NOW – For the ultimate of ultimates!
Scripture seems to hint that the overcomers will “become God” themselves.
Daniel ch. 7:13 – 23. “I gazed into the visions of the night, and I saw coming on the clouds of Heaven, one like a Son of Man (the obvious general conclusion from this is that it refers to Messiah – but read on). He came to the One of Great Age (the normal conclusion here is that it refers to ‘God the Father’ – thus, Messiah approaching the Father – read on!) and was led into His presence. On him (the son of man?) was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship and men of all nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away nor will his empire be destroyed.”
Who is this ‘Son of Man” who will have an eternal sovereignty? Most readers assume that we have here a prophecy of “the Messiah taking the Kingdom Rule which the Father appoints Him.”
But is that truly what the Word says?
No! And when we discover what the implication of this prophetic vision truly is, then we will also understand the Key which YAHU’SHUAH Himself gives us in the above mentioned Scriptures, which seem to point to, and which so many believers interpret as, a duality of the “Father and the Son”, making “2 Gods” – which is totally an unscriptural and pagan concept, gravely insulting and dethroning the One True God!
Let us read directly from the Scriptures what this vision of Daniel entails – to discover who this “one like the Son of Man coming to the Ancient of Days” really refers to.
Dan. 7:15 “Daniel was deeply disturbed and the vision alarmed him. (Daniel is a Jew who believes in One True God only). So I approached one of those who were standing by and asked him to tell me the Truth about all this. And in reply he revealed to me what all these things meant. … Those (like a son of man, coming on the clouds) who are granted sovereignty, are the saints of the Most High and the Kingdom will be theirs for ever, for ever and ever!
In inquiring after the little Horn in the vision, which persecuted these overcoming saints, it is confirmed once more in verse 21,22 that the persecution would continue “… until the coming of the One of Great Age Who gave Judgment in favour of the saints of the Most High, when the time came for the saints to take over the Kingdom.”
A third confirmation follows in verse 27 “And the sovereignty and kingship, and the splendours of all the kingdoms under heaven, will be given to the people of the saints of the Most High. His sovereignty (the one like unto the Son of Man, coming on the clouds) is an eternal sovereignty, and every empire will serve and obey him.”
Accordingly, our main text for this study, Gen. 49:10, becomes a microcosm for this often misinterpreted Prophecy of Dan 7 – as we will suggest in our final conclusion.
No doubt, there are those who will use this information now as a confirmation of their denial of “the Messiah” Whom Scripture refers to also as “coming on the clouds.” To them, if this “One like unto the Son of Man” is not YAHU’SHUAH but the Saints, it will endorse their denial of Messiah, as many of His followers these days are tempted to do.
However, YAHU’SHUAH Himself gives us the answer to this fatal denial, at the same time showing why He seems to acknowledge being subservient to “His Father and His God”. The answer comes clearly from:
Rev. 2:26 “… I will give the authority over the nations which I Myself have been given by My Father, to rule them with an iron scepter … if anyone has ears, let them listen to what the Spirit is saying.” (regarding “the secret of the seven stars He is holding in His Right Hand” and to whom this Message is directed, i.e. His true followers, in the 7 congregations. -1:20).
Again in Rev 3:5 “Those who prove victorious … I shall acknowledge their names in the presence of My Father.” 3:12 “Those who prove victorious, I will make into pillars in the sanctuary of My God … I will inscribe on them the Name of My God … and (it is also) My own New Name as well “
And finally, in Rev. 3:21 “To those who prove victorious, I will allow to share My Throne, just as I was victorious Myself and took My Place with My Father on His Throne. If anyone has ears to hear, let them listen to what the Spirit is saying to the (overcomers).”
Do you realise what the mind shattering implication of this ‘Secret’ is? I say it with great trepidation, fearing what some humans will do in accepting and applying this Revelation:
We shall be like God. We shall become God!
– if we truly prove victorious like He did.
Ps. 82:6 “I (God v.1) have said ‘You are Elohim’ (The title of YHVH) and all of you are ‘sons of God'(the Most High).”
1 John 3:1,2 “Think of the Love that the Father has lavished on us by letting us be called ‘children of God’. And that is what we are! Because the world has refused to acknowledge Him, therefore it does not acknowledge us. My dear people, we are already the Children of God, but what we are to be in the future, has not yet been revealed. All we know is, that when it is revealed, we shall be like Him …”