Posted by: dreamstarworld | 02/11/2008

Why Would Christ Whip The Money-Changers Out The Temple: Is There A Lesson Here In Our Current Financial Mess?

The Gospel ofMatthew 21:12-13 says that “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 moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, ‘It is written’, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

Strong words which still echo down through to our time.

2000 years later, the world is gripped in a financial mess. Most of it orchestrated by “dark forces” which are at work. These forces operate across borders. They have permeated religion, politics and the economic spheres. In each of these departments of life, there is clear intrigue, sophistry and deception which is dragging down the integrity and confidence of many sincere people.

Religion (Christianity) today is nothing more than a disguised form of legitimized capitalism with a license to rob and steal from gullible, unsuspecting and fragile-minded individuals.

Politics today is a “mish-mash” of clueless individuals whose only modus operandi is wielding power over its citizens through lies, spin, deception and subterfuge.

But what can be said about the economic realm?

Below is a compilation of powerful historical statements by men of renown who through the lens of clarity foresaw  a time that would be unlike any other time if we did not act to preserve all of our liberties through concerted action and knowledge-based awareness.

Here is a spot of social history:

First of all, let us look at Jewish history as a point of reference where there is a record of the common practice of setting up money changers in the temple area during the Jewish Passover.

The Talmud states the following:

“Beginning on the 1st of Adar (the month before Passover), a proclamation was made to the people that they should prepare the Shekalim . . .

On the 15th day of Adar, moneychangers were sent out to collect the Half-Shekel for its donation . . .

On the 25th day of Adar, moneychangers were installed in the Temple itself to help in the collecting the Half-Shekel donation” – (Megillah 29a-b)

Not only were the moneychangers robbing the people, but history records that excessive prices were being charged by those who were selling animals used in Temple sacrifice.

The Jewish Mishna states that because of greed, the market for birds rose so much that not even the poorer woman of the community could afford them.

Rabban Shimon ben Gamaliel the Elder, a leading rabbi of his time and a descendant of Gamaliel whom the Bible says trained the Apostle Paul as a Pharisee, before Paul had come to Christ, took immediate action to lower the market price.

Even many of the high priests during the first century seemed to have given up their love of God for the love of money.

Most notably the High priest whom Jesus was brought before, Annas, along with his five sons who succeeded him to that position.

The Temple sacrifice during their reigns can best be summed up by the words – “The Marketplace of the Family of Annas”.

The historian Josephus sheds some light on the actions of one member of this family, Annas the younger, the man who had James (the writer of the book of James in the Bible and the brother of Jesus) stoned to death.

Josephus states:

“The high priest, Ananus, (after he had been relieved from his office) to some degree, was respected and feared by the citizens, but in a bad way; for he loved to hoard money. He became good friends with Albinus, and of the newly installed high priest.

He did so by offering them bribes; he also had wicked servants, who associated with the most vilest sort of characters,  went to the thrashing-floors, and took the tithes that belonged to the priests by force, and beat anyone who would not give these tithes to them.

So the other high priests that followed him as well as his servants acted likewise, without anyone being able to stop them; so that some of the priests, those who were old and were being supported with those tithes, died for lack of food.”

As a matter of fact, Jewish history records that these high priests who walked the temple courts during the first century, were despised by the majority of the people for their brutality and hunger for money.

So much so that there is a strong condemnation of these men in the Talmud.

Tosefta, Menachoth 13.21 states in a Rabbinic Lament over the brutality of the Sadducees – Abba Saul ben Betnith and Abba Jose ben Johanan of Jerusalem says:

“Woe to the house of Boethus! Woe to me because of their rods!”

(Simon, son of Boethus, father in-law to Herod. He was a high priest during the reign of Herod the Great)!!!

In a Satanic twist of fate, the rod of Jesus used in AD 30 was now instrumental in whipping the poor, the dispossessed and the innocent into submission.

In contemporary postmodern 21st century society the whip being used by those in positions of authority and leadership is subterfuge, moral hazard & panic, threats of martial law,  salacious taxation and egregious laws which hang around the necks of the poor like an Albatross in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

History recounts how Sir Josiah Stamp, Director and President of the Bank of England during the 1920’s made these fascinating claims that:

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin.”

Sir Stamp added that:

“Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from the bankers and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money and to control credit.”

This from a money-changer who was the second richest man in Britain at the time of Great Depression One.

What is remarkable is the language he uses to describe what must surely be a demonically engineered institution that must be destroyed if mankind has any hope of true economic freedom.

Thankfully, the Scriptures has prophesied that God will bring complete ruin and destruction to such a diabolical system.

Cecil Rhodes argued that the secret banking cabal only directive is to see that:

“Our goal is gradually to absorb the wealth of the world”.

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) said that “If you want to make someone angry tell him a lie; if you want to make him furious, tell him the truth.” Yet the Bible reminds us that men will believe a lie for the truth!!!

He suggest that:

“All truth passes through three stages.

First, it is ridiculed; second it is violently opposed; and third it is accepted as self-evident.”

