A YouTube acquaintance of mine stated several times in the past that the Rapture was imminent. I remember him posting a video on his YouTube channel telling his viewers that the Rapture was so imminent, that he'd be surprised if we were still here for the presidential election (we were only about 5 months out from the election at that time). We're talking about the 2020 election and the date of this article is Nov. 20, 2022, so a few years have passed since then. I tried to explain to him that his urgency was a bit premature, but he wasn't having any of it. Here is what I tried to explain to him.
No matter how bad things seemed to be at that moment, it was nothing compared to what it was going to be like when the Rapture actually happens. A world system had to be created before there could be any move towards a one world government or a one world monetary system. It doesn't have to be completely cohesive, but the pieces need to be there for the Antichrist to pull them all together. The one world religion will be an easy thing to perpetrate once the majority of born again believers are gone (I'm saying that the majority will be gone, because there will be new born again believers populating the planet after the Rapture.)
The Antichrist won't have time to build these new systems in every country of the world. There are a lot of time consuming and complicated issues in dealing with the switch to a digital monetary system, and a lot of the initial work needs to be accomplished beforehand, so the ground work needs to be laid and the majority of the work needs to be completed BEFORE the Antichrist shows up on the scene. When that acquaintance of mine from YouTube was so adamant that the Rapture was going to most likely take place in 2020 (although he claimed he wasn't date setting...), I just couldn't agree with him. There was so much that needed to be done before the Rapture because the Antichrist immediately appears on the scene. Like many in power say, "Never let a good crisis go to waste."
Now, how could the Antichrist make sure that no one would be able to buy or sell anything without his mark? It's not like those Rapture movies we grew up on. Sure, you won't be able to walk into a store and buy anything unless you have the mark, maybe, but I don't think people have considered the black market. There's a black market for everything in demand. So what's a demented despot to do?
Anyone left here who has the mark of the beast won't really care whether they make their money from those who have the mark and those who don't. Money talks. Evil will be infesting this planet, so making distinctions as to whether someone has the mark or not won't matter to many who are controlling the flow of goods, assuming they aren't offered a price for your head. For biblical prophecy to be realized, the Antichrist will need some other type of system in place to stop the legal and illegal purchase of goods, or his mark won't prevent illegal black market purchases. What could this new system be that would work in conjunction with his mark?
The answer is digital currency. He would need to be sure that physical cash was taken out of the hands of the populace and replaced with digital currency that could be tracked and controlled. On November 20,2022? The Federal Reserve Bank of NY and a group of banks announced that they'll be perform a 12-week trial to test out a digital dollar. Yep, and it won't be built like Bitcoin. The Federal Reserve will be in charge of the whole shebang. As I said, the groundwork needs to be laid so the Antichrist can access and control established economic and governmental systems. The United States isn't the only country experimenting with digital currency, either. According to data from the Atlantic Council, an American think tank in the field of international affairs, as of this date and time, there are around 105 countries across the globe that are exploring digital currencies. Several countries have already converted to 100% digital currency. So as you can see, we're well on our way to a one world economic system.
I told a co-worker a few months back, when all this digital currency talk was getting serious, that if the government ever switched over to digital currency, they'd be able to not only see where all of our money was going, but they'd also be able to lock us out of our bank accounts at a whim. She brushed it off as a conspiracy theory, saying that the government would never be allowed to do that. What can you say after getting that kind of response? I just shook my head and went on with my work.
Here's the thing. When you're using physical cash, no one knows what you're spending your money on, unless you're using it with a store courtesy card or something else that links you to the cash you're spending. So you go to the store, spend your cash, and no one's the wiser on what you purchased. With digital currency, all of your purchases will be recorded, which means that systems can be put in place to flag your account when you're using your digital currency for "unapproved" purchases. What do I mean by that?
Here are a few scenarios:
Example #1: Inflation is an issue, so they need people to spend money. What the government doesn't want you to do is save money. They want it pumped into the economy. How can they get you to spend the cash instead of saving it? They give it an expiration date. You can thank China for that idea. The digital currency is good for a specified period of time (3 months maybe?). If you don't use it, you lose it, and there won't be anything you can do about it. If you're not going to spend it, the government will take it and split it between the federal government and the state in which you reside. Simple as that.
Example #2: Our benevolent government claims it knows what's best for us and decides that it's time to limit the amount of "unhealthy" foods that we're allowed to eat or to limit the services and products that we access. They'll claim it's for our own good. So, we'll be limited in the amount of animal protein and other "unhealthy" foods we're are allowed to purchase. When we reach our monthly limit of particular items, we won't be able to use our digital currency to purchase them. Our card will be declined. The cashier will be instructed to remove those items from the belt if you want to continue your purchase. The current president wants everyone to convert to electric cars, stoves, etc... Can you imagine going out to buy a new gas stove or combustible engine car and be blocked from purchasing one because you're not authorized to use digital currency to purchase those items?
