Coming to the Ancient of Days

(Daniel 7:13-14; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Revelation 11:15-17)

Daniel had two visions of the Lord’s Day. Both were repeated in Revelation 1.

In the first vision, he saw the Son of Man coming to the Ancient of Days, the everlasting God. Daniel said that he was seeing visions in the night:

“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….
His kingdom shall never be destroyed.”1Dan 7:13-14

Here, Daniel describes the Lord’s Day as the day when Christ hands over the kingdom to God. This is the same scene that we find in Revelation 1: “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even of those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him.”2Rev 1:7

The meaning of Daniel’s vision was explained by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:24, who wrote, “Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God, the Father.”

In Revelation 11:15–17, John again explained the Lord’s Day as the Day when Christ hands over the kingdom to God, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ. We give you thanks, O Lord, God, the Almighty, who were and who are, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.”

Here, God was called “God Almighty.” God had not been called “God Almighty” since Christ told Moses that He had only appeared to men as “God Almighty.”

The expression “God Almighty” is used six times in the Old Testament, and six times in the Book of Revelation.

On the Lord’s Day, the Almighty God will take back His power, and He will begin to reign again.