The Non-Preterist Historicalism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards

"The prophet [Daniel] adds, ‘power was given to Him’…. We will not say it was bestowed with relation to His being [or essence] — of being called God. It was given to Him as Mediator — as God manifest in flesh, and with respect to His human nature…. For this reason, therefore, 'all power, honour and kingdom' was given to Christ" — so "'that all nations, people and tongues should serve Him'…. The events which the prophet here narrates, are not yet complete….

"This vision suits very well with many assertions of Christ — where He bears witness to the power given Him by the Father. Matthew 28:18…. He does not here [in Daniel 7:14] speak of the last judgment — but is only teaching us the object of His ascension to heaven…. When the prophet says Christ's dominion is eternal, he doubtless signifies the constant endurance of His Monarchy — even to the end of the world….