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440. A millennium of holiness and happiness upon this earth predicted.
Ps. 22: 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. — 37: 11 The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.72: 6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass : as showers that water the earth. 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish: 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him : all nations shall serve him.-86: 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O LORD; and shall glorify thy name.
Is. 2: 2 It shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plough-shares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. 20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats. - 25: 6 In this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees; of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.32: 15 Until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. — 45: 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. - 49: 6 I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end
of the earth. — 60: 18 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. [See the whole chapter.] 65: 17 Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath net filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old : but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 21 And they shall build houses and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.—66:23 It shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
Dan. 7: 27 The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Mic. 4: 1 In the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Hab. 2: 14 The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Mal. 1: 11 From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
Rom. 11:25 I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be sared:
A Time of Holiness.
as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
2 Pet. 3: 13 We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Rev. 20: 1 I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. [Num. 14: 21. Ps. 67: 4—7, and 82: 8. Is. 49: 8, 9, and 65: 17-23. Ac. 3: 20—25. Rev. 15: 4.] [See 90.]
441 Millennium a time of general holiness.
Is. 60: 21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. 65: 25 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lorv.
Jer. 31: 33 This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel ; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts ; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Ezk. 36: 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idlols, will I cleanse you. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you : and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 28° And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.—37: 23 Neither shall they detile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sin
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ned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and ) will be their God. 24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd : they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes.
Zep. 3: 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies, neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Zec. 14: 20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Rom. 11: 25 I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, [Dt. 18: 15,] There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. [See 506.] 442. Millennium a time of peace and unity.
Ps. 37: 11 The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. - 72: 3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish : and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
Is. 52: 8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice: with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. — 60: 17 I will also make thy oflicers peace, and thine exactors righteousness. 18 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. — 66: 12 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
Mic. 4: 3 He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong natio far off; and they shall beat their swords into plough-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid : for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. [Is. 2: 4. Ps. 72: 4-6. Is. 2: 4, and 11: 6–9.]
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443. Millennium a time of true knowledge.
Is. 11: 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy nountain : for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. [Hab. 2: 14.] — 29: 18 In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and ihe eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. 24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.--33: 6 Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy cimes, and strength of salvation : the fear of the Lord is his Treasure.
Jer. 3; 15 I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Heb. 8: 11 They shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all sha!! Inow me, from the least to the greatest.
414. Millennium a time of prosperity.
Ps. 72: 16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon : and they of the city shall flourish like grass of she earth.
Is. 60: 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear.and be enlarged ; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. 13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
Joel 2: 21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field : for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the trec beareth her fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength. 23 Be glad, then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month, 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall