The King’s Dream and the American Dream


And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to show the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream and my spirit was troubled to know the dream. The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation. Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath commanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets and maketh known to the King Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream and thy visions of thy head upon the bed, are these” – (Dan.2:1,2,3,26,27,28).


   This dream and prophesy was from God and interpreted by the prophet Daniel through the Holy Spirit and it will be finally fulfilled in these latter days of today. Dreams in the Bible came from God and the Devil. Dreams from God had meaning and often revealed the future through His prophets but the Devil’s false prophets also used dreams to deceive the people. Dreams and night visions were not strictly distinguished. Prophesy and the dreaming of dreams were to be tested in the same way. If the prophets dreams turned people away from the true God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, then he was a false prophet. “If these arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul” – (Du.13:1-3). Again in (Jer.23:25) “I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.”


   If the prophet said that all gods were the same and that a working knowledge of the world’s great religions was the necessary part of any well-rounded education. If they say that the Bible, the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita and books of Greek and Norse and African mythology were all God’s Word, then you are not to follow this dreamer of dreams. If he says the Church, the Buddhist Temple, the Shinto Shrine and the Moslem Mosque are all the same, he’s a false prophet. If he’s a proponent of Ecumenism and the uniting together of all religions and doesn’t believe in the one true God, the Lord Jesus, don’t listen to him. “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” – (I Jn.5:20). Just to go around saying ‘I have a dream’ is no proof that it is of God.


   It was in Babylon that Emperor Nebuchadnezzar dreamed of the multi-metallic image that represented the times of the Gentiles rule of the world. The image stands for image worship and Gentile world empires starting with the head of gold – the Babylonian Empire. The breast and arms of silver stood for the Media-Persian Empire, the second world empire. The belly and thighs of brass was the Greek Empire, the third world empire. The legs of iron was the Roman Empire, the fourth world empire (Italy is shaped like a leg). The feet of iron and clay is the Revived Roman Empire of these later days. It is the last empire ruled by Antichrist who will cause the whole world to worship his image under penalty of death.


   I believe the empire of iron and clay feet is the American Empire. I believe the U.S. is the Babylon of Revelation and the last empire before Jesus comes back and our president will be the Antichrist-Beast. We have been gradually building our empire for many years now and controlling the world. The only thing that kept America from establishing a full-fledged empire after WWII was the presence of the Soviet Union as a restraining force. The collapse of Russia gave the American eagle the opportunity to spread its wings unfettered – which is what it did. In doing so, it revealed the truth; it had been running an empire all along. Terrorism now replaces communism as the enemy.


   When we conquered Iraq-Babylon in an unprovoked war, we showed the world that we are the New Babylon in (Rev.18) and the empire of Antichrist. The president of the U.S. rules Iraq-Babylon with 130,000 soldiers and will continue till Jesus comes back as the smiting stone and crushes him at Armageddon. “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever… and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure” – (Dan.2:34,35,43-45).


   That’s how we know for sure this dream is true and of God, because it brings honor and glory to the Lord Jesus. As the New Testament shows us with all the dreams at the birth and death of Christ – (Mt.1:20 – 2:12:13,19,22 and 27:19). True dreams from God have Christ at the center. The king’s dream ends with Emperor Jesus Christ ruling the earth forever and we who are saved by Him will share in the dream.


   We could call the empire of the beast in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the American Dream. The American dream has always been the primary reason for immigrants wanting to come to America. And the main component of the American dream today is the quest for money. But God’s Word says that the love of money is the root of all evil and the Devil and his evil Anti-Christ will be found where the money is. And where the money is will also be the most powerful military to forge the empire.


   But the ultimate of the American dream, as the world sees it, is not for the immigrants but for a black man to become president. To rise from the slave house to the White House, as it were. From a slave to the highest office in the world. This will be confirmation that the American dream is finally working. President Bush is our Caesar who has almost finished off our republic. The Housecleaning and the Senatecleaning of 2006 will only bring in the some Democrat corruption and dirt. The next president in 2008 could very well be the President-Beast riding on a Democrat ass in triumph to the throne of empire. And Satan will be deceiving with his Antichrist, his masterpiece of deception, in this very area. America is right on the verge of having our first President-King and the king may very well have a dream – a beastly dream told to us by Daniel in Chap.7. A beastly dream of conquest and devouring flesh by empire. And he may be a black antichrist who is ass-ass-inated with a head wound like Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy and like M.L. King – (the common denominator is blacks). He will very skillfully use his minority status and black skin as a political asset. He will skillfully use the news media to gain power. If you reveal his evil character, you’ll be branded as a racist.


