Eye of the Storm
We know the general idea of standing in the eye of a storm, but when the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation hits in OUR world do YOU have any idea what standing in the eye of the Storm will mean to Christians every-where; what will it mean to you?
Let’s take a cursory look into that question, alright?
Here are a couple things every Christian should already know:
- “All things work together for good to those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Whatever happens God has a Christian’s back. Hopefully that is you.
- We should know Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrew 13:5).
We can’t go so far as to escape the loving protection of the Lord; BUT, God did warn us in His Word (Revelation 14:9-11) that receiving the Mark of the Beast under ANY circumstances is tantamount to relinquishing our salvation. Read the referenced passage if not convinced; it is not difficult to understand what God is saying.
- “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)
WE must remain faithful, refusing to renounce the name of our Savior and Lord. Remember:
- “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. (Luke 14:27 NKJV)
Take note of Matthew 24:13 “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” The antithesis of that statement is rather obvious…
He who does not endure to the end will not be saved. The book of Revelation repeats this concept more than eight times. The Lord must want us to get the point, ya think? Remember the price Christ paid for your salvation. He had to give it all.
When the Great Consummation begins the world will enter a Biblical phase for which the secular world will develop an inordinate hatred towards everything Christian and or Jewish.
Even as the citizens throughout Germany and much of Europe fell into an unnatural and depraved state of loathing and hatred toward the Jews of WWII; in like manner, the bulk of the natural world will develop a similar though unnatural level of hatred for anyone or anything Christian or Jewish during the Great Consummation.
The primary focus of this hatred will zero in on Christians at that time:
- Matthew 24:8-14, All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (NKJV)
- Luke 21:12 “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. (NKJV)
- Luke 21:16-17 You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
These events will be “Coming-Soon” to everywhere near you, me and everyone else…
I know this all sounds gloomy but better to know what to expect and why than to be caught unawares in a moment of crisis.
Now Imagine if You Will
Your nation has decided the cost of managing physical currency, minting coins, printing and destroying all used and abused currency is just too costly (The estimate for the United States of America in 2017 is 726.6 million dollars.) Ouch!
That is an “estimate” for just one fiscal year in one nation.
What government would not think twice about relieving their nation of that little divot to the national budget?
Going cashless at this time or soon… Read more: Countries that Are Going Cashless | Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com/slide-show/countries-are-going-cashless/#ixzz4jSj8Jvls
Australia, Citibank in Australia decided in November 2016 to get rid of cash at all its branches. This includes no cash machines. The decision was based on lack of consumer demand, as only 4% of its customers made cash transactions at a branch last year. Citi’s head of retail banking Janine Copelin reportedly said, ”This move to cashless branches reflects Citi’s commitment to digital banking and we are investing in the channels our customers prefer to use.” The same month, UBS analysts recommended that Australia phase out its AUD$100 bill, arguing that it would reduce criminal activity on the part of those who prefer to avoid a digital trail, and that increased deposits of the bill would create a type of forced savings for Australians.
Belgium, In Belgium, it’s already illegal to buy real estate using cash – or indeed make any purchase in excess of 3000 euros in cash, with the exception of second-hand goods.
Ecuador: Don’t assume that the most prosperous nations will be the first to go cashless. Ecuador, for example, has a real per capital GDP of only US $6,000 but in 2014, it became the world’s first nation whose central bank introduced a virtual currency. Until then, Ecuador had no fiat money of its own; it has been using the US dollar as its currency since discontinuing the sucre (its national currency) in 2000.
India: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ambitions to move the nation toward cashlessness, partly in a bid to curb the underground economy. In November 2016, India’s central bank took a step in that direction by banning the 500 and 1000 rupee notes. In a radio interview a few days later, Modi said, “I want to tell my small merchant brothers and sisters, this is the chance for you to enter the digital world.”
