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Daniel's Dream


Isa 53:12 . . Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil.

Dan 7:13-14 . . As I looked on, in the night vision, one like a human being came with the clouds of heaven; he reached the Ancient of Days and was presented to Him. Dominion, glory, and kingship were given to him; all peoples and nations of every language must serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship, one that shall not be destroyed.

The "one like a human being" doesn't receive his dominion at birth, but according to Daniel, receives it at a later date; apparently after he's all grown up. And he doesn't receive it while down here on the ground, au contraire, he receives it up in the celestial sphere during a coronation in the presence of the Ancient of Days.

The one like a human being doesn't present himself to the Ancient of Days, but "was presented" suggesting he has an appointment; and is escorted to an interview with the Ancient of Days by courtiers.

The nature and location of the coronation, makes it obvious that the one like a human being has to leave the planet sometime during adulthood in order to keep his appointment with the Ancient of Days to receive the dominion. And that, I believe, is primarily why Jesus of Nazareth couldn't stay here. It was essential that he leave and take care of business— but will return, at an undisclosed date (Luke 17:20, Acts 1:6-7), with the scepter, and take over everything just like Daniel predicted; "all peoples and nations of every language must serve him."

I believe Daniel's dream predicted Jesus of Nazareth. And some of Jesus' parables in the New Testament do indeed focus upon his absence and eventual return; e.g. Matt 25:1-3, Matt 25:14-30, Mk 13:33-37, Luke 12:35-40, and Luke 12:42-48.

The Winepress                   

Question: What did Jesus mean by "casting fire" in Luke 12:49?

Luke 12:49 . . I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!

That verse summates the parables of Luke 12:35-48; viz: Jesus' returning some day to seriously kick some butt.

Acts 10:42 . . God commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that Jesus is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.

Acts 17:30-31 . . God commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.

Jesus' church wasn't predicted in the Old Testament. The prophets could see his suffering, and they could see his coronation and promotion to divinity, but they couldn't see the delay in between. In fact, the delay in re-establishing David's kingdom has been the #1 objection preventing modern Jews from accepting the New Testament's Jesus as their Messiah.

The *delay is often called the church age. When the fullness of the Gentiles is brought into Jesus' church, then will shift into gear Revelation's tremendous world-wide upheavals that culminate in bringing the Jews back to their homeland with Jesus as their king (Luke 21:24, Rom 11:25-27).

Isa 63:1-6 . .Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

Jesus is going to tread the winepress of the wrath of God alone— neither his church, nor his Jewish countrymen, nor any other human being takes part in it with him. And it is neither vinegar nor wine that comes out of the press: it's the blood of God's enemies. The winepress (Rev 19:11-15) is future, and yet to occur.

Matt 13:47-50 . . Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 21:25-28 . . And there will be strange events in the skies— signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world; for the stability of the very heavens will be broken up. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Rev 1:7 . . Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Rev 22:12 . . Lo! I am coming suddenly; and my reward is with me, to repay all according to their deeds.

 


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