Daniel 7:27 Index
"And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him."
Research Material

"And the kingdom and dominion..."

  • The fifth kingdom, which is the heavenly, the kingdom of God, is not in human hands. God Himself will establish it under the whole heaven, and it will exist forever and ever.... Those who are accounted worthy in the investigative judgment will come forth in the first resurrection, or will be translated without seeing death, and will reign with Christ forever and ever. Sin, with all who have clung to it, will be forever destroyed. The pride and arrogance of Babylon of old, her iniquity of every form which has been repeated by all the nations of the earth, together with the instigator of all evil, will at last be blotted out. The end of the controversy is reached. The triumph of truth is witnessed by all created beings. The scar which sin has made is gone forever. The discord which for six thousand years has marred the universe, is forgotten. The music of the spheres is taken up anew, and man reigns with his Creator. "Hitherto is the end of the matter" (Daniel 7:28). What wonder that the vision troubled Daniel, and that his countenance change! The matchless love of Christ, who can understand? (SNH 118)

"...shall be given..."

  • Here is a reassuring glimpse of the final outcome of all the turmoil and persecution through which the saints have passed. Blessed thought! Christ is soon to return for His saints and usher them into their everlasting kingdom and reward. (4BC 834)
  • After beholding the dark and desolate picture of papal oppression of the church, the prophet is permitted once more to turn his eyes upon the glorious period of the saint's rest, when they shall have the kingdom, free from all oppressive powers, in everlasting possession. How could the children of God keep heart in this present evil world, amid the misrule and oppression of the governments of earth, and the abominations that are done in the land, if they could not look forward to the kingdom of God and the return of their Lord, with full assurance that the promise concerning them both shall certainly be fulfilled, and they speedily? (US 147)

"...all dominions..."

  • In the restored earth, the abode of the righteous, there will be no discord or disaffection. One pulse of harmony will beat throughout the entire universe. All who are saved will render willing obedience to God and abide in His blessed presence forever. (4BC 834)