Part 6 :  The Great Wealth Transfer

I want to describe to you the great wealth transfer process of the Kingdom Age we are now living in.  And I want to encourage you to be a participant in it!

Everyone knows that old saying "Give a man a fish and he is still hungry tomorrow but teach him to fish and he will never be hungry again".

It sounds nice. It sounds true. There are whole armies out there of "life coaches", consultants, teachers, advisors, strategists, and motivational speakers in a veritable industry of "teaching the poor how to fish".

Here is the problem: I live in a fishing village on the west coast here in South Africa or what used to be a fishing village, and you can do all the teaching you want but there is no fish in the sea, or very little and what fish there is has been allocated to the big corporate fishing fleets. The other problem with that saying is that you assume the poor you are teaching actually has the capital equipment in the form of fishing equipment and a boat.

Here is what I am saying:  There has been a radical shift in the world economic system.  The world corporate financial structure is geared by both tax law and access to financial capital to give great advantage to the corporate sector to own and control the assets of the world.  And what the corporates don't own and control the government does. 

And the result is that real wages for the common people have been declining for the last 20 years which is why every year the gap between the top 10% and ever poorer bottom 90% is widening. Just training people is no longer an adequate financial success strategy. It assumes there are jobs and a vibrant economy out there waiting for them...that used to be so in the past. It is not so now or in the future...there is a word wide financial disaster waiting for them.

The time for us to change financial strategy for the Kingdom of God is now upon us.  There was a time when Israel was labouring in Egypt and then it was time to leave for the Promised Land and own their own assets, their own land.  There was a time when the Israelites were sent into captivity in Babylon and they had to serve Babylon.  But then the time came to leave and take possession of their own land and their own assets again.

There is a time to be working for the world system.  Ephesians 6: 7-9 recognizes this:
"With good will render service as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing each does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether salve or free...and there is no partiality with him."

So whether you are "slave" (slaving away for the company") or "free" (your own boss) do your work as unto the Lord as His servant....and He will pay wages that cannot be matched here on earth.

But we have to recognize that just training people to fish is a limited strategy.  Limited by the fact that our newly trained fisherman will be going to the company sector hoping they give him a job on their boats.

Our Kingdom Strategy:  Instead of just teaching him to fish we create out own renewable fish resource as in aquaculture that is owned by and operated by our own fishing collective and not dependent on the corporation or the government to hand out a fishing quota.

This is what I call the "Kadosh Strategy": Creating and bringing assets into the Kingdom of God.

The Kadosh Strategy.

. This is the Kadosh Strategy…Holiness Unto the Lord!

You will understand this better when you  realize what “holiness unto the Lord” means. The word “holy” in Hebrew is “kadosh” which means “separated”. To be “holy” means to be separated for God’s use. When you are saved, God declares you to be “Holy”, separated from the world and it’s agenda and now your life is spent serving the Lord and His agenda. But it is not just people who are called “Holy”.  There are objects also called “Holy”. In the Tabernacle of Israel all the implements of the Tabernacle like the “shew-bread” and the incense etc. were considered “Holy”. Not for secular or private use but to be used in the service of the Lord.

But here is the wonderful thing about the Kingdom Age.  It is described Zachariah 14:20: “In that day (the Kingdom Age which is now) shall there be upon the bells of the horses Holiness Unto the Lord and the pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts.”

So what Zachariah is saying that the day is coming when the most common household items will be separated for the use of the Lord just as if it was an implement in the Temple of God.  Horses, pots etc. all are now “kadosh” in that day. This is the “Kadosh strategy”.  We go into the world to preach the gospel of the Kingdom, but we start claiming the people of the world and the things of the world for the use of the Lord and His Kingdom purposes.

The Israelites for a time had to serve Pharaoh and build his useless monuments…but the time came to get out of Egypt, take great wealth with them and use their freedom and wealth to build the Tabernacle of the Lord and conquer the Promised Land. The same for the Israelites in Babylon. For a time they had to serve the king of Babylon and serve his purposes…but the time came to get out of Babylon and build the Tabernacle of God and possess the land.

Now look at that wonderful scripture in Revelations 21-22 that describes how we are going to heal the nations. And remember from our previous writing that this is not some big city coming out of the sky at the end of the Millennium! This is exactly what John says it is, the Bride of Christ (21:9) which is the church doing what the Lord called us to do now in the Kingdom Age which we are now living: Manifest the presence and the power of God on earth in order to heal the nations. Read what he says:
21:24-27 “the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it…and they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it and there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles neither works abomination or makes a lie.”

Then in Rev.22:1-2 John sees a river of life flowing from the city with the tree of life growing from the waters which is for “the healing of the nations” but outside the city John says (22:15) are “dogs and sorcerers and whoremongers and murderers and idolaters and whoever loves and makes a lie.”

John sees a vision of the church as a community of believers, a city, a New Jerusalem. He sees the believers as “kings” and “priests” (Rev.1:6 “for he has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father…”). There is no temple in this city because the saints are both the tabernacle of God where God now dwells as well as the priests ministering to the people and nations.  But the saints are also described as kings who go out among the nations and bring back “glory and honor” from the nations into the city or community. The result is that the unsaved and the sinners are outside but inside are all the things that are “holy” (or in Hebrew “kadosh”). Which brings up the prophecy  of Zachariah and the meaning of ‘kadosh”.

What does that mean for us as the fulfillment of the prophecy of Zach.14 and Rev. 21 and 22 as the New Jerusalem the city of God, the temple of God, the Body of Christ? It means that we are going to form “ekklesias” composed of priests and kings. Our kings are each believer who the Lord has called to conquer territory for the Kingdom of God here on earth. Here are some of the kings and what they will bring in to the kingdom:
* There will be teachers who will bring in best teaching practices for our children’s education.
* There will be farmers who will bring in food production into the Kingdom.
* There will be doctors who will bring in healing and medicines into the Kingdom.
* There will be technologists and scientists who bring in new discoveries in energy production, material sciences, nano-technology and many other wonderful new technologies into the Kingdom.
* There will be IT specialist that will create new social networks for the people of God around the world to connect with each other.
* There will be economists that will design a new Kingdom system of economics with new community money and international trade systems among God’s various “ekklesias” all over the world.
* There will be bankers who will provide us with a sound banking system that brings the savings of God’s people to real productive investments that all of God’s people can share in.
* There will be construction engineers that will design and build for us the most modern and comfortable living communities that we can raise our families in.

In this model of the church of tomorrow every one is a king and everyone is a priest. Everyone has something to bring into the New Jerusalem and what they bring is “kadosh” Holy unto the Lord;  that is it is only to be used for the Lord and His Kingdom. Their gifts and labor are not going to be wasted on a world system that corrupts and wastes the lives and work of the people. Even the person who manufactures a pot will be doing it as “Holiness unto the Lord” because the pot belongs to the Lord and is to be used for His purpose.

That is the Kingdom “Kadosh” strategy. It is what we used to call in the days of Apartheid here in South Africa, “Separate Development”. But this time our separate development strategy is not based on racial preferences because the Lord wants all races and nations to participate in His kingdom. Instead our separate development strategy is based on Rev. 21 and 22: We work with and commune with our fellow believers and outside the community are the unbelievers. This will result in the Salt Strategy going into effect…

God wants to effect a great transfer of wealth of the nations into the Kingdom of God.  There are multiple reasons for this. Consider this:

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." (Psalm 24:1)  That means ownership of the earth and all its capital assets belong to the Lord.  He rents it out to whoever He wills. But there comes a time for "fruit inspection".  That is the owner comes to see if His assets are being properly administered.  If they are not properly administered then judgment comes.

It happened in Noah's day
It happened at Babel.
It happened to the Canaanites.
It happened to Egypt and Babylon.
And it happened to the Jews when Jesus pronounced judgment upon them and said "The kingdom has been taken away from you and given to another who will briong forth fruit".

God's judgment is coming on the world Babylon system.  The evil and corruption has reached epic proportions. God's assets are being wasted.  The earth and the people of the earth cry out to God for judgment of their cause:
"You will not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy...you shall give him his wages on his day and before the sun sets for he is poor and sets his heart on it so that he may cry against you to the Lord and become sin in you"  (Deut. 24: 14-15)

The earth cries out for the pollution. The abused children cry out to the Lord. The oppressed workers cry out to the Lord.  The hungry cry out to the Lord.

The great Landlord and owner of the earth is coming to render judgment.  And He will take away the assets of the earth from the oppressors and give it to His saints to heal the earth and heal the nations.

Are we ready to assume the great responsibility that the Lord wants to entrust to His church?  "The earth groans and waits for the manifestation of the sons of God" (Rom. 8 : 19). "And the time came that saints possessed the Kingdom of God" (Dan 7:21).

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