Identification of the Four (4) Kingdoms in Daniel - Oversized 21 x 58 Door PosterPoster-0012
Identification of the Four (4) Kingdoms in Daniel - Oversized 21 x 58 Door Poster
God revealed approximately 1,000 years of history to Nebuchadnezzar (605 bc–ad 476) (Daniel 2:31–33; Isaiah 41:22–23; 44:7; 45:21; 46:10). To God, prophecy is already history. God consistently revealed events hundreds (or thousands) of years before they happened (Genesis 3:15; 12:2–3; 49:10, 22–26; Numbers 24:17–24; Deuteronomy
4:24–31; Acts 15:18). We know the meaning of the image; interpretation is easy in retrospect. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream gives an outline of coming history:
• The head of gold represented the Babylonian Empire (626–539 bc) (Daniel 2:37–38). Babylon’s great leader was Nebuchadnezzar. The head represented leadership and intelligence.
• The chest and arms of silver was the Medo-Persian Empire (539–330 bc) (Daniel 2:39). Seizing power from Babylon in 539 bc, this empire ruled for two centuries. Cyrus was its most notable ruler.
• The belly and thighs of bronze was the Greek Empire (330–63 bc) (Daniel 2:39). In 331 bc Alexander the Great, a swift, remarkable military genius, conquered the Medo-Persians. He tried to blend the nations of Asia and Europe into a brotherhood. His soldiers were known as the brazen-coated Greeks.
• The legs of iron and the feet of clay and iron mixed prefigured the Roman Empire (63 bc–ad 476) (Daniel 2:40–43). In 63 bc, Pompey conquered the Seleucid part of Greece; in 30 bc Octavius Caesar conquered the rest. Iron accurately pictured the savage valor of Rome. Mixed clay represented the fact that their power was mixed with
weakness. Its great leaders were Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar. In the last days of the Roman Empire, it split into two and was weakened.
The stone cut out without hands that destroyed the statue represented God’s kingdom, the church. Daniel’s prophecy that God would set up a kingdom is parallel with Jesus’ promise: ”On this rock I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18). It would be an eternal, indestructible kingdom.
This poster is great for the door or wall of a classroom and is also great for homeschooling.
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