About Jesus Steve Sweetman
James 5:1-6 says.
"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 workman 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 days of slaughter (feasting).
You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not
James might sound like an "occupy wall
street" protester, but he wasn't.
James, I, nor the Bible, are not opposed to those who have acquired
wealth through God's blessing and hard work.
That being said, the accumulation of wealth shouldn't be the
driving force in the lives of those who belong to Jesus.
James directs his warning towards those in "the
last days", which might be our days, whose god is their wealth.
They pursue a of life pleasure and the accumulation of riches.
It's called hedonism. These
self-indulgent, wealth driven, financial power-brokers, described by
James, are now driving the economic and political systems of the world
in these "last days". They
have no national allegiance. Their
allegiance is to themselves. Their playgrounds are international
monetary systems. And, when
compared to world population, they are very few.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild, (1744–1812) was a German
Jew and founder of the Rothschild international banking dynasty.
He and his descendents have become the most successful business
family in history. In 2005,
Forbes Magazine ranked Rothschild as the 7th most influential
businessmen in all of history. Wikipedia
ranks him as number 8. Rothschild
once said, "let me issue and control a nation's money and I care
not who writes the laws". Whether
so stated or not, this is the motto of the financial power-brokers of
our international banking systems today. This
includes the American Federal Reserve, which in reality, is far from
What I believe Rothschild was saying is that money
runs the world more than politics. Men
who "issue and control" money, like the men of the U. S.
Federal Reserve, don't care for, or have any interest in, the politics
and policies of any particular nation, other than how these policies
effect them. Why should they
be interested? Rothschild
was right. The financial
power-brokers control the flow of finances and because of that, they
effectively control the nation, and now the world.
President Obama may think he's the top dog in
When those who "issue and control" money
have no national allegiance, which is pretty much the case today, the
nation is which they reside and make monetary policy, is simply a state
of a larger community of world wide power-brokers.
These men now provide the financial foundation for "the new
world order of the anti-Christ".
It's sad to say, but much of the so-called church
today is buying into this spirit of hedonism, this religion of wealth.
Of course, this has long been predicted in Revelation 3:14 -22.
(the Laodicean church)
We've entered a world wide economic crises that from
my vantage point is unprecedented. These
problems have arisen in part because of our addiction to self-indulgent
spending habits. James tells
us another reason for our present predicament.
It's God's judgment.
We're beginning to feel the "misery" James
speaks about. Our gold,
silver, stocks, and all the rest, are eroding before our eyes, and as
always, there are a few financial power-brokers who benefit from an
economic crises. James
speaks specifically of God's judgment on these ungodly group of
financiers in our day.
I'm not a communist or a socialist.
I'm certainly not a modern day "occupier".
I'm a citizen of the