The Study of Last Things
by James T. Bartsch
Learning about the Future to Live Better Today

"And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six." (Revelation 13:16-18)

Signs of the End of the Age, Part 4

The Move Toward a Global Economy

In this series of articles we have been examining, from a Biblical perspective, those events that serve as signs of the coming end of the age. In Part 1 we discussed the reemergence of the State of Israel. In Part 2 we examined the unification of Europe. In Part 3 we examined the emergence of Eurabia. Now in Part 4 we examine the move toward a Global Economy.

 The Bible predicts, in the last days, a charismatic, yet devilishly sinister man who will arise out of Europe and seize control of the entire globe. He will not govern in a vacuum. He will be assisted by a chief of staff. Much in the same way that Karl Rove assisted President George W. Bush, and Rahm Emanuel is assisting President Barack Obama, this future chief of staff will focus his energies on marshaling world-wide support for his Global Guru (Rev. 13).

 Follow the money trail. You can’t secure political power over any entity without also securing financial power. The future Global Chief of Staff will ram through a strategy of universal identification. The whole purpose of this Universal ID system will be to control and monitor every movement and transaction of every citizen in the Global Village. Not a single person will be permitted to perform a single financial transaction of buying or selling unless he first submits to being tagged with a numerical Universal ID. The Bible calls this ID “The Mark of the Beast” (Rev. 13:16-18).

 You may have noticed rumblings from various corners of the earth about the relentless slide of the value of the present global currency, the U.S. dollar. As successive U.S. administrations have spent more than they have taken in, the dollar has declined in value. But no administration has plunged the U.S. deeper into debt faster than the current one.

 What has been the world reaction? To call for a new global currency. On March 26, 2009, “A UN panel of expert economists pressed … for a new global currency reserve scheme to replace the volatile, dollar-based system ….” On June 26, 2009, “China’s central bank reiterated a call for a worldwide currency.” On February 26, 2010, “Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested … the organization might one day be called on to provide countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.

 Don’t bet against this trend. Our world is moving toward a suffocating global economy that will one day be centralized in a world government run by one man and his assistant, just as the Bible predicts. Your only hope of escape from the stranglehold of inevitable tyranny is to embrace Jesus Christ, “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6).

Signs of the End of the AgePart 5: The Move Toward a Global Government

Prepared by James T. Bartsch
March, 2010
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