Edition 120: April 4th 2012
The USA in prophecy
News events and commentary:
●Netanyahu is to call for an early election in spite of the fact that his party is stable. Speculation is that it’s due to his desire for a consolidated platform before striking Iran.
●An Arab politician is to launch a pro-Israel political party! His aim is to support and work with the Jewish state.
●Obama places America in grave danger, by supporting homosexual marriage. A strong nation is built on the Godly principles in family, church and state. All three are being eroded now; but the surprise is for the President to assist in destroying one of those strong pillars. Homosexual marriage is not about rights. It's about re-defining what God has defined!
Obama is confirming that the "days of Noah and Lot" are here! That will be the title of the next edition.
The USA in prophecy
Right up front let me stress that there is no verse of scripture in the Bible that identifies the USA or most other Western nations clearly. We have to use the application of various verses rather than direct interpretation. But as you will see, we still end up with some pretty compelling evidence identifying the USA.
It’s not God’s style to leave us uninformed or in the dark.
I’ve seen some really off the wall, weird stuff on America in prophecy...mostly pure rubbish!
There is some good news for the United States in the Bible, and some terrible news. Read on my friends!
This edition is based on many Bible chapters dealing with the nations of the world in the end time scenario.
These chapters do not identify the USA directly, but there are many double references and types and shadows that do most certainly apply.
There are some who believe and teach that because the US is not in prophecy directly, that it will simply become weaker and weaker until it is of no relevance on the world stage.
I don’t buy that.
There are some who believe that the US will suddenly be destroyed and disappear from the world stage. Again, I don’t buy that. Of course it could happen, but I’m pretty sure that a major event like that would be mentioned in prophecy.
Why has God preserved the US till now?
I don’t think there is a nation on earth that has done more to perpetuate and spread evil and sin around the world that the US, particularly in the moral sense. It will pay for that somewhere down the line.
Of course America, with many other nations will pay for the mass murder of their own unborn.
On the other hand, God has saved the US up till now, because no other nation has done more to spread the gospel around the world than the US. It has been the world’s leader in missionary work and still is in many respects. It still spreads the light of God’s word around the world. The fast growing worldwide Messianic movement, God’s work, is really taking off in the US.
The US has put more money into missionary work, the publishing of Godly material and humanitarian work than any other nation.
The US has also been the home to the world’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel.
With our God these things are of major importance.
►God does not allow a nation to be destroyed because of its sin. He allows a nation to be destroyed because there is no more “light” and “salt”!
Obviously the “light“and “salt” are the very factors that keep sin at bay!
“We, the true believers are the “light of the world” and “salt of the earth,” says the Bible.
Salt acts as a preservative, it gives flavour, and is also typed with judgement on sin in the Bible. But it also says that “when the salt has lost its savour, it’s good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled under the foot of men.” And of course ‘light’ gives Godly sight.
God will most certainly judge a nation for its sin, if it’s light and salt has become ineffective. But right now America is hanging by the thread of its remaining light and salt.
Is all okay?
The light and salt in the US is fast being put out and neutralised. All is not okay!
Interestingly the US is spearheading the Messianic movement and is still very active in mission work. But it is also spearheading the cursed interfaith movement and the equally as cursed Emergent church movement. It seems to be right at the forefront of the devils work and the work of God.
The mega-churches of the US are becoming more respectable to the world and with the world. They’re becoming more and more materialist. They deliver one useless motivational message after another. Their gospel has become watered down and worldly.
There’s enough truth there to get people born again and on the road to salvation, but more and more, you’re seeing people getting started in a mega church and then they have to develop and grow their faith outside of that environment.
The denominational churches of the US are just like all of them around the world...they’re dead, useless counterfeits of the real thing.
The biggest danger for the US right now is that its spiritual light goes dim and its salt loses its effectiveness. And unfortunately this is happening right now. This is just why spiritual darkness and sin has advanced so much.
Of course the politics of the “road map to peace” and other such things will soon turn God’s fury on the USA, but more about that later.
Some say that all the big tornadoes and other natural upheavals in the US are a sign of God’s anger on the US. That is not true. Yes, natural upheavals are intensifying in frequency and intensity, but there will be about four billion people killed on the earth in the tribulation period. The current natural upheavals are a teddy bear pick-nick compared to what’s coming soon.
How long will the US be a friend of Israel?
This of major importance! It’s especially important because of the size of the US as a nation and an economy. It’s also important because of the size of the Jewish population in the US.
Many people will die as a result of this very subject in the near future.
The future of the US and other nations is linked to their relationship with Israel. This is simply because God has a wonderful plan for Israel in the end times. Satan knows this and knows that the coming salvation of the Jews means that his time is just about up.
This is why God says in His word, that if you bless Israel you’ll be blessed and if you curse Israel, you’ll be cursed!
Many other Western nations are united with the USA in their friendship with Israel at this point, which is why they’re hated by devil and Islamic extremism.
America’s friend...Islamic extremism!
People reading this would cringe. What about 9/11, they’ll say. “America is no friend of radical Islam” they’ll say.
You need to read all of what follows to see what I’m getting at...and it’s very, very important. It will soon affect the whole world!
The nutshell story behind Islamic extremism is this:
They believe that God started His work with Moses and the children of Israel, who failed God and did not start the Muslim religion. God rejected them and then moved on to Jesus and the prophets who also failed God by not starting the Muslim religion. God rejected them and moved on to Mohammad who did start the Muslim religion. They believe that the previous two are God’s enemies and their very existence in an anathema to them. (Some aspects of Islam believe that Jesus will return but as a servant of Mohammad.)
This is exactly why Muslim extremism despises the Jews and the so-called Christian countries. (I’m not talking about the nominal moderate Muslims.)
The USA in all honesty and sincerity wants peace in the Middle East. Their choice is the “roadmap to peace” which is a ‘two state solution’. This is God’s roadmap to war. It’s not His choice.
Let me tell you something shocking: The heart of Islam doesn’t want peace with Israel (or the US). It doesn’t want a ‘two state solution’.
The Muslim religion supposedly believes in peace. But what they believe is that anything outside of Islam is for war and not peace. Peace to them is a Muslim world. Peace to the Muslim means the absences of resistance to Islam.
It’s like a rapist. To him peace is when the rapist stops resisting!
Stupid American politicians and leaders think Islam wants peace. This is why America will facilitate the “roadmap to peace.”
The Islamic Arab world wants all of Israel and wants it all as an Islamic state under Sharia law. God knows this well. God’s plan is a one state solution...a Jewish Israeli state, which will all become part of His huge prophetic plan for the close of the age, which will of course come to pass, simply because it’s God’s plan. How can it not!
America finds itself allied with Israel. So far, the US has stood with Israel and God has blessed America for that.
Let me tell you that the world’s “roadmap to peace” and the two state solution for Israel, created and sponsored largely by the US, is the roadmap to Islamic control and domination of Israel! Did you read that...read it again!
America legitimately wants peace in the Middle East. The world economy is linked to the oil price and the US would not want its economy wrecked because the oil price goes through the roof...and rightly so! Any conflict in the major Middle East oil producing nations will send oil way too high.
Ulterior motives or not, the US wants to see peace between Israel and its neighbours. We can’t fault that desire for peace can we?
But what we need to see and understand is that this is all a very ‘charged’ spiritual environment. We must find out and know what God’s will and plans are.
Micah 4:11-12 “Now also many nations have gathered against you, who say, “Let her be defiled” and “Let our eye look upon Zion..” But they do not know the thoughts (plans) of the Lord, nor do they understand His counsel; for He will gather them like sheaves for the threshing floor.”
Jeremiah 18:12 “We will walk according to our own plans and we will do the imagination of our own evil hearts.”
The above two verses could have been written for the stupid American politicians and their “roadmap to peace” or two state solution! (And of course the other nation of the world who are involved.)
So here’s the wrap up. Islamic Arabs want Israel. They want all of it. They want to turn Israel into an Islamic state. They’ll go along with the “two state solution” as a strategy and step towards getting it all!
America comes along and wants to motivate peace in Israel. They’ll sign and make peace with Islamic extremists to create two states in one land. America does not know that Islam will use this as a strategy to get the whole land.
God does know this and has another very different plan!
The single biggest issue for the US and its future lies right here in its relationship with Israel. Will it assist the nations of the world in throwing Israel under the Islamic bus or not?
America may think it is big and important, but it is nothing in the face of God’s wrath, which will arise over the whole Israel / Islam issue.
I have no interest in the politics of America at all suffice to say, that the political leaders will eventually turn against Israel. They’ll create the environment for Israel to be ripped up. When they do...beware USA, your days are numbered! Your stupid politicians have been blinded by the devil.
Here are a few verses of prophecy that many won’t like one little bit. They relate to the modern day scenario.
The leaders of the world would do well to study and understand the following verses. These verses spell out God’s plans and their own doom and destruction.
Joel 3:2 “And I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat (means: “The Lord will judge”) and I will enter into judgement with them there, on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.”
Zechariah 12:3 “It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the world are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all nations that come against Jerusalem, and I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son.”
Zechariah 2:11-12 :Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people...and the Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem.”
