Chapter Nine – One World Economy
Hey, how many of you guys out there have noticed that the news media is just a little biased when it comes to reporting Christian events? Anyone besides me? So, just to make sure we’re all on the same page here, I’m going to show you just how bad this media assault has become against Christianity by applying their current standards of biased journalism to past Biblical events. You tell me just how accurate these headlines might indeed be:
The Crossing of the Red Sea would be reported as: WETLANDS TRAMPLED IN LABOR STRIKE (Pursuing Environmentalists Killed)
David vs. Goliath would be reported as: HATE CRIME KILLS BELOVED CHAMPION (Psychologist Questions the Influence of Rock)
Elijah on Mt. Carmel would be reported as: FIRE SENDS RELIGIOUS RIGHT EXTREMIST INTO FRENZY (400 People Killed)
The birth of Jesus would be reported as: HOTELS FULL, ANIMALS LEFT HOMELESS (Animal Rights Activists Enraged by Insensitive Couple)
The feeding of the 5,000 would be reported as: PREACHER STEALS CHILD’S LUNCH (Disciples Mystified Over Behavior)
The healing of the 10 lepers would be reported as: LOCAL DOCTOR’S PRACTICE RUINED (“Faith Healer” Causes Bankruptcy)
The healing of the Gadarene demoniac would be reported as: MADMAN’S FRIEND CAUSES STAMPEDE (Local Farmer’s Investment Lost)
Raising Lazarus from the dead would be reported as: FUNDAMENTALIST PREACHER RAISES A STINK (Will Reading to be Delayed)1
Now, how many of you believe that that’s pretty accurate as to how things would be reported today? Uh huh. It’s not too far off is it? And it’s all because the world is getting more and more biased and antagonistic towards Christianity and the truth that we proclaim of God’s salvation from sin and the destruction to come. But the sad thing is that, as long as they continue to do this, they are running the risk of being left behind, which means that they will be catapulted into the seven-year Tribulation that is coming upon the whole world.
And folks, the time of the Tribulation is not a party. Jesus said in Matthew 24 that it would be a time of greater horror than anything the world has ever seen or will ever see again. He also said that unless that time of calamity is shortened, the entire human race would be destroyed. But God is not only a God of wrath; He’s a God of love as well. And because He loves you and I, He has given us many warning signs so that we would know when the Tribulation could be near and that Christ’s 2nd Coming is rapidly approaching. Therefore, to make sure we’re well informed about the dangers of being left behind, we’re going to continue taking a look at The Final Countdown.
We already saw how the #10 sign on The Final Countdown was The Jewish People. The #9 sign was Modern Technology. The #8 sign was Worldwide Upheaval. The #7 sign was The Rise of Falsehood. The #6 sign was The Rise of Wickedness. The #5 sign was The Rise of Apostasy. The #4 sign was a One World Religion. In the last chapter we saw how the #3 sign was none other than A One World Government. There we saw that God lovingly foretold you and I that when we see a worldwide authority of the antichrist, that this would be an indicator that we are in the last days. Isn’t that what we see today, by a push for a new world order, new world community and a new world surveillance system?
But that’s not the only signs that God has given us. The #2 sign on The Final Countdown is none other than A One World Economy. So just what are these specific prophesies being fulfilled today concerning A One World Economy, revealing that we could be in the last days? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Let’s take a look. The 1st End Time Prophecy concerning A One World Economy is that there will be a worldwide economy of the antichrist.
Revelation 13:11,12,16,17 “Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth. He exercised all the authority of the first beast. And he required all the earth and those who belong to this world to worship the first beast. He required everyone – great and small, rich and poor, slave and free – to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark.” (NLT)
According to this passage of Scripture, there is coming a day when all the inhabitants of the earth will be under the economy of the antichrist himself, who controls all buying and selling. One day, the whole world will be unified into A One World Economy that is actually satanically inspired. But the question is, “Could that really happen?” Could the whole world really be deceived into creating A One World Economy? And is there any evidence that this is really going to take place just like the Bible said? You bet there is! Let’s take a look.
The 1st way we know that we are headed for A One World Economy is due to a Universal Banking System. That’s right, I’m talking about a Global Bank. You see, if you’re going to deceive people into creating A One World Economy then you must certainly provide a Universal Bank so that you can dictate a universal monetary exchange, right? Well, guess what? That’s precisely what’s happening. Right now there are already in place the plans for absolute economic control of the whole world. How do I know? Because right now there’s already a Universal Bank, called the World Bank which is the world’s leading lender of money to the nations around the globe. But wait a minute. If you’re going to have a universal bank then you need a Universal Lending Institution to oversee the dispersion of money and loans, right? Well gee, guess what? That’s why right now the International Monetary Fund oversees the whole world’s financial system and even fixes the exchange rates. But wait a minute. If you’re going to have a universal lending institution then you need a Universal Money Exchanger to appropriately funnel all this money to all the different countries, right? Well gee, guess what? Right now there’s a Universal Electronic Banking System called SWIFT, which automatically makes sure that all the different money transactions in the world match all the different currencies. But wait a minute. If you’re going to have a universal money exchanger then you need to have a Universal Strong Arm to punish those who don’t obey this World Banking System, right? Well gee, guess what? Right now there’s the World Trade Organization, which not only sets the trading rules for the world, but punishes all countries who do not obey with billion dollar fines and sanctions. It even happens here in America.
And lest you think that people aren’t serious about forming this one world economy, with the birth of the Euro we see for the first time, a multitude of nations coming under one unified currency.6 In fact, people like Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Britain, are showing signs of support for England to hop on the bandwagon as well.7 And recently, Robert Mundell, considered the “godfather of the Euro,” gave a blueprint for a single world currency, including the U.S., England, and Japan. Since the initial plans for a world currency were shot down by the U.S. more than fifty years ago, Mundell stated this:
“It is now time and useful, and in the United States interest, to move toward (global monetary reform) and provide some leadership. The lessons learned from the creation of the…Euro could help moves toward one world currency.”
He also readily agreed that we would probably never go along with this, so he proposed starting with Japan and England and force us into it economically.
But you might think, “Come on! This is just too far out. This is just a coincidence. There’s no way the leaders in the world can really be serious about forming A One World Economy.” But folks, it’s not only going to happen, it’s been in the planning stages for a long time. Here, see the progress for yourself:
- 1913: The Federal Reserve created (It is neither federal nor a reserve and is owned by banks. It was planned at a secret meeting in 1910 on Jekyl Island, Georgia by a group of bankers and politicians. This transferred the power to create money from the American government to a private group of bankers and thus violates Article I of the Constitution, which states, “Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof.” (NOT BANKS!)
- 1944: The World Bank was formed (world’s foremost lender)
- 1944: (IMF) International Monetary Fund formed (world’s overseer of international financial system)
- 1944: (GATT) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (liberalized world trade)
- 1968: Club of Rome formed (group of economic elite world advisers)
- 1973: Trilateral commissioned formed by banker David Rockefeller to develop a worldwide economic power.
- 1973: (SWIFT) Society for Worldwide Interbank Finance Transactions created (universal electronic banking organization that transfers monetary transactions between countries and corporations)
- 1975: Declaration of Interdependence signed which declares that our economy should be regulated by international authorities.
- 1979: Smart card developed
- 1993: Mondex International formed
- 1994: (NAFTA) North American Free Trade Agreement (free trade between Canada, U.S., and Mexico)
- 1995: (WTO) world Trade Organization formed (develops and enforces worldwide trade rules)
- 1999: The Euro is born (new universal currency of 12 European countries)
- 2002: The first Euro coins and banknotes go into circulation
- 2002: Call for a Global Tax to be paid to the United Nations at World Conference held in Monterrey, Mexico
- 2002: Fast Track Bill approved that prevents congress from changing or even having an extended debate on any trade agreement negotiated by the President
- 2003: Proposal appears for credit card implants
- 2003: Proposal to keep children safe with a microchip
- 2003: EU to use to chip to monitor visitors
- 2004: Biometric payments expanding to grocery and convenience stores
- 2004: Bank card crimes fuel rush to biometric systems
- 2004: Baja Beach Club in Barcelona Spain launches microchip implantation for VIP members
- 2004: Wal-Mart turns on radio tags
- 2004: Microchip and global satellite firms each agreement
- 2004: Chirac calls for a global tax
- 2004: 44,000 prison inmates to be RFID-chipped
- 2004: Mexico attorney general gets microchip implant
- 2004: Japan school kids to be tagged with RFID chips
- 2004: Proposal for chip implanted in police officer’s hands to allow only officers to fire guns
- 2005: House approves electronic ID cards
- 2005: California school requires radio ID tags for students
- 2005: Windows to become RFID friendly
- 2005: The Bank for International Settlements calls for global currency
- 2005: (FTAA) Free Trade Agreement of the Americas is proposed to provide free trade in the whole Western Hemisphere
- 2005: Proposal for a Digital Birth ID
- 2005: Dutch, USA to start airport biometric data checks
- 2005: Chase launches new microchip blink credit card
- 2005: Chief of Police who received VeriChip advocates forced government chipping to buy and sell
- 2005: Scientist calls for world DNA database
- 2006: Employees get microchip implants
- 2006: VeriChip sells first Baby Protection System and in talks with Military
- 2006: Proposed that Britons be microchipped like dogs in a decade
- 2006: IMF wins new powers to police global economy
- 2006: Rise of people voluntarily receiving microchips implants
- 2006: Couples receive implants as a sign of love for each other
- 2006: Young shoppers want to pay with chip in skin
- 2007: Invisible RFID Ink available for cattle and people
- 2007: Proposal for animal tags for people
- 2007: FBI to collect biometric information on Britons
- 2007: Russia launches final satellites for its own GPS
- 2007: FBI aims for world’s largest biometrics database
- 2007: Alzheimer’s Patients lining up for microchips
- 2007: Secret new plan for EU Super State unveiled
- 2008: Seven year plan aligns U.S. with Europe’s economy
- 2008: Digital Angel keeps tabs on animals
- 2008: FBI wants instant access to British identity data
- 2008: Hospitals tagging babies with electronic chips
- 2008: Prisoners to be chipped like dogs9
Now, how many of you have heard about any of that stuff, let alone the coming global tax on the news lately? Of course not! In fact, one article made it clear as to the reasons why:
“The jury is still out on which way the United States will go on the issue of global economic control by the UN. Most Americans will never know the issue is on the table until after the decisions are made. The media is not likely to address the issue, nor is it likely to be a topic of congressional debate. These events are taking place in other parts of the world, with decisions being made by officials who are not elected by anyone. No elected official in the United States has any authority to alter or veto these decisions. The world is moving swiftly toward global governance.”
You see, the reason why we probably won’t hear about this is because the day we see the passage of the global tax, which the United Nations is calling for right now, is the day we officially kick off A One World Economy, and by then it will be too late. And correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d say somebody’s very serious about forming A One World Economy, how about you?
Oh, but that’s not all. Little do people know that these same economic powers have already divided up the world into Ten Economic Kingdoms in order to assure proper control.11 Each kingdom will be ruled by an individual dictator who will be under the authority of a world dictator. But you might say, “There’s no way that the American people will stand for this. Why, we’ll stand up and fight if it comes to that!” Well, they’ve already thought of that. You see, the plan is to have foreign, not America troops on American soil. Why? Because most likely another American would have a hard time shooting a fellow American, but a foreigner wouldn’t!12 Hey, wait a minute. Didn’t we see how foreign troops were already being trained right here in America? Hmmm. I wonder why?
And if that wasn’t scary enough, most people still don’t get the significance of this world division by an Economic Club from Rome. Why? Because most people haven’t read the Scripture that talks about the coming Revived Roman Empire, with it’s ten-horned kingdom that would appear on the scene. When? In the last days!
Revelation 17:9,12-13 “And now understand this. His ten horns are ten kings who have not yet risen to power; they will be appointed to their kingdoms for one brief moment to reign with the beast. They will all agree to give their power and authority to him.” (NLT)
Hey, wait a second. You mean to tell me that there’s going to come a day when we see a worldwide kingdom of the antichrist that is split up into ten kingdoms? Could that really happen? Folks, it’s happening right before our eyes!
What do you think is going on with the birth of the European Union? Hello! What’s that? Isn’t that a region of countries coming together economically with their own currency called the Euro? And why there right now the formation of the African Union which is a region of countries coming together economically with their own currency called the Golden Mandela, which is supposed to go into affect by 2010?13 And speaking of 2010, why is there right now the formation of the North American Union, which is made up of the United States, Canada and Mexico coming together economically with a new currency called the Amero?14 They’re shooting for 2010 as well. But that’s still not all. There’s also plans right now for a South American Union, an Asian Union, a Central Asian Union, and even a Pacific Union to name a few. Why, if I didn’t know better, I’d say the world is being split up into different economic regions right before our very eyes. Gee, I wonder how many they’ll end up with? Maybe, ten!
Just like the Bible said. When? In the last days.
The 2nd way we know that we are headed for A One World Economy is due to a Universal Currency. That’s right, I’m talking about the coming Cashless Society. You see, if you’re going to deceive people into creating A One World Economy then you must certainly provide a Universal Currency so that you can dictate a universal monetary standard, right? Well gee, guess what?
That’s precisely what’s happening.
You see, in case you haven’t noticed, we have slowly but surely moved towards a completely cashless society. In the last century alone, we have gone from paper currency to electronic cash. For instance, if we don’t have any money on us, don’t worry, just write a check. Then, if we don’t have the money to write a check, don’t worry, just charge it to a credit card. But if we don’t want to pay the interest on a credit card, don’t worry, just take it out of your checking account with a debit card.
And now all these features and more are all combined into one, called a smart card. And these smart cards are now being hailed as “digital cash” or “electronic purses.” In fact, experts say that these smart cards will soon be the world’s first truly universal currency. So what in the world is a smart card? Well, I’m glad you asked. A smart card is about the size of a regular credit card only it has a tiny microchip that can store and receive information. And because of this feature, you can use them for all kinds of things. Let’s take a look:
- Personal ATM
- Purchases (at stores, restaurants, vending machines, gas, toll roads, etc.)
- Telephone calls
- Access to cable and satellite programs
- Internet purchases
- Vehicle and building access
- Personal computer access (replace all passwords)
- Loyalty programs (airlines, grocery stores, etc.)
- Rapid Check-in (hotels, airlines, etc.)
- Personal Identification Holder (Soc. Security, Driver’s License, Student ID, Health and Insurance ID, voting information, picture, and fingerprints)
Hey now, who couldn’t use a little more convenience and flexibility in
their busy lives, huh? In fact, imagine if we could get rid of all paper currency. Smart cards could even reduce fear by spelling the beginning of the end for all sorts of crimes.
“The immediate benefits would be profound and fundamental. Theft of cash would become impossible. Bank robberies and cash-register robberies would simply cease to occur. Attacks on shopkeepers, taxi drivers, and cashiers would all end…Urban streets would become safer…Security costs and insurance rates would fall. Property values would rise…Sales of illegal drugs, along with the concomitant violent crime, should diminish. Hospital emergency rooms would become less crowded…A change from cash to recorded electronic money would be accompanied by a flow of previously unpaid income-tax revenues running in the tens of billions of dollars. As a result, income-tax rates could be lowered or the national debt reduced.”
Don’t you feel safer already? Oh, but that’s not all. Smart cards not only promise to provide a whole new sense of security, but they can even be used in three different ways: the card itself, your computer, and even your cell phone. For instance, as a card, you can use it to not only pay for virtually anything at any business, but now with another device called PET, or Personal Electronic Transfer, you can exchange money with other smart card users.18 So if you owe somebody $20, you still don’t need cash in your pocket. Just zap it from your smart card to theirs.
Oh, but that’s not all. With your computer, you can now use what’s called a smart card reader. It’s an inexpensive device that looks like a floppy drive that you insert your smart card into. Now you can make purchases on the Internet or even transfer money from your checking account directly onto the card. Now you have your own personal ATM machine.19 In fact, it is expected that soon, computer manufacturers will be installing smart card readers as standard equipment on all their machines.20
Oh, but just in case you don’t have computer access handy, you can also use your cell phone. Right now, cell phones are doubling as mobile cash machines to make purchases from street vendors to pizza delivery. And just in case you don’t have one of these new phones, no need to fear! Nokia has developed a “clip-on” smart card reader for cell phones. And now, with the wave of your phone, you can buy just about anything from a boat to a burger, like this article stated:
“Grabbing a burger is getting easier. Soon you will just have to wave your cell phone as you pass McDonald’s drive-through. Immediate gratification is always the best marketing tool.
Nokia is testing a new SmartCover for its… phones that will act just like a debit card…expected to hit the stores before June.
There is no dialing, no ATM, no fumbling for a wallet or dropped coins – only radio-frequency burgers.”22
Now, as weird as all this new technology sounds, you might still be thinking that this is all nice and dandy, but it’s never going to catch on. But folks, four billion smart cards were issued in 2000 alone!23 In fact, right now in
Europe, smart cards are not only commonplace but will soon be a necessity. England is expecting to have all governmental services online and will issue their citizens smart cards in order to access the system.
