More on the God of Forces
Dan.2:43 And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. (The Hebrew word for cleave is that which is used of marriage in Genesis 2:24. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”)
All the other kingdoms were METALS. But this kingdom consists of a mixture of METAL and CLAY. Hence Clay must refer to something abnormal in the world of men. The mention of the “seed of men” takes us back to Noah’s day, when fallen angels came to the earth, and the Lord said, “The earth is filled with violence through THEM, and behold I will destroy THEM with the earth.” Gen.6:13. They “mingled” and they “married”.
Our Lord spoke of the days just prior to His return, saying, “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.” Therefore another irruption of fallen angels has been prophesied. But there is now a distinct difference. Before the Flood, the causative factor in bringing the angels down was their desire towards earth women. But now we are told in Daniel 2 that “they will not cleave one to another.”
This is further declared in Daniel 11:37-39. “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.”
Therefore fallen angels will “mingle” with ordinary human beings, but there will be no “cleaving” in marriage alliances. This time their purpose will lie in a different direction, as shown by the Daniel 11 reference.
“God of forces”. Plural. Something new, something never known before. These forces are those of electromagnetism and radioactivity. But there is more to learn. . . . .
Rev.12:3 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. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth.
Who are these stars? Angels are often spoken of as Stars. The stars in verse 3 are not “fallen” angels, but some of those who were attacked by the Devil (the Dragon) and “cast to the earth.” They were not rebels. They were the casualties of higher dimensional warfare. But now we must read on.
Rev.12:7 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Here is the turning point in the heavenly warfare. Michael and his angels cast out Satan and his angels to the earth. So we seem to have this scenario – first of all “one third” of the Lord’s angels are lost to heaven, and have had to live on earth, presumably as ordinary human beings (but perhaps with some difference?). Then sometime later, the counter-offensive removes the whole of Satan’s company to earth. They will also appear as human beings. So a new type of warfare ensues, an electronic warfare, and who knows whether the dire circumstances now prevailing in this world may not be as a result of this large number of beings with us and amongst us? As it was in Noah’s day, when the “earth was full of violence”, so also now we are certainly finding that to be so.
Rev.12:12 “Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.”
The only comfort in this awful scene is found in the words “he has but a short time”. Has that short time just about run its course? If so, then the Kingdom of the Lord is about to begin, and the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings. Look up, for your redemption draws near !
One burning question – have you (inadvertently?) worshipped electronics?