Saturday, May 7, 2011

Is America mentioned in Biblical Prophecy....

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An aerial view of New York City.
Is America ever mentioned in Biblical Prophecy? After all, if we're now living in: " The End Times " - as so many, just happen to believe - wouldn't the most significant: Economic, Financial, Scientific, Technological, Military, and Political Power be mentioned in the scriptures? Of course, it would.... It only makes a great deal of sense! If we are indeed, In The End Times, then The United States of America must be referenced [somewhere] within them.

But where, exactly, will we find it? In: The New Testament, The Old Testament, or [perhaps] even both? Will they be: 'The Heroes,' 'The Villains,' or [maybe] 'The Victims' in His Unfolding Story - known simply as Our Human History? Or, like most other nations, will The United States of America just play the roles of all three? These are the questions, which I hope to answer through studying The Scriptures. And if you're [honestly] interested in finding out, then why not explore some of these issues with me... because, you are more than welcome - to Tag Along and Comment - in my own personal investigation of these Biblical Prophesies!

Personally, I agree with those who believe that: " We are now living in The End Times... " because, everything is currently unfolding according to The Scriptural Provided Timeline.

For Instance....

The Prophet Daniel Stated:
" People will travel ' To And Fro ' and knowledge will ' Greatly Increase '. " - Daniel 12:

Prior to 1900, most human beings never traveled more than 20 miles from home, during their entire lifetime. While today, the majority of us - in The United States and elsewhere - often travel farther than that to: Work, Play, Shop, or [even] Go To Church! And hasn't our human knowledge ' Greatly Increased ', since that time, as well? If not, then it sure seems that way to me... from: Horses to Lambourghinis, Typewriters to Powerful Laptop Computers, Leeches to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Field Canons to Hydrogen Bombs - the world has progressed immensely! Don't you think? Or, is your own country really that different from America?

The Prophet Jeremiah Wrote:
" Behold, I will send for Many Fishermen, says Yahweh, and They Shall Fish Them [ The Children Of Israel ]; and afterwards I will send for Many Hunters, and They Shall Hunt Them [ Those Who Have Rejected This Message ] from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. For My eyes are on all their ways; and they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity hidden from My eyes. " - Jeremiah 16:16-17.

For over 40 Years, The Zionist Movement sought to regather: " The House Of Judah " - to The Promised Land, given to Jacob and His Genetic Descendants... but, the majority of them refused to heed This Long Prophesied Message. Particularly, in The United States and in Europe. The Inevitable Result was: AntisemitismSegregation, Persecution, and [even] Death - for some of those who repeatedly ignored: " This Message from Yahweh and His prophet Jeremiah. " In the end, however, The Message was clearly received... Judah was re-established in 1948.

Yahshua, Himself, Explained:

" And you will hear of War(s) [ Of Global Significance ] and Rumor(s) Of Wars [ Which Will Threaten Every Nation Upon The Earth ]. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but ' The End ' is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be: Famines, Pestilences, and Earthquakes in various places. All These Things are The Beginning Of Sorrows. " - Mathew 24:6-8.

Could Those Wars actually be: World War I and World War II? After all, when has humanity ever really enjoyed A True And Lasting Peace? But, those two wars really stand out - even, from A Historical Perspective! And if He were talking about just any old wars [ meaning those of very little significance ], then, in what way would that be: ' A Trustworthy Sign Of The Times ' - for us to look for? Let's be honest! Fortunately, however, The Scripture offers us A Far Greater Revelation - in a book by that very same name.

The Prophet John Wrote:

" Now I saw when The Lamb [ Yahweh Hushua ] opened one of The Seals [ The Seven Woes, Or Sorrows, That Occur Before: The Trumpets And The Vials Of His Wrath ]; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, 'Come and see,' And I looked, and behold, A White Horse. And he who sat upon it had a bow [ He Held A Far Ranging Weapon ]; and a crown was given to him [ He Received 'Carte Blanche' - From Another Political Authority ], and he went out conquering and to conquer. " - Revelation 6:1-2.

This is ' The First Seal ' mentioned In The Book Of Revelation... and it is [ quite-obviously ]: " A Very Big War " - from the sound of it! After all, it does mention ' A Far Ranging Weapon '; and other Allied Nations must have been involved, because he derives ' Carte Blanche ' from elsewhere! But, let's see what the prophet John has to say about The Next Seal....

