FISHERS OF MEN

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FISHERS OF MEN

Mark 1:17-18
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18 And STRAIGHTWAY THEY FORSOOK THEIR NETS, and followed him.

In the gospels there is a wonderful story about how Jesus found men toiling under the sun trying to catch fish, but only catching some, with their nets.

Many have taken the story to mean that Jesus came over and told them that they should give up on their careers, follow him and spread the gospel instead. But this my friends is not only what this story means. In fact, what the revelation of this story could mean for your life is quite profound.

You see, not everything that you read about in Scripture is as it seems. There’s a hidden treasure that when revealed can change the very lives of those who read the stories to begin with.

For those of you new to “Jacob’s Ladder” you will find much of what I write here deals with the hidden mystery of scripture. For it is the SPIRIT of the scriptures that give life (enlightenment) to the reader. As the apostle Paul wrote, “the letter/literal kills”. The MEANING/SPIRIT of the story teaches a person something, while focusing on the literal aspects of the story (which were never meant to be taken that way) kills the very LIFE/ENLIGHTENMENT found within the revelation of what that story means.

So much of what we read in the scriptures are an allegory. Which is why Jesus said clearly to his disciples in the gospels, “it is given to you to know the MYSTERIES of the Kingdom of God and unto them who do not have this insight ALL THINGS are shared in PARABLE”.

Now does this all mean that there were not literal events that happened that we read about? Well, that is not really the point is it? What REALLY matters is what a person gains from the story. I often use the parable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to illustrate this point. It does not matter whether there was a boy or a wolf, what matters is the SPIRIT of this story, which is of course that one should not lie or exaggerate.

The same is true for the events surrounding these “Fishermen”. It does not matter whether there were literal fisherman or literal nets, what REALLY matters is WHAT THE STORY MEANS FOR US. What TRUTH is hidden within these verses. What is it that “GOD” is trying to say hidden within the context of these stories? That is what matters!

After all…


It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25:2 KJV)

The TRUTH is hidden within these stories and it is our great honor to find these treasures for ourselves. The revelation of which, comes only when one looks beyond the literal story until the spirit of the story clicks within and is revealed. When this happens it is like the “lights go on” and one finally understands the depth, and freedom, of the revelation that was once hidden within what seemed to be a pretty cut and dry story or a man telling a bunch of other men to follow him.

Now when this revelation hits it is like a LIGHT finally shining in a dark place allowing an individual to finally move about with the confidence, and wisdom, of where they should go next.

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: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:19-21 KJV)

Now I do want to point out that the truth can’t be forced. It must come from deep within, it must be revealed. And when the TRUTH is revealed it is like being healed of blindness spiritually. The TRUTH gives SIGHT to the blind, EARS to the deaf, strength to the lame, a tongue to the mute, brings to life what has been dead/ignorant, casts out the lies/demons that possess men and women, and much, much more.

We see this happening time and time again with every “miracle” Jesus performed. It DOES not matter whether they were literally healed or not, what mattered is that they HEARD THE TRUTH and UNDERSTOOD THE TRUTH.

Colossians 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

So it is the TRUE MEANING of this story that I wish to share today…

What does it really mean? Why did these men leave their chosen profession and forsake their nets? Are their nets symbolic of something else? Are the Fish A METAPHOR for more?

The answer to all of these questions is YES, YES, AND AMEN!

For years we have taken this story to mean that men and women everywhere should leave everything BEHIND to go out and preach the “message” their particular church says people must adhere to. Basically, bad religion has given people the idea that they should give up on all of their responsibilities to further religion’s agenda/message. Because “saving souls is more important than time with your family, friends, interests, or current employment.” The irony found when Jesus tells the bad religious elite… Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. (Matthew 23:15 KJV)

Bad Religion takes scriptures and twist them. Scriptures like Luke 18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. … Bad Religion has used these scriptures to manipulate people into focusing on serving bad religion and bad religion alone regardless of how many families or lives are torn apart in the process.

And the ignorant fish in the sea take the bait and believe these passages are literal… but as Paul states, “These things are allegory!”

Sadly, people today have taken these things literally and have used even these scriptures to justify not living up to the responsibilities of being a parent or spouse. A great example of how the LETTER/LITERAL kills.

The tricks, snares and nets of religion can convince people that they would be rewarded for such nonsense like leaving jobs, homes, family and friends behind to serve Bad Religion’s version of the Kingdom of God. Which they present as some FUTURE award… when the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND GOD has always been and NOW EVENT.

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

The salvation of our souls is finding this RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND JOY within us. This is HEAVEN ABOVE. A higher form of thinking. RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY are not found in selfish ambition, but by LOVE! If truth be told this HEAVEN that Bad Religion is selling today does not exist!

BEHOLD THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU. The POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD (Christ) saves us from the lies/nets bad religion has cast upon us to control us.

In Isaiah is the best example of what HEAVEN, and what EARTH, is…

Isaiah 55:9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

HEAVEN = God’s Thoughts/TRUTH = PEACE
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

EARTH = Man’s ignorant/carnal thoughts

God has thoughts of peace, power, and a sound mind. God does not give us the SPIRIT OF FEAR, yet man’s ways are below God’s ways… And one of the greatest NETS Bad Religion has used for far too long is FEAR. “Do this or that OR ELSE!” But the TRUTH delivers us from these nets, as Jesus delivered these men from their nets.

It is the TRUTH that sets a person free. No NET is needed to DRAG anyone to the truth. It’s YOKE is easy, it is not the NET/YOKE OF RELIGION which is a heavy burden. Jesus said, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest Matthew 11:28 and again when Jesus said… For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30

THESE NETS THE FISHERMEN WERE USING BECOME THE YOKES AND BURDENS we all suffer with today. Which is why we are told to… Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

There was no joy, peace, and righteousness/right-thinking found in casting net after net into the sea of ignorance we call this world for these men. This is the reason that when the TRUTH (Jesus) appeared to them they were ready to FORSAKE their nets once again for all and become fishers of men!

So it becomes clear, the story of the fishermen leaving their nets behind to follow JESUS is a symbol of so much more. Every piece of this story is rich in meaning and hope. These NETS have more to do with the lies of religion and this world than literally catching fish as you will soon see.

As Micah recalls…

Micah 7:2
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright/honest among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a NET.

You will soon see these NETS are everywhere today, and they mean one thing for those caught and that is DEATH/SUFFERING. While the captors can enjoy the spoils of the catch (their money and devotion).

You see these FISH HAVE GOLD INSIDE! Controlling people means more than just devotion and blind faith, it means their wealth is your wealth. BAD RELIGION knew this and JESUS KNEW THIS.

Jesus proved this point when the religious leaders demanded temple tax and he told his disciple to catch a fish (which you will soon see is an ignorant person) and take the gold from its mouth.

Matthew 17:27
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

BAD RELIGION wants that money, and to get it you had to HOOK or SNARE one of the ignorant fish/people in the sea to do so.

Let’s talk about some of those NETS
1) Net of FEAR- HELL, DAMNATION
2) Net of PRIDE – you are better than others
3) Net of Prosperity – You will be healthy and wealthy
4) Net of Power – You can become a super human
5) Net of future reward – You go to Heaven and it is all worth it
6) Net of Family or Friend pressure – If you aren’t like the bad religious you can’t be with them
7) Net of miracle healing
8) Net of prophetic words – people telling you they have heard from God directly

The list goes on and on… and they are ALWAYS CASTING THAT NET OUT ON THE WRONG SIDE

It’s all about money and power for the Bad Religious, and those NETS had to constantly be mended, because they were easily broken. Which is why in each encounter in the Gospels we see the fishermen either using their nets or tending to their nets. These NETS were important to their financial well-being. Yet, immediately following their encounter with this man Jesus they all left their nets. Mind you, they did not just leave their nets, they FORSOOK them.

Now why is this important? You may ask.

Well, these NETS by now you should see offer nothing in return but DEATH for fish. The NETS these fishermen were used to make their living is still practiced today, until the TRUTH shows up and shows them a better way.

Jesus came along and showed them THAT better way… the WAY… THE TRUTH… and LIFE! Jesus promised to make them fishers of men instead.

The difference being what Jesus offered did not mean death for these “fish/ignorant people” it meant life. And this LIFE was something that bad religion and politics has stolen away from them all.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

So you see, those who have gotten the masses on their bad religious hooks, and caught the unaware in their bad religious nets only came to steal from those they catch and in return kill their true hope and peace.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
For MAN also knoweth not his time: as the FISHES that are taken in an evil NET, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

These thieves continue on this day using their lies and promises and fear to keep the ignorant FISH buying into their religious and political lies. These thieves who say as long as their FISH do as they say, give, obey, serve, make followers and don’t question, promise that when the FISH are finally in the grave they will finally enter the gates of heaven.

But these thieves that call themselves religious leaders offer nothing but the death of a fulfilled life. No one, and I repeat no one can enter into the kingdom of heaven under their rule. Mainly because they have twisted everything we read about in scripture into something else. They have created a fantastic narrative that only offers them the power and wealth they crave.

These thieves make false promises and put on grand shows tickling the ears of those who hear and like a net dragged in the sea anyone they catch finds nothing but promises that are never kept, pride, bigotry, intolerance, greed and much worse. One can never find Righteousness (right thinking) Peace, Joy and Power in corrupt thinking. And anyone who tries to enter into the kingdom any other way but through Loves gate and denying one’s self, the same becomes a thief and robber as well, who too will find themselves dragging the allegorical net trying to kill more in the name of a god bad religion made up.

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 cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:1, 10 KJV)

But Jesus showed them a better way. He revealed the truth to them and he did so using the bait of love and a more abundant life.

So right away they left their nets and followed him. They followed him not for worldly gain but for that peace that surpassed their current understanding.

I would like to state that they did not just leave their NETS behind to follow Jesus, they FORSOOK their nets!

That is quiet an interesting word used to describe them leaving their nets behind, if that is all we are meant to take from it. Let us look at what the word “Forsook” means.

Forsook in Greek – Aphiemi
Literal meaning: “to abandon, leave desolate SO ONE CAN GO FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.”

This word, “forsook” offers us insight into the deeper meaning of the disciples leaving their nets to become “fishers of men”.

To get to the place of wisdom, to return to their first estate, to move from their current understanding to where they truly wanted to go they had to leave the LIES OF BAD RELIGION behind.

The apostle Paul spoke about this very thing, when he considered all he had learned from religion, all he had done in the name of religion, he called DUNG! Paul knew the snares and nets of bad religion as well as anyone. Paul and well as David knew how deadly these NETs could be. He knew a NET of LIES cast unto the ignorant fish of the world, meant death and hell (ignorant suffering)for the people.

Psalm 35:7,8
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

The “FISH” by now, you should understand are symbols of the ignorance holding MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE captive. It is their carnal ignorance.

Jesus compared ignorant men and women to FISH, when promising to make his new recruits “Fishers of Men”.

Jonah was swallowed by a GREAT FISH, and resided in the FISH’S BELLY for three days much like Jesus did in the belly of the EARTH. Here we see a connection that must be made. The first obvious connection is that the belly of the fish is also a symbol for the belly of the earth, which we also now know from earlier, is also a symbol of MAN’S CARNAL WAYS AND THOUGHTS. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Gods ways higher than man’s, God’s thoughts higher than man’s thoughts.”

Jonah is an allegory of the SPIRIT MAN trapped within the IGNORANCE OF THE CARNAL MAN (fish). Look also what the BELLY OF THE FISH is called by JONAH… HELL!

Jonah 2:1-3
2 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of HELL cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

In this verse we see the Fish’s Belly also called the belly of HELL. We know that HELL is the word used to describe the suffering that accompanies ignorance. The FISH are those that are ignorant and lost to the ways of this world (lust of eyes, flesh, pride of life).

We also find that Jesus was found in the belly of the EARTH.

Matthew 12:40
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the fish’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

We are also told that when Jesus died he entered HELL (Ignorant suffering) to set the captives free in 1st Peter 3.

THE BELLY is also a punishment for the SERPENT (carnal ego man) who goes about on his belly digesting only dust/lies. The BELLY is a great symbol for the “womb of the carnal mind”. The BELLY of the FISH is a person’s carnal lust and ego. This is why we see the lying serpent cursed to go about on his belly.

Genesis 3:14
And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

THE BELLY is a symbol for the “womb of ignorance and carnal thinking” indeed as Job puts it… Job 15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their BELLY PREPARES DECEIT.

But just as JONAH was freed from his ignorant hell, just as Jesus was freed from the sins of the world that cast him into the depths of the earth/hell/grave, just as these fishermen were delivered from their miserable lives, so also are we when we stop trying to rule over others, make money from others, or get others to do what we want them to do. The instant we forsake the NETS of our past and become fishers of men ourselves by sharing the truth without wanting anything in return, then the heavens open up and we find the rest Jesus promised.

There are those who kill their FISH – The bad religious do this. There are those who fish men out of their ignorant despair and offer them life and hope.

When Jesus asked them to follow him he was leading them to the kingdom of heaven, and I pray we can do the same for others! Which are we? Fisher of Men or Killers of Fish?

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

IT’S TIME FOR THE FISH TO COME OUT OF THE WATER! IT’S TIME TO HELP OTHERS WALK UPON THE WATERS INSTEAD OF DROWING IN THEM… ONCE WE PULL THESE FISH OUT OF THEIR IGNORANCE, THE HEAVENS WILL OPEN UP AND THEY TOO WILL KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF.

Matthew 3:16
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

It’s time for Bad Religion to forsake their nets, let’s help them all become fishers of men by showing LOVE!

Jacob
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The Love Of Money


The Love Of Money

I have been thinking a lot lately about the state of the world, the treatment of the less fortunate, and of course our own struggles and pains. Like many of you, I truly wish things were different. I wish we did not have the worries, fears and obstacles in our way. I wish we were all in a better position to truly make a positive impact in this world, in fact I wish we all believe we truly could.

Now I am not an expert in the arena of politics, ethics or economics, but if art is any indication of life then we are not truly the civilized race that we have been programmed to believe. The rich are not only still getting richer, but it seems today greed is rewarded, corruption is the status quo, getting head and staying in power, regardless of who is hurt in the process, is what makes this world tick.

Whether it is corporate giants that line the pockets of politicians to tighten their stranglehold of those that have become their slaves, the industrial machines that have worked to break up unions and are allowed to poison the earth leaving a wake of disease and death behind them, or wars that are fought in the name of greed that steal the countless lives of innocents in their path. The world we are living in is a far cry from the heaven on earth we each pray for.

When CEO’s and heads of state are bathing in wealth at the expense of those they are paid to protect and lead, when we are robbed of our hard-earned money to afford those at the top of the food chain with more and more, when our privacy is stripped away and our God-given rights are stolen from under our noses, when even our charitable organizations and religious organization justify the lavish lifestyles of their leaders by unjustly using hundreds of millions of dollars to simply build their own kingdoms on this earth, it should be time for us as people to stand up and say no more.

Sadly, the question always remains, “What can little old me do about the troubles in the land?” But I believe there is truly no telling what mountains we can move when we act out of love. That is what this paper is about. Not to convict anyone about the way they are living, because we all have areas in our lives that can be improved through selfless effort, instead of selfish preservation. However, I would like to show that the system we have been tricked into serving, is the very system that is causing the suffering we see in our lives and around the world. The ends never justify the means when it comes to the Love of Money.

Have the ends to which people go to get ahead ever justified the means?

If one person eats because they have worked to outwit another so they cannot eat, does that make their meat any more sweet? If one person is strong enough to kill and steal the land beneath another’s feet, does having more land make their lives more rich? Does having an excess of worldly possessions make a person’s life more fulfilled if those possessions are gained by underhanded means? The answer to all of these questions is NO.

Yet, we don’t live in a world based on principle. We live in a dog eat dog world, where only those who are willing to do the unthinkable to get ahead, stay ahead. But I telling you this is never their ultimate reward. The entitlement mentality is the very enemy of us all.

Matthew 16:26
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Sadder still is this “get ahead no matter what the cost” mentality has trickled down to all of us. People will sell out their brothers and sisters to get ahead, sell their children to get a meal, lie about and manipulate situations to take another’s job or position. There seems to be no depth a person will not go for the Love of Money. And everyone has been tricked into drinking from the same well. Of course there are differing degrees, but we have become a race of people who are concerned with the rat race of self-preservation. And why wouldn’t with be the case when things are the way they are?

But what if this line of thinking, even though it seems to yield temporary results, is setting the tone and reality for our tomorrow. And what if that tomorrow is a bleak, dark, terrible thing for us all? What if we do indeed reap what we sow? Would knowing this change anything?

Galatians 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

It is my firm belief that while our lips shout to the farthest corners our unyielding faith in a just Go, I believe our hearts are indeed far from this reality. The proof of this is found in our day-to-day suffering.

Isaiah 29:13
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

Is this not the day we are living in. How many of us can truly say that we trust God? How many of us love and forgive without expecting anything in return? How many of us do not hold unto every dollar for fear we will not have food on our tables tomorrow if we do not?

It is one thing to say that we should take no thought for tomorrow, that even the sparrows have enough to eat, it is another thing to truly believe this when we see children starving and people dying because they cannot afford healthcare?

Well has Isaiah said indeed, the people honor God and the principle of loving others with lip service but their hearts are just not into it. The only Fear of God that is learned by the human race, is what is taught by men and women with ulterior motives. Greed is the lesson, gain is the goal. They teach their congregations that if you want to get ahead, give US more of your money. If you want to blessed join us and make others join us, or God will punish you endlessly. And many of us foolishly believe, so much so that we will fight those who say differently, all the while being buried in a mountain of debt. We, as the saying goes, rob from Peter to pay Paul.

Fearing God today has little to do with reaping what you sow, it is doing what man says or else, it is fearing the world system and the words and empty promises of men and women who are counting on our ignorance to feed their greed. Playing by their rules, or else. Voting who they say into office, or else. Keeping your mouth shut and taking whatever injustice is given, or else. Never questions the leaders voice, or else. The fear of God has nothing to do with what is being taught today. It is the fear that if you do not follow carnal man’s laws and rules, you will not GET AHEAD. This world has even perverted faith.

I am writing this article because I myself feel helpless. Like all of you, I am debt, I live pay check to pay check. Like all of you I worry what will happen in the future. Will I have a job? Will I be able to help my four children get a higher education? Will I lose everything?

What is truly sad about this, is I have lost everything before, and by no means of my own I have seen God restore me. Yet I wonder if the house of cards we are all living in now begins to collapse where I will be? I too have been programmed to put my faith in money and yet there is a fight within me, reminding me how futile this is. This is why now more than ever I see the need for change in my own life. It is time for me to have hope, to trust that there is divine justice and provision.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows

The Love of Money is what makes this world go round. The Love of Money is the reason people are suffering today. The Love of Money is the reason people have traded mutual respect and the love for others for selfish gain, believing that if they don’t follow after the ways of the world, they will not be provided for. The Love of Money is why so few in government are trusted, so few in religious circles are praised, so few in the community are helped when trouble comes. It the “what’s in it for me” belief, as opposed to what can I do for others.

Lao Tzu wrote in the Tao Te Ching…

“When rich speculators prosper while farmers lose their land; when government officials spend money on weapons instead of cures; when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible while the poor have nowhere to turn — all this is robbery and chaos. It is not in keeping with the Tao.”

Now for those that don’t know what the Tao is, it is a word that simply means the “Infinite principle by which all things exist. It is the divine balance and order of things.”

These words that Lao Tzu wrote sadly echo the times, and worse still after thousands of years things have not gotten better, the corrupt have just gotten better at keeping all of us inline and convincing us to try to play the same game.

The Love of Money, Power, Fame, Control, is indeed the root of all evil. Many have heard the term, selling your soul to gain the world, but the line for which we as a society know should not be crossed has become almost transparent. We do things each and every day, little things, big things, that prove this. Whether it is walking past a homeless man or woman and justifying keeping that five dollars because someone told you it would be spent on drugs, to allowing others to do wrong in front of you for fear of losing your job or losing a reputation. Even the greatest among us, as the prophets have said are as a thorn-bush.

Micah 7:4
4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.

How can this be? Why is there so much suffering in the land? Why are out hearts troubled day and night? Why are their disputes among us? Why, why, why? The answer has always been the same. We have not tried another path, we continue to do the wrong things expecting a better result. This is the curse of the Love of Money, our utter destruction and suffering.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows

Because of our love for money, we are pierced through with many sorrows. From the gluttons who have so much and need more, to those who have nothing and want more, suffering is always the reward. And I have met not one who is immune.

This world needs a wake up call? We need to truly stir up our faith within us and trust God. There is only one way out of this cycle of pain and struggle, and that is the straight gate. It is the path less traveled, it is the path of trust, it is the path of submission, it is the path of true love.

This may seem an odd question, but how many of us truly believe in God?

How many of us truly believe that if we walk the straight path we will find heaven on earth? How many truly believe that only through Love will we ever know peace?

I think many of us have been beaten down, neglected, used, and abused for so long that few really believe that the only path to freedom is unconditional love, unflinching faith, and unyielding courage. Because we see others get ahead by putting aside the love of others for the Love of Money.

We are told that there is but ONE WAY to the Father and that is the SON. What if this REALLY means what the scriptures say.

John 15:10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

The only way to the Father is to pick up your cross and follow the path that has been laid out before us. TRUE LOVE. We cannot abide in love and hope and peace if we do not keep this command.

John 15:12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another.

The Cross is a symbol for us all to lay down the way we have lived our old lives and to pick up a new way of life. The way of the cross is the way of Love. And getting there may get you to question whether God has forsaken you. This is a question, if we are honest with ourselves, we all know too well. Instead of faith, we put our thoughts to schemes, and make new plans to find the world’s promiseland of wealth, instead of God’s promise of unity, wisdom, and being content in all things.

What if this is our way out? To truly love others. But to do this we must first understand what Love really is? What is found in love? What is offered by loving?

WHAT IS LOVE AND HOW DO WE LOVE?

Romans 13
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

We are promised in scripture that if we do this, we will know joy unspeakable.

Then we question, where is the promise?

However we never question, what is it we are doing that is keeping the promise far from us.

Why do we never question whether or not we are following the path to the promise? And if we do, why do we allow our fears and insecurities keep us from taking up the cross and walking out of the darkness of our pain into the light of true life?

What would happen in our lives if we truly dared to walk the straight path? In the face of adversity, in the wake of trouble, in the pits of despair if we only held out hope, refused to go where others go or do what others do, if we turned the cheek, and gave our shirt when another stole our coat, what would happen then?

The greatest changes that this world has seen has always come from peaceful men and women who refused to repay hate with hate. The greatest change did not come with a violent rebellion when Jesus was put to death, it came when Jesus forgave and trusted that His World was not This World.

Today, I simply want to remind you all of the same thing. This world and its many pains are not our reality. Our reality is not what happens outside of us, it is the change that is brought from within us.

And after years of wondering, why? why? why? I have come to the conclusion that Faith and Love is the only answer. Doing this is the only thing that will bring me true life. Walking the straight path is the only path that will lead me to where I truly desire to be, any other path will lead me back to misery.

It is a path few travel, or have traveled, it is a path I myself have not fully understood or seen. But I am pressing on to this High Calling, because I may not be able to change this world outside of me with my own effort, but I believe God can surely change this world by showing the world the peace that only comes from love.

I for one want to put this message to the test. I will love others and do good to others because God is rewarder of those who do so.

If you plant love, honestly, and charity you must reap eventually it in return. I have tried other paths and for this I have suffered. I have walked in hopes of financial security, while trying to also serve God and do good to others, but you cannot serve both God and the love of money.

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon

We need to choose this day which God we will serve. And although it is my strong belief that one day all will learn this lesson, wouldn’t it be wiser to learn it today instead of suffering more until you do. There is a system that God has put in place, it is a law like gravity, I call it God’s fail safe. And that is whatever you sow we also reap. I for one have reap bitter fruit for too long and I encourage you all to strive for the sweet fruit of love, that endures for all of time.

If we do this, and we allow this great light of Love to shine, I truly believe it will draw this world away from the love of money, into the love of others, and in so doing we will finally be free.

Think about that. Do you really want to free? Then enter that straight gate and see.

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Jacob
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WHAT WE’RE REALLY WRESTLING AGAINST



WHAT WE’RE REALLY WRESTLING AGAINST
PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS… BRING IT!


Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


This above scripture has been used to suggest that there are spooky demonic forces OUTSIDE of us, battling for our very souls… Sounds scary right? Well of course it is, bad religion is all about instilling fear. Sort of the opposite of why people get sucked into bad religion to begin with. People want to find peace, and they believe to do this they must find God, and they believe that the only way to do this is to go to whatever church their upbringing deemed fit. Most people don’t know any better, and so when they go to their new churches they believe whatever those religious leaders say… And they love to tell you about the devil and his spooky demons. The problem is, none of what bad religion teaches is true. By the end of this paper you will “see” what we we are really wrestling against, find out what a demon really is, and find out why freedom is found within.

So first let me address this “demon” teaching, that there are evil beings that are trying to possess us and keep us from knowing God. We’ve all seen movies about this nonsense, and probably heard about priests, pastors, and others casting out demons in their services, once again I say, nonsense. Now if you want an in-depth teaching on Demons, I have an article that you can find to the left of the screen that will open your eyes to what they are.

Let me simply tell you, all a demon is, is a FALSE BELIEF, A LIE. We’ve all heard the expression, “They are battling with their demons”. And we understand those “demons” are the problems they have. Well that is much closer to the truth than what you see in the movies and hear from the pulpit today.

This is simple way of clearing things up for you. According to scripture a demon is a messenger of Satan. Satan is the FATHER OF ALL LIES, so any messenger birthed from Satan, would be….. a LIE. Satan is the Father of all LIES, hence his demons are LIES. (That is pretty simple, but I understand many need more explanation – my article will help that).

People will say, they are WICKED SPIRITS, and they are correct. But most people don’t know what a SPIRIT is to begin with. Scripture gives us a very clear answer.

John 6:63
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.


Did you catch that, the SPIRIT QUICKENS (makes you aware of things/brings life to your understanding). He then explains that the Words he speaks are SPIRIT. And so they are, WORDS are SPOKEN THOUGHT. And that very simply put is what a SPIRIT is, a THOUGHT! There are thoughts of truth and thoughts of lies. There are Angels and there are Demons.

Jesus said “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life” – His words are SPIRITS (spoken thoughts) of TRUTH. When you have this understanding, you easily understand how it is that Jesus cast out demons.

People believed in LIES, these LIES ruled their thinking, Jesus revealed to them the TRUTH, and the TRUTH always trumps the Lie, and once the TRUTH is understood the LIE is cast out.

For example, there was a time people believed the world was flat, and the center of the universe. LIES! They believed it do deeply they thought it blasphemy to state differently. But now thanks to satellite imaging there are few on this planet that believe the world is flat, much less that it is the center of the universe. The TRUTH cast out that LIE.

If you can hear it, this is what it means when…

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


The wicked, are the wicked thoughts of LIES within us, that shall be consumed with the words of truth spoken to them, and these lies shall be destroyed with the enlightenment of the TRUTH.

Oh I know what some are thinking, the WICKED are evil people who do bad things. Well, that’s part right, when you believe a bunch of lies about yourself and others, you can do some pretty terrible things to yourself and others (Because you know no better). But believe me when I say, a PERSON ONLY BECOMES WICKED when they believe LIES. But don’t take my word for it.

Proverbs 29:12
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked


So, that gives you some groundwork about what demons are. Demons=Lies period. They aren’t Intellectual beings outside of you entering you and making you do bad things.

Jesus said. Mark 7:15 There is nothing from OUTSIDE a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

No everything wrong with man, is already within the heart of man. Because of all the lies mankind has believed about themselves, about the world, and mainly about God.

So now to the heart of the paper. What are we really wrestling against? You’ve heard it said that it is a spooky battle taking place outside of us all around us, these principles and powers that we wrestles against, many religious teachers say are demonic forces… well if they mean the lies of religious leaders they would be right. But trust me when I say, there is no literal spiritual battle taking place outside of us for our souls. In fact, it is pretty simple to find out what we wrestle against, by simply looking us what scripture tells us principalities and powers are.

