The stage is set for the elect of God; the battle lines are drawn for these latter days. The elect will know who the participants are in the battle, but they will understand that it is God’s fight.
For as the young David said to the seemingly unbeatable Goliath, exemplifying the very faith that the elect will project, “The LORD (Yahweh) does not save with the sword and spear, for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands” (I Sam. 17: 47).
In this one verse lies the template in which we may glimpse how it will all go down in these latter days. Of course, we are talking about the bringing down of the current Babylonian world system, which Goliath is a symbol of. He was huge, threatening, dominant, and invincible, much like the world governments appear to their peoples. God will position His people in an impossible situation that oppresses them so much that they will cry unto Him for deliverance. They will know that they are too weak to overcome the powers that be. Then God will hear their cries, and He will “give our enemies into our hands” in a miraculous way. God will fight our battle and will turn the tide in His elect’s favor.
It was not by accident that God used a smooth stone to take down Goliath. How will God, then, take down Satan’s world system? He will use a stone.
The prophet Daniel interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, thus revealing to us the mystery of the “stone” and how this stone will be used to bring down the current world system, like David’s stone brought down Goliath. The king of Babylon had a dream and could not remember it, much less understand its meaning. Daniel told the king that “there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets… and makes known what shall be in the latter days” (2: 28).
Daniel relates to him the dream of a great image with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, and legs of iron with its feet of iron and clay. And the king saw “a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet…and brake them to pieces.” In fact, the whole image was shattered and carried off like “the chaff of the summer threshing floors…and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” (vs. 31-35).
Daniel interprets the image as four world gentile empires: Babylonian, Media-Persia, Grecian, and Roman. The stone that smashed and destroyed these is the literal Kingdom of God that will be ushered in by a stone, not cut out with man’s hand. The stone that smashes the world system are the stones that God will hurl with his cosmic slingshot—large stones of a heavenly origin, asteroids coming into the earth during the Great Tribulation Period, as depicted in the prophecies of Revelation.
Here’s the proof: The 6th seal kicks it off when “stars of heaven fell unto the earth” (Rev. 6: 12). Then comes the…
- First trumpet—“Hail and fire mingled with blood…cast upon the earth” (Rev. 8: 7)
- 2nd trumpet—“A great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea (v. 8)
- 3rd trumpet—“And there fell a great star from heaven…called Wormwood” upon the rivers (v. 10-11)
- 5th trumpet—Another star fell into the earth
In all these instances, we see a stone from heaven used by God as the instrument of destruction of the world system. These are “acts of God” completely out of the realm of man. That is why He said, “Vengeance is mine, saith the LORD; I will repay.” We are to just believe Him and “stand fast and see the glory of the LORD.”
His soon coming kingdom is the stone kingdom. For “in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed…and will break in pieces all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever” (Dan. 2: 44). This is the good news; this is the gospel. This is why Christ came to earth. All roads lead to His government being established. He will return to this sin-sick earth after the Tribulation period to assume His throne in this earth. His elect, the 100-fold fruit-bearing sons of the living God will rule with Him, sitting with Him on His throne, for 1,000 years of peace.
The Stage Is Set
So, yes, the stage is set and ready for all of this to take place. The battle lines are drawn. “Two manners of peoples” are doing battle for dominion of the earth, as it was with Jacob and Esau.
The minions of Edom control the central banks and the economies of this present world system. As Rothschild said, He who controls the money controls the world. The international bankers then control the governments of this world. They control, therefore, the political machinations, the media, the economy, and the educational trends.
It’s the parable of the wheat and the tares. These rich men “heap treasure together for the last days” (James 5: 3). They “wrap it up” (Micah 7: 3). They sound and look like the chosen people of God, but are not, being wolves in sheep’s clothing. Christ said to them, “You are of your father the devil” (John 8: 44).
And the sheep are asleep right now in their respective flocks/countries. They are relying on their political and religious shepherds, who are bought and paid for by the wolves, and are fed with just enough food to keep them making money for their masters (read, the Fed and the other central banks of the world). These are the tares.
But bad things are prophesied for Esau/Edom. They will not continue forever, for their one world government will come crashing down (Obadiah, Malachi, Revelation). Who will cry the loudest when the stones start falling, thus destroying this world system? It will be the merchants and bankers (Rev. 18: 9-19).
And who are the wheat in the parable of the wheat and tares of Matthew 13? They are the elect—those who God has awakened. They are the very few whose eyes He has opened wide to see the current sad state of affairs of this world and all the misery caused by God’s enemy. And they will begin to mobilize to prepare themselves to battle the monolith. But not with physical guns and weapons. No. They will use the sword of the Spirit, the shield of faith and truth. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds…” (II Cor. 10: 4).
And those strong holds are the chains of this world system that the children of the wicked one has forged and fastened on the people.
For this is God’s fight really. He is now looking for more people like David, who knew it was God’s battle and believed that what He had promised, He was quite able to perform. Kenneth Wayne Hancock