WE ARE GOING TO TALK TONIGHT ON THIS SUBJECT, THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE KILLED FOR GOLD. Turn to the 5th chapter of James, and it says, Go ye rich men and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Now; it does not say that all rich men are evil. God is talking now to the wicked rich men. “Ye have heaped up your treasures in the latter day.” And he is talking about now. Behold your fraud, you have taken from the labourer and it has reached the ears of the LORD of the Sabbath. You have been seeking after gold in this day of slaughter, Ye have condemned and killed the just, and they have not resisted you. And God has more to say but we will come back to that.
Now; He is talking about a certain people, he is talking about how they raised their fortunes and raised their power, in the days of war and they do this on the bodies of men. I want you to know that one of the strangest things that you have to deal within revelations is that Lucifer who is ‘son of the morning’, and overseer over one quarter of the Universe, who would not then accept the concept that God was going to have a family, sons and daughters, that would be greater than he was. Actually went so far into the areas of perversion that he turned from the truth and refused to accept the light. He thus became the most twisted person in the Universe. He who was a light, bright, shinning like the sun became so enamoured by material things, that he lusted after gold and after silver, and after jewels, and then he only had one tenth of the glory he used to have.