Changes are only for time, none in eternity

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Robert Traill (The Lord's Prayer, John 17:24), Works 2:275-276:

If a believer get a view of the glory of Christ by faith now, it is but as a transient glance, very sweet, but very short. In our sweetest enjoyments of Christ’s company on earth, he may please to awake, and leave us without it, Cant. 2:7; and not only reserveth he a sovereign latitude in giving or withholding his sensible presence, but, in love and wisdom for our good, he draws near or withdraws; and his people are made to feel their profit in these changes. But no such changes in heaven. Changes are only for time, none in eternity. I believe, that as soon as any man passeth out of time into eternity, he knows immediately and certainly, that he is now come into an eternal and unalterable state. The light of eternity demonstrates it. So that the saint, entering into heaven, knows that the everlasting doors that were opened to let him in, are shut on him to keep him in that state to eternity; and this is a great part of his blessedness.
 
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