Daniel: Courage and Conviction – Tom Fisk – Daniel 7:9-18

“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into His presence.” (Daniel 7:13)

Daniel’s first vision frightened him and has the capacity to frighten us. Despite this, however, it is full of good news and an important message for us.

1. We see a vision of a Heavenly court room. This is a court room that is still in session and has the same God, who still requires and hands down justice. God is merciful but this is a reminder that God is also just.

2. Because of this, we need to inject some urgency into our proclamation of the Good News. We want people to be saved and knowing that God is also judge should encourage us to ensure more of the world avoids that judgement.

3. We have good news and He is coming on the clouds. Jesus has all authority and has taken the ultimate judgement for us. We simply have to follow Him. This is the good news we need to share.

God is a merciful judge but He requires justice. Jesus has provided that, let’s go tell others that that the price is paid, if only they follow Him.