The United States in Prophecy

BisonRevelation 13:3-4 talks about a wound that the papacy receives that heals. We see all around us the signs of papal Rome’s wound being healed. Her purpose is ever to enforce her edicts on all by the power of the state, and this time around there will be another nation to take the place of France in enforcing her decrees.

In 1798, at the time papal Rome received her deadly wound, John sees another beast coming up out of the earth (Revelation 13:11). It is important that instead of rising out of the sea, it comes out of the earth. A quick definition of prophetic terms reveals that “sea” means a multitude of nations and “earth” means an unpopulated region of the world. This nation becomes great, eventually exercising all the power of the first beast. Though it starts out with lamb-like (Christ-like) qualities, it ends up speaking like a dragon (Revelation 13:11).

There is only one nation on earth that qualifies for the criteria mentioned in Revelation 13: The United States of America. Its war of independence ended in 1776 on the 4th of July. The American constitution was written in 1789, and in 1798 she was formally recognized by France (then the mightiest power in Europe) as an independent nation with the gift of the Statue of Liberty.

The match is so perfect that there can be no other contender for the position of this beast in Revelation 13:11. The United States of America will be the nation to make an image to the beast and usher in that great final time of woe.