Hello, and welcome to another video from the only channel that you need to not only survive the current apocalypse, but actually enjoy it, and today’s video is going to be about mammon.
If you have been watching my videos for a while, then you probably recognize that the information that you hear from me is unlike anything that can be found anywhere else, and today will be no different. In fact, you need to understand before I even get started that what you are about to hear, has not been revealed to mankind for thousands of years. Even though, it has always been there. Hidden in plain sight.
There seems to be quite a bit of debate about exactly how mammon should be translated, but that doesn’t mean that an accurate understanding can’t be had. As we approach the last days, more and more is being revealed to those of us who patiently await the restoration of God’s Kingdom.
Part of Jesus’ “Sermon On The Mount”, Matthew6:24 says, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
This is how the verse appears in the King James English version of the Bible, and yet, mammon is not an English word. At least it isn’t a modern English word.
People speaking Olde English may have had a better understanding of just what mammon was, but from what I have uncovered, even in Olde English mammon did not mean what Jesus was trying to convey.
In our day most people understand that mammon has something to do with money, due to the fact that many modern English translations render it as money, or gold, or treasure, or wealth.
Why Jesus used this word, or where he could have learned it is supposedly unknown. Ancient cultures around the world had within their vocabularies the word mammon, or words very similar to mammon defined in all of the ways that Bible translators have rendered it, and yet, every Bible reference book produced by Christendom, and Judaism says that this word does not exist anywhere in any ancient Hebrew document produced prior to the first century. it is found nowhere in the Old Testament, and other than the few times that Jesus mentioned it, the word mammon is not used by any other New Testament Bible figure.
In some parts of the world and at different times in human history, people seemed to use the word mammon to mean things that were unrelated to any monetary system, such as pride, gluttony, materialism, unjust worldly gain, and greed. It is obvious from the way that this word has been used historically that mammon could mean different things according to the surrounding text.
Even though we are told that the word appears nowhere in the old testament, I thought that it would be a good idea to check and see if there were any ancient Hebrew words that were close, just to see if perhaps some of those words might hold the key to figuring out what mammon actually was.
What I discovered, is that contrary to Church Doctrine, mammon is for a fact found in the Old Testament. Not only that, but in the King James Bible, mammon is translated as treasure.
Right about now, you should be asking yourself, why theologians are so reluctant to share this information with us, and if you will simply watch this video to it’s end, you will find out.
The Hebrew version of the word is actually matmown Strong’s H4301, and according to Strong’s is more precisely translated as hidden treasure. Matmown is used five times in the Old Testament, in five different books, written by five different men. (Genesis43:23, Job3:21, Proverbs2:4, Isaiah45:3, and Jeremiah41:8)
At Genesis43:23, the first use of the word matmown reveals something that will be extremely helpful in deciphering the true meaning of the word mammon as used by Jesus.
“Peace to you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has put treasure in your sacks for you. I received your money.”
This verse uses the word matmown translated as treasure, but also uses the word keceph Strong’s H3701, which translates as money. Should we accept that keceph is money, then we have to understand that matmown can not mean the same thing as keceph.
In researching the information for this video, I had to learn as much as I could about the history of money. I wanted to find out about the similarities in weights and measures and metals used in producing the coins and the monetary units, or names of the coins, of as many of the empire’s mentioned in the Bible as I possibly could, but just by coincidence, I learned something much more important.
The key to deciphering the information that you are going to hear today came from an article discussing the origins of the banking system.
The very first banks in all of recorded history were begun in ancient Egypt. People who made deposits into the banks would receive what we today would call deposit slips and their information would be recorded by the Banker. If they made a withdrawal they would have to give a receipt to the banker in the form of what we would call a check. If they wished to make a withdrawal but had no money in the bank, they would have to take out a loan. Those using the system would have to pay tribute in the form of interest. That interest would become the property of the state, and would fund civil engineering projects, pay for the maintenance of the government, and of course pay those who worked at the bank.
The coin of the realm at the time was grain. The system made perfect sense. Anyone could have stored their own grain, but by using the states storage facilities, they would know that their grain would be rotated out, so as to maintain the freshness of the grain.
In other words, if a farmer were to produce a ten year surplus, and stored it himself, he knew that he would eventually have to eat some ten year old grain. But if he stored it with grain from someone that had experienced crop failure, he knew that his grain would serve the local community, and when he had no grain, he would still have access to grain that had been harvested by farmers more fortunate than himself.
But it was also the nations tax base, and even if a farmer did not want to use the system, he would be forced to do so by law. Just like in our day, a percentage of every crop would be collected by the state as an income tax. The Egyptian banking system would take care of this automatically.
Using the Egyptian Banking system worked very much like a modern day insurance policy against hunger. It also worked to maintain the grain under the best conditions possible. The very first vaults in all of recorded history were those necessary for storing that grain.
The Egyptians called those huge underground vaults, matmown. In fact the first mention of the word in our Bibles at Genesis43:23 is a quote from a Hebrew man that was sold into slavery to the Egyptian Empire, and eventually rose to become the second most powerful man in all of the world. His name was Joseph, and he was put in charge of the Egyptian Banking System by Pharaoh.
Joseph was promoted to his position because Pharaoh was able to perceive that he had the gift of prophecy. God revealed to Joseph that Egypt was about to experience seven years of abundance, followed by seven years of famine. It was only because of Joseph that the Egyptian people were saved through what could have been a catastrophe.
Supposedly there is nothing in secular history to confirm that this actually happened, but a huge carved stone called the “Famine Stella” speaks of a Pharaoh named Djoser, who saved Egypt from a seven year famine. Djoser is possibly the Egyptian version of the Hebrew name Yowceph, which would be the word that we translate into our English name Joseph.
This stone is used by atheist as evidence that the Bible was plagiarized from Egyptian mythology. Leaders of the religion of Christianity have taken a stand against the opinions presented by the leaders of the religion of Atheism. But for those of us who, are not involved in religion, it seems obvious that what is recorded in The Bible, and what is recorded on the “Famine Stella”, are possibly just two different accounts of the same event. We won’t know for sure one way or another until after the resurrection of the dead.
Because of the Bible, we can say for certain that the very first banker in all of recorded history was the son of Israel named Joseph. He may not have invented underground vaults, but prior to the Bible account of the famine, no records from any culture anywhere mentioned anyone doing what Joseph did.
Unbeknownst to himself, Joseph had created a system of banking that would serve every Empire that would exist all the way up into our modern day.
If we examine the historic records of every empire that has ever existed, we can see a direct line of descent all the way from The Egyptian grain reserves to The Federal Reserve. What Joseph did was much more significant than stockpiling grain for a seven year famine. By the time the famine had ended, and the grain had run out, Joseph had replace all of the grain in those vaults with precious metals.
Jacob’s tribesmen were not Egyptian, and as such were not members of the Egyptian Banking System. They could not simply make withdrawals of grain, they had to buy into the system, and the only thing that they had was gold and silver. They were apparently not the only ones.
According to Genesis 41:56, and 57:
“The famine became bad everywhere in Egypt, so Joseph opened the storehouses and sold the grain to the Egyptians. People from all over the world came to Egypt to buy grain, because the famine was so severe in their countries.”
By the end of the seven years, what little grain was left was used to grow more grain. The vaults of Egypt had been emptied, but in Joseph’s possession was all of the gold of Egypt, and all of the Gold of all of the surrounding nations. It could be said, that by the time that the famine had ended, Joseph had in his possession nearly every ounce of gold, that mankind had ever taken from the Earth.
There is no way of knowing just how much gold that would have been. But, the Bible repeatedly mentions the Gold over and over again beginning in Genesis, and ending in Revelation, and secular history records that much of what is recorded in The Bible is accurate.
Many of the people that traveled to Egypt when the famine broke out, ran out of gold, before they ran out of famine. Not only were they forced to hand over all of their material wealth in order to survive. But once their wealth had run out they had to take out loans.
Hundreds of years later the descendants of those original famine survivors were still enslaved to the Egyptian banking system, with little hope of ever escaping the slavery that they had inherited from their parents. God took note of this injustice, and chose a man from the house of Pharaoh to deliver the slave labor force of the Egyptian Empire.
Many of those people could trace their ancestry all the way back to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The tribal associations that were recognized in Moses’ day were based on the names of the 12 son’s of Jacob. The man that God chose was one of those descendants named Moses.
Although Moses was a Hebrew, he had been adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. Most are familiar with the story of Moses due to it’s preservation by the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Others are familiar with the account, because several popular movies have been produced over the years based on the story of Moses delivering his people from slavery. But not too many people are familiar with what happened to that gold.
God rescued the nation of Israel from Egyptian bondage in a very dramatic way. Initially Pharaoh refused to allow Moses to take his people out of Egypt, because as the Bible says, The Hebrews, made up a huge portion of the nation’s slave labor force. But after a series of very dramatic plagues, shut down the entire Egyptian Empire, Pharaoh submitted to Moses’ request.
Egypt was ruled by the descendants of those people who were fortunate enough to have spent the seven years of plenty storing up their grain. Over time, those who entered Egypt without grain had been completely stripped of all of their material wealth, and when that wealth ran out, they were finally stripped of their freedom. Most of the worlds ruling elite today acquired their power in a similar fashion.
To anyone who has ever read the Bible, it is obvious that forgiveness of debts is a major part of God’s personality, and as such he expects those of us who he has forgiven to willingly forgive others.
Forgiveness of debts was written into the Law of Moses, but more importantly it was part of natural law. This concept was so important that when Jesus was asked by his listeners how to pray? He told them to pray,
“Forgive us our debts as we forgive others.” (Matthew6:12)
Apparently the Egyptian hierarchy had never considered forgiving the debts of the Hebrew people. We can only imagine that they were just as selfish, as our current world rulers. But God was going to teach them how to do the right thing.
By the time that the final plague had ended, the Egyptians were ready and willing to grant freedom to their slave labor force. It is unlikely that they felt remorse over their treatment of the children of Israel, but it is more than obvious that they wanted them gone.
Leading Israel into a system of perpetual debt slavery may have seemed like a good idea, initially, but in the end the Egyptians were forced to realize that their social hierarchy had it’s drawbacks.
According to Exodus 12:36,
“And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”
As originally recorded in Hebrew, this verse is not about lending anything, and it is definitely not about a gift. The word used here is sha’al Strong’s H7592, which means that the Egyptians gave in to the demands of the Israel.
Another word that indicates that this was not voluntary, is natsal, or waynaselu Strong’s H5337. Which is rendered in the King James Version as spoiled, but in other versions as stripped, carried away, or plundered.
This word has much more force to it than most people understand. This word indicates that what Israel did to Egypt was what was normally done by victors in a war. Israel literally stripped the entire nation of all of it’s resources, including as verse 35 says, their gold, and their silver.
Most understand that after allowing Israel to leave, Pharaoh had a change of heart, but what the Churches are not telling us, is why. Once Pharaoh realized that Moses’ people were carrying away the entire basis for the Egyptian economic system, he likely felt that he had no choice.
The story of the gold does not end there. When Moses ascended Mount Sinai to receive the Stone Tablets Of The Law, his brother Aaron used the gold plundered from Egypt to make a golden calf, in order to worship it.
The Bible does not say how much of the gold was used. It could have been a small portion of the gold plundered from Egypt, or they may have used all of it. But the Bible does tell us that when Moses saw what the Israelites were doing, he destroyed the tablets that God had given him, destroyed the golden calf, ground it up, put it in water, and forced the people to drink it. (Exodus32:20)
In any case shortly after being forced to ingest the gold, the Bible records that they started making other golden objects of worship. There can only be two possible explanations for this. Either they had more gold, or they sifted through their feces and recovered the Gold that Moses had forced them to swallow.
If we read the Bible with an open mind, and try to forget everything that the Churches teach about God’s so called “Chosen” people, it would be hard to imagine those Israelites walking past those glistening turds, sparkling in the sunlight day after day, without taking positive action to rescue them from the elements.
After worshiping the Golden calf, the nation entered into a covenant with God to engage in an annual cycle of rituals very similar to the cycle of rituals practiced by the surrounding nations. Most of the articles used in their worship were made with gold including their most venerated sacred object, The Ark Of The Covenant.
As history marched on, more and more gold was taken from the Earth and mankind’s stockpile continued to grow. Around the world the power and prestige of kings was being measured by the amount of gold that they possessed. The wealthiest king alive at that time was named Solomon.
Solomon inherited the Kingdom of Israel, from his father David. As King of Israel, David had never really craved gold, and there is nothing in the Bible to indicate that his Empire was dependent on the amount of Gold in his treasury. Much of what is recorded about David indicates that he placed his trust in his God.
Much of what Solomon wrote about his God indicates that like his father he put his trust in God, but if we read everything that Solomon wrote, and compare that to what others wrote about him, he was obviously divided in his loyalties.
The Bible says that Solomon worshiped many gods.(Kings11:19) And the God that he seemed to worship the most was gold. As they say, actions speak louder than words, and when we compare what Solomon said to what Solomon did, it is very obvious that his primary mission in life was to acquire as much gold as possible.
The way that he accomplished this goal was by imposing a very severe tax on the people. And according to the Bible, the gold that he demanded was a very specific amount.
“Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon annually was 666 talents of gold, besides that which the explorers and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land brought gold and silver to Solomon.”
Even thought the gold that Israel had in their treasuries had grown day by day, over hundreds of years, mixed in with all of that gold, was the original gold that their ancestors had first used to purchase the grain that was stored in those Egyptian matmown. Which of course was part of the gold that they had plundered from the Egyptians as they left. And the gold that they had used to make the golden calf.
In Solomon’s own words “I gathered me also silver and gold and the peculiar treasure of Kings.”(Ecclesiastes2:8)
According to the ten commandments mankind was required to rest every seventh day. That seventh day was called the Sabbath. But according to the Law of Moses there was also to be a sabbath year.
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.(Leviticus 25:4)
If we keep in mind that Solomon received the tax of 666 talents of gold every year, then we have to conclude that either Solomon had declared an end to the Sabbath, or his people had found some way to pay taxes without working.
Many English translations of the Bible lead us to believe that Gold over time will rust away. Fortunately for us God’s word in it’s original languages says no such thing. Gold is the least reactive of all metals. Exposure to Oxygen does not cause it to rust. Gold is not radioactive. All of the Gold that exist in nature is the same gold that was here when the Earth was created. The only way for gold to go away would be through theft, loss or depreciation.
When God’s patiences had finally run out, he delivered The Kingdom of Judah into the hands of the Babylonians. Under King Nebuchadnezzar, General Nebuzaradin entered the city exterminated many of the inhabitants, destroyed the temple, and plundered the treasury of Judah, just as Israel had plundered the Egyptians hundreds of years earlier.
All of the gold that the nation had been hording for all those hundreds of years, was carted off in a day, and carried out to a place called Dura, where it was stacked into a massive pile that would have been taller than most buildings that existed at that time.
According to the Bible description it was a tall thin structure, about 9 feet wide, and standing 90 feet tall. Although, we can not know what that structure looked like for certain, most depictions that artists have created over the years resemble an obelisk.
It is reasonable to assume that Nebuchadnezzar’s idol would have been an obelisk, because thousands of tall thin structures have been found all around the world dating back to that time period, and all of them are obelisks.
It should be obvious to anyone that has ever read the Bible that the people of Israel were no different than most of the people that live in our day, in that they lusted after gold. In the Bible, their behavior is rightfully referred to as worship. But once Nebuchadnezzar erected his tower, the worship of gold became mandatory. Those captured Jews were forced by law to bow down in worship to that pile of metal.
“And the herald proclaimed aloud, “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that when you hear the sound of the musical instruments, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has erected. And whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace.” (Daniel3:4-6)
That calf of gold that the children of Israel had voluntarily worshiped hundreds of years earlier stood before them once again, it had grown in size, and had been reshaped but, even still, they were once again, bowing down to serve it.
There is much more to this story. Not everyone was willing to worship the gold. Just as Moses had refused to bow to the Golden Calf, in his day, three men named Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, refused to bow down to the Golden Calf in the form that it took in their day.
Eventually God’s servant Nebuchadnezzar died and was replaced. Belshazzar, his son took over and the Babylonian Empire became just as corrupt as the Kingdom of Judah, years earlier.
God chose Cyrus The Great, Ruler of the Persian Empire to do to Babylon, what Babylon had previously done to Judah, just as Israel had done to Egypt in Moses’ day. Cyrus and his armies entered the city and in a single night conquered, and plundered Babylon.
As Isaiah45:1-3 records:
“Thus says the Lord to his anointed one, Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, and open doors before him that gates may not be closed. I shall go before you and level the exalted places. I will break in pieces the doors of bronze, and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness, and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, God of Israel, who call you by your name.
To most people the single most significant fact about this passage as recorded in English, is that Isaiah was able to name the man who would conquer Babylon before it ever happened. In other words many believe that the Bible named Cyrus as the man that would conquer Babylon, before Cyrus was even born. This has been a point of contention between the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Atheism for many years.
