In my opinion Derek Prince was the leading Bible teacher of the late 20th century. He called the times in which we live " this present evil age". As I watched the news reports of the current financial crisis, I began to realise just how evil the system of the Western World is. Our system is controlled by the rich and powerful and the rest of us are just their means of getting richer. As the ordinary investors lost their life savings over the last few weeks, those in the upper echelons made more money. The financial institutions at the very top level have bought up the remnants of the banks and companies that have gone bankrupt. They kept the profitable parts and passed the loss making parts on to the taxpayer - thats you and me ! In the UK the government sold the profitable part of one of the largest investment companies to a Spanish bank and left all of the bad debts to the British taxpayers.
And the US government is also in the process of bailing out the private bankers with taxpayer's money. Its wrong !!!
We ( the oridinary people ) are being ripped off. Did you notice that the price of oil has dropped from close to $140 a barrell to under $100, but the 'big boys' havent passed that reduction on to the motorists ? I was in the UK last week and oil rose back to slightly over the $100 mark, and they wanted to put the price up again ! It is criminal ! A sarcastic friend of mine in NZ used to say ''prison is where the big criminals put the little criminals". How right he was !
Did you also notice that the stock market collapse on September 29 totalled 777 points and occurred on the eve of the Biblical Feast of Trumpets ? Some believe it is judgment on our nations that has the fingerprints of God all over it. US President George W. Bush was the first US president to propose the establishment of a Palestinian state, and he continues t0 send Condalesa Rice to the Middle East trying to force the Israel to give up her heartland. The Bible clearly warns that nations who try to divide Israel in the end times will pay a terrible price. In Joel 3:2 the Lord says that He will "enter into judgment" against those nations that "have divided up My land."
The financial outlook has been growing darker for much of 2008. Many voices had been forecasting the beginnings of a financial meltdown in September, secular voices and Christian voices. Not being a financial expert myself, I dont understand the nuts and bolts of the financial system, but I know enough to know it is rotten and that it's demise is inevitable. I also saw it coming from a prophetic perspective. YHVH is preparing to re-establish His Kingdom on the Earth. That means this present evil kingdom must fall. Can't happen ? Well it happened to all of our predecessors - Babylon, Egypt, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.
The world system is based on finances - hard currency which was first introduced by Nimrod. For the political system to fall, the financial system must fall. We can see it in the book of Revelation, chapter 13. A new computer based financial system that the Anti-Christ will use to control the world. will replace the current system. Unless a person is not connected to the system it will be impossible to buy or sell, pay rent, fill up the tank or get medical assistance. Revelation 13:16-18 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or 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 it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (NKJ) Once connected to the system every move, every electronic communication, everything you buy or sell will be monitored. It will be compulsory. Anyone who refuses the mark will be seen and treated as an outlaw. It will make H G Well's novel 1984 look like a boy scout story.
That is the scenario that lies ahead of us all. It used to seem a long way off. Even a few months ago, it seemed a long way off. But not so anymore. The current financial crisis, often referred to as a "melt-down" is a unmistakable sign that the current financial system could be replaced very soon. All that has to happen is for the melt-down to go all the way to the foundations and it will be very easy for the New World Order people to cancel all cash (Germany did this very thing in WW2) and bring in the new compulsory, cashless, electronic system. I could be wrong, but I dont think this current crisis will be the one that triggers the changeover, but it could very well be. Or it could be the final dress rehearsal for the next crisis which will be the one that does finally kill the current system, preparing the way for the Mark of the Beast system. That is how close we may well be to beginning of the 7 year period that will bring the end to this present evil age.
So what can we do to prepare ?
1/ Press into God - get as spiritually strong as possible ( see Daniel 11:32)
2/ Warn your family and friends and do everything you can to bring them into the right Kingdom
3/ Get together with other Believers in your fellowship and prepare contingency plans
4/ Get as physically fit as possible
5/ Be as informed as possible as to what is happening in the world
6/ Unplug from the present system as much as possible
7/ Continue to bless Israel, by aligning with God as He completes the restoration of the Jewish people to the land and to Him
The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to th Jewish people by the God of Israel Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray for our son Jordan, and all of his fellow soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom .... David & Josie .... ..