Dark Rivers of the Heart By Pete Garcia “The heart is deceitful above all things,…
Can We MAGA?
By Pete Garcia
YOU are not just in the last days.
YOU are in the last moments of the last days.
THE world as you knew it, is no more.
THE world that is to come is here.
Am I being sensational?
If you have read your bible (I am assuming you have), then you know I am correct. Not only is there no mention of the United States (as a sovereign superpower) in the Bible, but there is no nation resembling the United States either. In fact, the last gentile superpower is a hybrid, dragon-like chimera, made up of seven heads, ten horns (plus one), and ten crowns. Oh, also, it is made out of iron and miry clay.
Doesn’t sound like the good ole’ US of A, does it?
I know, I know, I’m mixing up my prophecies. Daniel 2 vis a vis Daniel 7-8 and Revelation 13. But they’re all ultimately referring to the right thing…right? I am referring to the final kingdom, which will ultimately come to conquer and enslave the entire world. Now, the USA has been around officially, since 1776. We have yet to try and enslave the entire world…not necessarily at least.
We have since the end of World War II, ruthlessly enforced the Bretton Woods Agreement, which established the US Dollar as THE world’s global reserve currency. However, we later had to abandon that for the more liquidable assets such as the Petrodollar initiative. OPEC Oil, which would replace physical gold as the peg, allowed the US Dollar to remain the global reserve currency. I mean, but other than that pesky money thingy, we haven’t enslaved the world right?
Well, not directly. We, more or less, opened Pandora’s Box.
We created both a nuclear arms race and a space race. We helped foster a forty-year Cold War with our next closest rival. We pushed the world headfirst into the information age with the advent of the computer. We then either willfully shared, or unwittingly allowed this technology to be strewn across the world. Part of that was done under the guise of being a benevolent superpower (a rising tide raises all boats) and would help shore up our fight in flattening the curve of a viral communism. The other motivation for this was because being capitalists; we saw the market demand and had dollar $ign$ in our eyes. However, our allies also had dollar signs in their eyes and sold their versions to their friends. Their friends sold to their friends and so on. Pretty soon, everyone had the goodies, which in turn, fed the beast of the military-industrial complex.
After a while, we decided to cut out the middlemen entirely and just sell directly…even to countries whose own ethical and moral governance were no better than our enemies were. We decided to level the playing field for the rest of the world, while we kept the latest and greatest toys for ourselves. Simultaneous to this, we created the internet and advanced scientific output in all areas of communications, electronics, robotics, and genetics. We then got all benevolent again, ignoring the tried and true understanding that not all cultures are equal.
Some cultures still favor despotism, human trafficking, human testing, Sharia Law, and countless other forms of barbarism. Nevertheless, after a century of liberalism and political correctness being crammed into every orifice of every major university in America, we came to believe that terrorists and despots were just victims of their environments. With a little prosperity, they would change their ways and come to think as we do. Besides, doesn’t the theory of comparative advantage ensure nations who engage in trade never wage war against each other?
“Some day all barriers will fall; some day mankind, constantly united by continuous transactions, will form just one workshop, one market, and one family…And this is…the grandeur, the truth, the nobility, I might almost say the holiness of the free-trade doctrine; by the prosaic but effective pressure of [material] interest it tends to make justice and harmony prevail in the world.” – French economist and Classical Liberal, Frederic Passy
(I mean, who doesn’t think that the world has become more peaceful since 1840?)
Perhaps the world just needed more entertainment. Not only did the US open the floodgates of information to the rest of the world, but we also helped corrupt it. We corrupted it with our abandonment of God through the secularization of academia, and the gratuitous promotion of godless television, books, music, and cinema. Well, that is not a fair assessment. We didn’t entirely corrupt it, because the world was corrupt before we became a nation, but Hollywood sure as heck glamourized the corruption like no other.
America was supposed to be a shining city on a hill. America was supposed to be the last refuge of free peoples left in the world. We were supposed to be the gold standard by which all other nations could measure their worth and their backbones. After our victorious triumph of World War II, we let our guard down. Sure, we continued to stand toe to toe with any enemy who dared challenge our geopolitical hegemony. But in our pride, we assumed, like every other great empire before us that we would never falter. Our nation would live on forever. We let our guard down. We quit paying attention to the enemies slipping in through the cracks of our soft underbelly.
It was in our prosperity that we became a nation of toleration. At first, we vigilantly fought back the shadows were evil and wickedness attempted to flourish. However, as time marched on, what had been unthinkable to one generation simply became acceptable to the next. In that permissiveness, came the requests for normalization. Shortly thereafter, the normalization came the legalization. After the legalization, came the demands for total acceptance. In the process, we came to accept the normalization of divorce, infanticide, homosexual marriage, transgenderism, drug use, paganism, euthanasia, and dozens of other counter-culture aberrations detrimental to a healthy society.
After this, our nation quickly moved towards the complete abandonment of God.
Then a curious thing happened. God’s providential hand of protection was removed.
We were rapidly becoming a post-Christian, Romans-1 nation. A nation both consumed and destroyed by our lusts. These were not just sexual lusts, but lusts for power, money, efficiency, convenience, and the almighty dollar. We became our own worst enemies. Worse yet, we were blinded by secularization, and unable to identify the root cause of what really ailed us, sin. Thus, it became politically incorrect (and inconvenient) to call sin, sin. We began to rationalize our troubles and began earnestly seeking out scapegoats we could lump our problems upon inequality, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, white people, rich people, men, Jews, and lastly Christian evangelicals.
We began moving from crisis to crisis. Each one, further eroding our civil liberties for the betterment of the whole (they said). 9/11 shook our confidence in our security, so we gave the government more authority to spy on us. The 2008 mortgage crisis shook our confidence in the economy, so we indebted ourselves by trillions of dollars to prevent the ‘too big to fail’ banks from failing. We were led to believe that our healthcare system was no better than Uzbekistan’s, thus, we federalized our healthcare system.
However, 2020 takes the cake for the most blatant example of being rolled into subservience by a manufactured crisis. We, freedom lovers, were quickly laid low by the Chinese flu. We abandoned our livelihoods, closed up our shops, shuttered our churches, and crawled inside our homes and let our state and local governments rule us like a 13th-century fiefdom. We took Ben Franklin’s timeless warning that people, who desire safety over freedom, deserve neither, and quarantined it.
Hey, friend listen; I am not pointing a finger at you. I’m pointing a finger at myself. We all fell for the charade-con-corona and the ever-shifting advice of the deep state medical experts. Just be thankful that this happened now, and not in October of 2020. At least now, there was time to expose the democrat governors and their leftist, socialist, godless party for what it was all along…the fourth coup.
I love my country. Much of what is mentioned here happened long before Donald J. Trump ever became President. Furthermore, this was not an attempt to lay blame on him or on conservatives in general either. Political conservatives and Christian evangelicals (as substrata of American society) have in general, loved America and what she has represented, for centuries. Moreover, despite her flaws, the United States has long been a safe-haven for both Christianity and Judaism since our founding and has done more to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every corner of the world than has any other nation in history.
Part of why the leftist and liberals absolutely and irrationally hate Trump, is because he fundamentally believes in the greatness of America. He, despite having the odds severely against his administration, has had the most economic success of any American president in history.
Therefore, it was in 2016 that the most unlikely candidate wins the most unlikely election, in the history of the United States. It also just so happens that he is the most: pro-life, pro-Christian, pro-Israeli, and anti-globalist president in the history of the United States. Against all odds, against an overtly hostile liberal media, and against a deeply embedded and relentless, shadowy deep state, Donald J. Trump won a decided victory against Hillary Clinton. Since then, DJT has endured three separate coup attempts by the Democrat party. The last attempt, ended in a failed impeachment attempt in the Senate, just as a newly minted global pandemic was about to begin.
However, this begs the question: can we really make America great again?
Is it too late?
What does the Bible say about America in the last days?
Can We MAGA?
A Treatise on the Rapture and the role of the United States in Bible Prophecy: Part II
In both Acts chapter 2 and Hebrews chapter 1, the Bible uses the term “the last days” as beginning when Christ first arrived to this world in the tiny manger in Bethlehem at His Incarnation. That is when the Bible states the world entered into the last days. So for all intents and purposes, we here now, some 2,000 years later, are most definitely in the last days. You could even say that we are in the last moments of the last days.
