Daniel 3: 31 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.
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 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.
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 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.
I know it will sound crazy to everyone….but God showed me something in this:
That image is Jesus.
He was in the image of sinful man… Romans 8.
See, he was partly strong and partly broken. filled with the Holy Ghost and yet still human.
Inside him was the gold, silver and yet also clay.
The stone that was cut out of the mountain, of humanity, without hands, smote this image and became a glorious kingdom that filled the world.
That is the RESURRECTED CHRIST.
That inner anointing of God, His Holy Spirit, smote that outer image and did away with it. glory.
He then became king over this earth. Yet he has not taken that throne now.
He is still conquering; still on the throne of God in heaven.
Jesus was also of the law and yet grace. brass, iron, (law) and clay (human)
see that Neb. made the same mistake most folks make…. he took it to the flesh…worshiped and served the creature (man) more than the creator (God). So the man had to be changed. Do not worship the man; worship the Christ.
Daniel showed him a type. SAID THIS IS YOU. so the king made the mistake of thinking it was himself, and set up a man-made image to be worshiped. sound familiar? yep, some say, I am god. even I am the only god you will ever see. such deception. But see, Daniel knew this was not the answer. It was the Christ in the man.
people today still worship that iMAGE. branham; pastor; self; others. it trips them up.
smiting the image is the crucifixion of Jesus.
isn’t this Jesus?… 37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
isn’t this Jesus?… 38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
isn’t this what Jesus is going to do?… 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
this is showing that the natural man had to be done away with so the Christ can take control or rule: 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay
this is showing the changing from the natural to the spiritual: 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
chapter 3 shows the setting up of the image of man, or the lifting up of flesh and the setting up of different denominations. out of this came persecutions of all who would not bow to this image of man. It is crystal clear.
4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace…… this shows the forced worshiped of man’s denomination, obey us or be killed. dark ages.
this shows the victory and setting up of the kingdom of Christ as the resurrection occurs: 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.
chapter 4… this shows at first, the book of Acts glorious move of God,,, then the cutting off the branches of that tree…. killing the apostles and early Christians…then setting up the beast church of seven churches in Rev: 10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:
12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
14 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:
15 Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
16 Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
This shows the restoration of that early Church and its glory, the second witness: 34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
chapter 5 shows the carnal condition of the seven churches in Rev. it shows they turned from God to idols. drunkedness and partying. till the judgment of God strikes it.
this is the day of Pentecost: Daniel 6 King James Version (KJV)
6 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
the rest of this chapter shows them conspiring against Jesus to have him killed. It shows the crucifixion. and of course resurrection.
By: Jo Smith July 5, 2021