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DANIEL 2:31

[31] Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
 
Daniel goes straight to describing the dream which Nebuchadnazzar had. Daniel knows that right now there is a death sentence hanging over him and most of the members of the royal court. He needs to let the king know immediately that his dream will be revealed and interpreted.



DANIEL 2:32-34


[32] This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

[33] His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
[34] Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

 
These verses in Daniel Chapter 2 is the focal centerpiece of all Bible Prophecy. First, let us examine what we have to work with.
 
What ever this hulking image is, it filled Nebuchadnezzar with a horror of fear, waking him from a sound sleep.
 
We are led to believe that this is the form of a human man. A huge hulking man. As powerful of a man as Nebuchadnezzar was, this image was fearful enough to even overpower the king.
 
This image had a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, stomach and thighs of brass, and then legs of iron with feet iron mixed with clay.
 
Now in the verses to come, we will take this image apart, examine it and see what the Lord Jesus would have us to learn from it all.

Notice also Daniel uses the phrase...thou sawest. This is to assure the king that he is not mentally deficient. But that he really did see this image.

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DANIEL 2:35-37

[35] 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 threshingfloors; 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.
[36] This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
[37] Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
 
At this part of Daniel’s teaching he has fulfilled his desire to swage the king’s anger and to stop his thoughts of executing all in the royal court. From verses 31 to now David did some really fast talking in an effort to let the king know that God has given to Daniel the true dream.


DANIEL 2:38

[38] And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
 
Verse 38 ends with more of the most powerful words of all the world of Bible Prophecy. "Thou art this head of god." Which then opens up a new and even deeper question. Why was Nebechadnezzar this head of gold?
 
When you examine the first part of this verse, you see why Nebachadnezzar was this head of gold. It is declared by God that where ever there are people. Where ever there is wild life and animals. Where ever there are birds. Nebuchadnezzar was the ruling emperor over them all. Which would mean, that to this day, Nebuchadnezzar is to be known as the most powerful and ruling natural human man that has ever lived on this earth. And this is why Nebuchadnezzar is the head of gold.



DANIEL 2:39

[39] And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

 
Verse 39, covers two separate empires. It will cover the chest and arms of silver and the belly and thighs of brass. The arms and chest of silver represents Darius of Media-Persia. The belly and thighs of brass represents Alexander the Great under Greece.
 
In Daniel chapter 5, you can read about the Media-Persia take. The Babylonians trusted their wall to protect them. Yet under the direction of God the walls were penetrated in one night. Alexander the Great of Greece, as a king and a general, could not be defeated. Yet he was never able to defeat himself and his horrific alcoholism.
 
In the final end, notice that Darius and Alexander the Great were in inferior to nebuchadnezzar.