The U.S. Dollar is the most powerful currency in the world
Who doesn’t love money? Who, in their life time, will not handle or spend money? Who hasn’t talked about, invested, lost, earned, saved, deposited, exchanged, buried or stole money? Need I say…Nobody or Everybody!!
Well, who would have thought that God would use the design of the American dollar bill to make it possible to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
God did this by first using the intellect of the founding fathers of this nation to commission the design for the Great Seal of America. As you may know, the Great Seal has infused within its design many magical symbols. Some historians and others believe that the reasoning for this was because several members of the founding fathers were Freemasons (or of similar persuasions) and subscribed to this school of thought.
The Great Seal of the United States: Front and Back Imprints
But I believe that because the Great Seal of America was used as a pattern to design the dollar bill some centuries later, the tradition of using magical symbols to depict the destiny of America was incorporated. And that’s where God stepped in.
First, let’s examine the official symbol for the dollar. As you converse with others about the Good News, your reference comes from Numbers, chapter 21 in the Bible. The Israelites who began to speak against God were severely punished. God sent fiery serpents to bit them. Then God instructed Moses to make a fiery serpent image and place it on a pole. Anyone who looked upon the pole would be cured. Later, the design reference for the official symbol for the dollar, included the fact that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was placed on a pole and all those who looked upon Him would receive eternal life.
On the reverse side of the dollar bill there are 7 words written beneath the two roundels (circles): “The Great Seal…Of The United States.” Also, the English word ‘One’ appears 6 times and 1 time in Latin (unum, on the eagle’s upper wing) for a total of 7. And as you know, the number seven is held extremely sacred in the Christian religion. Seven denotes the completion and triumph of Spirit (3) over matter (4).
By now, I hope you are experiencing the joy and excitement one can receive when holding a dollar bill and explaining it’s origin and design to a wayward traveler, family member of friend. For me, I just want to shout the written words, “In God We Trust”, after I carryout this godly assignment of conversing with Him and others.
The last bit of information I want to leave with you is for you to take a look at the unfinished pyramid. Examine it closely with a magnifying glass. Not only is it unfinished, but there is famine vegetation growth in front and plenteousness vegetation at the rear. This represents the present state of the world now. And feast and famine will continue to reign until the return of Christ Jesus…the ‘all seeing’ Eye within the tip of the pyramid.
There are many more signs and symbols depicted on the face of the American dollar bill, but those explanations will have to wait until another blog post. Research and explore the dollar bill for yourself…you just might learn something and be blessed as you have your own conversations with God using Scripture.
Plant seeds by using innovative ways to spread the Good News!
Scripture Lesson: Preach the word of God; be prepared in season and out of season; rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instructions. 2 Timothy 4:2
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