The Infinite Reach.

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The Infinite Reach combines and includes within itself all eras, ages, periods, and times, from "everlasting to everlasting."

    The Antecreative Eras are reaches with only one common finite limit or border, in which but two Existences as Powers have being and place. These two Existences are, first, The Infinite Majesty, - to whom be glory in the highest forever, - and, second, Satan, King of Evil.

    The Infinite Majesty is the One God, the True Light, the Source of every good and perfect gift. He is without beginning of days or end of life, and is the Supreme Ruler of, and in, and throughout, the Infinite Reach.

    The One God is the Sublime Unity, the Holy Trinity, the Unity of the Power that conceives, the Power that signifies assent, and the Power that fulfils.

    The Sublime Unity is the Creator and the King of Righteousness.

    The Power that conceives is Thought.
    The Power that signifies assent is the Word.
    The Power that fulfils is Action.
    These three Powers are equal the one with the other; the fullness of the three rests with and dwells in each one as a Person; hence each is positive and perfect as a Power; and they, as the Holy Trinity, combine into the Sublime Unity.

    The Sublime Unity, being the One God, is perfect within himself, and needs nothing to complete his happiness; for "known unto God are all his work from the beginning of the world." The Sublime Unity is the Giver of every good and perfect gift.

    Satan is the King of Evil, the Power of Darkness, the Source of pain and tribulation. Satan is without beginning of days, yet not, of necessity, without end of life.

    Satan is King of Unrighteousness, and is a non-creator.

    Satan combines within himself a conceiving power, as assenting power, and a fulfilling power; but, as a unity, he is imperfect; for, although combining these three powers within himself, yet, not being a creator, he is far below the Sublime Unity as a Power; hence these powers in Satan are not positive and perfect, in that he, Satan, cannot carry out or bring to pass all his thoughts and words. The evil, however, that the Infinite Majesty permits, that only can Satan bring to pass.

    Satan is aggressive, and, although powerful beyond all human conception (see 1 Kings xix. 11,12), he is, without the creature, powerless for want of a field of aggression.

    Satan in this portion of the Infinite Reach, for want of an aggressive field, is unproved as an Evil Tree, although the Infinite Majesty fully comprehends him and the inherent attributes of which he is a unity.

    Satan being aggressive, yet being unproved as an Evil Tree, God's great Purpose by Election is framed.

    God's Purpose by Election clearly demands a kingdom filled with intelligences, in which all thought and action will be justified, and be without blemish, through the Word or Assenting Power "dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."

    At this point, let a tag or mark be placed upon the Infinite Reach as a tangible comprehensive beginning to the Creative Eras. (see Landmarks)

    The Kingdom of God now, at or about this point in the Infinite Reach, begins in the ordination of the Word of God as the King and the Messiah. (See Psalm ii. 6,7.)

A. The Messiah is the beginning of the creation of God, and the beginning of the Kingdom of God; hence the creation and preparation of a body for the Word of God, which Word has been ordained as Messiah and King. This body (see Col. i. 15-18; Rev. iii 14) is the first-born of every creature, the very beginning of the creation of God, and is pure and unblemishable; hence Satan cannot touch this body, for it is created pure, and it ever will be kept pure. This body (see Col. i. 18) has the pre-eminence is all things; wherefore it must be the tangible foundation, base, and building that constitutes the tangible Kingdom of God, as pertaining to the living creature (see Eph. ii. 18, 22), that shall endure forever; hence immortality pertains to this body.

B. Creation of earth or of matter. This creation comprehends the material from which, later, a body was prepared for the living creature in the day that the living creature was created. This earthy body is blemishable, and it forms no part of the pure body that was previously prepared for the Word; they are separate and distinct, the one from the other. Mortality pertains to this earthly body; hence, through the earthy body, Satan has a field of operation before him in which to prove the quality of the fruit that inheres to his kingdom.

C. The spirit of the living creature (host not being considered) is now brought forth and clothes with or born into its earthy body. This is the first generation of the living creature; hence this body is the first or natural body of the living creature. (See the Infinite Reach at B.) Eternal life may fall to the creature in this body through the fulfillment of a perfectly upright and righteous life.

D. Satan now having a field of operation before him, makes aggression upon the living creature thus brought forth, and proves thereby that his kingdom bears bitter fruit.

E. The power of Satan is so great that the living creature falls into transgression; but, in this period or age, sin (see Rom. v. 12,13) is not imputed, for there is no law; hence no penalty is attached to the offense. The adherents of the Evil Kingdom, therefore, through the non-imputation of sin, fearlessly develop their aggressive schemes, but they are undoubtedly proving the deadly quality of the attributes of which they are unities.

