(This is not in any way meant to imply racial superiority of any kind so don't even go there! see -1Cor 1:26-29)
Reprinted in it's entirety below is the article by Steven M. Collins
When Isaac died, his “birthright” blessings were given to his son, Jacob, even though the oldest son, Esau, would normally have received them. Genesis 25:31-36 relates that Esau renounced his birthright in Jacob’s favor, and Jacob later seized the birthright via deception (Genesis 27). One of Jacob’s blessings received from Isaac was that “nations” would bow down to the nations that would descend from Jacob (Genesis 27:29). Obviously, for this to be fulfilled, Jacob’s descendants would have to be found among the great nations and empires of the earth in later centuries and millennia (which did occur). This blessing also promised that God would bless the nations that blessed Jacob’s birthright descendants and would curse the nations that cursed Jacob’s descendants.
My books examine how all of Israel’s prophetic blessings have been fulfilled among various nations of our modern world, but the purpose of this article is to follow the clues which identify the modern United States of America. Several important clues for locating the “birthright” descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh in our modern time are found in Genesis 48 (the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony).
In Genesis 21:12, God promised to Abraham that his birthright descendants would be known throughout history by the name of “Isaac.” In Genesis 48:16, Israel’s blessing upon the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh mandated that their descendants would be known by the name of Isaac. At this point, a brief history lesson is required.
The Romans called the Sacae/Saka Scythians by the term “Saxons.” As they migrated across mainland Europe, the original “Sacae” name was preserved in the province of Alsace (often fought over by France and Germany) and also in the name of several German Provinces. Although the term “Saxony” is on several German provinces in the English language, the German language preserves the ancient Sacae Scythian form as the German spelling of the word “Saxon” is “Sachse” or “Sacsisch.” The name of “Isaac” is evident in all these spellings. However, when one looks for nations bearing the name of Isaac in the modern world, the ones most closely-identified with the name of Isaac are the “Anglo-Saxon” nations, which grew into a “nation” (the United States of America) and a “company of nations” (Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). These nations have long been known as the “Anglo-Saxon” nations in the modern world, and so the “nation and company of nations” in our modern world are also known by the name of Isaac...just as God prophesied they would be.
The term “Joseph” in Genesis 49:22-26’s latter-day prophecy includes both Ephraim and Manasseh because Joseph fathered both tribes. These blessings include not only large population growth, but temperate weather and natural resources (see verse 25). What “nation and company of nations” have received these modern blessings? Again, it is the United States of America and the British nations. At one point, these nations also possessed almost all the strategic chokepoints on the earth (the prophesied “gates of their enemies”). The British Empire possessed or controlled the Suez Canal, Gibraltar, Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Horn was guarded by a British colony: The Falklands Islands. The United States of America controlled the Panama Canal and dominated the Central Pacific Ocean via the Hawaiian Islands and its naval base at Pearl Harbor. Via their locations, the British Isles, Canada and the USA controlled the eastern and western borders of the Atlantic Oceans. Australia and New Zealand dominated the Southern Pacific and access between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The British “company of nations” and the single great “nation” (the USA) controlled global maritime commerce and access in both peacetime and during wars. Their strategic locations fulfilled biblical prophecy.
The USA and the British nations are mostly located in the temperate middle-latitudes conducive to good climate and growing large crops. The British Isles are located in a more northerly location, but the Gulf Stream gives those islands an unusually temperate climate for its northern location. The USA, Canada and Australia have all been given immense natural resources.
Again, the Bible directly points to the USA and the British nations as “the nation and company of nations” which have inherited the specific “birthright” blessings promised to Ephraim and Manasseh. The verdict from all biblical clues about the specially-blessed tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh points to their being the British nations and the USA. Even the name “British” is a Hebrew compound word meaning “Covenant Man.” The Hebrew word “Brit” (or “Berith”) means “Covenant” and the Hebrew word “ish” means “man.” The British Isles have borne the Hebrew word for “covenant” upon them ever since the time of the Phoenician/Israelite Empire under Kings David and Solomon. God made a solemn and perpetual covenant with Abraham and the birthright “nation and company of nations” which would descend from Abraham. God has kept his promise, and he even stamped the Hebrew word for covenant on the British Isles to further identify the tribe of Ephraim! He has given every one of the many blessings of the Abrahamic covenant to the USA and the British nations. The Creator has directed their ancestors’ migrational paths and he has blessed them in peacetime and favored them in their wars.
The United States of America has the number “13” stamped on it so strongly it seems evident that God wanted to ensure that this clue would be hard to miss in the latter days. The United States of America began with 13 original colonies, which later became the original 13 states depicted by 13 stars and 13 bars on the original US flag. The 13 red and white stripes on the modern American flag still attest to the number “13” being vitally important to America’s heritage. The national crest of the USA is replete with representations of the number “13.” It has 13 stars, 13 bars on the shield over the eagle’s body, 13 arrows in one talon and 13 leaves on the olive branch in the other talon. There are also 13 letters in the motto: E Pluribus Unum.
