Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Daniel’s recollection and interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was perfect. Four human kingdoms would arise who would each enjoy a period of greatness, when they would rule the world.
Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom was first.
Daniel 2:37 NKJV
“Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.”
Nebuchadnezzar wielded absolute power.
Daniel 2:38 NKJV
“And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.”
Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom fell and was succeeded by the Medo-Persian kingdom headed by Cyrus.
The kingdom of Cyrus was predicted by Isaiah over 100 years before he was born.
Isaiah 44:28 NKJV
“Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
And he shall perform all My pleasure…”
The Medo-Persian kingdom is represented by the silver chest and arms of the statue of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
Daniel 2:39 NKJV
“But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.”
The king of the Medo-Persians ruled by agreement between the Medes and the Persians, and he was also subject to the laws of the land.
Darius the king tried in vain to save Daniel from being thrown to the lions.
Daniel 6:14 NKJV
“And the king, when he heard these words, was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and he labored till the going down of the sun to deliver him.”
Darius was unsuccessful because he couldn’t break the laws of the land.
May God’s kingdom be established in your heart and life. May God’s will be performed perfectly in your life, in Jesus’s name.