Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron

We are finally to the dream and interpretation. According to the dream an image is put before the king. The image, mighty and exceeding brightness, stood before the king and it scared him half to death.

The head was made of gold. Now gold is the most valuable of all metals but definitely not the strongest. The head represented King Neb. and the fulfillment was the Babylonian empire which King Neb. was the first leader.

The chest and arms were made of silver and represented two different nations, the Medo and the Persians who came together to be the Medo Persian Empire. Cyrus the great was perhaps the most famous ruler of this time frame. Silver is not as valuable as gold but it is stronger.

We then come to the images' belly and thigh and these were made out of bronze. Now bronze and is not as valuable as either the silver of gold but it is much stronger. The bronze represents the Grecian Empire and Alexandra the Great was it's most famous ruler.

Then we come to the legs and they were made of iron. The legs stood for the Roman Empire which was in affect during Jesus' time. Nero and Tiberius were probably the most famous rulers in this age. Now iron is stronger than the bronze, the silver and the gold, but not as valuable.

Then we come to the feet of the image. Now the feet were made of iron and baked clay that were mixed together. Some believe the feet represent the divided Roman Empire. Some scholars think the toes on the feet refer to a political system that hasn't come.

The rock is another matter and there is no question that the rock represents the kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So now picture a big statue that has a head of gold, chest and arms made of silver, the legs and belly made of bronze and the feet made of clay.

They all represent different periods in history. We will see in the next chapter that God starts with the head first, King Neb made of gold. With no pun intended, King Neb lets all of this go to his head, and the results are fascinating. Picture all this in your head and let's see what the king does with the information.

Till next time,
In Christ Alone,
Jill



Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".

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