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:

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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 God’s kingdom (Dan. 7:22). Unmistakably, the Son of Man and the saints have a very close relationship. When the Son of Man receives His kingdom, He invites the saints to join Him. His kingdom is their kingdom (Dan. 7:27). This judgment leads to a time when the King of the everlasting kingdom is reunited with His people. This is their greatest reward and His.

3. The rebellion is defeated and destroyed. The enemies of God’s people are judged. After the horn made war with the saints, it is defeated itself and destroyed forever (Dan. 7:25-26).

4. The absolute justice of God is demonstrated. Because the judgment in the heavenly court is public and the angels attend the inquiries into human affairs, all can see for themselves that God is fair in His actions. He is able to uphold both love and righteousness. Thus, in the end, God Himself will be vindicated, and all will acknowledge that God is just and that God is love. The whole procedure ensures that the universe will be a secure place for eternity (see Ps. 51:4, Rom. 3:4).

The pre-Advent judgment results in fulfilling the hopes of both God and the believers. God’s desire is to save His people and eradicate sin while leaving no doubt about His love and justice. Humanity’s yearning is to have salvation from sin and its oppression in every form and to enjoy eternal life in the presence of the One who loves them. The judgment thus becomes the guarantee for an eternal and trusting relationship between God and His creation.

The Great Controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness, throughout the realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy, declare that God is love.”—Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 678.

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  1. [Moderator's Note: Please use full names when commenting. Comments without full names might not be published. Thank you.]

    My fears shall be driven away as well when at last the controversy shall be over. My joy shall be full as He promised and all my faults shall vanish into thin air as if they never had been mine. Thank you Lord Jesus for this priceless promise to restore what my forefather relinquished into the evils hands of the Serpent - the Dominion over the Earth. I shall rule with you and this shall be my only buoy. Praise the Lord.

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  2. The kingdom was given to Christ while he is in the sanctuary, Dan 7;14 and while probation is still open ( that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him) the New jerusalem is after the 1000 years with a distance of 12000. furlongs square ( from about Rome to Centrial Africa) but christ said the Kingdom of heaven will start as a grain of mustard seed and then grow into a large tree, it start small and then grow, the new Jerusalem size is already fix.

    The Word declares that the sanctuary is to be cleansed, that the land also is to be reclaimed, and the Kingdom restored, not by reason of the people's goodness, but for God's name's sake, for His own goodness sake.Eze 36. The heathen, too, will know what God has done for His people, for the Scriptures show that all this shall take place right before their eyes. This same cleansing Christ describes.

    Matt. 25:32-34 -- "And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."

    "And he shall bear the glory." To Christ belongs the glory of redemption for the fallen race. Through the eternal ages, the song of the ransomed ones will be, "Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, . . . to him be glory and dominion forever and ever." [REV. 1:5, 6.] {GC88 416.2}
    He "shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne." Not now "upon the throne of his glory;" the kingdom of glory has not yet been ushered in. Not until his work as a mediator shall be ended, will God "give unto him the throne of his father David," a kingdom of which "there shall be no end." [LUKE 1:32, 33.] As a priest, Christ is now set down with the Father in his throne. [REV. 3:21.]

    If Our Lord had no kingdom to offer on this side of the of the 1000 years why did he say ( fear not little flock it is your father good pleasure to give you the kingdom.?

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  3. Because of Jesus, His sacrifice, becoming One with us, we can experience belonging,"home" with unity, comforts, a Father who really loves and understands us, and extended family without conflicts. God made it possible by making the sacrifices, all we have to do is accept the gifts He gave so much that we can have.

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      God has been good to us in the past and at this moment we must be faithfull to him for his sacrifice he has done for us so when that day has come we can be in that great number

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