David Jeremiah — The Wolf-Man
Welcome to the Hall of Prophecy. The city of Babylon was one of the most splendid cities of the ancient world with a population of more than 1.2 million inhabitants. Under the tyrannical rule of King Nebuchadnezzar, the city flourished. He was the mastermind behind the reconstruction of the imperial grounds, the building of the Ishtar Gate, and the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. And with all of his accomplishments came something else: pride. But as we all know, God has a way of humbling the proud, even if you think you are the ruler of the world.
More than 20 years after Daniel first arrived in Babylon, he stood again before Nebuchadnezzar, interpreting a dream. This dream was not of an image of precious metals and clay, but of something living, not cut down.
Any king in his right mind would understand and heed the interpretation of his dream. But Nebuchadnezzar was not in his right mind. Pride is the path that leads to destruction, and id did for Nebuchadnezzar.
From a king living in a palace to a canine living in a cave, God's judgment was severe. Is there a lesson for today's world found in this story? Do the leaders of our world actually believe they are in control? Perhaps they should heed the warning found in the prophetic book of Daniel. So who is this prideful king turned beast? A wolf-man, if you will. Nebuchadnezzar, an Agent of Babylon.