3. The Next Great Global Crisis
“History is seasonal, and winter is coming.”
― William Strauss, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy
Regarding the geopolitical seasons that seemingly guide/influence our modern era, we are presently in what some have deemed as the Fourth Turning Point. The turning points are eighty-year generational shifts (plus or minus ten years) in a nation that are broken down into twenty-year zeitgeist-like movements (ex. spirit of the age) that govern the mindset and worldviews of said particular generation. According to the chief proponents of this theory, William Strauss and Neil Howe, these turnings are labeled as: "The High", "The Awakening", "The Unraveling" and "The Crisis."
As previously mentioned, all indications and markers appear to point to our current station, in the cycle, as being in the "The Crisis" point. According to Strauss and Howe, the Fourth Turning Point consists of: an era of destruction, often involving war or revolution, in which institutional life is destroyed and rebuilt in response to a perceived threat to the nation's survival. After the crisis, civic authority revives, cultural expression redirects towards community purpose, and people begin to locate themselves as members of a larger group. (Source)
Given the previous eighty-year cycles that have all turned out to be moments of great national and global turmoil, it appears this theory in generational dynamics holds some truth to it. If we were to start at the Revolutionary War (1776-82) and move forward eighty years, we get to the Civil War (1860-1865). From there, eighty years take us to World War II (1939-45). From WWII to where we are today (2022), we are currently in the midst of multiple tumultuous convergences. Compounding this is the fact that we have arrived at a time when truth is being aggressively censored and being replaced with a propaganda bonanza, where fact is now fiction and fiction now fact, and essentially all of the worst parts of George Orwell's 1984 book appear to be coming true. This is while we are being overlayed by three other earth-shattering realities.
The first is the rapid push to bring about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (merging cyber into physical). IOW, if it can be automated, it will be automated (to include humans). This 4IR has numerous troubling applications to it that do not bode well for humanity.
The Singularity (AI becomes sentient)
Global digital currency which erases privacy and sovereignty
Universal Basic Income (everyone gets paid regardless of the work they do [i.e., global socialism])
Evolving mankind into a digital/cyber hybrid
The second is this mad race toward's globalism. Although this race has been ongoing since 1919 (the League of Nations), we have now arrived at a time when technology has matched their evil intentions. Some have called it the New World Order. Others have called it Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, or the Great Reset. Regardless of what you call it, in reality, it is the creation of a global technocracy/oligarchy where a few elites ruthlessly rule over the mass of humanity.
The last converging reality we are in now is the collapse of Western Civilization. The hallmarks of Western Civilization are a Judeo-Christian worldview, free market capitalism, and Greco-Roman style of law and order. As bad as the last two points were, they wouldn't have made any headway in the first place had our civilization not already been so eroded and corrupted by the moral and ethical freefall that has plagued our nation since the 1960s.
Point of fact, barring a national revival on par with the First Great Awakening, our nation had no other direction to go other than straight down. IOW, our nation is destined for collapse regardless of the other two things...there is simply no other way around it. At $30T in national debt, an unrecoverable birth rate, infanticide topping 65,000,000 deaths, a growing majority of the "church" either intentionally ignorant or blissfully asleep, and nineteen existential threats hanging over our collective heads like a boulder on the edge, we are indeed living in perilous times.
The worst part of all this, is that these globalists are intentionally suiciding Western Civilization. The thought that they are going to rebuild some kind of techno-utopia from the ashes is laughable. At present, their utopic plans are being masqueraded as benevolent rescue measures to save us and our planet. However, their major problem right now is that all of their crises are not becoming the crises they need to kickstart their globalistic hegelian dialect. When they start harping on global cooling, the earth heats up. When they start doomsaying about the heat, the earth cools down. They’ve since been forced to go with the catch-all “climate change” since the majority is not buying the fear tactics they are selling.
In the process of selling said climate fears to the masses, what they are really opening up is a multitude of secondary and tertiary crises that will result in societal collapse. The 20th threat to our present world order is that of the Rapture of the Church, which, ironically, also happens to be the only threat they don't take seriously.
The Rapture of the Church, by Pete Garcia
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words...
And since the world's economy leans heavily on the US Dollar for its own financial stability, the collapse of the United States will be quickly followed by the collapse of the global economic order. Perhaps this is why we are seeing a sudden all out race by world leaders to get away from the US Dollar as quickly as possible and onto a digital currency like the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). If this assessment is correct, then there should be several days to weeks of absolute chaos that will immediately follow as nations began dealing with the fall out of the collapsing old order, and the constructing of a new reality of a world without the US leading it.
Given the chaos that will ensue post-rapture will come Satan's great countermove in deceiving the nations. This is where the UFOs will fill the skies in such a display of power, as to confuse the earth-dwellers into believing that they (the ET Aliens) were the ones actually responsible for the great disappearances around the world. Also during this same time (one to five weeks later) will the remaining governments begin to wrestle back control over the earth from the lawlessness.
There are roughly 330 million Americans. This would include all of those who are both citizens, and noncitizens alike. If only 10% of those over the age of 20 were raptured, that would mean 33 million Americans would no longer be contributing to the American economy in any way, shape, or form.
However, if we add in all of those below the age of accountability, and those who are mentally incapable of making critical decisions, the Rapture of the Church will likely take upwards of 40% of the North American population. That would mean around 132 million Americans would suddenly disappear. Regardless of whether it's 10 percent or upwards of 40 percent, this sudden removal of that many Americans (in and of itself) will absolutely collapse the United States of America, which will, subsequently, collapse of the current world order.
...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. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11