King Nebuchadnezzar's Statue
(Daniel 2)

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The Dream Of A Great Statue
"You, O king, were looking and then, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome.
Statue. "The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
Stone. "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
(Daniel 2: 31-35)

The Symbols
The symbol used in this prophecy was an idol that was made of precious metals.

The Bible Interpretation
Head Of Gold - Babylon (609-539 BC)
"This was the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king. "You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory; and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold. (Daniel 2: 36-38)
Babylon, under the leadership of king Nebuchadnezzar captured Israel and first took the upper class into slavery. It was during this first phase that the prophet Daniel was captured. Twelve years later, the rest of Israel were taken to Babylon after they rebelled against foreign occupation. Their king was removed and their sanctuary destroyed.
Head of Gold - Babylon Chest of Silver - Medo Persia Belly and Thighs of Brass - Greece Legs of Iron - Rome Feet of Iron and Clay - Europe Stone Cut out of a Mountain - Christ's Second Coming
Bulb One Head and One Neck. The head represents the single strong nation who would rule and it would not be broken up when it was defeated.
» Neck (Seven Cervical Vertebra). Seven kings from the eleventh dynasty placed it or kept it in power before it fell to Persia (609-539). (Nebopolassar, Nebuchadnezzar, Evil-Merodach, Neriglissar, Labashi Marduk, Nabonidus and Belshazzar)

Chest And Arms Of Silver - Medo-Persia (539-331 BC)
"After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth. (Daniel 2: 39)
The Medes and Persians next conquered Babylon and Cyrus allowed the Jews to go home. He made arrangements to have the temple rebuilt. But the nation was still ruled by foreigners.
Bulb Two Arms and One Chest. The two arms are the two empires of the Medes and Persians who succeeded the neck of Babylon. Cyrus II, the Great and Darius the Mede are the two arms at the beginning. They progress to the chest which represents the fact that the Persian empire took sole control because they were more powerful than the Medes.
» Heart. The heart in the chest is Cyrus whom God called by name to show great kindness to Israel.
» Twelve Ribs and Thoracic Vertebra. These are the twelve Persian rulers after Persia took full control and before it fell to Greece (Cambyses II to Darius III).

Belly And Thighs (Hips) Of Brass - Greece (331-168 BC)
The Greeks under the leadership of Alexander the Great were the third conquerors.
Bulb One Belly and Two Hips. The belly represents the first phase after they defeated the Persians, when there was one leader. It eventually was divided into four and then two sections at the end.
» Two Hips. These final two divisions are represented by the two hips. They were called the King of the North and the King of the South in prophecy. These two were conquered by the next empire.
» Navel. At the junction of the chest and stomach is the navel, the remnant of the umbilical cord. It has no purpose after the birth and is cut off. Alexander was the navel, who was cut off in his youth. He provided the life and growth of his empire and died at its pinnacle, or its birth.
» Penis. Alexander and his children were cut off (circumcised).
Making a Vow
The region of the body near the loins and hips seem to be associated with a vow. It's basis may be in Eden or in the crippling thigh injury that Jacob received when His name was changed to Israel.
» Dislocated Hip. Israel (Jacob).
» Right Thigh or Hip. Used to make a vow.
» Penis. The sign of joining the covenant was cutting the foreskin.
Because the seeds of life are located in this region, a vow may extend to future generations.
That may be why we inherited the curse of Adam and Eve.
» Mercy Seat. We find rest with a covering for our sins

» Belly. The seat of emotions (liver and kidney). This is the anguish of the temple desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes.
» Five Lumbar Vertebra and Five Fused Sacral Vertebra. Alexander and his four generals whose kingdoms merged.

» The Fall of The Greek Gods. In Daniel 8 the Greek empire was pictured as one with Satanic activity. So it must have been more responsible for corrupting Israel. It was also seen as being influential in the Roman empire. Since God portrayed the nations as a statue of idolatry in this vision, let us look at how God destroyed these famous monuments to the Greek gods in the same way He destroyed the statue of Dagon (1 Samuel 5: 1-7). This symbolic fall of the Pagan gods seemed to pave the way for the domination of the Christian Gods of the iron kingdom.
» Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Burnt down in 356 BC by a mad man, the night Alexander the Great was born. It was restored in 323 BC, the year Alexander died and was destroyed by the Goths in 262 AD.
» Colossus of Rhodes. A 33m (110 ft) statue to the sun god Helios was destroyed in 226 BC by an earthquake. It was broken at the knees and the head and body fell into the sea.
» Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Temple built in 450 BC and the statue in 440 BC. It was destroyed by a fire in AD 462 around the time Rome fell to the Barbarians.

