A World Adrift
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity...
W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming (1919)
At the end of World War I, William Butler Yeats wrote his epochal poem The Second Coming, presumably reflecting upon both the apocalyptic and cataclysmic nature of recent events. Now, Mr. Yeats was no Christian by any stretch, but even he could recognize the end of an age. Now, we here more than a century later, face another end.
The Bible states in the book of Acts 17:26, that God establishes the times and boundaries of the nations. As Americans, we can look back with relative ease and see God's hand of providence at our nation's major turning points. The first was with our theological founding over four hundred years ago with the arrival of the pilgrims to Plymouth Rock. The second was in our political founding 150 years after the pilgrims during the times of the Revolutionary War. The third was in preserving our national unity during our nation's bloodiest war...the Civil War. Lastly, we can see God's hand of providence in our national role during the Second World War. However, since then, it seems God has slowly been removing His hand and His blessings from this nation as America's trajectory trends ever downward.
There is a well-known maxim that states "Nature abhors a vacuum." So when the United States, arguably the most powerful nation to ever exist, decides to willingly relinquish its role as the world's sole superpower, it encourages geopolitical instability. When you add in military and economic weakness, coupled with politically progressive incompetence, it guarantees aggression. As it stands today, our present political leadership reeks of weakness like too much Hai Karate under a cheap polyester suit on a hot muggy day.
Our calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan is why China is presently bullying Taiwan. The appearance of an illegitimate and buffoonish American administration is why Russia invaded Ukraine. Our weakened economy is why the World Economic Forum (WEF) is so brazen in its rhetoric about the world needing a "Great Reset." The "reset" they want is to reset the present world order with the United States on top. And as impossible as it appears, they (the globalists) have seemingly convinced American politicians from both sides of the aisle that national suicide is in our best interest.
Because of their unfettered support of globalism, is why the Bushes, Obamas, Clintons, and Bidens can act lawless without any fear of consequence or punishment. Furthermore, their example is what is encouraging other politicians to drink the Kool-Aid and join them on this quest to turn the world upside down. Because of what they have done, and are willing to do on behalf of the cause of globalism, the aforementioned are guaranteed a seat at the table when the time comes for global government...or so they think. The demise of the United States therefore, is front and center for the globalist agenda because the US, as a constitutional republic, is currently blocking the arrival of two new world orders: the western new world order headed by the UN and the WEF, and the eastern new world order run by Russia and China.
In the 2021 National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2040, the NIC (i.e., the "experts") produced five projected futures for the United States in their ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS FOR 2040. These are the five scenarios:
A Renaissance of Democracies
A World Adrift
Tragedy and Mobilization
For the purposes of this brief, we are only going to focus on the most realistic scenario they provide (the other four are quite laughable), and even then, this one fails to address the real challenges the world faces. But if you would like to read thru the entire brief, I've linked it here. Nevertheless, in A World Adrift scenario, there is almost a resigned fait accompli attitude that China has the power, but lacks the will to exercise it. China's String of Pearls and Belt and Road Initiative seems to belie that presumption.
"In A World Adrift, the international system is directionless, chaotic, and volatile as international rules and institutions are largely ignored by major powers like China, regional players, and nonstate actors. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries are plagued by slower economic growth, widening societal divisions, and political paralysis. China is taking advantage of the West’s troubles to expand its international influence, especially in Asia, but Beijing lacks the will and military might to take on global leadership, leaving many global challenges, such as climate change and instability in developing countries, largely unaddressed."
The primary problem with this futuristic assessment, along with all the others I've read over the past twenty years, is that these experts largely base their futuristic projections on the false premise that global climate change is the most existential threat we face as a species. Therefore, if you begin every assessment starting with the wrong foundation, you will inevitably end at the wrong conclusion every single time.
To make matters worse, the lunacy has gotten to the point these days that in the instances where competent men and women who are the experts in their fields and have the expertise to address the real issues we face are being censored and blacklisted if they ever dare go against the flow. Given the fact the delusional people running this world are living in la la land and refuse to address the real issues, I've listed out what the United Nations considers the 17 Sustainable Development Goals they need to create a perfect utopia.
The real problems in the world aren't climate change, overpopulation, poverty, lack of resources, or lack of opportunity; the real issue we face is that we are sinful creatures who only want to do what's in our own best interests and nobody wants to address the real issue. And because we won't address them, God is going to deal with them.
