remind me of this prophecy given in 1831:
To prepare the weak for those things which are coming on the earth, and for the Lord’s errand in the day when the weak shall confound the wise, and the little one become a strong nation, and two shall put their tens of thousands to flight.Another instance was the fall of the Iron Curtain 20 years ago. Before that, there were the two World Wars and the Russian and Chinese Revolutions and the break up of the Ottoman Empire, and probably other upheavals that I'm forgetting or don't know about. America has been the agent of much of that change, but events in Iraq and Afghanistan and the current fiscal crisis should show us that our vaunted military and economic power are not what they appeared to be.
And by the weak things of the earth the Lord shall thresh the nations by the power of his Spirit.
Now, events in Tunisia and Egypt recall that phrase again, "the Lord shall thresh the nations." Read Isaiah 21.