An earlier question remains unanswered: "Why would Islam strike Nashville in particular rather than any other place in the USA?" To understand this requires an understanding of the USA in Bible prophecy. If that can be understood, the logic for Nashville can be ascertained.
The kingdoms of Bible prophecy begin with ancient Babylon according to Daniel chapters two and seven. These kingdoms are not the kingdoms of human history, simply the kingdoms that are set forth by Christ as the kingdoms on which Bible prophecy is illustrated. When Daniel two and seven are brought together with Revelation twelve, thirteen, and seventeen, we find the entire list of kingdoms that represent prophetic history from the time of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, to the end of the world. Babylon was followed by Medo-Persia, that was followed by Greece, that was followed by Imperial Rome, that was followed by Roman Catholicism, that was followed by the USA, that will be followed by the United Nations, that will then agree to a three-fold kingdom made up of the United Nations (the dragon), Catholicism (the beast), and the USA (the false prophet). Based on Revelation sixteen these three powers united will lead the world to Armageddon.
It is of utmost importance to understand the kingdoms of Bible prophecy, but at this point, I am simply going to address the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy in terms that all the world understands, even if they reject the Bible.
The most powerful and significant nation on planet earth today is the USA. Whether it is a good nation or a bad nation is not the issue. The point is that all the world recognizes that the superpower of planet earth is the USA. Those who try to deny or minimize this fact are simply manifesting their jealousy or bias. Bible prophecy "has traced the rise and fall of the world's great empires."
"Every nation that has come upon the stage of action has been permitted to occupy its place on the earth, that it might be seen whether it would fulfill the purpose" of glorifying the God of heaven. In connection with this reality is the fact that God chooses who will and who will not be the ruler of these nations. The USA is the nation that is ruling at this period of history and it was Christ that selected Donald Trump to be president during this time. The prophet Daniel said it this way:
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. Daniel 2:20–22.
God has determined that the ruler of the USA on July 18, 2020, when Islam strikes Nashville is to be Donald Trump. In Bible prophecy, kings and their kingdoms share a close relationship. Daniel said it this way to Nebuchadnezzar:
And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. Daniel 2:38.
The head of gold in the image of Daniel two represents the nation of Babylon, but it also represented that nation's king. At the prophetic level, Donald Trump represents the USA. This prophetic application is not defining Trump as either good or bad, simply as the head of the USA. To understand why Nashville is where the initial judgment against the USA is carried out, it is essential to consider not only the USA but also Donald Trump—the head of the USA.
In Revelation thirteen, the USA is represented as a lamb-like beast that ultimately speaks as a dragon. The USA was founded by primarily Christian people. But there is a distinction between a nation that is founded by Christian people and a Christian nation. The US Constitution was purposely written to oppose the idea that the USA was a Christian nation, for it was written to form a government that preserved individual freedoms including religious preference. It was not until 1892, that the Supreme Court, in express denial of the spirit of the Constitution, unanimously held that the USA is a Christian nation. The Constitution was written to preserve individual choice in religious matters and national religion, whether Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, or Catholic; it guarantees religious liberty and freedom of conscience.
That being said, the USA was primarily made up of Christians as it began to fulfill its role as the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy. That role began when the fifth kingdom of Bible prophecy, the Catholic Church, was prophetically given a deadly wound in 1798. In that year, Napoleon Bonaparte had the French General Berthier arrest the pope of Rome and place him in exile, where he died a year later.
Revelation thirteen uses the symbol of a lamb to identify the beginning of the USA but includes a warning that there will come a time when the USA will speak as a dragon. Any basic American history class will include a period beginning around 1798, when a movement in the USA was accomplished based on a misguided conviction held by almost all of the citizens of the USA. The conviction was based on erroneous doctrinal understandings, but it is still a movement that was so significant to American history, that it is always addressed in an American History course. The term for the movement in that history is "Manifest Destiny." Wikipedia defines it this way:
"Manifest destiny was a widely held cultural belief in the 19th-century USA that its settlers were destined to expand across North America. Historian Frederick Merk says this concept was born out of ‘a sense of mission to redeem the Old World by high example... generated by the potentialities of a new earth for building a new heaven.'" Wikipedia, Manifest Destiny, 2020.
