And of course all these world empires came into being just as God told to Daniel and the king. The final world empire, represented by the feet and toes, has NOT yet occurred. After Rome fell, we have not had an empire that encompassed the entire known world.
Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly [m]fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
Many theologians have speculated on who will be this final world empire. Because it contains iron, they assume that it will be some sort of revived Roman empire. Some say it will be a European Revived Roman empire, such as the EU. Others say it will be the revived eastern Roman empire such as an Islamic Caliphate.
Recently, however, I heard a pastor who broke down the actual Hebrew meaning in the above Scripture and I found it utterly fascinating. You won't find this by looking up the individual hebrew words, but I happen to have a Hebrew-English TANAKH, which gives an exact translation from the Hebrew into English, which Agrees with the NKJV translation above. The phrase I'm interested in in "they will mingle with the seed of men". Other translations do not say this, but since this is the direct Hebrew translation, I believe it is correct
What is the seed of men? Seed in the Scriptures always represents offspring, the sperm, the direct DNA of humans. Hence, here we clearly see that this final empire will be one in which some thing or some one who is not human will attempt to intermingle with human DNA or posterity. So, we have to go back to the Bible to see where or when or if that has ever happened. And of course we find it in Genesis and elsewhere where we see that the fallen angels mated with human women and produced Nephilim.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:4
We run into the Nephilim yet again in the land of the Philistines when God instructed the Israelites to kill every man, woman, child, and animal in the land. Why? Their DNA was polluted with Nephilim DNA, and God needed the Jewish people to remain pure so He could send Jesus through them to earth.
Jesus told us that the last days would be like the days of Noah. What were the days of Noah characterized by?
- Extreme wickedness and violence
- Every thought and intent of man was vile
- Nephilim were everywhere.
Based on these Scriptures, I believe this last world empire will be one which is inhabited and ruled by part human/part Nephilim hybrids. Whether the empire rises up from Europe or the Middle East or even from America, I have no idea. But I do believe this is what Daniel was describing. You can argue with me. You can call me crazy, but you can't argue with the Scriptures I've presented.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
One more point, which I've brought up before. Why would taking the Mark of the Beast condemn one to hell forever? What if someone repented and removed the Mark and turned to Jesus? No. The Bible is clear, taking the Mark is a one way non-refundable ticket to hell. Why? Because they are going to put Nephilim DNA in it and once that DNA gets into your body, you are no longer purely human, but you are now part fallen angel. And THERE IS NO REDEMPTION for the Fallen angels. Jesus only died and rose again for mankind.
Are the Nephilim here? Of course they are. They've always been here. They've just learned to hide well, to plot, to plan, for their chance to rise up and rule the world with Satan as their leader.
The good news?
In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. Daniel 2:44
The kingdom of God will destroy that final empire and all the other empires and Jesus will set up His Kingdom on earth and rule in righteousness!