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'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' (Isa. 25:8).
Again, the description of the city given in Ezekiel 48:30 -35 with its
twelve gates, each bearing the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel,
establishes another link between the restored Jerusalem which shall be on the
earth, with the Heavenly City, which is to descend out of heaven after the
Millennium has run its course:
'The nations (of them which are saved) shall walk in the light of it:
and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it'
In strong contrast with the constitution of the Church, 'where there is
neither Greek nor Jew' (Col. 3:11) the distinction between Israel and the
nations will be maintained throughout the whole period. It is not within our
present intention or ability to attempt to fit Old Testament prophecies into
(1) the Millennium or (2) into the succeeding Day of God, all we know is that
many Scriptures hitherto labelled 'Millennial' have been so indicated without
sufficient justification. Patient and accurate study is demanded of any who
will attempt to extend the suggestions offered in this brief article; patient
accumulation and tabulation of many prophecies that deal with the hopes and
destiny of Israel will have to be made before it can be said with any degree
of certainty, 'here Israel's kingdom ends' and 'this is Millennial', but we
can only express our conviction that Israel's kingdom will continue until the
day of which 1 Corinthians 15:28 speaks, when it will be swallowed up in 'the
perfect day' (Prov. 4:18), 'the day of the age' (2 Pet. 3:18) when what we
loosely call 'eternity' takes the place of time.
While it must be admitted that there are passages, some of great
length, in the Revelation that have as their burden, Woe, Judgment and Wrath,
it is a joy to record the sevenfold Benediction that runs through the book,
linking the opening chapter with the last, and taking its place with the
seven seals, seven vials and seven trumpets which are such a feature of this
The Sevenfold Blessing
Time at hand.
Works follow them.
Marriage Supper of the Lamb.