Born Of Water And Spirit

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Born Of Water And Spirit

When Nicodemus came to Jesus at NIGHT he simply could not grasp what it was Jesus was saying. Although, what Jesus was trying to convey about “being born again” was quite simple. And for those who have “eyes to see” quite beautiful. Here is the passage below to bring you up to speed about what it is I am going to reveal today.

John 3
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Now, I have written about this before. And yet, I feel as though a short entry may add some much-needed light to this topic. Because most people today really have no idea what “being born again” means. Most believe it is what happens after you say the magic words “I accept Jesus Christ to be my lord and Savior” … oh, if it were that simple. Sadly, it takes a bit more than the recitation of these simply words to be “born again”. And so, I will once again try to explain this to you.

The scriptures, as you may or may not know, are very symbolic. They are filled with allegory. Jesus, himself, was said to only speak in parable to those without understanding. And so, for ten years I have been sharing the keys to unlocking the rich treasure found within this great book. I pray these words I am sharing will be inspired and that they will help you go farther in your walk. I pray these words will be LIFE to you.

Let me break the above verses down.

A man named Nicodemus, which ironically translates into “conqueror”, there is a REASON for that. A Name MEANS “A NATURE”. A CONQUEROR is one that overcomes another by force. And we know the “Kingdom” (right thinking, peace, joy) cannot be TAKEN by FORCE.

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

He was A RULER of the JEWS. (We also know that the greatest is not one who rules but who serves)

Here we have the picture of a RELIGIOUS LEADER who came to JESUS AT NIGHT.

The same came to Jesus by NIGHT, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

This is symbolic of not only being afraid of what others thought, but also symbolic of coming to learn something in total ignorance.

People STUMBLE in the Dark. They cannot completely SEE/comprehend the depth and breadth of their “surroundings” in darkness/ignorance.

Night is obviously symbolic of IGNORANCE/DARKNESS.

And so, it was a dead giveaway that Nicodemus would not be able to grasp the LIGHT of what Jesus shared because he came to Jesus by NIGHT. Which is why he immediately responded by saying, ” Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

He knew that Nicodemus was not going to learn a thing this night (while ignorant). He knew that UNLESS the old religious/carnal/egotistical Nicodemus identity died allowing the child of God within to take over, the truth had no place in him.

This is what it means to be Born Again you see. To DIE of who you thought you were and to be BORN from within in the TRUTH of who you TRULY ARE.

Those of the “night” don’t understand this.

Jesus however did… He was/is NOT A CHILD OF THE NIGHT… and nor are we.

Therefore let us not SLEEP (REMAIN IGNORANT) as they do.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Nicodemus tells Jesus, “we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

Jesus responds… “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Let’s visit that for a moment.

If Nicodemus REALLY knew Jesus was a teacher come from God, he would not have been afraid to visit during the day. He didn’t know and Jesus understood that. I find myself speaking to pastors and bishops much the same way. I meet them where they are at. When they tell me they cannot be offended… I understand that they can, and will be offended, because they, like Nicodemus aren’t ready for the truth that will set them free.

You see, even if Nicodemus really thought Jesus had the answers it would not matter. There was NO WAY Nicodemus could understand what Jesus was about to share UNLESS HE HIMSELF had been quickened to it. Jesus understood this, as I do, and as many of you reading this right now understand.

A person cannot except the TRUTH of who they are, until they are BORN AGAIN.

Now many today focus on the outward man and the works of the flesh. It is all about this physical world. A coming Savior, A literal kingdom, A real heaven and scary terrible infinite place called hell. Nicodemus was no different.

Those that are BORN OF THE FLESH are FLESH. This is why Nicodemus said… “How can a person be born again? Can they enter their Mother’s Womb a second time?” — You see, Nicodemus, like many today, is focused on the temporal (the physical, the sensual) and NOT THE ETERNAL. And those that focus on such and put their faith in such, CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD(Right thinking, Peace, Joy, Power).

1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

And so when Nicodemus replied, “How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”

Jesus’ answer was simple… “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

Before I explain this last part, I want to bring your attention to what is on the line here. “The KINGDOM OF GOD”. This is what it is all about people. ENTERING INTO THIS KINGDOM. Now many are waiting for it to return, and many others believe you only get there after death, but if truth be told the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is not some far away place… (that should be obvious if you are subscribed to this site)

Luke 17
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.

The Kingdom of GOD is WITHIN YOU. LITERALLY. It is WITHIN the IDEA OF WHO YOU ARE. It is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY.

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

The KINGDOM (which literally translates into “REIGN or RULE”) of God… the RULE OF GOD (LOVE) is RIGHT THINKING, PEACE, AND JOY in the HOLY GHOST (spirit of life that cannot be seen but can be felt, much like the wind)

I would also like to point out that the MEAT AND DRINK that the Kingdom/Rule of God is NOT is… FLESH AND BLOOD.

John 6:55
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

It is ALL ABOUT entering the KINGDOM (RULE) OF GOD. Which is another way of saying, ENTERING INTO GOD’S REST. No longer kicking against the pricks of life that are meant to get us back on the RIGHT/TRUE path. No longer operating in a world of illusion but aligning ourselves with our TRUE IDENTITY, that of God’s only begotten child. FLESH AND BLOOD can never inherit this. A LIE can never become the TRUTH. Temporary can never become INFINITE. Who we have believed ourselves to be can never enter into the REALITY OF WHO WE REALLY ARE IN CHRIST (power and wisdom of God-1 Cor 1:24).

Jesus understood this, Nicodemus did not. Like most today, Nicodemus believed it is all about the Flesh. Nicodemus did not know that THE DEAD (IGNORANT) cannot also be the LIVING. For to be carnally minded IS DEATH. And it is impossible for the DEAD (IGNORANT) to know GOD (the truth, love, spirit, creator of all that is and is not yet)

But brothers and sisters, WE ARE NOT NICODEMUS. We are not like those who draw back into perdition.

Hebrews 10:39
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

We are moving forward unto salvation. WHICH IS A NOW EVENT! And we are saved from the LIES we have believed. This is why we are told THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. And that is why I am sharing this today.

Because as you know now… the FLESH (FALSE IDENTITY) profits nothing. THE WORDS I SPEAK HOWEVER… THEY ARE LIFE 🙂 It is the SPIRIT that quickens (makes alive again)

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.

Now, this one verse is a KEY STONE. For it will make everything Jesus shared to Nicodemus CLEAR.

Nicodemus was focus on the LITERAL. (flesh and blood)

Jesus was focused on the SPIRITUAL.

The TWO are like oil and water — they don’t mix.

Romans 8:5
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

This is why Jesus said…. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” he knew, as I know, that people like Nicodemus simply aren’t READY to hear the truth. And if they CANNOT HEAR the TRUTH they cannot be BORN OF THE TRUTH. And if they cannot be BORN OF THE TRUTH they can never ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD… Because GOD IS TRUTH!

