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1 Daniel 2 Nebuchadnezzars Statue

2 Nebuchadnezzar's dream head of fine gold breast and his arms of silver belly and thighs of bronze Legs of iron Feet: part of iron and part of clay Rock

3 Meaning of the dream… Dan 2:29: –He (=God) who reveals secrets makes known to you what shall happen. In other words: –Nebuchadnezzar's dream is a prediction on future events !!! Can we (a future generation) see these events in history (or future) ?

4 Help in understanding the dream Dan 2:38: –You ( Nebuchadnezzar) are this head of gold Dan 2:39: –after you shall arise another kingdom (lower than you) - Silver –another third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. Dan 2:40: –fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron Dan 2:41: –feet and toes, part of potters' clay and part of iron; the kingdom shall be divided

5 What is the dream about ? Certain: Successive kingdoms that arise What do these kingdoms have in common ? –Theory 1: they rule over the Jewish State –Theory 2: they rule over the Babylonian Territory

6 Geographic Overview Israel

7 Theory 1: who rules over Israel ? From History: –Babylonian Empire conquered Israel around 600 BC –Persian Empire conquered the Babylonian Empire around 500 BC –Greek Empire (Alexander the Great) defeated the Persians around 330 BC –Roman Empire conquered Israel around 60 BC –Last Empire is still to come… (feet of iron and clay – I believe its the Islamic Empire)

8 Head of Gold

9 Breast and Arms of Silver

10 Belly and Thighs of bronze

11 Legs of Iron

12 My problem with Theory 1 There is one big inconsistency with this theory: –Dan 2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron. Since iron crushes and smashes all things; and as the iron that shatters all these, it will crush and shatter. –If the fourth kingdom is the Roman Empire, it did not crush nor smash all things. The Romans never conquered Persia !!! Personally, I believe this interpretation is flawed because Gods predictions are always right on the money in every detail !

13 Theory 2: who ruled Babylon From History: –Babylonian Empire conquered Israel around 600 BC –Persian Empire conquered the Babylonian Empire around 500 BC –Greek Empire (Alexander the Great) ruled Babylon around 330 BC –The Islamic Empire (culminating in the Ottoman Empire) ruled Babylon from around 600 AD to 1900 AD –The Last Empire is a revived Islamic Empire (iron mixed with clay)

14 Head of Gold

15 Breast and Arms of Silver

16 Belly and Thighs of bronze

17 Legs of Iron Islamic Empire

18 The Last Kingdom…

19 Feet of Iron and Clay Ahmadinejad: Wipe Israel off the map…

20 Psalm 83 Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, so that the name Israel may be remembered no more. Psa 83:5 For with one heart they have plotted together; they have made a covenant against You-- Psa 83:6 the tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarites; Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the people of Tyre; Psa 83:8 and Assyria has joined with them; they have helped the sons of Lot. Selah.

21 Nations mentioned in Psalm 83

22 Feet of Iron and Clay Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings, the God of Heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed.


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