It is not the wisest course for anyone to pursue to ignore the things that are happening around them. As the financial collapse of America's economy continues, many are unprepared to face the difficult situations that will come as a result.
According to the secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Timothy Geithner, the economy is literally on the brink of collapse. In early January of 2011, the secretary sent a letter to every member of Congress stating that if the debt ceiling were not raised, there would national economic catastrophe that would last for decades. - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/06/AR2011010603244.html
Do you think he's bluffing ? Maybe someone is thinking - "surely he must be mistaken because economic collapse and national emergencies sound too extreme." Here is a copy of the treasury secretary's letter - http://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Documents/Letter.pdf
Unfortunately, this is not a test nor a dream. It is the reality of 21st century America and the majority of hardworking people in the nation are not awake to the most urgent facts that are soon to be rudely brought to their attention.
If the amount of money that we can borrow is not increased, the country faces catastrophic economic consequences. Without debt, we are facing disaster. Think about that for a moment. No more debt = economic collapse. What a strange predicament we are in. We must borrow money in order to prevent the economy from collapsing. More troubling is the fact that this is not the first time that the treasury secretary has given this kind of warning to Congress. He has done it before in 2008 and 2009.
Nations around the world are already facing riots and uprisings due to deteriorating global economic conditions. Increasing food prices and cost of living expenses are crushing people and they are rebelling against the systems that oppress them. The year 2011 has started with worldwide protests in countries like Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela and Yemen. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2F9kn9KfFA
In the book of Revelation a controlled economic system is brought to view as the power of religious tyranny rises to rule over all nations, kindreds, tongues and peoples. Buying and selling will be regulated by a religious authority.
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: 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. (Revelation 13:16,17)
According to Bible prophecy which we have studied and discovered so far in the previous posts to this blog, America is the nation identified by Revelation 13:11 as the beast with two horns like a lamb. Note the strange words that follow in the remainder of the verse.
AND HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON
A change in America's character from lamb-like to dragon will be revealed by the manner of speech. Nations make laws and in Romans 3:19 we learn that laws speak.The Bible explains who the dragon is and how he speaks. In order to continue learning what America will do in the last days just before Christ returns again, we need to take a closer look at this dragon.
(And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, andhis angels were cast out with him.
So according to the Bible, the dragon is Satan, the devil, that old serpent. He apparently has the the power of deception and actually uses it to deceive the whole world. This is a frightening and terrible situation and yet we are not left without hope. Fortunately, God has made it possible for every thinking person to detect the deceiver and avoid the coming mass deceptions
He is a Deceiver - the fact that he deceives the whole world means that one of the principles revealed in the character and conduct of Satan is deceitfulness. He is deceitful. He cannot be trusted. The reason he is able to deceive the whole world because the human heart is also deceitful and hence by nature is in harmony with his principles. .
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it ? (Jeremiah 17:9)
The world is generally more in harmony with the principles revealed in the character and conduct of Satan than in harmony with the principles revealed in the character and conduct of Christ. That is why it is not hard for human beings to be deceived by the dragon.
Often we are victims of our own deceptive reasoning.
As we continue towards a financial and moral breakdown of society, the carnal elements of human nature that were never overcome through faith in Christ will be manifest more and more clearly. The principles upon which people act will be more in harmony with the dragon. Even now there is growing conflict between the principles of Christ revealed in the Bible and the principles of the dragon revealed in the relationships, transactions and affairs of the world. Those who are controlled by the principles and Spirit of Christ will clash more and more with those who are controlled by the spirit of the dragon.
Already we see in the world the intensifying war of opposing principles and the struggles of people controlled by them. Most recently in Egypt we have seen a clash of principles. Scenes similar to those playing out in nations around the world will be seen in America. As unemployment, crime, homelessness and immorality continue, these crisis will lead to the climax of crisis and America will lead the world in applying and recommending wrong solutions.
Would you like to know more about how America is already speaking like a dragon and will continue to speak louder as a dragon ? We will study this in our next post.
There are many people who are actually hoping and literally praying that Jesus Christ is NOT coming back anytime soon. They are counting on being long gone in the grave when everything starts to happen or at least in a different frame of mind.
This is a dangerous self-deception that leaves anyone who embraces it totally unprepared to recognize the connection between current events and Bible prophecy and to prepare accordingly. There are some who just love this world and the life they live in this world too much to prepare. They have plans for their lives that don't include God's plan. They will not be ready.
If you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly
Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.
Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, In Jesus, name, amen.