Podcasts about Exxon

  • 953PODCASTS
  • 1,477EPISODES
  • 38mAVG DURATION
  • 5WEEKLY NEW EPISODES
  • Sep 9, 2022LATEST
Exxon

POPULARITY

20152016201720182019202020212022

Categories



Best podcasts about Exxon

Show all podcasts related to exxon

Latest podcast episodes about Exxon

Power Lunch
Collapsing Inflation?, Signs of a Bottom and Exxon vs Chevron 9/9/22

Power Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 43:31


Is inflation about to collapse? That's the call from a long-time market watcher. He joins us to explain. Plus, the three things to look for to determine whether the market is bottoming. And, the battle of big oil majors. Is Exxon or Chevron the better buy?

Vida em França
Alterações climáticas: "Dá-se mais importância ao conforto individual do que à própria sociedade"

Vida em França

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 13:00


“Arrogância”, “desprezo”, “desconecção”, são algumas das críticas apontadas ao PSG. Uma tempestade mediática e política que já levou o treinador do famoso clube de futebol parisiense a dar a mão à palmatória e a lamentar a “piada de mau gosto”. Uma resposta em jeito de piada de Christophe Galtier sobre as viagens frequentes do clube em jacto privado e as gargalhadas de Kylian Mbappé acabaram por provocar uma onda de indignação. Avião, comboio ou carro à vela? Uma resposta em jeito de piada de Christophe Galtier, treinador do paris Saint-Germain, sobre as viagens frequentes do clube em jacto privado e as gargalhadas da estrela do PSG Kylian Mbappé provocaram a indignação geral. “Arrogância”, “desprezo”, “desconecção”, são algumas das críticas apontadas ao famoso clube de futebol parisiense. Uma tempestade mediática e política que já levou o treinador do PSG a dar a mão à palmatória e a lamentar a “piada de mau gosto”. No plano político as reacções multiplicaram-se, com os governantes a pedirem ao PSG para levar o tema a sério. Sobre a responsabilidade de figuras públicas e as novas tendências alimentares, a RFI ouviu Richard Tavares, responsável pelo financiamento e gestão de programas e projectos de investigação, na área das alterações climáticas e ambiente, na Agência Europeia do Clima, Infra-estruturas e Ambiente, em Bruxelas.  Não se deveria esperar mais responsabilidade por parte de pessoas que ocupam estes lugares? “Sem dúvida que a postura durante a entrevista foi bastante triste, de todo não profissional, nem consciente da sociedade e da realidade. Deveria, sobretudo, num momento destes ou não dizer nada ou simplesmente dar uma desculpa mais razoável. Sobretudo que, hoje em dia, a situação é evidente em termos de eventos extremos, alterações climáticas, apenas os cépticos não aceitam. Pessoas conhecidas e em postos que são claramente exemplos, sobretudo, para os mais novos, deveriam dar um exemplo de responsabilidade e de civismo.” Mesmo depois de Christophe Galtier ter vindo a público dar a mão à palmatória e de ter lamentado aquilo que ele chamou de “piada de mau gosto”, o mal acaba por estar feito? "Exactamente. Há muitos anos que em português se diz que as desculpas se evitam. Neste caso, deveria ponderar o que diz durante as conferências de imprensa para evitar este tipo de reacções, que são reacções extremamente correctas da sociedade, mas acima de tudo, para evitar dar a ideia de que, no meio de futebol e numa esfera de certa forma elevada, não existe uma consciência que deveria ser exemplar, quer ambiental, quer de acções mais moderadas neste tipo de deslocações." Alargando os horizontes, ainda esta quarta-feira, o presidente do senado francês, Gérard Larcher, chamou a atenção para a “crise energética” que se vive e que será agudizada no Inverno. O governo pede esforços às empresas para a redução do consumo de energia.  Olhando para o parque empresarial francês é possível essa sobriedade energética? “Eu diria que será um esforço extremamente elevado segundo o parque industrial e, sobretudo, empresarial. Não diria tanto das grandes empresas, mas mais das pequenas e médias empresas que já são entidades que têm um esforço alargado actualmente a nível económico e energético. Mais esforços serão necessários, mas, pessoalmente, não sei se serão suficientes para diminuir o consumo energético como é esperado ou desejado. E, de facto, haverá impactos quer na produção, quer mesmo a nível da própria rentabilidade financeira e estabilidade das empresas.” Esta sobriedade energética não deveria ser pensada mais alto? Não passa também por mobilizar toda a população? “Nos mais simples actos, utilizar um smartphone, um computador ou um simples aparelho em casa requer electricidade, energia. O consumo tem aumentado significativamente nas últimas décadas. De facto, uma moderação do consumo tem que ser em larga escala, mas infelizmente no seio nacional e mesmo a nível europeu, a componente empresarial e industrial são, digamos, o maior consumidor energético e, de facto, os governos tendem sempre a identificar quem consome mais. Para a população, não diria medidas de redução ou limitativas da parte do governo, mas sobretudo no aspecto do civismo e da educação, em particular, nos mais novos e mais jovens para um consumo mais moderado ou mais consciente actualmente e no futuro.” Inquéritos levados a cabo pela OCDE em Junho, em 20 países ricos, mostram que 60 a 90% das pessoas inquiridas compreendem que as alterações climáticas são provocadas pela actividade humana. Todavia, poucos se dizem dispostos a sacrificar o seu conforto, a reduzir o consumo de carne ou a limitar a utilização do carro, do aquecimento ou do ar condicionado em casa.  O que é que é preciso fazer para mudar comportamentos? “Sobretudo, diria que eventos extremos são a maior alerta para as situações, para a realidade. Temos visto actualmente que os alertas são lançados não apenas europeu, mas a nível mundial. Os hábitos têm que ser mudados, o consumo tem que ser mais racional e, de facto, a sociedade, diria, está consciente a nível de boa vontade, mas em acções do dia-a-dia ainda não está pronta a realmente ter o shift e mudar radicalmente.  Cada vez mais vemos quer na publicidade, quer nos média que consumo é um sinal de bem-estar. Infelizmente, os grupos que promovem a consciencialização ainda são poucos, limitados e são vistos como grupos extremos em medidas que poriam em causa o conforto generalizado.  Diminuir em um ou dois graus a climatização não provoca grande diferença em casa. Mesmo nas gerações anteriores, estava-se com frio em casa, vestia-se mais uma peça de roupa. Hoje dá-se mais importância ao conforto individual do que à própria sociedade em termos gerais.” Acabamos de ter um verão escaldante na Europa, um dos mais quentes da história da Europa ocidental, com fogos florestais de grandes dimensões, rios e ribeiros secos ou com baixos níveis de água e temperaturas extremamente elevadas. É impossível ignorar o impacto do aquecimento global do planeta. Porém, a resposta europeia às alterações climáticas parece que surge a conta-gotas e que vem a reboque os problemas? “Sobretudo porque, hoje em dia, os governos também são bastante direccionados aos aspectos económicos. Ter uma alteração radical, quer nas medidas quer nas acções, implicaria grandes impactos não só apenas, por exemplo, no crescimento económico de um país, mas em toda a cadeia da actividade quer empresarial, quer industrial e, de facto, um governo não quer pôr em causa ou impactar sectores extremamente importantes da sua economia e do próprio país.” No entanto, ao não impactar esses sectores, está a impactar todo o futuro de um país e de uma forma mais lata de um planeta? “Mas também, infelizmente, a própria sociedade ainda não tem uma consciência clara e de acção imediata para provocar ou implicar este tipo de alterações.  Vemos que o uso de carros privados do parque automóvel ainda é extremamente elevado, porque as pessoas preferem o conforto que ter uma consciência. É um aspecto ligado a ambos, quer do governo que, de certa forma, por questões de popularidade, de votos ou económicas, cede muito facilmente a pressões.  Vemos, por exemplo, a Exxon, uma grande empresa petrolífera, que já estava consciente das alterações climáticas desde a década de 1970. Saiu recentemente um relatório que demonstrou este conhecimento e consciência, mas nada foi feito porque, infelizmente, na sociedade generalizada dá-se muito mais importância ao aspecto económico e financeiro do que ao aspecto ambiental e do futuro do nosso planeta.” Como é que comer menos carne pode salvar o planeta?  “Tudo tem a ver com peso e medida. A sociedade ocidental, digamos assim, desde algumas décadas, sobretudo depois da Segunda Guerra Mundial, teve um aumento exponencial do consumo, não apenas de carne, mas de peixe e de outros recursos e alimentos.  Sobretudo a carne, é um tipo de alimento que tem implicações ambientais muito elevadas na cadeia de produção, desde a produção dos cereais até a criação dos animais e mesmo depois de todo o processo.  De facto, hoje em dia, a sociedade, infelizmente, é uma sociedade de sobre-consumo e aí um consumo mais moderado de carne e também de peixe seria um meio que, a médio e longo prazo, contribuiria para a redução de emissões.  Claro está que esta redução também tem impactos no sector agro-alimentar, que depois teria que ser compensado de outra maneira por esta diminuição.” Um dos produtos que está na moda é o abacate. Biológico ou de agricultura intensiva, este superalimento é rei nas mesas veganas e vegetarianas. Todavia a produção do abacate é catastrófica a nível de consumo de água, por exemplo. Deixar de comer carne e passar a comer abacate também não é a solução?  “É preciso ter em atenção que a produção específica de abacate por hectare, comparando com outras produções de frutos, não é das que consome mais. Mas, nestes últimos anos, sobretudo a nível europeu, por exemplo, em Portugal, tem tido um aumento exponencial da área coberta de produção de abacate.  De facto, na produção por hectare o consumo não é tão elevado, mas se formos a ver depois, no total, aí sim, um aumento exponencial provoca um aumento ainda maior do consumo de água que não estava previsto e nem acredito que tenha sido planeado ou estimado antes da própria plantação.  Infelizmente, determinadas tendências alimentares contribuíram para a importação de determinadas espécies e alimentos originários de outros continentes, o abacate, mas não só, a quinoa e outros super-alimentos que, de facto, estão a alterar completamente a paisagem agrícola, sobretudo no sul da Europa.  Uma produção intensiva tem logo impactos ambientais. Estou certo que nos próximos anos, se a tendência de secas mais extremas se instalar, como dizemos no seio da comunidade climática, em termos de eventos extremos, de facto, será necessário repensar toda a estrutura agrícola em regiões como no Algarve.” Esta importação destes super-alimentos para cultivo no sul da Europa, também acontece porque esta região sofre com o aquecimento global do planeta e neste momento tem temperaturas mais elevadas para estes cultivos? “Exactamente, mas seria também muito importante a nível das autoridades e a nível do planeamento agrícola e do território, não a curto prazo, mas a médio e longo prazo, ter estratégias de adaptação às novas condições de temperaturas extremas e de condições hídricas mais limitadas em períodos de seca, que poderão ser cada vez maiores. E aí sim, fazer um estudo de ciclo de vida de todo o processo para verificar se, de facto, vale a pena um investimento massivo neste tipo de produtos ou, sobretudo, uma vez mais, investir numa educação da sociedade para um consumo mais moderado de diferentes alimentos, não apenas da carne, como referimos antes, mas também desde super-alimentos que, uma vez mais, o aumento do consumo é resultado de tendências ou de movimentos vegan ou de outros, e que deveriam ser sobretudo moderados e não levados ao extremo, como vemos em algumas situações.”

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Building Wealth Overseas and Living an International Life

