Jan. 30, 2021 (17th of 11th Month)
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Revelation 13:17 No one will be able to buy or sell unless he has the mark/branding of
666 = Nazism, Islam & Communism. www.isawthelightministries.com/mark.html
These 3 groups of people and their forms of government, religion & economy.
All 3 hate JESUS and hate freedom.
All 3 are forms of communist dictatorships.
All 3 hate Israel and America.
All 3 hate capitalism because they ultimately seek to control every aspect of people's lives including what people are allowed to buy & sell, and who is allowed to own businesses and who is allowed financial prosperity.
And they control what type of job you are allowed to have and what social class that you are allowed to belong to.
Under these forms of government/religion, you don't have any free will.
They try to brainwash/program you like a robot. No resistance is allowed. No free speech allowed. All 3 have the goal of world domination. And they often coexist & work together.
(Concerning NEOM & Saudi Arabia, the capitalist pursuit is temporary. It's a trap. They want the entire world to come under their control voluntarily, and then be controlled. They always use propaganda first, and then resort to war afterwards to attain those people who refused to submit.)
Capitalism is nothing more than the freedom for all citizens to buy what they want to buy, and sell what they want to sell, and to have an income by selling, and the freedom to work the job of their choice. And for government to not control what social class you must belong to.
It is financial freedom from complete/total government control.
Communism restricts freedom of capitalism, buying & selling.
Communism is the enemy of capitalism.
Communists lie and use propaganda to deceive people into thinking that socialism is for the good of all people, to make all people equal in all ways. But nothing could be farther away from the truth! Socialism/communism preserves the rich elite, while pushing everyone else into the ground. It causes a greater class difference between the greater rich and the greater poor. It doesn't make equality or fairness or goodness in any form. It's nothing but oppression and control.
All 3 groups of the mark of the beast, all claim "peace", "love" and "righteousness" and "fairness". But all 3 lie through their teeth! All 3 are the most wicked forms of government upon the earth!
Islam has Sharia Law which again restricts freedom of buying and selling unless it's halal certified (Islamic government approved.)
Look at any Islamic nation. Islam is definitely a form of communism. The people are oppressed in every way that communist nations also oppress their people.
Nazism surely would also restrict buying and selling.
National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party.
The Nazi party was definitely a form of communism.
Capitalism in the Bible:
The Bible acknowledges ownership of private property, and the buying and selling of private property, which equals Capitalism.
There are many bible verses that describe the buying, selling and trading of cattle, horses, land, wine, grains, other foods & products, as well as women & slaves.
There's even many bible laws that regulate such to protect people from the wicked greedy people.
Paul made tents. Jesus and his step dad were carpenters. No one forced them into these jobs.
Also, many of the holy men of GOD in the bible were very rich and involved with capitalism.
Gen. 13:1-6 Abraham & his nephew "Lot" were very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
Having much cattle wouldn't be just only to feed his own family. But rather for selling to a lot of people. "Silver and gold" shows that he had made a lot of money via capitalism/selling.
Not sin to be rich. GOD chose Abraham and didn't rebuke or condemn or correct him for his riches, but rather prospered him.
Genesis 47:11-17 Joseph continued to sell grains to the people during the famine.
He purchased their cattle and the people both with the grains. He provided for the poor while making the government, his king, himself and his family more rich.
Job 1:1-3 (In the Wisdom & Psalms volume #3) Job was very wealthy. In today's terms, he would have been a millionaire or billionaire.
42:10-13 GOD gave Job twice as much cattle after his testing was complete. Not less, but more.
("Drank with him" wouldn't be drank water or kool-aid. But rather wine or other alcohol.)
GOD also greatly encouraged minimalism (having only enough to survive.)
But being rich is not forbidden, just warned about.
However, it is more difficult for the rich to enter The Kingdom of GOD because of the way that money can possibly lead to greed, the pursuit of more and more money and possessions as a focus in life, rather than a focus on GOD.
Money can be used for good or for evil.
The men of GOD in the bible did a good job at putting GOD first even when they were rich. But today, very few rich people would put ANY focus on GOD.
Matthew 19:24 More difficult for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
1 Timothy 6:8-10 Money root of many evils. Has caused many true Christians to fall away.
Many have put jobs, money, houses, careers, education, etc first before GOD.
-Be content with enough to survive and don't seek riches.
-But if GOD chooses to prosper you and make you rich, you don't have to reject his blessings.
-But you would need to be a very giving person and help the poor and needy and the gospel. And do some in great abundance. And treat your employees right.
James 5:4 Warning against not paying employees and pastors what they are worth.
Hebrews 11:36-38 Many of GOD's servants were/are poor.
Sheepskins and goatskins.
They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.
-Living in poverty is better in many ways than living in physical riches. Poverty is much more rewarding. But we can't condemn people just for being rich.
-But it is correct to condemn the rich Babylonian preachers/evangelists because they are using people's tithes to get rich, rather than making themselves rich with their own honest business investments. They are treating their ministries as their business investment for wealth.
Abraham, Joseph, Job, etc didn't get rich selling the Word of GOD! That's forbidden in scripture!