Journey in the Word

Karen Ingrid Clark

God With Us – the Reason for His Coming

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Week 3 – Day 4 – Thursday   wk03d04

Read Daniel 7:13-14    SOAP Daniel 7:14 – To build a kingdom

THURSDAY DANIEL 7:13-14 13 “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. 14 And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

O – Daniel’s prophecy of the ruler – Jesus, the Messiah.  Even though He would suffer and die – there is an ending that is glorious!   When Jesus comes – again – He will be given Dominion, glory, and a kingdom.  This is the first instance of the term “son of man” attributed to Jesus, as seen in the Bible.  Jesus uses that term for Himself (seen 81 times in the gospels).  (NIV Study Bible – see also Rev. 1:13).

Jesus is seen as approaching the “Ancient of Days” – another name for God.  (see Daniel 7:9, Rev. 1:14).  When this happens, God will give Him dominion, glory, and a kingdom.   “And to Him (the Messiah) was given dominion (supreme authority),  glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and speakers of every language should serve and worship Him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed .” (Dan. 7:14 – AMP)  The dominion – supreme authority –  is everlasting – it will not pass away. The glory is the honor and awe due Him.  His kingdom cannot be destroyed – and all peoples and nations will serve and worship Him.  What a contract to the picture that we have of a baby in a manger, or our crucified Christ.  In the end – He WILL BE glorified!

A – DO I give glory to Him in what I do and say?  Is He king of my life, of the world of which I have dominion – my schedule, my gifts, my time, my energy?   Is He ruler of all?  Is He my ‘beginning and my end?  Is He King of my heart?

P – Father God, You are the Ancient of Days, the One who will give Christ authority, glory, dominion, and power.  You will give Him the Kingdom of this world.  May I give Jesus authority, glory, dominion, and power over my life, today.  May He rule – over my world.  May my schedule, my gifts, my time and energy be His today – to do as He will.  Amen.

Of the Father’s Love Begotten –

Of the Father’s love begotten
ere the worlds began to be,
he is Alpha and Omega —
he the source, the ending he,
of the things that are, that have been,
and that future years shall see
evermore and evermore.

Let the heights of heaven adore him;
angel hosts, his praises sing:
powers, dominions, bow before him
and extol our God and King;
let no tongue on earth be silent,
every voice in concert ring
evermore and evermore.

Christ, to you, with God the Father
and the Holy Ghost, there shall be
hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
and the shout of jubilee:
honor, glory, and dominion
and eternal victory
evermore and evermore.


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