Example #3: You want to purchase a firearm and some ammo? Survival gear? At the register, your digital currency is rejected and you immediately get a text from the Federal Reserve that you can't use your digital currency for that purchase because your social media score red flags you as a possible threat. They'll most likely block all further attempts to purchase these items until your social media account comes under review in 6-12 months. Maybe.
Example #4: You go to your local town or city hall and peacefully protest; you go before a school board to debate an issue; you meet at a church where the pastor talks about political and societal issues that the government deems "unacceptable"; you share what the government considers "misinformation." Depending on how serious they consider the "infraction," you could receive a text from the Federal Reserve informing you that your account has been frozen for a week or two. Just long enough to force you to submit to their totalitarian authority.
What I'm trying to say is that digital currency destroys anonymity. True story, I went to a big box store recently and purchased a couple of items using my debit card. A couple of days later, I received an email from that big box store asking me to review the items I purchased. Wait, I didn't purchase them online, so how did they know I purchased those items as a walk-in customer? They connected me to my debit card purchase. So we've already lost some of our anonymity by using something other than cash.
Once we go to an electronic form of payment and we lose the freedom of anonymous spending, they'll be able to track every transaction and use our bank accounts as leverage to force everyone into compliance. Ask yourself this... how many people were convinced to take the jab?
- First it was optional. They waited to see how many people would just line up and take the jab. The same will be true of the conversion to digital currency. They'll wait to see how many voluntarily make the switch.
- When they got a large part of the population jabbed, they resorted to bribing those who had still not taken the jab. College tuition, gift cards, a car, a jab lottery, free fries, etc... They'll most likely do the same with the switch to digital currency. "Convert to digital currency and get an additional $100 in your account! Convert to digital currency and automatically be entered into a $10,000 lottery!"
- Then, when the herd instinct and bribery wasn't enough, they tried shaming the unjabbed into submitting, by pitting the jabbed against the unjabbed, claiming the unjabbed were driving the variations that were killing grandma and that we were never going to get through the pandemic unless everyone got jabbed. The jabbed developed a sense of social superiority over the unjabbed, and many of them had no issues with sharing their distaste for anyone refusing the jab. It'll be the same for digital currency. "We're never going to get rid of this runaway inflation, this recession, unless everyone converts to digital currency! We're spending millions on printing money and creating coinage. It's a waste of money and it's killing us economically. Why can't you just follow everyone else who's fighting to get this economy fixed! If you don't want to convert to digital currency, then you've become part of the problem and that's unacceptable and fascist!" Those paying in cash at the register will feel the glares of those who have already made the switch just like the masked received the judgmental stares of those who walked around double masked.
- Then, when social shame wasn't enough, the threats started. People were told to get the jab, or they would lose their livelihood. It was a "choice," but what it really was, was intimidation... it was coercion. "Do what we say, or lose everything." Suddenly, "My body, my choice" was no longer relevant. The same will hold true for electronic cash. We'll be given a "choice." "Convert to digital currency, or your bills don't get paid." If the jab compliance is any indication, the majority of the nation will have already switched over to digital currency by this time. The Federal Reserve will say, "Every cash business, including property owners, will be switched over to cashless payments as of such-and-such a date, so cash will no longer be accepted as payment after that date. Want to pay your rent? Make a car payment? Buy groceries? Buy fuel? Pay your utility bills? Go to any store? Pay for car repairs? Keep your cell phone on? If you want to spend any money, you'll need to convert your cash to digital currency, or you won't be able to buy or sell anything, because we will be a cashless society as of such-and-such a date."
It's the same steps the Antichrist and False Prophet will likely go through to get everyone to take the mark: First, wait while many take it willingly, then bribe the masses with gifts, then cause class warfare between those who have taken the mark and those who have not (putting social pressure on those who refuse the mark), then threaten the dissenters' livelihood and family structure, striking fear in the heart of those who continue to resist. All of this will culminate with the mark becoming mandatory, refusal of which will mean execution by way of beheading. It's been prophesied that by the middle of the Tribulation, when the Antichrist, being possessed by Satan, sets himself up as God in the Third Temple, his mark will become mandatory, and those who refuse to take his mark and worship his image will be killed.
With the rise of digital currency with over a hundred countries testing or planning to test a digital currency, we see this important piece falling into place. It's something that the Antichrist will use to his advantage. This is one sign that we're that much closer to the Rapture.
REPENT, AND BE FORGIVEN!
BELIEVE, AND BE SAVED!