CALL UPON THE NAME
This weekend I had the chance to speak with a pastor of a near by church. He was sharing quite a bit with me. I took the oppurtunity to do the same. I knew that the way I “see” things was dramatically different than the way he saw things. So I didn’t try to force my views on him, nor did I try and prove what he was saying as wrong. He of course, put heavy emphasis on Jesus the man/the Christ being Lord and Savior and that if you don’t put all your trust in this man from two thousand years ago then you will not be saved.
When I asked him what it is that we needed saving from. His answer was of course infinite torture. You see his view of salvation is an assurance that in the future a God of Love will not torture him endlessly.
This is what I call the dangling of the carrot. Hold that carrot out in front of the donkey and get that donkey to work for you without ever receiving the reward. To an extent this is very true with religion today. There is a lot of self assurance and belief that in the future everything will finally be perfect, but in the now the majority of mainstream “believers” are some of the most miserable. And why wouldn’t they be? They are taught that they have no power over their situations. They are taught that there is a scary monster called the devil who is out to get them, so when anything goes wrong of course it couldn’t be them who are either to blame for it, or benefit from it. They are also taught how to be prideful and arrogant and prejudice. They are convinced they are part of some elite club and that anyone outside that club is somehow “less than”. They believe that it is love to tell a person that they are going to burn endlessly if these people don’t change their orientation or belief. They are taught that they will be blessed with more money IF they only give their money, sort of like a spiritual lottery where you have to be in it to win it. The reward for their devotion to whatever church, temple, mosque, or religion they serve is the promise of a future pay off… THAT NEVER COMES WHILE THEY WALK THIS EARTH. Sort of like saying, work for me for the rest of your life and after your dead I’ll pay you.
Now this line of “sinking” ironically is not even scriptural. It took me many years of study, prayer and contemplation to see how very tricked I too had been. I too, had been the donkey chasing after that carrot. It took years to finally give up this egotistical line of “sinking” and find that the carrot had already been within. The instant I did, I began to rest.
After your work, and you SEE all you have done under the sun, and you can say that everything was for the good… YOU REST! This my friends is salvation.
Salvation is NOT a future event. It is freedom from your fear, your worries, your dread, your insecurities, your pride, your hate, your shame, your illusions, etc. Salvation is KNOWING the TRUTH of who you are. Because it is THE TRUTH that sets you free! Salvation is finally entering the KINGDOM OF GOD. Which is NOT a future event… it is a NOW EVENT.
For those who do not know what the Kingdom of God is… this is not some far off palace in the sky. The Kingdom is WITHIN YOU and it is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY! – It is finally finding REST! It is finally being able to LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ALL IT’S GLORY!
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Now, where mainstream Christianity uses fear as a motivator… you will find that in the kingdom of heaven, there is no fear… there is ONLY LOVE!
God is LOVE! And there is NO FEAR in love. In fact, perfect LOVE casts out all fear!
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
And yet those in mainstream Christianity will use fear of this or that, whether it is hell or the devil, to get you to do whatever it is they want you to do. “You better do this… OR BURN!!!!!”
Fear produces death. Giving people a to do list to find peace is pictured beautifully in the allegory of the LAW. Moses came up with what seems like an endless list of do’s and don’ts for us to follow… OR ELSE! In it contained ways to punish people, condemn people, and yes kill people… Man’s law is not God’s law. The LAW OF LOVE is CLEAR!LOVE GOD FIRST and…
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Man’s law produces fear, shame, regret, pride, anger, lust and more… The Law of Man produces DEATH (carnal minded thinking)… It is the LAW OF SIN and DEATH. The LAW OF LOVE, which one finds when they rest… SETS YOU FREE!
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
No to do this one must learn to DENY themselves. They must TAKE UP THEIR CROSS. They must lay down the lies the once learned and cross over to the truth.
Let’s for a moment see what mainstream Christianity says we need to do to find out “future salvation”. Then I will show you what we must lay down to be free now.
Salvation according to mainstream christianity is “confessing Jesus as Lord and escaping and endless amount of unspeakable torture. The caveat being, this infinite horror show many professing Christians have no problem saying a GOD OF LOVE created.
The same God of “love” who created you, and me. The same God of love who told us all to love and forgive, especially our enemies. The same God of love who said, If we know how to take care of our children and we are ignorant, HOW MUCH MORE does this same God know how to treat his own.
