Bible Believers' Newsletter #203
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
God bless you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Throughout the Bible the natural types the Spiritual and for those with eyes to see, this week's study certainly shows who is who and who is not whom they pretend to be. It is high time those within the circle of the Prophet William Branham's Message began to shake off the politically correct lies they've been fed by that seducing Judeo-Christian clergy spirit of which Paul warned and established faith in God's unchanging Word.
Just because a minister of the Gospel believes every Word of the Prophet does not mean that man is a Christian. You must take the ministry and life of your minister back to God's Bible from Genesis to Revelation and obey what It says do. This admonition applies no less to me and my ministry. This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith, and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible . . . Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony
NSW to Abolish Trial by Jury
December 13, 2001 -- The Legislative Council debated the Courts Legislation Amendment (Civil Juries) Bill until 5.00am. The Bill abolishes our right to trial by jury in most civil cases, and hands absolute power to the judiciary. The Bill now goes back to the Legislative Assembly. If they give it final approval, it goes straight to the Governor to become law.
The Legislative Assembly will sit at 10.00am on Tuesday December 18. There is a large gallery for the public. Full story: rightsandwrong.com.au
Is Australia Set to Legalise Paedophilia?
This is alleged because of the insertion of a small clause which forms part of the definition of paedophilia published in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.). This definition was accepted and used by the Parliamentary Committee on Organised Criminal Paedophile Activity (1995), the Australian Institute of Criminology (1996), and is recommended as the definition most suitable by Dr. Bill Glaser, world renowned forensic psychologist in his opening address to the Paedophilia: Policy & Prevention Conference (1997).
The Bill is set to unleash welfare officers to obtain child apprehension warrants with no need for a formal court hearing. American professionals are receiving emails headed: STATUTORY REMOVAL OF SMALL CHILDREN, from the government-funded Australian Institute of Family Studies listed as a participant on the global missing persons network.
The ACT ParentLink Website displayed a diaper waving enticingly with the words "Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers" linked to abusive parent techniques. A search on Alta Vista under "sex with babies" resulted in 209,939,852 pages with couples actively engaged in sexual activity and invitations to porn sites displayed above and below the search results. Full story: geocities.com/grandmotheragainstpaedophiles
A Chamber of Horrors in Basra
December 1, 2001 -- At the Basrah Maternity and Children's Hospital in southern Iraq, Dr. Amer, the hospital's director, invited me into a room in which were displayed color photographs of . . . horrific birth deformities.
During the Gulf war, Britain and the United States pounded the city and its surroundings with 96,000 depleted-uranium shells. The wretched creatures in the photographs, for they were scarcely human, are the result . . . children born without eyes, without brains . . . with only half a head, nothing above the eyes. Then there was a head with legs, babies without genitalia, a little girl born with her brain outside her skull and the whatever-it-was whose eyes were below the level of its nose . . . then what I can only describe (inadequately) as a pair of buttocks with a face and two amphibian arms. Mercifully, none of these babies survived for long.
Depleted uranium has an incubation period in humans of five years. In the four years from 1991 (the end of the Gulf war) until 1994, the Basrah Maternity Hospital saw 11 congenital anomalies. Last year there were 221 . . . The hospital treated 15 children with leukaemia in 1993. In 2000 it was 60 . . . (Depleted uranium has a half-life of 4.1 billion years. Total disintegration occurs after 25 billion years, the age of the earth.)
By the United Nations' own admission 5,000 Iraqi children die every month because of a shortage of medicines created by sanctions imposed by . . . the United Nations. Full story: independent.co.uk
DNA Scientists Killed
Leesburg, Va. -- A leading researcher on DNA sequencing analysis . . . Robert M. Schwartz, 57, was found by neighbors . . . said Anne Armstrong, president of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology. . . where Schwartz worked. "We don't know anything. What we're assuming is maybe he walked in on something."
Full story: rumormillnews.net rumormillnews.net rumormillnews.net yahoo.com disc.server.com iht.com guardian.co.uk
The Jewish Gangsters in America
Rich Cohen's new book exposes the role of these Jews in the history of organized crime in America.
Arnold Rothstein was the founding father of American organized crime. He was murdered in 1928. He left a legend and a myth and also a tribe of notorious "boys": Louis Lepke Buchalter, the first builder of an empire of crimes which produced in 1940 around $2 million a year, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegal, Dutch Schultz, Abraham Twist Kid Reles, Pep Strauss, Mendy Weiss, Gurrah Shapiro, Red Levine and many others.
