There are those who say that the USA isn’t in the Bible. Well, if they mean by name they are correct. However the type of government is described. (If you have ears to hear)
Consider Daniel chapter two where the statue of king Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is detailed. Notice that the governments that are in control at the end of time are of iron and clay mixed.
Metal is the symbol of all the governments. The head is of gold to symbolize the value of the government of Nebuchadnezzar. God chose and installed Nebuchadnezzar as the king. Man had nothing to do with it (Dan 4:25), therefore the government was of great value: even if Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t always merciful or fair.
The governments become of less value as time proceeds toward the end. They are of less value because men interfere in the process of choosing leaders. It is true that man could not choose leaders unless God let them, but God does let us and it degrades the government.
God let Israel have a king and He also let us have a president and I believe He will also allow separation of God and State (We say Church and State, but we mean God and State. Because Christians are the Church the term “Separation of Church and State would actually mean separating Christians from the State and though most believers of other religions and nonbelievers would like that, it is politically incorrect.). It seems to me that God gives us, and is giving us enough rope to hang ourselves.
(Dan 2:40 NIV) “Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron–for iron breaks and smashes everything–and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.”
The end time government is a mixture of iron and baked clay (Verse 43). Iron because when compared with the other metals in the statue is of little value, though it is stronger than the other metals. Democracy has crushed and broken many of the other governments: though not all (not yet). It even breaks and smashes it’s own citizens.
The clay represents people, because we all come from Adam and he came from dust which is dirt and clay is dirt. So one can say we all came from dirt. (That ought to humble you) The clay is baked clay because our hearts have been hardened. We have hardened our own hearts by thinking that we should chose leaders. You know the phrase, “By the people, of the people, and for the people”. As a Christian shouldn’t we really be saying, “By God, of God, and for God”? Which phrase sounds right to you?
The truth is anyone who can not see the future is not qualified to lead, or even to choose leaders. It is only a guess if a bill will work as claimed (Usually it is only a “bill of goods”) and just speculation that a politician will do what he, or she promised. (Does anyone really believe a campaign promise?) Please don’t take my word for this, just check history.
Many think that the fourth kingdom is one ruler of the whole world, but the verses do not refer to one government. We know this because verse 44 says “In the time of those kings”; not king. The word kings is used rather than presidents and prime ministers because no one would have understood the present names for the prime leaders.
Though the metals and parts of the statue represent actual governments a better understanding is that they represent different forms of government.
Verse 43 says, (NIV) “And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.” Iron doesn’t mix with clay and the government doesn’t mix with the people either. The only time the government even seems to mix with the people is at election time. Do you think they have a motive other than our welfare?
(Just a thought, if your banker, bookkeeper, police, doctor, or anyone else purposely lies to you and harm results from that lie they can be prosecuted, but we expect a politician to lie and you can’t prosecute them for it. The person with the most power is the person with the least accountability! Could that be a basic flaw in the system? Do you think it possible that politicians would make a law that would allow prosecution for a “Campaign Promise”? If you do I’ve got a used bridge in Minnesota for sale and you are a qualified buyer!)
I ask you, “Are we united?” Doesn’t everyone have an opinion about everything? (Yes, I am also guilty) Do we all agree on any one issue? Just one?
I doubt that we can even agree on this post. The only other thing that I will add at this time is, “Watch out for the Rock”!