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THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN FROM DANIEL CHAPTER 7.

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BY JESSIE E. MILLS, B.A. GSRE D.M. Ph.D.

 

            Scriptural Remarks regarding doctrines of error, which effects the true teaching of Daniel ch 7 of the Kingdom of Heaven, which is clearly taught in Chapter 7, and 9 of the book of Daniel.

1. For as long as I can remember Scholars of the Bible has taught that the common use in the Bible regarding the words Kingdom and Church was used synonymous; that is both words meaning one and same object. However, now that we have so many mega preachers and teachers who hyper-literalize the Holy Scriptures with their opinions. Some are now saying that the term Kingdom is broader and more comprehensive in its use, and they say that the term Church is limited to the first century Christians who were seeking the Kingdom of God at the destruction of Israel, Matt. 21:43.

2. Allow me time to make an argument against such teaching. First part of this teaching is true, but a little bit of truth catches your interest, and so the second part of this teaching is to say that since this word Church was directed to the first century Christians who was seeking the Kingdom of God, we no longer have a need to use the word Church, we are all the family of God and in His Kingdom. So what does this lead to? All Churches makes up the Kingdom of God, we no longer use the term “The Church of Christ meets here”. Change the name; give it a name that is more attractive to the change people. Now you may say, O, but that will not happen! Wise up my friend, already more than 200 Churches in the United States have changed the name from the Church of Christ such as the Church in Ardmore OK, House of God, Or family of God, such gives refuge to all kind of beliefs.    

3. I would like for these unbelievers to give me a reason why they would not select one of the Biblical names which is recorded in the book of Hebrews in chapter 12:22-25, the Lord's Kingdom has in ancient times been called Zion, why not call it the City of God? Why not call it the Heavenly Jerusalem? Why not call it the General Assembly called out by God? Why not call it the Church of the First born. Now all these names is Scriptural; but they all refer to the Kingdom, the General Assembly of God. Don’t you know that to teach contrary to God’s Word is Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, Matt. 12:32.

4. Allow me time to give you some examples of the Kingdom of God, and the General Assembly of God.

A.    When you read about the Kingdom of God in the Bible, you are reading about a Spiritual institution authorized by God since the beginning of creation, one which the obedient angels had the joy of being members of, that Kingdom is still the same, and is still intended for the same use, it was there for Enoch, it was there for Noah, it was there for Abraham, but this kingdom has rules and regulations which any kingdom must have; but these are very strict. You see, Abraham had faith, O Boy he had faith, but read from chapter 12 to chapter 16 list all the problems Abraham had, yes he had faith; But that faith alone would not save him, look at the trouble he had with his wife, OK, now turn back to Gen.15 and verse 6, all this time Abraham had faith in God; but in verse 6 he confesses his BELIEF in God, And God reckoned it to him as Righteousness…Well you say how does this effect us today? Read Matt. 6:33,” seek ye first His Kingdom----And His Righteousness. Brother you will never reach heaven until you have confessed your belief in God by reading His Word, and hearing His word, then you are a fit subject for Baptism. The case of Abraham is our pattern today, he heard God, after a period of time and years of travel among sin, he, confessed that he believed, and then God reckoned it to Abraham as Righteousness. That my friend is the Gospel of the New Testament. The Holy Spirit said that the Gospel was preached to Abraham, - Gal. 3:8.

B.    Now we have talked about the Kingdom of God, we have talked about the Assembly of God…Now we are going to make some comparisons of each. Remember, even in Ancient writings Kingdom and Assembly {church} has been used synonymous; they are and will continue to be especially to those who seek after His Kingdom and His Righteousness.

The Word Assembly in Greek has two meaning; the first has to do with the affairs of the country. So then we look again at the Assembly {Gr Ekklesia} from ek, out of, and klesis, a calling  {kaleo}, so for the Greeks it meant a calling, like ringing the Bell to call the fireman to duty. Well we are not interested in that view; but in view 2, to the whole company of the redeemed, and is further described as the Congregation of believers. Faith is not mentioned -- {BELIEVERS IS}.

So now let us make some reasonable views. Since the word Church is not found in the original Greek Mss, what do we find? Assembly, well this was copied from the Syriac Mss which also says Assembly. {See the Nestorian Mss}. So then, if the Assembly is the called out of God, then there must be a meeting place, a place to come to in order to answer the call. Now the one calling must have authority to call. If this be true then the caller must have a territory, if he has a territory, he must be a ruler, if he be a ruler his subjects constitutes a Kingdom. Zech. 14:9, Christ the only One. A Kingdom must have a King. God was King over His people until they said No to God; but give us a king like other nations. 1 Samuel 8:7-8, 1 Samuel 10:17-19.

