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Blessedness.

State of bliss of believers, veiled and imperfect in this life (Kingdom of Grace), perfect and eternal in heaven (Kingdom of Glory). Effected and sealed by the Gospel, appropriated and enjoyed by faith. Consists in spiritual joy, happiness, peace, hope, restoration of divine image in man, eternal glory (1 Co 2:9; Mt 5:3–12; Ro 4:6–8; Ps 16:11; 17:15; 23; 92:12–14; 128; Jb 36:11; Dt 28:1–14; Eph. 1:3; 2 Ptr 1:2–4; Rv 14:13; 1 Jn 3:2).


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