By N. Brad Carter
The Meridian Star
Each week The Radio Bible Class adventures deeper into the book of Revelation in the broadcast on WMER-AM&FM and we are continually astounded at the relative precursors of the Revelation End Time Events. Often we read in the Meridian Star or other media sources specific happenings of today that were written on the pages of Hebrew prophets Ezekiel, Isaiah, Daniel or others.
The worldwide media sources continue to herald the bazar financial conditions of the world. Detroit, Mich. just took bankruptcy adding to the list of other cities. The largest municipal default in history, according to Moody, is Birmingham, Ala. and Jefferson County.
Birmingham is the county seat as well as the most populous county in Alabama. To this list The Economic Policy Journal has numbered 32 states that are bankrupt. Certainly, if you review the balance sheet of the U.S. government it is obvious that America is in a terrible crisis financially with every citizen, baby to grave, now owing in national debt tax an obligation of approximately $54,000 each. When the wage earners of 155 million workers are the only payer of debt the reality of that number extends to a debt per wage earner of $137,000 each. In addition to national bankruptcy margins by the USA, Spain, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and others, the world continues to feed many third world countries that barely exist. Can we do anything to change this situation?
The Revelation to John states that finance will be so bad that the world will seek a “New World Order” and a leader who will be a financial genius will rise out of the sea of mankind (Rev13:1). In fact, Daniel 8:25 reads, “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand.”
Further, this genius will cause all to receive a tattoo in order to buy and sell (Rev13:17). As we see the inflationary trends of 2013 it is evident that the current projection will continue to increase leading to a Biblical time where it will take a day’s wage to buy a loaf of bread (Rev6:6). It will be the goal of The New World Order to fix the financial crunch of the world system. And that will require a new united world genius to create equality.
Revelation 13:4 states that this genius will worship a strange god, “the dragon,” Satan, which gave power unto the beast, the genius, the anti-Christ, the One world leader. It is believed that this One World Leader will be an Assyrian Jew who “shall not regard the Gods of his fathers.” (Dan11:37) Neither will he regard the gods of women (38), any strange god nor any other God. (37) “But in their place he shall honor the god of fortresses,” military power.
This action will evolve into an intensified thrust of anti-Semitism. In fact the Jewish people will receive the blame and reproach of the world capital draw down of monies and wealth from all nations as they have been considered the cause of economic woes, in the past, during WW1 and WW2.
Zechariah 14:2 states that all the nations will turn against the tiny land and the people of Israel at the End of the Age. Revelation 12:7 tell us that War Broke Out in Heaven and Satan was finally thrown from heaven and he could no longer accuse the brethren.
In 12:12 he was angry that he was thrown down to earth from heaven and (17) “he went away to wage war on the remainder of her (Israel’s) descendants.” Thus, anti-Semitic attitudes will increase to a crescendo during the time of rage against, Daniel’s, “your people”, the Jews. (Dan12:1) But, God says, they, Daniel’s people or the Jews, shall be delivered.
N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.