Jonah Finally Revealed

BOOK OF JONAH REVEALED

Welcome everyone, I wrote this essay many years ago and felt like it was appropriate to share it with all of you once again. This paper will 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: 5 HAVING 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.

2 Arise, 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 worshiping. Now here is where it gets a little eerie. 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 worshiping 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 worshiping Jesus, but are in fact worshiping BAAL (a FALSE LORD/JESUS) unknowingly. So test those spirits people. If you are worshiping 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.

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

5 Then 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. 6 So 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.

7 And 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. 8 Then 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? 9 And 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. 10 Then 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)

12 And 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)

13 Nevertheless 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

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The BAPTISM of TRUTH! What Biblical Baptism Really Is.

Hi everyone,

This hour long live stream on my Youtube Channel is one I want to share with all of you. During the Broadcast many new layers opened up to me, and I believe you will truly feel blessed after watching it. Please do Subscribe, Like, Comment, And Share with those who are ready. It helps my work reach more than I ever could without you. Much love and enjoy, Jacob

The Road To Emmaus Revealed – Stop Seeking Life in Death

Hi everyone, just wanted to share this revealing new look at a story we have all been told was about two men on a road. The story is always about YOU finding the TRUTH and today is the day to learn what that means. Enjoy, please do Subscribe, Check the Bell for Notifications, and Share with those who are ready for more. Love you all, Jacob

HELL is not what you think! This is Freedom

Hello everyone, I apologize I haven’t shared new essays in awhile, but I believe that these videos will reach a whole new generation of seekers.

I have written on this subject often, if this video motivates you to see more, I encourage you to look up my other essays found in the “more essays” section on Hell and the Lake Of Fire.

Please do like this video, comment, subscribe and share, it costs nothing but is invaluable to those this video and more set free.

I love you all, Jacob

THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE!

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THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE

I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly! What wonderful news and what promise is found in those words. Yet many have no idea what abundant life is, much less about how one can find it. Well, the good news is you have no need to look any further. Abundant LIFE is a “NOW” event and everyone has access to it. You need not wait for heaven, in fact it is heaven that is waiting “within” for YOU. I have written this essay so that YOU too might have this abundant life Jesus spoke of so many years ago. This is not about religion, this is not some new age philosophy, this is the greatest of all treasures and the journey taken to find it, the most rewarding of all. It is my hope that these words open your eyes to a whole new way of living, where the sky is NEVER the limit, faith is the only currency and where peace, love and joy never ends. This essay of course is free, and I encourage you to share with all those you believe will benefit from these words, as well as subscribing to this website if you haven’t already for many more essays and videos shared here. Enjoy and thank you will all my heart, Jacob

LET’S BEGIN!

Today, let’s face it, life can be hard. The day-to-day grind can make you feel like your not truly living your life at all. For many, the hope, passion, and dreams they had as children has long been cast aside. The days of magic and wonder have been replaced by struggle, boredom, and disappointment.

Now that is a very sad and true. This is what David meant when he wrote…

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. (Psalms 18:4, 5 KJV)

The cares of this world can steal our life away, robbing us of heaven (which is righteousness, peace, joy, and power) and trapping us in hell (which as you should know by now is not some future torment but the torment found in ignorance and focusing on all that is wrong and not all that is right.)

This is why some, if not many, will say, “Life just didn’t turn out the way I had hoped.”

For some, life is so painful that they may try to numb this pain with work, alcohol, drugs, or pretty much anything that can keep them distracted from the “misery/death/hell” they believe, has become of their life.

As the scripture states, the snares of death (which is your ignorant carnal mind) prevents you from truly living your life.

The “death”, or the “dead”, we so often read about in scripture has nothing to do with physical death, but a spiritual death, a death of the very LIFE we are meant to live and is rightfully ours to live… It is the death truth and wisdom and righteousness (which means RIGHT THINKING)

People become more focused on everything that is wrong as opposed to what is right. People have been tricked into focusing on everything they don’t have, everything they can’t do, and everything they haven’t done, instead of focusing on all they have, all they can do, and all they have done already.

Once a word of hope or a dream is planted in our heart before it begins to take root, our enemy the ego comes along and strangles it. Our Ego works hard to keep us hardly working, keeps us lazy, focused on limits and circumstances. Our Enemy the carnal ego squashes our dreams and whispers in our ears… “Leave what you can do today until tomorrow” and then when tomorrow and more tomorrows come the ego whispers in your ears and says, “you see I told you that not something you could ever accomplish.” To make things worse the ego will then condemn you after you give up on trying to truly live your life by calling you a failure and lazy and worse.

This is what Paul meant when he wrote…

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

You see my friends, LIFE is filled with possibility, it is the very essence of creation itself. We are all creators, each day we are given a new canvas to paint on and when you are spiritually minded there is NO LIMIT. This is why the scripture states, “all things are possible to those that believe”, and again, “with God All things are possible”.

The problem is this LIFE and LIBERTY, that is our very birthright, is stolen away by years of negative conditioning which after a while we accept as the status quo. This scene is pictured in Adam’s fall in the garden after eating of the enemy’s knowledge of good and evil. And the punishment for EATING (believing) the fruit of this tree is DEATH.

This DEATH is now sadly the “life” we are all now living, but there is hope! Our hopes, peace, joy, dreams… our LIFE is still within us all.

The same is true with any seed… The SEED may appear dead and in this world may have “died” but the LIFE that once gave life to that seed always remains within it’s perceived death. Not only that, once that SEED springs back to life (resurrects) it produces countless more seeds that produce countless more… This is why “as the grains of sand and the stars of the sky so shall your descendants be”.

THERE IS HOPE… As Jesus said, “he is not dead as you think but sleeps”… We have been tricked into think heaven and the resurrection that I am writing about happens at the end of time, or when Jesus returns, which is why Martha said, “I know he will rise on the last day.” However, Jesus replies with words we all need to believe and experience today…

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me (my words) though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25, 26 KJV)

The death he spoke of that we all will RISE from has never been a future event… As he said it is a NOW EVENT! He that BELIEVES shall LIVE!

And he spoke the words of LIFE, which was the TRUTH that sets us all free, and when heard Lazarus sprang back to LIFE.

My friends, this is the day we are all living in. This is the day when we will all RISE and LIVE! BUT WE HAVE TO BELIEVE! Not just believe that we can have the MORE ABUNDANT LIFE that the scriptures testify to, but then we must also WALK OUT this faith with fear and trembling of what death we might return too or never escape from if we don’t.

Now LIFE first begins within and then is expressed without. Such is the case for all things, everything that is, has been, and is to come. Everything in life first begins with the THOUGHT. This is what SPIRIT is.

Jesus said, “my words are SPIRIT”… Words are the manifestation of inward thought projected outward. This is why the scripture states that CONFESSION must be made. The we MUST speak those things are not yet as of they are!

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10 KJV)

Righteousness again is “Right Thinking”, it is all about Truth and Lies. Whatever you believe you receive. Whatever you sow you reap.

Right thinking comes first by believing the good news… Which is the TRUTH of who you really are, not who your ego has convinced you you are, and what you are truly capable of… Both joy and sorrow, compassion and hate, pleasure and pain, victory and defeat… The whole of your experience begins and ends with what THOUGHT you attach yourself to and what you carry out into your world.

After you believe and put on the mind of Christ next confession is made unto salvation, this is always followed by your deeds.

And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. (Acts 19:18 KJV)

It is NOT just enough to believe that your thoughts create, you must then focus your thoughts on the things that you want to create. You must take your thoughts captive and test these spirits to see if they are LIFE or DEATH. Not every thought/spirit in your head is to be trusted, many are lies of the Ego. Many liars have convinced us to believe in the wrong thing and to deny the truth of who we really are, instead of denying the thoughts of who we think we are. So we MUST pay attention to every thought in our head.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1 KJV)

The RIGHT mind-set will always produce joy. The wrong will always produce the suffering you have experienced for far too long.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22 KJV)

If you RESIST the enemy, your carnal accusing and condemning ego the devil and those lies you believe keeping you stuck will flee from you and you can LIVE AGAIN!

The ego is a THIEF because it steals your LIFE away from you the moment you take it’s lies, make it your belief, and project it into your world and allow it to become your reality.

So I come today, as Jesus came so many years ago to say…

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

The very LIFE and HEAVEN you are waiting for is waiting for you! All it takes is YOU to believe it, speak it, and you will receive it.

