Is America Mentioned in Bible Prophecy?

Yes! I am convinced that the USA is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments after listening to Irvin Baxter teach this. And, it appears that America has a specific part to play during the Great Tribulation! Here’s my evidence: There are two chapters in the Bible in which USA and Israel are mentioned as a part of prophecy: Daniel 7 and Revelation 12. In Daniel 7, Daniel’s dream provided a perfect allegory of the rise and fall of America, along with the consequences that America and other modern nations would experience for their wickedness.

Here’s what Daniel 7:4 says:

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 human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.

The phrase “wings of a great eagle”, I believe, is referring to America who uses the eagle as her national bird. The eagle is on our flag and our currency. Then the scripture goes on to say, “I watched until its wings were torn off”. This is a perfect description of how America was formed – torn from her mother country, the Lion, Great Britain. The word “torn” implies pain, spilled blood and military battles.

The next words in Daniel 7 are, “and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.” Again, this is a stunning and accurate description of Uncle Sam - the popular persona of the American Government. There is no other time in world history that this kind of understanding could have been realized.

Is there evidence that America will still be protecting Israel during the Great Tribulation? Yes again! In Revelation 12:13, the dragon, Satan, is depicted making war against the woman, Israel. Then, Israel is rescued by the two wings of a great eagle.

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent (Revelation 12:14).



America and Great Britain have been instrumental in enabling Israel to become a nation again. That officially happened in 1947. And America has been a friend of Israel and has militarily protecting Israel, while acting as a safe haven for Jews to prosper since her founding in 1776. Revelation 12:14 seems to indicate that America will be a power to reckon with even during the Great Tribulation, although America won't have world dominion - just as Daniel 7 says. I believe the words, a time, and times, and half a time, in Revelation 12:14 are referring to the 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation.

What Is God’s Purpose for America during the End-times?


More speficially, I believe America has at least three main assignments from God during the end-times: (1) TAKE the Gospel to all to the world (2) DISCIPLE the nations and (3) BE a blessing to Israel. There has been no other nation in the history of the world that has simultaneously fulfilled both of those assignments like America. And like a diamond in the rough, America will be cut by the Master’s hand until the sparkle of the Glory of God can once again be seen by the whole world. The true Body of Christ will become a beacon of light and the salt of the earth. This will serve to make the way for the last, Joel 2, spiritual revolution on the earth right before the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The United States of America is about to go through some radical pruning as found in John 15. Why? God has heard our prayers and he is healing our land. But like a surgeon, he must cut away the cancers in the Body of Christ that have put the things of God above the God of the things. And like in John 15, God will prune some to bare more fruit, others to bare much fruit and still others to be trampled underneath the feet of men, because, like when Jesus cursed the fig tree, they are fruitless.

Mark 11:12-25 (KJV)

12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.

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