Then John Continues:

" When He [ The Lamb, aka Yahshua ] opened The Second Seal, I heard the second living creature saying, ' Come and see. ' And another Horse, Fiery Red [ Or, Blood-Soaked ], went out. And it was granted to the one who sat upon it ' To Take Peace From The Earth ', and that ' People Should Kill One Another '; and there was given to him ' A Great Sword '. " - Revelation 6:3-4.

When it says, that He was: " Granted To Take Peace From The Earth " - then this one [ at the very least ] can only be described as ' A Worldwide Conflict ' in its obvious: Magnitude, Scope, and Scale.... However, since this is already ' The Second Woe ', then ' The First Woe ' - which had already preceded it - must have been very similar in its Overall Size and Level Of Destruction. And as we all know, World Wars I and II were both: Gargantuan Conflicts, and Of Truly Historic Proportion!

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The Original " Red State/Blue State " Controversy.
But, what of those: " Rumor(s) Of Wars... " which were mentioned by Yahshua? What could They be? Obviously, they too would have to be: ' Worldwide In Scope ' - lest they too go unnoticed, by people who are largely unaffected. Has our planet ever truly witnessed such ' Rumor(s) '? I do believe so! What about: ' The Cold War [ which threatened the entire planet's survival ] ', or, ' The War Upon Terror [ which has, thoroughly, altered everyone's lives ] '? Couldn't we say, that these ' Two Rumored Wars ' would approximate the very same depth of scale?

But, let's move on.... These Scriptural Prophecies are really getting quite interesting.

Again John Continues:

" When He [ The Lamb, aka Yahshua ] opened The Third Seal, I heard the third living creature say, ' Come and see '. And I looked, and behold, A Black Horse , and he who sat upon it had a pair of Merchant's Scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, ' A Quart Of Wheat [ One Loaf Of Bread ] For A Denarius [ One Day's Labor ], and Three Quarts Of Barley [ 3 Loaves Of Barley Bread ] For A Denarius [ One Day's Labor ]; and Do Not Harm The Oil And The Wine. ' " - Revelation 6:5-6.

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The Housing/Banking/Economic Collapse.
Of course, This Event too would have to be upon ' A Worldwide Scale ' - lest those in ' The World's Wealthier Nations ' might miss it! Haven't we, yet, noticed such A Monumental Event - beginning first in The United States, and then spreading around the globe? A " Worldwide Financial Crisis " leading to: Hyperinflation, Currency Collapses, Stagnant Economies, and [even] Artificial Scarcity Of Food?

Very Strange, indeed, isn't it... how: " Such An Improbable String Of Coincidences " - could all happen ' In The Exact Same Predefined Sequence ' - as given by, The Scriptures? But, of course, we've left several other things out - during, The Much-Shortened Course Of This Narrative....

Like, For Instance:

The Fact Is, simply that, These Historical Events aren't ' Coincidental ' - at all. World History is unfolding precisely as Yahweh and His prophets said it would... and the failure to realize this will lead to The Inescapable Destruction Of Billions - as [ also ] long ago prophesied! Sadly, however, The Worlds Churches and Other Religious Organizations aren't teaching us: " The Truth from The Scriptures " - because they too [ All Of Them ] are already controlled by: " Political Babylon " and " The Mother Of Harlots ". Don't be deceived into believing otherwise!

So, Where Will I [Myself] Be Looking?

I believe that I'll start looking in Micah Chapter 2, and then move on, to these other chapters: Isaiah 18, Isaiah 23Joel 3, Obadiah, Amos 1, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 26, Ezekiel 27, Ezekiel 28, Zechariah 9, Zephaniah 2, Habakkuk 2, and Revelation 13 - among others. In the coming weeks, I'll be writing upon all of them - in order to show both: The Incredible Detail [ which they collectively portray ], and Their Amazing Consistency [ in describing this, very same ' End Time Nation ' ].

You see, If ' The United States of America ' really is: " The Latter Day Nation of Tyre " - then these prophetic scriptures will undoubtedly prove it! In the meantime, Ahava and Shalom....

May Yahweh's: Love and Peace be upon you!