I AM – THE ANSWER


I AM – THE ANSWER

(This essay has something truly amazing to offer toward the end of it. I hope you enjoy it and take it all in with an open heart. Also, please forgive any spelling or grammatical mistakes as I wrote this quickly to get it out today. Enjoy Jacob)

There is a very old and very famous Indian proverb about six blind men who approached an elephant to gain wisdom of what an elephant was. The first blind man approached the Elephant and came to its huge side and believed the Elephant was very much like a wall. The second blind man came to the elephant and found the tusk and said the Elephant was very much like a spear. The third found the elephants squirming trunk and stated the elephant was as a snake. And the others came upon different parts of the elephant and each came away with a different idea of what the elephant was. Then all six came together and they disputed long and hard over who was right and who was wrong. The irony was, in part they were all right, and in part they were all wrong.

1 Corinthians 13:8-10
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect (Whole/Mature/Complete) is come (revealed), then that which is in part shall be done away.

Like this verse from Corinthians, there isn’t anyone who has all the answers. As it states we all know in “part”, that is of course until “that which is perfect” is come (revealed within us). And what that means in a nutshell is, we don’t all have the whole story until the whole story is understood.

It’s important to point out what that word “perfect” means in the above verse. As misunderstanding the meaning can cause confusion for people.

The word “perfect” doesn’t mean without spot or blemish as some believe. It doesn’t mean a man named Jesus Christ will return and give us all the answers, as many state. In addition, it most surely doesn’t mean the compilation of the 66 books found in our bible as others have said. Here we see how one simple verse can be interpreted to mean many different things. This of course can mean trouble.

Now in some cases all one needs to do to find the truth is ask, seek, and find.

Matthew 7:8
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

If more people did this, more people, I believe, would find and understand. If more people were willing to be wrong in what they believe things to be, many would find what it means to be right.

Instead of raising your voice, threatening, tearing down, and mocking those who have different views to protect your own view, if people would study to be silent and quietly meditate on what was offered they might find the scales of prides fall away from the eyes of their understanding as Paul found.

Today it is easier than ever to find the answers we seek, the internet offers a wealth of information only a mouse click away. But first there must be a desire in a person’s heart to find the answers. No one will search for something if they believe they already have everything they need to have and know. It is spiritual maturity that paves the way for great understanding and insight. Ironically, one of the definitions for the word “perfect” from the verse discussed earlier is “brought to maturity”.

The word “Perfect” that “comes” and does away with our partial understanding literally translates into “complete, whole, mature, brought to its end.” Which makes the most sense if you think about it… (We all know in part, until the WHOLE truth is revealed.)

You see there are many things in the scriptures that divide us. The words that are written aren’t the reason people turn on each other, the words that are written aren’t the reason people condemn each other, it is the interpretation of those written words that get us into trouble.

For example: In the scripture below, there are two very different ways of looking at it. One interpretation will bring life, and the other, if heeded, will most surely mean literal death.

Matthew 5:29
If your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than your whole body cast into hell.

For those who take the scriptures literally this would be a gruesome bit of instruction by someone who claimed to be a teacher. A wise teacher wouldn’t ask you to maul yourself for not knowing any better, a wise teacher would instruct you on how to take a better path.

Sadly many, many people take scriptures like the aforementioned literally. Today we still hear of those in other countries who chop off the hands of thieves, stone adulterous wives to death, and worse.

This BLIND VIEW will cause nothing but pain. However, if one were to look at this verse with different “eyes” (understanding) they would learn a great deal.

The EYE is always symbolic of a what a person understands or believes to be true. The EYES of a person are an allegory of what that person knows or thinks to be true.

Proverbs 3:21
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion

This is why the parable of the blind men and the elephant is so fitting. These BLIND MEN literally could NOT SEE the truth. This represents the many ignorant religious teachers who claim they can see… BUT CAN NOT.

This is another reason for Jesus healing the Blind.

Jesus = The Way, The Truth, The Light and Life.

The TRUTH gives SIGHT (UNDERSTANDING) to the BLIND (those who can’t see the truth).

And so the above scripture has nothing to do with tearing out a literal eye, but ridding yourself of something you believe which isn’t true.

If you believe lies, and hold these lies to be true, you will most surely suffer because of it. This suffering is pictured by the word Hell (which means The Grave, Hidden Place, IGNORANCE).

