WE ARE NOT LEGION ANYMORE

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WE ARE NOT LEGION ANYMORE


“If the storms of life seem too much to handle… if your day to day has become more like a fight for your life… if you are bored, and tired of being uninspired… then come with me to the “Other Side”.

This essay will be a revelation to you. Much more than simply revealing who, and what the demoniac “Legion” is in scripture. This paper that I am writing this morning for all of you is a key of sorts. A KEY that will open the doors of your understanding.

Matthew 16:19
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.

The “Other Side”, you will find is simply a way of overcoming your present trials. It is to get to the OTHER SIDE of your life. It is to CROSS over from death (which is ignorance) to life (which is wisdom).

There is a great saying that you may or may not have heard of. It basically puts forward the idea that when you are going through a difficult time, or trials in your life, that “you will eventually get to the other side of it”. As if your troubles are a large dangerous mote filled many deadly, and terrifying things, that you simply have to CROSS over to enter the Kingdom on the “other side”.

And this essay will help get you from here to there.

Because today, sadly, that is exactly how life seems to be for “MANY”. One gigantic mountain, or valley, or sea of trouble that you are simply dying to get to the “other side” of.

Does is not at times seem like we only go from one trial to another?

Like our sole purpose for existence is to simply duck and cover and dodge and weave everything that life throws our way.

At times… doesn’t it seem like this is just simply the way it is, and the way it will always be?

Do you ever beat yourself up for not being able to break the chains that this world shackles you with fast enough?

Well, if this is so, know that you are not alone. Because there are MANY like this today.

Never the less, together, I promise you, we are going to get to the “Other Side” of it.

Now, there is a reason I bold/highlighted the word “MANY” above. As we dig into Mark Chapter 4 and 5 we are going to find this word “MANY” to be one of those keys I was bragging about earlier.

So let’s begin…

Mark 4:33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

I have found in my life that I cannot simply go over to people and flat out tell them what is wrong with them. Many times when I counsel people I know they are not ready to face their real problem, much less take responsibility so they can overcome it. And so to these people, I talk in mysteries. Instead of telling them that they are envious and insecure and filled with fear I share a story about myself that relays the dangers of living a life this way. I talk in parables if you will. Much like Jesus. In fact, I believe I got that trick from Jesus.

For example, if someone is an exaggerator instead of flat out telling them this, I might recite “the boy who cried wolf”. Get my point.

Now in verse 33 it is clear Jesus constantly spoke in parable, the question is why?

Well, the answer is simple. They weren’t ready to hear the truth. Just like those people that I counsel at times. And so “all things are explained in parable.”

However, we do find something interesting here… to the disciples… to those that were READY to hear what Jesus had to say… those parables made sense. The spirit of the story gave them life and because of this he no longer needed to MASK his WORDS. This my friends is the day we are entering into now.

When I began sharing my essays years ago, few people were ready for what it was I had to share.

However, today I find things I wrote six or seven years ago are now beginning to become accepted by “many.”

This is why I too am saying to those “disciples of truth” who understand the spirit of what I am sharing, when HARD TIMES come let us pass over to the OTHER SIDE of it.

35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

Notice, how Jesus said, “Let us pass over” when the EVENING was come.

At first glance, this may seem innocuous, but I assure you there is treasure in every hill and valley of scripture.

The EVENING, also known as Night or Darkness in scripture, is an allegory of IGNORANCE. You can’t see in the dark. Also, not the safest way to travel if this story is taken literally.

Let us look at this from a different angle as well.

What is the “other side” of Night?

That’s right the answer is DAY!

The “other side” of Darkness is Light.

And of course, the “Other Side” of trouble is peace.

And this my friends is what this essay is about. Getting to that “other side”

Now to DO THIS… you are going to have to change.

The definition of insanity many would say is doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.

If you are unhappy, unfulfilled, if you feel stuck and misery keeps you up at night… It is time to change.

The world and those in the world, will lead you to believe that your problems are because of others, outside influence, and while on the surface that may seem to be true, I assure you your problems are your own.

And YOU can get to the Other Side of them.

However, to do so, you cant continue to live the way everyone else does. You can’t be selfish, greedy, condemning, or rude, you MUST die to that way of thinking first.

One must first depart from WHAT EVERYONE ELSE BELIEVES… Those who DON’T want to cross over will stand their ground. But you my friend must journey elsewhere… And if they want to keep you where they are, it is time for you to send them on their way.

You can’t get to the Other Side if you are still with those who don’t want to cross over themselves.

No I warn you, whenever you say, I WANT TO CHANGE MY LIFE many people will not want to go with you. This is why you symbolically must send the multitudes away, as Jesus and the disciples did before crossing over. Because straight and narrow, upright and honest, true and kind, compassionate and forgiving, is the gate… and few there be that find it

Matthew 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

It is true the ways of the world lead to destruction. Look at our world today. Look at your own life. Is it not filled with bitterness at times? Is it not filled with envy, fear, regret, and anger?

I tell you the truth, for me, at times it is… and that is why I LISTEN WHEN I HEAR THE CALL TO PASS OVER UNTO THE OTHER SIDE.

It doesn’t bother me that I think and act differently from the rest. It used to, but no longer.

It does bother me that a majority of those who claim to know God are some of the most selfish, arrogant, greedy, manipulative, condemning, judgmental people there are.

Straight is the gate and few there be that find it.

However, you are not like everyone else. You are here today reading these words. YOU MY FRIEND ARE A DISCIPLE OF TRUTH… like me. And like me, you too have SENT AWAY the MULTITUDE and carried the TRUTH (Jesus) in your heart to get to the Other side. And in doing so, you, like me, find many others following along, little as they may be.

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

I have written on the “Other Side” before, if you want use the search bar to get more eye opening info about this parable.

However, I will touch on a couple of symbols that will help before I continue.

I have to remind you that we must take our eyes off a literal man named Jesus for a second.

Look at Jesus the way he described himself to the “disciples”.

He said “I am the way, the Truth, and the Life.”

So, we must look at Jesus as the TRUTH within each of us.

In this particular story the SHIP or VESSEL carrying the TRUTH must then be seen as our soul, our identity.

So when you read about the WAVES beating against the SHIP and the great STORM of wind below… You understand, YOU are the ship that the TRUTH is traveling in… to get you to the OTHER SIDE.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

YES, these are the storms of life that we, each of us, face. And it can be scary when it seems like all hell has broken loose. But when that happens, we REMEMBER just who and what is traveling with us.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

We WAKE IT up… WE CALL UPON IT…WE SCREAM LORD HELP US… Especially if we believe WE WILL PERISH!

And in that moment, when all hope seems lost, the revelation REVIVES and the WIND (troubling thoughts) is rebuked.

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

The other day, I was delivered some news. This news did not sit well with me, as I have never been a big fan of change, ironic as that may seem.

Ignorantly, I allowed a bit of fear to creep into my heart about this situation. And it wasn’t long before that fear turned into an emotional storm within me, a storm with waves of negative thoughts that somehow seemed to predict the worst of future outcomes.

And as I ignorantly followed after the enemies (carnal mind’s) many temptations I too found myself thinking, “doesn’t anyone care that this could ruin everything?”… It was then, the TRUTH woke up inside me… I even laughed, because I realized I WAS being FEARFUL and that I AT THAT MOMENT HAD FORGOTTEN TO HAVE FAITH.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

And just like Jesus who yelled at the storm, “PEACE BE STILL!” … I too literally, audibly, yelled “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” I told myself, OUT LOUD so I could hear it, because FAITH COMES BY HEARING, “PEACE, BE STILL!”

And IN THAT INSTANT… the storm was gone. No more crazy thoughts running wild in my head. No more negative ideas of what might be, or what I might have to do… “Peace be still!” I yelled… I shook it off… and there was CALM.

This works people… It does. The scriptures state…

James 4:7
… Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

If YOU resist the tormenting LIES in your mind… they will leave you!

Just remember my friends, IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE. We are IN the FLESH. We are an infinite projection in a temporal distortion. We are LIGHTS in vast darkness… so it is not always going to be easy. But if we continue to follow after the truth, it will be much more than simply worth it.

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Now here is where the story gets interesting.

5 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

THIS LINE RIGHT HERE is a treasure hiding in plain sight.

By now we know the OTHER SIDE is the ANSWER to our PROBLEM. It is then of no coincidence that when the DISCIPLES OF TRUTH came over to the OTHER SIDE the NAME OF THE COUNTRY was GADARENES, which literally means “the Reward At The End”.

Isn’t that something? When you go to the “Other Side” of a problem you find a REWARD AT THE END. This is true for everything in life.

Now let me tell you what you find on the Other Side… You find many, many, people who are hurting and thinking the wrong way. Possessed by the many lies they hear and say. You find that most people, MANY people, are hurting. Their life is more like death. They are often bound by their many problems.

2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

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Let me explain what an “unclean spirit is” — it is not some spooky monster or Hollywood demon. An un-clean spirit is simply a thought that is not pure. And if it is not pure it is a lie.

Jesus said, “my words are spirit”. Words/Thoughts these are SPIRITS. And today people are possessed by MANY LIES which is why so MANY PEOPLE are crying out this same way.

5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

The STONES are religious laws, condemnation, shame, and judgment.

Deuteronomy 27:8
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

How many of us cut ourselves with the stones of criticism ourselves? MANY people beat themselves up today thinking they aren’t good enough, etc

Ironically, Legion “The Many” want to be saved, this is why they dwell in tombs. Symbolic of religious ideas and traditions.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, (‭Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭29‬ KJV)

The white washed tombs many dwell near and in are the religions of this world. Which is why they can’t comprehend the plain speak of Jesus or Me. This is why they need the parable. They are lost. The MANY see Jesus Far off.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

Notice that those possessed by the lies of this world and religion SEE (perceive) Jesus FAR OFF…

Meaning, MANY Christian’s today believe Jesus is FAR, FAR AWAY and they are waiting for him to come soon.

Worse then this, they believe THEY, and this JESUS, they worship have nothing in common.

Even though Jesus would say, “As I am in this world So Are You” (we are all in the same lot)

And worse than that… is the MANY/Legion believe this very same Jesus only wants to punish. They see the “savior” as a judge who persecutes and tortures not one who heals.

7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

When you come to the OTHER SIDE of your faith and you look around the world you will see MANY people like Legion. For they are MANY. They are living a life of death (ignorance).

The good news is, when the MANY see you… they will WANT to change.

When you show them love instead of condemnation. When you remind them that THEY TOO can get to the other side and find that reward waiting there.

Now not all will want to leave. MANY may want to stay where they are comfortable. That is because lies when cast out of people can still find a home in the swine (unbelievers).

When you cross over the lies that were cast out of you, like eternal torture, a rapture and more, are still welcome elsewhere.

You may find these lies that once possessed us are welcome by the great herd of SWINE (UNBELIEVERS) in the land.

This is the meaning behind the story.

We are not to waste our pearls before swine. Because in the end, it is the only place lies are welcome and the truth is despised.

10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

However, when one SINNER (person who is ignorant) repents (becomes wise) people WILL talk about it. The SHEPHERDS of the SWINE especially.

When someone who is truly out of their mind, who is truly miserable and depressed, addicted, and stressed, finds REST… PEOPLE TAKE NOTICE.

They say to themselves, how is it possible that this person who was so messed up is FINALLY AT PEACE?

14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 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: and they were afraid.

Well, that is what happens when you get to the Other Side people.

It happened to me. If it hasn’t yet happened to you, be of good cheer because it will.

And trust me, the SHEPHERDS of the SWINE may not like that. Because there you sit, at peace, IN YOUR RIGHT MIND… and you didn’t eat a word of what they were selling. Because only THE TRUTH sets a person free. And that TRUTH is right there in the hinder parts of your vessel (mind/heart) waiting for you to WAKE HIM UP.

Just like I did, the moment the waves beat against my ship. Because of it, I find peace and joy and truth and I find I am finally in my right mind (righteousness). I am LEGION no more. And soon you will find, neither are you.

I love you. I pray this paper encouraged you. I ask you all humbly to please share this material with others. Comment, like, share, and subscribe, this is the only way for me to reach others. I am not a wealthy man in a worldly sense, but what I offer is a treasure indeed and I refuse to sell it. Have the best week ever, I look forward to hearing from you all. Jacob Israel

P.S. remember the re-launch of THE CALLING, the book of Thomas James is fast approaching. It is the novel I was meant to write. 35,000 new words, new chapters, never before scene poetry and insights that will blow your mind.

Finger of God Casts out Demons/Lies

Finger of God Casts out Demons/Lies

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to all of you today to wish you just the merriest, and the most wonderful of Christmases. Of course, I also understand many people of various faiths read Jacobs ladder, and so I wanted to also wish all of you the very best holiday.

I don’t distinguish one religions holiday over other. For they should all be joyous times. And they are all reminders of the place of peace, and praise, that we all can enter into on a regular basis.

That is the Kingdom of God after all. It is Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Powerful love.

And this is why I wanted to take a moment to personally bless all of you and speak my heart to all of you for this Holiday Season.

I sure hope the words of this short video touch your heart, and the following short insights into the Finger Of God and the Kingdom set you free from all the lies you have believed!

Kingdom of God/Casting Out Devils – explained simply.

If you have known me for awhile you know the Kingdom of God and Heaven is not a literal place but a state of mind/being.

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17 KJV)

The Kingdom (reign or rule) of God is not a place of carnal pleasures, but righteousness (proper judgment/sound thought) peace, joy and power.

Now how does one find the Kingdom of God?

One must be enlightened to the truth, and set free from lies they have believed.

The TRUTH sets us free… From lies… Obviously.

Jesus said something interesting once…

But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. (Luke 11:20 KJV)

And what is the FINGER of God, that casts out devils/lies and reveals the Kingdom of God in your life?

The Commands/promises of God were written with God’s FINGER (instruction), Jesus healed the deaf by putting his FINGER in their ear so they could (hear the truth).

A Finger points you in the right direction. Even the carnal use the Finger to teach.

He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; (Proverbs 6:13 KJV)

The FINGER of God points you to the TRUTH, it is instruction, teaching, etc.

How else would you cast out a lie, but by teaching the truth?

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And so … IF YOU cast out demons (lies) with the “finger of God” (teaching of God/love) then the “Kingdom of God” (Right thinking, peace, joy, and powerful love) has come upon you. (Is revealed to you)

In other words, until the truth is taught (finger of God)… you are usually possessed by lies.

But if those lies/demons are cast out with the “finger of god”=teaching of truth then the “Kingdom” has come upon you.

Until that day people still play games like children who believe lies about literal places in the sky.

But if the TRUTH is taught to those possessed by lies (demon possessed) the LIES are cast out (no longer accepted as true) and the Kingdom of God (right thinking, peace, joy, and power) has come (been revealed)

And how does one know who has the Kingdom of God, or who has the truth?

If they teach you and it brings peace, proper judgment, and joy into your life … That’s how!

By their fruit they shall be known.

Proper Judgment, Peace, Joy, and powerful love = The Kingdom of God.

This is why it is revealed without literal observation.

And can only be found within the heart of mankind.

Please do subscribe and share any and all of these essays and videos. It’s free and always will be. And please don’t forget the new release of The Calling the Book Of Thomas James is do to be released in a couple of months, please do get excited. I expect miraculous things. I love you all, Jacob

CUT IT OUT!

CUT IT OUT!

In my latest essay “The Two Witnesses Revealed” I stated ” … within two weeks there will be a partially thwarted terrorist attack at major hub of travel, like Grand Central or Penn Station… an attack that could have been worse…”

This essay, which I shared on Dec 2nd, and the video shared on Dec 3rd, (below) spoke of a partially thwarted terrorist attack on a major hub of travel, like Grand Central which the Tube is… And it COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE… Sadly, a couple of days after posting this I read “A Terrorist attack is thwarted in “London’s Underground” today!”

A man with a machete screaming, “This is for Syria” slashed a man’s throat and went after more. Thankfully he was stopped. This attack could have been so much worse. Women and children and many others could have been killed. I did NOT want to see this. I did NOT want to hear about this. I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD LIKE THIS ANYMORE!

It seems everything I have said would happen soon, has happened, and from a worldly perspective it does not seem to be showing any signs of coming to a peaceful end… Ultimately, it will ALL work together for the good of those that love the Lord, but for right now, the world has become a scary place.

You cannot turn on the news without hearing of terrorist attacks, climate change, riots, shootings, intolerance, or war. Even those who are running for the highest office on our country prove to be hateful, bigoted, greedy, and corrupt to the very core.

This is why I am taking a more proactive role in trying to bring awareness to the NONSENSE that is fueling this scourge in the earth.

Hate, prejudice, fear, lust, greed, and corruption is rampant today… and that is all we seem to be hearing about. And that is NOT a good thing, because instead of people everywhere saying, “WE HAVE TO STOP THIS INSANITY AND COOPERATE”, we see people on all sides applauding attacks oF the other.

Just yesterday, I cannot tell you how many comments from supposed Christians I read, how many hateful posts filled with savagery and venom I read. It literally brought tears to my eyes.

I REALLY had no idea when I warned everyone in July of what the world would soon become. You should go back, to my “warning essay” read it and watch the video and see how very accurate this feeling I had was. It was a sinking feeling in my chest that led me to believe if I didn’t stand up and bring awareness to what might become, all would be lost.

Back then we didn’t hear about WW3, or worry about ISIS at our door and we didn’t think climate change was going to do us all in. People simply weren’t aware of how out of control it has all gotten.

I have many times been accused of spreading fear, and condemned for what I share. I have found that I am constantly trying to open people’s eyes to their own pride and hate, while also showing them there is a better way.

People don’t want to hear about how bad things have gotten, or how much worse they still may get… I understand this.

However, we cannot put our heads in the sand and simply let things get worse.

WE CANNOT GIVE INTO FEAR AND HATE!

We HAVE to rise above the madness we see today and we need to SHOW LOVE more than ever before!

I have said many times, that you cannot overcome hate with hate. It seems like that is the only way of dealing with problems today. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!

I pray, “Lord please open their eyes, and my eyes to a brighter world. Father, help us to forgive, to have compassion, to bring an end to war, famine, and all unrighteousness.”

