Jacob's prophecy in Genesis 48 promises that Manasseh will be a great nation. One nation in today's world is the unmistakable fulfillment of this prophecy.
Most people think 'Israel' simply means 'the Jews.' However, the Bible shows that the Jews are only part of the larger people of Israel, which still exist today.
The epicenter of current globalism is Israel, specifically Manasseh. Today, 'globalization is made in America.'
The blessings granted to Jacob's sons as well as Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, identifies the descendants of ancient Israel today.
Perhaps the most certain decision to come out of the UN World Summit is that America and Britain are officially to blame for every ill that plagues planet earth.
God frequently bypasses the firstborn, selecting for His purposes another sibling. Jacob selected Joseph's second son, Ephraim, to receive the blessing.
America reinvents itself with every generation, and sometimes even more frequently. We throw off the shackles and reminders of the past and start over.
If we measure God's promises by our own behavior, it would be discouraging and disappointing. But God can be absolutely trusted to keep all of His promises.
Most commentators identify the Harlot of Revelation 17 and 18 as either a church or a broader cultural system. However, the Harlot is a powerful nation.
The last generation of scholarship has fallen for the 'noble savage' myth, that is, that indigenous peoples are fundamentally better, more ethical people.