I believe that here the Lord is revealing to all of us, yet through Reverend Allen, that we know the time for America’s destruction is near when some major event in the Gulf of Mexico occurs. Second, the focus on cities reveals that the coming devastation will focus on the cities of America Babylon.
And as I looked, suddenly from the sky I saw a giant hand reach down. That gigantic hand was reaching out toward the Statue of Liberty. In a moment her gleaming torch was torn from her hand, and in it instead was placed a cup. And I saw protruding from that great cup, a giant sword, shining as if a great light had been turned upon its glistening edge. Never before had I seen such a sharp, glistening, dangerous sword. It seemed to threaten the entire world. As the great cup was placed in the hand of the Statue of Liberty, I heard these words, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, Drink ye and be drunken, spue and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send.”
The sword is the Word of God, but it also symbolizes war and death, even death by war. America is “the hammer of the whole earth” (Jeremiah 50:23; “How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!”). Yet, America also kicked God out of her schools in 1962-1963; eventually she must pay the price. America is condemned by the Word of God, and her judgment is being pronounced! The Statue of Liberty, designed by Auguste Bartholdi, was originally intended to hold a cup, not a torch. This statue is, after all, a depiction of the mother goddess Ishtar, an ancient Babylonian deity also known in various cultures and throughout history as Isis, Libertad, Venus, Astarte, Athena, and Diana among other names.