IS JESUS GOD or WHAT?

IS JESUS GOD OR WAS GOD IN JESUS?

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not.”

Hebrews 11:1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things.

SO IS JESUS GOD OR WHAT?

This is the big question on everyone’s mind. Many different religions make different claims as to who, and what, Jesus is?

Here are some QUESTIONS that pop up:
Is Jesus God? Is God Jesus? Is Jesus only God’s son? Is Jesus just a prophet? Is Jesus a Man like you and I, the image of God?

The list of questions over the divine, or less than divine, nature of the man with salvations plan in hand, JESUS, has been debated for more than a couple of centuries, to say the least.

Few know the History of how Jesus came to be known as God and worshiped as God, and why there are pictures, statues, and a host of other “Icons/Idols” that represent this GodMan (as He came to be known after the votes were cast and the decision was made) BY RELIGIOUS MEN and POLITICIANS AND PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS… (Don’t we wrestle against such?) at The Council of Nicaea in 325 CE to decide the issue… In addition, when the Divinity of Jesus was established as Man Made Doctrine, it wasn’t the ONLY major Doctrine established by men, there were many others… Oh yes, what a web has been weaved by men indeed. But I have no need to teach you history, I will use the scriptures and hopefully common sense, as well as logic, to make this point. But if you ARE interested in the history of how, and when, Jesus was said to be the only “God”, you can google it. As the “Gospel of Thomas” states…

“Let one who seeks not stop seeking until that person finds; and upon finding, the person will be disturbed; and being disturbed, will be astounded; and will reign over the entirety.”

Few people truly seek out the meaning of this here mystery called life. I implore you, SEEK THE KINGDOM! Keep looking, keep knocking, keep asking, never settle (Those who settle never move forward again because they are stuck)… So, I triple dog dare some of you reading, really seek out your beliefs, find out where they originate, find out why they exist, and find the TRUTH! It will set you free.

Now, a majority of Christians say the Man Jesus is GOD, the Only One to be God. While a minority today say that God was IN Jesus, no different than you and me, as blasphemous as that sounds. But this concept is not a foreign one to scripture, as…

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

Matthew 1:23
…and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
– Notice the name MEANS GOD WITH US. Not God separate from us.

Jesus prayed, John 17:22…that they may be one as we are one – One cannot be divided. Jesus was praying that his disciples would come to know, what he knew, what God revealed to him, that we ALL ARE ONE.

Romans 12:4-6
4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Yes scripture always seems to be pointing to UNITY, oneness. That we are all connected, all made of the same stuff, we are all one. And yes science agrees. Look into string theory if you get a chance. But when it comes to RELIGION, there is a very big disconnect. Many state that we are not ONE, we are not the same, we are not worthy, and only Jesus can be “God” in flesh.

So today’s essay is about Jesus of Nazareth. Before we begin, I would like to note the very first documented scriptures in the canon was written by the apostle Paul, The books of Thessalonians I believe, and Paul never met Jesus in the flesh, and wrote these books some 30-40 years after Jesus was said to be crucified. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, didn’t appear till almost one hundred years after Jesus was said to be crucified. And many things that most Christians seem to focus their faith on, the miracles, virgin birth, Jesus being God, etc… none of these are found in Paul’s writings, who presents a much more mystical view of Jesus. Is this the stuff of LEGEND? Is it true? Or is this an allegorical telling of a great hidden spiritual truth, which relates to us all?

But once again, another topic for another time. Today we focus on whether Jesus is GOD or Not.

It would have been nice for Jesus to clear that whole mess up for us and just come out and said, “I, Jesus am GOD!” But Jesus never said that, he only called himself the “son of Man” and the “son of God” – Both of which by the way, we can say about ourselves. We are children of mankind (ignorance), and children of God (enlightened).

But let us look at the words of Jesus, to see if he spoke as God, or if he spoke on behalf of God.

JOHN 7:16
“Jesus answered them and said, MY Doctrine (Teaching) is NOT MINE, but HIS that sent me. 17 – If ANY MAN will do HIS WILL, He shall know of that Doctrine, whether it be of GOD or whether I speak of MYSELF (jesus)

Jesus also says in that very chapter in verse 42 :I proceeded forth and came from God; NEITHER came I of MYSELF, but He who sent me.”

Jesus made it clear, he did not come of himself. He said God sent him, he did NOT send himself.

Jesus is clearly saying, he is not TEACHING “his” TEACHING, but what GOD TAUGHT HIM TO TEACH. He isn’t saying, I am teaching MY TEACHING AND SPEAKING OF MYSELF… he clearly makes a distinction between God’s words and his own.

Jesus shared that he could do NOTHING of himself. If he was God, he certainly could, don’t you think?

John 5:30
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me

Jesus seems to be pretty clear. That his “Ego/self” was NOT IN CONTROL… God was.

Now this of course flies in the face of Christianities belief in free will… But I already wrote a paper on that, feel free to find it and read on here.

Jesus also needed to LEARN to be obedient to God… Many people forget/ignore this. And guess who taught Jesus, GOD. Now if Jesus was God, and the only God, why would he need to learn anything?

Hebrews 5:8
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered

Jesus also did NOT consider HIMSELF (Jesus the Ego Man) to be GOOD. He said ONLY GOD was good. Once again making a clear distinction.

Mark 10:18
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

You would think that Jesus really wanted people to know that HE WAS NOT THE THING PEOPLE NEEDED TO FOCUS ON… BUT GOD! Jesus when asked, “How should we pray?” He didn’t answer them and say YOU SHOULD PRAY TO ME! NO!!! God forbid, Jesus made it clear, people needed to pray to GOD, THE FATHER!

Luke 11:2
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth

Once again, Jesus the man making it clear… THE WHOLE POINT OF LIFE IS TO MANIFEST GOD IN THIS WORLD. And that GOD’S WILL is the will that must be done, NOT THE WILL OF JESUS THE MAN, THE WILL OF GOD… But this many Christians have a problem with… Why they do is beyond me. When Jesus was in the Garden before his crucifixion he also made clear that HE/JESUS had a separate will from God’s. Now if Jesus was God that would NOT be so.

Luke 22:42
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done

Again, this makes it very clear. Jesus the man, is clearly not God the man. But revealed God in himself.

2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation

Notice the scripture does NOT say, God was Jesus. But that Jesus was called the CHRIST (ANNOINTED OF GOD, THE POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD REVEALED) – And that GOD WAS IN CHRIST (that Power and Wisdom) to reconsile the world (our lusts of the flesh, eyes, and pride of life) back to GOD, our SOURCE, OUR LIFE!

