Nebuchadnezzar's image has always held a fascination with students of Bible prophecy. What do the various parts mean? How does it relate to the end time?
In the succession of empires envisaged by Nebuchadnezzar, the second to appear is represented by a chest and arms of silver, the Medo-Persian Empire.
The fourth empire of Daniel 2 is explained further in Daniel 7 as a terrifying beast. This empire and its horns play a role down to the return of Christ!
After Alexander's death, his generals carved out kingdoms of their own. From the resultant wars, two major powers emerged: Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Syria.
The circumstances surrounding Nebuchadnezzar's dream set the stage for God's revelation of His power, plan, and prophetic intentions (through His servants).
Daniel 7-8 is full of overlapping images and visions. Both chapters show the certainty of the end of Gentile kingdoms, replaced by God's eternal Kingdom.
Because Babylon is a system, we cannot physically flee it. We have to flee by keeping our minds clean from the customs, traditions, and cultural influences.
Prophecy has many purposes, but it is never intended to open the future to mere curiosity. Its higher purpose is to give guidance to the heirs of salvation.
John the Baptist fulfilled the prophecy of the 'Elijah to come.' We must apply duality of prophecy carefully and cautiously rather than indiscriminately.
Why do the many churches disagree about what the Bible says? Have you ever proved whether it is the authoritative Word of the Creator God?
Prophets, even though they may bring new messages, stay consistent with existing Scripture and doctrine as they speak on behalf of God.
When the commands of a secular state conflict with God's commands, we face the same dilemma as was faced by Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
God is establishing a spiritual kingdom, with Christ as King, installed at the seventh trump when He will unleash the power of His Kingdom against the world.
Labor-saving technology seems to have had the effect of separating us from each other and making us indifferent to things that should be important to us.
The frightful Trumpet Plagues are coming on the world because of the breaking of covenants on the part of people who should have known better.
We cannot allow ourselves to become surfeited with the world's distractions, being lulled off to sleep as the foolish virgins, wasting our precious time.