The Son of Man

Matthew 26:64—“Jesus said to him, You have said rightly. Nevertheless I say to you, From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Note 1 on Son of Man says: “The high priest asked the Lord if He was the Son of God, but He answered with ‘the Son of Man.’ In His temptation He had answered the devil in the same way (4:4 and note 2). The Lord was the Son of Man on the earth before His crucifixion, has been the Son of Man in the heavens at the right hand of God since His resurrection (Acts 7:56), and will be the Son of Man even at His coming back on the clouds. To accomplish God’s purpose and to establish the kingdom of the heavens, the Lord had to be a man. Without man, God’s purpose could not be carried out on earth, nor could the kingdom of the heavens be constituted on earth.”

Cross-reference “b” on Son of Man directs us to two related verses:

Daniel 7:13—“I watched in the night visions, and there with the clouds of heaven one like a Son of Man was coming; and He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.”

Acts 7:56—“And he said, Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

 

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