Friday, May 31, 2013

White House defends Sen. Feinstein against citizen petition to try her for treason

The White House recently came to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) rescue, defending her 2013 assault weapons ban against a seethingWhite House petition to have her tried for treason.
The petition, which was created on December 27th, 2012 and has more than 41,000 signatures, opposed Sen. Feinstein’s 2013 assault weapons ban and called for the California Senator to be tried by a federal court for treason against the Constitution.
“The Constitution was written to restrain government. No amendment is more important for this purpose than the second amendment,” the petition reads. “[It] was written so the power could be kept in the citizenry in the face of a tyrannical government.”
The petition also stated that Sen. Feinstein “has made it clear that she does not believe in the Constitution and the inalienable rights of Americans to keep and bear arms” and through her 2013 assault weapons ban, she is “actively working to destroy the second amendment.”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Changing Views on Slavery, Usury, & Prophecy

(Yes, I admit, I used to be more ignorant than I am now!)

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by Jason Hommel, May 28th, 2013

Math itself testifies that usury is harmful to mankind because it leads to total enslavement.  Here's how.
At an interest rate of 6%, one dollar will grow to a $719 million, in 350 years.
That might not seem dangerous, but consider, there were billionaires that long ago who started banking.  A tiny million at 6% would grow to $719 trillion, which is far more money than exists in the form of gold in the world today, which is valued at only about $7 trillion (5 billion oz. x $1500).
At a much smaller interest rate, at 2.3%, a million will grow to a trillion, which is a million times more, in just over 1000 years.  Over 6000 years, and a gold coin would become so large that it would be far, far, far more than all the gold in the entire world.  In fact, all the atoms of the entire universe would have to become gold to pay that kind of interest rate over 6000 years.

Since in either example, that much cannot be paid back, since it does not exist, and since borrowers cannot make that much exist, then guaranteed compounding of lending at usury, even at a tiny 2%, must be unnatural, impossible, and unlawful, because it would otherwise lead to either impossibilities, or total enslavement of mankind.
I put this first, not because I learned it first, but because it gives the non Christians something to think about, before they tune out when I start talking about Biblical stuff.
When I became a Christian in 1998, I did not have an instant insight into all things of the Bible and Godliness.  It was a slow process.  I had to read it again.  And again.  I look back now, and see that some of my initial thoughts were childish.
The important thing that changed in me in 1998 was that I was convinced, after a 6 month personal study online, that God created the earth, and that evolution was a purely unproven fantasy not qualified to even be called a scientific hypothesis, let alone a theory.  I still believe that.  Evolution is not testable, not repeatable, not observable, and therefore, not science.  It is a religion, and requires suspension of disbelief like any good fantasy.
So after that, I finally took the Bible seriously, as the primary message of God for mankind.  And therefore, God expects men to be able read it in their short lifetimes, and to be responsible for living their lives in accordance with the revelations that he gives to us, through it!  That was a huge revelation, because I was taught the opposite; that only a "governing body" of a few select men could interpret the Bible's truths for us. 
I remember reading or thinking of liberal skeptics at college who said, "How could God allow slavery in the Bible, that's just wrong.  So God is wrong.  Or they would say, "I could never worship such a cruel God."  See, in our modern society that has outlawed slavery over 150 years ago, God just seems backwards and behind the times!
Maybe I kind of believed like that for a while, it's hard to remember.  I do remember that was quite a puzzle for me to try to understand why that was about slavery.  I knew slavery was bad.  So, God allows slavery, yet the USA abolished it in the Civil war.  A puzzle.
Later, I remember how my thinking first changed, as I took the Bible seriously at first.
God is good, and we must obey him, even though we may not understand why at the time, was my new more serious view. 
In that light, I viewed God allowing slavery as "good", and therefore the banning of Slavery in the US at the time of the civil war, logically, had to be seen as arrogant and wrong by way of simple contrast.

