Daniel 7:9-18 saw 9 THRONES in heaven and Ancient of days, GOD ALMIGHTY is sitting on HIS THRONE. God’s garment is white as snow, his hair on head like the pure wool: HIS THRONE is like the fiery flame, and HIS wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery fire comes out near HIM and thousands of thousands minister to God. The books in heaven are opened. Apostle John saw heaven and thrones, and those who sat on thrones are the 24 elders described in Revelation 4:4. But Daniel made no mention of the elders as some think 24 elders is church mystery Old Testament saints in Ephesians 3:1-7. The Ancient of Days seated is Father GOD ALMIGHTY with God the Son Jesus. Father GOD’s white garments and white hair are the eternal characters of Father God. Daniel 7:13 distinguished between Ancient of Days and Son of Man Jesus, supports fact Ancient of Days is Father GOD not God the Son. Ancient of Days God’s appearance is glorious as prophet Daniel saw God Almighty so filled with awe as Daniel described his vision. “The Ancient of Days.” or “ONE advanced in age or in days in Daniel 7:9,13, 22. God is advanced in age as “KING of eternity,” HIS existence stretches endlessly from the past forever into the future eternity in 1 Timothy 1:17;Jude 25. God’s eternal existence is infinite in wisdom as Bible associates age with wisdom seen in Job 12:12. Eternal existence is incomparably wise God beyond human understanding says Romans 11:33, 34. Ancient of Days “sat down for judgment in Daniel 7:10, 22, 26 in the vision to judge nations of the earth in Daniel’s vision of beasts in Daniel 7:1-8. HIS clothing is white like snow, and hair of HIS head like wool.” White symbol of righteousness of purity and robe of snow whiteness means that God’s judgments are righteous and wise. merits deepest trust and respect so fair. Thousand thousands ministering to HIM, ten thousand times ten thousand stand right before HIM as heavenly ministers. The Bible says angels of God’s minister in Psalm 104:4 so countless hundreds of millions, God’s angels “carrying out HIS word”doing his will in Psalm 103:20, 21. God’s vast heavenly army is organized and busy over aeons of time. Ancient of Day’s judgments are righteous, and his wisdom trustworthy as the all-wise God. God is in HIS dwelling place in the third heaven shows HIS or Jesus’ appearance to prophets or Holy fathers in various forms depends on man’s understanding of signs of HIS PRESENCE. HIS THRONE has fiery flame: of brilliant splendour and fierce heat of judgment. The lava-like in stream of fire pours from Throne like river of vast destructive power. So Isaiah 66:15-15 says judgment of God is of fire. The LORD God will come with fire with His chariots, like whirlwind render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh and slain of the LORD is many. Wheel on THRONE is as eastern royal throne wheel represent endless activity of God. Thousands and thousands minister as innumerable angels around the THRONE of God. Ten thousands times ten thousands stand before HIM people stand before God in judgment, Books open, Bible describes BOOKS before God like: Book of living in Psalm 69:28. Book of remembrance in Malachi 3:16. Book of Life in Philippians 4:3 and again in Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12, 15;21:27 and 22:19. Daniel 7: 11-14 talks of ‘horn’ conquered by the Son of Man. Isaiah saw God in the year King Uzziah’s death Sitting on THRONE, lofty, exalted, with train of HIS robe filling the temple. In Isaiah 6:1 his eyes see the KING, Yahweh of hosts in Isaiah 6:5. He heard Voice of Yahweh, saying, “Whom shall I send and who will go for Us?” He said, Here am I. Send me!”in Isaiah 6:8. Isaiah said it because Isaiah saw GOD’S GLORY so spoke of HIM and Christ in John 12:41. Christ is Glorified, with the Glory He had before creation John 17:5 for men to believe in Jesus as the Saviour of the world. Isaiah on belief in Jesus “Him” in John 12:41 showd Jesus glorified in John 17 : 16. Son of Man glorified 17:23 so Father, GOD GLORIFIES HIS NAME Glorifying Jesus in 17:2 encourages those who did not believing in Christ 17:37 that LORD, GOD empowered Jesus to be believed by report of testimonies in 17:38. The arm of the LORD revealed in 17:38 in Christ so these things Isaiah said because he saw GOD’s GLORY and Christ’s Glory so spoke of heaven. The rulers believed in Him 17:42 so Jesus cried out and said He who believes in Me in 17:44 he who sees Me sees Father God who sent Me 17:45. In Acts 7:55–56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3, Christ is Seated on His Throne at RIGHT Hand of God makes intercession for believers. In Acts 7:55 Stephen, full of Holy Spirit, looked to heaven saw God’s GLORY and Jesus standing at RIGHT Hand of God. John 12 says Isaiah saw GOD’S GLORY and Glory of Jesus in Isaiah 6. And God approved Jesus to represent Yahweh on the earth. John 12:41 says Isaiah saw Father GOD’S GLORY and Jesus Glory is as Daniel saw God and Son of Man. So Ezekiel 1:26–28 also talks of seeing God on THRONE 26 above firmament over head on HIS THRONE; of appearance as sapphire stone: and on the likeness of the THRONE is likeness of appearance of a MAN on it. 27 I saw colour of amber appearance of fire roundabout it, from HIS loins upward and downward, I saw fire and brightness round about. 28 And There appearance of rainbow like cloud in day of rain brightness roundabout in appearance of LORD God fell on face as heard Voice speak. Daniel watched the sound of pompous words horn was speaking. He watched until the beast is slain destroyed in burning flame. Rest of beast’s dominion taken away but their lives prolonged for a season and time. Daniel watched in the night vision saw One like Son of Man Jesus Coming in clouds of heaven! He came to Ancient of Days, they brought Him near HIM. Hebrew n-ʼa·dhamʹ is son of mankind, human, earthly son in Psalm 80:17; 146:3; Jeremiah 49:18, 33 a male in Numbers 23:19; Job 35:8; Jeremiah 50:40 Psalm 8:4; Isaiah 51:12; 56:2 Psalm 144:3 son of mortal man ben-ʼenohshʹ in Aramaic barʼenashʹ in Daniel 7:13. Greek hui·osʹ tou an·throʹpou, generic word for man anʹthro·pos Matthew 16:27. Book of Ezekiel, over 90 times God calls prophet “son of man” in Ezekiel 2:1, 3, 6, 8, used as prophet is human spokesman Source of his message is from Most High God, applied to prophet Daniel in Daniel 8:17. Christ Jesus, “the Son of Man” Gospel referred to in Matthew 8:20; 9:6; 10:23 occurs in Acts 7:56; Hebrews 2:6; and Revelation 1:13; 14:14. Jesus’ God’s Son ‘became flesh’ in John 1:14), ‘came out of a woman’ through conception birth by Jewish virgin Mary in Galatians 4:4; Luke 1:34-36 son of man by His human mother in 1 John 4:2, 3; 2 John 7. Jesus is crowned with Glory, splendour by His Father, who resurrects Him in Hebrews 2:8, 9; Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 2:5-9. The “Son of man,” identifies Jesus Christ as Kinsman of mankind with power to redeem them bondage to sin and death, and Avenger of blood in Leviticus 25:48, 49; Numbers 35:1-29. Jesus the “Son of David” in Matthew 1:1; 9:27 is Heir of Kingdom Covenant fulfilled in David’s line by birth. The “Son of God’s” Divine origin not sinner, second Adam perfect from God fully righteous standing with God says Matthew 16:13-17. The Sign of the Son of man is prophecy recorded at Daniel 7:13, 14 in the vision, Daniel saw “someone like a son of man” coming in clouds of heaven, gained access to “the Ancient of Days,” granted to “rule the peoples, national groups and languages all serve His Kingdom. Vision in Daniel 7:18, 22,27 speaks of “Holy ones of God” taking possession of God’s Kingdom to the “son of man” with Saints of God as a people glorified with people of Israel.’ Jesus, God’s anointed King in ‘Covenant with His followers in His Kingdom rule as kings and priests under His Headship and God’s Authority in Luke 22:28-30; Revelations 5:9, 10; 20:4-6 by Sovereign God in Revelations 2:26, 27; 3:21. Jesus’ the Son of God said you will see Son of man sitting at the RIGHT Hand of power and coming with the clouds of heaven in Matthew 14:61,62; Matthew 26:63, 64. Prophecy of coming of Son of man into PRESENCE of Ancient of Days, God is the Messiah Christ in Daniel 7:13. The literal fulfillment of prophecy resurrection to Spirit life, shows Jesus Christ, sacrificing His human nature ransom for mankind, retains Messianic “Son of man” in His heavenly position. Jesus’ told high priest Coming of Son of man in Psalm 110 is it applied to Him in Matthew 22:42-45. So this does Hebrews 10:12, 13, reveals that a waiting period for Jesus Christ before His Father would sends Him to subdue His enemies. Prophecy of Daniel 7:13, 14 time of Jesus’ resurrection, ascension to heaven, authorized by God will take action in Kingly Authority. The ‘Coming of Son of man to the Ancient of Days,’ in time presented at Revelation 12:5-10, as man-child is brought to God’s THRONE. Matthew 24:30 and Luke 21:27 on Jesus’ sign of the Son of man” mention angels in Bible associated with God’s Divine judgment of wicked humans Matthews 24:29;Luke 21:25, 26; Isaiah 13:9, 10 Joel 2:30, 31. All the tribes of earth will see the Son of man Coming on the clouds of heaven with Power and Great Glory so lament in fear in hearts of humans who do not conform to God’s WILL. Visions in Revelation 17:12-14;19:11-21 show an exercise of full Regal Power by Messiah King over “peoples, national groups and languages in (Daniel 7:14), is same “son of man” in Revelation 14:14 represents Jesus described in Revelation 1:13. The ‘Son of man’s Coming on Clouds’ seen by “every eye” in Matthew 24:30.and Revelations 1:7 Jesus given Dominion, Glory, Kingdom all people, nations, languages serve Him. His Dominion is an everlasting Dominion so not pass away, His Kingdom THE ONE CHOSEN by God shall not be destroyed. So they had their dominion taken away as the transition of human dominion on earth becomes Divine Dominion. Will happen as the Son of Man Comes and exercises Dominion over the earth to succeed the reign of the fourth beast. The sound of pompous words “little horn” of fourth beast speaks are final human dictator antiChrist boastful, blasphemous speech in Revelation 13:5-6 in the Bible. This is government or system of various beasts Daniel told King about with a different meaning: Nazi Germany, other tyrants or Catholic church. So Daniel watched until beast slain so rest of beasts had dominion taken away given to Jesus. Fourth beast destroyed others continue without dominion as Jesus will Reign. Jesus will sets up His Kingdom, empire after antiChrist completely crushed but some nations continue in Millennium. One like the Son of Man, Coming with clouds of heaven is Son of Man Jesus, used more than 80 times in four Gospel. He receives all dominion held by beasts Reigns permanently. His everlasting dominion shall not pass away. Reign of Jesus first lasting 1,000 years extends permanently so Jesus rules over earth before it is remade so satan bound for 1,000 years. In Daniel 7:15-16 his vision requests for understanding. Daniel, is grieved in his spirit within his body and visions of his head troubled him. He stood by an angel and asked him the truth of all this. He told him and made known interpretation of these things. Daniel grieved in spirit about what he saw so was troubled by lack of understanding. Grieved in spirit in body shows spirit dwells in the body joined to God in Spirit more important than the body says 1 Timothy 4:8. The state of the body has effect on state of the spirit. God put HIS SPIRIT breath in mankind to live so no Spirit no life. 2 Corinthians 5:5 says the Spirit of God in man is absent from God and the spirit absent from the body is present with God in heaven. Daniel is told in 7:17-18 the vision is of four kings conquered by God and their kingdoms given to the people of God. Those great four beasts, are four kings arising out of earth. “But Saints of the Most High receive these kingdom to possess Kingdom forever, forever and ever.” The four kings arise out of earth. Dream shows Nebuchadnezzar’s vision in Daniel 2 of four empires succeeded by Kingdom of God. Daniel’s vision saw kingdoms from God’s perspective not man’s. Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar of present plus future world empires a stately noble statue of man. God showed them as the ferocious wild animals who devour and conquer without conscience. But God demolishes them and takes back HIS Kingdom from mankind. Jesus the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in Revelation 5:5 is Lamb of God in Revelation 5:5-6 and 5:8-10. Saints of the Most High receive the Kingdom as the day of the fourth beast is over, God’s people receive the Kingdom of God. So restoration of God’s Reign and Rule on earth will literally fulfilled as prophecy of ten horns and the little horn in Jesus. Saints shall receive Kingdom of God at the return of Jesus to earth from Israel. God has given Dominion, Glory, and HIS Kingdom, all people, nations, languages, will serve God in Christ. His Dominon is everlasting dominion so shall not pass away His kingdom will not be destroyed but stand forever and forever. Daniel is grieved in spirit in his body, and visions in his head troubled him. But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever and forever and ever in Jesus. These events unfold as transition takes place globally to restore God’s Throne to Jesus on the earth as promised to King David. God Is Seen in HIS HOLY Temple in the year King Uzziah died, sitting on THRONE lofty and lifted up and HIS skirts filling the temple in Isaiah 6:1 in the year 778 B.C.E. 2 Uzziah’s reign of 52 years as king of Judah was a success. Doing what “was right in God’s eyes,” he enjoyed God’s backing of army and built agricultural ventures. Due to his success was haughty, “acted unfaithfully against God in the temple burn incense so this presumptuous act and his rage against priests who censured him, Uzziah died a leper in 2 Chronicles 26:3-22. About this time Isaiah started his prophetic service. Isaiah sees God in a vision with his physical eyes clearly in a vision as an actual sighting of ALMIGHTY looks like. Saw Creator God in awesome sight. Sitting on lofty THRONE, symbolizes HIS everlasting KINGSHIP, Judge, Universal Ruler and Source of all governments on earth. HIS long robe flows fills temple as Isaiah’s call prophetic service magnifies LORD God’s Sovereign power of justice seen God’s holiness. 4 Isaiah description of GOD’S physical appearance in vision like visions by Ezekiel, Daniel, and John sees heaven in Ezekiel 1:26-28; In Daniel 7:9, 10; Revelation 4:2, 3 vision describe GOD’S PRESENCE and plan for earth so GOD looks like Man seen in spirit realm vision convey Revelation 1:1 as Isaiah’s sees God’s real appearance to confirm Isaiah saw heaven like Jesus in Book of John. Vision shows Isaiah, God’s HOLY Temple HOLY judgment are fair, pure. Seraphs hide faces and feet 5 Isaiah said “Seraphs stand above each has six wings with two covering face and two kept feet covered, two to fly about. Isaiah 6:2 is the only place in the Bible mentioning seraph angelic creatures in God’s service high in privilege, honour surround God’s THRONE and occupy a position in all humility and modesty. In PRESENCE of heavenly Sovereign cover face with one set of wings in reverence of Holiness cover the feet with other set. Universal Sovereign God’s seraphs focus on GOD’S PERSONAL GLORY. “Seraphs” are “fiery burning radiating brightness so hide face in GOD’S GREATER GLORY Brightly. 