Thomas Jefferson reminded us that, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property, until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Yet many remain apathetic as to the course our world is currently on, especially Americans who are seeing their wealth disappear, their jobs dissipate and their social structure inch toward Great Depression 2…

Colonel Edward Mandel House’s ominous warning is upon every American family. He warns them that:

“Very soon every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging.”

Is this reminiscent of policies afoot to database the whole of the American medical records system?

House suggest that:

“By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency.”

“Every American will be forced to register or suffer being able to work and earn a living.”

“They will be our chattels (property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions”.

“Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificates) to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges”.

“They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability”.

“After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges”.

“This will inevitably reap us huge profit beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud, which we will call ‘Social Insurance’.”

“Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servants, however begrudgingly.”

“The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (Presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plot against America.”

What an assertion!!! How do individuals handle those kinds of truths or are they seen as just speculative gobble-de-goo?

Here is a prime example of this is the market crash of 1929 and the resulting Great Depression.

Just prior to the market crash, the economy was thriving. However, the banks made drastic changes in their lending policies by refusing new loans to stabilize growing businesses.

At the same time they demanded payment on existing loans so that money was quickly taken out of circulation and was not replaced.

America was put in a “Depression” and in deep trouble. There were plenty of goods for sale, jobs to be done but very little money to be had.

Workers were laid off and the banks took possession of tens of thousands of homes, farms and businesses through foreclosure.

This “cycle” of “boom and bust” continues today through the same monetary manipulation by the private banking industry and the dark and sinister forces at work behind the scenes.

A close examination of the past [9] decades would show that through all the recessions, depressions, untold personal and corporate bankruptcies, wars and human suffering – only one industry has consistently shown growth, and phenomenal growth at that – and that is the banking industry.

Do a fact check and see how much the global banking industry has received in hand outs from taxpayers dollars!!!

If that is not wealth-transfer, then what is it?

If you own the golden goose that lays the golden eggs, you can’t help but accumulate enormous wealth.

Here is a direct quote from an edition of the American Bankers Association magazine in 1924 which clearly illustrates the true intent of these “dark forces” at work:

“Capital must be protected in every possible way. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When through the process of law, the common people lose their homes; they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of Government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers. These truths are well known among our principal men who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world. By dividing the voter through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance. It is thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished.”

Larry Bates, former professor of economics, a banker for 11 years, a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives , Chair on the Committee on Banking and Commerce and author of the bestselling book The New Economic Disorder warns:

“I can tell you right now that there is going to be a crash of unprecedented proportions. A crash like we have never seen before in this country. The greatest shock of this decade is that more people are about to lose more money than at any time before in history, but the second greatest shock will be the incredible amount of money a relatively small group of people will make at the same time. You see, in periods of economic upheaval in periods of economic crisis, wealth is not destroyed, it is merely transferred.”

There you have it – clearly the more things seem to change – the more they stay the same.

The moneychangers have not changed their agenda in  over 2000 years.
They continue to fleece us on every level. Yet mankind seem impotent to do anything while a select group rob us blind of our statutory well-being and our right to exist as free, moral agents created in the image of a Sovereign God who does Not even violate our power to choose.
But the Apostle James’ warning to the rich oppressors is very stark and poignant:

“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.”

One final destructive act on the part of Christ will clear the threshing floor of the husks of hypocrisy, greed and  the evil gain by a system that has made commodity of poor, booty of the innocence and collateral of the disenfranchised.

The ultimate justice will be a world steeped in poverty for which riches and wealth will no longer have  precedence, rule or value  – where the last vestiges of a  6000 year Satanic rule will ultimately be bound up in a bottomless pit by an Angelic chain of circumstances for which they will be no reprieve.

A day not far distant and a day where many will mourn – yet a day where many will rejoice…

Be inspired!!!

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  1. Nice and informative.Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great article you told the truth , people must learn that usuary is the cos of their missery.

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  3. For a well documented account that mirrors much of what has been said here, read “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin. This book includes a bibliography and many of the statements made here.

    The book is available at Amazon.com for around $20, and is 600 pages in length. There is a downloadable (searchable) electronic version as well. Each chapter has a preview and a summary at the end. By just reading the summarized parts of the book only about 1 hour need be spent. From there it is up to the reader’s interest to get into the details.

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  4. Reblogged this on Lolathecur's Blog.

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  5. “Religion (Christianity) today is nothing more than a disguised form of legitimized capitalism with a license to rob and steal from gullible, unsuspecting and fragile-minded individuals.”

    Clean this statement up! This is an opinion, not a fact. True Christianity never calls for such a definition and is against such a practice. That there are charlatans who use the term Christianity to do their money-grabbing is evident. To call this practice Christianity is disingenuous. Call their shameful practice what it is: pseudo-Christianity and thievery. The Bible is very clear about this matter.

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  6. Correction: “Religion (Christianity) today is nothing more than a disguised form of legitimized capitalism with a license to rob and steal from gullible, unsuspecting and fragile-minded individuals.”

    Clean this statement up! This is an opinion, not a fact. True Christianity never calls for such a definition and is against such a practice. That there are charlatans who use the term Christianity to do their money-grabbing is evident. To call this practice “Christianity” is disingenuous. Call their shameful practice what it is: pseudo-Christianity and thievery. The Bible is very clear about this matter.

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