31,754 B.C.

F. The Son begotten. At this point in the Infinite Reach time or determinate chronology begins. In and as the beginning of the creation of God, however (see the Infinite reach at A), a body was prepared for the Word of God, - the Word of God, before such creation, having been ordained as Messiah and King, - that the Word of God might do the will of God. The will of God is briefly given as follows (Gen. i. 28): "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth;" wherefore the Word of God, "in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily," now, or about this point in the Infinite Reach, comes forward and invests the body that had been prepared for him in and as the very beginning of the creation of God; that in, by, and with this body he may do the will of God by subjugating all hosts, by driving out evil in all its ramifications, and by replenishing the earth with those of his own choosing; hence with the advent of the Word of God as the begotten Son (for when the Word of God invested the body that had been prepared for the Son or Word, the indication follows that the Son was begotten at the period or time of such investment) the war against Satan is inaugurated; and with the advent of the Word of God as the begotten Son determinate chronology begins. (See timeline) The indication also follows that when the Word of God invested the body that had been created for it (see the Infinite Reach at A), that such investment endowed it with life, and hence this body became as was, after the investment, the Living Bread which (see St. John vi. 50,51) shall be eaten that eternal life may, through the eating thereof, pertain to the creature.

G. The Word of God is the Messiah, the Messiah is the King, and the King is the Son of God, who now dwells in the body that was prepared for him in the beginning that he might do the will of God; therefore, can Satan bring and tarnish upon the unblemished body of the Son because of the non-imputation of sin? Never; for this body is unblemishable through the power of the Infinite God that created it perfect and without spot; hence the non-imputation of sin possessed no strength as a temptation to the Son of God that he should transgress through the prevailing condition of leniency. The indication is also manifest that the purity of the Kingdom of Righteousness depends upon the perfect unblemishability of the body that was prepared for the Word or the Son; into which body the spirit of the living creature is and will be regenerated or born that it may be clothes upon with this unblemishability. (See, also, 2 Cor. v. 1-4.)

H. The war against Satan (see Rev. xii. 1-9) is made manifest after the begetting of the Son. In this war Satan is cast out of heaven into the earth, and his angels are cast out with him. Before this casting out, however, Satan (see Rev. xii. 4) drew a great host after him and cast them into the earth; hence the unsubjugated host of evil, and the host under bondage to it, roam the earth, apparently unchecked, with no penalty attached to their offenses; for no law has entered even yet for the imputation of sin.

29,789 B.C.

I. Creation of the First or White Race of Men. At or about this time in the Infinite Reach, a body was formed for this Race (Adam's, see Gen. v. 2) of the dust of the earth, the breath of life was breathed into it by the Creative Power, and it became a living soul. Thus the spirit of man of Adam's race is, at the first, or at the time of its bringing forth, clothed with an earthly body, and hence, the earthly body is the first or natural body of man of Adam's race. (For the elementary creation, not formation, of this material body, see the Infinite Reach at B.) Man (see Gen. i. 28) is called as a subjugatory Element.

K. The Law enters in the creation and bringing forth of man of Adam's race; for (see Rom. v.13-20) "until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law;" and (see Gal. iii. 19) the law was added because of transgressions. Insasmuch, however, as death reigned from Adam to Moses, so the ruling of the Law is made manifest from the calling of Adam, whether such Adam be the progenitor of the First Race of men or whether he be the progenitor of the Fourth Race.

    The Law entered because of the transgression that existed prior to the advent of man of Adam's Race; hence, from the entering thereof, sin will be imputed to the transgressor irrespective of host, that the offense may abound against the transgressor irrespective of host.

    The indication becomes manifest that inasmuch as the Law is a righteous embodiment, that all hosts must come under its rulings, whether such hosts pertain to the heaven or to the earth; hence the Law contains an ordination to life that the one who fulfils the Law may live in it, and it contains a ministration of death that the penalty of transgression may rest over the transgressor irrespective of host. Wherefore the entering in of the Law, with its accruing penalty, - viz., death, - calls for the absolute presence of two or more witnesses that shall offer faithful testimony for and against the transgressor irrespective of host, when, through the imputation of sin and the abounding of the offense, the books shall be opened for the judgment of the transgressor.

L. Advent of the Messiah as a Faithful Witness. The two Faithful Witnesses (see Rev. i. 5; Rev. iii 14) are the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit; hence they must have testimony to present from the entering in of the Law until judgment shall have been rendered against the transgressor irrespective of host.

    The First Person of the Trinity may also be a Witness, whereby two Witnesses will be found who can testify for and against the transgressor for the period of time, -viz., three days and three nights, during which the Messiah as Jesus Christ lay environed with absolute death.

    The indication is also clear that inasmuch as Satan continues from the entering in of the Law until the same shall be ready to vanish away, that the witness that shall testify in his case must also endure for the same period of time.

23,017 B.C.

M. Creation of the Second or Red Race of Men. This Race of men is created independent of and distinct from the First Race, and is called forth as a subjugatory Element; wherefore the ruling of the Law is over it also; but, like its predecessor (for the First Race fell into transgression), it was too weak to resist the wiles of Satan, king of Evil.

21,414 B.C.

N. The First Race of Men having failed in its mission as a subjugatory Element, is swept away from the face of the earth through the agency of earthquake and volcanic eruption.

O. The Law of Iniquity calls for the transmission of the iniquity of the fathers upon the children (see Ex. xxxiv, 5-7) unto the third and to the fourth generation; hence, in order that this Law may fulfill, an escaping remnant will always be provided that the destruction of the human family be not total.

P. The Escaping Remnant is made manifest in and by the overlap of the First and Second races of men (see the Infinite Reach at M-N), during which, by intermarriage, the iniquity, blood, and characteristics of the First Race are visited upon the Second.

13,465 B.C.

Q. Creation of the Third or Black Race of Men. This Race is created and brought forth independent of, and distinct from, either of the two preceding races. Moreover the indication is clear that the intermarriage of the White and Red races would not produce a Black Race.

    This Race, in turn, was called and given a mission comprehending the subjugation of Evil, but it failed to cast down the mighty Power of Evil; and, hence, failed as a subjugatory Element.

12,098 B.C.

R. Destruction of the Second Race or Red Race by drought and famine. This destruction, however, was not total; for by intermarriage during the overlap of the Second and Third races a remnant was made to escape, whereby the iniquity, blood, and characteristics of the Second were visited upon the Third, and (see the Song of Sol. i. 5,6) not only those of the Second, but, by the operation of the Law of Iniquity, those of the First Race also.

3897 BC

S. Creation of the Fourth or Pale Race of Men. This Race was created independent of, and distinct from, the three that preceded it. Inasmuch, however, as a mixed multitude maybe produced through the intermarriage of the White, Red, and Black races, the predominating color of which would be pale, so the pale color of the Fourth Race of men serves as a veil to screen the independent creation of the first three races. After the creation of the Fourth Race of Men, the Most High rested from his labors, and He will not take them up again until His great Purpose by Election shall have become established; which Purpose, as already indicated, is the justification of all thought and action, through the Word or Assenting Power of the Infinite Majesty, in a kingdom of which He is the absolute unblemished Monarch. The Fourth Race also falls into transgression, and fails in its mission as the subjugator of Evil; wherefore the promise is given in the garden of Eden that a subjugator shall arise in the House of Man.

T. The Second and Third Persons of the Trinity, now that the whole four races of men have failed in their respective missions as subjugators, evidently must carry out the plans of the Most High for the subjugation of Evil, and for the redemption of the creature that is under bondage to Satan, and, also, to establish God's great Purpose by Election; hence no new creature for the establishment of righteousness through free agency, or righteousness by works under the Law, may be still further extended; the indication being clear that, while the creature is on trial, the Second and Third Persons of the Trinity will not, or do not, take up the subjugatory labors; and that they will not now, or do not, take them up until after the complete failure of the creature world shall have been fully demonstrated, whether such creature pertain to the heaven or to the earth.

    In the plans of the Most High man (see Ex. xix. 3-6) is pointed to as a possible kingdom of priests and a holy nation, which indication is confirmed by the choosing of the tribe Levi in the stead of the first-born, that are males, among all the tribes of Israel. As a priesthood and a holy nation man becomes a peculiar people unto the Lord, and a choice instrumentality in the wonders pertaining to the regeneration of the creature.

2241 BC

U. Destruction of the Third Race of Men by Deluge of Noah. Thus the Third Race was swept away; but by the intermarriage of the Third and Fourth races during the overlap or contemporary existence thereof, the iniquity, blood, and characteristics of the First, Second, and Third races were visited upon the Fourth race or generation in full harmony with the Law that governs the transmission of iniquity to the fourth generation.

    The escaping remnant of the Third race (see Isa. xxi. 16, 17), and that of the overlapping portion of the Fourth (see Gen. vii. 7-13), was very small, consisting of but eight persons in all, -viz., Noah and his wife, his three sons and their wives. Upon these eight persons, therefore, the iniquity, blood, and characteristics of four independent consecutive races of men rested; and hence, from them are redeveloped the mixed multitude that peoples the Fourth or Pisonic Age.

    The indication is now clear that, because of the complete failure of man of Adam's race, the Second and Third Persons of the Trinity must, in themselves, fulfil the plans of the Most High for the subjugation of Evil, and for the redemption of the creature that is under bondage to Satan, and also, to establish God's Purpose by Election; hence the grand struggle for supremacy will be carried on between the Second and Third Persons of the Trinity on the one part, and Satan, King of Evil, on the other part. (See, also, Jer. xv. 11-21.)

1827 BC

V. Advent of the Living Bread that came down from heaven, as the Redeemer, and as the Subjugator. Melchizedek (see Gen. xiv. 18-20), priest of the most high God, brings forth bread and wine. This bread is the pure body, or is of the pure body, that was prepared for the Word in the beginning of the creation of God (see the Infinite Reach at A), suitable for the labors involved in the subjugation of evil, and for the redemption of the fallen creature.

    This bread, as already indicated, became the Living Bread in the day when the Word of God invested it (see the Infinite Reach at F); and hence, the Word of God by thus investing the pure body that had been prepared for the Word became and was begotten as the Son of God that he might do the will of God. This Living Bread, therefore, is the Living Bread that, later (see St. John vi. 51; St. John viii. 54-58; Gen. xiv. 18-20), came down from heaven; and, inasmuch as it was and is created unblemishable, the indication is clear that no evil or unclean thing can become united to it, or even touch it.

    Melchizedek is, with little or no doubt, the Third Person of the Trinity, the Fulfilling Power of the Infinite Majesty; the Messiah is the Second Person of the Trinity, the Word or Ascending Power of the Infinite Majesty; hence the Prime Movers in the work for the subjugation of evil and for redemption of the fallen creature are made manifest as presences.

    When Melchizedek, priest of the most high God, brought forth bread and wine he met Abram returning from the slaughter of the kings. At this meeting (see Gen. xiv. 18-20) Melchizedek blessed Abram of the most high God, and called him possessor of heaven and earth. From the greatness of Melchizedek (see Heb. viii. 1-4) and from the magnitude of the blessing wherewith he blessed Abram, the indications are almost positive that Abram ate of the bread brought forth by Melchizedek; and also, that this bread was the Living Bread that came down from heaven, that it was the body of the begotten Son (see the Infinite Reach at A), that it was the flesh of the Redeemer which (see St. John vi. 51-58) must be eaten that life may ensue; wherefore, when Abraham ate of this Living Bread his spirit was born into it or transferred into it, that, through such transfer, he might obtain life.

    At the first, however, where man of Adam's race is concerned, the spirit of man was born into the earthy body (see the Infinite Reach at I) that was prepared or formed out of the dust of the earth for it; but now, by partaking of the Living Bread also; and, hence, is regenerated or born into the body that was created and prepared for the body that was created and prepared for the Word or Son (see the Infinite Reach at A) prior to the creation of matter or created condition otherwise.

    When Abram ate of the Living Bread, the Living Bread, from the time of the eating thereof, took upon itself the flesh of Abram, or of Abraham, as he afterwards was called, whereby the iniquity that rested upon Abraham also rested upon the Living Bread through the operation of the great Law of Iniquity.

The indication follows from these conditions that when the spirit of man is regenerated or born into the Living Bread, the Living Bread or second body with which the spirit of man is thus clothes really is (see 1 Cor. xv. 44-48; St. John vi. 51-58) the flesh of the Lord that came down from heaven, or, in other words, that it really is of the body that was prepared for the Word (see the Infinite Reach at A), in and as the very beginning of the creation of God.

W. Advent of the Messiah as the Son of Man, and as the Seed of Abraham. Abraham having eaten of the Living Bread, the Living Bread, as already indicated, became through the operation of physical laws part of his flesh; wherefore, by the power of God, it, the Living Bread, was brought forth into the world a manifest physical presence as the flesh and seed of Abraham; even as woman (see Gen. ii. 21-23) was brought forth into the world, by the same Power, from the flesh of Adam as a manifest physical presence.

    From these conditions indications follow that, at this time (see the Infinite Reach at W), the Living Bread became the seed of Abraham, and that the seed of Abraham (see Gal. iii. 16) is the Messiah as the Son of man (see, also, Gen. iii. 16); hence the Messiah made his advent as the Son of man (see St. john viii. 56-58) in the day of Abraham.

