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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the EGO, and he will flee from you.
And how do we do that?
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.
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.
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.
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.
But the good news is the EGO is eventually destroyed in God’s consuming fire. It is LOVE that draws a multitude to repentance.
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!
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I think you’re on to something about the whole ego subject.
However there is literalness to scripture. When you speak about love it sounds very close to unconditional universal salvation type of love and not a single person in the bible spoke of such a concept. They spoke the opposite. Now taking it to mean eternal torture is an extreme that they did not believe in. That concept came in after Rome took over the book.
The scriptures do teach about consequences and a time for all things. The wisdom is to know when the time is right for each thing. There’s a time to fight, there’s a time to forgive, there’s a time for punishment and a time for mercy. Unconditional love is not healthy for humans. Sounds good on paper, but it’s not what humans actually need.
EGO simply means to Edge God Out!
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Sir Jacob….thanks so much for this article. God has been showing me this exact same thing. Only I was unable to put it down in a cohesive manner such as this article does. About two years ago, I underwent an ego death. I wasn’t trying to, it just happened. Side note: It happened shortly after a year doing intermittent fasting. It seems like once I conquered hunger, then I was able to conquer my ego. Ever since then, my life has become filled with peace, joy, love and contentment. I wake up and give thanks for life. Thanks for putting this out there. Big ups.
Slapping McGee I LOVE your name!!! Man this sort of growth is beautiful, don’t give up, keep seeking and keeping living and loving more! So glad you are here
Thank you for your sacrifice, for your temperance of will – you should have everlasting life for the truth you have bestowed upon the world. It isn’t long now – we simply need to see past the ways of the ego and follow our intuition – our sense of self should not be seen as evil but of our true power to overcome the ways of this world through love/compassion and equality to all as our holy father so loved his children that he gave them the freewill to choose what to believe in, the physical or the spiritual. I fear for my life daily and continue to pray, read scripture, meditate and do the things that lead me to further truth as I myself was once lost and used by the people I trusted in school and even at home to a certain extent but they treat me well now and leave me be as I continue to show them how I have changed and what the lord almighty has blessed me with for my continued diligence.
Thanks Thomas… I appreciate the comment and advice… stop being scared for your life its not the way we are meant to live… much love
I also wrote a book called “The only Truth revealed”.I know that one can only know the only Truth through a revelation by the Holy Ghost.The Holy Ghost is now busy to reveal the Truth to a few individuals who worship God in Spirit and in Truth.I know we are just a few now,but we will grow in numbers with time.I also know that these spiritual warriors prayers are bringing down the lies and power of the Ego(carnal mind)because they are in total agreement with with Gods Truth.I also know that it is very difficult for the people to belief the Truth that the carnal mind(Ego) is the devil.These warriors know the Truth that we are all one with God and inseparable from Him.
You all should read Ego is the Enemy and Control Your Ego. I listened to them on Amazon audible and oh my god did the light go off in my head. A question for the author – Do you believe there is a Satan besides man’s Ego????
Hey buddy…..I want to write the following in a way I won’t feed your EGO: Thank you LORD for your teaching THROUGH whoever wrote the former article !!!!!!. And whoever wrote it, I am very thankful for your service in GOD. May God bless you exceedingly in blessings for what you’ve shared us. BR.
Glad you feel that way Peter, check my videos out on Youtube and enjoy all of the essays here
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!
Hello. God’s Word has multiple layers of interpretation. I like your blog. Blessings
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.
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:
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 !
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
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.
Actually, it does line up with scripture. Dig deeper. I have other essays on here that make it more clear.
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.
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
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.
I can’t say amen enough times Tim!
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?
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
Wow David that is a great question!! I have been meditating on that lately…….Judy
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.
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
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…
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
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….
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
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.
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.
Kyle, I do believe you are on to something 😉 great insight man and thanks!
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
Jacob, you have no idea how much this simple post means to me. I have gone and burned through numerous perspective in my 24 years of life. It was relentless hell. Your perspectives on god and the devil has cleared doubt to my understanding of life. I have torn myself over and over again just to find myself; my journey has led me to meeting wonderful people, wisdom, connection to nature and your post. Thank you and I hope that one day, humanity can wake up from this endless dream. Seasons always change so there’s no need to fear. Thanks again and this is not coming from a self centered person my ego is telling me. Even if it is, it doesn’t matter. Peace. GL and Godspeed with life, brother.
So glad the essay meant so much to you… you are not alone brother. Much love Jacob
Truly enjoy the blog ! im having a hard time relating hasatan in the book of Job to the ego though..
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.
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
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?
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
I had an inspiring thought that led me here, tonight~ Lovely and inspired writing here! THANK YOU 🙂
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
Thank YOU, Jacob! I most certainly will read more SOON! Have a flowing, peaceful day 🙂
…”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/
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
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
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
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
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
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! 🙂
You have a great day too Laurie!
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!
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 🙂
Are the amount of posts you are getting feeding your EGO? The EGO is that sneaky you know
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.
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.
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
The only enemy a person has is hiding in the last place they will ever look
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.
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
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….
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
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.
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
CHAPTER XV JACOB’S LADDER IS THE ELECTRIC PATHWAY BETWEEN SUNS AND PLANETS
The natural beauty and utility of the world is vast and varied. The grandeur and strength of the universe is boundless and enduring. Nature is Deity, thinking in visible thoughts of beauty and power, and speaking in visible tones of life, motion and harmony.
All things in nature combine beauty with utility and while full of change are constant and enduring. The same electric laws, force and substance which gives luminous brilliancy to countless suns, and paints the aurora and the rainbow the rosy hues of dawn and the crimson glories of sunset, give color to the ruddy cheeks of youth, and red corpuscle to the arterial blood that brings health and strength to human forms.
These same electric laws, force and substance hold their sceptre of power through all the universe. Under electric law atoms and molecules embrace each other and evolve visible forms of life; and suns glow with warmth and light, and keep their appointed distances in the circling mazes of the sky. And by the grasp of electric energy these life-giving suns carry their family of life-bearing worlds upon their mysterious voyage through the realms of measureless space.
All nature is a visible expression of Omnipotent[Pg 247] Deity, all the universe is a symbol of creative power and wisdom which is boundless and enduring, and proclaims that our world, the sun and the universe are eternal and enduring.
The question of the continued existence of our solar system is a fascinating subject to most of our astronomers; they seem never to be weary of looking forward to a time when the light of the sun will expire with age, or it will be destroyed by some great catastrophe. I have no such apprehensions. First, because in the six or eight thousand years of human history on this planet there is no record of any sun or star being blotted out, or any planet being destroyed. The sun, stars and planets are substantially the same as they were when Babylon flourished, when Abraham was a sun worshiper, and when the angels sang on the plains of Bethlehem. As far as human knowledge and science goes, not a single star has faded from the glittering hosts of night’s jewelled crown.
Second, because the same electric force that started suns and planets on their grand velocities and fixed their orbits is not only an attracting force, but also a repelling force of marvelous power. And while suns and planets attract each other they also repel each other, and make each keep their respective distance under the law of electro-magnetism by which opposite poles attract and like poles repel each other. If you place the opposite poles of a horseshoe magnet together they will attract each other and cling together until a superior force overcomes their mutual attraction; but if you reverse them and put their like poles together, they will not cling together, but will repulse each other.
In chemistry molecules of opposite polarity unite, and this is called chemical affinity; molecules of like polarity will not unite, and this is called chemical repulsion. Magnets attract only when their poles are reversed, or when they are oppositely electrified, and suns and planets do the same. The sun as the great central magnet, or electric generator, has the power both to attract and to repel. The planets are kept in their orbits by both the sun’s attraction and its repulsion. In the summer, when the earth gets four millions of miles nearer the sun, there is a repelling force from the sun that sends it off again, or it would continue to approach the sun until it would fall into his spacious bosom. No law of gravitation or balancing force of planets could do this. The centrifugal force of electric repulsion in the sun does for the earth what all the balancing force of the planets could not do if they were all swung in the circling orbit of Mars.
The sun, by this electric propelling force, throws off the comets which approach it. This is proven by scientific records in many instances for centuries. By this same propelling force the sun holds off the swift leaden planet Mercury. By this same electric repulsion the planets prevent their moons from falling back onto their surfaces.
These moons are the same material and electric composition as the worlds from which they come, and, as like polarity repels, they are thus kept in their orbits. There are estimated to be eighteen to one hundred millions of suns in this universe. Can any one believe they are kept in their places by a mere balancing force?
They are held by electrical repulsion as well as by[Pg 249] electrical attraction. There may also be belts or zones of ether with the proper electrical vibration or condition in the orbit of each planet and satellite which hold them with giant grasp in their allotted places.
And every sun system may have its own peculiar electricity, which has a repulsion for all other systems and holds each in its proper place. All these things are possible and probable under the theory of electrical creation. As twenty-eight currents of electricity can pass over the same wire at the same time, fourteen each way, how many kinds of electric currents may the universe possess? May not each planet have its own peculiar current, and its own peculiar attracting power, and the sun give each a different electricity?
While each sun system, with its revolving planets, is held together by mutual electric attraction, the eighteen millions of sun systems are prevented from coming in collision with each other by the law of electric repulsion. This would prevent any one system from trespassing upon the domain or territory of another, and permit each and all to move freely among themselves and change places without danger of trespass or collision.
In case of too near an approach to each other the law of repulsion would drive them off. This would avoid the necessity of a central sun, which probably does not exist or it would be visible. If all these systems were positively magnetized or all negatively magnetized they would repel each other. This law of electrical repulsion would increase the nearer these systems approached each other, and this increasing power would send them[Pg 250] further away, and forever prevent discord and collision. This is why there is no discord in the fields of heaven and harmony reigns triumphant.
Electric repulsion is all that prevents these almost infinite sun systems from coming into conflict with one another, and ending in aggregate and ruinous collision, and reducing the universe to a heterogeneous mass of discordant spheres. No law of gravitation could prevent such a wreck and ruin of the universe. On the contrary, the size and weight of every sun and star that floats in the broad expanse of ether would under the law of gravity tend to bring about just such a universal catastrophe.
If the boasted law of gravitation prevailed to-day, or ever did prevail, such would be the disastrous results. The law of gravitation tends to aggregate all bodies into one. If the universe was under the dominion of gravity there would be but one vast globe in all the universe, and if there was a man on it there would be but one enormous giant. Newton’s law of gravitation is “large bodies attract small ones.” If that is true, then all small bodies would fly into the arms of the larger ones, and the process would continue until the largest body had them all, and there would be no smaller ones to attract. This is a fair analysis of the law of gravitation.
As to the rule that matter and worlds “attract each other inversely to the square of the distance,” that rule could not exist but for the law of electric repulsion. That rule is very near the law by which matter falls towards the sun by electric attraction. But it is not the law of orbital energy by which planets are kept out of the sun. Neither is it the[Pg 251] law by which satellites are kept from falling into the planets around which they revolve.
The weight that falls to the earth by attraction may be lifted by dynamic repulsion. Therefore the law of repulsion is as necessary as the law of attraction. Gravitation ignores the laws of repulsion. With gravity only all spheres would fall together in a common ruin; with repulsion only they would dissolve into ether; and both of these forces, normally active and balanced, are necessary to preserve the universe.
Therefore, I contend that our earth, the solar system and the universe is self-sustaining and eternal in duration, because of the ever-active omnipotent force of electrical repulsion in sun systems, in suns and planets and their satellites.
Our wise astronomers for two centuries have bestowed upon so-called gravitation all the divine attributes, and thrown around it the halo of a worshiped divinity; and ignored its twin brother and dual force, repulsion. This was excusable before the discovery of electricity and its marvelous forces as a new causation. But since then it seems the blind folly of stupid conservativism that would cling to old traditions and antiquated authority. They recognized the law of repulsion in matter, in gases, in gunpowder, in volcanoes, in steam, in dynamite, in perfumery, in everything in the earth, but denied its operation in the sun and planets, and sidereal space.
This ever-active omnipotent force of electric repulsion keeps all sun systems from coming together or trespassing upon each other’s vast domains. There is electrical repulsion as a great barrier [Pg 252]between them to hold them apart. Why? Because they have like polarities or become alike electrified as they approach each other. This without any other reason is sufficient to forever prevent collisions between the sun systems of the universe.
Electrical repulsion keeps our earth and the planets from falling into the sun. Why? Because our earth and the planets, when they approach within a certain distance of the sun, may become similarly electrified to the sun, and are thrown back to their proper and balanced orbit. Electrical repulsion keeps all satellites from falling into their primary planets. Why? Because they have like polarities, and are positive or negative like their primaries, and repulse each other. Thus each and all the suns, planets and satellites continue in their orbits of balanced forces, and will always continue and are as eternal as the laws of electro-magnetism that created and upholds the universe.
The same law applies to comets. Why does the comet, when it approaches just so near to the sun, dart away so quickly? Because it becomes alike electrified as the sun, and the law of repulsion strikes it like the blow of a mammoth triphammer and hurls it in the opposite direction. This is one reason; there may be others, for the laws of repulsion are as many and various as the laws of attraction.
The scientists in all ages have been fascinated with fearful, grim and dismal pictures of the end of the world. Like the theologians who delighted to paint the tortures of the fiery tophet of their imagination, the scientists have exhausted their wildest fancy in picturing the sun consumed with[Pg 253] fire, the earth melting with fervent heat and the final “wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.”
The latest display of dismal and excessive fancy on this subject is from the prolific pen of our most eminent and worthy astronomer, Prof. Simon Newcomb. It is to be found in McClure’s Magazine of May, 1903, which I have just read, entitled “The End of the World.” It is a well written, imaginative story or article, embracing his theory or hypothesis of the cause and manner of the world’s destruction.
I admire his scholarly style, his great learning, and splendid fancy, and if I believed in the scientific theories and traditions which he champions with such an able pen, I should say it was a masterly presentation of what would occur in sun and earth at some indefinite future time. But as I have discarded the old scientific traditions I cannot accept his theories or his fancy picture. It is too dismal for my optimistic conception of what has occurred or what will occur in this vast and mighty universe.
He is a worthy successor of Newton and La Place, for he has a vigorous imagination, which easily scans the future and presents what I deem antiquated theories, sustained by traditional facts.
Each person lives in a different world and sees a different universe, according to his knowledge and imagination.
The universe Ptolemy saw was different from that of Copernicus, and Newton’s different from both, so my conception of the universe is different from that of Prof. Newcomb’s. Imagination is a creature of education and converts knowledge into utility, and reasons from the known to the unknown, and[Pg 254] is the telescope of futurity and the microscope of past centuries.
I am a great believer in imagination or ideality as the highest gift of Deity, and accept Napoleon’s statement that “imagination rules the world.” I believe no man can be a great astronomer without it, and the tallest and broadest enlightened imagination will naturally have the best conception of the complicated motion and grandeur of the universe. Tyndall in an address at Liverpool in 1870, said, “There are tories even in science who regard imagination as a faculty to be feared and avoided rather than to be employed. In fact, without this power our knowledge of nature would be a mere tabulation of coexistence and sequences; the soul of force would be dislodged from our universe; casual relations would disappear, and with them that science which binds the facts of nature to an organic whole.”
This is nobly and truly said, for all progress is heralded by theorization; which is an intelligible explanation of things, and serves to relate cause and effect. It distinguishes the human being from the animal, the civilized from the savage, the wise and learned from the ignorant and foolish. Herbert Spencer said, “In the formation of a theory we have the highest condition of the human mind.” And Holder, in his life of Darwin, says, “Darwin was greater than others, because he had the genius of scientific hypothesis.” Therefore I am proud of Prof. Newcomb’s hypothesis of the cause and manner of the death of the solar system, though I do not accept his theory or his conclusions. I am glad he is not one of those scientists, who said in the New[Pg 255] York Journal not long ago, that the only thing of value to science was the tabulation of facts. The mere tabulation of facts would be of as little value to the world without causation, theory and hypothesis, as the Egyptian hieroglyphics before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.
Let us see what the learned astronomer, Prof. Newcomb, says. He projects himself into the future and starts out by imagining that from the central observatory in the Himalayas, “Mars is signalling a dark star.” This, he says, was after “the world had long been dull and stagnant.” Now, I protest that this world will never become dull and stagnant, nor any part of this electric universe, but all will go on steadily progressing to more perfect conditions. Here is where our theories clash on the first sentence.
Then he proceeds to tell the kind of dullness and stagnation that existed. He says almost every scientific discovery had been made thousands of years before, and all inventions had been perfected, and everything went on as by machinery. The peace of the world was settled and the time when men fought and killed each other in war lay far back in the mists of antiquity, and the newspapers chronicled little but births, marriages, deaths and the weather reports. “Only one language was spoken the world over, and all gentlemen dined in blue coats with gilt buttons and wore white neckties with red borders.”
Now I cannot accept this as a true picture of our earth at any time in its future, or the hypothesis of human stagnation as possible or probable. I do not regard the world’s peace, and perfected [Pg 256]machinery, and “blue coats with gilt buttons and white neckties with red borders,” as evidence of dullness and stagnation. And I cannot believe the newspapers, whose proverbial energy is perennial, will ever get to the low ebb of stagnation he describes.
But to the more important points. Three thousand years before this time messages had been successfully interchanged with the inhabitants of Mars, and now this message of “a dark star” arrives from Mars, which excites the astronomers, and later the people, until the whole world is in a frenzy of terror, apprehension and despair, watching this terrible star, which continued to increase.
The people of Mars are also “in a state of extraordinary excitement,” and our astronomers are much puzzled about the orbit of this dark star, many times the size of our earth. Then the Himalaya observatory sends out the startling announcement that, “the dark star has no orbit; but is falling toward the sun with great speed.”
Then a professor in physics sees the dangerous possibility of its collision with the sun, and has an immense vault, which had been previously built for scientific experiments, a hundred feet under ground, stored with provisions, etc. In this safe retreat he hides himself and his assistants when the dark star strikes the sun, and the fearful conflagration of the sun and earth occurs. And when the sun and earth were burned up by the collision of the dark star with the sun, they, like Noah and his family, were saved from the general destruction. The description of the melting of the houses, stones and all combustible material on the surface of the earth, the anguish and despair of the thronging [Pg 257]multitudes, and the destruction of the great city of Hatten, built on the ruins of the old city of Neeork, would duplicate the horrors of Dante’s “Inferno.” The illustrations are equally horrible and terrific, and both are calculated to shock the mind of the reader and retard mental composure and æsthetic culture.
He states, in the words of the professor, his theory, thus: “My theory is that if one of these dark objects chances to strike a star it bursts through its outer envelope and sets free the enormous fires pent up within.” These pent-up fires within the sun, he claims, are going to blaze up more furious and be the cause of this dread catastrophe of ruin and death to the sun and planets. With all respect to this eminent astronomer, I insist, first, there are no pent-up fires in the sun. Second, no dark or light star, planet or globe can ever fall into the sun, because the law of electric repulsion in the sun will send it off, as it does the comets, in an opposite direction; besides this same law of electric repulsion will forbid any such object from coming into the solar system.
He says this dark star, many times the size of our earth, striking the sun, would destroy it and our earth and planetary system by fire. All life and combustible material, including stones and the surface of the sun and planets, he insists, would be utterly consumed by the heat engendered by such a collision. Now, I contend, in the first place, that such an event is virtually impossible; and if it were possible, a star of many times the size of our earth, coming in collision with the sun, would make little more impression on it than a dozen hogsheads of dynamite thrown against the surface of the moon.[Pg 258] Both would do great local damage to the spot and vicinity where they struck, but neither would produce any great general disturbance and injury to these orbs. Many times the size of the earth would mean naturally something like a dozen times the size of the earth.
Let us estimate the general result by comparison. The sun is one million three hundred thousand times larger than the earth. It is so large that if we could drop our earth into the center of the sun, our moon, which is two hundred and forty thousand miles from us, would only be about half way to the circumference or outer rim of the sun. Now, a star many times the size of our earth, striking the surface of the sun, would create great heat by the compact, and great distraction in the locality where it struck; and would likely imbed itself in the sun, like large meteors do on the earth, and become a good sized mountain on the sun’s surface. It would not increase the electric currents or radiation, of the sun sufficient to melt the snow on the mountains of the tropics or set fire to a haystack on the earth. Its effect on the earth would not be excessive in temperature, and would be very temporary. For my theory is that the sun sends only such currents of electricity to the earth as the earth draws and demands by its opposite polarity.
Only a great sun a thousand or a million times larger than our earth would make any great impression on the sun in case of a collision; and then it would not result in its destruction, or that of the earth and planets. Its size and power would be increased, but that would not necessarily increase the heat of the planets, if, as I contend, the[Pg 259] sun could only send them the electric currents the planets draw by reason of their opposite polarity; just as a receiving station of wireless telegraphy receives only the electric currents intended for it because of the peculiar attracting power it possesses.
I am aware that the recent flaring out in light, and increase in size of the star Nova Persei in the constellation of Perseus, has given plausibility to the conjecture of some astronomers that it was caused by a collision between two suns. But I think the better opinion is that this star is a new sun, partly nebulous and in its formative state; and that it was visited by a great cloud or swarm of meteors, which produced the great illumination which flared out into space for a few days and then subsided.
Its former small size, to which it has returned, and its present nebulous condition, or the nebulæ that surrounds it, seems to fully justify this conclusion. I do not believe there ever has been or ever will be a collision among the suns or planets. The wisdom of the Creator, as manifested in the great universal laws of electro-magnetism, forbid it. If such a catastrophe was likely ever to occur, it would have happened many times since the history of the race began, and we would have had many undoubted demonstrations of the direful uncertainty of the life of the suns and planets and the varying chances and unstable condition of the universe.
Let us hear the conclusion of Prof. Newcomb’s hypothesis in the last words of the last man on the earth, in the person of the professor of physics: “Such is the course of evolution. The sun, which for millions of years gave light and heat to our[Pg 260] system and supported life on the earth, was about to sink into exhaustion and become a cold and inert mass. Its energy could not be revived except by such a catastrophe as has occurred. The sun is restored to what it was before there was any earth on which it could shed its rays, and will in time be ready to run its course anew. In order that a race may be renewed, it must die like an individual. Untold ages must once more elapse while life is reappearing on earth and developing in higher forms.”
This is the present accepted scientific theory. But is it right? According to my conception, it is not. The sun is not growing old, or cold, or feeble, nor can it “sink into exhaustion.” Nature, on this earth, under electric law and process, is ever renewing herself. And it is the same in all suns and planets. Nature’s curriculum of eternal processes is continuous change and evolution. Her processes of renewal and purification are so perfect here on earth, that our most luscious fruits and vegetables, and our most beautiful and fragrant flowers come from the rank manure of the farmer’s stable. The fertilizers of our soil are the decayed excrement of bird and beast and the most loathsome decaying elements; yet, through nature’s evolving and purifying process they become wheat and corn, plant, vegetable and flower, and our most wholesome, acceptable and nutritious food; and if we live many years in the same neighborhood we eat the same food over and over many times, and the cattle and all living creatures do the same thing.
The atoms that compose our bodies have been used over and over again many times. They have been in the bodies of millions of men and animals,[Pg 261] plants and vegetables before we used them, and will be in millions of bodies yet uncreated. They have been tossed by winds, hurled and threshed about by tornadoes and cyclones, drowned in the sea, and buried in the earth and often digested by other animals before they came to rest under balanced electric forces in our bodies.
Every atom in our bodies have been to the sun and back billions of times and will be again. They have been renewed by the electric currents of the sun, by the energy of the soil, by the electro-magnetic ether of space, and are as eternal as law and destiny.
In like manner, the elements of the sun are constantly being renewed and invigorated, and he has an area of six billions of miles in diameter from which to draw virgin atoms, and like a great sea of inexhaustible force, it is the fountain from which he receives his measureless power and indestructible life and energy. For he is the central dynamo and electric heart of the solar system, and with his family of planets is floating in a boundless sea of electro-magnetism that has no limit of life and energy. The sun may send a different kind of wireless electricity to each of the planets, and each of the planets may return a different kind of electricity to the sun. Thus these electric currents may pass and repass between sun and planets and be re-energized and used over and over again, just as the atoms of our bodies and all earthly molecules are used over and over again.
Thus the sun constantly renews and invigorates himself and all the elements of the solar system, and can never come into “a state of exhaustion,” as so graphically described.
But this vast electric universe is stable, enduring, self-sustaining and eternal; and no law or act of conflict among its millions of suns and planets has ever been discovered, or is likely ever to be, the conjectures and sophisticated prognostications of pessimistic scientists to the contrary notwithstanding. Can any reasoning, common thinker, aside from the scientists, after viewing our moon swinging around our earth, as it has done for thousands of years, only 240,000 miles from us, without approaching a mile nearer the earth in all that time, believe there is any danger of a collision between them? The law that holds them apart thousands and millions of years will continue to do so; and their collision is virtually a matter of impossibility until the electric laws of the universe are abrogated. Can any one believe that the little leaden planet Mercury that has been swinging so close around our enormous sun—only thirty millions of miles from it—for millions of years could keep its constant orbit unless there was an irresistible law, as omnipotent and changeless as Deity, that has and will forever keep it from falling into the sun.
Look at the planet of Mars with two satellites, of Jupiter with six, and Saturn with eight, flying swiftly around their primaries, all only a few thousand miles from their surface, and some of them going in different directions—could any balancing force, any law of gravitation, keep them from falling into their primaries? Every one of them is a contradiction of the law of gravity, and puts the stamp of falsity on all its claims.
But they all show there is a law which defies so-called gravity and is a correlative force, and that[Pg 263] is the law of electric repulsion; and it is the cosmic force which, with electric attraction, has built the universe as a vast electric machine, and they will forever preserve its integrity and existence, and the sun, earth and universe are eternal.
The world moves; knowledge increases, and science is gradually broadening her conception of the harmony and endurance of the universe. The theory of dead matter and blind force has been relegated to the obsolete and discarded past, and been replaced by the recognition of ever-present life and infinite grades of consciousness.
The vast and varied factors in nature’s problems of eternal destiny point to our sun and earth as a present existing and unending reality. Nature builds up, tears down, and reproduces her organic forms on the surface of planetary globes, but she does not destroy her great sun magnets and world magnets in the same manner, as many of our scientists think. There is a great difference in the powers and functions of suns and planets and the creeping things on their surfaces. Suns and planets, after they have attained their matured and balanced powers, are immortal, and creating, enduring and perfected organisms; and, like man in his immortal spirit, they have attained to eternal life, and neither death nor ruin can ever come near them. Suns and worlds in their electric energy have the powers of creation, and as the creator is always superior to the created, they should not be judged alike. Therefore the changing and transitory nature of many things on the earth’s surface is no proof that such will be the earth’s destiny. On the contrary, every ligament of force and power in this electric universe is[Pg 264] pledged to secure the continued and endless duration of our sun and solar system, including our earth. And timorous humanity should no longer shrink in horror at its prospective wreck and ruin.
May the truth prevail and man’s mind be freed from the horrors, of an anticipated destruction of the sun and earth, and the optimistic joy of imperishable life and love here, and in the all-glorious sun hereafter brighten the terrestrial existence of humanity. All hail! thou life-giving sun!
Sweep on and ever while the cycles roll
Thou wandering orb of luminous sod!
Thou blazing banner of the mighty God!
From Creation’s center to its farthest pole,
Speed on and on in thy unknown track;
But the hand that send thee can draw thee back,
And teach thee the way when thy footsteps stray,
As He doth the wanderer.
Like a silent thought from Creation wrought,
Thou speakest a language weird and strange
Of the breadth of space and the speed of change,
And the wondrous dream that the ages taught;
That from star to star and from sun to sun
The soul shall pass while the cycles run
Renewed in its youth, gleaning wisdom and truth,
God’s wisest wanderer.
The living shall die, and the dead shall live,
And the mystery deepens on every hand,
And the worlds shall stay, and the soul shall stand,
And a lesson of truth shall all things give.
And a mystic touch hath a world to a world
And the banners of God are ever unfurled
In creation’s face teaching truth and grace
To the wanderer.
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!!!
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.
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??? : /
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks so much Greg, how are you doing?
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.
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
Is the ego the same as the flesh?
Would say that the ego is the same as the flesh?
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
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.
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
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.
RIGHT ON VICKIRAE! 🙂 LOL… THE “DEVIL” made me do it is a cop out indeed. Peace and much love to you and yours, Jacob
Thank you so much, Jacob for shareing the truth, They always come right when i need them.
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
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!
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
and, whose son are you and we all? from the stone? you/me/we are that son …………..ego is satan!!
St. Thomas. Turn a leaf and I am there, lift a rock and you will find Me.
I recently came across this article and I find your input quite interesting.
So are you suggesting that the Day of Our Lord has occurred for some people?