#6 – Ecclesia Bigger Than Church

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#6 – Ecclesia Bigger Than Church

The sixth qualifier for the man of God whom we seek is that he will be kingdom-minded and understanding that the Ecclesia established by our Lord Jesus Christ transcends the boundaries of any sect, denomination, ordination, organization, occupation, gender, race, ethnicity, calendar or geographical situs.

Some people who are heavily involved in church get quite defensive about it, but that very defensiveness proves that there is some sort of separation between that group and the ecclesia at large. In fact, if you think about it, all that defines a church – be it a denomination, sect, association, local assembly, etc. – just describes ways in which it is separate and apart from the ecclesia at large, or how it is, itself, NOT ecclesia.

The only descriptors used in the New Testament were geographical – the ecclesia that is at Corinth, for example (I Corinthians 1:2): it simply named the location of the specific body of believers that Paul was writing to. Any other definitive descriptors were not of God. (I Corinthians 1:10-14; 3:3-11)

If our enemy can keep us thinking about ecclesia (let’s call it “church”) in terms of one day a week, a particular street address, a building (or buildings) at that address, a sign out front, a name on the sign, a named personality as leader, a particular seminary polishing that leader, a certain denomination behind it all, a pre-planned program of events, the music that we’ll sing and who will sing it and how, a sermon of a certain length and who will deliver it and how, a way that we dress, a way that we talk, the place where we sit, etc., every one of those definitions tightens the boundaries of the ecclesia box for us. It conditions us to think that the ecclesia meets ONLY here where we are and HOW we do it, or at least that it is MORE here than anywhere else. Our enemy is happy for us to put ourselves into a box for a couple hours on one day a week and then for us to leave all that is ecclesia in that box. Then on Monday morning, he hits us with his own systems in all the rest of life: law & government, money & banking, business, healthcare, education, family, the arts, media, etc. along with the idea that we’re supposed to keep “religion” separate from all that. But God is not so limited. He has perfect answers in all of those areas, and His ecclesia comprises His government on earth.

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#5 – A Damascus Road Conversion

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#5 – A Damascus Road Conversion (of sorts)

The fifth qualifier for the man of God whom we seek is that, if he IS schooled and/or credentialed in counterfeit authority (law, religion, medicine, education, etc.), he must have had a “conversion experience” and have left the counterfeit standard behind (Pr. 28:13).

Like the previous one, this qualification goes on to require a separation from any counterfeit authority base, if not in actual practice and belonging (though it must ultimately come to that), at least in terms of recognition of God’s higher authority and the subordination of the human authority to God’s.

In America we see this idea manifested in organizations like Oath Keepers, in which men in uniform have pledged to uphold the higher principles of the Constitution over illegitimate unconstitutional orders, whether from politicians or ranking officers, that would cause them to violate conscience and higher law.

It’s not saying that one absolutely cannot belong to or associate with these types of “professional organizations,” but it does require a clear recognition of the superiority of that which comes from God (Who, by the way, requires no human institution to represent, carry out or translate His authority).

On the road to Damascus, the very righteous and legal Saul of Tarsus, a ruler in law amongst men, came face to face with the Giver of Law … and chose the Higher Law. He did not turn his back on all other law, as evidenced by the fact that he was later to cite his Roman citizenship for the legal benefit it afforded him at the moment, but it was forever thereafter relegated to second place in his life – behind the Law of God. In similar fashion, we seek those who have had their own Damascus Road conversion experiences, turning from the temporal to the eternal. It doesn’t mean that he has quit living on the earth and breathing earthly air, but that he has tasted of the heavenly and has forever thereafter made the heavenly standard his life choice.

Do you know the difference? Do you know that God has a way in money and law and health and education that is very different from the ways of the world? Or do you believe that just being a good servant of Caesar as for the glory of God is good enough?

#4 – Apt to Teach

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#4 – Apt to Teach

The fourth qualifier for the man of God whom we seek is that he be apt to teach (I Tim. 3:2; II Tim. 2:24), from his Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding, operating from the authority of God rather than from a counterfeit authority position (man-made licenses, titles, degrees, credentials, positions, etc.). This builds on the counterfeit authority idea that was discussed in the previous email.

When you picture teaching, don’t limit yourself to someone standing in front of a classroom with a piece of chalk in her hand. All of us are teachers, whether we know it or not. Everywhere you go, someone is watching you, and we all learn from each other. But bigger than that, what are you intentional about teaching?

What matters to you in your life? What ideas or themes or issues are important to you and in which you’d like to see change? What ideas do you have about effectuating those changes? More to the point, are they YOUR ideas (versus someone else’s ideas that you are expected to believe and parrot, as in teaching from a Sunday School quarterly) … or are they derived from something that God has to say that you have heard in close communion – walking and talking – with Him, reading His Word, praying, and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit?

As you teach, if you are currently doing so actively, do you speak from the authority of the truth that you are tasked to disseminate … or do you wear a robe of apparent authority – a.k.a. “color of law” – from which to command people’s attention and obedience? Do people listen to what you have to say because of the wisdom it conveys and the fact that it rings true with God’s ideas … or do they listen because you have a title before your name or credentials behind and they are commanded, or believe they are constrained, to sit and listen to you? Does your truth “stand on its own two feet” … or must it be buttressed by some other human authority figure saying that it is true because HE says it is so and HE is the “expert”?

If God is alive in you, the knowledge of Him must be burning a hole to get out. It’s not something that one can hide. Acts 4:13 says, “Now when they (the priests and rulers of the temple) saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Peter and John had no credentials, but they had a spiritual boldness, a palpable confidence, that came from what they had learned at Jesus’ feet, such that even non-believers recognized it. That’s what we’re talking about here.

It’s not about eloquence or public speaking ability, oratorical ability, dramatic flair or even a way with words. But are you a teacher because you have something that God has put within you for you to say? If so, can we help you be faithful to that calling?

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Here at the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we find that wise men still seek God, still desire to know Him better, and still go to His Word with their questions. Martin Luther certainly asked questions as to why the existing ecclesiastical power structure operated they way they did. Here is a question that is even more basic: Did Jesus delegate any of His authority to men at all?  …

If Jesus delegated authority – if He gave command decision-making power to men on earth – that is very dis-empowering for those not so blessed with that authority. And if He did so, His written record, His Word, would be very explicit and clear about it. If He did so, obviously some men would always strive to be in those positions of authority. And if it’s up to men to effectuate the choice of themselves to be in that position of rulership, then the requirements – the application process – would also be very clear in Scripture, so that we could know what to do and how to apply for that position.

If on the other hand there’s nothing we can do – we’re simply chosen by God and we’re to know that by some means – that (how to know that God has chosen us for a particular leadership role) should also be clear in Scripture.

None of that is true, however. None of that is clear in Scripture, though men who find themselves in positions of human authority have interpreted Scripture to say that, and they have, by tradition, established a framework of rules whereby the leadership gets selected. But even there, men have differed inside the construct of that choice structure. Men have differed about the qualifications and the requirements and the application of the choice process.

But what if God’s desire is for all of us to be in a rulership position or for all of us to have access to a rulership position? What if God’s desire is for each of us to rule in his own kingdom, in his own sphere – to brighten the corner where we are, as the song says? What if God’s structure does not involve a hierarchy, a pecking order, from Himself down to the least of these (which hierarchy, by the way, would also be clearly delineated in Scripture, if that was God’s desire and intent and design, and not just invented and written down by the existing leadership structure, picking and choosing passages of scripture and interpreting them as it wills, in order to justify its assumption of authority)?

What if God’s intent starts with the individual and goes to the basic building block of society – the family: husband, wife and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren? What if it involves men stepping into that responsibility in their own individual lives and in their family lives and learning and practicing and living by wisdom such that other men recognize their wisdom and their leadership and come to them for wisdom and for decisions and, thus, these men – these elders, as they become older – are given the respect that the authority in which they live naturally earns as they live in the wisdom of God and think God’s wise thoughts and make wise decisions, and others in the community look to them for the leadership that their wisdom naturally evokes?

It’s not a self-selection process in that somebody doesn’t just jump up one day and say, “I want to be the leader; I want to be the one in prominence. Y’all listen to me!” (In other words, it’s not at all like modern American politics.) Nor is it a selection process whereby a group of men choose somebody and give him a title and the very title itself carries authority, regardless of the man who holds the office that the title represents. (Like the United States Senate before the 17th Amendment.) It’s simply a matter of the wisdom that resides in that individual, in that man or woman, as the case may be – the wisdom inside that believer being so apparent that others recognize it and come there seeking that wisdom.

We could spend a lot of energy fighting against the false. At the start, it may be necessary to at least point out the falsity of the false, because some people lock themselves up in their closets, believing that, because they are not now in the hierarchy – the authority structure of the presumed authority entity – or because they’re not in favor, they’re not the chosen, or they’re too small to be considered – that there’s little that they can do, and so they live lives of quiet oblivion. Yes, to some extent we must point out the falseness of that counterfeit authority structure such that people don’t tie themselves to it.

But then the focus really needs to be on the positive: What does God really have for you? How can you step into the strength and the power of what He has gifted you to do? Regardless of what goes on around you, how can you be faithful to what God has given you to do? How can you fulfill those righteous desires that are in your heart that God put there without stepping on somebody else’s territory or without violating some authority protocol or something? How can you focus on the positive and step into the fullness of what God has for you? That’s a positive message. The only ones who would regard it as negative are those who are trying to hang onto the power or the comfort of the authority structure that’s built up around themselves, which is cementing their power and giving them a false sense of security and safety because of the structure in which they live, and which they believe has authority, not realizing (or admitting) that it has authority only because those who are under that authority have, consciously or unconsciously, ceded that authority to them.

 

#3 – Knows True Authority from False

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#3 – Knows True Authority from False

The third qualifier for the man of God whom we seek is that he will have at least one area of leadership strength and that, while maybe not yet seeing and understanding all of the counterfeits that have oppressed him, he will at least understand how that oppression operates and will be open to seeing the other areas in which he’s been deceived.

Let’s face it: we are surrounded by counterfeit authorities. They all claim to have some sort of delegation of authority direct from God, but if that truly existed, it would be clearly identifiable in the Word of God … and, in most cases, it just is not there. But we constantly face counterfeit authorities in law, in government, in medicine, in education, in banking, in religion – in short, in all walks of life.

God does give leadership strength that carries authority, but it is authority of superior knowledge, wisdom, understanding, skillful application, ability to work with people in servant fashion (recall the servant leader factor that we discussed yesterday), or of request … meaning that someone asked you to lead him in a particular way and voluntarily contracted with you to do so. That is very different, however, from the tyranny of command that comes from position or opportunism. “I got here first,” or “I’m bigger (smarter, better looking, richer, stronger …) than you,” or “I’m the boss because I’ve got the title,” just do not work in the world of true authority. Yet we face that sort of oppression everywhere.

Except to parents of young children, God does not delegate any “because I said so” authority. No “office” or position among men comes with the authority of God attached to that title or position; the “divine right of kings” is anything but. That absolutely is not how God operates … though those who occupy such positions will surely tell you that He does – that He put them in charge and that we are to obey them. That, my friends, is oppression; it is tyranny, and God is not in it.

So while we operate in the area of our individual gifts, doing the job on earth that nobody else can possibly do but us, we must be careful to not operate outside of the limited authority that God gives us as we are faithful, either in our own operational leadership, or in directing a follower to submit himself without question to some third party simply because the third party claims a title or position of authority. And when in doubt, refer to Acts 17:11.

In conclusion: when we point out errors, please do not conclude that this is battle cry of opposition to what is wrong and that we are just looking for warriors to contend against evil. Rather, while it is necessary to see that one is enslaved by what many would consider “normal,” we would have the ecclesia to lift their eyes out of bondage, see the Prince of Peace, and rise up to live in the fullness that He has intended for us, His children. It is a positive message of light, living in which there can be no darkness.

Are you hungry to live in the light and freedom of Jesus’ ecclesia? If so, please let us know.

#2 – Servant Leadership thru Gifts

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#2 – Servant Leadership thru Gifts

The second qualifier for the man (remember: includes woman) of God who would serve with us as the ecclesia rediscovers its legs is that he will be a servant leader and know his unique gifting by God for (a) specific purpose(s).

God is foundational. We covered that here yesterday. He is our bedrock, our King, our True North. We know who we are, first, in relationship to Him. We have no identity that matters apart from Him. But once we know Who God is and where He is relative to where we are right now, we become consciously aware of where we are in relationship to Him. We see things about Him that are reflected in us: God has a voice; we have a voice. God has a will; we have a will. And when we start to discover who we are in relationship to other people, we find out that there are no two of us who are alike. And that’s a good thing.

God made every man unique. Since Adam and Eve, God has given each of us certain combinations of gifts, talents and abilities which we can use to create things that glorify Him. He made us in His image to also be creative; He put within us each a free will, with which we could choose to honor Him; He gave us the ability to feel pleasure, so that we could be drawn to do the things that He created us each uniquely to do; and He placed us in the surroundings in which He did so that we could learn and develop and manifest those gifts.

Paul told us, in Ephesians chapter 4, that when Jesus ascended to heaven after His death, burial and resurrection, He “gave gifts unto men.” Those gifts included functions that were to build up the ecclesia as the body of Christ. But most importantly, those gifts were to be carried out by true servants – those who lead by giving and serving rather than by taking and commanding. Paul wrote the Corinthian believers, “For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (I Cor. 4:7, ESV) The gifts did not make anyone better than anyone else, so they were not to make anyone proud or abusive; rather, our gifts are given to us so that we may better serve others.

So we are looking for men and women who lead by serving others with the unique gifts that they have been given by God and that they have worked at developing for His service.

Are you that sort of servant leader?

#1 – God is Number One

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#1 – God is Number One

When Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” on the castle door in Wittenburg, Germany, 500 years ago, thus initiating (whether he knew it or not at the time) the “Protestant Reformation,” his focus was aimed at reforming “the church” (the Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a part). He was focused on significant deviations from the patterns and commands of scripture that he observed in the church, such as the sale of indulgences, whereby one could essentially purchase a “get out of hell free” card (and which served to enrich the church official who sold the indulgence).

Luther was right to complain: i.e., he was scriptural in doing so, following the example of the Berean Christians who did not just take Paul’s words as “gospel” but who searched the scriptures daily to see whether or not what he was telling them was true (Acts 17:11).

Did Luther go far enough in his reforms? Well, it did little or nothing to change the Roman Catholic Church, and the “Protestant” churches that remained after Luther followed most of the same templates, moderated only by degrees.

Fortunately, in our day, there is a real awakening amongst believers who comprise the ecclesia (the word in the original Greek New Testament that has been systematically replaced with the word “church” and which has a completely different meaning), and many are, refreshingly, seeking to know what God’s true intent is for the ecclesia to be and to do.

As yesterday’s email article said, we are actively seeking some leaders for a very specific task – one that follows that pathway of discovering God’s intent for the ecclesia and that focuses on both living it out in practice and leading others to do the same. What will follow over the next few days, then, is a bit more elaboration on each of the 16 points of qualification that we listed.

The first qualification for one who would serve with us is that he (*English lesson: the correct personal pronoun for singular third person of indeterminate gender is, by the rules of English grammar, he, not “they” [which is plural], so this includes you ladies, too) must have impeccable INTEGRITY with a wholesome FEAR (respect, honor) and REVERANCE for Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. One must be IN Christ AND know who he* IS in Christ. God must rule as King in all areas of his life as THE Authority.

The task in front of us includes building essentially a university of learning, going back to many things that have been forgotten over the past 1700 years or so, and including some things that believers are just now finally starting to figure out. But whether or not you believe in new revelation (and that is not the purpose of this article), one thing that must be agreed upon is that God is foundational. He alone is true authority. Like the saying goes, if Jesus isn’t Lord of all, He isn’t Lord AT all. You, the reader, either understand that … or you don’t. If you don’t, we’re still talking, and we hope that this series will be of assistance to you, but our purpose here is, first off, to identify those who agree with our foundational premise: that God, our Creator, is at the top, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Lord and Savior.

Jesus was not just a great teacher … or story teller … or prophet … or rabbi. He did not come to teach pacifistic everybody-feel-good peace. He is not rivaled by Muhammad or Buddha or Socrates. He is the Son of God, the Creator of all, the Word of God, the Savior of mankind, our great High Priest and King. And when people really grasp Who Jesus is, and start to think of His Ecclesia in those same terms, it starts to become clear why Rome and the leaders of Israel were so intent on killing Him. Well, guess what? He didn’t stay dead. Muhammad, Buddha, Socrates – all deader than dead, but Jesus rose the third day. And we who are His followers are pretty keen on following Him even better. And if you want an unofficial theme song for what we’re about, go to YouTube and type in, “God’s Not Dead!”

Now, this is not intended to be a doctrinal lesson, per se, but it is aimed at “separating the sheep from the goats.” There is much very serious business ahead of us, in every sense of the word, and it would be just plain silly to even think of setting out on the same boat together unless we agree at the outset on our destination.

So … still with us?

Come back tomorrow.