UN Goals 4, 5, 10, and 16: When Jesus opens the first Seal, it is going to unleash the final beast kingdom onto a Christ-rejecting world, and it will be all about equality. For example, the Antichrist and the False Prophet are going to force everyone into the beast system. Everyone regardless of race, gender, gender identity, social status, religion, and tradecraft will be forced to either take the mark of the beast or face starvation. At the midpoint, everyone will be forced to worship the beast or face immediate death by beheading. This is the diversity, inclusion, and equity Satan will give the world.
UN Goals 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 15: God deals with the overpopulation of a Christ-rejecting world as 1/4 of the world's population dies during the first seven seal judgments due to war, famine, pestilence, and martyrdom. Then, another 1/3 dies during the Trumpet judgments. By the time the Bowl Judgments begins, half of the world's population (four billion plus) will already be dead.
UN Goals 6, and 13: Climate change (global warming) will no longer be hypothetical, but a reality. But it won't be caused by plastic straws, cattle flatulence, or SUVs, and it won't be fixed by imposing a global carbon tax hike. God's going to burn a third of the world's trees and green grass during the Trumpet Judgments, and then later, raise the temperature of the planet by causing the sun's mass to increase causing men to be scorched on the earth. God is going to solve the clean energy issue by forcing the world to reconsolidate back into the old world by closing off the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean by turning the oceans to blood and leveling the islands and mountains with a world-shaking earthquake.
Trust me, you aren't going to want to be here when God begins to pour out His wrath (the Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl judgments) upon the earth.
And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
By the end of World War 1, a defeated German nation was adrift in military defeat, and economic ruin, and had become a geopolitical pariah. While the Western Allies relished in their hard-fought victory, they'd largely ignored another true maxim that says desperate times create desperate people.
So history has born out that a nation drowning in misery will cling to anyone who promises them a way out. As such, those three things made Germany a fertile breeding ground for radicals like Adolph Hitler to rise up and poison the minds of a generation. In 1909, Adolph Hitler had been a vagabond painter in Vienna. During World War I, he had been a lance corporal in the Bavarian Army. By 1933, he was chancellor of Germany. By 1940, he ruled most of continental Europe. By 1945, Europe was in ruins and hundreds of millions lay dead. Hitler is hardly alone though, as almost every despot and tyrant rises in a similar style.
By 2023, the United States has become a dwindling superpower, with $33,000,000,000,000.00 in national debt, hyperinflation on the horizon, and declining in every possible metric that can be measured. We have become a corporatized oligarchy dedicated to suiciding our national sovereignty at the altar of leftist progressive ideology and globalism. Geopolitically speaking, we are becoming a pariah as we are mistrusted by our allies, and mocked by our enemies. And as the US abdicates its throne, and the world drifts into geopolitical uncertainty, economic ruin, and increased desperation, the world will turn to a man whose ruthlessness will make Hitler, Mao, and Stalin pale in comparison.
I don't know how much longer God plans to sustain us but I know this, it will be according to His timing, not by any of our own plans. Seeing as the US should have collapsed economically many years ago, it appears God's plan is to sustain this present status quo until the Rapture of the Church. At that point, the Rapture removes believers from the United States causing her to collapse economically, dragging the global economy down with it paralleling the Great Depression that led to the rise of a man like Hitler. The fact that the US is racing to collapse ahead of the Rapture is telling of both the desperation of our great adversary as well as the nearness of the Rapture event itself.
The Good News is that if you're reading this right now, and the Rapture has not yet happened, there is still hope for you! If you place your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection to save you from your sins, then you can not only be born again (being brought from spiritual death into spiritual life) but you WILL be taken up with us when the Rapture does happen.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
Aside from death, the Rapture is the only way you can escape what is about to come upon the earth, which, according to Jesus' own testimony, will be the worst period of time in all of human history. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matt 24:21. In fact, that time will become so horrifying that Jesus has to intervene personally, or else no flesh would survive.
While I know the geopolitical experts aren't likely to heed the advice in this article, they should at least acknowledge and be honest enough to recognize the Bible's perfect track record of prophetic predictions. Not only God's perfect track record, but the Bible's ability to not only have survived the rise and fall of countless empires but still remain as viable today as it was in Job's day nearly 4,000 years ago.
This age we live in, known as the times of the Gentiles, had a beginning, and will also have an end. The world is, by every measurable metric, racing to an inglorious conclusion that, outside of Christ, has no happy ending. The meteoric rise of drugs, violence, sexual perversion, corruption, and the thoughts of man turn to wickedness continually. As this happens, then many men and nations will be given over to a strong delusion and unable to come to the saving knowledge of the truth. But until then...
“...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