reply posted on 8-4-2003 @ 12:04 AM by helen670
One night sometime during the fifth centuryB.C.,
'''Nebuchadnezzar ''had dreams; and his spirit was so
troubled that his sleep left him''( Daniel 2: 1 )
Since he was the king of Babylon, if he had a bad night,
everone else did too.Nebuchadnezzar got up in the dark and summoned his magicians,astrolgers and
sorcerers.He commanded them to interpret his dream.
''Certainly,'' the king's wise men responded.''Just
tell us your dream and we''ll interpret it''.
Nebuchadnezzar must have been feeling a little cagey,for he insisted not only that they interpret his
dream, but that they first tell him what it was!
The penalty for failure was to be cut in pieces.
Predictably, the magicians and astrolegers were stymied and agitated at the royel request.
They would certainly have met an early demise,had it not been for Daniel.
Daniel, a Jew in captivity, heard what was happening and started to pray,knowing that only God could inspire him to meet the king's demand.
Then he went to Nebuchadnezzar and said,''There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known ....what will be in the latter
days''' (Daniel 2: 28 )
Daniel understood that, although the kings dream dealt with the entire scope of sacred history, it's purpose was to shed light on the ''latter''
or Last day's.
there is way too much info on Daniel and the last days to put here.................... taken from
'''''Ultimate things"" Dennis E.Engleman..............