Leviticus 26:14-34

      When a nation starts to fall apart, God gives some warning signals (Lev. 26:14-34), one of which is a progressively worsening money crisis. According to the Bible, this is one of the many warning signals which occur in five distinct stages of national discipline.

 The first stage (Lev. 26:14-17) includes: a) a leadership crisis (cf. Isa. 3:4,12); b) a health crisis; c) a money crisis (inflation); and d) a military crisis (inadequacy).

The second stage (Lev. 26:18-20) includes: a) a spiritual crisis; and b) a worsening money crisis (depression).

The third stage (Lev. 26:21-22) includes: a) a law and order crisis; and b) a transportation crisis.

The fourth stage (Lev. 26:23-26) includes: a) a worsening military crisis (war); b) an urban crisis; and c) a worsening money crisis (broken economy).

The fifth stage (Lev. 26:27-46) includes: a) famine; and b) national destruction.

The recent headlines (2012) of our local newspaper are telling us, loud and clear, “U.S. HEADING TOWARD NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY.” At this very moment (11/20/12) our gross National Debt stands at $16,294,555,941,784 and growing every minute.

Today’s crisis has been building since 1933 when President Roosevelt said, “Inflation is worth a try; it might work like a shot of adrenalin to stimulate the heartbeat of the economy. A sure fire way of forcing up prices would be to devalue the dollar.” As a result, America has (1) lost her gold and the gold standard; (2) experienced repeated devaluations of the dollar; (3) increased foreign aid; (4) deliberately not balanced its budget; (5) encouraged a trade of deficit; (6) encouraged welfare; (7) raised the taxes and interest rates; and (8) created the Federal Reserve System. In 1913 Congress took the responsibility of controlling and issuing money from the hands of the United States government and turned it over to 12 privately owned banks (the J.P. Morgan dynasty). NOW, THEY have the real money (gold) and government keeps the presses running, printing substitute money; and (9) war and more war!!! This is in keeping with the Keynesian Theory of economics which says, “Prime the pump; Government must keep step to increasing spending, either by increasing the money supply or by actually buying things itself to keep the money circulating. Then when faced with bankruptcy, they always choose war. History reveals there is an inseparable tie between war and finance!

For 40 years, Americans were not allowed to own gold. In 1973 gold was put on the open market; people today rush to pay as high as $1700 per ounce. We ask, “Why do people prefer gold to paper money?” The answer is clear. They are afraid that (1) their paper money will be cancelled with the stroke of the legislator’s pen and that (2) there will be a depression or war. This gold on the open market is not good either, because now there is NO standard value and the government can inflate paper money as much as it wants.

Important questions need to be asked, “Why can’t we control our own financial destiny? Why must it be a matter governed by the international financial arenas of the world”? The reason for the World Bank is because there is a sinister, invisible government of the super rich who plan to control the world (2 Thess. 2:7). It is NOT difficult to see that the machinery for Antichrist’s controlled economy of the Tribulation period (Rev. 13:16-18) is already FAST taking shape.

Gold has traditionally been the standard for national wealth and prosperity (Gen. 13:2). Private ownership of gold and silver is endorsed by the Bible and in times of economic crisis, it may serve as a buffer against starvation.

It would be wise for very believer, in view of the coming money crisis, to not only have reserve of gold and silver (Gen. 4:2; 43:2; 44:1; 45:22), but also have a reserve of food (Gen. 41:48-49; Prov. 30:25). However, no believer should put his trust in gold alone (Ezek. 7:19); a knowledge of God’s Word is far more valuable (Ps. 119:72; Prov. 3:13-18; 1 Pet. 1:7). The same God Who provided both food (Ex. 16:4,13) and water (Ex. 17:1-7) for Israel in the wilderness can provide for us, too (Phil. 4:19). God protects the believer in a time of economic disaster (2 Chron. 20:9; Job 5:20-22; Ps. 33:18-19; Rom. 8:35-39).

Any nation is inviting economic disaster and destruction when: (1) It forgets God (Deut. 32:15-43, esp. vs. 22; Ps. 9:17; 33:12; Prov. 14:34); (2) Its leaders are immature and cowardly (Eccl. 10:16; Isa. 3:1-8); (3) its clergy are apostate (Jer. 6:13-14; 12:10-13); and (4) its believers are ignorant of God’s Word and disobedient (Hos. 4:6-7; Haggai 1:5-11).

I believe that only a spiritual revival can save America (Ps. 33:12-22). Abraham would have seen God save Sodom and Gomorrah if there had been only ten saved people there (Gen. 18:32). We need to pray for our leadership, win the lost to Christ (1 Tim. 2:1-4), and be faithful in the fellowship and support of the local Bible-believing church (Heb. 10:23-25).