EMPTY TOMB

empty tomb

EMPTY TOMB

A day or two before Easter I began receiving emails from a handful of people, all of whom, without being aware of each other’s requests, were asking me the same thing… “What is the EMPTY TOMB all about?”, “What is the “Napkin” covering Jesus’ face being folded and separate symbolize?”

Email requests are quite normal for me. I have received hundreds of such emails from people who have a range of questions about the things of “God” who I almost always respond to. I believe it is important to be available to those who seek and I am one who finds great joy in such.

Now, even though I receive many requests for “spiritual clarity”, what happened recently was different.

You see, the fact that these handful of people were all asking the same thing struck me as important. This feeling, that I NEEDED to do an essay on this very subject was only compounded by the multiple coincidences that followed after such requests, regarding the “empty tomb”, and “linen” etc.

I knew I had to write a short paper on the topic, and by “short” I mean… most likely extremely long… wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Don’t worry, I promise this time to me brief. 😉 I hope. In any event, it wasn’t until this moment RIGHT NOW, as I began to dig into this article that the TRUTH of this story opened itself up to me. So much so, that I had to call a dear friend to share my excitement.

I digress, over a week ago I knew I should probably write something on the topic, the problem is with the pain I am usually in it is very hard for me to sit for extended periods of time to write… sooooo, I answered the people who emailed me with questions briefly and vaguely, with the thought in the back of my mind that if I was really meant to write this paper, I would. And that if I was meant to have my eyes opened to MORE OF WHAT IT ALL MEANS… that too would come in time.

And so yes… You guessed it… It CAME in time… Early this morning. Much like MARY coming to the EMPTY TOMB early in morning as well. And so here I am after yet another cosmic reminder presented itself to me this morning about the “napkin”, “the linen”, and “the tomb”. So I am now writing the short essay I knew I was meant to share.

I am going to TRY and be brief, but believe me when I say, you need to make time for this entire paper regardless… To do this I am going to try and not over explain things, as I usually do… I am only going to share the revelation as it comes to me and if that leads me in other directions so be it.

So please follow me… into the EMPTY TOMB! I believe it will be very eye opening for you. (As always, I do not have time to edit, so please forgive any spelling, or grammar errors, see to the spirit of this paper, not the letter and execution of it. ;))

LET’S BEGIN with John Chapter 20

John 20 KJV
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

There are seven days to creation people… Did you catch that? … Pay attention… This all takes place on the 1st day.

And what else happens on the 1st day? Anyone remember?

In the beginning God created the HEAVEN and the EARTH… The SPIRIT and the TEMPORAL… The CHRIST and the SOUL… The SPIRIT MAN and the NATURAL MAN… and THE EARTH… the NATURAL MAN was ignorant… UNTIL, the spirit of God moved upon their understanding.

On the 1ST DAY of the week… God said LET THERE BE LIGHT! … now pay attention… And the LIGHT according to JOHN 1 is the WORD OF GOD… Which, also happens to be THE TRUTH which SETS A PERSON FREE.

1st Day – Light = Word = TRUTH

John 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: YOUR WORD is TRUTH
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So we find that the story of Christ’s RESURRECTION … is actually the STORY OF MAN’S TRUE BEGINNING. It is the story of MAN waking up from the tomb that has become of their life. The resurrection is FINALLY at hand. This is why I was meant to write this paper. To show you that the BOOK is no longer sealed.

Let’s refresh… Mary comes early to the TOMB on the first day of the week.

The 1st day is also found in Genesis 1.

Gen 1
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHT: and there was LIGHT.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the FIRST DAY
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Mary came to the TOMB on the 1st day early.

Mary in Greek literally means “rebellion, man’s rebellion”. This is why we also find the TRUTH (Jesus) as rebellion’s child.

This is a picture of US coming to the realization of who we ARE my friends. I am meant to write this paper to let those reading know, you have been born again… It is the 1st day of the week… the Books have been opened… TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY. It is the day when the TRUTH is finally CALLED GOOD. “he saw the light, that it was good” – and the day when we are to no longer walk in darkness but in the light.

Notice that when Mary first came to the TOMB it was not only early, which means WE ARE IN THE FIRSTFRUITS of this great change, but it was also STILL DARK…. And so, this also means for us that the Morning SUN (truth) hasn’t completely risen for all, as of yet… BUT IT WILL, IT IS, AND NOTHING CAN SNUFF IT OUT.

John 20 KJV
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

So let’s now discuss the TOMB… the SEPULCHER… You see, it is not a real TOMB, it is an allegory. The TOMB is actually the mindset of carnal man. It is the intellect of man. One could go so far as to say the TOMB is one’s identity. And within this identity are the Beliefs that formed it… Now for years man has made the mistake of saying that CHRIST is found within this TOMB… But in the 1st day we find, when the STONE is rolled away, that the LIVING Christ is not found within carnal mankind’s identity at all. But more on this later.

Now out of this Identity man speaks… And so this TOMB in affect is also analogous to the way carnal man thinks, it is how they speak… Their words and their thoughts… This the TOMB that was SEALED with the STONE.

Romans 3:13
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips

Carnal religious leaders were also called white washed tombs … And yes, many of those looking for CHRIST, which is the power and wisdom of God have also gone to these TOMBS to find it.

And up until this point… There was no escape from this TOMB. It was SEALED up with a stone.

And what is the STONE that sealed the TOMB UP… What is the STONE that kept the TRUTH hidden away from OUR THOUGHTS, TONGUES, AND “THROATS”?

Well, it is the same STONE that people are said to be killed with. THE LAW OF MAN. THE LIES OF MAN. THE RELIGION OF MAN. This is the STONE that kept the TRUTH hidden from our hearts and minds.

Deuteronomy 27:8
And thou shalt write upon the STONES all the words of this LAW very plainly.

So, on the 1st day… the day when the TRUTH is finally revealed. (Christ rises from the dead) — which is speaking of our awakening into truth… That WE are CHRIST truly … Well, even though all of this is happening today, as told in the story with Mary arriving at the tomb early, we find mankind is still in darkness, ignorant of the truth, the TOMB (identity) that had kept the DEAD BODY — let me write that again… the TOMB that held the DEAD BODY no longer was SEALED BY THE STONE.

And, after finding the STONE had been rolled away… SO TOO, when the STONE is rolled away from our understanding we find, CHRIST is NOT found WITHiN the idea of who we are…

What I mean to say is, the TRUTH is nowhere to be found in who we think we are … The TRUTH we will soon see IS who we are… Period.

We are the BODY PEOPLE! We are the Body of Christ. The scripture’s explain this clearly.

1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

THE LIES OF MAN, the LAW OF MOSES, which kept the TRUTH buried away within us, has been rolled away… This was done, because THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS ON THE 1ST DAY… The LIGHT = word = truth is RESURRECTED within us again.

Now, after seeing this MARY quickly runs to PETER (upon which I will build my church) … AND THE other disciple WHOM JESUS LOVED.

2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

And the ONE JESUS LOVED arrives at the TOMB first.

This is important to note… Because their are two types of disciples on the first day… THOSE THAT DENY THE TRUTH and those THE TRUTH SIMPLY LOVES… note: the one Jesus loves has no name, no fame, and yet the ONE JESUS LOVES ARRIVES at the NOW OPENED TOMB first.

And who is the ONE who JESUS LOVES? … That’s right Lazarus… The ONE Jesus FIRST raised from the dead. Lazarus is a picture of the forerunners, those that were asleep and woke up.

John 11:5
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Those who ARRIVE at the TRUTH before anyone else. Those who kept their EARS close to Jesus’ heart.

John 13:23
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

The DISCIPLES that JESUS LOVES… the TOMB IS OPENED first for them. Their EYES are enlightened first. Those that DENY the TRUTH three times, arrive NEXT. However, ALL arrive on the FIRST DAY… some arrive at this understanding a bit later than the others.

An interesting side note: After talking with my dear friend Larry Leake about my findings he mentioned how Jesus and Lazarus were the ONLY ONES whose lives were in jeopardy. The religious lost wanted both Jesus (The Word of TRUTH) and Lazarus (Those who are raised with it) to be put to death… It is also interesting to note, that those who wanted more, also ONLY came to see Jesus (The TRUTH) and Lazarus (Those raised with it)

John 12:9
Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.

And I must say, here on the 1st day… WHICH IS ACTUALLY the DAY WE ARE IN… the 1st day NOT THE last, as I have believed in the past and many others declare. We are going to find MANY PEOPLE coming to find the TRUTH and those RAISED BY IT.

And so, there are two types of disciples indeed that come to the EMPTY TOMB. Both of great importance. Both with the revelation that something is going on within us all.

The disciples that do not deny the truth simply get to this revelation first. And those that ARRIVE at the TRUTH first, well, the very first thing they do is to STOOP DOWN… and this is important. Because the ONE WHO JESUS LOVED who arrived at the TOMB first HAD TO STOOP DOWN to then LOOK IN. Sort of like saying, a person must first HUMBLE themselves before knowing a thing. If a person believes they know it all, they cannot know a thing. The One who Jesus loves STOOPS DOWN first to look in, as we must also be humbled to look within NOW THAT the STONE HAS BEEN REMOVED.

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

Ironically, the word STOOP doesn’t mean DUCK.. it actually means to “BOW ONE’S HEAD” and “INSPECT CURIOUSLY AND SINCERELY”.

One must first humble oneself to be able to diligently LOOK WITHIN.

Now, I want to point out that the ONE WHO JESUS LOVED, the ONE THE TRUTH RESURRECTS FIRST, the FIRST FRUITS, after humbling themselves and LOOKING within… they do NOT GO WITHIN. Because, they SAW THE LINEN CLOTHES LYING!

If the SEPLUCHRE is our throat, if the TOMB is the way we think and the way we speak in our ignorance, what would the LINEN clothes be? Is it not ironic, that within the “THROAT” of Carnal Man we find LINENS (false beliefs) LYING? – which is why the ONE THE TRUTH RAISES does NOT GO WITHIN the TOMB at first.

And what are the LINEN CLOTHES symbolic of? The lies of mankind that we covered ourselves with because we felt naked (ashamed)

Exodus 28:42
And thou shalt make them LINENS clothes to COVER their NAKEDNESS

In Genesis we see them covering themselves with fig leaves and we easily see the symbolism there. Well, the same thing is happening here. LINEN, you will find, is the perfect material for the garment of death (ignorance).

Ironically, the “MAN clothed in LINEN”, is a big character in scripture, and very obviously an allegory of US. While, linen is very obviously symbolic of the LIES (BELIEFS) we clothe ourselves with to cover up our fear and shame.

DEAD BODIES almost always clothed in such a way. “To be carnally minded is DEATH”.

So, broaden your belief for a moment… LAZARUS, the ONE who Jesus Loved, the ONE who the TRUTH resurrected, the ONE who comes to the OPENED TOMB first is symbolic of people like you and me… Those who arrive first, who submit themselves and humble themselves (stoop down) to look within. And what is it that WE and the ONE THAT JESUS LOVES in scripture are LOOKING WITHIN? …. That is right, THE TOMB!

Notice, you will not find the TRUTH in the TOMB… No, it is WITHIN US… the ONES THE TRUTH RESURRECTED… There is NO TRUTH in the TOMB (throats of mankind) all that is found there are DISCARDED LINENS and NAPKIN. This all will start to make sense I promise you.

So, the ONE JESUS LOVES, who arrives at the tomb first, look withing the TOMB, which we now know is the THROAT, A SYMBOL of where OUR WORDS COME FROM… And he SAW THE LINEN LYING…

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

We now know the LINEN is symbolic of the BELIEFS people have covered themselves with. Note also in scripture, those clothed in LINEN are those DEAD, DYING and yes, the rich man who ultimately is tormented. LINEN = the false beliefs of religion and mankind.

And those who come to the knowledge of the truth first, look within the throats, mouths, and hearts of man as well, and ALL they see is the LINEN LYING.

You can’t find the LIVING among the DEAD — until LIFE enters the DEAD.

Today, I look around and see so, so many speaking from what they have been told as truth, and those beliefs LIE! And it took me awhile to ENTER THAT TOMB too… The first to the TOMB is also the LAST to enter in. There is a great revelation in that for those with eyes to see.

So, since all that was found was LINEN LYING, the ONE WHOM JESUS LOVED did NOT ENTER the TOMB.

Lazarus was already RAISED from that DEATH. He was already asleep and wrapped in lies. And what was the first thing that JESUS DEMANDED be taken off of LAZARUS when he awoke?

THAT’S RIGHT… THE GRAVE CLOTHES!

The LIES I myself have believed were taken away, and I myself have also LEFT MY LINEN CLOTHES in the GARDEN AND FLED NAKED AND UNASHAMED.

Mark 14:52
And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

And so now, it is SIMON PETER’S TURN… which is why I am sharing this very powerful article with the world, because I know this insight is more then my own. What I mean to say is, for over a week I labored to understand this parable and could not find anything to share with those who had asked… and NOW TODAY… WHAMO! Like lightning from heaven, IT ALL FALLS INTO PLACE… and, I know it true.

This is not the work of my hands alone… And so now, symbolically it is SIMON PETERS turn… to SEE what “Lazarus” saw first. And by Lazarus I mean those that come to the empty tomb first… SIMON PETER also sees the LIES and FALSE beliefs within the IDENTITY or the THROAT of man. Now that the stone is rolled away it is easy. And that is what many DISCIPLES today are finding. They have arrived at the TOMB and realized there was NO TRUTH in it at all… Only the garments that cover it’s dead body, and kept true knowledge from us.

Within the INTELLECT of CARNAL MAN (tomb) we, like the ONE JESUS LOVES and SIMON PETER see nothing but the LIES of “LINEN” (false beliefs)

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

Notice, HOW SIMON PETER… the ONE who DENIES THE TRUTH… The one who BETRAYS THE TRUTH… DOES walk into the tomb however. Without stooping, mind you. Now at first when I sat to write this I saw this as a bad thing. But after pondering it, I realized YOU HAVE TO GO WITHIN the TOMB to REALLY know that YOU CANNOT FIND THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD… and more importantly… that the LIVING WILL RISE FROM THE DEAD.

Many of my dear friends, are SIMON Peter, if you will… and they are still to arrive at the tomb, but they will and when they do… They too, will see that within the Intellect of man is NO GOOD THING. And then together, we both will come to the revelation of the truth.

I hope those SIMON PETERS of the world also will find that LINEN LYING… And most importantly, that the NAPKIN that was used to cover the FACE is wrapped together in a place by itself.

7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

Let me explain, The FACE is THE WISDOM OF ALL… In scripture to know someone face to face, was to intimately know them. It is easy to find the LINEN lying… but in a place all by itself, not only will you find that the lies have been taken away, you will find the “napkin” which was not FOUND LYING with the LINEN, wrapped together IN A PLACE BY ITSELF has ALSO BEEN REMOVED…

When the STONE is removed, on the 1st day of the week, early in the morning MARY (OUR ONCE REBELLIOUS SOUL) leads us to the discovery that the STONE is rolled away, and where we believed THE LORD WAS… THE LORD WASN’T. This at first is a sad thing… UNTIL the LORD OF LIGHT AND TRUTH is REVEALED WITHIN OUR TRUE HEART AND RISES WITHIN US AND BECOMES US…

For in point of fact, we were the ones that died, and we are the ones that RISE AGAIN. But to have this revelation, the stone needs to be rolled away, we need to GO WITHIN, to HUMBLE OURSELVES (STOOP) and see the LIES that have been stuck in our throats for too long. When we do this, we also know that THE DAY OF THE LORD IS FINALLY HERE. Because now that the STONE is rolled away, WE CAN BELIEVE!

