"And in the days of these kings (In other words, these final ten kings that comprise the Revived Roman Empire out of which the anti-Christ has come.) in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven..." Now, you see, this is the term of the biblical God in the Book of Daniel—the God of heaven. And even Nebuchadnezzar is going to come to this point in a future chapter—where he recognizes the God of heaven or the Most High God is another term. All right, and this God of Heaven:
"...set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people,..." As all these previous ones have. You see, when the Medes and the Persians overran the Babylonians, they kept most of what the Babylonians had established. And all the way down through the Gentile empires, they would keep what had been before. But here we have the opposite. Nobody is going to be able to take over anything of this Kingdom.
"...shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms,..." In other words, all the empire-builders of the present day age, the global system as we now see it coming on the scene, will be utterly destroyed. And Christ will return and set up His Kingdom. Now verse 44, the last four words:
"...it shall stand forever." Now that's the terminology. Even though Revelation says 1,000 years, yet this Kingdom is going to go right on into eternity as an earthly kingdom.
Now just to tantalize your thinking, I'm not going to stop and teach on this, but come all the way back to Revelation chapter 21.