By Ken Blue |
February 4th, 2012. Filed under: Bible Study.
By Ken Blue Be sure and listen to the great songs to lift your spirit
“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. 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. 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 2:41-43.
The ten toes on Daniel’s image represent the final kingdom, just prior to the Antichrist. These are ten individual countries, and leaders surrounding Israel, who form an alliance constituting one Kingdom, the seventh. It is the same kingdom seen by Johnin the vision of ten horns. “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.” Revelation 13:1.
These ten are said to be comprised of iron and clay. This Kingdom will have in it the strength of iron and the weakness of clay. For centuries, the Muslim countries have been ruled through Kings. Williams Commentary says, “The empires that succeeded the Babylon were increasingly inferior (Vs. 39-43) because of the introduction of the democrat principle in association with kingly despotism. The final stage appears in verses 41-43, the iron representing imperialism, the clay democracy.” P.620.
If the world thinks Islam will tolerate a democratic form of government, they are deceived by demons. I call your attention to the heading of a recent article in Middle East Media Research Institute. “Democracy, a System of Kufr [Infidels], Can Never Produce the Purity of Islam; Shariah is a Unique System Applied via Khilafah…” The full article can be read at http://www.memri.org/content/en/main.htm. Those serious about this subject should take time to read the article, and make memri as one of your favorites.
In a very short time you will witness the alliance of these ten kingdoms. You are witnessing the un-thawing of the old, right now, in an attempt to force the new. It won’t work. It will be like putting a square peg in a round hole. Keep your eyes in the Book, your feet on the ground, and you attention on Israel.