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There are many, many examples in the Bible of God revealing historic events in advance to His prophets. One of the more amazing ones occured when Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar the meaning of a dream that the king had demanded his wise men, asgtrologers, soothsayers, and magicians interpret. The occultists, of course, had been unable to provide the correct interpretation, Daniel on the other hand was able to reveal the secret meaning of the dream, since his source of information was God Himself.
Daniel 2:27-28 says, “Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in Heaven that revealth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days.”
God revealed the secret to Daniel, who in turn revealed it to King Nebuchadnezzar. And just what was the secret? There would be four, and only four, kingdoms that would rule the world until the last days. The kingdoms were identified as Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. God unveiled that secret to young Daniel over 2,500 years agom and history has shown that there have been only four world kingdoms since then. There have been many would-be rulers who have tried to become the fifth kingdom, from Genghis Khan to Napoleon Bonaparte to Adolf Hitler and others. But all attempts at world conquest have failed because God said there would be only four, and history has proven Him right.
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