Daniel 2- Children – Advanced

DANIEL 2

The prophecy of Daniel 2 has a very important role to play in world events just before Christ’s second coming. This prophecy and story happened more than two thousand years ago but it is more real today than it was to the people back then, since we are the ones who live in the age is was meant for. Most of Daniel 2 has been already fulfilled. The last part of it will be fulfilled soon, and we are now acting a part in its fulfilment. Let us find out what part we play in this grand and symbolical story.

Daniel was one of the young men from the captives of the children of Israel. Israel went into captivity because they had disobeyed GOd. God allowed a stronger nation to practically enslave them. That nation was Babylon. The king of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar. He was aware of Daniel and his companions. No one could miss Daniel and his companions. They were young men who were faithful to God, and it showed. Soon the king had them selected to be educated in the ways of the kingdom so they could serve him first hand. But these young men were already educated in the school of God, as Daniel testified in Daniel 2:.

Nebuchadnezzar had a dream,  and he called all the magicians and astrologers and men who read the future to come before him and tell him the dream he had. The problem was he had forgotten the dream. He demanded that these men not only give him the interpretation of the dream, but also recall the dream. A dream he alone had in his own head. Well can anyone read another’s man’s mind. Not even today can anyone ordinarily read another man’s mind. But the king demanded that they should read his anyway or they were all going to be put to death. No one could so a death decree went forth. Daniel heard about the death decree. He was also to die even though the king had not asked him, but since he was among those who were men of wisdom seeing he claimed he served a God on high, he was considered a wise man and therefore was supposed to die to.

Daniel asked the king’s — to go tell the king he would come before him and tell him of the dream he had and the interpretation. Well, the king decided to give Daniel a chance to do this. Daniel even though he knew God was on his side did not run hastily before the king but instead went before God to be consulted..God revealed the dream to Daniel, and this was Daniel prayer of thanks and honor to the God of heaven: 

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,

For wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.

23 “I thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king’s h]demand.”

And daniel went before the king and revealed to the king the dream and the interpretation.

You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. 32 This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and k]thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of l]clay. 34you are this head of gold. 39 But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And asthe toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly m]fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall n]break in pieces and o]consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure

We see here that Daniel tells the king that the king dreamt of a great statue and it was of five metals the head of gold, the chest of silver, the torso of bras, the legs of iron, and the feet of iron and clay. These body sections represented kingdoms of which Nebuchadnezzar kingdom was the first, Babylon. Then would come Medo Persia, Grecia and Rome. All these kingdoms were in existence if toy study history. But the last kingdom/s, are the ten toe kingdoms. We live in these kingdoms today. Notice we have no single rulership like the other kingdoms but every country has its own ruler, and since ten represents universality, it is a universal practice that all countries should have their own leaders. But still, all of these countries do not have God as their leaders. They still act like the other four great kingdoms before them. They still do not point the people to God. In fact today they are encouraging and writing into law homosexuality, abortion, and all kinds of sinful acts.

God has to destroy these nations s o he can set up his kingdom to rule the earth. But to do this he must employ mankind. He has decided to give the secret to one church in the world and let them tell the others. This church today is the Seventh-Day-Adventist church. But sin has overtaken the church too. So he sent them the Shepherd Rod message. This message is to recruit 144,000 people seen in Rev 7. These people are represented by the stone of Daniel 2. With this stone, this battle ax, God is to destroy this system beginning since the kingdom of Babylon. Dan 2:45 “… as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the golds…”   And he sets up His kingdom as seei in Dan 2:44:” And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed.”

In the end, the evil doers in the church are destroyed and the new kingdom church brings all the people, a great multitude which no man could number, {Revelation 7:9} into God’s kingdom, represented by the stone growing and filling the whole earth. Daniel 2:35 “…and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” This is what we are working toward as Davidian youths. And this is what is without fail, will be accomplished.

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