Note that in the above verses all the nations of the earth are in focus. Obviously this will include the United Sates.
Peace will come to Israel God’s way. God will use Israel to bring salvation to the world. He will not allow Islam to bring it’s religion to the world from Israel.
The USA will cause and bring war to Israel in the name of peace. They think they can make peace with Islam. They think that the roadmap will bring peace. They think a two state solution will make everyone happy! They have forsaken God’s word and ways; they will be making ‘peace’ with Satan himself.
The American Jews in prophecy.
Again there’s no single verse that identifies the US Jews directly, but let’s use some application and common sense.
Ezekiel 34:13 “I will bring them (Jews) out from the peoples and will gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places.”
Ezekiel 36:24-26 “I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean...I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...”
Isaiah 49:19 “For your (Israel) waste and desolate places and the land of your destruction will now be too small for the inhabitants and those who swallowed you up will be far away.”
Zechariah 10:10 “I will bring them back from the land of Egypt and gather them from Assyria, I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, until no more room is found for them.”
Jeremiah 32:37-38 “Behold I will gather them out of all the countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury and in great wrath. I will bring them back to this place and I will cause them to dwell safely. They shall be My people and I will be their God.”
Isaiah 11:12 “He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
In the verses above note that all nations, countries, peoples are being addressed. This again would obviously include the United States.
These verses show in no uncertain terms, that there will soon be a great re-gathering of the Jews to the land of Israel. If you look at the context, it’s obviously not referring to the return from the 70-year Babylonian captivity. It’s a massive second exodus, which has already started, albeit a lot more slowly than it will soon become!
The Jews will return to the land of Israel initially in their spiritual blindness. Once they’re home, God will lift the veil of blindness and they will see who their Messiah is!
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...I will not forsake them.”
Isaiah 35:5 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped.”
2 Corinthians 3:16 “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
Here’s something worth thinking about, especially if you’re a German or have German friends and relatives:
Isaiah 60:14 “Also the sons of those who afflicted you; (Nazi Germany) shall come, bowing to you and those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.”
Obviously this verse above also applies to the mass murdering leaders of the Catholic Church during the dark ages (Inquisitions etc) who perhaps killed more Jews than the Nazis. But then there’s not much chance of the Catholic Church bowing to the newly saved Jews in repentance!
Please have a good look at this very short, simple and yet profound verse of scripture below. This amazing verse applies to so many aspects of modern life and the modern world. Of course you can apply it to God’s plans for Israel and the US inspired two-state solution as well:
►►►Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law ;( Word of God) praise the wicked.”
Let’s apply some Bible verses.
As said above, none of these chapters identify the US directly, but we can get a lot out of this by application. Many Bible prophecies have a double reference. In terms of interpretation they apply directly and there is often a wider application.
Isaiah 18:1 “Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, who sends ambassadors by sea...a nation powerful and treading down, whose land the rivers divide. All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth see the banner lifted up on the mountains, and when he blows a trumpet, you hear it...the birds of prey will summer on them and the beasts of the earth will winter on them. In that time a present will be brought to the Lord of hosts, from a people tall and smooth of skin.”
Ezekiel 38:13 “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take a plunder. Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?”
The merchants of Tarshish are believed to be sea-traders from the area of present day Spain and the UK. The “young lions” would be a reference to the commonwealth nations including the US, because the symbol of the UK is a lion. I know that’s stretching it a bit, but even if we exclude that, this is undoubtedly WW111 and the US will be involved.
The surrounding verses of Ezekiel 38 and 39 are without any doubt the third World War.
Revelation 18:2 Babylon the great is fallen is fallen and has become a habitation of demons, a prison for every fouls spirit...” This chapter is titled “The fall of Babylon the great.” The entire chapter deals with this monumental fall. The reasons are identified. They’re because this place has become completely demon possessed. It has also become “glorified” in luxury and materialism.
Revelation 18:23 “The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore...for by your sorcery, all the nations of the earth were deceived.”
There is no doubt that these chapters have a double reference.
The “Harbinger” application of Isaiah 9:10 to the US is an excellent exposition by Rabbi Jonathan Chan. It’s now on top of the New York Times bestseller list. The book is most certainly not pleasant reading spelling out the soon coming destruction of the US.
Here it is: (It’s a hyperlink that will take you to the book)
And for those interested here is the Rabbi’s Messianic ministry. (I haven’t had the privilege of meeting Rabbi Jonathan yet, but I do know some of his congregation members. Yes, that’s you Joanne!)
