39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom
inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40 And 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.
41 And 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
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron,
and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
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.
in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall
not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without
hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known
to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel,
and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.
king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer
of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
Chuck Missler, an expert, thinks
the iron-clay entities could be Nephilim, fallen angel - human, hybrids, as the Sons of God + daughters
of men, in Genesis 6:
We see many times in the New Testament where Jesus Christ casts out demons or evil spirits.
His disciples and apostles did so too, but not on as grand a scale The Lord did.
since then, we only hear of occasional demonic activities from missionaries in out of the way places.
Satan's operation took a major judgement blow from the mighty Lord Jesus Christ due to his vicory on the
This is a powerful proof for Christianity, which needs to be witnessed to.
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and
took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over
them in it.
no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
are tempted to laugh along with the old movies in labeling tribal peoples as "superstitious."
folks were basically just as smart as we. But, they faced serious danger from evil spirits.
Seems to me, the many
many elaborate rituals and devices of primitive peoples to ward off evil spirits were no laughing
We must fully realise that the Lord Jesus Christ severely limited Satan's options
in his victory on the cross.
The superstitious rituals genuinely witness to the precariousness of the time before Christ.
is a major consideration as we consider the mighty power of our Lord and his victory over Satan.
should include this in our witnessing.
More verses on our Lord's very real and visible triumph of Satan:
the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done
this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou
eat all the days of thy life:
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt
bruise his heel.
the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy
desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
1 And I stood upon
the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,
and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:
and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly
wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they
worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great
things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome
them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not
written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
With fond remembrance I cite the old hymn, Up From The Grave He Arose - usually sung at Easter.
I include some Youtube videos, down the page, of congregations singing this hymn.
a musical dunce, but, I think you have the chorus and then the refrain repeated after each chorus.
chorus is sung in a subdued tone and volume usually with people sitting down:
in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior, waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
people spring to their feet and loudly sing the refrain:
Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o'er
his foes; he arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. He
arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Subsequent choruses and refrains
follow in similar manner.
2. Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord! (Refrain)
3. Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my
Savior; he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord! (Refrain)