ARE WE GOD?

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ARE WE GOD?

That’s some title, is it not? An attention grabber for sure. However, a very important question to ask. A question that I have held off posting for many, many years. The reason is this very important question strikes fear into the hearts of people everywhere. We have been conditioned for so long to believe that such a question was off-limits. Not just off-limits, mind you, but we have been taught that to ask this question is the most blasphemous thing a person can do.

Have you ever wondered why that is?

What if the reason we have been conditioned to not ask this question is because the question itself may prove to be the very thing that sets us free?

Now I could post all sorts of scriptures that would make many second guess what they had been taught about God to begin with.

For example: That God is somehow far from them… when scripture teaches us that God is within us, through us, and is us. For God is all that exists.

1 Corinthians 8:6 – yet for us there is but ONE GOD, the Father, FROM WHOM ARE ALL THINGS and WE EXIST FOR HIM; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him (CHRIST).

We (who we believe ourselves to be) exist for GOD (the only one that really exists) and WE (Who we believe ourselves to be) exist THROUGH Christ.

The SON (who we are in this world) makes the Father known. And why does the SON (God’s creation) do this? … Because no one has SEEN God at any time.

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

You can’t SEE the SEER people. The SEER declares the ONE who sees. This is hard for me to explain and make plain here as well, which is why I have held off so long from posing this question before you all.

Ponder this for a moment: Who is the one seeing out of your eyes? Is that you? Now take it a step further, who is the one who creates the dreams you have at night?

SURELY, you believe yourself to be your conscious mind. But your conscious mind is so much smaller than your sub conscious mind. In addition your conscious mind is IN your subconscious mind, and your subconscious mind is in your conscious mind… and news flash people…. Your conscious mind and subconscious mind are BOTH IN YOU.

No one can know the subconscious mind (for lack of a better title), but the conscious mind makes the subconscious mind known.

I know this may be a lot to take in and may seem like a stretch. Nevertheless, the point of this simple essay is only to get you to question…. WHO AM I? AM I IN CONTROL? WHAT IS THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

When the disciples asked Jesus to show them God, to make God tangible and understandable to them… what did Jesus say?

John 14:9-11
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me

Jesus said, IF YOU HAVE SEEN ME YOU HAVE SEEN GOD! He said God is IN him, and he is IN GOD. He said, even the words he spoke came from God (not WHO they thought Jesus was).

Let me explain that for a second. Jesus understood the truth. That HE AND GOD were ONE and the same… That the “Jesus” part was a creation or the SON (offspring) of GOD (THE ONLY ONE WHO REALLY EXISTS).

Another way of understanding this mystery is to look at our own sense of being. Who we believe ourselves to be in this world, our names, our pet peeves, our likes, our dislikes, our hang ups, etc… that is a creation of WHO WE REALLY ARE. Who we are in this world is who we CHOOSE to be in this world. We can easily change who we are. We can change our names, try new things, we can do whatever we want, become whoever we want… we are in control of who we project into this world… In other words, who we project into this world is our offspring. Who we project into this world is our creation, our child… And the only way for others to get to know the REAL US is by the CHILD (our creation) to express who we really are. Because no one can really know who we REALLY are, all they can is WHO WE DECLARE TO THE WORLD.

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

So the SPIRIT within us, the “Lord” (existing one/one who truly exists) projects into this world the person we believe ourselves to be. And Jesus knew this well. Jesus understood that who he was in the world was simply the “child” of the God within us all… He wouldn’t dare say I AM GOD… yet he understood that God was LORD, that he was ONE with God and if ONE… then there is no other. This is a mystery and one that is hard to explain.

Who everyone knew Jesus to be in the world, who Jesus knew himself to be in this world WAS NOT GOD. He made that clear when he told the rich who was searching for answers, “there is NONE that is good save God”

When Jesus spoke to the disciples they couldn’t bear to hear this. They couldn’t grasp this. The disciples saw a man named Jesus and believed HE WAS GOD in the Flesh, people make this same mistake today. The belief that God is somehow separate from them…

Jesus wanted desperately for them to know the truth…. He even prayed that they would know that they were all ONE.

John 17
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Who we have believed ourselves to be is the creation of who we really are WITHIN. It is the IMAGE of who we really are… An image is not the source but a representation of the source.

“Let US (PLURAL) make MAN in OUR (PLURAL) IMAGE”

Don’t WE (who we really are) actually create who we want to be for others to see? Don’t we all do that?

We do it so often that sometimes it’s hard for us to keep track of who we really are, because we are so busy creating the image of who we want to be… BOTH CONSCIOUSLY AND SUBCONSCIOUSLY… And that is the reason the world seems to be in the mess it is.

Now let’s take that though a step further. First we create who we project into this world (who we think we are) and then we CREATE physical representations of (who we think we are) into this physical world as well by having children.

My wife and I said, “wouldn’t it be wonderful to create a child in our image”… and we then begin the joyous process of having children. WE CREATE HUMAN BEINGS. This begins within us and we then birth it out into this physical world. Then we go so far as to FORM those CHILDREN into WHO WE WANT THEM TO BE… Which in effect makes it hard for them to TRULY KNOW WHO THEY ARE… which is THE SAME AS WHO WE ALL REALLY ARE. Because there is ONLY GOD.

The word “Lord” in Greek, we defined literally means “THE EXISTING ONE, THE ONE WHO EXISTS”

When Moses dares to share GOD with Pharoah… what was the NAME OF GOD AGAIN?

“I AM” – “I EXIST”

BE STILL AND KNOW I AM GOD!

Think about this for a second. God can never forsake you or leave you?

WHY? you ask… Because YOU CANNOT FORSAKE OR DENY YOURSELF (who you really are within)… And it doesn’t even matter if you don’t believe what I am writing is true… because you can’t deny who you are to begin with.

2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

What if this is the key to our freedom? Could it be that we ALL are GOD in a manner of speaking? That we are all many members of the ONE BODY WHICH IS GOD?

