For me ‘to live is Christ’ Philippians 1:21 is central focus of the Christian life. This statement points directly to Christ at the heart of the Gospel Message to Churches in Christ. To be like Jesus all through life journey from earth to Glory was Paul’s encouragement to the believers is, focus more on Jesus. First and foremost, “First Love” Christ in Revelations 2:4-5 says be “hot” in Christ for first love of Christian is Love is First for Christ. Our love must be expressed with passion actively seen as living sermon with personal intimate relationship with God in Christ Jesus. In Christ we live, move and have our being as Acts 17:28 says. God’s offspring joint-heirs with Christ First Born of Creation is to reflect Christ in the believer’s life. So set apart for God as a peculiar people saved by God’s Grace desperately need Saviour as anchor of hope secured only to Christ Master Captain of our life ship. Good success, spiritually or emotionally and physically requires a complete faith in God. Trust Jesus is with us always to end of the age as citizens of heaven, in the world but not of the world. So Paul preached the SACRIFICE of Jesus’ Blood to save people from all walks and ranks of life. Encourages us, “To live is Christ” by imitating Example of Christ, to do as Jesus did. Christian believers are to be like Jesus like Paul did, the Church is to follow the Godly Example of Jesus. Paul followed the Example of Christ in 1 Corinthians 11:1 shares Gospel Message of Jesus in living history to save people in the Kingdom of God. So “To live is Christ” is the daily pursue knowledge of Christ to get to know Christ better as a personal Friend. To understand Christ and know POWER of Resurrection of Christ in our heart as the focus of our goals and desires. Love of Christ is at center of our mind, heart, body and soul to live for Christ’s Glory. Christ is more precious, priceless, worth more than gold, silver, ruby, diamonds. Fixing our eyes on Christ is above all the things to run the race to win the prize to lay aside the entangling sin and worldly distractions. To fix eyes on Christ Jesus in Hebrews 12:1-2 means our life makes things of the world grow strangely dim.22 In Athens, Paul stood on the Mars hill and said, ‘Men of Athens I see that in all things you are too superstitious. 23 As I passed by and saw your devotion to the altar with inscription, ‘To An Unknown God,’ you worship, HIM I declare to you. 24 God made the world and all things in it as LORD of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands. 25 And worshipped by mankind, God Almighty gives life breath to all things. 26 And HE made of one blood all nations to dwell on all the face of the earth, determines the times appointed and boundaries of their habitation. 27 That all should seek the LORD and find HIM although seems far from us. 28 For in him we live, and move and have our being; as your poets said, we are HIS offsprings. 29 Children of God do not think of the Godhead like gold, silver, stone graven by art as man devices. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked in past now commands all people to repent. 31 God appointed a day HE will judge the world in righteousness by the man Jesus Christ HE ordained and gave the assurance HE raised Jesus from death. 32 When they heard of resurrection of the dead some mocked and others said, “We will hear you again on this matter. 33 Paul left the city but 34 certain men held onto his teaching and believed and among them, Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris and others with them. “To live is Christ” is the essential lifeline of Christian faith on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ is the ONLY Saviour who rise from death and so His grave is empty unlike all religions. Jesus Reigns and lives in heaven. Christ is the Only person to OVERCOME death in history to gives Christians the assurance of life after death. Eternal life is guaranteed by Jesus’ Resurrection to believers in Christ to live in heaven. The participation in the Resurrection of Christ from death in Philippians 3:10-11 means “To live is Christ” to gain an eternal life in heaven. So Paul understands having Jesus Christ has superseded all his material things in life. Paul’s testimony, since saved, ‘is to gain’ knowledge in Jesus Christ his Lord who for His sake lost things considered garbage. Paul gained Christ so found in Lord Jesus the promise of Eternal life in Philippians 3:7-9. Paul knew Lord Jesus in Mark 10:29-30 says sacrifice for Jesus’ sake will be repaid in the hundredfold. Paul preached Christ’s Resurrection, “To live is Christ” and to proclaim a Gospel Message of Christ Toured synagogues, the seaside resorts, prisons was apostle and tent maker. Paul’s constant message was Jesus Christ and Him crucified, in 1 Corinthians 2:2. Paul shared the Gospel Message of Christ’s Blood sacrifice to all people in walks and ranks of life kings, included the soldiers, statesmen, priests, philosophers, Jews, Gentile, wo/men. To Paul, to live is Christ and to die is gain to share joys of heaven central to Christian life. Paul looked forward to seeing Jesus Christ after his conversion but advances knowledge of Gospel to Church of Christ to bring Glory to Jesus Christ. He wrote many books in the New Testament and preached to all who listened. “To live is Christ” is live in Christ for Christ on the earth and in eternal life. The Rapture of Jesus and His Second Coming millennial Reign in Jerusalem is assured optimism and eternal hope of Christian believers.
