The motive for everything God does is to bring His children closer to Him—that’s how much He loves us—He is our Father and He is a jealous God (Ex.20:5). Whatever we place our hearts on more than Him, is an offense to Him. One of the greatest offenses is riches.
22 Ye do not remember the Lord your God in the things with which he hath blessed you, but ye do always remember your riches, not to thank the Lord your God for them; yea, your hearts are not drawn out unto the Lord, but they do swell with great pride, unto boasting, and unto great swelling, envyings, strifes, malice, persecutions, and murders, and all manner of iniquities. (Hel. 13:22)
God will not allow His children to forever forget Him and thus He will allow certain coming circumstances to happen that will force us to remember Him:
32 And in the days of your poverty ye shall cry unto the Lord; and in vain shall ye cry, for your desolation is already come upon you, and your destruction is made sure; and then shall ye weep and howl in that day, saith the Lord of Hosts. And then shall ye lament, and say: O that I had repented (i.e. turned to God) (Helaman 13:32)
What’s going to happen? Babylon—the pursuit of wealth—is going to be judged, or in other words, become reconciled to itself as did ancient Rome and society will collapse:
13 And the Lord’s anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed. (Numbers 32:13)
The wicked will destroy themselves. The righteous who stand and fight will overcome the wicked and no weapon that is formed against them will prosper:
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 54:14–17)
The righteous who love God, who do always remember Him, and have placed their hope and faith in Him, will during the coming collapse stand firm. The wicked will congregate and there shall come enclaves of the wicked. They will loot on a daily basis, seek recruits, and murder the righteous or anyone who stands against them.
During this time evil will naturally increase due to the increase of the mental and emotional states of despair, fear, and hopelessness, which are the modus operandi of Satan and its host. This is why demons will be able to infest most of society at this time—during the collapse when lawlessness reigns:
37 Behold, we are surrounded by demons, yea, we are encircled about by the angels of him who hath sought to destroy our souls. Behold, our iniquities are great. O Lord, canst thou not turn away thine anger from us? And this shall be our language in those days. (Hel. 13:37)
Devils know who is not remembering God or walking in disobedience to Him. When God allows this circumstance of the removal of the false god Babylon, THEN will we all cry out and morn; it is what will humble us—the loss of all wealth and our language will be:
These will be the dark days which lead to the prophesied Millennium of Peace. During this time, evil, both its energy and direct influence will be rabid and Believers MUST PROTECT THEMSELVES. It could happen fast and be catastrophic according to pastor Lindsey Williams:
Pastor Lindsey Williams (lindseywilliams.net) has said that the worlds’ elite are going to bring about a global economic collapse. He said they did a trial run back in June 19-23, 2013 to see how well they could effect interest rates and learned that they could, if they wanted to, cause a total economic collapse worldwide within 24 hours. It would begin in America and domino from there. (Arlin E. Nusbaum, Global Reset, Alpha & Omega Publishing, May 2015, p. 3)
“According to the NAS, ‘Irrecoverable loss of critical operating data and essential records on a large scale would likely result in catastrophic and irreversible damage to U.S. society.” (Nusbaum, p. 44)
“A long term blackout that, according to the EMP Commission, could kill up to 9 in 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse.” (Nusbaum, p. 58; http://washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/15pry-protecting-american-from-an-electromagnet)