THE UNDERGROUND with Joel Richardson
Episode 4: Daniel 2 and the Fourth Kingdom

An examination of the Revived Roman Empire theory showing how it doesn’t hold up to Scripture.

The Western Perspective vs. the Middle Eastern Perspective.

The 4th Kingdom crushes and breaks the other 3 at the same time:

Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. [Daniel 2:40 NASB]

Christ’s Kingdom crushes the other 4 at the same time:

The head of that statue 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. You continued looking until a stone was cut out without 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 crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. [Daniel 2:32-35 NASB]

This means these kingdoms are present on the earth at the same time and this prophecy has an ultimate future fulfillment. In fact, we’re watching them form in the Middle East now.

2 responses to “THE UNDERGROUND with Joel Richardson: DANIEL 2 and the FOURTH KINGDOM”

  1. Daniel 2:38-41 KJVS
    [38] And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. [39] And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. [40] And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things : and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. [41] 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.

    I think the narrative is clear enough to see the kingdoms follow one another historically. Nebuchadnezzar is told he is the head of gold, verse 38. Then it says after thee shall arise another kingdom. So no, I don’t think these verses would accommodate the above theory.

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