RECONCILIATION OF ALL THINGS
Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up expecting nothing but your everyday day to day, and then in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, everything changes.
This morning, as is my custom, I woke for another Daddy/Ethan day. My days off with my youngest son are so precious to me. He is just three. I spend these days doing about the same thing as the week before. We wake up, have breakfast together, see the boys and girl off to school, then the cleaning begins. We make the most of our days together by not just playing but by turning on the music and dancing as we do the dishes, vacuum the floors, fold the laundry and much more more before going out into the wild blue yonder.
There is lesson to be learned about how enjoyable life is when you turn your “work” into “play”.
I digress, instead of the usual Daddy/Ethan day, today was different.
Today, there would be a shift. Today, I needed to make room for this short essay, which is exactly what Ethan’s naps are for.
So, as I sat down briefly to finally enjoy my coffee, now lukewarm from sitting because I always find things to do for others rather then myself, this morning something remarkable happened. I was inspired.
I usually write my poetry at the gym while doing cardio, but after our cleaning party I always sit at my computer to drink said coffee and to check my emails before leaving the house to make sure that everyone who contacts me, I contact in return… (this can take time as you can imagine)… As I opened my inbox I saw a curious “TAG” from a Facebook friend, and reader of mine. I opened it immediately. It was another one of those beautiful gifts I receive quite often from people who have somehow been drawn to what I share… ENCOURAGEMENT!
I can’t really describe how grateful I am for the many people who share, and encourage others to see my work. It means so much to me and it really makes me feel like what I am doing is truly what I believe I am meant to do… which is, OF COURSE, to CHANGE THE WORLD! 🙂 A tall order for sure, but this essay will prove we can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST (POWER AND WISDOM OF LOVE, POWER AND TRUTH)
Her post read like this…
“Jacob Israel, wise beyond his years, words as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”
I was then inspired to share a bit on this beautiful verse in Psalms… yet as I sat down to write THAT essay, I found myself writing another one all together… But for the sake of continuity I will briefly share what I see in these verses and somehow tie it all together to show you something quite profound.
This comment my friend shared was taken from Psalms 12. The passage she shared as a way of encouraging others, spoke volumes to me.
“words as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times”
For my words have also been forged in a furnace of earth… If earth be a man’s carnal ways and the furnace be a man’s affliction.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Isaiah 48:10
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
HEAVEN = HIGHER THINKING
EARTH = CARNAL THINKING
“As the heavens are above the earth, so are my ways above carnal man’s”
Heaven is “Righteousness (right-thinking), Peace and Joy)
Earth is our lower thinking, it is DEATH, and not only will we all rise from it we all have been FORMED IN IT.
Our words are indeed formed by our experiences.
My words/thoughts over the years have indeed been forged within the difficulties I have faced in life. Of course, had I known all the good that would come out of such trials I probably would not have suffered the way I did.
Suffering is always a result of a person’s fear. We suffer when we believe what we endure is pointless, we suffer when we fear that we are somehow being punished, we suffer when we fear that nothing good will ever come of our lives, we suffer when we believe all we are meant to do is suffer…
WE SUFFER WHEN WE ARE IGNORANT to the fact that SOMETHING GLORIOUS IS BEING FORMED WITHIN OUR FURNACE OF EARTH (our ignorance/temporal experience).
Every seed must first DIE before it sprouts to life. Then after sprouting to life the seed creates many more exactly like it.
The same is true for us all. Our experiences are as a school and like every school there are many different types of students, many different levels of understanding, many different grades, and many different maturity levels.
So which type of person are you?
The answer to this is as easy as carrying a tape recorder around with you for 12 hours. The way you speak, the things you say, proclaim who you are each and every day.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
From this we understand some words are a blessing and some are a curse… some words lift up, some tear down… yet all are formed in our experience, whether these words and thoughts be wise or foolish depends on the level and type of the “student”.
Now, in the long run, I believe the things we see today will change. As I have learned that it is better to love than hate, to have hope rather than fear, through a lifetime of learning from my “mistakes”, so to will those in this world.
THIS is the hope of Glory… CHRIST in YOU! But few know what CHRIST IS…. For years, I have shared, “Christ is THE POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD”
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24
Now, let us reason for a moment together. If God be LOVE… as the scriptures state.
1 John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
And God be SPIRIT…
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
And SPIRIT are the THOUGHTS of a person, as Jesus stated… “My WORDS ARE SPIRIT, and they are TRUTH” then we understand that CHRIST (the power and wisdom of GOD) is actually one who has the POWER OF LOVE and TRUTH MANIFESTED IN THIS WORLD BY THE “WORDS” SPOKEN.
It is the TRUTH that sets a person free, and for the moment that TRUTH may be hard for everyone to see, but eventually ALL WILL!
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
In the end, ALL WILL SING PRAISES TO GOD (LOVE, TRUTH, UNITY) as is written time and time again.
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE will SPEAK blessings, and honor, and glory, and power because Love WILL BE RULING on the throne of their hearts!
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Love and Truth will be our wisdom… Love and truth will be our power… And we will no longer judge, we will unite and love.
So let me briefly share, why I knew I had to write this short essay. You see, what my friend on Facebook did not know was that verse from PSALM 12 was a verse I had just been reading around the same time she shared it.
The short Psalm struck me so to the chord that I had to sing its meaning.
So let’s begin and then I will reveal something secret about me, this site, my novel, and everything that is “Jacob Israel.”
You see, Psalm 12 bears a striking resemblance to the day we are living in. This psalm I can relate to. For I have wondered, what is the point of it all, when it seems the whole world has gone astray. I have wondered whether my desire to reach people and change the world, was a foolish desire to begin with… Yet, if truth be told, I could never really accept that.
So let’s take a look…
12 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
Today, when we exalt VILE MEN AND WOMEN, we find wickedness everywhere… Look at this generation. Does it not exalt VILE BEHAVIOR?
I have recently, been working in an environment where I can truly see what is considered acceptable behavior today. Mocking each others, foul language, pranks, tearing down, vulgarity, and perversion everywhere. Honesty is frowned upon and suspect. Doing the right thing is seen as manipulation, etc and etc….
2 Timothy 3
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, …
Yeah, that about sums it up for us. Just the other day I found someone sharing a video of a tragic accident, millions had viewed this horrific events, and millions shared it … BECAUSE IT WAS FUNNY TO THEM HOW STUPID A PERSON COULD BE.
I am learning that there are few today who are real, few today you can trust, and few today who mean to do well for the sake of doing well, as opposed to gaining the world from it.
Like the Psalms, we see SO MANY PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT VAIN THINGS… Praising people to their faces, while tearing them down while their faces are turned. People flatter and talk with a double tongue for sure. The poor are oppressed, the needy do indeed sigh, and so I share this essay because I believe NOW IS THE TIME FOR IT ALL TO END.
DID YOU EVER NOTICE the words, “IN THE LAST DAYS…”?
Now, I am not about to get all spooky, left behindy on you… No, for the truth of what the rapture is, please watch the video I posted awhile ago, or read some more material I share on here for free.
No, I mean to say… these are the LAST DAYS WE WILL SEE SUCH IGNORANCE AND WICKEDNESS.
LIFE IS ABOUT TO SPROUT FROM THIS DEATH.
The words of TRUTH, LOVE, PEACE, AND HOPE are being purified within our experience, and from this experience we will see the desires of our hearts come to be… which is the RECONCILIATION OF ALL THINGS.
To reconcile something, means to “cause to coexist in harmony” — MEANING, EVERYTHING IS MEANT TO EXIST IN PERFECT HARMONY. This is the way it was and the way it will be again. We are all connected. What we do affects the whole, and what others do affects us.
