Writing on August 29, 2009, Dusty D highlights parallel prophetic scripture verses from Revelation and Matthew. The timing of his article is an important one, as it was at this time that quantitative easing was bringing the world back from the brink of going under. It is clearly evident that end time bible prophecy is being fulfilled in today’s news.
I … The First Horseman of the Apocalypse is the rule of global corporatism rising to rule mankind through announcement of framework agreements.
Revelation 6:1-2: I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
Matthew 24:4-5: Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ, ‘ and will deceive many.
The First Horseman of the Apocalypse is riding a white horse signifying totality of conquest over mankind, and the fact the rider has a bow with no arrows, foretells a bloodless political coup.
Arlen L Chitwood relates the Greek word “crown” here is “stephanos” or “conqueror’s crown”. Economic and political conquerors are now rising to establish ten regional oligarchies of state corporate rule effecting social, economic, banking and political coups. This as four rival world powers, consisting of the North being Russia, the East being China and Japan, the South being South America and Africa, and the West being the United States, Great Britain, and Europe come to polarize the world
A … North American Leaders announce frameworks agreements which establish the North American Continent as a region of global governance.
The leaders have announced and will continue to announce Security and Prosperity Framework Agreements, such as the Federal Reserve’s TAF, TSLF, and PDCF, and also the Canada And US Leaders, Agreement for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness as well as the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
On February 4, 2011, The Prime Minister of Canada website released the Declaration by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States of America of a framework agreement for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.
And also on February 4, 2011, The Prime Minister of Canada website released the the announcement of another framework agreement establishing The Bilateral Regulatory Cooperation Council, RCC.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association relates that on February 4th, 2011, Canada and the US issued the “Declaration on a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness”.
Luiza Ch. Savage of The Bilateralist provides the Text Of Obama-Harper Border Declaration
The North American Continent was announced as a region of global governance at Baylor Baptist University by the leaders, Vincent Fox, Paul Martin and George Bush, with the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America on March 23, 2005, with documentation as follows: ..…. Baylor TV Coverage Of The Trilateral Summit News Conference …… President Meets With President Fox and Prime Minister Martin At Baylor University Waco, Texas …… Baylor Has a Proven Record of Hosting White House Events.
Thus, Baylor served as host for President Bush’s historic “Security and Prosperity Partnership for North America” meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. The Armstrong Browning Library was the venue for the leaders’ meeting, which was followed by a news conference in the Bill Daniel Student Center’s Barfield Drawing Room.
Andrew Gavin Marshall writes in Global Research.ca article Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP): Security and prosperity for whom?
Keith Jones in WSWS.org article Canada And US Launch Continental Security Perimeter Talks documents how Canada’s Prime Minister and the United States’ President have further waived national sovereignty of their respective nations, by announcement of a Framework Agreement, at the North American Security Perimeter talks in early February 2011; and relates they have appointed two bodies of stakeholders, that is task groups, to effect their integration plans, the Beyond the Border Working Group, and the United States Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.
Thus, clearly a region of global governance has formed in North America, where state corporatism, that is statism rules. Here sovereignty is not vested in people, or in sovereign nations, but in a regional collectives governed by a President and two Premiers, and overseen by stakeholders out of government, industry, commerce, investment and banking. Global governance, in the form of global corporatism, supersedes and replaces democracy, constitutional law, as well as any and all traditional forms of the rule of law.
B … European leaders are establishing a United States of Europe, via economic governance framework agreements.
Olli Rehn, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, the week ending February 25, 2011, communicate via spokesperson: “This agreement, it’s an agreement between the EU and the Republic of Ireland. It’s not an agreement between an institution and a particular government. It’s on the basis of a negotiated programme which was approved with the government of Ireland and which in its main outline has to be applied,” He announced an important truth: the Irish Bailout Agreement between Ireland, the EU and the UK is a Eurozone Framework Agreement that established European economic governance and provided resolution to Ireland’s debt issues. The leaders in announcing the framework agreement waived national sovereignty, and strengthened a region of global governance, that was established by the previous bailout agreement with Greece. These two framework agreements, plus the one that established vetting of national budgets before they are presented to national legislatures, established the Eurozone as one of ten regions of global governance as called for by the Club of Rome in 1974. The people of Ireland, and the whole world, if they do not know already, will come to know that there will be no voting on the issue of Ireland’s debt. They are going to learn very shortly that there are not sovereign, rather the leaders, their word, will and way are sovereign. Welcome to the age of global governance manifesting in regional economic governance.