They were Jews, criminals and murderers. They also did not hesitate to murder other Jews who dared to challenge them in the underworld. They left a "legacy" to be followed by the Italian "disciples" of Rothstein: Lucky Luciano, Joe Adonis, Louis Capone, Albert Anastasia and many others.
First, Jews do not tend to be only white collar kind of criminals. They can be cruel murderers. Second, Jews invented organized crime. Third, Jews were the first ones to describe themselves as businessmen. They turned the crime into business and they built a network of crimes: gambling, prostitution, smuggling, extortion and protection money. Fourth, sad to say they were the first drug dealers in America!! Fifth, they were often "good Jews". They went to synagogue and they defended Jews against American Nazis and anti-Semites.
As a special tribe, Cohen illuminated, they disappear. Why? Because they sent their children to the colleges, rather than to the streets. The Italians were the ones to develop families or dynasties of organized crime (Rich Cohen, The Jewish Gangsters in America. Review by Gad Nahshon). Full story: jewishpost.com
TV Special: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
During the second half of Ramadan, a number of television stations, including Egyptian stations, screened the thirty-part series "Horseman Without a Horse," starring the well-known Egyptian actor Muhammad Subhi and a cast of 400 others from Egypt, Syria, and France.
For the first time, the series' writer courageously tackles the 24 Protocols of the Elders of Zion, revealing them and clarifying that they are the central line that still, to this very day, dominates Israel's policy, political aspirations, and racism . . .
"The series' first scene is set in 1948, after the retreat of the four Arab armies and the Zionist invasion of the land of Palestine. From this point, there is a flashback to the mid-19th century."
Comment: Those who follow the Prophet William Branham and who have read the Protocolswill understand the reasons why he spoke up for Henry Ford and Richard Nixon. Full story: rense.com
USrael Foreign Policy
December 12, 2001 -- As a Jew, I am absolutely outraged that the President chose to be photographed with the Israeli flag during ALL the ceremony.the Israeli flag...and again 'miraculously' you could see only him and the Israeli flag . . . FOR 4 LONG MINUTES!
1. Normally, you cannot see the Star of David because it is hidden inside the folds of the flag. This is the FIRST TIME in my entire life that I could see full the Star of David in a flag on a post or pole unless there was a strong breeze blowing. Somebody had to work very hard on this flag to display it in this fashion with the President.
2. As you can see in the photo, this is his initial position, only him swearing to the Israeli flag. After the initial ceremony, he had a 4 minute speech . . . and, once again, they positioned him in front of
3. I compared his head size next to the flag. From the angle from the front of the camera, the size of the star was greater than twice the size of the President's head.
4. During ALL of his speech you could see ONLY his head and the Star of David. Our American flag was nowhere to be seen. That was the most embarrassing moment in my life as an American, since I got my American citizenship.
5. This was a clear message from the shadow elite and Zionists to all of us that they are in total control of America.
I took the time to write you all of this for the very simple reason that Israel is now becoming a very serious liability to all of us American Jews, and for the whole world. Make NO mistake, this dominance of the Star of David during the President's speech was done intentionally by the White House and the Jewish lobby in order to accelerate hatred by Moslems around the world against America.
This is clearly promoting the Elders Of Zion agenda (whether or not they be a hoax) to stimulate a Third World War -- a religious war between us Jews and Christians, against the Moslems.
To all our American brothers and sisters of ALL religions: Please do not let this vulgar display of the Israeli flag promote anti-Semite feelings against us American Jews. The 'Jewish lobby' which totally controls our Congress and Senate and manipulates America, has NOTHING to do with American Jews. This "lobby" is the brilliant invention of elements within Israel and has been controlled by Israel since 1948. (David Rosenberg, New York). Full story: rense.com
JDL Leaders Arrested in LA Bomb Plot
Los Angeles (CNN) December 12, 2001 -- Two leaders of the Jewish Defense League were arrested by federal authorities Wednesday in an aborted plot to blow up an unidentified Los Angeles institution, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles. . .
The Jewish Defense League is a militant Los Angeles-based group that advocates use of "all necessary means -- even strength, force and violence" to defend the interests of Jews, as well as the return of all Jews to Israel, according to its Web site. Its logo contains a silhouette of a clenched fist over the Star of David.