So why with all of this scriptural evidence do people still pray to JESUS THE MAN, and consider that Jesus the Man was God, and not simply, the first born among many brothers and sisters (meaning we are all the same/same family/come from the same source, etc)

Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Notice, JESUS the man, was predestined BY GOD — He did not predestine himself (ego/jesus in flesh)… an important point is, we also are predestined, but once again, another essay :).

Many pray to Jesus today as God, and picture God as the Man Jesus. Many worship what God created, the man “Jesus” as the Creator… And maybe they are right, then again maybe they are not. Confused yet? Well get ready, because if God is the Literal Flesh Man Jesus as so many claim, then why is it that from Genesis to Revelation we find scriptures stating very clearly, GOD IS NOT A MAN (book of Numbers), should never be compared to anything we can see in the earth, sky, sea (Deuteronomy)… well I could go on and on, but one of my favorites is found in Romans. People state they KNOW that Jesus is GOD, and that he is completely unique from us, and separate from us, and we must ask Jesus to come into our heart… And when scriptures are shared to the contrary, they tell you how smart they are and why what we point out is invalid, because they are wise and we are foolish. (Then again, God does save these things for those the world considers foolish)….

Romans 1:22
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an IMAGE made like to CORRUPTIBLE MAN, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and WORSHIPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE more than the Creator.

Paul is basically telling the Romans that they started worshiping MAN, MANKIND as God, as opposed to worshiping GOD, which, by the way NO MAN has ever seen, AT ANY TIME.

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time,

So we see the dilemma. If Jesus is NOT GOD, but the SON OF GOD, and we are worshiping Jesus as God as opposed to seeing him as the express IMAGE OF GOD, then this could keep us from finding who WE ARE in the grand scheme of things. We will begin to believe that we cannot be as Jesus, that Jesus is God and we are not worthy to do as he did, or be as he was… YET, once again we bump into a problem with this belief jiving with scripture. Because Jesus himself said, WE WOULD DO GREATER THINGS THAN HE DID.

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

Look, if we believe Jesus to be God, and claim this Man such, and this is yet another false teaching that could keep up from the KINGDOM OF GOD, then we wouldn’t want that, right?

NOT REALLY 😦

John 3:20
For every one that doeth evil (ACTS OUT OF IGNORANCE) hateth the light (TRUTH), neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved

Most people are unwilling to get rid of a belief that has been handed down from generation to generation. I know many wonderful people who have come into a different understanding than their families and have lost their families for such. (These families consider themselves to be Godly, but does that sound like God to you?)

The question I pose today is… Are many misled into worshipping something they should not. If there is only ONE GOD, and ONE SON (And that ONE SON is Humanity as a whole (which I believe, as that is what the name ADAM literally means), either dead in ADAM (Human thinking) or Risen in CHRIST (The Power and Wisdom of God) then why the confusion? Why do many believe Jesus is somehow far removed from us, and God in the flesh?

First of all, we all would agree Jesus never came out and said. “I am God” … He did say “Before Abraham was (I AM)” – But let’s be real, according to scripture, before Abraham was, WE ALL WERE AS WELL… And we don’t go around claiming to be God, DO WE? Well, some do 🙂 But let’s not get into that right now either.

So if this Jesus God Man teaching is error then why are so many intent on teaching that Jesus is God. Doesn’t the fact that so many believe something is true, make it true? … Doesn’t it?

Of course not! Most didn’t believe Jesus was EVEN THE SON OF GOD, so much so, that they killed him. And we know they weren’t right just because everyone agreed. “they knew not what they did”

I believe the answer is simple. Man wants to worship a MAN. We all love our IDOLS… We, just like back in the day, worship the STARS! Can anyone say Brad and Angelina? HELLO!!!! We even WORSHIP HOLY WOOD, we call it Hollywood. And the AMERICAN IDOL goes to TAYLOR HICKS! Remember him, what ever happened to that guy? Okay, maybe Taylor wasn’t our idol, but many others are.

So, Man wants to worship Man. That would be ONE reason to worship the Man Jesus as God… And scripture clearly tells us, that Jesus was a MAN. “The Man Jesus Christ”.

We are visual creatures, and we have been conditioned to only worship what we can literally, tangibly see. (yet this is NOT FAITH)…

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen

Many people claim that many people LITERALLY SAW JESUS. And many people today see the IMAGE OF JESUS (who by the way looks like a MAN, when scripture clearly states we should NOT reduce God to the image of a CORRUPTIBLE MAN)

Romans 1:23
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

So faith, is believing in that which you cannot literally see, and…

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Notice the scripture doesn’t say diligently seeking Jesus the man, but seeking GOD. Yet, many today are still waiting for a literal return of Jesus the Man, in the Literal clouds, riding a horse, cracking the Mount of Olives, with the Saints, in the Saints, as Rain, as Lightning, (The many ways Jesus is supposed to return is vast, if literal it would not make sense, but as allegory is makes complete sense.)

Many look to John Chapter One as the answer… They say, in John 1 it is clear, that Jesus is God… However…

If you read carefully, and closely inspect the text. John 1 is not saying Jesus is God, John states the Word (God’s Truth and Spirit) is GOD… And then goes on to say that “the law came by Moses, but grace and truth by Jesus Christ..” Many will say this line makes it clear that Jesus is the Word which is also God. But does it?

What the scripture is teaching is that MOSES brought us God’s Law, it wasn’t Moses’ law that he delivered, it was God’s Law.

With that in mind, it wasn’t Jesus’ Grace and Truth that Jesus brought, it was the revelation of God’s Grace and Truth that Jesus brought, as Jesus was the WORD OF GOD revealed IN MAN! … I wrote a whole essay on JOHN 1, which really goes into detail about this. It’s on this blog, called “Word Became Flesh” check it out, it might surprise you.

In the beginning was the WORD.. this is the commandment, the will, the truth, the spirit of God…The WORD is not a flesh man named Jesus.

The WORD was revealed in the FLESH MAN named Jesus… In the BEGINNING was the WORD, not JESUS the Man. Jesus (as we’ve come to know Him), the flesh man didn’t even appear on the scene until much, much later. And who did Jesus say he was, THE SON OF GOD!

Jesus in his own words told us, He was the Son of God, and Jesus was a MAN. As was, ADAM, who by the way is also the Son of God.

Adam was the 1st MAN (soulish/ignorant) and Jesus was the LAST (enlightened/resurrected)Man

Jesus was the LAST ADAM (Man)… Clearly making his humanity known.

So why the confusion, why isn’t it clear? Well I believe the scriptures are clear, it is man’s interpretation of scripture that clouds the issue. And hundreds of years of indoctrination and teaching that makes this such a tough topic to touch.

Keep in mind, while reading this essay that never once did Jesus say he was God. He called himself two things “The Son of Man” and “The Son of God”

I started this essay with a quote from Malachi = God doesn’t change. We must keep this in mind as well.

Now let’s go Old School and see with the Old Testament says God is and what God is NOT. Let us see what we CAN compare God to and what we CANNOT.

In “Deuters” 4 we see that when God “appeared to Mankind” he did not appear in any VISIBLE FORM, and we learn we should NEVER liken God to Man or Beast, or Stars in the Sky, basically anything that is seen… CHECK IT!

DEUT 4:15 YOU SAW NO FORM of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, 16 so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, 17 or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air, 18 or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below. 19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

Pretty clear, we shouldn’t be setting up any corrupt images of God as a Man or Woman. But let’s go further.

We know the Old testament teaches us to NEVER liken God to anything in the world, animal, mineral, man, beast, anything. Yet, as I stated earlier, many “Christians” often Compare God to a Fish on their bumper, or a Cross around their neck, or Jesus in paintings, statues, etc.

Could this be man’s biggest offense? Worshiping the Image of Jesus “the Man” as Jesus “the God”, as opposed to seeing Jesus is the image of GOD… God’s only begotten SON, which is the only way to the FATHER… (By realizing you are ALSO GOD’S SON/CHILD) – Jesus was the IMAGE of the invisible God. The scripture does not say, Jesus the man was and is God.

Remember NO ONE HAS SEEN God at any time… The SON reveals GOD… Jesus says, if you have knew me you knew God… WHY? Because Jesus revealed God. Just as the Kingdom comes without observation and is within us, so too is GOD A SPIRIT that cannot be literally seen. However, the IMAGE of God can indeed REVEAL God… and that is what WE ALL ARE… not to mention what Jesus was.

Colossians 1:15
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

As are we (The image of the invisible God, no different than Jesus)

Now let’s chit chat about what an IMAGE of Something is, and what an Image is not.

The Image of Something is NOT the Something, it is merely a REPRESENTATION of that Something. Which makes that SOMETHING KNOWN… Make sense? I sure hope so, because I am CONFUSED by what I just wrote. 🙂

I would also like to draw attention to the words “INVISIBLE GOD” – Invisible is NOT VISIBLE. YOU CAN’T SEE AN INVISIBLE GOD! But people see the IMAGE OF JESUS everywhere they go, and back in the day when he walked on this planet in the flesh people say, they literally saw Jesus.

1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us

No one can see God, God is spirit and Truth and Love. Just as you cannot SEE LOVE! But if you have SEEN MY WIFE AND I TOGETHER YOU HAVE SEEN LOVE… That is what Jesus meant when he told his disciples, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” He didn’t mean he was the Only Father there is, he simply meant, if you got to know my nature, than you got to know God, for God is the Love (Jesus revealed).

AN INVISIBLE GOD cannot be literally seen as the literal man Jesus was… But the literal man Jesus can MANIFEST (REVEAL) the INVISIBLE GOD, through fruit.

Luke 6:44
For every tree is known by his own fruit.

If Jesus is NOT GOD and JUST THE SON OF GOD, than we are worshiping as Paul puts it, the “Creature and Creation” instead of the “Creator”. And vice versa, if Jesus is GOD, than I need to wake up to this truth! So feel free to comment away, as iron sharpens iron… But worse than all this is if Jesus is NOT GOD, and we believe Jesus the MAN is, we are placing GOD outside of ourselves, and not INSIDE.

This is what it means to enter death. Christ is our LIFE… THE INSTANT WE PLACE CHRIST outside of ourself, we enter into death (ignorance). We deny the very essence of our existence and place God far from us, as opposed to seeing that God is WITH US (Immanuel).

Now, I don’t really have the time to list every scripture in regards to the matter. But I have listed a bunch below that if you cannot reconcile wisely with your own beliefs, be they, that Jesus is the SON OF GOD a Man, or Jesus is God, then you have to throw out every single scripture written below and only hang on to the three of four references that HELP YOU to believe what you believe. Many say Jesus is actually 100% God and 100% Man… Even though that would be 200% wouldn’t it?

I pray this at the very least opens a discussion among us all and God lead us to the Truth whatever that may be.

1 Cor 8:6: “Yet for us there is but ONE GOD, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; AND ONE LORD, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.”

IS GOD A MAN? CAN HE BE A MAN

Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

hath he said, and shall he not do it -Would God say this if it weren’t true?

Psalm 146:3 “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” – Jesus called himself the Son of Man.

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (Jesus told many he is the SON OF MAN)

GOD IS ALL KNOWING… IS THE SON?

Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: HIS UNDERSTANDING IS INFINITE.

So God is all knowing, if he is, would he then INCREASE IN WISDOM? Nope! But Jesus did, as we do.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Jesus’ wisdom increased. Meaning Jesus’ began to understand more and more as he grew in God’s grace. He was in process as all of us. He had to learn to.

Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Jesus, like us, LEARN from what we SUFFER. Through much tribulation we enter the Kingdom. But there is NOTHING FOR GOD TO LEARN, because God IS WISDOM ITSELF.

Jesus also wasn’t in on, the ins and outs of how God brings about the end of the carnal man/thinking/ignorance (apocalypse)

Mark 13:32 and Matt 24:36: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in Heaven, NEITHER THE SON, but the Father.”

It is pretty Clear, the FATHER (GOD) knows all and does not need to learn. But the SON (JESUS/humanity) does NOT know everything, and grows in wisdom and must LEARN.

GOD IS ALL POWERFUL – IS THE SON?.

Jesus told us clearly he can ONLY do what the Father tells him to do.

John 5:19: Verily, verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do…”

If the SON IS GOD how come he can’t do anything except what he sees the FATHER DO?

Like many Christians today, we seek to do GOD’S WILL, not our own. If Jesus was, and is, God, how could he have a will contrary to God?

But watch how the SON (like many of us) wants only to do God’s will, EVEN THOUGH the SON understands he has a WILL of his OWN (outside of God).

John 5:19. … I seek not MINE own will but the will of the Father, which has sent me.

Jesus was begging for the FATHER’S WILL, if Jesus was God, he would be the FATHER and have no other WILL but God’s and would have no need to ask for it.

Luke 22:42… Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

This is my prayer all the time as well… LORD NOT MY WILL BUT YOURS… I also, pray God LET THIS CUP PASS (Whatever I am struggling with now) But I am not God. I know God has a Will for me and my life, and I know I have a will that is contrary to God. – Just like Jesus. Think about that for a moment.