Jesus did the same. How many times did he CRY, because he only wanted to wake people up to the power of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. They, like those who hate today, put their faith in a corrupt system that is doomed to fail.

Politics will not save us. Religion will not save us. Democracy will not save us. Socialism will not save us. Communism will not save us. ONLY LOVE WILL SAVE US!

Psalm 85:7
Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation.

SALVATION IS HAVING LOVE REVEALED WITH YOU. UNFAILING LOVE. LOVE THAT DRAWS A MULTITUDE TO CHANGE!

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

The PEOPLE have forgotten that we are to LOVE our enemy, do GOOD to those who mistreat us and use us, to OFFER the other cheek, to GIVE more than another wants to take… THIS IS THE ONLY WAY HEAVEN WILL BE REVEALED ON EARTH!

I am fed up with the hateful hearts of those who claim to LOVE. I am fed up with the ignorance of those who claim wisdom. I am fed up with the intolerance of those who preach tolerance. I am fed up with the hypocrisy. I am fed up with the hate. I am fed up with the lack of love I see today.

Those who should be preaching COMPASSION, UNITY, AND LOVE are dividing us further. And this is true for EVERY RELIGION!

They Neither Know the God of Abraham, the Father of Jesus, Brahman, or Allah if they hate their brother or sister!

Today, “so-called good Christians” on the internet have taken to celebrating the defaming, and torching of Mosques.
Today, “so-called” good Jews are celebrating the death of Palestinian attackers.
Today, “so-called” good Muslims have taken to celebrating the terror attacks in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
This says nothing about all the other sects in these religions killing and condemning each other in the name of their “so-called God of War”

And yet these who hate and who kill each other and condemn each other and look down the nose of each know nothing about what their “so-called holy books” have to say about LOVE. Which is the highest spirit, and the one thing all are to strive for.

FAITH has never been about hating others! The only thing these holy books teach about hate, is HATING the IDEA of HATING OTHERS.

Jesus was accused and did not defend himself. Jesus was condemned and did not fight against it. Jesus was beaten and put to death and he only raised his voice to ask for FORGIVENESS… because he understood … as I UNDERSTAND … people today, just like then, KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!

And so I am asking the Lord to help them to see. To guide us into the paths of righteousness. To lead into the land of promise. TO HEAL OUR BROKEN HEARTS, TO TEND TO OUR WOUNDS, AND TO WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS!

I am asking the Lord to wake the people up, to quicken everyone to the SPIRIT OF LOVE within us all.

And I am offering the Lord my life, as a living sacrifice… I do not go to Church, I do not fast, I do not sacrifice or make offerings on an altar, but A BODY I HAVE PREPARED… and of course I pray that these many years a BODY HAVE I PREPARED in all of you.

You can be IN the world but not OF the world.

The word “world” of course is a symbol for the LUSTS within mankind.

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Jesus said when he was taken into custody, that if he were OF THIS WORLD an army would FIGHT FOR HIM… Because that is how things are handled in THIS WORLD!!!! But Jesus is NOT of this world, and neither are we.

We DO NOT have to be part of the problem, we can be the SOLUTION. We do not have to be infected with the disease of hate, we can be the CURE!

Those who hate, those who refuse to offer the other cheek, those who refuse to love and have compassion for the downtrodden and displaced, those who have decided every Muslim, Christian and Jew is their enemy, have never known the True God, regardless of what name the TRUE GOD which is LOVE is called.

PEOPLE TODAY NEED TO CUT IT OUT! This is a message that I hope spreads like wild-fire…. WE ALL NEED TO CUT IT OUT!

If you don’t do unto others as you want done unto yourself, YOU ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS, I don’t care what your religion tells you.

Because the “Creator of all” is telling “us all” to CUT IT OUT and LOVE!

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CLICK THIS LINK to watch my message “CUT IT OUT!”. I love you all, Jacob

Two Witnesses Revealed

TWO WITNESSES
“Two Witnesses Revealed”

The revelation I just received about the TWO WITNESSES is revolutionary. This short essay will not only decisively prove, and clearly explain who the TWO WITNESSES are, which has never truly been done before this point, and most certainly NEVER REVEALED TO BE what you will soon understand the TWO WITNESSES to be.

This is quiet exciting. This whole week, the “Witnesses” of the Book of Revelation, and more, have been haunting me. I even used a passage about being sent to “measure the Temple and Altar”, ignoring the outer court, with a REED in the YouTube video I shared below. Which is not only a life changing bit of advice, but the only wisdom that will deliver you from the hard times ahead of us all… You can view that video after finishing this short paper,which by the way will also declare that the TWO WITNESSES ARE HERE right now! You and I are PROOF of this.

And soon you will agree.

For many years, the two witnesses of revelation were portrayed as men that walked around shooting fire from their mouths. They were said to be TWO LITERAL MEN like Elijah or Moses. But this never sat right with me. There was part of me that always believed the TWO WITNESSES were sooooo much more. However, before today I had no idea how incredibly remarkable the revelation of who they truly are really is.

Let us start simple. Let us see who scripture declares these “TWO WITNESSES” to be. Let’s take these a couple of LINES at a time.

Revelation 11
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two OLIVE TREES, and the two CANDLE STICKS standing before the God of the earth.

First of all, what is a WITNESS? Well, think in legal terms. A Witness is someone who has “witnessed something”, “understands something that others do not”,”saw something others have not seen”,”heard something that others have not heard”. A WITNESS is then brought before the Judge and Jury and COURT ROOM and EXPLAINS TO EVERYONE what they saw, heard, understood, and know to be true (so help them God).

And who is called to be a WITNESS in the world?

Isaiah 43:12
I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore YOU are my WITNESSES, saith the Lord, that I am God.

Well according to Isaiah, the WITNESSES of God, are those who KNOW of NO STRANGE GOD among them.

But, let us take this chapter in context. WHO was God speaking to? Who did God literally call his WITNESSES? – NOTICE it is a PLURAL WORD (witnesses) – MEANING TWO — Two witnesses NOT ONE.

Ironically, (because I am Jacob Israel literally) God was speaking to JACOB in scripture.

Isaiah 43
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O JACOB, and he that formed thee, O ISRAEL, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Literally, according to scripture JACOB – ISRAEL – these are the TWO WITNESSES of scripture.

But how can this be? You will say. For there is ONLY ONE Jacob, who became ISRAEL. We understand, when looking deeper that Jacob is the first man, and Israel is the last man. Much like Adam is the first and Jesus is the last Adam. We understand by these stories that there are TWO IN ONE BED. One is taken AND one is left. – the first IGNORANT MAN (who you think you are) and the last Man (who God declares you to be) – Howbeit, the FIRST MAN is earthy (ignorant) while the LAST MAN is from HEAVEN ABOVE. THESE are the TWO MEN we read about in Revelation if truth be told. But most aren’t ready to understand this. And so, the man JACOB ISRAEL became an allegory for everyone to learn from. It is a picture of ALL OF GOD’S CREATION. His first and last born if you will.

Hosea 11:1
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my SON out of Egypt.

Here we see JACOB ISRAEL is quite clearly called God’s SON. But it was the people of Israel that were called out of Egypt. And guess what? Those are Jacob Israel as well. This is why, I was given this pen name. Why I was inspired to use the last name Israel, and chose to be called Jacob.

Isaiah 44:5
One shall say, I am the Lord’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel
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The name JACOB ISRAEL is a symbol… It is a WITNESS for everyone. In these two names Jacob and Israel, we see the story of a changed life. The man who wrestled with God (1 witness) and with man (2nd witness) and who finally overcome.

So, am I saying I am ONE OF THE TWO WITNESSES? No, I am not saying that, not ONE of two at least.

I am saying ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN ARE THE TWO WITNESSES THEMSELVES. Just as JACOB ISRAEL (one man) was called WITNESSES in Isaiah.

Stay with me, it will all soon become clear.

I am not just ONE WITNESS… Today, I understand I am “TWO”. The FIRST MAN and the LAST MAN. The EARTH MAN and the SPIRIT MAN.

These are the TWO WITNESSES. A witness in the physical plane, the carnal plane, and a witness in the spiritual plain. One witness in the earth and one in HEAVEN above.

Because in the mouth of TWO WITNESSES everything is established.

You will say, “Jacob, you are ONE man. How can you be the two witnesses? How can I be?”

Well, look at what Jesus said about himself.

John 8:16-18
16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of TWO WITNESSES is true. 18 I am ONE who testifies for myself; my OTHER witness is the Father, who sent me.”

(TWO WITNESSES right there)

Can you see?

This is why Jesus said, I am IN the Father and the Father is IN me. TWO IN ONE. The TWO SHALL BECOME ONE. CHRIST IN YOU! This is the hope of glory. The TWO WITNESSES becoming one in the land, walking hand in hand, saying only what the father says, doing only what the Father inspires, and TELLING THE WORLD what has been witnessed, so they too will turn from their ways.

I AM THE TWO WITNESSES of SCRIPTURE, AND SO ARE YOU!

But wait there is more.

The Two Witness shall PROPHESY — not what does that mean?

Well according to scripture, PROPHECY IS…

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old-time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

the TWO WITNESSES will be as lights to those in darkness. They will be given revelation and inspiration and they will be MOVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Much the way I am. For a long time now, I have declared that God is INSPIRATION and I can only share as I am inspired to share. This is why I know now that those things that I say and declare are not just possibilities, they are absolutes, for just like me, if you are the TWO WITNESSES whatever you bind in heaven will be bound in earth, and loosed as well.

5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Now, this passage is not just humbling it can become down right frightening if you believe that these TWO WITNESSES literally have the power to bring any plague to the earth as often as they will, to prove to a sickened, and blind, lost world, that there is more to the Father then they have been told.

These TWO WITNESSES were given the power to shut up the heavens and create all sorts of devastation on the earth. Well, if this be the end times (the end of the corrupt worldly system) then these two witnesses should begin to revealed to the world. Soon, THESE TWO WITNESSES would be known by almost everyone in the world because of the things they say, and the declarations “they” make that convicts the world of it’s truly wicked ways.

It would be like this…

Let’s pretend for a moment that I AM the Two Witnesses (as you also are but don’t yet believe)… If the story is primarily literal. Than I could say, within two weeks there will be a partially thwarted terrorist attack in the east coast, that could have been much worse… I could be as specific as to say it will happen near one of our major hubs of travel, like Grand Central or Penn Station… If it were meant to be taken literally I could say, there will be a massive earthquake in the south that will leave millions without power if the world does not humble themselves and follow after peace… If this were literally true, than I could say all of that, document it, prove that I declared such and IT WOULD HAPPEN! (This is the way we sort of believe these Witnesses work right?)

I know what you are saying… “well Jacob, you sort of have been doing just that since July, and all of it has been coming to pass as you said.” — To that I reply, I have thought the same thing, but honestly, who am I to say that I KNOW THE WAY OF GOD… I only share what I feel inspired to share. I only put my faith in the words given to me to share. I pray that I have the truth and only the truth, that I be used for God’s will and that I follow after peace and love instead of greed and wickedness. I am only a servant, just like you… So, even though I could make those claims and they would literally come true, IF THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS ALONE, but I believe there is more to learn.

My friends, this story is on TWO LEVELS for there are TWO WITNESSES… and the SPIRITUAL is what we must CONCERN ourselves with.

For example, it will not be LITERAL FIRE that comes out of the WITNESSES MOUTH… if will be a purifying word of truth/fire.

The FIRE that comes from their mouth is not LITERAL FIRE… these are WORDS, that when HEARD will burn away any lie that resides in their enemy’s heart. These WITNESSES in effect, can kill off the carnal nature of man, simply by telling their enemies the truth. Much like how Jesus cast out the devils. Their words will be as fire. Remember, CHRIST BAPTIZED with FIRE… he never used water, SIMPLY HIS WORDS.

Jeremiah 5:14
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

The WORD is TRUTH in their MOUTH.. and this is “FIRE”… which is why Jeremiah compared the people to WOOD in the above passage.

Our (two witnesses) words are going to burn the lies people have believed away… FOR WE ARE THE TWO WITNESSES. Me and You.

If you don’t yet believe me, let me offer you more.

These TWO WITNESSES are God’s servants. AND SO ARE THE DISCIPLES.

Acts 26:16
I have appeared to you to appoint YOU as a SERVANT and as a WITNESS of what you have seen and will see of me.

I am the SERVANT and the WITNESS. You are the SERVANT and the WITNESS.

The TWO WITNESSES are not two literal men… Just as they are not TWO literal CANDLESTICKS/LAMPSTANDS

Matthew 5:15
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house
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I am, you are, the LAMP STAND AND CANDLESTICK!

Notice, the beautiful description of what it was like for Zacheriah to understand what the LAMPSTAND AND OLIVE TREES (two witnesses) were. Like a man waking from a dream.

Zechariah 4:1-3
Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. 2 He asked me, “What do you see?”
I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. 3 Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”

What is this describing, besides the TEMPLE OF GOD – which is what WE ARE!

1 Kings 6:32-34
32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall.

NOTICE the DOORS of the TEMPLE are made of TWO OLIVE trees… You ever wonder why? the OLIVE is a great allegory for the EYE of man (they even sort of look like an eye). If the DOORS to the TEMPLE are OLIVE TREES and the DOORS to our SOUL are our EYES, and EYES are a symbol of WISDOM AND “SEEING THE TRUTH”. It becomes easy to know why the OLIVE TREE was so often used to describe the TWO WITNESSES. As well as all of JACOB/ISRAEL (God’s elect according to grace lest any man should boast)

Psalm 52:8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever

But if that isn’t enough scripture to prove that JACOB/ISRAEL – God’s Children – are the OLIVE TREES… Then take it up with Paul, who very clearly calls Israel the OLIVE TREE… both Natural Branches and Wild Branches which were grafted in.

Romans 11
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the OLIVE TREE; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee
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It should be clear that the OLIVE TREE is Me and You as well.

Now, let us put it all together.

WHO ARE THE TWO WITNESSES OF GOD according to scripture?

1) Jacob/Israel (WITNESSES) – I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore YOU are my WITNESSES, saith the Lord, that I am God. Isaiah 43:12

2) Jacob/Israel (WITNESSES) = God’s People delivered from Egypt. When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my SON out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1

3) The TWO WITNESSES are the OLIVE TREES and CANDLESTICKS — Me and You.

4) The TWO WITNESSES are not two literal people at all. But TWO WITNESSES in the world… one a natural/earthen witness and one a spiritual. Just as Jesus said… John 8:16-18 – 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of TWO WITNESSES is true. 18 I am ONE who testifies for myself; my OTHER witness is the Father, who sent me.”

I and YOU are the TWO WITNESSES of Revelation. And today is our revealing to the world. We have been given POWER and we shall PROPHECY a thousand two hundred and three score days. And why is this AMOUNT of TIME important… because 1260 days is also mentioned as the time of the woman fleeing into the wilderness. That’s right, this is where is gets freaky… THIS IS THE DAY WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW! It is the day I wrote about back in July and I believe it is happening right now. A great time of trouble, while the CHILD OF PROMISE is still in the womb, the birth pangs getting closer and closer together.

Revelation 12 – The Woman and the Dragon
12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

This is also the time Michael and his army begins its great war with the Dragon… whatever is bound in heaven is bound in earth indeed, and whatever loosed in heaven loosed in the earth.

1260 days — this will be the length of the Two Witnesses prophecy in the earth. 42 months. 3.5 years. Ironically, the exact amount of time of Jesus’ ministry.

One last scripture before closing this essay and asking you to not only watch my video posted below for a very important message, but please do subscribe, comment, share, let people know about what you have learned here… DON’T HIDE YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL… YOU ARE A CANDLESTICK that needs to SHINE for all to see.

WHO ARE THE WITNESSES? — I am and You are! So let’s prophecy together until that CHILD IS BORN! To some the words you receive may seem foreign, but as you know (if you read my article on speaking in tongues)

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

I love you all! Don’t forget to subscribe, just click to the link on the right (email address), and thank you for any and all support. Jacob

The Good Samaritan and The Refugee

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan and The Refugee

Yesterday, I posted a video called, “Why Fear Refugees?” it is a video that is meant to provoke thought and hopefully inspire healing around the world. Of course, privately and publicly some people took issue. I understand that. The day we are living in, as I said months ago, is a different one. Recently, I posted a video and an essay titled “No Peace for the Wicked” where I explained that I believed shortly we would be struck to the very heart with fear. Fear of terrorist attacks right here in the un-walled countries like the United States, England, France, etc. It was not long after that, in fact just under two weeks, that we heard of the Paris attacks. This troubled me, because I knew that mass hysteria would follow. And it has. Many are fighting to keep refugees out of their countries, not just the men, but the women and the children too. I understand this. I worry for my children as well. However, in times like these we must never lose sight of LOVE. We who call ourselves children of the most high must not be ruled by selfish fear.

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.

God has not given us the spirit of selfish fear and yet the world’s narrative is fighting to have us all jump on board.

Let me remind you what fear gave way to in Nazi Germany. Not to mention, how fear is used to turn brother against brother, son and daughter against father and mother. Fear is the enemy of truth and peace. This is why it is so important that we turn within and seek a true answer, a true path, instead of blindly following the path of fear laid out for us all by a greedy corrupt carnal system.

In this video, I simply shared my heart and I pray that it does some good. For that is all anyone should want in this world.

Before reading the rest of this essay, I pray you take a moment to watch the video posted here. If you already have your mind made up, I don’t judge you, there is enough of that in the world already, I simply ask that you scroll down and read my exposition of the Good Samaritan story below. I have shared this years ago, but it definitely needs repeating. So please click the video link first and then read, or scroll down and enjoy.

Luke 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

You got to love how Jesus always starts his parable off with “a certain man” –

There is a good reason for this. The words “CERTAIN MAN” is analogous with EVERY MAN/WOMAN – it is no one in particular and everyone in particular.

Now, upon a simple reading of this above passage of scripture you would think this story is about some poor guy who got robbed and only one person helped him. But like I always says, not everything is as it literally seems.

This parable has more to do with FAITH and BELIEF than it has to do with literally being robbed. The thieves more to do with those who steal from our faith, then our pockets.

So, let’s tear these scriptures apart and SEE (understand) what is REALLY going on.

Luke 10:30
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

We can learn something from the description of where this “certain man” left, Jerusalem, which in HEBREW means “Teaching of PEACE”.

