What is America’s most infamous sin? It is slavery.
If America is Ephraim, would God allow America’s most prominent sin to go unmentioned in Scripture? I think not.
America used her slaves for agriculture. As you read this, notice how God intertwined agricultural references with sin references.
And Ephraim [America] is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn [The word “corn” was added by the English translators to illustrate the farming context. Ephraim’s “treading” is farm work, which is being done by slaves. This is intolerable to God.]; but I [God] passed over upon her fair neck [God puts a yoke upon Ephraim’s “fair” neck. “Fair” indicates a neck that is soft and spoiled because slave labor has pulled the agricultural load.]: I will make Ephraim to ride… [No more slave labor. Ephraim will go through the period of her greatest pain, through which her greatest demon up to that point, slavery, will be exorcised.]
Sow [“sow” is a farming reference] to yourselves in righteousness, reap [“reap” is a farming reference] in mercy; break up your fallow ground [“break up your fallow ground” is a farming reference]: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain [hoping for rain is a farming reference] righteousness upon you.
Ye have plowed [“plowed” is a farming reference] wickedness [“wickedness” is sin reference, intermingled with the “plowed” farming reference] ye have reaped [“reaped” is a farming reference] iniquity [“iniquity” is sin reference, intermingled with the “reaped” farming reference]; ye have eaten the fruit [“fruit” is a farming reference] of lies [“lies” is a sin reference, intermingled with the “fruit” farming reference]: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men [America had multitudes of mighty men working its fields as slaves. American slave traders were not buying wimps and weaklings to do hard and dirty farm work. They were buying mighty men.].
Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people [civil war], and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled [“Fortresses” = military forces. During the Civil War, the American military cannibalized itself. American killed American in what remains to this day the bloodiest war in American history.]
as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children [“The war also killed a significant number of civilians… guerrillas ensnared women and children in violence and reprisals…” ~ National Park Service]
So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness [This is from the King James Bible, which has Bethel on the giving end of this violence. Some Bible versions have Bethel on the receiving end. Just know that Bethel had a violent conflict with Ephraim, and that Bethel is on Ephraim’s southern border. In other words, Ephraim is the North, and Bethel is the South. The Bible tells us that the House of Joseph (the North) fought Bethel (the South) and won! “Now the house of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them.” ~ Judges 1:22]
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off [The King of Israel is the King of the Northern Kingdom. The King of the Southern Kingdom is called the King of Judah. Now that we have established that we are talking about the leader of the North, let’s remember who led the U.S. North against the U.S. South– it was Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, in our prophetic unwrapping of this Ephraim prophecy, is the King of Israel. And indeed, Abraham Lincoln was utterly cut off. Just five days after the war’s end, Lincoln was assassinated. He was shot just after 10:00 PM on April 14, 1965. He died at 7:22 AM, the next morning, just as the verse states.] ~ Hosea 10:11-15
The American South, led by the Democrat Party, fought the bloodiest war in America’s history in order to keep America’s slaves in chains. The Republican Party was formed by Northern Protestant Christians for the sole purpose of ending slavery. It succeeded. Abraham Lincoln led the Republican Party, and the North, to victory, and freed the slaves. For this act of human decency, he paid with his life. Sounds like someone else I know from the Bible who gave his innocent life at the hands of the guilty.
The Bible is always proven true.