December 18, 2018

CHRIST the ANCIENT of DAYS: To understand this remarkable title, we need to compare two descriptions: Daniel 7:9-10 and Revelation 1:13-16. Daniel describes “the Ancient of Days” (which could be translated the Venerable One) whose “garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool.” John describes “the Son of Man” as “clothed with a garment down to the feet…His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow.” Daniel writes: “His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him,” while John says, “His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace.” But wait! In Daniel 7 comes “One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days…” (v 13). Clearly in this passage the Son is coming before the Father. But when the Son appears in Revelation 1, He is also likened to the Ancient of Days! Why? Like Father, like Son—both are “from everlasting” (see Isa 63:16; Micah 5:2).