6 Seraphs use third set of wings to fly, hover or stand. In Deuteronomy 31:15, wait on GOD obediently serve so Seraphs declare God’s holiness 7 ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is Jehovah of armies the fullness of all earth is HIS GLORY” in Isaiah 6:3. Their assignment is to see to HIS GLORY is acknowledged in universe and on earth. HIS GLORY is seen in all things HE created to be discerned by all earth’s inhabitants. In Numbers 14:21; Psalm 19:1-3;Habakkuk 2:14, threefold, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY,” is the evidence of Trinity emphasizing of GOD’S Holiness. in Revelation 4:8. Other angels near God THRONE sing melodious songs repeated to declare GOD’S Holiness and GLORY to set example to people. Heard The Voice of ONE calling, as HOUSE gradually filled with smoke in Isaiah 6:4. In the Bible, smoke or a cloud provides visible evidence of God’s PRESENCE in Exodus 19:18; 40:34, 35; 1 Kings 8:10, 11; and in Revelation 15:5-8 denotes GOD GLORY. It is in scene during vision Isaiah feels unworthy. 9 affecting Isaiah to say ‘Woe is me man unclean in lips with people of clean lips dwelling in heaven, my eyes have seen GOD KING of armies HIMSELF in Isaiah 6:5. Isaiah, Daniel and John saw GOD’S PRESENCE and so approved for special commission from HIM unlike Uzziah in 1 Kings 7:48-50. Prophet Isaiah didn’t ignore priesthood or trespass in temple, sees a vision and honoured with direct commission from God. The seraphs do not look upon the enthroned LORD of HIS HOLY Temple. Isaiah is allowed in vision to look upon the KING, God of armies!”10 Isaiah felt dreadful in vision in contrast to GOD’S Holiness and sinfulness felt unclean. So feared he will die says Exodus 33:20. He heard seraph praise God with clean lips but his unclean lip and people’s lip as a servant must reflect the Holiness of God in 1 Peter 1:15, 16. Isaiah the spokesman for GOD saw the Glorious HOLY KING in heaven. 11 So one seraphs flew and in his hands a glowing coal taken with tongs from Altar touched mouth to say: ‘Look! This touched your lips so all error and sin atoned for in Isaiah 6:6,7. In symbolic sense, fire’s purifying power glowing coal from HOLY fire of Altar to Isaiah’s lips to receive GOD’s Favour and a commission. Today we are redeemed by Jesus’ ransom of His life to receive God’s Favour in prayer in Jesus BLOOD in 2 Corinthians 5:18, 21; 1 John 4:10. It is 13 Isaiah who heard Voice of GOD saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And said: ‘Here I am! Send me in Isaiah 6:8 in response Isaiah God’s servant messenger include HIS Only begotten Son of man Jesus so told God said, “Let us make man in our own image.” in Genesis 1:26; Proverbs 8:30, 31. In heaven Only begotten Son Jesus dwells so became flesh among us in John 1:14. Isaiah response to God’s call is example set for us. 14 Isaiah did not hesitate so responds to the message: “Here I am! Send me.” His willing spirit is an example for all of God’s servant in the great commission to preach ‘Good News of kingdom in all inhabited earth.’ in Matthew 24:14. Isaiah, faithfully stick to assignment to accomplish “witness to all nations.” As Isaiah did, God is highest authority to say:“Go, and say to this people, ‘Hear again and again, men, who do not understand; or see again and again but do not get knowledge.’ heart of people or ears unresponsive their eyes together may not see with eyes and their ears may not hear or own heart may not understand and may not turn back to get healing for themselves in Isaiah 6:9, 10. Thomas doubted as Isaiah’s own people did not respond to Message no matter how faithfully Isaiah fulfilled his task. 16 The people Isaiah speaks to again and again did not accept the Gospel to gain understanding stubborn, unresponsive blind, deaf spiritually. Isaiah lets people show they do not understand to prove they closed their minds and hearts to God’s Message. Many people refused to listen to GOD’S GOOD News of a Coming Kingdom of God. Isaiah asks, How long 17“And God said: ‘Until cities crash in ruins, without inhabitants, houses be man, and ground itself is ruined into desolation removed men to far away deserted condition in midst of land says Isaiah 6:11, 12. People’s spiritual state continues as long as God’s NAME is dishonoured on earth. In Psalm 74:9-11 Isaiah’s prophecy was not completely fulfilled in his time but 18 continues in the consequence of disobedience of God covenant fulfilled in Leviticus 26:21-33; Deuteronomy 28:49-68. The nations are ruined people exiled land lies desolate. Isaiah didn’t live to see the destruction of Jerusalem and temple by Babylonian army in 607 B.C.E. He prophesied over 40 years so continued into reign of King Uzziah’s great-grandson Hezekiah. And Isaiah faithfully kept commission until he died and more than 100 years later a national disaster occurs. 