The Good Samaritan and The Refugee


The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan and The Refugee

Yesterday, I posted a video called, “Why Fear Refugees?” it is a video that is meant to provoke thought and hopefully inspire healing around the world. Of course, privately and publicly some people took issue. I understand that. The day we are living in, as I said months ago, is a different one. Recently, I posted a video and an essay titled “No Peace for the Wicked” where I explained that I believed shortly we would be struck to the very heart with fear. Fear of terrorist attacks right here in the un-walled countries like the United States, England, France, etc. It was not long after that, in fact just under two weeks, that we heard of the Paris attacks. This troubled me, because I knew that mass hysteria would follow. And it has. Many are fighting to keep refugees out of their countries, not just the men, but the women and the children too. I understand this. I worry for my children as well. However, in times like these we must never lose sight of LOVE. We who call ourselves children of the most high must not be ruled by selfish 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.

God has not given us the spirit of selfish fear and yet the world’s narrative is fighting to have us all jump on board.

Let me remind you what fear gave way to in Nazi Germany. Not to mention, how fear is used to turn brother against brother, son and daughter against father and mother. Fear is the enemy of truth and peace. This is why it is so important that we turn within and seek a true answer, a true path, instead of blindly following the path of fear laid out for us all by a greedy corrupt carnal system.

In this video, I simply shared my heart and I pray that it does some good. For that is all anyone should want in this world.

Before reading the rest of this essay, I pray you take a moment to watch the video posted here. If you already have your mind made up, I don’t judge you, there is enough of that in the world already, I simply ask that you scroll down and read my exposition of the Good Samaritan story below. I have shared this years ago, but it definitely needs repeating. So please click the video link first and then read, or scroll down and enjoy.

Luke 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

You got to love how Jesus always starts his parable off with “a certain man” –

There is a good reason for this. The words “CERTAIN MAN” is analogous with EVERY MAN/WOMAN – it is no one in particular and everyone in particular.

Now, upon a simple reading of this above passage of scripture you would think this story is about some poor guy who got robbed and only one person helped him. But like I always says, not everything is as it literally seems.

This parable has more to do with FAITH and BELIEF than it has to do with literally being robbed. The thieves more to do with those who steal from our faith, then our pockets.

So, let’s tear these scriptures apart and SEE (understand) what is REALLY going on.

Luke 10:30
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

We can learn something from the description of where this “certain man” left, Jerusalem, which in HEBREW means “Teaching of PEACE”.

So this “certain man” left the “TEACHING OF PEACE “(Jerusalem) to go to Jericho, which means “It’s MOON” – Symbolic of the FALSE LIGHT. The MOON is symbolic of MAN’S SOUL as it simply REFLECTS the SON/SUN. The MOON is not the SOURCE of LIGHT (Truth) it is a very dim reflection of it.

The SUN is to the SON as the Moon is to MANS WAYS/TEACHING.

This is interesting to note because this CERTAIN MAN left Jerusalem to go to JERICHO…

This certain man LEFT THE TEACHING OF PEACE for the FALSE LIGHT. And this is what so many people are ignorantly doing today. God wakes them up inside, they want to know God, and unfortunately they leave what is being taught within and go to “religion”. AND THEY GET ROBBED AND BEATEN AND ABUSED FOR IT!

Been there, done that myself.

Another clue to this are the word’s “went down” — whenever we read about people ascending in a story or descending in a story there is a spiritual reason. The CERTAIN MAN went down… he descended… he left HIGHER THINKING for LOWER THINKING.

You see, this story is an allegory of MANKIND leaving the TRUTH of God for the IMITATION/Religion – BADDDDD RELIGION…. And yes, most of us do this very same thing. I did it, you probably did it, or you are doing it now.

I know what you’re saying, “That’s a stretch, Jacob.. Jerusalem and Jericho are literal places, the meaning of their names isn’t significant at all…

Well, lets look at the next line…

Luke 10:30
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

This CERTAIN MAN left Jerusalem for Jericho and fell among THIEVES. Oh, sure you could say that he was just robbed literally… BUT, THAT DOESN’T HELP YOU SPIRITUALLY DOES IT?

Our literal possessions don’t matter to God, do they?

Matthew 6:20
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt…

Let’s remember, Jesus was just asked a question about how one inherits eternal life. This is the way Jesus chose to answer.

Jesus is TEACHING about how to inherit ETERNAL LIFE not about how to avoid getting robbed, or some self-defense technique…

As I said earlier, this is a story of “MANKIND” leaving THE TEACHING OF PEACE (Jerusalem) for MAN’S TEACHINGS (The Moon/Jericho).

Now we know, there is only ONE WAY to find the FATHER and that is THROUGH THE SON. (Becoming the SON(child of God) that is)

This is what Jesus is telling the lawyer. He is actually showing the lawyer that the LAWYER was a THIEF to begin with.

Of course, the Lawyers and Pharisees of the world could never see this because they are too busy keeping people from the Kingdom. That was their thing, all about straining for gnats and swallowing camels… Making long prayers, taking the choice seats, and pointing out everyone’s sin, while never really coming to the knowledge of the truth.

So, let’s entertain the idea that I am correct here. Let’s imagine that this story is about Mankind leaving the TRUTH for MAN’S TEACHINGS and getting robbed spiritually… If this be so, who then are the THIEVES?

Well, Jesus tells us…

John 10:1
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.

Look at that, Jesus says THOSE THAT TRY and ENTER THE KINGDOM ANY OTHER WAY than the way, truth, and life… Is a THIEF AND A ROBBER.

Isn’t that something? This paper is about MANKIND leaving GOD’S TRUTH for MAN’S LIES and they FALL AMONG THIEVES… and Jesus says, the thieves are liars who promise entrance into the Kingdom another way, without CHRIST, without the TRUTH.

Now, let me just point out.

Just because you “Literally” say “Jesus is your Lord and Savior” and go to church every Sunday and read your bible and pray… that DOES NOT MEAN you worship GOD. Don’t get angry, these aren’t my words… Take it up with the scriptures.

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

That means a literal belief in a literal Man is not what it means to have the TRUTH. The hope of Glory if CHRIST IN YOU. Salvation is believing on his name (nature) … Salvation is UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH about God. Salvation is always LOVE.

There are hundreds of denominations in Christianity that claim Jesus as their Lord and Savior, who are as lost as those who worship the bark off a tree. This is why we MUST ask God, “Teach me the Truth, no matter what the cost” and daily seek His Face (NOT LITERALLY HIS FACE). To seek God’s face, is to RECOGNIZE the TRUTH.

And when we SEEK GOD we MUST get rid of EVERY THING else we have held unto and believed to be true, that was not TRUE.

We must let go of everything man has taught us for what the Holy Spirit WITHIN US teaches us.

SO, to be saved we HAVE TO LET GO OF ANY THING THAT IS NOT TRUE. We must be purged of the OLD MAN, the OLD THINKING, WE MUST PUT ON THE MIND OF CHRIST, and get rid of everything else.

We saw how Paul had those on his Prison Ship get rid of everything in the boat that was WEIGHING them down so the STORM would not overtake them. A perfect picture of how we have to get rid of all the lies we have believed over the years and allow Christ the TRUTH to set us free.

But back to our story here.

Luke 10:30
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

You see, when we first enter religion… many of us, fall among THIEVES. We enter in thinking we will get closer to God but these so-called Teachers end up stealing from us. They rob us of so much, our spirit, our finances, our friends, our fun, our routines, like the FROGS that plagued Egypt (if you have eyes to see this) these CROAKING RELIGIOUS LEADERS get into everything, our food, our bedroom, every aspect of our lives these Religious Leaders try to control. This is what Jesus’ parable is about, Bad Religion.

Let’s go to rest of this verse.

…which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead

RAIMENT is a key word here people… Once again, we are not talking about some real life thugs robbing a guy and stealing his clothes. No, we are talking about a covering, “spiritual Raiment” – and all we need to do is going to scripture to find out what it really is.

Revelation 3:5
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;

RAIMENT is another word for clothes. Clothes we put on and take off. God clothes us with TRUTH and HUMILITY.

1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

You see, here is another allegory for us to uncover. Many people, wanting to have a relationship with God, ignorantly leave Godly beliefs like humility, acceptance, forgiveness, for the love for Religious pride, condemnation, judgment, and more.

So, this “Certain Man” went to Religion to find God and ended up being robbed and stripped of every good thought he had when he was in Jerusalem (the teaching of peace)

These Thieves are bad, bad, bad, RELIGIOUS leaders, who lure you in and take, take, take from you. And they leave you HALF DEAD (Carnal and ignorant) – As the LAWYER in this story, most certainly did on a regular basis.

Whenever you leave the TRUTH OF GOD for the WAYS OF MAN, you will always find some Thief waiting to rob you.

This puts a whole new spin, however on the crucifixion. As Christ was right there IN BETWEEN TWO THIEVES…

You see, even the THIEVES can repent and find their dwelling in paradise in Christ.

Moving on:

“And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.”

By now, you should understand why the Priest and Levite passed the robbed, naked, beaten, half dead man on the other side. They weren’t going to help this “certain man” at all. For they were THIEVES themselves. If however, the man had something to OFFER THEM, they would… But at this point, he had nothing.

Bad Religious Leaders cannot help those abused by other Bad Religious Leaders. The Priest and Levite, claimed the things of God, claimed to know God, but ignored the hurt member of their faith. They can’t see the pain bad religion causes, they can’t see the damage they are doing to their blind flock. Because they are blind themselves.

Jesus said, when I was naked you DID NOT clothe me. This is a picture of the BODY OF CHRIST, being robbed of the TRUTH of God they should be CLOTHED IN!

WISDOM is what the half dead need. And this parable speaks it clearly.

“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.”

This is the NEIGHBOR who we must LOVE AS OURSELVES. Those being abused and robbed of the TRUTH in BAD RELIGION. And that pretty much sums up everyone, from every faith, and those without faith, bad religion has robbed the world blind!

We, are to be like the Samaritan which comes from the Hebrew ROOT word “GUARDIANSHIP” – We appear to the Lawyers and Pharisees of the world as “Heretics” who don’t know the God of the Hebrews, but a TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT… And this Samaritan’s fruit was SWEET.

We are to be the GUARDIANS of the day. We are to be the bringer of LIGHT, if CHRIST be in us. There are many hurting today, many that Religion has robbed and abused, WE MUST PICK UP THE PIECES FOR THEM WITH LOVE.

The word COMPASSION, means to SUFFER WITH. We MUST ANSWER their SUFFERING and BIND UP THEIR WOUNDS.

How do we do it? You ask.

WITH OIL AND WINE! – Yes, this is another allegory. Of course, Neosporin would help a healing wound better than oil and wine, so we must see what is truly being USED TO HEAL here.

OIL is a symbol. It is used on the sick and used to anoint Kings. First consider how oil is made, it is the ESSENCE of the OLIVE, and our symbolic “OIL” that WE must pour out is the ESSENCE of CHRIST, which is TRUTH/WISDOM.

OIL is a symbol for WISDOM.

Psalm 104:15
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

OIL makes a face SHINE …Want to see what else causes a man’s face to shine?

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,

WISDOM makes a face to SHINE.

This puts a whole new spin on why Moses’ face was shining after coming down from the mountain of God. And why Jesus’ face was shining on the Mount of Transfiguration. WISDOM IS THE KEY, A TREE OF LIFE, OF ALL THERE IS TO GET, GET WISDOM! 🙂

OIL = WISDOM

WINE = SPIRIT OF TRUTH

This is what we use to heal the wounds of those who have fallen among THIEVES (those who try to enter the Kingdom any other way than Christ)

When BAD RELIGION steals, we BIND UP.

When they are left NAKED, we CLOTHE THEM with the WISDOM OF THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH!

This is what it means, to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Now go and do likewise.

So the question really becomes, when you see the Refugee beaten, and half-starved, will you pass by because of irrational fear or will you feed him, or her, clothe him or her, and shelter him or her? That question I leave to you.

I try and live by the golden rule… Do unto others as you would like others to do to you. If we all lived by this simple principal there would be peace on earth indeed.

Peace to you and yours,

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4 thoughts on “The Good Samaritan and The Refugee

  1. concetto November 24, 2015 / 10:39 AM

    Grazie Jacob per questo saggio illuminante, tutti quanti dovremmo essere dei buoni samaritani,penso ci sarebbe la PACE sul pianeta terra, purtroppo ci sono ancora nel mondo intero molti che ancora dormono nella polvere. Spero come sempre al più presto, un buon risveglio generale per un mondo migliore e di PACE. A presto Caro Jacob.

  2. Johnie Jackson December 5, 2015 / 5:36 PM

    Jacob

    I really enjoyed the email on the Two Witnesses. I made a comment on your article and the went back to study your scriptures and the email was gone. If you could resend that one I would appreciate it.

    Johnie Jackson

    • Jacob Israel December 5, 2015 / 6:10 PM

      Hey johnie, so glad you liked the essay… I dont delete comments so let me see if it ended up in spam by accident, that happens sometimes

    • Jacob Israel December 5, 2015 / 6:26 PM

      Johnie, I dont think your comment ever made it over. I went looking and couldnt find it. Went through spam too, so sorry man. I dont delete peoples comments, I keep the good and the bad for everyone to learn from. Much love and sorry i cant help more. See if you can repost it

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