Now let me start by saying approach this article with an open mind. Use your God give common sense, see if the words I have written make sense, and if the scriptures I use back up the statements made. Don’t read into what I am writing and try to conjure in your mind what I am saying, read what I am writing and it should be clear what I am saying. Now if you aren’t ready to really dive off into the depths of what is here, don’t. I won’t be offended and you won’t be damned or any less of God’s child if you don’t read on. The difference between me and religion, is I don’t want anything from you, I don’t need anything from you, nor do you have to do anything to reach what I believe are the heights that God (in us all) has prepared for us all, the truth of this may be hidden from some for now, but trust me, not always. God will have ALL come to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man, but EACH ONE in their own order. So I hope you enjoy this essay, which as always I start with a basic idea and who knows if I will ever come to it. But I guarantee this is a paper that needs to be written and read by those who read it. WHY? you ask… The answer is simple… BECAUSE I AM WRITING IT 🙂 Enjoy Jacob
“LAMB OF GOD?”
Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Ah, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world, we all know that scripture well. We read it and we instantly think of that 6 foot tall white man with a perfectly trimmed beard and blue eyes. That’s right the idol of Jesus. The one everyone says, we need to believe in to be saved.
But is believing in a dead man from two thousand years ago Salvation? Or is that just a line we have been sold? Or is salvation within us all. If Christ IN you is the HOPE of Glory, why do so many put their faith in a Christ OUT of them, far away, and supposedly coming soon?
Well the answer is simple. The longer one is told they have to do this or that, and then wait for salvation, then these “sheep/lambs” will continue to support those telling them to do so. So sad is the state of religion of mankind and those trapped by it, that it seems to me no surprise that daily my eyes are opened to new and exciting truths that put the beliefs I was force-fed as an ignorant sheep/lamb of god of their head.
So must we believe is someone outside of ourselves to have salvation, and that is all. Must we wait for this once dead and now risen man to return to whisk us away, or is salvation of God and of God alone… And does this salvation come from within us, and within us alone.
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘ For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’
The Old Testament always made it clear that coming to know God is your salvation and strength. Salvation has little to do with simply agreeing with what some preacher, profit (spelling intended), priest, rabbi, Iman, or guru tells you, and it has everything to do with “coming to this knowledge and understanding” that God IN You, is the only hope there is. Could it be that salvation does not come with any other cost, then simply giving up who you think you are in this world, giving up your fears, blind worship, guilt, worry, doubt, ignorance, suffering, and “I”dentity, instead of holding on to all of that and believing in a man people tell you, YOU NEED TO ACCEPT AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR OR ELSE!
Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, And the strength of salvation
Wisdom is written about all over scripture. It states that…
Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding
Wisdom is the PRINCIPAL thing. That means it is the MOST IMPORTANT THING? So where does that leave out the worshipping of a SINGLE MAN? Nowhere is the answer.
We are told very clearly where our worship should be, and it is not to worship a Man or a Son of Man… Which unfortunately, everyone is doing. They have reduced the Image of the Incorruptible God into the IMAGE of a corruptible MAN. Meaning, there are MILLIONS that don’t seek salvation at all, because they have been brainwashed into believing in an IDOL. An IDOL mind you that NEEDS to be put to death, to take away this great sin. After all the Lamb of God is sacrificed and in so doing, it takes away the sins of the world. The long and short of it people is this, your worship of a single man outside you from years ago, called the Son of Man is one of man’s greatest sins (errors).
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good
Notice this, MAN lies, AND the SON OF MAN needs to repent. AND GOD IS NEITHER. And this Jesus that everyone is worshipping today, was the SON OF MAN, as well as being the Son of God, but here is a newsflash… SO ARE WE!
1 John 4:17
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world
Now you wouldn’t go around telling people they need to believe in you, worship you, and bow down and serve you to be saved, would you? OF COURSE NOT! The reason is, you innately know that God is much more than your SOUL, much more than who you think you are in this world, God is NOT A MAN, or the SON OF MAN, or the EGO OF MAN. No, God is out life! The SPIRIT that exists in all, animated all, leads all, molds all, and this spirit is ONE, not many, ONE!
Salvation will NEVER come by simply worshipping, or claiming someone’s name, or going to church every sunday and doing what the sheep shearers tell you to do. Salvation ONLY COMES, the SINS OF THE WORLD are only taken away when the LAMB IS SLAIN! – When you die to who you think you are, when you let go of the cares of this world, when you stop worshipping yourself and believe yourself to be in control of everything, and become one with the SPIRIT OF GOD, which is HIDING away inside the veil, that is to say, your IGNORANCE/FLESH/EGO.
So salvation comes with understanding, with wisdom. After all WISDOM IS A TREE OF LIFE. The only way we will be saved is by casting off the OLD MAN (who we thought we were/sheep/lamb) and renewing our minds, by taking on the MIND OF CHRIST. (meaning the power and wisdom of God)
1 Corinthians 1:24
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
So why are people telling you, you need to accept Jesus into your heart, make him Lord of your life, and then pointing you to a man from thousands of years ago to put your faith in, as opposed to directing you to the TRUTH that has been hidden from the ages, the Mystery of the Kingdom of God, which has ALWAYS BEEN WITHIN YOU? Why aren’t they telling you to turn within, and stop paying tribute to idols, and false beliefs and traditions? Why aren’t they teaching about how the ONLY HOPE OF GLORY there is, is CHRIST IN YOU, THE KINGDOM IN YOU?!
The answer is simple… MARKETING 101. This is a time-tested technique. The elite, know most people will just take their word for it and won’t go to God. The elite, are egotistical liars who are enslaving God’s children, they are task masters who want to keep everyone in fear and guilt and keep the only salvation there TRULY IS far from them.
Let’s take a look at the tools of marketing for a second. Anyone with a marketing or business degree knows this. There are basically four things to make a business succesful, and religion has mastered it. Let’s take a look at them.
1) Create a need – (Tell people they need salvation and tell them even though they didn’t do anything wrong, the bible says they were born this way, then get them to NEED religion to make them feel better about their now obvious insecurity, that religion created)
2) Meet that need – (Tell people, the only way to have salvation from the troubles in the world is to accept this Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Krishna, Pope, or whatever other savior they offer as their product to end all products)
3) Create a reward system – (Tell people if they do what they are told to do, they will one day know Heaven, and all the perfect joy that goes along with it)
4) Create a consequence for not buying into the product being sold – (tell the people if they don’t buy what they are selling they will BURN FOREVER, scare them into the cult of religion)
Now many churches take it further, like the Catholics to ensure a constant flow of customers. (Tell the people they can’t use birth control and the instant they are born say they need to be baptized, then create steps so all along that person’s life they need to keep meeting these goals OR ELSE)
I am not picking on Catholics here, just trying to point out something. Religion takes scripture, which they obviously don’t truly understand or have a greater revelation of and twist it to fit their agenda.
Let’s be real people, they say the goal of the Christian Churches and their thousands of denominations is to SAVE SOULS… Many evangelical preachers will go so far as to say based on the number of people who came up to the altar that they SAVED 50, or a 100, or more… And then will tell people we need to raised more money to save more… But let’s be real, God doesn’t need anyone’s money to save, and God can save perfectly well without the help of religion.
The sad and ugly truth of Religion is this, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! SHOW US THE MONEY AND WE’LL SHOW YOU HEAVEN, they promise. Yet, they do nothing but make people more ignorant and hurt than they are.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves
So why am I here? To tell you, you don’t need to do what religion says, you don’t need to go to church, you don’t need to give into fear tactics, you don’t need to give your money, you don’t need to do anything but RETURN TO GOD! And the only way to do that is to GO WITHIN YOURSELF and SEEK TO FIND!
It is truly disturbing what I see in the land today. Sadder still is the fact that when I was ignorant of the scriptures, and still a child in my walk, I too was a fool (didn’t really believe in God because I believed in religions god, which is CARNAL MAN’S EGO)… the god of this world, is the god religion is worshipping today and it is MANKIND’S EGO. But now that my eyes have been opened I see that the key has always been within, and it isn’t up to me or anyone else to say you have to do this or to do that to find salvation. It’s up to God, and he will place the desire in your heart to find the TRUTH for yourself, which will set you free. WE DON’T DO THE WORK REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE FEAR MONGERS TEACH!
3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit
We are SAVED, when our MINDS ARE CHANGED, RENEWED. And until that day, sadly religious people are so hateful, prideful, and insecure that anyone who states something different from what they have been brainwashed into believing, the fangs come out. And it isn’t pretty. But this is only because they are ignorant to the truth. They don’t have the knowledge of the TRUTH.
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom
Now I know what I am writing here may sound blasphemous for some. But I am telling you the truth, religion is not the answer, the belief in a single man from thousands of years ago is not the answer (his life was an allegory, a pattern, the way we all must travel), the only salvation there is to be found is in the here and now, not the hereafter and the good news is all will find this. Which is why we must love and forgive all. LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS! Now for many these words will seem as vulgar, and I may be called terrible names (which I do not mind, nor should you), because…
2 Corinthians 4:3
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing
Now does this mean, they are going to die… NO! It means their EGO, their outer man is still dying. They haven’t put off that former conversation with the flesh (which basically is, worship the image of mankind instead of the spirit hidden within the image) – This OUTWARD man, this OUTWARD BELIEF, HAS TO GO… And the good news is, it will!
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
I want you to look at the TWO GODS in this world. One is TRUE, One is FALSE.. Then question and ask yourself which God is the God you worship.
God wants to deliver and set free, his words and promises are true, does not condemn, saves all.
Mankind’s ego (god of this world) wants to rule, hoard, dictate, condemn, and control, is a hypocrite who condemns, damns.
The True God – is our Father – which when translated from the original text doesn’t mean father in the natural sense… not at all. You might be surprised to find out what it means however. You have to remember the bible uses metaphoric language, it is an allegory (and yes some has literal meaning, but even that has a metaphorical undertone and truth to is) – So we must discern, and seek the deeper meaning of even the simple words we find like “Oh Father who art in heaven” – If we don’t we will see God as an Old Man with a beard… as opposed to what scripture states God to be.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth
And no one can see the SPIRIT… It is like the WIND, as are the children of the GREAT SPIRIT called GOD or FATHER… So when we read Father, we are not meant to take it as a literal man, but as a generator, creator, a divine force that creates, leads, and guides… as temporal Father’s do.
Here is the original word and definition.
FATHER: path/r – the originator and transmitter of anything the authors of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself one who has infused his own spirit into others, who actuates and governs their minds
And our GOD IS ONE… which means the self-same spirit that is IN ME, is IN YOU! And this SPIRIT governs our thoughts! So even though we have DIED and left the world of the living for the LUSTS OF THIS DEATH (IGNORANCE/FALSE BELIEFS), WE WILL RETURN to the UNITY we had before the creation of the world… and I means the LUSTS THEREIN.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
So let me try to briefly get into the LAMB OF GOD, and dispel some of the false beliefs we have had about this LAMB as being a symbol of peace and salvation. When in fact the LAMB is the very thing that needs to BE PUT TO DEATH. The LAMB IS THE OLD MAN, slain from the foundation of the world.
News flesh: If this article has been troubling to you, it’s about to change everything for you. Proceed with an open mind and heart,
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
Now this is about to change everything about what you have believed about this LAMB! First please notice, the BOOK OF LIFE… what is the BOOK OF LIFE ABOUT… The answer is, THE LAMB SLAIN.
The Book of Life OF the lamb slain.
Now we would think this means, that the LAMB was Jesus and he was sacrificed to save us before the literal world began… BUT YOU’D be thinking wrong. The LAMB/SHEEP of God is HUMANITY… Adam/jesus/everyone – ADAM was slain… Adam means HUMANITY, MANKIND it nothing to do with a single man, but it means ALL OF MANKIND. It is a plural word, Adam is.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created THEM!
Note the word THEM… Man=mankind = all of us. And when the WORLD (we know by now, this means the LUSTS OF THE WORLD) was conceived in the mind of man (eating of that tree) mankind was slain.
Oh I know, many will say this is not what it means. But let’s look at that verse in revelation again, and translate a few words for you, to see WHY the LAMB was slain. And here is a hint, it wasn’t TO SAVE ANYONE, it was SLAIN (cut off from the land of living/enlightenment) FROM, FROM, FROM the foundation of these LUSTS (WORLD). Why did I write FROM three times? Because it doesn’t mean from as in a literal date… Take a look at what it literally means.
FROM = Apo = of separation
of local separation, after verbs of motion from a place i.e. of departing, of fleeing, …
FROM = Apo = of origin
of the place whence anything is, comes, befalls, is taken
of origin of a cause
The Lamb (humanity) was slain (when it began to believe itself separate from the whole(God) by creating these lusts (lusts of eyes, flesh, pride of life)
So really this scripture has nothing to do with a single man being murdered to appease some vengeful gods wrath. But it has everything to do with how we (humanity) became ignorant of God… we created an EGO for ourselves and then began to worship that EGO (old/outward man) and we even created a god out of that EGO and we called him Jesus. This my friends is the sad truth. Although many will say Jesus the MAN is God (knowing full well scripture says God is not a man) – people need to understand the message that Jesus of the scriptures was trying to get across… If you don’t lose your EGO you won’t save your sense of identity and life, if you don’t follow him and do as he did (crucify the flesh), if you DON’T BECOME THE SLAIN LAMB you won’t be worthy to open the BOOK OF LIFE which is yours to begin with, to find every NAME (nature) that is written in there. Jesus wanted people to take their eyes of of his “I”dentity/ego… and put their eyes on the FATHER.
The FATHER – which simply means the ORIGINATOR AND CONTROLLER OF EVERYTHING IN US, ABOUT US, FOR US.
If Jesus the “ego” man was a good man, he wouldn’t have corrected the rich man.
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God
Jesus was always trying to get people to take their eyes off of him, and place them on God.
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.
If Jesus honored himself, as Christian Religious leaders try to get you to honor him, he would be as big a mess as the people teaching that nonsense.
Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me
Here is the problem in a nutshell. People worship Man’s Ego (the one formed from the dust that the serpent eats (carnal mind assimilates)… instead of Man’s SPIRIT which is LIFE INDEED.
And why wouldn’t we? We have been sold a lie from the day we were old enough to understand the words coming out of the liars mouths. REMEMBER the first man (nature of you and me) is dead in our trespass… and what is our trespass (the foundation of the world) – the creation of these lusts within us, thinking we are god, believing we have to do this or that to inherit anything. The Ego man has been exalting himself about God for so long, saying God is outside of him or her that God (who is man’s true spirit) had to cast him and her down.
12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High
I know some of you will say, WAIT A MINUTE THAT IS SATAN… well I don’t have time to correct that, but God will, and I do have an article about Lucifer on this blog to the left of your screen somewhere, find it.
So why did the LAMB need to be sacrificed? — TO TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD… because it was the LAMB (ignorant mankind) that fell victim to all of this nonsense to begin with. So the LAMB has to be slain, and once it is SLAIN – it will be worthy to open the greater truths of God.
I know you think the Lamb is a peaceful animal and a symbol of our savior. News for you, the LAMB is the farthest thing from the SAVIOR… that is why it needs to be put to death. THE SHEPHERD is the savior not the sheep.
First let’s look at the characteristics of the LAMB, which is basically a Sheep (thanks Dean Dosher for that one :))
1. timid, fearful, easily panicked
2. dumb stupid, gullible
3. mob psychology
4. easily influenced
5. very vulnerable to fear, frustration
6. Short sighted, bad reasoning skills
7. no means of self-defense; can only run
8. easily killed by enemies
9. jealous, competitive for dominance
10. can’t tell between good and bad water to drink
11. Will die if left alone.
14. easily flipped over on back, unable to get back on feet and will die without help
15. frequently looking to rest or sleep
16. don’t like to be cleaned
17. creatures of habit
19. need the MOST care out of ALL livestock
20. totally dependent of shepherd for every need
21. need “rod and staff” guidance – NEEDS TO BE FORCED BY SUFFERING
Does that sound like a LEADER AND SAVIOR? A sheep is a total meathead, is scared all the time, can’t defend itself from enemies, subject to the mob mentality (sound like any religious people we know), doesn’t want to be cleaned, can’t tell the difference between dirty or clean water, is perverse and will eat poisonous things, and if it lands on its back, IT CAN’T GET BACK UP!
Wake up call people… The Lamb and the Lion lying down together is not some great beautiful picture of peace, it is an allegory of how all the ENEMIES (egotistical natures in man) of GOD will not be able to hurt those enlightened to the truth. OF COURSE THE LION, WOLF, BEAR, SNAKE, AND LAMB hang together, they are meant for each other, because they are all FALSE IDENTITIES in MANKIND.
Don’t believe me, look at this verse carefully.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Read that again, scripture states the LAMB SHALL NO LONGER HURT OR DESTROY those in God’s holy mountain…. I know right? Crazy!
Think about it, being a fearful, ignorant, helpless lamb is more damaging to the Kingdom of God then anything. The animals we find here are all symbols of natures in mankind. The GOOD NEWS IS, one day, these natures will not hurt GOD’S PEOPLE… why you ask? BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD!
Let’s take another look at the LION and LAMB, and how the Lamb and Lion story is not some beautiful story about everyone getting along, but about how once people come to the knowledge of the truth these perverse natures within us, will be a thing of the past… BECAUSE THEY WILL BE SACRIFICED AND KILLED OFF!
23They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. 24And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Once again, we see Isaiah quoting God as saying the LAMB WILL NO LONGER HURT OR DESTROY in my HOLY MOUNTAIN (which is of course our heart/mind) — God states hear, God is in control and things will be good, and we will suffer no more. NOT BECAUSE HE MURDERED A MAN NAMED JESUS, but because we SACRIFICED this LAMB NATURE to take away the SINS OF THE WORLD.
Think about it, what happened to be killed and utterly destroyed for the spirit of death to pass by in Egypt? THE LAMB! Then once that was done they were set free!
When John was pointing out the LAMB OF GOD that takes away the sins of the world, he was pointing out the OUTWARD MAN, that HAS TO BE SACRIFICED… As Jesus said, WE ARE CRUSIFIED WITH HIM, as Jesus said we must pick up our cross and follow him, we too as the LAMB OF GOD must enter that sheepgate to become the Shepherd of the sheep.
Sheep are not called into the Sheep Gate so a man named Jesus can take care of them… They are called into the Sheepgate to be slaughtered! That is what the Sheep gate is, it is where the Lambs/Sheep are brought to be sacrificed for the sins of the world.
We are as SHEEP lead to slaughter are we not? This is good news. We are led to a place where we can put the false nature/identity of who we think we are to death, and then we can be risen again into life. And what happens when we enter the sheep fold?
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
The Door is CHRIST, And when you enter into Christ the OLD MAN (LAMB) must die.
For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place
Mankind has forgotten the truth of who they are, they have backslidden, and they have become (lambs) fearful, timid, dumb, perverse, etc etc…
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Now believe it or not, this really is great news for me and you. WE CAN’T FAIL! We will do as Israel did we will sacrifice that “lamb/sheep” nature, we will do as Jesus did, we will “sacrifice our lamb/sheep nature” and the instant we do so, we will be resurrected into the newness of LIFE. The LIFE that we left.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
If you have eyes to see it… this speaks of us, and the God within us… We are the Lambs/sheep that went astray, we have been oppressed, afflicted, we are brought as lamb’s to slaughter (thank God for this) we have been dumb as sheep, we have been taken from the prison and judgment of our ignorance, we were CUT OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING (enlightened), we made our grave with the wicked and rich in death (ignorance) and because of all of this, our TRUE NATURE (Christ in Us/God’s Holy Spirit) had to bear it all, as we bore it all… FOR WE ARE ONE PEOPLE AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE!
I know this essay is a difficult one, and I myself am still learning, so ask and receive, seek and find, never take the word of Man, but go to God. I can only report what I believe to be true… the question is, “who will believe our report? To whom is the arm of the lord revealed?”
Much love, Jacob
“the Truth Will Change You”
This was just brought to my attention as I was pondering on all that was written by those above:
First; I truly thank-you for bringing this forth at this time, a great foundational truth indeed, that if we do not have a right foundation of our salvation, then our whole building(Ministry) will come crashing down:
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world that was slain from the foundation of the world(A foundational truth), even as is written:
He was the lamb of God without spot or blemish:
Another witness; God in the old testament had to sacrifice a lamb without spot or blemish once a year for the sins of the peoples as a testament and witness to who Jesus was, even as Jesus is the fulfilment of all that was written in the old testament of Him, Jesus is that Lamb of God that took away the sins of the people once and for all:
This is a very great foundational truth that is unto our free gift of salvation that no man can boast;
(All because of Him):
Now this is what I can also see; we are full of sin, even with many spots and blemishes, so how can we be accepted apart from His sacrifice for our sins: Apart from being cleansed first in His blood for remission of sins, to cleans us from all unrighteousness even:
Therefore; was not the Blood of the spotless lamb of God, that was without blemish, that was shed for the sins of the world, to count for anything???
What was all of His suffering on that cross all about???
Forgive them Father they no not what they do!!!
O Yes; we are truly dumb sheep indeed, but not worthy to be slain to redeem anything, not even ourselves; that’s what the blood of Jesus did on that cross at Calvary:
Are you saying that we can redeem ourselves apart from the Blood of Christ, The Spotless lamb of God???
In the book of “The revelation of Jesus Christ” it is written,: Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Therefore; if we don’t have our foundational truth right and we did not overcome anything by the blood of Christ; then our whole (ministry) building will come tumbling down, or worse yet, if we added to or have taken away from the prophecy of this book, then things do not look so good:
Just thoughts I am given to ponder on:
Thank-you Jacob for this version of what you have been given for us to see:
Yet, I truly see differently even as I too have been given sight to see that if we do not have our foundation built on the truth of who Jesus is, then we are building on sand:
Could it be; that is why Jesus said; He will build His church on the revelation of who He is:
Who does man say that I am, Peter said; YOU are the Christ !!! The son of the Living God!!!
Therefore; I too exalt Jesus to be Thee Christ, Thee Son of the living God, the only one without sin to redeem us back to God in and by his blood:
Thank-you Again Jacob; Alexandria:
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I applaud you for taking the time to express your faith in such a way. I also so appreciate the fact that you have been spending time on my blog, reading these essays. I would like to point something out, you are correct that many have been taught, what people call foundational truths/doctrines… but I must say many of these are incorrect, and actually lead a person farther away from the spirit and Kingdom of God then one would think… For example, to say that Jesus was without sin, is to deny the fact that he took upon himself the sins of the world (as we did) and became sin himself… also Jesus was tempted in the wilderness and scriptures tells us that “when a man is tempted he is drawn away by his own lusts” (as we are as well)… Jesus said to us, that “as I am so are you in this world”, Jesus was called the first born among many brethren, the first risen from the dead (ignorance)… meaning we are all the same. We are all part of the same body, the foot is not greater than the hand, etc… We have been taught that our salvation lies in a single man from thousands of years ago, and that we must wait for his return… Yet, the scriptures state that salvation is now, there is no return for God has not forsaken us or left us, that the HOPE OF GLORY is not waiting for someone to return, but CHRIST IN YOU… JESUS said I AM THE WAY, meaning we must do as he did, be as he was, understand as he understood, etc… God only had ONE SON… and that is humanity as a whole…. So my faith is not in some man from years ago, but the spirit of the living God which is IN US ALL… For the scriptures teach us, God is our salvation, there is no salvation but God… and we are saved from our ignorance, because God is the spirit of TRUTH and LOVE. Isaiah 43:11
I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour — This is not Jesus speaking, but the SPIRIT OF GOD which resides in us all, as Jesus taught. In any event, like you I am constantly seeking and praying and questioning, so let us both together continue to seek and encourage each other. For I know that it is truly impossible for man to know the height, depth, and width of God… so I could always be wrong in the these I write, but I don’t believe that is so. Much love to you and yours, Jacob
But it pleased the Father to reveal the Son, and it pleases the Son to reveal the Father:
Therefore; when the Father reveals the Son to us, then do we have the true revelation of Jesus, even as it was with me:
Then we too can overcome the enemy by the truth, but we have to have the way through the blood of the lamb established in us first: Otherwise we are liken to the other two thieves on the crosses beside Jesus on His cross: It is like a thief trying to come up some other way even:
Jesus said; I am the way(Passover) The Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world, Day 1; before He said I am the truth(Pentecost) Day 2; I will give you Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth: Only after the way and truth is established in us can we come up to Day 3, I am the life, tabernacles: Then does our Father and Jesus come and make their abode with us: It is a 3 fold revealing of who Jesus is as the Lamb of God, and the Spirit of Christ and the Son of God:
The book of “The revelation of Jesus Christ” Reveals Jesus and who He is: They overcame him(The lawless one) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death: See the 3 fold here:
Jesus said, I am the way, He is our foundation; O He was tempted as are we all, but He was without sin, even as is written:
Jesus as all man, still was of the sinful nature of the beast, and that is why He is likened to a beast: But Again; He was tempted but without sin. He was God’s Lamb of sacrifice for us, therefore; He was kept from sin: The Lamb of God that was without spot or blemish even, His blood was required to take the sins of the world:
That is why Israel had to have also a spotless lamb without blemish to represent Him, the spotless lamb was to take away the sins of Israel from them for a year: Each year they would have to offer up a spotless Lamb without blemish to God: The lamb became their sin offering to God: Jesus is the fulfilment of all that was walked out by Israel:
It was the Passover lamb of God, that God supplied for us a Lamb without spot or blemish to become a sin offering for us, because He was without sin, therefore; Only He could become our saviour and take upon Him our charge, and because He Himself was found faultless, He was then found to be the sacrifice that was required for us to now be brought back into relationship with God, even as our Father in and by the blood of His lamb:
Blessed was Peter to have the Son revealed to Him first, because it was the Father who revealed the Son to Him, And only upon that rock Jesus was going to build His church:
Jesus became the chief corner stone that the builders rejected: The revelation of who He is:
If we do not have the foundation of “Jesus who is “THE WAY” established in us before building, then when tested by the winds, it will fall:
What would you say to Jesus if He asked you; “Who does Jacob say that I the Son of Man am”??? Peter got it right!!!
You seem to think your revelation is through the correct Spirit, but you tend to lean on what I have been taught by man and not the Holy Spirit through the Revealing of the Son by our Father; that is not so:
I was not ever religious or taught by man anything, but only by the Holy Spirit as Jesus was even revealed to me also by our Father; we are to prove all things:
I was shown a one can pray for truth, but the truth can quickly go into error or even down right deception, if we hold the truth in unbelief, even above the one who became the truth(Jesus):
Jesus is the Way, the truth and the life: Day 1, the Passover Lamb of God; Day 2, Pentecost, The Spirit of God; Day 3 Tabernacles, His abiding presence: A 3 fold salvation as we follow onto know Him:
Jesus Christ, the Son of God is “The Foundation”, “The Walls”, and “The Capstone” even Gods building: But to not have that chief corner stone in place that the builder rejected: That is a great error that will cause much ruin indeed:
Thank-you Jacob, In Jesus Name Alexandria:
You have a strong belief system and that is fine, but I stand by what I write and know what I write to be true. The scriptures are an allegory, Jesus very clearly pointed out that people should NOT worship him, but model themselves after him, understand that as he is so are they… When the man came to Jesus and called him good Master, Jesus said, “why do you call me good… NO ONE IS GOOD save God”… Again the scripture say, “God is not a man that he should lie, or the son of man that he should repent”… Jesus was a man, and called himself the son of man… Jesus was not God, yet Jesus (like us) was IN GOD AND GOD IN HIM… the same with us… The stone which the builders rejected in the scriptures is not Jesus the man, it is not a literal man either… But it is the foundational truth that everything hangs on… In any event, we see things differently and that is okay, and I do appreciate you taking the time to share your point of view. Peace to you and yours, Jacob
Just reread this…wow blows my mind..feel incredibly grateful to be in the place to “see” this. Thank you jacob
I feel the same way when I re-read these… LOL, it’s easy to forget what you already know. Much love to you and yours, Penny
Oh boy, that took some digesting… never mind sheep, that’s some major sacred cow tipping! My mind is open, I’m chewing the cud….but like a cow I may have to chew and digest several times! But it is truth, I feel it already……….
LOL Joy, I know the feeling, we all do need to chew on things, swallow them, then bring them back up to chew on them some more to get all the nurtrients (life) we can… I need to do this several times as well. have a great week, Jacob
These are great truths Bro! The Lord continue to bless you!
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Jacob, sounds like you were preaching, brother! ha Fast as you could say it and fast as you could type. I enjoyed reading it, it’s on somebody’s page and directed me here. Appreciate the Word………….I just see the John 14 as a special place Jesus leads a special people to the Father’s Hand, a higher place, for His Father was greater, and then he said they were one. So he grew in stature………….glory! written lots on this on my page…….we just write so much we often don’t read each other, but I really enjoyed this…….and wish to bless you in the name of the Lord! Carlene
Thanks so much Carlene, I hear you about that it is nice when you get a chance to enjoy what other people are saying and the best part is finding out we are all saying the same thing… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Jacob 🙂
Made you really think exactly what a sheep is and does, and acts like, and they do eat the posineous plants, and topple over in a ditch and can’t get up and will lay there and die if someone don’t come to the rescue, and they don’t like being alone. Also the dogs that sheep herd, has to bite at their ankles because their so stubborn and won’t go the right direction being herded, or wondered off and the dogs have to make them change their direction and get back to the herd. They have to be chased down and redirected. I had a batch of rotten apples from a tree, and they could smell it and they followed me all over the place wanting those stinky apples so did the cows and llamas followed. The stench drove them to follow, just like the world and its smelly stench it puts out to attrack us, and the tv commercials, media, news, put out a stench and it attracks us and we like sheep follow the smell. The world lures us, by our senses, if its pleasing to our senses we turn to that direction gladly.
Good article, makes you think and ponder and makes sense, we need to read deeper than we do, not just read the surface of things and go by mans thoughts and ways and traditions. God said to diligenty seek Him so He may be found by you, diligently seek Him, go deeper than go deeper yet.
That is really cool Vicki, I would like to have been to one of those shows as well. It is interesting what we learn when we look at the characteristics of animals. Like you I am going to diligently seek God to learn more and go deeper than ever before. Much love to you and yours, Jacob
I think that if we all would reread 2Timothy 3:16 and notice that the word “is” was added by the translators it would make us pause and reconsider. 2Timothy 3:16 reads without the added “is”….All scripture given by inspiration of God….this is from the original manuscript….so I guess we could all come to our own conclusions about the meaning of this scripture but it sounds to me like some of the biblical info might not be God inspired….as always Jacob, you are inspiring and write from the place of love within you…thank you
Jacob this article has open my eyes to see God’s wonderful true love that He has for us all.I have been reading many of your writtings and I see with new eyes.
I have been seeking the truth of God’s love for many years I know now that is God spirit in me that is coming to know the truth and how he loves us all.
I still have times I have fear come in my heart but after reading this truth it is fading more each new day.
Love in Christ Dan
Daniel, that is awesome to read! That made my morning and I am so glad that my essays are clicking with you, it is an amazing thing to see with new eyes! Much love to you and yours, Jacob
Good article. Causing me to think more about questions I’ve had: if Jesus died on the cross to save us and forgive us our sins, why do we have to keep asking him to forgive our sins?
God In Me is such an awesome, beautiful thought!
Barbara, thank you so much and your comment is such a beautiful one. I hope and pray we all continue to seek and find. Much love, Jacob
you would diminish Jesus Christ to embellish yourself!!! What does it matter what false ministers or “profits” have said? If the blind lead the blind….., you’ve done this before and I said nothing, now I tell you plainly, continue on this path at your own peril….at whose feet will it be that you will cast your crown?
Jerry, I would have to disagree with you man. I wouldn’t dimish anyone to embellish myself. We should never tear down another and lift ourselves up. This is a hard thing for us to learn, because our egotistical carnal nature loves to judge others. Jerry I will continue on this path, because I want to know God, I want to be used by God, and I want to love unconditionally. God directs our steps so I couldn’t choose to do different even if I wanted to. Sorry the article offended you. I wrote it, I believe over a year ago but I don’t think I would change a word. Peace to you and yours, jacob
WOW! Beautiful peice of thread in the tapestry of the wholeness.
I am so glad you enjoyed it, love the comments people post I learn and see so much more from them, as well as being lifted up by them, and you have done that for me today. Thank you, Jacob
Joh 1:29 On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!
Rev 5:6 And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.
Rev 7:17 for the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them unto fountains of waters of life: and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Rev 14:10 he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they that are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true words of God.
Rev 21:23 And the city hath no need of the sun,Rev 22:2 in the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.
Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb,
Rev 22:2 in the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3 And there shall be no curse any more: and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein: and his servants shall serve him;
Hey there! For some reason your comment went to spam, I fished it out, and approved it… God I love those verses… The Lamb Slain – (The slaughter Lamb) is indeed the one who will be the Shepherd… as “Those that enter the sheepfold/gate (entrance to temple for sacrafice) the same become the Shepherd of the sheep.” I love it! Thanks so much!
Once again Jacob you are unwrapping from us the veils of religion. Good article.
If Jesus’s Death was Sacrificing the death of his ego as an exame for us all or even a sacrice for all mans egos then wouldn’t that be suicide rather than atonement. I think I’m following you just not sure if I agree yet. I believe that the Purpose of the messiahs life was to live , teach, and then die for all mankind. For their sins. God accepted the final blood offering. He said it was finished. I also believe that he lives within me. I live because of Him. My life is changed because of him. In regards to worshipping him I am forever grateful for what He accomplished.
the Truth remains…illusions come and go…if We are forever, We shall know the Truth!
Amen! It gets better and better! No offense here, I truly see what you are saying Jacob..and CLEARLY! Jesus is an idol, he was never meant to be worshiped. He was a ‘model’ for us to follow. Powerful stuff once again! That is why he preached the “Kingdom of God” within you, because it truly is.
Right on Alicia! The pattern for which we all follow, what he did we do, or we have nothing at all do we.. Peace and thanks for the comment.
So this means there is nothing wrong with the new age religion practicing Christ Consciousness is there? Since Jesus is a pattern for them also and not “the Saviour”. Please I need answers
Emi’el religions of all kinds have twisted the scriptures to enrich themselves. I’m not into New Age and I’m not into what people would call Religious Christianity… I am about seeking The Truth No matter what the cost… Let God teach you… ask God to open your eyes to what the scriptures really mean … start by reading everything Jesus said and imagine these words directed at you (pray for understanding and the Holy Spirit) will guide you … not me
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves
Once a convert is won by the church the church makes them twice as much a product (son) of ignorance (hell) as the one that won that mans heart.
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OMG! Missing pieces are popping into place, that I was conscious of, like a kid jumping on bubble wrap! But also, God, through you, is also unearthing & awakening unconscious missing pieces in me!!!
It just keeps getting better & better…beyond what I could have thought or imagined.
Whoa…just as a harlot is not limited to Israel…neither is a lamb to ignorance…
Let us look….1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot… We know that the blood is the LIFE within Christ…The Lamb of God is holy, meaning without blemish (made after God’s own image} I know now why God brought to mind, to seek out how the blood shed from Christ saves anyone. To answer this and to know just what the Lamb of God truly is..we must ask “Why the shedding of blood? Why not just go get dunked in the river Jordan? How about if we just walk around in circles for 3 days and we will be saved?” The Lamb of God (Truth of who you are in its infancy). We are all crucified with the Lamb….means when the original intent of a thing is stopped or aborted. The LIFE GIVER’s (Christ) purpose was stopped by the shedding of HIS blood (Life) therefore our life stopped because the source of it was aborted…By whom? Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity,(emptiness) not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope…Why was the creature made subject (put to death) to vanity (emptiness) by God? I mean all of what Jacob has written about BEGS this simple question…Why did we need to be made empty of our true nature? Why did our original state of perfection need to be taken from us in the first place? Its not like God said “Gee, sorry Adam didnt see that coming”..LOL Find this answer as to why the need to be stripped of our garb in order to live and then you will know why John says “behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” Remember John was the greatest man born of woman…Why the high esteem from Jesus? The greatest man outside of heaven is the one that knows he is an imposter and needs to be decreased or put to death and the truth of himself which is to him not fully grown (understood or revealed)is signified as a lamb. That lamb becomes more understood or revealed when we enter by way of the door into the sheepfold (place where the truth is kept) The sheep (greater understanding of the lamb) hear the voice of the one who has came in thru the door (shepherd) and are led out into manifestations within the creation…
DanG….all of your questions can be answered by seeking and then waiting…I have found revelation and inspiration in the silence of seeking within…your resolution to your unanswered questions is a personal journey to enlightenment….it comes to you when you seek to know just because…….
Excellent post….as one who has spent a little time in the 4-H animal raising world, there are a couple of other sheep characteristics that are worht mentioning.
When obtaining sheep for showing purposes, it has been said by experts that you cannot have just the one sheep. You must have at least two, or they will not eat or do well at all. Also, sheep have VERY poor “depth-perception” as far as their eyesight goes. That may explain why so many “followers” of so-called shepherds just blindly go where the shepherd leads them and never give a thought to anything beyond what is right in front of them.
Thanksfor the insight on sheep, I have been to sheep showing shows in Missouri, and they were in pairs or more. never alone. They had also mennonite women showing you how to take the sheep wool and spin it into yarn, it was so interesting to watch.
Onederful news….thank you Jacob for spreading the goodness…may it bring freedom to whomsoever will!!
a good one!!