So Marvel not… Don’t be shocked or surprised… that Jesus said, You MUST be Born again to enter the Kingdom of God… the wind blows where it wants, you hear the sounds of it but you DON’T know where it came from or where it is going… the same is true for everyone who is born of the SPIRIT…. You hear the sound they make, but you don’t know where they came from, or where they are going!

Did you catch that everyone…

This is why Jesus meant when speaking to Nicodemus… Just as a person cannot understand the origins and destinations of the wind, UNTIL they are BORN AGAIN they CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOU!

This is why it is so important not to try to convert people… You will only end up getting people upset. You must share the light to those who can SEE the light, and to those who cannot… ALL THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLE.

BECAUSE FLESH CANNOT GIVE BIRTH TO SPIRIT… Your self effort will NEVER change someone. But your LOVE WILL.

And so now the parable is revealed…

When Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” He was speaking of HIS WORDS!

The WATER we must be BORN OF… is the TEACHING OF TRUTH. The greatest of all prayers, “Lord, teach me the truth no matter what the cost,” will afford you that LIVING WATER (WISDOM) within. And the best way to learn is by EXPERIENCE (the things we suffer)

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And these WATERS, which become life, which are also know as the WASHING of the WORD (TRUTH)… Can be a lifetime of adversity in the making.

Because through much tribulation we enter the KINGDOM OF GOD. Marvel not, that is say this 😉

To be BORN OF WATER is to be broken and set free from the death of lies. And we are stubborn, which is why we are baptized in these waters throughout our lives… The WATERS of affliction become LIFE to us, you see.

Isaiah 30:20
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the WATER of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

Our hard times are there for a reason. And the VOICE OF GOD (TRUTH) IS ALWAYS UPON THE WATERS OF OUR HARD TIMES… so listen and you will learn next time you enter into adversity.

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters

Marvel not, that I say you MUST BE BORN OF WATER as well as SPIRIT… Without the suffering of the oyster there would be no pearl.

And THIS is why we are told to REJOICE when hard times come.

James 1
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

1 Peter 4
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

The word TORMENT that we read of many times in scripture, actually means TO TEST and TO TRY. It is not about punishment people. Our hardships and our trials are there to DIRECT US BACK.

There is MUCH TO LEARN when we “BURN” with the FIRE of suffering. Our anger, shame, fear, jealousy, all of which are lies cause us to suffer. And suffer we will so long as we EXIST in a plain of illusion. And yet, our suffering is also our salvation. For it drives us to freedom when we recognize it.

The disciples understood this…

1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

What DESTROYS the FLESH gives BIRTH to the SPIRIT OF TRUTH.

Jesus said, MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE TRUTH… And ONLY SPIRIT gives birth to SPIRIT.

This means, as a flesh body can reproduce other flesh bodies… so can a SIMPLE SPOKEN WORD OF TRUTH REPRODUCE THE TRUTH IN OTHERS!

Our hard times (water) and the spoken truth (spirit) bring us all to the promise land.

Salvation has never been about simply regurgitating some magic words and doing what religious men or women tell you to do. Salvation is understanding that EVERYTHING IS WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD and that who we have believed ourselves to be is the ENEMY of who we truly are. And a life time of brainwashing does not easily fade away.

As the apostle Paul woke up to the understanding that all of his works were foolish, and that it is a foolish thing to continually kick against the pricks of life (Acts 9:5), so too will you wake up and realize that YOUR HARD TIMES are not a CURSE they are the very thing helping to give you BIRTH!

I pray all of you understand this. I hope you all seek more for you will find more. I long for the day when we all can say, I Have Entered Into That Rest! And I pray the waters of life and these words (spirit of life) help you all to be born once again.

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A World Of Illusion

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LOSE YOUR LIFE TO SAVE IT

Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For 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?

So what does it mean to save your life or to lose your life? Some have taught it means we must give up everything, home, clothes, life, fun, etc. etc. and live only for God. Others have said, we die to our ego and desires and seek only the things of God. And yes, even more have taught that we stop receiving and we live a life of giving.

Now all of these are all well and good, but what really do these scriptures mean? What is the great advice Jesus is giving us here? You see scripture is good for our instruction, and in it, is hidden the very KEY to living a fulfilled life and overcoming this world in Christ (the power and wisdom of God). For that is what CHRIST is…

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST the POWER of GOD, and the WISDOM of God.

And the scriptures tells us the only way to find TRUE LIFE is in CHRIST.

Colossians 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Our LIFE is hid with CHRIST (the power and wisdom of God) IN GOD… So our life is IN GOD, and the power and wisdom that comes with knowing this… What it means to be dead would be the opposite of life, if life is in the power and wisdom of God, then death would be the opposite. Death would be ignorance. In fact, that is what death is… it is to be carnally minded.

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

To be focused on CARNAL things, temporal things, worldly things is IGNORANCE… Which equals spiritual death. Meaning when we are focused on things that don’t truly matter, instead of the TRUTH that does, we are not living our life, we are existing in darkness.

The world we live can almost be looked upon as an illusion. The world outside of us is TEMPORAL, SENSUAL, meaning it is not INFINITE, it will dissolve away. And the only way we know and experience this world is by our five senses. (sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing) There in lies the trap.

We focus so much of our attention on the cares of this world, which are the very THORNS that strangle the life within us. We worry so much about the cares of this world, the bills, the thrills, the lies, the ties, the ups, the downs, the smiles, the frowns, that we have been tricked into being it’s prisoner. These THORNS which were placed on JESUS’ head, are the same thorns thrust into ours. (Our Thinking)

Luke 8:14
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

There is not peace or hope in the sensual world. We are IN THE WORLD but we are NOT OF THE WORLD. Which is why this world will never bring us joy. Our joy must be found in LOVE and LIFE, in Christ (the power and wisdom of God)… but as long as we are IN THE WORD (which is the lusts of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life) we are meant to be LIGHTS OF IT!

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world

And we must find a way to let that light shine, we must find a way to LIFE OUR LIFE by finding the TRUTH that is HIDDEN WITHIN US…
Now, despite what many say we can find the TRUTH hidden away in many things, not just scripture. We don’t need the bible to know God, we don’t need the Torah to know God, or any other holy book. Abraham did not have a bible, nor did Isaac or Jacob, or many others for that matter. You see, God is within us all, and His HOLY SPIRIT is our teacher.

Let me briefly explain what the HOLY SPIRIT is… First of all, the word HOLY simply means “SET APART, SEPARATE”… The word SPIRIT literally translates into MIND… in fact Jesus said, his WORDS, which are spoken thoughts” are SPIRIT…
So the HOLY SPIRIT is a MINDSET that is SEPARATE from the world. The POWER and WISDOM of God, which is CHRIST, which is our LIFE is our guide, our savior, and our great reward.

