Call Upon The Name

CALL UPON THE NAME

This weekend I had the chance to speak with a pastor of a near by church. He was sharing quite a bit with me. I took the oppurtunity to do the same. I knew that the way I “see” things was dramatically different than the way he saw things. So I didn’t try to force my views on him, nor did I try and prove what he was saying as wrong. He of course, put heavy emphasis on Jesus the man/the Christ being Lord and Savior and that if you don’t put all your trust in this man from two thousand years ago then you will not be saved.

When I asked him what it is that we needed saving from. His answer was of course infinite torture. You see his view of salvation is an assurance that in the future a God of Love will not torture him endlessly.

This is what I call the dangling of the carrot. Hold that carrot out in front of the donkey and get that donkey to work for you without ever receiving the reward. To an extent this is very true with religion today. There is a lot of self assurance and belief that in the future everything will finally be perfect, but in the now the majority of mainstream “believers” are some of the most miserable. And why wouldn’t they be? They are taught that they have no power over their situations. They are taught that there is a scary monster called the devil who is out to get them, so when anything goes wrong of course it couldn’t be them who are either to blame for it, or benefit from it. They are also taught how to be prideful and arrogant and prejudice. They are convinced they are part of some elite club and that anyone outside that club is somehow “less than”. They believe that it is love to tell a person that they are going to burn endlessly if these people don’t change their orientation or belief. They are taught that they will be blessed with more money IF they only give their money, sort of like a spiritual lottery where you have to be in it to win it. The reward for their devotion to whatever church, temple, mosque, or religion they serve is the promise of a future pay off… THAT NEVER COMES WHILE THEY WALK THIS EARTH. Sort of like saying, work for me for the rest of your life and after your dead I’ll pay you.

Now this line of “sinking” ironically is not even scriptural. It took me many years of study, prayer and contemplation to see how very tricked I too had been. I too, had been the donkey chasing after that carrot. It took years to finally give up this egotistical line of “sinking” and find that the carrot had already been within. The instant I did, I began to rest.

After your work, and you SEE all you have done under the sun, and you can say that everything was for the good… YOU REST! This my friends is salvation.

Salvation is NOT a future event. It is freedom from your fear, your worries, your dread, your insecurities, your pride, your hate, your shame, your illusions, etc. Salvation is KNOWING the TRUTH of who you are. Because it is THE TRUTH that sets you free! Salvation is finally entering the KINGDOM OF GOD. Which is NOT a future event… it is a NOW EVENT.

For those who do not know what the Kingdom of God is… this is not some far off palace in the sky. The Kingdom is WITHIN YOU and it is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY! – It is finally finding REST! It is finally being able to LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ALL IT’S GLORY!

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Now, where mainstream Christianity uses fear as a motivator… you will find that in the kingdom of heaven, there is no fear… there is ONLY LOVE!

God is LOVE! And there is NO FEAR in love. In fact, perfect LOVE casts out all fear!

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

And yet those in mainstream Christianity will use fear of this or that, whether it is hell or the devil, to get you to do whatever it is they want you to do. “You better do this… OR BURN!!!!!”

Fear produces death. Giving people a to do list to find peace is pictured beautifully in the allegory of the LAW. Moses came up with what seems like an endless list of do’s and don’ts for us to follow… OR ELSE! In it contained ways to punish people, condemn people, and yes kill people… Man’s law is not God’s law. The LAW OF LOVE is CLEAR!LOVE GOD FIRST and…

Mark 12:31
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Man’s law produces fear, shame, regret, pride, anger, lust and more… The Law of Man produces DEATH (carnal minded thinking)… It is the LAW OF SIN and DEATH. The LAW OF LOVE, which one finds when they rest… SETS YOU FREE!

Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

No to do this one must learn to DENY themselves. They must TAKE UP THEIR CROSS. They must lay down the lies the once learned and cross over to the truth.

Let’s for a moment see what mainstream Christianity says we need to do to find out “future salvation”. Then I will show you what we must lay down to be free now.

Salvation according to mainstream christianity is “confessing Jesus as Lord and escaping and endless amount of unspeakable torture. The caveat being, this infinite horror show many professing Christians have no problem saying a GOD OF LOVE created.

The same God of “love” who created you, and me. The same God of love who told us all to love and forgive, especially our enemies. The same God of love who said, If we know how to take care of our children and we are ignorant, HOW MUCH MORE does this same God know how to treat his own.

The logical question many parents would ask is, if they, themselves, would never give up on their kids regardless of what their children had done, why would God? There is not one parent that would send their child away to a place of unspeakable torture because their child was too ignorant to know their parent to begin with. Anyone reading this would agree, it is better for a child to be taught and encouraged and loved. Yet, not the god of mainstream Christianity. No, this God would say that we should always forgive and love, yet this God, according to mainstream Christianity will not do the same.

IF you DON’T do as you have been told, if you DON’T say the magic words and call upon the name of the “Lord”, the very same God of “love” who created you, and told you to love always, forgive always, to do good always even to those who do you wrong, will send you to a this place of infinite torture.

And I bought into that line of “sinking” for many years believe it or not. Even though it never sat right with me.

I just wanted so desperately to know God, to escape my sadness and to find peace. I thought I better get in line and believe what everyone had been telling me was true since I was about twelve years old, you know, JUST IN CASE I was headed to Dante’s inferno for not doing so.

I was alive once before the LAW came. I didn’t fear God. I had hope. I trusted in God’s provision. I believed I could be anything. I didn’t worry about what tomorrow would bring, what I would wear, what I would eat. I didn’t worry that God was angry with me, holding me under his judgmental microscope waiting for me to mess up so he could send me to a place that makes the movie SAW look like something from Walt Disney’s imagination…. I WAS ALIVE ONCE UNTIL THE LAW CAME.

I was TRICKED AS PAUL was TRICKED! Really read this next verse and then let’s open our eyes a little wider as the truth come forward.

Romans 7:8-10
8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. 9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.

Paul understood he had been tricked, just like I was tricked… JUST LIKE YOU WERE TRICKED. But trust me the deception goes much deeper than this. We are just getting started with this one people.

But back to Paul. You see “HE” was TRICKED by religious people as I was. He was a Pharisee of Pharisees. “SIN” seized the opportunity to take the very TRUTH ABOUT GOD intended to bring life and actually tricked Paul into living a life of death.

Let me offer what I believe Romans 7:8-10 means.

Sin is the thought of foolishness. It is missing the mark, missing the truth. Sin is missing the SPIRIT of things. SIN can take something that is meant to be a blessing and turn it into a curse. It is taking something the wrong way. Like reading the directions of a shampoo bottle and thinking you must continue to wash your hair again and again and again, because it says “Repeat”. As opposed to understanding this means, the NEXT TIME you wash your hair do the same thing.

So Paul misunderstood what the LAW OF GOD really meant. This is what SIN is, it is to think foolishly, to be ignorant, TO MISS THE TRUTH OF GOD and MISS THE MARK OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE.

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin

Paul was ALIVE ONCE, as I was ALIVE before MY FOOLISH UNDERSTANDING of GOD’S LAW TRICKED me into thinking I was miserable sinner who was damned to suffer the horrors of endless suffering.

The truth is we were ALL ALIVE once before SIN (OUR FOOLISH UNDERSTANDING) took the opportunity to turn the WONDERFUL TRUTH OF GOD into a terrible threat where we better do what religious men and women tell us to do, believe as they believe, think as they think, condemn as they condemn, OR ELSE!

We all began our lives as ADAM (Which by the way, literally means MANKIND as a whole).

We ALL were ADAM, we began UNASHAMED of who God created us to be. We were at peace. We had no fear of the future, no shame of the past, we were children alive in the garden, living the life God intended… THAT IS OF COURSE, until we were brought to that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL and told we better eat or else.

At around twelve years old or so I began to listen to what the Priest told me, in my reLIEgion classes I was made to attend I was first taught of the horrors that await IF I DIDN’T FOLLOW THE FOLD. Side note: something FOLDED has something important wrapped up and hidden within.

Until the priest and religion instructors told me what a blasphemous sinner I was, I had no idea that I was born into this world the miserable horrible sinner that God loved so much he actually had to murder his own son to save me. Which of course if I didn’t swallow that bait hook, line and sinker, I would be punished for. So I had to believe my God of Love, actually hated me and murdered his son to save me, BUT only if I believed he did this.

SOUNDS RIDICULOUS if you really think about it. But as children we don’t know any better do we?

AND SO…. (PLEASE RE-READ WITH DIFFERENT EYES)

Romans 7:8-10
8 SIN, SEIZING the opportunity afforded by the commandment (the foolish idea of what God’s commandments were), produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law (This kind of foolish thinking), sin was dead (I had no fear and ignorance). 9 ONCE I was ALIVE apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin (THE IGNORANT TEACHING OF WHAT IT WAS, WHICH IT REALLY WASN’T) sprang to life and I died. 10 (LATER IN LIFE) I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. (BECAUSE I NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD IT)… THANK YOU SIN!

IN THE GARDEN…

The SERPENT said EAT FROM THIS TREE and you will be LIKE GOD! The Serpent said, if you eat from this you surely won’t die. Just as the RELIGIOUS leaders of my youth told me, they said believe this, do this, don’t do that, and you will LIVE FOR EVER… or else!

YES, the EGO of man is clever and as children (immature in the faith) we listen. I listened and it took hold and my whole world changed.

You see as kids, we DON’T know truly, as EVE didn’t know, that we ALREADY WERE AND ARE LIKE GOD. We DIDN’T HAVE to eat from the tree of knowledge of what is good and what is evil to be like what we were. WE ALREADY ARE AND WERE the children of God. But when those religious leaders told us, WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG in God’s eyes to be God’s child we listened and we ate, and we BELIEVED, and EVERYONE OF US DIED SPIRITUALLY!

The instant we believed, we began seeing God outside of us, far away and distant from us. We believed God was angry at us… for simply being born into a fallen world because of someone else’s mistake we were told. AND WE BELIEVED THAT TOO.

And so we were cast out of the GARDEN, which is within us, which is the Kingdom of God, which is where we lived/existed BEFORE SIN (FOOLISH BELIEF) took hold and condemned us to death.

If truth be told, it wasn’t ADAM that fell, It was US!

Think back to when you were a child, carefree and happy. Then question, why did it all changed?

The answer is we were tricked into separating ourselves from the truth by listening to lies. And what a cost we have all paid.

The instant we ate of the egotistical lies of religion our eyes were opened to a whole new world of death. And that world was one where we suffered, and had to work harder and harder to become what we had forgotten we already were, GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN.

We were told we were NAKED and that we should be ashamed, that were SINNERS in need of a Savior. We were told we were no good, losers, that we would never know peace or joy UNLESS WE DID AS those keepers of the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL told us to do.

The serpents tricked us into eating and we ate. AND CONTINUE TO EAT! Because we have not yet believed, IT IS NOT BLASPHEMOUS TO ACCEPT WHO WE TRULY ARE.

Think about this, who did Jesus call serpents?

That’s right the religious leaders of the time. The ones who looked all righteous on the outside but were filled with hypocrisy and death.

Matthew 23
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers

These blind guides did not see (know) the truth, and we followed them and did we not ALL FALL INTO THE DITCH of IGNORANCE AND SUFFERING?

They told us we were sinners, and that we should be ashamed, and that we should hate who we were, we were bad, bad, bad! So bad we deserve to be tortured endlessly… Once again their reason was simple, because of ONE’S MAN’S SIN six thousand years ago. Another shining example of how SIN takes the scriptures and makes it mean the very thing it means not.

YET, did God tell us we should be ashamed of who we are? Did God tell us we need to do anything to be who he created us to be? NO! One of the very first things God told us NOT TO DO was to EAT OF THAT TREE!

Genesis 3:11
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

So I ask you, DID GOD TELL YOU THAT YOU WERE A SINNER or DID MANKIND?

The answer is simple, CARNAL MANKIND did.

So a bigger question is now raised? What is salvation? Do we really need to be saved from some monstrous fate God has predestined for those who don’t do as the religious/serpents tell us?

OR do we need to be saved from the SIN of believing what the religious/serpents have tricked us into believing?

The SIN OF ADAM was EATING OF THAT TREE wasn’t it? ADAM’S sin was not simply being born ignorant of God, it was being tricked into believing he had to do something to be like God.

SO WHAT IS IT WE NEED TO REALLY BE SAVED FROM?

Well let me first put on theory to rest. We are NOT saved from some place of infinite torture called Hell. The reason is simple, there is no such thing. Hell literally translates into the GRAVE, the HIDDEN PLACE, it is IGNORANCE. For the sake of time, if you disagree with this statement please do go to my search bar and read two essays I have written here, one is called “Hell Revealed” and the other is called “Lake of Fire Revealed” and NO they are not the same thing.

HELL (our ignorance/death) is cast into the LAKE OF FIRE (Which is God’s spirit, a consuming fire, which is an allegory for refinement. As impurities as burned away from precious metals, so are our impure thoughts burned away with the truth.)

Nothing can separate us from the love of God! Only our ego can trick us into thinking we are far from God.

Romans 8
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor 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.

I must add, since HELL is our ignorance, it is indeed our IGNORANCE that we need to be saved from.

Now there are many teaching today that God will forgive us and save all men. And that is a step in the right direction. The problem with this is, they are still placing salvation in the future. They are still saying this salvation was attained by one man who was put to death so we could die and go to heaven. And that my friends is a big problem. It is like saying, one doesn’t need to learn how to drive to get a license, because one man learned for us all. This is another trick of that enemy called the ego. Once again it is putting faith in something outside of you, instead of going within.

This belief that the price was paid by someone else, and that we need do nothing but believe that… is like trying to get to the truth by entering another door because it seems easier and people told you to.

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

The thief and the robber is the ego of man, always trying to do it the carnal way.

HOWEVER, when you enter into the truth… the same person who was once a follower of the truth, becomes the truth itself.

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

Jesus never said to simply believe on him and it’s good. Jesus said, to take up the cross, to do as he did, to see as he saw, to be what you were born to be. Jesus never said to pray to him, or to think that you are good by simply believing he did what he did. HE SAID…

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.

DENY YOURSELF, this doesn’t mean to deprive yourself. It means to DENY IT. To understand who you think you are IS NOT WHO YOU ARE. Jesus said IF ANY MAN COME AFTER HIM, LET HIM DENY WHO HE THINKS HE IS, take up the same CROSS from death to LIFE AND FOLLOW THE PATTERN LAID OUT FOR US ALL.

Imagine if you will that I had overcome this world, and I told you “I AM” the resurrection and the life. The SIN would be to think that “I”, “Jacob Israel” was the SAVIOR who you must put all your trust in… However, the words can be read another way… “I am the resurrection and the life” MEANING the path to resurrection and life from the death of our ignorance is UNDERSTANDING “I AM”, understanding who YOU ARE TRULY is the RESURRECTION from the ignorance of who you once thought you were. It was never about putting your faith in one man from thousands of years ago, IT WAS ALWAYS ABOUT understanding THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU. It is about finding your way back into the garden. It is about DENYING who you think you are and taking hold of the marvelous truth that you are God’s only begotten child.

When you do this, when you deny yourself and take up the cross from death to life, you too can say when people ask to show them the Father that “I am in the Father and the Father is in me”. For the Father is all there is.

Now for those that teach, only Jesus did what has to be done what follows is people feel that they are let off the hook. Meaning, people can basically live the way they want to live and it’s all good. The truth is, whatever a man sows he shall also reap. We are corrected in this life and when this happens we MUST pay attention to it. Our testing is the trial of our faith. This is our refinement process. So to simply believe you have arrived and it’s all good and you can go about and live your life any old way you want because someone else did all the work is in fact another lie of the ego. And just because your EGO has made you believe that this is some grand revelation doesn’t mean it is true. The EGO can come as an angel of light and cause you much harm.

Just because you believe it’s all going to be peaches and cream after physical death doesn’t mean you are saved. Because salvation has absolutely nothing to do with the future. You are still trapped, you are still in hell, you still need to be saved from YOUR”SELF” in the here and now.

You see the thief wants to do three things to you.

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…

The THIEF pictured here is your EGO, the person you have been tricked into believing is you, the one you must deny. Another name for this thief is the Devil. Once again, please read my article called “Man’s Ego is the Devil” if you have questions about that statement. And it is this THIEF, this FALSE SENSE OF SELF that you need to be saved from. You need to be saved from your ignorant suffering. You need to KNOW LIFE AGAIN! And the only way to do this is to embrace who you truly are and always have been. This revelation is revealed with you.

John 10:10
… “I” (WHO YOU REALLY ARE) am come (IS REVEALED) that they might HAVE LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly.

BELIEF doesn’t set anyone free, going along with the popular crowd doesn’t set anyone free, doing this or doing that doesn’t set you free… ONLY THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE sets you free.

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

Now what I am about to share may shock you, but it doesn’t make it any the less true. Thankfully the scriptures also back this revelation up.

As with the story of ADAM, the story of Jesus’ crucifixion is also OUR STORY!

Jesus is a symbol of who we all really are and were before “we/our ego” crucified him. As Paul said, we also were crucified with him.

When Jesus died, we died. Why? BECAUSE WE ARE HIM AND HE IS US. Jesus is a symbol of the son of God we really are that we allowed RELIGIOUS LEADERS and POLITICAL LEADERS to KILL WITHIN US. But the same SON OF GOD that we are, that we all crucified, is also LORD. The word lord, in other scriptures it is translated to Jehovah, literally means the EXISTING ONE. You see, JESUS (a symbol of humanity in it’s risen/resurrected/enlightened state) is the ONLY US that really EXISTS!

We have the MIND OF CHRIST, we are the BODY OF CHRIST, we have the NAME OF CHRIST… That doesn’t leave any room for Tom, Dick and Carnal Harry.

Who we thought we were is actually the very same EGO that killed who we always have been. We chose an alternative reality, one where suffering is a way of life, where hopes and dreams go unanswered, where we have no power, where we need to do what religious people tell us to do to be saved from an imaginary place of infinite torture that doesn’t even exist.

YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO BE SAVED? FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE!

Let me break down the symbolism of the crucifixion for you. To help you better understand this.

Jesus is called the WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. No one can get to the FATHER without knowing the way, the truth, and LIFE!

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by (The way, the truth, and the LIFE).

ANDDDDDDDDD….. For THAT to be fully realized one must understand the nature (name) of God (love) is also the NATURE (name) of that person. Because when that nature is matured and we judge the truth correctly we understand AS HE (JESUS) is… SO ARE WE!

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.

Now WHO was condemned by the religious of the day and declared to be HERETIC for claiming to be the SON OF GOD?

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!

Who was rejected by many, who was angry at what religion had done to the way people understood God?

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!

Who was put to death by the religious and political leaders of the time. Because they wanted to be KING and rule, and didn’t want all of humanity to be ruled by the WAY, TRUTH, AND THE LIFE?

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!

And where was the WAY, TRUTH, AND THE LIFE put to death by these religious and political leaders?

That’s right GOLGOTHA… and what does GOLGOTHA MEANS? The PLACE OF THE SKULL! And what is beneath your skull? YOU BRAIN!

And where is the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE buried right now? WITHIN YOU!

And where is the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE seated? In the Temple of God… PLEASE POINT TO YOUR TEMPLES. What is between them?

YOUR BRAIN! Your thoughts!

Christ (The truth revealed in mankind) was put to death (buried beneath lies) at Golgotha (the place of the skull=Our brains), yet CHRIST(the way, truth, and life) remains seated in the TEMPLE of Gods (Your brain is between your temples).

We ALL were crucified with Christ (meaning we all became ignorant of the Truth) after we were given a crown of thorns.

And what does a crown symbolize? A RULE, BEING RULED. And what are the Thorns?

Mark 4:18-20
18 And these are they which are sown among THORNS; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

The instant we took upon ourselves the SINS (foolish thoughts/cares) of the world, the TRUTH OF WHO WE WERE was put to death, by the new IDEA of what we should be.

And in that instant we began to believe God had forsaken us.

Matthew 27:46
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

All thanks to that religious egotistical serpent that said, TO BE LIKE GOD ALL WE MUST DO IS EAT!

We all believed we were separated from God and that produced death. We ALL were forced outside the GARDEN (our heart) and began living OUTSIDE the GARDEN, which means we began to put faith in everything temporal outside of us instead of the eternal truth that is within.

Newsflash people, WE WERE THE ONE “MAN” THAT BROUGHT DEATH INTO THE WORLD. The good news is WE ARE THE ONE MAN THAT BRINGS LIFE INTO THE WORLD. The instant we CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD!

Now here is the big shocker. Read this scripture carefully and buckle up because everything is about to change.

Romans 10:12-14
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

There is no difference between you and me, and those we see in the news or on the street. The same LORD IS OVER US ALL.

The word LORD translates to “The EXISTING ONE”

There is no difference between you and me or others, because the same ONE THAT EXISTS is over all. Meaning we ALL EXIST. We all share that same amazing gift or LIFE. CHRIST is our LIFE. WE EXIST! The world revolved around each of us. The sun rises and sets upon each of us. We ALL EXIST! We ALL are the one looking behind the son of the ONE WHO EXISTS… who we ignorantly call by our worldly name… Our EXISTENCE GAVE LIFE TO WHO WE ARE IN THIS WORLD. And just as we repent of the life we have created for ourselves and set out to destroy the idea of the person we used to be, we see the same story told over and over again in the scripture.

