In preparing to speak at the Prophecy Watchers conference in Norman, Oklahoma, recently, my chosen topic, “As it was in the days of Lot,” led naturally into thoughts concerning the wickedness of the days Jesus intimated.
The Lord gave, as I believe and presented, only the “business as usual” aspect of the days of Lot prophecy as recorded in Luke 17:28–30. But His prophecy that judgment of complete destruction would fall the very day He is next “revealed,” as happened in the day Lot was removed—and knowing the Genesis chapter 19 story—leaves no doubt. Evil just beneath that “business as usual” façade had saturated the culture.
That wickedness had become so egregious, had so singed the nostrils of God, that the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were completely erased with fire and brimstone from Heaven. In thinking on our day in America at this time, we see exact parallels to Sodom and to Gomorrah.
Lot had become mixed with the commerce and everyday activity of Sodom, serving as a city administrator in the gate to Sodom. Yet Peter tells us that Lot was “vexed” from day to day with the ungodliness that surrounded him. He had, in fact, I think the Scripture shows, backslidden to the point that he thought and behaved much like the rest of that society. Yet God considered him righteous in His holy eyes.
The proof that Lot had assimilated into the society is seen in that when the nighttime fell and the true evil of the city surfaced, he was willing to act in an ungodly fashion. He offered the raging homosexual men of Sodom his daughters to sexually do with as they wished to keep from giving the depraved horde the two men from God he had taken into his home.
The proof Lot was nonetheless righteous is given without any shadow of doubt. God removed the only righteous people to the safety outside of Sodom—Lot and his two daughters, who themselves were less than holy in their conduct, as seen later when, away from doomed Sodom, they got their father drunk and had sexual relations with him.
This is proof that the only way to salvation is belief. Like Abraham, Lot’s uncle, Lot and his daughters obviously, despite their ungodly behavior, believed in their hearts the Lord God and thus were removed from Sodom before God’s wrath rained down.
This means that all believers, no matter their state of faithfulness to conduct themselves as the Holy Spirit directs, are saved forever. Because the Rapture is a matter of who is in Christ (saved through belief in Him), all who are born again will go to Christ at the Rapture. We have only to read again Romans 8:38–39 to understand the scope of God’s love for His family. There is no one and nothing that can separate those who are in His family from the Heavenly Father.
This said, I must forewarn that God is the perfect Father, and such ungodliness amongst His family means divine discipline is on the way.
We are now, I am convinced, because of all the things we see developing at that point of Sodom-like configuration Jesus pointed to in Luke 17:28–30. The evil and wickedness have, in the past few years, saturated our culture and society. Yet, on the surface, there is a business-as-usual civility with buying, selling, marrying, building, planting, etc., in this nation. Much more to the point, the evil we are witnessing is far more than just rampant. The wickedness is now at the point of being deliberately and without apology organized so that it has melded with the surface of everyday life.
Satan and his minions, both demonic and human, have implemented the hellish plan. Not only has the devil’s plan to ultimately bring all under his son of perdition’s rule been mainstreamed within the nation’s daily life, but it seems that the majority of Americans, even within many of the born-again, have been sedated to the point that they neither understand nor care how near we are to the time Jesus spoke of:
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall ever be” (Matthew 24:21).
The evil becoming mainstreamed and highly organized can be understood by reports of the wickedness being ramped up, such as follows.
Los Angeles elementary schools with students as young as five will participate in a weeklong celebration of “National Coming Out Day” starting Monday.
Suggested lesson plans for elementary students around LGBTQ+ topics. The document, which a teacher shared with City Journal, noted teachers can adapt the lesson plans to better suit the needs of their students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is honoring “National Coming Out Day” with a week of action in its elementary schools…
The toolkit’s lesson plan suggests highlighting biographies of major LGBTQ+ advocates each day of the school week. Among those listed include transgender reality star Jazz Jennings, transgender actor Elliot Page, and Carl Nassib, the first openly gay NFL player. (“LA elementary schools to celebrate National Coming Out Day with a week of LGBTQ lessons,” Teny Sahakian, associate producer/writer for Fox News, October 5, 2023)
It should be crystal clear to those who are watching as the Lord instructed. We are rapidly approaching the time like it was in the days of Lot when God judged Sodom with complete destruction. We are now at the time of satanically organized evil. At the center of our society is a concerted effort to infect, through intensive inculcation, the very youngest among us with the anti-God, Sodomite purulence.
This evil that has invaded and changed America into an almost mirror image of ancient Sodom should alert us that Christ must be about to step onto the clouds of glory. You want to hear Him when He calls and the trumpet sounds. Here is how to go to Jesus when He shouts, “Come up here!”
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
Awakening the Beast
The closer we get to the seven-year Tribulation, the better we understand how the globalists are preparing for the time when they can control all buying and selling. (Although, in reality, it will be the antichrist that fully manages all the world’s commerce for the second half of the Tribulation.)
Prior to this century, the lawless one would have needed a massive army of people in every nation in order to fulfill the words of Revelation 13:16-18. Now, with artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology, and massive databases, it’s possible for one person to have such power.
In order to fully awaken the beast system of Revelation 13:16-18, all financial transactions must occur electronically or digitally. And that’s exactly what we see emerging throughout the world.
The Means of Eliminating Cash
The emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) is playing a key part in preparing the world for the elimination of cash transactions. The US Federal Reserve defines them this way, “A CBDC is a digital form of central bank money that is widely available to the general public.” And they quickly point out that the “Federal Reserve is committed to ensuring the continued safety and availability of cash and is considering a CBDC as a means to expand safe payment options, not to reduce or replace them.”
However, once implemented, those controlling the CBDCs will be able to easily eliminate all cash transactions, and that’s exactly what will happen just prior to the midpoint of the Tribulation period. If people can still use cash or write checks, the antichrist wouldn’t be able to dictate their finances.
The Worldwide Implementation of CBDCs Is Coming
During the September 2023 meeting of the G-20 nations in New Delhi, India, the leaders: “agreed to a plan to eventually impose digital currencies and digital IDs on their respective populations, amid concern that governments might use them to monitor their people’s spending and crush dissent.” This pact includes a pledge “to build the necessary infrastructure to implement digital currencies and IDs.” (Bryan Jung, “G20 Announces Plan to Impose Digital Currencies and IDs Worldwide,” September 12, 2023, articles on The Epoch Times Website)
A whitepaper developed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) further emphasizes how the CBDCs are gathering momentum throughout the earth:
The exploration of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) has gained significant momentum worldwide. With over 100 countries actively engaged in CBDC research and development, there is growing recognition of CBDCs as transformative tools in the future of digital payments. To ensure successful implementation and promote interoperability, global coordination becomes paramount.
The move to digitized currencies is gaining traction throughout the world, with many nations seriously exploring it with others that are well on the way to implementing them.
According to another publication linked on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website, CBDCs are becoming increasingly popular with banks throughout the world:
The level of global interest in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is unprecedented. According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) survey in 2022, 93 percent of central banks are exploring CBDCs, and 58 percent consider that they are likely to or might possibly issue a retail CBDC in either the short or medium term (Kosse and Mattei 2023).
The Standardization of CBDCs
If the development of separate digital currencies by the nations is ever to be combined into one system that’s accessible throughout the world, uniformity must exist in the development of each. Interestingly enough, that’s exactly what the aforementioned WEF whitepaper on CBDCs says is necessary.
The WEF is instructing the nations to develop their digital currencies with “standardization, openness and inclusivity, scalability, resilience and redundancy, and cross-order integration.” They call for uniformity in matters related to “standardization, openness and inclusivity, scalability, resilience and redundancy, and cross-border integration.”
Do you see how this will lead to the uniformity necessary to combine all the systems into one and thus fulfill Revelation 13:16-17?
“Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
Of course, this is necessary for international transactions, so it makes sense to design the systems this way, but it will also make the transition to one worldwide CBDC relatively easy.
The elite use the term “programmable” as a benign-sounding word. However, it tells us that central banks will have the ability to not only monitor all spending but also control it.
In the future, digitized money will suddenly become mandatory, and soon after that, social credit scores will determine the amount of money in one’s account. Once fully implemented, the CBDCs will become increasingly intrusive and, in the end, eliminate the monetary freedom of everyone.
The good news is that full implementation of the beast system will not happen until at least three and a half years after we are safely in Heaven with Jesus. The fact that we see it awakening before our eyes tells us that this day is rapidly approaching. For us, it speaks to the nearness of Jesus’ appearing to take us home.
The financial chaos following the Rapture will surely speed up the worldwide implementation of the CBDCs as the globalists will have the crisis that they need to impose their draconian agenda against the will of the people.