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Slavery: Then and Now

Slavery — Then and Now

Do you consider yourself a "free” person?

Today, the term "slavery” is typically used in retrospect or remotely, to describe happenings of another time or place.

If you mention slavery to the average American, they will immediately think of slavery of the black race in our southern states during the 1800's. If presented in a Biblical context, they will first consider the Israelite slavery in Egypt from which Moses led them out. Israel, as a result of their sin, had fallen captive many other times. However, because of various media, children's Bible stories, etc., it is the Egyptian captivity that stands out foremost in our minds.

Slavery is best described as a societal institution based on ownership, dominance and exploitation of one human being by another. The owner may extract work or other services without pay, virtually, without restriction and can deny the slave freedom of activity and travel. The owner is responsible only for providing minimal food, shelter and clothing. The owner may separate members of a family and may permit or deny marriages. A slave is generally-considered as an article of property and, therefore, can be sold or given away. Slaves do not come under the jurisdiction of laws that protect citizens; although, special regulations may stipulate their treatment and behavior.

Slaves were usually of a different ethnic group, race, religion or political unit than their owners. The earliest slaves were probably war captives, although debt slaves, also, existed in ancient Egypt, where a person could sell himself or his wife and/or children into bondage to liquidate debts.

In the above cases, the slave was totally-aware of being a slave or under bondage. Either the slave was mentally- incapable of wanting to rise above his pitiful situation or was complacent in accepting the provision of his basic needs in return for all the fruits of his labor. Total slavery, such as this would only be successful until the slave gained education, cunning and desire for freedom. The longer total slavery existed the less efficient it became for the slave owner.

There is, however, a much more insidious system of slavery in practice today. In this system the slave is made to believe he is free! His perimeters of travel, speech and all other facets of his life are so remotely and secretly-controlled that he actually considers himself a free man and is even willing to fight and die to preserve this "freedom.” Naturally, he is willing to give up a certain percentage of the fruits of his labor for the privilege of partaking of this freedom. Simply paying our "dues” to belong to this "Country Club.” The slave owner, in this case, never goes by that title.

Now, let us fade back in time to the book of Exodus and the Egyptian captivity.

His envious brothers sold Joseph into Egyptian captivity. Being blessed by God, Joseph impressed the king with his abilities and was soon appointed to manage all productive work in Egypt, which prospered and the granaries became full. In Canaan, his father, Jacob, and his brothers and families were facing famine and starvation. Therefore, Joseph, with Pharaoh's permission, brought his father, Jacob and families into choice land of Egypt, where they were assigned the task of using their skills as shepherds to Pharaoh's benefit. In this thumbnail sketch, we see how these Israelites freely- entered into a situation of bonded-indenture to the King of Egypt. They needed food and were willing to work for the King for a place to live and prosper. And prosper they did until. . . . .

"And Joseph died, and all his brothers and all the generation. And the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed [became] exceedingly mighty, and the land was filled with them. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said to his people "Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we. Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and in the event of war, they also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us, and depart from the land. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with hard labor, and they built for Pharaoh treasure [storage] cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew [spread out]. And they were grieved [in dread of] because of the children of Israel.”
— Exodus 1: 6-12

Here, we see how the Israelites prospered, despite the bondage they had willing-accepted from Egypt. However, the new king, apparently-unaware that Egypt's prosperity was because of the Israelites, became afraid of the potential power they possessed. He, gradually, increased their labors until, before they realized it, they went from a bonded situation that they had learned to accept as "almost freedom” to out and out slavery. This didn’t happen suddenly, overnight; but, so slowly few realized it, until too late!

Since they were still prospering and increasing, the King decided to control their birthrate. We read in the following verses:

"Then the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other was Puah: And he said: "When you do the office of a midwife [are helping] to the Hebrew women [to give birth] and see them upon the [birth] stools, if it be a son, then you shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.”
— Exodus 1:15-16

Here, in these few verses, we learn of Israel's transition from an accepted- bondage into a cruel system of total slavery. We, also, witness the murder of babies, with the kings trying to establish a primitive sort of "abortion clinic.” The Israelites apparently-had a very efficient type of "health care” in the form of a system of midwives. The king tried to pervert the midwives by instructing their leadership to do his dirty work. Does this sound familiar of the 21st Century?

The midwives, remaining true to God, outsmarted the king. When he complained that boys were still being born alive, they told of how the Hebrew women were vigorous and gave birth before they arrived!

