All the world's a stage.
If I were directing the current theater production, the next series of events would go something like the following.
Actor #1 (who plays a somewhat demented elderly statesman) is murdered (gasp!). A frantic search by the authorities for the responsible individual concludes that John Booth is the culprit. It turns out that John is an "alt-right wing fundamentalist Christian"! The "radicalization" of John is blamed on Actor #2 (who plays a brash, rude, and arrogant mogul turned politician). Calls go out to "purge" and "cleanse" the nation of the "insurrectionists". An "Act" is passed giving authorities permission to arrest, detain, and question anyone suspected of involvement without a trial. Detention centers pop up around the country with amazing rapidity.
In Revelation chapter 12 we read (NIV):
"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne."
Various celestial signs have been seen which fit the picture painted in Revelation chapter 12. It seems that the signs precede the events.
At this point, the Body of Christ should prepare themselves.