By Richard Sibbes
And let all that has been spoken allure those that are not yet in the state of grace to come under Christ’s sweet and victorious government, for, though we will have much opposition, yet, if we strive, he will help us. If we fail, he will cherish us. If we are guided by him, we will overcome. If we overcome, we are sure to be crowned. As for the present state of the church, we see now how forlorn it is, yet let us comfort ourselves that Christ’s cause will prevail. Christ will rule, till his enemies become his footstool (Psalm 110:1), not only to trample upon, but to help him up to mount higher in glory. Babylon will fall, “for strong is the Lord God who judges her” (Rev. 18:8). Christ’s judgment, not only in his children, but also against his enemies, will be victorious, for he is “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Rev. 19:16). God will not always suffer antichrist and his supporters to revel and swagger in the church as they do.
Excerpt from Works of Richard Sibbes, Kindle Edition, Loc. 2204 [Language modernized in few places by this site]