As we read further in Exodus, we learn how the king then issued orders to drown all male babies in the Nile River. We, then, read about the birth of Moses and how he was spared to grow to manhood in Egypt under the favor of Pharaoh — until he killed an Egyptian, who was beating a Hebrew subject. Moses fled Egypt to the land of Midian, where he married and encountered God. God revealed to Moses how he was chosen to lead the Israelites to freedom from Egypt.

Most people are familiar with the rest of the overall story — the various plagues brought upon Egypt by the hardening of Pharaoh's heart — the release of the Israelites — the parting of the Red Sea — and the resulting escape to freedom in the wilderness.

As we read on in Exodus, we witness how the Israelites, when confronted with any hardship, were continually wanting to return to captivity in Egypt. We would interpret this to indicate they had become so adapted to slavery in Egypt, that they preferred it to their newfound freedom. As a result, God kept testing and instructing them in the wilderness for 40 years, before letting Joshua lead them in to Canaan, with the instructions to destroy them to prevent intermarrying with them and worshiping Canaanite idols. The Israelites, again, disobeyed God and continued their transgression of his laws.

They continued to be a conquered and enslaved people.

The balance of the plight of the Israelites is well-illustrated in an article by Sheldon Emry, entitled "Heirs of the Promise.” This story documents whom the lost tribes of Israel are and how they finally arrive in the land promised to Abraham — America!

During this quick tour of Israelite history, we have looked at some of the more classic forms of slavery. Now, let us turn our attention back to where we left off in our discussion of the insidious form of slavery in existence today in — America!

Christian men who knew their heritage, founded our nation. Of course, today, this isn't "politically correct.” We are told by the Baal priests in the pulpits of most of our so called "Judeo-Christian” churches, that we are now a democracy, where all can worship freely — all except anyone who answers to King Jesus Christ as the head of their Kingdom.

Our forefathers were soon followed to these shores by the enemies of Christ, who had taken notice. Being well-established in the debt/usury banking industry of Europe, their tentacles soon attached to America. They went to work, undermining our monetary system and Christian institutions. With their ultimate goal being the destruction and/or enslaving of the true Christian people; the Civil War met all their desires. Christian brothers killing each other — the land plundered — great divisions and upheaval that exist to this day. Only by God's grace did our Christian nation remain intact.

Is it not surprising when we learn that this same group owned the ships and operated all the slave traffic from Africa to America!

God continued to pour out his blessings on America. However, as with Israel of old, we became complacent and decadent, turning further from God and seeking more worldly pleasures. While blinded by our opulence, the doors of our insidious slavery were about to spring shut.

The door quietly shut in 1913 with the beginning of the Federal income tax and, next, turning our money system over to the anti-Christ inspired Federal Reserve. Now referred to as the FED, it is under complete control of these serpents! The system is policed by the IRS and paid for by — guess who? — the slaves!

Now, we can add World War One, where, again, millions of Christians, on both sides, killed each other. Our real enemy loaned money to both sides and, by owning most of the war production apparatus, reaped billions of dollars from the unsuspecting Christians. Next came prohibition, which gave our enemy the opportunity to gain control over the entire liquor production and distribution industry.

To this mixture, fold in the depression of the late 20's and 30's topped by World War Two. From this period until the present, we have seen this labyrinth grow and grow to unbelievable heights of control by our slave masters. But our Pharaohs have been caring kings — sometimes even feeling our pain!! Pharaoh only has one thing to consider — just how much can be extracted from our labor before we rebel. Of course, under insidious slavery, there's no taskmaster with whips. But regardless, our "Quota of bricks” has been increased until our wives must, also, work to pay our quota to Pharaoh. Our Pharaoh has even setup a sort of midwifery, called "Planned Parenthood,” and abortion clinics to help kill off our first born, second born etc., male and female. To top it off, the majority still consider themselves free and are even willing to die to protect this "freedom!”

By now you should see a parallel between the slavery of the Israelites in Egypt and in what we are living today. It would be hard to imagine them not considering themselves slaves. However, continually-rebelling against God and Moses, they, many times, wanted to return to Egypt and again live in slavery! Would our people, today, not do the same? When someone tries to alert them to their plight, they are laughed at, ridiculed or ignored.

The refusal to obey and denial of God in America has increased to alarming heights. The political evil in our country is so well-entrenched that it is beyond normal political means to correct our situation.

When the selection of a Supreme Court Justice hinges upon their stand concerning abortion, it should alarm anyone observing!

