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16. There shall be a 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 the earth, Is. 60. 5. The abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 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 show forth the praises of the Lord. 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 pinetree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my name glorious.
Joel 2. 21. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things. Be not afraid, ye. beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength. 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. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you.
Joel 3. 18. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth
A time of joy-A time of restitution. of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of, Shittim. Is. 25. 6; and 35th entire, and 41. 18.
1. 416. Will the millenium bė a time of great joy ?
Is. 25. 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.
Is. 35. 10. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Is. 65. 18. Behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 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.
Is. 52. 9. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comfort. ed his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Zep. 3. 14. Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thy hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
417. Will there be any favorable revolutions at the time of the millenium ?
Is. 11. 6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together:
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and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child put his hand on the cockatrice's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea,
Is. 35. 6. In the wilderness shall waters break out, and strearas in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: In the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Is. 41. 18. I will open rivers in high places, and, fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and the pine, and the box-tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Is. 40. 4. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Is. 55. 13. Instead of the thorn shall come up the firtree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtletree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an eva erlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Is. 65. 25. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the Lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.
Ezk. 47. 8. Then said he unto me, These waters issue out towards the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.- -And where shall be a very great multitude of fish, because
Preceded by judgments. these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed: and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. Zec. 14. 8.
Ac. 3. 21. Whom the heaven must receive, until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began.
418. Will the millenium be preceded by general judgments upon mankind ?
Ps. 2. 8. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts. of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Ps. 37. 9. For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. 10-13.
Pr. 2. 21. The upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
Is. 11. 1. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse--4. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with his lips shall he slay the wicked. 6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
Is. 24. 1. Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. 3. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled; for the Lord hath spoken this.word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Thereforo hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwel!!
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therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 17. Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitants of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth do shake. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavily upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. 23. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
Is. 26. 20. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. Forbehold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
. Is. 28. 21. For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, and shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
Is. 34. 1. Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and