So really we are talking about Assemblies and Kingdoms in the Old Testament, 1 Samuel 11:14. Did you know that the Old Testament mentions the Kingdom as a refuge for the obedient 230 times? Well, I ask that any one please show me the word Church in Ancient Literature, the word came into use when King James of England hired a group of people, their credentials is not known, however they translated the Greek Mss for the King, and made changes as would be pleasing to him, the word church comes from the English language of the middle ages, the word was not used in earlier times. So Scripturally we are left with the Assembly.

C.   {Gr Basileia} It’s meaning in the Greek Mss of the first Century. It’s primarily an abstract noun, denoting sovereignty Royal power, having dominion. The kingdom of God is the sphere of God’s Rule. The kingdom of God is in the midst of His people, Luke 17:21, where the king is, there is the Kingdom. There is but one kingdom variously described, of the Son of God, since He purchased with His own blood. Sources Vines Dictionary of the New Testament. Syriac Mss, copy. Greek Lexicon by Thayer. The Analytical Greek Lexicon of the New Testament, by Wigram. Nestoriam Mss. From these two subjects we should have learned that the Kingdom established in Heaven in the beginning was an eternal kingdom, and was established for those who would seek and find righteousness. The Assembly is known as those mentioned above who were seeking the righteousness of God. Therefore, the General Assembly is now called Church, whether Church or Assembly it was established for those seeking God from the beginning to the end of Eternity. The term Assembly represents the Kingdom, and you cannot have a Kingdom without having an Assembly, Kingdom is not broader and more comprehensive in its use, than Assembly or Church. Neither was done away in A. D. 70. So we must keep in mind what all the Scripture teaches on any given subject 2 Tim. 3:16, Every Scripture is inspired by God. Every Kingdom must have a government; government is the rules and regulations of any Kingdom. The assembly must obey the Government. Jesus in Luke 17: 20-21, states clearly that the Kingdom of God was in the midst of the people, the Kingdom of God was the same kingdom that God established in the beginning of creation, this was purchased by the blood of Christ, so the kingdom is still in our midst, if the Assembly or {Church} was done away in the first century, then we have no Kingdom; for the People constitutes the Assembly, or {Church} Eph. 5:10-14, False teaching is now undressed!

5. In order to show the difference between false teaching and truth, I will discuss two more issues before moving into Daniel chapter 7. The teaching of no sin in the new Covenant age, by sin being taken away in A. D. 70 is false, and those who believe such has committed Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which there is no forgiveness. Those who believe such are opposed to the truth of Daniel, which causes an intricate and complicated entangled book. God is not the Author of such, therefore we must truthfully untangle this false doctrine before entering upon Daniel, and in that way we can enter Daniel with pure hearts willing to learn.

Most of this teaching that there is no sin in this age of the Spiritual Covenant comes from the misuse of Romans 8:1-3, reaching this conclusion is based upon the idea that this Covenant is a physical Covenant, some of those who hold this teaching when questioned about the Covenant will reply that it is a Spiritual Covenant, but then they still hold the false idea that sin was done away completely. Now here is another problem; they forget, or do not know that the removal of sin is conditional? Yes conditional. An example, Acts 2:36-38, Peter preached to Jews only on this day, in verse 36 he accuses the Jews of sin; they crucified Jesus; they were convicted of murder, they knew it, and cried out what shall we do! Peter answered and said, “Repent each of you and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins”. This action on this day by the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:4 sets the pattern for eternity. Showing that salvation is Conditional, and to receive forgiveness one must first hear the Word of God taught, that person must BELIEVE in God, Confess that fact, and be Baptized in water for the forgiveness of sins. Every conversion in the New Testament follows this pattern, there is no Scripture that states sin was taken out of the way in 70 A.D. There still remains the fact that salvation is conditional upon obedience, whether before 70 A.D. or after 70 A. D. So it is in Daniel 7, with the Kingdom, receiving this spiritual Kingdom is Conditional. Meet those conditions and you can be free from sin. If you sin you have an advocate with the Father, when your heart is turned back to God the blood of Christ will cleanse you, 1 John 1:5-10. Teaching that there is no sin in this age is gross error.

6. We hear people talk about the Gospel making no distinction between men and women, that the Gospel made them the same! O, Boy what a mess people gets into by listening to false teachers. But, according to the pattern and principle, we will have false teachers through Eternity, look at and observe Gal. 1:6-9. But now if the Gospel made no distinction, I want to see a man give birth to a 9-pound baby!

There again someone is thinking physical, The Holy Spirit is speaking in Spiritual terms. Take this doctrine and answer Luke 20:34-36, if we are physical how can we be like angels? No the real issue is that people misunderstands the difference between Spiritual and physical. If they both are the same, then the woman can go into the pulpit and preach, lead singing, do the praying, this is physical; but now lets look at the Spiritual from 1 Cor. 14:34-35, this amounts to only deception and error, expose it, and not associate with it as the Holy Spirit commanded in Eph. 5:11-14.

There was a time when God did make distinctions between people; but now there is no distinctions between Jew, Greek, or Gentile, no distinction because of color, Eph. 2:11-22. The Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul makes it known that there is a distinction between man and woman, 1 Cor. 11:3-9, the woman was created for the man; that does not make them equal. Think for a moment, if there is no distinction between man and woman, man could wear Women’s clothes without being called Gay! Imagine both wearing a red dress and a wig, and you try to tell me that the Gospel makes no distinction between men and women. How do you deal with 1 Tim. 2 8-9, and again look at 1 Cor. 11:3, as well as Eph. 5:22-23.1 Tim. 2:11-12, I think this evidence will lay this false belief to bed forever.

 

NOW HAVING ATTENDED TO THE ABOVE FALSE DOCTRINES AND BELIEFS AND HAVE GIVEN SCRIPTURAL EVIDENCE OF THEIR ERROR WHICH WOULD HAVE EFFECTED THE TRUTH
WHICH WILL BE TAUGHT IN DANIEL CHAPTER 7, WE NOW PROCEED WITH DANIEL.

            First, we must show Scripturally and historically the Eleven horns of Daniel 7.

1.    Pompey {52-49 B.C.}

2.    Julius     {47-44 B.C.}

3.    Augustus {Octavian}  {31 B.C. to AD 14}.

4.    Tiberius  {AD 14-37 AD}.

5.    Caligula  {AD 37-AD 41}

6.    Claudius {AD 41- AD 54}

7.    Nero       {AD 54- AD 68}

8.    Galba     {AD 68- AD 69}

9.    Otho       {AD 69}

10. Vitellius   {AD 69}

11. Vespasian {AD 69-AD 79}

We cannot make any successful study of Daniel without using the Eleven horns above, on occasions I have held lectures on this subject, and have them on Video also on my Web site, the lectures consisted of four hours continuous speaking. This lesson will be condensed for use in group studies, or one on one, which will benefit the teacher and student. The Eleven horns above will introduce us to the first eight verses of Daniel chapter 7. As we look at Daniel 7, verse 1, in the first year of Belshazzar King of Babylon, Belshazzar was the Grandson of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar was King when Daniel was carried into captivity in Babylon, chapter 1,

Daniel saw a dream and visions in His mind as he lay on his bed, and then he wrote the dream down and related the following summary of it. Since this is his summary, we have only that which he wrote, therefore, by him saying he wrote a summary of the vision; we cannot speculate on all the things that Daniel saw. We must deal with only that which is recorded: ”Daniel said, I was looking in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. Verse 2. Verse 3, And four great beasts were coming up from the sea, different from one another At this point it is necessary to call your attention to—two very important issues. FIRST, you have a pressing need to study Daniel chapter 2: 25-48, when you read chapter two, you will understand that chapter 2, that God reveals to Daniel the mystery of the king’s dream. The dream that Nebuchadnezzar had and, which Daniel tells here is one and the same meaning. Both the King’s dream of the four parts of the great statue that he saw was equal to the four great beasts that Daniel reveals to us here. SECONDLY, we need to look ahead of where we are in our study and find the real meaning of the phrase “four great beasts were coming up from the sea. Look at verse 17 now, the angel informs Daniel that the exact meaning is four great beast are four Kings who will arise from the earth”. Now there is no misunderstanding about beasts coming up from the sea. This is Spiritual and prophetic language, it is visionary.

So, now we can settle in on the four parts of the great “Statue and the four beasts that will come up from the earth. Verse 4 relates to the first beast that will come up to conquer the known world the first beast represented Babylon. Verse 5, and behold, another beast, a second one. This beast represented Medo Persia; Medo Persia came against Babylon and conquered the Empire in one night. Verse 6, After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, the third beast which was Greece, Greece was a small country with only about 50,000 fighting men coming against an Empire with over 6 million men, Alexander the great led the Grecian army and conquered the Persian Empire. We know from chapter 2, that God had planned this war against the world as a judgment; but He is not finished yet. Look at Verse 7, after this I kept looking in the night vision, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong. And it had ten horns. Verse 8, While I was contemplating the horns, behold another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns {plural} were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth uttering great boasts”.

It is very important to observe the following evidence in behalf of our main study of the Kingdom of Heaven----We ask the question why is this information so important? First, before we can understand the Kingdom of Heaven, when it was given to the Saints, and who gave it to them. Which of the Eleven horns were reigning over the Empire of the fourth Beast, only then can we use the schedule of horns to determine for a fact who was reigning, and at that time determine the exact time of the quote, “second coming of Christ”, and whether His coming was a physical coming, or a Spiritual coming. Yes the following is very important.

Deut. 28:1-14, here is the beginning of the nation of Israel. God has already made His Covenant with the people. God having foreknowledge of all things, He foresaw that Israel would be a problem, in keeping with all His plans which were finished before the foundation of the World, Heb. 4:3, He swears an Oath to them. The first, if they diligently obeyed all His commands, He would bless them above all people, however if they did not diligently obey; they would be punished severally, please read this in Deut. 28:15-47; they did not diligently obey Him, and so God began to destroy the tribes, first the 10 northern tribes were carried to Assyria, never to return. Secondly, Judah, the remainder of Israel was carried away to Babylon for 70 years punishment----Now if you look back at the 4 beasts, Babylon was the first, then Medo Persia, was the second, under Cyrus King of Persia, the Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem to restore and rebuild the City and Temple----Now Alexander the great by an act of God was chosen to go to war against Persia, with very few men compared to Persia, Alexander the great conquered Persia.

Next in line because of sin and disobedience is the Fourth Beast Rome, and its Eleven horns. Now this brings us up and through Verse 8. Now I must submit early evidence that God, being a God who can foresee from the point of beginning through Eternity, foreknew the physical, and Spiritual out come of this nation He brought up out of Egypt. In the First three books by Moses, God declared and made known His Covenant and laws with them. But in Deut. 28:1-14, He makes an oath to them. “IF you will diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth”. Then in Deut. 28:15-47, where He informs them of all the calamities which will befall then if they fail to obey all His commandments; and they did fall from the grace of God in a large way. First the 10 Northern tribes were carried away into captivity into Assyria, never to return to the land of Israel, only Judah and Simeon was left, Simeon merged with Judah. Soon Judah was involved in sins that would make the 10 tribes look like angels… God was angry, because He had sent prophets into Israel, and the people would kill them, Judah would not turn back to God. God in keeping with His plan called upon King Nebuchadnezzar to come against Judah. Babylon had conquered all of the known world except Judah, and it was God who kept him from invading Judah; but now God has called the King, the King invaded Judah and carried away the elite along with the Royal family in 606 B.C. God gave them 10 years to repent; they did not repent, 596 B.C. God sent Nebuchadnezzar back to Judah, this time take the common people, work them as slaves. The poor of the land was given another 10 years to repent and turn to God, that did not happen, King Nebuchadnezzar was summoned again; they were to remain in captivity years. By this time Nebuchadnezzar was dead and Medo Persia has invaded Babylon and conquered that Empire. King Cyrus of Persia made a decree that the Jews could return to their land and rebuild the city and temple. God had promised them of the return based upon their obedience. He gave them another chance..  In the Meantime God and Greece was preparing war with Persia. Greece had only a small army while Persia had 6 million foot men, however Alexander the great conquered the Persian Empire…Now we consider Deut 28:48-66, this is where the Fourth Beast of Daniel 7:7-8 comes to life, The Roman Empire went out as God had planned and Conquered all the known world except Judah, and Jerusalem---Now when you read Deut. 28:48-66, you gain insight into Judah’s future, and you will see how important it is to recognize the calendar of rulers of Rome. ---We must now attend to verses 9-12 before returning to the Kingdom of Heaven in chapter 7.

Although I gave a long introduction at first concerning error which is taught in regards to Daniel’s visions. With your interest at Heart before dealing with verses 9-12, I feel that I must make you aware of the following. In the beginning God predetermined certain mysteries and for the balance of Daniel 7, we will deal with these mysteries. Before the creation of earth God’s plan was completed. God predetermined that certain events would occur in its history. These predetermined events were called “mysteries” because they were hidden in earlier ages and would be made known by divine revelations in later ages.

At an appropriate time they were revealed by God’s spirit to chosen men {Rom. 11:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; 4:1; Eph. 3:2-5; 6:20; Col. 1:26; Eph.1: 5; 1:9; 3:3; 4:9; 5:32; 6:19; 1 Cor. 2:7: 4:1; 13:2; 1 Tim. 3:9.}

Who became stewards of the mysteries of God {1 Cor. 4:1} with the responsibility to faithfully and accurately proclaim and promote them. The unspiritual rulers of this age and the natural man do not understand them even after they have been revealed, 1 Cor. 2:4-10.

