In the end times, there are three groups of nations: sheep nations, goat nations and nations which are initially loyal to Babylon the Great. The most important characteristic is their treatment of Israel. For example, God is going to judge the nations for having divided up His land, the land of Israel. Nations which honor God’s promise of the land of Israel to the Jews, specifically Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem, are more likely to be sheep nations. Likewise, countries with lots of committed Christians, a growing Christian population or significant numbers of Charismatic Christians are probably sheep nations. Finally, sheep nations will tend to get along with the United States, because America is the leader of this group in the end times.
The US was the first country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, it has officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and Americans largely support Israel. The US has the largest Christian population in the world, with a high commitment level, and it’s home to the largest Jewish population outside of Israel.
With this in mind, what countries join the United States as a part of the sheep-nation coalition? Just to reiterate, Revelation 6:8 makes it clear that the Antichrist only controls one quarter of the world’s population. Most of the world’s population lives in South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia. In fact, over one-third of the world’s population lives in China and India. Some of the most populous countries in the world are nuclear powers, such as China, India, Pakistan and the United States. The Antichrist probably won’t risk nuclear confrontation with these massive countries.
In addition, many of the world’s most populous places are far away from the Antichrist’s area of control, like Indonesia, Brazil and Bangladesh. For the record, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa are the areas that the Antichrist has the greatest control over. He’s the ruler of Russia, he conquers much of the Middle East, North Africa and parts of East Africa and he controls a ten-nation coalition coming out of Western Europe.