CAN GOD HAVE A GOD?

John 20:17: “I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.”

Matt 27:46: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Matt 26:36: O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt. – (Was Jesus praying to himself?)

Eph 1:3: “Blessed be the God and Father OF our LORD JESUS CHRIST, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Please read that again .. It states VERY CLEARLY

BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF JESUS.

It does not say Blessed be our GOD AND FATHER WHO IS JESUS does it?

No, it doesn’t, it is clear that, like us, Jesus has a GOD and FATHER… It is clearly written.

CAN GOD BE A MAN

Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you.

Would God need to approve himself? But more importantly, can God be a man?

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Okay, pretty clear. Jesus the man. God the Spirit. Jesus is a MAN appointed by God. And GOD is NOT A MAN! Nor the SON OF MAN (which Jesus also claimed himself to be)

IS GOD FLESH AND BLOOD? THE SON IS.

John 5:37: “Ye have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His shape.”

No one has heard God’s voice (They heard Jesus’) – No one has seen God’s shape (They saw Jesus)

John 4:24: “God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

God is not a Man. God is an INVISIBLE SPIRIT within us and all around us. Not just that, but His kingdom cannot be inherited by flesh and blood.

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

No one sees GOD but the SON DECLARES him (Makes God known). Jesus is the WORD OF GOD revealed in Jesus, and now we IN CHRIST are the very same LIVING EPISTLES that are read of all men.

Many people see and hear us, as they saw and heard Jesus, but NO ONE AT ANY TIME, HAS SEEN GOD. (Can Jesus be God then?)

1 Timothy 6:15,16 God the blessed and ONLY RULER, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, who ALONE IS IMMORTAL and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see”

Paul said God is IMMORTAL, which means God cannot DIE. But the SON did die for us all, didn’t he?

IS ANYONE GREATER THAN GOD? IS GOD GREATER THEN GOD?

John 14:28: “My Father IS GREATER than I.”

Jesus taught clearly that the FATHER is GREATER then he (JESUS) is. It pleased God to allow Jesus to suffer so he would learn obedience. If Jesus is God would he need to learn anything at all? Aaaah, I think Not!

WHO ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WORSHIP AND PRAY TO?

Acts 24:14: “I admit that I worship the God of our fathers . . . ”

Paul makes it very clear, I WORSHIP THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS (Who by the way, did not know Jesus as he was not yet born into the world, but was in the Father yet to be sent) The Fathers of Paul, worshipped the ONE TRUE GOD IF ISRAEL, not a Man named Jesus.

Acts 3:13: “The God of our fathers has glorified his SERVANT Jesus”

Here we see, the God of Paul’s Fathers, GLORIFIED, his “servant” Jesus. Jesus is the SERVANT/SON of God. Who God sent and Glorified. Jesus could do nothing of himself.

Paul makes it plain as day in this next passage.

1 Corinthians 8:6: “For us there is but ONE GOD, the Father . . . AND ONE Lord, Jesus Christ”

Shall I repeat this, for us (Paul’s and company) there is but ONE GOD, THE FATHER…. AND (which means in addition to) ONE LORD JESUS.

God cannot be seen or known, the SON who God glorifies makes known the FATHER, AS THE FATHER is IN THE SON, reconciling the world unto himself.

WOULD GOD PRAY TO BE SAVED?

Heb 5:7 “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the ONE who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

Jesus clearly prayed to God to save him from Death. Jesus worshipped God… shouldn’t we? Shouldn’t we stop praying and worshipping a man, but know God ourselves.

LUKE 4:8 “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD AND HIM ALONE SHALT THOU SERVE.”

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, AND Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

In closing, I want to say I understand that for many this is a difficult study and for others, this is something that is already understood and it is clear as day. I also want to say, move on to some of my earlier essays, as this revelation is unfolding and there is MORE TO SEE.

Because Jesus may not be GOD alone, but that doesn’t also mean that God is the projector of Jesus while Jesus is the projection… Just as the conscious mind is part of the subconscious mind but far less sophisticated. GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU… then the YOU you believe yourself to be IN THE WORLD.

But the great falling away from the Truth has happened, and as hard as it was for me to sit and write this paper today, knowing it would offend so many, I couldn’t sit back and just allow what “Man teaches” to go unchallenged.

We must learn that there is no difference between Jesus and Us.

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

This is why Jesus said “I need to leave”. They were putting their faith in ONE MAN, and were not putting their faith in the GOD INSIDE thet One Man. The Man Jesus that he was bearing witness of and revealing God to those God had given him in the world.

There is so much for all of us to learn and God has not given us the spirit of fear, which I have to remind myself of every time I write one of these essays. As I know many of my friends and contemporaries may completely disagree and may even take offence.

We must ask ourselves are we WORSHIPING MAN (by calling Jesus God) and changing the likeness of the incorruptible God into that of a corruptible man.

Scripture says it is IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO BE TEMPTED… Was not JESUS tempted in the wilderness? If Jesus is God, how could he be tempted? And are not we all tempted and drawn away by our lusts?

James 1:13
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

I also know, that no amount of biblical proof will change a heart that is blinded. For the “wise” of the world will call this foolish, but the foolish things of the world indeed confounds the Wise. And it is my prayer that we begin to see the ONE TRUE GOD.

So for those whose hearts are troubled by this essay, I pray you read and find comfort in this last passage of John.

John 14:1 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; Believe ALSO in me.

Notice the word ALSO? 🙂

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“GARDEN OF EDEN REVEALED!”


GARDEN OF EDEN REVEALED
THE REAL LOCATION OF GARDEN OF EDEN


This paper is going to discuss the GARDEN of EDEN in great detail. It will show you where, and what, this GARDEN is. How ADAM/EVE (mankind/us) was cast out and how we can and will return.

I also will touch briefly on a revelation that hit me yesterday that ties in great with the GARDEN… That is the relationship between HEROD and JESUS. Let me start with that and I will transition into the Garden, Promise!

Like all my papers, take a wild guess what HEROD and JESUS represent… The story of the war WITHIN US! If I have said it once, I have said it a Kabillion times, the BIBLE IS OUR STORY.

That’s right Herod and Jesus is another wonderful allegory of how our “outer man” or “ego” or whatever you want to call the DEAD MAN (Ignorant carnal first state of man) and our INWARD MAN (Christ) are at odds. How the OUTWARD/CARNAL/ANTICHRIST nature of MAN wants to kill the TRUTH of who we are! The story of Jesus coming into this world, how Joseph and Mary had to flee and how Herod wanted this “Messiah” dead is a wonderful allegory for what is happening within each of us.

