You Rich People
James 5:1-3 ESV
“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.”
I live in the United States of America. It is what I know, so I will speak from what I know. If what I share here speaks to you and to your nation, if you do not live in the USA, too, then let God speak whatever message he has for you at this time.
The USA is considered a wealthy nation, and a powerful nation, too, but that is all changing. Our dollars are worth nothing. They are nothing but I.O.U.s. And, our government keeps borrowing more and more and more that we will never be able to pay back, from what I understand, and my knowledge of such things is limited.
But, if I borrowed way more than I could ever pay back, that would not be very wise, would it? So my habit is, if I use the charge card, to pay it off in full each month so that we are never in debt. We live debt free. We do, however, have a lease with our apartment complex for 13 months. So, if we left early, we would have to pay them at least some of what we owe.
But, there was a time in our lives when we had a lot of debt, and that was not good, but it is what is taught here in America: If you can’t afford something, just borrow the money. It is not how much you owe that matters, but whether or not you can make the monthly payments.
And, so I suspect that a large number of Americans have a vast amount of debt, but not even close to the debt our government leaders have incurred for us as a nation, which I believe is willful and purposeful.
James 5:4-6 ESV
“Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.”
And, right now it appears that our nation is on the precipice of an economic collapse, probably a depression, largely due to the decision-making practices of our government leaders, and due to their cooperation with a global effort to bring the nations of the world under a one-world totalitarian order.
And, what we are seeing right now with this “pandemic,” and the resulting “draconian measures” being taken, are just more stepping stones toward that reality of that beastly New World Order. It is on its way, for sure.
For, nowhere in my 70 years of life has anything such as this ever taken place where America, let alone the world, was placed under lock down. And, businesses shut down, and large numbers of laborers are now out of work and are not being paid their wages, and they are not able to pay their bills.
And, it is due to fraud, I very much believe. For, the Lord has been having me follow the actions of our government nearly 16 years, and what I am seeing that they are doing now in America, and in some other nations, is what I have seen them do in still other nations in the world over the span of many years. It is the same Modus Operandi.
First, they create the chaos, then they come to the “rescue” with their preplanned solution, which is going to be this New World Order. But all this is a judgment of God on our nation, and on some other nations, and perhaps on the whole world, I do not know. Ultimately it is against the whole world, for we are all going to be brought into this global dictatorship.
Judgment on America
But, I believe very much that the Lord is judging America right now, and the market-driven and flesh-driven adulterous church in America, too. And, one of the reasons for this judgment is that the adulterous church has largely been living in self-indulgence, living to be entertained, without regard for God and for his commandments.
And, the adulterous church, which is flesh-driven, is very much guilty of condemning and murdering the righteous person, for they have partnered with our evil government, and so they share in their crimes against humanity, which include the murdering of Christians, which they have been committing against the people of this world probably as long as I have been alive. I only have become aware of their crimes the past 15 years.
Also, the adulterous church comes against those who are truly living righteous lives, for they dilute the gospel of Christ to make it more appealing to the flesh, and then they charge the righteous person with teaching works-based salvation, and they encourage others to ignore those who are teaching holiness, submission and obedience to Christ. So, those who are living righteously, and who are teaching the full gospel, are treated badly.
James 5:7-8 ESV
“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”
When the Lord judges a nation, even the righteous suffer. So, whether righteous or not, we are all suffering from the actions of our leaders, and from the actions of the adulterous and worldly church.
So, the encouragement here, for those who are living for the Lord in righteousness, is to be patient in suffering, trusting the Lord with our lives and with our circumstances, believing that God is in control and that he will work all this for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28).
For, God is going to accomplish his purposes through this judgment, which I believe is largely to bring people to repentance and to revive his adulterous church, and to make us all ready for his return.
Also, many of us have been praying for revival, and we have been praying for loved ones to turn their hearts to Jesus, but we have not yet seen our prayers answered. And, so the encouragement here, too, is to be patient and to wait on the Lord for the fruit of our prayers, which is the salvation of human lives.
Do Not Grumble
James 5:9-11 ESV
“Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.”
One of the goals of our leaders, who are party to the take down of our nation and to instituting this beastly New World Order, is to get us confused, upset, angry, fearful and fighting with each other over many things, some of which do not even really exist. So, they purposefully stir up controversies, and they will even be on both sides of the issue in order to stir up everyone, pitting us one against another.
For example, there is no right and left. That is all a mirage. And, its purpose is to get us at odds with each other. But, they don’t stop there. They stir up racial prejudice and hatred, and they stir up fear and anger and pride. And, they stir up people’s emotions in so many different ways in order to get us living in fear and in chaos, so that they can “rescue” us with their New World Order. For, divide and conquer is their plan.
I know we can’t trust our government leaders, not any of them, to tell us the truth. Lies and deception abound! And, we definitely can’t trust the mainstream media or social media or even some or all of independent media sites, either. The MSM is definitely deceptive, and even some independent news sites, as they are toted as being, are really working for the same people, just taking opposing sides of issues, again, to stir things up.
So, don’t bite! I am not saying “don’t think,” though. I am saying to exercise critical thinking, and to test whatever you hear, see, or read, in prayer, seeking God’s face, and asking him for the wisdom to know what is true and what is false. But, when I say “don’t bite,” it means to not just jump on the bandwagon of whichever side sounds right. And, it means to not let one side or the other get you angry, fearful and fighting with other people.
Remember that God is still in control. He is still on the throne. So, whatever is happening to us he has allowed for his purposes. So, we need to take whatever we are hearing to him in prayer, and in the study of his word, and examine it carefully before we decide what is true and what is false. For, not everyone is who they say they are. Few can truly be trusted.
So, remain faithful to your Lord, bathe your hearts and minds on the word of God. Pray for much spiritual wisdom and discernment. And, don’t be afraid! Love the Lord your God will all your heart, mind, and strength and your neighbors as yourself, and don’t buy into everything you hear. Test it all! And, then do what the Lord shows you to do. And, don’t be deceived. Put your trust in Jesus alone!
Matt Redman / Jonas Myrin
Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name
The sun comes up
It’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes