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Is The US, And UK In End-times Bible Prophecy?

“The United States is absent from end-times Bible prophecy.” For some reason, many US Christian evangelists and pastors in all sorts of forums propagate this observation. But the plain fact of the matter is that it’s simply not true. Not by a long shot. This prophetic blindness comes about because of a simple fact we’ve mentioned many, many times before. If we don’t know our place in Biblical history, we can’t know our place in Biblical prophecy. The US is not only not “absent from end-times Bible prophecy,” but it is at the heart and core of circumstances leading to the events of the "Apocalypse." [See the Feature article, Damascus A Heap Of Ruins for its implications concerning the US and UK].

Naively, the US, and the UK, are leading the way by funding, in theological, moral and financial terms, the Antichrist’s emergence, Babylon the Great, Big Brother and his Deep State that we read about in Revelation 13. [See the Feature article, Is That You, Big Brother?]. We’re immersed in the process to such an extent that if we recognized, from the true Biblical perspective, what we see and hear in the news daily, it would stagger our senses. [My People Are Destroyed For A Lack Of Knowledge; also see the Feature article, Revelation 17: Big Brother The Beast Of Babylon]. If you read chapters five and six of The Blind Man’s Elephant, now a complimentary PDF at the bottom of the Home page, the answer to the US and UK's Biblical ancestry, our heritage in our current circumstances are readily apparent. If you read any number of the articles on this site, the answer is provided within them as well. In fact, a collective reading of these articles should paint a very good big picture for you. And it all goes back to our pivotal statement made by Christ to a gentile woman. “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.” As Christ our LORD said, “The House of Israel are my people.” [Eze. 34:30]. Please bear in mind, Biblically, the Jews are the House of Judah. See the map: Kingdoms Israel and Judah.

If we accepted Christ at his word here, instead of misinterpreting John 3:16 [See the Feature articles, Mirror, Mirror On The Wall and Three Temple Ages Make A Plan], we would be on the path to understanding the United States and the UK's place in Biblical prophecy. Not only would we look at our history books in a much different light, but there would be a groundswell resulting in positive sweeping changes made to the existing modus operandi of government and financial institutions. [See House Of Israel's Cluelessness]. But we don’t, and therefore our shepherds who sweep away Christ’s clear statements errantly tell us, “The United States is absent from end-times Bible prophecy.” The same mistaken belief applies to the UK and the Western Christian nations. [See Jer. 10:21; Eze. 34:2; Micah 3:5-7; also the Feature article, The Little Horn: First Century Antichrist].   
When we provoke our holy curiosity and are willing to maintain an open mind and learn, the Biblical record provides us answers. However, in doing so, it is vital that we approach the Biblical record, not as an observer, but as a participant. This is our story. And not to exaggerate the point, but as we'll read, literally we are in a life and death struggle. [See the Sneakers article, A Life And Death Pickle Of A Predicament]. And we are at a disadvantage when we don't know who we are in the Biblical record. As some already know, the US in Biblical prophecy is Manasseh, the son of Joseph, the son of Israel, of the “lost sheep of the House of Israel.” Joseph, through his son Ephraim, is the kingly line of the House of Israel, the UK, to this day. [1 Kng. 11:31; 12:20]. Manasseh, through Joseph, is one of the nations of Israel in the last days with a national identity according to the end-time, or last days, prophecy in Genesis 49. [See the Feature article, Obadiah And The Prophetic Parable Of The Tares].
It is interesting to note that there are a couple cities in the US with the name Manassas, the Greek form of the Hebrew Manasseh, one of which is in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as is Jamestown, the first English/House of Israel settlement in the US. Manassas is located less than 30 miles southwest of the US capital, Washington, D.C. There is one other, a rather small town with a population of about 100 in Georgia. And there is a small town in Colorado established in 1879, spelled Manassa that was named for the son of Joseph. The “Manassa Mauler,” aka Jack Dempsey of boxing fame, was born there. However, from what I have been able to determine, the geographic name Manassas appears no place else in the world except the US.
The Confederate ship CSS Manassas was built in 1855 in Medford, Massachusetts before her days, perhaps ironically, as an ironclad in the Civil War. In terms of prophetic consequence for the end-times, the US was to remain as a single great nation as we’ll see. Thus, the US not getting split into two nations as a result of the civil war is significant.  
There are numerous prophecies, both Old and New Testaments that apply to the House of Israel in the end-times. The current Middle Eastern nation-state of Israel, Judah, the House of Judah in the Biblical record, is only one of the ten nations of all Israel with a national identity today, although its government is Zionist. It is anti-biblical Israel. [See Zionism Vs. Judaism]. But when we reject Christ’s plain statement in Matthew 15, and the Biblical history that supports it, we deceive ourselves to our detriment. The unwitting, self-inflicted result is that we are fallen prey to the largest identity theft in history. [See the Feature article, Moving Forward].
It’s been said, the best place to hide something is in plain sight. And our Biblical identity is right there in front of us in the pages of the Biblical record. Yet we Christians don’t see it because we’ve decided, for some strange reason, to reject that which Christ gave us. We’ve abandoned the love of the truth. Therefore, our eyes don't see and our ears don't hear. [See 2 Ths. 2:10-12; also the Feature articles, And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor and The Final Prophecy: It Is Done]. 
As noted, the US is the nation of Manasseh, one the two sons of Joseph whom his grandfather Israel blessed and made firstborn among their brothers of the House of Israel in the last days. The entire chapter of Genesis 48 prophecy is all about the US, a single great nation, and his brother Ephraim, a multitude of nations, the British Commonwealth, the kingly line of the House of Israel in the end-times. A cursory scan of today’s headlines for the US and Great Britain brings this into focus, particularly with recent events of the past decade and a half in the Middle East, although the two brother's interest in the Middle East goes back to the discovery of the vast oil reserves there. [See 1908 Oil Discovered In Persia (Iran); again see the Feature article, Damascus A Heap Of Ruins].
The two brothers, the US and Great Britain, are recipients of the birthright inheritance giving them preeminence over all their brothers of Israel who are nations in the end-times as well, i.e., the Christian nations of Western Europe. Let’s take a look at the events of Genesis 48 that took place more than 3000 years ago.