There is an important biblical principle in Deuteronomy 17:6 and 19:15 concerning the establishment of truth in any matter. It was never enough in God’s ancient Theocracy to establish the truth in a contested case if there was only one witness concerning a matter. To reliably establish the truth of a matter, the Torah required “two or three witnesses” to convict someone of a crime or legally establish the truth of a matter. This same principle is reaffirmed in II Corinthians 13:1 and I Timothy 5:19.
The evidence presented above has critically-important ramifications not just for Americans, but for the entire world. The fact that biblical prophecies do identify the USA in the modern world changes how everyone should perceive the Bible, and it means that believers should see biblical prophecy in a new, more-relevant light than ever before.
The most important ramification for modern mankind is that the Bible, long-maligned as being “unscientific,” is actually the provable revelation of an all-powerful Creator to his creation. Only an all-powerful Creator could inspire so many ancient and specific prophecies about the nations and implement them in such precise detail in future millennia. Only an immortal Creator could shape national decisions and migrations to unfold according to prophecies he inspired millennia ago! This is not a “coincidence” of history. This is “smoking gun” proof of God’s reality and the truth of the Bible.
Abraham also fathered nations via the unnamed “sons of his concubines” who were sent to the “east country” (Genesis 25:6) millennia ago. Is it only “coincidental” that the chief caste of India, an Asian nation located “east” of the Promised Land, is called the “Brahmins.” Vowels were not written in ancient times and were often not preserved in later ethnic/national names, but if we put an “A” in front of this caste-name, we have the “Abrahims,” clearly preserving the name of Abraham. India has also been trending closer to the NATO nations, driven in that direction by fear of China and Pakistan. Remember Abraham was personally promised by God that he would be the “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5), and that just the ones descended from Isaac would number in the billions over the millennia (Genesis 24:60). Not one nation descended from Abraham is named as a member of the Gog-Magog alliance in Ezekiel 38. It is possible that God is shaping world events so all the nations descended from Abraham will be in the same alliance in the latter days. Considered from a biblical point of view, all these nations descended from Abraham are truly the “People of the Book.”
The Need for National Repentance:
Nations receiving great blessings from God also bear great responsibilities. They owe thanksgiving and submission to the God who has so blessed them. We live in a “fallen” world and God knows human beings have sinful nature. He knows we are not capable of perfection. However, when the British Empire and the USA had respect for the Creator God and his Bible, these nations were blessed with growing strength, international power, victory in their wars, and prosperity. The USA and the British nations...the” “nation and company of nations” who received the best blessings, have squandered their “birthright” blessings and have increasingly mocked and ignored God and all his laws. Instead of proclaiming God and biblical values to the world as they used to, these nations now spread nihilistic Darwinism and a culture which increasingly rejects God’s Ten Commandments and biblical laws.
The USA has booted God out of its schools and universities, and ignored all his moral and economic laws. Christianity has atrophied. What is the USA reaping as a result of these actions? As of this writing in early 2009, the USA has entered a national/economic crisis which could leave it domestically weakened and significantly diminished on the world stage. The British Empire disintegrated after World War II and the American “Empire” is now facing the same thing. You cannot enjoy God’s blessings and disobey him (Proverbs 14:9, Galatians 6:7). As the Divinely-blessed “nation and company of nations” abandon God and his knowledge, they are losing God’s blessings. It is a predictable “cause and effect” relationship.
Isaiah 1-4 prophesies about a “sinful nation” called “my “people...Israel”” (1:3) in the “last days” (Isaiah 2:1-2). Remember the name “Israel” describes the “nation and company of nations” of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16-19). However, this prophecy also is addressed to “Judah” (1:1, 3:1, 3:8), and all the tribes of Israel are referenced in the phrase “O house of Jacob” (2:5). This prophecy is directed at the entire western world.
These chapters foretold that the people of “Israel” (and “Judah”) in the latter days would be increasingly sinful. Their society would feature feminism and generational conflict (3:12), an open “gay rights” movement (3:9), and an attitude of callous disregard for the needs of the poor (1:17). Their leadership elites would “lead them astray” (3:12) and their political leaders (“princes”) would be “rebellious” against God and be “companions of thieves” who “love bribes” and “follow after gifts” (1:23). Does this sound like the much-publicized, modern political culture of corruption where lobbyists and the rich buy influence and favor from politicians with lavish campaign contributions, rides on corporate jets, and outright bribes? The prophecy also says these nations will be very materialistic (2:7), and 2:6 adds that they would seek after eastern concepts and occult guidance (“soothsayers”). God also prophetically details how the “daughters” of his people will dress and act like temptresses (3:16-24). Does this sound like American celebrity and Hollywood culture? A dearth of capable, strong national leaders is also prophesied (3:2-4).
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