The Paradigm Shift Eastward--Part 3
Apr 10, 2013
The world is shifting from a Western-style banking system based on fiat money to an Eastern-style banking system based primarily on gold. Advocates of fiat money have long argued that there is not enough gold to back the money supply. Perhaps this is true at the current spot price of gold, but gold can always be revalued to fit the money supply, or money supplies themselves can be lowered to fit the desired price of gold.
The public is told that there is only a small amount of gold above ground from all the mining operations since the beginning of time. According to Wealth Daily,
“If you took all of the physical gold that exists above ground in the world and melted it down into one giant cube, that cube would measure 20 yards, by 20 yards, by 20 yards. It’s a tiny market.”
“That figurative cube of gold would measure to be the length and width of two volleyball courts side by side and 20 yards thick.”
Such statements are ridiculous, because this accounts only for registered gold that is in the system. Estimates are that at least 85% of all the world’s gold is unregistered. Most of the unregistered gold is owned by the Dragon families of China and their cousins in Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines. Western countries have been looking for that gold for centuries, hoping to steal it, even as they did in Peru during the 16th century.
Where did all that gold come from? We know, of course, that God owns all the land by right of creation (Leviticus 25:23). God retains all mineral rights, but allows us to mine His minerals (and oil) if we will pay Him just 10% of it as tax (tithe) for the support of His Kingdom. If we convert it to money, we owe Him 12% (Leviticus 27:31).
While mining goes back at least to Tubal-cain (Genesis 4:22), the most famous ancient extensive mining operation was owned by Solomon, who imported gold and other items from around the world. In 2 Chronicles 8:17, 18 we read,
17 Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom. 18 And Huram by his servants sent the ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon’s servants to Ophir, and took from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to King Solomon.
In essence, Solomon partnered with Huram of Tyre in this mining operation. Huram, the king of Tyre, had earlier overseen the construction of the temple in Jerusalem. Solomon financed the operation, but the ships were largely manned by the Phoenicians. We are not told how Huram’s fleet arrived in the Red Sea port of Ezion-geber at the north end of the Gulf of Aqaba. Perhaps they had sailed around Africa to get there.
We also read in 2 Chronicles 9:21, 22,
21 For the king [Solomon] had ships which went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes, and peacocks. 22 So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
So we see that Solomon had more than one fleet of ships in search of gold. He had one that sailed from the Red Sea, heading to India and beyond; the other sailing through the Mediterranean Sea past Tarshish (Spain). There is strong evidence that this second fleet crossed the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil and then mined the Americas.
The Hebrew word for iron is ???? (BRZL, now spelled Brazil). See:
Even today iron and steel are produced in Brazil. Further north, virtually all of the gold from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was mined 3,000 years ago. Studies showed that the mining techniques used were the same as were used in Solomon’s mines in the Sinai.
It may be that these ships did not really bring apes and peacocks to Jerusalem. Even today we use the term “pig iron,” but it is likely that Solomon took note of the strength of iron and called it “ape.” Likewise, the multi-colored copper ore was probably known as “peacock.”
1 Kings 10:11, 12 also tells us that “almug,” a special hardwood was imported and was used to build the pillars of the temple. No one knows for sure what this wood was, but most think it was red sandlewood from India. But it could also refer to mahogany from Indonesia and the Philippines or from Central and South America.
According to The History of Banking, An Asian Perspective, Solomon’s main mining operation from his Red Sea fleet was located in Indonesia.
“It starts with King Solomon in Jerusalem around 930 B.C. A very successful King who amasses huge wealth. Especially gold.
“He has some 600 wives & concubines and thousands of kids.
“Considering that, he knows that his country will fall apart after his death and selects one of his most trusted wives, Queen Shaba or Balquish, to protect the assets, bloodline and traditions.
“Sometime after, she leaves with everything back to where she probably came from.
“There she established the courts of what later became known as Solo, Jawa.
“There safeguarding the gold assets, King Solomon’s bloodline and the religious traditions of his court.
“The Gold pile grows. There are huge flows of Gold into Indonesia from China…
“The Royal Solo family ties are expanded to include Chinese Royals.”
Take note that Jawa is now spelled Java, and it is virtually identical to the Sacred Name YHVH, or Jehovah. In fact, the “J” was only invented about 250 years ago, and even today many languages pronounce it as a “Y.” Hence, the Indonesian island of Java was probably named to reflect its ownership by the God of Israel. A modern tourist web site says,
With broad approximately 44 sqm, Solo Indonesia located between 110 45’ 15’’ -110 45’ 35 EL, and 70 36’’-70’ 56’’ SL. Solo city is split by three main rivers, Bengawan solo, Jenes, and Pepe river. Bengawan solo in ancient time is famous of its beautiful scenery and famous as traffic for trading.
When Islam came to Indonesia, this lost kingdom of Solomon retreated east. I believe that the Sulu kings of the southern Philippines were named as a variant of Solo. I myself spent my childhood years on Mindanao on the eastern side of the Sulu Sea. Mindanao means the “Land of Promise,” or “The Promised Land.” The Sulu kings were based in the city of Jolo, which was on Jolo Island. (I was there more than once as a child.)
Solomon’s lineage in Solo eventually formed the Majapahit tribe.
“According to the Nagarakretagama (Desawarñana) written in 1365, Majapahit was an empire of 98 tributaries, stretching from Sumatra to New Guinea; consisting of present day Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, southern Thailand, Sulu Archipelago, and East Timor, although the true nature of Majapahit sphere of influence is still the subject of studies among historians.
“Majapahit was one of the last major empires of the region and is considered to be one of the greatest and most powerful empires in the history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, one that is sometimes seen as the precedent for Indonesia's modern boundaries. Its influence extended beyond the modern territory of Indonesia and has been the subject of many studies.”
Even today, only those with Majapahit blood can be successful in politics throughout the region. Long ago they intermarried with the Dragon families of China and are linked accordingly. According to The History of Banking, about the year 1750 the Royal families began a “breeding” program by which each of the dynastic families would choose a son or daughter to be married to one of a different dynasty. Each generation then reduced the number of family divisions in half, as the plan was to culminate with a single “king of kings,” representing all of the families. The book says that this was finally accomplished in the year 1900, when “The One” was born.
It is hard to know how much truth is in this report, but it is plain that Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines, China, and other nearby islands have produced an enormous amount of gold over the past 3,000 years. This gold has underpinned nearly all of the world financial system for more than a century. When the bankers a century ago wanted to set up the central bank of the United States, known as the Federal Reserve Bank, they did so with the aid of gold from these dynasties.
The bankers, however, misused the gold and the power that came from it, enriching themselves instead of building a better world beyond the borders of Europe and America. As the gold had only been loaned to these central banks, the royal families were given interest-bearing bonds in return, payable after many decades had passed. When those bonds came due, the bankers refused to pay, claiming that the bonds were bogus. And because the gold had been loaned in secret, it was hardly possible to lay claim to it in public, for most people would not believe their claim.
As early as 1979 the bankers were successfully sued in the World Court by Soong May-Ling, or Madame Chiang Kai-shek, who represented the Dragon families. The families won another case before the World Court in 1999. But without an army to enforce these rulings, the Federal Reserve Bank was able to ignore the rulings. China thus saw the need to modernize its military and financial influence in the Western banking fraternity. Hence, they have taken a slower approach, not wanting to start a war, but yet remaining focused on its goal to replace the Babylonian system with its own gold-backed system.
The present situation is the culmination of 3,000 years of history, beginning with Solomon. Did the wisest man in the world know that the gold he was accumulating in Indonesia would ultimately be used to establish the Kingdom of God? We do not know, but Solomon’s kingdom was indeed a prophetic type of the Kingdom of God that is about to emerge today. What he started is being finished now.
It is as if he established a gold trust based in Indonesia, which has accumulated gold while his tribe increased and evolved into what it is today. That trust was the first of many that was supposed to build a better world a century ago at the end of the cycle of the four beast nations prophesied in Daniel 2 and 7. But instead, a new repeating cycle occurred, as Mystery Babylon rose up to usurp power.
This was a neo-Babylonian empire, established 2,520 years (“seven times,” or 7 x 360) after the original Babylonian Empire had been established in 607 B.C. Mystery Babylon was established with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, which was 2,520 years after the original Babylon was established. Seventy years later was 1983, and I took note in 1981 that Babylon ought to fall in 1983. But in those days I was unaware of the Hezekiah Factor, which would extend Babylon’s mandate another ten years to 1993.
The year 1993, when Babylon’s divine mandate ended, we conducted the Jubilee Prayer Campaign to petition the Divine Court that the authority be given to the overcomers. We won our case, as I showed in my book, The Wars of the Lord. However, like Israel of old, we had to engage in spiritual warfare for many years to lay claim to the promises of God. Those wars lasted 13 years until October 7, 2006. We then understood that the banking system would begin to collapse by the following year—and it did.
I did not know it at the time, but the Kings of the East had been freezing their funds in the banking system as the bonds came due. This finally crashed the Western economies in 2008. We are now nearing the end of Babylon’s allotted time, and the Kings of the East are knocking at the gates of the city.
Like Cyrus and Darius in the original biblical pattern, these kings have their own agenda, but Isaiah 44 and 45 tells us how God intends to use them to set the world free from Babylon and then to fund the Kingdom of God. Even as Darius the Mede organized the Kingdom
This is the third part of a series titled "The Paradigm Shift Eastward." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones