Daniel 2:41 Index
"'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.'"
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"...thou sawest the feet and toes..."

  • The element of weakness symbolized by the clay, pertained to the feet as well as to the toes. Rome, before its division into ten kingdoms, lost that iron vigor which it possessed to a superlative degree during the first centuries of its career. Luxury, with its accompanying effeminacy and degeneracy, the destroyer of nations as well as of individuals, began to corrode and weaken its iron sinews, and thus prepared the way for its disintegration into ten kingdoms. (US 55)
  • The image of Daniel 2 is exactly parallel with the four beasts in the vision of Daniel 7. The fourth beast represents the same kingdom as do the iron legs of the image. The ten horns of the beast correspond naturally to the ten toes of the image. These horns are plainly declared to be ten kings which should arise. They are as much independent kingdoms as are the beasts themselves, for the beasts are spoken of in precisely the same manner -- as "four kings, which shall arise." (Daniel 7:17). They do not denote a line of successive kings, but kings or kingdoms which existed contemporaneously, for three of them were plucked up by the little horn. The ten horns, beyond controversy, represent the ten kingdoms into which Rome was divided. (US 57)

"...the kingdom shall be divided..."

  • One of the great phenomena of history took place when masses of people moved at once. they were called Goths or Barbarians. They began invading the Roman Empire, breaking it to pieces in A.D. 476. These Germanic people became the nations of Western Europe today:
        • Anglo-Saxons . . . . . . . . . . England
        • Franks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . France
        • Burgundians . . . . . . . . . . .Switzerland
        • Visigoths . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spain
        • Alamanni . . . . . . . . . . . . .Germany
        • Suevi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portugal
        • Lombards . . . . . . . . . . . . .Italy
        • Heruli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Destroyed (A.D. 493)
        • Vandals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destroyed (A.D. 534)
        • Ostrogoths . . . . . . . . . . ..Destroyed (A.D. 538) (KC 40)
  • Though mentioning the toes, Daniel does not specifically call attention to their number. He does mention that the kingdom was to be divided. (4BC 775)
  • Here, then, is a division presented; and what have we in the symbol to indicate it? -- Nothing but the toes of the image. -- Unless they do, we are left utterly in the dark on the nature and extent of the division which the prophecy shows did exist. To suppose this would be to cast a serious imputation upon the prophecy itself. We are therefore held to the conclusion that the ten toes of the image denote the ten parts into which the Roman empire was divided. (US 57)
  • This division was accomplished between A.D. 351 and A.D. 476. The era of this dissolution thus covered a hundred and twenty-five years, from the middle of the fourth century to the last quarter of the fifth century. No historians of whom we are aware, place the beginning of this work of the dismemberment of the Roman Empire earlier than A.D. 351, and there is general agreement in assigning its close in A.D. 476. Concerning the intermediate dates, that is, the precise time from which each of the ten kingdoms that arose on the ruins of the Roman Empire is to be dated, there is some difference of views among historians. Nor does this seem strange, when we consider that there was an era of great confusion, that the map of the Roman Empire during that time underwent many sudden and violent changes, and that the paths of hostile nations charging upon its territory crossed and recrossed each other in a labyrinth of confusion. But all historians agree in this, that our of the territory of Western Rome, ten separate kingdoms were ultimately established, and we may safely assign them to the time between the dates above named; namely, A.D. 351 and A.D. 476.... The ten nations which were most instrumental in breaking up the Roman Empire, and which at some time in their history held respectively portions of Roman territory as separate and independent kingdoms, may be enumerated (without respect to the time of their establishment) as follows: Huns (Alamanni), Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Franks, Vandals, Suevi, Burgundians, Heruli, Anglo-Saxons, and Lombards. (US 58)
  • But it may be asked, Why not suppose the two legs to denote division as well as the toes? Would it not be as inconsistent to say that the toes denote division and the legs do not, as to say that the legs denote division and the toes do not? We answer that the prophecy itself must govern our conclusions in this matter; for though it says nothing of division in connection with the legs, it does introduce the subject of division as we come to the feet and toes.... No division could take place, or at least none is said to have taken place , until the weakening element of the clay is introduced; and we do not find this until we come to the feet and toes. But we are not to understand that the clay denotes one division and the iron the other; for after the long-existing unity of the kingdom was broken, no one of the fragments was as strong as the original iron, but all were in a state of weakness denoted by the mixture of iron and clay. (US 58-59)

"...iron mixed with miry clay."