Okay, so for those that believe there is some spiritual war waging above our heads in the “invisible realm” get ready to get over it! Those are nothing more than fairy tales, false beliefs of men and women dead set on scaring people into submission. And doing a good job I may add… As I child I was horrified there were demons outside my window, trying to possess me.

Now try to catch this “Church” — God does NOT give us the SPIRIT (THOUGHTS) OF FEAR! But religion is all about Fear tactics, they say do this, or do that, OR ELSE! They get you to fear everything from invisible creatures outside of you, people of others faiths, terrorists, an imaginary place of infinite torture, and more. But GOD doesn’t give us these THOUGHTS, so why is everyone so scared? The answer is, these principalities and powers!

We must remember there is a war is WITHIN. Two nations at war in your womb/soul (Carnal Man and Spirit Man) – (Flesh and Spirit) (Adam and Christ) (Dead and Life) (Ignorance and Truth)

Now granted, this demon stuff makes for great scary movies. With all the scary monsters and screams and stuff, but all of those images are coming from the HEART OF MAN, which is on evil (ignorance and lies) pretty much twenty-four seven.

You see, everything INSIDE OF US already possesses us and the only way out of these LIES in our head is CHRIST (the TRUTH) – Christ (The TRUTH reveals the Lie for what it is, and destroys the LIE with the BRIGHTNESS (Enlightenment) of its coming (revealing).

As I stated earlier it didn’t matter how many people agreed it the world was flat, the TRUTH was and is, IT ISN’T… And once the TRUTH reveals this LIE, the LIE is destroyed, and now we know THE EARTH is NOT FLAT but is actually resting on the back of a GIGANTIC TURTLE 🙂 … GET IT? GOT IT? GOOD! 🙂

So let’s move onto this passage in Ephesians and let me show you what it REALLY MEANS, (or what I pray and hope it means, as you all know I could be completely off my rocker and this is why you MUST take everything to GOD) – But I’ll back up these statements with many biblical witnesses that will make it hard for you to disagree… And if you do, well it’s always your right to believe what you will.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Okay, so let’s start at the beginning of Ephesians 6 to get an idea of where Paul was coming from.

He starts by explaining, 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

First of all, he isn’t speaking of literal children here. Paul is saying to those NEW TO THE FAITH, listen to those who are instructing you into the truth. Then he goes on to say many other things very similar to this. Honor mother and father, do good to all men, as if doing it to the Lord and not men. (Good advice)

Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. Another great and IMPORTANT LESSON – REAPING AND SOWING. You always get what you put out… But let’s continue.

Ephesians 6:9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

The whole of this chapter up till this point is how we are to act toward OTHERS in and out of the faith. Up till this point there is nothing spooooky about what Paul is teaching here. It is simply a lesson in how to deal with PEOPLE period.

But it is the next line that every go bananas over! And in some cases I do mean that literally.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Now if we were to take this to mean demonic forces like the movies depict it would be out-of-place in relation to the rest of this epistle. Let’s put in simple terms as to what Paul is basically saying up to that point.

Pretend for a moment, I am Paul writing this letter.

“Hey everyone, remember to listen to those who are instructing you. Honor those who have Fathered and Mothered you in the faith. And you Fathers of the Faith don’t provoke those you teach, don’t mess with their heads or treat them in poor fashion, otherwise they may grow in the Lord and start to despise you. But nurture them and be gentle with them. Those who serve others, do it as if you are doing it to God, don’t be fake, be real, genuine, show them love and let the light of Christ show in all things you do. Knowing that whatever you sow you will reap, so do good and you’ll get good. And you bosses, don’t threaten, be kind, knowing God is no respecter of persons and you are no better than the one serving you. So give your employees a big fat raise, don’t be cheap! 🙂 … Finally brothers and sisters, be strong in God who is Love, and in the power of his might, be quick to forgive and encourage. Put on the whole thinking of God dwell in the complete truth so you won’t fall victim to the lies of your carnal mind, which are LIES spoken against us, and the lies we may fall victim to if we listen to our carnal mind.”

This letter, that I loosely translated is clear, Paul is instructing people how to act and how not to act.

So what does the next line mean? Does Paul all of a sudden dive off the deep end and start talking about scary monsters and evil spirits… Is he one moment is giving good advice and then says, but BEWARE there are EVILLLLLLL SPIRITS CIRCLING YOUR HEAD, they want to EAT YOUR HEART AND BRAINS… So WRESTLE THEM?… OR, is PAUL speaking about the literal RULERS OF DARKNESS of his day (The Pharisees and Religious of the land) those who were seeking to have them all killed for the liberty they all found, in the great mystery of CHRIST WITHIN.

Would it not make more sense that Paul is speaking of SOME OF the RELIGIOUS LEADERS, who were liars and deceivers of Paul’s day, that his students should be weary off.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Well everyone that is EXACTLY what this verse means. It has NOTHING to do with monsters that go bump in the night, but it has everything to do with the MONSTERS of the day who would KILL THE TRUTH OF GOD rather than allow it to be spread.

Don’t believe me? Well let’s just take a look at who these RULERS are?

Luke 24:20
And how the chief priests and our RULERS delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.


The RULERS of this DARKNESS (Ignorance/lies/idolatry/false beliefs/tradition) are the RELIGIOUS RULERS of the land. Who scour the earth to make one proselyte twice the SON OF HELL THEY ARE! These RULERS we indeed wrestle against… They don’t like our type.

Think about it, how hard was it to let go of all the false beliefs you once to come to where you are today. We are all wrestling to break free from our ignorance, our idolatry, we are all wrestling against all those religious, political, matriarchal, and patriarchal rules and beliefs we have been force-fed since birth.

John 3:19
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved DARKNESS rather than light, because their deeds were evil.


Darkness has no LIGHT (TRUTH) – The Darkness is IGNORANCE. And the RULERS of this DARKNESS are those spouting the lies and error from the altar, pulpit, public office, and our own homes, who are convincing the world to worship the lies they believe and spread instead of God within.

Now Ephesians 6:12 also mentions “principalities” and yes again mankind has taken a cue from Dante’s inferno and assumed that these also represent DEMONIC GHOULS, MONSTERS as opposed to the badddddd RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL MEN AND WOMEN who are in a position of authority, who are out to smother the TRUTH of GOD, for what they believe to be true.

Titus 3:1
Put them in mind to be subject to PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,


Principalities and Powers are PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY and CONTROL. Religious and/or Political leaders that did not like a gospel going around that promised salvation WITHIN and WITHOUT Religion. A Gospel that says to love your enemies, to do good to those that hurt you, to love everyone, especially those in need. These principalities and powers don’t like that. Which is why we have war, famine, poverty, racism, prejudice, condemnation, hate crimes, and worse.

Now these RULER of DARKNESS were OF THIS WORLD. They were CARNAL and is it not true that even today these are who we wrestle with? Maybe not literally wrestling with them but do we not wrestle with what religion and politics is saying is right and wrong. Don’t we wrestle with the beliefs, traditions, and lies, bad religion, or those who claim to be the end all be all when it comes to knowing God, spout?

Aren’t some of you reading this right now wrestling to hear (comprehend) some of the new things God is revealing in even this essay? And aren’t those who have had these great truths revealed, aren’t some even scared to speak these TRUTHS openly for fear of what might happen? Aren’t MANY worried what will happen if anyone finds out THAT THEY believe in a GOD THAT IS IN CONTROL, a GOD that WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED?

Are these not the “principalities AND powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Paul is speaking of?

And let’s take it a bit farther. What are the HIGH PLACES where all this spiritual wickedness is taking place?

Leviticus 26:30
And I will destroy your HIGH PLACES, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.


These HIGH PLACES are the sanctuaries, temples, churches, and altars made to false gods(Beliefs).

1 Kings 3:2
Only the people sacrificed in HIGH PLACES, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.


2 Chronicles 14:3
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the HIGH PLACES, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:


Psalm 78:58
For they provoked him to anger with their HIGH PLACES, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.


Starting to put it all together now everyone? Can we now throw out the Harry Potter magic nonsense, put away the scary teaching of spooky monsters out to get us all, and know our enemy for what it is…. LIES/FALSE BELIEFS spoken by people in positions of authority.

These HIGH PLACES are the very places where the RULERS OF DARKNESS (Ignorant religious/political teachers) say YOU MUST GO TO OR ELSE! – Sound familiar?

I can name a bunch of religions that say if you don’t go to their HIGH PLACE you can’t inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. But we, who are waking up to this great gospel understand that the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is WITHIN. And the HOPE OF GLORY is CHRIST, who is OUR LIFE. And we don’t need to go anywhere but WITHIN! For that is where our hope lies!

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Okay, so now we know Paul was NOT talking about ghouls and monsters but about Religious, Political, Mean Men and Women who stand in the way of the GOSPEL being spread.

Luke 21:12
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and RULERS for my name’s sake.


If you STILL have a problem believing that this verse in Ephesians has nothing to do with monsters, ghosts, ghouls then READ ON, YE OF LITTLE FAITH!

Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

This is Paul’s advice, he is telling us when we go out to preach the TRUTH we need to keep the whole truth in our heart and mind. So we will be able to stand with the TRUTH in the face of adversity… He teaches above all else to have PEACE and to make peace with all, even the wicked (ignorant)

But truly it is verse 16 that should give most of you that smack on your head, like you forgot to have your V8 today.

Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And what are the FIERY DARTS of the WICKED? They are the words, accusations, and condemnations of those who say you are decieved. This is why we need the SHIELD OF FAITH. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. Without Faith you will never be able to walk in this Truth. Your FAITH makes you whole and keeps you from be ruined, hurt, or even believing that somehow you have made a mistake. Your Faith should always be that GOD IS IN CONTROL, NOT MAN!

This morning early, this scripture came (revealed) to me. And now I put it to all of you. So you also can have liberty from this ancient lie. And the only thing that could keep you from this liberty are the PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS, AND RULES OF DARKNESS OF THE WORLD. (Who are simply ignorant men and women who want to be in control, instead of admitting God is ALL IN ALL)

But don’t take this LIBERTY lightly, even though it has…

Colossians 2:14 Blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

SOOOOOOOO,

17 LET NO MAN therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.

I pray one day we will no longer need to wrestle against these vain beliefs, traditions, and errors of the day. But that we will walk in newness of life knowing that WE AND CHRIST are ONE! In the meantime, spread the GOOD WORD. 🙂

Peace to you all,
Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org
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WE WAIT AND WE WAIT!


“THE BARREN WOMB OF SCRIPTURE”

Recently my wife and I were surprised by an amazing miracle. And I’m not talking about the kind most religious leaders brag about (which are usually hoxes to begin with). No, I’m talking about a miracle many take for granted, and others sadly (in this life) never get to experience… Pregnancy. That’s right my wife is pregnant, and we just found it is a boy, who we will name Ethan, God willing.

We were already blessed to have three children and now to expect a fourth, our cup runneth over indeed. I understand what a gift this is, because there are so many couples that cannot have children. And others who have to go through painful injections, and procedures, and pay thousands of dollars to basically have a child like everyone else. I cannot begin to understand the pain these couples must feel. What should be fun and rewarding, soon becomes a ritual, where making love has to be done at a certain time, in a certain way, and soon the joy of this great unity is replaced by the remorse of not having that “Promise Child” you dreamed and prayed for.

Well the same is true spiritually. We each have a God given purpose and dream that needs to be birthed, but most importantly it is CHRIST IN US, the hope of Glory, that must be delivered from our SOULISH WOMB.

And like the physical barren womb, so too, the spiritual womb can seem barren as well. This too brings great sorrow and pain to the woman and man who desire to have the peace they have been promised. They wonder where that peace that passes understanding is, where is the hope, where is that rest, where is that promise already? We believe life should be exciting and fun, that our lives should have meaning, that our God gives desires should be birthed into our lives, but no such life is found.

So, like those who cannot physically give birth who go to specialists in this area. Most men and women got to those they believe to be specialist in the area of Spirit. They go to religious doctors, in hopes that these “doctors” will help them to finally give birth to the life they desire. And they go many, many times, and just like those who pay fertility costs, they pay religious costs, again, and again. They give so much money at “church” to find what they know deep down is their God given right. These religious doctors, like the fertility experts, give you a list of things to do in order to give spiritual birth as well. And as much as it hurts, as much as it costs them, they still suffer from the cares of the world, they still have no hope and they still are not pregnant with the possibility of Christ.

I often write about how the natural world and everything in it, is an outward projection of the spiritual world. This is a great truth. Whatever is bound in heaven in bound in earth, whatever is loosed in heaven is loosed in earth, in other words (whatever you believe you can or cannot do because of your faith, you will or will not do because of your faith). Your physical waking life is an amazing allegory of what is going on spiritually. If you really take the time to look at what you are going through physically in the temporal world, you will find a direct link to something in your spiritual life that needs to be dealt with. This is why the scriptures called “the wicked God’s sword”, our greatest adversaries are our greatest teachers. So don’t curse them, LEARN FROM THEM. If we don’t understand that our troubles could easily be turned into birth pangs for a new life, then we will continue to suffer believing our spiritual womb is barren.

Years ago I wrote a song about infertility, sang by my friend Eddie Coronado, http://payplay.fm/eddiecoronado2 , and produced by Joseph Ninowski.

The song represents the pain one couple felt after years or trying to have a baby, praying for a baby and still having none. This is a pain not all of us have felt physically, but one I am sure we can relate to spiritually and emotionally. Truly, the song, as in life, is an allegory for us all to learn from. We wonder, “what is wrong with us?” Why can’t we “be where we believe we should be”, “why we are suffering, and waiting, and why it is so hard to simply do, and be, what God created us to be?”

Like waiting and waiting for the line to turn blue or pink on that little stick, the wait, the anticipation, the hope that today, this day, all our dreams will begin to come true… But, then after five minutes or so, the world’s reality sets in, “Not Pregnant” AGAIN!

Today’s paper is going to take this heart wrenching experience and bring it into the spiritual realm, to show us, that many of us with barren wombs crying out for the TRUE LIFE of CHRIST, may not need wait for much longer… in fact, they may not need to wait at all. That’s right, Christ isn’t coming in thr future, from some far away galaxy called heaven to destroy all his enemies (who people call unbelievers), no Christ comes (that word means, REVEALED by the way), Christ is REVEALED within us, and destroys the enemies WITHIN US, our worry, our fear, our unbelief. The hope of glory, is Christ IN you, not far away from you. So stop waiting and start believing. If we are waiting for something to arrive, that means we don’t have it, that’s our first mistake (believing we don’t have the spirit of God’s child within us). Religion has done a good job at putting that off into the future, that way it can continue to bleed you dry because it can’t deliver what you already posses. “YOUR LIFE IS HID IN CHRIST!” This is the great mystery that has been HIDDEN from the ages, CHRIST IN YOU. Christ is the LIGHT/LIFE of ALL MANKIND from the womb. Read John 1 if you don’t believe me.

So this essay will take a look at some of the many “barren” women of scripture who believed they would never conceive, and in the end brought forth the child of promise. THIS LIFE WILL BE DELIVERED OF YOU AS WELL, I PROMISE!

We will learn that these “children” the many barren women of scripture desire to have, are symbols of dreams/hopes/destinies/ and wisdom that is ONLY found in CHRIST. And to become pregnant with the TRUTH, we will also learn it is NOT up to us, it is God that does all and wills all. We will DO, that is true, but trust me when I say, we are only doing because GOD FIRST REVEALED that we must cast aside every idol (false belief) in our heart, to have the CHILD OF PROMISE RESSURECTED WITHIN!

“Our True Life = Christ”

Colossians 3:2-4
2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Galatians 2:20
…nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me

So for your enjoyment while reading on. Enjoy, “We wait and We Wait”. It is not for sale, just for your enjoyment and while listening to this song I wrote, imagine the child the couple is waiting for, is the full REVELATION OF CHRIST within!

To write this song I drew on the emotional pains of my past. And I used the empty feeling of not seeing the dreams of my heart come true, as a way to express the anguish of not being able to bring life into this world.

First I want to express my heart felt sorrow for those who have such physical difficulty, and my heart felt thanks for those that reach out to the unwanted children of the world and make them their own through adoption and foster care. And I want us all to remember, that even if we have few literal family members, we have many family members in the faith.

Mark 3:35
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Now, this is a mystery, that I wrote about in another essay, but I will simply say, those that do the will of God, give Birth to Christ, and are the brother and sister of Christ. 🙂

God is going to heal us all, that is not me itching your ears, this is fact. He will turn even your enemies to your supporters, when we learn the lessons of reaping what we have sown, and sowing for tomorrow only the good that we want done unto ourselves. For what we do to one, we do to ourselves. The more we hate, the more we will be hated, the more we love, the more love we will know.

1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

If we say we love God and hate our brother, we are liars, because even our “adversaries for our good” are as much a part of God as we are. At this moment their treatment, as dreadful as it seems, is for our benefit and learning. So, take this chastening with patience and rejoice, for the sooner we turn to God the sooner CHRIST will be birthed from our BARREN WOMB/SOUL. And once again, it is God doing the work, even through what we suffer. (This is why we cannot fail, we must realize God is IN control!)

SO LET ME…

Acts 14:22
Confirm the souls of the disciples, and exhort them to continue in the faith, that WE MUST THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Just like a natural pregnancy, spiritually we WILL suffer to give BIRTH. This is what God means when he states the WOMEN WILL NOT BE SAVED FROM CHILD BEARING… The WOMAN is our SOUL (sense of ourselves/sense of being) – Not one of us will escape the pangs of Christ childbirth. The good news is, when that SEED (TRUTH/WORD/CHRIST) is conceived in us, when things get so bad we DON’T THINK WE WILL MAKE IT, that is when WE WILL HAVE OUR PROMISE CHILD DELIVERED and we will FINALLY ENTER THAT PROMISE LAND!

Zephaniah 1:14
The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly

Conception in a literal womb is what happens when MAN makes MAN in the IMAGE OF MAN… So, conception in the spiritual womb of our (SOUL) IS God making A “God” In His Image. — Too much? Well, chew on it then. (Eat that bread)

Look, when a dog has a baby it is a dog, when a mouse has a baby it is a mouse, when a Human has a baby it is a Human…. SO, when GOD has a baby what do you think God’s child would be, a Giraffe?

Ps 82 6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

In other words, we don’t know who we really are, what we will become. But we do know when Christ appears WITHIN US, we shall be as he is, because we will understand the Truth and life and the Way as it REALLY IS! – (Now that is a great revelation for those who can see it)

That’s right, that is the PROMISE OF God, THE PROMISE CHILD we are all to give birth to… IN OUR BODY! or should I say, Christ’s Body, because our body, our mind, our name is all CHRIST’S!

Life, Birth, a Child in the womb in the natural, is all and allegorical symbol of CHRIST being birthed within!

As man and woman comes together, God’s Spirit and Man’s soul comes together. As a man gives his seed to a woman and the woman delivers a child. God’s plants his seed (christ) into Man’s soul, and what is birthed is a child of God!

John 6:63
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are LIFE.

These words are TRUTH. And the Truth of God has been lying dormant for many years inside the whole of mankind. KILLED AT GOLGATHA (the place of the skull) – our thinking. This is why the Holy Spirit overshadows us, so we REMEMBER who we are!

John 14:26
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

So, today is about getting some spiritual nooky so the BARREN WOMB produces the FRUIT OF GOD’S LOINS (The spirit of TRUTH, LIFE, LIGHT, THE WAY) – CHRIST

And these stories of the BARREN WOMB are everywhere.

Genesis 11:30
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Genesis 25:21
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Genesis 29:31
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

Luke 1:7
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

Even Samson’s Mother was barren… but as in all the other cases we see in the Bible…

Judges 13:3
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

But this could only happens when Man returns to the Lord, and begins to trust in the Lord and NOT on his own ways.

Romans 7:5
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Oh, and just to be clear the FLESH is not YOUR SKIN. The FLESH is your CARNAL/IGNORANT THINKING. Which is why it produces DEATH! Because in ADAM (dead man/mankinds ignorant mortal thinking, believing God is far from them), in ADAM, we are a bunch of meat-heads walking around trying to work our way to heaven.

Paul said, he knew that there was NO GOOD THING in his Flesh (Soulish, carnal mind).

Think about it. How can IGNORANCE ever produce TRUTH? … A spring cannot produce both fresh and salt water, can it? … I mean really, can it? I was never good at science. 🙂

The BARREN WOMAN is an allegory of the state of MANKIND’S SOUL (WHEN IGNORANT OF THE TRUTH OF WHO THEY ARE). And it is not just the BARREN WOMB, the scriptures speak of the BARREN VESSELS used for ritual washing that Jesus had to FILL with WATER (Doctrine/Word/Truth) so it could be turned to WINE (SPIRIT/LIFE)

We are the VESSELS that are BARREN, at the marriage we are the Barren Vessels that need WATER (teaching of the truth/remembering the truth). The vessels Jesus filled at the MARRIAGE (when soul and spirit become one) were bone dry (barren) And there were SIX of them. More symbolism to give the mystery away. The NUMBER of vessels was 6 (THE NUMBER OF MAN)

We have this treasure (CHRIST) hidden in our EARTHEN (SOULISH) VESSELS… So the WATER (word of God) needs to be poured into us (heard/understood) and then the SEED inside GROWS and becomes a LIVING SPIRIT (pictured in this story as WINE)… Every SEED needs water to grow. And EVERY SEED first has to DIE to grow. The same is true for us. And when we finally GROW, we PRODUCE many other seeds, that too will die from their ignorant ways, be watered/taught of God, and then REACH FOR THE SUN/SON!

Now, in this wonderful marriage wine parable the Master of the CEREMONY declares, “GOD saves the BEST FOR LAST. Meaning the 1st Man (adam) is not the best, the last Man (Christ) is! This is why the 1st shall be Last and the LAST (Christ) shall be first in our thoughts and in the Kingdom of God.

We see the word Barren used in many places, the Barren womb, the Barren Vessels, the Barren Land… The womb, the Vessels, the Land, all symbols of us… And it is time that we, that were barren will be barren no more.

Luke 1:48
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Remember, how MARY got pregnant again… The HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOWED HER.

35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Many say this is literal but miss the whole point of what it means to have the HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOW them.

Ever try hard to be the best at something, but there was that one person that always OVERSHADOWED YOU? This is what it means SIMPLY.

To be Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. Means the TRUTH of GOD takes precedence over your life, as God did with MARY, and when this happens… The HOLY THING BIRTHED inside is called the SON OF GOD. It’s interesting to note what the name MARY means in Greek “Their Rebellion”… It is out of our REBELLION that SALVATION is birthed. And this is NOT OF OURSELVES, God does the work.

Many say this only happes to the VIRGIN MARY. But I assure “Mary” is also a symbol of our soul. And the VIRGIN, is an allegory as well. A VIRGIN is one who has not had relations (become one) with another. A VIRGIN is allegorical of humanity when it no longer commits adultery with false beliefs and vanity and prepares itself for ONLY God.

ONLY when we return to God with a PURE HEART (undefiled soul) as a VIRGIN can God germinate the holy seed Christ within. And there are multiple scriptures that prove this DOES NOT ONLY HAPPEN TO MARY.

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

Look’s like CHRIST is formed in US as well. And what is that HOPE OF GLORY AGAIN?

Colossians 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

You see, this is the GREAT MYSTERY, the one that has been hidden from the ages now revealed to you, if you can receive it… You are Mary, Rachel, Sarah, you are the Barren vessels, the Barren Land that soon produces fruit.

There is only ONE SON of GOD… and that is HUMANITY. ADAM actually means HUMANITY. And you are either DEAD IN CARNAL ADAM (your ignorant ego) or ALIVE AND RESURRECTED IN CHRIST (your TRUE SPIRIT AND NATURE) – the express image of GOD.

But now, we cry out, WHEN LORD, WHEN? Like the song, We wait and We wait for the child to come. We wait and cry for Christ is to be BIRTHED INSIDE US ALL. And then of course DELIVERED TO THE WORLD!

But, the ONLY way for this to happen is when the TRUTH OF GOD (Holy Spirit) = “my words are truth and spirit” OVERSHADOWS your carnal nature (man’s thoughts).

Because “TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH” and death cannot produce life. Which is why we see so many PEOPLE living a life that is unfulfilled and more like death. They have believed they were who, and what they are not. It’s like we’ve all been tricked into believing we are these bankrupt, insecure, weak, greedy, arrogant, scared, prideful fools. Our carnal experiences in this world has defined us to ourselves. THIS SHOULD NOT BE. We need to wake out of this ignorant slumber and let CHRIST (The Truth of who we are in Christ) Shine (be known to us and the world)

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

When we are OVERSHADOWED with the TRUTH. We understand, that we are GOD’S CHILD. And that GOD is pleased with us. No matter what we have done, and we have all done wrong. That does not mean we will not have to pay the price for our mistake. When you drop the cookie jar you have to clean up the mess. So too, our mistakes we will reap, so we learn never to make the same again.

And just as a woman in the literal, physical world cries and laments over not being able to bring life into this world. So we too cry and lament over our present sufferings which never seem to end. We weep because the dreams that have been placed in our heart have not been brought forth as was the case with Abraham.

God had placed a dream in his heart, he said…

Genesis 17:16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”

This is what Abraham always wanted. Sort of like what all of us want, a TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. To walk in the DESTINY GOD HAS FOR US ALL. And we can, and we WILL! Whether in this world or the next. Whatever we do now, decides what is to come.

Matthew 12:32
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

But remember when God plants a promise in your heart, GOD BRINGS IT TO PASS. Even if you feel like giving up, even if you believe you have made a mistake. Ultimately, God is in control. SO HAVE FAITH, but not faith in yourself, Faith in God, so his promise can be BIRTHED WITHIN and then expressed without.

For Abraham, the dream to have a child, always lingered in the back of his mind, “when lord, when?” he cried as we cry. And after “waiting and waiting” and not seeing this come to pass. His WIFE comes up with a great idea. Once again, a symbol of our soulish nature, convincing us, we don’t need to wait on God, we need to ACT NOW! (That philosophy didn’t work so well with King Saul, he lost the Kingdom, did he not… Oh and God sent a TORMENTING/TESTING SPIRIT to trouble him.)

So Abraham finally listens to his carnal wife(HIS CARNAL SOUL). And He takes her slave/maidservant to make a child with, he commits adultery, symbolic of cheating on GOD with IDOLATROUS WORKS. Trying to bring about God’s promise for your life, with WORKS. Going to MAN instead of God.

But what does God do? He speaks to Abraham, he promises him, but after years of not seeing a child, Abraham does not believe it. (Like we don’t believe after years of not seeing out promise come to pass)

Genesis 17:17
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”

How many of us do the exact same? God places a desire in our heart. We don’t trust God can do it so we set out to bring it to pass with our strength, with our hands and thoughts (carnal soulish ways) and we fail miserably. We do as Abraham did, we rely on our WORKS and WITS… We use the FLESH where God’s spirit gives Life.

Jacob was the King at this. God promised Jacob the kingdom, but he manipulated, twisted, and even LITERALLY put on the flesh of his OLDER BROTHER (THE CARNAL MAN) to bring his promise to pass. I, Myself can relate. The irony is Jacob prevailed when it came to God and Man, but at a great price. And boy can I relate.

There are many times, I don’t trust God, I act like those in this world, I play their games and I can play them with the best of them, and I may even win the day, but when all is said and done… I am not left with the promise of Rachel, but the ugly near sighted Leah. ( No offence Leah, but the Jacob wanted his true bride, and he was tricked into marrying someone who could see (understand) — So he had to WORK, WORK, AND WORK until he was finally set free from the shackles of LABAN (sheep shearers) – (Religious men and women and their ways)

Like Jacob I wanted the promise and went after it. But I LISTENED to my Mother (carnal soul/reason) telling me to trick the Father into giving me the blessing. Do this Jacob, do that Jacob, and you’ll get what God promised you, and believe me I have spent a life trying to do just that and it brought me nothing but pain. So to find God’s kingdom I ended up working for LABAN, the soul’s brother (religious thinking). I went to “Religion” and I found they had ALOT OF IDOLS (false beliefs). But I wanted RACHEL so bad that I stayed there and continued to rely on my WORKS which is what religion teaches you. “YOU HAVE TO DO THIS OR THAT”

Abraham didn’t trust God would give them HIS PROMISE child (an allegory of CHRIST IN YOU revealed). So he went about bringing this child into the world, through his FLESH, through ADULTERY, through his WORKS. Which is exactly what many of us are doing today?

How do we do this? You ask…

You go to your churches, sing in your choirs, tithe, sacrifice your time for your church, you hand out your flyers and your tapes, working, working, working your way into the KINGDOM OF SAUL (carnality) not the Kingdom of God.

Remember what God promised would happen to the people of Israel when they demanded to have a MAN as a KING, instead of God as KING. Just like Israel, ignorantly, few of us want God to be our King, we want our Pastors, Priests, Imans, Rabbis. Gurus, to teach us… But watch what we receive when we demand a MAN to be King where God is meant to rule.

1 Samuel 8:6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.

Most today do not go to God to learn or be ruled. Most men and women want a KING, they want a Carnal man or woman to itch their ears, tell them what to do and allow them to continue on in pride, judgment, hate, and idolatry.

God said, Man has REJECTED ME as their King… So, God gave them over to the REPROBATE MIND and he allowed SAUL to be their King. But look at the price… And remember there is nothing NEW UNDER THE SUN.

God warned them, the INSTANT Mankind placed a CARNAL MAN in the position of spiritual leadership, they would lose everything and become slaves TO A CORRUPT SYSTEM. (Babylon anyone?)

He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.

Churches today, manipulate the young men and women, brainwash the children at daycare and raise them up to be good supporters of whatever particular man made church they attend. They raise them up to FIGHT AND RECRUIT for their ministry. Some are so cruel, they make them wear white short sleeve button down shirt, black slacks, and goofy helmets, and lame bikes… (Just kidding Mormons, we’re all a mess, but seriously, change the duds people! I think Joseph Smith had better fashion sense than that… Just saying)

12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.

Churches today, act more like major corporations, and even act and sound like a military organizations. And of course for thousands of years, differents races, sexual orientations, and woman have been prejudiced against and put down. Some have gone so far as to say, “a woman cant even speak in church” — Meanwhile they haven’t the slightest idea of what the scripture means. The “woman” is a symbol of man’s soul… as stated earlier. And it is the SPIRIT of God that should lead, not man’s soul… But back to what God promised. Put a Carnal Man over you as King, Pastor, whatever and your woman will take over your bake sales, house meetings, and coffee shops, choir etc. Of course not all churches do this, but God warned them, Man cannot rule you spiritually, ADAM is corrupt.


He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.

This is what Carnal man does..

14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.

Some churches today even convince their blind flock to give everything to their religious organization. To leave behind their property to the church when they die. The Catholics wrote the book on that one. This is why they forbid Priests to Marry, that way all of the money made by these poor misled men, reverts back to the church… But didn’t God say, it was FORBIDDEN to not let a MAN MARRY?


1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

The Catholic church must have missed that one and the whole abstaining from meat (which is really an allegory for deeper revelation) but in the natural… I mean come on GOOD FRIDAY?

Now, look, I don’t want to be picking on the Catholics either. WE HAVE ALL GONE ASTRAY.


Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

And allowing CARNAL MANKIND to rule over us spiritually is not making things any easier. The WOMB STILL SEEMS BARREN. But let’s see what else God promised would happen if we made CARNAL MANKIND to be our KING (rule over us spiritually)

15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle [b] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.

Is it not irony, that every church teaches that you should give “god” TEN PERCENT of everything you have! God warned them, Man would only take and destroy, where God wants to add to your life, Carnal Mankind’s Ego only wants to kill, steal, and destroy. (Sort of sounds like the Devil, doesn’t it? I wonder why that is? :))

Hosea 7:1
When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.

The TITHE — PHEWY! Give to those who need it and sure if you love your certain church, temple, mosque, kingdom hall, etc, and they are doing good, bless them, but don’t do it because SAUL TELLS YOU!

Now the good news. The PROMISE IS AT HAND, as it always is. The BARREN WOMB may become a thing of the past. If we hold onto this great hope and high calling that is found by returning to the Lord. Which means we turn away from thinking we are in control, and God is separate from us.

Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son coming FROM YOUR OWN BODY will be your heir

The PROMISED SON, comes from WITHIN. THIS IS THE KING that is to RULE US SPIRITUALLY. It is Christ we are talking about here. We aren’t talking about a literal child. The SON comes from his OWN BODY(HEART/SOUL) who will be the HEIR. – We are talking about birthing CHRIST IN US people… THE SON who is HEIR over our HOUSE. (HEART/TEMPLE OF GOD)

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

But this promise of salvation eludes us because so many are brainwashed and even petrified to simply pray, GOD TEACH ME THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.

This is why we still suffer, worry and fear. Because we have not HELD FAST THE CONFIDENCE and the COVENANT of God. We don’t trust God, we don’t rely on God, we rely on our own wits and works. We don’t go to God, we go a Pastor, or Priest, a Rabbi, or so called Profit (spelling intended)

Myself included people, Jacob doesn’t know it all, far from it. And don’t think for one moment I am not suffering with you. “Out of the abundance of revelation given to me, I gots me this THORN in my flesh.” I am humbled still by how little I truly trust God, and how much I really fear some people… This is why you MUST NEVER mistake the messenger for the message.

I’m a big goofball if truth be told, my close friends will tell you that. I don’t know why these things are put on my heart the way they are, but writing them, helping others, sharing with others, is about the closet thing I have ever felt to TRUE PEACE. — Well that and an extended stay in one of those massage chairs at Brookstone.

But I digress,

As Abraham did, when we go off and commit adultery with a slave (any thought that binds you) to give birth to an Ishmael, we are in fact having relations with Religion, and man made traditions and doctrines.

Religion creates a new god for us to worship, we call him Jesus, and every year our traditions allow us to control him. We give birth to him, we kill him, and we ressurect him. Every single year. With man’s holidays like Christmas and Easter, etc. Then Religion says, all you have to do is accept him (it’s us who does the work) and then we have to continue to go to man made church until he returns. Even the Lord of Hosts has never left us, nor forsaken us.

(Now look, I LOVE the holidays, and I think it is even a good thing that God has permitted such. But we need to remember the ONLY PLACE CHRIST IS BORN is WITHIN US)

The Christ child, birthed right there AMONG THE ANIMALS (MAN’S CARNAL THOUGHTS)

You see the Barren womb (our soul) wants to be filled, and if we are not careful, we will give birth to the exact opposite of what God had promised to begin with.

ABRAHAM impregnating Hagar is a symbol of Mankind, giving birth to the FALSE CHRIST, ANTI-CHRIST, CARNAL RELIGIOUS MAN… ISHMAEL

This 1st born man is NOT SPIRITUAL but NATURAL/SENSUAL/TEMPORAL not eternal – We create this Ishmael, because we are so desperate to be free from our affliction (which is where Ishmael gets his name, from affliction/suffering. We would rather commit adultery with man’s god and become a slave to Man’s tradition and vile teachings than to simply wait on the Lord.

Genesis 16:11
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

And for awhile we rejoice in this for a moment. But this Ishmael (first born carnal religious) man ends up threatening the TRUE CHILD of CHRIST within which will manifest one day.

This is why, just like Abraham, we must rid ourselves of the CARNAL FIRST BORN EGO MAN – so our TRUE LIFE (Christ) can be born and rule.

In that day. The ELDER (CARNAL) will serve the younger (Christ)

We can look at ISHMAEL AND ISAAC another way. Look at Ishmael as our conscious temporal mind, the mind that has to conquer and kill with its bare hands (Ishmael was a hunter) – Ishmael is our waking mind, our Ego, the man that lacks true faith in God… Now look at Isaac, the CHRIST WITHIN, in whom ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE… If we don’t allow CHRIST TO INCREASE and our CARNAL EGO to decrease, our purpose will never become full.

We must in fact, get rid of ISHMAEL. We must cast away our carnal thoughts and every thought that exhalts itself above the TRUTH/CHRIST. We have to KICK THIS OLD MAN OUT, and let CHRIST RULE AND REIGN.

For that is who we are, CHRIST TRAPPED INSIDE the prison of this FLESH (CARNAL/SOULISH) THINKING.

We see stories of the Barren womb all over scripture. I really want to hammer this point home. The reason in the physical there are abortion, infertility, rapes, and other horrendous acts, is because in the spiritual these are happening as well.

Matthew 16:19
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Whatever we think, carnal or spiritual, becomes. WHATEVER SOMEONE BELIEVES IN THEIR HEART THAT THEY ARE! … WITH FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! (shall I go on) It’s all about our beliefs and where they are coming from.

And what is HEAVEN and what is EARTH?

Well there was a time, I looked into the stars and prayed to God as if he was out there afar. I looked beneath at my feet and said this is the earth isn’t it neat? But then the 1st Heaven and 1ST Earth passed away.

I no longer saw HEAVEN and EARTH carnally. I DID NOT SEE IT AS OUTSIDE MYSELF. I did not see God as an angry lightning bolt thrower sitting on a throne past the milky way… The 1st Heaven and Earth passed away.

Because I know that what I see, IS NOT REAL or INFINITE. So I understood there was a SECOND HEAVEN AND EARTH.

