We are so scared in life. We allow our fear and our worry and our shame to dictate our lives. And the only hell greater than this is to know you should be living your life instead of watching it waste away.

Many can see all the good in their life and still find absolutely no way to enjoy it. This is hell. It is not some place of infinite torture, but a mindset of ignorance where suffering never seems ends. This HELL, which I pray by now you know is not a literal place (if not please do read my article on the Lake Of Fire, or Hell Revealed) is where unbelievers end up. This sad mindset, this hell, is actually our shame, our fear, and ignorant judgment, it IS correction of sorts… Because it is meant to drive us out of that stinking thinking. Sort of like a nightmare getting so bad you are forced to wake up to see it was all a lie. A life that becomes hell also shows us who we DON’T WANT TO BE, and hints at who we truly are within. Our ignorant suffering brings us to a point where we begin to hate our lives in this world. SOUND FAMILIAR?

John 12:25
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal

I HAVE BEEN THERE MYSELF… Hating my life IN this world was exactly what I needed to find my LIFE AGAIN. You see, we have power over the GATES OF HELL.

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

For a GATE to PREVAIL against the CHURCH (Those called out of lies) it would have to either keep one in hell, or keep one out. That is what A GATE is meant to do. Keep people out and Keep People In…

When you have POWER over the GATES… When YOU CAN PREVAIL against the GATES OF HELL… You can let yourself out of YOUR IGNORANT SUFFERING as quickly as you can LET YOURSELF IN.

Eventually, the hell in our lives, the LIE OF WHO WE THINK WE ARE, the LIE OF RELIGION, and all of our INSECURITY AND FEAR is cast into the ALL CONSUMING LAKE OF FIRE (Which is TRUTH AND LOVE)

Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone

This poetically seems scary, and I will tell you when silver is held over the hottest part of the flame to be purified it is no fun indeed. We are a stubborn ignorant bunch, and so THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION WE ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD (righteousness/right thinking, peace and joy).

Many think that when they hate their lives that this is failure. But I am here to say to you if you hate your life it is all part of the program friends. And in fact you are closer to the Kingdom of God than ever before.

John 12:25
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal

We have thought this scripture meant that we should hate enjoyment. Vanity, vanity, all is vanity says the preacher man. You know there are monks that deny themselves the pleasures of regular daily life, there are priests that deny themselves the pleasure of having a wife and family.

Many believe that by denying a wife, or meat, or bread, or this or that, is going to somehow help them to live their life. Religion always twists the scriptures to control others. For example, many think that when Jesus taught us that we must DENY OURSELVES that he meant, we must DEPRIVE OURSELVES OF ENJOYMENT.

Matthew 16:24
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.

Through the eyes of religion the above scripture reads that we should SUFFER and be MISERABLE and one day, in the future, after we physically die we may know peace. HOWEVER, this scripture does not command DEPRIVING oneself, it command DENYING… Which literally means, REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE that who you THINK YOU ARE exists… This is a mystery. Because the YOU, you think you are, the one that is filled with fear and insecurity, greed, lust and hate, IS NOT YOU! That is the “life in this world” you must hate. It is the YOU you have been programmed to believe yourself to be. And so when you DENY YOURSELF, you are really saying, I AM MORE THAN MY SUFFERING, I AM MORE THAN I EVEN ALLOWED MYSELF TO BELIEVE, I am NOT this EGO CALLED JACOB… I am MORE!

Here is the literal translation of the words: “to deny” from strongs -“to affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with someone”

It is no wonder so many are so very sad. In a world where getting ahead at the expense of others is the only way and then carrying the guilt of following that system is your payment for each day. Vanity, vanity all is vanity.

This world is a trap, a prison, a clever game. And it keeps us focused on the wrong things. So we fight, yell, get depressed, get fat, get skinny, put ourselves in debt, take ourselves out of debt, I could indeed go on.

“Vanity, vanity, all is vanity.”

Solomon saw all that was done under the sun, and he saw it was all pointless. He saw how lost humanity was. He saw how those that were given much had not the ability to enjoy what they were given, and those that had nothing desired more, and could not find more, and Solomon makes the startling revelation, that this too is vanity. Meaningless. To have, to have not, none of it matters.

