ELYSIUM NOW

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ELYSIUM NOW

Today I took my son to see the movie Elyisium. I couldn’t help but see the writer’s ambition to show the world as sad as it is today and warn us of where it may be tomorrow. The earth in Elyisium was a place most miserable, which is very much like the lives most people are living today. The miserable on Earth turned to violence, drugs, and theft to finally make their way to Elysium, who of course is ruled by the wealthy, who only dangle that carrot of paradise to keep the poor earthlings at bay.

Isn’t this the way we are all living now? Like slaves? What if I told you the way out of your suffering is not electing the right leader, waiting for the government to make things right. Nor is freedom found at the end of a gun or revolution.

What if I told you, you hold the key to paradise within? Would you listen?

Enjoy this thought provoking video and please do subscribe, it is completely free and will keep you updated with all new essays and videos placed here. Thank you for visiting today and thank you for sharing this website with others. Jacob

You Of Little Faith! video


YOU OF LITTLE FAITH!

“The times may be harder than before but so is the ability to soar! You are more than your troubles, more than your fears, more than what others say you are… Go within and find the TRUTH that will set you free!”

I haven’t done one of these videos in awhile. But with everything I have heard and read from people lately and all I have learned in my own life. I knew this was one short message people truly needed to hear. Please enjoy and please do pass this onto someone who may need it.
Jacob

Come in the Lord’s Name?



COME IN THE LORD’S NAME?

So what does it mean to “come” in the name of the Lord? And who is the one who does this? Is it Jesus? Is it a prophet? Is it us? Is it God? Well, as always many religious organizations believe they have this figured out. However, and of this I am certain, not everything you hear from religious leaders is true. In fact, in my years of study I have found much of what is commonly held as the “gospel” truth couldn’t be farther than the good news I know many of you reading today have come to know. (Not of your doing of course!)

Matthew 16:17
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.


You don’t “come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the truth” by your own egotistical effort. As so many like you quote…

2 Peter 1
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.


YES! It’s all about the REVELATION of things. And this is not of our own will, but these revelations are gifts given to us by God, reveald to us by that Holy Spirit within us which brings all things to our remembering. In other words, these are righteoues thoughts that flood our mind with truth, separating the DARK (ignorant thoughts) from the LIGHT (thoughts of truth), helping us to distinguish between them, and more importantly which thought we should heed and which we should discard.

To find out what it means to truly “Come in the name of the Lord”, I couldn’t just sit down and begin to write what “I believed” to be true. First I had an idea of what it might mean. Some people call it an epiphany (which by the way is defined as “something manifested”). And what a revelation I had. It began with the following scripture.

Matthew 23:39
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


At face value, this scripture sounds like it is speaking of Jesus the man. And that the unbelievers wouldn’t see JESUS the man, again until there were happy to see… Jesus the man. RIGHT?

Sorry but that is not the case. That is not even close to what that scripture means. So let’s go up a couple of verses here in Matthew to put some things in perspective.

Matthew 23:37-39
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

38Behold, YOUR HOUSE is left unto you desolate.

39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


Did you notice what is left Desolate? It is THE HOUSE of God which is left DESOLATE. And of course, we are the HOUSE OF GOD, for those that don’t know that, God dwells in us, we are the TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD… But let’s stick with that word, DESOLATE for a moment.

Now that word sounds like it means, God departs from us completely. UNTIL, of course, we say BLESSED IS “HE” that comes in the name of the Lord. First let me point out the WORD DESOLATE translates better into “SOLITARY, LONELY” – Like a wife left by her husband, OR sheep no longer being led by a Shephard…

Now why does a Hen gather her chicks under her wings? Well there are many reasons, warm is one, but the main reason is protection. Under the wings of a Hen, a baby chick which doesn’t know any better will bot follow after the fox and end up as lunch. And so this is a great allegory for us. Because without the guidance and protection of the Hen, the chicks lives are always in danger. Under the wing of the Hen, the chicks really cannot go where they want, they are fed, warm, and secure. But once they decide to follow after their own will and not after the will of one that knows better, they become lunch!

This is exactly what is happening in Religion today. It is no different than thousands of years ago. In Jerusalem, they were buying and selling in the temple, saving the choice seats for the important people in the temples, making long prayers, wearing expensive and gaudy outfits, bragging about all they do for the (body of believers), condemning those that aren’t part of their particular faith, the list goes on and on. Today we see the same thing, right outside of the “sanctuary” we see tables sets up with all sorts of books, videos, dvd’s, oils, tamboreens, etc. Today they are still selling the sacrifice in the outer court, within the choice seats are still saved for the “important people”, the leaders are still dressing to the nines and living like rock stars, and yes they still brag to their congregations about how important it is to give your money, and how much they themselves give. As the scripture says,

Ecclesiastes 1:9
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.


So it is nothing shocking that the HOUSE (mankind’s soul) is left desolate (LONELY, FEELING ALONE, DESERTED and WITHOUT GUIDANCE) … And the reason is simple. Religion teaches Man is in control, God teaches man has not control. So when man goes about to establish his own righteousness (which is as filthy rags) he begins to live out of the assumption that HE OR SHE is in control and that God is somehow far away, or waiting to come again. (Sound familiar?)

But in this scripture, Jesus said,

Matthew 23:39
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


Now does this mean you won’t physically and literally see Jesus the man until you can say, YEAH JESUS YOU ARE THE BEST AND BLESSED? Once again the answer is NO!

Jesus is not speaking of literally SEEING HIM, what he is speaking of is understanding what he understands, knowing what he knows. It never EVER had anything to do with literally SEEING Jesus, as Jesus was always focused on showing GOD WITHIN!

John 14:9
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father


And since NO ONE CAN LITERALLY SEE GOD at any time, this has nothing to do with literally seeing Jesus as God. But it has everything to do with Jesus the man Revealing God through his words, his actions, and most importantly his fruit, LOVE!

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him


So no one can literally SEE GOD, but the SON declares him, reveals him to others. And THAT is what Jesus was sent to do, as we are sent to do, to be LIVING EPISTLES READ OF ALL MEN!

So while this scripture may seem to indicate that Jesus is saying, “You won’t see me literally, physically again until you are happy to see me,” the truth of what is REALLY being said is far from that. In addition is has more to do with you, me, and humanity as a whole than it does one single man named Jesus.

Let’s look at the last part of this scripture, UNTIL we can say, “BLESSED IS “HE” THAT COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD”.

As I wrote earlier, this does not mean JESUS doesn’t return until we are excited and want to see him, WAITING FOR JESUS TO RETURN IS ACTUALLY THE PROBLEM. One of the biggest problems there is today. Because it takes our eyes off the true relationship with God within us, and places God outside of us, far from us, making this God not only seem distant for a God who forsakes us and leaves us. Which, many Christians teach today, sadly.

But what this REALLY MEANS is we WON’T SEE (UNDERSTAND/PERCIEVE) the TRUTH (that Jesus revealed)until “we” UNDERSTAND that IT IS US that WILL REVEAL CHRIST.

We will continue to believe we are ALONE in this world if we believe that God is somehow far from us. And the lies of religion aren’t doing us any favors, by teaching everyone to “invite” Christ to come in OUR HEART, as if WE DON’T ALL HAVE OUR EXISTENCE IN GOD AND CHRIST TO BEGIN WITH.

Acts 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and have our being.


Our life is HID in CHRIST. Which means WE HAVE LIFE! The problem is the ONLY WAY TO FIND THIS LIFE IS TO UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE, AS CHRIST! To find our life, we must find Christ first! And we don’t have to look far.

Colossians 1:27
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:


So for those religious leaders that teach that God’s holy Spirit which is Christ is somehow far away in a distant galaxy, waiting for you to say a certain “sinners prayer” you’re sadly mistaken. That belief is a believing in another god, one that hates, one that is distant, and one that is easily thwarted by man’s will. This distant Angry God Man created, so CARNAL MAN (who killed the TRUTH) could continue to rule, as God.

This is what the whole fall in the garden is all about. The Fall takes place in us, the instant we start eating from the TREE OF “WE ARE IN CONRTOL, WE KNOW WHAT PLEASES GOD AND WHAT DOESN’T, WE KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG” – Eating (becoming one with the fruit of this line of thinking), eating from this TREE (the carnal mind) indeed makes man believe man is god, in control, and that everything is dependent on the decisions man makes. But that is what the problem is.

If we begin to say that God is far from us, Christ is waiting to return, and we choose when and how. That makes us god in our deceived minds and keeps us from trusting God, as Jesus did.

Here are some of his greatest hits, “I can do nothing of myself”,”Not my will but thine”, “the words I speak the Father tells me to speak”, “the things I do the Father shows me to do”… Truly nothing can thwart God’s will, and this is what WE MUST UNDERSTAND! That God is in control of EVERYTHING, once we accept this than we enter into his rest, we cease from our labour and accept who he says we are… HIS CHILDREN!

I know this is very hard for many of you to receive, but WE are the VERY BODY in WHICH CHRIST will APPEAR! That is the mystery, CHRIST IS IN YOU, CHRIST IS YOU, CHRIST IS ALL THERE HAS EVER BEEN. The anointing of God’s Holy Spirit is our life! But if we are waiting for a separate man to return, we will be waiting a long time. We need to be excited about this, we need to accept who God has made us to be, and be with who made us to be by simply resting and trusting God is in control.