Legs Of Iron - Rome (168 BC - 476 AD)
"Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; just as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. (Daniel 2: 40)
Note: The first three kingdoms existed in Daniel's day, but Rome did not. So Daniel did not identify it directly by name. Rome was known as the "Iron Monarchy". The Latin word "Rome" means strength, and iron is the strongest of the metals.
Bulb Two Legs. Prophetically, Rome was always a nation of two divisions. When Jerusalem was captured, Rome was ruled by the dominant two triumvirate. The two legs of iron represent the northern and southern divisions of Rome as it conquered each Greek division. Politically, Israel was ruled by the Caesars and the Herodians appointed by Rome. Geographically, it later became the Western and Eastern (Byzantine) empire as it declined. The western leg ruled the Christians and the eastern leg ruled the Jews. Religiously, it had two phases, these are Pagan Rome and Papal Rome. Even in its legend, Rome was founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.
There is also a fuzzy transition from the two divisions of Greece to the one nation of Rome because this empire would be seen prophetically as partly Greek. Rome adopted the Greek culture and gods.
» Loins. Seed of life. The Christ came to be circumcised at the beginning of the Roman rule over Israel.
» Thigh. A hand under the right thigh is used to make a vow. God kept His vows by sending Christ, His right hand.
» Knees. The empire submits to Christianity in 312 AD and transitions from a Pagan to a Papal kingdom.
» Legs. The Papacy ruled the western empire after 538 AD. Islam ruled the eastern empire after 610 AD.
» Bones. The absence of spinal bones indicates a period of a new type of leadership, never seen before.

» The Two Legs Of Rome. Let us take a final look at this issue of the division of the leg. The power begins as one and then splits into two on the basis of submission (bending at the knee). One half is larger than the other just like the tibia is larger than the fibula. At the time of the end, there is a drastic change in direction like the foot appearing at right angles to the leg. This change is based on a vulnerability (wounded heel). Then it is shattered and five dominant pieces emerged at the very end in each foot.

Feet Of Iron And Clay - Europe (476 to the end)
"In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, just as you saw the iron mixed with common clay. "As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. (Daniel 2: 41-42)
» Ten Toes. The ten toes are the ten European nations that formed the ten divisions of the Western Roman Empire (476AD to the end of time). The Middle East is the divided nations of the rest of the foot. The Roman empire was divided in the eastern (Byzantine) empire and the western empire. The divided kingdom includes all the nations of Eastern and Western Roman empire. The western empire was plagued by the Barbarians and a Roman army had to help to secure the throne of the Pope by removing three of the most violent tribes. The emperor moved to a new capital in Constantinople and left the western empire and the old capital city of Rome to the church. So in the beginning, at a critical phase of its fall there were ten divisions.
Bulb The Final Ten. In the end, the divided kingdom will again have ten distinct sections which are divided internally.
» Iron. The brutal fractured pieces of iron are the remnants of the monarchies.
» Common Clay. These are the Barbarian hordes that overran Rome.

Strong And Weak Kingdoms
Many nations of Europe eventually built their own empires. Like the Romans, they built it through slavery. Here is a map of the colonial empires.
» Strong. Britain, Spain, France and Portugal were some of the strongest political and economic empires in the West during the Colonial era. While the Ottoman Turks ruled the east. Germany became a strong military nation under Adolph Hitler.
» Strong and Small. Italy became a strong religious power because of the presence of the Vatican. Switzerland remained a small nation, but is now a financial giant. Many smaller, less powerful European nations broke away from these major countries.
» Weak. The North African countries and Egypt became weaker nations and never rose to empire status again.

The Breakup Of The Roman Empire
Tribe Location
Ten Toes
Western Rome Europe
1Franks France
4Suevi Portugal
5Anglo-Saxons England
6Burgundians Switzerland
7Visigoths Spain
8Heruli Extinct (493)
9VandalsExtinct (534)
10OstrogothsExtinct (538)
Divided Foot
Byzantine Empire Middle East
The Lombards occupied Italy after the Heruli and Ostrogoths.

In another lesson three of the ten nations fell.
Will three nations in the old Roman empire be conquered again to establish the pattern.
Which three, if any, will be conquered again?
From Daniel 11: 40-45, it seems that the nations in danger of being overthrown are Iraq, Egypt and either Iran or Libya.
Map of the Ten divisions of Rome
The Final Ten. You may be wondering about the "ten nations" of Europe. As of 2007, the European Union consists of about 27 nations. These include nations that are not a part of the original Roman empire (Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland). It does not include other nations that were part of the eastern empire.
The prophecy captures a moment in time. You will see this in the division of the Greek empire. Daniel 2 hints of probably two divisions with the ends of the two arms. Daniel 7 clearly demonstrates four divisions. However, Daniel 8 clearly shows a sequence of one empire followed by four. Then Daniel 11 adds more detail by showing that after a period of four divisions the empire will settle down into two divisions.
History shows that before the empire settled into four divisions, there was a turbulent period when many powers were trying to obtain a piece of the empire. Prophecy does not deal with all the phases and temporary triumphs. It chooses a significant snapshot of time.
At the end of time, Revelation 17 hints that there will be ten powerful kings once again in Europe. They will act in only two weeks to fulfill the prophecy.
In the past, as the little horn was establishing its power during 530-538 there were ten significant tribes. In the last days, as the little horn establishes global dominance once again it will be through a group of ten with seven stronger members.
Therefore, prophecy only chooses to concentrate on the ten divisions.

The Destiny Of Europe
The Bible predicts that Europe will never unite again as one nation. They will try, but they will not stick together. The futility of these efforts is described in these words.
"And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. (Daniel 2: 43)

  1. Feet of Iron and Clay. They will be as divided as a mixture of iron and clay. Rome became a divided kingdom around 476 AD. This is symbolized by the two feet of iron and clay. The iron represents strength. The clay represents weakness. The ten divisions of the Roman empire contained both strong and weak nations. The Bible predicts that they will never unite as one nation.
  2. Combine in the Seed of Men. The territory of the old Roman empire was largely dominated by four major families. Most of these monarchies ended in 1918. They will try to unite by marriage. After the Dark Ages, Europe tried to unite by marriage but was never successful. Queen Victoria became the most famous as the "grandmother of Europe". Her children and grandchildren married into most of the royal houses of Europe.
    » Many Failed Efforts. Many leaders have tried to unite the kingdom through many wars. Charlemagne, Otto the great, Charles IV, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Bismark, the Ottomans, Kaiser Wilhelm and Adolph Hitler all tried ... and failed! Only the church has ever succeeded in controlling the leaders of the European nations.
    » European Union. Since the 1940's they have tried an economic union. The politicians have been trying to go beyond the economic union to create a political union of one nation. In 2000 they introduced a standard currency. They were hoping to ratify a constitution in November 2006. The rules state that all 25 members must agree before it can be implemented. The first nine nations approved because their politicians decided in a parliamentary vote. (Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain). But the tenth country did not. Not even a symbolic appearance of ten heads formed. But in two countries the choice was left to the popular vote and the people rejected it. On May 29, 2005 the French voters said no by a 55% majority. On June 1, the Dutch said no by a 66% majority. Britain canceled elections. As of 2007, politicians are trying to schedule parliamentary votes to avoid the popular vote. God says that they will not unite again.
    Over the years this economic union has tried to maintain the appearance of one political union. However, Britain never changed their currency and the recent 2008 economic turmoil involving the financial problems of the PIIGS nations (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) have dealt a serious threat to this "union". Germany stepped in to manage these economies to prevent them from leaving the union. The strict austerity measures are not popular but Germany is again in a critical political and economic role at the end of time.
    European Unity
    Daniel 2: 43 states that the divided kingdom of Rome will not stick to each other.

    In the past, many different attempts have been made to unite Europe by (marriage, war, religion and economics).

