Yesterday evening I was reading about how "The Church" is losing relevance and how it is impossible for it to have both relevance and moral authority simultaneously. The inevitable result is supposedly a decline into total insignificance. (Alas)
Well this morning I was sitting in bed, praising the Lord, and praying in tongues. A vision came to me of a stone on the top of a hill that got loose and rolled down the hill. As it rolled it grew larger and larger. When it got to the bottom of the hill it crushed an image (a statue) that represented all of the kingdoms (governments and cultures) of this world.
Many of you know this vision is written up in Daniel 2, verses 31 through 35, with the interpretation following in verses 36 through 45. (Well, there is no mention of a hill or the stone rolling down the hill. Where did I get that idea? Well, it doesn't matter - the stone was cut without hands, and struck the image.)
Especially take note of verse 44:
And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
This is like Psalm 2:
1 Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
Numbers 14:21 says:
but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord—
And Habakkuk 2:14 says nearly the same thing:
For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea.
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus said:
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Upon Peter? It doesn't matter to me. The end result is total victory for Jesus and His kingdom.
And He shall reign forever and ever. End of story.
So yet again we see the importance of focusing on the Lord God and His truth.
Scripture above is from the New King James Version