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What will happen to the United States in the 'Last Days'?
The United States seems to fill a unique spot in the Book of Revelation.
It fits the description of a wealthy superpower that is destroyed by its enemies. In fact God says in Revelation that he lets its enemies destroy this country to bring about his wrath.
In Revelation, this wealthy superpower is called Mystery Babylon the Great.
Until the fall of Mystery Babylon the Great, the Anti-Christ is still non existent in the world. (though some believe Mystery Babylon the Great doesn't fall until the end of the Tribulation, I believe it actually falls at or near the beginning, and I cite a careful study of scripture in Revelation as evidence -- more on that below). In fact no one really realizes that the predicted Day of the Lord (we're talking serious planet changing wrath) is on the horizon.
Up to this point, the book of Revelation only mentions earthquakes, famines, wars, and rumors of war in far off lands, and describes these as being 'birth pains' to represent that the end times are starting out. (Don't we see that today?)
The Anti-Christ (which means 'anti Christian') and the foreign god who gives him his power, still have not been established. No one knows that doom is imminent for Mystery Babylon the Great (except of course the enemies plotting to destroy her).
At the height of her power, Mystery Babylon the Great is described as a wealthy superpower that sits on many waters, and has many peoples and languages, and is responsible for pumping out sexual immorality on the world, as well as the world's luxuries. This country is called the mother of all prostitutes.
Revelation 17:1,2 - "Come, I will show you the judgment of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters. The kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and those who live on the earth became drunk on the wine of her sexual immorality."
Judgment for Mystery Babylon the Great - as described in the verse above - comes as follows:
Within one hour, on what is just your ordinary day for most of the world, Mystery Babylon the Great is suddenly consumed by fire - by her enemies who have the assistance of a 'foreign god'. God says he allows this destruction to happen to bring about his wrath. In other words, God doesn't destroy Mystery Babylon the Great - he let's her enemies destroy her.
Revelation 17:16, 17 - The 10 horns you saw, and the beast, will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, devour her flesh, and burn her up with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His plan by having one purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast until God's words are accomplished.
The fall of Mystery Babylon the Great is a major event in Bible prophecy, with its destruction specifically prophesied in both Old Testament and New Testament books. These include Revelation (Chapter 17-19), Jeremiah (Chapter 50, 51) and Isaiah (Chapter 13, 47).
Though the Book of Daniel does not specifically name Mystery Babylon the Great, it does seem to focus on the enemy who conquers her:
Daniel 8:24, 25 - His power will be great, but it will not be his own. He will cause terrible destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper through his cunning and by his influence, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In a time of peace, he will destroy many"¦
Interpretation - Daniel is most likely talking about the fall of Mystery Babylon the Great, and the rise to power of the infamous Anti-Christ, as he is writing about an 'end times' vision he received from God, which coincidentally coincides with end times visions written of in Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Revelation (see above).
The Book of Revelation reveals that the kingdom of the beast will rise to power by defeating the prostitute.
Most likely the 'Anti-Christ' will not seem like some devil-incarnate as portrayed so often in Hollywood. Technically, the Dalai Lama (Buddhist) and President of Iran (Muslim) are both Anti-Christs.
Why does God let Mystery Babylon the Great's enemies destroy her?
Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of all prostitutes who sits on many waters, is described as a country that pumps out sexual immorality on the world.
If the United States fits this role as prostitute it's because our country as a whole has a reputation for doing 'anything' for money; on top of that, the United States pumps out more pornography (sexual immorality) than any other country, and gave birth to the modern day pornographic industry.
The United States stands for freedom -- for example, the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. While freedom for all people was supposed to be a good thing (which is what our country was founded on), unfortunately freedom has been the gateway to widespread sin -- I'm sure our founding fathers would have had a few more laws, had they known that American culture would spiral down into severe moral decay two hundred years in the future.
Is 'Lady Liberty' the Biblical 'Whore of Babylon'?
Now regarding freedom of religion, in God's eyes this means the freedom for millions of Americans to follow false religions, like 'New Age' teachings, which according to the Bible is Satan-worship.
How's that for a brutal wake up call. Millions of Americans follow New Age teachings.
Millions of Americans unknowingly follow Satan.