When you hear the word prophecy in the United States, what comes to mind? If you are like most people, you imagine some future events of epic proportions or a mysterious unveiling of something hidden in Scripture. In recent days people have been fascinated with the supposed prophecies of Nostradamus. Biblical prophecy is different; it is inspired by God and historically accurate. The words of the prophets are regarded as the word of God. These prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, who controlled the accuracy of what they said and wrote (2 Peter 1:21). God’s prophetic messages through His prophets provide comfort and insight into His plans for the future (Isaiah 46:9-10). You might be surprised to know that there are roughly 2500 prophecies in the Bible; more than 2000 have already been fulfilled. The remaining prophecies all have to do with future events in the Last Day and into eternity. Undoubtedly, the most often asked question is, “What about America, is it mentioned in the Bible and its destiny” A United States prophecy is not directly mentioned in Scripture, but we may infer several things from its absence. Consider these possibilities: number one, America ceases to exist due to either a decay from within or from a foreign invader; a second possibility is that America has joined an alliance with other nations; or thirdly, it may be that America is mentioned as “Tarshish” with other nations in Ezekiel 38:13. Tarshish is a literal city and a reference to Western civilization. The context is the coalition of forces (Ezekiel 38:1-6) who come against Israel in the Last Days but fail to assist Israel in her plight. God intervenes on Israel’s behalf, and the invading armies are decimated. One significant prophecy that is relevant today is the coming of lawlessness and the Lawless One, who is the Anti-Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:7-11). The lawlessness we see today could very well open the door for a world-wide ruler who restores order. Read more about this in our Holy Spirit articles on this site. The lawlessness we see today is orchestrated and well funded by someone with an agenda that may have prophetic significance.