While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.
The very important thing we need to take note of in this passage is the action of striking. How can "a rock cut out" strike iron? Is it possible to strike iron with a cut-out rock? Think for a moment! In the natural sense, this looks impossible. Even if a cut-out rock were to strike iron, what would be the outcome of the rock? What does this "cut-out rock" represent? The cut-out rock is the Son of God who took the form of flesh to become the Son of Man. How did this happen? By the power of God's Spirit and not by human hands. It had nothing to do with "human hands". Today, we boast about "human hands" in everything. We realize here that "human hands" has great limitations. But, what about the statue? We all know that every statue is the work of "human hands". So, what do we see here? We see God's Spirit against "human hands",right? Wrong!. It is not God's Spirit against "human hands". It is much more than that? What does the statue represent here? Let's find out together....
Why was this dream given to Nebuchadnezzar who was a pagan king of Babylon? When we refer him to a pagan, we are saying he has no knowledge whatsoever of the living God. He was an idol worshipper himself, we see this in the latter chapters? How was Nebuchadnezzar involved in this?
He ran a succesful empire at his time. His rule stretched far and wide. He began to think he was somebody great. He was not. How do we know this? We read about this in the latter part of the book of Daniel. He was given a dream about things to come. The "statue" in this passage represented a rulership. This rulership is yet to come.So, what is being discussed here? It is addressing the maturing of a kind of riulership on Earth. The statue was a huge one and so was the rulership it represented. The very reason the cut-out rock was not the work of "human hands" tells us that the statue here is more than human rulership. It is the rulership of the Devil on Earth.
The gold, the silver, the bronze, iron and clay represented the maturing or what this rulership will be made up of in the end. The dream to Nebuchadnezzar was about the maturing rulership of the Devil in the last days. Now do you see why the rock was not cut out by "human hands" The "cut-out rock" represented Jesus Christ our Lord, who is the Son of God. That would mean, He was "cut out" from the Father in heaven and revealed to us by the power of God's Spirit on Earth. He was part of the heavenly Father who is represented by "the mountain" here. Later this "mountain" will eventually fill the Earth but it has to be through this "cut-out rock". How will this cut-out rock "fill the whole Earth"? It will become "a huge mountain" first.
What does this "mountain" represent? This "mountain" represents the rule of Christ our Lord which grows into a "mountain". How does His rule grow on Earth? Through Christformation in you and me who believe, love and obey Him till the end. It is talking about the full maturity (growth) of Christformation here. When we are filled with God's Spirit on Earth, we will be filled with Christ's divine nature eventually, only if we continue to love and obey Him till the end. When we are filled with Christ, we are also filled with the Father at the same time. The whole divine nature of Christ is the whole divine nature of the Father that was cut out from God initially. This whole divine nature of God is to be formed in us. That was God's plan from the beginning. It will be carried through His Son who is the "cut-out rock" of Himself. How will this be done? By the power of God's Spirit in us!
Now, the "cut-out rock" in this passage was against the the evil rule of the Devil on Earth. That would mean, the divine nature of Christ was against the sinful nature of the Devil in man. The divine nature of Christ will replace the sinful nature of man on Earth, eventually. Evil was already at it's height even during Nebuchadnezzar's time. This message interpreted by Daniel through God's revelation to him was specifically heralding the coming of God's Son to this Earth for this purpose alone. What was the purpose there? Full Christformation in you and me who believe, love and obey Him till the end. But, the sinful nature of the Devil in man had to be struck first. The maturing of the kingdom of darkness in this dream predicted that this kingdom will not be able to stand forever. It will be crushed from head to toe. From "gold to clay" , every part of this evil rule will be crushed by the Lord Jesus Christ in the end. The Kingdom of Light is against the kingdom of darkness. You guess now, who wins this fight in the end! But, take note here again, the part of the statue that the "cut-out rock" struck was the "feet". The "feet" was weak because it was made out of a mixture of "iron and clay". A mixture of the world (man, who is clay) and iron (supposedly a strong metal). This is pretence of godliness mixed with worldliness. This will finally be struck by the Lord Jesus Christ and this will bring about the end of the kingdom of darkness on Earth. We have moved into these times now. Christformation nation against every abomination found on His Earth!
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever." And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth." Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm