James 5 contains a prophecy of the conditions we are seeing right now.
This nation never really repented of atrocities of slavery and the Jim Crow era. We have been reaping the harvest ever since. Unfortunately so have the very people that great evil targeted.
You can argue one point or the other all you want. There are great spiritual forces at work in racial hatred and division. The business leaders of this nation refuse to listen, the church leaders of this nation refuse to see, so the only thing left is to reap the harvest that has been sown.
This nations financial system never repented from slavery, it just exported it, shipped it over where there are no laws against child labor, slave labor, and working conditions that cause men and women to jump to their deaths, while we celebrate the companies that make these decisions.
We as a nation give the title of "Most Favored Nation" to a nation that persecutes minorities, religions and has little to no labor laws.
We call those, who pick our crops now for low wages and no benefits, "illegal aliens", and when they want to take part in our liberties and benefits here, we call them names, and yell to deport them.
The employers that employ them reap huge profits, we eat cheap goods, while they work their hands and backs all day, every day, during harvest season. Yet, we don't want them eating at our table or to enjoy the benefits of that harvest.
THAT IS SLAVERY.
Men, women and children sitting on heaps of E-Waste, poisoning themselves and the water trying to survive, while western companies make millions on dumping it there, is a great evil.
Like it or not, the warning in James 5 is upon us
Get on your knees and pray!
As we reap the the harvest, and we see the suffering, there is encouragement for those who are The Lords.
James 5:1-12 (NIV)
1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.
4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.