King Nebuchadnezzar was given a very unique dream, depicting the world-wide kingdoms for hundreds of years to come after his Babylonian empire was demised. However, all of those earthly kingdoms were conquered and destroyed by a seemingly inconsequential stone. In the days of the Roman empire, that Stone of Jesus Christ set up the kingdom of God (the church of the living God) that shall stand forever. The kingdom of God is not a coming empire at the end of time, but resides right here in front of us today, being set up by Christ and shall stand forever.