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Faithful men who have proved themselves during this age and have shown themselves worthy of the exercise of power will be entrusted with this authority. While we have no idea who these will be, they certainly will not be the great figures of past history. Alexander the Great, Caesar, Charlemagne, Napoleon, and similar personages will not be among their number. Some men will rule nations; others will rule provinces. Still others will administer the government of ten cities or five cities, as the Parable of the Pounds indicates.

The serpent will probably retain its present form, but its fangs which are so deadly at the present time will be no longer poisonous. The prophet sums it up: “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:9). Chapter V The Millennial Government “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

23:25). Actually, sickness came into the world as the result of the curse. There was no sickness in the Garden of Eden. While physical death continued to reign on the earth, even after the redemption of God’s people at the exodus, yet provision was made for healing. The fact is that sickness was considered a curse, and God promised deliverance and immunity from it. However, the promise hinged on the condition of obedience. For a time the children of Israel enjoyed the blessing. “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes” (Psa.

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