Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Kingdom of God and Synagogue of Satan

The Gospel of Matthew is predominately the book on the Kingdom of God.  The message of John the Baptist as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel was, “Repent ye; for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  John gives us the introduction to the coming King.  He describes the King as the One who would come whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

When Jesus started his ministry he first approached John the Baptist and submitted to his baptism and was approved by the Father.  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Right after entering the ministry the Spirit drives Him into the wilderness where He was faced with His temptation.  The first was an appeal to the material, and the answer that Jesus gave was,  “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedth out of the mouth of God.”  The second temptation was spiritual, and to this Jesus answers, “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”  The last temptation was directed at the purpose of Jesus’ coming.   Satan wanted to bring all the kingdoms of the world under one political control.  To this Jesus replies, “Get thee behind me Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.”

In contract to what is being preached by the health and prosperity crowd he has declared that all man needs is bread, making bread the basis for the kingdom.  When men preach that the kingdom of God is dependent on material things they are reducing the importance of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ for the salvation of man.  During the time of Christ there was a time when after feeding the multitudes they were willing to make him King on the basis of the material.  Even though he fed them he declined to be made their King on that basis. 

Today the health and prosperity false-teachers have twisted the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Look at the life lived by Jesus.

He was not born to wealthy parents, or even the parents of royal birth. Although called the Son of David one must go back over ten generations to find the connection of his mother to David.  Instead, he was born to parents who were common laborers: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:5-8)

When he was born, it was in a barn: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7 NIV)
Since Jesus was Mary's firstborn son, Joseph and Mary were required to offer a sacrifice (Exodus 13:2,12). Joseph and Mary offered a pair of doves which was the offering of the poor: And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. (Luke 2:24 NIV)

Shortly after his birth Herod threatened his life. An angel appeared to Joseph and Mary instructing them to flee to Egypt. After Herod died, an angel again appeared to his parents and they returned to Israel, settling in the town of Nazareth. (Matthew 2:13-23). Under God's providence, the gifts of the Magi probably helped to finance and sustain them during the time in Egypt. We hear nothing more about Jesus' life until he is twelve years old and he stays behind in Jerusalem after the Passover feast, worrying Mary and Joseph (Luke 2:41:52). Then the scriptures are silent until Jesus begins his preaching ministry. However, during his preaching ministry we learn what He did before He did before beginning his ministry. During this time, Jesus worked as a laborer and did not enjoy the benefits of receiving an advanced education: And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. (Mark 6:2,3)

If Jesus really did preach a health, wealth, and prosperity doctrine, we would expect that He had a very nice home in one of the better neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Isn't Jesus the model for "Christian" leaders who have million dollar homes in the best neighborhoods? Instead, what kind of home did Jesus have?  ''Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." (Matthew 8:20)

We also do not read that Jesus' ministry was financially successful by current standards. Should not the Lord have had a multi-million dollar ornately decorated building where all the people of Israel came to hear Him preach? Instead Jesus traveled from town to town while His and the disciple’s needs were met from the handouts of Godly women: After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means. (Luke 8:1-3)

When it came time to pay the temple tax, Jesus did not reach into his bag and fetch the required amount. Instead, he ordered Peter to get the coin from a fish’s mouth.   At the crucifixion the Roman soldiers are gambling for Jesus' possessions which were simply the clothes on his back (Mark 15:24). Instead of being buried in a family plot, Jesus was buried in a grave given to him by Joseph of Arimathea (Matt 27:59,60).  

Does this sound like anything more than bread was important to the Kingdom of God?

The second temptation is exposed when people teach that the Kingdom is centered on selfish spiritual things.  This is based on the enrichment and comfort of those who receive them.  It becomes a religion of self-righteousness.  Preachers who preach a salvation by works message have turned the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into no more than a fortune-cookie promise of name it- and- claim it.  The absolutes of the WORD of God are questioned. Man is placed in the position of a “little god” because man shares the DNA of the divine.  Man’s salvation is not from the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ but from an internal righteousness that comes from being created in the image of God.  The Gospel message of salvation is lost in the self-righteousness of a semi-divine being that does not need faith in Christ for his salvation. Sounds like the Garden of Eden lie all over again.

