SERVANT OF ALL


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SERVANT OF ALL

Recently, a new Facebook friend of mine who I believe has some interesting insight has been testing me, to see if I knew what he knew. The test revolved around the woman caught in the act of adultery. The questions were as follows, who was the woman, who was the man that she was caught with, why did they not bring the man to condemn him, who were those prepared to stone the adulterous woman, what did Jesus write in the ground, and what did Jesus use to write these words… I know, that’s a tall order. And yet, I always try to give every man an answer. We are instructed to be in, and out of, season always when it comes to the “word of truth”. Now, just to be clear that doesn’t mean that you have to use scripture to answer a person. Because the TRUTH is written already in the hearts of those who have woken up. However, some people believe that if you cannot answer them using scripture you don’t know the “Lord”. I learned many years ago that I would have to be a bridge of sorts. And so, as the disciples were called to minister to certain groups of people, it could be said I am here for those who have been raised on the scriptures. So when someone tests me about the scriptures I must be ready to use those scriptures to lead them to the truth that is within us all.

Luke 6:30 – Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Over the years I have had many pastors, bishops, priests, evangelists, gurus, and religious leaders in about every denomination and school of thought possible cross my path. Some of them, I have grown quiet fond of and still fellowship with to this very day. And then there are others who offer nothing but complaint, ridicule, threats, tests, demands and the like. Now, this new friend is not like the latter but it would have been easy for me to judge him as such and cast him, and possibly what he had to offer, away with a click of a mouse. However, I am patient and it takes a whole lot to provocation to move me away from those engaging me.

I have learned not to be upset by those who tear down what they don’t yet understand. The reason is, most who get angry at the things I share are operating out of a place of insecurity. The TRUTH cannot be offended, and it doesn’t need to be defended. So when people get upset and angry and go into attack mode when they see something I share they disagree with, it is usually because the truth within my words has stirred something inside them that their ego does not want revealed.

John 3:20
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

So I am not easily offended or put off when people cross my path with questions or tests. Instead, I continue on in a cordial fashion even after they turn their words to cursing and ridicule, because I know good things can come out of such back and forth… eventually.

Our words have power and if our words be truth when we share them, even with those who cannot yet hear them, they will begin to grow inside and produce the very same revelation within.

Isaiah 55:11
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

With that being said, I want everyone to know that I continue to seek the TRUTH. I do not believe I have somehow arrived and that there is nothing left to learn. I also know that one day I may see that what I know to be true today may not be true tomorrow. We must be open minded and allow the spirit of truth to lead us. We cannot build our own kingdom in this world on a belief system that was never meant to stand forever. In other words, just as we evolve physically, we also evolve spiritually, so we must not become too prideful thinking WE KNOW BEST. We must instead continue to seek the word of truth and TEST THE SPIRITS to see whether they be of God or not.

The instant we say, I KNOW IT ALL… is the beginning of OUR FALL!

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

We see people killing in the name of God all the time. Not here in the states, but in far away countries who have different laws. Don’t think people in this country would not do the same, if the law of the land weren’t to keep them from doing so.

I truly believe that if we did not have the laws we have in place right now, it would be like the wild west all over again. People will KILL and DESTROY anything that threatens their precious “Carnal Ego”. It was done years ago and it would happen again if things were different. People would cut off another’s head in the name of “Jesus” just as quickly as some we have seen doing this in the name of “Mohammed”.

If you don’t believe me look up the crusades, the KKK, Hitler, and many other Carnal Ego possessed “Christians” who have done horrifying things in the name of God.

Let’s take that a step farther, when any country goes to war, they state “God” is on their side and to this day many religious leaders will lead a nation in prayer about winning this war…. My point with all of this is, is there is not a huge leap that needs to be taken from threats, condemnation, judgment and debate in the name of God, to killing in the name of God….

EVERY WAR BEGINS WITH ONE SAYING “I AM RIGHT AND YOU ARE WRONG.”

And this my friends, is why I think it is appropriate for me to share the answers I gave to this precious man who tested me awhile ago.

The story of the adulterous woman indeed shows how the power of love, truth, and faith can overcome the blood thirsty lust of those who simply WANT TO BE RIGHT.

Let me remind you, the moment we shut the door to the possibility that there is more for us to learn we lose much more than what we pridefully thought we knew to begin with.

The one who says their cup is filled and needs no more, is the one that will never has a cup that is overflowing.

