Word for the day: “Ancient of Days”

Daniel 7:9 (NKJV) “I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire.

This name of God “Ancient of Days” is used by the Prophet Daniel (see also Daniel 7:13, 22). He had a vision of four world empires that rose to great power and prominence, only to eventually fall and crumble into insignificance. Now I must confess this is some compelling gift the Lord gave Daniel and his vision is relevant to our world powers today. In contrast to the short shelf life of those world powers is One who has always existed and always will folks (You can say Amen right now if you like).

Clearly, Daniel’s use of the imagery of old age to describe God suggests His eternality and existence never having a beginning or will ever have an ending. Unlike humans and worldly affairs, the “Ancient of Days” is not limited by time. Everything around us changes, but our God remains the same today, yesterday and forevermore (Hebrews 13:8).
The only real security we have in this world is to place our trust in the “Ancient of Days”.King of Old, a title used by the psalmist (Psalm 74:12), expresses basically the same idea about our God being the Ancient of Days.

Praise for the Ancient of Days –In his hymn “Immortal, Invisible,” Walter Chalmers Smith expresses exuberant praise for the Lord as the Ancient of Days. “Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes, Most blessed, most glorious, The Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Elder Baker

One Reply to “Word for the day: “Ancient of Days””

  1. AMEN! Thank God we have Gods’ unchanging hand to hold on to. He forever remains the same. Heaven & earth shall pass.

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