Lesson 9
KEY TEXT
“Then the sovereignty, the
dominion, and the greatness
of all the kingdoms under the
whole heaven will be given t...
Daniel 7, our focus this week, contains a sequence
of kingdoms, symbolized by four animals, that
parallels the sequence in...
As we study, we’ll
see that the
judgment is good
news, because our
Lord God works for
His people. He
judges in their
behal...
The Bible states that we all
will be judged. This week we
studied several facets of the
Judgment.
1. How will the Judgment...
REFLEXION
Imagine being judged by God.
(You will be.)
Imagine everything you have
ever done being judged.
(It will be.)
If...
God followed the same steps in all His judgments. Those steps are investigating,
deciding and executing. That’s why the fi...
“I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was
seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair...
All the decisions in the Judgment
are based on the content of the
books that “were opened”. Those
books are, among others:...
The vision in Daniel 7 shows the
moment when the Investigative
Judgment begins at Heaven.
1. Daniel 7:1-7. Four beasts com...
If “the Lord knows those who are His” (1Ti. 2:19), then why is a
judgment necessary to decide who is saved and who isn’t?
...
REFLEXION
“ The Lord knows those who
are His“
How can you be sure you are
one of “His”?
What’s the only way to be
sure?
Se...
4. When the Judgment Ends
Read Daniel 7 again. What
are the results of the pre-
Advent judgment?
The judgment results in s...
3. The rebellion is defeated and destroyed. The enemies of God’s people are
judged. After the horn makes war with the sain...
The pre-Advent judgment results in fulfilling the hopes of
both God and the believers.
God’s desire is to save His people ...
“The final judgment is a most solemn, awful event.
This must take place before the universe. To the
Lord Jesus the Father ...
According to Daniel 7, Jesus will receive the
Kingdom and will give it to the saints. That
will take place on the Second C...
“Love has been perfected among us in this:
that we may have boldness in the day of
judgment; because as He is, so are we i...
So, does the pre-Advent
judgment threaten our
assurance of salvation?
No, because the outcome
of this judgment is certain....
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  1. 1. Lesson 9
  2. 2. KEY TEXT “Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven 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” Daniel 7:27
  3. 3. Daniel 7, our focus this week, contains a sequence of kingdoms, symbolized by four animals, that parallels the sequence in Daniel 2: Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, and Rome.
  4. 4. As we study, we’ll see that the judgment is good news, because our Lord God works for His people. He judges in their behalf before the onlooking universe and grants them entrance into Christ’s eternal kingdom, the culmination of all their hopes as followers of the Lord.
  5. 5. The Bible states that we all will be judged. This week we studied several facets of the Judgment. 1. How will the Judgment take place? 2. When will the Judgment begin? 3. Why is a Judgment necessary? 4. When will the Judgment end? 5. The result of the Judgment. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10)
  6. 6. REFLEXION Imagine being judged by God. (You will be.) Imagine everything you have ever done being judged. (It will be.) If you have to stand on your record, your own deeds, your own good works, what hope do you have? What, then, is your only hope in judgment?
  7. 7. God followed the same steps in all His judgments. Those steps are investigating, deciding and executing. That’s why the first phase of the Judgment is called INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT. Adam and Eve: Genesis 3:9-24. •Investigation: He interrogated Adam and Eve (v. 9-13) •Decision: He issued a verdict (v. 14-19) •Execution: They were expelled from Eden (v. 23-24) Cain: Genesis 4:9-16. •Investigation: He interrogated Cain (v. 9-10) •Decision: He issued a verdict (v. 11-12) •Execution: Cain was expelled from his land (v. 16) Babel: Genesis 11:4-9. • Investigation: He came down to see what they were doing (v. 5-6) • Decision: He decided to punish them by confusing their language (v. 7) • Execution: He scattered them over the face of all the earth (v. 8) Sodom: Gen. 18:16-19:28. •Investigation: Two angels came to investigate (18:20-22) •Decision: He issued the verdict (19:15) •Execution: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim were destroyed (19:24-25) Investigation involves deliberation and fairness in the Judgment.
