There is something stirring within many of us today. It truly is a rare occurrence for me to be compelled to publish essay after essay in such a short amount of time. It is my sincere belief that there is a great reason behind it. Today, in an effort to keep to my promise of brevity I literally have all of one half an hour to write this. I believe it is enough time, seeing as this essay wants to explode out of me. It deals with the man Jesus healed who had dropsy. I won’t go into the details of how this essay was inspired, but I will say it was born out of a wonderful email correspondence that I have been having with a passionate believer, reader, and facebook friend of mine. In examining Luke chapter 14 my eyes were opened once again to yet another “sign of the times”, and what a sign it is. For we are entering a time of great healing and rest indeed.
To keep this short, once again I am going to simply take half of this chapter line by line and expand the deeper revelation of it. I hope you immediately are quickened to wisdom found within it, and I pray you see that humility is the key to a life of true peace and power.
Once again, please disregard any spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes… I simply don’t have time to edit and I believe you can fill in the blanks where need be. :)
SO LET US BEGIN…
1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
First of all let me point out that the phrase “It came to pass” is actually a poor translation of the original text. The true meaning of these words is much more powerful. “It came to pass” actually means “And what will become, what will come into existence, to become, to arise” – Now, this is important because with this information, as well as the tense of the words, we understand that this next story we are about to read is NOT just documenting some historical event, but DECLARING what will be.
Like everything in scripture, whether historically literal or not, there is a deeper spiritual meaning. And when it is opened up to you, it is quiet humbling and wonderful indeed.
This event is speaking of a time, when JESUS entered the HOUSE of the HIGHEST RELIGIOUS LEADER to break bread. But this means much more than that. For we know by now, Jesus is a SYMBOL of the LAST ADAM (mankind in it’s enlightened state), Jesus is SYMBOL of THE WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE that is revealed within the hearts of men everywhere. So it is of not coincidence that we find the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE arising, coming into being, and revealing itself WITHIN the HOUSE of the HIGHEST RELIGIOUS MINDSET.
Now let me also point out that the word HOUSE in this scripture, literally translates as “The HOUSE OF GOD” and declares this house to also be the HUMAN BODY. Not to mention, that we understand WE ARE THE HOUSE OF GOD. But wait there is more… we understand that “it came to pass” means “what will become, what will happen, what will arise” but did you know that the next set of words … “as he went into the house” literally means MANIFESTATION.
The word “went” is defined as a metaphor – “to come into being, arise, come forth, show itself, find place or influence”
To FIND PLACE of INFLUENCE is my favorite translation. Because up until THIS DAY, there was the TRUTH HAD NO WHERE TO LAY IT’S HEAD (power, authority) because UP UNTIL THIS DAY, the Kingdom of God was taken by force.
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
So with all of that being said… let us look at this first verse with new eyes.
1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
And what WILL BECOME is the TRUTH, the WAY, and the LIFE, will ARISE and FIND IT’S PLACE OF INFLUENCE within the hearts of the MOST RELIGIOUS so the TRUTH can be completely consumed on the day when we are meant to CEASE from our carnal efforts and labor… And when this happens they will find….
NOW HANG UNTO TO YOUR HATS… because the LITERAL TRANSLATION of this last part “that they watched him” — DOES NOT mean what you think. In fact, the translation shocked me. Because it actually means when this happens, THE RELIGIOUS WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE IN FACT HIM… And those that THINK THEY ARE HIM (Christ) will find that THE RELIGIOUS is who they were, and had been.
Here is the translation: “that” = AND … “they” = THE SAME … “watched” = “I was, Had been”
You see, when the TRUTH reveals itself to you… you, like me, will find that YOU (who you thought you were/ your ego ) was the enemy of God (truth, love)… You were the chief pharisees… but YOU also find… you are JESUS.
Now, “why is this important?” you ask… “We know Jacob, you shared this for years Jacob, why is this important now?” you ask.
Well, the reason is becoming clear to me… TODAY IS THE DAY! The beginning of CREATION is at hand, as I shared in my last article.
This is exciting because, with every harvest, there is a first fruit… When I garden, before all my wonderful tomatoes appear, a few appear before the others. And it is my understanding, that the HARVEST is now. It is my understanding that even the most religious are going to be humbled, so they too can be exalted.
The reason I used the word HUMBLED is because PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALL. Pride, arrogance, and the belief that a person knows it all, is all, and needs nothing, is the very thing the TRUTH is HEALING TODAY.
Within the hearts of man, the spirit of truth and love is working my friends. It is a wonderful and glorious thing.
The reason this scripture struck was before recently, I had not know what DROPSY was. I used to think it was another word for a LAME MAN. However, I was very wrong. You see, I found out that DROPSY is a disease where the BODY SWELLS. This is humbling for sure, especially since I have been suffering with a disease of inflammation known as Ankylosing Spondalitis… To which I say, point taken Lord LOL…
But seriously, DROPSY I now know is a SYMBOL of a PERSON AFFLICTED WITH PRIDE. And THIS IS WHAT THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE finds WITHIN the HOUSE OF THE CHIEF PHARISEES.
2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
We must all examine ourselves. We must all, especially today, HUMBLE OURSELVES before the Lord. For those who know me, think it no coincidence that a few days ago, I posted a scripture on this very topic.
Now, even time we see the words “a certain man” we know we are READING about OURSELVES. For we all have been, or are, the HOUSE of the Chief Pharisees, which on the outside look like we have it down, but on the INSIDE that is a SOUL AFFLICTED WITH DROPSY (PRIDE)
With that all being stated, I could ask you the same thing that JESUS asked… “Is it LAWFUL to HEAL this condition?”
3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
Notice the response.
4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
THEY SAID NOTHING! The same way, one reading this ESSAY may say nothing. WHO WANTS TO ADMIT THEY HAVE DROPSY? … Who is willingly to say, HEAL ME LORD? Most people don’t have a clue as to how proud and ignorant they are. The Darkness (ignorant ego) hates the LIGHT (Truth of God). I can say by experience, I want that healing… I want it! I want to be filled with the peace, hope, joy, and the spirit of brotherly kindness and love. And I believe BECAUSE I am willing to SAY… “It IS lawful to heal!” Bring it Lord (existing one).
Now, interesting to NOTE the word “HEAL” literally translates into “SERVE” as well. You see, most people, especially those who dwell in the Chief Pharisees house love to walk around as if they are wiser, and more enlightened then everyone, they do not SERVE instead they LOVE TO HEAR themselves talk, and they LOVE the attention it brings. In fact, today, you will find the leader of religious faiths to be treated to be the ONE WHO ARE SERVED. They rarely, serve others. They have armor bearers, assistants, and hundreds that will flock to care for their properties and possessions. This sadly is the RELIGIOUS MINDSET today. THIS IS THE AFFLICTION of DROPSY the TRUTH is going to SERVE AND HEAL.
And do you why that is? … Read the next line.
5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
You see these Religious minded proud men and women we find today… are as ASSES themselves… The PIT that is documented here that the ASS falls into that the TRUTH will LIFT OUT… is the carnal lies and beliefs of religion.
Here is Psalms, the “Pit” we find so many falling into revealed.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
The next verse also states, that our ignorance will return upon us… our wicked deeds, or selfish greed, all of this will return to us. This is why the ASS must be lifted from the pit.
THIS IS WHY I AM WRITING THIS TODAY… Because IT IS THE DAY of REST, it is the DAY of HEALING, it is the DAY OF SERVICE… it is the day when the TRUTH begins to set those suffering with DROPSY (pride) free!
6 And they could not answer him again to these things.
And of course, once again, the RELIGIOUS MINDED could not answer THE TRUTH… Darkness hates the Light. But that DOESN’T STOP the TRUTH from SETTING THE AFFLICTED FREE.
Really read this parable and SEE the love within it. And ask yourself, DO YOU TAKE THE LOWEST SEAT?
7 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.
8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
Now, why is this important? Well, for me, I have learned that I DO NOT NEED A TITLE OR NAME… For a long time, I tried to build one, but the harder I tried the more heartache I found. MY PRIDE, my DROPSY was being worked on before this day, for a long, long time… And this process, although painful at times, has now BROUGHT ME HIGHER THAN EVER BEFORE.
For one to do the TRUE WORK set before them, IT MUST NOT BE ABOUT THEM… IT MUST BE ABOUT THE SERVICE!
Those that put themselves LAST are FIRST into the kingdom! I ignorantly, thought I was doing that for years… But then, I found a bit of fame, and I enjoyed it… and I wanted more of it… And then the very people that exalted me forsook me, cast me out, and began to despise me.
Now, you would think that after that happened one time, I would catch on… BUT NO, this has happened MANY, MANY TIMES, and it wasn’t until very recently, probably within the last year or so that I TRULY GAVE UP THAT GHOST! And said… FATHER INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT!
And so now, it is NOT about me, I don’t care what you think of me, I forgive those who reject me, I SEEEEEEEEEE! And I want all of you to SEE what I now see, but to DO THIS, you must TAKE THE LOWEST SEAT FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE! Put EVERYONE before yourself. Those that love you and those that hate you.
IF YOU WANT TO BE EXALTED YOU MUST FIRST BE HUMBLED… AND I MY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN HUMBLED INDEED … THANKFULLY … and NOT OF MY OWN DOING!
10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
The SPIRIT OF TRUTH is speaking to you today! Once again, it is time to humble yourself. It is time to be set free! IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR BORN AGAIN LIFE!
Stop looking for IMPORTANT PEOPLE to honor and respect. STOP thinking someone with a NAME or FAME matters more than someone without. For those that exalt themselves you will find abased, and those that humble themselves exalted.
STOP WORRYING ABOUT HOW MANY LIKES YOU RECEIVE, HOW MANY COMMENTS YOU RECEIVE, HOW MANY HITS ON YOUR SITE, HOW MANY PEOPLE EMAIL YOU… STOP THE NONSENSE… AND SERVE!
And say, as I am learning to say… HERE I AM LORD!
11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Because today is the day when the “certain man with dropsy” is HEALED… and we need to rejoice in it. And if you EAT of this BREAD that is being served, if you make a feast for the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind, if you release the ass from the pit, as I have been and as I now am a part of serving… THEN when you SIT AT THIS MEAT (DEEP REVELATION OF LOVE) you too will HEAR what it means to be BLESSED by RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND JOY!
*******Now Watch This Video*******
Years ago, before people knew “Christ IN You” I began to share this great revelation. This video, I ironically stumbled upon today after a viewer reminded me of another. I watched and it brought tears to my eyes… For I could see then, what many are just now beginning to see… And sadly, I watch as many who have come out of religion have gone right back into it, under the name “Love” …. I pray more will refuse the choice seats and will instead put others before them so they can truly be called up higher. Enjoy
Much love to you and yours, Jacob