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Heaven White Cloud
(Revelation 14.14)
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"I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand." (Revelation 14.14)

Victorious Figure

Son of Man in the CloudsThe final vision of Revelation chapter fourteen was one of judgment depicted in very familiar scenes in Jewish thought. The vision began with the image of a victorious figure like "a son of man" coming on the heaven white cloud.

Daniel's Vision

Jesus in CloudsThis experience of John of Patmos was a reflection of Daniel's vision in Daniel 7.13-14, "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. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." Here the phrase "a son of man," came from the Aramaic phrase "bar enash" which meant "human being." The term "son of man" was the humble title chosen by Jesus himself during his earthly life.

One With Christ

Son of Man the Earth and MoonDr William Barclay the leading commentator on the Book of Revelation suggested that the John of Patmos was in effect saying, "When you leave this earth, all that you can take with you is yourself. If you come to the end of this life still one with Christ, you will take with you a character tried and tested like gold, which has something of his reflection in it, and if you take with you to the world beyond a character like that, blessed are you."

God Remembers

Icon of JesusGod will remember our love, kindness, and faithfulness, and those who accept Christ through "our witness will join us in Heaven." These are the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.✞

"Heaven White Cloud"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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