The third and final temptation is based on the idea of world domination.  Satan has made the suggestion that an arrangement can be made through compromise that all the nations and kingdoms of the world can be united under one leadership.  These people who have followed his lie for centuries are referred today as globalists.  This is a group of liked minded individual, groups and alliances who share a common goal of world domination.  These are the people who have come together with the expressed purpose of controlling the world and its wealth.  They have over the years created a self-regeneration power structure that is based on lies and deception. These individuals are held together by the spirit of the antichrist.  Jesus reveals them as being from the synagogue of Satan. They are children of the devil.  This is the final world government that will be destroyed by the coming of the LORD at His Second Coming but until then they are the power that is ruling the world right now.  However, their failure is quickly coming.

The failure of these globalists is based on their opposition to the true Kingdom of God.  First, Jesus stated that “the poor in spirit” would inherit the Kingdom.  The law is spiritual and there is no morality which is final and adequate other than a morality that is inspired by religion. Immorality destroys everything it touches families, cities, states and nations have been destroyed when spiritual laws are abandoned.

The apathy of the followers of Jesus Christ has allowed the synagogue of Satan to gain a foothold in the world.  Christians have adopted the mindset of the world.  The attitude of the world is “no matter what happens, no matter what I or anyone does wrong, the Government will take care of it.”  The Church has lost its mission to ‘go into the entire world and preach the gospel.”  We have allowed the doors to close because we do not want to “force our religion” on others.  Another example of how the Church has failed in our responsibility to spread the Gospel is that we no longer will stand up for the truth.  We have allowed the lies of the enemies of the Gospel to go unanswered.  We are no longer contenders of the faith and we have given up on defending Truth.

The reason the world is in such moral decline is because there is no challenge to immorality other than through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Those in the synagogue of Satan have done a better job of serving their master than the Church has in serving the LORD.

For just a moment look at what has happened in our country and around the world because the Christians have not cried out against the evil that has come upon the world by those in the synagogue of Satan.

·       They have captured both the political parties in the United States and are the driving force behind the overthrow of all governments that will not follow their agenda.
·       They have use the legal systems of the world to establish what they claim are violations of civil rights, hate speech, and terrorist activities.
·       They have gained control of the education system and are teaching the next generation to accept a world controlled by one world leadership.
·       They have gained control of all world media-TV, radio, movies, newspapers and magazines.  Through their power to control the message of the media they have discredited Christianity and a moral society. Through this control they have brought about a change in the cultural standards of morality that is leading to the destruction of civilization.
·       They have infiltrated the churches with false-teachers.  They have discredited the Bible, mocked the values of Christian living, and convinced many that there are no sins only bad choices.
·       They have eliminated public prayer or religious expression because it violated “separation of church and state”.
·       They have discredited the Constitution and called it a hindrance to worldwide cooperation between the nations of the world.
·       They have infiltrated every area of life!  Not one country in the world is free from their meddling.

As Jesus looked down through the ages of time he saw these false ideas mastering men, and holding them in their grasp.  The constant opposition to the message of Jesus concerning the true Kingdom of God has weakened the resolve of those in the Church.   The message of Jesus is not only would men live under these false ideas but they would come to accept them.  The false-authority by which Satan has gained control of the world has come about because the sheep lack shepherds.  Those who seek positions of authority, not in the interest of the governed, but their own interest have contributed to the moral decline of the nations and the acceptance of the synagogue of Satan to rule and dominate the world. 

Jesus understood that the attitude of his time would be the same attitude with the last generation.  He used several parables to show that man was in spiritual slavery and that their complicity in sin would keep them blinded and in spiritual slavery.

Jesus Christ knew that in order to establish a spiritual rule that the synagogue of Satan would need to be dealt with in a radical way.  In the story of the Ten Virgins the five wise were caught in the same spiritual condition as the five foolish.  There one redeeming characteristic was they had just enough oil to see them through the coming darkness.  For the cry went out not during the day but at midnight.  The five foolish were lost because the five wise had to spend time taking care of their own spiritual condition.

In the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ he says concerning the last generation:  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

While those within the Church are spending their time debating issues of dress, the use of alcohol, the Second Coming of the LORD, health and wealth, and the non-essentials of salvation, the synagogue of Satan is busy about destroying the works of the Church and gaining the world for Satan.  It is time for the Church to get serious about spreading the Gospel to the lost and becoming contenders for the faith and realize that all the infighting within the church is part of Satan’s plan to unite the world under his control.  Since the Garden of Eden he has been on a path to destroy God’s plan to save and redeem mankind.