So this “certain man” left the “TEACHING OF PEACE “(Jerusalem) to go to Jericho, which means “It’s MOON” – Symbolic of the FALSE LIGHT. The MOON is symbolic of MAN’S SOUL as it simply REFLECTS the SON/SUN. The MOON is not the SOURCE of LIGHT (Truth) it is a very dim reflection of it.

The SUN is to the SON as the Moon is to MANS WAYS/TEACHING.

This is interesting to note because this CERTAIN MAN left Jerusalem to go to JERICHO…

This certain man LEFT THE TEACHING OF PEACE for the FALSE LIGHT. And this is what so many people are ignorantly doing today. God wakes them up inside, they want to know God, and unfortunately they leave what is being taught within and go to “religion”. AND THEY GET ROBBED AND BEATEN AND ABUSED FOR IT!

Been there, done that myself.

Another clue to this are the word’s “went down” — whenever we read about people ascending in a story or descending in a story there is a spiritual reason. The CERTAIN MAN went down… he descended… he left HIGHER THINKING for LOWER THINKING.

You see, this story is an allegory of MANKIND leaving the TRUTH of God for the IMITATION/Religion – BADDDDD RELIGION…. And yes, most of us do this very same thing. I did it, you probably did it, or you are doing it now.

I know what you’re saying, “That’s a stretch, Jacob.. Jerusalem and Jericho are literal places, the meaning of their names isn’t significant at all…

Well, lets look at the next line…

Luke 10:30
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

This CERTAIN MAN left Jerusalem for Jericho and fell among THIEVES. Oh, sure you could say that he was just robbed literally… BUT, THAT DOESN’T HELP YOU SPIRITUALLY DOES IT?

Our literal possessions don’t matter to God, do they?

Matthew 6:20
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt…

Let’s remember, Jesus was just asked a question about how one inherits eternal life. This is the way Jesus chose to answer.

Jesus is TEACHING about how to inherit ETERNAL LIFE not about how to avoid getting robbed, or some self-defense technique…

As I said earlier, this is a story of “MANKIND” leaving THE TEACHING OF PEACE (Jerusalem) for MAN’S TEACHINGS (The Moon/Jericho).

Now we know, there is only ONE WAY to find the FATHER and that is THROUGH THE SON. (Becoming the SON(child of God) that is)

This is what Jesus is telling the lawyer. He is actually showing the lawyer that the LAWYER was a THIEF to begin with.

Of course, the Lawyers and Pharisees of the world could never see this because they are too busy keeping people from the Kingdom. That was their thing, all about straining for gnats and swallowing camels… Making long prayers, taking the choice seats, and pointing out everyone’s sin, while never really coming to the knowledge of the truth.

So, let’s entertain the idea that I am correct here. Let’s imagine that this story is about Mankind leaving the TRUTH for MAN’S TEACHINGS and getting robbed spiritually… If this be so, who then are the THIEVES?

Well, Jesus tells us…

John 10:1
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.

Look at that, Jesus says THOSE THAT TRY and ENTER THE KINGDOM ANY OTHER WAY than the way, truth, and life… Is a THIEF AND A ROBBER.

Isn’t that something? This paper is about MANKIND leaving GOD’S TRUTH for MAN’S LIES and they FALL AMONG THIEVES… and Jesus says, the thieves are liars who promise entrance into the Kingdom another way, without CHRIST, without the TRUTH.

Now, let me just point out.

Just because you “Literally” say “Jesus is your Lord and Savior” and go to church every Sunday and read your bible and pray… that DOES NOT MEAN you worship GOD. Don’t get angry, these aren’t my words… Take it up with the scriptures.

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

That means a literal belief in a literal Man is not what it means to have the TRUTH. The hope of Glory if CHRIST IN YOU. Salvation is believing on his name (nature) … Salvation is UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH about God. Salvation is always LOVE.

There are hundreds of denominations in Christianity that claim Jesus as their Lord and Savior, who are as lost as those who worship the bark off a tree. This is why we MUST ask God, “Teach me the Truth, no matter what the cost” and daily seek His Face (NOT LITERALLY HIS FACE). To seek God’s face, is to RECOGNIZE the TRUTH.

And when we SEEK GOD we MUST get rid of EVERY THING else we have held unto and believed to be true, that was not TRUE.

We must let go of everything man has taught us for what the Holy Spirit WITHIN US teaches us.

SO, to be saved we HAVE TO LET GO OF ANY THING THAT IS NOT TRUE. We must be purged of the OLD MAN, the OLD THINKING, WE MUST PUT ON THE MIND OF CHRIST, and get rid of everything else.

We saw how Paul had those on his Prison Ship get rid of everything in the boat that was WEIGHING them down so the STORM would not overtake them. A perfect picture of how we have to get rid of all the lies we have believed over the years and allow Christ the TRUTH to set us free.

But back to our story here.

Luke 10:30
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

You see, when we first enter religion… many of us, fall among THIEVES. We enter in thinking we will get closer to God but these so-called Teachers end up stealing from us. They rob us of so much, our spirit, our finances, our friends, our fun, our routines, like the FROGS that plagued Egypt (if you have eyes to see this) these CROAKING RELIGIOUS LEADERS get into everything, our food, our bedroom, every aspect of our lives these Religious Leaders try to control. This is what Jesus’ parable is about, Bad Religion.

Let’s go to rest of this verse.

…which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead

RAIMENT is a key word here people… Once again, we are not talking about some real life thugs robbing a guy and stealing his clothes. No, we are talking about a covering, “spiritual Raiment” – and all we need to do is going to scripture to find out what it really is.

Revelation 3:5
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;

RAIMENT is another word for clothes. Clothes we put on and take off. God clothes us with TRUTH and HUMILITY.

1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

You see, here is another allegory for us to uncover. Many people, wanting to have a relationship with God, ignorantly leave Godly beliefs like humility, acceptance, forgiveness, for the love for Religious pride, condemnation, judgment, and more.

So, this “Certain Man” went to Religion to find God and ended up being robbed and stripped of every good thought he had when he was in Jerusalem (the teaching of peace)

These Thieves are bad, bad, bad, RELIGIOUS leaders, who lure you in and take, take, take from you. And they leave you HALF DEAD (Carnal and ignorant) – As the LAWYER in this story, most certainly did on a regular basis.

Whenever you leave the TRUTH OF GOD for the WAYS OF MAN, you will always find some Thief waiting to rob you.

This puts a whole new spin, however on the crucifixion. As Christ was right there IN BETWEEN TWO THIEVES…

You see, even the THIEVES can repent and find their dwelling in paradise in Christ.

Moving on:

“And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.”

By now, you should understand why the Priest and Levite passed the robbed, naked, beaten, half dead man on the other side. They weren’t going to help this “certain man” at all. For they were THIEVES themselves. If however, the man had something to OFFER THEM, they would… But at this point, he had nothing.

Bad Religious Leaders cannot help those abused by other Bad Religious Leaders. The Priest and Levite, claimed the things of God, claimed to know God, but ignored the hurt member of their faith. They can’t see the pain bad religion causes, they can’t see the damage they are doing to their blind flock. Because they are blind themselves.

Jesus said, when I was naked you DID NOT clothe me. This is a picture of the BODY OF CHRIST, being robbed of the TRUTH of God they should be CLOTHED IN!

WISDOM is what the half dead need. And this parable speaks it clearly.

“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.”

This is the NEIGHBOR who we must LOVE AS OURSELVES. Those being abused and robbed of the TRUTH in BAD RELIGION. And that pretty much sums up everyone, from every faith, and those without faith, bad religion has robbed the world blind!

We, are to be like the Samaritan which comes from the Hebrew ROOT word “GUARDIANSHIP” – We appear to the Lawyers and Pharisees of the world as “Heretics” who don’t know the God of the Hebrews, but a TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT… And this Samaritan’s fruit was SWEET.

We are to be the GUARDIANS of the day. We are to be the bringer of LIGHT, if CHRIST be in us. There are many hurting today, many that Religion has robbed and abused, WE MUST PICK UP THE PIECES FOR THEM WITH LOVE.

The word COMPASSION, means to SUFFER WITH. We MUST ANSWER their SUFFERING and BIND UP THEIR WOUNDS.

How do we do it? You ask.

WITH OIL AND WINE! – Yes, this is another allegory. Of course, Neosporin would help a healing wound better than oil and wine, so we must see what is truly being USED TO HEAL here.

OIL is a symbol. It is used on the sick and used to anoint Kings. First consider how oil is made, it is the ESSENCE of the OLIVE, and our symbolic “OIL” that WE must pour out is the ESSENCE of CHRIST, which is TRUTH/WISDOM.

OIL is a symbol for WISDOM.

Psalm 104:15
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

OIL makes a face SHINE …Want to see what else causes a man’s face to shine?

Ecclesiastes 8:1
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine,

WISDOM makes a face to SHINE.

This puts a whole new spin on why Moses’ face was shining after coming down from the mountain of God. And why Jesus’ face was shining on the Mount of Transfiguration. WISDOM IS THE KEY, A TREE OF LIFE, OF ALL THERE IS TO GET, GET WISDOM! :)

OIL = WISDOM

WINE = SPIRIT OF TRUTH

This is what we use to heal the wounds of those who have fallen among THIEVES (those who try to enter the Kingdom any other way than Christ)

When BAD RELIGION steals, we BIND UP.

