TONGUES OF FIRE
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
What a beautiful verse of scripture. Of course, this is a passage from the story of the upper room where a RUSHING MIGHTY WIND came in, filled those together there up and they all began speaking with cloven tongues of fire. This may sound odd to you, but by the end of this paper, you will see that YOUR TONGUES ARE ON FIRE TOO!
Today, we see many people teaching about these “tongues”. We see many who call themselves “spirit filled christians” speaking jibberish around each other and “falling out in the spirit” in front of each other. This you will find is a desperate attempt to try and to show the world just how close to god those people are.
Now these playful “acts” many religious christians say are evidence of the Holy Spirit. Well, I am here to tell you friends, this could not be farther from the truth. I am also here to welcome you to the great and wonderful day we are in.
NEWS FLASH: gibberish tongues, falling out in the spirit, laughing, giggling, feeling high, gold dust, visions, channeling, and any other such gimmicks we see today is NOT EVIDENCE OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
This is why we are told to test the SPIRITS (which are WORDS and THOUGHTS) of others to see if they are of god.
1 John 4:1-3
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
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 that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Every WORD that says YOU ARE NOT JESUS CHRIST YOURSELF is not of God!
Shocking right? Well, my friends, that is what that passage means. If you don’t see yourself as Jesus saw himself, than you are NOT OF GOD, but OF your CARNAL EGO.
Jesus Christ is an allegory of all of us. He is an example of who we are, what we are capable of, and what we have yet to become. If anyone thinks a man named Jesus Christ is somehow greater than them, than that person does NOT KNOW THE TRUTH.
Jesus taught that we are all the same, same body, same mind, same name, ONE!
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
THERE IS ONE SPIRIT, one body, one God that is in all, through all, and is all!
“As he is so are we” in this world.”
Now, this is a lot for many to grasp. However, there is more than this to grasp people. The day is coming when the SON (who we are) will put everything beneath our feet (rule/walk in life), and in that day, we will then put everything under the Father’s… so that GOD IS ALL IN ALL. And that day is rapidly approaching.
1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
When we finally take control of our lives and realize everything is to be subdued by us, ruled by us and subject to us. When we realize that everything is our creation to do with as we desire, in that day we will also become subject to the spirit of love and truth that is within us. So people will be able to say, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me”, and “If you have seen me, you have seen the father” because GOD WILL BE ALL IN ALL.
And since God is SPIRIT, the evidence of such is not grand shows or long prayers… it expressing the TRUTH and LOVING OTHERS by following the common of love. As the scriptures state, you will know my faith by my works. You will know God by the things I do, while expressing brotherly love, compassion, hope and faith in this world.
The SPIRIT of God, is TRUTH and LOVE. But what does this mean? What is SPIRIT?
Jesus said, my “words” are spirit and they are truth. This great spirit of truth within us all is NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION… So hearing people speak gibberish tongues or acting drunk, or goofy is not evidence of the spirit of God at all… Evidence of God is the SPOKEN WORD and LOVE!
When you hear the truth, you know it, and you know what it means. Because this truth is your NATIVE LANGUAGE, it is the LANGUAGE OF YOUR BIRTH… It is the language you spoke before you took on the lies/sins of this world and adopted the ideas of those already lost here that came before you.
Speaking in gibberish tongues is only evidence of confusion. While speaking and hearing the truth of love is the EVIDENCE OF THE SPIRIT WITHIN US ALL!
To see LOVE in the heart of others IS EVIDENCE of this spirit.
1 John 2:4-6
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Now, as Paul said to many of his students… “Brothers and sisters I don’t want you to be ignorant of this, blindness in part has happened to Israel”… This means that some people just aren’t ready to see these words you now see. So we must not think higher of ourselves for seeing and hearing the truth of love, than those who are still performing childish acts like speaking in tongues and falling out. Remember, there was probably a time when you, yourself believed such. You may have even practiced such, or still believe such, as I did once.
HOWEVER, THAT IS NOT THE DAY WE ARE IN!
We are not in a day of make-believe where we must pretend like children that we can have super powers and are being tangibly touched by a god we worship who exists far from us. No, that day is over! Those who still are married to that “harlot” may not agree right now, but one day they will. And until that day, we are not to look upon them as below us or enemies to us. No, we are too look upon them as we would children.
They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
This is a good example of what those lost to the lies of religion are like today. They are like spoiled kids trying to get their way. They form clicks, betray each other, demand things, have temper tantrums, judge others, put others down, gossip, praise the strong and rich over the weak and poor and of course they love to play the make-believe game of “I KNOW THE TRUTH OF GOD BETTER THAN YOU!”
Like children, the lost believe they must do something to get this or that, so their motives are always suspect, because they, like children are never content.
However, I am here to say…. the days of this have come to an end!
LIKE THE RUSHING OF A MIGHTY WIND, there is now a remnant elect according to grace that is speaking this new LANGUAGE OF LOVE and will draw many to it! And for those who have been RAISED up out of the IGNORANCE and LIES of this world, the words they now speak will draw all men to them… because this is the day we are in!
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
So get ready because it is time for us all to put away our childish beliefs and HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT WITHIN US ALL IS SAYING!
After all, this is why you are here reading these words today… Is it not?
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Each day I receive and read beautiful messages and comments from people who I have connected with all over the world. Sometimes, it can be a bit hard to keep up with everyone all the time but I always find a way to get back to everyone. I do this, because I know how important it is to reach out to someone when you begin to see things differently, or have a strong feeling in your heart that there is more to “God”, the world, and who you are, than you have been told.
I know how helpful it is to be able to find like-minded people who, like myself, who have first seen the things others are now seeing, or have seen before but had no one to share with.
I understand, at the present time there may not be many people to talk to about this. But as God promised Elijah, THERE ARE OTHERS that have heard this RUSHING MIGHTY DOCTRINE of truth within them!
2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Like Elijah, you may feel, or have felt, like the obstacles in your life are too great. You may feel, or have felt that you are so very small and that RELIGION, POLITICS and the WORLD is so big and powerful. You may question, or have questioned, what can little old you do to change things?
You may wonder why are you so passionate about these “things you are hearing within” and if it will ever really matter that you see things different at all. You may also look around, as Elijah did, saying within yourself LOOK AT ALL OF THESE CHURCHES, TEMPLES, MOSQUES, RELIGIOUS BUILDING and the billions of people who worship there. You may have found yourself to be persecuted because of your beliefs, beliefs that are also mine. Jesus also knew this would happen, which is why he told others that they would be attacked and hated because of the message he shared. So if you are worried that you are alone, I am here and many others are here to remind you what God reminded ELIJAH! YOU ARE NOT ALONE and THE DAY OF THE LORD IS HERE NOW!
THERE ARE OTHERS! This is all part of the plan.
As the scriptures state…. “AT THE PRESENT TIME this is a REMNANT according to the ELECTION OF GRACE!”
So, one must question what is the ELECTION OF GRACE?
Well the word ELECTION literally translates into “the act of CHOOSING something by free will”. And we know what GRACE is, don’t we? GRACE from its word origin literally means “to be gracious”, “to be giving”, loving”.
When we put this ALL together we see that there are REMNANT of people who are CHOOSING TO LOVE! They have ELECTED GRACE! Just as one would elect a president at the ELECTION OF PRESIDENT SO AND SO.
Isn’t it amazing how blind we all have been to these simply phrases, and how the TRUTH of what these verses really mean can deliver us so?
Well this ELECTION OF GRACE was most certainly my choice, of should I say, what choice did I have but to choose it ;) This is something you might say as well, or have said, or will still say one day. In the mean time, you can consider me one of this remnant of people, one of these forerunners in today’s quest for truth.
Oh, now don’t let your ego fool you… As a person believes so he is… if it is my desire to be such, than who is anyone to say I am wrong? And if you disagree with this statement, than I say, judge by my work’s sake.
As Solomon said, “there is nothing new under the sun”… And now you will see these words ring true as you continue this essay.
Regardless of how much of this TRUTH we understand, there are times, just like Elijah the TISHBITE (which is where Elijah was from). The irony of being a TISHBITE is that “TISHBITE” literally means “Captivity”. Elijah is also a symbol of us… we were all captives in this world until that RUSHING MIGHTY WIND OF TRUTH breathes life back into us and our words become as a flaming fire of truth and love.
Also, just like Elijah, there may be times that we need to be reminded that when the going gets tough for us, we are NOT ALONE. Because there are others that have not bowed down and worshipped the lies of this religious corrupt world. Right now, it may be hard for you to see yourself as a Conqueror… but believe me, we are the ARMY JOEL spoke of. And we all have heard the TRUMPET SOUND!
2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh
And these TONGUES OF FIRE that we have heard about are actually the WORDS WE ARE SPEAKING THIS DAY! This “WORD OF TRUTH AND LOVE” is going out, surprisingly so, and nothing shall keep these words from accomplishing what they are sent out into the world to do. WHICH IS DELIVER THE LOST, BREAK THE CHAINS OF WICKEDNESS AND IGNORANCE, GATHER WHAT IS LOST AND SET AT LIBERTY THOSE ASLEEP!
A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them
We are moving unto paradise and we are leaving the desolation of our past behind. This is the day we are in and these are the TONGUES OF FIRE that are finally making clear that we reap what we sow, that whatever a person believes they receive, and that with FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you
This letter to you all, which is written from my heart, you will soon see is witness to this.
Now, many of the messages I get from people are letters of their joy, letters of gratitude that they have finally found someone else in the world that sees the scriptures the way they do. When people who had been like Elijah believing they were alone finally find a site like “Jacob’s Ladder” they find peace and realize the thoughts in their head are not the ravings of a lunatic or a “demon” possessed individual. Many who find my site, first prayed to find such a site and when they do finally find me, and others like me, they are relieved to find out what they know to be true is TRUE!
What I have described above is the day written about in the book of acts. This is the UPPER ROOM experience people. It was early in the morning which is symbolic for us all today. IT IS EARLY in this NEW DAY THAT WE ARE IN.
Finally people everywhere are beginning to hear the NATIVE LANGUAGE again… this language is LOVE. Like those in the upper room story, there were “front-runners” or a “remnant” of individuals gathered together in this UPPER ROOM, which means a HIGHER PLACE OF UNDERSTANDING.
These front-runners SPOKE THE SAME LANGUAGE, they said the same things, they saw God the same way… THEY WERE OF ONE MIND and ONE ACCORD!
2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And for these men and women it was as if this great new truth and revelation had rushed in quickly. People today are coming to this understanding faster than ever before. The TRUTH is overpowering and it sweeps you off your religious feet and restores you back to your original language of truth and LOVE.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Once we hear the truth, we begin to speak the truth with a NEW TONGUE. This new tongue is a new understanding of what and who God is and more importantly what and who we all truly are within.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
In the book of acts, we see this happening with these front-runners. A RUSHING MIGHT WIND came in through a window (which is symbolic of a person’s eye or perception). This RUSHING WIND is an allegory for a NEW DOCTRINE or understanding.
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine
We then see these front-runners begin to share this new doctrinal language so the world could hear it. This is no different from what I and others have done in this new day as well, with our blogs, thoughts, poems, radio, and videos. And just like the disciples in the days of the Upper Room when people hear the things we say many will call us crazy, or say we are on drugs… The reason for this is simple, it’s only the 3RD HOUR… IT IS STILL EARLY IN THE DAY PEOPLE!
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
Of course they don’t want the new wine, they want the old. The doubters and unbelievers are those that are surrounding us all, they are the ones that make you scared to share what you now know, or are beginning to know.
So, I am here to boldly declare, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY! The people who are can hear the words I write, those who are grateful that there others just like them, are grateful for the confirmation of the words in their heart. They won’t care anymore if people say they are crazy, or DRUNK OR ON DRUGS, because that is what all unbelievers say.
No, those who hear these words are beginning to rejoice. They are now HEARING THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE. This LANGUAGE is the TRUTH OF WHO THEY REALLY ARE!
This is the LANGUAGE we had when we were BORN. Before we took upon ourselves the SINS/LIES of the world, and DIED to the truth of who we are!
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
So take heart because if you are excited to read this letter today, if you feel like there MUST BE MORE within your heart, IF YOU FEEL A SENSE OF HOPE…then my friend, YOU ARE ALSO HEARING YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE!
As God, promised Elijah, YOU ARE NOT ALONE… WHICH IS WHY YOU FOUND ME IN THE FIRST PLACE!
It is my belief, today is the gathering together of the SAINTS.
There are those who have CHOSEN TO KNOW MORE, TO SEE MORE, TO LOVE MORE, AND TO LIVE MORE! There are those
who HEAR THIS WORD in their heart, this truth, this LOVE, and they KNOW it is from God. There are those who heard their natives language in the “tongues” spoken in the book of Acts because NO ONE ELSE but THEM had heard this language of love until they stumbled across those SEVEN THOUSANDS chosen to be LIGHTS IN THIS WORLD!
This new language is as a cloven fiery tongue indeed. Because these WORDS we speak, and you hear, are separated/cloven from the lies of the world.
These TONGUES OF FIRE, or VOICES OF TRUTH, are now destroying the lies people have believed and these words are purifying the hearts of individuals as fire would chaff.
GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE!
These words are truth and they are spirit. Jesus understood this, when he said the words he speaks are truth and spirit and that they come from WITHIN HIM. Jesus also understood, as I understand, that these words/tongues that we speak not everyone in the world can recieve right now.
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
The SPIRIT of TRUTH is not a person that lives within the person that is you. The SPIRIT OF TRUTH is the TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE. This TRUTH, the world cannot receive because everything in this world perishes, and YOU ARE INFINITE. LIFE HIDES IN THE DEATH of this world. We all died, which means became ignorant of who we are, so we WOULD LIVE AGAIN and RISE to heights of understanding that would in turn save people from the ignorance of themselves.
The spirit is always within mankind, just as air is always in our lungs as we live. This spirit does not go into a man, but it comes out of a man, because TRUTH and LOVE is already within everyone.
This LIGHT even shines in darkness today. Many do not perceive this light. Many don’t SEE GOD in this LIGHT. Fewer still SEE THEMSELVES IN THIS LIGHT… This is why we have altars of BAAL everywhere (churches, mosques, temples, holy place, etc) … So the WORLD (those ruled by the Ignorant EGO of man) cannot receive this, BUT YOU CAN! YOU KNOW THE TRUTH, YOU HEAR YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE EACH TIME YOU COME TO THIS SITE AND OTHERS!
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
So when I received a certain comment today from one of my readers GOD WAS MAGNIFIED to me and I was inspired to write this essay on tongues of fire! What do I mean, by God being magnified? Well, I mean the scope of what we are all doing hit me. And it is a glorious thing.
Now, to magnify God does not mean what you think. To MAGNIFY something is to get a better understanding of what that something is. To get a closer look at it. When you magnify something you begin to see deep within what you saw externally to begin with. When you magnify it you begin to see how incredibly grand it is, how complex, and most importantly HOW INFINITE!
Science has proven the closer you look at something the more of that something you can see, whether through a microscope of a telescope, when something is magnified its INFINITE ATTRIBUTES are realized.
These NEW TONGUES we are hearing today, these words that I speak, as well as those you speak, and others are beginning to hear… MAGNIFY GOD! These words are expressing the truth of who we all are in a way that no one had seen before. When people hear these new tongues those with ears to hear stop and TAKE A CLOSER LOOK at who God is and who they are… and in so doing, GOD IS MAGNIFIED!
Also, the more you hear these words the more people will begin to LOOK WITHIN!
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
Many who visit here have left religion, some are new to this site, and others are still married to religion but deep within are excited and curious about the words they find here. That to me, is a miracle.
I want to point out that these emails, comments, replies, and requests I receive are not just wonderful messages of gratitude, they are prayer requests, inspired revelations, confirmations, affirmations, and simple letters as to how, and why, they believe they have found me on-line.
It is easy to pass the results from sharing these words to others as normal. However, to realize the scope of how many people are reached daily through the things I write and share is not just humbling, and exciting, it is as I have mentioned before a MIRACLE OF FAITH! The reason people still seem to suffer the storms of life is because they don’t have this faith that I speak of.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
With faith all things are possible… even becoming the person I am today, becoming the person you are today, we ARE exactly what we believed we could be. We can’t do everything we believe we can’t do as well.
Many years ago I dreamed that I would be the man I am today, doing what I am doing today, living the way I am living today… as a LIGHT! And as Jesus said in John chapter nine verse five, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” I wanted to let this LIGHT SHINE and shine it has and today it is attracting many, many more people who have this LIGHT within them as well.
