Who or what is the Beast?

 

Identifying the 4 Parts of Nebuchadnezzar’s Image

Would you like to know for sure what is the “Mark of the Beast”? Well you can know because God says that those who have a good understanding can know what is the “Mark of the Beast”. The question you should be asking yourself is how do I get this good understanding? The answer is from reading every word of God concerning the “Beast”. And that’s what we’re going to do starting now. Please turn to Daniel chapter 2.

God gave Daniel the interpretation of the Image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. It has 4 parts. A stone breaks the toes of the 4 th part; the other 3 parts fall and are blown away with the 4 th part.

Dan 2:28 “But there is a God in Heaven who reveals secrets and makes known to King Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed are these.”

Dan 2:32-36 “This image's head was of fine gold; his chest and his arms were of silver; his belly and his thighs were of bronze; his legs were of iron; his feet were part of iron and part of clay. You watched until a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken to pieces together. And they became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors. And the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. This is the dream. And we will tell its meaning before the king.”

The 4 parts = 4 kingdoms; the stone = The Kingdom of God.

Dan 2:38-45 “ You are this head of gold. And after you shall arise another kingdom lower than you, and another third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron. Since iron crushes and smashes all things; and as the iron that shatters all these, it will crush and shatter. And as to that which you saw: the feet and toes, part of potters' clay and part of iron; the kingdom shall be divided. But there shall be in it the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. And as you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mix themselves with the seed of men. But they shall not cling to one another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings, the God of Heaven shall set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed. The kingdom shall not be left to other peoples, but it shall crush and destroy all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Because you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it crushes the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what shall occur after this. And the dream is certain, and its meaning is sure.”

We know that the “head of gold” is the Babylonian kingdom that ruled the earth from 626 B.C. to 536 B.C. What kingdoms are represented by the other 3 parts of the Image?

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