There are many who identify the USA with Babylon in the Bible. Again we need to use application here. End time Babylon refers in some places to religion. It undoubtedly refers to the Catholic Church in some verses. In others it refers clearly to the world system as a whole. In others it refers to the world economic or banking system. By application we can say that the USA, as the strongest nation in the world does fit in with some Babylon verses, but most certainly not all.
Some hidden messages:
The Great Seal of the United States is very insightful. There’s been so much written about it that I’m not going to go into all the detail. But here are the big issues:
The eagle (national bird) holds a scroll saying in Latin “One nation out of many” This was after the United States was created out of 13 colonies. In the Eagle’s talons are a bunch of 13 arrows. In the other is an olive branch with 13 leaves. Then we have a shield with 13 red and white stripes. Above the eagles head is a cloud surrounding a blue field with 13 stars. The motto E Pluribus Unum has 13 letters
In fact there are ten features of 13 contained on the seal alone.
In Bible numerics, 13 is the number of rebellion to God.
The reverse side of the seal contains a pyramid with 13 steps with the year 1776 in Roman numerals at the base. The top of the pyramid contains the ‘all seeing eye’ of Lucifer. At the bottom is a scroll with the words in Latin “New World Order”
What’s interesting is that all the monetary coins and notes have been changed at various times except the one dollar bill, and this is the one rich with the occult!
The United States has so much occult material stamped on its very existence...it’s simply amazing!
Here’s another seemingly innocent little parallel:
This is the holder of the ‘light’. She is known by many names. She is the queen of Babylonian who brings satanic darkness to the world.
The queen of Babylonian, Semaramus appears as the light-giver in many images, the one above left is one of them. I hope you recognise her. The torch represents the eternal flame of Nimrod, the sun god. This woman is also called the” queen of heaven” as well as the “daughter of Babylon”.
Here is much more on the subject:
Jeremiah 51:6-7 “Flee from the midst of Babylon...for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance...Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hands that made all the earth drunk...therefore the nations are deranged.”
Jeremiah 51:49 “As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon, the slain of the earth shall fall.”
Is it all coincidence, or is it meaningless? These things are pointers, harbingers. There was an unseen hand in the creation of these things that point towards a tragic near future!
The pride of the USA:
Isaiah 13:19 “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans pride, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Habakkuk 2:4 “Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.”
One thing that’s pretty unanimous about the US: They are generally a proud nation. God hates pride. In fact the Bible says that “pride goes before a fall.”
Pride also manifest in the love of money and the possession of material things, turning it into a god. The US is a nation of champions in this regard, and it’s worsening.
The US will soon encounter a dramatic economic collapse. It was solely responsible for the previous world recession created by the incredibly stupidity, dumb, idiotic sub-prime system. The world paid the price for that system of arrogance and greed. They haven’t learnt...it’s coming again.
This time it’s in a slightly different form. It’s national or government debt, which is way out of control and getting worse by the second. Even if you own the money printing press, debt reaches a level of un-sustainability. Once you can no longer service debt, you’re finished.
What happens then is that all sorts of psychological factors like fear, greed, and panic, all come into play at once. You get a run on banks, stock markets collapse and an economic nightmare takes hold.
The problem is that when the excessive fast growing national debt situation goes bang, It will again knock on to the whole world. It will create a massive world recession and depression in some nations. It will be the worst recession of all. It will be spearheaded by the emotion and sentiment of fear and panic.
The graph below shows US national debt and its projection at the current rate: (It will never get to the top level, because it will all collapse long before.)
The previous sub-prime created recession was a classic case of "pride growing before a fall.”
The above graph is exactly the same thing again!
Unfortunately because of the size of the US economy and their national arrogance, the whole world will again be negatively affected.
The US economy will collapse: The actual numbers don’t really matter that much. Once sentiment and emotion comes in, it takes over and rules!
Right now the US economy is growing slightly. It’s not falling out of bed. But that’s thanks to corporate America and not government debt. The government debt side of things will eventually affect the corporate world. But let’s remember that the current US recovery is fragile with great dangers facing it.
Here is perhaps the biggest danger to face the US economy and almost nobody knows anything about it.
A very real danger.
Very few people have any idea of the great danger inherent in the US economy right now.
Yes, corporate America is doing okay, but let’s break this down. Actually it’s only a segment of the corporate world of big business that’s doing okay. Most big businesses in the US that are orientated towards the domestic economy only, are not doing well. It’s only those with hefty exposure to China and the Asian continent that are doing just fine.
You see, China is a monstrous hungry beast! It’s just starting to emerge from half a life of domination by Marxist Leninists. It’s still got a terrible communist government, but the economy has been let loose and liberalised to some degree. The massive population now has an insatiable desire for commodities, cars, and in fact all the goodies that the western world loves.
