The Deal of the Century

Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate. Daniel 9:27

In 1993, a newly elected President Clinton hosted the Oslo Peace Accords in the White House Rose Garden. This was hailed to be the end of a six-year violent Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada. However, seven-years later, the Oslo Peace Accords were in tatters as violence began again. Not only did it bring about a bloody and violent second intifada, it also splintered the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) into a second faction, Hamas, which would come to take control of the Gaza Strip. The Second Intifada signaled the end of this utopic hallucination of Middle East peace, as well as, much speculation by prophecy watchers about whether Oslo was Daniel 9:27 in the making.

Fast forward through time for the next 20-years: 9/11, US military wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, global economic mortgage and bank crisis, the Arab Spring, ISIS, Libyan and Syrian Civil War peace in the Middle East seemed as dead a prospect as bell-bottoms, disco, and mullets.

But God.

Not only did the most unlikely candidate, win the most seemingly unwinnable election, but Donald Trump had an ace up his sleeve…God’s timing.

It would seem that 1993 was not the right time or the right place, nor Clinton, Rabin, or Arafat the right players. Even before running for office, Donald J. Trump had a decades-long, personal friendship with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, along with his daughter Ivanka Trump, are practice Orthodox Judaism.

Then-candidate Trump campaigned on the promise to not only recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital, but he also promised to move our embassy there.

Then he did.

Then President (Art of the Deal) Trump had the audacity to declare the coming “Deal of the Century,” between Israel and the Arab world on January 28, 2020. Then the Chinese Corona-virus swept the globe. Democrats and globalists were slow to abandon their failed impeachment attempt and recognize the breadth and scope of just how far reaching the virus would spread, but they were quick to politicize it once they did. It seemed as if the whole forces of the world were stacked against this peace process from moving forward. Then the details and news of the “Deal of the Century” went silent. Prophecy watchers waited in anticipation for any new, news of this coming peace deal. After a summer of protests, riots, statue desecrations, and anarchy wore on, the threat of the virus began to wane that the news broke in early August that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would sign a normalization agreement with Israel.

What makes the recent (August 2020) Jared Kushner/Trump deal (dubbed the Abraham Accord) with the United Arab Emirates and now Bahrain as well, unique, is that it offers not just peace, but full normalization. That means shared airspace. Shared technologies. Opening economies. Tourism. Everything. Quoting Daymond Duck-

Kushner believes another Arab nation will make peace with Israel in a matter of months and all 22 Arab nations will eventually recognize the existence of Israel (Note: On Sept. 3, 2020, it was reported that Bahrain will likely normalize relations before Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 18, and as many as 20 Muslim nations could do it in the next two months).

On Sept. 5, 2020, it was reported that Israel and the UAE anticipate signing their agreement in Washington, D.C. during the week of Sept. 14, and they will call their agreement a “treaty of peace.” (Source)

But what is a peace treaty? Is it just a declaration that two nations will officially decide not to march their troops into each other’s cities or stop shooting missiles at each other? Yes and no. Yes, it is an official end of hostilities, for whatever that is worth, but it is not a guarantee of the desired end-state- normalization.

Normalization speaks to the improved relations in all sectors of public and private life and governance. It is diplomatic, it is economic, it is technological, and its improved relations from the street-level all the way up to the heads of state.

For example, even though Jordan and Egypt have peace treaties with Israel, Jews would not step foot in their countries for fear of death. Thus, peace did not bring normalization. Sure, Jordan and Egypt were not firing rockets and attacking Israel anymore, but Jews were not lining up to go there for vacations. Egyptians were not lining up to buy Jewish goods. The importance of normalization is the removal of the stigma of each other’s existence as nations and peoples. For the Jews, this is paramount.

The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates promises to establish normal relations between the two countries. These include business relations, tourism, direct flights, scientific cooperation, and, in time, full diplomatic ties at the ambassadorial level. The Emiratis are unlikely, however, to locate their embassy in Jerusalem. An important component of the Abraham Accord, though not specifically spelled out, is enhanced security cooperation against regional threats, especially from Iran and its proxies. It is important to note that Israel and the UAE reportedly already have security ties, but the agreement brings them into the open. (Source)

The Abraham Accord, aptly named for its importance to the three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) is a reverse approach to the Oslo Peace Accords. Instead of trying to get the Palestinians to abandon their impossible demands (e.g., 1967 boundaries, right of return, division of Jerusalem), the Abraham Accord works from the outside in. Setting aside any division of land or halting of Jewish expansion by way of settlements, it’s aims are to build a coalition of Arab nations who through normalization, put pressure on the Palestinians to get on board the ‘peace train.’ Israel, in return, gets normalization from upwards of 22 of her Arab-neighbors. Aside from Egypt and Jordan who already have peace deals with Israel, the two nations of UAE and Bahrain have joined the Abraham Accord. Presumably, many others will follow suit, especially when Trump wins reelection.

 Most important is to establish a new regional alliance, based on the Arab Peace Initiative first proposed by Saudi Arabia in 2002 that is still valid until today. It would actually be a defense treaty between Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Israel. Its strategic goal would be building a military and technological shield against Iran. It would develop and produce a Star Wars-like project much like President Ronald Reagan’s to forestall and pre-empt the Iranian ballistic nuclear arsenal; this would be the result of scientific and financial cooperation among the member states. This new alliance will have additional defensive tasks in thwarting terrorism and subversion in the Middle East. (Source)

Of course, the number one factor driving all of this for Israel is peace. The number factor from the Arab perspective is security. In other words, for the first time in history, the two sides (Jews and Arabs) have a valid reason to unite. 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. 1st Thess. 5:3.

UAE, and presumably the rest of the Gulf States due to their proximity, fear Iran more than they hate Israel. Nevertheless, the Palestinians are not having any of this. With President Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and his halting of financial aid to them, there is no love lost between this administration and the divided Palestinian political factions (PLO and Hamas). Still, with normalization efforts ongoing with the Arab world, the Palestinians days may be numbered.

Within the region, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Oman publicly welcomed the Abraham Accord. Saudi Arabia has remained silent, though there is significant speculation among analysts that this nonreaction is a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman supports the agreement but is constrained because his father, the king, opposes normalization with Israel. Iran, Qatar, and Turkey have all criticized the accord, with the latter threatening to withdraw its ambassador from Abu Dhabi. Civil society organizations throughout the region remain steadfast in their opposition to normalizing relations with Israel. These include groups in the Gulf, which have spoken out specifically against the Israeli-Emirati agreement. (Source)

Gog, Magog, and the Axis of Resistance

In 2006, in the midst of a fierce war between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice famously stated that the world was witnessing the “birth pangs of a new Middle East.” She was right—but not in the sense she had hoped. Instead of disempowering Hezbollah and its sponsor, Iran, the war only augmented the strength and prestige of what is known as the “axis of resistance,” a power bloc that includes Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas in Palestine. (Source) (2017)

In 1979, two significant revolutions took place in the Middle East. Most remember the dramatic Iranian revolution with the over throw of the Shah and taking over the US Embassy in Tehran. However, the other revolution was in Saudi Arabia. This was the same year that the Wahhabis took their Islamic conservativism to extremes in what had been a moderate, Sunni Muslim nation. Forty-years, fracking, and a technologically advanced world later, the Saudis have had to come to terms with their own demons. They realized after 9/11, how toxic they had become as well as realizing that their oil wealth would not last forever. They had to find new streams of revenue to finance their otherwise, resource strapped-nation. Nevertheless, this attempt at reform did not sway the Wahhabi purists in Saudi Arabia who wanted to fund their endless Jihad.

The Iranian Regime on the other hand, have not yet come to terms with their extremism. Granted, it is more the regime (leadership) than the people themselves who still maintain its suicidal and homicidal ideations, but the government still has the keys to the kingdom. Their “Twelver” eschatology is driving them to bring chaos to the world in order to unleash their Mahdi, and ultimately, the end of days. 

Millenarianism, or “end of days” messianic speculation, is thriving and evolving — and being weaponized by both Sunni and Shia radical movements – as evidenced by the Islamic State on one side, and Hezbollah and other Iranian proxies on the other. While still limited and contained, the potential of such visions to metastasize and explode into conflict is considerable. In both the Sunni and Shia domains, millenarianism is gaining in relevance, substance, and structure.  This essay considers the origins and dynamics of this movement and concludes with a brief suggestion about how best to counter it. (Source)

The Sunnis attempted to match the Twelver’s devotion to the end-time by unleashing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but ultimately ran into a brick wall called the last Trump. Donald Trump that is. With ISIS defeated in Trump’s first year of office, and the Muslim Brotherhood on the outs pretty much everywhere, the Saudis had secretly turned to Trump and Israel as means of last resorts. An undercurrent of secret communications/discussions/agreements finally became known this year with the evolution of the Abraham Accord. 

This turn of events has given new life to Iran’s extremism. With the Iranian people largely on the outs with their own government (see Green Revolution), Iran (formerly Persia) has had to outsource much of their violence to disenfranchised Middle Easterner’s and North Africans to rebuild their Shiite Caliphate. However, Turkey’s Prime Minister/Autocrat, Tayyip Erdogan, would not, could not; let Iran run away with the monopoly on caliphate building. Erdogan was determined to restore the might and greatness of the Ottoman Empire. According to Efraim Inbar, the president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security said this,

He noted that Erdoğan is not only a leader with an Islamist ideology, but a realpolitik player. Turkey is in Iraq and Syria, and has a military base in Qatar and in Somalia. Erdoğan tried to build a base in Sudan, and now he is busy in Libya. As part of this new Turkish nationalism, he is challenging the border with Greece, essentially seeking to reverse the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which officially ended the Ottoman Empire.

“There is a fusion here of nationalism and Islamism between Turkish nationalism with its roots in Islam, the Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire,” said Inbar. “There is a clear alliance between Turkey and Qatar, which both support the Muslim Brotherhood.” (Source)

Just as the Jews and Arabs are finding common ground, primarily over common enemies, the same holds true for this growing Axis of Resistance. For the first time in history, both Turkey and Iran (who formerly held major empires over the Middle East) now find themselves with their aligned interests. While this is a bit of speculation on my part, the Ayatollah and Erdogan may want to split their Caliphate down the middle, much the same way the Roman Empire eventually split between eastern and western halves. What they also have in common, is a neutral-ally by the name of Russia who is helping arm and manage their forces throughout the region.

MOSCOW – The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call, emphasizing the need to promote a political settlement for the nine-year conflict. Russia and Iran have staunchly supported Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the country’s war, while Turkey has backed his foes. However, the three countries have pooled their efforts to help end hostilities. [July 1st, 2020] (Source)

At present, Russia, Turkey, and Iran are at odds over the dumpster-fire that is Syria. However, they are now working together to end this division. Both Russia and Turkey are presently at odds over the future of Libya. At some point in the very near past, Russia, Turkey, and Iran have decided to align their interests in regards to Syria and Libya, and begin to solidify their stranglehold over the Middle East. In fact, I would venture to say that this alliance will solidify as we move into Trump’s fifth year in office. The reason I believe this will happen sooner, rather than later, is that all three are watching this Trump-led alliance fall in line with the Abraham Accord, and they will use this as the motivation to set their differences aside and work together. It is also very possible, that we could also see the formation of a new Syria very soon, with Bashar Assad stepping aside and Damascus being rebuilt (or at least getting the rubble out of the way). Damascus (as well as the rest of Syria) presents real, geopolitical interests to all three nations, and I expect that given the present prophetic winds, they will move in quickly. Might this new Axis of Resistance be the Gog-Magog coalition that Ezekiel prophesied about some 2,600 years ago?

Cyrus, Trump, and the Third Temple

In conclusion, let me sum up a few things about where I believe things are headed by way of bulletined summary. [Disclaimer, I could be wildly wrong-this is just my theory].

