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”
“The Lamb’s Book of Life Revealed”
Last night after talking with my good friend Dean I asked him to do what we do sometimes just to see what comes out of it. Some people call it Bible Roulette, I call it good old fashion bible fun. You basically have your friend flip through the scriptures and when you feel it, you say stop. Whatever page they open to, you then pick one of the four columns, and give a number, and you come up with a single passage.
Now I have found that when I do this, sometimes I learn great things, other times I learn nothing at all. Yesterday was the former. The verse Dean opened up to was…
Rev 4:10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne,
At first glance, you’d be like… “What the heck does this tell us?” – But it actually tells us a lot, and will start us off on a treasure hunt into the mystery of scripture.
Let’s first establish some things, how I go about understanding scripture is as follows. (Many times people ask me, “where do you come up with this stuff?”, so I figured now would be a good time to share that with you, and hopefully open your eyes to a new way of exploring the scriptures!)
First I take the words found in the verses of scripture, and then I use the rest of the canon of scripture to back up what I believe a verse means. I used a simple bible search engine, to look these things up. For example if a certain verse contains the word “thorns” in it, I would then read everything in scripture that mentions thorns, and very quickly I find the meaning of what the “thorns” are. In the case it is simple, Jesus clearly tell the disciples the thorns are the “cares of the world, and deceitfulness of riches”… Now, I also use science, and some other things the internet drums up to define my findings (revelations = Things revealed = understood now but once a mystery).
Now this is how it starts. I read a certain verse, and then WHAMO! Something hit me, like a light going off in my head. So I get this inspiration that a certain verse may mean something. But I can’t now go and share that, I must have some “witness” of it. Because “in the mouth of two of three witnesses the truth is established”… Meaning if what I believe in my heart is REALLY TRUE, there will be proof of it. So I begin to dig. I go to bible search engine and read all I can, then I go to the Strong’s if needed to find out what certain words literally mean. Then eventually that inspiration that hit me, and revealed to me what certain passages mean, like “Lightning from heaven”, well now I have more than just what I believe, “This is what that MUST mean.”
In order to get some confirmation and not just rely on an idea that popped into your head, we have to go and find a witness of that “new understanding” in scripture, science, etc. As we can’t just say something means something because we “feel” it does, as anyone proving a theory we must find data to back it up.
Now you may not realize this but you do this frequently when reading the scriptures. We all have the greatest teacher there is within. (The SPIRIT OF GOD which is within you)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost… shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you
So when reading certain passages, something inside of us, will go, “Hey I KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!” You won’t know why you know these things, but, you feel it, you think, THAT IS WHAT IT MUST MEAN!
Then if you go off and look for proof that your “Revelation” was in fact correct, you find that it was and it feels like you found a hidden treasure. And that is EXACTLY what the word (truth) of God is, a HIDDEN TREASURE inside this, our earthen vessels (egos).
So when looking at that scripture we flipped to, I use this method.
I’m going to prove to you right now, everyone has the gift of revelation, SO LONG AS YOU FREE YOURSELF FROM YOUR RELIGIOUS MIND! You have to let go of everything people have taught you, and allow the Creative Spirit of God within to teach you.
So let’s look at that passage again: This time with new eyes.
Rev 4:10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Okay, now I want you to have your own revelations. Let’s take it a word at a time. Now don’t think, just read the words I write and then pay attention to the FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND… And then we’ll see if that is what it is, by searching the scriptures for a “witness” of it.
Let’s start with the word “THRONE”… Where is the Throne of God? — FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND, not what people have taught you, where do you think God’s throne is? REALLY!
Okay, if you said, OUR HEART or OUR MIND, you JUST HAD REVELATION! Or you already had this revelation before reading this paper. Now if you said a Golden seat in a place called heaven far away, you did NOT have revelation, but you simply regurgitated what religion has told you. What I am attempting to do with this paper is to help people to see they don’t need man to teach them, the greatest teacher is within.
SO, is the throne of God, our Mind and Heart? Let’s see, by doing a simply internet biblegateway.com search of the word THRONE and reading everything we can about the word, to find where the throne is, and what it is.
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
Okay the first thing that stands out, is this scripture. God is IN his TEMPLE. And his THRONE is in Heaven. It should be obvious, the THRONE OF GOD is WITHIN US… As we are the TEMPLE.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you
So we know the THRONE is not some far away place, but within us! Now let’s narrow it down to where.