This is the 1st day, it is the day of TRUTH… WE CAN KNOW GOD FACE TO FACE… which also means, we can know our TRUE SELVES.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he SAW, and BELIEVED.

ONCE YOU (see) UNDERSTAND all of this… YOU BELIEVE!

But until this day, you did not TRULY BELIEVE, neither did you truly enter in…

But I say unto you, the STONE has been rolled away… the beliefs (linen) found lying that once covered us in death are CAST OFF… the Napkin keeping the wisdom of all from our sight wrapped together in a place by itself.

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

… because you did not know the scripture, that THE TRUTH MUST BE RISEN… AGAIN… AGAIN… AGAIN… AGAIN from the DEAD (CARNAL MANKIND). So now

And if JESUS RISE AGAIN… that means he has RISEN BEFORE… WHICH also means “he” has DIED before.

Now see if you can catch this?

“THE SAME… WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH THE WORD.” This ALL has happened before and NOW the TRUTH will RISE AGAIN in US!

THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN… around, and around, you go, where you stop nobody knows 😉

This has happened before and NOW people will believe that the TRUTH MUST RISE AGAIN… FROM THE “DEAD”.

And I have been telling you for years who the DEAD are that the TRUTH (CHRIST) rises from… US!

He that ascends is also he that first descends… He who rises is first he who falls.

And NOW, even though it is still dark early in the morning of the 1st day of our CREATION it is time for us all to RISE AGAIN!

And NOW, the saying becomes clear… You CANNOT FIND THE LIVING among the DEAD.

THE DOORS to where the disciples could be found were shut…. then the same day, being the 1st day of the week, when the DOORS WERE SHUT – the TRUTH STOOD AGAIN… saying…. PEACE BE UNTO YOU!

19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

Think it no coincidence that I change my Facebook Title Page to a picture of my wife and I resting on a cot, with the words BE AT PEACE written above us all… For today is the day, LAZARUS IS COMFORTED… Today, is the day, when the LIGHT WILL FINALLY SHINE… and everyone, everywhere, will say… “It is good!”

20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

The TRUTH showed the disciples that THEY IN FACT were the HANDS AND SIDE… Hands (power and authority) – Side (womb)

1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

THE HAND OF GOD are the DISCIPLES OF TRUTH to whom the TOMB has been opened, and to whom the STONE has been rolled away, linen lying left behind, and the ability to know God face to face… as it was before, as it will be again.

And finally the most important revelation of all… Not to simply be able to say, “If you have seen ME, you have seen Jesus”, but to KNOW IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART. “as he is in the world, so are we”

Now read this last line very carefully…

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

The Father SENT JESUS into the world to SAVE PEOPLE as GOD’S SON… and then God’s son revealed this to HIS DISCIPLES and they were sent into the world the same way… and so on and so on… all the way down to me.

“The same was in the beginning with God” – “There is nothing new under the sun”

And so, I say unto you… AGAIN… Be at peace… and I have been INSPIRED TO SHARE this with you, so too I pray to inspire you to do the same. For we are all one and the TOMB IS OPEN, the VEIL and STONE TAKEN AWAY, so help the ONES JESUS LOVES to take off those grave clothes… Because the DAY OF THE LORD IS HERE.

It is not the LAST DAY, as Martha had thought… but it is TODAY and we should be glad in it.

Jacob Israel
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It’s Beneath You!



IT’S BENEATH YOU!

John 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.


So what does the “TRUTH” set us free from? You ask.

The answer is free from every bit of pain and suffering in your life, free from wondering “why me?” all the time. Free from the belief that you have no reason to have hope, that things will never get better, or that things are as good as they are ever going to get. The Truth sets you free to finally LIVE YOUR LIFE, because it is the TRUTH that shows you WHO YOU TRULY ARE! And until you know who you REALLY ARE, you cannot ever be FREE TO BE YOU!

Now, by the end of this essay you won’t be able to flip the proverbial switch and finally stop sweating the small and big stuff, but what I pray it does do is open your eyes to the possibilities that are before us all. I pray it will change the way you look at the trials in your life, and in so doing your reactions to these trials will change. I pray it will send you on your way to thinking differently, which in turn will help you live differently. Because I know the longer you live with a renewed mind the easier and more enjoyable life will become.

Listen there is no quick fix to the trials we face in life. The truth is, as you will see by the end of this essay, it is these very trials and hurts that are healing us.

As I said, there is no quick fix. For those that say, come to this place, meet with this guru, get touched by this healer and everything will be perfect, you need to know they are either complete liars or they are simply ignorant.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy


We will have hard times, we will be tested, we will be brought through the fire, we may even at times wish we could just put our lives to an end (even though we’d just have to go through it all over again :))

The fact of the matter is we will, as the scripture states, have suffering in this world…

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world


We are told people will come against us, disappoint us and hurt us. And in turn we too may do the same. We may come against people or have, we may hurt people or have, we may disappoint people or have. I have often written about how, what we do to one we do to ourselves. So long as people in the world suffer, we will suffer with them.

