King Nebuchadnezzar dream unlocks the rest of prophesies of the Book of Daniel which unlock the Book of Revelation. Daniel wrote King Nebuchadnezzar dream prophetically; what He wrote had not yet come to pass.
But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days (Dan 2:28).
We can look and see what has already being fulfilled and what has not. Here is the dream;
Dan 2:31-35: Thou, O king, saw, 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 of iron and part of clay. Thou saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke 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 threshing-floors; 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 whole earth.
King Nebuchadnezzar dream image
The image represents the world time-line entirely from that time of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to the coming of Jesus Christ (the last coming of Christ to judge the world). The four metals in the image are regressing or diminishing in value; gold is valuable than silver, silver than brass, brass than iron and iron than clay.
These four metals speak of four kingdoms, governments or empires who will rule the world in their order respectively. Know that the four kingdoms, governments or empires are those who have or had a direct bearing to the Nation of Israel. Apart from having a direct impart to the Nation of Israel, the four governments rule the entire world in their times.
The power, strength and glory of the four governments diminish from the first to the last accordingly as seeing in the diminishing in value of the four metals from gold to clay. Their power, strength and glory diminishes in comparison with the latter power not in comparison to any world power at their times.
In times of their reign, the four governments rule the entire world and they are the most powerful, strongest with the highest glory as compared to any other world governments but not as powerful as the latter mentioned government.
Daniel interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar dream
The head of Gold
Dan 2:37-38: Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And where-so-ever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven has he given into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
Nebuchadnezzar was the ruler, the king, of the Babylon Empire. The Babylon Empire was an absolute monarchy and the most powerful, strong, superior empire there ever was in the world. It had an absolute effect and rule on the entire world than any other empire there ever was in the world and Nebuchadnezzar was the ruler of the empire thus the head of gold.
Breast and arms of silver
Dan 2:39: And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you,…
In 530 BC the Medes and the Persians overthrew the Babylon Empire. Reason there are two arms of silver in the image; one arm representing Medes and the other representing the Persians. The Empire of Medes and Persians was inferior to the Babylon Empire but they overthrew the Babylon Empire.
They were not as great as the Empire of Babylon neither in scope nor rulers, and they were a constitutional monarchy not an absolute monarchy as the Babylon Empire.
The vision of overthrow of the Babylon Empire and giving it to the Medes and the Persians was also presented to King Belshazzar who was a son of the former Babylon king, King Nebuchadnezzar, and we see this in Daniel chapter 5. A hand wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, ‘MENE, MENE, TEKEL and UPHARSIN’.
In interpreting the writings of the hand to the wall to King Belshazzar, Daniel told him, ‘Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians’ (Dan 5:28). It is during the reign of King Belshazzar when Babylon Empire was given to the Medes and Persians. The Medes and Persians were not as powerful and strong as the Babylon Empire thus being of silver as seeing in the image.
Belly and thighs of brass
…and another third kingdom of brass (Dan 2:39)
The Medes and Persians were overthrown in 330 BC by the Grecians (Greece). Alexander the great conquered the whole world including the Medes and Persians when He was about 33 years old. After conquering the whole world, Alexander the great cried and said, ‘is there are no more worlds for me to conquer’.
The Grecians, led by Alexander the great, were less powerful and strong than the Babylon Empire and the Medes and Persians thus being the belly of brass in the image. Brass is less in value than silver and gold.
Legs of iron
Dan 2:40: And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things: and as iron that breaks all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
The Grecian Empire was overthrown by the Roman Empire being represented by the two legs of iron in the image. Two legs because the Roman Empire split into two; East and west Rome. Iron because it was a brutal empire which crashed every person and government to submission even the Grecian Empire.
The empire was less powerful and strong than the Grecian Empire, the Medes and Persians and the Babylon Empire thus being of iron as seeing from the image. Iron is less in value than brass, silver and gold.
In the reign of the Roman Empire, in 70 AD the Romans come down into Israel, destroyed the temple, slaughtered many people, raped women, wiped out everything and every person and all Jews were scattered all over the world.
Israel is God’s time piece as revealed in the article; the church in Daniel 70 weeks. After the Romans come down, destroyed and wiped out the Jews, Israel ceased to be a sovereign nation and God clock stopped.
In 1948 AD, immediately after the end of world war 11 a miracle happened. Israel was proclaimed a nation and in May 19th 1948 AD, Israel became a sovereign nation.
See that Israel ceased to be a nation in 70 AD until 1948 AD.
Feet part of iron and part of clay
Dan 2:41: And whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
The foot of the image has ten toes partly of iron and partly of clay. Immediately Israel became a nation in May 19th 1948 AD, in May 9th 1950 AD, six nations come together in the City of Rome, formed the Treaty of Rome and started a new resurrected Roman empire.
The six are; France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. They called the treaty the European Common Market calling themselves the Big Ten (their plan was to be ten).
Few years later four other nations became part of the European Common Market forming the complete Big Ten. Greece was the last to sign the treaty thus becoming the tenth nation of the European Common Market what is now called the European Union (EU).
The European Union, which is the ten toes of the image, is an extension of the old Roman Empire, the legs of the image. The nations in the European Union have an agenda of forming one common market and holding on strongly together but they are struggling thus partly of iron and partly clay. Clay and iron do not hold to each other strongly.
Stone cut without hands
Dan 2:44: 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 for ever.
The Big Ten are the ten nations of the newly resurrected Roman Empire each nation having a ruler or a king. And in the times of the ten kings a stone cut without hands will smote the image and break it in pieces and consume all kingdoms, governments or empires. That is, God will set His kingdom in the days of this ten kings and this are the times we are in today.
The stone cut without hands is Jesus Christ, the rock of our salvation. 1Pet 2:6: Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
Mt 21:42-44: Jesus said unto them, did you never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Look keenly at the last verse. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. Whosoever falls on (accepts) Jesus, s/he is broken; His/her flesh is killed and whosoever Jesus falls on, He grinds Him to powder. Jesus speaking the same words as Daniel, ‘…it shall break in pieces’.
NB: These governments were revealed to an unbeliever, King Nebuchadnezzar, in form of an image of Gold, silver, brass, iron and clay which is a man’s perspective. God revealed the same governments to a believer, Daniel, in form of beasts which is God’s perspective of these governments as seeing in Daniel chapter 7: Daniel’s dream of four beasts.
After Nebuchadnezzar seeing the image in his dream and knowing that he is the head of gold, he goes ahead and makes the image not of gold, silver, brass, iron and clay but all gold. Continue reading in Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image.
Peace be with you.