God's Plan for America--Part 5
Jun 17, 2011
It is a matter of plain history that America was founded 2,520 years (7 "times," or 7 x 360 years) after the House of Israel began to deported to Assyria.
It is also a matter of plain history that America's capital, Washington D.C., was completed in 1800, precisely 2,520 years after Israel's capital, Samaria, had been destroyed by Assyria.
This alone shows that America has the strongest possible link to the House of Israel and has a divine purpose in prophetic history. When Israel's time of Tribulation came to an end, America was founded by the physical descendants of those dispersed Israelites. (Technically, they were ex-Israelites of the dispersion, for only by adhering to Jesus Christ could anyone become an Israelite in the sense of legal citizenship in the Kingdom.)
Unfortunately, however, America's founding also came in the last centuries of the reign of prophetic "Saul," whose 40-Jubilee reign would not end until 1993. For this reason, America was another manifestation of Saul's Kingdom and could only be an imperfect model of the Kingdom of God.
The term "America" is said to be derived from an obscure Italian explorer named Amerigo Vespucci.
This is by no means certain. In fact, it is more likely that the name derived from old European languages:
amer = heavenly
ric = kingdom
We do read in Matthew 13 that the Kingdom of Heaven was to be imperfect, having fowls, tares, and leaven that needed to be removed before its full manifestation. While this certainly applies to the Church, it also applies to other forms of earthly government. In particular it applies to the governments claiming to be "Christian Nations."
America was founded as a Christian Nation. We see this in the Supreme Court cast of Holy Trinity v US which was argued in 1892. The Supreme Court opinion given by Chief Justice David Brewer closed the argument (2nd to the last paragraph) by saying this:
"If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life, as expressed by its laws, its business, its customs, and its society, we find every where a clear recognition of the same truth. Among other matters, note the following: the form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty; the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer; the prefatory words of all wills, "In the name of God, amen;" the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town, and hamlet; the multitude of charitable organizations existing every where under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe. These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation."
Even so, it is one thing to be a Christian nation in theory, and quite another in practice. While many of our laws reflect the moral values of Scripture, we always retained for ourselves the right to create laws that contradicted biblical law whenever we disagreed with the Bible. Herein was our fatal flaw. Here was the source of the fowls, tares, and leaven in our midst.
Not only did we disregard many of the laws of Moses, such as restitution instead of prison, but we also disregarded the New Testament application of the law by the Spirit of Christ. This was seen particularly in regard to the treatment of non-European ethnic groups. We ran into the same problems that the disciples faced in the New Testament in regard to non-Jews such as Samaritans, Greeks, and Romans.
The problem is not new. Philip appears to have been the first to receive the revelation that the gospel ought to be preached in Samaria, and when the Holy Spirit came upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), it opened up a new view of Isaiah's universal kingdom (Isaiah 54:5).
Philip then baptized the Ethiopian eunuch who was reading from Isaiah 53. No doubt he had begun reading at the start of the paragraph in Isaiah 52:13. When the eunuch was baptized, he began to fulfill Isaiah 52:15,
(15) Thus He will sprinkle [baptize] many nations. . . for what had not been told them, they will see; and what they had not heard, they will understand.
Philip explained to the eunuch the meaning of that which he had been reading. The eunuch finally understood Isaiah 53, and thus fulfilled the verse above.
In Acts 10 Peter laid hands upon the band of Romans so that they too could experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Then he had to return to Jerusalem and explain his actions to the Church there, because the lesson of Samaria apparently had not convinced them fully. Years later, the Apostle Paul continued the fight for full equality among all men in the Kingdom of God, when men from Jerusalem once again came to Antioch and to Galatia to reduce the Greek believers to second-class citizens of the Kingdom.
Paul won his case in his day, but in the centuries to come, as the revelation of the Word declined, the tendency of men was to restrict the Kingdom and exclude those of other ethnic groups. Black people were often considered to be sub-human and only suitable for slavery. Indians (from India) were only one step above them. Finally, in the New World, the "Indians" were often considered to be heathens by nature. And by categorizing them as Canaanite equivalents, many used Scripture to justify their genocidal views.
So the "hot" issue of the first century--the issue which made the Jews angry whenever Paul mentioned it--has come down to us again today. We have yet to really resolve the issue, though God has raised up the New Babylon to spank us with it. They have their own ungodly agenda, but God is using it for His own purposes.
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon established his Kingdom in 607 B.C. after conquering Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, in 612 B.C.
The New Babylon, known prophetically as Mystery Babylon, due to its secret government, established itself as a new empire 2,520 years later. (607 B.C. + 2,520 years = 1914 A.D.) New Babylon came into power when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Reserve Act, which had been passed by stealth in late 1913.
This put America into financial captivity to the powerful banking families who owned the Federal Reserve Bank. This put America on a collision course with destiny, because it would only be a matter of time before the banks owned everything and everyone. The bondage could only increase until Americans cried out to God for deliverance and Jubilee.
We are now near that point in time. God is again raising up the Kings of the East to overthrow Babylon. Whether or not we continue life under the domination of those kings (as Judah did in times past) remains to be seen. I believe that the Church in America will repent so that the yoke can be removed. When it does, the yoke will fall from the shoulders of the entire world over a period of time.
All nations will benefit from an American repentance. Hence, I call on Christians from all nations to pray for America's deliverance.
This is the fifth part of a series titled "God's Plan for America." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones