In the book of Daniel, chapter 2, a king called Nebuchadnezzar has a dream which God interprets through his prophet. The dream is about an image with a gold head, silver chest and arms, bronze belly and thighs, iron legs and feet of iron mixed with clay. A small stone cut out without human hands strikes the image on the feet, it collapses and is ground to powder. The stone then grows to fill the whole earth. Daniel gives the interpretation from God: the image represents different world empires through the next 2000 years. The head represented Babylon which was the ruling power at the time, the chest and arms represented the Medes and Persians, the belly and thighs Greece, and the legs represented Rome.
Taking a brief look at history, you can see these empires represented by the different metals. The feet represent divided kingdoms, illustrating the different ruling powers we currently see in the world. We can see all parts of the prophecy until the stone, have happened. It’s remarkable, since the book of Daniel was written in approximately 500BC!
The last part of the prophecy (verse 44) represents the return of Jesus, the son of God, to the earth. All ruling powers will be replaced by Jesus, and ultimately God. This will give us a world of complete peace, no hunger, no suffering, no pain, no sadness and no death. We can have confidence in God’s word, He always keeps his promises. We encourage you to read the Bible to find out more.
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