Satan wants to own your feet to go places that God doesn’t want you to go and to do things that God doesn’t want you to do. Your feet are the strongest force that have the potential to carry you off. Where you go and what you do is extremely important.
Jeremiah 4:2, And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory. Where you live is your home, and the surrounding of God is truth. Where truth isn’t, God isn’t. If you’re lying, God’s not with you. He doesn’t live in a lie. He lives in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness. God lives in truth and the truth sets you free. But what we want to look at now is judgment. God lives in judgment. You live in judgment. Every day you choose the kingdom of God or the kingdom of satan. There is no other kingdom.
I’ve talked in times past about the statue in Daniel chapter two, but we specifically want to look at the area of the loins and the feet. The loins of the statue were made of brass and the feet were iron mixed with clay. Brass represents sin judged, and the iron and the clay is also sin judged. But there is a difference between the judgment of the brass and the iron. Brass represents the truth, and truth judges. That’s why you can’t have truth without judgment and you can’t have judgment without truth. The area of truth (the loins) is where God’s inheritance (children) comes from. The feet were made of iron and clay. Satan wants to own your feet to go places that God doesn’t want you to go and to do things that God doesn’t want you to do. Your feet are the strongest force that have the potential to carry you off. Where you go and what you do is extremely important. That’s why it’s partly iron and partly clay. It says the clay can’t mingle with the iron, so the rock that was hewn out of the mountain was hurled at the feet and smashed that part of it so it couldn’t stand and when it hit the feet everything came tumbling down and it was smashed into small pieces and the wind carried it away and it was no more. Not that the spirits weren’t there anymore, it was no longer in you.
Psalm 2:7, I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. There came a point in David’s life that God acknowledged him as His son. We have the promise that we can become the sons of God. Not the Son of God Jesus, but one like Him. Jesus can be everywhere at once because He is in the Father. Even though the Father is in us we can only be one thing at a time. Verse 8, Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. The wicked shall not inherit the earth. The meek shall inherit the earth. There are a lot of places in the scripture that speak of the inheritance that is promised to those that serve the Lord. Now, David’s commission or decree is this, verse 9, Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. The scripture says we must fall on the Rock and become broken and poor in spirit, acknowledging that God is far greater than we are, and that God is Lord of all, and we must treat Him in that order. If we don’t do that, the Rock will fall on us. God will break our vessel and that is to smash it so fine that the wind carries it away and it is no more. In the Old Testament that meant killing them but in the New Testament it means that we are breaking the power for them to commit wickedness. You yourself can be wicked. That’s your choice. But you can’t go beyond yourself to do wickedness if your vessel is broken. God is beginning to bring judgment upon the earth in such a way that the wicked are going to fade away. Even though they are alive they won’t have the power to own people or try to take you away from following the Lord. When Jesus comes in our heart, we have the power to destroy every spiritual force that tries to own us, and there are many. The biggest enemy that we fight is our own family members. So when God destroys a vessel, and you repent and begin to come back to Him, He will recreate a vessel that is fit for His service. But if you don’t repent and you don’t want Him then you’ll stay as a nothing. That was decreed to David by the living God. Verse 10, Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. To rejoice with trembling is to know that at any time the enemy can come and attack you and try to take away something that God has given you. In fact, when God gives you something new satan will be there knocking on your door within 24-48 hours wanting to steal it. That’s just what he does. Verse 12, Kiss the Son, let he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. David isn’t saying you better kiss me because I could just wipe you out. What he is saying is you better be careful how you handle God’s people because they can wipe you out with the rod of judgment, the rod of iron that is given to break the vessels of the wicked.
Now let’s look at Psalm 107:9, For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Jesus came to save the soul. What did He save it from? He saved it from satan’s kingdom, from those who don’t walk in truth, judgment, or righteousness. He came to save your soul from them. They don’t own you. Only God owns you. Verse 10, Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; The iron binds people in the shadow of death to keep them from coming out. Isaiah talks about setting those that are in prison and in dungeons free, to break the bars of iron that they can become free and learn to know God. But you have to understand that affliction and the iron are forms of judgment that either God uses or satan uses. Iron is the strongest metal they had at that time. Satan wants to bind you and put you in fetters of iron. That’s a judgment satan puts on God’s people because they don’t serve him. People want to put you in bondage and you’re sitting in darkness and you can’t get out of it. Verse 11, Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: How do you contemn the counsel of God? You don’t obey it. You look for somebody else to give you different counsel. You’re saying, God you don’t know anything. I’m going to go this way. But in the words of God are the seed of life. Verse 12, Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; they fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. How did God put the rebellious in labor? He simply took away the blessings. If you take away the blessings that God placed in the earth for you (Deuteronomy 28), you can work and work and work and not have anything. But the biggest way to prosper is to help God’s children. You will be blessed. Verse 14, He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! When satan binds you, it’s always iron. He doesn’t give you a way out on your own. Brass represents sin judged that you would come out of it. Iron represents breaking a vessel so that you can’t destroy the earth anymore. But if you repent, He’ll come and He’ll take you out, but He has to test you even in that to see if you really want Him. Verse 16, For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. You can be judged by God to bring you into His presence and when that takes place He also breaks the iron that has bound you and kept you there. Most of the world is bound in iron and the devil owns them. Few there be that will be saved.
