Whoever wins in the elections in two-and-a-half weeks will probably not make a lot of difference – Christ-followers are in for a rough ride over the next six years. I am not a foretelling prophet, just an observer of the directions of our society and our world; perhaps you could call me a “forth-telling” prophet. 😉
When I was a pre-teen in the middle of the last century, preachers who studied Bible prophecy predicted a world monetary system that would be trackable for every purchase. They were laughed at by those who did not read the Bible, yet now, it is falling into place with the WEF (World Economic Forum) wanting to digitize currency to central national banks. Beyond this, the WEF advocates a world-wide currency, again a subject that caused smirks when Bible-teachers brought it up in the 60s and 70s.
Executive Order 14607
President Biden signed executive order 14607 (which takes on the force of law, even without Congressional oversight) directing a huge host of government agencies to investigate establishing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) by the National Security Council. They are to begin taking “strong steps to reduce the risks that digital assets could pose to consumers, investors, and business protections; financial stability and financial system integrity; combating and preventing crime and illicit finance; national security; the ability to exercise human rights; financial inclusion and equity; and climate change and pollution.”
Under the guise of “protecting United States and global financial stability and mitigation of systemic risks,” this order authorizes agencies from the State Department to Treasury, DOD, DOJ, EPA, OMB, the Fed, National Intelligence, and others to explore “the actions required to launch a United States CBDC [Central Bank Digital Currency] if doing so is deemed to be in the national interest.” (See Section 3 for the full list of agencies NAMED; others may be invited to participate, leaving it open to any agency with a vested interest, and what agency will not be vested with interest in taxpayers’ money!?)
“Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other relevant agencies, shall submit to the President a report on the future of money and payment systems, including the conditions that drive broad adoption of digital assets…”
Signed on March 9, 180 days passed on September 5, 2022. Other deadlines are included in the 180 days, as well as some deadlines at 90 days (June 7, 2022), 210 days (October 4, 2022) and some at one year (March 9, 2023).
The rush to develop a CBDC is to avoid getting left behind by the establishment of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Etherium. “…Non-state issued digital assets reached a combined market capitalization of $3 trillion, up from approximately $14 billion in early November 2016.” Basically, governments fear being left behind in the new digital economy that used to be the stuff of science fiction. Governments want to be involved in the flow of assets, goods, and services so that they can be taxed… or controlled.
For Your Protection?
Enter the digital currency age and someone somewhere will be able to track every penny you spend. Of course, the advocates say, “This is for your protection,” when what it does is open the door to regulation based on your choices. Think of how Facebook, Twitter and Google have been trying to control the narratives about abortion, election integrity, LGBTQ interests, etc.. Now, put that kind of control in the hands of the government, and if you agree/disagree with mRNA “vaccination” and become labeled as “misinformation,” the government can stop your payments or collections to and from any source.
If the government decides abortions must not be allowed, your dollars to Planned Parenthood might never see the light of day. Or if the government thinks abortion must be allowed, you will not have a choice to donate to mother/baby care services that deny abortions. Orwell’s Big Brother has arrived, and it is in the form of what some are calling Biden Bucks, although actually, the US is a little behind the curve.
Behind the Curve
China became the world’s first major economy to pilot a digital currency in April 2020 that is being offered in 15 provinces and cities across its country and already has passed 100 billion yen ($13.9bln) in transactions. And one only need to look at China for a model of why a government would want a CBDC. Smile for the Social Credit camera, please!?
The Sand Dollar was issued by the Central Bank of the Bahamas in October 2020. It was the first nationwide CBDC in the world. Nigeria became the first country in Africa to launch a CBDC in October, 2021. Countries in the Eastern Caribbean Union rolled out their own form of digital currency in March, 2022, meant to help speed transactions and serve people without bank accounts. The seven countries involved are Antigua/Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent/Grenadines. India is launching next year. Sweden, Jamaica, Ukraine and the Eurozone are all looking into CBDCs within the next year to two years!
“Analysts think it could still take years to develop and introduce a digital dollar,” unless it becomes the interest of our financial institutions, Big Tech, and Congress and/or the President to roll it out more rapidly. Remember the first crashes with self-driving cars? The developers all thought they were ready and the public would embrace them. But these were all manufactured by private companies, not the government… which does not make mistakes (said the Wizard of Ahs.) 🙄
If you are planning to take over the world and institute a forced worship of one particular person, what better way than to require everyone to use your Biden Bucks, Digital Yen, or the WEF’s World Wide Currency Web. It may not happen this year; it may not happen for a decade or two, but it will come.
How Do You Print “In God We Trust” On The Computer?
In what are you putting your trust? Who will you believe when conflicting reports keep coming at you on Twitter, Fox or CNN? There is One who is fully trustworthy, and He has revealed what will happen in the Last Days, which we appear to be approaching at roller-coaster speeds.
Jesus most intense teaching about the last days was, “Do not be afraid and do not be deceived.” (Mark 13:5-9) He never told anyone to “Get ready” to meet The God Who Is. He only told His followers, “Be ready.” (Luke 12) Being ready removes the fear! Are you ready?
I am. Are you?
Next week, I will share Andrew Brunson’s view on persecution that he believes is coming to American Christ-followers.