Spirit of the Antichrist in 2020 :: By Randy Nettles & Pete Garcia

Well, it is not often that I would openly agree with the Chinese Zodiac, but 2020 certainly has been the Year of the Rat. There are certain years that have stood out in human history as being the worst years on record. Certainly, the year of Noah’s Flood (1656 Anno Mundi) should take the record as THE worst year. However, if you were a Creation-denying, godless heathen, you would probably relegate that honor to the year 536AD. In recent history, we have the years 1918 (Spanish Flu outbreak), 1929 (Great Depression), and 2001 (9/11) as coming in the top ten of all-around terrible years to live through.

That was, until 2020.

Volcanic eruptions? Bubonic Plague?

Those were nothing compared to 2020. So far this year, we have been treated to: COVID-19(84), a faux presidential impeachment, mandatory lockdowns, forced economic shutdown, murder hornets, racial conflict, rampant rioting and looting, tolerance of the anarchist’s and Marxist violence by progressive politicians and the media, the hyper-sensationalism by the media to ramp up hysteria, the normalization of pedophilia by California, unchecked Trump Derangement Syndrome, Beirut explosions, massive wildfires, 10 hurricanes (thus far), state-sanctioned mail-in ballot fraud, and a potential civil war centering around one of the most contentious elections since Abraham Lincoln.

And we still have two months left in this year.

All apocalypticism aside, this is an article about certain numbers and their spiritual significance in reference to Biblical Scripture, particularly the number 2020. Does 2020 mean anything? Is it just simply some number on the Gregorian calendar that has no bearing to reality? It has been largely believed by many sources (Ussher, Masoretic Text, Jewish tradition, etc.) that Abraham (the Patriarch of the Genesis account) was born in the year 1948 Anno Mundi (from Creation). Is it a coincidence then that after nearly 2,000 years in diaspora, that national Israel is reborn as a nation in the year 1948? Alternatively, how about the year 2033? According to some (Beresheet Passover Prophecy), the timeline for the start of man’s 6,000-year history on the earth did not begin at Creation day, but 33 years later when Adam and Eve sinned, thus allowing sin and death to enter into the world.

This article is not about gematria, numerology, astrology, or the occult. Although men under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible, God was actually the author. Thus, we must conclude that either God is a God of numbers (that numbers have significance), or He is not. However, there are too many numerical instances in Scripture to ignore the prodigious correlations. God is perfect in both his works and his words, and according to His own method of creation and sovereignty.

The existence we currently live in is built almost entirely on numbers. Whether that is in the numbers describing the size and distance of the planets from the sun, to the mathematical formulas for how we understand the elements that make up our physical world. Therefore, we conclude numbers matter greatly to God, especially certain numbers in Scripture that are used repeatedly by Divine design so man can understand their meaning. Nevertheless, this article will only be concentrating on a few numbers and their significance. E.W. Bullinger, the author of the book Number in Scripture, had this to say about God’s work and words:

“They are both perfect in power, perfect in holiness and righteousness, perfect in design, perfect in execution, perfect in their object and end, and, may we not say, perfect in number. As He is perfect, so His works and His words also must be perfect. And when we see numbers used not by chance but by design, not haphazard but with significance, then we see not merely so many works and words, but the Living God working and speaking.”

The year 2020 has been (and continues to be) a very tumultuous year, as we can all agree. Of course, that is all we can agree on these days. The divisiveness of the nation and the world has happened so quickly that it begs the question as to the nature of the rapidity at which it is occurring. Underlying the societal and global divide — of which politics, religion, governmental philosophies, economics, etc., reside — is the spiritual component. Geo-spiritual affairs have always governed the activities of man, regardless of whether we acknowledge it or not. From the ancient Egyptian’s belief in their demigod Pharaohs to the Catholic Crusades, and from Manifest Destiny to ISIS, our beliefs govern why people (and nations) do what they do.

Nevertheless, the Apostle Paul warned us that in the last days, perilous times would come and that our battles would not be with people, but the forces of darkness.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Still, the speed and intensity of these perilous times are unnerving. It is as if the world has become unwitting recipients of massive psychological-spiritual warfare operation on a global level, and we simply think it is just a byproduct of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Perhaps the reason for this is that Satan knows his time is short, and he is readying his demonic forces to act in preparation for the impending great separation (the Rapture of the Church). He knows it could happen at any moment; thus, he is working quickly to prepare the world for what comes after the Restrainer has been removed.

“Paul does not specifically identify what or who the restraining force is since the Thessalonians already knew. Many scholars have speculated as to the identity of the restrainer, naming the restraining force as 1) the Roman government; 2) gospel preaching; 3) the binding of Satan; 4) the providence of God; 5) the Jewish state; 6) the church; 7) the Holy Spirit; and 8) Michael the archangel. We believe the restrainer is none other than the Holy Spirit, or we could say the Holy Spirit working through the New Testament church.