Daniel 7:9-10, “I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of days took His seat, His vesture was like white snow, And the hair of His head like pure wool, His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire. A river of fire was flowing and coming out before Him; Thousands upon thousands were attending Him, and myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; the Court sat, and the books were opened”.

Without this being revealed by an Apostle we would never know the real truth regarding this event. However, we have the Apostle John in Revelation 20:1-4, begins the revelation of this event in Dan. 7:9-10, First Satan is bound with a spiritual Chain. This meant that God did not want him interfering during this Court session. Remember, that this book was written to, and about Daniel’s people, the Jews.

What is happening here is God’s Judgement against ISRAEL. It has nothing to do with the Gentile world as many claim; they do not understand the mystery, moving now to verse 4, notice, “And I saw thrones” Daniel said the same thing. This is the mystery being revealed by the Apostle John. Notice the Scripture says “Thrones” plural, so there was more thrones than one throne, and more than one person who sat upon these thrones, God predestined that there be more than one person to Judge Israel. Matt. 19:28, “And Jesus said to them, {the Apostles} “Truly I say to you that you who have followed Me in the Regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious Throne, you also shall sit upon twelve Thrones judging twelve tribes of Israel”. Here Jesus is revealing the mystery that Daniel speaks about. The Scripture is very clear as to who is being judged. The twelve tribes of Israel! After the judgement on Israel, then God opens the books of life. Here is what you have heard of as the white Throne Judgement, John reveals the mystery of that, when Israel was judged, God opened the books of life and judged the whole world, from the beginning of creation until this period, other long investigation will reveal this time as being within 2 or 3 months of late 66 AD, or early in 67 AD, because when the court found Israel guilty the verdict was destruction, and ROME declared war on Israel as is recorded on Feb.10, 67 AD.

The general teaching today among most Denominations is that this Judgement that is revealed here has not happened yet! That it is a General Judgement, which includes the Gentiles! Nothing could be farther from the truth. Verse 11, Concerns the Beast, the Serpent of Old, the Devil, This also is a mystery, it cannot be understood without this mystery being revealed, opened up, explained by someone who possesses the Holy Spirit. John reveals this in Rev. 20: 7-10 this is the Beast being cast into the lake of Fire, Forever and Ever. The lake of fire is where he is today, the mystery has been solved…


KINGDOM OF HEAVEN-------DANIEL CHAPTER 7:13-14.

CHRIST AND THE KINGDOM, THE PRIMARY MYSTERY OF HEAVEN.

The coming of Jesus Christ into the World was not an after thought or hastily implemented plan B, or C, when Adam disappointed God by his sin. God foreknew and had prepared for this development long before the foundation of the World. “For He Christ was in God’s mind in the garden, Gen. 3:15. Christ was foreknown before the foundation of the World”, 1 Pet. 1:20. The coming and ministry of Christ {the anointed One Himself was God’s greatest mystery, Col. 1:13-20; 1:26; 2:2; 4:3. Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be separated, for He and the Kingdom is indeed the primary “mystery” by which we can be saved 1 Tim. 3:9. John the Baptist and Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of Heaven as an invading Spiritual force upon earth which required one to hear, BELIEVE, repent and be buried with Christ in water for the forgiveness of sins, the provisions for one falling from grace is bound upon earth and in Heaven.

1 John 1:5-10, Can a Christian BELIEVER fall from GRACE?  When one fails to believe after once receiving Grace, the rules and regulations of the Gospel, you have fallen from Grace, You who depart from the gospel and seek to be justified by your own beliefs, that is law, and you are lost Gal. 5:4; Heb. 12:15; John 1:7.

            “I kept looking in the night visions, and behold with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a Kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and men of every language might serve Him. His Dominion is an everlasting Dominion Which will never pass away; And His Kingdom is one, which will not be destroyed”. -----Since the New Testament has revealed this mystery, we can talk about it with Biblical knowledge, and not opinions, or “That’s not what it means”. ---So lets list these particular mysteries and then look at the Revelation of them Dan. 7:13-14.