And it is within us all… so it doesn’t matter if you have a bible or any holy book or not, what matters is the truth being revealed from within you… WHICH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

The truth is taught/remembered regardless of where and when a person lives. In fact, God says, the time will come for us when we will need no other teacher than God Himself…

Jeremiah 31:34
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

So is this world an illusion? Are we like Neo from the movie the MATRIX, slaves in a prison we cannot see? The answer is YES. The Result is death and the only way out is CHRIST. But here is the rub, you see humanity has been conditioned to put their faith on what their senses tell them is true. For most, SEEING IS BELIEVING… For me, however, Believing is UNDERSTANDING and seeing the world around me can also be looked at, as if a man be walking through a dream.

“Row, Row, Row, Your boat, Life is BUT A DREAM.”

A MAJORITY of scripture deals with SLEEP. Humanity spends 1/3 its life ASLEEP… Believe it or not, 1/3 of scripture deals with the SLEEP put on man.

When we sleep we are no longer CONSCIOUS of the temporal world. We drift off into nothingness (it seems) or we drift off and our mind creates new wonders, new worlds, our experiences in these dreams can be terrifying and wonderful, and in those moments we believe our experience to be real. yet the moment we wake from our SLEEP, we understand the NIGHTMARE OR DREAM was a FIGMENT of our IMAGINATION. It was not real. No loved ones were ever lost, no crimes were ever committed, no adultery, no sin, nothing, it was all MAKE BELIEVE.

But when we wake and re-enter this world, we call EARTH. We are snapped back into what we call REALITY. But the question should be asked… IS IT REAL?

THE LIFE WE LIVE HERE, regardless of what, and how, we live it. Is a mere shadow of eternity. It is whisp, here today and gone tomorrow. So what is it about OUR LIFE here that we should LOSE, so we can SAVE ourselves?

Many interpret dreams and their significance, but few pay attention to the SYMBOLS in the sensual world, the SYMBOLS and PARABLES humanity is living in. You want to find out what is going on spiritually, look at what is going on physically. For everything around you, where you livem, what you drive, how you eat, your relationships, how your children act, who you love, what you hate, to the name of the street you may be living on… THEY ARE ALL PIECES TO THE PUZZLE called THE MEANING OF LIFE!

Romans 1:20
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

We understand the things of God, also by understanding the things God has made. No matter where you turn, there is a lesson, God is teaching. Think of your life as a great adventure. You are lost in the Matrix of TEMPORAL THINGS. We know everything we see around us, will one day perish… But who we are, in ESSENCE does not and cannot end. The question we should ask, is, why then do we continue to put our faith in things that will fail us.

The great trick of the CARNAL MIND (Our ignorance/enemy/liar) is the belief that things of this world can save us. Jesus told us, to be in the world, but not of the world. We are commanded to OVERCOME THE WORLD.

And what is the WORLD? What are the CARES OF THIS WORLD? What is this WORLD we must OVERCOME as Christ overcame?

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

The world is our SENSUAL CONNECTION to the ILLUSION created by the FALL.

Ephesians 5:14
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

We need to WAKE UP from the DEATH of our SLEEP. (Our ignorance) the dream tells us GOD IS FAR, FAR, AWAY. The DREAM tells us, we are horrible, terrible, sinners, doomed for destruction. But CHRIST came to SAVE not to CONDEMN.

As the LIGHT OF THE MORNING wakes us up after the long sleep in the NIGHT. The LIGHT of CHRIST wakes us from the IGNORANCE we have existed in.

Genesis 28:16
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

When you wake up, when CHRIST (The power and wisdom of God) GIVES YOU LIGHT (THE TRUTH) you will know GOD is IN YOU. And you will no longer look outside of yourself for a SAVIOR, for you will know that CHRIST IN YOU is the HOPE and the GLORY.

So what does it mean to LOSE YOUR LIFE, to SAVE IT?

Does God want us to give up our homes, families, and lives pack our bags and become a missionary? Does he want us to turn our backs on our hopes and dreams of being a singer, actor, architect, chef, etc. etc… Does God want us to live a life that is not a life at all, OR… Does God want us to live a life that is full, filled with peace, and every one of our desires met, because it is God who placed those desires in our hearts to begin with?

There is more to us than we have believed. Who we THINK WE ARE, is NOT WHO WE ARE. Like NEO in the MATRIX, one day we will wake up and find out all of our labor, suffering, hardship, and pain, was in vain. We will LET GO OF THE REIGNS of our LIVES, FOR THE REIGN OF HEAVEN (God’s ways)

Which by the way, is the proper translation for KINGDOM. The KINGDOM (reign) of God, is not a literal castle, it is being bridled and led by the LORDS OF HOSTS.

In scientific terms, A HOST is simply a VESSEL used by ANOTHER. That is what we are in a nutshell, we are the HOST that GOD uses to fulfill His great purpose in OUR LIVES. But we have been conditioned that GOD IS SEPERATE FROM US, and that WE (our ignorant) ego is in control. We have been conditioned to seek salvation without, not within. It is this ANTICHRIST nature that sits in the TEMPLE of GOD (OUR MIND) and declares HIMSELF to be GOD. Mankind, in their SLEEP OF IGNORANCE (DEATH/CARNALITY) believes HE IS IN CONTROL of his LIFE. But he is A LIE, a creation of IGNORANCE.

You are not who you think you are, you are MORE.

Want to find out who you are? Seek first the Kingdom of God and EVERYTHING will be added unto you. And what is the Kingdom (Reign) of God that God commands us to seek? John tells us, The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

We are meant to be ruled by Righteousness, Peace and Joy in God’s Holy Spirit. God desires us to live the life that he has ordered for us to live. So how do we achieve Righteousness and joy?

By dying to who we THINK WE ARE, and SAVING who we REALLY ARE in CHRIST.

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 (revealing)

Scripture states, Christ cannot COME (be revealed, manifested in the flesh) UNTIL the ANTICHRIST (son of perdition) = OUR CARNAL EGO is revealed for what it is.

In other words, people, who we think we are, is the ENEMY OF GOD. And once we learn, that the OLD MAN MUST DIE, the NEW MAN is renewed within, and the OLD MAN (EGO/CARNAL MAN/1ST ADAM) is destroyed with the BRIGHTNESS (TRUTH) of his coming (revelation)

To find this, is not easy. It is not even an easy thing to write or tell. But God has a plan. Like a winepress, we will be tested until pure.

Jesus taught, there WILL be tribulation in this world. He told us to endure until the end, he taught us that to know the Kingdom we MUST pick up our cross daily and follow him. So there will be hard times, there will be pain and suffering, but how we react to those trials will directly affect whether we inherit the kingdom on earth. We will learn that we REAP WHAT WE SOW, we will learn, there is NO OTHER WAY IN, but the DEATH TO SELF (ego) and the RESURRECTION of Christ.

