Born Of Water And Spirit

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Born Of Water And Spirit

When Nicodemus came to Jesus at NIGHT he simply could not grasp what it was Jesus was saying. Although, what Jesus was trying to convey about “being born again” was quite simple. And for those who have “eyes to see” quite beautiful. Here is the passage below to bring you up to speed about what it is I am going to reveal today.

John 3
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Now, I have written about this before. And yet, I feel as though a short entry may add some much-needed light to this topic. Because most people today really have no idea what “being born again” means. Most believe it is what happens after you say the magic words “I accept Jesus Christ to be my lord and Savior” … oh, if it were that simple. Sadly, it takes a bit more than the recitation of these simply words to be “born again”. And so, I will once again try to explain this to you.

The scriptures, as you may or may not know, are very symbolic. They are filled with allegory. Jesus, himself, was said to only speak in parable to those without understanding. And so, for ten years I have been sharing the keys to unlocking the rich treasure found within this great book. I pray these words I am sharing will be inspired and that they will help you go farther in your walk. I pray these words will be LIFE to you.

Let me break the above verses down.

A man named Nicodemus, which ironically translates into “conqueror”, there is a REASON for that. A Name MEANS “A NATURE”. A CONQUEROR is one that overcomes another by force. And we know the “Kingdom” (right thinking, peace, joy) cannot be TAKEN by FORCE.

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

He was A RULER of the JEWS. (We also know that the greatest is not one who rules but who serves)

Here we have the picture of a RELIGIOUS LEADER who came to JESUS AT NIGHT.

The same came to Jesus by NIGHT, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

This is symbolic of not only being afraid of what others thought, but also symbolic of coming to learn something in total ignorance.

People STUMBLE in the Dark. They cannot completely SEE/comprehend the depth and breadth of their “surroundings” in darkness/ignorance.

Night is obviously symbolic of IGNORANCE/DARKNESS.

And so, it was a dead giveaway that Nicodemus would not be able to grasp the LIGHT of what Jesus shared because he came to Jesus by NIGHT. Which is why he immediately responded by saying, ” Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

He knew that Nicodemus was not going to learn a thing this night (while ignorant). He knew that UNLESS the old religious/carnal/egotistical Nicodemus identity died allowing the child of God within to take over, the truth had no place in him.

This is what it means to be Born Again you see. To DIE of who you thought you were and to be BORN from within in the TRUTH of who you TRULY ARE.

Those of the “night” don’t understand this.

Jesus however did… He was/is NOT A CHILD OF THE NIGHT… and nor are we.

Therefore let us not SLEEP (REMAIN IGNORANT) as they do.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Nicodemus tells Jesus, “we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

Jesus responds… “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Let’s visit that for a moment.

If Nicodemus REALLY knew Jesus was a teacher come from God, he would not have been afraid to visit during the day. He didn’t know and Jesus understood that. I find myself speaking to pastors and bishops much the same way. I meet them where they are at. When they tell me they cannot be offended… I understand that they can, and will be offended, because they, like Nicodemus aren’t ready for the truth that will set them free.

You see, even if Nicodemus really thought Jesus had the answers it would not matter. There was NO WAY Nicodemus could understand what Jesus was about to share UNLESS HE HIMSELF had been quickened to it. Jesus understood this, as I do, and as many of you reading this right now understand.

A person cannot except the TRUTH of who they are, until they are BORN AGAIN.

Now many today focus on the outward man and the works of the flesh. It is all about this physical world. A coming Savior, A literal kingdom, A real heaven and scary terrible infinite place called hell. Nicodemus was no different.

Those that are BORN OF THE FLESH are FLESH. This is why Nicodemus said… “How can a person be born again? Can they enter their Mother’s Womb a second time?” — You see, Nicodemus, like many today, is focused on the temporal (the physical, the sensual) and NOT THE ETERNAL. And those that focus on such and put their faith in such, CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD(Right thinking, Peace, Joy, Power).

1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

And so when Nicodemus replied, “How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”

Jesus’ answer was simple… “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

Before I explain this last part, I want to bring your attention to what is on the line here. “The KINGDOM OF GOD”. This is what it is all about people. ENTERING INTO THIS KINGDOM. Now many are waiting for it to return, and many others believe you only get there after death, but if truth be told the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is not some far away place… (that should be obvious if you are subscribed to this site)

Luke 17
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The Kingdom of GOD is WITHIN YOU. LITERALLY. It is WITHIN the IDEA OF WHO YOU ARE. It is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY.

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

The KINGDOM (which literally translates into “REIGN or RULE”) of God… the RULE OF GOD (LOVE) is RIGHT THINKING, PEACE, AND JOY in the HOLY GHOST (spirit of life that cannot be seen but can be felt, much like the wind)

I would also like to point out that the MEAT AND DRINK that the Kingdom/Rule of God is NOT is… FLESH AND BLOOD.

John 6:55
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

It is ALL ABOUT entering the KINGDOM (RULE) OF GOD. Which is another way of saying, ENTERING INTO GOD’S REST. No longer kicking against the pricks of life that are meant to get us back on the RIGHT/TRUE path. No longer operating in a world of illusion but aligning ourselves with our TRUE IDENTITY, that of God’s only begotten child. FLESH AND BLOOD can never inherit this. A LIE can never become the TRUTH. Temporary can never become INFINITE. Who we have believed ourselves to be can never enter into the REALITY OF WHO WE REALLY ARE IN CHRIST (power and wisdom of God-1 Cor 1:24).

Jesus understood this, Nicodemus did not. Like most today, Nicodemus believed it is all about the Flesh. Nicodemus did not know that THE DEAD (IGNORANT) cannot also be the LIVING. For to be carnally minded IS DEATH. And it is impossible for the DEAD (IGNORANT) to know GOD (the truth, love, spirit, creator of all that is and is not yet)

But brothers and sisters, WE ARE NOT NICODEMUS. We are not like those who draw back into perdition.

Hebrews 10:39
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

We are moving forward unto salvation. WHICH IS A NOW EVENT! And we are saved from the LIES we have believed. This is why we are told THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. And that is why I am sharing this today.

Because as you know now… the FLESH (FALSE IDENTITY) profits nothing. THE WORDS I SPEAK HOWEVER… THEY ARE LIFE 🙂 It is the SPIRIT that quickens (makes alive again)

John 6:63
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Now, this one verse is a KEY STONE. For it will make everything Jesus shared to Nicodemus CLEAR.

Nicodemus was focus on the LITERAL. (flesh and blood)

Jesus was focused on the SPIRITUAL.

The TWO are like oil and water — they don’t mix.

Romans 8:5
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

This is why Jesus said…. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” he knew, as I know, that people like Nicodemus simply aren’t READY to hear the truth. And if they CANNOT HEAR the TRUTH they cannot be BORN OF THE TRUTH. And if they cannot be BORN OF THE TRUTH they can never ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD… Because GOD IS TRUTH!

So Marvel not… Don’t be shocked or surprised… that Jesus said, You MUST be Born again to enter the Kingdom of God… the wind blows where it wants, you hear the sounds of it but you DON’T know where it came from or where it is going… the same is true for everyone who is born of the SPIRIT…. You hear the sound they make, but you don’t know where they came from, or where they are going!

Did you catch that everyone…

This is why Jesus meant when speaking to Nicodemus… Just as a person cannot understand the origins and destinations of the wind, UNTIL they are BORN AGAIN they CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOU!

This is why it is so important not to try to convert people… You will only end up getting people upset. You must share the light to those who can SEE the light, and to those who cannot… ALL THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLE.

BECAUSE FLESH CANNOT GIVE BIRTH TO SPIRIT… Your self effort will NEVER change someone. But your LOVE WILL.

And so now the parable is revealed…

When Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” He was speaking of HIS WORDS!

The WATER we must be BORN OF… is the TEACHING OF TRUTH. The greatest of all prayers, “Lord, teach me the truth no matter what the cost,” will afford you that LIVING WATER (WISDOM) within. And the best way to learn is by EXPERIENCE (the things we suffer)

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And these WATERS, which become life, which are also know as the WASHING of the WORD (TRUTH)… Can be a lifetime of adversity in the making.

Because through much tribulation we enter the KINGDOM OF GOD. Marvel not, that is say this 😉

To be BORN OF WATER is to be broken and set free from the death of lies. And we are stubborn, which is why we are baptized in these waters throughout our lives… The WATERS of affliction become LIFE to us, you see.

Isaiah 30:20
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the WATER of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

Our hard times are there for a reason. And the VOICE OF GOD (TRUTH) IS ALWAYS UPON THE WATERS OF OUR HARD TIMES… so listen and you will learn next time you enter into adversity.

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters

Marvel not, that I say you MUST BE BORN OF WATER as well as SPIRIT… Without the suffering of the oyster there would be no pearl.

And THIS is why we are told to REJOICE when hard times come.

James 1
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

1 Peter 4
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

The word TORMENT that we read of many times in scripture, actually means TO TEST and TO TRY. It is not about punishment people. Our hardships and our trials are there to DIRECT US BACK.

There is MUCH TO LEARN when we “BURN” with the FIRE of suffering. Our anger, shame, fear, jealousy, all of which are lies cause us to suffer. And suffer we will so long as we EXIST in a plain of illusion. And yet, our suffering is also our salvation. For it drives us to freedom when we recognize it.

The disciples understood this…

1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

What DESTROYS the FLESH gives BIRTH to the SPIRIT OF TRUTH.

Jesus said, MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE TRUTH… And ONLY SPIRIT gives birth to SPIRIT.

This means, as a flesh body can reproduce other flesh bodies… so can a SIMPLE SPOKEN WORD OF TRUTH REPRODUCE THE TRUTH IN OTHERS!

Our hard times (water) and the spoken truth (spirit) bring us all to the promise land.

Salvation has never been about simply regurgitating some magic words and doing what religious men or women tell you to do. Salvation is understanding that EVERYTHING IS WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD and that who we have believed ourselves to be is the ENEMY of who we truly are. And a life time of brainwashing does not easily fade away.

As the apostle Paul woke up to the understanding that all of his works were foolish, and that it is a foolish thing to continually kick against the pricks of life (Acts 9:5), so too will you wake up and realize that YOUR HARD TIMES are not a CURSE they are the very thing helping to give you BIRTH!

I pray all of you understand this. I hope you all seek more for you will find more. I long for the day when we all can say, I Have Entered Into That Rest! And I pray the waters of life and these words (spirit of life) help you all to be born once again.

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Hold unto your bibles everyone because this short essay is going to reveal something that will indeed light a fuse within you that will burn bright for all the world to see. The question is…

Who will believe our report? and to whom is the “arm of the Lord” revealed?
Isaiah 53:1

By the way, the ARM of the LORD simply means… Who will exercise the power and wisdom of God in this world? Who will make their earth as it is in heaven… and KNOW they are doing so. (I will explain this further soon)

Who will see what the blind cannot? Who will put their lives where their mouths are?

A wonderful passage from the Gospel Of Thomas comes to mind… Jesus said: He who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he will be troubled, and when he is troubled he will be amazed, and he will reign over All.

Today I posted a simple sentence. “If we believe we know better we have ruled out the possibility of ever learning more.” This powerful sentence must be acknowledged because if you came to this website, and to this essay believing you already know all there is to know than you will learn nothing at all.

However, if you come here because, as the Gospel of Thomas declares, you are seeking… then you MUST continue to seek if you are ever to find.

In addition, a wise man knows there is always more to know. Especially when it comes to the “Lord’s Prayer”. Which happens to be a prayer of great significance I dare say. Considering, it is the ONLY PRAYER Jesus gave as an example of HOW WE ALL SHOULD PRAY (communicate with God, or the great I am, Inspiration, Source, or whatever name you attribute to “THE EXISTING ONE”, which literally is the translation of the word “LORD”.

“A creator creates, and an infinite world of possibility awaits those who SEEK AFTER IT.” – Thomas James

And when you do SEEK after (whatever “IT” is that you hope to find here in this essay) I promise you might just find “IT”… IF, you aren’t “CERTAIN” you already know all there is too know about this prayer.

And then IF “Wisdom” permits what you find in this essay may even “trouble” you. Just like that quote from the Gospel of Thomas.

“Troubled”, because what you once believed may not be the truth after all, or it may no longer be the truth you need.

And when this “FOUND WORD” or “New Revelation” meets your long held belief system there may be a fight. You may either find yourself rejecting outright what I share in these next couple of pages, or you may JUMP RIGHT IN and find that this truth can set you free.

Of course any new idea, at first, is troubling. Few like change after all. Regardless of how foolish is to hate such. Considering, LIFE IS CHANGE!
CHANGE is ALL LIFE IS.

Without CHANGE there is no growth, and without growth, a person no longer TRULY LIVES. For life itself is GROWTH!

This is why I hope your spirit is troubled whenever you visit here. Just as it was in the parable of the man trying to get healed in the Bethesda pool. We find HEALING in the TROUBLING OF THE WATERS (doctrines/understanding) indeed.

I would like to point out that in the parable it is said, the WATERS are troubled by an “ANGEL”— which really simply means a “MESSENGER”.

And who is this messenger that wants to trouble the waters of BETHESDA’S POOL today? — ME 🙂 More over I believe this is a WORD in due SEASON.

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Notice it is a CERTAIN season…

4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

Let us view this a different way… in a TIME OF CERTAINTY a messenger shared a MESSAGE that TROUBLED the collective belief pool. Ironically, in a TIME OF CERTAINTY a CERTAIN MAN believes he must be helped by another to be healed.


5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

This “certain” man who wanted into the pool of troubled waters is very much like those who think they know it all already. They are “certain” of how things are meant to be. No growth there. This man was CERTAIN he needed help from another. The people there were CERTAIN that they needed the literal waters to be stirred up to be healed. EVERYONE was CERTAIN that healing came OUTSIDE OF THEM, and yet… the TRUTH IS from the beginning everyone has the power to PICK UP THEIR MAT AND WALK!

This CERTAIN man, believed he needed another to help him. He gave away all of his power. This is why he was called IMPOTENT, because HE, like many today ARE WAITING for a SAVIOR instead of simply SAVING THEMSELVES by following the pattern left before them.

Many of you reading this understands what that means. While others still believe that JESUS did all the work. As opposed to seeing that JESUS WAS THE ONLY WAY… meaning, do what he did, know what he knew, and love. This is what a LEADER SAYS… follow me… do as I do… THIS IS THE MESSAGE THAT HAS BEEN MISSED.

Luke 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

NEWS FLASH EVERYONE…. Jesus NEVER claimed to HEAL ANYONE!

Jesus always stated very clearly…. YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WHOLE!

DID YOU CATCH THAT? Please let that sink in…

Matthew 9:29
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According TO YOUR faith be it unto you.

According to YOUR FAITH not Jesus’s actions.

So when Jesus came up on this CERTAIN MAN who believed that he needed ANOTHER to help get him where he wanted to be… Jesus saw him CAUGHT IN THAT “LIE” — (YES, another way of looking at this passage)

6 When Jesus saw him LIE, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

And so… just as Jesus asked the impotent CERTAIN man who believed the lie that he had no power at all… I ask you…. WILL YOU BE MADE WHOLE?

BECAUSE the TRUTH, I promise WILL set you free.

So, if this following exploration of what the Lord’s prayer really means, troubles you, remember soon you will be amazed to find out what it means, and when you do, you will RULE over every aspect of your life.

YOU FAITH WILL MAKE YOU WHOLE!!!!

Now pay attention… and see if you CATCH THIS…

Jesus asked the man… WILL YOU BE MADE WHOLE?

The question I would then ask Jesus is… “HOW IS ONE TO BE MADE WHOLE?”

And this is where the Lightning Comes From Heaven…. “YOU FAITH HAS MADE YOU WHOLE!”

Matthew 9:22
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WHOLE. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

And why is that?

Because FAITH is the Lifeblood of CREATION. And we are CREATORS… Because we are the offspring of a CREATOR.

And it is OUR FATHER’S WILL that all be saved from the LIE we are all CERTAIN of… that WE HAVE NO POWER AT ALL.

When in fact….

Matthew 18:19
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching ANY THING that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

And where is the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?

