9 As I looked, thrones were placed and one that was ancient of days took his seat; his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure; his throne was fiery flames, its wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued and came forth from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.
13 I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.
14 And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
47 Jesus saw Nathana-el coming to him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”48 Nathana-el said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
49 Nathana-el answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.”51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
DANIEL THE PROPHET envision the manifestation of Yahweh, referred to as “The One of Ancient Days,” who is joined by the Son of man, Jesus the Messiah who was sent and given power to rule over all the people of the earth and reconcile with those who longed to meet and serve Him from every nation.
To put it another way, Daniel foretell the first coming of God incarnate; Christ, who was sent to deliver the people of God from the enemy Satan, who ruled over them.
St JOHN THE APOSTLE record our Lords first encounter with a recruit of Philip, Nathana-el who was pessimistic that the Messiah has come nevermind His credentials! To the astonishment of Nathaniel, Christ at first glance recognized that he is an upright man who was neither underhanded nor duplicit; if anything, he was looking forward rather than being afriad to meet the Messiah, unlike his foreparents Adam and Eve who went in hiding covering up their sins with figleaves! Gen 3:1-7
The message is clear, heaven shall not open for us when we continue to hide our sins, operating under cover of darkness hoping that by our cunningness we shall sneak into heaven! To believe that Christ is the Messiah is to submit to Him and leave behind sinful disordered behaviors and lifestyles that are at odds with the Good News. Our failure to do what is good and virtuous essentially establish that we do not know who Christ truly is. If the truth be told, we must stop playing mind games, because Christ knows all about us, wherefore we stand to go to hell unless we bow down to Him and repent of our sins!
LET US PRAY:Psalms 138:1-5
1 A Psalm of David.
I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing thy praise;2 I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word.
3 On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase.4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, for they have heard the words of thy mouth;5 and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days
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