Nebuchadnezzars  Dream

The Four Kingdoms
In the days of these Kings shall God set  up His  Kingdom

King Nebuchadnezzar had sent for Daniel to tell him what he had dremed and to give him the interpretation of his vision that had troubled him. Daniel begins by assuring the King, "But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to King Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed are these." (Dan. 2:28)Daniel begins to relate to the King what he saw beginning with verse 31..."Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part iron and part clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay,the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer thrashingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them:and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain. and filled the earth."

Daniel then gives the complete detailed interpretation, which is recorded, in remaining part of this same chapter beginning with verse 36 through 45. He gives the identifying characteristics of each Kingdom in succession. Consider the Image above which reveals fully the time frame for us. Daniel begins his intrerpretation for the King..."Thou art this head of gold." This tells us that the first Kingdom was Babylon, for Nebuchadnezzar was the King of Babylon. The second Kingdom was the Medeo-Persian, the third was the Grecian and the fourth was the Kingdom of Rome.We will consider the meaning of these prophetic truths fully as we present this study.

We will focus our attention on the fourth kingdom, for this will give us a proper understanding of when the Kingdom of God was established upon the earth. Most Biblical scholars and students alike agree concerning the interpretation of the four kingdoms. The controversy comes when considering the establishment of the fifth kingdom, which is the Kingdom of God.

Concerning this kingdom Daniel writes these words…
"And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. For as much as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof is sure.” (Daniel 2:44-45)

Let Us Study The Certainty Of The Interpretation

The Stone

The "Stone" is said to have struck the image while it is yet standing.(Daniel 2:45)

The Kingdom of God

In the days of these Kings shall the God of heaven set up His Kingdom. (Daniel 2:44)

The Little Horn

The "Liitle Horn" had the eyes of a man and he spoke great things against the Most High.
(Daniel 7:8)

The Eyes of a Man

In this "Little Horn" were the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things against the Most High. (Daniel 7:8)

War Against The Saints

This same "Little Horn" made war against God's saints. (Daniel 7:21)

The Mark Of The Beast

John, the Revelator sees this "Little Horn" in the Revelation prophecy. (Revelation 13:15-18)


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