Sunday, December 4, 2011

They shall not cleave...

In the Old Testament book of Daniel, there is recorded Nebuchadnezzar's (King of Babylon) dream and the interpretation. The history of this dream applied both anciently and continues to do so today.
Here's why that is true: The king's dream was of a large statue of a man and consisted of a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, legs of iron, feet and toes of iron and clay. In their order, these various parts of the statue represented the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Pagan Rome, and the nations that followed its breakup; the nations of Europe. The sequence of these nations and their fall is verified by history.
Commenting on those nations Daniel writes; "As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. [Daniel 2:43]
There is a historical witness to this statement: Go to the internet and search a phrase such as this...Intermarriage of European Royalty...
Multiple sites explore the various lines of royalty and their attempts at unity through marriage. None of these have succeeded.
Neither by marriage, nor wars (eg. Napoleon), nor any other attempt has held.
So it is today with the European Union and the Euro. We are watching the failure (default) of EU members on the nightly news. In the last few days Merkle and others have been calling for the IMF (international monetary fund) for more assistance.
Based on the word of the Lord in Daniel, the details given of the prophesied collapse of these kingdoms and their fulfillment over the centuries since Daniel wrote, I will say that we are witnessing the continuing fulfillment of God's Word: The EU and the Euro will fall.
God's Word does not fail! ec

1 comment:

Todd - Former LLU faculty too said...

Amen Ed! The word of God is true in spite of so many trying to throw it away.