Jeremiah 6:28, They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters. They’re identifying the rebellious as brass and iron. The brass again represents truth. When you are rebellious against brass, you’re rebelling against looking at yourself with a true desire to know where you are at. Brass is an interesting metal. We use brass for bearings still today like they used way back before the time of Christ. They used the brass bearings for their wheels. The unique thing about a brass bearing is that you can soak it in oil and the oil will slowly release. If you’ve ever seen an electric motor, it has a little flip on the lid and you put just a drop or two of oil in it. If you put more than a drop or two it’s too much. It goes down into the bearing and it slowly goes to where the brass is and lubricates it, and it lasts for a long time because oil doesn’t run off. It represents God’s ability to bring judgment and that judgment will last a long time against your enemy. When I was in school I learned a lot about the brass and its qualities. You would think that today we would have something better but they still use brass in electric motors.
Let’s go to Daniel 2:32, 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. 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. If you have relationship with God, He shows you a way of getting out of the grip of satan. There is always a weakness in satan’s ways of doing things. Verse 43, And whereas thou sawest 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. Satan wants to try to mix his power (iron) to own men but he can’t do it because satan’s kingdom and man cannot mix together. They may serve each other, but they can’t be mixed. Verse 44, 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.
Revelation 1:10, I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. When Jesus comes back, His feet will be like a furnace. And if you look into His soul, His soul is a flame. He’s come to judge. God’s judgment is two things; iron and brass. I don’t know if I fully explained it or not, but the iron is to silence those that don’t want God and are trying to destroy His creation. Brass is judgment to help those that want Him to come out of where they are at. When you go before the Lord and ask the Lord to help you get rid of and get out of the dungeon and the grip of the generations and whatever it is you’re trying to get out of, when you come to Him in that way, He’s not going to use iron. He’s going to use brass because in brass has the lubricant called grace that goes a long way so that you won’t go a little ways and get stuck because it binds itself up. But brass that’s sin judged helps you come to Him. The judgment of iron is just to silence you and destroy your power so you can’t do more damage. That’s the difference between brass and iron. So for us, this area of brass, which is truth, is not meant to destroy you. Truth is meant to help you get out of where you’re at so you can have relationship to a greater degree and come to the next level of authority in Him. And there are no qualifications except, Lord, I just want to know You. And you say, what if I have committed the unpardonable sin? If you had committed the unpardonable sin you wouldn’t be wanting God. So if you have a desire for God you have not committed an unpardonable sin, because it’s the Holy Spirit that gives you a desire for God and draws you to Jesus. And Jesus then takes you to the Father. Verse 20, The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. These angels are cherub angels. Cherubs protect the things of God’s kingdom. While you are on this earth, if you begin to move away from the will of God, these seven churches all give warning if you continue the path that you are going, the angel will come and take away that eye. You don’t deserve to see heaven the way God’s people do if you are not following His will. So each of the seven churches has a spiritual force that comes from satan to try to keep you from being prosperous in God. When you look in Isaiah 11 starting in verse 2, it will list the seven eyes of God which are represented by each church. The eyes shed light, or truth, upon the issues so you can see them and get rid of them. And if you don’t get rid of them there isn’t anything God can do. What is going to happen in the coming days and has already started is that God is releasing the brass and the iron upon the earth. For those that want to come out of the grip of satan He will bring the judgment of brass that will remove you from the dungeons. For those that don’t want to come out but continue in their wickedness, they will begin to melt away. In fact, it says that He’s going to put the wicked in a furnace and melt them down. When you melt them down, say you have different images of their gods and you melt them away then there’s no image anymore. Those that have other gods, the fire will melt them down to where they have no gods.
Revelation 2:26, And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. This rod of iron is the same thing that God spoke over David and said, You have become My son. You have become My son and I’m going to give you the rod of iron to be able to defeat the wicked nations. And he did. That’s why David said, You’d better be careful, kings. God has given me a commission that I can wipe you out.
