Monday, November 5, 2007

The Kingdom of the Son of Man

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Matthew 8:20)

“But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” — then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” (Matthew 9:6)

For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath. (Matthew 12:8)

For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. (Matthew 18:11)
Jesus often referred to Himself as the “Son of Man” (twenty-seven times in Matthew’s Gospel). This title speaks not only of His humanity, but also of His divinity, messiahship and authority to reign as king. It is that which was referred to by Daniel.
I was watching in the night visions, 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 and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14)
The kingdom of Heaven on Earth is the kingdom of the Son of Man — Jesus Christ.



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The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
Keys to the Kingdom of God
in the Gospel of Matthew

by Jeff Doles

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