Commentary By: Gordon King
This information is very important for those who are not yet saved, for those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, but even so, important to us all! We are told by Jesus not to be deceived.
‘And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.” ‘
The world is a wicked place, it is full of lies and deceptions, and the coming lawless one will deceive those who are perishing!
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Satan works in many ways, many ways which seem quite normal to us, many ways which are very deceptive and intriguing!
Day by day the world is being transformed into a cashless society, a world where most monetary transactions are completed through technology rather than cash. There are even many retail outlets now that do not accept cash, but instead use cards or other forms of technology such as apps on cell phones. This leaves some people out in the cold when it comes to only making these transactions through technology, as many still believe that cash is king and refuse to buy things any other way.
Whatever the reasons are and however many don’t agree with cashless transactions, the fact is that society at large and not only in America but around the world is headed for a cashless society! It has been reported that Sweden will become the first “cashless” society by the year 2023. This is the current trend, the use of less cash and more electronic transactions through the use of modern technology
So why the big push towards a cashless society? I believe that the main reason for the use of electronic transactions instead of cash is control. The government and powers that be can have greater and stricter control of the people if they can control their cash. Many people make cash transactions because they don’t want the government knowing their business, or perhaps they do it to avoid paying taxes. Whatever the reasons are, if and when we become a cashless society the government and the Elite will have much more control over us and our money!
Ever since 911 the government has been making cash transactions more difficult to make, at least in large amounts. And if you withdrawl or deposit large amounts of cash then the government will scrutinize you for it, as if you are a criminal. They do it for the sake of national security, but just where does it stop? That’s just it, it doesn’t! But national security and control are not the only reasons for not using cash.
Convenience is another reason for the increased use of technology for monetary transactions. Companies have made it very easy for us to make purchases on-line and in the store without having to carry any cash on us. Convenience combined with the safety of not carrying cash have both contributed to the increased use of electronic transactions.
And as the older population gets older, the younger population that was raised using this technology to make purchases gets older also. To them it’s a no-brainer, the use of modern technology has been ingrained into their thought process and way of life.
What’s my point to all of this? My point is that a cashless society is leading to increased government control, to increased control by a world leader, to the acceptance of taking the Mark of the Beast with open arms! This my friends is the plan of Satan, a clever and deceptive plan to usher in the Mark of the Beast!
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.“
The Mark of the Beast I believe will be implemented through modern technology, technology which has been ingrained into the lifestyles of billions of people alive today. There will be no use of cash in this society, only the use of the mark to buy or sell, all who sell will have the mark, and all who buy will have the mark.
The institution of a cashless society is a precursor to the Mark of the Beast! Just as we have seen for decades now the desensitization of the masses through the mainstream media to all sorts of moral decay in society, the desensitization of a cashless society is preparing the masses to accept the Mark of the Beast! We have already heard of many people being indoctrinated into taking a mark of some sort in order to buy, to store medical information, etc. through the use of microchip implants. Both of these things are preparing people to willingly accept the Mark.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.“
Those in rebellion to God will believe the lie, they will be given strong delusion, and I believe that many if not most will take the Mark of the Beast!
I believe that the rapture of the church will take place before this time comes, however, there will be people continuing to be saved during this time, they are not a part of the church but Tribulation saints.
Do not be deceived! Listen to what God is telling you. Our time is short, if you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then do so now!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!