The logical question many parents would ask is, if they, themselves, would never give up on their kids regardless of what their children had done, why would God? There is not one parent that would send their child away to a place of unspeakable torture because their child was too ignorant to know their parent to begin with. Anyone reading this would agree, it is better for a child to be taught and encouraged and loved. Yet, not the god of mainstream Christianity. No, this God would say that we should always forgive and love, yet this God, according to mainstream Christianity will not do the same.
IF you DON’T do as you have been told, if you DON’T say the magic words and call upon the name of the “Lord”, the very same God of “love” who created you, and told you to love always, forgive always, to do good always even to those who do you wrong, will send you to a this place of infinite torture.
And I bought into that line of “sinking” for many years believe it or not. Even though it never sat right with me.
I just wanted so desperately to know God, to escape my sadness and to find peace. I thought I better get in line and believe what everyone had been telling me was true since I was about twelve years old, you know, JUST IN CASE I was headed to Dante’s inferno for not doing so.
I was alive once before the LAW came. I didn’t fear God. I had hope. I trusted in God’s provision. I believed I could be anything. I didn’t worry about what tomorrow would bring, what I would wear, what I would eat. I didn’t worry that God was angry with me, holding me under his judgmental microscope waiting for me to mess up so he could send me to a place that makes the movie SAW look like something from Walt Disney’s imagination…. I WAS ALIVE ONCE UNTIL THE LAW CAME.
I was TRICKED AS PAUL was TRICKED! Really read this next verse and then let’s open our eyes a little wider as the truth come forward.
8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. 9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
Paul understood he had been tricked, just like I was tricked… JUST LIKE YOU WERE TRICKED. But trust me the deception goes much deeper than this. We are just getting started with this one people.
But back to Paul. You see “HE” was TRICKED by religious people as I was. He was a Pharisee of Pharisees. “SIN” seized the opportunity to take the very TRUTH ABOUT GOD intended to bring life and actually tricked Paul into living a life of death.
Let me offer what I believe Romans 7:8-10 means.
Sin is the thought of foolishness. It is missing the mark, missing the truth. Sin is missing the SPIRIT of things. SIN can take something that is meant to be a blessing and turn it into a curse. It is taking something the wrong way. Like reading the directions of a shampoo bottle and thinking you must continue to wash your hair again and again and again, because it says “Repeat”. As opposed to understanding this means, the NEXT TIME you wash your hair do the same thing.
So Paul misunderstood what the LAW OF GOD really meant. This is what SIN is, it is to think foolishly, to be ignorant, TO MISS THE TRUTH OF GOD and MISS THE MARK OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE.
The thought of foolishness is sin
Paul was ALIVE ONCE, as I was ALIVE before MY FOOLISH UNDERSTANDING of GOD’S LAW TRICKED me into thinking I was miserable sinner who was damned to suffer the horrors of endless suffering.
The truth is we were ALL ALIVE once before SIN (OUR FOOLISH UNDERSTANDING) took the opportunity to turn the WONDERFUL TRUTH OF GOD into a terrible threat where we better do what religious men and women tell us to do, believe as they believe, think as they think, condemn as they condemn, OR ELSE!
We all began our lives as ADAM (Which by the way, literally means MANKIND as a whole).
We ALL were ADAM, we began UNASHAMED of who God created us to be. We were at peace. We had no fear of the future, no shame of the past, we were children alive in the garden, living the life God intended… THAT IS OF COURSE, until we were brought to that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL and told we better eat or else.
At around twelve years old or so I began to listen to what the Priest told me, in my reLIEgion classes I was made to attend I was first taught of the horrors that await IF I DIDN’T FOLLOW THE FOLD. Side note: something FOLDED has something important wrapped up and hidden within.
Until the priest and religion instructors told me what a blasphemous sinner I was, I had no idea that I was born into this world the miserable horrible sinner that God loved so much he actually had to murder his own son to save me. Which of course if I didn’t swallow that bait hook, line and sinker, I would be punished for. So I had to believe my God of Love, actually hated me and murdered his son to save me, BUT only if I believed he did this.
SOUNDS RIDICULOUS if you really think about it. But as children we don’t know any better do we?
AND SO…. (PLEASE RE-READ WITH DIFFERENT EYES)
8 SIN, SEIZING the opportunity afforded by the commandment (the foolish idea of what God’s commandments were), produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law (This kind of foolish thinking), sin was dead (I had no fear and ignorance). 9 ONCE I was ALIVE apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin (THE IGNORANT TEACHING OF WHAT IT WAS, WHICH IT REALLY WASN’T) sprang to life and I died. 10 (LATER IN LIFE) I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. (BECAUSE I NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD IT)… THANK YOU SIN!
IN THE GARDEN…
The SERPENT said EAT FROM THIS TREE and you will be LIKE GOD! The Serpent said, if you eat from this you surely won’t die. Just as the RELIGIOUS leaders of my youth told me, they said believe this, do this, don’t do that, and you will LIVE FOR EVER… or else!
YES, the EGO of man is clever and as children (immature in the faith) we listen. I listened and it took hold and my whole world changed.
You see as kids, we DON’T know truly, as EVE didn’t know, that we ALREADY WERE AND ARE LIKE GOD. We DIDN’T HAVE to eat from the tree of knowledge of what is good and what is evil to be like what we were. WE ALREADY ARE AND WERE the children of God. But when those religious leaders told us, WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG in God’s eyes to be God’s child we listened and we ate, and we BELIEVED, and EVERYONE OF US DIED SPIRITUALLY!
The instant we believed, we began seeing God outside of us, far away and distant from us. We believed God was angry at us… for simply being born into a fallen world because of someone else’s mistake we were told. AND WE BELIEVED THAT TOO.
And so we were cast out of the GARDEN, which is within us, which is the Kingdom of God, which is where we lived/existed BEFORE SIN (FOOLISH BELIEF) took hold and condemned us to death.
If truth be told, it wasn’t ADAM that fell, It was US!
Think back to when you were a child, carefree and happy. Then question, why did it all changed?
The answer is we were tricked into separating ourselves from the truth by listening to lies. And what a cost we have all paid.
The instant we ate of the egotistical lies of religion our eyes were opened to a whole new world of death. And that world was one where we suffered, and had to work harder and harder to become what we had forgotten we already were, GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN.
We were told we were NAKED and that we should be ashamed, that were SINNERS in need of a Savior. We were told we were no good, losers, that we would never know peace or joy UNLESS WE DID AS those keepers of the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL told us to do.
The serpents tricked us into eating and we ate. AND CONTINUE TO EAT! Because we have not yet believed, IT IS NOT BLASPHEMOUS TO ACCEPT WHO WE TRULY ARE.
Think about this, who did Jesus call serpents?
That’s right the religious leaders of the time. The ones who looked all righteous on the outside but were filled with hypocrisy and death.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers
These blind guides did not see (know) the truth, and we followed them and did we not ALL FALL INTO THE DITCH of IGNORANCE AND SUFFERING?
They told us we were sinners, and that we should be ashamed, and that we should hate who we were, we were bad, bad, bad! So bad we deserve to be tortured endlessly… Once again their reason was simple, because of ONE’S MAN’S SIN six thousand years ago. Another shining example of how SIN takes the scriptures and makes it mean the very thing it means not.
YET, did God tell us we should be ashamed of who we are? Did God tell us we need to do anything to be who he created us to be? NO! One of the very first things God told us NOT TO DO was to EAT OF THAT TREE!
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
So I ask you, DID GOD TELL YOU THAT YOU WERE A SINNER or DID MANKIND?
The answer is simple, CARNAL MANKIND did.
So a bigger question is now raised? What is salvation? Do we really need to be saved from some monstrous fate God has predestined for those who don’t do as the religious/serpents tell us?
OR do we need to be saved from the SIN of believing what the religious/serpents have tricked us into believing?
The SIN OF ADAM was EATING OF THAT TREE wasn’t it? ADAM’S sin was not simply being born ignorant of God, it was being tricked into believing he had to do something to be like God.
SO WHAT IS IT WE NEED TO REALLY BE SAVED FROM?
Well let me first put on theory to rest. We are NOT saved from some place of infinite torture called Hell. The reason is simple, there is no such thing. Hell literally translates into the GRAVE, the HIDDEN PLACE, it is IGNORANCE. For the sake of time, if you disagree with this statement please do go to my search bar and read two essays I have written here, one is called “Hell Revealed” and the other is called “Lake of Fire Revealed” and NO they are not the same thing.
HELL (our ignorance/death) is cast into the LAKE OF FIRE (Which is God’s spirit, a consuming fire, which is an allegory for refinement. As impurities as burned away from precious metals, so are our impure thoughts burned away with the truth.)
Nothing can separate us from the love of God! Only our ego can trick us into thinking we are far from God.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I must add, since HELL is our ignorance, it is indeed our IGNORANCE that we need to be saved from.
Now there are many teaching today that God will forgive us and save all men. And that is a step in the right direction. The problem with this is, they are still placing salvation in the future. They are still saying this salvation was attained by one man who was put to death so we could die and go to heaven. And that my friends is a big problem. It is like saying, one doesn’t need to learn how to drive to get a license, because one man learned for us all. This is another trick of that enemy called the ego. Once again it is putting faith in something outside of you, instead of going within.
This belief that the price was paid by someone else, and that we need do nothing but believe that… is like trying to get to the truth by entering another door because it seems easier and people told you to.
10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
The thief and the robber is the ego of man, always trying to do it the carnal way.
HOWEVER, when you enter into the truth… the same person who was once a follower of the truth, becomes the truth itself.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Jesus never said to simply believe on him and it’s good. Jesus said, to take up the cross, to do as he did, to see as he saw, to be what you were born to be. Jesus never said to pray to him, or to think that you are good by simply believing he did what he did. HE SAID…
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
DENY YOURSELF, this doesn’t mean to deprive yourself. It means to DENY IT. To understand who you think you are IS NOT WHO YOU ARE. Jesus said IF ANY MAN COME AFTER HIM, LET HIM DENY WHO HE THINKS HE IS, take up the same CROSS from death to LIFE AND FOLLOW THE PATTERN LAID OUT FOR US ALL.
Imagine if you will that I had overcome this world, and I told you “I AM” the resurrection and the life. The SIN would be to think that “I”, “Jacob Israel” was the SAVIOR who you must put all your trust in… However, the words can be read another way… “I am the resurrection and the life” MEANING the path to resurrection and life from the death of our ignorance is UNDERSTANDING “I AM”, understanding who YOU ARE TRULY is the RESURRECTION from the ignorance of who you once thought you were. It was never about putting your faith in one man from thousands of years ago, IT WAS ALWAYS ABOUT understanding THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU. It is about finding your way back into the garden. It is about DENYING who you think you are and taking hold of the marvelous truth that you are God’s only begotten child.
When you do this, when you deny yourself and take up the cross from death to life, you too can say when people ask to show them the Father that “I am in the Father and the Father is in me”. For the Father is all there is.
Now for those that teach, only Jesus did what has to be done what follows is people feel that they are let off the hook. Meaning, people can basically live the way they want to live and it’s all good. The truth is, whatever a man sows he shall also reap. We are corrected in this life and when this happens we MUST pay attention to it. Our testing is the trial of our faith. This is our refinement process. So to simply believe you have arrived and it’s all good and you can go about and live your life any old way you want because someone else did all the work is in fact another lie of the ego. And just because your EGO has made you believe that this is some grand revelation doesn’t mean it is true. The EGO can come as an angel of light and cause you much harm.
Just because you believe it’s all going to be peaches and cream after physical death doesn’t mean you are saved. Because salvation has absolutely nothing to do with the future. You are still trapped, you are still in hell, you still need to be saved from YOUR”SELF” in the here and now.
You see the thief wants to do three things to you.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…
The THIEF pictured here is your EGO, the person you have been tricked into believing is you, the one you must deny. Another name for this thief is the Devil. Once again, please read my article called “Man’s Ego is the Devil” if you have questions about that statement. And it is this THIEF, this FALSE SENSE OF SELF that you need to be saved from. You need to be saved from your ignorant suffering. You need to KNOW LIFE AGAIN! And the only way to do this is to embrace who you truly are and always have been. This revelation is revealed with you.
… “I” (WHO YOU REALLY ARE) am come (IS REVEALED) that they might HAVE LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly.
BELIEF doesn’t set anyone free, going along with the popular crowd doesn’t set anyone free, doing this or doing that doesn’t set you free… ONLY THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE sets you free.
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Now what I am about to share may shock you, but it doesn’t make it any the less true. Thankfully the scriptures also back this revelation up.
As with the story of ADAM, the story of Jesus’ crucifixion is also OUR STORY!
Jesus is a symbol of who we all really are and were before “we/our ego” crucified him. As Paul said, we also were crucified with him.
When Jesus died, we died. Why? BECAUSE WE ARE HIM AND HE IS US. Jesus is a symbol of the son of God we really are that we allowed RELIGIOUS LEADERS and POLITICAL LEADERS to KILL WITHIN US. But the same SON OF GOD that we are, that we all crucified, is also LORD. The word lord, in other scriptures it is translated to Jehovah, literally means the EXISTING ONE. You see, JESUS (a symbol of humanity in it’s risen/resurrected/enlightened state) is the ONLY US that really EXISTS!
We have the MIND OF CHRIST, we are the BODY OF CHRIST, we have the NAME OF CHRIST… That doesn’t leave any room for Tom, Dick and Carnal Harry.
Who we thought we were is actually the very same EGO that killed who we always have been. We chose an alternative reality, one where suffering is a way of life, where hopes and dreams go unanswered, where we have no power, where we need to do what religious people tell us to do to be saved from an imaginary place of infinite torture that doesn’t even exist.
YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO BE SAVED? FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE!
Let me break down the symbolism of the crucifixion for you. To help you better understand this.
Jesus is called the WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. No one can get to the FATHER without knowing the way, the truth, and LIFE!
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by (The way, the truth, and the LIFE).
ANDDDDDDDDD….. For THAT to be fully realized one must understand the nature (name) of God (love) is also the NATURE (name) of that person. Because when that nature is matured and we judge the truth correctly we understand AS HE (JESUS) is… SO ARE WE!
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Now WHO was condemned by the religious of the day and declared to be HERETIC for claiming to be the SON OF GOD?
THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!
Who was rejected by many, who was angry at what religion had done to the way people understood God?
THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!
Who was put to death by the religious and political leaders of the time. Because they wanted to be KING and rule, and didn’t want all of humanity to be ruled by the WAY, TRUTH, AND THE LIFE?
THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!
And where was the WAY, TRUTH, AND THE LIFE put to death by these religious and political leaders?
That’s right GOLGOTHA… and what does GOLGOTHA MEANS? The PLACE OF THE SKULL! And what is beneath your skull? YOU BRAIN!
And where is the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE buried right now? WITHIN YOU!
And where is the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE seated? In the Temple of God… PLEASE POINT TO YOUR TEMPLES. What is between them?
YOUR BRAIN! Your thoughts!
Christ (The truth revealed in mankind) was put to death (buried beneath lies) at Golgotha (the place of the skull=Our brains), yet CHRIST(the way, truth, and life) remains seated in the TEMPLE of Gods (Your brain is between your temples).
We ALL were crucified with Christ (meaning we all became ignorant of the Truth) after we were given a crown of thorns.
And what does a crown symbolize? A RULE, BEING RULED. And what are the Thorns?
18 And these are they which are sown among THORNS; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
The instant we took upon ourselves the SINS (foolish thoughts/cares) of the world, the TRUTH OF WHO WE WERE was put to death, by the new IDEA of what we should be.
And in that instant we began to believe God had forsaken us.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
All thanks to that religious egotistical serpent that said, TO BE LIKE GOD ALL WE MUST DO IS EAT!
We all believed we were separated from God and that produced death. We ALL were forced outside the GARDEN (our heart) and began living OUTSIDE the GARDEN, which means we began to put faith in everything temporal outside of us instead of the eternal truth that is within.
Newsflash people, WE WERE THE ONE “MAN” THAT BROUGHT DEATH INTO THE WORLD. The good news is WE ARE THE ONE MAN THAT BRINGS LIFE INTO THE WORLD. The instant we CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD!
Now here is the big shocker. Read this scripture carefully and buckle up because everything is about to change.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
There is no difference between you and me, and those we see in the news or on the street. The same LORD IS OVER US ALL.
The word LORD translates to “The EXISTING ONE”
There is no difference between you and me or others, because the same ONE THAT EXISTS is over all. Meaning we ALL EXIST. We all share that same amazing gift or LIFE. CHRIST is our LIFE. WE EXIST! The world revolved around each of us. The sun rises and sets upon each of us. We ALL EXIST! We ALL are the one looking behind the son of the ONE WHO EXISTS… who we ignorantly call by our worldly name… Our EXISTENCE GAVE LIFE TO WHO WE ARE IN THIS WORLD. And just as we repent of the life we have created for ourselves and set out to destroy the idea of the person we used to be, we see the same story told over and over again in the scripture.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
The one who exists wishes that he or she had not become the very thing they had become. This is the first step toward true salvation.
There is no difference between us, at our core we all EXIST! We ALL are in the father and the father is in us. We all can say, if you have seen (understood) ME you have seen (understood) I EXIST!
We need to go deeper, to seek more, really question who is behind the wheel driving our life? We need to see that “He that is WITHIN ME, the one who EXISTS, is GREATER than the ONE you think you are in this world.”
I GO TO MY FATHER (I AM/I exist), for he is GREATER than who I think I am.
That day, I will be IN YOU and you will be IN ME, because you will understand we ALL EXIST!
Now here is one way it is explained to US on how we will find salvation. And what follows is truly what this whole paper has been about.
13 For whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the LORD shall be saved.
It would be sin to think The words “call upon the name” of Jesus is how salvation is found. The words call upon (eÍpikaleÑw) actually translate to “to put a name upon, to surname, to permit one’s self to be surnamed, to be named after someone”
This is huge news people, because we already know the word LORD translates to THE EXISTING ONE. But what is indeed startling is the fact that the only way to find salvation is to CALL YOURSELF THE EXISTING ONE!
It is not about accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, it is about accepting that what was true was Jesus is true for you. You too can say, BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS I AM. As Jesus did, before you knew ABRAHAM you EXISTED!
So you see the problem. For anyone to truly know salvation, they must first know SALVATION IS ALREADY THEIRS! You will never be free as long as you are looking outside of you for the answers, you will only know the truth when you enter in and become the shepherd of the sheep yourself. The next line in Romans is the reason so many still suffer.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
How are you going to finally come to realize who you are, if you believe it is a sin to do so.
CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD! CALL YOURSELF THE EXISTING ONE AND BREAK FREE!
The POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS IN YOU! Think differently!
Now before you go and say that I am declaring that “I AM” God alone, or that you are GOD ALONE… I want to remind of something, GOD IS THE ONLY THING THAT EXISTS!
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is NONE OTHER.
Now read this with new eyes.
And God (THE ONLY ONE WHO EXISTS) said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness:
The ONE WHO EXISTS created who you think you are in the image of who you really are. You TRULY ARE more than you know.
I would like to leave you with this last ground breaking truth. In the scriptures, when Moses went to Pharoah and was asked what God sent him… Moses answered, “I Am”… God (The one who exists) spoke with Moses and explained that his true name was “I Am That I Am”. Not only does this mean God is existence itself… but the words “I AM” are translated incorrectly… Those Hebrew words literally translate into… “I WILL BE WHATEVER I WILL BE”.
God is the creator, he makes and remakes as he wills. Be what it is you want to be, by first knowing who you TRULY ARE! The POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH is in your mind and tongue. CREATE A LIFE FOR YOURSELF AND RISE FROM THE GRAVE OF RELIGIOUS THINKING.
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
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Praise be to the Most High for Wisdom. May He bless you always.
May I make a suggestion in a slight change regarding your entry?
I understand I am quite “late” to the party on this post, and while part of me wants to not post, I refuse to feed that fear. So here it goes:
I happen to have donkeys. I shall stand ground for my beloved creatures to state that they certainly do not follow after a carrot held in front of their faces. (That my dear, would be a pig.) Unless you have earned a donkey’s respect and trust as an absolute equal and prove yourself to them to be a compassionate leader that will not lead them into the hands of tyranny and fear, they will do nothing for a carrot nor any treat held before their face. (That’s why they are called stubborn and stupid to those who don’t understand donkeys.) To them, you must cast aside that you are above them in any manner. If you whip them like some do to a horse, they will not move. If you behave in any way other than calm and loving, they will not budge. They would rather allow death to come upon them than to be forced into submission by a reward that they will not get. Once you prove that you understand their position, they will do anything for you in undying love. They will willingly protect you to the death. They only move in patience, love, and understanding. Nothing else will win their heart, especially not a carrot dangling before their face.
We shall be like the donkey; steadfast against man’s ego that leads to our own self created hell.
I appreciate your time.
Jacob, another powerful article! Very encouraging to start the day with. Blessings, man!
Joshua, you are awesome man. I so do appreciate your words man. Have a great week, Jacob
*Hi.. tks dear Bro.. will not print for me* *like to take your epistles to easy chair and sit quiet;y to read* *just back from 2 months in Palm Springs, loved the weather* *trust for God’s provision and love in your mlives* *sis Glory xx*
Glory, try using your mouse and hightlighting what is written than copying it and pasting it into a word document… then you should be able to print that. Let me know if that works for you, if not maybe I can print some up here and mail them to you. Thanks for the kind words, Jacob
I was really moved by your article entitled “Call upon the name.” The article confirmed feeling that I had but could not get answers to from traditional “religious” men. I do not want to take up a lot of time so I’m going to tell you about some dreams that I had. From the time I was a little girl, I would have dreams that evil spirits were chasing me. I would always run from them and I would wake up before they could cause harm to me. About the age of 45, I was having the dream. I remember being tired of running from these evil spirits, being tired of calling on the name of Jesus for protection, and not receiving that protection. All the time I went to church I was always told “ask and you shall receive”, “call on the name of Jesus” and the like but everytime I did, I would come away feeling like something was missing and that I was on my own. One night I had the dream that evil spirits were chasing me around my house and I was running down the stairs. I got to the bottom of the stairs and my running days were just done. I turned to the evil spirit at the top of my stairs and yelled, “I’m not afraid anymore. You can not do anything to me.” Well the spirit said “we’ll see about that” and proceeded to fly down the stairs towards me. Although I had the mind to run, I just couldn’t do it anymore. When the evil spirit got down to the bottom of the steps where I was, it just disappeared into thin air. I remember thinking at that time that I didn’t call on the name of Jesus but the evil spirit stopped chasing me. At that moment I felt free and powerful. I felt like nothing in this dimension or the next would have control over me ever. I am now 57 and I have never had that dream again. I didn’t know how to tell people (of the religious persuasion) what had happened and what I thought it meant because they would “tar and feather” me, if you know what I mean. I studied to become an ordained preacher (was a licensed preacher) but I could not go any further with that either. My views had become too far from the frame of what I was told I must believe. Thank you for your article!
Hey Denise….yea dreams or visions are usually given with symbols only meant for the recipient. To try and tell another is usually met with frustration. I can share this… it seems as though knowing who we are is a step but not the answer to our deepest desire. We need the Holy Spirit…What is that? It is the thing that all the churches say they have but do not…It is per individual…..The key in the scriptures is just what is an apostle?…Ask anyone they will tell you “it means one who is sent”. Its like they cannot hear your desire….for the question was “what is an apostle?” not tell me what the word means..funny. An apostle is one who is sent…that is true. The word ” sent ” back in the day is the past tense of the word ascend….An apostle is one who has ascended to the place of truth. How does he or she get there? By the way the truth and the light or life contained in this “holy spirit”. God when he chooses will reveal this well of life that we will pattern our new lives after. First he has to make us blind (cease our own understanding apart from his truth) then he will make us see (his understanding or wisdom which is truth)…
Denise, thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad it meant what it did to you and loved hearing your story. It is amazing where we have been, where we are, and dreaming of where we will soon be. Stay strong, be bold and don’t you ever worry what people think… we can’t change others but we sure can live a life of love that shines as a light that eeventually leads them all to the truth. Have the best week ever, Jacob
thank you so much for the words of encouragement! I will remember.
You are so welcome Denise… I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Please do share this site with those you think may benefit from it. Have the best weekend ever!
Jacob while a was reading this it brought tears of joy to heart and mind.Our heavenly Father love is so great for us all.
Love you brother Daniel
Thank you Jacob for this wonderful sermon, my soul was much enlighten by it. namaste.
So glad you liked it! Thank you for commenting and I hope you and yours are doing amazing!
Thank you Jacob for this update. As always, amazing IN-sight,IN-tuition, and IN-spiration. What a freshness it is to find someone who shares that which I have come to believe is Truth. I posted this on Facebook today:
“A dog will instinctively bury its bone whether anyone taught him how to or not. The dog doesn’t bury the bone because it is dead … the dog buries the bone to hide it. So no one can find it. Such is the existence of Truth. It has been buried so the common people cannot find it. Yet, the reason we cant find it isn’t because it is buried … it is because we don’t grab a shovel and dig for it. Don’t rely on someone else to tell you what they think the Truth is. Grab a shovel and start digging for yourself. The dogs have guarded their bone for far too many years. It was ours to begin with. Start digging … and never stop until you find the Truth … no matter the cost.”
Be well my friend:)
Thanks Justin… hey man you are in my thoughts. I hope you get to feeling one hundred percent real soon. Much love to you and yours my friend. If you need anything let me know, Jacob
Well spoken Jacob…interesting that you say the church teaches us to be prideful and they turn around a nd pray for deliverence of pride etc.
I am free from all of that now…even the bible is read and taken as literal to everything happening externally.
If jesus had been put to death by the electric chair then christians would be wearing little green chairs around their necks….what loving father would allow that pain happening to their son…Hmmm crucified is in our own minds…..As the kingdom is within us not some place up in the sky.
I just love having my eyes opened to more understanding.
We will never stop learning, we may think this is it but find out thats not to be.
Keep up the good work Jacob.
So true and ironic Mave! Thank you so much for taking the time to offer your thoughts. Please do share here again and let others know about this blog.
We are God. We create our own reality according to the level of our own understanding and awareness of our true nature. What we believe about ourself is exactly what we become. What ever we experience in this life is brought on by ourself and no one else. If you don’t like who you have created yourself to be in this world, then you must change it because no one else can do it for you. The way you do this is you must become the observer of your own life/creation. That means no more excuses can be made. No more blame can be cast on others. You have to take full ownership of who you are in this life or else you will always play the role of the creation istead of the creator and will always stay subject to the circumstances that you are constantly and unknowingly creating for yourself. To take on the role of the creator, who you really are, you must be able to look at yourself objectively and honestly. You must have matured to the point that you no longer blame others for your actions and behaviors. Sadly, most are not yet to this point, thus the world is the way it is. However, many are to this point and are making the conscious decision to take responsibility for themselves and create a better reality for themselves and for others. I have said in the past that a lump of clay cannot mold itself. I stand by this statement. A lump of clay has no power in and of itself to mold itself into anything. It takes a creator to mold it. We are the creators of our own reality both individually and collectively. At some point we must realize that we are responsible for EVERYTHING. And when we finally take responsibility, we take CONTROL. Jacob, you and I have talked a lot about free will in the past. You know how against the idea of free will I was. I wanted to believe that I was a victim of my circumstances and that there was nothing I could do about any of it. I believed God was in control and that all of the shots was called by him. That belief caused me a lot of suffering. I wanted to be more and to do better, but I believed God wanted me to suffer for my own good and spiritual growth. Now don’t get me wrong, I know we enter the Kingdom of God through much trial and tribulation. What I have come to realize is that we bring all of our trials and tribulations upon ourself. In the Kingdom of God, there is no trial and tribulation. It all exists OUTSIDE of the Kingdom where there is darkness and nashing of teeth. It finally hit me that the trial and tribulation comes from our belief that we are not in control. Once we realize we are in control and we are God, we find ourselves in the Kingdom because that is where God resides. And the Kingdom of God is life and PEACE. We have peace because we have crossed over from existing as a dead creation to existing as a living creator! Understand crossing over is a process. Nothing happens instantly. One workout in the gym no matter how intense will get you the body you want. It requires discipline/discipleship. I am not saying there is a long list of dos and don’ts you must follow. That is all nonscense. Anyone can adhere to a list of dos and don’ts hense the torah. What I am talking about is the taking the thoughts that you are somehow limited or weak, or a failure, or an alcholic, drug addict, sex addict, murderer, rapist, etc, CAPTIVE. You have to constantly OBSERVE those thoughts and take them captive. They are your enemies the only enemies you have or will ever have. It is your these thoughts you must overcome and again, it is a process. Meditation helps, but meditation is not the be all and end all of overcoming these thoughts/your enemies. We are constantly attacked from within our own minds all day long, everyday. If we begin to fornicate/believe these thoughts, we will become ONE with them and become them. Our task is to observe these thoughts, take them captive and create a better us by changing our thinking. But we must take responsibility and control before we can do this. This is the key. Again, meditation is a great help but it is only half the battle. No one can sit in meditation all day long and we are always thinking, even when we sleep. We must master our thoughts all of the time. This is how we will finally KNOW OURSELF.
TJ, as always man I just love your responses! I hope you are doing amazing friend. I’m posting a video today, let me know what you think. Peace Jacob
Jacob, confirmation for me and then some. It is interesting that we seek for buried treasure everywhere except within. I truly get why Wisdom was the choice instead of Gold for Solomon. He simply asked to know who he was and wealth beyond his imagination was his. Thank you my friend
You are very welcome! Love it when a “plan comes together” 🙂 Wisdom is the greatest choice, after all… “She” is a tree of life! So glad you enjoyed the article, hope you enjoy the video I am about to post. Please do subscribe if you haven’t already and tell others about this site. Have the best weekend ever, Jacob
Thank you for this..in the garden, their identity was questioned. The devil baited the Lord in the wilderness, “if thou be the son of God”. The same was asked of Him by the thief on the cross “if thou be the son of God”. It always comes down to our identity, we have to know Who and Whose we are. When we catch hold of this, then it only goes wonderfully deeper, eternal. It is so liberating (and that is a cheap description of it) to be free of religion, politics and legalism (all found most generously in the Kingdom/church), but there is a caution; we cannot run alone, it isn’t a “me and Jesus” revelation either. To whom much is given, much is required. The Lord asks the question, “how can you say you love me, who you don’t see and hate your brother, who you do see”? There is always acountability. Any revelation is a vain revelation, if it’s not turned back to God.
If people understood that their actions will have consequences they would act differently. Even I at times forget this. I pray we all learn this lesson and sow only good into the world and into the lives of those around us. LOVE DRAWS A MULTITUDE TO CHANGE! Thanks for the comment, Jacob