President Trump drew harsh criticism when he announced the U.S. would move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the “capital of Israel.” World reaction was clear: “A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been backed by every council member except the US, which used its veto…. The vote has underlined once again the widespread international opposition to the US move, even among some of its closest allies” (The Guardian, December 19, 2017). Since then, the UN General Assembly also condemned actions of the U.S. and the Trump administration in a non-binding resolution (New York Times, December 21, 2017). A total of 128 nations were in agreement with the condemnation, 35 abstained, and nine voted against the resolution calling for the U.S. to reverse its December 6 declaration.
The U.S. once led the world in generosity, protection, innovation and even opinion. But all of this is changing. As one headline recently declared, “The United States of America is Decadent and Depraved” (Foreign Policy, December 19, 2017). Bible prophecies have long warned that at the end of the age, “the glory of Jacob will wane [fade]” (Isaiah 17:4). Jacob refers to the British-descended people, including the U.S. and several of the nations in Western Europe. World favor is no longer on the side of the U.S., just as the ancient prophets foretold. These same prophecies warn of a time when the U.S. and other Israelite-descended nations (the children of Jacob) would no longer be the “head” but would become the “tail” (compare Deuteronomy 28:13 and 43-44), and we see this happening today!
The Bible reveals that when nations reject God, He removes His blessing from them, and they are left to fend for themselves (Deuteronomy 28:15). While it is sobering to watch the demise of the U.S. and much of the “rest of the West,” Bible prophecies also reveal that, after a period of chastisement, these nations will one day return to God and again be richly blessed! To learn more about that incredible future, read or listen to our informative booklet The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.