The Turn of the Tide – Part 2
By Pete Garcia
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” – Daniel 12:4
For most of human history, things moved at the speed of horse. However, once man crossed the threshold into the 20th-century, prophetic events began to quicken noticeably. Corresponding to that, and unbeknownst to most, was the shadowy undercurrent of globalism moving behind the scenes. Dating back to the days of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11), globalism has finally reached its crescendo here in the 21st-century. After a century of dumbing down the masses through socialist indoctrination (public education) and a massive propaganda campaign of human secularism (media/pop culture), globalism has finally come out of the closet. Today, politicians, business leaders, organizations, communists, socialists, and industrialists of all stripes, have all begun to openly call for and support the effort for a single, universal system….a new world order.
We can see the results of the early globalist efforts at the conclusion of the two great calamities of the 20th century, World War I (League of Nations) and World War II (United Nations). However, once Israel became a nation again in 1948, things began to surge in both speed and intensity. This is the convergence of events, as mentioned in Part I, demonstrably proves, we are the last generation. The initiative for a unified Europe, the rise of the nuclear and the computer age, and global financial systems were all either born on the heel of, or just prior, to Israel’s rebirth.
Also mentioned previously in Part I was one of the two truth-isms that almost every generation believed they could be the last generation. Again, what makes us any different?
Israel and convergence. These are the two immutable signs that we are the last generation.
I have written exhaustively (as have many others) that the return and rebirth of national Israel, is the super-sign of the ages. So in regards to Israel, I will not belabor that point in this brief. Parallel to Israel’s rebirth, is the super-power status granted to her once greatest benefactor, the United States. Today I would like to explore how the collapse of the US, sets up the culmination of the convergence of all the signs, and how they factor into our being the last generation.
The United States is currently the undisputed world champion in regards to who has the most political, military, and economic control over the planet. This is because the world is still largely dependent upon a stable US (economic markets/geopolitical status quo). However, if something catastrophic were to happen to the US, the entirety of the current world system would collapse, instantly. At present, the US is very literally on the precipice of either civil war, or economic ruin (or both).
Some would argue that the years leading up to the American Civil War were far more contentious than they are today to which, I vehemently disagree. The arguments then largely centered on just two major issues, the legitimacy of slavery and rights of states. Today, the divisive issues have been complexified a thousand fold. The division today is not just political or racial, but social, economic, sexual, religious, and ideological. Every pillar that ensures a stable society can stand either is already under assault, or has now buckled due to the attacks upon it. The aforementioned divisions are the unmistakable symptoms of a nation on its deathbed, mere moments before its final collapse. Therefore, I want to list by precedence, those signs of convergence, which point to the inevitability of our demise and the rise of a new order in that vacuum.
Where the doubling of humanity’s technological advancements used to occur over the course of millennia and centuries are now happening in years and decades. Point of fact, the technological advancements of the 20th-century, dwarfed in one century, what took humanity four-thousand years to achieve. Advancements in the areas of advanced weaponry, manned and unmanned flight, information processing, genetics, artificial intelligence, and communications all lead to one, inescapable conclusion. This being, that whoever controls the most (or the most powerful) advancements, could control everything. For a time (preappointed that is), the United States is holding the reins. However, as I am about to show you, our demise will directly open the door for another revival of sorts (satanically inspired) to occur, that being the revival of the Roman Empire.
Currently, US national debt has almost reached $22,000,000,000,000. Even if the US could tax all of its citizens 100% of their income, we could still not pay off or even down the size of debt we have accumulated. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen once publicly stated that our national debt was the single greatest threat to national security, to which, I would agree. We are no longer borrowing from other nations, but have begun borrowing heavily from the next generation.
The overwhelming financial challenges we currently face are being multiplied on to our children. This will be catastrophic; and the only escape from it, will be to abandon our current financial constructs altogether, and start over.
While we have staved off recent economic crashes for the last few decades, the laws of nature and economics will ultimately render the judgment sooner rather than later. A government cannot indefinitely function from a position of extreme indebtedness. In the end, the bill always comes due. Which reminds me of the quote from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises novel.
“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.
“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”
Given the increasingly diverse demographics across our nation, it should not be any surprise that our country is increasingly segregating itself into ethnic, religious, and ideological pockets. After a century of politically correct indoctrination in every sector of our education system, these groups are increasingly being persuaded by one particular party (rhymes with democrat) not to assimilate into the greater American citizenry and culture. This is the double-edged sword of multiculturalism. While democrats (and establishment republicans) are busy trying to appease everyone to stay in power, they are creating a more diverse and fractured nation. A nation that no longer cares about what makes America great (our exclusiveness based on our guaranteed freedoms) is a divided nation. It will be a fractured nation, made up of culture trying to inject their own failed policies and ways of life. A nation cannot indefinitely consume everyone and everything (without assimilation), and still hope to retain its national identity. Maybe that was the point.