Revelation 12:1, And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun. The woman that is clothed in the sun is clothed in truth, judgment, and righteousness. Those that have the presence of God in them are light to the world. …and the moon under her feet (satan under her feet), and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (God’s government with twelve angels in charge of the government). And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 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 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. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. The man child will be those that have the ability to rule the nations with the rod of iron. To have a rod of iron is to totally rule over them.
Revelation 19:15, And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. There are different anointings for this rod to do a work. No one person is going to do all of the work with the rod of iron. There will be different people doing different things. But with the seven streams, which is perfectness, we will use the rod of iron to destroy the enemy but we will use the brass judgment upon those that want Him, because in that, there is God’s forgiveness. God says, if you’ll come out of it I will forgive you and I’ll remember it no more. What a righteous God we have. Even when God uses a rod of iron to quiet you, it says some of them will come out of it and serve the Lord but others will continue to be wicked and to do wickedly. But the difference is that even though they do wickedly they have no power to own God’s people because His people have the rod of iron that can break their vessels again.
Revelation 11:18, And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come. Are the nations angry today? Their minds are blown apart. They’re just like blind people falling in the ditch every time. They accuse and nobody believes them anymore and they’re too stupid to realize they are being laughed at. …and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets. It’s not just the prophets that will receive a reward, but it’s those that listen to the prophet. …and to the saints. You will be blessed even if you aren’t a saint yet, by obeying what the saints teach you. But no one can save a man except Christ. I can’t save you and you can’t save yourself, but you go before the Lord and cry out, and He will save your soul. …and them that fear thy name. Why do we fear God’s name? Because He is the only one who can destroy us in the second death. The first death is when you die in the physical and you become a spiritual being called the soul. When God sends the fire that melts all the elements of the earth, your soul will be melted down and you’ll be no more and that is the second death. What an awful thing. I’m not serving the Lord to escape the fire, I’m serving the Lord so I have the opportunity to live with Him forever. That’s more important to me than not being thrown into the fire. My fear is not being with Him forever, therefore that fear of the Lord then turns into the love of the Lord and we are held together by that love and the fear melts away then. But if you don’t serve Him you have every right to be afraid of Him. …small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. Whether you are a common person or a famous person, if you’re destroying the earth you better look out because I’m going to destroy you, because I’ve been called to destroy them that destroy the earth. And it’s not me. I am destroying them, but it’s not me that picks who should be destroyed. It’s the angels that will judge. The angels are servants of the earth people that God assigns if we have a stone and that white stone has the seven eyes of God and we can bring judgment then with the rod of iron. You can see that the rod of iron isn’t just one place, it was ordained because David was king. Abraham did not have that, but David had it because he was the representation of Jesus as king. David destroyed the enemies.
Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; Paul walked in that. The greater assignment that you have, the more you will have torment so that you’ll never become proud. Verse 38, (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: Why not? Because they weren’t capable. They didn’t have the power that the new covenant had. John 1 says He’s given us power to become sons. God loved many of the leaders in the Old Testament but they didn’t receive the promise. Verse 40, God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Do you know that the prophets that gave up their lives and lived in caves and all these different places are cheering you on to totally defeat the enemy they prophesied against? There are many churches that think that the Old Testament has no value today, but I’m here to tell you that the Old Testament is what gives us the roads to fulfill the will of God. They saw it but couldn’t do it. It was in the distance. Even Abraham saw a city not built with hands but he couldn’t get there. The way they’ll get there is for us to destroy the enemies of this world and take it back and then hand it over to the Lord. When that takes place the prophets of old will be complete. What an honor. But what a responsibility. We’re not here alone laboring. We have the Trinity. We have all the holy men of old who are waiting to be fulfilled. But it’s up to us to follow the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Lord Jesus. Without us they should not be made perfect. And if we don’t defeat the enemy now, the beasts that are coming against this nation, we will have missed the greatest opportunity that mankind has had. It says in Revelation 20 that those people will be honored for all eternity. Jesus said John the Baptist was the greatest in the Old Testament, and yet the least one in the New Testament was greater than he was. We have been given, we didn’t earn it, we didn’t ask for it, He gave us according to our hungry souls, to fulfill the Lord’s work. If you don’t have a hunger for it, you won’t fulfill it.
Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Verse 5, … My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. We have a mission, and that mission is serving the Lord.
Father we lift our hearts this day that You would put upon us the urgency that is before us and that we will receive the judgments that are coming to purify us to be used as You will, small or great, to destroy those that destroy the earth.