David Jeremiah — The Conqueror
It has been said that truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere could this be more evident than in a prophecy fulfilled centuries after it was given. Most amazing, both the prophetic vision and the fulfillment thereof transpired within the same walls, the palace Nebuchadnezzar built in Babylon.
If we look to the Old Testament book of Daniel, the aged Hebrew prophet of God has taken ill after receiving a vision of the downfall of the ruler that is yet to be born. If we look to the pages of history, we find a 33-year-old Greek warrior who has taken ill and lay dying after conquering the world. The prophet conquered a culture of ungodliness. The warrior conquered the world for a fleeting moment. The prophet saw the vision of a warrior's demise. The warrior read the vision about his own demise. The prophet was blessed of God and lived for more than 90 years in Babylon. The warrior was cursed by men and, at 33 years old, died in Babylon.
Though this prophecy and its fulfillment might read like fiction, history has proven a strange reality. The Word of God gives us a future and a hope we can count on as being absolutely certain. So who is this warrior who lay dead in the very place in which his demise was foretold? Alexander the Great, the conqueror, an Agent of Babylon.