Day 50 -FOUNDATIONS STONES IN A YEAR
Reading: Daniel 7
At first, this doesn’t look like a claim to divinity, does it? But when you realise that Jesus is using the term Son of Man as a reference to the Son of Man in Daniel 7 – well, then you realise the magnitude of what he is saying. As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. Daniel 7:9
God, the Ancient of Days took his seat on one of the thrones! Thrones is plural. How come? A few sentences later in this vision.
In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
This Son of Man is given the authority of God himself, ruling as God with the power of God forever. Hence it is right that he should be worshipped by all. The Son of Man has the divine authority of God. The Son of Man is God. Jesus calls himself the Son of Man, therefore Jesus is God. That’s why there is more than one throne. And that is why, at the end of Mark’s Gospel, when Jesus is asked ‘who are you, are you the Messiah?’, he replies
I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.
The high priest responds ‘You have heard the blasphemy.’ (Mark 14:62-63). The high priest heard Jesus’ statement as a claim to be the Son of Man and therefore ruling as God!
Lord Jesus, how glorious You are. I can’t believe that someone as fantastic as you are is actually the Almighty God!! I love you.