But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment
The THRONE of God is prepared for Judgment. Another clue.
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face
So we see Justice and Judgment are found at God’s throne. I think it’s safe to say, the place within us that Judgment resides is not the liver or kidneys. I would deduce, that the THRONE of God must be the MIND. Well if that is true, than we must see how important the MIND is to God.
1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
It should be pretty safe to say, the THRONE of God is the Mind, where Judgment takes place. Of course we are talking about YOUR MIND, YOUR THOUGHTS! Not some far away kingdom in the sky. God is sitting on the THRONE OF YOUR MIND.
And that is how I interpret scriptures. It starts with a simple feeling, or an idea within, and then I seek it out to see if what I am “feeling/revelation” is true.
Now over the years, I have learned to look at scripture as symbols, and certain words have meaning to me. For example when Dean read that passage over the phone, he was saying one thing, and I was SEEING something completely different. I’d like to share that with you now.
Rev 4:10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
So there are 24 Elders that have CROWNS… I know that a CROWN represents AUTHORITY/RULE. So these 24 Elders had to basically submit their AUTHORITY and RULE to the ONE THAT SITS ON THE THRONE. Since I know the THRONE OF GOD is the MIND, really I should say the physical Brain, Then I think to myself, there must be a physical representation of these 24 Elders that surround the THRONE (BRAIN).
Now for this, I go to another site. To study the brain, and as it turns out, (as you may have read in other articles I have written) there are 12 pairs of Cranial nerves that surround the Brain. 24 in total. And these 24 Cranial Nerves, MUST serve completely, and carry out whatever comes out of the THRONE.
Here is a good explanation of what the cranial nerves do:
The cranial nerves appear in pairs at the bottom surface of the brain. Their functions vary, but main functions include muscle control, helping the brain interpret the five senses, and controlling glands in the human body. Each cranial nerve pair controls specific functions of the human body
It’s interesting that the very thing that keep us in the bondage of this world is the TEMPORAL WORLD, and those FIVE SENSES. So we see in revelation, these Elders must be put in subjection to the one on the throne. In other words, the flesh body is completely put in subjection to the thoughts of God.
Cool right? Sure, but that is not what this paper is about. It is about the LAMB that takes the BOOK OF LIFE, and exactly what is found in this book, and what that means to us. I wanted to first establish, how you yourself can rightly divide the scriptures, and allow the spirit of Truth within you to lead you. Then i wanted to establish just where all of this Revelation John is having is taking place… It is ALL taking place in the mind.
So let’s move on, shall we?
11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
This is the very next line. The 24 elders are stating that the ONE that SITS ON THE THRONE has CREATED ALL THINGS… But here is the important part, everything was created for THE ONE on the THRONE’S PLEASURE! In other words, everything that is, has been created by the SPIRIT OF LIFE running the show you call your life. WITHIN YOU! And everything that is happening, is happening according to a great plan, and it is for the PLEASURE of the ONE SITTING ON THE THRONE.
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Now, his good pleasure according to scripture is to GATHER ALL THINGS INTO CHRIST, meaning there only is CHRIST. Now this is the WILL of the ONE who sits on the throne, and it was purposed in HIMSELF, WHICH IS IN YOU! (If you can grasp that, you seriously have a gift)
Next line starts Rev 5
1And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Notice in the RIGHT HAND is where the BOOK is. The book can only be found in the right hand.
A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left
The “BOOK” is found as wisdom. And we know WISDOM is a TREE OF LIFE.
Many overlook an important detail here, the book was WRITTEN WITHIN, and on the backside (the completion of the book (the end)) sealed with seven seals. What that means is the END is SEALED UP, and it is impossible for any to find out the END, until the seven seals are broken.
First the question is, are these SEALS LITERAL? The answer should be obvious, NO! Since this is all taking place in our Mind, the SEALS are not literal seals, but they are thoughts that we cannot access, we cannot understand the end of the Book, because it is sealed. Meaning WE DON’T UNDERSTAND IT, that’s all.
