Good day to each of you reading this column on the failure’s of Man’s economy for, here in the USA, we are seeing this very thing unfold before our eyes.

Are things bad for the economy? Yes, but we have not seen anything yet. Things must be worsening when “‘Inflation shock’ worsening, ‘rates shock’ just beginning, ‘recession shock’ coming,” Michael Hartnett, Bank of America’s chief investment strategist, wrote last week in a note to clients.

This very statement was featured in Reuters on April 8, 2022, as well as Nasdaq and Yahoo Finance.

Here is another statement made in the past few weeks

“If the US would go into a recession, that would be a step UP from where we are now.”

GM

Who is the GM—Gregory Mannarino, of TradersChoice.net and writer for the Trends Journal.

I could write to you about many other countries who are facing drastic, if not catastrophic economic measures, but I focus on the USA and the path it is taking down the road to destruction.

Food crisis, energy crisis, war crisis, global warming crisis, COVID crisis and the end result is the American Middle Class is being wiped out.

Why do I say this? Let’s look at the following:

Food Crisis—The USA was once know as the “breadbasket of the world” no longer, for the United states imports most of it food from other countries. Farmers are being paid by the government not to grow crops. Farmers have stripped the land of its nutrients for they “DO NOT LET THE GROUND REST FOR ONE YEAR IN SEVEN. This means NO SOWING, PLANTING or HARVESTING of any kind!

Fellow Christian, turn to Leviticus 25: 1-6 (NIV) The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land I am going to give to you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you—for yourself, your manservant and maidservant, and the hired worker and temporary resident who lives among you, as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.

O, we of little faith—I see no evidence of this being done. So I will ask you, the reader—

Does your pastor preach about how God wants us to work the land, how God has said that the land needs a rest and that we are stewards of God’s land and are responsible for all aspects?

As a farmer or a gardener, do you adhere to God’s laws including the laws of taking 100% care of his land?

As a farmer, do you not adhere to God’s land laws for fear that he will not provide? Do you not believe the whole Bible and that its laws pertain to the American farmer today as it did to the Israelite farmer in Leviticus?

There are farmers who will say they can’t afford for this to happen or to let their land rest for they will starve or not make a living on the seventh year.

O, ye of little of faith, test me and I will pour out a blessing, to which I know God will always deliver.

God’s agricultural laws effect the gardener who plants in his backyard each year—He is no different that the farmer for He is the steward over his property and also abide in God’s laws which include allowing the property to rest every seventh year.

As for the food shortages, this great republic, America, would again be the “breadbasket of the world” with bountiful harvests and produce without disease, blemishes or spots and so healthy, people around the world would want to trade with us.

The end result would give each of us better health, no crop pestilences, no use of harmful sprays or pesticides, no lack of minerals in the soil and a land filled with “milk and honey.”

If you want further evidence, turn to Exodus 23:10 & 11, Leviticus 19, Leviticus 25, Leviticus 26 and in Deuteronomy 22:9.

God’s agricultural laws to provide man with all the food he could grow if he would obey God which meant NO SOWING, PLANTING or HARVESTING of any kind for one year in seven or six years ye shall plant and the seventh year, let the ground rest.

Here is the simple analogy, you can either receive the blessings or the curses, it is your choice.

We are now seeing the energy crisis for it has reared its ugly head and each of us pay the price at the pump, the electric bill, the natural gas bill or the propane bill.

Each day goes by with no response from those in office who have been chosen by us to represent us. We, America, are the tail to the head, for we must go to other third world countries and enemies of our country to import our oil.

Yes, we trade with those countries who are brethren, but the amount is not enough to sustain our country. What is the solution?

One has to look no further than to see the USA has been blessed with so many sustainable resources from the time our brethren reached this country.

The simplicity of this is that we are not good “stewards of the land” and many of us strip the land and its resources for the “quick buck” knowing someone else will have to pay the price.

Why is it that one does not understand that when we don’t allow the land to replenish, then it dies and so does all the nutrients and good parts of the land? If God said that man should rest on the seventh day for in six days he shall work and the seventh day, he shall rest, then why not the animals, the land and all living matter?