Full story: rense.com
Israeli Spy Teams in USA
Washington (EIRNS) December 12, 2001 -- The December 4 edition of Executive Intelligence Review's Executive Alert Service provided the first public exposure of the presence of hostile Israeli intelligence teams on U.S. soil prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and mooted Israeli foreknowledge of the attacks. On December 12, Fox News provided a more detailed account of the ongoing U.S. government probe of Israeli operations directed against the United States. Both items appear below:
A Sharon spy network in the Americas?
A well-placed Washington source has alerted EIR that there is growing suspicion among U.S. government law enforcement and intelligence agencies that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has dispatched special operations teams into North America.
Comment: "Prior knowledge" of the 9/11 attacks was also predicted by Michael Hoffman II in the October 15 issue (#20) of his Revisionist History Newsletter ("Towering Inferno: The Cryptocracy's Great Game"). His book "Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare 2001" published in July of this year foretold 2001 would be the year that the Cryptocracy would make its great, decisive move.
According to Hoffman, "the revelation about 'Israeli prior knowledge' from the Zionist Fox News outlet means that this datum has been approved for propagation by the Zionist elite themselves". Full story: larouchepub.com
FAA Alerted Military Immediately
According to an US Air Force spokesman located in New York, the FAA alerted them immediately on September 11 that four large passenger jets were significantly off course and that all standard communications with these craft had been broken but the Air Force was prevented from responding. . .
Standard procedures fully in effect on the morning of September 11 were absolutely followed to a "T" by US Air Traffic Control personnel; that via established channels and according to established guidelines, US Air National Guard and Air Force units -- which are always on alert to be scrambled for intercepts of either distressed or suspicious and possibly hostile aircraft 365/24/7 in these United States -- were definitely contacted by FAA/ATC on 9.11 immediately after Air Traffic Control had become aware of the developing situation with the jets.
The Air Force spokesman confirmed that after the alerts and requests for intercepts of the aircraft were received from FAA/ATC, orders from the highest level of the executive branch of the federal government were received, demanding that the Air Force stand down and NOT follow through with established scramble/intercept procedures that morning until further notice!
Cheney, while being interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC TV's 'Meet The Press' on September 16th, claimed that the military needed authorization from the president before scrambling fighter jets to intercept American Airlines Flight 77.
This is a big, big, lie, plain and simple. Full story: disc.server.com
Hubris and Great Masters of the Lie
A recent paper written for the Center for Immigration Studies by Dr. Stephen Steinlight titled "The Jewish Stake in America's Changing Demography," states:
"Is the emerging new multicultural American nation good for the Jews? Will a country in which enormous demographic and cultural change, fueled by unceasing large-scale non-European immigration, remain one in which Jewish life will continue to flourish as nowhere else in the history of the Diaspora? In an America in which people of color form the plurality, as has already happened in California, most with little or no historical experience with or knowledge of Jews, will Jewish sensitivities continue to enjoy extraordinarily high levels of deference and will Jewish interests continue to receive special protection? Does it matter that the majority of non-European immigrants have no historical experience of the Holocaust or knowledge of the persecution of Jews over the ages and see Jews only as the most privileged and powerful of White Americans?"
"How long do we actually believe that nearly 80 per cent of the entire foreign aid budget of the United States will go to Israel?"
"Not that it is the case that our disproportionate political power (pound for pound the greatest of any ethnic/cultural group in America) will erode all at once, or even quickly. We will be able to hang on to it for perhaps a decade or two longer. Unless and until the triumph of campaign finance reform is complete, an extremely unlikely scenario, the great material wealth of the Jewish community will continue to give it significant advantages. We will continue to court and be courted by key figures in Congress. . ."
"For perhaps another generation, an optimistic forecast, the Jewish community is thus in a position where it will be able to divide and conquer and enter into selective coalitions that support our agendas."
And Steinlight comes right out and says how that control is to be exercised: "It is also true that Jewish economic influence and power are disproportionately concentrated in Hollywood, television, and in the news industry . . ." And then, a few pages later, after saying some very unkind things about Muslims, he tells us, "I suspect that MTV, for better or for worse, will prove more powerful with young Muslim immigrants than the mullahs . . ."
"We Jews are richer and more powerful than any other group in America. Our power is concentrated in the media. We always have pushed for more non-White immigration into America because we wanted to dilute the power of the White majority. We used the tactic of divide and rule. But now, with America becoming non-White so rapidly our open-borders policy is likely to begin working against our own Jewish interests. We are not able to control large ethnic minorities who maintain their separate identities as easily as we can control those who have given up their identities and become fully assimilated into the mass. In the future we probably can continue to use our media, such as MTV, to undermine the culture of new immigrants and integrate them into the American mass, but in order to be sure of doing this we need to slow the rate of immigration a bit, skew the immigration quotas more toward those who are not hostile to Jews, and speed up programs aimed at assimilation. And we should be especially sure that we indoctrinate new immigrants with lots of "Holocaust" propaganda, so that they will feel guilty if they don't let us have our way and keep our special privileges. . ."
"We get a free pass, I suspect, largely over Christian guilt about the Holocaust . . ."
Muslim fundamentalism is, he says, and I quote, "a totalitarian political ideology with strong theocratic and fascistic elements . . . Islamism is profoundly hostile to pluralism, religious tolerance, democracy, secular civil society, Jews, Zionism, [and] Israel . . ."
He complains about Muslim fundamentalism's "intolerant religiosity, irrational atavistic values, [and] misogyny."
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, and just who controls the Vatican and works toward apostasy in Christendom today!
The traditional Islamic faith, he says, "is itself not unproblematic in its attitudes toward Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims. The religious education of traditional, non-Islamist Muslims -- literalism in Koranic exegesis, theological straightjackets imposed on scriptural interpretation, the study of text without context, and the virtual absence of intellectual self-critique -- is filled with anti-Jewish teaching as well as a theology of contempt for the followers of other faiths. . . . Powerful strains of religious triumphalism and religious supercessionism are central tenets of Islam. Such dangerous spiritual arrogance has been abandoned by many Christian denominations, largely as a product of Vatican II and years of interfaith dialogue and soul-searching encounter. Christian believers, from Roman Catholics to members of such liberal Protestant denominations as the Congregationalists and the United Church of Christ, have, for example, adopted the view that God's covenantal relationship with the Jewish people remains unbroken and that the advent of Christianity neither erased nor canceled it. . . . No parallel spiritual generosity exists in Islam."
Comment: Sadly, all of that is perfectly true, and a wonderful example of how a clever liar can use the truth to tell a monstrous lie. It also is an example of the breathtaking height of arrogance to which Jews customarily rise in their lying. Full story: cis.org
'The Lie,' Usury, and Spiritual Discernment
II Thessalonians 2:7-12, "The mystery of iniquity the Man of Sin will invoke when he comes is already going on. But Satan will not incarnate him until after he has been cast out of heavenly places (Revelation 12:7-10), and after the incarnate Holy Spirit departs this earth in the translation of the end-time Bride."
"Only then shall that Wicked one be made manifest to all men who will crown him ruler of the New World Order, whom the Lord will slay by the manifestation of His spoken Word, and destroy his influence with the elect Israelites by the illuminating revelation of His parousia" (Isaiah 11:4; Daniel 12:10; Revelation 19:11-16).
"The beast's presence or 'parousia' through Satanic power will deceive all those whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life, with unnatural signs and great miracles, because in their unrighteousness they received not the love of the revealed Word, that they might be saved" (Revelation 13:4-9).
"Oh, multitudes love the historical Jesus, but He does not love them since they refuse and live contrary to His Word. This is the unforgivable sin (Hebrews 6:1-8) for which God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Brother Branham explained, "the lie" with which Satan is deluding carnal believers is the same lie by which he deceived Eve. "Oh, He's a good God. He loves you so much, Eve. Surely He won't allow you to die in the flesh".
Today Satan is speaking to the second Eve, the deceived church that has rejected God's end-time Message. "Oh, He's a good God. He loves you so much, church. He loves the Baptists, and the Pentecostals, the Jew and the Lutheran. He died for you. Surely He won't allow your souls to perish".
The fact is, He only died for His elect who receive His Word by faith, and for those of Adam's race whose names remain on the Book of Life. But God hates the man who "receives not the love of the truth -- Thy Word is truth -- that they might be saved . . . but enjoys the pleasures of sin which is unbelief." These accursed of God will be cast into the lake of Fire.
Like Israel at the end of the Law, Christendom at the end of her dispensation today is living under the strong delusion that He Who refused Cain's sincere, hard-won offering because it was works without faith and carnal, will honor their departure from the Word and dearth of faith. But He is no respecter of persons. He is the Word and will receive only His unchanging Word so we must walk in the Light of the PRESENT Truth God is shining NOW, not impersonate the glare of a day gone by (I John 1:7).
When we offer God our sacrifice of praise, it must be a clear revelation of His mind. Near enough is not good enough. Christ is no longer Mediating ignorance. He will not receive denominational guesswork, or the lie that "Jews" are His 'chosen people,' by which the self-styled non-Semitic, anti-Semitic "Jews" have deceived the nominal churches -- even within Message circles -- usurping dominion over their theologies and their nations (Genesis 27:39-40).
Common sense declares that the Holy Spirit Who anointed Moses and Elijah, inspired David and Isaiah, indwelt Christ without measure, and called God's elect out from the Law 2,000 years ago, is not the spirit that regards "Jews", or even Hebrews who are Israelites, His 'chosen people'. Therefore it can not be the Holy Spirit that indwells and inspires even those few Jews who are Semitic. Neither is it the Holy Spirit that would cause anyone to so regard these prophets, but a misleading influence working error through a strong delusion to make you believe "the lie".
It is the true Christians who are 'God's Chosen People.' Abraham's promised Seed is Jesus Christ and the offspring of His faith (Galatians 3:16, 26-29). Wake up sleeping virgins who believe God sent a prophet; examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith, or deceived and deceiving yourselves.
Israelites were not allowed to become men's slaves, because they were already God's slaves, "The children of Israel are God's servants whom He brought forth out of the land of Egypt" (Leviticus 25:42-43, 55). Messiah is God manifest in flesh and through the Spiritual marriage union or new birth, the true Christians are one with God. Jesus Christ is Israel's King, and the Church, Christ's Bride, is Israel's Queen. So therefore Israel is our servant nation.
The Spiritual decline of the West stems from the conscious dilution of Christian Absolutes in futile attempts to appease and please the insatiable demands of non-Christians, whose friendship we have sought to buy, thereby ceding God's blessings of material prosperity and unassailable political supremacy to godless troops of usurers, heathens and ne'er-do-wells from the East who have no geographical nationality and from whom God commands us to remain separate (Amos 3:3).
Christendom has repeated Israel's folly of associating with the enemy (Isaiah 8:9-22). Almost as soon as Israel entered the Promised Land, Joshua made a treaty with their Serpent seed enemy (Joshua 9:3-15). Next, Saul spared Agag, king of the Serpent's seed (I Samuel 15:9). Then John Hyrcanus forced the Serpent's seed to assimilate with Judah, convert to the Law, and intermarry. But "friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4; Romans 8:5-8; Genesis 3:15).
The merciful character of Moses' Law appears in the command that the debtor was to deliver up as a pledge to the creditor that which he could most easily dispense with. His creditor was not to keep the poor man's outer garment after sunset when given in pledge for a loan (Exodus 22:26-27; Deuteronomy 24:6, 10-13, 17). (Orientals do not undress of a night but simply remove any heavy outer garments and sleep in the clothes which they wore during the day). The millstone, including all instruments necessary to life, and a widow's garment, were also forbidden to be taken. And the creditor may not enter the debtor's house to seize the pledge, but must wait for the debtor to bring out an adequate security for payment.
This was one of the fundamentals of English Common Law which was based upon the Bible before the usurers who follow the Talmud, which "makes the Word of God of none effect to them," gained sufficient influence over our governments as to cause them to deny the Bible and pervert the law of the land for the gain of these strangers.
There was a time when no man, not even the king, could enter an Englishman's house without his permission, neither could it be seized in satisfaction of debt since it was inviolate and that would create poverty, ill-health and encourage criminality. Hence the proverb: "An Englishman's house is his castle." However the usurers who were behind the Norman conquest of England under William in 1066 eventually had such Bible-based laws rescinded.
In England, prior to their eviction in 1290, Jewish bankers were charging their clients two pence in the shilling per week interest. (There were 12 pennies in one shilling, and 20 shillings in one pound). At the end of just one year, even at simple interest, the borrower would owe eight shillings and eight pence in interest -- 2,000% p.a. -- plus the original one shilling `capital'. At compound interest, at the end of a year the borrower would owe a staggering one hundred and eleven pounds, five shillings -- 222,500% p.a. -- plus the original shilling!
Edward I banished the Jews from England for many grave offenses endangering the welfare of his realm and lords, which were to a great extent indicated in the Statutes of Jewry, enacted by Parliament in 1290. "Jews" were readmitted under duress in 1657 (Cecil Roth, Life of Menasseh Ben Israel, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1945; The Inner Government of England, Vol. 1, p. 275).
The King of France followed suit in 1306. Saxony in 1348, Hungary in 1360, Belgium in 1370, Slovakia in 1380, Austria in 1420, the Netherlands in 1444, Spain in 1492, Lithuania in 1495, Portugal in 1498, Italy in 1540, and Bavaria in 1551. Thus, after 1497, there were no professing Jews left in all of the lands bordering the Atlantic, including England, except an underground of forced converts always working in a different name and under a different occupation in their quest for power and money. And typical of the secret powers working behind the scenes to create conditions for which other people are blamed, they hid behind Protestantism, waging war against Rome for influence at Court.
So grave did the situation for the Jews in Europe become, that an urgent appeal for help and advice was addressed by them over the signature of Chemor, Rabbi of Arles in Provence, on January 13, 1489. The reply came from the Sanhedrin, then located at Constantinople. in November, 1489, issued over the signature of V.S.S. V.F.F. Prince of the Jews. It advised the Jews of Europe to adopt the tactics of the Trojan Horse; to make their sons Christian priests, lawyers, doctors, etc., and work to destroy the Christian structure from within.
This evil strategy has succeeded in sinking every nation under heaven into the present moral, economic, religious, social, civic, and political morass, and the initial stages of a third Jewish World War. If you doubt the veracity of this remark, read the Soncino English translation of the Babylonian Talmud at any major library and confirm some of the excerpts from our Church Website. And see if you can discover a single one of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion not rooted in the Talmud and grounded on the advice of the Sanhedrin.
Under Moses' Law, the Hebrew debtor could be held in bond by his fellow Israelite for six years at most, since in the sabbatical year he should be released from all pecuniary debt and pay nothing to regain his freedom (Exodus 21:2). Nor may he be retained beyond the jubilee year. His land was to be restored, and he was sent away with a generous supply of provisions. The prospect of such a gift doubtless stimulated his zeal in service (Deuteronomy 15:12-18; Leviticus 25:39-55).
This law evidently foresaw the acquisition of wealth by foreigners residing in Israel, and their living in undisturbed prosperity as the "Jews" live in racist, Marxist Israel today (Genesis 27:39-40). However the Law of Exodus 21 does not apply to foreign masters, and there is no mention of the release of the Hebrew slave of a foreigner in Israel, except by redemption, until the Jubilee when "All Israel shall be saved" -- all 144,000 of them -- as "the nation shall be born in one day" (Leviticus 25:47-55; Romans 11:26; Isaiah 66:8). This would be a strong inducement to an impoverished Hebrew to sell himself to an Israelite rather than a foreigner, and concurs with the general tendency of the Law to discourage any subjection to foreigners. This type clearly demonstrates to the un-believers and make-believers that those who occupy and rule Israel today may be "Jews," but they are not Hebrews and Israelites for "Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke 21:24).
Unlike the "Jew's" Babylonian fractional reserve banking system and foreign-controlled central banks that force governments to issue money as a debit, these regulations prevented the accumulation of debt. Here we see the contrast in the nature and character of the "Jews" with Talmudic Judaism, against the natural descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with the Law and prophets. There is no mention of beggars in Israel so long as the Law of Moses was observed since it provided for the poor (Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 14:28-29). However it was predicted of the seed of the wicked that they shall be beggars (Psalm 37:25; 109:10). And so in later times, when Israel apostatized and "made the Word of God of none effect" we find begging was not uncommon among Jewry (Mark 10:46; Luke 16:20-21; Acts 3:2). Yet there is still no mention of that class of vagrant beggars so numerous in the East.
The Hebrew, now under bondage to the Law, must be offered release in the year of Jubilee which types Daniel's Seventieth Week (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:9 -- 7:8). But foreigners bonded for debt or purchased as slaves might be held in continual servitude. These type the non-elect (or 'saved') who will not enter the New Jerusalem but toil through Eternity and support the elect by the tithe of their increase (Leviticus 25:44-45; II Kings 4:1; Isaiah 50:1; 52:3; Revelation 21:23-27). While the Levites, who type Christ's Bride (Revelation 1:6), may go free at any time they meet the requirements for redemption (Leviticus 25:32).
In contrast to the merciful Law of Moses, Roman or Oriental law detained the debtor in prison till he had paid the uttermost farthing, even giving him over to torturers as alluded in Matthew 5:26 and 18:34. This is the prospect for the non-elect, pending their appeal at the White Throne Judgment, and for the lost thereafter (Matthew 25:30; Isaiah 66:24).
Compare the law of the "Jew's" United Nations, their International Criminal Tribunal and War Crimes Commission at the Hague, the corrupt Nuremburg Trials, USrael's Presidential Executive Orders and Emergency Decrees, the hard-hearted 'conditionalities' imposed upon third world debtor nations by their World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF), USrael's military attacks upon scores of countries since World War II, and the draconian legislation being enacted by Great Britain, the US, Australia and other nations that will diminish the rights of their own citizens in order to focus power in the hands of the foreign hidden hand that controls these governments. This is Oriental law, not English Common Law based upon the Bible, certainly not Old Testament Law based on Moses, and neither it is the Royal Law (James 2:8).
Common sense declares that the Holy Spirit Who with His own finger wrote the Ten Commandments, and inspired the Scriptures to Moses and the prophets, is not the spirit that indwells and moves upon bankers, politicians, businessmen, bureaucrats, and clergy who control the world system. It is the spirit that led the enemies of Israel -- Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. It is the god of this evil age who crucified the Son of man and is crucifying the Son of God afresh today.
Since John Hyrcanus assimilated the Hittites and Canaanites with Judah in 109BC, and these accursed people (Genesis 9:25; 10:15-19; Deuteronomy 7:1-2) converted the Oriental Khazar empire to Talmudic Judaism over night in AD740, this evil spirit has ruled Israel and his British empire under color of the six-pointed occult star and the generic word "Jew". And since emperor Constantine healed Rome's mortal wound by transforming it into the Roman Catholic church empire (Revelation 13:3), this evil spirit has ruled false Spiritual Israel under cover of the generic word "church". It is the spirit of error bringing strong delusion to ensure that the non-elect should believe "the lie" (Revelation 13:4).
Today Roman law is supreme in Catholic EU Europe, and the Oriental law is in the ascendancy over the (once) Protestant peoples of the British empire of the hidden hand. These Judeo-Christian people (so-called), in miscegenation with the seed of men through the UN's enforced multiculturalism, which is accursed of God, will be unable to maintain their union (Revelation 16:12; 17:16-17) and God will destroy them all (Genesis 1:11; 6:4; Matthew 24:37-38; Daniel 2:43-45),
"The spirit of anti-Christ is already in the world but Christians belong to God and have already won their fight with those who are against Christ, because the anointed Word in our hearts is greater that he that is in the world. These men belong to the world, so, naturally their concerns are for worldly affairs and the world pays attention to them. We are of God, and only those who know Him can comprehend His Word and listen to us; he that is not of God understands us not. Hereby we know the Spirit of Truth, and the spirit of error. If our Message is of God, the world will pay no attention to it" (I John 4:3-6).
Israel was originally a pure bloodline, an homogenous group of related tribes descended from one man and his wives and commanded by God to live only in the Promised Land separated from all other nations. As they were originally an agrarian economy, and not a mercantile people -- of bankers and traders like the Canaanites -- the law aimed at a equal diffusion of wealth, not at enriching some whilst others were poor. And help was to be given by the rich to his embarrassed brother to raise him out of difficulties, without making a gain of his poverty (Psalm 15:5; Proverbs 28:8; Jeremiah 15:10; Ezekiel 18:8, 17).
The word "usury" comes from the root "to bite," or "devour" (Mark 12:40). It is the sum paid for the use of money, hence interest; but not, as in the modern sense, exorbitant interest. Interest was forbidden to be exacted on loans granted to relieve an Israelite brother in personal need, and he was to be treated with the same kindness and courtesy you would show to a guest in your home, so that he may live with you (Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:35-38; I John 3:17). True Israelites are all brothers in blood (typing the Christians who are the Blood of Christ, for the Life is in the blood which was the manifested Word). Even interest in kind was not to be charged to a needy brother Israelite upon food, seed, or borrowed goods. Only the necessity of a brother could bring him to borrow, and the simple relations of Israel and unselfish love should have arranged for his needs (Deuteronomy 23:19-20; Ezekiel 18:8). As the nation of Israel was one family, when a brother fell on hard times and was in need, it was obligatory for his brethren to assist him.
However this restraint upon usury was not to be carried to speculations of trade and my understanding of the letter of the Law is that the restriction upon charging the brethren usury was limited to those in personal financial straits. The principle of taking interest was even then sanctioned and the restriction did not apply to commercial ventures, financial affairs of governments, or elective purchases on credit such as a new well, house or ox-cart (Matthew 25:27; Luke 19:23). Interest was also permitted to be charged to a foreigner and therefore Israelites were allowed to borrow from strangers at interest (Deuteronomy 15:1-6; Nehemiah 5:7; Psalm 15:5).
Jesus magnified the spirit of the Law, exhorting Christians, "If you lend only to those who are certain to be able to repay you, what grace have you extended? even the sinners lend to their own kind for a full return. But love those with whom you do not fully agree and who are fallen on hard times, and do good to them, lending without concern for their possible inability to repay you, considering that nothing is lost, and despairing of no one; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Most High Who is merciful and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and the wicked" (Luke 6:34-35).
This Scripture is not encouraging reckless imprudence. Jesus was spoke only of helping your brethren in faith. Though you may presently feel disquiet toward a Brother, help him; for if you are brothers-in-Christ God's Word must unite you in the same mind. Don't take advantage of his necessities to enrich yourself but be satisfied with moderate interest if this is a business arrangement, or no interest if he is in personal need.
Jesus is not telling you to finance brothers in the flesh or the widow down the street. If you feel led to help, and secure in loaning them money, you may even charge interest since they are strangers to the household of faith. Personally, I feel you would be wiser to direct them to borrow from an institution like you, me and everyone else. Christians have no call to fund sinners. We are to be a separated people (Proverbs 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18).
Usury became established among the Jews following their return from Babylon where they commenced drafting the Talmud as a means for working around the Laws of Moses and of God, as for instance in exacting usury from brethren in need. And they brought back with them the Babylonian fractional reserve banking system with which they have bound and cursed the entire world today.
Nehemiah, who was governor of the Persian colony of Judea, had several times expended his own funds to redeem poor Israelites enslaved in Babylon through debt. He denounced the usurious exactions of some who had taken the hundredth part or one per cent per month -- 12% p.a. -- in interest from returnees who had to mortgage their homes and farms in order to purchase food because of a drought; and he put a stop to the practice (Nehemiah 5:3-13).
The Israelites were bound to benevolence and to the fostering of freedom so that the power of the stranger and foreigner coming into Israel was limited in relation to heathen encroachments upon his right of freedom. An impoverished Israelite who sold himself or his house to a foreigner might be redeemed by any of his near kin or blood relation, or he could redeem himself, if he put aside sufficient means for the purpose. The price of his redemption was fixed according to the years which he had yet to serve to the year of Jubilee, and according to the usual wages. But in case there was no redemption, he was set free in the year of Jubilee.
The release in the Jubilee and in the sabbatical years had reference only bondage or loans extended on account of poverty, and not to debts contracted in the purchase of goods or in the normal course of business. However in the seventh year, and presumably in the year of the Jubilee also, the Israelite was released from paying interest because it was a year of rest for the land and he would have no income since there was neither sowing nor labor; therefore he was not pressed for interest on business or housing loans (Deuteronomy 15:1-6).
Israel was an agrarian economy; whose people were mostly farmers or graziers and who occupied land in trust from the Lord. Should they experience drought, illness or personal financial hardship from some other cause they could forfeit their land only until the Jubilee, or until the value of produce harvested had repaid their debt plus any interest. A money lender would hardly loan a sum greater than the potential value of the produce he could harvest in the years remaining to the Jubilee. Likewise the debt of a Hebrew who became destitute and bound as a slave would be unlikely to exceed what wages he might forfeit for the years remaining to the year of release, a maximum of six years, when he would be freed and his debt canceled.
God, the Owner who has loaned the land to the Israelites, does not require a tithe in the seventh year since there has been no labor and no produce, and therefore no increase save that which has grown of itself and which is His free provision for rich and poor alike. But the foreigner living in Israel was not in the condition of those who had no harvest that year since he could not own land in Israel but would be engaged in a trade, profession or service, and borrowed to enlarge his capital. Therefore he could continue to meet the interest payments on his debts and was bound to meet his usual obligations.
God promised that during the sabbatical year there should be no wretched in Israel to whom one shall have to lend because He shall bless the land with an abundance -- provided only that Israel obey His commandments. God will go before Israel to ensure there are no poor or needy in the sabbatical year. It is spoken, it is done. nl203.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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