Jesus Christ is the source of our spiritual empowerment. He is the source of our intercession with God. Jesus Christ is the source of our purification. Jesus Christ is the authority and sovereign over all life.
Feet of fine bronze. His feet stand on doctrine, on the foundation which is immovable. The bronze is fine and has all the impurities removed from it. The Cross cleansed out all the sins of the world, thus giving us a firm footing in doctrine on which we can stand. The furnace burns out all the impurities of the bronze, eliminating all the impurities, the clay of the weaknesses of mankind. Providing the unique union of the clay, humanity, and the gold, deity, into the united unique person of Jesus Christ, the bronze feet purified.
Brass, is used in Scripture as the symbol of what is firm, strong, and lasting, such as: gates of brass, Ps 107:16, hoofs of brass, Mic 4:13, walls of brass, Jer 1:18; 15:20, mountains of brass, Dan 2:35.
Brass can also be used as symbolism for sin and its hardness, obstinacy, insensibility, as in the brow of brass, Isa 48:4; of the wicked, they are brass and iron, Jer 6:28, of sinful Israel, all of them are brass, Ezek 22:18.
But here of course, brass of feet, symbolizes the walk of Christ, His journey through the tests and trials of life, of righteousness, of justice and judgment. And His life has proven to be free from all impurities, and through Christ, and through doctrine within our soul, our life can be made pure and free of impurities.
He has the voice of many waters. His voice resembles the sound that gains attention, truth, doctrine. The voice of authority, of power, of truth, of dominion over all of creation. Christ’s voice carries with it a broad spectrum of knowledge and wisdom, from the creation details and components of this universe, the things we can see, and feel, and touch, and taste, and smell. And the things we cannot see, and feel, and touch, and taste, and smell. The spiritual things of doctrine, wisdom, truth and the realities of life.
Many waters is a reference to the sound of the waves of the ocean, crashing on the shore. It is impossible to hear above the roar, as the voice of Christ, the voice of doctrine is the ultimate authority throughout the universe.
One cannot set aside His authority. One cannot set aside the laws of physics, of gravity, of the weather, of life and death. Man and even angel in all of their innovation and knowledge, cannot change or alter even the most fundamental rules of life.
And even as man tries to invent and better society, economies, social relations, when man departs from the fundamental laws of divine establishment, then all of mans efforts always fail.
And even more important is the affect of Bible doctrine in life. It is the ultimate immovable truth, that nearly everyone tries to change, or set aside, or modify to suit their own personal conveniences. And as we get nearer to the descriptions of the seven churches, we will see, how most of Christianity fails in their spiritual lives.
Why? Because most of Christianity is indifferent or uncommitted to the hard realities of truth, wanting instead to pursue the entertainment of their emotions rather than the edification of their soul. And this is something that most folks just do not want to hear or listen to.
Why do most young people fail in school? Because they prefer their social life, the beat of their music, the mindless hobbies or habits that require virtually no effort or thought. And is it any different in the spiritual life?
And the roar of Christ, of truth, which is all around us in proofs of life and death, of responsibility and accountability, of decisions and their repercussions, of maturity and its just reward.
Who will step forward and seize the opportunities that God has set before us? Not many.
Most won’t try. Most don’t care. Many will start out hot but fade. And many will barely warm up to the demands of doctrine. Most do not see what the big deal is. Most do not accept the importance of doctrine in their life.
Very few will stick it out through thick and thin, all of the way through ones life. That is the really tough part, because God will test your resolve and commitment to Him. Most fail, even when God provides you with the means of success.