Let me give you an example of how this works in a simple story.

An insecure Husband worries his wife is cheating, it consumes him. He thinks every time she goes to work that his wife is making a fool of him. But this isn’t true. His wife adores him, loves him, and would never do such a thing. However, the husband believes this lie, it consumes him. Soon his relationship begins to suffer, the husband condemns the faithful wife for being something she is not. Now his once happy marriage is torn apart because his “EYE” had offended him. Now if he lets this false belief go, his marriage will recover, but if he doesn’t things will only get worse. You see, it would profit him greatly to get rid of this false belief. His marriage would bring him joy and life. However, if he continues in his error, if he doesn’t tear out this “way of seeing his wife and relationship” it will only make things worse and his suffering will not only be great he may lose his whole relationship because of it.

Now look at that scripture with different eyes.

Matthew 5:29
If your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than your whole body cast into hell.

What you believe affects your entire life. This is why it is so important to think of the whole picture, instead of just focusing on part of a problem.

I wanted to write this essay today to challenge people to try to see the whole picture. To pray for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. To be willing to let go of what everyone has told them was true and to start seeking the truth for themselves.

In many cases, the interpretations of scripture and religious beliefs of individuals have been handed down from generation to generation and the results today are no better than when people were burning witches at the stake.

Mankind’s ego knows no bounds and if you think people are no longer killing in the name of their “blind view” of what God is, you would be wrong. The truth is, it is our ignorance that keeps us fighting, debating, condemning, and believing “our blind view” is better than another’s.

Now I know many progressive thinkers, pastors, philosophers, and others who boldly proclaim the nature of God is love. They have come to know that God will not send anyone to a place of infinite suffering, and will not condemn people for how they were born, who they love, or what they believe. Sadly, these progressive thinkers still see in part, because just as I read their many wonderful words about the nature of God’s love, I also read angry and resentful words pointed at those who do not believe the same.

Nevertheless, if truth be told, it doesn’t matter who starts the fight, if both fight, both are guilty of the fight.

This is something I have been guilty of in the past, as well. There was a time that I would get angry when I saw people condemning in the name of God, or tearing down others for their lifestyle. I would speak up and speak out, and what a blind fool I had been. I thank God my eyes are opened to that all important verse spoken by the man Jesus on the cross.

Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do

When you understand that people only do hurtful things because they know no better it is hard for you to hate them, condemn them, shout or raise your voice to them.

We learn in many places that God is Love. Yet, many forget the weight love carries.

Love does not hate, condemn, cast out, tear down, debate, strive, it forgives, is gentle, patient, meek, kind, it is charitable, long suffering, LOVE never fails.

This is a powerful thing to remember the next time you feel the need to correct someone, or feel threatened and attacked by another. LOVE is a choice. LOVE is a sacrifice. LOVE is salvation.

And when Jesus forgave and prayed for those who persecuted him, he revealed that spirit of love in us all. He chose to forgive. He chose to love. He chose not to hold their actions against them because he knew THEY knew no better.

Jesus knew they did not see the whole picture. They were set in their ignorant ways. And he knew this ignorance would one day be wiped away. Destroyed forever by the bright truth that would one day be revealed to them, as it will be revealed to all.

2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

Now you would think the word WICKED would speak of a demon possessed monster named the anti-christ. But let me offer a different view of this verse as well. The word “anti-christ” is the same as saying “the opposite of truth”. The word wicked seems to be such a horrible word, but all it really means is foolish thinking, ignorance.

Ecclesiastes 7:25
I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness

Folly is wicked, being wicked is simply being a fool because you know no better. The good news is the TRUTH gives light to those in darkness. The error that people believed and were trapped by will be destroyed when the BRIGHT TRUTH COMES, which means the truth will be revealed and all wickedness (ignorance) will be destroyed.

Like the Indian parable of the six blind men and the elephant, knowing in part can be the source of great debate and even cruelty and hate. The six blind men all had part of the story, they all had different parts of understanding what an elephant was like physically. They debated and argued with each other, because they knew no better. They became wicked because they knew no better. But when the TRUTH of what an elephant really is, is revealed to them, their fighting will stop. The same is true for us all.

The Indian Blind Men and Elephant proverb is an obvious moral about the dangers and ignorance of religious wars. Every “Blind” man fighting for what he claims to be true.

A wise man knows the one who questions learns. The fool never questions and never becomes wise.

It is questioning and seeking with an open heart that brings us to enlightenment. We must question, we must seek, we must fight against egotistical beliefs and traditions and dare to pray, ” teach me the truth no matter what the cost.”

We must go to the MOUNTAIN as Moses did, as Jesus did. Which is a symbol of going to a higher place in search for the truth. When we return, our faces will also shine, as Jesus’ face shined, and Moses’ face shined. Which is also an allegory of KNOWING THE TRUTH.

Ecclesiastes 8:1
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

It is my great hope that people begin to search out the truth. This journey is one of the most rewarding. The mysteries of the Kingdom of God are as great as they are wonderful.

The answer is not in the mouth of others. The answer will not be found by going to a particular preacher, wise man, guru, or sage, but the answers are found within.

The TRUTH cannot be taught, only the WAY to the truth can be taught. The TRUTH is only revealed within. I cannot teach anyone the truth, I can only share what I am learning along the way to the TRUTH.

The Buddha realized this as well. As did Christ. The Buddha knew no one could teach the truth, this is why Buddhism is called “the Way”, because all the Buddha taught was the WAY to the truth, he did not teach the truth.

Jesus said the same thing, he said NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME. No one can come to know the truth, until they become like Jesus himself.

This is something an old saying in Buddhism makes clear, “if you see the Buddha on the side of the road KILL HIM”. This allegory is meant to teach us, that we ALL ARE THE BUDDHA, we aren’t to look at another for the answers, but we must realize we all are the ANSWER WITHIN. This is also why Jesus said, MANY WILL COME IN MY NAME BUT GO NOT AFTER THEM. The TRUTH is not ANOTHER PERSON, the TRUTH is found in your BE-ing. It is within you. The TRUTH is Spirit of God within us all, and no one can know the Truth unless it is revealed to them.

In closing, I want to share alternative view to some scriptures that I hope lead you to an awareness that you have not “seen” before.

PLEASE READ THIS WITH NEWS EYES, meaning instead of picturing someone as the “I AM” in the below verses, see yourself as the “I AM” in these verses. (I really pray you SEE this)

What is the WAY to the TRUTH?

John 14:6
I AM the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, but by me.

How does one find entrance into the Kingdom of God?

John 10:9
I AM the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

What is the way to enlightenment?

John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

How does one find resurrection and life?

John 11:25
I am the resurrection, and the life:

I AM is the answer. The TRUTH is within you. It is not found stumbling around in darkness and arguing with others over what part is the truth. The answer is within us all. No one can teach the Truth, people can only teach the way they learned the truth. No one can tell you what the Kingdom of God is, people can only tell you how they found it themselves.

“the kingdom does not come with observation. You cannot say, look here or look there to find the kingdom. For behold the kingdom of God is within you!”

No one taught me what I know to be true. The truth was within me, and day by day the brightness of the truth is destroying every lie I have ever believed and because of this my life is truly blessed. SEEK AND FIND FRIENDS and if anyone asks you who you are and why you believe the way you do… tell them…

John 6:35
I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me (comes to know what I know) shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

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43 thoughts on “I AM – THE ANSWER

  1. Roy June 17, 2012 / 10:31 AM

    I just finished reading this and loved it. I found the Truth within a number of years ago and my life was changed forever. And like you say in your article, no one could show me the truth…..they only led me until I found it out for myself. They could not teach it to me.

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 8:00 PM

      Roy, you know how much your comments mean to me. Thank you friend!

  2. Vivian Sundermeyer June 17, 2012 / 11:23 AM

    We are all children of God, who we are. God is truly who we are and what we are. Born of His Sprit by His Sprit. Father Son And Holy Ghost are one and we are that one…Vivian

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 8:00 PM

      Amen to that Vivian! We are one and I for one and very grateful you shared here. Much love and peace to you and yours, Jacob

  3. Patrick June 17, 2012 / 1:16 PM

    My Dear Friend Jacob,You are continually riding the crest of the wave and on the cutting edge of The Present, Now move of God, in these final days of this present age…….You are a natural leader with tremendous insight into the Heart and mind of God…..After reading this article ……..I felt the impact of the scales being sand blasted from my eye’s …………Mega UPS for an outstanding essay into The Mind of Christ and how we need to be I’AM instead of talking about I’AM…………your friend till the end in a world without end…………Patrick Parisi

    • john walsh June 17, 2012 / 3:57 PM

      Awesome! It really is all about me!

      • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 7:58 PM

        John, you are a gift… NEVER FORGET THAT! And never sell yourself short. YOU MY FRIEND ARE A GIFT THAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 7:59 PM

      Patrick, what can I say, your words always blow me away. I don’t feel worthy of your kind words… but I am learning to accept them as gifts, and trust me when I say your words are gifts. Keep shining that light or yours, Jacob

  4. Angie Baker June 17, 2012 / 4:09 PM

    Man, this was a wonderful read!!! I tell you this all the time how grateful I am for sharing all tha you do!!! Awesomeness can’t wait to share on my page… Blessings!

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 7:57 PM

      Angie, you are so awesome… Your words are like a song that makes my heart leap! I am so grateful you took the time to let me know what you think, and even happier that what I wrote means something to you. Much love and peace to you and yours, Jacob

  5. Sarah June 17, 2012 / 5:18 PM

    I enjoy your tidbits of truth. God has been revealing a lot of things to me and I feel soooo behind times but taking advantage now of being totally in the LORD. Thank you for sharing for sure! Sarah

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 7:56 PM

      Sarah,

      I am so happy you enjoy these articles and they are striking a chord in you. I can’t tell you how much your comments mean. I have been writing for years, and sharing for about three years now and I so love the response I get for those who share here. Please keep in touch! Peace to you and yours, jacob

  6. Mave June 17, 2012 / 5:55 PM

    Jacob reading this has ignited the spark within me.How freeing to read your essay.I am a great believer of “the truth is within”Many years I spent in churches,I was never content as I had a great hunger for truth and found no man’s truth was my truth.
    As Jesus said “the truth is within” the kingdom of God is within.
    Thank you for posting and blessing all those who hunger for truth.

    You are a spark to ignite the flame.

    Mave NZ

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 7:55 PM

      Mave, YOUR NAME IS A JOY! 🙂 which must mean you bring joy to many, as you have brought joy to me with your wonderful comment. Thank you so much for sharing and I pray your passion lights the fire in the heart of millions… I have no doubt you already are. Please do keep in touch. Peace to you and yours, jacob

  7. March June 17, 2012 / 7:20 PM

    God is reeling us IN to reel us OUT-is what this means to me. indeed, it is time.. thank you for sharing this. I am encouraged to look deeper inside

    • jacobisrael71 June 17, 2012 / 7:53 PM

      March, I am so glad you enjoyed the essay. Please dig deeper into the archives here, there is a lot to find. Much love to you and yours, and please continue to share with others here as well. peace to you and yours, jacob

  8. Carlos June 17, 2012 / 10:21 PM

    Jacob, you are not the truth, neither of you who commented here are the truth. Jesus is the truth, and the truth was revealed to him, and the bible is the word of God, the spirit of God, without these words, we would all be lost. You didn’t write the gospels, nor the OT. If you are the truth, then speak without quoting scripture. Buddha was not the truth. I really don’t understand why you quote him. I’m sorry I have to sound so harsh, but you are not the truth, I took another look at your writings, and I don’t like what I read. God is the only truth, and we can only know this truth through his words. That’s why Jesus is the light that came into the world, because we were all in darkness.

    • Dan G. June 18, 2012 / 12:11 AM

      Is that so?…You may wish to apologize to Jacob….The fantasy in your mind should stay there and not be projected onto another…Jacob by his own words only tries to communicate the need for the individual to seek within themselves the truth God has for them. The people of this world would be better off if all would point to (as Jacob does) one place of truth ( we know it as the Christ)…Iam sure it is called other things by way of diverse culture and language. So I guess John 1:1 should read in the beginning was the bible? One other thing the truth is always revealed within and not to a person…Your own understanding would make a mess of things as one can see by the state of religions today…When GOD CHOOSES to reveal whatever truth you are in need of at the time of His knowing, it is done quickly and without delay…It takes the place of a targeted false belief or adhered to lie and destroys it never to be seen of again….Now Carlos I didnt use any bible scriptures for you to reference….So how would one go about trying to know if the words I just wrote were true or not? It is a great place when mercy outbids condemnation.

      • Carlos June 20, 2012 / 7:08 AM

        Dan, is called logic, yes logic, that’s all I need to know if what you wrote is true or sounds truthful or not. The point is that you didn’t write anything revealing, you are just making some poiints, and you are wrong too. Dan, faight comes by hearing and hearing of the “WORD” of God. All the prophets heard/percieved the word of God, they didn’t invent what they were saying. I don’t agree with Jacob because he quotes scriptures and mixes it in with other philosophies/religions that do’t have the truth. Muhammad didn’t have the truth, Buddhaa didn’t have the truth, should I go on. If you believe they did, then have a nice day.

    • jacobisrael71 June 18, 2012 / 8:04 AM

      Carlos, I think it’s as simple as you “think” you know what I am writing, but aren’t quiet understanding. Like this paper you commented on, the “interpretation” of something can put people at odds. I do agree with one thing, “Jacob” is not the truth, but like everyone else on the planet, the TRUTH is within Jacob. My advice, don’t read things that anger you and seek God for the answers. As I wrote, and has been written long before I wrote it here/// those who seek will fiind. Have an awesome week Carlos, and remember the “truth” doesn’t need to be defended, it needs to be embraced. Peace to you and yours, jacob

      • Carlos June 20, 2012 / 7:34 AM

        You assume that I’m angered, please stop assuming and patronizing people. My mind is clear as daylight. You criticize other people, specially religious people, please let others criticize you. How can you say “my advice is don’t read things that anger you”. Who are you to say that, am I a baby, or ignorant incapable of reading anything I want. You of all people have the biggest ego, you haven’t learned anything, you are not humble, you may sound humble, but you are not, and your condescending writing shows it. You want people to respond to your post, but when they do, and they don’t agree with you, you attack them in a condescending way. Where is the truth of Christ in you.

        Jacob wrote this, not me:
        PLEASE READ THIS WITH NEWS EYES, meaning instead of picturing someone as the “I AM” in the below verses, see yourself as the “I AM” in these verses. (I really pray you SEE this)

        What is the WAY to the TRUTH?

        John 14:6
        I AM the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, but by me.

        You are clearly stating here, that you/Jacob is the truth. Yet you wrote to me saying that you are not the truth, but that the truth is within you. Well, that’s not what you wrote.

        Jesus is the truth, the way and the life, and unless you accept him in your heart, you will be in darkness. Jesus said, my words are truth, my words are spirit. Unless we are born of these words/spirit, we are not of God. Buddhha did not have the truth. I rest my case. I will not be silent.

        Have a good day Jacob.

      • jacobisrael71 June 20, 2012 / 8:08 AM

        Carlos, Listen man first of all I don’t patronize people, as everything I share on here is free to the public. Secondly, I don’t mind people criticizing what I wrote. If someone tears me down for sharing what I am learning they are the ones that are not yet fully secure in their faith, if I was I would go around attacking people for what I don’t agree with. There really is no point to that, love is the only thing that draws people to change. I don’t know where you get off saying I have the biggest ego, seeing as you don’t know me Carlos or that I am condescending and pretend to be humble, I mean that’s some heavy handed put downs there man. I didn’t respond to you in any way other than with respect. I didn’t put you down, attack you, mock you or declare that you are just ignorant. All I did was say, I don’t believe you got the heart of what I was writing, because if you did you wouldn’t have responded the way you did. And my advice to you is still, if things anger you, bother you, or get you to a point where you feel the need to respond with put downs etc, as you have done to me, don’t read it. If you believe I am so misled and so incorrect, which you have stated many times in the past, simply don’t return to the site. I hope you can see past your preconcieved ideas about who I am, and read articles on here knowing I only do this to share with others in hopes that it helps them. And I do not mind comments or criticisms at all, however when they are not productive, as yours have been there really is nowhere else we can go. Look, life here is so short, and debate, strife, contention, and unhealthy back and forth is such a waste of our precious time. So let’s love each other, accept each other for where we are, and let us never get involved in tearing down another for their beliefs to make us feel better about ours. peace to you, Jacob

    • T.J. June 20, 2012 / 12:07 PM

      Carlos,

      You are right. None of us are the truth. We are the lie. Who we perceive ourselves and others to be in this world is a complete and utter lie but one we none the less live out each and everday. This lie is called the ego. The ego encompasses every detail of who we believe ourselves to be in this world. It was formed from the dust of the ground, meaning it is void of water which is symbolic of God’s spirit and truth. This is who we are in this world. We cannot function as anything other than our ego while we are in this world. This is the biggest stumbling block for all of humanity. We put so much effort into fulfilling what our ego’s desire. We strive for money, physical beauty, dream homes, fancy cars, fame, respect, love, etc, etc, etc. Then we take it further. We transform our ego’s into an angel of light just as the scriptures declare the devil does. The ego is the devil. Every man is a liar including Jacob because even Jacob lives through his ego just as we all do. Anyone who claims otherwise is only perpetuating the problem because they are deceiving themselves even further. Flesh and blood cannot and will not inherit the kingdom of God which is life and peace. Flesh and blood is the ego. Our ego cannot inherit or know life and peace. I am sure Jacob and others who comment on here would admit that their lives lack peace. There is no peace in constantly striving for more money or physical beauty or better sex or the admiration of others or whatever motivates you in this world. It is all in vanity and always requires us to till the ground by the sweat of our brow. Jesus the man had to die. His flesh and blood body was crucified, put to death at Calvery/Golgatha. This means is ego, who he believed and thought himself to be in this world had to die. It has nothing to do with physical death for we are not our bodies it means our carnal minds which is the devil, which is the antichrist and which is the ego has to die. There is no other way regardless what anyone tells you. You can never make your ego good enough for heaven or salvation because there is no salvation for it. This is why Jesus prayed for the cup to pass from his hands. He was praying from his ego. We all do this when we are faced with hard times. We don’t want to suffer and we certainly do not want to die. This is the nature of the ego, it wants to live and be in control. Most do not even realize they are living a lie. Some are slowly awakening to this truth but are still very much attached to the ego. It is like having a lucid dream. You realize you are dreaming, but the dream still continues. The more you become aware of the dream the more influence you have over it. But in order to take control of the dream, Carlos, we have to let go of the lie itself and the only to do that is to shut it down from time to time in meditation. We have to sacrifice our carnal minds and take captive our thoughts in meditation to find that place of life and peace our true selves so desire. As we do this we will begin to manifest that life and peace into our reality. This is when the old earth and heaven begins to pass away and the new earth and heaven begins to manifest. It may sound cooky but it is true. Science is beginning to realize that we create our own reality. Jacob has hit on this before in a few essays and at the time I rejected it altogether. I now know it is true. Most of us are co-creating from our carnal minds or our ego. Since most are not even aware of their ego(false nature) they in turn are unaware they are creating anything at all. Therefore everything they create is ego based and that is why the world is in the condition it is in currently because we have and continue to create it that way because the condition of the world is a direct reflection of the condition of ourselves. In order to change the world, we must first change ourselves. In order to live in a world that is based on unconditional love, peace, understanding, patience, and long-suffering, be must die to our egos and begin creating from the mind of Christ which is our true nature but not the one we currently function as. Like I said before most are still very much asleep. We know this by simply watching the news or reading the paper. But we are beginning to wake up slowly and surely. The more we wake up, the more things will change because we are changing first. It all happens through us. We have been crawling on on the ground for far too long. It is time we take flight.

      Peace and love,

      T.J.

      • Carlos June 21, 2012 / 7:16 AM

        Jacob, you really need to defend what you write, and you really, really need to stop preaching. I understand that this is your tactic. Everytime I have tried to communicate with you, you do the same thing, you start preaching. I have already read your articles, you don’t need to do that. Defend and explain what you wrote and prove from the bible the logic behind it, but please, please, stop preaching, you are not my pastor, I don’t have one and don’t want one. I didn’t ask for you opinion either, I didn’t come here asking for advice. Your first response to me was totally immature, why don’t you read it again.This is what you wrote. “My advice, don’t read things that anger you and seek God for the answers”
        What is that suppose to mean? If that is not condensending and a brush off, I don’t know what is. But hey, it’s my fault, for coming back here. I will leave it at that. You refuse to answer and defend what you write, by telling people to go and seek the truth. You are defenetly a cult, and you have a cult following. Remember, you can’t mix the word of God with other idealogies. Your followers have itchy ears, I don’t. Have a nice life Jacob.

      • jacobisrael71 June 21, 2012 / 7:54 AM

        Carlos, the wise person knows it is better than to tear down. Use wisdom, express love, stop attacking and condemning, be accepting, stop mocking. You need to take a good long hard look at yourself in the mirror and question why you feel the need to come on here again and again to my blog and attack not only the words I write, but my integrity and character and those people who actually can comprehend what is written here. You haven’t put anything in your responses that would warrant any type of intelligent response. You are baiting and life is so short and so hard for so many. I am not some well to do pastor, or preacher, I am simple father of four who only wants to inspire and encourage others. I struggle financially and with my health but I make the most out of my life and what brings me so much joy is sharing what I write and seeing how it helps others. They don’t pay me for this, I am not famous for this, I receive nothing for this but comments and emails here and there. You have no idea what kind of person I am and how hard I work to lift others up and to be there for them when they need. I started this for one reason and one reason only, to help people that are hurting as I have hurt. To encourage people to do as I wrote you, to seek God themselves. That isn’t immature that is simply great advice. This is the last time I will be responding to you. Please take a long hard look at the way you have continually attacked me for simply being me, and sharing what I know to be true, what IS TRUE. Then look at how I have responded, Carlos a person doesn’t go out looking for fights because their heart is full of joy and peace, I hope you find out that tearing down others is never going to make you feel better about yourself or what you believe. Now I have to get back to doing what I love to do, and I oonly have a short time every morning to do so, so please if you can’t be kind and don’t like what you read here, don’t read things here. Life is too short and I am not going to allow the black cloud your throwing out there to cover my day, my day is short and should be filled with things that lift me up. Peace to you, Jacob

    • T.J. June 20, 2012 / 12:38 PM

      Carlos,

      One last thing. Don’t follow anyone else regardless of title or stature. Instead, learn to see the different aspects of yourself in everyone you interact with and grow from those interactions. Truly, we are all reflections of one another in this world. But instead of realizing this and taking the opportunity to grow from it by coming face to face with ourselves by way of our interactions with one another, we judge, tear down, and push away. Then we are left no better than we started. What we do to another we do to ourself because there is no one but us. And we all perceive one another in ways that directly reflect our own condition. Just as you perceive Jacob differently than Patrick or Dan. It is true with all of us. People become who we perceive them to be to our own self and in turn on some level we become that way too because that person is simply a nother us. That is why it is so important to step outside of ourselves (our ego) from time to time and shut it all down in meditation so we can begin to realize these great truths and grow from them. We are not to follow anyone else because then we are simply following a part of ourself and all of us function through our egos so what we are really following is a part of our ego. We must go within for the truth. That is where it is waiting for us by the well where we will receive the true water of life. It will never be found in an essay or in the illusory external world that only exists in our mind. It can only be found within. The more you go within the more truth you will find manifesting itself in your world because your whole reality is a projection of what is going on within you. If you are on an inward journey for truth that journey will also manifest itself in your outward reality. If you are inwardly selfish, vain, superficial, and greedy, then that will also manifest itself in your outward reality. So the bottom line is this. If you really want truth, go within. Shut down that carnal mind. Offer yourself (your ego/carnal mind) as a sacrifice at Golgatha (the place of the skull) so the truth can ressurect within you and manifest itself in your reality. This is the only way. It is the narrow path many scoff at, but it is the true path. We each have unlimited potential within but it is laying dormant. Just try to imagine if we all unleashed that potential at the same time what kind of world we would live in. We are co-creators because we are one. We either co-create death and everything that comes along with it or we co-create life and peace and everything that comes along with that. It is time to wake up to this dream and make it reflect who we truly are.

      Peace,

      T.J.

      • Carlos June 21, 2012 / 11:28 PM

        You really need to stop smoking what ever it’s that you are smoking. Good bye.

      • jacobisrael71 June 22, 2012 / 10:18 PM

        I hope you have an amazing, joy filled life Carlos. Jacob

    • Sarah June 20, 2012 / 1:09 PM

      I have wondered why you accused others for saying they were God and went back several times to see if this was said and it was not. The great I AM as spoken of in Exodus 3:13 through 15. This is the I AM that is being spoken about I don’t see where anyone is thinking they are God. Hopefully this will clear up the assumption.

      • jacobisrael71 June 20, 2012 / 5:27 PM

        Hey Sarah, I am sorry was that comment for me? Forgive me, sometimes these blur together. Thank you for sharing!

      • Sarah June 20, 2012 / 7:22 PM

        No, was for Carlos. I saw nothing wrong with your article. I had to go back several times trying to figure out why this guy thought like he did; like we were gods it seemed, so thought I’d bring out that scripture as I saw what you wrote. The great and mighty I AM and then a comma.

        In the spirit I find that those with the Holy Spirit can share, discuss and even disagree in love as we all are learning all the time.

        Sarah

      • jacobisrael71 June 20, 2012 / 7:44 PM

        Oh, okay LOL, I just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t directed at me. I love what you did though, we should always go back and re-read stuff to make sure, I am definately not the authority on this stuff, I just love seeking and sharing. I also love learning from those who share with me here. Believe me when I say, when people tell me I am wrong on certain things I ALWAYS pray about it, and seek out a deeper answer to see if I am missing something. Much love and peace to you and yours, Jacob

  9. Dot McNutt June 17, 2012 / 10:43 PM

    Jacob , when I first started to hear this word awhile back it scared me but I keep on keeping on and it is becoming more real to me…I see my “eyes” being opened!! Thank-you for sharing the Truth!

    • jacobisrael71 June 18, 2012 / 8:01 AM

      Love to you lady! Thanks for the comment and I know exactly what you said. Peace to you, Jacob

  10. jimmytst June 18, 2012 / 2:47 AM

    Great post as usual. Thanks for posting and sharing, Jacob. I came across this quote after reading your blog, and I thought the message is apt. Peace and blessings.

    You are blind and I am deaf and dumb,
    so let us touch hands and understand….♥

    ~ Kahlil Gibran.

    • jacobisrael71 June 18, 2012 / 8:00 AM

      I love that Jimmy! Right on man, and thanks again for your comments. Have an awesome week.

  11. Daniel June 18, 2012 / 5:36 PM

    Jacob again I thank God for His living loving word.God put upon my heart that it is truthly gift to know this truth about His love and when we see this like Paul we thanks Him for truth and when He reveals it to other we should be truly thankful.
    Paul was always praying we people to see the true love of God and God has put that on my heart for many years and has open my heart and mind to His wonderful love of all and it is truly burning away all the false believe that have come into me for many years of religion but I am also see He had a reason for that also.
    Jacob keep writting what God has truly put on your heart.
    Love in Christ Daniel

  12. Daniel Mosier June 21, 2012 / 2:19 PM

    Carlos God’s love is not going to fail anyone.He said that all will come to know of His love and grace what a wonderful Father we have.
    Love in Christ Daniel

  13. sjvarnam August 26, 2012 / 6:59 PM

    Tks, Jacob. I do pray about knowing the truth a lot, and maybe I am being enlightened a little more each day.

  14. Wanda Martinez September 7, 2012 / 5:29 AM

    Jacob, I have read and been so blessed by many of your writings! as Corinthians says: the natural man CANNOT understand spiritual things….I, too am being attacked for the Truth that He is withing me! but when you “KNOW” (experience) the Truth,, it truly makes you free!! and all you desire is that your sharing will cause them to desire to be free also! I have struggled with the accusations of being more spiritual than others! but , it is not that way! it is just that God has revealed much by His Holy Spirit! that I be changed from glory to glory, to glory! This is also happening with you! Thank you for speaking what is given to you by Him! we don’t always understand each other; but that is so we can learn how to love with His love, inspite of our differences! Jesus said that they would know us by our love…not our agreements or sameness! The natural man cannot see what we see, until they are born of the Spirit! not of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God! Thank you for letting me share ! We “KNOW” the Truth and the Truth has made us free!!! Keep writing what He has given; and I will do the same! We can’t do anything different anyway…God wont let us!! Be blessed, Jacob! I truly love your sweet, humble Spirit!

    • jacobisrael71 September 7, 2012 / 8:59 AM

      Wanda, thank you so much for your kind words. It’s never easy breaking free from the accepted beliefs of the day and seeking the truth, but it definately is worth it! Much love to you and yours, jacob

  15. Jeff Peterman August 27, 2013 / 10:55 AM

    The Light Of Life Is Shining Brighter. Thanks for sharing this Jacob.

    • jacobisrael71 August 29, 2013 / 10:34 PM

      I feel that bright light hitting me in your comment 🙂 Thank you my friend!

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