In the book of Hebrews 12:11, Paul writes, no chastening for the present seems joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

You see suffering, and enduring, produces humility and peace. Sounds crazy, but the truth is THERE IS SUFFERING AND TRIBULATION in the world. Everyone has hard times. We cannot control the tough blows that come our way. However, Jesus in the scriptures above was giving us great wisdom. Wisdom that will SAVE us, Wisdom, that will produce that joy and righteousness, wisdom that will lead us to the Kingdom of God. Everything in our lives, is a symbol. Look at it, pray about it, seek God to see why this or that has come upon you. Nothing happens by chance, and nothing is meaningless in this life.

OUR THOUGHTS are the key to freedom. The FREEDOM is found when OUR THOUGHTS ARE GOD’S.

“I only say what the Father tells me to say”

This is why, scriptures tells us that we will be judged for every idle thought and word. We must allow GOD TO TAKE THE REIGNS… We must LOSE OUR LIFE (EGO/CARNAL/THINKING WE ARE IN CONTROL) and WAKE UP and realize, “God is GOD and there is NO ONE BESIDE GOD.”

God has long promised a day of rest that he prepared for man where he will cease from his own labors. Pay close attention to those last words… CEASE FROM OUR LABORS… This is the Sabbath day rest and on this day we are to rest from OUR WORKS. That’s it. We are to REST. We are to CEASE OUR LABOR.

When Christ says, he that will save his life will lose it, he is not telling us to give up living the life God gave us. It is merely giving up the thought that we are in control, IT IS GIVING UP THE ILLUSION that salvation and TRUTH is found outside of us, FOUND IN MANMADE DOCTRINE AND RELIGION.

We are told “do NOT put our trust in man”. But, when trouble comes we immediately begin to work out how WE can fix these situations. We work out every twist and turn, and usually we enter into a wicked thought and way, where we begin to manipulate and lie, and most of the time we get angry and take our frustrations out on others. We put our trust in MAN, we put our trust in OURSELVES not God.

When trouble comes, WE try to SAVE our lives, but in our own pathetic effort, we end worse than we were to begin with. We end up LOSING the life God wants us to live, one filled with Righteousness, Peace and Joy.

You see this passage, found in all the gospels is teaching us that God is in control.

When we put on the flesh of our older brother Esau (self effort, carnal thinking, works) to try to trick the Father into delivering us our blessing, we end up suffering greatly because of it. We in fact, Lose our life by trying to save it.

Now I want to point out what our LIFE is to begin with. This will add yet another layer hidden from view to the literal scholar as opposed to the spiritual seeker. Scripture teaches us clearly, what our LIFE is…

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

Through self effort, we lose Christ, we lose the Truth and the Way into the Kingdom. Through self effort we put our faith in man and not God. This is why Jesus was so clear when speaking on this subject.

Paul understood and declared in Romans 14:7 “None lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.” You see, it is error to believe we are in control. We live unto the Lord and we die unto the Lord. We must give up the belief that this is “Our” life, and that we can rule it.

24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

To find the Kingdom we must give up TRYING to find the Kingdom to begin with. We must learn our lessons. We must willingly reap what we have sown. We must forgive those who hurt us, pray for those who use us, and love others as we love ourselves, do unto others as we would want done… This is a great truth and until we do these things we will never know that peace that passes understanding… Which means, we MUST first UNDERSTAND this lesson to find peace.

Truly, it shouldn’t matter if we lose out job, our relationships, if we get sick, if we are used and abused, if a storm takes our homes away, but it does matter to us and when tragedy comes, when hard times knock at our door, it hurts. But if we continue to put these Burdens on our own shoulders, and continue to try to “save our life” instead of understanding God is in control, and taking the yoke of Christ whose burden is light, we will only make things harder for ourselves.

Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For 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?

We need to lose our own efforts, we need to stop worrying about everything that happens, we need to give that up and let our suffering go. We need to LOSE OUR LIFE to save it. Jesus taught us we must lift up our cross and follow him.

We must do as Christ did, for he was our example. He didn’t blame others, he forgave them, he didn’t fight against his situations he gave into them by giving them over to God. He didn’t want to suffer and die, he prayed for the cup to pass, but Christ knew it was beyond his control. He knew to SAVE HIS LIFE was to ACCEPT that HIS LIFE WAS NOT HIS OWN. Which he so eloquently stated to his disciples, I can do NOTHING of myself. Without the word of God I can’t do anything, but with the Word of God I can do all things!

This is good advice that Jesus is giving us. It is given to us, so that we too can have heaven on earth.

In Romans 8:8, we are taught that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us.

You see, we must realize that our trials are there for us, not to hurt us, but to teach us to GIVE UP THE REIGNS. The more we kick against the “pricks” the more we will suffer.

No one literally needs to die to have life, but we must get rid of the thought that we are in control, we must stop going to that tree of good and evil, and saying if I do this I get good, and when bad things happen believing we are being punished.

Look, it ALL works together for the good of those that love the Lord. If you Love the Lord you UNDERSTAND that EVERYTHING, even the bad, is there for YOUR GOOD!

In closing, if we take Christ’s advice to heart and if we TRULY give up our LIVES (Our efforts, will, worry, doubt, fear, anger, hate, etc. etc.) and believe that God is in control, than we WILL HAVE A LIFE INDEED.

Jacob
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Call Upon The Name

CALL UPON THE NAME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN THE GARDEN…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Think about this, who did Jesus call serpents?

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

Matthew 23
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers

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

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

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

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

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

The answer is simple, CARNAL MANKIND did.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 8
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

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

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!

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

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!

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

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE!

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

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

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

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

YOUR BRAIN! Your thoughts!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The word LORD translates to “The EXISTING ONE”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now read this with new eyes.

Genesis 1:26
And God (THE ONLY ONE WHO EXISTS) said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness
:

The ONE WHO EXISTS created who you think you are in the image of who you really are. You TRULY ARE more than you know.

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

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

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

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You Are The Lights of The World



You Are The Lights of The World

The whole of Christianity revolves around one common belief and theme, and that is, THE ONLY WAY FOR SALVATION is to have faith and confess in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. Now there is debate over what that means, how one must accept Jesus, whether or not they need to be baptised, when they need to be baptised, what they must do to hang unto that salvation, whether those saved are predetermined, whether it is free will and one must choose, whether only a few are saved or all of humanity it saved. Now if you think that list is dizzying, just wait until you are told what else you have to do by many denominations within Christianity. Well the article I offer today, will prove it is never really “You” (who you think you are) that does the work, it is God. You will see as scripture states that everyone will eventually comes to the unity of the faith, knowledge of the truth and stature of the perfect man. Look to prove that scripture teaches the ultimate salvation of all of mankind is a simple task. Many, many scriptures prove this… below are a few.

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Romans 14:11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

1 Timothy 2:4 Who (GOD) will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

There is a growing number of people who believe, that GOD WILL FINISH HIS CREATION in VICTORY. Meaning, everyone will be saved. And as great as that is, I still believe many don’t know what it is they are saved from. Well, if you believe you are saved from place of infinite torture in a place called hell, I have news for you. You are in Hell in this world, when you are ignorant of who you are, who God is, and how God is in control of all things. Hell is the suffering caused by our ignorance, and yes we are saved from this mindset. But truly it is our carnal ego, (who we thought we were) that we need saving from. This is that anti-christ that is sitting on the throne of God declaring himself to be God, (who you thought you were, or think you are, your carnal ego).

Let me give you a short explanation. The Throne of God is your mind/heart. If you believe you have total free will, that means WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE is in fact sitting in the place of God, saying you are God and you are in complete control. The number of that beast is 666… Human beings are carbon based lifeforms, 6 protons, 6 electrons, 6 neutrons. 6 is the NUMBER OF NATURAL MAN. Most people know themselves after their physical body, and the physical world around them. They judge everything outwardly and THAT is the big problem. God is spirit, and the physical is merely a projection of what is happening within. Everything outside of us, is meant to lead us within to the source.

Romans 2
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God


Life is not about what is outside of us, it is ALL ABOUT WHAT IS WITHIN US! And that is what this essay is about. That is the amazing truth that I hope to share. But if you have any questions on some of the topics I have mentioned so far, on this blog I have in-depth papers written, on the anti-christ, hell, salvation, etc… so for the purpose of time, after reading this paper please go to the search bar and search for these essays for more info.

I will state also, all of us have our ideas about the things of God. But truly God’s ways are past our finding out, human intellect and reasoning just doesn’t do the trick. So no degree from a Christian university makes one an authority on the things of God, a collar or title doesn’t make one an authority on the things of God. Only God makes one and authority on the things of God, and he saves this wonderful wisdom for those that seem foolish, for those who you would least expect to hear it from, he saves it for those who do not think highly of themselves, those He gives the desire to. The desire to “Know the truth regardless of the cost”… Then these things MUST CLICK WITHIN, they must be revealed. So how does one know if what I write or another writes is true? Well you SEEK God with a pure heart, asking God to lead, and guide. It is good to study papers, essays, and articles written by men, but TEST the spirits always, seek, and you shall find if they be true. (Including the ones I write, as I am NOT the authority, God WITHIN is.)

To let you know what I believe is simple. I am not like many, who say, you can believe whatever you want, live anyway you want and know salvation… I believe there is only ONE WAY to the Father and that is through the SON. You cannot be SAVED (free from the bondage of this world/carnal thoughts and the cares of this world) unless you come to the knowledge of who you TRULY ARE IN CHRIST, and when you do you will know CHRIST (The Word of God which is TRUTH, the Wisdom and Power of God).

You are saved by knowing the TRUTH, it is the TRUTH that sets you free. It isn’t until you have this wisdom that you will be saved (from yourself/ego).

But how does one come to know that he needs to be saved from the false image of who he thinks he is, when almost every denomination teaches you need to be saved from an event in the future, and that you are saved by an event in the future, meaning you are saved from Hell, and must wait for Jesus the Flesh man to return… I’m sorry to say, you will not find either in this life, regardless of how many preachers, priests, or religious teachers say “the time is close”…

There is so much division in Christianity today. Thousands of different beliefs, hundreds of different traditions, and each denomination seems to be at odds with the other. Each denomination claims to be right. Yet, scripture tells us…

1 Corinthians 1:10
…that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment


And with all the division we see among these churches everywhere, there are fewer subjects greeted with as much passion, and defense, as the divinity, or lack of divinity, of Jesus of Nazareth.

The only thing many seem to agree on, is JESUS CHRIST (the flesh man) being SAVIOR. But they have no idea what this REALLY MEANS.

They focus on the outward man, not the inward man. They put their faith in a man from two thousand years ago, and say THAT MAN IS MY SAVIOR, and never once consider what THAT MAN was truly teaching at all.

1) That as he is the light of the world, SO ARE WE
2) That we MUST do as he did, “become Christ”, death to ourself/ego and resurrection/enlightenment.
3) That he is the first among many
4) That he was the word revealed to men, and that we are living epistles to be read of all men
5) That we are to be ONE with God as Jesus was One with God


Seeing yourself as the SON of GOD, the same as Jesus the man, today is something that is taboo to even discuss. But even Jesus pointed out that even the scriptures teach this, when he brought Psalms 82 to his condemners attention.

Psalm 82:6
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High


We are ALL CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH, the problem is most refuse to believe it.

Now I don’t want to get ahead of myself here. But simply consider that we are all part of the same body. And if the same body, then the same as the head of the body. We are all ruled by God, as my fingers are ruled by the thoughts that precede them and force them to type these words. We are all ONE, AND THE SAME. When we understand this and see others as ourselves and do unto others as we want done to ourselves we will truly become free. LOVE is the KEY!

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”


Notice the words, ABOVE ALL THINGS… love is the highest priority. Is that not evident in Jesus’ teaching?

Luke 10
27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”


But let me get right into this paper already!

Many say the Gospel of John Chapter One holds the key to Jesus’ divinity. So, this is what this paper will be about. And I pray it opens our eyes to what is really being said in these verses. Let us find out, who “Jesus Christ” is and how this man and his story relates to us.

We will do all this be dissecting the words in these verses of John Chapter One and pray the truth of it all opens up to us. As it is the GLORY OF GOD to CONCEAL (Hide) a thing. And Christ (TRUTH) comes (Is revealed) in the GLORY OF GOD (Hidden Truth).

Let’s begin:

JOHN 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


“In the beginning” is straightforward, as the word “beginning” is the same word used in Genesis 1, when God created. However, the rest of the verse, and the definitions of these seemingly insignificant words like (was, with) open the door to an alternate view of this first verse.

The word “was” in this verse translates into “I WAS”, denoting past tense. To truly understand what we are talking about, we must understand that “The Word” is TRUTH.


Psalms 119 “The sum of thy Word is TRUTH”

So we are not talking about the literal man Jesus Christ here. The MAN Jesus Christ didn’t appear on scene until about two thousand years, or so, ago. In fact, in this Chapter, Jesus isn’t mentioned until later… It is the WORD/GOD’S TRUTH that is mentioned here. Which is TRUTH and SPIRIT, which was in the BEGINNING.

God is SPIRIT and TRUTH. “Your WORD oh Lord is TRUTH”

However, it is the next line, that can shake the foundations of what most have been taught, and it is simply looking at the translation of the word “WITH”.

In the Beginning was the TRUTH, and the TRUTH was “WITH” God.

Here is where, the door opens a bit more for us. The original translation of the word “WITH” (Pro/v) in Strongs Concordance DOES NOT translate to what we know “with” to mean, like I am “with” my wife, or “with my friends”… No, this word “with” translates into something very different.

