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:
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
The Amazing Prophecy of the Great World Empires
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:
Those great world empires and their unique characteristics were revealed to the prophet, this time symbolized as beasts.
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.