Friday, May 14, 2010
US Government setting stage for prophetic apocalyptic economy
Revelation 13:16-17 says of the antichrist: "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 6:5-6 speaks of the third of four horsemen of the Apocalypse. "And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine."
Research would indicate that a measure of wheat would cost about 15 cents on today's market. But in the scenario presented by the rider of the black horse in Revelation, a measure of wheat would cost about $2.20 cents. A bushel of wheat would cost over $70 in Revelation. A loaf of bread, by many estimates would cost about $20, but that is estimated in a day's wages from Biblical times. That being the case, a loaf of bread may cost about $60 in today's minimum wage. Revelation does not say that food is necessarily scarce, but refers to its cost. The supply may be curtailed by disaster or regulated by government. In either case, one cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast.
We have to question as to how all this occurs and what foundation is laid to make it all work. Today, the federal government of the United States has taken legal authority over all health care. In addition, the federal government is moving toward taking over control of the nation's food supply. WorldNetDaily reports that the Department of Justice argued on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration in a trial in Iowa Federal Court that citizens "do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish." Indeed, the US House of Representatives has passed legislation that requires all food to pass through a facility registered with the government. It is waiting Senate approval.
This means that unless the farm where you buy your fresh vegetables alongside the road is registered and controlled by the government, you are buying illegal contraband. The United States is becoming the leader in setting the stage for the one world order of the antichrist. The economic policies are designed to saddle citizens with insurmountable debt so they must pledge themselves to a government for relief. The government is taking over health care. The government is taking over control of the food supply. Yet, we are the only government in the world whose people have a say in how they are governed. We cannot stop the march of prophecy, but we can determine our place in it. Christians must stand or we all will submit.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry