Friday, July 13, 2012

Cause of Poverty... An unbalanced view of Money - NOT CARING ABOUT MONEY

At this end of the poverty spectrum are people who piously say, "I don't care about money." That is almost guaranteed to come from someone who is poor. There can be a calling to truly eschew money (see Mother Theresa) yet she had all she ever needed. IF a person doesn't care about something (like money) he will be careless with it. God seems to care about wealth and money, there is more information on money and our proper attitude towards it in the Bible then there is on prayer. Yet, the church spends a lot of time teaching, preaching and engaging in all kinds of prayer. There is even a prayer moment. Perhaps we need to see what HE says about money, it's proper place and what that all means. A Biblical Money Movement. That's probably not going to get much traction.

Telling God you are disinterested in something He seems to care so much about is prideful and foolish. While obsession with money is destructive, neglect of knowing it's nature and influence will be equally destructive.

If disinterest in money is based on Pride, Ignorance or immaturity it yields the same result: it will repel money from your life. If you tell someone "I don't care about you" will he or she stick around?? In fact will he or she even COME to you?

Money like friendship requires time and attention. It takes more time and attention to work hard to not care about money then it does to pay it the proper amount of attention to it. Poverty takes more energy than success.

The other end of the spectrum is caring too much about money. I'll have more on that MONDAY. That is more easily taught and understood. You can probably teach this unbalanced view better than I can. This is a much harder teaching.

Behaviors that Direct Causes of Poverty

Presenting Yourself to YOU and others
If you are insisting on dressing like a bum, you will be treated like a bum. Tattoos are a drag down no matter how pretty they are. Funny hairdos. Strange clothing. Smelling bad. In other words do the best you can with what you have. Clothes may not make the man, but they can bring him or her down. A sweatshirt might be OK but not if you are going to see a client. Keep your car you can. A back seat full of empty fast food containers and big gulp says slob. And if you live in that, you will act like that.

Treating every event as a crisis.
This is almost an art form for many pastors and preachers. They have learned to "never waste a crisis" as a method to make sure the offering bucket is full. That has taught their congregations to become drama kings and queens. Learn some stoicism. It's not about you. Yes, we all have issues, but learn to endure. The true test of faith is not your boisterous positive confessions but how you stand when the hard winds of adversity blow. Your best testimony comes out of your darkest test. Some bad things that happen to you are not for public information. Man up.

Life Cycles out of order
Working in ministry in the City of Chicago I have come across a core cause of poverty. Lives out of order. In contacting people I find that many have a hard time getting out of bed before noon and seldom asleep before 2 or three in the morning. They may not be partying. They might just be up watching TV (they would say praying). The truth is Ben Franklin's advise is still true, "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise. Before electricity, people rose when the sun came up and went to bed when it went down. Now people are awake all hours of the day or night. Lives are out of order. Showing up at 2 pm means the early birds have eaten all the worms. Make a decision to wake up at the same time (before 7am is a good start) and go to bed every day at the same time, 11PM would be a good bet. Think of the Convenience store. 7-11. There's a reason. My wife has a saying, "Nothing GOOD happens after Midnight". I know this is true for me. All the bad behavior I ever have been trapped in was after hours.

Allowing every form of garbage into your soul and spirit
I am stunned by Christians and even pastors who go to every hellish movie on the big screen, watch any kind of TV (I actually had one say to me, "You can learn a lot from those housewives shows" SMH). I won't even mention porn. Never mind that the best selling porn book is 50 shades of something (for women). Do you think it's even possible ONE christian lady bought this book? I do. AND VIDEO games. It's amazing that Christians play for hours with these video games with demonic themes. They somehow think that they can get away with it by offsetting it with some church going. A little poison in the water is what it is. I won't even mention Sports and some of the excesses in that area. I wonder what the GNP of the christian community would be if we had back all the hours invested in sports voyeurism and reinvested it in enterprise. Then there is music that comes from hell. Enough said about that. I had a christian pastor say to me when he was justifying spending a hundred fifty dollars a month in cable and pay TV for entertainment and he couldn't pay his rent. HE said to me, I gotta have my entertainment. He is still poor. Marriage ended. Now in his late 50s. His behavior was his downfall.

Sloppy Stewardship
I have given away cars, furniture, computers, clothes and a dozen other things. I have bought new many things. It's amazing that the very people who are in the deepest poverty cannot take the time to take care of the little bit they have. They are poor stewards of their possessions. So clothes break down. Cars don't run. Houses leak. They will always claim that they don't have the money to take care of them. I know a man in perpetual property who has some equipment I supplied him with. There are tires on this equipment. Tires that need attention from time to time. I gave him an air compressor. A good one. Told him that these tires needed to be kept up for the equipment to work well. When I checked back to see how he was doing the equipment was broken down. He didn't check the tires. Too busy he said. IF I as a man see this, how much more does our Father see how we treat his blessings. Do you think I will do more for this man?

Some of this is good...some is MLM

HELP, I'm stuck and I can't get out

I have so many friends I know who are stuck in poverty. They are just making it or not making it at all. Many come to me for ministry and advice and I really hate to tell them what really is going on. So, I am using this forum to help them understand what the causes of poverty really are. If you want to get out from under the will want to go back and review the first two. There will be several yet to come. God never wanted you to be poor, in lack or needful. You were destined to be the head and not the tail, a lender and not a borrower, one who pays wages to others not looking to others for a paycheck. The answer is not a job, a scheme, a system a secret. The answer is to get your heart right.

A cause of Poverty - Resenting the Rich

It is easy to resent those who are more successful, wealthier or happier than you are. BUT... the best way out of poverty is for there to be many many more rich people. God wants YOU to be one of them. Not so you can have a bigger TV or faster car, but because Rich People create jobs in our economy. Who has the capital to start a new business? Who other than rich people can hire others? When the rich are overtaxed, over-regulated, suffer from inflation or find that there are costs of living and operating that pinch the, they hire fewer people. They can't buy new cars, can't build new houses, landscape their yard or hire inside help. When the rich become poorer, we all do.

When we resent the rich it creates a mindset that REPELS money. It creates a spirit of greed, resentment, jealousy, mistrust and entitlement. None of that spirit has the capacity to attract wealth or connect you with wealthy people. The fact is very wealthy people want to mentor someone. They want to pass on what they know. They need someone to carry on their legacy. Do you think they will waste time on someone who resents them. When I was a young man, I studied wealthy people. Real people. Got to know some of them personally. They were surprised and honored that I sought them out without an agenda. Many I stay in contact with still.

The best gift you can give your children is to teach them to emulate the very wealthy. I have known a few scoundrels, but many fewer than you would think. A few of my wealthy friends are Facebook Friends. They know who they are. I won't embarrass them. I will say, they are noble giving caring people who have a desire to make the world a better place. They do it by building business. That is the stewardship they were assigned. Admire them, don't resent them. It will attract them to you and you to them.

Another Reason for Poverty Taking instead of Giving

Nobody owes you anything just because you breath and exist. No one else can make you rich. Believing you are entitled to anything will get you nowhere in the meritocracy of the real world. Instead of living life with an expectation to receive from others, discover the joy of giving without the expectation of any return. The rewards you receive will be much more valuable than anything you gave away. Your income leading out of poverty is not determined by what you THINK you deserve, but by the value you bring to others. Every person has an innate value as a human being. The difference is some people deliver more economic value to the marketplace. Focus on the needs of others. How can you help them earn more money, make their life easier, healthier. What problems are they facing that you can help them find the solution to. If you can just help enough other people get what they want, you will get all you need and more. Stop being a taker and begin a life of giving. Try giving yourself away...and watch what happens.

Pastor Danisms

Today I am going to find a ladder to walk under, break a mirror ( I keep one for these occasions), step on a crack in the sidewalk, spill salt, find a black cat to walk in front of me and enjoy the most blessed day of my year. Friday the 13th. The DEVIL HATES that we laugh at his lies. I demand double blessings on the days he tries to sell as evil. THIS is the DAY that the LORD has made. Let US rejoice and be GLAD in it.

Love Being Poor

I posted earlier that the reason people stay in their sin is because they in fact LOVE their sin. They enjoy it. They don't want to be without it. So...they sin. I am coming to the conclusion that the same is true of poverty. They complain about it but they enjoy being safe and pitied. There's no challenge in being poor. You just stumble from crisis to crisis in your life and keep hoping to win the lottery. We sin or are in poverty for the same reasons. We choose it. I don't want to anger you, but God has tasked me with shining the light of truth on the spirit of poverty. If you heed it, perhaps you can break free. IF not you will remain in the hole you dug with your mouth. No one put your there, you chose it.

Cause of Poverty - Believing that a Job will make you Rich

Having a job is good. Someone has to be an employee. We can't all be bosses. If you are happy with your job, get up, take a shower and go. Thank God for your employer and bless him or her for being there for you. Just be aware of this, it's not a pathway to riches. It isn't slavery, it's just you have decided to serve others in a job. Don't complain about it. It's just not going to make you rich.

