of the Saved
people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in
quiet resting places. Isa. 32:18.
In the Bible the inheritance of the saved is called "a country."
Hebrews 11:14-16. There the heavenly Shepherd leads His flock to fountains
of living waters. The tree of life yields its fruit every month, and the leaves
of the tree are for the service of the nations. There are ever-flowing streams,
clear as crystal, and beside them waving trees cast their shadows upon the
paths prepared for the ransomed of the Lord. There the wide-spreading plains
swell into hills of beauty, and the mountains of God rear their lofty summits.
On those peaceful plains, beside those living streams, God's people, so long
pilgrims and wanderers, shall find a home. . . .
"the wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the
desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose." "Instead of the
thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the
myrtle tree." "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the
leopard shall lie down with the kid; . . . and a little child shall lead them."
"They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain," saith
the Lord. Isaiah 35:1; 55:13; 11:6, 9. There man will be restored to his lost
kingship, and the lower order of beings will again recognize his sway; the
fierce will become gentle, and the timid trustful.
exist in the atmosphere of heaven. There will be no more tears, no funeral
trains, no badges of mourning. "There shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, nor crying: . . . for the former things are passed away." "The
inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be
forgiven their iniquity." Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 33:24.
Eden life will be lived, the life in garden and field. "They shall build
houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit
of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant,
and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and
mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands." Isaiah 65:21, 22.
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