Ideology & Society
Cultural Marxism (aka…political correctness) is an ideological offshoot of the economic Marxist theories first put forth by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels at the middle of the 19th-century. Marxism as it were, requires mankind to be divided into two major groups, the haves (bourgeoisie) and have-nots (proletariat). In order for Marxism to be successful, it needs to pit people-groups against each other by the tried and true tactic of divide and conquer. Cultural Marxism (CM) further expands on this by rank ordering people into differing classifications of victimhood. It then attempts to create an impossible and unrealistic system of accommodation, ecumenism, and multiculturalism that ultimately destroy every society it is imposed upon…Vis a subversive coup d’état.
When nations/organizations/companies/churches/etc. promote diversity for the sake of political correctness, it becomes a demoralizing and ultimately destructive endeavor because it rejects assimilation. Second to that is the reality that you cannot accommodate everyone with equal results. George Orwell captured this brilliantly in his 1945 book, Animal Farm. Having rejected working for humans, the animal’s revolution resulted in their new laws, of which, primarily, stated that all animals were equal. This worked for a brief time, but later had to be amended to say, although all animals were equal, some were more equal than others.
Cultural Marxism needs strife and infighting to remain at the forefront, because it operates primarily by agitation. Furthermore, there is no way you can sustain it in a given society without bankrupting the system over the long-term. This is exactly what the Cloward-Piven Strategy was designed to do. To break the current system of American capitalism and constitutionalism, and start over, under the auspices of a new regional/global system. This is why things like illegal immigration and voter-ID issues have become the sacred cows to the political left. The only way they can deconstruct our current system, is to be in power (see Obama presidency). The only way for them to bring in destructive and illogical governance, is to rig the election systems in their favor.
Juxtaposed to this, is our understanding of E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one), because it accepts the reality that out of many cultures, we can become one…when we have something to rally around. Unification then becomes a powerful multiplier. A great example of this was the US citizenry war effort in WWII. The nation rallied around the idea of destroying the German and Japanese war-machines, and the entire country came together.
Many think of our nation as being on a spectrum of political ideology going in opposite direction. To the extreme left, you have absolute tyrannical, despotic rule. To the far right, you have absolute anarchy. In reality, the spectrum is just one direction, not two. The further left you move, the more government you want running your life. The more right you move, the less government you want running your life. However, both parties have entrenched themselves in increasingly opposing positions, which makes compromise almost impossible. The Democrats want to rig the system so they remain in power permanently, while the establishment Republicans seem only intent on keeping things the way they are. While both democrats and republicans have taken turns trading power over the last century, one thing is certain; both will come crashing down and be handed over to that final world system.
The United States was without a doubt, founded on Christian principles and ideals. We can find that in numerous statements from the founders, as well as in the governing documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. From then until now, our nation has made a dramatic departure from our Christian roots (due to both multiculturalism and political correctness). We are in the process now of transitioning from a post-modern, post-Christian nation, into a purely pagan one. This final mix of popular belief systems by millennials, ranges anywhere from New Age mysticism, Wicca, the Occult, and just plain old rampant, apostasy. Point of fact, we are moving back to the Roman era view of religion, which everything was tolerated, except biblical Christianity.
The last pillar in the strength of a nation, centers on the family unit. The traditional (as in the last 6,000 years) has been a man, a woman, and their offspring. The traditional way in which this family unit comes together, is in some form of marriage ceremony between a man and his wife. Where we are today, is that marriage has been redefined to mean a person can marry anyone (or anything) they want. Furthermore, a person can and should shed the biological markers they were born with, and self-identify as something else.
Since our nation is the world’s lone superpower, and we have decided to abandon objective truth for subjective reasoning, we should not be surprised when the world follows suit. This is not to say that issues such as homosexuality, transgenderism, pornography, divorce, militant feminism, abortion, etc. have not been an issue in the past, because they have. However, the last nail in the coffin as it were, is when a society begins to treat and enforce this abandonment of reason as “the new normal.” When a society reaches this point, there is no turning back.
