You’re probably expecting that I’ll reveal a “magic bullet” for paying off your mortgage fast. And I will. But it’s probably not the magic bullet you’re looking for.
The simplest way to get rid of your mortgage is to… sell your house. Use somebody else’s money or credit to pay off your mortgage.
This is what I recently did.
Why did I sell my house? First and foremost because I believe God told me to sell my house. I felt He would sell it in less than two weeks, despite the poor real estate market.
So we stepped out in faith and signed a contract to list the house on September 4, 2007. The house went on the market the next day.
We were flooded with showings. We got 14 showings in 10 days. That’s a lot of showings, especially when you’ve got two young kids and your wife is eight months pregnant.
Anyway, immediately after the 14th showing on the 14th of September, we received an offer. The 14th of September was a Friday, so our negotiations weren’t completed until Monday, September 17th. That’s when we had a written contract instead of a mere offer.
Now, there are some interesting details here.
Based on Biblical numerology, the number 14 is the number of deliverance. So after the 14th showing on the 14th day of the month, God delivered us from our mortgage.
Furthermore, on his writing about the number 14, Ed Vallowe says it often appears with the number three. Fourteen is the number of deliverance or salvation, and three is the number of resurrection. Vallowe writes in Biblical Mathematics:
Israel was DELIVERED from the plague in Egypt on the FOURTEENTH day. THREE days later they passed through the Red Sea, where is a figure of RESURRECTION. Then they sang a song unto the Lord. In that song, they said, “The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my SALVATION.” (pp. 108-109)
Interesting that we got the offer on the 14th of September, then the signed contract three days later on the 17th. (Seventeen is the number of victory.)
What’s more, we sold our house for $242,000. Fourteen times three is 42.
It gets better…
The person who bought our house is named Dorothy Sweet. The name Dorothy in Greek means “gift of God.” To sell our house, God literally sent us a “sweet gift of God.”
For now, my wife and I are renting a house and saving about $100 a month over what we were paying to own a home. The house we are currently in is about 30-40% bigger than our old house. This is because the rental market is depressed at the moment and it’s easy to get a lot for your money.
Now our rental is east of Jordan Road in relation to where our old house is located. God not only did all of the above, He also carried us across “the Jordan” to the Promised Land.
Isn’t God amazing?
If you’re tired of paying your mortgage (literally “a contract unto death”), then consider selling your house. You can save money renting and get more space at the same time.
Note: We closed the sale on our old house on October 12, 2007, which means we paid off the mortgage in 38 days from the date of listing. Hence the title of this post.