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The Fog Is Lifting

dsc_3506I started writing this post from Germany and the two examples to illustrate my thoughts are from German history. An old adage asks this question: “Does a fish know what water is?” Answer: “Not until it jumps out of the water and gains a new perspective!”

Americans, and I am speaking as one, do not understand either communism or socialism. It doesn’t take to much looking around to see that Europeans have lived these concepts for centuries. Embedded in Europe’s long history are repeated examples of the very top of the echelon of elites controlling either the land or the money or both and thus controlling the masses.

Socialism controls money and communism controls land; both systems control YOU!

To help you understand socialism let’s take a look at the Wurzburg Residenz in Germany. dsc_3313This opulent, custom-built, 360 room palace with adjacent chapel and gardens was built for Wurzburg’s powerful prince-bishop. This guy was first a bishop and then became a prince by granting favors to the fellow who became the Holy Roman Emperor! Talk about double-dipping…first from the peasants and tradespeople through their Catholic faith and then by way of government taxation. dsc_3296

Genesis 47:15-22 But when everyone had run out of money, the Egyptians came to Joseph and demanded, “Give us more grain! If you don’t, we’ll soon be dead, because our money’s all gone.”
“If you don’t have any money,” Joseph answered, “give me your animals, and I’ll let you have some grain.”
From then on, they brought him their horses and donkeys and their sheep and goats in exchange for grain. Within a year Joseph had collected every animal in Egypt.
Then the people came to him and said: Sir, there’s no way we can hide the truth from you. We are broke, and we don’t have any more animals. We have nothing left except ourselves and our land.
Don’t let us starve and our land be ruined. If you’ll give us grain to eat and seed to plant, we’ll sell ourselves and our land to the king. We’ll become his slaves.
The famine became so severe that Joseph finally bought every piece of land in Egypt for the king and made everyone the king’s slaves, except the priests…

Compare this opulence to Dachau “concentration” camp; a place where the Nazi government gathered and isolated enemies of the state, “so they could not infect the rest of society.” Dachau was a work camp, where inmates were expected to pay for their “crimes” with slave labor for the German war machine. dsc_3411Prisoners were used as human guinea pigs for war-related medical experiments of human tolerance for air pressure, hypothermia, and biological agents like malaria. And there was always torture; the most common being made to stand at attention on the roll call parade ground during all kinds of weather until one collapsed. Life at Dachau was horrific! The Nazi government took millions of people from their land; took away from these millions their ability to provide for themselves, make their own decisions for how they wanted to live their life; and decided who would live and who would die and when.  

dsc_3473Look again at the story of Joseph and the famine. Even though Joseph was a righteous man, because of circumstances Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, ended up owning all the land, all the livestock, all the houses and all the people! By the time a Pharaoh arose who “knew not Joseph” the people of YHVH, who came to Egypt as freemen were now slaves. Communism!

From Oswald Chambers, My Utmost Devotional Bible, Reading 241, he says; “A wise person who has built his life in confidence in God will appear a fool when he is among people who are slick and cunning… The wisdom of God is arrant stupidity to the wisdom of the world, until all of a sudden God makes the wisdom of the world foolish.

“If you stand true to your faith in God, there will be situations in which you will come across extortioners, cunning, crafty people, who will use their wits instead of worshiping God, and you will appear a fool. Are you prepared to be a fool for Christ’s sake? Very few of us know anything about suffering for Christ’s sake for conscience or conviction’s sake. To suffer for Christ’s sake is to suffer because of being personally related to Him. dsc_3436

“If you are going to be true to God, you will appear a fool among those who do not believe in God…”dsc_3480

Is the American mega church the BISHOP of the prince-bishop of Wurzburg? Only instead of paying indulgences to the church parishioners fall for the line – sow your seed (money) here with us and God will give you back a hundred fold! So who gets the hundred-fold? The mega church! We’ve all seen it, haven’t we; pastor drives a car the average parishioner could never afford; flies a corporate jet, while we go economy; vacations at luxury resorts that are beyond our means; lives in a million dollar home; sends the kids to exclusive schools…and the church gets a tax break with their 501(c)3! 

Is the American government the PRINCE of the prince-bishop of Wurzburg? Accepting bribes, participating in corruption, engaging in deception; determining who gets what special treatment in exchange for personal favors.

Are you still supporting these “extortioners, cunning, crafty people, who use their wits instead of worshiping God?” Do you give your money to these places because you get a tax donation receipt you can use to lower your over-all tax liability? Then you are participating in a Socialist system — you are being controlled! Scripture from Deuteronomy tells us to take care of the widow and the orphan, the strangers among us, the Levite, or one who ministers or teaches, and then the common storehouse. We are to give freely as Yashua told His disciples in Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons; freely you received, freely give.” And in verse 9 Yashua goes on to say, “Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, or a bag for your journey, or even two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.”

Do you own land? Stop paying taxes and see what happens to the land you “own”. Zoning laws restrict what we can do with our land; homeowners CC&R’s restrict what we can do with our land; The EPA and BLM restrict what happens to our land; and there is a whole host of other alphabet soup organizations that restrict what we can do with our land. People were detained at Dachau because they didn’t fit into the Nazi template. So… If you plant a vegetable garden, on your own land, with non-GMO seeds and the “law” is that only GMO seeds can be grown do you think the authorities will think twice about rounding you up and isolating you at an American “Dachau” i.e. FEMA camp?

Today, right now, begin to determine that no matter what may happen you will NOT EVER betray Your Messiah Yashua! And the only way that determination can be successfully kept is if we separate ourselves mentally from fear. People are and can be controlled most effectively through fear, but scripture exhorts us: Deuteronomy 10:12-13 People of Israel, what does the LORD your God want from you? The LORD wants you to respect and follow him, to love and serve him with all your heart and soul, and to obey his laws and teachings that I am giving you today. Do this, and all will go well for you. And in 2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 1John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear includes punishment, and the one who is afraid has not been perfected in love.
1Jn 4:19 We love, because he first loved us.

Revelation 18:4,5 tells us to, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”dsc_3490

There’s got to be a better way than pretending to be holy while dancing in the devil’s court.dsc_3488

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