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Returning to the Bondage of Egypt. An ancient way to enslave a nation of people and bring them under tribute was called Corvee. How it works is explained in: Employ vs Enslave

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Bondage

Bondage is "the state of being a slave."

It is from the Anglo-Latin bondagium, from Middle English bond ‘serf’ (earlier ‘peasant, householder’), from Old Norse bóndi ‘tiller of the soil,’ based on búa ‘dwell’; influenced in sense by bond.

Bond is defined "physical restraints" but also as "an agreement with legal force, in particular."[1]

Israel was in bondage in Egypt because the people made "an agreement with legal force, in particular" with the Pharaoh during a time a famine.[2] This agreement was a contract or covenant that bound them and their successors. They had to make this agreement because they were not ready for that famine when it came. They might have been ready but because of jealousy and envy they had betrayed and sold their own brother into bondage.

So what really brought the people into bondage?

Was it the famine or was it envy and jealousy, covetous selfishness and abusive pride?

And what brought about this "selfishness and pride". Wasn't it a rejection of the ways of God which are love of God and each other that brought them into bondage?

So it was jealousy and selfishness that was in their hearts and their minds that truly bound them. But it was the fact that “The contract makes the law.”[3] that bound them, not as captured slaves but as members of a Corvee system of statutory servitude or bondage. Their dependence grew until heavy burdens of debt drove the final nails into a coffin for their hope of liberty.

It is not different today.

Today we apply for benefits from men who exercise authority one over the other and we call them Benefactors. This is contrary to the ways of God and the saying of Jesus Christ[4] yet we pretend to be followers of Christ.

So four hundred years later the Israelite people in Egypt were still in bondage not because of what they did but because of what their parents did many years before. This was a system of Corvee that employed the labor of society into a system of civil Bondage based on contract.

Like the Kingdom of God which is from generation to generation[5] their bondage was also from generation to generation.

This is because “That which bars those who have contracted will bar their successors also.”[6]

So this bondage was brought about by sin, by a rejection of God by the voice of the people. That bondage depended upon the mechanics of the law but the driving force that ensnared them was wantonness and greed, sloth and neglect, covetness and avarice.

The same that was true under Egypt was also true under 1 Samuel 8 and Saul and many other Benefactors who exercised authority one over the other from Cain to Nimrod and of course Herod and Caesar.

Jesus came to save the whole world not to condemn it.[7]

"Redemption is deliverance from the power of an alien dominion and the enjoyment of the resulting freedom. It involves the idea of restoration to one who possesses a more fundamental right or interest. The best example of redemption in the Old Testament was the deliverance of the children of Israel from bondage, from the dominion of the alien power in Egypt." [8]

Doing it again

For [so] it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, 2 Kings 17:7

People have sinned again and gone back into very similar bondage of Egypt and the bondage under the Pharisees in a system of Corban which was making the word of God to none effect. Modern Christians claim to have repented and say they are following Jesus and believe in what he said but they are not doing what He said nor what the early Church did.

Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. 2 Kings 17:13

Like the people of 1 Samuel 8 they have actually rejected God and His righteous ways and sought other gods who rule over them, make laws deciding what is good and evil and whom they serve.

You know a Christian not by what he says but by what he does. Do those calling themselves Christians Keep the Commandments or are they engaged in covetous practices? Do the gods they have chosen for themselves act like a beast, going about devouring who they will, murdering the innocent.[9]

Does the Modern Christian follow in The Way of Christ or has they become workers of iniquity because he deceived to believed a lie and has gone under a strong delusion?

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)

So what was the salvation of Christ?

Are you a true believer?

Are they really saved?

Most Modern Christians do not really want to believe that they are in need of salvation because they believe they are saved already. But we know that there is a strong delusion prophesied where they would believe a lie.[10]

This delusion would come upon the people after the working of Satan's [11] lying ways. The people would be decieved because their hearts would be willing to receive his lies as they have done from the beginning.[12]

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People will not love the truth enough to see that they are going or have gone back into the bondage under the rudiments or elements of the world.[13]

It is not because they were not told that such bondage would come because the Bible is explicit and detailed in the matter of the people becoming Merchandise and how they would be snared again.

Christ had instructed His Little flock and instituted His Church as "one form of government" for the purpose of strengthening the poor. If the people would turned around and follow The Way it would set them free but only if they repented, forgave and gave willingly to the daily benefit of one another in the love of Pure Religion.

"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;" (Colossians 2:14)

While, “The law (jus) is the rule of right; and whatever is contrary to the rule of right is an injury”.[14]

Human Laws

“Human laws (lex, leges) are born, live, and die.”[15]

In the book the Covenants of the gods there are fifteen chapters reduced down to a few pages each. The stripped down text demonstrates the simple mechanics of the present bondage of the world and relates it to history, law and the Bible.

Each chapter represents pieces of a puzzle that has brought society to its knees from the time of Cain and Nimrod to the modern Caesars and Fathers of the earth. But the driving force that pushes and pulls mankind into subjection is not the machinery of bondage but their own personal Sloth and Covetous Practices.

Admitting we are not free is a primary step but it is often much harder to confess our own part in this universal descent into slavery. The Roman type jurisdictions of the world today can only be overcome by the righteousness of Christ's teachings.

They cannot merely be studied but must be written on our hearts.[16] This is key to the liberty of Christ that sets us free.[17]

The modern Church does not teach the simplicity of the Doctrines of Jesus in their historical context nor the significance of Christ's conflict with the Corban of the Pharisees and of the Christian conflict with Rome. To hear the differences and similarities between then and now comparing the early church with what we see today claimng to be the Church and christian may opens our hearts to receive the truth.

This overthrow the comfortable paradigm of false religion but allow the function of Christ's comforter the Holy Spirit into our hearts. This is why humility is emphasized by Christ and why confession is good for the soul. Seeing your part can only be done if we are humble enough to admit our error, our sloth and covetousness which has brought us under dominion of others.

The first actual step we see preached by Christ is to repent. To repent is to think a different way and even go a different way.

What way would that be?

Jesus said to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Righteousness is " a state approved of God". That state would include "integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking, feeling, and acting"

Christ said also to seek, strive[18] and be steadfast and diligent.[19]

When asked how to obtain Eternal life he told us to Keep the Commandments which meant the Ten Commandments which Christ summed up into Two commandments.

These commandments were painting a picture of what righteousness looked like or did not not look like. They were marking the way of God. If we were violating any of these commandments by policy or practice that was sure evidence to us and others that we were not following Christ and our faith in Him was falling short. There were other layers of repentance.

Each of these ten guideposts of virtue were showing us a way.


A Community of Christ

Christ came to set us free in Spirit and in truth. He appointed some men to teach and preach us what that looked like but were told not to rule over us, nor set others to rule over us. That group of appointed ministers were eventually called the Church.

There are lots of institutions of men today calling themselves Churches but they are not all doing the same thing and many of them by policy and practice often give sure evidence that they are not following Christ although they will vehemently and even violently deny that.

The legal definition of the Church today maybe true but it is only Christ who can define His institution. While it is defined as one form of government and all governments bind men in one form or another, the bonds of the kingdom of God are not like the bonds of men.

The word Bond is also defined as a "a force or feeling that unites people; a common emotion or interest." When that force is the power of God's love people are bound by the name or character of God. They are bound by faith Hope and charity and the perfect law of liberty.

When the bonds are not bands or bonds of force and exercising authorities[20]

Was Joseph forced to be a slave?

His brothers could not have legally sold their brother and they illegally beat him and threw him in a pit. Cousins offered money to the brothers if they would give there brother to them.

The brothers agreed and Joseph was ransomed out of the pit. Now Joseph was in debt to his rescuers because they payed the ransom and saved his life. While under the bonds of this debt, he was sold to people in Egypt as merchandise.

Debt is an unbreakable bond of slavery.

The synonyms of bond includes'promise, pledge, vow, oath, word (of honor), guarantee...

Synonyms for bondage include slavery, enslavement, servitude, subjugation, subjection, even oppression, domination, exploitation...

Americans' dependence on government had begun years before continued its decent into bondage during the great depression. They sought a welfare that was a snare.

Paul says in Romans 11:9 "And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:"[21]

Paul goes onto say:

"Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway." (Romans 11:10)

It is pride and arrogance and while in the fullness of bread we weakened the poor through the practice of Socialism that caused America to loose its vision of righteousness and The Way of God.

"And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind." (John 9:39)

The Nimrod's and Cain's of the world come about because we love our neighbor less than we love ourselves. Small acts of charity may make us look like nice people but the command is to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves. We claim to love one another in the comfort of our churches but in covetous practices we are biting one another according to the liturgy of the world, the flesh and the devil. Seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness is not seeking a comfortable church or home church that has the right rituals and music or comfortable pews or right calendar or imagined Hebrew roots and festivals. It is seeking and edifying with a daily sacrifice a network supported by freewill offerings, the Corban of Christ where the people provide for all the people in hope and faith through charity rather than a socialist society that instituted the "rule of force and violence" which has turned us "into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch." John the Baptist said make straight the way of the Lord but the Modern Church has become promoters of the abomination of desolation which is the socialist state.

US Citizens became a part of the corvée[22] of the United States Federal Government. They forgot the words of prophets and historians like Polybius and Plutarch.

The cause of this descent was not FDR and his Socialist ways but because the people were already rejecting God. They had become blind and the Churches did not speak out nor was there virtue present in the people enough to turn the tide of these Covetous Practices.

So Americans went into captivity.

What did God direct in the past when such captivity came upon the people?

"Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; 5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; 6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished. 7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace." (Jeremiah 29:4-7)

But instead of using this time to grow and learn to listen we continued to rebel and not return until God needed to send even more calamity upon the people, to awaken them.[23] Eventually the Governments of the world as the Benefactors and Fathers of the wicked who are Biting one another are sorely afflict the so that they Cry out and Repent willingly returning to attend to the Weightier matters.


"To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (Acts 26:18)

And like the days of Egypt people stand before the heavenly courts.[24]

If we will not forgive neither will we be forgiven. If we will not minister mercy then neither shall we receive mercy. If we will not give neither will we be given too.