# 1. Ancient of days.

# 2. Glory and a Kingdom.

            # 3. Dominion which will not pass away.

            # 4. His Kingdom is one which will never be destroyed.

            # 5. One like a Son of Man was coming.

1. The Ancient of days is mentioned only 3 times as referring to God or Christ. Dan. 7:9; 7:13; 7:22. Notice the reference from Dan. 7: 9, is not specific as verse 4 of Revelation where the judgement of Israel is seen. However, again when the mystery is revealed by Christ we can come to a Biblical conclusion and solve the mystery. Matt. 19:28, "And“ Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you {Apostles} who have followed me in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious Throne, you also shall sit upon twelve Thrones, Judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Now the mystery as to which of the Ancient of days would sit on the Throne judging Israel is made clear, no longer is it a mystery. It was Christ. Christ is as old as God, Prov. 8:22-30. But notice also in Rev. 20:11-20, we have another Judgement where it does not mention either the Ancient of days, or give a hint toward Christ; rather from verse 11 to 15 this was the white Throne Judgement and God maintained the books of life, and so this is the Judgement you hear of as being yet future! Suppose this is yet future, think of the consequences of such, and this is a fact, if this has not been fulfilled, and Israel and their religion was not destroyed! YOU know what? We would be under the law, and would still not be a part of the Spiritual common wealth of Israel. You don’t believe that! Look at Eph, 2:8-16, we have been grafted in, there is but one people now all the nations has been made as one through the blood of Christ. Therefore, in this first section it is the Son of God who is coming before the Father, the God, the Ancient of days, this is made clear; therefore the mystery here is solved but in Verse 22 of Daniel 7 the Ancient of Days is mentioned, “Until the Ancient of days came, and judgement was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the Kingdom. This Ancient of days was Christ.

Remember that through all prophecy it was Christ the Son of God who was coming at birth, and returning for judgement upon Israel. It was Christ who would transfer the Kingdom of God, which He purchased Acts 20:28, and at His revelation He would bring Salvation in reality, the promise of Acts 2:38 would be fulfilled, 1 Pet. 1:4-7; it was Christ who would bring salvation in full at His revelation {coming}. It was Christ who would bring Grace at His revelation, 1 Pet. 1:13, and it was Christ who would remove the scepter from Judah, Gen. 49:10. It was the Gentiles that would be blessed by Jesus when they took the Kingdom, the same Kingdom spoken of in Dan. 7:22, 27-28, the same Kingdom Jesus spoke of in Matt. 21: 3, ”Therefore I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, {Israel} and be given to a nation producing fruit of it”.

Dan. 7: 27, “Then the sovereignty, and dominion, and the greatness of all the Kingdoms under the whole heavens will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One, His kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.” NOW, give some thought to Dan. 7:13-14. What does God give unto the Son of Man? It was the Son of man who received the above; it was the God the ancient of days giving to the Son of Man, the Ancient of days. This Kingdom, this mystery has been solved. Christ the Ancient of days are the receiver.

ANOTHER MYSTERY. WHEN IS THE ABOVE GOING TO HAPPEN?

 First I refer you back to page 3 where I have given you historically the rulers of the fourth beast in their order. If you notice carefully Dan. 7:20, “And the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, and before which 3 fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts, and which was larger in appearance than its associates.” So, Daniel is concerned about this Eleventh horn, this is the same little horn in verse 8 which made up the Eleven; since this is only a Summary of what Daniel saw, we can see from his questions and of him being distressed about the Eleventh horn, he must have seen the whole war, the slaughter, the carnage, the destruction in which the Eleventh horn would bring upon his people, so when we look at page 3, we see that Vespasian was the Eleventh horn, he was the only one who had 3 of his comrade Generals, and all their families killed before he took the leadership of Rome. These 3 were Galbo, Otho, Vitellus. So the answer is found here; but if it were not revealed of the things which would beset Israel by Christ we would still not know; Jesus reveals the mystery to us in Luke 21:1-38, I will take nothing out of context by referring to just several Scriptures with this subject, and context, look at verse 20 where Jesus informs the disciples that when they see Armies surround Jerusalem then know that her destruction is at hand; these Armies would be Rome the fourth beast. Plans is coming together for God, Deut. 28:48-66. NOW, the Eleventh horn was Vespasion, who reigned from 69-79, so then the above mysteries was completed, fulfilled during this period of time, see Dan. 12:6-7. “It Is Finished”.

Further evidence is found in Matt. 24:1- 34, if you will read Matt. 24:25-32, here you have some of the more important signs which will help you to understand the time, but immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven! Wow; what a day. How are we to Biblically understand these events? First we must understand these are parabolic, and visionary phrases, and yes, if a person does not study their Bible they will be misled in their meaning! Then the Son of Man will appear. NOW to solve this mystery, turn in your Bible to Gen. 37:5-10, here is where Joseph the son of Jacob had a visionary dream, he dreamed that the sun, moon, and the Eleven stars bowed down and paid homage to Him, he told the visionary dream to his father, {Remember this is the same kind of visionary dream that Daniel had} Listen to what the prophet Jacob asked; “What is this dream that you have had? Shall I {the sun} and you’re mother {the moon} and your brothers {those who constituted the tribes of Israel, the people}. So what does all this mean? Jesus used the same visionary phrases that Joseph used but for one difference. Jacob and his tribe was at the point of destruction, starvation. In Matthew it was about the same people the descendants of Jacob, the 12 tribes of Israel, and they were at the point of destruction, and He Jesus was the only one who could save them through Spiritual food, the gospel. NOW, Matt. 24:34 informs us is language we can understand, Jesus said, “This generation {His generation} will not pass away until all these things take place.” So in Matthew and Luke Mark, and John, the sun represented the rulers of Israel. The moon represented the second in command, which was the Priesthood, the stars, the people in general who constituted the 12 tribes, or the nation of Israel. Mystery solved.

