Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year 2007!

Anyone who knows the beginning, knows also the end.

When magic is treated as real, darkness has no power over it.

In business, acquisitions can be a mean to get access to new products and technologies. Growing through acquisitions is an important complement to organic growth. This is of course a good way to get market presence more quickly where the market share else is small.

With us humans as a whole it is quite similar, or to quote Stephen Hawking: " The long term survival of the human race is at risk as long as it is confined to a single planet".

But we believers wait eagerly for "New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven", see Revelation 21:2. This heavenly Space Cube - with its 22 directions - is the destiny of the human race, see Revelation 21:16.

Nothing is impossible if you have patience. Therefore it is written concerning the good seed: "But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience", see Luke 8:15. Furthermore it is stated: "in your patience possess ye your souls", see Luke 21:19.

This is the reason why our Lord is called "the God of patience", see Romans 15:5, that after having done the will of God, we might receive the promise, see Hebrews 10:36.

"Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing", see James 1:4. In keeping the word of Christ's patience, we automatically are kept from the hour of temptation, see Revelation 3:10. Therefore we should add patience to temperance; and to patience godliness, see 2 Peter 1:6.

Since God keeps track on anything we do or say, see Matthew 12:36, we gladly confess: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men", see Luke 2:14.

Jesus spoke about the importance of repentance and patience in the parable of the fig tree, found in Luke 13:6 - 9.

"He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down", see Luke 13:6 - 9.

The fig tree in this parable allegorically represents your life or your business. The vinedresser says, "And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down".

It was not unusual to grow fig trees in vineyards. They were, however, trees that absorbed large amounts of nutrients from the soil, depriving the surrounding plants of nutrition and water. So, if the tree was not productive, it was only wise to remove it. It was doing more than just taking up space. It was actually harming the rest of the vineyard.

Our Lord is not an impatient person, who wants to see quick results, see 2 Peter 3:9. He is in fact very good at listening, see Matthew 7:7 and John 15:16, and this is an important factor in motivating people and us believers. Therefore we should be patient and believe the gospel, see Mark 1:15.

God Bless, in the name of Jesus, and I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2007!

"Gloria in altissimis Deo, et in terra pax in hominibus bonae voluntatis", Luke 2:14.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas, And What A Superb Space Shuttle Landing!

Jesus is the greatest, because He is God, see Romans 9:5, 1 Timothy 3:16, and 1 John 5:20.

Besides His name is "Hallowed", see Matthew 6:9, "for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved", see Acts 4:12. For the name of Jesus is above every name: "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow", see Philippians 2:9 - 10.

The greatest among us gives the best support. Accordingly it is written concerning our Lord: "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more", see Hebrews 8:12. See also Hebrews 10:17.

Now, Christ died for our sins, see 1 Corinthians 15:3. "For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified", see Hebrews 10:14, since the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin, see 1 John 1:7 and John 1:29.

Jesus exhorts us with the words that we freely have received, and therefore freely should give, see Matthew 10:8. "Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire", see Matthew 7:19.

It is just the same as with successful networking: the seed which falls on good ground will yield fruit and increase thirty, sixty and hundredfold, see Mark 4:8. But without Christ we can do nothing, see John 15:5.

Finally, Congratulations and Merry Christmas to the NASA team, and to the Space Shuttle Discovery crew, for a brilliant landing, after a very successful 13-day mission to rewire the International Space Station.

Merry Christmas, Folks!

"Ait illis: 'Quae impossibilia sunt apud homines, possibilia sunt apud Deum' ", Luke 18:27.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Secret To Networking Success

The New Testament is our roadmap, both for an abundant life on earth, see John 10:10, and also for us in the world to come, see John 3:16 and Titus 1:2.

It is therefore the gospel is called everlasting, see Revelation 14:6.

The New Testament is also a political manifesto for a healthy, democratic, and scientifically developped society, see Hebrews 8:10.

But sometimes it is forgotten that the New Testament teaches us how to be prosperous and successful in business. In the parable of the ten pounds, see Luke 19:13 - 26, we are taught to not be slothful in business, see Romans 12:11.

The parable of the ten pounds given to ten servants, is not only about how we Christians are commanded to get rich by charging interest, see Luke 19:23. The number of the servants - 10 - is also very interesting. In this parable the rich nobleman handpicked ten servants, and yet one of them proved to be a wicked servant.

Jesus choose His 12 disciples Himself, and yet one of them betrayed Him, and proved to be worthless, see John 13:18 - 21.

This shows us that there always will be setbacks for any business, but that comeback and success come with perseverance.

Jesus is the father of networking, who calls those things which be not as though they were, see Romans 4:17. In the same way we should be examples to be followed, see 1 Thessalonians 1:6 - 7.

The principle of creating wealth is layed out in Luke 6:38, where it states: "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".

This New Testament verse is followed by another, which says: "Can the blind lead the blind?", see Luke 6:39. We remember also that Jesus earlier said: "Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine", see Matthew 7:6.

The New Testament is a user's guide on how to create wealth, and on how to recruit and sponsor. We see the importance of first handpicking a few persons we really believe and trust in, and then the importance of sponsoring them so that they will be able to do the same.

It really comes down to this: learn to be a real sponsor and teach your business partners to teach others to be real sponsors too. It is better to actively recruit and sponsor 10 - 15 persons you believe in, who do the same, than to recruit 1000 persons, who will not be able to recruit others.

Try for example to target people wanting to get out of credit card debt, or who want to remodel their home, or who need some extra cash. Targeting people that are business savvy and that may have already seen success in another program is a good place to start.

In order to, among other things, pass on the wealth-building secret to us, Jesus - the love of God - went so far as to lay down His life for us, see 1 John 3:16. And the twelve apostles will for ever be the foundations of heavenly Jerusalem, see Revelation 21:14.

There will always be poor people among us, see Mark 14:7, but the good news is that thanks to Jesus there will be no end of the positive increase, compare with Isaiah 9:7. We are thus to teach the New Testament entrepreneurship to all nations, see Matthew 28:20.

Primarily we Christians are Kings, and secondly we are Priests, see Revelation 1:6.

In order to succeed in business it is accordingly not necessary to recruit the whole world. To sponsor a few committed persons is all that really is needed.

Jesus shows us the leverage secret with successful networking in that He actively sponsored 12 apostles, and that we now are 1.5 billion Christian believers in the world, who all the time increase in numbers and in faith.

"Oves meae vocem meam audiunt, et ego cognosco eas, et sequuntur me; et ego vitam aeternam do eis, et non peribunt in aeternum, et non rapiet eas quisquam de manu mea", John 10:27 - 28.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Belgian Television Goes Bananas!

There has not been a coup d'état in Belgium!

It was just the Belgian medias which played with our feet.

This joke - at television prime time as breaking news - followed after two years of minutious preparations and was very well done and is very relevant.

It really feels like April Fool's Day!

What will the crazy Belgian people come up with next?

"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peacable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby", see Hebrews 12:11.

"Omne, quod dat mihi Pater, ad me veniet; et eum, qui venit ad me, non eiciam foras", John 6 :37.

Belgium Has Ceased To Exist!

Today Europe has been split in two!

The north and the south of Europe has been divided.

Vlanders has declared its independence from Belgium and Wallonia.

Vlanders rejects the European Union and the Euro as its currency.

Belgium is no more a single state.

The Belgian King Albert II has left the former Belgian territory.

The European Union may accordingly split.

Brussels is no more the European capital, but Brussels will not yet be the capital of Vlanders. 80% of the citizens of Brussels have French as their first language.

No airplanes can presently land at the Zaventem airport in Brussels.

NATO will probably have to find another place than Belgium for its headquarters.

Right now there is total chaos in Belgium.

Will we have civil war in the midst of Europe?

600 million Europeans are right now perplexed at the rapid development here in the midst of the old continent.

"Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord", Romans 12:11.

"Quomodo omnia nobis divinae virtutis suae qua ad vitam et pietatem donata est per cognitionem eius, qui vocavit nos propria gloria et virtute, per quae maxima et pretiosa nobis promissa donavit, ut per haec efficiamini divinae consortes naturae, fugientes eius, quae in mundo est in concupiscentia, corruptionem; vos atem curam omnem subinferentes ministrate in fide vestra virtutem, in virtute autem scientiam, in scientia autem abstinentiam, in abstinentia autem patientiam, in patientia autem pietatem, in pietate autem amorem fraternitatis, in amore autem fraternitatis caritatem", 2 Peter 1:3 - 7.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Successful Take Off For Space Shuttle Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery begins a 12-day mission with the first night launch in four years.

In the Lord's prayer God invites us to fulfill His desires on Earth, and in Heaven, see Matthew 6:10.

With God we do not stumble, because "all things are possible to him that believeth", see Mark 9:23.

Our great planet Earth is the cradle of humanity, but it is not our final destination.

We are promised that the world is without end, see Ephesians 3:21, because Jesus has all power in Heaven and on Earth, see Matthew 28:18.

But we are urged to go into all of the Universe, to preach the gospel to every creature, see Mark 16:15.

One important step in that direction is to learn to live on other planets.

On Saturday, December 9, night became day as the space shuttle Discovery took off - at Cape Canaveral in Florida - with a shuddering roar on a mission to rewire the International Space Station.

The NASA administrator, Michael D. Griffin, said the shuttle and the station now are part of a larger effort to return to the work of sending humans to explore the Moon and the planets.

Mr. Griffin continued: "We have to learn to live on other planetary surfaces, and use what we find there and bend it to our will — just as the pilgrims did when they came to what is now New England".

Every Scandinavian is today very proud to have Christer Fuglesang - the first Swedish astronaut - in space, see http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,950985,00.html

We will break new ground in space, see Luke 21:25, and promote "pure religion", see James 1:27. Holy is the name of God, see Luke 1:49 and John 17:6, 26.

God Bless America and Bless all who are making space exploration a long-term reality.

"Quisque confessus fuerit quoniam Iesus est Filius Dei, Deus in eo manet, et ipse in Deo", 1 John 4:15.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Pope Met Bartholomew I In Constantinople For Church Unity

Pope Benedict XVI has made a four-day visit to Turkey.

Rome and Constantinople parted ways via mutual excommunications in 1054.

Now Pope Benedict XVI - the successor of the apostle Peter - met with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I - the successor of the apostle Andrew - in Constantinople.

The Pontiff and the Patriarch have decided to work for full Church Unity, so that the Church once again can "breathe with both lungs".

This is very good news indeed.

However, something hinders before we will have full Church Unity.

We protestants - basically descendants of the 10 "lost" tribes of Israel - will never accept discrimination of women concerning the leadership of the Church. Galatians 5:28 clearly states that there is neither female nor male, but that we all are one in Christ Jesus.

"For there is no respect of persons with God", see Romans 2:11.

"Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ", see 2 Timothy 2:3.

"A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife", see 1 Timothy 3:2, because then the bishop is "vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house", see 1 Timothy 3:2 - 4.

An unmarried bishop is not able to take care of his own house and much less of the Church of God, see 1 Timothy 3:5.

In Constantinople, the Pontiff and the Ecumenical Patriarch, bore witness to the world and to us protestants that a Church, which depends on an unmarried bishop in the end will break down, and destroy the nations which depend upon it.

Rome and Greece have lost their ancient glory, and their old people are dead, and their land of old have been lost to muslim countries, because of God's anger concerning their unmarried bishops.

The apostle Peter was married, see Mark 1:30.

The greatness of ancient Rome has been destroyed because of its unmarried bishops disobedience towards God according to the words: "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated", see Romans 9:13.

By not getting married and honouring their wives, these bishops prayers were and are rejected by God, see 1 Peter 3:7.

"Viri similiter cohabitantes secundum scientiam quasi infirmiori vaso muliebri impertientes honorem, tamquam et coheredibus gratiae vitae, uti ne impediantur orationes vestrae", 1 Peter 3:7.