USA in Prophecy
Many have asked: “Where does the USA fit in prophecy?”. There have been many theories and none can be placed directly by the scriptures. Like all the scholars and theologians that still want to place Moses and the Exodus in the 12th century and not the 15th, they’re looking in all the wrong places and times in history. (See “Patterns of Evidence” and “The Moses Controversy” in the main menu.) When it comes to who we are other than the “Great Melting Pot” [We’re melting!], it’s all in a couple of names.
ASV(i) And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy handmaid; in all that Sarah saith unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
by Raymond F. McNair
|Many simply cannot believe the plain records of the ancient peoples who came to the British Isles! They just can’t seem to believe that these peoples could really have been descendants of Shem. We shall notice the same tendency for critics of early Scotch-Irish history. They think the early history (which they call folklore) of these peoples cannot be true when it connects such peoples directly with the lands and peoples mentioned in the Bible. However, Alfred the Great, who was himself a Saxon (son of Isaac) traced his genealogy right back to “Sem” (or Shem) and on back to Adam.|
From the article:
Saxon religious practices were closely related to their political practices. The annual councils of the entire tribe began with invocations of the gods. The procedure by which dukes were elected in wartime, by drawing lots, is presumed to have had religious significance, i.e. in giving trust to divine providence – it seems – to guide the random decision making. There were also sacred rituals and objects, such as the pillars called Irminsul; these were believed to connect heaven and earth, as with other examples of trees or ladders to heaven in numerous religions. Charlemagne had one such pillar chopped down in 772 close to the Eresburg stronghold.
Source: Saxons – Wikipedia
Just one paragraph from article. Does the phrases in bold sound familiar?
ASV(i) 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also. 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him. 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath fed me all my life long unto this day, 16 the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head. 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head. 19 And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my son, I know [it]. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: howbeit his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
The Seven Times Prophecy
(From Chapter VI in Missing links – main menu.)
This prophecy is found in Leviticus 26 and the seven times are mentioned four times. (Lev. 26:18, 21, 24, 28) There are seven churches, seals, trumpets, and plagues in Revelation. [Lev. 7777 to Rev. 7777] Leviticus 26 discusses the promise of blessings for the children of Israel if they keep the commandments of God and walk in his statutes. The Lord warned them of the withholding of blessings and the terror and sorrow they would experience if they would not keep all his commandments. The seven times is a period that the promise of blessings would be withheld as well as the intensity of judgments for their disobedience. The blessings and promises given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and then passed to his sons were also a prophecy for their future generations. The two key aspects became separate covenants: the national birthright blessing of prosperity to the two sons of Joseph, and the sceptre promise that included sovereign kingship over the Promised Land to Judah. (Genesis 48-49)
The blessings and promises began with Abraham in Genesis 12, and then passed on to Isaac, then Jacob, then Judah and the two sons of Joseph. The national prosperity birthright blessings were passed to Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph. Both lads were given Israel’s name. Jacob adopted them as if his own. Ephraim would become a multitude of nations and was set before his older brother, Manasseh, who would become a separate great nation. Together, they would become the stone (builder) and the glory (magnificence) of Israel. (Gen. 49:24; Duet. 33:17) The sceptre promise shall not depart from Judah. (Gen. 49:10) Genesis 49:1-28 is a prophecy for all the children of Israel as to what form of nationality their descendants would become in the latter days.
From Lev. 26, you follow the history of Israel to the time of King Solomon when he sinned and turned from the Lord. The Prophet Ahijah tells Jeroboam that God will take the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give him ten of the tribes. (1 Kings 11:29-32) The Kingdom of Israel became two separate nations, kingdoms, or houses. The sins of Solomon, his death, and the division of the kingdom are found in 1 Kings 11 and 12. From this point you follow the histories of the northern and southern kingdoms in the remainder of the Kings and Chronicles, as well as Ezra and the other Prophets.
The northern kingdom (House of Israel) turned away from God, and their nation was destroyed in 722 BC. The remaining people of the ten northern tribes were taken captive by the King of Assyria into the land of Assyria. (2 Kings 17) In 609 BC Assyria was defeated and divided by Nabolpolassar, King of Babylon. Many Assyrians and most if not all the remnant of the northern ten tribes fled, thus beginning their migrations northward and westward. The descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh with their national birthright were among them. They became known as The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
Whether deserved or not, God keeps all his promises! They were made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). Ephraim did not become a company of nations and Manasseh did not become a separate great nation in the Old Testament Bible. These promises were withheld for seven times or 2520 years. [360 × 7 = 2520] and [2520 yrs − 722 BC = 1798 AD] England continued expanding its global colonization. The British Commonwealth is a company of nations. The United States had recently won its independence from its older brother and established its Constitutional Republic. Eli Whitney had just invented mass production and Robert Fulton the steam engine. The industrial revolution was well underway.
When reading the books of prophecy in the Bible, the House of Israel refers to the United States, Great Britain, and the other eight lost tribes. The House of Joseph refers to the United States and Great Britain. (Amos 5:6,15, 6:6; Obad. 18; Zech. 10:6; Ezek. 37:16,19, 47:13; Ps. 80) The other eight lost tribes of Israel are: Reuben – Netherlands, Simeon with Levi – Spain with Portugal, Gad – Finland, Zebulun – Norway, Issachar – Sweden, Asher – Belgium, Naphtali – France, and Dan – Denmark. (Gen. 49; Deut. 33) Benjamin is a part of The House of Judah. (1 Kings 12:2124) Out of the lost ten tribes, only the United States has not joined the European Union. Will the US lose its superpower status to the EU? Could the Euro replace the dollar as the global dominate currency? A numerical significance in prophecy is linking the lost ten tribes to the ten toes, horns, and ten kingdoms with the breaking of the Ten Commandments. (Dan. 2 & 7; Rev. 13 & 17) [10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 40, which will prove to be another significant number in scripture.]