WITH – 1) To the advantage of 2) towards 3) near – (In fact, the NAS translates this same word WITH as “about, according to, pertaining, in regard to, etc.) This changes the whole meaning of the first line in John.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Let’s translate that now: In the beginning was the TRUTH, and the TRUTH was (pertaining to God, to the advantage of God, according to God, in regard to God, about God.)

Now this actually makes sense if you think about it.

In other words, it means in the BEGINNING was the Truth and the TRUTH was ABOUT GOD. In beginning, The TRUTH of GOD was UNDERSTOOD.

Before ADAM’S (Mankind’s) Fall (becoming Ignorant of God’s Truth and Spirit) – Man knew the TRUTH.

The same was in the beginning with God.

Now this next line is where it becomes a bit more surreal. Because we MUST translate the word “WITH” the same way. Also, we find the word “SAME” translates differently as well. The Word “Same” (Ouutov) translates as “This or These” so really this next line, translates into this below.

This was in the beginning (according to, pertaining to, about) God

– So now we see the first two verses of John appear differently.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Translates INTO:


In the beginning was the TRUTH and the TRUTH was ABOUT GOD. The Truth was God. This was in the beginning about God.

Now to save time, I am going to simply place the Strongs Translations next to the words. So whenever you see a (……) you know in between the (…) is the translated word.

3 All things were made (came into existence) by (through) him (God); and without(apart, separate) him (God) was(came into existence) not any thing(no one) made(came into existence) that was made (came into existence).

Let’s translate:

All things came into existence through God, and apart from God nothing came into existence, that came into existence.

It’s pretty easy to see, that WE AREN’T talking about a literal MAN named Jesus here, we are talking about GOD, not a man from two thousand years ago. Since this TOOK PLACE IN THE BEGINNING.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
translates to
In God was Life.

And, what is LIFE according to scripture?

Proverbs 3 calls it Wisdom and Understanding. “wisdom is a tree of life”

So,

In God was Wisdom and Understanding and this Wisdom and Understanding (of God’s Truth) was the light of men…

The LIGHT of all men, according to scripture, is the wisdom and understanding of God’s TRUTH (WORD) and in Matthew 5, we are called to let our light shine forth.

16 Let your light (Understanding of the TRUTH) so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven

I hope you can see, so far, there really is no mention of a LITERAL MAN from 2000 years ago.

Now before I go any further, I want to be clear, so those reading don’t get all salty, or should I say, lose their flavor… JESUS THE MAN revealed the WORD in HIM. The WORD was his LIFE (wisdom and understanding), so he was in fact the WORD of God. As we are called to be living Epistle, we also are to reveal the WORD of God… So you need to see, just because he was the first to reveal the WORD of God among many brethren, who “would do even greater things than he did”, doesn’t make Jesus the man, someone who is completely different from us, it makes him…

The first-born among many brethren, the first-born among the dead. A PATTERN, which is why we must do as he did. The good news is, I believe God predetermined all of it, so none can fail.

Romans 8:29
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.


But back to JOHN’S GOSPEL… IN CHAPTER ONE, the scriptures are NOT speaking about a LITERAL MAN as many have been taught. We are talking about THAT WORD that was IN THE MAN JESUS.

2 Corinthians 5:19
that is, that God WAS IN Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation


Notice God is IN, God’s ANNOINTED to reconcile the world (Lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes, the pride of life) to HIMSELF (God) – This is all about GOD BECOMING ALL IN ALL. No longer hidden from his creation, but ONE with his creation.

In him (God) was life; and the life (understanding and wisdom) was the light of MEN(plural).

Notice the word MEN… The scripture speaks of God’s LIFE being the LIGHT OF MEN (MANKIND). It really is stating that God’s TRUTH (word) when understood by US helps others to know God, which is in HEAVEN (Which we all know by now, is within us all)

5 And the light shineth (became evident, bring forth light) in(by) darkness(ignorance); and the darkness comprehended(layed hold, took possession) it not.

This last verse, HAS NOTHING to do with the truth NOT being understood by the Ignorant… Rather, this last verse truly translated into…

And the Wisdom and Understanding of God’s Truth became evident by the ignorance of it. And the ignorant didn’t lay hold of it, or take possession and own it.

This is a beautiful picture of the parable of the BLIND man who Jesus saw outside the TEMPLE. Key words here being “OUTSIDE the TEMPLE”. When you exist OUTSIDE the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, you too are blind (ignorant of the truth)…

But back to my point. When Jesus and the disciples saw this BLIND MAN, the disciples asked whose fault it was that he was born Blind. Jesus responded it was no one’s fault, it was so GOD could be glorified, when he sees.

You see we were ignorant of God’s truth for one reason, so God’s truth could become evident because we first became ignorant of it… It is sort of like knowing the LIGHT because you first knew darkness.

How else would we learn? Once again, this first chapter in John, seems to be talking about God and US (humanity as a whole) and not about ONE literal man from 2000 years ago.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

These last verses speak of HOW WE FIRST HEAR about God’s truth.

It is through John, (symbolic of The Law and the Prophets) that bears witness of GOD’S TRUTH (LIGHT), but the man who TESTIFIES of GOD’S TRUTH, that is the LIGHT OF ALL MEN, is NOT GOD’S TRUTH.

You see, we should never mistake the messenger for the message. We should never mistake the LAW for LIFE, or a Man for God’s TRUTH. Man can simply bear witness of the TRUTH, the MAN is NOT THE TRUTH, but it is through the Man, that the TRUTH is revealed. The MAN cannot be the TRUTH, the TRUTH can only be IN (within the thoughts) MAN.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

This line clearly isn’t speaking about the literal world. Because the literal earth, to my understanding, has no ability to reason. So the WORLD must be an allegory of carnal man’s thoughts. For in 1 John, we see ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


The “world” is our Carnal EGO.

John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.


Remember, Judgment begins at the HOUSE OF GOD. We are the house of God. Our Souls, our Sense of being, our thoughts of individuality (in-division-and duality) – remember Christ COMES (revealed) into the WORLD (our ego) to save the WORLD (our ego)

“What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his soul?”

So, God was, and is, IN US, and WE came into existence through God, but We didn’t know God (we didn’t have his wisdom and understanding)

But this is where it gets SURREAL… The translations below for the words (came, unto, received) open up a whole new idea about what this next verse means.

11 He (God) came (appeared, became known) unto (for, to) his own (pertaining to one’s self), and his own (pertaining to one’s self) received (accepted, joined to) him (God) not.

Let be clear about what this verse means to me. I will translate into my own words below.

God appeared for Himself, God appeared to Himself, But God did not accept God as Himself.

John 1, is not dealing with a literal man, but John 1 is speaking about the creation of all. John 1 is dealing with US, all of HUMANITY.

We have lost our understanding and wisdom of who, and what we are. And, the purpose of that, is so the TRUTH of GOD (the mystery of existence, the hope of Glory, which is CHRIST IN YOU) could be known.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The word RECEIVE (Lamba/Nw) here in GREEK, means to take what is one’s own, to take to one’s self, to make one’s own.

