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Dream of Statue

   “These nights, I had a same dream, it makes me very scared, panic and distraught. I don’t know how to explain to you, but it makes me grumpy, restless and can’t calm down. I can’t tell you the dream because I don’t remember what is this dream about. But I can tell you I am really scared and want to know what the dream about.” –Maybe this was Nebuchadnezzar feeling, the king of Babylon.


   So I ordered soothsayer priests, conjurers, sorcerers and Chaldeans came and told me what about my dream. But the Chaldeans asked me to tell them my dream, it made me very very angry. You know, if I know that dream, do I need them to tell me again? So I told them “unless you tell me the dream and its meaning, you shall be cut to pieces and your houses made into a refuse heap”. But if they can tell me, “they shall receive from me gifts and presents and great honors.”


   But they replied me for my request was too difficult, harsh and asked me to tell them about the dream again. It made me violently angry again, so I issued the decree to kill all wise men include Daniel whose name also called Belteshazzar. The next day, Daniel came and said he could told me my dream, I ask him curiously “Are you really can tell me the dream that I had and its meaning?


   Daniel told me “The mystery about which the king has inquired, the wise men, enchanters, magicians, and diviners could not explain to the king. 28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what is to happen in the last days; this was your dream, the visions you saw as you lay in bed. 29 To you in your bed there came thoughts about what should happen in the future, and he who reveals mysteries showed you what is to be. 30 To me also this mystery has been revealed; not that I am wiser than any other living person, but in order that its meaning may be made known to the king, that you may understand the thoughts of your own mind.” –Daniel 2:28-30


Then he told me, “31  “In your vision, O king, you saw a statue, very large and exceedingly bright, terrifying in appearance as it stood before you. 32  Its head was pure gold, its chest and arms were silver, its belly and thighs bronze, 33  its legs iron, its feet partly iron and partly clay. 34  While you watched, a stone was hewn from a mountain without a hand being put to it, and it struck its iron and clay feet, breaking them in pieces. 35  The iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold all crumbled at once, fine as the chaff on the threshing floor in summer, and the wind blew them away without leaving a trace. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.” –Daniel 2:31-35

Daniel Dream of Statue
Daniel Dream of Statue


Then he explained about the dream to me. “37 You, O king, are the king of kings; to you the God of heaven has given dominion and strength, power and glory; 38 human beings, wild beasts, and birds of the air, wherever they may dwell, he has handed over to you, making you ruler over them all; you are the head of gold”.


   Oh yes, I am the head of gold. What about the other parts of the statue? He continued “39 Another kingdom shall take your place, inferior to yours, then a third kingdom, of bronze, which shall rule over the whole earth. 40 There shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron; it shall break in pieces and subdue all these others, just as iron breaks in pieces and crushes everything else. 41 The feet and toes you saw, partly of clay and partly of iron, mean that it shall be a divided kingdom, but yet have some of the hardness of iron. As you saw the iron mixed with clay tile, 42 and the toes partly iron and partly clay, the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 The iron mixed with clay means that they shall seal their alliances by intermarriage, but they shall not stay united, any more than iron mixes with clay.


   44 In the lifetime of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed or delivered up to another people; rather, it shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and put an end to them, and it shall stand forever. 45 That is the meaning of the stone you saw hewn from the mountain without a hand being put to it, which broke inpieces the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God has revealed to the king what shall be in the future; this is exactly what you dreamed, and its meaning is sure.”


   Wow! That was exactly what the dream I made, then I fell down and worshiped, “Truly your God is the God of gods and Lord of kings and a revealed of mysteries; that is why you were able to reveal this mystery.” I felt peace now, and recognize Daniel’s god is the true God. I am Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon.


Daniel told us the dream about the statue, and this statue was formed by different materials. From Gold, Sliver, Bronze, Iron and clay(not metal). What does it mean? What does God want to tell us? Daniel explained that these materials represent different kingdoms start from the Gold head(Babylon), Silver chest and arms(Medes and Persians), Bronze belly and thighs(Greece), iron legs and feet.. wait, Bible doesn’t tell us iron represents what kingdom but says those kingdoms(the fourth) evolved from broken Greece kingdom. One of these kingdoms is Rome. You may read Daniel chapter 11 for how they evolved from Greece. So bronze and iron these 2 materials(2 kingdoms) are closely related. Daniel 4:15 says the great tree “bound with a band of iron and bronze”, that’s why we say they are closely related.


Daniel tell us the gold head represents the kingdom of Babylon. You may read Daniel chapter 8 especially verse 20,21, it tells us the second(silver) represents Persians and third(bronze) represents Greece. But none of verse tells us the name whose is the forth kingdom.


This dream shows us each part of the statue represents a kingdom has been given “the dominion and strength, power and glory” to rule the world. Properties of those metal materials that show us the brightness properties of those kingdoms. The statue is very large and exceedingly brightness start from gold(brightest), silver(bright), bronze(little bright) to iron and clay(dark). This represents the situation in its kingdom gradually turned from brightness to darkness. Finally will be destroyed by God’s kingdom.