1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the BODY is ONE, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are ONE body: SO ALSO IS CHRIST.

And if that be true is it so far-fetched to think that we all ARE projecting who we think we are into the world and creating all the wonderful things and terrible things we experience… because we simply believe that is what is supposed to be.

Is it possible that we create our own suffering and create our joy? Is this possible? The scriptures seem to back up this belief.

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

Job said, he greatest FEAR came upon him. Is it possible that our thoughts create our world? Is this why the scriptures warn us that the power of life and death is in the tongue?

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue

Consider something on a tangible scale… Look at your wall… now imagine a beautiful painting there… Can you not simply be imagining this and desiring this, create this and manifest this into your world?

Didn’t Jesus say, “with FAITH NOTHING shall be impossible to you?”

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

BELIEF is the KEY to creation. Let me tell you why.

WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE.

If you don’t think you have power to calm the storm, YOU CAN’T… because you have created you inability to do so. If you BELIEVE you can turn your situation around, YOU WILL. If this wasn’t true then why would the scriptures point us in this direction?

Mark 11:24
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them
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IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL RECEIVE! But if you don’t want to believe these words, then look to your lives and ask yourself if anything in your life that has happened was something you couldn’t believe would happen… Then ask yourself, is anything that you want in life but don’t have something you truly believe you can have.

For years I have lived a life of saying I would do this or that before I found myself doing this or that. That goes for the good and the bad. Because if I am truly honest with myself… this is the story that I told myself and believed so what other story could be played out before me.

Few people are ready to grab unto the belief that their every waking moment is a creation of who they are to begin with. The problem is most are creating only fear and misery in their life… because they have been programmed since birth to believe that they are no good sinners and that they are incapable of saving themselves from their own ignorant creation.

One way of looking at it is… Your CONSCIOUS mind is the seed giver… An allegory of this is ADAM if you will… Your SUBCONSCIOUS MIND is a sense EVE the MOTHER OF ALL…

When the conscious mind and subconscious mind are of one accord, they are perfect, WHOLE… they are God manifested in this world.

Philippians 2:2
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

One MIND, one God, ONE baptism, One Spirit, ONE…

The problem is the conscious and subconscious mind have been separated, the subconscious mind was taken out of the conscious mind’s control… Just as Eve was taken out of Adam. The big trouble started when the subconscious mind began listening to the wrong HUSBAND… Our ego began talking to our subconscious mind and now we find our greatest fears coming upon us… because we deal more with thoughts of fear and worry and doubt and BELIEVE them to be true, more than we believe that we HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE. So in essence we are ignorantly creating all the time… JUST NOT THE THINGS WE DESIRE. We only create the things we BELIEVE will be.

Another way or looking at it is our subconscious mind is as GOD and our conscious Mind is as ADAM… and there was a time both were one accord and NOW they are separate.

These ideas I put forth, are simply ideas… but well worth pondering.

However just as our EGOTISTICAL IGNORANT thoughts can impregnate our subconscious mind and manifest it into the world… so can OUR CONSCIOUS mind do the same…

This is what the scriptures mean by taking on the mind of Christ, killing off the anti-christ… etc.

We have forgotten the truth and there has been this “veil” between the truth and who we think we are in this world. But this veil is taken away the instant we take up that cross.

2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ

Let’s put aside all of our religious indoctrination and the fear that goes along with it for a moment. Let’s dare to ask ourselves the really hard questions.

Like, why is it sometimes we start hearing a song in our head and all of a sudden there it is on the radio. Why is it we daydream of an old friend we haven’t heard from in years and then WHAMO they call? Why is it we dream of things before they happen, think of things before they happen? Why do we constantly say to ourselves “I knew that was going to happen.”

What if there really is more to us then we know.

Let’s look at the facts.

Where is God according to scripture?

1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth IN you?

Point to your temples people… God is ruling right there from his throne… in his KINGDOM. And where is God’s kingdom?

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

God exists IN his TEMPLE which is who you project into this world. God creates the Temple which is who you project into this world. God exists in his Kingdom… which is WITHIN YOU (who you project into the world).

WHO YOU PROJECT IN THIS WORLD is the TEMPLE OF GOD… AND GOD IS IN THE TEMPLE… and this TEMPLE you can tear down and rebuild at will…

Matthew 26:61
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

According to scripture GOD exists WITHIN YOU (who you think you are)… Just as the subconscious mind exists within the conscious mind and vice versa.

You are truly the beginning and the end of your life. You are the very center of all things IN YOUR WORLD. Everything everywhere exist outside of you, but has to exist WITHIN you for you to experience it. WHY IS THAT?

What if you dared to look deeper? What would happen if you dared to take responsibility for everything that happens in your life? Now… what would happen if you began to CREATE and ACT… as opposed to simply believing you are going along for the ride.

Your experiences are dependent on your choices and your choices are dependent on what you believe can and cannot be accomplished.

The god of this world is YOUR EGO… Your ego is the one that tells you that you are powerless and that you have no control. Your ego created a god outside of you, far away from you, a god that you cannot see, hear, or feel… your ego has led you out of the garden of Eden (which is you)… You ego has you focused on everything outside you as opposed to turning within. And it is this GOD OF THIS WORLD (your ego) that has blinded us of the GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST (awakening)

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.

Jesus said… if you want to know the way to the FATHER… then look at me. Jesus said I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE… Jesus also said so is everyone else.

AS GOD IS… SO ARE WE

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

I wrote this article not to say I am God… but to pose a question to all of you… IF YOU AND I AND EVERYONE WAS GOD how would that change the way we live our life?

And for those that say we should not question such things… I will remind you of what Jesus said to his disciples.

Luke 11:9-11
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

My prayer has always been “Teach me the truth no matter what the cost.” Because it is only the TRUTH that can set us all free… The question I have now is… Just who am I praying to? If the only God there is, is within me to begin with.

It is important to note that being one with something, and understanding that that “something” is all there really is, does not make you that “something” as well …

The YOU you ARE in this world is a projection of something so much greater than who you believe, and know yourself to be… Who you are in this world is a “HOST” for something much greater than you, hiding away within you, pulling the strings, the ghost in the machine. The LORD (EXISTING ONE) OF HOSTS is another name for “God” in scripture. But make no mistake about it, “No one has seen God at anytime…” YOU CAN’T SEE THE SEER after all.

Which is why, the greatest of all prayers is… “Not my will be done Lord (existing one) but thine!”

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JACOB
http://www.jacobisrael.org

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I AM – THE ANSWER

I AM – THE ANSWER

(This essay has something truly amazing to offer toward the end of it. I hope you enjoy it and take it all in with an open heart. Also, please forgive any spelling or grammatical mistakes as I wrote this quickly to get it out today. Enjoy Jacob)

There is a very old and very famous Indian proverb about six blind men who approached an elephant to gain wisdom of what an elephant was. The first blind man approached the Elephant and came to its huge side and believed the Elephant was very much like a wall. The second blind man came to the elephant and found the tusk and said the Elephant was very much like a spear. The third found the elephants squirming trunk and stated the elephant was as a snake. And the others came upon different parts of the elephant and each came away with a different idea of what the elephant was. Then all six came together and they disputed long and hard over who was right and who was wrong. The irony was, in part they were all right, and in part they were all wrong.

1 Corinthians 13:8-10
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect (Whole/Mature/Complete) is come (revealed), then that which is in part shall be done away.

Like this verse from Corinthians, there isn’t anyone who has all the answers. As it states we all know in “part”, that is of course until “that which is perfect” is come (revealed within us). And what that means in a nutshell is, we don’t all have the whole story until the whole story is understood.

It’s important to point out what that word “perfect” means in the above verse. As misunderstanding the meaning can cause confusion for people.

The word “perfect” doesn’t mean without spot or blemish as some believe. It doesn’t mean a man named Jesus Christ will return and give us all the answers, as many state. In addition, it most surely doesn’t mean the compilation of the 66 books found in our bible as others have said. Here we see how one simple verse can be interpreted to mean many different things. This of course can mean trouble.

Now in some cases all one needs to do to find the truth is ask, seek, and find.

Matthew 7:8
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

If more people did this, more people, I believe, would find and understand. If more people were willing to be wrong in what they believe things to be, many would find what it means to be right.

Instead of raising your voice, threatening, tearing down, and mocking those who have different views to protect your own view, if people would study to be silent and quietly meditate on what was offered they might find the scales of prides fall away from the eyes of their understanding as Paul found.

Today it is easier than ever to find the answers we seek, the internet offers a wealth of information only a mouse click away. But first there must be a desire in a person’s heart to find the answers. No one will search for something if they believe they already have everything they need to have and know. It is spiritual maturity that paves the way for great understanding and insight. Ironically, one of the definitions for the word “perfect” from the verse discussed earlier is “brought to maturity”.

The word “Perfect” that “comes” and does away with our partial understanding literally translates into “complete, whole, mature, brought to its end.” Which makes the most sense if you think about it… (We all know in part, until the WHOLE truth is revealed.)

You see there are many things in the scriptures that divide us. The words that are written aren’t the reason people turn on each other, the words that are written aren’t the reason people condemn each other, it is the interpretation of those written words that get us into trouble.

For example: In the scripture below, there are two very different ways of looking at it. One interpretation will bring life, and the other, if heeded, will most surely mean literal death.

Matthew 5:29
If your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than your whole body cast into hell.

For those who take the scriptures literally this would be a gruesome bit of instruction by someone who claimed to be a teacher. A wise teacher wouldn’t ask you to maul yourself for not knowing any better, a wise teacher would instruct you on how to take a better path.

Sadly many, many people take scriptures like the aforementioned literally. Today we still hear of those in other countries who chop off the hands of thieves, stone adulterous wives to death, and worse.

This BLIND VIEW will cause nothing but pain. However, if one were to look at this verse with different “eyes” (understanding) they would learn a great deal.

The EYE is always symbolic of a what a person understands or believes to be true. The EYES of a person are an allegory of what that person knows or thinks to be true.

Proverbs 3:21
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion

This is why the parable of the blind men and the elephant is so fitting. These BLIND MEN literally could NOT SEE the truth. This represents the many ignorant religious teachers who claim they can see… BUT CAN NOT.

This is another reason for Jesus healing the Blind.

Jesus = The Way, The Truth, The Light and Life.

The TRUTH gives SIGHT (UNDERSTANDING) to the BLIND (those who can’t see the truth).

And so the above scripture has nothing to do with tearing out a literal eye, but ridding yourself of something you believe which isn’t true.

If you believe lies, and hold these lies to be true, you will most surely suffer because of it. This suffering is pictured by the word Hell (which means The Grave, Hidden Place, IGNORANCE).

Let me give you an example of how this works in a simple story.

An insecure Husband worries his wife is cheating, it consumes him. He thinks every time she goes to work that his wife is making a fool of him. But this isn’t true. His wife adores him, loves him, and would never do such a thing. However, the husband believes this lie, it consumes him. Soon his relationship begins to suffer, the husband condemns the faithful wife for being something she is not. Now his once happy marriage is torn apart because his “EYE” had offended him. Now if he lets this false belief go, his marriage will recover, but if he doesn’t things will only get worse. You see, it would profit him greatly to get rid of this false belief. His marriage would bring him joy and life. However, if he continues in his error, if he doesn’t tear out this “way of seeing his wife and relationship” it will only make things worse and his suffering will not only be great he may lose his whole relationship because of it.

Now look at that scripture with different eyes.

Matthew 5:29
If your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than your whole body cast into hell.

What you believe affects your entire life. This is why it is so important to think of the whole picture, instead of just focusing on part of a problem.

I wanted to write this essay today to challenge people to try to see the whole picture. To pray for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. To be willing to let go of what everyone has told them was true and to start seeking the truth for themselves.

In many cases, the interpretations of scripture and religious beliefs of individuals have been handed down from generation to generation and the results today are no better than when people were burning witches at the stake.

Mankind’s ego knows no bounds and if you think people are no longer killing in the name of their “blind view” of what God is, you would be wrong. The truth is, it is our ignorance that keeps us fighting, debating, condemning, and believing “our blind view” is better than another’s.

Now I know many progressive thinkers, pastors, philosophers, and others who boldly proclaim the nature of God is love. They have come to know that God will not send anyone to a place of infinite suffering, and will not condemn people for how they were born, who they love, or what they believe. Sadly, these progressive thinkers still see in part, because just as I read their many wonderful words about the nature of God’s love, I also read angry and resentful words pointed at those who do not believe the same.

Nevertheless, if truth be told, it doesn’t matter who starts the fight, if both fight, both are guilty of the fight.

This is something I have been guilty of in the past, as well. There was a time that I would get angry when I saw people condemning in the name of God, or tearing down others for their lifestyle. I would speak up and speak out, and what a blind fool I had been. I thank God my eyes are opened to that all important verse spoken by the man Jesus on the cross.

Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do

When you understand that people only do hurtful things because they know no better it is hard for you to hate them, condemn them, shout or raise your voice to them.

We learn in many places that God is Love. Yet, many forget the weight love carries.

Love does not hate, condemn, cast out, tear down, debate, strive, it forgives, is gentle, patient, meek, kind, it is charitable, long suffering, LOVE never fails.

This is a powerful thing to remember the next time you feel the need to correct someone, or feel threatened and attacked by another. LOVE is a choice. LOVE is a sacrifice. LOVE is salvation.

And when Jesus forgave and prayed for those who persecuted him, he revealed that spirit of love in us all. He chose to forgive. He chose to love. He chose not to hold their actions against them because he knew THEY knew no better.

Jesus knew they did not see the whole picture. They were set in their ignorant ways. And he knew this ignorance would one day be wiped away. Destroyed forever by the bright truth that would one day be revealed to them, as it will be revealed to all.

2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

Now you would think the word WICKED would speak of a demon possessed monster named the anti-christ. But let me offer a different view of this verse as well. The word “anti-christ” is the same as saying “the opposite of truth”. The word wicked seems to be such a horrible word, but all it really means is foolish thinking, ignorance.

Ecclesiastes 7:25
I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness

Folly is wicked, being wicked is simply being a fool because you know no better. The good news is the TRUTH gives light to those in darkness. The error that people believed and were trapped by will be destroyed when the BRIGHT TRUTH COMES, which means the truth will be revealed and all wickedness (ignorance) will be destroyed.

Like the Indian parable of the six blind men and the elephant, knowing in part can be the source of great debate and even cruelty and hate. The six blind men all had part of the story, they all had different parts of understanding what an elephant was like physically. They debated and argued with each other, because they knew no better. They became wicked because they knew no better. But when the TRUTH of what an elephant really is, is revealed to them, their fighting will stop. The same is true for us all.

The Indian Blind Men and Elephant proverb is an obvious moral about the dangers and ignorance of religious wars. Every “Blind” man fighting for what he claims to be true.

A wise man knows the one who questions learns. The fool never questions and never becomes wise.

It is questioning and seeking with an open heart that brings us to enlightenment. We must question, we must seek, we must fight against egotistical beliefs and traditions and dare to pray, ” teach me the truth no matter what the cost.”

We must go to the MOUNTAIN as Moses did, as Jesus did. Which is a symbol of going to a higher place in search for the truth. When we return, our faces will also shine, as Jesus’ face shined, and Moses’ face shined. Which is also an allegory of KNOWING THE TRUTH.

Ecclesiastes 8:1
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

It is my great hope that people begin to search out the truth. This journey is one of the most rewarding. The mysteries of the Kingdom of God are as great as they are wonderful.

The answer is not in the mouth of others. The answer will not be found by going to a particular preacher, wise man, guru, or sage, but the answers are found within.

The TRUTH cannot be taught, only the WAY to the truth can be taught. The TRUTH is only revealed within. I cannot teach anyone the truth, I can only share what I am learning along the way to the TRUTH.

The Buddha realized this as well. As did Christ. The Buddha knew no one could teach the truth, this is why Buddhism is called “the Way”, because all the Buddha taught was the WAY to the truth, he did not teach the truth.

Jesus said the same thing, he said NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME. No one can come to know the truth, until they become like Jesus himself.

This is something an old saying in Buddhism makes clear, “if you see the Buddha on the side of the road KILL HIM”. This allegory is meant to teach us, that we ALL ARE THE BUDDHA, we aren’t to look at another for the answers, but we must realize we all are the ANSWER WITHIN. This is also why Jesus said, MANY WILL COME IN MY NAME BUT GO NOT AFTER THEM. The TRUTH is not ANOTHER PERSON, the TRUTH is found in your BE-ing. It is within you. The TRUTH is Spirit of God within us all, and no one can know the Truth unless it is revealed to them.

In closing, I want to share alternative view to some scriptures that I hope lead you to an awareness that you have not “seen” before.

PLEASE READ THIS WITH NEWS EYES, meaning instead of picturing someone as the “I AM” in the below verses, see yourself as the “I AM” in these verses. (I really pray you SEE this)

What is the WAY to the TRUTH?

John 14:6
I AM the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, but by me.

How does one find entrance into the Kingdom of God?

John 10:9
I AM the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

What is the way to enlightenment?

John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

How does one find resurrection and life?

John 11:25
I am the resurrection, and the life:

I AM is the answer. The TRUTH is within you. It is not found stumbling around in darkness and arguing with others over what part is the truth. The answer is within us all. No one can teach the Truth, people can only teach the way they learned the truth. No one can tell you what the Kingdom of God is, people can only tell you how they found it themselves.

“the kingdom does not come with observation. You cannot say, look here or look there to find the kingdom. For behold the kingdom of God is within you!”

No one taught me what I know to be true. The truth was within me, and day by day the brightness of the truth is destroying every lie I have ever believed and because of this my life is truly blessed. SEEK AND FIND FRIENDS and if anyone asks you who you are and why you believe the way you do… tell them…

John 6:35
I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me (comes to know what I know) shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

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IT’S BENEATH YOU!

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


So what does the “TRUTH” set us free from? You ask.

The answer is free from every bit of pain and suffering in your life, free from wondering “why me?” all the time. Free from the belief that you have no reason to have hope, that things will never get better, or that things are as good as they are ever going to get. The Truth sets you free to finally LIVE YOUR LIFE, because it is the TRUTH that shows you WHO YOU TRULY ARE! And until you know who you REALLY ARE, you cannot ever be FREE TO BE YOU!

Now, by the end of this essay you won’t be able to flip the proverbial switch and finally stop sweating the small and big stuff, but what I pray it does do is open your eyes to the possibilities that are before us all. I pray it will change the way you look at the trials in your life, and in so doing your reactions to these trials will change. I pray it will send you on your way to thinking differently, which in turn will help you live differently. Because I know the longer you live with a renewed mind the easier and more enjoyable life will become.

Listen there is no quick fix to the trials we face in life. The truth is, as you will see by the end of this essay, it is these very trials and hurts that are healing us.

As I said, there is no quick fix. For those that say, come to this place, meet with this guru, get touched by this healer and everything will be perfect, you need to know they are either complete liars or they are simply ignorant.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy


We will have hard times, we will be tested, we will be brought through the fire, we may even at times wish we could just put our lives to an end (even though we’d just have to go through it all over again :))

The fact of the matter is we will, as the scripture states, have suffering in this world…

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world


We are told people will come against us, disappoint us and hurt us. And in turn we too may do the same. We may come against people or have, we may hurt people or have, we may disappoint people or have. I have often written about how, what we do to one we do to ourselves. So long as people in the world suffer, we will suffer with them.

1 Corinthians 12:25-27
25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular


We go through life thinking we are alone. But God said it is not good for man to be alone. And the only way we can be free from this loneliness is to care for one another. A sense of community only comes when you commune with each other.

NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE is free from the sufferings of this present time. The good news is WE WILL OVERCOME!

There are times I lose faith when I should be holding onto faith. There are times I lose heart when my heart should be full! There are times I lose HOPE and it is HOPE THAT SAVES US, as you will soon learn. This is why I hope this article will give every one of you that hope, hope that I too need to constantly remind myself of.

Because yes, I too suffer, I too have terribly hard times, I too have people tearing me down, betraying me, I too at times feel like none of this is worth it, I too lose my temper, I too cry, I too say bad words that I wish I could take back, as the apostle Paul said, sometimes I do the things I hate, and the things I want to do when hard times come my way I can’t and don’t.

Romans 7
18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.


If you’ve read my articles enough by now you know the FLESH is not our literal “epidermis or skin”. The Flesh is our ignorance, our “carnal mind”.

Notice Paul didn’t say, “I know that ON ME (that is, my flesh)” – He wrote “I know that IN ME” – inside each of us is a lifetime of insecurities, fears, and yes basic “fight or flight” animal instinct. But this is not has it always was for us. It is simply the state we find ourselves in now. The good news is we are ever evolving into a more complex spiritual being, one that puts away the lusts of this beastly nature and chooses the path of peace, love, and acceptance (The only way to have the same in your life).

We are in the process of putting to death all of our fears and insecurities for the peace, power, and sound mind that is our inheritance. In other words we are in process of becoming the PERFECT MAN = CHRIST!

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


Now this is the best news anyone can share. We will ALL come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH, we will ALL come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD… it’s important to note this doesn’t mean we will know A SON OF GOD names Jesus, but we will come to the very same knowledge of the SON OF GOD, for that is who we will be. But more on that later.

Now the very next piece of this scripture, “unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” – What this means people is WE ALL will OVERCOME! This is the message of the TRUE GOSPEL. Not the candy coated gospel they teach in many churches today which says all you have to do is come down to an altar confess the name of Jesus, a man from two thousand years ago, recite a phrase just right, and then WHAMO YOU’RE SAVED! Oh how I wish it were that simple.

I have news for you that isn’t the way to freedom. Sure for many it is first step, it was for me. And for many it is an important first step. You gotta fake it till you make it I suppose LOL… Actually, you have to first learn the story to then understand the allegory of the story, to then understand that story is actually YOUR STORY AS WELL! And when you get to that final step, then you know salvation. Then, regardless of what happens in the world to you, you’ll understand it is all part of the plan.

Look, salvation is not reciting a prayer and then going back to a miserable life. Salvation is knowing LIFE! And life more abundantly! That is what salvation is and the only way to know this is to come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH AND THE STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN!

Now for those who are going to absolutely disagree with me, and say, “NO! All you have to do is accept Jesus into your heart and you are saved!” I say, get a grip on what you are teaching and learning. You see the worst part about the salvation they are selling today is all about the future. That’s right, forget being saved from the cares of this world and the pain of your life, no, this salvation doesn’t free you from that. This salvation the religions of the world teach is NOT for the here and now, it is for the future.

They teach, if you don’t do this or that, you are doomed to an infinite place of torture. (Which by the way doesn’t exist see my article “to hell with hell” and “the Lake of Fire”).

But let me tell you the truth very clearly. Let me tell you what salvation is. It is being SAVED from yourself and the pain and suffering in the here and now! A person starving doesn’t need food after he dies, he needs food NOW! A sick man doesn’t need medicine after he dies, he needs the cure now! THAT IS SALVATION AND THE GOOD NEWS IS IT IS HERE FOR US ALL!

Luke 19
9And Jesus said unto him, This DAY is SALVATION come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.


When Jesus came into Zacchaeus’ house, Zacchaeus started to justify all that he did. He said I give half my goods to the poor, I do this Jesus, I do that… Jesus didn’t say. HEY IT’S A GOOD THING YOU DID! No! Jesus simply said, THIS DAY salvation is come (which means REVEALED) – this day SALVATION is REVEALED to you.

The scriptures are such a wonderful allegory. Zacchaeus was a man who was called “LITTLE OF STATURE” and how many of us don’t feel worthy, how many of us feel SHORT OF STATURE (standing). How many of us right now, just want peace, and feel unworthy of it?

Zacchaeus was what many in that day considered a sinner, not worthy of such salvation. He was a publican and they were despized. Worse still, Zacchaeus was chief of the publicans (which is basically a tax collector for those that don’t know). But Zacchaeus was tired of trying so hard to find salvation, he was tired of suffering, he just wanted CHRIST!

Now see the beautiful allegory here. He ran ahead of those standing in his way, he passed all of those who wouldn’t let him through, and he CLIMBED THE TREE to SEE his salvation. What a great parable. We must CLIMB the tree of life to find life, and because he did this, he found what he was looking for. SALVATION!

Now this salvation had NOTHING to do with the afterlife it had to do with the MOMENT! This is what we are also crying out for, isn’t it? Do we really want security in the future, or so we want security and peace NOW?

We want what Zaccheus wanted, SALVATION in the here and now. We want peace, we want victory, we want OUT of the pain we are feeling. And to find this we MUST CLIMB THE TREE! We must run ahead of all those people standing in our way, as Zacchaeus did, we must leave all those KEEPING US from salvation behind us and we MUST CLIMB THE TREE that is within us. And when we do this we who have been living a life of DEATH (pain, suffering, ignorance, strife,) will finally know LIFE!

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


Now I want to point something out here that will make many trapped in religion cringe. The scripture above states, “He that believes IN me” – which would lead many to believe we MUST BELIEVE IN a single man from two thousand years ago. HOWEVER, that is NOT what that scripture literally means.

The word “IN” in Greek – (eiÎv) is properly translated as FOR. Like you are waiting for, looking for, or someone is wanted for something. So with that in mind this scripture takes on a whole new meaning. WATCH!

Picture Jesus standing in front of you, enlightened knowing the truth about God, knowing there is a plan. Now you on the other hand are hurting and weak, wanting desperately to have what this man seems to have… And he says, “Those that BELIEVE FOR ME!” – This is a hard thing to grasp because it’s not about believing IN something outside of you, or waiting for something to come to save you as Martha believed when she said, “I know Lazarus will rise on the last day.” No! This, which is a commonly held and taught belief today that everything is about the hereafter instead of the here and now has nothing to do with believing FOR SOMETHING, UNTO SOMETHING, BECOMING SOMETHING…

So when Martha says that, how does Jesus reply? Does he say, yes Martha you are right. This man cannot live, we must wait and wait and wait. NO! Jesus says, those that BELIEVE FOR ME, even though they are dead (suffering/hurt/ignorant), they will LIVE!

Okay, still didn’t catch that? Let me put it another way. “Those that believe they can be as I am in this world shall live.” Those that believe FOR ME! Not IN me, FOR ME! I don’t work in a paycheck, I work FOR a paycheck. I don’t believe I can write so I can be IN a writer, I believe I can write so I can be a writer.

I know this is a taboo subject for many. For many, the man/prophet Jesus is a Golden Calf, not to be touched, not to be obtained, only to be worshipped.

Yet, Jesus clearly said, there is only one way, I AM THE WAY!

He is not saying you can get salvation by believing that one man is the way, he is saying, the only way to salvation is to BE AS HE IS! The only way to have perfect LOVE is to BE AS HE IS! To BELIEVE FOR THIS NATURE!

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


The scripture doesn’t say, as he is, WE ARE NOT! NO, it clearly states as HE IS, SO ARE WE.

But wait there is more!

John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father


Everything Jesus did, we do, and GREATER WORKS shall we do.

But wait there is more and this is important for all of you to understand which is why I am writing this. Because there will NEVER BE FREEDOM OR SALVATION by believing in anything outside of you.

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


It’s not about what is OUTSIDE YOU, but what is WITHIN YOU. Salvation is about knowing the TRUE NATURE that is inside you! Knowing that who you think you are, the sum total of your insecurities, fears, doubts, etc, IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! It is ANTI-CHRIST… meaning the OPPOSITE of WHO YOU ARE!

Romans 8
28And we know that all things work together for good to THEM that love God, to THEM who are the called according to his purpose. 29For THOSE he foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that (the son) might be the firstborn among many brethren.


I want you to REALLY read that above scripture closely. Then if you are really feeling up to it go back and read the entire chapter. What I want to point out is this above scripture is NOT TALKING ABOUT ONE SON, but MANY that are CONFORMED to the image of the SON, so THIS SON (humanity in its enlightened and true state) might be the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN!

Let me spell that out for you! WE CAN’T FAIL! That is the good news. We have all been predestined to be conformed/fashioned/made INTO THE IMAGE OF THE SON so IN US this SON will be the FIRSTBORN among the DEAD (ignorant). Notice that word DEAD isn’t speaking of a singular death, but a plurality.

Matthew 28:7
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you


Oh I know, you are going to say that is speaking of Jesus’ death. Well if by “Jesus” you mean a symbol of all of humanity you are right. Look at this next passage.

1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of THEM that slept


Notice, the DEAD (ignorant/carnal) that Christ is risen from is a multitude… THEM THAT SLEPT. The scripture doesn’t say now Christ is risen from his death, it says RISEN FROM THE DEAD (PLURAL). Still don’t believe me?

