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!
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!
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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
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.
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.
“THE BARREN WOMB OF SCRIPTURE”
Recently my wife and I were surprised by an amazing miracle. And I’m not talking about the kind most religious leaders brag about (which are usually hoxes to begin with). No, I’m talking about a miracle many take for granted, and others sadly (in this life) never get to experience… Pregnancy. That’s right my wife is pregnant, and we just found it is a boy, who we will name Ethan, God willing.
We were already blessed to have three children and now to expect a fourth, our cup runneth over indeed. I understand what a gift this is, because there are so many couples that cannot have children. And others who have to go through painful injections, and procedures, and pay thousands of dollars to basically have a child like everyone else. I cannot begin to understand the pain these couples must feel. What should be fun and rewarding, soon becomes a ritual, where making love has to be done at a certain time, in a certain way, and soon the joy of this great unity is replaced by the remorse of not having that “Promise Child” you dreamed and prayed for.
Well the same is true spiritually. We each have a God given purpose and dream that needs to be birthed, but most importantly it is CHRIST IN US, the hope of Glory, that must be delivered from our SOULISH WOMB.
And like the physical barren womb, so too, the spiritual womb can seem barren as well. This too brings great sorrow and pain to the woman and man who desire to have the peace they have been promised. They wonder where that peace that passes understanding is, where is the hope, where is that rest, where is that promise already? We believe life should be exciting and fun, that our lives should have meaning, that our God gives desires should be birthed into our lives, but no such life is found.
So, like those who cannot physically give birth who go to specialists in this area. Most men and women got to those they believe to be specialist in the area of Spirit. They go to religious doctors, in hopes that these “doctors” will help them to finally give birth to the life they desire. And they go many, many times, and just like those who pay fertility costs, they pay religious costs, again, and again. They give so much money at “church” to find what they know deep down is their God given right. These religious doctors, like the fertility experts, give you a list of things to do in order to give spiritual birth as well. And as much as it hurts, as much as it costs them, they still suffer from the cares of the world, they still have no hope and they still are not pregnant with the possibility of Christ.
I often write about how the natural world and everything in it, is an outward projection of the spiritual world. This is a great truth. Whatever is bound in heaven in bound in earth, whatever is loosed in heaven is loosed in earth, in other words (whatever you believe you can or cannot do because of your faith, you will or will not do because of your faith). Your physical waking life is an amazing allegory of what is going on spiritually. If you really take the time to look at what you are going through physically in the temporal world, you will find a direct link to something in your spiritual life that needs to be dealt with. This is why the scriptures called “the wicked God’s sword”, our greatest adversaries are our greatest teachers. So don’t curse them, LEARN FROM THEM. If we don’t understand that our troubles could easily be turned into birth pangs for a new life, then we will continue to suffer believing our spiritual womb is barren.
Years ago I wrote a song about infertility, sang by my friend Eddie Coronado, http://payplay.fm/eddiecoronado2 , and produced by Joseph Ninowski.
The song represents the pain one couple felt after years or trying to have a baby, praying for a baby and still having none. This is a pain not all of us have felt physically, but one I am sure we can relate to spiritually and emotionally. Truly, the song, as in life, is an allegory for us all to learn from. We wonder, “what is wrong with us?” Why can’t we “be where we believe we should be”, “why we are suffering, and waiting, and why it is so hard to simply do, and be, what God created us to be?”
Like waiting and waiting for the line to turn blue or pink on that little stick, the wait, the anticipation, the hope that today, this day, all our dreams will begin to come true… But, then after five minutes or so, the world’s reality sets in, “Not Pregnant” AGAIN!
Today’s paper is going to take this heart wrenching experience and bring it into the spiritual realm, to show us, that many of us with barren wombs crying out for the TRUE LIFE of CHRIST, may not need wait for much longer… in fact, they may not need to wait at all. That’s right, Christ isn’t coming in thr future, from some far away galaxy called heaven to destroy all his enemies (who people call unbelievers), no Christ comes (that word means, REVEALED by the way), Christ is REVEALED within us, and destroys the enemies WITHIN US, our worry, our fear, our unbelief. The hope of glory, is Christ IN you, not far away from you. So stop waiting and start believing. If we are waiting for something to arrive, that means we don’t have it, that’s our first mistake (believing we don’t have the spirit of God’s child within us). Religion has done a good job at putting that off into the future, that way it can continue to bleed you dry because it can’t deliver what you already posses. “YOUR LIFE IS HID IN CHRIST!” This is the great mystery that has been HIDDEN from the ages, CHRIST IN YOU. Christ is the LIGHT/LIFE of ALL MANKIND from the womb. Read John 1 if you don’t believe me.
So this essay will take a look at some of the many “barren” women of scripture who believed they would never conceive, and in the end brought forth the child of promise. THIS LIFE WILL BE DELIVERED OF YOU AS WELL, I PROMISE!
We will learn that these “children” the many barren women of scripture desire to have, are symbols of dreams/hopes/destinies/ and wisdom that is ONLY found in CHRIST. And to become pregnant with the TRUTH, we will also learn it is NOT up to us, it is God that does all and wills all. We will DO, that is true, but trust me when I say, we are only doing because GOD FIRST REVEALED that we must cast aside every idol (false belief) in our heart, to have the CHILD OF PROMISE RESSURECTED WITHIN!
“Our True Life = Christ”
2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
…nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me
So for your enjoyment while reading on. Enjoy, “We wait and We Wait”. It is not for sale, just for your enjoyment and while listening to this song I wrote, imagine the child the couple is waiting for, is the full REVELATION OF CHRIST within!
To write this song I drew on the emotional pains of my past. And I used the empty feeling of not seeing the dreams of my heart come true, as a way to express the anguish of not being able to bring life into this world.
First I want to express my heart felt sorrow for those who have such physical difficulty, and my heart felt thanks for those that reach out to the unwanted children of the world and make them their own through adoption and foster care. And I want us all to remember, that even if we have few literal family members, we have many family members in the faith.
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
Now, this is a mystery, that I wrote about in another essay, but I will simply say, those that do the will of God, give Birth to Christ, and are the brother and sister of Christ. 🙂
God is going to heal us all, that is not me itching your ears, this is fact. He will turn even your enemies to your supporters, when we learn the lessons of reaping what we have sown, and sowing for tomorrow only the good that we want done unto ourselves. For what we do to one, we do to ourselves. The more we hate, the more we will be hated, the more we love, the more love we will know.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
If we say we love God and hate our brother, we are liars, because even our “adversaries for our good” are as much a part of God as we are. At this moment their treatment, as dreadful as it seems, is for our benefit and learning. So, take this chastening with patience and rejoice, for the sooner we turn to God the sooner CHRIST will be birthed from our BARREN WOMB/SOUL. And once again, it is God doing the work, even through what we suffer. (This is why we cannot fail, we must realize God is IN control!)
SO LET ME…
Confirm the souls of the disciples, and exhort them to continue in the faith, that WE MUST THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Just like a natural pregnancy, spiritually we WILL suffer to give BIRTH. This is what God means when he states the WOMEN WILL NOT BE SAVED FROM CHILD BEARING… The WOMAN is our SOUL (sense of ourselves/sense of being) – Not one of us will escape the pangs of Christ childbirth. The good news is, when that SEED (TRUTH/WORD/CHRIST) is conceived in us, when things get so bad we DON’T THINK WE WILL MAKE IT, that is when WE WILL HAVE OUR PROMISE CHILD DELIVERED and we will FINALLY ENTER THAT PROMISE LAND!
The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly
Conception in a literal womb is what happens when MAN makes MAN in the IMAGE OF MAN… So, conception in the spiritual womb of our (SOUL) IS God making A “God” In His Image. — Too much? Well, chew on it then. (Eat that bread)
Look, when a dog has a baby it is a dog, when a mouse has a baby it is a mouse, when a Human has a baby it is a Human…. SO, when GOD has a baby what do you think God’s child would be, a Giraffe?
Ps 82 6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
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.
In other words, we don’t know who we really are, what we will become. But we do know when Christ appears WITHIN US, we shall be as he is, because we will understand the Truth and life and the Way as it REALLY IS! – (Now that is a great revelation for those who can see it)
That’s right, that is the PROMISE OF God, THE PROMISE CHILD we are all to give birth to… IN OUR BODY! or should I say, Christ’s Body, because our body, our mind, our name is all CHRIST’S!
Life, Birth, a Child in the womb in the natural, is all and allegorical symbol of CHRIST being birthed within!
As man and woman comes together, God’s Spirit and Man’s soul comes together. As a man gives his seed to a woman and the woman delivers a child. God’s plants his seed (christ) into Man’s soul, and what is birthed is a child of God!
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are LIFE.
These words are TRUTH. And the Truth of God has been lying dormant for many years inside the whole of mankind. KILLED AT GOLGATHA (the place of the skull) – our thinking. This is why the Holy Spirit overshadows us, so we REMEMBER who we are!
But 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.
So, today is about getting some spiritual nooky so the BARREN WOMB produces the FRUIT OF GOD’S LOINS (The spirit of TRUTH, LIFE, LIGHT, THE WAY) – CHRIST
And these stories of the BARREN WOMB are everywhere.
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
Even Samson’s Mother was barren… but as in all the other cases we see in the Bible…
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
But this could only happens when Man returns to the Lord, and begins to trust in the Lord and NOT on his own ways.
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Oh, and just to be clear the FLESH is not YOUR SKIN. The FLESH is your CARNAL/IGNORANT THINKING. Which is why it produces DEATH! Because in ADAM (dead man/mankinds ignorant mortal thinking, believing God is far from them), in ADAM, we are a bunch of meat-heads walking around trying to work our way to heaven.
Paul said, he knew that there was NO GOOD THING in his Flesh (Soulish, carnal mind).
Think about it. How can IGNORANCE ever produce TRUTH? … A spring cannot produce both fresh and salt water, can it? … I mean really, can it? I was never good at science. 🙂
The BARREN WOMAN is an allegory of the state of MANKIND’S SOUL (WHEN IGNORANT OF THE TRUTH OF WHO THEY ARE). And it is not just the BARREN WOMB, the scriptures speak of the BARREN VESSELS used for ritual washing that Jesus had to FILL with WATER (Doctrine/Word/Truth) so it could be turned to WINE (SPIRIT/LIFE)
We are the VESSELS that are BARREN, at the marriage we are the Barren Vessels that need WATER (teaching of the truth/remembering the truth). The vessels Jesus filled at the MARRIAGE (when soul and spirit become one) were bone dry (barren) And there were SIX of them. More symbolism to give the mystery away. The NUMBER of vessels was 6 (THE NUMBER OF MAN)
We have this treasure (CHRIST) hidden in our EARTHEN (SOULISH) VESSELS… So the WATER (word of God) needs to be poured into us (heard/understood) and then the SEED inside GROWS and becomes a LIVING SPIRIT (pictured in this story as WINE)… Every SEED needs water to grow. And EVERY SEED first has to DIE to grow. The same is true for us. And when we finally GROW, we PRODUCE many other seeds, that too will die from their ignorant ways, be watered/taught of God, and then REACH FOR THE SUN/SON!
Now, in this wonderful marriage wine parable the Master of the CEREMONY declares, “GOD saves the BEST FOR LAST. Meaning the 1st Man (adam) is not the best, the last Man (Christ) is! This is why the 1st shall be Last and the LAST (Christ) shall be first in our thoughts and in the Kingdom of God.
We see the word Barren used in many places, the Barren womb, the Barren Vessels, the Barren Land… The womb, the Vessels, the Land, all symbols of us… And it is time that we, that were barren will be barren no more.
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Remember, how MARY got pregnant again… The HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOWED HER.
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.
Many say this is literal but miss the whole point of what it means to have the HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOW them.
Ever try hard to be the best at something, but there was that one person that always OVERSHADOWED YOU? This is what it means SIMPLY.
To be Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. Means the TRUTH of GOD takes precedence over your life, as God did with MARY, and when this happens… The HOLY THING BIRTHED inside is called the SON OF GOD. It’s interesting to note what the name MARY means in Greek “Their Rebellion”… It is out of our REBELLION that SALVATION is birthed. And this is NOT OF OURSELVES, God does the work.
Many say this only happes to the VIRGIN MARY. But I assure “Mary” is also a symbol of our soul. And the VIRGIN, is an allegory as well. A VIRGIN is one who has not had relations (become one) with another. A VIRGIN is allegorical of humanity when it no longer commits adultery with false beliefs and vanity and prepares itself for ONLY God.
ONLY when we return to God with a PURE HEART (undefiled soul) as a VIRGIN can God germinate the holy seed Christ within. And there are multiple scriptures that prove this DOES NOT ONLY HAPPEN TO MARY.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Look’s like CHRIST is formed in US as well. And what is that HOPE OF GLORY AGAIN?
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
You see, this is the GREAT MYSTERY, the one that has been hidden from the ages now revealed to you, if you can receive it… You are Mary, Rachel, Sarah, you are the Barren vessels, the Barren Land that soon produces fruit.
There is only ONE SON of GOD… and that is HUMANITY. ADAM actually means HUMANITY. And you are either DEAD IN CARNAL ADAM (your ignorant ego) or ALIVE AND RESURRECTED IN CHRIST (your TRUE SPIRIT AND NATURE) – the express image of GOD.
But now, we cry out, WHEN LORD, WHEN? Like the song, We wait and We wait for the child to come. We wait and cry for Christ is to be BIRTHED INSIDE US ALL. And then of course DELIVERED TO THE WORLD!
But, the ONLY way for this to happen is when the TRUTH OF GOD (Holy Spirit) = “my words are truth and spirit” OVERSHADOWS your carnal nature (man’s thoughts).
Because “TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH” and death cannot produce life. Which is why we see so many PEOPLE living a life that is unfulfilled and more like death. They have believed they were who, and what they are not. It’s like we’ve all been tricked into believing we are these bankrupt, insecure, weak, greedy, arrogant, scared, prideful fools. Our carnal experiences in this world has defined us to ourselves. THIS SHOULD NOT BE. We need to wake out of this ignorant slumber and let CHRIST (The Truth of who we are in Christ) Shine (be known to us and the world)
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.
When we are OVERSHADOWED with the TRUTH. We understand, that we are GOD’S CHILD. And that GOD is pleased with us. No matter what we have done, and we have all done wrong. That does not mean we will not have to pay the price for our mistake. When you drop the cookie jar you have to clean up the mess. So too, our mistakes we will reap, so we learn never to make the same again.
And just as a woman in the literal, physical world cries and laments over not being able to bring life into this world. So we too cry and lament over our present sufferings which never seem to end. We weep because the dreams that have been placed in our heart have not been brought forth as was the case with Abraham.
God had placed a dream in his heart, he said…
Genesis 17:16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
This is what Abraham always wanted. Sort of like what all of us want, a TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. To walk in the DESTINY GOD HAS FOR US ALL. And we can, and we WILL! Whether in this world or the next. Whatever we do now, decides what is to come.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
But remember when God plants a promise in your heart, GOD BRINGS IT TO PASS. Even if you feel like giving up, even if you believe you have made a mistake. Ultimately, God is in control. SO HAVE FAITH, but not faith in yourself, Faith in God, so his promise can be BIRTHED WITHIN and then expressed without.
For Abraham, the dream to have a child, always lingered in the back of his mind, “when lord, when?” he cried as we cry. And after “waiting and waiting” and not seeing this come to pass. His WIFE comes up with a great idea. Once again, a symbol of our soulish nature, convincing us, we don’t need to wait on God, we need to ACT NOW! (That philosophy didn’t work so well with King Saul, he lost the Kingdom, did he not… Oh and God sent a TORMENTING/TESTING SPIRIT to trouble him.)
So Abraham finally listens to his carnal wife(HIS CARNAL SOUL). And He takes her slave/maidservant to make a child with, he commits adultery, symbolic of cheating on GOD with IDOLATROUS WORKS. Trying to bring about God’s promise for your life, with WORKS. Going to MAN instead of God.
But what does God do? He speaks to Abraham, he promises him, but after years of not seeing a child, Abraham does not believe it. (Like we don’t believe after years of not seeing out promise come to pass)
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”
How many of us do the exact same? God places a desire in our heart. We don’t trust God can do it so we set out to bring it to pass with our strength, with our hands and thoughts (carnal soulish ways) and we fail miserably. We do as Abraham did, we rely on our WORKS and WITS… We use the FLESH where God’s spirit gives Life.
Jacob was the King at this. God promised Jacob the kingdom, but he manipulated, twisted, and even LITERALLY put on the flesh of his OLDER BROTHER (THE CARNAL MAN) to bring his promise to pass. I, Myself can relate. The irony is Jacob prevailed when it came to God and Man, but at a great price. And boy can I relate.
