NO SIGN BUT JONAH

sign of jonah

NO SIGN BUT JONAH

The Day That Is Upon Us! This was the title of a poem I wrote a few days ago. At that time, Jonah had been on my mind, but I had no clue as to how much further I had to go to truly understand the allegory of it all.

A very big piece of the puzzle came to me when I wrote this poem below.

That Day Is Upon Us

Watch and Pray for the sign of Jonah is on its way.
And for some it has been here for quite sometime.

We have been in the belly of Hell (Our Ego) for three days and soon it will be time to rise.

So the next Pharisee that comes to me, and asks of me, prove it all with the sign.
With this next verse I will remind.

If you can’t see the trouble that had to be, then you haven’t paid attention all the other signs.
And now, none shall be given, but the giving of sight to the blind!

I was in prayer and turned on my Bible App on my phone, and the “verse of the day” popped up. It immediately got my attention, as Jonah had been all I had been thinking about and talking about recently. Unless, you are new to this site, if you have seen anything that I have shared recently I am sure you are well aware of this fact.

The verse was simple:

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. (Matthew 16:1, 3-4 NIV)

In that moment, I understood that the ONLY SIGN THAT WOULD BE GIVEN TO THIS GENERATION is the SIGN OF JONAH!

And what a SIGN IT IS. And the sign is much more than being in the belly of the great fish (mans carnality) and being spit up onto Nineveh’s shore to preach repentance… JONAH WAS THE SIGN!

Many people miss this.

Luke 11:30
For as JONAH WAS A SIGN unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

Let me first explain what the word SIGN means. Here is the actual translation from the Greek. SIGN: a sign, mark, token
that by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others and is known

The SIGN is that the SON OF MAN will be easily distinguished from other. A LIGHT among darkness. An example for others to learn by. There is a wonderful revelation one will find when they read the rest of the verses in Luke, where it clearly states that the people of Nineveh will rise up with this generation and a GREATER THAN JONAH IS HERE.

This my friend is the ONLY SIGN given. Nothing else. AN EXAMPLE of what we all are within, what we all are capable of, and WHO WE ALL ARE TRULY. AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TO EXPECT. And now, as Jesus once said, “is this prophecy fulfilled for you all.”

As I said, I have been talking a lot about Jonah recently. Perhaps it is because lately I believe I can relate to his experience.

Of course, Jonah is a type of Christ. Jonah as you will find out is a type and shadow of each and every one of God’s children today. Also, if you want a MORE IN DEPTH ESSAY simply read my paper “Jonah Revealed” that I shared years ago, which breaks down the entire book, and is quite eye-opening if I do say so myself.

For within the pages of Jonah lies salvation for all. By now, you should know that it is the LIES and CARES of this world that we are saved from. If you aren’t away that salvation has nothing to do with some myth called infinite torture, please do read my in-depth essays on such topics.

So let me get into this.

First some background.

This morning after finding out that South Korea and North Korea thankfully have come to terms so war is no longer imminent (we pray) there was a tug at my heart. I am not ashamed to admit, there was a moment when I truly believed that these two countries were going to start a war. The reason this was significant is recently I had shared a video entitled, “war is coming” where I awkwardly shared my feelings that we would see a very big war in our near future. I had been troubled about this feeling and so when I stumbled across the news about the Koreas hostilities I shared the video. I thought that like the other videos before it, I would see an outward manifestation of what was happening inwardly.

Now this feeling troubled me.

Because I questioned if sharing such a video as warning to people to return to love and peace so there is no war, was in fact a possible declaration of war. I know what I have been sharing lately has been very different from what I have shared in the past, but my desire to serve the God, Spirit, Source, Inspiration, Or Higher Self (whatever name you prefer) supersedes my desire to please all of you.

That means I am on a journey, one that I know is pure. I may make what some would call mistakes along the way, but they all work together for the good.

And so I did not worry about what the naysayers, Pharisees, and just down right mean people would say… I shared what was on my heart. And sadly, after a while the critique of others began to wear on me. But that’s all over now. Because I am not hear to tickle ears. You all don’t need me to tell you what you want to hear, you need to hear the TRUTH. For it is only the TRUTH that will set a person free. And the good news is, ALL WILL SEE…. Because of the SIGN of JONAH.

The truth is, I don’t like critique, I don’t like people tempting me, or condemning me, betraying me, mocking me, etc… but I will not allow that to motivate me… I continue to pray for the TRUTH no matter what the cost, and I continue to yield myself to that SELF SAME SPIRIT of Love within us all.

Let’s be real, if I simply shared what everyone wants to hear, and changed what I shared when all of my peers began to mock me, or condemn me, or openly tell me how wrong I am, then I would be a MAN-PLEASER and if you ask me there are far too many of them today.

Galatians 1:10
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

I will admit I have been torn up about some of the things I have shared lately. I have been in very intense prayer/meditation over it all, for many sleepless nights recently.