  1. I believe the Abraham Accord IS THE covenant that will be confirmed in Daniel 9:27, albeit, with modifications. The last Middle East ‘peace plan’ was in 1993, almost forty-years ago, and it was dead on arrival. 
  2. Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently second in line to the Saudi throne. He is onboard with the Abraham Accord, but his father is not. This is in part, why I believe his father (the King) will die at some point in Trump’s second term. This is in part, why I believe Trump wins a second term, because the Democrats would all but dismantle this the second they took over. More importantly, Saudi’s entrance into the Accord will be the pièce de résistance that causes the domino effect for others to join
  3. As the Abraham Accord shores up its Sunni-Israeli alliance, the Axis of Resistance (Gog-Magog, et. al.) will also form along aligned interests merging in both Libya and Syria.
  4. The Rapture-event becomes the trigger for the Gog-Magog invasion of Israel. The Rapture will throw the US into disarray, which means, it will throw much of the Western-world (Europe, Australia, Japan, etc.) into economic disarray as well. The opportunity to attack Israel will be too enticing for the Gog-Magog coalition to resist because they know (or think) no one will come to their aid.
  5. The Sunni-Abraham Accord participants will lodge their protests at what is taking place, but will not lift a finger to help. They want no part of what is about to happen to tiny Israel.
  6. God supernaturally (or naturally for Him I suppose) destroys Damascus (Isaiah 17) and this coalition, so much so, that Israel becomes the new powerhouse in the Middle East. “Last man standing” syndrome.
  7. Not only will this divine victory expand their national borders by absorbing parts of Syria and Lebanon, but will also give them the confidence to build their Third Temple on the Temple Mount. I assume that the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are either severely damaged or destroyed during this event.
  8. At some point, either before or after Ezekiel 38, the Two Witnesses come on the scene and the Ark of the Covenant is found. These Two are hailed as heroes at first, but will quickly become a thorn in everyone’s side as Israel enters into this newly packaged Abraham Accord.
  9. After the Rapture and the Gog-Magog War, there will be a brief bout of global anarchy and chaos as power struggles ensue to fill the void of the USA, Russia, Turkey, and Iran. At this point, the United Nations decides to divide the world into ten regions to better manage the recent turn of events. One of the regions will be the Mediterranean Union.
  10. The new Abraham Accord will not just be Israeli/Sunni anymore, but will include a newly energized Mediterranean Union who is led by lawless one himself, the rider on the white horse, Mr. Antichrist.

All of these events will take place roughly over the course of 3-4 years. Many in Israel have equated Donald Trump as being synonymous with the Medo-Persian King Cyrus, for all of his seemingly impossible-yet achieved, political efforts. What I mean to say is Trump is instrumental to Bible prophecy at this point, for him to lose to someone like Biden-Harris. It begins with Donald Trump’s reelection in 2020, and then followed by the death of King Salman. After his death, his son Mohammed bin Salman brings Saudi Arabia into the Accord and subsequent domino effect of Sunni nations follow suit. This allows Israel to let her guard down, which is followed by the Rapture of the Church. The Rapture becomes the catalyst for the Gog-Magog War, which, after being destroyed, allows Israel to rebuild her third temple. At some point in this time frame, the Two Witnesses arrive as the world divides back into ten regions. One of those regions is the Mediterranean Union (see UfM). Islam as a major world religion is neutered (Shia-Turkic-Balkan) leaving only a weakened version of Sunni. Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) begins consolidating her power; one-man rises to the top of their hierarchy by election (see EU Super-President). He is the one who renegotiates the Abraham Accord with Israel (and the many) to be included in this new regional power structure.

Again, I could wrong on my understanding of how things shake out, therefore, I am not wedded to these thoughts, nor are they hills upon which I want to plant my battle flag. Ultimately, things will happen according to God’s will and timing, but it is fun to see what we think will happen in the months and years ahead. Nevertheless, preach the Gospel, and be ready in season and out. Keep praying for the peace of Jerusalem, and keep looking up, because our redemption draws near.

Maranatha!

Enemy in the Gates

Enemy in the Gates

By Pete Garcia

In the winter of 367, the Roman garrison on Hadrian’s Wall rebelled, and allowed Picts from Caledonia to enter Britannia. Simultaneously, Attacotti, the Scotti from Hibernia, and Saxons from Germania landed in what might have been coordinated and pre-arranged waves on the island’s mid-western and southeastern borders, respectively. Franks and Saxons also landed in northern Gaul. These warbands managed to overwhelm nearly all of the loyal Roman outposts and settlements. The entire western and northern areas of Britannia were overwhelmed, the cities sacked and the civilian Romano-British murdered, raped, or enslaved. (Barbarica ConspiratioWikipedia)

Nearly two-millennia ago, various groups of barbarians attacked the Roman provinces of Britannia and northern Gaul (modern day France), in a series of violent and seemingly pre-coordinated attacks. This was quite the feat considering the primitive communications of that era, as well as the vast distances, and conflicting interests of the groups involved. The attacks lasted for nearly a year, and did considerable damage to both the lands and people, as well as the Roman prestige of Pax Romana. While the Romans eventually regained military control over their provinces, these areas would never truly be the same again. Now, fast-forward 1,653 years to an age where the United States (modeled in part after Rome) is the primary super-power on the planet. Is it crazy or unreasonable to believe that in an era of

  • instantaneous global communications
  • limitless global financial resources
  • countless social media platforms
  • overwhelmingly hostile and propagandist media organizations
  • numerous Marxist/Islamic/Progressive-leaning academic centers

…that the existence of an unseen, shadow government operating just below the surface of our own elected government, is somehow an impossibility? Is it conspiratorial to believe that when global leaders speak of a global reset, what that they really mean is dethroning the United States as the world’s superpower?

Since January 2020, the world has been subjected to a massive, global faux pandemic designed to do two things. First, it was designed to drive the world into a state of crisis and panic. Secondly, it capitalized off the first part (crisis) to condition the world into shutting down the global economy as well as accepting a global solution. The intent was to crash the global economy, and force it to turn to a new, digital, global currency, which would effectively, end national sovereignty.

But God already knew what they were scheming.

In 2016, the United States elected one of the most seemingly, unelectable men to the highest office in the world. The phenomenon that was the Trump-2016 election was in reality, a miracle. Despite having pitted against him, the following-

  • Hostile media
  • Hostile foreign governments
  • Hostile academia
  • Hostile Hollywood
  • Hostile foreign press
  • Hostile outgoing administration
  • Hostile shadow government

Trump still won a shocking victory. In fact, his victory was so decisive, that Clinton conceded that night without even contesting it. They were reeling, so assured by all the above that they would defeat Trump in such a lopsided landslide that they had not even considered the possibility that she could lose.

But God had already picked His candidate.

