If I did not believe in the Rapture and the following seven-year tribulation, that would not deter me from anticipating God’s judgment on America at some point in the near future. Because Scripture teaches Jesus’ imminent appearing followed by the wrath of the day of the Lord, I am all the more certain that the U.S. now rests in God’s crosshairs.
After reviewing a chapter in her husband’s book on the evil in America at the time, Ruth Graham replied, “Billy, if God doesn't come soon and bring judgment upon the United States, He's going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!" Wickedness in the U.S. has grown exponentially in the decades since then.
The words Job spoke long ago still ring true today and certainly apply to God’s sovereignty over all nations:
He makes nations great, and he destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and leads them away. (Job 12:23)
With these things in mind, let’s look at a couple Old Testament passages regarding ancient Judah that we can apply to the U.S. and other nations across the globe as well.
Has the Lord already begun to take action against the U.S.? Yes, I believe He has.
One passage that speaks to me in this regard is Isaiah 3:4-5, a passage of warning to ancient Judah and Jerusalem:
And I will make boys their princes, / and infants shall rule over them. / And the people will oppress one another, / everyone his fellow / and every one his neighbor; / the youth will be insolent to the elder, / and the despised to the honorable.
Let’s examine how these verses might apply to the United States.
1. IMMATURE LEADERSHIP
The Hebrew word for “boys” in Isaiah 3:4 suggests a young lad or perhaps a servant. In this context, it denotes an immaturity of leadership that the Lord said would characterize those in charge of Judah ahead of His judgment falling on the nation.
One could translate “infants” in verse 4 as “malicious young men,” or even tyrants. This signifies the inexperience of a child or babe who rules by selfish inclinations or perhaps the whim of the moment. Its usage includes the evil motives of those in positions of authority.
These words aptly characterize those in charge of the United States at the present moment. President Biden’s dementia makes him appear childish as he stumbles through sentences that make no sense whatsoever, expresses fear of disappointing those who control him, and behaves in a bizarre manner (or talks about it). Other nations recognize his diminished mental capacity. Vice President Harris lacks any semblance of maturity; it would be an unmitigated disaster should she become president.
The executive orders that have come from the White House since Biden took office reflect an evil and totally unbiblical world view. In many ways they reflect the “malicious” intent that the Lord said would characterize the immature leaders of Judah as His judgment drew near.
The picture in Isaiah 3:5 is that of a land where people fight against and oppress each other with the youth acting with brazen disrespect toward the older generation. It goes without saying that this describes America today. Just as with ancient Judah, I see this as an indication that the Lord’s judgment has begun.
Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand (Matthew 12:25). Does not this principle apply to such a splintered nation as we see in the United States? So many of those in high elected offices seem intent on using division as a means of destroying America.
In addition to the indicators that the Lord’s judgment on the United States has already begun, we also see evil behavior about which the Bible warns God will absolutely not allow to continue without at some point intervening to stop.
Habakkuk is a book that speaks to us today. The prophet’s complaint in Habakkuk 1:2-4 provides us with a list of items that possess a remarkable similarity to life in the United States.
O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, / and you will not hear? / Or cry to you “Violence!” / and you will not save? / Why do you make me see iniquity, / and why do you idly look at wrong? / Destruction and violence are before me; / strife and contention arise. / So the law is paralyzed, / and justice never goes forth. / For the wicked surround the righteous; / so justice goes forth perverted.
Let’s examine how these things fit with our world.