In Revelation there are two women. They are symbols. One is called the bride, the other the harlot. They have names—Jerusalem and Babylon. Jerusalem means “city of peace,” and Babylon means “confusion.” The first symbolically represents God’s truth, God’s program of spreading truth, and God’s people who love the truth. The other woman and city represent Satan’s lies, his false religious ideas, and those who adhere to them. These are the two sides of the controversy that started in heaven and was transferred to this earth. Revelation 12 predicted that there would be a 1260-year period when darkness (the absence of truth) would prevail. This period is known in history as the “Dark Ages.” It was dominated by the Church. That period came to an end with the French Revolution. France was the greatest supporter of the Church, and when it turned against Christianity, the period of Church domination ended. Then the Bible reads, “The earth helped the woman.” Right when the tyranny of Church domination came to an end, America was rising in a new land. Freedom was the central principle, and the “Bride” of Revelation, God’s truth, God’s principles, God’s people who love truth, began to flourish again. The rise of America was not happenstance. God, who oversees the rise and fall of nations, had a plan in mind for this period known in Bible prophecy as the “time of the end.”
You can read more about this and many other things having to do with America in prophecy in the book that just came out by Dennis Pumford entitled, America by Design.