Saturday, March 31, 2007
Magickal Shrines of Mustika Pearls
Magickal mustika pearls/bezoar stones with their innate spiritual power and force are sacred items that enhance the auric and spiritual atmospheric quality of shrines and altars. They attract to themselves spiritual intelligences and beneficent cosmic rays that bless the home. With the presence of these magickal pearls, shrines and altars are not just simple sacred places in the home, they are transformed into power-spots that the devotee can seek refuge for empowerment, inspiration and regeneration at all levels.
As they contain pranic energies, cosmic and geophysical forces accumulated and developed by biological-systems (animals, plants) and etheric beings/environmental events, mustika pearls--whether in a crystalline or opaque form--the site where they are installed becomes a strong focus for divine planetary and cosmic beings, not to mention positive "nature-spirits." Magickal mustika pearls are spiritual tools and they represent the cintamani--the wish-fulfilling jewel in the esoteric aspects of Buddhism.
Snake and dragon pearls in particular, are the treasures of the Naga beings, the Draconic Lords--the preservers of the dharma and esoteric doctrine of the Ages. To paraphrase a biblical text, when two or more pearls are gathered together for a certain spiritual objective, there the supreme intelligence will create a focus and appoint or re-appoint spiritual guardians to oversee their preservation and their harmonious radiations all over the site of their installation, even extending their influence to miles around. The physical keeper of the pearls within shrines play an important role in this spiritual mission--it goes beyond in importance the simple burial of crystals in a lattice-grid around the world. The many types of mustika pearls and their inherent colors attract stronger manifestations of the 12 Cosmic Rays directed to planetary-streams by the Solar Logos--in a shrine, they are of vital importance.
Altars, where magickal ceremonial and shamanic works are conducted, can be powerful when enhanced with the presences of mustika pearls. They help the shaman and magickal operator to attune, tap and access metaphysical forces conducive to successful ritualistic work and mystical celebrations.
The configuration and placement of the pearls on an altar/shrine may follow any harmonious design that Nature has created, whether it is laid at the points of a two-dimensional geometrical shape, such as the 4 points of a square, the points of a triangle, pentagon, etc. Complex designs may be employed such as the ancient "Flower-of-Life," special designs of magickal sigils, and even the constellations such as the Pleiades, Andromeda and others--the complex designs are certainly more powerful. Every design has its own particular power and force and corresponds to celestial and cosmic realities and spiritual intelligences of which they invoke into the physical sphere. Magickal mustika pearls may be laid-out in a configuration as in the above or placed in a special "treasure-vase" which is then installed in a prominent position on one's shrine.
Shrines can be of any tradition, whether it be Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, New Age, Pagan, etc--magickal pearls will enhance shrines of any belief-system. Magickal mustika pearls, whether they are gem-like or opaque, may be individually meditated with to attune to spiritual intelligences and to one's higher consciousness. Many icons and statues of the old Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms of the island of Java show deities, kings and spiritual practitioners holding these mystical, mustika pearls in their hands as tools of power.
Mustika pearls in a shrine accentuate and amplify the energies of the heart as it radiates out to deity in devotional sessions of prayer. As incense-smoke is believed to carry prayers to the gods, the accumulated and combined power of magickal pearls in a shrine assists in the building of the form of one's prayer at metaphysical levels so that it acquires a clear, distinct, and strong definition easily intercepted and registered in the consciousness of the spiritual, invisible workers of the Cosmos. The more power a shrine possesses, the more effective it becomes as a tower of communication between the higher and lower planes, between the consciousness of a life-stream and that of its master. The vibrational-frequency of one's home is raised with a mustika-shrine, and negative-energies that are magnets and sources for catastrophic problems and occurrences in one's home are neutralized.
Below we present some examples of shrines enhanced with mustikas belonging to a certain spiritual Buddhist follower and devotee. Their combined power with consecrated religious icons can readily be sensed. The first photo shows assorted types of magickal mustika pearls in a shrine dedicated to the Buddha. The second photo is a special shrine consecrated to the Naga Tantric Lords--the pearls in the shrine are dragon pearls and crowns. The photos are displayed with the kind permission of their owner.
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Friday, March 30, 2007
The Power of Faith
Our limiting minds cannot even accept a miracle when it happens. Is it any wonder therefore why so many of us don't experience miracles? Our minds are not receptive, but are full of doubt, pessimism and criticism.
However a man who is ready to experience the extraordinary must open himself to higher consciousness and have faith. Faith is a supreme and divine state of mind which unlocks immense opportunities. We need not try and understand, or judge or even make sense of it. For faith transcends the physical mind. It is beyond the usual and should be accepted as is.
Faith can be loosely defined as believing in positive outcomes against all odds. Most of us always expect the worst. Our minds are constant worrying machines, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Remember that whatever you focus on you will create. It is in our minds that hangs our joys and sorrows. Our lives are a mirror of the beliefs embedded within us.
Instead of making your mind a battlefield of worrisome thoughts, cultivate faith. Choose to have faith, believe in the extraordinary and open the door to an extraordinary life. You will only see the power of faith, when you believe….
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Saint Patrick's Day
March 17th is a date surely ingrained in the mind of every Irishman around the world. Saint Patrick's day. Every Saint Patrick's day millions of people across the globe celebrate not just in recognition of one of christianity's earliest saints but, as has become the case, in praise of the very fact of being Irish. Indeed, more and more the religious significance of this day has been marginalised in the face of its growing role as a celebration of all things Irish with no sign of this trend reversing.
Every year the parades get bigger, more disposable festive novelties are rolled off corporate production lines and more republican tricoleurs are bought and hung up everywhere and anywhere. Each time around more and more people get involved and each time the festivities are more jubilant than before. On the surface of things it must seem like we're enjoying a cultural renaissance. Afterall, if the celebrations are getting bigger it must be because there is more to celebrate, right? The republic is in the money and the north is (relatively) quiet these days, but at what expense does all this come?
In the process of striving for an easier more materially comfortable lifestyle the idea of retaining, or indeed fighting for, a distinctly Irish way of life has been quietly shuffled out of the picture. We're no happier for it and we're certainly no richer except in the crudest most qualitative sense of the term. So we can now afford that extra car, a new ipod and come St Paddy's day a big green novelty hat with some token bit of Gaeilge plastered over it. But in any more serious a sense than any of this would afford us, we are becoming isolated from everything that made us a unique and admirable people.
Whilst it might be a sea of smiley faces and shamrocks in the dizzy drunken haze of the St Patricks day celebrations, back in reality things are not so rosey (or emerald). Assailed by a host self-interested plutocratic forces from both within and without, traditional Ireland slides each year that little bit further into that historical abyss where all once-great civilizations go, leaving behind them only skeletonised monuments for future generations to peer at in curiousity.
Besides the age old enemy in the British we now face the threat of being turned into a faceless grey race of workers under the stewardship of the new age ideology of multiculturalism whilst the various diaspora communities in Australia, Britain, the US and elsewhere face the double threat of this and the white-inclusivism that has formed as a backlash to it. Meanwhile the supposed government of our people cant wait to fire up the bulldozers and plough into one of our nations most prized monuments; spiritual heart of Ireland, Tara Hill.
Things most definately do not look like ripe circumstances for a party. But come that mid march date, we rally together and celebrate to another unparalled level of excess and yet each time around that we do so we are marking off another year's passage in the agonisingly slow death throes of our nation.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Superultramodern (SUM) Solipsism - The Simpler Universal Design, The Personal Philosophical Ques
The superultramodern (SUM) solipsism is a strong metaphysical semi-solipsistic position constituted of some ideas in superultramodern (SUM) science and philosophy. The first idea or strand is the NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) theoretical metaphysical semi-solipsism, the position that within the semi-idealistic framework of the NSTP theory 'I' and 'the superhuman mind' are the only material entities that exist, for the non-existence of other non-superhuman minds simply makes the universal design (i.e. the superhuman engine) simpler, as the engine needs no additional intelligence/information to create a variety of specific spatial illusions through multiple (non-superhuman) NSTPs. The second strand further sees the superhuman design and/or designer, through an astrological framework, as a personal philosophical questioning supermind, the mind which, apparently being highly reasonable, has further no good reason to create tremendous suffering through the existence of other non-superhuman minds which are simply unable to answer its profound philosophical questions. The third strand is a composite of two mutually complementary basic feelings that this miraculous thing called consciousness exists, and that it is particularly 'I' who is conscious, and thus other entities, at least other non-superhuman entities, might be unconscious, and that Truth would always be different from how it commonsensically appears to be.
The NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) Theory
The NSTP theory is a (philosophy of mind) semi-idealistic as well as semi-dualistic theory that the material universe, where some peculiar phenomena like quantum non-locality exist in, is exclusively a group of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thinking processes existing in the form of (non-spatial physical/material) feelings (i.e. states of consciousness). In computer terminology, it regards the (material) universe as a non-spatial computer, with hardware of (non-spatial) feelings and software of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thoughts/ideas, including those of space, which is then an illusive/virtual/merely apparent entity. The mere existence of the superhuman thoughts is responsible for the empirical (i.e. a posteriori) order in the non-superhuman ones. The theory, however, accepts the possibility of the reality of space, the space where the phenomena like quantum non-locality do not exist in. The theory is constituted of 6 axioms, 1 theorem, and 3 conjectures. The key strength and novelty in the theory lies in its axiomatic/self-evident foundation, its innovative semi-idealism and semi-dualism, and, in general, its road to idealism and dualism.
Monday, March 26, 2007
What Is Persecution
Mt: 13: 21. "yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
Jesus said persecutions arises because of the Word. When you hear the Word of God, Satan immediately comes to steal the Word from your heart. If he can't do that he'll try to get you to take your eyes off of the solution and on to the problem, diverting you away so that you will fail. This was part of the parable of the sower? Satan's main job is to get the church to back down off the Word of God so that doubt and unbelief will choke it out. He is not a gentleman, he is a bully and he doesn't mind using bullying tactics to get you to back down, only then can he have victory over you. This is persecution because of the Word's sake. Lets take a look at the whole parable.
Mt: 13:18. "Therefore hear the parable of the sower:
19. "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.
20. "But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
21. "yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
22. "Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
23. "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.''
Satan knows his only real weapon is deception, if he can keep you from the truth, he can lead you around by the nose.
John 8:32. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.''
Knowing the truth is what gives us the power to get born again, knowing the truth and acting upon it, is what causes us to overcome in every situation. When we get to the point that we believe God's Word in our heart and then act on it by speaking it out of our mouth, we shall be saved.
Ro.10:8. But what does it say? "The word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart'' (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
9. that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.
Paul later says in 2Cor.
2 Corinthians 12:10. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2Cor: 12:10 says for Christ's sake. Because of the Word. for Christ's sake
The great redemptive work of Jesus Christ did not cover trials and tribulations, I know we all wish it had, but in all things we are more than conquerors. We are children of a Holy God and we shall prevail. Not only in the life to come, but right now we are more than conquerors.
2 Timothy 3:12. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
If you live in this world and you are living for God, you shall suffer persecution, there is no way around it, just remember from where it comes. When we are attacked by Satan we can know and rejoice, because we have the victory in Christ Jesus.
Romans: 8:35-37: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.'' Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
God is not out punishing His children because they are seeking and receiving the revelation of His will, NO, Satan is the one out trying to stop the Word of God from being proclaimed. Satan is the destroyer, Satan is the thief, and Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Satan is the killer. God is on our side. He Loves us with an everlasting love, and wants to see us succeed! Not the other way around.
We need to get our thinking in line with the Word of God on this.
Jesus told us in John 10:10. "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
That is the will of God right there. God is the author of life, He is trying to get us to step over into and walk in that life. So when we start to understand the will of God, that is when you know for a fact that Satan is going to come along and try to get you to doubt it, or put something in your path to get your focus off of it. That is where the persecution comes from.
2 Thessalonians 1:4. so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,
We know that when we make a stand on the Word of God, that Satan is going to try to knock us off of our stand. His only real power is to get us to waver in our faith; if we refuse to waiver we then get the victory. Say, I refuse to waiver, I am victorious, my faith is based on the Word of God, and God's Word never fails.
1 John 5:4. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith.
Say, I am born of God and I overcome the world, because I have victory by my faith in
James 1:2-4. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Yes, it takes a little bit of patience, but the rewards are great so don't back down, make your stand on God's Word, and as James said, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
2Tm: 3:11: Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Not some of them, all of them. God's will is for you to delivered out of them all.
Paul got delivered out of all of them. The Word of God doesn't lie.
God gives us the power to overcome when we stand on It and don't back down.
Ephesians 6:10-16. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Learn who you are in Christ Jesus, search the scriptures and find the promises for yourself.
2 Peter 1:4. by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Grab hold of the promises of God and meditate on them, partake of them; they will cause you to overcome, and escape the world's corruption. Give glory to God, and remember who you are in Christ. You are an over comer, say it, I am an over comer!
Revelation 12:11. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Jesus shed His blood for us, the victory has already been purchased, and at a tremendous price I might add, but we must speak, it is the word of our testimony that will cause the victory to come to pass. So let your testimony be one of victory in Christ Jesus. Glory to God.
I wrote this Word based confession of faith when I was a young man. I have it pasted on my kitchen cabinet and read it all the time, I encourage you to start confessing Gods Word over your life, and that of family, and loved ones, confession will bring reality into your life. Make it your confession as well.
I believe Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God. I am in Christ Jesus.
I am a new creation, with the life of God, the nature of God, and the ability
of God within me.
I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ. My standing with God is secure.
My prayers avail much.
Christ Jesus my Lord, is my wisdom. He is my righteousness.
He is my sanctification. He is my redemption.
I have received abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.
I reign as a king and dominate in this life through Christ Jesus.
He bore my infirmity, He took my disease, The chastisement of my peace
was laid upon Him, with His stripes I am healed!!!
Healing belongs to me because I am in Christ Jesus.
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I can not be conquered.
He is my strength, therefore I can not be defeated.
I can do all thing through Christ which strengthens me.
All my needs are supplied according to His riches and glory by Christ Jesus,
therefore I have no lack.
I was crucified with Christ. When He was quickened and made alive,
I was quickened and made alive with Him.
I was raised up together with Him and made to sit with Him in heavenly places.
I am now seated with Him in heavenly places.
I am dead to the lust of this world, I am alive only to God.
I am a believer and not a doubter, everything Jesus did and is, I am a partaker of.
Therefore, as He is, so am I in this world. Glory to God!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
In Defense Of Jesus? "The Secret" And The True Followers Of Jesus
You may not know it, but the "The Secret" DVD, the on going buzz online is generating lots of controversy between those who cannot see the rational behind the principles espoused by "The Secret" and those who see it.
Wow, folks, the truth has never been told, it is with the Master-mind. But some of our assumptions may be truths, and even outright lies become truths without evidence. This is why it is quite difficult to accept a proven principle that can be used to turn a life around for the best.
Therefore "truths" flourish. The Christian truths, which are averse to the "The Secret's" truth, can be likened to the "truth" told by the three friends of Job while the truth in the "The Secret" is akin to the truth of Job himself in challenging God to prove him (Job) unworthy. Only those who claim their inheritance shall have it.
The biggest problem of mankind is self condemnation, self deceit and outright falsification of facts. If you condemn yourself, who can salvage you. Jesus? Give me a break!
"The Secret" teaches you to be positive, and you cannot condemn yourself while being positive; rather you can turn your life around with positive thinking and affirmative actions. What I do not understand is why such a simple principle is being tied to age old lies and ambiguous claims about a "beginning and end" we will never know about. What can be more fabulous than the religious beliefs of Christians, especially in one who does not know Christianity? He was born a Jew, lived and worshiped as a Jew, and died a Jew. True Jesus' followers should practice Judaism, period.
Daniel and Rich (some antagonist at my blog on "The Secret") speak in defense of Jesus, especially Daniel, who talks about Jesus' Godness, as if Jesus himself ever claimed to be God anywhere in the Bible. What he called himself all the time was the Son of Man. Of course, followers meekly and dubiously foist their leaders with larger than life attributes and images. As for whether Jesus, according to Rich, ever used the little phrase "within you" in Mathew:6, "The Kingdom of God is Within you" is a popular answer Jesus gave to a popular question.
That being said, note that the same principles the antagonists are criticizing in the "The Secret" are what Jesus used to get things done as he desired within the time and scope allotted him by the Source of life.
I am amused to read some statements credited to Jesus about the serpent as follows:
"Ever since the serpent has been the serpent, he's been whispering that in our ears. Jesus, in His Wisdom, confronted that convincingly:
"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" Mark 8:34-37."
Oh Rich, Serpent or Lucifer is just the personification of the negative thoughts of man, for Sunday school children. You should have shaded that by now.
It is the same principles "The Secret" espouses that the Church perverted and used to rule the world and still uses with ulterior motives; for why do you think that adults continue to think like children when it comes to religious myths? Listen, if you think positively about a lie and dwell on it continuously it becomes your truth.
The most absurd of all is for anyone to think that "The Secret" is meant to prevent their death; God or the Source of life graces and withdraws grace…... as a rule to ensure the continuity of creation. Life and Death are divine purposes, "The Secret" is just a way to live life more abundantly, it does not prevent death.
It is true that man has arrogated to himself too much importance than he deserves in the scheme of things. Yet, like I said in an earlier article, man is a co-creator with God or the Source of life. That being so, man is empowered to create good or evil according to the choices he makes, and those choices he can only make from the jumble of thoughts that show up in his mind. No one creates his own thoughts, but everyone decides which thought or group of thoughts to action.
If what Daniel says is true that what happened to Jesus was what he wanted, then why was he apparently afraid and made every effort to have his tribulation averted? And why when his time came as he had said, did he lament having been forsaken by his father? Everyone of us will behave just as Jesus did, no one wants to die.
All said, I will always cancel my negative thoughts with positive ones and hope for the best - "The Secret". I will never give up till my time is up. Death is a necessary end, not the wages of sin. The Nazarenes believed what their minds bid them believe, so will anyone even today. That is "The Secret."
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Why All This? Why Not Nothing?
The classic question, and one that should be answered directly. Here is the answer: Because "nothing" is reality, and "all this" is existence. So it's not an either – or situation, both are true simultaneously.
Reality doesn't exist. If it did, it would be part of "all this." "All this," in contrast to Reality, changes constantly; there is nothing within existence that doesn't change. Change creates time, and without change, time doesn't exist. Existence therefore, is never Reality, and Reality doesn't exist, even though these two truths cohabitate. It's very simple.
The part of us that we cling to, our ego, is caught within existence. Because our ego is caught within existence, it changes constantly. The part of us that is not caught within existence; Reality, never changes. It is unborn, undying, uncreated - eternal.
What could this unborn, undying, uncreated thing be if it's not our ego? It couldn't be our bodies, because our bodies are within existence and obviously change second to second. So what part of us is eternal and outside of time? It would have to be something familiar, because we must be responsible for this thing, whatever it is. It can't be something laid upon us by some God – so there must be a connection between us and it.
This indicates that our destinies are in our hands and not in the hands of a higher power. We actually have free will which can apparently affect Reality, which is beyond time. This free will is a very powerful force, and one that is misunderstood by logical thought. But consider the consequences of the powerful force of free will when it adversely affects Reality.
Since Reality is pliable and conforms to the wishes of existence-prone entities driven by the desires of their free will, Reality will passively provide another existence if that free will cannot see past existence, or the framework of an existence in flux. If that free will, caught up in existence, cannot see the transience of existence, the angst of existence, and the false construction of an ego in existence, then Reality will gracefully provide another organic being for the tendencies of the old ego to morph into. Endlessly.
Then we will enjoy "all this" again and again. Never can we enjoy "nothing." And the tragedy is: this very thing, this "nothing," is the constancy that we have always hoped for. But how do we get to it?
Hmmm . . .
Friday, March 23, 2007
The Law Of Sowing And Reaping Pt. 3
In the first 2 parts of this study we defined sowing and the purpose of the seed, as well as the purpose of the harvest. In the third part of this study I would like to talk about obedience in giving and how God supernaturally increases our seed. Let's start again with the words of Jesus.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
And again using the Young's Bible Translation.
Luke 6:38 'Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which ye measure, it shall be measured to you again.'
I want to point out that this Scripture is definitely talking about monetary gain and not just spiritual gain. I believe that the law of sowing and reaping applies to both, but in this case it is talking about monetary increase. In the King James translation it says that (men) will give unto your bosom and Young's says, (they) shall give into your bosom. If this were talking about spiritual blessing it would definitely not have said (men) or (they) would give unto our bosom. Because we know as James said … James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
This was talking about us giving and us receiving. You give unto men as unto God and you receive from men as from God but God uses men to bless us in this natural world. This is not only talking about just receiving, but receiving in such a way that it is truly more than we can even handle. It says these blessing would be running over, not only running over but pressed down, shaken, and then running over. This is saying your basket will be so totally and completely full that it can absolutely hold no more, then on top of that it will keep on spilling over the top. In other words, the blessing keep on coming even when all your space for receiving is used up. WOW!! I want to point out something here. Motives are important to God. If you give out of impure motives for selfish gain then you will miss your blessing. The people you are giving to will be blessed but you will not. Let me show you what the Lord Jesus said about giving and motives.
Mark 12:41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. 42. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. 43. So He called His disciples to Him and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44. "for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.''
God not only looked at the gift, but at the motive for giving did He not? I truly believe our willingness to give is just as crucial as the gift itself. You can not give a lot if you don't have a lot to give, but your desire to be a blessing is irrespective to the size of the gift when obedience is concerned. God will not tell you to give something you don't have will He? We see throughout the Word of God that when we are obedient we will be blessed. There is a very good reason for this. Obedience brings the will of God to pass. Blessings must be God's will if He wants us to be obedient in the first place, since the outcome of that obedience is blessings, not only financial but in all the areas of our life. Our Father God wants us to be blessed or He would not have told us to be obedient in the first place, would He? If He wants us to be blessed then we should want those blessings that He has ordained for us. Have you ever thought about this in this light? If you don't want His blessings then you don't want His will in your life!
Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
When I was younger I was praying about a promotion at work. In the natural there was no way. I was the most inexperienced person in the group I was with at this company. I had been praying about this promotion for several weeks when one day the Holy Spirit spoke this Scripture to me and simply said it like this; the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land.
I knew the Scripture, but when I heard it in my spirit I immediately knew what He was talking about. I had been very obedient in the way I handled myself at work, literally outworking all those around me, however I had developed a bad attitude about something that had happened there. Really, something had happened that was out of my control that put me in a bad light, and I had been unfairly associated in with the group that had actually been involved. Haven't we all been there to one degree or another? In this case my obedience wasn't in question but my willingness at work. I immediately repented and realized the Lord had provide this job, and it was He who was taking care of me. I look to Him as my source, and since I am looking to Him as my source I need to have a thankful attitude as well as do a good job at my place of employment. The very next day I was told that I had gotten the promotion. Looking back on this experience, I realize that this promotion set me on a different path that changed my life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would not have received that promotion if I had not repented and made an adjustment in my attitude. God was preparing me to receive a blessing, and in order to receive it, I had to have my basket cleaned out and not full of the kind of clutter that will keep the God ordained blessings from coming. Our motives and attitude will definitely block our blessings. Our willingness as well as our obedience will both be looked at just as the prophet Isaiah said. Let's look at another Scripture that shows this kind of blessing.
Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, `In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. 9. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. 10. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now in this,'' says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11. "And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,'' says the Lord of hosts; 12. "And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,'' says the Lord of hosts.
Many will argue the legitimacy of tithing in the New Testament but that is not the purpose of this study. I for one strongly believe in it. For now, we are looking at obedience in giving. This is not just talking about tithes only, but tithes and offerings as we just read. God must think this is very serious because He said we are robbing Him if we don't give. God is throwing down a challenge to us, He said, prove Me now in this, meaning in the giving of tithes and offerings. You can not prove Him if you are unwilling to give in the first place can you? Again we see that He will bless us radically if we give. He said He would pour out a blessing that we would not have enough room to receive. Let me ask you a question. Why would God give us a blessing that we were not capable of receiving? Because He loves to bless big. It not His fault if we not capable of receiving His big blessings. You see only a big giver can be a big receiver. God will not pour out a blessing on you if you are tight fisted. You will only prove that His Word is true, but this will be the negative side of it. You see just the opposite of blessings will happen when you rob God. He will not rebuke the devourer for your sake, the fruit of your ground will be destroyed, your vines will fail to bear fruit in the field, and all nations won't call you blessed. But that is not the way it has to be with us is it? No.
This reminds me of a true story I heard a minister tell one time. He said a certain farmer in his congregation had called him up and told him that the Lord had specifically spoken to him and instructed him to pick out a certain calf and have it butchered for him. The pastor said o.k. and when time came for the farmer to bring the prepared meat over, the pastor realized he didn't have a freezer big enough to handle it all. He later went to the Lord in prayer about it and said Lord why would you have that farmer butcher that calf and give it to me when you knew I didn't have room for all that meat. The Lord replied to him and in essence said, it's not my fault you don't have a freezer big enough. I believe we need to take the time to get before the Lord and get His plans, for when the increase comes and it will if we are willing and obedient, we need to be in a place where we are capable of receiving it. The Lord was teaching this pastor a very big lesson. It should be a lesson for us all. I have seen Christians who say they believe that God doesn't want to bless us financially, yet these very same people will work like crazy and do all kinds of things to gain wealth. I could tell you some very real stories along these lines. If you truly believe that God doesn't want you to be blessed financially, then you need to stop trying to get wealth from the world as well. Why go to the world's wealth if you think it is not God's will for you to be prosperous in the first place? Wouldn't that be contrary to the will and purpose of God? I can honestly say, thank God it is not! I am not trying to be sarcastic in this, but to make us think about our real motives in these areas. Do we really believe this way or are we just using it as an excuse to be stingy.
God's will for His children is to be blessed and for His children to be a blessing. You can't be much of a blessing if you are not already blessed yourself, that goes for both spiritual and monetary blessings doesn't it? Let me close with this.
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
Let us purpose in our heart to be the cheerful givers that God has called us to be, and also be ready to reap bountifully because of it. I truly hope you see these Scriptures in a new light now.
Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Do you want to be a joint heir with Christ?
If so, I urge you to earnestly pray the following prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your word says, "…and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (Jn.6:37),
So I know You won't cast me out, but You take me in, And I thank you for it. You said in your Word, "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'' (Ro. 10:13).
I am calling on Your name, So I know You have saved me now, You also said, "…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation." (Ro.10:9,10).
I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe He was raised from the dead for my justification. And I confess Him now as my Lord, Because Your Word says, "… with the heart one believes to righteousness…" and I do believe with my heart, I have now become the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:21),
And I am saved! Thank You, Lord!
