“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col. 3:2).
In the dream Nebuchadnezzar saw a huge image, with a head of gold, the breast and arms of silver, the belly and thighs of brass, the legs of iron and the feet part of iron and part of clay. Then the king saw a stone “cut out without hands” and it fell upon the feet of the image, and broke the whole image into pieces. It became like chaff or dry straw which the wind carried away. Then the stone began to increase till it became a big mountain, which filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:35).
In this simple way the Lord showed how in the end all the kingdoms of the world will be broken into pieces and the kingdom of the Living God will cover the whole universe. Now the stone cut without hands speaks of the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin and laid as a babe in the manger. But one day His kingdom will be established throughout the whole universe.
If you look at yourself as God sees you, you will see that right inside your heart also there is hidden a huge image. So far you may not have realized this, but by the light of the Word of God you can see those things which have been brought by Satan into the heart. In every heart is found the love for gold (earthly glory), silver (love for money), and brass (human strength), iron (human weapons) in greater or lesser degree. Men are not able to understand the grace of God, the power of God and the way of God, because their energy is being spent either upon gold, silver, brass or iron and it is these things which hinder you from coming near to God. If you realize your own condition you will find these four forces working, and that is why you have been carried away, pulled and dragged away from God’s power again and again. The devil deceives us. You think that it is quite natural to be ambitious to have more money or income. But is this God’s plan for you?
God wants for us, the true gold (divine nature), silver (redemption), and brass (divine strength) and iron (divine weapons). But before He can give us that, He must take away from us the false gold , false silver, and false brass and the false iron. That is how we first receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the Rock cut out without hands. We receive Him in a simple way by simple faith. Have you felt that Rock breaking the gold, the silver, the brass and the iron into pieces? And the wind began to blow and drive out the chaff. The wind is the symbol of the Holy Spirit coming into man’s heart. It is the Holy Spirit who drives out the chaff of gold, silver, brass and iron. The Rock, we are told, increases and goes on increasing. It will fill you through and through till every lesser thing will be removed and your whole heart, and being will be filled with the Lord Jesus Christ. He will become your gold, silver, brass and iron.