(Disclaimer: This is NOT to say that there wasn’t a literal Jesus or Herod. So settle down those in the Religious Peanut gallery. What I am saying is NONE OF THAT MATTERS. So let’s look at what does, the REVELATION of scripture)

The FLESH/CARNAL/EGO/OUTER MAN hates the INWARD MAN/CHRIST

Galatians 4:29
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

We see this in the stories of ESAU (Flesh) wanting to kill JACOB. Ishmael and Isaac. Cane and Abel. The list goes on and on. The FLESH profits nothing, to be carnally minded is DEATH, so of course the FLESH (ignorant/carnal thinking) will always want to put to death the SPIRIT (which is LIFE and peace). In other words, WHO WE THINK WE ARE is KILLING who we REALLY ARE.

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other:

Romans 8:7
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So what is this telling us?

Well, that the CARNAL MAN (who we thought, or think, we are), The EGO who who believes to be the master of the universe, the one who believes “they are in control”, the EGO man is the ONLY ENEMY of God there is.

This CARNAL/EGO MAN is a creation of all of our experiences and brainwashing in this world. We were taught in this world to put our faith in our senses. (Sight, Touch, Taste, Smell, Hearing) and yet the Sixth sense is “I SEE DEAD PEOPLE” all around because of it!

The instant mankind was cast out of the GARDEN and starting living/existing OUTSIDE of THE GARDEN instead of WITHIN IT. Mankind DIED, they became scared of God, hid from God, in the BRANCHES AND TREES, (which I will explain in detail later) – MANKIND lost their unity of the SPIRIT and DIED (BECAME IGNORANT)

This is the FALL we ALL took place in. And it starts everytime we are born in this hellish world(lusts of the world).

We began to believe we were Joe, Bobbie, Tabitha, etc. etc… we began to believe we “our EGO nature” is all there is. And the way we began to believe this was by eating from that TREE in the MIDDLE of the GARDEN we were told NOT TO EAT FROM. So what was that TREE? … Slow down there Tonto, I’ll get to it.

Let me frist start any explain where and what the GARDEN of EDEN really is. So we can put all of this “looking for the real location of Eden” behind us. I know if this TRUTH got out, the History would be peeved, well at least they could still look for the remains of the Arc. (I’m being sarcastic “church”.

So, I’ll explain what the GARDEN OF EDEN is, then I’m going to get all SCIENTIFIC on you. Now pay attention because this is REALLY AMAZING. I learned this years ago and thought it much more than a coincidence, back then. But like everything else I write, today was the day for me to write it and share it with you all. Then it WILL BE up to you to go to GOD WITHIN and see if it is true. (NEVER take the word of a MAN, Let every man be a liar, but let GOD BE TRUE.)

But, I believe that you will give a big “WOW” after reading this.

SO LET US BEGIN!

In the middle of the GARDEN, GOD placed ADAM (which I hope by now you understand is an allegory for all of MANKIND.) In fact the NAME ADAM in HEBREW is translated as MANKIND!

Okay, so back to the GARDEN. MANKIND was place INSIDE it. And inside the GARDEN there was a TREE that MANKIND(ADAM) was forbidden to EAT THE FRUIT OF… Now see if you can catch this.

Before eating the FRUIT (what this forbidden tree produced) of this TREE in the MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN, Mankind ONLY existed INSIDE/WITHIN the Garden. They were one with God and everything, there was no pain, fear, guilt, they were naked and were not ashamed. But AFTER eating the fruit of this cursed TREE in the MIDDLE of the GARDEN, Mankind began LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE GARDEN, and OUTSIDE of this Garden there is no peace. (Some of you caught that, for those who didn’t, continue on… por favor!)

QUESTION ONE: WHAT IS MAN?
Is man his body, flesh, blood and bones? Or IS MAN HIS thoughts?

ANSWER: Man is the SPIRIT/THOUGHTS that exist WITHIN his BODY.

I will simply explain this using scripture. So you see MAN is not the OUTWARD FORM, but really MAN exists WITHIN the OUTWARD FORM or APPEARANCE. (note: This will tie into Herod and Jesus soon)

EXPLANATION TIME:

MAN is made in the IMAGE OF GOD. Man is made in CHRIST. We become/are the body, mind, of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

People are blind to who they are IN CHRIST, because of their EGO/CARNAL thinking. God only has ONE CHILD (Mankind) and that ONE CHILD are all either DEAD IN ADAM or ALIVE in CHRIST.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

CHRIST is our LIFE SOURCE. Man and CHRIST are ONE. The problem is the CARNAL MAN (antichrist) thinks “He or She” is separate from God and everyone else, he lives in the TEMPORAL SENSUAL WORLD, he lives and exists OUTSIDE of HIMSELF (CHRIST).

Religion even places God, Heaven, and Christ OUTSIDE of us and says Jesus is STILL TO RETURN. Man places the TRUTH far away, when the TRUTH is WITHIN and always has been WITHIN. The problem is, if you are DEAD IN ADAM (ignorance) you don’t know who you are and you are living by your senses in the temporal world. You exist OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF (Christ) … But when CHRIST who is our LIFE is revealed to us/appears, we live and exist ONLY WITHIN.

CHRIST is our LIFE. Christ is the IMAGE of GOD. And where is CHRIST FOUND AGAIN? …. WITHIN US!

Colossians 1:27
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:

I went through all of this to SHOW YOU, that MANKIND (ADAM) was PLACED WITHIN the GARDEN of EDEN.

In other words, Mankind is not his body or anything EXTERIOR. The CARNAL MAN puts his faith and hope in everything outside of himself. The CARNAL man loves looking at themselves in the mirror, making muscles and all sorts of nonsence… (Or is that just me?) snicker, snicker… But CHRIST IS WITHIN us.

MANKIND (the IMAGE OF GOD) = CHRIST was placed WITHIN US.

Okay with that all said and done.

Genesis 2:8
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

What do you think that GARDEN is “CHURCH”, the ONE Man was PLACED INSIDE.

If MAN is not Flesh, as the FLESH profits nothing. If MAN is the SPIRIT within the BODY. Paul says we are to know NO MAN after the Flesh, but after the SPIRIT!

I shouldn’t really even have to explain this, but MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR FORM, Man lives WITHIN the exterior form. But that doesn’t mean that MAN LIVES WITHIN where he should, and that is the cause of all the suffering in this world and our lives.