   Both dreamers in the Bible, Joseph and Daniel, were slaves and prisoners and were exalted as rulers. They went from shame and suffering to glory, from humbling themselves to being exalted over all – Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar being excepted. Pharaoh said of Joseph – “Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt – (Gen.41:43). King Nebuchadnezzar said of Daniel “Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and mad him ruler over the whole province of Babylon” – (Dan.2:48).


   Both foreshadow Christ of whom  it is written – “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” – (Phillip.2:7-11). His own Father being excepted.


   I believe Satan’s Antichrist-Beast will counterfeit Christ in this very way. A black in America may become president of the U.S. and rule the world with the last empire before Chris returns. From the slavehouse to the White House. Nebuchadnezzar also had another dream in (Dan.4), a dream of an empire tree and he became a beast and he lived with the beasts and had the heart of a beast. The king that said ‘I have a dream’ became a human beast, and the best example of Antichrist-Beast in the Bible.


   Now what is the clay in the feet of the American dream? That which makes the empire of the Antichrist weak. That makes it a divided nation. Iron mixed with miry clay. The people shall mingle together, but like iron and clay they don’t cleave together. (Dan.2:43) says – “They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not cleave one to another.” It points to our great weakness in the U.S. – the black and white problem that has divided this nation from the beginning and made us weaker. A segregated church and a segregated nation. And Cassius Clay, the black boxer of the 1960’s, fits perfectly in this American dream. He changed his slave name to a Moslem name, Mohammad Ali, and became a Black Moslem.


   The blacks and whites don’t cleave together in love. Instead of the church preaching the gospel to ‘every’ creature and fulfilling the great commission, we whites refuse to preach to blacks and have black members and have segregated churches. And this heresy also permeates our society and politics. It broke our country apart in our Civil War and has given us riots in our cities. It has kept blacks out of positions of authority in all aspects of our society and weakened U.S.


   And the bottom line is sex between blacks and whites – ‘the seed’ - the great taboo. To cleave together and two becoming one flesh as husband and wife. The South had laws against black and white marriages unit l967. Most preachers in the South won’t marry blacks and whites even though both are born again, and this is totally against the scriptures. Because they look at people on the outside and not the heart – “For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” – (I Sam.16:7). God cares about a black heart not a black skin. It’s sin not skin – the inward, not the outward – amen.


   Miscegenation is an abominable, ugly word and yet in 1960 it was still described as a felony in over half the states of the Union. The dictionary describes it as – (a mixture of races – marriage or co-habitation between a white person and a black person). “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay…” – (Dan.2:43). This is the weakness in the American dream and this is where the devil strikes. Watch closely during our presidential elections for a man who fits right into this weakness – he may be the Antichrist-Beast and he will most probably talk much about his dreams. M.L. King spoke much of his dreams and this President-King will also. Antichrist may be black.


      The prophecy of the feet of the image is being fulfilled right now as the U.S. is building their dream empire. The current American dream is to rule the world like Babylon and Rome of old. The true and everlasting empire of Jesus Christ will crush the feet of the U.S. Empire at His second coming at Armageddon – (Rev.19). Image worship and idolatry will be finished forever. We await shortly for the new Nebuchadnezzar, the president of New Babylon-U.S.A., to make his entrance. Like Nebuchadnezzar of (Dan.4) he will be the Beast. You will see him on TV in Washington D.C. and in Babylon-Iraq fulfilling and finishing the empire dream of (Dan.2). And the unsaved will worship him as God and wear his mark – 666.


   The empire dream started with the head of gold in Babylon 2500 years ago and is being finished today in the last empire of the dream, the feet of iron and clay in New Babylon-U.S.A. We see this plainly as the U.S. has conquered and now rules in Babylon-Iraq. The King’s dream reveals that the final world empire is the kingdom of God ruled by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Lord Jesus Christ. And the saints shall rule and reign with him. That is God’s dream.


    Have you been born again into the family of God? Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). If you’re born again, you become a new holy creature in Christ – a saint of God. God loves you and sent His beloved Son to die on the cross for your sins. It doesn’t matter what color you are or what country you’re from – God’s dream includes Jew and Gentile, the whole human race. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” – (Rom.10:13). There is no respecter of persons with God. “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference” – (Rom.3:22). Anyone can be saved and have eternal life and become a king ruling with Christ for eternity. All nations and kindreds and people can become part of God’s dream through His Son. All men are equal in God’s eyes. “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on earth” – (Rev.5:10).


(See also my sermon in this section entitled ‘The Black Antichrist’)


   Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705