After all, how can we forbid what God has allowed?  That's an opposite.  God is right, and the USA ban of slavery is wrong.  Simple as that, right?  Well, not so much. 
Later, I learned the difference between allowing something, and approving of something.  As a parent of teenagers, I might "allow" my kids to buy candy with their money (after all, you cannot control what they buy when they are not in your presence), while telling them that I disapprove of their decision, warning them of the consequences of too much candy, etc., but letting them make their own decisions.
So, while God allows slavery, this does not mean that God likes slavery, or approves of it.  What a big difference this nuance of thought can make!
After all, God also allows us all to get diseases and die, since we are under the original death sentence pronounced upon Adam and Eve.  This does not mean that disease and death are good, or that God wants us to get diseases and die.  No, God wants us to be healed, and to live forever! 
And God does not really approve of slavery, but rather limits and regulates it and has stopped and prevented it in many ways, as he rescued the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt after 400 years. 
The beginning to the Ten Commandments says: 
And God spake all these words, saying,  I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
The Biblical regulations say slaves should be set free every 7 years.  And also every seven sets of seven years, (49 years) on the 50th year of Jubilee. 
From early American history, people who colonized the USA back in the 1700's were "indentured servants" who served 7 years for their ocean passage.
And Jesus has come to set us free from sin.  And there is the very specific phrase saying to not enter into slavery:
1 Cor 7:23  You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
Seen in this light, the banning of slavery after the civil war in the US can be seen as being more closely in line with God's view of slavery as something not approved.  It was allowed, but seen as bad.
Clearly, God does not think slavery is "good" or a high ideal for the state of man; not if he attaches his very name to the freeing of slaves, and admonishes us to not become slaves.  God does not even want us to be slaves of sin, nor slaves to idols made of wood or stone!
But the puzzle is not finished.
But did the USA really ban slavery?  Perhaps only a certain kind?!  What about debt slavery?  Did the USA ban debt slavery?  Obviously not.
The concept of being in debt, and being a slave are intimately related, not only in life and history, but also in the Bible.  Every 7 years and 50 years was supposed to be a time not only of slave release, but debt release as well.
(Deut 15:1-3) (Lev 25, 27:16-18)
Somewhere about 50 to 100 years ago in the USA, all home mortgages were for no more than 7 years!  Hard to imagine when most home mortgages are for 30 years, and "modern advisors" think it's cute and smart to tell you to try to pay it off in 15, instead.
The indentured servants mentioned?  They became slaves to pay for their voyage across the sea, to secure freedom from being a lifetime serf in Feudal England.  When faced with a choice of being a slave forever, or a slave for only 7 more years to a righteous Biblical faction who was pushing for freedom from the Pope and then freedom from the King of England, the choice is tempting, because freedom has a natural allure!
Proverbs 22:7  The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Another interesting relation is that sin is like a debt.  
So, slavery is like debt, which is like sin!  All three, slavery, debts, and sins should be avoided, in my opinion, yet all three happen, and are allowed!
The Biblical law has rules for debts, like there are rules for slavery, and the rules are similar.
Israelites are not to charge usury, not any interest, to a fellow Israelite, but they can to a foreigner.  And there are the debt free years, every 7, and 50!
Biblical law critics note that the years of debt forgiveness were never followed by the Israelites.  I know.  The Bible says this.  They thus insist that the law is therefore impractical.  I think that is a rather immature view.
Gary North justifies usury based on Matthew 25, the parable of the talents, where the evil servant is told by the master that he should have at least put the talents with the bankers to get usury.
But Jesus spoke parables on purpose, to hide meaning.  Thus, for every parable, there are at least two intended meanings, one for the world to deceive them and keep the real truths hidden, and another meaning for God's people who know the Bible well.
Some think Matthew 25 also condemns the ownership of gold!  Not so, either.  First, let me quote the parable in full, then I'll examine it.
The Parable of the Talents
Matthew 25
    14"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. 17 So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. 18 But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
    19 "After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'
    21 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
    22 "The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.'
    23 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
    24 "Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
    25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'
    26 "His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
    28 " 'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Some just think it's wrong to store wealth in the form of gold.  However, gold and silver are the only things you can use as money that you can weigh out and measure.  An unjust weight and measure, such as the dollar, remains an abomination.
Why is the evil servant evil?  First of all, the talent was not his money, it was his master's money!  His master was sowing with him, giving him money to be wisely invested.  A "talent" was 66-90 pounds of precious metal.  It was a large amount of money.  The master, representing Jesus, acted as a capitalist, who was investing his money in the man's ability to invest money.  (Like an investor who buys a silver stock fund, that in turn, invests in stocks.)  But the evil servant did not respect his master's capitalist ways; and he made a false accusation, he said the master reaped where he did not sow.  But the master was sowing into the man, rather than into the ground!  So, in a sense, the evil servant valued himself as less than dust, because his false accusation implied that it would be better to sow into the ground than into himself!
The silver or gold became a stumbling block to him, because his heart was thinking wrong things.