Now we are called to be both MASTER and SERVANT. But not a wicked Master, who rules treacherously and demands service, money, and attention from those he rules over. But a MASTER SERVANT.

In scripture, the GREATEST OF ALL IS THE SERVANT OF ALL! That my friends is THE MASTER in this world. One who lays down their life (their desires) for those they serve.

In fact scripture declares this.

Philippians 2:5-7
5 LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU, which was also in Christ Jesus….
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But MADE HIMSELF OF NO REPUTATION, and took upon him the FORM OF A SERVANT, and was made in the likeness of men:

Many today claim to “further the gospel”… and yet all they seem to do is go about it by making a REPUTATION for themselves. The EGO of man wants attention, fame, fortune, influence… YET, this is NOT the mind of a true servant.

A servant does not care who knows his name. A servant does not desire to have others bow down before him or her. A SERVANT FINDS JOY IN SERVICE ALONE.

Many skip over the part in the above passage where it states, Jesus “MADE HIMSELF OF NO REPUTATION”

Many times after Jesus healed someone, or performed a miracle he also instructed… “GO NOW AND TELL NO ONE OF WHAT I HAVE DONE” — Of course, this is not what would happen, as those he healed would immediately go and tell everyone. However, it does not take away from the lesson that is found here. A great miracle is performed, and Jesus says…

Matthew 8:4
And Jesus saith unto him, See thou TELL NO MAN; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

A SERVANT does not desire fame or fortune. A servant desires to SERVE. The more the servant is allowed to serve, the greater the joy this servant receives.

Matthew 10:44,45
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
45 For even the Son of man came NOT to be ministered unto, BUT TO MINISTER, and to give his life a ransom for many.

A servant doesn’t need people to make them feel like a King or Queen, a servant makes himself or herself of no reputation. GIVING THEIR LIVES AS A RANSOM FOR ALL THEY SERVE.

NOW, there is a revelation for you waiting in that word “RANSOM”

That word RANSOM literally translates from the word origin “To loose from bonds” – and translates into English as “to liberate many from misery” — and isn’t that what the true SERVANT OF GOD (Love, Truth, Power, Spirit, Life) does?

Now this doesn’t mean to be a servant you cannot also have a position of authority, or name, or even fame… The true Kings and Judges of God in the Old testament were also called Servants. Servants, HOWEVER, do not follow after selfish gain, servants instead follow after peace, compassion, love.

Everyone of God’s chosen were called his SERVANTS! “O ye seed of Abraham his servant” – “But thou, Israel, art my servant”, – He called David his servant, – AND YES JESUS TOO

Matthew 12:18
BEHOLD MY SERVANT, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

And SERVANTS as meant to SERVE. Servants are meant to pick up the work given to them and accomplish their task, without complaint, without fear, and without anger. Michael never brought a railing accusation against Satan. Job never cursed God. David prayed out of the belly of hell. Joseph always kept his eye on the prize and never let his circumstances dictate his mood. The disciples sang praises in jail. And I don’t even have time to write about ever other servant of God who faced hardship before accomplishing the task at hand.

We are the children of the Kingdom, but more importantly we are SERVANTS OF THE MOST HIGH (the spirit of love and truth, the inspiration and creator of all that is and is not). And servants are meant to serve.

We are instructed to think THIS WAY… To not think higher of ourselves than others. To make ourselves of no reputation and to be in the FORM and FUNCTION of a SERVANT.

And a servant SERVES people, they don’t complain or tear down those they are serving.

Philippians 2:5-7
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

A good parent is a great example of a good servant. A parent would lay down their life for their CHILD’S life. And so will the SERVANTS in the land.

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

And again… WE KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD by LAYING DOWN OUR LIVES FOR EVERYONE ELSE.

1 John 3:16
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

This means, we don’t need to hear the words “I’m sorry”. We don’t need others to suffer after they spitefully use us. We forgive. And to forgive means WE LET IT ALL GO AND RELEASE OUR ACCUSERS AND condemners OF ANY DEBT THEIR ACTIONS COULD HAVE CAUSED US.

tHIS IS A HARD SAYING INDEED… and one, I myself continue to strive for. As must we all.

SADLY, today, the expression… Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. is well-practiced in the land.

For who can say truly that they LOVE THEIR ENEMY?

It is common practice today to KILL YOUR ENEMY with war, or words. This war rages everywhere, in the battlefield, in the governments, in the media, in society, and yes SOCIAL NETWORKS as well… Many religious people, who declare themselves far from religion will quickly take up arms to defend or attack anyone who disagrees with them.

This my friends is the very cause of all the great suffering in the land.

SERVANTS ARE MEANT TO LOVE, LOVE, LOVE even those that hate them.

Matthew 5:44
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

If we would only practice what we preached, this world would change before our very eyes. If we would only show the light of truth and love to those lost in the darkness of pride and ego the STONES would be released from their grips and NO ONE WOULD BE LEFT TO CONDEMN THEM.

In closing, I would like to simply reveal a deeper meaning found in the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery.

You all have heard the story, Jesus was writing in the ground beneath him, when the religious leaders came to him to tempt him. They brought a woman who was caught in the act of adultery, of course they didn’t bring the “man” to stone him (but there is a lesson in that as well)… They brought up the Mosaic law and said, what should we do? To tempt him.

Please re-read these verses to familiarize yourself with the story before continuing.

John Chapter 8
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Let me break down the meaning for you line by line, to see the beauty that is hidden within this ALLEGORY

Verse 2, we find it is EARLY IN THE MORNING… this means the SUN (truth) HAS JUST RISEN… an allegory of the truth just beginning to shine it’s light in the hearts of men and women everywhere. Notice the scripture states ALL people came to him…

Now when the TRUTH is revealed, we begin to understand that we must NOT JUDGE OTHERS, or condemn others. Many people don’t like this. So they look high and low for reasons to still tear down others and condemn others (to feel better about themselves).

This is exactly what the scribes and Pharisees were doing by bringing the “woman taken in adultery” to Jesus’ feet to condemn.

BUT WHO WAS THIS WOMAN? WHO WAS THE MAN WHO COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH?

The answer is YOU, YOU, YOU, AND YOU… You are every character in this story, and every character is you.

Many don’t see the whole story, this WOMAN is a symbol of our SOUL (sense of being). I want to first point out that the WOMAN WAS NOT CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF ADULTERY… the scripture states… she was TAKEN — brought unto him a woman taken in adultery;

The literal meaning of the word TAKEN here means “to lay hold off” “to lay hold of to lay hold of so as to make one’s own, to obtain,”

This is important to understand, because we ALL were TAKEN by religion. We were tricked into becoming it’s adulterous woman if you will. In addition, adultery has less to do with having relations with a man or woman outside of a person’s marriage and more to do with “cheating on the truth with lies”

Let me briefly explain further, ADULTERY is a symbol of “CHEATING ON THE TRUTH” — meaning, you have MISSED THE MARK… adultery is leaving your TRUE SPOUSE (GOD, TRUTH, LOVE, INSPIRATION, PEACE, UNITY) for another.

Scripture reveals that those who commit adultery “LACK UNDERSTANDING” and destroy their OWN SOUL.

Proverbs 6:32
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

We find in many places in scripture that to commit adultery really has nothing to do with cheating on a husband or wife, but has to do with following after, and worshiping IDOLS (lies)

Hosea 4:13
They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

We begin to see the allegory played out in the lives of literal marriages… Just as it is devastating to cheat on a true relationship, it is more so to cheat of THE TRUTH…

Ezekiel 23:37
That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery

Now, with that being said, isn’t it interesting that the WOMAN TAKEN with adultery… was ACTUALLY “in the midst” of the PHARISEES? Her fate was in their hands, they condemned her, abused her, used her, and wanted to STONE HER!

This is our story too people… When the SUN (light of truth) began to rise, we were brought before the truth, ashamed of who we were, abused by those who said “they know better” … in their eyes, leaving their religion would also be an act of adultery and for this she was condemned to die.

The STONES they were going to use, are more than LITERAL STONES… The law was written on STONE… And yet, the TRUTH could get those stones to sing if need be, and that is exactly what Jesus did here. People today love to pick up their stones and stone others that they say are incorrect.

But Jesus, pretended not to hear their request… he continued to write in the GROUND with his FINGER —

This too is very symbolic, love DOESN’T listen to such nonsense.

The FINGER is a symbol of much more, as is the ground he wrote upon…

Ironically, God wrote into the STONES with his finger once before… and now Jesus writes in the ground.

Luke 11:20
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

The FINGER OF GOD is the REVELATION of the KINGDOM OF GOD — which is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, JOY, AND POWER IN THE HOLY GHOST.

When ONCE the finger of GOD wrote on TABLETS of STONE… now we see a picture of JESUS writing with his finger in THE GROUND. (hearts of man)

Proverbs 7:3
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

The GROUND that JESUS was writing in was the GOOD GROUND — the HEARTS of those with ears to HEAR!

Luke 8:15
But that on the good GROUND are they, which in an HONEST AND GOOD HEART, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Notice, how after JESUS wrote in the ground, he immediately ROSE UP and spoke to them… 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Immediately, after he stooped back down and continued WRITING IN THE GROUND… 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

It was then that HIS WORDS WERE HEARD… Not just by the woman, but by the religious elite as well. In that moment, the TRUTH of love hit them smack dab in the middle of their heart, and they realized they could no longer condemn the woman, or anyone else for that matter. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

The WOMAN was delivered from RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION as we have been delivered.

The story begins with the adulterous woman standing in the midst of the Pharisees… 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, and the story ends with the WOMAN no longer called an adulterous, no longer condemned STANDING IN THE MIDST OF JESUS… and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

AND THEN THE PRECIOUS WORDS ARE HEARD… 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

When we are delivered from religion, we realize NO ONE IS LEFT TO CONDEMN US! So there is no need for us to SIN (THINK FOOLISHLY) ANYMORE!

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

And now we come full circle and realize that when the LIGHT OF THE WORLD RISES IN OUR HEART… Life and peace waits for us all!

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Ironically, this was the answer I had given to the man who challenged me… he told me that I DID NOT GET IT… that God had not revealed the truth to me yet… The irony is, when I finally got his answer, which was a beautiful answer indeed… mine and his were not mutually exclusive, as they both dealt with the power of love.

There are many sides to TRUTH my friends, don’t get stuck on your side, evolve to, and explore every side and you will be counted rich in spirit indeed.

Jacob

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7 thoughts on “SERVANT OF ALL

    • Jacob Israel February 24, 2015 / 4:29 PM

      Thank you JoAnn, please feel free to share it with others, also there are over one hundred other essays on this sight, I know you will love them. Enjoy and please do subscribe if you haven’t already it’s free 🙂

  1. CONCETTO February 24, 2015 / 4:43 AM

    Caro Giacobbe, come sempre i tuo saggi sono per me delle perle preziosi,spero con tanto amore che tanti altri persone capiscono il significato di queste scritture in modo più spirituale,che è la chiave di tutta la nostra esistenza. Con Amore tanta pace Giacobbe.

  2. mizchulita February 25, 2015 / 7:03 PM

    Spot on, friend.

  3. Dan G. February 25, 2015 / 11:03 PM

    Hi Jacob… long time friend….what a wonderful statement taking the eyes off the flesh and putting them in the spirit. just wanted to add some stuff. to lack understanding is one who will not depart from evil… meaning that when we pursue ANYTHING our soul is the receptacle. Adultery being just above thou shall not steal and not to bear false witness against thy neighbor for a reason. The 10 commandments are to be seen as stepping stones to show ones progress to the number 1 commandment thou shall have no other gods before me. Which is impossible unless or until certain steps are achieved. We are to love God only. Love means to hold dear and to believe…it is the job of our spirit [masculine} to seek out the things of God and bring them to the soul. Simple really, if one understands this simple truth u will see what marriage [fleshly} represents in the spirit. The spirit of man is the candle of the lord…a candle needs to be lit. Why? cuz ones soul needs experience for life. What goes in; comes forth. The fleshly man i.e. Moses…John the Baptist….can only be so great or do just so much. great illustration of this…. Moses holding up the rod of God… which is the power and wisdom of God or Christ. While Joshua our tru nature fights the enemies who dwell in the low places… as long as Moses [the fleshly man who knows one comes who is greater]holds up [exalts] the rod …Joshua prevails…but in his flesh it is impossible so who comes to the aid of Moses..lol who else the lightbringer or holy spirit. In the story Aaron comes out of the darkness Hur. The faith of Moses causes the Holy spirit to come and aid him. Moses believed God and by faith defeats the amalekites…but was it Moses? nah God thru his elect did this…Moses by faith ordered it. Adultery is very common in the spirit and all do it…it is there for a reason. for the creature was MADE subject to vanity; not willingly but by REASON of Him who subjected the same in hope. Jacob my heart yearns that one day we meet it will happen when it is right… Love you brother…

    • Jacob Israel March 18, 2015 / 8:51 AM

      Hey Dan,

      Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I love what you shared man and I hope to meet you one day as well. I am excited to see where this all goes. It has went all around the world already and then some. What a beautiful life this is. Peace

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