Monday, July 29, 2013

Who are the "Bankers"?


“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest." (Matt.25:24,25,26,27)

Who are the "Bankers" in this illustration?
Those symbolized by spiritual "Bankers" are mentioned in 2Cor.2:17; 2Pet.2:3; 1Tim.6:5; Rev.13:17. These are those who create a "commerce" out of worship (Matt.21:12; 1Pet.4:17).
The "gold" assigned and exchanged among Christ's household slaves in the time of the end, is not literal money, but spiritual currency. Jesus directs his slaves to "give freely" from what they "freely received" from him. But the "peddlers of God's Word" disobey Christ, and use these spiritual provisions for their own advantage, power, and stature with men.
Whoever allows their worship of God to become entangled with these spiritual "Bankers",
will be under compulsion to barter their loyalty (2Cor.11:3), obedience (Rom.6:16), worship (Rev.13:8), service (1Cor.7:23; Luke4:8), and chastity before God (Rom.1:25),
in exchange for
counterfeit spirit (1Tim.4:1), favor with men (John5:44; Gal.1:10), false peace and security with God (1Thess.5:3), and empty spiritual provisions (Isa.29:8; 55:2,1).
Those who dominate, desire and receive such capitalism,
receive their reward in full (Luke6:24,25,26; Matt.6:2; James5:1).

Out of fear, a slave of Christ who got entangled with such commerce, might be intimidated into burying the free truths of the Master, since such Bankers forbid any commerce but their own (Rev.13:17). A slave possessing a golden talent of Truth from Christ (Rev.3:18; Matt.25:14,15), might fear giving away that free truth in the midst of a marketplace dominated by the Bankers, especially since he is aware that this is forbidden.
Jesus here is telling the cowardly slave who "grows afraid", that he has an alternative.
How could an anointed slave deposit the spiritual treasures entrusted to him by the Master Christ (Matt.28:19,20; Acts1:2,8,9; Matt.25:14,15), with "Bankers", instead of burying/hiding that treasure of truth completely?
How might a slave of Christ, (being entrusted with the truths Christ taught), give that truth to "Bankers",
so that these symbolic "Bankers" could conduct "commerce" for profit with it?

The book of Revelation is very forthcoming, and elaborates extensively about this spiritual commerce in the time of the end (Rev.13:17). That commerce is being conducted by the false prophet (Rev.13:11) and it's supportive Wild Beast (Rev.13:17). Those two allies gain dominion over the anointed slaves of Christ (Rev.13:7). While these anointed slaves (who are entrusted with the truth of Christ -1John2:20,27; 1Cor.4:1) are captive to the Beast (Rev.13:10), they will not be permitted to publicly buy or sell Christ's spiritual provisions (Rev.3:18) (Rev.20:4; 6:9). But they CAN forward those insights to these "Bankers". Jesus says that this is preferable to not sharing truth at all (Zech.8:16; Eph.4:25), as this "lazy slave" chose to do and was condemned by the Master for it.
Of course those who courageously go further than what these Bankers permit, by speaking out to all they can, will pay a penalty at the "Bankers" hands (Rev.13:17,15; 11:7; 6:9).
These courageous pro-claimers, are the ones who conquer Satan (Rev.12:10,11) and receive the Kingdom (Rev.20:4; 6:10,11; Matt.25:20,21).

Testimonials to Christ's blessings of truth are being declared today in part, when the anointed send letters sourced in the grace of God's spirit, to the GB. These men have the power to determine what faith and deeds will be required of those they lead, what is published and fed to the sheep, and how positions under them are apportioned. These men determine in a spiritual sense, what is Bought and what is Sold. These men are the symbolic "Bankers" of Christ's illustration (Rev.13:17; Isa.55:2; 23:8; Dan.11:39).

The lesson?
If fear prevents an anointed one from teaching publicly the truth they know, due to the monopoly of spiritual commerce in the time of the end....
If they fear men, [(the power and authority of the Bankers) (wild beast and false prophet)];
Jesus says that they should at least forward that information to that Organizational Beast and it's leadership GB.

Yet prophecy tell us that in time, the Harlot will not remain over the Beast (Rev.17:16,17).
For a short time at the brink of the End, the Beast alone will reign without her (Rev.17:11,12).
The Beast then, shares the role of Banker with the Harlot GB.... even now.
How so?
The spiritual selling is now largely conducted by NON-anointed writing committees. Even now, the GB has begun to lose it's assertive power over what these publish.
In this sense, even the steward slave (GB) can be like the slave who buried their one talent, instead of passing it on to these Gentile (non-anointed) Bankers.
How so?
Remember that as "Steward" slave... the GB has been chosen to accept and manage the provisions coming from the other household slaves of the Master (Luke12:42). If the steward fails to manage these spiritual resources, the steward is wasteful of these provisions (labors of the other anointed)(Luke16:1,2). The present steward (GB) "buries" the letters of insight from the anointed who write to them. In this way, the GB also buries their own talent of responsibility.
Let's examine more closely, how the steward himself can be the lazy slave, who buried his one talent, and failed to "deposit" the "gold" from Christ, with the "Bankers".

The Steward is now over an organization of counterfeit priests; "Gentile" priests -(non-anointed Jews -Rom.2:28,29)/(These counterfeit priests are the disgusting thing standing in the Holy Place -Mark13:14; 2Thess.2:4).
 Only those who have the circumcision of the heart are to be priests of God. (Num.3:10; Eze.44:16; Mal.2:7)
This alliance between the Steward GB and the non-anointed Elders, compares to the Harlot riding the Gentile Wild Beast. This is also depicted as the False Prophet of Rev.13:11 who empowers and then exploits the Image of that same Beast.
As the unfaithful in covenant with God have done before, that prophet has installed these counterfeit Gentile priests over God's Temple (2Thess.2:4) and has delegated to them priestly duties belonging to the genuine anointed priests (Eze.44:6,7,8,9; 2Chron.13:9).
These impostor priests, are the "Bankers" within each Congregation of "J.W.'s". At the Congregation level, they decide and enforce what spiritual provisions can be "bought" and "sold".
("What do 'Buying' and 'Selling' Mean?")

How can Christ's illustration of the one-talent lazy slave, apply to the GB? (Luke16:1,3)
The steward GB had the choice of passing the letters of truth from the "domestics", on to the part of the Organization that handles/determines publishing (the writing department). This literature is where the rules and details of this "commerce"/"buying" and "selling", are published. Although these are performing illegitimate priestly services by being the source of spiritual provisions (Mal.2:7), the GB could have passed the letters from the other anointed, on to them to handle, instead of completely burying/discarding, the information the other anointed slaves sent directly to them.
Had the GB passed the letters on to the writing department, at least Christ, upon his return, could have then "received it back with interest.".
What does this mean?
These counterfeit Gentile priests are also identified in scripture as the "man of lawlessness"/"disgusting thing" in the "Holy Place"/Wild Beast/Locust-Scorpions/Anti-Christ.
They are going to have to answer to Christ for many things.
They have persecuted and stolen the authority ("crown") belonging to the genuine priests (Rev.9:7,10,21; 13:6,7; 11:7). They have demanded that the genuine priests/anointed, worship the "Image"/Idol that represents the counterfeit priesthood that persecutes them (Rev.13:7,8,15; 2Thess.2:4; Rev.20:4; 11:7).
Jesus will not only make them pay back exactly what they took.
The penalty to those who have ravaged his brothers, as well as the gold Christ gave them, will be paid back with interest (Matt.25:45; Rev.18:6; Jer.16:18).

"Who is the 'Man of Lawlessness'?"
"The 'Disgusting Thing'"


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