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Daniel 2:31-40
The Threat

“…if ye will not make
known unto me the
dream, with the
interpretation thereof,
ye shall be cut in
pieces, and your
houses shall be made a
dunghill.”
The Prayer

 That they would
 desire mercies of
 the God of
 heaven
 concerning this
 secret;
I. THE DREAM RECEIVED (vv. 1-30)


   A. The Consummation of History
       "There is a God in heaven who revealeth secrets, and
       maketh known to the king, Nebuchadnezzar, what shall
       be in the latter days."

   B. The Succession of History
       Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed are
       these: As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy
       mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter;
       and he who revealeth secrets maketh known to thee
       what shall come to pass"
II. THE DREAM RECALLED (vv. 31-35)


   A. The Description of the Statue (vv. 31-33)
    B. The Destruction of the Statue (vv. 34-35)


   A stone was cut
    out without hands
    which smote the
    image upon its
    feet that were of
    iron and clay, and
    broke them to
    pieces.
III. THE DREAM REVEALED (vv. 36-45)



“…and he who
revealeth secrets
maketh known to
thee what shall
come to pass"
A. Babylon (vv. 37-38)

Thou, O king, art a king
of kings: for the God of
heaven hath given thee a
kingdom, power, and
strength, and glory.



Thou art this
head of gold.
B. Medo-Persia (v. 39a)

   "And after thee shall arise another
    kingdom inferior to thee."
C. Greece (v. 39b)

   "Another third kingdom of bronze,
    which shall bear rule over all the
    earth."
D. Rome (vv. 40-43)

   "The fourth kingdom shall be strong as
    iron."
1. Rome Revived

“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”
The Kingdoms of This
World Will Fall
Conclusion
Can America survive? Can the nations of
this age endure?

We are succumbing already to the deadly,
inevitable deterioration of man.

We are a selfish people, and our
selfishness will result in self- destruction.
Revival or Revolution?

 Unless the Lord sends a revival
 among the peoples of this world
 we can count on the complete
 dissolution of our governments.
    Next Week

   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. “

				
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