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Son of Man Must Suffer

. . . began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected (Mark 8:31).

While I was watching, thrones were set up,
and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His attire was white like snow; the hair of his head was like lamb’s wool.
His throne was ablaze with fire and its wheels were all aflame (Daniel 7:9).

And with the clouds of the sky
one like a son of man was approaching.
He went up to the Ancient of Days
and was escorted before him.
To him was given ruling authority, honor, and sovereignty.
All peoples, nations, and language groups were serving him.
His authority is eternal and will not pass away.
His kingdom will not be destroyed (Daniel 7:13-14).

EXCERPT: Yeshua in Context, chapter 6, “The Messianic Secret.”

He proceeded to mix up categories in their minds, to challenge their certainty and expand their thinking. The Son of Man, Yeshua said, referring to the figure of heavenly authority to whom the kingdom is given in Daniel 7, will suffer many things.

Peter was overcome. Who knows what he was thinking as he took on his master and teacher? Mark says Peter rebuked him. The student was ready to tell the teacher how it is. The Son of Man does not suffer. He rules. It was time to put this talk of suffering away and get on with the mission they were most eager to see.

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