“All things obey money” – Part 2

When did ‘false money’ come into being?
Best stated, false money is the ‘golden calf’ of our times. “The people seeing that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, gathering together against Aaron, said: Arise, make us gods, that may go before us…” (Ex 32: 1), and so they made the golden calf, this was about the year 1500 B.C. Knowing the hearts of the people, God had already established the value of money and established a true currency…“half a shekel according to the standard of the temple” (Ex 30:13). Some rebellious members of the Jews in the ‘Exodus’ wanted to assert their own timetable, and their own ideas, and their own way of doing things. Again God  emphasizes His weights and measures: “…according to the weight of the sanctuary” (Lv 5:15; Nu 7:13).

If all the members of the Exodus were in agreement with God, then there would have been no problems, but that was not the case, so God warned the hard hearted: “Do not any unjust thing in judgment, in rule, in weight, or in measure. Let the balance be just and the weights equal, the bushel just, and the sextary equal. I am the Lord your God, that brought you out of the land of Egypt. Keep all My precepts, and all My judgments and do them. I am the Lord” (Lv 19:35-37).

A minority of the Jews did not want the God of Creation to have dominion over them in any way and insisted on their desire for deviousness. God chastised them: “Thou shalt not have divers weights in thy bag, a greater and a less…Thou shalt have a just and a true weight, and thy bushel shall be equal and true” (Dt 25:13,15).

About the year 1000 B.C. Solomon wrote: “Vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances, that by vanity they may together deceive. Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them. God has spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongs to God, and mercy to Thee, O Lord; for Thou will render to every man according to his works” (Ps 61:10-13). Later the king wrote: “A deceitful balance is an abomination before the Lord, and a just weight is His will. Diverse weights and diverse measures, both are abominable before God” (Pr 11:1;21:10).

The minority, a very persuasive and powerful small group of deceitful Jews got control of the trading and ‘currency’ and about 750 B.C., God asked them through the prophet Micah: “Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?” (Mi 6:11). Those men sought control over the temple, the kingdom, the money and the laws. They took for their actions the words which God gave to Moses, and abused it: “Thou shalt lend to many nations, and thou shalt borrow of no man. Thou shalt have dominion over very many nations, and no one shall have dominion over thee” (Dt 15:6). Thus they have taken control over the money systems of the world, and have set up the apparatus for establishing the kingdom of Zion to oppose the Kingdom of God.

God Himself rebuked them in 33 AD.: “Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the money changers and the chairs of them that sold doves, and He saith to them: It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves” (Mt 21:12,13).

This group was scattered throughout the face of the earth, and again they continued with their aspirations for the all controlling kingdom of Zion. These are the Zionists (not really Jews, although they call themselves Jews: “Thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie” (Apoc 2:9; 3:9).

These false Jews have concocted weird and convoluted systems for trading on the stock and commodity markets of the world. Trade the markets to go up or go down, financial instruments with very questionable underlying foundations, such as derivatives, which at the present time has an exposure for collapse that is unfathomable.

Thus, the ‘false money’ is rampant, and soon this economic lie will be tested to the extent that it must give way to the truth – it will collapse and bring the mighty to dust.

Are Protestants Christians?

Those who denies Christ in any way are not Christians.

The many False Prophets

Saint John says: “Many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist” (2Jn 1:7). There are something like 30,000 Protestant churches in the world (the ‘many false prophetsMt 24:11), and in recent years there are become many factions within the Catholic Church who do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh in Holy Eucharist. It is written: “Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist comes, even now there are become many Antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us” (1Jn 2:18,19). These ‘many antichrists’ are heretics, enemies of Christ and His church, are forerunners of the Antichrist, who were not solid, steadfast, genuine Christians, or otherwise they would have remained in the Roman Catholic Church.

Protestants are not Christians – they are Protestants

All people who deny the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in Holy Eucharist are not Christians but are antichrists. This message is a severe warning, and shall not be received well by all Protestants and a great number of Vatican II Catholics. “For all are not Israelites that are of Israel(Rm 9:6).

