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You Can be an Overcomer

nations. There are ever-flowing streams, clear as crystal, and beside them waving trees cast their shadows upon the paths prepared for the ran- somed of the Lord. There the widespreading plains swell into hills of beauty, and the moun- tains of God rear their lofty summits. On those peaceful plains, beside those living streams, God’s people, so long pilgrims and wanderers, shall find a home.

“My people shall dwell in a peaceable habita- tion, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting- places.” “Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” “They shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and an- other inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: . . Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.” Isaiah 32:18; 60:18; 65:21, 22.

There, “the wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” “Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree.” Isaiah 35:1; 55:13. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leop- ard shall lie down with the kid . . and a little child shall lead them.” “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,” saith the Lord (Isaiah 11:6, 9).

Pain cannot exist in the atmosphere of Heaven. There will be no more tears, no funeral trains, no badges of mourning. “There shall be no

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