I read the other day that Sweden will be the first nation to operate its entire economy without cash. Banks and businesses will operate as a digital marketplace.
Of course the reason this catches my attention (and now yours) is that it lines up with the prophecy concerning the “Mark of the Beast” (Rev 13:18) without which no one will be able to buy or sell! I’ve so stated in this blog before that many economists believe we are heading towards a unified, interdependent global economy. And of course a major component of that would be a new digital currency and a secure, unique personal identification system. When these two components are in place, the prophecy can be realized.
The U.S. and E.U. are also moving toward a cashless economy. It used to be important to carry cash with you all the time. But now, all you need is a plastic card in your wallet. But sooner than you may think, plastic card and wallet manufacturers will go out of business because everything will be stored on a chip in your smart phone, a chip, by the way, that can also be surgically placed under your skin. When the Beast will show up with his mark is anyone’s guess, but Sweden's progress toward a digital marketplace is a sure sign that it is soon.