Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden
things which you have not known.
Jeremiah 33:3

King Nebuchadnezzar had a terrible nightmare and summoned his
magicians, astrologers, and sorcerers to reveal the dream and its
meaning. If they were unable to do it, they would be "cut into pieces"
and their houses would become "piles of rubble". Daniel, who served
the living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had the dream revealed to
him in a night vision by God:

Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night.
Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.  Daniel said: Blessed be the
name of God for ever and ever. To whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have
understanding; he reveals deep and mysterious things; he knows what
is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. To thee, O God of
my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for thou hast given me wisdom
and strength, and hast now made known to me what we asked of thee,
for thou hast made known to us the king's matter. Therefore Daniel
went in to Ar'i-och, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise
men of Babylon; he went and said thus to him, Do not destroy the
wise men of Babylon; bring me in before the king, and I will show the
king the interpretation. Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the
king in haste, and said thus to him: I have found among the exiles
from Judah a man who can make known to the king the interpretation.

The king said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Are you able
to make known to me the dream that I have seen and its
interpretation? Daniel answered the king, No wise men, enchanters,
magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery which the
king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries,
and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the
latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in
bed are these: To you, O king, as you lay in bed came thoughts of
what would be hereafter, and he who reveals mysteries made known
to you what is to be. But as for me, not because of any wisdom that I
have more than all the living has this mystery been revealed to me,
but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king,
and that you may know the thoughts of your mind:

"You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and
of exceeding brightness, stood before you, and its appearance was
frightening. The head of this image was of fine gold, its breast and
arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet
partly of iron and partly of clay. As you looked, a stone was cut out
by no human hand, and it smote the image on its feet of iron and
clay, and broke them in pieces; then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the
silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became
like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried
them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone
that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole

This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation. You,
O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the
kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, and into whose
hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the sons of men, the beasts of
the field, and the birds of the air, making you rule over them all--you
are the head of gold. After you shall arise another kingdom inferior
to you, and yet a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all
the earth. And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron,
because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things; and like iron
which crushes, it shall break and crush all these. And as you saw the
feet and toes partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it shall be a
divided kingdom; but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just
as you saw iron mixed with the miry clay. And as the toes of the feet
were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly
strong and partly brittle. As you saw the iron mixed with miry clay,
so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold
together, just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of those
kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be
destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people. It shall
break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it
shall stand for ever; just as you saw that a stone was cut from a
mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the
bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold.

A great God has made known to the king what shall be hereafter. The
dream is certain, and its interpretation sure." Then King
Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and did homage to Daniel, and
commanded that an offering and incense be offered up to him. The
king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of
kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal
this mystery." Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great
gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and
chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.
Daniel 2:19-48

The leaders in the field of prophecy have determined exactly which
part of the image refers to which kingdom of rule in history. History
has proven Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream to be
accurate. As Daniel prophesied, the empire which supplanted the king's
head of gold was the Medo-Persian kingdom which was the breastplate
of silver in the vision. The Babylonians were taken over by Alexander
the Great of Greece, the loins of brass. Alexander's empire then fell to
the Roman Empire, which eventually crumbled from within and
divided into eastern and western empires, the two legs of the image.

The vision was given to Daniel for the "latter" days. The final kingdom
represented by the ten toes of the image remain a part of the fourth
kingdom of Rome. Most scholars agree that the Revived Roman
Empire which is the current European Union is that final kingdom. The
leaders of that time will be given power by God for "one hour" as they
team up with the Antichrist who will also be from the Revived Roman
Empire. The fact that the base of the image was the weakest and final
kingdom illustrates just how far along we are to the End of the Age.
King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream