Apostle Paul once thought he knew it all. He was on his ways, with the full support of the religious elite behind him, to persecute those who claimed to know the truth. The Apostle Paul once thought himself to be a religious leader of religious leaders, skilled in the art of judgment and condemnation. His name was SAUL then. Like another Saul we knew in the Old testament who also was King, this Saul also trusted in his self effort and was ruled by his arrogance, and religious egotistical pride. This is why he could stand by and watch another human being (Stephen) be stoned to death for simply bearing witness of the truth.
Well, as we are well aware, those in darkness hate the light… because it shows them how wicked and wrong they are.
So Saul was on his way, set in his ways, to go KILL the movement of Christ. Then, all of a sudden, a great LIGHT knocked him down a notch or two. In fact, this light totally humbled him. This LIGHT put him face down in the dirt.
AND WHAT WAS THIS LIGHT?
But he that doeth TRUTH has come to the LIGHT. (The Light is the TRUTH)
Once the TRUTH was revealed to the Apostle Paul he realized that LOVE does not PERSECUTE OTHERS. It was then the Apostle Paul was stricken BLIND.
To be Blind is a symbol of not “seeing the TRUTH”… to be blind in scripture means to be ignorant of the TRUTH.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant.
So once the TRUTH appeared to Paul he realized he was ignorant of the TRUTH. It was then he was SET STRAIGHT.
And the Lord said unto him (Paul), Arise, and go into the street which is called STRAIGHT…
Lead me, O Lord (TRUTH)… make thy way (the truth) STRAIGHT (apparent, easily understood) before my face.
So a Blinded PAUL (ignorant of the TRUTH) began his journey toward that “straight and narrow gate” of WISDOM.
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the GATE (way of wisdom).
His EYES (understanding) were covered by SCALES which is why he could not SEE (Understand the TRUTH).
The EYES of your UNDERSTANDING…
It wasn’t until the SCALES fell from his EYES that he could SEE.
So what is it that COVERS our UNDERSTANDING that keeps us from THE TRUTH?
The answer is our foolish PRIDE. (Thinking we know it all. This was Paul’s problem. Pictured by him riding his high horse and believing it was his job to correct and punish others.) – The SCALES that kept him BLIND was his IGNORANT PRIDE.
His SCALES are his PRIDE, shut up together as with a close SEAL.
IGNORANT PRIDE is pictured in scripture as SCALES and a SEAL. Both of which keep the TRUTH locked away from our understanding.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book (THE TRUTH), and to loose the SEALS (MANKIND’S IGNORANT PRIDE) thereof?
However, once the SCALES (Paul’s PRIDE) fell from his EYES (understanding)… Once his pride was taken out of the equation… PAUL COULD SEE (he understood the truth and had received wisdom (which is a tree of life).
WISDOM is the TREE OF LIFE we all must regain. It is SEALED up by our foolish pride.
WISDOM is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
So SAUL, a name which literally means “desire” became PAUL, which literally means “small” or humbled… No longer did PAUL see himself as greater or smarter than others.
The SELF exalted SAUL was knocked off his high horse, realized he was blind to the TRUTH. He was SET STRAIGHT and when the SCALES (his pride) fell from his EYES (understanding) he FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT (TRUTH).
The book (TRUTH) was no longer sealed up. The TRUTH set him free!
The moral of this story is we may think we know it all. But when the TRUTH is revealed to us, it will knock us off our high horse, change our nature (name), humble us, set us straight, and finally allow us to SEE!
This is what many refer to as being BORN AGAIN. Or the great day of the Lord (revealing of the existing one)
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the BOOK (Truth), and the eyes of the blind (Ignorant) shall see (become WISE) out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
The scriptures are an allegory, they are also a mystery. The Letter (literal interpretations) kills (make you ignorant) but the SPIRIT of these STORIES give you LIFE INDEED.
DIG DEEPER AND YOU WILL FIND THAT TREASURE THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN IN YOUR FIELD (your mind).
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Recently my wife and I were surprised by an amazing miracle. And I’m not talking about the kind most religious leaders brag about (which are usually hoxes to begin with). No, I’m talking about a miracle many take for granted, and others sadly (in this life) never get to experience… Pregnancy. That’s right my wife is pregnant, and we just found it is a boy, who we will name Ethan, God willing.