Even when the calamity comes it test with fire and will free the faithful areseeking the righteousness of God ion all things.[25]


The reason we are in bondage is covetousness, sloth, avarice, pride and wantonness.

We cannot save ourselves but:

If we were coming together in the name of Christ Jesus we would be gathering to save others and not just ourselves and those we love for what grace have you if you only love those who love you.


Chapter 4. of the book The Covenants of the gods
Employ vs Enslave
Audio http://keysofthekingdom.info/COG-04.mp3
Text http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/gods/cog4eve.php


The Assent, SS Video Series 1-10 4:55

From Slaves to Salvation Video Series
http://www.hisholychurch.org/media/video/slavsave.php

The Assent, SS Video Series 1-10 4:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Q74_3wvhE

Civil Rights, SS Video Series 2-10 5:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isf7LjQTcOQ

To Enslave a Nation
How do you enslave a whole nation, even the whole world?
http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/enslave.php


Slave to Salvation Series: Part 10: Slaves and Salvation ~6 min

Are Christians Idiots?
Was Peter and John unlearned and ignorant or is Acts 4:13 talking about something else?
http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/idiots.php

Audio file answering the question "Are Christians Idiots" from Blog Talk Radio
http://hisholychurch.net/audio/2011btr-christianidiots2241435.mp3

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Sovereign States, SS Video Series 3-10 5:12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW5P_qSsq3g

Not My Tea Party, SS Video Series 4-10 7:11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQKDrx9KQ0k

Democracy SS Video Series 5-10 4:12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EUuimhSN8w

Republic SS Video Series 6-10 8:01 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OplmP0T8v0U

Employ vs Enslave, SS Video Series 7-10 7:28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuz-hFKM_Ts

Law vs Legal SS Video Series 8-10 7:28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl9hfRl58h8

gods Many SS Video Series 9-10 9:45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr1SBMbK5Aw

Slaves and Salvation, SSSeries: 10-10 6:17 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x4-NrWSDZQ

== Footnotes ==
  1. Bond 1. physical restraints used to hold someone or something prisoner, especially ropes or chains.
    synonyms: chains, fetters, shackles, manacles, irons, restraints
    • a thing used to tie something or to fasten things together.
    • adhesiveness; ability of two objects to stick to each other.
    • a force or feeling that unites people; a common emotion or interest.
    2. an agreement with legal force, in particular.
    synonyms: promise, pledge, vow, oath, word (of honor), guarantee, assurance; More
    agreement, contract, pact, bargain, deal
    Law
    • a deed by which a person is committed to make payment to another.
    • a certificate issued by a government ...
    • an insurance policy ... which protects against losses ... by employees.
    US a sum of money paid as bail.
    3. a strong force of attraction holding atoms together in a molecule or crystal, resulting from the sharing or transfer of electrons.
    4. Building, any of the various patterns in which bricks are conventionally laid in order to ensure the strength of the resulting structure.
    verb: bond; ... bonding
    1. join or be joined securely to something else, typically by means of an adhesive substance, heat, or pressure.
    2. join or be joined by a chemical bond.
    3. lay (bricks) in an overlapping pattern ...
    "a bonding course"
    4. place (dutiable goods) in bond.
  2. Genesis 47:24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
  3. Legem enim contractus dat. 22 Wend. N.Y. 215,223.
  4. Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  5. : Daniel 4:3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
    Daniel 4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
  6. Quod ipsis, qui cotraxerunt, abstat; et successoribus eorum obstabit. Di.50.17.29.
  7. : John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
  8. Zondervan’s Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the word “redemption”
  9. Luke 20:47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
    2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
    Galatians 5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
    1 Peter 5:8 ¶ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
  10. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  11. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
  12. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  13. Galatians 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
  14. Jus est norma recti; et quicquid est contra normam recti est injuria. 3 Bulstr.313
  15. Leges humanæ nascuntur, vivuntet moriuntur.
  16. Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
    Nehemiah 7:5 And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,
    Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
    Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
    Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
    Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
    2 Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
    Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: {put: Gr. give } {in: or, upon }
    Hebrews 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
  17. Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
    Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
    1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
  18. Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
  19. Proverbs 12:24 ¶ The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
  20. : Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence [biazo=to use force, to apply force, violence], and the violent [biastes] take it by force [harpazo = to seize, carry off by force].”
    Luke 16:16 “ The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man [all] presseth [biazo] into it.”
  21. Quoting David in Psalms 69:22 "Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap."
  22. cor·vée ˈkôrˌvā, noun. historical "a day's unpaid labor owed by a vassal to his feudal lord.... forced labor exacted in lieu of taxes, in particular that on public roads.
  23. Jeremiah 18:11 "Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good. 12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart... 15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up; 16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head. 17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity."
  24. Jeremiah 19:14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD’S house; and said to all the people, 15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
  25. Jeremiah 30:5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. 6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
    10 ¶ Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
    11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
    Jeremiah 30:12 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise [is] incurable, [and] thy wound [is] grievous.
    13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. 14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased. 15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee. 16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. 17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

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