Hello my friends… I believe God is inspiring these shows and this message from yesterday mornings Live Stream is revolutionary. As Paul reasoned with those set in their religious falsities so I too am here to reason with you. Enjoy and be amazed at what brought us to this lesson today. please help by Liking, Commenting, Sharing and Subscribing.
The Battle of Badr and the Flock of Christ!
Jesus once asked, “Who is my Mother and Brother?” He did this to underscore the spiritual reality of our soul. Who created us? Who Loves Us? Who do we show our devotion to?
Recently we have heard of massive produce shortages. Thousands of Cows dying in the heat in Kansas (we aren’t in Kansas anymore ;)) and almost 16000 sheep drowning in the Red Sea.
This following video I shared on YouTube will highlight some amazing points. Don’t be caught unaware. Enjoy this video because we are all going somewhere… To the Kingdom of God. Please do like, subscribe, comment and share. And check out the links in the video for new merch, and links to all my socials and novel. Much love Jacob
Gospel of John Chapter One – Revelation & Breakdown for 2021
MYSTERY NO MORE: The Completed Revelation of John’s Gospel Chapter One! A Hidden End Times Prophecy for Today. You may not believe but if you do, EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE. Join me for tonight’s LIVE Premiere at 6:15pm EST. SHARE this truth will set you free!
Gospel of John Chapter One – Revelation & Breakdown for 2021
MYSTERY NO MORE: The Completed Revelation of John’s Gospel Chapter One! A Hidden End Times Prophecy for Today. You may not believe but if you do, EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE. Join me for tonight’s LIVE Premiere at 6:15pm EST. SHARE this truth will set you free!
It’s Time To Throw It Down! The Story of Gideon Alive today!
Who is with me? Who believes more need to know the One True God, the God of Jacob, the God of Abraham and Isaac, the God of Israel, the Creator of all whose name is also LOVE!
Please enjoy the truly fired up shocking and inspiring telling of Gideon and his army of 300, a story that YOU are a part of!!!!
Whose THROWING those Clay Pots down with me?
Watch the video I shared last night on Youtube. It is truly a WORD for today and for everyone of you. Please SHARE this far and wide and Like and leave me a comment to tell me if you are with me in letting the Torch of Christ to Shine!
#GideonLives – the Witnesses of God are speaking … the #PandemicOfUnvaccinated NO MORE! Don’t let words divide us. We will overcome together, it’s time to Wake Up SHARE THIS and Love. Let your torches Shine!
What Jesus Meant By Saying Eat My Flesh
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This video is going to open your eyes to a deeper understanding of what Jesus meant when he told people to eat his flesh and drink his blood… This video is a lot to “drink” in and will give you plenty to “chew” on. 😉 Much love and I do hope you enjoy, Jacob
The things I am about to share may be hard for many to believe, but this does not mean that what you find in this paper is not absolutely true. For what I am going to share comes from more than just decades of study and revelation, it comes from experience.
So I want to state, right at the top of this essay, this may not be for you. That’s not a bad thing if it isn’t. I simply ask that if what you begin to read makes you angry, turn the page. But I also want you to know, that without a shadow of a doubt, the things you read today will one day ring true if they haven’t already.
It is my belief that one day everyone will come to the unity of the faith and the complete understanding of who and what we are, what we are capable of, as well as finding out what the elusive “meaning of life” is.
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:
In the mean time if these words be not for you today they will be tomorrow.
The scriptures state there is a time appointed for each person to come to this wisdom. Just as there is a time for a child to learn his alphabet or multiplication table, so too, in mankind’s appointed time everyone will wake from their slumber into the glorious liberty of who they truly are and what they are truly capable of.
Nothing I write, say, or do, can change a person’s heart, only love and a person’s appointed time can. So to try to force someone to see what they are not ready to see is fruitless at best.
Now, if these words ARE for you, then rejoice!
In addition, if there are some who are not ready to hear what you hear, or see what you see, than do not think that they are somehow less than you. As Paul said, there was a time you were blind to all of this as well.
For those with ears to hear, they must not think that they have somehow arrived and others have not, lest they should fall into the sin of condemnation. And once we begin to condemn others, so begins our descent again into the depths of the very ignorance that has brought us all so much pain.
What a person believes, they receive. How a person judges another to be, brings that judgment on themself. Because we are all part of ONE BODY, we are all connected, what we do to others we do to ourselves. This is why we are instructed to “do unto others as you want done to yourself.” So if you judge people to be evil and cruel in your heart, your payment will be that people are evil and cruel. You will soon see that your thoughts create and you are capable of great and terrible things. This is why we must learn to take our thoughts captive. We must learn which thoughts to nourish and which to cast away.
For as a person thinks in his heart, so is he!
Whatever world you believe you are living in, this is the world you are living in and nothing, and no one, can change that… BUT YOU.
Right now these words may not really make sense to you, but after this essay is complete you will see that the power to do all things is, and has always been, within you!
So, to judge others for not knowing what you now know, is to lose the next step in your spiritual evolution. Eventually, all will come to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man… WHY? You ask…
BECAUSE THAT IS WHO WE ALL TRULY ARE! And even if we don’t believe it, it does not matter, because we CANNOT DENY OURSELVES!
2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself
Eventually, all will come to the understanding of the enlightened. The reason we know this is because THE ENLIGHTENED FIRST knew this, which means they are a FIRST FRUITS OF SORTS.
When planting vegetables before all your vegetables are harvested there is a first stripe… a couple of those green beans will sprout and be ready to harvest, before the rest. This is how you know that what you have planted will become what you intended them to be, IN THEIR ENTIRETY.
If you understand the things WRITTEN HERE then PERHAPS YOU are as the first fruit of a crop that is destined to be holy in its ENTIRETY as well. THERE IS HOPE FOR EVERYONE!
So it is not good to think higher of yourself, or to think that you know more than another, or to condemn another in what they believe, because YOU ARE PROOF that they will also know what you know.
30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
For some these words will be like music to their ears, to others they will be like hot coals on their head, yet either way these words will have their day.
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an APPOINTED TIME, BUT AT THE END IT SHALL SPEAK AND NOT LIE: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
This is why I write what I write, not because I think everyone will agree with me or praise me. I share these essays because I am for some odd reason driven to do so, writing and sharing these essays also bring me a great amount of joy. I rejoice because I know that what I have come to know is true, others will come to know as true and I can put these words out there knowing people who are ready to hear them from all over the world will find them.
And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
So I do not try to convert people. The Kingdom of heaven was taken by force for far too long. It is LOVE/Goodness of God that draws a multitude to repentance. It is LOVE that will set people free, not pages upon pages of insight, or long speeches or prayers… LOVE!
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
I do not tell others they must believe as I believe. I do not think that I somehow know more than they know. I am simply sharing the crop that has sprouted from my heart, who these words will fall on is up to who these words will fall upon. Whether they rejoice or reject these words does not matter to me. What matters is the WORD has gone forth from my mouth and it will not return without accomplishing what I sent it out into the world to accomplish.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
So who is it that understands the GREATER THINGS of God? And who are those who cannot and will not?
Well in every person, there are in manner of speaking, TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE and our journey here is to learn the difference between the two and to find out who we truly are.
The 1st man, is the ignorant man who may not understand the words written here… This man exists but you will soon find, he truly doesn’t. He is an image of a greater man, who we will call the 2nd man, who will one day put down the first man rise again in his stead.
I understand that what I just wrote seems difficult to comprehend, but keep reading and the great mystery of who you are will begin to unfold.
So let’s discuss the first man and the last man for a bit. The scriptures state, the 1ST will be LAST and the LAST shall be 1st into the Kingdom of God. Then the scriptures go on to say, this is why we must be born again, not of Flesh, but of spirit!
The FIRST US is ignorant, an image, a lie, a false identity… This is why we must be BORN AGAIN. When we were first-born we came into this world pure and then were filled with a bunch of lies, that made us believe we were someone and something we were not. This is why, we must be BORN AGAIN, we must once again become like little children to inherit the Kingdom of God! We MUST be born again of incorruptible seed (truth), we must live as we truly are and DENY the person we began to believe ourself to be.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
We ALL must be BORN AGAIN! We must RISE out of the ignorance of our past.
Unless you are BORN AGAIN it is impossible to SEE/comprehend the truth and enter into the Kingdom of God to rule and reign!
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.
That which is born of FLESH is FLESH (1ST BORN)… the outward man, the ego man, the ignorant man who puts his faith in temporal things. The 1st man only believes in what he can see, touch, taste, and smell. This is a man after the Flesh.
We for far too long considered ourselves a flesh, blood, and bone being. However, who we truly are is actually within this FLESH, BLOOD, AND BONE BEING we began to believe ourselves to be…
WITHIN WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE IS WHO YOU REALLY ARE! AND WHO YOU REALLY ARE IS LIBERTY!
The ONE we believed ourself to be, was born after the Flesh. Now, mind you, the flesh is not a physical thing it is an IDEA that the physical thing is all there is. This is the FLESHLY MIND, otherwise known as the carnal mind… in truth, this is WORLDLY thinking.
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
The First man is from BENEATH (LOWER THINKING/TEMPORAL LOGIC), the SECOND MAN is from above (HIGHER THINKING/ENLIGHTENED) — those OF THE WORLD are lost… those who believe this temporal world is all there is and put their faith in it, ARE LOST!
The 1st man is the lowest form of existence and we are destined/predetermined for so much more.
The FLESH man is the man who lusts after the WORLD, WHICH IS THE VERY THING WE NEED TO BE SAVED FROM.
The “world” quite literally is a symbol for the LUSTS OF THE FLESH! The FLESH man, the 1st born man/Adam chooses DEATH over LIFE.
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh
This is why life is not fulfilling for so many. Because while trapped in this first carnal man, while lost in this lie of who you think you are, you only worry about the things that pertain to this first carnal man. Worldly things.
The first man is filled with fear, anger, hate, envy, greed, and more.
19 Now the works of the FLESH are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
When you are trapped in this first man and cannot see the truth of who you REALLY are in the SECOND MAN your life is more of a chore than a reward.
The first man exists in the hell of his own ignorance.
So, there is a reason many will not be able to “hear” the words contained in this essay. The FLESH man cannot understand the things of the spirit, which is life and truth.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
Now the 2nd man is SPIRIT! That which is born or spirit is SPIRIT. Jesus said, my words are SPIRIT and they are TRUTH. The 2nd Man, the 2nd Nature within us, is the revelation of the TRUTH of who we really are and what we are truly capable of, which is what this essay is about.
The scriptures state that this 2nd Man is the LORD FROM HEAVEN… As I have written before, the word LORD literally translates into the EXISTING ONE… the 2nd man is the ONE WHO IS EXISTS IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, JOY AND POWER! This LORD, is not relocated to one specific man from thousands of years ago, that is the 1st Fleshly man’s teaching and it is a lie.
This is the “MAN” that I am going to write about today. The 2nd man… Christ, You, Me, and everyone in their RISEN/ENLIGHTENED state.
The second man who COMES (which literally means REVEALED, or UNCOVERED) and destroys the ANTI-CHRIST nature of the 1st man. The EGO that has ruled for far too long, sitting on the THRONE OF GOD, which is your MIND, declaring himself to be god. This is the 1st man, lost, corrupt, ignorant, and dead, for he is carnally (flesh) minded.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
If you can draw the inference from the above passage, DEATH is the absence of LIVING YOUR LIFE IN PEACE. Sadly, this is the state of a majority of humanity. This is why we have war, famine, sickness, hate, and every other evil under the sun. But truly, those trapped in the thoughts of the ignorant first man, are ignorant, so they are not truly to blame…. They simply don’t know any better.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
If the first man, knew the truth, the first man would have never put to the death WHO THEY REALLY WERE AND ARE!
1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Had any of us known the TRUTH and had not forgotten it, we would have never crucified the GLORY OF THE ONE WHO TRULY EXISTS.
The TRUTH was put to death at Golgotha, the place of the skull… RELIGION AND THE LAW OF THE LAND killed the TRUTH, because if anyone found out that THEY THEMSELVES were the LORD OF ALL THINGS, the HEIR of all things, the CHILD OF GOD, then the FIRST MAN who is a killer (Adam, cane, Ishmael, Esau) would have never wanted the 2nd man, who is a shepherd (jesus, Abel, Isaac, Jacob) put to death.
THE LIES OF THIS WORLD tore us down and placed us in the chains of ignorance and limitation. Pictured in Jesus being given a CROWN OF THORNS (thorns which are the cares oe the world and the deceit of riches)
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches
As JESUS took upon himself the SINS (cares/lies/ignorance) of this world and died… so did we. Which is why Jesus said, if you don’t do as I do, be as I am, think as I think, pick up your cross and follow me into the resurrection of who you truly are, then you are none of mine.
This is also why we have experienced so much pain and heartache. How can we enjoy our lives, if we are not living our lives as WHO WE TRULY ARE? This IMAGE of who we are needs to be put to death, so WHO WE TRULY ARE CAN RISE AGAIN.
John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he (2nd Man) of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
So, once again, there are two men written about in scripture. These two men are symbols of humanity, first in its ignorant/immature/brainwashed state, and the second who is mankind in its enlightened state.
The first man, as scripture states is of the earth, earthy, which literally means, this first nature in man is focused on temporal things. Focused on everything outside of them, bills, work, friends, family, hobbies, nature, etc… While the second man is THE LORD from heaven above, who minds SPIRITUAL THINGS (focuses within himself, no longer looking for salvation outside of him or herself, for the Kingdom of God (where GOD IS) is WITHIN YOU!
However, the first me, and the first you, or should I state, the FIRST BELIEF YOU HAVE ABOUT YOURSELF is not spiritual at all.
We were brainwashed to think of ourselves more like animals doomed to die of old age or disease. We were brainwashed to believe we had no power of our own, that our only hope was to be found outside of us, coming again soon, from some far off, far away place. We were brainwashed to believe we were the lowest of the low, the foulest of the foul, sinners destined to burn endlessly because we were simply born.
1 Cor 15:
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we SHALL ALSO BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY.
The first man, is ADAM formed from the dust of the earth, ADAM is a word which, as you should know by now, literally means humanity as a whole, it is all of mankind.
There is the 1st ADAM and the Last ADAM. We are both. We have borne the image of the fleshly, ignorant, natural man, and now we shall inherit the HEAVENLY, SPIRITUAL MAN.
The 1st ADAM became ignorant of the truth, and lost his true identity the instant he ate of the knowledge of good and evil… that first man was formed by the lies of parents, family, friends, neighbors, culture, religion, society, school, and so on. And woe are the ways of this first man.
However, there will come a time when the truth will be shouted on the rooftops and those DEAD IN CHRIST… meaning those who are IGNORANT OF WHO THEY TRULY ARE WILL RISE and understand these words.
But until that time, “the book is sealed”. This is why the scriptures compare the Kingdom of God to a mystery. A mystery that not everyone would be able to grasp right away. This is why the Kingdom of God is often compared to something that is HIDDEN within an EARTHEN VESSEL… The TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE is hidden away in the LIES you believed about yourself.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Who we REALLY ARE is HIDDEN within WHO WE THOUGHT WE WERE… So that the POWER OF GOD, may be OF GOD, AND NOT OF THE IMAGE OR IDEA OF GOD, which is who we have believed ourselves to be.
So many of the great truths of scripture had to be shared in parable. So that, “in seeing they may not see, and in hearing they may not hear”, as Isaiah stated.
Well, this essay is not for those who are scared to be kicked out of the synagogues as it was in Jesus’ day. No, this essay is for those who are ready to move pass their wilderness experience, cross the Jordan of death to self/image/ego, and enter into the promise land of who they really are and what they are truly capable of.
1 Corinthians 2:
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him
Hear we see again that people truly have not grasped the full weight of what, and who, God really is and who, and what, they are in relation to God.
“IF YOU HAVE SEEN ME YOU HAVE SEEN THE FATHER!”
Even the most skilled religious leaders could not see, and can not see. In fact most will attack and tear down anything they do not understand. Because if the words that they declare as false turn out to be true, then their whole foundation is corrupt and everything they have believed themselves to be is a lie.
This is why the scriptures state that “darkness (ignorance) hates the light (truth) because it shows them their ways are evil.
