For the last six weeks we have seen a continued unfolding of themes in the book of Daniel. We have seen God’s sovereignty over all governments, nations and kings. He raises up kings and he puts them down. He is able to humble kings when they decide that they are self-sufficient. God’s sovereignty has been manifested through dreams and visions and the rulers of the present world are helpless to even explain, much less thwart God’s ordained plans.
We’ve seen God close the mouths of lions, and open them again. We’ve seen Him deliver from a fiery furnace and write His decree on the wall with an armless hand. And we can say that each time we see God working in these various ways, His will always comes to pass and His glory is manifested to the nations. This week, in Daniel 7, we will encounter another vision, that of four beasts, with the fourth trampling and thus destroying the others. But there is also a vision of the Ancient of Days taking His seat on a throne of flames and “One like a Son of Man” coming on the clouds, who was given dominion glory and a kingdom.
What do these beasts represent? What does this vision mean? What will Daniel do? When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” He answered saying:
“I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death.
Join us this week as we worship the Son of Man and await his coming!