Genesis 48
In verse one we read, “Now it came to pass after these things that Joseph was told, ‘Indeed your father [Israel] is sick’; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.”
Israel was the father of Joseph, of recent Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat fame. Joseph’s two sons are Manasseh and Ephraim. Manasseh was the elder son. As Israel was near death, Joseph took his sons Manasseh and Ephraim to visit their grandfather Israel. [See the Covenant Flow Chart at the bottom of the Feature article, The Tale Of Two Covenants].
Then in verses two through four, “And Jacob was told, ‘Look, your son Joseph is coming to you’; and Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed. Then Jacob [the patriarch Israel] said to Joseph: ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, ‘and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.'"
It is true that the population of the nations of Israel today number in the one billion plus range. But, occupying the land as an everlasting possession will come into effect at Christ’s second coming, after the horrendous events of the Apocalypse. “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.” [Jer. 23:3; see the Feature articles, Christ Against Christians? and Damascus A Heap Of Ruins].
In verses five and six, “And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. Your offspring whom you beget after them shall be yours; they will be called by the name of their brothers [Ephraim and Manasseh] in their inheritance.”
Reuben and Simeon were the natural born first and second sons of our patriarch Israel. But for the sake of the birthright inheritance and events in Biblical prophecy, Ephraim [England] and Manasseh [US] took their place. "Now the sons of Reuben [France] the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, for as much as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph [Ephraim and Manasseh] the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright." [1 Chr. 5:1].
Verse seven, “But as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).” 
Israel is telling his son Joseph that he buried his mother Rachel just outside Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ. Israel had twelve sons that grew to become nations by four different wives, Leah, Zilpah, Bilhah, and Rachel, who was Israel’s first love. Rachel bore Israel two sons, Joseph and Benjamin. The apostle Paul was a descendant of Israel’s son Benjamin. The first king of all Israel was Saul, also a descendant of Benjamin.
Verses eight through twelve, “Then Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, ‘Who are these?’ And Joseph said to his father, ‘They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place’ [Egypt]. And he said, ‘Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.’ Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said to Joseph, ‘I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!’ So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth.’”
In verses thirteen and fourteen we read, “And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near him. Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.”
This is the beginning of the significance of the US and Great Britain in Biblical prophecy including events in the end-times. 
Verses fifteen and sixteen, “And he blessed Joseph, and said: ‘God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day, the Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the Earth.” [See Deu. 33:17].
As the eldest brothers, and recipients of the birthright inheritance, Ephraim and Manasseh would receive fifty percent of the inheritance. The remainder is divided equally among all other brothers. Interestingly, at the close of WW2, the US controlled about 50 percent of the world's wealth. This economic factor has had implications for us in the end-times. And in these times, which country had the world’s number one economy? However, due to our lack of knowledge and forbearance [See Hosea 4:6, some things never change], the blessings given to Ephraim and Manasseh are beginning to fall away as prophesied. The US has become the world's largest debtor nation. China now has surpassed the US as the world's number one economy. [See the Feature article, Obadiah And The Prophetic Parable Of The Tares].
Despite China’s recent overtures, and the recent formation of the AIIB as an alternative to the IMF and World Bank, and concerns raised by many other G20 countries, due to the US lack of concern for “sensible fiscal policy,” primarily the eviscerating military budget, now at 54% of the discretionary national budget, the US dollar remains in use as the world’s number one reserve currency. The question is for how much longer? Both Russia and China are allowing for trade in other currencies, including China's Goldie Yuan. And increasingly, they have stop using the US petrodollar for trade. [See Yuan Reserve Currency also De-dollarization And The AIIB]. The British pound preceded the dollar as the world’s reserve currency beginning in the 19th century. It remained so until the middle of the 20th century. Today, the pound is the world’s third most popular reserve currency behind the euro, who's viable future is in doubt. All three currencies are of the House of Israel.
