Christians are encouraged to look for “the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). We are encouraged to look ahead to tomorrow, living with the awareness Jesus could come today.
One of the ways we look ahead to tomorrow is to consider the hundreds of unfulfilled prophecies in the Bible. We can expect the world to be moving in the direction predicted for the End Times.
We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by our futurist reading of the Bible.
To avoid sensationalism, we are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news.
We’re not saying the things we report are the fulfillment of prophecy. We’re saying that they are the things you’d expect to be happening in the build-up to the future seven year Great Tribulation.
The World Economic Forum (WEC) 2023 meeting in Davos, Switzerland, starts tomorrow. Before we talk about it, there are two other news stories I’d like to mention. Both of them involve the trend to a cashless society, like the one predicted in the Revelation.
Nigeria has set a limit on all cash withdrawals to $45 per day to force the population to use digital money only. One commentator said, “When the nudging stops, social shaping will be done by force.”
Denmark has switched to a largely cashless system.
Meanwhile, organizers have confirmed the WEF will host 52 heads of state and government and nearly 600 CEOs. Additionally, over 300 government ministers are expected to take part in their annual meeting.
I copied this blurb off one of their websites:
The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making.
The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems – from health and financial to energy and education – are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet. As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons.
A simple way of understanding the goal of the WEC is to realize they want to eliminate national sovereignty in favor of a group of elite leaders who would govern globally.
Florida Governor DeSantis commented, “Their vision is they run everything and everybody else is just like a serf,” and their proposals are “really weakening western society, western values.”
For example. The CommonPass system, backed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), is designed to create a common international standard for travelers to demonstrate they do not have coronavirus. The CommonPass is currently being trialled by Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines on certain flights between London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. The project is being implemented in collaboration with government representatives from 37 countries around the world, as well as public and private partners.
The WEC would mandate vaccinating and testing for COVID, for every country, according to their agenda. The United States would be included, but unlike the United Nations, which has negligible power over national sovereignty, the WEC would. Eventually they will mandate their entire agenda.
The US Embassy in Switzerland lists the following US government officials attending the conference:
Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines
United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher Wray
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
Three US Senators
Nine Representatives from Congress
Futurists have long held that the Bible predicts that government of Earth, especially during the seven-year Great Tribulation, will be global, concentrated in a coalition of nations, then in one man – the antichrist. The WEC is exactly the kind of organization you expect to see in light of prophecy.
We are witnessing the stage-setting for the seven year Great Tribulation that is described in the last book of the Bible.
We will not be on Earth during that terrible Time of Jacob’s Trouble. The resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it.
Jesus will come, in the clouds, and raise the dead believers of the Church Age. He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies.
We will join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven-year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!