1 Corinthians 15:13
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen


Paul is speaking of the plurality of this great resurrection, which takes place WITHIN us all! And if there is no resurrection from the DEAD (PLURAL) then CHRIST is not RISEN… Why, you ask? Because CHRIST rises from OUR DEATH (IGNORANCE)

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts


This is a SURE WORD of prophesy. Which means, you can take that to the bank baby! Christ will be FORMED IN YOU! It is the Hope of Glory after all.

So let’s look at this “Death” shall we. What is it?

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death


Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death


Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death


Look the list goes on and on. Death is a symbol. And what we call life is actually nothing more than DEATH (IGNORANT SUFFERING) But watch this next verse and see how DEATH and RESURRECTION has to do will ALL OF MANKIND and not just one single man.

1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by mankind came death, by mankind came also the resurrection of the dead


So in this DEATH mindset we are ignorant, we suffer in this world. BUT this is all part of a greater plan. We were made subject to this vanity for a reason, so we could be RISEN from the DEATH of our IGNORANCE into the GLORIOUS LIBERTY of the SON (CHILD) OF GOD!

This is the GOSPEL! We shall be delivered, we shall be set free! This is all part of the plan and the sooner we realise this the easier it will be to walk through the fiery trials set before us.

Romans 8:21
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.


We shall be delivered from the bondage of our corrupted thinking. We SHALL BE SAVED! And how are we saved again? Well by believing this GOSPEL!

We are NOT saved by believing in some man from two thousand years ago. He was a pattern for us. Believing in Abraham Lincoln doesn’t keep slavery at bay, by knowing slavery is wrong and being as Abraham Lincoln does. Believing in someone who can swim doesn’t save you from drowning, YOU MUST BECOME THE SWIMMER!

We do not know life by waiting for some man from two thousand years ago to return, we are saved the instant we know we are as that son, and that son (child) is come (revealed) to our house = revealed in our thinking! HOPE IS OUR SALVATION!

Jesus said to the RELIGIOUS LEADERS tear down THIS TEMPLE. Because let’s face it, it’s the religious who tear down the temple which is our faith and hope, us. He said, tear down this TEMPLE (WHICH IS ALL OF US) and I (the LIFE within each of us) WILL RISE IT AGAIN ON THE 3RD DAY!

We are not saved or made whole by believing in anything outside of us, or waiting for anyone. We are only saved from within!

Romans 8
24For we are SAVED BY HOPE: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it


We are saved by our HOPE, we are made whole by our FAITH!

Luke 7:50
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”


Jesus never said, your FAITH in ONLY ME saved you! Jesus said, YOUR FAITH SAVED YOU!

This woman, who had sinned, who felt so worthless, came in kissing Jesus’ feet (an allegory of being grateful for the Gospel). This woman LOVED MUCH and it was her FAITH that saved her!

Faith in what you ask? In the CHILD OF GOD, and who is this child of God?

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


We ALL are. CHRIST IN YOU IS THE HOPE OF GLORY. This is the MYSTERY! It’s a mystery that has been hidden. The Truth of who you are at your CORE has been HIDDEN FROM YOU, but is now being revealed to you at the time appointed.

Colossians 1:
26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory


Now I know this is a tough pill to swallow. Because there are scriptures that say, “You MUST believe Jesus is the Son of God.” Amd yes that is true. How could you ever, believe you are a Son of God if you don’t first believe it is possible for another to be a Son of God?

1 John 5:10
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son


Notice the words, HAS THE WITNESS IN HIMSELF! It’s all about us people. We have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten how we were known. It’s like we are looking in a mirror but we can’t make out who we are… Look at Youngs Literal translation of this next verse.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (Young’s Literal Translation)
12for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known


Right now, we feel hopelessly lost. Hey I can relate, but that is only NOW! Not forever.

SOON we shall not have an obscured view of who we are, we shall see ourselves face to face, we shall no longer know in part, we shall know all, we shall know as also we WERE KNOWN! Which means, there was a time, that we did KNOW ALL. Which means, who we REALLY are DIED so that “who we think we are” could LIVE. But this FALSE EGO that we believe ourselves to be, with all our imperfections, insecurities, etc… this EGO is NOT who we are! Who we TRULY ARE died so who WE THINK WE ARE could exist. Now with that in mind, read this next scripture.

2 Corinthians 5:15
And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again


The same spirit that was in Jesus is in Us, there is ONE SPIRIT in us all. This CHRIST (POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD) died (we became ignorant of) so who we think we are could live in death so we could realize the vanity of it all, and then return home. Which happens when the truth of the Gospel is revealed to us. When this happens, when we learn the truth of who we truly are in Christ, we can no longer live unto ourselves (carnal nature), but unto the true spirit that our life is hidden in.

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me


As ADAM left the LIFE of paradise for his WIFE and DIED for his bride, so our TRUE SPIRIT followed after our SOULISH UNDERSTANDING into death. As EVE’s eyes were opened to a new way of THINKING (which really was death) so was ours. The TRUTH of who we are died so who we think we are could live. But now that we know that there is no life in that which doesn’t truly exist we must put off the conversation with this old nature, die to who we thought we were and allow CHRIST IN US to rule and reign.

Romans 6:10
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God


We DIE when SIN rules, we enter a realm of suffering and ignorance when we follow after the lies of the world. And we LIVE when we live UNTO GOD. We have to stop believing we are somehow worthless wretches who do not deserve the life that is our very essence. We must stop believing there is only ONE MAN from thousands of years ago, or one Buddha before that, or one Krishna before that, we must understand there only is ONE SPIRIT which we ALL ARE!

It is absolute idolatry to not believe the TRUTH of who you are. It is idolatry to think you are not worthy of being who God created you to be. It is idolatry to think that you are different from everyone else, when we are all ONE!

Ephesians 4:5-7
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


We are the Body of Christ, the hand and foot may appear different, but it is still Christ. It may act differently have different functions but it is part of the whole, and if you hurt the Foot the whole Body is hurt because of it. WE ARE ALL ONE! It is idolatry to believe that one man from two thousand years ago is somehow greater than his brothers and sisters. It is idolatry to worship a Man or Woman and not simply BE who you BE. Don’t idolize another, find the TRUTH and be set free don’t wait on another to return to give you what has already been given.

There is an expression in Buddhism, “If you see the Buddha on the road kill him” – The reason is, EVERYONE IS THE BUDDHA! Everyone is the CHRIST! Everyone is GOD’S ONLY CHILD! The problem is WE FORGOT! Now we must remember, we must return!

1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls


And when we RETURN to our FATHERS HOUSE! The FATTED CALF (our idolatry) is killed, we are given our royal clothes, and we rejoice. We leave the suffering and famine of a life where our Father is far away and we are eating the rinds in pig slop (religious teachings) and we return HOME!

When we return we become the SON not the slave feeding the pigs, but the SHEPHERD leading the sheep!

John 10:2
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep


The ONLY way to become the SHEPHERD (Christ) is to enter through the DOOR. And guess who that door is?

John 10:7
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep


An enigma for some, a revelation for some, an idol for others, but a great truth for those who have ears to hear. To become the Shepherd you must go in Through the Shepherd. Pay attention now, because this is a great revelation.

The story of Jesus IS THE DOOR! The only way IN is to enter in through JESUS’ STORY! Meaning, the life of Jesus whether allegorical or literal and historical is our map to be AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD. This is why Jesus states,

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


YOU NEED TO DENY YOURSELF! You need to say “It is no longer MY EGO that exists, because it isn’t real! I am not a victim, I am not a bad person, I am not a drug addict, I am not weak, I am not abused, I am NOT who I thought I was… I DENY THAT PERSON EVER EXISTED AT ALL!”

Then we must CROSS over to the LIFE OF WHO WE ARE. Our map is the story of Jesus. We must PUT OUR OLD NATURE TO DEATH, and embrace our TRUE LIFE WHICH IS CHRIST IN US THE HOPE OF GLORY! We must give up the Ghost (The dead spirit we were clinging to) and commit ourselves into our Father’s authority. In that moment, we learn we are not living our LIFE our LIFE is living us. And in that day, we will see who we truly are in that mirror and it will not be obscured by our ignorance. And then we too will be the Firstborn among many brethren, we too will be the first-born from the dead (our death=our ignorance)

NOW! With all that being said, what does that have to do with the title of this essay, “IT’S ALL BENEATH US”. Well a couple of nights ago I kept dreaming of that scripture that says, till all things are put beneath the son…

1 Corinthians 15
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.


Our FEET is an allegory of OUR LIFE/WALK. We use our feet to get from one place to another. Our FEET is symbolic of our waking life here. This is why Jesus was always saying, stand on your feet and walk!

Psalm 56:13
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living


The day we enter into the full revelation of the SON (who we are in Christ) everything in this life is PUT BENEATH THIS LIFE. We don’t sweat the stuff we used to sweat. We understand it is all part of the plan and we understand it is BENEATH US! But that isn’t the best part of that scripture…. read it again.

1 Corinthians 15
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.


When we put everything under this new revelation, we understand that all these things had to happen so that CHRIST our LIFE would be revealed to us, IN US, and in so doing putting all these things under WHO WE NOW KNOW OURSELVES TO BE.

How much better would it be if you knew everything in your life HAD TO HAPPEN to get you to where you are going. How much better would it be to know that everything you are suffering is actually HEALING YOU?

1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed


Who took upon our sins in his BODY – which we ARE! That we, being dead to sins SHOULD LIVE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS … by, by, BY, whose STRIPES (SUFFERINGS) we are healed!

Please try to get this, WE ARE THE BODY THAT SUFFERS, so we can BE HEALED! It is not about one man from thousands of years of ago, it is about us all.

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


In our first nature we all died (became ignorant) by believing we were separate from God, but even so in the POWER AND WISDOM of God we shall ALL be made alive.

So don’t be so hard on yourself, let go of your past, think only on the moment. We have all fallen short, we all allow that CARNAL NATURE to accuse us day and night which leads us to believe we should be hiding from God and covering ourselves with religious rites and traditions and beliefs to appease God.

But WE NEED TO PUT THIS ALL BENEATH US! We need to put it all UNDER US! We need to wake up to who we really are, and when we do, we will understand that we HAD TO SUFFER to come to the understanding we now have. BY THESE STRIPES WE ARE ACTUALLY HEALED!

We have fallen asleep, we have forgotten who we are and believed we are someone we are not. We see others as our problem as opposed to our solution. We are all one and what is being done to us, as hard as it is to hear (TRUST ME) it is being done for us! Until we realize, like the prodigal, how bankrupt we are outside of our true nature we will continue suffering.

But when we return to the FATHER, when we GO TO THE FATHER then we will be able to bring others along with us. At first many will not like that who we used to be is now gone, they will be angry we are no longer with them, like them, but because we go to the FATHER – because we go HIGHER, we prepare a way for them to do the same. Each man in his order.

We will remember we CAME FROM GOD and entered the ignorance of this WORLD (MAN’S LUSTS) and we will LEAVE THIS WORLD (MAN’S LUSTS) and return to where we came from.

John 16:28
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father


And when this revelation hits you, as Jesus said to his disciples, you will not need to go to Jesus, or Jacob, or any one else to know God.

23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Because you will know God and that God loves you, you will know as you are known and you will count everything you have suffered in this world as joy. And you will put it all beneath you, because the truth is, IT WAS ALWAYS BENEATH YOU!

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

BELIEVE, BE TRUE, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

BELIEVE, BE TRUE, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

There is a lot to this video. I hope you don’t mind the video affect. When I first did this video I really wanted people to focus on what was being said as opposed to being able to see who was saying it. Also the video affect helped with adding graphics. I hope the affect isn’t too distracting. In any event, there is much to take from this. So sit back, relax, turn up the volume, make the screen as big as you can and enjoy. 🙂