Revelation 6:5-6 NLT
When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living being say, “Come!” I looked up and saw a black horse, and its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice from among the four living beings say, “A loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley will cost a day’s pay. And don’t waste the olive oil and wine.”
These days most people cringe when someone starts quoting Revelation. Even most churches treat the book as taboo and shy away from even talking about it. For most people it has a tendency to conjure images of street corner crackpots shouting, “The sky is falling!” Unfortunately because of the stigma this mysterious book has garnered, most people who try to preach from it are treated like the boy who cried wolf.
However, this vision of the future was revealed to the Apostle John for the very purpose of preparing the hearts and minds of Christians for the birth of Christ’s eternal kingdom, as well as the trials and tribulations we will face leading up to it. Like any birth, a child must grow and develop in the womb before it is born. It is no different regarding the birth of Christ’s kingdom and church. For example, when we read the letters to the churches in Revelation 2-3 we see not only a message to churches that existed during John’s time, but also a prophetic timeline of the history and evolution of Christ’s church throughout the ages. Every single letter can be traced to a specific era in the church’s history that fits the nature of that church with uncanny accuracy. This incredible multi-layered meaning exists all throughout the bible. It is proof of God’s Living Word and how He continually speaks new deeper truths into the hearts and minds of those with the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
Matthew 24:4-8 NLT
Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
As you can see by the chart above, the growth and development of the church is complete. When Christ spoke of this time after the evolution of the church He compared it to “the first of the birth pains”. The truth is we have been experiencing these birth pains for over a century. The doomsayers and criers over the ages have been reacting to these first birth pains and shouting, “Get ready, here comes the baby!” which causes everyone to get over excited and start trying to guess the birthday. It seems we completely overlook His own words when he says “Don’t panic… this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” It is no wonder after so many false predictions why people scoff these days and turn away from God’s gift of prophecy.
However, no one can deny that Christ’s words ring true and very accurately describe the age in which we live. The 20th century was stained with constant war and threat of war, repetative periods of economic hardship, and ever increasing death and famine throughout the world. The potential for conflict has only increased over time as have natural disasters; especially in the last few decades.
Matthew 24:36,42-44 NLT
“However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows…
So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”
Christ doesn’t taunt us however and say “Can you guess when I’ll be back?” *wink wink*. He assures us that He will come like a thief in the night when everyone least expects it. Absolutely no one will know the day or time so we must keep vigilant watch and prepare our hearts to be ready for the birth at any moment. Now is not the time to turn our backs and look away lest we miss the birth and drop the baby.
With that said I would like to draw your attention back to the initial Revelation verse at the beginning of this post. While it is impossible to pinpoint the exact time of Christ’s return, God did give us the book of Revelation so we would be able to recognize the signs of the time and know that the birth of His kingdom is drawing ever closer. He also gave us this book for one very important reason; so we will not be decieved.
The black horse in Revelation 6:5-6 signifies the beginning of a period of massive global economic hardship. Currency around the world faces hyper-inflation and the cost of goods increases exponentially. We have experienced mini-versions of this sort of thing at a national level throughout history, however the events in this verse will happen on a global scale the likes of which the world has never seen before. I personally believe we are on the verge of experiencing this period. I will cover the reasons why in part 2 of this post but before we go there, I need to give a little history lesson first to provide the context you will need to understand the significance of current events. Please bear with me as there is a lot of history to cover. I will make it as brief as possible however if you want to hear the whole story please watch this incredible eye opening documentary “The Money Masters” by Bill Stills.
Rise of the Red Shield
Revelation 2:9 NLT
“I know about your suffering and your poverty—but you are rich! I know the blasphemy of those opposing you. They say they are Jews, but they are not, because their synagogue belongs to Satan.”
The timeline below in italics are from excerpts of “The History of House Rothschild” by Andrew Hitchcock
On February 23rd, Mayer Amschel Bauer, an Ashkenazi Jew, is born in Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Moses Amschel Bauer, a money lender and the proprietor of a counting house. Moses Amschel Bauer places a red sign with a hexagram symbol above the entrance door to his counting house.
Following his father’s death, Bauer returns to Frankfurt to take over his father’s business. Bauer recognizes the significance of the red hexagram and changes his name from Bauer to Rothschild. (“Rot,” is German for, “Red,” “Schild,” is German for, “Shield,” or, “Sign”)
If you would like to understand the significance of this red hexagram symbol please check out the post linked here.
Rothschild subsequently becomes close associates with Prince William, and ends up doing business with him and members of the court. He soon discovers that loaning money to governments and royalty is far more profitable than loaning to individuals, as the loans are bigger and they are secured by the nation’s taxes.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild becomes court agent for Prince William IX of Hesse-Cassel. He is subsequently given permission by Prince William to hang a sign on the front of his business premises declaring that he is, “M. A. Rothschild, by appointment court factor to his serene highness, Prince William of Hanau.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild had 10 children and among them 5 sons. One took over the family business in Germany upon his father’s death and the rest were dispatched to London, Paris, Naples, and Vienna. Their orders were to establish similar counting houses and make themselves indispensable to the royalty of each country through the loaning of money. The most notable of these sons was Nathan Rothschild who said the following. How did Nathan come to make this bold claim you may ask. In 1815 Nathan received early warning in secret from one of his field agents that Napoleon had lost the war in France. He and his brother in France had been loaning money to the governments of both sides of the war. They were highly invested in the war and postured to profit regardless of the outcome. That morning he began selling all of his assets on the London Stock Exchange. By mid-day he had created a panic. Other investors believed he had received early warning that Napoleon had won and was again loose on the European continent. The London stock market crashed to record lows at which point Nathan began buying stock for a fraction of its original worth. The next day news reached Britain that Napoleon had actually lost and the stock exchange skyrocketed. Overnight the Rothschild family became the wealthiest family in the world… and Nathan became the most powerful and influential man in Great Britain. From this windfall Nathan was able to gain control of Britain’s central bank and therefore power over minting and loaning money to the British monarchy. This however was only the first of many secret battles this family would win.
Throughout this century his brothers would establish themselves in the same position within their respective nations. And through their unified control of the central banks in every major European nation, they began to exercise their power to set the international price of gold. This family grew to become so powerful throughout the 19th century that many historians would call it the Age of the Rothchilds. By the turn of the century it was estimated that this single family controlled approximately 50% of the entire world’s gold and money supply.
One last curious thing to note about this powerful family is the following statement from the Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. 2, p. 497):
“It is a somewhat curious sequel to the attempt to set up a Catholic competitor to the Rothschilds that at the present time (1905) the latter were the guardians of the papal treasure.”
Eric Jon Phelps author of “Vatican Assassins” 3rd Ed. p.90 also confirms:
“If you are not an American you will understand why your country is on its present course, as it too is controlled by the Jesuit General through his select Jesuits, Knights of Malta, Shriner Freemasons, the Knights of Columbus, and the Illuminati’s Masonic, Cabalistic, Labor Zionist, Sabbatian Frankist (named after the Black Pope’s baptized Jacob Frank), Jewish House of Rothschild. For the Order controlled the infamous House of Rothschild since no later than the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, after which Jesuit-led Crusade the Rothschild family was surnamed the “Guardians of the Vatican Treasury.”
Birth of the Republic
Proverbs 22:7 NLT
Just as the rich rule the poor,
so the borrower is servant to the lender.
During the colonial era in America the colonies began printing paper fiat money called colonial scripts. This was done out of necessity. The wide range of British, French, and Spanish coinage circulating made it difficult for trade. Under colonial scripts the economy thrived because no colony printed more than was necessary to facilitate trade. Meanwhile the economy in Great Britain was floundering and the government was in deep debt after decades of warfare. That government debt was owned by a small group of wealthy men who ran the central Bank of England. The Rothschilds had not come into their full power yet but they soon would.
During Benjamin Franklin’s trips to London he was asked by many how the economy in the colonies was able to thrive. He explained the use of the colonial script and word eventually reached the central Bank of England. The bankers influenced King George III to abolish the colonial script and force the colonies to pay their taxes in gold and silver coinage. Great Britain then proceeded to dramatically increase taxes and drain the colonies of all wealth in order to pay of Britain’s war debts. The colonies were thrown into poverty and colonial leaders made many petitions to the king for relief from the heavy taxes. However these apeals availed nothing and for the sake of self survival, the colonies were forced to take dramatic action in declaring independence from the British empire.
Once America won its independence the new government established the Coinage Act of 1792 which established the dollar as the official currency standard as well as the United States Mint under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury. This system was designed to distribute money and wealth across all the people of the nation. A true capitalistic democratic republic form of government was established which was intended to protected that distribution of wealth and power and keep it in the hands of all people, not just a select few. The chief principle our nation was founded on was true freedom to achieve. An individual’s success was determined solely by the work of their hands and the sweat of their brow.
Proverbs 6:1-8 NLT
My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt
or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger—
if you have trapped yourself by your agreement
and are caught by what you said—
follow my advice and save yourself,
for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy.
Now swallow your pride;
go and beg to have your name erased.
Don’t put it off; do it now!
Don’t rest until you do.
Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter,
like a bird fleeing from a net.
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
Learn from their ways and become wise!
Though they have no prince
or governor or ruler to make them work
they labor hard all summer,
gathering food for the winter.
The private central bankers of Europe however made many attempts to establish a central bank in America to gain back control. Every time a central bank charter was pushed through congress the government would buy in up front as a 20% shareholder. The bankers would then hold the government’s money in reserve and through fractional reserve lending they created money out of thin air to loan to investors. These secretly hand selected investors would then buy back into the bank with their loan at absolutely no risk of their own money. If that sounds shady to you, that’s because it is. However, fractional reserve lending is a legal banking practice that is still used today. It only requires a bank maintain a small fraction of on hand currency in reserve with respect to the money they loan out. Through loans they can literally make money out of thin air and multiply their original reserve over and over again. In essence it is a legal form of thievery and fraud designed to accumulate wealth through the weapon of debt, thus funneling it into the hands of a select few elite who run the system.
Once a central bank was established it would begin a period of excessive money printing which stimulated economic growth through issuance of easy loans aka: debt. Everyone would cheer for the bank and the inevitable economic boom that would result. However this was always followed by a period of contraction where the money printing would cease and loans would become scarce. The economy would slow and contract. Hardship would affect all and debts would be called in by the banksters. The money powers at the heart of the bank would aquire resources, increase their wealth, and multiply their assets every time.
America was facing once such depressive period in 1811 when the central bank’s government charter was ending. The central banks in England warned that if the charter was not renewed the United States would pay for it. Despite the threats congress elected not to renew the charter and took back the power of printing government currency. A few months later Great Britain attacked the United States and the war of 1812 began.
Another such time of depression followed the civil war in the 1860’s. In order to finance the massive amount of capital the war required, Abraham Lincoln had the Union government begin printing fiat currency called greenbacks as notes of demand for war materials and service. After the war Lincoln continued taking action in order to take back control of the nations money supply from the central private bank. Despite his assassination it took the central bankers almost 50 years to defeat the greenback and recover from the measures Lincoln put into place.
Proverbs 6:9-11 NLT
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
Since it’s birth in 1776 the war to gain control of the Republic has never ceased. However the true battlefield was never that of standing armies. It was one of economy, commerce, and the control of currency. At the turn of the 19th century industry was booming in the United States. This saw the rise of monopolistic kingpins such as Rockefeller, Morgan, and Warburg. After the panic of 1907 these men under the direction of the Rothschilds conspired in secret with Senator Aldrich to push through a bill called the Aldrich-Vreeland Act which would permanently establish a central private bank in the United States. Despite the intense secrecy of the meeting on Jekyll island where the elites formulated their plan, Congress caught wind of what the central bankers were planning and the bill failed. A few years later however an newly packaged bill identical to the first was passed by congress and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. This was known as The Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
Death of Democracy
1 Timothy 6:9-10 NLT
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Following the establishment of the Federal Reserve the new private bank began printing money and issuing loans in excess. This led to an era of prosperity in the United States and Europe that we now know as the “Roaring Twenties”. During this time many politicians tried to speak out against the practice of the central bank and attempted to influence Congress to overturn the Federal Reserve Act, however no one wanted to listen. They were too busy spending money and living life to it’s fullest.