It’s also important to note that with Ephraim [UK] and Manasseh [US], Israel’s name was to be named upon them. This is a reference to the blessing and promises of the birthright Israel received from God through his fathers, Abraham and Isaac. And it is Christ who is the Seed of Abraham, to whom the promises were given. As we read in verse one of the New Testament, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham ....” And in Gal. 3:16, “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, 'And to seeds,' as of many, but as of one, 'And to your Seed,' who is Christ.” [See the Feature article, The Tale Of Two Covenants].
Ephraim and Manasseh, sons of Joseph, were blessed to become the firstborn of all the sons or nations of Israel by birthright through Christ in the end-times. “The oldest son of Israel was Reuben [France]. But since he dishonored his father by sleeping with one of his father's concubines, his birthright was given to the sons of his brother, Joseph. For this reason, Reuben is not listed in the genealogy as the firstborn son. It was the descendants of Judah that became the most powerful tribe and provided a ruler for the nation [David until the death of Solomon when Jeroboam, a descendant of Joseph became king of Israel excepting the house of David], but the birthright belonged to Joseph.” [1 Chr. 5:1, 2, NLT*; also see 1 Kng. 11:11, 12 ].
As Abraham’s Seed is Christ, Christians have the name of Abraham, Isaac and Israel upon them. Yet, we just don’t get it even though Christ plainly said he was sent only to the House of Israel, of which both Ephraim and Manasseh are first among their brothers. Our Biblical identity is hiding in plain sight. It’s in our own history books1 and we still don’t see it. 
Take a step back and think about it. What two nations, in existence today, have been at the pinnacle of world events for the past 200 years, the end times, and are considered kin? One caveat. None of these blessings are open-ended in that they are guaranteed to last forever. Our neglect in guarding our inheritance is catching up with us according to prophecies in both the Old and New Testaments. [See the Feature article, Our Corrupted Compass; also UK's Decline To Minor Power].
Verses seventeen and eighteen, “Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. And Joseph said to his father, ‘Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.’”
Our patriarch, Israel, knew something that his son Joseph did not. And it is in effect to this day for us in Biblical end-time prophecy more than 3000 years later.
We read in verses nineteen and twenty, “But his father refused and said, ‘I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people [Heb. ‘am, nation], and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.’ So he blessed them that day, saying, ‘By you Israel will bless, saying, 'May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!’ And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh. Then Israel said to Joseph, ‘Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you and bring you back to the land of your fathers.’”
That day our patriarch Israel made Ephraim the elder son in terms of inheritance. Manasseh became the second born, brother of Ephraim, the sons of Joseph. The birthright resides with them, or correctly, today with us. This is significant for end-time prophecies concerning all the nations of Israel especially Ephraim and Manasseh. As we read above Manasseh would become a great nation. But his elder brother Ephraim would become a multitude of nations.  [See the Feature article, Isaiah 63: Big Brother The Prophetic 21st Century Antichrist].
Again, what great professed Christian nation today has an ‘elder’ brother who comprises a multitude of nations? There is only one answer. It is the United States, the most powerful single nation in the world’s history, and the largest empire the world has ever seen, otherwise known as the British Empire, now the Commonwealth of Nations. Currently, there are a multitude of more than 50 member nations of the British Commonwealth stretching around the globe.
The last war fought between Manasseh and his brother Ephraim, the War of 1812, officially ended with the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814; the British reached their empire “superpower” status the next year, 1815, the same year future US president, Andrew Jackson was victorious at the Battle of New Orleans. Israel’s blessing upon the lads had come to fruition. This de facto recognition of Great Britain’s standing took place at the Congress of Vienna, guided by British Lord Castlereagh, to reestablish the map of Europe, most likely unknowingly for all his Christian brother’s nations in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. This was the beginning of Pax Britannica. Keep in mind the prophecies of both Daniel and Revelation speak of ten identifiable nations of Israel in the end-times. [See the Feature article, Ten Horns, Ten Nations; also the Sneakers articles, This Old House and His Treasured Possession].
In addition to all its other many remarkable world shaping achievements, some of which include jet propulsion, the vulcanizing of rubber, enabling us to ride around on an encapsulated cushion of air whether it is on our bicycles or in F1 race cars or landing in a jumbo jet, the invention of the electric motor, refrigeration, steel, the first programmable computer, the telephone, the internet, cell phones, the discovery of DNA, the vaccine for polio, etc., etc. This doesn't even touch on the contributions made by a fellow named Isaac Newton. And which nation took the lead and gave us the King James Bible four hundred years ago? It was Ephraim, elder brother to Manasseh. The Genesis Birthright resides with these two brothers as prophesied by the blessings of Israel upon his grandchildren. [See British Inventions].

