This foretells the hard labor which man would endure under the conditions of the curse. The very elements would be adverse, making him suffer for his sin. Hard labor would break him down physically finally resulting in his death (Eccles. 3:20; Eccles. 12:7; Psalm 103:14; 1 Cor. 15:21-28). Deserts, barrenness, weeds, poisons, germs and every other form of curse were to add to man’s punishment until he would finally return to the cursed ground himself. The planets were affected so that weather conditions would become a problem (Isaiah 30:26; Isaiah 35:1-8; Rev. 7:16). Until the final restoration of all things, man’s whole existence was to be one of constant hardships, sufferings, and trials (Genesis 31:42; Genesis 35:16; Psalm 90:10; Psalm 107:12; Eccles. 1:8; Eccles. 2:18; Eccles. 4:8; Matthew 11:28; James 5:4). In the New Earth there will be no more curse. Everything will be as it was before Lucifer’s rebellion in the pre-Adamite world, and before man’s rebellion in the Adamite world (Acts 3:21; Rev. 22:3). Christ’s purpose in the millennial reign will be to rid the earth of all rebellion and curse so that man can carry out his original assignment of helping God administer the affairs of the universe (1 Cor. 15:24-28; Ephes. 1:10; Rev. 20-22).

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