WHAT WE’RE REALLY WRESTLING AGAINST
PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS… BRING IT!
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
This above scripture has been used to suggest that there are spooky demonic forces OUTSIDE of us, battling for our very souls… Sounds scary right? Well of course it is, bad religion is all about instilling fear. Sort of the opposite of why people get sucked into bad religion to begin with. People want to find peace, and they believe to do this they must find God, and they believe that the only way to do this is to go to whatever church their upbringing deemed fit. Most people don’t know any better, and so when they go to their new churches they believe whatever those religious leaders say… And they love to tell you about the devil and his spooky demons. The problem is, none of what bad religion teaches is true. By the end of this paper you will “see” what we we are really wrestling against, find out what a demon really is, and find out why freedom is found within.
So first let me address this “demon” teaching, that there are evil beings that are trying to possess us and keep us from knowing God. We’ve all seen movies about this nonsense, and probably heard about priests, pastors, and others casting out demons in their services, once again I say, nonsense. Now if you want an in-depth teaching on Demons, I have an article that you can find to the left of the screen that will open your eyes to what they are.
Let me simply tell you, all a demon is, is a FALSE BELIEF, A LIE. We’ve all heard the expression, “They are battling with their demons”. And we understand those “demons” are the problems they have. Well that is much closer to the truth than what you see in the movies and hear from the pulpit today.
This is simple way of clearing things up for you. According to scripture a demon is a messenger of Satan. Satan is the FATHER OF ALL LIES, so any messenger birthed from Satan, would be….. a LIE. Satan is the Father of all LIES, hence his demons are LIES. (That is pretty simple, but I understand many need more explanation – my article will help that).
People will say, they are WICKED SPIRITS, and they are correct. But most people don’t know what a SPIRIT is to begin with. Scripture gives us a very clear answer.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Did you catch that, the SPIRIT QUICKENS (makes you aware of things/brings life to your understanding). He then explains that the Words he speaks are SPIRIT. And so they are, WORDS are SPOKEN THOUGHT. And that very simply put is what a SPIRIT is, a THOUGHT! There are thoughts of truth and thoughts of lies. There are Angels and there are Demons.
Jesus said “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life” – His words are SPIRITS (spoken thoughts) of TRUTH. When you have this understanding, you easily understand how it is that Jesus cast out demons.
People believed in LIES, these LIES ruled their thinking, Jesus revealed to them the TRUTH, and the TRUTH always trumps the Lie, and once the TRUTH is understood the LIE is cast out.
For example, there was a time people believed the world was flat, and the center of the universe. LIES! They believed it do deeply they thought it blasphemy to state differently. But now thanks to satellite imaging there are few on this planet that believe the world is flat, much less that it is the center of the universe. The TRUTH cast out that LIE.
If you can hear it, this is what it means when…
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
The wicked, are the wicked thoughts of LIES within us, that shall be consumed with the words of truth spoken to them, and these lies shall be destroyed with the enlightenment of the TRUTH.
Oh I know what some are thinking, the WICKED are evil people who do bad things. Well, that’s part right, when you believe a bunch of lies about yourself and others, you can do some pretty terrible things to yourself and others (Because you know no better). But believe me when I say, a PERSON ONLY BECOMES WICKED when they believe LIES. But don’t take my word for it.
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked
So, that gives you some groundwork about what demons are. Demons=Lies period. They aren’t Intellectual beings outside of you entering you and making you do bad things.
Jesus said. Mark 7:15 There is nothing from OUTSIDE a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
No everything wrong with man, is already within the heart of man. Because of all the lies mankind has believed about themselves, about the world, and mainly about God.
So now to the heart of the paper. What are we really wrestling against? You’ve heard it said that it is a spooky battle taking place outside of us all around us, these principles and powers that we wrestles against, many religious teachers say are demonic forces… well if they mean the lies of religious leaders they would be right. But trust me when I say, there is no literal spiritual battle taking place outside of us for our souls. In fact, it is pretty simple to find out what we wrestle against, by simply looking us what scripture tells us principalities and powers are.
Okay, so for those that believe there is some spiritual war waging above our heads in the “invisible realm” get ready to get over it! Those are nothing more than fairy tales, false beliefs of men and women dead set on scaring people into submission. And doing a good job I may add… As I child I was horrified there were demons outside my window, trying to possess me.
Now try to catch this “Church” — God does NOT give us the SPIRIT (THOUGHTS) OF FEAR! But religion is all about Fear tactics, they say do this, or do that, OR ELSE! They get you to fear everything from invisible creatures outside of you, people of others faiths, terrorists, an imaginary place of infinite torture, and more. But GOD doesn’t give us these THOUGHTS, so why is everyone so scared? The answer is, these principalities and powers!
We must remember there is a war is WITHIN. Two nations at war in your womb/soul (Carnal Man and Spirit Man) – (Flesh and Spirit) (Adam and Christ) (Dead and Life) (Ignorance and Truth)
Now granted, this demon stuff makes for great scary movies. With all the scary monsters and screams and stuff, but all of those images are coming from the HEART OF MAN, which is on evil (ignorance and lies) pretty much twenty-four seven.
You see, everything INSIDE OF US already possesses us and the only way out of these LIES in our head is CHRIST (the TRUTH) – Christ (The TRUTH reveals the Lie for what it is, and destroys the LIE with the BRIGHTNESS (Enlightenment) of its coming (revealing).
As I stated earlier it didn’t matter how many people agreed it the world was flat, the TRUTH was and is, IT ISN’T… And once the TRUTH reveals this LIE, the LIE is destroyed, and now we know THE EARTH is NOT FLAT but is actually resting on the back of a GIGANTIC TURTLE 🙂 … GET IT? GOT IT? GOOD! 🙂
So let’s move onto this passage in Ephesians and let me show you what it REALLY MEANS, (or what I pray and hope it means, as you all know I could be completely off my rocker and this is why you MUST take everything to GOD) – But I’ll back up these statements with many biblical witnesses that will make it hard for you to disagree… And if you do, well it’s always your right to believe what you will.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Okay, so let’s start at the beginning of Ephesians 6 to get an idea of where Paul was coming from.
He starts by explaining, 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
First of all, he isn’t speaking of literal children here. Paul is saying to those NEW TO THE FAITH, listen to those who are instructing you into the truth. Then he goes on to say many other things very similar to this. Honor mother and father, do good to all men, as if doing it to the Lord and not men. (Good advice)
Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. Another great and IMPORTANT LESSON – REAPING AND SOWING. You always get what you put out… But let’s continue.
Ephesians 6:9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
The whole of this chapter up till this point is how we are to act toward OTHERS in and out of the faith. Up till this point there is nothing spooooky about what Paul is teaching here. It is simply a lesson in how to deal with PEOPLE period.
But it is the next line that every go bananas over! And in some cases I do mean that literally.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Now if we were to take this to mean demonic forces like the movies depict it would be out-of-place in relation to the rest of this epistle. Let’s put in simple terms as to what Paul is basically saying up to that point.
Pretend for a moment, I am Paul writing this letter.
“Hey everyone, remember to listen to those who are instructing you. Honor those who have Fathered and Mothered you in the faith. And you Fathers of the Faith don’t provoke those you teach, don’t mess with their heads or treat them in poor fashion, otherwise they may grow in the Lord and start to despise you. But nurture them and be gentle with them. Those who serve others, do it as if you are doing it to God, don’t be fake, be real, genuine, show them love and let the light of Christ show in all things you do. Knowing that whatever you sow you will reap, so do good and you’ll get good. And you bosses, don’t threaten, be kind, knowing God is no respecter of persons and you are no better than the one serving you. So give your employees a big fat raise, don’t be cheap! 🙂 … Finally brothers and sisters, be strong in God who is Love, and in the power of his might, be quick to forgive and encourage. Put on the whole thinking of God dwell in the complete truth so you won’t fall victim to the lies of your carnal mind, which are LIES spoken against us, and the lies we may fall victim to if we listen to our carnal mind.”
This letter, that I loosely translated is clear, Paul is instructing people how to act and how not to act.
So what does the next line mean? Does Paul all of a sudden dive off the deep end and start talking about scary monsters and evil spirits… Is he one moment is giving good advice and then says, but BEWARE there are EVILLLLLLL SPIRITS CIRCLING YOUR HEAD, they want to EAT YOUR HEART AND BRAINS… So WRESTLE THEM?… OR, is PAUL speaking about the literal RULERS OF DARKNESS of his day (The Pharisees and Religious of the land) those who were seeking to have them all killed for the liberty they all found, in the great mystery of CHRIST WITHIN.
Would it not make more sense that Paul is speaking of SOME OF the RELIGIOUS LEADERS, who were liars and deceivers of Paul’s day, that his students should be weary off.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Well everyone that is EXACTLY what this verse means. It has NOTHING to do with monsters that go bump in the night, but it has everything to do with the MONSTERS of the day who would KILL THE TRUTH OF GOD rather than allow it to be spread.
Don’t believe me? Well let’s just take a look at who these RULERS are?
And how the chief priests and our RULERS delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
The RULERS of this DARKNESS (Ignorance/lies/idolatry/false beliefs/tradition) are the RELIGIOUS RULERS of the land. Who scour the earth to make one proselyte twice the SON OF HELL THEY ARE! These RULERS we indeed wrestle against… They don’t like our type.
Think about it, how hard was it to let go of all the false beliefs you once to come to where you are today. We are all wrestling to break free from our ignorance, our idolatry, we are all wrestling against all those religious, political, matriarchal, and patriarchal rules and beliefs we have been force-fed since birth.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved DARKNESS rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Darkness has no LIGHT (TRUTH) – The Darkness is IGNORANCE. And the RULERS of this DARKNESS are those spouting the lies and error from the altar, pulpit, public office, and our own homes, who are convincing the world to worship the lies they believe and spread instead of God within.
Now Ephesians 6:12 also mentions “principalities” and yes again mankind has taken a cue from Dante’s inferno and assumed that these also represent DEMONIC GHOULS, MONSTERS as opposed to the badddddd RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL MEN AND WOMEN who are in a position of authority, who are out to smother the TRUTH of GOD, for what they believe to be true.
Put them in mind to be subject to PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
Principalities and Powers are PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY and CONTROL. Religious and/or Political leaders that did not like a gospel going around that promised salvation WITHIN and WITHOUT Religion. A Gospel that says to love your enemies, to do good to those that hurt you, to love everyone, especially those in need. These principalities and powers don’t like that. Which is why we have war, famine, poverty, racism, prejudice, condemnation, hate crimes, and worse.
Now these RULER of DARKNESS were OF THIS WORLD. They were CARNAL and is it not true that even today these are who we wrestle with? Maybe not literally wrestling with them but do we not wrestle with what religion and politics is saying is right and wrong. Don’t we wrestle with the beliefs, traditions, and lies, bad religion, or those who claim to be the end all be all when it comes to knowing God, spout?
Aren’t some of you reading this right now wrestling to hear (comprehend) some of the new things God is revealing in even this essay? And aren’t those who have had these great truths revealed, aren’t some even scared to speak these TRUTHS openly for fear of what might happen? Aren’t MANY worried what will happen if anyone finds out THAT THEY believe in a GOD THAT IS IN CONTROL, a GOD that WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED?
Are these not the “principalities AND powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Paul is speaking of?
And let’s take it a bit farther. What are the HIGH PLACES where all this spiritual wickedness is taking place?
And I will destroy your HIGH PLACES, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
These HIGH PLACES are the sanctuaries, temples, churches, and altars made to false gods(Beliefs).
1 Kings 3:2
Only the people sacrificed in HIGH PLACES, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.
2 Chronicles 14:3
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the HIGH PLACES, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
For they provoked him to anger with their HIGH PLACES, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
Starting to put it all together now everyone? Can we now throw out the Harry Potter magic nonsense, put away the scary teaching of spooky monsters out to get us all, and know our enemy for what it is…. LIES/FALSE BELIEFS spoken by people in positions of authority.
These HIGH PLACES are the very places where the RULERS OF DARKNESS (Ignorant religious/political teachers) say YOU MUST GO TO OR ELSE! – Sound familiar?
I can name a bunch of religions that say if you don’t go to their HIGH PLACE you can’t inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. But we, who are waking up to this great gospel understand that the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is WITHIN. And the HOPE OF GLORY is CHRIST, who is OUR LIFE. And we don’t need to go anywhere but WITHIN! For that is where our hope lies!
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Okay, so now we know Paul was NOT talking about ghouls and monsters but about Religious, Political, Mean Men and Women who stand in the way of the GOSPEL being spread.
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and RULERS for my name’s sake.
If you STILL have a problem believing that this verse in Ephesians has nothing to do with monsters, ghosts, ghouls then READ ON, YE OF LITTLE FAITH!
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
This is Paul’s advice, he is telling us when we go out to preach the TRUTH we need to keep the whole truth in our heart and mind. So we will be able to stand with the TRUTH in the face of adversity… He teaches above all else to have PEACE and to make peace with all, even the wicked (ignorant)
But truly it is verse 16 that should give most of you that smack on your head, like you forgot to have your V8 today.
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And what are the FIERY DARTS of the WICKED? They are the words, accusations, and condemnations of those who say you are decieved. This is why we need the SHIELD OF FAITH. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. Without Faith you will never be able to walk in this Truth. Your FAITH makes you whole and keeps you from be ruined, hurt, or even believing that somehow you have made a mistake. Your Faith should always be that GOD IS IN CONTROL, NOT MAN!
This morning early, this scripture came (revealed) to me. And now I put it to all of you. So you also can have liberty from this ancient lie. And the only thing that could keep you from this liberty are the PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS, AND RULES OF DARKNESS OF THE WORLD. (Who are simply ignorant men and women who want to be in control, instead of admitting God is ALL IN ALL)
But don’t take this LIBERTY lightly, even though it has…
Colossians 2:14 Blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
17 LET NO MAN therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.
I pray one day we will no longer need to wrestle against these vain beliefs, traditions, and errors of the day. But that we will walk in newness of life knowing that WE AND CHRIST are ONE! In the meantime, spread the GOOD WORD. 🙂
Peace to you all,
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GREAT EVIL KING RELIGION
The Profits of Baal
Ecclesiastes 9 14There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: 15Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. 16Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. 17The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
There are FEW who are that “little CITY” and indeed there are FEW in this CITY, which is the LIGHT set upon a Hill. We are that Light that cannot be hid.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid
But then there came a GREAT KING against this CITY (Christ in us) and besieged it. This Great King called Religion has made slaves, prostitutes, murderers, thieves, and adulterers of us all, allegorically of course. You see first we become these terrible beasts, and then in the natural world these terrible beasts (murders, pedofiles, rapists, prostitues, adulterors, etc) appear. Every evil we see in the natural is a direct result of a spiritual evil in the heart of man.
Let show you some of the evil I have seen under the son… One we all know well, CARNAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS turn the Truth of God, the Word of God, which is the SEED that we are too sow into the world (hearts of men) into MONEY, and they have said, follow after Money, Sow your Money, Make more money. That it is God’s will for you to be in perfect health, and perfectly wealthy, and that God wants YOU to prove to HIM that you are serious about your faith by the size of HOW MUCH MONEY YOU GIVE help build, what they (the great evil kings) call the Kingdom of God, which is nothing more than a fools house of cards which will come crumbling down. You are only building a wicked man’s kingdom, the Kingdom of God is righteousness, faith, joy, and power in his spirit which costs nothing but your submission to God.
However, the Great Evil King religion, has convinced men and women to literally and spirituall kill others, to kill themselves, to convince others to do the same. To torture, to war, to death, this is what the great evil kings of religion are fighting for. Total domination and control of YOU! You are all slaves, you go to church and feel better about yourself by going and giving because you were told this pleases God, yet it is the very thing that disgusts God the most.
You have become dried up bones, there is no LIFE (TRUTH) in you, because the GREAT EVIL KING RELIGION has sucked you all dry, financially, emotionally, spiritually, with their candy coated lies, and when you lose your family, divorce, become broke, and your loved ones die even though the Great Evil Kings said they would be healed with enough faith, you ignorantly will return. “Thank you Sir or Man, may I have another.”
But there is found in this “little city” a “poor man” who will deliver this city, but no one will remember his name, for the name of God is what all a man needs to know. You see, as Solomon said, the words of the Wise are heard in quiet (deep meditation and sincere seeking) MORE than of him (the great evil kings) that rules among fools.
I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
You don’t have to go far to find an altar of Baal today, they are on almost every street corner. There are so-called fig trees all around, and yet NONE PRODUCE FRUIT.
PEOPLE are HUNGRY TODAY, the CHRIST in them is screaming, FEED ME TRUTH… And as that SPIRIT OF CHRIST drives us toward JERUSALEM (which means the teaching of peace) we, who are now awake, as it is the dawning of a new day, will see these Fig Trees have no fruit at all and we will CURSE THEM. We will say, these man made temples, churches, mosques, kingdom halls, and more will NEVER PRODUCE FRUIT FOR US AGAIN… And we too will see it wither away before our eyes. As I have seen over these last ten years of my life.
And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
There are so many things wrong with the Great Evil King Religion, that I couldn’t possibly name them all and address them all in one essay, but I will say, a great LIGHT is shining for those who have eyes to see it, a great LIGHT for those who are bold enough to open the blinds to feel it. And this LIGHT is truth, and this TRUTH is Word of God, and this God is LOVE.
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.–
This do, the man Jesus said, and you will LIVE! Now some will question who is your neighbor, well your neighbor are those that have been robbed, stripped and beaten by THIEVES, and the THIEVES are those who try and enter the KINGDOM ANY OTHER WAY but the STRAIGHT GATE, which is LOVE, WHICH IS TRUTH, WHICH IS CHRIST. The THIEVES are all of these RELIGIOUS LEADERS you are putting your faith in!
GOD WANTS ALL OF YOU TO GO TO THE MOUNTAIN, and see God FACE TO FACE. But like Israel, you refuse, you’re like “Nah Moses, you go up there, if we go there we will surely die… you come back down and tell us what to do.” CARNAL MAN wants to be ruled by MAN, and what did Moses and his law produce DEATH!
18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
People don’t want to DIE TO THE ILLUSION that they are in control. They would rather worship and serve the CREATURE “MOSES” or the Man “JESUS” INSTEAD OF THE CREATOR.
Now LISTEN, you want to know the truth? You want freedom? Well, there is but ONE WAY in, LOVING ALL, and UNDERSTANDING God is IN CONTROL.
We need to enter this rest, HIS REST. We have to cease for our works, our belief that we must do this or that, and most importantly our belief that “we” are actually in control, and have free will. This lie is the reason people suffer the way they do today. You are wrangled by the Great Evil King Religion into believing “Your dead in your many sins, and you MUST DO SOMETHING to be saved, say something, do this, do that.” Yet, the sad thing is, while millions take the bait, hook, line and sinker, they don’t realize they are eating of the very Tree that causes them the DEATH (Ignorance) they suffer from. The Great King Religion is the Great Satan, it is the Key Master who lures you in the gates of Hell (Your suffering, lack of faith, and ignorance) with the promise of riches, salvation, and peace IF ONLY YOU DO SOMETHING! It’s up to you, The Great Evil King says, Because GOD’S ARM IS SHORTENED AND CANNOT SAVE! God needs YOU, religion says…. What a crock!
18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.–
Everyone has been told they are in control, and so they become the ANTI-CHRIST sitting on God’s throne (Your mind and heart) saying I am John, Grace, Helen, Bob, etc, and I am the master of my destiny, I make the choices, I call the shots. But with all your hard work, and all your FREE WILL thinking, you still feel empty, you are tired, you feel like a failure, and can’t find the peace, you have hang ups, insecurities, need counseling, drugs, alcohol, your relationship fall apart, you feel lost and alone. So what does the The Great Evil King Religion tell you, “You’re not doing enough, giving enough, or believing enough.”
But the ONLY WAY TO KNOW PEACE is to know GOD IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE. Your ups, your downs, your decisions, your mistakes, your EVERYTHING! This truth sets your free, not the empty promises of perverse idol worshipping greedy men and women.
Matthew 10 29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Now when you learn that everything else is VANITY, that your work, your effort, your belief, your church attendance, your giving, your this, or that, that you did with the belief if you GIVE IT SHALL BE GIVEN, RUNNING OVER… MEANS NOTHING! When you understand it is all VANITY! When you finally let Go and let God, then you overcome. When you DIE TO YOUR SELF EFFORT AND VAIN BELIEFS, then you OVERCOME and BECOME the Christ, the ANNOINTED ONE! – This is what ISRAEL did not want to do, they didn’t want to DIE to their egotistical lives. They had been tricked into believing their works were actually pleasing to God, as to realizing they are an abomination in his site.
When you hear your Religious Leaders shouting about all of their SALVATIONS, HEALINGS, AND GREAT TESTIMONIES, AND PEOPLE THEY SET FREE… They are bragging about what they did, while pretending to say God did it through them. They say, of “we” are just the vessel, so send in your love gift and the annointing of God will flow through me to this prayer cloth and we will send it to you, and you lay it on your sick loved one and with enough faith, they will be healed. HOGWASH! They should be ashamed of themselves, But God is IN Control of even that! You see we are ALL ONE and one day, we will ALL COME TO THE UNDERSTANDING AND THE STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN.
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:
There is ONE body (humanity), and ONE Spirit (God), even as ye are called in ONE hope of your calling (To realize who you are, CHRIST)
When you understand you are God’s child, and you say, “Not My Will, but Your’s Father be done” when you understand, it’s not about You, but the SPIRIT THAT IS WITHIN YOU. When you say, “I can DO NOTHING OF MYSELF” and grab hold of the fact that YOUR LIFE IS NOT YOUR OWN, AND YOUR LIFE IS HID IN CHRIST, then CHRIST will no longer be HID, AND that little CITY WILL SHINE BRIGHT FOR ALL TO SEE!
