Daniels Statue


It’s very important to understand the dream given to King Nebuchadnezzar as the dream unlocks many other biblical prophecies and covers a time period of human history from the Kingdom of Babylon through the Persian Empire, Greece, Rome, and the history of Christianity. In fact, this dream will never end because the rock that crushed the statue becomes a mountain and fills the earth. This is still happening today and will become more prevalent as the days go on.

Daniel 2:1-2 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had a dream; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. So the King summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed.

The magicians asked the king what he dreamed but the king would not tell them the dream, he said you will tell me the dream and the interpretation, in this way I will know the interpretation is true. He also said that if you do not tell me the dream I will kill all the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers in the land. Daniel was troubled by the king’s decree and sought the Lord. God was faithful and showed Daniel the dream and the interpretation.

Daniel 2: 31-35 You looked O king, and there before you stood a large statue – an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made out of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, it’s feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not with human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken into pieces at the same time and became like chaff on the threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the earth.

Daniel 2:38-42 You are that head of gold. After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours, Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom strong as iron – for iron breaks and smashes everything – and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

Daniel 2:44-45 In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of the mountain, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold to pieces.

Daniels Statue

Babylon 605-539BC
The Kingdom of Babylon was the head of gold as Daniel told the king, “you are the head of gold”. Babylon is located about 60 miles South of Bagdad in Iraq. When it came into world power it was a very wealthy nation. The walls were so thick that you could place two chariots side by side on top of the walls. The Euphrates River ran inside the Western wall of the city so the people of the city did not have to leave the city for water. They could basically shut their gates and be self-supportive for over 6 years. Gold was very abundant. Some of the more notable things are the golden alters made of 8.5 tons of solid gold. King Nebuchadnezzar also set up a statue of himself 90 foot tall made of solid gold.

Medo-Persia 539 - 331 BC
The shoulders and arms of silver represent the Medo-Persian Empire. The Medes took the city of Babylon in one day without a fight. Up river, they rerouted the Euphrates River and when the water level went down they simply entered the city and killed Belshazzar the King of Babylon. The Medes originally took over the kingdom but the Persian Empire (a sister country ruling together with the Medes) grew larger and became more powerful. Though Darius the Mede was a great conqueror and conquered the so-called impregnable city of Babylon it was Cyrus the Persian and his Persian Empire that eventually reigned supreme up last." It's capitals were Persepolis and Susa (Shushan) but sometimes its kings lived in Babylon.
How do we know for sure that Medo-Persia are the arms of silver and gold? The best answer is to have the bible interpret the vision. The first word of prophecy we have comes from the very night Medo-Persia conquered the city of Babylon.
Daniel 5:25 MENE MENE TEKEL PARSIN were the words written on the wall by an angels hand in front of King Belshazzar. When Daniel was called in to interpret the dream, in verse 28 he reports the meaning of PERES: Your Kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

Greece 331-168 BC
Greece was the next world power and represents the thighs of Brass. Alexander the Great succeeded his father at the age of 20. He had a fighting force of only 500,000 [men] and was outnumbered 10 to 1 by the Persian army of nearly 5 million men, one of the largest war machines ever assembled in all history! Alexander routed this superior force and did it with very few casualties. After conquering the world he died at the age of 33.

Rome 142BC-476AD
The legs of iron stood for Rome. Rome was known for its iron swords and was eventually divided up into two empires East and West, thus the two legs. The West was ruled from Rome and the Eastern empire from Constantinople, in current day Turkey. Each of the capital cities had their own Caesar’s.
Rome was an empire long before it was ruled by emperors. In a series of wars, the city conquered first Italy, then the entire Mediterranean. The expansion of the imperial borders came in the age of Punic Wars between Rome, Macedon, Greece, and Carthage (264-146 BC).
When the Western Roman Empire collapsed in 476AD, the Empire gave birth to 10 Kingdoms. Which represent the feet and 10 toes of iron and clay. For more on this, read the article on the 10-horned beast. This is a critical piece of information because if you identify the 10-horns you can also identify the little horn that rises up from among them and is called the Antichrist.

The Rock
The Rock cut out but not with human hands is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus came to our world and started a kingdom that will never end. This kingdom is not a nationality but an alliance with God. Is Jesus your king? Everyone has a choice to make. Mountains in scripture stand for governments. The bible says that the Rock became a mountain and filled the Earth. His government shall fill the Earth and every nation will have to choose whether or not to serve the king.


Last Updated: Dec 26, 2011