Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A Book Worth A Look

Early in July a gentleman named Wes sent me a book called “Pain, Perplexity and Promotion” which was basically a commentary on the book of Job. God used this book in a special way to verify a prophecy and the timing of its arrival was divine. The book consists of 17 chapters. The first 13 are the author’s Bob Sorge unpacking of the text to let it interpret itself. The last 4 chapters is him taking some predetermined doctrines and attempting to use the text to justify them. Since these determinations were unsound the text became unjustly twisted. Now this is my opinion but I still give the book a should read to those of you who have suffered through this long trial without knowledge of what God is doing. The book is published by an Oasis Publishing. I am a seasoned veteran of what is called the Job’s crucible in the book. There are certain patterns of God’s workings and chastisements that one begins to be familiar with. Regardless of one’s knowledge there is no shortcuts through the process of being refined by the Lord. The reason being that none of us sees ourselves as God sees us. We are suspect that we are better than we are and are blind to many of our frailties. What is great is that as one goes through the suffering we can do so knowing that it is not permanent is for our good and that we will be promoted with greater wisdom and spiritual maturity. Everything I’ve learned in this trial I intellectually knew from Scripture that I must possess. Still I was powerless to make it appear as a part of my character. Only God knew how to draft a circumstance that would graft it into my being. I have tried to encourage many of you who have joined me in this crucible to remain strong and to continue to trust in the Lord even though your pain and perplexity have not ceased. If you will trust the Lord and persevere you will soon know that all the suffering was worth it. I had a client talk with my wife about how we had been an encouragement to his faith and assisted him in finding the truth of what really matters in his life. Never did he mention to my wife the high price he has paid for that knowledge. It was not cheap and worth all the expense. He lost family and home. When I told my wife she was shocked because it is hard to reconcile pain with joy. If you are struggling still with what God is doing in your life, why you got involved with the truth of Dorean, and why all the damages and suffering I believe this book will assist you. For that reason I recommend it. Ultimately I can offer you no strength, no advice, and no hope. I can only live true to God and if you live the same inspire you with like faith. That is what Christ does for all of us if we will trust Him enough to let Him.

Let me encourage you with this last point. When one enters into the trials they come out of nowhere and happen upon you suddenly. Even if you see peril approaching one can never prepare for how it will have its effect upon you. The shock, and surprise at the beginning leaves you reeling at first. Then a certain fatigue of the lingering pain gnaws at you. Finally revelation starts to approach and we get a certain sense about what God was doing. Now there has been tears, complaint, blame, surrender, and a thousand other gyrations of the soul but hopefully a constant fix upon God in all our confusion. It is this fix, which will lead us to the promise. I am gaining this revelation at the moment. Revelation is not something you can create out of your imagination. It can only come from God after He has completed the changes in you necessary to enlighten you. Now I can’t say what the end of the revelation will be but there is a time in History where hindsight is earned. Then at that moment revelation is complete. When the revelation begins to flow though it has been my experience that the end is rapidly approaching. If this pattern holds true we are very close to the end. Now the prophecy that was confirmed at the beginning of the month in one part had many other parts. One of them was a timetable. I can say that in this one part it was a thus sayeth the Lord but as to the others I am still at spiritual intuition… if that should change I will inform you immediately. I do suspect that it may change by the way revelation has been rained upon me. I can say this; based on the revelation and the pain of the trial I am suspecting a victory that far in away exceeds all my expectations and hopes. Let that be true for all of you individually and as a collective. AMEN

16 comments:

mogel said...

Along these same thoughts, one can read in Hebrews 12: 6-11 the same idea, "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth".

Suffering has a price and a goal and a purpose in God.

light1rae said...

Thank you Brother! We who understand are walking it out.

light1rae said...

Thank you Kurt. Good words.
Love you brother!

R&P :)

light1rae said...

Thank you Kurt. Good words brother. Love you guys.

R&P :)

BigO said...

Gods speed, see you very soon !!!

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SEE YOU AT THE TOP !!!

BigO said...

GODS SPEED LOVE YOU MY BROTHERS, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE AND FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS !!!

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SEE YOU AT THE TOP !!!!!

BigO said...

GODS SPEED MY BROTHERS, MUCH LOVE!!!

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SEE YOU AT THE TOP !!!

mogel said...

The ECU's biggest financial injection ever to the market, all due to the many bad subprime mortgages. The Federal Reserve also contributed their jitters:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/
ap/20070809/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/
wall_street

mogel said...

"The real estate and financial markets have seen boom and bust periods over the decades. But now the TRIPLE THREAT of unbridled consumer debt (UK residents can get 100% mortgages on over-valued properties - can you say margin call?), high energy costs and tight credit create the LARGEST DANGER TO THE MARKET. Just as the dotcom bubble burst in an ugly fashion in 2000-2001, the unbridled enthusiasm in real estate and hedge fund markets are all settling back to earth. One hopes for a soft landing but the cloud on the horizon is MORE OMINOUS THAN ANYONE WISHES TO ADMIT. Businesses adapt and change or end up like the dinosaurs - extinct."

Yetter said...

The Fed downplays their actions but who knows what lurks in their shadows in terms of action. The French are right out there showing you exactly how Central Banks every where will act when challenged. This is a major CRISIS action and a derivative problem. The size of the credit derivative market is enormous(hundreds of trillions dollars,world wide)and cannot be allowed to implode at any cost.This is the real thing. It is going to break loose again here.There are rumors about the death of the Goldman Sachs Alpha Fund. Today is as close to a CRISIS call in financial markets as an alarmless financial system can get.

mogel said...