“Supporting the idea that the Holy Spirit within the church is the restrainer is the fact that the restrainer is referenced both as a thing (neuter gender, verse 6) and as a person (masculine gender, verse 7). Also, the power delaying Satan’s masterplan to unveil his false messiah must be of God. It makes much more sense to say that the Holy Spirit is curbing the devil than a political entity or even an angel. The Holy Spirit of God is the only Person with sufficient (supernatural) power to do this restraining.” (Source)

The Numbers​

The number two represents division, opposition, enmity, and oppression. The number 10 stands for perfection of divine order and completeness. The number 20 is reconciled with the perfection of division. Of course, most recognize the number six as being the number for man, with 666 (the number of the Beast) being the multiplication and ultimate perfection of an imperfect man. The number 2020 can be fragmented into two numbers, 2 and 10 (2 x 10 x 10 x 10) + 2 x 10 which equals 2020.

“Two is the first number by which we can divide another, and therefore in all its uses, we may trace this fundamental idea or division or difference. Where there are two people, ideas, or acts concerned, they can be either in unity or in opposition to one another. Where man is concerned, the number 2 testifies of his fall more often than not, for that difference implies opposition, enmity, and oppression.” {1}

However, with God, ‘two’ is a good thing, and so is the division that comes with it. This is especially true during the time of the creation… in the beginning. On the first day of creation, God said “Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Genesis 1:3-5).

On the 2nd day of creation, God divided the waters by making a firmament, which separated the waters, which were under the firmament from the waters above the firmament. God called the firmament heaven. God divided the land from the seas on the 3rd day. He also created all vegetation on this day. On day 4, God made two great lights; the greater light (sun) to rule the day and the lesser light (moon) to rule the night. He divided them (kept them apart) by time and space. He also made the stars.

The Bible records many instances of two people who became divided or separated: Cain and Abel, Noah and Ham, Abraham and Lot, Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau (twins who struggled with each other even before they were born), Jacob and Laban, Joseph and his brothers, Saul and David, and many others. The spiritual significance of the number 2 is difference, division, separation, and enmity. Is it beginning to sound familiar yet… as in the year 2020?

“The number 10 signifies completeness and the perfection of Divine order.” Entire cycles are complete with the number 10. Noah completed the antediluvian age in the 10th generation. The 10 commandments contain all that is necessary for the law to be complete. The Lord’s Prayer is completed in 10 clauses. The 10 plagues were representative of the complete circle of God’s judgment on Egypt. The tithes of 10% represent the whole of what was due from man to God as marking and recognizing God’s claim on the whole.” {2}

Abraham, the father of many nations, was the 10th generation from Noah and the 20th (2 x 10) generation from Adam. There were 10 rebellions of the children of Israel in the wilderness, which marks the completed series of their sin and rebellion against God during their 40 years of testing in the wilderness. There are many more examples of the number 10 representing completeness and Divine order in Scripture. See more of these here.

Next, we come to the number 20 itself, which is the product of 2 and 10 and represents division or separation that is complete or of divine order. With the number 2020, the duplication of 20 means it is important, such as “verily, verily,” etc. Some examples of the number 20 include the following: Jacob spent 20 years working for his father-in-law, Laban, and was separated from his father and mother. His wages for these 20 years were marriage to Laban’s two daughters, Rachel and Leah, and his livestock. Joseph’s brothers sold him for 20 shekels of silver to the Ishmaelite’s, who took him to Egypt. Thus he was separated from his family.

No one (including the Levite family of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam) who was 20 years of age or older when they started the journey would survive to enter the Promised Land except for Caleb and Joshua, the two faithful scouts of Israel who trusted and believed in God. Their faith and reward is a prophetic-type in regard to the Rapture of the Saints (Church), where all believers in Christ will enter their new home in the Promised Land of Heaven (the New Jerusalem).

20 was the age of the men of Israel when they were finally able to serve in the army during the time of Moses and Joshua. At this time, they were separated from their family. During the time of the Judges, the Israelites spent 20 years being oppressed by the King of Canaan due to their apostasy against the Lord. Samson led Israel for 20 years, in the days of the Philistines, attempting to separate his people from their oppression. The Ark of the Covenant was separated from the Israelites for 20 years, for it remained at Kiriath Jearim. These are just a few examples of the number 20 and its Biblical significance.


In this current year of A.D. 2020, we are 13 years away from the prophetic year of 2033. I believe 2033 is prophetic because Jesus could possibly return to the earth at the Second Coming during this year, making the length of his absence exactly 2,000 years, as he was crucified in the year A.D. 33. Not only is God a God of numbers, but He is precise in His execution. What is in question here is not His perfect timing but our obvious lack of omniscience. We cannot know exactly when God will return, but if historical consistency and God’s word holds true (it will), then we can know with a degree of certainty that the season of His return is soon.

The number 13 represents rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, ill omen, and evil power. Does this sound like the year 2020 to you? It certainly seems that the spirit of antichrist is blowing hard across our nation and the world these days.

