Night-Whisper | STRENGTH
And they blessed Rebekah and said to her: “Our sister, may you become The mother of thousands of ten thousands; And may your descendants possess The gates of those who hate them.” NKJV.
In the late 19th Century the roads in rural Wales were rubbish. Subsequently, a group of wealthy entrepreneurs got together and built new roads and improved upon the existing ones. This was no philanthropic endeavor however, but a business enterprise and so to get a great financial return on their investment, ‘Toll Houses’ were erected at all too regular intervals to exact money from the Welsh farming road users. For the poor tenant farmers the cost of importing fertilizer by road and then shipping their goods by the same method and paying tolls both ways, in their mind, became nothing but legalized mugging and state extortion. The cost of land rent, forced tithing to the state church and other taxable levis, such as those on the building of much hated poor houses, ‘pushed’ many of them over the edge.
Consequently, many Welsh men took up the novel disguise of wearing women’s clothing and grotesque masks and calling themselves by false women’s names in organization and correspondence with the authorities. Thus, ‘Rebekah and her daughters’ were birthed! Armed with axes and other farming implements, Rebekah and her daughters rose up and destroyed the Toll Gates of those that hated them. As it always does,. the rioting eventually got out of hand, resulting in the death of one young woman and indeed, it got so bad that the army was called in. Even so, in just a short time, the rising up and rioting of ‘Rebekah’s daughters’ led to a parliamentary reform of the ‘Turnpike Trusts’ who were indeed, legally thumb-screwing the poor out of every penny they had.
In Britain, the Highway Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System 3, (HADEC3), is a new ‘stealth camera’ about to be rolled out across the Motorway System. Under the guise of creating ‘Smart’ motorway systems, easing traffic congestion and giving folks a smoother ride on the roads, the HADECS3 cameras will provide no limit to the number of incriminating motorists it can help to prosecute for speeding. Your number plate, date and time stamp are all stored by each HADECS3 speed cameras, and then, if your average speed between the cameras is above the ‘ever changing’ remote controlled and variable speed limit, you will automatically be issued with a speeding fine. In 2012-13, the Government collected over £284million in speeding fines alone! This stealth camera system my friends, has nothing to do with curbing speed, increasing safety, or easing travel, it is rather, a fat cash cow of digitally collected indirect taxation, which, when coupled with monies collected from public parking offences will in short time bring in over £1 Billion per annum to the government, local authorities and the Police, who will all then use the money to finance ‘other’ projects. I tell you, should an organization arise which will physically remove these grey cash cows from the side of our roads, I would be tempted to join them in the tearing down these monstrosities and selling them for scrap. My question tonight then is this, should a Christian become one of ‘Rebekah’s daughters?’ Look now and consider this, for where a nation, a people, a community is being financially ‘milked’ by either the authorities or businessmen licensed by those authorities, should a Christian rise up and break down those implements of taxation? This is an important question, and the violent answer to this has seen Christian involvement right from the ‘Tolpuddle martyrs’ to the ‘Boston tea party’ and maybe, in the second decade of the 21st century, even in humiliated Greece, which is seen now rising up and destroying the financial bondage imposed upon them by that Troika, that Trinity of wealth manipulation, the European Central Bank, the European Union and the International Monetary fund. Are the Greeks now become ‘Rebekah’s daughters?’
Does the Gospel have anything to do with Temporal Liberation Theology? Cromwell and Dietrich both seemed to think so, as did the founding fathers of the USA. From the New testament I cannot directly justify such ‘direct and illegal’ action. Indirectly, of course, let each man count the cost of resisting the powers and the way in which they are resisted. This, I feel, is a matter of personal conscience. In light of that, the measure of a man’s conscience is by this question; “Is this law, action, or command, evil and contrary to the commands and tenor of the Holy Scriptures?” Soon, in the West, Sharia law may be imposed upon parts of the nation, or the nation as a whole. Should the Christian resist this ‘terror of the Lord?’ (For that is what I believe it shall be)”
The times, they are a changing. It behooves all Christians then, now in this time of relative calm to do two things: First, by all prayer and within all legal means to resist the evil powers that be whether those powers be secular or religious. Secondly, to prepare for persecution and to consider how you as an individual and we as an organized Christian community (and we must be organized,) might resist the evils about to come upon us.
Meanwhile, if anyone has a portable plasma cutter out there, I shall see you at Junction 15 on the M25 at Midnight. I shall be wearing a black balaclava and sporting a poker face with goggles and dressed like Lady Gaga. Let Rebekah’s daughters ride out once more! “Hiho Sylvia, away!”
Listen: Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. (Romans 13:1-7 NKJV.)
Pray: Father, should your people pay a tax for the privilege of being a Christian in Muslim lands? Father, shall the rich get richer and poor get poorer while all the while our pips are made to squeak? Father, incite and ignite your remnant now to possess the gates of their enemies. Send us into politics, local and national that we might fearlessly proclaim and put into place financial and social structures which reflect your absolute truth. Meanwhile, should we fail to do this and should the sword of Islam or corrupt capitalism not be stayed from falling upon us, help us to prepare, mentally, psychologically, physically and spiritually got that which is to come upon us. Lord, please awaked those that presently sleep and fill them with holy zeal to proclaim Your word. Amen and let it be so.