In a Bloomberg article today "UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken 'Confidence Game'" we see more movement towards a central currency and a global bank.
I can recall prophecy scholars who were scoffed at, only a few brief years ago, when they suggested that the world was moving towards a central currency as led by a central bank. The basis for this prophetic view are the scriptures which detail the anti-christ and the false prophet controlling finance and using this control to require all people to receive the "Mark of the Beast" in order to buy and sell anything. Such control would obviously involve a "centralized" mechanism and a central currency, on a world-wide basis. The European Union established a model of how this would be done when they converted the various member state currencies into the Euro.
Quotes from the article:
"UN countries should agree on the creation of a global reserve bank to issue the currency."
"The 45-year-old UN group, run by former World Trade Organization chief Supachai Panitchpakdi, "promotes integration of developing countries in the world economy," according to its Web site. Emerging-market nations should consider restricting capital mobility until a new system is in place, the groups said."
None of these ideas, on their own are "bad". In fact, these proposals make a lot of sense in today's economy. But that doesn't negate the fact that the road continues to be paved for the anti-christ to appear and quickly consolidate his power. Much of the work that could have taken place during the early part of the Tribulation is already occuring.
The stage is being set for the appearance of the anti-christ and the beginning of the Tribulation. But before these two events occur, we know from bible prophecy that the Church will have exited the world - fulfilling the prophecies of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
As they say, when you begin to see Christmas decorations in the stores, you know that Thanksgiving is near!
Similarly, when we see the signs that the Tribulation is close, then we know that the Rapture of the Church is even closer.