I would like to comment on a couple of things regarding the G-20 and one world currency (OWC)
To bring you up to speed, here is a quote…
"The Single Global Currency Association is dedicated to the goal of implementing a Single Global Currency, within a Global Monetary Union and managed by a Global Central Bank by 2024. We shall achieve this goal through education and persuasion."
I have been getting emails asking if the 2024 date is for the rapture and others speculating on Christ’s return.
Folks, we are to allow God’s Word to be our filter, not what is taking place out in the world.
Sure many of us point to this and that, but we must always apply scripture.
Here was a question I got…
If the one world money system doesn't come until 2024, does that preclude the coming of the lord before then, and the tribulation?
I understand that the individual is asking and it is a good question, the speculative answer is yes.
But my answer in light of scripture is… Has to be I don’t know.
In these last days we need to be very cautious about how we read the signs of the times and we need to let scripture be our lens that we view the world and it’s events through.
1 Corinthians 13:12 (KJV) For now we see through a glass, darkly;
No where in scripture is the rapture tied to any event. Although many of us like to put the rapture in a neat little box and have our timelines and charts, scripturally, it is an independent event.
Being a staunch supporter and apologist for the Pre-Tribe, I say that the rapture will take place prior to the rise of the antichrist and the tribulation.
Here is the issue. The rapture could take place this very minute, tomorrow or next week. BUT… the tribulation could start 1-5-10 years from the rapture.
What initiates the tribulation is the signing of the peace treaty by “The Prince” as he is called in Daniel 9:26-27
Daniel 9:26 (KJV) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Daniel 9:27 (KJV) And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
What initiates the rapture is the following…
Romans 11:25(KJV) For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
For more information about defending and understanding the pre-tribe rapture, read my article "We Have to Prepare for the Tribulation???"
Located at the following URL … http://www.prophezine.com/PZArticles/PreparefortheTribulation/tabid/265/Default.aspx
As you can see, these events are independent from one another.
For example I am not one who believes that if the rapture would take place today, and tomorrow the antichrist has his empire in place and is ruling the world.
No matter what, people need time to be moved and herded into a direction. It is human nature. Moving all the people who are left behind in one direction and towards the antichrist’s empire will take more than 24 hours.
On top of that the logistics and infrastructure need to be put into place to rule the world by one man.
Another quick point here, Satan is NOT omnipresent like God is. He can only be one place at one time. So if Satan is to control all of man during the Tribulation, he will need the electronic surveillance and infrastructure in place to do that. Yes demons will help, but they are not omnipresent either.
We are a big brother society, but not to the point where ever person in the world is able to be monitored 24/7.
So there is some technology that still needs to be put into place and fully funtional.
Another point that I want to make is that just because there is a one world currency does not make that currency the mark of the beast.
The mark of the beast comprises of three things:
• it is a financial system
• it is a religious system
• it is a political system
We read in Revelation 13…
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Although it is highly draconian, a one world monetary system is not the mark of the beast.
Now, a one world currency can be used as one of the tools to implement the mark of the beast, but if everyone is carrying around New World Dollars, it does not make that piece of paper the mark of the beast.
I hope that I am making myself clear here.
We need to remember that the mark involves a complete submission to a financial, religious and political system. Those who take it are aligning themselves with the antichrist and they know it.
We as Christians accept Christ as our personal savior, those who take the mark are submitting their lives to the antichrist as their “master.”
They will fully know and understand whom they will serve.
So again, If all three of these things are not in place and being accepted all at once, it is not the mark.
In the 1930s Social Security was enacted. Having a SS # was made mandatory.
Many folks during that time were claiming that to be the mark.
But again it was not because people were not submitting to a religious, financial and political system. They saw a tool that could be used to help bring the mark about, but it in and of itself is not the mark.
Folks, we are living in the last days of the last days.
More than ever we need cleave to what God’s Word says and use that as the lens in which we view the world, not view the world and then look to scripture to see if it fits.
This is why it is utterly important that we are in God’s Word daily and that we hide it within our hearts.
If we do not know God’s word, how do we know what is the truth?
God’s word is the ultimate truth and it is through His Word that all things are illuminated and understood.
Our problem is that we just don’t spend enough time in His Word.
Times are going to get harder and harder. Being in His Word becomes more and more important.
Now more than any other time in history we must know God’s Word inside and out.
Who Do You Serve?
Jesus stated the following…
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you do not have Christ in your life, you will spend eternity in hell. This is a fact. It does not matter if you believe this or not, it is the truth spoken by Jesus himself. If your name is not written in the Lambs Book of Life you will go to hell for what you have not done and that is accepting Christ as your personal savior.
To be placed in the Lamb Book of Life, you need to turn your life completely over to Him. Having “head” knowledge or “just believing in Christ” is not the same as having “heart” knowledge with Christ living in your heart. We know that even the devils believe in Him, where are they spending eternity?
James 2:19 (KJV) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
We work hard at Prophezine to show that Bible Prophecy is coming to pass. Because of this fact, the Bible is true. Since the Bible is the true and inerrant word of God, there is a heaven and there is a hell.
If you claim the title of “Christian” then take account of yourself this day. Many claim the title, but we read in God’s Word that the title does not get you into heaven.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Who you serve will determine where you will spend eternity. If you are not serving Christ and a true child of God, then you are serving Satan and a child of the enemy.
If you are not 110% sure, then take account of yourself, your very life depends upon it.
1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
About the Author:
Ray & Tracye Gano are the Executive Directors of Prophezine. Prophezine deals with Bible Prophecy and World Events from a Pre-trib, pre-millennial, dispensationalist stand point. They currently serve close to 70,000+ (and growing) people world wide with a weekly newsletters, daily news updates, community based website and Internet radio shows. Ray recently released his latest project “Escape The End Time Money Snare – The CD a multimedia CD co-authored with Wilfred Hahn focusing on how to escape the trappings of mammon and learning how to live simply in God’s abundance.
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