DREAM OF THE GREAT (AND TERRIBLE) IMAGE

Nebuchadnezzar had a dream of a great image and the form of it was terrible. Daniel said that he could interupt the dream with the help of God, and proceeded to tell the king what the dream meant. However in Dan.2:28 it says the dream is meant for the latter days, so the following is for the the latter days.

All text taken from the King James Version of the Bible

Dan.2:31-33 - 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 thighs of brass, (33) His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

This description could very well be the image that was made to the beast in Rev.13:14 ...saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,.... you can read the rest for yourself.

Dan.2:34 - 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.

Dan.2:35 - 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, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Explanation

whose brightness [was] excellent - Dan.2:31

Ezek.28:16-18 - By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. (17) Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. (18) Thou has defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thy iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

So we see in the above scriptures that one of the cherubs that covered the throne of God, - who we know as the serpent or Satan, - became corrupted by his own beauty and brightness.

and the form thereof [was] terrible - Dan.2:31

Ezek.28:19 - All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be] any more.

stone (or rock) - Dan.2:34

Ps.18:2 - The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress and my deliver; my God, my strength (rock) in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.

I Cor.10:4 - And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed (went with) them: and that Rock was Christ:

Gen.49:24 - But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God] of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, {The Shepherd, the Rock of Israel} the stone of Israel:)

Is.28:16 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation; he that believeth shall not make haste.

Ps.80:1 - Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest [between] the cherubims, shine forth.

cut without hands

Dan.2:34 - 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.

Dan.2:45 - Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain (kingdom) 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 (after this): and the dream [is] certain and the interpretation thereof sure.

Matt.16:18 - And I (Jesus) say also unto thee, That thou are Peter, and upon this rock I (Jesus) will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

I Cor.3:11 - For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Eph.2:20 - And are build upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone;]

So we now know that, the stone, the rock, the bow, the shepherd and the foundation -- are all pertaining to Jesus.

Because we know that a stone (rock) is Jesus, -- this stone smote (hit) the image upon his feet that were made with iron (dust) and clay and broke the image to pieces.

Dan.2:35 - 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, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

So all the various types of material that make up this terrible image was broken up and became like chaff, and if you have read the Parable of the Kingdom and Sower Scriptural Definitions then you probably already know what happens to chaff, but in case you forgot, see verse below.

Matt.3:12 - Whose fan [is] in his (Jesus) hand, and he (Jesus) will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he (Jesus) will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire, See - Parable of the Kingdom and Sower Scriptural Definitions and Furnace of Fire/Lake of Fire

and the stone (rock) that smote the image became a great mountain (kingdom) and filled the whole earth, so after the image has been destroyed, then the stone (rock/Jesus) became a great mountain (kingdom) and filled the whole earth.

This is the interupetation for the latter days.

The Great Tree
Parable of the Kingdom and Sower Scriptural Definitions
Furnace of Fire/Lake of Fire and Brimstone
Four Horses of Revelation

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