SourceThe CBS story below may seem like a rather innocuous little story, but for those of us watching prophecy, it is more confirmation of the soon coming prophetic fulfillment of the Book of Revelation.
There was a long stretch in the nineteen eighties, being the bible prophecy junkie that I was, where I scoured newspaper articles, libraries and bookstores for relevant news pointing to the "end of days" or what some may call the "Apocalypse" (no zombies necessary) as described in the book of Revelation, Matthew 24 and other prophetic texts of scripture. Of importance to me then was to notice any moves or initiatives from the U.S. or the world generally to move globally towards a cashless society. Deducing from scripture and connecting the dots that the coming antichrist of Revelation fame will have a one world economic system facilitated by a "mark" of some sort that is in (or possibly on) the hand or forehead of virtually all humanity (with the exception of those refusing to submit to this coming global leader, the result of which is not optimum from human terms to say the least). Revelation 13:16-17 put it like this:
"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."
So how would a world built on cash ever accept a move to a system that is cashless? Perhaps I am surmising that many things occur in our world, thru conditioning of the sheeple, and it is happening now.
Today it isn't even a thought to use our debit cards to pay for purchases. Speaking for myself, it is almost a rarity for me to ever carry cash and it has been that way for some years now. It is simply more convenient to have money subtracted directly from my account than worrying about carrying cash.
Once company's started to offer direct deposit of our payroll funds, where more of our cash is now in our banks rather then in our wallets and purses, debit cards soon followed and no one really minded or questioned why this was occurring In fact, it all seems rather organic.
The media of course props up knowingly or unknowingly this theme, using short articles like the one below, which carries with it the understanding to the reader that going cashless is really "no big deal"- and these articles aren't hard to find.
One example of this that many are acquainted with is bitcoin, a non-cash monetary system with a somewhat large appeal and even larger campaign blitz to support it.
It is not hard to understand why any dictator, especially the antichrist, would want a single world currency that is digitized and not paper or even a metal.
It was our 20th President, James Garfield who said:
“He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation”
|President James Garfield (Image Wikepedia)|
Garfield's words are of course true, and truer still are the famed words of the Apostle Paul, "For the love of money is the root of all evil". (1 Timothy 6:10).
Following then this logical supposition, that total control is to be had by he who controls the money supply, and that may not be entirely possible with cash as it is explicitly more so with a digital or virtual monetary system.
Of course, the banks are the big winners with this system. There would not be a big need for tellers and banks on every corner if money is digitized. There would be no bank robberies and the public would appreciate no theft of money, at least the traditional way. A cashless society could give rise to a new cottage industry of hackers no doubt. As an added bonus to the banksters, their "customers" won't walk around with cash that the bank can't get their greedy hands on, the banks rather would have control over all capital and over all transactions. In this scenario, it is easy to see how a world dictator, to whom all banks would ultimately report, would have immense power.
And moving quickly to a world cashless society seems inevitable at this point, consider these recent articles:
Sweden moving towards cashless economy
Canada Moves Closer to Cashless Society With Digital MintChip Currency
Nigeria Moves Towards Being a Cashless Society
Costa Rica Moves Closer to the Cashless Society Paradigm
Zimbabwe Moves to Cashless Society
(Singapore) Cashless Country
China Set to Embrace Cashless Society
Cashless Society: India Implements First Biometric ID Program for all of its 1.2 Billion Residents
(Kenya) A cashless society should be the goal of the financial sector
Britain moving closer to being a 'cashless society'
(Australia) IT’S TIME TO BREAK UP WITH CASH
How close is America becoming to a cashless economy?
"Most people think of a cashless society as something that is way off in the distant future. Unfortunately, that is simply not the case. The truth is that a cashless society is much closer than most people would ever dare to imagine. To a large degree, the transition to a cashless society is being done voluntarily. Today, only 7 percent of all transactions in the United States are done with cash, and most of those transactions involve very small amounts of money."
-Michael Snyder of the website Economic Collapse
Notice the above remark, "...being done voluntarily". Not unlike immigration reform and open borders, Agenda 21, camera's at every street corner, giving out our information to 'trusted' online sources like Google or Face Book and other insidious globalist agenda's...we vote in proponents of these measures or simply allow them to happen because from a simplistic points of view, a simplistic worldview, it seems like a good thing.
We want to believe that all is well. We would like to believe that the possibility of a world-wide economic collapse could never happen, such an event surely could also be the impetus for digitized or virtual money:
"In the United States today, there is approximately 56 trillion dollars of total debt in our financial system, but there is only about 9 trillion dollars in our bank accounts. So you could take every single penny out of the banks, multiply it by six, and you still would not have enough money to pay off all of our debts. Overall, there is about 190 trillion dollars of total debt on the planet. But global GDP is only about 70 trillion dollars. And the total notional value of all derivatives around the globe is somewhere between 600 trillion and 1500 trillion dollars. So we have a gigantic problem on our hands. The global financial system is a very shaky house of cards that has been constructed on a foundation of debt, leverage and incredibly risky derivatives. We are living in the greatest financial bubble in world history, and it isn't going to take much to topple the entire thing. And when it falls, it is going to be the largest financial disaster in the history of the planet." - Michael Snyder
We buy into the picture that the news media, TV and Hollywood paint for us and believe what they tell us. That government leaders are basically good and decent people like the rest of us and have mostly the best of intentions. That we are protected. That we should listen to what they tell us. That the Kool-Aid tastes good at the moment, keep drinking. We forget the lessons of history. We forget the idiom that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We forget the warnings from our forefather's. And we do so at our own peril because there are two other large and looming parts to the coming antichrist system and those also are coming more and more into focus with each passing week. A one world government and a one world religion.
These too are at your front door.
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It seems Texans, like most citizens around the world, are moving toward becoming a cashless society.
Dennis Simmons, the president and CEO of Dallas-based SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit electronic payments associations, referred to the new rules requiring that all social security recipients born after 1921 get direct deposit and that almost all public assistance payments are now done electronically. “There’s been a huge growth in the amount of monies that are being put onto these prepaid cards for people to have access to mainstream banking services,” he said.
Simmons said handling large transactions is easy, but there still needs to be work on developing ways to handle small, everyday purchases. “There’s some movement in those areas to make those so-called P to P, person to person payments, more electronic.”
According to a 2013 study, not only are people using online and mobile services more often to bank, people surveyed said they are also very comfortable with the security of electronic payments.
Banking experts say the use of cash will lessen, as the feeling of security, for things like direct deposit, becomes the norm with mobile banking.
Despite the push toward digital technology, Simmons admits that not everyone is willing to make the change. “My mother will die with her checkbook clasped to her bosom,” he said laughing. “You’ll have to pry her checkbook out of her cold, dead hands!”
Making the move toward electronic banking could also pay off for you – fiscally. Earlier this month a SWACHA survey showed that people who save their money, with scheduled direct deposits, are likely to save more.