To be part of the Kingdom we must be more than a wanna-be.  We must be active in the business of the Kingdom.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Message At Thorntown--Holy Week Services

Luke 19:45-47 Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, "It is written, `My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a `den of thieves.'" And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him.

Jesus went on the offense. He intentionally made the religious leaders angry. He pushed them to react against him. He spoke against their evil ways and was turning the people against the religious leaders. He exposed them for who and what they were-- children of the devil. He became a threat to their security and wealth.

Jesus is not earning points with the religious leaders of the day. The house of God had been turned into a place where people were merchandising God's people. Jesus had to offer what had the potential of destroying the present security and income of the religious leaders.

There is a major message to the church today concerning the same group of money changers that existed during the time of Jesus and existing today. There are the international moneychangers who have infiltrated into every aspect of human life and control the monetary wealth of the world. But what is interesting is that the international moneychangers are losing their power hold and are doing everything in their power to destroy those who are turning over their tables. Then there are the moneychangers within the church who are profiting from the gullible. It is time to turn over their tables. Let’s look at these moneychangers and their influence on our world today.

This is an important message to Christians today because the end results are the same as the time of Jesus. The moneychangers will seek to destroy all who stand in their way. The course of human events repeat and what is happening in the world today is no more than a repeat of what took place during the time of Jesus. The wars and conflict that are taking place right now in the world are all because the tables of the international moneychangers have been turned over and they are threatened by what might happen to their present security and income. When there is a threat to their wealth the moneychangers will use every resource available even war.

The course of events may not take place as rapidly as this week in the life of Jesus but it is taking place right now before our very eyes and many are totally unaware of what is about to happen. American’s are obsessed with entertainment, sports, and gaining material wealth and do not have time to serve the LORD. We have allowed the moneychangers to steal our freedom and liberty from under our very eyes without so much a word of disapproval.

Entering the Temple, Jesus saw the money changers, along with merchants who were selling animals for sacrifice. Pilgrims carried coins from their home towns, most bearing the images of Roman emperors or Greek gods, which Temple authorities considered idolatrous. But that changed when the high priest ordered that only Tyrian shekels would be accepted for the annual half-shekel Temple tax because they contained a higher percentage of silver, 94%-- so the money changers exchanged unacceptable coins for these shekels. Of course, they extracted a profit, sometimes much more than the law allowed.
Every year, a Jewish man, 20 years old and older, paid a voluntary half shekel Temple tax to the Jerusalem Temple. This tax, instituted by Moses (Ex 30:11–16), was paid in either the  Tyrian shekel (for himself and another person) or half-shekel (for only himself) during the Second Temple period.

The shekel, (a pagan deity) on the front and an eagle (a graven image) on the reverse, averaged 14.2 gm in weight and contained at least 94 per cent silver. These coins were minted in [tire] Tyre between 126-18 BC and After the Roman government closed the Tyre mint, these coins continued to be minted at an unknown mint, probably in or near Jerusalem, from 18/17 BC until AD 69/70. The Jewish coin makers continued to strike coins with the image of Melqarth-Herakles and the eagle. This was contrary to the clear teachings of the Word of God (Ex 20:3, 4: Dt. 4:16–18; 5:8). Yet the rabbis declared that the Tyrian shekels were the only legal currency that was acceptable in the Temple. The rabbis decided that the commandment to give the half-shekel Temple tax, with its proper weight and purity, was more important than the prohibition of who or what image was on the coin. Enter Jesus-

Jesus was so filled with anger at the desecration of the holy place that he took some cords and wove them into a small whip. He ran about, knocking over the tables of the money changers, spilling coins on the ground. He drove the exchangers out of the area, along with the men selling pigeons and cattle. He also prevented people from using the court as a shortcut. As he cleansed the Temple of greed and profit, Jesus quoted from Isaiah 56:7: "My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers." (Matthew 21:13, ESV) The disciples and others present were in awe of Jesus' authority in God's sacred place. His followers remembered a passage from Psalm 69:9: "Zeal for your house will consume me." (John 2:17, ESV) The common people were impressed by Jesus' teaching, but the chief priests and scribes feared him because of his popularity. They began to plot a way to destroy Jesus.

