Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
To the community for whom this passage was written, it seemed as though the oppression they were experiencing would never end. Daniel's message is: It shall end. The Ancient One, who is judge, will call all nations to account and will give dominion to "one like a human being," the Messiah.
The book of Revelation begins by celebrating the Almighty God, who spans all of time. Similarly, Jesus is celebrated as the first-born from the dead who rules over the world's rulers. He is the one whose return we eagerly await.
In John's gospel, the story of Jesus and Pilate presents two different ways of exercising power: through force or with love.