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Joseph Franklin Rutherford
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 324 pages of information about The Harp of God.

[621]Finally, at the end of the Millennial reign of the Messianic kingdom, all the obedient ones of the human race will have been restored to perfect conditions.  The harp of God, the great doctrinal truths, will be magnified in the hearts of all the people.  But even now the fully consecrated Christian is pictured as standing above the kingdoms of this world, having the harp of God, and singing the song of Moses and the Lamb, saying:  “Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.  Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?” And with the close of the thousand years “all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest”. (Revelation 15:3,4) These are looking to the finished work of Christ.

HALLELUJAH CHORUS

[622]By faith looking up through the corridor of the Millennial age now opening, we see standing at the further end thereof a perfect race of human beings.  Every vestige of wickedness, selfishness, and wrong has been eliminated.  During the thousand-year reign of Christ that old serpent, the devil and Satan, has been restrained, that he might not deceive the nations and peoples during the Messianic reign. (Revelation 20:1-3) Being released for a little season at the end of that period, he has put forth his efforts again to deceive; but now these have ended and Satan is destroyed, because God has decreed it thus. (Revelation 20:7-10; Hebrews 2:14) Abraham, the father of the faithful, and his colleagues of like faithfulness, who have, under the supervision of the Christ, directed the people through their Millennial trial, have finished their earthly career and have been raised to a higher plane as spirit beings.  Having during that reign turned many to righteousness, they shine forth as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:3) The earth has been brought to a condition of Edenic Paradise.  In it there are no weeds, thistles, or wicked thorns.  It is a fit habitation for perfect man, pleasing to the eye.  All men and women have been perfected in organism, mind, and character; and gracious words are upon their lips.  Each one, granted a perfect voice, possesses the ability to sing perfectly; and a song of joy is upon all lips.  All the creation of earth is now subjected to man; and the chief joy of every one is and will be to contribute to the happiness of his fellow men and to glorify God and Christ.

[623]By faith behold this happy picture for a moment, and then turn your vision to the things heavenly.  There angels, who for ages have faithfully performed service as messengers to the Lord, are assembled; line upon line, tier upon tier of these glorious beings.  In their respective positions of honor stand forth the cherubim and seraphim; and in the midst of all stands the Christ.  Jesus Christ the blessed and faithful one, as the great victor now looks back over

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