With so much in the news that has captured the world's attention, I thought I'd make mention of a lesser known fact that I believe will also be of global significance, at some point. Bank of America, you know, the second largest bank in America and one of the "Too Big to Fail" banks has "sold" some of it's smaller branches. Not only was Bank of America bailed out in late 2008, it bought Countrywide Financial in February of 2009, all in less than four months. In June of 2012 Bank of America informed the Federal Reserve it could sell off some branches for liquidity. Follow me as I give a little prophetic background before tying it all up!
I tend to not really disagree, but rather, I have a different perspective than many folks who are watching current events from a prophetic perspective. Of course, there has been conjecture for years, as to who would be the single human to control the New World Order, a.k.a. Anti-Christ. Most students of eschatology are looking at religious leaders, like the recent events at the Vatican, as well as political figures and world dignitaries. I have a much more practical perspective of just who could garner the worship of most people. Basically in a global society yearning for instant gratification, an entity that makes you feel good about yourself, offers free wi-fi, and makes fast food, smart technology, and digital entertainment available by EBT is going to be quite popular, even perhaps; beloved . . .
I'm not saying everyone with extreme power and money doesn't have some place in the end time events, at the very least, they are place holders, but I just don't believe the adversary is creative. I think he's going to be using the same methods he used in the Garden of Eden and with Y'hshuwah in the wilderness. So, we are basically looking at the "promise" for food, to know good and evil, and have full access when you want it. There's no indication there will be any favorites in this final regime, just one group of unfavored folks. Yet I digress . . .
Politicians are not really powerful, they are only puppets controlled by people more rich and powerful than themselves. Religious leaders, for the most part, are controlled by the money as well. I do not know who the evil leaders will be, and the names I am using as an example are not indicative of prophetic claim, or even my opinion, regarding the leaders of the New World Order. They are just examples. For instance, there is one post after another in social media as to how purely evil President Obama is. I don't agree with most of his politics, but I don't know that I could say he is the embodiment of evil. What I do know is, he has a lot of backers to keep happy, so he's clearly not independent. Now, consider on the other hand, someone like Bill Gates, who basically had the technical power to stand his ground even against the United States government in regard to the accusation of a monopoly. Bill Gates built an empire, and a charity, and he has a lot more individual power than any politician could ever dream of. Oprah Winfrey is another example of a "self-made" mogul and she had enough power to get President Obama his job. I think we all know, when Oprah chose to promote race over gender in her "first ever" Presidential endorsement, between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, she had the power to determine whether America would have it's first black president or it's first woman president.
Since most take overs begin with a rather popular notion, I'm guessing this will be no different, and the power house will rise out of rather "humble" obscure beginnings, which did cause me to give our current President some consideration in the beginning, but they all get a little consideration in the beginning . . .
Now, I've said all that to say this. While we were watching Vatican city for the smoke to clear, and everyone watched for a new moon and ripe barley, not to mention trying to figure out how causing a new crisis to ignore the old crisis makes sequestration a good idea, we have some slight of hand going on just a little closer to the control of us every day folk. The Pope's resignation took place and Catholics continued being Catholic without an official in the Vatican. Other than complaining about how much money is being spent or borrowed, life in these United States goes on whether Congress is in session or the Obamas are another vacation. Meanwhile, however; back at the ranch . . .
Bank of America has sold 24 bank branches to Old National Bank, many of which are in Michigan, so I'm guessing their mortgage loan value is a contributing factor in that decision, but I discovered some other information that seems to indicate a new up and comer in the banking industry. Bank of America is selling 29 bank branches to Arvest Bank in four states . . . Arvest is a fairly new kid on the block. The CEO of Arvest bank is none other than Jim Walton, son of the late Sam Walton. Arvest bank is the bank that Wal-Mart wan't allowed to have as part of it's corporation . . . Does Wal-Mart fit the description I gave above, as a provider of everything everyone wants? I think what scares me the most about the possibility is the separation people have already established within themselves regarding such an entity.
New super-centers are international and growing. A new super-mart always gets some sort of tax break to come to the town, eliminates the Mom & Pop independents, then offers minimum wage to become one of the largest employers in the area, takes back some of the employees pay as stock investment in the company, calling them associates, and all that is fair in the game of capitalism and the love of money. What really concerns me are the number of people who already say they "hate the super-mart and only go when they have to." What are we willing to do, even though we say we are against it and hate it? We really need to be deciding just where we draw the line in these last days. We cannot draw it between our desires and our soul.
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark . . . the Revelation
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