I can now truthfully say, I see myself as a born again child of God! Glory to God
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
A Prophecy Over My Life That I Cherish
Many people in this world go to clairvoyants to learn about thier life and their future and this can be very attractive for people as everybody would like to have peace about their future. But a Christian can have a gift of prophecy and they can be used by God to bring a message from Him to a person. This is a personal message God gave me two years ago through a friend and today it was very comforting to read and I thought I would share it with you guys. God is real and he is personal and he wants to speak through prophets today and encourage his people. Do you have the courage to seek a prophet for a free message off him?
Prophecy from the Father to Matthew
The fullness of My grace I have given to you. The gift of My salvation belongs to you and daily I speak to you in words of endearment and with love. My precious child, whom I love much. Everyday will bring with it new trials, everyday will bring with it new joy. Forever I will walk by your side and teach you My ways in all that you do.
As you stand on your own, you are never alone. As you stand as one, there are many by your side. I have given you help from every corner, I have made you strong and I will continue to make you stronger. I will be with you even when there are those that will choose to forsake you.
Am I not your Father who loves you like you are my child? Have I not given you much? Do I not desire to give you more? You who have been set apart and chosen by Me. You who carry My seal upon your life. My heart weeps at your sorrow and feels elation at your joy. Your triumphs bring Me pleasure and it is with Me that you will soar to heights that go beyond your expectation. With abundant pleasure, I will raise you up to confound the wisdom of man. It is in you that I seek to glorify Myself. It is with you that I desire to change nations. My child, who I adore.
There is not a moment in time that I will not do a work in you. Though I may draw back to stretch you, I am never so far away that you will not sense my presence. Have I not always been there for you? Have I not brought you words of comfort time and time again? Have I not poured my love out upon you day in and day out? This will not cease, nor will it diminish.
I am a sovereign God, I am the Alpha and Omega, I am the beginning and the end. You were created for Me and by Me. You are Mine and you belong to Me. You have more potential than those around you believe is possible.
My son whom I love dearly. There is so much I still need to tell you and there's so much you still need to learn. It is in your closeness to Me that your heart will soar with joy. It is in My secret place that you will find contentment that you didn't believe existed. My son, My child, I love you. Such simple words that carry with them so much weight. When my Son died on that cross I died with Him. When He hung there and I could not look upon Him for all the sin, My heart broke. It breaks for you, with such longing I desire you. You are the one I choose to walk with. Though there are times when the pain becomes unbearable I will never fail you, I will be with you always and together we will change this nation and the ones beyond.
With love from the Father to His son.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
You Are The Source
Dear Loved Ones,
Good day to you all on this energizing day. I love you. I love you. I love you.
Tools for life
You Are The Source
You are the Source of it all. You make it all happen. Your consciousness is in charge. I am with you. I live with you. Therefore my consciousness is at cause and at charge as well. We all live together. We breathe together. We agree and disagree together. We join together.
Let us be quite honest here. Who is in charge of your life and my life?
I know that I am Not in charge of your life and you are Not in charge of my life. Therefore, can we say that each individual is responsible for their own choices and decisions?
O.K we've all heard similar words in the same context before. But, what are we doing about it?
How about we finally recognize that we are the Source of existence in our lives.
We create and destroy. We believe and dis-believe. We empower and dis-empower. We love and we fear. We shine and we dissolve. We are together and then we are not. We move and we stop. We awaken and we sleep. We eat and we fast. We smile and we frown. We speak and are silent. We play and we watch.
We are the Source of it all. What is it that we are the Source of?
We are the Source of whatever it is we would like to be, do and have. Let us stop looking outside of ourselves and start to look inside. All the comparisons and justifications have Not done us right. We are the Source. Made in the image of God and all that there is.
We are the Source of Beauty. We are the Source of Truth and We are certainly the Source of Love. Love is within and from within manifests with clarity without.
We are the Source.
What attribute do you want to embody today and be a Source of?
What attribute do you want to reveal today?
What is the Source of your Spiritual bank account today?
Are you willing to share one of your attributes with someone today?
I am sure you can make a difference if you choose to. Can you? Will you? NOW!
We are the Source. Give from this Source. And it will refill itself as God does.
We are the source. Eternal and Ever-lasting. Let us shine from our Godly Source within.
Our Spiritual bank account is always full. Never ever forget this. Go to your Spiritual bank accounts today and withdraw Love, Compassion, Understanding and Generosity.
While you are at it take some Wisdom for we can use Wisdom in our actions and behaviors. Remember you always have choice. No one is forcing you to do this. But do it for you are full of life and life is just loving you every moment.
Open up to recognize this truth, for we are all worthy and deserving of living a joyful and healthy life in every way.
I love you. I love you. I love you.
Please feel free to share these Insights with your friends, family, co-workers and enemies to Create a Source of Oneness within and without.
May the love, light and blessings of God and the Universe surround, protect and heal you, your loved ones and the planet earth.
With Love, Gratitude and Respect,
Truly, With God All Things Are Possible
© Copyright 2007 Spirituality Inside and Out, LLC
Friday, March 16, 2007
Low Risk Investments - They Can Yield High Returns!
Low hazard investings are those investings that historically have got got proven to lift over clip with low downside volatility.
Many people believe that the lower the hazard the lower the return, however there are exclusions to the regulation and one of these is investing in land.
UK Land Type A Low Hazard Investment
When most investors believe about low hazard investings they dont believe about land - they normally believe of bonds, money market funds, nest egg accounts, and bluish bit stock common funds.
Land however have proved itself as a low hazard investment, and in the right location, land can give a tax tax return far above traditional low hazard investments.
With a 920% average growing over twenty years, United Kingdom land values have provided much better tax returns for sharp investors than most discretional plus advisors - even in high-risk investings such as as growing common funds.
