IT’S BENEATH YOU!
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
So what does the “TRUTH” set us free from? You ask.
The answer is free from every bit of pain and suffering in your life, free from wondering “why me?” all the time. Free from the belief that you have no reason to have hope, that things will never get better, or that things are as good as they are ever going to get. The Truth sets you free to finally LIVE YOUR LIFE, because it is the TRUTH that shows you WHO YOU TRULY ARE! And until you know who you REALLY ARE, you cannot ever be FREE TO BE YOU!
Now, by the end of this essay you won’t be able to flip the proverbial switch and finally stop sweating the small and big stuff, but what I pray it does do is open your eyes to the possibilities that are before us all. I pray it will change the way you look at the trials in your life, and in so doing your reactions to these trials will change. I pray it will send you on your way to thinking differently, which in turn will help you live differently. Because I know the longer you live with a renewed mind the easier and more enjoyable life will become.
Listen there is no quick fix to the trials we face in life. The truth is, as you will see by the end of this essay, it is these very trials and hurts that are healing us.
As I said, there is no quick fix. For those that say, come to this place, meet with this guru, get touched by this healer and everything will be perfect, you need to know they are either complete liars or they are simply ignorant.
1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy
We will have hard times, we will be tested, we will be brought through the fire, we may even at times wish we could just put our lives to an end (even though we’d just have to go through it all over again :))
The fact of the matter is we will, as the scripture states, have suffering in this world…
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world
We are told people will come against us, disappoint us and hurt us. And in turn we too may do the same. We may come against people or have, we may hurt people or have, we may disappoint people or have. I have often written about how, what we do to one we do to ourselves. So long as people in the world suffer, we will suffer with them.
1 Corinthians 12:25-27
25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular
We go through life thinking we are alone. But God said it is not good for man to be alone. And the only way we can be free from this loneliness is to care for one another. A sense of community only comes when you commune with each other.
NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE is free from the sufferings of this present time. The good news is WE WILL OVERCOME!
There are times I lose faith when I should be holding onto faith. There are times I lose heart when my heart should be full! There are times I lose HOPE and it is HOPE THAT SAVES US, as you will soon learn. This is why I hope this article will give every one of you that hope, hope that I too need to constantly remind myself of.
Because yes, I too suffer, I too have terribly hard times, I too have people tearing me down, betraying me, I too at times feel like none of this is worth it, I too lose my temper, I too cry, I too say bad words that I wish I could take back, as the apostle Paul said, sometimes I do the things I hate, and the things I want to do when hard times come my way I can’t and don’t.
18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
If you’ve read my articles enough by now you know the FLESH is not our literal “epidermis or skin”. The Flesh is our ignorance, our “carnal mind”.
Notice Paul didn’t say, “I know that ON ME (that is, my flesh)” – He wrote “I know that IN ME” – inside each of us is a lifetime of insecurities, fears, and yes basic “fight or flight” animal instinct. But this is not has it always was for us. It is simply the state we find ourselves in now. The good news is we are ever evolving into a more complex spiritual being, one that puts away the lusts of this beastly nature and chooses the path of peace, love, and acceptance (The only way to have the same in your life).
We are in the process of putting to death all of our fears and insecurities for the peace, power, and sound mind that is our inheritance. In other words we are in process of becoming the PERFECT MAN = CHRIST!
Untiil 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
Now this is the best news anyone can share. We will ALL come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH, we will ALL come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD… it’s important to note this doesn’t mean we will know A SON OF GOD names Jesus, but we will come to the very same knowledge of the SON OF GOD, for that is who we will be. But more on that later.
Now the very next piece of this scripture, “unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” – What this means people is WE ALL will OVERCOME! This is the message of the TRUE GOSPEL. Not the candy coated gospel they teach in many churches today which says all you have to do is come down to an altar confess the name of Jesus, a man from two thousand years ago, recite a phrase just right, and then WHAMO YOU’RE SAVED! Oh how I wish it were that simple.
I have news for you that isn’t the way to freedom. Sure for many it is first step, it was for me. And for many it is an important first step. You gotta fake it till you make it I suppose LOL… Actually, you have to first learn the story to then understand the allegory of the story, to then understand that story is actually YOUR STORY AS WELL! And when you get to that final step, then you know salvation. Then, regardless of what happens in the world to you, you’ll understand it is all part of the plan.
Look, salvation is not reciting a prayer and then going back to a miserable life. Salvation is knowing LIFE! And life more abundantly! That is what salvation is and the only way to know this is to come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH AND THE STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN!
Now for those who are going to absolutely disagree with me, and say, “NO! All you have to do is accept Jesus into your heart and you are saved!” I say, get a grip on what you are teaching and learning. You see the worst part about the salvation they are selling today is all about the future. That’s right, forget being saved from the cares of this world and the pain of your life, no, this salvation doesn’t free you from that. This salvation the religions of the world teach is NOT for the here and now, it is for the future.
They teach, if you don’t do this or that, you are doomed to an infinite place of torture. (Which by the way doesn’t exist see my article “to hell with hell” and “the Lake of Fire”).
But let me tell you the truth very clearly. Let me tell you what salvation is. It is being SAVED from yourself and the pain and suffering in the here and now! A person starving doesn’t need food after he dies, he needs food NOW! A sick man doesn’t need medicine after he dies, he needs the cure now! THAT IS SALVATION AND THE GOOD NEWS IS IT IS HERE FOR US ALL!
9And Jesus said unto him, This DAY is SALVATION come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
When Jesus came into Zacchaeus’ house, Zacchaeus started to justify all that he did. He said I give half my goods to the poor, I do this Jesus, I do that… Jesus didn’t say. HEY IT’S A GOOD THING YOU DID! No! Jesus simply said, THIS DAY salvation is come (which means REVEALED) – this day SALVATION is REVEALED to you.
The scriptures are such a wonderful allegory. Zacchaeus was a man who was called “LITTLE OF STATURE” and how many of us don’t feel worthy, how many of us feel SHORT OF STATURE (standing). How many of us right now, just want peace, and feel unworthy of it?
Zacchaeus was what many in that day considered a sinner, not worthy of such salvation. He was a publican and they were despized. Worse still, Zacchaeus was chief of the publicans (which is basically a tax collector for those that don’t know). But Zacchaeus was tired of trying so hard to find salvation, he was tired of suffering, he just wanted CHRIST!
Now see the beautiful allegory here. He ran ahead of those standing in his way, he passed all of those who wouldn’t let him through, and he CLIMBED THE TREE to SEE his salvation. What a great parable. We must CLIMB the tree of life to find life, and because he did this, he found what he was looking for. SALVATION!
Now this salvation had NOTHING to do with the afterlife it had to do with the MOMENT! This is what we are also crying out for, isn’t it? Do we really want security in the future, or so we want security and peace NOW?
We want what Zaccheus wanted, SALVATION in the here and now. We want peace, we want victory, we want OUT of the pain we are feeling. And to find this we MUST CLIMB THE TREE! We must run ahead of all those people standing in our way, as Zacchaeus did, we must leave all those KEEPING US from salvation behind us and we MUST CLIMB THE TREE that is within us. And when we do this we who have been living a life of DEATH (pain, suffering, ignorance, strife,) will finally know LIFE!
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live
Now I want to point something out here that will make many trapped in religion cringe. The scripture above states, “He that believes IN me” – which would lead many to believe we MUST BELIEVE IN a single man from two thousand years ago. HOWEVER, that is NOT what that scripture literally means.
The word “IN” in Greek – (eiÎv) is properly translated as FOR. Like you are waiting for, looking for, or someone is wanted for something. So with that in mind this scripture takes on a whole new meaning. WATCH!
Picture Jesus standing in front of you, enlightened knowing the truth about God, knowing there is a plan. Now you on the other hand are hurting and weak, wanting desperately to have what this man seems to have… And he says, “Those that BELIEVE FOR ME!” – This is a hard thing to grasp because it’s not about believing IN something outside of you, or waiting for something to come to save you as Martha believed when she said, “I know Lazarus will rise on the last day.” No! This, which is a commonly held and taught belief today that everything is about the hereafter instead of the here and now has nothing to do with believing FOR SOMETHING, UNTO SOMETHING, BECOMING SOMETHING…
So when Martha says that, how does Jesus reply? Does he say, yes Martha you are right. This man cannot live, we must wait and wait and wait. NO! Jesus says, those that BELIEVE FOR ME, even though they are dead (suffering/hurt/ignorant), they will LIVE!
Okay, still didn’t catch that? Let me put it another way. “Those that believe they can be as I am in this world shall live.” Those that believe FOR ME! Not IN me, FOR ME! I don’t work in a paycheck, I work FOR a paycheck. I don’t believe I can write so I can be IN a writer, I believe I can write so I can be a writer.
I know this is a taboo subject for many. For many, the man/prophet Jesus is a Golden Calf, not to be touched, not to be obtained, only to be worshipped.
Yet, Jesus clearly said, there is only one way, I AM THE WAY!
He is not saying you can get salvation by believing that one man is the way, he is saying, the only way to salvation is to BE AS HE IS! The only way to have perfect LOVE is to BE AS HE IS! To BELIEVE FOR THIS NATURE!
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world
The scripture doesn’t say, as he is, WE ARE NOT! NO, it clearly states as HE IS, SO ARE WE.
But wait there is more!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father
Everything Jesus did, we do, and GREATER WORKS shall we do.
But wait there is more and this is important for all of you to understand which is why I am writing this. Because there will NEVER BE FREEDOM OR SALVATION by believing in anything outside of you.
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you
It’s not about what is OUTSIDE YOU, but what is WITHIN YOU. Salvation is about knowing the TRUE NATURE that is inside you! Knowing that who you think you are, the sum total of your insecurities, fears, doubts, etc, IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! It is ANTI-CHRIST… meaning the OPPOSITE of WHO YOU ARE!
28And we know that all things work together for good to THEM that love God, to THEM who are the called according to his purpose. 29For THOSE he foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that (the son) might be the firstborn among many brethren.
I want you to REALLY read that above scripture closely. Then if you are really feeling up to it go back and read the entire chapter. What I want to point out is this above scripture is NOT TALKING ABOUT ONE SON, but MANY that are CONFORMED to the image of the SON, so THIS SON (humanity in its enlightened and true state) might be the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN!
Let me spell that out for you! WE CAN’T FAIL! That is the good news. We have all been predestined to be conformed/fashioned/made INTO THE IMAGE OF THE SON so IN US this SON will be the FIRSTBORN among the DEAD (ignorant). Notice that word DEAD isn’t speaking of a singular death, but a plurality.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you
Oh I know, you are going to say that is speaking of Jesus’ death. Well if by “Jesus” you mean a symbol of all of humanity you are right. Look at this next passage.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of THEM that slept
Notice, the DEAD (ignorant/carnal) that Christ is risen from is a multitude… THEM THAT SLEPT. The scripture doesn’t say now Christ is risen from his death, it says RISEN FROM THE DEAD (PLURAL). Still don’t believe me?
1 Corinthians 15:13
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen
Paul is speaking of the plurality of this great resurrection, which takes place WITHIN us all! And if there is no resurrection from the DEAD (PLURAL) then CHRIST is not RISEN… Why, you ask? Because CHRIST rises from OUR DEATH (IGNORANCE)
2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts
This is a SURE WORD of prophesy. Which means, you can take that to the bank baby! Christ will be FORMED IN YOU! It is the Hope of Glory after all.
So let’s look at this “Death” shall we. What is it?
For to be carnally minded is death
For the wages of sin is death
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death
Look the list goes on and on. Death is a symbol. And what we call life is actually nothing more than DEATH (IGNORANT SUFFERING) But watch this next verse and see how DEATH and RESURRECTION has to do will ALL OF MANKIND and not just one single man.
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by mankind came death, by mankind came also the resurrection of the dead
So in this DEATH mindset we are ignorant, we suffer in this world. BUT this is all part of a greater plan. We were made subject to this vanity for a reason, so we could be RISEN from the DEATH of our IGNORANCE into the GLORIOUS LIBERTY of the SON (CHILD) OF GOD!
This is the GOSPEL! We shall be delivered, we shall be set free! This is all part of the plan and the sooner we realise this the easier it will be to walk through the fiery trials set before us.
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
We shall be delivered from the bondage of our corrupted thinking. We SHALL BE SAVED! And how are we saved again? Well by believing this GOSPEL!
We are NOT saved by believing in some man from two thousand years ago. He was a pattern for us. Believing in Abraham Lincoln doesn’t keep slavery at bay, by knowing slavery is wrong and being as Abraham Lincoln does. Believing in someone who can swim doesn’t save you from drowning, YOU MUST BECOME THE SWIMMER!
We do not know life by waiting for some man from two thousand years ago to return, we are saved the instant we know we are as that son, and that son (child) is come (revealed) to our house = revealed in our thinking! HOPE IS OUR SALVATION!
Jesus said to the RELIGIOUS LEADERS tear down THIS TEMPLE. Because let’s face it, it’s the religious who tear down the temple which is our faith and hope, us. He said, tear down this TEMPLE (WHICH IS ALL OF US) and I (the LIFE within each of us) WILL RISE IT AGAIN ON THE 3RD DAY!
We are not saved or made whole by believing in anything outside of us, or waiting for anyone. We are only saved from within!
24For we are SAVED BY HOPE: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it
We are saved by our HOPE, we are made whole by our FAITH!
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Jesus never said, your FAITH in ONLY ME saved you! Jesus said, YOUR FAITH SAVED YOU!
This woman, who had sinned, who felt so worthless, came in kissing Jesus’ feet (an allegory of being grateful for the Gospel). This woman LOVED MUCH and it was her FAITH that saved her!
Faith in what you ask? In the CHILD OF GOD, and who is this child of God?
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
We ALL are. CHRIST IN YOU IS THE HOPE OF GLORY. This is the MYSTERY! It’s a mystery that has been hidden. The Truth of who you are at your CORE has been HIDDEN FROM YOU, but is now being revealed to you at the time appointed.
26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory
Now I know this is a tough pill to swallow. Because there are scriptures that say, “You MUST believe Jesus is the Son of God.” Amd yes that is true. How could you ever, believe you are a Son of God if you don’t first believe it is possible for another to be a Son of God?
1 John 5:10
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son
Notice the words, HAS THE WITNESS IN HIMSELF! It’s all about us people. We have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten how we were known. It’s like we are looking in a mirror but we can’t make out who we are… Look at Youngs Literal translation of this next verse.
1 Corinthians 13:12 (Young’s Literal Translation)
12for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known
Right now, we feel hopelessly lost. Hey I can relate, but that is only NOW! Not forever.
SOON we shall not have an obscured view of who we are, we shall see ourselves face to face, we shall no longer know in part, we shall know all, we shall know as also we WERE KNOWN! Which means, there was a time, that we did KNOW ALL. Which means, who we REALLY are DIED so that “who we think we are” could LIVE. But this FALSE EGO that we believe ourselves to be, with all our imperfections, insecurities, etc… this EGO is NOT who we are! Who we TRULY ARE died so who WE THINK WE ARE could exist. Now with that in mind, read this next scripture.
2 Corinthians 5:15
And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again
The same spirit that was in Jesus is in Us, there is ONE SPIRIT in us all. This CHRIST (POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD) died (we became ignorant of) so who we think we are could live in death so we could realize the vanity of it all, and then return home. Which happens when the truth of the Gospel is revealed to us. When this happens, when we learn the truth of who we truly are in Christ, we can no longer live unto ourselves (carnal nature), but unto the true spirit that our life is hidden in.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me
As ADAM left the LIFE of paradise for his WIFE and DIED for his bride, so our TRUE SPIRIT followed after our SOULISH UNDERSTANDING into death. As EVE’s eyes were opened to a new way of THINKING (which really was death) so was ours. The TRUTH of who we are died so who we think we are could live. But now that we know that there is no life in that which doesn’t truly exist we must put off the conversation with this old nature, die to who we thought we were and allow CHRIST IN US to rule and reign.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God
We DIE when SIN rules, we enter a realm of suffering and ignorance when we follow after the lies of the world. And we LIVE when we live UNTO GOD. We have to stop believing we are somehow worthless wretches who do not deserve the life that is our very essence. We must stop believing there is only ONE MAN from thousands of years ago, or one Buddha before that, or one Krishna before that, we must understand there only is ONE SPIRIT which we ALL ARE!
It is absolute idolatry to not believe the TRUTH of who you are. It is idolatry to think you are not worthy of being who God created you to be. It is idolatry to think that you are different from everyone else, when we are all ONE!
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
We are the Body of Christ, the hand and foot may appear different, but it is still Christ. It may act differently have different functions but it is part of the whole, and if you hurt the Foot the whole Body is hurt because of it. WE ARE ALL ONE! It is idolatry to believe that one man from two thousand years ago is somehow greater than his brothers and sisters. It is idolatry to worship a Man or Woman and not simply BE who you BE. Don’t idolize another, find the TRUTH and be set free don’t wait on another to return to give you what has already been given.
There is an expression in Buddhism, “If you see the Buddha on the road kill him” – The reason is, EVERYONE IS THE BUDDHA! Everyone is the CHRIST! Everyone is GOD’S ONLY CHILD! The problem is WE FORGOT! Now we must remember, we must return!
1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls
And when we RETURN to our FATHERS HOUSE! The FATTED CALF (our idolatry) is killed, we are given our royal clothes, and we rejoice. We leave the suffering and famine of a life where our Father is far away and we are eating the rinds in pig slop (religious teachings) and we return HOME!
When we return we become the SON not the slave feeding the pigs, but the SHEPHERD leading the sheep!
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep
The ONLY way to become the SHEPHERD (Christ) is to enter through the DOOR. And guess who that door is?
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep
An enigma for some, a revelation for some, an idol for others, but a great truth for those who have ears to hear. To become the Shepherd you must go in Through the Shepherd. Pay attention now, because this is a great revelation.
The story of Jesus IS THE DOOR! The only way IN is to enter in through JESUS’ STORY! Meaning, the life of Jesus whether allegorical or literal and historical is our map to be AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD. This is why Jesus states,
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
YOU NEED TO DENY YOURSELF! You need to say “It is no longer MY EGO that exists, because it isn’t real! I am not a victim, I am not a bad person, I am not a drug addict, I am not weak, I am not abused, I am NOT who I thought I was… I DENY THAT PERSON EVER EXISTED AT ALL!”
Then we must CROSS over to the LIFE OF WHO WE ARE. Our map is the story of Jesus. We must PUT OUR OLD NATURE TO DEATH, and embrace our TRUE LIFE WHICH IS CHRIST IN US THE HOPE OF GLORY! We must give up the Ghost (The dead spirit we were clinging to) and commit ourselves into our Father’s authority. In that moment, we learn we are not living our LIFE our LIFE is living us. And in that day, we will see who we truly are in that mirror and it will not be obscured by our ignorance. And then we too will be the Firstborn among many brethren, we too will be the first-born from the dead (our death=our ignorance)
NOW! With all that being said, what does that have to do with the title of this essay, “IT’S ALL BENEATH US”. Well a couple of nights ago I kept dreaming of that scripture that says, till all things are put beneath the son…
1 Corinthians 15
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
Our FEET is an allegory of OUR LIFE/WALK. We use our feet to get from one place to another. Our FEET is symbolic of our waking life here. This is why Jesus was always saying, stand on your feet and walk!
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living
The day we enter into the full revelation of the SON (who we are in Christ) everything in this life is PUT BENEATH THIS LIFE. We don’t sweat the stuff we used to sweat. We understand it is all part of the plan and we understand it is BENEATH US! But that isn’t the best part of that scripture…. read it again.
1 Corinthians 15
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
When we put everything under this new revelation, we understand that all these things had to happen so that CHRIST our LIFE would be revealed to us, IN US, and in so doing putting all these things under WHO WE NOW KNOW OURSELVES TO BE.
How much better would it be if you knew everything in your life HAD TO HAPPEN to get you to where you are going. How much better would it be to know that everything you are suffering is actually HEALING YOU?
1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed
Who took upon our sins in his BODY – which we ARE! That we, being dead to sins SHOULD LIVE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS … by, by, BY, whose STRIPES (SUFFERINGS) we are healed!
Please try to get this, WE ARE THE BODY THAT SUFFERS, so we can BE HEALED! It is not about one man from thousands of years of ago, it is about us all.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive
In our first nature we all died (became ignorant) by believing we were separate from God, but even so in the POWER AND WISDOM of God we shall ALL be made alive.
So don’t be so hard on yourself, let go of your past, think only on the moment. We have all fallen short, we all allow that CARNAL NATURE to accuse us day and night which leads us to believe we should be hiding from God and covering ourselves with religious rites and traditions and beliefs to appease God.
But WE NEED TO PUT THIS ALL BENEATH US! We need to put it all UNDER US! We need to wake up to who we really are, and when we do, we will understand that we HAD TO SUFFER to come to the understanding we now have. BY THESE STRIPES WE ARE ACTUALLY HEALED!
We have fallen asleep, we have forgotten who we are and believed we are someone we are not. We see others as our problem as opposed to our solution. We are all one and what is being done to us, as hard as it is to hear (TRUST ME) it is being done for us! Until we realize, like the prodigal, how bankrupt we are outside of our true nature we will continue suffering.
But when we return to the FATHER, when we GO TO THE FATHER then we will be able to bring others along with us. At first many will not like that who we used to be is now gone, they will be angry we are no longer with them, like them, but because we go to the FATHER – because we go HIGHER, we prepare a way for them to do the same. Each man in his order.
We will remember we CAME FROM GOD and entered the ignorance of this WORLD (MAN’S LUSTS) and we will LEAVE THIS WORLD (MAN’S LUSTS) and return to where we came from.
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father
And when this revelation hits you, as Jesus said to his disciples, you will not need to go to Jesus, or Jacob, or any one else to know God.
23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Because you will know God and that God loves you, you will know as you are known and you will count everything you have suffered in this world as joy. And you will put it all beneath you, because the truth is, IT WAS ALWAYS BENEATH YOU!
“the Truth Will Change You”
Father has been speaking this message to my heart through various and sundry messengers recently. I wasn’t quite getting the understanding until I read this essay of yours. Bingo! I am actually having a very powerful physical reaction to what I just read. It’s like your words have become a tangible force within me and I can feel a molecular change occuring. Weird, huh? Are you aware of the DNA aspect of this change we are going through? Robert Torango @ The House That God Built has some very good teaching on it. Thank you
Hey ‘J’ read the essay right on ……..Salvation doesnt come from going to the front of a church,,, crying and whining and repeating a man made ‘pledge’…. It comes from being delivered from self and in that progression realizing that the ‘carnal mind’ IS death and as we mature in the Christ LOVE abounds to our brothers…..
Like living amnesia, like one day I am going to wake up and live the life God has for me. all the lies I have been told all my life going to church. several of your articles i had to quit reading and come back at another time, like taking in too much and letting go of the lies I have been taught. At 54 and finding out about all the lies is very hard at times, but finding TRUTH in the WORD is awesome and joyful, and I am hungry for more. So how do we find a church with the Truth, I have tried several to no avail. Also I have noticed when I learn a truth I get so excited I want to share with others, but I ask others to share with me what they find in their studies and they don’t and they are not excited and running over with joy. Vicki Rae
I am so glad yo enjoy the essays. There is nothing better than being excited about learning more. Don’t let others ever steal that from you, I hope you are always excited to learn and share. Peace to you and yours, Jacob
Vicki, I echo some of your comments. I would be happy for you to become facebook friends with me. Edie Chill
just read this again,reading along in the the bible, in Romans 8…wow.. I don’t know if I can convey this in words…but I have been struggling, doubting the thoughts that keep coming to me- to believe for more, for a greater understanding of who God is IN me & what that actually means NOW.
Although it’s meant for our good- to see how religious thinking has taught us to stop & worship Jesus(after the flesh) & not go onto becoming sons of God ourselves…
I have been experiencing spiritual birth pangs & pushing for months…now the exhilaration of looking into the face of a beautiful “truth baby”, knowing that there are many more to come.
Among others, God has brought you to me as a spiritual mid-wife! Also enabling me to see where I am a mid-wife to others…
This is very timely for me. I really needed this reminder that about these trials. I am really in a bad place to be honest as I am having a lot of things ‘surface’ I am trying to forgive and get over. I really need to be reminded that it is all working out for my good and God is using it to do a work in me. I know this, but I guess like everybody else I forget and need to be reminded.
As usual you have an Awesome word. We miss ya on You-tube, it is has been a while since you did a video. This is Spokenfor36 btw. Thanks again Jacob and God Bless You!
I am so glad to hear that. Hey and you are not the only one who needs the reminder, I write these for ME 🙂 I have been going through the fire for a couple of weeks now, but it really paved the way for this article. And it’s funny a lot of people of asking for me to do a video again, I just have been writing lately, but soon, I promise 🙂 Thanks again for all the support! Peace to you and yours, Jacob
Yep, that is usually how it works. We write and speak to ourselves first, now that is a FACT! Yes, these fires are definitely to purify and purge us and eventually allows us to comfort others with the same comfort God gives us.
I understand if you are not doing videos, we have to be lead in all thing of course. We just miss ya! Your writings are just as powerful as your videos, we are glad to hear from you either way.
Thanks again Jacob. Your labor is never in vain, never! Alicia
This is crazy good…I mean, “WE ARE THE BODY THAT SUFFERS, so we can BE HEALED!”?? God must be calling my order #, because these truths are crystal clear to me.
I know because my mind is literally being renewed…I am really beginning to see myself differently..Denying myself…no longer seeing myself as abused etc…wow…
Penny you are CRAZY AWESOME! 🙂 And I know the feeling lady, my number is being punched as well… but it is all working together for our good so keep fighting that goof fight, by trusting the plan and not fighting anymore 🙂 LOL… Have the best day ever. Jacob
As always my friend,this is a great article. You have the pen of a scribe.