The Beauty of the Divine Man

In Isaiah we find an outrageous statement about Jesus: 2 …he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. (Isaiah 53:2 ESV) Isaiah predicted Jesus would not have any natural beauty. Because Isaiah’s words are familiar we can easily

The Gospels Rise and Fall on Daniel

Note this in an excerpt from Son of Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7. When we carefully read the gospels and consider how Jesus taught in the gospels, it leads us to an incredible conclusion: the gospels as they are written rise and fall on Daniel 7.Daniel 7 was not the

The Relationship Between Daniel and Joseph

What does Daniel have to do with Joseph? Both men are prototypes of a key end-time figure. They are incredibly similar and yet have a key difference. That difference gives us tremendous insight into the end times.

An Incomplete Gospel

Note: this is an excerpt from the book It Must Be Finished. The return of Jesus is part of the gospel. If we only speak about Jesus’ first coming and never mention His second coming, our gospel message is incomplete. This does not mean, every time the gospel is preached, we must

Something Far Greater Is Coming

Note: this is an excerpt from the book It Must Be Finished. In any good story, the great climax comes near the end. The story of redemption is the same.We need to recover a sense of anticipation, expectation, and awe at the way the story of redemption ends because this the

The Divine Son of Man in the New Testament

This is an excerpt from the book Son of Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7. Daniel used the phrase “Most High” to identify the Son of Man as YHWH. Gabriel’s appearance to announce Jesus’ birth immediately connected Jesus to Daniel’s prophecies because Gabriel only appeared in Scripture to give Daniel

God’s Discipline is a Sign of His Commitment

God’s judgments preserve His unique purposes for Israel. They are not a sign of His rejection of Israel, but a sign of His unique relationship to her. God disciplines Israel so she will ultimately become the saved nation He has destined her to be. When God delays judgment, sin and

God Disciplines His Children

God’s discipline may seem severe, but it is ultimately a display of His righteousness for our good.In His discipline, God displays His glory, the seriousness of sin, His tender concern for us, and His commitment to mature us. God’s discipline is so perfect His own Son was matured by it:

God’s Loving Discipline of Israel

We are usually uncomfortable with God’s judgments because we lack a revelation of the greatness of God and His name. When we esteem a person, we are naturally enraged when their name is maligned. The greater revelation we have of the greatness of God, the greater agreement we will have