U.S. Empire’s Tribute Money

 

“Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s: and unto God the things that are God’s” – (Mt.22:17-21).

 

   The U.S. Empire receives hidden tribute money though non-payment of our trade deficits and our loans from the nations that our garrison of military bases control. Most Americans are ignorant of how America’s trade deficits are ‘magically’ transformed into tribute money that finances our wars of conquest and feeds our insatiable appetite for more and more things.

 

   America’s trade deficit for 2006 was $813 billion and so many people believe that this is a major reason for eventually bankrupting U.S. But it’s these budgetary deficits that help the U.S. to build and maintain its huge military machine and carry on its perpetual war conquest without having to raise taxes on American consumers. It’s the people in America’s protection system of client-states that finance the U.S. military machine. In the time of Jesus and the Roman Empire, it was called ‘tribute money,’ but with the U.S. Empire, the New Rome, it’s now a sophisticated system that remains mostly hidden from the masses because we are still reluctant to admit that we are an empire and not a democratic – republic.

 

   The U.S. tribute system is analogous to the mafia protection racket where shop keepers are forced to pay ‘protection’ money to the local Mafia Don in order to do business under threat of him. The local Mafia Don would consider that an ‘unfriendly act,’ and who would want to get on the wrong side of his power.

 

   And what’s true with the Mafia is true with regard to the U.S. No one wants to get on the wrong side of the United States ‘Protection’ rackets. After all, America is the ‘capo di tuti’ (The Don of all Dons) and we’ve seen what happens to countries that the U.S. views as unfriendly. Nations are paying us tribute for protection.

 

   The fact is, the huge trade deficits that characterize U.S. trade with China, Japan, and Europe etc., are recycled back to America as tribute money. It’s the greatest rip-off the world has ever seen. What does one do when confronted by a thief who has a gun pointed at your head? One hands over the cash and keeps his mouth shut. Power flows out of the barrel of a gun, and the U.S. has the biggest and baddest guns in the world.

 

   No one that is paying U.S. for protection wants to admit openly what’s going on. So the U.S. Mafia carries the tribute money on its books as a ‘loan’ from them, and the shop keeper nations also carries the money paid as ‘protection’ from the U.S., as a loan. Of course, both know that the so-called ‘loan’ is never going to be repaid, but it balances books in so far as both parties are concerned. And the shop keeper nations tells its people it ‘invested’ the money.

 

   That’s why we recently saw these nations permanently ‘loan’ U.S. billions of dollars to shore up our economic collapse during the fall of 2008 – protection money. The U.S. conquered Italy (Rome) in Sept. 1944 during WWII and we conquered Germany and Japan in 1945. We have hundreds of military bases in these three countries. We have 114 military bases in the leg of Italy and her two islands of Sicily and Sardinia. They ‘loan’ U.S. protection money in the form of loans and our trade deficits.

 

    We are to give our government its tax money, but we are only to worship God. But soon we will have an emperor–dictator ruling over U.S. and the image on the money (penny) will not be President Lincoln, but the image of the President-Beast. And without the mark of the Beast in your forehead or right hand you cannot buy or sell. And all will be forced to worship the Beast under penalty of death.

 

   Soon our congress will hand over total power to the president, as the Roman Senate did to Caesar, and then we will have an Imperial dictatorship instead of a republic. We are to give tribute money to Caesar, but we are not give him tribute in worship.

 

   Time is getting very short to the rapture of God’s born again saints. Are you saved and born again of God’s Holy Spirit? If not, repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sin and be saved from hell and become a new creature in Christ. O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His dear Son on the cross or the wrath of God still abides upon you. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36). We are to give deserved tribute to the Lord Jesus by loving and worshipping Him as Lord in gratitude for saving us from our sins and hell. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” – (Rev.5:12). It’s voluntary tribute not forced, because we love Him for saving us and protecting us.

 

Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705

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