It is the day one sees that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD. That we are ALL IMPORTANT parts of the whole. And so our trespasses will be forgiven in the day we forgive the trespasses of others. We will be loved when we LOVE!
WE AFFECT THE WHOLE, just as a single lit match can catch and consume everything around it, we as LIGHTS can LIGHT THIS WORLD AND SET IT FREE.
So the fact that I believe I am meant to change the world is not really such a fantasy. If truth be told, we all have an effect on the lives of those around us, we all have an effect on this world.
I can prove this…
If everyone chose to TRULY LOVE… there would be no war, no poverty, no lack, no shame, no fear, no harm done. However, for this to happen, it means ALL MUCH choose to love. So long as one is out of harmony with everyone and everything else, there is no unity.
So how can I believe such a thing? Is it arrogance to believe you are part of something greater than life in this death has tried to sell you? I think not… The question is not, “how can I believe such things?”, the questions is, “How can YOU not?”
We have seen time and time again how one man’s vision can change things… Steve Jobs, for example had a vision of world where technology would become an extension of humanity, he pictured people attached to their devices as they would be attached to a child… more so we see today.
You would hard pressed to walk through any metropolitan area and not see people attached to their devices connecting them to people all over the world in a moment’s time… This was science fiction just a couple of decades ago. It was something I am sure people who have told Mr. Jobs was a fantasy nothing more, unattainable, a dream… and yet STEVE JOBS BELIEVED AND RECEIVED his dream come true.
You see, Steve Jobs, ALSO BELIEVED ALL THINGS WERE POSSIBLE… He changed the world because of it.
Take a look at what he said in an interview many years before the world became the world it is today.
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.” Steve Jobs
Whatever a person believes they receive, whether that be the limited life Steve spoke of, or the broader life where you can influence EVERYTHING and EVERYONE…
I choose to believe, I can do ALL THINGS THROUGH “CHRIST” WHO STRENGTHENS ME! Philippians 4:13
Which, we now know means, “I can do all things through the power and wisdom of love and truth, which MAKES ME SUPER POWERFUL!”
You see, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE FOR THEM THAT BELIEVE! Mark 9:23
So, I was not joking when I said, it was my dream to reach and change the world. I have seen in my short life of almost 44 years that WITH FAITH NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE! Matthew 17:20 indeed.
Everything I have accomplished, everything that I have experienced, IS EVERYTHING I FIRST BELIEVED COULD BE!
Then after seeing it, envisioning it, I would proclaim it to be true. I would CALL THOSE THINGS THAT ARE NOT AS IF THEY WERE Romans 4:17 and they BECAME!
You see everything that I have said, up to this point, has come true in my life… exactly as how I believed and said it would.
When I told people I would see myself on the big screen, that I would have plays off-broadway, that I would write for the most popular cable TV show in history, that I would write and produce Christian TV, that I would create my own cartoon, write a book, start a revolution, host a radio show, get in shape… anything… When I told people that I would do this or that, within time, all of these and much, much more came to be…
Just as how I said I would show the world the lies of religion by becoming “Jacob Israel”, just as I said, I would BECOME JACOB ISRAEL to the world, which is now who YOU know me to be.
I believed, Jacob Israel, is who the world would know me to be, because I simply believed it first and then became it. Just as I believed from childhood that I would be sharing the “Mysteries of the Kingdom of God”, as I am doing now.
Think it not strange, that little old me has been in such key positions, to learn such things about these organizations… I was the head writer and producer for the one of the biggest Christian Television networks in history, and they knew I saw differently… And I left on my time, not theirs, and I have left with my many SPECKLED SHEEP, just as Jacob did in scripture.
So, it is not a lofty or conceited goal, to believe one is meant to change the world by writing a simple novel, that would then lead to a website offering hundreds of eye-opening insights to help wake people from the slumber of impotence and ignorance they find themselves in…. 😉 … Or is it?
Well let’s see…
If THE CALLING became a BEST SELLER RIGHT NOW… think about how many people would soon find the treasures hidden here at my website…
Think about it… Quite coincidental don’t you think?
Well, this was the dream. I saw all of this in my mind many, many years ago. I HOPED and had FAITH and eventually it all began to take shape out of simple imagination and faith. However, none of this would have been possible, had it not been the DESIRE IN MY HEART to do so.
It is GOD that gives you the desire of your heart, is it not? AND MUCH MORE WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT AND WHO GOD IS… (but who can truly?)
Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
I believed that “voice in my heart” (idea I had about who I was, am, and can be).
Yes, that is right, I am simply following my HEART. I am doing this because I believe without a shadow of a doubt that I AM MEANT TO BE DOING THIS… This is why, my novel is about a twelve-year-old boy who was born to change the world by writing a single book, which would wake up the world to the TRUTH OF WHO THEY REALLY ARE. (That was the plan!)
You see, for those that don’t know. My novel, THE CALLING is more than a simple tale. It is an allegory that is meant to trigger something inside the reader to get them to see that they are MORE. AND THAT THEY MUST LOVE!
I hid secret messages throughout this novel. Clues to a greater existence. For those with eyes to see, they would see, and for those without, the spirit of the story would heal their blind eyes, so they could as well. I actually proclaimed this right there IN THE CALLING…
“My book… is not a work of fiction, as some will say. It is a fiery truth cast into the sea of deception mankind calls life.” pg 18: The Calling by Jacob Israel
I also have a secret message to the reader, that they only they will find it they are inspired to take the time to string each chapter title together.
You see, my novel is meant to PROVE something. To prove that what I share here is true. Like Steve Jobs, I have a vision. I also wrote a “prophesy”, if you will, in “The Calling” that if, my desire came true, it would prove WITHIN EACH OF US… IS THE ABILITY TO DO ALL THINGS….
EVEN CHANGE THE WORLD BY RISING FROM OBSCURITY AND SHARING A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND TRUTH TO ALL!
Like an author, and finisher of faith… I will have become, when all of it comes true, the very thing I set out to become. Sort of like, I wrote the story of my life in my mind, shared that story outwardly and enjoyed the right as that story became true.
Wouldn’t that be something if it did?
Truth be told, it already is. And the time has never been better than before.
Picture this, and see what I have been seeing for years….
If “The Calling, The Book Of Thomas James” becomes the best seller I believe it will, and also proclaimed it to be years ago in the actual novel, do you think it odd that this resource, my Website, is available for free, for everyone?
People put stock in the words of celebrity. If The Calling became an international hit, think of how many would then find this resource. Think of the FIRESTORM that would set off?
That would be something indeed. Wouldn’t it be amazing, if it woke the world up to the understanding that we are all connected, and that what we do to others we do to ourselves…
ULTIMATELY, meaning, IF WE LOVE EVERYONE TRULY… EVERYONE WILL TRULY LOVE!
You see, it is all about the timing of a thing. There is a time to sow, and a time to reap. And now, I believe the HARVEST IS HERE!
Each day, I find more and more people becoming interested in the things I share here freely. I find more and more on-line declaring, “I AM THAT I AM!” and while the sound of this should fill one, who has been declaring similar for years, with profound joy, it does not.
Because, the world has not changed, and the message is not yet clear. WE DON’T KNOW IT ALL …. YET!
The TRUTH IS COMING… but I must say to many of you out there, we yet see through a glass DARKLY… MEANING, we haven’t seen anything completely YET! But when we do, we will KNOW AS WE ARE KNOWN… This means, we will KNOW WHO WE REALLY ARE… and we will see that we ALL ARE ONE IN WORD AND DEED.
So, don’t ignore that desire in your heart, if that desire be the reconciliation of the world. Embrace it, proclaim it, and fear not because the day of your salvation is here!
WRITE YOUR STORY… IT HAS A HAPPY ENDING!
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