King Nebuchadnezzar (or as I call him, King Nebbie) saw a statue with a head of pure gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and hips of bronze, legs of iron and feet of a mix of iron and clay. The whole thing collapsed when a mountain stone smashed it to bits. (Daniel 2:31-36)
This is the interpretation from Daniel 2:36-40. Nebbie /Babylon is the head of gold which is followed by the kingdom of Medo-Persia, followed by Greece and then Rome. But Rome ends up divided into the eastern and western Roman Empires and finally after a LONG time later (remember those long legs!)… ten toes, a European confederacy made up of 10 nations! Sound familiar?
But here is Daniel’s good news! It’s the promise of the Christ!!
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. (Daniel 2:44, NIV)
Daniel gets a great promotion and everybody lived happily after. Nah…
I think Nebbie tried to change God’s word because in Chapter 3, he builds a huge statue with not just a head of gold, an entire body of gold.
If you think you can change the word of God, forget it. You are fighting a lost battle.
Prayer – Lord, show us where we doubt your word and give us the courage to choose the winning side: yours. Amen