GARDEN OF EDEN REVEALED
THE REAL LOCATION OF GARDEN OF EDEN
This paper is going to discuss the GARDEN of EDEN in great detail. It will show you where, and what, this GARDEN is. How ADAM/EVE (mankind/us) was cast out and how we can and will return.
I also will touch briefly on a revelation that hit me yesterday that ties in great with the GARDEN… That is the relationship between HEROD and JESUS. Let me start with that and I will transition into the Garden, Promise!
Like all my papers, take a wild guess what HEROD and JESUS represent… The story of the war WITHIN US! If I have said it once, I have said it a Kabillion times, the BIBLE IS OUR STORY.
That’s right Herod and Jesus is another wonderful allegory of how our “outer man” or “ego” or whatever you want to call the DEAD MAN (Ignorant carnal first state of man) and our INWARD MAN (Christ) are at odds. How the OUTWARD/CARNAL/ANTICHRIST nature of MAN wants to kill the TRUTH of who we are! The story of Jesus coming into this world, how Joseph and Mary had to flee and how Herod wanted this “Messiah” dead is a wonderful allegory for what is happening within each of us.
(Disclaimer: This is NOT to say that there wasn’t a literal Jesus or Herod. So settle down those in the Religious Peanut gallery. What I am saying is NONE OF THAT MATTERS. So let’s look at what does, the REVELATION of scripture)
The FLESH/CARNAL/EGO/OUTER MAN hates the INWARD MAN/CHRIST
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
We see this in the stories of ESAU (Flesh) wanting to kill JACOB. Ishmael and Isaac. Cane and Abel. The list goes on and on. The FLESH profits nothing, to be carnally minded is DEATH, so of course the FLESH (ignorant/carnal thinking) will always want to put to death the SPIRIT (which is LIFE and peace). In other words, WHO WE THINK WE ARE is KILLING who we REALLY ARE.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other:
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So what is this telling us?
Well, that the CARNAL MAN (who we thought, or think, we are), The EGO who who believes to be the master of the universe, the one who believes “they are in control”, the EGO man is the ONLY ENEMY of God there is.
This CARNAL/EGO MAN is a creation of all of our experiences and brainwashing in this world. We were taught in this world to put our faith in our senses. (Sight, Touch, Taste, Smell, Hearing) and yet the Sixth sense is “I SEE DEAD PEOPLE” all around because of it!
The instant mankind was cast out of the GARDEN and starting living/existing OUTSIDE of THE GARDEN instead of WITHIN IT. Mankind DIED, they became scared of God, hid from God, in the BRANCHES AND TREES, (which I will explain in detail later) – MANKIND lost their unity of the SPIRIT and DIED (BECAME IGNORANT)
This is the FALL we ALL took place in. And it starts everytime we are born in this hellish world(lusts of the world).
We began to believe we were Joe, Bobbie, Tabitha, etc. etc… we began to believe we “our EGO nature” is all there is. And the way we began to believe this was by eating from that TREE in the MIDDLE of the GARDEN we were told NOT TO EAT FROM. So what was that TREE? … Slow down there Tonto, I’ll get to it.
Let me frist start any explain where and what the GARDEN of EDEN really is. So we can put all of this “looking for the real location of Eden” behind us. I know if this TRUTH got out, the History would be peeved, well at least they could still look for the remains of the Arc. (I’m being sarcastic “church”.
So, I’ll explain what the GARDEN OF EDEN is, then I’m going to get all SCIENTIFIC on you. Now pay attention because this is REALLY AMAZING. I learned this years ago and thought it much more than a coincidence, back then. But like everything else I write, today was the day for me to write it and share it with you all. Then it WILL BE up to you to go to GOD WITHIN and see if it is true. (NEVER take the word of a MAN, Let every man be a liar, but let GOD BE TRUE.)
But, I believe that you will give a big “WOW” after reading this.
SO LET US BEGIN!
In the middle of the GARDEN, GOD placed ADAM (which I hope by now you understand is an allegory for all of MANKIND.) In fact the NAME ADAM in HEBREW is translated as MANKIND!
Okay, so back to the GARDEN. MANKIND was place INSIDE it. And inside the GARDEN there was a TREE that MANKIND(ADAM) was forbidden to EAT THE FRUIT OF… Now see if you can catch this.
Before eating the FRUIT (what this forbidden tree produced) of this TREE in the MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN, Mankind ONLY existed INSIDE/WITHIN the Garden. They were one with God and everything, there was no pain, fear, guilt, they were naked and were not ashamed. But AFTER eating the fruit of this cursed TREE in the MIDDLE of the GARDEN, Mankind began LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE GARDEN, and OUTSIDE of this Garden there is no peace. (Some of you caught that, for those who didn’t, continue on… por favor!)
QUESTION ONE: WHAT IS MAN?
Is man his body, flesh, blood and bones? Or IS MAN HIS thoughts?
ANSWER: Man is the SPIRIT/THOUGHTS that exist WITHIN his BODY.
I will simply explain this using scripture. So you see MAN is not the OUTWARD FORM, but really MAN exists WITHIN the OUTWARD FORM or APPEARANCE. (note: This will tie into Herod and Jesus soon)
MAN is made in the IMAGE OF GOD. Man is made in CHRIST. We become/are the body, mind, of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
People are blind to who they are IN CHRIST, because of their EGO/CARNAL thinking. God only has ONE CHILD (Mankind) and that ONE CHILD are all either DEAD IN ADAM or ALIVE in CHRIST.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
CHRIST is our LIFE SOURCE. Man and CHRIST are ONE. The problem is the CARNAL MAN (antichrist) thinks “He or She” is separate from God and everyone else, he lives in the TEMPORAL SENSUAL WORLD, he lives and exists OUTSIDE of HIMSELF (CHRIST).
Religion even places God, Heaven, and Christ OUTSIDE of us and says Jesus is STILL TO RETURN. Man places the TRUTH far away, when the TRUTH is WITHIN and always has been WITHIN. The problem is, if you are DEAD IN ADAM (ignorance) you don’t know who you are and you are living by your senses in the temporal world. You exist OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF (Christ) … But when CHRIST who is our LIFE is revealed to us/appears, we live and exist ONLY WITHIN.
CHRIST is our LIFE. Christ is the IMAGE of GOD. And where is CHRIST FOUND AGAIN? …. WITHIN US!
