The Rise & Fall of Earthly Kingdoms Daniel Two Part 2

God had given King Nebuchadnezzar a dream predicting the fall of his kingdom and the rise and fall of three successive nations. All these nations represented the principles of Satan’s kingdom and would be destroyed and God’s everlasting kingdom would eventually fill the earth.

In this story we find the king rebelling against God’s prediction. Just like Satan in the beginning of the great controversy, Nebuchadnezzar was self deceived through pride and thought that his kingdom could prevail. The image that King Nebuchadnezzar set up on the plains of Dura represented himself.

This is the core issue of the great controversy. Whose principles will be found to be everlasting and able to sustain life, the principles of selfless love and liberty or self-exaltation and force? In other words, Will the real God please stand up.

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