7/11/2013 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…
The summer is in full swing here in the Northwest. We have recently sent the manuscript for our mini treatise off to perhaps the only publisher that aligns ideologically with its many and varied themes; Laissez Faire Books.
As we await a response, we are directing our creative energies into the construction of a playground/deck/Gaudi-esque structure upon some otherwise idle ground near the back of the property. As someone who stares at screens for a living, wielding a circular saw and power screwdriver is nothing short of exhilarating.
There is something about creating something from nothing that brings with it a contentment only those who have done it can explain. It is to work outside the confines of time and space while at the same time yielding to their limitations. In the best of moments, it brings us closer to the divine.
In addition to our power tool therapy, we have been seeking funding for a number of projects that have come across our radar. While our efforts to this point have been categorically unsuccessful, we have a feeling that is about to change. We have had the feeling that things are about to break loose for some time now.
Yesterday, this feeling was confirmed in the most unexpected of settings, a Board Finance Committee. In the middle of the meeting, as we were punting around various ideas and cost savings measures, a prophet came in and declared a new season had come upon the world, a season in which the plans of Yahweh, those that have been stayed for various reasons, would now come to pass. That the righteous would have resources thrust into their hands. This season began in early July.
With that, all discussion ceased and we simply came into agreement in prayer over the matter as a Committee, and the meeting was adjourned. It was the most unique committee meeting we have ever attended.
It must be said that there is great relief in prayer. While simply praying is no guarantee that funds will appear or that plans will come to pass, it is a guarantee that the matter is firmly in Yahweh’s hands, leaving the outcome, whatever it may be, a victory for the Kingdom of Heaven.
In other words, prayer brings peace, and in this case the confirmation of a notion that The Lord has laid upon us for the past six months. A new season in the spiritual realm has arrived.
It is crucial that we open our eyes, or we shall remain blind. This was made clear to us in a vision we had yesterday (yes, visions are returning as well!) in which we saw a field and a man standing at the end of it. The man was looking through a field of vision that allowed him to see a mere 1% of the immense richness of the land in front of him.
This represented the blindness inherent in seeking answers in numbers, which provides one a viewpoint that is 1% reality and 99% fiction. If we can learn to see past the 1% and step forward into the field before us, the 99%, the abundance of Yahweh’s supply for us, appears as if out of nowhere…yet it has been there all along.
Such is the blindness of those who decide based on numbers alone, for the numbers are at best, a trailing indication of words, decisions, and actions long past. At worst, they are a stumbling block and a snare. For renewal an growth to take place, there must be a complete separation from the current concept of money and the reality of the natural world. This separation is just now beginning to take place.
Finally, we are also making preparations for our long delayed annual journey to Bolivia, where we hope to advance a project that has long been on our hearts:
The Night John the Baptist Died
Stay tuned and Trust Jesus!
Key Indicators for July 11, 2013
Copper Price per Lb: $3.16
Oil Price per Barrel: $104.63
Corn Price per Bushel: $7.16
10 Yr US Treasury Bond: 2.57%
Mt Gox Bitcoin price in US: $86.90
FED Target Rate: 0.09% ON AUTOPILOT, THE FED IS DEAD!
Gold Price Per Ounce: $1,286
MINT Perceived Target Rate*: 0.25%
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
Inflation Rate (CPI): 0.1%
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 15,461
M1 Monetary Base: $2,623,800,000,000
M2 Monetary Base: $10,629,300,000,000