The Son of Man would appear before the Generation that Jesus lived in would pass away; the same Geek word is used by Peter on the day of Pentecost Acts 2:40, when he said, “save your self from this perverse Generation. Peter spoke of people living Then, NOT 2 thousand years later!


# 2. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: THE KINGDOM OF GOD: THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST.

THE CHURCH OF GOD: THE CHURCH OF CHRIST: {GREEK} ASSEMBLY.ZION: THE CITY OF GOD: THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM: CHURCH OF THE FIRST BORN.

The above names are all of which we read about within the Holy Scriptures, each passing age had its own form of speech. The above name’s does not represent 10 different religious institutions; but represents One Spiritual institution covered by the Covenant between God and Man. In short a Covenant is an agreement between two or more parties. In this case the Covenant is between God and man; God says I will give you salvation and guarantee that you will be in Heaven with me ----If you will agree to follow my Rules, Regulations, and Government, which was prepared before the foundation of the World. Heb. 4:3, if we both agree upon these terms, then we are ready to be baptized into the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit seals this agreement between the two parties Eph. 4:30, 1:13.

Since God has created mankind as a free moral agent, mankind is the only one who can break this agreement. One of the more important false doctrines of the last 400-year’s, is that one Church is as good as another! Such teaching regardless of how much mankind desires change: We may change; but the instructions of God never changes, and in keeping with the above Names, our Soul may be saved, or lost depending on just how much that Acts 4:11-12 means to us. Christ is our Chief Corner Stone, the Names above is the only Names that God will recognize, ”No other Name given under Heaven by man where by we must be saved”. This was spoken by the Holy Spirit, change it in any way; and Blaspheme against the Holy Spirit; where there is no forgiveness. Man breaks this agreement in most cases by so called friends being influenced to forsake God in order to accommodate his own desires. In breaking the agreement he has made with God. He severs relationship with God; he has sinned, he has only one recourse should he decide to turn back to God, this is fully explained in simple terms in 1 John 1:5-10. John wrote to the Church in the Gentile world, which consisted of both Jew and Gentile, and further it is bound upon the Church Eternally, and is bound in Heaven. Therefore, no one can say Scripturally that no sin exists in this Christian age. However, when we have been baptized into the Body of Christ, there is no sin in the body of Christ. When sin occurs in the Body of Christ, it is the same as sin being committed in Heaven among the angels; no probation is made, God will do as He once done when Sin occurred in His Body in Heaven; they were cast out for judgement, Jude 6; 2 Pet. 2:4-5 ---Christ’s Body is Heaven on earth. 1 Cor. 15:50, God will keep it that way.

In Daniel 7:13-14, we see One like the Son of Man coming up to the Ancient of days {God} And to Him was given dominion, glory and a Kingdom, that all the peoples nations, and men of every language might serve Him.

You should notice here that this dominion and Kingdom belonged to someone before it could be given away; although the Scriptures states that Satan had a dominion, and was Prince of the air, and ruler of this world, John 12:31; 16:11; Eph. 2:2; Dan. 7:26 but it does not mean that he was sole ruler, or sole heir of the world, or earth, it was given to him for his use in a sinful way; until Christ came and was Crucified, and took back all the rites that God had given the Serpent, the Devil. Rev. 11:15. Therefore, God was sole ruler of both Heaven and earth. Therefore, the kingdom belonged to God, if not, why did Christ not go to someone else to receive a Kingdom, No; but He came up to God. How many Kingdoms did God give to Christ? Only One. And for this reason it was only One Assembly Purchased by Christ, Acts 20:28.

We have listed all the Scriptural names for the Kingdom above; but we are also to notice that in Daniel 7:13-14 only One institution was so named, and so given. Kingdom, Assembly, or Church. We go to Luke 19: 12-22, here Jesus gives the Disciples an insight into this Kingdom by way of a parable. That is given in Spiritual Parabolic language, “A certain Nobleman went away into a far country to receive a Kingdom:” How many? A Kingdom, not Kingdoms, And Return {the coming, or appearing, or Revelation} and it came about when He returned, after receiving the {One} Kingdom”. He ordered that these slaves, to whom He had given the money, be called to Him in order that He might know what business they had done”. --NOW, a Parable is simply to illustrate an event. Here it Illustrated His going away, or going back to God the Father to receive what He Christ had created for God, and which were created for Him Col. 1:16-18, ”For in Him all things were created, both in the Heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the Body, the Assembly; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him.”

