Just as the “one like a son of man” came before the Ancient of Days and was offered before Him, so did Jesus Christ of Nazareth enter glory after His suffering. BTW – the verb here is qrb, which in the Temple means to “present an offering.”
“I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of Man came upon the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him before him. And there was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom is one that shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7:13-14 Aramaic).
“Did not Christ have to suffer all these things in order to enter into his glory?” (Luke 24:26 Aramaic).
John 12:32 speaks of when “I AM” is LIFTED UP, He will draw everyone. “And I, when I AM LIFTED UP from the earth, will draw every man to me” (John 12:32 Aramaic). Being LIFTED UP was a term from the ancient royal cult that describes the exaltation and glorification of the king, the servant. “Behold, my servant shall understand, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high” (Isaiah 52:13 Aramaic). This chosen king was exalted and anointed: “The he spoke in visions to his righteous one, and he said, I have given help to a man; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him” (Psalm 89:19-20 Aramaic). This is the one who came with the clouds of heaven in Daniel 7:13.
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) the Great High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek opened up the way into the Holy of Holies to all believers by His Blood: “Having therefore, my brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which he has made new for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh” (Hebrews 10:19-20 Aramaic). Even though it’s the Blood of Jesus Christ which allows access into the Holy of Holies (Ascension in Christ), notice how the sanctuary veil was torn open when Yeshua was LIFTED UP: “And the curtains at the door of the Temple were torn in two, from the top to the bottom” (Mark 15:38 Aramaic).
Thus, those who by grace through faith confess with their mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in their heart that Father God raised Him from the dead will be saved (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9). These are the ones transferred out of the power of darkness into the Kingdom of the beloved Son. “And has delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us to the kingdom of His Beloved Son, by whom we have obtained salvation and forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:12-13 Aramaic).
“And all the people wanted to touch Him, because power proceeded from Him, and He healed them all. And he LIFTED UP His eyes on His disciples and said, Blessed are you poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours” (Luke 6:19-20 Aramaic).
~ Robin Main