However, our birthright is under attack by Big Brother, aka the real white supremacist, Edom aka Babylon the Great, the sixth head of the beast written of in Revelation 17. The attack can be seen throughout the US and UK under the guise of "white privilege." A major US university offered a course on "how educators should face white privilege in their classrooms." Being white, i.e., the House of Israel, is treated like a disease that has to be eradicated. And, of course, that is the goal of Israel's brother Edom. It is the noticeable beginning of the war against the saints we read about in Revelation 13. [See the Feature articles, Is That You, Big Brother?Isaiah 63: Big Brother, and Obadiah And The Prophetic Parable Of The Tares; also How To Combat Whiteness]. Of those attacking our birthright "white privilege," who would be willing to forego use of all those "white privilege" inventions and discoveries that have blessed the world? [See the Sneakers article, Continuing Benefits Of "White Privilege"].
Read chapter five of The Blind Man’s Elephant for a startling detailed look at Daniel’s chapter two prophecy concerning the critical role of Ephraim [Great Britain] and to a lesser extent Manasseh [the US] in fulfilling one of the most significant and important of the end-time Biblical prophecies less than a century ago. As we read in the last chapter of Daniel, “And he [God] said, "Go, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” The US and Great Britain are in end-time Biblical prophecies in a big way. And the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy by Great Britain and the US easily can be verified in history books and encyclopedias. [See the Sneakers article, Who Inflicted The Beast's Deadly Wound?; also read the answer to the fifth question in The Blind Man’s Elephant menu, Q&A].
But why is it that we’ve missed seeing this? The story goes back to the Genesis Birthright, and the struggle between Israel and his brother Edom. Again this is all explained in great detail in chapter six of The Blind Man’s Elephant, a PDF on our Home page.
Perhaps an allegory will help us understand our situation a bit better. Imagine a wealthy heir, who at birth is stolen away. Their most trusted servant tells the parents that their baby has died. All the while, the child who was given away by the servant is completely unaware of his true identity. The couple, dying childless as they understand it, leaves their estate to their most trusted servant instead. In the meantime, the heir grows up thinking he is a just another guy with no inheritance. 
When the false new heir is revealed, will the true heir oppose it? No, because he believes he is not the rightful heir. He thinks he’s a “gentile” because his true identity has been stolen. Is it in the interest of the deceitful servant to make known to the legitimate heir, his true identity? No, of course not. It’s the same for the Antichrist, the false prophet of Revelation. So then, which brother nations are the true heirs to the birthright according to the Biblical record?
Christians, the House of Israel including Manasseh, today need to be aware of our true identity. We are not some group of “gentiles,” or many seeds, who happened to believe in Christ, the very same Christ who said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.” Who is the liar? Christ or the Antichrist? Yet do Christians believe we are the lost sheep of the House of Israel as Christ said? Then, who is it we are following? It doesn't get any simpler than this.
While our ignorance comes with great peril, the greater sin is refusing the truth. Not knowing we are Manasseh or Ephraim, of the House of Israel, we are deceived. “For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of those without guile.” [Rom. 16:18].
This deception has caused us to walk away from the words of Christ. “But they [House of Israel] rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit [Pentecost, Acts 2:36-38]; so He turned Himself against them as an enemy, and He [Christ] fought against them” [Isa. 63:10], which leads us right back to Revelation 13. The fact that Christ is fighting against us, not someone else is hardly the mindset of Christianity today. With "smooth words and flattering speech," we are led to believe we are not in the end-time Biblical prophecies, so we ignorantly walk down the wrong paths. 
It is the hand of Edom, Babylon the Great, Israel’s brother, in these end-times that “… is granted to him [by Christ] to make war with the saints and to overcome them,” exactly for this reason. [Rev. 13:7]. But when the day of reckoning comes about due to our ignorance, we will be asked, “Why do you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable. Because of the multitude of your iniquities, because your sins have increased, I [our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ] have done these things to you.” [Jer. 30:12-15]. This is a prophetic reference to our forsaking the truth and the emerging sixth empire that God will use to punish us. It is the time of Jacob’s or Israel’s trouble, aka, the events we commonly refer to as the Apocalypse. [See the Feature article, Easter, Babylon And The Antichrist].
In our ignorance, we will ask, “What did we do?” We are deceived daily by the Antichrist into rebellion against Christ and our Father in heaven with severe consequences. [See the Feature article, Why Do We Believe The Lies?]. We are blindly led astray thinking we are on the right track. “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” [Mat. 24:24]. It is a great wonder that we have been deceived about our truthful Biblical identity and inheritance especially in light of plain statements made by Christ. We have turned to become anti-Christian Christians.
Therefore in our apathetic ignorance, we don’t know our place in Biblical history, and we don’t know our place in Biblical prophecy. Instead we need to renew ourselves in the knowledge of the truth that we “… should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ .…” [Eph. 4:14,15; see the Feature articles, The Love Of The Truth and The War Dispatches].
Knowing our true Biblical identity is foreign to our current understanding. And not without reason, for the spirit of the Antichrist has been at work since Christ’s first coming. This is why Paul, the apostle to the nations [Greek, ethnos], the House of Israel, warned the Christians at Ephesus to put on the whole armor of God for “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” 
Knowing who we are is a vital piece of armor. Lacking this, we are vulnerable to every deceit. We need to heed the apostle James’ advice, “… be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” [Jam. 1:22].
Instead of having a holy curiosity and walking the path Christ set before us 2000 years ago in the first century, we are foolishly following spiritual detours guided by the false light of the Antichrist, Babylon the Great. And major among these detours is the belief that “The United States and the United Kingdom are absent from end-times Bible prophecy.”
It’s time we start taking Christ at his word. Then make the necessary changes so we “will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.” [Pro. 2:9].

