Follow The Signs

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FOLLOW THE SIGNS!

I wanted to kick off the new and improved look of my website, which I hope makes it easier to read and navigate, with an essay I wrote many, many years ago. This is one only a few close to me have seen. It is indeed an eye opener and a reminder that not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord” is for the truth of the Kingdom.

First, I want to personally thank all of you for your great support and encouragement. It is so very needed today, we must all lift each other up especially when facing difficult times. And the times for many have been difficult, which is why I am always available for your emails, comments, and even phone calls. For those who want to email me personally, who are not already connected to me on facebook, please do send it to Thomascalls@aol.com. I so look forward to hearing all you have to say and being there for you in your time of need. Remember, of course, I am only one man and it may take time for me to respond, but I will.

In any event, I have been sharing lately about the Signs of The Times. I have taken some criticism about this but this is nothing new to me and I know that criticism will come, but the truth lasts forever and cannot be moved. Anyone who takes the time to investigate all that I share will see that it is more important now, than ever before, to have faith, to love, to forgive, and to fear not. – I know this is easier said than done, but those who practice make perfect and perfect is a place we all are already seated in to begin with.

In church I was told miraculous stories about Jesus and his disciples. I was also told that one day, I too would be able to accomplish such feats. Many of you reading this today most likely, at some point in your life, believed that one day, like Jesus, you could literally walk on water. Like me, as a child, perhaps you have even dared to walk across the pool at the local YMCA only to find that you can’t do these things regardless of how hard you tried to believe you could.

We are even taught that these stories, these wonderful miraculous stories about how the enlightened could walk on water, heal the sick, speak foreign tongues, drink any poisonous thing and not be affected, and more, are signs of sorts.

It seemed to me when I was younger that many who call themselves Pastor, Bishop, etc, wanted to prove they had this “POWER”. And yes, every church I went too, supposedly had someone who “knew someone” who was healed, or experienced such power, like sight being given to the blind… and that is a beautiful thing. But the question I always had was, do these men and women who make such grand claims have the powers they claim?

Do they have the SIGNS that FOLLOW?

We have for too long been the victim of charlatans like the some big stars on Faith Based TV, who have made an extravagant living supposedly healing the sick and performing these “signs”. Of course, they lack actual tangible proof. And when proof is sought after those that prove it is a con, a sham, a business for liars, as many exposes have shown, these investigators are called instruments of Satan and they are condemned.

And sadly, many who have put their faith in these men and women continue to follow blindly. Yet, many of these men and women, according to me are trying to the enter the kingdom another way.

John 10:1-2
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

And I am one, however, who HAS entered in… 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out….

So, I am here to say, the TRUE MIRACLE isn’t a literal healing or miraculous spectacle, it is actually hiding away within the heart of man. And as I have said time, and time again, is that the TRUTH of these passages of scripture that literally describe such feats, is hidden away within the text.

The things of the Kingdom are a mystery. This is a puzzle people and we are given the noble task of putting all the pieces back together again.

It is the GLORY OF GOD to CONCEAL A THING and the HONOR of KINGS to SEARCH OUT A MATTER!

When the prophet was told to seal up the book. It would take a KEY to open it once again.

Jesus spoke about giving us the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM… KEYS UNLOCK DOORS… don’t they?

Keys are also used to interpret and reveal the mysteries hidden in scripture. Keys are used to solve problems and after decades of study and experience I am now going to share a KEY with you that will forever change the way you see things in scripture. For some this may not be new, but for those new to this site, this will change your life.

Matthew 16:19
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.

So did Jesus give us the KEYS to supernatural powers… Can we really bind in earth what is bound in heaven? Well, to a certain extent we can. For example, whatever a man believes he receives. If you believe your life is miserable it will become miserable and vice versa. Now, that my friend is one KEY to living a life of wonder indeed. But how many truly believe that their thoughts and prayers and ideas can influence the world around them? I for one do. But that is another essay for another time. Not to mention, something I have written and spoken about completely over the years. Use the search bar for more.

But the question remains, is NATURAL man able to do what the scripture state Jesus did? Are we endued with the ability to phase through walls, raise people from the dead, and more? Or is there more for us to understand?

Years ago, I would say, most likely… not. Because as you will find with this essay, the more important lesson is to understand the allegorical meaning of these scriptures. However, I will add… I do not believe anything is impossible. And scripture literally agrees with me.

“With Faith ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!” “With God nothing shall be impossible for you”

So let’s take a look at these “signs that follow” those enlightened to the truth and find out what the deeper meaning is.

I challenge you from here on out to approach the scriptures as if solving a puzzle… Look for the hidden treasure within the “field of each verse”.

Let us see with new eyes the meaning of such accounts and learn how we eventually can do the same.

MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Sadly, many today take these words as literally true. Some go so far to “prove their faith” that they hold poisonous snakes and actually drink small amounts of arsenic, to show the world how GODLY and SUPERNATURAL they are. This in my opinion is not the brightest thing to do. That being said, we are not living in the brightest of times. There is more darkness in the land today than many are aware of. And those in that darkness (ignorance) hate the light (enlightenment of truth) but as far as the above scripture goes, the misinterpretation can end here.

These essays I write are meant to open the windows of heaven that many religious leaders, and years of indoctrination from family members and friends have closed shut.

Today, we look at Mark 16 in a new light.

Now, while there are a host of false claims about the “signs that follow believers” out there, today I will deal very specifically with those snake handling, poison drinking, tongue speaking believers we read about in scripture.

So, let’s begin:

MARK 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I’d like to simply address this passage in Mark by pointing out that what we are seeing here is what I describe as “word pictures”. 

The author is painting a picture for us. It would be a mistake to take this literally. If one takes this literally, one might find themselves dancing with rattlers, getting bit, and dying because they were trying to prove an egotistical point built upon ignorance.

We must instead seek wisdom…

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

WISDOM is the TREE OF LIFE… We eat from this TREE we are set free indeed!

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

Happy also are those with a wholesome tongue (Those who speak out of wisdom). By our words we are judged. Meaning, if you judge your life to be miserable… it will be!

We do indeed have power to shape and reshape our lives, and the world, this you will find… however, it has nothing to do with being able to drink real poison and live… (that would be silly and unwise)

I want you to understand that when you know the TRUTH (about who you, and who others are) it sets you free from the lies you have believed. These lies hurt you, not just physically as is the case for those who believed they could drink arsenic and live, but emotionally as well.

When you have the wrong understanding it is the death (ignorance) of TRUTH, and ultimately who you really are.

Ignorance is not bliss… it is the beginning of every evil thought and deed.

Ever since there was a “Holy book” mankind has grabbed hold of it and used it as a sword. The scriptures warn of this, how many would forsake the truth for the power the LIE offered…. “If you bow down and serve the Carnal Ego of man, you can do whatever you want and step on anyone in the process”… The carnal ego of man (the devil) will also convince you that you can KILL to get what you want, while using the Bible as justification. As evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of years people have been murdered in God’s name, and worse.

Being ignorant of what scripture means is the reason wars have been fought in the name of God, people have been tortured in the name of God, crosses have been burned in the name of God, and people are condemned on a regular basis in the name of God…. And while this one article may not open the world’s eyes and end all of that, perhaps it can open the eyes of some young man in the South who is about to take hold of a rattler at his father’s service.

Jesus said, the Kingdom of God is a Mystery… So when we read about miraculous and supernatural events we must use the KEYS given to us, to see what these passages really mean. Considering, to those without understanding, Jesus only spoke in parable.

Matthew 13:34
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them

So I will try to unlock the meaning of this passage in Mark by using these very same “keys of the kingdom”.

Quick recap: What does a key do? … A KEY opens doors, treasures, gates, and more, as well as locks them. In geography to understand a map once must use the “Key”. For Math a Key is used to solve any and every problem. The same is true for scripture. The KEYS of the Kingdom are tools given to us within the body of scripture, and within our heart(spirit/mind), to interpret and understand what is being shared.

So, why all the mystery, shrouded messages, and allegory, you say?

Well, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a TREASURE hidden in a field (US) and in this life we are given this great adventure to rediscover the very meaning of life, and rediscover who we really are in it. The TRUTH, when found, sets us free from the ignorance of who we think we are, and what we have believed… Mind you, the TRUTH sets us free from all ERROR.

From the moment you were born, the FIRST YOU (Adam) was formed. You were given a name, told what is acceptable and what is not, how to act, what to eat, when to go to bed, to get up, what to wear, what to learn and how to learn it… the list goes on and on. That’s the TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL that we are made subject to. NOT WILLINGLY MIND YOU…

Romans 8:20
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

We were force-fed lie after lie, “good boys do this”, “bad girls wear their hair like that”, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, God in the literal sky, hell, and a host of other nonsense man created to cover their own shame and ignorance. (Fig leaves). By now, you must know this FIRST PERSON you have been formed into is NOT THE SPIRIT you truly are…. Who you think you are is an image, nothing more… and it merely appears to be alive. The LIFE is the spirit within you!

