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themselves from society) vainly attempt   but in the last God states, “Yet have I set
        to attain holiness by such measures. We   my king upon my holy hill of Zion” (Psa
        noted in preceding articles that when God   2:6). In the second, a cursed earth and
        saves a person, He indwells them with   wicked world were sunk under a flood,
        the Holy Spirit, sealing them as divine   but in the millennium the curse is lifted
        property for eternity. How extraordinarily   and righteousness reigns. In the third, the
        gracious of God to provide One who is   world was led astray by the government
        our teacher, comforter, helper and guide,   of Nimrod, but in the millennium there’s
        whose mission is to conform us to Christ.   a new government where the seven-fold
          Gifts are given by each Person of the   characteristics of the Holy Spirit will be
        Godhead (Rom 12; 1Co 12; Eph 4), en-  displayed (Isa 11:2-3). In the fourth, the
        abling us to function in every sphere of   newly called-out nation of Israel ends in
        life to the glory of God. The Father disci-  detention as slaves in Egypt, but in the
        plines (Heb 12) and forgives us (1Jn 1:9).   millennium God will have Israel at the
        The Spirit intercedes on our behalf (Rom   head of the nations, never to be set at
        8:26), and the Son ministers as our Great   nought again. In the fifth, God’s covenant
        High Priest. Beloved, we are inexplicably   of law was impossible for any to keep,
        and extraordinarily loved by God, and   but in the millennium, Christ having es-
        whether it be physical (Mat 6:26-33), spiri-  tablished a new covenant, the Holy Spirit
        tual, emotional, mental or moral, there is   empowers individuals (Jer 31:31-34; Eze
        sufficient care on hand by each Person of   36:26-27). In the sixth, the Church fails
        the Trinity. The Christian can say, “We are   time and again, but in the millennium, it’s
        being saved.”                         presented a “glorious church, not having
                                              spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but
        Glorification and the Three Persons of   that it should be holy and without blem-
        the Godhead                           ish” (Eph 5:27). In the grand finale, the
          Believers in the Thessalonian church   doors of time shall close and the eternal
        were perplexed and distressed about the   Day of God shall open; only the redeemed
        future of their deceased brothers and sis-  of all time shall enter and every tear shall
        ters. Would they miss out on the second   be wiped away! “There shall be no more
        coming of Christ and His glorious king-  death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither
        dom? Paul, having received a word from   shall there be any more pain: for the for-
        the Lord, taught them that every believer   mer things are passed away” (Rev 21:4).
        in this dispensation will rise together to   Beloved, there are not sufficient adjec-
        meet the Lord in the air (1Th 4:13-18). Each   tives in the English language to adequate-
        body will be instantaneously changed   ly convey the perfection of the salvation
        (1Co 15:51-55) and fashioned like unto   God provides. Every child of God can lift
        our  Lord’s glorious body  (Php 3:21),   their voice to declare, “We shall be saved!”
        forever beyond the reach of sin (1Jn 3:2).   “We will … [show] to the generation to
        What God desired in the beginning, He   come the praises of the LORD, and his
        shall have in the end, and failure in every   strength, and his wonderful works that
        dispensation won’t prevent each Person   he hath done” (Psa 78:4). “He hath made
        of the Godhead from bringing this great   his wonderful works to be remembered:
        salvation to pass.                    the LORD is gracious and full of compas-
          In the first dispensation Adam failed,   sion” (111:4).

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