“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate
“He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”
The Word, here, speaks to individual believers who truly love Him; not to worldly empires, be they political or spiritual ones. Such folk Loved by Him and Our Father may gather together and break bread together but remember well:
“Yet this you have, that you hate the works of the Nikolaites, which I also hate.”
“As many as I love, I reprove and discipline. So be ardent and repent. “See, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I shall come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Revelation 3:19 – 20
“The feet and toes that you saw, made partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, represent a divided kingdom. It will still have the strength of iron, in that you saw iron mixed with clay.
Just as their toes and feet are part iron and part clay, so will the kingdom be both strong and brittle.
Just as you saw iron mixed with clay, so they will mix themselves with human offspring. Furthermore, they won’t remain together, just as iron doesn’t mix with clay.
“During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor its sovereignty left in the hands of another people. It will shatter and crush all of these kingdoms, and it will stand forever.
Now, just as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without human hands—and that it crushed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold to pieces—so also the great God has revealed to the king what will take place after this. Your dream will come true, and its meaning will prove trustworthy.
Daniel 2:41 – 45
Stew on this a while!