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Last updated on October 29, 2023

Behold, I [Jesus] send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves.
Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.


Matthew 10:16


When an economics class insisted that socialism worked because it was a great equalizer, the professor followed up by saying, “Okay. We’ll have an experiment. I’ll average the grades, and everyone will receive the same grade. No one fails, but no one receives an “A.”

After the first test, the professor averaged the grades, and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset, and those who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little studied even less, and the ones who studied hard previously decided they wanted a free ride, too, so they studied only a little.

The second test average was a D!

No one was happy.

When the third test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings.

To everyone’s great surprise, all failed. The professor told them, “Socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when the government takes all the reward away, no one cares enough to succeed for the benefit of someone else.

The above story, quoted from several sources on the Internet, may be spurious, but it’s an interesting analysis of the mechanics of socialism. None of us are so Godly and self-sacrificing that we are willing to work our behinds off for the State’s welfare without regard to our personal sacrifice and the cost to ourselves.

And neither is it biblical. “‘For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: ‘If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat’” (II Thessalonians 3:10).

Socialism takes away the hard work ethic that Americans historically have been known for and equalizes available resources for “the good of all.”

Socialism runs counter to Christian beliefs because the government has taken away the individual’s freedom and ability to choose, and what’s “good for all” has been forced on society by a godless government.

The government, for example, is not wise enough to determine what’s best for my family, and when they rob me to give what is rightfully mine to someone else, most of the surplus ends up in the pockets of those who least deserve it.

In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, found in Matthew 25:1-13, the five young women who brought extra containers of oil for their lamps were not “forced” to share with those who didn’t. Why? Because there would not have been enough “capital” or oil available to care for everyone who came to meet the bridegroom.

The five virgins without sufficient oil were not disabled—they could talk, walk, think, and reason. Implied in the context is they could care for themselves. Jesus called them “unwise.” The wise virgins instructed them to “go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.”

Implicit in the story is a free market economy where resources are available, implying that the foolish virgins could have bought some earlier but didn’t.

The foolish maidens preferred to depend on handouts from the wise who had planned, much like many today are looking for the government to take care of them in the form of bailouts for fiscal mismanagement; free money for cars, houses, and education; entitlements for government welfare; funding social issues like abortion; and free health insurance that could bankrupt our country.

Jesus admonished us to help the poor, saying they would always be with us, the thought being that no matter what a nation does to equalize wealth, it goes counter to God’s natural law.

Everyone is not guaranteed the ability to own a home, have health insurance, or whatever else our government decides should be funded by those with more. The government will end up robbing its citizens to pay for what is not affordable.

Socialism is not sustainable because fewer and fewer will be able to survive economically at a high enough level to provide for those who are unwilling. The government will dupe many into thinking they can’t make it to validate their desire for ultimate control. The whole system will collapse under its waste of misallocated resources and broken dreams.

Too many young people believe they are entitled to “more.” Someone insisted in response to my arguments on Facebook, “The government is going to take care of me.”

Good luck with that. The problem is somebody has to pay. Ultimately, we all pay because we all suffer when people experiencing poverty suffer, and there will be many more who are truly poor.

When limited resources are squandered by propping up those who deserve to fail, and the government uses the available capital to equalize all there is, everyone suffers. We see this now and will see more of it because we’re currently using money that doesn’t exist.

The future earnings of our children, borrowed money from other countries, fiat money created by our government, Social Security, and probably, eventually, our retirement accounts, will be used to fund our government’s fiscal irresponsibility. There will be a continued shrinking of the private sector as the government takes over more and more of the economy. A day of reckoning is coming. God’s law is a natural law. The deceived will receive their just reward.

Those who seek the truth will be ready.

God said in the end times, He would send a strong delusion. I see a lack of discernment everywhere, sadly, most of all in our young people. Too many of them have bought into the lies fed to them by the educational system and powerful bureaucrats in Washington. I blame both the Democrats and the Republicans. In many ways, I hardly see a difference between them except regarding the issue of abortion.

I wonder if they do not know our history or if it’s easier to believe the delusion than to seek the truth. Even Pontius Pilate, who represented the mighty Roman government, asked, “What is truth?” as Jesus Christ stood before him. The question I ask is, do you know?

I implore you to seek the truth. Who knows when the last bastion of freedom will be gone?

In China, the government filters much of the news. The Google search engines remove “propaganda” the government doesn’t want the masses to know.

Christians are imprisoned and martyred in Russia, South Korea, and Vietnam for speaking the truth. In Europe, Islam is the fastest-growing ethnic minority, and Sharia law is becoming the norm. Muslims make it no secret what their agenda is through their attacks on our country, faith, and way of life.

The CCP is making inroads and will do anything to jeopardize our sovereignty. The WHO wants all the countries in the world to cede authority to them. It’s not about freedom. It’s about power. How long are we going to be in denial of the truth for the sake of political correctness?

While the government in 2008 might have thought Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AIG, and others were “too big to fail,” perhaps today nobody realizes the free United States in 2023 is not too big to fail. It is not even in question.

A reader chastised me for using this parable in this context. My response is that it’s a biblical typology for the Lord’s return and a statement on how we should live our lives. I originally wrote this piece in the early 2000s, and it’s more relevant today than when I wrote it.

If we have any clue about what’s happening in the financial sector, CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currency) are just around the corner. The government can’t wait to put its mark on our hard-earned money and tell us how to live. China’s model is coming to America. We are a nation in bankruptcy, and this is how we’ll come out of it—smelling like a skunk. The foundation for the implementation of CBDCs is worse than socialism. It’s communism.

The Bible says Jesus will rapture His Bride in the blink of an eye, so wake up, or you might miss the bridegroom. Spread the Good News in the midst of all the bad. And pray for wisdom. Remember, God is for us.

I will share a personal story as an addendum to this piece, and while I might regret it later, I think it makes an important point.

I stored gold coins in a depository with a couple thousand other depositors worldwide. Last fall, when one customer could not retrieve his funds from the vault, the government froze the assets, and the “powers that be” performed an audit. The law firm handling that part of the case initially said there could be as much as $80 million missing. The last I heard, the missing funds totaled over $120 million.

Where did that gold and silver go? If you have that much money hidden, all you have to do is share a couple of million as hush money to shut people up, then go to jail for a few years, and when you get out (maybe even early), you are a wealthy man.

I want to make a point: Don’t trust anyone with whatever God has given you. Please don’t trust the banks (they are all going to fail), don’t trust your neighbor, don’t trust your financial advisor. We live in an age of deceit, known as the Kingdom of Darkness. We live in a world that Jesus describes vividly in Matthew 24 and 25. Why did Jesus tell us so much about the end times, and why did the Apostle John write an entire book (Revelation) about future events?

God has forewarned us, so we are without excuse. There is no reason we should be the five virgins running out of oil. While the Kingdom of God is here, we need to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16).” Why would I give my gold to a stranger and pay him to store it for me? I was foolish. But a wolf won’t fool again.

The IRA rules might allow the government to seize IRA accounts after implementing the CBDC system. In his book The Coming Economic Earthquake, Larry Burkett said this many years ago.

I want to emphasize this critical point again. Many people think their retirement funds are secure in a bank vault. However, when the government implements the Central Bank Digital Currency, the government will have access to that money. For all intents and purposes, the government will “own” it.

The Kingdom of Darkness is alive and well on Earth on all fronts—religious, political, economic, judicial, population, climate, and food scarcity. Satan’s kingdom is growing darker. The Kingdom of God won’t be here as a restrainer when the church is gone. The Holy Spirit will be, to some degree, probably similar to its appearance in the Old Testament, but the hardness of men’s hearts will make the Holy Spirit’s presence scarce. The world will run amok with wild men and desperate women trying to survive the judgment of a just and righteous God.

My advice: Don’t wait until after the rapture to accept Jesus into your heart. The Kingdom of God might only be here for a short while longer. Once God removes the church, the world will be so dark and morbid that survival will be a constant struggle.

Take heart, though. Jesus will return, leading the charge on a White horse, followed by His bride and Kingdom warriors.

Please, don’t leave Earth without securing your ticket to Heaven. It’s a no-return ticket, bought for and paid for by Jesus. Today is the day of salvation. Don’t wait.

PRAYER: Lord, Please help us to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. In the end, Lord, everything we own belongs to you. Help us to remember our most important possession is the Holy Spirit, who has sealed us for the day of redemption when the Blessed Hope returns.

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