LET GO AND LET GOD



LET GO AND LET GOD

I’m going to start this paper with that quote “Out of the mouth of babes God has perfected Praise” … Then I will most likely depart from that and hopefully the Lord will find my way back to it… But that scripture is what was on my heart when writing this, this past weekend. And hopefully soon we will understand why.

We have all heard the story of how when Jesus entered a room, the little kids would go nuts and break out into singing the praise and worship songs of the day.

Matthew 21:16
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

I remember picturing a bunch of young kids and babies singing and dancing around with excitement to just be in the presence of this man, Jesus. But, after years of study, I would come to understand what this truly means.

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

You see, years later, I woke up to a greater meaning. Now a word of warning before this paper begins. As always, what I write could be completly wrong, I DOUBT IT, but it is up to YOU to seek the truth that is WITHIN YOU. GOD has all the answers you need. Now you might not understand things right away, but you will understand the “meaning of thing” when you are MEANT TO. Too many people don’t seek God for the truth, they simply rely on some man or woman, with some fancy Godly title to give them the answers. The problem with that people, is there are a lot of decieved people out there, who have agendas. So IF YOU WANT TRUTH, don’t just take my word for it, GO TO THE WORD WITHIN YOUR HEART. You will find what you’re looking for, when you are ready for it.

Matthew 7:8
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Now, back to those KIDS and their perfected PRAISE!

Look, I’ll be real with you, I have three wonderful CHILDREN myself, and a fourth on the way… The ones here now sing and dance for a lot of things, but I don’t believe they would be singing Hosanna in the highest, if the “man” Jesus walked into the room. First of all, they don’t know the song, secondly I don’t take them to man made church or teach them the traditions of men. NOW DON’T GO GETTING ALL HOT AND BOTHERED BY THAT LAST SENTENCE PEOPLE. 🙂 No one took me to church. Well perhaps a couple of times I went with the folks, but not often, maybe once or twice a year. In any event I was one of those kids who would simply walk down the street and go to Catholic Church myself. Not the best move because I would then spend a good deal of my young life worrying about burning in hell, for a majority of the things I did. AND I WAS A GOOD KID! But that church just instilled a bunch of fear in me, and the rest I allowed my ego to run wild with.

But the Lord directed my steps, even back then. I know, for me, that was meant to be. I had to allow God to overcome that religious fear, and today it’s pretty clear God did a good job. Now that worldly fear needs to go. You know bills, debt, worrying about my kids, and all the rest of the things we humans worry about. And the world gives you plenty to worry about doesn’t it. If it’s not stuff in your personal life, you have to worry about the economy, war, the middle east unrest, chemtrails, government coverups, AND THE DREADED 2012! LOL… It is so funny, how much fear we allow to take residence in our heart, well I thank God for tearing all of these TARES away, one by one, until I have and know peace.

I digress, I don’t take my kids to man made church, yet they are very advanced in what they know already. They see Dad studying, writing, encouraging others, helping those who need help, not to mention all the conversations I am sure they have overheard where I talk about the deeper things of God. The best teacher, is the one that is a LIVING EPISTLE! I don’t need to give my kids a list of dos and don’ts to please God, I simply live my life and they learn by what they see, and do as they see me do. And when they ask questions I am there with the same question that I point to them, you’ll find children usually have the answers already, as do we all, WITHIN! Remember LOVE is the greatest teacher there is.

The reason, I don’t talk to them about the deeper things of God is because I know they wouldn’t understand it. Yet ask my seven year daughter Shiloh where God is, she will point to her heart, her mind, me, and the world around. Where she learned that I have no idea. Ask my boys why they shouldn’t make fun of others, they say, it’s because they wouldn’t want others to do it to them.

Now, the two most important things in scripture we are to learn, LOVE GOD, AND YOUR NEIGHBOR, found right there on their lips. Not one day of church or religion in any of them.

So instead of force feeding my belief system down their throat. I lead them by showing them how I live my life. They see Dad show charity, they learn to be charitable. They see Dad forgive those that hurt, or upset him, they learn to forgive. They hear Dad talking about his desire to help, and reach others, they find out that “it is better to give than receive”. They hear how grateful Dad is to have what he has, they learn the same. They see Dad studying the Bible and other Holy Texts, they grow curious as to why that is. But Dad doesn’t force them to believe this or that, nor does big Poppa force them to recite prayers or memorize biblical verses. I simply become a LIVING EPISTLE for my kids. And I do my best to let God lead me, to lead them. As I know God will lead them, as He lead me.

2 Corinthians 3:2
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

As the disciples used their lives as teaching tools, and didn’t even have a NEW TESTAMENT to teach from, they taught by example and I try to do the same. I don’t teach my children to memorize the scriptures, in fact I rarely even read the bible to them. I know it sounds like sacrilege to some of you, but the truth is, children have a better understanding of God’s love then we do, at times.

Ask any young child who has not been indoctrinated if God would send his children away to a place of infinite torture for not having knowledge of him… The child would say, “No Way”. The child would understand that Love could never do such a thing. A child knows better than most religious leaders today.

Matthew 18:3
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

A child has us beat in many areas of life. They don’t worry about where their next meal will come from. They don’t stress about losing this or that, they simple LIVE, and play sports, video games, and pull their sisters hair (NOW THAT’S LIVING) LOL.

Children have faith that every one of their needs will be met. They trust their parents will provide… and clean up their dirty clothes and room with them, help them with homework, (that is of course, if they have decent parents)

This is why Jesus said, we must become like LITTLE CHILDREN to inherit the Kingdom. We must begin to have faith that EVERYTHING will be provided for us as well. We must stop worrying about this or that, we must have FAITH, as a child has faith that with each passing day our needs will be met, as our children’s needs are met.

Hey and it’s not like everyday of a kids life is gravy. Sometimes that have to take their nasty medicine when they get sick (so do we, spiritually). They are corrected when they do wrong (so are we, spiritually). Sometimes they have to take a time out. (and we definately are put in time out too). This morning I read something Denni Caldwell wrote on his blog “Notonelost”, in regards to free will. I really LOVED IT! He said, just because children have a will of their own, it doesn’t mean that we (their parents) let them do whatever they want. No, we keep them in line, we know what is good for them… GUESS WHAT, SO DOES GOD. And HIS WILL will ALWAYS trump OUR WILL, just as Daddy and Mommy know best in my house.

My point is, if we know what is best for our kids, and we make sure they don’t burn themselves on that hot stove. God who is perfect, knows what is best for us, and treats us better than we treat our own kids. Because GOD IS LOVE!

Luke 11:13
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

LET’S GO TO THE GARDEN SHALL WE?

ADAM, lived as a child once. There was a time that he LIVED NAKED but wasn’t ashamed. Everything was provided for him, he was naming things (Analagous of understanding the natures in man), he was learning things and LIVING THE LIFE BABY!

It wasn’t until ADAM (mankind) ate from that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL that he died. And we’re not talking LITERAL PHYSICAL DEATH PEOPLE… he didn’t croak on the spot. NO, the death, he died, was he entered into IGNORANCE. He was ALREADY THE IMAGE OF GOD but began to believe HE WASN’T and worse still, MANKIND began to believe they needed to do something to BE WHO THEY ALREADY ARE! And so ADAM died when the man made law came (do this, don’t do that). Remember there was a time Paul was alive, until the law came and he died.

Now, ADAM in the GARDEN, is a picture of mankind as children, we LIVE when we are kids. But the instant we grow up and we believe that somehow we are NOW IN CONTROL (instead of trusting DADDY is in control), and the instant we believe WE ARE SINNERS and ignorantly think WE need to do something to win the favor with God, WE DIE!

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

This is what we need to be saved from, this DEATH (Our ignorance, shame, guilt, fear)… Young children don’t have this. They don’t have deep understanding of the things of God, they are NAKED, but they are not ashamed. They don’t feel like they have to do this or that to win heaven. Life is heaven for them. UNTIL THEY EAT (become one with the thoughts of) RELIGION AND THE WORLD which produces death(ignorance and suffering).

This is one of the reasons I have refused to send my children to “religion” or even “bible camp” or whatever other man made religious institution there is that wants to make my kids twice the children of hell they are. (of course NOT ALL CHURCHES, TEMPLES, MOSQUES, ETC, are like this) but I have known enough in my time to know better than send my kids there.

So, you see, I don’t care if they don’t know what John 1:1 says. I’d actually rather them not believe they are SINNERS in need of a SAVIOR. And what is it to you, if I say, that one of these SHALL NOT DIE UNTIL the TRUTH IS REVEALED AGAIN. – That’s a revelation if you have ears to hear it!

Ahhhh, you thought Jesus was talking about people physically living forever. NOPE! He didn’t teach death, so why should I teach death? Instead from birth, I WILL LIVE AND THEY WILL SEE LIFE, and understand WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD.

I would rather my children learn to love others, and understand the love God has for them, and know God is in control NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, as opposed to my children going ADAM STYLE hiding in the trees of their imagination and covering themselves with religious fig leaves. I don’t want them scared of their CREATOR who is LOVE, and who is IN THEM!

I want my children to learn on their own without being force fed the slop most religious leader feed swine. Those religious demons (false teachings/lies) are only meant for swine (the carnal people). I don’t want my children to have their heads filled with lies, fear, error, and superstition… I want to spare my kids the agony of coming out of Babylon, as I remember how hard it was for me to leave all those vain beliefs for a greater truth, which is CHRIST IN YOU.

As a young child I remember really being scared that I was going to burn in hell, if I didn’t clean my room, or if I did something wrong at school, or if I lied, etc… At such a young age, that is no LIFE for a child, as there is NO LIFE in such foolish teaching. It would have been much better had I learned about reaping and sowing. That I should do good to others because I am doing it to myself, because we are all one.

I don’t have all the answers when it comes to parenting, but I do know that LOVE is a better teacher than shame and fear. And I try daily to exercise this very important rule.

So a word of warning when you drop your kids off to religious daycare, you better make sure you really trust these people with your children’s spirit. Because they very well may corrupt it, defile it, pervert it, molest it, and kill it. This is the reason we see this in the natural. Just last night I heard of yet another religious leader molesting a twelve year old girl. Whatever is happening in the spirit is happening in the natural!

Look, children are like little sponges and are incredibly impressionable. And they may end up scared there are demons waiting to possess them, as opposed to understanding the only DEMON there is, are the LIES we believe from the FATHER of LIES, our CARNAL SATANIC EGO MIND.

This is why the world is in the state it is in today. From children we are taught the “US AGAINST THEM” philosophy. In most countries, children are indoctrinated to pledge allegiance to a certain cause, religion, and belief set. Then the children are taught that anyone outside their belief set is their ENEMY. Never once realizing the ONLY enemy there is, IS WITHIN HUMANITY ALREADY. The only ENEMY is the FLESH (the carnal mind)… And this enemy only gets stronger by being fed more, and more, of the world’s lies (Lust of Flesh, eyes, pride of life). The more you feed something, the bigger it becomes.

One of the hardest lessons to learn is to trust that God is in control. It is hard enough to do this in our own life, but when it comes to our children, few truly have faith that God is in control of their lives as well.


Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

There was a time in my life when I truly worried for my children’s safety. It was one of the hardest times of my life. A friend named Dave Fields (http://Davidfields.org) said to me, “Why is it that you have no problem believing God is in control of everything that happens to you, but believe God doesn’t also have your children in His Hand?”

Luke 12:7
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

We feel helpless when we see our children suffering. When they become ill, when they experience hardship, are picked on at school, or abused by step parents etc. etc… You pray to God, as I prayed, “Lord let me take their pain, make me suffer, spare them”… But as Dave Fields told me, so many years ago, “Even our children have a journey that God is in control of.”

This is a very difficult lesson to learn and a harder thing to believe.

Especially when some children suffer with cancer, abuse, rape, etc. How can we say, God is in control of such terrible things?

This was a question I had asked myself when there was a certain individual around my children who I knew was bad news for them. At the time, I had no money, no way of ensuring their safety, they were only with me half the week back then. No I have complete custody. But back then I held unto the faith that God would work it out and in no time, that individual was removed from their life, and my children were placed into my primary care.

The amazing part of it all is that I didn’t have to lift a finger to do so, God did it all. Not that I sat back and did nothing, but I did only what I could. But it was God that brought things that were hidden to light, he brought people to help, he brought my children back to my arms full time and now today he has restored things to the way they were meant to be. Now I am so grateful for the lesson everyone has learned because of this situation, even though I would never have chosen it for myself. It has indeed created a great compassion in my heart and created an even greater capacity for me to forgive… And of course, we know God is not mocked, whatever a man reaps he shall also sow… And today, I know this individual is reaping, God forgive him and help him. I pray this individual will learn from this correction and change because of it. As God has a plan for him, as well as he did for Pharoah and others, who seemed to be so horribly evil.

When bad things happen people like to blame the “devil” and other “evil” people, but never once consider that perhaps, this all is happening for our ultimate good. Consider, if you believed that EVERYTHING in your life was going according to God’s plan, how much peace you would have, and how VERY DIFFERENT your life would be.

The time when my children were in danger and when I had not a nickel to rub together, when my Crohn’s disease was at it’s worse. It was perhaps the longest and hardest six months of my life, but if not for this time, I wouldn’t have written my novel, learned what I have learned, and recieved the deep appreciation and love I have now for my children. It also prepared me to love a child that is not my own flesh and blood. Which today, I love as my own. Thank God for him.

Through it all I have learned to forgive in ways I would have never known had I not been through what I went through. And I learned that we can only do so much for our children, we can’t keep them from disease, we can’t keep them from accidents or harm’s way when we are not with them. All we can do is raise them up in the ways of the Kingdom, raise them up in the WAY THEY SHOULD GO… meaning, don’t force your kids to be who you want them to be, but encourage them to be who God made them to be. To teach your children to love and have respect for all life, and teach them to have faith that no matter what comes their way, it will all work out by working together for their good.

In my novel, THE CALLING, one of the characters, Nancy refuses to believe that God was behind the loss of her loved one. She refused to believe there was a point or purpose to suffering at all… Thomas’ answer was as simple as it was profound, “Would you rather believe your suffering and loss was in vain?”

– To say that God doesn’t want us to go through what we go through, is to say A) He is incapable of helping us. B) He doesn’t want to help us – or- C) He doesn’t exist or care at all.

But to understand that there is a point to all we endure, is freedom.

Think about this as you go through your life. When trials come your way, when tragedy strikes, “Would you rather believe there is no point to it?” Would you rather believe there is no purpose to your suffering? Would you rather believe God doesn’t want it for your life but allows it anyway? Would you rather believe that God is punishing you? — These are the beliefs many children of religion believe. They see God as an angry, judgmental, distant monster, as opposed to seeing that God is in control and working all things together for our good.

However, if God is in control (see my article on this blog on the subject) then regardless of how terrible something seems to be, it will be nothing compared to what comes out of it in the end.


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.

It is my belief that we suffer for one reason and one reason only, to teach us to GIVE UP THE IDEA THAT WE ARE IN CONTROL.

Acts 9:5
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Here Paul realized, that he was NOT in control. “What wilt thou HAVE ME TO DO.” He didn’t say what should I do? He said, what will YOU (GOD) HAVE ME DO!

If we could get this very important teaching into our heads/HEARTS, we would need suffer no longer. We would understand that when this, or that happens, it is meant to happen for us, to better us, to strengthen us, to bring us into a greater peace and rest.

So regardless of what happens, a much better thing will grow out of it. Beauty rises from ashes, pleasure from pain, etc.

Luke 13:8
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

Like any tree, if we are NOT producing fruit, sometimes the SOIL of our LIVES (our experiences/what we grow out of emotionally and spiritually) has to be shook up, and “tormented”. We may even have to deal with a bunch of, excuse my language, crap!

But after we go through what we go through, if we learned to TRUST GOD, and we learned that we reap what we sow, if we learned that our SUFFERING WAS NOT IN VAIN and our suffering was but for a moment, and that it produced GREAT FRUIT FOR OUR LIVES and OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES, what freedom there would be.

And what is this FRUIT that our suffering produces?

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

You see, this is what all of our pain is about. It is about us letting go and letting God, as the old expression states.

Notice how, when we ENTER THIS REST there is NO LAW against us. We are no longer condemned, we are no longer sinners, we are no longer at fault, or to blame.

We THEN understand.


Matthew 17:5
…This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;

Remember that scary old evil ANTICHRIST that many evangelicals scream about, the one who sits on the throne of God, declaring himself to be God… The one who THINKS “HE or SHE” is IN CONTROL… Well, my friend, whether you have ears to hear or not, that is THE CARNAL NATURE inside ever human being, when ignorant of GOD’S COMPLETE AUTHORITY.

Our belief that “WE” are somehow in control, is the very spirit of the ANTICHRIST. And that SPIRIT (Thought) is running buck wild every which way you turn… And it isn’t until the TRUTH of THAT ANTI-CHRIST nature in us, is REVEALED to us, that CHRIST (THE TRUTH) COMES and destroys THAT IGNORANT NATURE OF ours with the “brightness of his coming” (revealed truth that God is in control, and we are his beloved)… Then, and ONLY THEN, do we rest!

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:

In other words, we learn that our EGO is the problem. And once we learn that, we let go and let God!

First we must learn to do this in our lives, then we must do the same for our children. And I know there are so many hurting today spiritually, emotionally, physically. There are teens that have gone down the wrong path, drugs, violence, and worse. This is a parents worst nightmare, but it is only a nightmare IF you don’t believe there is a point and purpose to it all, and a way out of it all, and that God will finish what he began in us all.

These are all lessons for us to learn, and if the lesson is not learned… If that TREE is not producing fruit after all the dung and digging about it has happened, then that tree (thought process) is cut down… And it’s time to begin again.

You see I believe, that no one will be lost. THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS! God has power to make and remake his vessels as he wishes. Some to wrath, some to righteousness, but ALL THINGS work together so that his CREATION is FINISHED IN VICTORY.

The quickest way to help someone who is hurting, on drugs, or worse is to show them, that is NOT WHO THEY ARE. And the only way to do this, is to STOP REMINDING THEM HOW MESSED UP THEY BELIEVE THEMSELVES TO BE, and start TEACHING THEM HOW PRECIOUS THEY ARE. And then TEACH THEM to “Let go and Let God”.

We all have a journey, we all must learn that God is ALL IN ALL, we all must give up the reigns. And it is our suffering that brings us to that breaking point and revelation. Our suffering will get us to a point when we will raise up our hands and say, “Help me Lord, not my will be done, but yours.”

Trust me when I say, that regardless of what you see, God is behind the scenes and nothing is ever LOST that isn’t one day found again.

Don’t look at this life as a one shot deal. God is God and we are One with God, which means, we are not this flesh and bone temporal body, we are ONE with the SPIRIT OF CHRIST within, and that doesn’t just go away. That my friends is INFINITE.

A lost loved one, is never lost, they are just not known the way they were once known. When you close your eyes and sleep the world and everything in it disappears, but you don’t mourn it’s loss. If you are in your room and you close your eyes and plug your ears, the sound and sight of your children disappear, but you don’t mourn their loss, because you have faith they are still there. They just aren’t there the way you knew before you closed your eyes and ears… If truth be told, those that have left their physical bodies are most likely closer to you than you know. This is one reason I don’t visit graves, as I know the ones I love whose bodies have died, are still here right now continuing their journey into the Kingdom of God.

We must NEVER GIVE UP HOPE! Not on ourselves, not on our children, or even those who hurt us. That doesn’t mean we continue to subject ourselves to those who hurt us, but it means we forgive them… We stop carrying around the pain of what they have done.


Mark 11:26
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Many don’t understand this scripture. They look at it as if, IF we don’t forgive THAN God is going to punish for every wrong thing we have done… But our true TRESPASS is NOT FORGIVING.

By not forgiving others, God doesn’t forgive us… In other words, if you don’t forgive, you will be burdened continually by the pain those you have not forgiven have caused. God who is IN HEAVEN, which is IN YOU… Will not release you from the PAIN others have caused UNTIL YOU FORGIVE AND RELEASE THEM, until you LET GO AND LET GOD.

It is a difficult thing to forgive those who hurt you, UNLESS you understand that even their OFFENCE has a purpose for your life. My friend David Field said this to me as well many years ago… “It is not what they are doing TO YOU, but it is what they are doing FOR YOU”… In essence our enemies are our greatest tool to get us to the Kingdom of Heaven (Righteousness, peace and joy).


Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

So what does all this have to do with my original quote…

Matthew 21:16
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

NOT MUCH I guess. You see, I never really know what I am going to write, until I write it. I wanted to share with all of you, how these BABES are not LITERAL BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN, but are BABES to the faith.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

You have learned by now, not everything in scripture is meant to be taken literally. A babe is NEW TO THE WORLD, and so A BABE that has perfected PRAISE is NEW TO THE FAITH.

I remember when I first came to know God and Jesus. Man, I was singing God’s praises left, right, up, and down. I told everyone about how great God is and how awesome the Christian faith is…. Of course, I had no idea of what would follow.

Just like when you are first pregnant. When you find out you rejoice and tell the world, then as the pregnancy progresses things change, it gets harder, your body aches, your emotions run wild, and then when you go into labor to actually give birth to that child you once were so THRILLED ABOUT… But now because of all the pain you have to go through to ACTUALLY GIVE BIRTH, you would rather DIE than do so.

The same is true for our walk. This is why we must not overwhelm those that are new to the faith. We must be there to encourage them and remind them, that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD…

As my friend Dave did, and so many others have in the past, those mature in the faith must minister to the BABES of the faith. But the mature must be wise, the babes need the sincere milk not meat.


1 Corinthians 3:1
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

As a one year old would throw up brussel sprouts and steak, so a BABE to the faith would be very turned off by the deeper things of God. This is a process, a journey, and learning experience, and God must reveal things to each person in HIS TIMING, each man in his order.

1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

And keep the Milk Fresh people, don’t let it sour.

This life of ours is indeed a mysterious and wonderful one. At times it hurts, at times we feel like we can’t go on. We worry about our children and forget that God is in control of their lives and their experience as well.

These are the lessons we learn as fight through this thing called the Valley of the Shadow of Death, as a Butterfly fights to be free of its cocoon.

Romans 8:22
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

But if there is one thing that I can leave you all with today. It is that, no matter where you are, no matter what your children are going through, no matter how bleak things seem. There is more to you and your life, than just what you see, feel and hear.

God has set everything in order, and God cannot fail. His WORD will never return void, but it will accomplish that which it was set out to do. Let this next verse remind us all, that everyone and everything will one day Praise the Lord.


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:11-13

Peace to you and yours, Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org

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23 thoughts on “LET GO AND LET GOD

  1. Bonnie Morris February 25, 2010 / 2:43 AM

    Your comments on forgiving are well made… Here is one I love to share as so many have understood it backwards…
    If you know someone has aught against you…you go to them; not the other way around. I find this is especially true with our natural family. We need to be the peacemakers with them; to set the example of love at home (Jerusalem)… before we go to Judea. I grieve over the families who all name the name of Christ and do not exemplify this principle. Over the course of many years of ministry, we have seen so many Christian families at odds with each other; even to the point of saying “you are not my brother” because somehow we feel entitled to be their judge and jury. This should not be so and I do not believe it would be…if we didn’t have this principle backwards.

  2. Amanda Gootzeit February 25, 2010 / 3:50 AM

    I like this image a lot & it wouldn’t surprise me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean if a baby/child was around Jesus Christ in His fulness the child would be very comfortable, joyful; maybe in His arms, at His feet, singing and dancing, who knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “Out of the mouth of babes God has perfected Praise” … Then I will most likely depart from that and hopefully the Lord will find my way back to it… But that scripture is what was on my heart when writing this, this past weekend.

    We have all heard the story of how when Jesus entered a room, the little kids would go nuts and break out into singing the praise and worship songs of the day.

    Matthew 21:16
    And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

    I remember picturing a bunch of young kids and babies singing and dancing around with excitement to just be in the presence of Jesus.

  3. Patricia February 25, 2010 / 5:34 AM

    In our opinion this is the best post you have ever written.

  4. Anil TM February 26, 2010 / 1:59 PM

    U say “LET GO AND LET GOD”, then why have you not let your children go to church and find out the truth for themselves…why ru controlling their lives if u believe that God is in Control??

    Are you doubting that God will not bring your children to the way that you follow???…no offence, just some questions in my head 🙂

    • jacobisrael71 February 26, 2010 / 11:24 PM

      Anil, that’s a great question my friend. Reason one is if I found a man made church that had what I know God’s love to be, meaning no teaching of eternal torture, etc, and that God is in control and not man, that our sufferings have purpose and if I found a “man made church” that did not reduce the word of God into money (sow your seed) I would LOVE to bring them, as I would love to go as well. Reason 2 is of coure I am their parent and it is the Father’s job to teach them the things of the kingdom not other men or women… Reason 3 we are told to come OUT OF BABYLON not to bring our children back into it.

      Anil, there is a great scripture that I want to share… “once you have tasted of that heavenly fruit it is impossible to return to the dead works of sin” – So it would be like going backward for me.

      Reason 4 and this is the BIG ONE which actually backs up (Your argument) – I DO believe God is in control, and regardless of whether they are exposed or not exposed this is the path God has chosen for me and my children.

      I write from my heart, and what is on my mind, and I write about myself. I hope not to offend and whether or not you bring children to man made church or not, is really no concern of mine. It is good to seek, when you seek you find.

      Anil, don’t let differing views, and I know mine can come across at times as very passionate, I pray not condemning, but I am a passionate guy and that is the way I write. I sure hope this has answered your question and it was a very good one, and I pray you continue to come back and offer insight like this, it always helps. Much love Jacob

      • Anil TM March 1, 2010 / 2:38 PM

        so am i in BABYLON if i believe that Satan is a real being, Jesus Christ is physically coming in his Second Coming, there is a literal place called Hell, there actually are Angels, God will pour his Wrath on the wicked and un-repenting, AntiChrist is a Man????

        Correct me if i’m wrong in saying that ur likening the second coming of Christ to something like attaining Nirvana or Moksha? A phenomenon that happens inside of you? And if God is going to make all souls believe, why is there a timeline…why should it happen at a particular time…why did man have to fall, why was he deceived and why are we not transformed this instant??

        hope i’m not getting to questiony…i found ur teaching quite different and so am asking these questions so as to be able to relate to them…u can be sure that more questions could follow 🙂

      • jacobisrael71 March 1, 2010 / 8:40 PM

        Anil,

        More great questions… And my friend we are all in a Babylon of sorts. Babylon literally means (confusion with mixture) – we all know in part, but our carnal minds have a way of filling in the blanks. Now I don’t believe Satan to be “be”ing — as eventually Satan is destroyed and a “Be’ing, like you and I cannot be, only our carnal nature (Satan within) is destroyed. And yes you are correct in saying I do not believe a “single Man” named Jesus will “come again” — First of all look at all the ways he comes, (in the clouds, like lightening, like a thief, in his saints, with his saints, riding a white horse) etc etc… These are all symbols. Now look at the definition of the word “come” it is better translated as REVEALED… And CHRIST is better translated as “annointed one, Messiah” — SO Christ who is GOD’S TRUE SPIRIT will again be REVEALED in his BODY (all of us) but “each man in his order” — This judgment begins at the HOUSE OF THE LORD (us) — And the only HELL there is, is our IGNORANT SUFFERING when we fall out of the Will of God. But we know that even in this spiritual torment (testing) God is there, as David said “if I make my bed in hell you are there Lord” — Sure Hell is real, but it is not a future place of infinite torture, it is a now thing. And we will be in HELL (ignorant suffering) until we accept and confess the name (Nature) of CHRIST… In other words, we suffer in the LIE until we accept, believe, and walk in the TRUTH OF GOD. And lastly, YES, Christ is ONLY BEING REVEALED WITHIN US… Remember the HOPE OF GLORY IF CHRIST WITHIN not OUTSIDE. Paul said, “I Travail until CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU” — It is all an INSIDE WORK my friend. The biggest sin (error) of Man is to believe God and his Spirit of Truth/Christ the Holy Spirit is OUTSIDE OF US, but we know that God is in his KINGDOM OF HEAVEN which is WITHIN US, in our MIDST, INSIDE. I understand these things sound and seem foreign and I don’t ever claim to be a prophet, pastor, or high priest, I just love to seek God and constantly find myself looking for more, and when more “seems” to be revealed to me, I like to share it. For fear I kept it to myself, but I have learned that benefits no one, if these things be true, as I believe them to be, them “hiding the seed” like Gideon did in the presense of his enemies is about the worst thing you can do. I appreciate your bold approach and that you are open minded enough to read and ask God if these things be true or not. And I will always try and answer back if I can. Peace to you, Jacob

      • Anil TM March 2, 2010 / 12:31 PM

        so does this mean the bible is a lie or have we ended up misunderstanding what is written in it…cause the bible talks about a physical man Jesus who came and taught and died for our sins and then rose to heaven to come again to rule over/in us forever…

        and if the second coming of Jesus is not a physical one but a revealing inside of us as u say then u also believe that Christ is in u right now? Do u? If so does that mean u have experienced his second coming and that this would be something that everyone experiences at his/her anointed time? Not a global happening?

      • jacobisrael71 March 2, 2010 / 8:37 PM

        Quite the opposite Anil, I believe Jesus did die on the cross and rose again, and will be manifested again in a NATURAL BODY to be read of all men… But here is the question you need to ask yourself… “Who is the BODY OF CHRIST?” – we are, we are Christ’s physical Body thay he RISES and IS revealed (comes) again in. We are the hands, feet, eyes and ears of Christ, this is all scriptural. ” WE ARE THE MANY MEMBERED BODY OF CHRIST ” – Should the hand say to the foot, I am not part of the Body.

        Anil, we are the BODY OF CHRIST, we are GIVEN THE NAME OF CHRIST, and we are GIVEN THE MIND OF CHRIST…

        If your name is CHRIST, and your THOUGHTS are CHRIST and your BODY IS CHRIST… Who are you?

        No I don’t believe the bible is a lie, I believe it is a MYSTERY as Jesus said, the KINGDOM IS A MYSTERY and No scripture is of private interpretation. I always try and explain in my articles, that I do not have all the answers, I simply want to know as I am known, I encourage everyone to go to the source, go to God and ask “Lord teach me the truth no matter what the cost” — and I so appreciate your questions and the fact that you continue to come back and be challenged and challenge me in my faith. God bless you brother

      • Anil TM March 5, 2010 / 1:08 PM

        thank you brother Jacob :)…why i keep coming back with questions is because what u teach has a hint of what i believe in but then most of it is kind of a different Gospel…and as it is given in the bible there would be prophets and false prophets, teachers and false teachers in the end times trying to enlighten or mislead God’s children…and we believers are supposed to not blindly accept what is said but test it with the spirit of God and then if it can persist, believe it…and that is exactly what i am doing

        If you ask whether i have been able to discern your teachings, my answer is NO…i guess it will take more time and i will keep coming back until God says that what u teach is TRUE or a LIE…God Bless!!

      • jacobisrael71 March 5, 2010 / 8:15 PM

        Anil, then you are doing exactly what everyone should do. Like I always say I am not the authority, I simply write what I believe to be true, and what has been quickened to me. You have a great attitude and I appreciate your honesty and kindness… I will have some articles like the one I am posting today that will not be to “out of the box” for you. Peace my man

      • Anil TM March 6, 2010 / 12:06 PM

        i looking forward to reading them and discussing them with you 🙂

  5. judy brown February 26, 2010 / 9:47 PM

    Thank you for your writings,I look forward to seeing them come up on my e_mail, they are always what i need to be reminded of, to help me understand what i am going thru. thank you so much! you are a blessing in my life.

    • jacobisrael71 February 26, 2010 / 11:32 PM

      Wow Judy, thank you so very much. That means the world to me. This blog has been such a blessing to me and I have been so encouraged by people like you, I have waited years to share some of this and I just pray that it does some good in people’s lives, most importantly IN MY LIFE, because I, as Paul said feel like the least of these. The reason I wrote LET GO AND LET GOD is because I intellectually KNOW THAT but WALKING IT is what I struggle with. Even know I am not still always and knowing God is God, even now I battle the fear in my heart. Even now, I suffer from such great sadness because I have so few that are not at odds with me. I only pray I will be a better student and always practice what God preaches. 🙂

  6. Cherri Anderson February 28, 2010 / 1:35 AM

    Hi Jacob

    I have been reading one of Ray Prinzing’s writing entitled “Revelation, A Positive Book” and one of the chapters, “The Lamb, and the Lambkin”, speaks about what you are saying concerning your responsibility towards your children.

    I would like to quote it. Hope this is okay.

    2). A lamb for an household.
    “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a Iamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house. ” (Exodus 12:3).
    Israel was about to be delivered from Egypt, and as the commands were given for the Passover observance, it was to be a Iamb for an household. A man would offer one Iamb for the covering of his whole family, and all of those within his gates. The head of the house was responsible for all the house, and to make sure the Iamb was provided. The father of the home was the priest of the home, and he could spread his coverage to all of his family, claiming the protection and blessing of God for all.
    As Paul once instructed the jailer, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, AND THY HOUSE.” (Acts 16:31). He did believe, and was “baptized, HE AND ALL HIS, straightway.” It is true, there comes an hour when each one in the household must also personally experience a committal of their faith in God, believe in the Iamb offered for them. If they go out from that household, they are assuming the responsibility once held by the head of the house. But as long as their feet are under their father’s table, so to speak, they do come under the coverage of his ministry and blessing– he well stands before God for them.
    This is also symbolically seen in spiritual matters today, when God apprehends an individual to become as a “lamb for an household,” and for a time they are the only one who believes, receives, and walks on with God in a deeper way, while their life, is given as an offering for their family, and they pray and believe for the hour when their entire household will come to Christ, and receive of His life. Sometimes it is the wife, or a child of the home, and we marvel how God apprehends just one, purges and purifies them, and they stand out alone in the whole family, to be a Iamb for that particular family.

    Good Post

    Blessings
    Cherri

  7. Kevin February 28, 2010 / 9:55 PM

    “Just like when you are first pregnant. When you find out you rejoice and tell the world, then as the pregnancy progresses things change, it gets harder, your body aches, your emotions run wild, and then when you go into labor to actually give birth to that child you once were so THRILLED ABOUT… But now because of all the pain you have to go through to ACTUALLY GIVE BIRTH, you would rather DIE than do so.” Brother I love this paragraph. I can totally relate and remeber I was going around in such joy tell everyone I know about the gospel and people were looking at me like I was crazy and in such glee. Little did I know what the deeper responsibilites would entail as I grow more mature in Christ and the dying of this flesh I have to go through although I just look at it as a blessing now, but there are times when that wicked one just tries to pound me with vain imagination and I picture myself in the desert 40 days and 40 nights being tried, praise be to God though I will never leave you nor forsake you. Thank you always my brother for sharing the good things of the Lord.

    Love and Light
    Kevin

  8. Amanda Gootzeit March 1, 2010 / 4:47 PM

    Thanks, y’all,
    There is one or a few things I’m sure of, and that’s that all of ‘mankind’ or whatever you want to call it is the antichrist (the number of man)— and yet that CHRIST IS IN US ALL, and that is the awesome truth that everyone needs to know!!!!!!!!!! We are all saved from ourselves and others to have an intimate relationship with Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so thankful!!!!!!!!!
    And if people are at odds with you, Jacob, I think it’s because they have learned to like to argue or they are feeling unsure of their beliefs, they are hurting, they are scared, they don’t want to not be in agreement with all these people they have trusted, etc. I can identify.
    Peace through Christ reigning in our hearts alone,
    Manda

  9. Amanda Gootzeit March 1, 2010 / 4:48 PM

    Ah! I meant “they don’t want to be in disagreement with all these people they have trusted”

  10. Amanda Gootzeit March 1, 2010 / 4:50 PM

    I mean, not that you, I, and/or everyone doesn’t need people to be at odds with us!!!!!! Genuinely :), but it is nice to have ‘unity.’

  11. Michelle March 8, 2010 / 4:15 AM

    Precious Jacob,
    This writing caused His Spirit within to burst forth with such joy and intensity I cannot put it into words. Thank you for expressing these understandings so clearly. I love the picture of the Jeep and having to break the back (already broken) window to get into the Jeep/vessel to get the key to go forward on this journey, leaving it behind. I so identified….Before Father had us move to the midwest, leaving our dream home on the east coast (which we finally attained 27 years ago, falsely thinking it would bring us success and happiness) – His Spirit worked in me the courage to leave it all behind by giving me assurance it was His doing. One of the assurances was a short flash vision of a top of a car with the rear view mirror. I wondered what the heck it was saying. I heard the thought/words “Don’t Look Back!” I took that as a warning to trust Him with whatever the future held not wishing to return to our old natural dream. He confirmed it with a clear Word to let Him develop His definition of success in us, which was to have Him form His character in us. He did not take our dream, He gave us His. We are so blessed and this writing is so wonderful to share how He works it all for good. (((Hugs))) Michelle

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