The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 11
The first world empire according to record is the Babylonian empire under King Nebuchadnezzar in (August of 605 B.C.) the residue of real estate remaining is modern day Iraq. The second empire consisted of the global domination of the Medes and Persians (550 B.C.) and the residue of real estate remaining is in the land of Iran. The third global empire established was by Greece (Alexander the Great) in (330 B.C.) The fourth global empire was established by the Romans in (450 B.C.) The book of Daniel contains an accurate account of the history of these empires and was ironically written approximately the sixth century B.C. during the life time of Daniel the prophet a “Hebrew” (Jewish) from the tribe of Judah. (Reference: Daniel 2: 1-49) Divine is retrospect, the history and the foretelling of the rise and fall of world empires have brought us to this day. The cultures and times have evolved as each empire fell and the other was established. This week’s blog will summarize the empires influences on the world we live in today.
A set of weird and intriguing circumstances befell King Nebuchadnezzar when he destroyed and took the Hebrews captive out of the city of Jerusalem. The first trivial set of circumstances erected from a dream the King had about a statue with a gold head, silver chest and arms, brass stomach and thighs and iron legs. The feet and toes were constructed of iron and clay that did not mix. Troubled and threatening to kill all of his magicians and spiritual advisors, Daniel was summoned and commanded to interpret the dream without any knowledge of it. Daniel prayed to the God of the Hebrews and answered the King: “The gold head was King Nebuchadnezzar himself and the kingdom of Babylon, the silver was the Medes and Persians and the third was of course Greece. The fourth part of the statue was the Romans and ten nations (ten toes) left at the end of time.” Its end, concluded Daniel: “A stone made with men’s hands striking the statue at his feet and destroying the image in pieces. The stone then grew becoming an exceeding great mountain that filled the entire earth.” Jesus of Nazareth in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John declares that he is this stone (doctrine that certain Jews rejected and marked as blasphemy; charges that lead to his crucifixion.)
I want to break down every tradition that remained from each empire that affected each empire and remained all the way to our time. The religions, cultures, and traditions of people have been shaped and passed down from these established kingdoms. The roots of our lifestyle run deep; across Atlantics and Pacific’s across ancient continents. Problems and challenges we face are results of what has been decided long before. The truth is there; written in between the lines of controversy, lies and secrecy.
Chapter 13 will cover the rise and fall of Babylon and the Medes and Persians. Could the customs, beliefs, principles and traditions that we experience everyday have come from these kingdoms?
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