Demonetisation: a Christian perspective

On the evening of Nov 8th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes- India’s two big currency denominations that account for 86% of the money in circulation by value- invalid from midnight that day.

This move by the BJP government to demonetize the Indian economy, to ‘force’ the society towards becoming a ‘cashless society’, is just a pre-cursor to what’s coming ahead.

The Indian economy primarily consists of the poor and the middle-class citizens, whose day to day businesses and transactions are carried out by cash. More than 70 percent of them do not come under the financial system. This move by the government in the name of ‘eradicating black money’ is targeted not toward the rich, but toward the poor, to bring the multitude of the citizens of the nation under the financial system.

If you are a Christian, I highly urge you to dig deeper into such major ‘economic’ issues. And..please.. don’t be the simpleton, who would buy the ‘black money eradication effort’ excuse. This is clearly not about black money, but about bringing every citizen, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave under the financial system.

Also the reason why enough 2000 rupee notes are not printed, is to push all businesses small and great to make electronic transactions rather than cash transactions. Two days ago, it was said in the news that the PETTY shop guy was accepting debit/credit cards even for a 10 Rupee transaction. Clearly this will push the small businesses to equip themselves with the debit/credit card readers, rather than make cash transactions.

Some may argue that all the developed economies of the world are cashless societies. My point is not the good or the ugly side of it. My argument is the ‘Why’ part. Have you wondered why all the economies of the world are speeding up towards being cashless societies? Well, if you are still wondering what the real motive is, behind all these carefully planned out moves, the answer is simple. ‘Power and Control of the citizens of the country.’

Nandan Nilkeni, an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician who was the chairman of the Unique Identification number Authority of India said, “bringing the entire Indian population under the financial system would have taken 6 years, but now it will just take 6 months, because of this move (demonetization) by the Indian government”.

Once all the economies of the world are made electronic and cashless, there is a greater degree of control over its citizens. Now, let’s read Revelation 13:15-17…

The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,

so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Reve 13:15-17

The Bible says that, at the climax of History, one man will rise to be a world leader… and use ‘forceful’ control of the people. I used to wonder how that would be possible!!! But as years roll by it gets a little bit easier to understand how that could be possible. If one announcement from Modi could bring millions of people to the road for their basic survival needs such as food, shelter and commutation, then one announcement (such as, “you cannot operate your bank accounts if u do not take the micro-chip in your right hand or forehead”) from the World leader, could surely bring the lives of the citizens of every country small and great, down to its knees for basic needs.

Watch closely that Rev 13:16 says that people will be ‘forced’ to worship an image… and those who refuse will be killed. Clearly speaks of governmental control of the people. Similarly people will be ‘forced’ to take a mark, as a mark of reverence to the beast!!

There are several thousands of people protesting in the streets of India, and several farmers dying of heart attacks unable to bear the sorrow of losing all that they have saved up, overnight. But do you think the government cares about such voiceless citizens of the country????

“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28

No matter what comes upon the earth, or what takes place in the World, you and I have One King, His name: Jesus. Stand up and lift up your heads, with your eyes gazing into Heaven… beholding the glorious coming of our Lord and King Jesus. He is coming soon… Very soon!!! Oh what a Joy it will be to gaze upon his loving and gentle eyes!!!

Oh What a glorious day that would be, when my Jesus I shall see, When I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace!!! When He takes me by the hand, into the promised land… what a day, glorious day that will be!!! – Jim Hill