Now, in the ignorance of the FIRST MAN – FIRST YOU – ALL DIE. Meaning, the instant we believe we are mere moral human beings we become only that and we physically die… Spiritually, this is significant because it means WITHIN we DIE as well. “To be carnally minded is death”

1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (power and wisdom of God) shall all be made alive.

If you have a mountain of worries and fears, you can thank the fear that has been passed down from generation to generation for that.

YOU have been POISONED since birth with lies, insecurities, and bias from your parents, friends, and the world at large.

This is why Jesus said, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN! Because the FIRST YOU is an ignorant shame filled, fearful, horns-waggled wretch… BUT THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE! YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD!

And when you see this, you will understand that you don’t need to prove anything by doing the impossible. You don’t need to prove the existence of God by pretending people are being healed, you just KNOW GOD IN TRUTH AND SPIRIT and you LOVE… THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!

The TRUTH of who we are has been HIDDEN WITHIN US. And now is the day when we are being pulled out of such foolishness to REVEAL the TRUTH TO ALL!

After all, it is the GLORY OF GOD to conceal a thing… And CHRIST (power and wisdom of God) does indeed COME (is revealed) in the GLORY OF GOD (the concealed thing) … ahhh but that is a different topic for a different day…

So, let’s us begin to use  the Keys found in scripture to uncover the meaning of …

MARK 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Let’s take it in parts. Let’s start by finding out, once and for all, what DEVILS are. Oooooowww a spoooooky subject, especially since we are just about to celebrate Halloween, which of course, some would go so far to condemn people for celebrating.

Back to the DEVIL… Interesting to note, DEVIL spelled backwards is LIVED… A great side note: The DEVIL is the accuser of the brethren… So is Moses (anyone see that?) – but think about it, do you accuse yourself of the things you do in the future of those things you did in the past.

LIVED=DEVIL – That’s just a cool thing to ponder. Moving on….

So, what are these DEVILS, that Jesus and company love to cast out? Are they some spooky demons flying around possessing people, making them vomit pea soup and make their heads spin all the way around? … Are devils spirit beings that possess people to worship Satan by convincing people to dress up as a favorite super hero for Halloween? 🙂 Well, of course not!

Demons, devils, etc, these are not literal evil beings outside of us and Jesus agrees. There are no spooky devils flying around outside of us, fighting literal battles in an invisible realm in the worlds… No one is literally being possessed by creatures outside of them, that go into them…

You see, Jesus said “Nothing that GOES INTO A MAN defiles him.”

People there is nothing OUTSIDE of us can possess us unless we allow it. And NO BEING possesses us, we are only possessed by WORDS. And from birth we have been poisoned with every one of them out here in the world. In ADAM all die… We are all programmed into worshiping fear and suffering. This is why every wicked thought is already in the heart of carnal man, whose mind is on evil all the time. You see our carnal nature is a “hot mess” and we enter sin when we are drawn away by OUR OWN LUSTS, not when we are possessed by things that simply aren’t true.

James 1:14
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

SOOOOO, it is our LUST that TEMPTS US…. Wait a minute! Hold the phone…. I thought only SATAN tempts…

1 Corinthians 7:5
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your inconsistency.

Is it possible that SATAN the father or ALL LIES, is OUR CARNAL LUST? The very same SERPENT placed in the GARDEN (Within us) tempting us to continue to EAT of the wrong tree. (the Temporal world and all its trappings and vain traditions and beliefs)- It is interesting to note, the BRAIN STEM IS called the REPTILIAN BRAIN – and it is in fact hanging on the TREE of our NERVOUS SYSTEM (controlling our sensual sights, sounds, tastes, touch, etc) — Now, that is interesting. The REPTILIAN BRAIN (Brain stem) which is known for dealing with our LOWEST AND MOST CARNAL FUNCTIONS… isn’t science fun?

Our LUST is what draws us away from the truth, our LUST for power, acceptance, wealth, and more… this is why people will believe about anything they are told so long as they can hold unto the idea that “they are somehow more important, or smarter than another” — The ego can make you punish someone for simply seeing things differently, and convince you to turn your back and banish this person, and then pat you on the back for doing such to even your own son or daughter. Ask the Catholics, Jehovah’s witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, etc etc

These devilish beliefs are the cause of our suffering. These devils (lies we believe) cause us to hurt ourselves and others… And so, when we read in scripture that one of the SIGNS that follow the believer is that you will have POWER OVER DEVILS… it really means you have the power to rise above your carnal ego and petty fears.

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils

When you believe the TRUTH, you will be able to share it… as I am sharing it. And when you come upon those who are possessed by lies, you can share that truth and set them free from the lies they believe, which ultimately do great harm.

These “DEVILS” that we are to have power over are not spooky creatures outside of us. They are lies, false beliefs and mindsets we have inside of us… A result of years of brainwashing and gullibility.

Today we see people how far a lie can be taken. People will kill in the name of God. People will kill themselves because they have believed the lies inside them that says “it’s better to end it all”… When Jesus came across people who did not know the truth and they, because of their ignorance stood against him, he said… “You are of your father the Devil” — meaning these people were a result of the lies the carnal ego within man declared them to be. Satan’s seed, is not “Rosemary’s Baby”, the seed of SATAN are the lies people ignorantly believe.

The below scripture describe what Devils and Demons are.

DEUT 36:17 They sacrificed unto DEVILS, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

The people were sacrificing unto GODS THEY MADE UP, Gods they CREATED. God’s their FATHERS FEARED NOT… These devils were creations of the carnal mind. They were false beliefs, like Santa Claus, etc. New religions pop up every day. All a result of the clever carnal ego within mankind. The world is FILLED with DEVILS (False BELIEFS) because of it. And this is why those who have the good pleasure of calling themselves “Believers” are given the power to CAST OUT SUCH!

THE LIES KEEPING MANKIND IN CHAINS need to be revealed and destroyed by the truth.

2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Notice, the word “Imagination” here. Anything that is MADE UP, make-believe, fairy tales, etc, any imagination that exalts itself ABOVE THE KNOWLEDGE of God needs to be cast down.

DID YOU CATCH THAT PEOPLE?

This means, the MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE IS FOR YOU TO FIND OUT IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD!

Anything that takes precedence in your life, over this… anything you consider more important than this… must be CAST DOWN. We need to cast out the LIES people, rid ourselves and others of false beliefs… these are the DEVILS we are giving power over.

Let me give you a good example of how the DEMONS “LIES WE BELIEVE” are cast out.

There was a time people believed the Earth was the center of the universe and that the EARTH was flat… Anyone who said differently was condemned as a heretic, and those people who believed the LIE (demon) did not want to hear different. No one wants to admit they are wrong. The ego of man, will not take that lightly.

People would rather continue on in their ignorance rather than question and seek after the truth no matter what the cost.

And yet, the DEMON of a lie (that the earth is flat and the center of the universe) is eventually cast out once the TRUTH IS is expressed and understood.

You see the TRUTH is the only thing that is eternal, the LIE is temporal (temporary). That is good news, because no matter how long the TRUTH lies buried beneath a lie it will always RISE and DESTROY the LIE with the BRIGHTNESS of its coming (revealing).

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

A better translation for that verse would be: When the truth is known and spoken, the words of truth shall consume the lies believed and forever destroy them.

Like proving the world is not flat by showing someone deceived satellite imagery … Once people are presented with the TRUTH, the DEVILS are cast out.

This is one of the signs that follow… Once the believers SEES the truth… the LIE which seems to be, but truly is not… is DESTROYED.

Revelation 17:11
And the beast that was, and IS NOT

Christ, who is TRUTH, casts out Demons left and right. This is what the stories of Jesus casting out demons really means.

Jesus said, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE… A devil is a LIE… Notice, how Jesus puts those possessed back into their RIGHT MIND (which actually means “RIGHTEOUSNESS”).

Mark 5:15
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind

Many LIES have been cast out of me as well over the years. (SYMBOLICALLY) I too cut myself with stones (I abused myself with the Laws AND lies of Men), and I was in chains (Fear) dwelling in Tombs (my carnal mind) … But these LIES are no longer welcome in me, the TRUTH freed me of the lies, and now only the SWINE (carnal people) have a place for these false beliefs.

So YES, we have power over Demons and we can CAST THEM OUT! But DEMONS are simply the FALSE BELIEFS people have, and it is the SPOKEN TRUTH we have been given (within us) that FREES THEM!

Matthew 7:5
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Before we can cast out the DEMON (LIE) SPIRITS (THOUGHTS) of others, first we must be rid of our own. And believe me, it is easy to find fault in others, as opposed to really searching one’s own heart. The carnal EGO (devil) of man, doesn’t want that. And when you find a false belief, and you know that you know that it isn’t true… PLUCK IT OUT! If anything you believe OFFENDS YOU… If anything you do, brings you suffering or shame, rid yourself of it.

Matthew 18:9
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Now, this above passage is not talking about cutting out your EYE, but your “perception” of a thing. If your perception of God is offensive and condemning to you, “GET RID OF IT”, otherwise you will continue to suffer from the LIES you believe. It’s better to get rid of your false beliefs rather than to suffer because of them.

Galatians 4:30
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.

CAST OUT THE LIES THAT KEEP YOU BOUND! And use the TRUTH AND LOVE to rid yourselves of these DEMONS.

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

When we cast out the LIES in these people, we return them to their RIGHT MIND. And in so doing, we HEAL them. Remember God does not care about the OUTWARD MAN, but the INWARD MAN — THE CHRIST IN YOU.

2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Now let us look at another part of this scripture… the part that states, that we can take up serpents and not be hurt… What is this sign that follows those that believe?

MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Does God give us the power to pick up a rattler, be bit and shake it off without the need of anti-venom? Or is the serpents a symbol of something else? The answer is not hard to find.

Another key I offer to you is using a bible search engine… Look up certain words, and read everything you can about what those words are. For example, when you see the word “serpent”, look for other passages and SEE if the word “serpent” might actually be another “word picture” that describes something else completely.

FOR EXAMPLE: Here it is easy to find the word SERPENT used to describe religious people.

Matthew 23:33
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

How many times did Jesus call the Religious leaders serpents? MANY.

When Paul was adding sticks to the fire and a serpent bit him and he shook it off and was not harmed, do you really think Paul was attacked by a literal poisonous snake? Or could it be that he was sharing the truth and as he did so, some religious people came along and sank their teeth into him? Could it be instead of getting upset, Paul simply SHOOK it off?


Acts 28
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

Look at that again… the PEOPLE were angry and attacked Paul because they “kindled a fire” – THAT FIRE being the TRUTH – and Paul started this FIRE because of the PRESENT RAIN/TEACHING and because it was COLD (NO LOVE IN IT) — This is a story that means to show us a greater truth.

The signs that follow a believer is a FIRE will be started in their present teaching, the truth will be shared, and it will anger some, and the believers may be attacked, defamed, discredited and worse from these “barbarians”, however when BIT this venom has no effect… WE CAN SHAKE THE ATTACKS OF OTHERS AWAY when we BELIEVE!

SHAKE IT OFF! We have power over the lies of Religious men and women.

Is not more plausible that when you believe and know THE TRUTH (Christ) the SIGN THAT FOLLOWS is that you can meet with, debate with, speak with, be condemned by, love, and forgive those who believe lies and preach lies.

We know scripture is clear, the SERPENT was more subtile than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. The serpent is and was a liar. For many years, SERPENT preacher/priests/spiritual guru’s/ and more/ have come and gone in my life. They sunk their fangs deep into me, told me that I was possessed, in error, lost, condemned, I have been called many things… But I always sat back and SORT of knew… they knew NOT what they do. I shook it off.

Doesn’t it make more sense that when we know the TRUTH if we meet a SERPENT preaching lies (venom/demon) we can endure their false teachings and slander and not even feel be hurt by it all… – OR do you believe that this scripture is stating to prove we believe we must get bit my literal poison snakes and not die?

LOOK, we can hear all the lies from these snakes, we can visit with those who believe their lies, we can have the lies shouted into our ears and watch them on TV and yet, the poison that comes out of these serpents mouths, the LIES of the Religious and Worldly can not hurt us anymore. Because we KNOW THE TRUTH.

Which brings us drinking any DEADLY THING.

First of all… let’s look again what PRODUCES DEATH, before we get into this.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death

That’s right, once again, DEATH = IGNORANCE = BELIEVING LIES

And again… “the wages of SIN is death” — And from other essays I have written by now you should know that SIN simply means to miss the mark, or to miss the truth… proverbs calls the thought of foolishness SIN…

Once again, DEATH is the result of IGNORANCE — LIFE IS WISDOM AND BEING ENLIGHTENED TO THE TRUTH

SO, if the serpent is the LIAR, than the poison must be the LIE! And once again, we find this in many places in scripture.

Romans 3: 11
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used DECEIT; the POISON OF ASPS is under their lips:

You see, DECEIT = LIES = POISON to the SPIRIT, WHICH produces DEATH (ignorance, carnal thinking). Notice how their THROAT (where our words become vibration) is called an open tomb… meaning THE LIES THEY SPEAK invite people to experience the DEATH (ignorance) they exist in. This is why Jesus said of the deceived Pharisees, “you scour the earth to make one proselyte and make them twice more the son of hell you are yourself.”

For those who DON’T know the TRUTH, and only know LIES we find “poison” under their lips. We find poison on their tongues. Not LITERAL poison mind you… LIES!

PSALMS 58:
3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, SPEAKING LIES. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:

It’s all there in two verses, the WICKED (IGNORANT) speak LIES, and these LIES ARE POISON, and it is like that of a SERPENT.

It should be very clear that another SIGN that follows believers is that the Lies of Man and this world cannot hurt them.

The Devils (False Beliefs) the Serpents (Those who spread lies) and the Poison (The lies themselves) cannot hurt those who believe… Nor can those who are enlightened to the truth speak these lies, or believe them anymore… IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!

BELIEVERS have been given a NEW MIND, and it is the TESTIMONY OF CHRIST. And when you are given the TRUTH will be given a NEW TONGUE! A Cloven (separated) Tongue of Fire… Your WORDS (sword) will be separated from the lies of the world and they will be like a fire burning down the lies inside of all mankind.

These are the NEW TONGUES we are given. Not gibberish, God is not the author of Confusion.

MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

These New tongues are actually our NATIVE language. THE TRUTH can only be heard by those who KNOW this NATIVE LANGUAGE OF TRUTH. Which, basically means… WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH FOR WE COME FROM IT, and when the time is right we will RECOGNIZE it AS TRUTH! To some of you reading this essay, the words I write make such sense. They are great confirmation. To others, it sounds like a foreign tongue.

To others, we, like the apostles before us, might even seem like drunk fools. Many people won’t be able to understand the words of the Kingdom, which is why it is so important for us to INTERPRET the TRUTH carefully and without condemnation, with patience and in all meekness.

Not everyone will agree with this paper I have written, but that’s okay, one day EVERYONE WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT SHALL SET US ALL FREE FROM THE LIES OF THE WORLD!

This is why when Religious people attack me, I shake it off, it doesn’t hurt me. When I am told I am wrong and that I must believe what others say, I drink that poison in and it doesn’t hurt me because I know the truth and it has set me free. And when I see people who are spiritually sick and hurting, I can tell them, it’s going to be okay, and that Truth spoken becomes the very OIL (wisdom) that can heal them.

Our words do not return void… Whatever we put out there returns to us, and accomplishes what we sent it out to for to begin with.

So don’t throw that Holy Water on someone who you think is possessed, they are merely confused and ignorant of the truth. Love them, comfort, and lead them into TRUTH and watch those LIES (demons) disappear. Put down that Rattler Bob, John, and Ruth, be like the STICKS;that are bundled together and hear the truth just don’t bite the messenger like that “viper” did when;the preaching got to hot to handle. And stay;away from any and all POISON that causes you to fear.

There is torment in fear and God has not given us the spirit of it. So that means… FEAR IS A LIE and you, the believer, are meant to CAST IT OUT! Because these are the signs that follow!

I hope this study has blessed you. Forgive any spelling mistakes, I write very quickly and don’t revise much. Please, please, please SUBSCRIBE, SHARE AND LET THE WORLD KNOW WHAT YOU THINK… This site and everything I share here is free, please feel free to use it an anyway you would like by simply crediting this site, so those you share with can find everything else this site has to offer. Much love to you and yours, Jacob

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TRADING SWORDS FOR KEYS

TRADING SWORDS FOR KEYS

This morning I started reading First John in the New Testament and felt like sharing a couple of things with you all. I mainly want to show you how I “see” (perceive) scripture, and how I come to say and write the things I say and write.

You see when I read scripture sometimes things pop out at me, certain words, over the years, I have come to know are allegorical of certain things… For example “Light” is symbolic of “TRUTH/GOD/WISDOM” -Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light”.

John 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy WORD is truth.

Through connecting a lot of dots you begin to find more. When you want to know what a certain passage means, or what to find the symbolism and the spiritual meaning behind it all you need to do is find a witness of it in scripture. BUT FIRST, I guarantee something inside you will give you a hint. You’ll find yourself thinking “I bet the Virgins Lamps, in the parable of the Virgins, was actually the WORD/LOGOS/LOGIC/WISDOM of God.” — You will deduce this because you will remember another passage where the WORD of God is compared to a Lamp, or a light to your feet.

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path

Now when you get that. You understand, anything that produces LIGHT, whether it is the Sun, A Lamp, A Candle, etc… is all symbolism for the TRUTH/WISDOM/UNDERSTANDING/LOGIC of God. Which is why we are to let our LIGHT shine.

Many people come into greater understanding, but are still in religious organizations that would frown on such insight. So for many, they bottle it up, they keep that LIGHT hidden away, because of fear. Which, we know God doesn’t give us the spirit(thoughts) of.

Luke 8:16
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.

No, we are to SO LET THIS LIGHT SHINE! So those who are desiring to ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM (reign) of GOD…. CAN! You see, we in effect are a candle, we are a lamp, God provides the FIRE that ignites us so the whole world can know the TRUTH.

Psalm 18:28
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Proverbs 20, says the Spirit (Thoughts) of Man, IS the CANDLE.

So if the “LIGHT” or anything that emanates “LIGHT” is a symbol for God’s Wisdom, Power, and Truth (Christ)… Then when do you believe Darkness to be? …. That’s right, IGNORANCE. I’ll use another word HELL.

Proverbs 4:19
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they KNOW NOT at what they stumble

2 Peter 2:4
For if God spared not the messengers that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness

When many read this passage, they think of infinite burning and torture. But what really is being said here is that, God’s doesn’t even spare his messengers from the depths of ignorance (hell), and even his messengers are delivered into chains (the bondage of) darkness (ignorance).

When you walk in Darkness, you don’t know which way to go, where you are going, and what path you are on. In darkness, you don’t know much, beside the darkness you are in. But a lit Candle will help show you some of the way. And the FULL SUN will show you the whole picture, you won’t stumble, you’ll be able to walk and you will know everything that you did not “perceive/see” when you were in darkness.

Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise man’s eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

By now, you should be able to understand the meaning of darkness in Solomon’s rant of the vanity of this temporal world and the cares thereof.

A Wise man = One who understands the Truth of God, has EYES (perception) in his HEAD (thinking)… But the FOOL (those that don’t know God “the fool in his heart says there is no God) walks (exists) in Darkness (Ignorance)

GET IT? Good… moving on.

So this is what I am about to do with 1st John 1. I am going to go through line by line and basically interpret it as a symbolist would. And yes that is a word, look it up. Symbology is the study and use of symbols to find meaning. That is what we MUST do to find the SPIRIT of the scriptures. The good news is, we can’t force it, the Holy Spirit within us, “Our True Life”, gives us the answers little by little.

This is symbolically shown as Christ coming like Lightning from heaven. In the dark of night it is hard to see, but LIGHTNING for an instant shows you the whole picture when it illuminates the area. At that moment you can only pick up a couple of things in your surroundings, but NOW you know they are there. This is the same way revelation works. A bit here, a bit there, until, the day-star Rises in your heart, and you are no longer walking in darkness.

It’s easy to read scriptures that talk about Jesus Christ, and picture that tall man, 6′ with a beard, handsome, kind, and a guy who flies into a rage when he see things done against the will of God. Like when he turned over the tables, or called the religious leaders of the time a “generation of vipers”.

Unfortunately, many Christians do not see that these words, as demeaning as they sound, as ALLEGORIES. These word recorded do not show the heart of love, which is understanding where people are at. For example when my child acts out, and doesn’t behave, I don’t say “you are of your father the devil”, or call them “terrible brats”… I correct them, and tell them that is NOT WHO THEY ARE. This is the heart of love.

Too many Christians today have taken these allegorical words to heart, and now feel that they are justified to call others, vipers, evil, demonic, satanic, etc… I get my share of that.

But when you understand that symbols. And you begin to understand that the TEMPLE that had the tables that needed to be overthrown was YOUR HEART/MIND, and that the Religious Leaders condemned that were ruling the Temple, were the very same false teachings that you have clung to for so many years, you begin to understand why Jesus said “TEAR DOWN THIS TEMPLE” and I will rebuild it in THREE DAYS (symbolical of a trimester for birth) – Jesus was speaking of HIS BODY, we know this in scripture. But few care to SEE (perceive/understand) that WE HUMANS are the BODY OF CHRIST, whose first nature (Adam/old man) needs to be torn down, so the New Man, Second Adam (Man) can rule.

Romans 12:5
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

THIS IS THE BODY OF CHRIST, this is the TEMPLE OF GOD, EVERY ONE A MEMBER OF ONE ANOTHER. MEANING PEOPLE WE ARE ALL ONE!

The problem is, WITHIN US, there is a lot of nonsense going on. Religion has turned our hearts and minds into something that can be purchased or stolen.

Luke 19:46
Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves

We are the HOUSE. And religious false teaching, man’s lust for power and control, has turned our hearts into a place where peace, wisdom, hope, and freedom can be stolen.

So what does it mean to be the HOUSE OF GOD? Simply put, we are the VESSEL in which God exists. This is why God is Called the Lord of Hosts. Look up the word Host in the dictionary. A Host is a living entity whose purpose is to house and give life to another living entity. I hate to use the word parasite, but we are a host for parasites as well… A wonderful allegory of how we allow people who are ignorant to God’s truth, to suck us dry, and steal our strength and health. Yes Religious leaders who spew lies from their pulpits if we ingest and believe them, the lies of the religious ignorant leaders become parasites of sorts… but the TRUTH of God will always trump. Even though for some, they walk in darkness, GOD IS THERE!

For many God is hiding away in their ignorance (Darkness) – David understood this well, when he stated if he made his bed in HELL (ignorance) God was there.

Psalm 18:11
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies

Yes, ignorance is part of God’s plan. Without the Dark we would never know the Light. Without the Light we would never know the Dark. It’s all about God’s Truth and Man’s lies.

You see this is why we can never just take things at face value. We must LOOK to the heart of scripture, as God looks to the heart of Mankind. If we simply take things at face value, we will make the same mistake of those who think it’s okay to tear down, mock, and attack people who “see” things differently than they do. If we don’t understand the parable we will do as we see in some countries where thieves hands are cut off, or adulterers are stoned to death… never once seeing that a “hand” is symbolic of authority… and it is the authority of the thief that must be cut off, and the stone is the Truth which should put to death the false spirit (thoughts) and false worship (which really is what an adulterer is) – Not what we know an adulterer to be but what God is speaking of. Which is Mankind leaving the union of His Spirit and understanding of his Truth for FALSE GODS.

Jeremiah 5:7
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses

Here we see clearly, but you can look elsewhere, that God is talking about how people have forsaken the TRUTH and gone after false gods, by doing this THEY COMMITTED ADULTERY… We also see that a HARLOTS HOUSE is symbolic of a place where lies are taught.

This should be a great comfort for those who are divorced, because truly, this is the ONLY DIVORCE GOD HATES… When we leave the light for darkness. The good news is….

Romans 11
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

You see ultimately, God is in control of it all. He makes Light and he makes the Darkness.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things

I suppose the thing that I hope you take away from this paper is, the most important thing in the world is not outside of you, behind you, or coming to you in the future. The most important thing is IN YOU! It is a mystery that is for sure. But here are some keys for you to unlock some doors. Find the meaning of things you don’t understand.

When you read about Paul being Blind and SCALES falling from his eyes. Don’t take that literally, go to scripture and search the word SCALES out, and find out what was keeping PAUL BLIND (ignorant) and you will find a great truth…

Job 41:15
His SCALES are his PRIDE, shut up together as with a close seal

It is our foolish pride that keeps us blind to the truth. But the LIGHT will SHINE, and when it does, darkness flees from it.

This is OUR STORY everyone. Every story, every parable, from Adam and Eve, to Joseph and Mary, it’s all about us. GOD’S ONLY CHILD HUMANITY!

And in the DARK OF NIGHT – in our Ignorance he leads us by FIRE (what we suffer). And in the Daylight it is a CLOUD (the witness and truth of God)… either way, God is LEADING US and WE CANNOT FAIL.

Exodus 13:18
But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.

As God led the people out of their bondage, through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea, he will lead us out of our bondage through the wilderness of this thing here called our life and the cares of this world, because like the children of Israel, we are HARNESSED, and God is DRAGGING us where we need to go. So don’t condemn others who are different, don’t draw your sword (words) to kill those who threaten CHRIST (the Truth within you revealed to you) because those that live this way, will die this way. Debate is foolish it leads nowhere, you don’t need to protect the Gospel, the Gospel cannot fail. You don’t need to do, as I have done in the past and point out the ignorance and lies of many, for their ignorance and lies will be revealed without any of us having to take up our sword (words) and cut them with them.

Above all else, LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, which means LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, DO GOOD TO THOSE THAT HURT YOU… Don’t go calling them serpents, devils, or whatever other allegory that was written to help us see the bigger picture. Perfect Love doesn’t condemn, hate, and it casts out all fear, it cannot be offended and doesn’t need to be defended, so LOVE PEOPLE, LOVE! Because God is not mocked, whatever a man sows that they shall also reap. SO SOW LOVE! TRADE YOUR SWORD FOR KEYS! And unlock the mysteries that have been hidden for ages and ages, but is now being revealed. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this paper, didn’t have a clue as to what to write, just felt like writing and I went for it. Much love to you all, Jacob

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