So if THINGS aren’t the answer… what is? Why is life so hard? Why have we been so blind, deaf, lame, and dead in our lives, wrapped in the misery of the grave clothes of shame, fear, worry, and doubt?

Well I believe I have the reason. It is so we will HATE OUR LIVES IN THIS WORLD.

I have learned in life that our greatest enemies are our greatest teachers. And truly our greatest enemies are not outside of us, they are the thoughts in our heads.

Matthew 10:36
a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.

This is good news. Because our misery is leading us toward our life. It is getting us to say, NO MORE! It is pushing over the threshold of insignificance and into the Kingdom of light and joy. But to do this, every one of us, MUST FIRST HATE OUR LIVES IN THIS WORLD.

So the question I have for you is… “Are you ready to finally be free?”… Because you must first hate your life to move on. And if you do, THEN REJOICE because you are on your way.

John 12:25
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal

Now if you do not hate your life (in this world) than most likely you are not reading this essay. But if you are, a warning. Get ready… Buckle up… because just when you think your life is perfect and can’t worse… WHAMO, welcome to the rock that crushes that ego our yours.

1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape

You see, we are all birthing something. Before this great birth, there are labor pains… and the world as it is, is in great TRAVAIL. We will be delivered from the bondage of corruption — which is a poetic way of saying, we will be delivered from the corrupt way of thinking that has caused us so much pain.

Romans 8:21-23
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body

So if you are content with the way things are. If you have accepted your life to simply be a miserable one where you complain all day about how bad you have it… YOU WON’T FOR LONG. This corrupt way of thinking is going to be stolen from all of you. You will realize this stuff you have learned in your churches and temples that keeps you feeling superior to others is nothing but a bunch of dung! This is something Paul knew well.

Philippians 3:8
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ

THAT IS MAY WIN CHRIST — And I hope by now you know that CHRIST is the power and wisdom of God.

Paul saw all his religious schooling and doctrine as MEANINGLESS! It was all vanity, he hated his life. He screamed about it when he declared in Romans, The things he wants to do, he does not do, and the things he does not want to do he does… Paul wanted to live a perfect life but he couldn’t while operating out of the EGO. Been there and done that? How about you?

Romans 7:15
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I

So what then Jacob? What is the way in? How do we find peace?

Well I am here to say you are already headed there. If you hate your life, prepare for the salvation of it! Because you cannot fail.

Everything around you, every circumstance, every trial, every joy, it is all there pushing you where you need to be. If you’re sad and hate your life, YOU MUST REJOICE!

Why you ask? Because a person doesn’t change if they are content they stay where they are. AND WE ARE NOT CONTENT ARE WE?

This is our hope… Christ, the power and wisdom of God, to finally LOVE AND LIVE! That is all that matters and without it we are MEN AND WOMEN MOST MISERABLE…

1 Corinthians 15:19
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable

As they say, breakthrough is coming. It is coming the moment you say, NO MORE! The moment you pray TEACH ME THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT THE COST! The MOMENT YOU HATE YOUR LIFE AND ARE WILLING TO LOSE IT!

So rejoice, if you are going through a hard time… because you are about to be delivered from it. REJOICE if you are miserable… because it is our misery and our suffering that pushes us through the gate of ignorance into the power and wisdom of love and truth.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God

So what does this mean?

It means, that instead of praying that your miserable life will flee from you… PICK UP THAT CROSS AND CARRY IT, because you know where it is ultimately taking you.

Will you embrace your cross here? Will you bear it all without raising your voice? Will you forgive your enemy instead of curse them? Will you trust that the Lord (the existing one) indeed is your Shepherd?

DO YOU TRULY LOVE? For this is the ONLY WAY. All of your futile anger, hate, regret, shame, fear, insecurity, debate, ALL OF IT WILL PASS AWAY the moment you say NOT MY WILL BUT THINE… You see it is all working together for your good. ALL OF IT!

So if you hate your life right now… REJOICE because THE END is far greater than the beginning.

Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride

So be patient and pat yourself on the back. You are overcoming, whether you believe it or not, and you didn’t do a thing to get there… your life experience got you there. Now all you need to do is sit back, have faith and enjoy it!

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