    In view of current attempts to unite Europe, it seems to suggest that these efforts will eventually fail.

    In the past God used other armies to prevent this complete political union. This time it will probably be the Second Coming that ruins these plans.

    The French Connection.
    Vive La France! The French have been instrumental in fulfilling prophecy several times.

Stone - The Second Coming (Future)
"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
"Just as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation can be trusted."
(Daniel 2: 44-45)
It is during the days when the kingdom is divided that God will set up His kingdom. God combined the image of the shattered earth with the cause, the Rock. The rain from heaven brings the curse in Deuteronomy 28: 23-24.

  1. First Coming (The Stone From Mount Zion). The Stone comes from a mountain. It is cut from that mountain. This mountain is the kingdom of heaven. From it a new kingdom is established in Christ.
    The Chief Stone In Zion. Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28: 16)
    Christ takes possession of that kingdom as we will see in Daniel 7. Something happens in heaven before the stone strikes the earth and after the kingdom was divided in 476 AD.
    » Without Hands. An event that is not by human activity.
    Not Of Human Origin. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; (Hebrew 9: 11)
    » The Ten Commandments. The law of God is the only "stone built without hands".
    » Cutting The Stone. Christ is the stone, the character of God. The cutting out of the stone is not just the incarnation of Christ which occurred about 4 BC. It must be another event which occurs after the division of the toes or "in the days of those kings" (476 AD) when Christ was crowned King and given a kingdom. We can look at the life of David to see the same set of events. The kingdom belonged to the tribe of Judah, yet it was in possession of the tribe of Benjamin. He was anointed king as a youth but it was several years before he took possession of the kingdom and began to rule.
  2. Second Coming. The Stone destroys the image after it is cut out of the mountain.
    After the Second Coming, God destroys the kingdoms of the earth.
    The Stone That Crushes To Powder. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. (Matthew 21: 42,44)
  3. Third Coming. The Stone establishes another mountain.
    It is only after the thousand years, after the third coming, that the New Jerusalem comes to earth and God sets up His throne on the earth.

Judgment By Heaven
In Favor Of The Saints
Angels And The Wicked
Judged By The Saints
Judgment Of The Wicked By God
18447 Last Plagues Second Coming Millennium Third Coming
Old Earth Resurrection 1 Earth Partially DestroyedResurrection 2HellMountainNew Heavens And Earth
New Kingdom Stone Cut Out Of A Mountain Destruction Stone Strikes The EarthStone Becomes Another Mountain
The mountain represents God's sanctuary and truth. Zion is called the "mountain of the Lord's house."
In the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills, and all the nations will stream to it. (Isaiah 2: 1-5)

New Kingdom Summary: Nebuchadnezzar attacked the sanctuary in Jerusalem and destroyed it. God shows this pagan king that there is a sanctuary far removed from this earth in heaven that he cannot destroy. The Rock who is Christ will come from that sanctuary and destroy all the kingdoms of the earth.
The prophecy indicates that the kingdom will be established after the nations are divided in 476, but the Rock will destroy the earth after the kings lose their crowns. This will happen sometime after World War 1 in the days of modern Europe when the crowned heads lose their power (1918). In the place of the kings of the earth, God will establish a Sanctuary kingdom that will never be destroyed again.

Christ is the Rock that will appear at the end of the world to rescue the saints, smash all worldly powers and begin a government of righteousness on the earth. Coming from Mt. Sinai with the Commandments, Moses threw the two tables of stone and broke it in pieces, then ground their golden idol into powder and made them drink it. This is a picture of what the stone will do. They worshipped idols and were ground to dust for disobeying the royal law of God.
Jesus is the Rock and the chief corner stone according to Acts 4: 11 and Ephesians 2: 20.
and they all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and that rock was Christ. (1 Corinthians 10: 4)

