ENSLAVE A NATION
by Brother Gregory
August 29, 2009
do you enslave a whole nation, even the whole world? In ancient Egypt
the people paid 20% of everything they earned each year to the government
and they called it bondage, but in many countries of the “world”
today the people pay far more to their governments each year and they
call it freedom. 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. When the “voice of the people” 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. The warnings have been extensive from the Old Testament to Peter, Paul and Revelations.
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, the people sign up for servitude. That is exactly what people have done in America and around the world. Edmund Burke once said that “The people never give up their liberties except under some dilution.”
Man has, from the beginning, been seduced by promises of vain glory and self serving security with disastrous consequences. 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 servitude 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 ignorance where we fail to learn from history because we fail to understand 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.”
The bondage of Egypt was servitude. Moses was sent to free the people from it. If people are to understand what will set the captive free 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”
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 scorpion as the burdens increase and the promise of security and liberty 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, however the “large subject population and enforceable corvée system” was not well established until August 14, 1935.
We all know that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to its jurisdiction.” 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.
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 employees in the United States and many other nations contribute a much higher amount of their labor each day through federal taskmasters 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 snare that brings the people into servitude by consent of the covetous. 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?
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.” 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.
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 biblical and prophetic commandments and the directives of Christ. These bonds of servitude result from our prayers and applications, agreements and acceptance, 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.
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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. You will not be free until you are willing to set your neighbor free.
2. Income tax in Egypt remains 20%, while in Israel, United States and Australia it ranges to over 50%.
3. Deuteronomy 17:16
4. “Voice of the People” See also 1 Samuel Chapter 8.
5. Luke 22:25, Mark 10:42, Matthew 20:25
6. Psalms 69:22, 23:1, 1:10-18, Exodus 23:32-33, 34:15, Judges 2:2
7. 2 Peter 2:3
8. Romans 11:9, 2 Corinthians 6:16
9. Revelation 2:6, 2:15. Who are the Nicolaitans?
10. Genesis 47:19
11. Employ vs Enslave, - Video
12. 2 Peter 2:18
13. “Servitude. A term which indicates the subjection of one person to another person...” Bouvier’s 8th, 1859
14. History of Slavery, Susan Everett
15. Luke 4:18
16. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008
17. 1 Kings 12:11
18. 2 Peter 2:19
19. Citizenship vs Citizenship
20. Social Security Act, August 14,1935, TITLE VIII, SEC. 801. and TITLE 42 § 12111.
21. Article 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.... 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
23. Federal Employee Identification Number. [SSN or TIN]
24. Federal Employer Identification Number. [EIN]
25. Psalms 69:22 , Romans 11:9
26. Proverbs 1:10
27. “Traditional Sources of Economic Security”
28. The Corban
29. Proverbs 23:1
30. Ezekiel 11:3-12, Micah 3:1...
31. Exodus 20:17, Romans 7:7, 13:9, Psalms 119:36, Proverbs 21:26, Jeremiah 22:17, Ezekiel 33:31, Mark 7:22, Luke 12:15, Ephesians 5:3, 1 Timothy 3:3, 2 Peter 2:3
32. Matthew 20:25, Mark 10:42, Luke 22:25
33. Exodus 23:32, Matthew 5:34, James 5:12, 2 Corinthians 6:16
34. Living Network Local groups
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Brother Gregory was born in America in 1948. His father was a practicing attorney and his mother the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. He Married in 1973, and is the Father of 6 children with a growing number of grandchildren. He grew up in southeast Texas, attending private schools, entering the seminary at 13, where he studied Latin, Greek, and theology. In the course of these studies he began to become aware of secrets hidden for centuries within ancient libraries that began to reveal a more fundamental purpose in the gospel of Christ. His quest to understand the “whole truth” has led him down a labyrinth of law and language, history and prophecy, fable and fallacy, in a unique portrait of bondage and betrayal, liberty and freedom, and the solution and salvation.
He is the author of several books, include The Covenants of the gods, Thy Kingdom Comes, and The Free Church Report, dozens of pamphlets, audio, and video recordings. He has appeared on radio and television “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God” which is at hand, within your reach. His common theme is how are men brought into bondage and how are they made free souls under God. His hope and prayer is to bring man's relationship with the God of creation and his relationship with the gods of the “world” into a new perspective and light. Knowing the truth shall set you free, if we will do the will of our Father in heaven.
He now lives near Summer Lake, Oregon where he continues to care for his family, tending sheep of the Church and overseeing the edification of the Church established by Christ in the hearts and minds of congregations of the people, for the people, by the people who will seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.