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JOB 8 8For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: 9(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
Recently, I have received many e-mails from people who had but one question to ask me.
“Jacob, do you believe in re-incarnation?” “Is there biblical proof?” “What is re-incarnation?” “Is this belief heretical?”
It struck me as strange that all of a sudden, sooooo many people would be asking me about re-incarnation. One day I received three seperate emails about the subject, from three different people from different places on the globe who don’t know each other. So far, this week alone, I have received about six questions about the subject.
The surprising thing I found with each of these individuals, is that they were beginning to wonder the very thing I had wondered years ago… And that is, why are some people born happy, healthy, and prosperous and have relatively good lives, and why are others born with terrible diseases, born in impoverished, war torn countries, where they are murdered, raped and more. The scripture states, God is no respector of persons, but this would certainly show that the odds were stacked in the favor of some, while they weren’t for others. It also didn’t seem very fair to me, that only some people would experience privledge and health, while others would never experience this. This was the genesis of my research into the belief of re-incarnation. And what I found, was that not only was this a commonly held Hebrew teaching, found in the scriptures, but it is also found in the holy books of almost every single world religion.
Now, since no one really knows for certain whether or not this is a one time around journey, or a many time around (until we get it right) journey, I would like to point out why I believe that re-incarnation (not the way you have been taught it) may indeed be the path all of us take.
So a word of warning to those who are not open minded to hear alternative view of how God may finish his creation in victory, click another link and move on until you are drawn to return, because this article is not for everyone.
But for those who are made of a stroner metal, I really hope that this paper will at the very least open a dialogue for us all and we may even begin to see re-incarnation in a new and exciting light.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
When I was born, I came into this world not knowing of the terrible disease I would suffer from, or the abuse, abandonment, and more that I would have to endure. Today, my trials and testing have yet to come to their end. Now, if God is in control of all things as I so often claim, it would be a terrible thing to put on an “innocent child” through such disease and suffering, not to mention a man who desires above everything to know His will. So how does one come to terms with this?
You see, here is a problem for a majority of the Religions of the world. How do they in one moment say, “If you don’t accept Christ you will burn for eternity in Hell” and then explain to a grieving parent whose two year old child that dies, “not to worry.”
You see many people look at a baby after being born as innocent, pure, with those chubby cheeks and pudgy belly. Most are born healthy and we thank God, others are born with missing fingers or toes, or premature, and have rare conditions; some unfortunately die days after birth. Once again, for a God who does not esteem one man above another, this would seem so unfair.
Now the Religious Church (not all faiths) but many of them teach, life is a one shot deal…. Christianity being the biggest faith to reject the idea of reincarnation. They teach that our life is unique and we are only given ONE CHANCE to get it right. It doesn’t matter if you a bushman living in the rainforest worshipping a toad, or a wall street exec, it doesn’t matter because all MUST do what these Religious teachers say, or else! They believe this is a one-way trip, and that we had better get in line with their beliefs or we will be damned, lost, massacred, or tortured endlessly. (A God of Love they say) – They see our lives as limited to 80 -100 years of age and then buh-bye. Here comes Heaven or Hell.
Yet a majority of scripture states we are seated in heavenly places, that we were with God always, that we are infinite in Christ, and that God knew us, before we began to identify ourselves as Joey, Darrel, Ziek, Earl, or Jessie.
Jer. 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you…”
So many religious circles face a crossroads of sorts. They don’t want to lose members, and they must be able to “Give every man an answer” … and when a child who clearly does not understand the truths of the kingdom or Christ dies, how can they tell those parents that those poor kids are going to Endless Hell… They can’t, nor will they. So they have to come up with some clever explanation. But making up stories is not the best business to be in.
So many people look at these babies, and cute little kiddies around us, they say they are innocent, and sure they are in a natural sense, so some Religious Circles, Evangelicals Especially begin to coin a new teaching, they call it “AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY”. Bingo, this is their way of getting out of another heretical teaching they call Eternal Torture (Hell).
In a Nutshell (Because that is where this doctrine belongs) they teach that until a child reaches the age of 12, he is innocent and basically gets a free pass. Catholics do the same, by baptizing babies, so if they die, they go to heaven as well… But I’m afraid to say “church” all of these teachings are OTHER GOSPELS.
For we know there is but ONE WAY to the FATHER and that is through the SON (Christ).
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
I find it bizarre that many would demand people claim Christ in one breath, and then say, well if they are too young, no worries, they will be saved, especially since scripture clearly states without confession of the Lord Christ and the taking on of his nature there is no salvation… Now, of course, I believe ALL WILL BE SAVED eventually… just want to add that in.
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
You see, everyone does it eventually. But that is beside the point. This whole “AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY” thing is what we call ANOTHER GOSPEL. It says, “No you don’t need to believe, confess, and do the will of God, you can just be a dumb kid and die and that’s it, your golden!” – WRONG PEOPLE WRONG!
Galatians 1:6-8 6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Now why do they teach ANOTHER GOSPEL, which is clearly untrue and “heretical”? The reason is they want to give an explanation to their congregation, when children die. They want to itch their ears. And since they start by saying, ONLY BY ACCEPTING CHRIST WILL KEEP YOU FROM INFINITE TORTURE when a young child dies who hasn’t done this and clearly couldn’t understand what that even means, they have to create ANOTHER GOSPEL to appease their congregants, or their tithe box would get a bit lighter.
Now I will tell you, that NOT ONE CHILD that has ever died is GONE! AND NOT ONE HUMAN BEING on this planet will EVER FACE AN ETERNITY OF FLAMES!
Hebrews 8:11 …for all shall know (intimately acquainted) me, from the least to the greatest.
God will have ALL MEN to be saved, but His ways are above ours. And since so many of us have been brainwashed to believe that our lives are only a “one time around” deal, it is hard for us to imagine that God could do save everyone. Especially because so many people do terrible things and never reap what they sow in “this one time around life” as they see it.
So another “HERETICAL” teaching that many religious Christians teach today is that… in the moment before death, Jesus comes to everyone and gives them one last chance to accept Him… This leaves those congregants that grieve, hope that their teen that killed themselves, or those that died after doing horrible things may have seen the error of their ways in that moment before death and accepted Christ… and what is this? WELL IT’S YET ANOTHER GOSPEL!
We know, Jesus said, unless a Man take up his cross he is none of his. Salvation is a process, like birth. You cannot just say LORD I BELIEVE, and then you enter heaven’s gates. (Especially when most people don’t even know what Heaven is to begin with) – Here’s a hint, IT’S WITHIN YOU!
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
So you see, SALVATION is NOT about saying “this or that”… it is about DOING THE WILL OF THE FATHER… There is but one way into the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and that comes through much tribulation unfortunately, at times.
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
And the only way into the Kingdom is through the sheep gate. To do this, you must hear and follow the voice of the Christ. And when you do this, guess what you become?
John 10 1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
You see to try and enter into the Kingdom of Heaven ANY OTHER WAY but through the sheep gate, the same is a thief and a robber. Those who teach OTHER GOSPELS are thieves and robbers. (This is why we see and hear of so many thieves and robbers in scripture, they are an allegory of those who believe OTHER GOSPELS)
But the amazing part is the second verse in John 10
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
When you enter in, YOU become the SHEPHERD of the SHEEP. And who is the Shepherd again? 🙂 This is the great mystery and this is the salvation of us all, CHRIST IN US, the HOPE OF GLORY. When you find out who you are, you are no longer blinded by who you aren’t. The Truth sets you free.
So for those that teach, that wicked men don’t need to reap what they have sown, but can say “Lord, Lord” and then be forgiven and enter the Kingdom of Heaven, well, you guessed it ANOTHER GOSPEL and they got another thing coming, LITERALLY!
The only way to salvation is to have complete faith, wisdom and be ONE with CHRIST and to DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER.
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
He also went on to say…
…I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Why? Because through a bunch of suffering he learned obedience.
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
And what’s good for Jesus is good for us. We all learn through the things we suffer. But we would not suffer if we had not sinned.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So what does all of this have to do with Bonnie’s email to me. Well I am setting the stage here. Because I have a belief, which is not a popular one, but it helps explain many of the world’s problems, and why so many terrible things seem to happen, and yet remain unexplained.
I was once asked if God healed my Crohns Disease, because I have been in remission for quite some time. I responded and said, God gave me the Crohn’s Disease to heal me! Chew on that for a moment “Church”
Have you ever wondered why some are born with such privilege and others with such pain and poverty? If God is no respecter of persons, then why?
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
And if, as some believe babies and children enter this world SINLESS (Which is not true by the way)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
And if ALL HAVE SINNED and are sinners even before birth, how is that possible?… IF LIFE IS ONLY A ONE TIME AROUND RIDE? Well the answer is simple, this isn’t our first go around on this rock called Earth.
I don’t buy this whole, One Man in the Garden years ago sinned and then we all suffer because of it. Here is the reason. God does not change. The same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. There is nothing new under the sun!
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
So, if God doesn’t change, then he wouldn’t blame one man for another’s sin. If your neighbor killed someone, would God hold you accountable if you didn’t know about it? Of course not. The same is true, for this nonsensical teaching that because of one literal man Adam’s sin, that all of us now are paying the price.
Well here is the NEWFLASH for you, ADAM (which means HUMANITY AS A WHOLE) HAS SINNED. We ALL have falled short, WE HAVE DONE THIS. We have sinned. We are NOT BEING CORRECTED because of another’s fall.
In ADAM (our ignorance) we ALL DIE. So, you see, this is why there is not one child that is born into this world that is SINLESS. The only on without sin, is CHRIST – (The quickening spirit within us)
You know, Even the meat-head religious leaders of the day, understood that all were born in sin.
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
Isaiah knew about reincarnation, as well as being sinful from the womb.
Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
So if all be SINNERS in need of a SAVIOR, then guess what, when a child dies, he doesn’t get a one way ticket to heaven, he simply has moved onto to lesson 2, or 3, or 763… and his or her death became a judgment upon that child’s house, and that CHILD has now moved on to another life to learn more from. I know sounds too far fetched, but with God all things are possible. We must remember…
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
For every man shall bear his own burden.
Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
The question I ask, is do you believe this? Do you believe God says one thing and changes his mind and does another.
Isaiah 46:11 God says: “I have spoken it, I will bring it to pass
You don’t get a free pass because you’re on you’re death bed and scared. You don’t get to live a life of hurting others and then, go to an altar call and be on your merry way to heaven. What carnal nonsense the religious have taught. If truth be taught, then we would NEVER HURT OTHERS, we WOULD BE CHARITABLE, we would not be greedy, seedy, and there would be no needy!
This is the patience of the SAINTS, BECAUSE EVENTUALLY everyone will pay the piper and learn to let go of the reigns and say “Not my will Father but yours be done” – And in their reaping what they have sown, they will submit themselves to the Father and all things will be His.
Hopefully the loss of that child will have taught those that love the child the lesson that they so desperately needed to learn.
You see, what if, life was not a ONE TIME AROUND DEAL? What if the Potter has power to make, remake, break, reshape, and make again, and again, the pot until it is the perfect image of the Potter?
Jeremiah 18 3Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 4And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. 5Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 6O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Why is it we limit God? Why is it we would rather see God as this distant monster that treats some better than others? Why is it, we don’t believe that God can finish his creation in victory?
The reason is simple: Man is blinded by the temporal world, Man believes this is it for him. He is a god but believes he is mortal Ps 82. This is why, Man is DEAD (Ignorant and suffering) because he does not believe the Truth, THE DEAD KNOW NOT GOD!
But if you want to find a reason as to why some are abused and others comforted, if you want to know why some suffer and others simply live a carefree life without even thinking about God… then you MUST consider, that there is more to life, than this LIFE YOUR LIVING ALONE.
Yes, I am talking about reincarnation. From a philosophical stand point it would explain why some are born with disease while others do drugs and party and never even sneeze. It would explain why there are some that are so well off and others that are so poor.
Look at the parable of the RICH MAN and LAZARUS for a moment. See it through different eyes now. The Rich Man was greedy, hoarding his belonging, never helped poor Lazarus… But after their physical death, we see how the Rich Man now Suffered because he did not do well with what was given him in life, and the poor man was comforted.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
There is a law at work in the law of this land. It is called REAPING AND SOWING. A majority of Jesus’ teaching was about this. He understood that when people hurt him, he must forgive them. He taught that if someone was to persecute or attack, you are to forgive, if they are to steal from you, you are to give them more… WHY would Jesus teach such a thing. It is because he understood, that if you are suffering you have brought that suffering unto yourself and if you fight against it, you are throwing that karmic ball back into play, and you will yet again have to reap what you sow.
Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.
REINCARNATION – BIBLE STYLE!
I know even writing that word has caused many of you to cringe, and some to even say, JACOB IS A HERETIC. Well, I am simply a man that wants to know the truth no matter what the cost. And I am willing to accept that whatever suffering has come upon me, was to bring me to God, because at one point I was away from God. What I endure today, I committed against others yesterday, or so I believe.
Genesis 15: 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
If this belief was taught, and embraced, we would see so many others giving where they have not given before, forgiving where they have not forgiven before. We would see that our actions have consequences and that, saying LORD LORD means absolutely nothing.
Ecclesiastes 1:4-9 (abr)Generations come and generations go…What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” If there be nothing new under the sun, than everything that is, has already been. Ever get deja vu?
Jesus taught on the subject often, and it was, and still is a common orthodox Hebrew belief.
I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
There is a reason that “this” generation will never pass away, it is because this generation has always been, ever growing, ever learning, ever moving closer or farther away from the Spirit of Truth and Redemption.
Many refuse to accept this idea, yet in the same breath they will believe Jesus when he said, John the Baptist was Elijah Reincarnated. The common belief was that a man returned to reap what he had sown, that is why the disciples asked Jesus whose sin was it that the Man was BORN BLIND? (How could it have been his sin, if he was BORN BLIND and it was his first time here?) Many believed Jesus was one of the prophets back from the dead. But put that all aside.
GOD IS A GOD OF THE LIVING NOT THE DEAD! Job understood God and this principal.
Job 1:20-21 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and he fell to the ground and worshipped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
“If a person dies will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come.” “My RENEWAL to COME?”
Read this passage from Psalm 90 carefully. See how the LORD has been our dwelling place for GENERATIONS not a generation. How he destroys a man and then says return.
Psalm 90 1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
We are to understand the ETERNAL THINGS OF GOD, the INVISIBLE THINGS OF GOD, by the VISIBLE/TEMPORAL things around us. We see seasons of life, death, rebirth, death, etc. etc. Notice in the above passage Man is compared to the grass, we spring up, we bloom, we flower, we dry up, we shrivel up, we die, and the process repeats again and again and again.
That is why it is so important to do GOOD IN THIS LIFE. To not hoard what we own, to hurt others, to not have faith, to be STILL AND KNOW THAT GOD IS GOD! To understand that God is in control. So regardless of what happens to us in this life, if we continue to seek God and do good, if we give it shall be given, if we forgive, we shall be forgiven…. If not in this world, than in the WORLD TO COME.
Mark 10: 29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Now, remember, eternal Life is to know God and Christ. That’s it. The WORLD to come is not HEAVEN. For HEAVEN IS WITHIN.
Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
(This is ETERNAL LIFE – To know God – NOT TO PARTY IN THE PEARLY GATES)
We even see how when trouble came to David, he didn’t even know if he brought this pain and suffering unto himself or not.
O lord if I have done this? (asking to be saved from those who persecute them) 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
There is only one way for this to happen, and that is if THIS LIFE WE LIVE IS BUT A MOMENT, but the LIVES TO COME are where the FUN REALLY BEGINS.
Oh I know what you will all say… “It is appointed for all men to DIE ONCE and then comes the judgment” – Well, we aren’t talking about physical death people.
To be CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH. And then comes the judgment from it. And that may take more than one go around.
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, (Hebrews 9:27) – and remember “Judgment begins at the house of the lord.” Not in some battlefield where people are sent off to eternal torment.
Behold, all these things does God do — twice, even three times with a man — to bring his soul back from the pit that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
Did you catch that? God does things again and again and again to us, for us, so that we may be ENLIGHTENED AND BE BROUGHT INTO THE LIGHT OF THE LIVING!
This is the GREAT NEWS! This is why we never need again suffer for the soul of a lost loved one, most likely they are still around you, near you, and most likely, you all will be reunited again in this very world, so that together you will find your way back into the LIGHT OF THE LIVING.
This is why with every death at that very instant somewhere in the world there is a birth. If you raped, you will be raped in the world to come. If you mocked the obese you will be obese, if you were prejudice you will be that which you were prejudice against. What better way to learn to love, than to walk a life or two or fifteen in the shoes of those you have persecuted.
Why do you think Jesus said, “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58) – Because JESUS was! As are we all!
The heart of BIBLICAL REINCARNATION is found in the parable of the TALENTS. Matt. 25:14-15 Again, it [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability.
This idea that God gives people varying amounts of abilities at birth – each according to his ability – is a law that even Origen believed to teach pre-existence and reincarnation.
“It can be shown that an incorporeal and reasonable being has life in itself independently of the body… then it is beyond a doubt bodies are only of secondary importance and arise from time to time to meet the varying conditions of reasonable creatures. Those who require bodies are clothed with them, and contrariwise, when fallen souls have lifted themselves up to better things their bodies are once more annihilated. They are ever vanishing and ever reappearing.” —Origen
But what about Josephus, who also recognized reincarnation.
“All pure and holy spirits live on in heavenly places, and in course of time they are again sent down to inhabit righteous bodies.” —Jewish historian Josephus who lived around the time of Jesus
And Jesus from the Gnostic Gospels. “Souls are poured from one into another of different kinds of bodies of the world.” —Jesus Christ in Gnostic Gospels: Pistis Sophia
But of course, you know that in many other faiths, Gnosticism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, And even we find this evidence in the Koran
“God generates beings, and sends them back over and over again, till they return to Him.” —Koran
Or the KABBALAH – “As long as a person is unsuccessful in his purpose in this world, the Holy One, blessed be He, uproots him and replants him over and over again.” (Zohar I 186b)
But I know to quote from the Tao Te Ching, The Koran, The Upanishads, the Dhammapada and Gita, is a turn off to many Christians, which is why this blog usually teaches strictly from the scriptures.
But you would be surprised how many great minds, saw the importance of reincarnation!
“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.” —Voltaire
“I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence.” —Socrates
Now I understand I can even quote Mark Twain. “I have been born more times than anybody except Krishna.” —Mark Twain.
