HELL is not what you think! This is Freedom

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Hell Revealed

HELL REVEALED

There are many articles and books written about “Hell”. The books and articles vary from something you’d expect from a Hollywood horror movie to something you’d expect in a university classroom. There have been people who have claimed to visit there and have written books on the experience, there are people who present, with frightening detail a place of unimaginable suffering, and then there are some who explain that the word “hell” from scripture is nothing more than an allegory and has been used by a religious system to control people by feeding off their fear.

I have written about this subject before, but I hope to present a clearer explanation of what I know “hell” to be. Mainly because, like David, and Jonah, I have known the pits of Hell myself.

Pslams 9
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. 16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

You see, this “hell” that so many are frightened of, is in fact something most people are spending a good deal of time in themselves. The “Pit” (of despair) that many find themselves in is not some future event where they are roasted infinitely, it is an emotional state that they themselves have been caught in because of their unbelief. This essay will show you what “hell” really is, what the word “hell” literally means, and how each of us has control over its gates, in Christ.

The good news is, regardless of where you find yourself… God is always there. So much for those people who say “Hell” is a place where God is not.

Psalm 139:8
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in HELL, behold, thou art there

Everything has it’s existence in God. So there is nowhere, and no place, God is not.

1 Corinthians 8:6
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are ALL THINGS…

Like David, we all can make our beds in hell and find God is always there to lift US out of it. In fact, we do this quite often. Like Jonah, we too have cried from the belly of hell and asked to be delivered from the belly of the great Beast (OUR carnal nature) we were trapped in, and God caused that beast to vomit US onto the shore (better foundation).

Jonah 2:2
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of HELL cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

Notice the above passage. Jonah writes, “by reason of my affliction” which of course means his suffering, God heard his prayer… He was in the “belly” of Hell. He was in a place of suffering, he was afflicted by his unbelief and he was suffering in the “belly” of the great fish.

Now you know by now that I believe scripture to be a metaphor, an allegory, a mystery that God must unlock and reveal to us all. The Kingdom of Heaven is a MYSTERY to those are “WITHOUT” (the understanding and interpretation of it). And to those that don’t understand the “mystery/allegory/parable” all things are done in “Parable/Mystery/Allegory”.

But if you will dare to press further than a literal interpretation and you will pray to God saying, “teach me the truth no matter what the cost”, you will find that scripture does a good job of explaining what these stories really mean.

For example in the story of Jonah, even the word “belly” is an allegoric representation of our carnal mind. The “belly” is analogous with the “lusts” of the flesh (carnal mind). And of course the FISH is a representation of the carnal man that needs to be fished out of the depths of his ignorance (sea/mans ways). This is why Jesus made us fishers of men… get it? 🙂

In fact the “SERPENT” otherwise known as the “devil” goes about on its belly. His BELLY is how he gets from one place to another, the BELLY (man’s carnal mind) is how man navigates this world, and carnal man does this in darkness. That is a hell unto itself.

Genesis 3:14
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life

Job 15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit

I don’t want to go into too much detail about this word “belly”, but I want you to understand that as the word BELLY is an allegory, so too is the word HELL… Obviously a person’s literal stomach does not prepare deceit. Our imagination does. When we believe lies we act and think foolishly and for that we end up in “hell”.

And the sad thing is that there is no end to the suffering that we find when we leave the truth and faith of God for the lies and fears of the world (our lusts).

Proverbs 27:20
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied

Now many have taken this above passage to mean there is a literal place of endless torment waiting for us, and it is so huge and there are so many sinners that it “increases daily”. But notice, how Hell and Destruction are simply other words to describe man’s lustful appetite?

You see when you operate out of that carnal nature, you will never have enough, never be enough, and you will never find peace or be content. Because the carnal nature of man, the ignorance of man is never satisfied, it is never full.

I know many of you reading this essay right now, have felt, at times that life is too hard to bear. I believe all of us, at points in our lives, hurt deeply and wonder, “What is the point of it all?”…

You see, when we are in those negative thoughts, God does not seem to be anywhere around. In fact, we may even get angry at God for allowing hurtful people to tear us down, or allowing disease to steal our peace… This anger and pain can feel like a fire inside of us, burning our spirit, tearing us apart. But when we REMEMBER the gospel (the truth which is good news) as Paul said, we are set free. And what we are set free from is our own ignorance. This is salvation indeed.

So what does the word “Hell” even mean? Well when reading scripture you will find many words translates into the word “hell”. The most common is Sheol which literally means “the grave, the pit, hidden place”. Now what you will also find is it is our actions, our thoughts that open the gates to hell for us to check in for a spell.

Matthew 5:22
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

When we allow our anger to take hold of us, we act foolishly. And when we act foolishly we indeed reap what we sow. Many times in scripture you will read about “fire”, in fact the words fire and brimstone have been used to describe what you might find in “hell”.

But if truth be told, Fire and Brimstone are simply allegories for how God, purifies people from their foolish thoughts. Both Fire and Brimstone are used to purify. Fire is used by the smith to rid precious metals from impurities, and Brimstone was used much like we use soap today. For those that don’t know what brimstone is, it is simply another word for sulfur… You may have heard of Sulfur soap, well if you haven’t Sulfur Soap has many Benefits. Historically known as brimstone, sulfur is a powerful natural mineral that is essential to physical health!

So both Fire and Brimstone are GOOD things. Well for years, FIRE has scared all of us. But look at who else is compared to FIRE.

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

Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire

Christ BAPTIZES us with FIRE! That means when we begin to come into the Kingdom of God, into the Rule and Reign of Truth, we are immersed in FIRE. Now of course this isn’t a literal fire, but it is an ALLEGORY. Take a quick look at how God purifies us, and delivers us from our ignorance and suffering.

Malachi 3:3
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

A Silver Smith holds the Precious metal over the HOTTEST part of the FLAME. All of the impurities bubble up and away, and the Smith only know the metal is pure when he can see his reflection in the silver. The same is true for us. Our hardships, our suffering, everything we go through in life, all the “hell” we endure is for but a moment. It is there to bring us to perfection.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

There is no future afterlife to fear. There is no “hell” waiting for those in the future after they die as some say. There is only “hell” in the present. And yes it is a place of darkness and suffering, and weeping and back biting and pain. But this is not an ENDLESS place. In the end, Hell and Death are destroyed and they give up their dead.

Revelation 20:14
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

So much for people teaching you “HELL” is infinite. Don’t forget in the end, ALL OF GOD’S CREATION praises God! And it will be in those moments, when none of your past sufferings in “hell” will matter, because it cannot be compared to the glory revealed in you.

Revelation 5:13
1 And EVERY creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Notice it doesn’t say SOME, but EVERY, everywhere, will be praising God. There are many other scriptures that speak of this reconciliation of all things into God. But this article is for those who want to know what “hell” is. The first thing I have tried to do is show you that “hell” is a not event.

2 Samuel 22:7 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me…

Notice, the sorrows of hell are also the snares of death. Both hell and death are allegories of our IGNORANCE.

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

When we operate out of our carnal mind, we are ignorant and do not know the truth. It is impossible to avoid suffering when you don’t know whether something is real or not. Fear is the noose that strangles us all and makes us all act the way we would not, if we knew better.

HELL is a mindset we enter when we leave the Truth of God for the lies of this world. It is our anger, our guilt, our sorrow, our fear and more negative nonsense that causes us such suffering.

HELL IS THE OPPOSITE of LOVE and TRUTH.

Whatever one thinks in their heart, that they become. Our faith and our thoughts are a powerful tool of creation. This is why, we are told to think ONLY ON GOOD THINGS.

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.

You’ve heard the old expression, “You are what you eat.” – Well this is taken from the great wisdom of those who have gone before us, “You are WHAT YOU THINK.”

This is why, the only escape from HELL is Christ (the Power and Wisdom of God). The only way out of a tormenting mindset is to change your mind. You must leave the LIES you believe for the TRUTH of God. The Good news is, Love does prevail in the end.

I believe, ultimately we learn from our mistakes, we reap what we sow and grow because of it.

As the lead character in my novel says, “Even a child learns to stop touching the hot stove.” – This is how God brings us to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man (Christ).

Now many have been taught that once you are sent to “hell” that there is no return. But not only is that not true it is the farthest thing from truth. Our sufferings are for but a moment, and good will always come out of it. God will not leave us in a place of torment (testing).

Psalm 16:10
For thou wilt not leave my soul in HELL; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

God will not leave our soul in such a state. We will learn eventually, that it is better to love than hate, better to forgive than be bitter, better to see to a persons pain than see their fault.

You see when we suffer, we learn from what we endure. It all works together for our good. In the end none of it will matter anyway, because our suffering is for but a moment in the grand scheme of things. But like the pressure placed on coal to create a diamond, like the suffering of the oyster to produce the pearl, the hell we go through creates something far more valuable… a PURE SPIRIT AND PEACE OF MIND!

This is the way GOD has LIFE set up, our reaping what we have sown eventually teaches us that we MUST COME TO CHRIST (GOD’S POWER AND WISOMD) to escape the DEPTHS OF HELL (our suffering, ignorance, carnal ignorance, anger, guilt, shame, fear)

Proverbs 23:14
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from HELL.

Like any Good Father, I believe God corrects us. Sure we’ll suffer in the TIMEOUT of our own personal hell, until we say… “Sorry Dad, I won’t do it again.”

We, like Jesus LEARN OBEDIENCE by the things we suffer. And we suffer when we SIN (thinking and act foolishly – And many times we suffer because other people taught us wrong, and so we end up worse than we were to begin with, and worse than those who taught us ignorantly.

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.

This is what it boils down to. Most of our suffering and insecurities comes from the conditioning/brain washing/and experiences of our past.

To be a child of HELL, doesn’t mean you are birthed out of a place of infinite suffering, it means your beliefs have been birthed out of ignorance which causes you to suffer needlessly.

When I ask many people, “Why do you share the Gospel?” The answer is always the same… “I want to see people saved.” — My follow-up question is always the same, “Saved from what?” — Their answer “HELL, ENDLESS TORTURE”

Now, God does not give us the SPIRIT OF FEAR, yet many have this FEAR, and USE THIS FEAR as a motivator. Not just that they threaten, “You better do this or else.” They also worry about those that died or their loved ones who killed themselves without saying the words “Jesus save me”. They truly believe these people are destined for INFINITE TORTURE. What a terrible thought. How very little many think of God. They think the worst of God instead of the best. As if God is some petty, hateful monster who would rather torture than teach.

Many today say that OUR CHOICE can keep us from the Love of God. That we can someone choose to be apart from God. Well, in our thinking, yes, but truly there is no separation from God, for God is all there is. And NOTHING can separate us from the LOVE OF GOD… Mind you, I said NOTHING!

Roman 8:
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God.

There isn’t anything that can separate us from the Love of God. Now that doesn’t mean, people won’t be entering those gates of hell again and again, and weeping and screaming, until they UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH and FINALLY ACCEPT CHRIST (Power and Wisdom of God) TO BE FREE.

The Hebrews didn’t believe in Eternal Torture. Ask any Devote Jew.

Paul “worshipped the God of his Fathers” — God is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The God of Paul’s fathers, didn’t know Jesus after the FLESH, but they knew Christ after the spirit… and the ONLY HELL they understood, was the HELL OF THEIR VAIN IMAGINATION. (ignorance, anger, hate, greed, sorrow, guilt, shame, etc)

Proverbs 15:24
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from HELL beneath.

HEAVEN is always pictured as UP, and HELL is always beneath. These are two mind sets, One of HIGHER UNDERSTANDING and one is LOWER UNDERSTANDING. One brings hope and peace, the other brings fear, anxiety, and suffering.

We are all where we are and God makes everything beautiful in ITS TIME. So we need to put this debate to an end, we need to say THE HELL WITH HELL and seek Christ.

Many have asked man to prove the things of God, but man cannot do this, only Christ IN you can reveal the things of God.

Deep down we all just want to be accepted… This is our DESIRE, because deep down we’ve been tricked into believing we have been REJECTED BY GOD. Even though He has never left us, nor forsaken us, and is WITHIN US, not far away as some will say.

Religion over the centuries has continued to perpetuate the belief that if we don’t do exactly as “THEY” say, we are headed for a place of endless doom. No wonder everyone walks around with a dark cloud over their head.

So, if a person from birth is brought up to believe this or that, I understand someone coming along with all the proof in the world is not going to change that persons belief. An outside work NEVER DOES IT, it has to be done INSIDE.

God is not the AUTHOR of confusion he is a GOD OF PEACE. God doesn’t use FEAR TACTICS to motivate man, as Man does… God motivates with LOVE. “LOVE DRAWS A MULTITUDE TO REPENTANCE”

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

If all of us BELIEVED THIS, it would be easier for us to love other.

So why do people want to believe in a God that would give up on his creation and torture them instead of teach them and help them? The reason is simple, if God does this, than it gives them the excuse to do the same. This is why so many “Christians” see people as Saved or Unsaved… instead seeing People as brother or sister. However, if we BELIEVE God is forgiving, merciful, patient, kind, loving, peaceful than WE WOULD BE THE SAME. This is why I say, THE HELL WITH HELL!

If we saw God in the BEST LIGHT than we would see ourselves through the same eyes.

The world has been tricked into thinking wrong instead of right. It starts with the parents, and the cycle doesn’t end, until ONE WAKES UP to the REALITY OF WHO THEY ARE IN CHRIST… We torture ourselves daily with negative thoughts, worry, fear, and dread… THIS IS HELL PEOPLE!

When I was a child, I thought as a child, worried about the Monsters in my closet and under my bed, but when I grew up I put away childish things and said, THE HELL WITH HELL!

Many in the past have brought up the following scripture as a way of proving, “hell” was a place of infinite torture, a place where God would send his children… Even though God thinks literally burning your children is an abomination.

2 Chronicles 28:3
Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel

Many use ths scripture from revelation, the sad fact is they never took the time to see how wonderful it really is.

Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name

The word TORMENT doesn’t mean Torture, it means “To test the purity of precious metals by use of touchstone”… sound familiar? And the words for “ever and ever”, obviously doesn’t means for infinity and infinity… the word “for ever” literally translates into an “age, ages, period of time”. So in fact this scripture means God tests us all for a period of time, and while we are tested we have no rest, because we are still ignorant believing “we” are in control. The longer we worship our EGO (THE BEAST) the longer we will suffer in “hell/Ignorance”. The good news is, in the end everything that hurts us is destroyed.

We will be delivered from hell. We have been given the keys to the gates of Hell, which means, we have the understanding to let ourselves OUT OF OUR IGNORANT SUFFERING and we also have the ability to not use GOD’S WISDOM and let ourselves back in. But eventually, even our Ignorant Suffering, even this place of death (ignorance) known as “hell” will be no more.

I hope this article has cleared some things up for you. Life is hard enough in the Hell that is in the here and now, we don’t need to be scared of some future torture to make that hell (our ignorance) bigger than it was before. When you come to the truth you let it all go. There is no past anymore, there is no future to worry about, there is only the moment. The question is where are you choosing to live that moment in?

I want to leave you all with some questions to ponder. Perhaps these are questions you can share with others who do believe in infinite torture. In the mean time, if you haven’t already PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to this blog, it is free and you will get all the updates and new essays. Peace Jacob

1) God teaches us there should never be an end to our forgiveness. The question is, will there be an end to God’s forgiveness? Does God says do as I say, not as I do, OR does God’s mercy endure forever?

2) Gods finishes his creation in VICTORY. Is sending a majority of his ignorant creation to endless torture, Victory? God saw all that he created and he said, IT IS GOOD?…How can that be, if a majority is lost? (It is God’s will that none perish.) How is that Victory?

3) How can any be lost, if EVERY tongue confesses Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God? And the only way to glorify God is to be completely obedient to Him.

4) If “NAME” is translated as “NATURE” from the greek, is it possible that EVERY NATURE that is not written in the book of Life, like greed, lust, hate, envy… is what is actually destroyed? And if the Lake of Fire is eternal Torture, why do ALL OF US have our part in it?

5) If the things of the Kingdom are a Mystery, and many things are meant to be taken allegorically… is it possible the same is true for HELL?

6) Can anything separate from the LOVE OF CHRIST? Bible says no.

7) If Hell is eternal Torture, then how did David make his bed there? How did Jonah pray from there and be released?

8) If God doesn’t change and is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, then how come ETERNAL TORTURE, which was created by the Holy Catholic Church and there is no record of it before that? … Why don’t the JEWS believe in Eternal Torture… Paul worshipped the God of his Father’s, and if the Jews do not believe in Eternal Torment, than Paul couldn’t believe if he worshipped the same God.

9) God says we cannot choose HIM, but he Chooses us. God hardens and loves whom he hardens and loves… How then are we responsible? Name one character in the Bible who didn’t do God’s will… including Pharoah and Satan.

10) If Hell is ETERNAL TORTURE, why is HELL thrown into the lake of Fire?

11) 1 Timothy 4:10: If God is the SAVIOR OF ALL MEN, and the GREEK WORD FOR ALL… means “ALL:)” How can any be tortured for eternity?

12) If someone is ignorant, what is better for a Loving God to do… PUNISH ENDLESSLY WORSE THAN ANY EVIL PERSON CAN DREAM UP… Or would a Loving God TEACH HIS IGNORANT CREATION to know better?

13) If we wouldn’t cast away our children and torture them endlessly for doing the wrong thing and not knowing better, and we be “evil” know this, why would a PERFECT GOD OF LOVE do different?

14) How come Hell is sometimes translated as Death and The Grave if it is endless torture.

15) How come the word TORMENT from the Greek is translated as “THE TESTING OF PRECIOUS METALS BY USE OF TOUCHSTONE” and not Torture? (Is it more likely we are TESTED until we are PURE? Or Tortured endlessly)

16) If God is a Just God, how is ENDLESS TORTURE a just punishment for IGNORANCE?

17) If God doesn’t give us the spirit of FEAR, and Jesus taught that we shouldn’t use fear as a motivator, why is there a DOCTRINE OF ENDLESS TORTURE?

18) If it is IMPOSSIBLE for MAN to know the things of God, is it possible then that the way HELL is UNDERSTOOD and TAUGHT by some today, is completely wrong?

19) If God ONLY DOES WHAT HE WILLS, and it is GODS WILL that ALL BE SAVED? And ALL OF CREATION comes to perfection and the knowledge of the perfect man Christ, HOW then are any Lost? And if they are Lost, will he not leave the 99 found sheep to go after the one who is astray?

20) IS GOD’S ARM SLACK THAT IT CANNOT SAVE? Is it possible, the doctrine of Eternal Torture is in fact error… considering even the word FOR EVER, is translated as “age, ages, period of time” — from the Greek Aionos. Could many be wrong?

Now if you are looking for more BIBLICAL PROOF… please do go through this extensive list that was compiled by my dear friend Elwin Roach from http://www.godfire.net/ — ALWAYS QUESTION AND NEVER SETTLE! If it isn’t love it ISN’T TRUTH!

1) Isa 46:10
2) Dan 4:35
3) Prov 16:9
4) Prov 19:21
5) Prov 16:33
6) Psa 37:23
7) Psa 33:10
8) Psa 33:15
9) Job 5:17-18
10) Hos 6:1-2
11) Deut 32:39
12) Psa 90:3
13) Jer 18:2-6
14) Lam 3:31-32
15) Psa 102:18-20
16) Isa 2:2
17) Joel 3:21
18) Gen 18:18
19) Isa 45:22
20) Isa 45:23
21) Isa 40:3-5
22) Psa 138:4
23) Psa 72:17
24) Psa 86:9
25) Isa 52:10
26) Psa 65:2-4
27) Isa 11:9
28) Psa 66:3-4
29) Isa 19:14-25
30) Ezk 16:55
31) Psa 68:18
32) Isa 54:5
33) Psa 22:25-29
34) Psa 145:9-10
35) Psa 145:14
36) Psa 145:15
37) Psa 145:16
38) Psa 145:9
39) Psa 145:10
40) Psa 24:1
41) Isa 25:6
42) Isa 25:7
43) Isa 25:8
44) Isa 25:8
45) Jer 32:35
46) Psa 135:6
47) Isa 26:9
48) Isa 53:11
49) Gen 12:3
(63 New Testament Listings)
1) Eph 1:11
2) 1 Tim 2:4
3) John 8:29
4) 1 John 4:14
5) John 4:34
6) John 12:47
7) 1 Tim 2:6
8) John 5:36
9) John 4:42
10) John 12:32
11) Heb 7:25
12) Col 1:15
13) Col 1:16
14) Rom 5:15-21
15) 1 Cor 15:22
16) Eph 1:10
17) 1 Cor 15:26
18) Philippians 2:9-11
19) 1 Cor 12:3
20) Rom 11:26
21) Acts 3:20-21
22) Luke 2:10
23) Eph 2:7
24) Heb 8:11-12
25) Luke 3:6
26) Titus 2:11
27) Rom 8:19-21
28) Col 1:20
29) 1 Cor 4:5
30) James 5:11
31) Rev 15:4
32) 2 Cor 5:17
33) Rom 11:32
34) Rom 11:36
35) Eph 4:10
36) Rev 5:13
37) 1 Cor 15:28
38) Rev 21:4-5
39) John 5:25
40) John 5:28
41) John 6:39
42) John 6:12
43) 1 Cor 3:15
44) Mark 9:49
45) 2 Cor 5:15
46) 1 John 2:2
47) Rom 11:15
48) Heb 1:2
49) John 3:35
50) John 17:2
51) John 6:44-45
52) 1 Tim 4:9-11
53) Acts 13:47
54) Gal 3:8
55) Matt 18:11
56) Matt 18:14
57) John 1:7
58) John 1:29
59) John 3:17
60) John 6:51
61) Col 1:28
62) 2 Peter 3:9
63) 1 John 2:2
OLD TESTAMENT
1) God will Do ALL His Pleasure (rf. Eph 1:11 & 1 Tim 2:4)
2) God’s will done in heaven & earth, none can stop Him
3) Man devises, but God directs his steps
4) Man devises, but God’s counsel stands
5) THE WHOLE DISPOSING thereof is of the Lord
6) The steps of man are ordered of God
7) The LORD brings the counsel & devices of the heathen…to naught
8) God fashions ALL hearts
9) God wounds then He makes whole
10) God tears, but in the third day He heals
11) God kills & makes alive, He wounds but then heals
12) God turns man to destruction, then says return
13) God mars vessels & then remakes them
14) God will not cast off forever
15) God will loosen those appointed to death
16) ALL nations will flow to the Lord’s house
17) God will cleanse blood not cleansed
18) ALL families of the earth will be blessed
19) ALL the earth commanded to look and be saved
20) Unto God ALL will bow & every tongue swear
21) Highway of God enables ALL flesh to see His glory
22) ALL kings will praise God
23) ALL nations will call Him blessed
24) ALL nations will worship God & ALL men blessed
25) ALL earth will see the salvation of God
26) ALL flesh will come to God
27) The earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
28) Enemies will submit & ALL earth will worship
29) Egypt & Assyria will be restored
30) Sodom will be restored
31) God will lead (all) captivity captive to dwell in man
32) He will be called the God of THE WHOLE EARTH
33) ALL will remember & turn unto the Lord
34) God is good to ALL & merciful to His works
35) Raises ALL that fall & ALL that be bowed down
36) ALL wait upon God & He will give them meat in due season.
37) Will satisfy the desire of ALL living
38) The Lord is good to ALL
39) ALL Thy works shall praise thee
40) The Earth is the Lord’s…and they who dwell therein
41) The Lord will make unto ALL people a feast
42) He will destroy the veil that’s cast over ALL
43) He will swallow up death (ALL death) in victory
44) He will wipe away tears from ALL faces
45) Never in God’s mind to pass anyone through the fire of Molech
46) The Lord did what pleased Him in heaven, earth, and the sea
47) In judgment…the inhabitants will learn righteousness
48) He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied
49) All families of the earth shall be blessed
NEW TESTAMENT
1) God works ALL things after counsel of His will
2) God will have ALL to be saved
3) Jesus ALWAYS does which pleases His Father
4 Jesus sent to be the Savior of THE WORLD
5) Jesus to do the will of God who sent Him
6) Jesus came to save ALL
7) Jesus gave Himself a ransom for ALL
8) He will finish the works He was sent to do
9) Jesus is the Savior of THE WORLD
10) Jesus will draw ALL to Himself
11) Jesus is able to save to the uttermost
12) Jesus the first born of ALL creation
13) By Him ALL things were created
14) In Adam ALL condemned, in Christ ALL live
15) In Adam ALL die, in Christ ALL live
16) ALL come into Him at the fullness of times
17) Death, the last enemy, will be destroyed
18) EVERY TONGUE shall confess Jesus is Lord (Phil 2:11)
19) Cannot confess except by THE HOLY SPIRIT
20) ALL Israel will be saved
21) Restitution (Reconstitution) of ALL
22) Jesus will be the joy to ALL people
23) His grace to be shown in the ages to come
24 ALL will know God
25) ALL flesh shall see the salvation of God
26) Grace has appeared to ALL
27) Creation freed from corruption
28) ALL reconciled unto God
29) ALL will have praise of God
30) End of the Lord is full of mercy
31) ALL Nations worship when judgments seen
32) ALL becomes a new creation in Christ
33) .ALL subjected to unbelief, mercy on ALL
34) ALL out of God, thru Him, and into Him
35) Jesus will fill ALL things
36) ALL creation seen praising God
37) God will be ALL in ALL
38) No more tears, ALL things made new
39) ALL dead who hear will live
40) ALL in the grave will hear & come forth
41) And this is the Father’s…I should lose NOTHING
42) Gather up the fragments that…that NOTHING be lost
43) ALL saved, yet so as by fire
44) Everyone shall be salted with fire
45) Jesus died for ALL
46) Jesus is the propitiation for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD
47) Reconciliation of the world
48) He is the heir of ALL things
49) ALL has been given into His hand
50) Jesus will give eternal life to ALL that His Father gives Him
51) ALL to be taught of God and will come
52) Jesus is the Savior of ALL
53) Salvation unto the ends of the earth
54).All nations shall be blessed
55) For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost
56) Not the will of your Father…that one of these…should perish (rf. 1)
57) That ALL through him *might believe
58) Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of THE WORLD
59) That THE WORLD through him *might be saved. *might omitted in the Greek
60) The bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of THE WORLD
61) That we may present EVERY MAN perfect in Christ Jesus
62) The Lord is…not willing that ANY should perish (rf. 1 & 2)
63) And he is the propitiation…for the WHOLE WORLD

JONAH REVEALED!

BOOK OF JONAH REVEALED


As promised in my article, “Signs and Blunders” this article is going to take the entire book of Jonah and break it down to reveal the “story beneath the story” which of course will deal directly with us. I will be translating some of the words from the Hebrew, which will open a great deal of insight to us, as well as looking at this story the way God intended, allegorically, which will Glorify God in the process.

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

Now, remember no scripture is of private interpretation so everything I write below may be a bunch of nonsense, I doubt that, but you must go WITHIN, go to God to get the revelation of a thing. As I know…

James 1:5 – If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, without reproach; and it shall be given him.

So let’s get this party started with the BOOK OF JONAH.

JONAH 1

Jonah 1:1 – Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

First, let’s look at what “came” to Jonah. It was the “WORD OF THE LORD”. And what is the WORD of God? It is the TRUTH, which is revealed in CHRIST (Our Enlightened state). Hopefully, by now, we know that the Hope of Glory is CHRIST WITHIN -NOT- without (outside of us or coming soon to a theater near you).

So this TRUTH of God was revealed within Jonah’s thoughts/mind. Because the WORD OF THE LORD is TRUTH

John 17:17 -Sanctify them through thy TRUTH: thy WORD IS TRUTH.

This TRUTH has the power to Sanctify (free mankind from error and lies) those that heard it and believed it. Which is God’s predestined plan for us all, regardless of what some “religious people” would have you to believe.


Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5HAVING PREDESTINED US unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

He chose us, before forming us, to be HOLY AND WITHOUT BLAME. Please catch that. We all have been predestined to the adoption of Christ to himself, for the good pleasure of God’s will. Which is… TO HAVE ALL SAVED AND COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH AND STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN (christ)

So, this “TRUTH” came to Jonah. Now, how did it come? Was it a spoken word? Did the clouds literally part, and God say, “YO JONAH GET YOUR SKINNY BUT TO NINEVAH OR ELSE!” Of course not.

We are talking about TRUTH here, and TRUTH is only known as a THOUGHT or the THOUGHTS in our HEAD (thinking). There is the thought of Truth and the thought of Lies. The only way to HEAR (Understand) the TRUTH is to have the revelation of it within. Like a light goes on in your mind, and all of a sudden, YOU GET IT!…. So much for people hearing God LITERALLY speaking to them. God puts his words in our minds, so everything with God is truly happening within, while without there is a physical temporal representation to help us understand what is going on within.

Hebrews 8:10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

God’s word only comes to us through our MINDS, in our THOUGHTS. God’s word/TRUTH “came” to Jonah, the same way A THOUGHT comes to our mind. It was REVEALED. The thought of TRUTH and his PURPOSE ENTERED HIS MIND and he understood what it was he should do. Or should I say, He thought she should do this or that… He may not have known that the thought was God’s thought, in fact his actions prove he really didn’t know it was God’s will. Because nothing can thwart God’s will, Jonah knew that, all prophets know that, so if he REALLY KNEW it was God’s will for him to go to Ninevah, trust me he would have went. The same is true for us. We get the urge to do this or that, and then we think that can’t be what God wants of me, and our doubt keeps us from doing it and then things happen that eventually force us to do what we thought God didn’t want us to do to begin with. (Make sense? LOL)

Now I know the story reads as if Jonah was having a conversation with God. But God deals with us all the same. God is no respecter of persons. God communicates with us through what we some call our conscience, or through random thoughts that pop into our head. We believe them to be our thoughts, and they are, but God gave us those thoughts. (But I’m not going to explain that in this article, perhaps down the road.)

Sooooooo, Jonah did NOT hear a literal voice talking to him it was the THOUGHTS IN HIS HEAD, which Jonah had come to understand to be GOD. He learned what most of us learn through experience, to tell the difference between God’s truth and Satan’s (our carnal egotistical) lies.

But for those who don’t believe that this is how Jonah understood what he must do then is just look at what the word “CAME” from that 1st scripture means in Hebrew.

Came =”REVEALED, ENTER INTO, DRAW NEAR”.

Cool right? So the TRUTH was REVEALED within Jonah, much as things are revealed to us, about our lives, passions, and things we must do.

But here is where it gets REAL INTERESTING. Let’s look at the name JONAH and what it means. We can learn so much from the meaning of names and JONAH is yet another great example.

In Hebrew JONAH means “DOVE”.

Doves are MESSENGERS, they are the perfect picture of the HOLY SPIRIT, which “brings to remembrance the TRUTH to our heart that Christ spoke us”. Doves only eat SEED and FRUIT, a great symbol of love, truth, and obviously God.

Jonah was a MESSENGER indeed, and THIS DOVE had a Father whose name also opens the eyes of our understanding to this parable.

Jonah (Dove) is the SON of “AMITTAI” which translates into “MY TRUTH”…

Okay so let’s put it all together now.

So Jonah is God’s MESSENGER whose FATHER was GOD’S TRUTH. The TRUTH gave birth to the MESSENGER. (Just a neat little factoid for you all).

So it should be evident now that we are dealing with THOUGHT. And not just the thought of TRUTH revealed within Jonah, but this story is a picture of how the TRUTH/WORD/CHRIST comes to all of us. For we are all SONS AND DAUGHTER of GOD’S TRUTH when we are born again within. You will see this story is as much yours as it is Jonah’s and mine. God speaks to us in our MINDS and HEARTS.


Deuteronomy 6:6
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be IN YOUR HEART:

The Trick is testing the spirits (thoughts) to see if they be God or not. Now I have a very simple method I use to do this.
1) Does the thought make me feel at peace OR fear? Since God doesn’t give us the spirit of fear, we
know fear is not of God. Only thoughts of peace are from God.
2) Does the thought encourage, forgive, love others?
3) Does this thought stretch me and encourage me to do the
right thing, even though the wrong thing would be easier?

I look at these examples and more, and this is how I know if these “words” be of God or not. And if the thought has me to do harm to anyone or anything I know it ain’t God speaking. God is GOOD all the time, and his thoughts for us are evident. If the thought gives us fear, worry, or dread, it is the voice of the DEAD (Adam/carnal man) or that Father of Lies, SATAN (Carnal man’s mind).


2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

If the thoughts in our head empower us, help us to love, and we are at peace with these thoughts, they are the WORDS OF GOD (TRUTH)

Okay, moving on.

2Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

God’s Messenger of TRUTH knew he had to go to NINEVAH because THE PEOPLE there were a hot mess.

Now, pay attention now because everything is an allegory in scripture. NINEVAH is a symbol of those in the world, and even those THOUGHTS in US that are not rooted in TRUTH.

But let’s check out what NINEVAH MEANS in the native tongue and what their people represent.

NINEVAH means “Abode of NINUS” – An abode/dwelling place/tabernacle – The word abode is the same that is used for God’s spirit which ABIDES with in us… So, the ABODE is the TEMPLE OF something, it should be the temple or dwelling place of GOD, but here we learn in the translation, that Ninevah means the ABODE OF NINUS….

And WHO IS NINUS? You ask… Well get ready, because it is quite a coinky dinky!

NINUS – Child of BAAL — So Ninevah literally means, it is the DWELLING PLACE OF BAAL’S CHILD or CHILDREN. And what is BAAL (Lord)( idolatry)

Baal was the false god that everyone was worshipping. Now here is where it gets a little eery. Let me just describe Baal for you. For this BAAL bull (bull cult) – Think about what is standing outside wall street in New York City… that big old Golden Bull, the worship of money, material things, the temporal… But this BAAL strikes a similar resemblance to a “Son of God” we all know and love, Jesus. So why would so many would worship this false exterior God, BAAL. Well BAAL was said to be the SON OF EL. Jesus is said to the Son of God, same thing. Baal was said to give increase in all areas, harvest, livestock, love life etc. Today preachers teach comes to JESUS and he will give you increase in all the areas of your life… Hhhhmmmn…

The Canaanites were addicted to BAAL worship, where Priests would hold services for him in Temples. The same is true with how many worship Jesus today. But if that ain’t enough, “Baal was born of a virgin. Jesus born of a Virgin. Baal was killed as a propitiation for sin. Jesus was killed for the sins of the world. Baal was gloriously resurrected as God, and Son of God. Jesus resurrected as well. (Now these mythical legends date back 4000 years before Christ!) And check out this vain tradition, each year, the Canaanites celebrated the annual death and resurrection of Baal as a part of their fertility rituals… And yes, we do the same for Jesus. Also Baal was said to come again and defeat all his enemies and REIGN! – Quite a coincidence.

And we wonder why Elijah screamed, Lord they have torn down your altars… EVERYONE was into this LORD worship (Baal). They had statues, paintings, temples, altars, and Elijah looked around and not one stood for the TRUTH of God. I can relate to Elijah.

Isn’t that something? The whole world was mystified by worshipping this BAAL, which or course existed outside of themselves, a BAAL that is soon to come, not a Savior that exists within, but without. Sound’s a lot like the Jesus RELIGION teaches doesn’t it.

Remember Baal’s profits (misspelling on purpose) had to do all sorts of rituals, traditions, chanting, dancing, etc etc… They had to DO STUFF to get THEIR SAVIOR BAAL to answer them. And NOTHING HAPPENED. Because they believed in a SAVIOR that could not save. Like the majority today.


Isaiah 45:20
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

How many have fish on their cars, crosses on their necks, jesus rings, etc. etc. Our Savior is not a Man standing 6 feet tall with a rocking beard, piercing blue eyes, etc etc… Our SAVIOR is the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, the WORD OF GOD, God’s SON (CHILD/IMAGE) that LIGHTS everyone from the womb.

But let’s put that behind us, my only point in bringing this up, is that there are many today that believe they are worshipping Jesus, but are in fact worshipping BAAL (a FALSE LORD/JESUS) unknowingly. So test those spirits people. If you are worshipping a PHYSICAL MAN AFTER THE FLESH, and waiting for that PHYSICAL MAN to return, then you may want to rethink some things.


2 Corinthians 5:16
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

We need to worship and know JESUS CHRIST as SPIRIT(thoughts of Gods truth) not Flesh. And the HOPE OF THAT GLORY (Revealed mystery) is found WITHIN. Christ IN YOU. Not outside you, coming soon, etc etc.

But I digress,

So God tells Jonah to get over to those meatheads in Nineveh and tell them to repent, and seek GOD within and not without.

I like to think, WHAT IF Jonah’s story was mine? What would happen if one day I just knew (God’s word came to me) that I needed to stand up and tell the world how wrong they were worshipping a Savior that will never save, because it is not the TRUE CHRIST that is only found within.

We hear everyone talking of Christ coming again, as opposed to seeing(understanding) that the TRUTH will be REVEALED again in A REMNANT.

And let me quick point out something from the original text about Jesus coming again, and what that WORD “COME” means.

Matt 24: 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

When Christ “comes” you won’t literally see a SINGLE MAN. First of all, secondly, how does he “COME” AGAIN?

MATT 23: 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Christ “comes” as POWERFUL BURSTS OF ILLUMINATION. Caused BY FRICTION between HEAVEN AND EARTH. Christ comes as ENLIGHTENMENT. Don’t believe me wait…

Now let me translate the WORD comes for you, as he “COMES” as it was in NOAH’S DAY… The WORD come in HEBREW, means “Presence, Revealed.” —

Look at this sentence to help you better understand this hidden mystery. In SHORT STORY.

“John once believe his Savior was outside of him, but ONE DAY, he CAME TO REALIZE that the SPIRIT OF CHRIST was within.”

This is the way CHRIST COMES (REVEALED, UNVEILED, PRESENCE IS KNOWN)

They shall see (perceive) the Son of man coming in the clouds (witnesses) of heaven (heaven is WITHIN YOU) with power and great glory.

But back to Jonah and what if, if was me, God was telling this too. What if I was supposed to go to some big name Church/Temple/Mosque/Kingdom Hall/etc and stand before them and say… “YOU’RE ALL WRONG and GOD IS GOING TO DESTROY your religion if you don’t repent!”

I would probably do what Jonah did, “Nah! God doesn’t want me to REALLY do that, I’m going to stay as far away from these “Ninevites” (children of Baal = children of idolatry and lies) as possible.

3But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

So the TRUTH of God is revealed to JONAH, and he flees to TARSHISH, which is known to be a MARKET PLACE, where silver, gold, and precious stones and metals are esteemed above everything else.

In Psalms 48, we see that even the KINGS who saw the great TRUTH of God feared and ran away as Jonah did, and guess where too? TARSHISH. It is a symbol of the world, finance, trade, FITTING IN. Like most of us, when we first hear (understand) what we must do, we don’t want to do it, we head in the opposite direction, not toward God, but toward the world and its ways.

4But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

And this is something we should all learn right here and now, for all you FREE WILLERS out there… Sure we have a choice, we choose God’s will eventually :). Because GOD’S WILL, will ALWAYS be done. And it is GOD’S WILL that ALL BE SAVED. And of course I don’t mean saved from some future horror (that doesn’t exist) I mean saved from the hellish thoughts that trouble us in the here and now. God will change people’s hearts, of this I am faithfully sure.

In fact, this was Jonah’s problem to begin with, he knew eventually God would change the Ninivites hearts, he didn’t want to be persecuted and hurt or killed by those who he knew well, that God’s will would be done regardless of what Jonah did. But you see, Jonah needed to be the Messenger he was born to be, and Jonah in fact needed to get over his own fear and bias, and learn something as well.

You see, Jonah could have listened and headed straight for that wicked (ignorant) place and their people. Who knows he might have had some Princess Cruise line to escort him over there, he might have even gotten to sing karaoke on board and dance the night away… BUT! He didn’t listen. HE RAN AWAY FROM GOD. – the reason is, God speaks to us in our thoughts. He probably thought it was a random dumb idea to warn these people. He probably didn’t trust that it was God that was giving him these instructions. Many times this happens to us as well. We are given the desire to speak up and we think of the consequences, and then say, Oh God really wouldn’t want me to do this. Jonah, like us, was a reluctant messenger. He had to REALLY KNOW that this was God’s will, and oh boy did he learn the hard way. There are times many of us don’t do the right thing because we think the consequence for us will stink, but soon we find ourselves in a worse situation doing what we originally thought we couldn’t do, because now, like Jonah WE ARE FORCED TO!

According to most religious leaders out there, if you run from God, GOD WILL LET YOU and then in the end he will BURN YOU FOREVER!

But we see this is not the case. God made sure Jonah would fulfill his purpose. So don’t any of you tell me, we can somehow RUN AWAY FROM GOD’S PLAN IN OUR LIVES. God will bring each of us to our purpose at the exact time we are meant to be there. This is good news. No one can fail. Because God is in control and God is no respecter of persons, what he did for Jonah he does for us.

God does not esteem one better than another as men do, so what he does for Jonah, he does for us. Jonah didn’t want to listen, so a GREAT WIND was sent out into the sea.

Now this is another great allegory –

WIND = Doctrine/teaching – SEA = Carnal Humanity… Proof?

Ephesians 4:14 – That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine

Revelation 17:15 -And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Jonah left the TRUTH of God and his PURPOSE to go down to the SEA and do business in Tarshish. This is a picture of how God works all things to his good. Leaving the TRUTH of God is bad, the REBUKE from God is good and returns these “Mariners” back to their intended place. Take a look at this…

Pslams 107 – 23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. 25For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 26They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end. 28Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Job said, his days of humanity were are swift as a SHIP.

A SHIP is a symbol of the VESSEL (our soul) that carries the CHRIST WITHIN. And when our SHIP enters the SEA (the ways of the world) than we are tossed back and forth, we are troubled and we cry out in those times of trouble. You see, we brought this upon ourselves by not listening to God’s purpose and plan for us to begin with, but the good news is GOD ONLY DOES WHAT HE WILLS… And it is GOD’S will that ALL BE SAVED… Which is why he sent Jonah his MESSENGER OF HIS TRUTH to Nineveh (dwelling place of BAAL’S kids)

5Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. 6So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

So the troubles come upon JONAH, and when trouble come upon us, we too find CHRIST fast asleep. (Unconscious) of the distress. As Jonah was.

When you dream, everyone and everything you experience in your dream represents you…

So too, in scripture every detail represents us. Think about it, just like when we are in trouble, we WAKE UP THE CHRIST WITHIN… God help us, we cry! We may even know as Jonah knew what we did wrong to have this stuff brought upon us.

7And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah. 8Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou? 9And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land. 10Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him. Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

JONAH, the DOVE OF GOD’S TRUTH fled from the presence of the LORD. Want to know who else did this? ADAM (all of MANKIND) –

We have all headed toward TARSHISH, we want to squeak out a living on our terms. We leave God’s WORD and instruction and head toward the world. And the instant our SHIP (soul) hits those waters the CHRIST WITHIN (God’s messenger of TRUTH) falls asleep… Becomes unconscious. Leaving the CARNAL MAN at the HELM. Those that worship MANY GODS.

11Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.

At this point in our lives, LIFE STINKS! We don’t know what to do, where to go, You see, this story is all about us. The WORLD around us, is crumbling before our eyes, debt is piling, marriages ending, fights, anger, hater, the SEA (man’s worldly thinking and ways) becomes a NIGHTMARE.

Ever wonder why Jesus walked ABOVE the WATERS OF THE WORLD. The TRUTH exists ABOVE the influence and nonsense of the sensual world. And once you take your eyes of the TRUTH, like Peter DID, you fall right back into old ways, thinking, and patterns.

So, the Mariners came to Jonah to wake him up. Much as the disciples did for and to Jesus when the storms arose for them… NOW PLEASE CATCH THE BEAUTY of this next line. You see, GOD’S MESSAGE OF TRUTH (Holy spirit) (Christ within) JONAH/DOVE knows exactly how to calm the STORMS OF OUR LIFE (ship in the sea)

12And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.

DID YOU CATCH THAT? Read it again… this time, I am going to replace a couple of words to help you.

12 Take up THE TRUTH (raise it up, let it be your PRIMARY THOUGHT WITHIN YOU), and cast THE TRUTH into the HEART OF THE WORLD AND MANKIND; and the WORLD WILL NEVER TROUBLE YOU AGAIN…

So why did God send these storms again? TO WAKE UP THE TRUTH WITHIN YOU! Look at what Jonah says…

…for my sake (For THE TRUTH) this great tempest is upon you.

(This is why we see TROUBLE. God sends these STORMS, to GIVE BIRTH TO PREDETERMINED TRUE IDENTITY and PURPOSE in Christ)

READ IT AGAIN.
…for my sake (For THE TRUTH) this great tempest is upon you.

Picture the hard times in our lives as labor pain that attack us, and get so bad that we finally have to give up, bare down, and give birth!

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

Suffering is part of the process. Our suffering is meant to WAKE US UP to the TRUTH of who we are IN CHRIST. To take us OFF THE PATH of the world and put us back on track, with REPENTANCE. (To CHANGE our focus) from the sensual world to the spiritual TRUTH that is within all men from the womb. (John 1)

13Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

Here is where we mess us though. We allow the knucklehead Carnal EGO US to still make the moves. Even after understanding it is our self effort that got us in trouble. We still don’t return to God. We try to FIX it on our own, we still let ADAM handle it.

We screw up by leaving the will of God for our lives and tough times come, and most of us STAY THERE and try to fight against the tide pushing us to where God wants us to be.

A precious friend of mine Elaine Cooke once told me, “Let peace be your umpire”. The Eagle builds its nest so it will soon get uncomfortable for its babies, they get heavy enough and the nest starts cutting into them, they have no choice but to JUMP and FLY! God works the same way in our life. And Jonah is the perfect example of this. You see, God cannot fail. Despite what you have been told or heard, GOD WILL FINISH HIS CREATION IN VICTORY! – That’s written folks.

So if we, like Jonah, say “No way!” and then we head in the opposite direction. God will leave those 99 with him to chase your skinny or wrinkly but down to get you back into the fold.

And oh boy did Jonah get chased down. So much for total free will. Sure we can choose to go in a different direction, IF WE WANT TO SUFFER until we change direction and get back on course. “Church” That is what a good father does in the natural, he corrects. However, GOD IS PERFECT. And God ONLY does what he WILLS (predetermined)

1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

This isn’t lip service. God has a PURPOSE AND PLAN and that is to TURN the CARNAL MAN away from his wicked ways, to CAST OFF his old thinking and to embrace the TRUTH of WHO MANKIND IS, (God created child).

When we leave the TRUTH of God, the straight and narrow, you enter TORMENT and destruction. But that is good news people… because.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

This TRIBULATION that we find in the WORLD (mans carnal ways) eventually humbles us and lead us to the TRUTH. Even the most carnal of men will finally give up their fight and do what GOD has told them to do… WE ALL REAP WHAT WE SOW, and we will not leave until we pay the last farthing… (whatever the heck a farthing is!)

So the STORMS in our life come and we have to TAKE UP CHRIST (JONAH) – Take up the TRUTH and cast it INTO OUR TROUBLE SEA (wildly spinning worldly thoughts of worry, fear, hate, lust, etc)

15So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.

The INSTANT the MESSAGE of TRUTH is received in the SEA (the hearts of all carnal and worldly men and women) – The troubles cease.
They RAISED UP JONAH, as CHRIST WAS RAISED.

17Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

First let me address these 3 days and 3 nights. A SPIRITUAL TRIMESTER, after the TRIMESTER IS UP CHRIST IS BORN, and you are BORN AGAIN or RESURRECTED.

The GREAT FISH is simple to interpret – It is MANKIND. Once the TRUTH OF CHRIST is cast into the WORLD (mankind’s thoughts) it is SWALLOWED (INGESTED, ASSIMILATED, BECAME ONE WITH)

Jesus said, that we must EAT HIS FLESH and DRINK HIS BLOOD – to become one with him.

The problem is most people don’t know what to do with it. They take the TRUTH OF CHRIST and turn it into a LITERAL CARNAL thing.

Well when the GREAT FISH (Mankind’s EGO) swallowed the TRUTH, it ends up making that FISH SICK.

JONAH CHAPTER TWO

Jonah 2: 1Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,

So for those of you literalists out there, we have YET ANOTHER allegory for you. The word BELLY! And no, this is not speaking of a FISH’S BELLY LITERALLY here, but it is talking about what swallowed up whole the MESSENGER OF GODS TRUTH (Jonah, Christ)

You see the BELLY is another allegory for the SOUL of mankind. The SOUL, our sense of being, don’t believe me?

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Psalm 44:25
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
Job 15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

THE BELLY is the SOUL/sense of being OF MAN. You see this is a picture of the TRUTH OF GOD, being buried deep into the depths of our SOUL. Our SOUL ruling, our SOUL reigning, and the TRUTH/CHRIST/JONAH trapped deep within it.

At first, we pray out of our SOULISH UNDERSTANDING. We may even recite prayers we were taught. We really don’t know how to pray or what to pray for. A great example is when someone hurts us, and we hate them for it, our SOULISH prayer for them is “Lord show them how wrong they are” HA! — What meatheads we are when the TRUTH OF GOD is trapped in our BELLY (inside out SOULISH/CARNAL UNDERSTANDING)

When we become spiritual, our prayer becomes, “Lord teach me what I need to learn from this, forgive me for being angry with them, help me to be light to others, and deliver me from my hate and lusts”

2And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

Here is another interesting tid bit, Jonah prayed our of the BELLY OF HELL. Man’s CARNAL SOUL is HELL, it is the place we are sent when we leave the TRUTH of God for Man’s ways. Christ also was sent to HELL (man’s carnal soul) to deliver those trapped there. (Seeing a trend yet?)

3For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. 4Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

This is our story “Church” this is what happened to us all. We were all cast into the DEEP, in the midst of WORLDLY LUSTS AND WAYS, and the floods of lies, tradition and vanity passed over our true nature (Christ in us). We were lost, WEEDS (lies) strangling any bit of truth in our minds. We are in HELL indeed, trapped in the carnality of our soul, CORRUPT (ignorant)

6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. 7When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

For a moment we, like Jonah, were trapped, the TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE (GOD’S IMAGE AND CHILD) in the prison of our own carnal vanity. But because of our suffering, we begin to see, the VANITY of MANKINDS WAYS.

8They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

When we follow after LIES, when we pretend that we are in control, and continue on a path of separation (in our thinking) we forsake MERCY, PEACE, AND JOY. We are in control. We can choose the easy road to redemption, by giving in to what God is telling us is true, or we can follow after the world and suffer until we do.

9But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. 10And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
NOTICE THESE WORDS…. ; I will pay that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

Now for those of you who say, we CHOOSE SALVATION, our WORKS are what get us in… you are like the Men on the Ship rowing and fighting against the storm that God is sending to TURN YOU AROUND (REPENT)

Because SALVATION is not of MAN, it is OF THE LORD!

The instant we realize our “lives” are out of our control, and GOD’S WILL, WILL BE DONE, the instant we say “Not my will Lord, but Yours” – That is the instant CHRIST IS REVEALED from within.

And then the TRUTH can stand on the SHORE (a firmer foundation of TRUTH and Understanding) AND we can then go off and teach others. As Jonah did, hopefully without all the FISH PUKE ON US. Although, we will have remnants of our soulish filth still clinging to us, because we are a work in progress.

JONAH is our story as much as it is his. Learn from Jonah, learn. Don’t continue to follow man toward riches and tradition, be Bold, proclaim GOD’S WILL BE DONE.

That way, if you turn right and it is wrong, you understand God will use your mistake to correct you. It is WIN WIN people. That is the GOOD NEWS, no one FAILS! But if we listen right away and turn the way God intended for us to begin with, then we get to that place without so much as a bad vibe.

We must Love, Forgive, Be Charitable, compassionate, and most importantly we must listen to what the Lord wants of our lives.

If storms arise and things get uncomfortable and no matter how hard you try things aren’t changing. Set your eyes on God, and your situation will change. I hope this simple essay has in some way helped. Much love to you and yours, Jacob