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 23:44


If you're looking to invest and live abroad, then this episode is for you!   The world's most sought-after expat consultant, Mikkel Thorup, sits down with us to provide expert insights on how to legally invest and obtain a second residency and citizenship overseas. Through his travels, he discovered different ways to thrive internationally and he shares these secrets with us today.   Mikkel is the founder and CEO of Expat Money, a private consulting firm started in 2017. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, the Expat Money Show, and wrote the definitive #1-Best Selling book: Expat Secrets - How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money.    [00:01 - 04:29] From School Dropout to World Traveler Mikkel on how he started his business Traveling the world as a teenager and visiting 110 countries From his experiences all over the world, he learns a lot about immigration and taxes He decided to devote himself to entrepreneurship and created a podcast   [04:30 - 13:41] Expanding Your Freedom Overseas Some people want to have a kind of insurance plan or backup plan offshore during these times of uncertainty Overcoming obstacles as an expat They set up an online virtual school for clients' children What are the best places to go to and what are the benefits? You don't need to be a multimillionaire to be able to implement a plan. It depends on the country you plan to go to.   [13:42 - 21:50]  Creating a Foreign Investment Portfolio How investments, especially in real estate, can get you a permanent residency The importance of due diligence and local representation Real estate is an excellent option to hold the value of your worth What makes Panama a great country to go to   [21:51 - 23:44] Closing Segment Reach out to Mikkel!  Links Below Final Words Tweetable Quotes   “The writing is on the wall with these lockdowns that have happened, with the war, with shortages, with diesel running out, with food, with more mandates. You just need a safe place.” - Mikkel Thorup “If I can do this as a high school dropout and a dyslexic who was told that his brain didn't work well and I have a family and I have figured out all these types of things, literally anybody can do this.” - Mikkel Thorup “If you have absolutely no money, then this might be very difficult, but at the same extent, don't need to be a multimillionaire to go offshore by any stretch of the imagination.” - Mikkel Thorup -----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with Mikkel at expatmoney.com. Check out the Expat International School and listen to The Expat Money Show podcast. Join the Expat Money Summit on November 7-11, 2022 for FREE at expatmoneysummit.com.   Connect with me:   I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.     Facebook   LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: [00:00:00] Mikkel Thorup: A lot of people are just looking to sit on the money and just have it hold its value. You know, we've got some dark times ahead of us. Like, I'm not a doomsday prepper by any means, but, I mean, the writing is on the wall, you know, with these lockdowns that have happened, with the war, with shortages, with diesel running out, with food, with more mandates, I mean, you just need a safe place. And for a lot of my people, foreign real estate just kind of tick that box and now they can sleep a lot sounder at night because of it.  [00:00:41] Sam Wilson: Mikkel Thorup is the world's most sought-after expat consultant. He focuses on helping high- net worth private clients to legally mitigate tax liabilities, obtain a second residency and citizenship, and assemble a portfolio of foreign investments. Mikkel, welcome to the show.  [00:00:56] Mikkel Thorup: Thanks very much, Sam. I'm very happy to be here. Amazing show, amazing audience. Hopefully inspire a few people today. [00:01:02] Sam Wilson: Man. I hope so. I'm pumped about this conversation. Mikkel, there are three questions I ask every guest who comes in the show: in 90 seconds or less, can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there?  [00:01:12] Mikkel Thorup: Ooh, in 90 seconds or less. Okay. I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was a small child and they pulled me outta school and sent me to a special school. And I was there for three years, and the only problem, Sam, was, it actually was not a special school. It was a regular school with a special class. And I used to get in a ton of fights and picked on and bullied. And this is no woe is me story. I'm certainly no victim. I got hit and I hit straight back. I would never claim otherwise, but it left a very bad taste in my mouth for school. And long story short, I dropped out of school when I was 12 years old. I stopped going to school when I was 12 and I officially dropped out when I was 15 and I started traveling the world as a teenager. And 22 years later, and I'm still at it. I've visited 110 countries. I've lived in nine and I've circumnavigated the globe over 400 times. And during that process, I have learned just an absolute ton of secrets and different ways of doing things and options and abilities for going offshore and eliminating your tax bill and immigration and the different residencies and passports. So I am certainly no armchair traveler or armchair researcher on this. I really spend my time boots on the ground to go through everything. And I think that's probably why my story resonates with a lot of people.  [00:02:35] Sam Wilson: Well, your story certainly resonates with me. I hated school from the day I showed up to the day, my last day there. Sorry to say it for all you educators and people here. I love, absolutely love to learn. I just hated school.  [00:02:47] Mikkel Thorup: Absolutely.  [00:02:47] Sam Wilson: Yeah. I was like, oh my gosh, please, no, like you count it down. You know, there's 185 school days a year. You're like checking 'em off one at a time going, oh gosh, only nine more years after this. You shouldn't be doing that in third grade, I don't think. But either way, that's the way it was. How in the world did you come up with the business you're in now? Like, okay, so you're a teenager. I'm going to go travel the world, which probably you don't have time on the show to just to tell us all the backstory there, but how did you come up with the business that you're in now? How did you form it as a, even in business planning said, Hey, I think I can go out and make a business out of this.  [00:03:22] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah. So, I mean, when I started traveling, I was doing whatever odd job I could, you know, working in hospitality, working in kitchens, doing whatever I could to make money. Eventually, I got into entrepreneurship and investing when I was in my twenties and I actually spent seven years trading derivatives and doing okay at it. In 2016, 2017 around then I decided that I really wanted to devote myself to just entrepreneurship. And I decided I wanted to take the few things that I love the most in the world. Number one, being investing and number two, living overseas and traveling. So I basically smushed the two of them together. And I created the Expat Money show, which is my podcast, which we're about to celebrate episode 200 of. So that's wild to think over the last six years, 200 episodes. But I mean, that was really the genesis. I had been doing some business consulting and things like that on the side, but that really became my primary thing back then. And that's what I do full time now. And we have literally millions of people who read my stuff and listen to the podcast and lot of really satisfied people. [00:04:29] Sam Wilson: Man, that's cool. What problem are you solving in the marketplace?  [00:04:33] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah, so what we have seen over the last couple of years is that people really realize that they need to have a plan B some type of a backup plan, and some type of political insurance. There's a lot of people who do not agree with the way that COVID has been handled with lockdowns, with mandates, with all of these types of things. Now, I honestly don't care what side of the aisle you sit on, but from my perspective, it's about freedom and liberty and personal choice and personal responsibility. And I think that that is the absolute main thing that we're able to help people with is having that type of political insurance and having a plan B set up. So I get half my people who are just done with the states, done with Canada and they want to move overseas. And another 50%, another half that need to have the plan B. And at some point they might want to actuate that plan, but it's that really, really small niche that's where I live, Sam.  [00:05:28] Sam Wilson: I love the idea of a plan B and I'm sure that in what you do, people commonly throw up objections to why they can't plan B. What are some of those objections you commonly hear and then how do you reasonably overcome those?  [00:05:45] Mikkel Thorup: So, one of the main things that I used to get is families. So people would say, oh, I can't do this because I have kids or my wife is not supportive. Or, you know, I used to get told all the time, oh, this is great, living overseas. But you know, at some point you're going to have to come home and settle down and get a real job and, you know, start a family. I mean, okay. I'm Canadian. Danish heritage. I met my wife in Germany. She's from mainland China. We got married in the Seychelles in Africa. My daughter was born in Abu Dhabi. My son was born in Brazil and we live in Panama right now. So I mean, like if I can do this as a high school dropout and a dyslexic who was told that his brain didn't work well and stuff like this, and I have a family and I have figured out all these types of things, like literally anybody can do this. I mean, yes, there's a lot of knowledge. Yes, there's a lot of that has to go into it. And you know, when I started, there was no one there to support. I had to figure this out myself, but now there's tons of resources we put out at expatmoney.com and all these types of things. So that's number one is, you know, I can't do it because A, B, or C or I can't do it because I have a family or I have kids and they need to go to school. We actually created an online school to solve one of these problems. It's called Expat International School of Freedom on Entrepreneurship. If you go to expatschool.io, it's a completely virtual school. It goes from ages 8 to 19. We've got three different programs in there. And my business partner has been working in education for over 32 years. He's a published, twice-published author, international speaker, thought leader in the ideas of Socratic thinking and Socratic thought. So we try to overcome any and all objectives that people have when they try to go overseas. [00:07:33] Sam Wilson: Right. No, that's really cool. I guess here's a very strategic question. Where are people going? I mean, the COVID lockdowns, whatever it was, the chaos in the US. I mean, it doesn't matter what aisle side you're on, it's all just a crazy show. I think a clown show in the end, but where in the world is the grass even remotely greener? [00:07:53] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah, absolutely. So. It is the number one question is where do we go after all of this? We've seen the most amount of freedom in certain places in Latin America. Mexico pretty much stayed wide open the entire time. We went to Brazil for six months during COVID and it was like, C did not exist there. You would see the random person wearing masks, but that was it. All the restaurants, the bars, everything was still going. Panama is very popular right now. You know, I had a lot of clients coming down here at the Panama. It's also good because the tax situation is fantastic in Panama. There's actually legal ways that you can really eliminate your tax bill and it's one of the things that I do help my clients with. I mean, that comes with a ton of caveats and I'm not getting individual tax advice certainly on an open podcast like this, but we are getting rid of people's tax bills legally. Costa Rica is popular. Nicaragua was even coming up. They stayed completely open during COVID. There's different things in those countries, so you really have to balance what the person is after, what their objectives are and their likes wants, and needs in a hierarchy of different things. But yeah, I would say Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Columbia was doing quite well. And then they elected someone not so great to the presidency a few weeks ago. So we're still watching the situation there, but mostly Latin America. Europe, not many people are interested in Europe anymore, and not many people are interested in Australia or New Zealand. They had an extraordinarily strict lockdown. So actually we're doing the opposite we used, I used to help people get to Australia. Now we're helping people get out. Asia, same thing, not many people going to Asia at the moment either.  [00:09:36] Sam Wilson: Right. Yeah. That's really helpful. Thanks for kind of breaking some of those countries down and places where, you know, people are looking to expand their freedom, or at least just maintain the freedoms that they have. Tell me this, what does somebody need to have in net worth, in business, in dry powder, cash savings, things like that to even begin thinking about doing these, implementing this sort of plan? [00:10:00] Mikkel Thorup: You know, it's really dependent on the country that you're going to go to. I mean, are you going to be able to go to, I don't know, Malta if you're making a thousand dollars a month? No, probably not. I mean, they have a citizenship by investment program. It starts at a million dollars. But there are countries like Nicaragua where the minimum investment for permanent residency, there is only $35,000. That's quite affordable, I would have to say. That gives you a ton of freedom. You can come and go from the country whenever you like. If you have some kind of an online business, you know, you're a coach, a consultant, an Amazon FBA, you have real estate, anything like this, it works perfect because they won't tax you 'cause it's considered a territorial tax system. Now your tax in your home country, we would have to deal with that, but there's still ways around it. And in between. Malta and Nicaragua, there's 101 options in between, but that could kind of paint a little bit of a picture. Yeah, if you have absolutely no money, then this might be very difficult, but you also, at the same extent, don't need to be a multimillionaire to go offshore by any stretch of the imagination. [00:11:10] Sam Wilson: Right, yeah. And I guess that's the question that I think that a lot of people, you know, who are interested in this sort of thing think is like, what's the quickest way to build that plan B now, like how do I implement that now? Maybe I'm not a multimillionaire, but I need to find at least developing that plan B. And I guess so you've answered kind of the money question, how places like, you know, Nicaragua, what you said it was citizenship by investment? [00:11:35] Mikkel Thorup: Multicitizenship by investment in Nicaragua is a permanent residency.. It gives you the legal right to live and work in the country for as long as you want.  [00:11:44] Sam Wilson: What's the difference between that and being a citizen?  [00:11:47] Mikkel Thorup: So the citizen you're actually going to be able to get your passport. So that travel document enter in on that passport. For this, you would still use your US passport or your Canadian passport or your German passport, or whatever it might be. [00:12:00] Sam Wilson: Got it. Got it. What do you see people doing when you talk about foreign investments? Like, what are people doing? Is it all real estate related that they're doing? Or what are people doing right now when you see your clients, you know, for the first time diving into foreign investing? [00:12:14] Mikkel Thorup: The majority is real estate. I mean, I really promote and talk about and believe in tangible assets. I like things that I can touch and smell and feel and you know, real stuff. Yes, we do condos and things like this and commercial real estate. We're also seeing a big boom in agricultural land, timber plantations, these types of things, things that actually produce, which are great for income in Latin America. You know, and we're always trying to pair some type of a residency or citizenship on the back of an investment. I'll give you an example. Panama has a program, it's called the Friendly Nations Visa. It's a $200,000 real estate investment. There's a couple of other ways to qualify, but the best one is a $200,000 real estate investment. And I mean, it's not a government-approved project, meaning you can get real estate anywhere in the country. We do your legal work for you. We go through the contracts and this allows you to get your permanent residency here. So now you can come and go from Panama. You can live here, works as a good plan B, but the best thing, Sam, is to keep your visa active, you only need to visit Panama one day, every two years. Okay, so to put things in context, there's other countries that would need you to be there for six months or there's even some countries that want you to be there pretty much every day of the entire year. Maybe you can go on vacation for seven days, but that's it. But for me, I like these types of programs that have minimal commitment on the ground and then maximum freedom on the back end of that.  [00:13:50] Sam Wilson: Absolutely. How are people finding real estate assets to invest in in places like Panama or any of these other countries? I mean, and have any degree of certainty as to what it is they're getting into? [00:14:03] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah. I mean, that's why a lot of people will come to me because I do a ton of due diligence with everybody that I work with. So we work in, I mean, the extended list of countries is probably 40 countries, but our core countries that I work in is about 21 or 22 different countries. And in all of these countries, I have real estate agents who check our contracts. I always highly, highly, highly suggest that you work with local representation. Don't try to read the contracts and do this yourself. There's just too much to it. I have tons of real estate investors from Canada in the United States. It's a very different ballgame outside of North America, how things function and how things work. So someone would come to me, they would work with me. I would introduce 'em to the lawyers. We could deal with the tax issues. We'd deal with the real estate developer, a broker or real estate agents. We would see how we want it structured. Is it going to be structured in your own name? If so, what are the tax consequences? How are the filing requirements? Same if it was going to be done through an IBC or an LLC, or if we wanted to put it in a trust or a foundation, what are all of the obligations with that? You know, the closing times is the title deed is at least hold, everything like this. This is a pile of things to work through. So I suggest that you work with a professional and certainly local representation.  [00:15:20] Sam Wilson: Are people buying income-producing real estate or a lot of your clients, is it just buying it so that they can then acquire either permanent residency or citizenship? [00:15:31] Mikkel Thorup: I kind of have the whole gambit to be honest. A lot of people are looking for income-producing. But at the same time, I have an equal amount who are just looking to park money offshore. They know that inflation is through the roof right now. The published amounts are probably twice what they've been in the last 20 some odd years. But you know, the unofficial numbers are likely much higher than that. So real estate is an excellent option for someone who wants to just hold the value of their worth. And traditionally we know real estate keeps up with inflation. So you move your money offshore, you get it outside of your country of birth, it can protect you in a lot of ways from litigation. There's a lot of ways that we can do things privately, anonymously, you know, especially when we're using different types of structures, like a foundation. And a lot of people are just looking to sit on the money and just have it hold its value. We've got some dark times ahead of us. Like I'm not a doomsday prepper by any means, but I mean, the writing is on the wall, you know, with these lockdowns that have happened, with the war, with shortages, with diesel running out, with food, with more mandates, I mean, you just need a safe place. And for a lot of my people, foreign real estate just kind of ticks that box and now they can sleep a lot sounder at night because of it.  [00:16:49] Sam Wilson: Outside of maybe the COVID lockdowns and you know, some of those maybe having less restrictions, why are these countries such as Panama or Costa Rica or Nicaragua, why are those good places to go to? I guess what makes them more favorable over somewhere else?  [00:17:10] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah. I mean, there are many different reasons. I'll tell you a couple of mine. If you're actually going to spend time in the country, we're talking about food-independent countries, water-independent countries. I personally like Panama a lot more than Costa Rica. Costa Rica is really highly dependent on their tourism sector. Now Panama does have a tourism sector, which is excellent, and we get foreign direct investment coming in because of that. But we also have two other really important things. Number one is the Panama Canal, which brings in literally billions of dollars a year into the economy, you know? This will also bring products and goods and services into the country because of the Canal itself. But one of the other thing that a lot of people don't know and understand is that Panama is actually the center of the banking sector for Latin America. So what ends up happening as countries turn socialists like Venezuela and Peru and Bolivia and you know, hopefully not Columbia, but we'll see what happens. The business owners, the factory owners, the people who have wealth, the entrepreneurs, the people who create things, they get their money out of those countries and the first place that they move it to is Panama and the first thing that they do is they put it into real estate. Now, this is not a market, which is highly leveraged. It's going to be extraordinarily difficult to get a mortgage here. So people are paying cash for things, which means it's very, very stable. So as I said, we've got the tourism industry that has lots of money coming in from that,we have the Panama Canal, we have the banking sector, we have the real estate market, and then we have it as the center of the offshore world. So there's more companies incorporated here than anywhere else in the world, outside of Hong Kong. And we're seeing a massive exodus of companies from Hong Kong as China gets more aggressive with Hong Kong. So they're moving things out of there and they're moving to a safer jurisdiction like Panama. Does that make sense? [00:19:04] Sam Wilson: It makes all the sense. I mean, no pun intended, makes all the sense in the world. That's absolutely awesome. I love what you said there about food and water- independent countries. I think that's something that people just aren't really paying attention to right now is where are things going on a food supply basis. I mean, we've got an absolute war on energy. We've got a war on food, as you've seen, you know, here recently, where was where was the tractor? The big tractor convoys? Was that in the Netherlands? Where was that?  [00:19:31] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah, there was a big one in the Netherlands with the manure and going to the...  [00:19:34] Sam Wilson: Yes. [00:19:34] Mikkel Thorup: Government buildings and stuff like that.  [00:19:37] Sam Wilson: Right. So we've got the head of what's Exxon here recently saying that that they'll never be another refinery built in the United States, another oil refinery. So we've got a war on energy. You've got a war on food. Fertilizer prices have gone bananas. My brother's a farmer up in Ohio and he owns like 5,000 acres. And he's like, my gosh, 'cause I called him. I called him earlier this year. I said, and like January, I said, Hey man, if you lock in your fertilizer prices for this year, he's like, no, not, yeah. I was like, dude, the writing's on the wall. It's going through the roof. And then like three months ago he called me, he was like, dude, fertilizer prices have gone through the roof. I'm like, yeah. I told you this was coming. And like you said, the, you know, the diesel shortages, fuel shortages, food, and water-independent countries. I mean, that's going to be a critical and a place where food can grow year-round. [00:20:20] Mikkel Thorup: I lived in the middle east in Abu Dhabi for eight years. And I had a great time there and it was beautiful and it was very safe and it was a great place. But when I saw the writing on the wall, I was like, no, I got to get my family out of here. I mean, literally, everything is brought into the country. They're building 11 nuclear reactors there. I have a friend of mine who sits on the board of directors for the project. And he was telling me as soon, like day one, when the projects go live, 60% of it will be going to desalination for water. They're so behind in their water production, that 60% of the nuclear power will be going straight to that. And I'm like, I don't want to be in a country which is so dependent on energy for these one things. It's like, I needed to get somewhere where we have rainfall, where we can grow everything. It's all like a volcanic soil here in central America is basically, you know how this was formed. So you just take a seed, you throw it in the ground, and tomorrow you have a fruit tree and it's producing. I'm being silly, but I mean, it's true. Like, anything and everything grows here. This makes me feel a lot more stable and secure, right?  [00:21:26] Sam Wilson: Yeah. Hands down, hands down. And being in a place like Panama is a place where people want to go. That's where, like you said, you're attracting the best producers in the world. If all your businesses, all your business, people from socialist countries, people in Hong Kong, they're like, Hey, I'm out, I'm out. And we're going to go somewhere else where our interests can be protected and continue to thrive. Then they're just going to come into that economy. And it's just going to get that much stronger. [00:21:50] Mikkel Thorup: Exactly.  [00:21:50] Sam Wilson: That's really, really cool. Mikkel, I love what you're doing. This speaks very, very near and dear to me. So I appreciate you coming on the show today and kind of just sharing with us what you're doing for you and for your clients, how you guys have thrived living around the world, the programs you guys are putting out, and it was expatmoney.com is your website, right? [00:22:09] Mikkel Thorup: Correct. expatmoney.com.  [00:22:11] Sam Wilson: Expatmoney.com So make sure we certainly, certainly check that out. I know you had several other resources on there. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do that?  [00:22:21] Mikkel Thorup: Yeah, absolutely. So we're actually doing an online summit. It's November 7th to 11th. Tickets are completely free. There's no charge to attend. If you guys go to expatmoneysummit.com, expatmoneysummit.com. You're going to be able to pick up a free ticket on there. Now we do have a paid ticket. We got a VIP option. If you guys want a bunch of bonuses and a lot of other cool stuff, that's great, but it's certainly not mandatory. And if you're just curious about these things and how they fit together and the tax strategies and the different countries and the residencies and the real estate options, then you got to check out the summit. We're putting on a ton of things we were talking before the show, Sam. My friend, Doug Casey, he'll be a speaker. Ron Paul is going to be a speaker. We've got some really, really fantastic people this year. So expatmoneysummit.com. [00:23:11] Sam Wilson: That is fantastic. Mikkel, thank you so much. Appreciate you coming on today and have a great rest of your afternoon. [00:23:17] Mikkel Thorup: Pleasure's all mine. Thanks, Sam. 

The Carbon Connection
DRILLED - The Bell Labs of Energy with Amy Westervelt

The Carbon Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 18:51


SUMMARY In this episode of The Carbon Connection, we explore how Exxon, one of the world's biggest emitters of CO2, once had a goal to become the “Bell Labs of Energy” with Amy Westervelt, host of the Drilled podcast. This powerful episode tells the disturbing story of greed, short-sightedness, and climate denial. In the 1970s, Exxon knew climate change was a matter of when not if. Employing a team of brilliant scientists to study renewable energy and the effects of greenhouse gases, they were poised to become a leader in alternative energy. But it wasn't to be. This episode looks at how Exxon missed a huge opportunity– instead of becoming a leader in the field of alternative energy, it became a nefarious player in the current climate disaster. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bell-labs-of-energy/id1439735906?i=1000423823366 (Drilled) is a podcast series by investigative climate journalist Amy Westervelt. Now in its 7th season, Drilled is part of Critical Frequency, a women-run podcast network.  The Carbon Connection is part of the https://thecarbonalmanac.org (Carbon Almanac) network of podcasts. To learn more about climate change and energy companies, click https://thecarbonalmanac.org/114/ (here). To learn more about alternative energy, click https://thecarbonalmanac.org/232/ (here). CONTRIBUTORS Special Acknowledgment: Amy Westervelt, host of Drilled and executive producer of the independent podcast production company Critical Frequency. Episode Producer: Katherine Palmer Editor: Tania Marien Production Team: Anna Cosentino, Mary Pafford, Dr. Lynda Ulrich Senior Producer: Tania Marien Supervising Producer: Jennifer Myers Chua Music: Cool Carbon Instrumental, Paul Russell, Musicbed Episode Art: Jennifer Myers Chua Network Voiceover: Olabanji Stephen

Breakaway Wealth Podcast
Carbon Investing and Accelerated Depreciation with Michelle Kimbro

Breakaway Wealth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 30:13


Michelle Kimbro is a nursing executive turned investment entrepreneur here to teach us how to reduce your taxable income by investing in carbon capture and storage technology using accelerated depreciation. Michelle literally drills down into cash-on-cash ways of doing this, using innovative new offshore drilling and carbon capture technology that incentivizes tax breaks through accelerated depreciation.    Michelle's patented mobile carbon capture technology contracts with Exxon and their technology sits atop the pipeline and simultaneously absorbs and cleans the CO2 emissions to EPA standards. That is then re-injected back into the same well site for what is called ‘enhanced oil recovery'. This saves Exxon a lot of money to sequester the CO2 (as they'd ordinarily have to haul it off to a processing plant and then sell to a secondary market). This closed service is far more lucrative.    Michelle's company raises capital for the equipment and revenue shares with Exxon on the additional barrels of oil that come out of the well site. The kicker is that they can leverage a portion of the tax code favorable to oil and gas – and leverage bonus depreciation in year one for their investors. This is the last year where bonus depreciation is set at 100% (next year, it goes to 80%, with a 20% reduction until it's phased out).   A $100K investment, for example, would yield a 2X return ($200K), factoring in bonus depreciation. If you're paying 40% on tax, you can reduce your taxable income by $80K. This is huge for someone living in a high-income state. Plus, it cash flows. If you average the annual rate of return over seven years, it's between 25 - 26%. As Jim says, “Wow, where else are you going to get that?”    This investment is for someone looking for a tax play to reduce their taxable income – as well as being something that cash flows. And, with an additional 80 000 IRS agents looking into the real estate market, this investment seems even more appealing. This offering is a 506C offering for accredited investors only. - Connect with Jim Oliver:   Facebook: CreateTailwind & Jim Oliver Website: https://createtailwind.com/ YouTube: CreateTailwind LinkedIn: Jim Oliver Join the Community: https://community.createtailwind.com/ RSVP for the next community Q&A HERE: https://community.createtailwind.com/events   Connect with Michelle Kimbro: Email: michelle@gopolarisinvestments.com Website: emprinvestor.com

Lead With Your Brand!™
S3E35 : The Master Relationship Builder : Donna Fujimoto Cole, President/CEO Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc.

Lead With Your Brand!™

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 44:31


Jayzen is excited to welcome Donna Fujimoto Cole to the show. With support and encouragement from her clients, Donna started Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. at the age of 27 as a certified minority and women owned business to help them meet their government purchasing goals.. She has grown the company to be a global force in the industry by focusing on what she does best, fostering strong relationships with those around her. She has an amazing leadership style and years of insight to share. She has served on many national and regional boards and currently serves as Trustee of the Rockwell Fund, Boards of the Center Asian Pacific American Women, Executive Advisory Board of ISM Houston, The National Veterans Network, the Women's Home and Capital Campaign forAsian Health Coalition dba Hope Clinic. In 2021, Ms. Cole received the Japanese Imperial Decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays for her contribution to promote regional exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. Guest Bio Donna Fujimoto Cole President/CEO Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. After four years in the chemical industry, Donna Fujimoto Cole founded Cole Chemical in 1980 at the age of 27, divorced with a four-year old daughter with $5,000 from savings at the encouragement of the chemical buyers at Exxon, Shell, Monsanto and Dupont to start a certified minority and women owned business to help them meet their government purchasing goals. Ms. Cole not only hires minority and women she pioneered 2nd tier reporting of their own m/wbe purchases to her customers in 1982. After 42 years, Ms. Cole has started, sold, invested and divested many types of businesses; from civil construction, to drilling loss circulation materials, chemical manufacturing, real estate, promotional advertising, distribution, warehousing, blending and packaging, to provide financing alternatives, back office support and IT integration with supply chain management services. She has relationships with Fortune 500 global companies on the supply and customer side of business while receiving quality service awards, recognition for leadership and mentoring others with awards from the US Small Business Administration and Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. She has served on many national and regional boards and currently serves as Trustee of the Rockwell Fund, Boards of the Center Asian Pacific American Women, Executive Advisory Board of ISM Houston, The National Veterans Network, the Women's Home and Capital Campaign for Asian Health Coalition dba Hope Clinic. Autumn 2021 Ms. Cole received the Japanese Imperial Decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays for her contribution to promote regional exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. Ms. Cole attended University of Texas - Pan American and graduated from Manpower Business Training Institute in Computer Operations and Programming in1972. Links To learn more about Lead With Your Brand system, please visit: LeadWithyYourBrand.com To book Jayzen for a speaking engagement or workshop at your company, visit: JayzenPatria.com

Conspiracy! The Show
What Exxon Knew About Global Warming

Conspiracy! The Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 60:24


Adam and Olivia recap an infuriating Paramount+ documentary about Exxon's role in hiding evidence of global warming from the general public for decades.

The Climate Daily
WA and Other States Join California on Path to Clean Cars, Court Reverses Trump-Era Offshore Drilling Leases, Judge Upholds $14 Million Exxon Pollution Fine 

The Climate Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 7:08


Norm Nathan's Vault of Silliness
Norm Nathan's Vault of Silliness - Ep 102

Norm Nathan's Vault of Silliness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 100:27


Today’s episode in a NNS from September 1st and possibly the 10th, 1994. I have titled it: ‘Radio Hopscotch’ because there’s a lot of skipping from call to call. It appears to be the last hour of the 9/1 broadcast and then we jump ahead to some other September nights and conclude with what is labelled as 9/10. Brian McKinley was producing. I found this whole cassette to be endlessly entertaining. There’s a lot here for me to whet your appetite with. It all begins with a call from Fred in Medford about WHDH. Skip to Norm talking about a pianist who seemed to know how to play every song. 36 musicians in some orchestra with I believe Dave McKenna? Norm sat two tables away from Frank Sinatra! Skip to talking to Robert from Everett! Now we are in for a treat as this is the first of TWO calls from Robert in this episode! Norm was going to be participating in a charity comedy show at the Comedy Connection. Skips to a different caller from Maryland (maybe named Irv?) talking about WBZ history and a question for Norm, “Who were the talent known as ‘The Live Five?’” You’ll have to stay tuned for the answers. Norm had recently spoken to Jess Cain. Norm cites Jess as an inspiration to because of all the wild stuff he would do on WHDH and Norm felt he had to keep up and be wild too. We hear from Charlie in Abington with some broadcasting advice for Norm Then Larry who started listening about a year ago when he began a third shift job as a security guard and loves the show. Norm teases the guest for tomorrow night (kind of) then the kids in the Teen Canteen whoop it up one more time and he sends it to the morning news. Now on to a Jack traffic report and spot for Store 24 Lovell Dyett makes an appearance! Norm talks to Lovell about Sophia Loren and the temptations that are flaunted at big time radio folks. Norm enlightens us on his most recent one. Moving on, here’s Norm introducing Rob Floyd in Traffic but no report because we skip to a caller, Kathy. Fred from NJ talking about a lady who sends him apple pies. The worst he’s ever tasted. He also tells a story about being at a BBQ and overhearing a conversation. The woman, when she was younger, couldn’t go to sleep at night until she checked under the bed. Sparked a conversation where many people there had done the same thing. That prompts Norm to mention a play called ‘Small Wonder’ A very interesting plot that I’m certain you’ll ‘see the point too.’ Norm worries more about walking down a dark city street than living in the woods. Norm has never seen a UFO. Let’s Jump to Norm talking with Jim Morley or Morlia, a toll taker on the Tobin Bridge for 20+ years. We get some insight into the big-time broadcasting dollars he was paid when he began his radio career. Next caller, Tom, says a bad word and apologizes. Tom also said how sorry he was to hear about Norm’s wife Norma passing. She had been gone for nearly three years. Norm tells a great story about Fr. Dick Schmaruk who gave the eulogy at Norma’s services. Next caller, Mike, who believes he met Linda Chase and tells the Howard Stern fans to be nice. Norm teases a guest for the next show and he signs off from another September day. Here’s the next night with Norm talking to traffic reporter Rob Floyd who needs to call Norm’s brother in-law to fix some stuff. Norm takes the blame for Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden. Suddenly there’s a Jack traffic spot for Exxon and then Jack reports on every work crew in and around Boston. All I’ll say next is Jack, gawkers and cockpit. Norm says he’s the ‘throw-away act&rsquo

Squawk on the Street
Musk's New Push to Exit Twitter Deal, Exxon-Russia Dispute, Best Buy's Boost and the "Powell Sell-off" 8/30/22

Squawk on the Street

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 42:06


Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber led off the show by discussing Elon Musk's newest filing aimed at terminating his agreement to buy Twitter -- he cites whistleblower allegations against the company. The anchors also explored the markets looking to rebound from two days of selling due to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole comments. Also in focus: ExxonMobil's project dispute with Russia intensifies, Best Buy spikes on an earnings beat, energy stocks fall, meme stocks' volatility, plus shares of First Solar heat up -- how $1.2 billion fits into the picture.

Squawk on the Street
CNBC SPECIAL: ExxonMobil at the Crossroads Part 1

Squawk on the Street

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 36:08


ExxonMobil and the Energy Transition: CNBC's David Faber begins his comprehensive look at ExxonMobil with a journey to the company's New Mexico operations in the Permian Basin, the world's most productive petroleum region.  He also dives into the history of ExxonMobil, explores criticism that the company fostered public uncertainty about climate change and recounts the 2021 shareholder rebellion that led to three new directors being named to Exxon's board.  Faber interviews CEO Darren Woods on the pressures he faces to increase production, decrease carbon emissions, and keep his shareholders happy.  With an examination of Exxon's energy transition projects in Houston and New Jersey, Faber also finds out that some experts question whether the company's goals are adequate or feasible.  He interviews activists who fear ExxonMobil is prolonging society's dependence on fossil fuels and delaying progress of an essential shift towards sustainable, renewable energy. For more CNBC Documentaries: cnbc.com/documentaries

Talent Takeover Unfiltered
An interview with Richard Borger

Talent Takeover Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 19:17


While working at Exxon, Richard made the transition from a Chemical Engineer to a Recruiter within the company. This unique career path offers us some great perspective from both sides of the coin.In this fantastic conversation we cover so much; from job security in different industries to what it means to be a subject matter expert and how it plays a role in your successes. Richard offers a great perspective on being a jack of all trades, and so much more. Don't forget to stay to the end for Richard's Broke to Boss Tip as well, it's a good one!You can always connect with Brianna + Taylor on Instagram at @talent_takeover_unfiltered

Dave Troy Presents
Big Oil's Big Lie with Amy Westervelt

Dave Troy Presents

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 73:26


Amy Westervelt is an investigative journalist, radio reporter, and podcast storyteller who has been tracking the oil and gas industry's climate denialism for over twenty years. Her podcast series, "Drilled" and "Rigged" tell the story of how the oil industry and big business have used influence to shape public discourse, perception, and regulation. Dave talked with Amy about the history of Big Oil's deceptive practices, and what, if anything, we can do about it going forward. Learn more about Amy's work at https://criticalfrequency.org Keywords: oil, gas, climate, fascism, drilled, rigged, influence, Exxon, Mobil, Ivy Ledbetter Lee, Edward Bernays, PSYOPs, military intelligence, Herb Schmertz, Valdez, oil spills, environment, climate, warming, denialism, cults, public relations, Edelman, arctic, Putin, drilling, Ukraine.

Creative Capital
Creative Capital Podcast 189: Demystifying The Oil Industry And Capitalizing On Mineral Rights With Grant Norwood

Creative Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 43:26 Transcription Available


As CEO of Norwood Energy Corp., Grant handles the day operations and evaluations of oil and gas prospects and minerals. Grant has successfully worked on projects in the Oklahoma SCOOP and STACK basin's, active areas around Texas, as well as the Illinois Basin, Kansas and Louisiana. Grant's specialty is recognizing opportunity hot spots in undiscovered areas of the country where they can operate significantly below what it costs the oil giant's you're familiar with, such as Exxon or Chevron. Grant couples his expertise with the desire to help your everyday passive investor get involved in what is one of the most lucrative, but inaccessible, industries in the world. What we talk about today is unique to the show since we've never discussed the oil and gas industry before, but this is NOT one to miss!  We dive into mineral rights and how that plays into real estate transactions and specifically how mineral rights can be an extremely lucrative investment when when done correctly.  If you've always been intrigued with other real estate investment options... This is one I'd pay extra close attention to... Let's jump in!

ALBERTO PADILLA
El Salvador fracasó en el intento, pero los Argentinos están demostrando una utilidad práctica para las criptomonedas. Análisis con @HaroldVasquez.

ALBERTO PADILLA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 59:54


-Si Walmart está bien: el País no puede estar tan mal. -Warren Buffett apuesta por economía de EEUU. -Disney tiene un ¨pirata abordo¨, que quiere partir la empresa. -Economía China tiene el problema opuesto que resto del mundo. -Exxon es una enana al lado de Aramco. -Inicia campaña presidencial en Brasil, con Bolsonaro -abajo en las encuestas- asegurando que perderá por fraude.

Santa Barbara Talks with Josh Molina
Santa Barbara Talks 127: Linda Krop

Santa Barbara Talks with Josh Molina

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 20:42


Linda Krop, chief counsel for the Environmental Defense Center, joins Santa Barbara Talk with Josh Molina this week for a conversation about Carmen Ramirez, Exxon's lawsuit against Santa Barbara County and the controversy around wind energy in San Luis Obispo County. Ramirez died on Friday after she was reportedly hit by a truck in Oxnard. She was a champion of environmental justice and was known regionally for her work in the Latinx community. She also served on the Oxnard City Council. Krop shares a story about how Ramirez fought to preserve Ormand Beach in Oxnard. The conversation then shifts to Exxon's lawsuit against Santa Barbara County over the denial of its effort to ship oil on trucks in Santa Barbara County. Three other companies are also looking to truck oil in Santa Barbara County. The conversation ends with talks about wind energy in turbines in Morro Bay and the recent action by the California Coastal Commission to move forward with surveys to determine the impact of the turbines on sea life. Krop has worked at EDC as a staff attorney since 1989 and as Chief Counsel since 1999. Consider a donation to this podcast at www.santabarbaratalks.com Subscribe to this podcast at @Santa Barbara Talks with Josh Molina Josh Molina has been a journalist in Santa Barbara for 20 years. He also covered City Hall for the San Jose Mercury News. In addition to working as a reporter at Noozhawk, he teaches journalism at Cal State University, Northridge and Santa Barbara City College. Please subscribe to his You Tube channel for more content.

The Shrimp Tank Podcast Atlanta - The Best Entrepreneur Podcast In The Country

Bill Falconer / Founder & Chief Executive of Live Oak Caregivers Bill Falconer is the Founder and Chief Executive of Live Oak Caregivers. He has over 30 years of business consulting and professional services experience, specializing in business strategy, customer relationship management and training teams of service providers. Live Oak Caregivers is dedicated to providing professional in-home care giving services that promote wellness, dignity, safety and quality of life while supporting the vital activities of daily living. We strive to deliver the level of care and compassion that we would insist on for our own family members. - Licensed in Georgia and Tennessee with offices in Atlanta and Chattanooga - Successfully completed over ONE MILLION hours of caregiving - 160+ of our active caregivers have logged more then 1,000 hours of care for us - 50 of our caregivers have completed 5,000 hours of caregiving Live Oak Caregivers is NOT a franchise. We are a privately held organization focused on serving families. Having delivered over half a million hours of elderly care to many different clients with varying health and cognitive challenges, we have the experience to care for your loved ones. As an effort to ensure the safety of our clients, we conduct comprehensive background checks on each of our 300+ caregivers. Our background screening includes criminal record history, motor vehicle history, employment references, education history, TB testing and sex offender registries.  Through a comprehensive hiring and training program, we ensure that each of our 300+ caregivers are highly qualified, and demonstrate patience, respect and encouragement with every client. Our mission is to provide the very best service in the home care industry, and help our clients enjoy as much independence as possible while remaining in their own homes. Prior to Live Oak Caregivers, Bill served as President of Summit Industries, a consumer and health care products manufacturing company and was the Co-Founder of Midtown Consulting Group, a strategic business management consultancy. He also serviced as Vice President at The North Highland Company, where he led their CRM and Business Intelligence practices in Atlanta and was a Sr. Manager in Accenture's Strategic Services practice.  Prior to attending business school, he served as a Sr. Engineer for Exxon. Bill grew up in Athens, Georgia, received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University. Bill and his wife, Sharon, have four children. https://youtu.be/LuZrlJnfKHM Ted Jenkin / Oxygen Financial (Host) Lee Heisman / Savant CTS (Host) Bill Falconer / Live Oak Caregivers (Guest)

Die Presse 18'48''
Konzernen die Rekordgewinne wegnehmen? „Es spricht viel dagegen in Österreich"

Die Presse 18'48''

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 15:11


So gut wie jeder Österreicher wird derzeit mit gestiegenen Gas- und Strompreisrechnungen konfrontiert. Doch während die Bürger zahlen, fahren Energiekonzerne zum Teil Rekordgewinne ein. Ist das fair? Und kann eine Übergewinnsteuer einen sinnvollen Ausgleich schaffen? Oder ist das der falsche Weg? Darüber sprechen in dieser Folge David Freudenthaler und Aloysius Widmann aus der „Presse“-Wirtschaftsredaktion.  Gast: Aloysius Widmann Host: Eva Winroither/David Freudenthaler Schnitt: Audiofunnel/Alexander Weller Credits: BBC -------------------------- Diese Podcast-Folge wurde in redaktioneller Unabhängigkeit produziert und mit Mitteln aus der kommunalen Impfkampagne finanziell unterstützt. Ist es bei Ihnen schon Zeit für die nächste Corona-Schutzimpfung? Dann lassen Sie sich jetzt kostenlos impfen. [Hier finden Sie alle Details und die Möglichkeit zur Anmeldung.](https://impfservice.wien/) Wenn Sie mehr Qualitätsjournalismus lesen wollen, dann abonnieren Sie „Die Presse“, gedruckt oder digital im Premium-Angebot. Alle Infos dazu finden Sie [hier.](https://abo.diepresse.com/) Wenn Sie unseren Podcast mögen und automatisch von einer neuen Ausgabe erfahren wollen, dann aktivieren Sie die Push-Notifications für alle Presse-Podcasts in unserer App oder folgen Sie dem Podcast-Kanal der Presse auf Spotify, Apple oder Google Podcast.

Permit To Think
Shawn Combs - The Wizard of Rod

Permit To Think

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 104:38


In this episode I sit down with Shawn Combs.  Shawn is the Director of product design and development for fishing, hunting and dogs at the Orvis Company.  He is also the lead designer for rods and reels.  Shawn originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky where he grew up in the world of retail as his parents owned a specialty hunting and fishing shop.  Shawn went to the University of Louisville where he graduated with a master's in mechanical engineering.  After a 10-year stint in the mechanical engineering world working for the likes of Exxon, GE and Lockheed Martin doing various small jobs all over the world, like developing and designing nuclear fuel for submarines, Shawn was on a flight back to upstate NY from UT, and then things changed.  He happened to sit next to Steve Hemkens who at the time was the head of product development at the Orvis company (and also the older brother of Mikey Hemkens Episode 12) and asked him if he could borrow a copy of his Drake Magazine.  (a grassroots journal for fly fishing enthusiasts) Five months later Shawn started working at the Orvis company and has been there ever since.  I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Shawn since the time he started his professional journey in the fly-fishing industry.  From where I sit, Shawn is an extraordinary talent and mind when it comes to developing products in the fly-fishing industry, and the proof is in the products.  In talking with Shawn in regard to the products that he and Orvis create, his ability to converse on an earthly level in order to collaborate is wildly impressive.  Shawn currently lives in Winhall, VT with his wife Kate (grandfather-built bamboo rods at Orvis in the 50-70's quite the coincidence) and his two daughters Blair, Isla.  Without further adieu please welcome Shawn Combs to the show!Be sure to subscribe to this show on iTunes, Spotify, and your favorite podcast hosting platform. Check our website (www.permittothink.com), subscribe to the newsletter, and get updates on the show.  Please forward the show onto anyone who you think might dig it. Reviews help, thank you!

Reservations with Rachel
Ep. 7: Wine you get from the Exxon

Reservations with Rachel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 37:34


Demetrius a rapper from Frederick, Maryland joins to talk about how he got into the wine industry. Owner of a Bar and cigar essentials business, he shares how he got started, his views on several wines while also sharing a few laughs. This conversation was following so well that this  is only part 1 of the chat with Demetrius. Stay tuned for part 2 where stories about customer service and restaurant experiences are told.Box 154: Bar & Cigar Essentials -  WeArebox154.com - Instagram: @WeAreBox154 TikTok: @WeAreBox154205 DryRed Phone Booth- Atlanta   The Wine Kitchen Frederick Wine House Windridge Vineyard 

Slate Star Codex Podcast
Why Not Slow AI Progress?

Slate Star Codex Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 21:47


Machine Alignment Monday 8/8/22 https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/why-not-slow-ai-progress The Broader Fossil Fuel Community Imagine if oil companies and environmental activists were both considered part of the broader “fossil fuel community”. Exxon and Shell would be “fossil fuel capabilities”; Greenpeace and the Sierra Club would be “fossil fuel safety” - two equally beloved parts of the rich diverse tapestry of fossil fuel-related work. They would all go to the same parties - fossil fuel community parties - and maybe Greta Thunberg would get bored of protesting climate change and become a coal baron. This is how AI safety works now. AI capabilities - the work of researching bigger and better AI - is poorly differentiated from AI safety - the work of preventing AI from becoming dangerous. Two of the biggest AI safety teams are at DeepMind and OpenAI, ie the two biggest AI capabilities companies. Some labs straddle the line between capabilities and safety research. Probably the people at DeepMind and OpenAI think this makes sense. Building AIs and aligning AIs could be complementary goals, like building airplanes and preventing the airplanes from crashing. It sounds superficially plausible. But a lot of people in AI safety believe that unaligned AI could end the world, that we don't know how to align AI yet, and that our best chance is to delay superintelligent AI until we do know. Actively working on advancing AI seems like the opposite of that plan. So maybe (the argument goes) we should take a cue from the environmental activists, and be hostile towards AI companies. Nothing violent or illegal - doing violent illegal things is the best way to lose 100% of your support immediately. But maybe glare a little at your friend who goes into AI capabilities research, instead of getting excited about how cool their new project is. Or agitate for government regulation of AI - either because you trust the government to regulate wisely, or because you at least expect them to come up with burdensome rules that hamstring the industry. While there are salient examples of government regulatory failure, some regulations - like the EU's ban on GMO or the US restrictions on nuclear power - have effectively stopped their respective industries.

