With all the bad things going on in our world today, we must continue to concentrate on passages such as this one:
Luke 22: 67. And they said to him, “If you are the Mashiyach, tell us!” He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe me. 68. And if I ask you, you will not give me an answer, nor will you release me. 69. From now on, the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of the power of Elohim. 70. And all of them said, “Are you therefore the Son of Elohim? Y’shua said to them, You say, that I am![#] 71. They said, “Why are witnesses needed anymore by us, for we have heard it from his mouth?” (AENT)
The Apostle Paul explains this in 1 Corinthians 15:24 when he teaches; “And then will be the completion (of this phase), when he will have delivered up the Kingdom to Elohim the Father; when every prince, and every sovereign, and all powers will have come to nothing.”
This distinction is critically important not only to understand the nature of Mashiyach but to understand our place in the Kingdom of Heaven through haMashiyach. What Y’shua is teaching is perfectly consistent with how Mashiyach is revealed in Tanakh, one example of many is elucidated by the prophet Daniel who wrote:
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven one like unto a son of man, and he came even to the Ancient of days, and he was brought near before Him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13-14 JPS 1917)
This revelation of the Ancient of days is also confirmed in Micah 5; “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from ancient days.” (Micah 5:2 JPS 1917)
As well-meaning and sincere as any great person or famous rabbi might be, there isn’t a human on earth who could ever qualify as coming from the clouds of heaven, from the Ancient of days - but of course this will be the claim of the anti-Christ who will make a move for dominion over the kingdoms of this world, just before Y’shua returns.