“Thus says the Lord GOD: “Enough, O princes of Israel! Remove violence and plundering, execute justice and righteousness, and stop dispossessing My people,” says the Lord GOD. “You shall have honest scales, an honest ephah, and an honest bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of the same measure, so that the bath contains one-tenth of a homer, and the ephah one-tenth of a homer; their measure shall be according to the homer. The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, and fifteen shekels shall be your mina.”
Ezekiel 45:9-12 (NKJV)
In ancient Israel, because the civil government (the “princes”) had the power, they used dishonest scales, weights and measures, thus stealing from and “dispossessing” the people. The modern civil government, because it has the power, prints money backed by no value (no silver, gold, or labor). Printing this worthless paper money is larceny. When placed into the economy, this worthless money devalues all other money already in the economy; the value of all dollars in all pockets and all savings accounts is lessened by each worthless new dollar. This is the most significant cause of inflation. Inflation steals the value of money in the economy. Inflation which is caused by the government placing valueless printed money into the economy is theft.
Concerning such practice, “Thus says the Lord GOD: “Enough…plundering, execute justice and righteousness, and stop dispossessing My people.”” The civil government: presidents, legislators, governors, police – all civil authorities are required to be subject to God’s law. Civil government is not autonomous; if it acts autonomously, it is in rebellion to God. Civil government is accountable to God.
What shall we do? We should begin by helping men who understand these truths to get elected to public office, and we should work to remove from public office men who are in rebellion to God. We should also work to close down government bureaucracies such as the government schools and the welfare system. Civil government is not ordained by God to indoctrinate children, nor is it authorized to take money from one person (the taxpayer) and give it to another (the welfare recipient); civil government is not authorized to redistribute wealth. The modern civil government has run amuck because it is, to the larger degree, run by immoral men. As when Elijah proclaimed to Ahab his unjust treatment of Naboth, so we, God’s people, should proclaim to civil government its violation of God’s law.
Another principle we see in this passage from Ezekiel is–the citizenry belongs to God. The modern civil government thinks the people belong to it. This is one reason the modern state insists on government controlled schools–by this means the state trains it’s citizenry to be the kind of subjects the state desires. God claims the people as his own saying to the civil government (the princes), “stop dispossessing My people”.
“To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, It is because there is no light in them.”
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