The Skepsis Telegraph
52. Disney and the Dems | Women Make K2 History | Monkeypox Global Emergency | Record Oil Profits | Marc Cuban's Cryptic Crypto Prediction

The Skepsis Telegraph

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 103:30


  Welcome to this new episode of The Skepsis Telegraph where we look into what we don't know about what we do know. And on this episode we discuss first Disney and the Democrats going back and forth about censoring the Democrats' ads. The Democrats claim that Disney and Hulu are not running their ads because they do not care about having people know the truth about MAGA Republicans. It's all weird   We then talk about two women who made history on K2, the first Pakistani women to summit. Woo!   We then discuss how monkeypox is now a global emergency, looking into some stats and details about monkeypox in Africa and the new monkeypox that has mysteriously spread into Europe and the US.   We then discuss Exxon, Chevron and Shell recording record high profits on gas and oil for the first and second quarter. What really is going here? Politics or big business?   We then finish the episode discussing Marc Cuban's latest prediction on the cryptocurrency world regarding having to potentially register tokens. This is off the heels of a Coinbase insider getting into trouble for giving inside scoops to his friends that made easy money on the market.    Wild stuff happening in the world and we are here to look into it for it. Tune in, subscribe and join the conversation. And thank you! follow us on twitter, Gettr and Instagram, and youtube.  @illuminatitele Click on the bands that we are in, listen to our projects and come to a show. Death of Skepsis  Golgothan (Spotify) Golgothan (BandCamp)  Alfred and the Teddinators  CoolDill  Metamorphicon  Dillon Crozier  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theskepsistelegraph/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theskepsistelegraph/support

The PetroNerds Podcast
Earnings, Recession, and Oil Demand

The PetroNerds Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 44:18


Recorded on August 2, 2022 https://youtu.be/SyEGad8AmPY Recession, China, Taiwan, inflation and concerns about oil demand on the brain? PetroNerds has you covered. Episode 54 of the PetroNerds podcast is a 44 min jam packed intel ridden podcast covering Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and tensions with China, Exxon's earnings call, and Chris Wright's fantastic statement on the energy transition, investment pressure, and leadership in oil and gas in Liberty Energy's Q2 2022 earnings call. Trisha Curtis, CEO of PetroNerds and host of the PetroNerds podcast, walks listeners through current oil and natural gas prices and price pressure on oil prices. WTI $95.78, Brent $101.91, Henry Hub $7.89, Dutch TTF $/MMBtu $60, 30 Year Mortgage 5.05%, 10 Year Yield 2.71%. Trisha discusses Europe's energy crisis, Spain instituting caps on air conditioning and heating temperatures, Germany's increasing coal burn, the stock market and the Fed, inflation, and Walmart's earnings miss and food inflation.

Cool Solutions
Fox in the Henhouse: Getting Oily Hands Off Climate Research

Cool Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 28:01


For decades university departments, liberally lubricated with fossil fuel dollars, have been turning out research that adds a scholarly veneer to the industry's policy agenda. First that was opposing the regulation of oil and gas; now it's promoting carbon capture so they can keep selling their product. Students and faculty are shining a light on fossil fuel infiltration of academia and organizing to ban fossil fuel dollars from climate and energy research. We talk with undergrads and PhD students at Stanford and George Washington University about their research showing how fossil fueled research is skewing climate policy and how they are organizing to stop it. 

The Mineral Rights Podcast: Mineral Rights | Royalties | Oil and Gas | Matt Sands
MRP 165: Live from NARO Convention! Mineral Rights News August 2022

The Mineral Rights Podcast: Mineral Rights | Royalties | Oil and Gas | Matt Sands

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 26:41


We recorded this month's Mineral Rights Podcast news episode live at the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) state Convention in Denver, CO.  We discuss how Exxon and Chevron's record profits stack up to other industries, Ovintiv sells Uinta Basin acreage, and New Mexico's oil and gas emissions rule becomes law, and the current rig count! Exxon and Chevron Report Record Profits on High Oil Prices - The New York Times Colorado oil producer Ovintiv sells assets in two U.S. basins, returns money to shareholders - Denver Business Journal New Mexico's nationally leading oil and gas emissions rule becomes law As always, you can go to mineralrightspodcast.com to find the links to these articles and other resources mentioned in this episode. To send us an article you would like us to cover in a future episode, please email feedback@mineralrightspodcast.com

Actionable Intelligence Alert
US Oil Majors Report Record Quarterly Results. AIA Weekly 7-30-22

Actionable Intelligence Alert

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 51:56


Exxon and Chevron reported record quarterly results this week as record refining margins along with high oil prices resulted in excellent results. European oil majors also reported excellent results with several companies announcing additional returns of capital to shareholders via share buybacks.

CommSec
Morning Report 1 Aug 22: US sharemarkets rose on Friday

CommSec

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 5:05


Shares in Apple rose 3.3% with Amazon up 10.4%, Chevron up 8.9% and Exxon up 4.6%. The Dow Jones index rose by 315.5 points or 1.0%. The S&P 500 index added 1.4% and the Nasdaq index lifted by 228 points or 1.9%. Over the week the Dow rose 3%; the S&P 500 lifted 4.3%; and the Nasdaq gained 4.7%. Over the month the Dow rose 6.7%; the S&P 500 rose 9.1%; and the Nasdaq rose by 12.3%. Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia  ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a  Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this  broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Marketplace All-in-One
Enjoy the summer, because the Fed drops the hammer this fall

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 19:07 Very Popular


The largest U.S. oil companies reported record revenue for the second quarter. We’re talking a LOT of money here, folks. Guest host Andy Uhler explains. Plus, why this month’s stock market rally means we might expect the Federal Reserve to “drop the hammer” this fall. And we’ve got a round of Half Full/Half Empty! Our hosts weigh in on robotic dead spiders, the CHIPS Act, Choco Tacos, Beyonce’s new album and office parties! Here’s everything we talked about on the show today: “Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, oil majors bet on buybacks” from Reuters “Shock July Stock Rally Was a Monster the Fed May Regret Seeing” from Bloomberg “Scientists Turn Dead Spiders Into ‘Necrobotic’ Arachnoborgs” from Futurism “The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance” from TechCrunch “People Are Mourning the End of the Choco Taco, a Mount Rushmore Ice Cream Treat” from Sports Illustrated “How ‘forced fun’ at the office can hurt our ability to disconnect” from Marketplace We’re off all next week, but we’d still love to hear from you! Send your questions, comments or thoughts on the show to us at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave us a voice message at (508) 827-6278 or (508) U-B-SMART.

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Enjoy the summer, because the Fed drops the hammer this fall

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 19:07 Very Popular


The largest U.S. oil companies reported record revenues for the second quarter. We’re talking a LOT of money here, folks. Guest host Andy Uhler explains. Plus, why this month’s stock market rally means we might expect the Federal Reserve to “drop the hammer” later this fall. And we’ve got a round of Half Full/Half Empty! Our hosts weigh in on robotic dead spiders, the CHIPS Act, Choco Tacos, Beyonce’s new album and office parties! Here’s everything we talked about on the show today: “Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, oil majors bet on buybacks” from Reuters “Shock July Stock Rally Was a Monster the Fed May Regret Seeing” from Bloomberg “Scientists Turn Dead Spiders Into “Necrobotic” Arachnoborgs” from Futurists “The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance” from TechCrunch “People Are Mourning the End of the Choco Taco, a Mount Rushmore Ice Cream Treat” from Sports Illustrated “How “forced fun” at the office can hurt our ability to disconnect” from Marketplace We’re off all next week, but we’d still love to hear from you! Send your questions, comments or thoughts on the show to us at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave us a voice message at (508) 827-6278 or (508) U-B-SMART.

Squawk on the Street
Tech-Tonic Shifts, Oil Stocks Surge, Roku Rocked 7/29/22

Squawk on the Street

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 44:29 Very Popular


Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer started the show by breaking down quarterly results from big tech stocks Apple and Amazon. Apple reported a beat on revenue and profit, and said it's expecting growth to accelerate despite “pockets of softness.” Amazon shares jumped on its revenue beat and rosy guidance for the third quarter. Separately, the anchors also broke down tough quarters from both Roku and Intel. The chip giant Intel reported its biggest revenue miss since 1999 and Roku shares plunged more than 20% on its results. Also in the mix: energy names Exxon and Chevron both posted record quarterly profits as commodity prices boom.

NTD Business
Exxon, Chevron Post Blowout Earnings; Fed's Main Inflation Figure at 40-Year High | NTD Business

NTD Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 26:03


NTD Business News: 7/29/2022 1. Fed's Main Inflation Figure at 40-Year High 2. Buying a Home Amid Economic Woes 3. Heritage: Spending Bill Would Hurt Families 4. Twitter vs. Elon Musk Trial Set for October 5. Amazon Reports 2nd Consecutive Net Loss

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 22-299 - Transitory Cycles

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 38:41


In this episode, the most-watched daytime hearing outdrew this year's Academy Awards. Biden Adviser lies about the economy, inflation and recession.

Savage investor Kingdom
Savage Investor Kingdom Morning Call Ep. 56

Savage investor Kingdom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 12:57


Here we give you the news and updates on the stock market! Chevron and Exxon post record breaking numbers!! Apple and Amazon slightly disappoint, but guide for better days! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Francine McKenna: "You Cannot Restrain The Heartless Except Via Enforcement."

