Archive for March, 2010

888 Update

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

As mentioned earlier, the cycle of 888 days points to Passover 2010 which began yesterday.  I wrote about this cycle on March 26th and “coincidentally” it was confirmed by the following comic strip printed in the newspaper on that day (sent to me by my beloved friends):

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“Non Sequitur” means any abrupt and inexplicable transition or occurrence.  It does not follow a premise.  One might even associate the term with “Black Swan event” or “tipping point” or “rogue wave”.

On the 1st day of Passover (yesterday), the book printer notified me that the new book “Circumcised Heart of Love” was finished and ready to ship.  Today, we received the long awaited written proposal for the EDS project and it is consistent with our budget.  Many delays occurred in the proposal.  It was promised to us once again a couple of weeks ago.  I knew the delays had become a spiritual matter thus I expected the proposal during this feast.

In the comic is an “ATM” machine (Automated Teller Machine).  It happens that I was on the team who installed the first ATM in Oklahoma in 1976.  I worked for the largest bank in Oklahoma at that time.  It was expected back then that we would be a “checkless” society in ten years.  As my family knows, palm trees are my favorite tree and if it were possible, I would have Palms in my backyard.  The comic strip is “spot on”.

I continue to expect an increase in the “Prophetic”!

Tipping Point gaining Media coverage

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

More and more people are jumping on to the bandwagon:

Tipping Point Discussion

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

We have mentioned the precarious position the U.S. is in: high unemployment, artificially low interest rates, heavy use of stimulus dollars, and over-leveraged consumers.  Everyone in the investment community is expecting a “tipping point” to occur in the U.S. bringing forth the next financial crisis.  The only question is “when”?  Have you noticed the influx of movies about Greek mythology lately?  Could a U.S. sovereign debt crisis rise to mythical proportions?  This video is as much about the U.S. as it is the Greeks:

 


 

Before it’s over, people will once again seek Our Heavenly Father.  After all the promises of man have evaporated and there is nothing left, men will repent and seek the wisdom from Above.

Growth requires Energy

Monday, March 29th, 2010

A fundamental law of life is that growth uses energy.  This is true of an individual as well as a nation.  If you take away the energy supply of a person, they will cease to grow and begin to use any stored energy (fat) to sustain life until all the energy is gone.  Once the energy source is depleted, death arrives.  There are immense amounts of energy stored everywhere but the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and skill to tap into those sources is not yet available to us.  “Atomic” energy is plentiful throughout the universe.  The sun is a great example.  However, mankind’s current paradigm depends on fossil fuels to support growth- oil & gas.  Current depletion rates of conventional oil fields is at an effective rate of 4 million barrels per day annually.  In three years, this is equivalent to Saudi Arabia’s total output.  We are not finding additional oil to offset this depletion rate.  Conventional oil peaked in May of 2005 and has never attained that level since.  Unconventional oil such as the tar sands in Canada have helped offset the decline.  Unconventional oil is much more expensive to extract than conventional sources.

Other sources of energy are being developed but the time it takes to bring them online is beyond the decline curve of the current energy consumption curve.  Price will make up the difference.  Increased energy costs will drag down economic growth and if the price spikes become severe, another recessionary dip is all but guaranteed.

World leaders continue to seek out “credible” sources that agree with their current view of an adequate supply of oil.  Those who do the research always seem to come to a different conclusion- peak oil.  Constituents do not want to hear “energy conservation”.  However, a shortage of oil will cause price spikes to occur and the oil companies will once again be demonized.  Let’s not be confused with the facts!

The U.S. will finally respond to the energy crisis by legislating less red tape for nuclear power.  Additional nuclear plants will be built and a bubble will form in the uranium mining sector.  Once again, the U.S. and China will be competing for resources.  With the world population anticipated at 9 billion by 2020, the resource wars will heat up to a fervor.  Legislators will give incentives for the citizenry to get rid of its gas guzzling SUV’s and further increase the deficits.  High speed rail powered by electricity will finally be at the forefront of national infrastructure spending while the airline industry will be focused on the wealthy and their travel plans.

The resource rich nations will draw the wealthy to their borders.  Those with depleted assets will see a dramatic shrinkage in their middle class populations.  in a paradigm shift of this magnitude, denial is the first phase of the shift and we are currently here.  I suspect another jump to $150 oil will bring us out of this phase.  The next phase is acknowledgement of the problem but people will attempt to operate under the old rules in an attempt to function using the previously successful methods of energy development thus wasting valuable resources. The third phase brings innovation and development of new ways of living and generating energy.  Embrace change, it’s coming.

