The Kingdom of Glory (Audio Files)

This series of presentations is on the pre-millennial kingdom of glory.  It is a little known fact that a large segment of the Bible has been ignored by most Seventh-day Adventists, and as a result have caused us as a people to spiritualize away and ignore some of the most plain teachings of Holy Scriptures.

The presentation (below) is the first part of a sermon on Daniel chapter 2.

The presentation (below) is the second part of a sermon on Daniel chapter 2.

In preparation for these Bible studies, I would encourage you to examine the foundations for understanding YHWH’s promises.

Working Principles of Understanding Yahweh’s Promises

  1. The Bible is an Inspired Book; it is Its own interpreter:
    1. “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of Yahweh spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Pet. 1:19-21)
    2. All Scripture is given by inspiration of Yahweh, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction for instruction in righteousness.”  (2 Tim. 3:16)
  2. Yahweh is a Covenant keeping God; He keeps His Promises; He does not lie:
    1. “Know, therefore, that Yahweh is your  Father, He is Mighty.  He is the Faithful Father Who keeps His covenant and mercy for a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His Laws.”  Deut. 7:9
    2. “Yahweh is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  (Num. 23:19)
    3. “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”  (Mal. 3:6)
    4. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”  (James 1:17)
    5. “In hope of eternal life, which Yahweh, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”  (Tit. 1:2)
  3. The Writings of Ellen White alone cannot be used as sufficient proof for doctrine:
    1. “To the law [Torah] and to the testimony [of the prophets]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”  (Isa. 8:20)
    2. “Surely Yahweh will do nothing but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”  (Amos 3:7)
    3. “The testimonies of Sister White should not be carried to the front.  God’s Word is the unerring standard.  The testimonies are not to take the place of the Word.  Great care should be exercised by all believers to advance these Questions carefully, and always stop when you have said enough.  Let all prove their positions from the Scriptures and substantiate every point they claim as truth from the revealed Word of God.”  (Evangelism, p. 256)
    4. “Our position and faith is in the Bible.  And never do we want any soul to bring in the Testimonies ahead of the Bible.” (Evangelism, p. 256)
    5. The Bible, and the Bible alone, is to be our creed, the sole bond of union; all who bow to this Holy Word will be in harmony.  Our own views and ideas must not control our efforts.  Man is fallible, but God’s Word is infallible.  Instead of wrangling with one another, let men exalt the Lord.  Let us meet all opposition as did our Master, saying ‘It is written’.  Let us lift up the banner on which is inscribed, The Bible our rule of faith and discipline.”  (Selected Messages, Book 1, p. 416)

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6 comments on “The Kingdom of Glory (Audio Files)”
  1. Stephen Hovde says:

    Thank you and may God bless you for your study on Daniel 2.. I have listened to quite a few studies by Barack Kormun who teaches on the Kingdom but cannot agree with him in regards to torments in hell as I find no defining scriptures to support it and the rapture. My question for you is does Isaiah 65 give a glimpse of the premillennial Kingdom. I believe it does because there will still be death there and cursed people. This is what has made me not believe the teaching of the SDA church. I also believe the mountain the stone came out of is all the peoples of the earth and all the existing religions.

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    1. You are wise to avoid Rapture theory, as it is unbiblical. I do not know of the preacher, Kormun, you mentioned, but from what you’ve said, again, I would agree that this teaching would set you in opposition to the revealed Scriptures.

      Regarding your question in Isa. 65, I respond below:

      Isa. 65 comprehends both the world before the pre-millennial kingdom, and the world of the new earth, with important divisions between. Here is v. 17, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”

      That passage is in sharp contrast to vs. 8, 9: “8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all. 9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.”

      Observe that the one of v. 17 occurs in the “new earth,” whereas the other (vs. 8, 9), is fulfilled during the reign of this old worn-out earth. BUT…., there is an important concern which you’ve raised, how could there be “death” in a place known for no more tear, pain, sorrow, death or crying? The answer is as simple as it is profound.

      The Bible teaches that Y’shuah (Jesus Christ) as Satan’s arresting officer accordingly, “2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” Rev. 20, 2, 3.

      Note that after the thousand years of confinement to the bottomless pit, that Satan is loosed again for “a little season,” during which time he was able to “deceive” those lost souls who came up in the “second resurrection,” who were satanically inspired to conquer the Holy City, which at the end of the 1,000 years had descended to earth. This “little season” when Satan with all his demons and the rebellious inhabitants of earth seek to make a final assault against the authority of YHWH, that He will exterminate them in a rain of fire, more combustible than the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

      “7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” Rev. 20: 7-9.

      Observe that this FINAL destruction of the wicked (sin and sinners, including Lucifer/Satan and all his evil angels), occur AFTER the thousand years have expired–the early stages of the new earth. But what of this death sentence in an era when there will be no more deaths (Rev. 21)? The answer is this: The fire that destroys the wicked will simultaneously “purify” the earth from every vestige of sin. It is after this event that God will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and sin an sinners will be no more, as one pulse of peace and harmony will forever thereafter beat thorough-out the universe, and all things animate and inanimate will with shadowboxed beauty and perfect joy declare “God is Love.”

      Yes, the “short space” or “little season” during which Satan and the rest of all the wicked have marshaled themselves against the throne of our God (YHWH) will occur in the early stages of the New earth. This is why Isa. 65 makes the following statement:

      “20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.”

      Notice that both “the infant of days” and the “old man” die at the same age–one hundred years old! This could not otherwise be possible except there has been a resurrection–the second resurrection, which caused both the infant of days, and the old man, to each start life at the same time, and live contemporaneously for 100 years– the little season in Rev. 20: 3, or “a short space” (Rev. 17: 10), at the end of which will all be exterminated! To repeat, were there not a resurrection which punctuated the heartbeat of both the infant of days and the age-old sinner, there could be no chronological scheme in which both would die simultaneously at the same age! Only the Second Resurrection answers this very profound challenge to most of the intelligent Christian world. Scholars within and without Adventism, have looked on this passage with great wonder and consternation, but praise God, His word has been made plain (clear), as we’ve just demonstrated, by rightly dividing the word of Truth.

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      1. Stephen Hovde says:

        Bless you and the Lord God. You don’t know how long that has bothered me. Korean is a Jew in Israel with LoveIsrael.org. He is a Messianic professor at a university in Israel. He teaches in Hebrew but his online is in English. Thank you again. I will study this to lay one more misconception to bed.

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      2. To God be the Glory! HalleluYAH. This is a central feeding station for the hungry and thirsty child of God, for these last days. Please share the word.

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  2. Stephen Hovde says:

    Sorry for spellcheck. It is Dr. Baruch Korman.

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