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 82:30


0:00 Intro.1:37 Start of interview.3:03 Francine's "origin story". She grew up in Chicago and graduated from Purdue in accounting but "she hated it." She began in internal audit at Chicago's Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust. She later worked with KPMG/BearingPoint in the early 1990s. She also worked at JP Morgan where she focused on Y2K risk. Post Sarbanes Oxley she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP until 2006. She then pivoted as an investigative reporter and feature writer. At MarketWatch, and for The Wall Street Journal and Barron's, McKenna reported on public company accounting, fraud and financial investigations, and the potentially dubious financial reporting practices of pre-IPO companies. She also started teaching at different universities. She has now joined full-time as a Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School.17:53 On Ernst & Young's $100 million penalty by the SEC for employees cheating on CPA ethics exams and misleading investigation. To put this case into context, it's important to understand KPMG's case from 2019 ($50 million penalty by the SEC). Note this teaching case study on the KPMG/PCAOB scandal.24:50 Criminal convictions in KPMG case.26:01 EY's role in misleading the investigation of the SEC.31:38 On KPMG receiving its largest UK fine (£14.4M) for providing false information about its audits of Carillion and Regenersis. On why the "Big 4 Audit Firms" are "Too Big to Fail."33:16 What's really going on with the Big 4  audit firms? Audit services vs consulting services. "When there is tension between professionalism and commercialism, [the latter] will always win out." "You cannot restrain the heartless except via enforcement."37:50 On lessons for directors in frauds of private companies. "I use Theranos as a warning case for students in accounting: it's the canary in the coalmine in case the audit profession doesn't evolve." There were three audit firms involved in the Theranos case: EY at the beginning but then walked away, then KPMG until they had a dispute about stock option valuations (staying only to do consulting), and PwC did forensic work winding down the company. None of them audited the firm, they only provided services. "They [the audit firms] made more money, with less liability, by providing other services [actively choosing not to provide auditing services.]" "Private companies avoiding going public [the deeper scrutiny] is the shape of things to come." How the JOBS Act stripped away some of the scrutiny over emerging growth companies [EGCs]. Some, like SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, are in favor of this lighter regulatory approach.47:22 On whether unicorns require a stricter regulatory framework. "We are seeing this [laissez-faire] attitude to the max in the crypto industry."50:00 On whether Sarbanes Oxley had a negative effect on the US IPO market. "We should not have marginal/shady companies in the public markets." On the negative effect of relaxing the rules in the JOBS Act. "We should be talking about the quality of companies, not the quantity of listings."55:26 On the difference between valuations (in private companies) and marketcap (in public companies). "I'm a big believer in the power of short sellers and activist investors to highlight [price inefficiencies and fraud] because they put their money where their mouth is." "The SEC has been very disappointing in both Republican and Democratic administrations in terms of actually calling accounting fraud by its name." On the role of whistleblowers.01:04:02 On the rise (and increasing political polarization) of ESG. "I'm cynical towards it, firms are looking to get a piece of clients' wallets." "The trend first emerged in Europe with firms providing side audits like carbon emissions." "My head is tainted with the idea that it's all a big marketing ploy." The audit mandate in the proposed SEC's climate change disclosure rules. On the proxy proposals (like Exxon's) and greenwashing.01:10:28 - Three books that have greatly influenced her life: Siddartha, by Hermann Hesse (1922)The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck (1978)The Origins of Totalitarianism, by Hannah Arendt (1951)01:13:18 - Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? From her time at Continental Illinois:Peggy Jackson TurnerJudy Port01:15:03 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "Der Mensch Tracht, un Gott Lacht (Man Plans, and God Laughs)" (Yiddish)"Morallity cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless." Martin Luther King Jr.01:16:12 -  An unusual habit or an absurd thing that he loves: collecting metal objects.01:17:47 -  The living person she most admires: Judge Jed S. Rakoff, Jordan Peele.Francine McKenna is a full-time Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School. She teaches ACCT 611 and 613, Introduction to Financial Accounting for MBAs. She is also an independent writer and commentator and authors the newsletter The Dig, where she scrutinizes accounting, audit and corporate governance issues at public and pre-IPO companies.__You can follow Francine on social media at:Twitter: @retheauditorsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinemckenna/Substack: https://thedig.substack.com/__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Christians, Demons and our Authority in Christ   David Eells - 7/24/22 The Real Good News: Chapter 11 - Christians and Demons  God bless you and thank you so much for joining us in this study. I do pray that the Lord will be with you and give you wisdom to prepare you for the great things that God is about to do. Glory be to God! Thank You, Father. Thank You for being with us, Father. Thank You for Your precious promises, Father. Thank You for drawing us, Lord, and giving us a hunger and a thirst for righteousness. Thank You, Lord, that everything You're working in these coming days is for our good and to bring us into the glory of God that was ordained for us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Thank You, Father.  Well, saints, we've been learning about the real Good News of what the Lord has accomplished for us and how we can cooperate with Him in bringing this to pass. I'd like to back up just a little bit to the previous teaching. (Mat.10:5) These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into [any] way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans: (6) but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7) And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. (8) Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give. We see that the Lord sent His disciples to cast the demons out of the Covenant people of God and we've noticed that everything that happens to Israel is a type and a shadow for the Church: (1Co.10:5) Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. (6) Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. (7) Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. (8) Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. (9) Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. (10) Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer. (11) Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.  The Lord gave authority only for those who were Covenant people because, obviously, the promises were given for God's people. The promises are not made for the world. What causes the world to enter in is that they have to be believers. Jesus said, (Mat.9:29) According to your faith be it done unto you, and (Rom.1:16) for [the gospel] (the Good News) is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. There's the condition and it's all the way through the Scriptures. You have to be a believer. Now we looked at some examples in the previous chapter of people who were not Covenant people, according to the Old Testament, but they were Covenant people, according to the New Testament. They entered in through their faith. We're sons of Abraham through faith and those who are born from above, born again, are circumcised in heart. (Rom.2:28) For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh: (29) but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart. And so, just as Jesus sent forth His disciples to cast the demons out of His Covenant people, in these days there's going to be a perfect fulfillment of this in the Man-child ministry sending forth disciples to cast demons out of the lost sheep of New Testament, spiritual Israel.  Some of you reading this are thinking, “No, it's not possible. Christians can't have demons.” But it was God's people out of whom Jesus and the disciples cast the demons! Jesus sent forth the disciples to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Mat.10:5) These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans: (6) but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7) And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. (8) Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give. I've been casting out demons since I was a very young Christian. After I read the Book, after I was born again, I just read, read, read the Word and I decided I was going to pay attention to what I read. I didn't have a lot of religious experience, so I just read it and acted upon it. And almost all of the people that the Lord used me to cast demons out of were Christians. Folks, don't say it can't happen. It's just not the experience of people who have the gift of discerning of spirits. Do you know what discerning of spirits is? It's a supernatural gift that God gives to people to see demons, not just discern them, but the discernment many times is seeing them and I'm telling you that I see them in Christians. You know, it was a sad situation when we had a “revival” of sorts in this area because the devil picked a church that doesn't believe Christians can have demons to bring in all sorts of religious deception. Well, just as His first Covenant people could have demons, His second Covenant people can and do have demons.    One of the conditions He pointed out there was that she was a daughter of Abraham. Isn't it quite legal for a daughter of Abraham to be loosed from demons on the Sabbath? She has a covenant with God, a guaranteed right to deliverance from God. Nobody in the world has that but a child of God; in this case, a daughter of Abraham. In the New Testament, for instance in the Book of John, Jesus was speaking with the Jews concerning their status in the Kingdom. (Joh.8:31) Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him (So you can believe Him in some ways and not in others.), If ye abide in my word, [then] are ye truly my disciples; (32) and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. As in our day, folks, the truth is what sets us free from bondage. Jesus received that Isaiah 61 anointing to open the prison to those who were bound and to set the captives free. (Isa.61:1) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound, (2) to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.... This is also prophesied in the New Testament: (Luk.4:14) And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through all the region round about. (15) And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. (16) And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. (17) And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written, (18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.  That applies to us, also, folks; we're to set the captives free, too. But whom did Jesus choose to set free? It was only those who were Covenant people, whether Old Covenant or New Covenant. Jesus came in a time when He was leading people out of the Old Covenant and into the New, and both were in effect. He had to come first to the Jews, who were the Covenant people at that time, and offer them this benefit of the Kingdom. And, of course, when they rebuked Him and renounced His Words, when they turned away from Him and His disciples, then the Jews were reprobated and God offered this gift to the Gentiles. What was the Jews' argument with what Jesus said? (Joh.8:33) They answered unto him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Well, there are a lot of people who believe that today, folks. They think because they're Christians that they don't need to be set free. They think because they're Christians that they don't need any deliverance, but the truth will set you free and a lie will keep you in bondage. Jesus understood this. But then those Jews said to Jesus, (Joh.8:39) They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. In the New Testament, what causes you be a child of someone is that you walk in their steps. In the New Testament, it's what the spiritual seed brings forth that counts and not the physical seed, so what is it to be a child of the Kingdom? (1Jn.2:6) He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked. The only proof that you are a child of someone in the New Testament is, do you walk as they walked? And, of course, Jesus was pointing out that, if they were true children of Abraham, they would do the works of Abraham.    You have the benefits of the Covenant and one of those benefits is that you have the right to be delivered of demons, and you have the right to cast out demons (Matthew 10:8; Mark 16:17). All believers can do that. There are people out there who specialize in this, but Mark just makes one condition and that is believe. “These signs shall accompany them that believe.” A baby Christian can cast out demons and should be doing it. It's been spoken unto us, so we should be doing it. Now I'd like to go a little further with something we looked at last time. (Mat.12:38) Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. (39) But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees and the Scribes. It was the Jews who were “an evil and adulterous generation.” And Jesus tried to warn them. (Mat.12:43) But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not. (44) Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. (45) Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation. Jesus said that when the demon is cast out, it passes through waterless places and returns, and brings seven worse than himself; even so shall it be unto this generation.  Well, folks, there's no difference between that end-time generation at the end of their Covenant and this end-time generation at the end of our Covenant. As you know, the former rain came at the end of their Covenant and the latter rain is coming at the end of our Covenant because history just repeats. And I want to tell you that many demons will be cast out in the days ahead from Covenant people and because they will not repent, the demons will return much worse. This is a sad but true thing. Now some of you may still be asking, “Can Christians really have demons? How is it that Christians can have demons?” Well, for years people have quoted this verse to me. “My Spirit will not dwell in an unclean temple.” If you've ever heard that verse, guess what? It's not to be found in the Scriptures, folks. It's become very popular but it's like one of those old wive's tales. There's no verse in the Bible that actually says that, but I do agree with it in a way because where the Spirit of God dwells, it's a holy place. So the problem is, how is it that Christians can have demons and yet have the Holy Spirit? I'll tell you what the Lord told me many, many years ago, that I think fits perfectly. He showed me that the Tabernacle in the wilderness was not only a type of the Lord Himself, but it was a type of His body because in the midst of our very heart and spirit, God dwells, like He dwelt in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. The Tabernacle was just a portable Temple, like we are. This body is a tabernacle, you see, and people say God and the devil, or God and demons, can't dwell in the same temple. Well, that's not quite true. Let me point out just a few things to you. The Holy of Holies represents our spirit. Only the High Priest could go into the Holy of Holies and, if he hadn't been sanctified, he would not live through that experience.  As a matter of fact, the High Priest went into the Holy of Holies with a rope tied around his ankle, just in case he was going in there unsanctified, according to the Law. That way, they could just drag them out dead, which was always a possibility. So nothing evil could enter into the Tabernacle, which was the place of the Ark of the Covenant, the place of the Presence of God. That was where God would speak to His people from between the cherubim over the Mercy Seat. No one could go into the presence of God, except the holy. And the High Priest, of course, represented our High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. The shekinah glory was there in the Holy of Holies. Then, the next place, just outside the Holy of Holies, was the Holy Place and it represented the soul. Over them both was the Tent of Meeting. The covering over the tent represented this covering over the place of God's presence and an interesting thing was that the outside of the tent was covered with ram's skins that were dyed red. (Isa.1:18) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. And here we have ram's skin and what would a ram represent but a stubborn beast? By the way, rams were sacrificed, just as we, as Christians, have a continual burnt offering. (Rom.12:1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. We are to sacrifice this old beast. So now we can see that there is a Holy Temple of the Lord and a temple that's not so holy. Lastly, on the outside of the Holy Place, not the Holy of Holies but the Holy Place, was the Outer Court and it represented our physical body.    As a matter of fact, God won't renew, God won't regenerate, the flesh. He wants it to die. The mind of the flesh is the mind that's been taken over by the flesh, or the soul and the mind that's been taken over by the flesh, by the lusts of man. (Rom.8:5) For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. And, of course, the mind is a part of the soul. You see, the flesh is constantly seeking to have its way with the mind, in order to cause you to give in to the lusts. (Rom.8:6) For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace (The mind of the flesh cannot enter the Kingdom of God. It's the enemy of God.): (7) because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be: (8) and they that are in the flesh cannot please God. The reason that's so is because the mind of the flesh is an offspring of the devil. Think about the lusts of the flesh, the works of the flesh. (Gal.5:19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20) idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, (21) envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. There are demons that have the same names as those lusts of the flesh. Why is that? It's because the demons are the fathers of the lusts of the flesh, just as God is the Father of the fruits of the Spirit. The flesh is created in the image of the devil, folks; that's why it has to die, so that we might be renewed. (Rom.8:7) Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be (So, it's the enemy of God and do you think that the devil can enter into the enemy of God? Of course he can!): (Rom.8:8) and they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (9) But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  God's anointing, by His Holy Spirit, empowers us to overcome the strong desires of the lusts of the flesh. I'd like for us to take a closer look at those verses in Galatians. (Gal.5:17) For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would. The word “lust” here just means “desire”; it's not imputing any evil to the Spirit of God. (Gal.5:18) But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. (19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these.... By the way, the “works” of the Spirit are called the “fruits” of the Spirit. The list here is also the “fruit” of the flesh, but they call it the “works” of the flesh. It's bad fruit, but it's fruit. (Gal.5:19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20) idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, (21) envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. In other words, that old man who does these things is never going to Heaven. The old man, the old life, the one that's created in the image of the devil with his fruit that we're reading about here, is not entering the Kingdom. He is against God. (Gal.5:22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. (24) And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof. What does that mean? Does that mean that they're perfect? No. It means that their old man is on the cross and they're just not letting him down to rule. You know, when flesh is on the cross, it doesn't have ability to do its own will and the Christian who walks in the Spirit doesn't permit their flesh to do its will. And, of course, the more you permit the flesh to do its will, the more the devil is invited in and permitted to take over control of your soul.  Ultimately, a person becomes, in that case, twice dead and plucked up by the roots. (Jud.12) These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. Now, you can't be twice dead unless you're twice born, can you? So, if you believe that a person can't be born-again and yet have a demonic spirit, I ask, then how can a person be twice dead? The truth is, the old man has to die. As a matter of fact, Jesus made that a condition for entering the Kingdom. (Mat.10:39) Except you lose your life, you will not gain your life. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. So this old man has to die and we have to cooperate with God in this crucifixion of the old life because the devil can use you as long as you give in to your lusts. He can take you over and, in some cases, people can become totally possessed. There are people who say Christians can't be possessed, that they can only be oppressed. They say oppression is from the outside and possession is from the inside. There's no truth to that, folks. A person can be oppressed from the inside and not possessed. The Lord showed me that the demons go in and out of the soul. When a demon is in your body and he reaches into your soul and takes possession of your mind, your will and your emotions, that's possession, but the demon's been on the inside the whole time, you see. And he can back out, by the way. Have you ever noticed that a person can be quite normal one moment and the next moment they act as though they're possessed? It's because the demons go in and out of the soul. They go in, they take control; they back out, they sit dormant. Sometimes they can be very quiet for years and you will never know that they're there until something happens to cause them to manifest.    Now, we just saw that, even though He healed them all and He cast out their spirits of infirmity and their demons, those demons came back because the people didn't appreciate their gift from God (Matthew 12:43-45). As a matter of fact, the demons came back worse because the heavy penalty of the curse causes many people to repent. Of course, we all need to repent. We all need to turn away from this old flesh and, if we give in to the flesh, we are opening a door for the demons to take advantage of us. Remember what Jesus said: (Joh.14:30) The prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me. That's the key: “He hath nothing in me.” In other words, the Lord hadn't been catering to His flesh. He hadn't been giving in to His flesh. He hadn't been making a door for the devil or demons to enter in and take any kind of possession or take any kind of rights. Glory be to God! That's the great thing about this spirit, soul and body sanctification that the Lord has given us. If you're wise concerning these things, you can cut the devil off. You can use your shield of faith. (2Co.7:1) Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Notice who's getting this deliverance here: “Having therefore these promises.” Who is it who believes these promises? It's only the Covenant people. “Let us cleanse ourselves,” He didn't say, “the wicked world.” We have a right to cleanse ourselves. We have a Covenant with God, a guarantee with God. “Of all defilement of flesh and spirit”; that is speaking about defilement of your soul by your flesh and by demon spirits. We have a Covenant right; we are guaranteed this cleansing.  Not everyone has a right to these benefits because not everyone is not delivered from the curse. (Gal.3:13) Christ redeemed us.... Who's Paul speaking to? He's talking to the Galatian Christians. And, by the way, they were Gentile Christians. (13) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (14) that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Where do you get the blessing of Abraham? Abiding in Christ Jesus; that's the only place you can find it, folks. The unconditional eternal security people are wrong. You have to abide in Christ. And what does the Bible say about that? (1Jn.2:6) He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked. (24) As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. In other words, the doctrine that was given unto us is what we must abide in, is what we must have in our heart. This causes us to abide in the Son because He is the Word. So we see here, “that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” We receive all the promises of the Spirit through faith; there's the condition. And it doesn't matter if you call yourself a Christian or if you've shaken a preacher's hand, or gone to an altar, or had an experience with God in the past. The point is, do you believe now? Are you believing now? The benefits of the Kingdom are to those who believe. “These signs will accompany them that believe.” We have a right to minister God's deliverance, but on the other hand, Jesus said, (Mat.8:13) ... As thou hast believed, [so] be it done unto thee. It's very important that we believe to enter in to the benefits of the blessings of Abraham.  There are some conditions in the Scriptures that make it legal to cast demons out of lost people, but it has to do with the benefits of God's people. (Act.16:16) And it came to pass, as we were going to the place of prayer, that a certain maid having a spirit of divination.... You may have a footnote that the Greek word there for “spirit” is “python” and Jesus gave us authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions (Luke 10:19). These are kinds of demons. By the way, the serpent has its poison in the head and the scorpion has its poison in the tail. The head has to do a lot of times with knowledge, discernment, prophecy and these kinds of things. These are deceiving spirits and this was a deceiving, false prophecy demon here. (Act.16:16) And it came to pass, as we were going to the place of prayer, that a certain maid having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. Now, certainly, this wasn't a child of the Kingdom, right? (Act.16:17) The same following after Paul and us cried out, saying, These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim unto you the way of salvation. Literally, it says “a way of salvation.” Isn't that what the devil preaches, folks? He preaches that there are many different ways of salvation, but Scripture says otherwise: (Act.4:12) And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved. “There's no other name given among men wherein we must be saved.” There's only one way; the Lord is very narrow-minded. (Mat.7:13) Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. (14) For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it. He calls it the “straitened way” and “straitened” means “narrow.”  Well, this lying demon was perverting the gospel of Paul into “many ways.” (Act.16:18) And this she did for many days. But Paul, being sore troubled, turned and said to the spirit, I charge thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it came out that very hour. (Here's an instance where he said, “Come out in the name of Jesus.” That's not a law, but he exercised his authority.) (Act.16:19) But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they laid hold on Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers. So when her masters saw their hope of gain was gone, they started to persecute Paul and Silas. (Act.16:20) and when they had brought them unto the magistrates, they said, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, (21) and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to receive, or to observe, being Romans. (22) And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent their garments off them, and commanded to beat them with rods. (23) And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: (24) who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. Now this woman wasn't a Christian and she hadn't heard the Gospel. (Rom.1:16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Certainly, what we need to do, if we want to see someone delivered, is preach the Gospel to them first. We need to make sure they are believers in what the Lord accomplished at the cross. He is our sacrifice; He is our blood Covenant. And when we preach the Gospel and when people believe it, there are other things we should cover immediately.      The Real Good News: Chapter 12 - Authority and Demons  Greetings, saints. God bless you. Thank you for continuing with us in this Bible study. Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask You for Your grace today for our understanding, for our willingness to obey. We ask You, Lord, to draw us and cause us to run after You. Lord, cause us to walk in the steps of Jesus. Cause us to be true disciples of Christ, Father. Thank You so much, Lord. Teach us, Lord; teach us today. Amen.  