The Bible uses the nation of Israel, not only for the central purpose of having a separate people set aside by God through which a Messiah could come through, but also as a time-bearer. In fact, there are only 11 chapters in the entire bible where the nation of Israel is not in existence in some form or fashion. To that point, God gave the nation of Israel, 490 years by which it would usher in the end of days (Daniel 9:24-27). Beginning with Nehemiah, 483 years concluded with the death of the Jesus on the cross, leaving only seven-years remaining.
Clearly, since we are still here some two-thousand years later, the world did not end. That left theologians and scholars to debate the where and when of the final seven-years. Did they end with the Roman sacking of Jerusalem in AD70? Alternatively, are they yet future? I lean toward the latter, simply because there is nothing historically that line up with the descriptions given in either the Gospel’s Olivet accounts or the entirety of the book of Revelation (Rev. 4-22).
Understanding that, we are witnessing the world rush headlong into all the cultural, geopolitical, economic, and religious conditions necessary for that final week of years to begin. In fact, there is only one barrier left for that last week of years to begin; that is the Rapture of the Church. To be clear, the Rapture does not begin the 70th Week, but it does set things in motions for that last week to begin.
However, that is not to say that all will be smooth sailing between now and the Rapture. The devil is also trying to impose his will into the last day’s events. He knows his time is short. He is actively trying to both stall events from proceeding any further until he can get his affairs in order. He needs a leader who can quickly assume the mantel of the global leadership. In order to do that, he needs a crisis on a global magnitude designed to dismantle national sovereignty, national currencies, and separate religions. In truth, this effort began in earnest back in World War I, but has only escalated to a fever pitch since then.
Let us first look at the requirements for the Last Days.
“It shall come to pass that in the last days, says God, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall dream dreams. And on my menservants and on my maidservants, I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whosever calls upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.” – Acts 2:17
1. God first began to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh at Pentecost, some fifty days after the Resurrection. Since then, God the Holy Spirit has been working throughout the earth drawing all mankind unto Himself from every tongue and tribe (Matt. 28:18-20). The Holy Spirit is moving through His people awakening them to the nearness of the hour of the Son’s return through the convergence of these signs, especially since 1948. This is why so many of us are coming to the same conclusion that we are indeed, very near to the Lord’s return.
2. The Church was birthed at the cross (John 19:34) and given its first breath of life at Pentecost (Acts 2:2). During the Church Age, the role of the Holy Spirit is to baptize each believer into the multi-membered, corporate, singular body of Christ (Matt. 3:11, 1 Cor. 12:13, Eph. 4:30). However, the same eternal Holy Spirit who had been given so dramatically at Pentecost had already been operating on the earth since Genesis 1:2 Creation. So why all the dramatics of Pentecost in Acts 2?
Aside from energizing Creation, the Holy Spirit’s role in the Old Testament was to draw individuals (ex. Samson, Saul, David, etc.) to do specific things. However, His role from Pentecost until the Rapture has been to draw and seal into the body of Christ, all who calls upon the name of the Lord.
This “pouring out” of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2 to present) will change when God brings His Church back to Himself (John 14:1-3). The Holy Spirit’s role will then return to that of the Old Testament, empowering individuals to do specific things to advance God’s agenda of judgment and fire (Revelation 7 & 11).
3. Since the rebirth of the nation of Israel, the physical signs (in heaven and on earth) have begun intensifying like contractions in a pregnancy (Isa. 66:7-11, Matt. 24:8, Romans 8:22-23). Most physical signs, whether speaking to the increase or intensity, are debatable. However, there are things that are not debatable, such as the blood moons.
Regardless of whether most reputable theologians shrugged these blood moons off as non-events at the same time fringe-theologians tried to capitalize on them (see Hagee, Biltz, etc.), these events probably did mean something in the grand scheme. See the following excerpt below from earthsky.org (a non-Christian website)
(Begin quote) For instance, in our 21st century (2001-2100), there are a total of eight tetrads, but in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, there were none at all. If we include all the centuries from the 1st century (A.D. 1-100) through the 21st century (2001-2100), inclusive, there are a total of 62 tetrads. The last one happened in 2014-2015, and the next one will happen in 2032-2033.
