I asked for -`Well, there's no scripture for all five kingdoms, so speculation is all you're gonna get. Everyone has an opinion which you've asked for, and the whole dream is of symbols. What's left to talk about?...`
I will get back to you after I have studied your notes.`As well we know we cannot base doctrine, teaching on one scripture, let alone a symbol, thus we need more scripture to clearly show us who this final `divided kingdom` is.
What are your thoughts based upon God`s word?
Note please use scripture & not waste time with speculation & opinions, especially of symbols.`
Hi @Marilyn C,The Feet & Toes – God tells us that is ......................................... (........)
I did read and replied accordingly... maybe you didn't mean what you wrote?
Text above in red font was added by calvin. Plus the the Scripture references.The Feet & Toes – God tells us that is the divided Roman Empire. The west went to the Roman Catholics, the East went to Eastern Orthodox and then to the Byzantium Empire..Even to this day we have a lot of Roman law in our civilization, and a lot of Byzantium cultural influence.....Iron mixed with Clay.... (.Dan 2:41,42,43)
Hi @Abdicate,I did read and replied accordingly... maybe you didn't mean what you wrote?
'And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes,The Feet & Toes – God tells us that is ......................................... (........)
Hi @Complete,'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.
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.
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.'
Hello @Marilyn C,
In regard to the toes: the words highlighted in red, need consideration don't they? For we have 'the seed of men' spoken of, and a party - 'they', - that - 'shall mingle themselves with the seed of men'. It appears that those spoken of as, 'They', are the iron, of the iron and clay mix.
The, 'They' have to be beings other than that categorized as, 'the seed of men'. Could these be 'angels' (as in the days of Noah - Gen.6)?
Do you have any thoughts concerning this?
In Christ Jesus
Hi @Complete,Hello again, @Marilyn C,
Demon possession, and Satanic influence will characterise the last days, as we know.
In Daniel 2:44, the prophet says: 'In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom'. In the days of what kings? Well Nebuchadnezzar, Darius and Alexander are historically impossible, so what kings reign when the kingdom of the Lord is set up? Daniel 7:24 tells us that ten kings shall arise at the time of the end: and in Revelation 17:12 it says,
'The ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings,
which have received no kingdom as yet;
but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.'
The ten horns of the beast and the ten toes of the image appear to speak of the same ten kings:
'And as the toes of the feet ... in the days of these kings'
This must be Satanic power spoken of in Revelation 17:12, mustn't it? (possibly - The mingling of iron and clay?)
In Christ Jesus