Well, brethren, we've been talking about the real Good News and I'd like for us to begin today's study here: (Col.1:12) Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet (that means “able”) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (The Lord made us able to partake of our inheritance.); (13) who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love.... We have already been delivered. This is the Good News. We know we have a right to cast out demons. We know we have a right to take authority over the power of darkness because the Lord already delivered those who believe. Of course, that's the question in our mind whenever we go to administer God's blessings to people: Do they believe the Gospel? So we share the Gospel with them and when we see if they do believe or if they don't believe, we have authority according to that. If they believe, we can administer the blessings. (Col.1:13) Who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; (14) in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins. “Redemption” is “the release of a prisoner in exchange for a sum of money or other payment demanded or paid.” You know, the Lord paid the ransom so that we could be set free from bondage. We have been redeemed. Isn't that what a ransom does? He paid the ransom and we don't belong in bondage, saints. And, as believers, we also have the wonderful gift to be able to administer this gift to other believers. The Lord said, (Mar.16:17) And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; (18) they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  So it has to be “in my name.” The only condition is to be a believer; not necessarily even a mature believer, just a believer. You just have to believe and that means “babies” in the Lord are entitled to these benefits the same as adults. All believers, even from a baby Christian on up, have a right to do all the signs there in Mark 16 and one of those signs is to cast out demons. The verse says, “in my name.” What does it mean to be in God's name? Doesn't it mean to be representing Him? “In His name” means “in His nature, character and authority”; that's what “name” means in the New Testament. So, in God's name, representing Him, we will cast out demons and these signs will accompany those who believe. That's the condition and again I want to say that the believer is not necessarily somebody who is mature in the Lord. You don't have to bring people who are oppressed or possessed to the preacher. In fact, many times the preacher may not know what to do with them. But even as a baby Christian, you can do the work of the Lord. You know, the Bible says something very interesting: (Eph.1:17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; (18) having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling (What is it that God called you for? What has He prepared you for? What has He prepared you to do? What are your orders? You can find some of them, for example, in the Sermon on the Mount of Matthew 5:3- 12.), what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints (He made us meet, He made us able to partake of the inheritance that we have.), (Eph.1:19) and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe (We need a revelation of the power that God is willing to manifest to all people who believe.  Mark 16:17-18 is very plain that these signs will accompany those who believe. “In my name they will cast out demons.”), according to that working of the strength of his might (Eph.1:20) which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly [places]. What else happened when Christ was raised from the dead? (1Co.15:22) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. When Christ was raised from the dead, who else was raised from the dead? We were, folks! When Adam fell, all mankind fell because the seed of all mankind was in Adam when he fell. But Jesus was the last Adam. He is called, by the way, in the original manuscripts, the “Father of eternity” (Isaiah 9:6). And so, just as all mankind fell when Adam fell, when Christ was resurrected, all of those in Him were also resurrected. (Joh.20:21) Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you. He sent His disciples with authority, the very same authority over the curse that He had. (Eph.1:20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly [places], (21) far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named (So Jesus was made to sit above all authority, all the principalities and powers.), not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (22) and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church, (23) which is his body.... We see here that Jesus is above; He's the head and all the principalities and powers are under His feet. This means, of course, that God put all the principalities under the very lowest member of the body of Christ. Even if you're the feet of the body, you have dominion over the principalities and powers. (Eph.1:23) Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.  All these principalities are under the feet of the body and Christ is the head of the body. That let's you know that even the very lowest, the very least of us, has authority over the devil's kingdom. It also brings to mind the revelation in Daniel about the image of the Beast, where the toes represented the end-time kingdom. (Dan.2:32) Thou, O king, sawest, and, behold, a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the aspect thereof was terrible. (32) As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, (33) its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay. (34) Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces. (35) Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. (36) This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. (37) Thou, O king, art king of kings, unto whom the God of heaven hath given the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the glory; (38) and wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens hath he given into thy hand, and hath made thee to rule over them all: thou art the head of gold. (39) And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. (40) And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that crusheth all these, shall it break in pieces and crush. (41) And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. (42) And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. (43) And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron doth not mingle with clay.  According to Jesus, there are only two men in the earth: Christ and Antichrist. The Beast kingdom is all of those in whom the Antichrist lives; it's the body of Antichrist, if you will. (Luk.17:34) I say unto you, In that night there shall be two men on one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. (35) There shall be two women grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. (36) There shall be two men in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. So, just as it was in the days of Jesus, in these days, the body of Christ will face-off with the body of Antichrist. And, if you see the body as a type being stretched out over history, as Daniel also did, then you see that we're at the end of history. We're the people who are going to take dominion over the devil's kingdom. We're the people who are going to crush the devil's kingdom and bring it to nought, destroy it. This, according to Daniel, has been given unto the saints, folks. (Dan.7:26) But the judgment shall be set, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. (27) And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High: his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. In these days, God's people are going to rise up or, I should say, God is going to rise up in His people and crush the kingdom of the Beast. The seed of the woman is going to crush the serpent's head. (Gen.3:14) And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: (15) and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.  In these days, that's going to be fulfilled. You see here clearly that He has put every principality and power under the end-time saints; not that they haven't always been under all of the saints because the body is above the feet, obviously. But in these days, it's going to be manifest. In these days, we're going to see greater works than in Jesus' day in crushing the serpent. Of course, Jesus obviously did it all; it was all accomplished for us, but the body of Christ is going to bring it to pass in these days. Remember that you don't have to bring people to someone else; you can just exercise your authority. God will use you to cast out demons and here's another confirmation of that: (Psa.8:1) O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens! (2) Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings” doesn't sound like you have to be very, very mature, in order to take dominion over the Lord's enemies, does it? (Psa.8:3) When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.... As you read on, you find a text that was also quoted in Hebrews 2:6 and it reads, (Psa.8:4) What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? (5) For thou hast made him but little lower than God (Or, some versions say, “angels.” The word here is elohim and it means “mighty ones.” In the Old Testament, it's translated many times as “God.”), And crownest him with glory and honor. (6) Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet (There it is, folks! All things! In these days, God's people are going to get the revelation that they're the head and not the tail; they're above and not beneath.): (Psa.8:7) All sheep and oxen, Yea, and the beasts of the field, (8) The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. (9) O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth!  The curse was the opposite of that, wasn't it? So we see that God's people have been given dominion. God spoke to those who were in His name. Jesus spoke to those who were in His name. He said, “As the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” This dominion was first spoken of Adam. (Gen.1:26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (27) And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Adam was given this dominion over the earth, but Adam sinned and everyone in him fell. (Rom.5:12) Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned.... He sinned and they inherited sin, and they fell. (6:16) Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves [as] servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Well, Adam obeyed the devil and the devil took dominion over the earth, but then Jesus came along, Who is called the “last Adam,” to restore that dominion. (1Co.15:45) So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. When Jesus was led of the Spirit to be tempted of the devil, the devil lost. (Mat.4:1) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered. (3) And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. (4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (5) Then the devil taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple, (6) and saith unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone. (7) Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God. (8) Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; (9) and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. (10) Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (11) Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.  Jesus didn't obey the devil, so He retained dominion and He passed that dominion on to His children. Well, who were and who are Jesus' children? They're identified in the Bible as His disciples. As a matter of fact, He called them “children” several times, like in John 21:5, because they were His spiritual children. Just as when Adam fell, all mankind fell because in his loins was the seed of all mankind; so also, when Christ was resurrected, we were all resurrected because in Him was the seed of all of the body of Christ. And so, this was first spoken of Adam here, about man and the son of man. Adam and his children were given dominion over all the earth. But they lost it. Then Paul, in Hebrews 2:6, applies this verse to the last Adam, Who was the Father of the born-again creation and the last Adam didn't lose dominion. He passed it on to His children, but His children in these days have forgotten that. They don't understand that. They don't have that revelation in their heart. As the body of Christ, we have the same dominion that the first body had, which is another revelation that God is going to bring to His people in these days. We're the feet, folks; we're the end-time body. We're the end-time body that's going to have dominion over all the principalities and powers and rulers of darkness. And notice that it's the children; even the children can do this. (Psa.8:2) Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. And, boy, does it ever! How many times in the Scriptures did God use weak vessels to conquer great, enormous vessels? For example, Israel seemed always to be in the minority whenever they won a battle. God's power was always made perfect in weakness. (2Co.12:9) And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. He loves to use children to do things.  Some people think, “Well, I'm not mature enough. I'm not wise enough. I don't have enough of the Word in me; therefore, I can't do this. I'll have to bring them to the pastor.” Well, I can tell you that in many cases the pastor may be younger than you! It has nothing to do with age in the Lord. It has to do with maturity. It has to do with someone who is a believer. You have to believe in order to cast out demons; that's the condition. You have to believe. And as believers, there are two things we need: We need authority and we've just discovered that we have authority. God gave us authority. “Yea, I give you authority over all the power of the enemy.” “Authority” is the “right to use power.” We saw in the Scriptures, as a matter of fact, that the apostle Paul used the power even of the devil. He had the right to use it. He turned a man over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh so that his spirit would be saved in the day of the Lord (1 Corinthians 5:5). He turned Hymenaeus and Alexander over to the devil so that they might be taught not to blaspheme (1Timothy 1:20). And, you know, the devil is a fierce taskmaster. He will whip you good. He'll whip you until you're ready to say, “I repent, Lord!” But the devil is working against himself because of what he does to mature the people of God and they're ultimately going to destroy him. (Mar.3:24) And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (25) And if a house be divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. (26) And if Satan hath risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. Every kingdom that's divided against itself will not stand. The people of God are going to destroy the devil's dominion.  They're going to destroy the Beast kingdom, but God's Kingdom is going to reign forever. When the stone in Daniel 2 rolled down out of the mountain and struck the image of the Beast in the feet, it crumbled the whole thing all the way back to the head, folks. The seed of all those kingdoms is still with us today and God has given us dominion. I mentioned that there's something else we need besides authority and that's anointing. We need anointing. Now, I'm not saying it's absolutely necessary; the seven sons of Sceva cast out demons and they didn't have the Holy Spirit, did they? What they did have was a Covenant right. But by the time the Lord came and preached the truth, their preaching “Jesus whom Paul preacheth” was not enough. It wasn't enough to preach to someone they didn't know anymore and now God held them responsible. (Act.19:13) But certain also of the strolling Jews, exorcists, took upon them to name over them that had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. (14) And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, who did this. (15) And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye? (16) And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and mastered both of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. But the disciples, these ignorant fishermen, weren't trained in Bible schools. They went out there and cast out demons; they did miracles and many mighty works because they knew they had been given authority. Yet, Jesus didn't do one miracle until He received His anointing. (Luk.3:22) And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. And from there, the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness. (Luk.4:1) And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness (2) during forty days, being tempted of the devil….  In type, the Israelites were baptized in the sea and in the cloud, representing the baptism of the Holy Spirit, after which they were led into their wilderness. (1Co.10:1) For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. (2) They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. Folks, we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Multitudes, some 90% or more of people who claim a born-again experience, have never been filled with the Holy Spirit and that's a shame because it was a much higher percentage in the early church. Whenever the apostles found a disciple, one of the first things they asked them was, (Act.19:2) ... Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? And they [said] unto him, Nay, we did not so much as hear whether the Holy Spirit was [given]. (3) And he said, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism. (4) And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Jesus. (5) And when they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. (6) And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. It was very common in the early church to be filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of the gifts. So why was it, then, that Jesus, after receiving this great anointing, had to be led of the Holy Spirit to be tempted of the devil? Notice the Holy Spirit didn't tempt Jesus, but the Holy Spirit led Jesus to be tempted. It's because, (Rev.2:26) And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations.  The Lord had authority to give Jesus, but first Jesus had to overcome the temptation of the devil. Why? Well, you remember what happened to Adam. Adam was tempted; he flunked the test; he lost the dominion. Jesus was tempted, but Jesus beat the devil every time with the sword of the Word of God, until the devil finally backed off for a season. Jesus overcame and God gave Him authority. “To him that overcometh, to him will I give authority.” If you overcome the temptations of the devil, God will give you authority. It's not just faith, folks, it's holiness. Again, I'm not saying we have to be perfect in order to exercise authority; nobody would ever get to perfection if that was true, you know. And Jesus said, (Luk.4:18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised. The anointing is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says the anointing breaks the yoke, the yoke of bondage, the yoke of bondage to the old man, the yoke of bondage to the beast. (Gal.5:1) For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. The anointing does that. The anointing is power from God to give us dominion. (Act.1:4) And, being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, [said he], ye heard from me: (5) For John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days hence. Well, here you have probably the most valuable men on earth, these disciples, who had been trained by the Master Himself, and the Lord said, “No, you don't need to go to Bible school. You just need to wait here and receive the Holy Spirit.” Many people come out of Bible school with their certificates and they go straight to work in the church. They don't have to overcome to receive authority. As a matter of fact, the Pharisees had that kind of authority, but it was fleshly authority. It wasn't any kind of authority like Jesus had. (Mat.7:28) And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching: (29) for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. Well, He did have authority and it was because Jesus had overcome that He received His authority. And so these disciples, too, had to be filled with the Spirit and go through their own wilderness and overcome and exercise their authority.  There's a really bad demon doctrine today that says whenever you're saved, you automatically receive the Holy Spirit but, evidently, their “holy spirit” is pretty weak because they don't go and do these works. Jesus said these signs will accompany those who believe. He said they'll cast out demons and speak in tongues. He said they'll lay hands on the sick and they'll recover. Let me point out to you that in the Book of Acts and in the Gospels before the Book of Acts, after teaching these disciples for three-and-a-half years, Jesus said, (Mat.19:28) ... Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. “Regeneration” is a Greek word that means “born again.” Speaking to His disciples, He said, “You, who have been born again.” So they were born again. And, as a matter of fact, He said, (Joh.15:3) Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you. So they were also cleaned up. God spoke the Word that cleaned up their heart. (Joh.6:63) It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life. “The words that I have spoken unto you are spirit and are life.” That Word went into those disciples and cleaned them up. Well, Jesus said that even though they were born again and cleaned up, they didn't have the Holy Spirit. He said, (Joh.14:17) Even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you. And He also said to them, (Joh.7:38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water. (39) But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet [given]; because Jesus was not yet glorified.  You see, if we believe on Him as the Scripture has said, we get the same Spirit. The same mantle that Jesus had comes upon His disciples. We receive that anointing to minister with power. And these important men, as important as they were to the whole world, as needed as they were among the people of God, still had to wait until they received this anointing. (Act.1:8) But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. So these people, who were born again, didn't have the Holy Spirit. The Book of Acts is full of examples of people who had been saved and yet had not received the Holy Spirit. Here's one good example: (Act.8:12) But when they believed Philip preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. These people were believers and were baptized. (Mar.16:16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. It goes on to say, (Act.8:13) And Simon also himself believed: and being baptized, he continued with Philip; and beholding signs and great miracles wrought, he was amazed. (14) Now when the apostles that were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: (15) who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit: (16) for as yet it was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.  You see, folks, some of you have been lied to; in fact, lots of you have been lied to about this automatic receiving of the Holy Spirit. First of all, if you get what they got, you will do what they did. That anointing is to heal the sick, cast out devils, so on and so forth. “These signs shall accompany them that believe.” There are multitudes today who are missing out on their inheritance. We have been given the ability to partake of the inheritance of the saints, the “sanctified ones.” We have been given the ability to partake of that inheritance to the sanctified ones (Colossians 1:12). What did Jesus pass on to us? He passed on to us the same authority that Adam was supposed to pass on to his children, but because Adam was tempted of the devil and failed, he didn't. Now Jesus has passed on that authority to us, yet, multitudes of Christians haven't realized what has happened. If you receive the Holy Spirit and you believe the Word of God, you will have a miraculous life, folks. You will have signs, wonders and miracles happening in your life. When I was a baby Christian and didn't hardly know my right hand from my left, I started casting out demons. At first, I was just stepping out because I saw it in the Word and I didn't know that much about it. But I just stepped out in obedience and the Lord honored my faith with signs and wonders. In fact, one of the first people I cast demons out of was my dad. My dad used to be a chemist and a metallurgical engineer for Exxon; and Exxon doesn't know this, but my dad's passed on, so I guess I can tell you. He built a stainless steel still from Exxon's materials. Of course, my dad didn't know the Lord. So he used this awesome stainless steel still that had copper tubing and all those good things to make some white lightning, which is very high proof homemade whiskey, for those of you who don't know what it is.    Then finally they decided, “We're gonna test this guy.” And I'll tell you the truth. I thought, “That's crazy!” Anybody, anybody, could see what was going on with him. You didn't have to have the Holy Spirit to tell this guy was demon-possessed. First of all, he thought he was a woman. Well, that's pretty demon-possessed right there and, second of all, he was reading minds! Some of you who don't think the devil can read minds had better think again; I saw him doing it. It was kind of an interesting story because, in this church, most of the people were filled with the Spirit, but they had a problem with how faith actually worked. Their doctrine about receiving the Holy Spirit was what tripped them up on that. They believed that unless you spoke in tongues, you didn't have the Holy Spirit. Well, I believe tongues is one of the most common signs of the Holy Spirit, but I can't say what the Bible doesn't say. And tongues is a manifestation of the Spirit. You receive the Spirit by faith and the manifestation comes, you see. But they didn't ever believe anything unless they saw it, which is a stumblingblock and that's the reason they had problems casting out demons. They weren't going to believe it until they saw the demon come out. That's not how faith works, folks. Anyway, they were standing around this guy and somebody came up with the bright idea, “We're gonna test this guy. We'll see if this is the devil.” Well, I knew it was a devil. So they picked this verse: (1Jn.4:2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: (3) and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the [spirit] of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.  Well, John was talking about testing the spirits of people; he wasn't talking about testing demon spirits. He was talking about the spirit of a person who is not born of God because he talks about He Who's in you and he who's in the world. (1Jn.4:4) Ye are of God, [my] little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. That's only two. That's Christ in you and that's Antichrist in the world, so he's talking about testing the spirits of people. He's not talking about demons. But it also says, “every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God,” and this means that, if a man's spirit confesses that Jesus Christ is presently in that flesh, then that's the Spirit of God. That's what this is talking about. It doesn't say, “Jesus Christ has come in the flesh,” because it wasn't talking about Jesus coming once upon a time in His flesh. This is talking about the Spirit that brings Jesus in your flesh. (2Jn.7 NENT) For many deceivers are gone forth into the world, they that confess not Jesus Christ coming in [the] flesh. He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. This is your born-again spirit in the image of the Spirit of Jesus, produced in you and then hopefully empowered by the Spirit of God. (Rom.8:9) But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ (your born-again spirit in Christ's image), he is none of his. (11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead (the Holy Spirit) dwelleth in you, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit (the Holy Spirit) that dwelleth in you.  So you see the Holy Spirit coming to empower your born-again spirit of Christ, to live and do the works of Christ. And this is to then bring Christ in the born-again soul, which is the born-again mind, will and emotions. So, they tested the guy and guess what he said? “Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.” And he was still demon-possessed! Well, they were very confused over that, but this is the answer. Meanwhile, the guy would look around the room and they would ask him, “Whose mind can you read? Can you read that guy's mind?” “Yep.” “Can you read that guy's mind?” “Nope.” There were people in there whose mind he couldn't read. Now I'm not saying that reading minds has anything to do with the devil having authority over you. You give the devil authority over you. It has nothing to with what the devil knows about you or whether he can read your mind or not, folks. But I tell you, that guy couldn't read the mind of anyone in there who was Spirit-filled. Those people whom he pointed out in the crowd, “I can read that guy,” were people who everybody knew weren't filled with the Holy Spirit. But this guy didn't know anybody in the building! He knew nobody! He really was reading their minds. Now, here's what the Lord taught me: It has nothing to do with whether the devil can read your mind or not. You can talk in English; you can say anything you want to, folks. I'm telling you that it makes no difference what the devil knows. It makes a difference what you give him authority to do. If you disagree with God's Word, you bring yourself under the curse. If anyone adds to the Word, God said He would add to that person the curses that are written in this Book. (Rev.22:18) I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book: (19) and if any man shall take away from the words of the b

Smarter Destiny Podcast
#169 - Norm Lanier on Selling Online, The Feedback Loop with the Customer and Expanding the Product Line

Smarter Destiny Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 47:24


Norm Lanier is the CEO of Lone Star Art, a successful sign manufacturer and seller based in Texas. After getting his degree in photography and starting his creative career, he worked his way up to become a Senior Graphic Designer for companies like Exxon, Compaq and HP. On his 50th birthday, he walked away from corporate life to fulfill his lifelong dream of working and creating art for himself. Today he has a team that helps him create products in-house with the singular vision of bringing beautiful art into people's homes. Lone Star Art is now a 6-figure company that recognizes its responsibility to do good in the world as they grow, and every month they donate to different organizations. Bullet points (00:10) Intro (02:40) The start as an entrepreneur (06:02) Transitioning to full time, selling on Amazon and starting to sell artwork (08:27) The feedback loop with the customer (13:05) Getting more space, manufacturing and building a Shopify store (16:09) Buying a house instead of a commercial space (19:00) Expanding the product line, diversifying and selling wholesale (20:27) How to find wholesale opportunities (24:17) The manufacturing side (28:04) The charitable side (30:51) Rapid fire question round (31:07) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? (31:53) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make? (32:42) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why? (33:37) How do you evaluate a good business deal? (34:32) What is one of your proudest moments? (36:00) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? (36:36) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? (37:33) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? (39:18) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? (40:32) What advice would you give your younger self? (41:21) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? (42:00) What makes you happiest? (43:29) Any asks or requests for the audience? (44:12) Where to find out more

The Hydrogen Podcast
Exxon Shakes Up The Hydrogen World With Some Interesting News And Rolls Royce Is Making Hydrogen Engines.

The Hydrogen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 10:48 Transcription Available Very Popular


Welcome to The Hydrogen Podcast!In episode 132, Exxon announces a huge green ammonia project. And Rolls Royce wants to see how hydrogen performs and their turbines. All this on today's hydrogen podcast. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the podcast. Please feel free to email me at info@thehydrogenpodcast.com with any questions. Also, if you wouldn't mind subscribing to my podcast using your preferred platform... I would greatly appreciate it. Respectfully,Paul RoddenVISIT THE HYDROGEN PODCAST WEBSITEhttps://thehydrogenpodcast.comCHECK OUT OUR BLOGhttps://thehydrogenpodcast.com/blog/WANT TO SPONSOR THE PODCAST? Send us an email to: info@thehydrogenpodcast.comNEW TO HYDROGEN AND NEED A QUICK INTRODUCTION?Start Here: The 6 Main Colors of Hydrogen

Science of CX
David Wood: Don't Ignore the Mouse or the Elephant in the Room

Science of CX

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 43:44


David is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies such as Sony Music, Proctor & Gamble, and Exxon.  He left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to explore both the outer world and his own inner world, and has, ever since, built the world's largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe as well as helping others.  Currently, David coaches high-performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off by focusing on less and being 30% more courageous in their business or career. Key Takeaways.  The importance of acknowledging the mouse in the room. How recognizing and naming the mouse can unlock you to be emotionally intelligent, vulnerable, confident, and productive. David's three D's to help you name your mouse, i.e Discover, decide, and disarm.David's personal struggle with anxiety and depression; and how facing his fears helped him overcome and grow from this experience. How being authentic and honest will attract the right kind of customers to work with.  Connect with David LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/focus-ceo/  Website - https://focus.ceo/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/_playforreal 

Let's Learn Everything!
19: The Math of Conspiracy Theories, Why is Pluto not a Planet, and Animal Art

Let's Learn Everything!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 106:09


If all these conspiracy theories were real, what are the statistical odds they'd be kept secret? Why did Pluto get demoted from planethood? And can animals make art? Images we talk about: - Pierre's Brassau's Art - Erased Dekooning Drawing - Sean Thomas' “Case Study” - Monkey Selfie Support us on Patreon! Join our Discord! We also learn about: planes fly over Ella's house? coincidence??, the conspiracy leak formula, gish gallop, the Tom & Caroline Show conspiracy, moon landing photos, the real conspiracy of climate change is with Exxon and Shell, pluto didn't change - the definition of a planet changed, pluto is half the width of the US, what is a planet???, planets need a cleared orbit, the IAU assembly, it's neptune's fault! Ella quietly having an existential crisis, Mike Brown - the man who killed Pluto, why aren't we talking about Eris?, what if we had 12 planets?, Ceres was also demoted like Pluto 200 years ago, the 8 planets are what aliens would want to visit, the kuiper belt isn't packed with objects like you might imagine, Mike Brown's humbleness of giving up Eris' planethood, dwarf planet pokerap, what is animal art? what is art? Ella and Caroline write this topic apparently, Pierre Brassau, Erased DeKooning Drawing, enrichment, Naruto vs. Slater vs. Wikipedia, Lynda Barry and Howard Ikemoto on children's art, everything is art! Sources: --- On the Viability of conspiratorial beliefs Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures The PRISM Conspiracy The Tuskegee Syphilis Study The FBI Foresnic Scandal Study on Disbelief of Moon Landing Photos Climate Change Shell and Exxon Climate Change Conspiracy HBomberGuy's Vaccine Video --- Library of Congress: Why is Pluto No Longer a Planet? BBC: Why is Pluto No Longer a Planet? Washington Post: Ever wondered why Pluto is no longer a planet?- NASA: Pluto Overview IAU 2006 General Assembly Mike Brown, Pluto Killer Metzger's Thoughts on Pluto and what makes a Planet --- Pierre Brassau's Art Jackson Pollock Erased de Kooning Drawing Animal Enrichment Do Elephants Enjoy Painting? Ars Technica on the Monkey Selfie NYT On Monkey Selfie US Copyright Office Compendium of Practices Lynda Barry's Making Comics