Morpheus, in a dark room, speaks to Neo:
“You are here because you know something. What you know you can not explain; but you feel it. You felt it your entire life. That there is something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is but it is there. Like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I am talking about?”
Neo answers, “the MATRIX*?”
* [Note: To understand my deliberate use of all caps in this blog you must read part 1.]
“Do you want to know what it is? The MATRIX is everywhere, it is all around us; even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work. When you go to church. When you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
“What truth?” asks Neo.
Morpheus moves closer.
“That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you can not smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.”
In the movie “The Matrix,” the people were little more than batteries who kept the MATRIX running. The people thought they were alive but they were all captives and living in a virtual world. In the same way we, flesh and blood creations of Yehovah, live in a system of CORPORATIONS that is maintained by surety for a virtual PERSON. We talked at length about this in Part 1.
All the laws of the CORPORATION have no force in effect on the creations of Yehovah without their consent, and the signature on our driver’s license is evidence of our consent to be surety for the CORPORATE YOU.
surety n. a guarantor of payment or performance if another fails to pay or perform, such as a bonding company which posts a bond for a guardian, an administrator, or a building contractor. Most surety agreements require that a person looking to the surety (asking for payment) must first attempt to collect or obtain performance from the responsible person or entity.
A primitive root; to braid, that is, intermix; technically to traffic (as if by barter); also to give or be security (as a kind of exchange). (Strong)
a rab: A verb meaning to exchange, to take as a pledge, to give as a pledge. This word denotes the action of giving a pledge or a guarantee … (WordStudy)
A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge, and becomes surety for his friend. (Pro 17:18)
He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, but one who hates being surety is secure. Pro 11:15)
Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, one of those who is surety for debts; if you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you? (Pro 22:26-27)
As surety for another, the consequences for their behavior falls on you. YOU the CORPORATION can not be punished, but you as surety for IT, can and will be.
The STATUTES and ORDINANCES for each STATE are always changing; you can be fine one moment and find yourself in jail the next. There is no firm foundation for the man who lives in this ever-changing CORPORATE WORLD. And the jails are full of men who have committed no violation against his fellow-man or his property. This is the WORLD that Satan has created to prevent us from following Yehovah wholly.
By abhorring surety we are kept safe and stay under Yehovah’s protection. As a man of THE Elohim (THE lawmaker and judge) of the whole earth, I am not required to get anyone’s permission to drive, marry, hunt, fish, make a living by buying or selling a product or service and I am not required to have insurances of any kind. This is freedom! We can not remain as surety for our CORPORATE OTHER and be free.
Yehovah wants his men and women free; He wants His men free to serve only Him, and all women free to serve only their man. True freedom is only found in going back to His created order. Unfortunately however, unless we sever the contracts, the agreements, the covenants that we in our ignorance and fear made with the kingdoms of this earth, we will never be Yehovah’s people. Like Abram we must free ourselves to serve only Yehovah.
Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion [a people]; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem [a people], the holy city [again, a people]! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down [on your throne], O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! For thus says Yehovah: “You have sold yourselves for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” (Isa 52:1-3)
Today, coming out of Babylon is not about a geographic change, but rather a change in our jurisdiction concerningÂ whom we serve in order to live as Yehovah desires. The link called jurisdiction will help you understand how easy it is to invalidate a driver’s license and the rest of the links in the “Coming out of Babylon” series will help you understand why it is so important.
This next verse will help you understand how Yehovah feels about surety.
My son, if you become surety for your friend, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; for you have come into the hand of your friend. Go and humble yourself; plead with your friend. Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids. Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler. (Pro 6:1-5)
Go to the last part in this series.