Great Britain and the United States have clearly dominated the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Are they listed in Bible prophecy? Was Great Britain one of the “lost ten tribes” of Israel descended from one of the daughters of King Zedekiah? Was the prophet Jeremiah the link to the establishment of the United States and Britain?
We are on the edge of some upcoming wars that are in the pages of the Bible. Where does the US fit in? Is the United States the location of the Babylon of the End Times?
In the End Times, the Bible tells us about a war involving the inner circle of nations surrounding Israel. The members are listed in Psalms 83. However the war is triggered by the attempt to wipe Israel off the map.
There is destined to be an Arab – Israeli war as per Psalm 83. An Arab confederacy has formed with a push to defeat Israel.
Iran made a point of declaring its solidarity with both Syria and Turkey in recent months, on the heels of joint Turkish-Syrian military exercises.
The Psalm 83 confederates:
- Tents of Edom (Palestinians and S. Jordanians)
- Ishmaelites (Saudis – Ishmael father of the Arabs)
- Moab (Palestinians and Central Jordanians)
- Hagrites (Hagarenes – Egyptians)
- Gebal (Hezbollah & N. Lebanese)
- Ammon (Palestinians and N. Jordanians)
- Amalek (Arabs of the Sinai area)
- Philistia (Hamas of the Gaza Strip)
- Tyre (Hezbollah and S. Lebanese)
- Assyria (Syria and N. Iraqis)
We see that Damascus gets destroyed “never to be inhabited again” in Isaiah 17.
Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Will Syria start a conflict with Israel to divert attention from the Syrian unrest… Is this why Israel destroys Damascus?
This is followed by the Gog \ Magog war of Ezekiel 38 when Russia attacks Israel to take a new found wealth (Oil and Gas).
- The land of Magog (Russia – Rosh Chief Prince)
- Meshech and Tubal (Southern Russia – Scythians)
- Persia (Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan)
- Ethiopia (Ethopia and Sudan)
- Libya (Libya)
- Gomer (Eastern Europe \ European Union)
- Togarmah (Turkey)
Some Bible scholars point to Ezekiel 39:6 as the location where the United States fits in the wars. Ezekiel 39:6 says that fire will fall on “those who inhabit the coastlands in safety.” This could point to the United States being under fire or nuclear attack at the same time Israel is attacked by Russia to take the Oil and Gas found off the coast.
Ezekiel 39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. 7So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
Many have speculated this show of force by God to destroy the Russian army is the event that promotes the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. God comes in person to crush Russia and the Israelis witnesses the power of God and come back to him in worship.
It is altogether possible that the United States economically will not be able to help Israel because of a collapse of it’s economy. We know that a prophecy exists that speaks about the oil fields of Saudi Arabia being as burning pitch. What would this do to the already failing US economy?
The United States is Bankrupt. Oil is currently denominated in U.S. Dollars, and gives the dollar it’s strength, and makes it the world’s reserve currency. However China and Russia along with the IMF are pushing to get rid of the dollar as the reserve currency. If China and Japan suddenly dump their holdings of U.S. denominated assets or O.P.E.C suddenly decides to sell oil in a currencies, other than the dollar, the United States would become a Third World Nation overnight.The value of the dollar would plummet resulting in a total economic collapse of the United States. The United States is a house of cards economically.
The prophecy of the Oil Fields of Saudi Arabia burning would definitely also push the US economy into collapse and trigger the prophecies overnight:
Isaiah 34:5For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
8For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
9And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
10It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
Where is the United States in the End?
With the United States being the Worlds Superpower, it would seem we would be mentioned everywhere in the Bible.
In the Book of Daniel we see a lion which represents England with the wings of an eagle. The wings were plucked off the lion. America breaks free of English rule and the Lion joins in a future union of nations:
3And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 4The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. 5And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. 6After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Most Bible scholars interpret the Lion as Babylon. Babylon, the city in Iraq will never be the greatest economic power of the world in the end times. So we must take a second look at this interpretation. We see later in Revelation the beasts are combined (EU European Union) and the eagle wings are no longer present. America is not a part of the European Union however England is a member:
1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
We do find that the Eagle is mentioned in Revelation as saving the woman (Israel) in the midst of the week while the 2 witnesses are on the Earth:
13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
If the events of the end times are to come to pass, the United States must be in a position that we can’t respond to the attacks which are to come on Israel. However the verse in Revelation 12:13 seems to say that the symbol of the United States shields Israel for 3 1/2 years. This 3 1/2 years is worded the same as the other locations in the Bible that refer to Daniel’s 70th week.
Is the Eagle God’s devine help or the United States that shields the woman? The Eagle symbol is the link.
Does the US fight the Antichrist in the end? In the book of Daniel the Antichrist is troubled by a country from the North and a country from the East:
Does the newly found oil in Israel draw the attention of China from the East and the US from the North?
Is the United States the MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH?
Revelation 17 and 18 describe a great city which rules over the kings of the Earth. Is this Rome or New York? New York is the home of the United Nations who rules over the other nations of the Earth. However New York and the United States do not fully match scripture. This city is destroyed when the wrath of God is poured out during the Great Tribulation period.
Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Revelation 18 talks about the city of Babylon being destroyed and the merchants weeping and mourning over her destruction.
Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Revelation 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
Revelation 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17For in one hour so great riches is come to nought.
There are many people that link the United States with Mystery Babylon. The Internet has many published sites that try to make the link. The United States does not fully match scripture on several accounts. The United States never killed the Saints, Prophets and Apostles.
Even though the United States looks like the Worlds Super Power in this moment and hour, within one year an economic collapse would take that status away.
The study of Mystery Babylon is presented in the following article:
It breaks down in detail the link with scripture and the Daughter or Mystery Babylon of the Last Days.
The strongest link to the United States in scripture is the relation as the daughter of Tarshish. Many link Tarshish with the tin mining in England. In the time when Jesus was a boy, some relics hint that he traveled with his uncle Joseph of Arimathea to Tarshish to buy tin and rare metals. Early documents found in Britain refer to Joseph and his activities in tin mining. If Britain along with parts of Europe matches the Tarshish of the Bible, the daughter of Tarshish could be the United States.
In the End Times, a man will come to power over a unified multi-national government and seemingly lead the world into a time of peace and prosperity. This man is the false messiah (Antichrist). After a time of war and economic collapse, he will accomplish, at least for a season, what no other ruler has managed to accomplish – global unity, prosperity and peace. A new golden age will seem to flow over a large part of the Earth. He will come to power at the beginning of the tribulation which is described in the Book of Daniel as the 70th week and establish himself as a true world ruler. During the first half of Antichrist’s seven-year reign, the inhabitants of Earth will live in relative harmony and follow the Antichrist worshipping and praising his accomplishments. Wealth will be redistributed across the globe to everyone.
In the End Times some nations will not be controlled by this man and his World Government (EU\UN). In the book of Daniel we are told Jordon will not be under his control:
Daniel 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
In the book of Revelation we are told also that Israel will escape his hand on the wings of a great Eagle:
Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
In the book of Daniel we are told the false messiah will have trouble from the North and East – US and China?:
Daniel 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
We see that some countries survive during the tribulation and oppose the Antichrist. Are these countries Jordon, Israel, China and the United States of America?