When more concern is given to a spotted owl, a wounded whale or an endangered plant than an innocent baby in it’s mother’s womb, it should alarm everyone!

When abortion rights become a major political consideration in a presidential race, it should alarm everyone!

When evil groups like the ACLU can freely-exercise their unholy agenda, it should alarm everyone!

When our presidents can be elected by an elite group of "king makers,” and be controlled by puppet strings, pulled by the same enemy that, for decades, has led us into wars and activities, whereby our offspring that missed the abortion clinic can now be sent off to die, it should alarm everyone!

When prayer was forbidden in our public schools, it should have alarmed everyone!

When the Ten Commandments — the foundation of our justice system, cannot be displayed in a courtroom or building, it should alarm everyone!

When most of our "churches” teach the false-doctrine of the "rapture,” whereby millions of mis-led Christians are content to sit around with silly smiles on their faces while sending emails to each other with pictures of a sissy-looking portrayal of Jesus or phony, winged-angels followed by some feel-good verse — all designed to keep the zombies asleep! — it should alarm everyone!

Americans who still have a brain functioning, should realize that we are already in the tribulation — and that Babylon has cracks forming in it’s foundation.

We (America) have been conquered! Why won’t our people wake-up to this fact? We are fed a steady diet of theater —a giant stage production every four years, that climaxes in a presidential election!

Patriotic Americans know something is seriously-wrong in our nation. However, they just can’t comprehend the magnitude and seriousness of it all. Every four years we go to the polls to vote into office some political incompetent who we think can somehow perform miracles and "turn things around.” We continually-refuse to believe that we are conquered and that we are SLAVES!

All the political rhetoric by which we are surrounded is for one purpose only —distract our attention and help maintain our mental state of being zombies to controlling forces.

Conquered? you are probably shouting at me, as you read this! Well, keep reading my friend.

Through the past 50 years many patriotic Americans have been active in various anti-Communist and/or pro-American activities, at which time, we all expected any conquering would come in the form of a "Red Dawn” type scenario, with enemy troops parachuting from the sky.
We prepared for this eventuality by forming various para-military and resistance organizations. As such, we could have been a formable resistance force to any potential invasion. But what has happened?

I want to, again, step back to about 30 years ago and present the thoughts of a man whose mind was ahead of the times. Pastor Sheldon Emry, in a few short words, spells out "What Happened.” ——

"The most common form [of conquest] is conquest by war. In time, though, this method usually fails, because the captives hate the captors and rise up and drive them out if they can. Much force is needed to maintain control, making it expensive for the conquering nation.

A second method [of conquest] is by religion, where men are convinced they must give their captors part of their earnings as ‘obedience to God.’ Such a captivity is vulnerable to philosophical exposure or by overthrow by armed force, since religion by its nature lacks military force to regain control, once its captives become ‘disillusioned.’ 

The third method [of conquest] can be called economic conquest. It takes place when nations are placed under ‘tribute,’ without the use of visible force or coercion, so that the victims do not realize they have been conquered. Tribute is collected from them in the form of ‘legal’ debts and taxes, and they believe they are paying it for their own good, for the good of others, or to protect all from some enemy. Their captors become their ‘benefactors’ and ‘protectors’. 

Although this is the slowest to impose, it is often quite long-lasting, as the captives do not see any military force arrayed against them, their religion is left more or less intact, they have freedom to speak and to travel, and they participate in ‘elections’ for their rulers. Without realizing it, they are conquered, and the instruments of their own society are used to transfer their wealth to their captors and make the conquest complete.”
— Sheldon Emry

There, my friends — in those few words, our situation is spelled out.

What are we supposed to do, you may ask? Well, I can predict what most will do. After 74 years of dodging the potholes in the roadway of life, I have observed people’s reactions to various stimuli. Therefore, I predict that:

1. The majority will not even completely read this and toss it aside, while mumbling about my sanity.

2. Another group will read it, maybe more than one time and then toss it in the waste can without much further thought, and then go back to the TV to figure out the best presidential candidate, Obama or McCain!
3. Another group will agree to a point. Their solution will be to get more people into church, where they are taught false doctrine. Yes, continue to support the very Babylonian church system that has been used to conquer the American mind!

4. A very small number of people will actually-awaken to the fact that they have mentally-dulled down to accept slavery, while thinking they are free. Fortunately, they will seek more information. To that group, I offer the following websites:

This is presented with the hopes that at least one person will lift the veil from their eyes and face reality — even though, admittedly, it’s not a pretty sight!

— Everett Moore

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