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The U.S. in Prophetic Events

America’s people, especially Christians, need to know the role of the United States in the eternal plan of God.

I have many people ask me, “Where is America in end-time events?” My answer is: America, per say, is not mentioned in the Bible, but it is mentioned with a group of nations in the last days.

I believe God raised up America as a nation to do great damage to the devil’s kingdom. America was raised up to help support Israel and to evangelize the world. America was set up with three separate and co-equal branches of government because the founders of this nation knew man, left to his own devices, could not be trusted.

Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics. The Bible was very important in the founders’ direction for this nation. America is the oldest nation with this form of government in the world.

It has been said: “As the United States goes, so goes the world.”

Now, I would like to give you some biblical historical background. Let’s go to Ezekiel 38:13 and look at a Scripture that may allude to America. In this chapter of Ezekiel these events are mentioned and since Israel was not a nation from 606 B.C. until 1948, these events and this time period has to be our time.

Ezekiel and other prophets, especially Jeremiah, clearly establish that Israel would be restored as a nation. This prophecy in Ezekiel 37 – the “Dry Bones” prophecy – has already taken place.

But there is a time that a threat comes from the North Country of Gog and Maygog. This is Russia and the satellite states of Iran and Persia.

Ezekiel 38:3, 5-6 says when Russia makes its move against Israel, the “merchants of Tarshish” with all the young lions will ask, “Have you come to take plunder?”

The merchants of Tarshish were the old empires of Babylon, Persia, and Greece. Tarshish was a Mediterranean port city in the area of present-day Lebanon.

They did a lot of trading; thus, “merchants.” Iran and Iraq were also a part of this.

Jonah 1:2-3 – In fact God sent Jonah to Nineveh to preach to them. Nineveh is present-day Mosul, Iraq. ISIS just recently destroyed the Church of Jonah in that city – a church which was 2,000 years old.

The system of empires came to an end with the fall of the Roman Empire.

Next came a system composed of the colonial powers. None of the previous empires were godly – Babylon, Persia, Greece or Rome. In Daniel 2:44-45 we see that God broke these empires down because they were ungodly. God’s millennial kingdom will never be destroyed.

The collapse of these empires gave rise to the colonial powers of: Great Britain, Spain, France, Portugal, and Italy. Great Britain was the most powerful.

From the colonies of Great Britain (symbol-the lion) were to come “the young lions.” Ezekiel identifies the “young lions” of the merchants of Tarshish via the colonial powers.

Historically, Great Britain was the most godly nation of the young lions. Christianity had taken hold among all he colonial powers.

The young lions of Great Britain include: Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. These are the offspring of the former empire.

Today, each of these governments support the nation of Israel. The chief lion is the USA. God raised up a nation that would turn the tide on slavery, block godless rulers, and oppose tyranny. The USA has helped many nations find freedom.

With WW1 in 1917, the Turkish Ottoman Empire from 1517-1917 was defeated. General Allenby of the British forces marched into Jerusalem and took the city. That was the beginning of the return of the Jews to Palestine. The Islamic caliphate was defeated! The land was divided and the spread of Islam was stopped.

However, in 1927 the Muslim Brotherhood was formed in Iran. Not much was heard of them until 1979 when the Iranian Crisis began. Then in 1983 they blew up the marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. They are now the chief sponsor of terror based in Iran.

The Muslim Brotherhood have several splinter groups: Hezbolah in Lebanon; Hamas in Gaza; and other groups in Africa. Iran and Syria fund terrorism around the world.

With the rise of ISIS – a major terror group, which is now spreading Islam to from a world-wide caliphate – that is their goal.

Also, they want “jihad” in order to usher in the 12th imam which is their messiah.

ISIS is pictured in end-time prophecy. They believe they will usher in their “messiah.” Their goal is the destruction of Israel and the USA.

What can we in America do?

1. Sponsor and help Israel (Genesis 12:3). “I will bless those that bless thee, and I will curse those that curse thee.”

2. We are the strong arm of evangelism around the world through the church. Get involved in the church and support God’s plan to reach out to the world in these last of the last days.

3. Our nation should help be the “peacemaker” around the world. The only way is with a strong military. “Speak softly and carry a big stick” – Teddy Roosevelt. Ronald Reagan said, “Peace through strength.”

4. Prayer is the key – Psalm 122:6. Pray for America every day.

Our only hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that the move of Russia into Israel will occur just after the rapture of the church (Ezekiel 38: 16, 18-19, 22). Since the church will no longer be on the earth, the young lions, the USA, will not support Israel against Russia.

Israel must go through the next seven years of tribulation on the earth (Ezekiel 22:19-22). At the end, Zechariah says that two-thirds shall be cut off and die and one-third will come through the fire of the tribulation to inherit their kingdom (Zechariah 13:8-9).

If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ today, then your future is sealed and it is bright! God has many wonderful promises for us and one is our deliverance out of what the world system is going through (2 Peter 2:9; Psalm 34: 15-18, Psalm 46:1-3).

We are seeing terror every day, but God says not to be afraid. Terror wins when we live in fear. Stay in the Word of God. Pray and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and watchful and you will be okay!