1. I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days sat: his garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like clean wool: his throne like flames of fire: #StMichael #Michaelmas #Bible #God #religion #wednesdaythought #UK Image
2. the wheels of it like a burning fire. A swift stream of fire issued forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered to him, and ten
3. thousand times a hundred thousand stood before him: the judgment sat, and the books were opened. I beheld therefore in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the Ancient of days: and they presented #Jesus
4. him before him. And he gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all the peoples, tribes and tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:9-10.13-14, Douay Rheims Bible)

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