"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from the bankers and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money and to control credit." Sir Josiah Stamp, Director & President of the Bank of England in the 1920s
At the heart of my fictional books, HOBO: Volumes I and II, was a European artificial intelligence (AI) system named Apollo. This system ends up going viral, wreaking financial havoc as it spreads quickly across the global economy. The name I used in the story was Apollo and was meant to be a derivation of sorts for the real name of the demon in Revelation 9:11, i.e., Apollyon. To be clear, I did so without any foreknowledge of any actual AI system currently in existence guiding the world's foremost financial investment firm, Blackrock.
However, when I was doing some research on Blackrock and their penchant for gobbling up just about everything they could buy, I was both shocked and not surprised to discover their AI computer system was named Aladdin which is actually an acronym. It stands for Asset, Liability And, Debt Derivative, Investment, Network. Now, before going forward, please watch this 8 min video so you'll get a better understanding of the magnitude of the subject at hand.
First things first. Larry Fink (the CEO of Blackrock) is all on board with the World Economic Forum's (WEF) vision of the Great Reset (i.e, you'll own nothing and be happy). He has to be since he sits on the board of trustees for the WEF. Fink also sits on the board of directors for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) which has driven US geopolitics for the last 70+ years. He also sits on the board of the International Rescue Committee, which helps funnel refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, etc. into the United States from countries they helped destabilize. All that to say, Larry Fink does not have your best interest at heart. He is a 100% woke globalist seeking to help enshrine a new global government. (H/T Leo Hohmann)
One example of how Blackrock is seeking to force the world to do its bidding (or try at least) is by creating food shortages. Blackrock and her sister investment giant company Vanguard own the majority shares of many companies, but two of importance to this discussion are CF Industries and Union Pacific Railway Lines. Those companies are reducing their transportation of fertilizer to agricultural markets...on purpose. Thus, if there are food shortages and other global crises leading up to the November 2022 mid-term elections, you can bet it was a) intentional, b) designed to cripple the US into some kind of global submission, and c) helping speed along the Great Reset ahead of 2030. Makes you also wonder why Bill Gates is buying up so much farmland?
At present, Blackrock (by way of ALADDIN's predictive computer programming) controls around $21 Trillion in assets globally. That is almost more than any single individual economy in the world with the exception being the United States.
Aladdin, which has been in use since 1988, has become the single biggest force multiplier in the global financial markets EVER. It determines what markets should do, who they should invest in, who they should dump, and has been so accurate as of late, that the Federal Reserve, other major investment firms, and just about anyone that operates at that level, uses its algorithms to manage their own markets. This is one computer system, albeit, a very powerful Artificially Intelligent system.
Although I doubt seriously Mr. Fink is the Antichrist, I do believe this system he has created, is proof positive that one man can control all the financial transactions for a large portion of the world. Even then, that is with nations today still using their own national currencies. Just imagine how much easier it will be to do once the world moves to a one-world digital currency. After that, it's going to be very easy for one man to control everything.
When we look at how the Antichrist rises to power after the Rapture of the Church, we must understand that his rise wasn't done in a vacuum before it. He comes from out of the Beast System. The Beast System itself, as described in Revelation 13, is symbolized as a chimera (a mixed animal hybrid) that represents a combination of former world empires. The Beast becomes the most massively powerful government in human history, so much so that it controls the entire planet. We often read the passage there in Revelation 13 without thinking through the second and third-order effects. This is what they mean when they (globalist elite) say Great Reset:
the end of the current world order
the end of national sovereignty
the end of national currencies
the end of private property
the end of privacy
the end of freedom of speech and travel
the end of free-market capitalism
the end of personal liberty
the end of the Judeo-Christian worldview (i.e., traditional marriage/families, values, religious freedom, etc.)
This is what they are aiming for, and they are so close to achieving it, yet, something, or Someone rather, is restraining them.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8
We know that it is God the Holy Spirit, working through the body of Christ on the earth, who is restraining the full force of evil from wholly taking over the entire planet. However, immediately after the Rapture of the Church, that restraint will be removed and the world will be thrown into chaos. The sudden disappearance of millions of people will absolutely cause the United States to collapse. In so doing, it will create a massive geopolitical, military, and economic vacuum other nations around the world will rush to fill. Until they do, and until this Beast system comes online, there will be a huge disruption in the world order.
How do we know the Rapture will cause a major global crisis?
Because when considering, discussing, wargaming, strategizing, etc. world-ending apocalypses, 0.00 federal, and private agencies and think-tanks in D.C., NYC, London, the EU, or anywhere else considers the Rapture of the Church as a viable potentiality. None of them do. Let that sink in for a moment.
None of them think Christ's return is of any "real" threat to their present or even future world order. IF (and that's a big IF) any actually do consider Christ's return as a serious threat to global stability, they aren't saying it aloud. They (the present world leaders) consider just about everything else under the sun (to include the sun) as potential threats, except the one the Bible says will actually happen. And this is why it will wreak havoc when it happens because they won't be ready for it. Furthermore, after it occurs, the world will not see the Beast coming amidst the chaos and lawlessness that will be present in the gap between the Rapture and the official start of the 70th Week of Daniel.
Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him? Revelation 13:1-4
For the unfamiliar with the symbolism used in the book of Revelation, just know the symbols aren’t arbitrary or sensational for the sake of being sensational. The symbolism has very specific meanings, and those meanings are found elsewhere in Scripture. So what do they mean? Well, by using Daniel 2, 7, 8, and Revelation 12, 13, and 17 to interpret it, we can find out what they mean.
The Beast Construction or Makeup
1. The Seven Heads = These are seven seats (mountains) of power where the woman (the religious system) sits. There are also seven kings (five fallen, one is, and one which will come in the future) (see Rev. 17:9-10).
a. Fallen: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, and Greece.
b. The one current to when John receives this is Rome.
c. Rome 2.0 will also become the last/future earthly kingdom. This coincides with the multi-metallic statue in Daniel 2 (legs of iron and toes/clay), the "Fourth Beast" in Daniel 7-8, and this Beast coming out of the sea in Revelation 13.
2. The Ten Horns = These are Ten rulers/kings who have no kingdom as of yet, receive authority as with the beast for one hour; are of one mind with the Beast (Rev. 17:13). The Little horn = The Antichrist (Dan. 7:8, 8:9) is one of the horns who rises up, supplants three of the horns, and takes the majority share of power.
3. The Seven/Ten Crowns = These appear as seven on the Dragon (Rev. 12:3) and as ten on the chimera Beast (Rev. 13:1). These appear to be seven/ten positions of power or realms/domains of authority. The difference in the numbers could mean that in the demonic realm, there are seven demonic princes/authorities, while in the physical realm, there are ten who manifest as governments.
4. Like a Leopard = Historically linked to ancient Greece during Alexander the Great.
5. Feet like a Bear = Historically linked to ancient Persia from Cyrus to Artaxerxes
6. Mouth like a Lion = Historically linked to ancient Babylon via Nebuchadnezzar
7. Dragon = Satan has seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems (crowns) on his seven heads.
8. The Harlot = Not listed in the above verse, but later in Revelation 13 under the authority of the Second Beast (the False Prophet). This is the religious system the Bible calls 'The Whore' or 'The Harlot' who rides the Beast and she accepts the worship of all gods and religions except that of the one true God (hence spiritual harlotry). She is the false religious system of the Beast government system (Rev. 17:1-6) for at least the first half years of the seven-year tribulation.
According to the book of Daniel, these beasts were governments of men. When viewed by man (Daniel 2), Nebuchadnezzar saw an awe-inspiring multi-metallic image of a man. When seen from God's perspective (Daniel 7-8), they appear as terrible beasts. When paired up with the vision of the four beasts in Daniel 7, we get a more composite picture of what this final beast-kingdom in Revelation 13 would be like.
“After this, I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth (teeth like a lion); it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet (feet like a bear). It was different from all the beasts that were before it (because now it encompasses all of them), and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one (the Antichrist) coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words. Daniel 7:7-8 (my comments and emphasis)
The Terrible Beast has been historically linked to ancient Rome. However, we know historically that the Roman Empire split in two in the 4th century AD, and while the western leg collapsed, the Eastern went on for another thousand years before being conquered by the Ottoman Turks (who were also part of the old Roman Empire). From there, the rest of Europe was a rotating rogues gallery of rising empires, with the last being the British, from whom the Americans came out. The coming Beast system comes from out of the geographical boundaries of the old Roman Empire and is somehow revived after the Rapture of the Church.
In Revelation 13, the order these beasts are given to us is not placed in any chronological order. However, the two big takeaways are that the first Beast comes from the sea (the sea of nations) and the second Beast comes from the land (perhaps Israel). This first Beast is first seen as a government or system, who later becomes personified as a man (The Antichrist). The second Beast is associated with the Harlot Religious system, which is also later personified also as a man (the False Prophet).
Author's note: I assume this "personification" process is similar to how Adolph Hitler came to personify the Third Reich. Or how Klaus Schwab came to personify the World Economic Forum (WEF). It just means that the man and the movement at some point become inseparable.
One thing to note is that by the time the Beast system comes online, they will have cracked the code on how to both implement an iron-fisted rule over everyone on the planet, while simultaneously having the entire planet marvel after them. People today don't "marvel" over their current governments. Something has to change. Something is brought back into the now and is killed/destroyed, and subsequently resurrected. Who or what that something is, seems to be the head of government or a government system itself.
The bad news is, that by the time the world realizes that one man is actually controlling everything, it will be too late for them. The fact that we are seeing the intentional destruction of the United States by its inept and treasonous leaders, is just that - intentional. These global leaders are doing what their demonic overlords are driving them to do, not even understanding that they are racing to create the most tyrannical government that has ever existed.
The good news is that the fact we are seeing something as powerful as Aladdin now means the genies are out of the bottle, and our departure from this sin-fallen world is all the sooner. By saying the "genies are out of the bottle," what I mean is that there are already competitors who are seeking to dethrone Aladdin.
I believe after the Rapture, there will be a new EU version of Aladdin, perhaps named Apollo, which will operate under the same purpose, but will no longer have the Restrainer restraining it from doing what Satan wants it to do. The reality is that the stage has already been set, and the actors are lining up to make this one last show. All we are waiting on presently is for the Lord to pull the curtains.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10