We were already blessed to have three children and now to expect a fourth, our cup runneth over indeed. I understand what a gift this is, because there are so many couples that cannot have children. And others who have to go through painful injections, and procedures, and pay thousands of dollars to basically have a child like everyone else. I cannot begin to understand the pain these couples must feel. What should be fun and rewarding, soon becomes a ritual, where making love has to be done at a certain time, in a certain way, and soon the joy of this great unity is replaced by the remorse of not having that “Promise Child” you dreamed and prayed for.
Well the same is true spiritually. We each have a God given purpose and dream that needs to be birthed, but most importantly it is CHRIST IN US, the hope of Glory, that must be delivered from our SOULISH WOMB.
And like the physical barren womb, so too, the spiritual womb can seem barren as well. This too brings great sorrow and pain to the woman and man who desire to have the peace they have been promised. They wonder where that peace that passes understanding is, where is the hope, where is that rest, where is that promise already? We believe life should be exciting and fun, that our lives should have meaning, that our God gives desires should be birthed into our lives, but no such life is found.
So, like those who cannot physically give birth who go to specialists in this area. Most men and women got to those they believe to be specialist in the area of Spirit. They go to religious doctors, in hopes that these “doctors” will help them to finally give birth to the life they desire. And they go many, many times, and just like those who pay fertility costs, they pay religious costs, again, and again. They give so much money at “church” to find what they know deep down is their God given right. These religious doctors, like the fertility experts, give you a list of things to do in order to give spiritual birth as well. And as much as it hurts, as much as it costs them, they still suffer from the cares of the world, they still have no hope and they still are not pregnant with the possibility of Christ.
I often write about how the natural world and everything in it, is an outward projection of the spiritual world. This is a great truth. Whatever is bound in heaven in bound in earth, whatever is loosed in heaven is loosed in earth, in other words (whatever you believe you can or cannot do because of your faith, you will or will not do because of your faith). Your physical waking life is an amazing allegory of what is going on spiritually. If you really take the time to look at what you are going through physically in the temporal world, you will find a direct link to something in your spiritual life that needs to be dealt with. This is why the scriptures called “the wicked God’s sword”, our greatest adversaries are our greatest teachers. So don’t curse them, LEARN FROM THEM. If we don’t understand that our troubles could easily be turned into birth pangs for a new life, then we will continue to suffer believing our spiritual womb is barren.
The song represents the pain one couple felt after years or trying to have a baby, praying for a baby and still having none. This is a pain not all of us have felt physically, but one I am sure we can relate to spiritually and emotionally. Truly, the song, as in life, is an allegory for us all to learn from. We wonder, “what is wrong with us?” Why can’t we “be where we believe we should be”, “why we are suffering, and waiting, and why it is so hard to simply do, and be, what God created us to be?”
Like waiting and waiting for the line to turn blue or pink on that little stick, the wait, the anticipation, the hope that today, this day, all our dreams will begin to come true… But, then after five minutes or so, the world’s reality sets in, “Not Pregnant” AGAIN!
Today’s paper is going to take this heart wrenching experience and bring it into the spiritual realm, to show us, that many of us with barren wombs crying out for the TRUE LIFE of CHRIST, may not need wait for much longer… in fact, they may not need to wait at all. That’s right, Christ isn’t coming in thr future, from some far away galaxy called heaven to destroy all his enemies (who people call unbelievers), no Christ comes (that word means, REVEALED by the way), Christ is REVEALED within us, and destroys the enemies WITHIN US, our worry, our fear, our unbelief. The hope of glory, is Christ IN you, not far away from you. So stop waiting and start believing. If we are waiting for something to arrive, that means we don’t have it, that’s our first mistake (believing we don’t have the spirit of God’s child within us). Religion has done a good job at putting that off into the future, that way it can continue to bleed you dry because it can’t deliver what you already posses. “YOUR LIFE IS HID IN CHRIST!” This is the great mystery that has been HIDDEN from the ages, CHRIST IN YOU. Christ is the LIGHT/LIFE of ALL MANKIND from the womb. Read John 1 if you don’t believe me.
So this essay will take a look at some of the many “barren” women of scripture who believed they would never conceive, and in the end brought forth the child of promise. THIS LIFE WILL BE DELIVERED OF YOU AS WELL, I PROMISE!
We will learn that these “children” the many barren women of scripture desire to have, are symbols of dreams/hopes/destinies/ and wisdom that is ONLY found in CHRIST. And to become pregnant with the TRUTH, we will also learn it is NOT up to us, it is God that does all and wills all. We will DO, that is true, but trust me when I say, we are only doing because GOD FIRST REVEALED that we must cast aside every idol (false belief) in our heart, to have the CHILD OF PROMISE RESSURECTED WITHIN!
“Our True Life = Christ”
2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
…nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me
So for your enjoyment while reading on. Enjoy, “We wait and We Wait”. It is not for sale, just for your enjoyment and while listening to this song I wrote, imagine the child the couple is waiting for, is the full REVELATION OF CHRIST within!
To write this song I drew on the emotional pains of my past. And I used the empty feeling of not seeing the dreams of my heart come true, as a way to express the anguish of not being able to bring life into this world.
First I want to express my heart felt sorrow for those who have such physical difficulty, and my heart felt thanks for those that reach out to the unwanted children of the world and make them their own through adoption and foster care. And I want us all to remember, that even if we have few literal family members, we have many family members in the faith.
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
Now, this is a mystery, that I wrote about in another essay, but I will simply say, those that do the will of God, give Birth to Christ, and are the brother and sister of Christ. 🙂
God is going to heal us all, that is not me itching your ears, this is fact. He will turn even your enemies to your supporters, when we learn the lessons of reaping what we have sown, and sowing for tomorrow only the good that we want done unto ourselves. For what we do to one, we do to ourselves. The more we hate, the more we will be hated, the more we love, the more love we will know.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
If we say we love God and hate our brother, we are liars, because even our “adversaries for our good” are as much a part of God as we are. At this moment their treatment, as dreadful as it seems, is for our benefit and learning. So, take this chastening with patience and rejoice, for the sooner we turn to God the sooner CHRIST will be birthed from our BARREN WOMB/SOUL. And once again, it is God doing the work, even through what we suffer. (This is why we cannot fail, we must realize God is IN control!)
SO LET ME…
Confirm the souls of the disciples, and exhort them to continue in the faith, that WE MUST THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Just like a natural pregnancy, spiritually we WILL suffer to give BIRTH. This is what God means when he states the WOMEN WILL NOT BE SAVED FROM CHILD BEARING… The WOMAN is our SOUL (sense of ourselves/sense of being) – Not one of us will escape the pangs of Christ childbirth. The good news is, when that SEED (TRUTH/WORD/CHRIST) is conceived in us, when things get so bad we DON’T THINK WE WILL MAKE IT, that is when WE WILL HAVE OUR PROMISE CHILD DELIVERED and we will FINALLY ENTER THAT PROMISE LAND!
The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly
Conception in a literal womb is what happens when MAN makes MAN in the IMAGE OF MAN… So, conception in the spiritual womb of our (SOUL) IS God making A “God” In His Image. — Too much? Well, chew on it then. (Eat that bread)
Look, when a dog has a baby it is a dog, when a mouse has a baby it is a mouse, when a Human has a baby it is a Human…. SO, when GOD has a baby what do you think God’s child would be, a Giraffe?
Ps 82 6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
In other words, we don’t know who we really are, what we will become. But we do know when Christ appears WITHIN US, we shall be as he is, because we will understand the Truth and life and the Way as it REALLY IS! – (Now that is a great revelation for those who can see it)
That’s right, that is the PROMISE OF God, THE PROMISE CHILD we are all to give birth to… IN OUR BODY! or should I say, Christ’s Body, because our body, our mind, our name is all CHRIST’S!
Life, Birth, a Child in the womb in the natural, is all and allegorical symbol of CHRIST being birthed within!
As man and woman comes together, God’s Spirit and Man’s soul comes together. As a man gives his seed to a woman and the woman delivers a child. God’s plants his seed (christ) into Man’s soul, and what is birthed is a child of God!
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are LIFE.
These words are TRUTH. And the Truth of God has been lying dormant for many years inside the whole of mankind. KILLED AT GOLGATHA (the place of the skull) – our thinking. This is why the Holy Spirit overshadows us, so we REMEMBER who we are!
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
So, today is about getting some spiritual nooky so the BARREN WOMB produces the FRUIT OF GOD’S LOINS (The spirit of TRUTH, LIFE, LIGHT, THE WAY) – CHRIST
And these stories of the BARREN WOMB are everywhere.
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
Even Samson’s Mother was barren… but as in all the other cases we see in the Bible…
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
But this could only happens when Man returns to the Lord, and begins to trust in the Lord and NOT on his own ways.
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Oh, and just to be clear the FLESH is not YOUR SKIN. The FLESH is your CARNAL/IGNORANT THINKING. Which is why it produces DEATH! Because in ADAM (dead man/mankinds ignorant mortal thinking, believing God is far from them), in ADAM, we are a bunch of meat-heads walking around trying to work our way to heaven.
Paul said, he knew that there was NO GOOD THING in his Flesh (Soulish, carnal mind).
Think about it. How can IGNORANCE ever produce TRUTH? … A spring cannot produce both fresh and salt water, can it? … I mean really, can it? I was never good at science. 🙂
The BARREN WOMAN is an allegory of the state of MANKIND’S SOUL (WHEN IGNORANT OF THE TRUTH OF WHO THEY ARE). And it is not just the BARREN WOMB, the scriptures speak of the BARREN VESSELS used for ritual washing that Jesus had to FILL with WATER (Doctrine/Word/Truth) so it could be turned to WINE (SPIRIT/LIFE)
We are the VESSELS that are BARREN, at the marriage we are the Barren Vessels that need WATER (teaching of the truth/remembering the truth). The vessels Jesus filled at the MARRIAGE (when soul and spirit become one) were bone dry (barren) And there were SIX of them. More symbolism to give the mystery away. The NUMBER of vessels was 6 (THE NUMBER OF MAN)
We have this treasure (CHRIST) hidden in our EARTHEN (SOULISH) VESSELS… So the WATER (word of God) needs to be poured into us (heard/understood) and then the SEED inside GROWS and becomes a LIVING SPIRIT (pictured in this story as WINE)… Every SEED needs water to grow. And EVERY SEED first has to DIE to grow. The same is true for us. And when we finally GROW, we PRODUCE many other seeds, that too will die from their ignorant ways, be watered/taught of God, and then REACH FOR THE SUN/SON!
Now, in this wonderful marriage wine parable the Master of the CEREMONY declares, “GOD saves the BEST FOR LAST. Meaning the 1st Man (adam) is not the best, the last Man (Christ) is! This is why the 1st shall be Last and the LAST (Christ) shall be first in our thoughts and in the Kingdom of God.
We see the word Barren used in many places, the Barren womb, the Barren Vessels, the Barren Land… The womb, the Vessels, the Land, all symbols of us… And it is time that we, that were barren will be barren no more.
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Remember, how MARY got pregnant again… The HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOWED HER.
35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Many say this is literal but miss the whole point of what it means to have the HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOW them.
Ever try hard to be the best at something, but there was that one person that always OVERSHADOWED YOU? This is what it means SIMPLY.
To be Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. Means the TRUTH of GOD takes precedence over your life, as God did with MARY, and when this happens… The HOLY THING BIRTHED inside is called the SON OF GOD. It’s interesting to note what the name MARY means in Greek “Their Rebellion”… It is out of our REBELLION that SALVATION is birthed. And this is NOT OF OURSELVES, God does the work.
Many say this only happes to the VIRGIN MARY. But I assure “Mary” is also a symbol of our soul. And the VIRGIN, is an allegory as well. A VIRGIN is one who has not had relations (become one) with another. A VIRGIN is allegorical of humanity when it no longer commits adultery with false beliefs and vanity and prepares itself for ONLY God.
ONLY when we return to God with a PURE HEART (undefiled soul) as a VIRGIN can God germinate the holy seed Christ within. And there are multiple scriptures that prove this DOES NOT ONLY HAPPEN TO MARY.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Look’s like CHRIST is formed in US as well. And what is that HOPE OF GLORY AGAIN?
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
You see, this is the GREAT MYSTERY, the one that has been hidden from the ages now revealed to you, if you can receive it… You are Mary, Rachel, Sarah, you are the Barren vessels, the Barren Land that soon produces fruit.
There is only ONE SON of GOD… and that is HUMANITY. ADAM actually means HUMANITY. And you are either DEAD IN CARNAL ADAM (your ignorant ego) or ALIVE AND RESURRECTED IN CHRIST (your TRUE SPIRIT AND NATURE) – the express image of GOD.
But now, we cry out, WHEN LORD, WHEN? Like the song, We wait and We wait for the child to come. We wait and cry for Christ is to be BIRTHED INSIDE US ALL. And then of course DELIVERED TO THE WORLD!
But, the ONLY way for this to happen is when the TRUTH OF GOD (Holy Spirit) = “my words are truth and spirit” OVERSHADOWS your carnal nature (man’s thoughts).
Because “TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH” and death cannot produce life. Which is why we see so many PEOPLE living a life that is unfulfilled and more like death. They have believed they were who, and what they are not. It’s like we’ve all been tricked into believing we are these bankrupt, insecure, weak, greedy, arrogant, scared, prideful fools. Our carnal experiences in this world has defined us to ourselves. THIS SHOULD NOT BE. We need to wake out of this ignorant slumber and let CHRIST (The Truth of who we are in Christ) Shine (be known to us and the world)
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
When we are OVERSHADOWED with the TRUTH. We understand, that we are GOD’S CHILD. And that GOD is pleased with us. No matter what we have done, and we have all done wrong. That does not mean we will not have to pay the price for our mistake. When you drop the cookie jar you have to clean up the mess. So too, our mistakes we will reap, so we learn never to make the same again.
And just as a woman in the literal, physical world cries and laments over not being able to bring life into this world. So we too cry and lament over our present sufferings which never seem to end. We weep because the dreams that have been placed in our heart have not been brought forth as was the case with Abraham.
God had placed a dream in his heart, he said…
Genesis 17:16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
This is what Abraham always wanted. Sort of like what all of us want, a TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. To walk in the DESTINY GOD HAS FOR US ALL. And we can, and we WILL! Whether in this world or the next. Whatever we do now, decides what is to come.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
But remember when God plants a promise in your heart, GOD BRINGS IT TO PASS. Even if you feel like giving up, even if you believe you have made a mistake. Ultimately, God is in control. SO HAVE FAITH, but not faith in yourself, Faith in God, so his promise can be BIRTHED WITHIN and then expressed without.
For Abraham, the dream to have a child, always lingered in the back of his mind, “when lord, when?” he cried as we cry. And after “waiting and waiting” and not seeing this come to pass. His WIFE comes up with a great idea. Once again, a symbol of our soulish nature, convincing us, we don’t need to wait on God, we need to ACT NOW! (That philosophy didn’t work so well with King Saul, he lost the Kingdom, did he not… Oh and God sent a TORMENTING/TESTING SPIRIT to trouble him.)
So Abraham finally listens to his carnal wife(HIS CARNAL SOUL). And He takes her slave/maidservant to make a child with, he commits adultery, symbolic of cheating on GOD with IDOLATROUS WORKS. Trying to bring about God’s promise for your life, with WORKS. Going to MAN instead of God.
But what does God do? He speaks to Abraham, he promises him, but after years of not seeing a child, Abraham does not believe it. (Like we don’t believe after years of not seeing out promise come to pass)
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”
How many of us do the exact same? God places a desire in our heart. We don’t trust God can do it so we set out to bring it to pass with our strength, with our hands and thoughts (carnal soulish ways) and we fail miserably. We do as Abraham did, we rely on our WORKS and WITS… We use the FLESH where God’s spirit gives Life.
Jacob was the King at this. God promised Jacob the kingdom, but he manipulated, twisted, and even LITERALLY put on the flesh of his OLDER BROTHER (THE CARNAL MAN) to bring his promise to pass. I, Myself can relate. The irony is Jacob prevailed when it came to God and Man, but at a great price. And boy can I relate.
There are many times, I don’t trust God, I act like those in this world, I play their games and I can play them with the best of them, and I may even win the day, but when all is said and done… I am not left with the promise of Rachel, but the ugly near sighted Leah. ( No offence Leah, but the Jacob wanted his true bride, and he was tricked into marrying someone who could see (understand) — So he had to WORK, WORK, AND WORK until he was finally set free from the shackles of LABAN (sheep shearers) – (Religious men and women and their ways)
Like Jacob I wanted the promise and went after it. But I LISTENED to my Mother (carnal soul/reason) telling me to trick the Father into giving me the blessing. Do this Jacob, do that Jacob, and you’ll get what God promised you, and believe me I have spent a life trying to do just that and it brought me nothing but pain. So to find God’s kingdom I ended up working for LABAN, the soul’s brother (religious thinking). I went to “Religion” and I found they had ALOT OF IDOLS (false beliefs). But I wanted RACHEL so bad that I stayed there and continued to rely on my WORKS which is what religion teaches you. “YOU HAVE TO DO THIS OR THAT”
Abraham didn’t trust God would give them HIS PROMISE child (an allegory of CHRIST IN YOU revealed). So he went about bringing this child into the world, through his FLESH, through ADULTERY, through his WORKS. Which is exactly what many of us are doing today?
How do we do this? You ask…
You go to your churches, sing in your choirs, tithe, sacrifice your time for your church, you hand out your flyers and your tapes, working, working, working your way into the KINGDOM OF SAUL (carnality) not the Kingdom of God.
Remember what God promised would happen to the people of Israel when they demanded to have a MAN as a KING, instead of God as KING. Just like Israel, ignorantly, few of us want God to be our King, we want our Pastors, Priests, Imans, Rabbis. Gurus, to teach us… But watch what we receive when we demand a MAN to be King where God is meant to rule.
1 Samuel 8:6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.
Most today do not go to God to learn or be ruled. Most men and women want a KING, they want a Carnal man or woman to itch their ears, tell them what to do and allow them to continue on in pride, judgment, hate, and idolatry.
God said, Man has REJECTED ME as their King… So, God gave them over to the REPROBATE MIND and he allowed SAUL to be their King. But look at the price… And remember there is nothing NEW UNDER THE SUN.
God warned them, the INSTANT Mankind placed a CARNAL MAN in the position of spiritual leadership, they would lose everything and become slaves TO A CORRUPT SYSTEM. (Babylon anyone?)
He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.
Churches today, manipulate the young men and women, brainwash the children at daycare and raise them up to be good supporters of whatever particular man made church they attend. They raise them up to FIGHT AND RECRUIT for their ministry. Some are so cruel, they make them wear white short sleeve button down shirt, black slacks, and goofy helmets, and lame bikes… (Just kidding Mormons, we’re all a mess, but seriously, change the duds people! I think Joseph Smith had better fashion sense than that… Just saying)
12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.
Churches today, act more like major corporations, and even act and sound like a military organizations. And of course for thousands of years, differents races, sexual orientations, and woman have been prejudiced against and put down. Some have gone so far as to say, “a woman cant even speak in church” — Meanwhile they haven’t the slightest idea of what the scripture means. The “woman” is a symbol of man’s soul… as stated earlier. And it is the SPIRIT of God that should lead, not man’s soul… But back to what God promised. Put a Carnal Man over you as King, Pastor, whatever and your woman will take over your bake sales, house meetings, and coffee shops, choir etc. Of course not all churches do this, but God warned them, Man cannot rule you spiritually, ADAM is corrupt.
He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.
This is what Carnal man does..
14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.
Some churches today even convince their blind flock to give everything to their religious organization. To leave behind their property to the church when they die. The Catholics wrote the book on that one. This is why they forbid Priests to Marry, that way all of the money made by these poor misled men, reverts back to the church… But didn’t God say, it was FORBIDDEN to not let a MAN MARRY?
1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
The Catholic church must have missed that one and the whole abstaining from meat (which is really an allegory for deeper revelation) but in the natural… I mean come on GOOD FRIDAY?
Now, look, I don’t want to be picking on the Catholics either. WE HAVE ALL GONE ASTRAY.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
And allowing CARNAL MANKIND to rule over us spiritually is not making things any easier. The WOMB STILL SEEMS BARREN. But let’s see what else God promised would happen if we made CARNAL MANKIND to be our KING (rule over us spiritually)
15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle [b] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
Is it not irony, that every church teaches that you should give “god” TEN PERCENT of everything you have! God warned them, Man would only take and destroy, where God wants to add to your life, Carnal Mankind’s Ego only wants to kill, steal, and destroy. (Sort of sounds like the Devil, doesn’t it? I wonder why that is? :))
When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
The TITHE — PHEWY! Give to those who need it and sure if you love your certain church, temple, mosque, kingdom hall, etc, and they are doing good, bless them, but don’t do it because SAUL TELLS YOU!
Now the good news. The PROMISE IS AT HAND, as it always is. The BARREN WOMB may become a thing of the past. If we hold onto this great hope and high calling that is found by returning to the Lord. Which means we turn away from thinking we are in control, and God is separate from us.
Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son coming FROM YOUR OWN BODY will be your heir
The PROMISED SON, comes from WITHIN. THIS IS THE KING that is to RULE US SPIRITUALLY. It is Christ we are talking about here. We aren’t talking about a literal child. The SON comes from his OWN BODY(HEART/SOUL) who will be the HEIR. – We are talking about birthing CHRIST IN US people… THE SON who is HEIR over our HOUSE. (HEART/TEMPLE OF GOD)
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
But this promise of salvation eludes us because so many are brainwashed and even petrified to simply pray, GOD TEACH ME THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.
This is why we still suffer, worry and fear. Because we have not HELD FAST THE CONFIDENCE and the COVENANT of God. We don’t trust God, we don’t rely on God, we rely on our own wits and works. We don’t go to God, we go a Pastor, or Priest, a Rabbi, or so called Profit (spelling intended)
Myself included people, Jacob doesn’t know it all, far from it. And don’t think for one moment I am not suffering with you. “Out of the abundance of revelation given to me, I gots me this THORN in my flesh.” I am humbled still by how little I truly trust God, and how much I really fear some people… This is why you MUST NEVER mistake the messenger for the message.
I’m a big goofball if truth be told, my close friends will tell you that. I don’t know why these things are put on my heart the way they are, but writing them, helping others, sharing with others, is about the closet thing I have ever felt to TRUE PEACE. — Well that and an extended stay in one of those massage chairs at Brookstone.
But I digress,
As Abraham did, when we go off and commit adultery with a slave (any thought that binds you) to give birth to an Ishmael, we are in fact having relations with Religion, and man made traditions and doctrines.
Religion creates a new god for us to worship, we call him Jesus, and every year our traditions allow us to control him. We give birth to him, we kill him, and we ressurect him. Every single year. With man’s holidays like Christmas and Easter, etc. Then Religion says, all you have to do is accept him (it’s us who does the work) and then we have to continue to go to man made church until he returns. Even the Lord of Hosts has never left us, nor forsaken us.
(Now look, I LOVE the holidays, and I think it is even a good thing that God has permitted such. But we need to remember the ONLY PLACE CHRIST IS BORN is WITHIN US)
The Christ child, birthed right there AMONG THE ANIMALS (MAN’S CARNAL THOUGHTS)
You see the Barren womb (our soul) wants to be filled, and if we are not careful, we will give birth to the exact opposite of what God had promised to begin with.
ABRAHAM impregnating Hagar is a symbol of Mankind, giving birth to the FALSE CHRIST, ANTI-CHRIST, CARNAL RELIGIOUS MAN… ISHMAEL
This 1st born man is NOT SPIRITUAL but NATURAL/SENSUAL/TEMPORAL not eternal – We create this Ishmael, because we are so desperate to be free from our affliction (which is where Ishmael gets his name, from affliction/suffering. We would rather commit adultery with man’s god and become a slave to Man’s tradition and vile teachings than to simply wait on the Lord.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
And for awhile we rejoice in this for a moment. But this Ishmael (first born carnal religious) man ends up threatening the TRUE CHILD of CHRIST within which will manifest one day.
This is why, just like Abraham, we must rid ourselves of the CARNAL FIRST BORN EGO MAN – so our TRUE LIFE (Christ) can be born and rule.
In that day. The ELDER (CARNAL) will serve the younger (Christ)
We can look at ISHMAEL AND ISAAC another way. Look at Ishmael as our conscious temporal mind, the mind that has to conquer and kill with its bare hands (Ishmael was a hunter) – Ishmael is our waking mind, our Ego, the man that lacks true faith in God… Now look at Isaac, the CHRIST WITHIN, in whom ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE… If we don’t allow CHRIST TO INCREASE and our CARNAL EGO to decrease, our purpose will never become full.
We must in fact, get rid of ISHMAEL. We must cast away our carnal thoughts and every thought that exhalts itself above the TRUTH/CHRIST. We have to KICK THIS OLD MAN OUT, and let CHRIST RULE AND REIGN.
For that is who we are, CHRIST TRAPPED INSIDE the prison of this FLESH (CARNAL/SOULISH) THINKING.
We see stories of the Barren womb all over scripture. I really want to hammer this point home. The reason in the physical there are abortion, infertility, rapes, and other horrendous acts, is because in the spiritual these are happening as well.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Whatever we think, carnal or spiritual, becomes. WHATEVER SOMEONE BELIEVES IN THEIR HEART THAT THEY ARE! … WITH FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! (shall I go on) It’s all about our beliefs and where they are coming from.
And what is HEAVEN and what is EARTH?
