Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada?

By COGwriter

Does biblical prophecy teach about Canada? Are there Catholic and other non-biblical predictions that involve Canada?

What might any of these mean for Canada?

After giving some biblical background on the origin of the Canadian people, this article will attempt to address these prophetic issues.

Canada in Bible Prophecy

Since the word Canada is not mentioned directly as such in the Bible, in order to find out about Canada in Bible prophecy, we need to try to identify the ancestors of the Canadians. Now, like many nations, Canada is made up of peoples of all races, so to be more specific to Canada, the identity of the primary ancestors of the Canadians needs to be identified.

As far back as the Book of Genesis, God promised Abram that he would be the father of many nations:

As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you (Genesis 17:4-6).

Notice that the promise was for Abraham’s descendants to be “many nations”—this simply is not fulfilled by the split into the two nations of Judah and Israel (1 Kings 12:17-20) in the Old Testament.  Also, since Sarah Abraham's wife was promised to be the mother of “nations” (Genesis 17:16) this shows that there are nations descended from Sarah’s only son Isaac—hence the descendants of Abraham through Ishmael is not what God was referring to. 

And Canada is one of those "many nations" that descended from Abraham.

Furthermore, notice what God promised to Sarah’s grandson Jacob:

14 Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Genesis 28:14).

11 Also God said to him: "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body (Genesis 35:11).

Thus it should be clear to those willing to see that the descendants of Jacob would include multiple nations, and not be limited to just the area of Palestine.  The old British Commonwealth would seem to fit the description of “a company of nations” better than any other group throughout history because of its vast size and its wealth.  And the nations of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (who were all part of that Commonwealth) still do to this day.

This expansion to a group of nations simply did not happen to the ancient nations of Judah and Israel in Palestine. Thus, many of the prophecies in the Bible are referring to places other than the tiny nation of Israel in the Middle East.

Moses himself wrote that God promised blessings to Joseph's sons:

13 And of Joseph he said:

"Blessed of the LORD is his land,
With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,
And the deep lying beneath,
14 With the precious fruits of the sun,
With the precious produce of the months,
15 With the best things of the ancient mountains,
With the precious things of the everlasting hills,
16 With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,
And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush.
Let the blessing come 'on the head of Joseph,
And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.'
17 His glory is like a firstborn bull,
And his horns like the horns of the wild ox;
Together with them
He shall push the peoples
To the ends of the earth;
They are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And they are the thousands of Manasseh." (Deuteronomy 33:13-17).

Thus, blessings were promised to these peoples. These are blessings that history seems to show were given to the British and American-descended peoples.

Furthermore, notice these prophecies for the latter days by Jacob for his descendants:

1 And Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:

2 "Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father…

22 "Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall.
23 The archers have bitterly grieved him, Shot at him and hated him.
24 But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong
By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
25 By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you
With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
26 The blessings of your father Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.
They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers (Genesis 49:1-2,22-26).

It is only the United States and the groups of English nations now composed of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand who have historically fulfilled these prophecies given to Abraham and his descendants (and they are separated from their "brothers" on continental Europe). Perhaps it should be pointed out that a "fruitful bough" with "branches run over the wall" implies a colonizing people--and perhaps no peoples did more colonizing than the British.

Jacob also taught about two of Joseph's sons:

16 Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth…

19 “…He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations." 20 So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will bless, saying, 'May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!' " (Genesis 48:19-20).

It should also be mentioned that since Jacob’s name was changed to Israel (Genesis 32:28), that in the first statement above he is clearly indicating that biblically one or both of the sons of Joseph could be referred to by the name Israel.  And although Manasseh was born first, God had Jacob give the “right hand” blessing to Ephraim (Genesis 48:13-14) and God later declared, “Ephraim is my firstborn” (Jeremiah 31:9).  This may be why Ephraim (the British Commonwealth, including Canada) emerged as a major power before the USA (and of course it lost its position as the top international power).

Notice also the following related to origins:

JOSEPH - Canada.

Canada, on the whole, belongs to the Domain of Joseph.

The motto means from "Sea to Sea" and refers to the extent of Canada's area but the phrase itself is a quotation from the Bible where it is used three times, once (Amos 8 12-13) describing the future thirst before the Messianic era and twice (Zechariah 9:10 and Psalms 72:8) in conjunction with the Reign of Messiah in the Future. (Davidy Y.  The Tribes.  Rabbinical approbation: Rabbi Abraham Feld of the Maccabee Institute Jerusalem, July 4, 1993.  Russell-Davis Publishers, Hebron (Israel), pp. 390-392)

While I would have preferred that the above author specified 'millennial era' as opposed to 'Messianic era,' the motto of Canada is consistent with biblical prophecies. Ephraim is mentioned in Zechariah 9:10, though the dominion from sea to sea appears to be a reference to Jesus.

(Quebec origins are addressed later in this article.)

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Bible

In October 2015, Canada elected Justin Trudeau as next prime minister:

October 20, 2015

Trudeau campaigned on a platform of raising taxes on Canada's richest citizens, increasing spending on infrastructure to boost the economy and improving relations with the United States.

University of Toronto political scientist Peter Loewen says his polling suggests there is support for such a platform.

"There is majority support for raising taxes on the wealthy. It depends on how you define wealthy, of course, and there is not a huge aversion to deficits as there was before in Canada,” Loewen said. “That was believed to be orthodoxy in Canada; you couldn’t win if you weren’t running on balanced budgets. Justin Trudeau appears to have proved that to be wrong."   http://www.voanews.com/content/justin-trudeau-to-become-new-canadian-pm/3014831.html

October 20, 2015

Justin Trudeau ended nearly a decade of Conservative rule in Canada when his Liberal Party secured 54 percent of the country's seats in Monday's federal election. Stephen Harper, the outgoing Conservative prime minister, had sought to reverse Canada's image as a liberal haven during his time in office by cutting corporate taxes and engaging in what opponents said was a damaging environmental policy.

By contrast, Trudeau has pledged to attend the United Nations climate conference in Paris in November and to introduce a national plan for combating climate change within 90 days of that summit.

The 43-year-old is pro-choice, proudly declares himself a feminist, and says he would work to legalize marijuana "right away" based on the system used in Colorado. He has also pledged to "end tax breaks for the wealthy, to give Canadian families more money to raise their children." ...

However, his most striking career sojourn came in 2012 when he brawled his way to victory over Canadian Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau in a charity boxing match. ... "As far as anyone knows, Justin could become the first prime minister with a tattoo," wrote Canada's Global News. Trudeau's foray into the boxing ring revealed inky artwork on his upper left arm. ... http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/meet-justin-trudeau-canadas-liberal-boxing-strip-teasing-new-pm-n447636

October 20, 2015

He could end Canada's air campaign against IS

During the election campaign, Mr Trudeau indicated he would withdraw Canada's CF-18 bombers from the coalition mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. ...

He wants to welcome more Syrian refugees ...

 He will aim to smooth relations with Iran Stephen Harper's government cut diplomatic ties with Iran in 2012, closing the Canadian Embassy in Tehran and expelling Iranian diplomats from Canada. Justin Trudeau has said he plans to restore relations between the two nations, in the wake of the Iranian nuclear deal.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34580420

So, the tattooed Justin Trudeau wants to raise taxes, increase deficit spending, support abortion, support the world's climate change agenda, legalize marijuana, increase alien migration into his nation, support the Iranian deal even though the Iranians are tied to terrorism, and get better relations with the USA.

Of course, promoting tattoos, covetousness, abortion, debt, and marijuana are opposed to the Bible.

As far as aliens and disobedience goes, the Bible warns:

43 "The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

45 "Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. 46 And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever.

47 "Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you. 49 The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. 51 And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you.  (Deuteronomy 28:43-51)

Because of current and expected future ties to the USA, Canada is expected to suffer basically  the same fate as the USA--it will be taken over and its lands will be divided as that is what the Bible shows will happen to the USA in Daniel 11:39.

The Bible also prophesies terrorism (Deuteronomy 32:25; Ezekiel 21:12; Psalms 73:12,19; Proverbs 1:25-27; Ecclesiastes 12:5) and Canada will be affected by that as well. Notice also something that Isaiah 9 talks about:

8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob,
And it has fallen on Israel.
9 All the people will know —
Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria —
Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
10 ‘The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up
The adversaries of Rezin against him,
And spur his enemies on,
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;
And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still…

21 Manasseh shall devour Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh;
Together they shall be against Judah.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still. (Isaiah 9:8-12,21)

This seems to be a reference related to terrorists from Syria and Palestine. Isaiah 9 seems to suggest that some of peoples who are alluded to in Psalm 83 (discussed later) will also harass Ephraim (including his descendants in Canada) and Manasseh after they have suffered.

Psalm 83 also warns of a confederation that appears to include Palestinians and Syrians that will end up harming Canada, the UK, and the USA.

While there is a place to take legitimate refugees, letting thousands of potential terrorists into the Canada and elsewhere is a real risk.

Interestingly, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited with US President Barack Obama, he noted that the USA and Canada were siblings:

March 11, 2016

US President Barack Obama and Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have lavished praise on each other during the first official visit by a Canadian leader in nearly 20 years.

Mr Trudeau toasted the two nations as “siblings” at a state dinner. …

Mr Obama said …  that the US and Canada were “blessed to be neighbours”.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35772329

The Bible tells of two siblings, the brothers Ephraim and Manasseh, who were the sons of Joseph.  And they received blessings from Joseph’s father Jacob, whose name was changed by God to Israel (Genesis 48:13-16).

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau probably does not fully understand how the USA and Canada actually are siblings–not because of a shared border–but because their ancestors were brothers. But his observation is consistent with scripture.

While many do not realize it, the reality is that the nations considered truly as allies by the USA are Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. A 2013 report disclosed by the German publication Der Spiegel noted that while the USA has a massive cyper-espionage program, that (according to a translation in Reuters) "Only Canada, Australia, Britain and New Zealand were explicitly exempted from spy attacks" (see EU tells USA to stop spying on it as it asks for more information; there is also a related video Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power?).

What many Europeans want is that the USA will treat them the same way they treat the Anglo-nations, which have been called the “five eyes”:

Confronted with European fury at US spying, Washington is divided over whether its allies’ anger is genuine or a calculation that they can use the revelations to change the terms of intelligence sharing and targeting….

Underlying the debate over Ms Merkel are longstanding and deep tensions over intelligence sharing between the US and European nations such as Germany and France.

The US has for decades, and with few interruptions, shared intelligence with four other countries, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, under the so-called “five eyes” agreement which includes a proviso that they do not spy on each other.

“Germany and France have long resented this special relationship in intelligence,” said Tim Naftali, of the New America Foundation. “But the question is whether [France and Germany] would be able to accept the co-ordination of their foreign policies that comes along with the agreement.”

When intelligence agencies discuss targeting they are giving away what they know, said Mr Naftali. “Is the US prepared to do that across the board with France and Germany?” http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b9fc90ae-3ff4-11e3-a890-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2j7WaaEUy

The United Kingdom – United States of America Agreement (UKUSA,…is a multilateral agreement for cooperation in signals intelligence between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The alliance of intelligence operations is also known as Five Eyes (FVEY). (Wikipedia, viewed 10/19/2013)

The USA officially considers Canada, Australia, Britain and New Zealand as its apparently most trusted, and possible only non-hostile, allies.

Many of the Old Testament Prophecies Concerning the Descendants of Jacob, including Canada, Were Not Anciently Fulfilled

And while most commentators understand the passages from Jacob in Genesis 48 & 49 to be prophetic, some have wrongly concluded that they were fulfilled long ago.  Notice what the renowned Protestant theologian John F. Walvoord wrote:

In general, the prophecies that Jacob bestowed on his children have been fulfilled in their subsequent history (Walvoord, John F.  The Prophecy Handbook.  Victor Books, Wheaton (IL), 1990, p. 33).

That statement above is outrageously inaccurate. 

Not only have most NOT been fulfilled historically, many of these prophesies were for the last days

It was during the time of the New Testament that the last days began (Hebrews 1:2), and no commentator (outside of those who accept that there are still tribes of Israel that are not affiliated with the nation now called Israel) has been able to show how the prophecies of Genesis 49:1-27 were fulfilled in “the latter days”.  Nor have I seen any of them explain who “the multitude of nations” that were to descend from Ephraim are.

On the other hand, the late evangelist John Ogwyn correctly noted:

There is no record of Ephraim and Manasseh ever becoming a great nation and company of nations prior to Israel’s captivity. They never became a blessing to all the nations of the world before they went into Assyrian captivity in the eighth century before Christ. Clearly, the fulfillment of the promises that God made to Abraham and reconfirmed to his descendants did not occur before ten-tribed Israel disappeared from the pages of your Bible and then from the pages of secular history (Ogwyn J. The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.  Charlotte, 2006, p. 17).

While “disappeared” is how many view them, the fact is that they did fulfill the prophecies and have more still to fulfill.

Furthermore, a major prophetic chapter in the Bible after those in Genesis was in Leviticus 26.  In a sense it could be called the first major “blessings and cursings” chapter in the Bible.  Without going into all the details, notice one verse:

33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste (Leviticus 26:33).

And while God did allow the Assyrians to scatter the children of Israel in the Old Testament, they did not then destroy their cities.  Instead, the cities remained and the Assyrians put other peoples in them (2 Kings 17:24). 

And why is that relevant?

Because this shows that the prophecys about “cities” becoming “waste” prophecy is still yet to be fulfilled.  Hence, this is another Old Testament prophecy that is waiting to happen—and is likely to impact the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh. And since Canada is a descendant of Ephraim, the prophecy about cities becoming waste includes cities in Canada. And Leviticus was not the only prophecy to tell of the destruction of cities.

The Bible prophecies the destruction of the cities, after the military ("horses cut off" and "destroy your chariots" below) has problems:

10 "And it shall be in that day," says the LORD,
"That I will cut off your horses from your midst
And destroy your chariots.
11 I will cut off the cities of your land
And throw down all your strongholds.
12 I will cut off sorceries from your hand,
And you shall have no soothsayers.
13 Your carved images I will also cut off,
And your sacred pillars from your midst;
You shall no more worship the work of your hands;
14 I will pluck your wooden images from your midst;
Thus I will destroy your cities.
15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury
On the nations that have not heard." (Micah 5:10-15).

City destruction will happen. Canada's major military ally is the USA and the USA is in the process of downsizing its military. Thus, the steps that proceed the destruction of cities is starting to take place now.

The Bible also prophecies captivity (see also Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves?):

36'And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues. 37 They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; also in their fathers' iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.
40'But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, 41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt-- 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes (Leviticus 26:36-43).

Slavery will affect many of the Canadians that survive. But the Bible also shows that ultimately God will be merciful to those who were allowed to be captured:

44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD' " (Leviticus 26:44-45).

It may be of interest to note that the Hebrew term often translated as "covenant" in Leviticus and elsewhere in the Old Testament is "beriyth" and the word for "man" is "iysh"--together they are pronounced similar to the term "British".

It may be that the British considered themselves the people of the physical covenant God made to Joseph (there are historical records that suggest that the some of the British felt that they were descendants from Israel). And since the Canadians were basically British (with the exception of the native Americans, French (see also The 'Lost Tribe' of Reuben: France in Prophecy?), and later immigrants), the promises (good and bad) of the covenant apply to it.

Britain was dominated by the Tribe of Joseph and especially the section of Ephraim...From Britain came many of the settlers of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (Davidy Y. The Tribes.  Rabbinical approbation: Rabbi Abraham Feld of the Maccabee Institute Jerusalem, July 4, 1993.  Russell-Davis Publishers, Hebron (Israel), pp. 377,390).

It may also be of interest to note that the expression translated as "covenant of the people" in Isaiah 49:6 is made up of the word "beriyth" and "am", brit-am:

In Hebrew, Brit-am in northern dialects and in later spoken Hebrew would have become "Brit-aN" the final "m" being pronounced as "N"...Britain itself in old documents was sometimes rendered by the English as "Britammia" (Davidy. The Tribes, p. 413-414).

At minimum, the above suggests a link between the Hebrew language and the term British.

The Bible warns that those of end time Israel will face many enemies.

The Bible specifically shows that a confederation of primarily Arabic peoples will come up with a plan to destroy Israel (more on their specific identities Is There A Future King of the South?) , and that Assyria will decide to become part of this plan.

2 For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."

5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot (Psalm 83:2-8).

And while this essentially Arab/Turkish group will have the plan, other parts of the Bible indicate that it will actually be the Assyrians that truly succeed in destroying several nations--apparently several nations descended from Israel, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as likely the nation currently called Israel. I believe this Arab/Turkish confederation will use terrorism and that Canada will be affected by terrorism also prior to this based upon biblical prophecies such as the following:

14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)

25 The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within (Deuteronomy 32:25)

12 “Cry and wail, son of man; For it will be against My people, Against all the princes of Israel. Terrors including the sword will be against My people; Therefore strike your thigh. (Ezekiel 21:12)

12 Behold, these are the ungodly,Who are always at ease; They increase in riches…19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalms 73:12,19)

25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. (Proverbs 1:25-27)

5 Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way (Ecclesiastes 12:5).

Jihadist gains in various parts of the world are a prelude to more terrorism and change.  A confederation against the USA, its Anglo-Saxon allies, and Israel involving Arab and European forces is coming. 

The time will come when people in the Anglo-Saxon lands, including Canada, will be slaves and need to beg food:

4 We pay for the water we drink, And our wood comes at a price. 5 They pursue at our heels; We labor and have no rest. 6 We have given our hand to the Egyptians And the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear their iniquities.  8 Servants rule over us; There is none to deliver us from their hand”. (Lamentations 5:4-8)

Why the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand?

Because Israel (Jacob) specifically taught that the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh should be named after his name:

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near him. 14 Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said:

"God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day, 16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them...(Genesis 48:13-16).

Because of this, sometimes when the Bible uses the term Israel it can be referring to the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh, and they include the Anglo-allies.

Also related to Psalm 83, there is currently an international organization called the Union for the Mediterranean States that may be, to a degree, the framework for that deal (see also Deal Leading to Psalm 83? and Mediterranean Union Makes Deal With Israel and Arab States)?

Now notice Isaiah 10:5-12:

5 "Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger
And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
6 I will send him against an ungodly nation,
And against the people of My wrath
I will give him charge,
To seize the spoil, to take the prey,
And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Yet he does not mean so,
Nor does his heart think so;
But it is in his heart to destroy,
And cut off not a few nations.
8 For he says,
'Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno like Carchemish?
Is not Hamath like Arpad?
Is not Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols,
Whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 As I have done to Samaria and her idols,
Shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?'"