The 2014-2015 tetrad fell on the Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. That happens a total of eight times in these 21 centuries:
1. 62-163 C.E. (Common Era)
2. 795-796 C.E.
3. 842-843 C.E.
4. 860-861 C.E.
5. 1493-1494 C.E.
6. 1949-1950 C.E.
7. 1967-1968 C.E.
8. 2014-2015 C.E. (end quote)
Is the timing on the last four coincidence? They were all significant years, not only for Israel but also for the world in general. Curiously, the next set of tetrad falls in the years 2032-33.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good” – 2 Timothy 3:1-3
1. The signs that Paul lists out is par for the course these days. Simply following the news for the past forty years, and you can see how quickly our nation has descended into the godless nation we are today. Because of biblical ignorance, a growing number of cults since the mid-1800s have tied their flawed and deadly teachings to the Second Coming. They are able to do this since people have largely become unlearned in regards to sound doctrine (see Acts 20:27-31).
2. If we were to continue reading Paul’s letter to Timothy, we would have seen in verse five, that those professing religiosity, had a form of godliness but denying its power. This parallels Jesus’ letter to the church at Laodicea, being luke-warm, self-reliant, and absolutely nauseating to Christ.
3. The growing majority of mainstream Christian churches refuse to teach on bible prophecy and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Such an odd time for the churches to go silent about the Lord’s soon return don’t you think?
“Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth” – James 5:2-4
1. Around eight men control more than half of all the wealth in all the world (source). Nationally, the United States overwhelmingly controls the wealth in the world ($105.99T or 29% of the world’s wealth) (source).
2. The world is rampant with fraud. There are simply too many instances of greed to list, but we have seen four separate financial reckonings since 1987.
– i. Black Monday (1987)
– ii. September 11th, 2001(the market was already weakening prior to 9/11)
– iii. Mortgage Crisis (2008)
– iv. Corona-virus global shutdown (2020)
– The world (writ-large) is so far into debt, that the ONLY possible solution, is get rid of all fiat, paper-backed monies, and move exclusively to a digital currency. The US is already looking at being within spitting distance of $30T of debt.
“…knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” – 2 Peter 3:3-4
1. According to the last study I could find on the subject, (2013 Pew Study) around 52% of professing Christians either believe that Jesus will definitely not return, or are unsure/don’t care whether He does. A 2010 study (source) showed that 46% of American evangelicals did not believe that Christ would return in their lifetime.
2. Although we only see an increase of 6% in three years of those who do not believe that, the Lord will return within the next forty years. While that is no conclusive evidence to point towards growing skepticism, a reasonable assumption is that as America continues to become less Christian, that disparity between belief and skepticism has and will only grow more distinct.
3. Hollywood, the media, and the rest of pop culture continue to mock Christ, Christianity, and His return with increasing vigor and intensity.
FIRST, given these verses and the subsequent scenarios, we can reasonably conclude that we are in fact, in the last moments of the last days. Although not highlighted in the above passages, there are several notable things about the conspicuous absence of a nation like the United States in Bible prophecy.
The final, dominant, gentile kingdom will be a regional power structure, most likely based in Europe, not the United States (Daniel 2:41-43, Dan. 9:26-27, Revelation 13:1-5). Given the dominance of the United States over the past seventy years, it appears that our global dominance (political, economic, and military) was part of God’s overarching plan to rebirth the nation of Israel.
The US was the first nation to officially recognize Israel (Pres. Truman-May 14th, 1948), and the first to move our embassy to Jerusalem seventy-years later (Pres. Trump-May 14th, 2018). The number seventy is often used and always symbolizes the spiritual completeness or perfectness of something. Could it be that the United States dominance on the world stage is set for 70 years and no more? Given the 2020 novel-coronavirus (Wuhan variation) and the subsequent global shutdown, it seems that a global reordering is in the works, and the US may not find itself atop the food chain much longer.
SECONDLY, when the Rapture does happen, it will remove a certain percentage of believers from each country. I also happen to believe, that children will be removed as well, given the fact they will not be able to come to an age of accountability during the 70th Week (aka…the Tribulation). However, that is my opinion, but we shall wait and see how that all transpires.
Regardless, the Rapture to one degree or another will affect every nation. Even if only 10% of Americans are raptured in the blink of an eye, that is still (by today’s population standards) around 3.5 million Americans. Not just the amount, but also that is Christian’s from every stratum of society. Our absence will have a devastating and irreparable impact to the economy.
LASTLY, it could be that Satan has hatched this novel-coronavirus scheme ahead of the rapture, to get the world postured for such an event. He has to get the world using one currency, united in one religion, and organized for global government in short order. If he can get the governments aligned under a regional control structure, it is much easier to co-opt into a singular world govt. then from 193 autonomous nations.
The likelihood of a gap in time between the Rapture-event and the official start of the 70th Week could be in the realm of months to years. For Satan, the longer the better. Given that the last set of blood moons occur in the years 2032-33, if we were to subtract seven years (for the last week of years), we would be looking at the start of the Tribulation beginning sometime between the years 2025-26.
So where is the United States?
It begins with the Rapture of the Church, creating mass societal and economic chaos, primarily in North America. During the gap in time and presumably through the Seal Judgments, the Antichrist’s forces begin to consolidate America’s wealth and resources back over to the Old World. Here we see the massive migration of tech companies and the military-industrial complex corporations begin to relocate as the US (or what remains) folds in on itself. It is this author’s opinion that the America’s (north, central, and south) are largely taking out of commission during the Trumpet Judgments.
– A third of the vegetation is burned up (Rev. 8:7)
– A third of the sea became as blood killing all life in them and destroying the ships (Rev. 8:8-9)
– A third of the fresh waters become as blood rendering them undrinkable because of Wormwood (Rev. 8:10-11)
– A third of the heavens were struck (or darkened) which presumably means from the ground looking up (Rev. 8:12)
The America’s (north, central, and south) make up around a third of the earth’s landmass. They also make up a third of the earth’s vegetation. If we look at the waters surrounding the America’s in both the Pacific and the Atlantic, we could see how one-third of the ocean waters are rendered lifeless and unusable. If this asteroid/comet Wormwood impacts the America’s, it could very easily render the water and the skies above the Americas bitter and darkened.
In other words, something divinely appointed happens during these judgments that have very physical and geological ramifications. From a strategic perspective, God is confining the beast to a specific geographic region of the world. This is why Armageddon happens in the Valley of Megiddo, rather than in Kansas. Satan will not be able to use the America’s anymore, and anyone left there would long since have died regardless of how well prepared they thought they were. So given all these thoughts, the US has run its course of usefulness according to God’s prophetic purposes.
Despite her flaws and failings, the US has largely been a force for good in the world. Nevertheless, God appoints the times and boundaries of nations (Acts 17:26) and when America’s purposes have run their course, God will end her just as He has every kingdom, empire, and nation before. Once the Rapture removes the bride of Christ from the world, it is my opinion, that the gap of time leading up to the beginning of the official start of the Tribulation will see a tremendous harvest of souls. It is a grace period because of God’s long-suffering that none perishes (2nd Peter 3:9).
Those people, who come to faith in Christ after the Rapture and because of it, will cost them their livelihood as well as their lives (Rev. 6:9-11, 13:7). It is very likely that the work we are doing today talking, writing, preaching, and teaching about the Rapture, will likely be part of why this harvest is so great. Perhaps it is still why we still have the freedom to write, teach, and preach on this now.
For those that remain and do not repent, and are unpersuaded (hardening their hearts) by the compounding judgments, will believe the lie (presumably about what the Rapture was) so as not to be saved (2nd Thess. 2:9-11). These will flee the Americas and will join forces with the rising Beast system, and will take his mark and be forever damned.
If Trump is reelected in the fall of 2020, it is because God is continuing this grace period for people to come to Christ and for God to continue staging Israel for what comes after up to the year 2026. If Trump is not reelected (due to fraud or some other crisis), then I see the Rapture coming much sooner than 2024.
Lastly, I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet. These thoughts are my own opinions, based on what seems biblical, reasonable, and strategically logical.