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. 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.Daniel 2:34-35
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.Daniel 2:44
God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Who could predict that God would use a stone to bring to nothing the governmental kingdoms of the world? That stone is Jesus Christ, who instituted an eternal kingdom through His death and resurrection. No temporal king or president can stop the power of the kingdom of God, for its power comes from the Spirit of Christ. The temporary kingdoms of the world are ordained by God. How much more His eternal kingdom and glory in the church of Jesus Christ? This is the kingdom God wants everyone, everywhere to be a part of. This is the mountain, beautiful for its elevation in Christ, that God wants all His people to live in.
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.Daniel 7:13-14
Jesus Christ called Himself the Son of man. He was fully human and fully God. This prophecy states that Christ’s kingdom is made up of all people, nations and languages. He is the stone cut out without hands. That is, this is the Lord’s doing, it is marvelous in our eyes. No man could create the beautiful and glorious kingdom that the Lord has instituted through the blood of Jesus Christ. This is the mountain that fills the whole earth, that people may flow into the kingdom of God. It takes a choice of mankind’s freewill in order to enter this kingdom or mountain. No one will be forced to be a part of the kingdom of God. We are to exercise our will and choices to make our calling and election sure on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.Isaiah 2:2
God always planned that in the last days, beginning with the days of Jesus Christ, that there would be a mountain to show forth His praise. His kingdom, His house, His tabernacle are all made up of men and women, purified by the blood of Jesus Christ. They willingly offer up the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord our God. Again, this is an eternal kingdom, made up of the eternal spirits of just men and women made perfect by the blood of Jesus Christ. This is the mountain we need to be partakers of. There is a counterfeit mountain, as we shall soon see.
Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.Jeremiah 51:25
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.Revelation 8:8-9
The earth is made up of free moral agents called human beings. They are all made in the image of God, with a will to choose good. Some exercise their will unto righteousness and flow into the kingdom of God, His holy mountain that fills the whole earth. Some exercise their will unto disobedience and flow into the mountain called Babylon. This deceitful mountain destroys and kills every person it touches. The holy mountain is a life giving mountain, while Babylon is nothing but a mountain of death and destruction. All the saints represent the kingdom of God, the holy mountain. All the sinners represent the kingdom of satan, the destroying mountain. God builds up in love, while satan tears down in selfishness. Which mountain will you be a part of? Choose you this day whom you will serve!
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.Revelation 17:1-5
This mountain or woman called Babylon is the mother of harlotry. She is a whore. She has left her first love of Jesus Christ, the man she is supposed to be married to. She is committing all kinds of spiritual fornication with the inhabitants of the earth, the world, spiritually called Egypt and Babylon. She sits on many waters, which represent people of all nations and tongues. There is no part of the world where this destroying mountain has not touched, just like there is no part of the world where the healing mountain of Christ has not been seen. This whore is very alluring and seductive. Every wicked work and evil thing is found in her. She rides on the back of her father, satan. He is the spirit at work in the children of disobedience. Every time one disobeys Christ, he or she is participating in Babylon. We must guard our hearts and listen only to the Word of God. Just as the spiritual mountain of Christ starts with the seed of the Word of God, so does the destroying mountain of satan start with a single lie, “thou shalt not surely die”. That is, you can sin and not be separated from the eternal life that is in Jesus Christ. Babylon is full of lies. It promises much but delivers little. The true riches are in Jesus Christ. True joy and satisfaction is found in Jesus Christ alone. Eternal glory belongs unto God and His people.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.Revelation 18:4
God has a remedy for those who want to be holy. Come out of Babylon! Come out of the destroying mountain to the loving mountain of Jesus Christ and His eternal kingdom. Babylon is a lie. It will soon pass away, with all its allurements and deceptions. All the lusts of the world will vanish in an instant, at the 2nd coming of Christ! This present earth and its deceitful works will be burned up in the glory of Jesus Christ at His coming. Be careful not to be part of Babylon. Her influence is in all the earth. Her influence is very subtle and deceiving. Things are not what they seem in the world. We can only trust the eternal Words of Jesus Christ. Partake of the stream of water that flows from the throne of God, the living Word of God. It will keep you on the strait and narrow path that leads to life. Come out from among them, and be separate, and touch not the unclean thing and God will receive you and will be a Father unto you. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. This will keep you as a pillar in the house of God, the holy mountain that fills the whole earth. The influence of God and the influence of satan are in all the earth. Which mountain will you live in? Which mountain will influence you today?