How long will the Spirit abide with believers?

How long will the Spirit abide with believers (John 14:16)?

Mr. Newberry’s margin points out that the literal meaning of "forever" (the Comforter "may abide with you for ever") is "to the age." Does this then imply that the Spirit’s relationship to believers in this age remains only until the kingdom age, similar to the servant’s relationship to Rebekah in Genesis 24?

The exact expression, "to the age" appears 28 times in the New Testament. These include 1 Peter 1:25 ("the Word of the Lord endureth forever") and Hebrews 7:17, 21, 24, 28 (relating to the Lord’s everlasting priesthood), neither of which are limited in duration. John 14:16 is the last of 12 times John uses this expression. Every other time it has the full force of "forever." For instance, "they shall not perish to the age" (10:28, YLT) doesn’t endanger our eternal security. "Never thirst" (4:14), "live forever"(6:51, 58), "the Son abideth ever" (8:35), and "never see death" (8:51, 52) can’t suggest a future limit. Peter (13:8) wasn’t thinking of the Lord’s future service (Luke 12:37) when he said, "Thou shalt never wash my feet."

The Spirit’s relationship to believers in this age, the Bride, will never terminate.

D. Oliver