When JEHOVAH called Abraham out of the corrupt Ur of the Chaldees, he promised him that after 400 years his descendents would inherit the Promised Land:

Then he (JEHOVAH) said to Abram: “know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years (Genesis 15:13).

That great event is called the Exodus from Egyptian bondage. However, it took another 1000 years before Israel was established as a mighty nation under King David.

The genesis of the United States of Israel began in 1620 when a small group of Christians landed in the New World. That historic event was depicted symbolically in the Book of Revelation:

And to the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent (Apocalypse 12:14).

The Pilgrims were fleeing the wrath of King James I, who bribed the captain of the Mayflower to dump them where they would never be heard from again. He didn't want the expense of keeping them in prison in England. Another alternative for the king was to deliver them to the Muslim pirates who were continually raiding the British coast.

The Mayflower.
The Mayflower.

In 1620, a little ship called the Mayflower carried 102 Christians from the corrupt old world to the New World.

As with Noah and his family, it was to be a new beginning for the human race.

This event is remembered yearly in November at the holiday called Thanksgiving.

Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock in New England.
Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock
in New England.

The Christians landed at Plymouth Rock, on the edge of a great howling wilderness, which had always been waste or desolate.

Like the false prophet Balaam, the natives used all the powers of hell to curse them and prevent the establishing of Israel. It was all to no avail, as the medicine men later acknowledged that their incantations and divination was useless against the small band of Christians:

But what a wonder was it that all the bloody savages far and near did not cut off this little remnant! If he that once muzzled the lions ready to devour the man of desires (Daniel), had not admirably, I had almost said, miraculously restrained them, these had been all devoured! but this people of God were come into a wilderness to worship Him; and so He kept their enemies from such attempts, as would otherwise have soon annihilated this poor handful of men, thus far already diminished. They saw no Indians all the winter long, but such as at the first sight always ran away; yea, they quickly found, that God had so turned the hearts of these barbarians, as more to fear, than to hate his people thus cast among them. This blessed people was as a little flock of kids, while there were many nations of Indians left still as kennels of wolves in every corner of the country. And yet the little flock suffered no damage by those rapid wolves! We may and should say, "This is the Lord's doing; 'tis marvellous in our eyes."
But among the many causes to be assigned for it, one was this. It was afterwards by them confessed, that upon the arrival of the English in these parts, the Indians employed their sorcerers, whom they call powaws, like Balaam, to curse them, and let loose their demons upon them, to shipwreck them, to distract them, to poison them, or in any way to ruin them. All the noted powaws in the country spent three days together in diabolical conjuratians, to obtain the assistance of the devils against the settlement of these our English; but the devils at length acknowledged unto them, that they could not hinder those people from their becoming the owners and masters of the country; whereupon the Indians resolved upon a good correspondence with our new-comers; and God convinced them that there was no enchantment or divination against such a people.
(Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England, pp. 54-55).

Satan is the same in the Old World as in the New....King James was just as anxious to see Israel destroyed as the Indian witch doctors or medicine men.

In 1629, another beachhead was established in the New World when an additional group of Christians, led by John Winthrop arrived.

John Winthrop's statue in Boston. Winthrop is holding his Bible and Charter.
John Winthrop's statue in Boston. Winthrop is holding his Bible and Charter.

In 1629, John Winthrop arrived with an additional group of Christians and Israel was now firmly planted in the New World.

However, Satan wasted no time in planting his tares or counterfeits in newborn Israel.

In 1638, 15-year-old George Downing arrived in Massachusetts. Downing was among the first graduates of Harvard College.

Sir George Downing
Sir George Downing

Downing was among the first of millions of tares or counterfeits who would follow him to the New Israel.

When Downing returned to Britain in 1646, he joined the New Model Army and became spymaster for Oliver Cromwell. When the monarchy was restored, Judas Downing told the king that he had picked up many bad opinions at Harvard College.

After surviving many, many attempts by the dragon to exterminate them, the small group grew and became a nation on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia–the City of Brotherly Love.

Liberty bell in Philadelphia.
Liberty bell in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia was supposed to be the permanent capital of reborn Zion.

Philadelphia means "City of Brotherly Love."

On the liberty bell are inscribed these words from Leviticus 25:10

"Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."

Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Uniquely, the United States is the only nation that celebrates a birthday:

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children (Isaiah 66:8).

The name of the capital city of the new Zion was predicted 1500 years before Israel was reborn:

And to the angel of the congregation in Philadelphia write; "these things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth" (Apocalypse 3:7).

The City of Brotherly Love was supposed to be the permanent capital of revived Israel, but George Washington tried to stop the expansion of Zion by building a new capital called after his own name.

July 4th was the birthday of the Republic born in a day that was destined to consume and destroy all monarchies.

The Stone demolishing the
10-toes British Empire!

On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, a REPUBLIC was born destined to crush and destroy all monarchies.

That Republic was symbolized by a stone cut out of the mountain without hands, which would fall on the feet of the image of iron and clay, and crush the iron and clay monarchies to powder.


Timeline of the 4 world empires
of Daniel Chapter 2.

Here is part of that great prophecy from Daniel Chapter 2:

You (Nebuchadnezzar) watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:34-35).

And in the days of these kings the Elohim of heaven will set up a dominion which shall never be destroyed; and the dominion shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever (Daniel 2:44, Scrivener translation).

There was no Hebrew word for Republic, the closest approximation to that word was DOMINION:

He (Messiah) shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river (Mississippi) unto the ends of the earth (Psalm 72:8).

There was no Hebrew word for ARISTOCRACY . . . but there was a Hebrew word for PRESIDENT....Daniel the Prophet was appointed a PRESIDENT by King Darius of the Medo-Persian Empire:

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, who should be over the whole kingdom. And over these three PRESIDENTS (Heb. carek); of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give account unto them, and the king should have no loss (Daniel 6:2, King James Version).

For the first 450 years of the existence of the nation of Israel, it was a REPUBLIC. Around 1000 BC, the people rebelled and turned their backs on JEHOVAH by asking for a KING. JEHOVAH granted their request by giving them a king named Saul. Saul turned out to be a disaster; so he was replaced by a shepherd boy named David:

I gave thee a king (Saul) in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath (Hosea 13:11).

The last king of Israel was the Messiah, Joshua of Nazareth. The Israelite monarchy ended forever when Shiloh or the Messiah came;

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be (Genesis 49:10).

The feet of iron and clay symbolize the weekness and feebleness of the latter days monarches due to INCENST and INBREEDING:

Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly broke (Daniel 2:41-42).

Monarchies are notorious for intermarriage and inbreeding. Aristocrats take the position that nobody is good enough to marry into their families but their own members. History has proven over and over that such dynasties degenerate and become feeble and corrupt. It was the burning question of INCEST that led King Henry VIII to divorce from Roma permanently.

In the Apocalypse of St. John, the New Jerusalem is symbolically described as a golden cube!!

The architects of the sugar cube embassy must have been serving Christ . . . or Antichrist . . . because it bears an uncanny resemblance to the New Jerusalem described in the Apocalypse.

Around 95 AD, the Alpha and Omega appeared to his beloved disciple John, and in a series of 7 visions, gave him a panoramic view of the entire history of the world until the end of time.

At that time, 7 Congregations existed in Asia Minor, which were typical of the 7 periods of Christian history. They were: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. The 6th, or next to last Congregation, was called Philadelphia:

And to the angel of the congregation in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth (Apocalypse 3:7).

The Congregation in Philadelphia symbolized the blessed Reformation of Saint Martin Luther:

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of Elohim, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of Elohim, and the name of the city of Elohim, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from Elohim: and I will write upon him my new name (Apocalypse 3:12).

The Philadelphia Congregation began in 1517, during the pontificate of Pope Leo X, who roared against the Saint, and ordered him to appear in Roma within 60 days.

The 7 Congregations
in the Apocalypse.

The 7 Congregations in the Apocalypse symbolize 7 periods of Christian history that would exist until the end of the world.

Saint Martin Luther inaugurated the 6th period in 1517.

That era is symbolized by a golden cube (1,500 miles square) coming down from heaven, with high walls and 12 gates.


symbolic representation
of the New Jerusalem.

The Holy City descending from heaven was previously seen by Daniel the Prophet as a STONE cut out of the mountain without hands, striking the image on the feet of iron and clay:

You (Nebuchadnezzar) watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:34-35).

St. John on the Isle of Patmos saw several visions of the holy city descending from heaven:

I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars (Apocalypse 10:1).

That "little book open " was the Bible; translated from Hebrew and Greek by the Reformers, and made available to the common people by the newly invented printing press.

In the last vision, St. John was carried away to the New World, and he saw the New Jerusalem established in the New World wilderness:

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, "come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from Elohim, having the glory of Elohim. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Apocalypse 21:9-16).

Apollyon and his Babylonian helpers try to give those visions a literal meaning, and claim that the New Jerusalem is an actual city that will sit on the GLOBE . . . at some date in the far off future. That interpretation is completely absurd because the Messiah plainly told St. John that the New Jerusalem is his WIFE. You cannot marry a literal city, any more than you can eat and drink the literal body and blood of Christ.

The futurists, or postponed kingdom of Christ teachers, are blind leaders of the blind, because the whole universe will be burned with fire when Christ returns at the end of time:

But the day of JEHOVAH will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up (II St. Peter 3:10).

There will be no seas or mountains in the new earth which JEHOVAH will create after the first earth is completely destroyed by fire:

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former things shall not be remembered, or come to mind (Isaiah 65:17).

References: 3 Free Online Google Books.

Baldwin, Samuel D. Armageddon, Or the Overthrow of Romanism and Monarchy: The Existance of the United States Foretold in the Bible. Applegate & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1863.

Beresford, John. The Godfather of Downing Streeet: Sir George Downing 1623-1684. Richard Corden-Sanderson, London, U.K., 1925.

Phillips, George S. The American Republic And Human Liberty Foreshadowed in Scripture. Poe & Hitchcock Publishers, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1864.

Mather, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England.

Tillinghast, John. Knowledge of the Times, or, the Resolution of the Question, How Long Shall It Be To The End of Wonders. L. Chapman, London, 1654.

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