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When Every Politician on Earth Will Be a Saint (6 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
You remember that last week, we looked at the interpretation of the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. We notice that in the dream, Nebuchadnezzar saw a statue and it was made of different materials. These materials represented four world empires plus the last empire that is to come, the empire of the anti-Christ. Hundreds and hundreds of years before these events took place, Daniel saw them in a vision. It's represented in this great statue.
You see the head of gold representing Babylon, that was the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar. Then, of course, a breastplate of silver, representing the successor to Babylon, the Medo-Persian empire of Durias.
Then, you see the brass, which represents Greece and the armies of Alexander the Great who conquered the world. Then, the iron leg represents Rome, the strongest of all of these in the way that it crushed the nations that would try to oppose it.
The historians talk about the iron legions of Rome. The Bible says that iron breaks and smashes all these other kingdoms into pieces and that is the great empire of Rome.
Now, since Rome, there has not been a great world empire. People have tried it. Napoleon tried it. Hitler tried it. Others tried it but they all failed.
There's going to be a fifth empire and this is what we are going to look at today, the iron mixed with clay. The toes of the feet which were partly iron and partly clay, represent the next world empire that we've not seen yet, but it's on the way, that is the empire of the anti-Christ.
Now, he describes this in verse 41-43 and I call this the final rule of Satan because Satan, of course, is the prince of the power of the air. He's called the god of this world. Satan has been given a certain realm and spear of operation by God and in doing that, he has caused the nations of the world to be at war. He's caused ...
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