2020: The Year in Review - By Pete Garcia -
~Just in time for that time of year again. If you've read any of my previous years in review, you'll know (as I do) that I'm hit or miss on a lot of things. So take this with a grain of salt. If you want to go to last year's article to see what I got right and wrong, go here.
~Ever since Donald Trump became president, he has become a dynamic and powerful global leader. Thus, his presence (or absence) on the world stage has the potential to really disrupt global geopolitics. In this sense, I will largely use his absence as the bellwether for near-future scenarios.
~First off, as the US continues to dig itself deeper into national debt (presently $22T), look for political leaders and "experts" to call for an alternative to the US Dollar. Technological advancements are now to the point that a loud and growing chorus will be singing the tune for a change to a new, digital currency. This may be staved off if Trump remains president. If he loses, however, and the Democrats control both houses, this will be swift move to abandon the fiat version of the US Dollar.
~Furthermore, an issue neither Republicans nor Democrats are apt to deal with is the rise of automation and artificial intelligence in the workplace. As more and more industries seek to bring their businesses back home, one way to offset the cost of the average American worker (which is considerably more expensive than Chinese slave labor) is to automate positions that are either low-skilled and/or repetitive. This is one of those unintended consequences that modernity brings, much in the same vein to what email did to the US Postal system.
~Real prophecy coming to life. According to the book of Revelation, the Antichrist's Beast-government will be able to gain military, political, and economic control over every person on the planet, save those who are directly protected by God (Rev. 7:4-8). This means that everyone on the planet either lives in one geographic location or that technology reaches such a level that the Beast gains complete, totalitarian control.
~Ever imagine what Hitler could have done if he just had Google-earth? In contradistinction, the Antichrist will have at his disposal, the greatest and most powerful surveillance and weapons technologies ever devised. This leads to several irrefutable points:
All currency has to become fully digitized
Quantum technology must continue to become mainstreamed (to handle a total flow of all information processing)
Cyber crises will continue to force governments, militaries, corporations to take more draconian measures to protect information
~You know (regarding technology), to look for 2020 to continue to be another groundbreaking year for all manner of unmanned aerial, aquatic, and subterranean vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and quantum computing
~Expect increased Orwellian censorship by social media platforms against conservative and Christian speech, especially the time surrounding the election.
~President Trump 2020 reelection
~Sure seems like President Trump will win reelection (I believe he will), thus, what the Democrats and leftists couldn't do through kangaroo courts, fruitless investigations, and plain old traitorous treason will cause them to take more drastic measures. IF the president wins reelection, I expect him to also retake both houses. The Republican-controlled Congress didn't have Trump's back before the 2018 elections, and they paid for it. They have seen to what extremes the left will go to since then, and should fall in line behind the POTUS after 2020
~The increase in lawlessness and ANTIFA-type violence and for it to be franchised throughout every major east/west coast city after a 2020 Trump victory. This, of course, will have the opposite reaction of creating conservative-counter groups, furthering the divide between left and right as civil discourse continues to erode
~Expect the deep state to use a "lone-gunman" for an assassination scenario on the President. The further the President digs into the pervasive corruption of the deep state, the more likely he is to face a JFK-Dallas scenario
~I believe the game changer to be both the Horowitz and Durham report. Although they have yet to be published (as of this writing in December 2019), so depending on how devastating the charges and criminality extends, this could potentially be the end of the democratic party as we know it.
~No President Trump Reelection
~Do I have a hard time seeing the Democrats pulling off a 2020 victory? I do. However, I think they have a hard time seeing victory as well. This is why we've had one, long, rolling, evolving, and non-stop investigation into Team Trump. The reason I have a hard time seeing their victory is that they have no clear front runner. They don't even have anyone in their current lineup that could stand a chance against Trump.
~If none of the numerous ongoing investigations bear any political fruit, the democrats will get very desperate. I would not put it past them to throw in Obama again. If (big if) the left manage to pull out an election victory (through wide-scale election fraud), things will become very, very, very uncomfortable for conservatives and Christians through 2024.
~Democrats will seek revenge on conservatives and Christians at a level that will make the Obama years seem nostalgic. If they win, I would expect many mainline churches, as well as those seeker-sensitive/prosperity gospel/kingdom now/social justice gospel types, to abandon their Christian principles in droves and fall in line with the new social order of things. If the president loses, expect him to lose both houses.
~November 2020 Election Summary
~Obviously, a Trump landslide victory, or a democratic upset win by fraud and deceit, does not bode well for the national cohesiveness that has kept our country afloat since the last Civil War. Either scenario has the potential for martial law at best or civil-war at worst. Remember what Abraham Lincoln once famously said, a house divided against itself, cannot stand.