Kenya: Many argue that the countries where it makes the most sense to have a cashless society are the ones with large unbanked populations (people with no personal bank accounts). Sub-Saharan Africa continues continues to account for the majority of live mobile money services. Of these nations, one of the most advanced is Kenya, which has seen great success with m-Pesa, a mobile payment system created by British telecom company Vodafone Group (VOD) in 2007. According to a 2015 GMSA report on Kenya, 59% of adult Kenyans have used mobile payments. With 26.2 million mobile money accounts and 12.5 million active mobile money users, Kenya now has one of the highest mobile money penetration rates anywhere in the world.
Singapore: Singapore has serious ambitions to lead Asia in going fully cashless. Hundreds of retailers have already adopted a “Sorry, No Cash” policy. The nation has one of the most bitcoin-friendly business environments in the world, opening the way for bitcoin funds to set up shop there – though “cashless” for most people will likely mean using ordinary credit or debit cards. In 2014, Singapore became one of the world’s first nations to adopt “Fast,” a 24/7 interbank fund transfer system.
South Korea: The Bank of Korea, South Korea’s central bank, has plans to go cashless as soon as 2020, and adopt a national digital currency comparable to bitcoin. The plan is to phase out cash in steps, for example by having merchants give change to customers in the form of electronic credit, rather than in cash. The nation was one of the earliest to adopt virtual currency, in the form of video-game–based credits that took on the role of cash. In January 2010, the nation’s supreme court made the landmark decision that gaming currency was to be recognized as convertible to cash.
Sweden: The first country in Europe ever to issue official banknotes (in 1661) could be the first in the world to stop using them. Currently, you can’t buy subway or bus passes with cash in Sweden. According to the Riksbank, the Swedish central bank, only 20% of all store purchases in 2015 were made with cash. How did this happen? According to the Riksbank, it’s due to a few factors: 1) a sparse population makes the distribution of physical currency relatively inefficient and costly; 2) there are only a few banks, making it easier for them to cooperate on streamlining payment systems; and 3) the society is tech-friendly.
So WHEN your nation decides to go cashless even as the European Union is working on today what will you do?
What would it mean to you or all of the people you know?
Each citizen would be required to use Debit/Credit cards; Smart-Wallets; Smart-Phones etcetera. But what happens when people notice the Micro-chip-implants are twice as convenient and impossible to lose? What will the government do when they see all the advantages to planting chips within their citizens?
Now, what if your nation could add to this tracking boondoggle and therefore receive multiple bangs for their bucks so to speak? What about combining a national ID Card with a reliable tracking system for convicts, undesirables, Alzheimer and Dementia patients and of course adding every child or person under the age of 21 years to their rolls? Taxation without hassle.
Millions of dollars would also be saved by leaving no need to run a government Census, for a Census would become nearly automatic; taxation would also be fairly straight forward and near impossible to avoid. All pluses for governments!
Truly, chipping children could also be helpful in habituating members of society to government Ways and Means skipping the middleman; and let’s not forget finding abducted children would be nice and much easier, I think?
How long before every government in the world would be jumping on this band-wagon?
Now, once the Mark is instituted
What Could You Do Without The Mark?
- Without The Mark, could you receive a paycheck when The Mark becomes mandatory? No!
- Could you pay your rent/mortgage? No!
- Would your children be allowed in public/private schools without the new technology? No!
- How about making your car payments? No!
- Paying your taxes? No!
- Receiving medical services and having an ability to make the payments? No!
- Could you go to the movies, purchase groceries, buy flowers for your spouse, enjoy a dinner at a nice restaurant? NO, NO and No!
You see, the Mark of the Beast is COMING and is the perfect tool for separating True-Christians from Pseudo-Christians: the committed to Jesus from the lukewarm social believers!
What a perfect method for separating those who will not deny Christ from those who just go to church for a social club or gathering.
You see, when Judgment finally falls… God wants all the world to know where we stand in regard to Him and the righteousness of His Word and Son Jesus Christ.
I will cause them to know
My hand and My might;
And they shall know that My name is the LORD. (Jeremiah 16:21 NKJV)
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