How Does the USA Fit into the Development of End-Time Events?

Manfred E. Kober, Th.D.

It is possible to trace in general outline the future of our country. Though no direct reference is found in the prophetic Scriptures to the U.S.A., various features relating to the future of America can be discerned.

1. Preservation until the rapture.

Several factors seem to indicate that our country will survive until the rapture. God’s providential design for America has been, first of all, to be a missionary nation. Until the rapture the United States is the main sending country for missionaries. After the rapture the 144,000 will be God’s world-wide witnesses. Then too we are uniquely a protector of Israel (Gen. 12:3). Until the rapture God protects and uses our nation to help Israel. After the rapture, Antichrist will be the protector of Israel.

2. Pandemonium after the rapture.

With millions of American Christians gone, our country will become a third-rate nation with its institutions collapsing and its societal structures in total shambles.

3. Persecution of Israel.

America’s pro-Israel stand will change dramatically after the rapture. All nations will persecute the Jews (Matt. 24:9), resulting in the return of every last Jew to Israel (Ezek. 37; 39:28).

4. Participation in the Roman Empire.

After the rapture the center of Western power will be Rome. The U.S.A. may well become a territorial extension of the revived Roman Empire, seeing that America’s cultural, linguistic and political roots lie in Europe.

5. Perplexity at Gog and Magog.

The world’s nations, including the U.S.A., will stand by in utter amazement when the hordes of Gog and Magog attack Israel (Ezek. 38:13; 39:21) around the midpoint of the tribulation.

© Manfred E Kober

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