Apocalyptic doomsday timeclock moved two minutes toward global nuclear Concern grows about a possible nuclear war and the global threats pushing forward their symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds two minutes before midnight. A Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) said it had acted because the world was becoming “more dangerous.” The clock, created by the journal in 1947, is metaphor for how close mankind is to destroying the earth and some inhabitants in the process. An amalgamation of world events points to growth spurt surge of global tragedies. It is getting closest to apocalypse since 1953, the year the US and Soviet Union tested hydrogen bombs. Last year, the clock moved forward by 30 seconds by the Scientists. Behind decision was an announcement of move in Washington DC on Thursday, and the BAS said the decision “wasn’t easy” and said it was not based on a single factor. However, BAS President and CEO Rachel Bronson said “in that year’s discussions, nuclear issues took centre stage once again.”So the team of scientists singled out series of nuclear tests by North Korea. They dramatically escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula and led to a war of words between North Korea and the US. BAS referred to new US nuclear strategy and expected to call for more funding to expand the role of the country’s nuclear arsenal. Rising tension between Russia and West was also a contributing factor. It is interesting this major players in the Armaggedon war alliances have set up magazines of ammunitions all over the world in strategic locations causing the sporadic tensions of territory turf wars. Worst of all the suppliers of the guns or bombs selling trillions worth of armour are monitoring the outbreaks of wars in many countries. These alliances explode into major Armageddon conflict against God HIMSELF taking back nations from all these factions to establish Kingdom of God on earth through Jesus Christ.The “weakening of institutions” around the world in dealing with major global threats including climate changes were other major concerns the scientists said. They mentioned US President Donald Trump’s “unpredictability” pointing to his controversial tweets and statements. The doomsday Clock’s minute hand on the Doomsday Clock is the metaphor for how vulnerable to catastrophe in world is deemed to be. Media caption WATCH how the Doomsday Clock changed from 1947 up to last year. So symbolic device created by Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947 founded, University of Chicago, 1945 by group of scientists who helped develop first atomic weapons has group including physicists and environmental scientists from around the world. They decide to adjust clock in consultation with their group’s Board of Sponsors including Nobel laureates. The threats compared to previous years show the rapid rate of simultaneously dangerous global events. When created in 1947, the clock’s hand stood at seven minutes to midnight but changed to more than 20 times from two minutes to midnight to 17 minutes before midnight in 1991. So during 1962 Cuban missile crisis it was considered by many analysts to be the closest the Cold War face-off between the US and the USSR came to escalating into a nuclear war the Doomsday Clock stood still at seven minutes to midnight.The BAS says: “The answers to seeming anomaly are that the Doomsday Clock captures trends and takes into account the capacity of leaders and societies to respond to crises with reasoned actions to prevent nuclear holocaust. “Cuban Missile Crisis, for all its potential and ultimate destruction lasted a few weeks; but lessons learnt quickly apparently show United States and the Soviet Union installed the first hotline between two capitals to improve communications. It negotiated 1963 test ban treaty, ending all atmospheric nuclear testing.” In fact, the Doomsday Clock was moved back to 12 minutes to midnight in 1963. What is interesting about this doomsday clock is it is direct fulfilment of the apocalyptic prophecy predicted in the Bible. It is in a timeline with Daniel’s 70 years sealed as a prophecy for endtime of the world. Precise timing depends on the various cataclysmic event unfolding concurrent with Book of Revelations and Ezekiel 38 among other Prophecies. Jesus warned the world about the events 3 thousand years ago in Matthew 24. The warnings are not exclusive private matter of past disciples or to only Israel. This events are recorded in the Bible including the stages of how it unfolds and methods used by God and mankind. The nations involved are named in the Bible and the consequences affect the whole world. There are times when you have such rapid-moving fires … no amount of planning is going to result in a perfect scenario, and that’s what we had to deal with here,” Honea told the Action News Network. In northern California, when Paradise was evacuated, the order set off a desperate exodus in which many motorists got stuck in gridlocked traffic and abandoned their vehicles to flee on foot. People reported seeing much of the community go up in flames, out of 22 homes only two survived fires including firemen’s homes lost and supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement center. Paradise is about 180 miles north-east of San Francisco. Rural areas fared little better. The homes with propane tanks exploded in flames. ‘They were going off like bombs,’ said Karen Auday, who escaped to a nearby town. In Hollywood people suffered recurrent Biblical wild fires affecting celebraties’ paradise homes. The wild fire came so quickly residents had no time to gather medications or documents. Firefighters carried people from homes, put them in empty seats of the neighbours’ cars, said Carol Napoli, 74. Napoli left with friend, friend’s son