What’s happening in Cyprus could foreshadow coming events in America and set the stage for the Beast of Revelation.
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
We in American should pay close attention to the recent events in Cypress. The similarities between this tiny island and the United States are frightening. Both are experiencing a moral meltdown and out-of-control debt. While it’s difficult to measure moral decay, the economic state is easy to quantify. The national debt of Cyprus is $21 billion, or about $18,000 per citizen. In comparison, the U.S. national debt including interest is $59.2 trillion. This amounts to $187,645 per taxpayer, ten times that of Cyprus.
Here’s how things have played out in Cyprus. The European Union has required Cyprus to shut down its state-owned bank and raid 40% of accounts above $130,000 to raise about $5.5 billion in exchange for the $13 billion bailout. Leading up to the deal, Cypriots were only allowed to withdraw $130 per day from their personal accounts.
The United States is, in fact, a larger version of Cyprus-a tax and spend socialist government riddled with moral decay. Could it be that the problem is actually much worse than we realize? Could it be that the stage is being set for a massive takeover by the “beast” of Revelation? I hope that by now my readers know that I am not into conspiracy theories and end times hype. I try to stay focused on what the Bible says and show how current event may be fitting in. This is why I am concerned about what I am seeing.
AS I SEE IT
What is not being reported regarding the events in Cypress is the fact that Cyprus has the same gun policy that the Obama administration is proposing in America-gun owners must be licensed and prove they have a legitimate reason to possess a gun. The citizens of Cyprus have been disarmed. They have neither the weapons nor the money with which to fight against the actions of its government and the EU.
Revelation 13:17 speaks of the mark of the beast (the Antichrist): “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.” This is why I have been writing so much about the gun control debate. I see prophecy being played out right before our eyes. We are becoming so used to Barack Obama’s blatant power grabs that we are no longer shocked. Those without the mind of Christ (see Philippians 2:5 & 1 Corinthians 2:16) are unable to discern evil when it is staring them in the face. Believers must pay attention, understand the times, and respond accordingly. This is why I do what I do.
We must open our eyes to what is going on in the world today. What’s happening in Cyprus could very well be a trial run for what will be tried here in America. I don’t think this is a far-fetched idea. We live in unprecedented times, but we have an omnipotent heavenly Father who is sovereign over it all and has promised to deliver His children from the wrath to come. He has also given us our marching orders for our remaining time on this earth. Will He find us faithful?
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Notice in a church bulletin:
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.