Now once you realize that WE are the BODY OF CHRIST, the MIND OF CHRIST, and have the NAME OF CHRIST… once we understand we are CHRIST, then we will be able to TRULY SAY, “BLESSED ARE THOSE that COME (ARE REVEALED) in the NAME (true nature) of the LORD” – We will see that those who understand the TRUTH of who they are, “GOD’S CHILD”, are blessed.

Now I know in scripture, we see Jesus arriving many different ways, in the clouds, (clouds are witnesses by the way), riding a white horse, as lightning, rain, etc. etc… But I want you to understand that each and every one of these are allegories, ARE US!

When Jesus came into town, many flipped out. They were so excited to see and hear this man, that they had heard was coming. Others expected to see a conquering savior riding a proud white stallion, yet this Savior came in riding a meek ass and colt.

Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

Okay, here’s a little nugget you might find interesting, a COLT is a HORSE under the AGE OF FOUR. The number four, forty, etc… are symbolic numbers of testing and trying, (a pregnancy of sorts (40 weeks)) before you WAKE out of your slumber of death (Ignorance). Lazarus was dead for FOUR days for example.

John 11:39
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.


You see the ANIMAL, Jesus comes riding in on in scripture isn’t yet fully mature, and we are not fully mature. This is an allegory of how that TRUTH begins its ministry in our heart.

Now even though it sounds like I am putting all the focus on the symbolism here. You have to remember that the physical, literal world is needed to relay these spiritual truths. That’s right, I am not saying there wasn’t a literal Jesus, sitting on a literal ass, not at all. I am simply stating what may, or may not, have literally happened, happened for us to UNDERSTAND the SPIRITUAL MEANING OF IT.

The Temporal (SEEN) world always bears witness of the ETERNAL UNSEEN world within.

Romans 1:20
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:


And yes, that goes for your life as well. From how you live your life, to where you work, how you behave, who you befriend, to what car you drive, pets you have, etc… All symbolism of what is going on SPIRITUALLY.

I know it sounds far out, but there is significance to whether your bedroom is a dirty mess or not. If it faces the sun or does not. If you live in a basement apart, or own a two-floor home.

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is here to teach us about the only TRUTH there is, GOD and HIS CHRIST (us) who we FORGOT WE ARE.

The CHRIST that DIED for US (Who we think we are/ Our CARNAL Ego).

The truth of who we are was killed by who we think we are. As Cane killed Abel, our first natural carnal man (OUR EGO), killed the spiritual nature (OUR LIFE/CHRIST).

The good news is, the first Man (Adamic thinking) will be last, and the last man (Christ is/as Us) will be First into the KINGDOM OF GOD.

Acts
4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom YOU crucified, whom God raised from the DEAD, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.


People see this scripture and believe it speaks of something that happened two thousand years ago. That other’s crucified Christ and God raised Christ from one man’s death, as opposed to seeing that the DEAD that are raised is ALL OF HUMANITY (lost in Ignorant Carnal THINKING). We are the “DEAD” God raises Christ from.

1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive.


We are the “GRAVE” Christ rises from.

Matthew 27:52
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.

Luke 11:44
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for YOU ARE AS GRAVES which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.


This is why when he (WE) is RESSURECTED, the BODY OF CHRIST, comes out of their GRAVES (tombs of false beliefs)

John 5:28
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL that are in the graves (IGNORANCE/HELL) shall HEAR his voice.


Look a GRAVE is something that helps people remember THE LIFE THAT ONCE WAS… This is humanity in a nutshell, walking around DEAD wishing for LIFE. But those that are DEAD in their GRAVES (IGNORANCE) will HEAR (PERCIEVE) the Truth (his voice) and will LIVE! – Obviously this scripture is not talking about literal dead people, literal dead people cannot literally hear anything.

No the DEAD, are the CARNAL MINDED!

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.


Notice as long as you are ignorant (carnally minded) you are DEAD, but once you come to the TRUTH, you finally know LIFE AND PEACE! This is what we are all coming into, this day, this resurrection, REJOICE ALREADY!

John 5:25
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live


To be CARNALLY MINDED is DEATH. This is the DEATH Christ rises from, the TOMB of our false beliefs that CHRIST is LOOSED from.

We’re not talking Night of the Living Dead stuff here, we are talking about SYMBOLISM.
Just as the COLT’S ASS is also symbolism of US, in our IGNORANT state.

Job 11:12
For vain MEN would be wise, though man be born like a wild ASS’S COLT.


Mankind is BORN like an ASS’S COLT… An immature BEAST OF BURDEN.

John 12:15
Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.


This is the way CHRIST comes into the world, riding US. But first we must be LOOSED of the ignorant chains that keep us bound.

Matthew 21:2
Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.


This is also our job as Sons and Daughters of God, to find those that are BURDENED and TIED and BOUND by the lies of the world, to LOOSE them and BRING THEM TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, which is CHRIST IN THEM.

Salvation is not belief in a man from thousands of years ago, salvation is here and now, WITHIN YOU. You cannot find freedom believing in something OUTSIDE of yourself, or waiting for someone to come again. You can only know FREEDOM by understanding YOU NEED NOT WAIT to be Free.

Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in ANY OTHER: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.


You WILL NOT FIND SALVATION in any OTHER. You will ONLY FIND SALVATION WITHIN… Yet, so many are trying to find salvation in ANOTHER. As opposed to the TRUTH that is WITHIN.

The ONLY way to be saved is to let go of everything that is NOT TRUE, AND TAKE HOLD of the TRUTH of GOD, which is ALL IN ALL.

We need to stop believing the lies we have been taught, we need to put our faith WITHIN GOD and stop placing GOD without. Stop waiting for someone to save you and understand that SALVATION is for ALL.

Luke 3:6
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.


And ALL carnal people shall come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THIS GREAT TRUTH and the STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN (CHRIST).

Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ


This is our SALVATION, to have the KNOWLEDGE of WHO WE ARE… We WILL BECOME THE PERFECT MAN (image of God)

Luke 1:77
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins.


The whole point of Jesus’ ministry was to GIVE KNOWLEDGE of SALVATION to others, to show them that the only way to SALVATION was the REMISSION of SIN. But what does that mean?

The DISEASE of SIN must go into REMISSION, as any disease goes into remission. It’s signs and symptoms must go away.

So we must first understand what SIN is, to see why it needs to go bye, bye.

Psalm 69:5
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.


It is our FOOLISH thinking that needs to go away. The lies we believe, the thoughts that God is far away, and not OUR LIFE. Who is the FOOL AGAIN?

Psalm 14:1
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.


To believe in a DISTANT God is to NOT BELIEVE in God, and to BE A FOOL. To believe MAN is GOD is to NOT BELIEVE in God and be a FOOL. Many say Jesus the man is God. But we know…

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?


Now, God may not BE A MAN, but GOD IS IN THE MAN. Because God is in CHRIST (the ANNOINTED ONE) and CHRIST is IN MAN.

2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.


Now, let’s use simple Logic. “Christ IN you” “God in Christ” – there is no need to be waiting for any return, God never left us, our thoughts left GOD. But even this was part of the plan.

So, to find salvation we need to stop putting faith in a dead flesh man named Jesus (OUTSIDE OF US), and UNDERSTAND we are in fact the DEAD JESUS thinking God forsook us, and the CHRIST that will RISE FROM OUR DEATH (ignorance) – We need to start putting our faith in the God that is WITHIN us all… this is our HOPE OF GLORY, CHRIST.

*The Glory by the ways is “The hidden thing” – It is the GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A THING. Christ comes (is revealed) in the glory of God (the which was hidden within us)

John 17:22
And the glory (revealed truth) which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.


THERE IS NO DIVISION IN ONE. ONE is ALL THERE IS. And until you understand this, your house will be left DESOLATE – (you will believe God is far from you, and you will be as the prodigal starving from unity and love in a land of famine) – But once you understand that BLESSED IS HE (anyone) who COMES (who is revealed) IN THE NAME (nature) OF THE LORD… Then you will SEE THE SALVATION OF YOUR HEART. And YOU will know who you are, and GOD’s CHRIST will be GLORIFIED WITHIN YOU!

2 Thessalonians 1:10
When he shall come to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.


SO COME IN THE NAME OF THE LORD ALREADY WILL YOU?

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CHURCH OF FACEBOOK


CHURCH OF FACEBOOK

Below is a thread that began on my page a couple of nights ago. One of my friends asked me to post it on her page, I thought I would share the whole thread here as I know there is a lot of great stuff in here. My friend Dean, told me he once came across a woman’s post (he didn’t remember her name)… but she said on facebook: “why pay for the hotdog of religion when people are giving away juicy steak for free.” — I really love that, and have learned so much over the last two years from all my wonderful friends on here. — So please enjoy this, and please add to the conversation here in the comment section. Enjoy Jacob ( I did not edit this, so excuse any mistakes. 🙂

Jacob Israel: ‎”It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing” = God’s glory is to hide something. Christ (the truth) comes (literally means “reaveled”) in the hidden thing. We have this TREASURE HIDDEN in our EARTHEN vessel. What did God conceal? “Isaiah 45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour”…. No longer I (ego) that lives. Because you give away all you have (all you think you are) to obtain the TREASURE that is HIDDEN in YOU

Glenda Jolly: got it..love it…saving it….much love and healing..keep us posted

Anastacia Hatcher: will be praying 4 ya. thanks 4 the fire balls.

Jacob Israel: Christ comes in The Glory of God = The Hidden thing which is God is revealed by the Power and Wisdom of God… which is WITHIN us. Because our LIFE (God is Life and Love ) is HID in CHRIST (The wisdom of God) – Christ (the wisdom of God) is the Hope of Glory (The hidden thing (God)
meaning – The Wisdom of God in you is the hope of understanding that God is HIDDEN IN YOU! “Ps 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations” — look who else inherits the nations…. Revelation 21:7 “He” that overcometh shall inherit all things

Gayla Masterson: Word/ God/ Jesus/ Us= One. As One you are healed you just need to catch up to it for it is done. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Jacob Israel: When GOD wakes…. OVERCOMES your EGO, God will be ALL IN ALL. Everyone and all things is GOD’S INHERITANCE

Joe Danna: Oh, what must be waiting to be known.

Glenda Jolly: Jacob it is a gradual awakening yes?

Jacob Israel: Glenda, when we wake up from natural sleep, most times we fight it, othertimes it is gradual, for some sick of a NIGHTMARE it is QUICK! 🙂

Jacob Israel: Now here is the riddle? – If God inherits all things, and if we overcome inherits all things… who are we? And what else must be overcome beside the Veil of who we think we are, which God is HIDDEN within. … Hhhhmmmnnnn 🙂 … And who REALLY does the OVERCOMING? …. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil (THE VEIL/EVIL), but overcome evil (THE VEIL) with good — GOD IS GOOD.

Glenda Jolly: He/God/us – Word/God/Jesus/Us=One. God rises up and overcomes.

Glenda Jolly: God does the overcoming..I can of myself do nothing…right?

Jacob Israel: Jesus said “I” (Ego of Jesus) can do nothing of My “self/ego of Jesus”

Joe Danna: How can we do something that’s already unchangeable/Omnipresent? It was never done in our time/space concepts. It just is. So we need to stop “doing” and just BE (still and know I’m God).

Joe Danna: Is=Mother Ra=Father El=God

Christine Ikenberry Molina: AMEN!! AMEN!! AMEN!! I think some will “leave out” the part where Christ must wake / rise / be formed in you in order for the spirit of God to “Dwell in you”, in order for you to have “eternal life”. They forget that “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground AND DIE, it abideth alone: but IF IT DIE, IT BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT.” There is a “resurrection” that must take place. And when HE IS RISEN, we are RISEN WITH HIM! Then we come to know THE POWER of HIS RESURRECTION… by having “part in” THE FIRST RESURRECTION. PTL!! Good luck with your surgery tomorrow, Jacob, and GET WELL SOON!! So you’ll be able to take of that little one that will be arriving soon. It is getting close, isn’t it?

Jacob Israel: The trap is thinking who you think you are (your ego) is God. Who you think you are you must Deny – meaning you don’t really exist as your Ego, Your “Ego” Is not really you. So trust that all things are happening exactly as planned. All things work together indeed. You (your ego) will never be like God…God is hidden in Your Ego, and for many their Ego right now is their god. (god of this world = our lusts, all that is in the world (lust of the eyes, flesh, pride of life))…. Your Egos god is a your Ego (A projection of your Ego)… Your Ego made a god in It’s image (wrathful, angry, hypocritical, not in control, impotent, doesn’t finish anything in victory, jealous, etc.) But the ONE TRUE GOD, which is OUR LIFE, is merely hiding behing the VEIL/EVIL (ignorance) which is man’s ego… “The Veil that is to say, the flesh (carnal thinking/ego” – and the good news, is “that which was, and is not, and yet is” doesn’t really exist, and a lie (who you think you are) only lasts until the BRIGHTNESS (enlightenment) of Christ’s coming (The power and wisdom of God is uncovered, revealed, risen)—- SOOOOOO, ‎”Let go of YOUR ego” for you wafflers out there.

Joe Danna: The ego is just a shell of encapsulated thinking within the One. There would be no sense of limited ego identification, or anything, without the One. The One is in ALL and all is in the One (In you I live and move and have my being). There is NO two sides. There are degrees of wakefulness all within the One. We never really left. Only our sense of identity can be misplaced…and I certainly am not fully SELF-Realized like Jesus and the Avatars. I can’t think who I think I am is God because God is Omnipotent and “I” can’t even control my digestion.

Marie Baker Can you please put this link on my page? I can copy your post but, not all the comments… SPEAK BROTHER~ PS. Pray all is well with you and fam~

Wanda Lee Farlow: There is some might good word here,wow wow ,wow, and truth wow

Ann Trapp Hall: Fabulous!All of you are awesome! I have tasted and have experienced incoruptiblity.. It is amazing and it is all God no us. Prayers for you Jacob.There is still time for that miraculous healing . Come on God..

Dawn Davis Hairston: God Hid Himself in us…..The us who we think we are (ego/carnal man) doesn’t even exist,,,its an idol….and when we (god) rips/ removes that …The true Christ in us is revealed!….good stuff Jacob….great comments too

Suzette Swart :‎….yes, who we think we are does not exist, it is a lie…’The Carnal Mind is no longer within the New Creation, it was crucified with Christ- Golgotha, the place of the Skull, WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST. Then why do we have carnal thoughts and reasonings, because those thoughts of the first Adam are spirit that are outside of us now, that come against us… People think they are not changed because these thoughts come, but the body and soul still maintain contact with the “WORLD” ,, from which these thoughts come to rule the body and soul as they had in Adam just before the fall and all mankind before the unveiling that Christ was slain before the foundation of the world. Those thoughts are just rememberance of the former way of life, but if not taken captive, we will believe they are still our present state, but they are not, they are a lie. (Joseph Black says it very well) JACOB, ALL THE BEST FOR TODAY! Bless you Jacob Israel!!! Awesome thread!

Daniel Fraser: I agree Jacob, The Christ & our Father is hid from the world in all of us, & it is our place to reveal Them to the world. Jesus said in John 14:23 that Him & His (or our) Father will live in us.


Joe Danna
: ‎…and there will be many who are surprised on that day.

Ann Trapp Hall: Right on Suzette.. Daniel that is so true we are the book of Revealation.

—- I hope we all continue to share and learn from each other. Just want to say thank you all for being in my life. Even those who never comment at all. Much love, Jacob Israel

ENTER THE STRAIGHT GATE

ENTER THE STRAIGHT GATE

This video is straight from my heart. It is by far one of my favorite to date, which is ironic considering I thought it would become one of my worst. That alone is a great revelation, sometimes the things that we ignorantly (carnally) believe to be the worst thing for us, when looked at with different eyes (non-judgmental) become one of the greatest things for us and others. Find out the truth of who you are, set your sights on things that are higher, believe all things are possible, and start looking at your life and the life of others as precious. Enter the straight gate and become the shephard of the sheep. Enjoy and feel free to share, Jacob

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THE PRINCIPAL THING

THE PRINCIPAL THING

Over the years many Christians have been taught that the most important thing for them to do is to go around and get people to come to their particular churches, and then get them to confess Jesus as Lord. It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, Jehovah Witness, Mormon, Non-denominational, shoot the list goes on and on, there are so many division in this faith we call Christianity, but the point is, every single denomination teaches the same thing, “get those people to our faith, and get them to confess Jesus.” Now of course, each have different ways of doing this, different means of getting people into “heaven” as they say. For the Catholics its infant baptism then confirmation, for the Church of Christ baptism as an adult is the key, for the Pentecostal’s it’s all about confessing and then getting “spirit filled”, as if somehow the spirit of God is outside of us just waiting for us to say, “Come on in.” For many Evangelicals it’s the same, it’s the sinner’s prayer. You simply ask Jesus to come into your heart. Which of course places the spirit of God’s son somewhere far away, and renders God’s spirit powerless unless you first ask for it and want it. Let me let you all in on a little secret, God doesn’t need an invitation, and the Son of God is closer to all of you then you have ever thought. In fact, this essay is about getting that understanding for yourself. Because it is Wisdom and Understanding that brings you into the Kingdom of God, which by the way is NOT some Kingdom in the sky like the palaces and kingdoms man has made. The Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU, and scripture tells us clearly what it is.

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

The word “Kingdom” in fact doesn’t mean a literal kingdom, but denotes a RULE OF AUTHORITY. The literal translation is “Reign or Rule”. Here is the Greek word for it, “basileiða” and it’s definition, royal power, kingship, dominion, rule not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom

I know that alone is a wake up call for some of you, but look it up. The Kingdom of God, simply means the RULE OF GOD, and that is WITHIN YOU ALREADY. But back to our essay.

So, for many the key is getting people to come to their places of “worship” and getting them to go up for an altar call, or to “accept Christ in their heart”. Then some churches, ironically will put these people through a training program and test them to see if they are “ready” to truly be baptised in their churches tap water. But the question I have, and you should have, is this what God meant when we read about preaching the Gospel. Is the good news to simply accept a man from two thousand years ago into your heart, get dunked, go to Church, tithe, and scour the earth to find others to join that church?

Matthew 23:15
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves

Back in the day, it wasn’t much different. It was all about getting people to join the club. The problem Jesus saw with this is that these religious leaders were actually doing more harm than good.

Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Is Solomon right, could the same thing be happening today? Are religious leaders really bringing people into the Kingdom of God, which is the Rule of God, which is the Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Power of God’s spirit? Well, for many that I know in the “religious system” the answer is no. Of course that doesn’t mean that everyone that goes to man-made “church” is in error, but let’s just say many, many people are missing the PRINCIPAL THING, many are missing the TRUTH, many are missing SALVATION. In fact, many people believe they are saved from some future event, they think that since they literally said “Jesus is Lord” that their afterlife is secure. How wrong they are. Salvation has nothing to do with avoiding a place of infinite torture (since such a place doesn’t exist read my article “to hell with hell” or “lake of fire revealed” for more info on that topic). No Salvation is for the HERE AND NOW!

Luke 19:9
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham

2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Yes, SALVATION is for the here and now. And if truth be told Salvation and Resurrection go hand in hand. In fact they are two sides of the same coin. Because to be Saved is to be Born from Above, and to be Born from Above (which means, a higher understanding of the things of God), is to be Resurrected. And like salvation it is in the HERE AND NOW!

John 11:25
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

So if we are not saved from some scary place after we literally die, what are we saved from?

Revelation 12:10
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

We are saved from our CARNAL OLD MAN, the FALSE IMAGE, the FATHER OF ALL LIES, we are saved from OURSELVES. The reason is, we have become ignorant of the TRUTH of who we are in Christ. We have forgotten who we are and believed ourselves to be something we are not. Ephesians puts it beautifully, both how we became LOST and what is done so we are SAVED.

Ephesians 4
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Notice what the problem is, and was? Our understanding, like the Gentiles of past, was DARKENED. In other words we no longer understood the Light of the Truth, and because out understanding was Darkened, because we became ignorant we became ALIENATED from the LIFE OF GOD through our ignorance. And we began to believe God was somehow far from us, angry at us, we believed ourselves to be unworthy and because of this insecurity and fear we began to act ignorantly.

And unfortunately, religion perpetuates this darkness. As the scripture states, making the congregation TWICE THE CHILD OF HELL (ignorance) that their leaders are. Most churches only reinforce the belief that you need to work for God’s approval, when the OPPOSITE is true. We need to stop believing we are in control and simply put off the WORKS of the OLD IGNORANT MAN and come to the knowledge of the TRUTH OF WHO WE REALLY ARE!

Ephesians 4
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

We MUST come to the measure of the STATURE of the FULNESS of CHRIST. We must become the PERFECT MAN. And you can’t do this if you only believe there is one from two thousand years ago. We can’t do this if we continue to believe Jesus is somehow special and we are not AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD. And we only come to understand this when we put off the former conversation of the OLD MAN, when we stop accusing ourselves and condemn ourselves and others, when we finally LOVE GOD, AND LOVE OTHERS, and our love is perfected. When this happens we understand, there is no difference between Jesus and Ourselves, in fact we are all ONE.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world.

If you have brothers or sisters, you don’t esteem one greater than another. The First Born isn’t somehow better than the middle child or the youngest. They are all the same.

Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (siblings).

Now, I know this is new for a lot of you. Jesus was condemned for saying he was God’s son. Years later, Christians said, okay, “It’s okay for Jesus to be God’s son, but he’s special and we are definitely not (as he is).” – You see today a greater mystery is unfolding. Many are coming to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man. Many are beginning to see that Jesus is the pattern son, meaning we are the same, his story is our story, what he did we must do. And no I don’t mean literally be crucified, but spiritually we are to crucify this Flesh (carnal thinking).

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Look at that verse carefully. Jesus took up the Cross, so must we, sure that is easy to see. But what you are missing is the most important part… YOU NEED TO DENY YOURSELF (old belief/ego/carnal nature).

Now this doesn’t mean DEPRIVE yourself which many have taught. It doesn’t mean that at all. In fact the definition of the word a DENY according to any dictionary is to “REFUSE to acknowledge something or someone EXISTS” – (de·ny/diˈnī/Verb 1. Refuse to admit the truth or existence of (something).

Now that opens the floodgates of revelation for those who have eyes to see. If any many will come after me, he must first deny that HE AS HE THINKS HE OR SHE IS does NOT EXIST! And then after the great revelation that who you think you are is nothing, and doesn’t really exist, you TAKE UP THE CROSS and you put that old nature to death and FOLLOW THE SAME PATH AS JESUS. – This my friends is how salvation is found, it is in PUTTING OFF your former beliefs and the belief in who you once thought you were and understanding that YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD! And if a child a JOINT HEIR IN ALL THINGS!

Ephesians 4
22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

We have to stop thinking of ourselves as less than, and start seeing ourselves through the eyes of grace. We need to stop condemning ourselves and listening to people who say “you aren’t worthy, you’re worthy of hellfire you darn sinner.” We need to stop listening to people who say, “Do this, join us, and you’ll be saved.” Because the truth is not found there and it never will be found there.

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

You can say Jesus is your Savior until you’re blue in the face. You will never KNOW SALVATION in you don’t know who you are in CHRIST, and the only way to do that is to DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER. And notice how Jesus DOESN’T say, whoever does the WILL OF THE FATHER is my servant or slave.

Mark 3:35
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother

Once again we see, Jesus saying, WE ARE AS HE IS, brothers and sisters. The question is, what is GOD’S WILL?

John 7
16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but His (FATHER’S) that sent me. 17If any man will do GOD’S will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

To do God’s Will is to know the DOCTRINE OF GOD, to know the TRUTH of GOD! This, this is the principal thing. This may come as a shock to you, but the PRINCIPAL THING, means MOST IMPORTANT THING. And according to the scriptures, the PRINCIPAL THING IS WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding

This is what we MUST get. WISDOM! It is a TREE OF LIFE! We MUST understand who we are and DENY who we thought we were to know Salvation. I know many will say, “Oh this is gnosticism!” and to be honest it doesn’t matter what you think, what matter is what you know and can confess!

When Jesus was saying “I am the way, the truth, and the life”, he was saying YOU MUST BE AS ME. He wasn’t saying worship me Jesus, he was saying BELIEVE IN ME AND WHAT I AM TELLING YOU! Many looked to Jesus (the man) as being the most important thing there is. The Rich man said…

Matthew 19
16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God

Jesus always pointed to God, always pointed away from himself. He taught us how to pray “Our FATHER” not as some churches have you praying “our jesus”. We must come to the understanding the ONLY HOPE for our salvation is WITHIN US ALREADY! This is the mystery that has been hidden. Not Christ outside of you, but Christ within you.

Colossians 1:27
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

Yes my friends it is all about wisdom and understanding. Some will say NO! It is about Christ, to which I will point out what Christ is….

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God

To which I will point out what Christ BECOMES for us.

1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

OF HIM YOU ARE – in Christ Jesus! Jesus means (God is Salvation) – And in understanding you are God’s child and in no need of having to WORK YOUR WAY TO HIM. God delivers you IN HIM, through wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

The very SPIRIT of God is WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING! When God’s spirit is revealed in you, it is UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE IN GOD THROUGH CHRIST that delivers you.

Exodus 31:3
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

So many people are waiting for their savior to come. They wait and they wait. But the longer you believe in salvation outside of you to come, the longer you will be deceived. Many are questioning to this day, WHEN WILL JESUS COME, and they did the same thousands of years ago.

Luke 17
20And 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: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

In other words, STOP WAITING AND LOOKING IN THE SKY and start looking within, because salvation is here and now. And it is only found in understanding and having the faith that WITHIN YOU is every answer you will ever need.

Jesus never said, I MADE YOU WHOLE… He always said “YOUR FAITH” made you whole.

Luke 8:48
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace

It’s time for everyone to stop listening to mankind and religion. It is time for people to turn to God and ask God to teach them the truth, to lead them into the truth. You don’t need to check with your Pastors or Religious teachers to find out if what God is revealing to you is truth, you simply need to continue to ask God and seek God and have faith. Because it is your FAITH that makes you whole. And that FAITH comes from the CHRIST IN YOU! The POWER AND WISDOM of God WITHIN YOU!

This is what every single apostle, disciple, prophet, etc, desires for you to know.

Colossians 1:9
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding

Like them, I too want you to know the TRUTH, I desire to know the TRUTH. But the only way to know the TRUTH is to have WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING.

Psalm 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

And why does God desire us to have WISDOM and TRUTH? Why is WISDOM the principal thing? Because without it, you can never be free.

John 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free

The TRUTH is, YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD and you died (became ignorant) as Adam did when he began to think he had to do something to be like God, when Adam was like God all along!

So pray for wisdom already! And don’t go to man for it, go to God!

James 1
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Jacob
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REAL RESURRECTION OF CHRIST NOW!


REAL RESURRECTION OF CHRIST NOW

Recently, I, and a group of new friends, have been discussing a very important topic, the resurrection. I posted an essay on this subject awhile ago which laid out many reasons that I believe the resurrection takes place inside of us, and may not necessarily be something that happens after we physically die. Not that I don’t believe in an after life, or that we may in fact return to earth in a new body, as Elijah did, to carry out our purpose if not complete. The truth is no one really know what happens after we die, but there is plenty of evidence out there with Near Death Experiences and the study of brain activity to prove that after we die physically, who we are spiritually lives on.

But today’s paper is not about what happens after we physically die, it is about what is happening in the here and now. I believe the problem with most religions is they are too focused on what happens after you die. What they don’t teach is that experiencing Eternal Life and the Kingdom of God is not a future event but a NOW event.

Luke 17:19-21
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. 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

So while many religious leaders and religious organizations focus everyone’s attention to what happens after they die, I will focus people to the here and now. Because NOW is where salvation is, it has nothing to do with something you experience after you die.

Luke 19:9
And Jesus said unto him, THIS DAY is salvation come to this house

And what is salvation? Is salvation being set free from something that happens in the future? Or is salvation something that saves you now? Use your head, if you are drowning you don’t need a lifeguard after you drown, you need to be saved in the here and now. And SALVATION is a now event. It is the moment you cross over from the death of your suffering, ignorance, fear, and struggle, into the life of liberty, peace, truth, and hope.

You will find that this is what the resurrection of Christ is, as well. You become a new creature, the old you was dead (ignorant) and the new you is born again (resurrected)…. This essay will show you how that is possible.

Now I will not condemn anyone as ignorant if they say there IS a literal flesh and bone resurrection. You never know, the ways of God are beyond us all. But once again, I am not focused on the future which is not here or even real, I am focused on the here and now, which is all we have. And so is God…

However, regardless of whether you believe in a literal physical bodily resurrection from the literal grave there is still much that can be spiritually learned from this essay. And if you understand that the TOMB is mankind’s ignorant soul, that Christ (The power and wisdom of God) rises out of than, yes indeed this essay is for you as well.

Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

So regardless of what your particular belief is you will benefit from this essay. Personally I am moving past the old teaching of resurrection unto perfection (the whole truth and wholeness of God) – This is my desire, to know the truth no matter what the cost. I pray it is the same for you.

Hebrews 6
1 Therefore LEAVING the principles of the doctrine of Christ, LET US GO UNTO PERFECTION; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD…

We do find clearly spelled out in scripture that FLESH can never inherit the Kingdom of God, so I question why so many believe there will be a physical flesh resurrection after literal death. With that being stated, if you’re still with me, we’re about to move on to some insight that I hope will open your eyes wide and get you saying, “Wow, I never saw that before!”… Then again you may not say that at all, but I ask only that you read with an open heart, and if you really want to know the truth I know you will one day KNOW the Truth/Word/Christ.

First of all, I am neither better or worse for stating there is no literal resurrection (the way it is taught in churches I mean). For, if there is a literal physical resurrection like something out of the movies than good, and if not, well then… good. I cannot prove either and neither can anyone of you. It all boils down to what we’ve been taught or what we have been allowed to see and believe. Seeing as I cannot prove there is not, and neither can anyone prove there is a literal flesh and bone resurrection I will instead make a strong statement of my faith using the scriptures. I will say that the RESURRECTION of CHRIST takes place WITHIN US and while many are CRAVING THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS to return again alive and well, I understand that Christ is resurrected in HIS BODY, but that HIS BODY IS ALL OF US. We are the hosts, the lord of Hosts is revealed in. Our life is Christ, Our life is hid in Christ. Christ IN US is the Hope of Glory, not Christ outside of us coming again in the future. Christ is not returning, for…

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I (CHRIST) will NEVER LEAVE YOU, nor forsake thee

Since, Christ (The power and wisdom of God) NEVER LEFT, that means it is still within us.

Colossians 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ INSIDE you, the hope of glory

Notice, this is a MYSTERY, scripture goes on to explain that it has been HIDDEN. After all it is the Glory of God to hide a thing!

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing

And Christ comes (which literally means REVEALED) in the Glory of God. In other words, the Truth of who we are in Christ is revealed in our understanding of this great mystery. WHICH believe it or not is the mystery of who we really are.

I believe it is more important for us to consider what this resurrection means in the here and now. What does any doctrine benefit me, if it is a future thing. Christ said, I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, will live! I hope you understand literal physical dead people cannot believe anything, because THEY ARE PHYSICALLY, LITERALLY DEAD… I hope you can see the allegorical DEATH Jesus was talking about is mankind’s ignorance, or being ruled by their carnal mind.!

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

It’s simple really, for many life is more like death than living at all. For many their days are filled with misery and no hope at all. When trouble comes they think the worst and believe “well that’s just my life”.

Everyone that is not LIFE that is DEATH. Life is understanding who you are, that all things (even the bad) work together for the good. LIFE is following the desires of your heart, loving others, and knowing love yourself. LIFE doesn’t mean you’ll always be happy, but it does mean you understand that there is a reason for all things and that all things are meant for our learning and our enlightenment.

So DEATH, in scripture is not explaining the literal physical decay of the body, where the LIGHT (Life force) of that body has fled and only a dead shell remains. NO! The Death scripture explains is very clear, it is being ignorant to the truth of God and who you are. But there is hope for those who are living a life of Death. The Dead will RISE as scripture promises. The way for this to happen is when you are enlightened to the TRUTH/WORD of GOD, and the Power and Wisdom of God (which is Christ) is active in your thinking and evident in your life. The Dead RISE, when the Ignorant to BELIEVE the TRUTH OF GOD and become spiritual minded.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE and peace.

Now I understand, a lot of you are waiting for JESUS to return in his LITERAL BODY. To which I say, you need to fully understand just who JESUS CHRIST’S BODY IS. YES, Christ will be resurrected in His literal Body… which is ALL OF HUMANITY.

“Know you not that YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST” 

Oh I know, some will say, “How can that be, there is only ONE JESUS… and that is not ALLEGORICAL but LITERAL.” I in no way am saying that there was no Jesus of Nazareth. Not at all. In fact without his example, and the gospels we would not be able to discern who we are. His life was a pattern of our life. he clearly said, if you do not take up the cross and follow in the same steps you are none of his. the scripture go so far as to say, AS JESUS IS SO ARE WE.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS SO ARE WE in this world.

Jesus said he is the Light of the World, and told his disciples WE TOO ARE THE LIGHTS of the World.

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid

Now this many people aren’t ready to handle. But it doesn’t make it any less true.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are WE the SONS(offspring) of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM

At the moment it may not appear that we are who we are in Christ. But when THIS GREAT TRUTH, this GOSPEL is revealed to us, this LIFE IS RESURRECTED in us, then WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM. Because AS JESUS CHRIST IS SO ARE WE.

Pay attention to this next verse. Right now we are as sheep following a Shepherd, but look WHO WE BECOME when we enter into this understanding.

John 10
1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that entereth in by the door IS THE SHEPHERD of the sheep.

Now here is the reason that we must all come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH. Because in fact we are all ONE IN CHRIST.

Romans 12:5
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another

We are ALL ONE BODY! This is why a majority of scripture teaches to do unto others as you want done to yourself. In fact, when you hurt others you are indeed hurting yourself. When you love and lift up others you are loving and lifting yourself up. Notice how scripture states, Love others as you love YOURSELF.

Romans 13:9
YOU shall love your neighbour as YOURSELF.

The entire law rests on these two things, Loving God, Loving Others. And the others you love are to be loved as yourself, for you are ONE WITH THEM!

According to scripture God only has one SON (child of God) – ADAM & CHRIST, the 1st child and the last child. But ONLY ONE begotten SON of God.

Adam, which literally means MANKIND, is the first NATURE OF MAN (Ignorant) and the second ADAM (Mankind) is RISEN, ENLIGHTENED…. So even though you see many, many people, we, the MANY make up the ONE SON (CHILD OF GOD)

Romans 12:5
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Should the hand say to the foot, you’re not Christ. Should Bob say to Bertha, you’re not Christ? I think not… Although, not all have CHRIST RISEN (revealed) in them… HOWEVER, CHRIST is in all.

Meaning most are still DEAD IN ADAM (ignorant of who they are, which is of course God’s child) but when you BELIEVE THE TRUTH you will LIVE (Be resurrected in Christ, as Christ) — too much for some to comprehend, I understand. But think about it, we are given the NAME OF CHRIST, THE MIND OF CHRIST, AND WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST… who truly are we?

The instant we ate of that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. The POWER AND WISDOM of God was buried underneath the lies of who began to believe ourself to be. Then we put God outside of us far away from us and we DIED (Became Ignorant).

Look, the Hope of Glory is not Christ outside of me returning soon. The Hope of Glory is CHRIST IN ME. It does not say the Hope of Glory is for Christ to resurrect in a separate literal flesh body outside of our own. In fact, before Jesus died he told everyone where he was going and where he, and we, would be.

John 14
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Now many will say THE FATHERS HOUSE is some place far away, a place called Heaven, where Jesus (the great carpenter that he is, will be building us a mansion of gold) — However, people the FATHERS HOUSE is not outside of us, in fact, WE ARE THE FATHERS HOUSE. The Temple of God – US!

Luke 19:46
Saying unto them, It is written, My house (the Temple) is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

This is an allegory. Jesus, had to go before his followers made him God himself. And today that is exactly what a majority of Christians have done. Made Jesus separate from us, and called him God, instead of seeing Jesus as a brother.

Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

This false belief takes the focus of God and finding the truth of who we are in God. Jesus always put the focus on the Father, and he also said we would do greater things than he, “Greater things than these we shall do”, that as he is a Light in this world, we are the Lights of this world, that as John put it “As Christ is, so are we in this world”. Jesus understood that we were no different from him, he was just the First born among the DEAD (Ignorant), the First Born among many brethren… – which means people, we are all ONE IN GOD. Which was the very nature of Jesus’s prayer in the Gospel of John.

John 17:11
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

The prayer basically means, God let them understand that WE ARE THE SAME!

There is NO DIVISION in ONE. Meaning we are ALL ONE, all the SAME, all united. Think about how much better the world would be if we saw each other as a part of ourselves. If we knew what we did to them, we do to ourselves. This is a great mystery, because so many people are selfish and think they are separate from others, when in fact, as Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.” – Meaning what you do to others, will most surely be done to you, because we are all ONE.

In truth, Hosea puts the 3rd day resurrection wonderfully and it paints a clearer picture of how this truly speaks of all of us.

Hosea 6
1 Come, let US RETURN to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. 2 After two days he will revive US; on the THIRD DAY he will restore US, that WE may live in his presence.

The resurrection spoken here is about restoring ALL OF US to the Power and Wisdom of God (Christ), after being stricken by the darkness of our vain imagination. It is all about RETURNING TO GOD (Truth).

But, I will answer, in a nutshell, why I am not worried, or concerned, that I do not hold onto a belief that “Literal Decaying Bodies or skeletons in the ground” will rise again in the judgment. And why I am only concerned with our RISING from the DEATH of our ignorance, as judgment begins at the house of the Lord. (ME and YOU). And if judgment begins IN US then that means God is going to destroy everything IN US that is not IN HIM (GOD/TRUTH/SPIRIT) until CHRIST is formed in us, as Paul said. Every false belief (portrayed as goats, tares, etc in scripture) will be destroyed, burned away (spiritually), when Christ is RESURRECTED IN US.

Galatians 4:19
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you

Look at a very similar passage in Revelation.

Revelation 12:2
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Just who do you think that WOMAN is… The WOMAN is our SOUL, who is going to deliver CHRIST. So the WORD will be RESURRECTED in our FLESH.

I spent a good deal of my life in carnal practices and principles. There was a time that I believed I had to baptize my son thanks to Catholic guilt. But I wised up and did not do the same for my daughter Shiloh, who according to the Catholic church is damned until she does so. Ah, the foolishness of vain traditions built on fear and shame.

Carnal mankind has made a god in their image. A god they can control. A god they can give birth to every year, persecute and crucify every year, and raise again every year. This is what many are celebrating today. The resurrection of Jesus, which takes all of the focus off the TRUE RESURRECTION that is to take place within us all. They look OUTSIDE OF THEMSELVES and WAIT. When God looks WITHIN and MADE CLEAR through Jesus RESURRECTION IS IN THE HERE AND NOW! So please tell me why everyone is looking to the sky and waiting and not wanting the kingdom to come (be revealed) on earth (in our waking life) as in heaven (the true spirit life/God’s ways and wisdom)

Ephesians 3:10
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God

But now, I am moving unto perfection and I challenge you all to at least question and possibly do the same. Even though I understand “Each Man in His Order”.

Look, like Paul, there was a time that I, too, knew Jesus after the FLESH (My carnal mind) but No longer. Now I find it hard to know anyone, or anything, after the Flesh. In fact, if you’ve read my articles enough times it should be pretty clear I’m all about the “spirit” of a thing. I look for the “spirit” of what the scriptures teach, and I leave the literal (letter) because it doesn’t profit me, or anyone, at all.

In the discussion I mentioned earlier a new friend raised an important point. “What about those that witnessed Jesus placed in the Tomb, and witnessed his disappearance and ascension, etc.”

This point is the genesis of this essay and deals specifically with what was “quickened” to me about this event. Quick note of that, look again at what I wrote, “what was QUICKENED to me”. You when reading this had no problem understanding I meant, what was revealed to me, what was made clear to me. Yet, there are many people who will say a “Quickening” spirit is a spirit that will re-animated a literally physically dead body. As opposed to understanding it is all about QUICKENING (giving understanding and wisdom which is a tree of life to one who had previously been ignorant.)

1 Corinthians 15
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Our first nature is all about our five senses, it’s all about the temporal, sensual world. The first man, in other words, is NATURAL. (Get it?) Our second nature (after the truth has been RISEN within us) was made a quickening spirit. In other words, we don’t look to the nature, literal letter of things, we see to the SPIRIT of things. We don’t say the parable is literal, we say, “this is what the parable is teaching us.”

But I digress, I am going to attempt to show you that the events after Jesus’ death, where Joseph and Nicodemus begged for the dead body of Jesus from Pilate and buried him is ACTUALLY a picture of carnal Christians who CRAVE that DEAD JESUS (who they continue to worship today as a Dead Man from two thousand years ago). You find an image of that Dead Man hanging from crosses in Churches, in paintings, in movies, on tv, on tee-shirts, jewelry, etc… And then many go so far as to say that Dead Man Jesus is God. Knowing full well, Jesus never taught this, and that the scriptures are pretty clear we are not to place an image to what God looks like at all. He shouldn’t be likened to anything in the sea, in the air, in the earth, beneath the earth, and most definitely not in the IMAGE OF CORRUPTIBLE NATURAL MAN!

Romans 1:23
And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man

You see God is not Man, God is the SPIRIT WITHIN MAN! God was IN JESUS, God is in CHRIST reconciling the world to himself.

2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself

You see, most today ignorantly worship a Dead Flesh Man from 2000 years ago, as opposed to worshipping the LIFE GIVING SPIRIT that is the SON OF GOD, which is the WORD OF GOD, which is the LIGHT OF ALL MANKIND, which we ALL HAVE OUR LIFE HID IN (Christ). This WORD is what LIVES and is RESURRECTS WITHIN US and BECOMES US and we BECOME HIM.

John 17:22
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one

This is like me praying, God please let them understand what I understand that we are one, so that they can understand that they are one, that we are all ONE! You in me, I in them, etc, etc. ONE! Please tell me how this leaves room for a resurrection outside of us, separate from us?

No, Christ is FORMED/BIRTHED in us. Christ is revealed in us! Christ is resurrected IN US!

“Until Christ be formed IN you.”

But the many that call themselves Christians today, are just like Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus. They don’t want CHRIST resurrected WITHIN THEM! They want the DEAD JESUS MAN. And so they take this belief and tuck it away in their Tomb (hearts/soul/ignorant understanding) and of course when people come looking for the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE it is nowhere to be found. Because you can’t find the LIVING (enlightened) among the DEAD (carnal/ignorant).

 John 19
38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.  40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

Here we see the picture of two men, Joseph and Nicodemus. Let’s first look at Joseph of Arimathaea.

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHAEA

1) Joseph was a disciple in SECRET – He was ashamed of knowing the living Jesus. — And we know how that goes over with Christ.

“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed”

2) Joseph was STILL WAITING for the Kingdom of God to come.

“He was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself WAITED for the kingdom of God.” Luke 23

I guess Joseph missed Jesus’ lesson that the KINGDOM of GOD is here now and WITHIN. Perhaps that is why he was still waiting.

Now onto Nicodemus.

NICODEMUS

1) Nicodemus was also ashamed of the TRUTH (Jesus) this is why he came to Jesus at NIGHT. A symbol of seeing Jesus in the DARK (carnally)

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  The same came to Jesus by NIGHT” John 3

2) Nicodemus was ignorant of the truth, much like Joseph of A.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?  

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

Both Joseph and Nicodemus were ignorant and ashamed of Christ. But BOTH CRAVED THAT DEAD BODY of JESUS. Isn’t this what so many so-called Christians are doing today. Aren’t they waiting for that Dead Jesus to return. Isn’t that REALLY what the Easter celebration is all about. One day every year getting together to celebrate something that happened in the past (whether literal or allegorical) it is obvious this was something that happened in the past. And Mankind re-peat the past again and again. Yet, we are clearly instructed to FORGET ABOUT THE PAST and MOVE UNTO PERFECTION.

Philippians 3:13
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are BEHIND, and reaching forth unto those things which are before

Paul said, he FORGOT what happened in the past and reached for what was to come. Why do most people today continue to live in the past. Why does mankind continue to look back and wait for the future, instead of looking within in the here and now? The reason is, “they know not what they do.”

So in their ignorance, ignorant mankind does what Joseph of A and Nicodemus did. They dress up dead Jesus, by wearing dead Jesus jewelry, talking about how Jesus died, acting it out and getting everyone to put their faith in past events instead of NOW. It’s a faith based on Death (THAT WHICH NO LONGER EXISTS/LIVES). Yes, carnal/ignorant mankind also CRAVES THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS…

They just can’t wrap their minds around the truth of the resurrection which is unto LIFE IN THEM. But the DEATH of someone in the past, and that dead man’s resurrection they say is literally true. And so instead of reaching for Christ within, they keep looking behind and say he is coming again.

Like many today, Joseph, and Nicodemus, didn’t have a clue about the things of God. If they did, they probably would not have been so concerned about “preserving” and “storing” the DEAD BODY of Jesus after following a bunch of vain religious burial rites and traditions. However, many today elevate these men as faithful disciples. They talk about how AWESOME NICK AT NIGHT AND JOSEPH A are, for taking that Dead Body of Jesus and parading it around, wrapping it all nice with sugar and spice and burying that dead body away in their new tomb. But people, they didn’t know the first thing about the truth. They wouldn’t be seen in public with the LIVING CHRIST, but the DEAD JESUS they were all about. That should say something.

Just like I will say, look we are all ONE WITH CHRIST, CHRIST’S LIFE IS OUR LIFE, CHRIST IS YOU AND I when that Daystar is risen in our heart(understanding)… people don’t want to have a part of this LIFE! No, they only want the version where Jesus is dead and gone and coming again. Just like Nick at Night and Joseph A.

These two ignorant men followed the ritual LAW for burial. Something that they would NOT DO had they the slightest understanding of CHRIST WITHIN. In Fact, I don’t think they would have paid much attention to the Dead Flesh Body of Jesus at all, if they knew the truth.

But, Joseph and Nicodemus are like many today that focus on the OUTWARD MAN which perishes, and ignore of the inward man, that is renewed. They worship the Creature, as opposed to the CREATOR. Which NO MAN can literally see!

“No one has seen the Father at any time” “God is spirit and truth”

Now a side note about what Jesus said we will be like in the Resurrection, for those who are waiting for us to rise again as immortal flesh bodies that we have right now.

29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do ERR, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the RESURRECTION they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are AS THE MESSENGERS of God in heaven.”

In the Resurrection we are AS THE ANGELS (MESSENGERS OF GOD’S TRUTH), not as we are now (SELFISH CARNAL SOULS)… When we are RESURRECTED we are as God’s messengers, as Sons and Daughters of the most high! (United in God’s spirit) 

So, now that we have a clearer picture of Joseph and Nicodemus. We see that they were two ignorant, howbeit well-meaning, good men, who CRAVED the LITERAL DEAD BODY of Jesus, and then followed the DEAD LAW and BURIED their DEAD JESUS in a TOMB for the DEAD.

Had they paid attention in the “Living” Jesus school, they would not have done such a thing.

Matthew 8:22
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Joseph and Nicodemus must have missed that day. Since they were BURYING DEAD JESUS. And as I mentioned earlier many today are the same. On Easter many are acting out the death and resurrection of that man who died two thousand years ago, never once understanding that Christ and they are in fact one.

There are carnal people who will wrap, bury, and protect that DEAD JESUS, they crave that DEAD BODY (The flesh man) and yet, they will NEVER admit that CHRIST Resurrects IN THEM. Like Nicodemus and Joseph they are ashamed of the LIVING CHRIST. Because this wisdom has not yet been quickened to them. But one day it will, each man in his order. They see themselves separate from Christ, not realizing it is impossible to be separate from Christ, as everything has its existence in the Power and Wisdom of God’s Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:39
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Look we can NEVER be separate from CHRIST (which is God’s word/truth/wisdom/spirit/son). We can only be DEAD (ignorant) to the TRUTH of that.

Now, I want to tell all of you what and who CHRIST is. We know many say, it means annointed ONE. But really, what does CHRIST MEAN, and what does CHRIST DO, and why Christ? Well check out what scripture says, Christ is made to become for us!

1 Corinthians 1:30
But OF him are YOU -IN- Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Re-read that people. The WORD OF GOD is TRUTH, a LAMP to our FEET, LIFE. And Christ is MADE to become for us, WISDOM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION. Christ is TRUE LIFE. And we are OF HIM meaning our very essence is GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT revealed in CHRIST. But no one seems to want this, they want and crave that DEAD BODY OF JESUS.

The Natural man cares only about Natural things. So it makes sense that so many are waiting for a literal natural appearance of Jesus Christ. But the Spiritual Man, which is our SECOND NATURE, knows nothing naturally, waits for nothing, and looks for nothing, for everything is WITHIN!

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more SURE WORD of prophecy; whereunto YOU DO WELL THAT YOU LISTEN, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEART.

Notice, it doesn’t say, the DAYSTAR coming again from a far off distant place. This SURE WORD OF PROPHECY speaks ONLY OF Christ RISING IN YOUR HEART to become Wisdom, understanding, righteousness, redemption, sanctification. CHRIST ONLY RESURRECTS IN YOU PEOPLE!

Few will believe Peter’s “SURE WORD” of prophesy. Because they have been taught since they were children, the same error they continue to teach today to their children. And if you dare say a word otherwise, you will be threatened, attacked, torn down, because the Darkness (Ignorant) hate the Light. (Truth)

“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:”

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”

It’s all about the OUTSIDE with those stuck in Adam (The natural carnal man). They worship the Flesh, which is why they condemn and attack, as these are fruits of Carnality. To the carnal religious it’s all about the Flesh. They are right in their own carnality and pride and the rest who believe differently (In “their” eyes will burn for all of eternity)

Now, does that sound like they worship a God of Love? A God, who teaches humility, long-suffering, patience? A Teacher is to be apt in these areas, not quick to judge and condemn. Christ did NOT come (rise/revealed) into the world to CONDEMN it but to SAVE it. And when Christ RISES in each of us, we too will be saved! Saved from our own ignorance, not some future torture.

Today on Easter, many may dress up their DEAD BELIEFS and do all they can to make their false beliefs look, and smell good. They want to “PRESERVE” their error and hold unto it forever. No matter how you slice it, the Jesus they are working so hard to “PRESERVE” is DEAD. Then, like the ignorant and ashamed Joseph and Nicodemus, MANY want to make sure their TOMB is sealed so they can KEEP THAT DEAD JESUS safe, so no one will take what they now own away. And they do this by ROLLING A GREAT STONE in front of the TOMB.

And what does this stone represent? Their works, beliefs and laws!

Consider, how the STONE needs to be rolled away to water he sheep. The STONE needs to be thrown to kill the Giant. The STONE is used to KILL and PUNISH. The STONES are what the LAW is written on to begin with. Joseph, and Nicodemus are pictures of those who worship a DEAD JESUS and keep that DEAD JESUS tucked away and covered by their works of the law, which is all death.

How do I know this? Well, what did the ANGEL say when everyone was looking in a TOMB (Carnal soul) for the RISEN CHRIST? Mind you they were NOT looking for the dead Christ at this point but the RISEN CHRIST and they could not find Christ there… and what did the ANGEL SAY?

“Why seek you the living among the dead?”

You cannot FIND THE TRUTH in DEAD BELIEFS or CARNAL UNDERSTANDING. You will NEVER find the TRUTH if you continue to look for DEAD FLESH to be raised. No matter how many Easter services you attend.

The good news is even this GREAT STONE (works, carnal beliefs, laws and traditions) will be rolled away when the TRUTH descends from a higher place of understanding and is revealed to us. And it will shake our beliefs and traditions to the very core, breaking apart every foundational belief we once put our faith in.

Matthew 28:
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

And when that day comes, we will know Christ as we are known by Christ!

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

News flash people, when you know as you are known, YOU KNOW YOUR TRUE SELF!

Colossians 3:
4 When Christ, who is OUR LIFE, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org
“The Truth Will Change You”

THE DEATH OF RELIGION


THE DEATH OF RELIGION

Samuel said to Saul, “You’ve done foolishly… Now YOUR kingdom shall NOT continue. The Lord is looking for those after his own heart!”

If this above passage doesn’t speak volumes to you about the state of religion today then you must revist this story again. Saul’s Kingdom was in the wilderness, David’s Kingdom was established in the land of promise. Saul was consumed with pride, tormented, no longer cared for God’s timing or ways. Saul could not kill the GIANT carnal nature within him, because his man made armor did not fit. Instead of recognizing the new day and the way of love and faith, Saul sought to kill the “beloved of God/David”. David (Those beloved of God) would not take the Kingdom by force, but waited on God. In the end Saul would perish, as would those who stood with him. David would assume the crown of Righteousness. This is the day we are in. The Death of Religious abuse and persecution is at it’s end. And we, Like David, will dance into the land of promise naked (free from the religius beliefs that hid our true nature from sight)

This is a wake up call for all of us. We must ask God “teach me the truth no matter what the cost.” Because LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, PEACE, AND SHARING is what will bring the greatest riches to mankind. I pray this speaks directly to those who need to hear it.

MAKE ME A LIVING EPISTLE


MAKE ME A LIVING EPISTLE PART 1

I’m on a mission you see, to see God at work in my life, by seeing those he places in my path. My desire is to reach as many people as possible without mentioning any religion, or putting out any religious mumbo jumbo, no I simply want to show love to others.

The day has come when you don’t need to go door to door, saying “KNOW GOD”, all will KNOW GOD from the least to the greatest. So my next couple of posts here will be different. There will be days, where I have stuggled and God has allowed me to overcome, days when I have been blessed and God has allowed me to stop everything I am doing to help another, days when I don’t want to mention God at all, but I promise these days will mean something to us all. Because I am writing them, to learn from them myself.

This new series of essays, is my way of simply sharing how I desire to see the world, and others. And my desire is to change this world, to have peace where there is pain, hope where there has never been. I want everyone to know, that no matter what is happening, IT IS ALL FOR THEIR GOOD AND THE GOOD OF THE WORLD!

I believe people are hungry to know the real God, the real Christ, or whatever SPIRIT you want to call the ONE SPIRIT IN US ALL CALLED “LIMITLESS LOVE AND LIFE.” I believe it is the day, where GOD is meant to be seen, heard, felt, and rejoiced over THE WORLD. The day when the weak will become strong in their compassion, and the strong will become weak in their greed and pride, and together they will help each other to come to the knowledge of the Truth and the stature or the perfect creation, which is our destiny, who we are and have forgot. GOD’S CHILD!

I will not force my beliefs on anyone, and I will do my best to only answer emails I get saying I am wrong, will a solid answer that will show love. Because we are all brother and sisters, we are all one, we are not separate and my goal is show everyone that. I believe that by doing this, more will know this and do this in return, and like a wild-fire it will spread, and then the world will finally know what REVIVAL IS! Not some carny show, where false healers shout about false healing, but people in their suffering can find the purpose and joy and peace of it all!

By showing them this love it won’t matter what faith they are, they will know God, regardless of what the name, they will know that what I am, they are too, and I, by looking for these moments, without great money, without greed deeds, will make a difference. Whether it be a simple talk at a counter, or what you are about to read below, the difference is going to be made. And people will understand how powerful, unique, and special they are, regardless of what they have been through, or currently are. They will learn that what they believe, they can become and what they believed they are. They will know their circumstances are there to help them understand they can rise above them, and finally let them go. Most importantly, they will understand they are not better than anyone, and this is when the last war will be won in their lives. Because they will have learned to give up the fight, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Just yesterday I wrote about rejoicing in my trials. About how as I sat in my house, watching the flat roof be repaired, our finances get a bit worse… well let’s just say a lot of debt. What I didn’t expect however, was after writing an article about praising God in the midst of the storm, and trusting there was a way out, that the VERY NEXT DAY, I would be getting such incredible stomach pain, that I thought I would die. I went to sleep, knowing it was my Crohn’s disease. Something I have had for years, since I was a teen. A serious case of Crohns, many blood transfusions, hospitalizations, accidents, surgeries, bowl resection, and too many horrible tests to recall. I suffered until I met my wife, then more trials would surface, this time in regards to my childhood, which I will get into at a later time.

But that is a piece of why I believe I got Crohns disease at 15, and suffered for so long. A disease where your immune system attacks your digestive system, the allegory of course, MY SELF DEFENSE mechanism attacking My DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, I hated myself, thought I was no good, so how could I possibly EAT OF THAT BREAD OF LIFE… But I also would go on to try to be the best at everything to gain approval, and this is why I accomplished so much. Because I believed my accomplishing something great would finally pave the way for people to love me, and I would finally feel worthy to be loved! Because I had been conditioned and programmed to believe I had to please everyone else, to which I found I was only rewarded with rejection, abuse, abandonment, betrayal, mocking hate, accusations, gossip, and other yucky stuff.

But isn’t it the saddest thing, to hear someone say, “the only way for me to feel worthy of love is to do something great.” The truth being, we are all great, we don’t need to work to be anything, we need to accept and love.

ADAM AND EVE, were already the image of God, they didn’t need to eat of that tree or do anything to become like God, they were BORN THAT WAY! And so are we, but we too, ate of this tree called, the cares of this world, the laws of religion, and man, and we too feel ashamed of who we are and hide behind out many works and accomplishments, or titles, or street rep, etc, as Adam and Eve hid behind their fig leaves, lost in the trees of their own imagination. Which is the world! So my CALLING, to quote a great book, called THE CALLING (HINT HINT HINT) is to “WAKE THEM UP FROM THIS SLUMBER!” Because TOO MANY PEOPLE, including those who have tried, and try to hurt me, even some reading this now, feel that they are no good, will amount to nothing, and need to prove to the world how great they are, because they feel so shallow. But like ADAM and EVE they simply forgot they already are perfect. I’m here to remind them. Because if no one in their life told them how good they are, someone needs to. If they are suffering and struggling, they need to know it is for a great purpose and that God has not abandoned them, but given them a oppurtunity to be a light in this world…

WELL THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE! Make me a Living Epistle to be read of all men, let ME, be an image of God in this world, and never let me say you must do this or that, let me simply tell other who they are at heart, and help them to remember, they aren’t their past, they aren’t their mistakes or what people have called them. They are GOD’S CHILD AND ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS IF IT IS DONE FOR ALL THINGS! So please enjoy a day on this adventure I began.

DAY 2: 1/20/2009

My pain got so bad, every other minutes it felt like knives were turning inside me. My beautiful wife all night, worried, in the morning she would call in sick and take me to the hospital. Boy was I in pain. The other day, I rejoiced at how hard things were, I didn’t factor this into the equation.

However sick I was, I KNEW many good things would come out of it.

EMERGENCY ROOM!
ut I Praise God they are admitting me:) just what I needed, a time to heal up, no responsibility, people surrounding me who ONLY want me to get better. My wife rubbing my head and telling me how much she loves me, my kids so compassionate and not running around like 10,9, and 7 years olds do. No dogs to take care of, or workers to deal with and yes the drugs are nice tooooooo. 

In any event just got even better news while here, about our dream house. Now the Entire upper roof, not just the small addition roof needs to be replaced…. Wow, God is definitely moving in our life this year. Now some of you may find this hard to believe but this excites me. Because soon I will be writing a note about how good life is because of all I went through. You see, this is exactly what I want and wouldn’t change it at all, because i know not only will goodness and mercy follow me, BUT great things will come out of this and already have.

I have met one person after another who i just happened to say exactly what they needed to hear. One young man, got into a fight, he had been arrested times before, he’d sold drugs, did drugs, “did bad things” he said. I simply told him about his value and worth. I told him guilt will only create more things to feel guilty for later. I told him everything that he did, or happened in his life would make him the amazing man he was about to become. He had never been told such a thing, and he was so grateful, he went from being a young thug who thought himself to be good for nothing, to seeing that he was Gods child and could do all things, I showed him a small part of how unbelievable he is, and he wanted more. I thank God for this 25-year-old, whose rap name is Bighead… Or, the older nurse I spoke too, who overheard me talking to my wife, about how all things will, and already have worked out. The nurse was so taken by what I said, she told me how hard things were for her. And she left a different person knowing that it is only after the storm that our old nasty homes are rebuilt into the mansion we always wanted them to be. But if the storms would never come, we would have no reason to change or strive for more, and we certainly would never know how truly strong we all are.

When we trust in a God that is in control of all things and we look for the good that can come out of all we experience, when we look for the very good reason we are where we are, then we will find stories like these on a daily basis. When we rejoice in our sufferings, it doesn’t mean we don’t wish things could be different at times, it simply means we understand Gods wisdom and will is manifold greater than our own. In addition when we trust in that, we truly are being in everything and every circumstance a light in a very dark world.

I know there are so many that have a hard time seeing that there is so much good in what we call bad, but please tell me if the alternative is good news?

Would thinking that God doesn’t want you sick when you are sick give you hope? Does God not wanting hard times to fall on you but allowing it anyway, show you that God loves you?

OR

Or can you for a moment say, “Okay, you know what God this sucks, but I’m here for a reason. I have purpose and good, will come out of all I endured.” By understanding this you won’t sit around saying woe weighs me.

It’s easy to say, oh you can’t choose your circumstances, but you can change how you see them. But I tell you there is more . And you cannot simply change your view of things until you understand there is a point to all you endure. If you can’t see that perhaps you drug addiction is to help others never need drugs, your paralysis is to teach other how to walk upright, your poverty is to teach others how truly rich they are, if you can’t see that your hardship could literally change lives wouldn’t you see the good in what you had to endure. Who is to say that, that young man who many might consider a thug on the outside was tired of feeling like a failure and had plans to end it all, then God afflicted me a man he knew wouldn’t curse him or leave him to speak to that lost boy. Who is to say that that conversation made a difference and that not only will he not kill himself, he will go on to find a cure for Crohns disease, which will save countless lives… All because God afflicted me for but a moment. Would one or two days pain be worth that? Would anyone who could see the end from the beginning ever complain again, when they see all the good that comes out of it? No way!

I don’t want my suffering and hardship to ever be in vain. And I refuse to believe a God of love would allow hardship and pain unless there is something good that can come out of it. So, armed with this faith, I will use my experiences to help others who are going through the same. I will tell them look for the opportunities God planted to water so they could grow into who they are truly and what they must remember they are, Gods beloved child! 

Dont look for JUST the silver lining, but the mountain of gold hiding in your trial, with the right eyes it won’t matter what you come up against You will learn to be free. Everyone wins when you Rest in God. 

To enter in Gods rest we must cease from our work. We have to take ourselves out of the equation. It is no longer I that live but christ. We learn so much through what we suffer. And that is always how it has been to those that have tasted of that heavenly fruit called tree of life/wisdom and faith.

In prison they sang praises to God and because of it, every cage was opened and every shackle came off. This world needs more heralds of the New Day! It needs more that say Thank you My Father for all you have given, thank you for the life you have given me to me and out of all you have give me I have lost nothing, beside my ignorant unbelievingly selfish greedy untrusting heart.

Now even though many heard the praises and songs, and even though the shackles fell, many stayed in their cell. And I am saying GET OUT! LIVE FREE as this is my hope and dream.

Now to do this, to trust in God, to keep above the ways of the world as Jesus walked on water, it means you must have the desire to get rid of everything you think you know and simply trust God, as when every storm came they threw out everything weighing them down. The only thing Paul told them to keep was the faith that they would LIVE, but only if they did this. So do this, will ya? 

Trust God who makes everything beautiful in its time. And it is high time we stop with the fear, shame, guilt, and hate. We simply need to discern properly…. Choose which God you will serve, one that doesn’t want unfortunate events to happen and allows them. Or choose the God that has a point and purpose and show you the great FORTUNE in it all.

RING, RING, just now I had a call from my amazing wife, she is worried because we don’t seemingly have the money for all of these repairs and reconstruction on the house that we have. But I told not only will we have what we need, we already do… “And how do I know this?” she asked. “Because it’s happening for a reason and whatever the result is it will bring us to a powerfully rewarding finish, that right now, even though it seems like another shoe couldn’t possibly fall, I say those shoes are falling for a reason, because blessed are the feet of those that bring the gospel (good news) …

We are all going to get through what we are going through, we all have to go through what we go through, but I promise you the instant you trust God and look for the treasures and lives you can touch all around, it is the your salvation from your troubles will be found.


Love God, Love Others, by Loving God you Love others, by Loving Others You Love God!

Much more to come – tomorrow – the responses I got. Some people, actually believe i could bring this, or keep this on myself. My answer, tomorrow!

Jacob
http://www.jacobisrael.org
Check out my novel at the link above, …..The Calling A Voice In The Dead Woods

BREAKFAST WITH DEAN – Reincarnation?

BREAKFAST WITH DEAN

Early one morning, I and my friend Dean Dosher spoke about the possibility of re-incarnation, universalism, who all of humanity is, and how we are finished in perfection. I decided to record the conversation, which usually lasts about 30 minutes or so, every day or so, last night I edited the conversation down. So much ground in covered in these eleven minutes, that you may have to watch this many times, to grab hold of what is said. Philosophy which literally means the LOVE OF WISDOM is something, so many people are hungry for. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? WHAT IS THE POINT? WHO ARE WE? You’ll have to watch and find out, and you may be surprised in the end, to find out, if we know or not. 🙂 Enjoy