There has been a search on for years of where and if the country of America is mentioned in the Scriptures. Unlike the countries of Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Spain, and Syria, to name a few, America’s name is nowhere to be found in the Bible. During the First Gulf War in 1991 as scud missiles rained down upon Israel from Iraq, referred to as Babylon in Scripture, there were those who wondered if America was the “great nation” mentioned in Jeremiah 50:41 who would bring total destruction to the land of Babylon, never to be inhabited again (Isaiah 13:19-22). Alas it was not, at least at that time, but America is found in Scripture as God rules over the nations of men (Daniel 4:17).
America can be found as a faithful friend in the creation of the State of Israel, born in a day on May 14, 1948 as prophesied in Isaiah 66:8. The United States under President Harry S. Truman was the first country to extend formal recognition of the State of Israel within hours after David Ben-Gurion officially announced its establishment in Tel Aviv. America continues to support the nation knowing of God’s promise that Jesus will one day return to the earth and reign in the City of Jerusalem upon the Throne of David during the Millennium (Luke 1:31-33; Revelation 20).
American churches have also been instrumental in the sending and financing of the vast majority of Bible-believing missionaries who have fanned out across the world, “teaching all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you,” ( Matthew 28:19-20), fulfilling the Great Commission. The Gospel is preached on every continent because of the commitment of every Christian missionary to be His witness, sharing the Good News wherever He leads them at home or abroad.
The American invention of the Internet has provided the opportunity for the Gospel to reach “unto the uttermost part of the earth” before Jesus’ return (Acts 1:8). God’s Word can be heard, read, studied via the Internet in the jungles of South America, the deserts of Arabia, on the waters of the seven seas, on the frozen tundras of the North and South Poles. There is nowhere on earth the message of God’s salvation is not available to anyone who is willing to hear, as Jesus foretold before His death on the cross concerning the last days in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
Is America in Bible prophecy? YES she is, and may God continue to use her for His Honor and Glory despite the wicked intentions of the evil one referred to as the Devil, God’s already defeated enemy whose head was crushed by JESUS’ heel on Calvary (Genesis 3:15).