A reprint of… Chapter 9 The Family Wealth of “The Family Fortune, 2nd ed.”
What is family wealth and what is it used for? With our natural families, a common source of family wealth is a family business. The wealth is used for the growth of the family business itself. It is also invested in order to provide the resources for current and future family growth building a family legacy. If there is long-term debt accumulated that cannot be paid off, the family starts to dwindle away and their legacy disappears.
A few years ago I recognized traditional wealth accumulation could be a losing battle. At the time I did not know if my thought was based on wisdom or foolishness. It was not the act of acquiring that makes wealth accumulation so unfruitful—but rather the act of theft. Since then, I have had my thoughts confirmed as wisdom by understanding the vehemence of “the state”… and false religions… against the private family’s existence.
We could say they’re just greedy and self-absorbed by those positioning themselves to power and wealth on the backs of the majority. Or, it is corruption from a seed that has sprouted as—open-mindedness… leafing out into suggestion… bearing the fruit of accusation… ripening into persecution—the seed of darkness with its fruit.
Why the hatred?
As I have said, God does, and intends to, provide for His people.
The fruits experienced of this “unseen Power” are a constant reminder of the depravity of the “current seen weakness” of man rejecting God’s offer to him of “the city of the living God”. Man’s frailty is the indicator of the finality of the “day of death” bearing down on his existence. With no hope, he will stake the lives of others in the fight against this approaching darkness in an effort to preserve himself and his treasure. He does not realize what he defends is the very darkness itself known as the… “city of man”.
Those that have confiscated power through the state and false religions—worship “the city of man”. Like a cancer, “the city of man” will convince the majority to support “her” by operating “under the surface”. Then one day “she” arises having consumed the “wealth of the masses”. Now depleted, the masses… the host… “the world”… dies!
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man… whose heart departeth from the Lord… he… shall not see when good cometh… Jeremiah 17:5,6
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Psalm 146:3-4
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8
I use “she” to describe “the city of man”.
I believe “she” is “the strange woman”, “the adulteress”, and “the harlot”—that the Holy Spirit has the role of warning the Family about—described in Proverbs. “She” is “the whorish woman” that seduces the hearts of men leading them away from the Family as a bull led to slaughter.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter… Proverbs 7:21,22
When “the city of man” has lusts that can no longer be financed by the labor of the majority, she borrows from them by issuing a promissory note. They accept the trade of their labor for this note because she has seduced them into believing she loves them. They think she has their best interests in mind by saving some of their “wealth” (really, the sweat of their brow—their labor) on their behalf to return to them on the day they grow too weary to “provide for themselves” (really, provide labor for “the city of man”). When they come to realize she had no intentions on paying them back… they protest. Her facade is exposed—the promissory note is a fiat currency backed with nothing of value.
Value! What Value?
The “city of man” treasury is depleted as the vanity of the beauty she once had. It’s too late. The wealth of the majority, like their labor, has already gone down the river.
The protest of the masses is answered by the crack of the whip she holds in her hand.
To add insult to injury… their labor purchased the whip!
Having already succumbed to her “charms”, at the lashing, they open the door to their private sanctuaries allowing her to grab any gold she may find. If their sanctuary has none, she has already compensated herself by increasing her own line of credit from them (setting lines of credit: a prerogative of the lender, not the debtor).
How has she done this?
First, she suppressed interest rates by printing copious amounts of promissory notes at her will—not at the will of the lender… the savers and investors. Now, she would not have to pay usury to the savers and investors from which she has borrowed (or is it stole) from.
Her manipulation policies then snap back like a rubber band causing inflation. This reduces the real value of the promissory notes held in the banks, mattresses, and coffee cans—on top of the declared value of outstanding debt she owes to the people.
No longer able to pay their bills, they close their businesses and lose their homes. She has taken their treasures.
She has found multiple ways to steal from them.
To conceal her lusts, she resorts to accusing the productive as being greedy, stingy, and criminal for attempting to hold onto the fruits of their labor. In her eyes, this justifies her violation of humanity.
[Of course, the false religions—Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth—the false church… produces the same rotten fruit through the social gospel… attempting to save the world and all that’s in it.]
…and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Isaiah 55:2
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. Matthew 6:19
The uncommon Family… “the city of the living God”… requires a different form of wealth to exist, grow, and thrive into becoming a legacy. I call this wealth “the other Gold”… also known as… the gold tried in the fire.
There is no debt, long or short term, associated with “the other Gold” for it has been paid-off, “once and for all”—forever! It is not subject to rust, rot, or depreciation. It cannot be inflated to worthlessness!
The value of “the other Gold” is based on the Family Treasury which is overflowing with true solid wealth called the Grace of God through Jesus Christ. “The other Gold” is not hid in a sanctuary made of stick, stone, or mortar. Rather, “the other Gold” occupies a sanctuary made of flesh called the “pure heart of flesh of the New Covenant”. This sanctuary is “the most inner room” (the vault) of the Temple of God on Earth—the body of the child of God… the Body of Christ… the Bride of Christ—the Church.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich… Revelation 3:18
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
…lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven… For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:20,21
Yes, presently “the other Gold” is at risk of raids, or theft. However, “the other Gold”—like those “certain unalienable Rights endowed all men by their Creator”—cannot be taken by force. Rather, it is given up by the will of the possessor when he negligently allows entry of the thieves into his vault.
Those that stave off the thieves of Satan and the world—attacking in the form of “doubt”… leading to “fear”… resulting in “sin”—continue to deposit the “returns of bearing fruit” from “the other Gold” into the Treasury of Heaven. These deposits are “saved” and “insured” by the Bridegroom of the Bride to bring with Him on the day they will meet again in marriage. Then she, as the Lamb’s Wife, will have complete access to and use of the Family Wealth.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end… lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:6,13
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. Proverbs 8:21
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance… Colossians 3:23,24
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Revelation 21
Which is worthy of pursuit as an investment for building lasting wealth… gold or… “the other Gold”?
Throughout history there has been much manipulation, deception, and atrocity carried out by men from the mistake of believing that the possession of one gold is an indicator of the possession of the other. That being said…
What is “the other Gold”?
It is Faith expressed by, “It is finished”, leading us to the Life of Christ—the Holy Spirit. This Life is the foundation of “the city of the living God”—the Wife of the Lamb of God. It is the Gift of God released and given by the permission of the Father through the “once and for all” Atonement Sacrifice Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ—when Christ willingly laid down His Life at the cross. A Gift of “the Promise” encompassed by the words… “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”—the Gift that is the “will of God”.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth… 1 Peter 1:7
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:30
…I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. John 10:18
…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5
And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me… that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:39,40
…what the will of the Lord is… be filled with the Spirit… Ephesians 5:17,18
I have stated the world hopes in man and “the city of man” so it strives to put down any threat to thereof. Does the targeting, or attack, of the world on the following substantiate the theory that all these serve as a reminder of “the city of the living God”… the New Jerusalem… the Lamb’s Wife—to come:
- marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman;
- the traditional family of a husband, wife, and children;
- the woman;
- the man;
- the Christian;
- the Jew;
- the nation of Israel, which stewards the city, Jerusalem; and
- Jerusalem itself?
The world… the state… the apostate harlot false church with its deceitful teachers… the occult… new age… Satan—they’re all builders of the city of man… the kingdom of man. They’re interchangeable—they offer the same false promises and hopes. Their intents are described in this chapter… to steal, and to kill, and to destroy (John 10:9)—it’s the spirit of antichrist… the demonic.