When you work for someone in a job you are at their mercy, at their beck and call. A business owner knows he must stay on the cutting edge to survive. He will be called on to make changes when the market demands. The owner of a business works extra hard because his livelihood is on the line. Sometimes that may mean you become superfluous and you are fired. That's the way it works.

If you are working for a company or a large corporation it becomes easy to begin to depend on them for a steady paycheck and your retirement plan. You have turned over your future prosperity to another's whims. Once you take this step you come closer to poverty. Golden shackles with golden handcuffs. Bondslavery.

Wealth can only come from how you invest your spare time. Escaping from poverty or a bad job situation will come as you use your free time wisely. Many more people should own their own business rather than work for someone else. Find ways to use the time you have for productive ends. It is the pathway OUT of poverty. Playing video games, watching housewives on TV, hanging out at the club or the bar, devoting yourself to sports are NOT on the list of things that will bring you out.

IF you keep busy enough doing this, you will have less time to talk yourself out of being prosperous. Besides, the only gift you get every day when you open your eyes is time. Use it well.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

13 Politically Incorrect Gun Rules

 Gun lovers. Herewith are thirteen things to remember when carrying your weapon. BTW- this list is not original. I’ve Google up the bullet points but alas …I got nada in regards to who penned it. If and when someone schools me on who the author is you can rest assure that I’ll give him or her proper praise. Enjoy.
  1. Guns have only two enemies rust and politicians.
  2. It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
  3. Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.
  4. Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.
  5. Never say, “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.
  6. The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.
 Read the whole thing
13 Politically Incorrect Gun Rules

Ten Principles for Senior Leadership Succession

Unfortunately, leadership succession is usually one of the sloppiest things that ever happens in a local church! Most of the time there is no real plan. If there is a plan, usually it is not well thought out and a person is prematurely installed as a senior leader and falls on their face.
The following are principles to follow regarding transitioning people properly into senior leadership positions:

Ten Principles for Senior Leadership Succession

Number TWO Blatantly Ignored Reason for Poverty:

Complaining about being poor

The axillary of that is confessing your poverty, calling it in, reinforcing the effect of it on you. We understand negative and positive confession. This is that. IF we constantly complain about our poverty, we will be poor.

WHY? Complaints come from an ungrateful heart that INSULTS the Provision of God. DO not criticize the source of your wealth. Deut 8

Opportunity comes to the grateful, those with Joy no matter their circumstance, to the one who GIVES energy to others rather than takes it by complaining. Sowing and reaping.

Prosperous people are grateful people. They bring energy, enthusiasm and ideas even when they have zero money. They bring out the best in others and a rising tide lifts all ships. I have made millionaires out of others and it lifted me. Successful people learn that true joy comes from within, not from your circumstance.

Change what you are prophesying about yourself and you will change your future.

Economist Schiff: Upcoming Crash Will Pale 2008

 Don't want to scare anyone, but there are some dark clouds out there. Some think it will be THIS bad:

A noted economist agrees with Schiff that a much worse stock market crash is coming. And unlike Schiff, he has given very specific details about just how bad it will get:

The data is clear, 50% unemployment, a 90% stock market drop, and 100% annual inflation . . . starting in 2012. 

Have a Nice day (insert smiley face here)


Reported in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle Recently:
Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is so priceless. And so easy to see happening customer service, being what it is today!

A lady died this last September, and MBNA bank billed her in October and November for their annual service charges on her credit card, and then in December added late fees and interest on the monthly charge.

The balance that had been £10.00, now is somewhere around - £60.00.

A family member rang MBNA:

Family Member: 'I am calling to tell you that my grandmother died in September.'

MBNA: 'But the account was never closed and so the late fees and charges still apply.'

Family Member: 'Maybe, you should turn it over to your collections section.'

MBNA: ‘Since it is two months over due, it already has been.'

Family Member: ‘So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'

MBNA: 'Either report her account to the Frauds Department or report her to The Credit bureau, maybe both!'

Family Member: 'Do you think God will be upset with her?'

MBNA: 'Excuse me?'

Family Member: 'Did you just get what I was telling you . . The part about her being dead?'

MBNA: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'

Supervisor gets on the phone:

Family Member: 'I'm phoning to tell you, she died in September.'

MBNA: 'But the account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.'

Family Member: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'

MBNA: (Stammer) 'Are you her solicitor?'

Family Member: 'No, I'm her grandson'

MBNA: 'Could you fax us a death certificate?'

Family Member: 'no problem.'

( fax number is given )

After they get the fax:

MBNA: 'Our system just isn't set up for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'

Family Member: 'Well, if you sort it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. I don't think she will care.'

MBNA: 'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.'

Family Member: ‘Would you like her new billing address?'

MBNA: 'That would help.'

Family Member: ' Plot 1049.' Heaton Cemetery, Heaton Road , Newcastle upon Tyne

MBNA: 'But, that's a cemetery!'

Family Member: 'Well, what do you do with dead people on your planet?'

The MBNA were not available for comment when a reporter from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle rang them.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How to have a congregation that prospers - overcoming the number ONE reason people are in Poverty

People are and remain poor because of ignorance about money and finances. They treat economics and the financial world as a language they can't learn. They pay no attention to the marketplace, political influence on economic policy, money supply, interest rates, trends and reversals. There is a vocabulary that will bring you higher or keep you down if you don't have it. I am astounded by the profound lack of understanding by many church leaders in the area of finance. You cannot impart what you do not possess. IF you would have a congregation of increasingly prosperous people, you must speak the language of prosperity.

How the mighty have fallen. Six years ago, Lugar was returned to the Senate with 80 percent of the vote. The Democrats didn't even bother to run a candidate against him. Now the Democrats are looking past him entirely.
I urge all of you Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist Racism Chasers to listen to the counsel of Black Panther Malik Zulu Shabazz... At least he understands the TRUTH about the DEMON-crat party....
I agree with this woman's evaluation of what really matters in raising children.
In Illinois, nearly every constitutional office is filled with a democrat. Madiganistan. We are down the toilet. In Indiana, every constitutional office is filled by a Republican. Here's the result.

Last week in Indiana, the Daniels administration announced that the state's budget reserves had topped $2 billion, enough to trigger $100 rebates for individual tax filers and $200 for couples who file jointly. In total, the state will give back about $300 million to taxpayers, and although the individual sums are by no means large, the refunds are enough to provide hard-pressed families with a bit more cushion for a week or two.

In Illinois, meanwhile, the fiscal picture is far less cheery.

Last year, Illinois lawmakers scrambled to close a budget shortfall estimated at $11 billion. Despite substantial tax increases and deep cuts in services, the state ended the 2012 fiscal year, which closed June 30, with a shortfall of more than $8 billion. In fact, Illinois' auditor general recently released a report describing the state's deficit as the nation's worst based on the percentage of revenue.

Yet people still vote for Democrats in Illinois. Why? SMH
Photo: Sounds about right! What do you think, wine lovers?!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Seth's Blog: The false choice of mediocrity

Too often, we're presented with choices that don't please us. We can pick one lousy alternative or the other. And too often, we pick one.

I was struck by Apple's choice to put a glass screen on the original iPhone. Just six weeks before it was announced, Steve Jobs decided he wanted a scratchproof glass screen. The thing is, this wasn't an option. It wasn't possible, reliable, feasible or appropriately priced. It couldn't be done with certainty, and almost any other organization would have taken it off the list of appropriate choices.
It was unreasonable.

And that's the key. Remarkable work is always not on the list, because if it was, it would be commonplace, not remarkable.

Seth's Blog: The false choice of mediocrity

2.3 melons per plant

One of these things is not like the other...IF I were Malcom or Martin I would sue

Mysterious Deaths Surround Obama: The Obama Death Pool

 This is really something.  I don't know what to think about it.  It does bother me that so many of these deaths are strange in timing.  It is a little disturbing...

Stunning Videos: Mysterious Deaths Surround Obama: The Obama Death Pool | Before It's News

Monday, July 09, 2012


POVERTY is the RESULT of BAD Generosity and Misplaced Compassion

Economic oppression most often comes disguised as a hand out.

Every time you weaken a member of a family, you weaken the family.

Every time you weaken a citizen of a nation, you weaken the nation.

Every time you give someone something that robs from them the opportunity to discover what they are made of, you have taken something irreplaceable from them.

The best contribution you can make to solving world poverty is to not be poor yourself. The stronger and richer you are the more capable you are of helping others by building a business and giving someone a job.

If you really want to help someone, you have to help them be responsible for themselves. Compassion and generosity are not the same thing.

I was reprimanded thus 30 years ago by a Prophet of God from Florida. He didn't know me, but he instructed me in this. I was stupid with my money, giving lots of it to people who didn't know how to handle it. I even did it to my own family and have two members in my extended family who are now poor because of my so called generosity. It was all a power trip on my part. I offer this in the hopes that you might not make the mistakes I did.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz - She is ’Pretty Happy’ With the State of the Private Sector

 If this dummy represents leadership in the Democrat party I should be happy, but who voted these dopes in?  There's your real dummies.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tells Fox News‘ John Roberts That She is ’Pretty Happy’ With the State of the Private Sector | Video |

What Went on in Church Today?