And even as we, in our ignorance, will attack and tear down the truth and fight to have it put death in the thoughts of others, as we saw with the crucifixion of Jesus, the LIGHT that we truly are still SHINES WITHIN US… EVEN IF WE DON’T KNOW YET WHO WE ARE and what we are capable of.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
So I don’t take offense when people will state that what I have written is wrong or that I am somehow possessed by devils or other such nonsense, because I have come to a place where I understand these people are not doing this because they know better, it is because they don’t truly know what they do. They are still very much ruled by their carnal egotistical mind, otherwise known as the anti-Christ. The beast that is and is not and yet is. This anti-Christ is nothing more than an illusion that we agreed was US, when in fact this false ego blinded us to the glorious truth of who we REALLY are.
Now I have written extensively on what and who the anti-Christ is you can find these essays on this blog under the category, and “more essay” section.
However, to be brief in explanation, the antichrist is the You, you think you are but are not. As I said we were blinded when we came into the world, we took on a false identity and simply forgot who and what we were, and are. Then the “image” of who we were, the ego of who we are, took over.
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country
There is no spooky evil spawn of Satan who is going to rule in the world and make people take the mark of the beast literally. We already took the mark of the beast (ignorance) the instant we believed we were someone we were not.
The MARK of the beast, is a life of worry and dread. When you are ignorant of who you really are, you live as a lie and have no access to joy, peace, or purpose. There is no rest in a lie.
… and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
There is no rest for those who believe they are what they are not. THE BEAST is the FALSE EGO of Man. There is no truth in this lie.
We missed the mark of who we really were and reduced ourselves to the likes of an animal, a beast of burden. The children of men, which is the 1st man, are more like beasts than anything else.
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that THEY THEMSELVES ARE BEASTS
Simply put, the anti-Christ that sits in the temple of God (your mind) declaring himself to be god (you) is who you think you are, but are not.
This ego has done everything to lead you away from the TRUTH. It even created another God for you to worship, a false God far away and tricked you into waiting for salvation. The Ego/Anti-Christ tricked you into thinking you are somehow far removed from this god, that your ego created. This anti-Christ/ego of yours has you putting your faith in everything outside of yourself. This EGO keeps you ashamed and makes you believe that you are unworthy of anything but ENDLESS TORTURE. This Ego/Anti-Christ tricks you into thinking IF YOU DO THIS OR DO THAT, than you will someday BE LIKE God… when you have always BEEN GOD TO BEGIN WITH!
Most people don’t even know that their salvation is deliverance from their own false identity. Most people don’t know that their salvation from their ignorance is ACTUALLY WITHIN!
“know you not the Kingdom of God is within”, “Christ Within You is the hope of Glory”
This ego/enemy of yours works diligently to keep you focused on everything but the very thing you need to focus on, which is of course finding out who you really are! This is why we find religions pointing you to someone besides your true self, and pointing you to the future and the past instead of the only things that matters… the Now, and the YOU!
We have been lied to people, and fear has been driven deep into our thoughts, as the thorns on the crown of Jesus were driven into his head. This is why I know many will not be able to agree with many of the words written here.
10 … Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Did you catch that last line people… NO ONE ASCENDS TO HEAVEN unless that man first came down from heaven.
Now, here is where the fun begins.
We were lowered into this hell/ignorance so that we could also rise from it. For GOD so LOVED THE WORLD (the lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes, pride of life) that he GAVE his only begotten son…
You did the same. The idea of who you think you are, is a creation of YOU. You so loved this world that you created a child of your own and called this child YOU… and the TRUTH of who you were DIED (you became ignorant of) so that this IMAGE YOU CREATED could exist for a time.
And now it is TIME for THE REAL YOU to rise again, and DIE of who you THINK YOU ARE.
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.
Only a few of you can grasp this… so I will further explain. Let’s talk about THIS IMAGE THAT HAS BEEN CREATED.
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
An image is a representation of something… It is NOT that something. In other words, the SON ( a title for the FIRSTBORN of EVERY CREATURE) is an IMAGE of the INVISIBLE GOD….
When the disciples asked Jesus, show us the FATHER, he said… “If you have seen me, you have seen the FATHER”….
Let us take that a step further, the FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE is the SON, not just JESUS… But the FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE… so it can be easily stated…
“If you have seen the FIRSTBORN of EVERY CREATURE you have seen the FATHER”
In 1st John, John declares, that AS HE IS so are WE in this world. Jesus is said to be the FIRST BORN among the DEAD, the FIRST BORN AMONG many brethren, THE first-born of EVERY CREATURE… This is a great mystery, because this is not speaking of ONE SINGLE MAN, but the WHOLE OF THE HUMAN RACE….
The “HIM” that is referenced in the next verse is the HIM that is WITHIN all of CREATION.
16 For by him (the firstborn of all creation) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
So ALL things were created by HIM and FOR HIM… and in Hebrews we see that GOD created all things THROUGH this “SON” which is the firstborn of all creation.
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds
This VERY SAME (Image/Son/Firstborn OF ALL CREATION) is appointed HEIR OF ALL THINGS… So the question we must ask, is this JESUS the man alone? Or is JESUS A SYMBOL of the FIRSTBORN OF ALL, ALL, ALL CREATION (mankind)… Meaning is JESUS simply a symbol for ALL OF US? As John states “as HE is, so are we”…. Well, THE SON is APPOINTED HEIR OF ALL THINGS…..
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Christ was a TITLE given to Jesus… a title and crown we also wear. So when you read that we are HEIRS of GOD and JOINT-HEIRS with Christ… this means we are the same. No one is greater than another.
WE ARE ALL HEIRS OF GOD… set to inherit ALL THINGS… All THINGS, which means, EVERYTHING! Everything that GOD IS AND GOD CAN DO… ALL THINGS! Whatever the FATHER has the SON will have.
First the SON will put his enemies under his feet, than the son will GO TO THE FATHER… which means the SON and the FATHER will become ONE and the same.
1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Just as your children become parents themselves, so to you will become the very thing you always were. The HEIR as long as he is a child differs nothing from a servant or slave. This is written in the book of Galatians, although the (child/those immature in wisdom) IS LORD OF EVERYTHING.
We ARE God’s child… not just JESUS ALONE. Jesus is no better or worse than we are. He is simply the first-born among many brethren, like me, like you. An older brother is not greater than his younger more inexperienced brothers.
Romans is not the only place we see that we are ALSO THE ONE TRUE HEIR. ISRAEL which was an entire people, was ALSO CALLED God’s son… In fact, God said to Pharoah that ISRAEL was his FIRSTBORN.
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn!
Hhmmn, this is interesting because a majority of those in Christianity have been taught that the ONLY SON OF GOD was JESUS… This was another clever trick of the Ego of mankind. You need to let this go. Deep within you there is a fear that if you STOP believing this Jesus is your Lord and Savior you will somehow be damned, but what you don’t see is that you have damned yourself with these lies.
There is NOT ONE PERSON who is more special than another. Regardless of what religion has taught you. God is not respecter of persons. ADAM and JESUS are symbols of humanity in it’s two states, one is its ignorant state, and the other in it’s risen/enlightened state.
We know from scripture that the SON (children of God/creation of God/Image of God) IS THE HEIR OF ALL THINGS… which we found out was not one single man named Adam, or jesus, or even Israel, but EVERYONE because…
And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are NOT my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
Despite what you have been taught by religion, whatever God wills, God’s will WILL be done… meaning, in the end, even those who seem to be so far removed from the understanding of who they are, even those who have been called enemies of God, WILL BE SAVED from their ignorance and will come to the UNITY of the faith… And BY UNITY I mean, the understanding that we are ALL ONE…. The FIRSTBORN AMONG THE DEAD, the FIRSTBORN AMONG ALL, ALL, ALL CREATION… is WHO WE ARE!
What God has planned cannot be undone. Whatever GOD wills WILL be done…
For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
Whatever you SET YOUR MIND to, whatever YOU BELIEVE is TRUE, WHO CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND? No one can… Whatever the LORD, which, once again, LITERALLY MEANS “THE ONE WHO EXISTS” has purposed, who can change that?
Now this would be bad news, if it wasn’t first set in stone that no one can fail. Because the LORD, the ONE WHO EXISTS WITHIN US ALL has already purposed that ALL come to the knowledge of the truth, that ALL will finally realize who THEY TRULY ARE and what they are TRULY CAPABLE of… which is ALL THINGS!
1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
WE ARE ALL HEIRS and LORD OF ALL!
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The problem is, most people don’t get it yet. They don’t understand WHO THEY TRULY ARE… As Galatians states, even though we are HEIRS and LORD OF EVERYTHING (Which sounds like blasphemy to the unbeliever) we appear and think like children or ignorant slaves.
