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The Stone Cut out of the Mountain
Daniel (5 of 18)
I want to read verses 28 and 29 and then drop down to verse 31. We are then looking at the remaining verses of this chapter. This is Daniel talking to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king had a recurring dream, and he could not remember the details of the dream. He had called in all of his official advisors, the so-called know-it-alls and the authorities of that day. They couldn't recall the dream or give the substance of the dream. But God had revealed this dream to Daniel. Daniel is getting ready to rehearse the dream to the memory of Nebuchadnezzar.
Here's what Daniel says to the king. "But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed what should come to pass hereafter, and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass."
Drop down now to verse 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 (overwhelming). 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. 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."
I want to call your attention to two phrases which Daniel uses back in verses 28 and 29. In verse 28 he says that this dream has to do with what shall be "in the latter days." So it is going to be in the realm of the future, in the realm of prediction of the future.
Two times, in verses 29, he basically says the same thing, "what should come to pass hereafter." Daniel is saying to King Nebuchadnezzar that God has given to him a dream and this dream is going to let him in on what the fu ...
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