Economic Collapse: The Road to the Mark of the Beast
by Dean Odle
April 6, 2013
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your MISERIES that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a WITNESS AGAINST you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have HEAPED TREASURE together for the LAST DAYS" (James 5:1-3).
"The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their SILVER nor their GOLD shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for HE shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land" (Zeph. 1:14-18).
In December of 2007, the Lord Jesus spoke to me in a prayer meeting and said, "You have five years before everything changes in America." I knew in my spirit that it wasn't a good change either. Of course that message of "CHANGE" became the mantra of the 2008 Obama campaign and now in 2013 we see that America has changed...but not for the better. And with Obama's re-election in 2012 and the continued apostasy and sin in the church, our fate as a nation has been sealed.
Back in 2008 while pastoring a church in Washington DC, I had a prophetic dream about two black bears in a house full of people (some of which were my family). One bear was a big mama bear sniffing around and the other was her baby cub. As I walked in from outside, I saw everyone all "goo goo" over the baby cub saying how cute it was. They were all oblivious to the very dangerous situation before them.
I immediately warned them that if mama bear ever noticed that they were between her and her baby cub, she would attack and tear them to pieces. Somehow, I managed to kind of push everyone down a long hallway into a back room. And right as I was shutting the door, mama bear hit the door with full force. I somehow held the door against the massive bear and kept her from killing us. Later I realized that part of dream meant I had supernatural help from God because there is no way I could have held that door in my own strength.
At the time of the "bear dream," the U.S. housing market had just crashed and the stock market lost almost half its value. The massive government bailouts staved off a total collapse of our economy, but it has only delayed the inevitable. As I wondered what the dream meant, I heard Neil Cavuto on Fox News talking about the "bear market." It was at that moment that Lord said, "The crash of 2008 was baby bear, but mama bear is coming."
Later, the Lord gave me more of the interpretation. The nonchalant attitude of the people in my dream about "baby bear" reveals the false sense of security created by the government bailouts. However, they "bailed us out" with money we did not have and it did not fix the root problems in our failing economy. It was just putting a band aid on a gunshot wound. Our massive debt and other factors (like Russia and China deciding to leave the dollar) will cause a total collapse of our economy. Once the US Dollar is no longer the world reserve currency the American economy will be destroyed. That will pave the way for the one world government and the new global economic system of the Antichrist. If you don't believe that then check out what Pope Benedict said in his 2009 encyclical entitled Caritas in Veritate, or Charity in Truth, "...there is an urgent need of a true world political authority" with "real teeth" whose task would be "to manage the global economy." And he is not the only one saying those things; many other world leaders are pushing the same agenda. We are headed toward a world government and the mark of the beast very quickly.
Just days ago, legendary investor financial expert Jim Rogers gave this dire prediction: "ALL fiat currency will be WORTHLESS in 2014." That is an incredible prediction from a man with degrees from Harvard and Oxford. But he is not the only economist predicting a total crash of the world financial system. Marc Faber, the extremely accurate Swedish economist recently said that he expects US stock market to start going down possibly this summer. He also said that what happened in Cyprus will happen everywhere. But then, he dropped an even bigger bomb on investors when he stated that even gold will not save anyone from what is coming (which sounds just like the passages in Zephaniah 1 and James 5).
Unfortunately Faber and Rogers are not the only economists predicting a a "massive and historic meltdown." Chris Martenson, a renowned expert at recognizing dangerous global economic trends is predicting a 60% stock market collapse in the next three months. The Money News article points out that Martenson's "...opinions should not be taken lightly as he is highly regarded by the United Nations, the UK Parliament, and Fortune 500 companies." However, his predictions conservative compared to the man who correctly foretold the 2008 stock market collapse--Robert Wiedemer. He has "provided disturbing evidence for 50 percent unemployment, a 90 percent stock market crash, and 100 percent annual inflation...starting this year."
(Quotes from Scientist Predicts 60% Market Collapse at moneynews.com).
As stated by many economists now, the problems in Europe and the mess in Cyprus is a sign of greater problems to come. Some are being fooled right now into a false sense of security because the US stock market has been going up. However, many fail to realize that this rise is just another bubble created by the failing Euro. The rats are fleeing the sinking Euro boat for the US Dollar lifeboat not aware that it is also sinking. Furthermore, there are leaks in the intelligence community and the Obama administration that they are allowing this to happen. An insider stated that they are going to "kill the dollar" and their actions prove this leak to be true. They are facilitating the Satanic plan to create this global dictatorship via the UN and total control of the world economy.
The Bible revealed Satan's ENDGAME plan over 2000 years ago in Daniel and Revelation. The plan has always been to create an antichrist world government and to end up with a cashless society where all buying and selling was controlled with something implanted in the hand or forehead (Rev. 13). And to get to that totally digital and cashless system, you would have to get rid of the US Dollar as the world reserve currency. The Obama administration is the final act in a long Illuminati plan to "kill the dollar" and collapse the economy so that Satan's world government (UN) and World Bank can take over and demand allegiance i.e. worship!
"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six" (Rev. 13:15-18).
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If ANY MAN worship the beast and his image, and RECEIVE HIS MARK in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with FIRE and BRIMSTONE in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up FOREVER and EVER: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus" (Rev. 14:9-12).
These Scriptures, prophetic revelations, and confirmations from secular financial experts ought to wake up Christians and anyone else who has their head stuck in the proverbial sand. The global economy is going to collapse and that will include the economy of the United States. It could be preceded by a major war in the Middle East that spills over into the United States. A catastrophic attack on America will soon cause the already weak US economy to take it's last breath. the The government will raid bank accounts like they did in Cyprus or just shut the banks down until they can set up the new system. Yes, this economic disaster will open the door for the UN and world banks to set up a cashless system using the implanted RFID microchip (Radio Frequency Identification) just like the BIBLE FORETOLD. This chip will be required for all buying and selling and will also require some act of "worship" or pledge of allegiance to the new world leader (the Antichrist) and/or his world government system. But the Lord Jesus has warned us that He will consider this an outright act of betrayal and taking the mark of the beast will seal a person’s fate in the torments of hell forever.
What Should You Do?
First of all, Christians need to accept the Bible truth that they are NOT going to be "raptured" out of here before the great tribulation or the mark of the beast. Revelation 20 is very clear that those who are killed for refusing to worship the beast or take his mark will be part of the first resurrection. And according to Revelation 20 and what Jesus taught in John 5, there are only two resurrections: one to eternal life and the other to eternal damnation. The first resurrection or "the rapture" happens after the mark of the beast at the second coming of Jesus Christ just moments before the battle of Armageddon. The second resurrection will be a thousand years later and it will only contain the wicked dead and they will go from hell to the lake of fire. Also, just a simple reading of Matthew 24 shows that it is a chronological sequence of end-time events given by the Lord Jesus Christ and in it He plainly says that the rapture (the gathering together of His elect with the sound of a trumpet) will happen "...immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days." So, many Christians need to mentally and spiritually prepare to face what is coming with courage and a determination to witness for the Jesus Christ of the Bible through it all.
Secondly, I believe everyone should get their money out of the stock market and even retirement accounts! It should be used now while it is still worth something or before they restrict your access to your own money. At this point it is absolutely essential to use what money you can to get some basic supplies so that you and your family can survive the initial shock of the coming collapse. You should get all the extra food, water, medicine, emergency lighting/heating, and essentials that you possibly can. Get some heirloom seeds to be able to plant a garden and be prepared to hunt if that is possible for you. And if you can, you should get out of the big cities or be prepared to move quickly when it hits the fan. You should also take a good portion and give it to churches and ministries that are preaching the true gospel of Jesus Christ and warning about the dangers and deceptions that are approaching. Remember what Jesus told us about money, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:" (Matt. 6:19-20).
And finally, whatever you do please heed the warning of Revelation 13 & 14. No matter how bad things get in the days ahead, DO NOT take the "Mark of the Beast" in your hand or forehead, pledging allegiance to a world leader or world government. If you do, the Bible is clear that you will be eternally damned and suffer the torments of hell forever. We must be faithful to Jesus Christ all the way to end no matter what happens. He is our only hope and the ONLY TRUE SAVIOR! Don't be fooled by the false christs and false messiahs that are coming with their peace treaties and even amazing signs, wonders, and miracles. (See Matthew 24 & 2 Thess. 2).