2000 years later, the world is gripped in a financial mess. Most of it orchestrated by the modern moneychangers—the same group of evil men which were at work during the time of Christ is at work today. These forces operate across the borders of every country. They have permeated religion, politics and the economic spheres. What is interesting is the modern day international moneychangers got their start in the Temple—the House of God.

The high priest received a percentage of the profit from the money changers and merchants, so their removal from the Temple area would have caused a financial loss to him. Because pilgrims were unfamiliar with Jerusalem, the Temple merchants sold sacrificial animals at a higher price than elsewhere in the city. The high priest overlooked their dishonesty, as long as he got his share. These religious leaders were bought and paid for by the moneychangers just as our religious leaders, along with our politicians are bought today. Tell me how elected officials can enter Congress making $174,000 a year and by their second or third term are millionaires? The median estimated net worth of Congress is $966,000, according to the center. By contrast, the median net worth of the typical American household is slightly more than $66,000. Ten members had a net worth greater than $100 million on one or both sites. How can the largest percentage of our politician today become multimillionaires when they make less than $200,000 a year? Or how can we have ministers in this country making a salary of $2 million a year? They have been bought and paid for by the moneychangers of today. It is alarming that most Christians seem to be blissfully unaware of the fact that the principles of the Word-Faith movement being trumpeted from pulpits across the land, stem from the same principles used by the moneychangers of the world—control and transfer wealth.

Much of Christianity today is nothing more than a disguised form of legal theft found during the time of Jesus with a license to rob and steal from gullible, unsuspecting and fragile-minded individuals. So many false-prophets use prophecy to manipulate believers. Instead of equipping the saints for works of service and releasing them by the Spirit, modern day high priest must always keep dangling the proverbial carrot in front of you by “prophesying” that you that will be serving God “someday”. In doing this they are actually keeping you distracted from serving God today so that you will continue to sow into their ministries while you are waiting for this “word” to come to pass. We don’t have to sow money in order for God’s prophetic word to come to pass in our lives. God responds to our faith, not our money. We do not have to sow money in order to serve God; we give money so that we can support the work of the Gospel and to be a blessing to others not to make some preacher rich. If you are sending your money to support these false prophets and not support your local church you are deceived. When was the last time a TV preacher visited your home or asked how you are doing? When did they visit you when you were in the hospital? When have they paid your utility bills? NEVER!

There will be some “Christians” who will say, this is God's way of blessing his ministers. They deserve this for leading God's people." I wonder if these people ever really stop to think about what they are saying. Do they really think that God would bless those in leadership with lifestyles that totally contradict everything that Jesus taught? First century church leaders led by example they were servant leaders. Ask yourself if any of the apostles would've chosen pricey homes or affluent areas for themselves. More to the point, would Jesus have done so? Ask yourself if the apostles would have used the contributions and tithes of the people in order to acquire wealth? We know what Jesus did he turned over the moneychangers tables and drove them from the Temple.

Here is a short history:
First of all, let us look at Jewish history as a point of reference where there is a record of the common practice of setting up money changers in the temple area during the Jewish Passover.

The Talmud gives us some insight into the moneychangers and the Temple tax. Beginning on the 1st of Adar (the month before Passover), it is the 6th month of the Jewish calendar a proclamation was made to the people that they should prepare the Temple tax it was like an invoice being sent out get ready to pay your Temple tax. On the 15th day of Adar, moneychangers were sent out to collect the Half-Shekel for its donation . . . On the 25th day of Adar, moneychangers were installed in the Temple itself to help in the collecting the Half-Shekel donation.” So what was the big deal about the moneychangers in the Temple? It was the excessive profits they were making. Not only were the moneychangers robbing the people, but history records that excessive prices were being charged by those who were selling animals used in Temple sacrifice. Because of greed, the market for birds rose so much that the poorer woman of the community could not afford them.

Many of the high priests during the first century seemed to have given up their love of God for the love of money. Jewish history records that these high priests who walked the temple courts during the first century, were despised by the majority of the people for their brutality and hunger for money. They were bought by the moneychangers who were the hidden power behind what was going in Jerusalem.

The moneychangers are the power behind the ministries you find on Christian Television. Ministers have sold out just like Judas for 30 pieces of silver. They are more interested in money than winning souls. They prophesy with expressions of, “it could”, “it might”, “I think”, “it looks like”, these are not words from the LORD. When the Old Testament prophet proclaimed the word of the LORD he said, “Thus saith the LORD”. He didn’t tell you to buy his book, video or CD to find out what was coming. The message of the LORD is without price. By Old Testament Law all of these modern day charlatans who call themselves prophets would be put to death by stoning. But there are Christians who will support them and defend them even when they are wrong.

It’s not enough the Church is filled with those who have been bought by the moneychangers so is our government. History recounts how Sir Josiah Stamp, Director and President of the Bank of England during the 1920
s made these fascinating claims that:

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from the bankers and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money and to control credit.”

This is from a money-changer who was the second richest man in Britain at the time of Great Depression One.

Cecil Rhodes argued that the secret banking cabal only directive is to see that: “Our goal is gradually absorb the wealth of the world”.

Why is America in the mess we are today? Because the Christians have sit on their righteous rears and have done nothing because they think that the LORD is going to come and take them out of this mess and it is not their problem. What makes you think you are going to avoid the suffering that is about to come upon the earth? My Bible tells me that this generation is lukewarm and makes the LORD sick. There will need to be a lot of repenting and getting busy doing the work of the LORD before you are "Raptured out". He is not coming back for a bunch of self-righteous wanna-bes. He is looking for a people who have been tried in the fire and refined like gold pure and holy not those who just talk about being a Christian. My Bible does not address the unrighteous, the unholy, the sinner, it addresses the Saints.

“ To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, 67 times those called of God are referred to as saints.”

“If you want to make someone angry tell him a lie; if you want to make him furious, tell him the truth.” Yet the Bible reminds us that men will believe a lie for the truth!

Thomas Jefferson reminded us that, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property, until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
Colonel Edward Mandel House a modern day moneychangers-a banker who was a highly influential back-stage politician during the time of Woodrow Wilson: This is found in President Wilson’s diary it was written between 1913 and 1921 said this:

“Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property (that's you and your children) in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being unable to work and earn a living. They will be our chattels (property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificate) to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud, which we will call "Social Insurance." Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plot against America."

This became a reality in 1935 under the Social Security Act. Then in March of 2010 the final phase was implemented.

A close examination of the past [9] decades would show that through all the recessions, depressions, untold personal and corporate bankruptcies, wars and human suffering – only one industry has consistently shown growth, and phenomenal growth at that – and that is the banking industry.
Do your own facts check and see how much the global banking industry has received in handouts from taxpayers dollars! If that is not wealth-transfer, then what is it? If you own the golden goose that lays the golden eggs, you can’t help but accumulate enormous wealth.

In 1913 our government gave the private bank called the Federal Reserve the power to control the wealth of this country. When this foreign banking company took control of American wealth the economy of this country was doomed. Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its power but the truth is the Federal Reserve Board has USURPED THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IT CONTROLS EVERYTHING HERE AND IT CONTROLS ALL OUR FOREIGN RELATIONS. IT MAKES AND BREAKS GOVERNMENTS AT WILL.—

Yet many remain apathetic as to the course our world is currently on, especially Americans who are seeing their wealth disappear, their jobs dissipate and their social structure inch toward another Great Depression. But it is time to turn-over the tables of the moneychangers and get them out of the church and government.

Larry Bates, a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Chair on the Committee on Banking and Commerce and author of the bestselling book The New Economic Disorder warns:

“I can tell you right now that there is going to be a crash of unprecedented proportions. A crash like we have never seen before in this country. The greatest shock of this decade is that more people are about to lose more money than at any time before in history, but the second greatest shock will be the incredible amount of money a relatively small group of people will make at the same time. You see, in periods of economic upheaval in periods of economic crisis, wealth is not destroyed, it is merely transferred.”

Let me ask you this why are American billionaire dumping their stock? What do they know that you don’t know?

There you have it – clearly the more things seem to change – the more they stay the same. The moneychangers have not changed their agenda in over 2000 years. They continue to fleece us on every level they buy influence in government and the church. Yet mankind seem impotent to do anything while a select group rob us blind of our right to exist as free, moral agents created in the image of a Sovereign God who does not even violate our power to choose.