Genesis 6:6
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

The one who exists wishes that he or she had not become the very thing they had become. This is the first step toward true salvation.

There is no difference between us, at our core we all EXIST! We ALL are in the father and the father is in us. We all can say, if you have seen (understood) ME you have seen (understood) I EXIST!

We need to go deeper, to seek more, really question who is behind the wheel driving our life? We need to see that “He that is WITHIN ME, the one who EXISTS, is GREATER than the ONE you think you are in this world.”

I GO TO MY FATHER (I AM/I exist), for he is GREATER than who I think I am.

That day, I will be IN YOU and you will be IN ME, because you will understand we ALL EXIST!

Now here is one way it is explained to US on how we will find salvation. And what follows is truly what this whole paper has been about.

Romans 10
13 For whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the LORD shall be saved.

It would be sin to think The words “call upon the name” of Jesus is how salvation is found. The words call upon (eÍpikaleÑw) actually translate to “to put a name upon, to surname, to permit one’s self to be surnamed, to be named after someone”

This is huge news people, because we already know the word LORD translates to THE EXISTING ONE. But what is indeed startling is the fact that the only way to find salvation is to CALL YOURSELF THE EXISTING ONE!

It is not about accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, it is about accepting that what was true was Jesus is true for you. You too can say, BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS I AM. As Jesus did, before you knew ABRAHAM you EXISTED!

So you see the problem. For anyone to truly know salvation, they must first know SALVATION IS ALREADY THEIRS! You will never be free as long as you are looking outside of you for the answers, you will only know the truth when you enter in and become the shepherd of the sheep yourself. The next line in Romans is the reason so many still suffer.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?

How are you going to finally come to realize who you are, if you believe it is a sin to do so.

CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD! CALL YOURSELF THE EXISTING ONE AND BREAK FREE!

The POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS IN YOU! Think differently!

Now before you go and say that I am declaring that “I AM” God alone, or that you are GOD ALONE… I want to remind of something, GOD IS THE ONLY THING THAT EXISTS!

Mark 12:32
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is NONE OTHER
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Now read this with new eyes.

Genesis 1:26
And God (THE ONLY ONE WHO EXISTS) said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness
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The ONE WHO EXISTS created who you think you are in the image of who you really are. You TRULY ARE more than you know.

I would like to leave you with this last ground breaking truth. In the scriptures, when Moses went to Pharoah and was asked what God sent him… Moses answered, “I Am”… God (The one who exists) spoke with Moses and explained that his true name was “I Am That I Am”. Not only does this mean God is existence itself… but the words “I AM” are translated incorrectly… Those Hebrew words literally translate into… “I WILL BE WHATEVER I WILL BE”.

God is the creator, he makes and remakes as he wills. Be what it is you want to be, by first knowing who you TRULY ARE! The POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH is in your mind and tongue. CREATE A LIFE FOR YOURSELF AND RISE FROM THE GRAVE OF RELIGIOUS THINKING.

Psalms 82
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

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Present Suffering? – Video

Present Suffering? – Video

We all go through hard times. Some worse than others, but pain is still pain. When we suffer it feels like there is not point. We have been told by many religious leaders that if we do what they say, follow their particular faith, give money, etc, that we will be free from illness, financial trouble, emotional distress, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. And it is the TRUTH that sets you free. Whether it was Jesus crying for God to take his cup of suffering away, Paul who said, he would rather die than stay in the troubles of this world, King David who was constantly crying out for death and deliverence from his enemies and pain, Jonah who cried and prayed for deliverance from the belly of hell (The great fish/carnal imagination), the many barren women of scripture, Joseph who was beaten, thrown into the pit, made a slave, falsely accused, imprisoned, etc, we see a pattern of God’s chosen suffering. Yet, because of all they wen’t through many were brought to know the truth about God, and in the end they all realized “No present suffering could be compared” to the glory that was revealed because of it. Because of everything Joseph went through he was prepared to rule all of Egypt, and the same is true for us. We don’t know what tomorrow holds. But we do know that God is in control of it all. So every tear we cry, everytime scream, every heartbreak, every hard times has a place and a purpose. And when we understand that even our suffering has a purpose then we can embrace our cross knowing that our pain last for but a moment, but our purpose will stand for all of time. This video is a reminder of these things, I pray it gives you hope and regardless of what you are going through, you will understand these things aren’t happening TO YOU, they are happening FOR YOU! And in knowing this, you will overcome and walk in the excitement and hope of what is to come because of it all. Much love Jacob

http://www.JacobIsrael.org – For my novel THE CALLING A VOICE IN THE DEAD WOODS – see link on left of page

Nothing Compares To What Comes



No Suffering Compares To What Comes

We all go through hard times and when going through those hard times we wonder if any good will ever come of it. We at times feel like failures, like we have messed everything up, like we are worthless, at times we can feel that the decisions we make are poor ones and that if we were only stronger, wiser, or more compassionate we would have acted differently or done differently.

However, we never know what beautiful things can come out of our pain. Even when we believe we have made huge mistakes, or we feel we have let so many down by not acting a certain way or doing a certain thing, even when we feel like we have messed everything up for our lives and family, or even our pets, what we don’t always see is the miracle that comes out of it all. We can’t begin to comprehend the wonderful things that actually are birthed out of choices we have made that brought us many tears and heartache. This short essay is to show you, that even when you feel like a failure, like you have let everyone down, that the very thing you did that brought you so much pain was meant to be for the greater good.

One of the things that I constantly try to get across on this site is that God is in control. Not you, not your family, friends, or neighbors, God! That means that everything that is happening, regardless of whether or not we believe it is the right or wrong thing to do, is for the greater good. Because we know ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE THAT LOVE GOD.

So whether you have a relationship that has fallen apart, or you did something you thought was really dumb and it cost you your job, whether you have lost your temper or didn’t stand up for yourself, all of it has a purpose. The past is the foundation for the future. And whatever has happened, we must accept HAD TO HAPPEN for the good that will come out of it. EVEN IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WAS SO WRONG. Even if you believe you have been treated wrong, raised wrong, abused, it all plays a part in bringing this perfect creation to its beautiful climatic end.

This is a hard lesson for all of us to learn. We have a knack for beating ourselves up again and again for what we perceive as our shortcomings or failures in our life. But as I stated before, we truly don’t know what comes out of such sufferings.

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us


This will be my shortest essay to date. The reason is early this morning I got some news that soon brought tears of joy to my eyes. Months ago a decision had to be made about one of our dogs. His name was COOKIE. And I loved cookie. But Cookie was a bit nippy, and demanded so much attention, more than I alone could give him. The children couldn’t handle him, my wife was scared of him, and I alone just couldn’t take care of him, and my three children, career, house, bills, yard, other dog, cat, frog, and wife. Cookie became very difficult to manage. As hard as I tried, as much as I loved the dog, he was too much.

Now one thing I want you to know about me, is I believe in responsibility. Regardless if it is keeping your vows, staying faithful, being there for your children, meeting your work requirements, or in cookies case, never giving up on an animal you adopt. So when Cookie got nippy with one of my boys and caught his face with a tooth my wife said Cookie had to go. But I also knew Cookie had to go. I felt terrible, I felt like I was giving up on this poor animal, that I was a cop-out, that I was a man who couldn’t live up to the responsibilities of caring for the very animal I rescued.

