The manipulation of fiat currency and its associated financial systems via central banking is the primary driver of current world events. For a detailed discussion of this subject see: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/evolution-fiat-money-part-3-where-all-going-spoiler-alert-nowhere-good
The jubilee requirements detailed in Leviticus 25 include both social and economic implications (NIV):
35 “‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you. 37 You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit. 38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
39 If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves. 40 They are to be treated as hired workers or temporary residents among you; they are to work for you until the Year of Jubilee. 41 Then they and their children are to be released, and they will go back to their own clans and to the property of their ancestors. 42 Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt, they must not be sold as slaves. 43 Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.'"
The fundamental tenet of fractional reserve banking IS lending at interest. In this system, generation of debt equals generation of wealth (and ultimately control) for the supranational elite power brokers. The Hebrews were to set an example and lead the way for all the nations away from this evil system of mass enslavement and control. That they failed in this is abundantly obvious. The peoples of the entire world are instead mired in an economic trap which is intended not only to enslave them, but ultimately to kill them.
After entering Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion, Jesus addressed this failure in no uncertain terms. Beginning in Mark chapter 11 verse 11, we read (NIV):
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
19 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
In a previous post the use of the fig tree as a symbol of the nation of Israel was discussed at length. Here in Mark we see a close connection between Israel's corrupt economic practices and it's failing to bear "fruit". In fact, Jesus' criticism of these practices are what prompted the chief priests and Pharisees to begin looking for an opportunity to murder Him. The final withering of the fig tree then occurred in 70 A.D. with the destruction of the temple, and the Jewish diaspora. This brings us back to Daniel's vision of the seventy weeks of years, when "the people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary"(chapter 9). After the harvest of the Church (which Daniel did not see), the antichrist would appear, the Third Temple would be built, and the Abomination of Desolation would occur in the middle of the final week of years.
An engineered collapse of the current economic system is now on the horizon. Out of the ashes, the antichrist will rise "until the end that is decreed is poured out on him." In Zephaniah 1, we read (NIV):
18 "Neither their silver nor their gold
will be able to save them
on the day of the Lord’s wrath.”
Next time we will discuss further the Abomination of Desolation.