I saw a SECOND HEAVEN AND EARTH open up to me. And I realized that HEAVEN and EARTH are both WITHIN. Heaven is GOD’S TRUTH AND WAYS… Earth is Man’s understanding and ways.


“As the Heavens are above the Earth, so are God’s ways above Man’s”

The 2nd Heaven and Earth, is the union of God’s ways in Man’s heart. But until that day, our carnal sick thoughts produce the sick things in the world today. The physical is an expression of the spiritual state of things. And WE CAN CHANGE THIS! We are the miracle makers, because we BECOME THE CHRIST, when OUR ISHMAEL IS SENT AWAY.

You want to know the mystery of the new heaven and earth. Here.

Isaiah 65:17
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

In the New Heaven and Earth DWELLS righteousness… It boggles my mind, how people will make up fairy tales and explain what the new heaven and earth is WITHOUT EVER CONSIDERING what scripture says it to be.

2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

In the NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH – Dwells RIGHTEOUSNESS … let’s see where else, Righteousness dwells, as it dwells IN US, in the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (which is Righteousness, peace, and joy)

Proverbs 12:17
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

The NEW HEAVEN and the NEW EARTH, is when the TWO become one. When Man’s soul and God’s spirit unite and CHRIST IN US is manifested for all to see!

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Now when Abraham was promised a Child, first God gave him a key to unlock this great potential that was dormant in his loins (soul/heart) — God said.

Genesis 17:9And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

This is the point, God promised that he would give Abraham the desire of his heart, only if he FIRST, kept God’s covenant. Which was to circumcise the Flesh.

Romans 7:18
For 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.

This has NOTHING to do with literal circumcision, but has everything to do with PUTTING OFF THE CORRUPT WORKS OF THE FLESH.

There are dreams God has placed in our hearts, these are the CHILDREN (purpose, destiny, with CHRIST IN YOU) that are waiting to be birthed within us all. BUT FIRST WE MUST put off the works of the Flesh. To have these “children (God’s promise)” we must return to the Lord.

And what is the WORLD, (It is not the literal world that comes to an end) it is ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, The lust of the Flesh, The Lust of the eyes, the pride of Life.

Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

So we see that to give BIRTH to our DESTINY which is CHRIST REVEALED IN US, AS US, THROUGH US, FOR US. We must do as Abraham did. WE MUST put off that former conversation, we must become BORN AGAIN in our THINKING!

So you want your purpose to be fulfilled, you want to find peace, you want CHRIST, and I mean the REAL SON OF GOD, that is WITHIN YOU… put off your false beliefs, leave your man made shadow lodges and come into the LIGHT. FLEE BABYLON ALREADY and God will give you your promise.

Exudos 23:25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

When you do this…. Guess what happens? It’s time for Karaoke! (singing)

Isaiah 54:1
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

Love you all, don’t be a stranger, write Jacob make a comment or two. And check out my novel already. 🙂 Peace

Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org

GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL – A POEM

“GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL – A POEM”

Got a secret to share, a revelation that’s clear, a new way of looking at parable we’ve held dear.

Jesus turned to Peter, whose names means Stone. HE TURNED TO THE STONE and said UPON THIS ROCK will I build my church and throne.

The ROCK that everything is built upon, this Rock my friends is called the FOUNDATION.
Like every good house, that can withhold the storms, houses built upon STONES are quite strong.

This is why Jesus turned and said, Peter though you be dead, upon this Rock, which is the Word of God, which is TRUTH and Wisdom, though many have forgotten… Jesus said, upon this ROCK, which is the word, the spririt in us all, OUR LIFE… He said, upon this Rock, I’ll build my church, and so great is it’s worth, that the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.

Now you’ve believed, and recieved that this meant, a simple man named Peter was where it all began. The reason, people ask you, which church do you go to or are you a “Christian?”
A whole religion in fact, remains in tact, upon the simple misunderstanding of this ancient transcription. To believe the Rock was Peter, sure if you want to worship Carnal Flesh Man whatever words are neater, but I assure you these many religions have gone wrong.

He said, upon this ROCK, this rock I will build my church upon. The Rock which is the WORD OF GOD, which is the FOUNDATION. We just forgot, the whole lot, when we began to listen to the chants of religious leaders saying, they are the foundation of this Kingdom, which is within us all.

Let me explain, in a very simple way. Forgive my ryhming it just makes sharing what I learn feel more like play than a labour of love. But after learning what has been churning in my heart since talking with a man named Peterson. I knew I would share it, and I’m ryhming because let’s face it, its fun.

It’s about us having great power, about how our weakness, in us, God has made us strong. You see everything was made by the son, for the son, through son, and the son, ain’t this fun, is you, and me, and everyone.

Wait! Don’t run! I haven’t even begun to help you shun the lies you’ve been sold, or told, that have you believing what Peter was recieving were words that proved if you were apart of a man made church the Gates of Hell you’d never call home.

And you understood this to mean, there was no in between. Become part of the religious church, or things will most surely get worse, look Hell’s gates await. Join the Church, they say, and escape such a fate.

But let me explain and re-arrange the thoughts in your mind. If you have time, don’t worry this will be one of my shorter rhymes.

The purpose of GATES is to KEEP PEOPLE OUT or KEEP THEM IN.
So the power of the Gates is NOT FOUND in their swinging.

But the POWER OF A GATE is found in being LOCKED IN PLACE.
Keeping in or out the entire human race.

You see, for the Gates to prevail they must stay strong.
But gates that can swing open for us, not only will they not prevail, that don’t even belong.

A gates purrpose is to seperate, to keep out, or keep in,
the only way a GATE can prevail is if there is NO OPENING!

But we were given keys, let me explain what they are please.
From science, to nature, to life, to love and strife, from scripture, to moby dick, to the matrix movie for some that’s how this all seems to fit.

It is through parable and allegory that our understanding is found.
We’ve been taught to only listen when punished, and we have believed we shouldn’t be praised for what we’re doing.

We’ve been tricked, and man made religion has kept us all under lock and key.

They have made us twice the son of hell, by saying our salvation isn’t here yet, and submitting to church authority is the only way for any of us to be free.

Such a sad and sorted story, but this story is not for me.

For we are the SON, Humanity, that’s right, everyone.

I could say, if you’ve seen me you’ve seen Christ, isn’t that nice? What would you do if I said I was given his name, I am his body, and now Christ’s mind is acting in my minds stead.

Ah, but that is too much, for such and such, but for those eager beavers, those article, esssay, and awesome book readers, stick around for what I have to say.

The KEYS are the revelation of many mysteries, like the one Jesus said to Peter.
Upon this Rock, I will build my church and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail.

And this revelation will not fail, SO pay close attention because I’m going to reveal,
that for the gates to NOT PREVAIL that would mean ONE CAN ENTER IN heaven or LEAVE this place called HELL.
THE TRUTH IS, we can go in and out, it’s up to us, it’s our choice which mindset we choose to dwell.
We would be hopelessly trapped and locked in if the gates DID PREVAIL, we’d be stuck and to no avail would we find a way out of our ignorance, which I like to call being kept out by the veil.

So you see now, how the revelation of who we are, takes away the bars, that we are limited and doomed to only pain and a tomb. But trust me when I say, even if at the INN there is no room, the Truth of who you are will bloom by first feeding the lowliest of us all.

But I digress, for us to rest, we must learn, that we will NEVER BURN and that we can LEAVE THE HELL of EMOTION we’re trapped in.

We can choosee to create panic, hate or passion.
We can stay locked away, or we can exit or even enter in.
It’s our choice how many times, we visit the place, whose gates, cannot keep us out or in.
Yes, it’s all up to you my friend.

God gave us this WISDOM…. so wait for it, wait for it… I’m almost done.

Believing the worst and getting more. Having no faith, no trust, no love, yet to church every Sunday, for more.
Especially when your Religious Leader, tells you what these keys are keeping you from.
They say there is an eternity of suffering to come for those that don’t believe the way they do,
as opposed to letting you know you have the power to enter ignorance or wisdom, its all up to you.

Upon the rock, which is the foundation, which is the word of God, which is the truth, which is the kingdom of god, which is your life, which is ONLY IN YOU, if for you, so you can stay or go as you please, create or destroy with ease.

Don’t believe me, take a moment and think with me, is your life exactly what you believe it to be?
Do you think that is happening coincidentally?

So today, take control of each of your thoughts. Tend to that garden and decide whether to hide in the trees of your imagination, or to the complete revelation of Jesus Christ to run.

Just remember, the Gates will never prevail. It is our decision, whether to create on earth heaven or to stay chained in the misery of your own personal hell!

Jacob

http://www.jacobIsrael.org

HOSEA AND GOMER!

The story of Hosea is a wonderful allegory of how the sons and daughters of God should be reaching out to everyone trapped in the Religious system called Babylon. Like Hosea, when we first do this the “Gomers” we encounter may not stop their adulterous (idolatry) ways, they may not even want to hear what we have to say. And at first the union may not result in a great blessing. But if we persist, if we continue to show the Love of Christ, and we don’t allow others judgment to stand in our way, then we will see the “Gomer’s” in our lives soften, and they too will begin to understand that God is love. They will see that God is in control, and that this True Gospel (the salvation of all) is the only hope this world, and everyone in it has. So reach out to those, big and small, don’t be scared of what they think or say. God doesn’t give us the sirit of fear so if your scared to do so, than the fear isn’t real or true, because it isn’t from God. MARRY GOMER ALREADY! Because the Kingdom of God is at hand.