Global elitists continue their drive to bring all nation-states together into a one-world economy. National sovereignty must go by the wayside so that economic equity can be achieved. Stability can thus be brought to pass so peace will reign supreme throughout Planet Earth.
All of this, of course, is–from our pre-trib prophecy perspective–the constructing of the beast regime of Revelation, chapter 13.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR,) some years ago, weighed in on the need for moving away from national sovereignty and autonomy in monetary matters.
“The director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations has launched a scathing attack on sovereignty and national currencies. Benn Steil, writing in the current issue of CFR’s influential Foreign Affairs magazine, says ‘the world needs to abandon unwanted currencies, replacing them with dollars, euros, and multinational currencies as yet unborn.’ In the article, ‘The End of National Currency,’ Steil clearly asserts the dollar and the euro are temporary currencies, perhaps necessary today. He argues ‘economic development outside the process of globalization is no longer possible.’…” (The New World Disorder, Goodbye U.S. dollar, hello global currency. CFR chief: Monetary nationalism, sovereignty should be abandoned, Posted: May 09, 2007, By Jerome R. Corsi, © 2008 WorldNetDaily.com).
It is more than merely interesting that the model for preparing for the transnational exchanges that will, the global elitists hope, eventuate in one-world economic order, was instituted a number of years ago in the area of the reviving Roman Empire.
I received an article, parts of which are excerpted here, that was clipped and sent to prophecy watchers by Alan Franklin. He is a British journalist and author/lecturer on the European Union and how that governing authority looks to be the heart of the beast system prophesied in the 13th chapter of Revelation.
Franklin said: “…this is a huge step towards a cashless society with a one world currency to follow – the SEPA programme launched by the European Central Bank…”. He pasted the following article:
“[It is] A single currency–with a single set of payment instruments–in a single euro payments area. With SEPA, this becomes a reality. And we, as euro area citizens, will be able to make euro payments as cheaply, as easily and as safely as we do national payments. All euro payments will be ‘domestic’; finally, there will be no difference between sending a payment from Rome to Dublin or from Brussels to Antwerp. We can now make payments not only with euro notes and coins, but harmonised electronic payments by European credit transfer, direct debit and payment card as well. An important milestone has been reached today with the launch of ‘SEPA Credit Transfer’. We are now able to send euro payments quickly, and in the same way, to any beneficiary in Europe.
This will be followed by ‘SEPA Direct Debit’ before the end of 2009. As a result, we will be able to make direct debit payments across Europe, as if no borders existed” (Speech by Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB Launch event organised by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the European Payments Council Brussels, 28 January 2008, http://www.ecb.eu/press/key/date/2008/html/sp080128.en.html).
Considering developments involved with the North American Union (NAU), it is prudent to look at the EU implementation of this system of electronic funds transfer as a prototype for such a system lurking in wait for the North American continent. Such a system in its most virulent form will control all commerce on earth during the tribulation:
“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. 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” (Rev. 13:16-18).
It apparently seems to most of the world –including most within the professing Christian church– that there is nothing in the news to be concerned about with regard to Bible prophecy on the brink of bringing on tribulation.
In actuality, the circumstance couldn’t be more diametrically opposite than that perceived. The peace process, with America and others pressuring Israel to give up even parts of Jerusalem; the Russian/Iranian axis forming; Now, Iran and Iraq coming closer in alliance against the ISIS threat; China growing and exerting economic, if not yet military, hegemony; the Church in an almost mesmerized state of euphoria with its stadium-sized congregations’ inward-turning, feel-good doctrines of devils –the stage is set for apocalypse.
It is just at a time like this, Jesus forewarned, He will come for believers: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matt. 24:44).