The only way to make sense of what is happening around the world today is to know what is going to happen tomorrow.God has seen fit to tell us a great many things about the future.There are hundreds of yet-to-be fulfilled prophecies in the Bible.
We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by a literal, futurist reading of the Bible.
To avoid sensationalism, we are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news.
We’re not saying the things we report are the fulfillment of prophecy.We’re saying that they are the things you’d expect to be happening in the build- up to the future seven year Great Tribulation.
The aging apostle John was exiled to the Island of Patmos.It was there that he received what we call The Revelation of Jesus Christ.The bulk of the book, chapters six through eighteen, describe the Time of Jacobs Trouble.
We commonly refer to it as the Great Tribulation, and that’s OK.The prophet Jeremiah is the one who referred to it as Jacob’s Trouble.I’m calling it that more-and-more, and I invite you do the same, because that title makes it clear that those seven years of great tribulation are focused on all Israel being saved.
We know from the Revelation that there will be a cashless system of global commerce and identity.Your resources will be accessed by a ‘mark’ on you or in you.This ‘mark’ is some sort of personal identifier.
A cashless system of global commerce and identity is possible today, for the first time in human history.
The Wall Street Journal posted an article titled, Central-Bank Digital Currencies Are Coming – Whether Countries Are Ready or Not.
One hundred and fourteen countries are exploring digital currencies, and their collective economies represent more than 95% of the world’s GDP, according to the Atlantic Council’s Central Bank Digital Currency tracker.Some countries, including China, India, Nigeria and the Bahamas, have already rolled out digital currencies.Others, like Sweden and Japan, are preparing for possible rollouts.
brietbart.com posted an article titled, Project Cedar: Inside the Plot to Destroy the US Dollar.
On November 15, 2022, several of the world’s biggest banks agreed to a shocking new plan – one that could lead to a complete overthrow of the U.S. dollar as we know it.
Sponsored by the New York Federal Reserve, participants in this plan include banking giants like Wells Fargo, Citigroup, HSBC, and Mastercard, just to name a few.
The pilot program – dubbed “Project Cedar” – would convert regular US dollars into a brand-new type of dollar, which could have massive implications for all American citizens.
But “Project Cedar” is just the second step in a complete overhaul of the US banking system.
The first step was announced on March 9, 2022, when President Biden signed Executive Order 14067.
This Executive Order gave legal provisions for this new US dollar and could give the US government unprecedented control over your money and freedom.
In fact, it could even pave the way for things like:
- Legal government surveillance of all US citizens
- Total control over your bank accounts and purchases
- And the ability to silence all dissenting voices for good
“I’ve been warning about this for months,” says renowned macroeconomist Jim Rickards.
“Now with the launch of ‘Project Cedar’, the wheels are fully in motion – and I don’t believe anything can stop it.”
forbes.com posted an article titled, Cashless Payments Are Here To Stay. Here’s How To Determine Which Method Is Right For You.
Prior to the Covid19 outbreak, there was already a significant decrease in cash transactions, as reported by Pew Research Center.Fast forward three years, roughly four-in-ten Americans say none of their purchases in a typical week are paid for using cash.
The article then lists a handful of technologies currently available to allow cashless commerce:
- Your traditional debit or credit card. Those can be contactless through RFID and NFC technology, where all a user needs to do is tap their card at the point-of-sale to complete a transaction.
- Mobile wallets and apps. Those can include any open wallet, from PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay, to closed wallets tied to a specific retailer or brand like Amazon Pay, Walmart Pay or the Starbucks app.
- There are RFID wearables such as wristbands that allow consumers to make cashless or contactless.
We have reported on many more, e.g., retinal scans, palm vein readers, imbedded chips, etc.
Once government eliminates cash, and can access your funds electronically, there can be no expectation of personal freedom.
For example, if you miss your payments on Ford’s latest self-driving car then it will repossess itself and drive away without you.
Two thousand years ago, the Bible predicted global government with the power to control all cashless commerce.It could happen overnight.
We are witnessing the stage-setting for the seven year Time of Jacob’s Trouble.
We will not, however, be on Earth.
The resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent.It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it.
Jesus will come, in the clouds, and raise the dead believers of the Church Age.
He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies. We will join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven- year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!