In church I was told miraculous stories about Jesus and his disciples. I was also told that one day, I too would be able to accomplish such feats. Many of you reading this today most likely, at some point in your life, believed that one day, like Jesus, you could literally walk on water. Like me, as a child, perhaps you have even dared to walk across the pool at the local YMCA, only to find that you can’t do these things regardless of how hard you tried to believe you could.
But, these stories… these wonderful miraculous stories that we find in scripture about how the enlightened could walk on water, heal the sick, speak in foreign tongues, drink any poisonous thing and not be affected by it, etc, etc. These stories that speak of never hurting again, being able to jump walls, overthrow kingdoms with these new bodies we will receive are wonderful indeed. A list of powers that has no end, well this definitely appealed to me as a weak young child… Yes, these stories were indeed intoxicating to me as a child. Why wouldn’t they be?
The idea that one day I could be superhuman like Jesus, well that was something I craved after years of being sick, abused, picked on, abandoned, and broke… I wanted escape! Who doesn’t today? And these stories offered it to me…. Or so I thought.
You see after years I began to question things? Not to blindly follow. I WANTED to know the truth. I prayed, “Give me the truth no matter what it costs, let me only do your will, let me KNOW AS I AM KNOWN!” This was the desire of my heart, and scripture teaches us that those that seek the truth FIND IT!
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. The question is, are they true? And if they aren’t what are they supposed to mean?
Even though I was told these super powers I could one day hold and even though I believed, the time came when I knew there had to be more. What I saw happening all around however kept point people to the literal interpretation. It seemed everyone, everywhere who was a Pastor, Bishop, etc, wanted to prove they had the “POWER”…. And yes, every church I went too, supposedly had someone who “knew someone” who was healed, or experienced such power… and YES, I KNOW there will be people reading this that KNOW SOMEONE WHO HEALED SOMEONE, or someone will have some grand experience to share to PROVE THEY HAVE THE POWER TOO… yet, I tell you, this is NOT TRUE.
We have for too long been the victim of charlatans like Benny Hinn, and the big stars of Faith Based TV, who have made an extravagant living supposedly healing the sick and performing these “signs that follow”.
Of course, minor details like actual tangible proof, is never sought after. And when it is, those that prove it is a con, a sham, a business for liars, as many exposes have shown, these are called instruments of Satan and they are condemned. And those who are sheep follow without question, until the SHEEP ENTER THAT SHEEP GATE and become the SHEPHERD.
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
And I am one who has entered in… 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out….
So, I am here to say, the TRUE MIRACLE isn’t the literal, it is actually hiding away within the text. The things of the Kingdom are a mystery. This is a puzzle people, and we are given the noble task of putting all the pieces back together again!
Jesus spoke about giving us the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM… WELL KEYS UNLOCK DOORS… don’t they? Keys are also used to interpret and reveal the mysteries hidden in scripture. Keys are used to solve problems, and after decades of study and experience I am now going to share a KEY with you that will forever change the way you see things in scripture.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
So did Jesus give us the KEYS to supernatural powers… Can we really bind in earth what is bound in heaven? Will they be like Jesus, with the ability to phase through walls, raise people from the dead, and more? Or is there more for us to understand?
Let’s take a look at these “signs that follow” those enlightened to the truth and find out. I challenge you from here on out to approach these scriptures as if solving a puzzle… Look for the hidden treasure within the “field of verse”. Let us see with new eyes the meaning of such accounts and learn how we too can do the same.
MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Sadly, many today take these words as literally true. Some go so far to “prove their faith” that they hold poisonous snakes and actually drink small amounts of arsenic, to show the world how GODLY and SUPERNATURAL they are. This in my opinion is not the brightest thing to do. That being said, we are not living in the brightest of times. There is more darkness in the land today than many are aware of. And those in that darkness (ignorance) hate the light (enlightenment of truth) but as far as the above scripture goes, the misinterpretation can end here.
These essays I write are meant to open the windows of heaven that many religious leaders, and years of indoctrination from family members and friends have closed shut.
Today, we look at Mark 16 in a new light.
All too often I hear “Christians” preaching, “Where is the power of the apostolic church? Where are the miracles?” …. Well you don’t have to go too far to find some “religious leaders” trying to prove they are healing people at their crusades. Bold declarations from the pulpit are made each and every day from the blind receiving sight, the deaf beginning to hear, literal demons being cast out, and some go so far, to say the dead have literally been raised. What a shame this is.
Sadly, people are so hungry to escape what they consider a miserable life that they will believe whatever wild claim they hear without ever seeking the truth of such things themselves. And still today we find these charlatans making millions of dollars off such claims, taking advantage of those people who simply want escape. However, the true escape is not receiving some supernatural power it is finding the truth of who you are and never again allowing the troubles of this world to touch you.
Now, while there are a host of false claims about the “signs that follow believers” out there, today I will deal very specifically with those snake handling, poison drinking, tongue speaking believers we read about in scripture.
You see, there is more to scripture than meets the literal eye. All scripture is given by inspiration, and it is not of private interpretation…
In other words, the truth must be revealed, and inspired, by the spirit of truth within us all. It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing and our privilege to search out the matter, and search we will. As I stated earlier, just as the kingdom of heaven is hidden within us, the keys to finding this kingdom are hidden in the many allegories we find in scripture.
So, let’s begin:
MARK 16: 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
I’d like to simply address this passage in Mark by pointing out that what we are seeing here is what I describe as “word pictures”. The author is painting a picture for us. It would be a mistake to take this literally. If one takes this literally, one might find themselves dancing with rattlers, getting bit, and dying because they were trying to prove an egotistical point built upon ignorance.
We must instead seek wisdom…
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
WISDOM is the TREE OF LIFE… We eat from this TREE we are set free indeed!
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Happy also are those with a wholesome tongue (Those who speak out of wisdom). By our words we are judged… Meaning, if you judge your life to be miserable… it will be! We do indeed how power to shape and reshape our lives, and the world, this you will find… however, it has nothing to do with being able to drink real poison and live… (that would be silly and unwise)
I want you to understand that when you know the TRUTH (about who you, and who others are) it sets you free from the lies you have believed. These lies hurt you, not just physically as is the case for those who believed they could drink arsenic and live, but emotionally as well.
When you have the wrong understanding it is the death (ignorance) of TRUTH, and who you really are.
Ignorance is not bliss… it is the beginning of every evil thought and deed.
Ever since there was a “Holy book” mankind has grabbed hold of it and used it as a sword. The scriptures warn of this, how many would forsake the truth for the power the LIE offered…. “If you bow down and serve the Carnal Ego of man, you can do whatever you want and step on anyone in the process”… The carnal ego of man (the devil) will also convince you that you can KILL to get what you want, while using the Bible as justification. And for hundreds of thousands of years people have been murdered in God’s name, and worse.
Being ignorant of what scripture means is the reason wars have been fought in the name of God, people have been tortured in the name of God, crosses have been burned in the name of God, and people are condemned on a regular basis in the name of God…. And while this one article may not open the world’s eyes and end all of that, perhaps it can open the eyes of some young man in the South who is about to take hold of a rattler at his father’s service.
Jesus said, the Kingdom of God is a Mystery… So when we read about miraculous and supernatural events we must use the KEYS given to us, to see what these passages really mean. Considering, to those without understanding, Jesus only spoke in parable.
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them
So I will try to unlock the meaning of this passage in Mark by using these very same “keys of the kingdom”.
Quick recap: What does a key do? … A KEY opens doors, treasures, gates, and more, as well as locks them. In geography to understand a map once must use the “Key”. For Math a Key is used to solve any and every problem. The same is true for scripture. The KEYS of the Kingdom are tools given to us within the body of scripture, and within our heart(spirit/mind), to interpret and understand what is being shared.
So, why all the mystery, shrouded messages, and allegory, you say?
Well, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a TREASURE hidden in a field (US) and in this life we are given this great adventure to rediscover the very meaning of life, and rediscover who we really are in it. The TRUTH, when found, sets us free from the ignorance of who we think we are, and what we have believed… Mind you, the TRUTH sets us free from all ERROR.
From the moment you were born, the FIRST YOU (Adam) was formed. You were given a name, told what is acceptable and what is not, how to act, what to eat, when to go to bed, to get up, what to wear, what to learn and how to learn it… the list goes on and on. That’s the TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL that we are made subject to. NOT WILLINGLY MIND YOU…
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
We were force-fed lie after lie, “good boys do this”, “bad girls wear their hair like that”, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, God in the literal sky, hell, and a host of other nonsense man created to cover their own shame and ignorance. (Fig leaves). By now, you must know this FIRST PERSON you have been formed into is NOT THE SPIRIT you truly are…. Who you think you are is an image, nothing more… and it merely appears to be alive. The LIFE is the spirit within you!
Now, in the ignorance of the FIRST MAN – FIRST YOU – ALL DIE. Meaning, the instant we believe we are mere moral human beings we become only that and we physically die… Spiritually, this is significant because it means WITHIN we DIE as well. “To be carnally minded is death”
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (power and wisdom of God) shall all be made alive.
If you have a mountain of worries and fears, you can thank the fear that has been passed down from generation to generation for that.
YOU have been POISONED since birth with lies, insecurities, and bias from your parents, friends, and the world at large.
This is why Jesus said, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN! Because the FIRST YOU is an ignorant shame filled, fearful, horns-waggled wretch… BUT THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE! YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD!
And when you see this, you will understand that you don’t need to prove anything by doing the impossible. You don’t need to prove the existence of God by pretending people are being healed, you just KNOW GOD IN TRUTH AND SPIRIT and you LOVE… THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!
The TRUTH of who we are has been HIDDEN WITHIN US. And now is the day when we are being pulled out of such foolishness to REVEAL the TRUTH TO ALL!
After all, it is the GLORY OF GOD to conceal a thing… And CHRIST (power and wisdom of God) does indeed COME (is revealed) in the GLORY OF GOD (the concealed thing) … ahhh but that is a different topic for a different day…
So, let’s us begin to use the Keys found in scripture to uncover the meaning of …
MARK 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Let’s take it in parts. Let’s start by finding out, once and for all, what DEVILS are. Oooooowww a spoooooky subject, especially since we are just about to celebrate Halloween, which of course, some would go so far to condemn people for celebrating.
Back to the DEVIL… Interesting to note, DEVIL spelled backwards is LIVED… A great side note: The DEVIL is the accuser of the brethren… So is Moses (anyone see that?) – but think about it, do you accuse yourself of the things you do in the future of those things you did in the past.
LIVED=DEVIL – That’s just a cool thing to ponder. Moving on….
So, what are these DEVILS, that Jesus and company love to cast out? Are they some spooky demons flying around possessing people, making them vomit pea soup and make their heads spin all the way around? … Are devils spirit beings that possess people to worship Satan by convincing people to dress up as a favorite super hero for Halloween? :) Well, of course not!
Demons, devils, etc, these are not literal evil beings outside of us and Jesus agrees. There are no spooky devils flying around outside of us, fighting literal battles in an invisible realm in the worlds… No one is literally being possessed by creatures outside of them, that go into them…
You see, Jesus said “Nothing that GOES INTO A MAN defiles him.”
People there is nothing OUTSIDE of us can possess us unless we allow it. And NO BEING possesses us, we are only possessed by WORDS. And from birth we have been poisoned with every one of them out here in the world. In ADAM all die… We are all programmed into worshiping fear and suffering. This is why every wicked thought is already in the heart of carnal man, whose mind is on evil all the time. You see our carnal nature is a “hot mess” and we enter sin when we are drawn away by OUR OWN LUSTS, not when we are possessed by things that simply aren’t true.
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
SOOOOO, it is our LUST that TEMPTS US…. Wait a minute! Hold the phone…. I thought only SATAN tempts…
1 Corinthians 7:5
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your inconsistency.
Is it possible that SATAN the father or ALL LIES, is OUR CARNAL LUST? The very same SERPENT placed in the GARDEN (Within us) tempting us to continue to EAT of the wrong tree. (the Temporal world and all its trappings and vain traditions and beliefs)- It is interesting to note, the BRAIN STEM IS called the REPTILIAN BRAIN – and it is in fact hanging on the TREE of our NERVOUS SYSTEM (controlling our sensual sights, sounds, tastes, touch, etc) — Now, that is interesting. The REPTILIAN BRAIN (Brain stem) which is known for dealing with our LOWEST AND MOST CARNAL FUNCTIONS… isn’t science fun?
Our LUST is what draws us away from the truth, our LUST for power, acceptance, wealth, and more… this is why people will believe about anything they are told so long as they can hold unto the idea that “they are somehow more important, or smarter than another” — The ego can make you punish someone for simply seeing things differently, and convince you to turn your back and banish this person, and then pat you on the back for doing such to even your own son or daughter. Ask the Catholics, Jehovah’s witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, etc etc
These devilish beliefs are the cause of our suffering. These devils (lies we believe) cause us to hurt ourselves and others… And so, when we read in scripture that one of the SIGNS that follow the believer is that you will have POWER OVER DEVILS… it really means you have the power to rise above your carnal ego and petty fears.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils
When you believe the TRUTH, you will be able to share it… as I am sharing it. And when you come upon those who are possessed by lies, you can share that truth and set them free from the lies they believe, which ultimately do great harm.
These “DEVILS” that we are to have power over are not spooky creatures outside of us. They are lies, false beliefs and mindsets we have inside of us… A result of years of brainwashing and gullibility.
Today we see people how far a lie can be taken. People will kill in the name of God. People will kill themselves because they have believed the lies inside them that says “it’s better to end it all”… When Jesus came across people who did not know the truth and they, because of their ignorance stood against him, he said… “You are of your father the Devil” — meaning these people were a result of the lies the carnal ego within man declared them to be. Satan’s seed, is not “Rosemary’s Baby”, the seed of SATAN are the lies people ignorantly believe.
The below scripture describe what Devils and Demons are.
DEUT 36:17 They sacrificed unto DEVILS, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
The people were sacrificing unto GODS THEY MADE UP, Gods they CREATED. God’s their FATHERS FEARED NOT… These devils were creations of the carnal mind. They were false beliefs, like Santa Claus, etc. New religions pop up every day. All a result of the clever carnal ego within mankind. The world is FILLED with DEVILS (False BELIEFS) because of it. And this is why those who have the good pleasure of calling themselves “Believers” are given the power to CAST OUT SUCH!
THE LIES KEEPING MANKIND IN CHAINS need to be revealed and destroyed by the truth.
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Notice, the word “Imagination” here. Anything that is MADE UP, make-believe, fairy tales, etc, any imagination that exalts itself ABOVE THE KNOWLEDGE of God needs to be cast down.
DID YOU CATCH THAT PEOPLE?
This means, the MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE IS FOR YOU TO FIND OUT IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD!
Anything that takes precedence in your life, over this… anything you consider more important than this… must be CAST DOWN. We need to cast out the LIES people, rid ourselves and others of false beliefs… these are the DEVILS we are giving power over.
Let me give you a good example of how the DEMONS “LIES WE BELIEVE” are cast out.
There was a time people believed the Earth was the center of the universe and that the EARTH was flat… Anyone who said differently was condemned as a heretic, and those people who believed the LIE (demon) did not want to hear different. No one wants to admit they are wrong. The ego of man, will not take that lightly.
People would rather continue on in their ignorance rather than question and seek after the truth no matter what the cost.
And yet, the DEMON of a lie (that the earth is flat and the center of the universe) is eventually cast out once the TRUTH IS is expressed and understood.
You see the TRUTH is the only thing that is eternal, the LIE is temporal (temporary). That is good news, because no matter how long the TRUTH lies buried beneath a lie it will always RISE and DESTROY the LIE with the BRIGHTNESS of its coming (revealing).
2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
A better translation for that verse would be: When the truth is known and spoken, the words of truth shall consume the lies believed and forever destroy them.
Like proving the world is not flat by showing someone deceived satellite imagery … Once people are presented with the TRUTH, the DEVILS are cast out.
This is one of the signs that follow… Once the believers SEES the truth… the LIE which seems to be, but truly is not… is DESTROYED.
And the beast that was, and IS NOT
Christ, who is TRUTH, casts out Demons left and right. This is what the stories of Jesus casting out demons really means.
Jesus said, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE… A devil is a LIE… Notice, how Jesus puts those possessed back into their RIGHT MIND (which actually means “RIGHTEOUSNESS”).
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind
Many LIES have been cast out of me as well over the years. (SYMBOLICALLY) I too cut myself with stones (I abused myself with the Laws AND lies of Men), and I was in chains (Fear) dwelling in Tombs (my carnal mind) … But these LIES are no longer welcome in me, the TRUTH freed me of the lies, and now only the SWINE (carnal people) have a place for these false beliefs.
So YES, we have power over Demons and we can CAST THEM OUT! But DEMONS are simply the FALSE BELIEFS people have, and it is the SPOKEN TRUTH we have been given (within us) that FREES THEM!
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
Before we can cast out the DEMON (LIE) SPIRITS (THOUGHTS) of others, first we must be rid of our own. And believe me, it is easy to find fault in others, as opposed to really searching one’s own heart. The carnal EGO (devil) of man, doesn’t want that. And when you find a false belief, and you know that you know that it isn’t true… PLUCK IT OUT! If anything you believe OFFENDS YOU… If anything you do, brings you suffering or shame, rid yourself of it.
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Now, this above passage is not talking about cutting out your EYE, but your “perception” of a thing. If your perception of God is offensive and condemning to you, “GET RID OF IT”, otherwise you will continue to suffer from the LIES you believe. It’s better to get rid of your false beliefs rather than to suffer because of them.
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
CAST OUT THE LIES THAT KEEP YOU BOUND! And use the TRUTH AND LOVE to rid yourselves of these DEMONS.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
When we cast out the LIES in these people, we return them to their RIGHT MIND. And in so doing, we HEAL them. Remember God does not care about the OUTWARD MAN, but the INWARD MAN — THE CHRIST IN YOU.
2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
Now let us look at another part of this scripture… the part that states, that we can take up serpents and not be hurt… What is this sign that follows those that believe?
MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Does God give us the power to pick up a rattler, be bit and shake it off without the need of anti-venom? Or is the serpents a symbol of something else? The answer is not hard to find.
Another key I offer to you is using a bible search engine… Look up certain words, and read everything you can about what those words are. For example, when you see the word “serpent”, look for other passages and SEE if the word “serpent” might actually be another “word picture” that describes something else completely.
FOR EXAMPLE: Here it is easy to find the word SERPENT used to describe religious people.
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
How many times did Jesus call the Religious leaders serpents? MANY.
When Paul was adding sticks to the fire and a serpent bit him and he shook it off and was not harmed, do you really think Paul was attacked by a literal poisonous snake? Or could it be that he was sharing the truth and as he did so, some religious people came along and sank their teeth into him? Could it be instead of getting upset, Paul simply SHOOK it off?
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
Look at that again… the PEOPLE were angry and attacked Paul because they “kindled a fire” – THAT FIRE being the TRUTH – and Paul started this FIRE because of the PRESENT RAIN/TEACHING and because it was COLD (NO LOVE IN IT) — This is a story that means to show us a greater truth.
The signs that follow a believer is a FIRE will be started in their present teaching, the truth will be shared, and it will anger some, and the believers may be attacked, defamed, discredited and worse from these “barbarians”, however when BIT this venom has no effect… WE CAN SHAKE THE ATTACKS OF OTHERS AWAY when we BELIEVE!
SHAKE IT OFF! We have power over the lies of Religious men and women.
Is not more plausible that when you believe and know THE TRUTH (Christ) the SIGN THAT FOLLOWS is that you can meet with, debate with, speak with, be condemned by, love, and forgive those who believe lies and preach lies.
We know scripture is clear, the SERPENT was more subtile than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. The serpent is and was a liar. For many years, SERPENT preacher/priests/spiritual guru’s/ and more/ have come and gone in my life. They sunk their fangs deep into me, told me that I was possessed, in error, lost, condemned, I have been called many things… But I always sat back and SORT of knew… they knew NOT what they do. I shook it off.
Doesn’t it make more sense that when we know the TRUTH if we meet a SERPENT preaching lies (venom/demon) we can endure their false teachings and slander and not even feel be hurt by it all… – OR do you believe that this scripture is stating to prove we believe we must get bit my literal poison snakes and not die?
LOOK, we can hear all the lies from these snakes, we can visit with those who believe their lies, we can have the lies shouted into our ears and watch them on TV and yet, the poison that comes out of these serpents mouths, the LIES of the Religious and Worldly can not hurt us anymore. Because we KNOW THE TRUTH.
Which brings us drinking any DEADLY THING.
First of all… let’s look again what PRODUCES DEATH, before we get into this.
For to be carnally minded is death
That’s right, once again, DEATH = IGNORANCE = BELIEVING LIES
And again… “the wages of SIN is death” — And from other essays I have written by now you should know that SIN simply means to miss the mark, or to miss the truth… proverbs calls the thought of foolishness SIN…
Once again, DEATH is the result of IGNORANCE — LIFE IS WISDOM AND BEING ENLIGHTENED TO THE TRUTH
SO, if the serpent is the LIAR, than the poison must be the LIE! And once again, we find this in many places in scripture.
Romans 3: 11
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used DECEIT; the POISON OF ASPS is under their lips:
You see, DECEIT = LIES = POISON to the SPIRIT, WHICH produces DEATH (ignorance, carnal thinking). Notice how their THROAT (where our words become vibration) is called an open tomb… meaning THE LIES THEY SPEAK invite people to experience the DEATH (ignorance) they exist in. This is why Jesus said of the deceived Pharisees, “you scour the earth to make one proselyte and make them twice more the son of hell you are yourself.”
For those who DON’T know the TRUTH, and only know LIES we find “poison” under their lips. We find poison on their tongues. Not LITERAL poison mind you… LIES!
3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, SPEAKING LIES. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:
It’s all there in two verses, the WICKED (IGNORANT) speak LIES, and these LIES ARE POISON, and it is like that of a SERPENT.
It should be very clear that another SIGN that follows believers is that the Lies of Man and this world cannot hurt them.
The Devils (False Beliefs) the Serpents (Those who spread lies) and the Poison (The lies themselves) cannot hurt those who believe… Nor can those who are enlightened to the truth speak these lies, or believe them anymore… IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
BELIEVERS have been given a NEW MIND, and it is the TESTIMONY OF CHRIST. And when you are given the TRUTH will be given a NEW TONGUE! A Cloven (separated) Tongue of Fire… Your WORDS (sword) will be separated from the lies of the world and they will be like a fire burning down the lies inside of all mankind.
These are the NEW TONGUES we are given. Not gibberish, God is not the author of Confusion.
MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
These New tongues are actually our NATIVE language. THE TRUTH can only be heard by those who KNOW this NATIVE LANGUAGE OF TRUTH. Which, basically means… WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH FOR WE COME FROM IT, and when the time is right we will RECOGNIZE it AS TRUTH! To some of you reading this essay, the words I write make such sense. They are great confirmation. To others, it sounds like a foreign tongue.
To others, we, like the apostles before us, might even seem like drunk fools. Many people won’t be able to understand the words of the Kingdom, which is why it is so important for us to INTERPRET the TRUTH carefully and without condemnation, with patience and in all meekness.
Not everyone will agree with this paper I have written, but that’s okay, one day EVERYONE WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT SHALL SET US ALL FREE FROM THE LIES OF THE WORLD!
This is why when Religious people attack me, I shake it off, it doesn’t hurt me. When I am told I am wrong and that I must believe what others say, I drink that poison in and it doesn’t hurt me because I know the truth and it has set me free. And when I see people who are spiritually sick and hurting, I can tell them, it’s going to be okay, and that Truth spoken becomes the very OIL (wisdom) that can heal them.
Our words do not return void… Whatever we put out there returns to us, and accomplishes what we sent it out to for to begin with.
So don’t throw that Holy Water on someone who you think is possessed, they are merely confused and ignorant of the truth. Love them, comfort, and lead them into TRUTH and watch those LIES (demons) disappear. Put down that Rattler Bob, John, and Ruth, be like the STICKS;that are bundled together and hear the truth just don’t bite the messenger like that “viper” did when;the preaching got to hot to handle. And stay;away from any and all POISON that causes you to fear.
There is torment in fear and God has not given us the spirit of it. So that means… FEAR IS A LIE and you, the believer, are meant to CAST IT OUT! Because these are the signs that follow!
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“The Truth Will Change You”