Now let me start by saying approach this article with an open mind. Use your God give common sense, see if the words I have written make sense, and if the scriptures I use back up the statements made. Don’t read into what I am writing and try to conjure in your mind what I am saying, read what I am writing and it should be clear what I am saying. Now if you aren’t ready to really dive off into the depths of what is here, don’t. I won’t be offended and you won’t be damned or any less of God’s child if you don’t read on. The difference between me and religion, is I don’t want anything from you, I don’t need anything from you, nor do you have to do anything to reach what I believe are the heights that God (in us all) has prepared for us all, the truth of this may be hidden from some for now, but trust me, not always. God will have ALL come to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man, but EACH ONE in their own order. So I hope you enjoy this essay, which as always I start with a basic idea and who knows if I will ever come to it. But I guarantee this is a paper that needs to be written and read by those who read it. WHY? you ask… The answer is simple… BECAUSE I AM WRITING IT 🙂 Enjoy Jacob
“LAMB OF GOD?”
Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Ah, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world, we all know that scripture well. We read it and we instantly think of that 6 foot tall white man with a perfectly trimmed beard and blue eyes. That’s right the idol of Jesus. The one everyone says, we need to believe in to be saved.
But is believing in a dead man from two thousand years ago Salvation? Or is that just a line we have been sold? Or is salvation within us all. If Christ IN you is the HOPE of Glory, why do so many put their faith in a Christ OUT of them, far away, and supposedly coming soon?
Well the answer is simple. The longer one is told they have to do this or that, and then wait for salvation, then these “sheep/lambs” will continue to support those telling them to do so. So sad is the state of religion of mankind and those trapped by it, that it seems to me no surprise that daily my eyes are opened to new and exciting truths that put the beliefs I was force-fed as an ignorant sheep/lamb of god of their head.
So must we believe is someone outside of ourselves to have salvation, and that is all. Must we wait for this once dead and now risen man to return to whisk us away, or is salvation of God and of God alone… And does this salvation come from within us, and within us alone.
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘ For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’
The Old Testament always made it clear that coming to know God is your salvation and strength. Salvation has little to do with simply agreeing with what some preacher, profit (spelling intended), priest, rabbi, Iman, or guru tells you, and it has everything to do with “coming to this knowledge and understanding” that God IN You, is the only hope there is. Could it be that salvation does not come with any other cost, then simply giving up who you think you are in this world, giving up your fears, blind worship, guilt, worry, doubt, ignorance, suffering, and “I”dentity, instead of holding on to all of that and believing in a man people tell you, YOU NEED TO ACCEPT AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR OR ELSE!
Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, And the strength of salvation
Wisdom is written about all over scripture. It states that…
Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding
Wisdom is the PRINCIPAL thing. That means it is the MOST IMPORTANT THING? So where does that leave out the worshipping of a SINGLE MAN? Nowhere is the answer.
We are told very clearly where our worship should be, and it is not to worship a Man or a Son of Man… Which unfortunately, everyone is doing. They have reduced the Image of the Incorruptible God into the IMAGE of a corruptible MAN. Meaning, there are MILLIONS that don’t seek salvation at all, because they have been brainwashed into believing in an IDOL. An IDOL mind you that NEEDS to be put to death, to take away this great sin. After all the Lamb of God is sacrificed and in so doing, it takes away the sins of the world. The long and short of it people is this, your worship of a single man outside you from years ago, called the Son of Man is one of man’s greatest sins (errors).
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good
Notice this, MAN lies, AND the SON OF MAN needs to repent. AND GOD IS NEITHER. And this Jesus that everyone is worshipping today, was the SON OF MAN, as well as being the Son of God, but here is a newsflash… SO ARE WE!
1 John 4:17
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world
Now you wouldn’t go around telling people they need to believe in you, worship you, and bow down and serve you to be saved, would you? OF COURSE NOT! The reason is, you innately know that God is much more than your SOUL, much more than who you think you are in this world, God is NOT A MAN, or the SON OF MAN, or the EGO OF MAN. No, God is out life! The SPIRIT that exists in all, animated all, leads all, molds all, and this spirit is ONE, not many, ONE!