WE ARE THE HEIRS that DON’T KNOW IT… The FIRSTBORN of ALL CREATION.. you are the FIRSTBORN of all creation if you EXIST!
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant/slave, though he be lord of all…
Read that again… We are the heirs, but if we are immature and ignorant of this, we seem like slaves or servants, even though WE ARE LORD OF EVERYTHING!
Remember GOD CREATES EVERYTHING through us, for us, which is why Jesus said… “With Faith ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”
Now here is where it gets tricky…
If YOU can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM that BELIEVES. (Mark 9:23 KJV)
All things are possible for THOSE who believe… Now catch this next part… Look and see who else ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE BY.
For with God NOTHING shall be impossible. (Luke 1:37 KJV)
All things are possible for God…
All things are possible for those that believe…
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. (Matthew 17:20 KJV)
For the person who has faith and believes… ALL things are possible!
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. (Mark 14:36 KJV)
All things are possible with God
All things are possible for the believer.
God and the believer are ONE. “That they may be one, as we are one”, “I am in the Father and the father is in me”
All things are possible for the YOU! Because of who YOU really Are, you are the FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION, you ARE THE SON OF GOD, and the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD… BECAUSE GOD IS WITHIN YOU, CREATING THE YOU YOU THINK YOU ARE… But it is GOD WHO SEES THROUGH YOUR EYES AND GUIDES YOUR HANDS….
God LOVED THE WORLD so much that GOD gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON (who you think you are) so that YOU (who you THINK YOU ARE) MAY LIVE. BUT NOW IT IS TIME TO ARISE AND WAKE UP!
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
You see people, GOD IS ALL THERE IS, and you are the manifestation of God, YOU ARE THE SON… by whom ALL THINGS ARE CREATED, which is why ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE FOR YOU if you BELIEVE.
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
THE DEAD are those who FORGOT who they really were and had the TRUTH resurrected within them… CHRIST which is a title, is the firstborn among the dead/ignorant, the human race entered death (ignorance) so that we might overcome DEATH…
We became CORRUPT in our thinking and began to limit ourselves. We missed the mark of the high calling, which is that light shining in darkness, and we began to believe we were victims of circumstance. We forgot that we create our world, and everything was created by us, for us. But now it is time to wake up and put on the perfect mind once again.
1 Corinthians 15:54
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
When this happens we will LIVE OUR LIVES, and the death/hell (ignorant suffering) that has become of our lives will be swallowed up in victory!
As I stated earlier, no one ascends into heaven, unless they first descend into hell and forget who they are… We forgot who we were and died, but we shall also revive from our ignorance and take back what was once ours, and ALL THINGS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
These are the GREATER THINGS Jesus spoke of. This is why Jesus said, “I can do nothing but the Father does all…” Because Jesus understood, as I understand, this IDENTITY we have right now is not WHO WE ARE, it is simply the vehicle in which God (who we are ONE with) chooses to exist in.
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.
When you see yourself in the mirror, just who is that looking at you through your eyes?
The answer to this, is your salvation!
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You may be surprised to hear that the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is actually an allegory of the temptations we face each and every day…
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You may be surprised to hear that the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is actually an allegory of the temptations we face each and every day… That is NOT to say that there was not a literal man named Jesus, who was literally tempted in the wilderness. The point to this essay people is this… IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER OR NOT THE STORY IS LITERAL. What matters is what the story means spiritually for us.
A reader shared a great line with me the other day, they said, we need to be mindful of the MYSTERY not get hung up in the HISTORY. YES! So much truth in those words. The Mystery of the Kingdom of God is what we are after, NOT THE HISTORY of what happened.
For example, it doesn’t matter if there was a literal boy who cried wolf or not. What matters is the SPIRIT of the story. I know I use that example a lot but it really does help to make this point. We don’t profit from proving that there was a boy and wolf in the past. We profit when we understand that we shouldn’t lie or embellish because there might be terrible consequences. This, this my friends is what my essays are all about. Sharing the SPIRIT of the story, not simply repeating the history of it.
It is only when we understand the spirit of the story that we find our way. The LETTER (literal understanding) kills, it is only the SPIRIT that gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
We need to learn the difference between things we can take literally and things we must discern spiritually. And that can be tricky sometimes. However, if we allow the spirit of truth and love to lead us it is easier than you may think. It is true that the scriptures can have both literal and spiritual interpretations.
Example: “Thou shalt not kill” – Of course this is meant to be understood literally, but it also has a spiritual meaning. For you can Kill the Spirit of someone or something just as you can take the life of another.
When David fought Goliath, if you see the story spiritually, you see a Picture of Christ destroying the Carnal man. The symbolism of this story is beautiful, a smooth stone hitting and killing Goliath with one blow to the head (which is symbolic of the mind and how we think), then David taking the Giant’s sword and cutting off Goliath’s head (which is the authority of the carnal man). Whenever we are presented with stories in scripture where someone is cutting off another’s head, whether it is Goliath, John the Baptist, or crushing the head of the serpent, it is always symbolic of destroying the authority and rule of what that “person or thing” represents spiritually.
Every one of these stories is indeed an allegory for our waking life. We learn from these stories literally as well as spiritually. The trick is finding when we should take something at its word and when to look deeper, or both.
Now you may have been told that Jesus, the man, was perfect and did not sin. That Jesus, the man, never doubted and never struggled the way we struggle. Well, if we take the scriptures at their word, we find, LITERALLY, that it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
God does not play favorites, what one must endure all endure.
For there is no respect of persons with God.
Mental note: If God is no respecter of persons, we should be as well.
Now, if you really want to take the scriptures at their literal word, JESUS SINNED, just as we sinned… In fact, Jesus BECAME sin for us. Now let us think about how this “Jesus” became sin for us.
AN IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER: The idea of a literal Jesus that is separate and unique from us is indeed SIN (a foolish thought) for us… Something to chew on for later.
Let me explain the ways “Jesus” has become sin for us.
We have been taught that Jesus had a different birth than us, that he had a different relationship with God than us, that Jesus did what we could not do, that Jesus TOOK upon himself the SINS of the world to save us, if only we put our faith in him. But this is simply what religion has sold us, and IT ISN’T TRUE.
The scriptures command that we should not make any image as to what God looks like, talks like, seems like. The scriptures are clear, we are NOT to compare God to a “corruptible physical man”, that we should not Compare God (The creator) with the created, because God is beyond the created thing. We are commanded not to make any image of God, whether birds of the air, fish of the sea, anything in the sky, the earth, or the deep… YET, every religion has its idols… Jesus, the six-foot tall, handsome, bearded, blue-eyed, hollywood man is perhaps the best marketed name on planet earth. But the scriptures if we take them at their literal word tell us this is A HUGE MISTAKE.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth
Yet, you don’t have to go far to see images of God as a man. Just google the word God on an image search and you will see a man named Jesus everywhere, or an old muscle-bound guy who looks like an angry Santa Claus. YET, the ONLY GOD there is, IS WITHIN US… not outside of.
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’[a] For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
We have been sold a lie. We have been told that in a single man from two thousand years ago our salvation is found. As opposed to understanding that “that man” is a symbol of all of us. For we and he (jesus) are the same. This is when our love is perfected, when we realize this.
1 John 4:17
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world.
It has never been about believing THAT HE IS OUR SAVIOR, or that what he did somehow wipes away all of our sin (foolish thoughts) as many say. There are countless Christians that have believed this who continue on in misery and continue to do horrible things. We don’t find salvation by simply believing that what is recounted in scripture is all literally true, we find salvation by FOLLOWING THE PATH, THE WAY, and FINDING THE LIGHT AND TRUTH that is within us all.
It is about understanding that His way is the only way, his path is our path, a path we must take. We must die to our ego and rise again. We too must Go to our Father, for God is greater than who we think we are. We too must say, Not my Will, But thine be done. We too must lay down our egotistical lives to have the true life within us all to rise again!
Many say Jesus the Man is God. Yet scriptures teach us… God is NOT A MAN, nor the SON OF MAN!
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Man is an image that God created. And Jesus is an image that man has created in man’s image and called God. That is a big mistake. Because it puts salvation in the hands of someone or something else, as opposed to putting salvation where it needs to be… and that is within us all. The power of life and death is within us all, it is in our thoughts and tongues. Salvation is in the hands of the spirit of Life, truth and love, salvation is God’s and God’s alone.
Now God created Man in His Image, which means, he made mankind the way he thinks he is. In other words, God had an idea of what God could be or is and decided to make man that way…. Now ironically we have done a similar thing. Consider our ego.
Our EGO is an idea or image of who we think we are. However our EGO it is not WHO we are. Our EGO is merely the image we created for ourselves. That alone is a great revelation that I will try to share a bit later, but sadly, I don’t believe many are ready to receive the full extent of it.
So let’s start by unwrapping how Jesus is actually us. What happened to him happened to us, how he came into this world, we came into this world, what he did we do or will do…
Jesus is said to have taken upon himself the “sins of the world”.
This is exactly what WE all have done as well. Didn’t we ALSO take upon ourselves the sins (cares) of the world when we were born. Didn’t we also trade in joy and peace and unity for the nonsense we began to believe was life on planet earth. Isn’t this why we now cry and seek salvation and redemption? Of course it is the same story. Jesus’ story is our story, and our story is His.
I put to you, as I have done many times before, that JESUS THE MAN, whether historically literally true or not, is A SYMBOL for all of us… about all of us. Just as Buddha, Krishna, and any other avatar that has been written about is.
We ALL have SINNED (Thought foolishly) and come short of the Glory of God. Which is the revelation of the mystery that IS God… We all sinned by believing our salvation laid in the hands of another and not the spirit of truth and love, which is God, that is the center of us all.
Did not God say that he is our Savior! That no one else is our salvation, but God alone?
Read this next passage in Isaiah very carefully. Because it is the Truth of who is within us all and who is the ONLY Savior there is.
They will make supplication to you, saying, ‘Surely GOD IS IN YOU,
And there is NO OTHER; There is NO OTHER GOD. (BUT THE GOD THAT IS IN YOU)”
15 Truly You ARE GOD, who hide Yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior!
The Only God and Savior there is, IS IN YOU. This God is a God who HIDES IN YOU!
That’s right, there is no one that has walked this earth who had it all figured out. So many have painted this picture of Jesus as someone who knew everything, as God knows everything… AND YET…
But of that day and that hour knoweth NO MAN, no, not the angels which are in heaven, NEITHER THE SON, but the Father.
It’s time we let go of this idea that a man named Jesus was so much greater than we are. That what he did we can not do, when in fact the majority of scripture teaches quite the opposite. We are in fact told very clearly in scripture that if we do not do as Jesus did, believe as he believed, live as he lived, and see as he saw, that we are none of his.
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
So let’s put this idea that Jesus was some sort of superman to rest. Let’s start with the fact that he was TEMPTED!!!!
AND LADIES AD GENTLEMEN, to be tempted means YOU ARE DRAWN AWAY BY YOUR OWN LUSTS!
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
That’s right even Jesus was “drawn away by his own lust”. Just as we are drawn away by our lusts.
And what are these lusts? You ask.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
So the long and short of it is, Jesus being tempted by the devil is just another story to help us understand our story.
Our temptations are his and his temptations are ours. Because, IF TRUTH BE TOLD, Jesus is just the name we have chosen to identify the SPIRIT OF GOD’S SON (child) that is WITHIN US ALL.
We have been duped to believe that Jesus alone is God’s son… yet Adam was declared to be God’s son, David was declared to be God’s Son, All of Israel was declared to be God’s son, and we should know by now we are all Israel. We are all God’s son (heir/child/offspring).
Just as ADAM is A SYMBOL of all of mankind in his first nature (ignorance), JESUS (the 2nd Adam/Man) is a SYMBOL of all of mankind rising to his perfected state.
So when we are persecuted, Jesus is persecuted, just as when Jesus was crucified we were crucified.
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.
Let’s discuss this above scripture (Gal 2:20). Please re-read GAL 2:20 again if you skimmed over it and then let me explain how I understand it.
“Christ” is our TRUE NATURE, Christ is our “LIFE force” if you will.
When Christ, who IS OUR LIFE, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
We (who we think we are=how we identify ourselves from others)are crucified with our TRUE NATURE (Christ).
Now that doesn’t mean our sense of being (or ego) no longer exists, we still live our life as the person we believe ourselves to be… HOWEVER we understand that although we seem to exist, in fact it is CHRIST (the power and wisdom of God) which is really living within that idea of who we think we are.
So once we come to the understanding that who we REALLY are is so much more than who we THOUGHT WE WERE we begin living with the faith that we are indeed GOD’S SON (child).
And if God’s child, then we TOO are GOD’S SON… AND IF THAT BE TRUE….
We are the SON who loved “the idea of who we thought we were” so much, that who “we really are and were (God’s son)” gave himself for us.
Okay, I don’t know if I can even really put in words what I am trying to state here.
Let me try it this way. When you were born who you were isn’t who you began to believe yourself to be. You were given a name which you began to identify as you, you had experiences growing up which molded you into becoming the person you began to think you were. But what really happened within, is who you REALLY were and ARE, began to love the idea of who you began to think yourself to be so much that YOU allowed your true nature to be put to death for the one you began to think yourself to be… BUT ARE NOT… Deep right?
In other words, “Christ (your true nature) DIED so that YOU (who you think you are) could LIVE” – get it?
Let’s put it another way.
Elohim (plural/many-as we are many) said, “let US make man in OUR image”, and “THEY” made mankind in the IMAGE of who THEY thought they were. Remember an IMAGE is only a representation of its creator. It may look like the creator, sound like the creator, feel like the creator, but the image is not the creator, IT CAN NEVER BE.
In other words, Your EGO (who you think you are) may look like, feel like and sound like YOU… but it can’t be, because your ego isn’t you. It is merely a representation of who you REALLY ARE in this world. YOUR EGO is nothing compared to who you are. You are so much greater than the image of who you are.
Okay, I know what I am sharing may seem far-fetched. But think about this… Isn’t our ego an image of who we believe ourselves to be? And can’t we, LIKE GOD, repent of the person we then became by destroying that image/person and starting again?
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Don’t we all at one point or another in our lives say, “I don’t like the person I have become”, “I don’t like the way I think”, “the way I live”, “I don’t want to be the person I am anymore”, “I want to recreate myself?”
And then don’t we then set out to change who we were to become a new and better person? Don’t we set out to destroy the person we made on the earth with every negative thought and bad habit that went along with it?
Of course we do.
So when I stated earlier that Jesus is simply a representation of who we REALLY are, I wasn’t expressing myself metaphorically, I was being literal about the metaphor of Jesus… who is really US.
Now I have written about this for years, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I say the Temptation of Jesus by the devil in the wilderness is really our temptation to begin with.
We need to first understand that the WILDERNESS that we are tempted in is OUR WAKING LIFE. It is the life we are living right now WITHOUT the full understanding of who we are and what we are capable of.
The wilderness is our waking life which feels more like a journey that goes on and on until we find the promise land.
Think about that for a moment. Isn’t everyone here waiting to die to go to heaven? As if on some journey where the end result is the promiseland?
The irony is WE ARE THE PROMISE LAND. The light and life of God is WITHIN, IT IS ALREADY WHO WE TRULY ARE. And while we are searching high and low for peace outside of us, PEACE has always been within and never far. While we are trying to FIND OURSELVES we have ALWAYS BEEN OURSELVES but refused to believe that.
This world has become OUR WILDERNESS in which we are tempted, because of our EGO (who we think we are).
This world should feel like paradise because we are paradise. I believe it WILL feel this way once AGAIN. the instant we embrace who we really are and let go of WHO WE THINK WE ARE. Our EGO has turned this paradise into a wilderness where we are suffering, struggling to make ends meet, and worse. This is written right there in the book of Isaiah.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 THAT MADE THE WORLD AS A WILDERNESS.
AND SO, NOW to correct all of this, we have become the VOICE CRYING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS…
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
The reason we are shouting, “prepare the way of the Lord and to make straight a path for our God” is because we want to live right, we want to know the truth, WE WANT TO BE FREE! So we are actively preparing and taking steps for this great day. The day when the truth of who we are is finally revealed.
So when I state that Jesus’ temptation is our temptation, and our temptation is Jesus’ temptation, I am being quite literal. For Jesus is the name we have given to the salvation of self-realization. Jesus is just the name we used to eventually lead us to the savior that is within us all… SO THAT WHEN WE BELIEVE ON HIM (WHO WE REALLY ARE) WE WILL BE SAVED!
Our journey has never been about putting our faith in another, especially putting our faith in someone from thousands of years ago who supposedly did all the work for us. Our journey is to find that…
1 John 4:17
… as HE is, so are WE in this world.
Your salvation from your fear, worry, doubt, and suffering is not found in believing that some man from thousands of years ago died for you. It is realizing the truth of who you are died so who you think you are can live. And that is why you MUST follow the example laid out before you and LAY down the person you think you are to allow the truth of who you really are to live.
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.
To DENY something is to state “It doesn’t exist”. It doesn’t say “deprive” yourself, it states you need to “DENY YOURSELF, TAKE UP THE CROSS AND FOLLOW THE PATH”. To DENY who you think you are, take up your cross from death to life and follow the example laid out before you.
When Jesus was asked, what is the way to the father… He said very clearly. I AM THE WAY.
Now that does not mean you have to believe on him and that it’s all good because he did it already. It means HE IS THE WAY, what “HE” did “YOU” must do, what “HE” found out “YOU” must find out… And you have to BELIEVE this if you will ever have a chance of finding salvation in this world.
And what was one of the first things Jesus found out first before his true ministry began?
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
We too, must understand that WE ARE GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON IN WHOM GOD IS WELL PLEASED! And immediately after we do this, just as the story of Jesus details, we too will be tempted in the wilderness of our lives.
But it is essential that you understand the symbolism of this temptation and not feel compelled to simply accept the Hollywood version as historical fact. There was no literal snake whispering in Jesus’ ear. This is allegory people and my essays have always been about trying to uncover what that means.
There is so much more for us all to learn from these stories when we don’t rely on private interpretation, or should I say “literal interpretation”. We need to rely on spiritual inspiration.
I tell you the truth when I say the spiritual meaning of these stories is life-giving and wonderful. While trying to make these allegories literally true becomes a stumbling block for all.
In addition once you understand this, you will also see that like scripture, our lives are an allegory as well. Whatever we face has a much deeper spiritual meaning for us to learn. This is why the scriptures teach us that God is known by the physical things around us.
But let me get back to the original point of this essay. The Temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.
Because I have an interesting thing to put before you. In the story of the Temptation Jesus is whisked away by the Devil and basically promised that Jesus could have it all, if he would simply bow down and worship him.
Isn’t it ironic that the Christian Church also teaches that if you worship Jesus, your problems will go away and you can be blessed beyond measure?
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Now I am not saying Jesus is the devil here, I want to be clear. I am saying Man’s EGO is the Devil, and Man’s EGO is tricking you into worshipping someone else to have it all. Now I know there are many that even read this blog that “worship” Jesus… But when tempted in the wilderness, pay attention to the words Jesus used.
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[d] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’
Jesus did not say, it is written YOU SHALL WORSHIP ME (JESUS) AND JESUS ALONE SHALL YOU SERVE… NO! Jesus said very clearly that YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD, YOUR GOD (the devils/egos God), and GOD ALONE SHALL YOU SERVE.
This means people, and PAY ATTENTION… YOUR EGO MUST SERVE GOD! Your TRUE NATURE is in control of YOUR EGO!
WHO YOU ARE TRUMPS WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE!
You are not a helpless victim. You do not need anyone or anything to help you find the peace and freedom you crave. All you need to do is BELIEVE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The temptation is to turn stones (religious laws) into Bread (life-giving food). The Temptation is to bow down and serve your ego and you can have it all, but your EGO/Devil is your prison in which you have the power to not only escape but put under your true control. The temptation is to believe you are helpless and that only if you bow down and serve another that you will find freedom and peace. The temptation is you can live the way you want without consequences. The temptation is to accept yourself as you are and call yourself perfect when you know deep down living out of your ego is far from perfection. The temptation is to believe everything the media feeds you, to believe if you only have this or that you will finally be happy. The temptation is designed to keep you focused on everything that is outside of you, when everything there is has always been within.
YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR EGO. You are more than you could ever believe. When Jesus said, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” – He was stating a fact that is true for us all.
For God is everything, and Everything is God. You and every single person share something unique and wonderful in common. YOU ARE ALL THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING, AS AM I. The day begins and ends with each of us. We ARE the center of everything, we are IN THE FATHER AND THE FATHER IS IN US…
A good way to describe that is to look at the world outside of you. You are in this world, but also the world is IN YOU… Because the only way the world and everything in it is known, is by how it is processed within. Everything you see, is actually formed within, everything you hear, EVERYTHING OUTSIDE OF YOU is scientifically proven to be INSIDE OF YOU. And with out YOU nothing would ever exist.
I don’t know how many people are truly ready to see past the temptation of putting your faith outside of yourself. But I do know once you put your faith within and accept that you are so much more than who you think you, then you will know salvation and God in all God’s glory.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
FIND THE TRUTH PEOPLE!
Thank you again for spending some time on my ladder! 🙂
For my novel, The Calling
Finding The Truth
I did this video awhile ago, but there is a lot to it. From the double minded nature in man, the allegory of scripture, to why we cannot find the truth of God “among our kinsfolk” (people outside of us). I hope that you enjoy this short video and I look forward to your thoughts. The one who stops looking finds, The one who stops working finally rests.
BIRTH OF CHRIST
THE TRUE BIRTH OF CHRIST
We have all heard the story of the “virgin birth”. We have heard, there was no place left to give birth to this Son of God and Man at the local “INN”. We learned that this child of God and Man would come into this world IN THE MIDST OF ANIMALS… domesticated animals I must point out… for there is a treasure hidden in every aspect of this story and nothing is as it appears to be. The revelation of this story is a life changer and I am excited to share this essay I wrote years ago with all of you.
The story begins when we are old enough to comprehend it. This story becomes a tradition, much like that of telling your children tales of Santa Claus or the Easter bunny. The story is reinforced as it is passed down from generation to generation and soon it begins to take on a life of its own. So much so that the LORE OF THE STORY becomes more important than the meaning of the story. And this my friends is part of our fall from truth.
Ironically, this “tradition” of telling, retelling, and acting out the story of the virgin birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus we are told quite literally to ignore. And this we all will do, IF GOD PERMITS 🙂
6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit
So let us begin at the beginning of Jesus’ story, to see how it becomes our story. This child born in a cave among animals, barn animals, stubborn donkeys, dumb sheep, horses, and more. We were told a feeding trough would be his crib, that wise men would visit him and shower him with wonderful gifts. Every year we would see this “nativity” scene displayed on lawns, mantles, and acted out at our local churches, or aired on TV, or the latest movie depicting such.
Yes, the story of the “VIRGIN BIRTH” in all it’s glory has taken on a life of it’s own indeed. This story has been force-fed to us from childhood and then reinforced with the religious fear that if we doubted such a tale, God would not be pleased.
Well I must tell you my friends, there is more to this story.
If you know anything about Jacob’s Ladder, you know not everything in scripture is exactly as it seems to be.
The “book” as it is, has been SEALED UP…
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
Jesus himself said to his disciples, “unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God and unto those without understanding and wisdom ALL THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLE. The apostle Paul, spoke of the ALLEGORY of scripture and many more.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
The books of Psalms and Proverbs boldly declare that God only opens his mouth in parable, in dark sayings. We are told no scripture is of private interpretation, that the meaning cannot be forced to the surface by natural means it MUST BE REVEALED!
The scriptures are LOCKED UP TIGHT, we are told… But I tell you, they are also filled to the brim with the keys to understanding the SPIRIT of these story beneath it all. We need these keys to open the doors of our understanding. We need these keys to find the truth and part of this truth you will find right here, right now.
However, for those without these keys, for those without the inspiration, the spirit of the story, the wisdom of it all, these stories are locked up as vain traditions of ignorant men and women.
Without the keys, when looking for the truth it will be as if you are looking at a what you believe is a glass covered in filth. You have an idea of what might be on the other side of this glass, but it isn’t until the filth is wiped away that you can see the glory of what is hidden behind what the past had covered up.
Yet, in the moment that you are inspired to say, “I am going to look deeper”, “I know there must be more”, that you begin to see all that filth blocking your view fall away. In that moment you realize there was nothing on the other side, the muck and dust of the past only obscured your view to a mirror that reveals the story has always been about you.
So, today, I am going to help you wipe that filth away as we look at the CONCEPTION of Jesus and what that spiritually means for us all.
I will tell you truthfully, IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT A SINGLE MAN NAMED JESUS!
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Just as we conceive physical CHILDREN, we also conceive SPIRITUAL children within, I call these “spiritual children” thoughts… Let me give you one an example of how we create them, we hear someone say something. This spoken WORD/thought gets planted within us, WITHIN our mind. If we pay a lot of attention to what we heard, this seed/thought that was planted inside of us takes root and soon grows. Whether what was planted within us is true or not does not matter. What matters is whether we believe it is true. Perception is our reality.
Whatever thought is planted within us, once believed, now becomes our spiritual reality. We begin to believe that we are exactly what we have begun to believe. Let me give you and example.
If a bad parent showers us with hateful words, telling us we are good for nothing then we grow into insecure people IF we believe this is true. Until those “spiritual children/beliefs” are cast out of us we are doomed to live a life where we believe we are good for nothing. If we are told we are stupid and we begin to believe this, we will find that we cannot ace every test or even keep up with those around us mentally. This is NOT because we are stupid or ignorant, it is because we have believed that is what we are. A person can only be what they believe.
Proverbs chapter 23 verse 7, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Reversely if we are showered with hope and security we will most likely grow into secure and hopeful people.
You see we are all more than our flesh and bone body. Who we truly are is who we believe and call ourselves to be. Our thoughts are our identity, unfortunately in many cases we have a mistaken identity called our Ego that we follow ignorantly. This happens easily. Let me give you a simple example of how someone can be one thing and be convinced that he or she is someone else.
Once a baby is born, it is force-fed its perceived reality. It is given a name, it is told what is right and what is wrong, and more. Now if that child was raised on an island and told each day that he was an alien from another planet, even though this isn’t true, this child would know no better and would grow up believing he was indeed an alien. Perception becomes that child’s reality and it isn’t UNTIL the truth is revealed about who that child really is, that the false identity comes tumbling down.
This is, as you will see, allegorically what the story of the Virgin Birth is really all about. Birthing the TRUTH of your divine unity with God through Christ.
Because the words of others have such power, so much so that we can easily be manipulated to follow false teachers, kill in the name of false gods, even kill ourselves because we believed the lies of others, we MUST be careful what we believe as true.
This is why we must always temper what we are told about God by others with study and turning to God for the answers. “Let God be true and consider every man a liar”.
Many have killed and continue to kill in the name of man’s god, and this is because they have allowed lies to be their fathers and mothers within. But if we take every thought and word spoken captive and challenge it with God’s truth and law of Love, then it will not be so easy for us to become “children of the devil (father of lies)” ourselves.
In addition we must learn that it isn’t always going to be easy sharing the truth with those who are set in their ways. We must not get upset when we share the gospel (good news) with people and they don’t receive it. They most likely can’t receive it because of years of brainwashing. Scripture is clear, people cannot come to the “SON” unless the Father draws them. The good news is, eventually God draws all. In the meantime everyone is playing their part.
I digress, I hope you can see how we also give birth to “children/beliefs” within.
Jesus pointed out, these children (thoughts/beliefs) can be of the DEVIL (LIES/CARNALITY) or GOD (TRUTH)… I point this out, because the ONLY birth we should concern ourselves with is the BIRTH that takes place inside of us. We become PREGNANT with the POSSIBILITY of what is to come. We become PREGNANT with the WORD OF GOD.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
As I stated earlier, we are our Thoughts. So, when it comes to the Kingdom of God WHICH IS WITHIN it shouldn’t matter how we were physically born, what matters is how we are spiritually born. And Christ is BIRTHED within US.
So, if you can hear it, MARY and JOSEPH’S story, however literal it may or may not be, is not what matters. It is the SPIRIT of the story that matters, and is what we must find. The PEARL OF WISDOM tucked away inside the SHELL OF THE STORY is what we must concern ourselves with.
When you dream at night every character IN YOUR DREAM IS YOU. When you dream, what you dream is your REALITY (even though it is imagined) However, it seems real at the moment. In those dreams you may see friends, experience the sting of an enemy, etc.. but when you wake up, you realize every single “character” in that dream was YOUR CREATION. Everything, and everyone, in your DREAM was YOU. Each participant in the DREAM was YOU, a representation of you, a part of you. Some say dreams are your subconscious’ way to work things out, other’s say (Myself included) it is God’s way to open your understanding to greater things.
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Our life too, is as a dream. For we are living in the valley of the shadow of death, if we be ignorant of the Truth, we miss the REALITY of who WE ARE and WHO GOD is. But when the TRUTH, when GOD’S SPIRIT wakes/resurrects inside of us, we want to cast off that Old Man so the New Man (Christ) can rule.
So, I ask that you suspend your LITERAL understanding of scripture for this paper, and look at this article in the same way you would look at a dream. Types and Shadows, Symbols, etc… Look at each character in the Scriptures as a representation of something spiritual. Not just literal people from thousands of years ago, but stories that we all learn from, as each of these individuals, animals, situations, etc. are representations of what is going on WITHIN us.
Remember, the HOPE OF GLORY is not OUTSIDE it is INSIDE (within). It is CHRIST within that we are seeking, that we are BIRTHING, that we are to REVEAL to the world.
And how do we WAKE from this nightmare of mortality/suffering/death… God sends an ANGEL.
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
So I am going to take one account of the CONCEPTION OF JESUS from LUKE and open it up, line by line, by showing you that every single character, location, etc is actually a representation of what is happening, happened, or about to happen, WITHIN YOU!
LUKE 1 26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
I’m going to start by saying, this isn’t exactly what it seems. You read this one line and get an image in your head of some winged creature appearing in some radiant light to a poor maiden… BUT that is NOT the way things are done. You want to know how God reveals himself to you? Go to scripture. (Look at this line of text)
JOHN 14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt MANIFEST thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him…. 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Here we see how CHRIST is MANIFESTED to the world. This isn’t some outward grand event, Christ is resurrected WITHIN US. The Father and Son make their abode IN US… Now this next part is important, the HOLY GHOST comes to us…sound familiar? You’ll see this is the same thing that happens to MARY. This is not a physical work, it is a SPIRITUAL one. It takes place WITHIN. (Make our ABODE IN YOU)
But let’s look at that verse of LUKE in-depth.
LUKE 1 26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
So what is this ANGEL? If it is not some great winged being? … Well let’s look at what the word ANGEL literally means, and it literally means MESSENGER. In the Young’s literal translation you will never read the word Angel, it is always translated as “Message, Messenger, Man”. A Messenger is someone who brings a message, and a message is something that is birthed within. In addition we are all messengers, some of truth, some of lies, some of the mail!
Truly, anyone who delivers the GOSPEL, the WORD, the GOOD NEWS is a MESSENGER of God. Now the name GABRIEL translated from the GREEK simply means (MAN OF GOD). So we see here that a MAN OF GOD, who is God’s Messenger is sent, much like many of us are sent to those without the truth. “to plant seed”. “to water” etc… It is the same way it has always been, Blessed are the FEET of those that bring the GOSPEL.
We see also a clue as to where the MESSAGE is sent in the meaning of the city and places name, Galilee which means “Circuit” and in Galilee there is a place named NAZARETH which means “the guarded one, separated one”.
First of all, a CIRCUIT is an unbroken cycle… This unbroken CYCLE we can call IGNORANCE. Mankind is walking around in the WILDERNESS of their imagination, doing the same thing again and again and again. Same mistakes, same troubles, THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN… yet in this CYCLE OF DEATH, there is NAZARETH which means (Guarded one/separated one) — That means, there is a way out! There is a HOPE OF GLORY.
Okay so we got that out-of-the-way, notice the timing here. When does the MESSENGER OF GOD come to MARY, it is in the SIXTH MONTH, the number 6 is very important. It is the day in which GOD MAKES MAN. All symbols people. That means, there are DAYS AND MONTHS AND YEARS before the CHRIST is birthed WITHIN US.
When it was time for God to raise Christ from the DEATH of our CARNAL IGNORANCE, a messenger, man or woman of God, or a thought of truth came to us. We were about to CONCIEVE a GREATER TRUTH of UNDERSTANDING. WISDOM is a TREE OF LIFE you know. And we were about to lay hold of it.