Infuriated, the Democrats, their unelected shadow network of contractors and nameless/faceless government bureaucrats, the Deep State (shadow intelligence networks), and the outgoing Obama administration, made it their mission, to destroy the Trump presidency. They attacked him and everyone close to him, relentlessly. In fact, anyone who had even the slightest dirt on them (all of which was before he took office), were quickly picked off and targeted for destruction (R. Stone, M. Flynn, M. Manafort, etc.)  

However, Trump is a no-holds barred, take no prisoner, scorched earth, New Yorker who had been brought up through the ranks of the democrat elites. He knew how they fought. He knew how to fight back. Even better, he knew all their secrets. When they hit him, he hit them back twice as hard, with everything his bully pulpit would give him. He went on to success after success, building his foundation across a wide swath of everyday American’s, who were sick and tired of progressive liberals telling us how deplorable we were for not accepting their transgendered, homosexual, pedophiliac agendas.

Their attempts to unseat Trump failed not once, but three times. In their desperation, they unleashed their agenda, years ahead of schedule. The original intent by the shadow government was that one of the establishment Republican candidates would win the party nomination. He would go on to lose the general population election (lose with dignity), and that Hillary Clinton would continue the Obama Administration’s policy of grinding American’s down for another eight-years. Their intent was to use the years from 2020-2030 to get America to the point where we had no other choice but to subjugate ourselves to a global government.

But God decided to use His own timeline.

Much to everyone’s surprise, President Trump unleashed the power of the American economy like has not been seen since the 1980s. President Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, which had been held in political/diplomatic hostage negotiations since the 1967 Six-Day War. President Trump began dismantling the shadow government. President Trump began renegotiating terrible political deals, which guaranteed nuclear weapons to Iran, unchecked trade imbalances with China, and one-sided military aid to nations who do not pay for their own share of their own security. In other words, Trump began derailing the globalist agenda the democrat and establishment republicans had been aggressively building since George. H. W. Bush.

However, as the fears of the coronavirus began to subside, the artificial state of crisis needed to be maintained. Almost as if in pre-coordinated manner, a bizarre, almost, staged racial incident involving the horrendous death of George Floyd unleashed a summer of racial strife, riots, vandalism, looting, and general lawlessness across the nation. However, not just our nation, but around the world people protested the unlawful killing of unarmed black men in America by a police officer. As I said then, I will say again. All of this was designed to pin on President Trump to diminish his rise in popularity with the black community.

As terrible as this crime against Floyd was, it pales in comparison to the rest of the deaths of blacks suffer on the national level. Here is where the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement comes into focus. Originally founded in 2013 after the Trayvon Martin shooting, BLM would gain attention through the nonstop publicity provided by the national mainstream media, albeit briefly. George Floyd’s death came on the heels of a 60-day nation-wide shutdown/quarantine. Not only that, but the nature/manner of Floyd’s death was so egregious that no amount of justification could provide any excusable recourse for the public to act upon.

The truth is, BLM is not concerned about black lives in general per se, but only black deaths in relation to a very specific manner of death-i.e., death by law enforcement. They ignore the legalized genocide of black babies through abortion. They ignore black on black violence ravaging every city in the nation. They ignore black cops who are killed trying to maintain law and order.

Death by law enforcement is a facade; BLM cleverly uses to disguise their true agenda. BLM (as well as ANTIFA) is an admitted pro-Marxist/Progressive organizations openly committed to the destruction of the United States using “systemic racism” as the means to justify the ends (e.g., deconstruction of law and order). Once law and order are undermined in an area, anarchy and revolution are sure to follow. BLM’s ultimate goal (per the own mission statement) is the destruction of the patriarchal, capitalist, Judeo-Christian, Constitutional Republic America was founded.

So given everything I have just laid out, we can understand where we are by using a little historical context. In other words, where we are now is not a new thing, it is actually, a combination of things. We are in that hybrid moment between the dismantlement of the Roman Republic (from the 1st-century B.C. -Julius to Augustus Caesar) and the proverbial barbarians-at the gate era, four centuries later. The Republic is crumbling from within, due to corruption and internal enemies, as well as the external threats who are funding our demise (e.g., Russia, China, globalist organizations). However, it is becoming obvious now to even our elected officials that all of these attacks/threats are hitting us in a way that no longer feels random or circumstantial.

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Sunday called for a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the funding of recent violent protests that have sprung up across the country, echoing statements made by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was recently attacked while with his wife during the Republican National Convention. “The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots,” Buck tweeted. “My question is: Who are these people?” he continued. “Who paid for their hotel rooms? Who flew them in? Law enforcement needs to look at the funding of violent criminal activity like this. And national Democrats need to confront it. It’s organized. It’s paid for. It’s violent. It’s not about Black lives or any lives; it’s about anarchy and destruction.” Fox News

Even media-propagandists like CNN and presidential candidate Joe Biden are now being forced to publicly condemn the violence, as painful as it is for them to do so.

Assessment

Satan is no dummy. Satan is never going to show the hand he is playing until after the damage is already done. I have made reference to this numerous times over the years, but if we want to see where all this is going, you have to look beyond the headlines.

If Satan is stirring up the masses, it is not just to sow the seeds of chaos, although he does enjoy doing that. Ultimately, he is looking for the reaction from the masses, who will inevitably demand, more control, and less freedom. This is where he wanted to take everyone in the first place, so he has used and is using violent and unhinged groups (e.g., Nazis, Islamists, Marxists, etc.) to get the world to the point, where they demand totalitarian control…and he will give it to them.

For example, the Third Reich was not created solely for killing the Jews, although, from Satan’s perspective, that was an added bonus. Satan stirred up Hitler and stirred up all those who would help create the German Third Reich, to ultimately cause the world to want to unite against things like the Third Reich. It is the Hegelian Dialectic at the strategic level.

Right after 9/11, the US Congress passed the Patriot Act, which was a revamped version of the 1995 Omnibus Counterterrorism Act. This was one of the most invasive forms of legislation ever created by the US government. Moreover, it passed both houses with bipartisan support in a matter of weeks. Now, Satan did not stir up the Muslim hijackers (or their financers) just because he believes their cause is just, or because he wanted to kill Americans. Rather, he used them to attack us, because he knew, we would invoke the legislation that would effectively create a surveillance state.