The southern kingdom (House of Judah) also turned from God and was punished for seven times. The Jews did not lose their identity but lost the sovereignty and kingship over their land when King Jehoiachin surrendered to King Nebuchadnezzar (606-562 BC) and was carried away in captivity to Babylon in 598 BC. (2 Kings 24:8-12) This ended the independent Kingdom of Judah and the sovereign control of the land by the Jews. Adding 2520 years to 598 BC we come to 1922 AD. The League of Nations (now United Nations) made Palestine a British Mandate to set up a homeland for the Jews in 1922. It followed the Balfour Declaration of 1917 by Great Britain supporting a Jewish National Homeland. The British were harsh in their implementation of the mandate. The Jews began fighting the Arabs around 1947 and in 1948 the mandate ended. The Jewish leaders proclaimed the State of Israel with David Ben Gurion as their first Prime Minister. [The movie “Cast a Giant Shadow” starring Kirk Douglas and John Wayne was based on this period in history. Douglas played the American Jewish Colonel who went to Israel to help the Israelis. It was a great movie!]
When reading the books of prophecy in the Bible, the House of Judah refers to the StateofIsrael. All Jews are Israelites, but all Israelites are not Jews. All New Yorkers are Americans, but are all Americans New Yorkers? Also, the twelve tribes intermarried among themselves and other nationalities. (Gen. 38; Num. 12; Ruth 1-4; 1Sam. 17:12; Is. 11) [Moses’ wife was Ethiopian. Read the book of Numbers chapter 12.]
The Nations that arose from the descendants of The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, and the State of Israel did not happen overnight. (Is. 66:8) Neither did the national wealth and prosperity blessings of Ephraim and Manasseh come about in a single day. The State of Israel was in the making over the course of 31 years (1917 − 1948). [In God time that would be 31 yr ÷ 1000 yr × 24 hr/day = .744 hr] The entire House of Israel will be reunited at the return of Jesus Christ. (Ezek. 37:16-22) The flags of the United States, Great Britain, and Israel that are sewn together and burned by angry Arabs are a prelude to the fulfillment of that prophecy. (Ps. 83; Gen. 16:1-12)
The United States and Great Britain (Joseph) may succeed in their efforts to get Israel (Judah) to give up the West Bank, Gaza, divide East Jerusalem, and establish a Palestinian State. It was Judah’s idea to not kill but sell Joseph to the Ishmaelite (Arab) traders. Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. Most Persians (Iranians) are also the descendants of Abraham Is Joseph about to sell out Judah? (Gen. 17:20, 25:1-6, 37:18-28; Is. 3:1-9; Zech. 12:1-6; Luke 21:22; Ezek. 16:53)
A Prophecy for the Name Israel
- The ASV is a revised version of the KJV and has been cross-indexed to the Strong’s Concordance, which is indexed to the KJV and the original Hebrew and Greek Dictionary of terms used in the original language transcripts utilized in the English translations.
- Embedded words will take one to the Strong’s definition and other Lexicon inputs. Many Greek and Hebrew words are derived from root words and compounds from multiple words (usually two) which also may be derived from root words. It is very helpful to study any term definition back to the root terms. One may be surprised as what is revealed in this method of study. I call it: CSI – DOD (Comprehensive Scriptural Investigation – Doctrine of Definitions).
ASV(i) 8 After many days thou (Gog) shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land (country) that is brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, upon the mountains (nations) of Israel, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. 9 And thou (Gog) shalt ascend, thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou (Gog) shalt devise an evil device: 11 and thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages (open country); I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates; 12 to take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn thy (Gog’s) hand against the waste places that are [now] inhabited, and against the people that are gathered out of the nations, that have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the middle (accumalations) of the earth.
Is this not what’s been happening to the USA?
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
From the article:
Nina Hachigian, as deputy mayor of Los Angeles, met with the president of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, a major Communist Party influence group, to discuss “exchanges and cooperation,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.
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And at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress she was part of a delegation with officials from the CCP-backed China-U.S. Exchange Foundation.
The group proposed “exchanges of military personnel” between the U.S. military and People’s Liberation Army.
Further, she collaborated at the Center for American Progress with an official from a government think tank overseen by China’s main intelligence agency called the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.
Should we embrace it?
Prayer of Manasseh
O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed; who hast made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof; who hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment; who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious name; whom all men fear, and tremble before thy power; for the majesty of thy glory cannot be borne, and thine angry threatening toward sinners is importable: but thy merciful promise is unmeasurable and unsearchable; for thou art the most high Lord, of great compassion, longsuffering, very merciful, and repentest of the evils of men. Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness hast promised repentance and forgiveness to them that have sinned against thee: and of thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance unto sinners, that they may be saved. Thou therefore, O Lord, that art the God of the just, hast not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against thee; but thou hast appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner: for I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea. My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied, and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heaven for the multitude of mine iniquities. I am bowed down with many iron bands, that I cannot lift up mine head, neither have any release: for I have provoked thy wrath, and done evil before thee: I did not thy will, neither kept I thy commandments: I have set up abominations, and have multiplied offences. Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching thee of grace. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, and I acknowledge mine iniquities: wherefore, I humbly beseech thee, forgive me, O Lord, forgive me, and destroy me not with mine iniquites. Be not angry with me for ever, by reserving evil for me; neither condemn me to the lower parts of the earth. For thou art the God, even the God of them that repent; and in me thou wilt shew all thy goodness: for thou wilt save me, that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy. Therefore I will praise thee for ever all the days of my life: for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee, and thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.