The synagogue of Satan

“I know thy tribulation and thy poverty, but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…I know thy works. Behold, I have given before thee a door opened, which no man can shut: because thou hast a little strength and hast kept My word and hast not denied My Name. Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before thy feet. And they shall know that I have loved thee” (Apoc 2:9; 3:8,9).

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

Yet, we must commend those few Protestants and those members of the Vatican II Catholic Church who proclaim with great enthusiasm that Jesus came in the flesh and was born of the flesh of Mary. Saint Jerome, when contending with one who denied the perpetual virginity of Mary, and that she married and had other children said: “Just as we do not deny those things which are written, so do we repudiate things that are not written. That God was born of Virgin we believe, because we read it. That Mary was married after His birth we do not believe because we read it not” (from Encyclical Letter ‘Spiritus Paraclitus’ of Pope Benedict XV written in 1920). I beseech my friends, Vatican II Catholic and Protestant alike, those who deny Jesus in Holy Eucharist, ‘return to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope’ (Zc 9:12). Consider again what Jesus said: “Behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world” (Mt 28:20), and He is, in Holy Eucharist! The ‘burning bush’ of today is Holy Eucharist!

The Denial of Holy Eucharist

Those who deny that Jesus said in the present tense: ‘This is My Body…This is the Chalice of My Blood,’ are enemies to their own souls. How can anyone deny that at the Last Supper when He took bread into His hands and gave to His disciples, saying: “Take ye and eat (Mt 26:26), This is My Body, Which is given for you” (Lk 22:19). In like manner, after supper, taking also the Chalice into His holy and venerable hands (1Co 11:25), and giving thanks, He blessed, and gave to His disciples, saying: “Drink ye, all of this (Mt 26:27), This is the Chalice of My Blood (Lk 22:20), of the New and Eternal Testament (Mk 14:24; 1Jn 5:11), Which shall be shed for you (Lk 22:20), and for many (Mk 14:24), unto the remission of sins (Mt 26:28). As often as ye do these things, ye shall do them in commemoration of Me” (1Co 11:24-26).

Notice here when Jesus said: ‘This is the Chalice of My Blood…Which shall be shed for you…’ that this is not just one statement, but two distinct statements. ‘This is the Chalice of My Blood’ is a fact right at that moment that did not wait until He shed His Blood at His Crucifixion. The transubstantiation took place at that declaration, at that moment. When He said: ‘Which shall be shed for you..’ was a prophecy of the act which would be finished at Calvary. Anyone who denies either of these two statements and acts is certainly not Christian, and are most certainly heretics and false prophets, to which the 30,000 Protestant sects belong.

Jesus warned us: “But there are some of you that believe not” (Jn 6:65). And again: “Many false prophets shall rise and shall seduce many. And because iniquity has abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved” (Mt 24:11-13).

To be a Christian

Saint Paul says: “The Chalice of Benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord? For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread” (1Co 10:16,17). Here he emphasizes that this is ‘partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ’ and not in a symbol or representation thereof. Since we are receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, and being ‘one bread, one body,’ we are formed into the one Mystical Body of Christ. Anyone who denies this is obviously not Catholic, and therefor not Christian. To be a Christian is to be ‘one’ in Christ, in all of His teachings and Sacraments, ‘one bread, one body’ not all the divisions we have today.

These antichrists forget or maybe deny that Jesus said: “I am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My Flesh, for the life of the world.” The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: ‘How can this Man give us His Flesh to eat?’ Then Jesus said to them: “Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the Flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, you shall not have Life in you. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has Everlasting Life and I will raise him up in the last day. For My Flesh is meat indeed and My Blood is drink indeed. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me: and I in him. As the Living Father has sent Me and I live by the Father: so he that eats Me, the same also shall live by Me. This is the Bread that came down from Heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eats this Bread shall live for ever” (Jn 6:51-59).

The Real Presence of Christ

In this Sacrament of His ‘Living Bread’ – Holy Eucharist we receive spirit, grace, and life, in Jesus, and in Eucharist we are made the sons of God: “But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His Name, who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (Jn 1:12,13).

