At the beginning of Israel’s 70-year exile in Babylon — decreed by the Lord God because of the southern kingdom’s disobedience to Shemitah laws regarding the land He had given them as their inheritance — the prophet Daniel was given divine wisdom to interpret dreams. At that time, Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Babylonians, had a prophetic nightmare regarding the future, and the rise and fall of empires, including Rome … and perhaps the United States of America. (See Daniel 2.)
America Is Starting To Look Like Rome Before It Collapsed
April 26, 2016
America is starting to look more and more like the Roman Empire just before it collapsed.A nation is only as strong as its population, and right now we are quite a disaster. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate in the United States has spiked to the highest level in almost 30 years. The following is an excerpt from a Washington Post article entitled “U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century”…
At this point things have gotten so bad that even 70 percent of our pastors are battling depression….
I urge you to follow the link and read the portions of the article that I edited out for the sake of brevity. Some VERY interesting statistics that you may find fascinating, though depressing.
Okay, back to Daniel 2 and the fall of the Roman Empire …
I’ve written extensively on this topic. You can find my Bible studies concerning Daniel’s statue prophecies @
For now I will simply say, in regard to Michael Snyder’s reference to Rome, that the Lord God used Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about a huge statue, divided into four sections, to foretell the rise and fall of FIVE GREAT KINGDOMS ON EARTH.
The first was Babylon, which was conquered by Medo-Persia (exactly 70 years after the Israelites were sent into exile), which was conquered by Greece, which was conquered by THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
The Roman Empire was never “conquered” (arguably). Rather it “collapsed” and fell from within after the armies of Titus destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem and expelled a majority of the Jews, dispersing them throughout the known world. The history of all that is detailed and lengthy. However it should be noted that eventually ISLAM took over Jerusalem and still has control of the Temple Mount.
America is an extension of the expanded Roman Empire that reached into the European countries — and primarily the British Empire, which tried to rule over the colonists who settled in the New World. At this moment in time, the United States — one might argue — could be described as a divided kingdom; yet with some of the strength of iron in it; but brittle like baked clay.
That’s how Daniel described the huge statue’s feet and the kingdom they represent:
“And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.” (Daniel 2:43)
I don’t know about you. But in my mind, that sounds an awful lot like 21st century America.
Stay alert, continue to pray fervently, and keep watching …