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
When Jesus looked across all the mighty men of history who had been born up to that point, He singled out one man as the greatest. That man was John the Baptist. Why did Jesus make this staggering assessment?