This article will be about the Roman Empire, the Revised Roman Empire (this will be the last Gentile Empire), also the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Four Gentile Empires have passed into history, and one more to go. It seems to me this fifth empire is so close to coming to power. This one will start the seven-year tribulation period before Jesus comes to set up his kingdom. When Israel signs a seven-year peace treaty with the Antichrist, this will start the tribulation. The Antichrist will be over this kingdom. When this kingdom comes into power, Christians will not be here because Christ will take up his church to Heaven.
The Roman Empire
Daniel 2:33 “His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.”
Daniel 2:40 “And 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 7:7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.”
Eastern Empire from 330BC to 1453AD Western Empire from 330BC to 476AD.
This empire started with one city on the peninsula of Italy.
Verse 33 – His legs of iron. The two legs represent the split of the kingdom. The iron also represents the empire.
Daniel 2:40 and Daniel 7:7 describe the way they came into power. The Romans were brutal. In verse 40, they will be strong as iron breaks into pieces. If you do not know anything about the history of Roman soldiers, study it. The Bible is so true. They would rape and kill and destroy everything. Once they conquered you, they ruled with a rod of iron. You became their servant. The Jews would kill you by stoning you to death. The Romans would put you to death by crucifixion. This is probably the cruelest way to die. Notice at the end of verse 40, “shall it break in pieces and bruise.” Jesus’ heel was bruised for you and me on the cross. Of course, Jesus was alive at the time of this empire. Read 2:40 and then 7:7. Both of these verses say the same thing in describing the empire.
The Revised Roman Empire
Daniel 2:33 “His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.”
Daniel 2:41 “And 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.”
Daniel 2:42 “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.”
Daniel 2:43 “And 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.”
Daniel 7:24 “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”
Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
His feet are part of iron and part of clay. This kingdom will not be unified. I always thought the ten toes represented ten nations, but I believe it represents the whole world divided into ten sections. The UN has divided the world into ten sections; I have gone on the internet and looked at this. I believe this empire will be by far the most brutal kingdom in history. This empire will kill more Christians and people in history. This kingdom will be partly strong and partly broken. The Roman Empire was strong and unified, but this last Gentile Empire will not.
I want to look at the 10 toes and the 10 horns. Daniel 2:41,42 says 10 toes. Daniel 7:7, at the end of the verse, says, “and it had 10 horns.” Daniel 7:24 explains the 10 horns. One of the kings will take over 3 other kingdoms. So he will be in control of 4 sections, and there will be 6 sections left. Soon after this, he will be in control of the whole world. Revelation 13:1 explains the 10 horns.
1,000 years of the reign of Jesus Christ
Daniel 2:35 “Then 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.”
Daniel 2:44 “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 2:45 “Forasmuch 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.”
Verse 35 – We will remember no more the Gentile Empires. I’m ready to forget them. I am ready to be in Jesus’ kingdom. What a wonderful time that will be. It says, “The wind will carry them away.” (Thank you, Jesus.) The stone became a great mountain. Jesus is this stone.
Verse 44 – In the days of these kings (the Antichrist), the Lord will set up his kingdom. No one will ever destroy this kingdom or take it away from Jesus. It will stand forever and ever.
Verse 45 – The stone cut out of the mountain WITHOUT HANDS. This stone was before Mary or even all of mankind. This stone was before the world existed. What is his name?
Daniel 7:22 “Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.”
The Ancient of days. WOW, I want to get back to the stone.
Romans 9:32 “Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;”
Romans 9:33 “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
This same stone was a stumbling stone to the Jews. This stumbling stone was a rock of offense to them. They were trying to get to heaven through the law and not by faith through Jesus Christ.
Luke 20:17 “And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?”
The stone was rejected, and he became the head of the corner. He is the head of the Church.
1 Corinthians 10:4 “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
The Rock is Jesus. “Rock of Ages cleft for me. Let me hide myself in thee.” Moses hid behind the stone when the Lord passed by him.
Zechariah 14:16 “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”
Zechariah 14:17 “And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.”
Jesus will rule and reign on this earth, and not one person will tell him what to do. Those who reject his kingdom, he will withhold rain from them.
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST
I ask all prayer warriors from around the world to please join us for a day of prayer, fasting, and repentance for these seven nations on February 13, 2024. If you are not able to join us on this date, please do it on another date. Thank you.
- Tuvalu and on behalf of over 11,445 precious souls.
- Vanuatu and on behalf of over 339,144 precious souls.
- Palau’s and on behalf of over 18,054 precious souls.
- Papa New Guinea and on behalf of over 10,440,457 precious souls.
- Saint Lucia and on behalf of over 180,581 precious souls.
- USA and on behalf of over 341,091,001 precious souls.
- Israel and all Jews around the world and on behalf of over 16.7 million precious Jews around the world.
I ask all pastors to please ask all prayer warriors to join us and post this on all media. We trust that we are moving the heart of God for the sake of these lost souls.
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