Such foolish arguments serve no purpose other than to keep people from discovering the part of this passage that is truly significant. At verse 3, the word that is translated as treasures of darkness, is once again matmown. The same word used to describe those original underground vaults of grain, was now being used by God to describe the vaults used by Babylon for storing it’s silver and gold. This same word would be used by Jesus some 700 years later.
Much is written about gold in the Books that make up our Bibles. But information about what happened to the Mammon that began in ancient Egypt abruptly comes to an end with Cyrus the Great, the ruler of the Persian Empire. When Cyrus freed the Jews from Babylonian Captivity, the Bible says at Ezra1:2-4:
“Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold.”
The Bible does not say how much gold the Jews took with them when they left Babylon, but it does record that by decree they were to be given gold.
Alexander The Great eventually conquered Persia, which began with a decisive victory over Darius himself at The Battle of Issus in 333BC. Alexander also conquered Judah at about the same time. Meaning that we can assume that the entire basis for the world banking system would change hands once again.
When Jesus was born, Greece had been conquered by Rome. Since Judah was a part of Alexander’s Empire, by default Judah had become part of The Roman Empire. When Jesus warned against trying to serve God and mammon, the mammon that he was talking about would obviously have been under the control of the Roman Empire.
Alexander’s Empire started out with very little gold, but after conquering Persia, controlled more gold than any other nation on the Earth. Rome started out in much the same way, and in similar fashion held control over more gold than any other nation on Earth, after usurping The Greek Empire.
There are quite a few Conspiracy Theorists who have dedicated a considerable bit of effort into tracking Solomon’s gold. Since much of what is understood about the gold involves secret societies, and ancient history, there really isn’t any way to say for sure exactly where that gold ended up, but if we simply examine which nations used gold as the basis of their economies, and who historically held the largest depositories of gold, it is easy to see a direct connection between reality and what those conspiracy theorists are saying. To a point.
The vast majority of the Earth’s nations belong to what is called the central banking system. Meaning that even though every country produces it’s own currency and maintains their own banking systems, all of those banks are just parts of the central banking system.
So, just as in the days of Jacob, when Egypt controlled the entire world economy with their grain reserves, The Central Banking System controls the entire world economy in our day.
It could be said that that the great depression of Jacob’s day put an end to the grain standard. Thousands of years later in 1929 another depression would put an end to the gold standard. Currently, depending on who you ask, it could be said that our world economy is based on either the paper standard, or the virtual standard.
When the coin of the realm was grain, it could be said that the world economy was real. The money that existed at that time was actually useful. In fact the grain in those vaults proved to be life saving.
But, suddenly the grain in those vaults was gone, and the precious metals that replaced it had no real value at all. It was shiny. It was durable. And obviously it was perceived as valuable by the wicked people who craved it. But the reality was and is, that it was fake. In a famine, grain would be every bit as valuable today as it was in Jacob’s day. But in a famine, even wicked people would soon find out that gold in and of itself has no value whatsoever.
Since going on the paper standard, it can now be said that paper money, which is fake, represents gold which is fake, which represents grain which is real. And when you take into consideration that the vast majority of paper money only exist in cyberspace, it has to be admitted that our current world economy is represented by something that doesn’t even exist, but which represents something that is fake, which was produced to represent something fake, to represent grain.
Even though what is recorded about the world economy is not historically complete, it is spiritually complete. Decent human beings know instinctively that the monetary system is evil. And the Bible confirms many times, and in many ways that this instinctive belief is correct.
It is a fact that Rome is not the current ruling world power. Hundreds of years ago, The British Empire succeeded in replacing Rome, and acquiring most of the worlds wealth. Eventually the British Empire split in two, and most of the worlds wealth ended up in the hands of the American Empire.
Those who engage in the religion of Patriotism argue about who currently controls mammon, The Federal Reserve is a British entity. But professes to be an American entity. Knowing that no one can serve both God and mammon, we as a people don’t care who Satan is using to control his mammon.
If your version of the Bible renders the word mammon as money, treasure, or gold, you can rest assured that what your Bible is telling you is close enough. Probably after listening to the information in this video, you understand much about the relationship between money and mammon better than anyone else alive. But in the next video in this series, we are going to find out even more.
When Jesus spoke of mammon, he was revealing much more than even what you have learned so far.
Please make sure to watch the next video in this series, “Modern Mammon”
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