The New Israeli Shekel is now worth more than ever. Stable for years at around 3.5 – 3.6:1 (shekels to US dollars), the NIS is now trading at 3.16 per US dollar.
Is there any Biblical significance to the rise in value of Israeli currency? Perhaps it is too soon to answer with a definitive “yes,” but the trend certainly leans that way.
End time Bible prophecy tells us that Israel will be prosperous when the invaders from the north make their charge (Ezekiel 38), as those invaders come to take spoil and plunder. While the value of currency is not the only measure of a nation’s prosperity, increased value versus the world’s standard (US dollar) is an indicator of trendlines consistent with Bible prophecy.
On the flipside, something must happen to America to prevent our great nation from standing with Israel in the end. Scripture teaches that Israel will ultimately stand alone, so God Himself will be glorified as He defends His chosen land and chosen people. There are many things that could take America out of the picture, but certainly the threat of economic collapse is a possibility. While the US isn’t necessarily on the precipice of economic collapse, we seem to be headed that direction. Devaluation of American currency, should the trendlines continue, could be an indicator leading to such a collapse.
The season in which we live is an exciting one! Though we may face difficult times, God promises to send His Son to deliver us from the wrath that is to come (tribulation). (1 Thessalonians 1:10) Lift up your heads, believing friends…our redemption draws near! (Luke 21:28)