Friday, February 15, 2013

Iron and Clay


Rev.2:26,27.....The "Iron scepter" is for discipline, and is in reference to the iron in the feet of Daniel's image. That Iron is made of "Gentiles", just as the other "metal" parts of Daniels image are. These Gentiles are used by God, to discipline His wayward people. God's peoples of the past always recognized these Gentile powers as foreign, and they always recognized the discipline that come through these. But in the end, the last power is "different" ...and all this changes (Dan.7:23).
The last dominion over God's chosen people, becomes a dual power which contains a new element. It is no longer purely metallic. We are told that the last dominion contains "clay"/"mankind". We are told that this last power contains what becomes as "baked clay".
The "pottery" of Rev.2:27 is the clay from that same image, which is no longer malleable. (Dan.2:33). Do you understand these things, and this authority that Christ and his conquerors have been given through their witnessing? (Rev.2:27; Dan.2:34,35; 2Cor.10:4,5,6) They are not literally smashing people's bodies with iron rods, nor really killing them in any way, other than causing the judgment of God's Word to be passed upon their "stone" hearts and faces (Jer.23:29 B; Eze.36:26; Jer.5:3) (John12:48; Rev.19:13; John3:19).
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When this judgment is passed on Daniel's image, this is not when Satan's entire "world" is judged (John16:11; 12:31). That judgment began in the first century (Luke10:18), and was by means of preaching Truth (Luke10:1,3,16,17,19); not by literal instruments of execution. When the manifestation of Christ's presence arrives; the lightening which caused Satan's fall, will shine from out of the east (Rev.16:12; 12:10,11) all the way to the other extremity (Matt.24:31,27).
By means of this light, the wheat will be gathered into the storehouse, and the weeds will be "bundled"/sorted, for burning by fire (Matt.13:30).
When Daniel's image falls, and when Rev.2:27 is fulfilled, it is the judgment of all those who have ruled over God's people....the specific nations which have dominated them.
In the time of the end, those who dominate those in covenant with God are the "feet" of iron and clay. THESE are the ones "smashed". The result is that all power Satan has used to dominate God's people will be permanently and totally removed forever.
This has nothing to do with the judgment of all the world, including all the powers and dominions within it, that have NEVER had anything to do with God's people. That world was judged in Eden, and is already enslaved to death and is intrinsically temporary (Rom.5:12; 8:20,22).

The Image in Daniel is the antithesis of the Body of Christ, with Christ as head of that body (Col.1:18; 1Cor.12:20; Rom.12:5).
Satan is head of Daniel's Image (Dan.2:37,38). Satan is symbolized prophetically by both Nebuchadnezzar and Pharaoh of Egypt. The powers within Daniel's image, are specific powers that Satan has used to dominate those in Covenant with Jehovah God. God allowed this during times when His people were rebelling against Him in defiant disobedience.

The feet of the image shows that the reign over the anointed in the time of the end, is dual.
Not only is the metallic element still there (as it was in the previous powers- All "Gentiles"-not God's people) (Gentiles-Iron); for the first time, the statue contains "clay" of the earth..."the offspring of MANKIND". (Dan.2:41,42,43)
This clay represents those who belong to the "Potter" (Isa.29:16; 45:9; Jer.18:6; Rom.9:21), and they should be molded by Him alone. But instead, they mold themselves to the Iron (Gentiles) by conforming themselves to the iron, allowing the iron to mold them, rather than God.

Unknowingly, these "clay" actually conform to Satan's will, becoming a part of Satan's dominion over God's people (Rev.9:1; 17:12). In a short time, that clay hardens to this form (as baked clay), and is no longer useful to it's original owner. It is now suited only for destruction as a extension of Satan's "body".

This has come to pass, in that the anointed today are dominated within the Organization, not only by spiritual "Gentiles" alone; but by their own brothers who have joined in with the Gentiles to dominate their brothers in Christ....the wicked steward with "confirmed drunkards" from outside the master's household (Matt.24:45,48,49,50,51).
When Christ, through the final capstone, "smashes" the feet of the image of Daniel (Dan.2:34,45; Heb.11:10; Eze.3:8,9; Isa.50:7; 45:17; 49:8; 54:4; Micah.1:2); it is not smashing all of Satan's world, but only the Image Satan has used to dominate God's people, which is NOT Satan's entire world-wide dominion.
It is well known that the Image of Daniel does not contain all the political identities which have ever existed in Satan's world; But only ones which have dominated God's chosen people.

The book of Revelation is written in symbolism, the depth of which can only be interpreted by means of scripture and spirit (Rev.2:26,27; Gen.40:8; 2Pet.1:21; John16:13; 14:17).

The "authority" Jesus received while on earth from His father, was not to judge the world, but to have God's people judged their own reaction to the Truth Jesus spoke (John12:47,48; 9:39). The truth Jesus taught, came from the Father (John7:16; 5:30; 12:49). It is that touchstone of Truth which Jesus uses when he does judge (John5:22). This is the same authority (through the Truth of Jesus Christ); which he shares with those who conquer (Rev.2:26,27; Luke10:19; 1Cor.6:2; Ps.2:9,10,11,12; 110:5; Dan.2:44).
The words of Truth judge the wayward "weeds" of God's covenanted people (the "smashing" of "clay"). This is not the same as an execution of Satan's entire world. This error of teaching comes from that very image, and it's clay. The time has arrived for those teachings to be "smashed" (Isa.41:25; 10:6; 41:2; 45:1; Rev.16:12; Zech.10:5). These will be, by "the words" of Truth Jesus speaks (Rev.2:16; John14:6). That Truth comes through the vessels which belong to the "touchstone"/capstone (Zech.4:7,8,9,14; Rev.11:4,3) (the final stone of God's Temple 1Pet.2:5; 1Cor.3:16 which completes the 144000, and is "cut out" from Mount Zion -Ps.110:2; Rev.14:1; Dan.2:45; Zech.4:10).
When those doctrines of error are compared to this "touchstone" of Truth; those lying doctrines, along with the Gentiles and Clay which create and teach them, will be "pulverized". "The day (light and it's sons -2Thess.2:8; 1Thess.5:5) will show up, what each ones work is" (1Cor.3:13; 2Pet.3:10; Heb.4:13; Rom.2:6).

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks dear Sister for that REAL spiritual meal. It is so uplifting to hear the truth. It has become so rare.

    It would be amazing, if I didn't know better, how we are thinking along the same lines of thought at the same time. It used to happen decades ago in the congregation. We would become focused on a topic and sure enough, there would be an article in a Watchtower about three months later. But that was a long time ago.

    I have e new post entitled "And Jehovah kept sending His Messengers the Prophets". Please visit when you can. It dovetails nicely with what you've written here.

    May Jehovah's covering and blessing continue with you

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