So I began looking for shelters, and I found Kent Animal Shelter in Long Island, NY… It is a non kill shelter and rated as one of the best in NY. It just so happened they had one spot. Now cookie was half American Bull dog and Half Pit, and he was a beast of a dog. BUT SUCH A MOOSH! I worried because of his size and hyper nature that they wouldn’t take him. But I worried more that they would. I prayed on my way there, that if I am meant to keep this animal that they will not take him, and if I am not they will.

I arrived and at first it looked liked it wasn’t going to happen. But soon the love of Cookie won them over. He past all the tests, I signed the papers, made a contribution and drove away in tears. I cried hysterically, feeling like a failure, like a loser. I felt like I had given up on one of my children and that I was like those people who adopt animals and when things get hard they just get rid of them like they are disposable. I felt like I had let everyone down, a feeling I get quite a lot.

I prayed that Cookie would be adopted quickly by a wonderful family and they Cookie would be happier than ever before. But for days I walked around feeling like a total loser. I imagined Cookie alone in the corner of one of their pens crying for me, shivering, or starving himself. It was horrible.

I soon learned it really was the best thing for the house, our other dog Daisy was now getting more love than ever before, the house was cute, things weren’t getting broken, and I wasn’t constantly having to run downstairs, or outside to see his demands were met. Even though I now felt like it was the right thing for my family and home, I still couldn’t shake the feeling that I just gave up on this animal.

Now when I say that I am very hard on myself, that puts it lightly. I am a deep thinker, and even though I intellectually know everything is as it is meant to be, I don’t always remember to practice what I preach. So for months I suffered, less and less as time past. But every time I saw a cookie or an old picture of my dog that pain came right back. “WHAT A FAILURE I WAS! WHAT A LOSER! HOW COULD I DO SUCH A THING TO SUCH A WONDERFUL ANIMAL?”

Well this morning early a miracle came to me. I received a phone call. My dear friend Donna saw a picture of Cookie on Kent’s blog. I couldn’t believe it!

She went on to tell me. That Cookie was adopted by a trainer who trains animals to help disabled vets, blind, lame, sick, and more. My Cookie! The dog that I thought I was giving up on, was actually meant for a greater purpose than simply bringing my family enjoyment and craziness. Cookie was meant to lead the blind, the lame, the sick, and more. MY DOG!

My smile, which is still on my face hasn’t been this big in a while. So I immediately went to their website, looked it up and there was Cookie giving the trainer a big old kiss, and a wonderful article. MY DOG IS GOING TO BE A HEALER, A GUIDE, AND A HELPER! A purpose far greater than I could have ever given him.

In that moment, I realized all of the waisted energy I had spent. All the times I beat myself up and put myself down, thinking I had done wrong. When in fact, if I could have seen what was to come of Cookie, I would have handed that dog over proudly! You see Cookie was meant for greater things, as we all are. We never believe we can do more, or be more, than we believe ourselves to be. We so often think that things we do are huge mistakes, when in fact if we did not make them we would never be able to go to where God is bringing us all.

We must not be like I was when it came to giving Cookie away. We must accept things as they are, because they are meant to be as they are. And even though we may suffer, even though we may feel like failures and losers, NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO THE GLORY THAT WILL BE REVEALED when all the dust has settled and we see that there truly was no other way for us to enter into the promise God has waiting for us. So as you read this article on my Dog Cookie, remember just because we think we have failed or done wrong by our loved ones, if it wasn’t for those actions the purpose of God in their lives and ours would never be met. So we must learn to rejoice, even in the things that we believe were our greatest mistakes. We must learn to forgive ourselves, and trust that if God wanted anything in our past to be different it would be different. And we must walk into the moment, proud, head held high, seeing ourselves the way God sees us. Because we never know that even our greatest mistakes may have been our greatest contributions to the world and our own lives. We must always remember, keep close to our hearts, and be quick to speak from our lips, that GOD IN IN CONTROL, SO REST!

When we enter that rest nothing will matter, no pain will be too great, no challenge beyond our reach, and victory will be shouted and experienced in every area of our lives. So, let yourself off the hook and go with the flow. And trust me when I say, when you know this experientially it will change everything for you, and it will indeed set you free. Enjoy the article, and wonderful allegory of my Dog cookie who I now know I didn’t give up on, but I simply prepared to be a dog that could go on and change or even save the life of countless people hurting today.

Jacob
http://kentanimalshelter.com

All they can be… Kent dogs drafted to help wounded vets

March 21st, 2011 Blindness, amputated limbs, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder—these are just a few of the serious, life-changing injuries that soldiers are returning home with. The physical and emotional challenges these men and women face in recovery and adjusting back to civilian life can be… overwhelming.

A group called Vets Helping Heroes is providing something special to these wounded returning vets: service dogs and guide dogs. With training, dogs can help veterans live again with dignity and self-reliance. They can guide or provide balance for added mobility. In the event of danger or a medical emergency, such as a seizure or fall, they can sound the alert. They can retrieve or carry objects. And last but not least, they can be a friend and constant companion.

This week, a retired veteran named Michael Sergeant of Vets Helping Heroes adopted three dogs from Kent Animal Shelter to be trained to help wounded vets. Here is Mr. Sergeant with one of the dogs, Cookie.



Retired veteran Michael Sergeant again with Cookie

A sturdy breed with a good temperament is an ideal companion dog for wounded veterans. With training and attention, they’ll make excellent helpers.

Kent Animal Shelter is proud and grateful to have had this chance to help wounded veterans and to give three of our dogs the chance to shine. Pets can have amazing healing powers!

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Thank you God for answering my prayers and the prayers of those in need today. Help us all to let go of what we believe are our failures and help us to trust that you are guiding our steps to where we need to be. Jacob

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”

BELIEVE, BE TRUE, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

BELIEVE, BE TRUE, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

There is a lot to this video. I hope you don’t mind the video affect. When I first did this video I really wanted people to focus on what was being said as opposed to being able to see who was saying it. Also the video affect helped with adding graphics. I hope the affect isn’t too distracting. In any event, there is much to take from this. So sit back, relax, turn up the volume, make the screen as big as you can and enjoy. 🙂

LET GO AND LET GOD


LET GO AND LET GOD

I’m going to start this paper with that quote “Out of the mouth of babes God has perfected Praise” … Then I will most likely depart from that and hopefully the Lord will find my way back to it… But that scripture is what was on my heart when writing this, this past weekend. And hopefully soon we will understand why.

We have all heard the story of how when Jesus entered a room, the little kids would go nuts and break out into singing the praise and worship songs of the day.

Matthew 21:16
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

I remember picturing a bunch of young kids and babies singing and dancing around with excitement to just be in the presence of this man, Jesus. But, after years of study, I would come to understand what this truly means.

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

You see, years later, I woke up to a greater meaning. Now a word of warning before this paper begins. As always, what I write could be completly wrong, I DOUBT IT, but it is up to YOU to seek the truth that is WITHIN YOU. GOD has all the answers you need. Now you might not understand things right away, but you will understand the “meaning of thing” when you are MEANT TO. Too many people don’t seek God for the truth, they simply rely on some man or woman, with some fancy Godly title to give them the answers. The problem with that people, is there are a lot of decieved people out there, who have agendas. So IF YOU WANT TRUTH, don’t just take my word for it, GO TO THE WORD WITHIN YOUR HEART. You will find what you’re looking for, when you are ready for it.

Matthew 7:8
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Now, back to those KIDS and their perfected PRAISE!

Look, I’ll be real with you, I have three wonderful CHILDREN myself, and a fourth on the way… The ones here now sing and dance for a lot of things, but I don’t believe they would be singing Hosanna in the highest, if the “man” Jesus walked into the room. First of all, they don’t know the song, secondly I don’t take them to man made church or teach them the traditions of men. NOW DON’T GO GETTING ALL HOT AND BOTHERED BY THAT LAST SENTENCE PEOPLE. 🙂 No one took me to church. Well perhaps a couple of times I went with the folks, but not often, maybe once or twice a year. In any event I was one of those kids who would simply walk down the street and go to Catholic Church myself. Not the best move because I would then spend a good deal of my young life worrying about burning in hell, for a majority of the things I did. AND I WAS A GOOD KID! But that church just instilled a bunch of fear in me, and the rest I allowed my ego to run wild with.

But the Lord directed my steps, even back then. I know, for me, that was meant to be. I had to allow God to overcome that religious fear, and today it’s pretty clear God did a good job. Now that worldly fear needs to go. You know bills, debt, worrying about my kids, and all the rest of the things we humans worry about. And the world gives you plenty to worry about doesn’t it. If it’s not stuff in your personal life, you have to worry about the economy, war, the middle east unrest, chemtrails, government coverups, AND THE DREADED 2012! LOL… It is so funny, how much fear we allow to take residence in our heart, well I thank God for tearing all of these TARES away, one by one, until I have and know peace.

I digress, I don’t take my kids to man made church, yet they are very advanced in what they know already. They see Dad studying, writing, encouraging others, helping those who need help, not to mention all the conversations I am sure they have overheard where I talk about the deeper things of God. The best teacher, is the one that is a LIVING EPISTLE! I don’t need to give my kids a list of dos and don’ts to please God, I simply live my life and they learn by what they see, and do as they see me do. And when they ask questions I am there with the same question that I point to them, you’ll find children usually have the answers already, as do we all, WITHIN! Remember LOVE is the greatest teacher there is.

The reason, I don’t talk to them about the deeper things of God is because I know they wouldn’t understand it. Yet ask my seven year daughter Shiloh where God is, she will point to her heart, her mind, me, and the world around. Where she learned that I have no idea. Ask my boys why they shouldn’t make fun of others, they say, it’s because they wouldn’t want others to do it to them.

Now, the two most important things in scripture we are to learn, LOVE GOD, AND YOUR NEIGHBOR, found right there on their lips. Not one day of church or religion in any of them.

So instead of force feeding my belief system down their throat. I lead them by showing them how I live my life. They see Dad show charity, they learn to be charitable. They see Dad forgive those that hurt, or upset him, they learn to forgive. They hear Dad talking about his desire to help, and reach others, they find out that “it is better to give than receive”. They hear how grateful Dad is to have what he has, they learn the same. They see Dad studying the Bible and other Holy Texts, they grow curious as to why that is. But Dad doesn’t force them to believe this or that, nor does big Poppa force them to recite prayers or memorize biblical verses. I simply become a LIVING EPISTLE for my kids. And I do my best to let God lead me, to lead them. As I know God will lead them, as He lead me.

2 Corinthians 3:2
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

As the disciples used their lives as teaching tools, and didn’t even have a NEW TESTAMENT to teach from, they taught by example and I try to do the same. I don’t teach my children to memorize the scriptures, in fact I rarely even read the bible to them. I know it sounds like sacrilege to some of you, but the truth is, children have a better understanding of God’s love then we do, at times.

Ask any young child who has not been indoctrinated if God would send his children away to a place of infinite torture for not having knowledge of him… The child would say, “No Way”. The child would understand that Love could never do such a thing. A child knows better than most religious leaders today.

Matthew 18:3
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

A child has us beat in many areas of life. They don’t worry about where their next meal will come from. They don’t stress about losing this or that, they simple LIVE, and play sports, video games, and pull their sisters hair (NOW THAT’S LIVING) LOL.

Children have faith that every one of their needs will be met. They trust their parents will provide… and clean up their dirty clothes and room with them, help them with homework, (that is of course, if they have decent parents)

This is why Jesus said, we must become like LITTLE CHILDREN to inherit the Kingdom. We must begin to have faith that EVERYTHING will be provided for us as well. We must stop worrying about this or that, we must have FAITH, as a child has faith that with each passing day our needs will be met, as our children’s needs are met.

Hey and it’s not like everyday of a kids life is gravy. Sometimes that have to take their nasty medicine when they get sick (so do we, spiritually). They are corrected when they do wrong (so are we, spiritually). Sometimes they have to take a time out. (and we definately are put in time out too). This morning I read something Denni Caldwell wrote on his blog “Notonelost”, in regards to free will. I really LOVED IT! He said, just because children have a will of their own, it doesn’t mean that we (their parents) let them do whatever they want. No, we keep them in line, we know what is good for them… GUESS WHAT, SO DOES GOD. And HIS WILL will ALWAYS trump OUR WILL, just as Daddy and Mommy know best in my house.

My point is, if we know what is best for our kids, and we make sure they don’t burn themselves on that hot stove. God who is perfect, knows what is best for us, and treats us better than we treat our own kids. Because GOD IS LOVE!

Luke 11:13
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

LET’S GO TO THE GARDEN SHALL WE?

ADAM, lived as a child once. There was a time that he LIVED NAKED but wasn’t ashamed. Everything was provided for him, he was naming things (Analagous of understanding the natures in man), he was learning things and LIVING THE LIFE BABY!

It wasn’t until ADAM (mankind) ate from that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL that he died. And we’re not talking LITERAL PHYSICAL DEATH PEOPLE… he didn’t croak on the spot. NO, the death, he died, was he entered into IGNORANCE. He was ALREADY THE IMAGE OF GOD but began to believe HE WASN’T and worse still, MANKIND began to believe they needed to do something to BE WHO THEY ALREADY ARE! And so ADAM died when the man made law came (do this, don’t do that). Remember there was a time Paul was alive, until the law came and he died.

Now, ADAM in the GARDEN, is a picture of mankind as children, we LIVE when we are kids. But the instant we grow up and we believe that somehow we are NOW IN CONTROL (instead of trusting DADDY is in control), and the instant we believe WE ARE SINNERS and ignorantly think WE need to do something to win the favor with God, WE DIE!

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

This is what we need to be saved from, this DEATH (Our ignorance, shame, guilt, fear)… Young children don’t have this. They don’t have deep understanding of the things of God, they are NAKED, but they are not ashamed. They don’t feel like they have to do this or that to win heaven. Life is heaven for them. UNTIL THEY EAT (become one with the thoughts of) RELIGION AND THE WORLD which produces death(ignorance and suffering).

This is one of the reasons I have refused to send my children to “religion” or even “bible camp” or whatever other man made religious institution there is that wants to make my kids twice the children of hell they are. (of course NOT ALL CHURCHES, TEMPLES, MOSQUES, ETC, are like this) but I have known enough in my time to know better than send my kids there.