and her mother in her 90s had to leave behind her oxygen tank too risky near fires. It was reported people sought refuge overnight in the church. A few minutes of news shows sudden tragedies, traumas, earthquakes, floods volcanoes, wildfires, flash floods, rivers in deserts due to climate changes. Seas and rivers are polluted by plastic waste damaging flora and fauna of natural beauty of the earth. Ozone damages the carbon cycle causing acid rains destroy crops, causes cancer in the animal food chain consumed by humans. The toxic chemicals sprayed to increase a hybrid genetic modified food with a synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides are all accumulated damages. Hitech robots and machines replace humans jobs so billions unemployed through no fault of their own. Conglomeration of pressure on deprived families exploited by a few inner circles all add up to God’s Wrath to fastrack doomsday destructions. GOD unleashes destruction reconstruction in stages through earthquakes, volcanoes, natural disasters, wildfires, sinkholes, landslides, mudslides, tsunamis, capture attention of people to wake up and be prepared for Rapture. Though Jesus said, there will be trouble in the world God provides escape for eternal life to recreate perfect sinless world for those who believe. All who doubt, mock, are left behind to go through worse things yet to come. Jesus said the world has NEVER such evil before and will NEVER see such evil again after Armageddon. It is in Bible people will cause wars to cull populations while building the caves for themselves to hide in. But is biggest joke because nobody hides from God to any safe place beyond God’s reach. Scripture says there is nowhere to go to from HIS PRESENCE, if you go under the sea God is there, if you go above the skies God is there. It is time for a change of heart to examine yourself and seek God’s Mercy and Grace because these perilous times are getting worse. When God instructs HIS angels to increase damage to earth it will destroy one-third of the humans, one-third of trees, one-third of seas and rivers one-third of ships sink in the sea. Confusing climate patterns can distort perception to disorient people, animals, gadgets by 24/7 unusual light changes affecting navigation systems, weather changes of chem trails, fracking leaving whales trapped in shallow waters. Make personal choice to obey God to be in HIS Kingdom through HIS Son Jesus Christ. God is slow to anger, so does not want anyone to perish delaying HIS Wrath but releases these warning signs to alert people to pay attention before it is too late. So scientists confirm these events in the Bible predicted to unfold globally daily. It is decision time today to choose to believe God’s Word to be saved for an eternal life under Jesus Christ in Israel.
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To 1000 generation the righteous family is blessed because of Covenant with God flowing repeatedly in Christ Jesus Name says Deuteronomy 7:9;5:10; Exodus20:6. God’s love is devoted to family thousand generations because they love and keep God’s law and commandments. God’s Word means its perpetual generations mentioned in Genesis 9:12 as God said the rainbow token sign of the covenant made between God, Noah and people is for the perpetual generations in the Ark after the flood. Almighty God makes covenants with mankind so their future generations are blessed. God’s covenant establishes unlimited benefit to families for past good deeds or sins repented of. God lavishes HIS affection, kind Favour on 1000 generations beyond to infinity to bless families. The righteous in each generation adds to the previous blessing multiplies to next generations. Youngest birth of guiness record book is 5years so the family receives blessing deserved as the rollover inherited in Psalm 37:23-40. God’s Generational Blessing in Bible is Direct Covenant with Abraham to ALL NATIONS on earth says Genesis 12:2-32. Psalm 112:2 generation blessings affects descendants so mighty in their land because generations of the upright are blessed so is seed mighty on earth. There are 79 Bible verses about a generational blessing transcending the family to future descendants. God told King David, his throne will last forever, Jesus will Reign on it from Israel. God’s Covenant never dies because His word is eternal. After Joseph died his brothers and all that generation gathered to their fathers and took their bones to Canaan. Thank God for Generational Blessing is as Word of Hope and Inspiration to the families to stand in agreement with God reminding them of the Goodness of God. Families reap rewards of a generational blessing of the righteous ancestors who obeyed and followed God. Every parent should Ask God to Fulfill HIS PROMISE so their children will be mighty in their land. The generation of the upright will be blessed because in Isaiah 44:3-5 God pours water on the thirsty to satisfy and quench thirst for the Living water Jesus flows from their belly. In Psalms 145:4, one generation will praise God’s works to another to declare HIS MIGHTY acts. In Psalms 100:5 the LORD’s Blessing is a Covenant with condition attached. God is merciful and gracious so forgives sins of the righteous who repent so humble themselves before God. And Activating Generational Blessings means coming into God’s PRESENCE through BLOOD of Jesus in Jesus Name. God promises that generational blessing will last beyond a thousand generations. God rewards all who LOVE HIM and descendants to a thousand generation. God forgives and overlooks sins repented of by sinner or by intercession of others on their behalf for God’s Mercy in Jesus Name.On the other hand, Numbers 14:18 says the LORD is slow to anger abounding in love and mercy but HE does not leave the guilty unpunished; HE punishes the