847 BC

X. Advent of the Messiah as the Prophet. (see Deut. xviii. 15.) The Messiah as the Prophet is manifest as a physical presence in and as Elisha the son of Shaphat; the proof being witnessed (see 2 Kings v. 10-14; St. Luke vii. 19-23; St. Luke vi. 44) by Elisha's works; wherefore, from these conditions, indications are evident that the Living Bread descends into the valley of the shadow of death, and that it returns from thence (see Isa. vi. 13) and shall be eaten.

    By descent into the valley of the shadow of death the Messiah changes his tabernacle as the seed of Abraham, the Seed of Isaac, the Seed of Jacob, and as the Seed of Jacob after him; hence it follows that the Messiah (see 1 Chron. xvii. 4, 5) walked in many tabernacles; one of which, as already indicated, is that manifest in Elisha the Prophet.

AD 1

Y. Advent of the Messiah as the Seed of Woman. Through the ministrations of the priesthood of Melchizedek (see St. Luke i. 26-35, in harmony with Gen. xiv. 18-20) the Virgin also ate of the Living Bread; hence the Living Bread was, in due time, born of the Virgin in fulfillment of the promise given in the garden of Eden, and also in fulfillment of the sign given Ahaz, king of Judah. The name Jesus, and Jesus (see St. Matt. xxvii. 17) is called Christ.

AD 34

Z. Crucifixion and absolute death of the Messiah as Jesus Christ. In this death the penalty that rested upon the redeemed transgressor (see the Infinite Reach at K) was absolutely paid in strict fulfillment of the Law.

When the Messiah as Jesus Christ thus died he laid down his life in the pure, unblemished body that had been prepared for him (see the Infinite Reach at A) in and as the very beginning of the creation of God; and into which the spirit of the creature, through the communion or eating thereof, had had been regenerated prior to this absolute death; hence, through regeneration, the creature died an absolute death (see, also, 2 Cor. iv. 10, 11) in the absolute death of Jesus Christ the Messiah, the escaping Remnant (see Isa. i. 9; Romans ix. 29), of and for the creature world.

A'. Resurrection of the Messiah as Jesus Christ. When Messiah as Jesus Christ, the manifest Lord and Savior, arose from the dead on the third day after his death, he arose as the Word of God, clothed with pure, unblemished, and unblemishable body that was prepared for him in the beginning of the creation; hence, inasmuch as the spirits of the redeemed were regenerated, born into, or transferred from the earthy body that was formed for them in the day they were created and with which they were clothed (see the Infinite Reach at I) in the day they were created into the pure, unblemishable body of the Messiah (see the Infinite Reach at A), so they, the redeemed, will rise with Christ the Redeemer when he returns from the absolute death that environs him after his crucifixion, clothed with this body; and, hence, will partake of eternal, never-ending life through the redemption thus provided.

    With the death of Christ the judgment of the creature host commences; and with the resurrection of Christ the Year of Jubilee for the creature host is ushered in.

    Now, although the Judgmental Era commences from the time of the absolute death of the Messiah as Jesus Christ, yet, inasmuch as transgression does not come to the full until the seventy weeks of the book of Daniel shall have expired, the indication becomes manifest that the judgment of the Evil Host will not begin until after such fulness shall have been established.

AD 2133

B'. Transgression comes to the full at or about this time in the Infinite Reach, according to the seventy weeks of the book of Daniel; hence the judgment of the Evil Host commences with or about the year A.D. 2133. The judgment of all hosts doubtless will have been rendered prior to the advent of the Messiah as King of the Thousand Years Era; although the entire destruction of Evil may not find accomplishment until after this wondrous reign shall have expired.

AD 2853

C'. Advent of the Messiah as King of the Thousand Years Era. This wondrous reign will constitute proof of the subjugation of the earth, as called for (Gen. i.28); and it also reveals the Ruler as the Subjugator Jesus Christ, the Word of God, for whom, as Messiah and King, a body was prepared which is and was the very beginning of the creation of God, and into which body the creature world is regenerated or born.

AD 3853

D'. The Era of Destruction. During this Era the fire from God out of heaven shall come down and shall test all things; that which is good will endure, but that which is evil will perish forever as an energy and as an active principle. After these great things shall have been fulfilled, then the Word will return to the Father, and the Infinite Three as the Sublime Unity will crown the unfolding future with glories inconceivable for wonder and for magnitude.

AD 3963

E'. End of Time. Time was set apart for the overthrow of Evil, and for the establishment of a kingdom in which all thought and action will be justified through the Word or Assenting Power of the Infinite Majesty; hence, with the exit of time, Evil ceases to exist as a vitality; but the Kingdom of Righteousness is enthroned forever upon an indestructible base without any rival to mar the creature or to force development from its perfect path.

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