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A Study guide on the Kingdom

August 6, 2022

The following is a good study guide of the Kingdom, how it begins soon in the Holy Land. This phase of the Kingdom is not well understood among the SDA, yet it is in the Bible.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
KINGDOM OF GLORY
(Outline # 7)
Meditation: COL 76-77


INTRODUCTION: Most SDAs are aware of the establishment 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 – 1T 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
    heaven or the New Earth.

    c. will be No births from the time Christ returns, through th
    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; 1SM 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 setup 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 extend its borders, just as God had
    intended for ancient Israel. We have also found that internal
    conditions are to be different from 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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