This is a great mystery for “God SAID…” and it was so. Again the scriptures state that “LIFE and DEATH are in the power of the tongue”.

We WERE alive once until the LIES came… And we DIED!

For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (Romans 7:9 KJV)

Like the story of Adam before the fall, Adam was alive and not ashamed, until he ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil… The instant humanity began living by the lies and laws of this world, humanity lost touch with its true potential, unity, joy, and power.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:17 KJV)

The instant we ate the poison/lies of this world, we became brainwashed and began to believe we were something we were not, we began to put our faith in everything outside of us instead of within. We became separate in our own imagination and became an enemy unto ourselves. We began to believe that if we act the way we are told to act, believe what we are told to believe, if we never question, if we conform and we follow mans law we will one day know peace. But we have all been deceived.

What has happened? Why is it so many just want to stay in bed and so many wish they would never wake up at all? Surely, this is not what our lives are meant to be. Somewhere along the line we got lost and traded our joy, hope, and peace, for fear, shame and misery. It’s like many people have simply giving up on the idea of living for more than just paying the bills and staying out of jail. It’s like somewhere along the line people have simply thrown up their hands and said I would rather die than dare to truly live.

This, this my friends is the DEATH scripture speaks of and this is what this essay is about. It is about finding your LIFE again! It is about remembering who, and what you truly are, as well as what you are truly capable of. This essay is about being born again out of the death that has become of your life. It is about LIVING people, which is something so many of us forgot.

The very way we are supposed to live our life is to know the truth of who we are and what we are capable of. Religion, politics, society, and the ways of this world bury this truth in the grave of our ignorance.

The truth of who we are and the way to a more abundant life was put to death within us, as pictured in the crucifixion of Jesus.

Jesus told others he was the “way, truth, and life” … And this is what was put to death within is all for we are all crucified with Christ, as Paul said.

In ADAM all die… In the first ignorant man all suffer… But in Christ ALL are made alive.

So we understand by the story of the crucifixion that the TRUTH and the WAY of TRUE LIFE was put to death at the place of the skull (our thoughts) … Religion demanded the WAY of LIFE and TRUTH to be put death because those trapped in religious thinking are already dead in their sin (foolish thinking, lies, false beliefs, tradition) … Because those religious and worldly-minded people are ruled by their enemy the ego.

The EGO is the creator of all the lies you have believed, it is the very killer of truth, life, liberty and joy. Jesus explained this to those who wanted him to stop telling people the good news of who and what they were. Which is why he called them twice DEAD and the offspring (product) of the enemy, which is called the Devil and Carnal Ego.


Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44 KJV)

But the truth of who we are still creates, because that is WHO we ultimately are. So whether we create a life of peace and joy or misery and death… WE DO IT ALL!

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. (Romans 14:8 KJV)

So what is DEATH?

DEATH is IGNORANCE. Death is what you are living right now, IF you don’t have the truth. DEATH is the loss of understanding and wisdom. Death is the suffering of one who has forgotten who, and what they are.

Proverbs 21:16
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

In DEATH there is no memory of who we are, and what we are capable of. In DEATH people are not grateful, they have no joy, no peace or rest.

Psalm 6:5
For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

The DEATH of a LIFE is a far sadder fate than the death of a physical body. This death is something we all have experienced.

The DEATH we read about in scripture, is the DEATH of truth, wisdom, and understanding. And ALL have fallen short of WHO WE ARE. In ADAM (which is the first idea of who we are) all died… but in Christ all are made alive again.

Jesus wasn’t saying, if people believe in me they will rise from literal death, what he was saying was people are already DEAD and once they hear the truth he had to share and believed it, even though they were dead/ignorant they would RISE AGAIN and live!

We are DEAD because we are existing in a lie. And the lie is so deep and so pervasive that it affects every aspect of our life.

We believe we are something we are not, believe in fairy tales that are not, and the very TRUTH that sets is free we have been conditioned from birth to not only ignore but RUN from. We are taught to entertain this truth is the very heart of blasphemy.

The days we are in are indeed the days where good is called evil and evil is called good… Meaning, the truth many will consider a lie, and the very lie that people call truth is the very sin (missing the mark/truth) that brought us all into this miserable state.

So DEATH is our ignorant suffering, which is also called hell if you don’t know that already, hell is the grave, it is the weeping and gnashing of teeth you experience because of your ignorance. This state of mind is a result of our SIN. And SIN as I have explained in the past is “missing the mark, missing the truth, missing the point of life”… Sin is our foolish thinking.

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

So how did this happen? How did we all forget the truth and fall into the darkness that has become of our life?

Jude 1:6
And the men which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Now before you go and jump to the sinful conclusion that everlasting chains is infinite torture… Let me set you straight as Paul was SET Straight road on his way to Damascus …

Our first estate is perfection, unity, heaven, it is bliss. Our habitation was truth and we left that state of mind and entered into the bondage of ignorance (darkness)

The EVIL EGO, our enemy led us there… We left RIGHT THINKING for EVIL (Incorrect thinking) and entered into darkness which produce the death we suffer from.

To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; (Proverbs 2:12, 13 KJV)

But we can, and will, be set free when we BELIEVE the good news. Which is why the previous passages in proverbs 2 is so profound.

When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: (Proverbs 2:10, 11 KJV)

We will all be QUICKENED, which means the truth will once again take a dominant role in our lives and we will begin to walk out our salvation and we will once again LIVE the LIFE we are meant to live.

Ephesians 2:1-3
2 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

The life of DEATH you are living is a result of living by the perverse ways of this world… And we have had our conversation with these lusts, with greed, envy, hate, defeat, insecurity, loss, and more for long enough.

This death, is the very hell our lives have become. Yet we will all rise from this grave of ignorance when PROPER JUDGEMENT returns.

Why do you think is it called the DAY OF JUDGMENT of JUDGMENT DAY? Your MIND is the GREAT WHITE THRONE and the day will come and for many has come and is now coming when you will separate the lies from the truth, the wheat from the tares, the goats from the sheep.

In that moment, the moment you CHOOSE LIFE and confess it and express, it you will send your ignorant beliefs, insecurities, lies, and hang ups to the FIRE of TRUTH within you to be burned away for ever!

The power to LIVE is in you, it has always been in you, it IS YOU!

It is time to RULE and REIGN with this wisdom… when you live and inherit all things and become ruler of ALL as Galatians 3 and 4 states you become the KING of KINGS, LORD of LORDS… You will rule your life, and recreate your world with love, excitement and truth instead of being ruled by lies and death!

All you have to do is believe it, speak it, express it, manifest it, and remember the greatest of all lessons there is to learn…

WHAT YOU DO TO OTHERS YOU DO TO YOURSELF!

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:40 KJV)

That includes your thoughts about them. Remember… Judge incorrectly and you will be judged accordingly… But RIGHTEOUSNESS is followed by peace, joy and power in the truth …

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

The last great truth you MUST realize for any of this to become your reality is YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE STEPS TO ACCOMPLISH what you desire.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. (Luke 14:28-30)

The desires of your heart are there because they CAN, and ARE MEANT to become your reality! But you NEED to take the steps to do so… YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE if you LOSE the LIES OF THE EGO! You can LIVE YOUR LIFE AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF IT when you DENY YOUR EGO and embrace the reality that “YE ARE GODS” and that to you, IF YOU BELIEVE, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

Jesus never tried to get anyone to worship him, he instead told them to TAKE UP THEIR CROSS, DO AS HE DID, THINK AS HE DID, BE AS HE IS, because YOU ARE AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD! And it is time for you to SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE and LOVE!

…God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS GOD IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. (1 John 4:16-18)

That’s right, we are AS HE IS… This is what Jesus meant when he prayed, “That they may be one as we are one,” there is no division in One… And again when Jesus said to his disciples, “If you have seen me, you have seen the father,” and even though we have been taught to think such a notion is blasphemous… Jesus made it clear…

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

We are IN the Form of God, and God has given ALL THINGS into our hands to do as we wish. But to produce good fruit we MUST take our thoughts captive, nourish the right thoughts, believe the truth of who we are and reject the lies of who we are not, BELIEVE, CONFESS, TAKE STEPS, MANIFEST!

We are the HEIRS of everything, it is our birthright to LIVE A MORE ABUNDANT LIFE… But our ignorance has kept us living a life of death instead… We act more like slaves and servants than the RULERS and LORDS that we are… But make no mistake about it, WE ARE LORD OF EVERYTHING!

4 Now I say, That the heir (us), as long as he is a child (immature), differeth nothing from a servant, even though THE HEIR (US) IS LORD OF ALL;(Galatians 4:1-3)

It’s time to LIVE YOUR LIFE! Its time to create your life! Today is the day of salvation… BELIEVE IT, RECEIVE IT, EXPRESS IT, PUT IN THE WORK and you will MANIFEST IT!

Jacob
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Double Minded Mankind



Double Minded Mankind

–James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.–


You ever feel like who you are is not who you should be? You ever feel conflicted about things, not knowing what to do or what not to do? You ever feel like you have two very different people in your head fighting for control? Well, if you do you are not alone. And as crazy as that description sounds, if truth be told we all do seem to have two very different natures inside of us.

Genesis 25:23
Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


The above passage is where we find God speaking to Rebekah about the children she is about to give birth to. In a Literal sense of course. The children she gives birth to, that were fathered by Isaac as Jacob and Esau. Esau being the older of the twins, and Jacob being the younger who, even in the womb, wanted to be the first-born. Now this story is a wonderful explanation of what is going on inside each and every one of us.

You see while many people teach every one of these stories as literal, if you’ve been coming here long enough, you know they are missing the SPIRIT of the story. Whether or not there was a literal Rebekah, Esau, Jacob, Isaac or not it NOT WHAT MATTERS. We can all agree and state, sure they existed and the things that happened literally happened. BUT, if we stop there we learn absolutely NOTHING. The historical fact of a story doesn’t help us spiritually, what helps us spiritually is understanding the parable of it all.

In addition, you will find this simple story of Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob is just one of many examples where the duality of mankind is being expressed through story. This is something I have written extensively on in the past, but this is the first time I make this topic the focus of what I write. The reason is simple, I believe understanding the dual nature within is the key to overcoming the suffering that arises from this constant inner conflict.

So let’s take a closer look at that passage in Genesis again.

Genesis 25:23
Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


Notice that the word WOMB is used as the place where TWO MANNER OF PEOPLE are formed and separated. At first glance you would think the WOMB that is spoken of here is meant to be understood literally. However, the very meaning of the word WOMB means “The seat of mental faculties, or the Seat of Hunger.” The word WOMB in Hebrew “atb” also is translated as Belly, Abdomen, and the Body. The womb we need to concern ourselves with IS the SEAT OF OUR MENTAL FACULTIES. The place where God himself sits, our mind. Within the Temple of God, within who we are, between our temples, at Golgatha which is the place of the skull, this is very throne of God itself. It is our mind and it is not only physically split in two hemispheres, it is also the origin of two very different natures. The one who is like God and the one who is like the world. Two nations at war with each other.

The word “Nation” itself in the above passage is translated for us easily in the very same verse. The nations are TWO MANNER OF PEOPLE. Two TYPES of people. Two natures within mankind, each opposing the other. One carnal, One Spiritual. Duality is something every faith, philosophy and science acknowledges and yet this dual nature, within the heart of man, is still very much a mystery.

There are opposites in everything we experience. There is male and female, dark and light, there is happiness and sadness, cold and warm, life and death and as there are two sides to every coin there are two natures within the heart of man. In the scriptures we see these natures depicted as wheat and tares, sheep and goats, gold and brass, righteous and evil, and of course the ultimate picture of duality is Heaven and Hell. We learn which are good and which are evil, we learn which we must embrace the one and reject the other. One nature brings peace, hope, and joy and the other causes nothing but suffering. We see symbols of duality and are about their contrary natures in every faith and learn about these dual natures in scientific study, just as there are positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons in every neutral atom, so we find positive thoughts and negative thoughts within the “seat/throne of our mind”.

The Yin-Yang is a symbol that explains how the ancient Chinese understood how things worked. The outer circle represents everything there is, the two colors within, one black and one white, represent two distinct and separate energies that are intertwined, both have a hint of the other within. Such is life, nothing is ever truly black and white. Of course in psychology you may have learned about the ID and the Super Ego, often represented by the cartoon of an Angel and a Devil on each shoulder of a conflicted individual. In this cartoon we see both the ID and the SuperEgo trying to influence the individuals to act a certain way, or say a certain thing. And that my friends is exactly the war that is being waged within you every moment of every day.

