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1863 Excerpt: ...Himself, having made peace through the blood of
His cross; by Him, I fay, whether they be the things upon the
earth, or the things in the heavens" (Col. i. 19, 20). " In the
former text, the reconciliation was mainly regarded as past; here
the language seems to hint at applications more expressly future '
It is not only to reconcile as before; it is here, " to reconcile
back again " (d.7roKaTaXXdai), to re-establish a condition which
existed when God looked with Divine complacency on His creatures,
and spoke of all as " very good." Further, what in the first text
was described as " the world," here receives the noticeable
amplification, "all things; whether they be things on earth, or
things in heaven." The third text is from the Epistle to the
Ephesians. " Having made known unto us the mystery of His will,
according to the good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, in
regard of the dispensation of the fulness of times, to sum up again
(for Himself) all things in Christ, --the things in the heavens,
and the things upon the earth, --even in Him, in whom we were also
chosen for His inheritance " (Ephes. i. 9, 10). Then, at the
appointed hour, --for this is the meaning of the fulness of time
(Gal. iv. 4), --will He " gather together in one all things in
Christ," whether in heaven or earth, i. e., visible or invisible.
How this can be interpreted of the present dispensation (so Gill
and others) it is difficult to fee. Dean Alford translates, " the
economy of the fulfilment of the seafons;" and objects to its being
explained by the passage in the Galatians. Still the difficulty
remains, in what sense will all things, visible and invisible, ever
be gathered together in Christ? It is clea...
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