Gold and Silver – God’s True Money

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                                                         Written By Tony K

Firstly I would like to say straight off the bat here that I am not a financial expert. I couldn’t trade my way out of a paper bag. Of those in the A Minute to Midnite Team, Chris knows far more about that stuff than I do. And I’m not sitting on a big stash of gold, and I don’t have some impressive financial portfolio. I live a pretty simple life style and it’s far from lavish. So I’m not here to advise anyone on what they should or shouldn’t do with their money. There are others who are far more qualified than I am to do that. But what I will do here, is share a few things I have learned about history, and also a little about what the bible teaches about money. I will outline also, some thoughts on what I believe is very likely soon going to happen on the global financial scene.

I will begin by saying Unapologetically that I believe God created gold and silver to be money. Man created fiat currencies. I do not believe that God’s plan for mankind is ultimately to have a corrupt monetary system controlled by a few central banks, who are in turn really just the front for a few Elite Oligarchs, who ultimately pull the strings behind the scenes. A debt based financial system is not scriptural, and in fact goes against scriptural principles. Therefore, why would God approve of it? Yet I hear so often Christians mis-representing two scriptures as their basis to scoff and mock at those who suggest transferring their fiat currencies into precious metals. They take those two verses out of context. Before I deal with those two verses (Ezekiel 7:19 and Zephaniah 1:18) I will lay a foundation to show why I believe they are taken out of context by those who scoff at Christians who believe in holding physical precious metals..

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine saith the Lord of Hosts.” Haggai 2:8 (KJV)

“Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things Joel 3:5-6 (KJV)

Look at those two verses above. Who’s gold and silver was it? It was God’s right? Everyone knows that it takes work to get gold or silver. Remember the old days with people panning in rivers for gold? How about gold and silver mines. They have been with us since nearly the year dot. Who put those metals in the ground? Answer: God the creator. Why did he put them there? I believe one of the reasons why he created gold and silver was for the purpose of being used as money. You cannot manufacture gold. You cannot manufacture silver. You have to dig for them. It seems to me that anything of real value in this world takes work to get, or work to create. But how much work does it take to run off a string of notes from a printing press? Or even more in today’s world; How much work is involved in clicking a computer mouse, and thereby creating some new monetary figure into existence based on nothing of substance, and without ever even printing the notes? How much real worth is in a piece of paper? How much real worth is in a number on a computer screen? Currency can be created out of thin air. The crafty people at the top of the pyramid know this and use it for their own ends. Particularly since the creation of the Non- Federal entity called The Federal Reserve.

 “If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.” Job 22:22-25 (KJV)

The words in the verse above were those of Eliphaz the Temanite to Job in his time of misery. His premise that Job was somehow in the wrong, and that it had caused his demise was incorrect. Nevertheless in this case his advice was sound advice all the same. The book of Job is possibly the oldest book in the bible. Gold and silver were mentioned as being of value then. What makes anyone think that suddenly now, after thousands of years of precious metals being valuable that suddenly now they will cease to be?

Later, In 1 Chronicles chapter 28 God even gives instructions on what weight of gold and silver should be used in the construction of the temple and the implements for use therein. Throughout the bible we see gold and silver being used as money. It was also held in high esteem in the buildings and manufacture.

Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.” 1 Corinthians 3:12-14 (KJV)

In the new testament passage above, we see that gold and silver are used as an example of precious things and are used in the light of judgement according to a person’s works. Not that the works are literal gold and silver, but they are used as an example of something of great value compared with wood , hay and stubble; which will be burned up in the fire. 1 Peter 1:7-8 also uses gold in a positive allegorical way. We should be able to see from these passages that God is not against gold and silver. How can he be; he created it!

Remember too. What were Joseph and Mary given by the wise men after the birth of Jesus? Gold Frankincense and myrrh; three very valuable things at that time in history. The value of them probably helped them pay their way during the flight to Egypt.

The scoffers and mockers always love to quote two particular verses as reasons why not to invest in gold or silver. They use primarily these two verses as a basis to justify continuing to trust in their fiat currencies, and digital bank accounts. “The bible says You’ll throw your gold and silver away as worthless” they claim, (all the while many of them have large household insurance policies and medical insurance etc). “We will just trust in God to look after us if things get bad”, they often echo. I have heard many of them say something along those lines. So hang on a minute, here’s a question: why don’t you trust him now instead of trusting in your insurance policies then? I feel like asking them if they are they going to trust in their insurance policies or bank accounts at the Day Of the Lord! While they are buying boats, houses, cars, computer games, and the latest smart phones today, many of these people laugh at anyone who suggests to them that they might want to look at owning physical gold or silver as a sort of hedge or insurance for a time if, (or more likely when), the current financial system finally implodes totally. By the way, that scenario looks increasingly likely to happen in the near future. When you try to tell them that, they mostly either look at you blankly, or they laugh at you , thinking you are crazy and change the subject! Yes, I’ve had plenty of those types of conversations. So let’s look at those two verses now that many of these people use as their justification.

