There is coming a day when economic sanctions will become personal. Everyone will either be part of the economic system or sanctioned by it – the price of resistance will be deadly.
“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.” (Rev 13: 16-17)
Some sanctions can have a desired effect, but it is at best limited. For example, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that Russia was to depend on for revenue is now considering insolvency (bankruptcy) due to worldwide sanctions.
The use of sanctions against Russia from Swift global payments system and other financial institutions is not enough to stop their advance into Ukraine, but it is a valiant effort that will cause doubts and, in some ways, slow the onslaught in as yet unseen ways.
All despots, dictators and megalomaniacs throughout history have engaged in conquest by the standard means of warfare.
According to the Bible the last dictator (Antichrist) will succeed in uniting the world without warfare. He will come into power when the world is teetering on economic collapse and offer a plan to save whole nations.
He will succeed in such a way as to draw in the most reluctant nations until as the scripture says he will rule every nation, tongue, and tribe throughout the entire world. (Re 13:7)
Unlike the weak sanctions of today, the “mark” will be like the proposed vaccine compliance that some tried to implement during the recent Covid-19 pandemic. But the mark system will sweep from nation to nation with relative ease.
At first, those who refuse the mark will have to go underground to survive, but in time they will be arrested, and many of them will be imprisoned. In a short time, the Antichrist will pull out all the stops and the resistant will be killed.
Essentially the mark is a personal sanction from which no one will escape. For a few years just before the judgment of nations the mark will be in place.
Nations like the mighty Russian Empire will come under the rule of the Antichrist, and although it is not yet clear how that will happen, it will come quickly and with very little fanfare.
Wars and rumors of wars will continue over the entire rule of Antichrist, but they will not be the greatest factor in his brief rule.
The west is still promoting homosexual perversions while murdering babies and defending transgender mutilations and will offer little resistance to the new worldwide economic system. After the 2020 elections it is easy to see that if the wicked can’t do it one way, there are other ways – namely cheating.
The pseudo scientists and ultra-politicians of this era may think they’re too smart to be caught by these events, but that is exactly the snare that is set against them.
It will look smart. It will promise stability and wealth. They will suck it up like a Hoover vac on high voltage.
We have always thought that we are in charge of our own world, but we have always been summarily mistaken.
“…till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.” (Dan 4:25b)
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