The work of the beast out of the earth continued.
“Because of the signs it was given the power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. Revelation 13:14. In August 1941, The President of the United States of America, Roosevelt, and the Prime Minister of the Great Britain met secretly on the board of a ship off the coast of Newfoundland to agree on the Atlantic Charter that set the goals for the post-WWII world. The efforts by the beast out of the earth concerning free global trade and commerce were not visible until after World War Two (WWII). The United States of America (USA) emerged from WWII as the only superpower. It still maintains military and economic superiority. As WWII neared the end, the USA invited the WWII allied countries to a meeting to begin forming an equitable global system. Delegates from the forty-four WWII Allied countries met in July 1944 at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
The main goal of the meeting at the Bretton Woods was to agree on a method and mechanism for regulating the international monetary and financial global order after WWII. The Allied countries assigned to the USA the task of maintaining a sufficient quantity of gold and silver required to stabilize the Allied countries’ currencies. Even though the Dollar is not tied to gold and silver, the USA still maintains a sufficient quantity of gold and silver required for currencies of key nations. To assist in stabilizing currencies, the USA formed the International Monetary Fund, whose task is to ensure more stable currencies. Also, the USA established the World Bank to assist in rebuilding the infrastructure of the Allied countries. The currencies of the WWII Allied countries needed to recover from the WWII burden.
At the meeting at Bretton Woods, the delegates from the WWII Allied countries defined a transition to a free global open market system. The goal of the Allied countries was to identify a system to accomplish the global goal. Identifying such a system aims to increase the global standard of living necessary for global peace. Accordingly, the WWII Allied countries tasked the USA to lead and manage the multinational negotiations concerning the “Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the GATT” regime. The USA became the most suitable leader in such an effort because of its military and economic superiority. “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.” Revelation 13:15.
Notice that the first beast’s image is doing this, not the second beast out of the earth, the USA. The USA has established the image in honor of the beast out of the Sea. Now the image is coordinating the global activity associated with free and open trade and commerce. The ensuing blogs will describe the image in honor of the first beast. Here, all we need to know is that the image in honor of the first beast, the beast out of the Sea, is fully functioning according to the original plan.
To be continued