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the LORD has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks."

Also notice that the Assyrian does not really intend to do it (verse 7), but will end up taking over nations anyway. In the KJV this is translated as he will "cut off nations not a few" (Isaiah 10:7, KJV). Canada will be one of those nations!

It should also be noted that Canada has somewhat tied itself in with Jerusalem, the capital of the nation of Israel:

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the Knesset on Monday saying that the friendship between Canada and Israel is backed by history, nourished by shared values, and constantly reinforced and that Canada would stand with Israel "through fire and water." "Thank you for the invitation to visit this remarkable country an opportunity to visit the Knesset," Harper said. Harper is considered by many as the world leader most supportive of Israel. "It is right to support Israel because after generations of persecutions the Jewish people deserve their own homeland," the Prime Minister said. Harper said Canadians share the understanding that what has been achieved here occurred in the shadows of the Holocaust "We have also made mistakes as in the refusal of our government in the 1930s to allow in Jews fleeing from Europe," Harper said. It is "deplorable" that some in the international community still question Israel's existence he said. http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/WATCH-Canadas-Prime-Minister-Stephen-Harper-addresses-Knesset-338777

So, there are current ties which the Canadian government indicates will last for some time.

What about Europe?

While people will claim that the Europeans are the friends and allies of the USA, Canada, and Britain, notice the following:

1 How lonely sits the city
That was full of people!
How like a widow is she,
Who was great among the nations!
The princess among the provinces
Has become a slave!

2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
Her tears are on her cheeks;
Among all her lovers
She has none to comfort her.
All her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
They have become her enemies
. (Lamentations 1:1-2)

The USA and Canada (including the other Anglo-Commonwealth nations) were "great among the nations." And the Bible is clear that betrayal is coming from national FRIENDS!

The late Herbert W. Armstrong made it clear in his later years that he believed that the King of the North (the one mentioned in Daniel 11:40-41 which is the same one who places the abomination mentioned in Daniel 11:31) would destroy the Canadian, British, and American peoples. Notice some of what he wrote about that in 1979:

The indication is the armies of the "beast" of Revelation 17, entering Jerusalem (Dan 11:41, Zech. 14:2), will stop this "daily sacrifice"...And the abomination that maketh desolate set up." What is this abomination? This refers to Daniel 11:31 and Matthew 24:15...From this time (Daniel 12:11) to Christ's coming will be 1290 days. Now, verse 12, "Blessed is he that waiteth, and comes to the 1335 days." Never before have we understood these periods of 1260, 1290. and 1335 days. But it seems evident, now, a blessing is pronounced on us--GOD"S CHURCH--who wait and endure until the 1335 days--approximately 1335 days prior to Christ's coming. But since no one can know the day or hour of His coming, we probably shall not be able to know the exact day this 1335 days begins. But apparently that is the time when OUR WORK SHALL END. That will be a time when the UNITED Europe shall appear--the revival of the medieval "Holy Roman Empire." We shall then be warned, and readied to be taken to a place of refuge and safety from the Great Tribulation. Forty-five days later "the beast's armies" will surround Jerusalem. Thirty days later the Great Tribulation will probably start with a nuclear attack on London and Britain--and possibly the same day or immediately after, on the United States and Canadian cities. The GREAT TRIBULATION, we shall fully then realize, is the time of "Jacob's Trouble," spoken of in Jeremiah 30:7. And Jacob's name was named on Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen. 48:16). At that time a third of the people in our nations will die, or shall have died, by famine and disease epidemics; another third will dies of the war--our cities being destroyed (Ezek. 6:6), and the remaining third will be carried to the land of our enemies as slaves (Ezek. 5:12). Armstrong, Herbert W. The Time We Are In, Now. Pastor General's Report-Vol 1, No. 15, November 20, 1979, Page 2).

There is more information on biblical prophecies that will affect Canada, as well as more information on where the Canadians have come from is in articles such as Anglo - America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel and Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided?

Also consider the following:

February 1, 2016

Canada and the United States are currently vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that has the potential to destabilize our power grid, water systems, food supply chain and more...

CIA analyst Dr. Peter Pry’s attempts to educate policy-makers and the military on the need to protect our electrical grid. If an enemy detonated a nuclear missile above the skies of North America, it could take out our grid for months. Countries like North Korea and various terrorist groups have already shown they can successfully launch EMP missiles.

“This is a bigger threat than the classic nuclear war we talk about,” Pry explained during a recent visit to Toronto. “It will kill a lot more people. One bomb will basically end your civilization.

“We’re not just talking about destroying electronics — at the end of the day we’re talking about killing millions of people. But it’s the old fashioned way — through starvation and disease and societal collapse.” ...

“When it comes to issues of national and homeland security, this is why we have government,” says Pry. “Even the strictest constitutionalist should be able to support a bill that is basically for the purpose of providing for the national and homeland security of the American people so that a failed state like North Korea can’t kill 90% of our population with one bomb.”

The challenge is the issue doesn’t appear to be a priority in Canada. Representatives from CSIS, the RCMP and Public Safety Canada all confirm that attacks to what’s called “critical infrastructure” are concerns of theirs, but it appears no recent reports specifically mention EMP. It’s unclear to what degree government experts are studying the issue. http://www.torontosun.com/2016/01/31/how-to-protect-canada-from-a-crippling-attack

How prepared Canada and the USA actually are for this remains an open question, but the risk is great.

An EMP attack could well be one of the 'troubles' that could affect the USA, Canada, and/or various others during the 'beginning of sorrows' that Jesus spoke of (Mark 13:8).

Canada is at risk.

Why Do Canada and the USA Get Destroyed?

Notice that the Bible clearly teaches that Joseph's sons were to take on Jacob's name and that the time of Jacob's trouble is coming--a time that will thus affect the descendants of those sons:

Jacob said to Joseph:..."I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!... Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth." (Genesis 48:3,11,16).

Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble (Jeremiah 30:7).

Those who have received the blessings given to the descendants of Joseph, should not be surprised if they will also be the recipient of biblical curses if they do not walk uprightly as a people. Those that are called Saxons (Isaac's sons) should not be surprised if biblical prophecies apply to them.

Other than the cursings mentioned to fall upon those who received the promised blessings in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, why would Europe destroy the U.S.A. and Canada?

Because it is the nominally Protestant U.S.A. (and essentially "officially" Protestant UK and its Anglo-allies) that most stands in the way of the goals of a future "Catholic"-influenced Europe to dominate the world (see also Europa, the Beast, and the Book of Revelation) the U.S.A. is in Europe's way. As a true close military ally of the U.S.A., Canada will likely support the U.S.A. and hence be defeated when it is.

Here is another passage from the Bible that may have a dual fulfillment for the Americans (including Canadians, as well as the other English peoples) who tend to not observe the law of God, even though they have almost all heard parts of it:

11 But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear. 12 Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts (Zechariah 7:11-12).

Thus, great wrath for those that despise the law of God has happened in the past, and apparently will in the future. In Canada, as well as the other Anglo-lands, abortion is accepted to an incredibly high degree (see, related to Canada, Canadians on Abortion). Canada has other national sins as well.

Notice also the following that affects the descendants of Ephraim (which includes Canada):

16 Ephraim is stricken, Their root is dried up; They shall bear no fruit...
17 My God will cast them away, Because they did not obey Him; And they shall be wanderers among the nations. (Hosea 9:16-17)

Not only does the Bible refer to the time of the great tribulation as the time of Jacob's trouble, it is clear that it is a time when the world will be dominated by Gentile powers (Luke 21:23-24; Revelation 11:2) that will be hostile to Canada. For additional information, please check out the article on the Great Tribulation. More details about why Canada and the USA get destroyed are in the article Anglo - America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel.

Canada in Catholic Prophecy

There are several types of Catholic private prophecies (none of which Catholics are obligated to accept according to the Vatican) that point to Canada.

The first ones point to problems for the English/Anglo-descended peoples. Now, since many of the older Roman Catholic prophecies that mention the English were written before that area actually was called England (and of course, if any apply to the USA, Canada, Australia, and/or New Zealand, they were not formed as we now understand them until several centuries after some of the Roman Catholic prophecies were first written) some interpretation is needed. These are either errors, changes, distortions in translations, and/or probably often just a "modernized" translation of some form of the word "Anglo". Many of these private prophecies are believed to be intended to somehow refer to the British-descended peoples.

Certain private Catholic prophecies foretell a time when a Great Monarch, who resembles biblical King of the North, the will rise up and will destroy the English peoples (more details, including some prophecies from Nostradamus, are in the article Who is the King of the North?).

But it is of major interest, to me at least, to note that there are many Roman Catholic prophecies concerning the English/Anglo peoples, from which Canada was formed, are being punished through many means including warfare:

St. Edward (11th century). "The extreme corruption and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just anger of God. When malice has reached the fullness of its measure, God will, in His wrath, send to the English people evil spirits who will punish and afflict them with severity by separating the green tree from its parent stem the length of three furlongs. But at last this same tree, through the compassionate mercy of God and without any national assistance, shall return to its original root, reflourish, and bear abundant fruit."... It is to be noted, too, that there was no English nation as such in the 11th Century, but only a kingdom of the Angles and Saxons. This discrepancy, however, may be due to a mis-transcription {the preceding was the comment from Dupont personally on the Edward's prophecy}, Dupont, pp.18,19)

Saint Edward (d. 1066) “The extreme corruption and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just anger of God.  When malice shall have reached the fullness of its measure, God will, in His wrath, send to the English people wicked spirits, who will punish and afflict them with great severity…” (Culleton, p. 137).

St. Columbine (d. 597): The enemies of the English shall be aroused in battle--they who reside in the eastern and western parts of the world...the English shall be defeated...After the English shall be defeated in this battle, they shall be harassed by every quarter; like a fawn surrounded by a pack of voracious hounds, shall be the position of the English amidst their enemies. The English afterwards shall dwindle down to a disreputable people (Culleton, R. Gerald.  The Prophets and Our Times. Nihil Obstat: L. Arvin.  Imprimatur: Philip G. Scher, Bishop of Monterey-Fresno, November 15, 1941.  Reprint 1974, TAN Books, Rockford (IL), pp. 131,132).

St. Senanus (d. 560): They (English) themselves will betray each other: in consequence their sovereignty will be broken...(Culleton, p. 128).

The second type of Catholic prophecies that I have seen are more specific towards Canada:

Zachary the Armenian (published 1854 and summarized in 2010): And then there would be the war that the prophecy refers to as "the struggle of the strong, against the strong". This empire of the north...will go to war against North America and North America will be fall and be conquered and brought into bondage. The next phase is the most frightful thing of all. It is then that Zachary says this text published in 1854, "and then the whole world fell under the dominion of the first born of hell." (Originally by Priest Fattecelli, Day of Anger: The Hand of God Upon an Empire, 1854, as paraphrased by Priest P. Kramer, What are the missing contents of the third secret? Fatima Crusader, 95, Summer 2010, pp. 45-46)

Josyp Terelya from the Ukraine while in Marmora Ontario (September 13, 1992 allegedly from a Marian apparition): Pray in this chapel for peace and for love in this country of Canada. People are not aware that the prophesied times are upon them...you are on the threshold of the day of judgment. (Flynn T & L. The Thunder of Justice. Maxkol Communications, Sterling (VA), 1993, p. 287)

As far as the "empire of the north" that will attack, this is consistent with the attack of the final King of the North (Daniel 11:39). The prophecy from Zachary the Armenian suggests that it is involving the same person as the "son of perdition" (2 Thessalonians 2:3) and Beast power (Revelation 13) that the Bible warns against. The idea that North America, which would include Canada, gets taken over is consistent with Bible prophecy.

There are more Catholic prophecies that are likely to have a bearing on the people of Canada in the article Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies?

Canada in Other Prophecies

There seem to be prophecies from others that suggest something will happen to Canada.

A so-called "Christian" psychic and dowser wrote

Alois Irlmaier of Freilassing, Germany (prior to 1959): Suddenly...large naval forces are positioned in a hostile way in the Mediterranean Sea - the situation is tense...Then war breaks out...Meanwhile, the yellow dragon invades Alaska and Canada at the same time. (Araujo, pp. 116-117)

The above psychic helped the German police find various criminals etc., and thus may have had some type of connection to the spirit (demonic) world.

The comment about the yellow dragon seems to suggest that Alaska and Canada will be entered by some from Asia, such as China and/or Russia.

It may be of interest to note that at least one Russian expects that Alaska will become part of Russia again, and perhaps Russia may decide that parts of Canada should be annexed as well:

MOSCOW -- For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart...Prof. Panarin, 50 years old, is not a fringe figure. A former KGB analyst, he is dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry's academy for future diplomats...

"It would be reasonable for Russia to lay claim to Alaska; it was part of the Russian Empire for a long time." A framed satellite image of the Bering Strait that separates Alaska from Russia like a thread hangs from his office wall. "It's not there for no reason," he says with a sly grin.

(Osborn A. As if Things Weren’t Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.  Wall Street Journal, Dec 29, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html).

It may be that the Europeans will make some type of deal with Russia to give it back Alaska and perhaps parts of Canada after the USA and Canada are taken over militarily. Because of military and political considerations, the I have felt for some time that the King of the North might be inclined to give Russia all or parts of Alaska as well as possibly parts of Canada, as well as some people from those lands. For more details, please check out the article Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided?

French Canada: Origins and Prophecy

What about Quebec?

The French-speaking (Francophone) peoples in Canada may be made up of the descendants of Jacob through his son Joseph (via his son Ephraim) and/or his son Reuben along with some of other groups. Reuben was the firstborn of Jacob, but because of his sexual misbehavior (Genesis 35:22), he lost that birthright (Genesis 49:3-4; 1 Chronicles 5:1-2) (see also The 'Lost Tribe' of Reuben: France in Prophecy?).

At least one writer has asserted that those in Quebec are primarily descended from those of Ephraimite background, as well as from Benjamites and Simeonites. Notice the following:

The French Canadians originated mainly in the Provinces of Normandy and Britanny. Normandy had been settled by the Normans who later conquered England and who derived from Benjamin while Brittany had previously been populated by the Samnete (from Simeon) and was later occupied by "Celtic" refugees from Britain who gave it its name ("Britanny" and Britain) and who also comprised contingents from Simeon, such as the Simeni, Semoni, Iceni, and the sons of Semuen.

The "British" colonizers of French "Brittany" were Celts who were fleeing from the Anglo-Saxons and their federates...The Normans included a good proportion of Breton natives of Celtic origin who had been Normanicised...The descendants of Ephraim were paramount amongst the Anglo-Saxon invaders and seem to have been also present amongst the Celtic British natives, apart from Eran in Ireland and Scotland. (Davidy Y.  The Tribes.  Rabbinical approbation: Rabbi Abraham Feld of the Maccabee Institute Jerusalem, July 4, 1993.  Russell-Davis Publishers, Hebron (Israel), pp. 390-392)

I am still researching origins, and thought that readers may find the above of interest as I work more to attempt to verify this.  But thought that readers may be interested in seeing some of what I have found related to the origins of the Franco-phones in Canada.

I once saw on television speculation, that if the USA is attacked, that those in Quebec would assist the European power in doing so. Because Quebec has tried to break free from Ottawa and because it is perhaps more Reubenite than Ephraimite, it may be that the European Beast power may make a deal that will treat the French-speaking Canadians better than other Canadians. And while that might sound good to some of the French-speakers, the Bible warns that those become highly involved with that final Babylonian European Beast system will face plagues and other punishments from God (Revelation 18:1-8).

Canadian Sabbath-Keepers

There are Sabbath-keeping congregations across Canada. And speaking of the Sabbath, the following may describe the first Sabbatarians in Canada:

The first Sabbath-observers in Canada...were brought to Quebec against their will. The German Sabbatarians were pacifist fur traders in the Shenandoah Valley. In March 1757 a French priest led a party of Indians to attack the German Sabbatarians...Most of the German Seventh-Day Baptists were killed and scalped...Only three Germans were taken as prisoners...They eventually were taken to France...they died. (Neumann B. A History of the Seventh-Day Sabbath Among Christians in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Bible Sabbath Association, Gillette (WY), 2004, p. 28)

We in the Continuing Church of God would also likely be described as pacifist (see also Military Service and the Churches of God: Do Real Christians Participate in Carnal Warfare?). As far as origins go, many of the Germans that came to North America, ethnically, seem to be more descendants of Israel (see Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel) than Asshur (see Germany's Assyrian Roots Throughout History).

Though relatively few keep the Sabbath in Canada today, there still are some that do keep it. The Continuing Church of God has some small congregations in Canada, is a recognized charity by Revenue Canada, and even has its own website in Canada, which is CCOGCANADA.CA.

Canada in Prophecy

Canada will one day lose its sovereignty.

There are many biblical and non-biblical prophecies that suggest the destruction and elimination of the modern nation of Canada. The only way to prevent this would be for there to be massive national repentance towards the true God in Canada, which does not seem likely at this stage.

And while the non-biblical predictions cannot be trusted as authentic, the reality is that it seems that the demonic world has set the rest of the world up with the idea that the Anglo-descended nations, like Canada, will need to be eliminated and their peoples taken slaves (see Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? for further details).

Slavery is prophesied in the Bible to happen during the time of the Great Tribulation (cf Revelation 18:13).

But the Bible also tells that after all the problems, the modern descendants of Jacob will be saved from this time of great trial (Jeremiah 30:7).

The Bible also shows that Jesus promises to protect certain Christians from this hour of trial (Revelation 3:10). Those who wish to learn more about that may wish to study the article There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra.

Furthermore, it needs to be mentioned that God does have a plan to offer salvation to all peoples including Canadians. And those that are not called in this age, will have that opportunity in the prophesied age to come. To learn more, please study the article Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis.

God is a God of love (1 John 4:16) and although Canada is expected to be destroyed as a nation, God has a plan that will result in nearly every Canadian ultimately being saved in the age to come.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Anglo - America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and a short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
British are the Covenant People What do ‘British’ and ‘Britain’ mean in Hebrew? Are the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons people of the covenant? Does the British royal family connect to the throne of David? What does the Bible teach? What does history show us? Is there any DNA evidence related to British-Israelism? When did Christianity make it to the British Isles? Could Jeremiah have made it to the British Isles? What type of Christians made it to the British Isles? Did the last King of England believe in British Israelism?

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