1 For a look at the history of Great Britain, read the excellent book by Arthur Herman, To Rule The Waves, How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World. It is an exceptional, and no doubt unintended, account of Ephraim fulfilling the prophecy of Genesis 48. As Herman notes in the book, John Foxe, author of Foxe's Book of Martyrs, 1563, which chronicles the executions of Protestants, most notably during the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary, "set in motion the idea of England as God's Elect Nation." [Chapter 3, p.47]. While Foxe may not have been familiar with the prophecy in Genesis 48 pertaining to England in the personage of the Biblical Ephraim, his point was spot on ... "Bless the lads; let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth ... his [Ephraim's] descendants shall become a multitude of nations." God, through our patriarch Israel, chose Ephraim and made him the firstborn of the House of Israel, those to whom Christ was sent to redeem. [Mat. 15:24]. For any Englishman wishing to test the veracity of Genesis 48, Herman's book is a must read.
Interestingly, Herman quotes US Senator Henry Cabot Lodge in a meeting with his congressional colleagues regarding Lodge’s observations of Britain’s dominant sea power, its role in the world, and its implications for Manasseh, the US: “We are a great people; we control this continent, we are dominant in this hemisphere: we have too great an inheritance to be trifled with … It is ours to guard and extend.” [Page 472; also Speeches and Addresses 1884-1909, Henry Cabot Lodge]. Lodge is acknowledging the divine origin of the United States as the predestined beneficiary of a great inheritance to be guarded. [See Eph. 1:11].