So, you see, I don’t care if they don’t know what John 1:1 says. I’d actually rather them not believe they are SINNERS in need of a SAVIOR. And what is it to you, if I say, that one of these SHALL NOT DIE UNTIL the TRUTH IS REVEALED AGAIN. – That’s a revelation if you have ears to hear it!

Ahhhh, you thought Jesus was talking about people physically living forever. NOPE! He didn’t teach death, so why should I teach death? Instead from birth, I WILL LIVE AND THEY WILL SEE LIFE, and understand WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD.

I would rather my children learn to love others, and understand the love God has for them, and know God is in control NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, as opposed to my children going ADAM STYLE hiding in the trees of their imagination and covering themselves with religious fig leaves. I don’t want them scared of their CREATOR who is LOVE, and who is IN THEM!

I want my children to learn on their own without being force fed the slop most religious leader feed swine. Those religious demons (false teachings/lies) are only meant for swine (the carnal people). I don’t want my children to have their heads filled with lies, fear, error, and superstition… I want to spare my kids the agony of coming out of Babylon, as I remember how hard it was for me to leave all those vain beliefs for a greater truth, which is CHRIST IN YOU.

As a young child I remember really being scared that I was going to burn in hell, if I didn’t clean my room, or if I did something wrong at school, or if I lied, etc… At such a young age, that is no LIFE for a child, as there is NO LIFE in such foolish teaching. It would have been much better had I learned about reaping and sowing. That I should do good to others because I am doing it to myself, because we are all one.

I don’t have all the answers when it comes to parenting, but I do know that LOVE is a better teacher than shame and fear. And I try daily to exercise this very important rule.

So a word of warning when you drop your kids off to religious daycare, you better make sure you really trust these people with your children’s spirit. Because they very well may corrupt it, defile it, pervert it, molest it, and kill it. This is the reason we see this in the natural. Just last night I heard of yet another religious leader molesting a twelve year old girl. Whatever is happening in the spirit is happening in the natural!

Look, children are like little sponges and are incredibly impressionable. And they may end up scared there are demons waiting to possess them, as opposed to understanding the only DEMON there is, are the LIES we believe from the FATHER of LIES, our CARNAL SATANIC EGO MIND.

This is why the world is in the state it is in today. From children we are taught the “US AGAINST THEM” philosophy. In most countries, children are indoctrinated to pledge allegiance to a certain cause, religion, and belief set. Then the children are taught that anyone outside their belief set is their ENEMY. Never once realizing the ONLY enemy there is, IS WITHIN HUMANITY ALREADY. The only ENEMY is the FLESH (the carnal mind)… And this enemy only gets stronger by being fed more, and more, of the world’s lies (Lust of Flesh, eyes, pride of life). The more you feed something, the bigger it becomes.

One of the hardest lessons to learn is to trust that God is in control. It is hard enough to do this in our own life, but when it comes to our children, few truly have faith that God is in control of their lives as well.


Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

There was a time in my life when I truly worried for my children’s safety. It was one of the hardest times of my life. A friend named Dave Fields (http://Davidfields.org) said to me, “Why is it that you have no problem believing God is in control of everything that happens to you, but believe God doesn’t also have your children in His Hand?”

Luke 12:7
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

We feel helpless when we see our children suffering. When they become ill, when they experience hardship, are picked on at school, or abused by step parents etc. etc… You pray to God, as I prayed, “Lord let me take their pain, make me suffer, spare them”… But as Dave Fields told me, so many years ago, “Even our children have a journey that God is in control of.”

This is a very difficult lesson to learn and a harder thing to believe.

Especially when some children suffer with cancer, abuse, rape, etc. How can we say, God is in control of such terrible things?

This was a question I had asked myself when there was a certain individual around my children who I knew was bad news for them. At the time, I had no money, no way of ensuring their safety, they were only with me half the week back then. No I have complete custody. But back then I held unto the faith that God would work it out and in no time, that individual was removed from their life, and my children were placed into my primary care.

The amazing part of it all is that I didn’t have to lift a finger to do so, God did it all. Not that I sat back and did nothing, but I did only what I could. But it was God that brought things that were hidden to light, he brought people to help, he brought my children back to my arms full time and now today he has restored things to the way they were meant to be. Now I am so grateful for the lesson everyone has learned because of this situation, even though I would never have chosen it for myself. It has indeed created a great compassion in my heart and created an even greater capacity for me to forgive… And of course, we know God is not mocked, whatever a man reaps he shall also sow… And today, I know this individual is reaping, God forgive him and help him. I pray this individual will learn from this correction and change because of it. As God has a plan for him, as well as he did for Pharoah and others, who seemed to be so horribly evil.

When bad things happen people like to blame the “devil” and other “evil” people, but never once consider that perhaps, this all is happening for our ultimate good. Consider, if you believed that EVERYTHING in your life was going according to God’s plan, how much peace you would have, and how VERY DIFFERENT your life would be.

The time when my children were in danger and when I had not a nickel to rub together, when my Crohn’s disease was at it’s worse. It was perhaps the longest and hardest six months of my life, but if not for this time, I wouldn’t have written my novel, learned what I have learned, and recieved the deep appreciation and love I have now for my children. It also prepared me to love a child that is not my own flesh and blood. Which today, I love as my own. Thank God for him.

Through it all I have learned to forgive in ways I would have never known had I not been through what I went through. And I learned that we can only do so much for our children, we can’t keep them from disease, we can’t keep them from accidents or harm’s way when we are not with them. All we can do is raise them up in the ways of the Kingdom, raise them up in the WAY THEY SHOULD GO… meaning, don’t force your kids to be who you want them to be, but encourage them to be who God made them to be. To teach your children to love and have respect for all life, and teach them to have faith that no matter what comes their way, it will all work out by working together for their good.

In my novel, THE CALLING, one of the characters, Nancy refuses to believe that God was behind the loss of her loved one. She refused to believe there was a point or purpose to suffering at all… Thomas’ answer was as simple as it was profound, “Would you rather believe your suffering and loss was in vain?”

– To say that God doesn’t want us to go through what we go through, is to say A) He is incapable of helping us. B) He doesn’t want to help us – or- C) He doesn’t exist or care at all.

But to understand that there is a point to all we endure, is freedom.

Think about this as you go through your life. When trials come your way, when tragedy strikes, “Would you rather believe there is no point to it?” Would you rather believe there is no purpose to your suffering? Would you rather believe God doesn’t want it for your life but allows it anyway? Would you rather believe that God is punishing you? — These are the beliefs many children of religion believe. They see God as an angry, judgmental, distant monster, as opposed to seeing that God is in control and working all things together for our good.

However, if God is in control (see my article on this blog on the subject) then regardless of how terrible something seems to be, it will be nothing compared to what comes out of it in the end.


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

It is my belief that we suffer for one reason and one reason only, to teach us to GIVE UP THE IDEA THAT WE ARE IN CONTROL.

Acts 9:5
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Here Paul realized, that he was NOT in control. “What wilt thou HAVE ME TO DO.” He didn’t say what should I do? He said, what will YOU (GOD) HAVE ME DO!

If we could get this very important teaching into our heads/HEARTS, we would need suffer no longer. We would understand that when this, or that happens, it is meant to happen for us, to better us, to strengthen us, to bring us into a greater peace and rest.

So regardless of what happens, a much better thing will grow out of it. Beauty rises from ashes, pleasure from pain, etc.