So, as MANY as TOOK HOLD OF WHAT IS THEIR, As MANY as BELIEVED the TRUTH of God and who they were, become SONS OF GOD.

It goes to explain, this has life and truth has nothing to do with Flesh and Blood, literal man or a single man, it has to do with being BORN FROM ABOVE as God’s beloved. He gives US (humanity as a whole) power to become the SONS OF GOD…

Now let me put that in perspective for you… As a puppy is a child of a dog and becomes a dog. As a kitty is a child of a cat and it too becomes a cat…. So is a SON OF GOD, offspring of GOD and becomes a god.

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


Once we believe the TRUTH of God and who we are, then we too become THE TRUTH as JESUS DID.

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.


Jesus was the First born among MANY BRETHREN… He was and is the word, as we too become LIVING EPISTLES to be read of all men. He is the Light of the World, and we too become the same.

“YE ARE THE LIGHTS OF THE WORLD”

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt (tabernacles/dwell) among (IN, BY, WITH) us, (and we beheld (Contemplate) his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The instant we BELIEVE THE TRUTH, the WORD IS MADE FLESH in US. And we test the spirits this way, those that say “Christ is come (revealed) in the Flesh” is of God. 🙂

The TRUTH comes into existence through US, and God lives IN US, BY US, WITH US, and we Contemplate his Glory as the Only Child of God, full of grace and truth.

In closing, I would like to bring attention that no one ever sees God, they are simply made aware of God.

18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

It is the SON (Those RISEN WITH CHRIST to understand the TRUTH) that declare God…

And for those who wonder what the BOSOM of God is, they need look no further than the literal world, where we too were nursed with milk by our Mothers. The Bosom is the place where God reveals himself through us, to us, by us, for us… So that we all become ONE.

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Peace to you all,

Jacob

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“The Truth Will Change You”

Love Is Salvation

“Love is Salvation”

This simple video got a lot of people angry at me on facebook. The irony is, it is the least controversial and most simple and beautiful video I’ve done. I didn’t cast down false doctrine, traditions, or beliefs, I spoke about the power of Love, God’s Love and for that people really came at me. It is strange to me. I suppose watching something where someone is simply saying, “Love is the answer,” is offensive to some. I sure hope it inspires some of you. Much love Jacob

OVERCOMING FEAR


OVERCOMING FEAR

As my good friend Dean Dosher reminded me last night “Perfect Love” casts out all fear. And indeed that is what this below video is all about. Fear is the root of all our suffering, it is the very entrance to hell (our ignorant suffering), and there is salvation from it. I hope “overcoming fear” is something we all grab unto and hold onto and never let it go. Much love and feel free to share, Jacob

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“The Truth Will Change You”

THE PRINCIPAL THING

THE PRINCIPAL THING

Over the years many Christians have been taught that the most important thing for them to do is to go around and get people to come to their particular churches, and then get them to confess Jesus as Lord. It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, Jehovah Witness, Mormon, Non-denominational, shoot the list goes on and on, there are so many division in this faith we call Christianity, but the point is, every single denomination teaches the same thing, “get those people to our faith, and get them to confess Jesus.” Now of course, each have different ways of doing this, different means of getting people into “heaven” as they say. For the Catholics its infant baptism then confirmation, for the Church of Christ baptism as an adult is the key, for the Pentecostal’s it’s all about confessing and then getting “spirit filled”, as if somehow the spirit of God is outside of us just waiting for us to say, “Come on in.” For many Evangelicals it’s the same, it’s the sinner’s prayer. You simply ask Jesus to come into your heart. Which of course places the spirit of God’s son somewhere far away, and renders God’s spirit powerless unless you first ask for it and want it. Let me let you all in on a little secret, God doesn’t need an invitation, and the Son of God is closer to all of you then you have ever thought. In fact, this essay is about getting that understanding for yourself. Because it is Wisdom and Understanding that brings you into the Kingdom of God, which by the way is NOT some Kingdom in the sky like the palaces and kingdoms man has made. The Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU, and scripture tells us clearly what it is.

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

The word “Kingdom” in fact doesn’t mean a literal kingdom, but denotes a RULE OF AUTHORITY. The literal translation is “Reign or Rule”. Here is the Greek word for it, “basileiða” and it’s definition, royal power, kingship, dominion, rule not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom

I know that alone is a wake up call for some of you, but look it up. The Kingdom of God, simply means the RULE OF GOD, and that is WITHIN YOU ALREADY. But back to our essay.

So, for many the key is getting people to come to their places of “worship” and getting them to go up for an altar call, or to “accept Christ in their heart”. Then some churches, ironically will put these people through a training program and test them to see if they are “ready” to truly be baptised in their churches tap water. But the question I have, and you should have, is this what God meant when we read about preaching the Gospel. Is the good news to simply accept a man from two thousand years ago into your heart, get dunked, go to Church, tithe, and scour the earth to find others to join that church?

Matthew 23:15
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

Back in the day, it wasn’t much different. It was all about getting people to join the club. The problem Jesus saw with this is that these religious leaders were actually doing more harm than good.

Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Is Solomon right, could the same thing be happening today? Are religious leaders really bringing people into the Kingdom of God, which is the Rule of God, which is the Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Power of God’s spirit? Well, for many that I know in the “religious system” the answer is no. Of course that doesn’t mean that everyone that goes to man-made “church” is in error, but let’s just say many, many people are missing the PRINCIPAL THING, many are missing the TRUTH, many are missing SALVATION. In fact, many people believe they are saved from some future event, they think that since they literally said “Jesus is Lord” that their afterlife is secure. How wrong they are. Salvation has nothing to do with avoiding a place of infinite torture (since such a place doesn’t exist read my article “to hell with hell” or “lake of fire revealed” for more info on that topic). No Salvation is for the HERE AND NOW!

Luke 19:9
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham

2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Yes, SALVATION is for the here and now. And if truth be told Salvation and Resurrection go hand in hand. In fact they are two sides of the same coin. Because to be Saved is to be Born from Above, and to be Born from Above (which means, a higher understanding of the things of God), is to be Resurrected. And like salvation it is in the HERE AND NOW!

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:

So if we are not saved from some scary place after we literally die, what are we saved from?

Revelation 12:10
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

We are saved from our CARNAL OLD MAN, the FALSE IMAGE, the FATHER OF ALL LIES, we are saved from OURSELVES. The reason is, we have become ignorant of the TRUTH of who we are in Christ. We have forgotten who we are and believed ourselves to be something we are not. Ephesians puts it beautifully, both how we became LOST and what is done so we are SAVED.

Ephesians 4
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Notice what the problem is, and was? Our understanding, like the Gentiles of past, was DARKENED. In other words we no longer understood the Light of the Truth, and because out understanding was Darkened, because we became ignorant we became ALIENATED from the LIFE OF GOD through our ignorance. And we began to believe God was somehow far from us, angry at us, we believed ourselves to be unworthy and because of this insecurity and fear we began to act ignorantly.

