It takes some time and some studying to get a basic knowledge of Prophecy. One of the easiest ways is to go through the Book of Daniel, step by step or chapter by
chapter, until all the pieces are unified explained and confirmed through so many verses, visions and dreams. Knowing the basic framework, will free you from debating one
verse interpretations with others, so that you know the BASICS and the PRINCIPLES from various directions, and times. For all the Lord's truths are repeated over and over
and over again, so that we are without excuse in not eventually seeing His Future for us.
So a good starting point is the SECOND CHAPTER OF DANIEL. Lets begin at verse 27, for upon threat of death, Daniel had to interpret the King's. So Daniel started out by
saying, the exact dream and interpretation was not something he made up but straight from the Lord of Lords. Ha, it had to be as the King forgot the dream, yet remembered
it was truly important.
27Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers,
shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the
visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth
secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes
that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
31Thou, O king, sawest, 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.
34Thou 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. 35Then 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.
36This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
37Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
38And 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. (SEE Below, as proud Nebucanezar, the King of Babylon, was represented by the HEAD OF GOLD)
39And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee,
(After the Reign of Babylon, the Lord was saying
an inferior kingdom, or weaker kingdom would come to power,
it being fuflilled by a two armed inferior kingdom or world power
called Medo-Persian Empire. This being described further in
Daniel 7,and 8) and another third kingdom of brass, which shall
rule over all the earth (The Lord not yet naming this kingdom of
the future, but does give us another of its characteristics before
literally identifying its ruler Alexander, the Great..... of Greece.
It being the Brass Age. So continue on to more daniel for more
specifics, as the Lord is consistent and shows us more and more
with each revelation, and all reveltations and dreams have to mesh
together perfectly to be from the Lord. SEE Mid Section of Brass
in the Styatue Interpretation Graphics)
40And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as
iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that
breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. (Daniel being
told that the world power or government ordained by the Lord to
follow after the Brass Age (of Greece) would be an IRON STRONG
DICTATORSHIP, as we now know that Rome was that succeeding
WORLD EMPIRE. SEE Above Graphics)
41And whereas thou sawest 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 sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 42And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. (How
many toes did the Statue Have, How many do we have ? TEN TOES. Remember this KEY POINT, as it gets repeated in Daniel 9: 27 and then on into Revelation over and
over and over again. The Last Kingdom before the AC world government is the Kingdom formed when ten countries unite to bring so called peace to the Earth. Ha, but
literally after reading just this far in Daniel 2, you won't know just how important this prophecy of our future is. So store it in your brain and heart, and continue.)
43And whereas thou sawest 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. (Clay generally meaning so called democratic mouldable countries will be joined with so called dictatorships or iron countries in a coalition of signees. Ten signees
will sign the seventh world government agreement called the Covenant. SEE Daniel 9, but do continue on to daniel 7 and 8 for more confirmations and details by the Lord, in
these sequential world governments that He was going to set up and DID SET UP. For He leads and directs world events rather than man deciding world events.)
44And 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. (What kingdom follows the Ten Nation Toed Kigndom that becomes the AC Kingdom..... what Kingdom
is ETERNAL, thje Lord of Lord's KINGDOM. Jesus rules forever !!)
45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the
great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. (Amen, then say Halleluia...as it is set
in stone and will happen as stated.)
So there you be, Daniel 2 is a basic starting point for understanding the sequential rise and fall of nations as determined by the Lord before it ever happens. As before, so in the
future. Therefore for us, all these kingdoms have come and gone as the Lord prophesied through all of His Prophets, including Daniel. And we should be concentrating on the
facts and details and timing of the next world government.... the TEN Nation Government that supposedly stops Mid East hostilities and the expanding wars there, by all ten
of them signing this Mid East Accord called the Covenant.
So don't stop HERE, continue on to Daniel 7, then 8, then 9, then 11, 12 . Then onto Revelation
Daniel 2 - Simplified BASIC Prophecy Starting Point
Ten Toe or (Ten Nation)