Monday, December 04, 2017

"Fragile Feet"

Daniel 2.34-35 NASU

“…a stone… struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
“But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”

The prophet Daniel displayed amazing supernatural ability in his interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream which predicted with absolute historical accuracy the world powers following the rise and fall of Babylon. The king saw a “great statue… of extraordinary splendor” and “awesome in appearance” (v. 31). Its head was gold; its breast and arms were silver. It had a belly of bronze and feet made “partly of iron and partly of clay” (v. 33). A stone “cut out of the mountain without hands” (v. 45) fell on the “feet of iron and clay and crushed them.” The statue fell before the superior power of God whose kingdom of heaven would “endure forever” (v. 44).

Daniel outlined a future chronology starting with the prophet’s own time period by informing the King of Babylon, “You are the head of gold” (v. 38). Using the imagery of the statue’s elements, Daniel predicted the world powers that would follow Babylon over the next 600 years… Persia (silver), Greece (bronze), and Rome (iron). The Roman empire would be a kingdom with feet of “iron mixed with common clay” (v 41). Rome’s influential men sought, but ultimately failed, to consolidate massive political forces in order to become a lasting super power. Daniel prophesied, “They [the leadership of Rome] will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery” (v.43).

Daniel referred of the day when a virgin would give “birth to her firstborn son; and [wrap] Him in cloths, and [lay] Him in a manger” (Luke 2.7). This is the pivotal event of all human history and occurred during the “iron” rule of Rome when Caesar Augustus was the Emperor (Luke 2.1). This baby established an eternal kingdom we now call the Church of Jesus Christ and will someday “crush and put an end to all these kingdoms” (v. 44).

Nations and people have “feet of clay” and with one blow from the Rock of Ages, they fall helplessly to their knees. It would be wise for all of us to voluntarily kneel before we badly wound our fragile feet. 


Note: The book of Daniel is comprised of five stories and five visions. You can find an outline of this book by pressing the link called “Daniel ~ Faith on Trial” under "Detailed Bible Charts" in the left column of this blog.  

1 comment:

theyenguy said...

The debt based money system known as fiat money, defined as the mandates of the Banker Regime, was designed for investment gain, was used throughout the world community, was widely accepted in payment for goods and services, and in discharge of obligations; served as a measure of value, and was a storehouse of value.

Fiat money came to an end on May 13, 2014, with the failure of credit, that is trust in the world central banks to provide stimulus for continued investment gains and global economic growth, as evidenced by the trade lower in the Euro, FXE, and the British Pound Sterling, FXB, and the trade lower in Italy, EWI, and Italy’s Debt, ITLY, reflecting the investor’s fear that the monetary policies of the world central banks had crossed the rubicon of sound monetary policy and made “money good” investments bad.

CNBC reports European Bonds Signaling Trouble? The quick move higher in the yields of Europe's weakest sovereigns from historic lows may be just the beginning and on the edges it could start to affect other low-rated credits where investors have hunted for yield, such as US Junk Bonds.

It was the quick move higher in Italy’s Sovereign Yield that caused Italy, EWI, to trade strongly lower.

The new debt based money system, known as diktat money, commenced as peak moral hazard wealth was obtained, reflected in Aggregate Credit, AGG, Major World Currencies, DBV, and Emerging Market Currencies, CEW, topping out in value; and World Stocks, VT, Nation Investment, EFA, Small Cap Nation Investment, SCZ, Dividends Excluding Financials, DTN, trading lower in value.

As foretold in Revelation 13:1-4, diktat money has its origins out of waves of Club Med, read PIGS, sovereign, banking, and corporate insolvency.

Diktat money is defined as the mandates of the Beast Regime, specifically regional fascist leaders; it is designed to establish regional security, stability, and sustainability, and is centered around regional framework agreements, as leaders meet in summits, to renounce national sovereignty and announce regional pooled sovereignty as is seen in the Zero Hedge report The Birth Of Eurasia - Russia & China Do Pipelineistan. And Bloomberg reports Russia, China Sign $400B Gas Deal After Decade of Talks.

The end of empire has commenced. We are witnessing the beginning of the end of the US Dollar as the International Reserve Currency and the beginning of US Dollar Hegemony. This is fulfillment of the Statue of Empires Bible prophecy as foretold in Daniel 2:25-45, where the last of the two global superpowers, that is the US Dollar Hegemonic Empire, and the British Empire, dissolve away; and in their place the Ten Toed Kingdom, with toes of iron diktat and clay totalitarian collectivism, rises to rule the world; this monster is the same as the Beast Regime of Revelation 13:1-4, which rules in diktat in each of the world’s ten regions and occupies in all of mankind’s seven institutions. When it is though ruling it will have utterly destroyed all fiat money and fiat wealth as foretold in Daniel 7:7.

The Beast Regime will be very much a type of Revived Roman Empire, in that it has Latin speaking roots and will have a European ruler, much like Charlemagne, who will eventually rise to rule the rule the entire world from Jerusalem as is foretold in Daniel 9:25-27.