Are we about to witness the old “Wellington/Napoleon” gambit, that is, those who would manufacture an environment to frighten the world into thinking the very worst, resulting in asset values plummeting to practically nothing, then stepping in as scavengers to buy such assets at rock-bottom prices, whether equities, real property, a nation’s resources or commodities? Has the careful nurturing of the insurmountable debt plank of the Mystery Babylon plan sufficiently ensnared governments, corporations and citizens so as to entice Babylon into gleefully puling the “plug?” And is there any evidence that the inner circle (i.e. or the Deep State) around the globe is being readied to participate in this final onslaught on freedom?
Some think there is already a call going out to muster the forces of Babylon and to demonstrate their warnings, they point to news articles in well placed vehicles. For example, we read such articles as, “The Crash of the U.S. Economy has begun”, that speculates the fact the crash is real. Then, the rising interest rates, the escalating inflation affecting everything we buy and a world seemingly on the precipice of war is frightening. But, as we look around, we see the deep staters living their luxurious lives, taking advantage of already exposed assets, like the large banks that failed that they could pick up cheap through government bailouts, these too at taxpayer expense.
I often think of the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.” Well, we have a lot of fools in our midst today, sadly in governments, corporations, even in our ecclesiastical world.
But are today’s fools, (ie. the Deep Staters), about to meet their Waterloo?
Maybe not! After all, the strategy hasn’t failed them yet. Remember 2008, when the toll on small and medium sized businesses was devastating and billions were added to the tax rolls. Oh, and remember the rescue plan for the banksters! Remember, they got bailout money because they were considered “too big to fail”. Or, maybe you are at the age when you recall 1980-1985, I do, the high interest rates and high inflation were certainly my waterloo, as assets worth many, many millions today ended up in the balance sheets of bankers and corporations. Go back further, to wars that generated massive profits for Babylon or the Great Depression, the greatest rip-off from the individual and small and medium business concerns ever. In short, throughout the last 100 years, the Deep State has come up victorious.
Then again! Maybe the Deep State’s time has come! This Time!
Maybe it is the moment when the prophecy of James 5:1-6 is about to come to pass. When the prophecy, given to the unscrupulous rich is upon them. Read it again! Certainly, the Deep State will not! Even if they did, they wouldn’t be aware of the judgment that is to come upon them. Nor would they believe they are being attacked because they have failed in their leadership and responsibilities. They just have not realized that wealth must be used for good purposes, for the benefit of mankind, not for hoarding. Yet, the hoarding is going to be the prime witness against them and there is nothing their wealth can do to help them to escape the judgment.
Readers, just think of James’ words as we view the extent of the world today. The wealthy corporations pay employees exactly what it takes to keep them, not a nickel more. Verse 4 tells us this. And, let’s for a moment examine what has happened in our Israel lands, particularly over the last half-century. First, the financial structure of the lands, that is banking, investment dealers, along with government sympathies, have permitted corporate takeovers that have resulted in monopolies and oligopolies to the extent that it permits the men and women behind them to control almost every facet of society. And we must ask ourselves “what decisions are these men and women making outside of pricing matters that place an undue strain on people.” Well, we know that downsizing has killed the jobs of countless thousands; free trade agreements with non-Israelite countries have closed one manufacturing plant after another as industries have moved offshore.
Then too, over the last few decades, the unscrupulous rich behind corporate power have transferred millions of jobs offshore to take advantage of cheap labour and the pace of this is accelerating. And all the while, government sits idling by, doing nothing but perhaps a little jawboning.
I would try to understand James’ words if I was one of these corrupt rich, particularly verse 5 where he warns them that their love of luxury, pleasure and extravagant living is just fattening them up for the day of slaughter (or the Day of Judgment). And why, because as verse 6 says, “ye have condemned and killed the just: and he does not resist you.” But what does this really mean. The Apocrypha Book of Ecclesiasticus Chapter 34: 21-22 clarifies this for us, “The bread of the needy is their life: he that defraudeth him thereof is a man of blood. He that taketh away his neighbour’s living slayeth him; and he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodsheddar.”
But, James, you didn’t tell us when this day will come!
Think on this! A little over a quarter century ago, the United States was the largest creditor nation in the world. Today, the debt is nearing thirty-two trillion and rising astronomically. Worse still, the main holders of the debt are nations to whom the Bible states will be enemies in the final conflict. Yet, even now there is a huge price to pay, beyond interest. The Bible tells us “the borrower is servant to the lender.” Indeed, we must ultimately pay the piper for the concessions made to adversarial lenders, both within and without.
Sometime in the first century AD, a philosopher named Epictetus wrote, “No man who is a lover of money, of pleasure, of glory, is likewise a lover of Men……” This is something to keep in mind when we see the seekers of power telling us they have our welfare at heart.
Are we at the point of financial collapse? Are we at the point of the Deep State’s waterloo? Who knows? But remember, no one expected the Crusades. Or the French Revolution! Or, for that matter, the devastating losses in Iraq! The debacle in Afghanistan, the fulfillment of the second invasion of Ezekiel 38:10-13 and so on. We do know that Revelation tells us concerning the Deep State, “For in one hour is thy judgment come” or 15 years. So, are we at the beginning in this year of 2023 or in 2023will we see their judgment our deliverance.?
There is one thing we can be sure of, as we grow to understand God’s great use of numerics, we must realize that His Plan is being brought to an early conclusion.