“Then I saw a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was someone like the Son of Man. He had a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Then another angel came from the Temple and shouted to the one sitting on the cloud, “Swing the sickle, for the time of harvest has come; the crop on earth is ripe.” So the one sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the whole earth was harvested.” Revelation 14:14-16
The description of Jesus Christ as one like the Son of Man also derives from Daniel, “As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a Son of Man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence.” (Daniel 7:13) “Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:7-8) This scripture is the last time scripture refers to Him in this title. When Jesus Christ came to earth He did not even have a place to lay His head. “But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20) This verse pictures Him as the triumphant conqueror. “And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:30) Jesus will come to claim the victory over Satan.
The first three angels proclaimed that judgment is coming. The fourth brings the command to execute the judgment. This angel comes out of the heavenly temple before the throne of God. In a loud voice conveying the authority delegated to him from God. He delivers the message from God the Father to the Son of Man that it is time for Him to move in judgment. God’s anger has reached its limit, and His wrath is poured out. This is one of the most tragic and sobering statements in all scripture. Without fanfare, it announces the executing of divine judgment.