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Daniel’s Vision: The United States’ Role As Babylon

The United States (as a political extension of Rome and a byproduct of the English Empire) stands the final world power before the Lord returns as outlined in Daniel’s dream interpretation to Nebuchadnezzar. Thereby, the U.S. fits the criteria necessary to identify it as “Mystery Babylon” and SEPARATE FROM HER as the Lord instructed to Pastor Pam and spread the word to His church.

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

In Nebuchadnezzar's dream, a colossal statue was revealed. This statue represents the succession of world powers throughout history, with each part of the statue symbolizing a different empire or era.

Daniel 2:32-34 (AMP) "... As for this statue, its head was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. As you were looking, a stone was cut out without [human] hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them."

Head of Gold – The Babylonian Empire

The head of gold in the statue represented the Babylonian Empire, with King Nebuchadnezzar as its most prominent ruler. The Babylonian Empire's reign played a pivotal role in biblical history, including the destruction of Jerusalem.

Daniel 2:37-38 (AMP) "You, O king, are the king of [earthly] kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength, and the glory; and wherever the sons of men dwell, and the beasts of the field, and the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold."

Chest of Arms & Silver – The Medo-Persian Empire

The chest and arms of silver represented the Medo-Persian Empire, a kingdom that followed Babylon. While it was a significant power, it was considered inferior to Babylon in that it did not overturn “Judah, the typical kingdom of God with its capital at Jerusalem.”

“Some 200 years earlier, Isaiah had foretold this kingdom, even giving the name of its victorious king—Cyrus. (Isaiah 13:1-17; 21:2-9; 44:24–45:7, 13).”

Daniel 2:39a (AMP) "After you will arise another kingdom (Medo-Persia) inferior to you."

Belly and Thighs of Bronze – The Greek Empire

The belly and thighs of bronze symbolized the Greek Empire, with Alexander the Great as its prominent leader. The Greek Empire was vast (just like copper), but it did not share the privilege of liberating God's people. Also, it is through the Greek spreading their language through their vast kingdom that the first translations of the Bible were able to be published to the Gentiles.  

Daniel 2:39b (AMP) "Then another third kingdom of bronze (Greece under Alexander the Great) which will rule over all the earth."

Legs of Iron – The Roman Empire

The legs of iron pointed to the Roman Empire, renowned for its strength and influence. In biblical history, the Roman Empire played a pivotal role, notably through destructive events like the crucifixion of Jesus and destroying of Jerusalem.

Daniel 2:40 (AMP) "Then there will be a fourth kingdom (Rome), strong as iron; just as iron breaks into pieces and shatters everything, so, like iron that crushes, it will break and crush all these [others]."

Anglo-American Dual World Power

In the book of Revelation, there are references to a sequence of world powers. The Roman Empire was the sixth, and the prophecy alludes to a seventh that would arise from territories previously under Roman control. The emergence of the British Empire and the United States by extension aligns with this prophecy.

Revelation 17:10 (AMP) "They are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one exists and is reigning; the other [the seventh] has not yet come, and when he does come, he must remain a short while."

Feet Partly of Iron and Partly of Baked Clay

The feet and toes, made of iron mixed with clay, symbolize the modern world with its blend of authoritarian and democratic governments. This reflects the contemporary political landscape marked by a lack of unity and fragmentation.

Daniel 2:41-43 (AMP) "In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, just as you saw the iron mixed with common clay. As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. In that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not merge [for such diverse governments will not unite], even as iron does not mix with clay."

Symbolic Beasts in Revelation (Revelation 13:1, 13:3; Daniel 7:4-6, AMP)

Revelation describes a beast with ten horns and seven heads, each bearing blasphemous names. These symbols may be associated with these past empires, such as Greece, Medo-Persia, and Babylon. The characteristics of these empires are mirrored in the descriptions of these beasts.

Revelation 13:1 (AMP) "And the dragon [Satan] stood on the sandy shore of the sea. Then I saw a [vicious] beast coming up out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten royal crowns (diadems), and on his heads were blasphemous names."

Revelation 13:3 (AMP) "I saw one of his heads which seemed to have a fatal wound, but his fatal wound was healed; and the entire earth followed after the beast in amazement." (This head represents the United States, a living extension of Rome, an empire that was struck dead by revived in the form of the US adopting numerous aspects of its government and culture (democracy, cultural diversity, religious tolerance, accessible education, separation of powers, architecture, etc.))

Daniel 7:4-7 (AMP) "The first (the Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar) was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind was given to it. 5 And behold, another beast, a second one (the Medo-Persian Empire), was like a bear, and it was raised up on one side (domain), and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much meat.’ 6 After this I kept looking, and behold, another one (the Greek Empire of Alexander the Great), like a leopard, which had on its back four wings like those of a bird; the beast also had four heads (Alexander’s generals, his successors), and power to rule was given to it."

The Stone of Christ

The dream concludes with a stone, not made by human hands, striking the feet and toes of the statue. This stone represents the establishment of God's heavenly Kingdom under Jesus Christ. It will replace all human governments and stand forever, bringing blessings to the obedient.

Daniel 2:34-35 (AMP) "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without human hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were together broken to pieces and became like the chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth."

Daniel 2:44-45 (AMP) "In the days of those [final ten] kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will its sovereignty be left for another people; but it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it will stand forever. Just as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy."

Revelation 11:15 (AMP) "The seventh angel sounded [his trumpet], and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, 'The kingdom (dominion, rule) of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.'"

Modern Significance

We are currently living in "the time of the end," represented by the feet of the statue. This era is characterized by a mix of ironlike (authoritarian) and claylike (democratic) governments. These systems do not unite well, leading to political fragmentation and division.

The Stone's Impact

The stone, representing God's Kingdom on earth, will soon strike the symbolic image, breaking it into pieces and ending all earthly governments. This heavenly government, under the rulership of Jesus Christ, will stand for eternity and bring blessings to obedient inhabitants.

In summary, the United States is viewed as the last power in the context of biblical prophecy, aligning with the description of the Anglo-American dual world power, which combines elements of the Roman Empire. The prophecies point to the ultimate establishment of God's Kingdom, under the rule of Jesus Christ, replacing all human governments and standing for eternity.

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