Are you one of those people thinking that the fuss being made over the recent US presidential election, is just more business-as-usual squabbling politics, with no particular consequence? If so, you’re thinking exactly what your leaders-the so-called “news” media people-want you to think. The truth, as is often the case with modern media, and as they know full well, is very different: it’s of far more consequence than we are being led to believe.
Ultimately, the fate of the United States is fully sealed, and is fully known by the Creator of all things. It’s there in Revelation for anyone to read-like it or not. The only question is how soon those things foretold will come upon us. With Donald Trump as president they are on hold…at least for a little while. Without him, it seems to me that we will proceed a-pace to our collective meeting with destiny.
Most prophecy “experts” within the evangelical Christian world have for decades clung doggedly to the conviction that the kingdom of the Beast spoken of in Revelation will be a “Revived Roman Empire”, with the European Union as its likely immediate progenitor. The traditional view has been that the United States would be the lone ranger; an island of sanity and freedom: a righteous John Wayne of prophecy, riding over the hill to rescue Israel from an all-out attack on Jerusalem by all the “other” world powers, as recorded in Zechariah and other Bible passages. But wait a moment: doesn’t Scripture declare that “all” the nations of the world will come against Jerusalem? Does “all” mean “all”, or does it mean “some”?
Donald Trump is one of the very few exceptions to those going along with the tide of history towards the fulfillment of Revelation chapter 13. He’s a finger in the dike. He’s a willing tool of the restrainer (2 Thessalonians 2:7). He’s America’s last John Wayne, I believe-but I could be wrong. His election in 2016 frustrated the plans and dreams of globalists who very nearly had a stranglehold on us all, and now work to get a stronger grip. They’ve tried in many ways to get rid of him, even before he was elected. How else do you explain such hatred for one man, one leader, democratically elected by seventy-three million people and an electoral college landslide? It isn’t simple political bias.
How else do you explain not only the raw hatred of his opposition party, but some allegedly in his own party, the entirety of mainstream media, Hollywood, members of the Department of Justice and America’s leading secret services, along with big tech giants Facebook and others? Why is it that the super-rich are siding with socialists to demonize Trump? Isn’t this an oxymoron of some sort? And why is it that mountains of evidence of election fraud evidence is being buried by media, courts, and politicians, including even the Supreme Court? Doesn’t election integrity matter anymore? Apparently not, because those working to open our borders, to reshape our way of thinking and believing, and to take us into a global society, are determined to see it happen.
“…as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth…” (Luke 21:35).
Prophecy “experts” constantly miss the fact that Daniels prophecy of the so-called “Revived Roman Empire” (chapters 2 and 7) doesn’t seem to suggest that the empire will need any reviving. If you read carefully you’ll find that Rome-or its zeitgeist-appears to continue until its final form comes to fruition. And has not Europe, since Rome, continued on in great strength, dominating the world and to a large extent, shaping it to its own image?
One of the central aims of the Beast, and the nations of the world, according to Scripture in several prophesies, will be the capture and division of Jerusalem. This is the dream and the stated goal of most of the Islamic world, and virtually all members of the United Nations. Under President Obama the United States government was also turning against Israel and in favor of Israel’s greatest enemies, but under Trump we have had a pause in the process of betrayal. Here is another reason they have hated Trump so much: he moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He made peace between Israel and four of Israel’s neighbors by strengthening Israel, not weakening her. One of the first aims of global governance is the wresting of Jerusalem from the control of Israel.
WHERE IS THE U.S. IN BIBLE PROPHECY?
Of course, the name “United States” wasn’t used in Bible prophesies made many centuries ago. But neither was Britain or France or Germany, or Iran or China or Russia or the European Union. Rome lived on through European history…broken as it was… just as the feet and toes of Daniel’s image were “partially of iron and partly clay”. The iron in that iron-clay mix were not a new feature of the statue, but the remnants of the legs of iron: Rome. Iron and clay do not really blend, and the unity of Rome is not quite there now. But make no mistake, Rome lives on. And it doesn’t just live on in the disjointed European Union: the United States itself came out of Europe. This is an unwelcome and uncomfortable fact for those Americans who want to think that America is above all of that sort of thing, but it’s an unavoidable truth. And the more you look around, the more you see not only of the culture of Europe, but of the roots of our present “free” West, known as the Roman Empire. Rome was founded and settled by multitudes of immigrants from all around. Rome did not always exist: it grew out of the surrounding nations. Its population and culture was a “melting pot”. Does all that sound familiar?
Many think that the US will be the “eagles wings” which come to the rescue of Israel in Revelation. Unfortunately, this is wishful thinking at best. The word “eagles” and the term “eagles wings” were sometimes used as metaphors for God’s own aid, or for armies of judgment in the Old Testament, long before transport planes and air-lifts were imagined (Exodus 19:4; Jeremiah 48:40-41). It is God himself-and more specifically his Christ-who will rescue Israel from their enemies-not a fallen nation:
Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah with crimson-stained garments? Who is this robed in splendor, marching in the greatness of His strength? “It is I, proclaiming vindication, mighty to save.” Why are Your clothes red, and Your garments like one who treads the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone, and no one from the nations was with Me. I trampled them in My anger and trod them down in My fury; their blood spattered My garments, and all My clothes were stained. For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come. I looked, but there was no one to help; I was appalled that no one assisted. So My arm brought Me salvation, and My own wrath upheld Me. I trampled the nations in My anger; in My wrath I made them drunk and poured out their blood on the ground (Isaiah 63:1-5)”
Since “all nations” will attack Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:2), and considering the moral and political slide of the United States, and the near strangle-hold of those wanting to subdue us all to global treaties, laws and ideologies, the most logical answer to the question, “Where is America in Bible prophecy” is that the US actually is very much a part of Bible prophecy. It will be a central part of the final world empire- perhaps even the driving force of it. And, even more of a slant at traditional understandings of prophecy is the truth that its leader could just as easily arise in the United States as any other part of the kingdom. I will add to that that he may “recover” his political power-and I’m not speaking of Trump. The first five verses of Revelation 13, to my mind, are driving at a recovery of authority, not a literal physical headwound (though that could be part of it).
The kingdom of the Beast will be an overpowering military force, according to Scripture:
“Who is like the Beast? Who can make war against him?” (Revelation 13:4).
At the present time and at no time in the foreseeable future could this be said for the European Union. But it could be said for the West led by the US, who together have been the policing force of most of the world for some time. Once the will for global governance takes complete hold, along with the influence of anti-Semitic ideology and religion, Revelation will be in full swing. The undisputed military super-power has for decades now been the US, backed reluctantly by its allies in Europe. This applies not only to military power but also to economic power. The West, dominated by the US, leads the world in both respects. Together they dictate to the rest of the world. There is only one thing missing: a leader to draw it all together and to dictate, just like the “deep state” is dictating to its unwitting populace now.
We may be a lot closer to the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecies and to Revelation than most of us realize. While we wait for the last days empire to form “over there”, we may find ourselves to be in it.