The Great Evil King Religion, has given birth to hundreds of thousands of lying profits, imans, pastors, priests, evangelists, rabbi’s, and new age teachers, all saying “Do what I say and you will be okay.” But they are all LIARS, and GOD has turned them all over to the REPROBATE MIND, and the more they believe the lies they teach the more arrogant, prideful, and pitiful they become. But one by one, these domino’s will fall, the question is what will that mean to you?
You’ll hear many Religious Leaders say, “The Lord told me”, “God spoke to me clearly”, “God said ten people are going to send in one thousand dollars tonight” … etc… Yet, every true prophet from scripture never heard clearly, never trusted what they heard, and everyone, EVERYONE WAS FORCED TO DO GOD’S WILL… jonah, moses, joseph, even Jesus wanted the cup to pass. – But these GREAT EVIL KINGS OF RELIGION say they have a main line from God, and hear him clearly. Well guess what, only in Babylon would someone not be declared insane. I don’t HEAR GOD, I get revelation (which means, certain things I didn’t understand before open up to me and now I understand them), and then of course I pray it is correct.
kings of Religion are addicted to control. They get off on their control, telling you when to fast as a congregation, what to give, how much to give, what to eat, how to dress, how to act, never to question their authority, and recently they are now commands couples on when to have sex, and how many times…. This is the plague we see in Egypt. Those Religious Frogs have gotten into your bedroom, kitchen, living quaters, every aspect of your life, you have allowed the ENEMY OF GOD to steal and rob from you. You live in constant Fear of a God who LOVES. But that is all about to change.
All I know, is what I know, if it is the truth, than it is the Grace of God and of myself I’ve done nothing. If it is not truth, then God has allowed me to believe such, and it is once again by the grace of God and I cannot write anything but what I have written and there is a purpose. Which means, God is in control of the TRUTH spoken and the LIES spoken.
You see there is great freedom knowing you are not in control of your life. Now this doesn’t mean you aren’t always striving to do right, you are. It doesn’t mean you aren’t always looking to help others, better yourself as a child of God, you do. But you understand YOU aren’t doing the work, God is GIVING YOU THE DESIRES of your heart. It is your greatest desire to be close to your Father, this is why you prayed “Not my will, not what I believe, teach me the truth no matter what the cost, Lord teach me, Father use me.”
This is submission, but that does not mean it is giving up, in fact you do more, seek more, reach higher, bow lower, but YOU DON’T HAVE A CHOICE, and you understand that. So when the storms of life come, you KNOW IT IS FOR YOUR GOOD, BECAUSE YOU LOVE!
Six months ago I lost my cool and had it out with my Mother N Law, God bless her. Because after this big fight, we decided to sell our house, and we ended up in my wife’s dream house, 3 times bigger, less of a mortgage payment, an apartment to rent if we wish, a pool, and because of issues with permits, we have lived here since June 15, and our rent is one dollar a day, until we close, and my ashtma is gone. Now had I not gotten all carnal and had such a terrible blow out, with a woman I now love, than I wouldn’t be writing this to you from my new office. God instigated this argument, he set the stage, he sent the tormenting spirit (as he did with King Saul) and got me to do exactly what I needed to do, so he could Bless us as our family has grown in him. But like a fool, I beat myself up for months about losing my temper, but now I have seen, if I never did this, I would have problem breathing, in a shotty small house, instead of a huge brand new blessing of a home, FOR LESS MONEY.
The Wise person knows that in every hard and bad time there is a greater blessing because of it. Where would the flowers be without the manure, the pearl without the suffering of the oyster, the diamond without all that pressure?
So why should I get upset when I see so many Profits of baal in the land, tormenting God’s children, imprisoning them with lies, and fairy tales, making them fools by claiming miraculous healings, and miraculous wealth… Those that continue to build the wall higher and higher until all people can see and know Babylon’s folly, is surely also part of God’s plan. The bigger the bully the bigger their fall. And the GREAT EVIL KING RELIGION will fall. Because God is in control of it all. And God RAISED THE BULLY UP as he did Pharoah.
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
So the question is, if God is hardening the Great Evil Religious Kings of the world, and putting lies in their mouths, where is the proof, why, and what is the point?
1 Kings 22
20And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. 21And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
You see AHAB was a false prophet, he was the SON of OMRI (which means in Hebrew, “God’s pupil”) – Now OMNRI may mean “Pupil of God”, like many of the “religious leaders” claim to be out there, but Omri, like many others who do evil in the sight of the Lord, are meant to be much more than simply pupils of God.
We are GOD’S CHILDREN… You can study, and quote scripture until the cows come home, but if you have not LOVE and the TRUTH, it would be better if you had not studied at all, than to give birth to an “AHAB”… Which is exactly what is ruling the land today.
AHAB, a lying king, married to Jezebel and we all know (that Religious spirit) only wants to kill the Truth of God. So how does God handle such false teachers, like AHAB? By getting them to FURTHER BELIEVE that the LIES THEY TEACH will bring them VICTORY, when in fact, it will be their destruction. Which is a good thing, because a man must first die to himself and the LIES he believes before he is born again.
So when I see those out there teaching lies, robbing their congregants with candy coated poisonous words, I know that God is yet in control of this as well. He needs to brings the liars or the land to their knees and there is no better way to do this, than to make them believe that they can do whatever they want, and that God is not watching. (And just WHO do you think filled their heads with this belief?) – Well read the next passage and you tell me.
22And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a LYING SPIRIT IN THE MOUTH OF ALL AHAB’S PROPHETS. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. 23Now therefore, behold, the LORD HATH PUT A LYING SPIRIT IN THE MOUTH OF ALL THESE THY PROPHETS…–
You see, God is the one that has PUTS THE LIES in the Mouths of these False Profits. Now why would God do such a thing?
It is to BRING AN END TO THE LIES we have believed, so People can finally be set at liberty and may know the truth. It’s sort of like that old story you heard about a child who was caught smoking a cigarette, his father gives him a whole pack and sends him to his room and says he can’t leave till he smokes the whole pack. The kid got so sick from those cigarettes, he never touched them again.
There is going to come a point in the congregation’s lives, when they too will become sick of all the lies they have been force fed and swallowed over the years. They will grow tired of hearing about scandal after scandal, seeing no change in their life and in their heart, having no hope, and now broke, and they will finally turn to God and say, “God I don’t know what to believe, who to believe, and what is true?”
AND THAT’S WHEN THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED TO THEM! The instant people stop going to Man to know God, but go to God to know God, they will find the Truth and the Freedom they so desperately crave.
24But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? 25And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an INNER CHAMBER to hide thyself. –
When we GO WITHIN, (the kingdom/reign/rule/truth of God is within) – That is when you SEE (Understand) where THE SPIRIT of the LORD WENT… It never went anywhere, it is we, the CARNAL SOUL in the BODY that went to a far country and forgot who we were and where our home was… Micaiah understood this, before the liars of the land knew this, but he also knew eventually they would GO WITHIN, even if it was to Hide Themselves from the devastation to come.
So to briefly address why I decided to go off facebook and end my radio program for a time, it was because I truly have no choice in the matter. I was tired of seeing so many people being so misled, I was becoming sickened by the hypocrisy from the pulpit, I was saddened by those who I KNOW would benefit from understanding the TRUTH.
SEVEN GREAT TRUTHS
1) God is LOVE 2) God has a plan 3) God is in control 4) God cannot fail 5) You cannot fail because God will not fail 6) You will overcome, because God has created you to live the life you are living and you will reap what you sow and will learn to submit yourselves to the truth 7) God will bring you into his rest by frustrating you with your vain self effort and imaginings that will never comfort you.
THERE IS SUCH GREAT HOPE! WE CAN’T LOSE, EVEN THE GREAT EVIL RELIGIOUS KINGS WILL RETURN
Romans 8:38-39 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.–
This is OUR HOPE! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING shall separate us from the LOVE OF GOD, which is in CHRIST, which is OUR LIFE! This is what everyone needs to grab hold of. YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL! You don’t accomplish anything or destroy anything. You are not who you THINK YOU ARE.
1 Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN?–
For years I have been trying to share this with others. This is the hidden meaning of my novel, it is the very core of everything I write, it is my very reason to live, my passion, my heart, MY DESIRE, which is not my own. So for awhile I did the best I could to share this. I wanted to inspire, to encourage, to share what I had learned, that everything was according to plan and that we should not fear, anything, but reverence God, and seek Love in all we do. This is why I began my radio show, my facebook, my blog, to spread this and to get my Novel out there, which I believed with all my heart, was a key to the kingdom. I believed, and still believe, my Fiction, would help many to question who have never questioned, and help those to see who have questioned and haven’t seen before.
This was and is my hope. Because I believed, and still believe this is what was written, and that I was, as the lead character in my novel was, a VOICE IN THE DEAD WOODS. I wanted to be a FIG TREE with FRUIT. And so each day I prayed and woke to help inspire or encourage anyone who would read my posts, entertain and get to question anyone who would hear my programs, test and try any who would watch my youtube videos, and wake up anyone who would buy my novel… But yesterday, it all seemed like such vanity to me.
I was tired of seeing so many perverse men and women making bold claims, that I knew without a shadow of a doubt were not true. My heart broke every time someone would say I had no faith, and that I somehow was quenching the SPIRIT OF GOD. As if this is possible. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need to have a literally blind person healed to know God and to have Faith. We are to put our faith in the UNSEEN, but the whole world is sensual and want miracles and show, and want natural things that they can naturally wraps their mind around.
1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Watch what we are to put our faith in.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
And without FAITH (in the UNSEEN) it is impossible to please God.
Read the Faith chapter, each great man and woman of God DID NOT SEE A NATURAL THING, they didn’t look for the promises, they didn’t need to, they had faith that God was true and man was a liar.
And those lost tribes of Israel, are lost to the temporal natural carnal world, led by carnal men, more concerned with gaining wealth or losing it, than with what GOD TRULY WANTS OF THEM. submission
So I decided to leave facebook, the radio, at least for a time, because they had not tasted what I had tasted, they weren’t where I was, they hadn’t understood what I understood, that NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ANOTHER, and there was NOTHING I COULD DO ABOUT IT! So, I would walk away.
“I AM NOT A NAME I AM GOD’S CHILD!”
So, I shut down my facebook and would no longer do my radio program, until I felt it was right again, if it ever was wrong, it was God that made it so. For those who say this is a mistake, I say, there are no mistakes with God. Now here is the MAIN REASON I decided to take myself out of the equation. People were beginning to think HIGHER OF ME than they should. People were turning to me for answers, and I DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS, GOD DOES. And every single one of us, Has God WITHIN, waiting to give us every answer to every question. But many are looking to me, AND OTHERS, as if WE have what they have not.
John 16 5-13
But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?–
No one has asked where I am going, but why I am going. That’s the wrong question people.
6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. –
I received so many sorrow filled emails, people feeling like there was something wrong, like I had been attacked or torn down, but I had no choice in the matter, and it wasn’t until writing this letter that I realized why I was leaving for a time, it was so YOU ALL COULD FIND THE TRUTH WITHIN YOU, WITHOUT NEEDING ANOTHER LIKE ME TO TELL YOU.
If all those who claim to know the TRUTH leave, than those who worry they don’t have the TRUTH will find the TRUTH has never left them nor forsaken them. PEOPLE, YOU DON’T NEED THE EVIL KINGS OF RELIGION because the Poor Man with wisdom will save you from their whiley ways, and he will not want credit for doing do. You need only simply knock and the door will be opened, seek and you will find.
12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come(REVEALED IN YOU), he (CHRIST) will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.–
I have done all I can for now, I am not a police man for God, pointing out the flaws of the liars of the land. I am not a RELIGIOUS KING that people should turn to for advice and prayer. I need to go away, so they see that GOD is IN THEM, and THEY are in God, and we are all ONE!
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.–
The reason why people believe in the lies of these false religious teachers and profits today, is because they want NOW MORE THAN EVER to have an experience of God. They are hurting, and they want answers, they want freedom, but they are following their itching ears. They are looking for the answers OUTSIDE of themselves. They are looking to the natural as the spirit, and forbidding the spirit for the lies of the natural man. This is why we find people claiming miracle healing, miraculous tongues, resurrection of the flesh, and other phenomenon, when NONE OF IT IS TRUE!
They have been taught these things are true by liars, and so the lie became the truth and the truth became the lie, and I find myself wishing things were different.
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.–
So God did to them, what he did to Profits of AHAB, he turned them over to the REPROBATE MIND. (And no, this has NOTHING to do with homosexuality, that is another LIE of MAN)
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. –
And remember the FOOL in his heart, says THERE IS NO GOD. These religious leaders today, driving their fancy cars, boasting miraculous shows, dressed in thousand dollar suits, taking the money from the poor and the hungry, DON’T TRULY BELIEVE IN GOD. If they did, they would not do what they do, act the way they act, or live the way they live. They would be transparent and not care what others will think and say. IT IS TRUTH THAT SETS PEOPLE FREE, not the FACADE OF TRUTH. The NAKED EXPOSED UGLY TRUTH is one hundred fold better then a handsome well dressed lie!
So God gave them over to their VILE AFFECTIONS (LIES) as he did with AHAB’S PROFITS. But I know that I am not the one that needs to correct them. These Profits of Baal can gather together, cut themselves with stones, scream, shake, quake, jump up and down scream and shout, and the lord will not take their sacrifice.
1 Kings 18
21And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.–
WHO ARE YOU GOING TO SERVE? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND? HOW LONG LORD WILL THEY SUFFER BEFORE THEY ENTER IN? So I leave this challenge to all the Profits of Baal in the land, as Elijah did before me.
1 Kings 18 25And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. 26And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. 27And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. 28And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. 29And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded. 30And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down–
The Profits had no power, when in the presence of the Man of God. They looked as fools. And when the PEOPLE realized they had been duped by these money hungry witches with all their signs and wonders crusades and visions of hell, heaven, allah, jesus, and joseph smith… I stand here saying, WHERE IS YOUR GODS when you call on them? Why is not your SACRAFICE accepted? Why are the people in bondage and have no hope?
Then they will see the TRUTH, and grab hold of the HOPE OF GLORY, CHRIST IN THEM, not far from them, not coming soon, but WITHIN THEM. And I travail until Christ be formed in the Body, and when the BODY WAKES OUT OF THE SLUMBER these liars have caused, they will KILL THESE PROFITS (Meaning they will no longer go to their churches) – And BABYLON WILL FALL, and is FALLEN ALREADY. Then they, like I, will REPAIR the ALTAR OF THE LORD which was broken down by their greed and insecure need for control and power, and the altar will be repaired… OUR HEART!
So,l eave your mega churches, keep your money, pay your bills, and turn within. Stop your works, see the truth, BE ONE AS WE ARE ONE, AS I AM ONE WITH THE FATHER, AND THE FATHER IS ONE WITH ME, I IN YOU, YOU IN ME, AND WE IN GOD, FOR GOD IS ALL IN ALL and in control of all, setting the stage for THE GREAT EVIL KING RELIGION TO FALL!
If you feel led, send this to as many as you can. One can set a thousand to flight!
“The Truth Will Change You”
The ANGEL and DEMON lie!
I’m tired of seeing the theatrics of so-called demon possesed men and women showing up at church and the so-called Religious leader “casting these demons out”. It’s hard to watch such nonsence and see those in attendance believe. It’s hard to know the truth of what a devil/demon and Angel really is, and not be able to track each of these false teachers down and put them in their place for what they have stolen from those they are supposed to give freely to.
“My people are perished for their lack of knowledge and understanding”
This saying is very true. People will not listen to sound teaching, doctrine that is simple, not complex. Truth that deals with the heart of mankind, not some supernatural non-existent creatures that either minister or torment us.
Jesus said, “My words are SPIRIT and TRUTH” – In this one simple phrase we understand that WORDS which come from THOUGHTS, are SPIRITS. Some of our thoughts are TRUE, some are LIES.
These are the ANGELS and DEMONS/DEVILS that scripture speaks of. Our thoughts, and those that manifest these thoughts are their MESSENGERS. I hope this video sheds the LIGHT on the darkness that has been around for so very long. Jacob
IS THERE A FIG TREE WITH FRUIT AROUND?
So today my wife and I are going to do something that is going to seem quite strange to many of you. We are going to visit a QUAKER MEETING HOUSE here in Smithtown NY. Now before you get all LOONEY and think “I knew it, JACOB is LOONEY TOON!”
Well, I’m not! Want proof? Listen to this, “Figgilly figgiilly diggilly doooooo!” You see I am completly sane!
Anywayl, I’m not a fan of any organized religion, but I am a huge fan of learning about them and meeting new people who want to know God. And after the research I did on the QUAKER FAITH you’ll find, it ain’t too bad… But don’t worry about my eternal soul people, I don’t believe I will be joining any new religion in the near or distant future… But for those who be judging I’ll have you know, the Quaker seems to be a peace loving, compassionate, caring, Christ seeking believer, so settle down you Silly Goose Head!”
Paul says it is good to be everything for everyman! This is why for years I have studied various faiths.
You’ll find I have a bunch of holy books I quote from on this blog. I try to hold back, as I don’t want to cause another to stumble… But how else do we meet people where they are at and learn from them, if we do not venture out and see if there be more.
Regardless, there is a reason for everything, even this post today. Which really has very little to do with the QUAKERS and has everything to do with People who hurt us and how this may very well be God’s will!
But I digress, I was led to the QUAKER faith, and it fascinated me. So I studied as much as I could. For no other reason than I just had to find out how they cornered the market on hot breakfast cereal!
BUT SERIOUSLY, I came across their faith quite by ACCIDENT (what I would think was by accident)… But what lately I have learned is Divine Intervention… Which means pretty much EVERYTHING that happens in life, is orchestrated by God.
He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth— the LORD God Almighty is his name.
Sometimes even the MEAT-HEAD things we do, God is inspiring IN US. Because it is out these very knucklehead moves that the LORD OF HOSTS brings us closer to the TRUTH.
SIDE NOTE: Ever consider what a HOST is? When you HOST someone, YOU are putting them up in your HOUSE, or BUSINESS, or INTERNET SITE. If you are a Parasite You LIVE off your HOST. Consider this, we are the HOST that GOD lives IN, THROUGH, BY AND FOR. He is the LORD of HOSTS (us) — we are HIS HOST – We are his TEMPLE, He is our LORD. He is at the WHEEL steering people.
So, even when we do something so dumb, like BREAKING OUR KNECK, something I did when I was eighteen… It was GOD that inspired my action to get me to do thus! Because this BROKEN neck BROUGHT me closer to my destiny, which was to be a writer, author extraordinaire… (anyone buy my novel today? hint, hint, hint — http://www.jacobisrael.org )
So, if I didn’t do what I did I wouldn’t be here writing to you all… You see, even our meat-head actions are GODS BEAUTIFULLY ORCHESTRATED PERFECT WILL for our lives. Bringing us CLOSER to our DESTINY and to our PURPOSE. Closer to Him! Remember…
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Oh I know what you’re thinking, God ONLY takes care of the steps of a Righteous man. Well, let me tell you something. God is in control of us all. Good, Bad, and Bob Barker TOO!
Check out Joseph, not Mary’s Squeeze, but the one who got the funky many colored coat! NOW, just look at how foolish Joseph was when he spoke to his brothers after his awesome dream.
He must have sounded sooooo arrogant after telling his brothers about his dream, how they would all bow down before him. And that got his brother soooooo angry, that they wanted him dead, or at least they were going to PANTS HIM for it!
Genesis 37 6-8 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Just think of how COCKY Joseph sounded to them, when he was alll like… “Listen to me my brothers, you and my Father will bow down before me! Yes, I am the greatest, I totally ROCK! I will rule over you! HA! HA! HA! And did I mention Reuben, you have bad breath and back hair! Simeon I am better looking than you! And Judah you are a punk and I can totally take you out in WII!… I AM JOSEPH HEAR MY ROAR!”
I mean, what older brothers wouldn’t take Joseph and dunk his head in the toilet a couple of times? That’s an older brother’s job, isn’t it? To humble the younger?
Well, that is why the CARNAL MAN, ADAM, IS HERE PEOPLE! You see, these stories are all ALLEGORIES, for us to learn from. Whatever is without is most definately from within.
THE ELDER (carnal nature) is here to HUMBLE THE YOUNGER. This is why Jacob was running scared most of his life. His older, scary, hairy, brother Esau!
The good news is, in the END the ELDER (carnal nature) will serve the YOUNGER (Christ)
These are PICTURES of the TWO NATURES at war WITHIN us. And each of these BROTHERS of JOSEPH are individual pictures as well. Here I will give you a brief history of the 1st Born and 2nd Born –
The HEBREW TRADITION stated that the 1st born NATURAL SON inherits all the birthright and possesions of the FATHER, this is why the BLESSING OF THE FATHER is so important… BUT RIDDLE ME THIS BATMAN? When it comes to the KINGDOM OF GOD, the FIRSTBORN is NEVER THE ONE WHO INHERITS, we always see the 1ST is cast off, for the 2nd!
Because, this is an allegory. The NEW WINE is not prefered by the natural man, but the OLD WINE… The 1st MAN is NATURAL not spiritual and this is what NATURAL MAN WANTS but not GOD… this is why we see a trend in scripture. THE 1ST BORN is almost always what I call a DEATH DEALER, someone who brings death or kills, whereas you’ll see the 2ND BORN is always, ALWAYS a SHEPHARD! Sound like anyone we know?
That’s right, the Big Kahuna! CHRIST!
So the 1st Born is the (Killer, ignorant, carnal, first nature of man) and the 2ND Born seems to be the (Enlightened Christ, Shepherd Nature revealed after in man). We see the 1st born and 2nd Born again and again in so many stories in the bible, but because I’m lasy and my finger cramp, Im only going to list a few.
