Christians are tempted to fall into depression and despair along with the world as we face hard economic times. But we live under a different set of rules than do those who reject the written or the walking Torah of YHWH. We live by these three rules of economics:
1. Deut. 28:1-14 If we obey YHWH’s directives, regulations, ordinances, rules, laws, statutes, and judgments, being thoroughly bridled to His way in every thought, word, and deed, then we will be blessed and prospered in every way imaginable. But we know we fall short, even as saved people, so what can we do? Look to Galatians 6:2. If we will bear one another’s burdens, within the bounds of His LawWord, then we will have fulfilled the Law of Christ and thus become eligible for those promises. This is the law of substitution. See Charles Williams (of the Inklings) for more on this long unappreciated truth.
2. Malachi 3:10 We must tithe according to His LawWord. This includes the disposition of our tithe:
a) to the Levites (that is those who teach and labor in correct understanding of YHWH’s LawWord),
b) to the poor, widows, orphans, sick, and strangers in our land and
c) for the celebration of YHWH’s feast days which would require us to reform our calendar (you will know you are on the right track when you have a new moon sabbath).
When we do this we are assured, as a matter of actually testing YHWH Himself (the only time we are allowed to so test him) that he will bless us, regardless of the current economic climate, to the point of heaped up, pressed down, and overflowing riches.
3. Matthew 6:33 If we will seek His Kingdom and the rule of His Law as our first priority, He will make it His concern to add to us all the good things that ungodly people normally seek as a priority.
Greater clarification on all these does entail a study of Biblical Law. The best teacher available to us for this purpose is R.J. Rushdoony. His books and audio lessons are widely available and easily accessible. See: www.pocketcollege.com