Picture this:

A great human image with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, abdomen and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet partly of iron and partly of clay.

Do you see it?

It seems easy enough to interpret: four sections of the image, each corresponding to four empires which in the sight of God are the totality of all human government from Genesis chapter 10 until the end of the age. This very concise and in some ways rather simple picture is actually the controlling vision in the book of Daniel. This thought was mind-boggling to me. Maybe because (as you will see in my next post) the complexity of some of the other visions and prophecies in the Bible are so complex and multifaceted that they seem that much more…I don’t want to say valuable, but you get my drift. But why is this vision the controlling vision?

This is the controlling vision in the book of Daniel because this vision reveals the destiny of human government and reveals what will happen in the last days. If we receive this vision, if we really see it, we will be clear as to where we are at right now and we will realize that the time is short. If we see this vision we will be infused with the desire to respond to the Lord’s words at the end of Revelation: “Amen, come Lord Jesus!”

So, what is the destiny of the great human image (human government) unveiled to us in this vision? Its destiny is to be crushed by the stone cut out without hands. This stone, the overcoming Christ with His overcoming bridal army comes to crush the image at its toes following which the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold are crushed all at once and become like chaff from the summer threshing floors. But you want to know something, that’s not the end, that corporate smiting stone becomes a great mountain and fills the whole earth. Key word: FILLS.

This is what will happen, Christ will fill the whole earth; His kingdom will come and will fill the whole earth forever.

This all begins today. Today. That is all we have, so we must take advantage of every “today” the Lord gives us to open to the Lord so that He would come and make His home in our hearts to fill us. The Lord desires to fill the whole earth, but He must start with filling us. So, today, take the time to be infused, to be saturated, to be permeated, to be filled! This happens through our loving the Lord with our first and best love, and our loving His appearing. If we are those loving His appearing we will remain faithful to the end.

Faithful. The outstanding characteristic of an overcomer: faithfulness.

If we see this controlling vision, if within us there is the proper response to this vision, we will be welcomed by the Lord with these words:

Well done, good and faithful slave.”

Amen, Lord fill us. Amen, Lord make us faithful. Amen, come Lord Jesus!

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