Another properties is the characteristic of metal hardness, verse 40 says the “fourth kingdom strong as iron; it shall break in pieces and subdue all these others, just as iron breaks in pieces and crushes everything else”. This represents military force of those kingdoms from weak(gold) to strong(iron). On the other hand, the third kingdom Greece(bronze belly and thighs) “which shall rule over the whole earth”. In fact, Greek Empire ruled vast territory, but God said “it shall rule over the whole earth”. Although Greek Empire ruled map was very big, but it was far from “the whole earth”. Why God said that? Let’s think about it…


The birthplace of Democracy is Athens, Greece. Ancient Greece civilization entered its heyday at about 500 BC. Her politics(Democracy) and culture influence the surrounding area, including Rome, Italy area. Commerce, crafts, philosophy, science and art were developing like never before. The famous Socrates, Plato, Aristotle… were the famous figures of that period.


In 338 BC Alexander defeats the combined forces of Athens and Thebes, gained control over all of Greece. Although Alexander the Great built the Greek Empire but not included the Rome Italy, and at that time Roman implemented a republic system which was the earliest manifestation of democracy. After that in 44 BC, Roman Empire Caesar, the general of the Roman Republic, became dictator for life, symbolizing the end of the Roman republic(Democracy) the Democracy had been mortally wounded(killed) and disappeared started from that time. Til to 14th-17th century. this mortal wound started to heal, called “The Renaissance”. Actually until 20th century, Democracy began to spread quickly and peaked at 21st century our time, and this happened just only a hundred years. And now most countries in this world claim some form of democracy themselves. So, maybe that is God’s meaning, democracy started from Greece, Greece = Democracy, democracy system rules over the whole world. This is our world today.
 


   Let’s back to the statue, at the end of this statue, its’ feet and 10 toes are partly iron and partly clay. How did the fourth kingdom change and develop? Let’s see the history. Roman Empire(Iron part) ruled Britannia(Britain) and Gaul(Europe), they were deeply influenced by the political culture of Rome. After that they broke away from Rome and established many different European countries(ten horns, ten kings). Britain became the British Empire which people called “the Sun Never Sets” empire ; Gaul became many European countries such as France, Germany, Italy… Daniel 7:24 says


24 As for the ten horns,
out of this kingdom(the fourth beast-Roman) ten kings shall arise,
    and another shall arise after them;
he shall be different from the former ones,”


   When the end of the Statue, that are the part of feet and 10 toes, the United States independence from Britain and became the most powerful state in this world. Another side, European countries formed EU(European Union) and NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization). They are “the feet and 10 toes partly iron and partly clay, their kingdom is also partly strong and partly fragile. They shall seal their alliances by intermarriage, but they shall not stay union, any more than iron mixes with clay”. What does it mean? It tells us, they want the European to union but shall not. Now we are living in the end of this statue, do you eager to see God’s kingdom?


   Daniel 2:34,35 “a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”


The stone means Jesus, Matthew 21:42,44 Jesus said,


‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord’s doing,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.


Then the stone became a great mountain, it was setup by the YHWH God(Heavenly Father) in the Heaven, called “the Kingdom of Heaven”. Who is the king of this kingdom? Luke 1:31-33 “31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”


Yes, his name called Jesus, the king of heavenly kingdom. Jesus and 144000(Son of the kingdom) will breaking them(nations of statue) in pieces. Rev. 2:26,27 “26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, 27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.” This heavenly kingdom shall never be destroyed and shall stand forever. Amen.


   When will Jesus come back and destroy the Statue? Matthew 24:36 says “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” So no one knows when is that day only Father knows. Although we don’t know which year and which day but maybe Jesus come back is in Summer, why we can say that?


Daniel 2:35 “The iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold all crumbled at once, fine as the chaff on the threshing floor in “SUMMER” , and the wind blew them away without leaving a trace”. And Jesus said “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that “SUMMER” is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates”.


Jesus said “…Summer(Jesus back) is near”, same as Daniel said “…as the chaff on the threshing floor in ‘SUMMER’ “, so we say that Jesus should come back in summer and surely should be Northern Hemisphere time, for Jesus said this words was in Israel of Northern Hemisphere. Let’s well prepared for Jesus come back, and repent now. Amen.


   Let’s Prayer


   Thanks YHWH God our Heavenly Father, thanks Jesus Christ our King of kings and Lord of lords. Thank you Father setup the heavenly kingdom and Jesus be the king of the kingdom, we are eagerly looking forward for thousands years the new heaven and new earth. Your kingdom is perfect, best for your people and your will shall be done through it. No matter what kingdoms or governments human(or Devil) setup, or what ever what kind of their political systems they setup are couldn’t compare with yours’. Amen.

Jehovah God the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom you will and sets over it the lowliest of men, Rev.21:10-12 says “10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed”.


The holy city New Jerusalem(new government) of heavenly kingdom will rule all nations.



“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” – Rev. 4:11 Amen.

Prayer is also in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”


I King Nebuchadnezzar made another dream about <The greatest top tree and 7 periods>, please read it.


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