China is a huge consumer of American goods of all sorts. If it were not for China, India and some others in Asia, the US and the world would still be in recession!
China’s communist government has allowed all of this free trade to take place openly.
But here’s the issue: China is one of the nations that will come against Israel in the great WW111 of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39. China will be allied with the Palestinians and Arab world against Israel and her allies, which will most probably include the US (unless the wheels really come off)
Even now China has a government that should not be trusted.
If China restricts trade with the US, the US economy is doomed. This is a very real probability.
China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, and India want to dump the US dollar for international trade. If they do, the dollar will collapse in value.
Yes, I know that almost all nations of the world will come against Israel right at the end, just before the Second Coming, but WW111 is likely to take place ahead of that by about seven years or so.
China actually holds the economic future of the US in its hands!
The deadly cycle:
►“Life liberty and happiness” has become the well known slogan for the nation. This is what is called the “American dream”.
► “In God we trust” is another well known slogan of the US.
► “One nation under God” is yet another.
But be careful out there!
Like a cycle of doom, liberty has a nasty habit of turning into captivity! The American dream will become a nightmare!
What will turn the dream to a nightmare? Glad you asked; it will be when the light goes dim and the salt loses its savour. It is the job and duty of the true church, the born again believers to keep the darkness out. That’s was light does...it drives darkness out.
You see, liberty without the restraint supplied by the gospel, quickly becomes licence! Liberty then becomes captivity to the will and way of Satan.
Without Godly influence, liberty squeezes God out and in comes another god. “One nation under God” becomes “One nation under the god of humanism” “In God we trust,” soon becomes “In the god of our own creation, we trust.”
Here are other well known American slogans:
●“Don’t mess with Texas.” Okay, but I would rather say ...”Don’t mess with Israel!”
●“Every man is a king.” Yep, that’s just the problem! Job41:34 “He (Satan) is king over all the children of pride.”
●“The evil empire.” That’s what its government is becoming!
●“I have a dream.” The American dream is in grave danger of becoming a nightmare!
●“The silent majority.” No, not anymore...the majority are going the wrong way and the church is silent!
●“The whole world is watching.” Yes, Hollywood has corrupted the entire world!
●“The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time and with the wrong enemy.” This slogan speaks of a past war, but has a tragic future application! America will eventually go to war against the living God!
The future of the USA
The USA will not suddenly go down the tubes. It has a very great chance of remaining relatively strong so that it can be aligned with the antichrist. It is most likely to be the ring leader of the nations of the world, who will all turn against the God of glory in the tribulation period.
If it were to remain a strong nation under God it would have to submit to God’s plans. If it were to remain a strong nation under God its ‘light’ would have to stay bright and it would have to remain ‘salty’.
Right now Satan, the father of lies and deception, is gaining a foothold in the US and the US is blind to it.
Don’t get me wrong, as the Spirit of God is poured out from on high, there will still be large numbers of people gloriously saved and set free. What I’m talking about here is the bigger picture for the US and particularly the direction it is taking as a result of its demonised political leaders.
There’s still a very good chance that America will have the largest number of truly saved believers of any nation, but some big-time repentance is needed.
The USA, with the world will be hit hard as soon as conflict breaks out in the Middle East and as soon as Israel is drawn in. The oil price will go through the roof and that will cripple the world economy. At the same time the tower of US debt will collapse as emotion rules the roost. Forget about recession; depression is coming.
You may agree or disagree with this summary. I want to tell you that it is the truth!! Believe it or not!
The good news for the US is that it still has a lot of spiritual light and salt. Further good news is that it is still a friend of Israel.
These two issues are not cast in stone by any means.
The good news for the US is that it could be spared and saved on the basis of national repentance.
The bad news is that’s unlikely to happen!
The very fact that sin is advancing and getting worse at such a rate is a terrible sign that the church is getting darker.
The US inspired “roadmap to peace” in Israel is a slippery slope that the US has stepped onto, boots and all.
Just like God allowed the Pharaoh of Egypt to arise for His purposes, the US is now arising for its fateful encounter with the living God in judgment and destruction.
A great many Americans are charging down the road of “life, liberty and happiness” in their prosperity. But they’re filled with sin, blind to God’s word and about to step right into hell.
America will finally come to a bitter end in the Jezreel valley!
There are a very large number of people in the US that will heed all the warnings. They will truly be the “nation under and trusting in God,” but they will be the minority and the remnant!
Proverbs 11:2 “With the humble is wisdom.”
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Here’s a sculpture at the Holocaust Museum in Israel. How much of a hand will the United States have in the coming second Holocaust?
Shalom and grow in grace!