Meridian Star

February 9, 2013

Signposts on the road to Armageddon: The day the dollar died

By N. Brad Carter, JR PE / Guest columnist
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     The war at Armageddon is universally agreed by Bible scholars to be a war that will occur in Israel on the Plain of Megiddo at the end of time. The battle between the nations of the earth and Messiah will occur when He returns to earth.

     Many believe that approximately seven years before that time Gog/Russia will form a league with Persia/Iran and other Islamic hordes in the Middle East for a battle with Israel.  

    The God of Israel says, “And I will turn you back and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth and all your army,” into the Battle. (Ezekiel 38:4) It will be at this time that National powers of the planet will say, “Israel is an unprotected land … I will capture vast amounts of plunder, for the people are rich.”  

    To which other national powers will ask including America, (Ezekiel 38:12) “Have you come to take plunder and to take booty?” "Have you come to rob, steal and destroy?"  

    How could America be in that position to ask such a question? Possibly? The U.S. depleted its military! Possibly? The U.S. is broke and bankrupt. Possibly?  The U.S. has decided as a nation that peace with loss of rights is better than war.

    When we think of historical presidents we think of Washington, Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, each of whom battled for the survival of this nation, in leadership demanded by the challenges of the time.  

    Financial times were critical for every president from the founding of our great nation, but will this president be the first to bankrupt the nation? Barack Obama holds the distinction of being the first African-American president. But, to be known as the first to BANKRUPT the United States or to allow a credit devaluation will be an awesome legacy for the world to read.  

    By definition, bankruptcy of a nation is when a nation is insolvent. Today, the U.S. Gross National Product is considerably less than the national debt and we do not earn enough to pay our national debt.    

    Obama has placed more debt on the American people than any other president before him. “March 1, 2013 will require the first round of sequestration when $110 billion in across the board spending cuts will be enacted” wrote the New York Times. The next real showdown will come March 27, when the stopgap measure for financing the government expires. The DEBT CEILING has not been increased but has been suspended until May 18, 2013.  

    Every American family battles the budget in our personal bank accounts. You and I may spend no more than we have in our bank account.

    I always wanted to give my wife a $10,000 bill and was able to do so with worthless money from another nation that I exchanged for a few U.S. dollars on a mission trip. Will we print money until we are like many third world countries which continue to print money that is worth little more than the printed paper?  

    Federal Reserve Money printing continues in 2013 at a rate of $40 billion each month in the hope of reviving the U.S. economy from the depths of the most recent recession. The financial plan is to borrow money to stimulate the American economy and revive the U.S. economy.  

    Obama was apparently not required by life science to participate in the school lesson on checkbook accounting. Thus, in his first term the Federal Reserve has bought $1 trillion in long-term treasuries and approximately $900 billion in mortgage-backed securities in the voodoo economic belief of stimulating the American economy. No! It has not worked and our national debt is standing at $16.44 trillion. Thus, every man, woman and child owes $53,513 in debt payment.  

    Psalms 9:17 records, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”  More importantly in Psalms 2:12 God says, "Blessed are all that put their trust in Him."

    N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at