Celebrating October 31, 2017

If you ask Why celebrate this day, we would answer that it definitely is NOT about “Halloween.” No, we’ll go the other direction and celebrate the One Above, not the evil below, and remind you that on this day, 500 years ago, Martin Luther started the “Protestant Reformation” with his posting of his “95 Theses” on the castle door in Wittenburg, Germany. And while we may argue that Luther did not go nearly far enough in his reforms, we who are the ecclesia are always looking to find and to become better leaders amongst God’s people. To that end, we now seek some leaders for a very specific task. One who would qualify must:

  1. … have impeccable INTEGRITY with a wholesome FEAR (respect, honor) and REVERANCE for Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. One must be IN Christ AND know who he* IS in Christ. God must rule as King in all areas of his* life as THE Authority. This is the first and foremost criteria.
  2. … be a servant leader and know his unique gifting by God for (a) specific purpose(s).
  3. … have at least one area of leadership strength and, while maybe not yet seeing and understanding all of the other counterfeits that have oppressed him, will at least understand how that oppression operates and will be open to seeing the other areas in which he’s been deceived.
  4. … be apt to teach (I Tim. 3:2; II Tim. 2:24), from his Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding, operating from the authority of God rather than from a counterfeit authority position (man-made licenses, titles, degrees, credentials, positions, etc.).
  5. if schooled and/or credentialed in counterfeit authority (law, religion, medicine, education, etc.), one must have had a “conversion experience” and have left the counterfeit standard behind (Pr. 28:13).
  6. … be kingdom-minded and understanding that the Ecclesia established by our Lord Jesus Christ transcends the boundaries of any sect, denomination, ordination, organization, occupation, gender, race, ethnicity or geographical situs.
  7. … understand that an Ecclesia leader is an ambassador of Jesus Christ; therefore, he must strive always towards the building of the Lord’s kingdom and not his own.
  8. … have character references (a “good report” ~ Acts 10:22; 22:12; Heb. 11:2,39) from both within and without the household of faith, exhibiting the character traits illustrated as for bishops and deacons as expressed in I Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:4-9.
  9. … possess effective knowledge of Ecclesia networks and friendly contacts necessary to align with established financial/project management vehicles for the rapid advancement of the Kingdom.
  10. … have a proven track record of not being corrupted by finances, power (“authority”), and/or narcissistic lusts, nor of being engaged in determined criminal activity.
  11. … be willing to covenant to maintain integrity and confidentiality to insure personal security for effective deployment of internal financial mechanisms.
  12. … be able to demonstrate a proven track record of accountability without compromising truth and holiness or succumbing to the fear of men.
  13. … be a team player, teachable, and possess the cognitive ability to comprehend formatted business plans (and other various components).
  14. …model modest living, meekness (strength under control), and humility (a servant leader).
  15. … possess a basic understanding of global geopolitical, religious and economic issues with a general awareness of extant mechanisms seeking to establish a New World Order as defined by antichrist belief systems.
  16. … be able to identify other men* of integrity, both domestically and internationally, to be used for the same purpose.

 

If you are, or know of, such a person, please let your interest be known by responding back to this email.

 

*In keeping with the rules and standards of correct English grammar, usage herein of the masculine singular personal pronoun is inclusive of the feminine.

The War on Cash … and the Slow Death of Your Civil Liberties

If you read our last newsletter, you know that the purpose behind why we publish is not about gloom and doom surrounding the risks associated with holding, dealing, and/or settling with virtual or digital currency, bank holidays, bail-outs or bail-ins, or the government seizing your savings in exchange for their worthless bonds … we’ve seen it all before with one fear-based tactic or another.  Instead, we offer hope … to share some good news with you … to let you know what we’ve been doing about it and what you can do in advance to prepare for when the money fails, as every fiat currency in world history has done before.

For those who prefer deadlines … no one knows the day or time.  Instead, we prefer to offer lifelines, as we believe that the real key to protecting your wealth is know your options, make informed decisions, and take decisive action … before an event happens.  This is the Art of War in more ways than one for those who have the eyes to see.  That’s where we come in …

If you’re up to speed with what time it is in the world, what’s going on in the world and who’s behind it, then you realize that there is an ongoing war on cash and on our civil liberties with it.  There has been for some time … and most are selling out on the notion of ease and convenience without giving it much thought.

Don’t get me wrong … I’m not alone in the preference for electronic means of commerce and procurement over physically traveling to a store, sitting in traffic, dealing with crowds, and actually handling cash, assuming I can find what I’m looking for with my first stop, but the slow migration away from physical cash is going to spell BIG TROUBLE for consumers worldwide if something isn’t done to stop it altogether.

Case in point: while it might be rare for me to actually have physical bills on hand, my silver dollar coin isn’t extinct yet, and it often makes for interesting conversation wherever I go.  Inasmuch as many folks are enamored by tech gadgetry, I’ll venture to say that just as many are fascinated with a real silver dollar, so much so that most millennials I encounter have never seen or held one in their hands.

The statistical fact is that, in 2015, the San Francisco branch of the Federal Reserve reported that only 32% of consumer transactions were made with cash as compared to 40% in 2012.  And a recent Gallup poll showed that only 24% of Americans said that they used cash in all or most of their purchases.  Do you see the trend?

What you may not know is that approximately 4% of the total U.S. Money Supply in existence is in actual physical currency and that, at any given time, between one-half and two-thirds of the physical money supply of U.S. dollars is held overseas, as you might expect with a global reserve currency … the rest is virtual … digital 0s and 1s, as most of us have found it much more convenient to use our credit/debit cards or the digital wallet on our smartphone to make everyday purchases.

But, whether we like it or not, with every swipe of a card, inserting a chip, or a wave of our phone, we’re giving away valuable bits of information about ourselves … mostly our privacy and freedom.  So while on the one hand the benefits of ease and convenience are compelling, on the other hand cash has also been demonized over the last several decades because regulators in one form or another find it extremely difficult to track.  Obviously it must be only criminals who want to keep their activities off the radar of government, hackers, and marketers … NOT!  Ironically, banks are still the preferred method through which to launder money.  Sounds like the fox watching the hen house storyline to me.

Nevertheless, as we mentioned in our last newsletter, anyone withdrawing and/or accepting cash as a payment for anything over $10,000 must file a form with the IRS identifying who made the exchange.  No longer can you walk into a car dealer and put cash down with such an amount, or to purchase a home without an FBI investigation (true story).  At least in Switzerland, it’s still shy of $100,000 without the need of reporting to any government agency.

Go here today to learn how thousands are coming together with silver from around the world to unite.  Vote today to support the Global “Yes to Cash” initiative … that cannot be confiscated by any government … and learn how to become eligible for many exclusive rewards in so doing, and so much more that no other licensed authority can offer … anywhere.

The War on Cash

If you have a bank or investment account of greater than $25,000, please read carefully.

Did you know that banks are eliminating cash withdrawals over $10,000 and $25,000 made without filing a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and/or Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR), respectively?  In fact, several KCT Family Office members have shared difficulties in pulling out as little as $5,000 … Has this happened to you?

We’ve raised this issue on more than one occasion with you before, but in light of what time it is in the world, it’s worth mentioning again … all of your financial assets such as CDs, Money-Markets, Annuities, IRAs, Investments, Pensions, and Savings accounts are at risk!

Did you know that under the current law, if your bank is failing and the U.S. government fails to bail them out, under the “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity” mandate approved by the G20, they can take your money and convert it into shares of equity in the failing institution?  These laws do, in fact, exist, and the general public has no idea that their money can be confiscated as a bank “bail-in” to save U.S. banks from closing.  Why?  This may be tough to swallow, but the truth is, it’s not your money … read the fine print in your contract.

On the other hand, if you think it can’t happen in my country … think back recently to 2008.  And it’s already happening in other countries: Japan, Greece, and Italy, just to name a few.  So what can you do?

Learn how to protect yourself from the next financial meltdown and take action before it is too late!  And by too late, we mean the current system will work up until the very day that it doesn’t – by design – and then it’s too late.  Don’t let the banks make you the lender of last resort, the last to be paid back, or, worse yet, your value completely evaporate with a bank failure.

When failure is imminent and options become slim, eventually they run out of options … when there’s no one left to bail out a failing bank – no government, no taxpayers, no white knight, no bondholders, no investors – nobody … except for depositors.

This is when a “bail out” becomes a “bail in” and the depositors get stuck with the bill, typically common stock, more specifically. It’s your money at stake.

So here are a few pointers that you can work with today, even if you don’t get back in touch with us for any other reason:

  1. Don’t simply assume that your financial institution is in good condition. Examine their financial statements and find out for sure.
  2. Don’t keep 100% of your savings at a single institution. Make sure you diversify in asset classes and account types, because if a bail-in ever occurs, it will typically be the largest depositors who get hit first.
  3. Definitely consider diversifying geographically. Avoid keeping everything in the same country, especially if that country is bankrupt, because there the bail-in risk is even much higher.

With so much information to sift through and so much in the way of opportunity out there, we understand how difficult it can be to make an informed decision.  We can help … Get in touch with us today and let us know how we may serve you.  Chances are, we’ve got an app for that.

P.S. And be on the lookout for our next letter, coming soon regarding the ongoing war on cash, where you will learn how thousands are coming together with silver from around the world to unite, and a vote for “Yes to Cash” that cannot be confiscated by any government and that offers many rewards for doing so.