You see, I am one who simply wants to do the right thing for the right reasons. And so over the years, I have always followed the voice of Inspiration, so long as that voice was backed up completely by love.

I have always said, “LOVE IS THE LITMUS TEST”. If it isn’t love, it isn’t God.

And I know in my heart, that what I have been sharing was one hundred percent inspired by love, and one hundred percent the will of God. AND NOW I HAVE THE CONFIRMATION OF IT ALL.

I may have questioned it here and there over the last few weeks, but this morning when I arose to the news of the KOREAS reaching an agreement, the revelation hit me square in the jaw and it was wonderful.

You see, I did not want to see another huge war. I hate war. I hate fighting. I hate hate. Even though, I understand wars will come until this world system is done. But after warning people of what might happen, and finding out that it might indeed happen sooner than imagined, I BEGAN TO BELIEVE that this terrible thought could in fact be.

I immediately began sharing links about the tensions building not just in the Koreas, but also the Israeli/Iran/Syria conflict that is on going. In my heart, I feared a huge world war could in fact be near. Of course, just sharing with people these thoughts invites a slew of criticism. And boy did the people lay it on. But now, and I am smiling as I type this, I understand it truly is all working together for my good.

But I digress, when I woke up this morning and read that North Korea and South Korea had indeed come to terms, I almost felt stupid. I even felt upset. Not because I wasn’t happy to see war averted, I was praying it would be. But because I got so much negative feedback for sharing what I did, which I KNEW I WOULD, which is WHY I didn’t really want to share it to begin with, but because of this negative feedback when I saw there was no war, I felt foolish. AND THAT IS WHEN THE REVELATION OF JONAH HIT ME.

Ironically, I had just been studying Jonah, I have mentioned Jonah quite a bit lately as I a fore mentioned. However, never, until this day, had I ever understood why Jonah got upset when God did not do to Nineveh what he told Jonah to warn them he might do.

AND WHAT A GLORIOUS REVELATION THAT WAS! It was like a weight had been lifted from me. In that moment, everything became clear.

NINEVEH WAS SPARED because JONAH finally did what God demanded. Also, because the people repented at his obedience.

Now granted, when we read this story it is confusing as to why Jonah got upset when sudden destruction DIDN’T fall on the wicked land. We understand by reading that Jonah should have been rejoicing that SUDDEN REPENTANCE DID instead!

However, we may have not considered that Jonah, like me, might have felt a bit foolish too. He boldly declared of the devastation that would soon come if the people did not repent. AND THEN WHEN IT DIDN’T COME… he was like….

Jonah 4
2… “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

His reputation, in Jonah’s eyes was ruined. As those who most certainly warned him, “You will lose all credibility if you start talking that way,” and in Jonah’s eyes, he also probably second guessed himself. He probably wondered whether or not he should have shared what he shared at all…

That to me completely resonates with what I have been sharing lately.

I was almost certain the war I had the troubling thought about… the war that I, like Jonah, tried to “stall” (as Jonah did) in telling others about… well I believed it might begin in the Koreas, and then when I got the news that they had come to terms, which I should have immediately rejoiced over, I was like Jonah saying “I KNEW YOU WERE SLOW TO ANGER AND ABOUNDING IN LOVE, A GOD WHO RELENTS FROM SENDING CALAMITY… THIS IS WHY I DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY SHARE THE VIDEO, AND NOW… NOOOOOOW I FIND OUT THAT THERE IS NO WAR? — And that is when, I heard God’s voice… just like Jonah (not literally of course, it was a thought, a beautiful thought).

4 the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

Right then… I KNEW! Of course, I shouldn’t be angry. OF COURSE, I SHOULD REJOICE! How foolish Jonah was, and how foolish I came close to being as well. Jonah was more focused on what didn’t happen, as opposed to being in awe of all that did happen BECAUSE HE SIMPLY OBEYED not caring even if it would cost him his life.

SURE, it took some coaxing, but eventually after he ROSE FROM THE DEATH of that FISH (HIS CARNAL MIND/EGO) HE PREACHED REPENTANCE and BECAME A SIGN FOR NINEVEH… And THIS IS THE SIGN we are beginning to see as well!

In fact, I am the SIGN, just as Jonah, just as you.

You see, before the revelation I am about to share, I was sitting in my bed shaking my head. I began to think, most of what I have shared about the flooding, and the earthquakes, and martial law, well all of that literally began happening almost immediately after sharing it, which is why each day I added a new article to my posts. But this WAR THING, this feeling that there might be a big war. Well, I waited (as Jonah Forestalled) a long time because I DID NOT WANT TO SHARE THAT MESSAGE WITH ANYONE. It was almost like I didn’t believe such a thing was possible either.

HOWEVER, as I have made perfectly clear I am man who wants to do the will of God. I have submitted myself to it all and so when what I though might happen didn’t happen, I like Jonah sulked. As I said, I literally even prayed, “I KNEW you were a GOD who loves, who is patient, so WHY INSPIRE ME TO SHARE THAT?” — But the lesson the Lord placed before me was NOT LOST ON ME.

I should be more focused on the world waking up from it slumber as opposed to waiting for devastating things like natural disasters or war to happen. I know things are changing and I know bigger change is going to come and this is why I have been like Jonah warning people, REPENT for the day is at hand. I simply feel it, I simply believe it, and that is why when I found myself behaving like Jonah I had to pause and refocus my attention on the awakening that will come one way or another.

And so if nothing comes of everything I have shared, even though most has already begun and come to pass, than I will rejoice instead of sulk like Jonah.

I expressed this revelation in a poem I wrote this morning. After reading it, I will indeed share what it is I see clearer now, more than ever before.

The Lord told Jonah to warn the people of the coming destruction that was on its way.
And that if they did not repent there was a great price they would pay.
But this was not a game Jonah wanted to play, because he knew what the people would say.
And so Jonah originally went the other way, saying “You’ll forgive them anyway.”

But after three days in the belly of hell, the message he originally refused to tell,
paved the way so that in the end, for Nineveh, all was well.

No life was lost, no one but Jonah had to pay the cost.

But until now, I never understood how, when Nineveh was spared Jonah could get angry and begin to cry. “God, I knew you would spare them, that is why. I didn’t want to warn them because when you didn’t deliver on your promise people would begin to say that I lie.”
But Jonah did not understand, that through this God had a plan, so that when Jonah warned the land few if any of them would die.

And so it was foolish for Jonah to get upset,
instead he should have rejoiced when God’s wrath was never met,
because in the end it was his obedience that paved the way for sparing all their lives.

You see, BY ONE MAN’S OBEDIENCE the WHOLE OF THE WORLD CAN BE SAVED AND ENLIGHTENED… and THIS MY FRIENDS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN SHARING WHAT I HAVE BEEN SHARING.

Romans 5:19
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

And so keep watch and pray.

I began this article with this scripture…

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. (Matthew 16:1, 3-4 NIV)

I have been tested lately by the Pharisees and Sadducees of out day. Saying PROVE IT, PROVE IT, PROVE IT! And when I offered the “proofs” again and again, I realized there would NEVER BE ENOUGH PROOF. Even if WORLD WAR THREE BEGAN TOMORROW, and God knows that still could be, the fact that I expressed my concern over such and it happening, well that would NEVER BE ENOUGH!

In the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Rich Man begs that one back from the dead be sent to warn his family to not make the same mistakes as him.

LUKE 16
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

This lesson was not lost on me today. And so none of you will get the proof you want. NONE OF YOU will get the SIGN you think you need. BECAUSE NO SIGN will be given but that of JONAH!

And behold a greater than Jonah is already here.

So get ready, Jacob

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It’s Beneath You!



IT’S BENEATH YOU!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world


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

But wait there is more!

John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death


Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Romans 8
24For we are SAVED BY HOPE: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Colossians 1:
26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

REAL RESURRECTION OF CHRIST NOW!


REAL RESURRECTION OF CHRIST NOW

Recently, I, and a group of new friends, have been discussing a very important topic, the resurrection. I posted an essay on this subject awhile ago which laid out many reasons that I believe the resurrection takes place inside of us, and may not necessarily be something that happens after we physically die. Not that I don’t believe in an after life, or that we may in fact return to earth in a new body, as Elijah did, to carry out our purpose if not complete. The truth is no one really know what happens after we die, but there is plenty of evidence out there with Near Death Experiences and the study of brain activity to prove that after we die physically, who we are spiritually lives on.

But today’s paper is not about what happens after we physically die, it is about what is happening in the here and now. I believe the problem with most religions is they are too focused on what happens after you die. What they don’t teach is that experiencing Eternal Life and the Kingdom of God is not a future event but a NOW event.

Luke 17:19-21
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you

So while many religious leaders and religious organizations focus everyone’s attention to what happens after they die, I will focus people to the here and now. Because NOW is where salvation is, it has nothing to do with something you experience after you die.

Luke 19:9
And Jesus said unto him, THIS DAY is salvation come to this house

And what is salvation? Is salvation being set free from something that happens in the future? Or is salvation something that saves you now? Use your head, if you are drowning you don’t need a lifeguard after you drown, you need to be saved in the here and now. And SALVATION is a now event. It is the moment you cross over from the death of your suffering, ignorance, fear, and struggle, into the life of liberty, peace, truth, and hope.

You will find that this is what the resurrection of Christ is, as well. You become a new creature, the old you was dead (ignorant) and the new you is born again (resurrected)…. This essay will show you how that is possible.

Now I will not condemn anyone as ignorant if they say there IS a literal flesh and bone resurrection. You never know, the ways of God are beyond us all. But once again, I am not focused on the future which is not here or even real, I am focused on the here and now, which is all we have. And so is God…

However, regardless of whether you believe in a literal physical bodily resurrection from the literal grave there is still much that can be spiritually learned from this essay. And if you understand that the TOMB is mankind’s ignorant soul, that Christ (The power and wisdom of God) rises out of than, yes indeed this essay is for you as well.

Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

So regardless of what your particular belief is you will benefit from this essay. Personally I am moving past the old teaching of resurrection unto perfection (the whole truth and wholeness of God) – This is my desire, to know the truth no matter what the cost. I pray it is the same for you.

Hebrews 6
1 Therefore LEAVING the principles of the doctrine of Christ, LET US GO UNTO PERFECTION; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD…

We do find clearly spelled out in scripture that FLESH can never inherit the Kingdom of God, so I question why so many believe there will be a physical flesh resurrection after literal death. With that being stated, if you’re still with me, we’re about to move on to some insight that I hope will open your eyes wide and get you saying, “Wow, I never saw that before!”… Then again you may not say that at all, but I ask only that you read with an open heart, and if you really want to know the truth I know you will one day KNOW the Truth/Word/Christ.

First of all, I am neither better or worse for stating there is no literal resurrection (the way it is taught in churches I mean). For, if there is a literal physical resurrection like something out of the movies than good, and if not, well then… good. I cannot prove either and neither can anyone of you. It all boils down to what we’ve been taught or what we have been allowed to see and believe. Seeing as I cannot prove there is not, and neither can anyone prove there is a literal flesh and bone resurrection I will instead make a strong statement of my faith using the scriptures. I will say that the RESURRECTION of CHRIST takes place WITHIN US and while many are CRAVING THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS to return again alive and well, I understand that Christ is resurrected in HIS BODY, but that HIS BODY IS ALL OF US. We are the hosts, the lord of Hosts is revealed in. Our life is Christ, Our life is hid in Christ. Christ IN US is the Hope of Glory, not Christ outside of us coming again in the future. Christ is not returning, for…

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I (CHRIST) will NEVER LEAVE YOU, nor forsake thee

Since, Christ (The power and wisdom of God) NEVER LEFT, that means it is still within us.

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 INSIDE you, the hope of glory

Notice, this is a MYSTERY, scripture goes on to explain that it has been HIDDEN. After all it is the Glory of God to hide a thing!

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing

And Christ comes (which literally means REVEALED) in the Glory of God. In other words, the Truth of who we are in Christ is revealed in our understanding of this great mystery. WHICH believe it or not is the mystery of who we really are.

I believe it is more important for us to consider what this resurrection means in the here and now. What does any doctrine benefit me, if it is a future thing. Christ said, I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, will live! I hope you understand literal physical dead people cannot believe anything, because THEY ARE PHYSICALLY, LITERALLY DEAD… I hope you can see the allegorical DEATH Jesus was talking about is mankind’s ignorance, or being ruled by their carnal mind.!

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

It’s simple really, for many life is more like death than living at all. For many their days are filled with misery and no hope at all. When trouble comes they think the worst and believe “well that’s just my life”.

Everyone that is not LIFE that is DEATH. Life is understanding who you are, that all things (even the bad) work together for the good. LIFE is following the desires of your heart, loving others, and knowing love yourself. LIFE doesn’t mean you’ll always be happy, but it does mean you understand that there is a reason for all things and that all things are meant for our learning and our enlightenment.

So DEATH, in scripture is not explaining the literal physical decay of the body, where the LIGHT (Life force) of that body has fled and only a dead shell remains. NO! The Death scripture explains is very clear, it is being ignorant to the truth of God and who you are. But there is hope for those who are living a life of Death. The Dead will RISE as scripture promises. The way for this to happen is when you are enlightened to the TRUTH/WORD of GOD, and the Power and Wisdom of God (which is Christ) is active in your thinking and evident in your life. The Dead RISE, when the Ignorant to BELIEVE the TRUTH OF GOD and become spiritual minded.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE and peace.

Now I understand, a lot of you are waiting for JESUS to return in his LITERAL BODY. To which I say, you need to fully understand just who JESUS CHRIST’S BODY IS. YES, Christ will be resurrected in His literal Body… which is ALL OF HUMANITY.

“Know you not that YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST” 

Oh I know, some will say, “How can that be, there is only ONE JESUS… and that is not ALLEGORICAL but LITERAL.” I in no way am saying that there was no Jesus of Nazareth. Not at all. In fact without his example, and the gospels we would not be able to discern who we are. His life was a pattern of our life. he clearly said, if you do not take up the cross and follow in the same steps you are none of his. the scripture go so far as to say, AS JESUS IS SO ARE WE.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS SO ARE WE in this world.

Jesus said he is the Light of the World, and told his disciples WE TOO ARE THE LIGHTS of the World.

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid

Now this many people aren’t ready to handle. But it doesn’t make it any less true.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are WE the SONS(offspring) 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

At the moment it may not appear that we are who we are in Christ. But when THIS GREAT TRUTH, this GOSPEL is revealed to us, this LIFE IS RESURRECTED in us, then WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM. Because AS JESUS CHRIST IS SO ARE WE.

Pay attention to this next verse. Right now we are as sheep following a Shepherd, but look WHO WE BECOME when we enter into this understanding.

John 10
1Verily, 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. 2But he that entereth in by the door IS THE SHEPHERD of the sheep.

Now here is the reason that we must all come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH. Because in fact we are all ONE IN CHRIST.

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

We are ALL ONE BODY! This is why a majority of scripture teaches to do unto others as you want done to yourself. In fact, when you hurt others you are indeed hurting yourself. When you love and lift up others you are loving and lifting yourself up. Notice how scripture states, Love others as you love YOURSELF.

Romans 13:9
YOU shall love your neighbour as YOURSELF.

The entire law rests on these two things, Loving God, Loving Others. And the others you love are to be loved as yourself, for you are ONE WITH THEM!

According to scripture God only has one SON (child of God) – ADAM & CHRIST, the 1st child and the last child. But ONLY ONE begotten SON of God.

Adam, which literally means MANKIND, is the first NATURE OF MAN (Ignorant) and the second ADAM (Mankind) is RISEN, ENLIGHTENED…. So even though you see many, many people, we, the MANY make up the ONE SON (CHILD OF GOD)

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

Should the hand say to the foot, you’re not Christ. Should Bob say to Bertha, you’re not Christ? I think not… Although, not all have CHRIST RISEN (revealed) in them… HOWEVER, CHRIST is in all.

Meaning most are still DEAD IN ADAM (ignorant of who they are, which is of course God’s child) but when you BELIEVE THE TRUTH you will LIVE (Be resurrected in Christ, as Christ) — too much for some to comprehend, I understand. But think about it, we are given the NAME OF CHRIST, THE MIND OF CHRIST, AND WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST… who truly are we?

The instant we ate of that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. The POWER AND WISDOM of God was buried underneath the lies of who began to believe ourself to be. Then we put God outside of us far away from us and we DIED (Became Ignorant).

Look, the Hope of Glory is not Christ outside of me returning soon. The Hope of Glory is CHRIST IN ME. It does not say the Hope of Glory is for Christ to resurrect in a separate literal flesh body outside of our own. In fact, before Jesus died he told everyone where he was going and where he, and we, would be.

John 14
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Now many will say THE FATHERS HOUSE is some place far away, a place called Heaven, where Jesus (the great carpenter that he is, will be building us a mansion of gold) — However, people the FATHERS HOUSE is not outside of us, in fact, WE ARE THE FATHERS HOUSE. The Temple of God – US!

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

This is an allegory. Jesus, had to go before his followers made him God himself. And today that is exactly what a majority of Christians have done. Made Jesus separate from us, and called him God, instead of seeing Jesus as a brother.

Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

This false belief takes the focus of God and finding the truth of who we are in God. Jesus always put the focus on the Father, and he also said we would do greater things than he, “Greater things than these we shall do”, that as he is a Light in this world, we are the Lights of this world, that as John put it “As Christ is, so are we in this world”. Jesus understood that we were no different from him, he was just the First born among the DEAD (Ignorant), the First Born among many brethren… – which means people, we are all ONE IN GOD. Which was the very nature of Jesus’s prayer in the Gospel of John.

John 17:11
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

The prayer basically means, God let them understand that WE ARE THE SAME!

There is NO DIVISION in ONE. Meaning we are ALL ONE, all the SAME, all united. Think about how much better the world would be if we saw each other as a part of ourselves. If we knew what we did to them, we do to ourselves. This is a great mystery, because so many people are selfish and think they are separate from others, when in fact, as Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.” – Meaning what you do to others, will most surely be done to you, because we are all ONE.

In truth, Hosea puts the 3rd day resurrection wonderfully and it paints a clearer picture of how this truly speaks of all of us.

Hosea 6
1 Come, let US RETURN to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. 2 After two days he will revive US; on the THIRD DAY he will restore US, that WE may live in his presence.

The resurrection spoken here is about restoring ALL OF US to the Power and Wisdom of God (Christ), after being stricken by the darkness of our vain imagination. It is all about RETURNING TO GOD (Truth).

But, I will answer, in a nutshell, why I am not worried, or concerned, that I do not hold onto a belief that “Literal Decaying Bodies or skeletons in the ground” will rise again in the judgment. And why I am only concerned with our RISING from the DEATH of our ignorance, as judgment begins at the house of the Lord. (ME and YOU). And if judgment begins IN US then that means God is going to destroy everything IN US that is not IN HIM (GOD/TRUTH/SPIRIT) until CHRIST is formed in us, as Paul said. Every false belief (portrayed as goats, tares, etc in scripture) will be destroyed, burned away (spiritually), when Christ is RESURRECTED IN US.