Luke 13:8
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

Like any tree, if we are NOT producing fruit, sometimes the SOIL of our LIVES (our experiences/what we grow out of emotionally and spiritually) has to be shook up, and “tormented”. We may even have to deal with a bunch of, excuse my language, crap!

But after we go through what we go through, if we learned to TRUST GOD, and we learned that we reap what we sow, if we learned that our SUFFERING WAS NOT IN VAIN and our suffering was but for a moment, and that it produced GREAT FRUIT FOR OUR LIVES and OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES, what freedom there would be.

And what is this FRUIT that our suffering produces?

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

You see, this is what all of our pain is about. It is about us letting go and letting God, as the old expression states.

Notice how, when we ENTER THIS REST there is NO LAW against us. We are no longer condemned, we are no longer sinners, we are no longer at fault, or to blame.

We THEN understand.


Matthew 17:5
…This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;

Remember that scary old evil ANTICHRIST that many evangelicals scream about, the one who sits on the throne of God, declaring himself to be God… The one who THINKS “HE or SHE” is IN CONTROL… Well, my friend, whether you have ears to hear or not, that is THE CARNAL NATURE inside ever human being, when ignorant of GOD’S COMPLETE AUTHORITY.

Our belief that “WE” are somehow in control, is the very spirit of the ANTICHRIST. And that SPIRIT (Thought) is running buck wild every which way you turn… And it isn’t until the TRUTH of THAT ANTI-CHRIST nature in us, is REVEALED to us, that CHRIST (THE TRUTH) COMES and destroys THAT IGNORANT NATURE OF ours with the “brightness of his coming” (revealed truth that God is in control, and we are his beloved)… Then, and ONLY THEN, do we rest!

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:

In other words, we learn that our EGO is the problem. And once we learn that, we let go and let God!

First we must learn to do this in our lives, then we must do the same for our children. And I know there are so many hurting today spiritually, emotionally, physically. There are teens that have gone down the wrong path, drugs, violence, and worse. This is a parents worst nightmare, but it is only a nightmare IF you don’t believe there is a point and purpose to it all, and a way out of it all, and that God will finish what he began in us all.

These are all lessons for us to learn, and if the lesson is not learned… If that TREE is not producing fruit after all the dung and digging about it has happened, then that tree (thought process) is cut down… And it’s time to begin again.

You see I believe, that no one will be lost. THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS! God has power to make and remake his vessels as he wishes. Some to wrath, some to righteousness, but ALL THINGS work together so that his CREATION is FINISHED IN VICTORY.

The quickest way to help someone who is hurting, on drugs, or worse is to show them, that is NOT WHO THEY ARE. And the only way to do this, is to STOP REMINDING THEM HOW MESSED UP THEY BELIEVE THEMSELVES TO BE, and start TEACHING THEM HOW PRECIOUS THEY ARE. And then TEACH THEM to “Let go and Let God”.

We all have a journey, we all must learn that God is ALL IN ALL, we all must give up the reigns. And it is our suffering that brings us to that breaking point and revelation. Our suffering will get us to a point when we will raise up our hands and say, “Help me Lord, not my will be done, but yours.”

Trust me when I say, that regardless of what you see, God is behind the scenes and nothing is ever LOST that isn’t one day found again.

Don’t look at this life as a one shot deal. God is God and we are One with God, which means, we are not this flesh and bone temporal body, we are ONE with the SPIRIT OF CHRIST within, and that doesn’t just go away. That my friends is INFINITE.

A lost loved one, is never lost, they are just not known the way they were once known. When you close your eyes and sleep the world and everything in it disappears, but you don’t mourn it’s loss. If you are in your room and you close your eyes and plug your ears, the sound and sight of your children disappear, but you don’t mourn their loss, because you have faith they are still there. They just aren’t there the way you knew before you closed your eyes and ears… If truth be told, those that have left their physical bodies are most likely closer to you than you know. This is one reason I don’t visit graves, as I know the ones I love whose bodies have died, are still here right now continuing their journey into the Kingdom of God.

We must NEVER GIVE UP HOPE! Not on ourselves, not on our children, or even those who hurt us. That doesn’t mean we continue to subject ourselves to those who hurt us, but it means we forgive them… We stop carrying around the pain of what they have done.


Mark 11:26
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Many don’t understand this scripture. They look at it as if, IF we don’t forgive THAN God is going to punish for every wrong thing we have done… But our true TRESPASS is NOT FORGIVING.

By not forgiving others, God doesn’t forgive us… In other words, if you don’t forgive, you will be burdened continually by the pain those you have not forgiven have caused. God who is IN HEAVEN, which is IN YOU… Will not release you from the PAIN others have caused UNTIL YOU FORGIVE AND RELEASE THEM, until you LET GO AND LET GOD.

It is a difficult thing to forgive those who hurt you, UNLESS you understand that even their OFFENCE has a purpose for your life. My friend David Field said this to me as well many years ago… “It is not what they are doing TO YOU, but it is what they are doing FOR YOU”… In essence our enemies are our greatest tool to get us to the Kingdom of Heaven (Righteousness, peace and joy).


Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

So what does all this have to do with my original quote…

Matthew 21:16
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

NOT MUCH I guess. You see, I never really know what I am going to write, until I write it. I wanted to share with all of you, how these BABES are not LITERAL BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN, but are BABES to the faith.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

You have learned by now, not everything in scripture is meant to be taken literally. A babe is NEW TO THE WORLD, and so A BABE that has perfected PRAISE is NEW TO THE FAITH.

I remember when I first came to know God and Jesus. Man, I was singing God’s praises left, right, up, and down. I told everyone about how great God is and how awesome the Christian faith is…. Of course, I had no idea of what would follow.

Just like when you are first pregnant. When you find out you rejoice and tell the world, then as the pregnancy progresses things change, it gets harder, your body aches, your emotions run wild, and then when you go into labor to actually give birth to that child you once were so THRILLED ABOUT… But now because of all the pain you have to go through to ACTUALLY GIVE BIRTH, you would rather DIE than do so.

The same is true for our walk. This is why we must not overwhelm those that are new to the faith. We must be there to encourage them and remind them, that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD…

As my friend Dave did, and so many others have in the past, those mature in the faith must minister to the BABES of the faith. But the mature must be wise, the babes need the sincere milk not meat.


1 Corinthians 3:1
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

As a one year old would throw up brussel sprouts and steak, so a BABE to the faith would be very turned off by the deeper things of God. This is a process, a journey, and learning experience, and God must reveal things to each person in HIS TIMING, each man in his order.

1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

And keep the Milk Fresh people, don’t let it sour.

This life of ours is indeed a mysterious and wonderful one. At times it hurts, at times we feel like we can’t go on. We worry about our children and forget that God is in control of their lives and their experience as well.

These are the lessons we learn as fight through this thing called the Valley of the Shadow of Death, as a Butterfly fights to be free of its cocoon.

Romans 8:22
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

But if there is one thing that I can leave you all with today. It is that, no matter where you are, no matter what your children are going through, no matter how bleak things seem. There is more to you and your life, than just what you see, feel and hear.

God has set everything in order, and God cannot fail. His WORD will never return void, but it will accomplish that which it was set out to do. Let this next verse remind us all, that everyone and everything will one day Praise the Lord.


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:11-13

Peace to you and yours, Jacob
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