What Is Happening to America?

Many years since I wrote this, I have evaluated the major world events. Obviously, what the world had witnessed confirms that America is heading to a terrible time. But that will affect us all. I have left this research unchanged to prove that God's prophecies are true manifesting God's power and love for mankind. There are unusual events in this generation that shapes our destiny as the Bible foretold it.

a. Terrorism - The World Virus

The year 2001, the world seemed so peaceful. Economy seemed to be picking up from recessions and except for a few pockets of violence between Israel and Palestine, there were a few trouble spots around the world. Then suddenly in September 11, 2001, the worst act of terrorism hit the very heart of American greatness, its center of trade and business, New York City. Everybody saw what happened that time as two commercial passenger planes struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center. It was the worst act of terrorism that shook the pride of America and took away almost 3,000 lives. Now the greatest nation America becomes deeply concerned with her own security in her own backyard. Her might and wealth have never been a factor. That extremely violent act of terrorism is a prophecy fulfilled "...when rebels become completely wicked".

America is now battling a faceless enemy. Immediately she struck hard against Afghanistan whom she accused of coddling the terrorists responsible for the attacks--the Al Qaeda terrorist groups led by Osama Bin Laden. Using her military might to its fullest, she has crushed the Taliban regime and the alleged terrorists were flushed out to the mountains and scattered them without a trace in no time. But those Talibans are still around and fighting a costly war for allied nations. Terrorism has in fact never diminished since then and instead grew and lived among the people. They are like stealth virus causing incurable disease to the West. Their treats of terrorist attacks panic the West and her allies so as to fulfill the prophecy:

CNN report of a worldwide opposition to war.

A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill" ( Isaiah 30:17).

Remember the foiled attempt to blow up an airplane while landing in the US soil last December 25, 2009? In a way, we have just seen how this prophecy was fulfilled before our eyes. Once again America panicked and added more stringent security measures at all points of entry. Soon, there will be more of this terrorist act and shall be one of the reasons that will lead to America's downfall as prophesied.

b. Starting Small but Grew in Power

“Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land.” (Dan 8:9).

The author believes the nations behind the American troubles are Iraq and Iran including Syria, the original Babylon and Assyria respectively occupying an overlapping area. Both the old cities of Nineveh and Babylon are within the common area. Incidentally, they are the same old Assyria and Babylon who invaded the ancient Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. As the prophet Daniel prophesied, history will be repeated so that these two nations will again cause the downfall of the modern day Israel and Judah which are Europe, America and Israel of today. Not too many years ago, Iraq used to be as powerful as Iran and had a prolonged war against each other. It is a country now in ruins to fulfill the prophecy, she shall start small and shall grow in power and from one of the ancient cities, Nineveh the Antichrist will arise.

From you oh Nineveh, has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness (Nahum 1:11).

Iran a hostile nation to the US due to her open pronouncement of erasing Israel from the map. Also, Iran is developing nuclear power plant which the US believes is a camouflage to their real intention-- develop a nuclear bomb. America is vigorously campaigning for support for her war against terrorism but the world pleads for peace. Right now, even traditional American allies are divided, many of them are against a military campaigns and economic sanctions for their own reasons. The US and even the UN arms inspectors failed to prove to the world that Saddam concealed weapons of mass destruction as alleged by the US. Is this a proof that slowly, Americans and the European allies will be divided as prophesied? The US is also not getting enough support to punish Iran with economic sanctions due to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's defiance to continue with their nuclear power generation program which he insisted is only for peaceful purposes.

Is this headline from a Newsweek magazine website last February 24, 2003 a prophecy slowly being fulfilled about the wing torn off in Daniel 7:4?

America and Europe, the modern Israel, the lost tribes, were prophesied to part ways in the last days. Is this the beginning of that breach?

"The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it" (Daniel 7:4).

America is the eagle and Europe, lead by Great Britain is the lion. Refer to chapter 3 to learn more about the kingdoms pictured by beasts. When the Americans becomes isolated, then the end is easy to predict. The world will be in great tribulation ruled by a wicked king from old Nineveh who started small due to its total destruction but will ultimately grow in power. He shall have his throne in New York, at the UN headquarters. Those who believes in him, the Muslims, shall rejoice in victory but those who believes in the word of God, the Christians shall suffer under his wrath. The prophecies as explain in this book are accurate as the current events, as the Scriptures foretold thousands of years ago.

"Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath! I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger me, to seize loot and snatch plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets. But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind; his purpose is to destroy, to put an end to many nations." (Isa 10:57)

Chapter 3 explains why the Assyrian ruler attacking Israel, now Europe will soon become a Babylonian attacking Judah, now Israel in the Middle East and ultimately, the supreme evil, the Pharaoh ruling over the US, the same Manasseh, the same Egypt. They are one and same person ruling in 3 successions. He is the 6th king, the 7th and the 8th but still the 6th, the 6th and the 6th meaning "666." Learn more about "666."

c. Bin Laden and Ahmadinejad -- God's Rod of Anger?

Just one man can sow worldwide fear and terror, the most wanted man Osama Bin Laden.  Is he by this time being assisted by a Divine guidance? Is he also a tool of God's anger? How can he correctly identify that US is Egypt and its ruler a Pharaoh?
Photo courtesy of Philippine Star

Osama Bin Laden is America's most wanted man but also a hero to many young people in the Muslim world.

He is wanted by the US in connection with a growing number of terrorist atrocities, including the 11 September 2001 attacks, the 1998 bombing of two US embassies in Africa, the bombing of the USS Cole warship in October 2000, among others.

American officials believed Bin Laden's associates may operate in more than 40 countries - in Europe and North America, as well as in the Middle East and Asia.

The fear must now be that even if Bin Laden himself is captured or killed, the movement in which he is a leading figure will be harder to crush.

Likewise, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed he was surrounded by light when he addressed the UN few months back. Is he telling the truth? Or is God right now started to deliver the blows to America, the modern day Egypt?

d. What America Should Do?

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him. The claim has caused a stir in Iran, as a transcript and video recording of Ahmadinejad's comments have been published on an Iranian website, baztab.com. There are also reports that a CD showing Ahmadinejad making the comments also has been widely distributed in Iran. Is the Iranian president claiming to be divinely inspired?
Source: Radio Free Europe

America should realize by now that it is waging a winless war, a battle with no victory but a sure defeat unless she change her ways and seek God. Since it has waged war with Iraq many years ago, it hasn't had attain it's objective to rid the world of her enemies. Even with all its military might and God-given wealth and power, she failed in all her plans and fruits of foreign policies. Is another prophecy about Egypt being fulfilled before our eyes?

There is nothing Egypt can do-- head or tail, palm branch or reed. (Isaiah 19:15)

Or is it also becoming true that America is too late to have done what she has supposed to have accomplished years ago when she and her allies are still united against Iraq?

There they will exclaim, `Pharaoh king of Egypt is only a loud noise; he has missed his opportunity.' (Jer 46:17)

Biblically, it seemed America is doomed as prophesied. But the problem with America and the rest of Christendom is we do not even know the real problem. we continue to believe that the enemies should be eliminated by might and power alone when in fact the disease is internal, spiritual. The answer is plain and simple. We should seek first the kingdom of God and all things will be solved for us. The battle belongs to the Lord. We should not depend on our strength but on God's Spirit.

So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. (Zech 4:6)

There are many more events that confirms we are already at the end times. To those who had followed the world events involving the West and the Middle East and to those who have clear understanding of the Scriptures can only rejoice that the Lord's coming is near, so close, right at the door!

e. Why Is This Happening to America?

The only reason why man or any country is separated from God is because of sin. God is holy and hated sin. That's why God sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die in our place as a sign He loves us and does not want us to die in our sins. God loves His chosen people and gave America and it's allies-- wealth, power, the most beautiful places on earth, intelligent people and all. God fulfilled all His promises to Abraham. In the earlier times, these nations spread Christianity throughout the world as they colonize lands. Their laws and constitution are based and founded upon the fear of God. But that was long time ago. The past decades the world saw its moral and spiritual decay. It promoted divorce, abortion, homosexuality, legalized same sex marriages, the church leaders engaged in sinful activities. No more that they rely on God's power but they relied on their own might and its military. Read "Weapons or God?" for details. They don't care about God anymore. That's why they prohibit prayers in schools and in gatherings, removed any spiritual heritage that are displayed in its public places, and the list goes on. In short they no longer recognize God as the root of their supremacy. Now God is slowly taking away those blessings. The punishments for disobeying God in Deuteronomy 28:15-68 spoken by God in their early years as a young tribe coming out of old Egypt are becoming very true and coming very close.

f. What Lies Ahead?

The future looks gloomy for the US as far as her war against terror is concerned. This study outlines the sequence of events after the little horn grew in power. The enemy, the Assyrian will follow the winds of Israel in its war path. The Bible says Assyria will destroy the West. How? We still do not know but one thing is sure... The master of intrigue shall win with a great bang eventually using his treachery and evil genius.

He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt (Daniel 11:42-43).

Again, Egypt here is not the Egypt that we know but the real Egypt of this age, Manasseh, son of Joseph to an Egyptian mother. Today that Egypt is the once very great country of America. Read "The Real Roots of America". It is obvious that America shall fall so as the rest of the world. Then the Great Tribulation will come and after 1,260 days, the Lord, the King Jesus Christ will come again to redeem those who persevered unto the end and have kept the faith. The years ahead are terrible, sudden and full of surprises for all mankind so we all need to prepare and pray for strength.

If we know and understand the prophecies about our times then we are happy, don't be dismayed for we are witnessing the marvellous power of God at work. Read chapter 6 for the details on the wondrous Second Coming of Jesus Christ. After all the troubles, still God will redeem His people including America. Praise be to God, the coming King!

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