Desert storm, the first Gulf War, grabbed the attention of
the world's diplomatic elite and stirred the anxieties and fears of much of
earth's inhabitants. The geographical region that comprised ancient Babylon was
thrust thunderously, in lightning-like fashion, into the spotlight of end-times
Since that time, Bible prophecy seems to scroll
across our news headlines in an astonishing, minute-by-minute unfolding of
issues, events, and geopolitical conditions that set the stage for Christ's
second coming. The essence of all the wickedness of the world seems to have been
supernaturally lifted from across the globe to which it has been scattered, and
been flown back to and concentrated at the earthly fountainhead of evil—Babylon.
Modern-day Iraq continues to be as much a worry to the international community
and to the rest of the world as does that most prophetic nation of all—Israel.
Zechariah, chapter 5, seems to be fulfilling in this generation.
Babylon—it is the city and nation mentioned second only to
Israel and Jerusalem in the Bible. Nebuchadnezzar is the earthly king of
importance in the Old Testament second only to King David and perhaps to David's
son, Solomon. This great king's kingdom was given end-of-days significance like
no other. King Nebuchadnezzar was the earthly potentate who serves as the apex
of all earthly kingdoms, according to the prophecy given Daniel the prophet.
Daniel both told details of and interpreted
Nebuchadnezzar's prophetic dream, in which the king had a night-vision of a
gigantic, metallic, man-image. When Daniel had finished detailing the dream, he
said, in beginning the interpretation: "This is the dream; and we will tell the
interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for
the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 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" (Daniel 2: 36-38).
All of the world-dominating kingdoms that have ruled in
history past are encapsulated in this prophetic dream-vision of the metallic
man-image, beginning with the "head of gold"—King Nebuchadnezzar and his
rulership. Much more astounding, however, is the fact that the final kingdom—the
regime of the much-speculated-over beast, the Antichrist—is to be found lurking
just ahead in the feet of Nebuchadnezzar's prophetic vision. You and I are
presently a part of the forming of the last of this prophetic man-image.
And this is where Dr. Joseph Chambers speaks with unique
creative skill to this generation about things involving that ancient prophecy.
He orchestrates a literary work that reads like history surging powerfully
through the annals of time, making the learning about where we stand on God's
prophetic timeline enthrallingly entertaining. It is a novel that cannot
be classified as fiction. It occupies a category all its own—one I prefer to
The author weaves intrigues and romance, as well as the
brutish nature of the times, into a story about the king and his princess,
Amytis, who becomes his queen.
Nebuchadnezzar: Head of Gold is a magnificent
love story, with, as example of that fact, one of the seven great wonders of the
ancient world—the Hanging Gardens of Babylon—being constructed just for the
king's wife. But it is Chambers' skillful finessing of ancient biblical history
that is all-important in bringing the reader an epiphany-producing understanding
of where troubling although exciting events of today in that area of the
Euphrates will culminate in the consummation of human history and the return of
Jesus Christ, the King of all kings.
Nebuchadnezzar: Head of Gold
Author: Joseph Chambers
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