This Shabbat we read Daniel 7–although it wasn’t part of the regular Parashat we enjoyed it very much. A sister recommended reading it again. We are not hard-lined on having to do the parsha each week back rather just enjoy Yahweh’s Word and applying to our Living whenever possible. So this weeks reading one verse really stood out to me…

” But when the court goes into session, he will be stripped of his rulership, which will be consumed and completely destroyed. Then the kingdom, the rulership and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High. Their kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will serve and obey them.’”

Daniel 7:26-27

When I read this passage immediately I felt a leap of joy in that “the court” is His most beloved and trusted people. Those who truly know His heart and live by the teachings and rulings of His heart. So my first inclination is that Yahweh puts His most trusted in position to judge and hand down punishment to the big usurper, the evil one! So it seems to me that this passage runs parallel to how the Pharisees and Sadducees wrongly judged Yeshua, trying to find fault in Him. However, in Yahweh’s righteousness we will put whatever future imagery of the antichrist to shame and defeat it! After such times “the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High”. I feel like this putting away of the enemy opens the gates where all of Yahweh’s people can now flood into the Kingdom. In my perception of this passage true believers have a very real part in disposing the enemy. But just as in any court they must be qualified to carry out this righteousness. The people cry out, the Father hears and justice is served. The result of that serving is that more are now allowed entry to the Kingdom. The word says “all rulers will serve and obey them”.