We left Daniel standing in the presence of the Nebuchadnezzar, having announced that he knows the dream and the interpretation. Can you feel the suspense? What was the dream? What does it mean?
Daniel tells the king his dream and then tells him what it means. I don’t want to give away too much, but I can tell you the dream is of a magnificent, giant, stratified metal statue (idol). Statues like this would be very familiar to the idol worshippers of the day.
The statue gives God a way to walk Nebuchadnezzar through the history of world dominating empires from their current time in history on into the future. There is a succession of “kingdoms” (empires) that all meet a common end as the statue ends up being hit by something like a meteor—a stone cut out without human involvement—which utterly destroys it!
I know that you know we live in strange times. Many have a sense that things are not getting better, but getting worse. We also have a sense that things cannot go on like they are. Where does it end? What happens next?
Trust me when I say you will not want to miss the next installment of our study in Daniel!