| TE HOA MAOBI.
Ko nga mea katoa E KOKE NEI I OTI i raro i
nga tikanga o nga whakahere i to te takiwa
o nga Hurae; KUA OTI KATOA inaianei i te
whakahere kotahi o Ihu. A e kore te tan-
gata whakapono a maharahara iho ki nga
hara. E ai ta te Atua, " E kore ano hoki
e maharaharatia e ahau a ratou hara a
ratou kino A MAU AKE NEI, " Nga Hiperu 8.
12. He panui pai rawa atu tena mo te
hunga he e mau tonu ana i tona hara ki u
I muri mai e tata nei ki te ra o te koiero
i runga ake ra ka pa he mate ki taua
tamaiti, a ka hoki ia ki te kainga o tona
koheke; a e kore e roa ka hemo te tamaiti i
te mate kino. Katuhi ka kite atu ona
whanaunga enei reta kua tuhia iho ki te
taha o te whare e tata noi ki toua moenga,
"Kotahi nei hoki tana whakahere, a tika
tonu i a ia ake ake te hunga kua oti te whaka-
tapu. " Nga Hiperu 10. H.
E te kai korero! E kore ranei koe kia
tau iho to ngakau e whenei me te ngakau
o te tamaiti i tau iho nei ki taua tu whaka-
here ? Ko te mutunga iho tenei o ngu
whakahere e whakaae ana te Atua hei utu
mo nga hara. Ko te whakamutunga tenei
o nga whakahere e kaha ana ki te hohou
i te rongo ki te Atua. " Ma tena ingoa ka
whiwhi ai ki te murunga hara nga tangata
katoa e whakapono ana ki a iu. " Nga
Mahi A Nga Apotoro 10. 43.
KO TE HUNGA O TE KARAHI. " KIA
"'TATANGA ANO HOKI KOUTOU. "
E MOHIO ana te nuinga o nga
tangata e korero ana i tenei puka-
puka. "Te Hoa Maori, " nei, "ko te
hokinga mai a te Ariki Ihu Karaiti, ina. te
mea e tatari ana matou, e mea whai tikanga
ana taua mea ki nga hunga tekorua. Ko
te hunga tuatahi ko te hunga e moe aua i
roto i a Ihu, 1, Teharonika 4. 14. Ko te
hunga tuarua ko te hunga e ora ana, a, e
tatari ana tae noa ki Tona he kinga mai.
Ara, ko te hunga whakapono kua oti nei te
tanumanaga, ratou ko te hunga whakapono
e ora ana i te ra o Tona hokinga n ai ki te
tiki i ona. Korerotia 1. Teharonika 4. Hi-
who are alive, and remain unto His coming.
In other words, for those who have died,
and whose bodies have been laid low in the
grave; and for those Christians who are
still alive on the earth when He returns.
! Thess. iv 15-18.
Let me remind you what will happen to
these two classes of people at His coming.
The bodies of those who have died will be
raised up out of their graves, and the bodies
of those who are alive will be changed, all
being made like the glorious body of the
Lord Jesus-Phil, iii. 20, 21; then,
together, they will be caught up to meet Him
in the air. 1 Thess. iv. 17. All this will
happen "In a moment, in the twinkling of an
eye. " 1 Cor. xv. 52.
What joy! what blessing! They will
be for ever with and like their Lord. Out
of all those who have died, ever since sin
came into the world, there will be a com-
pany singled out. The scriptural name of
that company is " They that are Christ's. "
1. Cor. xv. 23. Out of all the vast number
of those who are still living throughout this
wide world, there will also be a com-
pany singled outa heavenly companyto
go up and meet their Lord. The name of
that company is, "They that" are "ready"
Matt. xxv. 10. These two companies to-
gether will go into their heavenly home, the
Father's house; and then the door will be
Now, if you should be called away
through death before our Lord Jesus Christ
conies, would you be amongst "those that
are Christ's " when He conies, and betaken
up to meet Him, and to be for ever with
Him ? or, would you be amongst these who
will be afterwards raised up to appear before
the great white throne; and who will be
judged according to their works, and cast
into the lake of tire ?Rev. 20, (11-15.
On the other hand, if the Lord should
come while you still live and remain, would
Bis coming find you amongst the " ready
ones ? or, would it find you amongst those
who, when it is too late, will seek admission,
saying, "Lord, Lord open to us; " and to
whom He will reply, " Verily verily, I say
unto you, I know you not?"