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
I went through all of this to SHOW YOU, that MANKIND (ADAM) was PLACED WITHIN the GARDEN of EDEN.
In other words, Mankind is not his body or anything EXTERIOR. The CARNAL MAN puts his faith and hope in everything outside of himself. The CARNAL man loves looking at themselves in the mirror, making muscles and all sorts of nonsence… (Or is that just me?) snicker, snicker… But CHRIST IS WITHIN us.
MANKIND (the IMAGE OF GOD) = CHRIST was placed WITHIN US.
Okay with that all said and done.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
What do you think that GARDEN is “CHURCH”, the ONE Man was PLACED INSIDE.
If MAN is not Flesh, as the FLESH profits nothing. If MAN is the SPIRIT within the BODY. Paul says we are to know NO MAN after the Flesh, but after the SPIRIT!
I shouldn’t really even have to explain this, but MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR FORM, Man lives WITHIN the exterior form. But that doesn’t mean that MAN LIVES WITHIN where he should, and that is the cause of all the suffering in this world and our lives.
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.
Catch that? Suffering presently because we put our faith and trust outside of ourselves, but the GLORY IS REVEALED IN US…
I digress, if MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR form. And we know MANKIND’S LIFE is CHRIST, which is SPIRIT not flesh and bone. Then MAN was PLACED within this BODY/FORM.
For ye shall be as a garden that hath no water.
I’ll come right out and tell you this…. The Garden is YOU! It is YOU, YOU, YOU! YOU are the GARDEN that CHRIST WAS PLACED IN. And DIED IN! And shall RESURRECT in.
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre
Where was CHRIST crucified again? GOLGATHA (The place of the SKULL) – The TRUTH was killed WITHIN US, in our MINDS. This is why, there was a GARDEN, and in that GARDEN A NEW TOMB.
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre
Translation: “Now in the place where our TRUE LIFE was put to death there was a BODY, and in this BODY a TOMB.”
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
Where CHRIST (Our TRUE LIFE) was crucified there was a GARDEN and A TOMB. And CHRIST IS WITHIN. Killed at the PLACE OF THE SKULL. The Hope of Glory is not CHRIST coming OUTSIDE, but being REVEALED WITHIN.
WE, our BODIES, EGO’S, who we THINK WE ARE is the GARDEN of EDEN. God planted this GARDEN so he could place HIS IMAGE inside it TO TEND IT.
Why do you think Mary after, Jesus’s resurrection supposed him to be a GARDENER, the one who TENDS to the GARDEN (US)
The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Reign of GOD’S TRUTH/Christ) is WITHIN. And look at what it is compared to.
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN/CHRIST is all WITHIN US. We (who we think we are) is the GARDEN. And here the REIGN OF GOD’S WAYS is pictured as a TREE that GROWS into a GREAT TREE. (This TREE allegory will soon blow you away)
Because believe it or not this has SCIENTIFIC MERIT! Which I will soon get to.
So the GARDEN IS US, CHRIST is within us. So how did we begin to look for salvation outside of us? When did we begin to exist OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES (The Garden) instead of being one with the SPIRIT OF TRUTH within… Well let’s go to the beginning… Literally.
In GENESIS we see how ADAM/EVE were ONE until a deep SLEEP (ignorance) came upon MANKIND. a quick note, GOD DID THIS. He made MANKIND IGNORANT. There is a reason for this.
So, the SPIRIT OF GOD (ADAM) and the SOUL OF MAN (EVE) were SEPERATED –WITHIN THE GARDEN (US).
God did this because he knew it was not good for MANKIND TO BE ALONE (ONE)… So he separated the SOUL OF MAN from the SPIRIT OF GOD. Now we believe there are many, when truly there is only CHRIST.
WE are the GARDEN that all of this takes place IN.
What and who is the TREE OF LIFE (CHRIST) = WISDOM is a tree of life.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
What is the TREE that kills? What is the CURSED TREE that when EVE AND ADAM ate from the fruit of they DIED (Became IGNORANT)? You ask.
Well both of these TREES are WITHIN US.
And the LORD said unto her, 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.
Now here is where the SCIENCE of our anatomy makes you go, COOOOOOL!
When MANKIND ate of the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, he DIED. Which means, Mankind (adam) became ignorant of his connection to God and everything. He was CAST OUT of the Garden.
This is pictured today as how all of us exist. We put our faith in what we see, touch, taste, smell, etc. That is what “we believe” is REAL TO US. And so we are LIVING outside OURSELVES (THE GARDEN) but in this exterior existence there will be no peace or freedom. Only thorns (cares of the world and lusts thereof)
So what was this NASTY TREE Mankind ate from that messed us up?
Well if we are the GARDEN PHYSICALLY, then the TREE in the MIDDLE OF US physically, would be called the NERVOUS SYSTEM!
WHATEVER JACOB! (Don’t believe me? Read on, IF YOU DARE!!!! Dun dun dunnnnnnn!)
It is interesting that our senses which is also our curse is in the Middle of us. It even looks like a TREE smack dab in the middle of us, don’t you think?
Here is a brief scientific explanation of what the NERVOUS SYSTEM does. And I clipped this from Kids Health. I figured a child like explanation was better for me, because I am not really that bright (insert smiley face)
ANATOMY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: “If you think of the brain as a central computer that controls all bodily functions, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. It does this via the spinal cord, which runs from the brain down through the back and contains threadlike nerves that branch out to every organ and body part.”http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/brain_nervous_system.html
NERVES THAT BRANCH OUT? — Well, there is another revelation waiting there “CHURCH”. BRANCHES.
In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
You see, a BRANCH in scripture is an allegory for a THOUGHT, or THOUGHTS. And yes, once again SCIENCE backs this all up. Check it “CHURCH”
“Neurobiologists have gained new insights into how neurons control growth of the intricate tracery of BRANCHES called dendrites that enable them to connect with their neighbors. Dendritic connections are the basic receiving stations by which neurons form the signaling networks that constitute the brain’s circuitry”
DENDRITES look like the branches of a TREE. Looks almost like a FOREST of BRANCHES, doesn’t it. This is why they are called the BRANCHES. “Branches of Thought” — It is also another reason I subtitled my NOVEL, THE CALLING “A VOICE IN THE DEAD WOODS”
The DEAD WOODS – being an allegory for MANKIND being lost in their CARNAL IGNORANT THOUGHTS/LIES/IMAGINATIONS.