Back to the moneychangers at the time of Jesus look what they did.

Luke 20:20 So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor.

Again, we find Jesus pointing the way to what real truth is as opposed to the religious traditions that were being taught and practiced by the religious leaders of Israel. Truth is continually driving a deeper wedge between what Jesus has to offer and what they had to offer. The religious leaders see no other alternative than to find some way of getting rid of Jesus. They are being threatened! In just a cursory look who did the religious leaders use to accomplish their task—the government-- in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor. The people behind the actions of our government today are from those with the spirit of the antichrist. These people are using the power and authority of the government to protect their wealth and security. They are the power behind the last beast of Daniel and the beast of Revelation. Just as the course of human events reoccurs we are living in the re-occurrence of the final week of Jesus.

Jesus warned the people concerning the scribes as recorded in Luke 20:46 "Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts”.

The scribes were Pharisees who had become the zealous defenders of the Law and the true teachers of the common people. By N.T. times they held undisputed sway as the recognized exponents of the Law and the revered representatives of Judaism. They received the deep respect of the people, as indicated in the honorable term rabbi, meaning "my master, or teacher." Proudly they claimed the positions of first rank, sought the public acclaim of the masses, and dressed in long robes like the nobility.

What is happening is that there is a major tug of war going on in the hearts of all these people. These were a people who had been taught and trained by the scribes and now Jesus is coming along and challenging them with the truth and real authority. Not only were the people amazed at the authority of the teaching of Jesus so were his disciples their loyalties are now divided and they are susceptible to being pulled in either direction dependent upon the current situation of the moment.

It is the same as today. There are those religious leaders today that would have the Church- the body of Jesus Christ to be in agreement with those who are against the principles and teaching of Jesus Christ and side in with those who despise His authority. The loyalties of Christians are being divided by religious leaders who would have you side with evil dressed in the clothes of righteousness. They are just like the scribes during the time of Jesus. They have hijacked the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they have perverted the mission of the Church, and they are deceiving the very elect by appearing as the authority of Truth. The scripture warns us that if we are not diligent in our knowledge of Jesus Christ that they very elect would be deceived.

Jesus was unable to convince his disciple of his coming death. They along with the Palm Sunday crowd were looking for the Messiah to destroy the Roman government and set up a Jewish Kingdom. This is evident by the fact that the mother of James and John wanted Jesus to seat them on his right and left sides of the throne. The people were looking for a Deliverer, a King, someone to put the Jewish people in control of the world. This has been the driving force of all governments and all people world domination. But, in the midst of all that was transpiring during this important and very crucial week of Jesus' ministry to mankind, He now begins to expound on His second coming and the events that will precede it.

Luke 21:25-27 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; "men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Jesus is looking beyond the importance of his death and into the future of all believers who would come to know Him. The fascinating thing about Jesus is that He simply continues to speak the truth and the things that are necessary for our salvation without being sidetracked by the scribes. He does not allow their attacks or disputes steer Him away from what His real purpose is. He came to seek and save the lost. THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF THE CHURCH.

When he comes again there will be a cleansing of the moneychangers. In the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ he gives us this insight.

18 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the
earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

The Apostle James’ warning to the rich oppressors is very stark and to the point as well:

“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.”

One final destructive act on the part of Christ will clear the threshing floor of the husks of hypocrisy, greed and the evil gain by a system that has made commodity of poor, booty of the innocence and collateral of the disenfranchised.

Let me just add this-- these behind the scene power brokers and moneychangers are right in with the anti-Christ. Keep in mind the end result of these people is world domination.

The ultimate justice will be a world steeped in poverty for which riches and wealth will no longer have precedence, rule or value – where the last vestiges of a 6000 year Satanic rule will ultimately be bound up in a bottomless pit for which they will be no reprieve. A day not far distant is coming a day where many will mourn – yet a day where many will rejoice.

Is there hope? Yes. We must get back to the mission of the Church spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stop sitting around waiting for His return. He is coming again but only for those who have been faithful in serving him. Serving is action not waiting for the Rapture. Just as Jesus went on the offense the Church needs to push back against those who have destroyed the message of the Gospel with greed and push back against those within our government that are destroying our freedom and liberty. It is time to cleanse the Temple.