|Daniel 2:31-35 |
31 You, O king, saw, and beheld a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before you; and the form of it was terrible.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 You saw until that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.1 [Christ is that mountain, and he fills the whole earth plus the heavens.]
1 The stone that smote the other kingdoms is Christ; and the other kingdoms are all chaff. The stone, Christ, eventually fills the whole earth. From George Fox's Doctrines:
Now, the covering cast over all people, and the veil cast over all nations, the Lord is destroying, and the earth shall be full of his knowledge, and not only full, but covered with the knowledge of the Lord, as the water covers the sea, the prophecy of Isaiah 40:4 comes to be fulfilled, and the preaching of [John the Baptist, son of] Zacharias in Luke 3:5, ‘every valley shall be filled, [mark, every valley,] and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, (mark, every mountain) and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough shall be made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’
And does not Daniel say, ‘this stone, cut out of the mountain without hands, smote the image of gold, silver, brass, iron, and clay, and broke them all to pieces, that they became like the chaff of the threshing-floor, and the wind blew them away, that there was no place found for them?’ And this precious and elect stone, Christ Jesus, that smote this image, became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth; so this stone was without the handiwork of man, and breaks the image to pieces, that the wind drives them away, so that there is no place found for them in the earth; and this glorious stone fills the whole earth.
Now, if the earth is filled with this stone, there is nothing wanting; for God's promise was, that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent's head,’ who is the god of the world, that lies in wickedness; and all is concluded under sin; and all sin is of the devil; for he sinned from the beginning: ‘For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy [in us] the works [sin] of the devil.’ 1 John 3:8.