Salvation will NEVER come by simply worshipping, or claiming someone’s name, or going to church every sunday and doing what the sheep shearers tell you to do. Salvation ONLY COMES, the SINS OF THE WORLD are only taken away when the LAMB IS SLAIN! – When you die to who you think you are, when you let go of the cares of this world, when you stop worshipping yourself and believe yourself to be in control of everything, and become one with the SPIRIT OF GOD, which is HIDING away inside the veil, that is to say, your IGNORANCE/FLESH/EGO.
So salvation comes with understanding, with wisdom. After all WISDOM IS A TREE OF LIFE. The only way we will be saved is by casting off the OLD MAN (who we thought we were/sheep/lamb) and renewing our minds, by taking on the MIND OF CHRIST. (meaning the power and wisdom of God)
1 Corinthians 1:24
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
So why are people telling you, you need to accept Jesus into your heart, make him Lord of your life, and then pointing you to a man from thousands of years ago to put your faith in, as opposed to directing you to the TRUTH that has been hidden from the ages, the Mystery of the Kingdom of God, which has ALWAYS BEEN WITHIN YOU? Why aren’t they telling you to turn within, and stop paying tribute to idols, and false beliefs and traditions? Why aren’t they teaching about how the ONLY HOPE OF GLORY there is, is CHRIST IN YOU, THE KINGDOM IN YOU?!
The answer is simple… MARKETING 101. This is a time-tested technique. The elite, know most people will just take their word for it and won’t go to God. The elite, are egotistical liars who are enslaving God’s children, they are task masters who want to keep everyone in fear and guilt and keep the only salvation there TRULY IS far from them.
Let’s take a look at the tools of marketing for a second. Anyone with a marketing or business degree knows this. There are basically four things to make a business succesful, and religion has mastered it. Let’s take a look at them.
1) Create a need – (Tell people they need salvation and tell them even though they didn’t do anything wrong, the bible says they were born this way, then get them to NEED religion to make them feel better about their now obvious insecurity, that religion created)
2) Meet that need – (Tell people, the only way to have salvation from the troubles in the world is to accept this Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Krishna, Pope, or whatever other savior they offer as their product to end all products)
3) Create a reward system – (Tell people if they do what they are told to do, they will one day know Heaven, and all the perfect joy that goes along with it)
4) Create a consequence for not buying into the product being sold – (tell the people if they don’t buy what they are selling they will BURN FOREVER, scare them into the cult of religion)
Now many churches take it further, like the Catholics to ensure a constant flow of customers. (Tell the people they can’t use birth control and the instant they are born say they need to be baptized, then create steps so all along that person’s life they need to keep meeting these goals OR ELSE)
I am not picking on Catholics here, just trying to point out something. Religion takes scripture, which they obviously don’t truly understand or have a greater revelation of and twist it to fit their agenda.
Let’s be real people, they say the goal of the Christian Churches and their thousands of denominations is to SAVE SOULS… Many evangelical preachers will go so far as to say based on the number of people who came up to the altar that they SAVED 50, or a 100, or more… And then will tell people we need to raised more money to save more… But let’s be real, God doesn’t need anyone’s money to save, and God can save perfectly well without the help of religion.
The sad and ugly truth of Religion is this, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! SHOW US THE MONEY AND WE’LL SHOW YOU HEAVEN, they promise. Yet, they do nothing but make people more ignorant and hurt than they are.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves
So why am I here? To tell you, you don’t need to do what religion says, you don’t need to go to church, you don’t need to give into fear tactics, you don’t need to give your money, you don’t need to do anything but RETURN TO GOD! And the only way to do that is to GO WITHIN YOURSELF and SEEK TO FIND!
It is truly disturbing what I see in the land today. Sadder still is the fact that when I was ignorant of the scriptures, and still a child in my walk, I too was a fool (didn’t really believe in God because I believed in religions god, which is CARNAL MAN’S EGO)… the god of this world, is the god religion is worshipping today and it is MANKIND’S EGO. But now that my eyes have been opened I see that the key has always been within, and it isn’t up to me or anyone else to say you have to do this or to do that to find salvation. It’s up to God, and he will place the desire in your heart to find the TRUTH for yourself, which will set you free. WE DON’T DO THE WORK REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE FEAR MONGERS TEACH!
3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit
We are SAVED, when our MINDS ARE CHANGED, RENEWED. And until that day, sadly religious people are so hateful, prideful, and insecure that anyone who states something different from what they have been brainwashed into believing, the fangs come out. And it isn’t pretty. But this is only because they are ignorant to the truth. They don’t have the knowledge of the TRUTH.
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom
Now I know what I am writing here may sound blasphemous for some. But I am telling you the truth, religion is not the answer, the belief in a single man from thousands of years ago is not the answer (his life was an allegory, a pattern, the way we all must travel), the only salvation there is to be found is in the here and now, not the hereafter and the good news is all will find this. Which is why we must love and forgive all. LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS! Now for many these words will seem as vulgar, and I may be called terrible names (which I do not mind, nor should you), because…
2 Corinthians 4:3
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing
Now does this mean, they are going to die… NO! It means their EGO, their outer man is still dying. They haven’t put off that former conversation with the flesh (which basically is, worship the image of mankind instead of the spirit hidden within the image) – This OUTWARD man, this OUTWARD BELIEF, HAS TO GO… And the good news is, it will!
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
I want you to look at the TWO GODS in this world. One is TRUE, One is FALSE.. Then question and ask yourself which God is the God you worship.
God wants to deliver and set free, his words and promises are true, does not condemn, saves all.
Mankind’s ego (god of this world) wants to rule, hoard, dictate, condemn, and control, is a hypocrite who condemns, damns.
The True God – is our Father – which when translated from the original text doesn’t mean father in the natural sense… not at all. You might be surprised to find out what it means however. You have to remember the bible uses metaphoric language, it is an allegory (and yes some has literal meaning, but even that has a metaphorical undertone and truth to is) – So we must discern, and seek the deeper meaning of even the simple words we find like “Oh Father who art in heaven” – If we don’t we will see God as an Old Man with a beard… as opposed to what scripture states God to be.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth
And no one can see the SPIRIT… It is like the WIND, as are the children of the GREAT SPIRIT called GOD or FATHER… So when we read Father, we are not meant to take it as a literal man, but as a generator, creator, a divine force that creates, leads, and guides… as temporal Father’s do.
Here is the original word and definition.
FATHER: path/r – the originator and transmitter of anything the authors of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself one who has infused his own spirit into others, who actuates and governs their minds
And our GOD IS ONE… which means the self-same spirit that is IN ME, is IN YOU! And this SPIRIT governs our thoughts! So even though we have DIED and left the world of the living for the LUSTS OF THIS DEATH (IGNORANCE/FALSE BELIEFS), WE WILL RETURN to the UNITY we had before the creation of the world… and I means the LUSTS THEREIN.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
So let me try to briefly get into the LAMB OF GOD, and dispel some of the false beliefs we have had about this LAMB as being a symbol of peace and salvation. When in fact the LAMB is the very thing that needs to BE PUT TO DEATH. The LAMB IS THE OLD MAN, slain from the foundation of the world.
News flesh: If this article has been troubling to you, it’s about to change everything for you. Proceed with an open mind and heart,
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
Now this is about to change everything about what you have believed about this LAMB! First please notice, the BOOK OF LIFE… what is the BOOK OF LIFE ABOUT… The answer is, THE LAMB SLAIN.
The Book of Life OF the lamb slain.
Now we would think this means, that the LAMB was Jesus and he was sacrificed to save us before the literal world began… BUT YOU’D be thinking wrong. The LAMB/SHEEP of God is HUMANITY… Adam/jesus/everyone – ADAM was slain… Adam means HUMANITY, MANKIND it nothing to do with a single man, but it means ALL OF MANKIND. It is a plural word, Adam is.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created THEM!
Note the word THEM… Man=mankind = all of us. And when the WORLD (we know by now, this means the LUSTS OF THE WORLD) was conceived in the mind of man (eating of that tree) mankind was slain.
Oh I know, many will say this is not what it means. But let’s look at that verse in revelation again, and translate a few words for you, to see WHY the LAMB was slain. And here is a hint, it wasn’t TO SAVE ANYONE, it was SLAIN (cut off from the land of living/enlightenment) FROM, FROM, FROM the foundation of these LUSTS (WORLD). Why did I write FROM three times? Because it doesn’t mean from as in a literal date… Take a look at what it literally means.
FROM = Apo = of separation
of local separation, after verbs of motion from a place i.e. of departing, of fleeing, …
FROM = Apo = of origin
of the place whence anything is, comes, befalls, is taken
of origin of a cause
The Lamb (humanity) was slain (when it began to believe itself separate from the whole(God) by creating these lusts (lusts of eyes, flesh, pride of life)
So really this scripture has nothing to do with a single man being murdered to appease some vengeful gods wrath. But it has everything to do with how we (humanity) became ignorant of God… we created an EGO for ourselves and then began to worship that EGO (old/outward man) and we even created a god out of that EGO and we called him Jesus. This my friends is the sad truth. Although many will say Jesus the MAN is God (knowing full well scripture says God is not a man) – people need to understand the message that Jesus of the scriptures was trying to get across… If you don’t lose your EGO you won’t save your sense of identity and life, if you don’t follow him and do as he did (crucify the flesh), if you DON’T BECOME THE SLAIN LAMB you won’t be worthy to open the BOOK OF LIFE which is yours to begin with, to find every NAME (nature) that is written in there. Jesus wanted people to take their eyes of of his “I”dentity/ego… and put their eyes on the FATHER.
The FATHER – which simply means the ORIGINATOR AND CONTROLLER OF EVERYTHING IN US, ABOUT US, FOR US.
If Jesus the “ego” man was a good man, he wouldn’t have corrected the rich man.
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God
Jesus was always trying to get people to take their eyes off of him, and place them on God.
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
If Jesus honored himself, as Christian Religious leaders try to get you to honor him, he would be as big a mess as the people teaching that nonsense.
Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me
Here is the problem in a nutshell. People worship Man’s Ego (the one formed from the dust that the serpent eats (carnal mind assimilates)… instead of Man’s SPIRIT which is LIFE INDEED.
And why wouldn’t we? We have been sold a lie from the day we were old enough to understand the words coming out of the liars mouths. REMEMBER the first man (nature of you and me) is dead in our trespass… and what is our trespass (the foundation of the world) – the creation of these lusts within us, thinking we are god, believing we have to do this or that to inherit anything. The Ego man has been exalting himself about God for so long, saying God is outside of him or her that God (who is man’s true spirit) had to cast him and her down.
12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High
I know some of you will say, WAIT A MINUTE THAT IS SATAN… well I don’t have time to correct that, but God will, and I do have an article about Lucifer on this blog to the left of your screen somewhere, find it.
So why did the LAMB need to be sacrificed? — TO TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD… because it was the LAMB (ignorant mankind) that fell victim to all of this nonsense to begin with. So the LAMB has to be slain, and once it is SLAIN – it will be worthy to open the greater truths of God.
I know you think the Lamb is a peaceful animal and a symbol of our savior. News for you, the LAMB is the farthest thing from the SAVIOR… that is why it needs to be put to death. THE SHEPHERD is the savior not the sheep.
First let’s look at the characteristics of the LAMB, which is basically a Sheep (thanks Dean Dosher for that one :))
1. timid, fearful, easily panicked
2. dumb stupid, gullible
3. mob psychology
4. easily influenced
5. very vulnerable to fear, frustration
6. Short sighted, bad reasoning skills
7. no means of self-defense; can only run
8. easily killed by enemies
9. jealous, competitive for dominance
10. can’t tell between good and bad water to drink
11. Will die if left alone.
14. easily flipped over on back, unable to get back on feet and will die without help
15. frequently looking to rest or sleep
16. don’t like to be cleaned
17. creatures of habit
19. need the MOST care out of ALL livestock
20. totally dependent of shepherd for every need
21. need “rod and staff” guidance – NEEDS TO BE FORCED BY SUFFERING
Does that sound like a LEADER AND SAVIOR? A sheep is a total meathead, is scared all the time, can’t defend itself from enemies, subject to the mob mentality (sound like any religious people we know), doesn’t want to be cleaned, can’t tell the difference between dirty or clean water, is perverse and will eat poisonous things, and if it lands on its back, IT CAN’T GET BACK UP!
Wake up call people… The Lamb and the Lion lying down together is not some great beautiful picture of peace, it is an allegory of how all the ENEMIES (egotistical natures in man) of GOD will not be able to hurt those enlightened to the truth. OF COURSE THE LION, WOLF, BEAR, SNAKE, AND LAMB hang together, they are meant for each other, because they are all FALSE IDENTITIES in MANKIND.
Don’t believe me, look at this verse carefully.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Read that again, scripture states the LAMB SHALL NO LONGER HURT OR DESTROY those in God’s holy mountain…. I know right? Crazy!
Think about it, being a fearful, ignorant, helpless lamb is more damaging to the Kingdom of God then anything. The animals we find here are all symbols of natures in mankind. The GOOD NEWS IS, one day, these natures will not hurt GOD’S PEOPLE… why you ask? BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD!
Let’s take another look at the LION and LAMB, and how the Lamb and Lion story is not some beautiful story about everyone getting along, but about how once people come to the knowledge of the truth these perverse natures within us, will be a thing of the past… BECAUSE THEY WILL BE SACRIFICED AND KILLED OFF!
23They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. 24And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Once again, we see Isaiah quoting God as saying the LAMB WILL NO LONGER HURT OR DESTROY in my HOLY MOUNTAIN (which is of course our heart/mind) — God states hear, God is in control and things will be good, and we will suffer no more. NOT BECAUSE HE MURDERED A MAN NAMED JESUS, but because we SACRIFICED this LAMB NATURE to take away the SINS OF THE WORLD.
Think about it, what happened to be killed and utterly destroyed for the spirit of death to pass by in Egypt? THE LAMB! Then once that was done they were set free!
When John was pointing out the LAMB OF GOD that takes away the sins of the world, he was pointing out the OUTWARD MAN, that HAS TO BE SACRIFICED… As Jesus said, WE ARE CRUSIFIED WITH HIM, as Jesus said we must pick up our cross and follow him, we too as the LAMB OF GOD must enter that sheepgate to become the Shepherd of the sheep.
Sheep are not called into the Sheep Gate so a man named Jesus can take care of them… They are called into the Sheepgate to be slaughtered! That is what the Sheep gate is, it is where the Lambs/Sheep are brought to be sacrificed for the sins of the world.
We are as SHEEP lead to slaughter are we not? This is good news. We are led to a place where we can put the false nature/identity of who we think we are to death, and then we can be risen again into life. And what happens when we enter the sheep fold?
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
The Door is CHRIST, And when you enter into Christ the OLD MAN (LAMB) must die.
For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place
Mankind has forgotten the truth of who they are, they have backslidden, and they have become (lambs) fearful, timid, dumb, perverse, etc etc…
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Now believe it or not, this really is great news for me and you. WE CAN’T FAIL! We will do as Israel did we will sacrifice that “lamb/sheep” nature, we will do as Jesus did, we will “sacrifice our lamb/sheep nature” and the instant we do so, we will be resurrected into the newness of LIFE. The LIFE that we left.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
If you have eyes to see it… this speaks of us, and the God within us… We are the Lambs/sheep that went astray, we have been oppressed, afflicted, we are brought as lamb’s to slaughter (thank God for this) we have been dumb as sheep, we have been taken from the prison and judgment of our ignorance, we were CUT OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING (enlightened), we made our grave with the wicked and rich in death (ignorance) and because of all of this, our TRUE NATURE (Christ in Us/God’s Holy Spirit) had to bear it all, as we bore it all… FOR WE ARE ONE PEOPLE AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE!
I know this essay is a difficult one, and I myself am still learning, so ask and receive, seek and find, never take the word of Man, but go to God. I can only report what I believe to be true… the question is, “who will believe our report? To whom is the arm of the lord revealed?”
Much love, Jacob
“the Truth Will Change You”