But he that is greatest among (within) you shall be your servant.
There are two ways to look at that scripture. One is to see that the true purpose of life is to esteem others greater than yourself. The other is to understand the GREATEST IN YOU is YOUR SERVANT. But that is another paper for another time. Tonight I wanted to share something a bit more personal. I wanted to write something from my heart, to share what I have been going through spiritually, what I have been thinking about, and what has been troubling me lately.
The greatest thing lately is that I have found that I have no real deep insight to share with anyone, meaning I have no manna from heaven… except the only message I know needs to be spread today, and it’s so simple and wonderful, that I was so surprised that sharing it recently in my video sparked such outrage. So shaken by this, I found myself so confused, that the simplicity of the message was lost on people who seem to be focused only on things that are complex and unattainable.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Our EGO deceives us through our intellect, our desire to be intellectual, smart, wise in our own eyes, and when we allow our EGO to corrupt the very simple message of CHRIST IN YOU/AS YOU, Mankind’s lust for wisdom, power, and pride corrupts it, making the EGO god, and killing the very truth of who you are, through a bunch of unnecessary complications mankind created to keep mankind’s EGO in control, and keep the TRUTH of who we are hidden. Which is why once that TRUTH, in its simplicity is shared, people go OFF!
1 Corinthians 1
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Now this is for those who can hear it… WE ARE TO TAKE UP OUR CROSS. Christ’s is our Cross. It is when we CROSS from the ignorance and death of who we think we are, to the Life of knowing who we truly are. But that is another paper indeed.
I wanted to write this short paper on something that has truly been eating away at me. So much so, for a moment, it caused me to second guess about everything I do on this blog, youtube, and facebook.
What began as a simple desire to share with the world insights I believe I have been blessed with, in hopes that it would somehow better the lives of those reading, has become something I truly wasn’t prepared for. Hence the title of this essay, “No King Here”.
What I mean by this is, lately I been receiving a good deal of criticism and a great deal of praise, both of which I do not believe I deserve. Don’t get me wrong I love to provoke thought, and I love even more that something I write, or say, seems to do good in another’s life. Also, I don’t want to be misunderstood, I am not a fragile bird who gets all down in the dumps when people call me a “false prophet, deceiver, messenger of satan, possessed, evil, etc” to be honest I think those who do such have also put me on some kind of a platform; they do this by stating that I have been given some kind of power that “little old me” could possibly mislead people by such power. Now the idea that I can save someone spiritually or damn someone spiritually is not just funny, it is sad.
Sad because I only share what I share because I have the desire to do so. In addition I do so without expecting anything in return. I am not a pastor, I don’t lead a congregation, I’m not the head of anything, not even my family, my wife and I are partners at that 🙂 and we both understand that we can only be who we are. We love each other in good times and bad. That is why our marriage is blessed, we don’t put unrealistic expectations on the other, and don’t believe the other to be anything but who they are. Which is something that more people should do, not just in marriage, but in life, along the road to spiritual enlightenment. Don’t make anyone to be a King over you.
I often receive emails, like one today, where I am asked to give further proof of the things I write. Many of my readers, don’t really know if they should believe what is written, so they take my essays to their “spiritual leaders” for their okay… Even today, I was asked to give more proof, “scriptural” so that one reader could then provide more proof to their pastor, because their pastor says I haven’t backed up what is written with enough scriptural proof. Is it just me, or does someone see a problem with this. This person, has a) made their pastor to be the end all be all of their faith, and b) because of this has then come to me, to Prove myself more.
They said therefore unto him, What miracle will you show us, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work
Herod wanted the same thing. PROVE YOURSELF! I am all for giving every person an answer, but not when the answer has already been given and the person rejects it and says, “If this is the answer REALLLLLLY prove it to me.”
The point of this whole essay is I have no need. I am not trying to prove anyone wrong or prove myself right, I am simply sharing what I believe to be true. And now it is up to you to do what you will with it. This is your life, your walk, your amazing journey, I am simply a passerby that has your attention for but a moment. And so, I offered not other scriptures to prove what I wrote to be true, nor should I ever have to defend or prove myself to anyone, but God.
Which is why, the condemnation I received the other night really shook me to the core and I wanted this essay to be an explanation of sorts. You see, when I received the blow back openly and privately from sharing a simple video on the power of “Love”, it really sort of put the proverbial straw on the camel’s back and broke me.
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
I found myself having to do what I never have had to do before, to answer critics. I dare say, even defend my beliefs, which don’t need defence. However, I felt that if I didn’t, people who may be paying attention would think that I had no answers for them. You see that is what the problem is to begin with… I am not the person people should turn to to learn about the things of God, sure I love to share what I know, but I am no spiritual leader, and I will not wear that mantle regardless of how many tell me that is who I am…. You see, where many others would be happy to have others think they somehow know more, or have learned more, or are greater than others, I see that my life is not my own, not of my own making, and thus, I cannot take any credit for anything anyone has learned. If someone has learned something from my blog, or videos, they did not learn it from me, I simply was there to help them remember what they already knew (which is why they know it to be true)… A person cannot teach anyone about themselves, or God… Only God can do that, and only they can do that.
And as for those that can’t hear what I hear, or know what I know, that doesn’t threaten of bother me. Because I know a person can only believe what they can handle at that time. So for those that were looking for debate, it wouldn’t matter if I proved the point correct one hundred thousand times, they would never see it, because they are blinded to it. (for now)… If truth be told, no answer I can ever give someone who is “dead” set in their beliefs will ever change their stance, or view-point. But that doesn’t mean one day they won’t. It just means that when you enter into a new understanding, you will begin to see others in not their best light (because most you will find who attack you are in darkness)
2 Timothy 3
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
———- 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now if I may share what I believe Paul is warning Timothy about here, is not about the “last days of the literal world” – as this was advice he sent out long before you and I came on the scene. But I believe he was telling Timothy about how in the “Last Days of Our Ignorance” perilous times will come (be revealed). I believe the closer we get to seeing the very nature of God, which is love, peace, humility, compassion, acceptance, etc, and etc, that we will begin to see others in the world in a less than godly way. I believe he is saying, that the closer you get to the end of your carnal life, the more ugly the world and those around you will appear. The last line I quoted is by far my favorite, EVER LEARNING BUT NEVER ABLE TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH… This really does sum up so many today. So proud of all they are learning or have learned that they would scour to the world to find one speck in another’s beliefs while ignoring the void of love in their heart. Now scripture is clear, one day, ALL WILL COME TO THE UNITY OF THE FAITH… But what is the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH that they are not coming to understand… Well it is the very thing I have been for weeks now trying to share here on my blog, facebook, and youtube, also it is the main “hidden” message of my book. The KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH is the KNOWLEDGE OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE. Look at this scripture.
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 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: — That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive
Look at that for a moment, the Knowledge of the TRUTH (Christ), also means to come to the knowledge of the SON (child) of God, and to come UNTO A PERFECT MAN, and UNTO THE MEASURE of the STATURE OF THE FULLNESS (Notice is does not say “part of”, or some, or separate from, but it says FULLNESS) — THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST (which is the power and wisdom of God, God’s anointed revealed in you (who people think you to be) in the literal world) — The knowledge of the truth is to get people to get to the FULLNESS OF CHRIST in their waking life. — MEANING, we become CHRIST, not as Christ, not a part of Christ, but the FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him (CHRIST), which is the head of all principality and power
The very work I am laboring (only God knows why, for this is my greatest desire), the very thing I daily try to do is to get people to wake up to who they are. Not who they think they are, that is the ANTI-CHRIST… Who you think you are is the very enemy of who you really are, which is why you and I suffer and seem to be at war within ourselves. Which is why it is so important to get everyone to come to the Knowledge of who they are, so we will NO LONGER BE SPOILED by carnal philosophy, debate, deceit, traditions of men, or be tossed back and forth with every other wind of doctrine (teaching) there is.
And as Paul warned Timothy of the things he will experience in the “last days of his own ignorance”, I believe I too am experiencing as well. Like Paul, I am saddened to see so many people quick to condemn, attack, and tear down a simple message of love and peace. I understand they can only believe what they believe for the moment, I understand they are not my enemy (though they may see me as their enemy) but it is still hurtful to me that I have come to a place where I can no longer just keep this great understanding to myself. I have veiled my face for long enough, meaning I did my best for years to give people what I believed they could handle and was palatable for them, understanding not everyone is ready to hear that everything they put their faith in since childhood is in fact a clever deceitful lie designed to keep them from finding out the beauty of who they truly are. Which is the only thing that will set anyone free, THE TRUTH.
If you are waiting for salvation, you are not saved. If you are waiting for a savior to return you are helpless and in need of rescue. If you believe you are not worthy to be who you were created to be (the Image of God) what a sad lie you are living. It is like we have been trapped in a cage called “Ego” – and this non-existent creation we created has now become our task master. It now rules us, it keeps up scared, tells us we are no good, that we don’t measure up and can never measure up, it KEEPS US LIVING A LIFE THAT IS MORE LIKE DEATH…. the reason is WHO WE REALLY ARE is being held captive by this insecure, hateful, prideful, false identity which in a clever act of deceit has ensured its own existence by creating a religious belief that YOU CAN NEVER BE THE VERY THING YOU ARE!
This lie is so well and far spread that people kill, condemn, attack, tear down, and torment others, and they do this in the name of a god, this false identity cleverly created in its own image. Which is why people today, strap bombs to their chests and kill innocents, or we go off to war against other countries in the name of this god, and make legislation to keep people impoverished, sick, in debt, and far from liberty. This trickery began long before we were here, and if people don’t wake from it will continue long after we (in this form) are gone.
This lie dangles the carrot in front of us saying, if we only do this, or do that things will turn around for us. While also saying, we are imperfect, lost, dead in sin, hell bound, and that we can do nothing about it, that we must wait for some magic man in the sky to return, as opposed to coming to the revelation that the SAVIOR is within every one of us.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
The SAVIOR is our LIFE, which is hid in Christ, which is hid in who we think we are. You will find that the scriptures are all the things people state them to be, but you have to SEE the SPIRIT of what these scriptures mean to get out of the only hell (your ignorant suffering) you are trapped in.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY! Both parts, for one speaks about how we are to perceive and treat others, for we are all one, and the next part speaks of who we really are and how we should understand ourselves to be.
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others
That’s right we need to stop thinking we are better than others for what we believe or how we live. That goes for EVERYONE, not one of us is better than the worst of us. And we MUST do unto others as we would want done unto ourselves, because in fact how we treat others is how we truly treat ourselves. Also, stop looking at ourselves as being the center of the universe and understand we are part of the whole, and the whole is the FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY. Either ignorant of this (dead in Adam) or Risen (enlightened in Christ).
Now look at the NEXT KEY INFORMATION!
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
I can’t spell it out any more plain than this. We are the exact same as Christ Jesus, and this is the KNOWLEDGE we must come to. We are all ONE IN THE SAME and as the SAME we are ONE. We are literally instructed to have the exact same mindset as Christ Jesus, meaning we must believe we too are the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON/DAUGHTER of GOD. That we can do nothing or ourselves. That our KINGDOM is not this world. That we are not of this world. And we MUST overcome who we think we are in this world.
Meaning people, the EGO has got to go.
Now I understand many people aren’t ready to hear that they will NEVER FIND SALVATION in confessing a literal name of a literal man from two thousand years ago, but I DO KNOW when they CONFESS the NAME OF CHRIST as THEIR OWN, when they PICK UP THEIR CROSS, AND DO AS HE/JESUS DID, that salvation is ours. And what will be will saved from? —- OUR IGNORANT EGO/ANTI-CHRIST – who is now sitting on the THRONE OF GOD (which is our mind, point to your temples people what is between them).
That’s right the ANTI-CHRIST sitting on the THRONE OF GOD, declaring himself to be GOD, is WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE… God’s throne is YOUR HEART/MIND. “KNOW YOU NOT THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD” — And right now, who do you believe is in control of your life? — Most would say “who they believe themselves to be is in control” instead of dying to themselves, and saying I AM in control. Not my will (ego) but thine (God) be done.
In any event, this is why I have been writing plainly to you all, speaking the way I have been speaking, and not really holding anything back. The reason is I know that a VEILED FACE (understanding) is not going to lead anyone into the promise land (freedom/peace/righteousness/purpose)… As we saw Moses who VEILED his face, didn’t do such a great job, but kept people in the wilderness until they died.
And when I began sharing, at first it felt so liberating to finally step out from the fear of what others might think. I mean, let’s be real, I have nothing gain from any of this, and it is only my hope that by my sharing it will help others to also seek God’s face (understanding) for themselves. Not go to me, or some pastor, or religious leader who seems to have some answers, but go within. Pray “teach me the truth no matter what the cost”, ask questions and you will get answers, and be steadfast in it. Don’t ever stop, as I never stop but continue each day to learn more, to see more, and to be free more. I know God is faithful to answer every one of these prayers.
Because I know that if you are praying for the Truth no matter the cost, that is evidence you are in the process of coming to know the truth. Only those who do not pray this, and believe they have it all figured out will not pray this, and that is evidence they will not receive the truth. SO SEEK AND FIND, KNOCK AND THAT DOOR WILL OPEN, the gate is your mind, and CHRIST is your LIFE WAITING for the moment to free you from every idol (I doll) (false dead image of a living being)
So back to the purpose of this essay. Last night I took down my facebook page, but thanks to come emails I received I realized perhaps I don’t need to hide from what has been coming my way lately, but I should embrace it. It’s funny I don’t mind the attacks, but when people state I am the voice of God, or I am this, or I am that, I get very uncomfortable. The reason is I am no different from anyone, in fact I am, as Paul says, less than the least of you. I don’t consider myself to be a perfect, whole being (although I know we are all). I don’t consider every trial such a great pleasure (though I know it is). And I don’t have all the answers (Yet I know we all already do).
You see part of the reason I do my videos in such a strange way is because I don’t want people to look to me as someone special, even though admittedly I love the comments I get when something I write or say has touched someone. But I barely know what I am going to speak about when I do a video, and like tonight when I sit down to write, I have an idea of what I may write about but then thoughts flood my head and I go elsewhere. You see, I know all I have, I did not earn, I simply came to believe it was meant to be. With faith all things are possible. I don’t consider myself as some guru, or prophet, or leader, that’s why I get troubled when people state “you are leading people astray”… As if any of us has the power to lead anyone anywhere. I can do nothing of myself (my ego)… Everytime I act of that insecure, prideful, mask, I get into trouble… even though I have come to believe that even that is carefully orchestrated to bring about a perfect end to my ignorance and yours. All things work together indeed.
So, I wanted to run last night. Hide from it all. I’ve done it before. But then where would that leave all of this desire I have to share with people. I make it clear that I am probably a bigger train wreck emotionally than all of those reading or watching, so why all of the attention, both negative and positive? The truth is I don’t know, but I believe there is a great part of me that wants to be used to change the world for the better, a part of me that desires above all else to help people come to see how truly beautiful they really are… BECAUSE I DESIRE TO SEE THAT ABOUT MYSELF.
You see, what we do to other we do to ourselves. What we sow we reap. But sometimes, I need to pause and question why am I letting some people’s comments bother me, both good and bad. And in that pause I find myself again. I find my head again (Christ). I find that I am where I am, and what others believe about me, or say about me, is their bag not mine.
Look, people wanted Jesus to be their KING – their spiritual LEADER… And Jesus would have none of it. Because he, like I, understood to do so would be the very death of that person’s spiritual growth. The instant you make someone, like me or anyone else a SPIRITUAL LEADER to you, instead of just someone who is sharing something that you already know and simply have forgotten, you stunt your own growth and you refuse to enter into the land of promise that waits for you.
When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
You see, when those people were coming against me, I had so many other people encouraging me and telling me such wonderful things. Things like, you are the only one that has this truth, you are the mouthpiece of God, etc, etc… in fact they were saying that I was something greater than I am, and greater than them, and like Jesus when the people were amazed at what he had done in the land, he knew they wanted him to be their king, and like Jesus, I ALSO DEPARTED… I want no part of that. This is why I almost shut down my facebook account for good last night, and thought perhaps it was time to depart from everyone for good. People were starting to think higher of me than they should, on both sides of the equation. Some saying I am the mouthpiece of the devil, others saying I am the mouthpiece of God… the truth is, we are all both.
When we are led by our ego, we speak from the flesh (devil/ignorance/lies/lusts)… when we are led by the spirit, we speak from the spirit (God/Truth/Love)… And as long as you can’t tell the difference between the two, you will be hopelessly doubleminded and at war within.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
I digress, so I departed for a night. Took a breather and was in prayer all night, deep reflection for those that don’t like the word prayer :)… Up until 4 am, in my bed couldn’t sleep. Telling myself all sorts of lies about myself, I don’t measure up, I’m not the best husband, father, son, friend, I am stupid, ugly, dumb, etc, etc… and this temptation lasted all night. And I knew that was all it was, but I also knew it would pass and I would shake it off me. You see sometimes, you need those moments where you condemn yourself to realize you are none of those things.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life
You know when those times come, just understand that this (sin/foolish thinking) is in fact doing a good work for you, it is reminding you that when you condemn yourself YOU HURT YOURSELF, it is a great teacher this thing called the LAW of DEATH (ignorance). But if you are faithful unto this death, you will be given a crown of life for hanging in there and coming to the knowledge that you indeed are perfect, spotless, and beautiful in Christ (your true life).
While I was in this DEATH mindset, one thing kept coming to mind. And it was how so many followed Jesus so long as he fed them bread… But the instant he said, you must be as he is, they said he was blasphemous, a liar, deceiver, and condemned him, lied about him… You see so long as he was opening up the scriptures bit by bit for them, they LOVED HIM, but the instant he said, you have to EAT MY FLESH and DRINK MY BLOOD – In essence, you have to be ME, they were like SEE YA JESUS!
And this is the same thing I am beginning to find today. People want their bellies filled (carnal thinking) filled with insights and revelation, but we aren’t to LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, but EVERY WORD that comes out of GOD’S MOUTH… And this is the WORD YOU MUST DIGEST,
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
Put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts
I will be no King over any of you, I am not a spiritual leader, I am just who I am, and I am the same as you, as Jesus, as anymore… for we are all ONE.
Good ole Israel begged for a KING OVER THEM. God didn’t want that. God doesn’t anyone to come between the unity of God’s spirit. But carnal man (egokind) will always seek a King to rule them, to lead them, because they prefer being dumb sheep instead of realizing they are to be SHEPHERD’S THEMSELVES.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep
So enter in, become the Shepherd, because… we are lights of this world, living epistles, the word of God revealed, the children of the most high, and to believe you are anything less is to SIN (miss the mark of who you really are).
I apologise if my short absence caused anyone any trouble at all. I can’t promise it won’t happen again, but I can promise, that it is for everyone’s good, mine and yours. For everything that happens in life is destined to happen, and eventually it will all bring us to a place where the only King we will have, is LOVE (God is Love and Truth and Spirit).
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Peace to you and yours, Jacob
“The Truth Will Change You”