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Catch that? Suffering presently because we put our faith and trust outside of ourselves, but the GLORY IS REVEALED IN US…

I digress, if MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR form. And we know MANKIND’S LIFE is CHRIST, which is SPIRIT not flesh and bone. Then MAN was PLACED within this BODY/FORM.

Isaiah 1:30
For ye shall be as a garden that hath no water.

I’ll come right out and tell you this…. The Garden is YOU! It is YOU, YOU, YOU! YOU are the GARDEN that CHRIST WAS PLACED IN. And DIED IN! And shall RESURRECT in.

John 19:41
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre

Where was CHRIST crucified again? GOLGATHA (The place of the SKULL) – The TRUTH was killed WITHIN US, in our MINDS. This is why, there was a GARDEN, and in that GARDEN A NEW TOMB.

John 19:41
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre

Translation: “Now in the place where our TRUE LIFE was put to death there was a BODY, and in this BODY a TOMB.”

Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

Where CHRIST (Our TRUE LIFE) was crucified there was a GARDEN and A TOMB. And CHRIST IS WITHIN. Killed at the PLACE OF THE SKULL. The Hope of Glory is not CHRIST coming OUTSIDE, but being REVEALED WITHIN.

WE, our BODIES, EGO’S, who we THINK WE ARE is the GARDEN of EDEN. God planted this GARDEN so he could place HIS IMAGE inside it TO TEND IT.

Why do you think Mary after, Jesus’s resurrection supposed him to be a GARDENER, the one who TENDS to the GARDEN (US)

The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Reign of GOD’S TRUTH/Christ) is WITHIN. And look at what it is compared to.

Luke 13:19
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN/CHRIST is all WITHIN US. We (who we think we are) is the GARDEN. And here the REIGN OF GOD’S WAYS is pictured as a TREE that GROWS into a GREAT TREE. (This TREE allegory will soon blow you away)

Because believe it or not this has SCIENTIFIC MERIT! Which I will soon get to.

So the GARDEN IS US, CHRIST is within us. So how did we begin to look for salvation outside of us? When did we begin to exist OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES (The Garden) instead of being one with the SPIRIT OF TRUTH within… Well let’s go to the beginning… Literally.

In GENESIS we see how ADAM/EVE were ONE until a deep SLEEP (ignorance) came upon MANKIND. a quick note, GOD DID THIS. He made MANKIND IGNORANT. There is a reason for this.

So, the SPIRIT OF GOD (ADAM) and the SOUL OF MAN (EVE) were SEPERATED –WITHIN THE GARDEN (US).

God did this because he knew it was not good for MANKIND TO BE ALONE (ONE)… So he separated the SOUL OF MAN from the SPIRIT OF GOD. Now we believe there are many, when truly there is only CHRIST.

WE are the GARDEN that all of this takes place IN.

What and who is the TREE OF LIFE (CHRIST) = WISDOM is a tree of life.

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

What is the TREE that kills? What is the CURSED TREE that when EVE AND ADAM ate from the fruit of they DIED (Became IGNORANT)? You ask.

Well both of these TREES are WITHIN US.

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

Now here is where the SCIENCE of our anatomy makes you go, COOOOOOL!

When MANKIND ate of the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, he DIED. Which means, Mankind (adam) became ignorant of his connection to God and everything. He was CAST OUT of the Garden.

This is pictured today as how all of us exist. We put our faith in what we see, touch, taste, smell, etc. That is what “we believe” is REAL TO US. And so we are LIVING outside OURSELVES (THE GARDEN) but in this exterior existence there will be no peace or freedom. Only thorns (cares of the world and lusts thereof)

So what was this NASTY TREE Mankind ate from that messed us up?

Well if we are the GARDEN PHYSICALLY, then the TREE in the MIDDLE OF US physically, would be called the NERVOUS SYSTEM!

WHATEVER JACOB! (Don’t believe me? Read on, IF YOU DARE!!!! Dun dun dunnnnnnn!)

It is interesting that our senses which is also our curse is in the Middle of us. It even looks like a TREE smack dab in the middle of us, don’t you think?

Here is a brief scientific explanation of what the NERVOUS SYSTEM does. And I clipped this from Kids Health. I figured a child like explanation was better for me, because I am not really that bright (insert smiley face)

ANATOMY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: “If you think of the brain as a central computer that controls all bodily functions, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. It does this via the spinal cord, which runs from the brain down through the back and contains threadlike nerves that branch out to every organ and body part.”http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/brain_nervous_system.html

NERVES THAT BRANCH OUT? — Well, there is another revelation waiting there “CHURCH”. BRANCHES.

Jeremiah 33:15
In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

You see, a BRANCH in scripture is an allegory for a THOUGHT, or THOUGHTS. And yes, once again SCIENCE backs this all up. Check it “CHURCH”

“Neurobiologists have gained new insights into how neurons control growth of the intricate tracery of BRANCHES called dendrites that enable them to connect with their neighbors. Dendritic connections are the basic receiving stations by which neurons form the signaling networks that constitute the brain’s circuitry”

DENDRITES look like the branches of a TREE. Looks almost like a FOREST of BRANCHES, doesn’t it. This is why they are called the BRANCHES. “Branches of Thought” — It is also another reason I subtitled my NOVEL, THE CALLING “A VOICE IN THE DEAD WOODS”
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The DEAD WOODS – being an allegory for MANKIND being lost in their CARNAL IGNORANT THOUGHTS/LIES/IMAGINATIONS.

Now here is where is gets COOL and WEIRD. This DENDRITIC CONNECTIONS are what makes our THOUGHTS… BRANCHES = THOUGHTS. Now watch this.

John 15:5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

CHRIST is our LIFE, we (OUR THOUGHTS) are the EXPRESSION of that LIFE. Now wait it gets better.

John 15:2
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Every THOUGHT rooted in OUR LIFE’S TRUTH grows and flourishes. But every THOUGHT (BRANCH) that is NOT rooted in this LIFE will be destroyed!

This has nothing to do with literal people being cast into infinite torture and burned endlessly. HOGWASH! This scripture has to do with how God redeems us with the TRUTH. Every DENDRITIC CONNECTION, every BRANCH, every THOUGHT that doesn’t produce the FRUIT OF CHRIST will ultimately be cast away.

Remember, WE ARE THE GARDEN. Christ was placed INSIDE the GARDEN to TEND IT.

John 20:15
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

But CHRIST (the TRUTH) died the INSTANT MANKIND’S SOUL followed after the SNAKE HANGING on that TREE (NERVOUS SYSTEM) in the middle.

Now here is where it gets REALLY weird. There is LITERALLY A SNAKE hanging from that TREE (The nervous system). It is called the REPTILIAN BRAIN. Don’t believe me? Well, look it up, or just read on, yet another scientific paragraph I clipped for you.

THE REPTILIAN BRAIN/COMPLEX
“The R-complex consists of the brain stem and the cerebellum. Its purpose is closely related to actual physical survival and maintenance of the body. The cerebellum orchestrates movement. Digestion, reproduction, circulation, breathing, and the execution of the “fight or flight” response in stress are all housed in the brain stem. Because the reptilian brain is primarily concerned with physical survival, the behaviors it governs have much in common with the survival behaviors of animals. It plays a crucial role in establishing home territory, reproduction and social dominance. The overriding characteristics of R-complex behaviors are that they are automatic, have a ritualistic quality, and are highly resistant to change.”
http://www.buffalostate.edu/orgs/bcp/brainbasics/triune.html

The REPTILIAN brain is bascially our lowest ANIMAL LIKE NATURE. The beastly qualities found in man. When we are seduced away by this, the LOWEST PART of our TRIUNE BRAIN (Limbic system, neo-cortex, Reptilian cortex) – We exist in the LUSTS OF THIS WORLD.

This is the SNAKE (our basest carnal thoughts) that is constantly trying to get us to bow down and worship him. And the most enlightening phrase in the above article is that the REPTILIAN BRAIN is highly resistant to change.

THE FLESH (sensual/carnal thinking) hates the SPIRIT (Truth,God, Our LIFE/CHRIST)

Romans 8:5
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

ONCE MANKIND started EATING (assimilating their knowledge) through the FRUIT (SENSES) provided by the NERVOUS SYSTEM (TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN). Mankind began to exist OUTSIDE of themselves, and it was the SNAKE that got us to do so.

Think about your life. What brings you comfort and joy? What makes you feel stable?

I would lying if I were to say, I didn’t care what people thought of me. I would be deceiving you all if I were to say that when I am hurt by people it doesn’t get me down. I would be lying if I were to say the weather and my circumstances don’t dictate my mood. I would be lying to you all if I said, “I don’t care if I’m in debt” and if I said, “I don’t feel safe with more money in the bank, I feel safe because I TRUST SOLEY IN GOD.”

Here is my point, even with ALL OF THIS understanding, that the TRUTH is WITHIN and that the answers are not WITHOUT. I myself find it hard to RE-ENTER the Garden of God while my EXTERNAL (CARNAL MAN) is fighting to keep me focused on the FRUIT of the TREE (NERVOUS SYSTEM).

But the TRUTH is within us all, and we will OVERCOME THE WORLD, because CHRIST IN US overcame it first. But why is it so hard to just ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM once and for all! Why do we struggle, suffer, etc, etc?

Well, there was placed at the GARDEN entrance something to KEEP US from re-entering in again.

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

What you’ll find interesting is these CHERUBIM are also woven in the VEIL that keeps people from the holiest of holies. These CHERUBIM are also on either side of the MERCY SEAT, keeping the MERCY SEAT in DARKNESS/SHADOW.

So let me tell you what these CHERUBIM are. The TRANSLATION for CHERUBIM is “IMAGINERY CREATURE” – which means, THEY DON’T EXIST.

This CHERUBIM is WHO WE THINK WE ARE. I know this is a lot of take in. But our CARNAL EGO is what keeps the TRUTH hidden WITHIN. It is our CARNAL EGO that keeps us LIVING OUTSIDE THE GARDEN (US) instead of WITHIN (where God and Christ sit)

Isaiah 37:16
O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between/WITHIN the cherubims.

Where else does God dwell “church”? … IN US!

Hebrews 9:5
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

A SHADOW blocks the LIGHT. The CHERUBIM keep the TRUTH HIDDEN within. This is what is keeping us from ENTERING INTO ETERNAL LIFE. (to know God and who we are)

This is why we must DIE TO OURSELVES (OUR EGO) You see, it is this COVERING CHERUB (flesh/carnal ego) that is keeping us from entering in.

Which brings us to HEROD and JESUS.

HEROD wanted JESUS dead. The ORIGINAL meaning and translation of the word “HEROD” from the GREEK, means “Outer covering, appearance” and Heroic.

Isn’t that something. HEROD – the OUTER COVERING/APPEARANCE/MAN’S FLESH wants to KILL Christ.

Remember, Herod was only a TEMPORARY KING set up by CARNAL MAN. He did not want to stop being in control. This is a symbol of why MANKIND teaches and believes “they are in control”, this antichrist nature in MAN wants to KILL the TRUTH for fear of losing control.

And while HEROD was on the hunt for CHRIST. Christ was forced to go HIDE IN EGYPT. (Bondage of the Flesh) – And it wouldn’t be until the OUTER COVERING CHERUB/HEROD (Man’s carnal nature is KILLED OFF) that CHRIST can RETURN to be revealed to ISRAEL.

Matthew 2: 19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. 21And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

So there is our entrance again into the GARDEN. The Hope of Glory is CHRIST WITHIN US, this is our TRUE NATURE.

For we were baptized into Christ’s death in the GARDEN, GOLGATHA, in our THINKING. But we are also RESURRECTED with CHRIST IN LIFE.

So stop eating from that TREE WITHIN. Stop putting your faith in the SEEN, FELT, TASTED, AND HEARD, and start putting your faith in the UNSEEN.

Romans 8: 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

“YOU ARE THE GARDEN, CHRIST IS WITHIN YOU, GO WITHIN AND BE FREE!”

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Who is Jesus’ Mother Anyway?

mary

WHO IS JESUS’ MOTHER ANYWAY?


When the disciples came to Jesus to tell him that his Mom and brothers were trying to get to him and couldn’t, Jesus did something that, if anyone did the same to their literal Mother, they’d never hear the end of it.

He basically said, look Mary and the fam aren’t my mother and brother, ONLY THOSE who do the will of my Father are my Mother and brother…

This reveals a great mystery to us… And sheds quite a bit of light on what it means to HONOR Mother and Father… Let’s take a look at that scripture.

Matt 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

This reveals a great mystery over who ACTUALLY GIVES BIRTH to Christ!

 Who really is Christ’s mother?…  Because you see, Jesus said while pointing out at those who were following him, “Behold My Mother” then he goes on to explain that those who do the will of God is the same as brother, sister and mother.

Now what does this mean spiritually? Well it means, that THOSE who do the will of God, GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST.

Remember the Hope of Glory, is not Christ coming to you OUTSIDE YOU, it is  CHRIST IN YOU…  Not outside you, not far from you, not returning to you, not forsaking you unless you do this or that… The hope of Glory is CHRIST IN YOU! The revealed mystery of God. – And when you understand this mystery, you will do GOD’S WILL.

So the question is… How do we do the WILL OF GOD? The answer is all over scripture, and it is not by keeping man made tradition, tithing, or handing out tracks at your local bus stop… Here is the ONLY WAY.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The WILL OF GOD is to have our THOUGHTS RENEWED. The WILL of God is for us to know the truth of who we are, and who everyone else is in relation to us. For we are ALL ONE in Christ.

So here Jesus is telling us, His Mother, Brother, Sister, etc, are those that DO THE WILL OF GOD, they are those who have HAD THEIR MINDS RENEWED, to prove what is Good and Acceptable  and perfect (whole) in God.

Who is the Mother of Christ? Those who know the truth, those who do the will of the FATHER are those that GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST… They are the MOTHER of Christ, they are the brother and sister of Christ… Our literal families are a wonderful representation of the spiritual… But the LITERAL is not the SPIRITUAL.

46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Much like our literal Mother, a seed must be planted, a process begins as that seed grows, great labor pains ensue, the child is birthed and slowly grows and matures…. This is EXACTLY what happens SPIRITUALLY with CHRIST IN US.

Christ’s Mother is an allegory for OUR SOUL… our sense of being… In scripture this is represented by the literal mother of Jesus Mary which ironically means “Man’s rebellion” in Greek… Out of Man’s rebellious spirit the truth is planted, grows and becomes the Christ… A seed must first DIE to resurrect and produce many others.

This is all a picture of how Christ is RISEN in us. Christ IS risen IN US the instant we do GOD’S WILL (we enter the Truth)

Let’s take a look at how scripture describes how Mary was impregnated… THE HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOWED HER….

Luke 1:35
And 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.

So after the HOLY SPIRIT overshadows Mary, the HOLY thing born is called the SON OF GOD…

Now if the MOTHER of Christ, are those that do the WILL OF THE FATHER, that must mean when the Holy Spirit overshadows US, when the TRUTH of God becomes greater in us and overshadows the truth of our carnal soul, then the CHRIST is concieved inside us.

To better see a picture of this, lets take a look at another place in scripture where this “OVERSHADOWING” happens, to better understand how this is also speaking of us.

ACTS 2: 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

When we are overshadowed by God’s Truth (Holy Spirit) we are Baptised into a new name, the name Christ and the SON OF GOD is birthed inside us.

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

And when CHRIST is birthed inside of us, that day the world knows that Christ is in the Father and the Father is in Christ and they (who are ONE) become ONE in us, with us, as US.

Many see Christ Jesus, ressurecting outside of us, even though, we are clearly told we are his body… We are told he is the fistborn of the DEAD. Most take this to mean, the literal Jesus was literally dead and he was the first to literally rise from it… But let me offer an alternative view.

The ONLY DEATH we need to rise from is the DEATH OF SIN (carnal ignorance) – we need to RISE from the DEATH of ADAM. And when we do, we enter the WILL OF GOD… You see ADAM’S DEATH was his exiting the will of God, for the ways of the world (lusts eyes, flesh, pride of life)… and all of humanity are DEAD (carnal/ignorant) in this world… But those that RENEW their minds, will find, CHRIST RISING INSIDE.

For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

1 Cor 15:  20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Notice the word “DEAD” it does not say, Christ is RISEN from HIS DEATH, but from the DEAD (HUMANITIES IGNORANCE) – And then the rest of the sentence takes the nail out of this ignorant coffin.

…and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

THEM, is PLURAL… Christ RISES from HUMANITIES DEATH and he Becomes the FIRSTFRUITS OF THEM that SLEPT (were ignorant)

 21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

Notice, the word “MAN” here is not a singular word, but plural…By MANKIND came DEATH (IGNORANCE AND REBELLION) and by MANKIND also comes the RESSURECTION (ENLIGHTENMENT) of the DEAD (IGNORANT MAN)

 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

For those who don’t think everyone will experience this, look at the verse above… ALL DIE IN ADAM (ignorance) ALL LIVE IN CHRIST (TRUTH)

When the TRUTH overshadows the LIES we have believed, then INSIDE OUR SOUL the SEED OF CHRIST (TRUTH) is born. Then the process begins, until CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL.

So truly, we, who have the TRUTH, and are in God’s will, are Christ’s Mother, Brother, and Sister.

Oh and I know what you’re saying… there is only ONE MOTHER OF JESUS, and she was a LITERAL VIRGIN… Now, I’m not going to arue this point, as a Virgin, in every religion and philosophy and mythology is used to descibe the birth of a savior. A Virgin, has not had “relations” with mankind… Having sex is a symbol of giving birth to a child, the seed being implanted in the womb… Symbolically, a Virgin does not have MAN’S SEED but God’s seed, in other words, only the TRUTH is planted and birthed. But let’s also look at the other allegories used for the “Church”

Matthew 25:1
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

In this parable, we see the VIRGINS are a picture of those waiting for their SAVIOR to IMPREGNATE AND MARRY THEM.

In fact, all over scripture you hear the word Virgin, Virgin of Zion, Virgin of Babylon, Virgin of Israel, Virgin of etc and etc…

So when people came to Jesus saying, his mother and brothers were here to speak with him. He pointed to all the believers and said, “THOSE THAT DO THE WILL OF GOD ARE MY BROTHERS, SISTERS AND MOTHERS”

Jesus was teaching a great lesson. For indeed, we are the VIRGIN that gives birth to our SAVIOR (Immanuel) = which means “God WITH US/IN US”

This is the Hope of Glory, Christ IN YOU, not outside you. — This is why I write these papers, hoping it opens the eyes of your understanding, so I too can say, as Paul said.

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

It is all about the INWARD not Outward. Remember the Kingdom of God DOES NOT COME WITH OBSERVATION.

You see, when we understand the symbolism of us being CHRIST’S MOTHER… then this next passage in Isaiah truly hits home.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

The word BORN translated from the HEBREW, means (to bear, bring forth, beget) — Literaly WE bring forth the CHRIST WITHIN. We are infact the Mother’s of Jesus as well as the brothers and sisters.

I just want to add, this paper, as all of my other papers in no way are discounting what literally happened or did not happen. I simply want to explain what these literal or non-literal stories reveal about the spirit of God and how, by understanding them, we can grow in grace. So, I do not say Mary did not exist, nor will I say she wasn’t a virgin, but I will say, that the only thing that matter to me, is that I am the VIRGIN that gives birth to Christ TODAY!

Peace to you all,
Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org
“The Truth Will Change You”