There are many times, I don’t trust God, I act like those in this world, I play their games and I can play them with the best of them, and I may even win the day, but when all is said and done… I am not left with the promise of Rachel, but the ugly near sighted Leah. ( No offence Leah, but the Jacob wanted his true bride, and he was tricked into marrying someone who could see (understand) — So he had to WORK, WORK, AND WORK until he was finally set free from the shackles of LABAN (sheep shearers) – (Religious men and women and their ways)
Like Jacob I wanted the promise and went after it. But I LISTENED to my Mother (carnal soul/reason) telling me to trick the Father into giving me the blessing. Do this Jacob, do that Jacob, and you’ll get what God promised you, and believe me I have spent a life trying to do just that and it brought me nothing but pain. So to find God’s kingdom I ended up working for LABAN, the soul’s brother (religious thinking). I went to “Religion” and I found they had ALOT OF IDOLS (false beliefs). But I wanted RACHEL so bad that I stayed there and continued to rely on my WORKS which is what religion teaches you. “YOU HAVE TO DO THIS OR THAT”
Abraham didn’t trust God would give them HIS PROMISE child (an allegory of CHRIST IN YOU revealed). So he went about bringing this child into the world, through his FLESH, through ADULTERY, through his WORKS. Which is exactly what many of us are doing today?
How do we do this? You ask…
You go to your churches, sing in your choirs, tithe, sacrifice your time for your church, you hand out your flyers and your tapes, working, working, working your way into the KINGDOM OF SAUL (carnality) not the Kingdom of God.
Remember what God promised would happen to the people of Israel when they demanded to have a MAN as a KING, instead of God as KING. Just like Israel, ignorantly, few of us want God to be our King, we want our Pastors, Priests, Imans, Rabbis. Gurus, to teach us… But watch what we receive when we demand a MAN to be King where God is meant to rule.
1 Samuel 8:6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.
Most today do not go to God to learn or be ruled. Most men and women want a KING, they want a Carnal man or woman to itch their ears, tell them what to do and allow them to continue on in pride, judgment, hate, and idolatry.
God said, Man has REJECTED ME as their King… So, God gave them over to the REPROBATE MIND and he allowed SAUL to be their King. But look at the price… And remember there is nothing NEW UNDER THE SUN.
God warned them, the INSTANT Mankind placed a CARNAL MAN in the position of spiritual leadership, they would lose everything and become slaves TO A CORRUPT SYSTEM. (Babylon anyone?)
He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.
Churches today, manipulate the young men and women, brainwash the children at daycare and raise them up to be good supporters of whatever particular man made church they attend. They raise them up to FIGHT AND RECRUIT for their ministry. Some are so cruel, they make them wear white short sleeve button down shirt, black slacks, and goofy helmets, and lame bikes… (Just kidding Mormons, we’re all a mess, but seriously, change the duds people! I think Joseph Smith had better fashion sense than that… Just saying)
12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.
Churches today, act more like major corporations, and even act and sound like a military organizations. And of course for thousands of years, differents races, sexual orientations, and woman have been prejudiced against and put down. Some have gone so far as to say, “a woman cant even speak in church” — Meanwhile they haven’t the slightest idea of what the scripture means. The “woman” is a symbol of man’s soul… as stated earlier. And it is the SPIRIT of God that should lead, not man’s soul… But back to what God promised. Put a Carnal Man over you as King, Pastor, whatever and your woman will take over your bake sales, house meetings, and coffee shops, choir etc. Of course not all churches do this, but God warned them, Man cannot rule you spiritually, ADAM is corrupt.
He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.
This is what Carnal man does..
14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.
Some churches today even convince their blind flock to give everything to their religious organization. To leave behind their property to the church when they die. The Catholics wrote the book on that one. This is why they forbid Priests to Marry, that way all of the money made by these poor misled men, reverts back to the church… But didn’t God say, it was FORBIDDEN to not let a MAN MARRY?
1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
The Catholic church must have missed that one and the whole abstaining from meat (which is really an allegory for deeper revelation) but in the natural… I mean come on GOOD FRIDAY?
Now, look, I don’t want to be picking on the Catholics either. WE HAVE ALL GONE ASTRAY.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
And allowing CARNAL MANKIND to rule over us spiritually is not making things any easier. The WOMB STILL SEEMS BARREN. But let’s see what else God promised would happen if we made CARNAL MANKIND to be our KING (rule over us spiritually)
15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle [b] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
Is it not irony, that every church teaches that you should give “god” TEN PERCENT of everything you have! God warned them, Man would only take and destroy, where God wants to add to your life, Carnal Mankind’s Ego only wants to kill, steal, and destroy. (Sort of sounds like the Devil, doesn’t it? I wonder why that is? :))
When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
The TITHE — PHEWY! Give to those who need it and sure if you love your certain church, temple, mosque, kingdom hall, etc, and they are doing good, bless them, but don’t do it because SAUL TELLS YOU!
Now the good news. The PROMISE IS AT HAND, as it always is. The BARREN WOMB may become a thing of the past. If we hold onto this great hope and high calling that is found by returning to the Lord. Which means we turn away from thinking we are in control, and God is separate from us.
Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son coming FROM YOUR OWN BODY will be your heir
The PROMISED SON, comes from WITHIN. THIS IS THE KING that is to RULE US SPIRITUALLY. It is Christ we are talking about here. We aren’t talking about a literal child. The SON comes from his OWN BODY(HEART/SOUL) who will be the HEIR. – We are talking about birthing CHRIST IN US people… THE SON who is HEIR over our HOUSE. (HEART/TEMPLE OF GOD)
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
But this promise of salvation eludes us because so many are brainwashed and even petrified to simply pray, GOD TEACH ME THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.
This is why we still suffer, worry and fear. Because we have not HELD FAST THE CONFIDENCE and the COVENANT of God. We don’t trust God, we don’t rely on God, we rely on our own wits and works. We don’t go to God, we go a Pastor, or Priest, a Rabbi, or so called Profit (spelling intended)
Myself included people, Jacob doesn’t know it all, far from it. And don’t think for one moment I am not suffering with you. “Out of the abundance of revelation given to me, I gots me this THORN in my flesh.” I am humbled still by how little I truly trust God, and how much I really fear some people… This is why you MUST NEVER mistake the messenger for the message.
I’m a big goofball if truth be told, my close friends will tell you that. I don’t know why these things are put on my heart the way they are, but writing them, helping others, sharing with others, is about the closet thing I have ever felt to TRUE PEACE. — Well that and an extended stay in one of those massage chairs at Brookstone.
