Among prophecy seekers the question of the United States arises frequently. “Where is the United States in the Bible?” It is a valid question if we, as I believe, are near the End Times. If we are near the End Times, and the U.S. is the most prominent nation in the world financially and militarily, then why do we not see some indication of our country in Bible prophecy?
Actually, it may be a little U.S.-centric to expect to see America in the Bible. England, France, Japan, Germany, Brazil, India and other major nations are not named in the Word. The symbol of England, the lion, is found, as is the bear, the symbol of Russia. The eagle, the symbol of the United States and several other countries is found in the Bible. But other than these inferences, none of these nations are directly mentioned.
(Some think that the Rosh named in Ezekiel 38:3 is Russia. This word, rosh, is found 598 times in the Old Testament. It is always translated head, chief, top, etc. Only once, and only in some versions, is rosh translated as a name.)
Part of the reason for this lack of naming of European, American and Eastern Asian countries is because Bible prophecy focuses on the Promised Land, Israel, and the (Islamic) nations that surround and hate Israel. The United States is included with that sad group of nations referred to as “the coastlands” and “the islands.” Good things are not prophesied for this group.
It is possible that the U.S. will have merged with other major powers in some sort of One World Government, or New World Order, that is the desire of the elitists of our time. Some have pointed out that the United States has a far higher percentage of Christians than most nations, and that at the time of the Rapture the U.S. would be more effected by the removal of Christian saints. In polls, over 75% of Americans claim to be Christian. The elimination of such a large segment of our population would render the U.S. almost as small as Turkey or Iran.
In my opinion, the real reason why the United States does not appear prominently in Bible prophecy is found in Genesis 12:2. The Lord told Abram, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you;”
The United States has stood by Israel from the time of its formation in 1948. Within minutes of the public proclamation of the establishment of State of Israel, President Harry Truman recognized the state on a diplomatic level, causing many of our allies to do so likewise. In the near-disastrous 1973 Yom Kippur War, President Richard Nixon provided military material and diplomatic muscle to assist Israel. The U.S. has blessed Israel.
But that was then. Now the U.S. is turning its back on Israel. An example is the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv. The State of Israel declares Jerusalem to be the capitol, but most nations, including the U.S., keep their embassies in Tel Aviv. Despite the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, U.S. presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have refused to move the embassy to the capitol. Our current administration has stated that it wants to divide Jerusalem between the Palestinians and the Israelis. I fear the U.S. has ceased to bless Israel. I fear that the U.S. has begun to curse Israel.
If this anti-Israel policy continues, I fear for America. Pray for America.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. “ - II Chronicles 7:14