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Discover the Book - Apr. 29, 2010

  • 2010 Apr 29

Global Signs of Christ's Coming

#1: The Sign of Global Travel

#2: The Sign of a Global Explosion of Information

#3: The Sign of Global Weather Awareness

#4: The Sign of Global Communication


As believers, God gives us an insider's knowledge. There is an eventual major upheaval in the worldwide social and economic situation. All the currency of the world: its money, possessions, fashions, and whims, will be worthless at our death or Christ's return, either of which could be very soon. This insight should utterly change our investment strategy.


The fifth trend that starts small and builds in strength and intensity is the sign of global commerce: with digitalized money and global tracking.


#5: The Sign of Global Commerce: Digitalized Money, Global Tracking and Positioning


Revelation 13:16-17 "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, 17 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."


How close are we getting to that scenario? The last week of August I was at Home Depot getting a lawn mower to take a stab at the grass that was growing too high. I checked out, handed my credit card, the clerk paused, sent me over to the service desk to stand, soon the phone rang—it was Omaha, Nebraska where the VISA fraud department saw a large purchase on an Oklahoma card in Michigan.


They knew where I was, where I was from, what I was buying, and a whole lot more information about me.


Enough that when I told them 2 or 3 stops I made on the drive to Michigan, which they saw on their screens, they decided I was the rightful card holder—and released my lawnmower so that I could purchase it.


As I was driving homeward, I fully expected a VISA rep to be waiting in front of our rented house to make sure I really mowed the lawn!


That is living in a Global Commerce era with digitalized money (a number) and Global Tracking!


And those are just what the coming world leader will need to enforce his desires at the End of days!

What could possibly cause fiercely independent Americans and Britishers and others to give into a one world financial system? Maybe a severe crash, a panic, and a global depression would do it.


So a Global Financial System is forming all around us, something never possible before this generation. This and every one of the other signs Christ gave, are present in our world today. We are the first generation in all of history to experience these trends, these signs—all at once!


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