EQUAL WITH GOD?


EQUAL WITH GOD?

There is a war going on in your mind Ladies and Gentlemen. You may not even be aware of it. Never the less, every evil under the sun is a result of the unrest within the heart of mankind. This essay is meant to help bring this to an end.

You see, there are two voices in your head, one that leads to life and peace and one that leads to death (suffering/ignorance). The scriptures do a great job expressing this duality. We understand that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways because mankind cannot serve two masters. A person cannot hate and love at the same time just as a person cannot be selfish and charitable at the same time. You see there is a choice that needs to be made. The problem is we have been conditioned since birth to listen to the wrong voice/thought. And so we often follow after pride and hurt feelings doing what we should not, because the wrong voice convinces us “we are in the right.”

Now this deceptive voice disguises itself as you, but it is NOT you. It is an adversary to the REAL YOU. Scripture tells us that one’s enemy is found in his own house. This “house” we often read about is a symbol of a person’s sense of being/soul. And so when we hear this adversaries voice within us, within our sense of BE-ING we can often mistake it for true guidance and ignorantly follow after it. Sadly, when we follow after the wrong voice we find nothing but suffering in return.

Most of us are ruled by this voice. We become so used to the wrong voice that we become slaves to it… The end result is great sorrow.

Psalm 13:2
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

This enemy, this deceptive voice within you is the “YOU”, you sometimes think you are, in your most selfish and prideful moments, BUT ARE NOT! This is the “god” of this world we read about in scripture. This lying voice in our head keeps us blinded, it keeps us from our true potential, as well as from a life of peace and power.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

This “voice” is the great dragon that makes war with children of God. It is the Father of all lies, the devil, otherwise known in psychological circles as the ID, or as I like to call it, the carnal ego of mankind.

For a better understanding of this voice, after reading this essay, simply watch my video “the trumpet sounds”, or read any article I have on here about the devil/carnal ego of man.

Now this BEASTLY VOICE, also known in scripture as the “Anti-Christ”, this pretender, this monster of a carnal ego or ours doesn’t not have a separate voice, it sounds like us when we hear it within. It uses our own voice against us. What I mean by this is, we process thoughts in the language of our birth within, our thoughts are like an operating program. Each person follows the commands within to know what to do next. The problem is, somewhere along the line, another program (much like a computer virus) was planted and now these TWO VOICES are growing up together, within.

Matthew 13:24-26
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

At first it is very difficult to tell the difference between the Wheat (which are a result of the truth) and the Tares (a result of lies). When we are immature in the faith it is very difficult to know which voice really has our best interest in mind.

The reason being, this adversary, this “strange woman” as scripture describes it, hides within our minds and feeds us selfish lustful thoughts tricking us into doing its bidding. It does this by also tricking us into thinking we are justified to do that which we should not do.

This enemy wants you to think that YOU are the most important person on the planet. That the world and everything revolves around you. Now while in essence this is true, for you are the beginning and the end of your experience… SO IS EVERYONE ELSE. We are all in this together. We are all ONE. However, this voice wants you to think that YOU ARE GOD. That you can do as you please. This voice convinces YOU that you are the judge the jury and the executioner if the situation permits.

Ironically, this is also how you can tell if you are under the thumb of this enemy. If you think higher of yourself, if you leave peace and unity for anger, fear, shame, and division, if you stop loving others, YOU are being ruled by the voice of this “strange woman”.

This is why Jesus said, all one needs to do is LOVE and the law is fulfilled.

Matthew 22:
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

This above scripture also teaches us the only way to KNOW GOD IS TO LOVE. If you DO NOT LOVE your neighbor (any one besides yourself), as scripture states… YOU DO NOT KNOW GOD. The scripture goes on to say… because GOD IS LOVE.

Now I would like to take a brief moment to address something about this above scripture. Because of the line “God is LOVE”. The reason is many have reduced God to simply being an emotion because of it. Scripture states, God is Love… hence many state that is all God must be.

Yet, scripture states God is much more than that and if we are going to use scripture as source material for our faith we must truly examine this claim.

Let me list a couple of passages that also describe what God is… and then I will explain what the word “IS”, in “God IS love” really means. The first of which I believe many must grab hold of today… and that is, GOD IS NOT A MAN!

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?

Deuteronomy 4:24
For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire

Deuteronomy 4:7
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge

1 Chronicles 17:2
Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.

Psalm 75:7
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Habakkuk 3:19
The Lord God is my strength

John 4:24
God is a Spirit

2 Corinthians 1:18
But as God is true

The scriptures tell us no one can know God at anytime, that God’s ways are past finding out… Jesus himself said, that the FATHER WAS GREATER THAN HE. The scriptures state, that no one knows the times or the seasons but the Father. Jesus makes it clear that the FATHER’S WILL is greater than HIS PERSONAL WILL. For years, many evangelicals made the mistake to say JESUS WAS GOD. I have an essay that disputes this. And now today, many ex-Christians have seemed to start a movement founded on the idea that MAN IS GOD. I understand, that things I have shared may have sounded this way as well, however, this was never my intention. We are NOT the creator of all things, we are a co-creator, ONE WITH THE ONE THAT IS ALL THINGS!

And while, I would find it hard to believe ANYONE CAN TRULY KNOW “GOD”, as God’s ways are past our conscious mind’s ability to find out, just as we cannot know what it is that makes our heart beat…. WE CAN UNDERSTAND that to know God… ONE MUST LOVE! For LOVE is the pinnacle of creation.

Everything that is, and is not, and is yet to be, is the will of God. God is in all, through all, and IS all.

This is why Jesus thought it not robbery to make himself equal with God. Because he understood that God was IN him, and he was IN God… and yet, Jesus would never allow anyone to think that he was GOD… This is why he told the rich man, “why callest thou me good… there is NONE GOOD but the Father”. I would like to point out, that Jesus never said “I AM GOD” — instead he said, “before ABRAHAM was I AM”… BIG DIFFERENCE.

Let’s look at that scripture here Jesus supposedly claimed to be equal with God for a moment:

Philippians 2:6
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Let us break that down… The word FORM means an EXTERNAL EXPRESSION of something, you know LIKE AN “IMAGE”.

The word “EQUAL” does not mean “one and the same” however! Obviously, that would contradict his other claim that ONLY GOD WAS GOOD… The word “equal” in Greek is translated better as “to agree together” to be on the same page, as scripture describes “One accord” –

The root word for equal “Eido” means “to see, to perceive, to know” —

Jesus was saying, it wasn’t a bad thing to be of one accord, to be ONE WITH in word and deed, THAT IT WASN’T TAKING AWAY FROM GOD TO TRULY KNOW GOD, to truly EXPRESS GOD… AND YES, TO DO WHAT GOD CAN DO!

Just it is NOT ROBBERY to see, to comprehend, and to express the very wisdom and power of the spirit of “God” within us in the temporal plain.

This IS what we are… “Christ” – The power and wisdom of God.

Jesus understood, that if People SAW him, they also could “SEE/Understand/Perceive” God… for he was in God, and God was in him… He, like you and I, are the OUTWARD EXPRESSIONS of “Him” — we are GOD’S IMAGE — God is the spirit of LIFE that is our source, which animates us, WHICH IS THE TRUE US… for we are all ONE.

Ephesians 4:4-6
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The word “I am that I am” translates better as “I will become whatever I will become” – I will be whatever I will be… and that explains why each of us seems to be so unique, while at heart we are all ONE AND THE SAME SPIRIT.

In the past, I have described God as Love and truth. I have gone on to share that we and God are One. Meaning, that IN HIM WE ALL HAVE OUR EXISTENCE…

Acts 17:27-29
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

In addition, I have said, WE CREATE! Of course we create… We can make joy and peace, or war and misery. The reason is, the SPIRIT WITHIN US is not mocked… whatever a person sows they will reap!

You see people mankind was given dominion, the scriptures state “all is created by the son, through the son, and for the son” and WE ARE THE SON (elohiym/gods) – YET WE ARE NOT ALL GOD IS. We are a unique part of the whole.

Colossians 1:15-19
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell

WE ARE NOT GOD ALONE… We are the IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE FIRSTBORN OF EVERYTHING! Everything was created BY us and for US and by US do all things consist… So in a sense everything that is IS God, but we are NOT while we still walk around here with our human identity.

Jesus said, I go to my Father for he is GREATER than I am… And I say the same.

If you have seen me you have seen God… but GOD IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN LITTLE OLD ME!

Now, that other voice in our head may try to trick us into thinking WE ARE IT, this is depicted in the scripture where Jesus was tempted (drawn away by his own lusts) by the Devil (the ID, Carnal Ego, Strange Woman, father of all lies) but his response is one we all must meditate on, especially today when we see so many declaring such.

Matthew 4
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Now in a sense, Jesus is also saying… Zip it Ego… You work for me… The word Lord “The one who truly exists” – That is God, and yes Jesus, and We are as much of God, as God is us… We are IN him, and He is IN us… YET instead of acting like we are the creator of all things… we MUST serve others (for they are us as well). What we do to one, we do to ourselves.

The DEVIL in this story… is the “YOU” YOU THINK YOU ARE! It is your separate identity. And it wants WHO YOU REALLY ARE to bow down and worship it. Sadly, so many today are doing it ignorantly. This is why we see so much suffering in the world.

And while others today are simply reducing God to an emotion called Love… All one needs to do this is dig a bit deeper into these scriptures as opposed to taking it to mean what it states literally.

The word “IS” in this passage, is the third person singular of “to be”, indicating MOOD…. “to EXIST in, or to BE IN, LOVE”… GOD IS NOT SIMPLY LOVE! “God” is simply a word to describe the indescribable life force that everything consists us. And what the scripture “GOD IS LOVE” is explaining is…. You cannot even being to think you KNOW GOD, UNLESS YOU LOVE! Because LOVE is the evidence that you are at PEACE with yourself and everything… WHICH IS GOD.

In addition, when you don’t exist “IN LOVE”, which creates harmony and peace, you will find yourself in a world of hurt.

So when we follow after the “lips” of this “strange woman” (as scripture describes this adversary, ID, Carnal Ego, Anti-Christ, etc) telling us WE ARE GOD AND WE CAN DO WHAT WE WANT we find only suffering.

Now, this suffering as it turns out is a GOOD THING. It is a Karmic Principle at work. It guarantees our safe return to the UNITY that we are.

2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation

This is why scripture states, all will come to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man, all will be saved, all of creation will sing praised… every wrong will be made right, every tear will be wiped away… and more!

If we stepped out of unity with one another and we did not suffer because of it, we would forever be lost. However, since we do reap what we sow, we do learn after being burned by our ignorance, it is better to do good than bad, to love rather than hate.

And so we MUST learn to ignore the voice of this “strange woman”.

Now, to do this we must first acknowledge there is a problem to begin with. WE HAVE TO GET OVER OURSELVES. WE HAVE TO GET OVER THE IDEA THAT WE ARE RIGHT AND OTHERS ARE WRONG.

Wherever your heart is your treasure will be found. Meaning, if you want to be in distress you will discover distress, if you want to follow after drama, you will be rewarded with drama. So too, if you want to be at peace eventually you will.

If we want our suffering to end, we must find a way to IGNORE this counterfeit voice in our head.

WE MUST RESIST THIS DEVIL SO IT FLEES.

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

This will offer you a first step in the right direction I pray.

Proverbs 2:16
To deliver YOU from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words. 17 Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God. 18 For her house inclines unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

As a Man in a committed relationship it troubles me to see how many marriages are torn apart by adultery. Now while this is a real world issue, the real reason behind it is a “spiritual” one.

Let me first point out what the word “spirit” means. You see it isn’t anything truly supernatural at all. The word SPIRIT is simply a word used to describe your thoughts and words. All over scripture we find this. Whether it be the “spirit of truth” or the “spirit of lies”, the “spirit of God” or the “spirit of the world”, one does not have to go far to find this.

2 Samuel 23:2
The “Spirit of the Lord” spake by me, and his WORD was in my tongue.

The spirit of the Lord (existing one) should be understood as one’s TRUE THOUGHTS. Jesus explained that his words were spirit, and they were LIFE.

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

It is ALL ABOUT THOUGHT people. The problem is, too many today are focused on the wrong thoughts/voice in their head. This is a result of many years of conditioning on the part of our parents, our peers, and society as a whole. Since birth we are programmed to put our mind on the things of the FLESH and the LUSTS thereof.

Romans 8:5-6
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Now the works of the Flesh should be evident to us MAKING IT EASIER to follow after the SPIRIT. However, the Flesh (Carnal ego) is at war with the Spirit (God) and this is why we find ourselves in the predicament we are in.

Galatians 5
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

So what does all of this have to do with LITERAL MARRIAGE and ADULTERY? Well, we understand the things that are NOT SEEN by those that ARE.

So, as we see great division in the literal marriage bed, we also must understand this is analogous of the division we see in our hearts and relationship with God (SPIRIT of truth, love, power, life, unity).

More than 50% of marriages end in divorce. In addition, many more that are married are miserable rather than happy and fulfilled. Not to mention how many have affairs to try to compensate for the lack of love and excitement they find in their own marriage. And so they listen to the wrong voice in their heads and go behind their spouse’s back, whether physically, emotionally, or both. Now, I pointed all of this out because these “literal” adulterous relationships speak volumes about what is going on spiritually today.

As I stated earlier, the LITERAL is always an ALLEGORY or PARABLE of the SPIRITUAL.

By the things seen, we understand the unseen. In fact, everything that happens in our life explains where you are spiritually. You can know where a person’s heart is by the treasure they seek.

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:

For many in a literal marriage, sadly, it seems all too easy to be led away into an adulterous relationship with a strange woman or man, that is to say, a woman or man beside the one who has stood by the spouses side and loved and adored them, just as God loves and adores each and every one of us.

We will begin to see that as a Husband and Wife leave a literal marriage for an affair with a strange man or strange woman, mankind is also lured away spiritually to have an adulterous affair with their carnal mind/devil/id. In a sense cheating on the truth of “God” for the lies of this world (our lusts). Which, really is nothing more than people believing things about God, those around them, and themselves, that just AREN’T TRUE.

When lust takes hold of a person’s thoughts they follow after that “STRANGE WOMAN”. Anytime a fearful thought arises within us, deceiving us to follow after it, it makes it possible for that person to enter into this adulterous affair.

And like any literal adulterous relationship, at first the man or woman is deceived into believing this new relationship is just what he or she needs. However, the truth is, no affair ends pleasantly. And to return to the true marriage, whether in one’s heart or home can be very difficult.

The man or woman who left this true relationship/marriage will feel shame, may end up with a disease and will perhaps be punished by the true spouse for doing such a thing. A separation may occur or even divorce and families will be torn apart because of it all.

You see, as dangerous as a literal affair is, so too, we find pain, suffering, guilt, shame, and separation when people leave the TRUTH for the lies of that “strange woman” (false beliefs, lies, false gods, idolatrous beliefs, etc)

More over, just as the temptation is always present to stray from Husband and Wife, the temptation to stray away from our true husband (Christ= The Power and Wisdom of God) is one hundred fold stronger.

THE FLESH LUSTS AGAINST THE SPIRIT! The NATURAL rejects the SPIRITUAL!

Now for those that think CHRIST is a single, literal man. I have to tell you, this is a false teaching. For CHRIST is in ALL MANKIND, Christ is the LIGHT of the world and our LIFE is hid in Christ. We have to stop seeing Christ as a LITERAL SEPARATE MAN, and start seeing Christ as what I wrote above, the spirit of LIFE AND GOD that is within all MANKIND – the anointing of God’s truth and wisdom and power.

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:

1 Corinthians 1:24
…Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

For those who say, “No! Christ is just Jesus” I will direct you to John 1.

We are meant to be LIVING EPISTLES (WORDS of truth/spirit of truth) – WORDS/SWORD of God – We are AS JESUS, AND JESUS AS US.

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

When we understand that the WORD OF GOD, which according to scripture is TRUTH, is within all mankind then we can move onto step two.

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

Step Two, is then seeing that this Kingdom which is the WORD of God, which if our LIFE and TRUTH is meant to be seen (SYMBOLICALLY) as a Husband to us. In other words, we are to become ONE WITH IT. To express the WORD of God outwardly. To GIVE BIRTH to the CHRIST WITHIN.

Just as a Wife may leave a Husband, and a Husband may leave a Wife, for an affair causing heartache… We can leave the TRUTH for the LIES of the world, enter into an adulterous relationship causing heartache as well.

This is why we see so many instances in scripture of an adulteress, prostitute, or cheating spouse. This is a great allegory of how we have all gone after the STRANGE WOMAN (lies of religion and the world) and are hurt because of it.

The story of HOSEA (which in HEBREW means SALVATION) is a wonderful allegory of how much pain is caused by our adulterous affair with the LUSTS OF THIS WORLD.

Hosea 1
2The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD

Notice, how the LAND had committed whoredoms/ADULTERY. And what is a “WHORE” but a symbol of a woman or man who cares very little about themselves, or those they sleeps around with, for pay or not.

And this, in effect, is what we do spiritually every time we lay down with a false belief. It is all a parable of spiritual adultery. If you’ll receive it. This is also why we see so many literal marriages ending, so much cheating, and so many miserable people in this temporal/physical world.

What we see in the physical is an outward manifestation of what is going on within.

The lies of the “STRANGE WOMAN” is ruining the spiritual, emotional, and physical lives of so many. Once you learn to avoid the “Words=Thoughts” of this “Strange Woman” you will be like GOMER when she finally is healed of her many hurts and enters into a true relationship with her Husband “SALVATION” again. And then NOTHING shall separate you from SALVATION, which is LOVE again.

Romans 8:38-39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor 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.

YES, WE ARE SAVED FROM OUR IGNORANCE… AND IT IS LOVE THAT SAVE US!

And this EVERYONE will come to understand, but first we must learn to avoid the “STRANGE WOMAN’S” words, which are lies, false beliefs, etc.

Like literal and physical sex, once the two become one, a child is conceived.

And so spiritually, once you become one with a lie or false teaching/belief, a spiritual adulterous child (belief system) is formed.

Just look at the ALLEGORY of ABRAHAM and HAGAR. God said he would give him the child of promise (Isaac=symbolic of Christ birthed within). Yet, Abraham didn’t trust God’s WORD as TRUTH, so he believes the only way to get what he so desperately wants was to have an adulterous affair with his wife’s handmaid/slave. This slave is symbolic of (A belief system of bondage). And when Abraham leaves the PURITY of his marriage bed to produce what he wants he gives birth to ISHMAEL.

The 1st born is of the earth, earthy (ignorant)… Ishmael was NEVER meant to inherit a thing. FLESH AND BLOOD cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (righteousness, peace, joy, and power). Our carnal effort will bring us nothing but heartache.

Soon Abraham learns he has to get rid of HAGAR and ISHMAEL or the TRUE SON (ISAAC) that God promised, would be killed by the child of the adulterous affair.

There are many references to the STRANGE WOMAN in scripture. She goes by many names, the ADULTEROUS WOMAN, the harlot, even the WHORE OF BABYLON, and these names speak of the thought of rebellion (which is witchcraft).

Let me give you an everyday example of how the “Strange Woman” can work. Not super-spiritual, just everyday life and how this “strange Woman” works her evil ways in your life…

Your loved one is supposed to call, or your loved is late from coming home from work… NOW thoughts flood your mind, but are these thoughts ones that build faith and give you peace, or are they thoughts of worry, fear, anger and dread?

Do you think, “He, or she, is on her way nothing to worry about”? -OR- does your mind go to a darker place … “It’s an affair I knew it.” “He’s in an accident and probably died.”

The question is, what thoughts dominate your mind.

You see, God hasn’t give us the SPIRIT OF FEAR. No, GOD’S THOUGHTS toward us, are not fearful, hateful, pride filled, jealous thoughts…. God’s thoughts toward us are PEACE.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

When you grab hold of that then you will ONLY GRAB HOLD of thoughts of peace, which give you the EXPECTED END, salvation from any situation!

However, if you listen to the voice of the STRANGE WOMAN (your carnal ego, id, devil) you will find only pain and suffering.

The voice (thoughts) of the Strange Woman (the carnal mind) speaks only fear to our hearts/souls… And so we must remember God has NOT given us the spirit of fear.

The STRANGE WOMAN will fill our head, with confusing thoughts. When situations in our life arrive, we get scared, worried, and then we find all we can do is focus on the WORST. we don’t know which what to do, which way to turn, we think our lives our over as we know. We find only pain and hurt instead of peace and joy.

YET GOD, is not the author of confusion, is He?

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace

An author WRITES thoughts, RECORDS thoughts on paper. We see here God does not write CONFUSION and FEAR into our thoughts, but he writes thought of Love and PEACE. And so every time we leave this peace, we in fact are entering into an adulterous spiritual affair with our enemy the carnal ego. This is bad news.

Now, knowing this, you would think that every time worry creeps up into our hearts that we would do as Christ taught us and take those thoughts captive and cast them out. YET WE DON’T!

2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Notice, the word IMAGINATION… You see Fear, as my dear friend, David Fields would say, is FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL…

In other words, these horrible things that we constantly worry about are ignorant imaginings NOTHING MORE.

Now CHRIST is LIFE, PEACE, SOUND MIND, HOPE, SALVATION! So, anything, ANY IMAGINATION, that exalts itself against the knowledge that GOD DOES NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR… MUST BE TAKEN CAPTIVE AND CAST OUT!

We must begin to really PAY ATTENTION to what thoughts we are thinking.

If the thoughts we are thinking do not bring peace to our hearts, it’s a good call, those thoughts are NOT OF GOD! And if they are NOT OF GOD, they are NOT TRUE, and if they are NOT TRUE, than they are LIES!

And we shouldn’t be worried about a bunch of nonsense lies should we? 🙂 Of course not!

Now why on earth would we do this?

Well it is because we have been conditioned to exalt fear in our lives over peace and we have been conditioned to think higher of ourselves than others. This is why the world is the way it is.

Why there is so much pain, hate, war, rape, the list goes on and on. Because this hellish world gets all of us addicted to the voice of the STRANGE WOMAN. We love listening to thoughts of fear, our televisions remind us that we should be SCARED! We are so used to being selfish fearful animals that to believe we should have hope, and have power, and that love and forgiveness should rule us… SEEMS RIDICULOUS!

And so instead of casting down these negative thoughts we commit our attention to them, and together we begin to birth out of our REBELLIOUS WOMB (soul) all sorts of hell….

When our spouse is late for example, we immediately think the worst,”There was an accident” “She is cheating on me” “Someone killed him” “I told her not to wear that necklace out of the house, she was robbed it must be” “I knew I couldn’t trust that cheat!”,”We’re never going to make that payment”,”My kids are going to fail in life”,”I’ll never be happy”,”Life sucks”,”Everyone hates me”,”I’m going to lose my job”,”I’ll never get ahead”…

LIES, LIES, LIES PEOPLE!!!! And we’re ADDICTED TO THEM! And so for hours, days, weeks, months, years we worry and worry every bit of peace in our hearts away… “Why?” you ask.

Because we followed the VOICE OF THAT STRANGE WOMAN.

Whether it be us worrying about losing our jobs, relationships, finances, weight loss, children, EBOLA, my goodness the list goes on and on and on. We worry and are tossed to and fro with such fear that it is no wonder people end up doing such horrible things.

The voice of a Strange Woman is DECEIT itself.

God warns us to listen to only his voice…. But we know darn well, that we have been conditioned to NEVER listen to the truth… THIS HABIT MUST BE BROKEN.

There are spirits (thoughts) that minister and help us, and there are tormenting spirits (thoughts) that rob and hurt us. And the Strange Women is the mother of Torment itself.

SO, how do we move away from the ignorance of this adulterous spiritual affair that seems so appealing to us? Well, scripture has a few things to say about it.

Proverbs 5:1
My son, take my wisdom to heart, and turn your ear to my understanding:

Let us study to be quiet and listen to the calming voice of our Father. Let us pray for Godly wisdom which is a tree of life and learn understanding. Let us learn to discern (tell the difference between) the voice of the kingdom and the voice of the whore of this world.

Proverbs 5:3
For the lips of a strange woman taste like a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

The same goes for RELIGIOUS TEACHING that are not true. You see the STRANGE WOMAN’S LIPS taste like a honeycomb (symbolic of enlightenment/truth) and her Mouth is smoother than oil (symbolic of wisdom) which is why religious lies are so appealing to us, because they seem like they are enlightened truth! However, when we follow after lies we find the end of it all is destruction.

Look, it’s easy for us to listen to the tormenting spirits/thoughts in our mind instead of the true godly ones. It’s easy to follow after that temptation and ignorantly go down that hellish bunny trail created by fear, worry and doubt. But we must learn to stop… We must learn to stay with the VOICE OF TRUTH, as a MAN STAYS WITH HIS WIFE, AND A WIFE SHOULD STAY WITH HER HUSBAND.

WE MUST LEARN TO TRUST GOD, BY ONLY TRUSTING THOUGHTS OF PEACE.

Proverbs 5:4 But her (strange woman) end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

As mentioned earlier, all affairs end badly. And that also goes for believing the wrong thoughts that come to mind. If you believe you are cursed, then you will be cursed. If you believe you are blessed and deserve peace and joy, then you will find it.

Proverbs 23:7
7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

An affair with the STRANGE WOMAN leads us directly into the pit of hell. And HELL (our ignorant torment) is a spiritual place that many of us cry from day and night. Hell is here and now in our minds, and many times we find ourselves weeping and gnashing our teeth because we left the Voice of Truth for the Lies of the “strange woman”.

Proverbs 5:6 Unless you should ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that you cannot know them. Hear me now then, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Unless we CONTINUE to think on heavenly things, unless we push forward to the truth and always stay positive in our mind we will NEVER be free from the STRANGE WOMAN and her beguiling, and tormenting ways. Unless we continue to hold fast our confession of FAITH, which is CHRIST, who is WISDOM, PEACE, SALVATION, LOVE, HOPE, POWER, SANCTIFICATION and REDEMPTION, we will always be in torment.

WE NEED TO THINK ON THESE…

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

So, may the Lord teach us to take EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE… and teach us to discern our thoughts to know whether they be of the Lord or not… and let us BOLDLY WALK INTO THE GARDEN AGAIN… wiping all the sweat of worry and fear from our brow forever. Because a CHILD of the STRANGE WOMAN will never inherit the FATHERS HOUSE, YET a child of the KINGDOM DOES AND WILL!

If you continue to follow after lies, you will never inherit YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE (THE KINGDOM OF GOD where God exists – LOVE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND JOY)

Judges 11:2
And Gilead’s wife bare him sons; and his wife’s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house; for thou art the son of a strange woman.

There is hope for us. There is a rest for us all. We don’t need to continue on a path of worry and dread, because if we do our lives will never know the Kingdom OF God prepared for us all.

We are not God alone, as the strange woman states… but we can be EQUAL WITH GOD, ONE WITH GOD, when we LIVE TO LOVE and FOLLOW AFTER PEACE IN OUR HEARTS!

So test the Spirits (your thoughts) to see if they be of God or not? Test your thoughts to see if they bring you peace or anger and fear. Then begin to choose which thoughts to listen to and which to cast away. This will free you forever from the lure of the Strange Woman and you will know the abundant life waiting for us all.

Hope this blessed you all. Please do subscribe, share and tell the world… that THERE IS MORE!
Much love to you and yours, Jacob

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PROVERBS 16

PROVERBS 16

If there was one book in the bible that I had to choose to read from for the next hundred years, it would be the book of Proverbs. This book of wisdom contains some of the most profound and life altering teachings one can find. In many cases, it is the key to unlocking many of the mysteries of scripture. Proverbs is a road map to finding the Kingdom (Reign) of God (Spirit of Truth/Life/Love/Power) within, and it is a guide to peace, power, and a perfectly lived life.

With that being said, if there was one book in the Proverbs that I believed everyone should understand clearly, that book would be Proverbs 16. Within this profound simple chapter lies the answers we have all been waiting for. The advice given in this great chapter is a life changer. If the words of this chapter are taken to heart and understood there is no telling what you could do with your life. If one lives by the words written here, no one will be able to contain your joy and nothing will be able to stand in your way. This is why wisdom is called a tree of life.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth WISDOM, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her.

Wisdom in the scriptures is valued above all things… This is the TREE OF LIFE that we all circle around and pray to take hold of. It is WISDOM that breaks the chains of iniquity, wisdom that sets the captives free, wisdom that heals the broken and guides the lost. In all our getting, we are told to GET WISDOM!

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

Wisdom is the PRINCIPLE THING… The question then becomes, what WISDOM must we find?

Is it the wisdom to rule your life? The wisdom to co-exist with others? The wisdom to do what is right? … It is my belief, it is all of these and more. In fact, it is the WISDOM of the TRUTH, knowing the truth and having it operate in your life, that sets a person free. It is the WISDOM of who you are… who you REALLY are… and what that means.

Lately, I have been in deep thought over what I should next write to you all. Within me there was a desire to share something, something of great importance, but what that was I did not yet know.  Over the years I have learned not to force things. We must allow these things to come to us, we must allow the process of birth to take place first within and then when the moment of birth is come, that gift is then to be shared without. So, after days of waiting upon the LORD (the existing one, the one who truly exists) proverbs 16 came to me in a most wonderful way.

I quickly opened this wonderful chapter and began to read. It was then I knew I MUST share this with all of you. So, in this short essay I will, line by line, break this chapter down. Because it is my great hope that understanding these words will in fact change everything for you.

PROVERBS 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.

This first line is quiet interesting, it tells us that the LORD is in control of all things. The word “Lord” in this passage literally translates into “the existing One”… The ONE true Lord. The ONE that is all… As Ephesians states, One Lord, One Baptism, One Faith, One God and Father, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Notice the word, ONE? This means, God is all there really is. We are all ONE with this great spirit of creation. It exists in all, through all, and is in control of all. God is all that really exists. Yet we have all been blinded to believe differently. We have believed that our EGO is in control, and we have allowed our EGO to create new Gods for us to worship, our Ego tempted us much like Jesus in the garden, stating if we worship it, (which most do), then all will be ours… The problem is, the EGO is a liar and the father of all lies. There is no peace to be found in lies, only destruction. Because a LIE only seems to exist. When the TRUTH comes the LIE will be destroyed. This, my friends, is why we suffer.

Everything is from the LORD, yet we don’t believe this. We have allowed our EGO to take over, and we have been filled with fear and greed and lust and hate and every evil thing because of it. This is why we are tormented day and night, because the TRUTH of who we all are is FIGHTING TO BREAK FREE. We will either come to the truth and be broken, or we will be broken by the TRUTH of LOVE. You see, in the TRUTH there is peace but when one is ruled by lies, there is great torment. There is a great war within us. Our Ego fights to keep us focused on everything but the truth. These are the cares of the world (lusts) that strangle the truth. Our Ego keeps us running scared, because when ruled by lies and fear one cannot think clear.

Our FEAR is the root cause of all of our suffering, and there is great torment/testing in fear. Which is why we must embrace LOVE for all, because we are the ALL and the ALL is ONE. When we LOVE we are free, because there is no torment in love.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Now why is LOVE so very important? The reason is simple, if there is only GOD and everyone is one with God, than what we do to others, we in fact do to ourselves. Let’s take that line of thinking a bit farther.

If you HATE your neighbor, you will experience hate. If you are not compassionate to another in their time of need, you will experience the same. If you judge, condemn, tear down, mock, hurt, rob, or murder another you will experience the suffering that goes along with it.

What you do to others, you do to yourself. This is why LOVE is the key. When we love we are patient, gentle, kind, long suffering, meak, we do not strive, we do not debate, we do not condemn, we do not fail, we overcome, we find peace, and we know God as God knows us, as ONE. When we LOVE we have no FEAR, because PERFECT LOVE casts out fear. There is power in LOVE, there is hope, there is inspiration, there is unlimited potential in Love. In fear, there is weakness, anger, regret, sorrow, envy, and every other evil thing.

The problem is we have left our TRUE LOVE, we have LEFT the TRUTH and followed after the LIAR. We have DIED to our true nature and now we suffer. We suffer because rebellion against the TRUTH brings fear and in fear their is torment. When ruled by the EGO, we are selfish and cruel, and we are hopeless. Sadly, we have become a people addicted to the torment of the EGO. We speak more of what we cannot do than what we can, we think more about what we don’t have than what we do. We are lost in the web of lies that the EGO has spun, and we (thinking we are our EGO) believes it is foolish to live any other way, or to think differently. This is the very definition of insanity.

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.

When ruled by the EGO we think our actions are justified, but the ONE WHO TRULY EXISTS judges the thoughts and we are either justified by them or condemned by them. God is not mocked what ever a person sows they shall also reap.

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Scripture tells us time and time again that we must take our thoughts captive, to test these spirits (thoughts) to see if they are rooted in the LORD (the one who really exists/truth/love/peace), we are told what thoughts we should entertain… Thoughts of peace, hope, kindness, charity… When we commit ourselves to this, our thinking will change and we will operate out of truth instead of lies. Then we will have a bigger idea of who we are, and when we have this faith, all things will be possible.

Philippians 2:4-6
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

The same mind in Christ, is IN YOU… the same mind that tells you that we are equal to God, for we are ONE. In the Father and the Father in you… With this understanding, you will begin to see that you create the good and the bad that happens in your life.

Many refuse to accept this great truth. Convinced that the bad that happens is not our own doing, but that somehow we are victims of an outside force. Yet, the one who exists within you, who IS you, makes all things FOR YOU!

4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Notice, how the LORD MADE ALL THINGS…FOR HIMSELF! It does not state the LORD makes all things for his creation, but for HIMSELF… Because there only is GOD!

Everything we endure and experience in this life, is a creation of God… The good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly… The creative force within us creates all things through us, and for us. EVEN TERRIBLE THINGS. Because in the end, they will all have served their purpose.

We find in the scriptures that God created, and hardened the hearts of terrible men and women, like Pharoah so a great purpose could be carried out. And PHARAOH is an ALLEGORY of man’s EGO and HIS POWER IS YOUR SHAME…

Isa 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

We have been slaves to our EGO and prisoners in the LAND of confusion and ignorance for too long. The only way out is to boldly declare the name of the LORD to your EGO… I AM THAT I AM… and understand that LOVE is your salvation. To understand that how you judge situations and people will become your experience….Because by how we judge we will be judged… Whatever YOU believe in your heart WILL BECOME!

5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

To exist out of your EGO is to be proud in your heart, and this is a recipe for disaster. You must understand who you REALLY are, cannot hate, and so when you operate out of anything but love, you will be rewarded with the same.

6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

LOVE is the key to peace of mind, TRUTH and MERCY destroys the sin (foolish thoughts) in your heart and keeps you from making the same mistakes again. Which in turn makes the life you are living here more enjoyable.

7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

You will find that when you are at peace with everyone, you have no enemies. But mankind has been tricked into believing the individual matters more than the whole. This is why we see war, poverty, crime, tyranny, abuse, and worse… The more you care for others, the more you will be cared for.

9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

Your EGO may convince you to think that who you are in this world is in control, but it is WHO YOU REALLY ARE that is bringing every one of your experiences into existence. Sow hate you will receive suffering. Make peace and you will know peace. Act selfishly you will always have want and fear. Live humbly and the world is yours.

10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
11 A just weight and balance are the Lord’s: all the weights of the bag are his work. 12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Our thoughts and words have power… OUR TRUE NATURE is LOVE… So it is an abomination to act otherwise. When we transgress who we really are, we create a false reality for ourselves, we create a hell, within which we must suffer. The power of life and death is in our tongue. Our words and thoughts have great power.

14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

When we act out of ignorant rage, we create great hardship for ourselves… When we operate out of wisdom, when we operate out of truth and love we create peace in our lives… If only you could truly believe this, your whole life would change for the better, instead of creating a life of sorrow and pain.

15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

The LIGHT is a symbol of understanding, a person’s countenance is what is before and behind them, it is their experience, when we understand these things we find LIFE… and within this life is joy unspeakable. We must not act foolishly, we must no longer follow our fears and be snared by the lies of our ego. We must think before we speak, and we must test our thoughts before we set in our heart that these thoughts are true.

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

To find the truth within you is the great treasure that has been hidden in the field, as the scriptures state. When we find this treasure we MUST rid ourselves of everything we foolishly valued before it. When we do we find REST!

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

You may say you can’t forgive some, that some do not deserve your love, you may find that you want to hold onto past hurt feelings and say things like, I CANNOT FORGET OR FORGIVE… Well my friend this is the Pride that goes before the fall… You are setting yourself up for more heartache, more pain, more hate, more of the same. But to embrace love erases past wrongs and sets a person free.

19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Why is it better to put others, even your enemies above yourself? Because in so doing you lift yourself up out of your self created hell… we must embrace love to be free… How you think and act determines your experience and shapes your world…

20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

How you handle things decides whether you will find good or bad… it is all in your power. Whoever trusts in the wisdom of Love finds happiness, and will find never an end to what one may know.

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

As above (what you think) so below (what you experience)… this is why the Proverbs state we must understand the power of our thoughts and words, and that the right words are sweet to the soul health to our bones. Now it may seem right to behave how everyone else behaves, to think the way everyone else thinks, but the world’s ways are not our ways… and when we act contrary to our nature, we suffer. Think of the torment of the drowning man who is meant to breath air, how he suffers if he tries to exist in an environment that is not natural for him. If we act out of our nature there are repercussions, and those repercussions are like the water flooding the drowning man’s lungs forcing him to return to his natural and perfect state of being.

Read these next lines and see how we actually imagine evil for ourselves because this world (our lusts) and the ruler of this world (our Ego) has convinced us that good is evil and evil is good.

25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

These four passages proclaim the state of mankind’s heart… we have been brainwashed to believe getting ahead of others is our right, that its a dog eat dog world, that nice guys finish last, and that the only way to happiness is the one who ends up with the most THINGS… We have been brainwashed to hate, to lie, to cheat, to do whatever we have to to get ahead… and this is why people hurt today. Because these terrible beliefs we bring to pass by believing this is just how things are. People plot, and scheme as to how they can get someone back for how they have been wronged. People plot and scheme and tempt people to be what they foolishly decided them to be in their hate filled hearts.

30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Our EGO is the cause our suffering, it is that voice in our head saying… hate this person, get that person back, you will never be loved, you will never get ahead, you will never be happy… and when you believe these lies you bring this experience to pass. However, if you don’t… IF you take hold of the TRUTH and understand that… YOU ARE OF GOD… And who you REALLY are IS greater than who you think you are or have been… then you will know LIFE EVERLASTING!

1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

There is nothing that can hurt you but you!

31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

It’s time to RULE WISELY! It’s time to wake up to your RIGHTEOUSNESS! It’s time to let go of hate and fear and embrace LOVE AND TRUTH! Because in the end, it is ALL IN YOUR POWER TO DO SO… one way or another. It’s always been up to you… RETURN TO THE LORD (The one who really exists) and LIVE!

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

Peace to you and yours,
Jacob
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My Kingdom Is Not Of This World

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My Kingdom Is Not Of This World

This plans to be a very short and eye-opening essay on a simple scripture that seemed to open itself up to me within seconds of me hearing it. Tonight I had just come back from a business trip and yes it was on Easter. All morning I had been troubled because I really wanted to write something. There were so many taking to social media and making such passionate and bold statements about what they believe. I was hard to ignore all of the posts where people wrote, “He has risen” and so on and so on. I also hungered to share something, but I see the resurrection of Christ very differently. I have written extensively about this so I don’t want to weigh this paper down with more of what I have already shared.

However, I will state that there was a time when I would have also written something similar. Of course, there was a time I believed all sorts of things that I not KNOW were never true to begin with. Even so, these false beliefs were stepping-stones for me. With each step put before me I would take it. Soon I would find another step to take, and then another until I had finally matured and reached the pinnacle where I could finally understand what these things truly meant to begin with. I have written often about the allegory of scripture. How we are told in black and white that God opens his mouth in parable.

Psalm 78:2
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

We are told how the Glory of God (the existing one or one who exists) is to conceal a thing. Which means, the glory of the one who truly exists is revealed when that which has been hidden is uncovered….

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

The scriptures are very clear that the things of the “kingdom of God” are not easily understood… that they are in fact a mystery. A hidden truth. After all it is the Glory of God to conceal a thing and the honor of Kings to SEEK after what has been hidden.

Mark 4:11
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables

You see the mystery of the Kingdom of God has been HIDDEN within us all. So these stories we read about, whether they be literal events or not are NOT what we need concern ourselves with. It is the SPIRIT of the story that gives life… not the literal which keeps us all in darkness.

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

And the SPIRIT of the story is the truth that bubbles into wisdom after you realize what something you have read and misunderstood in the scriptures finally means. This revelation or revealing of the truth does indeed give us LIFE… And this TREE of LIFE is the WISDOM of the TRUTH, which finally sets us free.

Proverbs 3:18
(Wisdom) She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

So not everything that you believe or have been taught is necessarily true. Even if the whole world agreed that the Earth was flat their belief and agreement doesn’t make the statement true. I do understand that many people want to feel accepted, they want people to back up what they say or claim to know. No one wants to feel alone. But I will say that the path to truth, which is found by understanding the spirit of these stories can be a lonely one at first. The reason for this is we have all been conditioned from birth to embrace greed, lust, fear, hate, judgement, status, power, wealth, fame, and so on and so on… We are fed a constant diet of how we must behave.

“It’s a dog eat dog world”
“Only the strong survive”
“Nice guys finish last”

This is why we see so many suffering. This is why there is war and prejudice and hate and every ungodly thing. Now to rail against this, one must realize it is not an easy or celebrated road. Because once you begin to see the truth that sets you free from the egotistical fear that has ruled you for too long a sense of hope and peace comes over you. You begin to see the world through different eyes. You no longer want to repay anger with anger, you want to forgive, you have hope instead of fear, when you lose something you tell the world it is all part of a greater good. You become a light in a world of darkness and the darkness doesn’t like this light very much.

John 3:20
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Once the truth if revealed to you, you glow, you stand out, you influence others, and your new-found life (For this is the resurrected life that many should celebrate), your new-found life is more precious than anything in this world.

You begin to do great and wonderful things for others and people will hate you for it. They will judge you, put words in your mouth, lie about you and try their best to extinguish that light that is burning them so bright.

John 10:32
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

And why did they want to stone him? Not because he did bad things, they admitted he did good works… they wanted him dead because he told them the truth of who he really was and they were not ready to accept who they really were in return. You see they were not children of the TRUTH, they were children of LIES. Children of this world… products of the lies in this world that formed us all…

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do

Man’s ignorant ego is an adversary indeed. The creator of all sorts of lies, because the EGO that you have convinced yourself is who you are is a lie to begin with (There is NO TRUTH in “him”)

The devil/ego abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Now this DEVIL (Ego of ours) can also come as an angel of light… We see this in almost every church service… Lies are passed off as godly truth. Yet, these lies perpetuate prejudice towards those who are different, judgement against those who don’t believe the way they are told to believe, fear in what could come, pride in the fact that you are somehow better than others… and so on and so on… Yet we know those who are of the LIGHT by how they love, and those who are yet in darkness by how they hate.

1 John 2:9
He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

When your eyes are opened you begin to see that ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD is dangerous. And you realize that you may be IN THE WORLD but you are no longer a product of the WORLD….

Which brings me to the point of this essay. Before Jesus was to be put to death, he said something which for hundreds of years people have misunderstood… Myself being one of them…

Jesus said…

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Now we read this and believe that Jesus has said that HIS KINGDOM is in another dimension and if the nonsense the religious had done to Jesus had been done in HIS KINGDOM there would be hell to pay! Oh yeah.. we believed Jesus said, in my Kingdom if you dared do this to me, my servant would fight you and kill you dead!

But that doesn’t really line up with Jesus’ message now does it?

You know why? Because what you think he said and what he REALLY said are two different things. Let’s look at that scripture again…

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Jesus was asked if he believed he was King of this world and he said… MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD… meaning, his kingdom doesn’t operate the say way the WORLD’S kingdom acts…

To truly understand this, you must first understand what the “world” is that Jesus is speaking and what the word “Kingdom” means…

The word KINGDOM literally translates into “RULE, AUTHORITY… not of a literal Kingdom but the power and rule and authority a person is under when ruled by a King”… The word KINGDOM translates into WHAT RULES YOU!

No the world… well according to scripture. All that is IN the world is the Lust of the Flesh, Eyes, and pride of Life.

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

And who is the KING of this world… THE father of lies (your ego) himself.

The KINGDOM of THE WORLD Jesus said he was NOT A PART OF would send servants to fight and kill on a leaders behalf… BUT NOT THIS IS NOT WHAT RULES THE AWAKENED ONES HEART!

Revenge and murder and greed and power were NOT THINGS that motivated/ruled Jesus… BECAUSE he was ruled by something very different indeed… LOVE!

So Jesus never said that in his Kingdom people would fight and kill and make war to set him free… NOOOOO! Jesus was saying the opposite… Please read the passage again WITH DIFFERENT EYES.

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Jesus answered… I am NOT ruled by the terrible things that motivate men trapped in darkness… I am NOT ruled by hate, greed, fear, or pride… which is why no one is coming to save me or fight for me… Because MY KINGDOM is NOT of this world… I am ruled by love, peace, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, patience and wisdom… So no, My Kingdom is NOT of this world… IF IT WAS then you would see people killing in my name, or on my behalf… Because that is the way those ruled by the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life behave… My KINGDOM is not from such a place of darkness.

This KINGDOM is WITHIN YOU! The RULE of GOD is to be RULED BY LOVE AND TRUTH! Which is why the more you see love and truth in all things, the easier it is to know the truth and love that was hiding there to begin with.

We have been taught so many things the wrong way. It is time for us to seek the truth no matter what the cost. To never give up on a life that is truly worth living… Because whether you believe it or not YOUR KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD as well… You may just not know it yet.

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ANGEL and DEMON lie!


The ANGEL and DEMON lie!

I’m tired of seeing the theatrics of so-called demon possesed men and women showing up at church and the so-called Religious leader “casting these demons out”. It’s hard to watch such nonsence and see those in attendance believe. It’s hard to know the truth of what a devil/demon and Angel really is, and not be able to track each of these false teachers down and put them in their place for what they have stolen from those they are supposed to give freely to.

“My people are perished for their lack of knowledge and understanding”


This saying is very true. People will not listen to sound teaching, doctrine that is simple, not complex. Truth that deals with the heart of mankind, not some supernatural non-existent creatures that either minister or torment us.

Jesus said, “My words are SPIRIT and TRUTH” – In this one simple phrase we understand that WORDS which come from THOUGHTS, are SPIRITS. Some of our thoughts are TRUE, some are LIES.

These are the ANGELS and DEMONS/DEVILS that scripture speaks of. Our thoughts, and those that manifest these thoughts are their MESSENGERS. I hope this video sheds the LIGHT on the darkness that has been around for so very long. Jacob