Revelation and Daniel both speak of a coming “Beast.” Who is the Beast? How will we recognize it and prepare to face it?
One of the most enigmatic passages in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about the metal statue is what the ten toes of iron and clay symbolize. Readers to this blog have requested that I comment on this passage, so I thought I’d give you my opinion. Prophecy teachers Joel Richardson and Mark Davidson teach that the iron and clay of the toes represents Sunni and Shia Muslim factions. Some teach iron is Islam and clay is apostate Christianity. Others teach it is some sort of genetic mixing of angels and humans. I personally think all of these are less than completely accurate. Let’s look at Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and see what scripture says:
Most of the western world was shocked by the sudden emergence of ISIS in the spring of 2014, its lightning conquest of northern and western Iraq and the establishment of a caliphate. The question on the minds of many Christians watching for the signs of Jesus’ return has been is ISIS fulfilling prophecy?
Personally I think it is too soon to definatively say that it is. There are numerous hints that it may be however, so it warrents careful observation over the next months and years. In my upcoming book, Are We READY for Jesus? How to prepare for his return I discuss many of these factors in greater detail. The book is anticipated in early 2015.