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That final Mountain.
In the Book of Daniel, chapter 2, there is a great dream of this human proportioned statue. The head is gold and represents Babylon, the arms and chest are silver, representing Medo-Persia, the waist and hips are of brass and represent Grecia, the two legs are iron and represent the Roman world, finally the feet are of clay and iron mixed representing the eventual fragmenting of many political entities. After all this a stone comes out of the sky and hits the feet. This stone GROWS and becomes a mountain and covers the Earth. It is often interpreted as the second coming of Jesus, however, at the second coming there is no more slow growth. One can see that something akin to a mustard seed growing into a large bush is here. The stone is actually the first coming of Jesus and the growth of the church in the Earth...the spread of the gospel. Most interpretations are usually in error and seem to be the blind guiding other blind teachers.
A Messianic Banquet.
In the Book of Isaiah, chapter 25 (verses 6 to 8), we read of what seems to be a great celebration or banquet, one prepared for all peoples, on a symbolic mount Zion. This does not seem to be just a party of King Hezekiah's time, but rather something final and universalistic. And it is not simply a literary form of hyperbole or exaggeration. Much of the language is clearly like we see in the Book of Revelation in that every tear is wiped away. God ends death....
A happy ending to a painful drama is seen here. In the Greek legend of Sisyphus we see a tortured soul pushing with great labor a round stone up a tall hill or mountain and then in rolls back down. This cycle is repeated over and over again. This is our plight now but eventually our toils in this sick world will be done.