1 Corinthians 12:25-27
25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular


We go through life thinking we are alone. But God said it is not good for man to be alone. And the only way we can be free from this loneliness is to care for one another. A sense of community only comes when you commune with each other.

NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE is free from the sufferings of this present time. The good news is WE WILL OVERCOME!

There are times I lose faith when I should be holding onto faith. There are times I lose heart when my heart should be full! There are times I lose HOPE and it is HOPE THAT SAVES US, as you will soon learn. This is why I hope this article will give every one of you that hope, hope that I too need to constantly remind myself of.

Because yes, I too suffer, I too have terribly hard times, I too have people tearing me down, betraying me, I too at times feel like none of this is worth it, I too lose my temper, I too cry, I too say bad words that I wish I could take back, as the apostle Paul said, sometimes I do the things I hate, and the things I want to do when hard times come my way I can’t and don’t.

Romans 7
18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.


If you’ve read my articles enough by now you know the FLESH is not our literal “epidermis or skin”. The Flesh is our ignorance, our “carnal mind”.

Notice Paul didn’t say, “I know that ON ME (that is, my flesh)” – He wrote “I know that IN ME” – inside each of us is a lifetime of insecurities, fears, and yes basic “fight or flight” animal instinct. But this is not has it always was for us. It is simply the state we find ourselves in now. The good news is we are ever evolving into a more complex spiritual being, one that puts away the lusts of this beastly nature and chooses the path of peace, love, and acceptance (The only way to have the same in your life).

We are in the process of putting to death all of our fears and insecurities for the peace, power, and sound mind that is our inheritance. In other words we are in process of becoming the PERFECT MAN = CHRIST!

Ephesians 4:13
Untiil we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ


Now this is the best news anyone can share. We will ALL come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH, we will ALL come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD… it’s important to note this doesn’t mean we will know A SON OF GOD names Jesus, but we will come to the very same knowledge of the SON OF GOD, for that is who we will be. But more on that later.

Now the very next piece of this scripture, “unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” – What this means people is WE ALL will OVERCOME! This is the message of the TRUE GOSPEL. Not the candy coated gospel they teach in many churches today which says all you have to do is come down to an altar confess the name of Jesus, a man from two thousand years ago, recite a phrase just right, and then WHAMO YOU’RE SAVED! Oh how I wish it were that simple.

I have news for you that isn’t the way to freedom. Sure for many it is first step, it was for me. And for many it is an important first step. You gotta fake it till you make it I suppose LOL… Actually, you have to first learn the story to then understand the allegory of the story, to then understand that story is actually YOUR STORY AS WELL! And when you get to that final step, then you know salvation. Then, regardless of what happens in the world to you, you’ll understand it is all part of the plan.

Look, salvation is not reciting a prayer and then going back to a miserable life. Salvation is knowing LIFE! And life more abundantly! That is what salvation is and the only way to know this is to come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH AND THE STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN!

Now for those who are going to absolutely disagree with me, and say, “NO! All you have to do is accept Jesus into your heart and you are saved!” I say, get a grip on what you are teaching and learning. You see the worst part about the salvation they are selling today is all about the future. That’s right, forget being saved from the cares of this world and the pain of your life, no, this salvation doesn’t free you from that. This salvation the religions of the world teach is NOT for the here and now, it is for the future.

They teach, if you don’t do this or that, you are doomed to an infinite place of torture. (Which by the way doesn’t exist see my article “to hell with hell” and “the Lake of Fire”).

But let me tell you the truth very clearly. Let me tell you what salvation is. It is being SAVED from yourself and the pain and suffering in the here and now! A person starving doesn’t need food after he dies, he needs food NOW! A sick man doesn’t need medicine after he dies, he needs the cure now! THAT IS SALVATION AND THE GOOD NEWS IS IT IS HERE FOR US ALL!

Luke 19
9And Jesus said unto him, This DAY is SALVATION come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.


When Jesus came into Zacchaeus’ house, Zacchaeus started to justify all that he did. He said I give half my goods to the poor, I do this Jesus, I do that… Jesus didn’t say. HEY IT’S A GOOD THING YOU DID! No! Jesus simply said, THIS DAY salvation is come (which means REVEALED) – this day SALVATION is REVEALED to you.

The scriptures are such a wonderful allegory. Zacchaeus was a man who was called “LITTLE OF STATURE” and how many of us don’t feel worthy, how many of us feel SHORT OF STATURE (standing). How many of us right now, just want peace, and feel unworthy of it?

Zacchaeus was what many in that day considered a sinner, not worthy of such salvation. He was a publican and they were despized. Worse still, Zacchaeus was chief of the publicans (which is basically a tax collector for those that don’t know). But Zacchaeus was tired of trying so hard to find salvation, he was tired of suffering, he just wanted CHRIST!

Now see the beautiful allegory here. He ran ahead of those standing in his way, he passed all of those who wouldn’t let him through, and he CLIMBED THE TREE to SEE his salvation. What a great parable. We must CLIMB the tree of life to find life, and because he did this, he found what he was looking for. SALVATION!

Now this salvation had NOTHING to do with the afterlife it had to do with the MOMENT! This is what we are also crying out for, isn’t it? Do we really want security in the future, or so we want security and peace NOW?

