“I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire,” Daniel7:10.
I cannot imagine what this vision of Daniel’s looked like. It was probably a wonderful and awe inspiring sight. Daniel was looking at the divine throne of God from which judgment will come. This event is also recorded in Revelation 20:11-15.
What a sight! As “the Ancient of days” takes His throne, we are told of His glory. Daniel speaks of the bright, white of his garments. This is a symbol of His purity and holiness. His hair was also white. This stands as a symbol of the great wisdom He possesses.
His throne includes flaming wheels and a river of fire that flowed out from before him. This shows His power and might. He is not there alone. We are also told of a great multitude numbering ten thousand times ten thousands that were present. This is an awesome sight! Yet, the most fearful part of this whole event may be the opening of His book of judgment. James 2:13 speaks of His judgment being without mercy. Judgment is coming. Daniel wants us to see the just side of God so that we will have a healthy respect, a fear of God that drives us to live our lives according to His will.
JUST A THOUGHT
Are you grateful for the gift of grace and mercy that has been extended to us? Are you prepared for His judgment?