Saturday, November 22, 2008

Global Economic Collapse? What the Bible says!!!

The globe appears to be gripped by an economic tsunami, wave after wave has depleted the treasuries of many nations while investors have lost billions. Tent-Cities are cropping up even in the United States, home to the largest economy, the working class are being decimated with job losses and savings being reduced to zero. The current crisis is affecting all sectors of the economy while the solutions remain illusive. The leading industrial powers and monetary giants across the globe stand paralyzed as they watch their wealth sink in the abyss of lost fortune. Were we warned of this coming collapse and the reasoning behind such devastation? Who could have possibly known yet withheld such valuable information.

The answer is equivocally yes, we were warned and the bearer of this future warning is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. The Bible also known as the Word of God provides not only the reasoning behind the ultimate collapse of the global economy yet in addition the root causes for this cascade of earthly fortune. In ancient times God sent prophets to many nations warning of impending doom to bring about national repentance for unchecked sin and/or corruption. This same God who is the righteous judge of all the Earth does not desire to destroy any nation or that any would perish his warning prior to an event is provided to give every man equal choice for good or evil. What we chose ultimately decides our fate whether as an individual or as a nation.

The Apostle James author of the book of the Bible after his name, brother of Jesus (Yeshua) was given a message of warning to this modern era we now find ourselves in. James being witness to the miracles and majesty of the Lord Yeshua during his ministry in Israel and the surrounding area knew full well the great love of God for his people and for the World. This message was given to warn those in power and those of great wealth to chose whom they will serve, the God of Creation or fashion themselves a golden calf filled with the lusts and perversion of materialism. The choice is ours for the judgement has already begun.

GO TO now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. (The wealthy will cry out by reason of their vast riches being depleted) Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. (By corruption were these fortunes made yet now is decaying) Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. (The allure of symbols of wealth is no longer, gold and silver with its brightness and appeal is overshadowed by famine, mass fortunes will not provide security in these Last Days) Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. (Just wages kept back by corrupt corporate leadership and business leaders have caused untold misery upon the poor and their cries and prayers have reached the ear of God).

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. (The wealthy and influential have enjoyed much pleasure and have toasted at the suffering of the poor, they have dined wonderfully ignoring the voice of the poor and destitute) Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. (In the pursuit of wealth and power, the righteous have been hunted and killed, while the innocents yet in their mothers womb is butchered to control populations to preserve wealth among the wicked and perverse leaders of power across the globe) This is the warning and the judgement has begun. The Lord God in his mercy has chosen to warn us all yet it is evident that the World has ignored this warning.

*Scripture taken from James 5:1-7, commentary in parenthesis are mine.