Tuesday: Restoration of the Holy
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Zacharias Sees an Angel

Read Daniel 8:14. What happens at the end of the 2,300 “evenings and mornings”? The phrase “evenings and mornings” reflects language from the Creation account that signifies a day (Gen. 1:5, 8, et cetera). It implies that God, using His own creative force, will counter the destructive activities of the horn and its host. The … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “How Long?”
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The presumption of the little horn leads to the cry for judgment. As the ram and the he-goat became great and then were broken (Dan. 8:4, 7-8), so the horn power exalts itself (Dan. 8:9–11). Thus, the question comes, How long will the vision be? What specific issues are prompting the question in Daniel 8:13? … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Little Horn’s Attack
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Read Daniel 8, focusing especially on verses 9-14 and 8:23-25. What does the little horn power attack? The horn power interferes with the worship of the divine “Prince of the host” (vs. 11, compare with Josh. 5:13–15). It removes from Him (Dan. 8:11-12) “the daily” (in Hebrew tamid)—a word that refers over and over to … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Eschatological Day of Atonement
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Read for This Week’s Study: Daniel 8; Rev. 14:6-7; Num. 14:34; Dan. 9:24–27. Memory Text: “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed” (Daniel 8:14). For a better understanding of the sanctuary message, study this chart, which shows how the great judgment scene of Daniel … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Spreading the Light
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High on a lush mountaintop in Papua New Guinea (PNG) stands the village of Kora. People live in simple houses made of roughly cut wood and a thatched roof. They raise crops of yams, bananas, and sweet potatoes. Most of the older people can’t read, and they speak only the local language, which we call … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Pre-Advent Judgment
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Further Study: “He who dwells in the heavenly sanctuary judges righteously. His pleasure is more in His people, struggling with temptation in a world of sin, than in the host of angels that surround His throne.”–Ellen G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 176. “Satan has an accurate knowledge of the sins that he has tempted … [Click to read more …]

Martin Pröbstle on “The Pre-Advent Judgment”
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Thanks to the work of a small team of volunteers at Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen (link to video tour), a Seventh-day Adventist seminary in Austria, we can invite lesson author Dr Martin Pröbstle into our homes or our Sabbath School classes to introduce the lesson. The introduction to “The Pre-Advent Judgment” runs just over 7 minutes … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Pre-Advent Judgment
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You can now see the current lesson of Pastor Derek Morris’s Sabbath School Class on the HopeTV. It is an hour-long  “an in-depth, inter-active study of the Word of God.” If you don’t have satellite TV, you can download the video (MP4) or audio (MP3) files and the lesson outlines (PDF) to your computer from … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Responsible Assurance
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Read Psalm 96:11–13. What is the reason for all creation to rejoice? Why would anyone cry out “Judge me, O Lord” (Ps. 7:8, NKJV)? The reason is simple. Judgment means salvation: “ Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your power” (Ps. 54:1, NASB). Psalm 26 is a heartbreaking plea for … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: When the Judgment Ends
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Read Daniel 7 again. What are the results of the pre-Advent judgment? The judgment results in several far-reaching actions: 1. The Son of Man is crowned. He receives “dominion, Glory and a kingdom” (Dan. 7:14, NASB). 2. The saints receive the kingdom forever. The judgment is for the benefit of the saints who will receive … [Click to read more …]