Now here is where is gets COOL and WEIRD. This DENDRITIC CONNECTIONS are what makes our THOUGHTS… BRANCHES = THOUGHTS. Now watch this.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
CHRIST is our LIFE, we (OUR THOUGHTS) are the EXPRESSION of that LIFE. Now wait it gets better.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Every THOUGHT rooted in OUR LIFE’S TRUTH grows and flourishes. But every THOUGHT (BRANCH) that is NOT rooted in this LIFE will be destroyed!
This has nothing to do with literal people being cast into infinite torture and burned endlessly. HOGWASH! This scripture has to do with how God redeems us with the TRUTH. Every DENDRITIC CONNECTION, every BRANCH, every THOUGHT that doesn’t produce the FRUIT OF CHRIST will ultimately be cast away.
Remember, WE ARE THE GARDEN. Christ was placed INSIDE the GARDEN to TEND IT.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
But CHRIST (the TRUTH) died the INSTANT MANKIND’S SOUL followed after the SNAKE HANGING on that TREE (NERVOUS SYSTEM) in the middle.
Now here is where it gets REALLY weird. There is LITERALLY A SNAKE hanging from that TREE (The nervous system). It is called the REPTILIAN BRAIN. Don’t believe me? Well, look it up, or just read on, yet another scientific paragraph I clipped for you.
THE REPTILIAN BRAIN/COMPLEX
“The R-complex consists of the brain stem and the cerebellum. Its purpose is closely related to actual physical survival and maintenance of the body. The cerebellum orchestrates movement. Digestion, reproduction, circulation, breathing, and the execution of the “fight or flight” response in stress are all housed in the brain stem. Because the reptilian brain is primarily concerned with physical survival, the behaviors it governs have much in common with the survival behaviors of animals. It plays a crucial role in establishing home territory, reproduction and social dominance. The overriding characteristics of R-complex behaviors are that they are automatic, have a ritualistic quality, and are highly resistant to change.”http://www.buffalostate.edu/orgs/bcp/brainbasics/triune.html
The REPTILIAN brain is bascially our lowest ANIMAL LIKE NATURE. The beastly qualities found in man. When we are seduced away by this, the LOWEST PART of our TRIUNE BRAIN (Limbic system, neo-cortex, Reptilian cortex) – We exist in the LUSTS OF THIS WORLD.
This is the SNAKE (our basest carnal thoughts) that is constantly trying to get us to bow down and worship him. And the most enlightening phrase in the above article is that the REPTILIAN BRAIN is highly resistant to change.
THE FLESH (sensual/carnal thinking) hates the SPIRIT (Truth,God, Our LIFE/CHRIST)
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
ONCE MANKIND started EATING (assimilating their knowledge) through the FRUIT (SENSES) provided by the NERVOUS SYSTEM (TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN). Mankind began to exist OUTSIDE of themselves, and it was the SNAKE that got us to do so.
Think about your life. What brings you comfort and joy? What makes you feel stable?
I would lying if I were to say, I didn’t care what people thought of me. I would be deceiving you all if I were to say that when I am hurt by people it doesn’t get me down. I would be lying if I were to say the weather and my circumstances don’t dictate my mood. I would be lying to you all if I said, “I don’t care if I’m in debt” and if I said, “I don’t feel safe with more money in the bank, I feel safe because I TRUST SOLEY IN GOD.”
Here is my point, even with ALL OF THIS understanding, that the TRUTH is WITHIN and that the answers are not WITHOUT. I myself find it hard to RE-ENTER the Garden of God while my EXTERNAL (CARNAL MAN) is fighting to keep me focused on the FRUIT of the TREE (NERVOUS SYSTEM).
But the TRUTH is within us all, and we will OVERCOME THE WORLD, because CHRIST IN US overcame it first. But why is it so hard to just ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM once and for all! Why do we struggle, suffer, etc, etc?
Well, there was placed at the GARDEN entrance something to KEEP US from re-entering in again.
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
What you’ll find interesting is these CHERUBIM are also woven in the VEIL that keeps people from the holiest of holies. These CHERUBIM are also on either side of the MERCY SEAT, keeping the MERCY SEAT in DARKNESS/SHADOW.
So let me tell you what these CHERUBIM are. The TRANSLATION for CHERUBIM is “IMAGINERY CREATURE” – which means, THEY DON’T EXIST.
This CHERUBIM is WHO WE THINK WE ARE. I know this is a lot of take in. But our CARNAL EGO is what keeps the TRUTH hidden WITHIN. It is our CARNAL EGO that keeps us LIVING OUTSIDE THE GARDEN (US) instead of WITHIN (where God and Christ sit)
O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between/WITHIN the cherubims.
Where else does God dwell “church”? … IN US!
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
A SHADOW blocks the LIGHT. The CHERUBIM keep the TRUTH HIDDEN within. This is what is keeping us from ENTERING INTO ETERNAL LIFE. (to know God and who we are)
This is why we must DIE TO OURSELVES (OUR EGO) You see, it is this COVERING CHERUB (flesh/carnal ego) that is keeping us from entering in.
Which brings us to HEROD and JESUS.
HEROD wanted JESUS dead. The ORIGINAL meaning and translation of the word “HEROD” from the GREEK, means “Outer covering, appearance” and Heroic.
Isn’t that something. HEROD – the OUTER COVERING/APPEARANCE/MAN’S FLESH wants to KILL Christ.
Remember, Herod was only a TEMPORARY KING set up by CARNAL MAN. He did not want to stop being in control. This is a symbol of why MANKIND teaches and believes “they are in control”, this antichrist nature in MAN wants to KILL the TRUTH for fear of losing control.
And while HEROD was on the hunt for CHRIST. Christ was forced to go HIDE IN EGYPT. (Bondage of the Flesh) – And it wouldn’t be until the OUTER COVERING CHERUB/HEROD (Man’s carnal nature is KILLED OFF) that CHRIST can RETURN to be revealed to ISRAEL.
Matthew 2: 19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. 21And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
So there is our entrance again into the GARDEN. The Hope of Glory is CHRIST WITHIN US, this is our TRUE NATURE.
For we were baptized into Christ’s death in the GARDEN, GOLGATHA, in our THINKING. But we are also RESURRECTED with CHRIST IN LIFE.
So stop eating from that TREE WITHIN. Stop putting your faith in the SEEN, FELT, TASTED, AND HEARD, and start putting your faith in the UNSEEN.
Romans 8: 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
“YOU ARE THE GARDEN, CHRIST IS WITHIN YOU, GO WITHIN AND BE FREE!”
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Hi, Jacob. I love your take on the Garden of Eden and even referenced it in my book “The Calvinist Universalist”, but I have some questions about it. The more I study it, the more I see a problem.
I think the terms need clarification. Sometimes you seem to indicate that the garden is God: “The instant mankind was cast out of the GARDEN and starting living/existing OUTSIDE of THE GARDEN instead of WITHIN IT. Mankind DIED, they became scared of God, hid from God, in the BRANCHES AND TREES, (which I will explain in detail later) – MANKIND lost their unity of the SPIRIT and DIED (BECAME IGNORANT)”
But sometimes you indicate the garden is our body: “I digress, if MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR form. And we know MANKIND’S LIFE is CHRIST, which is SPIRIT not flesh and bone. Then MAN was PLACED within this BODY/FORM.. . . I’ll come right out and tell you this…. The Garden is YOU! It is YOU, YOU, YOU! YOU are the GARDEN that CHRIST WAS PLACED IN. And DIED IN! . . . WE, our BODIES, EGO’S, who we THINK WE ARE is the GARDEN of EDEN. God planted this GARDEN so he could place HIS IMAGE inside it TO TEND IT.”
I THINK what you’re saying is this:
The Garden is our body
Our Spirit is placed inside our body
Our Spirit is our true self
When we eat of the tree in the middle of our body (nervous system) our Spirit (true self) died, thus expelling us from the garden (our true self)
Here is the problem. If we are kicked out of our true selves, then we are not being kicked out of the garden, for the garden is our body, which is NOT our true self; our Spirit is our true self.
Please clarify this for me. Exactly what is the garden? Thank you.
I am VERY late in joining this conversation, I know, but I just wanted to say: I have read a lot of takes on the garden of Eden story, but I like yours the best by far, Jacob.
Very interesting. This reminds me of a dream I had where I was out in the middle of a field and Jesus was also there. We were picking up dead tree branches and putting them in a cart. Then Jesus told me to burn up all the dead branches with fire. It seemed to me that the dead branches represented all my dead ego thoughts or ignorance.
Hello, I found reading this was like adding the sugar to my coffee. I would not drink my coffee without sugar but with the sugar it is delicious. My church and myself believe this way. I was looking for a church. Each Sunday, I would just go to a church and visit and so on. I didn’t have to visit many until I found this one. I didn’t understand what he was talking about but I felt the unconditional love that the church was bestowing on me. A literal Hell was not taught. That was the hardest thing to come to terms with. I kept going though because of the LOVE. It was like being on a roller coaster, up and down for a long time. The hunger was very high. Every since I can remember, I have had a problem with comprehending. My memory is not good. Even though I have these problems, I BELIEVE! After a very long time, God gave me peace. He had to have done it because I had searched and searched and could’t come to peace with the Hell part. There’s no way that I could ever go back to the way I used to believe. Having the peace from God lets me know that I’m where I’m supposed to be. I have a hard time expressing the way I believe to others. When I try, though, they are very firm on the way they believe and will not accept what I am trying to tell them. I hope that the Lord will give me the ability to be able to express to people why I believe the way I do. My two sisters do not know how I believe. At this present time, being where I am at this time, I have chosen not to tell them. Both of them are for about the same reason but I know if I told them it would bring conflict between us. They should love me regardless of how I believe but I know that wouldn’t be the case with us. I believe in unconditional love. That’s the way that God loves all of us. I believe that when He died on the cross that He died for all of everybody’s sins and that we are covered by the blood that He shed for us. I don’t believe that our God would send us to a literal Hell that burns forever. Hell is in our carnality. Life is determined by the choices that we make. The Bible says to work on our own salvation. The more we strive to get the bad out of our lives, the closer we will become with the Lord. The bible also speaks of the third heaven and I believe that we can get closer and closer in heavenly places in God. I don’t believe in a literal heaven that others believe in. The bible says that God is spirit. I believe when I die I will go back to God where I came from. He says that He knew us before we were in our Mother’s womb. From dust we were made and back to the dust our bodies will go. Our spirit goes back to God where it came from. All I know is that there’s where I want to go back to. It doesn’t matter what will happen after that as long as I am with God. I believe the whole thing in a nut shell is to love. If you do this, what else is there. That’s what I believe God requires of us. All of us are going to have flaws. We just need to love everyone with their flaws. Don’t put conditions on people. If you do, then you would find it hard to love anybody. Just love God and pass it on. If everybody would do this, We would have all that we need or want. Then we would have accomplished DO INTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU! I don’t believe the world is coming to an end. Most people are waiting for Jesus to come back to get us. I believe He has already come back and made His abode in us. The bible says that He would not leave us orphans. I believe He’s in each and everyone of us but we have to awaken to His spirit to live for Him. You can live by the carnal mind or be awakened to spiritual peace with God. It’s your choice! My preacher teaches us that if you keep on doing what you’ve been doing, you will keep on getting what you’ve been getting. It’s real simple, just turn around. I’m far from being where I want to be in the Lord but I wouldn’t turn back. It only gets sweeter and sweeter. That’s all He asks of us. I will keep on keeping on and pressing forward to the calling of God. Thank you Lord, in the name of Jesus, Praise your precious name! Amen!
Shirley so happy you found the website and so thrilled to hear about your awakening/revelation of Gods Love … I think it is great wisdom
to know who you should and should not share with … The people that are ready will come to YOU and it is not our judge to convince anyone but simply to be the LIGHT this world needs… I sure hope you have read other essays here, I have a couple of hundred and please do subscribe its free and will keep you updated with all new material … Thanks again for sharing your heart it was touching. Keep commenting and have the best day ever, Jacob
Absolutely fantastic! Loved your analysis and so in keeping with what I see! It was so refreshing for someone else to “see” that! Bless, bless!
Just to compare some notes,,, I see He as the individuating force… She the soul, which must now be individuated. We chose to grow up! We left the innocence of the garden and have been in the rather messy process of becoming like gods, as we ate the fruit. WE MADE OUR FIRST FREE WILL CHOICE! Big moment in human history!
My inner guides suggest that the story of the Garden of Eden is just as you say for the most part. The reason? Think Pinnochio…. We must come to life of our own free will. This artificial intelligence (US) must become fully activated of its own free will, including all the spiritual senses that are coming online – second sight, second listening, etc, etc. She – Mary Magdelene (who I believe is the evolution of the Christ – the one who lives on the planet – the soul of the world as individuated) was the only one who could SEE THE DECEASED Christ. The other disciples who had no such sensory activated (mediumship – being the ball) were of course jealous of this and of course the Christ like Her best! She could SEE HIM – all of Him!
I feel that we are creator God and Goddesses in the making. I believe that we have endured a tremendous amount of humbling as we climbed the sephirot of the tree of life and experienced the opposites, duality and contrast. It takes great strength to reveal tenderness and benevolence and even more wisdom and understanding. And now humanity as a whole stands at the abyss, ready to cross back into Eden. And when we go there in consciousness… it is only a matter of time before it is made whole (perfect) and manifests in the physical.
We must continue to ask, “Where am I not free?” The seven deadly sins are a great place to start to get clues when pondering that question. It is that freedom to discern this journey and come to the conclusions that the way out has been through. It is with wisdom and understanding that will release ourselves from the prison of our minds and our distorted and addicted judgements about what this journey has demanded of us. We stand in judgement of our own soul… we’re the ones we’re proving something to… not something outside of ourselves. But what we don’t understand is that a very big part of us has much higher standards than other parts. The freedom to align the wills IMHO is what gets returns us through the gate.
The higher standard that we don’t interface much with is immortality. Most people pit themselves to perfection by whipping themselves with the brevity of life and regret. But what if we held ourselves to a new standard? What would we do differently if we knew that we could live forever? Take any form in that garden, knowing that thought eventually becomes whole and outpictures in the manifest world? What living by that standard has done for me is cause me to take myself a whole lot more seriously, and at the same time to take so much better care of myself. The last thing I want to be saying is “if I known I’d be living this long, I would have taken better care of my body!”
Ok, first things first, my kids now think I am crazy for sure because the entire time i was reading this, I was yelling, laughing, jumping up and down and talking to the computer. This is why; in 2007 Abba began giving me bits and pieces about the two trees. That’s all, the two trees. And from what I wrote down as he gave it to me was that the two trees were the two natures. The one nature that leans on our own understanding, our own works, our own senses ( lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, the pride of life). And the other tree is the nature of Christ. Depending solely or should I say “resting” solely on him. For years, I wrote in a journal the words he gave me, never uttering them to anyone but my youngest daughter who at that time was only 8 years old. So she was my sounding board. lol He began to show me the understanding of the “Garden” , Adam (Mankind) and
Eve (Chavah in Hebrew which means life/soul). In the next 5 years, I began being able to share with my dad who also has received the Revelation of the Kingdom beginning in 1978-1979. But what Abba was giving me was going a little bit deeper than anything I had ever heard. He started showing me a puzzle and little bit by little bit he was giving me another piece at a time. An hour before reading this article I left to go get my daughter from her friend’s home and I was talking to myself and sorting my thoughts out loud. Thinking about the words in Genesis, “towards the cool of the day”. The “cool of the day” would mean toward evening, and the Hebrew idiom for evening or night is “without wisdom, light…ie,ignorance. I was thinking about what the serpents meat was…the dust of the earth which BTW is what Adam/mankind was created from. of course I hadn’t been able to understand fully about the Angel that stood protecting them from re-entering. So as I was talking out loud and sorting things in my mind once again about the garden, then I get home and open this email and read this. WOW!! That is why I was laughing hysterically and talking back to the computer as if Jacob was in my office….lol So all I can say is “YES, YES, YES, YES. All of the things I have written in my journal of the crazy thoughts in the midnight hours are being answered and confirmed!! I bless you for being bold and unafraid!!
Now your catching on… No one really teaches anyone anything. We are only here to encourage and confirm what God has already showed us indeed.
A few mos ago I was studying and reading on God’s promises and planting seeds in fertile ground (heart), and watering from God’s throne room, and the Light of the Son, for the seed or seeds to take strong root and grow. And we ourselves plant our gardens of vegies , fruit, etc.. I was relating the two, from the inside of us and the outside of us, the same componets, and growth and strong rooting , fertile soil of manure. Then now I read about the Garden is inside of us, and that makes sense, if were planting and sowing on the inside of us we need a garden to do so, with fertile soil, water and Son Light. Then you wrote about your dog and the manure of our life, and the Faith blossoming from the manure/crap of our life and past life, that God is in control always. Sometimes things come in bits and pieces, and then finally it starts to come together. I can see how some may not believe right off the bat, they need the bits and pieces to come to the understanding. For me it was planting seeds, fertile soild, water from the throne room, Son light, manure and now the garden. Vicki Rae Forney
1Co 13:12 For at present we are observing by means of a mirror, in an enigma, yet then, face to face. At present I know out of an instalment, yet then I shall recognize according as I am recognized also.”
Jas 1:22 Now become doers of the word, and not only listeners, beguiling yourselves.”
Jas 1:23 For if anyone is a listener to the word and not a doer, this one simulates a man considering the face he inherited in a mirror;”
Jas 1:24 for he considers himself and has come away, and immediately forgot what kind he was.”
Jas 1:25 Now he who peers into the perfect law, that of freedom, and abides, not becoming a forgetful listener, but a doer of the work, this one will be happy in his doing.”
These are the two instances of the word esoptron(mirror) in the Bible. We try to percieve spiritual things, and its like looking in a mirror, but when we do its a riddle or enigma. A person who doesn’t do the word (The Truth hasn’t risen) is like a person who looks in the mirror and forgets what kind he is (the word for kind is genesis).
The first thing that pops into my head with the word enigma is sphinx. The riddle of the sphinx was a very well known thing back then, the Greeks were enamored with the egyptians (from whom they gained all their “wisdom”). A sphinx is a cherubim. The answer to the riddle of the sphinx is a man btw. The word genesis brings me to the garden, and of course we see those cherubim blocking the garden. they are also woven into the veil that covers the holy of holies (the garden). That same veil is the one in Isa 25 that on this mountain God will remove the covering that is cast over all nations, the veil that covers all faces, death. The flesh is death.
A little more on riddles Num 12:8
With him I will speak face to face openly, not in riddles, and he will see the form of the Lord. (riddle is the same greek word enigma in LXX)
If you break down the word esoptron it means to behold inwardly.
RIGHT ON! love it!’
Psa 18:11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him [were] dark waters [and] thick clouds of the skies.
hi Jacob! So are we the Garden of Eden as well as the Cherubim?
I do not know you by the flesh,but know you by Christ now. I have waited over 12 years to hear and feed on this kind of revelation. I did my time in religion and when it no longer satisfied was driven into the wilderness. There I did not converse with no man about what was revealed to me. I hungered for the fruit from the tree of life. You are one of the few who is crying from the wilderness Repent!!! i.e. change the way you think.It is refreshing and wonderful. God’s Speed.
“Wow!” …is right.
Sorry, I forgot to answer. Jacob, are you implying that Jesus sinned? By saying that he decended. Just curious.
YAhshua did sin by taking on the sins of the world. that is why he prayed, “Father, why have you forsaken me”. God turned his face away because of the sin. I believe that is why he cried in the garden not wanting to go thru with the crucifixion. Not merely because of the physical death but because he knew he would have to take on sin and have the Father turn his face away from him. Now that is all in literal context of course.
Wow pretty cool article, lots of insight here!
However, i would like to add a slightly different point of view on the ‘fruit’of the ‘tree of knowledge of life and death’.
You are right in pointing out that this tree represents the nervous system, and specifically the brain and it’s ‘snake’.
I think the ‘fruit’ of this tree are not the sense, but thoughts, and the webs of ideas and mental pictures and whatnot the mind creates. Those by themselves are no problem, but it’s when we ‘eat’ them (ingest them, make them our own/identify with them) that the problems arise.
This is how ego comes into existence. This is the ‘old man’ that has to ‘die’, so that Christ within can be revealed/resurrected, symbolized by the crucifixion story.
Well i think we actually agree pretty much, just wanted to make that point on the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
In re reading this again it made me think of another part in scripture that goes along with this theme
(Mar 8:23) and having taken the hand of the blind man, he led him forth without the village, and having spit on his eyes, having put his hands on him, he was questioning him if he doth behold anything:
(Mar 8:24) and he, having looked up, said, `I behold men, as I see trees, walking.’
(Mar 8:25) Afterwards again he put his hands on his eyes, and made him look up, and he was restored, and discerned all things clearly,
Like I said above….which tree you are identfied with …..by that your fruit.
If you part of the Vine and follow Chirst you will manifest the Father to others. His sheep hear His voice
(1Jn 2:20) And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and have known all things;
The blind man shows this because this second time time, Jeus put his hands on him once again and MADE him look up. Now he sees clearly and can descern properly through the spirit.
For me this interesting miracle. Many see this miracle as possibly something defective. It is not, it is a wonderful metaphore of process of maturity. It shows the state for those called out of see of humanity (darkenss). Thet know of Jeus Christ but are still carnal and desire things of this earth. The second part of the miracle are those that the Father hands lead in to a closer relationship those who were chosen to see more.
The epistle warn us in many places…
(Jud 1:12) These are in your love-feasts craggy rocks; feasting together with you, without fear shepherding themselves; clouds without water, by winds carried about; trees autumnal, without fruit, TWICE DEAD, rooted up;
Yes the garden is a state of mind.The Tree OF Life s conintuing budding new branches and it is the hope that all the dead and dormant brances will be brought to life eventually…
(Rom 5:2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
(Eph 1:18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
(Col 1:27) To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
I really enjoyed this article. It resonates with my own views on the profound metaphors present in all of the scripture. If you have a minute to look at my web site look at the similarities in my poem Re-Entering Eden. Thanks Again .I will look forward to reading more of you thoughts. Geoffrey
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!! I like what my God mother Linda Cain & mom Judy Gootzeit said!!!!!!!
Be encouraged Today & daily in Christ!!!!!!!
As I’m still in early stages of understanding these things, God is confirming what is already ‘inside’ by causing an outpouring of love and adoration for Who He is to spring from my heart. I praise Him for revealing these things to you for the ongoing of HIS kingdom. To be so fully dead to the lies that would consume me, and trust ONLY God, is what He is about and nothing stays His hand. glory glory.
Could it be, that the reason we fell to self consciousness, (The Tree Of Knowledge of Good and Evil, because GOD as our Heavenly Father, knew we needed to experience our living out from ourselves through our carnal fleshly nature, to in time learn the contrast and difference so we would never choose this path again. How Infinitely Wise is our God. Also just think, all of our combined experiences out from the Tree of Knowledge could one day be placed in a book (not literally) but a true conscious knowing in our minds covering the complete spectrum from one end to the other of good verses evil. Everything possible under the sun, in this life of ego and vanity, will be there for all to witness concerning what our life lived out from the flesh consisted of, apart from our Heavenly Father. Oh, what lessons we have had to endure and learn, but when the totality of this dominion is played out, we will know that God left no stone unturned in allowing us to experience everything our minds could conceive and strive to acheive out from our fleshly hearts of self. The Book of Self Knowledge will be so full, as well as complete, none will dare to venture this way again. The Battle will be won, once and for all, and God’s Victory through Christ Jesus will reach its Ultimate Consumation and Glory!!!
Comment by Linda C. January 7, 2010
I love that Linda, I absolutely believe it is all for our benefit… and I love what you wrote. Simply awesome. peace jacob
Am I missing something or is there a typo here?
So stop eating from that TREE WITHIN. Stop putting your faith in the UNSEEN, UNFELT, UNHEARD, and start putting your faith in the UNSEEN.
Which tree are you talking about. The sord Unseen is in the do not and do statement??
In Genesis 2
(Gen 2:9) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Thre are two trees mentioned but ONLY ONE CAN BE the CENTER (Midst)of your garden
So I am assuming your talking about not eating of the “Tree of Studidity” anymore and stop putting our faith in our five carnal senses.
We need to take hold of the Faith of Christ who shows us that it is the spiritual and the unseen that is the true reality. The Christ within is the Truth The Way and The Life
The TREE that is in the center will ulitmately determine your fruit….
I enjoyed your article and have already seen much of what your are talking about. I believe that many are beginning to awaken.
I LOVE WHAT YOU WROTE HERE! What a great revelation that is…. the TREE that is in our PHYSICAL CENTER is not the answer, but the TREE IN OUR SPIRITUAL CENTER! AMEN! So yes, yes, yes, the TREE (mindof Christ) that is in the center of our being determines our fruit! GREAT “in” SIGHT. Peace
If the Lord had not been revealing this truth to me as well and your words confirming, I probably would have been found among the religious looking for stones to throw at you.
