The Fiscal Cliff and How a JUBILEE can fix our Economic Woes
Sheri Combs Lantz, Author of
A Practical Girls Guide to the Universe and Why God is Good and Religion is Bad
Boy, in the world today God gets a bad rap. The plans for the universe are so simple yet we continue to ignore the fundamental truths provided by divine providence many that have served mankind fully in times long past. So here we are, being tossed to & fro, running around as if we are being chased by demons. Fear and tribulation have become the daily nature of our existence. Yet we think that by voting 11/6/12 we will be able to stem the tide of tyranny and persecution that we have allowed to invade our collective culture and minds.

We were never meant to be a part of a collective. We are all born with Free Will, yet we have been politically, economically, educationally and spiritually castrated of our own intellect. We have more information available to us than any other generation that has ever existed. Yet we still wait for someone else to tell us how to think, what to do, what is right in the sight of our peers.

Who are these peers? Are these not the same people we were told by our parents about “If so and so jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge would you?" Yet, what have we become? Nothing more than someone entities collective idea, fed to us by the media, public educators, politicians, and the religious leaders, of what is right and wrong. Waiting for the world to change or the President or the economy. We are being told to use our “Moral Imaginations” POTUS 2011. Are you kidding me, “moral imagination” what does that mean? I think it’s OK to have marry my dog, and since I can think it with my imagination, it is OK. Seriously!

So we are on an economic cliff, like Greece or the Weimar Republic. Little by little we are being pushed by invisible hands. However they are not invisible, it is the private corporation know as The Federal Reserve 1918, which is not a federal entity at all. The Federal Reserve established the Rules and Guidelines that lenders, corporations and the Government followed. Now we have Quantitative Easing by the private corporation known as The Federal Reserve. Three times in last 2 years they have chosen to print more Dollars. As we all know if there is more of something it becomes less valuable, or less collectible. Our dollar used to be worth 100 Pennies, but today it worth about 3 cents. When the world reserve currency falls into the abyss (this is not a matter of IF but when) our economy will collapse.

Should this happen look for the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund to issue something know as and SDR or Special Drawing Rights. This is a card that you will exchange for you valueless American Dollar (worth about .66 cents in exchange today)into a world currency.

If you still believe that the coming Presidential Election is going to turn this tidal wave you are mistaken. “One Barrel, Two Spigots” get that in your mind. It really doesn’t matter.

So here is Gods solution to our problems. We must stop ignoring the wisdom of our ancestors so we might find our way back to prosperity. Not just nationally but throughout the world. Now get this, no one loses and everyone wins. What we need is a year of JUBILEE! What is this you ask? Here it is, in a nutshell.

The name Jubilee is derived from the Hebrew word jobel, the joyful shout or elangor of trumpets, by which the year of jubilee was announced. It is celebrated every fiftieth year, marking the half century. "This fiftieth year is sacred—it is a time of freedom and of celebration when everyone will receive back their original property, and slaves will return home to their families" Leviticus 25:10

Since we have never experienced this in modern times and we are in the Hebrew calendar of 5772 which began on September 28, 2011 and will end on September 16, 2012, we are many moons past due for our year of Jubilee.

The LORD then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, 'When ye come into the land which I give you, then the land shall the land keep a Sabbath unto the LORD. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard and gather in the fruit thereof, But in the seventh year the land shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for the LORD…(25:2-4, KJV) You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years. You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you (Leviticus 25: 8-10, NASB) “For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you; ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession. And if thou sell ought into thy neighbor’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another…Leviticus 25:1-55 KJV.

Continue reading Leviticus 25 yourself and see exactly how Gods' plan is meant to help all of mankind.

The Jubilee embraces 3 core values: 1. the land is not to be sown, nor dressed. 2. nothing is to be gathered but all is to be left for the poor, the slave, the stranger and the cattle. OK, so our DEBT has been forgiven and we allow those who have not, take what they need from our stores, expecting nothing in return. So now you ask how does this benefit me? This time does not prohibit the creators of commerce from continuing their work, nor from other sources of subsistence. 3. You can fish, hunt, care for your bees and flocks, repair buildings and furniture and manufacture clothing. Whatever our modern day form of employment might entail, you get my drift. Every family who has a homestead will be able to keep their lot and it is held in the family and they must honor God. The debt is reverted and the homestead remains with that family.

The idea of the JUBILEE offered by God to mankind was “Apparently the periodic emancipation applied to every Class of Servants, to him that sold himself because he had become so poor to provide for his family, to him who had been taken and sold for debt, and to him who has been sold into servitude.“* No one is left out.

So as a people we choose with whom we would like to do business with again. We do not buy, sell or trade with those who are not truly looking out for mankind and only operating under their own greed, while telling us that they know what is best for the collective good of mankind. Remember as we have been recently told “You did not build that someone else did" POTUS. Really! I don‘t know about you but I have worked hard every day of my life in some form or fashion and nothing was given to me for free.

The reasons given by God for the implementation of Jubilee is simple and applies to where we are today. “It was to be the remedy for those evils which accompany human society and human government."*

How many TRILLIONS of dollars, euros, pesos, etc. are we in debt in this country and abroad and to whom do we owe this debt? Isn’t GOD GREAT? He has a plan for all of us! What if we were to observe this simple idea? Could our Nation and others nations around this wonderful place called Earth, that we call home, be returned again to be the most prosperous societies that have ever existed or are we doomed to fail? We are on a precipice and without divine intervention we are bound to fall. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the options presented to me today by those in power.

"The Jubilee in ancient times tended to abolish poverty. Without taking anything from anyone. It prevented large and permanent accumulation of wealth. It gave unfortunate families an opportunity to begin over again with a fair start in life. It particularly favored the poor without injustice to the rich. It tended to abolish slavery, and it greatly mitigates it."* Thank you God for the infinite wisdom you placed in the hearts and minds of all humankind. What a novel idea.

I don’t know about you, but I feel as if I have been in bondage my entire life.

“The effect of this law was at once to lift from the heart the terrible incubus of a life-long bondage-that sense of hopeless doom which knows no relief till death.”*

During this time we could once again become a free people. We could take the time to educate our families about Gods will for his people and not the collectives idea of what a free people should morally imagine to become. We have been given by the greatest innovator ever God, all of the tools needed to be a free productive society. Yet, what have we done instead? We have ignored the value of divine providence in our lives, we have subjugated our responsibility for our lives on others, we have allowed our intellects to be expunged by man-made laws, man-made religion and man-made greed.

Fortunately, it is not too late. We can find ourselves again immersed in the will of God for our lives. Hard work and sacrifice are what it takes. Are you willing to sacrifice your greed for the benefit of humankind before it is too late?

Remember what Smokey Bear said “Only you can prevent forest fires” and there is a fire and it is smoldering and if we fail to act the forest will be destroyed and we will have no one to blame but ourselves, individually and not collectively. Seize the day! There is nowhere left to go in the universe, so we have to start where we are, right NOW!

*A Dictionary of the Bible, Wm. Smith LL.D Copy-write 1884

Author's Bio: 

Sheri Combs Lantz, Author of A PRACTICAL GIRL'S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE AND WHY GOD IS GOOD AND RELIGION IS BAD, is queen of questioning the question. Mother of a 3 children from 29,14 and 11. Part-time Realtor with over 17 years of professional Real Estate Industry experience. Wife, Organic Farmer, self reliant Prepper, avid Equestrian, Friend, Reformed Liberal, a proud American trying to live the jaded American Dream and most importantly a Practical Girl.