We want what Zaccheus wanted, SALVATION in the here and now. We want peace, we want victory, we want OUT of the pain we are feeling. And to find this we MUST CLIMB THE TREE! We must run ahead of all those people standing in our way, as Zacchaeus did, we must leave all those KEEPING US from salvation behind us and we MUST CLIMB THE TREE that is within us. And when we do this we who have been living a life of DEATH (pain, suffering, ignorance, strife,) will finally know LIFE!

John 11:25
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live


Now I want to point something out here that will make many trapped in religion cringe. The scripture above states, “He that believes IN me” – which would lead many to believe we MUST BELIEVE IN a single man from two thousand years ago. HOWEVER, that is NOT what that scripture literally means.

The word “IN” in Greek – (eiÎv) is properly translated as FOR. Like you are waiting for, looking for, or someone is wanted for something. So with that in mind this scripture takes on a whole new meaning. WATCH!

Picture Jesus standing in front of you, enlightened knowing the truth about God, knowing there is a plan. Now you on the other hand are hurting and weak, wanting desperately to have what this man seems to have… And he says, “Those that BELIEVE FOR ME!” – This is a hard thing to grasp because it’s not about believing IN something outside of you, or waiting for something to come to save you as Martha believed when she said, “I know Lazarus will rise on the last day.” No! This, which is a commonly held and taught belief today that everything is about the hereafter instead of the here and now has nothing to do with believing FOR SOMETHING, UNTO SOMETHING, BECOMING SOMETHING…

So when Martha says that, how does Jesus reply? Does he say, yes Martha you are right. This man cannot live, we must wait and wait and wait. NO! Jesus says, those that BELIEVE FOR ME, even though they are dead (suffering/hurt/ignorant), they will LIVE!

Okay, still didn’t catch that? Let me put it another way. “Those that believe they can be as I am in this world shall live.” Those that believe FOR ME! Not IN me, FOR ME! I don’t work in a paycheck, I work FOR a paycheck. I don’t believe I can write so I can be IN a writer, I believe I can write so I can be a writer.

I know this is a taboo subject for many. For many, the man/prophet Jesus is a Golden Calf, not to be touched, not to be obtained, only to be worshipped.

Yet, Jesus clearly said, there is only one way, I AM THE WAY!

He is not saying you can get salvation by believing that one man is the way, he is saying, the only way to salvation is to BE AS HE IS! The only way to have perfect LOVE is to BE AS HE IS! To BELIEVE FOR THIS NATURE!

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


The scripture doesn’t say, as he is, WE ARE NOT! NO, it clearly states as HE IS, SO ARE WE.

But wait there is more!

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


Everything Jesus did, we do, and GREATER WORKS shall we do.

But wait there is more and this is important for all of you to understand which is why I am writing this. Because there will NEVER BE FREEDOM OR SALVATION by believing in anything outside of you.

Luke 17:21
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you


It’s not about what is OUTSIDE YOU, but what is WITHIN YOU. Salvation is about knowing the TRUE NATURE that is inside you! Knowing that who you think you are, the sum total of your insecurities, fears, doubts, etc, IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! It is ANTI-CHRIST… meaning the OPPOSITE of WHO YOU ARE!

Romans 8
28And we know that all things work together for good to THEM that love God, to THEM who are the called according to his purpose. 29For THOSE he foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that (the son) might be the firstborn among many brethren.


I want you to REALLY read that above scripture closely. Then if you are really feeling up to it go back and read the entire chapter. What I want to point out is this above scripture is NOT TALKING ABOUT ONE SON, but MANY that are CONFORMED to the image of the SON, so THIS SON (humanity in its enlightened and true state) might be the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN!

Let me spell that out for you! WE CAN’T FAIL! That is the good news. We have all been predestined to be conformed/fashioned/made INTO THE IMAGE OF THE SON so IN US this SON will be the FIRSTBORN among the DEAD (ignorant). Notice that word DEAD isn’t speaking of a singular death, but a plurality.

Matthew 28:7
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you


Oh I know, you are going to say that is speaking of Jesus’ death. Well if by “Jesus” you mean a symbol of all of humanity you are right. Look at this next passage.

1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of THEM that slept


Notice, the DEAD (ignorant/carnal) that Christ is risen from is a multitude… THEM THAT SLEPT. The scripture doesn’t say now Christ is risen from his death, it says RISEN FROM THE DEAD (PLURAL). Still don’t believe me?

1 Corinthians 15:13
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen


Paul is speaking of the plurality of this great resurrection, which takes place WITHIN us all! And if there is no resurrection from the DEAD (PLURAL) then CHRIST is not RISEN… Why, you ask? Because CHRIST rises from OUR DEATH (IGNORANCE)

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts


This is a SURE WORD of prophesy. Which means, you can take that to the bank baby! Christ will be FORMED IN YOU! It is the Hope of Glory after all.

So let’s look at this “Death” shall we. What is it?

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death


Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death


Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death


Look the list goes on and on. Death is a symbol. And what we call life is actually nothing more than DEATH (IGNORANT SUFFERING) But watch this next verse and see how DEATH and RESURRECTION has to do will ALL OF MANKIND and not just one single man.

1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by mankind came death, by mankind came also the resurrection of the dead


So in this DEATH mindset we are ignorant, we suffer in this world. BUT this is all part of a greater plan. We were made subject to this vanity for a reason, so we could be RISEN from the DEATH of our IGNORANCE into the GLORIOUS LIBERTY of the SON (CHILD) OF GOD!