The capitalist who invests with men is not doing an evil thing as the evil servant accused.  The evil servant represents a man who despises capitalism, the foundation of which is private property.  He despised his master's ways, and he was covetous of his master's potential gain.  But meanwhile, as one of his master's servants, he was consuming some of his master's wealth, just to live!  He was lazy and didn't want to work for anyone else's benefit, but felt no guilt about taking benefits from others.
But all work, to be profitable, must be to the benefit of other men!
So, the story does not condemn storing gold, the story is an overwhelming support of all the many principles of Biblical Capitalism, which is different than the so-called capitalism we have today that is dominated by money lending and fraudulent weights and measures!
Some people wrongly think that Matthew 25:14-28 justifies usury, because the master says to the evil servant: "you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest."
But this is not a justification of usury, it is a condemnation.  Clearly, the master could have deposited his money with the usurers himself; he didn't need a servant to do that for him.  But the master clearly wanted to try to get a better return than with the usurers, and expected that to be more than likely, which is why he trusted his servant, instead.  Also, that would teach and test his servant about the nature of productivity.  He even expected his most lazy servant, to whom he entrusted the least money, to do better than the local usurers!
The comparison of the evil servant to the usurers does not justify usury.  It is a way to highlight the comparable evil of the evil servant.  For example, if a man had a wife who cheated on him by sleeping with someone else, and then, upon discovering that betrayal, to highlight the evil of that adultery, her husband bitingly and sarcastically remarked that she should at least have charged the man like a harlot would, that's no justification of the practice of harlotry, and the man is clearly not saying he simply wanted his wife to get paid!  But rather, it is assumed that harlotry is bad in such an example. Otherwise, if you assume that being a harlot is good, then saying the wife should have gotten paid like a harlot makes no sense.
Another way to look at the comparison to putting the money with the bankers is to look at other options of making money.  It would make no sense to say to the evil servant that he "should have at least put the money into a stock that went up ten times, or two times, or one time," because that's very hard to do, and not a sin, and would not showcase the evil servant's evil.  To show the evil servant his own evil, the comparison has to be to something that is actually evil, such as depositing money with bankers to get usury. 
Back to why usury is evil, and was the cause for punishment by God.  Usury never rests.  It compounds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, every year of the term of the loan.  As long as it is practiced, usury becomes a form of perpetual slavery, and there is no debt release, there never was, as there needs to be to obey the law.
God had punished Israel for not letting "the land" rest on the years of the Jubilee, and for every year of Jubilee not observed, they were to be exiled in Babylon.  Daniel recognized this. 
Daniel 9:2  I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.
Why 70?  How did Jeremiah know this?  Because the punishment was for not following the law regarding debt and slave release every 50th year on the Jubilee.
2 Chronicles 36:21
The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfillment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah.
How did Jeremiah know this?  It was in the law!  A curse of exile if they did not follow the law of the 7 and 50th years of land rest (sabbath years), debt release, and slave freedom.
Leviticus 26:34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35 All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.
Leviticus 26:43 For the land will be deserted by them and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them. They will pay for their sins because they rejected my laws and abhorred my decrees.
The "Sabbaths" are not strictly limited to resting on Saturday, and doing no work.  It's also about not harvesting the crop on the 7th year, not going into debt more than 7 years, and releasing slaves on the 7th year.  The other set of Sabbaths are the 7 Feasts of the Lord, which are Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles.
Ezekiel also wrote about the punishment for not following the Sabbaths.
Ezekiel 20:13  “‘Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws—by which the person who obeys them will live—and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the wilderness.
Perhaps now you can see why I write against paper money, against debt, and against usury.  It's slavery.  Total domination.  The exact opposite of freedom.  Usury is the opposite of how a free market economy should work.
Some free market libertarian advocates who lack a Biblical background, such as Ayn Rand, and her student, Alan Greenspan, (and his successor Ben Bernanke) think that banking is business, and lending at usury, should be completely "free".  But that's like trying to say that freedom should consist of the freedom to enslave people!
Think about that contradiction for a while!
With libertarian advocates like those, who needs enemies?
See, that's the same, childish distortion I originally had about slavery when I first took the Bible seriously.  That slavery must be ok, since God allows it in the Bible.
God hates slavery, speaks against it, offers redemption from it, condemns it, regulates slavery to cause freedom on the 7th year, and punished Israel with exile since they didn't follow the Sabbath rest times of freedom, and release of debts and slaves!
God does not ban slavery, nor does God prohibit lending at usury altogether.  It's regulated.  No usury to fellow Israelites.  Debt forgiveness on the 7th year. 
But the prophets had an even more enlightened view of the spirit of these laws.  There is no need to release your own slaves on the 7th year if you never have any slaves to begin with.  There is no need to pay off your debts, or not go into any debt for a term of 7 years, if you avoid debts to begin with.  There is no need to release those who are paying debt to you, if you are not a lender to begin with.
Jeremiah 15:10  Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
And now here is another curious mystery.  Why would both borrowers and lenders curse one who simply does not partake in either? 

Because righteous preaching condemns both the behavior of borrowing and of lending! 
Why enslave your brothers through lending at usury?  This is the argument Nehemiah makes in the Bible, in Nehemiah Chapter 5.  Why enslave yourself to a debt payment?  Don't do either!  Don't oppress others and don't oppress yourself.  Why is that so hard to understand?  Why is it so hard to practice?
For several years, I have I contemplated borrowing money to expand my business.  After all, by helping people acquire silver and gold, honest money, I'd be doing God's work, right?
But if I can't justify practicing harlotry or theft, by giving 10% to the temple, then I can no more justify borrowing, simply because my cause is good.
May God have mercy on my soul, and encourage me to be steadfast, and to resist temptation.
So, don't tell me that I don't understand how borrowing can be good.  I know.  Besides, that's not the point.  The point is obedience to God, regardless of what we think is the right thing to do.
Sex before marriage, or outside of marriage, or in any of the other Biblically prohibited forms, also can feel really good.  That's not a valid excuse!
What's truly fascinating, is that the failure to obey God's laws on usury is a failure of all strata of society.  It's a failure of the most rich, who lend.  It's a failure of another of rich mechants, who borrow at low preferred rates for speculation or business.  It's a failure of the poor, who borrow at high rates on credit cards at 30% that they can't pay off.  It's a failure of the preachers, who fail to condemn the practice of both borrowing and lending at usury. 
God punished the Israelites for 70 years of exile in Babylon over this issue!  This was the wrath of God, his prophetic curse as contained in the laws of Leviticus, referenced above.  Daniel said so in Daniel chapter 9. 
Daniel 9:11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.  “Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you.
Daniel 9:16 Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill....
Due to lack of repentence, the 70 years became 70 weeks of years, or 490 years, a seven fold increase.  The 70th week is known also as the tribulation week, which is still yet to come, also known as the 7 year tribulation, and the time of Jacob's trouble. 
This entire week is still "the wrath of God".  This completely disproves the fanciful notion that the wrath of God is poured out only towards the end of the future tribulation week, and that the entire week is not the wrath of God.
Thus, this "pre wrath rapture" idea is correct in that the rapture comes before wrath.  They just don't realize that the wrath starts at the same time as the 7 year tribulation. 
So, this shows that prophecy, and the prophetic punishment to come, is intimately related to failure to understand and obey God's basic economic laws about debt, usury, and slavery!  For that reason alone, I would hesitate to borrow money at low rates, even for a good cause!
During the tribulation, a main feature is the emergence of the mark of the beast economic system, where no man may buy or sell unless he takes the mark, the 666.  Revelation 13.
Most prophecy teachers say this is likely to be a biochip implant that will enable a cashless currency system.  The Bible says that those who take the mark are engaging in an act of worship, and that they are deceived.
I see that taking such a chip is an act of worship, since it violantes every single one of the ten commandments at least in some sense. 
Originally, I thought that the opposite of a cashless system, would naturally be cash.  But I then realized that the true opposite is God's creation of gold and silver!
I wrote an article on why Paper money alone violates all of the ten commandments.  Interestingly some people think even paper money is like the mark of the beast, since the value of paper money is established not by weight, but by marks on it!  The marks of governments!
1.  Paper money debt enslaves you to something other than God.
2.  Valuing paper money is an act of idolatry.
3.  "In God we trust" takes the Lord's name in vain.
4.  The sabbath debt forgiveness times are ignored.
5.  Lack of honest standards dishonors our parents.
6.  Paper money has funded mass murder; two world wars.
7.  Lenders, usurers, are committing spiritual adultery.
8.  Paper money and banking is institutionalized theft.
9.  Paper money requires a mountain of false testimony.
10. Paper money is supported by greed and covetousness.
Ah, there it is, my temptation to borrow.  Greed.
And a biochip money system violates all the basic economic laws, and is an act of enslaving yourself to a fraudulent money system, and it's a repudiation of God's money, silver and gold, which are inherently anonymous and untrackable.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Where is God mentioned in the freedom movement today?

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by Jason Hommel, May 13th, 2013

Jesus came in the flesh.
Jesus lives. 
Jesus is Lord. 
Any of these three statements is a good testimony, according to the following scriptures:
1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that
Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
I fear for my nation.  It appears we are on the brink of civil war, and that God is not on either side.  At the revolution in 1776 the rallying cry was "No King but Jesus".  There is no such good godly testimony in the revolution that is brewing. 
Instead, the rallying cry on the side of freedom appears to be all about "My rights"!
I know rights are important, but what is really most important?
Pharaoh in the time of Moses had rights, and the slaves, Israelites did not.  But God humbled him, and the ten plagues of Egypt came upon him to glorify God!
Consider the king of Babylon.  The most solid kingdom there ever was, more glorious than Greece or Rome, was ruled by Nebuchadnezzar.  See the Bible book of Daniel, Chapter 4.

Nebuchadnezzar was uplifted into power by God!  Specifically to punish Israel, and to bring God's divine punishment upon Israel.  Nebuchadnezzar had rights, sovereign rights, and God was on HIS SIDE! 
But when Nebuchadnezzar merely spoke the words that it was by his own might that he was such a success, God humbled him and turned him into a beast for seven years and he ate grass like a bull.  I believe that is a foreshadow of the humbling of Satan to come, during the seven year tribulation, but I'm getting off the point.
The point is that the freedom movement today in America does not seem to Glorify God, and does not have a rallying cry of any of the three major ways to testify about and glorify God. 
Are the rallying cries of those in the freedom movement, "Jesus came in the flesh", or "Jesus lives" or "Jesus is Lord"? 
No, Jesus appears to be absent in the freedom movement in America.
Instead, the freedom movement in America seems to be about selfishness.  "I have rights!"  "It's my money, don't tax it!"  Or how about this one, "Men who are allowed to pursue their own self interest are the key to economic growth!"
This is bad.  This is very bad.  These are the kinds of statements to make if you WANT to be punished by God, as they are much like the statement by Nebuchadnezzar.  (Pride!  God hates pride!)
A joke I've seen on T Shirts is, "I spent most of my money on women and beer, and the rest I just wasted!"  The point is that selfishness does not always lead to self interest, or even the national interest.  My father knew a man who wasted $500,000 on cocaine.  Tragic.
It's self denial and self control that are fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Time and time again, the Israelites were taxed and had to pay tribute (tax) to their enemies.  The pattern in the book of Judges for deliverance is when the people cried out to God, and then God sent them a single deliverer.
Who is crying out to God for deliverance?  TO GOD!!  And Who?  Is this the message of any major ministries that you know of? 
I don't even know of any major ministries that are anti tax, pro gold, pro second amendment.  Most ministries are 501c3 organizations, and have thus made the IRS their head instead of Jesus, since they obey the commands of the IRS on what they cannot say, rather than Jesus or their own conscience.  If they can't get involved in politics, how can they cry out to God for deliverance from government oppression?!  They are not even in the game, and would be hypocrites if they even uttered, "Jesus is Lord". 
Which comes first?  Freedom?  Or Godliness?  Does freedom lead to Godliness, or isn't it the other way around?
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
It does NOT say, "Where there is freedom, there is Godliness".
Why would America restore freedom first, and then turn to Godliness?  That does not fit the pattern in the book of Judges. 
If America had freedom now, there would be riots and civil war from those who no longer would receive any welfare checks, both from the poor masses, and the big fat cat bankers alike!!!
Priorities are out of place in the freedom movement.
In fact, it appears to me that about half the people in the freedom movement in America want no part of God, no mention of God, and maybe even hate God. 
Too many are atheists.  Followers of Ayn Rand.  Slanderers of the faith, claiming that all wars are religious, as if communistic atheists are not the biggest killers of mankind.  Followers of themselves and their own selfish desires.  At least they know freedom is good.  But they do not know that freedom is a blessing from God.  FROM GOD!
I'm sad because I feel that this message will mostly fall on deaf ears and unrepentant hearts, except among a few faithful who are already looking for their savior and the salvation of the rapture.  So, to the faithful, I now speak (and even among those who think they are believers, many will try to say I'm deceived by the rapture):
I believe in Jesus and the pre tribulation rapture as much as anyone.
See my site explaining my views on the rapture:
But I don't think the rapture will save people from the coming calamities about to fall on America; civil war and economic collapse. 
The rapture did not come before the civil war of the mid 1800's. 
The rapture did not come before the great depression of the 1930's.
And now, I feel we are on the eve of a greater civil war and greater depression.  To think that the rapture will save us from our current tribulation that we have brought upon ourselves because of our own foolishness, is the height of arrogance, the kind of pride that will result in a major fall.
The pre tribulation rapture saves us from what?  Not from our own mistakes, but from the Wrath of God, the tribulation of the 70th week of Daniel, which also was the wrath of God for his people who never observed the years of Jubilee and debt forgiveness.
