Sermon Illustrations

"The Talmud from Babylonian Talmud, tractate Sanhedrin page 96b which is the beginning of the major section in the Talmud that deals with the teachings of the Rabbis about the Messiah. The first section deals with Bar Nafle, the Son of the Clouds, which is a name that is given to the Messiah. This idea is also reflected in the New Testament, especially in the epistle to the Thessalonians, where it says that the Messiah will come in the clouds of heaven. This is taken of course by the New Testament writers and by the Rabbis from the description of the Son of Man coming in the clouds in the book of Daniel." Joseph Shulam