“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.
Then 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 the one
Which shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14
I have sang songs about Ancient of Days, but honestly never knew what it really meant. I looked up what ancient of days was and it is a reference to God.
The other thing that sticks out to me is all peoples, nations, and languages. It seems so repetitive. All people would include all nations. And all nations would include all languages. It crossed my mind that the people this was originally written for may not have saw all nations as “people.” They may have seen some as “lesser than.” This was another foreshadow of God inviting Gentiles into His family.
It is hard to think about everlasting. Eternity. Everything seems so finite in our world because of time. It is hard to understand how God can exist outside of time. He created a finite world for His creation. One day though, a time will come regardless of how we see others where ever knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus is the one who will have dominion.
Prayer – Lord, thank You that Your rule is everlasting and that it is for everyone. You have all power and dominion given by God. Help me to serve You well.