In summary: the glorification of lawlessness, socialism, political correctness, race riots (ethnos against ethnos), and the rise of anarchists, are primarily due to the secularization of public education. The promulgation of easy divorce, abortion on demand, and the aggressive promotion of the LGBTXYZ agenda in every spectrum has led to a dismantlement of the nuclear family. The blurring of gender roles and the insanity of self-identification has confused beyond measure, this current generation. The massive and unsustainable debt, fueled in part by government corruption and endless-wars. The irreparable political division, corrupt media, legitimization of illegal immigration, and sanctuary cities are further factionalizing our nation. The result of which is massive increases in violent crime and a return of viruses and illnesses that had previously been eradicated in the United States. Finally, a devout and committed globalist shadow government (the deep state) intent on overthrowing our legitimate authorities keeps our government from ever being fixed.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” – 1 John 4:1-3
All of these are the symptoms of a nation steeped in the spirit of Antichrist. Therefore, the natural state of any nation given over by God must be one succumbing to its own horrors. Although he was able to slow some of this down, we were foolish to think that President Trump could really Make America Great Again. Our nation is sick on so many levels; having a decent Executive Branch of government is like putting a Band-Aid on a terminal cancer patient.
Just as the collapse of the USSR signaled the end of the Cold War era, so too will the collapse of the USA signal the end of Western Civilization as we know it. What began in rocky cliffs along the Aegean Sea with the ancient Greeks will end on the fruited plains of a post-modern America. It is difficult to say how exactly our end will come, or how soon, but one scenario seems to make the most sense, which is the Rapture of the Church.
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
Jesus said that His return would be at a time very similar to the days of Noah and Lot (Luke 17:26-30). There are two interesting comparisons made regarding the timeframe of His return at the end of the age. First, God was longsuffering in the days leading up to Noah’s flood. For 120 years as Noah built the ark, he also preached the coming judgment, but no one listened. In Lot’s case, the judgment came suddenly, and only he and his wife and daughters made it out of Sodom alive. In both instances, the society’s they lived in were rampantly evil. These societies had reached the point to where they normalized wickedness, and the believers (Noah and Lot) were increasingly oppressed (2 Peter 2:7).
We live in a day and age where: Homosexuality is a protected class, abortion on demand is a legal right, transgenderism is being pushed on our children, Christianity is removed from every facet of government and education, and the churches (to a great extent) are falling like dominos succumbing to the pressures of accommodating this antichrist spirit. In fact, when the world at large reaches this point of wickedness (as it did in Noah’s day), the earth itself will groan under the terrible weight of judgment coming against it. Nature itself will revolt against mankind and this is evidenced in the overall increase of natural disasters that keep occurring with greater frequency and intensity.
The final piece to the convergence is the separation of the natural and supernatural. At the conception of the church age (Acts 2-Pentecost), the Holy Spirit was given to us and took on the new role as Restrainer (2 Thess. 2:7) to protect the Church during its gestation period. What this restraint has done, has prevented the demonic spirits from completely manifesting in our day (Ephesians 6:12). So far, this restraint has lasted some two-thousand years. But the Church will not remain in utero forever, for there is a definitive point in which God will deliver the multi-membered body of Christ into glory (Romans 11:25), which will remove the restraint placed against the demonic realms.
Just as in the birth pangs signal the coming birth of a child, the signs Jesus gave us in the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21) would herald the coming birth of the Church at the Rapture of the Church (Romans 8:23-25, Philippians 3:20-21). Keep in mind; these signs have been present since Jesus walked the earth. What He keyed in on was not that they would happen, but that all of these signs would happen altogether with greater frequency and intensity until the end of the age.
– Wars, rumors of war
– False messiahs
– Signs in the sun, moon, and stars
– Distress of nations with perplexity
Therefore, the final sign that signals the culmination of all these Olivet Discourse birth pang signs and that is the increase of the supernatural. The supernatural (or paranormal) are a result of the upsurge in wickedness, which has already begun to “thin” the veil separating the natural from the supernatural. We have seen an unprecedented increase in the paranormal and extra-terrestrial in just the past century alone. The Rapture and the removal of the Holy Spirit’s role as Restrainer, will absolutely remove that veil altogether. This means that the supernatural will be the “new normal” during the final week of years much as it was in the years leading up to Noah’s flood (Gen. 6:1-4).
While it may appear too many that turn of the tide has only brought in a flood of evil, and the days appear to be dark and without hope, remember, the two major signs- Israel and convergence. If things already seem to be coming to a head regarding all these matters, then we are even closer than we can possibly imagine to our Lord’s return. So take heart and hope, and remember what Jesus said regarding the times in which we live,
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” – Luke 21:25-28