"Remember the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules!"
Apparently, whoever owns the most gold, rules.
Well, that is the sentiment, and mentality, of these governments who are positioning themselves in this current financial war, the real World War III.
Just recently, Germany fired across the bow by proclaiming they will be repatriating their gold, literally tons of it, from the United States and other governments.
Max Keiser reported about it, and as I was watching the program I had a moment of pause as to what was actually happening here. The conversation about gold is everywhere now; we see many shows about mining for gold for our entertainment; many commercials and ads about taking gold off our hands, are all increasing dramatically.
Why all this gold talk?
The term ".999 pure gold" came to mind and an epiphany came quickly, "pure 666." What if this is the actual number of the beast? You certainly will not be able to buy or sell if the "mark of the beast" becomes once again the gold standard globally, and also satisfies the "global currency" criteria.
So, allow me to state the case.
"Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold" ~1 Kings 10:14(KJV)
This powerful verse is what hinted to me as this possibly being a valid point. Didn't they even make a golden calf to worship when Moses left? They worshiped a beast of gold, literally. Is that possibly a shadowy prophecy of these times?
Now, gold is the standard for money for the past 6000 years worldwide. Literally, the "gold standard". We tried to bail away from it in 1971, but now look where we are.
Countries are debasing their currency, literally an act of war, against our dollar. We are debasing our dollar too! Other countries are loosing faith in our dollar because of the deficits we are accumulating, in the tens of trillions. Bernanke all but destroyed the dollar by feverishly printing money. I digress.
Now, since we are no longer on the gold standard, what happens? Well, HSBC's fraud, and Libor scandal, and derivative crises surfaces.
"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are." - Atlas Shrugged
Now, since someone determined that these banks are "too big to fail" and the bankers are "too big to prosecute", what happens instead? They get fined a set amount. Guess what happens after that? These central banks turn on the printers, and "PRINT" money, to pay off the fines and continue their corrupt ways. That is it! They are BEYOND the law. THAT is why, I believe, they are going to use this as an excuse to go back to the Gold standard, to save the world (false savior) from corruption. Because, you can't print gold!
The Bible states the love of money is the root of all evil, as we all know. So where does that leave us? Well, governments are scrambling, hoarding, gold to position themselves when the dollar crashes soon.
Will it work? Well...
"Your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!" ~James 5:3
Chapter 7 of Ezekiel is appropriately titled "Announcement of the End", look what it says about gold:
"They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will seem like something filthy. Their silver and gold will be unable to save them in the day of the Lord’s wrath. They will not satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs, for these were the stumbling blocks that brought about their iniquity." ~Ezekiel 7:19
What will I do? Honor God by following His instructions, of course.
"Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." ~Hebrews 13:5