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

Look at a very similar passage in Revelation.

Revelation 12:2
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Just who do you think that WOMAN is… The WOMAN is our SOUL, who is going to deliver CHRIST. So the WORD will be RESURRECTED in our FLESH.

I spent a good deal of my life in carnal practices and principles. There was a time that I believed I had to baptize my son thanks to Catholic guilt. But I wised up and did not do the same for my daughter Shiloh, who according to the Catholic church is damned until she does so. Ah, the foolishness of vain traditions built on fear and shame.

Carnal mankind has made a god in their image. A god they can control. A god they can give birth to every year, persecute and crucify every year, and raise again every year. This is what many are celebrating today. The resurrection of Jesus, which takes all of the focus off the TRUE RESURRECTION that is to take place within us all. They look OUTSIDE OF THEMSELVES and WAIT. When God looks WITHIN and MADE CLEAR through Jesus RESURRECTION IS IN THE HERE AND NOW! So please tell me why everyone is looking to the sky and waiting and not wanting the kingdom to come (be revealed) on earth (in our waking life) as in heaven (the true spirit life/God’s ways and wisdom)

Ephesians 3:10
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God

But now, I am moving unto perfection and I challenge you all to at least question and possibly do the same. Even though I understand “Each Man in His Order”.

Look, like Paul, there was a time that I, too, knew Jesus after the FLESH (My carnal mind) but No longer. Now I find it hard to know anyone, or anything, after the Flesh. In fact, if you’ve read my articles enough times it should be pretty clear I’m all about the “spirit” of a thing. I look for the “spirit” of what the scriptures teach, and I leave the literal (letter) because it doesn’t profit me, or anyone, at all.

In the discussion I mentioned earlier a new friend raised an important point. “What about those that witnessed Jesus placed in the Tomb, and witnessed his disappearance and ascension, etc.”

This point is the genesis of this essay and deals specifically with what was “quickened” to me about this event. Quick note of that, look again at what I wrote, “what was QUICKENED to me”. You when reading this had no problem understanding I meant, what was revealed to me, what was made clear to me. Yet, there are many people who will say a “Quickening” spirit is a spirit that will re-animated a literally physically dead body. As opposed to understanding it is all about QUICKENING (giving understanding and wisdom which is a tree of life to one who had previously been ignorant.)

1 Corinthians 15
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Our first nature is all about our five senses, it’s all about the temporal, sensual world. The first man, in other words, is NATURAL. (Get it?) Our second nature (after the truth has been RISEN within us) was made a quickening spirit. In other words, we don’t look to the nature, literal letter of things, we see to the SPIRIT of things. We don’t say the parable is literal, we say, “this is what the parable is teaching us.”

But I digress, I am going to attempt to show you that the events after Jesus’ death, where Joseph and Nicodemus begged for the dead body of Jesus from Pilate and buried him is ACTUALLY a picture of carnal Christians who CRAVE that DEAD JESUS (who they continue to worship today as a Dead Man from two thousand years ago). You find an image of that Dead Man hanging from crosses in Churches, in paintings, in movies, on tv, on tee-shirts, jewelry, etc… And then many go so far as to say that Dead Man Jesus is God. Knowing full well, Jesus never taught this, and that the scriptures are pretty clear we are not to place an image to what God looks like at all. He shouldn’t be likened to anything in the sea, in the air, in the earth, beneath the earth, and most definitely not in the IMAGE OF CORRUPTIBLE NATURAL MAN!

Romans 1:23
And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man

You see God is not Man, God is the SPIRIT WITHIN MAN! God was IN JESUS, God is in CHRIST reconciling the world to himself.

2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself

You see, most today ignorantly worship a Dead Flesh Man from 2000 years ago, as opposed to worshipping the LIFE GIVING SPIRIT that is the SON OF GOD, which is the WORD OF GOD, which is the LIGHT OF ALL MANKIND, which we ALL HAVE OUR LIFE HID IN (Christ). This WORD is what LIVES and is RESURRECTS WITHIN US and BECOMES US and we BECOME HIM.

John 17:22
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one

This is like me praying, God please let them understand what I understand that we are one, so that they can understand that they are one, that we are all ONE! You in me, I in them, etc, etc. ONE! Please tell me how this leaves room for a resurrection outside of us, separate from us?

No, Christ is FORMED/BIRTHED in us. Christ is revealed in us! Christ is resurrected IN US!

“Until Christ be formed IN you.”

But the many that call themselves Christians today, are just like Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus. They don’t want CHRIST resurrected WITHIN THEM! They want the DEAD JESUS MAN. And so they take this belief and tuck it away in their Tomb (hearts/soul/ignorant understanding) and of course when people come looking for the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE it is nowhere to be found. Because you can’t find the LIVING (enlightened) among the DEAD (carnal/ignorant).

 John 19
38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.  40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

Here we see the picture of two men, Joseph and Nicodemus. Let’s first look at Joseph of Arimathaea.

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHAEA

1) Joseph was a disciple in SECRET – He was ashamed of knowing the living Jesus. — And we know how that goes over with Christ.

“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed”

2) Joseph was STILL WAITING for the Kingdom of God to come.

“He was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself WAITED for the kingdom of God.” Luke 23

I guess Joseph missed Jesus’ lesson that the KINGDOM of GOD is here now and WITHIN. Perhaps that is why he was still waiting.

Now onto Nicodemus.

NICODEMUS

1) Nicodemus was also ashamed of the TRUTH (Jesus) this is why he came to Jesus at NIGHT. A symbol of seeing Jesus in the DARK (carnally)

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  The same came to Jesus by NIGHT” John 3

2) Nicodemus was ignorant of the truth, much like Joseph of A.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?  

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

Both Joseph and Nicodemus were ignorant and ashamed of Christ. But BOTH CRAVED THAT DEAD BODY of JESUS. Isn’t this what so many so-called Christians are doing today. Aren’t they waiting for that Dead Jesus to return. Isn’t that REALLY what the Easter celebration is all about. One day every year getting together to celebrate something that happened in the past (whether literal or allegorical) it is obvious this was something that happened in the past. And Mankind re-peat the past again and again. Yet, we are clearly instructed to FORGET ABOUT THE PAST and MOVE UNTO PERFECTION.

Philippians 3:13
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are BEHIND, and reaching forth unto those things which are before

Paul said, he FORGOT what happened in the past and reached for what was to come. Why do most people today continue to live in the past. Why does mankind continue to look back and wait for the future, instead of looking within in the here and now? The reason is, “they know not what they do.”

So in their ignorance, ignorant mankind does what Joseph of A and Nicodemus did. They dress up dead Jesus, by wearing dead Jesus jewelry, talking about how Jesus died, acting it out and getting everyone to put their faith in past events instead of NOW. It’s a faith based on Death (THAT WHICH NO LONGER EXISTS/LIVES). Yes, carnal/ignorant mankind also CRAVES THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS…

They just can’t wrap their minds around the truth of the resurrection which is unto LIFE IN THEM. But the DEATH of someone in the past, and that dead man’s resurrection they say is literally true. And so instead of reaching for Christ within, they keep looking behind and say he is coming again.

Like many today, Joseph, and Nicodemus, didn’t have a clue about the things of God. If they did, they probably would not have been so concerned about “preserving” and “storing” the DEAD BODY of Jesus after following a bunch of vain religious burial rites and traditions. However, many today elevate these men as faithful disciples. They talk about how AWESOME NICK AT NIGHT AND JOSEPH A are, for taking that Dead Body of Jesus and parading it around, wrapping it all nice with sugar and spice and burying that dead body away in their new tomb. But people, they didn’t know the first thing about the truth. They wouldn’t be seen in public with the LIVING CHRIST, but the DEAD JESUS they were all about. That should say something.

Just like I will say, look we are all ONE WITH CHRIST, CHRIST’S LIFE IS OUR LIFE, CHRIST IS YOU AND I when that Daystar is risen in our heart(understanding)… people don’t want to have a part of this LIFE! No, they only want the version where Jesus is dead and gone and coming again. Just like Nick at Night and Joseph A.

These two ignorant men followed the ritual LAW for burial. Something that they would NOT DO had they the slightest understanding of CHRIST WITHIN. In Fact, I don’t think they would have paid much attention to the Dead Flesh Body of Jesus at all, if they knew the truth.

But, Joseph and Nicodemus are like many today that focus on the OUTWARD MAN which perishes, and ignore of the inward man, that is renewed. They worship the Creature, as opposed to the CREATOR. Which NO MAN can literally see!

“No one has seen the Father at any time” “God is spirit and truth”

Now a side note about what Jesus said we will be like in the Resurrection, for those who are waiting for us to rise again as immortal flesh bodies that we have right now.

29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do ERR, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the RESURRECTION they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are AS THE MESSENGERS of God in heaven.”

In the Resurrection we are AS THE ANGELS (MESSENGERS OF GOD’S TRUTH), not as we are now (SELFISH CARNAL SOULS)… When we are RESURRECTED we are as God’s messengers, as Sons and Daughters of the most high! (United in God’s spirit) 

So, now that we have a clearer picture of Joseph and Nicodemus. We see that they were two ignorant, howbeit well-meaning, good men, who CRAVED the LITERAL DEAD BODY of Jesus, and then followed the DEAD LAW and BURIED their DEAD JESUS in a TOMB for the DEAD.

Had they paid attention in the “Living” Jesus school, they would not have done such a thing.

Matthew 8:22
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Joseph and Nicodemus must have missed that day. Since they were BURYING DEAD JESUS. And as I mentioned earlier many today are the same. On Easter many are acting out the death and resurrection of that man who died two thousand years ago, never once understanding that Christ and they are in fact one.

There are carnal people who will wrap, bury, and protect that DEAD JESUS, they crave that DEAD BODY (The flesh man) and yet, they will NEVER admit that CHRIST Resurrects IN THEM. Like Nicodemus and Joseph they are ashamed of the LIVING CHRIST. Because this wisdom has not yet been quickened to them. But one day it will, each man in his order. They see themselves separate from Christ, not realizing it is impossible to be separate from Christ, as everything has its existence in the Power and Wisdom of God’s Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:39
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Look we can NEVER be separate from CHRIST (which is God’s word/truth/wisdom/spirit/son). We can only be DEAD (ignorant) to the TRUTH of that.

Now, I want to tell all of you what and who CHRIST is. We know many say, it means annointed ONE. But really, what does CHRIST MEAN, and what does CHRIST DO, and why Christ? Well check out what scripture says, Christ is made to become for us!

1 Corinthians 1:30
But OF him are YOU -IN- Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Re-read that people. The WORD OF GOD is TRUTH, a LAMP to our FEET, LIFE. And Christ is MADE to become for us, WISDOM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION. Christ is TRUE LIFE. And we are OF HIM meaning our very essence is GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT revealed in CHRIST. But no one seems to want this, they want and crave that DEAD BODY OF JESUS.

The Natural man cares only about Natural things. So it makes sense that so many are waiting for a literal natural appearance of Jesus Christ. But the Spiritual Man, which is our SECOND NATURE, knows nothing naturally, waits for nothing, and looks for nothing, for everything is WITHIN!

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more SURE WORD of prophecy; whereunto YOU DO WELL THAT YOU LISTEN, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEART.

Notice, it doesn’t say, the DAYSTAR coming again from a far off distant place. This SURE WORD OF PROPHECY speaks ONLY OF Christ RISING IN YOUR HEART to become Wisdom, understanding, righteousness, redemption, sanctification. CHRIST ONLY RESURRECTS IN YOU PEOPLE!

Few will believe Peter’s “SURE WORD” of prophesy. Because they have been taught since they were children, the same error they continue to teach today to their children. And if you dare say a word otherwise, you will be threatened, attacked, torn down, because the Darkness (Ignorant) hate the Light. (Truth)

“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:”

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”

It’s all about the OUTSIDE with those stuck in Adam (The natural carnal man). They worship the Flesh, which is why they condemn and attack, as these are fruits of Carnality. To the carnal religious it’s all about the Flesh. They are right in their own carnality and pride and the rest who believe differently (In “their” eyes will burn for all of eternity)

Now, does that sound like they worship a God of Love? A God, who teaches humility, long-suffering, patience? A Teacher is to be apt in these areas, not quick to judge and condemn. Christ did NOT come (rise/revealed) into the world to CONDEMN it but to SAVE it. And when Christ RISES in each of us, we too will be saved! Saved from our own ignorance, not some future torture.

Today on Easter, many may dress up their DEAD BELIEFS and do all they can to make their false beliefs look, and smell good. They want to “PRESERVE” their error and hold unto it forever. No matter how you slice it, the Jesus they are working so hard to “PRESERVE” is DEAD. Then, like the ignorant and ashamed Joseph and Nicodemus, MANY want to make sure their TOMB is sealed so they can KEEP THAT DEAD JESUS safe, so no one will take what they now own away. And they do this by ROLLING A GREAT STONE in front of the TOMB.

And what does this stone represent? Their works, beliefs and laws!

Consider, how the STONE needs to be rolled away to water he sheep. The STONE needs to be thrown to kill the Giant. The STONE is used to KILL and PUNISH. The STONES are what the LAW is written on to begin with. Joseph, and Nicodemus are pictures of those who worship a DEAD JESUS and keep that DEAD JESUS tucked away and covered by their works of the law, which is all death.

How do I know this? Well, what did the ANGEL say when everyone was looking in a TOMB (Carnal soul) for the RISEN CHRIST? Mind you they were NOT looking for the dead Christ at this point but the RISEN CHRIST and they could not find Christ there… and what did the ANGEL SAY?

“Why seek you the living among the dead?”

You cannot FIND THE TRUTH in DEAD BELIEFS or CARNAL UNDERSTANDING. You will NEVER find the TRUTH if you continue to look for DEAD FLESH to be raised. No matter how many Easter services you attend.

The good news is even this GREAT STONE (works, carnal beliefs, laws and traditions) will be rolled away when the TRUTH descends from a higher place of understanding and is revealed to us. And it will shake our beliefs and traditions to the very core, breaking apart every foundational belief we once put our faith in.

Matthew 28:
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

And when that day comes, we will know Christ as we are known by Christ!

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

News flash people, when you know as you are known, YOU KNOW YOUR TRUE SELF!

Colossians 3:
4 When Christ, who is OUR LIFE, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

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