Due to a common acceptance of a false biblical concept that finds its origins in Catholicism, Americans of that history expected that the world was going to transcend into a thousand years of peace and prosperity, and therefore those Americans believed they had a Christian duty to make that a reality. The thousand years that are identified in the Scriptures have nothing to do with a glorious period in the earth's history. Instead, those years represent a period from the Second Coming of Christ until the earth is made new, one thousand years later. The teaching that there will be a thousand years of peace and prosperity on earth has many variations in the world today, but they all have Catholicism as the initial point of reference.
It was flawed Protestant logic that had been derived from Catholic teachings that produced the history at the beginning of the USA, which is labeled as "Manifest Destiny," and it will once again be flawed Protestant theology, based on Catholic teachings, that is repeated at the end of the prophetic history of the USA. Jesus always illustrates the end with the beginning. Why is this important to understand? In one word: Education.
There is only one definition of the word Protestant. To be a Protestant means to protest Catholicism. It is not my purpose to bash Catholicism, but my purpose is to emphasize that so-called Christian America, who identify themselves as Protestant Christians, no longer know who they used to be. This lack of self-identity did not happen overnight; it happened gradually through a system of false education. As an example, all one needs to do is go to any used book store that has a dictionary published before 1950 and look up the term "scarlet woman."
Until the 1950s there was unanimity that the term "scarlet woman" referred to the whore of Revelation seventeen and further, the dictionaries specifically identified that whore in Revelation seventeen was the Roman Catholic Church. The Protestants that came together as a voting block to put Donald Trump into office are unaware that they are no longer Protestants, nor that this unrecognized transition was accomplished through a flawed religious education.
Based on two related time prophecies that ended at the same point in time, God brought ancient Israel out of the four hundred years of bondage in Egypt and thereafter through the waters of the Jordan River to the Promised Land that flowed with milk and honey.
Based on two related time prophecies that ended at the same point in time, God brought modern Israel out of twelve hundred and sixty years of the bondage of Catholicism and through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to a Promised Land that flowed with milk and honey. That land was the USA, the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy.
At the beginning of ancient Israel, God gave His covenant people the Ten Commandments, the statutes, and a sanctuary. As a theocracy, God was both civil and religious authority. At the beginning of modern Israel, God gave the secrets of two time prophecies to His covenant people that became His church, and He also gave the Constitution as the rule of government. Modern Israel was not to be a theocracy as was ancient Israel, but it was to consist of His church and a government. This is represented by the two horns of the lamb-like beast in Revelation thirteen verse eleven. Horns in Bible prophecy are symbols of strength and the two strengths of the USA were to be Republicanism and Protestantism, and the Constitution was to provide the perfect balance to keep those two horns separate and in so doing it would keep both horns strong. But the verse emphasizes that the USA is a nation that changes from a lamb to a dragon. If the separation of those two horns were ever to be removed, the lamb-like beast would then speak as a dragon.
At the end of ancient Israel, the covenant people participated in crucifying their Messiah. Somewhere in their long history, they substituted the Bible as their guide and rule of life and replaced that guide with Greek education. Greek education was more responsible for the crucifixion of Christ than most are aware of. The influence of the Greek educational system and culture was so pervasive in that ancient history that the New Testament was written in the Greek language by Jews whose first language was Hebrew.
Based on at least two facts, one being that God's word never fails and the other that Jesus illustrates the end with the beginning, the end of modern Israel will include a repetition of a misguided belief in "Manifest Destiny" that is motivated by understandings inculcated through a system of false education as symbolized by the influence of Greek education preceding the birth of Jesus in 4 BC.
The government of the USA was based on the Constitution which was produced by men that were unaware they were being directed by the God of heaven in the writing of that sacred document. The church was based on the Bible as the rule of authority, and the state was based on the Constitution. At the beginning of the history of the USA, the watchword for Protestants was "the Bible and the Bible alone!" At that same time, the watchword for the new government was the words of the Constitution.
Whether considering the Bible or the Constitution, the same argument now exists in this nation. Liberal politicians claim the Constitution is a "living document" and not to be applied based on its original meaning and intent. Conservative politicians claim we must uphold the "original intent" of the Constitution. Liberal theologians claim the Bible is not to be understood based on its original intent, but on the times in which we are now living. Conservative theologians say we must accept the Bible just as it reads.
At the end of ancient Israel when Christ walked among men, these two views found expression in the controversy between the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The Pharisees insisted on the original intent and the Sadducees on the living document. Both parties came together to place their Messiah on the cross. The Sadducee's foundation was based on Greek education and the Pharisees on traditions and customs handed down from generation to generation.
In our time, it will again be demonstrated that false education based either on the Greek educational philosophy or the Catholic educational philosophy that is upheld by tradition and custom will produce two opposing classes who will come together against Truth during the final crisis in the world's history. God has a controversy with the USA, both in its corruption of the Constitution and the corruption of the Bible. The corruption of both has been based on false educational practices, whether the public education system or the religious education system.
It is not a coincidence that the first state to organize a public educational system was Tennessee. It is also not a coincidence that in Nashville, Tennessee you have a perfect replica of the Greek Parthenon Temple which represents the pinnacle of Greek culture. In that temple, you will find the statue of Athena, and the city of Athens' patron goddess was the goddess of wisdom and warfare.
Greek culture symbolizes the educational philosophy that led the Jews to participate in crucifying their Messiah, and Greek culture symbolizes the competition and glorification of men through human games as represented in the Olympic games. The goddess Athena represents not only the wisdom of Greece but of warfare. As a perfect replica of the Parthenon temple in Greece, the temple is surrounded by pillars. Ellen White saw pillars with the Nashville prophecy.
"There was a scene presented to me. It was the night before the Sabbath. That is when that scene was presented. I looked out of the window, and there was an immense ball of fire that had come from heaven, and it fell where they were casting buildings with pillars, especially the pillars were presented to me. And it seemed as if the ball came right to the building and crushed it, and they saw that it was branching out, branching out, enlarging, and they began to cry and mourn and mourn, and wring their hands; and I thought some of our people stood by there, saying, ‘Well, it is just what we have been expecting; it is just what we have been talking about; it is just what we have been talking about.' ‘You knew it?' said the people. ‘You knew it, and never told us about it?' I thought there was such an agony in their face, such an agony in their appearance." A Place Called Oakwood, 138.
Nashville symbolizes Greek education, warfare, and human glorification through competition. On 9.11, God used Islam to strike the symbols of the economic and military might of the USA. Nashville represents other issues that God is holding the USA accountable for. On 9.11, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the Twin Towers in the financial district of Manhattan were struck by Islam, but Manhattan has an inferred connection to Tennessee for it was in Oak Ridge, Tennessee that the Manhattan Project was accomplished in World War II.
That secret project developed the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Japan to end that war. It is in that connection that we find other evidence that allows us to recognize that the strike against Nashville will be a nuclear strike. Then Donald Trump will retaliate and World War III will commence where the goddess of warfare, Athena is commemorated. The American motivation for the Third World War will parallel the misguided understanding that was represented by "Manifest Destiny" at the beginning of the USA. It will be initiated by the descendants of Ishmael and therefore be employed as the logic for implementing a global effort against Islam. To more fully understand other issues in the Nashville warning of July 18, 2020, requires specific consideration of Donald Trump, the last president of the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy.