Years ago I was in worship and I saw a sword come and strike the earth, when it did it separated the wicked and the righteous, on either side of the sword. However, both the righteous and the wicked were on their faces. The wicked in repentance for their sins and the righteous in the awe of God. The fear of the Lord hit everyone when this sword struck the earth.
This morning in prayer, the Lord reminded me of this vision he showed me many years ago, but He updated it to what He is about to do on earth. The Lord is going to strike the earth with a stone and it will strike the iron and clay feet as mentioned in Daniel 2:34-35.
While Moses was told to strike the rock in Exodus 17, God is saying, He is going to take the rock and strike the feet of the iron and clay kingdom and it is going to fall once and for all. This is not some way in the future event, it is nearer than we even realize. God Himself is about to strike the feet and the whole thing is going to fall.
Just like the sword that struck the earth, this rock, when it strikes the earth is going to bring the fear of the Lord across the whole planet. Everyone is going to feel the shaking when this rock hits the feet, some will fall on their face in repentance others will fall on their face in awe of God, but all will fall on their face as the fear of the Lord is going to be experienced by all. This is pictorial language not literal, we are not about to be hit by a meteor or asteroid. But we are about to see the fall of the iron and clay kingdom once and for all and God alone is going to get all the glory.
Daniel 2:34-35 “You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver ad the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”