Archive for April, 2010

Living in Denial

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

At the culmination of Jesus’ ministry on earth, His staff denied him.  For 3 1/2 years, He performed countless miracles, brought forth astounding revelation, and gave His life for all who came in contact with Him.  But in the end, fear gripped His disciples and they distanced themselves from the SON of GOD.  We now look back at those disciples in disbelief.  How could they be walking with Jesus and deny Him?  Fear is at the root of denial.  The disciples feared for their lives if they were to rally around Jesus and actively defend Him.  It was necessary for Jesus to suffer alone for our sins so that there would be no mistake that HE died for our sins and no one else.  He knew that He would be denied and made that particular point with Peter.

Denial is a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with facts that are too uncomfortable to accept and rejects them instead, insisting that they are not true despite the overwhelming evidence.  Revelation is progressive and requires us to give up the “comfort” of our previous position that served us so well and take on a new and greater understanding of reality.  In the Old Testament, the children of Israel left Egypt and headed to the Promised Land.  They were warned not to build permanent dwellings in the wilderness.  Our Heavenly Father knew that if they built those dwellings, they would ultimately deny the blessing before them.  Today, there are those who would build their house on the banks of the Red Sea and focus their doctrine on salvation and deny themselves the blessing of greater revelation.

Then there are those who lack perseverance to travel through the wilderness all the way to the Promised Land.  That time of testing separates those who in the end will receive the greatest revelation from those who entered their comfort zone and set up permanent dwellings in the wilderness.  They settled for a life of existence over a life of progressive revelation and became lukewarm in their views.  The pews stayed warm but there hearts grew cold.

At the Cross, separation from Our Heavenly Father ended and it is now only any illusion promoted by man’s ego.  The veil which symbolically represented separation was ripped away:

Mat 27:51  Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,

Mat 27:52  and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

Mat 27:53  and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

A power greater than death was released on earth when this separation ended- Love.  Love empowered the molecular structure of the bones and ashes of many saints to rise from the grave and minister to the local community.  The release of this Love was greater than the physical realm and its governing laws.  The ego would tell us that this did not really happen.  It is the same ego that told us the world was flat.

Love sits dormant among many of the brethren.  Their focus is on those things that will pass away rather than the one thing that will remain when all else is gone.  The time is now to pursue the revelation of Love and make the mind a servant of Love rather than the guiding force of your life.  Love defeated separation from Our Heavenly Father and all of the resources of Heaven and earth are awaiting those who command by Love rather than control by the mind and ego.  Love emptied the graves, split the veil, and caused the earth to quake.  Isn’t it time we made a difference and quit denying the power of Love within us?

Biblical Revelations Regarding Creation

Monday, April 5th, 2010

My purpose for writing essays about Christ and creation is to focus attention on His presence in every aspect of the creative process. He is not just a historical or a mythical character as depicted in ancient literature or religious ceremonies but the foundation without which creation would not exist. Proper understanding of His central role in creation of the universe is critical to our understanding of creation that is taking place at the present time.

The experimental method can teach us a lot about the structure of creation, but a new paradigm is needed to understand that which cannot be measured.

The following is an attempt to reconcile teachings of the Holy Spirit with our observation of the world.

Gen 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Since “God is love, (1John 4:16) it is logical to state that Love created the heavens and the earth.

Therefore, love is creative. As such Love should be considered as an essential element of the physics of creation.

Jesus said of himself in John 8: 58 “before Abraham was I am.” (ἐγὼ εἰμί-ego eimi). I am is the first person personal pronoun in the present tense. By this statement He says that He is in a state of existence. For us who live in space-time, this is a concept that is difficult to comprehend. From our experience, everything has had a beginning in time. Yet Jesus said He always exists.

Before His Ascension He prayed “Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me that they may be one as we are [one]. John 17:11. Since He is one with the Father, He is in existence with the Father in a state outside of space-time that has no beginning or end. It is an ever present state.

From the perspective of Christ after creation He said of Himself in Rev 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”.

Christ, therefore, exists in the heavenly realm outside of time but also exists in time from the beginning until the end of creation.

Jesus addressed his prayer to His Holy Father thereby recognizing himself as His Son. As such He was entrusted with His Fathers full estate, that is, the entire creation.

Jesus said in John 7:29 “… I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me”.

So God sent Him into the world as creator.

These things saith the Amen, (an expression of absolute trust and confidence) the faithful and true witness (Christ) the beginning of the creation of God Rev 3: 14

Since Christ is the incarnation of Love and since He is the beginning of creation, then, Love is the foundation for the creation of space-time.

Everything else followed because Love is creative.

Everybody’s watching the “canary”

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The benchmark global borrowing rate is based on the 10 year U.S. Treasury Bond.  On March 1st, the yield was 3.61% whereas on March 26th, the yield was 3.91%, up 30 basis points (.3%). See:  That may not seem much to the average person but in global finance, this is a major move that could affect sovereign borrowing costs in the billions.  Washington’s optimistic views on healthcare costs are based on low borrowing rates, optimistic healthcare needs, and healthy economic expansion. “Not gonna happen”.  Expect the 10 year cost of healthcare to run $3 Trillion and will add an unhealthy extra $1 Trillion to the U.S. debt level.  I’m not the only one who knows this, the bond market is beginning to flex its muscle.

California is worse off than Greece.  Being the most populous state in the Union, California may be the first domino to fall.  The State Treasurer is once again warning about the re-instatement of IOU’s.  The housing crisis continues to be a drag on their economy and the commercial real estate crisis will reach full swing this year.  The Federal stimulus dollars are drying up and the jobs bill may not be enough to keep Congressmen in office this November.

Illinois’ bond rating has been lowered by Fitch.  See: .  This does not bode well for the other states who are also heading for the cliff.  Schools around the U.S. are being downsized or closed.  Teachers are being cut from the payrolls and schools are looking for ways to cut expenses, even going to a 4 day week.  City, state, and local municipalities cannot run budget deficits like the Federal Government can.  They have no printing presses.

What puts the Federal Government in check?  Interest rates in the Bond market.  Interest rates on Sovereign debt is what the market uses to assess risk.  The higher the risk, the higher the rate.  The U.S. has been able to recklessly respond to its woes by printing money and creating more “Debt”.  A U.S. Dollar is the debt of the country since it is not backed by gold.  If the bond market concludes the U.S. debt is out of control, interest rates will rise when the Treasury attempts to refinance its debt through the bond market.  Who are the largest foreign holders of U.S. debt?  China ($889B) and Japan ($765B).

The U.S. is in a mess and everybody knows it.  The bond traders are watching each other to see who leaves the dance first.  If a major player decides not to participate in a Treasury auction, remaining players will demand higher rates.  Higher rates will negatively impact a U.S. economic recovery.  If the bond market gets chaotic, a global depression could develop.

Where could the U.S. Treasury get funds to support its addiction to debt?  You and me.  Your 401K looks mighty yummy to the Treasury.

Inflation in the emerging markets will force rates up.  The savers in the U.S. will be rewarded with higher interest income after several years of low rates that favored the banks and borrowers.  However, that lost interest income will not be offset anytime soon.

There is no real  protection for investors in any financial instrument if the sovereign debt crisis comes home to roost.  The Federal Reserve has an incentive to devalue the Dollar to deal with the huge debt bubble.  The investment community knows this reality and will demand higher interest rates to offset risks.  A showdown is coming at the OK corral.  The one who flinches will lose.