America collapsing like ancient Rome!

At the beginning of Israel’s 70-year exile in Babylon — decreed by the Lord God because of the southern kingdom’s disobedience to Shemitah laws regarding the land He had given them as their inheritance — the prophet Daniel was given divine wisdom to interpret dreams. At that time, Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Babylonians, had a prophetic nightmare regarding the future, and the rise and fall of empires, including Rome … and perhaps the United States of America. (See Daniel 2.)

America Is Starting To Look Like Rome Before It Collapsed

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By Michael Snyder – End of The America Dream Blog

April 26, 2016

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the United States of America?  All great nations eventually fall, and the United States is not going to be any exception.


Many of those that write about the decline of our once great country tend to focus on external threats, and there are certainly many that could be talked about.  But perhaps even more ominous is the internal societal meltdown that we see happening all around us.


According to Real Clear Politics, recent surveys show that 67 percent of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track, and only 26 percent of Americans believe that it is headed in the right direction.  So even though we are tremendously divided as to what the solutions are, the vast majority of us can see that something is deeply, deeply wrong with America.


Personally, I spend a lot of time writing about our economic problems.  We have piled up the largest mountain of debt in the history of the planet, last year the middle class became a minority for the first time in our history, and 47 percent of all Americans couldn’t even pay an unexpected $400 emergency room bill without borrowing the money or selling something.  But I don’t want to focus on economics in this article.


Neither do I plan to focus on our political problems.  The fact that somewhere around half the country plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November shows just how far gone we are as a nation.  And the Republican Party is essentially just a watered-down version of the Democrats at this point.  On average, Congress has just a 14.5 percent approval rating, and yet we keep sending the same corrupt politicians back to Washington D.C. time after time.


What in the world is wrong with us?

America is starting to look more and more like the Roman Empire just before it collapsed.A nation is only as strong as its population, and right now we are quite a disaster.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate in the United States has spiked to the highest level in almost 30 years.  The following is an excerpt from a Washington Post article entitled “U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century”…

The U.S. suicide rate has increased sharply since the turn of the century, led by an even greater rise among middle-aged white people, particularly women, according to federal data released Friday.


Last decade’s severe recession, more drug addiction, “gray divorce,” increased social isolation, and even the rise of the Internet and social media may have contributed to the growth in suicide, according to a variety of people who study the issue.


That same article goes on to say that the suicide rate in this country increased by a whopping 24 percent from 1999 to 2014.


Is that a sign of a healthy nation?


At this point things have gotten so bad that even 70 percent of our pastors are battling depression….

We are more isolated, more lonely and more miserable than we have ever been before.


But does that mean that we are on the verge of collapsing as a nation?


Just like during the days of the Roman Empire, most Americans cannot even conceive of a time when America will be no more.  And yet we can all see that the foundations are being constantly chipped away at.


Will we be able to survive once our foundations are totally gone?




I urge you to follow the link and read the portions of the article that I edited out for the sake of brevity. Some VERY interesting statistics that you may find fascinating, though depressing.

Okay, back to Daniel 2 and the fall of the Roman Empire …

I’ve written extensively on this topic. You can find my Bible studies concerning Daniel’s statue prophecies @


For now I will simply say, in regard to Michael Snyder’s reference to Rome, that the Lord God used Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about a huge statue, divided into four sections, to foretell the rise and fall of FIVE GREAT KINGDOMS ON EARTH.

The first was Babylon, which was conquered by Medo-Persia (exactly 70 years after the Israelites were sent into exile), which was conquered by Greece, which was conquered by THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

The Roman Empire was never “conquered” (arguably). Rather it “collapsed” and fell from within after the armies of Titus destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem and expelled a majority of the Jews, dispersing them throughout the known world. The history of all that is detailed and lengthy. However it should be noted that eventually ISLAM took over Jerusalem and still has control of the Temple Mount.

America is an extension of the expanded Roman Empire that reached into the European countries — and primarily the British Empire, which tried to rule over the colonists who settled in the New World.  At this moment in time, the United States — one might argue — could be described as  a divided kingdom; yet with some of the strength of iron in it; but brittle like baked clay.

That’s how Daniel described the huge statue’s feet and the kingdom they represent:

And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.” (Daniel 2:43)

I don’t know about you. But in my mind, that sounds an awful lot like 21st century America.

Stay alert, continue to pray fervently, and keep watching …

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