Daniel 3: Taking a Stand
In Daniel 2
, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had a dream. There was a statue of gold, silver, bronze, iron and clay. He demanded his advisors tell the dream and the interpretation. Daniel and his friend prayed and God revealed the dream and 3600 years of human history. Babylon is the head of gold, Media-Persia is the chest and arms of silver, Greece is the stomach and thighs of brass, Rome is the legs of iron and the revived Roman empire is the weak feet of iron and clay. During the Tribulation
, ten king give power to the Antichrist (Revelation 17:12-13
). Then all nations fall and Jesus Christ reigns.
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was [ninety feet], and the width was [nine feet]: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon (Daniel 3:1
While Daniel used prophecy to glorify God, Nebuchadnezzar used prophecy for pride. He commanded they make an image of gold ninety feet tall. Then he invited all government officials to the dedication so they could worship the image of the king.
That at what time you hear the sound of … all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up (Daniel 3:5