The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: The Pulse of the Economy (Unedited Manuscript)
Due to the situation that we face of achieving no compromise between the left and right parties, we need to make a decision. Compromise is essential to survival. The real issue is that both parties are just talking rather than taking action to pass a bill, or support a cause, that will be in the best interest of our country as a whole.
The Executive Power allows for decisions to be made without question. Passing a bill that allows for the classes that are struggling to get a little more help makes clear sense. There is no argument about this fact. Now, it is the responsibility of our Congress to pass a bill that will not have an effect on the middle class. The top earners of our country can afford to pay a little more. So, the real question that is left now is why not make a move that will allow people to get on their feet and benefit those that are less fortunate, at the moment? By allowing more money to be distributed to the middle and lower classes we are able to generate more success. We can think of this as a “kick-start” to driving the economy or teaching people how to be independent, not reliant upon a system…or government…
The pulse of the economy lies within room for innovation. Innovation is allowed by funding. Funding comes from revenue. Revenue is to be used to drive an economy. Distribution of revenue is essential to balancing out our country. However, too much redistribution will be the demise of our society. The closer we are drawn to equality and balance the more success we will attain. Success is dependent upon a mind-set that “We will succeed.” And the people who work hard should be rewarded for their success. However, true success comes from our dedication to God, through Christ…and the greatest rewards come from giving back, when you have the ability to do so…
The problem exists much deeper than revenue. The problem in reality is the lack of motivation for innovation. We desperately need a goal oriented country to achieve success. If we did a survey today, what would be the number one goal of families across the United States of America?
The pulse of the economy lies from within a mind-set that we can get anything accomplished if it is God’s Will. I believe that God has jobs for everyone, if we look in all the right places. The moment that we are drawn away from God’s will and focus upon our own instead, we look to taxes for the answer to our problems. Taxes will only help so much. There is a set limit. The more that we balance out our lives and budget ourselves, the less taxes are an issue of discussion. The key here is find a balance in our lives that will allow for us to live healthy fulfilling lives in which our struggles are held to a minimum. I strongly believe in the phrase:
“To whom much is given, much is required…”
God asks that we help out those that are less fortunate. God never intended for taxes to be an issue of discussion. God asks that we contribute to the church and that the church be the discernment for where funds are delegated. Incorruption is a dire necessity to achieve a state that will do what is right in the sight of God. The church was always intended to be the basis of our decisions as to redistribution of wealth, or in a better term “charity”.
By creating a system that incorporates the church and state, unified, we would see vast results in more contributions that would solve many of our problems and needs. The key is to rid the system of political agenda and to formulate a system built around the church, having God’s discernment.
Tax reform will only provide limited help and resources. The reality is that much of the tax funds will not be designated to the people who desperately need it. This is the simple fact of the problems that we face from within our political system.
To be perfectly honest, I see tax reform as a distraction to our balancing of the budget. Cut spending and talk less about taxes. Reduce the need for money and make life less strenuous…
The pulse of the economy is determined by balance and self-control. God provides for those who seek to do His will. This is the key to success.
John 15:7-8 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
Key Scripture: Matthew 6:30-34
“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your (True)Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have no need of all these things. But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: The Harlot V the Bride of Christ (161-163)
As I take time to analyze the Bible and the intention of addressing the Great Harlot who has corrupted the earth and from which have evolved many churches that are not following the direct instruction of the Word of God, I see where many issues of deception have been made evident.
As we carefully analyze Roman Catholicism we should know that the children of Roman Catholicism are many churches that we see in the world today.
Matthew 23:1-10 “Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in synagogues; they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them Rabbi. But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi, ‘ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one Teacher, the Christ.”
These words make it clear where man has gone wrong in the sight of the Lord. These words are a direct correction to those who disregard the instruction of Jesus. Men are to practice what they preach. The further that we are drawn away from Jesus’ instruction the more we are drawn into the trap of the Great Harlot.
Jesus goes throughout the entire Chapter of Matthew 23 to address the Seven Woes that are again brought to attention in Revelation, the letters to the Seven Churches.
Now, by reading through this chapter we can begin to understand the frustration of Jesus as a man on earth. The entirety of the scripture allows us to know His feelings of resentment and anger towards those who have abused the representation of the church.
Of all the rebellious peoples that Jesus addressed the Pharisees were some of the worst. The influence of the Pharisees goes without saying to be the cause of the fall of many.
Matthew 23:15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.”
Note that the closer Jesus gets to His bride, the more pressure and persecution will be placed upon His people in order to try and keep Him from His church. (You may consider these events in our present day…) Every pastor that leads a church must know the feeling of being attacked in order to keep the truth from being heard. The result of Pharisees in this dark world is one of the major issues that we face, just as it was in Jesus’ day. The Pharisees, or politicians, were interested in position, power, and authority. They are not concerned with their relationship with God. They have denied themselves to the point that they were the only ones right with God. This may be demonstrated by them requiring submission to authority or bowing to them in synagogues. Jesus teaches that righteousness is attained by humility and repentance (which can be carried out in private). Jesus does not look to make a public spectacle or humiliation of people. That is simply not true…
Jesus is not looking for you to get on your knees and bow, as many would like to think. Jesus hates humiliation. He is simply looking for you to know Him, to grow, and respect His careful instruction…He is ALWAYS watching out for you….
This may be a very essential tool to be used in discerning churches that are filled with truth in spirit and those that have fallen into the traps of the Pharisees.