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God has promised the rise and fall of a specific sequence of nations in the prophecy to Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2. First, the nation of Babylon would rule, but after them would come the Medes and Persians...two arms and a chest of silver.
In Daniel 5, Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom has passed through a somewhat crooked family tree to his grandson Belshazzar, who repeated the same prideful mistakes of rebellion against the Lord Most High. While celebrating the Babylonian moon god festival with a drunken feast in the palace court, Cyrus the Persian led an army secretly into Babylon and conquered the city, district by district, in a single night, and without a battle. Thus, the kingdom passed from the head of gold (Babylon) to the chest and arms of silver (Medo/Persia), per the vision of God to Nebuchadnezzar in chapter 2.
The significance of chapter 5 in view of our own interest in Bible prophecy is to show that God was activating the word that he had given earlier with precision and with truth. When the Lord gives a prophetic word, it is specific, precise, and literal.
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Joel Dover is the Senior Pastor of the Calvary Chapel Church in Newnan GA, a church that he started in 2014 from a living room Bible study.
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