Daniel chapter 2:41-44

Verse 41 And you saw that the feet and the toes were made partly of potter's clay and partly of iron. Likewise, the kingdom will be divided, but will still have some of the hardness of iron in it. Because as you saw, the iron was mixed with soft clay.

42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly fragile.

43 Just as you saw iron mixed with soft clay, so they will be mixed with the seed of men, but will not stick together, one to the other, just as iron does not mix with clay.

44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And the kingdom itself will not pass to any other people. It will crush and bring to an end all these kingdoms, and itself will endure for ages to come.

Verse 41 Both the feet and the toes are partly made of iron and clay. Daniel mentions the toes separate from the feet. Feet: The two feet represent the dual world power Anglo-America. The kingdom is divided because it is a dual world power. In terms of foreign policy, the USA and Great Britain sometimes act harshly and unyieldingly (militarily, authoritarian) against other countries, sometimes also diplomatically and humanely. However, both countries are unstable domestically. Because they are democracies, the governing party changes again and again - 42 This verse specifically speaks of the toes of feet, of which humans have ten. We find the number 10 in Revelation in two beasts.

A.Rev 13:1 The beast comes up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten diadems. The ten horns represent the totality of the sovereign states. The ten diadems mean that these states also exercise a certain amount of power in addition to the dominant world power (a head). The states are different, some strong and stable, some weak and fragile, some hard and unyielding, some soft and yielding. People of different origins live in many countries, so the peoples mix.

B.Rev 17:3 The scarlet beast also has seven heads and ten horns, but no diadems. “It is itself an eighth king, but it comes from the seven, and it goes into destruction.” The ten horns mean ten kings who have not yet received royalty, but they receive power like kings for one hour with the beast. (Rev 17:11-12). The scarlet-colored monster is an association of states that partially renounce their own sovereignty (diadems) in order to be able to act effectively as an association and to achieve common goals. The United Nations receives power “with the beast”, it exists parallel to the other political system in which there are sovereign states with a certain power and also the two-horned beast from Rev 13:11-13, the Anglo-American dual world power .

The feet and toes are on the same level, so they exist at the same time, at least for a while. Even if the toes form the end of the statue. Today we can observe this: there exists both a dominant world power (Anglo-America, the feet), and a world system with many powerful sovereign states, and the United Nations (the toes). With the toes forming the end of the body, the United Nations could be the last purely human world power before it is replaced by the Kingdom of God. It is called the eighth king, the number eight follows the number seven. It is also logical to assume that the power of the UN will continue to increase, but in return the power of Anglo-America will have to decrease more and more.

43 “The seed of men (=the offspring) will be mixed”. People of different origins live in the individual sovereign states. They mix with the population living there, but do not adhere to each other, are not integrated there, or the individual sovereign states do not connect with each other, even though people of the same origin live in them and people of different origins live in all of them.

44 While the political powers still exist, Jehovah God is setting up a kingdom (=government) that will crush all human governments and last indefinitely. Eventually his rule will extend over the entire earth. See Da 2:35 “And as for the stone that struck the image, it became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.” -


Daniel 2:41-44 prophetically describes what will happen politically in the time of the end. There will be a dual world power, represented by the two feet, as well as many sovereign states exercising power together. Anglo-America proved to be this dual world power. The United Nations as the eighth and final king before God's kingdom takes over.