"And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;"(Revelation 6:15).
"Kings of the Earth" The opening of the 6th seal releases things in the earth that are beyond our comprehension. Seals are just that, seals, they keep things sealed until God's time! There are 7 seals, when the 7th seal is opened it releases 7 Angels with 7 Trumpets to sound, each releasing something else into the earth. Once the 7th Trumpet sounds then 7 Vials (containers) are released, each having something new in store once poured out upon the Earth!!! We, the born again body of Christ are not on earth at this time, we have been caught away, prior to the beginning of the 7 year tribulation. America is basically a nation made up of many nations within a nation, but in our inception, we were Europeans looking for somewhere to worship freely and escape the ridiculous burden of greedy leaders taxing the people to death. Some ask, "Is America in the Bible", to be perfectly honest with you, NO, but YES because there are hundreds of references to "NATIONS", plural. We are a nation and will most certainly be involved in The Battle of Armageddon, because we already have troops in the eastern hemisphere. Since we became the "World Peace Keepers", America has had as many as a million troops stationed on foreign soil and never less than 200,000 in as many as 150 countries which covers 75% of the world. The USA has had and still does have a lot military installations around the world at various times.
(Military Land & Assets - The Department of Defense notes that the DOD owns "More than 600,000 individual buildings & structures at more than 6,000 locations on more than 30 million acres of land" Deployment Facts)
I know that our president keeps telling us that he will bring our troops home but that's not going to happen because American Troops will be involved in Armageddon so our troops will remain in place, to some level, as they have for many decades. The numbers may vary from time to time but they are not coming home as a whole. (Feel free to fact check) The only American troops that won't be at Armageddon as part of the American Military are the saved ones that get caught away when Jesus comes for his blood washed church. We that are born again will be with Christ, including the born again troops, when He returns to planet earth literally to the Mount from which He ascended and He will wage war with the "armies of the WORLD" and the anti-christ. "And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."(Revelation 19:14-16). This will not be a politically controlled war for the good of the wicked, wealthy leaders of the world to line their pockets with money gained from the wars of the world. I'm sorry to say it, but someone is always wealthy after a war, some conflicts are obviously very needful for our safety but some are just politics as usual. If you want to know who benefits from "War", just follow the money trail!! Solomon said that "money answers all things" (Ecc 10:19) but the wars of late against the terrorist laden lands in the east are needful.... The Battle of Armageddon will be led, fought and won by Jesus Christ The Lord!!!! There won't be any ballots to argue over, no TV commercials telling lies about someone or something to gain votes. The political chaos will be over and we will rule with King Jesus for a thousand years. "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."(Revelation 20:4) The 1000 year reign begins at the end of the seven year tribulation after Armageddon, we will then have "Peace on Earth".
Scott L. Boatner