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Feb

14

What is The Carnal Mind?

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A reading from the scriptures called the New Testament from “THE HOLY NAME BIBLE CONTAINING THE HOLY NAME VERSION OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, Critically compared with ancient authorities and various manuscripts.  Revised By A. B. TRAINA, THE SCRIPTURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INCREPRINTED BY YAHSHUA PROMOTIONS, P.O. Box 395, Ronceverte, WV. 24970, Reprinted 2007:

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

I Corinthians "3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.  3:3 For ye are yet carnal:..."

I Corinthians 5:1-13  "1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as mentioned among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.  2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that done this deed might be taken away from among you.  3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed.  4 In the Name of our Savior, Yahshua the Messiah, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Savior Yahshua the Messiah,  5 To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Savior Yahshau.  6 Your boasting is not good.  Know ye not that a little leaven ferments the whole dough?  7 Get rid of the old leaven, that ye may be bread of a new baking, as it were, unleavened Passover bread.  For the Messiah our Passover was sacrificed for us.  8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unadulterated principles of sincerity and truth.  9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to keep company with fornicators:  10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.  11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat.  12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without?  do not ye judge them that are within?  13 But them that are without Yahweh judgeth.  Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person."

Corintians 6:20 "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify Yahweh in your body, and in your spirit, which are His."



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Feb

03

The Preaching of the Cross

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A reading from the scriptures called the New Testament from “THE HOLY NAME BIBLE CONTAINING THE HOLY NAME VERSION OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, Critically compared with ancient authorities and various manuscripts.  Revised By A. B. TRAINA, THE SCRIPTURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INCREPRINTED BY YAHSHUA PROMOTIONS, P.O. Box 395, Ronceverte, WV. 24970, Reprinted 2007:

 

I Corinthians 18 and 21-31:

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of Yahweh.... 21 For when in the wisdom of Yahweh the world by wisdom knew not Yahweh, it pleased Yahweh by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;  23 But we preach the Messiah crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;  24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is the power of Yahweh, and the wisdom of Yahweh.  25 Because the foolishness of Yahweh is wiser than men; and the weakness of Yahweh is stronger than men.  26 For ye see your calling bretheren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  27 But Yahweh hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath Yahweh chosen, yea and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  29 That no flesh should glory in His presence.  30 But of Him are ye in the Messiah Yahshua, Who of Yahweh is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption;  31 That, according as it is written, "He that glorieth, let him glory in Yahweh".



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Jan

31

For Sale By Owner

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This post was taken from an edited article found online from a lost source.  Though the words are not the Blogger's original work, the information is so important that it has been included here. 

Tips on Selling Your Home Without a Realtor

Selling a home without a realtor or real estate professional is difficult to do.  The NAR estimates that nearly 70 percent of all for-sale-by-owner sellers eventually hire a professional agent for help.  Of the remaining 30%, only about half pull it out.

Selling real estate is simple in concept but more complicated in execution.  It’s not ‘deep’ waters of knowledge, but the waters are very wide and require specialized knowledge and skills. 

The amount of knowledge, effort and action required for the one time event of selling a house cause many to want to outsource to a Realtor or real estate professional.  However, the potential to save $10k+ on closing costs make it worth the while for others.

If you’re interested in selling a house without a Realtor, here are some helpful tips on how to get it done:

Research – There are 2 types of research to prepare for when selling a house.  1- Contracts / Paperwork and 2- Price

·        Contracts / Paperwork – Probably the easiest place to start is by looking at the closing paperwork from when you last sold a house, including copies of the Sales Contract & all addendum, property records for appraisers, the title company and others, as well as insurance documents, disclosures and legal documents.  Once you look over, it’s a good idea to visit both the Title Company where you’d like to close as well as a real estate attorney to make sure that you have the most updated versions, understand how to accurately complete and have any necessary addendum for the transaction to be completed.

·        Price- Understanding the true value of what a bank will lend a buyer for your property is paramount!  Take your emotions out of play and hire a professional appraiser to determine the value.  The investment is between $400-$600, but can be well worth it.  Too many sellers price too high, which keeps their house on the market longer than it should be.  I’ve known sellers who’ve priced it above top of the market, hoping to make as profitable a transaction as possible, only to wait 6 months to finally lower it to sale price.  Depending on your need to sell, 6 months of holding costs can kill a profit.  In today’s market, you can sell fast if you price right.  But if you price too high, your holding costs will eat away all of your profits.

