Revelation 13:14. And he seduced them that dwell on the earth to erect an image to the beast of prey who had the wound from a sword and recovered. 15. And it was given him to put life into the image of the beast of prey; and to cause that all they who would not worship the image of the beast of prey, should be slain: 16. and to cause that all, great and small, rich and poor, bond and free, should receive a mark on their right hands, or upon their foreheads; 17. so that no one might be able to buy or to sell, except those who had the mark of the name of the beast of prey, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom: let him that has intelligence compute the number of the beast of prey; for it is the number of a man: and its number is six hundred and sixty and six.
Great question, and I'm guessing the answer is "spiritual drought" where people are dying for good, godly leadership. There simply isn't any. We've been getting less than qualified, less than stellar leaders for decades now because, bottom line: America couldn't care less about YHWH/Y’shua/Torah.
America, in many ways, is pretty much where Germany was before WWII. They were dying for a leader to get them out of the depression, and accepted the first guy who came along with a great-sounding message that included the blaming of the Jews for the downfall of Germany because Jews have been successful wherever they've gone:
Germans jumped on the idea that they were all poor and their country was in dire straits because of those "dirty Jews" who were, among other things, taking their jobs. (Sound familiar? According to some of our politicians, OUR jobs are being stolen by those "criminal Mexicans"....)
Hmmmm....I guess it's never dawned on many Americans that perhaps if THEY were willing to get off their lazy duffs and WORK for a living instead of feeling entitled to collect welfare or demand outrageous minimum wages - driving some businesses to fold, they could HAVE those same jobs that “those Mexicans” are supposedly "stealing" from them.
Truth is, we're at a point where people are desperately seeking SOMEONE who will rescue them from what America has become - never mind that the "people" as a whole, are a large part of the problem. We're not unified in much of anything anymore. We kicked God out of America a long time ago and now we're to the point where we’re becoming desperate and being forced to decide which of the "lesser of two evils" to vote for!
This verse says it all:
Amos 8:11 "The time is coming," says Adonai ELOHIM, "when I will send famine over the land, not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of ADONAI. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea and from north to east, running back and forth, seeking the word of ADONAI; but they will not find it.