The surveillance state unleashed the power of the military-industrial-technological industries that soon create the massive intelligence /information /communication/space warfare we see the nations racing towards today. This is the high-level form of warfare that Satan has perfected over the millennia. Satan needs this technology expedited if he is to control the entire world through his man, The Antichrist.

On the ground level, there is another conspiracy afoot. We have enemies in our nation who want nothing more than to see our way of life destroyed. From the Revolutionary War loyalists are destruction not a new sentiment.

If we fast-forward to the aftermath of the Civil War, the Republicans were quick to want reconciliation with the defeated Southern Democrats. The Democrats, however, were still bitter over their humiliating defeat; especially in the Deep South were Union General Sherman oversaw the conquest of Atlanta and other major Confederate cities. Within months of the conclusion of the Civil War, the Confederates, now returning back to being simply “Democrats,” formed what could be considered the first shadow government system. They (the Ku Klux Klan) were the militia arm over their Democrat Party, and were determined to undermine the Republican’s efforts of desegregation and reconciliation against their “invisible empire.”

Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and Black Republican leaders.

Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s. After a period of decline, white Protestant nativist groups revived the Klan in the early 20th century, burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, African Americans and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of Black schools and churches and violence against Black and white activists in the South. (History)

The Democrats were also the home to numerous new socialist/progressives who began fleeing from an increasingly tumultuous Europe around the turn of the 20th-century. Of these groups, one in particular would find sanctuary in the United States, and we are now, witnessing the long-term effects of 100 years of their ideological poisoning.

The Frankfurt School, known more appropriately as Critical Theory, is a philosophical and sociological movement spread across many universities around the world. It was originally located at the Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung), an attached institute at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The Institute was founded in 1923 thanks to a donation by Felix Weil with the aim of developing Marxist studies in Germany. After 1933, the Nazis forced its closure, and the Institute was moved to the United States where it found hospitality at Columbia University in New York City. (Source)

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the Socialists/Progressives/Marxists were considered the left wing fringe, of an already systematically racist Democrat Party. They would spend the next few decades patiently building their foundation through the propagandist indoctrination of seminaries, universities, and eventually, public education. It was here that leftist ideological heavyweights began to radicalize in the 1960s with a culture war, capitalizing on the death of political leaders (JFK, MLK) and during a highly unpopular war in Vietnam. In one university, we see a more insidious form of warfare/terrorism being developed that was designed to break collapse the United States, as we know it.

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven — both longtime members of the Democratic Socialists of America, where Piven today is an honorary chair — the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. (Source)

LBJ’s “Great Society,” in conjunction with a costly-overseas war in Southeast Asia, would achieve just that very goal. By the time President Nixon came into office (1969-74), the U.S. had to abandon the gold standard for a variety of reasons. From there, we went to a free-floating, debt-based, fiat currency. Had that been our sole financial transition, the US would have had collapsed economically decades ago.

However, ingeniously, the US also collaborated with OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) to set all oil prices in US Dollars. This meant, that nations, who needed to buy oil, had to have US currency to do so, which meant, every nation had to keep US greenbacks as their reserve currency. This preserved the status of the US Dollar from then (1971) until the early 2000s.

However, by 2007-08, there were growing signs that America’s financial house of cards was about to come down. Although the Subprime Mortgage Crisis cannot be laid solely at the feet of the democrat party, they did not help matters enforcing financially risky policies promoting socialist-light programs. Like LBJ’s “Great Society,” equal housing policies passed under Carter and Clinton would incentivize the practice of giving loans to those who could not afford them. That, along with out of control hedge fund markets, adjustable-rate mortgages, balloon payments, and increased debt would culminate in the perfect financial storm of 2008. I bring this up not simply to rehash recent history, but to show the first serious attempt by nations to become detached from the US Dollar.

Since the U.S. has long been the most stabilizing financial market force in the world, as well as almost every nation keeping US Dollars as a reserve currency, we have become the world’s greatest liability (should we collapse). Our collapse would absolutely guarantee the financial collapse of every other country in the world. This is what and why people like Cloward, Piven, George Soros, Obama, Clinton, and countless other globalists are working over-time to use the COVID-19 crisis, to achieve hasten our demise. The upcoming 51st annual meeting of the Web Economic Forum (WEF) is a perfect example of this.

‘The Great Reset’ will be the theme of this unique twin summit in January 2021…The WEF, which describes itself as an international organisation for public-private partnership, said ‘The Great Reset’ is a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of economic and social systems for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future. “It requires a new social contract centred on human dignity, social justice and where societal progress does not fall behind …United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “The great reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy must be a wake-up call. We must build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and the many other global changes we face.” Schwab said COVID-19 has accelerated the world’s transition into the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, while this global pandemic has also demonstrated again how interconnected everyone is… (Source) (Emphasis mine)

While all the flowery language sounds appealing on the surface, the reality of what these globalists are proposing is nothing more than equally shared misery. It is socialism. It is redistributing wealth from those who have, to those who have not (and create not). This recipe has been tried many, many times and it never works. However, their proposal here is that the reason it has not worked, because it has not been tried everywhere at the same time.

Their Great Reset agenda is already couched in the United Nation’s Agenda 2030. It ignores the recipe for actual economic success (see Trump’s economic recovery from the Obama-era recession), and dedicates their seemingly limitless resources to creating a world that erases borders, national sovereignty, individual rights, and liberty all in the name of equality. What it will create, is a techno-oligarchical conglomerate of an upper class, and everyone else.

Conclusion

As we approach the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded of the great evils that exist in our world. The 9/11 hijackers were not random men who all of sudden decided to kill innocent Americans. They were put together, trained, and financed to carry out this mission. Think about how much our world has changed since that one event 19 years ago.

I have spent numerous hours on the previous five articles (The Death of a Nation, Civil War and the Coming New World Order, American Pie, the Great Reset, and the Last Trump Rapture) explaining ad nausea, why the left is determined to create a singular new world order. Most of these people do not even understand why they are so determined to do this. The true enemy is not these people (as misguided as they are), the true enemy is Satan, and those demonic forces seeking still to overthrow God’s authority. These leftists and globalists are being manipulated like human puppets on marionette strings, dancing to the tune of older, darker, forces. From Revelation 13;  

  1. The rise of a regional (then global) government

Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority… (vs 1-3)

  1. The global government, led by Antichrist, gains global authority

It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. (vs. 7)

  1. The Antichrist’s right hand man, the False Prophet, then directs all peoples to worship him

…Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (vs. 11-12)

  1. These two men control ALL buying and selling (everything financial) using some new technology.

…He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (vs. 16-17)

So not a matter of if, but when; this is where Scripture says the world will end up during the last seven-years of human history. However, in order for these things to come to pass, three things are needed.

