[Isa 14:12 KJV] 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
[Luk 10:18 KJV] 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
[Rev 12:3-4 KJV] 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Nebuchadnezzar’s first dream was of an image of gold, silver, copper, iron, and iron intertwined with clay. In the dream, a stone came out of a mountain “without hands” and struck the feet, where the iron and clay were mingled.
It is a very good picture of how humanity places value upon things and how fallen man is a building material in a fallen world. It also is a perfect picture of what happens when a large star dies. A star produces energy in fusing Hydrogen. There is sufficient heat and pressure because of gravity, to force two Hydrogen atoms close enough together to bind. When they do, the energy required to keep them bound is less than is stored in a single Hydrogen atom, and energy is released. The new element formed is Helium. Helium similarly fuses into Carbon, Carbon to Oxygen, Oxygen to Silicon, Silicon to Iron. But Iron can not fuse into anything heavier because it requires more energy to bind the byproduct than that the iron stores. The next processes require added energy, and as the energy produced in fusion is now gone, the star collapses in a fraction of a second as it’s massive gravity is no longer countered by the explosive outward pressure of energy that was released in the core by fusion, until it begins to produce Iron. When a star begins to fuse Iron, it has a fraction of a second in which the collapse occurs, resulting in implosion and explosive outward recoil in which energy goes into producing the heavier elements. Every element heavier than Iron was produced by a dying star.
The tipping point in this process is Iron.
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was from God, and it reflects in the language of the creation, the fallen estate of the world. The heavens testifies of the glory of God, and the heavenly objects were given for signs, seasons, etc., the fallen state of man are also depicted.
Gold and Silver are the byproducts of a dead star. Iron is produced by a living star, but signals it’s imminent death. Clay is largely Silicon, as one may learn with a little research. It is of note that in the dream, the image was destroyed by a stone that came out of a mountain. The stone went expressly for the feet, where the Iron and Clay were mingled. And in striking the feet, the image collapsed to dust and was blown from the threshing floor, and the stone became a great mountain that filled the earth. We are the Clay and The Lord the potter. Jesus came from the Father and redeemed us. He has grown into the Father in all things.
[Isa 9:6 KJV] 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
In Christ, in His resurrection are we built up a spiritual house, a house “not of this building” …not made with hands. In the dream Nebuchadnezzar saw, the metals represented four kingdoms. The fourth Iron kingdom is Rome. When Iron is produced, slavery, bondage and collapse are near to hand.
Revelation 18, the sum of three sixes, also depicts these things. The great merchant/harlot system is fallen. It also is built according to man, with the heaviest, most valued things bearing down upon the lighter, less esteemed things. Least of all, the bodies and minds of people. This fallen system is so prevalent in the earth today, it is a marvel that so few see it. It is a wonder that so many who name the name of the Lord lament and wring hands over the teetering and imminent collapse, whereas the scriptures advocate for rejoicing.
[Rev 18:20 KJV] 20 Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
It was spoken in my heart a year ago, “Be mentally prepared to live in an occupation”. I make no claim to know with certainty, the unfolding of short term events. But I have learned, primarily from the book of Daniel and his example, that one can serve under an occupation, and the Lord will make a way for you. But as Daniel determined from the start, do not defile yourself with the portion the occupiers send you from their table…do not within yourself, find any agreement with it. The Lord is not in it. He will bring it down.
[Rev 18:4 KJV] 4 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.
Come out of her is a very graphic statement. It is saying, do not get in her bed and produce anything with her.
The fallen stars of Rev. 12 are based upon Joseph’s vision of twelve stars. A third are four. Interestingly, the image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream consisted of four heavy elements produced in the fall of a star. The two elements in the dream not from that source are Clay and a Stone not of this creation, a Stone who came from a great mountain, broke the bondage of the iron and clay, and who grew into the mountain he came from, filling the earth. Present conditions may not seem to support this, but nevertheless, the Kingdom of God in Christ will prevail and fill the earth, and all things. The world and the works of it will be burned up. This is what the scriptures declare.
[2Pe 3:10 KJV] 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.