The Great Eagle
If we are to locate where the United States appears, we must go back to the book of Daniel.
"Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And the four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it." *** Daniel 7:2-4
The first beast was like a lion. The next great empire to rise to power after the Roman Empire was the British Empire. Great Britain's national symbol is the lion.
In Daniel's vision, the first beast was like a lion, having eagle wings. Daniel beheld until the wings were plucked, or separated. This happened when the United States won its independence from England in 1776. Thus, the United States of America was born. It cannot be denied that we came off the back of England. Our nation's symbol is the Eagle.
Daniel went on to say that the Eagle's wings were separated and lifted up from the earth. God raised this nation above all nations of the earth. Because the United States was started on the knees of God-fearing men, freedom of worship became the foundation stone on which this nation was built.
Our belief in God was known throughout the earth. "IN GOD WE TRUST" was imprinted on all our money. "One nation under God" was our Pledge of Allegiance. Congress and the Senate opened every session with a prayer. Prayer and Bible study were established in the schools. The Bible was the main study tool. Church was the social center of the community. Praising God was a way of life. God truly blessed the United States and made it stand upon the feet as a man. We were the first human form of government on the face of the earth.
"A MAN'S HEART WAS GIVEN TO IT".
The United States was ruled from the heart of a man. The people elected their representatives, and sent them to Washington and to their state governments. The people's voice was heard in the affairs of government; locally and nationally. Every town and city held town hall meetings so that every person could be heard.
"IT STOOD UPON THE FEET AS A MAN"
This was to be a human government, not one of the beast governments. Other nations have tried this form of government, as far back as the Grecian Empire, but failed. God's hand was on this nation. It not only succeeded, but it became the greatest nation ever recorded in the history of man.
The United States became the leader of the world because of God's hand being on it. It is sad... but we cannot ascribe this greatness to this nation today. The more prosperous she became, ease became the way of life, and sin became more and more acceptable and more open. Today we see her as the Great Whore, selling herself for the pleasure of the world. Her judgment is sure.
Is America destined for destruction? see USA in the Bible, No 5
Vital Words to the Body of Christ Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give.
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George Kirkpatrick, Author