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If we have Christ, we have all—without Christ we have nothing. You can be happy without money, without liberty, without parents, without friends, if Christ is yours. If you have not Christ, neither money, nor liberty, nor parents, nor friends, can make you happy. Christ, with a chain, is liberty; liberty without Christ, is a chain. Christ without anything, is riches; all things without Christ, is poverty indeed.
The administration of the fullness of times (Eph. 1:1010That in the dispensation of the fulness 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: (Ephesians 1:10)) is the result of God’s ways in government, when all things in heaven and earth will be united in perfect peace and union, under the authority of the Son of Man—the, Second Adam —the Son of God.
When Christ came, prophecy ceased, because He was there to fulfill all the words that the Prophets had spoken, and all that had been promised to the fathers. Immediately when He was rejected, prophecy was heard again. Prophecy then divided itself into two subjects. One, touching His Kingdom and coming glory”— things to come.” The other disclosed the secret of God—the Church, Christ’s Body—His Bride; not as of the world, but as given to Hint out of the world, during his rejection.
The Law requires good from a sinner, and as a consequence does not find it, it therefore works wrath, and condemns, and curses the sinner.
Grace works to produce good in the sinner, by imparting something to him; not requiring good where it is not to be found. Consequently, instead of condemning and cursing the sinner, it puts away his sin.
Satan is an accuser of the brethren in heaven. (Job 1; Rev. 12; Zech. 3) He is the accuser of God on earth, (Gen. 3) and a persecutor of the saints. (Job 2; Rev. 13)