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.
Donald Trump is both the 44th and 45th president of the USA, and he is the leader of the USA during the history represented in Daniel 11:44, 45. Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president of the USA, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. This fact identifies Trump as the forty-fourth actual person who has been president and at the same time the forty-fifth presidential administration.
Jesus providentially allows nations to rise, and He selects those that will rule over those nations. As the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy, the USA is governed by God's prophetic Word. That word identifies the end of the USA with the beginning of the USA. As the last president of the USA, Donald Trump has been represented by the first president of the USA.
Until Donald Trump, George Washington had been the richest president in history; he made his wealth through real estate, and it took him the longest period to have his cabinet confirmed. All of these facts are prophetically repeated in the presidency of Donald Trump. There are times though when prophecy produces a characteristic at the beginning that will be repeated in the end, but the fulfillment of the repetition is reversed.
An example of this can be found in the line of prophecy we have already discussed concerning Elijah. Jesus identified John the Baptist as the fulfillment of Elijah that was to come before the great and terrible day of the Lord, and both Elijah and John had a confrontation with a three-fold enemy. With Elijah, those three enemies were king Ahab, his corrupt wife Jezebel, and Jezebel's two-fold representatives, the prophets of Baal and the priests of the grove. John was confronted by Herod, the civil authority paralleling king Ahab, Herod's corrupt wife Herodias had been represented by Jezebel, and Herodias's daughter Salome deceived Herod through her dance, paralleling the attempt of the prophets of Baal to deceive ancient Israel as they danced around their offering at Mount Carmel.
These are the same stories, yet with some opposite characteristics. Jezebel wanted to arrest Elijah and kill him, but she never did. Herodias wanted to arrest John and kill him, and she did. They are the same prophetic markers, but they are expressed oppositely. There is a legend about the first president claiming that he could never tell a lie. He was universally loved and respected in his history, so even if the story is a fabricated legend, George Washington is known as an honest man.
As the head of the USA, characteristics of both the head and the nation can be interchangeable. The USA in Bible prophecy is marked as a nation that changes, beginning as a lamb, which is a symbol of Christ and ending by speaking as a dragon, which is a symbol of Satan. The two horns representing the strength of the USA in its beginning change from Republicanism and Protestantism to Democracy and apostate Protestantism. (Once Protestantism ceased to protest Rome, it changed to apostate Protestantism.)
In the final verses of Revelation thirteen, the strengths of the USA are no longer Republicanism and Protestantism; they are economic and military might. This is represented when the USA forces the world to receive the mark of Catholicism's authority. It accomplishes this under threat of both economic sanctions or death. The USA has been identified as a nation that changes from its beginning until its end, though the prophetic characteristics are still represented. It is still the beast that came from the earth and had two horns in either its beginning or its end, but the two horns of power associated with a lamb, in the beginning are changed when it speaks as a dragon at its end.
The men that participated in the early years of the USA were men of principle but today the politicians managing the government of the USA no longer operate their life based on principle, but on policy and public opinion polls. Today's politicians lick their finger and raise it in the air to see which way the wind blows. The political leaders of the USA today have changed from what they were in the beginning, yet despite the reality that Donald Trump is one of those modern politicians, he still prophetically parallels the legend of George Washington in terms of honesty.
Not that Trump doesn't regularly break the fact check machine, he has done one honest thing that no president in the last one hundred years has even tried to do. You may love this fact or hate this fact, for the USA is now divided into two camps, but like it or hate it, Donald Trump has demonstrated repeatedly and consistently that he attempts to keep his campaign promises. George Washington's legend about his honesty is reflected in Trump's attempt to keep his word to those he asked to vote for him. The first president at the beginning of the USA illustrates the last president. One of Donald Trump's promises is important to remember. He has made it clear that if Islam would attack the USA, he will retaliate.
Donald Trump is not only typified by the first president, but he is also illustrated by Abraham Lincoln, for Lincoln was the first Republican president and Donald Trump is the last. On July 18, 2020, due to an Islamic attack on Nashville, Donald Trump will declare martial law. Any that might wish to see the beginning of this issue can simply consider what rules have been initiated due to COVID-19. The implementation of the rules to uphold social distancing have an understandable logic associated with them, just as martial law will be logical after a nuclear attack. In 1861, during the Civil War, President Lincoln declared martial law and ordered the suspension of the constitutionally protected right to the writ of habeas corpus which is a term that prevents unlawful detention.
The prophetess Ellen White identified that "active despotism" will be implemented in the final days of the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy. "Despotism" is a word meaning dictatorship and martial law. She also identified that there would be another Civil War in this country. Civil war and martial law took place in the history of the first Republican President and they will both be repeated following July 18, 2020.
"Our land is in jeopardy. The time is drawing on when its legislators shall so abjure the principles of Protestantism as to give countenance to Romish apostasy. The people for whom God has so marvelously wrought, strengthening them to throw off the galling yoke of popery, will by a national act give vigor to the corrupt faith of Rome, and thus arouse the tyranny which only waits for a touch to start again into cruelty and despotism. With rapid steps are we already approaching this period. When Protestant churches shall seek the support of the secular power, thus following the example of that apostate church, for opposing which their ancestors endured the fiercest persecution, then will there be a national apostasy which will end only in national ruin." The Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, 410.
