MAN’S EGO IS THE DEVIL




MAN’S EGO IS THE DEVIL

This will be probably my shortest post to date. Tonight I felt it was necessary to explain what the Carnal EGO of man is, show you what the scriptures call Mankind’s Ego, and how the truth finally sets us free from it all.

The EGO is defined as “A consciousness of Identity, Individuality and a person sense of SELF importance” – An EGO is WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE… now with that in mind. Let me open up some scriptures for you after a brief intro.

The EGO is the FATHER of all LIES. It is a LIE to begin with, for your EGO is not real and does not exist. This is your adversary, your enemy that is trying to devour you. Your EGO is prince of this world (ruler of your lusts). Your EGO is the one that condemns you, blames you, and tries to destroy you. YOU EGO will lie to you, steal from you, and ultimately destroy you… IF YOU DON’T RESIST your EGO. So resist your EGO and your EGO will depart. But be on your guard, because your EGO can come disguised as an ANGEL of LIGHT. Your EGO is the one who KILLED your TRUE NATURE (Gods child). Your EGO was a murderer from the BEGINNING. Because when you believed YOUR EGO was YOU, your TRUE NATURE was put to death (killed in your mind-Golgatha).

The Carnal Ego of man is the beast that is and is not and yet is… It is the devil that is written about in scripture.
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THE DEVIL spelled backwards is LIVED! Indeed, it is your past experience that FORMED this DEVIL of an idea of who you are. But you aren’t your past, you aren’t an addict, an abuser, a victim, a fool, a glutton, or anything else your past has tried to convince you, you are.
……YOU ARE MORE than the life you LIVED/DEVIL. This “DEVIL” of an identity was formed out of the DUST/LIES of your past. Your PAST IDENTITY, or the life you lived/devil that you IDENTIFY WITH is YOUR ENEMY!
……The DEVIL is the accuser of the brethren! This past IDEA of who you think you are was formed out of the life you LIVED/DEVIL and is always there to remind you how to judge people and circumstances. And by following after the past you continue to relive the past by making the same ignorant mistakes, based on the lies of the past and hang ups that aren’t real to begin with.
…..The DEVIL (Life you LIVED) is a LIAR! The past is a LIE because it does not exist anymore. So to make your decisions based on past experiences is to not judge things as they are in the moment. To LIVE IN THE PAST is to DIE IN THE PRESENT. This is why so many have “baggage” because they carry this DEVIL (life they have lived) everywhere with them. And because of this they continue to suffer.
….. You PAST does not dictate your future, unless you decide to allow it. You are more than you know. Just as you created your past experience you have the choice to create your present however you would like it. You are not the LIFE YOU LIVED/DEVIL — THE DEVIL is only the sum of your past experiences that you have allowed to RULE YOU in this age. This is why the DEVIL is called the god of this world. People are ruled by their past experiences, past beliefs, and their past traditions.
….. However, this is not who you are, you are whoever you decide yourself to be, YOU CAN CREATE who you are in each moment. Don’t let the sad life your LIVED/DEVIL dictate your present experience.
…… RESIST the lying voice of your past experience and it will flee from you. RESIST your past destructive behaviors, triggers, and ill informed notions and YOUR ENEMY the DEVIL (the condemning voice of your past idea of who you are) will flee!
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This DEVIL is the carnal EGO of man. This is the enemy hiding in plain sight. It is the YOU, you think you are but are not. Now not everyone is ready to hear this. Most believe there is an enemy outside of them working hard to ruin their lives, but this is another lie of man’s carnal ego. The Ego of mankind always wants to blame everyone and everything else as opposed to dealing in truth. And many can’t see this because they simply can’t hear this truth yet.

Luke 8:12
Those by the way side are they that hear the TRUTH; then comes their EGO, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe WHO THEY ARE and be saved from WHO THEY THINK THEY ARE.


You can’t hear from God while listening to your Ego. It is impossible to hear the truth, when ruled by the false image that you have believed yourself to be. This is why so many people are torn up inside, this is why Paul wrote in Romans about wanting to do good but doing what he hates.

Romans 7:19
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.


You can’t serve two masters.

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other
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A house divided will eventually fall, now that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because the house that many live in today is their EGO. And the Ego has to GO. The reason is simple, one will not listen to the TRUTH if their EGO has them believing they already know all they need to know.

Psalm 10:4
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.


You ever try sharing the love of God with people who believe in infinite torture? They won’t listen to a word of what you say. Because the lie of the EGO’s in this world is strong. SO MANY people have taught about a place of endless torture for so long, so many believe in this place, the EGO of mankind won’t listen to different. The EGO of man will keep you from hearing the truth, and speaking the truth.

Matthew 9:32-34
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a DUMB man controlled by his EGO. And when his EGO was cast out, the DUMB spoke the truth, and the multitudes marveled saying, IT WAS NEVER SO SEEN IN ISRAEL.


No one wants to be wrong, many say. Our EGO needs to be fed, it needs to be puffed up constantly. It goes about looking for praise, looking for acceptance, and looking for approval. But this is all vanity, it is a chasing the wind, or as eating dust. You will never grow spiritually or truly benefit by feeding your ego.

Genesis 3:14
And the LORD God said unto the EGO, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly (lusts) shalt thou go, and dust (lies/imagination) shalt thou eat all the days of thy life
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The SERPENT (Carnal EGO of Man) has always been within man. Just as the Brain Stem (Reptilian Brain) has always been within man, controlling his basest desires (fight/flight/lust/rage/etc)

Those who choose the HIGHER WAY, the TRUTH will depart from the evil of the EGO.

Proverbs 16:17-19
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.


Notice that a HAUGHTY SPIRIT (we know spirits are thoughts)… Haughty THOUGHTS come before a FALL… And who was it that fell again?

Luke 10:18
And he said unto them, I beheld the EGO of Mankind as lightning fall from heaven.


Your EGO will lift you up, and then tell you to cast yourself down.

Luke 4:5-7
5 And the MAN’S EGO, took him up to heights of pride and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the Man’s EGO said unto him, All this power will I give you, and the glory of this-worldly system: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If you will WORSHIP me and believe me and only listen to me, all shall be yours!


We saw the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. He was TEMPTED, which means to be drawn away by your own lusts.

James 1:14
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.


And who does that tempting? Is there a literal snake trying to convince you to listen to lies, OR is it your EGO that does the tempting. And the deceit is so great because YOU THINK THESE THOUGHTS ARE YOUR OWN and you TRUST THEM. But they are NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, they are the LIES of your EGO.

John 8:44
You are of your father YOUR EGO, and the lusts of your EGO you will do. Your EGO was a murderer from the beginning, and EXISTS not in the truth, because there is no truth in your EGO. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


The EGO of man will convince you that doing evil is good, and that doing good is evil.

John 13:2
And supper being ended, Judas’ EGO put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him (the TRUTH)

The EGO of man will convince you to follow all sorts of VAIN TRADITIONS and RELIGIOUS nonsense. This only feeds your EGO. By setting up chairs at service, or helping with parking, or fasting, or celebrating a certain way, dressing a certain way, being a certain way, and more… this is only a sacrifice for your EGO. God has only wanted you to LOVE GOD AND OTHERS!

1 Corinthians 10:20
… they sacrifice to their EGOS, and not to God: (Anyone give up something for lent, or to fast, etc… you sacrificed to appease YOUR EGO, not God)


So how do we beat this DEVIL (EGO)… we need to RESIST our EGO.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the EGO, and he will flee from you
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And how do we do that?

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of YOUR EGO.
(Look up what the armor of God is for more info)
The best way to stand against your EGO is to constantly seek the TRUTH. Pray for the TRUTH. Only act out of true love, and love lifts others it does not tear down. Love does not fight, debate, condemn, cast out, love never fails. There is no fear, worry, or hate in LOVE. If it ain’t LOVE it ain’t GOD, and if it ain’t God it is the Ego of man. Because it is our EGO that sins from the beginning.

1 John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the EGO; for the EGO sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested within you, that he might destroy the works of the EGO.


Notice how we differentiate between children of God and children of the EGO.

1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the EGO: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother
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Those Born of God LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Those born of their EGO, hate, hate, hate. Now this doesn’t mean that people who are children of their EGO’S, who think they are their EGO, who are ruled by their EGO don’t believe in God. The EGO is tricky, think about how many claim to believe in God and KILL in the name of God… or so they think. Their EGO convinced them, that to harm others, to condemn others is what would appease God. In fact, the EGO of man worships a god in its image. The god of the EGO is a scary, vengeful hateful God. One that will torture you endlessly for not following mankind’s religious ways. THAT’S THE EGO TALKING THERE PEOPLE! The EGO of man will convince people to do all sorts of things to appease their false god, because they are scared of this god as well.

James 2:19
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the egos of man also believe, and tremble.


Mankind’s EGO is the cause of all suffering in the world. If it is not causing literal suffering, your ego will cast you into an emotional prison for which their seems to be no escape. And worse still the EGO of mankind will punish anyone who doesn’t believe what it believes. This is why we see people being killed in the name of God, or imprisoned, shunned, etc.

Revelation 2:10
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, MAN’S EGO 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
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But the good news is the EGO is eventually destroyed in God’s consuming fire. It is LOVE that draws a multitude to repentance.

Revelation 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire


So hang in there, learn which thoughts to take captive, which to cast away and which to take to heart. God has thoughts of peace for you, the EGO has pride, fear, and worse for you. Choose this day which “God” you will serve.

DON’T FOLLOW YOUR EGO! LEGGO OF YOUR EGO!

Jacob
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83 thoughts on “MAN’S EGO IS THE DEVIL

  1. Mike Cudd May 8, 2012 / 9:37 AM

    Oh Brother! Please, if you have time could you post this on my wall as I have no means to do so on this phone. I have been called CRAZY for years over saying just this! 2Thes 2:3/4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for (that day shall not come) except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition: who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God (or god) sitteth in the Temple of God , shewing HIMSELF (ego) that he is god.” that word “Temple” is Naos! The Temple the WE ARE! “know ye not that ye are the Naos of God?” not heiron the block building. The carnall egotistical mind! But “By passing through death He destroyed the one that had the power over death that is the EGO!” Amen! In Rev. God said He will kill Jesabel’s children WITH DEATH! Killing death WITH DEATH! The death of us in His Son!

    • jacobisrael71 May 11, 2012 / 6:00 PM

      Mike, I am so sorry I am just getting to respond today. I love to see the excitement in your words. Just so you know, you can always copy and paste any link on your page and the link will show up. Love to see how fired up you are about finding the truth and revealing it to others man. Thanks so much for these words, peace Jacob

    • Selmir March 1, 2016 / 1:34 PM

      and, whose son are you and we all? from the stone? you/me/we are that son …………..ego is satan!!

  2. judy brown May 8, 2012 / 10:15 AM

    Thank you so much, Jacob for shareing the truth, They always come right when i need them.

    • jacobisrael71 May 11, 2012 / 6:01 PM

      Judy, THANK YOU for your kind words. Because of all your comments and support I get to see the fruit that comes of all of this. It has been such a lonely road for so long, I can’t tell you how much these little comments mean. Much love to you and yours, Jacob

  3. vickirae57 May 8, 2012 / 10:37 AM

    We do blame everything on the devil , and when these thoughts pop up into our head we say devil get out, when its our EGO, pride, fight or flight, ignorance, conseatness, we want to blame the devil, i quess it makes us feel like it gets us off the hook, easier to blame then to think its you/EGO doing it.

