Today is May 15th - and it is the day that Greece is scheduled to make a payment on its debt to the European Union. That payment is in excess of $300,000,000. If the payment is not made - there will be a default (again) on the Greek debt. Now you may be saying, "What has default on Greek debt have to do with me?" Well, it has a lot to do with the huge set of dominoes that are set up in the financial world - and the way that they will begin to fall in the very near future.
The European Continent has been living on borrowed time for decades now. They have consistently elected a series of leaders who hold a political view called, Socialism. This view says that government can run the business sector of a society better than the private business owners can. Socialism views a governmental elite as the ones who should be determining who the winners and losers are in the business world. As a result, these governments set up fiscally confiscatory tax systems that make sure that the rich and the business owners "pay their fair share" of taxes to the government. This winds up being a tax burden so great that the businesses close or move somewhere they can get out from under the oppressive tax burden placed on them by the current government of the nation where they are seeking to do business. France, who recently elected a president who is an open Socialist, is getting ready to raise the tax burden on the rich to 75% of their income. Thus the French government thinks it should rightfully receive 3/4 of every dollar earned by the rich - and that the rich should be thrilled that their "fair share" leaves them only a quarter out of every dollar they earn by their sweat and toil. As you can imagine - the rich are not happy with having 3/4 of their earnings taken from them and redistributed to the rest of society as government burearocrats see fit. Thus they either leave - or shut down their business and begin being one of those doled out to - rather than doled out from. Thus the problem of Europe . . . no one wants to be the dole-er, because it is far more profitable to be the dole-ee. No businesses and no rich people mean no taxes. No taxes means no way to pay out to the dole-ees except by going into debt. Going further and further into debt means insolvency - and that, dear friends, means your government goes belly-up. Oh, by the way, this also means all the dole-ees don't get their dole any longer. Oh, and one last thing . . . this means that the dole-ees will begin to riot and burn everything to the ground.
Thus we come to Greece and the deadline they face today. What is looming is the default of the first European socialist nation in the set up of the national domino set. Waiting in the background are the following nations who are just a little further up the road from Greece because they are following the same bankrupt Socialist policies that resulted in Greece's national bankruptcy. That list is as follows: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France, England, and last but not least - the United States of America. You see, we've been dipping into the well of Socialism with our current president's multiple stimulus plans, multiple promises to everyone that they will get more unemployment benefits, multiple forays into class warfare by demonizing the rich and business owners, and mountains of debt that are being piled up . . . on the backs of our children and grandchildren.
What you are seeing in Greece - WILL BE WHAT IS COMING IN OUR FUTURE! Watch and see the devastation and the chaos that results from these policies. God blesses HARD WORK! If we are unwilling to do HARD WORK, God promises that poverty will come in like an armed man - and confiscate all that we have. There are those who are predicting war in Europe in time - civil war in Greece as factions begin to line up offering the other side as the scapegoat for their problems. If you think we are beyond such things - think again. Our president is using class warfare as one of his greatest political strategies as he campaigns for re-election. If you think that prior shenanigans of the "Occupy Wall-Street" gangs were wild before - get ready for what they will do as the election grows closer. And those will be child's play compared to what they will do when the Government spicket is turned off when we run out of money. Riots in the streets will become normal in the larger cities of our nation - because our elected officials have encouraged these Socialist/Communist/Anarchist gatherings.
So what does all this have to do with the Biblical scenario of the end-times? I believe it is part of the degeneration of our world as it rejects God and His Word. This rejection is what gave rise to Socialism. As I said earlier, God blesses hard work, ingenuity, and self-reliance - not government dependence. We've rejected God's ways and more and more turn to ones that put one man - or a group of men in charge of all things. We learn to look to our "government-savior" as the one who will look after us and take care of us from cradle to grave. We learn to see him as the one we turn to - rather than to God's principles and wise counsel. We want our government-savior to deliver us - and care for us - and provide for us. We would even consider making this one "ruler" and "banker" of the world. We might even consider worshipping him as god one day - as we all gather around his statue and participate in his one world religious system, one world government, and cashless economic system.
The dominoes are set - and ready to fall. Most likely Greece will be first - and just like in every massive domino set up we've ever seen - this one will take on a life of its own once they all begin to fall.
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