The following is continued from last week, and is taken from an article in Midnight Call magazine, written by Arno Froese.
Money will play a major roll in the coming one-world system. In the Book of revelation, we read: "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:16-17). This is obviously the ultimate system for money control, as far as the endtimes are concerned.
The Mark of the Beast, or the number of his name, will become a financial necessity. I do not believe, however, that this mark will be forced on people. The general public will recognize the advantages this system provides and gladly receive it.
It is significant that worship is mentioned first. The people who will receive the Mark of the Beast will be convinced that this is the right thing to do because the system will eliminate many of the evils within our society. Think about it: Tax fraud deepens our national debt and places more burden upon the honest citizens. The drug trade would receive an immediate death blow. The evil deeds of drug dealers would stop because there would be no more cash. Virtually all cash-related crimes would stop. The majority of the people will gladly receive the Mark of the Beast for these and other obvious benefits.
Credit Cards: The First Step Toward Global Money
It is necessary today to have a credit card if you wish to travel, especially to foreign countries, as it would be very difficult to make hotel and airplane reservations without one. A credit card is the most economic and practical form of currency you can use in a foreign country. It will save you from having to go through the time consuming process of exchanging American dollars for local currency, not to mention the astronomical fees charged by the moneychangers.
We talked earlier about a global currency and pointed out that the credit card is the beginning of a unified currency. Unfortunately, someone could use it simply by forging your signature; therefore, it is almost natural that this system would have to develop further. A credit system that cannot be lost or stolen will offer itself as the ultimate in security - a permanent bodily mark! The global system will be the most successful financial/political/economic and religious system the world has ever known!
Just think for a moment about the amount of money that could be saved by operating a one-world government with only one military force. Think about the tax cuts and the money freed up for more beneficial uses. It is for that reason the nations will gladly accept the Mark of the Beast with the new world ruler system that promises peace and prosperity on earth.
But, while the world is being united and prepares to welcome the Antichrist, believers are "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13). Christians are preparing for the coming of the Lord.
When Jesus cried out "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?" He had paid the price in full for the sins of all mankind. Calvary finished the payment for sin and unified all who believe.
Man's unity is based on his own intellectual capacity, which is tainted with sin and will lead to Armageddon.
Money is still the name of the game whether you are the richest man on earth or a homeless person. There is no difference at death, regardless of whether you are Sam Walton [founder of the Wal-Mart chain], who was called the richest man in the world, or the poor homeless fellow who lives underneath a bridge. The only thing that counts when you die is whether you trusted in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. "
By George Konig
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