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Fifty-two heads of state from around the world, together with CEO’s of multi-national companies and leaders of various global institutions meet in Davos, Switzerland from January 16th-20th, 2023. The theme of the meetings was Cooperation in a Fragmented World — a seemingly noble cause — until you listen to the speeches made by participants. There is reason to be concerned, especially about the mantra of “Stakeholders Capitalism.”

What is Stakeholder Capitalism? The most important characteristic of the stakeholder model today is that the stakes of our system are now more clearly global. Economies, societies, and the environment are more closely linked to each other now than 50 years ago. The model we present here is therefore fundamentally global in nature, and the two primary stakeholders are as well. (weforum.org)

While it sounds good, the green agenda has nothing good to offer to humanity. Stakeholders include a wide variety of powerful, yet unelected individuals, and that means they are accountable to no one. Democracy is at great risk here — and so are your freedoms. Included in the green agenda is a plan to divide big cities into 15 minute neighbourhoods where everything you need can be reached within 15 minutes — to limit carbon emissions. You will not be allowed to leave your 15 minute region without permission. Below is an excerpt from a downloadable pdf published by the city of Oxford, UK in this regard:

The County Council identified the Plan should include reference to the following: 15/20 minute neighbourhoods, reducing air pollution, consider integration at the edge of the city and prioritise sustainable travel. (https://www.oxford.gov.uk/downloads/file/8144/bgp_14_15_minute_cities)

Oxford is not an exception though; more cities in other countries and continents are on board with the idea. (Visit 15minutecity.com for more information) Ottawa, Brisbane, Melbourne, Barcelona, Paris, Portland and Buenos Aires are already planning their 15 minute regions. Be prepared for unimaginable frustrations ahead.

Hidden behind the friendly face of the green agenda are some extremely brutal policies that will cause many people to lose their employment and source of income, leading to social unrest and starvation — all for the good of the planet. The green agenda already labelled farmers the world’s worst polluters, and painful measures are being implemented to curb their activities. In the Netherlands plans are underway to outlaw farm land of 3000 farmers. There is no need to speculate what the consequences will be.

The above are just a few of many plans soon to be introduced globally. Add to it Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) and Digital Identification, and you begin to see the future that is being crafted by the United Nations and the World Economic Forum — both unelected institutions with no accountability to anyone. Oligarchs such as Bill Gates and George Soros, and others, exercise great influence on decisions made by these institutions. The fragmentation of the world may not be a direct result of WEF policies, but they certainly contributed to it.

It would be naive to look past these troubling developments in the hope that better days are ahead. The breakdown of services, high cost of living and dishonest politics are on the increase, and it would be wise to prepare for difficult days ahead.

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3

This is the question in every God fearing heart, but there are some good answers to it.

  • The Bible teaches us not to be moved by what we see, but by what we believe — our faith must be anchored in God’s Word, and not in our circumstances. It is so easy to become fearful or discouraged by the trends that are being followed in the world, but we must train ourselves to look past those things and establish our faith in God instead. His love for us and His unfailing promises supersede the plans of our enemies!

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

  • God promised to never leave or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) He paid too high a price for us to abandon us when things get tough!
  • Instead of becoming distressed about the bad news of the day, let us look forward to a bright and glorious future. The darker it gets, the closer we get to our redemption.
  • Don’t allow the trouble in the World to weigh you down — we were told to rejoice always! Let us follow in the footsteps of the Master, looking past our fears while doing what He did when He faced His darkest hour:

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

  • Looking to the Lord in perilous times has provided comfort to the faithful since Old Testament times:

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3

God is fully aware of what is going on down here. As a matter of fact, everything happens with His permission. This world is passing away, and we are witnesses of what the prophets of old saw. This age is simply coming to an end so that a new era can begin. God laid out His agenda in such a way that every one of us might know exactly what to expect.

This world is not our home, and our future is not here. As sojourners we are just passing through this broken world, but our destiny is just around the corner!

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance… Romans 5:1-3

What believers have been looking forward to for ages, is finally happening! The Bible told us what will happen, and the news media now reports as it happens. Let us lift our heads, step into the work of evangelists and encouragers, and use the depravity of the world as a conversation starter to point the lost to the Saviour. We have work to do!

And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Luke 12:42,43

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