The Advantages of Buying United Kingdom Land
The advantage of purchasing United Kingdom land is that demand is out stripping supply and this scenario looks put to stay in topographic point for the close future.
Many international investors are now buying into United Kingdom land - here are five grounds why:
1. The United Kingdom needs 4,400,000 new homes over the adjacent 20 years.
2. Houses in 90% of towns in the United Kingdom are unaffordable for first clip buyers, and low cost lodging can rectify this.
3. The United Kingdom is the second most densely populated country in Europe and have a fast rise migrator population creating strong demand.
4. Over the last 30 years, the demand for new homes have got increased by 30%, whereas over the same time period house edifice rates have dropped by over 50%.
5. Action is now urgently required to turn to the acute deficit in low-cost housing.
Low Hazard Investments and Diversification
Most plus advisors urge spreading your investing portfolio into respective different plus social classes to maximise income and capital growing potential, and land can supply the perfect diversification.
Land is an easy to understand investment, unlike pillory or equities, you have something thats real, and it have historically risen in value. Many investors believe that purchasing land is expensive and in the past, this was true, but now there are many companies catering for the smaller investor.
Whats the Catch?
All investors desire to do large money and get rich quick, but most sensible investors cognize there is no such as thing as money for nil and they are correct.
The location of the land supplies the hazard in land investing - to do capital growing from land investment and maximise capital additions you need to purchase land that is mature for development. This agency the land to built on is located in a sought after area. This necessitates research and homework, but there are many reputable companies offering this service so you can trust on expert advice inch planning your land investing strategy.
Maximising Hazard and Reward
Of course, a hedge monetary fund investing could supply you with greater growing potential, but land, taking into account the hazard / reward, do it a very attractive improver to your portfolio.
We quoted an average addition of 920% in United Kingdom Land values over twenty years, and the of import point here is that this was the average. With careful choice of the location in which you purchase your land, additions could of course of study be much larger.
In conclusion, land gives you above average additions combined with low downside risk, and you should see making land a portion of your low hazard investings strategy.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Subprime Mortgages - How Large of a Down Payment Do You Need?
Subprime mortgages offer more flexibility with down payments than conventional home loans. You can choose to put nothing or over 20% down. And with a subprime mortgage, you dont have to worry about paying private mortgage insurance.
Zero-down mortgages allow people with little money for initial costs to buy a home. Even with a zero-down mortgage you can expect to pay loan fees and points, which can still add up to a couple of thousands. However, there are financing plans that wrap loan costs into the mortgage.
The basic zero-down mortgage consists of one loan or two. If your lender decides to split your mortgage, you may need to find another lender to carry the second mortgage.
Zero-down mortgages come at a cost of higher interest rates. They also have larger monthly payments since the mortgage is for a larger amount.
Large Down Payments
A large down payment adds equity to your property quickly. You also have lower monthly payments by having a smaller mortgage. In some cases, a large down payment can qualify you for a loan, in spite of a poor credit record.
If you have the cash for a large down payment, you may also want to look at purchase points up front. You can lower your interest rate, saving you thousands if you keep the loan for several years. You can also waive prepayment fees, usually by paying a point.
Subprime lenders offer a variety of financing solutions. If you are unsure how much you want to borrow, start by requesting quotes from lenders for different financing options. This way you can compare numbers and look for a lender who offers the best rates and terms.
You can use the internet to gather this information quickly. You can get quotes through websites or email. However, dont give a lender permission to submit a financing bid until you are ready to apply. Every time a financial company checks your credit history, your credit score takes a hit. Even if you dont follow through with the loan, it still affects you. Fortunately, most lenders are willing to provide quotes to allow you to make the best financial decision.
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Friday, March 09, 2007
Subprime Mortgage Lenders - Sub-prime Loans Now Available Through Traditional Lenders
Sub-prime loans are becoming more than readily available through traditional lenders. Even with a bankruptcy or foreclose in your credit history, you can still happen funding for the purchase of your home. The cardinal to sub-prime mortgages is to make your research and compare both terms and rates.
Your Credit History
A poor credit history doesnt have got to direct you running to sub-prime lenders. For one, you may still measure up for an Type A loan, reserved for people with good credit. If your bankruptcy was four or more than old age ago and you have got established a good payment history since then, your FICO score is probably over 600, the demand for an Type A loan.
Through Federal Housing Administration loan programs, you can apply for a loan after two old age of a bankruptcy or foreclosure. Virginia loans also look more than leniently on past credit problems. In the end, dont presume that because you have got got got an adverse credit history you have to apply for the higher interest sub-prime loans.
If you happen that you make have bad credit, you can still work with a traditional lender, who may offer you better interest rates. As funding companies spread out their funding options, more than than and more companies are adding services for B, C, and Vitamin D loans.
Sub-prime mortgages are based partly on your credit history, but largely on your mortgage or rent payment history. You will desire to supply cogent evidence of your rent payments by sending transcripts of your rent gross or checks. Mortgage payments can be verified through your credit report.
Sub-prime mortgages are just short term funding options. Once you have got improved your credit history, you can refinance your mortgage for better rates.
When you begin your search for a sub-prime lender, include all lenders in your investigation. Request quotes from traditional lenders as well as those who specialise in poor credit financing. Compare everyones funding packages to happen the best rates and terms.
Ideally, you desire to happen a low APR with no prepayment fees. Unless you be after to maintain your mortgage for seven or more than years, it is probably not deserving paying points for lower rates. You may also happen that an arm will supply lower rates with more than purchasing powerfulness than a fixed rate mortgage.