When they are left NAKED, we CLOTHE THEM with the WISDOM OF THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH!

This is what it means, to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Now go and do likewise.

So the question really becomes, when you see the Refugee beaten, and half-starved, will you pass by because of irrational fear or will you feed him, or her, clothe him or her, and shelter him or her? That question I leave to you.

I try and live by the golden rule… Do unto others as you would like others to do to you. If we all lived by this simple principal there would be peace on earth indeed.

Peace to you and yours,

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Double Minded Mankind



Double Minded Mankind

–James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.–


You ever feel like who you are is not who you should be? You ever feel conflicted about things, not knowing what to do or what not to do? You ever feel like you have two very different people in your head fighting for control? Well, if you do you are not alone. And as crazy as that description sounds, if truth be told we all do seem to have two very different natures inside of us.

Genesis 25:23
Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


The above passage is where we find God speaking to Rebekah about the children she is about to give birth to. In a Literal sense of course. The children she gives birth to, that were fathered by Isaac as Jacob and Esau. Esau being the older of the twins, and Jacob being the younger who, even in the womb, wanted to be the first-born. Now this story is a wonderful explanation of what is going on inside each and every one of us.

You see while many people teach every one of these stories as literal, if you’ve been coming here long enough, you know they are missing the SPIRIT of the story. Whether or not there was a literal Rebekah, Esau, Jacob, Isaac or not it NOT WHAT MATTERS. We can all agree and state, sure they existed and the things that happened literally happened. BUT, if we stop there we learn absolutely NOTHING. The historical fact of a story doesn’t help us spiritually, what helps us spiritually is understanding the parable of it all.

In addition, you will find this simple story of Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob is just one of many examples where the duality of mankind is being expressed through story. This is something I have written extensively on in the past, but this is the first time I make this topic the focus of what I write. The reason is simple, I believe understanding the dual nature within is the key to overcoming the suffering that arises from this constant inner conflict.

So let’s take a closer look at that passage in Genesis again.

Genesis 25:23
Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


Notice that the word WOMB is used as the place where TWO MANNER OF PEOPLE are formed and separated. At first glance you would think the WOMB that is spoken of here is meant to be understood literally. However, the very meaning of the word WOMB means “The seat of mental faculties, or the Seat of Hunger.” The word WOMB in Hebrew “atb” also is translated as Belly, Abdomen, and the Body. The womb we need to concern ourselves with IS the SEAT OF OUR MENTAL FACULTIES. The place where God himself sits, our mind. Within the Temple of God, within who we are, between our temples, at Golgatha which is the place of the skull, this is very throne of God itself. It is our mind and it is not only physically split in two hemispheres, it is also the origin of two very different natures. The one who is like God and the one who is like the world. Two nations at war with each other.

The word “Nation” itself in the above passage is translated for us easily in the very same verse. The nations are TWO MANNER OF PEOPLE. Two TYPES of people. Two natures within mankind, each opposing the other. One carnal, One Spiritual. Duality is something every faith, philosophy and science acknowledges and yet this dual nature, within the heart of man, is still very much a mystery.

There are opposites in everything we experience. There is male and female, dark and light, there is happiness and sadness, cold and warm, life and death and as there are two sides to every coin there are two natures within the heart of man. In the scriptures we see these natures depicted as wheat and tares, sheep and goats, gold and brass, righteous and evil, and of course the ultimate picture of duality is Heaven and Hell. We learn which are good and which are evil, we learn which we must embrace the one and reject the other. One nature brings peace, hope, and joy and the other causes nothing but suffering. We see symbols of duality and are about their contrary natures in every faith and learn about these dual natures in scientific study, just as there are positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons in every neutral atom, so we find positive thoughts and negative thoughts within the “seat/throne of our mind”.

The Yin-Yang is a symbol that explains how the ancient Chinese understood how things worked. The outer circle represents everything there is, the two colors within, one black and one white, represent two distinct and separate energies that are intertwined, both have a hint of the other within. Such is life, nothing is ever truly black and white. Of course in psychology you may have learned about the ID and the Super Ego, often represented by the cartoon of an Angel and a Devil on each shoulder of a conflicted individual. In this cartoon we see both the ID and the SuperEgo trying to influence the individuals to act a certain way, or say a certain thing. And that my friends is exactly the war that is being waged within you every moment of every day.

Revelations 12:7
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels


Is it so hard to believe that this epic war that is taking place, is actually taking place within you right now? Consider if you will where Kingdom of heaven and God is located. Yes, both Heaven and Hell are within you. You experience peace and you experience suffering within. You experience hope and you experience fear within. In fact, everything you experience outside of you is being experienced within you for you to experience it. Some would also go so far to say that whatever you are experiencing within, you are also projecting without. Which could be why we see some feast and others suffer famine, some love and others hate, some are compassionate and others greedy and cruel.

Confucius once said, “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” To change the world we must first change ourselves. We must bring that battle in heaven to its end.

Where we see Michael (which translates into “Who is like God”) casting the Dragon (who is the Devil and father of all lies) out of our thoughts. These two natures that are at war, like any war, must find one the victor and the other the loser. The one who like the world, ruled by its lusts must be defeated by the one who is like God.

We see this thought carried throughout the scriptures in many stories that depict these two conflicting natures. Each nature which came forth from the womb of our mind is depicted as older and younger, first and last, first-born and second born. I like to classify these natures within man as 1st Born and 2nd Born. The 1st being carnal, ignorant, a product of this world, an egomaniac that sees itself as the master of all things. The 2nd nature comes into being later, which is why in thee scriptures we see it depicted as the younger of the two. This 2nd nature is enlightened, wise, a product of God, which sees itself as one with all things and knows it is better to serve than be served.

The best example of these two natures in mankind, is Adam and Jesus. The name Adam in Hebrew literally translates into Mankind as a whole, and so this 1st Adam which brought death into the world is a symbol of the 1st nature in man, that causes all of man’s suffering. The 2nd Adam which is said to be from heaven above, is the one who sacrifices everything to bring everything back to the perfection of unity and wisdom.

1 Corinthians 15:44-46
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.


The 1st man, or the 1st Adam believes he is a natural being, mortal. The 2nd man, or the 2nd Adam is raised up within that person, realizes he is spirit and has always been spirit, immortal, divine. The 1st Man is corruptible, corrupted by his ignorance, resulting in Sin (foolish thinking). The 2nd and is raised up within incorruptible, no longer ruled by lies, no longer a slave to its ignorance.

As we saw the 1st ADAM cast out of the Garden, as we saw ADAM bring death into the world, we see the 2nd ADAM pictured as the Shepherd who helps us all find our way back in, the 2nd ADAM brings life into the world. However, this is not the only story in the scriptures where we find the 1st born pictured as a killer and the 2nd as the Shepherd.

Adam had two sons. The 1st Born Cain was a killer who slew his brother in jealousy. The 2nd Born was Abel a Shepherd. The killer of a 1st born son did not please God, it was the 2nd born whose sacrifice was acceptable.

Genesis 4:8
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.


This passage of scripture tells us something very important. The field is a symbol of our heart or mind. Cain and Abel the dual natures found within the heart or mind of mankind. The elder brother, the 1st born Cain a picture of man’s ego which is our sense of being, the one we THINK we are, but are not.

Revelation 17:8
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.


This 1st Carnal/Ego man is the beast, who we think ourselves to be, yet are not. Who we think ourselves to be is nothing more than an illusion. We have been formed in the dust of our imagination, as every 1st Man is. Our parents named us, our experiences shaped us, our religious leaders shamed us and forced us to believe their lies, society fed us a steady diet of who we are, and yet are not.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


The person we think ourselves to be and the one we truly are, you will find are two different beings all together. You will also find that the person we think we are which was formed in the dust of our experiences here in this temporal world is less important than the one that is within us, waiting to rule and reign. This 2nd born, Shepherd is the only begotten child of God, it is your true nature. This nature, or Christ, is the express image of God’s power and wisdom and it is far greater than the one you have believed yourself to be.

1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.


The two natures at war within you are the cause of your unrest. In the scriptures we see how this war between the EGO man and the GOD man creates all manner of suffering.

The 1st nature in man, the EGO man always wants to kill the Second nature in mankind. The reason is simple, the second born is the rightful heir. This is why we must be BORN AGAIN. Our first nature is of the earth, carnal, ignorant, but the second nature that we find is a child of God himself, divine, enlightened, pure.

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven


In addition, as our False sense of identity put to death the truth of who we always were, who we truly are will ressurect! The first man, which is and is not, is destroyed with the brightness of HIS (true nature) coming (being revealed).

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:


The 1st man, who you think yourself to be, “THE WICKED ONE”, is nothing more than an ego that was formed during your time of ignorance here. The 2nd Man is the Lord from heaven. That’s right, that is who we all are, we are all children of God.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is


And who is it that we are seeing as he truly is? The answer is YOUR TRUE NATURE. When that second nature in you appears, when you begin to know that you are more than you have been told than you begin to see the truth. You begin to see that this picture we had of Jesus is actually a symbol for who we all truly are.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.


