Thursday, March 19, 2009

ALARMING NEWS

On March 5th I posted a link to Joel Rosenberg's weblog and encouraged you to begin to read it. Those of you who are doing so are already aware of this. For those of you who are not I just HAD to copy this post for you to read here.




March 18, 2009...3:07 pm



RUSSIA TO PROPOSE NEW GLOBAL COMMON CURRENCY:





And the Kremlin is not alone



Amidst the global economic crisis in which upwards of 45% of the world’s wealth has been lost in the last 18 months, talk of radically restructuring the global economic system is growing. In recent weeks, leaders in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have proposed scrapping the current economic order and going to a single common currency.



A story in this morning’s Moscow Times – and featured prominently on the Drudge Report — is creating quite a stir in particular. At the April 2nd meeting of world leaders in London (the G20), the Kremlin is reportedly set to propose a new global common currency system that will replace the U.S. dollar as the international currency of choice.



The story notes that “the Kremlin’s call for a common currency is not the first in recent days. Speaking at an economic conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, last week, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed a global currency called the ‘acmetal’ — a conflation of the words ‘acme’ and ‘capital.’ He also suggested that the Eurasian Economic Community, a loose group of five former Soviet republics including Kazakhstan and Russia, adopt a single noncash currency — the yevraz – to insulate itself from the global economic crisis….Nazarbayev’s proposal did, however, garner support from at least one prominent source — Columbia University professor Robert Mundell, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999 for his role in creating the euro. Speaking at the same conference with Nazarbayev, he said the idea had ‘great promise.’ The Kremlin document also called for national banks and international financial institutions to diversify their foreign currency reserves. It said the global financial system should be restructured to prevent future crises and proposed holding an international conference after the G20 summit to adopt conventions on a new global financial structure.”



Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week called for a single currency for 400 million Muslims in the Middle East. “The process of obtaining one single currency in the trade and exchanges among members, and in the next stages with other countries and neighbors, should be designed,” the Iranian leader said March 11th.



Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi, recently elected leader of the African Union of states, is calling for a single currency for all of Africa and has persuaded 200 tribal leaders to call him the “King of kings.” The BBC reported in February that Ghadafi “envisages a single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely around the continent.”
Europe, of course, was the leader in creating a single regional currency. Last year, the EU celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the creation of the “euro,” a move that has been widely considered a success and a model for other regions.



These are curious developments given that scholars of Bible prophecy have long noted that according to the Scriptures, in the “last days” the world will see the emergence of an entirely new international financial architecture, complete with a single global currency created and mandated by the leaders of Europe. The Bible indicates that no one will be able to engage in commerce without “buying in” to the new cashless system. The prophecy is found in Revelation 13:16-17, which reads: “And he [the world leader that emerges from a revived Europe] causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one can buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
Cynics and skeptics have long dismissed such talk as the province of “religious nuts” and “prophecy buffs.” But the discussion has suddenly blown past the realm of Bible scholars and is now the discussion of major world leaders. It’s too soon to say where this will all lead, but these are certainly developments worth watching.


For us who know the Lord and are called by His name ..... look up, our redemption draweth neigh!!! For you who do not , I pray that you will accept the free gift of salvation that Jesus has already purchased for you. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth and you will be saved. Read Roman Chapter 8.




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15 comments:

Mari said...

Yes - more and more thngs are happening that point in that direction.

Humble wife said...

I have been following this for a bit. You are head on, as this is coming, as it was foretold. The time is now and we need to be sharing to all.

annie said...

That is interesting! It's time for prayer and repentance.

Carla said...

ok, when I see others choosing to fulfill prophecy, I am amazed that they DON'T see what they are doing. But, then again, their eyes are not open. Blessings in the journey!

Kansas Bob said...

Some very interesting thoughts Susan.

I wonder what it means to have your "wealth lost"? I think that most of the "wealth lost" was inflationary and tentative in nature.. the stock and realty markets really create an illusion of wealth.. until you sell a stock, bond or property your "wealth" is a moving target.

All that said, I think that the real "wealth lost" is being experienced by those who have lost their jobs.

A common currency may come of the crisis.. here is hoping that it is not an electronic one where you need a "mark" to gain access to your money.. now that would be a sign of a Babylonian end-time economy for sure :(

Reva said...

Wow, quite a development and I can see how it has begun. Once the American economic down spiral began, it also frightened and affected other countries too since we owe others and others owe us so much. The world economy has depended on our well being alot more than we knew and now they don't want to depend on us again. Time to watch for sure.
also, hope your husband hasn't had any more bouts of shingles cause it really isn't any fun, very painful and hard to function at times. I'm doing better with pain meds and nerve meds together. Thanks for dropping by.

MeMaw said...

I am looking with great anticipation!

This Country Girl said...

All these signs are all around us in so many ways! So many things are being fulfilled!

Tammy

Kathy said...

Thanks for posting this Susan. It's incredible and scary.

Pam said...

Listening for the trumpet of Jesus, while the world hears a different sound!

Thanks for sharing this. I haven't been following this but I've heard rumors of a money called the 'amero'.

Kathy said...

Susan, I have a private prayer request to share with you and the girls, so if you could let me know how to leave that, I'd appreciate it. I tried clicking on the button, but it took me to an archived post for 2006. Blessings, Kathy

Crystal said...

Susan - can you please send me your mailing address? I've used the email link to send 2 messages but they mustn't be getting to you. I have a treat from my blog party to send to you. Thanks!

Tina said...

Hi Susan, just had a few free moments to stop by and say hello. THanks for posting about this, I didn't hear of it.

Maxine said...

Oh my. What next. I hope next week I can look into this all better; I haven't been very on top of this part of things. So so much happening.

groovyoldlady said...

On one hand, it's all kind of scary. On the other hand, it's thrilling! HE's coming back SOON!