Summary: Discovery of the redemptive power, of Christ Jesus.
What Is Essential For Redemption?
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (9/21/2013)
“...Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?...” (Isaiah 50:2, King James Version [Exhortation to trust in Christ]).
“...He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her...Woman, where are those thine
accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?...Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more” (St. John 8:7,10,11, KJV [Christ justifieth his doctrine]).
Greetings in the Name of Christ Jesus,
Good Morning, to you, on this Saturday. My brothers and sisters, the winter is upon us, as I listened to the check on weather report about Minnesota's and Wisconsin's folks, to name two only, already scraping snow off their windows, while I watched This Week In Agribusiness, of Farm Bureau, at 6 o'clock, in the morning. Earlier, in the Agribusiness show, they sent a woman out on the streets of Chicago, to discuss an increase in the price of milk. She found that milk was still essential even if the price increased, folks said they planned to buy.
One woman, whom she interviewed, out on the streets said that she and her husband drank three gallons of milk per week. They loved milk and the vitamins it provided for their health. One man said he drank four glasses per week and needed the fill you up feeling that it gave him as well as the fat and protein that he needed to exercise. Another man said he was raised on skim milk and always kept milk in his refrigerator. Another man was raised on 2% milk and he did not plan to stop drinking milk.
I raised my sons on acidophilus milk. The market provided a varied supply of milk products for the needs of the public, to keep Americans drinking milk. I do not think my sons still drank acidophilus milk. I know they do drink milk, probably not daily but at some point their bodies must need milk, the taste of it, other than the milk they received from prepared meals and desserts. I do strongly advocate that milk was essentially good for human growth and development.
What is essential for abundant living? Is credit essential? Now, my thoughts progressed from the essential for human growth and development to abundant living. How many of you, hit rock bottom and worked with a plan of action, to regain your credit worthiness, in the world market? Strategically, you worked a plan of action, without a job, without the income needed, to attract the credit, you felt you needed, to abundantly live, trusting in Christ Jesus, to provide (Jehovah Jireh), so that you received what you prayed for.
Consciously mesmerized, in the knowledge of what was essential to qualify, for the credit worthiness, I sought, I researched my archives of credit information, which I stored away, in a web page program folder. While I searched in my archives, to get the qualifying income, for the different credit cards, I pondered, if, the consequence of sin, was health, then, could milk, save us? I pondered, if the consequence of sin, was credit, then could a credit card, save us? Obviously, the truth, here, was trust in Christ Jesus; He, who redeems us and He, who frees us from the consequences of sin. Truly, the consequences of sins, laid us in captivity, for we lost health and we lost credit.
Menacingly captivated by the requirements to qualify for Capital One credit cards, I studied what I needed for each card and I found that; a Capital One Cash Rewards for Newcomers did not require a specific credit score but it required an average household income of $53,746, to get an average credit limit of $1,038, in which an average cardholder, was 33 years old. Yes, that was it! Well, when you started over, you must climb the credit ladder, again, that was all you could get in a credit limit, as of April 15, 2012. The My Points Rewards Visa Credit Card also did not require a specific credit score but it required an average household income of $56,169, to get an average credit limit of
$2,355, in which an average cardholder, was 49 years old. Yes, indeed, the days of getting a credit limit of $5,000, was still available but I do not think with Capital One.
You never know, if there is a will, there is a way. Capital One was reviewing applications, for reapplication every 45 days, so hope was still there. You just needed to talk to them about your income.
Of course, there was always Chase Freedom Visa- $200 Bonus Cash Back, with a required credit score of 695, a required average household income of $55,957, to get an average credit limit of $3,177, in which an average cardholder, was 31 years old. What about Citi Diamond Preferred Rewards Card, which did not require a specific credit score but did require an average household income of $72, 610, to get an average credit limit of $6,994, in which an average cardholder, was 36 years old. And, Citi Simplicity Card, also did not require a specific credit score but required an average household income of $67,064, to get an average credit limit of $5,850, in which an average cardholder, was 37 years old.