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(America Is in Prophecy)
Read Isaiah 18 Completely
There Are Four Countries not One
America Is the Main Country
Messengers Attack America
The Attack Happens in the Future
America Brings a Present to the Lord
Where Is the Land of Cush?
From Where Do the Messengers Come?
Avoid the Tragedy
We Can Still Save Some Lives
Jesus Is the Messiah
Isaiah 18 and the Future of America
America Is the Main Country in Isaiah 18
Isaiah 18 Describes the Main CountryThe focus of Isaiah 18 is a nation scattered and peeled, a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meting out and trodding down, whose land the rivers divide. These are the traits of that country:
Compare All Nations to the Country in Isaiah 18Requirement number 7 demands interaction with Israel. Numbers 3 and 4 require this country to be a significant military power, world leader or conqueror that was in power or rose to power after God gave Isaiah the prophecy. What countries can be considered?
AfricaEgypt - Egypt had been successfully invaded by the Hyksos prior to Isaiah. The Egyptians were not down trodding but instead had been downtrodden when the Exodus occurred. Solomon also stemmed the Egyptian power during his reign. Requirements three and four do not apply. Therefore, Egypt cannot qualify.
Ethiopia - Ethiopia has been a favorite of many scholars because of the incorrect translations of the name Cush. This country is not a powerful nation. It is not what is described in verse 2.
Other Countries - All other African countries do not meet the requirements either.
AntarcticaAntarctica - Antarctica is not an inhabited land.
AsiaAssyria, Nineveh and Babylon had not always been in power but had instead been ruled by others prior to Isaiah’s time.
China - China was obscure in Isaiah’s time. As of today, it has not been attacked with such a great loss so as to greatly delay or prevent the burying of dead as mentioned in verse 6. It has not been known to bring a present to the LORD in Jerusalem. It was conquered by Japan last century. If it is destroyed in the future it would not be a nation powerful from its beginning. China cannot be the nation this chapter is talking about.
Japan - Japan is not divided by rivers. It was conquered in 1945 but it did not bring anything to Jerusalem.
Russia - In the thirteenth century Russia was attacked by the Mongol Empire. The Mongol occupation lasted about 200 years. Russia has not been powerful since its beginning.
Other Countries - All other Asian countries have been conquered but not destroyed as described by Isaiah in this chapter.
AustraliaThe rivers do not divide Australia. While their strength is to be respected, they have not been the power mentioned in verses three and four.
EuropeGreece - When the Greek empire lost its power it was not destroyed as described in verse six and did not bring a present as in verse seven.
Rome - Rome lost its power slowly. Like Greece, verses six and seven do not apply.
Other Countries - Any and all other countries in Europe have been conquered in a manner inconsistent with Isaiah 18. None of these countries could gain power again and say they have been powerful since their beginning.
North AmericaMexico, Canada and Central America cannot be considered to be the dominating nation described in Isaiah 18.
South AmericaBrazil is divided by the Amazon but is not a super power which dominates other nations.
Other Countries - are not strongly divided by rivers and do not dominate other countries.
Islands of the SeaGreenland and all other islands do not meet the requirements.
United States of AmericaAmerica is the only nation that is a scattered people, a clean-shaven or smooth people, a powerful and unconquered nation since its beginning, down trodding and subjugating others. The rivers divide it. What nation has been a powerful conquering nation since its beginning other than the USA? America overcame England in its war of independence. It remained after the war of 1812. The Confederate rebels were defeated in the Civil War. It won the Spanish American war, World War 1 and 2. It dominated the Native American Indians, greatly oppressed Africans through slavery and ended Hawaiian sovereignty. It did all it really cared to do in the Korean War, Vietnamese War, Iraq and Afghanistan. The nation that fits this description is the USA. It was non-existent and nameless in the days of Isaiah. The Bible can only be talking about the US. If you do not agree ask yourself why. Is it because you don't want it to happen? I don't want it to come about either but that does not change the facts. Is it because something like this has never happened before? Are you relying on your emotions or what the Bible says? The sad news is it will be destroyed.
One scholar I greatly respect is Hal Lindsey. He has a great show weekly that can be seen at The Hal Lindsey Report or at HisChannel Video on Demand. He believes America will collapse economically. I believe that, too but I think a lot more is in store.
Charles R. Taylor wrote a book back in 1979, titled, "World War III and the Destiny of America", (ISBN 0-8407-5681-X). If I am reading it correctly, he believed Cush was Ethiopia, and the United States was both the land which sends the messengers and the one which is destroyed. He focused more on a conventional nuclear war rather than a surprise attack from a terrorist nation. While he interpreted the details differently, the result was still the same; America is the nation destroyed in Isaiah 18. I didn't agree with everything in the book, but it may be worth your time to read it. It is out of print, but several on-line book dealers, such as Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, sell copies at good prices.
So many are looking for the reason why they cannot find America mentioned in prophecy. One idea is the rapture causes a huge disruption. Others speak of economic collapse. They stay far away from the thought that America will meet an end just like it's enemies such as Iran are talking about.
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