The Speed of Collapse (Part 4)

Revelations 18:10  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. KJV

Until recently, this Scripture seemed more allegorical than literal.  Not any more!  Let’s assume that Mystery Babylon consists of three aspects: financial, political, and religious.  These three areas have one thing in common: greed.  Whether it be greed for power or money or stature, the evil source is the same.  Money greases the wheels of Mystery Babylon and with over $449.2 Trillion in derivatives around the globe as well as perception-based currencies, Mystery Babylon is set to fall, yes, within an hour.

Having been associated with the Information Technology (IT) profession for 37 years, it is clear to me that Babylon can literally fall in an hour.  The Internet, texting, world phones, automated stock trading algorithms, and instant information have provided the needed infrastructure for Babylon to fall within 60 minutes.

IT used to be an 8 to 5 job.  Now it is 24×7 on-call job.   We have servers that run 525,600 minutes per year (just as the song indicates), we are never offline.  There are now redundant servers that insure 24 hour access, 365 days per year.

I tend to think that “the hour” would come at 9 AM Eastern time.  Europe’s markets are still open and most of the Western world is open for business and trading.  The speed of information is now fast enough where investors could place orders to dump stocks and bonds at a very high rate of speed and would cause Wall Street to suspend trading.  All sellers and no buyers would cause the market to plummet.  Leveraged hedge funds would dump everything to raise cash.  Banks would suspend lending until they could assess the balance sheet damage of borrowers.  Little known provisions to call notes would force borrowers to either pay up or file bankruptcy.

Money is now mostly electronic in nature and the Internet is robust enough to handle a large volumes sell orders be fearful investors.

The politicians would scurry around trying to figure out what law could be passed to fix the problem.  Church leaders would attempt to calm their flocks who relied on the traditions of man rather than the Revelation from Our Heavenly Father.  All of this could happen literally in one hour.

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