  8. 8. “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened” (Daniel 7:9-10)
  9. 9. All the decisions in the Judgment are based on the content of the books that “were opened”. Those books are, among others: 1. The book of life which contains the name of those who accepted Christ (Ex. 32:31-33; Psalm 69:28; Phil. 4:3; Rev. 3:5) 2. The book of deeds which contains the record of everything we do (Rev. 20:12) 3. The book of remembrance which contains special individual and collective actions that the saints did (Psalm 56:8; Mal. 3:16)
  10. 10. The vision in Daniel 7 shows the moment when the Investigative Judgment begins at Heaven. 1. Daniel 7:1-7. Four beasts come up. They represent four world empires, from Babylon to Rome. 2. Daniel 7:8, 21, 25. A little horn represents the continuation of the Roman Empire. It makes war against the saints for “a time and times and half a time”. 3. Daniel 7:9-10. The Investigative Judgment begins. 4. Daniel 7:11-12. Last events on Earth. 5. Daniel 7:13-14. Jesus receives the Kingdom from the Father. 6. Daniel 7:22, 26. The saints receive the Kingdom. The Judgment begins before the Second Coming (3) when some events are still happening on Earth (4) When the judgment ends, Jesus receives the Kingdom (5) and He comes to Earth to give that Kingdom to the saints (6; see Rev. 20:4)
  11. 11. If “the Lord knows those who are His” (1Ti. 2:19), then why is a judgment necessary to decide who is saved and who isn’t? When Satan rebelled, he questioned the character and law of God. He questioned Him and cast doubt among the angels and the non-fallen worlds. Of course our omniscient God is fully aware of who His people are. He does not need a judgment in order to decide who is going to be saved. The pre-Advent judgment, rather, shows the Judge to be just in the saving of His people. Heavenly beings need to be sure that the saints are safe to save. As we seek to understand the meaning of the judgment, we need to remember the reality of the great controversy scenario, which is hinted at in these texts, because we see the angelic host witnessing the judgment. Other beings have an interest in the final outcome of the plan of salvation.
  12. 12. REFLEXION “ The Lord knows those who are His“ How can you be sure you are one of “His”? What’s the only way to be sure? See Romans 8:1
  13. 13. 4. When the Judgment Ends 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 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. 1 2
  14. 14. 3. The rebellion is defeated and destroyed. The enemies of God’s people are judged. After the horn makes 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). 3 4
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. “The final judgment is a most solemn, awful event. This must take place before the universe. To the Lord Jesus the Father has committed all judgment. He will declare the reward of loyalty to the law of Jehovah. God will be honored and His government vindicated and glorified, and that in the presence of the inhabitants of the unfallen worlds. On the largest possible scale will the government of God be vindicated and exalted. It is not the judgment of one individual or of one nation, but of the whole world. Oh, what a change will then be made in the understanding of all created beings. Then all will see the value of eternal life” E.G.W. (This Day with God, October 14)
  17. 17. According to Daniel 7, Jesus will receive the Kingdom and will give it to the saints. That will take place on the Second Coming. Therefore, the Investigative Judgment will end before the Second Coming. The decision in that Judgment will be made known on the Second Coming. The saints will resurrect or be transformed and the wicked will be destroyed. The final execution of the sentence will be fulfilled in the second resurrection. They will be “judged, each one according to his works… And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:13, 15) “Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever” (Daniel 7:17-18)
  18. 18. “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17) Paul confirms that the result of the Judgment is favorable for the believers, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1) Although the righteous are vindicated in the Judgment and their sins are washed away forever, they are encouraged to live a life of loyalty and responsibility while waiting for the Judgment. The assurance of our salvation transforms the way we live. We are thankful for all God has done for us and we love Him, so we try to express that love through our faithfulness, obeying Him and doing what He asks us to do.
  19. 19. So, does the pre-Advent judgment threaten our assurance of salvation? No, because the outcome of this judgment is certain. It is “in favor of the saints” (Dan. 7:22, NKJV). God’s work in the judgment rea- ffirms our forgiveness and intensifies our assurance by making our sins eter- nally irrelevant. Judgment is actually another mani- festation of the salvation that is ours. The judgment is not the time when God decides to accept or reject us; rather, it is the time when God finalizes our choice of whether or not we have truly accepted Him, a choice revealed by our works. For the believer, then, judgment increases assurance. To put it more radically, judgment lies at the heart of the doctrine of Christian assurance.
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