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us, they tell us plainly that the lo-ammi ("Not My people") condition of Israel is nearing
its close. Already believing Jews who accept Jesus as their Messiah are gathering and
witnessing in complete independence of Gentile Christianity, and the claim of Israel for
national recognition, made at Pentecost 1948, while not to be confused with the day
when they shall be restored by the Lord Himself, is certainly an indication that the great
epoch is upon us. The church of the Mystery fills the last gap in the outworking of the
ages, and in this dispensation of the Mystery, the conception of "fullness" receives its
"That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one
all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him"
(Eph. 1: 10).
Gap after gap has been succeeded by fullness after fullness, as we have already seen in
the outworking of the age-purpose, and at last we have arrived at the fullness of these
seasons. The outstanding characteristic of the dispensation of the fullness of the seasons
is that therein,
"He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and
which are on earth; even in Him."