By Gordon Lindsay
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However, the laws of the physical universe will no longer be prostituted for evil uses. The television screen which is able to link the world together no longer will be a medium for those vile and wicked programs which degrade the audiences that watch them. It shall have many noble uses for the benefit of the generations of the new era. We may assume that the progress of science will continue during the Millennium. ” The annual feast is analogous to the Lord’s Supper of the church. It is both memorial and prophetic.
We are referring to Israel and the nations of the earth that are saved after the Great and Notable Day of the Lord which continue on during the Millennium. Concerning the Millennial age, it appears that longevity will be restored to a length corresponding to that which prevailed during the antediluvian period. Bible readers are aware that during that time the average age of people at death was about 900 years. None reached 1000 years. Methuselah, the oldest person recorded, died at age 969. God had said to Adam that in the day that he sinned he would die.
We also notice, in comparing the chronological statements found in Genesis 7 and 8 which refer to the Flood, that the pre-flood year was composed of 12 months of 30 days. Thus the antediluvians had a perfect calendar. This is in sharp contrast to our present calendar which has a year that is approximately 365 1/4 days. According to Kepler’s laws concerning planetary bodies, the earth must have receded from the sun about a million miles. In such case the earth would receive on the average of two percent less heat, which undoubtedly would adversely affect the weather.