Jesus brought a paradigm shift when He walked the earth.  Our Heavenly Father brought a paradigm shift when HE removed HIS glory from Shiloh, then Jerusalem.  The Scripture is full of paradigm shifts so we should not be caught off guard with the current shift in process.  This is one of the reasons for this website.

888 Days

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The numeric value of the name Jesus in Greek is 888.  The number “8” denotes new beginnings and here is a triple witness of new beginnings.  In the Old Testament, there are many time cycles: 490, 414, 76, etc.  Often those occur in years on a corporate basis or days on an individual basis.

On October 31st, 2007, Our Heavenly Father called a meeting to establish the “Salt Covenant” in “Bethany”.  It was to signify a prophetic beginning point of a new work.  Our Heavenly Father gathered together witnesses on earth to establish what was already initiated in Heaven.  Stephen Jones wrote about the significance of the meeting in his blog “The White Mountain”.  See: http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.org/weblog/WebPosting.cfm?LogID=1960

The last day of the Feast of the Passover this year is April 6th, 2010, precisely 888 days since this covenant was sealed.  I believe there is a “New Testament” time cycle of 888 as subtle as it may be.  “Lord Jesus Christ” has a value of 3168 which is the prime number of the values of the universe as described by author Bonnie Gaunt.  The major distances in our solar system are all related to 3168 hence I believe these values must also have relevance in the time dimension as well as the other three dimensions.

Our grandfather clock quit chiming a few months ago for no apparent reason.  At 12:45 AM on March 18th, the clock chimed 12 times for the first time in months. (My wife was up late reading and was surprised by the sound).  I believe the 12 chimes is a countdown of time to the beginning of Passover on March 30th.  This Passover period may have relevance to the globe or just my family.  Either way, I am anticipating positive change.

Incidentally, The Circumcised Heart of Love is expected to be delivered for distribution during the Passover Feast period.  What a coincidence!

What is Ego?

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Your ego is composed of all the fictions you have created about yourself to replace who you really are.  Further, you build your life around those fictions and become misled about your calling in life which results in vanity or emptiness.  Vanity is void of truth thus man’s fictions created by imagination are centered in the ego.  The ego promotes self-exultation whereas those who walk in Love serve and minister to others.

James 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

When the ego is in charge, your walk of faith is hindered to the point of non-existence.  The ego would have us believe that our own characteristics are sufficient to do anything we can imagine and we do not need any help from others to achieve our agenda.  We begin to expend time, energy, and financial resources to promote the agenda of the ego only to find that the end game is emptiness.  Men spend their entire careers to achieve financial success at the expense of others only to find loneliness and sickness at the end of their days.

The ego grows as a result of fear and falsehood.  The ego and the mind want to be in control of your future.  The mind is a good servant but a harsh taskmaster.  Your mind will move you toward illusion and direct you away from  your calling in order to achieve an empty agenda.  The focus is always on “self” and the promotion of “self” toward others.  Can you imagine how history would have been written had Jesus operated by “ego” rather than have a heart of service towards The Father?  Before His ministry could get into full swing, the ego had to be dealt with in the wilderness of temptation.

Seeds of fear are planted often at an early age.  Fear of rejection, fear of harm, or fear of failure often provide fertile soil for the ego to grow into a guiding force replacing Love as the focus of one’s life.  Man’s judgment is designed to evoke fear in the recipient.  Traditions of men support the structure of judgment and promote submission to the structure set up by those in power.  America’s judicial system creates a protocol where all of those in the courtroom are required to pay homage to the one who wears the black robe.  “All stand” begins the process.  The judge acts as a “god” in the courtroom with the bailiff as the enforcer.  Uniforms, whether black robes or police attire, are designed to evoke respect even if the one who is wearing the uniform is lawless in the sight of Our Heavenly Father.  How often has the ego of the judge caused the accused to be unjustly punished in excess of the crime simply because the judge did not like the accused?  Those in power promote fear in order to sustain their position of power.

The ego cannot and will not forgive.  Withholding forgiveness causes you to become an enemy of Our Heavenly Father and evokes a period of judgment in your life.  In the parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:23-35), the servant owed the Master a debt of 10,000 talents.  Let’s assume a talent to be valued as one day’s wages so the debt was about 30 years’ wages.  The debtor could not pay the debt and asked for mercy from the Master.  The Master had compassion and forgave the debt.  The servant then went out an attempted to collect a much smaller debt and demanded payment rather than forgiving the debt.  The Master was told of the servant’s actions and responded with the righteous execution of judgment to its fullest extent.  The servant’s ego would not forgive even a minor debt and resulted in Heavenly judgment.

The ego is an enemy of righteousness and harbors judgment and unforgiveness.  The ego attempts to exalt itself above Our Heavenly Father and creates a fictional world built on sand.  It places you in direct conflict with the entire universe which was created by Love.  The ego promotes lawless acts with demand restitution by the Laws of righteousness.  It’s a losing battle, repent!

Made in ????

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The following says it all:

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock


(MADE IN JAPAN )

for 6 am.

While his

coffeepot
(MADE IN CHINA)

 
was perking, he shaved with his

electric razor

(MADE IN HONG KONG)

He put on a
dress shirt
(MADE IN SRI LANKA),


designer jeans
(MADE IN SINGAPORE)

 
and

tennis shoes
(MADE IN KOREA)

After cooking his breakfast in his new


electric skillet

(MADE IN INDIA)

he sat down with his
calculator

(MADE IN MEXICO)

to see how much he could spend today. After setting his


watch

(MADE IN TAIWAN )

to the radio
(MADE IN INDIA )

he got in his

car
(MADE IN GERMANY
)

 
filled it with
GAS
(from Saudi Arabia )

and continued his search
for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging


and
fruitless day
checking his

Computer
(made in MALAYSIA ),

John decided to relax for a while.


He put on his
sandals
(MADE IN BRAZIL),

poured himself a glass of
wine
(MADE IN FRANCE)

and turned on his

TV
(MADE IN INDONESIA),

 
and then wondered why he can’t
find a good paying job

in AMERICA

Credit Rating: Portugal versus United States

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

A ratings agency lowered its rating on Portugal by one notch to AA-.  In 2009, Portugal had a deficit representing 9.3 percent of its national income.  How does the U.S. compare?  The following charts would indicate that the U.S. is in worst shape than Portugal:

 

 

Our total government debt(excluding unfunded liabilities) is at 90%+ of our GDP and rising:

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Expect the ratings agencies to lower the credit rating of the U.S.  I suspect there has been pressure by those in power to delay this eventuality.  This is no different than compelling the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to delay its rules concerning worthless debt on the books of banks carried at the original cost.

If sovereign debt’s rating is lowered, the interest costs increase.  The rating reflects risk.  The Federal Reserve has managed to keep the borrowing costs of the U.S. at an artificial low.  If the borrowing rate of the U.S. went up by 1%, the annual borrowing costs on the U.S. debt would increase by $140 Billion.  Last month alone, the U.S. deficit increased by $221 Billion, the largest monthly increase on record!  This will push the annual deficit above Portugal’s percentage.

Everyone knows that the globe is headed for another financial crisis, bigger than we have ever seen before.  Nobody knows when it will occur but once the music stops, the big money will quickly grab a seat and leave the rest of us standing.

U.S. bonds will have pressure placed on them by the bond market.  Inflation will  ramp up with commodity prices heating up.  Wages will not keep up since the unemployed workers will give up increases just to keep their job.

The Administration is inadvertently helping those of us investing in hard assets.  Their inflationary spending policy increases the price for commodities at a faster rate than other sources of income.   This is reflected in stock prices, dividends, and the price of the commodity itself.  All gold producers are making money at $1,100 gold.  $17 silver generates notable profits for the producers as well.  What other sector is receiving a premium for its product?  If you bought gold 265 days ago, your investment is up 17%

Sovereign debt downgrades will act as a warning signal of the impending crisis.  Be vigilant.

The 3 Disqualifications of Inheritance

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Ephesians 5:5   For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. NKJV

A fornicator is:

1) a man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire

2) a male prostitute

3) a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse

This man sells out for money and/or lust.

An unclean person is one who is impure either by the Levitical Law or by thought.

A covetous person is greedy for gain, eager to have more.  The idols in his heart draw him away from Our Heavenly Father and his focus is on “self”.

Most of us want an inheritance.  If you really want to find out what is in a person’s heart, watch their actions when a parent or grandparent dies a leaves an inheritance.  Viciousness is revealed as well as greed and lust.  I knew of an elderly lady who died and two of her children rummaged through all of the books in the house looking for money.  They spent more time looking for money than fellowshipping with their mother in her last days.  How sad.

Most Christians expect an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ (The Anointed) but there are qualifications: Lawfulness, Purity, and Love.  Jesus tell us that all the commandments (Law and Lawfulness) are summed up by “Love”.

You purify your soul by obeying the truth:

1 Peter 1:22  Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart NKJV

This results in loving with a pure heart and… Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God (and HIS inheritance).  All roads lead to Love.  If you really want the inheritance of the Anointed, you will focus on Love.  Why not begin the immersion now?

Allegations of Fraud in Italy

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

If Milan is successful, this could be the beginning of the domino effect: