Monday, June 01, 2009

Magnify II (3-29-09)

Prayer, what is it? To most people it is petitions for the desires of our heart. This is not prayer! This is the genie in the sky to which we make our wishes.

Prayer is a great privilege. Most of us measure prayer at what it cost us. How we must sacrifice time and emotions to petition. Rarely do we ever contemplate what it costs God to give us this privilege. Without understanding the cost it will be impossible for one to understand its purpose. How foolish to think Christ agonized in His spirit just to give you a spiritual credit card you could use to transact all your carnal and selfish desires. This is the style of the devil not God. What did Christ agonize over? Was it just the physical pain of the cross? I think not. If that is your belief it is a product of smallville. I do not want to diminish His physical agony but just to think of God’s motives at the limits of your comprehension of pain is vision that needs magnification. Prayer is easy to the childlike saint. The person who tries to explain why God answers prayer on the ground of reason is already chasing vanity. God answers prayer on the ground of redemption and no other ground. This redemption is our gift but that does not mean what is free to us had no cost. Equally silly is to think it can’t truly be free so I must add something to it. These are those who think if I am earnest and sacrificial God must take heed to my prayers and answer.

Let us go to Gethsemane (Mt. 26:36-46) and see if this historical text magnifies our vision. Here we see our Lord in prayer and disciples commanded to “sit and wait.” Many love to think of the Christ of redemption as “Savior” or “advocate” but they miss what is made obvious here; He is Lord and Master. Are you the master of your prayer life?

If we accept Christ as Master a certain strange set of conditions must come with it. “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” Already my will is subjected. My desire to do something, to help God or help myself is outside this command. Redemption is at the foremost thought of God’s heart. It is what He is praying for and at the heart of His commands. Notice here that not all the disciples were present. Only three were invited into this private moment of our Lord’s redemption work. This was a privilege. What was the purpose of these three appointed to “Stay here and watch with me.” First I will say that these three represent the three temptations our Lord faced. Peter for the sensible, material temptation for help. James for the ritualistic super spiritual temptation. And John for the temptation of compromise. It is fitting that these three be witness to the agony of doing it God’s way. Each represented the shortcut which is the human temptation to run from pain and confrontation. At the beginning of His ministry Christ set His heart as an over comer of the shortcuts and now He brought His disciples to that place. Yet for their own sorrows they slept. He, Christ, is agonizing over reversing the fall of Adam, dealing with death, sin, and redemption and for their own sorrow they slept. Do you understand the truth in this text? Are you asleep toward the will of Christ? Do you even have a clue of what Christ is agonizing over in your situation? Wake up: lest you fall into temptation! There is no room for smallville in the work of the Lord. You have been invited into Dorean. Why? Just so you can agonize over $1,000 or your house? Surely Christ as Master also controls the circumstance of your life. Like He invited these three He’s invited you into this mess. Are you watching and waiting or falling into temptation?

27 comments:

judge allslop said...

God help us all!!!
The watching has been far more agonizing than the waiting.Isn't it comforting to know that time tested experience honed in the running of major enterprise is the qualified hand that now molds the USA’s business future as a nation.
Any guess at his fraternity
association at Yale? "As goes Motors, so goes the USA."

The 31-Year-Old in Charge of Dismantling G.M.
By DAVID E. SANGER
Published: May 31, 2009
WASHINGTON — It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism.But that, in short, is the job description for Brian Deese, a not-quite graduate of Yale Law School who had never set foot in an automotive assembly plant until he took on his nearly unseen role in remaking the American automotive industry.

Troubled Bank Loans Hit a Record High
May 30, 2009
By FLOYD NORRIS
OVERALL loan quality at American banks is the worst in at least a quarter century, and the quality of loans is deteriorating at the fastest pace ever, according to statistics released this week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Bond markets defy Fed as Treasury yields spike
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Last Updated: 5:51AM BST 29 May 2009
The US Federal Reserve may soon be forced to launch fresh blitz of quantitative easing whatever the consequences for the US dollar, or risk seeing economic recovery snuffed out by the latest surge in long-term borrowing costs.

Plausible denial when it all goes wrong.

Fed: We Were Never Trying To Set Credit Market Rates
Joe Weisenthal - May. 29, 2009, 7:40 AM
The Fed has finally responded to the soaring mortgage rates, and the apparent failure of quantitative easing.Their spin — courtesy of CNBC’s Steve Liesman (natch) — is that the Fed was never trying to force down mortgage rates or "set" rates. Rather, by stepping in and purchasing bonds, the Fed is merely trying to "support" the credit markets.

This week Secretary Geithner will most politely get an ear full of the truth. You cannot guarantee dollars (US Treasuries) with dollars.

U.S. Treasury Secretary to visit China (05/26/09)BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit China from May 31 to June 2, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a regular press briefing Tuesday.

Your tax dollars at work. What are these people thinking? Who cares? At least the theft is transparent.

Bank Of America’s New Green Hotel
Posted May 28th 2009 8:02PM by Deidre Woollard
Guests visiting Bank of America’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina will soon have a more luxurious place to stay. As USA Today’s Hotel CheckIn reports, the nation’s largest bank is opening up a new Ritz-Carlton hotel across the street from its corporate headquarters.

judge allslop said...

OUCH.
American capitalism gone with a whimper
Stanislav Mishin
From PRAVDA.ru June 1, 2009
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

judge allslop said...

What the f#%k you guys laughing at. Suckers.

Geithner gets laughed at by Chinese students when saying $ assets are safe
June 1, 2009
Tom Bawden

Geithner tells China its dollar assets are safe.
Mr Geithner, in China on his first visit as US Treasury Secretary, reiterated that US would cut its huge fiscal deficits Timothy Geithner moved today to reassure the Chinese Government that its huge holdings of dollar assets were safe as he reaffirmed his faith in a strong US currency.
Mr Geithner, in China on his first visit as US Treasury Secretary, sought to allay concerns that Washington’s growing budget deficit would fan inflation which, in turn, would undermine the dollar and US bonds. "Chinese assets are very safe,” Mr Geithner said, answering a question after his opening address at Peking University this morning.His answer was greeted with laughter by the students, who question the wisdom of China spending huge amounts of money on US bonds instead of improving domestic living standards.China is the biggest foreign owner of US Treasury bonds, holding $768 billion (£468 billion) at the end of March.

judge allslop said...

Dorean principles out soon.

Schwarzenegger says day of reckoning is here
Sacramento Business Journal - by Kathy Robertson Staff writer

The state wallet is empty. The bank closed. Credit has dried up, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told lawmakers in a special Tuesday morning address at the Capitol.
“California’s day of reckoning is here,” he said. With no action, the state will run out of cash in 14 days. Three months after the state budget was approved, California faces a $24 billion deficit. Schwarzenegger has already proposed massive cuts to education, health care and PRISONS. Now he’s looking for structural reform to make government more efficient and stretch taxpayer dollars.

GYHOOYA said...

Whats up! As the banks never lose. Only everyone else will pay for there underhandedness.

memo12 said...

SEC charges
Ex CEO of Countrywide with fraud, insider trading.see yahoo news.

judge allslop said...

Speaks for itself.

No country has ever abolished poverty by printing paper
by Egon von Greyerz
June 4, 2009

We have consistently warned investors that the USA and many other countries including the UK will have a hyperinflationary depression in coming years. In this Newsletter we discuss why hyperinflation will happen. We also look at why government debt will grow exponentially in the next few years and discuss who is going to repay the additional $30-50 trillion that the world is likely to print since this crisis started?
It should be Quatloose.

judge allslop said...

Bullshit.Syndicate dollar squeeze in play.

WASHINGTON - With companies in no mood to hire, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. But the pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September.
The much smaller-than-expected reduction in payroll jobs, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, adds to evidence that the recession is loosening its hold on the country. It marked the fourth straight month that the pace of layoffs slowed.

www.shadowstats.com
- May Jobs Loss Was About 538,000 Net of Biases versus 345,000 Official Decline
- Birth-Death Model Upside Bias Increased by 27%
- Annual Payroll Decline Deepened to 4.0% / SGS-Alternate Unemployment at 20.5%

judge allslop said...

I expect the Quatloose crowd to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Good bye sweet land of thee.

IMF Says New Reserve Currency to Replace Dollar Is Possible
By Alexander Nicholson

June 6 (Bloomberg) — The International Monetary Fund said it’s possible to take the “revolutionary” step of creating a new global reserve currency to replace the dollar over time.

It's more than possiable,consider it DONE. Why do you think Geithner went to China? The new world is taking shape.

By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai
Published: 5:38AM BST 08 Jun 2009

Guo Shuqing, the chairman of state-controlled China Construction Bank (CCB), also said he is exploring the possibility of issuing loans to trading companies in yuan, allowing Chinese and foreign companies to settle their bills in yuan rather than in dollars.Mr Guo said the issuing of yuan bonds in Hong Kong and Shanghai would help to develop the debt markets in China and promote the yuan as a major international currency.

habakkuk said...

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Scriptures that come to mind:

DEUTERONOMY 8:18 And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

GENESIS 26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;

2 CHRONICLES 20:20 ...Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

Dont miss out folks.

taycamstu said...

habakkuk-repent of such silliness-it gets in the way of the truth-

habakkuk said...

Ok tay...will do (huh?)

taycamstu said...

hab-congratulations on the repentance!

habakkuk said...

[angels singing] Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

judge allslop said...

This is not your cookie cutter type of counterfeit operation, if they are, in fact, fakes.
Governments in times of war counterfeit the opponents currency and government bearer bonds to balloon the money supply, inflicting injury by inflation. These instruments, even not in official figures, act the same as a massive increase in the money supply. $134 billion is not massive by today’s standards but how do you know this is the only suitcase? Nobody is that stupid with funds of this size, even if counterfeit. You can be sure there is more where this came from. The probability then is that the $134 billion is not all of it and might just be the tip of the iceberg.The above is common knowledge amongst intelligence services.These are bearer bonds so you only need to have a few purchased in the market to successfully kill the serial number by counterfeiting your own serial numbers.You use these counterfeit instruments to make loans in modest amounts at various less-than-ethical international operations, preferably those that specialize in illicit funds. Lay a hundred million on the banker and get all the loans you want.If the government bearer bonds are real then some big guy is making a run for it. This is top dog money, and would indicate a serious and well informed reasoning on the part of the entity running for the hills. People with this type of money are not usually stupid. That amount of real bearer bonds is a reach for drug funds. It would be governmental. Yeah, mysterious, only to the naive world

The Mysterious Case of the Seized Bearer Bonds, Worth $134 Billion
Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 03:50:09 PM PDT

The US media has been generally silent about $134 billion in bearer bonds seized by Italian police at the Swiss border. On June 8, AsiaNews reported:
Italy’s financial police (Guardia italiana di Finanza) has seized US bonds worth US 134.5 billion from two Japanese nationals at Chiasso (40 km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland. They include 249 US Federal Reserve bonds worth US$ 500 million each, plus ten Kennedy bonds and other US government securities worth a billion dollar each.Italian authorities have not yet determined whether they are real or fake, but if they are real the attempt to take them into Switzerland would be the largest financial smuggling operation in history; if they are fake, the matter would be even more mind-boggling because the quality of the counterfeit work is such that the fake bonds are undistinguishable from the real ones.Karl Denninger has been following the story, and it appears to be true that this vast sum was, in fact, seized.It is a mystery why the story is receiving coverage in Europe and Asia, but not in the US. Rumors have been swirling about possible involvement of the Japanese, Chinese, and/or Korean governments, with the last being more likely if the bonds are counterfeit. Whether real or fake, the apparent fact of the smuggling raises all kinds of questions, with no easy answers. Mr Denninger applies his considerable intelligence to the matter, in Sherlock Holmes fashion:

Ken said...

Any news concerning the Dorean Group?

Mortgage free said...

Is this thing dead?

Yetter said...

"Is this THING dead". Far from it.
"Are you watching and waiting or falling into temptation?"

judge allslop said...

"US officials wanted to attend Yekaterinburg as observers. They were told no. It is a word that Americans will hear much more in the future."

Washington is unable to call all the shots
Financial Times
By Michael Hudson
Published: June 15 2009 03:00 | Last updated: June 15 2009 03:00

Challenging the American empire will be the focus of meetings in Yekaterinburg, Russia, today and tomorrow for Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other leaders of the six-nation Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. The alliance comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajiki-stan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, with observer status for Iran, India, Pakistan and Mongolia.
The attendees (who will be joined on Tuesday by Brazil for trade discussions) have assured American diplomats that dismantling the US financial and military hegemony is not their aim. They simply want to discuss mutual aid - but in a way that has no role for the US or for the dollar as a vehicle for trade among these countries. The meeting is an opportunity for China, Russia and India to "build an increasingly multipolar world order", as Mr Medvedev put it in a St Petersburg speech this month. What he meant was this: we have reached our limit in subsidising the US military encirclement of Eurasia while also allowing the US to appropriate our exports, companies and real estate in exchange for paper money of questionable worth.

Mortgage free said...

Yetter you must know something?

~~The Swami~~~ said...

Three cheers for Safe-Mail.net!

hip hip hooray

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hip hip...........

what ????????

it's gone !!!!!!!!!!!

nevermind.

~~The Swami~~~ said...

Three cheers for all the Dorean updates !!!!

hip hip hooray

hip hip hooray

hip hip...........

what ????????

no update in six months !!!!!!

nevermind.

~~The Swami~~~ said...

Mortgage free said...
Yetter you must know something?



Mortgage free, here is what yetter knows about the current status of Dorean.

1.

2. See # 1

3. Copy and paste # 1 and # 2 to position #3.

4. You can transpose # 1, # 2, or # 3 if you have dyslexia because it won't really matter the order they are put in.

5. You can use boolean algebra to get your answer. Since 1 + 1 =1, choosing any 2 will equal the results of 1.

~~The Swami~~~ said...

How are those tradable instruments working out in Europe yetter? I remember you said the Dorean bonds would be traded in Europe, but wait a minute...........we're getting a call from the dugout.........IT DIDN'T!!!!

~~The Swami~~~ said...

Is SOP alive? That guy has to be hurt or in a hospital. Where will I get all my crop circle updates without SOP on this blog?

Yetter said...

Well, there you go. Swami has all the answers, we don't need Dorean.

~~The Swami~~~ said...

Yetter said...
Well, there you go. Swami has all the answers, we don't need Dorean.





Well.....that's the most accurate statement I've seen here in months.