    • jacobisrael71 May 11, 2012 / 6:02 PM

      RIGHT ON VICKIRAE! 🙂 LOL… THE “DEVIL” made me do it is a cop out indeed. Peace and much love to you and yours, Jacob

    • jacobisrael71 May 11, 2012 / 6:04 PM

      Sure would Bud, the enemy of God is the Flesh, the enemy of God is the adversary, the enemy of God is the Ego… just different words to describe the same thing. “All that is in the world, is the lust of the flesh, The lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”… The Flesh is at emnity with the spirit…. FLESH cannoty inherit the Kingdom of God. Right on man. Peace jacob

      • Kyle Spear February 9, 2015 / 4:13 AM

        I find what you have to say about the devil being the ego very intriguing. However, I don’t think we can say the flesh is the devil. The flesh is the temple which houses the spirit of God. The flesh is God’s good design which allows for Light to be perceived and honored through spiritual awareness. The Lord promises us eternal life, and Jesus rose from the dead (rebuilt the temple), because the Body is the pyramid for the Soul which is the eye of providence. Jesus said ‘Ye are all gods’, and Moses relayed that we are made in God’s image because our free will gives us individuality in perceiving the Light of God. We have the ability to turn our eyes wherever we like, and only when our eyes cause us to sin should we gouge them out. I believe our eyes do this when we let our primal desires overtake our enlightened desires–and in this sense that would be putting the devil as precedence to God. We do not only feel physical pulls to sin, we feel physical pulls to avoid sin. We feel a physical gut feeling of uneasiness when we go to commit a sin such as stealing or committing adultery (varying in strength depending on how much we have strengthened or numbed that connection with God), and we also feel a physical feeling of pleasure in the sexual experience or in gaining something of value for free. So God guides us through our physical experience (and physical here would be including mental processes and any other experiences that factor into our decision-making as human beings) to become more like Him by naturally dwelling in us and helping us to focus on how we may improve. Our bodies are designed to improve with every decision, so in sinning we become better sinners and in righteousness it becomes easier to be righteous. God says sin leads to death and righteousness leads to life, so that must mean our sinful behavior is stagnation and steps away from our potential with God while our righteous behavior is steps towards reuniting with God face to face. John said 666, the devil’s number, is the number of man. It is the number representing perpetual toil with no rest. God’s number is 7 because he is able to enjoy his labor with his rest. So in sinning, man will make no improvement for he will live as a child of the devil, answering to his lesser desires and contaminating his place in God’s perfectly evolving nature further and further. We have all experienced this, and have felt guilt as a result. In answering to the body’s virtuous desires, we feel peace and gratification, even if the desires lead us into suffering, because we feel we are doing what the most advanced forces of our body want us to do. What it comes down to is that when we are contributing to the evolution of God through our free willed actions, we feel as such–joyful–no matter how much physical pain or pleasure it causes. Joy, peace, feeling as is if we are answering to the body’s call to be virtuous, are physical experiences far more evolved than those of feeling pain or pleasure through basic chemical releases. In a sense we are both children of God and the devil, but when God made man separate from the animals, he was telling us to be children of God. The Temple is the temple, and it will help us worship whoever we want to worship. Creating mankind to seek spiritual pleasure through virtue as opposed to chemical pleasure through animalistic behavior wasn’t enough to stop us from doing so, and that is why the Word had to become Flesh. God became a man and lived exactly as he was designed, and the result was Him being victimized, tortured, and killed. But by living as He was designed to live, entirely for the benefit of God’s perfect evolution, He was not subject to death by stagnation. Instead, He rose from the dead in a body made anew which does not operate with earthly biological desires but only with heavenly, virtuous desires. It is in this new Temple where the devil cannot exist that the Spirit of God resides. But what Jesus did was not hate the flesh nor hate the Self. He hated the devil and showed that He did by only answering to his human understanding of God’s will. In doing this, a lifelong task impossible for us without The Lord’s forgiveness, Jesus exalted the Self and now sits at the right hand of God. Christ lowered himself as low as possible for the forgiveness of sins, and it is only through Him that we can receive the eternal life of the living body because the only eternal living body possible is the body who conquered sin. And we are the body of Christ. Those who accept The Lord’s forgiveness by actively trying to live more like Christ are exalting their individual Self more and more, and the ultimate result of the super-personalization of each unique free-willed human consciousness is the unification of that consciousness with God in the resurrected body of Christ. Jesus Christ is the fullness of mankind, the summation of all the saved souls, an individual Himself and the Omega Point towards which we are all evolving. By being ‘born again’ into the Body of Christ, we are accepting that the Holy Spirit is the only pathway to Heaven, and by letting Christ live through us we may have faith that we will live forever in Heaven–One with God and yet Individual, each in our place of duty yet equally exalted.

      • Jacob Israel February 24, 2015 / 4:32 PM

        Kyle, I so appreciate you sharing my friend. It is easy to see how passionate you are. I do hope you review other essays I have shared on here and they may clear some things up that perhaps I needed to better explain. Be well and peace to you and yours, Jacob

  4. Ann Rogers May 8, 2012 / 12:03 PM

    Applaud, applaud. So refreshing to hear someone speak truth. Please tell me how you found an interpretation for Satan that people will listen to? Or should I say how did you translate this to ego though I know and hear what you are saying…………SELF is SATAN and all associated with the word self which you call ego.

    • jacobisrael71 May 11, 2012 / 6:04 PM

      Ann, thank you so much! I was so happy to read your comment, and even happier to see that you SEE. Much love and peace to you and yours, jacob

  5. Gregg Wilson May 8, 2012 / 10:25 PM

    Great article Jacob. i have been writing some similar stuff, but have been using the descriptive “Self” rather than ego. This is very good. Thank you

  6. Patrick May 9, 2012 / 10:13 PM

    Bravissimo my brother you have unmasked the The True enemy of all that is anti-Christ ……and all that is enmity with the Kingdom of God and The one True Christ ………We are blest to have such bravery and insight today as never b4 revealed to believers in History………Ty Lord for your marvelous light in teaching us today why we need to abide in You……….and lean not to our own understanding…….this was a pleasure to read and Ty Jacob for the courage to put it out there………………………….Patrick

    • jacobisrael71 May 11, 2012 / 6:06 PM

      PATRICK MY FRIEND! Loved getting your comment man, and love the kind words you shower me with, but I am just a man struggling to find the truth and be set free just like you 🙂 So happy to see the things I write mean something to so many! Peace Jacob

  7. Daniel May 11, 2012 / 6:52 PM

    Jacob your essays bring freedom to my heart and mind I get so filled with joy when I read them.The Christ in us all is taking over the heart and mind.
    Love in Christ Daniel

  8. alishabradfield@gmail.com May 24, 2012 / 4:15 PM

    God’s Spirit recently revealed this to me as well and I thought is it really that simple? But I believe this to be true and I am so greatful for this article. Thank you so much! When I say this to people they tell me, “no the devil is real!” and I think to me myself, “Yes the real Ego of Mankind”. People are only used to learning of Satan in one form. Changing the conditioned form in which you see him, recognize him, and experience him does not make him any less real. Yes he is real; Real Ego! Thank You!!!

    Alisha B

    • jacobisrael71 May 30, 2012 / 7:57 AM

      Alisha,

      Isn’t it awesome how the truth comes to us and then we find others there to confirm it. Continue to be bold and be a light, this world needs the truth of unconditional love and needs to learn to discern between the voice of God and the voice of the ego.

      • Alisha August 19, 2013 / 1:48 PM

        I’ve been battling with my ego A LOT lately. I suffer from bouts of depression and anxiety. I know this is my ego at work, but when going through these spells I often wonder why God created ego in the first place. What is its purpose. I choose God all day everyday with everything in me, in my heart I wish His will above my own, His way above my way yet of course I’m not perfect so ego has it’s moments and of course I fall short. I just wish I understood God’s purpose for ego. Why did He create this thing??? : /

      • jacobisrael71 August 23, 2013 / 9:58 AM

        Alisha, the “adversary” is there for our own good. Without any kind of resistance one would not become strong. Any moment, things are going to get much easier for you. I hope you have great peace today! Jacob

  9. Marali's Art June 4, 2012 / 3:31 AM

    The devil is an alive entity. The Bible days he walks about the earth like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour….and there is a real place of torture, hell -as we call it-, made for that devil and his angels….

    • jacobisrael71 June 4, 2012 / 8:14 AM

      Marali,

      If you do a bit of serious inquiry you’ll find that the whole infinite torture idea was created by religion no too long ago as a means of control and to make more money. The paying of “indulgences” was a common trick, people would pay to get loved ones out and they would receive a paper signed by the pope saying it was done. Don’t just believe what you have been taught, seek out the truth no matter what the cost. God would not instruct you to love your enemies and forgive them an infinite amount of times if that very same God would not do the same. We do reap what we sow, but we never reap more than we have sown. The word “hell” in scripture literally means, “The grave, hidden place”, it is a place of suffering, it is mankind’s ignorance. Remember the punishment for Adam’s sin was “death”, not endless torture. God doesn’t give us the spirit of fear, yet mankind uses fear to control their brothers and sisters. Seek the truth it will set you free from it all. Much love to you and yours, jacob

    • Jen February 17, 2016 / 8:15 AM

      To believe in Satan would be contradicting your faith in God. Believing in God means you believe in one uncreated being – the Universe. If God is the only uncreated being, it cannot have an opposite like Satan. Philosophically speaking, if God represents all things good and pure, then there cannot be another being that is the opposite—all things evil and wicked. If you strip away all elements of good from a being, such as intelligence, energy, memory and matter you are left with nothing.

      • Jacob Israel February 24, 2016 / 8:17 AM

        Jen I never believed that the idea of Satan is anything more then resistance… An adversary … To strengthen us, teach us, test us, tempt us, and ultimately destroy the idea of who we think we are but are not … Everything works together for the good

  10. Ron McGowan June 20, 2012 / 10:18 AM

    That was an amazing Post my friend, I will try hard to follow your advice even though at times I find it very hard to love everyone. Although I am a very forgiving person and I try to be positive all the time, I find that there are way more negative people out there in the world today. I know that I have to fight with my ego at times, I’m definitely trying though, God Bless you and your family Jacob and may he always keep you safe in his everlasting love.

    • jacobisrael71 June 20, 2012 / 5:28 PM

      Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you and I can relate to what you wrote very well as can many of us. Pecs Jacob

  11. henry August 16, 2012 / 11:21 PM

    The only enemy a person has is hiding in the last place they will ever look

  12. henry August 16, 2012 / 11:25 PM

    Are the amount of posts you are getting feeding your EGO? The EGO is that sneaky you know

    • jacobisrael71 August 17, 2012 / 8:13 AM

      Surprisingly Henry I am far from the man many people think me to be. Even so-called friends of mine have condemned me to being some kind of egomaniac who thinks he knows it all and thinks he is god. Henry, I began this journey because I wanted to learn more about life and I wanted to be free from hating my life. AND IT WORKED! This blog brings me a great amount of joy and has also come at a small cost, like my job, and some friends who think I am a bit of a lunatic. But then there are some who are really blessed by what is written, something clicks with them and that makes me feel so good. Now if that is a crime than I am guilty as charged, but I believe that the people pointing fingers at someone who shares freely are the ones who to look again at why they do so. Peace Henry and thank you for sharing.

      • henry August 21, 2012 / 10:46 PM

        Thanks for your response..but i was asking a yes or no question in which you didnt reply. Instead of a simple yes or no you typed a looong response exlaining yourself and almost sounding defensive. Egoless people have nothing to defend or protect.

      • jacobisrael71 August 22, 2012 / 11:21 AM

        Henry, I wasn’t defending anything, I was sharing with you man. You took time out of your life to write to me so I wanted to take the time to share with you. I thought my response to you was pretty clear. I’m sorry that it wasn’t. If you take the time to re-read what I wrote I think you can see where my heart is. And as far as ego-less people go… I have yet to meet one. While we are all here, we have our ego to contend with. Once again, I share what I share freely, and only because it was what I was born to do. We all must follow after the desire or our heart, and mine is to hopefully be an encouragement to someone and to get them excited to find out that they are indeed much more than this world has told them they way. We are all God’s children after all. Peace to you again, Jacob

  13. Laurie August 22, 2012 / 11:03 AM

    I’ve been reading your site for about 2 weeks now. This is the first article that I read. I seriously was “led” here. Don’t even ask me how I got here, and it’s not really important. As I am learning that a lot of the “Details” aren’t my problem. God is in Control. Let’s just say, You’ve been peeking in my windows!!! LOL Everything that I have been reading, here, has just been confirmation for What God has already been showing me. Just expanding on it. 🙂 Yes, I went through the same “Religious” thing. Yes, I got to the place of surrender and threw it all out and dared to ask God to teach me all over again, no matter the cost. I could go on and on and on. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write your essays and to “Share” them. They truly have been a “Blessing” to me in every sense of the word. I also like your wacky sense of humor! I look forward to reading more. I just wanted to take the time to Thank you and let you know that you are making a difference!

    • jacobisrael71 August 22, 2012 / 11:15 AM

      Laurie,

      Thank you so much for your comment. It’s really nice to get the ones where people are being kind, instead of the ones where I am accused of being some sort of heretic LOL… In any event, you obviously know that all the answers are with God and the fact that you are asking to know more and see more is probably where all the excitment is coming from. It is awesome to see the life in these stories and to then understand how they in fact truly apply to our lives. I can’t thank you enough for the encouragement, it means the world to me. Much love and peace to you and yours, from me and mine, Jacob 🙂

  14. Laurie August 22, 2012 / 11:48 AM

    Being labeled a Heretic is part of the cost we agreed to! 😉 LOL It’s funny, after praying that to God (wanting him to teach me no matter the cost) All hell broke loose in my life. Of coarse, you knew this. It did with you as well. Before I would have prayed that the circumstances would Change. HA! Now? I know the Change isn’t in the circumstances at all. They are IN me. Truly, the Kingdom of God is within me. I Know that now. It’s not just a cute Phrase that sounds all spiritual. It’s the Truth. It’s a Deep KNOWING. It kind of puts the Heretic remarks in perspective. It’s no big deal. Jacob, have a Fantastic Day! 🙂

  15. rick November 14, 2012 / 5:10 PM

    Jacob Thank you for this post… I was just saying this very same thing to a friend this week ! Then today I ran across your site … “The Truth will set you FREE” Thank you again for sharing
    Much Love
    Rick

    • jacobisrael71 November 15, 2012 / 8:54 AM

      Glad you enjoyed the article Rick. I have lots on this site, so please do come back and tell me what you think about some of the others. Hope you have the best weekend ever. Jacob

  16. Angela January 4, 2013 / 4:46 PM

    Yayyy! Be encouraged and blessed! God is moving in His church on a corporate, and individual level. He is revealing the secrets of His Kingdom to those who have an ear! Hearing the same things my brother and I know from discussions wih some friend folks in the faith that they are hearing the same things too! Angela

    • jacobisrael71 January 5, 2013 / 10:18 AM

      It’s a wonderful thing isn’t it Angela? It’s so exciting and unexpected to start seeing the lies we have been taught since we were young fall away for the truth of who we are and who we are not. I love the fact that I am still learning each and every day and I pray to continue to share with everyone here. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Peace to you and you’re, Jacob

  17. Angela January 5, 2013 / 12:14 AM

    …”For those who have been given the secrets of the Kingdom and respond to the joyful sound of liberation, your revelation shall be matched by your demonstration…” H. Scott Stimson htt://scottstimson.com/2012/07/16/prophetic-word-for-the-future/

    • Mark newcombe January 30, 2013 / 11:15 PM

      Thank you
      For your beauty I have fully understood the EGOs destructive power how its agenda it’s ultimate goal is to kill you by suicide and to murder the innocent after torturing your mind in the labyrenth god of course wishes the oppersite for you to live in joy and peace with your wife

  18. Abby Rae February 2, 2013 / 10:54 PM

    I had an inspiring thought that led me here, tonight~ Lovely and inspired writing here! THANK YOU 🙂

    • jacobisrael71 February 3, 2013 / 9:39 AM

      Abby, so glad you found the site. I sure hope you enjoy all of the articles and videos here… If you enjoyed that one I know you will love so many more. Just go to where it says “More Essays” and you can choose from over a hundred I have written over the years. Have the best week ever! Looking forward to all your comments. Thanks again Jacob

      • Abby Rae February 4, 2013 / 10:14 AM

        Thank YOU, Jacob! I most certainly will read more SOON! Have a flowing, peaceful day 🙂

  19. J.A. Powell (@joppypowell) June 2, 2013 / 9:33 AM

    First, THANK YOU for writing this. I agree with the assertions you’ve Jacob. Here’s my dilemma: how do we get the rest of humanity to see how evil the ego truly is? Though it may have been unintentional society is something that caters to our egos. You can’t turn on the TV, walk into a store or get on the internet without seeing something that is ego-driven. People have known for a long time that the ego is what is holding humanity back from spiritual growth – books have been written about it, a successful movie was done on it (with big name stars), blogs have been written about it – you name it and it’s been done – but there has been no mass change. And you’re writing from a Christian standpoint – I’m here to tell you that if you read between the lines most of the major religions agree with the fact that the ego is evil. But how do we exist in society without ego when the ego is required to be in society? Even religion – which is supposed to be about love, unity, and spiritual growth – has organized itself to be a part of society and therefore is subject to the evils of ego. I know that we must free ourselves before we can free others but the ego has turned society into a sort of prison; how do we get the whole world to see this?

    • jacobisrael71 June 5, 2013 / 11:00 AM

      Hi J.A. I don’t think the trick is getting rid of the ego entirely, as you stated the world is all about ego and to operate in this world we must be able to fit in to a certain extent… I like to think of it as bringing your EGO (the elder brother) in line with your true nature (The younger brother) — so that the elder serves the younger. I use the allegory of Esau and Jacob here because it is the perfect picture of our ego nature vs our true nature… We must get to the point where the two become one… instead of having them be at constant battle, bringing them together as one. That way we can operate in this world but no longer be of this world. In any event, I sure hope this made a lick of sense. Peace to you and yours, Jacob

  20. Danny September 16, 2013 / 9:38 AM

    I have always loved what you write even though I find it a little bit hard to apply them or live them in harmony with all the other beliefs through the history of the Church.

    • Jacob Israel September 19, 2013 / 8:00 AM

      Danny, I sure appreciate your bold words and the honesty of them!!!! I sure hope you continue to enjoy some of the things I post here and I hope you continue to share your thoughts as well… Much love to you and yours, Jacob

  21. Merlin Edmonston September 19, 2013 / 8:09 PM

    Truly enjoy the blog ! im having a hard time relating hasatan in the book of Job to the ego though..

  22. R Suban December 11, 2013 / 7:24 AM

    Hello Jacob. I am just reading A Course In Miracles. Jesus speaking via the author says the Ego ‘is completely savage and completely insane. Foe the ego remembers everything that you have done that has offended it and seeks retribution of you.’. In other places in the book Jesus tells you straight up that the ego hates you and wants you dead! But it goes about this so sneakily to avoid it’s agenda coming to light.

    • Jacob Israel December 14, 2013 / 8:43 AM

      R Suban, thank you so much for sharing, I have been told to read Course in Miracles many times, but never seemed to get around to it, but I have heard so many good things about it and I am so glad you took the time to share. The Ego of man is indeed a sneaky devil LOL… but the truth sets us free everytime, which is why we must learn to test those spirits and resist the thoughts of the Ego, and they will flee. Much love to you and yours, Jacob

  23. Ron Ballheimer January 12, 2014 / 1:06 AM

    The serpent in the beginning was desire or lust whichever both or of the same and what was the first thing Eve heard? Don’t eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil or you will surely die. and desire said or ego surely you won’t die but God know you will become as gods and when Eve seen in the tree it was to be desired to make one wise she ate of it and gave to Adam also. God then said who told you that you were naked did you eat of that tree??? what did Eve see Look Good Taste Good and Felt Good the 3 things in the world lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

  24. Ron Ballheimer January 12, 2014 / 1:23 AM

    but nevertheless God being a merciful God said to the first born of the flesh “Cain” do good and be accepted if not sin lie at the door but what did the first born of the flesh do?? he lied and murder in the beginning and it became the way of the world as it was recorded in John 8:44 and it was said they went the way of Cain: Lets go back to the garden where the two tree were planted one if you eat you will die the other life everlasting, these tree were planted in the mind of a man and when i say man it mean woman also for woman came out of man for as it is recorded: Gen5: This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
    2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. “Note” he called there name Adam singular. and Jesus said there is nothing that can enter a man from without for what go in the mouth go out the drought only thing that can defile you is what come out of the heart of the mind. therefore if Eve ate from a fruit of a tree outside of the body it would have went out the drought. do you understand the truth?

    • Jacob Israel January 12, 2014 / 10:05 AM

      Thanks for your comment Ron… Of course I agree with you that the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” IS within man and not outside of man. I wrote an article called the Garden of Eden revealed you might find it interesting… also I do agree that the serpent does represent the LUSTS OF THIS WORLD… Satan is the ruler of this WORLD, and “all that is IN this world is the LUST OF THE FLESH, LUST OF THE EYES, AND THE PRIDE OF LIFE”… I’m not sure if you are stating that “Cain” is in fact the devil or not… I can see how one might come to that conclusion… seeing as Cain did kill his brother becoming a murderer… I will say Cain is a SYMBOL of the first ignorant carnal ego of man, that does indeed become a killer of sorts… So I can see your logic here… Which would mean we aren’t too far off in our interpretation at all… Much love to you and please do continue to share, Jacob

  25. kyle February 27, 2014 / 2:51 PM

    If ego is Satan then the fall was really about man falling from heaven, i.e the personal connection with God. We then fell from a higher resonance to a lower one. As quantum physics has proven all matter is an illusion based on conscious vibrational energy. God spoke (vibrational waves) everything into existence. Our thoughts have created this present world system of sin death and decay.

    • Jacob Israel February 28, 2014 / 12:25 PM

      Kyle, I do believe you are on to something 😉 great insight man and thanks!

      • Kyle February 28, 2014 / 5:27 PM

        The ancients used metaphors to tell a story with the intention of conveying the truth via allegory. This should not surprise anyone because in ancient times many cultures had under developed means of written/verbal communication. This in and of itself is not an indictment of the intellect of the ancients but rather just a fact. I would even venture to say that in terms of intellect the ancients, even without the technology and means to communicate, were actually of a much higher intelligence. We can clearly see this in ancient architecture that today we can not reproduce.

        Also, where Christian fundamentalist get it wrong is from their interpretation of the word infallible in regards to scripture. They wrongly assume that literal = infallible which is not the case. Infallible means: incapable of making mistakes or being wrong. In the case of God and his word that is a 100% accurate statement. Unfortunately Fundamentalist fail to grasp that because something is infallible does not mean it is literal. Unfortunately the gap can not be discerned because of religious conditioning. When you take a literal view God is reduced to an imbecilic caricature of an old man with a white beard who let a snake talk to his creation in a large vegetable garden surrounded by pets. On the other hand when you put the scriptures in their proper perspective God becomes this immensely wonderful supreme spirit and Lord. He becomes profoundly loving, intelligent, and complex.

        Furthermore, with the advancement in quantum physics we now have a greater understanding of God’s omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence. Physicist have discovered that the further they break down matter they discover that solidity is merely a mirage and is being “created” by what can only be described as God. Our reality is not what is really real but rather our consciousness is what is real. Solomon in the book of ecclesiastes correctly stated that, “all is vapor”. Vapor you say! I thought he said vanity? The actual and best translation is vapor and not vanity. The Hebrew term hebel, translated vanity or vain, refers concretely to a mist or vapor. As such we begin to understand that our perception of reality is not what we think. Only when we remove the ego or satan can we see the truth.

        Therefore, Satan (our ego) is the ruler of this world. Many blindly follow him (Satan our ego) which is why we have all the problems today. Wars, disease, murder, lying, etc is clearly of the devil. However, we need not seek him in some burning dungeon or under a bed late at night but rather he regularly appears and can be clearly seen every morning in your bathroom mirror.

        Kyle

  26. Ross March 12, 2014 / 10:34 PM

    Interesitng article “Man’s Ego is The Devil.” I learned about the ego at my church (Unity Church of Practical Christianity) while attending “A Course in Miracles” class. The ego made more sense than believing a so called “devil” that is out there.

  27. Nakaii Koyoda July 11, 2014 / 1:42 AM

    So Jacob , how where and when can I get signed up , I would , WE , would LOVE to join your Crew, your like an ORGONITE , blessing…

    • Jacob Israel July 31, 2014 / 5:01 PM

      Nakaii,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. I am so sorry that it took me this long to get back to you. You can subscribe to my website here, it is free, and continue to share your insights and the insights you find here with other. It is my hope that one day we will all find a way into the glorious revelation of who we are truly, and who we are in relation to each other and the world. I long to see the day when people put their weapons down and begin to embrace each other as they would embrace their own. Much love to you and yours, and may the truth set us all free. Jacob

      • nakaiiandcarla November 29, 2014 / 9:30 AM

        Thank you very much, Jacob, I WILL turn on YOUR LIGHT to the ” RED RACE” people the ones that are the Care Takers of ” MOTHER EARTH” here in America, I fellow the ” RED ROAD” , however I WILl incorporate your ” Words” into our world, THANK YOU again , so what I understand is that according to the Black Book , ( Bible) GOD represents ” LOVE” and the word Divel means ” EGO” that’s makes sense , keep it simple like that because Jacob your wording the Divels Lanuage , it was invented in ENGLISH , It is very misleading , Shakesphere invented 1700. Words alone, and maybe that’s Good, because the EGO lives within us and so does his words, just like LOVE ( GOD” ) Lives within us , and so too his ” WORD” that’s the only thing besides our naked body , that we came onto this world. Jacob. blessing….

      • Jacob Israel December 9, 2014 / 8:04 AM

        NakaiiandCarla, Thank you for this wonderful email. It is such a joy for me to see all of these lights shining all over the world. I am very grateful you took the time to comment and share your insight and heart… More people need to understand what is shared here, we are all so much more… please do subscribe and tell others about this site. Please enjoy many other essays I have on here… let us together change this world, Jacob

  28. Hannah September 14, 2014 / 3:33 PM

    Hi Jacob, you are God sent! It is true that the Spirit guides us into all truth!! I was raised Christian and my spirit was rejecting the fear and hell and all that stuff I was raised to believe in, I decided to try the world out for myself . When it drained me to the point of surrender, God poured out his love, his spirit on me. And from that day, I knew there was no hell and I finally knew his true character. Oh how religion has twisted it so badly! I searched and searched the internet and scripture to find that He loves us all so much, hell mindset is from the evil man who COULD picture torturing and burning people alive. How diabolical to invent a vengeful, angry god in our image. Every time I try to share this with other Christians, they call me crazy, shun me, and tell me I’m not hearing god I’m hearing the devil. They tell me I’m prideful for believing I hear God. Although at times i do think I am going crazy which is fine! Ha..I know that I am not alone so thank you! It just saddens me more than anything for people who think they see but are so so blind. I’m excited to further read your articles! I read something about you saying that Jesus Christ should not be worshipped, and that’s something Ive been questioning for a while. Since my conversion, I felt as if the word “Jesus Christ” has been so abused and misused by Christians, I feel almost weird, fake, or religious talking about him publicly. Is that wrong? Is that of God? All I know is that love, joy, unity, one mind and one spirit is what drives me and that’s what I hold onto dearly.

    • Jacob Israel September 14, 2014 / 9:40 PM

      Hannah, thank you so very much for your comment. It really is amazing to have the truth begin to wake up within you and then find others who have also seen what you have seen, known what you have known. That is why I am here and there is so much more to rediscover here and of course it is all free. Please do subscribe and dont feel like you have to share these things with others, those who need to know will come when they are ready. Just work on you and love, that light of yours will shine and lead people back home without you having go ever prove someone wrong. Peace to you and yours, Jacob

  29. David Turley March 6, 2015 / 11:41 PM

    I thinmk there is a lot of truth to this. But my question is, there is no Devil, only Man’s Ego. How about God? Is there no God, only man’s conscience?

    • Jacob Israel March 18, 2015 / 8:47 AM

      Hi David! I want to be clear with this my friend… there IS and IS NOT a Devil… however, the Devil is not some horned creature, it is simply what FREUD called the ID (in Latin it means “It”) — “IT” is not a literal being but a mental construct much like a computer program. We have all been programmed by our parents, friends, family, the media, religion, government and the rest of society as a whole to have this “devil” inside our heads. But what one has to learn is that there is a reason for even this “operating system of condemnation and negativity”. In the scriptures, we see this IT or SATAN (which literally means ADVERSARY) is used to TEST and TRY the hearts of people everywhere. Like anything in life, without resistance there is no growth and so we learn from what we endure. So there IS and IS NOT a real Devil if you catch my meaning. Also, in regards to GOD… If you EXIST there is a SPIRIT that EXISTS which allowed you to come into being. Theoretically and Unequivocally there IS a God of sorts… But NOT the sort of God with the long beard that is separate from you. A LIFE GIVING SPIRIT that IS ALL THAT IS AND IS NOT. Think of yourself as a drop of OCEAN WATER… You are the OCEAN AS WELL… However, you are moved with the EBB AND FLOW of the ENTIRETY OF THE OCEAN ITSELF… the trick is lining up your true nature with your true source and RIDING EACH BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIFYING WAVE with the peace that comes with knowing… ALL THAT IS IN YOUR CONTROL IS YOUR EXPERIENCE. Hope that helps, Jacob

    • judy brown March 18, 2015 / 8:48 AM

      Wow David that is a great question!! I have been meditating on that lately…….Judy

  30. Tim April 2, 2015 / 12:55 PM

    Hello Jacob. Your post is spot on. We all need to free ourselves from the ego-dominated mind and get in complete union with God. God is the silence, stillness and pure consciousness. We all are it. We only forgot and have been consumed by our egos. The way to connect to our True Self is to not identify with the ego. We must observe the ego and our thoughts but NOT resist them. That which we resist, persists. We need to focus on God. What we focus on grows. Good luck to all.

  31. Robert Nkal July 5, 2015 / 7:57 AM

    I am healed,all these years thought i had a problem,God is good all the times,nothing is impossible with him.My eyes are opened,i was blind,i can hear, i was deaf.My ego was the devil in me.I am willing to change my Lord in Jesus Name.I feel the huge load removed from my shoulders.My past will never be my life again.

    • Jacob Israel July 7, 2015 / 7:49 PM

      Robert, so happy to read your report! I hope you have subscribed to this site. There are many many more things to find here… I would recommend all first timers to watch my appearance on Metron. It is a great introduction into the things shared here. Please do encourage others to visit here and always feel free to contact me. The shorter emails the easier it is for me to reply. Much love to you and yours, Jacob

  32. Karen July 8, 2015 / 12:59 PM

    Th Ego is definitely our fallen nature inherited by sin/satan, “we are sold under sin”. Our enemy/adversary works on this weakness to our destruction that is why we need the holy spirit so we can withstand the wiles/weapons of our adversary, the one who wanted to be the most High who originally rebelled and enticed/deceive others to rebel as well.

    The Lord Jesus was never enticed. He was tempted/tried but NEVER enticed as it’s the enticement that become sin and “He knew NO sin”. We must count it all joy when we are tempted because this is to prove us. Our Ego/Flesh/Carnal is food for our adversary, “and you shall eat dust all the days of your life”. That is why “whomever (not whatever) you yield yourself servant to obey that is whose servant you are”.

    What you are saying makes sense but is not scripturally correct.

    • Jacob Israel July 18, 2015 / 11:41 AM

      Actually, it does line up with scripture. Dig deeper. I have other essays on here that make it more clear.

  33. Gina K. Miller August 5, 2015 / 7:40 PM

    This truth just came to me the other night – so strong that I stopped what I was doing and wrote it down – that being the fact that the Ego is Satan. That just as Jesus taught “the kingdom of God is within you” . . . the kingdom of Satan is within you too – and it’s the EGO ! And of course it’s always our choice whom we will serve. To serve God – we create our own heaven here in this mortal life. By the same token, to choose to serve the Ego we create our own hell. How many times have we seen this over the years unfold in our own lives?? I googled my insight to see what would come up and I got your blog – I love it !

    • Jacob Israel August 5, 2015 / 9:25 PM

      Hi Gina,

      It is awesome when a plan comes together LOL… I have written for years and many times I state that the reason I began this website was to be a confirmation of sorts. So when people begin to see what others have not seen before, they can google is and find another “witness” who sees the same… I sure hope you use the search bar and choose from over two hundred essays on here on various topics… as the scriptures state, the truth shall set you free… I would LOVE for you to watch my METRON appearance this year, in the search engine on my site, type in Metron and the video will come up, I begin talking about 38 minutes in and I believe it may confirm a lot… It is a great place to start. I am always available for questions via email or comments here, or FACEBOOK, I am Jacob Israel on there of course… Thank you once again and I so look forward to hearing more from you. Be well Jacob

  34. ken Hoover October 9, 2015 / 7:22 AM

    Thought you might like this Jacob just a short definition of ego from various people I thought interesting I think you would like. Check out this video on YouTube:

  35. Jie May 10, 2016 / 2:18 PM

    Love your article. I’ve been thinking about this subject for a while. The bible is full of metaphors and I believe people take them literally.

  36. shelly July 6, 2016 / 12:21 AM

    Hello. God’s Word has multiple layers of interpretation. I like your blog. Blessings

  37. shelly August 13, 2016 / 5:43 PM

    This article has really helped me. It has helped me stop smoking. I could tell the cravings come from the mind and your article taught me it is the reptillian part of my brain craving a cigarette and to deny that ole devil. The cravings were rather Strong but this knowledge defeated it! It has also taught me to deny defeating, condemning negative thoughts that hinder and depress because it is just useless, pointless garbage!

    Yahweh bless you!

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