  • "They ( the divided kingdoms) shall mingle themselves with the seed of men..." (Daniel 2:43). "Seed" here means descendents. At one time nearly all the European heads of state intermarried in an attempt to unify Europe. Even this could not prove the prophecy wrong: "...but they (the divided kingdoms, the nations of Europe) shall not cleave one to another..." (Daniel 2:43). Throughout history Satan has made at least seven attempts to prove this prophecy wrong. Charlemagne, Charles V, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Kaiser Wilhelm, Hitler and Mussolini all set to unite Europe. A united Europe meant control of the world. All such plans have failed just as the Bible predicted. Some world powers have been weak, others strong -- like the mixture of iron and clay. (KC 40-41)
  • Daniel's prophecy has stood and will stand the test of time. Today it carries special meaning because the dream was to show Nebuchadnezzar what was to take place in the latter days. (Daniel 2:28) (KC 41)
  • A careful study of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation reveals that the ten kings of Daniel 2 are the same ten kings as those in Revelation 17, "...which have received no kingdom as yet" (Revelation 17:12). A study of Revelation 17 further reveals that, "as yet" refers to an exact time period. The Bible makes it clear that the ten kings have been kingdoms since the breakup of the Roman Empire. They have not "as yet" spoken with, "one mind" as referred to in Revelation 17:13. These nations will receive power from, or have some kind of an alliance with the "beast" during a short period of time referred to as "one hour" just before the Second Coming of Jesus. The identity of this "beast" power will be examined in detail [as we move through Daniel and the Revelation]. During this "one hour" period, "These (divided kingdoms, nations of Europe) have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the beast (Revelation 17:13).
  • Strong movements are taking place in Western Europe to bring together the ten toes, not as one kingdom, but working together to accomplish one objective. In 1992 under the Masstricht Treaty the European Economic Community (created with the signature of the Treaty of Rome on March 25,1957) emerged as the strongest economic trading block in the world. (KC 41-42)
  • Rome had lost its iron tenacity and strength, and its successors were manifestly weak, like the admixture of clay, with the iron. (4BC 775)
  • The clay mixed with iron also denoted the union of church and state. This combination is peculiar to the latter part of the world's history, to the feet and toes of the image.... Religion was the basis of government in the heathen nations; there could be no separation of the church and the state. When apostate Christianity united with the state, each remained in a sense distinct as the miry clay is separate from the iron. The union continues until the stone smites the image upon the feet. (SNH 39)
  • We have come to a time when God's sacred work is represented by the feet of the image in which the iron was mixed with the miry clay. God has a people, a chosen people, whose discernment must be sanctified, who must not become unholy by laying upon the foundation wood, hay, and stubble. Every soul who is loyal to the commandments of God will see that the distinguishing feature of our faith is the seventh-day Sabbath. If the government would honor the Sabbath as God has commanded, it would stand in the strength of God and in defense of the faith once delivered to the saints. But statesmen will uphold the spurious sabbath, and will mingle their religious faith with the observance of this child of the papacy, placing it above the Sabbath which the Lord has sanctified and blessed, setting it apart for man to keep holy, as a sign between Him and His people to a thousand generations. The mingling of church craft and statecraft is represented by the iron and the clay. This union is weakening all the power of the churches. This investing the church with the power of the state will bring evil results. Men have almost passed the point of God's forbearance. They have invested their strength in politics, and have united with the papacy. But the time will come when God will punish those who have made void His law, and their evil work will recoil upon themselves. (4BC 1168-1169)
  • The conclusion is inevitable, therefore, that the prophet has here stated the cause for the effect. The introduction of the weakness of the clay element, as we come to the feet, resulted in the division of the kingdom into ten parts, as represented by the ten toes; and this result, or division, is more than intimated in the sudden mention of a plurality of contemporaneous kings. Therefore, while we find no evidence that the legs denote division, but serious objections against such a view, we do find good reason for supposing that the toes denote division, as here claimed.... Furthermore, each of the four monarchies had its own particular territory, which was the kingdom proper, and where we are to look for the chief events in its history shadowed forth by the symbol. We are not, therefore, to look for the divisions of the Roman Empire in the territory formerly occupied by Babylon, or Persia, or Grecia, but in the territory proper of the Roman kingdom, which was finally known as the Western Empire. Rome conquered the world, but the kingdom of Rome proper lay west of Grecia. That is what was represented by the legs of iron. There, then, we look for the ten kingdoms, and there we find them. We are not obliged to mutilate or deform the symbol to make it a fit and accurate representation of historical events. (US 59)
We have the rebuilding of the Tower of Babel under the guidance of Mary (her 12 stars) This is Mary showing her 12 stars, they are always there if you look We have here the acceptance of all faiths coming together under the guidance of Mary (stars in upper right hand corner)
The signing of the EU constitution on 17 June 2004 in Rome under the approval of the Pope (see the statue of the Pope) supported by Mary (see the stars on the flag beneath the table). There is more but that will be added later. It is later than you think.
  • A poster circulated by the Council of Europe (see above), one of the three main divisions of the European Economic Community, pictures the tower of Babel as its logo and the phrase, "Many Tongues, One voice", as its motto. "The poster is a combination of the fifteenth century drawing of the tower of Babel, with the impression of a modern crane, illustrating that the Common Market alliance in 1992 will complete the building of a one-world order whose top will reach to Heaven. The twelve stars represent the 1990 membership of the Common Market." (Europe is Rising!, Oklahoma City, OK: Heatherstone Publishing, 1990, inside cover.) (KC 42)
  • Earth's population is heading for a final showdown between the Power of Heaven and the powers of earth. God says the nations of Europe will not bond in a lasting union: "They shall not cleave one to another" (Daniel 2:43). Earthly powers say that those nations will once again e many tongues with one voice and are determined to have a complete political and economic union of Europe. "West Europeans mostly welcome the plans for monetary and political union." (Time Magazine, December 9, 1991). (KC 42)
  • The role the ten kings have assumed in recent years has placed the world on a collision course with the words of Daniel 2:43; "They shall not cleave one to another." God says, "You won't," and the world says, "We will." It seems obvious that a confrontation between the Power of Heaven and the powers of earth will soon take place. (KC 43)