~The Middle East
Trump loses the 2020 election:
~Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-major destabilization event there as Iranians continue their attacks against their oil output. A Democrat Administration would not come to the aid of the Saudis
~Israel's PM Netanyahu will be removed from office (a democratic administration would put significant pressure on Israel to ensure this outcome)
~Look for 2020 to be a high-watch time for the Gog-Magog War (Ezekiel 38-39). If Democrats control the Executive and Legislative branches, their move toward-full anti-Semitism will be on steroids. They would not lift a finger to come to the aid of Israel. (See Ezekiel 38:13)
~Look for an Isaiah 17 or Psalm 83 scenario to precede the Gog-Magog War
~Historically speaking, Islam has been losing for the past two centuries with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the War on Terror. However, after these two wars in particular (when they happen), Islam (as a religion) will finally be neutralized. Expect it to lose its militancy and start to fold into the rising, last-days religion of the Antichrist
~I expect that after one or both of these military victories, Israel will be at a point politically or militarily, where they would have the political will to build their third Temple
If President Trump loses the 2020 election:
~Massive instability for the rest of the world. This would mean a significant increase in political and economic instability in Africa with a complete US withdrawal from the continent under democratic control
~Somalia will be colonized by China as a testbed for taking over the rest of the continent
~Expect a renewed ISIS/Islamic Brotherhood-type revolution to sweep through North Africa (minus Egypt) before the Gog-Magog War
~Look for national instability/civil wars throughout sub-Saharan Africa as the US largely downsizes its military footprint on the continent, opening up a power grab for other local and world powers. South African persecution against the Whites will be escalated, look for a white-exodus to Australia, Europe, and Russia. A revival of hemorrhagic fevers began to become uncontrollable and global as civil wars break out in central Africa
If President Trump loses the 2020 election:
~Freedom movement in Hong Kong comes to its inevitable end as China conducts another Tiananmen Square moment there. China may reach that conclusion long before the elections, but I think they are hesitant at present with an unpredictable Donald Trump at the helm.
-War finally breaks out between India and Pakistan
-A weakened US (Democratic leadership) means a resurgent and militaristic China and North Korea. The only nation able to withstand the kind of pressure an antagonistic China will be India, with the aforementioned conflict, could result in a nuclear-tipped, Mexican-standoff
-US Troops are completely pulled out of Afghanistan, causing further destabilization of the region
-China reclaims and reinforces all of the South China Sea with no one to oppose her
-Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines would no longer able to turn to a strong US for military coalitions. This will cause them to turn eastward to China for a new alliance
If President Trump loses the 2020 election:
-A weakened US will result in a resurgent European Union. This means:
-a concerted effort to convert the NATO into a standing EU military force (Trump has already begun pushing them in this direction with regards to unequal funding squabbles
-a massive increase in Anti-Semitism. With large numbers of Muslims immigrating into Europe, as well as the general satanic spirit that has filled a post-Christian Europe, anti-Semitism will rise to the levels of pre-WWII Europe
-a weakened US economy could spell an exodus of American-based military-industrial complex organizations from the US. These organizations will choose to resettle their headquarters and primary businesses in Europe, which could speak to the rise of this last days European/Roman Empire as a military power
-with Islam on the decline (post-Gog/Magog and Psalm 83 scenarios), and a presumably untouchable Israel, the EU will look to negotiate peace and security treaties with the rising star of the Middle East (Isaiah 28:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
I truly believe that God used an imperfect man like Donald Trump to 1) provide a grace period as a warning to the world, and 2) to accomplish the things with Israel He needed to be done in order to set the prophetic stage.
With that said, not sure that God will still need Trump for another four-years.
However, this is not to say it couldn't happen, but Satan is currently running this world (Luke 4:5-6, 1 John 5:19), and he is none-too-happy with a guy like Donald Trump. Satan needs the world to fall in line, and quickly, and thus, explains the current irrational and unrelenting attacks on the Trump Administration by the left, Hollyweird, academia, and the media.
Black Swan Event
One event that we have not thrown in here yet, is the Rapture of the Church. If God is using Trump to accomplish the things He needs to be done to set the prophetic stage, then placing a Rapture-event into the years of 2016-2020, seems counter-productive in my estimation.
Nevertheless, if God is using Trump as His grace-mechanism to the world, then it stands to reason, He would also not put the Rapture in 2020-2024 window if Trump wins re-election. However, this assumes several things. First, a Rapture-event would immediately remove the top three leaders of the Executive Branch. Second, is that the world would be thrown into total chaos. HOWEVER, this then assumes that Trump 1) keeps Pence as his Vice-President, 2) keeps Mike Pompeo as his Secretary of State, and 3) he does not replace either with his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Presumably, if Trump wins reelection, then there is a strong chance Republicans could reclaim both houses of Congress. This would mean:
-a continued pro-Life agenda
-a continued pro-Israel agenda
-a continued pro-Christian agenda
-a continued pro-America-first agenda
Sadly, none of these seem to fit the last day's scenario. The Bible states that in the last days, things will go from bad to worse. The scenario that seems to play out, would then seem that the democrats win in 2020 and quickly escalate our date with judgment.
However, there is a silver lining to all this seemingly negative news. The good news is, that even if Trump loses, I would expect a Rapture to happen sooner rather than later. The Democrats will be pushing a leftist agenda on steroids. Things will become very, very difficult for true, Bible-believing Christians. This seems to fit more with that of the Philadelphian-Church type scenario.
End State: If Trump wins, the US will continue with an extended, yet politically turbulent grace period where God allows a little "extra-time" for people to come to faith. However, I still expect Western society to continue its downward trajectory toward outright Luciferianism. If Trump loses, I would expect things to get really dicey for true Christians. I would also expect that the Rapture would happen toward the end of that 2020-2024 period.
Is this date setting?
I don't know the day nor hour.
Neither does anyone else.
I am simply hypothesizing on a likely period of time as the geopolitical/ economic/ spiritual picture unfolds. However, we know that this current world structure is primed, and is at the right window of time (so to speak) from Creation (end of the sixth day), from the flood (77 generations), from Israel's rebirth (between 70-80 years-Psalm 90:10/Matt. 24:32-34), and the cultural and geopolitical pictures all seem to align just as the Bible said it would. Things, as they are, cannot continue on for much longer. While God is absolutely longsuffering, His sense of divine justice also demands that this patience have an expiration date. So if the times seem dark, and the coming storm is now on the horizon, remember Jesus's words...
I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie-indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Revelation 3:8-10
Are you ready?