Note to reader: You HAVE to read this, there is something in this paper that will blow your mind away. So don’t give up, stick with it, I promise you will be amazed at what God reveals to you.
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
It is the land of promise, the Land Flowing with Milk and Honey. Mmmmnnn sounds yummy doesn’t it?
Now if this were to be literal, I would prefer a land flowing with cookie dough ice cream, hot fudge, peanut butter and jelly waffles and a tall glass of cold skim milk… But by now, I’m sure you’re aware, this “Land Flowing With Milk and Honey” is an allegory.
Some will say, the “Milk and Honey”, represents abundance. Well… THEY ARE WRONG! HA HA! Take that you, wrong believing person you!🙂
Look, the problem is, these people consider this abundance to be “temporal abundance” like food, clothing, riches, a roof over their heads. Now trust me, God knows what we need physically, and God provides, unless we somehow are reaping what we have sown and for the time being need to learn a lesson or two.
But God always cares for us, and believe me, God is in control of ALL THINGS. And ALL things work together for our good. But let’s get back to the Promise Land.
Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
This was the promise God gave to his people Israel when they were in the bondage of Pharaoh and the Egyptians. If you read my article on “The Plagues of Egypt” you would understand the allegory of Egypt, Pharaoh, and the Plagues. But for those who haven’t read it, I will simply translate what the word Pharaoh means, “Their Nakedness/shame.”
You see, Israel, LIKE US, were/are slaves to their Nakedness, to their flesh, to their shame and carnal nature. They were in the chains of ignorance, as are many in the world today. And yes, I am in some of those chains myself. For I know in part for now. You see, it is our shame, created by our DEATH (Carnal ignorance) that becomes our taskmaster. We condemn ourselves, we hate ourselves, some even kill themselves. It is because PHAROAH (their nakedness/shame/ignorance and fear) is ruling the roost.
Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
This is what we need to be saved from “Church”. We do NOT need to be saved from some infinite torture down the road. Which of course, is a bunch of nonsense created by Meat-heads who were out to make a buck at the expense of the ignorant peasants around them. Unfortunately, many still believe in this “controlling fear tactic” today. And we wonder why there is so much hate and pain in the world?
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge.
Now I’m going for SHOCK FACTOR right now, so buckle up!
Most who believe that they are SAVED right now. They believe this because they said a few words, did an altar call, got dunked in some water and started to work for their Religious Temples, Churches, etc… Well guess what, THEY AREN’T SAVED! They are so far from being saved it is ridiculous.
Ridiculous, because it is their very belief that they are SAVED by their man-made rules, traditions, and hogwash that they don’t SEEK AND FIND the PROMISE OF GOD, which is TRUE SALVATION.
They ask Christ INTO their heart. As if Christ exists outside of them. Never once realizing the Hope of Glory which is CHRIST WITHIN!
Not only that but most do not even know what it they are saved from. Because religion has poured so much pride, fear, and guilt into them. Mainly Religion uses FEAR, not only of FUTURE DAMNATION, but of excommunication, expulsion, etc… many churches, temples, mosques will kick you out if you don’t get in line and do as the Religious Leaders say.
The Religious, Atheist, and Carnal don’t realize they are already condemned to begin with. That is the irony. It is their false salvation belief that is keeping them in the chains of HELL. Not the Hell they are so scared of. You see, Hell is NOT a place where a GOD OF LOVE sends people to be tortured endlessly, HELL is where those “Who don’t believe and know God” exist in right now. Even those, who don’t miss one church service and pray every night can be DAMNED, if the know not the truth (Christ in them).
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
And we are all guilty of this. No man is born without SIN. Our physical parents brought us DEATH, our SPIRITUAL parents God and Christ/Wisdom, gives us LIFE!
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
This is the good news. Especially for those hearing the WORD OF TRUTH in this day. And I don’t mean WEDSNDAY, I mean the DAY OF THE LORD.
And yes “The Day of the Lord” is a scary one. But NOT the way many have taught it. The Jews believed their Messiah would come and give them a great kingdom and then utterly destroy and torture their enemies… They rejected Jesus, because he came and said, “Love your Enemies, Forgive them, Pray for them” – Now here is wisdom, the Jews were wrong for thinking that the Messiah would come and DESTROY THEIR ENEMIES… Well don’t most Christians believe this is how the Messiah will come again? Some preachers go so far as to say Jesus is a blood thirsty murderer, that the blood of the “Christians” enemies will reach the Horses Neck (of course this too is allegory) but don’t tell the Carnal Religious this. They want their God to murder and torture their enemies, because their heart is filled with such. They are not saved!
Now look the DAY OF THE LORD, is not some future event where the moon literally turns to blood, stars literally fall from the sky, etc…
Now before I get into this next part, I want to give my usual disclaimer, I am simply a man who wants to know the Truth of God. I am not a Pastor, Prophet, Rabbi, Evangelist, Priest, etc. who will say, “what I am teaching is word!” I believe all of these words to be true but you must always seek God and Christ Within if anything I write troubles you. Especially this next part.
Read Acts 2, you will see Peter says…
Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh…. 19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
We see here CLEARLY, that the SUN and MOON are allegories. Peter is explaining to the crowds that when the HOLY SPIRIT came upon those men and women in the Upper Room, (When God’s truth was understood and revealed)… Peter said, it was the day Joel spoke of, that SCARRRRRRY DAY of the LORD, he explained, had just happened.
But what REALLY happened? Is it allegorical? You bet your sweet asparagus its allegorical.
So let’s look at that Parable for a moment shall we?
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
They all came together in the UPPER ROOM (Higher consciousness). They were seeking MORE. And the TRUTH came (revealed) to them. The TRUTH was REVEALED as a RUSHING MIGHTY WIND…
And no! It wasn’t A LITERAL WIND. “Church” Wind is an allegory for DOCTRINE, TEACHING, INSTRUCTION.
Ephesians 4:14 : That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
They were being TAUGHT by GOD, and then they were given CLOVEN (Separated) tongues.
Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Now unless your into sci-fiction, I hope you DON’T believe their tongues were literally split down the middle and caught on fire. I’ll write it again, This is ALLEGORY “CHURCH”!
A separated (cloven) tongue is a LANGUAGE and UNDERSTANDING that is separate from the WORLD (Carnal understanding). And these words of TRUTH that they know spoke PURIFY (FIRE) those they speak to.
And NO! They didn’t begin speaking different languages so those in foreign countries could understand them, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS A MYSTERY, Jesus ONLY spoke in Parable, it is the SPIRIT that reveals the TRUTH… They were NOT speaking foreign languages at the same time, they began speaking their NATIVE TONGUE (which is TRUTH)
First of all, if everyone was speaking at the same time in literal different languages, no one would understand anything. That really is beside the point. However, there is a great treasure hidden away, in the meaning of these “places” that heard their “native tongue” – Which again is GOD’S WORD (TRUTH).
So when you hear those stories of people all of sudden speaking perfect German or Hebrew, etc… it may not be true.
God opens the minds and hearts of those in every city in every country, so there will always be someone to speak the TRUTH, in a literal native tongue, so there is no need to give someone the “magic” power of speaking a language they don’t know.
But I also want to point out something about Tongues. As I used to “speak in tongues” as well back in the day, when I was taught that was “evidence” of the Holy Spirit. Even though, now I know, evidence of the HOLY SPIRIT is the remembrance of TRUTH (God’s word) and it doesn’t say anywhere that it is speaking what appears to be gibberish. Putting that aside, let’s remember what “Tongues” are for…
1 Corinthians 14:22
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not
Tongues are a SIGN. And we learned in my Jonah article, there is NO SIGN given, but Jonah’s. (which is coming out of our carnal thinking and knowing the TRUTH/CHRIST) – This is the SIGN to unbelievers, SPEAKING THE TRUTH.
Now here is the problem, many won’t be able to understand the TRUTH, unless it is broken down for them (interpreted) that is why if you speak the wonderful WORKS of God, you must interpret it for those who are hearing it. Otherwise it will make no sense to them.
The last thing I want to put out about Tongues, is they are ONLY mentioned in 1 Corinthians, nowhere else in scripture (that I’m aware of) was this talk about speaking a literal language you don’t know. Now, I do know that “Tongues” will cease, so perhaps this understand of literally speaking in other languages has ceased for me, and I no longer believe it to be what I used to believe it to be, however. I believe the NATIVE TONGUE that each man heard, was the WORD OF GOD.
But let’s look DEEPER at how God gives us our NATIVE TONGUE (The WORDS OF THE KINGDOM). By looking at the meaning of each of those places that HEARD the wonderful works of God.
Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians,
This is going to blow your mind! Here are the STRONGS definitions of these words.
Parthia = “a pledge”, Mede or Media = “middle land”, Elam = “eternity”, Mesopotamia = “between two rivers”, Judaea = “he shall be praised”, Cappadocia = “province of good horses”, Pontus = “the sea”, Phrygia = “dry, barren”, Phrygia = “dry, barren”, Egypt = “double straits”, Libya = “afflicted or weeping”, Cyrene = “supremacy of the bridle”, Rome = “strength”, Judah = “he shall be praised”, proselytes = “a newcomer”, Crete = “fleshy”, Arabia = “desert or barren”
Those are the meanings of those that HEARD THEIR NATIVE TONGUE (truth) Now let me put this all together for you and it will give you chills. Mind you I am doing this in the exact order as it is written. You will see this is another hidden treasure showing us God will bring us into the Land of Promise.
“A Pledge (Promise) was made in the middle land of eternity between two rivers (Truth and lies). In the Province of Good Horses (Saints) God shall be praised. In the Seas (carnal mankind), in the dry and barren, in the double straits, those that are afflicted and weeping shall know the supremacy of God’s bridle and Strength. GOD shall be praised by the newcomers to the faith, by the fleshy and the barren.”
Now, I dare you to tell me that is NOT a wonderful coincidence. Then I dare you to tell me that there actually is such a thing as COINCIDENCE!
So now, what was that PLEDGE, or PROMISE, that God made to those dwelling in between heaven and earth, between lies and truth?
The PROMISE is the PROMISE LAND! A Land Flowing with spaghetti and meatballs! I mean, Milk and Honey!
Before I close, showing you exactly what the MILK AND HONEY represent and are. Which has NOTHING to do with temporal abundance, but spiritual abundance… I want to point out that when the TRUTH OF CHRIST hits you, it knocks your socks off, and it gives you a new mind, new words (tongue), and praise God a NEW LIFE!
Now it is a MIGHTY WIND (TRUTH/TEACHING) and many will run from it and want nothing to do with it. Most carnal men and women don’t want to give up hating, debating, worrying, tearing down, and most importantly, they don’t want to give up CONTROL! They don’t want to KNOW THE SUPREMACY OF GOD’S BRIDLE. They don’t want God to be in control, they want to be god themselves. That is what is happening today is Religion everywhere. Man is teaching Man how to be a god themselves (Read my article on the Tower of Babel for more clarity on this)
Carnal man does not want to believe in a God of Love and forgiveness. Because if they do, that means, they must LOVE AND FORGIVE.
No, carnal man wants to believe in a God that condemns and punishes those that do not agree with Him. Why? You ask… So then THEY TOO can condemn and punish those that don’t agree with them!
Nevertheless, when the TRUTH HITS YOU, it changes everything. Look at what happened to Paul, he was STRIKEN BLIND. When the TRUTH comes (is revealed to us), we realize we know NOTHING ABOUT GOD – get it? We understand how BLIND we really are.
However, most today, do not understand that THEY are the ones that are LOST AND DAMNED (which isn’t what the literalists of the world think that means).
These Lost “Dead Men and Women walking” will actually condemn those with the TRUTH as Paul did, before his conversion. They would rather say, GOD WILL NOT SAVE ALL MAN then take a moment to say, “Lord if this be true please show me?” Most believe God’s arm is slack that is cannot save, even the most lost and ugly. They will say on one hand God finishes his creation in Victory, and then say only a small percent of God’s creation will know Him.
Meanwhile, in the land of HEAVEN and TRUTH, we know “Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess Christ (God’s Truth and Spirit) as Lord TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER!
And what GLORIFIES GOD people? Read on.
Luke 18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
So for those who say, God is glorified when the Ignorant of the world are sent off to an eternity of torture, the bible says, GOD is GLORIFIED when those that did not SEE (know Him) received their sight (understanding/wisdom) – This is how God is glorified, when the BLIND (Ignorant) SEE (Have the revelation of CHRIST IN THEM)
That is the GOOD NEWS, that GOD will deliver ALL from the Bondage of PHAROAH and the EGYPTIANS… God will deliver us ALL and SAVE us ALL from the Hell of our IGNORANCE, PRIDE, and Carnal EGO.
And there is but ONE way to that Salvation and that is CHRIST, which is the TRUTH of God. WHICH IS IN YOU! Not coming in the CLOUDS outside of you.
The CLOUDS are the WITNESSES of TRUTH.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of WITNESSES.
This is how Christ comes (Revealed) – The TRUTH sets us FREE from WITHIN.
In the Gospel of Thomas there is a great line that Jesus says, “If you bring forth that which is within you it will save you. If you do not bring forth that which is within you it will destroy you!”
But Salvation is more than just believing IN CHRIST, to be saved you MUST BE IN CHRIST, and CHRIST IN YOU!
Ponder those last words. For, if you are in something, and something is in you, who are you?
When you find this out… THEN YOU ARE SAVED!
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Pay attention to that last line. THE TRUTH SETS US FREE. Not a believing in a literal man, but believing in the WORD OF GOD that is revealed in a literal Man. You will not be saved by religion, tradition, tithing, or anything man-made or created by man.
Okay, so after writing six pages this morning I will finally get to the point of this essay. Call me “Captain Segway”!
Salvation is of and from God, it is by HIS GRACE and our Faith in Christ that we are SAVED… And to get there, we have to inherit the promise land.
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey
So what is this land that God delivers us for and brings us to? Is it a literal place? Is it a good job, new car, nice home? Or is it something better even than that? To understand this further we must look at what scripture tells us the LAND, MILK, and HONEY actually is.
Let’s first look at Honey:
1 Samuel 14:27
But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.
(The taste of this honey, gave Jonathan revelation… but revelation of what?)
1 Samuel 14:43
Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die.
(It is the Revelation that he must DIE. We must DIE to our CARNAL EGO)
PROVERBS 24: 13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: 14So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
It should be pretty clear, that “Honey” is the Knowledge of Gods Wisdom.
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
Eating (assimilating = Becoming one with) this “Honey” (God’s wisdom) helps us to know how to refuse EVIL (lies) and Choose Good which is Truth.
AND NOW FOR THE MILK!
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
You see to get to the “Honey” (Understanding we must die to ourselves and become one with God’s truth) we must be weaned from MILK. So, it stands to reason, “MILK” is something we start off with before coming to complete HONEY (Enlightenment)
1 Corinthians 3 1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
You see here, MILK is fundamental teaching, so rudimentary that the carnal can glean from it. (Look at all those big words I just used LOL)
MILK is the rudiments of understanding. Milk is for BABES in Christ. Newcomers to the Faith.
1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
So Israel wasn’t entering a LITERAL LAND of ABUNDANCE at all. This PROMISE LAND is our PROMISE LAND as well. And God will bring us into it.
The LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY. God will teach us as babes, lead us into maturity, and gives us the greatest of all gifts, the ENLIGHTENMENT of CHRIST!
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