SHALL NOT TASTE DEATH?



SHALL NOT TASTE DEATH?


Luke 9:27
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which SHALL NOT TASTE OF DEATH, till they see the kingdom of God.

By the end of this essay, you won’t read that scripture the same way, that I promise you. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear.

You see, for some time now there has been a teaching out there, that some of Jesus’ disciples are somehow still walking around today, alive and well, and never physically died.

This false belief is another reason, everyone is waiting for the day their TEMPORAL physical body will become immortal, instead of focusing on attaining true eternal life. Which is only found be looking within.

John 17:3
And THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Very clearly Jesus spells out what Eternal Life is. It is to KNOW GOD, and the CHRIST WITHIN. Now of course, this does not mean that we are not infinite beings, WE ARE!!! But our finite physical bodies (the outward man) perish.

2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

What a sad and terrible teaching it is, to state that one day our temporal bodies will become infinite bodies. I see so many that have great understanding, but still cling to this fallacy. And it brings them great sadness as they grow older and their eyesight fades or illness attacks their body. They watch their loved ones die and wonder WHAT HAPPENED TO ME LIVING FOREVER?

You see that is the problem to being with. WE (as we are) don’t live forever, CHRIST (the SPIRIT within) lives forever, the SPIRIT within is infinite, our temporal bodies perish. Our mistake is to think we are this body as opposed to understanding our LIFE is HIDDEN IN CHRIST. (We are Christ, when Christ be risen). Too much? Okay, well back on topic then.

Think of your physical body as a car that you drive around in for a time, but soon that car brakes down. Now the good news is, that isn’t the end for us, we continue on, JUST NOT AS WE ARE/WERE.

For some, who have not attained the Truth, they enter the physical womb of the world again to reap what they have sown and learn more. Like graduating from one class, flunking and having to do it over again. This world is our classroom, this is our hope, BECAUSE GOD IS THE GREATEST OF TEACHERS.

When we understand that our temporal bodies are merely vehicles we can learn from, and put our faith in the UNSEEN and take our faith away from the SEEN (physical body), then WE will have overcome this WORLD (Lust of the eyes, flesh, pride of life)

Like the other science fiction beliefs out there like the rapture, eternal torture, we can add this false teaching (that some of Jesus’ disciples are alive today in their same body from thousands of years ago) to the list.

Oh and what damage this belief has done to those that are sick and dying. They are taught that, “If only they have enough faith, they will not TASTE DEATH.” And then, low and behold, they taste physical death… You see, physical death is part of the process people, it is an allegory if you will. But to learn this we must stop putting our faith in OUTWARD APPEARANCES!

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

God does not save the OUTWARD MAN! He does not make INFINITE the TEMPORAL BODY… I cannot tell you how many insightful teachers I have met over the years that have let go of so many of Babylon’s teachings, yet cling to this one for dear LIFE.

“What of the GLORIFIED BODY that is promised?” they ask.

Well, we are the BODY OF CHRIST, and when he is RISEN, then he is GLORIFIED in the body.

2 Thessalonians 1:10
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

This has nothing at all to do, with our flesh bodies becoming like superman being able to live for ever and leap tall building in a simple bound. The Glorified Body, is the WITNESS OF GOD in US. Period.

The reason why many have mistaken THEIR PHYSICAL BODY for the LIFE that ANIMATES the physical body, is because of the erroneous teaching out there that brain wash believers to put their faith in the outward man, as opposed to the inward. You see CHRIST is our LIFE… And LIFE is not TEMPORAL or PHYSICAL but SPIRITUAL.

The KINGDOM does not come (is not revealed) physically, but INWARDLY.

So let this essay be a wake up call for you all… The TEMPORAL WORLD is NOT and will NEVER BE ETERNAL.

2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

If you can PHYSICALLY SEE IT, FEEL IT, TASTE IT, SMELL IT, then it is SENSUAL not SPIRITUAL. And the SENSUAL world is the problem to begin with.

Now, I know some of you will say, WHAT OF THOSE JESUS SAID WILL NOT TASTE OF DEATH!

Well let me open your eyes by pointing out the simple revelation of what this scripture literally means. (And as always, I COULD BE WRONG SO SEEK GOD, but I HIGHLY DOUBT IT)

So let me tackle some of these verses for you, and put things in PERSPECTIVE (your perception).

Luke 9:27
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which SHALL NOT TASTE OF DEATH, till they see the kingdom of God.

The key word here is TILL, UNTIL… In plain terms, Jesus is saying you will not taste death (your ignorance) until the Kingdom of God (reign and truth of God) is revealed to you. – But I know, for some further explanation is necessary. So here goes it!

In Luke chapter 9, Jesus is talking to a group of his followers. He is telling them they need to DENY THEMSELVES and pick up their cross.

Jesus is not teaching them to EMBRACE THEMSELVES and their PHYSICAL BODIES. He is NOT saying they will be infinite beings in their TEMPORARY BODIES. No, the opposite is true. He is making it clear to them, they must BELIEVE the TRUTH and FOLLOW, and DIE to their old ways and beliefs.

25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Jesus is teaching them, that the OUTWARD WORLD and all of its trappings (Including the physical body) means nothing. The only thing that matters is TAKING UP THE CROSS, which means DYING TO YOURSELF (EGO).

Which brings us to the verse that so many have taught so ignorantly wrong.

Luke 9:27
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which SHALL NOT TASTE OF DEATH, till they see the kingdom of God.

Now, let’s first really look at what is being said… Jesus is saying, They will NOT taste of DEATH… UNTIL they see the Kingdom of God… Did you catch that?

JESUS IS SAYING THEY WILL TASTE DEATH! He is NOT saying they will NOT TASTE DEATH… Jesus is clearly saying, they WILL NOT TASTE DEATH UNTIL THE KINGDOM IS REVEALED!

Oh, you catching on now? Good.

It’s funny, LITERALLY, what is being said here is that THEY WILL TASTE DEATH! They will. Jesus is NOT SAYING they will NEVER TASTE DEATH, he is saying…

Luke 9:27
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which SHALL NOT TASTE OF DEATH, till they see the kingdom of God.

And according to JESUS the Kingdom of God is not only HERE in the NOW, but it is WITHIN. And cannot be literally SEEN. This has to do with the REVELATION OF THE TRUTH “church”.

You see there were people around Jesus, who had NO IDEA how truly DEAD (Carnal, ignorant) they were. They thought they were alive. They thought they were LIVING, as so many of us believe until we are enlightened to the Kingdom.

Jesus knew that MANY AROUND HIM, listening to him, were ignorant. He knew that they would not understand how LOST they were UNTIL THE KINGDOM OF GOD was revealed.

First let us consider what DEATH, Jesus is talking about here. If the Kingdom does not come with observation (meaning you cant literally see it) then this Death is the same.

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

The Carnal Mind is the IGNORANT MIND. This is DEATH. But for the LOST have no idea that they are DEAD men and women walking IN ADAM.

1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all DIE, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Jesus is not talking about LITERAL DEATH. He is not saying some of the people standing around him will be walking the earth like THE HIGHLANDER (80’s movie google it) “THERE SHALL BE ONLY ONE!!!!!”

No, Jesus is saying, they will not UNDERSTAND what DEATH really is, until the KINGDOM (REIGN) OF GOD – (righteousness, peace, and joy) is revealed to them.

Now, here is the good news. They WILL TASTE Death. They will understand that THEY WERE ONCE IGNORANT, and THEN they will know TRUE LIFE, which is CHRIST, the Hope of Glory.

Now, let’s talk about the TASTE aspect here. I hope you know that Death isn’t something you can put in your mouth and literally taste… If you did, it would probably taste pretty nasty. Allegorically, when we TASTE our own IGNORANCE it is pretty nasty as well… Moving on!

Wel I hope you understand the symbolism. But if you dont…

When food is placed before you, and you have never EATEN it. To truly UNDERSTAND what it is you are about to eat, you must TASTE IT.

If you are blindfolded and your loved one is having you try all sorts of foods, (It’s fun try it) to see if you can guess what they are. Just by taste you can understand an orange, pasta, a potato chip, chocolate mmmmmmnnnnn! Get my meaning? Can anyone say WHIP CREAM…. “Out of the gutter Jacob!” 🙂 Have I mentioned how crazy in love I am with my wife?

So TASTE is an ALLEGORY. It means, to understand what something is. And, this is EXACTLY what Jesus is saying here. He was just telling those around them, they need to DENY THEMSELVES. Jesus just fed the multitude, they weren’t following because they truly understood what he was SAYING/TEACHING… They were following because of all they HEARD Jesus had done. These that were with Jesus were still so carnal and lost. This is why he said…

23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

They hadn’t denied themselves yet, so they weren’t IN THE KINGDOM.

They were DEAD and didn’t know it, yet. Like many religious today, like Paul before his conversion… They thought they were alive and well, but Jesus was about to show them HOW DEAD THEY WERE.

Now, to do this, the TRUTH needed to be revealed to them.

25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

He was trying to show them, the TEMPORAL WORLD and all of its trappings MEAN NOTHING. You can lose the TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST, by putting your faith in who you think you are in the Flesh. (Which is exactly what many are doing by believing this scripture means some of those around Jesus are still alive and well today). As opposed to understanding that once the TRUTH was revealed to them, they understood (TASTED) death (to be CARNALLY MINDED)

26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Jesus is telling them. LOOK if you don’t believe the words I’m telling you will NEVER know the TRUTH. He understood many of those with him, could not possibly fathom what he was saying, as I am sure there may be some reading this that can’t get what I am writing… And as Jesus said, I will say the same…

There be some READING this article that will not UNDERSTAND how IGNORANT and CARNAL they are UNTIL THE TRUTH is revealed to them.

Seems, almost foolish now, to think we once believed this scripture meant that Jesus somehow magically made some people live forever in their TEMPORAL BODIES.

We have to stop seeing the word DEATH and thinking it means physically dying. None of us go away, EVERYTHING THAT IS HAS ALWAYS BEEN. Read the book of Ecclesiastes. We don’t just go away when our physical bodies die, we go on. God makes everything beautiful in its time and if it ain’t our time, in the next life or the one following perhaps it will be… But, that is not what this paper is about.

This essay is about putting the rest the LIE that there are some disciples walking around today in the same body they had thousands of years ago… By now, I hope you understand what TASTING DEATH means.

Psalm 34:8
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Matthew 16:28
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

People will not taste (UNDERSTAND) their ignorance (death) until they UNDERSTAND the CHRIST (TRUTH) that is within.

Remember, “Church” the Kingdom is not coming soon,from some far, far, away in a galaxy… NO! I say again, as horse says NEY! You see the KINGDOM IS WITHIN. And the longer you put your faith in things OUTSIDE of YOU, the LONGER you will remain DEAD and NOT KNOW IT.

The only way to NOT TASTE DEATH (To understand you are ignorant) is to KNOW GOD, and keep the sayings of CHRIST in your heart,

John 8:52
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man KEEP MY SAYING, he SHALL NEVER TASTE OF DEATH.

The longer you walk in the TRUTH, the longer you will LIVE and you shall NEVER TASTE DEATH. You shall NEVER be IGNORANT!

Romans 6:9
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him

When the TRUTH is RISEN in you. You no longer are DEAD in your trespasses, you are no longer ignorant. You are ALIVE!

You see “church”, you are the DEAD (plural) that Christ (Truth and Spirit of God) rises from. And when the DAYSTAR rises in your heart, DEATH (whose power is sin) has no more rule over you.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

If we are talking about literal Death here, how can we sin? Hhhmmmn?

Look, Sin is the FOOLISH THOUGHT, it is believing a LIE when the Truth has yet to be revealed. This is why when CHRIST RISES, you can no longer SIN (die/be ignorant and carnal) because you are walking in newness of LIFE.

So the day these disciples TASTED DEATH was the day the KINGDOM (REIGN) OF GOD came (rose/was revealed in them). It is when the SON (The truth of God) was risen IN THEM…. Once this happens, you taste DEATH (the lies) because you now understand the truth.

1 John 1:2
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

Once the LIFE is manifested and we understand, we can die no more! (we can be ignorant no more)

And what is ETERNAL LIFE you ask? Well it isn’t walking around in a Temporal Body forever… it is…

John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

So Church remember… the wages of SIN (error, foolish thinking) is DEATH (carnal ignorance) but the Gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE (Wisdom and Understanding) through Christ WITHIN!

So the next time, you hear it taught that Jesus made some disciples walk around for thousands of years in the Flesh, tell them, ZIP IT YOU!

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Jacob

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12 thoughts on “SHALL NOT TASTE DEATH?

  1. Abigail April 13, 2010 / 11:24 PM

    Love it Jacob! Keep peeling away those layers.

  2. T.J. Whitworth April 14, 2010 / 2:30 AM

    Awesome Jacob! That really put to rest some questions I had about this scripture. It definately makes pennies. Thanks for sharing man.

  3. bren April 14, 2010 / 11:26 AM

    I have never heard this taught, “So the next time, you hear it taught that Jesus made some disciples walk around for thousands of years in the Flesh, tell them, ZIP IT YOU!” Am blessed to have been called out for a season of consecration, that I might hear directly from His Spirit as I am released from the unredeemed nature… having been translated into His Kingdom through His indwelling Spirit.

    Having been given the revelations that the entire unredeemed nature, our concepts, preconditionings, perspectives, interpretations, what we judge to be good and evil and the like …. all must die… decrease, so the truth of the risen Christ within can be known, increase; I have pondered much with regard to the Glorified Body and the mysteries Father desires to reveal as He renews the Spirit of my mind and restores my soul in day to day Kingdom living.

    I am definitely taking this before Him… as it answers some questions I have brought before Him.

    I am led to be part of an Interactive Bible Study about the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. ‘Living in God’s Kingdom as our Daily Reality.’ http://kingdomlivingbiblestudy.blogspot.com/

    It seems to be this teaching would fit right in, as our comments are the Text of the Bible Study … please go before the Lord and seek His mind regarding such and if you are led, do publish your Articles there. Thanks…

    • jacobisrael71 April 14, 2010 / 8:41 PM

      Hey Bren,

      I spent some time in a Pentacaustal Church of God, where I first heard that teaching… It’s amazing how far God has taken me from those days. I’ve spent time in many religions it seems. And I thank God for it all. I sure hope you are doing well, and no I haven’t really publish any articles anywhere but here, but I am always open to having people place them wherever they feel led. I love the idea that they are a comfort and blessing to people… Hey I’ll talk to you soon, Jacob

  4. Thomas Song April 14, 2010 / 8:19 PM

    This article set me free!

  5. sadie williams April 16, 2010 / 12:45 AM

    It’s wonderful how God/Spirit works. My sister and I were just discussing this subject a few minutes before I turned on the computer. It has cleared up some questions. Love your essays. Keep them coming.
    Sadie Williams

  6. Sharon D. April 17, 2010 / 10:29 AM

    Thank You Jacob you hit this right on the mark.we all have to learn to leave that babylonian System.. Called called us OUT unto HIM to serve Him and not man and tradtions and teaching and all that other stuff that goes with the carnality of man… It is so refreshing to hear others bel;ieve as I have for many years… Blessings to you keep sharing with the Brethren. many are hungry and they need STRONG MEAT now…in order to mature into full sonship.. Praise the Lord ..Love and Light, blessings unto you..
    Sharon D.

  7. John Carithers September 10, 2011 / 6:08 AM

    Read the writings of St John Of The Cross and St Theresa Of Avila. Many of the things they write about follow closely what you wrote. Gods Peace, John

    • jacobisrael71 September 10, 2011 / 9:56 AM

      John, thank you so much I will definately look into both of them. Never heard of them before and Iove reading new and exciting things, expecially if I can learn from them. Much love man, Jacob

  8. elliott June 23, 2012 / 10:04 PM

    You gave it a meaning.. he meant what he said you shall never die if you only believe death came into the world because of sin sin leads to death because adam sin death and ignorance came into being.The ignorance is people die when they do not have to. How come we all become teachers who are you..are u walking on water healing the sick the reason for healing the sick is because they had no reason to be sick he always said your faith has made you whole…in some places he could do no mighty works because he loves you so much if you want to be sick then you can be sick. There is a new age coming and those who want to be resurrected will be but there are some among us now who will not see the death because death has already been destroyed.A wonderful passage…ever learning but never coming to the truth.i speak not of myself what do i have to gain from this. People with resources are not making a change.How many a teaching and not doing any works why do people just preach faith without works is dead.

  9. Leisa Mason March 18, 2016 / 2:12 PM

    This is the first time I’ve ever been to this site. My daughter, Jordan, died eight years ago. She was only twenty. From reading your essay it seems as if everything I ever taught her was wrong. I already feel so much guilt over the things we lived through I can barely stop myself from trying to kill myself again, and now from what you’ve written it seems as if her salvation (or what I’ve always been taught was salvation) is in question. It has taken me so long to even.. I don’t know… seek God again. And one of the main reaons was the hope and faith of seeing her (spiritually not physically) again one day. Now, according to what you’ve written, that hope is lost. And she’s not where she should be (in my mind anyway because she was the most loving person, with the sweetest spirit of anyone one I’ve ever known) and it’s all my fault because I taught her wrong. I don’t know how to keep on living knowing that.

    • Jacob Israel March 18, 2016 / 2:30 PM

      Leisa, I am so sorry to read about your daughter Jordan. One thing you would learn from me if you spend enough time here, is no one ever needs to worry about their salvation … Ultimately everyone is “saved” and no one can stop this, according to scripture at least … Also I believe we are always with the ones we love, for whatever reason our stories are filled with ups and downs, and tragedies as well as victories but eventually we all wake from this dream into the glorious liberty of who we truly are, and it is then we will be able to wipe every our every tear. If you email your email address i will send you a free copy of my novel, I believe it may help… It helped writing it. Much love Jacob

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