Jesus said: “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (Jn 14:20). We who believe, are the body of Christ (1Co 12:27), and though being many, are one body in Him (Rm 12:5). We are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones (Ep 5:30). He is the Saviour of His body, and we His Church are subject to Him (Ep 5:23,24). For of Him, and by Him, and in Him, are all things, to Him be glory for ever. Amen (Rm 11:36).

The Eucharistic Reign of Christ

It is through the valid reception of Holy Eucharist that we enter into the Eucharistic reign of Christ, which is the unity and oneness of man in God, and God in man. Jesus prayed to our Father: “Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As Thou have sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world, and for them do I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in Me. That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory which Thou hast given Me, I have given to them: that they may be one, as We also are One. I in them, and Thou in Me: that they may be made perfect in one: and the world may know that Thou hast sent Me and hast loved them, as Thou hast also loved Me” (Jn 17:17-23).

“For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart…Having therefore a great high priest that hath passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God: let us hold fast our confession” (Hb 4:12,14).

The just man lives by faith – not by intellect

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes: to the Jew first and to the Greek. For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man lives by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice, because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God has manifested it unto them, for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable” (Rm 1:16-20).

All of the Sacraments have been ordained by Christ and are a means of Divine Grace being given to the soul. We look to Jesus, “the author and finisher of faith” (Hb 12:2).

Jesus said: “The time is accomplished and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel” (Mk 1:15).

When I hesitated in writing this, Our Lord gave me the following verses: “So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from My mouth, and shalt tell it them from Me. When I say to the wicked: O wicked man, thou shalt surely die: if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked man from his way: that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou tell the wicked man, that he may be converted from his ways, and he be not converted from his way he shall die in his iniquity: but thou hast delivered thy soul” (Ez 33:7-9).

“I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee…Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever” (Hb 13:5,7,8).

Holy Eucharist: “My Lord and my God(Jn 20:28).

Do all Christians have Christian Citizenship?

All Roman Catholics, all Protestants, all Orthodox (Greek, Russian etc) all Coptics, call themselves ‘Christians’. Is this really so? In a sense they are correct, but in the fulness of truth they do not have Christian Citizenship!

Let me explain this by the way of my own personal civilian experience.
I was born in Northern Ireland and was made a ward of the British Court system at the age of 5. By being born in Ireland I also had the option of being an Irish citizen. At the age of 19 I decided to emigrate to the United States of America. My choices were to get an Irish passport or a British one. I opted to go completely legal and get release from being a ward of the British system, thus avoiding any problems later in life from that source.

I arrived in the USA in June 1956, and as requested by my alien status I made myself available to be drafted into the US Army for a two year period. In actual fact I enlisted for three years because of the benefits at the end of my tour of duty. When I joined the army, I was given a uniform with two labels on it: the first one was ‘U S Army’, and another label ‘Devlin’. I was an American, and American soldier, sworn to defend the United States. I was happy and proud to be an American – but I was an alien American and not an American citizen.

After being honorably discharged at the age of 24, I was legally qualified to apply for citizenship in my adopted country which had welcomed me in 1956. Having purchased and studied a book published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, application was made through the courts for citizenship, and after satisfying the judge that I knew some American history, he had me place my hand on my heart and swear allegiance to my new country – ‘one nation under God.’ A very happy American was now an American citizen! I had the same rights as every other citizen of the USA. America was good to me and I continually give thanks.

Similarly, when I was born, I was baptized about 30 days later. Made my first Confessions and Holy Communion at age7. Confirmed in the Holy Ghost at 11, and was then a full Christian Citizen. In the intervening years I lived up to the demands of the Catholic Church, adhered to the Seven Sacraments, the Precepts of the Church, and studied the Scriptures. In other words, I lived up to my commitments for Christian Citizenship.

The Seven Sacraments are the seven pillars of wisdom (Pr 9:1), which are the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt 16:19).

It is in our becoming a Christian Citizen, that we become one in Christ, and He becomes one in us. That is we are translated into the new man which is the Christian Citizen. There is only one way that this can be accomplished, and one way only – we must believe, live, and fulfill the Seven Sacraments of the Church as given to us by Jesus Himself. There are no exceptions and no short-cuts.