"In India, China, Russia, and the cities of America, thousands of men and women are dying of starvation. The monied men, because they have the power, control the market. They purchase at low rates all they can obtain, and then sell at greatly increased prices. This means starvation to the poorer classes, and will result in a civil war." Manuscript Releases, volume 5, 305.
The first president, George Washington and the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln provide two witnesses about the last president of the USA. Any American citizen that would be honest is aware that the divisions now existing in the USA are leading to a civil war. Those differences are the basis for the ever-increasing gun and ammunition sales in this nation. If you take the top six states in the USA in terms of hunting license sales and make the assumption that every license sold represents at least one weapon, then with simply six of fifty states, you have the numbers that represent the largest standing army in the world. That is just six states.
The social and political divisions in the USA have been purposely produced by two polarized propaganda machines. A liberal propaganda machine that is philosophically based on the Greek educational model, promoting humanism, and a conservative propaganda machine that is philosophically based on the Jesuit educational model promoting Catholic traditions and customs. We are a nation divided, on the verge of being ignited into the repetition of a Civil War that will bring about despotism, which means a dictatorship along with martial law, and the restrictions of the individual rights outlined in the Constitution. This division is illustrated in the Bible by the Pharisee's disagreements with the Sadducees, but the biblical history of the Sadducees and Pharisees includes the reality that when the crisis of the crucifixion of Christ arrived, those two philosophical enemies united. This will be repeated in history just before us.
Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, and in the coming history, Ellen White identifies that slavery will be revived:
"Slavery will again be revived in the Southern States; for the spirit of slavery still lives." Spalding and Magan, 21.
One may argue that slavery is already here when we consider the worldwide industry of human trafficking, and this would be a valid argument. But, the prophetess is identifying the southern USA and an unholy attitude that is more predominant in what we call the "Bible belt" today. Not only is there an unholy spirit of racism that still exists within the USA, but the two modern propaganda machines that are promoting their world view regularly fan the flames of the racial divide.
The warning of July 18 for Nashville, Tennessee is based on the authority of the prophetess Ellen White, and the prophetic principles established in the Bible. Ellen White did not predict a date for the event, nor did she specify a nuclear attack or that it would be Islam that accomplished the attack. The date July 18, 2020, is based on biblical chronology. Islam is based on biblical prophetic application. A nuclear attack is based on three world wars. We will address the three world wars as we come to the conclusion of this warning, but I want to remind you dear Reader of the logic of this message.
Ellen White clearly warned of the coming attack in New York City that was fulfilled on 9.11. She has warned of a coming dictatorship, martial law, and civil war. COVID-19 is a harbinger of martial law as each State and the Federal government struggles to control their populations regardless of the importance of individual rights enshrined in the Constitution. It is easy to understand that it is not a justified right to be able to stand up in an auditorium and yell, "Fire," and cause a stampede where people die or are injured. We expect the Constitution to guard our personal and religious freedoms with a logical approach, but the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the two parties in the USA are willing to relate to the crisis at hand to accomplish their ultimate political gain. What will they do when the crisis escalates to a surprise nuclear strike?
The pandemic is a warning of what is ahead when World War III gets underway. The fact that Ellen White identified 9.11, a coming civil war, martial law, dictatorship, and slavery demands some serious thinking on your part. She died in 1915 and before she died, she left these warnings that are definitively speaking to the political, social, global, and financial environment that now exists in the presidency of Donald Trump. She said in one place:
"Money will soon depreciate in value very suddenly when the reality of eternal scenes opens to the senses of man." Evangelism, 62.
When Nashville is hit by a surprise nuclear attack what will happen to the Stock Market and the economy? In another place she stated:
"In the last scenes of this earth's history, war will rage. There will be pestilence, plague, and famine. The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries. Property and life will be destroyed by fire and flood." Bible Echo, June 17, 1901.
July 18, 2020, is not a singular prediction. It is a prediction that fits perfectly into the circumstances of the earth's history as they exist right now. It is a warning of a judgment of God against a nation that was given an opportunity to be a light to the world, but that nation changed and surrendered following its high calling. The prophetic circumstances that would need to exist to recognize the validity of this warning are multifaceted. We are on the borders of the Third World War. The judgment on Nashville is based upon the fact that Nashville is the symbol of Greek education and the idolatry of worshiping humans. Humanism and false education are the symbols of Nashville.
In the last part of the nineteenth century, God raised up a college based on the educational philosophy that the Bible would be the primary book of study, and that agriculture would be the primary field of practical labor. It was God's college at the end of the world that had been typified in the beginning by the school established by Elijah the prophet and then carried forward by the prophet Elisha. Ellen White repeatedly placed the seal of approval on that educational system while contrasting it with the corrupted educational systems of Greece and Rome. It is not a coincidence that the school which was named Madison College was established just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville became the place where two educational systems were prophetically contrasted for all to see.
Nashville as a symbol of education has in its early history the contrast between true Bible-based education versus the false education systems of Greece and Rome. On 9.11, New York City the symbol of the USA's economic power and the Pentagon, the symbol of the USA's military might were struck by Islam. That strike provided the justification for the implementation of the Patriot Act which was a direct attack and encroachment against the most fundamental aspect of the Constitution. God's judgment on July 18 in Nashville will address the very same issue that led ancient Israel to participate in the crucifixion of their Messiah—Greek education.