  • The technology to implement the ascribed authoritative control
  • The societal degradation for people to blaspheme God and worship a man
  • The right crisis to cause people to embrace radical change

It used to be that the barbarians were over there. That is why we went over there to fight them so they did not come here. Then they were at the gates (9/11, border crisis, etc.). As we have come to find out, they have been among us all along.

Right now as you read this, someone is aggressively funding these efforts to overthrow our way of life, so that it causes the entire world to need a Great Reset. The world NEEDS the right crisis (collapsing the US) to make the Great ResetAgenda 2020Agenda 2030, the Green New Deal, etc. more than just words, but reality.

As hard as they have tried with the Coronavirus 2.0, the Wuhan Flu is not panning out to be the crisis they wanted it so desperately to become. This tells me two things: first, it will take something even worse to cause people going forward to actually react, and secondly, they (global and national governments) are learning from this present one, on what to do (and not do) during a “crisis.”

The reasons why globalists are funding their own demise (national and corporate suicide) through fake crises and social justice, is as antithetical as Hitler’s reasoning for opening a two-front war with the West and the Soviet Union. It does not make sense from a human perspective, which tells me there is another agenda afoot. A darker, spiritual one, which is operating on another level. This is probably why these decisions, appear nonsensical to us mere mortals.

At present, the US is the largest stabilizing force on the planet. The “Great Reset” only makes sense in a world where the US ceases to exist. Someone is organizing these efforts today to sow anarchy and lawlessness in America’s largest cities in an effort to hasten that reality. While we common-folk already know who that someone is (George Soros), he is not the only one. Furthermore, to speak his name causes us to automatically be labeled conspiracy theorists.

However, as Senator Paul rightfully noted, these rioters are receiving money from somewhere. Do the rioters not work? How do they pay their bills? How do they pay for food? Fuel? Hotel rooms? Why are corporations giving millions of dollars to anarchist and Marxist organizations who are then rioting, looting, and burning down their stores? These are all legitimate questions that should be asked. Although we know where this ultimately ends up, as long as we have breath in our lungs, we should never tolerate evil. And what we have going on in the streets, is organized evil. As Victor Davis Hanson rightfully noted, this coming election is not about Democrat versus Republican, nor even capitalism vs. socialism, but civilization vs. anarchy.

The light of the day is quickly dying, and night is coming soon. Continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to all those who God puts in our lives. Continue to pray for this nation and for Trump so that perhaps, one last revival can glean what is left of the harvest.

For those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the ONLY escape from this coming global testing, is by placing your sincere faith and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your sins today. If you miss the Rapture of the Church (the sudden disappearance of millions of people), the world will enter into a time that will be worse than any other in human history. It will be hell on earth. The only escape is by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ and becoming part of the bride of Christ today.

…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9-13

 

The Island of Misfit Toys by Pete Garcia

Several weeks ago, many of us got a major shock when we found out the Omega Letter website was finally closing its doors after seventeen-year run online. Upon hearing the bad news, one of the member faithful commented in the forums, well, sh*$. Probably not the most Christian response one could give, but perhaps the most human.

For many, the Omega Letter had long been a church to the churchless. It was a respite for the weary. A lighthouse on an island amongst a sea of internet ministries. The light the Omega Letter helped shine, provided direction, clarity, and safe-passage for those trying to navigate the often-murky waters of how bible prophecy fits into our world today. The Omega Letter was also a house of prayer; where many could help lift each other up and help bear each other’s burdens in these last days. In those regards, many in the member forums became like family.

Jack Kinsella’s sudden death in 2013 rocked many within the Pre-Tribulation/ Dispensational communities. He was well known and well respected for his astute insights and articulate prose. Many wondered if the OL doors would have shuddered even back then, but we (the staff writers) kept writing. We continued to do so long as the family decided to keep the lights on. Even as devastated as many within our small (and shrinking) communities were about the loss of Jack (along with all the other solid Bible teachers we have lost as of late), the world never noticed.

There was no media coverage. No biographies in the New York Times or other papers of note. No mention at all except for those from within the Pre-Trib community. It was as if the world never even noticed. I am sure from their perspective; people like us at the Omega Letter are just a bunch of backwards, knuckle dragging, bible-thumpers. I am also sure from the mainstream churches perspective that we are on the fringe. We are truly like the island of misfit toys that no one wants or cares about, the proverbial tin-foil hat brigade.

Perhaps that is all true as well.

Many of us (myself included) are poor, broken, flawed, and unwanted. In and of ourselves, we have little strength (or chance) to stand against the overwhelming rising tide of apathy and evil that is sweeping across our land. It was along this vein by which a world, whom is increasingly being given over to its own demise, that we should become a safe harbor for the shipwrecked and destitute. It was not heaven or perfection the Omega Letter offered, but a refuge from the storm for those weary of wandering. A warm, cozy place they could sit and stay a spell. What Jack began, we carried on for another five years in his honor. The fact that the OL ran for 17 years is a testament to the integrity and ministry Jack left behind.

I would like to think Jack is beaming down on us from Heaven right now, proud that his life and legacy continued for as long as it had after his death. That the readers and writers faithfully continued to contribute in this labor of love, devoting hundreds of hours of study, prayer, and research into this little corner of the internet. We fearlessly put our thoughts and ideas to pen and paper each day, contributing to a family who, for the most part, we have never met. Moreover, with the Omega Letter’s closing, most of us will go our own separate ways. Some of us will continue to write in our own venues, but we individually, will never have the same magic we had together collectively.

Speaking personally, writing can be a heavy burden when done faithfully, consistently, and honestly. I would devote many hours each week to give the very best analysis and insight I could with the limited time I had in which to do it. And as always, I did so gratis. That is not to brag or to pat myself on my back for the seven-years and over 350 articles published. I did so because this was where God wanted me to serve. I think we all believed this to be a labor of love, one in which we all served willingly.

