Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
We all wonder at times, ‘What will happen to the United States in the days ahead?’ Are there biblical prophecies about America? Why does America seem absent in the pages of the Bible? How can it be that our country, once the wealthiest, most evangelistic, most generous, and most powerful nation in all of history, plays no discernable role in the dominant prophetic events of this age?
Other nations, like Russia, parts of Asia, and Europe, are named and identified by their historical regions, but the United States is not mentioned – at least not directly. Through the lens of Bible prophecy, the U.S. is conspicuously missing from the geopolitical scene.
Crossing Every Boundary
In recent years, the United States has crossed every boundary that brought the demise of other nations. We will never be able to say the prophets did not warn us. I recently heard Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of The Mystery of the Shemitah say on a radio program, “America is now overripe for God’s judgment.”
Rabbi Cahn continued, “It’s time if you’re not born again, to become born again. If you are a Christian, it’s time to get the things out of your life that are not in God’s will and get the things into your life that are God’s will.”
…Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
A person or nation which does not turn away from wickedness can go too far, too long, and it becomes too late. Jeremiah warned Israel over and over again but they mocked him and ridiculed him. He tried interceding for them but God said, “No, it’s too late.” Israel would go into captivity in Babylon for seventy years due to their repeated disobedience.
As for you, do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry nor prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me, for I will not hear you. Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
Point of No Return?
Sometimes it IS too late to pray. We find this exact theme in the New Testament as Paul wrote to the Romans. There is a point of no return when God turns people over to a reprobate mind, lost without hope. (Romans 1:28-32)
Just as the Roman Empire experienced a decline and fall, America is following an eerily parallel path. It can be chilling as we witness firsthand the deterioration of an empire.
Our decline may take generations, as Rome’s did. Or it may happen suddenly due to a nuclear attack, EMP attack, financial collapse, or foreign invasion.
The Light Will Shine Brighter
But prophecy isn’t meant to frighten us; it’s meant to enlighten us and give us hope. No matter how dark it gets, Jesus promised to never leave us nor forsake us but to walk with us and work with us. As the darkness deepens, the light of Christ in us will grow brighter.
…we should live soberly, righteously, and in godliness in this present world, as we await the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify for Himself a special people, zealous of good works.
God never intended for us to walk in hopelessness. He intended for us to be people of faith, and faith is the substance of things we hope for. As ambassadors of Christ, God calls us as hope distributors in these last days.
Another Possibility—Good News
Yes, it’s possible that America may collapse under any or all of a hundred problems. But there is another possibility—a real hope—revival!
Now is the appointed time to gather for prayer and fasting for our beautiful country. When the Jews were in Babylonian exile and bondage, Daniel prayed and even repented for the sins of his country. The result? Shortly thereafter, they were released to return to their homeland and begin rebuilding. Let’s be part of the solution in Jesus’ Name!