As I see it, the rapture is at least 10-30 years away.  According to scriptures, and my own understanding, the rapture cannot come until it is widely recognized by nearly the whole world, as a sign, that Israel is wealthy in silver and gold.
But the world recognizes America as the largest official holder of gold.  And gold and silver are just not worth enough yet.
Here are the two verses.  Two is enough, as the Biblical rule is: "Let every matter be established by two or three witnesses!"
Israel is wealthy in silver and gold before the invasion of Ezekiel 38.  In fact, Israel's wealth is the cause of the invasion!   
Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages[e] will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?”’
This invasion appears to take place at the start of the rapture, the start of the tribulation, because there is a 7 year period that follows the invasion:
Ezekiel 39:9 “‘Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up—the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel.
This invasion will appear to be Armageddon.  Some today say it will be.  But then why is there a period of 7 years following it, a time period that matches the 7 year tribulation?  This is the false Armageddon.  The whole world is awaiting Christ to return after Armageddon.  But after this war, and after the rapture, after the "crazy fundamentalists" are taken away, then the antichrist will appear.
It appears to me that the antichrist will be making war on gold and silver itself, or come on the scene just afterwards and blame gold and silver for the "war to end all wars, Armageddon". 
Gold and silver will be the "stumbling blocks" of the world at that time, after the rapture, and in the tribulation.  People will blame gold for the problems of the world, much like most people do today.
And thus, the antichrist will usher in his new "mark", which he will have to call "the seal of God", but will really be the mark of the beast, probably a bio chip implant like they use to tag animals.  (mark of the beast!).  Anyone who takes it will go to hell, no get out of Jail free card, even if you could utter the words, "Jesus came in the flesh, Jesus lives, Jesus is Lord". Read Revelation 13 & 14.
Here's the second verse saying Israel is wealthy in gold and silver.
Zechariah 14:14 Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.
Two clear verses not enough?  Here's a third verse on topic!
Revelation 3:14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
America fits the description of Laodicea so well.  A lukewarm Church.  Few on fire for God.  Half the nation electing a Muslim as president.  The lukewarm Church is losing all the spiritual battles: homosexuality, abortion, Muslims, socialism/communism, paper money.
Oh that's right, most in the Church today are so lukewarm, they don't even know that paper money is a spiritual battle that we have utterly lost; the church isn't even fighting it!  Where are my allies in the Church?!
If atheistic communistic China is bad for starving and killing as much as 50 million people, how bad is our national sin and comparable crime for aborting 50 million babies?!  Isn't baby killing much worse? 
We are rich in goods, collectively richer than any other people in any other time in the history of humanity.  But we are both spiritually poor, and literally poor, as we are loaded with debt, and paper money is considered an asset, but is really just a liability of a bankrupt bank that also cannot pay their debts. 
I have preached this Revelation 3:18 many times. 
People IN THE CHURCH respond to me with a shrill denial of the literal.  They say, "Jesus is talking about SPIRITUAL GOLD JASON!"  No. 
I rebuke that nonsense with reality.  Buying literal gold is a spiritual action!  It requires faith in the provision and creation of God.  It is a denial of the idolatry of paper money, and the worship of Government.  It is a repudiation of the worship of social security.  You must have faith in reality, rather than promises.  You must have a faith in honesty, honest measures, and honest commerce.  People who would rather trust in paper money are trusting in lies.  Casting off lies and deception is a spiritual action, and this is accomplished by buying physical gold, and physical silver.
The only thing on this earth close to "spiritual gold" would be paper money, and futures contracts, or options on futures, or bonds, or futures on bonds, or options on futures on bonds.  I can't believe there are people so deceived that they would buy an option to buy a future promise of a future delivery of paper money that is a failed and defaulted promise to pay gold!  Just buy gold!  I promise you one thing I know for sure is that God is not telling people to put their faith in fraud, nor fraudulent paper money!  Read the words of the text, how hard it is to not believe what they say?
Rev 3:18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire
You have to be blind to not see the literal words!
Jesus is even speaking in hyper literal physical words so there would be no misunderstanding on this point.  Gold refined in the fire!  Not gold promised to you on paper, in the future, maybe, that does not exist, by bankrupt entities who cannot deliver!
And Jesus is not saying "gold in heaven" either.  In other places he spoke of storing our wealth in heaven, yes.  And we can do this by giving to the poor, yes.  But this is not a command to become poor, it's a command to become rich, so that you will have money left over to give to the poor!
If you want to store up wealth in heaven, then buy physical gold on this earth, so that as you become wealthy, you will actually have something left over to give to the poor!
Next, clothes to wear?  America leads the world in the creation of pornography.  You are reading this online.  You don't need me to point that out. 
Next, eye salve?  Eye salve was a physical thing in Laodicea, it actually worked, they were known for the export of this in ancient times.
