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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE

KINGDOM OF GLORY

(Outline # 7)

Meditation:

COL

76-77

INTRODUCTION:

Most SDAs are aware of the establ

ishment of the kingdom of glory

but believe it begins with Christ's 2nd advent and continues to the

New Earth. Although God's kingdom of glory includes the millennium

(1,000 years) and the New Earth, the Scriptures clearly reveal that it

will begin partially before the 2nd Advent. The object of this study is to

establish this and show how, why, and where this kingdom will be

established.

1.

The Old Testament Church Expected The Kingdom Of Glory

Read:

Isaiah 9:6,7

The Jews expected the Messiah to establish the kingdom in their day.

With the promise of the birth of the Messiah (Christ) also came the

promise of the establishment of His kingdom.

2.

The Apostles Expected The Kingdom In Their Day

Read:

Acts 1:6,7

The Lord did not say that the kingdom was not to be established, but

that it was not for them to know the times or the seasons. The Jews

and the Apostles had studied these promises and were expecting

Christ to set up his kingdom of glory at that time. This indicates that

the kingdom will be established subsequent to the time of the

Apostles.

3.

The Kingdom Of Glory Established In The Latter Days

Read:

Daniel 2:44

a.

Here we see that the Kingdom is to be established

in the days of

the ten toe kings

(our time - 1

T

361). We conclude that the

promise to restore the Kingdom to Israel is to be fulfilled

during

the present world. We

must therefore now be looking for its

establishment. Not Before our present world or After, but IN —

DURING our present world.

b. We also note that the stone is the same as the kingdom because

they both smite the image. The

stone —144,000. (See outline on

Daniel two).

c. We note that the stone was a kingdom before it smote the

image. (See verse 44) "...and it [the kingdom] shall destroy all

these kingdoms..." This proves that the kingdom is established

before the finishing of the

gospel and the 2nd advent.

Read:

PK

19

The ancient people of God were to extend the borders of their

kingdom to embrace the whole world. God intended that the earth

was to be filled with righteousness from border to border.

GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE FOR ISRAEL

TO BE FULFILLED WITH THE SDA

CHURCH

Read:

PK

713, 714

Even though ancient Israel did not fulfill this commission, God's word

cannot return to Him void. Thus what ancient Israel failed to do, it will

be accomplished through the Israel of today. All the covenant

promises made to ancient Israel will finally reach their fulfillment

through the SDA church—modern or spiritual Israel. (

For further proof

see PK

22, 299).

Read:

Psalm 105:8-11

This verse describes what the covenant is and definitely reveals that

God will remember it forever. The covenant states that "unto thee will

I give the land of Canaan."—The kingdom established in Palestine.

4.

The Kingdom Established In The Latter Days In The Land Of Canaan

Read:

Jerimiah 30:3,24

a. Note that this promise of restoration is Unconditional, and that it

includes the return of ISRAEL and JUDAH (all 12 tribes) to the land

of their fathers (Canaan/Palestine). We also note that this is to be

fulfilled in the Latter Days (verse 24).

b. When Jeremiah was writing only two tribes existed as a nation.

The ten tribes had been scattered many years before in 721 B.C.

Up to this day they are completely assimilated among the

nations. Thus Jeremiah could not have been referring to his time.

Neither could his prophecy be speaking of the identifiable Jews

of today found in Palestine and other parts of the world, since

they too are descendants of the two tribes—Judah. Jeremiah

refers to all 12 tribes returning to the land of promise.

5.

Who Are The Early Morning Laborers?

Read:

Jeremiah 23: 5-8

This promise is also

Unconditional

and refers to all 12 tribes (Israel and

Judah) in the Latter days.

Read:

Hosea 3:4,5

Here we see that after many days of obscure wondering, without

their own government (king, or prince), and without the temple and

its services (sacrifice, ephod, teraphim, etc), all the tribes ("children of

Israel") will return [to the land of their fathers] and establish a

kingdom.

6.

What Will The Pre-Millennial Kingdom Be Like?

Read:

Isaiah 11:1-12

This passage could

NOT

be referring to Heaven during the millennium

or to the New Earth because:

a. There will be

no gentiles

to seek the kingdom.

b. No such gathering described in verses 11, 12, will take place in

2

3

heaven or the New Earth.

C. There will be No

births

from the time Christ returns, through the

1,000 years (millenium) and throughout the New Earth. Hence,

there will be no children in the earth made new. Therefore, this

passage unequivocally proves that this event is pre-millennial.

(See Luke 20:27-36; 1

SM

172, 173)

d. Therefore, Isaiah here must be speaking of a time when there will

be gentiles seeking to join God's kingdom, and a great

gathering from various nations, and when sucking, weaned, and

little children exist. Thus it must be pre-millennial. It cannot be

Heaven or the New Earth. We note, too, that there are no

conditions to this prophecy.

7.

The Kingdom And The New Heart Experience

Read:

Ezekiel 36:17-37

Here we see that God is to cleanse His people from their sins. Hence

only those who have embraced the righteousness of Christ will inherit

the land. The kingdom is to be a witness to the heathen. This is the

grandest object of the Pre-millennial kingdom.

Further Proofs:

Read: Zech. 8:1-8—There

will be no old men and women, or little

children in the new Jerusalem.

Read: Ezekiel 48:1-16—This passage describes new and unfulfilled set-

up of Palestine. Thus it has to be in the pre-millennial phase of the

kingdom.

Note, too, that in verse 8 it mentioned a sanctuary or temple, but

there will be no temple in the New Earth (Rev. 21:22). So, we see

again that this has to be pre-millennial.

(Jer. 31:8-12, Amos 1:14,15; 9:9-15, Micah 4:1-4, Hos.l:10,11; 2:18, Ezek.

34:11-13,15; 37:16-22, Gen 49:10, Zech 2:1-12.)

CONCLUSION:

We have seen that the Kingdom of God has a very small beginning.

However, it is to grow and exte

nd its borders, just as God had

intended for ancient Israel. We have also found that internal

conditions are to be different fr

om those of any previous earthly

kingdom, because it is based upon the reign of Christ's righteousness

in the hearts of His people. It is to be a kingdom of believers and it will

begin before our Lord returns in the clouds of glory.

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