What would it be like for you, if you were suddenly cut off from all your bank accounts? What if all banking activity were suspended for a time? How would it affect you.
God commanded humanity to form governments under the Laws of Noah, but for the past millennium at least, not a single government of note has followed His revealed plans. John predicted that in his Revelation, but most people misread it. They believe it refers to some horrific and unimaginable evil government at the End of Time, but John was describing the rather normal behavior which slowly, steadily worsens as men think of new ways to oppress each other. As we drift farther and farther away from God’s model, you would naturally expect the depravity to increase.
Most Americans will be caught off guard. You can blame any part of it you understand, but the full complex of our social and cultural customs and habits keeps us from really paying attention — movies, music, TV, sports, political theater, etc. Pick out any details you like, but it’s all one big effort to keep us pacified, and it’s working rather well. Preppers miss the point, investing lots of money in things which eventually enrich the same plutocrats seeking to plunder us all in the first place, at the same time saving up useful stuff which can be easily confiscated later.
You should probably look up “capital controls” as simply one single expression of the plundering. I recommend you read this article, for example, as a brief examination of the concept. Given all our major banks are already technically insolvent, as is our entire government, things will have to change sooner or later. God hasn’t given me a word about when, but my personal inclination is to think it will be during this calendar year. I’ve been wrong before, so take me with a grain of salt. The elections this fall are no more than internal competition between factions of the single controlling system. Actually amending the system is simply not going to happen. But most of what you see is theater, while the capital controls are already being put in place over the past few months.
Spending today feeds the beast early, but savings will feed it later. The justification for capital controls is keeping the economy alive, which is another way of saying they want to facade to remain in place for as long as possible. Keeping the money inside the borders applies only to us little people, the productive folks who make things happen. At some point, the capital controls become the mechanism for cutting you off from all access to your savings, your paychecks, your operating funds. This makes it easier to begin the massive confiscation operations. Those could take any number of different flavors and styles, but the net result is the same. The justification for this is, without all this wonderful government protection and guidance, none of us could make a dime on our own. Thus, it all belongs to them in the first place, along with all your future productivity and your children, as well.
I won’t pretend there is much we can do about it. Stockpiling currency might help, and so could precious metals. Hey, you might even consider saving up barter goods. Rather, I hope folks are mentally prepared for what’s coming. This is one of those things which will tend to be rather sudden, something designed in part to keep you all in shock and fear. Social turbulence is a tool of control. I’m not hoping for a mass revolt, not even under the principles of leaderless resistance. We’ll see some of that, both artificial and very real, but I offer this pastoral point: If you don’t panic, you’ll have room in your consciousness to stay on mission.
Our God has a plan, which surely includes letting us suffer a good bit as humans normally do. He’s hoping you’ll pass through it according to His revealed plans, which means you face it as all one big lie in the first place. We change with the circumstances only because the truth is not static, but is manifested through them. So we keep our steady gaze on the distant destination of leaving this world behind, not with eyes darting around in fear because of all the ambient noise. Don’t be caught off guard when the plundering starts in earnest. If they have learned anything from the Fall of Rome, the plutocrats know it can’t be stopped, but that doesn’t prevent them making maximum use of such a collapse for their own profit. That also doesn’t prevent them steering us into collapse at their convenience. Parts of it are out of their control, but they are convinced they have enough leverage to get what they want from it. But God understands it completely, and is more than capable of letting them run with it until it’s time to snatch it out of their hands. Within the vast and forbidding landscape of human sorrow, we can always find elements of His mercy.
Put on the armor of God; clothe your soul with the protections His peace offers. The only valid question in the midst of this mess is, “What do we do now to manifest the Truth?”