The Book of Daniel is a book of the Bible which contains an “account of the activities and visions of Daniel, a noble Jew exiled at Babylon.” In the Hebrew Bible it is found in the Ketuvim (writings), while in Christian Bibles and the Septuagint it is grouped with the Major prophets. — Wikipedia
In the seventh chapter of the Book of Daniel, a dream is being recounted about the “Vision of the Four Beasts” of the Apocalypse. In this dream there are 4 Kingdoms to come before the end of time. (You can read more about the 4 beasts of the Apocalypse in a later post I will hopefully do).
At the end of the dream, Daniel makes a startling statement about Jesus Christ:
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him”
“And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.”
Notice in the first verse, it says the “Son of man” came “…to the Ancient of days…” meaning that reincarnated Christ is brought before God, right before his reign on Earth is to be established. This is not a “human” Messiah at all, as the Jew’s believe their Messiah to be. Note also the “Son of man came with the clouds of heaven” when he appears before God, also evidence this is not a human Messiah.
And finally, note this is the Kingdom of Christ when it says His “dominion…shall not pass away…” and His kingdom “…shall not be destroyed…”
You can read the Torah version of Daniel chapter 7 yourself, and see that, even there, it says this person “comes with the clouds of Heaven…”
A quick look on the internet of disputations about the meaning of the verses from Jewish perspectives reveal that no one is able to dispute the phrase “Son of man came with the clouds of heaven…to the Ancient of days“. It is stated that modern day Jew’s are told not to try and interpret the dream.
Well, this broken Christian who is smart naturally, but simple spiritually, knows what the phrase means…Jesus Christ, the Messiah who will be recognized by Jews and Gentiles alike, is the one coming with the Clouds of Heaven to take the Kingdoms of the world…and praise be to God that He holds out this promise!
Related verses in the New Testament:
- Matthew 24:30
- Matthew 26:4
- Mark 13:26
- Mark 14:62
- Luke 21:27
- Revelation 1:7,13
- Revelation 14:14
- Matthew 28:18
- John 3:35, 36
- 1 Corinthians 15:27
- Ephesians 1:22
- Philippeans 2:9-11
- Revelation 1:6
- Revelation 11:15