But the fact remains, this is something you must be taught by the Holy Spirit. Put aside the incredible amount of sense it makes, and hope it gives us all. Put aside, the countless references in scripture, put aside the fact that “With God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE” and really ask yourself, would you rather believe this is it?
And if this is it… When will the MEEK INHERIT THE EARTH?
When will… the “Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.” (Heb. 11:32-35)
When will those that have “left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or wife or children or land for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age – homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields … and in the age to come, eternal life. (to Know God) (Mark 10:29-30)
If Reincarnation is True. Than we must begin to live our lives differently. We must trust the words of the LORDS PRAYER…
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” – We will be forgiven as we forgive. We will be loved as we love.
We are like seeds, planting with our words and actions and it may take many years to see the harvest of what we have planted. But if we believe you go to Church, confess Christ and still live like the devil that when you die you will inherit heaven, you got ANOTHER LIFE COMING. So it is time, to pray and seek, and ask God if these things be true. It would explain the suffering in the world, but fret not, for those who suffer today will be encouraged and comforted tomorrow, if they learn to turn to the Creator that is within.
I will leave you all with this last question to ponder from Ecclesiastes, and I will hope that this essay answered why, even seemingly righteous people suffer terribly, (it is because they weren’t always so Righteous, and in fact it may be their suffering that will lead them to the ETERNAL LIFE and PROMISE LAND we all seek.
“Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.”
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First off I do kind of believe in reincarnation from my own experiences but kids are not innocent and the false prophet has taught that. which is why all this crap happens for people to think that.
Mathew was never saying those who offend the kids were to be thrown into the sea with stone on their neck hence why we persecute some who seemingly violate this. As you rightfully noted he is not a respecter of persons if he meant kids and put a shield of protection around them as most of the false prophets have said then none would die.
For in the Old Testament Israel had to kill little kids taking the promised land and he would have never done that if that was so… Plus when little kids made fun of Elijah if what that scripture meant was to shield little kids and they are all innocent and holy then the bear would not have killed them and Elijah would have been punished.
What most get wrong which Satan has used to persecute people as it does say they will kill you in my name thinking they do my will this is where Satan has been allowed to do this.
But what that scripture did mean was as an adult that is born again and if one offends you at that point since your born again as a child then if you’re offended that person who does this person should have a stone put around his neck and thrown into the sea
The declaration point of this was those who believe in me most kids don’t not until later.
Yes, there is lots of grace from God… A kid being born into a believing household they are
sanctified by the believer until they are old enough.
But just by the act of being a kid no… And teaching that is false…
But and for the most part, I do believe Jacobs ladder was referencing Reincarnation. But Satna and his minions will not be saved this is false as you said all will be saved at some point no…
This allows the wicked to be wicked and stay wicked then 1000 lifetime maybe ten million years from now maybe by chance come to christ heck no to the NO!!!
You haven’t seen some of the wicked statements I’ve seen from Atheists and or others on other sites as I’ve seen. plus in today’s wicked society where God is thought of as being crazy to even think that we may be living in a day of Judgement as it does say or prophesied as in Revelations, it will only get worse from now and if they ain’t save now they never will be…
You kid yourself in thinking that an agnostic now who hates God and Christians with all the Tyranny of mans Govt that is going on now especially with this Coronavirus crap and men are calling themselves god now with their executive orders by saying I have done this or I have done this wording in their executive orders has fulfilled 2nd Thesolonains by them acting as God-exalting themselves in place of God and doing that in their temples since a third brick and mortar temple will never be built.
For the literal temple, Satan has seen it will never happen by building that dome of the rock there and not letting Isreal drive out the Arabs, to begin with, and destroyed that monstrosity as they should have to bein with so yeah no that won’t happen so there needs to be a way for god to complete his stuff so satan can’t see it and have people stop it…
daniel 2 vs 44 says he will destroy all man’s govt’s, the statue which if one looks at it is an idol, to begin with since its a statue fashioned by man’s hands…
I believe in reincarnation to a point but at some time mans tyranny has to end and this evil Govt and all govt’s need to come to an end for if they don’t then we’re all doomed to man’s tyranny forever and the false prophet keeps his crap and teachings and kills peoples souls etc…
NOt sure about you but I want immortality but not by science and crap… and I sure as hell don’t want this world with man’s tyranny and Govt continuing forever and ever…
Antichrist will not be a one-man but it’s mankind through the false prophets teaching and our idolatry in giving our power to the beast/Govt…
Romans 13 never did say to bey Govt, it said to obey God or liberty. Exousia and You should look that up but Exousia meant liberty, not power. as what’s been taught…
Be afraid of the higher liberty, not power is what Romans 13 should have said or been translated into.
Anyhows yes I believe I may have been murdered in another life at a young age and been born again or reincarnated here now. For the one who I believed that murdered me, there was also connected to me here and eventually, he got murdered here.
So yeah I think Jacobs ladder as it’s said in Genesis describes souls going up and souls, coming down.
But yet this world/society/ civilization has to end, and there will be some who are resurrected to condemnation
But they will not suffer throughout eternity Satan uses this to make God into the Tyrant and he’s the Tyrant, not God…
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Jacob thanks for doing what you do. You impacted my life and don’t even know it. I discovered many of the things you speak of many moons ago and have been on the journey ever since in search for the walls of any boxes I am in to tear them down LOL. I remarried about 3 years ago an amazing women. She was just newly coming out of churchianity and on her journey of discovery but not ready for some of the things I have already discovered. I have been careful not to push her and to let her move forward at her own pace. She stumbled across your site and has been listening and reading. She said you say many of things I have said to her about scriptural deeper meaning allegory and it all being about us. One of her stumbling blocks was the vernacular. She was and is very much in the “christian Biblical vernacular because it was all she knew. So some terms sounded to “new agey” or eastern philosophy. So I have tried to minimize that when we have discussed things and I can talk in that vernacular because its my background too, however being on this journey for such a long time and being open to all things I had left some of it behind so had to back track a bit.. She is a seeker so I knew she would get there eventually but you have really been a bridge for her on this because you talk very much in the Christian vernacular about all these things in a way that doesn’t trigger the walls to come up and she has made a leap forward in this respect so thank you sir we are excited now as all things will seem new to her. I told never think you have it all figured out because there is always more. We just have the tip of the iceburg of who and what we are LOL.
Also wanted to ask you have you ever read the Books of the late Dr. Michael Newton? They are fascinating he has used regression therapy to take people to their lives in between lives and has documented quite about about the spirit world. His first book is on audio and Youtube now too :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGPybcRIAs
I also learned much from years ago from a book called Reincarnation and the Bible by JJ Dewey You can read here for free if interested: http://www.freeread.com/reincarnation-and-the-bible-part-1/ He has also written many fascinating articles treatises and and several books.
I wrote a similar essay on this subject; thought you might want to read it.
Hi Jacob, I was studying, praying meditating asking Father/God/Source about reincarnation about 3 yrs ago or so, then finally, a year ago something happened. Something was brought back to remembrance, I saw me on a porch of a farm around the 1890’s and I was looking towards my husband, he was at the big tree digging under the big root system, with an old mason/ball Jar with a greyish cap on it and it was filled with our coins, he was burying our coins. Then about a week or so later, Joe my husband came into the kitchen shaking his head, he said he has had this dream so many times and it always shows hes digging under a tree with big roots and he said I don’t know why I am digging there and it was bothering him, over and over again he had this dream, he said it was back in the late 1800’s he had a big farm and lots of kids, lots of sons to help farm, lots of land, he worked and lived off the land, but I don’t know why I am digging under that tree with the big roots by the house.” I was like shocked by what he said, I said. ” I know why you are digging , you were burying are coins, I was on the porch of the house watching you,” Joe is 6 yrs older, he was born in Kansas, I was born in TX, we discovered throughout our life we passed each other a few times, one was in OR in 1981 I was a waitress and I served him and his business associates, but I was married to another , then I moved back to CA. In 2007 Jan. I heard within me, I was single, I heard” I have someone for you but he is not ready yet.” and then in Sept 07 that was brought back to remembrance and I knew it was time, but I didn’t know how or when or where. I was studying online and I saw a dating sight to the left and I said how odd for that to be there, I pondered on it and just kept thinking how od, weird place for that to be there, So I clicked into it and singles.net, it said as long as one party pays the other does not have too, I fought not to do it, then did it, and I came to a Randall with no picture, 45 mins south of me, and just sent him automated message. When I was driving I asked Father what is this mans name and what does he look like, I heard a “J” and then I heard salt and pepper hair and bread/mustache, stalky man of about my height. So here is this Randall with no picture, why was I drawn to him, he sent a reply, I asked for a picture and he fit the description, but Randall? he wanted me to call him, I finally called on the 3rd day, first thing that flew out of his mouth was ” they call me 4-finger Joe, I do leather work.” Theres the “J”, he felt stupid he said that, he later told me it just flew out his mouth and he didn’t know why. We met and dated and was married dec 1 2007, everything moved so fast. I now know Joe was my husband and the father of my many kids on a farm life in the late 1890’s. I wanted to know the truth about re-incarnation and I was revealed the truth of it and shown my life before with Joe. He goes by Joe his middle name.
That is an amazing story! Wow, what a wonderful life we live. The mysteries of the kingdom of God are indeed amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing and please do so again. Also, thank you for subscribing and sharing this site with others. Jacob
Jacob, it apperars you take liberties with Scripture, correct me if I’m wrong. It looks to me you take Scripture out of context.
Case in point – we’re all shepherds by way of John 10:1? What about the context of John 10:6-18? These verses clarify JESUS alone is the shepherd, for He is the door. He says He alone is the Shepherd, and we all become one flock with one Shepherd. Jesus alone lays down His life for His flock. He alone died for us. Elsewhere in Scripture, Jesus states that He alone is thr Way, the Truth and the Life, no one may come to the Father, except through Jesus Christ alone.
So, while we become Christed, we do not become Christ, for this is Jesus alone. We become His Wife, His Bride, His Body. We reflect Him, we become one as a wife is with her husband, one flesh yet still two. So it is the same with Him. As He became human without sin, so we become God without becoming Godhead.
Why do you take Scripture out of context? This is not the first place I have seen you do so.
Hi me at no thanks dot com LOL… I believe you are seeing what you want to see and making the scriptures mean what others have told you they mean. No matter how hard I try to explain this, and regardless of how many biblical proofs I share, a person will only see what they want to see. Thank you for stopping by and please do come again, I would be glad to further explain things to you when I have time, if you really wanted to see what I was sharing. However, in my experience most people don’t really want to be challenged to dig deeper for the real treasure found within these holy books. Most simply want to believe what they have been told and tell others to believe that as well.
Now bare with me here. Im not judging or condemning. First you make a great case. But isnt this almost the same teaching as infinite torment? Kind of bases on fear. Im not saying you are wrong or right cause I havent died physically before…or have I?
But something else to consider. Dont we live many lives throughout our life anyway if we die daily? Doest our world change if we do?
I think it possibly happens in both physical and after physical death. Maybe..but again i dont know. I have suffered in this life alot but i also learned alot from God. I learned to embrace trials, love others and so on…
I still need to learn. But did i live a past life before and this was the one i finally learned? Or rather finally learning.
If so, then what? If not then what? Physically dying is one big mystery. I know i will go back to God where ive always been because I AM too.
I would have to say that the idea of physical re-incarnation is not the same idea of endless torture for many reasons, first it isn’t infinite, it is a period of time… The scripture use the word aeon for this, where it states those without their name written in the book will be tormented (tested/tried) for ever and ever… a a period of time and times… which could also be used to back up the idea of re-incarnation… But once again, I don’t know what happens after death, this is just an idea that I have and have shared… It does make sense to me, and it seems just and would explain where there is such a great divide in the world, rich/poor, healthy/ill, blessed/persecuted… etc etc… but please don’t think I am making a clear statement as that this is the answer. I want to know the truth, I seek it daily and contemplate these things often… I do agree that physical dying is one big mystery and one that I know we will uncover one way or another. Much love to you, Jacob
Excellent, Jacob!! I do sooo love your honesty & truths!!
May I add that, in my opinion, the bible verse that men die once & then are judged – applies because if men died twice before being judged, God wouldn’t know which earthly body would best enable men to learn the lessons/reap the karma from their first earthly life. 🙂
So proud of you Jacob!
Thanks Alison, so happy you enjoyed it and love what you wrote, have an awesome week.
I love your writings! I believe I was shown a few years ago that what we consider physical death is really another birth I to
Another realm to continue our journey…just a thought…. Reincarnation makes a lit of sense to me as I have never thought anyone could accomplish the progress it would take to really know God and be one with his purpose on just one go around simply because not all are born into the same advantages as others….it’s kind of beginning a race at different starting times so we don’t all burst out of the gate and create a bottle neck! God knows where we are coming from so also knows just what advantages or dis advantages will best serve to help us get to where we need to be.
Right on Val, very valid points and I am so glad the article wasn’t a put off to you, as I was hoping it would simply spark questions. Peace to you and yours, Jacob
Brother I haven’t read this essay yet I just came here to copy and paste it to word so I can study the essay but I will say this “Some deeper truths of God are hard to uttered because for many it will be hard for them to hear”. We are to be bold with the truth so brother all I will say at this time is you have really hit on a subject not many are ready to hear. I love it, I will get back with you on this later.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. (KJV)
Sounds good Sam, I wrote this one awhile ago and felt like sharing it today. Looking forward to what you share. Jacob
Mark 16:16 says we must believe and be baptized to enter the kingdom of heaven.
How many times does the Bible say that we must be as little children to enter the kingdom of heaven? Yes children can sin, but are they held accountable for those sins by God?
Just wanted to come back and say that my intent was not to come across like some jerk. So sorry if I did come across like that. One of my friends also wrote something on this topic as well. I see a lot of things in the word of God but this is not something the Spirit of God has ever revealed to me.
No worries John, you expressed how you felt at the moment and I would rather people be honest than hold back. But I especially appreciate it when see people take the time like you did to make sure anothers feeling were considered. Have an awesoe weekend man! Jacob
Okay now you’re just using scripture to make up things. You haven’t proved reincarnation at all, other your vain imagination.
John, the good news is to some I have proved, to others I have not, yet the truth never needs to be proven or defended, it simply needs to be revealed. Whether a person believes what is revealed has nothing to do with whether it is true or not, it has to do with whether or not the individual is willing to believe what is revealed. If they don’t believe it doesn’t make it less true, if they do believe it doesn’t make it more true. So whether you believe or not, continue to seek and pray for faith, this is good advice for us all. Peace John
I have just found you and your teachings, and have been brought to tears and joy and have new confidenince in my walk into the light. Thank you Jacob, thank you!! My Name is Dawn. I am a 50 year young woman that has been wandering alone for the last 10 years or so. I was born into a catholic family, i was kicked out of “CCD” classes at the age of 13 for asking too many questions and for ” not believing in FAITH” ! My mother divorced her husband and the catholic church divorced her. Years later i found myself going to a baptist church with friends, but never felt at home. When i married and had babies, i became a member to the Nazerene church and really dived into the bible and loved it. I was home. Then my husband left me and our 4 children, and there was divorce. My home became harder to live in untill i had to leave to feel peace . Since than i alawys new there was more to the bible than we were being told, and as I search , my church friends stopped welcoming me or what i had learned. I realized organized religion and man made doctorines were no longer where christ was leading me. I saw the light in re-incarnation and felt such joy and peace in that, but sadly i have been mocked from my own family and felt so unsure of my direction. A week ago, somehow You came to my computor screen, and since then I have cried tears of joy, I now know truely my beliefs are shared by others and i am now confident to talk freely of my findings.
I can’t wait to read your book. Here’s a strnge thinge that has happend. I put a quote on my facebook from BUDDHA, I could not believe that 2 women from the Nazerene church commented. Of course they were mocking me once again, after 10 years of seeing them personally !!! WOW I am so glad to have moved on into a deeper understanding of who I really am …Blessed be the man who comes in the name of the Lord.
I am so sorry I am just getting to this email today. I just had surgery and have been doing a lot of resting… I have to tell you this was the most wonderful thing I have read in awhile. I just want to let you know, it seems your life, the lives of those I have come to know and my own seem to truly parallel the other. I have been through what you have been through, and I believe if it wasnt for that and other things I have had to suffer, I would never have been able to come to this place. Now as for people you know turning on you, that will happen too, it’s not theri fault. they really just don’t know any better, they see a freedom and security in your new found understanding, which is something they don’t have and that is why they are treating you that way. Learn to let go of those who hurt you, and you will find there are ten more that will find you, embrace you, and lift you up higher than ever before. I’d like to help you get started, over the last year or so a lot of people have found me and vice versa, we have become friends on facebook, if you are on there I encourage you to look me up and I will recommend many people to you. Now I may be at my limit of regular friends but I started a new page for that, here is the link… http://www.facebook.com/jacob.israel1#!/pages/Jacob-Israel/223827530982954 — copy and paste that if you are on facebook, if we are already friends, forgive me for being a meathead and remind me, so I can get you connected to some new people that might help ease the condemnation of the old “adamic” people :). Much love to you and yours, and I am so glad you have moved into a deeper understanding as well.
Hey Jacob, I’d prefer reincarnation to eternal torment as well. 😉 But I don’t believe in either one so don’t see it as an either/or type scenario in which I would have to choose one or the other. Do you?
I also think perhaps I got the wrong impression, then, when you said: “… this article is perhaps the most controversial, howbeit truthful, of them all”. That doesn’t (for me) seem to leave much room for doubt (for you). Sorry if I jumped to the wrong conclusion. 😦
But I’m not sure what you think disease, rape, murder, etc has to do with God being a respecter of persons, as I don’t see those things being things that are somehow handed out by God. So I certainly don’t see them being the penalty for sin (death is the wages of sin, right?).
When the Jews asked Jesus if a man was born blind because he sinned or because his parents sinned, what did Jesus say? You seem to want to use the belief of the Jews (who asked that question, so perhaps did believe in reincarnation) to support this particular position and yet Jesus said that neither was the case, didn’t he?
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly believe in reaping and sowing. But if what you are saying here is true then I am also supposed to believe that my daughter died because I had to be taught a lesson? That I am overweight because I made fun of someone in a previous life who was overweight? That I was raped because I raped someone else in a previous life? Etc, etc? That is what I should not only believe about myself, but about everyone else around me who might be suffering in this life and even more-so than myself? I should believe that I/they/we somehow “deserve” whatever disease or disability or amount of suffering we have to bear because we are simply reaping what we have already sown (if not in this life in another one)?
I don’t know. I just can’t see that. And I don’t see what “hope” there is in looking at myself or others who might be suffering in that way. Wouldn’t that tend to make you feel less compassionate towards those who suffer? To see others of being “deserving” of the things that they suffer in this life? I might as well believe Pat Robertson’s claims that God sent the earthquake to Haiti to punish the people for some deal their fathers made with the devil. Or believe those who said God sent hurricane Katrina to New Orleans to punish it’s people for its sins. Then why help those people? So we don’t suffer like them in our next life because we didn’t, even though they are only reaping what they have sown?
If the “requirement” is that you reap what you sow and you don’t reap it in this life so you have to reap it in the next… then are they even reaping it in the next if others are supposed to relieve them of their suffering – or suffer themselves in their next life if they don’t?
Where does the cycle end and with who? See what I mean?
I don’t think I could ever believe that we sow in one life and reap in another, though I can certainly see how it might appear that some are not reaping what they are sowing (whether positive or negative). But I don’t think that things are always what they “appear” to be which may be why we are told not to judge by the outward appearance. That woman in South Africa living in a mud floor hut with a thatched/leaking roof might just be happier than that millionaire living in a mansion on the hill. The man who smokes and doesn’t get cancer might have suffered the loss of his wife who got cancer from his second-hand smoke or might be dealing with a child who now has severe asthma because of their exposure to his cigarettes. Is that now a result of their sins from a previous life? Where does that cycle end? See what I mean?
I tend to look at things the way Joseph did. He knew that his brothers thought evil against him (not that he sinned in another life) but that God used it for good (in this life) – to save many people.
All of those things that we might suffer in this life shape who we are and how we see ourselves and others and the world as a whole (whether positive or negative). I have always believed that God used those things that I have suffered in my life to make me more compassionate about the suffering and feelings of others and, in the end, to bring me to Him. I’ve never seen them as things that I (for lack of a better word) “deserved” because I am guilty of some sin (or multitude of sins) from another life. To me, that would be an awful thing for someone to believe – whether about themselves or someone else who is suffering.
I’d love to discuss it more if you like, as I’d like to address some of the scriptures that you quoted, as well. Maybe we can do that some other time? Maybe I can send you an email?
Peace and Love!!
I’m with ya on the “I just have faith that God has a plan to bring all to the perfect stature of Christ”… AMEN!!:)
All Blessings in Christ!
Read my comment above and thought “that sounds horrible”. 😦 So just want to make it clear that I was not saying that I find what you wrote “repulsive”…. only the thought of having to go through this life more than one time (which would be the reason – my own personal bias/emotions, perhaps, that I am not currently able to believe in reincarnation as a spiritual truth).
Sorry for the way I wrote it earlier.
HI Jacob, without really addressing any of the problems that I see with your arguments for reincarnation, can you tell me how this is any different from what most Christians who believe in eternal torment believe? They say we only get “one chance” but you seem to be saying that we get “as many chances as we need” (until we get it right)? Doesn’t that still leave salvation up to us and what “we do” (or “don’t do” = salvation “by works”) rather than leaving it up to Christ and what “He did”? That which is “finished” (once for all)?
Personally, I find the very thought of “coming back again” to be quite repulsive and not at all “loving”…. unless you actually do believe that the “only alternative” is to believe that “eternal torment” is true, so our “only hope” is that we get “as many chances as we need” to “choose Christ”?
And maybe I’m not seeing how this aligns with everything else that you have written?
Christine, I enjoy your comments and totally understand what you mean. “who would want to do this over? YUCK!” LOL… 1st off, I wanted to make it clear, this is merely a theory, what makes sense to me, and then I use scripture to make a case for those who say NO WAY… 2nd, I would choose incarnation again and again to learn more and grow more spiritually, than being tortured endlessly anyday. Truly, no one knows for sure, but it does explain why some are born in priviledge and some in the depths of despair, pain, and disease. It does explain why children are killed, and why others are hurt, raped, etc… If God is no respector of persons, and this is a one time around ride, then there sure are people like you and I who were blessed and others who were born in impoverished brutal countries got the short end of the stick. It explains what an eye for an eye means, those who live by the sword will die by it… Meaning God is not mocked, whatever a man sows he shall reap. Now if this is a once go around, then not everyone reaps what they sow. However, once again, I do not know this to be truth, I just have faith that God has a plan to bring all to the perfect stature of Christ. Peace
We are all learning to the best we have currently yielded our own thinking in stillness to hear from our Father.
Jhn 9:1 And as [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man which was blind from [his] birth.
Jhn 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Jhn 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
Troubles are placed to be conquered. How? By the manifestation of Christ in him! Why? Because in order to put all things under foot, one must have something to PUT under foot. Do you think Christ in you finds it easier to conqueor diabetes in your family or a vain lifestyle that thinks little of others? The promised land(your body) is yours…but you must TAKE IT! Only our own thinking limits God by thinking one affliction is greater than another…He controls it all.
We often think of Christ in us the hope of glory. Just think what happens when you have put yourself completely aside and it is no longer Christ in you but you in Christ…a perfectly empty vessel overwhelmed in Him and His will residing in all He does. Sweet sonship… creation calls for you!!
Who here can honestly say they are the same person they were 5 years ago? That person is dead! Your new life begins but the potter continues till the vessel is MADE perfect. You will die and die yet again until the work is complete. Does this process stop IF the physical body dies? Where does it say you need a physical body to enter into the fullness of Christ? I would dare say, the process continues…
What would you say if I told you the Lord has released people whose eyes are still focused on the Earth but no longer have bodies? Their souls ruled their world..and the soul is earthy on its own.
Is not the world you live in now different from the world you lived in before His revelation? There is a greater glory than that which is imparted..
Always love your writings…They’ve never been boring and always thought provoking…I came to this same conclusion a few years back while studying the truth about “Hell” and what happens after death …
I have two problems with the idea of reincarnation and reaping karma in the next body received after death…The first thing I can’t seem to figure out is if I receive punishment or reward for what I did in a past life, How is this a learning process if there are no recollections of my past lifes? How can I fix the past if I don’t know what it is I’m being punished for…Even in our own court system you have the right to know why your being punished…Just seems a little unjust…
The second problem is that we have more people on Earth now than we ever had…Where do the new souls come from and why would they be born in sin or have any Karma, so their being here wouldn’t make sense because there wouldn’t be any need for sowing or reaping…Any help with this would be appreciated…
I’m not really sure anyone can know what happens after death…If death is the loss of awareness or consciousness, then you wouldn’t know you were dead or even that you were alive (no burning in Hell or rejoicing in Heaven) but if you have any awareness of being dead then you are not dead at all (Therefore death would be an illusion) and whatever happens after that really doesn’t matter if you believe you are returning back to where you came from…The source of all love and mercy…So if it means coming back here to do it again or spending time in purgatory or hell (not that I believe in either) or whatever, I know it will all be done in love and mercy…And every soul shall eventually worship him!!
Once again thanks for a great article…
This clears up many things for me that Father has shown me over the years, things I didn’t understand. I am still approaching this with an open heart to receive more perfect Love that casts out fear (coming from my darkened understanding). Thank you for your humble attitude and concept that you are also a seeker of Truth (driven by the need for it, as I have been), and that this is where you believe you have been led. With this approach and looking to Him for the answers, we will never fall short of finally arriving.
Thank you so much for your kind words! They are so appreciated! Peace
Have to think on this for awhile.
Interesting that my sister and I were having a conversation about this yesturday but being very careful about the big scarey “R” word. Perhaps being “born again” is not so scarey.
Our conversation went something like this;
My name was once “Cherri the First Grader”, I was that for a season of learning (or dieing)and then I was no more. I then was “Cherri the Second Grader” for a season of learning (or dieing) and then I was no more, etc. etc.
I have always wondered how all the people that have ever been born and died could be resurrected and fit on this earth.
You raise good questions.
& thanks for your time to read my question(s), etc!!!!!!!!!
ok, i don’t want to badger, but can someone please speak to my question: i mean, do you think we are just a piece (spirit) of the Spirit of God kind of in these bodies with a will and soul or whatever (what is the difference between soul & spirit anyway? i mean, i know the soul is kind of feminine and the spirit kind of masculine and the soul must be subject to the spirit/Spirit)-
do you all think that there are as many spirits as there have been people born in the span of history or that it’s more collective or do you all have any thoughts???
peace & love through Christ reigning in our hearts to you all always, manda
Thanks for writing about this. If you would have asked me even a year ago if I believed in reincarnation, I would not have been able to give you a clear answer. God has opened my eyes to much truth this last year and reincarnation is one of those truths.
The death we are appointed to once is that of spiritual death because we are spirit, not flesh. So it does not matter how many physical bodies we go through to experience this world, we still only spiritually die once, and the judgment that follows takes place in this world.
Recently, I read a writing that explained how this physical realm is really Hades, the place of the dead. It is so true! We all died when we first partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
I believe that we all reap what we sow, but I belive that God causes us to sow what we reap. I believe this way because if everyone only did good, that is if they only sowed good things, then we would only reap/experience good things but the tree we are eating off of is not called the tree of knowledge of good, it is the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Therefore, all the evil that has ever been, is, or ever will be is necessary and I believe is brought about by God as stated in Isahiah. The same is with good. God is in full control.
I too, humbly express that I do not know all there is to know, but I truly believe God is in full control of every detail of our lives. He is the potter and we are the clay. The clay has not power over the potter. What I am about to say next may make me seem extreme. I believe that God has already foreordained ever physical reality we will ever experience. I believe that God has already mapped out each and everyone of our paths that eventually lead us back to Him. With that being said, God knows every thought, word, action, and feeling for every life we will live from the beginning to the end. Our experiences here are already predetermined for us to gain knowledge of all good and evil. This is how God is perfectly fair and just, because at the end of our long journey, we will all be able to look back and see that we all went throught the exact same things, only at different times. God has truly declared the end from the beginning!
Jacob man, you said it best when you said we are all one. It is so true! We are all one in spirit as children of God and we will all be one in Christ as the son of God. Jacob, you are awesome, keep up the great work!
Hi!!! I was wondering if you believe that maybe another Amanda lived, say until the moment I was born maybe, and died, and then I may have reincarnated her spirit/soul? Or maybe it is a Gertrude or Allison from less than 100 or 1000 years ago or more? Or do you think it is in the same family? I thought we all had individual souls/spirits…???
Or do I misunderstand– if so, what do you think I don’t get?
Thanks so much.
hmmmm….correct me if i have understood you wrong…ur are saying that untill i accept Christ into my life i will keep reincarnating?
so then is this verse irrelevant or does it have an inner meaning that we are not seeing – “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment – Hebrews 9:27”
if reincarnation is a fact does that mean i can go on living as i want until in one life i finally turn to God? Or am i still missing something in what ur saying?
you quoted – Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Now does this mean that some will not enter the Kingdom of God, if so where will they go? I guess u wld say that they would be reincarnated…am i right in saying so?
My understanding is if you don’t accept the truth, you come right back here and are placed in different circumstances to bring you to this truth. And God is patient. Each man comes when God draws him. Peace And in essense this world for many is the worst of hells, but it can also be the greatest of heavens if we submit to Gods will. This is why we must remember what is done in private God sees and will repay. God is in control and will finish this creation in victory, and all of his creation will sings praises to God.
so this will carry on till every soul is saved and is with God…then what?
and what if a soul keeps on not choosing God in the 763+ chances it gets?
i may sound a lil naive in understanding u…but then i guess i am :)…and will keep asking questions as God’s spirit drives me to:)
Jacob, Your reincarnation post is interesting I am pondering the words.I have no comment on it at this time.I have to share with you a dream about my dad after he passed.
I remember in the dream I said to my sister, Dad is not in a good place. I told her he was shoveling coal into a hot funace. I saw him shoveling while wearing a white tank t-shirt. I said he is in God’s school. I then saw his wife my stepmother Joy(who had died a few years earlier)
sitting a little higher than him. She was wearing a soft white long-sleved-sweater. Her name had been changed to Adelia which means Noble one. I knew she had been elevated because she had been learning longer…..End.
p.s. I again want to say how much I loved The Calling. God had showed me Joel 2 years ago and told me everything written in your book. I am not a writer so I am so glad you wrote it. I would tell people about “The strong people” coming and they would look at me like I had lost it. Thanks for writing it. I felt like it was just for me and my beautiful Savior.
Ann what an awesome Dream! And I am so glad you liked the novel. Your words mean so much to me. I was excited to see how this last article would be recieved. I of course don’t have all the answers but I know One in us all, who does. 🙂 Peace