The Bible is full of examples of rebellion, apostasy, division, and evil behavior. Some of these examples are recorded in the 13th chapters of the books of the Old and New Testaments. We will only focus on a couple of them in this article, but it does warrant further study. The first mention of the number 13 is in Genesis 4:14: “Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled.”

Genesis 13 describes the division of Abraham and Lot and the strife between their herdsmen. This division was necessary due to the lack of land for the great number of cattle, which they both possessed. Abraham told Lot, “Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen; for we be brothers. Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself, I pray you, from me” (Genesis 13:8-9). Abraham then told Lot to choose the land he preferred for his herd. Lot chose all the plain of Jordan and dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. “But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly” (Genesis 13:13). Does this verse sound comparative to the inhabitants of the earth living in the year 2020?

The most famous example of the number 13 representing evil and apostasy occurs in Revelation 13, where the apostle John introduces the formation of the unholy trinity of Satan, Antichrist, and the false prophet. This is Satan’s plan to deceive the world into believing that the Antichrist is the long-awaited messiah of the world and is a god who needs to be worshiped. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” (Revelation 13:1). This occurs at the mid-point (in the midst) of the seven-year Tribulation after the remaining seven kings abdicate their authority to the Antichrist.

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty-two months” (Revelation 13:5). Revelation 13:11-17 introduces the false prophet and describes the power he exercises in the presence of the first beast. Revelation 13:13 describes the supernatural miracles he is able to accomplish by Satan’s power, such as making fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.

Revelation 13:14 describes the event known as the Abomination of Desolation that was first mentioned by Daniel the prophet in Daniel 12:11. Revelation 13:16-18 describes the “mark of the beast” and the number it represents. “Here is wisdom, Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred threescore and six (666)” (Revelation 13:18).

In my recent article entitled The 30330 Man, I discussed the power and principalities operating behind the scenes of world government officials and the new world order elites. The number 30330, in my opinion, represents their goal of a one-world government, religion, and economy. It is the number for the spirit of antichrist that comes before the lawless man himself, the Antichrist. 30330 is the precursor of 666. These demonic powers are paving the way for a one-world government, which in turn will pave the way for the Antichrist.

After the 30330 article was published, I received several emails informing me of a new fact regarding this number that I was not aware of, and which had a significant relationship with the article itself. This fact comes in the way of a mathematical equation: 2020/666 = 3.0330…. For some reason, the Biden administration chose the number 30330 for his supporters to contact his campaign. So why was this particular number used? Evidently, numbers matter to these evil beings, both human and demonic. Why is the Democratic slogan called “Build Back Better”? The Secretary-General of the United Nations had previously used this slogan as a code word for the Great Reset and/or Climate Change. We believe the answer is because Satan’s powers and principalities are using these institutions to bring about a New World Order.

Another interesting tidbit regarding 2020 is this fact: November 3 ,2020, is election day in the U.S. or Heshvan 17th on the Jewish calendar. In ancient times, including the Antediluvian epoch, the first months of the year occurred in the fall. God, through Moses, changed the calendar (Hebrew) during the time of the Passover exodus, so the first months of the calendar year would be in the spring to commemorate the Passover. “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened” (Genesis 7:11). So the 2nd month of the Antediluvian period would now be the 8th month of the modern Jewish calendar, which is Heshvan.

Kind of strange don’t you think? The presidential election for the U.S. in 2020 occurs on the same day that the great flood of Noah’s day began. When it rains, it pours, especially in 2020!

“There are many speculations, almost as old as the Bible text itself, regarding the meaning of 666 or to whom it is referencing. The Catholic Church states that Irenaeus (130 – 202 A.D.), an early church “father,” wrote about whom this number might reference. He stated that the Greek word “Lateinos,” when given their corresponding Greek values and added up (30 + 1 + 330 + 5 + 10 + 50 + 70 + 200), equals 666. The word itself means “Latin man.” (Source)

Although we do not know who the Antichrist is, we do know he will herald from somewhere within the boundaries of the Old Roman Empire (Dan. 9:25-27). As for 2020, we are again left to speculate as to its significance of the life-changing nature of this year. Perhaps this idea of the new normal is not so much the death of the old-world order and the birth of the new, but the start of Satan’s groundwork for world-dominance and submission by his chosen man: the beast, known as the Antichrist.

Satan’s demons and human acolytes are working feverishly to bring this plan to fruition. In the short time that is left before the Rapture occurs, we as watchmen on the wall must sound the alarm of the danger that is now at the gate. If you want to know what the future holds, do not go to a medium/psychic/astrologer (as King Saul did), listen to corrupt politicians, or pay attention to fake news; but instead, read your Bible. It has all the answers you will ever need. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Amen, even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Randy Nettles and Pete Garcia



{1} Number in Scripture by E.W. Bullinger by Kregal Publications

{2} Number in Scripture by E.W. Bullinger by Kregal Pu