Sometimes, it is easy to dream up movies like the Matrix and see how this symbolism applies to myself and others who are so passionate about sharing the love of the truth and the truth of love.
FROM THE HEART
Like Neo and his crew on the “Nebuchadnezzar” searching for those to rescue from being ignorant slaves to a “fallen” world of lies and death, I began sharing my thoughts and essays with the hopes of finding like-minded people who have a hunger for more deep within them. I too, felt like the TRUTH rushed in from Heaven and could not wait to speak that native tongue to others once again.
Now, to see how it has all come together is a GREAT THING indeed.
To grasp how quite amazing all of this is one would have to be in my shoes. To wait for years to finally share things I had held in my heart for over a decade and then to see these words spread to the four corners of the globe amazes me. I literally have tens of thousands of readers in every country around the world reading and sharing these thoughts today. AND YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!
This was the desire of my heart. To see this come to pass, to be here today creating my life the way I have dreamed, is awesome. My dream, my desire was to be exactly the man you know me to be today. My heaven was found by revealing what heaven truly is to others.
Righteousness, peace, joy and power!
So, when I receive messages of gratitude, or compliments, or requests for the things I share, I am reminded that “with faith all things are possible” indeed.
For some this may be a new tongue to hear. However, this is your native language and today tens of thousands understand it… Like one of my emails today, where the reader wrote… Jacob, I can’t believe I found someone who SPEAKS MY LANGUAGE!
I simply knew in my heart who I wanted to be and that is who I am today. Because of my faith! My reward is seeing my dream of inspiring countless people come to life before me. Which in the natural understanding of a man one might not be able to grasp. Because I am not your typical “religious leader”, in fact I AM NOT A RELIGIOUS LEADER AT ALL! The fact that I do not make my living doing this is also very important to note. Because pure faith cannot be bought or sold, instead it is inspired.
This is why few of you even know who I truly am. You don’t know the name I was given in this world, because I am no longer of this world, so you know the name given to me from above. ;)
In other words, I am what I am, and I will be whatever I will be, because with faith all things are possible!
Now most of you may not know who I am in this world, but you do know who I AM. You know my heart, and I know yours. It is like we know each other. Like I am in you, and You are in me. You and I are one. This is the new tongue, the language of love that everyone is beginning to hear today!
Those that do know me in this world, may say, “physician heal thyself”, they may think I am crazy and need to be set straight, or they may not welcome me as “Mr. Israel” and this is why the internet is so important, and why some anonymity is necessary.
Like Jesus, I don’t have a title, this is what makes this site I have so interesting because I don’t have a religion or church to promote, I simply promote this rushing mighty wind of truth within me.
I AM NOT A PASTOR, a Bishop, Imam, Guru, Priest, Cult leader, etc… I don’t have a church, I have a day job, I am an author, radio personality, TV writer and producer as well as salesman so when I get responses from people on-line as to how grateful they are for something I have written or shared outside of my worldly craft I am always taken back. More over, when people honor me the way they do, seeing me in such an elevated light I am eternally grateful and touched. Yet, I want them also to know as Jesus wanted them to know… AS I AM SO ARE YOU!
I am living the life I have always dreamed and such messages are such a gift to me. Contrary to popular belief I do NOT MAKE MY LIVING from my website, radio show, etc… you see this part of my life I actually pay to provide to all of you because life has offered me more than I would ever need from other sources so I could follow my dream and blaze a fiery path to clear the way for others to see…
At the present time, I believe the fact that I am not making my living off of this material makes it even more worthwhile, because there is no price attached to it… What I share, truly cannot be sold is can only be shared and I believe I will always be well provided for and capable of doing so.
So instead of the money that many religious leaders ask for so they can continue to build their kingdom of earth, I ask you simply to share the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN with the world for free!
I ask you all to do as I do. SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE so others can hear! LET YOUR TONGUES OF FIRE clear the way for others to see and hear! Whether that is by sharing articles like this, or writing your own… Go forth and make disciples of this truth because THIS IS THE DAY WE ARE IN… THE DAY OF THE RUSHING MIGHTY WIND!
You’ll never know how many will hear their native tongue in your words until you do!
Peace to you and yours,
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