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Daniel 7: 14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.

 

14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.

The Son of Man is the important person in the vision.  The Ancient of Days gives Him dominion, glory and a kingdom.  This is not referring to His inherent dominion, glory and kingdom as God, but to His victory as the God-man through His death and resurrection.  God gives Him global rule over everything.  His kingdom is to be “everlasting” in contrast to the termination of the previous four kingdoms. 

Jesus’ first coming did not destroy the Roman Empire, so this does not refer to His first coming but to His Second Coming.  When He comes, His kingdom will end all other kingdoms.  He will rule as a benevolent Dictator.  “Dominion” refers to rulership of the entire earth and “glory” carries the idea of glamour. 

There will be “peoples, nations and languages” in the millennial kingdom of Christ.  “Peoples” refers to races, “nations” references geographical boundaries and “languages” carries the idea of linguistic divisions.  All will serve the Lord Jesus Christ in His “kingdom” that will “not be destroyed.”  There will be universal prosperity, a “chicken in every pot.”  There will be universal knowledge of God (Is 11:9).  Perfect world government will rule the day (Zach 14:9).  Animals will lose their ferocity; the lion and the lamb will lie down together.  A child will play on a cobra’s den. 

PRINCIPLE: 

Jesus will be King Jesus, absolute benevolent Dictator of the world in the millennial kingdom. 

APPLICATION: 

Jesus reign is one of universal dominion.  The Bible never presents His kingdom before His coming.  He comes, and then follows His kingdom. 

Man his helpless on his own.  The world is not getting better and better.  The ultimate triumph will come at the Second Coming after the Tribulation.  That event will be cataclysmic where Jesus will interpose into the affairs of the Gentile nations of the world. Then Jesus’ kingdom will have universal dominion. 

Re 1:7 “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.”

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