Revelation 3:17-19 NLT
You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.
Following this golden era of prosperity was the Great Depression. The central private bank, that we now know as the Federal Reserve, contracted the money supply and turned off the fire hose of excessive printing and easy loans. This eventually lead to Executive Order 6102 otherwise known as the gold confiscation of 1933. The federal government collected all individually owned gold at $20.67 an ounce and established the gold vault in Fort Knox, KY. In 1935 when all of the gold was turned in the official price of gold was suddenly raised to $35 per ounce, however only foreigners could sell their gold at the new higher price. The money changers in Europe, who had orchestrated the crash, had gotten out of the stock market just before the crash. They bought as much gold as they could at $20.67 an ounce and shipped it to London. With this new sudden change in price of gold they could sell it back to the U.S. at almost double the amount while the people of America starved.
Through the ages these bankers had learned that nothing generates national debt greater than war. Now that they were fully established in the U.S. and European nations it was time for a great war. The Jewish guardians of the Vatican Treasury began a massive campaign of lending. The Rothschilds in Germany began funding the German war machine. The Rothschilds in France began funding the French. The Rothschilds in England the English. The Rothschilds in Italy the Italians. And in the U.S. the Rockerfellers, Morgans, and Warburgs who were all subservient to the Rothschilds did the same. The one front that had eluded the money changer’s influence up to this point had been Czarist Russia. With the end of the great war and the rise of communism however that would quickly change.
After the war every nation had accumulated a massive debt to the money changers, the United States most of all. And what was used as collateral for all of that debt? None other than the nation’s confiscated gold sitting in Fort Knox. Throughout the following years a few politicians tried to speak out against this establishment. However, America was too busy in a cold war with the Rothchild funded rise of Communist Russia. And by this point the influence of the money changers was so widespread that these voices were easily silenced.
Ephesians 5:10-14 NLT
Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said,
“Awake, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will give you light.”
In 1971 with all of the gold mysteriously gone from Fort Knox, President Nixon shocked the country when he was finally forced to abolish the gold standard. The dollar became a fiat currency with all powers of printing in the hands of the “Federal” Reserve. The wealth and power of the Republic that our forefathers fought to keep in the hands of the people were now securely in the hands of the Rothschilds. Today no one knows how much the Rothschild family, Guardians of the Vatican Treasury, are worth. All we know is that at the beginning of the 20th century they were estimated to control about 50% of the worlds gold and money supply. However, they have had over another 100 years to gain control of the rest.
If this history lesson has made you angry then I have accomplished what I hoped I would. I share your sentiment. Congratulations, your eyes are open now to the world we live in. Our once great nation is no longer a government for the people and by the people. This is just the illusion they want you to believe as they parade their pet topics across the news tickers of warring mainstream media outlets. Topics like abortion, gun control, big government, little government, raise taxes, lower taxes, increase regulations, decrease regulations, kneeling during the National Anthem, Trump tweeted this outrageous thing, Hillary is whining again, can you believe what Katy Perry wore on the red carpet last night, can you believe who won the World Series, look what Rocketman did again, etc. I could go on and on. Every bit of it is designed to distract us, pit one side against another, and keep us fighting each other instead of the real enemy. Meanwhile while we are distracted the big moves are being made by the real players behind the scenes and it is happening right under our very noses. As I conclude Part 1 of this post I want to leave you with this last verse. The incident described in this verse was the only time throughout the bible that Jesus ever used violence. After what you have just read I hope you now understand why.