Is America in Prophecy?
Many have said over the years that America is not to be found in Scripture prophecy. And, by name, America is not in Scripture. But, Isaiah 18:1-2 could very well be referring to America due to the sad condition that our country has fallen into because we, as a nation, have turned our collective back away from God.
Isaiah 18:2 says, “Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!”
So, why is this, perhaps, about America? For the following reasons:
- First of all, the opening word here is “Woe” or “Ah” with which the Bible always associates God’s judgment. This nation referred to in this verse is in big trouble with God.
- Our symbol of the eagle, our insignia of outstretched wings seem to describe the U.S.
- This nation is, indeed, a nation beyond the sea. Since Israel is always the focal point geographically in the Bible generally and in prophecy specifically, this message is warning a nation beyond the sea from Israel. So, this verse cannot be speaking of Europe, Asia, or Africa.
- This nation is scattered and pealed meaning widely spread out and having great land mass.
- This nation is meted out and trodden down or, in other words, measured or has cities, counties, states, all with boundaries. Think of what our land looks like from the air.
- This nation has spoiled rivers or pollution that pollute the land, even water tables and aquifers.
Isaiah 5:20-21 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
Romans chapter 1 seems to be talking directly at the U.S., especially verses 24 through 28. Homosexuality, transgenderism, confusion of the sexes has become a seemingly unexplainable obsession, when in reality it is rather easily explained. Ever since the early ‘60s, God has been relegated to the “Radical Right”, those Bible-thumping, buzz-killing, fundamentalists, but not to the liberal-thinking, pot-smoking, drug induced majority that keeps on demanding their “rights” that they “deserve” that simply add up to an “anything goes” philosophy the Bible calls being “right in their own eyes”.
What they, and all of us, really “deserve” is eternal Hell, so I guess some will get their wish. But those of us who have turned from our wicked ways, those things in the Word that God says are wicked, and sought out and accepted the Savior, Jesus Christ, will get something we certainly do NOT deserve, God’s Grace and Mercy, instead of God’s judgment that we certainly do deserve.
The abominations of the gay lifestyle and transgenderism are really just sins like stealing and lying. It’s all acting in one’s own self-interest instead of recognizing the Benefactor, the Source of life, the Source of strength that individually and as a nation we have abandoned or forgotten or never been taught about or lied to about.
Joel 3:2 says, “ I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and because they have divided My land.”
Woe to a nation who stands against the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8) and wishes to divide up her land. This desire is now spread to all nations including the U.S. Those Christians in the Federal Government, like George W., are nearly all Replacement Theology people meaning that they consider the Church as a replacement FOR Israel (as if God’s promises are not FOREVER!)
And, woe to a nation that creates a dependent class of citizens totally reliant on the government instead of God. That is exactly what both Democrats and Republicans have engineered over the last 60 years, and it sure has worked well, hasn’t it?? Plus, the churches have allowed themselves to be supplanted by the government, taking away their duty and obligation to meet the needs of believers. On top of that, many churches today preach the “feel-good” gospel of man, entertaining their congregations, and teaching their kids to ignore what the Bible wants them to know and obey.
There is another troubling possibility for judgment on America. I believe 9/11 was a result of God’s judgment on America signifying the removal of His protection and blessing because of our stance on Israel, our rejection of him from schools and from society, and our continual killing of the unborn. Since we, as a nation, learned nothing from that horrible devastation, and the fact that we have gotten worse in the years since, God could judge America another way. Vladimir Putin IS Gog! He has ruled as a dictator since the turn of the century. He and his ruling class ALL come from the KGB of Soviet union days. Putin has his mind set on restoring the Soviet Union having claimed publically that the demise of the USSR was the greatest “tragedy” of the 20th century. Putin has and has bragged about his EMP capability being used as a weapon. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is a phenomenon set off some 100 miles in space above a country like the U.S. The result of the EMP is TOTAL disabling of electronics in a 2,000 mile radius. So?, you may ask. An EMP would stop all water, electricity, transportation, phones, distribution of food and supplies, and end life as we know it COMPLETELY! It has been estimated that within one year of an EMP attack on the U.S. 90% of the population would die! Could it happen? Yes! Will it happen??????
So, is America in Bible prophecy? Is America the subject of Isaiah 18:1,2? Is God’s “Woe” aimed directly at America? Are we really in the crosshairs of God’s Wrath? Powerful and fearful questions, indeed, but questions that can be answered with the answer, the certain answer, “YES!” Whether we are really the target of the Isaiah scripture or not, the U.S. is guilty of all that Paul describes in Romans 1. And, we are in favor of dividing up Israel, something God hates. We are in God’s crosshairs! Therefore, what do we do?
We pray! (II Chronicles 7:14) We obey! (Acts 5:29) We seek the Lord’s Will in our lives and our country’s life! (Hebrews 3:12) We vote for candidates that are righteous, that are humble, that show common sense, and that are worthy of respect (1 Timothy 3). And, most importantly, we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ because, “no man cometh to Me, unless the Holy Spirit draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day.’ (John 6:44)