Revelations 12:7
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels


Is it so hard to believe that this epic war that is taking place, is actually taking place within you right now? Consider if you will where Kingdom of heaven and God is located. Yes, both Heaven and Hell are within you. You experience peace and you experience suffering within. You experience hope and you experience fear within. In fact, everything you experience outside of you is being experienced within you for you to experience it. Some would also go so far to say that whatever you are experiencing within, you are also projecting without. Which could be why we see some feast and others suffer famine, some love and others hate, some are compassionate and others greedy and cruel.

Confucius once said, “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” To change the world we must first change ourselves. We must bring that battle in heaven to its end.

Where we see Michael (which translates into “Who is like God”) casting the Dragon (who is the Devil and father of all lies) out of our thoughts. These two natures that are at war, like any war, must find one the victor and the other the loser. The one who like the world, ruled by its lusts must be defeated by the one who is like God.

We see this thought carried throughout the scriptures in many stories that depict these two conflicting natures. Each nature which came forth from the womb of our mind is depicted as older and younger, first and last, first-born and second born. I like to classify these natures within man as 1st Born and 2nd Born. The 1st being carnal, ignorant, a product of this world, an egomaniac that sees itself as the master of all things. The 2nd nature comes into being later, which is why in thee scriptures we see it depicted as the younger of the two. This 2nd nature is enlightened, wise, a product of God, which sees itself as one with all things and knows it is better to serve than be served.

The best example of these two natures in mankind, is Adam and Jesus. The name Adam in Hebrew literally translates into Mankind as a whole, and so this 1st Adam which brought death into the world is a symbol of the 1st nature in man, that causes all of man’s suffering. The 2nd Adam which is said to be from heaven above, is the one who sacrifices everything to bring everything back to the perfection of unity and wisdom.

1 Corinthians 15:44-46
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.


The 1st man, or the 1st Adam believes he is a natural being, mortal. The 2nd man, or the 2nd Adam is raised up within that person, realizes he is spirit and has always been spirit, immortal, divine. The 1st Man is corruptible, corrupted by his ignorance, resulting in Sin (foolish thinking). The 2nd and is raised up within incorruptible, no longer ruled by lies, no longer a slave to its ignorance.

As we saw the 1st ADAM cast out of the Garden, as we saw ADAM bring death into the world, we see the 2nd ADAM pictured as the Shepherd who helps us all find our way back in, the 2nd ADAM brings life into the world. However, this is not the only story in the scriptures where we find the 1st born pictured as a killer and the 2nd as the Shepherd.

Adam had two sons. The 1st Born Cain was a killer who slew his brother in jealousy. The 2nd Born was Abel a Shepherd. The killer of a 1st born son did not please God, it was the 2nd born whose sacrifice was acceptable.

Genesis 4:8
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.


This passage of scripture tells us something very important. The field is a symbol of our heart or mind. Cain and Abel the dual natures found within the heart or mind of mankind. The elder brother, the 1st born Cain a picture of man’s ego which is our sense of being, the one we THINK we are, but are not.

Revelation 17:8
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.


This 1st Carnal/Ego man is the beast, who we think ourselves to be, yet are not. Who we think ourselves to be is nothing more than an illusion. We have been formed in the dust of our imagination, as every 1st Man is. Our parents named us, our experiences shaped us, our religious leaders shamed us and forced us to believe their lies, society fed us a steady diet of who we are, and yet are not.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


The person we think ourselves to be and the one we truly are, you will find are two different beings all together. You will also find that the person we think we are which was formed in the dust of our experiences here in this temporal world is less important than the one that is within us, waiting to rule and reign. This 2nd born, Shepherd is the only begotten child of God, it is your true nature. This nature, or Christ, is the express image of God’s power and wisdom and it is far greater than the one you have believed yourself to be.

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


The two natures at war within you are the cause of your unrest. In the scriptures we see how this war between the EGO man and the GOD man creates all manner of suffering.

The 1st nature in man, the EGO man always wants to kill the Second nature in mankind. The reason is simple, the second born is the rightful heir. This is why we must be BORN AGAIN. Our first nature is of the earth, carnal, ignorant, but the second nature that we find is a child of God himself, divine, enlightened, pure.

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven


In addition, as our False sense of identity put to death the truth of who we always were, who we truly are will ressurect! The first man, which is and is not, is destroyed with the brightness of HIS (true nature) coming (being revealed).

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:


The 1st man, who you think yourself to be, “THE WICKED ONE”, is nothing more than an ego that was formed during your time of ignorance here. The 2nd Man is the Lord from heaven. That’s right, that is who we all are, we are all children of God.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is


And who is it that we are seeing as he truly is? The answer is YOUR TRUE NATURE. When that second nature in you appears, when you begin to know that you are more than you have been told than you begin to see the truth. You begin to see that this picture we had of Jesus is actually a symbol for who we all truly are.

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.


You see that As Jesus is, so are you in this world. You too will become the second born or born again Shepherd that will willingly lay down your 1st nature/life so you can pick your TRUE NATURE UP and SAVE THE WORLD WITH IN.

Your first nature, took upon himself the sins of the world and died spiritually because of it. You began to believe everything that you were told to believe. You began to see God outside of yourself. You began to think of yourself as a horrible sinner, good for nothing, foul and miserable, and that killed the life within you. You were given a Crown of Thorns, as we see pictured with Jesus. The Thorns we know as the cares of the world.

Mark 4:18-20
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.


The thorns/cares of the world chokes the very joy of life right out of us. We have been ruled by our worries and our fears. This crown of thorns was imbedded so deep into our thinking that we have all become most miserable. Who we truly are was killed by who we think we are and now we suffer terribly for it.

Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.


This is why Jesus screamed out to God, “Father why have you forsaken me?” These words he cried, we have cried. We have all felt like God has abandoned us, forgotten us, and worse still has punished us for simply not knowing any better. However, this first man, that has caused us so much grief, well let’s just say the 1st man’s time is short. In fact, the 1st will always be last into the Kingdom of Heaven. The reason is simple, the 1st man’s ways are not of God, they are of this world.

Matthew 20:16
So the last shall be first, and the first last


The first-born ADAM didn’t inherit the Kingdom, Christ Jesus did, the second man. The first Born Cain didn’t please God, the 2nd Born Abel did. The first-born Ishmael didn’t inherit the Kingdom, he was a slave who was never born to rule. Ishmael instead was cast away, as we all will cast away our carnal egotistical first nature, so our 2nd Man, our Isaac can rule and reign. The first-born Esau didn’t inherit the Kingdom, he too was a hunter and killer like the other first born we find in scripture, it is the second Born Jacob, the Shepherd that inherits the Kingdom. The first-born of scripture never inherits, it is always the last born. The last is first.

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.


This is what we are experiencing now. Our rebirth, we are waking up out of the war of duality. We are tired of being unstable because we are double minded. And so we are learning to take our thoughts captive as the second born child of God (who we truly are) begins to rise again within us all.

Is it any wonder we see wars, famine, pestilence, and hear of rumors of wars in many places, since that is exactly what is going on within the heart of mankind.

Matthew 24:6-8
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.


The good news is, all of these sorrows are a sign that the end of our suffering is near. The truth is each of us will cast off the 1st man and embrace the divine within us all. We have no choice because it is who we are. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we will be able to get to that promise land of peace.

It is time for us to DENY OURSELVES! We must understand that who we thought we were, weak, scared, abused, filthy, horrible, prideful, sinful, IS NOT WHO WE ARE! We are not our past, our troubles, or our fears, we are God’s beloved child. We are divine, we are Love itself, and all things are possible when we understand this.

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.


Jesus said it first to those who would learn from what he learned. He said, if ANY will come after, will be as I am, do as I do, LET THEM DENY THEMSELVES and take up the cross by putting that first carnal beast of an ego to death. The word DENY does not mean deprive, it means to “refuse to admit the truth or existence of something”. You are more than you know, you always have been. There may be a war going on within you, but soon that devil of a false identity is going to be cast out of the heaven of your thoughts and who you truly are will reign. That day you will know joy unspeakable! That day is coming soon.

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