This is the GOSPEL! We shall be delivered, we shall be set free! This is all part of the plan and the sooner we realise this the easier it will be to walk through the fiery trials set before us.

Romans 8:21
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.


We shall be delivered from the bondage of our corrupted thinking. We SHALL BE SAVED! And how are we saved again? Well by believing this GOSPEL!

We are NOT saved by believing in some man from two thousand years ago. He was a pattern for us. Believing in Abraham Lincoln doesn’t keep slavery at bay, by knowing slavery is wrong and being as Abraham Lincoln does. Believing in someone who can swim doesn’t save you from drowning, YOU MUST BECOME THE SWIMMER!

We do not know life by waiting for some man from two thousand years ago to return, we are saved the instant we know we are as that son, and that son (child) is come (revealed) to our house = revealed in our thinking! HOPE IS OUR SALVATION!

Jesus said to the RELIGIOUS LEADERS tear down THIS TEMPLE. Because let’s face it, it’s the religious who tear down the temple which is our faith and hope, us. He said, tear down this TEMPLE (WHICH IS ALL OF US) and I (the LIFE within each of us) WILL RISE IT AGAIN ON THE 3RD DAY!

We are not saved or made whole by believing in anything outside of us, or waiting for anyone. We are only saved from within!

Romans 8
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


We are saved by our HOPE, we are made whole by our FAITH!

Luke 7:50
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”


Jesus never said, your FAITH in ONLY ME saved you! Jesus said, YOUR FAITH SAVED YOU!

This woman, who had sinned, who felt so worthless, came in kissing Jesus’ feet (an allegory of being grateful for the Gospel). This woman LOVED MUCH and it was her FAITH that saved her!

Faith in what you ask? In the CHILD OF GOD, and who is this child of God?

Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ


We ALL are. CHRIST IN YOU IS THE HOPE OF GLORY. This is the MYSTERY! It’s a mystery that has been hidden. The Truth of who you are at your CORE has been HIDDEN FROM YOU, but is now being revealed to you at the time appointed.

Colossians 1:
26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27To 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


Now I know this is a tough pill to swallow. Because there are scriptures that say, “You MUST believe Jesus is the Son of God.” Amd yes that is true. How could you ever, believe you are a Son of God if you don’t first believe it is possible for another to be a Son of God?

1 John 5:10
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son


Notice the words, HAS THE WITNESS IN HIMSELF! It’s all about us people. We have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten how we were known. It’s like we are looking in a mirror but we can’t make out who we are… Look at Youngs Literal translation of this next verse.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (Young’s Literal Translation)
12for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known


Right now, we feel hopelessly lost. Hey I can relate, but that is only NOW! Not forever.

SOON we shall not have an obscured view of who we are, we shall see ourselves face to face, we shall no longer know in part, we shall know all, we shall know as also we WERE KNOWN! Which means, there was a time, that we did KNOW ALL. Which means, who we REALLY are DIED so that “who we think we are” could LIVE. But this FALSE EGO that we believe ourselves to be, with all our imperfections, insecurities, etc… this EGO is NOT who we are! Who we TRULY ARE died so who WE THINK WE ARE could exist. Now with that in mind, read this next scripture.

2 Corinthians 5:15
And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again


The same spirit that was in Jesus is in Us, there is ONE SPIRIT in us all. This CHRIST (POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD) died (we became ignorant of) so who we think we are could live in death so we could realize the vanity of it all, and then return home. Which happens when the truth of the Gospel is revealed to us. When this happens, when we learn the truth of who we truly are in Christ, we can no longer live unto ourselves (carnal nature), but unto the true spirit that our life is hidden in.

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me


As ADAM left the LIFE of paradise for his WIFE and DIED for his bride, so our TRUE SPIRIT followed after our SOULISH UNDERSTANDING into death. As EVE’s eyes were opened to a new way of THINKING (which really was death) so was ours. The TRUTH of who we are died so who we think we are could live. But now that we know that there is no life in that which doesn’t truly exist we must put off the conversation with this old nature, die to who we thought we were and allow CHRIST IN US to rule and reign.

Romans 6:10
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God


We DIE when SIN rules, we enter a realm of suffering and ignorance when we follow after the lies of the world. And we LIVE when we live UNTO GOD. We have to stop believing we are somehow worthless wretches who do not deserve the life that is our very essence. We must stop believing there is only ONE MAN from thousands of years ago, or one Buddha before that, or one Krishna before that, we must understand there only is ONE SPIRIT which we ALL ARE!

It is absolute idolatry to not believe the TRUTH of who you are. It is idolatry to think you are not worthy of being who God created you to be. It is idolatry to think that you are different from everyone else, when we are all ONE!

Ephesians 4:5-7
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


We are the Body of Christ, the hand and foot may appear different, but it is still Christ. It may act differently have different functions but it is part of the whole, and if you hurt the Foot the whole Body is hurt because of it. WE ARE ALL ONE! It is idolatry to believe that one man from two thousand years ago is somehow greater than his brothers and sisters. It is idolatry to worship a Man or Woman and not simply BE who you BE. Don’t idolize another, find the TRUTH and be set free don’t wait on another to return to give you what has already been given.

There is an expression in Buddhism, “If you see the Buddha on the road kill him” – The reason is, EVERYONE IS THE BUDDHA! Everyone is the CHRIST! Everyone is GOD’S ONLY CHILD! The problem is WE FORGOT! Now we must remember, we must return!

1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls


And when we RETURN to our FATHERS HOUSE! The FATTED CALF (our idolatry) is killed, we are given our royal clothes, and we rejoice. We leave the suffering and famine of a life where our Father is far away and we are eating the rinds in pig slop (religious teachings) and we return HOME!

When we return we become the SON not the slave feeding the pigs, but the SHEPHERD leading the sheep!

John 10:2
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep


The ONLY way to become the SHEPHERD (Christ) is to enter through the DOOR. And guess who that door is?

John 10:7
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep


An enigma for some, a revelation for some, an idol for others, but a great truth for those who have ears to hear. To become the Shepherd you must go in Through the Shepherd. Pay attention now, because this is a great revelation.

The story of Jesus IS THE DOOR! The only way IN is to enter in through JESUS’ STORY! Meaning, the life of Jesus whether allegorical or literal and historical is our map to be AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD. This is why Jesus states,

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me


YOU NEED TO DENY YOURSELF! You need to say “It is no longer MY EGO that exists, because it isn’t real! I am not a victim, I am not a bad person, I am not a drug addict, I am not weak, I am not abused, I am NOT who I thought I was… I DENY THAT PERSON EVER EXISTED AT ALL!”

Then we must CROSS over to the LIFE OF WHO WE ARE. Our map is the story of Jesus. We must PUT OUR OLD NATURE TO DEATH, and embrace our TRUE LIFE WHICH IS CHRIST IN US THE HOPE OF GLORY! We must give up the Ghost (The dead spirit we were clinging to) and commit ourselves into our Father’s authority. In that moment, we learn we are not living our LIFE our LIFE is living us. And in that day, we will see who we truly are in that mirror and it will not be obscured by our ignorance. And then we too will be the Firstborn among many brethren, we too will be the first-born from the dead (our death=our ignorance)

NOW! With all that being said, what does that have to do with the title of this essay, “IT’S ALL BENEATH US”. Well a couple of nights ago I kept dreaming of that scripture that says, till all things are put beneath the son…

1 Corinthians 15
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.


Our FEET is an allegory of OUR LIFE/WALK. We use our feet to get from one place to another. Our FEET is symbolic of our waking life here. This is why Jesus was always saying, stand on your feet and walk!

Psalm 56:13
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living


The day we enter into the full revelation of the SON (who we are in Christ) everything in this life is PUT BENEATH THIS LIFE. We don’t sweat the stuff we used to sweat. We understand it is all part of the plan and we understand it is BENEATH US! But that isn’t the best part of that scripture…. read it again.

1 Corinthians 15
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.


When we put everything under this new revelation, we understand that all these things had to happen so that CHRIST our LIFE would be revealed to us, IN US, and in so doing putting all these things under WHO WE NOW KNOW OURSELVES TO BE.

How much better would it be if you knew everything in your life HAD TO HAPPEN to get you to where you are going. How much better would it be to know that everything you are suffering is actually HEALING YOU?

1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed


Who took upon our sins in his BODY – which we ARE! That we, being dead to sins SHOULD LIVE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS … by, by, BY, whose STRIPES (SUFFERINGS) we are healed!

Please try to get this, WE ARE THE BODY THAT SUFFERS, so we can BE HEALED! It is not about one man from thousands of years of ago, it is about us all.

1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive


In our first nature we all died (became ignorant) by believing we were separate from God, but even so in the POWER AND WISDOM of God we shall ALL be made alive.

So don’t be so hard on yourself, let go of your past, think only on the moment. We have all fallen short, we all allow that CARNAL NATURE to accuse us day and night which leads us to believe we should be hiding from God and covering ourselves with religious rites and traditions and beliefs to appease God.

But WE NEED TO PUT THIS ALL BENEATH US! We need to put it all UNDER US! We need to wake up to who we really are, and when we do, we will understand that we HAD TO SUFFER to come to the understanding we now have. BY THESE STRIPES WE ARE ACTUALLY HEALED!

We have fallen asleep, we have forgotten who we are and believed we are someone we are not. We see others as our problem as opposed to our solution. We are all one and what is being done to us, as hard as it is to hear (TRUST ME) it is being done for us! Until we realize, like the prodigal, how bankrupt we are outside of our true nature we will continue suffering.

But when we return to the FATHER, when we GO TO THE FATHER then we will be able to bring others along with us. At first many will not like that who we used to be is now gone, they will be angry we are no longer with them, like them, but because we go to the FATHER – because we go HIGHER, we prepare a way for them to do the same. Each man in his order.

We will remember we CAME FROM GOD and entered the ignorance of this WORLD (MAN’S LUSTS) and we will LEAVE THIS WORLD (MAN’S LUSTS) and return to where we came from.

John 16:28
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father


And when this revelation hits you, as Jesus said to his disciples, you will not need to go to Jesus, or Jacob, or any one else to know God.

23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Because you will know God and that God loves you, you will know as you are known and you will count everything you have suffered in this world as joy. And you will put it all beneath you, because the truth is, IT WAS ALWAYS BENEATH YOU!

Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org
“the Truth Will Change You”