Daniel 2 & The Power of Crumbling Nations--Past & Present

Prophecy “Near”… “Far” & “Near" Again

Ancient Nations Foretell the Fall of Modern Nations at the End of Time

The ancient Hebrew prophecies have “near”… “far” and “near" again fulfillment. Take for example Nebuchadnezzar’s STATUE of metals in Daniel 2. Daniel interpreted the king’s dream by focusing on the current (near) and future (far) persecuting powers against God’s chosen people—the Jews, and the STONE (Messiah) who would conquer all NATIONS at the end of time (near again). The king was the head of gold—Babylon of Daniel's day. Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom would be conquered by the chest and arms and silver—the Persians. As the centuries progressed, Persia in turn would collapse to Alexander the Great and the Grecian empire—the belly and thighs of bronze. Rome's power--the religious and political legs of iron eventually acquiesce to the modern global powers of the world. For centuries, the statue lay dormant. The final part of the prophecy would be placed on hold until the last days brings it to life! So, the STATUE represented a “near” prophecy in Daniel's day that would reach “far” into the future, but would come to life again and begin to crumble and ultimately fall into a heap of ruins in the "near" again prophecies of the appointed time of the end. 

How do we know Jesus is coming soon? The Daniel 2 prophecy of the IMAGE has come back to life; and, as prophesied the STATUE is beginning again to collapse! 

The head of gold is modern-day IRAQ. IRAQ was conquered by the West and fell in the Gulf War of 2003-2011. 

Next will be the Persians—modern-day IRAN. IRAN is the chest and arms that will soon be shattered by the West.

To follow will be the sudden downfall of modern-day GREECE (including other nations of EUROPE)--the belly and thighs of bronze--by Russian aggression.

ROMES two iron legs--religious (Vatican) and political (European Union) are also bound to collapse during the appointed time of the end, giving way to the TEN TOES of global power at the very edge of eternity who will rule one hour with the Antichrist BEAST. 

The prophecies tell us he will certainly rule for three and a half years until his demise and the crashing down of the STATUE of nations. "The Beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months [3.5 years]. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander His name and His dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth [who do not stand firm in faith] will worship the Beast," Revelation 13:5-8.

Revelation 17:12-14 provides proof of the demise of Daniel's IMAGE: “The TEN HORNS (or, TOES) you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the Beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the Beast. They will wage war against the LAMB, but the LAMB (STONE that the builders rejected) will triumph over them because He is LORD of lords and KING of kings.”

Watch world events and consider Daniel's image. As IRAQ fell, so IRAN will fall next. Then GREECE and other EUROPEAN nations. ROME/ITALY will also be in the cross-hairs as the appointed time unfolds. Once the majority of the statue crumbles, we can expect the UNITED NATIONS and BEAST to create a world-wide TEN REGION GLOBAL ALLIANCE at the very edge of eternity that will only cling together a short moment in time to confront the conquering KING with HIS ARMY, which approaching with speed and distance may be interpreted by some as a meteor or alien invasion. However, if they knew the Bible and listened to His servants the prophets, they would know Who they are fighting against--the Conquering King of kings, Yeshua our Messiah!

 

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