Here is what we know:
31Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. 32This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 33His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. 34Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
36This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. 37Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
39And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 41And 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. 42And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
3And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 4The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. 5And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. 6After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes.
And here we have a link between this fourth beast and end time Babylon:
20Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
21And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
22With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
23I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
24And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD.
25Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
There is alot going on here ^^ and we can find even more in Revelation 18 but puzzle pieces I would like to put together today are here:
1. We have a link between this fourth beast and Babylon.
2. This fourth and final beast breaks in pieces all previous kingdoms (and the lands associated with them) to include the Roman empire, Persian empire, the Greek empire.
3. This final fourth beast empire appears to be a revived Islamic Caliphate.
What evidence to we have that this final beast kingdom will be a revived Islamic Caliphate and not a revived Roman empire (as commonly taught)?
1. Current events. The Lord is tipping His hand right now. What is the Lord doing in the world? Islam is being promoted, glorified by the entire western world. In fact, all western governments have facilitated a de facto conquest of the west by Islam through their forced immigration policies and government protection of muslims as a 'protected class' while all others are treated like second class citizens.
2. Babylon-up till now America was the only 'shoe that fit' the description of end time Babylon but the end times have not concluded yet. What we are seeing across the world is a radical transformation that includes massive migration of Islamic peoples, and dissolution of national sovereign borders. Why? The end game is a revived Islamic Caliphate. Look at the area ISIS controls, the national borders have disintegrated into new borders. War has a tendency to do that and much more war is on the horizon.
Did you know they are planning to build a new, largest building in the world in Iraq soon? See here.
It appears that end time Babylon will be much closer to ancient Babylon than any of us thought. What this nobody failed to consider when naming America end time Babylon was how radical and radically fast the end time transformation of the world would occur. We are watching it happen right now before our eyes.
There is much more transformation that must happen but it appears from all the evidence before us we are watching the evolution of the final end time beast, revived Babylon, a revived Islamic Caliphate before our very eyes. Needless to say a revived Islamic Caliphate that conquers and destroys the entire world does not bode well for Israel who will be at the very center of all of this. More to come later.
grace and peace