Oh, but that’s not all. Right now, here in America, smart cards are being heavily promoted by celebrities like Britney Spears, who’s offering her fans five collectable smart card flash cards so they can get access to behind-the-scenes videos or photos on her website. And not to be left out, in light of the terrorist attacks, last year the Pentagon made smart cards mandatory for four million troops and civilians, in order to open secure doors, get cash, buy food, and check out weapons and military hardware. And that’s right, due to promises of eliminating fraud and saving money, banks are also jumping on the bandwagon. Right now, MasterCard is planning on turning their six hundred million debit cards into smart cards.
And speaking of MasterCard, they recently purchased fifty-one percent of a smart card company called MONDEX. And MONDEX just happens to be the only electronic cash system in the world that allows for multiple currencies on one card. In fact, so excited is MONDEX about this backing from MasterCard, that they have stated, “This is the final stage in becoming a global reality. With MasterCard’s backing, there’s nothing to stop MONDEX now from becoming the global standard.”
Then, as if that wasn’t weird enough, the president of Visa has hinted at taking the tiny microchips from their plastic smart cards and putting them into much “handier things” such as a watch or even a ring. I mean, come on, what’s next? Some sort of smart card tattoo or body implant? Folks, it might be closer than you think. You see, it is said that MONDEX stands for Monetary Dexter. And if you’ll look for yourself in the dictionary, you will see that monetary means, “pertaining to money” and dexter means “right hand.” Hey, wait a second. Money in the right hand? Where have we heard that before?
Now I don’t know about you guys, but it sure sounds like somebody is taking this One World Economy very seriously, how about you? Just like the Bible said. When? In the last days!
And folks, believe it or not, even with all this amazing evidence pointing to the signs of Christ’s soon return, some people still need to have the truth repeated to them over and over again, like this guy discovered:
“A small guy walks into a diner one day and heads straight for the counter and has a seat on one of the stools. And while he’s deciding on what he’s going to order, he decides to have a little fun and so leans over to the big woman next to him and says, ‘Hey, lady. Do you wanna hear a funny blonde joke?’
Well, immediately the big woman gives him a horrible look and replies, ‘Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something mister. I’m blonde, and six feet tall, 210 lbs. and I’m a professional triathlete and bodybuilder.
Not to mention the blonde woman sitting next to me is 6’2” and 220 lbs. and she’s an ex-professional wrestler.
And if you’ll notice, that waitress over there is also a blonde who’s 6’5”, weighs 250 lbs. and she’s a professional kickboxer.
You see buddy, we’re three big, bad blondes! Now, funny guy, do you still want to tell that blonde joke?’
So the guy blinks and swallows, thinks about it a second and says, ‘No way! Not if I’m going to have to explain it three times.’”
Now, that guy wasn’t about to keep repeating himself over and over again, was he? But do you know what? Neither will God. You see, many people today think that their lives are going to be filled with untold riches and absolute security through A One World Economy. They think that they have all the time in the world to respond to the gospel after they first go and make all their riches. But the Bible says that God isn’t going to keep repeating His message of salvation over and over again. The offer won’t be there forever. He simply says that if you hear His voice calling you, you need to respond today.
Hebrews 3:7-8,10-11 “That is why the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today you must listen to his voice. Don’t harden your hearts against him as Israel did when they rebelled, when they tested God’s patience in the wilderness. There your ancestors tried my patience, even though they saw my miracles for forty years. So I was angry with them, and I said, Their hearts always turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them. So in my anger I made a vow: They will never enter my place of rest.’” (NLT)
People of God, I hope you’re not one of those who have bought into this lie that man can somehow manifest his own heaven on earth by creating A One World Economy. Why? Because you might wake up one day and discover that you’ve been left behind. And do you know what? God doesn’t want you left behind. Because He loves you and I, He has given us the warning sign of A One World Economy to show us that the Tribulation could be near and that Christ’s 2nd Coming is rapidly approaching. Jesus Himself said this:
Luke 21:28 “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (NIV)
Like it or not folks, we are headed for The Final Countdown. We don’t know the day or the hour. Only God knows. The point is, if you’re a Christian and you haven’t noticed; there are no U-hauls behind a hearse. Therefore, let’s stop pampering our lusts and let’s start praying for the lost! Folks, it’s high time we Christians speak up and declare the good news of salvation to those who are dying all around us. But please, if you’re not a Christian, give your life to Jesus today, because tomorrow may be too late! Just like the Bible said!