Daniel 2: 42: 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. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon dreamed of an image that consisted of gold (Babylon), silver (Persia), brass (Greece) and iron (Rome) in Daniel 2: 31 - 33. Daniel the prophet was among the captive Jews; he was able to stand before the King and interpret the meaning of the night vision (dream). Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome have risen to power and have fallen with the progression of history; therefore we are currently living in the time of the feet which are tipped with ten toes.
The feet are described as consisting of iron and clay. Feet are the foundation of a body, and because iron and clay are compounds that will not mix, then we know that the foundation of the image is fragile. The two silver arms of the image represent Media and Persia, whilst the two legs of iron represent the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire. The two feet of the image represent the eastern world and the western world which acquaint themselves at times but will not commit to a genuine relationship. The iron and clay is only bound by an adhesive called the "United Nations"; that delicate bond will be broken at Armageddon when the capstone (the Lord Jesus Christ) smites the image (the kingdoms of man) to usher in the Millennium (Daniel 2: 45).
To fully comprehend the accuracy of this prophetic image, we will glance back to the 20th century, to October 12, 1960, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York where Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev, angered by a statement made by one of the visiting delegates, removed his shoe and beat it in frustration upon the table. This amazing spectacle spearheaded Daniel 2: 42 before us in that the LORD allowed this man to hold a shoe (worn by the foot) to show that the season of the feet and toes is now. Nikita Khrushchev was the chief representative for the eastern world whilst American President Dwight Eisenhower was the chief representative for the western world. Let us look closely at the meanings of the surnames of these two presidents, because it is there that we will see the significance of Daniel’s prophecy. “Khrushchev” means in Russian “clay”, whilst “Eisenhower” means in German, “iron-hewer”; truly we are living in the time of the feet.
Because of the growing intensity of the Cold War between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America, with both competing against each other in the Space race and in the development of nuclear weapons etcetera, the likelihood of World War Three (Armageddon) happening was a very real reality to the global populace. In an attempt to prevent the possible cataclysmic nuclear holocaust, it was decided to create the Ten Nation Committee for Disarmament, designed specifically for the disarming and removal of all weapons that posed a serious threat to the existence of mankind.
The Ten Nation Committee for Disarmament consisted of five eastern nations and five western nations. The five eastern nations were the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia), Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Romania. The five western nations were the United States of America, Canada, France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev was chief of the five eastern nations whilst American President Dwight Eisenhower was chief of the five western nations. The identity of the ten toes has been made known, and the significance of the iron and the clay has been clearly played-out before us. The hostility between Russia and America still exists, and very soon the brutal and swift power of the Russian military will commence World War Three.