And unfortunately, religion perpetuates this darkness. As the scripture states, making the congregation TWICE THE CHILD OF HELL (ignorance) that their leaders are. Most churches only reinforce the belief that you need to work for God’s approval, when the OPPOSITE is true. We need to stop believing we are in control and simply put off the WORKS of the OLD IGNORANT MAN and come to the knowledge of the TRUTH OF WHO WE REALLY ARE!

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 MUST come to the measure of the STATURE of the FULNESS of CHRIST. We must become the PERFECT MAN. And you can’t do this if you only believe there is one from two thousand years ago. We can’t do this if we continue to believe Jesus is somehow special and we are not AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD. And we only come to understand this when we put off the former conversation of the OLD MAN, when we stop accusing ourselves and condemn ourselves and others, when we finally LOVE GOD, AND LOVE OTHERS, and our love is perfected. When this happens we understand, there is no difference between Jesus and Ourselves, in fact we are all ONE.

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.

If you have brothers or sisters, you don’t esteem one greater than another. The First Born isn’t somehow better than the middle child or the youngest. They are all the same.

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 (siblings).

Now, I know this is new for a lot of you. Jesus was condemned for saying he was God’s son. Years later, Christians said, okay, “It’s okay for Jesus to be God’s son, but he’s special and we are definitely not (as he is).” – You see today a greater mystery is unfolding. Many are coming to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man. Many are beginning to see that Jesus is the pattern son, meaning we are the same, his story is our story, what he did we must do. And no I don’t mean literally be crucified, but spiritually we are to crucify this Flesh (carnal thinking).

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.

Look at that verse carefully. Jesus took up the Cross, so must we, sure that is easy to see. But what you are missing is the most important part… YOU NEED TO DENY YOURSELF (old belief/ego/carnal nature).

Now this doesn’t mean DEPRIVE yourself which many have taught. It doesn’t mean that at all. In fact the definition of the word a DENY according to any dictionary is to “REFUSE to acknowledge something or someone EXISTS” – (de·ny/diˈnī/Verb 1. Refuse to admit the truth or existence of (something).

Now that opens the floodgates of revelation for those who have eyes to see. If any many will come after me, he must first deny that HE AS HE THINKS HE OR SHE IS does NOT EXIST! And then after the great revelation that who you think you are is nothing, and doesn’t really exist, you TAKE UP THE CROSS and you put that old nature to death and FOLLOW THE SAME PATH AS JESUS. – This my friends is how salvation is found, it is in PUTTING OFF your former beliefs and the belief in who you once thought you were and understanding that YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD! And if a child a JOINT HEIR IN ALL THINGS!

Ephesians 4
22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

We have to stop thinking of ourselves as less than, and start seeing ourselves through the eyes of grace. We need to stop condemning ourselves and listening to people who say “you aren’t worthy, you’re worthy of hellfire you darn sinner.” We need to stop listening to people who say, “Do this, join us, and you’ll be saved.” Because the truth is not found there and it never will be found there.

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven

You can say Jesus is your Savior until you’re blue in the face. You will never KNOW SALVATION in you don’t know who you are in CHRIST, and the only way to do that is to DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER. And notice how Jesus DOESN’T say, whoever does the WILL OF THE FATHER is my servant or slave.

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

Once again we see, Jesus saying, WE ARE AS HE IS, brothers and sisters. The question is, what is GOD’S WILL?

John 7
16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but His (FATHER’S) that sent me. 17If any man will do GOD’S will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

To do God’s Will is to know the DOCTRINE OF GOD, to know the TRUTH of GOD! This, this is the principal thing. This may come as a shock to you, but the PRINCIPAL THING, means MOST IMPORTANT THING. And according to the scriptures, the PRINCIPAL THING IS WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding

This is what we MUST get. WISDOM! It is a TREE OF LIFE! We MUST understand who we are and DENY who we thought we were to know Salvation. I know many will say, “Oh this is gnosticism!” and to be honest it doesn’t matter what you think, what matter is what you know and can confess!

When Jesus was saying “I am the way, the truth, and the life”, he was saying YOU MUST BE AS ME. He wasn’t saying worship me Jesus, he was saying BELIEVE IN ME AND WHAT I AM TELLING YOU! Many looked to Jesus (the man) as being the most important thing there is. The Rich man said…

Matthew 19
16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God

Jesus always pointed to God, always pointed away from himself. He taught us how to pray “Our FATHER” not as some churches have you praying “our jesus”. We must come to the understanding the ONLY HOPE for our salvation is WITHIN US ALREADY! This is the mystery that has been hidden. Not Christ outside of you, but Christ within you.

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

Yes my friends it is all about wisdom and understanding. Some will say NO! It is about Christ, to which I will point out what Christ is….

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God

To which I will point out what Christ BECOMES for us.

1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

OF HIM YOU ARE – in Christ Jesus! Jesus means (God is Salvation) – And in understanding you are God’s child and in no need of having to WORK YOUR WAY TO HIM. God delivers you IN HIM, through wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

The very SPIRIT of God is WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING! When God’s spirit is revealed in you, it is UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE IN GOD THROUGH CHRIST that delivers you.

Exodus 31:3
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

So many people are waiting for their savior to come. They wait and they wait. But the longer you believe in salvation outside of you to come, the longer you will be deceived. Many are questioning to this day, WHEN WILL JESUS COME, and they did the same thousands of years ago.

Luke 17
20And 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: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

In other words, STOP WAITING AND LOOKING IN THE SKY and start looking within, because salvation is here and now. And it is only found in understanding and having the faith that WITHIN YOU is every answer you will ever need.

Jesus never said, I MADE YOU WHOLE… He always said “YOUR FAITH” made you whole.

Luke 8:48
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace

It’s time for everyone to stop listening to mankind and religion. It is time for people to turn to God and ask God to teach them the truth, to lead them into the truth. You don’t need to check with your Pastors or Religious teachers to find out if what God is revealing to you is truth, you simply need to continue to ask God and seek God and have faith. Because it is your FAITH that makes you whole. And that FAITH comes from the CHRIST IN YOU! The POWER AND WISDOM of God WITHIN YOU!

This is what every single apostle, disciple, prophet, etc, desires for you to know.

Colossians 1:9
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding

Like them, I too want you to know the TRUTH, I desire to know the TRUTH. But the only way to know the TRUTH is to have WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING.

Psalm 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

And why does God desire us to have WISDOM and TRUTH? Why is WISDOM the principal thing? Because without it, you can never be free.

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

The TRUTH is, YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD and you died (became ignorant) as Adam did when he began to think he had to do something to be like God, when Adam was like God all along!

So pray for wisdom already! And don’t go to man for it, go to God!

James 1
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Jacob
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