children for sins of parents to third and fourth generation. In Deuteronomy 5:9, Bible says I AM the LORD your God, and a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children to the third and fourth generation. Sufferings in the family can be the consequences of past actions that current generations knows nothing about. But Jeremiah 31:29 says, In those days, it will no longer be said: The fathers have eaten sour grapes and their children’s teeth is set on edge. “In those days people will no longer say, its parent’s eaten sour grapes that set their children’s teeth on edge. To set teeth on edge induces unpleasant sensation that irritates like grinding noise of machines sets teeth on edge. The father’s eaten sour grapes” written in Ezekiel 18:2 is a CHANGE of heart as the LORD tells HIS people the father’s sin like eaten sour grapes does not mean that the children should be punished to have their teeth set on edge too. God’s Goodness extends to descendants in families. Ezekiel 18:2 shows people quote this proverb about land or fights during argument but God says an innocent family cannot inherit enmity from the ancestors. Concerning the land of Israel the father’s eaten sour grapes will not affect children’s teeth no more. Each person’s own teeth is set on edge since their mouth chews the sour grapes. Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 of parent’s eaten sour grapes, and children’s teeth set on edge was a series of legal rulings describing good deeds of the righteous fathers creates blessings for a thousand years so evil deeds will not affect their son’s families anymore. Bible mentions generational blesses in Deuteronomy 28 and curses in several places in Exodus 20:5;34:7, Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9). God warns HE is, a jealous God so, punishes children for sins of the fathers to third and fourth generation of those who hate ME. So God punishes children for the sins of their fathers because the effects of sin are naturally passed down from one generation to another. People at times assume it’s their unique culture different from Bible so it’s their right to practice their “culture.” Not realising it is sin against God punished to their next future generation. Spiritual wickedness in high places displayed as evil power to control and dominated others to subdue them against their will. Operates by lies, secret hidden occult ritual initiation and deception due to perversion abuses.The father’s sinful lifestyle copied by his children who practice the sinful lifestyle automatically follows in footsteps of the examples modelled by their fathers who don’t know any better. The warnings of Exodus 20:5 is children not to repeat sin of the fathers. Why put next generations through exact pain suffered by father’s persistent pattern of ungodly behaviour leading to rebellious children? God only punishes sin to the third and the fourth generation to stop the next generations committing same sins of ancestors. The trend in Church blames sin or problems as generational curses inherited. God’s warning to visit iniquity on generations is a consequence of sins of idolatry. The living history in Judges contain records of God’s divine punishment meted out to those who hate God. The generations who repent are blessed by God. When a nation turns from idols to serve LIVING God a curse is broken, God saves them in Judges 3:9, 15; 1 Samuel 12:10-11. God visits sins upon the third and the fourth generations of HIS stubborn enemies who hate God refusing to submit to HIM but in the next verse HE shows LOVE to thousand generations of those who love ME and keep MY commandments stated in Exodus 20:6. God’s Grace lasts longer a thousand times more than HIS wrath. If worried about generational curse, the answer is salvation through Jesus Christ as Christian and new creation in Christ the Bible 2 Corinthians 5:17 says there is now no more condemnation for you in Christ Jesus. A child of God still needs a deliverance from an inherited initiation or under God’s curse in Romans 8:1 by activating blessings through prayers to cancel all generational curses. Jesus told His disciples some demons require they fast and pray despite repentance of sins in question. Faith in Christ Jesus and the leading of a life consecrated to the Lord God is good to some enough if you do not come from satanic strongholds then inherited generational blessing already covers you in Romans 12:1-2. However, for those initiated into deep cults with human and animal blood sacrifices they need more than prayer of repentance to be set free in Jesus Name. Some cultures practice generational curses by insisting family member pay for sins of ancestors Trokosi, Osu or dedicated to idol for life because of sins of past generation made covenants. To stop fear and abuse those family shrines and their rivergod name unacceptable to God. Christian believer is given CHRISTian name to show under NEW Covenant of Jesus Christ. Forever Translated from kingdom of darkness to GOD’S KINGDOM OF GLORIOUS LIGHT IN JESUS NAME.
Mount Carmel in Israel is like long ridge running from north-west to south-east, approximately 20 miles long. Nazareth, is about 9 miles away from the foothills of the mountain by Galilee. Aerial view of Mount Carmel is west from the east showing a rugged plateau. And an aerial photo of present day Mount Carmel, with the city of Haifa. All true ministry is birthed in prayer.” Are you among the 7,000 who haven’t bowed? All through Bible, the number seven is equated with God’s eternal purpose. The number of 7,000 God quoted to Elijah denotes those who make up HIS remnant. People God sets aside for HIMSELF can be 7000 or 7 million, wholly given to HIM. The characteristics of these remnants are: three defining marks:
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.