But I digress,
As Abraham did, when we go off and commit adultery with a slave (any thought that binds you) to give birth to an Ishmael, we are in fact having relations with Religion, and man made traditions and doctrines.
Religion creates a new god for us to worship, we call him Jesus, and every year our traditions allow us to control him. We give birth to him, we kill him, and we ressurect him. Every single year. With man’s holidays like Christmas and Easter, etc. Then Religion says, all you have to do is accept him (it’s us who does the work) and then we have to continue to go to man made church until he returns. Even the Lord of Hosts has never left us, nor forsaken us.
(Now look, I LOVE the holidays, and I think it is even a good thing that God has permitted such. But we need to remember the ONLY PLACE CHRIST IS BORN is WITHIN US)
The Christ child, birthed right there AMONG THE ANIMALS (MAN’S CARNAL THOUGHTS)
You see the Barren womb (our soul) wants to be filled, and if we are not careful, we will give birth to the exact opposite of what God had promised to begin with.
ABRAHAM impregnating Hagar is a symbol of Mankind, giving birth to the FALSE CHRIST, ANTI-CHRIST, CARNAL RELIGIOUS MAN… ISHMAEL
This 1st born man is NOT SPIRITUAL but NATURAL/SENSUAL/TEMPORAL not eternal – We create this Ishmael, because we are so desperate to be free from our affliction (which is where Ishmael gets his name, from affliction/suffering. We would rather commit adultery with man’s god and become a slave to Man’s tradition and vile teachings than to simply wait on the Lord.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
And for awhile we rejoice in this for a moment. But this Ishmael (first born carnal religious) man ends up threatening the TRUE CHILD of CHRIST within which will manifest one day.
This is why, just like Abraham, we must rid ourselves of the CARNAL FIRST BORN EGO MAN – so our TRUE LIFE (Christ) can be born and rule.
In that day. The ELDER (CARNAL) will serve the younger (Christ)
We can look at ISHMAEL AND ISAAC another way. Look at Ishmael as our conscious temporal mind, the mind that has to conquer and kill with its bare hands (Ishmael was a hunter) – Ishmael is our waking mind, our Ego, the man that lacks true faith in God… Now look at Isaac, the CHRIST WITHIN, in whom ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE… If we don’t allow CHRIST TO INCREASE and our CARNAL EGO to decrease, our purpose will never become full.
We must in fact, get rid of ISHMAEL. We must cast away our carnal thoughts and every thought that exhalts itself above the TRUTH/CHRIST. We have to KICK THIS OLD MAN OUT, and let CHRIST RULE AND REIGN.
For that is who we are, CHRIST TRAPPED INSIDE the prison of this FLESH (CARNAL/SOULISH) THINKING.
We see stories of the Barren womb all over scripture. I really want to hammer this point home. The reason in the physical there are abortion, infertility, rapes, and other horrendous acts, is because in the spiritual these are happening as well.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Whatever we think, carnal or spiritual, becomes. WHATEVER SOMEONE BELIEVES IN THEIR HEART THAT THEY ARE! … WITH FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! (shall I go on) It’s all about our beliefs and where they are coming from.
And what is HEAVEN and what is EARTH?
Well there was a time, I looked into the stars and prayed to God as if he was out there afar. I looked beneath at my feet and said this is the earth isn’t it neat? But then the 1st Heaven and 1ST Earth passed away.
I no longer saw HEAVEN and EARTH carnally. I DID NOT SEE IT AS OUTSIDE MYSELF. I did not see God as an angry lightning bolt thrower sitting on a throne past the milky way… The 1st Heaven and Earth passed away.
Because I know that what I see, IS NOT REAL or INFINITE. So I understood there was a SECOND HEAVEN AND EARTH.
I saw a SECOND HEAVEN AND EARTH open up to me. And I realized that HEAVEN and EARTH are both WITHIN. Heaven is GOD’S TRUTH AND WAYS… Earth is Man’s understanding and ways.
“As the Heavens are above the Earth, so are God’s ways above Man’s”
The 2nd Heaven and Earth, is the union of God’s ways in Man’s heart. But until that day, our carnal sick thoughts produce the sick things in the world today. The physical is an expression of the spiritual state of things. And WE CAN CHANGE THIS! We are the miracle makers, because we BECOME THE CHRIST, when OUR ISHMAEL IS SENT AWAY.
You want to know the mystery of the new heaven and earth. Here.
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
In the New Heaven and Earth DWELLS righteousness… It boggles my mind, how people will make up fairy tales and explain what the new heaven and earth is WITHOUT EVER CONSIDERING what scripture says it to be.
2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
In the NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH – Dwells RIGHTEOUSNESS … let’s see where else, Righteousness dwells, as it dwells IN US, in the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (which is Righteousness, peace, and joy)
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
The NEW HEAVEN and the NEW EARTH, is when the TWO become one. When Man’s soul and God’s spirit unite and CHRIST IN US is manifested for all to see!
1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
Now when Abraham was promised a Child, first God gave him a key to unlock this great potential that was dormant in his loins (soul/heart) — God said.
Genesis 17:9And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
This is the point, God promised that he would give Abraham the desire of his heart, only if he FIRST, kept God’s covenant. Which was to circumcise the Flesh.
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
This has NOTHING to do with literal circumcision, but has everything to do with PUTTING OFF THE CORRUPT WORKS OF THE FLESH.
There are dreams God has placed in our hearts, these are the CHILDREN (purpose, destiny, with CHRIST IN YOU) that are waiting to be birthed within us all. BUT FIRST WE MUST put off the works of the Flesh. To have these “children (God’s promise)” we must return to the Lord.
And what is the WORLD, (It is not the literal world that comes to an end) it is ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, The lust of the Flesh, The Lust of the eyes, the pride of Life.
Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
So we see that to give BIRTH to our DESTINY which is CHRIST REVEALED IN US, AS US, THROUGH US, FOR US. We must do as Abraham did. WE MUST put off that former conversation, we must become BORN AGAIN in our THINKING!
So you want your purpose to be fulfilled, you want to find peace, you want CHRIST, and I mean the REAL SON OF GOD, that is WITHIN YOU… put off your false beliefs, leave your man made shadow lodges and come into the LIGHT. FLEE BABYLON ALREADY and God will give you your promise.
Exudos 23:25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
When you do this…. Guess what happens? It’s time for Karaoke! (singing)
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
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WILL THE REAL SAVIOR PLEASE STAND UP?
Okay so this paper is going to open some eyes, get some people all hot under the collar, and have others say “HOW COOL IS THAT?” – You see what I am going to do, is share with all of you something I learned many, many years ago. “What is that?” the peanut gallery asks.
Well today, after many just finished celebrating what they considered to be, the birth of their Savior, Jesus Christ on DECEMBER 25, who was a Carpenter’s son, immaculately concieved, son of God, who took upon himself the sins of the world, performed great miracles, had disciples, suffered, was crusified and then rose again, through whom is the ONLY WAY TO GOD, well… TODAY, I am going to introduce you to multiple others “Saviors” who each have similar stories, lived, and was worshipped long as the Son of God, before Jesus, and who today we all believe to be myth.
Now, I want to point out right away, THIS PAPER IS NOT TO SHOW YOU THAT JESUS IS A MYTH, but to show you that EVERY SINGLE one of these SAVIORS of the world, were in fact ALLEGORIES TO LEAD US ALL to finding true SALVATION, (CHRIST IN YOU = HOPE OF GLORY).
This paper is simply to help everyone of us understand that (each of these allegorical Hero types) are in fact pictures of US ALL! (For there is only one way to God, and that is through the SON = the Only Way to God is to UNDERSTAND YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD!)
This is why Mankind gives birth to a savior, kills a savior, and resurrectes a savior, each and every year. This is mankind’s carnal attempt to be in control, to be god themselves. However, while so many are putting their focus on a man that is said to have died thousands of years ago, and refuse to look within, to find out who they truly are, they are missing the boat completely. And so, mankind in his ignorance, will vainly carry out these traditions, and I say thank God for it all. Because one day, their TRUE MEANING, which is the BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH, AND RESSURECTION of CHRIST as YOU, WILL BE REVEALED!
And I hope you are NOT SHOCKED, when you find out the J-Man, wasn’t the first, Son of God, king of Kings, Lord or Lords, Shepherd, Savior, born of a Virgin who took away the sins of the world, was killed and rose again, to take away the sins of the world. 🙂 No, there are many, many, others who pre-date Jesus, with almost identical stories.
“WHY?” You ask… Because, even though many consider these OTHER saviors mythology, their story is as true for us today as Jesus’s story. Because there is, and always has been ONE GOD and ONE SON (Humanity) — Each of these mytholigical or literal tellings, speaks of our Divine Nature, A fall, death (ignorance of our true nature), Suffering (because we don’t know God is in control, and who we truly are), Crusifiction (Laying down our carnal life), Ressurection (Being Born Again Spiritually) — THIS IS ALL OUR STORY, and since I know it to be true, the same story will easily be seen over thousands of years. The Saviors and God’s may have different names, but the TRUTH of the STORY remains to the same, and ITS PURPOSE IS TO WAKE US UP!
Now, I hope this paper encourages you, and increases your faith as opposed to stirring you up to want to defend your particular savior “Jesus” – When I say to you, “As he is so are we in this world” “He is the first born among many brethren” – We can’t make an idol out of a man, we not only haven’t met, don’t have the strongest imperical data about, but more importantly, we are COMMANDED NOT TO DO SO!
I believe in Jesus, I once knew him after the flesh (carnal understanding) but no longer. As scripture says, I have come to the place where I don’t go to Jesus anymore. I know the FATHER (One Spirit of Life in us all) GOD
22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
So let’s take a short look at the many other SAVIORS, that sound a lot like Jesus, and then I will sum up, why this is, and why this is NOT some clever trick of the “so-called” devil to trick people, but it is actually, a GREAT WORK OF GOD, who only opens his mouth in PARABLE, DARK SAYINGS, AND ALLEGORY!
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Let’s start with a SAVIOR, you may or may not have heard of… MITHRA!
Mithra is believed to be a Mediator between God and man, between Heaven and the Earth. Mithra was born in the Cave on December 25th, and was born of a VIRGIN. His festivals, which the Christians adopted were observed in the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox—Christmas and Easter. His symbol is the Lamb, he is called ‘the Way,’ ‘the Truth,’ ‘the Light,’ ‘the Life,’ ‘the Word,’ ‘the Son of God,’ ‘the Good Shepherd.’ Also, his “church” was built upon the sacred rock called “Petra” – “Upon this rock, peter, jesus built his church… hhhmnnn”
Of course Mithra worship started long, long before Jesus came on the scene. And there are many variations of Mithra that over the years took hold. In India Mithra became Mitra, or Itu, and In Babylon, Mithra was identified with Shamash, the sun god, and he is also Bel, the Mesopotamian and Canaanite/ Phoenician solar deity. In any event… Mithra, very clearly a type of Christ.
Here is a cool bullet point list I found on “truthbeknown.com” – when researching Mithra
1) Mithra was born on December 25th of the virgin Anahita.
2) The babe was wrapped in swaddling clothes, placed in a manger and attended by shepherds.
3) He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
4) He had 12 companions or “disciples.”
5) He performed miracles.
6) As the “great bull of the Sun,” Mithra sacrificed himself for world peace.
7) He ascended to heaven.
8) Mithra was viewed as the Good Shepherd, the “Way, the Truth and the Light,” the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah.
9) Mithra is omniscient, as he “hears all, sees all, knows all: none can deceive him.”
10) He was identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.
11) His sacred day was Sunday, “the Lord’s Day,” hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ.
12) His religion had a eucharist or “Lord’s Supper.”
13) Mithra “sets his marks on the foreheads of his soldiers.”
14) Mithraism emphasized baptism.
DOES THAT SOUND LIKE ANY SAVIOR and RELIGION WE KNOW? — Moving on, because there are MANY OF THEM. Let’s move unto KRISHNA!
Let’s put aside the fact that Krishna sounds like Christ or “Krishnianity” 🙂 – The fact is, here is another SON OF GOD you can read about in one of my favorite books, the “Gita”… So let’s bullet point this “Savior” out for you.
1) Krishna is the second person of the Hindu Trinity. He is considered to be one of the incarnations of the God Vishnu.
2) Born of a Virgin named Devaki
3) The point of his birth was to bring victory of good over evil, by cleansing sins of human beings
4) Placed in Manger after Birth
5) Adopted Father was a Carpenter
6) Visited by wise men and shepherds guided by a star
7) Angels warned Krishna’s parents of the “slaughter of innocents” to come to find and kill Krishna
8) Went into wilderness to fast
9) Called “the lion of the tribe of Saki.”
10) Krishna identified as “the seed of the woman bruising the serpent’s head.”
11) Was said to be sinless
12) Performed miracles, cleansed lepers, raised people from the dead, casted out demons
13) Selected disciples, had a last supper, forgave enemies
14) Descended into hell and was ressurected, people witnessed his acension
There are many more, but you can google the K-man and find out more… MOVING ON, to our next SAVIOR…
O thou son of Nut, the whole world is gratified when thou ascendest thy father’s throne like Ra. Thou shinest in the horizon, thou sendest forth thy light into the darkness, thou makest the darkness light with thy double plume, and thou floodest the world with light like the Disk at break of day.
For sake of time, I will bullet point Osiris as well. Now, remember, this paper is NOT to discount the importance of Christ, but to rather show that THIS ALLEGORY is THERE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM. As important as the story of Jesus is to us today, Osiris, Horace, and the Egyptian gods also gave great insight into the TRUTH OF WHO WE ALL ARE. (GOD’S CHILD)… Where some would argue that hearing about these mythical saviors could devastate another’s faith in Christ, I say, it is the very EVIDENCE that the STORY OF CHRIST IN YOU, is TRUTH! It is ALL TRULY OUR STORY, and has been told for thousands of years. These accounts, are not as some Christian scholars state, the crafting of the devil to mislead people into worshipping the wrong God. Remember God is IN control, there would be no point for the same story to be told for years and years unless these stories led those who believed to higher place of understanding. In any event, let’s continue with OSIRIS.
1) Osiris may have been the first GodMan – dating back some 2,500 bce
2) Called “Lord of Lords”, “King of Kings”, “God of Gods”, “Resurrection and the Life”, “Good Shepherd”
3) Osiris caused men and women to be “born again”
4) His birth was announced by Three Wise Men
5) Had a star in the east, Sirius, that signified his birth
6) Had a Eucharist ceremony of sorts, in which his flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat.
7) Taught almost identical teachings, most word for word as Jesus
8) He was killed and later resurrected, providing hope to all that they may do likewise and become eternal
9) Osiris exclaims “I am the Lord of the fields when they are white ready to harvest”
10) “O Osiris! A well, or flow, comes out of your mouth to him!”
11) He is the Lord of Everlasting Life and ressurection
MOVING ON: Yes that’s right, there are many more SAVIORS for us to discuss, let’s move unto the one the WINEBIBERS 🙂 OF THE WORLD LOVE… Dionysus.
1) Son of God (Zeus)
2) Virgin Birth
3) Dionysus was born of a virgin on December 25th and, as the Holy Child, was placed in a manger.
4) His birth was announced with a heavenly display and celestial music.
5) He was a traveling teacher who performed miracles.
6) He rode in on an ass, which carries him to meet his passion” with crowds shouting and waving bundles of branches.
7) He was a sacred king killed and eaten in a eucharistic ritual for fecundity and purification.
8) Dionysus rose from the dead on March 25th.
9) God of Wine, who turned water into wine.
10) He was considered the “only Begotten Son,” “Savior,” “Redeemer,” “Sin Bearer,” “Anointed One,” and the “Alpha and Omega”, and “Lord God of God born”
11) Called the Lamb
12) He offers his followers the chance to be born again through the rites of baptism.
13) Followers wait for his return to judge the living and dead
14) He was crusified on a tree.
15) Called the True Vine
16) At his trial, Dionysus is described by Freke and Gandy as “a quiet stranger with long hair and a beard who brings a new religion.”
NOW OF COURSE MY FAVORITE IS BUDDHA!
I mean you can basically put his teachings and Jesus’s teachings next to each other, they are almost identical. There are also many similarities in the story telling.
1) Royal Birth announced by a holy man
2) Was tempted of the devil (mara)
3) Fasted in the wilderness
4) Supernatural birth… It is said that immediately after coming out of the womb Buddha walked and that Lotus Flowers Blossomed under each step he took, and the trees were said to Bow to his mother Maya before she gave birth.
5) Buddha wanted to bring an end to suffering
6) He overcame death
But the similar allegory between the Names of Jesus’s mother Mary, and SiddHartha (Buddha’s) mother Maya, is what is really intriguing.
Mary in Greek literally means “Their Rebellion” – So Salvation is birthed from man’s rebellion (which is the illusion of seperation for God)
Maya in Buddhism also means “the Illusion of this Life” – So too we see, out of IGNORANCE the TRUTH is born!
This is so true for us all. In almost every story, MANKIND has forgotten their way to God and because of their ignorance they became evil, wicked, so God had to send a SAVIOR to bring Mankind back to him.
THESE ARE THE WAYS GOD DOES THIS! Through parable, through the passing on of stories, through mythology, tradition, THROUGH ALLEGORY! If you have read any of my articles you know, I pretty much see the allegory in everything, my home, car, wife, children, belonging, neighbors, war, famine, you name it… There is something to learn from it. And SO, OF COURSE, each of these SAVIOR STORIES will have striking similarities! SO, EVERYONE EVENTUALLY WILL COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH (who they are)
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them
Now many will say, the Bible is to be taken LITERALLY and EVERYTHING that happened, LITERALLY HAPPENED… Well, once again I am not hear to dispute that. I HIGHLU DOUBT IT, as did Paul, The Apostle Paul said clearly, stuff just didn’t happen, that they were in fact ALLEGORY.
23But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
Shoot Paul said, we were under the same Cloud, and Drank from the Same Rock, Israel in the wilderness was under and drank from… CHRIST. He made it clear, “these things are allegories” – So it should suprise anyone that God would use allegories over the years to teach the same truths, in ways different cultures and times could understand.
OKAY, now, one of my New year Resolutions is going to try and keep my essays a bit shorter for all of you. So, I will simply say, there are many other “Savior” characters that are strikingly simililar to Jesus Christ… Here are some others to look up and have fun with, Saturn, Adonis, Odin, Thor, Hermes, Horace, Hercules, Zoroaster, ahhhhh the list goes on and on. Now, while the list of these mythological Saviors goes on and on, and the similarities they share with what Christians today call their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ cannot be denied, I want to offer you the amazing reason.
IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS BUT ONE STORY, TOLD DIFFERENT WAYS. Does it matter if it was a boy who cried wolf, or a girl who cried lion, if both allegories taught people that there may be devastating consequences for lying?
Now, while many atheists will use these legends and myths to disprove the proof of God. And the many contradictions found in scripture (specifically regarding the life of Jesus, which no one really can attest for sure as to when Jesus walked the literal earth. Where he was between 12-30. Why the Gospels were written decades later, Why the Apostle Paul never once spoke of knowing Jesus after the flesh, and did not focus on the literal but insteadl the ALLEGORICAL), while Atheists will use this as a reason NOT TO BELIEVE IN GOD…
I will USE all of these COINCIDENTAL myths, legends, similarities, and missing and disputed data on the literal life as Christ, as I always do, TO SHOW THE TRUTH OF IT SPIRITUALLY by understanding the ALLEGORY OF IT ALL.
And yes for the NATURE lovers out there. Many could argue all of these stories, are clever ways of telling the story of the LITERAL SUN, and twelve astrological signs (that follow the sun)… Sure we can even point out how for 3 days the SUN seems to die, and also rises again when it CROSSES over…
The Sun dies every year, from the 21st (solstice, lowest point in the sky) to the 25th, when the Sun reverses and begins to return to its former, higher path, after being stationary for 3 days (biblical hell visit of the Son). At the solstice, the Sun is said to be at its weakest power.
I have often pointed out the significance of the number 3 ( a tri-mester ) of birth. THE SUN dies on ITS CROSS (The cross through the equinoxes that is), as we the SONS OF GOD, die (become ignorant) on our CROSS.
Like many of the “Saviors” we read about here. The date of Jesus’ resurrection, is when the position of the sun is at the time of the vernal equinox. This is when WINTER SUN WAS TRULY DEAD— And the day was now longer than the night. March 25th was considered the end of the sun’s passing through the vernal equinox. Interesting, this is right around Easter, is it not?
The definition of EQUINOX means “Two EQUAL times of darkness and LIGHT” -In nature these are the TWO MEN IN ONE BED, TWO WOMAN AT THE MILL… This in fact, is the DOUBLE MINDED MAN… And yes, we live in this world of DUALITY for now. But, even this POINTS US TO THE TRUTH of who we are!
Regardless of where you look, you will find OUR STORY, the story of CHRIST IN US. In ancient religions, in astronomy, under the microscope, anywhere, and everywhere, for it is all an ALLEGORY to bring us back to the TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE!
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
We need to stop fighting over dogma, and whose religion is right. We need to go within ourselves, calm out minds, and seek God. God is waiting, so knock, seek, and you will find. And the SAVIOR will be born out of the VIRGIN CALLED YOUR QUIET, UNDEFILED MIND!
I didn’t write this paper, to try and attack another’s faith in Jesus. God forbid, my faith in Jesus the man, was part of my journey as well. I was baptized by John, and believed what every religious leader fed me, but there was a hunger inside… God drew me to the SON, and I prayed… Father teach me the truth no matter what the cost. And day by day, I learn more, see more, understand more, and love more. Not because I prayed that prayer, but because I was inspired to, as we all will be when the time is right. So rejoice that the story of Salvation has been told so many different ways over so many different days.
If there was no story of OSIRIS, how would anyone know about the connection between God and man? If not for the Vedas (perhaps the oldest holy book in history) how would anyone learn about the very same connection between God and Man. That GOD is IN MAN, that God is ALL IN ALL, and THAT MAN IS MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE.
There is an inherent TRUTH about our very existence, that we as human beings MUST SHARE AND REALIZE! These stories, teach us of compassion, love, mercy, sacrafice, humilty, living for something, that we can endure regardless of what we suffer. And that even our suffering has purpose. That WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS, THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD on earth. And until we all come to the unity of the faith and the stature of the perfect man (which scripture states ALL WILL) – FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, the same story has been told, for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear, so they too will overcome the world as the many SAVIORS did before them.
We must STOP believing our GOD, our SAVIOR, our BELIEF, is the ONLY BELIEF! We must stop fighting over tits and tats of letters of laws and doctrine, and we MUST see the COMMON TRUTH found in EVERY RELIGION, EVERY MYTH, EVERY LEGEND, IN EVERY LAND, EVERY COUNTRY, and that is that we ALL ARE THE HEROIC Savior that descended into hell (Imagination/ignorance) and must RISE OUT OF IT, AS GOD’S CHILD!