Yet, we should not confuse the current days wars and destruction caused by the US, especially in the Middle East, as extending our inheritance. Rather, the inheritance, the birthright has been usurped by Edom exactly as the Genesis 27:40, 41prophesy says, "And Esau {Edom} hated Jacob [Israel} because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob."And by thy sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck."
For a fascinating look at how Manasseh, the US emerged to become a separate great nation from his elder brother Ephraim, Great Britain, read David McCullough’s 1776 and his insightful book, John Adams.  
McCullough makes a poignant statement about John Adams that is so apropos here, “There’s a line in one of the letters written by John Adams where he’s telling his wife Abigail at home, 'We can’t guarantee success in this war [of independence from Great Britain], but we can do something better. We can deserve it.' Think how different that is from the attitude today when all that matters is success, being number one, getting ahead, getting to the top. However you betray or gouge or claw or do whatever awful thing is immaterial if you get to the top. That line in the Adams letter is saying that how the war turns out is in the hands of God. We can’t control that, but we can control how we behave.” [See US independence].
And when the United States fought this war with their brother England, a commonwealth of nations, to become that single great nation prophesied in Genesis, who was it that led them? George Washington. Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones in January 1814, "I felt on his death [George Washington], with my countrymen, that 'verily a great man has fallen this day in Israel.'" [Reference 2 Sam. 3:38]. And indeed, that was the case as Washington was point man fulfilling the Genesis 48 prophesy that Manasseh shall become a separate nation, a great people. It appears the Founding Fathers of the US knew more about Biblical history and prophecy than we give them credit.
The first time the United States joined forces with Great Britain as a military ally they defeated Germany [Benjamin] and the Ottoman Empire in WW1. [For the prophetic significance of this, see chapter five, The Blind Man's Elephant, now a complimentary PDF at the bottom of the Home page]. In the aftermath of World War 1, the US four star Admiral Hugh Rodman characterized the relationship between the US and Great Britain as one of “brotherhood” and “national kinship.” [The United States in the First World War: an encyclopedia, p.758, Venson and Miles]. The second time they joined forces, during WW2, the United States strength as a naval power emerged to replace Great Britain. Pax Americana replaced Pax Britannica by war’s end. Now with Edom's having gained dominion, the US is at the forefront of Bellum Americana.

The British historian and professor of English Literature, Robert Payne, was quoted in one of David McCullough's other works, Truman, "She [the US] bestrides the world like a Colossus; no other power at any time in the world's history has possessed so varied or so great an influence on other nations ... It is already an axiom that the decisions of the American government affect the lives and livelihood of the remotest people. Half the wealth of the world, more than half the productivity, nearly two-thirds of the world's machines are concentrated in American hands ...." [p. 733].

Prophetically, however, it’s all in the family as Joseph’s sons exactly as it says in Genesis 48.
What other nations, much less Christian nations, in world history perfectly fits the description of Israel’s laying his hands on the two brother’s heads saying, "Let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac," regarding the prophecy of God’s promises of inheritance? None. It all goes back to the Genesis 48 prophecy regarding these two brothers, national kin of Israel in the end-times.

Be sure to check our Newslinks section a couple times a week for media articles relevant to the subject matter of this article. Also see the Feature articles, Isaiah 63: Big Brother as noted above, and Obadiah And The Prophetic Parable Of The Tares.

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