With that said, this is my final article for the Omega Letter.

It seems just as surreal saying this, as I am sure it is many of you reading this. Thank you (the faithful readers) for supporting the Omega Letter over the years. A heartfelt thanks to Jack, Gayle, Kari, the Kinsella family, and my fellow OL writers (Alf, Wendy, JL, Steve, Rebecca, Frank, and Ed) for a wonderful experience and journey over the years. Thanks for continuing for another five years when it would have been so much easier to just let the website close back in 2013.

Lord willing, I will continue with my own little island refuge for the time being for anyone who cares to stop by and stay a spell (www.rev310.wordpress.com). You can also read my articles at Rapture Ready and Rapture Forums when they post them. Let me close with my favorite passage, and I hope that it brings you much joy and peace in the time we have left, as it has done for me over the years.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18

Until we meet again, Maranatha!

The End is Nigh: Ten Reasons Why by Pete Garcia

While it is impossible to know the day or hour of the Rapture of the Church (Mark 13:32), it is however, possible to recognize the season of His return and our subsequent deliverance (1st Thess. 5:1-3, Hebrews 10:25). For those who would assert our ability to even wonder when Christ could return as soft date setting, just remember that Christ chastised the Pharisees’ and Sadducees, as well as the city of Jerusalem, for not recognizing the season of their visitation (Matt. 16:1-4, Luke 19:41-44). 

We are to be actively watching and waiting for the Lord’s soon return (Luke 12:37). This does not mean we sell all of our belongings and move to a mountaintop to idly wait, but to live our lives recognizing that our departure is soon at hand. We are to hold loosely to the things of this life, and to understand the temporary nature of our current existence. When we do this, we renew and sustain our hope and faith in Christ, whilst living in a world that is aggressively falling apart. 

With that, I have put together ten definitive signs that point to the very soon return of Christ for His Church. However, there is a bit of a divine-paradox going on here. The Rapture of the Church is the only sign-less event noted in Scripture. Every other prophetic event has either signs for, or other things that lead up to it. The Rapture does not. 

So how can see evidence for an event that has no preliminary evidence?

The Bible plainly teaches that the Rapture happens before (or pre) Daniel’s 70th Week (aka…The Tribulation or the time of Jacob’s Trouble). There are two primary purposes for the Tribulation: 1) to discipline Israel and bring her back into relationship with God, 2) to destroy all the Christ-rejecting nations of the world in their current state (Jeremiah 30:7-11). Since the Church could not exist in the first 69 Weeks of Daniel, we should be able to conclude with confidence that it will not in the 70th Week of Daniel. 

Furthermore, the 70 Weeks of Daniel were exclusively determined for the Jews, and Jerusalem. As members of the Church (i.e., the multi-membered, corporate, body of Christ), we are only beneficiaries (through Christ) of the six must-happen things listed in Daniel 9:24 which MUST find their fulfillment at the conclusion of the 70th Week:

  • finish the transgression
  • make an end of sins
  • make reconciliation for iniquity
  • bring in everlasting righteousness
  • seal up vision and prophecy
  • to anoint the Most Holy

Since national Israel still largely rejects the Messiahship of Jesus to this day, we know that this last week of years must yet be future. Besides, if we are already seeing signs for events that happen after the Rapture, naturally, the Rapture must then be all the sooner. Therefore, since we cannot look for signs of the Rapture itself, we must look for signs of Daniel’s 70th Week. 

1. Israel. Clearly, the super-sign of the end times is the rebirth of the nation of Israel. The reason we can be certain it is the super-sign, is because there is no other explanation for the supernatural hatred for her existence amongst the nations. Not even the most tyrannical nation on the planet, North Korea, evokes as much vitriol from the leftists, godless, socialists, and Islamists as does Israel. The world has not seen this level of Anti-Semitism since the pre-World War II days in Europe. Unfortunately, this demonic hatred is not only at the geopolitical level, but also even within Christendom. Movements like Reformed and Covenant theology, as well as eschatological positions of Amillennialism, Preterism, and Post-Millennialism, were all designed to discredit Israel’s legitimacy as both a nation, and as the rightful heirs of the Genesis 15 endowment. Deuteronomy 30:1-10, Ezekiel 37

2. Jerusalem. The fact that Jerusalem is back under Israeli control, especially in light of how she reacquired it, is simply miraculous. Moreover, since 1967, the world has furiously tried to wrest control of Jerusalem back out of Israeli hands. However, as of December 6th, 2017, President Donald Trump became the first gentile world leader (in over 2,500 years) to officially recognize her as the sovereign capital of the nation of Israel further enraging anti-Semites around the world.  Zechariah 12:3, Luke 21:24

3. Damascus. Isaiah 17 predicts this Syrian city’s ultimate and total destruction as a city. The fact that the Arab Spring has largely blown over and subsided around the rest of the Middle East, but has continued to linger in Syria, speaks to the prophetic nature of the circumstances there. Not only that, but it became the casus belli to draw in the major players mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39.

4. Gog and Magog. The fact that we are seeing this coalition form before our very eyes over Syria is a sure sign that the Rapture of the church is extremely near. Never before has Russia, Iran, and Turkey (all formerly rival empires) ever collaborated economically, militarily, and politically with a common goal in mind. Listed by their ancient names, modern day Russia, Turkey, and Iran have formed an anti-Israel/US alliance that are currently building their forces literally tens of miles from the Israeli border (to her north). They are not there because they care about Basher Assad, or his regime. They are there because of its proximity to Israel and wealth (spoils). Two things about this stand out to me:

  • Israel’s allies are either unable or unwilling to help (Ezekiel 38:13)
  • God defeats this coalition so spectacularly, that spiritual Israel finally awakens, and the people finally demand to rebuild their third temple (Ez. 39:22, 28-29)

For the past two-thousand years, Jesus has been actively building His body the Church (i.e., the corporate, multi-membered, universal body of Christ- as noted in Matt. 16:18, Col. 3:8-11). The reason this event (Ezekiel 38-39) indicates that the Rapture is near, is that this war is the event where God returns His full attention back to My land Israel and My people the Jews (Ez. 38:16). The Church should no longer be in play on the earth, which makes sense. Again, the Church was not in play in the first 69 Weeks of Daniel’s 70 Week’s, why should we be in the 70th? It seems to me that Gog/Magog serves not only as the weathervane event for the Rapture, but also as the transition period into the final 70th Week.

