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Today the signs of the times tell us that we are standing on the threshold of grave and controversial events. It seems that the entire world is in an uproar. Before our eyes, the prophecy of Jesus in reference to the events just before His second coming are being fulfilled:

"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars…. For nation will rise against nation... And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows" Matt. 24:6-8.

The present and future are of great interest for all mankind. More and more people realize that something great and decisive is about to take place; that the world is on the brink of an overwhelming crisis. The daily news is filled with catastrophes and violence of every kind. Jesus Himself prophesied that during the time of the end there would be

"on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity…" and "Men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth..." Luke 21:25-26.

The Amazing Prophecy of the Great World Empires

Learn more about the ancient kingdom of Babylon.
Learn more about the ancient kingdom of the Medes and Persians.
Learn more about the ancient kingdom of Greece.
Learn more about the ancient Roman Empire.
Learn more about what happened to the ancient Pagan Roman Empire.

In the Bible, especially in the books of Daniel (Dan.) and in Revelation (Rev.), many events both historical and present-day are clearly prophesied. A careful study of these books helps us to see God's purpose in the history of nations. It helps us to understand the true meaning and purpose of life and the plan of salvation for mankind through God's Son Jesus Christ.

Over 2600 years ago, the prophet Daniel foretold the rise of the great world empires, namely Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and what is known in the present-day as Europe. In a dream, Daniel saw a great image whose body parts symbolized the exact sequence of those world empires:

"This image's head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay" Dan. 2:32-33.

Those great world empires and their unique characteristics were revealed to the prophet, this time symbolized as beasts.

"Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise..." Dan. 7:17,
as "...the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea" Dan. 7:2.

Rev. 17:15 explains that "water" represents "peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues", while "winds" symbolize wars Jeremiah 4:11-16. The four winds of heaven, which strove upon the great sea, represent the terrible conquests by which those kingdoms came to power.

In the pages linked to the image of Daniel 2 (on this page) you will find a brief account of the secular history of these various eras. This will give you the evidence you need to place these prophecies where they belong in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and the confidence in God that will lead you in a closer walk with Him.

Mysterious Babylon | Beast Of Daniel 7 | Seal Of God | Mark Of The Beast
Judgement Time | U.S. In Bible Prophecy | Who Changed Gods' Law?
Prophecy and World History is part of the Earth's Final Warning Website - Updated October 2, 2005

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