These are all physical things!  Spiritual clothes?  The only kind of spiritual clothes would be the invisible kind.  Ever hear of the story of "The Emperor's new Clothes"?  It was a trick, said to be invisible only to fools.  Fake invisible clothes.  Everyone claimed to be able to see them (not wanting to look like a fool), until a kid revealed that the Emperor just didn't have any clothes on.
Our money is a trick.  Everyone claims it has value, but it is backed by nothing, just like the Emperor's clothes.
We are blind to this! Most of America is, anyway, 99.9% of the people.  It's a spiritual sickness to be so blind!  Even the Federal Reserve admits we have a "faith based currency" not backed up by any gold.  Can you exchange your bills for gold at a bank?  No!
So, to sum up.
I have provided three verses saying that Israel will be WEALTHY in silver and gold.  All three verses promise that Gold will have value in the time of the end.
Rev 3:18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, SO YOU CAN BECOME RICH!
Anyone following this advice since the year 2000 literally "two days" since the birth of Jesus Christ, has been growing rich, for the most part.  Yes there are price dips from time to time, but physical buyers tend to hold for a long time.
How can the freedom movement in America, as it is, lead to any salvation?  I don't think it will succeed as it has been going, there needs to be a major change.  It does not appear to be glorifying God in any of the three major verses of confession or testimony.
Who is saying, "Jesus came in the flesh, Jesus lives, and Jesus is Lord" in the freedom movement?  And of those who do say such things, are they even crying to the Lord for deliverance from oppressive government?  Maybe they are, and I'm just not hearing it or seeing it...
I'm a key Christian preacher of prophecy and of silver and gold, and I know who the major players are in the freedom movement in America. 
I'll tell you who is saying those three things.  Nobody!  Maybe me, and this is the first time I've put them forth with purpose, rather than mentioning "" in passing at the bottom of my letters.
God is not being honored by the enemies of America, both inside and out.
And by and large, I do not see that God is being honored very much, not even by those who call themselves Christians and who love the blessings of freedom.
A civil war can just as easily be God's way of punishing people on both sides.  Look at the end of the book of Judges, it was a civil war in Israel, and a complete slaughter of tens of thousands on both sides.
To conclude.
Don't misunderstand my message.  Gold will not save you from the wrath of God that is coming in the 7 year tribulation, and it will not save you from the mark of the beast that will come with full deception and economic duress upon all mankind.
But it will make you rich.  Gold will make life easier in these hard times.  It is the provision of God for our era.  And it may well aid in the final commission to preach the gospel of salvation through Jesus to all nations.  And we should be thankful we can still get silver and gold.  I am. 
From my understanding of prophecy, there will be a world government, before the rapture.  Like the world governments of Babylon, Greece and Rome, it will usher in a new era of peace.  A false temporary peace, perhaps lasting only a generation.  Remember, Isreal is dwelling safely in a land of unwalled villages in Ezekiel 38, before the invasion.  This does not seem to describe Israel today, that has been fighting almost continually for their very existence.
With a world government, no war but only rumors of wars, and a gold standard, there will be great prosperity, and people will forget about God, even more than they have forgotten now.  It will be a world government of ten regions, ruled by ten kings.  Revelation 17-18.  They will turn on the moneylenders of the world, that great harlot, the mother of harlots, Israel, and then give their power to the Antichrist.
This appears to be a parallel description of the invasion against Israel at the start of the tribulation in Ezekiel 38.  This implies that there will be a world governemnt BEFORE THE RAPTURE.  
It appears to me that the coming world government will use silver and gold as money.  This will greatly increase the value of gold and silver, by 100 to even 1000 times as much as today.  And that by moneylending and usury, very quickly, the wealth of the world, the real silver and gold, will be re-absorbed back into Israel.  And then the end will come.
That might take 20-30 years or so?
Or perhaps, the paper money lenders will simply buy up the gold, and quickly take it back to Israel after civil war breaks out in America, and New York is no longer seen as a place of international commerce and stability to store gold.  
The second scenario could happen in as little as 2-3 years.
So, things can happen, and major changes in the world can take place a lot faster than we might expect. 
But either way, the pre tribulation rapture appears to be AFTER Israel is wealthy in silver and gold, and publically wealthy, wealthy enough to be a cause for war against her, and knowingly wealthy as if even a bystander nation asks if the gold and silver are the cause of the invasion.  Perhaps the USA becomes that bystander nation, as some have said.
I could be wrong about a few things, but today, this is how I see it.  After all, as we prophesy, we can only see through the glass darkly, and some of this is my well educated speculation.  Refute my errors if you feel led.  That helps me for the future.  But ignore the scriptures at your own peril.
We sell silver and gold at
I don't think it's time yet to move to Israel, for two reasons.  First, I think there are high import taxes on silver and gold.  (Seems that needs to change for Bible Prophecy to be fulfilled.)  Second, they kick people out of Israel for Christian Evangelism, which is against the Law there.
So, for those two reasons, it's still better in America, as bad as things may seem.
Jesus came in the flesh.  They crucified him.  Jesus rose from the dead!  Jesus lives.  He is my Lord.