1st Born ADAM (brings death) —- 2nd Adam CHRIST (Shepard- BRINGS LIFE)
1st CANE (death) —- 2nd ABEL (Shepard – pleases God)
1st ISHMAEL (Hunter/slave/death/cast off) —– 2nd ISAAC (Shepard – Life)
1st ESAU (Hunter/Killer) —- 2nd JACOB (ME! LOL … Shepard – Life)
Getting the idea here? These are all wonderful word pictures.
Our first worldly nature is formed out of the DUST OF OUR EXPERIENCE.
Now for those of you thinking about your literal older brother or younger sister, STOP! These are PARABLES, they are symbols… these are NATURES IN YOU at work and WAR! This really has NOTHING to do with being LITERALLY BORN OF FLESH AT ALL!
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Two NATURES, two BROTHERS at WAR – 1st born and 2ND born.
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
The WOMB is where the CARNAL MAN and CHRIST are birthed from. The 1st born or 2nd! And you see, here we have BOTH inside fighting for control. But no worries, in the END, Christ overcomes the world, so will we.
1 John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
This CARNAL MAN is a tough NUT to crack. ESPECIALLY if you were raised in my house growing up. But I assure you…
1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
So, Joseph’s brother’s took sibling hazing a bit far by wanting him dead, But Joseph was sounding a bit cocky, you have to admit! However, this was ALL really just a SYMBOL of how CHRIST IN US is abused by our CARNAL NATURE and how the CHRIST WITHIN is made subject to this VANITY (OUR NONSENCE) for a time. Until the SOULISH MAN, realizes there is a FAMINE in the land, and humbly returns to the BROTHER (Christ) within, begging for help. This is a picture of how we all fall and return again.
But let us just FOR A MOMENT (how I hate to do this) look at the story of Joseph in literary terms for now.
Well, in this next little story in Genesis we learn how God WAS WORKING ALL the angles in Joseph’s life! He was behind it all. You would think the DEVIL would be behind the scenes getting Joseph’s brothers to act so horribly, but YOU’D BE WRONG! SO SUCK IT UP PILGRIMS, YOU’VE BEEN SERVED!
As we continue to read here, we will learn, it is GOD, that provokes the Jacob boys to such EVIL action… Hey don’t take my word for it… Check it out PEEPS! — This week, I decided to show the world how “down” I am!
After all JOSEPH endured, he understood, his BROTHERS were doing GOD’S WORK! And I hope after this paper you will understand the same.
It really shouldn’t be hard after all, I mean it is written there in black and white in Gen 45. But we know those RELIGIOUS FOLK, using the bible as a BAT but never as a “book” written by the inspiration of God, so we can read, and allow the Holy Spirit to inspire REVELATION within for us all!
You see, Joseph didn’t blame those who abused him, accused him, used him, and flibbity floosed him! He didn’t even get angry with his brothers. He understood they had no power to do anything BUT what God MADE them do. They weren’t acting by their own evil hand. GOD DID THIS TO JOSEPH!
“WHAT JACOB? How dare you say that? God doesn’t get people to do bad things?” Some will say.
ZIP IT YOU! … Jacob says right back at you! (what are you going to do, shut the computer off tough guy/girl…. ooooh I’m scared! Just kidding. I loves ya and wants to hugs ya! (insert smiley face with arms extended for hug)
Well for those who say, God doesn’t make people do bad things… I say… REALLY? What about Hardening Pharaoh’s heart? Hhhhm? And there is that little thing called the Crucifixion? Didn’t Jesus say to Judas… “Go do what you MUST do.” Do you think JUDAS had a choice?” – Jesus was pretty clear, he HAD to be betrayed, which means one man HAD TO BE A BETRAYER!
BY THE WAY: This is also a picture of how our CARNAL NATURE betrays our TRUE NATURE which is CHRIST! This is all the PLAN OF GOD from the beginning. This is why it is not EVIL for God to bring EVIL in the land, people! So settle down. So long as this EVIL brings about the GOOD. — Oh and EVIL is not (listening to a Marilyn Manson Album Backwards – EVIL is ERROR) just so you know!
But I digress:
You would think MURDERING AN INNOCENT MAN (Jesus) would be an EVIL act, RIGHT? However, few “Christians” would say that doing that was EVIL… AND fewer still would say, GOD WAS NOT IN CONTROL!
Because we ALL AGREE, God sent his son into the world to SAVE THE WORLD, so ALL COULD BELIEVE AND I REPEAT so ALL, not some, COULD BE SAVED! God’s hand WAS MOST DEFINATLY behind this EVIL OF THIS SCENE, righhhhhht?
But is it really Evil? If the end result, is SALVATION FOR ALL? And YES I MEAN ALLLLLLL!
Because in the end, it SAVED THE WORLD (meaning ALL!)
Phil 2:10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Some people say, this scene above is a picture of God standing over all of creation, they realize how wrong they are, and confess Christ… Then the Bad religious go on to say, Jesus will say TOO LATE! Now GO TO HELL FOR EVER AND BURN!
The problem is, the last line. THEY CONFESS CHRIST, TO THE GLORY OF GOD! – It does not glorify God to confess TRUTH because you are scared of what will happen if you don’t. To GLORIFY GOD means you understand the TRUTH and your actions and THOUGHTS are a GLORY TO THE LORD.
So much for the ENDLESS SUFFERING THAT COMES AFTER THAT. (see my articl: to hell with hell)
So JUST like JESUS, we learn that Joseph had to suffer as well. And GOD was provoking his brothers and all the tormentors in his life to do so. We learn this in Genesis 45. God was behind Joseph being thrown in the EMPTY DRY/BARREN WELL… (which is a picture of humanity barren soul/ignorance – no truth), then sold him into slavery (bondage of the flesh/sin) then PRISON.
In the end however, JOSEPH held tight, and he RULED ALL OF EGYPT (A picture of how the YOUNGER brother CHRIST rules over mankind’s SOUL the Older).
And what is good for one, is good for ALL! Meaning, the servant is NOT ABOVE THE MASTER! If God sends mean grumpy tormentors into the lives of those guys, guess what? All these jerk pants that are pestering us, are doing God’s will as well!
For those still having a hard time grasping that the evil doers in your life, may be doing God’s will TO BETTER YOU AND SAVE YOU…
Well, check this out NAY SAYERS! When Joseph’s BROTHERS came to Joseph and expected to be put to death for all the evil they had done to him. Joseph said…
“YOU DID NOT DO THIS TO ME… It was GOD!”
“I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. [a]
After all the evil and all the lies and all the treachery, Joseph says to these Jerks, “Don’t be upset for doing what you did to me, you DID IT TO ME SO I COULD SAVE YOU AND THE WORLD… GOD SENT ME HERE AHEAD OF YOU!… And by the way Reuben and Simeon, I’m still better looking!”
His brothers must have been like… “SAY WHAT, WILLIS?”
But seriously, the most heinous of crimes and God’s hand was behind it all… NEED MORE PROOF? Well, look to the next line. Watch what Joseph says next,
8 “So then, it was not YOU who sent me here, but GOD.
It wasn’t his brothers it was GOD! If only we could get this through our thick heads.
Think about how much more peace we would have. When hard times come, we would not see it through the eyes of sorrow, or grief. We would step back and say, this is happening because it is so a great day of deliverance can come.
Okay, my point with all this is, today I am going to a QUAKER MEETING PLACE… Sounds a bit nutty? Not that QUAKERS are nutty, but how random that is… RIGHT?
Well, not for me. I look at life as the Captain of a ship look at the signs of the sky. When the signs tell me turn left, I am curious to see what will be found down that left turn.
And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
There was a time, years ago, I had a wonderful revelation on the sands of a the sea shore, and no there was no Shelly selling Sea Shells there.
It was the last time I went looking for a man made “church”… I was HUNGRY (spiritually hungry) I mean. Like Jesus was the morning he left BETHANY, which IRONICALL means (House of MISERY)
Like Jesus, I had just left the HOUSE OF MISERY as well, called DIVORCE… I really wanted to be FED spiritually in a church and find a fellowship of believers, as I had been so disappointed in the past with the many congregations I had found and walked out of.
So I had gotten up that morning, and prayed GOD let me find one, I am so very hungry for your WORD (TRUTH). I am going to intercut the passage I read and finally understood at that beach after my “fruitless” search that day.
18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
Ironically, here we see Jesus RETURNING to Bethany (House of Misery) to be fed. The very place he left, that made him Hungry to begin with.
I suppose it was foolish of me to think that the very thing that I had left, would somehow miraculously change and be able to bring me life, but I was STARVING for DEEPER INSIGHT into the things of God! I should have considered the words IN-SIGHT which is not spellled OUT-SIGHT… but as you all know, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
So, there I was driving on the Boston Post Road in my 12 year Old Jeep Wrangler which kicks Major But! “Wrangler” another great allegory for my life’s journey.
So, when I saw this huge Church… I came up to it, went it, sat and listened, fell asleep, got up, left, and walk out hungrier than before. I found NOTHING in that “CHURCH” that would nourish me… and I said in my heart… THIS PLACE WILL NEVER PRODUCE ANY FRUIT FOR ME! I knew if would NOT produce FRUIT for anyone ever again. As I walked away that FIG TREE was cursed in my eyes and I knew it would never be a source of life to any who entered its doors. NOW CHECK OUT THE J-MAN’S account.
19And when he saw a fig tree in the way he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
I, like Jesus, was just looking for some SPIRITUAL FOOD… For those of you who thought Jesus was looking at a literal FIG TREE think again, he was looking at ISRAEL! He saw that MAN’S WAYS were bankrupt. Jesus CURSED MAN’S WAYS, as many of us do, because we know that it will bear NO FRUIT FOR US…
You see the FIG TREE is not just MAN MADE RELIGION, but it is MAN’S THINKING and MAN’S WAYS, which are far beneath God’s ways. And when we begin to understand that God in control of ALL THINGS and we let go of all the fairy tales we have been sold over the years from their salesmen of faith and we go to God WITHIN TO BE BROKEN and SET FREE, we too will see as the disciples saw.
20And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
The instant we understand man can not offer us entrance into the things of God, we will quickly stop looking for answers there. As I did. I then drove to the beach, grabbed my handy dandy bible. And read, and within minutes I understood the parable of the fig tree, and I was FULL!
You would think with all the intelligent people that go to some of the mislead “miracle healers” and “RELIGIOUS LEADERS” out there, that they would see through the smoke and mirrors and be disgusted at the work that is being done in the land at the hand of the so called miracle man. (I’m a poet and I DID KNOW IT!)
But even these chooches have their place. So settle down everyone, God has a point and a purpose for them as well, and we must love our inbred brothers and sisters TOO. THE FIG TREE that has no fruit has its place for the moment. And so do the LIARS. Who do you think is inspiring the lying?
1 Kings 22: 23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
That’s right Ya’ll… It just may be GOD PUTTING THE LIES IN THEIR MOUTHS! So, Don’t be hating! Why? You ask… WELL, the lies just keep getting STUPIDER, God knows one day, we all are going to WAKE UP ALREADY! He is doing this, to deliver us!
Who do you think created that FATHER OF LIES to begin with? GOD, that’s who. There is a great work being done in the land today. This is cause for us all to rejoice.
I know we are all going through some hard and difficult times, if you’re anything like me you’re probably regretting half the things you say and twice of the things you write! LOL… But seriously, there is a work being done within us, a humbling process is begun. And yes we may loose our patience, and yes we may cry and we may whine and complain, but THAT IS ALL PART OF THE PLAN!
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
You want to know whose fault it is that we were BORN TO BE SUCH IGNORANT MEATHEADS? Well, it wasn’t OUR fault… AS MOST religious teachers would have you to believe, as if God someone is an incompetant creator, who bumbled around up there in Heaven and Man messed everything up… NO, A SEED MUST DIE TO PRODUCE MANY OTHER SEEDS! DEATH WAS ALWAYS SO WE WOULD KNOW LIFE!
For the creature was made subject to vanity, NOT WILLINGLY, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
You see, we didn’t WILL THIS, God did. So, we need to stop judging everyone, stop being so hard on ourselves, start trusting that EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALLRIGHT, THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL!
You see we were BORN BLIND (Ignorant of God’s truth) So when we can SEE, GOD would be GLORIFIED!
3Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
So, today my wife and I are going to visit our “FRIENDS” at the local QUAKER meeting house. I have already brushed up my Old English and broke out the only two stereotypes I know of, to try and poke fun at our ignorance at this very cool faith. But if you want to get a bit more familiar, or want to try and get a cool hat like the QUAKER OATS GUY… check out this link below.
While in this chatroom yesterday I met an enlightened chap. Who I surprisingly found out was Quaker. For the next couple of hours I consumed all I could about the faith, which is very neat. Coincidently, their views are very close to mine. They don’t judge others, they believe in the CHRIST WITHIN, and see this in other religions as well, and believe in a UNIVERSAL CHRIST in all people, not just some. They don’t condemn, they don’t have a hierarchy, there are no Pastors, leaders, etc, they don’t vote, etc, etc, they were one of the first faith’s if not the FIRST FAITH to recognize the EQUALITY of ALL MANKIND, man, woman, black, white, yellow, green, blue, purple, and striped.
They don’t have typical “church” they have meetings once a week Where everyone gathers and sits in silence to wait upon God, then people SHARE WITH EACH OTHER as they feel led, pray for each other, AND OFFER EACH OTHER MAPLE SYRUP HOT BREAKFAST CEREAL TO EACH OTHER! Isn’t that awesome?
Now this seemed like my cup of tea, even though I can’t stand tea! Unless it is BRISK BABY! So I told my sweet, sweet, Danielle about it, and she was like… YOU’RE OUT OF YOUR MIND, YOU NUT BAG! No, she was like, COOL AND ADVENTURE, and she’s been on Youtube all morning checking it out.
Now, are we going to become QUAKERS? Highly unlikely as I like my Sunday’s to my family, Im selfish that way! But, I pay attention to the signs that led me to my research of the religion, led to my wife and I snuggling and talking and (other things) and then this article this morning, and now a cool adventure waits… will it be akward? Possibly. Will it be weird? I’m sure of it. But will it be fruitful? We’ll see… That, is what I am hoping for… FRUIT! Because, I am hungry again people, and perhaps it is time for me to start looking for fruit in the land today, because the SIGNS OF THE TIMES are saying, THE FRUIT IS BEGINNING TO SPROUT in the hearts of some TREES. The Times they are a Changing. I’m here to shake up the ground and I hope you’re digging it!
PEACE OUT PEEPS! Love you all,