Daniel relates an account attributed to the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, in which the king dreams of a huge image made of various materials such as gold, silver, bronze, iron and clay. The prophet Daniel tells the king God’s interpretation. It stands for the rise and fall of different major world powers starting with Nebuchadnezzar’s own as the golden head.
Toes representing 10 kings
“You, O king, were watching, and you saw an immense image. That image, which was huge and extremely bright, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying. The head of that image was of fine gold, its chest and its arms were of silver, its abdomen and its thighs were of copper, its legs were of iron, and its feet were partly of iron and partly of clay. You looked on until a stone was cut out, not by hands, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and of clay and crushed them. At that time the iron, the clay, the copper, the silver, and the gold were, all together, crushed and became like the chaff from the summer threshing floor, and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a large mountain, and it filled the whole earth.” Daniel 2:31-35
The Bible has a number of situations framed on the same pattern. You could regard them as going under the same label of the so said “Gog of Magog”. Gog’s arrival had been long announced. Prophets have many times spoken of him, but without giving him that amazingly terrific name. Later, writers had to express regarding to the same topic. When Daniel describes the statue’s toes, he is pointing to that situation.
Armies gather to wage war at Armageddon
John expresses similarly in Revelation 19 when he writes:
“And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army.And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.” Revelation 19:19-21
The situation, according to Revelation 16:16, is the one labeled as Armageddon: ” And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon.” The verses above are a different picture of the attack Gog of Magog is representing. Magog and the kings of the earth of Revelation 19:19, that I have quoted before, are the same entity. The symbolic total number of the kings is ten, the same number for the instable, frail toes of the statue, according to Revelation 17:12-14
Kings receiving authority with the wild beast
“The ten horns that you saw mean ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings for one hour with the wild beast. These have one thought, so they give their power and authority to the wild beast. These will battle with the Lamb, but because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those with him who are called and chosen and faithful will do so.”
Now, let’s examine what do these toes-kings represent. The 10 Kings are sub rulers, and Kings that are not to be searched World Wide on the political chessboard. In a strict sense, they are not political leaders but spiritual leaders (true or pretended). These are Kings that immediately surround and belong to the Land of the spiritual Israel. They are organizational leaders of God’s people. Jesus identified them with the wise and the evil slave in Matthew 24:45-48. Here the evangelist marks a clear difference between the faithful and discreet slave and the wicked one. When adding “those with him who are called and chosen and faithful will do so”, (i.e., will conquer with him), the prophecy implicitly says that “only” those who are “called and chosen and faithful” will be at the Lamb’s side.
The value to give to the prophecy? This is part of the war of Armageddon. The same class, the spiritual Israel, will prove to stay partly with the Lamb and partly with the beast. Gog is divided in itself and fighting against Gog, according to the words spoken by Ezekiel: ‘Against his own brother the sword of each one will come to be.” Ezekiel38:21
The faithful and the evil slave
In confirmation, just a little before dying, Jesus said: “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? Happy is that slave if his master on coming finds him doing so! Truly I say to you, he will appoint him over all his belongings. But if ever that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying,’ and he starts to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with the confirmed drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know, and he will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his place with the hypocrites. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be.” These are not just hypothetic words. They are actually having fulfillment. Matthew 24:45-48
The wild beast
These kings have been entrusted power with the wild beast. Who’s that? The wild beast is every human political or religious organization putting the sun (666) in the center of the cosmos. Every action in the history, which was made with the aim of putting and preserving the sun in the center of the universe, is an action of the beast. So, we discover that 666 is the number of the sun, a number which was knowingly mystified and hidden. Alike, 666 is the number of the beast that creates heliocentrism and the icon of the globe, to promote the worship of the sun.
The false prophet
The false prophet is another way to identify the ten kings. It’s another way to refer to the evil slave of Matthew 24:45-48. It refers to any religious organization claiming to promote true worship but supporting the idolater image, the non-biblical heliocentric theory. The false prophet is anyone among the religious organizational leaders which are taking part in the adulterous conduct of the harlot and with her they will be judged. The Bible identifies them as Babylon the great.
These are John’s words to portray her: “He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:15-18
This is a serious warning for those claiming to be the faithful and wise slave. They should pay attention.
Giving the kingdom to the wild beast
Politics and religion always go hand in hand. Up to a certain point there’s no real difference between them. Unless you are a true worshiper and separated from the world, when you perform an act of worship you are doing a politic act as well. So the ten kings and the prostitute are united. They just have one idea, that is to give their kingdom to the wild beast. They totally agree in believing the earth is a globe and the sun stays in the centre of the universe.
Every man’s sword will be against his own brother
Anyway, in the present time and in the immediate future, among the ten so called ‘spiritual’ kings there is a tremendous idea to debate. “For God puts it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished.” This is a final battle, when first the wicked slave will fight against the faithful one, and then the other way opposite, a civil war, when according to Ezekiel 38:21 ” Every man’s sword will be against his own brother.” There will be a tremendous battle among the faithful and wise slave, the evil one and all God’s people organizational centers in order to establish which is the true doctrine of the Bible concerning the shape of the earth. It will be a part of Gog’s war.