America’s Biblical Identity


The United States of America is the most powerful nation in history.

Did you know that America’s greatness was prophesied? The critical birthright promise is recorded in Genesis 12: “And I will make of thee [Abraham] a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (verse 2).

In Genesis 35:10-12, the promise is passed down to Jacob, Abraham’s grandson. God explicitly states, “[A] nation and a company of nations shall be of thee ….”

1 Chronicles 5:2 records this promise being passed on to Jacob’s son Joseph: “…but the birthright was Joseph’s.”

In Genesis 48, the promise is conferred upon Joseph’s sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Verse 19 states that God would make the descendants of Manasseh a single great nation. Other biblical passages state that Manasseh’s descendants would inherit incredible political, military, geographic and agricultural blessings. When did God fulfill His promise to make Manasseh a great nation?

Both Bible prophecy and U.S. history show that God’s promise to Abraham began to be fulfilled around 1800. By the mid-20th century, America had become the most powerful and affluent nation in world history. America’s exceptional power and prosperity are a fulfillment of God’s promise to the descendants of Manasseh.