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Sub Prime Mortgage Lenders - 3 Tips On Getting Approved
Sub premier mortgage lenders are easier to measure up with than conventional lenders. So even if you have got a foreclosure or bankruptcy on your record, you can purchase a home. Their rates are also competitive, especially if you include a down payment and store rates. The following three tips will guarantee that you get approved for those low rate home loans.
1. Start By Checking Your Credit Report
Dont wage extra interest for errors made by your creditors. Check your credit report for any mistakes or inaccurate information. The credit reporting agency is responsible for fixing any mistakes, so advise them in authorship as soon as possible. Also allow the information supplier cognize too.
If you had a bankruptcy or foreclosure in the past, include a missive with your report to explicate the situation. Financing companies will look more than favorably on a bankruptcy caused by occupation loss or illness.
2. A Down Payment Helps
You can also better your application with a down payment. 10% is the most common, but 20% Oregon more than tin measure up you for better rates. Down payments reduce the hazard for lenders, so they rate your loan application differently.
You can also better your credit score by paying off debts and shutting fresh accounts. Increasing cash militia by cashing out pillory or other investings can also help.
3. weaponry Are Easier To Qualify For
While bomber premier lenders offer a assortment of funding packages, adjustable rate mortgages (ARM) are the easiest to measure up for. Since their monthly payments are the lowest, at least in the beginning, you can measure up for more. Interest rate only loans also can get you in a house, but your payments can duplicate or ternary in a few years.
Smart shopping is the best manner to happen the lowest costing loan. Compare the adjustable percentage rate (APR) of mortgages so you dont get caught on concealed fees. Also, take a expression at conventional lenders. Many are offering competitory loans to people with adverse credit. Remember too that you can better your credit to good standing in two old age and refinance for better rates.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Loans for Unemployed
It is one of lifes small inhuman treatments that the modern modern times when you need credit most badly, are also the times when lenders are least willing to give it to you. When you are finding it hard to ran into your obligations, your car payments are behind, your credit cards are all fully loaded, and youre barely meeting your rent or mortgage payments, your credit score takes a olfactory organ dive. Even if you are meeting all your payments, credit reporting companies can demo lenders that you are at your limit, that youre fully extended on all existent lines of credit, and youve been searching vigorously for more. This volition be looked on very poorly by lenders and do them much less inclined to impart to you.
One of the time periods when you are most likely to be in this kind of state of affairs is when you are between jobs. There are a million grounds why you might lose your job, many of which will not be your fault, and if you are luckless adequate to have got this go on to you when youre under heavy debt, then things can quickly get out of hand.
It may look like stating the obvious, but the surest manner to get out of this state of affairs is to happen a new occupation as soon as possible. In many cases you can be back to work within a calendar month or two so if you have got enough money to maintain you afloat for this time period you will be ok. However it is not always easy to happen a new occupation quickly, especially if the ground you lost your original occupation is owed to hard statuses in your industry or area.
The other thing you might see is credit protection insurance. This is an insurance policy you will need to have got taken out before you lost your job. If you did, there is a good opportunity you will be covered for exactly this situation. Most credit protection programs supply that if you lose your occupation through no fault if your own, they will kick in the ran into your repayments for you, until you can get another job. They have got many hard-and-fast conditions, for example, they will probably anticipate you to accept the first occupation offer you get, even if it makes not pay as well as your last occupation etc.
The other option is to borrow some money to tide you over till you get a new job. While it may look improbable that a lender will impart to a individual who is out of employment, there are states of affairs when they will impart to you. If you can demonstrate a good former repayment record, and have got got very good prospects of determination a occupation soon, they may be willing to endorse you, especially if you have security such as as your home to offer them. If you do choose for this path however, make certain you are very confident of determination employment before putting your home at risk.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Home Mortgage Loans for People with Bad Credit - Finding the Best Low Rate
Getting a low rate mortgage with a negative credit evaluation is challenging. When people finance a home, obtaining a good finance package is a top concern - and for good reason. The mortgage rate received on a loan may significantly increase or lessening a monthly mortgage payment. If you have got good credit, getting the best low rate is simple. However, if you have got got bad credit, you may have to exercise a small energy and search for a good rate.
Compare and Contrast Mortgage Rates and Terms
Smart buyers will emphasize the importance of shopping around for the best deal. This regulation uses to any purchase - cars, clothes, shoes, etc. Homes are our biggest expense. Unfortunately, many home buyers make not give much clip to searching for the best funding package. This is a large mistake. When shopping for a mortgage, it is of import to get quotes from respective lenders and carefully reexamine their offers. Those who are eager to purchase a home do the error of accepting the first offer. However, comparing mortgage rates, terms, and services may salvage you thousands, and in consequence lower your mortgage payment.
Apply for Loan with a Bomber Prime Lender
Many financial establishments specialise in home mortgage loans. These include banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, etc. If you have got good credit, you may be able to obtain a low rate mortgage using these financial institutions. However, if you have got bad credit, these lenders may charge you further fees and an extremely high rate. Because of your bad credit status, you are more than likely to default on on the mortgage. Thus, lenders addition the interest rate. This allows them to reimburse their money sooner.
If you were to get a loan using a bomber premier lender, your interest rate may be comparable to current market rates. You can anticipate to pay about one or two points higher than a individual with great credit, however, you avoid paying an interest rate three points or more than above current rates.
Working with an online mortgage broker is the best manner to turn up a reputable bomber premier lender. Based on information provided on your application, brokers will tantrum you with a lender who specialises in mortgages that fit your circumstances.