You see that As Jesus is, so are you in this world. You too will become the second born or born again Shepherd that will willingly lay down your 1st nature/life so you can pick your TRUE NATURE UP and SAVE THE WORLD WITH IN.

Your first nature, took upon himself the sins of the world and died spiritually because of it. You began to believe everything that you were told to believe. You began to see God outside of yourself. You began to think of yourself as a horrible sinner, good for nothing, foul and miserable, and that killed the life within you. You were given a Crown of Thorns, as we see pictured with Jesus. The Thorns we know as the cares of the world.

Mark 4:18-20
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.


The thorns/cares of the world chokes the very joy of life right out of us. We have been ruled by our worries and our fears. This crown of thorns was imbedded so deep into our thinking that we have all become most miserable. Who we truly are was killed by who we think we are and now we suffer terribly for it.

Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.


This is why Jesus screamed out to God, “Father why have you forsaken me?” These words he cried, we have cried. We have all felt like God has abandoned us, forgotten us, and worse still has punished us for simply not knowing any better. However, this first man, that has caused us so much grief, well let’s just say the 1st man’s time is short. In fact, the 1st will always be last into the Kingdom of Heaven. The reason is simple, the 1st man’s ways are not of God, they are of this world.

Matthew 20:16
So the last shall be first, and the first last


The first-born ADAM didn’t inherit the Kingdom, Christ Jesus did, the second man. The first Born Cain didn’t please God, the 2nd Born Abel did. The first-born Ishmael didn’t inherit the Kingdom, he was a slave who was never born to rule. Ishmael instead was cast away, as we all will cast away our carnal egotistical first nature, so our 2nd Man, our Isaac can rule and reign. The first-born Esau didn’t inherit the Kingdom, he too was a hunter and killer like the other first born we find in scripture, it is the second Born Jacob, the Shepherd that inherits the Kingdom. The first-born of scripture never inherits, it is always the last born. The last is first.

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.


This is what we are experiencing now. Our rebirth, we are waking up out of the war of duality. We are tired of being unstable because we are double minded. And so we are learning to take our thoughts captive as the second born child of God (who we truly are) begins to rise again within us all.

Is it any wonder we see wars, famine, pestilence, and hear of rumors of wars in many places, since that is exactly what is going on within the heart of mankind.

Matthew 24:6-8
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.


The good news is, all of these sorrows are a sign that the end of our suffering is near. The truth is each of us will cast off the 1st man and embrace the divine within us all. We have no choice because it is who we are. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we will be able to get to that promise land of peace.

It is time for us to DENY OURSELVES! We must understand that who we thought we were, weak, scared, abused, filthy, horrible, prideful, sinful, IS NOT WHO WE ARE! We are not our past, our troubles, or our fears, we are God’s beloved child. We are divine, we are Love itself, and all things are possible when we understand this.

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.


Jesus said it first to those who would learn from what he learned. He said, if ANY will come after, will be as I am, do as I do, LET THEM DENY THEMSELVES and take up the cross by putting that first carnal beast of an ego to death. The word DENY does not mean deprive, it means to “refuse to admit the truth or existence of something”. You are more than you know, you always have been. There may be a war going on within you, but soon that devil of a false identity is going to be cast out of the heaven of your thoughts and who you truly are will reign. That day you will know joy unspeakable! That day is coming soon.

Jacob
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A World Of Illusion

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LOSE YOUR LIFE TO SAVE IT

Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

So what does it mean to save your life or to lose your life? Some have taught it means we must give up everything, home, clothes, life, fun, etc. etc. and live only for God. Others have said, we die to our ego and desires and seek only the things of God. And yes, even more have taught that we stop receiving and we live a life of giving.

Now all of these are all well and good, but what really do these scriptures mean? What is the great advice Jesus is giving us here? You see scripture is good for our instruction, and in it, is hidden the very KEY to living a fulfilled life and overcoming this world in Christ (the power and wisdom of God). For that is what CHRIST is…

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST the POWER of GOD, and the WISDOM of God.

And the scriptures tells us the only way to find TRUE LIFE is in CHRIST.

Colossians 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Our LIFE is hid with CHRIST (the power and wisdom of God) IN GOD… So our life is IN GOD, and the power and wisdom that comes with knowing this… What it means to be dead would be the opposite of life, if life is in the power and wisdom of God, then death would be the opposite. Death would be ignorance. In fact, that is what death is… it is to be carnally minded.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

To be focused on CARNAL things, temporal things, worldly things is IGNORANCE… Which equals spiritual death. Meaning when we are focused on things that don’t truly matter, instead of the TRUTH that does, we are not living our life, we are existing in darkness.

The world we live can almost be looked upon as an illusion. The world outside of us is TEMPORAL, SENSUAL, meaning it is not INFINITE, it will dissolve away. And the only way we know and experience this world is by our five senses. (sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing) There in lies the trap.

We focus so much of our attention on the cares of this world, which are the very THORNS that strangle the life within us. We worry so much about the cares of this world, the bills, the thrills, the lies, the ties, the ups, the downs, the smiles, the frowns, that we have been tricked into being it’s prisoner. These THORNS which were placed on JESUS’ head, are the same thorns thrust into ours. (Our Thinking)

Luke 8:14
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

There is not peace or hope in the sensual world. We are IN THE WORLD but we are NOT OF THE WORLD. Which is why this world will never bring us joy. Our joy must be found in LOVE and LIFE, in Christ (the power and wisdom of God)… but as long as we are IN THE WORD (which is the lusts of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life) we are meant to be LIGHTS OF IT!

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world

And we must find a way to let that light shine, we must find a way to LIFE OUR LIFE by finding the TRUTH that is HIDDEN WITHIN US…
Now, despite what many say we can find the TRUTH hidden away in many things, not just scripture. We don’t need the bible to know God, we don’t need the Torah to know God, or any other holy book. Abraham did not have a bible, nor did Isaac or Jacob, or many others for that matter. You see, God is within us all, and His HOLY SPIRIT is our teacher.

Let me briefly explain what the HOLY SPIRIT is… First of all, the word HOLY simply means “SET APART, SEPARATE”… The word SPIRIT literally translates into MIND… in fact Jesus said, his WORDS, which are spoken thoughts” are SPIRIT…
So the HOLY SPIRIT is a MINDSET that is SEPARATE from the world. The POWER and WISDOM of God, which is CHRIST, which is our LIFE is our guide, our savior, and our great reward.

And it is within us all… so it doesn’t matter if you have a bible or any holy book or not, what matters is the truth being revealed from within you… WHICH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

The truth is taught/remembered regardless of where and when a person lives. In fact, God says, the time will come for us when we will need no other teacher than God Himself…

Jeremiah 31:34
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

So is this world an illusion? Are we like Neo from the movie the MATRIX, slaves in a prison we cannot see? The answer is YES. The Result is death and the only way out is CHRIST. But here is the rub, you see humanity has been conditioned to put their faith on what their senses tell them is true. For most, SEEING IS BELIEVING… For me, however, Believing is UNDERSTANDING and seeing the world around me can also be looked at, as if a man be walking through a dream.

“Row, Row, Row, Your boat, Life is BUT A DREAM.”

A MAJORITY of scripture deals with SLEEP. Humanity spends 1/3 its life ASLEEP… Believe it or not, 1/3 of scripture deals with the SLEEP put on man.

When we sleep we are no longer CONSCIOUS of the temporal world. We drift off into nothingness (it seems) or we drift off and our mind creates new wonders, new worlds, our experiences in these dreams can be terrifying and wonderful, and in those moments we believe our experience to be real. yet the moment we wake from our SLEEP, we understand the NIGHTMARE OR DREAM was a FIGMENT of our IMAGINATION. It was not real. No loved ones were ever lost, no crimes were ever committed, no adultery, no sin, nothing, it was all MAKE BELIEVE.

But when we wake and re-enter this world, we call EARTH. We are snapped back into what we call REALITY. But the question should be asked… IS IT REAL?

THE LIFE WE LIVE HERE, regardless of what, and how, we live it. Is a mere shadow of eternity. It is whisp, here today and gone tomorrow. So what is it about OUR LIFE here that we should LOSE, so we can SAVE ourselves?

Many interpret dreams and their significance, but few pay attention to the SYMBOLS in the sensual world, the SYMBOLS and PARABLES humanity is living in. You want to find out what is going on spiritually, look at what is going on physically. For everything around you, where you livem, what you drive, how you eat, your relationships, how your children act, who you love, what you hate, to the name of the street you may be living on… THEY ARE ALL PIECES TO THE PUZZLE called THE MEANING OF LIFE!

Romans 1:20
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

We understand the things of God, also by understanding the things God has made. No matter where you turn, there is a lesson, God is teaching. Think of your life as a great adventure. You are lost in the Matrix of TEMPORAL THINGS. We know everything we see around us, will one day perish… But who we are, in ESSENCE does not and cannot end. The question we should ask, is, why then do we continue to put our faith in things that will fail us.

The great trick of the CARNAL MIND (Our ignorance/enemy/liar) is the belief that things of this world can save us. Jesus told us, to be in the world, but not of the world. We are commanded to OVERCOME THE WORLD.

And what is the WORLD? What are the CARES OF THIS WORLD? What is this WORLD we must OVERCOME as Christ overcame?

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

The world is our SENSUAL CONNECTION to the ILLUSION created by the FALL.

Ephesians 5:14
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

We need to WAKE UP from the DEATH of our SLEEP. (Our ignorance) the dream tells us GOD IS FAR, FAR, AWAY. The DREAM tells us, we are horrible, terrible, sinners, doomed for destruction. But CHRIST came to SAVE not to CONDEMN.

As the LIGHT OF THE MORNING wakes us up after the long sleep in the NIGHT. The LIGHT of CHRIST wakes us from the IGNORANCE we have existed in.

Genesis 28:16
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

When you wake up, when CHRIST (The power and wisdom of God) GIVES YOU LIGHT (THE TRUTH) you will know GOD is IN YOU. And you will no longer look outside of yourself for a SAVIOR, for you will know that CHRIST IN YOU is the HOPE and the GLORY.

So what does it mean to LOSE YOUR LIFE, to SAVE IT?

Does God want us to give up our homes, families, and lives pack our bags and become a missionary? Does he want us to turn our backs on our hopes and dreams of being a singer, actor, architect, chef, etc. etc… Does God want us to live a life that is not a life at all, OR… Does God want us to live a life that is full, filled with peace, and every one of our desires met, because it is God who placed those desires in our hearts to begin with?

There is more to us than we have believed. Who we THINK WE ARE, is NOT WHO WE ARE. Like NEO in the MATRIX, one day we will wake up and find out all of our labor, suffering, hardship, and pain, was in vain. We will LET GO OF THE REIGNS of our LIVES, FOR THE REIGN OF HEAVEN (God’s ways)

Which by the way, is the proper translation for KINGDOM. The KINGDOM (reign) of God, is not a literal castle, it is being bridled and led by the LORDS OF HOSTS.

In scientific terms, A HOST is simply a VESSEL used by ANOTHER. That is what we are in a nutshell, we are the HOST that GOD uses to fulfill His great purpose in OUR LIVES. But we have been conditioned that GOD IS SEPERATE FROM US, and that WE (our ignorant) ego is in control. We have been conditioned to seek salvation without, not within. It is this ANTICHRIST nature that sits in the TEMPLE of GOD (OUR MIND) and declares HIMSELF to be GOD. Mankind, in their SLEEP OF IGNORANCE (DEATH/CARNALITY) believes HE IS IN CONTROL of his LIFE. But he is A LIE, a creation of IGNORANCE.

You are not who you think you are, you are MORE.

Want to find out who you are? Seek first the Kingdom of God and EVERYTHING will be added unto you. And what is the Kingdom (Reign) of God that God commands us to seek? John tells us, The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

We are meant to be ruled by Righteousness, Peace and Joy in God’s Holy Spirit. God desires us to live the life that he has ordered for us to live. So how do we achieve Righteousness and joy?

By dying to who we THINK WE ARE, and SAVING who we REALLY ARE in CHRIST.

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 (revealing)

Scripture states, Christ cannot COME (be revealed, manifested in the flesh) UNTIL the ANTICHRIST (son of perdition) = OUR CARNAL EGO is revealed for what it is.

In other words, people, who we think we are, is the ENEMY OF GOD. And once we learn, that the OLD MAN MUST DIE, the NEW MAN is renewed within, and the OLD MAN (EGO/CARNAL MAN/1ST ADAM) is destroyed with the BRIGHTNESS (TRUTH) of his coming (revelation)

To find this, is not easy. It is not even an easy thing to write or tell. But God has a plan. Like a winepress, we will be tested until pure.

Jesus taught, there WILL be tribulation in this world. He told us to endure until the end, he taught us that to know the Kingdom we MUST pick up our cross daily and follow him. So there will be hard times, there will be pain and suffering, but how we react to those trials will directly affect whether we inherit the kingdom on earth. We will learn that we REAP WHAT WE SOW, we will learn, there is NO OTHER WAY IN, but the DEATH TO SELF (ego) and the RESURRECTION of Christ.

In the book of Hebrews 12:11, Paul writes, no chastening for the present seems joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

You see suffering, and enduring, produces humility and peace. Sounds crazy, but the truth is THERE IS SUFFERING AND TRIBULATION in the world. Everyone has hard times. We cannot control the tough blows that come our way. However, Jesus in the scriptures above was giving us great wisdom. Wisdom that will SAVE us, Wisdom, that will produce that joy and righteousness, wisdom that will lead us to the Kingdom of God. Everything in our lives, is a symbol. Look at it, pray about it, seek God to see why this or that has come upon you. Nothing happens by chance, and nothing is meaningless in this life.

OUR THOUGHTS are the key to freedom. The FREEDOM is found when OUR THOUGHTS ARE GOD’S.

“I only say what the Father tells me to say”

This is why, scriptures tells us that we will be judged for every idle thought and word. We must allow GOD TO TAKE THE REIGNS… We must LOSE OUR LIFE (EGO/CARNAL/THINKING WE ARE IN CONTROL) and WAKE UP and realize, “God is GOD and there is NO ONE BESIDE GOD.”

God has long promised a day of rest that he prepared for man where he will cease from his own labors. Pay close attention to those last words… CEASE FROM OUR LABORS… This is the Sabbath day rest and on this day we are to rest from OUR WORKS. That’s it. We are to REST. We are to CEASE OUR LABOR.

When Christ says, he that will save his life will lose it, he is not telling us to give up living the life God gave us. It is merely giving up the thought that we are in control, IT IS GIVING UP THE ILLUSION that salvation and TRUTH is found outside of us, FOUND IN MANMADE DOCTRINE AND RELIGION.

We are told “do NOT put our trust in man”. But, when trouble comes we immediately begin to work out how WE can fix these situations. We work out every twist and turn, and usually we enter into a wicked thought and way, where we begin to manipulate and lie, and most of the time we get angry and take our frustrations out on others. We put our trust in MAN, we put our trust in OURSELVES not God.

When trouble comes, WE try to SAVE our lives, but in our own pathetic effort, we end worse than we were to begin with. We end up LOSING the life God wants us to live, one filled with Righteousness, Peace and Joy.

You see this passage, found in all the gospels is teaching us that God is in control.

When we put on the flesh of our older brother Esau (self effort, carnal thinking, works) to try to trick the Father into delivering us our blessing, we end up suffering greatly because of it. We in fact, Lose our life by trying to save it.

Now I want to point out what our LIFE is to begin with. This will add yet another layer hidden from view to the literal scholar as opposed to the spiritual seeker. Scripture teaches us clearly, what our LIFE is…

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Through self effort, we lose Christ, we lose the Truth and the Way into the Kingdom. Through self effort we put our faith in man and not God. This is why Jesus was so clear when speaking on this subject.

Paul understood and declared in Romans 14:7 “None lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.” You see, it is error to believe we are in control. We live unto the Lord and we die unto the Lord. We must give up the belief that this is “Our” life, and that we can rule it.

24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

To find the Kingdom we must give up TRYING to find the Kingdom to begin with. We must learn our lessons. We must willingly reap what we have sown. We must forgive those who hurt us, pray for those who use us, and love others as we love ourselves, do unto others as we would want done… This is a great truth and until we do these things we will never know that peace that passes understanding… Which means, we MUST first UNDERSTAND this lesson to find peace.

Truly, it shouldn’t matter if we lose out job, our relationships, if we get sick, if we are used and abused, if a storm takes our homes away, but it does matter to us and when tragedy comes, when hard times knock at our door, it hurts. But if we continue to put these Burdens on our own shoulders, and continue to try to “save our life” instead of understanding God is in control, and taking the yoke of Christ whose burden is light, we will only make things harder for ourselves.

Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

We need to lose our own efforts, we need to stop worrying about everything that happens, we need to give that up and let our suffering go. We need to LOSE OUR LIFE to save it. Jesus taught us we must lift up our cross and follow him.

We must do as Christ did, for he was our example. He didn’t blame others, he forgave them, he didn’t fight against his situations he gave into them by giving them over to God. He didn’t want to suffer and die, he prayed for the cup to pass, but Christ knew it was beyond his control. He knew to SAVE HIS LIFE was to ACCEPT that HIS LIFE WAS NOT HIS OWN. Which he so eloquently stated to his disciples, I can do NOTHING of myself. Without the word of God I can’t do anything, but with the Word of God I can do all things!

This is good advice that Jesus is giving us. It is given to us, so that we too can have heaven on earth.

In Romans 8:8, we are taught that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us.

You see, we must realize that our trials are there for us, not to hurt us, but to teach us to GIVE UP THE REIGNS. The more we kick against the “pricks” the more we will suffer.

No one literally needs to die to have life, but we must get rid of the thought that we are in control, we must stop going to that tree of good and evil, and saying if I do this I get good, and when bad things happen believing we are being punished.

Look, it ALL works together for the good of those that love the Lord. If you Love the Lord you UNDERSTAND that EVERYTHING, even the bad, is there for YOUR GOOD!

In closing, if we take Christ’s advice to heart and if we TRULY give up our LIVES (Our efforts, will, worry, doubt, fear, anger, hate, etc. etc.) and believe that God is in control, than we WILL HAVE A LIFE INDEED.

Jacob
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