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Daniel 8 Vision – Episode 1: America In Bible Prophecy

Last updated on March 8, 2024

Where is America in Bible prophecy? It can be found in chapter 8 of the Book Of Daniel in the Holy Bible.

The guidance of the Spirit led me to understand that the vision of “a goat and a ram” by the Prophet Daniel can be understood by applying spiritual principles when trying to interpret it.

Moreover, by interpreting this prophecy “spiritually”, the United States of America came up as the possible fulfillment of the “large horn” of the goat of the Prophet Daniel’s vision.

However, those who are familiar with Bible prophecies probably already heard the interpretation that Alexander the Great is the goat’s “large horn” or the “first king” of Greece. But this short-sighted interpretation does not make sense. First, Greece does not fit the “crossing of the entire surface of the earth” that the vision foretold.

Secondly, the vision relates to the “time of the end” which the angel Gabriel explained to the Prophet Daniel. Alexander the Great ruled before the time of Jesus Christ on earth which is not the time that we would consider as “the end times”.

It is now the year 2020 and the signs of the end times are here, but where is Alexander The Great now? Nowhere! And how is he relevant in today’s world? He is not! So I don’t think the goat’s “large horn” represents Alexander The Great at all.

With those points in mind, let’s take a second look at this vision of the prophet Daniel and we will be taking into consideration the spiritual aspect of this prophecy.

Vision Of The Ram And The Goat

In the following verses, the Prophet Daniel had a vision of “a goat and a ram”.

Daniel 8:1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar, a vision appeared to me, Daniel, subsequent to the one that had appeared to me earlier. 2And in the vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa, in the province of Elam. I saw in the vision that I was beside the Ulai Canal.

3Then I lifted up my eyes and saw a ram with two horns standing beside the canal. The horns were long, but one was longer than the other, and the longer one grew up later. 4I saw the ram charging toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him, and there was no deliverance from his power. He did as he pleased and became great.

5As I was contemplating all this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes came out of the west, crossing the surface of the entire earth without touching the ground. 6He came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and rushed at him with furious power. 7I saw him approach the ram in a rage against him, and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against him, and the goat threw him to the ground and trampled him, and no one could deliver the ram from his power.

The archangel Gabriel gave the prophet Daniel the explanation of this vision in the following verses:

Daniel 8:20-21 The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king. 

My friends, I’m here to inform you that the United States Of America is the large horn that represents the first king of Greece. Let me explain.

Greece represents democracy

Greece in this prophecy represents democracy and not the actual country of Greece.

How did democracy become the Greece of this prophecy?

It is a historical fact that Greece is the birthplace of democracy. And because democracy originated in Greece, it could be considered as the extension of the realm of Greece. In this prophecy, we are considering democracy as the spiritual “Greece” or the Greece that is “above”.

Although America was not specifically mentioned by name in this prophecy, America is implied in the following lines:

Daniel 8:5 As I was contemplating all this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes came out of the west, crossing the surface of the entire earth without touching the ground.

When the spirit of democracy spreads throughout the entire world after World War 1, America is the main force behind it. The prominent horn of the goat that represents the first king of Greece is the United States of America. This is because Greece represents democracy in this prophecy and America is the champion of democracy.

Therefore, the prophecy can be interpreted as “America is the first true leader of democracy.” The United States of America advanced the cause of democracy around the world like no other country.

The Two Horned-Ram

The two-horned ram represents authoritarianism. Two examples of authoritarian systems are absolute monarchy and communism. These two systems represent the two horns of the ram in the prophet Daniel’s vision.

The longer horn of the ram that “came up later” represents the communist system. The other horn represents absolute monarchy.

However, these two dominant types of authoritarian systems fall under the umbrella of the realms of Medo-Persia (Ram). Authoritarian regimes such as dictatorships are also part of the broader spiritual realm of Medo-Persia (Ram) which represents Authoritarianism as a whole.

I concluded that Medo-Persia (Ram) is the spirit of authoritarianism because authoritarian governments and regimes are what democracy (Goat) is fighting against.

America Divided Into Four Nations

This interpretation is a very controversial one and may not be accepted by many. But this is how it would turn out if you could accept that democracy is the extension of the spiritual realm of Greece which is the subject of this vision by the Prophet Daniel.

When democracy has broken the powers of authoritarians around the world, the large horn that represents America will be broken off into four parts as prophesied in the following verse.

Daniel 8:8 Thus the goat became very great, but at the height of his power, his large horn was broken off, and four prominent horns came up in its place, pointing toward the four winds of heaven.

The details for the breaking up of the United States were not given to us in this prophecy.

However, according to the vision, four independent nations will replace America in its place. But these new nations will not have the same power as the United States Of America once had.

Daniel 8:22 The four horns that replaced the broken one represent four kingdoms that will rise from that nation, but will not have the same power.

Additionally, the four nations or groups of nations that were once the United States of America, will become part of the New World Order which is what we also discern as the Fourth Kingdom or the coming Beast.

If my interpretations of Greece and the goat’s large horn are correct, then America will be divided into four countries in the future. This idea is not that far-fetched since California has been trying to secede from the United States of America to become an independent country. According to, California would hold a referendum in May 2021 “on Whether California Should Become an Independent Country”. This would be possible if the people who are pushing for it succeed. If California becomes successful in its effort to secede from America, then other states could follow, thus fulfilling this end-time Bible prophecy. It is also possible that the breaking-up could be the result of divisive politics.

The Little Horn

The little horn apparently will come out of one of the four nations that will emerge from the breaking up of America. The “little horn” is also the “beast that comes out of the earth” of the Book of Revelation. It will be a theocratic nation.

Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 11Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. 13Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

I’ve written a separate blog about the “little horn”. You can read it here.


America is the large horn of the goat in the vision of the prophet Daniel of “a ram and a goat”. America will eventually be broken into four different nations according to this prophecy. From one of the four nations, a little horn, who would represent the “anti-christ”, will later emerge.

I hope that God allowed you to understand this interpretation of this prophecy. Please contemplate this alternative interpretation instead of just accepting the most common interpretation of this prophecy, which suggests that the goat’s large horn represents Alexander The Great.

Until next time, may God bless you, brethren and friends.

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