The Iron Clay Feet Of Daniel 2

This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the iron-clay feet of the statue in Daniel 2.

Summary: Islam and the Muslims represent the clay of the iron clay feet of the statue in Daniel 2. The iron, the Roman Catholic Church, helped Mohammed write the Koran and be revered as the prophet of Islam. The RCC has used Muslims to kill Christians and Jews, to protect Catholics, and to capture Jerusalem. But the Muslims kept Jerusalem for themselves and sought to conquer more land, so they don’t mix well, and they have battled during the Crusades.

Daniel 2 describes a statue with iron legs, which represents the Roman Empire.

Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints.

The Lord exacted vengeance against it by causing the Roman Empire to collapse from within, from civil wars and excessive taxation; and from without, when the Lord sent army after army against it.

The last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., and Satan responded by empowering the Roman Catholic Church to rise to power in their place.

The Popes took the title of the Roman Emperors, Pontifex Maximus, as the head of the church and state, healing the deadly head wound.

The Roman Catholic Church didn’t have an army, so they used other people groups, the clay of Daniel 2, to wage war for them.

The statue has feet made of iron/clay, which tells us that the Roman beast would mingle with other people groups, to battle against the kingdom of Christ.

Daniel 2:41-43 “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. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay

The Bible is its own dictionary, so we need not speculate about the meanings.

The Strong’s Hebrew word for both “mixed” and “mingle” is 6151 “arab”.

The clay represents the Arabs, who became the great Ottoman Empire, who worked with the Roman Catholic Church, to control the lands previously held by the Roman Empire.

They both killed Christians and Jews, but they have also warred with each over possession of Jerusalem and other territories, which led to the Crusades where they fought against each other, as they don’t mix well.

Jerome said “In our time, the clay has become mixed with iron. Once nothing was stronger than the Roman Empire, now nothing weaker, mixed up as it is with, and needing the help of barbarous nations.”

David Nikao

Popes helped write the Qur'an

Related Study Series: Islam In Bible Prophecy

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Peter September 30, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Hi David. In Daniel 2 41-43 it says mixed and mingled with the seed of men. If it is just about the Arabs, then what about the seed of men, as in seed of mankind? I took it to be mixing with not just the Arabs, but also the seed of men, people’s and other nations of the world before Messiah(the stone) smashes and destroys the feet and sets up his kingdom. But I’m no expert in history, so mYbe there has been an ongoing love hate “partnership” through the centuries that I don’t know about.

Your site is awesome, it really opened my eyes. I always felt that we were living in the laodicean age with the church being wealthy, lukewarm and delusional, but I just didn’t know how exactly thr whys and hows because I didn’t understand the historical events of past church ages.

So what should and can we do as believers in today’s laodicean church age?


David October 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Thank you for your comment Peter 🙂 The iron represents the Roman part, the Roman Catholic Church. The clay represents the Muslims. The Roman Catholic Church helped write the Qur’an and prop up the illiterate Mohamed as their leader. They both have killed Jews and the saints. They both have conquered territory once held by the Roman Empire. But they have also battled over territory, especially Jerusalem.

The Islam In Bible Prophecy study series explains this in more detail.

I’m blessed to know that the studies have helped you. As for today’s Laodicean Church age, I believe that we should do the same thing as the Protestant Reformers did, proclaim that faith in Messiah’s atoning work is the only way of salvation; and proclaim that the Popes and Jesuit Generals of Rome are the enemy of Messiah and His Church. I would add that we need to teach the truth of prophecy fulfillment, as to expose the deceptions of the enemy, to remove their power.

Keep learning and growing in the faith!


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