5. The Kings of the East. While Russia, Turkey, and Iran are inexplicably drawn toward Syria, the US is being inescapably drawn to the other side of the world because of the threat from the East. North Korea (NOKO) has been a thorn in the side of US foreign policy since the 1953 Korean Armistice. However, things have been turned on its head since the election of President Trump and his unwillingness to play politics as usual. Due to a number of factors including nationwide malnutrition and starvation, growing corruption and an escalation of desperation, the status quo of the past is no longer an option for NOKO. Only three outcomes are possible for the Kim regime of North Korea: 

  • War with regime change
  • Denuclearization and reunification
  • Economic Collapse

These are all unacceptable outcomes for the Chinese regime. The Chinese prefers the status quo, because it gives them a measure of leverage over the United States. They also realize that after 17 years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military (in its present state) barely has the capacity, resources, or manpower to conduct itself simultaneously in two major theaters of war as we once did in World War II. The Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia are all key US allies that require our immediate protection should China engage any of them (or us) militarily. This would require the US to shift most or all our assets from around the globe to meet the Chinese military threat. Our unwillingness to come to Israel’s aid in a Gog/Magog scenario may be because we are fully engaged elsewhere and cannot respond militarily.

6. The Pace of Modernization. The new arms race is not nuclear, it is digital. Nations around the world are racing to corner the market on artificial intelligence (AI), crypto-currency, quantum computers, genetic editing/cloning/modifications, data collection and mining, surveillance, lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), and many more. In fact, technological advancements are moving so rapidly today that an inevitable breakthrough in any one of these areas could upend the current geopolitical balance of power. Of particular note is CERN’s experiments (dimensional portals, teleportation, etc.) in Europe, which could rapidly change the balance of power in their favor. Furthermore, AI opens the possibility for demonic entities to inhabit inanimate objects (as opposed to people). If demons can use Ouija boards, imagine what they can do with autonomous (or “sentient”) system and robot.

7. The Inescapable Threat. The world currently faces numerous, seemingly unsolvable crises (real or perceived) that demands global attention. Issues like: Climate change, economic instability, exploding population growth, weaponized immigration, the decline of fiscal currencies and other 20th century legacy institutions, increasingly hybrid forms of terrorism and crime, cosmic threats (comets, asteroids, solar storms, etc.), global travel and pandemics, and natural disasters (super-volcanoes, tsunamis, 9-10.0 earthquakes, etc.). Even the threat of these have caused tremendous anxiety amongst the world’s leaders and populations. Luke 21:25-26

8. Peace and Safety. The more destabilized the world becomes, the more the people will clamor for peace and safety. People will willingly trade their liberty for security, which is what globalists have wanted all along (via the Hegelian dialectic). Although this has been the case for the last thirty-years or more, the call for it has only intensified as the world has increasingly become more unhinged. While this is a passive sign, it is however, the one phrase Paul told us to listen for that would precede immediate the destruction caused by the Rapture. 1st Thess. 5:1-3 

9. Godlessness. The Apostle Peter remarked that in the last days, scoffers would come mocking that Christ had not yet returned (2nd Peter 3:3-4). Paul wrote that in the last days, perilous times would come (2nd Tim. 3:1). Paul’s definition of perilous interestingly enough, does not include war or natural disasters, but how treacherous and wicked men would become. Jesus stated that in the last days, because lawlessness abounded, the love of many would grow cold (Matt. 24:12). Furthermore, Jesus stated that the days surrounding His return would be similar to Noah and Lot’s day, both of which were noted for being exceedingly violent and wicked. Luke 17:26-30

The rise in godlessness and the general lack of fear/respect for God began back in the 19th-century when man first began to progress in both science and technology. This while many humanistic philosophies were simultaneously being developed. Existentialism, Marxism, Darwinism, Secularism, Socialism, Eugenics, Higher and Lower Criticism, etc., were all devoted to either doubt, reinvent, or dismiss God and the Bible. Either through coercion, deception, or manipulation into the public and higher education systems (even seminaries), these humanistic doctrines became the new modern dogma of the left. 

While I believe that most of God’s attributes are limitless, there is one, which I suspect, is not. That is His tolerance of evil. God is longsuffering, but that longsuffering will not go on indefinitely. At some point, God will have to bring judgment upon this earth because His righteousness demands it. Ruth Graham (Billy Graham’s wife) was quoted as having once said that if God does not punish America soon, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Since the left dominates the media and the government (both state and federal), it has wide platforms for promoting these humanistic narratives; their intent being stamping out true, biblical Christianity. Why is there such fierce opposition to Christianity, as opposed to Islam or communism? Both of those have long, sordid, and proven track records of death and violence. 

The answer is that Satan is currently managing this planet, and will tolerate anything and everything, except for the truth. In fact, we have arrived at such a time now that the godless are mentally, spiritually, and physically unable to distinguish right from wrong, up from down, or male from female, etc. Luke 4:5-7, Romans 1:18-32, Ephesians 2:2, 1st Peter 5:8

10. Convergence. While each generation could claim one or two from this list, none but ours could claim all of them. The sad fact is that this list is hardly comprehensive at all. There are so many more things pointing to the soon return of Christ that written space here does not allow for. Daniel was told that the end would come as a flood, and a flood-indeed it is (Daniel 9:26). However, it is not only the convergence of signs that is noteworthy; there is also the convergence of believers all coming to the same conclusions.

At no point in church history, has so many believers from so many spectrums all been so convinced that we are living in the last days. I believe this speaks to the Holy Spirit’s witness to us all who are awake and watching. Granted, most of the mainstream and aberrant churches and movements (Emergent, Hebrew-roots, Social Justice Gospel, Prosperity Gospel, Seeker-Sensitive, etc.) are sound asleep; however, the watchers are not. We may disagree on some of the finer points of eschatology; but we all generally agree that these are what the Bible describes as the last days. 

Even So, Maranatha

**Pete Garcia (from The Omega Letter) is an accomplished blogger/author with over three-hundred published articles. He is a Christian who loves the Lord, and loves researching and writing about all things relating to eschatology and Christ’s soon return.