Jesus established the Seven Sacraments in Himself for our citizenship and oneness in Him. These Seven Sacraments allow man of his own free will to return to full citizenship in God.
First. At the Fall, in the act of disobedience, man fell from grace (Gn 3:24). The creature, made to the image of God was destroyed, but in the Sacrament of Baptism the way was made for man to be washed and renewed in God’s peace (Gn 8:11). Jesus established the Sacrament of Baptism by His Own baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan (Mt 3:13-16).

Second. Man would continue to sin, and so God instituted the Sacrament of Confessions, for man to be made immaculate again. Jesus gave the ordained Apostles power to forgive sins: “Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you…He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father has sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them and He said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained” (Jn 20:22-23). He also said: “Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in Heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning anything whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by My Father Who is in Heaven” (Mt 18:18,19). See here the two, the priest and the penitent.

Third. God set up the Sacrament of Holy Communion, so that man could come back to unity in Him, and God could re-enter His creature – man, thus allowing man to return into holy co-union in God, which unity Adam gave away to Satan at the Fall. “Whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke and gave to His disciples and said: Take ye and eat. This is My Body. And taking the chalice, He gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this” (Mt 28:26,27)…“And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me” (Lk 22:19). (See also Jn 6:51-57).

Fourth. God recognized in man that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, and so, He established the Sacrament of Confirmation to assist man, to receive the Spirit of God, that is, the Holy Ghost, back into his life. Jesus promised:“I will ask the Father: and He shall give you another Paraclete, that He may abide with you for ever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, nor knows Him. But you shall know Him; because He shall abide with you and shall be in you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you” (Jn 14:16,26). He told them: “And I send the promise of My Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high” (Lk 24:49). Then it was fulfilled: “And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak” (Ac 2:2-4).

Fifth. At the Fall, the unity of man and woman in marriage was broken, and the evil one became an intruder in marriage. God established the Sacrament of Matrimony, whereby man and woman could return to holy unity in each other, symbolic of the unity of God and man. Jesus said: “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mk 10:6-9). See the conformation of this in the marriage feast of Cana (Jn 2:1-11).

Sixth. At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God, and man could no longer minister in God’s creation, because of his enslavement to the Devil. God established a way for man to minister to Him in purity and truth, through the Sacrament of Holy Order of the Priesthood. Jesus confirmed this: “And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me…And you are they who have continued with Me in My temptations, and I dispose to you, as My Father has disposed to Me, a Kingdom, that you may eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom, and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Lk 22:19,28-30).

Seventh. At the Fall, man incurred the sin of death when he disobeyed God, and became subject to the eternal death of Satan. God established the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, allowing man to avoid eternal death, and come to the lasting and highest anointing, which we receive in Jesus – that is – Eternal Life. “And it came to pass afterwards that He went into a city that is called Naim…And when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow…Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, He said to her: Weep not. And He came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And He said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead sat up and begun to speak. And He gave him to his mother” (Lk 7:11-15). It is also written: “Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man avails much” (Jm 5:14-16).

He who denies any of these Sacraments denies Jesus Christ Who said: “He that shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father Who is in Heaven” (Mt 10:33). He also said: “Many are called, but few are chosen(Mt 20:16).

In summary for Christian Citizenship:
The first two Sacraments, Baptism and Confessions, are given to us for our personal preparation in pleasing God.
The second two Sacraments, Holy Communion and Confirmation, are for our gaining co-union and unity in God.
The third two Sacraments, Matrimony and Holy Order, are for our perfection and station in life.
The last Sacrament, Extreme Unction, is the final anointing of our eternal unity forever in The Eternal Word, which is entrance into Heaven.

These are the requirements given by Jesus for Christian Citizenship. Some people may wear the uniform, but they may not necessarily be citizens! It is written: “I know your tribulation and your poverty, but you art rich. And you are blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before your feet. And they shall know that I have loved you” (Apoc 2:9;3:9).

It is only by keeping the Seven Sacraments given to us by God that we have Christian Citizenship: “Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners: but you are fellow citizens with the saints and the domestics of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in Whom all the building, being framed together, grows up into an holy temple in the Lord in Whom you also are built together into an habitation of God in the Spirit” (Ep 2:19-22).

I encourage all people to seek full citizenship in Christianity.