COME IN THE LORD’S NAME?
So what does it mean to “come” in the name of the Lord? And who is the one who does this? Is it Jesus? Is it a prophet? Is it us? Is it God? Well, as always many religious organizations believe they have this figured out. However, and of this I am certain, not everything you hear from religious leaders is true. In fact, in my years of study I have found much of what is commonly held as the “gospel” truth couldn’t be farther than the good news I know many of you reading today have come to know. (Not of your doing of course!)
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
You don’t “come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the truth” by your own egotistical effort. As so many like you quote…
2 Peter 1
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
YES! It’s all about the REVELATION of things. And this is not of our own will, but these revelations are gifts given to us by God, reveald to us by that Holy Spirit within us which brings all things to our remembering. In other words, these are righteoues thoughts that flood our mind with truth, separating the DARK (ignorant thoughts) from the LIGHT (thoughts of truth), helping us to distinguish between them, and more importantly which thought we should heed and which we should discard.
To find out what it means to truly “Come in the name of the Lord”, I couldn’t just sit down and begin to write what “I believed” to be true. First I had an idea of what it might mean. Some people call it an epiphany (which by the way is defined as “something manifested”). And what a revelation I had. It began with the following scripture.
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
At face value, this scripture sounds like it is speaking of Jesus the man. And that the unbelievers wouldn’t see JESUS the man, again until there were happy to see… Jesus the man. RIGHT?
Sorry but that is not the case. That is not even close to what that scripture means. So let’s go up a couple of verses here in Matthew to put some things in perspective.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38Behold, YOUR HOUSE is left unto you desolate.
39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Did you notice what is left Desolate? It is THE HOUSE of God which is left DESOLATE. And of course, we are the HOUSE OF GOD, for those that don’t know that, God dwells in us, we are the TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD… But let’s stick with that word, DESOLATE for a moment.
Now that word sounds like it means, God departs from us completely. UNTIL, of course, we say BLESSED IS “HE” that comes in the name of the Lord. First let me point out the WORD DESOLATE translates better into “SOLITARY, LONELY” – Like a wife left by her husband, OR sheep no longer being led by a Shephard…
Now why does a Hen gather her chicks under her wings? Well there are many reasons, warm is one, but the main reason is protection. Under the wings of a Hen, a baby chick which doesn’t know any better will bot follow after the fox and end up as lunch. And so this is a great allegory for us. Because without the guidance and protection of the Hen, the chicks lives are always in danger. Under the wing of the Hen, the chicks really cannot go where they want, they are fed, warm, and secure. But once they decide to follow after their own will and not after the will of one that knows better, they become lunch!
This is exactly what is happening in Religion today. It is no different than thousands of years ago. In Jerusalem, they were buying and selling in the temple, saving the choice seats for the important people in the temples, making long prayers, wearing expensive and gaudy outfits, bragging about all they do for the (body of believers), condemning those that aren’t part of their particular faith, the list goes on and on. Today we see the same thing, right outside of the “sanctuary” we see tables sets up with all sorts of books, videos, dvd’s, oils, tamboreens, etc. Today they are still selling the sacrifice in the outer court, within the choice seats are still saved for the “important people”, the leaders are still dressing to the nines and living like rock stars, and yes they still brag to their congregations about how important it is to give your money, and how much they themselves give. As the scripture says,
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
So it is nothing shocking that the HOUSE (mankind’s soul) is left desolate (LONELY, FEELING ALONE, DESERTED and WITHOUT GUIDANCE) … And the reason is simple. Religion teaches Man is in control, God teaches man has not control. So when man goes about to establish his own righteousness (which is as filthy rags) he begins to live out of the assumption that HE OR SHE is in control and that God is somehow far away, or waiting to come again. (Sound familiar?)
But in this scripture, Jesus said,
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Now does this mean you won’t physically and literally see Jesus the man until you can say, YEAH JESUS YOU ARE THE BEST AND BLESSED? Once again the answer is NO!
Jesus is not speaking of literally SEEING HIM, what he is speaking of is understanding what he understands, knowing what he knows. It never EVER had anything to do with literally SEEING Jesus, as Jesus was always focused on showing GOD WITHIN!
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father
And since NO ONE CAN LITERALLY SEE GOD at any time, this has nothing to do with literally seeing Jesus as God. But it has everything to do with Jesus the man Revealing God through his words, his actions, and most importantly his fruit, LOVE!
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him
So no one can literally SEE GOD, but the SON declares him, reveals him to others. And THAT is what Jesus was sent to do, as we are sent to do, to be LIVING EPISTLES READ OF ALL MEN!
So while this scripture may seem to indicate that Jesus is saying, “You won’t see me literally, physically again until you are happy to see me,” the truth of what is REALLY being said is far from that. In addition is has more to do with you, me, and humanity as a whole than it does one single man named Jesus.
Let’s look at the last part of this scripture, UNTIL we can say, “BLESSED IS “HE” THAT COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD”.
As I wrote earlier, this does not mean JESUS doesn’t return until we are excited and want to see him, WAITING FOR JESUS TO RETURN IS ACTUALLY THE PROBLEM. One of the biggest problems there is today. Because it takes our eyes off the true relationship with God within us, and places God outside of us, far from us, making this God not only seem distant for a God who forsakes us and leaves us. Which, many Christians teach today, sadly.
But what this REALLY MEANS is we WON’T SEE (UNDERSTAND/PERCIEVE) the TRUTH (that Jesus revealed)until “we” UNDERSTAND that IT IS US that WILL REVEAL CHRIST.
We will continue to believe we are ALONE in this world if we believe that God is somehow far from us. And the lies of religion aren’t doing us any favors, by teaching everyone to “invite” Christ to come in OUR HEART, as if WE DON’T ALL HAVE OUR EXISTENCE IN GOD AND CHRIST TO BEGIN WITH.
For in him we live, and move, and have our being.
Our life is HID in CHRIST. Which means WE HAVE LIFE! The problem is the ONLY WAY TO FIND THIS LIFE IS TO UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE, AS CHRIST! To find our life, we must find Christ first! And we don’t have to look far.
To 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:
So for those religious leaders that teach that God’s holy Spirit which is Christ is somehow far away in a distant galaxy, waiting for you to say a certain “sinners prayer” you’re sadly mistaken. That belief is a believing in another god, one that hates, one that is distant, and one that is easily thwarted by man’s will. This distant Angry God Man created, so CARNAL MAN (who killed the TRUTH) could continue to rule, as God.
This is what the whole fall in the garden is all about. The Fall takes place in us, the instant we start eating from the TREE OF “WE ARE IN CONRTOL, WE KNOW WHAT PLEASES GOD AND WHAT DOESN’T, WE KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG” – Eating (becoming one with the fruit of this line of thinking), eating from this TREE (the carnal mind) indeed makes man believe man is god, in control, and that everything is dependent on the decisions man makes. But that is what the problem is.
If we begin to say that God is far from us, Christ is waiting to return, and we choose when and how. That makes us god in our deceived minds and keeps us from trusting God, as Jesus did.
Here are some of his greatest hits, “I can do nothing of myself”,”Not my will but thine”, “the words I speak the Father tells me to speak”, “the things I do the Father shows me to do”… Truly nothing can thwart God’s will, and this is what WE MUST UNDERSTAND! That God is in control of EVERYTHING, once we accept this than we enter into his rest, we cease from our labour and accept who he says we are… HIS CHILDREN!
I know this is very hard for many of you to receive, but WE are the VERY BODY in WHICH CHRIST will APPEAR! That is the mystery, CHRIST IS IN YOU, CHRIST IS YOU, CHRIST IS ALL THERE HAS EVER BEEN. The anointing of God’s Holy Spirit is our life! But if we are waiting for a separate man to return, we will be waiting a long time. We need to be excited about this, we need to accept who God has made us to be, and be with who made us to be by simply resting and trusting God is in control.
Now once you realize that WE are the BODY OF CHRIST, the MIND OF CHRIST, and have the NAME OF CHRIST… once we understand we are CHRIST, then we will be able to TRULY SAY, “BLESSED ARE THOSE that COME (ARE REVEALED) in the NAME (true nature) of the LORD” – We will see that those who understand the TRUTH of who they are, “GOD’S CHILD”, are blessed.
Now I know in scripture, we see Jesus arriving many different ways, in the clouds, (clouds are witnesses by the way), riding a white horse, as lightning, rain, etc. etc… But I want you to understand that each and every one of these are allegories, ARE US!
When Jesus came into town, many flipped out. They were so excited to see and hear this man, that they had heard was coming. Others expected to see a conquering savior riding a proud white stallion, yet this Savior came in riding a meek ass and colt.
Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Okay, here’s a little nugget you might find interesting, a COLT is a HORSE under the AGE OF FOUR. The number four, forty, etc… are symbolic numbers of testing and trying, (a pregnancy of sorts (40 weeks)) before you WAKE out of your slumber of death (Ignorance). Lazarus was dead for FOUR days for example.
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
You see the ANIMAL, Jesus comes riding in on in scripture isn’t yet fully mature, and we are not fully mature. This is an allegory of how that TRUTH begins its ministry in our heart.
Now even though it sounds like I am putting all the focus on the symbolism here. You have to remember that the physical, literal world is needed to relay these spiritual truths. That’s right, I am not saying there wasn’t a literal Jesus, sitting on a literal ass, not at all. I am simply stating what may, or may not, have literally happened, happened for us to UNDERSTAND the SPIRITUAL MEANING OF IT.
The Temporal (SEEN) world always bears witness of the ETERNAL UNSEEN world within.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
And yes, that goes for your life as well. From how you live your life, to where you work, how you behave, who you befriend, to what car you drive, pets you have, etc… All symbolism of what is going on SPIRITUALLY.
I know it sounds far out, but there is significance to whether your bedroom is a dirty mess or not. If it faces the sun or does not. If you live in a basement apart, or own a two-floor home.
Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is here to teach us about the only TRUTH there is, GOD and HIS CHRIST (us) who we FORGOT WE ARE.
The CHRIST that DIED for US (Who we think we are/ Our CARNAL Ego).
The truth of who we are was killed by who we think we are. As Cane killed Abel, our first natural carnal man (OUR EGO), killed the spiritual nature (OUR LIFE/CHRIST).
The good news is, the first Man (Adamic thinking) will be last, and the last man (Christ is/as Us) will be First into the KINGDOM OF GOD.
4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom YOU crucified, whom God raised from the DEAD, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
People see this scripture and believe it speaks of something that happened two thousand years ago. That other’s crucified Christ and God raised Christ from one man’s death, as opposed to seeing that the DEAD that are raised is ALL OF HUMANITY (lost in Ignorant Carnal THINKING). We are the “DEAD” God raises Christ from.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive.
We are the “GRAVE” Christ rises from.
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for YOU ARE AS GRAVES which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
This is why when he (WE) is RESSURECTED, the BODY OF CHRIST, comes out of their GRAVES (tombs of false beliefs)
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL that are in the graves (IGNORANCE/HELL) shall HEAR his voice.
Look a GRAVE is something that helps people remember THE LIFE THAT ONCE WAS… This is humanity in a nutshell, walking around DEAD wishing for LIFE. But those that are DEAD in their GRAVES (IGNORANCE) will HEAR (PERCIEVE) the Truth (his voice) and will LIVE! – Obviously this scripture is not talking about literal dead people, literal dead people cannot literally hear anything.
No the DEAD, are the CARNAL MINDED!
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Notice as long as you are ignorant (carnally minded) you are DEAD, but once you come to the TRUTH, you finally know LIFE AND PEACE! This is what we are all coming into, this day, this resurrection, REJOICE ALREADY!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live
To be CARNALLY MINDED is DEATH. This is the DEATH Christ rises from, the TOMB of our false beliefs that CHRIST is LOOSED from.
We’re not talking Night of the Living Dead stuff here, we are talking about SYMBOLISM.
Just as the COLT’S ASS is also symbolism of US, in our IGNORANT state.
For vain MEN would be wise, though man be born like a wild ASS’S COLT.
Mankind is BORN like an ASS’S COLT… An immature BEAST OF BURDEN.
Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.
This is the way CHRIST comes into the world, riding US. But first we must be LOOSED of the ignorant chains that keep us bound.
Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
This is also our job as Sons and Daughters of God, to find those that are BURDENED and TIED and BOUND by the lies of the world, to LOOSE them and BRING THEM TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, which is CHRIST IN THEM.
Salvation is not belief in a man from thousands of years ago, salvation is here and now, WITHIN YOU. You cannot find freedom believing in something OUTSIDE of yourself, or waiting for someone to come again. You can only know FREEDOM by understanding YOU NEED NOT WAIT to be Free.
Neither is there salvation in ANY OTHER: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
You WILL NOT FIND SALVATION in any OTHER. You will ONLY FIND SALVATION WITHIN… Yet, so many are trying to find salvation in ANOTHER. As opposed to the TRUTH that is WITHIN.
The ONLY way to be saved is to let go of everything that is NOT TRUE, AND TAKE HOLD of the TRUTH of GOD, which is ALL IN ALL.
We need to stop believing the lies we have been taught, we need to put our faith WITHIN GOD and stop placing GOD without. Stop waiting for someone to save you and understand that SALVATION is for ALL.
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
And ALL carnal people shall come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THIS GREAT TRUTH and the STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN (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 fullness of Christ
This is our SALVATION, to have the KNOWLEDGE of WHO WE ARE… We WILL BECOME THE PERFECT MAN (image of God)
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins.
The whole point of Jesus’ ministry was to GIVE KNOWLEDGE of SALVATION to others, to show them that the only way to SALVATION was the REMISSION of SIN. But what does that mean?
The DISEASE of SIN must go into REMISSION, as any disease goes into remission. It’s signs and symptoms must go away.
So we must first understand what SIN is, to see why it needs to go bye, bye.
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
It is our FOOLISH thinking that needs to go away. The lies we believe, the thoughts that God is far away, and not OUR LIFE. Who is the FOOL AGAIN?
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
To believe in a DISTANT God is to NOT BELIEVE in God, and to BE A FOOL. To believe MAN is GOD is to NOT BELIEVE in God and be a FOOL. Many say Jesus the man is God. But we know…
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Now, God may not BE A MAN, but GOD IS IN THE MAN. Because God is in CHRIST (the ANNOINTED ONE) and CHRIST is IN MAN.
2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.
Now, let’s use simple Logic. “Christ IN you” “God in Christ” – there is no need to be waiting for any return, God never left us, our thoughts left GOD. But even this was part of the plan.
So, to find salvation we need to stop putting faith in a dead flesh man named Jesus (OUTSIDE OF US), and UNDERSTAND we are in fact the DEAD JESUS thinking God forsook us, and the CHRIST that will RISE FROM OUR DEATH (ignorance) – We need to start putting our faith in the God that is WITHIN us all… this is our HOPE OF GLORY, CHRIST.
*The Glory by the ways is “The hidden thing” – It is the GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A THING. Christ comes (is revealed) in the glory of God (the which was hidden within us)
And the glory (revealed truth) which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.
THERE IS NO DIVISION IN ONE. ONE is ALL THERE IS. And until you understand this, your house will be left DESOLATE – (you will believe God is far from you, and you will be as the prodigal starving from unity and love in a land of famine) – But once you understand that BLESSED IS HE (anyone) who COMES (who is revealed) IN THE NAME (nature) OF THE LORD… Then you will SEE THE SALVATION OF YOUR HEART. And YOU will know who you are, and GOD’s CHRIST will be GLORIFIED WITHIN YOU!
2 Thessalonians 1:10
When he shall come to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
SO COME IN THE NAME OF THE LORD ALREADY WILL YOU?
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While Jacob, you surprised me at the depth of revelation you speak from. If I have interpreted your words, It seems to me you don’t go for the rapture theory, which you are right about it. It takes all of the pressure off of us as citizens of the kingdom of God. Waitng on God to do come and take us to heaven. The rapture has never been my thope. But It the hope of the majority church world. It is thy kingdom come , not
Thanks Jacob.I circled in your article “Come in the Lord’s Name”…we wont see (understand/perceive) the Truth (that Jesus revealed) until “we” understand that it is US that WILL REVEAL CHRIST.
REALLY, THE TRUTH MAKES FREE. I see well I had to go through the spiritual Kindergarden. How else can i know RIGHT from WRONG. May be I’m now in the spiritual University so I’m trained to become capable of liberating those who God shall put in my way. I was graded. Thank you Jacob for your help.through your articles,…I should say Jesus’ articles.
God bless you.
Jacob I think I can see what you are saying but I must admit it is a hard thing to think. When I am in fear I have great comfort in knowing that Jesus is standing beside me very real and is holding my hand. In this my fear disappears. Now you are telling me that Jesus is not holding my hand at all, HE IS INDEED STANDING IN ME AS ME! Oh Lord to wrap your head around this. What a concept. I had a great experience once where I felt a great tearing inside of me to the point where I ran in my brothers house and got caught against his couch and could not move. The great tearing was in my middle just below my chest and was a very frightening, but awesome experience. Now I am wondering if it was a sort of stone rolling away within us all? Your article has given me great things to ponder once again. Who are you?
Suzie, glad I caught your comment at lunch. I know how strange a lof of what I write is for people to comprehed right off the back. I once “knew Jesus after the flesh, but no longer” as Paul said. Jesus was the first born among many brethren, he taught that as he was so are we in this world (1st or 2nd John), that as he did we must do, he was always pointing us to the Father, not to him. He even said, the time will come when you will not come to me (jesus) but you will go to God directly because you will know that God loves you. It is a dificult thing to let go off believing in a man outside of the spirit within oneself as salvation, but it is not Jesus outside of you that is the hope of Glory, not Jesus next to that is the hope of glory, it is CHRIST IN YOU, and this is the MYSTERY that has been hidden from the ages, but now is being spread and shared. Now I am not telling you, your belief is wrong and mine is right, God forbid, you should never take he word of any one, you should simply trust God. Ask God to teach you the truth no matter what the cost, and you won’t be able to get away from God’s truth. It is a seed that will come to maturity, and it is my belief it will happen to us all. But each man and woman in their order, meaning it doesn’t happen the same for everyone at the same time. There are but two men in this world, and both are the same. There is the 1st Adam (which literally translates into mankind/humanity) and the 2nd Adam (which we have been told is Jesus) – but once again the name Adam means humanity. It is my belief our firsta nature is very much like the 1st Adam scared of God, covering ourselves with works and deeds, trying to work our way in… and then there is the 2nd Adam (our second nature) that knows God is in control, and is obediant unto the death of that old man (first ignorant nature). The bible (in my humble opinion) is our story, Jesus is 1st born among many just like him, the 1st born from the dead (adamic thinking) – meaning in his time he was the first to DIE TO HIMSELF and RISE from the DEAD (MANKIND’S IGNORANCE). I could go on and on, but this is a dificult thing to expound upon, I will say, God bless you for not tearing down something that seems foreign but rather questioning it. We should always SEEK for we will FIND. And as to who I am? Well who would you say that I am? The answer is, the same as you 🙂 We are all ONE after all. Much love and I pray you continue to knock, seek, ask, and those doors will open, you will find, and you will recieve the greates thing there is, THE TRUTH! The word of God! Jacob
Thanks Jacob, believe me I have been wanting to know the truth my whole life. I am not about to quit now. I do appreciate your words and spirit. Suzie
Excellent my dear friend full of grace and truth.. I know this which you speak of, for this is how Christ made His appearing (coming) known unto me. When the Holy Spirit finally teaches us and we lay down all presuppositions, we are awakened from our sleep. May this message you have written here, reach many hearts and minds this day..
Thank you for being a voice crying in the wilderness. I was going to say more but that would be too much. Be at peace brother. John