(In [June 23, 1973] the following dream was recorded:) It was summer in the Mideast, and we were fleeing through this canyon or wadi where a stream flowed (I know now it was the Jordan River), toward some kind of sea or lake like the Dead Sea (which I know now it was) where we were to get on some boats to escape across to the other side. But then as a last resort, someone unleashed on us this big imaginary monster-a gigantic Green Pig-and he was huge, … like one of these mammoth monster-like parade balloons, and if you believed he existed he could destroy you!
He was charging down the Jordan Valley, trampling on some people and devouring others, when I shouted at them: "He doesn't really exist! It's just in your mind! You must rebuke him and he'll go away!" So some of us turned as we were boarding the boats to leave, and just as he caught up with us I yelled again, "He doesn't exist! It's a matter of whether you believe it or not! It's only your faith in him that he exists that makes him real! Rebuke him in Jesus' name and he'll flee!" And the minute we turned and faced him and challenged him and rebuked him in Jesus' name, he vanished just like that! He was like the ultimate weapon, their last resort, to release this monstrous Green Pig!
Afterward I was lying here thinking: "What is this funny dream! What does this strange dream mean, Lord?" Then I thought, "What is like a pig? Is it a nation? But what nation is like a pig? America? But why is he green?" And then the answer came just as clear as anything: He's the American dollar! The ultimate weapon in the Mideast is the American dollar, and if you believe in it, it will destroy you! But if you know it doesn't really exist, it vanishes!
So the ultimate weapon is the … American dollar, or American "greenback," as they call it! Somehow they're using it against the rest of the world.
The Green Pig gobbles everybody up that believes in it, and tramples everybody in the mud that thinks it exists! But for those who know it's just a monster of imagination, it vanishes!
I was trying to figure out where all this was, and it came to me that the place where I saw the decision made to release the Green Pig was Jerusalem.
Someone is manipulating the dollar and using it as a weapon-the Green Pig-to try to destroy their enemies. And if you believe in it, it will destroy you, but if you refuse to believe that it even exists, it completely evaporates and vanishes! It has no power over you at all. It is the moneymakers' monster, and the Green Pig is just a tool in their hands.
It's like this Green Pig is the god of America; it is America's idol that they worship. It is not even as good as the golden calf, because it doesn't even exist! But they worship it and they created it, and the moneymakers helped them to create it. But it is they that tell it which way to go. It is they who unleash it against their enemies, and it is they who control it, and they either harness it and support it, or they unleash it and send it charging against their enemies to devour them!
The moneymakers are its high priests and its priesthood, and it was created in their temples and they control it and they manipulate it as they will to their own advantage against their enemies.
So you and all the world must beware of the dollar! It is a moneymaker's creation-a Green Pig! It'll devour you and trample you to death in the mud and the mire if you believe in it and put your faith in it, if you trust in it! Because, whichever way it moves, it moves at their behest, at their direction, because they created it and they control it. … It was their creation, their monster, and it is the figment of their imagination, but they use it to their own advantage. But if you'll reject it and refuse to believe in it, and you rebuke it in God's name, it vanishes and cannot even touch you!
Beware of the Green Pig which the moneymakers have unleashed upon the world!"
In ancient times, the medium of exchange was almost always precious metals such as gold, silver, nickel, brass or copper, etc., mined and minted into coins by the various governments, with the imprint of those governments and their rulers and the designation of the coin's value according to what the government said it was worth.
As a government became more and more decadent and corrupt and dishonest, its money became more dishonest, until the people found that the coins were no longer being made of pure gold and silver but filled with other less valuable metals: The gold coins became more brass and copper than gold, and the silver coins became more nickel, zinc or lead, etc.
Paper money is a fairly new thing in world history, which our clever capitalistic governments quickly latched on to as a much more convenient means of exchange than actual metal coins, and a far easier and cheaper way to manufacture worthless money and cheat the people! The people were then persuaded to accept these paper bills because they were far more convenient to carry around, of course, than lugging around bags of gold or silver or copper coins! As long as the people were told by the government that the government would be ready and willing to exchange the paper thing for the real thing at any time they desired to do so, or, in other words, the paper currency for its printed designated worth in actual gold or silver coinage, real value, the people were persuaded to accept this paper substitute for the actually valuable metal coins.
But of course, this also made it very convenient for governments to manipulate or change the value of their exchange to their own advantage, which usually means the advantage of the rich and the powerful. As modern governments also became more corrupt, decadent and deceitful, they too began to pollute their paper money and actually devalue it by being no longer willing to exchange it for either gold or silver, or anything else of actual value, for that matter.
Nevertheless, … the world has continued to drift dreamily along, still believing in the power and value of the American dollar, supposedly backed by the power, worth and word of the American government. … When actually the dollar is really worthless and without any intrinsic value whatsoever, with no backing or redeemability in coinage of actual value such as gold and silver!
But as the world began to wake up to what is going on, the dollar began going down! For a long time it continued to coast along, not only because it was considered worth what the Americans said it was worth, but because other governments of the world were also willing to support it with their word, saying that it was worth so much to them also in their own currencies. But now other governments too are losing faith in America and America's money because they're losing faith in Americans and American administrations, so that other governments of the world are no longer willing to support the dollar and say it is worth so much in their money and give you as much of their money in exchange for it as they used to. So as world faith in the dollar wanes, so wanes the dollar.
When the people's faith is gone, the Green Paper Pig will vanish with it, as they challenge its power and refuse to believe in its value and reject its worth and even deny its very existence! It is a purely imaginary monster which will disappear without an "oink" when the day comes that you lose faith in it and you question, challenge and defy the phony paper power of the Green Paper Pig, the once almighty American dollar! And the American greenback will vanish from the world scene like the Green Paper Pig in my dream!
But what is going to take its place? What will replace this Green Paper Pig which has so long been the recent world's means of monetary exchange, and upon which their own currency systems have been based?
The time will come when money is no longer used as a medium of exchange, … and the people of the world will be ruled by a one-world government who will control them by the material power it wields and its control of goods and services, and not a Green Paper Pig!
The money medium of exchange will be replaced by a very remarkable system in which every person in the world who belongs to the system will bear a number, without which he can neither buy nor sell, and by which he is accredited in his governmental account with the value of whatever goods or services he produces, and to which he can charge the goods and services that he himself needs.
So he will no longer buy nor sell with money as a means of exchange, but with a number which will be given him permanently, without any possibility of counterfeit, change, or manipulation nor forgery: "a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads, that no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark or the name of the Beast (the world leader and his government) or the number of his name ... for it is the number of a man!"
So says the Word of God in the Bible in the thirteenth chapter of the book of Revelation! Those who refuse to worship the Beast or accept his mark or number will be neither able to buy nor to sell, so we who worship God will suffer, be persecuted, and even slain! But our faith in God will save us, and after three-and-a-half years of this awful time of the Great Tribulation under the Beast's new economic and religious system, Christ will come and rescue us and destroy the Antichrist government of the world and set up His Own Kingdom here on Earth, where the real values will no longer be temporal, but eternal ones: Truth, love, joy and peace, in a world without money and without marks, and without the bestial governments, wars, cruelty and lies of man, but with truth and love and peace and plenty for all!
--David Berg (1919-1994)