Anglican Morning Devotion for 24 June 2021Anno Domini
A Ministry of the Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide
“Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. 32This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 33His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. 34Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” (Daniel 2:31-35; all scripture quoted is from the King James Version)
The dream of King Nebuchadnezzar cited in the above text is one of the most sweeping prophecies of Scripture. It relates the growing power of world kingdoms until the Lord Jesus Christ destroys these attempts at world dominion just as He destroyed the first attempt at the Tower of Babel.
It has long been the dream of dark conspiratorial powers to establish a global government comprised of a servant class and headed by an elitist few. But as long as even one government remains whose principles of liberty are based on divine right rather than government grant, these dark powers are threatened with failure. Every effort has been undertaken by these political and social manipulators to undermine the social and political contract of the western powers and developed Asian nations for the purpose of supplanting those economies with socialist dictatorships. There can be no room in a totalitarian world system for a middle class. All classes, except the elitist rulers, must be reduced to serfdom and penury. The Master Mind of this grand scheme is Satan.
The last bastion of a free society based on God-given rights is America. Sadly, it also is falling under the influence of indoctrinating educators, compromising and worldly religious leaders, a gradually crumbling economy that benefits all except the native citizen, and a military that seems complicit with the grand scheme of globalism.
Can this global model finally succeed? I do not believe God will allow such a system to completely succeed. The Tower at Babel was underway for quite a time before God intervened and canceled their efforts. In the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, God revealed His will and utter disdain of such a system.
Daniel interpreted the dream of the King. The succeeding empires of the world of growing size were illustrated by the great image in the dream: “This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay…” Each level of the image represents a succession of world empires. The last, empire was strong as iron, yet it became divided in the feet and mixed with clay. But God will intercede prior to the final establishment of the global government. “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35Then 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, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” What is this “Stone cut out without hands? I believe it is the Kingdom of Heaven established by Christ. He is the great Rock and Stone cut out without hands.
Though we witness the evil taking place in our midst, and must oppose it even, if necessary to the shedding of blood, the victory belongs to Christ. Trust in the Lord and fear not when you see the emerging signs of this end time taking place – redemption is near! “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.” 2 Thess 1:7-10 (KJV)