19. The nations fell. 19 Destruction left Judah in “ruin in a desolation” but not hopeless in 2 Kings 25:1-26. God assured Isaiah: “There will be a tenth, again as burning big tree stump Holy seed from it in Isaiah 6 : 13. “A tenth, holy seed,” remains, a holy remnant found in his people. Although nation experienced a repeated a stump of symbolic tree of Israel remains seed, or offspring, Holy to God to sprout and tree regrown in Job 14:7-9; Daniel 4:26. 20 The words of prophecy seventy years after land of Judah desolated, God kept remnant from exile in Babylon, rebuilt temple and the city, and restored true worship in the land. This restoration of Jews to God-given homeland is a second fulfillment of prophecy God gave Isaiah says Ezra 1:1-4. 21-23. Isaiah’s prophecy in first century fulfillment of ‘Holy seed’ in the first century, preserved.21 Isaiah’s prophetic Seed Messiah Jesus Christ came 800 years later in Isaiah 8 : 18; 61:1, 2; Luke 4:16-21; and Hebrews 2: 13, 14 Though GREATER than Isaiah, Jesus is sent by Heavenly Father, said: “Look I Am Come to do Father’s WILL in Hebrews 10:5-9; Psalm 40:6-8. 22 Jesus faithfully worked but met reaction. Jews in Jesus’ day did not willingly accept His message like prophet Isaiah preached in Isaiah 1:4. Jesus granted understanding of secrets of Kingdom of heaven. Some look in vain, hear in vain get no sense of it. The heart of people unreceptive shut eyes do not see or hear with ears to turn hearts to heal them says Matthew 13:10, 11, 13-15; Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9, 10. So 23 quoting Isaiah, Jesus shows prophecy fulfillment in His day. The people had a heart like Jews in Isaiah’s days so blind and deaf to His Message so destroyed in Matthew 23:35-38;24:1,2. Roman forces under General Titus against Jerusalem in 70 C.E. demolished city and temple. Some listened to Jesus and become His disciples are happy in Matthew 13:16-23, 51 but should flee to mountains if army attacks them in Luke 21:20-22. So Holy seed by faith spiritual nation God Israel saved in Galatians 6:16. Isaiah’s prophecy, 24 About 60 C.E. apostle Paul in Rome arranged meeting with Jews and others concerning Kingdom of God many not accept his message so Paul in fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy in Acts 28:17-27; Isaiah 6:9, 10. Jesus’ disciples carried out commission just like Isaiah. In 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Paul speaks of himself in third person giving personal testimony of time caught up into third heaven. It happened 14 years counting back to study Book of Acts it took place on first missionary journey as stoned at Lystra, left for dead. The LORD caught him up into third heaven and gave him glimpse but not to share all details. Paul included this first few verses speaking of his own personal experience of God caught up in vision of what it means to be in heaven with the Lord. Verse 1-10 on third heaven with thorn in the flesh had a heavenly experience yet endured all difficulties. High spiritual exaltation but suffered satanic attacks. God is still in HIS HOLY Temple and in Malachi 3:1 as Isaiah says: “Here I am! Send me to warn of imminent end of things Jesus wants people to open eyes and ears to see and to hear to be saved in Matthew 7:13, 14. Happy are all who listen so their hearts get healed in Isaiah 6:8, 10. GLORY to God for His Mercy and Grace in Jesus Name.