Look for China to Be the Leader in the Future of Money

2033 Jesus and Your Money

Look for China to Be the Leader in the Future of Money

While the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan ‘study’ the mechanics of issuing a new form of cash, China has pulled ahead and has been testing its digital Yuan since April 2020.” – AsiaMoney

China comes at digital currency without the promise of anonymity but from the over-reaching surveillance of state-run accounts. Global chief investment officer at Deutsche Bank, Christian Nolting, wrote in a report on crypto-currencies published in April: China “could complement, or displace, increasingly widely used private-sector crypto-currencies.”

In other words, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, and Binance Coin, would remain fringe players while China’s Yuan dominates global currencies.

Former CIA analyst Yaya Fanusie, now a digital currency expert and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, points to the recent example of Swedish fashion retailer as an example of how China might deal with those who step out of line. When H&M expressed concern over China’s use of forced labour in cotton production in the Xinjiang region, China pulled H&M products from their sites and mobile apps. NPR reported, “Two Chinese celebrities have already severed deals with the Swedish brand. Chinese state media outlets are now calling out other Western clothing brands — including Nike, New Balance and Burberry — for not using Xinjiang cotton. ‘Pure and flawless Xinjiang cotton cannot allow any forces to smear or blacken it,’ a Chinese commerce ministry spokesperson said.”

But former director of the digital currency institute at the People’s Bank of China, Yao Qian, claims surveillance is not the intent a digital Yuan. At the International Finance Forum in Beijing on May 30, Bloomberg news reported that Yao told a panel, “Helping the government see all transactions in real time was not the intention of the Chinese central bank.”

Still, data and information would be accessible in real time. Each transaction would reveal the location of the account holder and their purchase. We do not need a Jerry Jenkins / Tim Lahaye novel series to envision how this might play out on a world stage.


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Young Adults Drop Support for Israel

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Perhaps you can quote the passage: I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated (Malachi 1:2-3) and so you stand with Israel no matter what. “God said it; that settles it.” The “it” in this case are prophesies regarding Israel. (And oh how we Christians love prophesies—why it’s our very own virtual future reality game.)

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession. (Psalm 135:4)

The Lord said to Abram, “I will make of you a great nation [Israel], and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-4)

Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:24)

All the nations of the earth will gather against Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. (Zechariah 12:3)

I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet [Jesus] will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. (Zechariah 14:1-4)

After World War 2 and the horror of The Holocaust, sticking by Israel seemed to be the patriotic thing to do, but now across the world, and now even in the U.S., support for Israel is declining. “It seems that the Israeli government’s decision to abandon large segments of the liberal, progressive Democratic public and gamble only on the Evangelicals might end up costing us dearly,” said Dr. Yoav Fromer, head of the Center for the Study of the United States at Tel Aviv University.

In the first survey in 2018,75% of American Evangelicals supported Israel. Even then, 18-29-year-olds expressed less support for Israel than their parents. Dr. Motti Inbari of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, points out that those in the survey who support Palestinians had more political reasons. “They were less supportive of Israel but not because they are less religious, but because young Evangelicals don’t look at political issues the same way. It’s a generational divide.”

In fiscal year 2019, the United States provided Israel with $3.8 billion in military aid. Israel also benefits from around $8 billion in American loan guarantees. Israel’s annual budget is 387.717 billion. America’s financial support is around 3%—should we pull funds, hardly enough to impact Israel’s finances. The bigger issue is military support and shared military information. Were the U.S. become a foe rather than an ally, Israel would in deed stand alone.

The prudent sailor watches the wind and swells and keeps a weather eye out for squalls. If you squint through the binocs you can see clouds gathering on the horizon.


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How Did I Do on Forecasting the Second Coming of Jesus by 2033

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. may still be hailed as a prophet

In January of 2019, during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) cautioned the audience that climate change would “destroy the planet” by the year 2031.

“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?’” Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Tanehisi Coates at an “MLK Now” event in New York.

On June 5, 2019 I speculated how the representative from New York’s 14th congressional district might, in fact, be hailed as a prophet should Jesus return by 2033. Nearly two years into Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proclamation (to be clear, she was not prophesying), let’s see how a possible roadmap I laid out for the return of Jesus has performed.

* Democratic nominee locked in by May of 2020.
✔️ Took until mid summer but by May President Biden had asserted himself as the presumptive nominee, besting Senator Bernie Sanders.

* June 2020 polls show Democratic nominee leading Trump in key battleground states Trump needs to win to be re-elected. (Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). Polls show troubling numbers for him Texas and Arizona. In Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, North Carolina and Arizona the president and the Democratic nominee are polling even.
✔️ The 2020 election proved much closer than many in the mainstream media anticipated, but in general President Biden performed as expected.

* By July stock market reacts and begins to slide as cautious investors plan for the possibility of a President who promises huge taxes on corporations, small businesses, and the wealthy.
Wrong by miles. The stock market continues to soar.

* Ahead of forthcoming tax law changes, large corporations and the rich begin moving jobs offshore and wealth out of the country.
Wrong. Despite President Biden’s proposed tax hikes on the rich and corporations, wealth in the country remains and companies have not moved. . . yet.

* By August of 2020 US economy dips into a recession. Unemployment jumps.
✔️ Check, but for the wrong reasons. COVID caused a contraction of the economy. Unemployment increased but the government dolled out lots of money to ease hardship.

* Democrat wins election in November 2020 by promising:
✔️ Check. Open boarders for everyone
✔️ Check. Universal child care for everyone living in America
✔️ Check. Free college for everyone living in America
✔️ Check. Guaranteed income for everyone living in America
✔️ Check. Reparations for descendants of slaves and LGBT persons
✔️ Check. Affordable housing for everyone living in America
✔️ Check. Free medicare for everyone living in America

* 3 months into new president’s first term, Democratic Congress cuts military spending to pay for promised social programs.
Wrong. No cuts in military spending. Instead, the Pentagon announced new policies enabling transgender people to serve in the military

* July 2021 US economy plunges into a depression.
  ✔️  So far it does not appear that we’re heading into a depression. The government is printing money to pay for all the gifts given during COVID. Inflation is rising, but no one seems too concerned.

Other predicted events unfolded sooner, but for different reasons.

* Spring of 2022 crime in most cities is out of control. Martial law takes affect in large towns. Things become chaotic with the military, police, and home guards staking out their turf.
✔️ Check – sort of. Crime in some cities is out of control. Rioting is now expected anytime someone of color is shot by law enforcement. (And to be clear, this happens way too often.) Some in Congress continue to call for the end of the military, prisons, and police, but for now they represent a tiny minority of those in office. The trend, however, is for more rioting and oversight of law enforcement.

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.

I did not account for COVID and a global pandemic, or a nation so divided that those in urban areas wear masks and get vaccinated while those in rural areas reject government advice–and in some cases government orders.

I did not account for a nation splintering along racial, cultural, religious lines. It seems each week a new fissure appears. Within politics the Republican party remains divided over former President Trump, while the Democrats seem to be conflicted over whether to fully embrace socialism or try to hang onto some measure of capitalism. Sports fans can no longer simply pull for their team. Now they must decide if the team’s players, coaches, and owners subscribe to the “right” belief. The Methodist denomination seems headed for a split over the issue of gender and if the Bible is the word of God or man, while the Southern Baptist Convention faces headwinds over the issue of gender roles and if the Bible is the word of God or man.

In the Revelation of Christ the angel tells John the Disciple, “The waters which you saw are peoples and multitudes, and nations and languages.” (Revelation 17:15-17) The Psalmist say, “Who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.” (Psalm 65:7) Jesus said, “On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea (peoples). People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world.” (Luke 21:25-26)

We’re not there, yet. We may not be close to there, yet. But we’re closer than we were yesterday.

In 1535, William Tyndale, who translated the first English Bible, was arrested and jailed in the castle of Vilvoorde (Filford) outside Brussels for over a year. In 1536, he was convicted of heresy and executed by strangulation. Afterwards his body was burnt at the stake.

The first coming of Christ was destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel. His death led the falling and rising of many in the world. If you’re a writer with the Holy Spirit within you, write now, write fast, and write what God places on your heart. The day is coming, and perhaps soon, when those who write for God’s glory are banned from publishing their words in print, ebook, or even online.