Bruno Waterfield in the Telegraph article Ireland’s New Government On A Collision Course With EU
reports: “Enda Kenny, Fine Gael’s leader, will later on Sunday, start to form a new government, almost certainly with Labour, after full election results under Ireland’s complicated PR system come through.”
“Both Mr Kenny and Eamonn Gilmore, Labour’s leader, have promised Irish voters that they will renegotiate the EU-IMF austerity programme to reduce the burden for taxpayers and to force financial investors to shoulder some of the bank debts currently paid out of the public purse.”
“At a summit of centre-right EU leaders in Helsinki next Friday, Mr Kenny will use his position as Ireland’s new Prime Minister to beg the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, for concessions ahead of an emergency March 11 Brussels summit to restructure the euro zone.”
“But neither the two European leaders nor the European Central Bank or EU will permit any substantial changes, despite the huge popular Irish revolt against the bailout.”
“Chancellor Merkel will tell Mr Kenny that if he wants to reduce the high, punitive 5.8 per cent interest rate charged on EU loans then Ireland will have to give up its low corporate tax rates – a measure regarded as vital to Ireland’s recovery and one of the few economic policies it has not yet handed over to Brussels or Frankfurt.”
“The new Irish premier will also be warned that there is no question of forcing privately-owned financial institutions to assume Ireland’s £85 billion bank debts because the resulting market panic would spread to Germany and France, tearing the euro single currency apart.”
“As Irish voters headed for the polling booths on Friday, the European Commission bluntly declared that the terms of the EU-IMF bailout “must be applied” whatever the will of Ireland’s people or regardless of any change of government.”
“It’s an agreement between the EU and the Republic of Ireland, it’s not an agreement between an institution and a particular government,” said a Brussels spokesman.”
“A European diplomat, from a large eurozone country, told The Sunday Telegraph that “the more the Irish make a big deal about renegotiation in public, the more attitudes will harden”.
“It is not even take it or leave it. It’s done. Ireland’s only role in this now is to implement the programme agreed with the EU, IMF and European Central Bank. Irish voters are not a party in this process, whatever they have been told,” said the diplomat.”
Shaun Richards writes Election Day In Ireland: “This morning voters in the Irish Republic will take to the ballot box and cast their votes in a general election. After the economic “perfect storm” that has hit their country they do need a change and I hope that it will show that the ballot box as well as the gun and revolution can lead to fundamental change. As we stand in spite of the “rescue” from the EU/ECB/IMF then Ireland looks insolvent as she goes forward. Her government bond market has if anything deteriorated since the date the “rescue” was announced. As I type this her ten-year government bond yield is 9.46% which we can compare with seriously troubled but unrescued Portugal at 7.64% or the UK at 3.72%. If you compare the relative situations then it is plainly unfair that Ireland has a rate 6% higher than that of the UK as there are as many similarities as differences. Regular readers will be aware that I often argue that the shorter end of the maturity spectrum also gives us insight into a country’s finances and here we find a bond maturing in April 2013 which yields 8.03% which to my mind has even worse implications than the ten-year yield. For those to whom this is unfamiliar you can learn a lot from what is called a yield curve but my point here is that the revealing part is the gap between the official central bank rate (1%) and a yield of 8.03%. Thus in two years the gap is over 7%!”
“What does this mean for the Euro zones concept of a rescue? It means that the “rescue” is not far off an utter failure. If we look again we see that to April 2013 investors want a yield of 8.03% when repayment is in effect guaranteed by the rescue plan. Behind the rescue plan we have the European Central Bank, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. As they are willing to loan money to Ireland at around 6% (it was announced at 5.8% but rates have risen since then) I am surprised that more commentators have not raised this point. If it was perceived to be a success then Irish government bond yields should have headed towards 6%. In fact they have headed away from it!”
“We are back to the theme that you cannot solve a solvency problem with liquidity and until Europe’s leaders cotton onto this point there will be little improvement in Ireland’s fortunes. Also please remember that these higher bond yields for Ireland come in spite of the fact that the European Central Bank has been willing to buy these bonds to support the market and could do so again. Accordingly we do not know what the fair market price is and we can put another chalk mark on the scoreboard of false markets created by central banks. I regularly argue that such intervention is mostly beyond their abilities and skills and yet again we can see that in the words of the song there are “more questions than answers”. Sadly we seem likely to get more of this type of intervention rather than less as many central bankers appear unaware of the damage they are doing. When I read the speech of David Miles who is on the UK Monetary Policy Committee I was struck by the image of a man who felt that events happened to him and yet in terms of UK history the Bank of England has been extraordinarily interventionist. I doubt whether he appreciates the irony of this or the fact that the events he feels he is suffering from may be “feedback” from his wn actions, if we look for a song for central bankers may I suggest the lyric, “Reality was once a friend of mine”.”
Martin Wolf in Financial Times writes in article Ireland Needs Help With Its Debt: “This is not one, but three, crises: an economic collapse; a financial implosion; and a fiscal disaster. On the first, given the fall in demand and the need for fiscal contraction, prospects for recovery depend heavily on exports. On the second, the direct costs of recapitalising the system are set to be around 36 per cent of GDP, according to Goodbody stockbrokers. On the last, according to the IMF, general government debt could be 123 per cent of GDP by 2014. A little over a third of this increase in the public debt ratio would then be a direct result of recapitalising the banks.”
“Such a crisis is beyond the ability of Ireland to manage without financial collapse and sovereign default.
Apart from the Armageddon of a sovereign default, two partial escapes exist. The more torivial would be a reduction in the rate of interest on Ireland’s borrowing: a 1 per cent reduction in the rate of interest would save the state 0.4 per cent of GDP a year. That would be a small help, at least. A more valuable possibility would be a writedown of existing subordinated and senior bank debt, which currently amounts to €21.4bn (14 per cent of GDP).”
“The ECB and the other members of the European Union have vetoed this idea, fearful of contagion. Indeed, the assistance package was partly to prevent just such an outcome. Yet the idea that taxpayers should bail out senior creditors of massively insolvent banks at such risk to the solvency of their state is both unfair and unreasonable. If the rest of the EU is determined to protect senior creditors, it should surely share in the cost of doing so. Why should the taxpayers of the borrowing country pay all? The new Irish government should make this point firmly.”
Germany breaks out in open revolt against the European Bailout. EuroIntelligence reports in subscription article Germany In Open Revolt Against European Bailout. “Academics and businesses are joining Bundestag and Bundestag in protests against proposed extension of the eurozone’s rescue mechanism. This is a very serious situation in our view, on the verge of getting out of control. The conservative establishment is in open rebellion against a weak government about to face a string of electoral defeats. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published a Petition of 189 German economists which called on the German government to refuse any extension of the EFSF, and to force highly indebted countries into an insolvency procedure. They include some of the best known German economists – Hans Werner Sinn, Jürgen von Hagen, Manfred Neumann, Michael Burda and Volker Wieland. They make the following points:
1. A permanent credit guarantee for insolvent countries would provide “massive incentives” to repeat the mistakes of the past. The reforms of the stability pact, and the newly discussed pact for competitiveness, are too weak to counteract this.
2. A long-term strategy against debt crises requires the possibility of a sovereign insolvency.
3. Credits to countries should be possible, but only after debt restructuring.
4. The fact of state insolvency should be determined not by the country itself, but by an international institution, such as the IMF.
5. The ECB must not provide unlimited support of insolvent countries through bond purchases.
6. Of the three solutions to a national debt crisis – debt reduction through growth, insolvency, and bailout-the latter would imply higher taxes, and/or higher inflation.”
“Holger Stelzner, the openly anti-European editorialist of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, writes that the eurozone is drowning in its debt, which has turned the ECB into a bad bank. The approach of policy makers everywhere is to solve a debt crisis through more debt. The increase in the ECB’s balance sheet from €900bn to €1800bn of mostly low quality debt was immensely risky. The ECB is no longer an independent institution, but an interested party.”
“Papandreou tells Bild that Greece will not sell its islands. In today’s Bild there is an interview with George Papandreou, who promised to pay back every cent and emphasised that this is a loan, not a transfer: “These are loans and we are paying interest on it, these are not gifts.” When asked about whether Greece would be ready to sell its islands, he responded: “You΄ve simply got to understand how important these islands are for Greece and Greek history. We΄ve spent enormous sums in defence budgets to secure the islands near the Turkish coast.” (Hat tip from “Keep talking Greece”, a Greek blog in English covering the crisis).”
II … The Second Horseman of the Apocalypse is Chaos and Violence riding to destroy peace.
Revelation 6:3-4: When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.
Matthew 24:6-7a You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
The Automatic Earth reports on exporting speculative debt as well as widespread bloodshed. “The connection between the Fed, commodity price increases and social turmoil may have entered the mainstream dialogue, but it is exactly when the mainstream recognizes a financial trend that it soon reverses. Investors amassed on one side of a trade will be forced to quickly shift to the other side, and the “inflation” exported by the Fed will be revealed to be just another speculative romp crafted for the benefit of those who made out like bandits during the last one. As The Automatic Earth has repeatedly stressed, however, a deflationary price collapse will make necessary commodities even less affordable for the average person, due to a dramatic reduction in private revenues and public benefits. So while the superficial financial trend may change, the social turmoil will continue on, and next time Egypt’s revolution may not be so “peaceful”.
III … The Third Horseman of The Apocalypse is Famine
Revelation 6:5-6: When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
Matthew 24:7b-8: There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
IV … The Fourth Horseman of The Apocalypse Is Death
Revelation 6:7-8: When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Matthew 24:9: “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
V … Conclusion: Three Beasts to rule mankind
The Beast System
Bible Prophecy of Revelation Chapter 13:1-3 foretells of a seven headed and ten horned beast system of global governance, that is a world wide behemoth comprised of mankind’s seven institutions and ten regions of centralized government that rises from the sea of humanity to rule mankind.
The seven heads symbolize mankind’s seven Institutions:
2) Finance, banking, commerce, investment and trade. A large part of this head is the six biggest banks in the United States; they now possess assets equivalent to 60 percent of America’s gross national product; these are by and large traded by RWW, what I call the Ben Bernanke portfolio, as he traded out US Treasuries for the banks toxic assets, thereby committing a financial coup de etat, which created an integrated banking and government oligarchy that established state corporatism. By nationalizing the banks, he socialized losses and risks to the people and capitalized profits and wealth to the banks and investment bankers and those insightful enough to go long stocks.
3) Body Politic.
7) Science & Technology.
Brent Jessop writing in GlobalResearch.ca relates that the Club of Rome is the premier think tank comprised of approximately 100 global leaders including scientists, philosophers and political advisors which envisioned totalitarian regional governance and a unifying global ethic –a world consciousness to solve interlocking world problems; and it relates this through published material such as ‘Mankind at the Turning Point’, and ‘The First Global Revolution’:
The Beast of Revelation Chapter 13 Verses 2 relates that ”the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” A leopard is camouflaged, and as such blends in with the background so it can not be seen by its prey. It operates furtively and prefers the darkness, and then at dusk, or at night, strikes to ensare, enslave, destroy and consume.
Revelation 13:3 relates: And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered and followed after the beast.
The head that has a mortal wound is the institution of finance, banking, commerce, investment and trade. The wound is a global financial system breakdown, caused by a cardiac arrest in seigniorage due to a credit evaporation, that is a liquidity evaporation, and stock and bond market crash.
The Beast Sovereign
Revelation 13:5-10 tells of a world leader. He is the world’s Sovereign, the world’s king who reigns sovereignly for 42 months demanding that all worship him.
The Beast Seignior
Revelation 13:11-18 tells of a globally sovereign religious leader and banker. He is the Seignior, meaning, top dog banker who takes a cut; in modern-day terms, an investment banker, he is also the world’s religious leader, and via investment and commerce connections institutes a global seigniorage wealth and commerce system that sustains commerce and industry.