Hopefully we can understand that Christ went back to the Father to claim His inheritance and return during the lifetime of the 10 slaves, which He gave money for investment… Either He came back or those 10 slaves or still living--- You make the Scriptural choice. Also you must decide upon the truth of Matt. 16:28, are there some of the Apostles still living today? Is this Kingdom the same Kingdom that John said was at hand in Matt. 3:2, and Jesus mentioned in Matt. 24:14?

What is meant by Dan. 7:22, where it states that judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, Who is the Highest One? The Highest one in this case is clearly discussed in verse 27, notice the Kingdom of the Highest One; “His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him”. The Highest One in this case is Christ, read verse 14. When verse 14 says that His Kingdom will never be destroyed, does that mean that Christ will never destroy the earth by fire? That is exactly what it means, God decreed in Gen. 8:21-22, that He would never again Curse the earth on the account of Man, and He would never again destroy every living thing as He had done---That’s the bottom line mystery solved.

# 3, 4, and 5 has been fully discussed and solved.

However, there is an overflow of evidence, not mentioned in Daniel chapter 7, that must be addressed, Daniel has mentioned the Kingdom, Assembly, or Church which the Spiritual Covenant controls; but that which the Covenant controls is not mentioned, it is mentioned in Dan. 9:24, “ Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people {not Gentiles} and your holy City, to finish the transgression, to make an end to sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most place”, I have covered Daniel’s Seventy weeks in another lesson; but I have not spoken in regards to some of the error which for many years have been taught from Dan. 7, and 9, I suggest that you cannot discuss the sin question of Dan. chapter 9, without discussing the Kingdom, which embraces the constituents of the Kingdom of Chapter 7. Understand that to discuss a subject, you do not start in the middle of the subject, it is not fair to the Scripture, and neither does it do justice to God… To keep from being Rude, I will not call names, rather submit the question which arises by adversary’s, of Dan. 9:24, it is claimed that Dan. 9:24 teaches that sin does not exist in this age nor exists in this present New Covenant World. This must be addressed in a positive way, however, I suggest that to show first that there is a King, and this King must have constituents, it is these people who makes up a Kingdom, without a government to rule the constituents, otherwise you will have nothing but chaos, so you have government.

There is laws, rules, regulations which one must agree too in order to become a member of that Kingdom, will the government last if the people disobey the general laws and rules and regulations of the Covenant which controls the Kingdom?  There can be no sin at all in the Body of Christ, We are buried with Him in baptism, to rise as a new creature, God destroys the old man of sin, we have been Regenerated, Romans chapter 6. In the Spiritual world, which the Spiritual Covenant controls sin can no longer be regarded as existing, especially as it did under the Covenant with Jews only.

People who disagrees with what God clearly teaches does so to promote their cause. So long as they can keep you busy looking for answers to try and prove them wrong they like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, keeps you searching for answers to show them where they are wrong, and all the while this is their plan. Keep you away from your people that need you. Not only this but they divide our people where we disagree, because we have been confused, and influenced by their consistent arguments… Leave them alone, if they will not accept God’s Word; for sure they will not accept what you and I say. God Bless.

OBSERVATIONS.

I observe by writings in the 1500 and earlier that the reformer’s is really responsible for the many denominations that exist in our own generation. WHY? ----Each reformer had made up his own mind as to what the Scriptures taught, and would not join hands in unity to bring their knowledge together to restore the Lord’s Kingdom; rather they remained separated and each started their own Church until today there is more than 1200 denominations in the U.S. Alone. But then I am not here to judge; rather teach what was written in the first Century and was authored by the Holy Spirit. Those who began the restoration movement did not have the Holy Spirit to guide each word. That is why that I ask what will your Answer be to Acts 4:11-12?

It is amazing that we read clearly in Dan 7:13-14 Daniel went up to God, the Ancient of Days to receive a Kingdom. Where was God in Heaven, or on earth? We know it was Heaven, so if he went to Heaven to receive a Kingdom, It must have been the Kingdom of Heaven. He returned with the same Kingdom to earth, did that make it the Kingdom of earth? Or did it remain the Kingdom of Heaven, yes because it was first established in Heaven as a Spiritual system in the beginning Matt. 25:34. We do not have 2 Kingdoms neither do we need 2.        


 

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