Guest Author - Jenna Robinson
“I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him
And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an ever lasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.”
If you’ve ever wondered about the end times look no further than Daniel. His dreams and visions of the future give us a clear understanding of what is about to come. We can reference this with the new testament and find many similarities. Such as, Matthew 26:64 which says, “ Jesus said to him, ‘You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.” and also Luke 21:27 which says, “ Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.” We know that the clouds that He is referring to are the clouds of glory. The heavenly clouds will be much different than clouds that bring us rain. I’m not sure if they are even clouds as we know them to be. Maybe it’s similar to when a rocket passes through the earths atmosphere and creates almost a scar in the sky. But, back then they didn’t know about these kinds of things and are describing it the best they can. Jesus wanted people to understand about His Father’s kingdom in heaven and used many similes to describe it. Does this mean that the Bible is full of things that aren’t real and only made up? NO! It simply is like telling a child about something he has never seen or experienced before and trying to give him the best possible description.
In verse 13 there is a curious statement. It says, “ And He came up to the Ancient of Days”.
What Is this describing? If you read through the verses too fast you might miss it. The “Ancient of Days” is describing God. The Son of Man is presented before God at the last moment and what happens? “To Him is given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and men of every language might serve Him.” Jesus is given everything . This is the church. In verse 18 it says, “ But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever.” Who are the saints of the Highest One? Those are the believers, the new Israel, so to speak, they are the ones who have been raptured, have been martyred, and have been brought through the tribulation thus far. Jesus gave the church to the new Israel, His church, made up of all the faithful believers. His coming ushers in the kingdom of God, and all believers are its citizens. Although God may allow persecution to continue for a while, the destiny of His followers is to posses the kingdom and be with Him forever.
What will your destiny be? Is there a way for us to be absolutely certain what will become of us in the end? Many people look to astrology or Tarot cards to tell them their future, but I tell you the truth the only future worth having is the one with the Savior. It’s clear that everything else will be destroyed except the kingdom of God here on earth. And it’s also clear that the only ones who will be there are those who live for Christ now. What do you want, life now, here, in this finite existence on earth, ruled by the Prince of the Air, who will be destroyed at the end? Or in eternity with God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ the only true Light of the World, the Savior of all mankind (and womankind), with the Host of Heaven and all the saints of all times? It’s your decision… God’s will is that none perish, no, not one. But, it’s up to us. It’s our choice. Forever or nothing? Where do you stand?