27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
Now I’m not even going to deal with the fact that this has NOTHING to do with being a LITERAL VIRGIN, as a VIRGIN, is simply a word translated into “A marriageable maiden” – One who is PREPARED and READY FOR MARRIAGE — “To leave FATHER AND MOTHER”
This “Virgin” is (US). We have no problem understanding this when we look at the PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS, but this DOCTRINE of MARY’S LITERAL VIRGINITY is a belief that few dare to oppose. The Truth of the matter is, I could care less if Mary was a Virgin or Not, I CARE ONLY about what this MEANS TO ME, FOR ME, FOR CHRIST IN ME.
So this VIRGIN was espoused (Promised in MARRIAGE) to Joseph which, as God would have it, translates into “God has ADDED”. A picture of how we all are meant to become ONE with what GOD HAS ADDED to US, (Christ).
But look at this “virgins” NAME (which by the way, “name” translates into “NATURE”) — The Virgin’s Name WAS (past tense) MARY which translates from the GREEK into REBELLION. Man’s nature is REBELLION. Isn’t that something. Our REBELLIOUS HEART, is where the MESSAGE of TRUTH comes to DECLARE, that out of that REBELLION, will come SALVATION?
This is a picture of you and I, we were still yet in the THROWS of IGNORANCE, our very NATURE WAS REBELLION… But we were PROMISED to BECOME ONE (marry) with the (Joseph) ONE GOD HAS ADDED (Christ).
28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
This MESSAGE of Truth (Came in unto her) – The “her” in this story, is our SOULISH NATURE. The word CAME IN translates better into ARISES WITHIN.
This is the moment when we first come to the understanding of the TRUTH. That God is our FATHER and that IN US will be birthed HIS CHILD. Notice it must be BIRTHED out of our SOUL (sense of being).
The message being portrayed here, is WE GIVE BIRTH to the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD… WITHIN.
29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
This MESSAGE is troubling to us as it was to MARY. “What do you mean, I am going to give birth to SALVATION?” … Many refuse to see this. They say, “we aren’t worthy of such a thing”. You see, we have become so blinded by the LUSTS OF THE WORLD, we have become so attached to the TEMPORAL WORLD, that the TRUTH of WHO WE ARE in CHRIST seems to much. The word TROUBLED translates into AGITATED GREATLY, which is exactly how CHRIST is birthed in us. “Through much TRIBULATION we enter the KINGDOM.”
Even some reading this now, will be so TROUBLED by hearing these words, they won’t believe. They will say, there is only ONE MARY, only ONE JESUS, and that it happened thousands of years ago. AS opposed to seeing that WE ARE MARY, that WE GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST.… This is OUR STORY as well. MARY is a symbol of our REBELLIOUS soul, and it is hard for us to wrap our MIND (thinking) around the idea that THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD is to be BIRTHED within us.
But take a moment and ponder these words. “The mystery that has been HIDDEN for the AGES… CHRIST IN YOU the HOPE OF GLORY.” – This is GOD’S PLAN, to create MAN in HIS IMAGE (CHRIST) on the SIXTH DAY.
So this is also an allegorical telling of how CHRIST is BIRTHED in us. So even if you’re all flustered by these words, settle down… God makes EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL in its time.
You, like Mary, may even wonder what manner of MESSAGE this is. But I will say, what any good MESSENGER WOULD SAY.
30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Don’t be scared. God only has ONE CHILD, and that is HUMANITY, either DEAD in the REBELLION of ADAM or ALIVE AGAIN in CHRIST.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
We have been given GRACE, FAVOR, as MARY in the story. We are ALL in process and this is the process that God has chosen for us. And WITHIN us shall SALVATION COME (arise). And we shall call his NAME (NATURE) Jesus… which translates into “GOD IS SALVATION” – So our SALVATION comes from WITHIN US, not outside us.
No need to ask Jesus to enter your heart, for CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE, and your LIFE IS HID in CHRIST. And when the moment comes, that you UNDERSTAND THIS… It is a troubling time, but also an exciting time. Because you, whether you know it or not you then realize soon you will be giving Birth to GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN.
32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
And once this happens, You no longer are in control of your life. For your LIFE Has been HID IN CHRIST, but now it is clear… The Throne of God is WITHIN the TEMPLE, we are the TEMPLE . So CHRIST is given the WHEEL. Notice, it says here CHRIST will REIGN (rule) over the HOUSE (MINDS) of JACOB (natural thinking man) for ages, and his KINGDOM (reign/rule) shall have no end.
Now that doesn’t mean it is a literal KINGDOM that goes on and on and on. It means, that ONCE CHRIST is BIRTHED within YOU, CHRIST RULES every part of you. There is no end to CHRIST’S RULE.
34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
This line is where we get all that “literal Virgin” stuff from. But let’s look at what is really being said here. And let’s look at it in context of someone who knows NOTHING ABOUT GOD…
One day someone comes to them (someone who knows nothing about God) and tells them that they are God’s child and that one day, the TRUTH of who they are WILL BE REVEALED within them… They would be like “Say what Willis?” They couldn’t comprehend the gravity of those words.
They would say, “How is that possible? How can you say I am God’s child, when I don’t even KNOW GOD?” – You see the things of God are foolishness to the natural man. So our REBELLIOUS SOUL (Mary) will not be able to receive this truth, by the MESSENGERS WORD alone… It would be foolish to them to even consider that THEY ARE THE CHILD OF GOD, when they don’t even KNOW the first things about GOD to begin with… This is really what is going on here “Church”. Every line of scripture, is about the BIRTHING and RESURRECTING of CHRIST WITHIN.
So, how does this happen? How do we, in our IGNORANT STATE come to the knowledge and stature of the PERFECT MAN?
35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
The MESSENGER says what I would say, A HIGHER TRUTH shall come to you, a HIGHER TRUTH, the SPIRIT OF TRUTH shall be revealed to you and it shall OVERSHADOW you…
To OVERSHADOW something means, it is GREATER than the thing is it overshadowing. Once the TRUTH OF GOD is revealed IN US, it dwarfs anything that we believed before it. The TRUTH casts out the LIE. This is pictured when CHRIST is casting out DEVILS, or overturning the table in the outer court, he CASTS out ALL THE LIES and NATURAL beliefs we once had. And when that happens, that which is REVEALED in US as US, is called the SON (CHILD of God)
37For with God nothing shall be impossible.
So it doesn’t even matter if you/Mary (The REBELLIOUS/BITTER carnal soul) of mankind have a problem receiving this truth, you see it doesn’t matter. “With Man nothing is possible” Mary didn’t BELIEVE it was possible, as many reading this won’t believe that this ALLEGORY is about US. But with GOD nothing is impossible. HIS WORD does not RETURN VOID.
38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
This is a glorious moment for us all. It is the moment we say, YOUR WILL BE DONE, NOT MINE! It is the moment, we say, OKAY, CHRIST IN ME, I believe. We are ready to birth this CHILD WITHIN. But what most forget is that PREGNANCY is a process.
It takes a TRIMESTER (3 DAYS) about FORTY WEEKS… Sound familiar?
Israel in the dessert 40 YEARS until they entered the promised land (Christ). David didn’t rule ISRAEL until he was 40. Jesus was TEMPTED for 40 DAYS and nights. Birth is a process, and it would be the same for MARY… as it was, and is, FOR US. It doesn’t happen in one altar call, sorry “church”.
But the CHILD (the TRUTH WITHIN US) will grow strong. Slowly but surely it will make the OLDER UNDERSTANDING serve the YOUNGER UNDERSTANDING. And everything in our lives change. We will find along the way, sometimes we LOSE this GREAT TRUTH… As Joseph and Mary did when they were LOOKING FOR IT AMONG THEIR KINSFOLK… You see you cannot FIND CHRIST in the WORLD you can ONLY FIND CHRIST in the TEMPLE (within YOU)… And for a while, as CHRIST was subject to MARY AND JOSEPH, OUR TRUE NATURE (christ) will be subject to our EGO NATURE… But as that TRUTH GROWS inside, we will say as John said.
“CHRIST MUST INCREASE, I MUST DECREASE”
Then we CHRIST comes to maturity IN US. We too will say, I CAN DO NOTHING OF MYSELF. We will understand we can ONLY DO WHAT GOD WILLS. For GOD is in control of ALL.
Soon everything (every thought/belief) will be put under the SON (child of God) and when that happens, we will no longer go to THE SON to know GOD for we will be THE SON and we will know the FATHER, and then we will put EVERYTHING UNDER THE FATHER. So GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL… But that my friends it another essay for another day.