Prepare Your House- Here are some simple tips to help your house sell faster

·        Clean house – Would you sell a used jacket without first washing it?  Would you sell a car without washing, waxing & vacuuming it?  A house is the biggest investment most people will ever make, so make sure it is in its best condition prior to showing.  Steam clean carpets, wash or repaint walls, and make sure the kitchen & bathrooms are spotless!

·        Uncluttered house- One of the top reasons sellers want to move is that they want more room. You don’t want to advertise that your house isn’t big enough for your needs by having clutter all over the place.  I recommend putting everything you don’t require on a daily basis into storage.  Clean out your closets and empty your cupboards as much as possible.  Give the new buyers the perception that space if plentiful.

·        Take down personal items – Part of a buyer walking through a house is having them fantasize about living there.  That’s tough to do if you have pics of yourself and your family all over the place.  Your personal items will actually make people feel like guests in your home rather than potential buyers in their home.

·        Repaint – If your walls require new paint to look better, then repaint.  It’s not that expensive to do so and can take months off your sales time.  One bit of advice – keep the colors neutral.  Your personality may be loud and boisterous, but it doesn’t mean that your buyer will want a bright purple accent wall in their living room.

·        Landscaping- You never get a second chance to make a first impression.  It’s a belief I have that many people disqualify a house within the first 5 seconds of pulling up to a house.  Therefore, curb appeal is important.  Have a rakes & trimmed yard, unweeded garden with living plants, a freshly painted garage and an impressive looking front door.

Marketing – There’s more to putting a sign in your front yard and hoping people will find you!  Here are some marketing tips:

·        Signage – When you put a sign in your front yard, also create some informational flyers about the property.  People would rather look at information and then call than just make random cold calls.

·        Get online- Use For Sale By Owner sites, like FSBO.com, to list your house.  There are other home listing sites that you can use as well.  Posting on Craigslist.com is helpful as well.

·        Video -Create a video walkthrough and upload the video to YouTube and other online real estate sites.  This information will greatly assist you in selling quicker.

·        Referrals- An amazing amount of home sales come from other neighbors who want their friends or family to live closer to them.  So knock on some of your neighbors’ doors and let them know that you’re selling your home.

·        Newspaper Ads- Post ads in the local newspaper as well as some of the smaller, local neighborhood papers.

Negotiating - Here’s the biggest thing to realize about negotiations… there’s more to negotiate than price!  From a seller’s perspective, the right price can be the difference between receiving money at the Title Office or paying money.  From the buyer, what’s the difference of a few thousand dollars off the sales price?  $5,000 difference in price over 30 years at 5% interest is about $10-20/ month.  So come up with some creative ways to offer them an upfront money savings on their move while still keeping your price.   Here are some examples:

·         Throw in new appliances:  Spending $1,000 on a new stove / refrigerator set is better than having to discount $5000 in sales price.

·         Pay the first years Home Owners Association Fee

·         Offer to Pay for the Movers

·         Include a membership to a local Golf Club

In many cases, the buyers just want some type of deal.  Offering to save them money on their move is more valuable than saving them a few bucks off their mortgage over the next several years.

In summary, selling a house on your own is difficult but not impossible.  Using some of my tips listed above should assist you in selling quicker.  Selling quicker reduces your holding costs, which increases your profits and this is the reason you’re selling your house on your own.

 



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Jan

31

The Rock

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The following quotes were taken from The Holy Name Bible, Revised by A.B. Traina, The Scripture Research Association, Inc., Reprinted by Yahshua Promotions, P.O. Box 395, Ronceverte, WV. 24970, Reprinted 2007

Matthew 16:18 "... upon this rock I will build My assembly..."

Psalm 95:1 "O come let us sing unto Yahweh: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation."

Romans 10:9 "... if thou shalt confess with thy mouth that Yahshua is the Messiah, and shalt believe in thine heart that Yahweh hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

Matthew 9:13 "... I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."



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