If you have been to this site before you know I write a good deal about the allegory of scripture. If you want to know the truth about God and who you are in relation to God than you MUST look past the literal and swim in the waters of the spiritual. Remember the Kingdom of God is a mystery and to find the truth one must seek that truth until the mystery is no more. The scriptures tell us that the Letter (literal) kills and that only the spirit (of the story) gives life. Like the stories told to us when we were younger the historical parts of the story are not what is important it is the SPIRIT of the story, or the MORAL of the story that matters. The truth has never been about the history but about uncovering the mystery. For example in the story of the boy who cried wolf we learn from it we should never lie. It doesn’t matter if there was a boy or a wolf, what matters is the MORAL, the LESSON for us all.

I see scripture the same way. Whether many things literally happened is not what concerns me, as we are NOT to concern ourselves with physical things, but spiritual. I concern myself with what these things MEAN. For example, What is the Red Sea (spiritually) why did God part it under Moses’s hand? – What does the flood, the arc, and Noah represent? – Does it really matter if there was a literal arc, flood, etc? In the grand scheme of things, the answer unequivocally is “NO!”. What matters is what God is trying to tell us through these stories, whether they be literal or not, I do not even bother to debate, for I know that All things are possible with God. So if you are going to be turned off by someone saying, “There was no literal Garden of Eden”, no worries. I won’t say that, as I wouldn’t say their weren’t TWELVE tribes if Israel, TWELVE disciples, etc… I am sure there were, the question is… WHY TWELVE?

We see this number again and again and again in scripture. Twelve Tribes, Twelve Pillars, Twelve stones, Twelve Disciples. The number TWELVE is not an accident. Numbers play an important role in scripture, and understanding the hidden meaning of these passages. For example, whenever you see 40 days, 40 years, etc… understand this is symbolic of a Gestation period, Birth. Even the number 3 (Trimester) – These numbers point to the period of time, spent in the Death of our Carnal mind, before being BIRTHED from ABOVE (Born Again).

Today, this paper is a short one. I just want to point out how amazing, the scriptures are and how NOTHING in scripture is random and meaningless. So let’s start with the DISCIPLES… First, let me tell you what the word MEANS.

DISCIPLES: In Greek, the word translates as LEARNER, PUPIL. But when you go to the word origin it reveals even more… “To increase ones knowledge, to be increased in knowledge, to hear, to be informed, to learn by USE and HABIT and PRACTICE”

So we see the Disciples of Jesus are a symbol of sorts. A symbol of OUR LEARNING. A Disciple MUST FOLLOW and is NOT ABOVE the MASTER.

The question is what are we a disciple of? The Law and Works (John the Baptist, less than the least in the Kingdom) or LIFE and REST (Christ)

Luke 5:33
And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

This is why the disciples of JOHN fast often, and make Prayers, because they have not entered in to a RELATIONSHIP where God is in control of all things, they are FASTING because they are not EATING (assimilating) the TRUTH (Christ) … Disciples of Religion will fast and pray and never be filled, But disciples of CHRIST (THE TRUTH WITHIN) EAT AND DRINK (are fed by the SPIRIT ALWAYS)

And yes, literal FASTING is a SYMBOL as well. And those that still LITERALLY FAST are yet DISCIPLES OF JOHN the BAPTIST (The law)

So we see here, when we follow the TRUTH (Christ), hear the TRUTH, understand the TRUTH, and increase in the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH, we are disciples of Christ indeed. To do this we must, submit ourselves FULLY.

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

That’s right if you want to follow after the TRUTH, you must give up everything that ISN’T THE TRUTH, meaning “who you think you are”. your egotistical carnal nature has to hit the bricks. You must DIE to everything you once thought you were, and RISE after the CHRIST WITHIN. Which is your TRUE LIFE.

You must understand you are more than Human, you are God’s child. And the only way to do this is to fully submit yourself to GOD’S WILL.

John 8:28
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

And once you LIFT UP — once this TRUTH is RISEN in your heart, you SHALL KNOW that You can DO NOTHING OF YOURSELF.

Jesus understood this VERY WELL. He understood, that HE (Jesus the MAN) was NOT in control. He understood he could DO NOTHING of himself, but as GOD taught him. He prayed, as we Pray “Not my will Father, but yours.”

Okay, so I hope your getting the idea. To be a disciple you must FULLY GIVE YOURSELF OVER TO GOD… Your entirety, your thoughts, sight, sounds, movement…. Everything.

Which brings us to the CRUX of this essay. WHY THE NUMBER TWELVE?

Well to give yourself over to God completely, you must give your BRAIN over to God completely… Well to be honest, it is more of an understanding that God reveals to you. As we don’t do the work, God does. This is why there is hope for all, even the most lost.

When the time is right, the Lights go on, and you become a SON/DAUGHTER. To enter however, you will suffer. “Through much tribulation enter we the Kingdom of God.”

So much for the whole, come to Jesus and life is awesome mentality. To come to the TRUTH, it is a scary, scary day… A day of Earthquakes, and great tribulation… But remember, we are but a shadow of things to come, the Literal Earthquakes are merely representations of the great earthquakes taking place within the chosen “Church = Called out” remnant. Those that are in this day, being prepared to completely submit to God’s truth. And yes, this takes place literally as well as spiritually as you will soon see.

So since, the Brain is where all of our thoughts, and BE-ING comes from… Let’s talk about the BRAIN, it’s workings and the NUMBER TWELVE.

You see there is a great scientific explanation for the NUMBER TWELVE. And it has to do with out BRAIN!

Did you know there are TWELVE SETS of CRANIAL NERVES? These nerves control EVERYTHING about us. Below is each set, and what their major function is.

CRANIAL NERVE: Major Functions:

I Olfactory smell

II Optic vision

III Oculomotor eyelid and eyeball movement

IV Trochlear innervates superior oblique turns eye downward and laterally

V Trigeminal chewing, face & mouth touch & pain

VI Abducens turns eye laterally

VII Facial controls most facial expressions, secretion of tears & saliva taste

VIII Vestibulocochlear(auditory) hearing, equillibrium, sensation

IX Glossopharyngeal taste, senses, carotid blood pressure

X Vagus senses, aortic blood pressure, slows heart rate, stimulates digestive organs taste

XI Spinal Accessory controls trapezius & sternocleidomastoid
controls swallowing movements

XII Hypoglossal controls tongue movements

Now look, I am not important person, with great knowledge of these things, so forgive me if I cannot completly dissect the inner working of the Brain for you… but the jist is, without these TWELVE SETS of CRANIAL NERVES we wouldn’t FUNCTION or LIVE. They are our “EVERYTHING” that must be turned over to God.

No I know there is no such thing as coincidence. But take a moment and REALLY think about how amazing this is. Everything in scriptures points to us taking on the MIND OF CHRIST.

Christ (the TRUTH) is killed at Golgatha (Place of the SKULL) = We become ignorant of the TRUTH in our THINKING.

Everything in scripture has to do with THOUGHTS. And where do we process our THOUGHTS? In the Brain. And this is why our EVERY THOUGHT and ACTION must be in CHRIST. (TRUTH, LOVE, PEACE, JOY, = GOD’S SPIRIT)

2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

To be a disciple we must do this indeed. We are taught to take each thought captive. We MUST consider every thought we have and see whether or not it is rooted in love, peace, hope, and faith. We must test the spirits (thoughts) to see if they be Christ… And how does one do this?

1 John 4:2
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

That is a NOW thought. Any thought that does not understand that CHRIST IS, IS, IS, COME (revealed) in the Flesh is of God. Christ IS revealed in our FLESH. Anyone who does not understand the HOPE OF GLORY, (CHRIST IN YOU) is not of God. There is a great peace that comes with understanding the truth of who you are, and that God is in control of it ALL. (12 sets of cranial nerves)

So, if our thoughts cause us worry, division, strife, etc… they are NOT thoughts of Christ, but thoughts of the WORLD (Our Vain Imaginations)

Matthew 6:34
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

We must completely submit ourselves to GOD, and KNOW that God is IN CONTROL. And to do this, every one of these CRANIAL NERVES must bow down and SUBMIT themselves to the TRUTH WITHIN.

Let’s tell you what the CRANIAL NERVES do.

Cranial nerves are nerves that emerge directly from the brain, in contrast to spinal nerves which emerge from segments of the spinal cord. In humans, there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves. These 12 PAIRS -are the reason, we see, hear, taste, touch, smell, swallow, move, breath, etc… In other words, THE ENTIRETY of our EXISTENCE (12 pairs of CRANIAL nerves) – These 12 disciples are what MUST follow CHRIST (which is our life).

The 12 cranial nerves are the MACHINE. CHRIST is the “holy ghost” in the MACHINE.

So, you see it is no coincidence that there are TWELVE DISCIPLES, TRIBES, PILLARS, STONES, ETC… The NUMBER TWELVE points to these Cranial nerves. Which controls every function, thought, etc, that we have and experience. This is what the message is. That God is ALL IN ALL and one day we will know GOD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN US, steering us through this valley of the shadow of death.

1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

And just as each Cranial nerve plays a different part to our existence in this physical realm, so each member of the Body of Christ plays an important role, but not all do the same thing and have the same function.

1 Corinthians 12:6
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Yes, we all have different parts to play, but GOD works it all together for OUR GOOD. (Romans 8:28)… For a moment the great truth of GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY is missed by 99.999 percent of all of us in the world, but soon, all will come to the understanding that we indeed do Reap what we Sow, and everything in our lives, (Good, Bad, Beautiful, and Ugly) is playing it’s part to humble us. Our experiences are meant to bring us to the GREAT TRUTH within us all. And the GOSPEL (good news) is EVERYONE will come to the fullness (understanding of the Truth).

Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ

However, the timing is not ours, but God’s.

“God makes EVERYTHING beautiful in ITS TIME.”

I wanted to simply share this wonderful “IN-SIGHT/understanding” with all of you. The amazing thing is, I am pretty sure years ago I read about this, and knew this, it is almost like I had to be reminded of how amazing the allegory of these scriptures are. And wonderful it is that science fact and biblical passages work perfectly together. When you have EYES to see and EARS to hear.

Now what is even more interesting about these TWELVE pairs of CRANIAL NERVES is that they are PAIRS (TWO BY TWO). There are in fact, 24 NERVES in total. 24 NERVES that control everything. Now watch this!

Remember how JESUS sent out his DISCIPLES… (those that FOLLOW CHRIST) – two by two (in pairs)

In Revelation how many KINGS surround the THRONE of GOD? 24

Revelation 4:4
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Where is the THRONE of GOD? = Our MIND

Revelation 4:10
The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever

Revelation 19:4
And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

24 Kings (Authority/Rule) 12 Disciples, 12 CRANIAL NERVES = 24 KINGS.

The TWELVE DISCIPLES – are pictures of OUR ENTIRE THOUGHT process. Our ENTIRE body, soul, and mind needs to follow the TRUTH WITHIN. And in the REVELATION of Jesus Christ to John, we SEE, these Nerves represented as KINGS bowing down and subjecting themselves to GOD. (How cool is that?) What does a KING do? It RULES… What do these 24 nerves, 12 pairs do? They RULE… But who are they SUBJECT TO? —– GOD and CHRIST.

The question is, do we continue to SEEK GOD? Do we search the scriptures, praying each and every day, “Lord teach me the Truth no matter what the cost!”

Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Do we submit that God is COMPLETELY in CONTROL? Or do we believe we are?

Romans 7:23
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Do we have a UNITY of spirit, no longer ruled by the Carnal Mind (which is DEATH/IGNORANCE) – Do we have ONE MIND that Glorfies (makes known the mysteries of God) God.

Romans 15:6
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Do we trust, that even our enemies are working GOOD in us? Do we believe that every circumstance is of God, for God, and To God? That it will all work together for GOD’S GOOD in US = Our Good.

Galatians 5:10
I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

Have we come out of our ignorance, into this Glorious Liberty?

Colossians 1:21
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he RECONSILED!

You see, it is all about the MIND, the THOUGHT, and these 24 Kings/ 12 Disciples will eventually follow completely, every one will be of ONE MIND! That mind of course is CHRIST. For there is only one way to the Father and that is through the SON… Which means, you will NOT know God, until you know you are God’s Child, and you know it!

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  1. tigerkey62 August 2, 2014 / 2:58 AM

    It’s nice to know that the truth is coming into the light in our time. Thank you for all that you’re doing.

  2. Nilla March 1, 2012 / 8:22 AM

    Sorry it´s Nilla with one a..:-) Jacob, have you ever considered our hands fingers to be a picture of the Holy Spirit´s work through us? The five fold ministry. We´re the Lord´s hands which He ministers expresses His love and care through..the gifts of the Spirit.
    Father is the head and body s t s, Jesus His right arm, and the Spirit His strong hand! A family in action! Does that sound credible to you?

    • jacobisrael71 March 1, 2012 / 9:53 AM

      I like that Nilla. A family in action indeed 🙂

  3. Nillaa March 1, 2012 / 4:20 AM

    Very interesting brother! Like you say..there´s no such thing as conicidence, and so even our bodies are fantastic and deep spiritual truths are hidden and laid within us..and God reveals them! I love to take part of the revelations in the Body! Thanks for sharing Jacob!

    • jacobisrael71 March 1, 2012 / 7:10 AM

      Nillaa, so glad you enjoyed the essay. I hope you come on back and search the category bar for many, many more essays just like it. Much love and peace to you and yours, Jacob

      • Derek February 23, 2016 / 5:04 AM

        When I read the Bible I look at it as a book about the building of the temple. And it says over and over in the bible that we are God’s temple. So wouldn’t WE be the temple that’s supposed to be rebuilt? Isn’t jesus’ throne the right hand side of the brain? Our nose the alter of incense. Our teeth the pearly gates. And so on?

      • Jacob Israel February 24, 2016 / 8:11 AM

        That is an awesome way of looking at that verse derek … Love the pearly gates being our teeth 🙂 … We are indeed the Temple that is torn down and rebuilt, however our physical body is not the Temple who we are is … However, I could be wrong and you could be right. I think it is a really interesting idea… The scripture states that the outward man perishes … So the inward man to me would be that Temple… Very cool Derek

  4. Chris Welch February 29, 2012 / 6:35 PM

    really interesting picture of the brain, thanks bro.

  5. Linda May 27, 2010 / 12:43 AM

    I don’t have alot to say but just an observation.
    MOST earthquakes, and floods that have happened in the last 7 months have been in a predominatly Roman Catholic area. Very strange…..

  6. Billie Bunte April 26, 2010 / 5:00 PM

    Hey, I found your blog while searching on Google your post looks very interesting for me. I will bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

  7. suitor April 10, 2010 / 5:07 PM

    certainly a revealing blog. I am currently try to be a witness at this site called Topix, with Roman Catholics and another character.
    Any help is deeply appreciated.
    I have pondered the Catholic dilemma for many years.
    Perhaps the Pope in the recent incidents will be harmed, a wound to the head. And suddenly “revives”, to the marvel of many.

    Yes, the race set before us, begins in our minds. Such a place of battles with me.
    I appreciate your perspectives.
    Also, a site that shares much of your perspectives is,
    I was blessed to find both your sites.

  8. bren April 6, 2010 / 1:04 PM

    Bro… I too see what you see in the Spirit. For me the bible is a book within a book… whether it is literal or not matters not to me. I have been led to write about the truths you speak of and more… beginning at Been standing with faith through the indwelling as I have been brought into maturity through letting go. You will see the progressive revelations I received in the Section: A Journey in Time, where I was led to share the prayer the Holy Spirit within gave me.

    The Earth groans and travails for the manifestation of Mature Sons and Daughters of the most High.

    Truly…. we are fully alive in Jesus through the resurrected Spirit of Christ within and in our midst. bren

  9. Ann Hall April 6, 2010 / 11:33 AM

    Jacob, I think you were right on both accounts. If you think about it the Catholic church is having an earthquake of sorts with the abuse scandal. I remember saying to my husband they are talking about this on Easter!? Any way I don’t celebrate the holidays as such either. I did however about 11 years ago see Jesus go into my body. How cool is that?? Great blog.Ann

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