The following is a study of the present day Nations occupying the Biblical
landscape of the "end
times", in respect to their relationship with the Biblical timing described in the prophecy of
Daniel, in his interpretation of the great image to King Nebuchadnezzar.
The defining verse of the prophecy is clearly 2:28: No one in his kingdom
had the ability to
state, and then interpret the dream. And Daniel, a Jew, points that out to the King, and begins
verse 28 with: BUT, there's a God in heaven that reveals secrets. And, He's making it known to
the King what's in store for his kingdom from then, right up to the last days of the Abraham
covenant. It's the God of Abraham that Daniel is bragging about, Jehovah!
Then he tells the king his dream, and in his interpretation, he unfolds the
history of what happens
to the landscape of the Mideast from his time forward, all the way to the final days. It's those
days that he's speaking of in verse 44. "AND in the days of these kings, shall the God of heaven
set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed".
He had just described the nations that would grow out of Babylon using the
symbolism of body
parts, and when he gets to the toes, he identifies the ten of them as "kingdoms", and then says,
verse 44: "AND in the days of these kings . . .", in the "end times", God from heaven is going to
set up an eternal kingdom, after He, described as a stone cut with out hands, falls on the "feet"
kingdom and destroys all of the kingdoms that had grown out of Babylon. So, it's important to
identify the landscape of the "Feet" kingdom, that way you know where and on whom the wrath
of God is going to fall when He returns to set up His everlasting kingdom. So when we reach the
end times, we will recognize it as such, sounding the alarm to become acutely aware of the real
time events on that landscape, especially in regard to their fulfillment of end time prophecy.
Our study of Daniel and the other end time prophets fills in the landscape of
the end time, as a
time when God returns to them to complete the covenant he made with their forefathers. He
finds them on that same landscape where He had left them almost two thousand year before. To
show that the landscape hasn't changed, except for time, is to see that the attitude of the
landscape then and now, are the same.
At the time, they were in Israel, their temple had been destroyed, and they
needed peace with
Rome who routed them out to the four corners of the world. When God returns after almost two
thousand years, He has brought them back from the four corners of the world to Israel, their own
land, from where they had been scattered, trying to rebuild the temple, and needing a peace treaty
with nations that in olden times were ruled by Rome.
Fifty two years has passed since Biblical time and real time surfaced and
collided on May 14,
1948. Biblical time and real time have been flowing together at the surface ever since. May 14,
1948, became day 1 of year 1 of the "End Times".
Of the many milestone events to take place during this "end time" period, Daniel and his ten kings meeting in their time is a significant event, that allows all those watching to see that God's time and our time, are still one and the same time. And, since they are, we can expect, and in fact, will see those events that lead to the Biblical conclusion occurring on the present day stage of history
Now we have learned a few key facts from Daniel. The end time nation that makes up the feet kingdom onto which the stone falls, historically turned out to be the Moslem Empire. We learned that it was founded and ruled by Mohammed, the prophet of Allah, from his Kingdom, called the Hashemite Kingdom.
Then we learned that the Hashemite Kingdom was made up of parts of
present day nations that were, in Rome's day, in the territory under it's rule.
But, just as all of the Empires before it, the Moslem Empire ceased to exist. But it's place on the landscape painted by Daniel as "Feet of iron and clay", still exists, and in today's world is occupied by eighteen nations.
In the Prophecy, these ten kings and the little horn king, that grows up among them, meet to decide on peace or war. The peace included resumption of Temple rites. All but three opt for peace. Those three are "uprooted", or "plucked up by the roots", by the little horn character at a later time.
At Sharam el Sheik in Egypt, the eighteen modern, ten ancient, Moslem Nations, of the one time Moslem Empire, met with the United States, representing the western position, and Israel, to resolve circumstances and issues just such as those in the prophecy, the central issue being temple mount. The resolution for peace was unanimous except for three!
The contested issues and circumstances, that Daniel painted thousands of years ago, onto the landscape once occupied by the former Moslem Empire, is seeing the light of day in our time on that same landscape!
The following outline traces the modern Arabic Nations attending the Conference, that once comprised the Moslem Empire; The nations from the Moslem Empire that were once ruled by Rome; Which of those nations were within the boundaries of the old Seleucid Kingdom; Which of those nations fell within the Hashemite Kingdom of old and finally, which are the seven nations left after the uprooting's who join forces to give their support to the Little Horn.
Saudi Arabia included all the Arabic States.
Western Iran and Turkey were also territories under Rome's rule. Iran and Turkey were not members of the Conference, but did issue their own communiqués in the matters of the Conference.
It's important to note that "The Little Horn" Character is a person, and a Nation, that rise up among the 10 Kings.