I strongly advise you to take possession of real gold and silver, at anywhere near today's prices, while you still can.   The fundamentals indicate rising prices for decades to come, and a major price spike can happen at any time.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mailbox etc. UPS Store Roosevelt, Utah Beware!

Every once in a while, you run across a business that is so utterly incompetent, so incredibly inept, so completely mismanaged, so unprofessional, etc. that you have to admit that there are times when an employee's mother should have had an abortion.  

I have had dealings with the Mailbox etc. in Roosevelt, Utah six times.  While UPS has a company policy of fairness, honesty, and customer service, they tell me that nearly anyone can hang out a sign that says they will charge double for UPS service and bear zero responsibility for lost, stolen, misdirected, or otherwise abusive shipping practices.

Keep in mind that UPS allows individuals and businesses to create their own shipping labels at home for less than half the price charged by Mailbox Etc. or Express type businesses.  UPS will also pick up said package for free.  So these mailbox places are similar in nature to a kid outside a grocery store that offers to make your purchases for an additional $10 to $20 per item, but makes no claim as to how long it will take or if your milk will spoil before you get it.  The mailbox store is very low overhead because they have no actual product.  They sell boxes that you can get at Wal-Mart for less than a dollar for $4 or $5.  The service they offer is performed by UPS and so they do not perform any valuable service themselves, other than allowing UPS to pick up your package at their location.

UPS offers guarantees regarding shipping times and the mailbox stores do not honor the UPS guarantee.

Of the 6 times I dealt with the Mailbox Etc. store in Roosevelt, every single time was an extreme waste of money, which by the way, they refused to return as a result of their incompetence.  In one instance, they shipped via FedEx when I specifically requested UPS.  On another occasion, they shipped the package to me instead of the intended recipient.  In three cases, the shipments were delayed as much as 9 days.  

Three times I was denied a refund that UPS specifically authorizes.

Once, when I called to complain, I was given the manager, who hung up the phone on me.  

Eventually, they will go out of business, due to not providing a legitimate service.  Customers can print their own shipping labels for $10.00 less for each package and UPS will pick the package up at your home or office for free, so there really isn't any reason to use them.  A different business with the exact same business model is concert ticket scalpers.  They pay $25 for a ticket and sell it to you for $50 or double.  In some cases, this business model is illegal.  

While all 6 of my encounters with the mailbox place has proven to be costly mistakes, they probably do spell some people's names right or send their package to the right place.  

I will never again as long as I live, ever waste another minute or penny on these illiterate idiots, and I hope you do not either. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Enough is enough

By Jason A. Kofoed
As I was working out here at the fire station this morning, I had one of the dreaded mainstream news channels on as they were discussing how both houses of Congress are scampering to cover up their intentions of obtaining 'exemptions' from ObamaCare for them and their staffers/advisors.  I marveled and wondered to myself, How much more will the small majority of awake sheepdogs take from these bottom feeders?  Seriously!  Have you ever contemplated the power and strength that is in our numbers?  We allow 545 people to make the "rules and laws" for the other 300+ million of us (435 in the House, 100 in the Senate, 9 in the Supreme Court and 1 Executive oxygen thief).  How does this happen?  Is this what you voted for?  Do you really believe they got where they are because of fair, clean elections to start with?  How many times will you allow yourselves to be whipped by the task masters before you rise up and take the whip from them?
Humor me for just a moment and imagine if you will what would/could happen if we gathered a force of, say, 50,000 of us (100,000 would be better)- each and every one of us unarmed- and marched up to Capitol Hill.  From there, we calmly and peacefully walk into Our Houses  and proceed to escort each and every congressman, senator, staffer and advisor out of 'their' offices.  Once we get them out of 'their' offices, we proceed to clean out of all of their personal belongings leaving the vacated office ready for the next occupant that we vote in with honest elections witnessed by We the People.  Leave the former tenants to find their own ways back home where their constituents can pursue legal actions against them.  Most of them would be tried and sentenced for treason, of course, and they can serve as examples to the next group of would-be powerseekers. 
What do you think?  Reasonable?  Well, it should be.  Probable?  No way.  Why?  "Laws", culture, fear, sleeping sheeple, etc. stand in our way.  Would I like to be proven wrong?  You bet!  Would I like to be able to peacefully remove EACH and EVERY one of these traitors from office?  Absolutely!  However, I have a sneaking suspicion that our federal government would like nothing more than to fill the patriots with such rage that they will not even be able to think or see straight...which, unfortunately, they are already doing with success to a certain degree but we can't allow ourselves to reach that point.  We must be peaceful and abide by the LAWFUL(Constitutional) laws of the land and work from there.  Are there other ways to get these traitors out of office?  I'm sure there are, but I'm just not sure which ones would ever work.  What I do know, though, is that we must pull together so that when times get tough, we don't turn on each other and eat our own.  Are we prepared and ready to help one another to the extent that we would rather do without so that our neighbor can have what is needed?  How long are we prepared to make such sacrifices?
We need leaders.  Leaders who are upright, God-fearing, God-serving and morally straight.  Can you be such a leader?  If not, how far are you willing to go to follow such leaders in a righteous cause?  The day is fast approaching so it would do us all well to ponder and decide which side we're on: Good or evil.