Here’s the first one:

“They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity. Ezekiel 7:19 (KJV)

The mockers don’t usually quote the second half of that verse. Just the first part. Now here’s the second one:

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.” Zephaniah 1:18 (KJV)

Again those that usually quote this verse only quote the first half of the verse. Why do they ignore the second half of the verse where it says there will be a speedy riddance of all in the land? What is the context of both those verses? Well if you read the whole of Ezekiel chapter 7 you will find that it is speaking of a time of judgement where NOTHING will save the people. It’s not a chapter where God is saying that gold and silver is the issue. On the contrary, NOTHING you have in that day is going to be of help. Is that day upon us now? No! In Zephaniah chapter 1 It’s the same story. The context is the Day of the Lord, and on that day EVERYTHING is consumed. NOTHING will save you on that day (except knowing Jesus Christ). Your insurance policies won’t save you , nor will your digital bank accounts. Once again this is not a passage about gold or silver being evil. It’s about the evilness of man being judged! When will this day come? I don’t know know. None of us do! Meanwhile there may be a whole lot of living to do first. I believe during the coming years the entire fiat financial system will come crashing down, It may well be your paper money and your digital bank accounts that become worthless. Gold and silver has never in the history of the world been worthless. But many fiat currencies have come and gone. All of them have essentially become worthless at some point. There are over 600 currencies that have come and gone over the last few thousand years. The Greek empire and the Roman empires largely fell because of the collapse of their fiat currencies. And guess what! – gold and silver have survived them all!

If you want to know more about the history of currencies, currency wars, and why gold and silver have survived them all, then I highly recommend reading Michael Maloney’s book called Guide To Investing In Gold & Silver. It covers those topics in great depth.

Another one of the excuses that the scoffers who reject gold and silver use is something along these lines:

But when the Mark of the beast comes you won’t be able to buy or sell without it so what use will your gold and silver be then?” I have heard them ask that question on a number of occasions. Well actually, more than it being a serious question from them, it is them proudly proclaiming it as a reason to ignore precious metals now. Well, it may be the case during The Great Tribulation but, I do not believe gold and silver will become “ worthless doorstops” even under the beast system. You may not be able to buy and sell with it if you don’t have the “666 Mark”, but it still won’t be worthless. Gold bars won’t be relegated to doorstops. At least not in the beginning anyway. How do I know that? Well let’s have look at Daniel chapter 11. This chapter is dealing with a man called the King Of The North. The final king of the North is the man many refer to as the AntiChrist. Let’s look at a couple of verses in that chapter:

But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.” Daniel 11:38 (KJV)

If gold and silver become worthless, why would the Antichrist (King Of The North) use them in this purpose of honouring a god that his fathers knew not?

But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.” Daniel 11:43 (KJV)

If gold and silver are worthless in the end time reign of the Antichrist, why would he want power over them?

So hopefully now you can see why I believe it’s nonsense when people talk about gold becoming worthless and being thrown away in the street. For a start, how many people do you know actually own gold? Is it a significant number of people enough to warrant the bible mentioning them throwing it in the streets? No I doubt it. Well, perhaps there may be a reason it is worthless. What if there is a different type of gold? Let’s go back and compare some scriptures:

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine saith the Lord of Hosts.” Haggai 2:8 (KJV)

“Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things Joel 3:5-6 (KJV)

In those two verses we can clearly see the gold and silver is called God’s, whereas if we look at:

“They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity. Ezekiel 7:19 (KJV)

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.” Zephaniah 1:18 (KJV)

There’s a difference. In those two verses who’s gold and silver is it? It says THEIR doesn’t it! Could it be a different sort of silver and gold? Is it possible that it may be the paper certificates for gold and silver, and the paper fiat money representing gold and silver that get thrown in the streets, and NOT the physical gold and silver that almost no one has!

Our whole global financial system based on getting the populace into debt runs against the principles of scripture. We have bought into a great fraudulent scam which makes the banksters rich, while keeping the large majority of the population slaves to the system. Do you really think God is happy with such a system? Or will he have to judge it and bring it to naught? What will happen to those who have kept people enslaved through debt while they themselves grow rich off the proceeds?

Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.” James 5:4-5 (NKJV)

So try to get out of debt if you can now rather than continue to support a system that is designed to keep you down and dependent on it. Try not to take on new debts.

The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7 (NKJV)

I believe a day will come when the earth is so decimated by nuclear war, asteroids, meteors and comets (Wormwood) may pummel it, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes may shake the ground and cloud the skies, and it will become difficult to survive at all. At that point yes, gold and silver won’t save anyone. When the sea has turned red, and all the grass is dead; when the signs of the final phase of last three and a half years of the Great Tribulation as foretold in the Book of Revelation take their toll on the earth; when the planet is so trashed that nothing will grow, and food is so scarce as to be almost impossible to find. At that point gold and silver may become almost worthless. But we aren’t there yet, and we don’t know how far away that time will be. WE may have a lot of living to do before that happens. Meanwhile we will likely see a collapse of the current global financial system, and with it the demise of the fraudulent fiat paper money scams, the massive derivative market, and the crooked debt-based ponzi schemes. So rather than go down with the sinking ship and keeping all your eggs in the basket of the current financial system, if you have any means to be able to do so; make some preparations outside of the banking system to help you survive what is likely to be a calamity for many. A great transfer of wealth will occur. When that occurs, physical; and I stress the word “physical”, gold and silver will remain of value as they always have done throughout human history. Their value has outlived every fallen empire and every failed state, and every disappearing currency. Why Is that? Because it’s God’s true money and man’s counterfeits will ALWAYS fail eventually!

That which has been is what will be,

That which is done is what will be done,

And there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:19 (NKJV)