A few weeks ago, someone asked me if I thought America would stand with Israel should they be attacked by a coalition of their enemies. I said that I felt that it would depend on when the battle takes place. If it is relatively soon, I believe we will at least provide financial aid and weaponry to Israel. More than likely, we would dispatch several ships and an aircraft carrier to the region. It’s also possible that we would strike a death blow to Iran, since we want them neutralized anyway. But as I said, it depends on when it would happen.
In David Jeremiah’s book, “Is This the End?,” he writes about America and the Plan of God. In that section of the book, he speaks of Joel Rosenberg, an author that has written much on end times. The most frequent question asked of Rosenberg prior to 2000 was, “How can you be Jewish and believe that Jesus is the Messiah.” But since 2000, the most common question has been, “What happens to America in the last days.” Of course, Rosenberg cannot emphatically answer that question since he nor no one else knows.
Dr. Jeremiah gives five possible answers for America not being mentioned anywhere in the Bible.
1. America May Be Included in the European Coalition
2. America May Be Incorporated into the One-World Money System
3. America May Be Invaded by Outside Forces
4. America May Be Infected by Moral Decay
But my hope is in what Jeremiah offers as his fifth possibility.
5. America May Be Incapacitated Because of the Rapture.
Any of the first four are certainly viable, but the fifth is by far the most appealing to me. It also gives us hope that this country would not have turned completely from God. This should cause us to wonder what the world would be like if Christian Americans were suddenly taken to Heaven even this year.
Where is your ultimate hope? If we are believers, we won’t find it in this dimension. Our “earnest expectation and hope” is in being with our Savior in our glorified form.
“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:20-21)