Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Deception and Revelation
This story is for anyone whohas ever been betrayed, or stolen from.
I am reminded of Jesus who was betrayed by his closest friends. They denied and betrayed him, yet He forgaveand was our example.
We were ignorant as to why the seller of the land we were
purchasing, was at the Title Company, working on one of their computers.
He did not belong there, but for some reason
the staff must have known him because they had allowed him access.
We were there to sign papers for our purchase
of his land and this seemed so strange to us.
What we did not know was that as he sat there he was
changing some information on their records.
The piece of paper that we received gave us clear title, but it was not
The actual records did not show up until three years later
when our buyers had a new title search done. This time the title search
revealed that there were Water Bond Liens against our land.The truth was there were a LOT
of liens against our land and home.
This evil seller had fudged the records when we originally
purchased the land to build our dream house on.We had heard a rumor about water bonds, but
when we approached the “Christian” Man who supposedly held them, he feigned
innocence, so we felt safe.
My husband was ill, and it was necessary that we sell our
home.We had waited for over a year for
a buyer, and we were in a bad situation.
While our house was in escrow, the “Christian” man holding
the liens laughed at his cleverness, that we were obligated to pay him a large
sum of money before we could finalize the sale of our home.
Visiting an attorney in our city, we told him our
plight.After hearing our story, he went
to his partner and soon returned.It seemed
the Christian man had already visited this and other attorneys in town which
legally would stop us from hiring them to represent us.
That smarted a bit and my hubby still hurts over this as our
loss was hard earned cash earned by sweat, and not by skillful maneuvering.
We were in a difficult place and there was no other option
and the payment had to be made in order to sell our home.The amount owed to the “Christian man” was
much larger and the Title Co paid all they were legally bound to pay.The balance of several thousand dollars was
up to us.
We had two choices, either to go ahead with the sale and
take our loss or suffer the loss of our buyer.Our decision was to go forward and accept what was ahead.
That was many years ago and you may wonder what happened to
the seller who typed in the false information?He went bankrupt and lost his
property across the street from us.We
heard he left for parts unknown.His
sins I am sure caught up with him.
And as to the "Christian man," who stole from us, we left it
up to God to avenge us and to be honest - - we hope that God did just that.
Jeremiah 30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine
adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee
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