The Future Of Europe And The Old Roman Empire
Attempts to Unite Europe by War and Marriage and Economics
Empire Section of Roman Empire
Roman Area in the purple border
Charlemagne France, Germany, North Italy
Napoleon France, Belgium, North Italy, Corsica, Malta, Egypt, Sweden, Spain, Naples, Switzerland, Austria, Germany.
Allies: Spain, Russia, Bavaria
Hitler's Third Reich Except England, Spain, Egypt, and Middle East
European Union (2004) Except North Africa, Eastern empire and some of the Baltic region. Not fully political
Ottoman Empire Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Israel, North Africa, Macedonia, Cyprus, Crete, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Moldova, Yugoslavia
Kings# Sample of Nations by Marriage
England14Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Romania, Prussia, Canada
Spain 13 France, Greece, England, Portugal, Austria, Sicily, Denmark, Germany
France11 Spain, Portugal, England, Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Germany
Norway 11 France, Sweden, Prussia, Denmark
Denmark14 Russia, England, Spain, Iceland
Russia8 Greece, Spain, France, England, Prussia, Denmark, Sweden
Map of attempts to unite Europe
German Reich German Allies Neutral Undefeated Roman Empire
Major Family Region of Influence
1Hapsburgs Austria (from 1282, 1804-1918), Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) and Hungary (from 1526 - 1918). Holy Roman Emperors (from 1438 - 1806), Spain (1516-1700)
2Hohenzollerns Principally Germany and Prussia (ended in 1918)
3RomanovsRussia (1613-1917). It was not part of the Roman empire
4OttomansOttoman Empire (1917-18). Turkey, Balkans, Middle East
World War 1 started when Arch Duke Ferdinand, one of the Hapsburgs, was assassinated in 1917. After the war, in the Treaty of Versailles, Europe largely abandoned these monarchies.
Queen Victoria ("The Grandmother of Europe"). She married a German prince and their nine children married into the royal houses of Prussia, Denmark, Austria, Russia, Spain, Waldeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Battenburg, Darmsatt, and Scotland (the prime minister of Canada). Her grandson became King of Romania and other grandchildren married into the royal families of Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Germany.

In a future lesson we will learn that at the very end of time there will be a turbulent union of the old empire or part of it which survives long enough to accomplish one goal. This is to give power to the United States and the Catholic church. This authority is used to persecute the true church of God. In the end, the union collapses in violence against each other. They will be as successful in uniting the old empire as Hitler was. It is a relationship forged in resentments which will not last.
The prophecy is quite clear. The pieces of the old Roman empire will not unite under one leader as one unified peaceful country. But they will try. They will be divided at the Second Coming.
A strict reading must conclude that all the territory will not unite as one. But the European Union is only part of the territory. So would a successful union of these countries violate prophecy?
Some of the unification methods mentioned by prophecy were tried by Europe and they all failed. So an analysis of the history of the regions and the prophecy seems to suggest that God will even act to destroy any significant union until one significant moment in time when it is time for its final destruction. Only those headed for destruction will see this as a triumph.
The Beast Is Revived. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that was and is not and will come.
The Mysterious Ten Kings. The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
One Goal. They have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
Persecution. These will wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are called and chosen and faithful.
The Will of God. For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.
(Revelation 17: 8, 12-14, 17)
There is the answer to any final union. The beast is healed and allowed to revive so that it can be destroyed. God allows them to unite long enough to persecute His people so that He can destroy them.

The Great World Empires.
People often ask why certain great empires were not included in prophecy. It is important to note that the prophecy was concerned with the empires that conquered or ruled over Israel (His chosen people). This fact becomes important in understanding that the prophecies were not concerned with the size or strength or wealth of an empire. It was concerned with the status of God's people and who was in charge of the covenant, because that is where the spiritual battles would occur. Therefore, the prophecy does not mention other great empires because they did not rule over Israel.
For this same reason, after the Jews rejected Christ and the covenant was made with the Gentiles, only the divided Roman empire that controlled the Christians were the focus, not the eastern Islamic empires that controlled Israel.

» The Prophetic Game. It is like a game of tag or football where team Satan chases the runner who has the ball (the covenant). Prophecy is simply the announcer who broadcasts the plays and the scores and the schedule. There may be other great players in the audience but they have not formed a team that is willing to play the game.