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
It’s all about understanding. We cannot understand this BOOK, because we have been blinded to its meaning.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
We were made subject to vanity. The One sitting on the throne (some great minds call this the “Ghost in the Machine” – I call it the Holy Ghost in my Mind 🙂 But we now know, this has nothing to do with literal seals, but spiritual blocks put in place to keep us from understanding the END OF THE BOOK OF LIFE.
So what are these SEVEN SEALS that have to be broken? Is it more than the symbolism we find when each seal is broken? Well of course, the answer is yes. And I think it is no coincidence that I just wrote a paper about the SEVENTH DAY! You have never heard that the SEALS were literal days, and they aren’t, they are spiritual days/ages/periods of time that have been PURPOSED and when the time is right, one by one these days will begin and end.
Now where do I get that the SEVEN SEALS are the SEVEN DAYS of creation where God finally rests? The answer is within, not the trick is to find a witness of that in scripture.
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end
But there is more. The BOOK that is SEALED is found in the RIGHT HAND, and it is SEALED. And who sits at the RIGHT HAND of the Father, Christ (The POWER AND WISDOM) of God. Now wouldn’t it be something if THE BOOK that is SEALED contains the Wisdom of God? – well it does.
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Here we see the SON OF MAN is what God has sealed. And what is SEALED within us, is GOD’S TRUTH, POWER, WISDOM, BLESSING, AND MORE… which you will soon find out.
So the BOOK that is SEALED, that we cannot understand, is our TRUE LIFE/ the Book of Life! Found in God’s right hand!
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself
The SON OF MAN is upon the One on the Throne RIGHT HAND! And it is SEALED UP, in other words people, our lives are in God’s HANDS! And we cannot know the TRUTH of who we are until the SEALS ARE BROKEN! And to break these seals first the Book (that was written within you) must be taken from the RIGHT HAND of the ONE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE. And the problem here, is NO CARNAL MAN is worthy to take the book and open it.
2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
Now many read this and say, JESUS! And that is correct. BUT! If all things are gathered into ONE, is there any division? The question becomes who is this Lamb slain? IN 1st John we are told that “as He is so are we”, Jesus states, “greater things than these shall you do”, Jesus there is none good but the Father. But is Jesus the only Lamb Slain? If we are all ONE IN CHRIST, and scripture states we are crucified with Christ, that we partake of his suffering, in fact we are ONE, AS HE IS SO ARE WE? So in this account, we find the only ONE worthy to open the BOOK appears as A LAMB slain, which also has the SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD.
Well you don’t have to go far to find may passages where prophets are also considered a Lamb slain, or led to slaughter, in fact Jesus said, we are sent out as LAMBS among wolves.
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered
For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves
We see that only a broken, and slain Lamb, having SEVEN HORNS (THE SEVEN SPIRITS of God) can take the book and open it, to find the truth of who they are and the truth of all things. It is the Book of Life after all, found within us, written within us, and opened WITHIN US PEOPLE! — This is a fact many forget! If it all takes place within, that Book is taken within and opened within.
So the LAMB slain is a symbol of what we must become to finally open this book and understand the meaning of our existence. Now first of all, a Lamb slain has no choice, it is LED TO SLAUGHTER. So there is no carnal self effort, this is all part of the script. But for a clearer understanding let’s find out what the seven spirits are, and more of the puzzle unravels.
In Isaiah we find the seven spirits that are on this root of david.
1And a rod hath come out from the stock of Jesse, And a branch from his roots is fruitful.
2Rested on him hath the Spirit of Jehovah, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and fear of Jehovah. 3To refresh him in the fear of Jehovah, And by the sight of his eyes he judgeth not, Nor by the hearing of his ears decideth.
The seven spirits are the Spirit of God, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, Fear… Now the key is the next line, which states — That the one who these SEVEN SPIRITS rest on, they will NO LONGER JUDGE BY LITERAL SIGHT OR HEARING… We will no longer rely on our temporal sensual understanding. Which makes sense, seeing as the 24 Elders (representing the Cranial nerves) are put under the power of the ONE ON THE THRONE. So of course, the LAMB will not judge the outward, but the inward.
When we have these SPIRITS resting on us, when we too have been through hell and back, as a LAMB SLAIN then, and ONLY THEN, will we be worthy to TAKE THAT BOOK from the ONE ON THE THRONE, and OPEN IT! WE MUST DIE TO WHO WE THINK WE ARE! TO FIND OUT WHO WE TRULY ARE IN GOD!
9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
NOTICE the key words here, EVERY KINDRED, TONGUE, PEOPLE, NATION – this work is DONE WITHIN EVERYONE! And it is being done as I type this, we are all on our journey, one that has been written within us. And to open this book, As Jesus did, we too, must die to who we think we are.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
Now the SON OF GOD (which is ONE) DIED so we could live. Now we must die, so the SON OF GOD lives. In other words, playtime is over, it’s time to let go of everything we believe ourselves to be in this world. It is time to lay down our life in this world, take hold of this BOOK and find what is within it. And when you do, you will find, that what is WRITTEN in this book, and what you RECEIVE when you finally overcome and are worthy to take hold of this BOOK (which is your TRUE LIFE) YOU WILL RECEIVE
12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
What did the Lamb receive (the Book) what did the Lamb receive (POWER, RICHES, WISDOM, STRENGTH, WISDOM, HONOUR, AND GLORY) – Now count those up… SEVEN things that were SEALED, no released. If you can receive this, that is awesome… The Lamb takes the book and receives (POWER, RICHES, WISDOM, STRENGTH, WISDOM, HONOUR, AND GLORY)
Now, as I conclude this essay I want you to consider something.
Anyone whose NAME (which literally translates into nature) is NOT written in the LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE is destroyed. So in the end all that remains for us, is what the LAMB RECIEVED (POWER, RICHES, WISDOM, STRENGTH, WISDOM, HONOUR, AND GLORY).
With each seal that is broken we come closer to the knowing the end from the beginning. With each seal that is broken we find the truth of our very existence, and as I stated and clearly proved with scripture this ALL TAKES PLACE WITHIN US! So that’s the good news, our sufferings will eventually lead us to being able to take hold of the BOOK OF LIFE and being worthy to recieve its contents… (POWER, RICHES, WISDOM, STRENGTH, UNDERSTANDING, HONOUR, AND GLORY) – Because at that point, we will use them RIGHTEOUSLY!
Of course, I could be completely wrong in everything I have written. It’s not my job to convince anyone anything, but it is my privilege to hopefully inspire all of you to seek the truth by going to THE ONE SITTING ON THE THRONE of your HEART/MIND/TEMPLE! Peace
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There are many mysteries in scripture, but truly, the greatest of all mysteries, is the Mystery of who we are, and who God is.
So what do you say Nancy Drew, shall we proceed and see if yet another mystery reveals itself before our eyes?
Let’s have a little fun first. Let me set the stage if you will. And no, this is not from my book, just something to demonstrate what is going on in many religious buildings today.
The Great Mistake
“GLORY TO GOD!” The preacher shouts.
My question… “Does he, or any other religious leader, have ANY IDEA, at all, what that means?”
My answer… “NOPE!”
Picture the service, the music swells, the lights dim… The religious leader takes microphone in hand. After 30 minutes of inspiring music, song, singing and dance, the “atmosphere for worship” is ready. In other words the audience is ripe for picking. The stage has been set, as they say. Everyone is FEELING good. The question remains, are they FEELING GOD?
The Big name Religious leader parades to the altar. His words are powerful and sharp. A great showman for sure. The smoke machines (hidden out of sight) release their contents over the emotional crowd.
“I feel the presence of God,” he says with a smile. (As if God just showed up. As if we don’t ALL have our existence in HIM, through HIM, by HIM, for HIM)
“Ohhhhhh, The Glory. Do you feel it Church? The GLORY OF GOD is here! Do you feel it?… It’s thick in the air.” The religious leader screams, wiping spit away from the corners of his mouth as he speaks. He is salivating over the offering and altar call to come. “This crowd is a keeper” he thinks.
The overwhelmed emotional church shouts, “Praise God” and they notice the smoke descending from the smoke machine above as if it is the Holy Spirit itself.
THEY WOKE UP
Because the GLORY OF GOD is WITHIN and not WITHOUT. And when the GLORY OF GOD fills the temple (when the TRUTH fills our being) the “wicked” (ignorant) generation will be released from the jaws of these scorpions whose sting is in their TALES!
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men
Oh, please “Church” don’t tell me you believe there will be some scorpion monster climbing out of some bottomless pit sent to TORMENT MEN.
A bottomless pit, has no foundation – The only foundation is CHRIST. So whatever crawls out of this pit is not rooted in the TRUTH of God.
John used symbolism of a scorpion here to picture Religious knuckleheads like the one I pictured above, keeping their blind flock in shackles (unequally yolked)
Did you notice the word TAIL! In the TAIL is the STING (The STING OF DEATH is SIN), THE LIES are the POISON released into the prey of these scorpions and it kills (make carnal and ignorant).
What an allegory this is for the LIES OF RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN, the STING OF DEATH is the SIN (error) they teach and help others to continue to walk in. Their TAIL is actually the TALES (Lies, false stories) they TELL about God. And many do this for profit. They look at the size and bank account of their church as evidence that God is blessing them, forgetting that HELL GETS LARGER BY THE MINUTE and that FEW ENTER IN SUCH REST in this age.
Before we get into this GLORY of GOD study, let me first point out what the TAIL of the scorpion that stings really is, and where it really comes from, so you can stop telling your kids about some spooky monsters that God is going to unleash on the Earth to torment us. It is Man’s Religion which has done more torment to mankind then anything else. The SCORPIONS of the world are FALSE PROFITS (Spelling mistake on purpose)
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
Notice the PROPHET that teaches LIES is the TAIL… The LIES or TALES, is the STING. The False Prophet is what the scorpion represents. Now, watch out for these little buggers. Shake out your shoes when you know they are near, because THEY LOVE TO GET INTO YOUR WALK and STING YOU WHERE YOU STEP and STAND!
But let’s get into the REAL MEANING of the GLORY OF GOD, already… I mean really Jacob, can you stick on one topic and write one article that doesn’t take up seven to ten pages….
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
This mystery has been hid from the eyes (understanding) of many, for many, many, years. But, NOW is being revealed to those CHOSEN firststripe or remnant, or whatever you want to call those who have begun to understand. And if they are anything like me, their life has been a hard one. A humbling existence for sure. For the PROUD GOD RESISTS, but the humble he embraces.
The question is, how do we present some of the things we have begun to realize as true without worrying about consequences? Or having family members and friends calling you crazy or cult leaders or a bunch of other knuckle head comments that hurt your heart and make you want to go to the gym and hit the heavy bag an extra hour or two … Or is that just me?
Well the answer is when it is TIME, it is TIME, and you will simply share what you believe God has given you to share and today it is about showing all of you WHAT THE GLORY OF GOD IS.
It really is simple… So I will put it simply…. “It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing” (Prov 25)
See you next time folks! LOL… Of course I will go into more detail. But really that is all we need to know. The GLORY OF GOD is the HIDDEN truth within us (Christ) – The hidden REVELATION of who we are. But don’t take my word for it, I’m a meathead like everyone else. I know in part that’s all.
1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
This article is about the GLORY OF GOD. And no, the GLORY does not present itself as something thick or oily in the air. It doesn’t look like smoke or fog, and NO you can’t FEEL the glory of God. Because the GLORY OF GOD is a MYSTERY that is to be understood.
The GLORY OF GOD is the REVEALING of his GOD’S CONCEALED TRUTH in US.
It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing after all. (Prov 25)
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Here is QUICK revelation for ya! If the GLORY OF GOD is to hide something, cover something, conceal something… And Christ is the TRUTH/WISDOM which COMES in the GLORY OF GOD. —- It stands to reason = The TRUTH reveals the MYSTERY of ITSELF (Christ comes in the Glory of God).
You see, the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is Hidden from man’s carnal understanding. Once we started eating from that TREE in the Middle of our Garden called the Nervous system, once we started putting faith in ourselves and senses, and everything outside of us, the TRUTH of who we ARE was hidden from our sight (understanding).
The good news is we will all wake up from our carnal stupidity.
1 Corinthians 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
And no, this has nothing to do with being poofed away in some hundred year old teaching created by some ignorant, indecisive Jesuit priests called the Rapture, Preterism, or Futurism… It has everything to do with being changed from the LIKENESS OF A CORRUPTIBLE MAN, into the IMAGE OF GOD.
1 Corinthians 15:42
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
In ADAM (Carnal mindset) we all die – In Christ (Enlightened understanding) we live. The incorruptible takes the place of the corruptible (sinful, ignorant)
And I know what you’re saying, JACOB that is talking about when we literally physically RISE from our literal death…. Well, I don’t personally believe that at all. I know the Flesh profits nothing, but hey, each to his own.
Don’t fault me for believing the RESURRECTION from “the dead” (plural form) takes place WITHIN US. That CHRIST rises out of our IGNORANCE and REBELLION. And I won’t fault you for being tricked into waiting for some Savior that has yet to come.
BTW, it’s no coincidence, the name MARY in Greek, means REBELLION. You see, Salvation is birthed out of our IGNORANCE AND DEATH (CARNALITY)
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
NOW THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS! The Gospel if you will. We shall all be RISEN with Christ and come to the stature of the perfect man. ALL WILL BE SAVED – ALL WILL WAKE UP!
But I digress, this above scripture has nothing to do with physically rising from the physical ground, as Jesus said…
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
YOU SEE? If you believe the TRUTH, even though you were DEAD (IGNORANT IN ADAM) you shall live (become ENLIGHTENED)
People, if this had anything to do with literal death, COULD YOU BELIEVE if you were six feet under? HELLO? Is this thing on?
Seriously, lets’ put on our big brain for a moment, DEATH IS AN ALLEGORY!
And the RESURRECTION from this DEATH comes in the GLORY OF GOD! (understanding the mystery of who we are)
Now, to understand this we have to first understand that the carnal man cannot understand spiritual things. The TRUTH of God MUST be revealed to the INNER MAN.
(Like Lightning from heaven = Enlightening from Christ within)
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Many Religious preachers have gone on and on about the “Glory” and how it filled their man made temples, churches, etc… But the GLORY OF GOD is the MYSTERY – It is the PARABLE, the ALLEGORY. Which cannot be interpreted my MANKIND, but can ONLY be revealed by GOD’S SPIRIT of TRUTH (Holy spirit – Highest TRUTH/THOUGHT OF GOD)
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
This above passage makes it so clear. Light (Truth) Darkness (Ignorance/lies) – God commands the TRUTH to be revealed in MANKIND. He gives the REVELATION of The KNOWLEDGE of the MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM (glory of God) when we come to the full revelation of CHRIST IN US. = That we are ONE, God’s son.
After all God only has ONE CHILD (ISRAEL)
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
ADAM (MANKIND IGNORANT) – CHRIST (MANKIND ONE WITH GOD AND ENLIGHTENED)
God calls US out of our IGNORANCE (EGYPT)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
We have all been ignorant of the TRUTH. We have all missed the MARK and have NOT grasped the full revelation of who we are in Christ.
However, this was part of the plan. A seed must die to produce many others when it resurrects back to life to produce many more seeds.
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Like the Blind Man outside the Temple, and like Lazarus, these are allegories of us… And it is this SICKNESS of IGNORANCE that has come upon all men. – Lazarus in Greek means “Whom God Helps”
And God is MANKINDS HELPER
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
God helps us all… Lazarus another great parable of mankind being risen from their carnal state, and coming out of their TOMBS. (CARNAL NATURE) And it is so the GLORY OF GOD (Mystery of the Kingdom of God – Which IS Christ in YOU) might be glorified.
In other words, we are BLIND (IGNORANT) to the TRUTH of God but when we UNDERSTAND (SEE) The TRUTH is revealed and God (the TRUTH/SPIRIT OF LIFE) is revealed to all through us (as SONS AND DAUGHTERS of God)
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
If we BELIEVE the TRUTH we will understand the mystery of CHRIST IN US which is the Mystery of who WE ARE. When we understand we are GOD’S CHILD that DIED (became Ignorant and was Crucified with Christ) and when the HEAVENS (HIGHER UNDERSTANDING) open up to us and we Hear (Comprehend) that we are GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN CHILD IN CHRIST, then we SEE (UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERY) – And God is glorified.
So let’s talk salvation shall we? Many today, preach that Salvation is to keep us from a horrible endless torturous fate in the future… But, hopefully by now this MYSTERY has been revealed, this snare has been avoided.
Hopefully you know that INFINITE TORTURE AND FIRE is a bunch of fear tactics and lies, hogwash, created by bonehead greedy religious men who wanted to keep us in the chains of ignorance and fear.
They talk about all that scary “FIRE” as if FIRE is a bad thing. They leave out the fact that CHRIST baptizes with FIRE, that GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE!
1 Corinthians 3:15
If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Our WORKS and IGNORANT BELIEFS are what is BURNED (CLEANSED) so we can be SAVED. Fire is GOOD not bad people! It is an allegory of how God’s consuming spirit purges us from our wicked (ignorant) thoughts.
God holds us under the hottest part of the flame until we be pure. God gathers the TARES (LIES) and burns them away, so only the WHEAT (TRUTH) remains.
But let’s put that Eternal Torture nonsense aside for a moment to discuss what SALVATION really is.
First, we understand and hopefully agree that the ONLY WAY TO SALAVATION is believing on the NAME OF CHRIST and being BAPTISED into it… BUT let’s not be like the LITERALISTS of this world as we know the LETTER KILLS. Let’s understand what SALVATION REALLY MEANS.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Notice this NAME, which translates into NATURE (love, compassion, understanding, attitude, characteristics, etc) … this NAME is GIVEN among (within) men, it is this NAME (NATURE) that we must fully embrace to be saved!
So is it a literal name, like Harry, or Judith, or Jesus… or is it more than that?
You’ll find out we are not SAVED from some terrible endless fate by believing in some literal person or some literal name.
WE ARE ALREADY UNDER THS CURSE IF WE DON’T BELIEVE the TRUTH. We are already in the HELL of our ignorance and carnality if we don’t believe on the NAME (WHICH IS THE NATURE) OF CHRIST.
Even atheists believe in the literal name of Jesus. That doesn’t equal salvation.
You want to know what TRUE CONDEMNATION is… It is UNBELIEF. That’s all.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
We are SAVED FROM OURSELVES (IGNORANCE) by believing who we REALLY ARE IN CHRIST (God’s child and Image)
Let explain this NAME thing a bit more. Because it is NOT A LITERAL NAME that saves us.
Religious people will lead you to believe you go up and accept some carnal teaching about some literal man from thousands of years ago, and then if you say his name Jesus (which wasn’t even his literal name) that you are saved. Yet, your life continues on in darkness and you still suffer, and become RELIGIOUS and CONDEMNING if you have the wrong leaders… I MEAN, how silly is this belief. As if God has our “literal names” written in some literal book, he is checking twice to see if we are naughty or nice, HA!
Think about it, what happens, when more than one Jacob Israel shows us at those so called “Literal” pearly gates? If it be a literal name, how would we know who inherits the kingdom of not? WE WOULDN’T, BECAUSE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A MAGIC NAME OR LITERAL WORD!
NO! You are not confessing a LITERAL name and BELIEVING a literal NAME. The word “NAME” translates into NATURE. You have to BELIEVE the TRUTH of who you are in Christ, and CONFESS THIS, and believe in this NATURE as it is your OWN.
You see it is not a LITERAL NAME but what that LITERAL NAME inspires about the NATURE of that person.
Let me explain it like this, when you know someone named BOB, there are probably a million other BOB’S out there in the world. But this particular BOB is set apart from the rest because of his attributes, attitude, nature… So it is not the LITERAL NAME BOB that you think of when you hear about your friend BOB, but it is what MAKES BOB, BOB. That is what you think of to understand who BOB really is. It is BOB’S NATURE that we concern ourselves with.
John 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
The Instant you ENTER into the REVELATION of WHO YOU ARE you BECOME the SHEPHERD (CHRIST).
Meaning you realize YOU ARE CHRIST, (mind of Christ, body of Christ, NAME of Christ) – Then you become the Shepherd of the Sheep.
But to do this you MUST BELIEVE on the NAME (YOUR TRUE NATURE) AND CONFESS IT.
And it is ONLY THE NATURE of Christ that is written in the BOOK OF LIFE. So, any NATURE outside of CHRIST will be burned (purified from us) away. That is what that scripture means.
So let’s put the cartoon of God with the white beard standing at a literal gate with a check list away, please!
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Notice the Beast (OUR CARNAL EGO) was (past tense) and IS NOT (doesn’t really exist) = Who we thought/think we are is not the TRUTH of who we are. CHRIST is the TRUTH. So, the FALSE IDENTITY will end up being destroyed.
Whose FALSE NAMES = FALSE NATURES (greed, lust, pride, hate, etc, etc) were not written (expressed/remembered) in the book of Life (God). These aren’t literal NAMES people. GET ME?
LET’S LOOK at the definition of the word “NAME” original word “oànoma” – “The name is used for everything which the name covers, everything the thought or feeling of which is aroused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, remembering, the name, i.e. for one’s rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellences, deeds etc”
So, also, salvation has nothing to do with just saying a couple of words getting dunked in a big tub of water and then your “alllllll good” – My goodness that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
1 John 3:23
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
And yes, I believe we need to CONFESS the NAME CHRIST and believe on that NAME to be saved = But let me tell you what that meanS to me…. “I must know who I am in Christ and believe who I am in Christ to be saved from who I used to think myself to be.”
So we are saved NOT by any LITERAL CONFESSION of any LITERAL NAME, but we are saved by our FAITH in what is HIDDEN INSIDE OF US. The Treasure that is revealed when CHRIST RISES FROM THE DEAD (Our ignorant soul)
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
When we find the TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST, we get rid of everything that is not CHRIST. – This is what that passage in revelation really means.
EVERY NAME(Nature) not found in that BOOK OF LIFE or TREASURE is purged from us. To maintain the greatest treasure of all, CHRIST our TRUE LIFE.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
So what saves us is our UNDERSTANDING and FAITH in who we are! A CHILD OF GOD!
And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
It was the person’s FAITH that saved them when they received the “Understanding of who they were”
Okay so I said the article was about the GLORY OF GOD… So let’s finish with that.
2 Corinthians 4:8,9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Cor 13: We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
So pretty much everything we go through, hardships, pain, etc… all work together to bring us to the GLORY OF GOD. (Which REALLY means, bringing us to the understanding of the MYSTERY of who we are in CHRIST.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
The Hope of Glory = God making what he hid INSIDE US, which is CHRIST, manifest to us and the world. Christ is the HOPE of that HIDDEN MYSTERY. (Christ is the hope of Glory)
This is why CHRIST (truth) comes in the GLORY OF GOD = The TRUTH reveals the MYSTERY of who we are.
So understanding the GLORY OF GOD, is to understand CHRIST, which is his revealed MYSTERY.
Let’s now look at some of these scriptures with new eyes.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: – GLORY is the REVEALING of CHRIST IN US, the Hope of Glory (hidden TRUTH)
And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.
(God showed that God lives in Man and talks with man (gives his thoughts to man as Man’s own)
The heavens declare the glory of God = Enlightenment reveals the Mystery of Christ
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? – Glory of God is CHRIST IN YOU. If you believe you will understand that CHRIST and YOU are ONE.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; – All have been ignorant and missed the TRUTH of CHRIST IN THEM/AS THEM.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. – The Glory of GOD comes by US!
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
The GLORY OF GOD lightened everything… and the LAMB (CHRIST) was the LIGHT. – Glory of God = The Revealing of CHRIST IN US.
Now I wanted to save the best for last. Because I had a recent conversation with a Pastor over this verse.
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
When I explained to a Bishop once, if everyone confesses Christ, how is anyone lost? He said, then it is too late. I replied, But the next line is “to the Glory of God the Father” and the Bishop said God will be glorified when they realize he is real and are punished… I looked at him with pitiful eyes, “So God is glorified by torturing people too ignorant to know the TRUTH?” He said, Yes! – I asked him, do you believe God can finish his creation in Victory and save all? – The Bishop said “No”
What MISUNDERSTANDING, terrible error, and it paints our God as a monster instead of a Loving Father using every experience as a took to bring us closer to the revelation of HIS GLORY (CHRIST IN US).
So let me close with what this means.
We know the GLORY OF GOD is the concealing of CHRIST IN US.
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
So when everyone confesses Christ as Lord, they are confessing their TRUE NATURE, their TRUE LIFE (CHRIST IN THEM) and in this CONFESSION the mystery is finally revealed… The Confession of this, the understanding of this revelation, is made to the GLORY OF GOD.
THE REVEALED MYSTERY OF THE CONCEALED THING!
“It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing” And the GLORY IS CHRIST!
Now try and catch this! If you do, it will send chills racing your neck…
And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
When you “come up higher” when you LOOK TO GOD for revelation, you will see there is ONLY CHRIST! … And I say, GLORY TO GOD FOR THAT!
This is why, what we do to one we do to ourselves!