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Lesson 2
Will There Soon Be a One World Government?

1. Why does God tell us His plans in advance?

John 14:29

2. Who is one prophet Jesus said we ought to understand?

Mark 13:14

Note: Read Daniel 2:1-30. Then find answers to the following questions.

3. Why was King Nebuchadnezzar troubled?

Daniel 2:3

4. What did he ask the wise men to show him?

Daniel 2:6

5. Who had given him this dream?

Daniel 2:28

6. What was the dream to reveal?

Daniel 2:29

Read verses 31-35. Then find answers to these questions.

7. What did Nebuchadnezzar see in his dream?

Daniel 2:31

8. Of what was the image made?

Daniel 2:32

His head:

His breast and arms:

His belly and thighs:

Daniel 2:33

His legs:

His feet:

9. What did Daniel tell the king the image’s head represented?

Daniel 2:36-38

10. What nation did Nebuchadnezzar represent?

Daniel 1:1


11. According to the interpretation, what would arise after Nebuchadnezzar’s golden kingdom?

Daniel 2:39

12. When Babylon did fall, what two nations, symbolized by the image’s silver breast and arms, shared world rulership?

Daniel 5:28

13. By what animal is Medo-Persia symbolized in Chapter 8?

Daniel 8:3, 4, 20

14. What animal smote the ram?

Daniel 8:5-7

15. What nation does this goat represent which would conquer Medo-Persia?

Daniel 8:21

16. Like the others, how extensively would this third kingdom rule?

Daniel 2:39

17. When the first king of Greece fell, the kingdom would be divided into how many parts?

Daniel 8:8, 21, 22

The great horn between the goat’s eyes represented Alexander the Great, who died at a young age without arranging for a successor to rule the conquered kingdom. True to prophecy, the territory was divided into four smaller kingdoms, and remained divided until superseded by the next world empire.

18. What then came forth?

Daniel 8:9

19. What kind of king was represented by this little horn?

Daniel 8:23

After Greece, the fourth and final nation to rule the world was the Roman empire.

20. The ram was "great" (v.4), the goat was "very great" (v.8). How did the little horn compare with them?

Daniel 8:9

21. From its point of origin, what directions did this kingdom spread?

Daniel 8:9

Rome, coming from the west, gained control of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine.

22. According to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, this fourth kingdom would be as strong as what metal?

Daniel 2:40

23. What would then happen to this kingdom?

Daniel 2:41

The Roman Empire, the last to rule the world, was absorbed by Germanic tribes which divided up the territory and eventually became the modern nations of Europe.

24. How does the prophecy describe the attempts of later kings to unite themselves?

Daniel 2:42, 43

25. What prophetic statement has prevented modern kings from uniting under one world government?

Daniel 2:43

Time and again since the fall of Rome men have attempted to unite the world under a single government. But the word of God has declared that it cannot be done, and according to that decree all attempts have failed.

26. When will God set up His eternal kingdom?

Daniel 2:44

27. What will God’s kingdom do to the kingdoms of men?

Daniel 2:44

28. What represented God’s kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream?

Daniel 2:45

29. What did Daniel say about the certainty of the dream and its interpretation?

Daniel 2:45

"The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets." Daniel 2:47.

The Imagery of Daniel 2

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

Head of Gold Babylon (605-539 BC)
Breast & Arms of Silver Medo-Persia (539-331 BC)
Belly & Thighs of Brass Greece (331-168 BC)
Legs of Iron Rome (168 BC - AD 476)
Feet of Iron & Clay Modern Nations (Since AD 476)
Stone Kingdom of God
Four Horns
Little Horn
Chapter 8:
Medo Persia
Greek Divisions

In the Light of God’s Word...

I understand that in the Bible God has accurately foretold world events long before they are to happen.

I desire to understand the prophecies God has given for our time.

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