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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

ia.

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-

18.

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 out—a heavenly company—to

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

shut.

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?"