Growing up if one of us stayed home from church, this question was often asked. The answer usually revolved around the preacher's message. How sad it really was.

I reflected on that today. How far we have fallen in what we believe SHOULD go on in Church. Most of western church is made up of a few songs, announcements, offering, a sermon and a sacramental exercise or two. Prayer is prayed from a prepared script and a well rehearsed prayer Jesus taught. If God saw you write it out, does it impress Him more if you read it too?

What went on in Church today? If it fits the western church pattern, NOTHING would be the correct answer. And we wonder why we are drying up and dying. Why we are losing the battle for men's souls in the western world. This is not the case in the third world.

If we examine scripture carefully we can see clearly what SHOULD be going on in church. It looks very little like the expression we see executed in 75 minutes in 90% of western (mostly white) churches.

Let's go over a check list and see if what you experienced today measures up at any level with the Biblical Standard?

1. Did people bring hymns, songs and spiritual songs to the service that were shared openly or were you cheer-led by a "worship" leader performance set? "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord," Ephesians 5:19

2. Was the song of the Lord released? Psalm 40:3 Did the congregation enter in? Did every person pour out their heart in worship independently and in unison? That is the Biblical Order

3. Were demons cast out? Was it even noticed that they were there. Mark 16:17

4. Was the word of Prophecy brought forth? More important were at least 2 or 3? That's the Biblical standard. 1 Corinthians 14:29

5. Would sinners and seekers have been confronted by the Prophetic and say in amazement, "Surely God is among you" 1 Corinthians 14:24-25

6. Did the presence of God become so tangible sometime during the service that you wondered if there had been an earthquake. Acts 4:31

7. Was there supernatural revelation during the service that caused serious reflection, repentance and re-commitment? 1 Corinthians 14:26

8. Was there active ministry to the body in the service? ... Healing by the laying on of hands, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge, bold encouragement for greater faith, believing for supernatural miracles, a message in tongues with interpretation or prophecy, a spirit discerned and dealt with. 1 Corinthians 12In fact was there ANY ministry of any kind of all or were those with needs sacrificed on the altar of preaching and teaching.

9. Was the Kingdom of God enhanced, built up, imparted or did people leave pretty much as they came in. Instructed but not better warriors.
"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sicknesses and all kinds of diseases among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them." (Matthew 4:23,24).

10. Were the good works of the church emphasized over the fidelity of believers in unity and love? 1 Corinthians 13

11. During the preaching of the word, was it possible for someone with a greater revelation to come forward and take the platform? Does the Senior Leader have that much trust in God to allow HIS gifts to flow freely or is total control by the senior leader the order of the day? Add 3 points if it actually happened. 1 Corinthians 14:30

12. Are testimonies encouraged, given, freely, spontaneously by anyone? How long since spontaneous testimonies were encouraged. Not some rehearsed safe parroting of an approved testimony. Revelation 12:14

13. IF a man from Mars came to the church service you attended or conducted today, would he find it any different from a political rally, a Kiwanis club meeting or a pep rally for your local sports team. OR would he have to admit...there is something different here. Acts 2:15-17

14. If there was a formal sermon, deduct 3 points. There is no Biblical evidence that a formal sermon was regular part of first century church meetings. In fact, the whole idea of one man or woman in a pre-eminent position is out of order as it is subject to fleshly ambition. 3 John 1:9-10 This is the nature of most western Churches today.

15. Was there any evidence that the Power of God was being poured out, imparted, released or encountered during the meeting time? Jesus told the Pharisees in Matthew 22:29 and in Mark 12:24,
"Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?"
"faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God" (1 Corinthians 2:5)
Paul said, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18)
They are DENIERS of the Power of God and live like it: 1 Timothy 3:2-5. It is the state of the western Church.

I am not by this condemning church by any means. I love the church. It is just so badly messed up and off track that as a prophet I must speak out against it's decline to help reverse the curse that has become the western Sunday Church fiasco.

IF we are going to release the Kingdom, it's going to have to be other than what we are doing now. We are losing the battle Jesus told us to fight Matthew 28:18-20 and I have it on good authority, HE ISN'T PLEASED. See Revelation 2 and 3. We can do better, we can do as we were Commanded. This isn't just my opinion.

Now that you know the truth, what are you going to do with it? Or will you stay in that safe rut hoping .... IF the latter, you are one of those Jesus came to set free: Acts 10:38

Be Released from that DEMON OF RELIGION!!