» The Birth Of Empires. Also, in a study of history, it appears that many of the great civilizations that people thought would have appeared in prophecy emerged after the great empires of this prophecy and during the reign of Rome when the prophecy says that the kingdoms will be divided. The few civilizations that began to emerge during the Greek period, were local, unorganized and tribal. China was mostly organized after 221 BC. The Aztecs (100-650 AD) and the native American Hopewell culture emerged after Christ (100-400AD) and the Olmecs before (1200-400BC). The Vikings and most of Europe and Russia were Barbarians. The height of the Mayan civilization was 250-900AD and they first met Christians in 1519. None of these controlled the Jews or the Christians and most emerged after Christ.
The Ottomans (1300-1922) ruled the Jews after they lost preeminence to the Christians as the people of the covenant.

AbrahamIsaiah JeremiahDaniel and Ezekiel John
Israel (12 Tribes) Jews (2 Tribes) Crucifixion East Jews Byzantine Islamic Ottoman Britain
Egypt Assyria Babylon PersiaGreece Rome West Christians Rome Papacy Europe USA
Yin Olmec Zhou Dynasty Tsin Dynasty Hopewell, Aztec Mayan VikingsRussia

» The Prophets Of The Captivity. Abraham prophesied about captivity in Egypt and Isaiah about the Assyrian captivity. Jeremiah prophesied about Babylon. Daniel and Ezekiel prophesied about Babylon until the end of time. John prophesied about the period after Christ until Babylon the Great.

Repeat Repetition And Enlargement
This is the first in a series of apocalyptic prophecies that show the succession of empires remaining on the earth.
It also demonstrates how the earth will be destroyed by the curse.

Type A Legal Stoning
Greece And Rome. And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
Crushed To Powder By The Rock. The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
(Deuteronomy 28: 23-24)
The curse even links Greece and Rome together as a future prophecy will do (Daniel 4 and 7).
Law The Stoning Of The Earth
Text Event Meaning
Numbers 15: 32-36 Death penalty for sin Stoning to death
Deuteronomy 28: 24
Exodus 32: 19-20
The curse for idolatry and rebellion Grinding the idol to powder by raining large chunks of powder
Daniel 2: 24 A Rock strikes the kingdoms of the world Jesus is the Rock who conquers the kingdoms of the world
Revelation 6: 16 Mountains and Rocks fall on the wicked The wicked try to hide under the rocks at the Second Coming
Revelation 16: 21 Seventh Plague Hail stones falls on the wicked at the Second Coming

Type David And Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
King David, a type of Christ also killed a metal-clad giant with a rock and a sword to liberate Israel.

Type Babylon And Babylon The Great
Sky or Heaven Vomit
BabylonHeadBabylon the Great Up: Vomit
7 rulers7 Neck Vertebra7 Heads
2 nations 2 Arms2 Beasts
12 kings12 Ribs12 Tribes
10 ? 10 Fingers10 Horns
GreeceBellyChurch persecuted by the ten horns in the belly of the beast
10 nations5 lumbar, 5 sacral vertebra
Little HornPenis
Fused CoccyxUnited Church
RomeAnusDungDown: Dung
LegsTen horns become trampled dirt
10 toes
Earth Of ClayDung
Why is the last power on earth called Babylon the Great?
But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn. (Deuteronomy 21: 17)
Babylon returns again as a strong Babylon the great. As the first born of the evil empires he gets double the inheritance, so he gets to rule twice. The firstborn is also the beginning of his father's strength, coming out of his loins. So the emergence of Babylon coming out of the loins of Greece is the connection to the Greco-Roman empire. However, his seed will be spilled on the earth, becoming useless, because his seed will become dung on the earth. The leader of Babylon will never sire a nation. His seed and name will be cut off.

Let us use the symbol of the statue with the symbol of devouring the people to see how the history of the world is portrayed. To understand this you should have already read about the meaning of the symbols in the process of eating.

Type Patterns And Types Of The Righteous And The Wicked
The righteous and wicked have a structurally similar life pattern.

Type Antichrist Patterns And Types Of Christ
Notice how the leaders of these kingdoms appear to be a type of how Christ was viewed by His enemies. Christ was treated as one who violated Israel just as these potential conquerers had. They are Antichrist.
god Man-Gods. All of these men were the first in a series of rulers who aspired to be given the status of gods while they were alive. Prior to this, many societies conferred deity only on their dead kings who had great accomplishments.

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Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
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