Well there was a time, I looked into the stars and prayed to God as if he was out there afar. I looked beneath at my feet and said this is the earth isn’t it neat? But then the 1st Heaven and 1ST Earth passed away.
I no longer saw HEAVEN and EARTH carnally. I DID NOT SEE IT AS OUTSIDE MYSELF. I did not see God as an angry lightning bolt thrower sitting on a throne past the milky way… The 1st Heaven and Earth passed away.
Because I know that what I see, IS NOT REAL or INFINITE. So I understood there was a SECOND HEAVEN AND EARTH.
I saw a SECOND HEAVEN AND EARTH open up to me. And I realized that HEAVEN and EARTH are both WITHIN. Heaven is GOD’S TRUTH AND WAYS… Earth is Man’s understanding and ways.
“As the Heavens are above the Earth, so are God’s ways above Man’s”
The 2nd Heaven and Earth, is the union of God’s ways in Man’s heart. But until that day, our carnal sick thoughts produce the sick things in the world today. The physical is an expression of the spiritual state of things. And WE CAN CHANGE THIS! We are the miracle makers, because we BECOME THE CHRIST, when OUR ISHMAEL IS SENT AWAY.
You want to know the mystery of the new heaven and earth. Here.
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
In the New Heaven and Earth DWELLS righteousness… It boggles my mind, how people will make up fairy tales and explain what the new heaven and earth is WITHOUT EVER CONSIDERING what scripture says it to be.
2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
In the NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH – Dwells RIGHTEOUSNESS … let’s see where else, Righteousness dwells, as it dwells IN US, in the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (which is Righteousness, peace, and joy)
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
The NEW HEAVEN and the NEW EARTH, is when the TWO become one. When Man’s soul and God’s spirit unite and CHRIST IN US is manifested for all to see!
1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
Now when Abraham was promised a Child, first God gave him a key to unlock this great potential that was dormant in his loins (soul/heart) — God said.
Genesis 17:9And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
This is the point, God promised that he would give Abraham the desire of his heart, only if he FIRST, kept God’s covenant. Which was to circumcise the Flesh.
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
This has NOTHING to do with literal circumcision, but has everything to do with PUTTING OFF THE CORRUPT WORKS OF THE FLESH.
There are dreams God has placed in our hearts, these are the CHILDREN (purpose, destiny, with CHRIST IN YOU) that are waiting to be birthed within us all. BUT FIRST WE MUST put off the works of the Flesh. To have these “children (God’s promise)” we must return to the Lord.
And what is the WORLD, (It is not the literal world that comes to an end) it is ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, The lust of the Flesh, The Lust of the eyes, the pride of Life.
Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
So we see that to give BIRTH to our DESTINY which is CHRIST REVEALED IN US, AS US, THROUGH US, FOR US. We must do as Abraham did. WE MUST put off that former conversation, we must become BORN AGAIN in our THINKING!
So you want your purpose to be fulfilled, you want to find peace, you want CHRIST, and I mean the REAL SON OF GOD, that is WITHIN YOU… put off your false beliefs, leave your man made shadow lodges and come into the LIGHT. FLEE BABYLON ALREADY and God will give you your promise.
Exudos 23:25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
When you do this…. Guess what happens? It’s time for Karaoke! (singing)
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
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THE DEATH OF RELIGION Samuel said to Saul, “You’ve done foolishly… Now YOUR kingdom shall NOT continue. The Lord is looking for those after his own heart!”
If this above passage doesn’t speak volumes to you about the state of religion today then you must revist this story again. Saul’s Kingdom was in the wilderness, David’s Kingdom was established in the land of promise. Saul was consumed with pride, tormented, no longer cared for God’s timing or ways. Saul could not kill the GIANT carnal nature within him, because his man made armor did not fit. Instead of recognizing the new day and the way of love and faith, Saul sought to kill the “beloved of God/David”. David (Those beloved of God) would not take the Kingdom by force, but waited on God. In the end Saul would perish, as would those who stood with him. David would assume the crown of Righteousness. This is the day we are in. The Death of Religious abuse and persecution is at it’s end. And we, Like David, will dance into the land of promise naked (free from the religius beliefs that hid our true nature from sight)
This is a wake up call for all of us. We must ask God “teach me the truth no matter what the cost.” Because LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, PEACE, AND SHARING is what will bring the greatest riches to mankind. I pray this speaks directly to those who need to hear it.