God has supplied North America with so many resources including energy to sustain each of us for centuries and yet, man, in his wisdom looks at only himself and that particular time that fits his schedule.

The USA has been blessed with many men and women who could make this country more energy sustainable, efficient and costly, but we have those who don’t want that to happen—this is for their own personal greed.

Before I tackle the war crisis, I want to touch on those who have no home or can’t work—Here, in America, we see the “panhandlers” and those who are merely out to receive without giving.

God says that “man is to work by the sweat of his brow” and that man is not to be a sluggard but an ant whose ways are wise (Proverbs 6:6-11). A sluggard is lazy, habitually inactive, slack, deadbeat, lazybones or without purpose.

The word “sluggard” is found only in the Old Testament in Proverbs and is found six times—Let’s examine what Proverbs 26:13-16 (NIV) The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.

We have those in our midst who are “shifty” in nature with schemes of “quick money and get rich schemes” and prey on the poor knowing they can take full advantage of those who are very trusting in nature.

Sluggards, come in all forms from pastors, politicians, businessmen, lawyers, judges, tax collectors, armed service personnel and those merely trying to and succeeding in “duping the system”.

When I read the above verses, I am reminded of those who were elected by us to be in the form of a sluggard. We have men and women, elected officials, who get into office and make it their profession to be a “life-long politician”.

Take a moment and think about this, we have men and women who are elected and act as though they are wiser in their own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly. We have politicians who answer a question with a question such as, “that was a very good question, what’s your next question?”

Does not a sluggard have accountability? Why do we not hold those in office, in stature, in leadership, accountable for their actions? If the ant has the wisdom to gather his food in summer for storage in the fall, are we any more intelligent to make Godly decisions based upon his commandments, statutes and judgments?

Each day I read the Bible, I see that man was put on this earth to work, not to be lazy, not to be a sluggard, but to work so he could be productive. No matter the profession, man was to work by the sweat of his brow.

God worked, Jesus worked, why should we be any different? Are we not told to labor six days and the seventh to rest? As for assisting the poor, yes we should for Jesus said the poor would always be with us and it is our duty to help our fellow brother in need, for we are to love our brother as ourselves.

To those who don’t want to work or are considered a sluggard, then they will go hungry or work by the sweat of the brow. No government handouts, no free money, no incentives, no sympathy, no excuses, just labor and you will receive monies for services rendered.

Yes, we have those who are “milking the system” or those who claim to have mental problems, syndromes or asking about government programs that they can receive benefits without doing any work—better known as government handouts.

You and I the taxpayer must pay for these programs and we should make sure that those who are receiving these programs qualify 100% and if they are abusing the program, then they must pay 100% retribution back to the program. If we had those enforcing this system, then we would have many more people working and not taking advantage or “milking the system” for they would work to eat and to live.

Please show me where in the USA constitution where it says the government to take care of us? God has provided the solutions to every problem including labor and each of us are given the opportunity to labor and to prosper.

Biblically, we are taught not to go the way of the sluggard, but to be productive and to serve God first. God has provided in the Bible to be prosperous and multiply and to be a good steward.

Please take the time to read Deuteronomy 28 and your eyes will open for you the individual and we as a nation for this gives us insight on receiving the blessings and the curses.

This chapter provides each of us as to why we need to allow the land to rest, allow the animals to rest, allow man to rest on the sabbath. Deuteronomy 28 addresses the food crisis, energy crisis, war crisis, global warming crisis, COVID crisis and the blessings and curses that our nation will experience.

Fellow Christian, read the 68 verses of this chapter thoroughly and let each word sink in. If you are looking at what is happening in the future, then look now further, for this chapter pertains to the USA without a doubt and the parallels are happening as I write.

In the next chapter of man’s failure, I will provide some very interesting information on the crisis that we face and Biblical information for thought.

Be prepared for the Lord will come in a twinkling of the eye!

Jeff

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