IT IS WITHIN YOU… Within the IDEA of YOU… The IDEA OF YOU (Who you believe yourself to be) is the IMAGE of God. Just as my child was made in the IMAGE of my wife and I, so too are we the off spring of the Great I AM… the EXISTING ONE…

Which brings me to the crux of this essay. This morning a wonderful new friend of mine here on Facebook named Daniel Skillman (look him up on Facebook) has come into some deep and wonderful insight… THE pool of his collective understanding was troubled as well, and because of it HE became amazed and now is sharing some wonderful thoughts and questions with everyone.

This morning he raised the question, “What does… FATHER YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN,” mean?

The LORD’S PRAYER indeed… I have taught on this subject before however I believed that I should dedicate one paper to this alone. I left my thoughts on his page.

Our Father, Who art thou in heaven

The first thing we must look at is where this is all taking place… WITHIN YOU… We are not praying to some far away distant God, you MUST know this by now if you have found this website.

We also must recognize it is OUR FATHER — not MY FATHER or YOUR FATHER — The one who created me also created you — and this CREATIVE FORCE of SPIRIT AND TRUTH AND LOVE is within us all.

The very next thing we must look at are the words….

Your KINGDOM COME — The KINGDOM is “righteousness (right thinking) peace and joy” — and the word “COME” means “to be manifested, or revealed”

It is the same word that is used for when Christ COMES (IS MANIFESTED/REVEALED) within us 😉

So the prayer continues…“Your Kingdom come” = “May the right thought, peace and joy be revealed within me”

Next we MUST really look at “YOUR WILL BE DONE” — the first obvious thing we MUST address is what is GOD’S WILL?

Ready for this?

It is the FATHER’S WILL that ALL BE SAVED just like the certain man. It is the Father’s will that all be made whole.

John 6:39
And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

And GODS WILL is done ON EARTH as it is in HEAVEN.

The scripture’s reveal that the EARTH is a symbol of Man’s ways and thoughts while HEAVEN is a symbol of God’s ways and thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

So one could say this prayer is about a total unity of HEAVEN and EARTH… God’s will performed by man… with the understanding that we are in the Father and the Father is completely within us… THAT WE ARE ONE!

and ONCE we realize this… THAT WE ARE ONE… Then we are made whole.

Now watch this… another way of looking at the prayer…

That YOUR WILL BE DONE on EARTH (in the temporal and physical) as it IS in HEAVEN (spiritual and mental) — that THE TWO BECOME ONE!

This is GODS WILL…. that can only be done… by understanding….

WHATEVER IS BOUND IN HEAVEN IS BOUND IN EARTH… whatever is loosed in heaven is loosed in earth…

OUR FAITH makes us all…

And with FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

Matthew 17:20
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

It is interesting to NOTE that … WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL…

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

That should get your ATTENTION quick…

That should TROUBLE your waters because this is a huge revelation if you have ears to hear it.

With FAITH all things are possible… With GOD all things are possible… FAITH makes you whole… GOD makes you whole….

FAITH and GOD seem to do the same thing…. Isn’t that interesting?

Think about it… YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK… You are RULED by what you believe…

People today refuse to believe that they are co-creating their life, both the good and the bad… and yet, their EXPERIENCE is a direct result of what they BELIEVE is HAPPENING AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT.

So, it can be said… that GOD is your FAITH… and FAITH is your GOD… in a manner of speaking.

And so the prayer is that WE WOULD FULLY UNDERSTAND that GOD’S WILL is done ON EARTH as it is IN HEAVEN.

Meaning… we are either ruled by the GOD of this world (faith in fear, lies, shame, regret, worthlessness, hopelessness, etc) or we are CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH GOD (FAITH) — LOVE, AND THE SPIRIT (THOUGHTS) OF TRUTH.

This is a major key to the Kingdom people… The fully understanding of the LORDS PRAYER…. one must fully understand WHAT THE WORD “Hallowed” means….

For many, it means a name to be revered… Like Our Father your Name is soooooo very holy…. and this is the way it has been taught.

However, that is NOT what the word HALLOWED means…. Here is the definition: to render or acknowledge, to separate from profane things and dedicate to God…

CATCH THAT…. Our Father who art thou in Heaven… ACKNOWLEDGE the TRUTH and SEPARATE from the ways of the world… Your NAME is to ACKNOWLEDGE the truth, or render it… and to separate from the profane… Hallowed does not means “Holy is your name”

The only prayer there is IS to ACKNOWLEDGE who we are within separate ourselves from who we are not without and to fully understand that YOUR FAITH creates your reality. The WILL of the ONE WHO EXISTS is to UNITE the SPIRIT MAN with the INTELLECTUAL AND SENSUAL MAN — so the TWO BECOME ONE FLESH.

Ephesians 2:15
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

The prayer is a reminder that WE HAVE A PART TO PLAY with everything that happens in our life. Because it is GOD’S WILL.

Matthew 18:18
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Our FAITH will make us whole… WE ARE RULED by our FAITH… We are the projection of our faith into this world. This is why our experience is always whatever we believe it to be.

So I pray today the waters have been troubled indeed, and this has led the way to amazing possibility, and you all realize that YOU and the FATHER (EXISTING ONE) are ONE.

I hope you enjoyed this short essay and I can’t wait to hear all of your comments and thoughts. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to this website if you haven’t already. The top right hand side of the website you will find a button for that. And of course, don’t keep this light under a bushel share what you have learned here, and this website with others who you believe are looking for that precious OIL (wisdom). I love you all, Jacob

What Is Sin?

What Is Sin?

This is an important question. Not just because most people have absolutely no idea what SIN really is, but because it is the ONE thing that is keeping people from truly living their life.

For the wages of sin is death… (Romans‬ ‭6‬:‭23‬ KJV)

This means when you SIN you are rewarded with DEATH (carnal suffering). The “death” we are discussing here is not physical death, although many do experience that as well when they are ruled by the SIN (false belief/foolish thought) that their life is not worth anything.

You see, SIN is a big problem today. Mainly because most have no idea they are sinful… (Full of the wrong thoughts)

I want point out early, to be sinful does NOT always mean people are bad, or have done bad things, many times it means people just don’t know any better.

Of course there are others who do know better and do what is incorrect, or underhanded and improper anyway, regardless the wages are the same.

When you think the wrong thought, or choose the wrong path, your reward will always be less than satisfying. The reason is when anything is done the wrong way it is doomed to fail because the correct way is the only way that truly exists.

Now I can come right out and tell you the word “SIN” simply means to operate outside of what is correct, proper, truthful.

The word SIN itself literally means to miss the Mark.

Think of shooting an arrow at the bullseye on a target and missing the target completely. That is sin.

When you SIN you are missing the point (target) completely.

Proverbs puts it beautifully and simply…

The thought of foolishness is sin… (Proverbs‬ ‭24‬:‭9‬ KJV)

Think about that. Being ignorant is sinful. Not knowing the truth is sinful. Believing a lie is sinful. Being foolish is sinful.

Once again, society has mistaken the word SIN to somehow describe a wicked evil person. However, it simply means, many times, a person who is sinful just does not know any better.

Of course, not knowing any better can lead to greater sins which in many cases are downright evil.

As is the case for the suicide bomber who was convinced, after years of suffering terrible loses due to war and greed, that he would be rewarded for killing the infidel, who in reality is just like him.

The SIN is not just the act of murder, the SIN is also the belief that we are better than others, that we can somehow force people to see things the way we do…

The SIN is believing in a god that would reward murder with paradise.

And the wages of that sin was death indeed.

However, I like to explain SIN another way.

Think of it in terms of riding a bike. SIN would be falling over while trying to ride because you haven’t found your BALANCE yet.

To SIN is not doing something terribly unjust it is simply not doing something the right way.

There is a right way and a wrong way to do things and the right way will always be easier and will produce better results. The wrong way (the sinful way) will always frustrate you, takes more effort, and benefits no one in the long run.

This, my friends, is why we must address the SIN in our life today.

We must look at all those areas in our life where we are experiencing frustration, anxiety, fear, pride, and more and find the root cause of it all.

Every problem in your life is a direct result of the SIN (wrong thinking) in your life.

You have a bad relationship? Do you have trouble at work, feel unfulfilled, hate your life, or hate your neighbor?
Do you feel out of control or feel like you never get ahead? Are you worried your life is going nowhere? Don’t care about others? Don’t care about yourself? Guess what? It’s all SIN related.

All of our trouble in life stems from our ignorance within.

And whether you want to believe it or not, we ALL took upon ourselves the SINS of the world the moment we began to believe what we were taught and told by the very people we trusted in the world. From our parents, to our peers, to political and religious leaders.

SIN (foolish thinking) is handed down from generation to generation, until the cycle is broken by one who lays down his sinful life for the good of others. And this my friend is what we all must do today if we are ever to be free.

Let me first address what scripture teaches us about SIN. I will open up some of these passages and provide additional insight to further you along your journey to life everlasting.

Let’s begin with this verse below.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (‭1 John‬ ‭3‬:‭4‬ KJV)

So SIN is a transgression of the LAW of God. A lot of people mix the meaning of this up. They think in terms of breaking man made laws like theft or vandalism. However, the LAW of GOD is a constant. It is a LAW much like gravity.

Many confuse the LAW of God to mean a list of dos and donts recorded by Moses, but we know this not the case. The LAW of GOD is ONE THING and it is LOVE.

Jesus made it clear in the gospels, that the LAW of God was to LOVE.

When the disciple asked what was the most important Law. Jesus answered in a way that contained all of God’s Law.

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt LOVE the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbour as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (‭Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭36-40‬ KJV)

Everything that IS God’s law is contained in the word LOVE!

So when we SIN we are transgressing LOVE. And that means we are directly opposing it.

To transgress something means to go against it. Which makes you an adversary to Love and my friend God IS Love, and since everything exists IN God that means SIN is the operation of that which is false.

To SIN is to follow after a LIE.

If you are not LOVING you are SINNING it is as simple as that.

Now let’s define what LOVE is according to scripture using a beautiful passage from 1 Corinthians 13. And let us break it down line by line.

1) Love is patient...

When you are patient everything goes according to plan, you accept things as they are, and you have peace without the need of an actual timeline. You are content with how things are in the here and now and understand that everything is made beautiful in “ITS” time, not the time you have sinfully decide things should happen in.

When you are not patient, you will suffer. Nothing is ever good enough, and you will never be content with how things are in the moment.

As you can see, the wages of impatience is death (carnal suffering)

2) Love is kind

When you LOVE others it is because you know what you do to them you actually do to yourself. To lift others up and to simply be kind all the time will always produce LiFE. When you are KIND it doesn’t matter if others are not, in fact when you are kind you will find even those who are not will treat you better than before. You are not KIND to get something in return, when you are Kind it is simply who you are. And I believe you understand that if you ARE kind it is because you are in a good place emotionally as well as spiritually. And when you are in a good place you have a joy-filled life.

However, if you are cruel it is usually because of the SIN (ignorance) in your heart. Cruelty produces more cruelty. The wages of cruelty is a life lived in misery indeed.

3) It does not envy…

If you envy others than YOU are not content in your life. This is a great SIN, and many are a victim to it. However, when you are content with your life and instead of looking at what you lack you dwell on all you are blessed with your joy will overflow. The wages of envy is death indeed, for you will always live your life miserably. Those who envy are blind to all they have. They are ignorant.

However, when you stop looking outside for more and you no longer ignore the beautiful life you have been blessed with, your life becomes livable once again.

5) Love does not boast…

When a person boasts it is often the result of insecurity and fear. A person who boasts needs outward approval. They are not content with life as it is. They demand that others recognize their value because they follow after the “SIN” (foolish thought) that they are not. The wages of boasting is death as well, whereas the person who needs not the approval of others is a man who is slave to no one.

6) Love is not proud…

To think you know it all is to learn nothing at all. The proud will never inherit a peaceful life because they are unwilling to compromise, to change or to admit when they are wrong.

The branch that will not bend eventually snaps in two. And so will the proud who will also find the wages of such a mindset to be death as well.

However, the humble always consider others before themselves, they always find ways to mend fences, to bridge gaps, because they understand they are no better than those around them.

The proud can never learn and that is why in anger they often burn, while the humble don’t need things to go “their way” to be okay, they live their life with acceptance and because of it they avoid the strife the proud contend with.

7) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

The expression, “Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you”, has never been more appropriate. Our lives are intrinsically intwined with the lives of everyone else around us. This is LIFE!

If we all lives this way the world would be a very different place and we all would be much, much happier.

However, when people are focused on putting others down, or doing whatever they can to get ahead, snapping every time something does not go their way, or keep track of everything others have done to us… Well the wages of such a way of life is death indeed. What a miserable life it is for those who act this way. Never happy with others, always angry and selfish and constantly counting the way they have been wronged as opposed to seeing how truly sinful (ignorant) they have been for living this way.

8) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Love is not just caring for others it is caring for the TRUTH. When you love you take no pleasure in anything but truth. Because the TRUTH is LOVE, it is peaceful collaboration, it is unity, liberty, and freedom… And it never fails…

9) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

After reading this last line, you tell me if living this way does not sound like LIVING THE RIGHT WAY?

To put others before yourself, to never fear another, to always have a reason to smile and be excited about the future, to always rise to the occasion to not only overcome every obstacle but to have the knowledge of such.

Yes, my friends that is LIVING!

And when we operate in LOVE, and by love I mean … When we are patient, kind, not self serving, not easily angered, no envious or proud, when we no longer dwell on the faults of others, or try to bend others to our will we live in peace.

Sadly, if many say they SIN not they lie to themselves.

We all have fallen short of the mark of a perfect life. The good news is, it need not be that way anymore.

There remains a day for us all to enter into the ease of rest. There remains for all of us a better way.

Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬ NIV)

And how do we enter this rest?

By ending our mess!

We need to live out lives without all the fear, anger, shame, worry and lies. We need to accept that everything that is happening to us is actually happening for us, to direct us back to LOVE!

The scriptures say LOVE is salvation. The scriptures express that the TRUTH sets us free.

In this we find life.

We all took upon ourselves the Sins of the World… And we all died (became ignorant) but here is the good news, we all WILL live again.

For just as SIN enters the world through one man and death, so too with the sacrifice of one man can mankind be saved from it all and rise again.

It is time to take responsibility people. It is time to LOVE and to really check yourself. For if in one area you fall, if you find yourself struggle, depressed, anxious, and angry with it all, then it is a good call that there is SIN in your life that needs to be dealt with.

We all need to take our thoughts captive and really focus our intention on the life we desire. We need to study to be silent for our words must be chosen wisely, as they create our world around us. We must die to SIN once and for all by no longer transgressing Gods law of Love and we will find paradise indeed.

Don’t let others fool you, you cannot be saved by another’s sacrifice, you are only saved when you choose to do the same yourself.

It’s time to pick up your cross and Live.

I hope this short entry opened your eyes to the things that are standing in the way of your promise land. I assure you if I didn’t begin practicing what I preach I would be a man most miserable indeed.

Thanks be to God I am not.

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WE ARE NOT LEGION ANYMORE

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WE ARE NOT LEGION ANYMORE


“If the storms of life seem too much to handle… if your day to day has become more like a fight for your life… if you are bored, and tired of being uninspired… then come with me to the “Other Side”.

This essay will be a revelation to you. Much more than simply revealing who, and what the demoniac “Legion” is in scripture. This paper that I am writing this morning for all of you is a key of sorts. A KEY that will open the doors of your understanding.

Matthew 16:19
And I will give unto thee the KEYS of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The “Other Side”, you will find is simply a way of overcoming your present trials. It is to get to the OTHER SIDE of your life. It is to CROSS over from death (which is ignorance) to life (which is wisdom).

There is a great saying that you may or may not have heard of. It basically puts forward the idea that when you are going through a difficult time, or trials in your life, that “you will eventually get to the other side of it”. As if your troubles are a large dangerous mote filled many deadly, and terrifying things, that you simply have to CROSS over to enter the Kingdom on the “other side”.

And this essay will help get you from here to there.

Because today, sadly, that is exactly how life seems to be for “MANY”. One gigantic mountain, or valley, or sea of trouble that you are simply dying to get to the “other side” of.

Does is not at times seem like we only go from one trial to another?

Like our sole purpose for existence is to simply duck and cover and dodge and weave everything that life throws our way.

At times… doesn’t it seem like this is just simply the way it is, and the way it will always be?

Do you ever beat yourself up for not being able to break the chains that this world shackles you with fast enough?

Well, if this is so, know that you are not alone. Because there are MANY like this today.

Never the less, together, I promise you, we are going to get to the “Other Side” of it.

Now, there is a reason I bold/highlighted the word “MANY” above. As we dig into Mark Chapter 4 and 5 we are going to find this word “MANY” to be one of those keys I was bragging about earlier.

So let’s begin…

Mark 4:33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

I have found in my life that I cannot simply go over to people and flat out tell them what is wrong with them. Many times when I counsel people I know they are not ready to face their real problem, much less take responsibility so they can overcome it. And so to these people, I talk in mysteries. Instead of telling them that they are envious and insecure and filled with fear I share a story about myself that relays the dangers of living a life this way. I talk in parables if you will. Much like Jesus. In fact, I believe I got that trick from Jesus.

For example, if someone is an exaggerator instead of flat out telling them this, I might recite “the boy who cried wolf”. Get my point.

Now in verse 33 it is clear Jesus constantly spoke in parable, the question is why?

Well, the answer is simple. They weren’t ready to hear the truth. Just like those people that I counsel at times. And so “all things are explained in parable.”

However, we do find something interesting here… to the disciples… to those that were READY to hear what Jesus had to say… those parables made sense. The spirit of the story gave them life and because of this he no longer needed to MASK his WORDS. This my friends is the day we are entering into now.

When I began sharing my essays years ago, few people were ready for what it was I had to share.

However, today I find things I wrote six or seven years ago are now beginning to become accepted by “many.”

This is why I too am saying to those “disciples of truth” who understand the spirit of what I am sharing, when HARD TIMES come let us pass over to the OTHER SIDE of it.

35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

Notice, how Jesus said, “Let us pass over” when the EVENING was come.

At first glance, this may seem innocuous, but I assure you there is treasure in every hill and valley of scripture.

The EVENING, also known as Night or Darkness in scripture, is an allegory of IGNORANCE. You can’t see in the dark. Also, not the safest way to travel if this story is taken literally.

Let us look at this from a different angle as well.

What is the “other side” of Night?

That’s right the answer is DAY!

The “other side” of Darkness is Light.

And of course, the “Other Side” of trouble is peace.

And this my friends is what this essay is about. Getting to that “other side”

Now to DO THIS… you are going to have to change.

The definition of insanity many would say is doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.

If you are unhappy, unfulfilled, if you feel stuck and misery keeps you up at night… It is time to change.

The world and those in the world, will lead you to believe that your problems are because of others, outside influence, and while on the surface that may seem to be true, I assure you your problems are your own.

And YOU can get to the Other Side of them.

However, to do so, you cant continue to live the way everyone else does. You can’t be selfish, greedy, condemning, or rude, you MUST die to that way of thinking first.

One must first depart from WHAT EVERYONE ELSE BELIEVES… Those who DON’T want to cross over will stand their ground. But you my friend must journey elsewhere… And if they want to keep you where they are, it is time for you to send them on their way.

You can’t get to the Other Side if you are still with those who don’t want to cross over themselves.

No I warn you, whenever you say, I WANT TO CHANGE MY LIFE many people will not want to go with you. This is why you symbolically must send the multitudes away, as Jesus and the disciples did before crossing over. Because straight and narrow, upright and honest, true and kind, compassionate and forgiving, is the gate… and few there be that find it

Matthew 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

It is true the ways of the world lead to destruction. Look at our world today. Look at your own life. Is it not filled with bitterness at times? Is it not filled with envy, fear, regret, and anger?

I tell you the truth, for me, at times it is… and that is why I LISTEN WHEN I HEAR THE CALL TO PASS OVER UNTO THE OTHER SIDE.

It doesn’t bother me that I think and act differently from the rest. It used to, but no longer.

It does bother me that a majority of those who claim to know God are some of the most selfish, arrogant, greedy, manipulative, condemning, judgmental people there are.

Straight is the gate and few there be that find it.

However, you are not like everyone else. You are here today reading these words. YOU MY FRIEND ARE A DISCIPLE OF TRUTH… like me. And like me, you too have SENT AWAY the MULTITUDE and carried the TRUTH (Jesus) in your heart to get to the Other side. And in doing so, you, like me, find many others following along, little as they may be.

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

I have written on the “Other Side” before, if you want use the search bar to get more eye opening info about this parable.

However, I will touch on a couple of symbols that will help before I continue.

I have to remind you that we must take our eyes off a literal man named Jesus for a second.

Look at Jesus the way he described himself to the “disciples”.

He said “I am the way, the Truth, and the Life.”

So, we must look at Jesus as the TRUTH within each of us.

In this particular story the SHIP or VESSEL carrying the TRUTH must then be seen as our soul, our identity.

So when you read about the WAVES beating against the SHIP and the great STORM of wind below… You understand, YOU are the ship that the TRUTH is traveling in… to get you to the OTHER SIDE.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

YES, these are the storms of life that we, each of us, face. And it can be scary when it seems like all hell has broken loose. But when that happens, we REMEMBER just who and what is traveling with us.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

We WAKE IT up… WE CALL UPON IT…WE SCREAM LORD HELP US… Especially if we believe WE WILL PERISH!

And in that moment, when all hope seems lost, the revelation REVIVES and the WIND (troubling thoughts) is rebuked.

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

The other day, I was delivered some news. This news did not sit well with me, as I have never been a big fan of change, ironic as that may seem.

Ignorantly, I allowed a bit of fear to creep into my heart about this situation. And it wasn’t long before that fear turned into an emotional storm within me, a storm with waves of negative thoughts that somehow seemed to predict the worst of future outcomes.

And as I ignorantly followed after the enemies (carnal mind’s) many temptations I too found myself thinking, “doesn’t anyone care that this could ruin everything?”… It was then, the TRUTH woke up inside me… I even laughed, because I realized I WAS being FEARFUL and that I AT THAT MOMENT HAD FORGOTTEN TO HAVE FAITH.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

And just like Jesus who yelled at the storm, “PEACE BE STILL!” … I too literally, audibly, yelled “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” I told myself, OUT LOUD so I could hear it, because FAITH COMES BY HEARING, “PEACE, BE STILL!”

And IN THAT INSTANT… the storm was gone. No more crazy thoughts running wild in my head. No more negative ideas of what might be, or what I might have to do… “Peace be still!” I yelled… I shook it off… and there was CALM.

This works people… It does. The scriptures state…

James 4:7
… Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

If YOU resist the tormenting LIES in your mind… they will leave you!

Just remember my friends, IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE. We are IN the FLESH. We are an infinite projection in a temporal distortion. We are LIGHTS in vast darkness… so it is not always going to be easy. But if we continue to follow after the truth, it will be much more than simply worth it.

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Now here is where the story gets interesting.

5 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

THIS LINE RIGHT HERE is a treasure hiding in plain sight.

By now we know the OTHER SIDE is the ANSWER to our PROBLEM. It is then of no coincidence that when the DISCIPLES OF TRUTH came over to the OTHER SIDE the NAME OF THE COUNTRY was GADARENES, which literally means “the Reward At The End”.

Isn’t that something? When you go to the “Other Side” of a problem you find a REWARD AT THE END. This is true for everything in life.

Now let me tell you what you find on the Other Side… You find many, many, people who are hurting and thinking the wrong way. Possessed by the many lies they hear and say. You find that most people, MANY people, are hurting. Their life is more like death. They are often bound by their many problems.

2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

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Let me explain what an “unclean spirit is” — it is not some spooky monster or Hollywood demon. An un-clean spirit is simply a thought that is not pure. And if it is not pure it is a lie.

Jesus said, “my words are spirit”. Words/Thoughts these are SPIRITS. And today people are possessed by MANY LIES which is why so MANY PEOPLE are crying out this same way.

5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

The STONES are religious laws, condemnation, shame, and judgment.

Deuteronomy 27:8
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

How many of us cut ourselves with the stones of criticism ourselves? MANY people beat themselves up today thinking they aren’t good enough, etc

Ironically, Legion “The Many” want to be saved, this is why they dwell in tombs. Symbolic of religious ideas and traditions.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, (‭Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭29‬ KJV)

The white washed tombs many dwell near and in are the religions of this world. Which is why they can’t comprehend the plain speak of Jesus or Me. This is why they need the parable. They are lost. The MANY see Jesus Far off.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

Notice that those possessed by the lies of this world and religion SEE (perceive) Jesus FAR OFF…

Meaning, MANY Christian’s today believe Jesus is FAR, FAR AWAY and they are waiting for him to come soon.

Worse then this, they believe THEY, and this JESUS, they worship have nothing in common.

Even though Jesus would say, “As I am in this world So Are You” (we are all in the same lot)

And worse than that… is the MANY/Legion believe this very same Jesus only wants to punish. They see the “savior” as a judge who persecutes and tortures not one who heals.

7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

When you come to the OTHER SIDE of your faith and you look around the world you will see MANY people like Legion. For they are MANY. They are living a life of death (ignorance).

The good news is, when the MANY see you… they will WANT to change.

When you show them love instead of condemnation. When you remind them that THEY TOO can get to the other side and find that reward waiting there.

Now not all will want to leave. MANY may want to stay where they are comfortable. That is because lies when cast out of people can still find a home in the swine (unbelievers).

When you cross over the lies that were cast out of you, like eternal torture, a rapture and more, are still welcome elsewhere.

You may find these lies that once possessed us are welcome by the great herd of SWINE (UNBELIEVERS) in the land.

This is the meaning behind the story.

We are not to waste our pearls before swine. Because in the end, it is the only place lies are welcome and the truth is despised.

10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

However, when one SINNER (person who is ignorant) repents (becomes wise) people WILL talk about it. The SHEPHERDS of the SWINE especially.

When someone who is truly out of their mind, who is truly miserable and depressed, addicted, and stressed, finds REST… PEOPLE TAKE NOTICE.

They say to themselves, how is it possible that this person who was so messed up is FINALLY AT PEACE?

14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Well, that is what happens when you get to the Other Side people.

It happened to me. If it hasn’t yet happened to you, be of good cheer because it will.

And trust me, the SHEPHERDS of the SWINE may not like that. Because there you sit, at peace, IN YOUR RIGHT MIND… and you didn’t eat a word of what they were selling. Because only THE TRUTH sets a person free. And that TRUTH is right there in the hinder parts of your vessel (mind/heart) waiting for you to WAKE HIM UP.

Just like I did, the moment the waves beat against my ship. Because of it, I find peace and joy and truth and I find I am finally in my right mind (righteousness). I am LEGION no more. And soon you will find, neither are you.

I love you. I pray this paper encouraged you. I ask you all humbly to please share this material with others. Comment, like, share, and subscribe, this is the only way for me to reach others. I am not a wealthy man in a worldly sense, but what I offer is a treasure indeed and I refuse to sell it. Have the best week ever, I look forward to hearing from you all. Jacob Israel

P.S. remember the re-launch of THE CALLING, the book of Thomas James is fast approaching. It is the novel I was meant to write. 35,000 new words, new chapters, never before scene poetry and insights that will blow your mind.

Finger of God Casts out Demons/Lies

Finger of God Casts out Demons/Lies

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to all of you today to wish you just the merriest, and the most wonderful of Christmases. Of course, I also understand many people of various faiths read Jacobs ladder, and so I wanted to also wish all of you the very best holiday.

I don’t distinguish one religions holiday over other. For they should all be joyous times. And they are all reminders of the place of peace, and praise, that we all can enter into on a regular basis.

That is the Kingdom of God after all. It is Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Powerful love.

And this is why I wanted to take a moment to personally bless all of you and speak my heart to all of you for this Holiday Season.

I sure hope the words of this short video touch your heart, and the following short insights into the Finger Of God and the Kingdom set you free from all the lies you have believed!

Kingdom of God/Casting Out Devils – explained simply.

If you have known me for awhile you know the Kingdom of God and Heaven is not a literal place but a state of mind/being.

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17 KJV)

The Kingdom (reign or rule) of God is not a place of carnal pleasures, but righteousness (proper judgment/sound thought) peace, joy and power.

Now how does one find the Kingdom of God?

One must be enlightened to the truth, and set free from lies they have believed.

The TRUTH sets us free… From lies… Obviously.

Jesus said something interesting once…

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

And what is the FINGER of God, that casts out devils/lies and reveals the Kingdom of God in your life?

The Commands/promises of God were written with God’s FINGER (instruction), Jesus healed the deaf by putting his FINGER in their ear so they could (hear the truth).

A Finger points you in the right direction. Even the carnal use the Finger to teach.

He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; (Proverbs 6:13 KJV)

The FINGER of God points you to the TRUTH, it is instruction, teaching, etc.

How else would you cast out a lie, but by teaching the truth?

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And so … IF YOU cast out demons (lies) with the “finger of God” (teaching of God/love) then the “Kingdom of God” (Right thinking, peace, joy, and powerful love) has come upon you. (Is revealed to you)

In other words, until the truth is taught (finger of God)… you are usually possessed by lies.

But if those lies/demons are cast out with the “finger of god”=teaching of truth then the “Kingdom” has come upon you.

Until that day people still play games like children who believe lies about literal places in the sky.

But if the TRUTH is taught to those possessed by lies (demon possessed) the LIES are cast out (no longer accepted as true) and the Kingdom of God (right thinking, peace, joy, and power) has come (been revealed)

And how does one know who has the Kingdom of God, or who has the truth?

If they teach you and it brings peace, proper judgment, and joy into your life … That’s how!

By their fruit they shall be known.

Proper Judgment, Peace, Joy, and powerful love = The Kingdom of God.

This is why it is revealed without literal observation.

And can only be found within the heart of mankind.

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CUT IT OUT!

CUT IT OUT!

In my latest essay “The Two Witnesses Revealed” I stated ” … within two weeks there will be a partially thwarted terrorist attack at major hub of travel, like Grand Central or Penn Station… an attack that could have been worse…”

This essay, which I shared on Dec 2nd, and the video shared on Dec 3rd, (below) spoke of a partially thwarted terrorist attack on a major hub of travel, like Grand Central which the Tube is… And it COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE… Sadly, a couple of days after posting this I read “A Terrorist attack is thwarted in “London’s Underground” today!”

A man with a machete screaming, “This is for Syria” slashed a man’s throat and went after more. Thankfully he was stopped. This attack could have been so much worse. Women and children and many others could have been killed. I did NOT want to see this. I did NOT want to hear about this. I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD LIKE THIS ANYMORE!

It seems everything I have said would happen soon, has happened, and from a worldly perspective it does not seem to be showing any signs of coming to a peaceful end… Ultimately, it will ALL work together for the good of those that love the Lord, but for right now, the world has become a scary place.

You cannot turn on the news without hearing of terrorist attacks, climate change, riots, shootings, intolerance, or war. Even those who are running for the highest office on our country prove to be hateful, bigoted, greedy, and corrupt to the very core.

This is why I am taking a more proactive role in trying to bring awareness to the NONSENSE that is fueling this scourge in the earth.

Hate, prejudice, fear, lust, greed, and corruption is rampant today… and that is all we seem to be hearing about. And that is NOT a good thing, because instead of people everywhere saying, “WE HAVE TO STOP THIS INSANITY AND COOPERATE”, we see people on all sides applauding attacks oF the other.

Just yesterday, I cannot tell you how many comments from supposed Christians I read, how many hateful posts filled with savagery and venom I read. It literally brought tears to my eyes.

I REALLY had no idea when I warned everyone in July of what the world would soon become. You should go back, to my “warning essay” read it and watch the video and see how very accurate this feeling I had was. It was a sinking feeling in my chest that led me to believe if I didn’t stand up and bring awareness to what might become, all would be lost.

Back then we didn’t hear about WW3, or worry about ISIS at our door and we didn’t think climate change was going to do us all in. People simply weren’t aware of how out of control it has all gotten.

I have many times been accused of spreading fear, and condemned for what I share. I have found that I am constantly trying to open people’s eyes to their own pride and hate, while also showing them there is a better way.

People don’t want to hear about how bad things have gotten, or how much worse they still may get… I understand this.

However, we cannot put our heads in the sand and simply let things get worse.

WE CANNOT GIVE INTO FEAR AND HATE!

We HAVE to rise above the madness we see today and we need to SHOW LOVE more than ever before!

I have said many times, that you cannot overcome hate with hate. It seems like that is the only way of dealing with problems today. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!

I pray, “Lord please open their eyes, and my eyes to a brighter world. Father, help us to forgive, to have compassion, to bring an end to war, famine, and all unrighteousness.”

Jesus did the same. How many times did he CRY, because he only wanted to wake people up to the power of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. They, like those who hate today, put their faith in a corrupt system that is doomed to fail.

Politics will not save us. Religion will not save us. Democracy will not save us. Socialism will not save us. Communism will not save us. ONLY LOVE WILL SAVE US!

Psalm 85:7
Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation.

SALVATION IS HAVING LOVE REVEALED WITH YOU. UNFAILING LOVE. LOVE THAT DRAWS A MULTITUDE TO CHANGE!

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

The PEOPLE have forgotten that we are to LOVE our enemy, do GOOD to those who mistreat us and use us, to OFFER the other cheek, to GIVE more than another wants to take… THIS IS THE ONLY WAY HEAVEN WILL BE REVEALED ON EARTH!

I am fed up with the hateful hearts of those who claim to LOVE. I am fed up with the ignorance of those who claim wisdom. I am fed up with the intolerance of those who preach tolerance. I am fed up with the hypocrisy. I am fed up with the hate. I am fed up with the lack of love I see today.

Those who should be preaching COMPASSION, UNITY, AND LOVE are dividing us further. And this is true for EVERY RELIGION!

They Neither Know the God of Abraham, the Father of Jesus, Brahman, or Allah if they hate their brother or sister!

Today, “so-called good Christians” on the internet have taken to celebrating the defaming, and torching of Mosques.
Today, “so-called” good Jews are celebrating the death of Palestinian attackers.
Today, “so-called” good Muslims have taken to celebrating the terror attacks in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
This says nothing about all the other sects in these religions killing and condemning each other in the name of their “so-called God of War”

And yet these who hate and who kill each other and condemn each other and look down the nose of each know nothing about what their “so-called holy books” have to say about LOVE. Which is the highest spirit, and the one thing all are to strive for.

FAITH has never been about hating others! The only thing these holy books teach about hate, is HATING the IDEA of HATING OTHERS.

Jesus was accused and did not defend himself. Jesus was condemned and did not fight against it. Jesus was beaten and put to death and he only raised his voice to ask for FORGIVENESS… because he understood … as I UNDERSTAND … people today, just like then, KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!

And so I am asking the Lord to help them to see. To guide us into the paths of righteousness. To lead into the land of promise. TO HEAL OUR BROKEN HEARTS, TO TEND TO OUR WOUNDS, AND TO WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS!

I am asking the Lord to wake the people up, to quicken everyone to the SPIRIT OF LOVE within us all.

And I am offering the Lord my life, as a living sacrifice… I do not go to Church, I do not fast, I do not sacrifice or make offerings on an altar, but A BODY I HAVE PREPARED… and of course I pray that these many years a BODY HAVE I PREPARED in all of you.

You can be IN the world but not OF the world.

The word “world” of course is a symbol for the LUSTS within mankind.

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Jesus said when he was taken into custody, that if he were OF THIS WORLD an army would FIGHT FOR HIM… Because that is how things are handled in THIS WORLD!!!! But Jesus is NOT of this world, and neither are we.

We DO NOT have to be part of the problem, we can be the SOLUTION. We do not have to be infected with the disease of hate, we can be the CURE!

Those who hate, those who refuse to offer the other cheek, those who refuse to love and have compassion for the downtrodden and displaced, those who have decided every Muslim, Christian and Jew is their enemy, have never known the True God, regardless of what name the TRUE GOD which is LOVE is called.

PEOPLE TODAY NEED TO CUT IT OUT! This is a message that I hope spreads like wild-fire…. WE ALL NEED TO CUT IT OUT!

If you don’t do unto others as you want done unto yourself, YOU ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS, I don’t care what your religion tells you.

Because the “Creator of all” is telling “us all” to CUT IT OUT and LOVE!

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Two Witnesses Revealed

TWO WITNESSES
“Two Witnesses Revealed”

The revelation I just received about the TWO WITNESSES is revolutionary. This short essay will not only decisively prove, and clearly explain who the TWO WITNESSES are, which has never truly been done before this point, and most certainly NEVER REVEALED TO BE what you will soon understand the TWO WITNESSES to be.

This is quiet exciting. This whole week, the “Witnesses” of the Book of Revelation, and more, have been haunting me. I even used a passage about being sent to “measure the Temple and Altar”, ignoring the outer court, with a REED in the YouTube video I shared below. Which is not only a life changing bit of advice, but the only wisdom that will deliver you from the hard times ahead of us all… You can view that video after finishing this short paper,which by the way will also declare that the TWO WITNESSES ARE HERE right now! You and I are PROOF of this.

And soon you will agree.

For many years, the two witnesses of revelation were portrayed as men that walked around shooting fire from their mouths. They were said to be TWO LITERAL MEN like Elijah or Moses. But this never sat right with me. There was part of me that always believed the TWO WITNESSES were sooooo much more. However, before today I had no idea how incredibly remarkable the revelation of who they truly are really is.

Let us start simple. Let us see who scripture declares these “TWO WITNESSES” to be. Let’s take these a couple of LINES at a time.

Revelation 11
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two OLIVE TREES, and the two CANDLE STICKS standing before the God of the earth.

First of all, what is a WITNESS? Well, think in legal terms. A Witness is someone who has “witnessed something”, “understands something that others do not”,”saw something others have not seen”,”heard something that others have not heard”. A WITNESS is then brought before the Judge and Jury and COURT ROOM and EXPLAINS TO EVERYONE what they saw, heard, understood, and know to be true (so help them God).

And who is called to be a WITNESS in the world?

Isaiah 43:12
I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore YOU are my WITNESSES, saith the Lord, that I am God.

Well according to Isaiah, the WITNESSES of God, are those who KNOW of NO STRANGE GOD among them.

But, let us take this chapter in context. WHO was God speaking to? Who did God literally call his WITNESSES? – NOTICE it is a PLURAL WORD (witnesses) – MEANING TWO — Two witnesses NOT ONE.

Ironically, (because I am Jacob Israel literally) God was speaking to JACOB in scripture.

Isaiah 43
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O JACOB, and he that formed thee, O ISRAEL, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Literally, according to scripture JACOB – ISRAEL – these are the TWO WITNESSES of scripture.

But how can this be? You will say. For there is ONLY ONE Jacob, who became ISRAEL. We understand, when looking deeper that Jacob is the first man, and Israel is the last man. Much like Adam is the first and Jesus is the last Adam. We understand by these stories that there are TWO IN ONE BED. One is taken AND one is left. – the first IGNORANT MAN (who you think you are) and the last Man (who God declares you to be) – Howbeit, the FIRST MAN is earthy (ignorant) while the LAST MAN is from HEAVEN ABOVE. THESE are the TWO MEN we read about in Revelation if truth be told. But most aren’t ready to understand this. And so, the man JACOB ISRAEL became an allegory for everyone to learn from. It is a picture of ALL OF GOD’S CREATION. His first and last born if you will.

Hosea 11:1
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my SON out of Egypt.

Here we see JACOB ISRAEL is quite clearly called God’s SON. But it was the people of Israel that were called out of Egypt. And guess what? Those are Jacob Israel as well. This is why, I was given this pen name. Why I was inspired to use the last name Israel, and chose to be called Jacob.

Isaiah 44:5
One shall say, I am the Lord’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel
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The name JACOB ISRAEL is a symbol… It is a WITNESS for everyone. In these two names Jacob and Israel, we see the story of a changed life. The man who wrestled with God (1 witness) and with man (2nd witness) and who finally overcome.

So, am I saying I am ONE OF THE TWO WITNESSES? No, I am not saying that, not ONE of two at least.

I am saying ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN ARE THE TWO WITNESSES THEMSELVES. Just as JACOB ISRAEL (one man) was called WITNESSES in Isaiah.

Stay with me, it will all soon become clear.

I am not just ONE WITNESS… Today, I understand I am “TWO”. The FIRST MAN and the LAST MAN. The EARTH MAN and the SPIRIT MAN.

These are the TWO WITNESSES. A witness in the physical plane, the carnal plane, and a witness in the spiritual plain. One witness in the earth and one in HEAVEN above.

Because in the mouth of TWO WITNESSES everything is established.

You will say, “Jacob, you are ONE man. How can you be the two witnesses? How can I be?”

Well, look at what Jesus said about himself.

John 8:16-18
16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of TWO WITNESSES is true. 18 I am ONE who testifies for myself; my OTHER witness is the Father, who sent me.”

(TWO WITNESSES right there)

Can you see?

This is why Jesus said, I am IN the Father and the Father is IN me. TWO IN ONE. The TWO SHALL BECOME ONE. CHRIST IN YOU! This is the hope of glory. The TWO WITNESSES becoming one in the land, walking hand in hand, saying only what the father says, doing only what the Father inspires, and TELLING THE WORLD what has been witnessed, so they too will turn from their ways.

I AM THE TWO WITNESSES of SCRIPTURE, AND SO ARE YOU!

But wait there is more.

The Two Witness shall PROPHESY — not what does that mean?

Well according to scripture, PROPHECY IS…

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old-time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

the TWO WITNESSES will be as lights to those in darkness. They will be given revelation and inspiration and they will be MOVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Much the way I am. For a long time now, I have declared that God is INSPIRATION and I can only share as I am inspired to share. This is why I know now that those things that I say and declare are not just possibilities, they are absolutes, for just like me, if you are the TWO WITNESSES whatever you bind in heaven will be bound in earth, and loosed as well.

5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Now, this passage is not just humbling it can become down right frightening if you believe that these TWO WITNESSES literally have the power to bring any plague to the earth as often as they will, to prove to a sickened, and blind, lost world, that there is more to the Father then they have been told.

These TWO WITNESSES were given the power to shut up the heavens and create all sorts of devastation on the earth. Well, if this be the end times (the end of the corrupt worldly system) then these two witnesses should begin to revealed to the world. Soon, THESE TWO WITNESSES would be known by almost everyone in the world because of the things they say, and the declarations “they” make that convicts the world of it’s truly wicked ways.

It would be like this…

Let’s pretend for a moment that I AM the Two Witnesses (as you also are but don’t yet believe)… If the story is primarily literal. Than I could say, within two weeks there will be a partially thwarted terrorist attack in the east coast, that could have been much worse… I could be as specific as to say it will happen near one of our major hubs of travel, like Grand Central or Penn Station… If it were meant to be taken literally I could say, there will be a massive earthquake in the south that will leave millions without power if the world does not humble themselves and follow after peace… If this were literally true, than I could say all of that, document it, prove that I declared such and IT WOULD HAPPEN! (This is the way we sort of believe these Witnesses work right?)

I know what you are saying… “well Jacob, you sort of have been doing just that since July, and all of it has been coming to pass as you said.” — To that I reply, I have thought the same thing, but honestly, who am I to say that I KNOW THE WAY OF GOD… I only share what I feel inspired to share. I only put my faith in the words given to me to share. I pray that I have the truth and only the truth, that I be used for God’s will and that I follow after peace and love instead of greed and wickedness. I am only a servant, just like you… So, even though I could make those claims and they would literally come true, IF THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS ALONE, but I believe there is more to learn.

My friends, this story is on TWO LEVELS for there are TWO WITNESSES… and the SPIRITUAL is what we must CONCERN ourselves with.

For example, it will not be LITERAL FIRE that comes out of the WITNESSES MOUTH… if will be a purifying word of truth/fire.

The FIRE that comes from their mouth is not LITERAL FIRE… these are WORDS, that when HEARD will burn away any lie that resides in their enemy’s heart. These WITNESSES in effect, can kill off the carnal nature of man, simply by telling their enemies the truth. Much like how Jesus cast out the devils. Their words will be as fire. Remember, CHRIST BAPTIZED with FIRE… he never used water, SIMPLY HIS WORDS.

Jeremiah 5:14
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

The WORD is TRUTH in their MOUTH.. and this is “FIRE”… which is why Jeremiah compared the people to WOOD in the above passage.

Our (two witnesses) words are going to burn the lies people have believed away… FOR WE ARE THE TWO WITNESSES. Me and You.

If you don’t yet believe me, let me offer you more.

These TWO WITNESSES are God’s servants. AND SO ARE THE DISCIPLES.

Acts 26:16
I have appeared to you to appoint YOU as a SERVANT and as a WITNESS of what you have seen and will see of me.

I am the SERVANT and the WITNESS. You are the SERVANT and the WITNESS.

The TWO WITNESSES are not two literal men… Just as they are not TWO literal CANDLESTICKS/LAMPSTANDS

Matthew 5:15
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house
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I am, you are, the LAMP STAND AND CANDLESTICK!

Notice, the beautiful description of what it was like for Zacheriah to understand what the LAMPSTAND AND OLIVE TREES (two witnesses) were. Like a man waking from a dream.

Zechariah 4:1-3
Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. 2 He asked me, “What do you see?”
I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. 3 Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”

What is this describing, besides the TEMPLE OF GOD – which is what WE ARE!

1 Kings 6:32-34
32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall.

NOTICE the DOORS of the TEMPLE are made of TWO OLIVE trees… You ever wonder why? the OLIVE is a great allegory for the EYE of man (they even sort of look like an eye). If the DOORS to the TEMPLE are OLIVE TREES and the DOORS to our SOUL are our EYES, and EYES are a symbol of WISDOM AND “SEEING THE TRUTH”. It becomes easy to know why the OLIVE TREE was so often used to describe the TWO WITNESSES. As well as all of JACOB/ISRAEL (God’s elect according to grace lest any man should boast)

Psalm 52:8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever

But if that isn’t enough scripture to prove that JACOB/ISRAEL – God’s Children – are the OLIVE TREES… Then take it up with Paul, who very clearly calls Israel the OLIVE TREE… both Natural Branches and Wild Branches which were grafted in.

Romans 11
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the OLIVE TREE; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee
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It should be clear that the OLIVE TREE is Me and You as well.

Now, let us put it all together.

WHO ARE THE TWO WITNESSES OF GOD according to scripture?

1) Jacob/Israel (WITNESSES) – I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore YOU are my WITNESSES, saith the Lord, that I am God. Isaiah 43:12

2) Jacob/Israel (WITNESSES) = God’s People delivered from Egypt. When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my SON out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1

3) The TWO WITNESSES are the OLIVE TREES and CANDLESTICKS — Me and You.

4) The TWO WITNESSES are not two literal people at all. But TWO WITNESSES in the world… one a natural/earthen witness and one a spiritual. Just as Jesus said… John 8:16-18 – 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of TWO WITNESSES is true. 18 I am ONE who testifies for myself; my OTHER witness is the Father, who sent me.”

I and YOU are the TWO WITNESSES of Revelation. And today is our revealing to the world. We have been given POWER and we shall PROPHECY a thousand two hundred and three score days. And why is this AMOUNT of TIME important… because 1260 days is also mentioned as the time of the woman fleeing into the wilderness. That’s right, this is where is gets freaky… THIS IS THE DAY WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW! It is the day I wrote about back in July and I believe it is happening right now. A great time of trouble, while the CHILD OF PROMISE is still in the womb, the birth pangs getting closer and closer together.

Revelation 12 – The Woman and the Dragon
12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

This is also the time Michael and his army begins its great war with the Dragon… whatever is bound in heaven is bound in earth indeed, and whatever loosed in heaven loosed in the earth.

1260 days — this will be the length of the Two Witnesses prophecy in the earth. 42 months. 3.5 years. Ironically, the exact amount of time of Jesus’ ministry.

One last scripture before closing this essay and asking you to not only watch my video posted below for a very important message, but please do subscribe, comment, share, let people know about what you have learned here… DON’T HIDE YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL… YOU ARE A CANDLESTICK that needs to SHINE for all to see.

WHO ARE THE WITNESSES? — I am and You are! So let’s prophecy together until that CHILD IS BORN! To some the words you receive may seem foreign, but as you know (if you read my article on speaking in tongues)

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

I love you all! Don’t forget to subscribe, just click to the link on the right (email address), and thank you for any and all support. Jacob