I believe the United States has morphed, over a long period of time, to become what I refer to as the "end of the church age" Babylon. In the scriptures, especially Jeremiah 50 and 51, God lays out in detail the judgements He allows for Babylon, that will lead to her complete destruction in one final day.
I observe from these Babylons' descriptions in Revelation 17 and 18, that these Babylons are noted for their riches/materiality, the treatment of people as objects, and that there is a strong religious component that also results in the abuse of others.
I believe Jeremiah, and there are also sections in Isaiah and Ezekiel, when he prophecies against Babylon, often sees the immediate Empire of Babylon at that time, along with what will happen to furture "Babylons". Jeremiah's view/perspective goes back and forth, and sometimes even overlaps, because the judgements will be similar in some ways. Not every verse in these sections reference the Empire of Babylon back then, nor does every verse reference later days' Babylons.
One thing I observe in Jeremiah 50 and 51 is that one of the reasons God brings "early phase" judgements to Babylon before her final day of complete/total destruction, is to provide a short window of time to have a select group of His people "come out" of Babylon and quickly get to the land of Israel and Jerusalem, before the total judgement takes place.
I believe a portion of the 144,000 jewish witnesses currently reside in the US. They have to uproot themselves and get to Jerusalem to hook up with the two witnesses before the day of Pentecost on August 26th. The "early phase" of the judgment on the US will be the catalyst.
God told Jeremiah in 25:12 and 29:10 that Babylon would be given 70 years. I have come to see that, with respect to the US being today's Babylon, that these "years" are actually full "anniversary" years. In other words, the beginning and ending of each year is marked by the 4th of July. Since Israel became a nation, this coming 4th of July ends the 70th year of the "end of the church age" Babylon. God's judgements will start then. What they will be, and how intense or quickly they unfold, I do not know. The clues in Jeremiah 50 and 51 point to an unfolding and relentless devastation.
What this means for us is that there will be 10 days of some level of "survival" we will have to endure, up until July 13th (the 16th day of the 3rd month - think in terms of Moses at Sinai here), at which time the body of Christ will be given some kind of heads up that on Sunday, July 15th, (the third day) Jesus is descending to meet us, and to prepare your hearts to go, just like what the children of Israel at Sinai were told.
I find a ten day window of time involving suffering and persecution in Jesus' message to the assembly at Smyrna
in Revelation 2:10. I am thinking this might be pointing to these 10 days in July. Keep in mind that not everyone who has embraced Jesus to date is aware of where we are at in terms of the end times. When God starts to bring judgement on Babylon on July 4th (again, I have no idea of what will happen nor how severe it will be initially) a lot of folks, and even believers, will have not seen it coming. Those 10 days will be like a refiner's fire to any heart-idols. However, on the 16th day of the 3rd month, or July 13th, they will be given some kind of heads up to know that Jesus is descending, coming for them, on the 3rd day, or Sunday.
So, we need to be prepared for that short time (10 days) of surviving. Look to your Father on what He wants you to do. Think in terms of being able to share with and comfort others. I believe a lot of folks will embrace Jesus during this time window.
By the way, for those of you who have understanding on how God communicates, in part, as to what He is doing by the signs in His constellations (which only truly point to Jesus), on July 15th the sun is the constellation commonly called Gemini (but in truth points to the union of Jesus and His bride), and the moon is in the constellation commonly called Leo (but in truth points to the return of the Lion of the tribe of Judah), and the moon is also right between the Bright and Morning Star (Jesus), or Venus, and the "Messenger" planet (pointing to the archangel who will "shout", or proclaim, at the rescue event), or Mercury.
For what it is worth,