What an awesome time to be walking in the garden and hearing the voice of God walking in us and with us.
Dean, I love what you wrote. “but your circumstances are not relevant-they do not matter-everyone else is the reason for the life you have-then is when you sit at the right hand-at the death of self consciousness.
Christ humbled himself even unto death, not so he could go to heaven and never be hurt again but for others.
yet in my flesh-the word was made flesh
Gen 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened and they KNEW that they were naked-what did they see?their FLESH-they were “self-conscious”.The conscious of self will separate you from God-in the presence of God you exist but your circumstances are not relevant-they do not matter-everyone else is the reason for the life you have-then is when you sit at the right hand-at the death of self consciousness. blessings
Jacob,you are a blessing-peace
Amen to that Dean! And when they saw their Flesh (ego/carnality/ignorance) they were ashamed.
You my friend are a treasure house
This adds more understanding to what I have been learning. You put it so simply into words that it is a joy to pass it on to family and friends I am led to share it with. I too have often wondered why Father has done it this way…perhaps for us to experience the opposite of who we are so we can truely KNOW who we are. If God/Father is unconditional love – agape then the ultimate way to know/experience what that love is needs the subjection to the opposite for it to be experienced and exercised. Jesus said he who has been forgiven much loves much!!! He who has experienced to the ultimate all that love is NOT will experience to the ultimate all that LOVE IS…GOD. Therefore in birthing us from the ‘womb of time’ God brings forth children/sons and daughters/body of Christ in His image. Anyway, we will know/understand completely and not ‘through a glass darkly’ at the appointed hour. Blessings.
what you shared within this writing is my truth also…however, the question that i have is WHY?
WHY did this have to happen if we were firt created perfect, an extension of the Great Source? Is it because there has to be opposites to everything to have the comarison available…I have pondered this ? for so long, I understand the results, I just do not understand the reason for the Fall??
I have no idea why LOL… I ask the Lord that as well…. I get tired of the ups and downs. But I do know I am learning through all of my mistakes… Jesus said a SEED must first DIE before producing many other seeds. Once again I have no idea what that means as well LOL… I once said to a friend, the best way of dealing with being infinite would be to never know you were infinite to begin with. perhaps this is so we can experience DEATH, perhaps we will find out one day soon. In the MEAN TIME, I love the adventure and the MYSTERY! Even if it has cost me family and friends and much pain, there is still a great adventure because of it all.
God: Without church, money or anyone else. Here is my story.
When I was 23, I was into movies, music, going out with friends and of course, the rave scene… and girls, girls, girls. I fell into a depression though, too much partying I guess. After I stopped, the depression wouldn’t leave me, neither would the voices I heard telling me to hurt myself. I considered religion, but church turned me off big time. But I did think if GOD is real, HE should show Himself to me with or without church. Please, if anyone says they have an open mind, please keep reading. I chose to secretly read the words of Jesus because He was the only one who was perfect and prophesied about thousands of years before He arrived, from what I researched. I did all this ALONE and with no outside influence. So I drew up a 40 day reading plan. 12 pages a day to finish the New Testament in 40 days. Above all, I wanted to receive PROOF of God’s existence. IF there was a God, I was not happy with the hidden version, I needed evidence. I needed what I later read in Revelation 3:20 to be true: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Last I checked, when you eat with someone, seeing them is just the start.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – Matthew 6:6. “How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” – Matthew 7:11 and Luke 11:13. Notice the explanation mark? I took this as a challenge! I didn’t feel right going to church. I didn’t have God yet, so it was futile to me. I needed God to manifest Himself to me. Then maybe I might go to church. Then it would be REAL. So alone, reading in secret and walking the street at night looking up and asking God if He was real or not; and in my room and in a mountain side, privately saying:
“God, please. Jesus, please give me this Holy Spirit and YOU can have this life I have. Send me this promise of the Holy Spirit; then I can know and I will serve you forever… if you just make yourself known to me first. Please.” I thought wanting GOD to prove Himself to me, a mere mortal would require me to read HIS word and ask for the Holy Spirit like it said. Saying to myself, “I’m going to ask for the Holy Spirit and not fulfill my flesh with human comforts until I FINISH The New Testament,” which was only 350 pages, keeping away from carnal gratification leaving room for GOD to fill me if all this WAS in fact REAL. So I put my cigarettes, marijuana, lighter and valium on the shelf in a Ziploc bag until I finished my quest, thinking, they’re not going anywhere. I can do this! 350 pages and a few weeks, breeze.
I read this: “No sign would be given except the sign of Jonah.” I researched and found the word Jonah meant Dove in Hebrew, aka Holy Spirit. So I figured I was on the right track. Then I read this that changed things: Matthew 11:12 Jesus said, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force!” This got me roused up. I was asking softly until I read that line. My asking turned into requesting or demanding. My tone shifted from nice to bold. What would God do, zap me from the sky if I yelled at Him to GIVE IT TO ME? At least I would know He is real. So I kept it up thinking: let the Angels, if they are real, see me asking loudly and almost challenge God. This was of course a mere fantasy, (so I thought.)
I also was confessing all my sins: stealing, using drugs, using girls; the things I could remember I did wrong I said out loud. Trying to feel bad for them, which was hard at first, honestly, until I put my thoughts into the other person that I stole from, the girl I used, etc. Then it was easier to feel guilt, which I had a real problem feeling.
I felt the MASSIVE void / boredom in me from the lack of drugs, smoking, etc., like I was dying or something. It was tough, real tough. Nothing had happened at all either yet. Not even a self induced dream. I was halfway done, day 20. Nothing! Day 26 came and I was reading somewhere in the Book of Corinthians. That night, my buddy came over. We hung out, he smoked some of my weed and we played some Nintendo. I was real tempted to smoke, but I had passed the halfway point and decided to finish what I had started. So he slept over and went to bed first. I stayed up, read some more in secret, again, asking for the Holy Spirit as I had been. Even at work at Blockbuster I kept asking for the Holy Spirit on my breaks. I would go around back and read the Bible on my breaks, mainly because I wanted to finish it and smoke weed again OR find out God and Jesus was real. So I read my pages for that day, said my prayer of asking for the Holy Spirit I Jesus name; not expecting anything anymore because nothing had happened so far… little did I know that my journey would end that morning. Or begin, depending on how you look at it. I drank some of my bottled water and went to sleep.
When I awoke I noticed something INCREDIBLY different about the way I felt. I felt the feeling of ecstasy in me, the drug. Euphoria had set in and I accused my best friend for slipping me an ecstasy pill in my water the night before. He denied it, but I was SURE he had. The next day the feeling was stronger and I couldn’t believe it, GOD had delivered? I spent 3 days in utter bliss right in the middle of the torso, where the Chi is said to be; in the belly. Then I picked up the Bible and read it; I had put it down for 3 days trying to figure out what this was I was feeling. Now when I read the Word after 3 days, the bliss moved from my gut and flowed up and into my mind. And now it was in both places, my entire body felt like it was tingling and euphoria had engulfed me. Jesus had said that the kingdom of heaven is like a person who accidentally finds a Pearl of Great value; and that’s exactly what it felt like. Literally: heaven in me.
The next few months I started seeing visions. Trance states I would get into while awake. A curtain would drop open and I would be shown certain things. (Ask me to send you the info on VISIONS, I’ll be glad to). I would only be able to move my eyeballs and my body was totally paralyzed during these states. I went back and checked the tears I’d cried during the month long asking and they’d turned into a white bread, which I scraped off ate… and it was as SWEET as honey. Saving a little bit for the next day, I found it bitter and inedible the next day. If I go on to tell you the supernatural events that have occurred since, most of you would think I am totally nuts. The love that came in, 11 years now; surpassed any previous knowledge I had on what it is to BE LOVED. Whatever I though love was; now is multiplied by infinity inside me. It has overshadowed all of me. Powers to use to pray and lay hands and heal for Christ… a power I feel, but more like power unused is true power, unless used to heal. I have seen Christ a few times as well in visions (the awake, curtain opening BLUEISH WHITE light) and dreams. Also He has showed me the bodiless afterlife state, this He showed me after my mom died and I cried for 7 days. Not asking for a sign, ever. The only sign I ever asked for was the Holy Spirit… each day until I GOT it…until HE gave it, more like. I have done nothing; He is everything. You can search for an audio New Testament or read it free at a lot of places online now… just do a search and give it a try. I NOW found a CHURCH that is wonderful as well. GOD has truly showed me all and the best is yet to come!
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN comes unto the Father BUT BY ME.” — John 14:6
Acts 1:4 – “John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.”
“An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the Sign of Jonah the prophet. Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.” (Matthew 12: 38-40).
**PLEASE stay objective and don’t let this happen to YOU:
John 15:25 “But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.”
JESUS said for those who receive ALL sign will be given.. I have seen enough visions, signs, bread from heaven I ate, angels in my room and elsewhere etc to LAST my ten lifetimes.
I will die happy with what I have been given and shown… JESUS said NO SIGN will be given to an EVIL generation that seeks a sign… except the SIGN of the HOLY SPIRIT… and through THAT sign.. ALL things will be made known.
YOU want a sign, EARN it.
ONE week is all I ask… stay objective for SEVEN days… SEVEN. I ask you read ONE of the Gospel books, LUKE I prefer you read… but makes no difference.. Matthew or John, whatever.
ONE week I want you to read one book and say ONE prayer for a week, how about that?
CAN you show GOD that you care to know?????? THAT you made an EFFORT to knock on the door? PEOPLE chasing after GOD each day… HE does not need us… BUT cannot wait to attain us if we ask.
ONE WEEK: READ one gospel and say THIS prayer:
FALL on your face and ask GOD to tell you PLEASE REVEAL JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT.. Humble yourself bro in front of GOD and THEN HE will show you
YOU know that I do not want a thing from you… yet you wonder why I write to you? Maybe I love you? Maybe you cannot feel what I feel, the unconditional love of God for you?
Listen man.. all I am saying is you have ALL your life to doubt, hate, etc.
Why not try for a week to read, ask and see what happens… I know if you can read ten pages a day, even five.. of the New Testament in secret.. and ask GOD to REVEAL Jesus Christ to you in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT..
JUST LIKE THAT.
AFTER SEVEN days you will have been shown.
THEN you can go on and say.. WHATEVER you want…
but if you don’t give GOD a chance, showing HIM effort, etc.. how can you expect to be shown anything? GOD was blind to me to bro.. I did not think I would ever be in this position…
GOD was a weak theory for me, at best.
IT does not have to remain so… not if you … just… simply….. . try… instead of JUDGING.
What a nice testimony, thank you so much for sharing my man. I’m of the belief no one needs to prove anything to God, God was already at work within you giving you the desire to know God. You did nothing. Man teaches that Man must do something to know, but the potter has power over the clay to make it as the Potter sees fit. I believe when we pray to know God, it is because God has placed that desire within us. “God gives you the desires of your heart”… I was where you were as well before I was drawn, did all the things you did, it’s funny how similar the beginning of our journey was, and how different the outcome is. I don’t know God outwardly, don’t go to church (yet I speak to many pastors,bishops, theologians, regularly) also I’ve never had a vision, but I do dream. Yet the scriptures open up to me and it is wonderful. In any event, keep seeking and finding my man! Thanks for sharing. Peace Jacob
If one asks for Living Water, the Holy Spirit, The Kingdom of Heaven.. yes, hate life to the point of wanting only heaven… read all the New Testament and before YOU can finish reading…if you STILL keep asking,,, GOD will give it.. HEAVEN itself will be inside you… magnificence of what is to come… feeling it now… as a deposit for later and forever!! email me for how: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonna can I please make a comment. I don’t completetley agree with Jacob’s interpretation here. Notice that Adam is not from paradise, he was formed outside the garden from the dust of the ground and then place in paradise. I also don’t agree that we are the garden, we are place in the garden or paradise or state of mind. That’s why he falls. Jesus doesn’t fall, cause he is from heaven. That’s my interpretation.
Jesus did descend from Heaven, into Hell. “he that ascends is he that first descends” – The garden is the Kingdom, The kingdom is within… But once again, everything I write is merely and interpretation it is up to everyone to go to God within and find out if these things be true. I am definately not a know it all. LOL… Thanks for the input brother! Peace Jacob
Jonna, may a comment on this. Adam was not perfect, he was made from the dust of the ground, also was made outside of the garden, he is not from the garden, he was placed in the garden. Also Adam was not created perfect, the word here means innocent, until sin was found in him, but not perfect and that’s why he falls. Only God is perfect.
Excellent blog….I so appreciate your writings!!