Pauligirl: Here you go. If you
are really interested in your own questions, you can start your research here by asking your own questions:

http://www.upu.int/contact_us/
en/contact_us.html

~~The Swami~~~ said...

The banks mythical problems are nothing more than a myth. They created this myth with Fiat Money and Fancy Computer Utopias that gave them endless incoming funds from the creation of nothing. They gave no assets up of value to rake in tons and tons of money. The subprime excuse is nothing more than a brilliant skit that will allow them to gain even more by being bailed out by the world's governments. You must admit......it was a brilliant scheme to create............even as diabolical as it is. So prepare for more of the shell game to "save" the banks that don't need saving. Prepare for more of the farce that the banks are trying to catch up when really all they will do is pivot one foot and end up right back where they started. In the mean time we all duck to the floor as their boomerang ways have cleared the crowds.

Just to head them off at the pass because I know the Neo bunch will come to save the banks. If the banks position is so bad..........would you trade postions with them? I thought so.

mogel said...

How bad is the financial markets due to the subprime loan fallout?
Apparently two very large hedge funds have gone bellyup already & the DOMINO EFFECT is starting to affect many other entities & real estate values and banking and lending policies and interest rates. It started with the bankruptcy of New Century Mortgage, but where and how will things end up is the question that still can't be answered or fully understood yet. The problem may be bigger than anyone is willing to admit. Here is a short movie clip:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/
up/player/popup/rn=289004&cl=
3654454&src=finance&ch=289023

mogel said...

Next month, Equifax is changing their credit scoring model to disallow "authorized users" on credit cards to help and impact one's credit score. This means that many people will have lower credit scores, especially women and students who are only authorized users on daddy's credit. Once this goes into effect, the average credit score for many will also go down. Lenders benefit from more income by charging a higher interest rate, and a credit score plays the major ingredient in determining the interest rate charged on a home loan. Credit bureaus seem to have an interest in seeing to it that as much derogatory credit & untrue credit is reported & really don't follow the intent of the Fair Credit Reporting Act since by doing so would cost them more time and money.


Lenders feel it is unfair that some are getting the benefit of other's credit and long history & that many scores are unfairly reflected as to the risk of the borrower since right now, there is no difference in the scoring model between an authorized user account, and a Principal and joint holder account who are the parties liable on the account. Authorized users of course are not liable for payment on the account, but can benefit from the use of someone else's credit.

For decades many have used "piggybacking" getting lines of many years of paying credit on one's credit bureau reports almost instantly by paying for this service to raise one's score in as little as 2 weeks. People with excellent credit can make a good income, loaning out their credit to the credit challenged.

People have seen results anywhere from 40-150 extra points added to one's FICO score depending on how many lines of credit are added and other factors. Since 30% of your credit score is dependent upon lines of credit and credit ratios, 1/3 of your score can be easily manipulated. Getting a high enough FICO score can mean scores of thousands of dollars savings on the life of a 30 year loan.

This service is expensive, but it's effective and well worth it due to the long term savings, however, the days are numbered though that this loophole will be available to the clever.

The other two credit bureaus are considering following suit next year sometime probably implementing this policy also. This means higher interest rates for the credit challenged or not being able to achieve the American dream of ownership of a home for many, and the ability to "piggyback" on another person's credit to enable them to achieve a home loan, will be a loophole that probably will be eliminated in the next 12 months. Since most lenders only consider the middle score in determing your score for a home loan, the move of Equifax will not effect most people or those that are considering a "piggybacking service" in the near future that want to purchase a home and increase their score dramatically and quickly.

Achieving a high score quickly is much easier than one would think. Just because a person declared bankruptcy, or has horrible credit, it isn't a 10 year sentence of a bad credit rating. Most credit repair agencies are a waste of money, and believe it or not, "credit repair" companies have the most consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission, than any other business, so finding a good and reputable credit repair company is difficult, but I'm acquainted with a few I would recommend.

Credit scores are dynamic and can be changed quickly by those that know many of the secrets of scoring & how to affect this, and there are many besides the "piggybacking" method to increase a credit score quickly, although this has been the most effective tactic that may soon become a dinosaur.

This policy is probably another effect of the subprime loan fiasco that is starting to domino to other walks of business life everywhere & apparently, it is now affecting credit scoring models in the future. Apparently the banks think they need a more accurate risk rating.

mogel said...

Goldman Sachs Alpha hedge fund takes a huge dive:

http://www.marketwatch.com/
news/story/goldman-global-
alpha-hedge-fund/story.aspx?
guid=%7B4DF5F778%2D3D4F%2D47
6C%2DA228%2DE804DA0811BB%7D&tool=1&dist=bigcharts&

Their is a August 15, 2007 deadline to bail out of the hedge fund for an investor. If it's not a bankrupt fund yet, it might very well be by August 15, 2007. It seems panic has set in. Can you say "margin call"?

mogel said...

High risk mortgages of interest only or variable rate loans become a toxic mess to many, especially in leu of falling housing values:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/
20070811/ap_on_bi_ge/toxic_
mortgages;_ylt=ApyIfDd0SYVBX
DbfYa39.Reb.HQA