After reading about the coming population collapse in all rich nations, I turn to God’s people who are expected to inherit the future.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’Matthew 25:24–30, English Standard Version
You may have noticed that I have been pounding away at the “worthless servant” idea, especially tying it to the fruitless work of
our God’s pastors when it comes to actually insuring public obedience to the commands, and in strengthening God’s people for the fight.
“Expecting seminary-trained people who despise God’s Law, mock His judgements, and see only a future of defeat for God’s people, to encourage the fear of the Lord to spread in the congregation and into the outer world? That’s a laugh!”
But while we should not forget the grim destiny of the covenant-breaker — on earth, as well as in
heaven the afterlife — we also need to encourage the covenant-keeper, in the pews, on the street and, yes, even those believers who somehow got to the pulpit. *GASP*
Here is what the money market really is: a market for time. Time is precious. It is a valuable resource. It is not given to mankind free of charge. God expects a positive rate of return on the time He gives to individuals. He holds them accountable for a positive rate of return. Because God demands a positive rate of return, people with money to lend are in a position to fulfill their obligations to God.
When people borrow money to buy consumption items, they are placing themselves as subordinates to lenders. “Rich people rule over poor people, and one who borrows is a slave to the one who lends” (Proverbs 22:7). In the long run, this willingness to accept debt in order to purchase consumer goods is a mark of a slave. It is a curse. Moses warned: “The foreigner who is among you will rise up above you higher and higher; you yourself will come down lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him; he will be the head, and you will be the tail. All these curses will come on you and will pursue and overtake you until you are destroyed. This will happen because you did not listen to the voice of the Lord your God, so as to keep his commandments and his regulations that he commanded you. These curses will be on you as signs and wonders, and on your descendants forever” (Deuteronomy 28:43–46).
Covenant-keepers must cultivate future-orientation. They must teach it to their children. This is an ethical matter. This is not neutral economics. There is no such thing as neutral economics. God’s goal is dominion by covenant-keepers. One way to do this is for covenant-keepers to make consumption loans to covenant-breakers. What appears to be a voluntary transaction in which both parties benefit is in fact a strategy of dominion of covenant-keepers over covenant-breakers. The lenders profit from the present-orientation of the borrowers.Christian Economics: Scholar’s Edition in Chapter 29: Time and Interest by Gary North
God expects the good guys to win, and the bad guys to lose.
And we, as His people, are part of His means to get the job done.
John, chapters 14 to 16, is a solid review of the kind of fruit worthy servants are expected to produce… and the kind of prices that we can expect to pay.
If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.John 15:18-20, English Standard Version
As the power of Jesus Christ rises to break all enemy strongholds, the love of Christ in this world will grow. Already, Christianity has overtaken Islam as the largest religion in Africa, while secularist Europe withers and dies. And many already know of the increase of the church in the Middle East, India, and China.
That being said, there will still be setbacks, and still prices to be paid. But even the prices will be lower over time. For example, the United States will go bankrupt and the military drastically shrunk before the Right Sort can stuff us into concentration camps; even the idea of “mainstream opinion” will fragment and disintegrate before/around 2030, and how can The Elite rule without a widespread Official Narrative?
The future costs of being a Christian are going to involve less bloodshed, and more about being an outsider, at least for a time. Less about prison time, more about mockery.
“But how will the Establishment mock Christians, if they don’t have children?”
“Christians themselves will continue sacrifice their kids to the enemy… for a while. But the benefits of ideological compliance, of being a gear of the System, is going to fall sharply during the Great Default. Throw in the increasing confidence and self-conscious defiance among Christians — coupled with a greater willingness to purge the pulpit, or shift from a dying church to a living one — and things are going to change. For the better.”