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Romans 13To Enslave a Nation

In ancient Egypt the people paid 20% of everything they earned each year to the government and they called it bondage,1 but in most countries of the “world” today the people pay far more to their governments each year and they call it freedom.2 There has been a plethora of theories as to why and how governments obtain the legal power to compel people to labor without pay under the enforceable authority of statutory systems of public service. The answer is rather straightforward, but most people will not want to hear the truth of it.

In the Bible God explained that we were not to give any elected leader the power to return us to the bondage of Egypt because we were not to live under that kind of government ever again.3 When the “voice of the people”4 elected Saul God brought up this tendency of men to return to that subjective servitude and detailed what would come of us if we were foolish enough to reject Him and go back to those wicked ways. Thomas Paine extensively quotes that warning in his pamphlet Common Sense. It was a topic of discussion in every chapel and Church in early America, but the modern Church seldom even mentions it. Jesus even warned us about men like Pharaoh who could exercise authority.5 The warnings have been extensive from the Old Testament6 to Peter,7 Paul8 and Revelations9.

People always have and always will return to that servitude when they reject God. The truth is, like in the days of the Israelite bondage in Egypt,10 the people sign up for servitude. That is exactly what people have done in America and around the world.11 Edmund Burke once said that “The people never give up their liberties except under some dilution.” This was a sentiment seconded by Benjamin Franklin who said, “Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it.

The natural man has, from the beginning, been seduced by promises of vain glory and self serving security with disastrous consequences.12 Because of a lack of faith, or knowledge, or both, people often believe they cannot obtain what they think they need without applying to and making agreements with men who call themselves benefactors but exercise authority. This is the process by which people have gone into social, political, and economic servitude13 since the dawn of mankind.

According to some versions of history and the theatrical images handed us by Hollywood the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. The vision of skinny half starved slaves, dragging monolithic stones, while fat taskmasters whipped them, may provoke cinematic sympathy, but it is a distortion of reality which leads us into a vulnerable state of mind where we fail to learn from history because we are distracted and deluded by deceptive images of it.

“Slaves never became an important ingredient of Egyptian civilization. The large subject population and enforceable corvée system - by which serfs had to work temporarily as slaves - made a permanent force of slaves unnecessary.”14

The bondage of Egypt was not like what we identify as slavery, yet, Moses was sent to free the people from it. If people are to understand what will set the captive free15 they must first understand how they got to that shackled state of servitude.

The French and old English word corvée means “work on public projects that is required by law. Under the Roman Empire, certain classes of the population owed personal services to the state or to private proprietors”16

How can you seduce a whole nation, even the whole “world” into servitude? The burden at first is often light or placed on a select few to spread the seeds of covetousness through envy and jealousy. Over time the taskmaster's whip may smart like the bite of a scorpion17 as the burdens increase and the promise of security and liberty18 becomes a lie, existing only in the people's hopeful, but deluded imagination.

After the civil war in the United States a need for a permanent force of slaves also became unnecessary with the advent of a new type of citizenship,19 however the “large subject population and enforceable corvée system” was not well established until August 14, 1935.20

We all know that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to its jurisdiction.”21 But voluntary servitude is not only legal it has become the way of the “world”. This was also true in Egypt and knowing that history repeats itself we might take a closer look at the successful solution and salvation which brought redemption.22

The Israelites had been conquered by their own greed, jealousy, and envy. They found themselves in a position where they needed to contractually volunteer into a system of perpetual servitude or starve. They joined an eleemosynary trust, as enfranchised citizen members of an Egyptian run bureaucracy of government welfare established by the Pharaoh through Joseph.

The administration of this governing agency at first was truly the benefactor of the people because it was able to provide for their needs during the “climate change” that had caused once fertile plains to become dust bowls of failed crops and famine. The great depression which engulfed the land was relieved with provisions supplied at the Pharaoh's personal expense.

What this Egyptian government did was make an offer to the people which you might call a new deal. Under the Pharaoh's Eleemosynary Department, which we might call the PhED, his government provided a social security system for it's members. In turn the people would annually give the PhED a portion of their labor.

This made the Egyptian government very powerful and the people very subject. The process continued after each Pharaoh, living on in a succession of Egyptian corporations. Each new administration was progressively less benevolent. The benefits might increase or decrease, but always at the expense of the people, not the PhED itself.

Income tax in Egypt today is still only 20% for individuals and corporations, as set by Joseph thousands of years ago, yet employees23 in the United States and many other nations contribute a much higher amount of their labor each day through federal taskmasters24 in unpaid personal service to a modern contemporary PhED making them very powerful and the people very subject.

These rulers of the people may call themselves benefactors, but in fact they never give away anything they have not taken away from the people first. This kind of government and social welfare has always been a snare25 that brings the people into servitude by consent of the covetous.26 The bondage of this civil servitude is made more secure and escape proof through two common factors, democracy and debt.

When the people choose to take from their neighbor for their personal benefit and rulers are given the power to borrow against the full faith and credit of the future of the people this form of political and economic social servitude is almost inescapable and personal redemption impossible. What is the answer? People petition rulers who exercise authority for answers but the truth is not in them.

The Social Security Administration points out that “All peoples throughout all of human history have faced the uncertainties brought on by unemployment, illness, disability, death and old age.”27 They go on to explain how the Greeks “stockpiled olive oil” to provide economic security. Or the medieval feudal system provided an economic security through the Lords of the manor and even go so far as to suggest that during the Middle Ages “charity as a formal economic arrangement also appeared for the first time.”

Nothing could be farther from the truth unless the Social Security Administration considers the phrase “formal economic arrangement” to mean a compulsory system of compelled offerings based on contractual application, membership, and participation, which created a statutory obligations and duty of one class of citizen to the ruling elite, elected or not. Of course, if it did then the word charity is completely out of place. In fact this would be identical to the Corban of the Pharisees that violated the commandments and made the word of God to none effect.28

Under Cain, Nimrod, Egypt and Imperial Rome, and even to this very day, the people have applied for the free bread and benefits from rulers who exercise authority and secured their personal welfare at the expense of their liberty and the liberty of their neighbors. This was and is a clear violation of biblical29 and prophetic30 commandments31 and the directives of Christ.32 These bonds of servitude result from our prayers and applications, agreements and acceptance,33 to and these so called benefactors who exercise authority one over the other contrary to the will and words of Christ. Claims of no full disclosure, no law, or unconstitutional usurpations will and should fall on deaf ears. It is our own covetous agreements, apathy, our sloth and our failure to live and love our neighbors by faith, hope and charity, that has brought us back into bondage.

“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.” Proverbs 12:24

What can we do about our present state of servitude? We do have choices. We can plead and protest, shake a fist at taskmasters and tyrants, or we can listen to the advise of the redeemers of nations like Abraham, Moses and Christ who freed and saved the people as these systems of servitude and unrighteous trust failed. We can repent and seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Stop coveting your neighbor's goods through the agency of men who call themselves benefactors but exercise authority over the people. Come together in the liberty and name of Christ loving your neighbor as yourself. Learn to live by faith, hope, and charity instead of the sword of your rulers. Seek the perfect law of liberty in a living network of love.34 You will not be free until you are willing to set your neighbor free.

 

Other links on this subject

Employ vs Enslave, SS Video Series 7-10 7:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuz-hFKM_Ts

Employ vs Enslave from the book "The Covenants of the gods"
What is the difference between being employed and being enslaved?
http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/bklt/cog4enslavebklt.pdf Printable 5" X 8 1/2" Pamphlets
http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/bklt/cog4enslavest.pdf Standard 8 1/2"X 11" Print Friendly

Chapter 4. of the book The Covenants of the gods
Employ vs Enslave
http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/gods/cog4eve.php


Footnotes:



1Genesis 47:24 “And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.”

2Income tax in Egypt remains 20% or less while in Israel, the United States and Australia it ranges to a high from 35 to over 50%. At least Quatar and the Vatican have no income tax.

3Deuteronomy 17:16 “... nor cause the people to return to Egypt,.... forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”

4“Voice of the People” http://www.hisholychurch.org/news/articles/voice.php See also 1 Samuel Chapter 8.

5Luke 22:25 “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But it shall not be so among you...” Mark 10:42, Matthew 20:25

6Psalms 69:22 “Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.”

Proverbs 23:1 “When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

Proverbs 1:10-18 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

Exodus 23:32-33 “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.”

Exodus 34:15 “Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;”

Judges 2:2 “And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?”

72 Peter 2:3 “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”

8 Romans 11:9 “And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:”

2 Corinthians 6:16 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

9Revelation 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Revelation 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Who are the Nicolaitans? http://www.hisholychurch.org/media/books/TKC/TKCn-4AppenNicolaitan.html

10Genesis 47:19 “Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh...”

11Chapter 4. of the book The Covenants of the gods, Employ vs Enslave http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/gods/cog4eve.php

Also, a short Video introduction, Employ vs Enslave, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuz-hFKM_Ts

122 Peter 2:18 “For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.”

13“Servitude. A term which indicates the subjection of one person to another person, or of a person to a thing, or of a thing to a person, or of a thing to a thing.” Bouvier’s 8th, 1859

14History of Slavory, Susan Everett

15Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

16Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008

171 Kings 12:11 “And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.”

182 Peter 2:19 “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.”

19Chapter 3. of the book The Covenants of the gods, Citizenship vs Citizenship, http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/gods/cog3cvc.php

20Social Security Act, August 14,1935, TITLE VIII---TAXES WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYMENT, INCOME TAX ON EMPLOYEES, SEC. 801. In addition to other taxes, there shall be levied, collected, and paid upon the income of every individual a tax equal to the following percentages of wages (as defined in section 811). Sec. 811. When used in this title... (b) The Term “employment” means any service, of whatever nature, performed within the United States by an employee for his employer except---

[Employee. The term “employee” means an individual employed by an employer. With respect to employment in a foreign country: such term includes an individual who is a citizen of the United States. TITLE 42 § 12111.]

21Article XIII Constitution for the United States.

22“Redemption is deliverance from the power of an alien dominion and the enjoyment of the resulting freedom. It involves the idea of restoration to one who possesses a more fundamental right or interest. The best example of redemption in the Old Testament was the deliverance of the children of Israel from bondage, from the dominion of the alien power in Egypt.” Zondervan’s Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible.

23Someone with a Federal Employee Identification Number. [SSN or TIN]

24Someone with a Federal Employer Identification Number. [EIN]

25Psalms 69:22 “Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.” Romans 11:9 “And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:”

26Proverbs 1:10 “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”

27“Traditional Sources of Economic Security” http://www.ssa.gov/history/briefhistory3.html :

28The Corban of the Pharisees http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/corban.php

29Proverbs 23:1 “When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee:...” Proverbs 1:10 “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not....”

30Ezekiel 11:3-12 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.... This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof...”

Micah 3:1... “...Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him....”

31Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s.”

Romans 7:7 “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.”

Romans 13:9 “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying,”

Psalms 119:36 “Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.”

Proverbs 21:26 “He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.”

Jeremiah 22:17 “But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.”

Ezekiel 33:31 “And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.”

Mark 7:22 “Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”

Luke 12:15 “ And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.””Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.”

Ephesians 5:3 “ But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;”

1 Timothy 3:3 “Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

2 Peter 2:3 “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”

32Matthew 20:25 “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you:”

Mark 10:42 “But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you:”

Luke 22:25 “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so:”

33Exodus 23:32 “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.”

Matthew 5:34 “But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:”

James 5:12 “But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”

2 Corinthians 6:16 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

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