Be Perfect?

Be Perfect?

Life can be so very hard at times. And there is great suffering in the lives of so many, here in the states as well as around the world. Many question why? In the book of Lamentations, God is questioned again and again as to why he brings such suffering and misery into the lives of those that ignorantly walked out of their union. In the end the answer is to return to this unity, to return to trusting God, returning to the understanding that if you do good to those you around you, you will recieve good yourself. To better our lives we must first understand that we will have dificult times, and that we must be able to not allow our hard times to brings us into the pits of hell (ignorant suffering). We must truly know that even our suffering, even our hardship, is perfect work that will ultimately lead us to a place where we walked again, not after our vain imagination (believing our ego is in control), but we walk after the path that has been predetermined for us. The path that has been set before us will not always be an easy one, but if we truly understand it is a necessary part of our growth and we don’t condemn ourself when we allow it to get to us, then we will find our suffering fade away, and our hope increase. I hope you enjoy this simple video I did last night, and it reminds you that no one in this world was perfect (as we know perfection to be). So don’t beat yourself up, be encouraged, you are here reading this, you are in this moment exactly where you need to be, which means, you haven’t messed anything up. EVERYTHING REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU HAVE PERCIEVED IT HAS BROUGHT YOU TO THIS MOMENT! Without your past you would not be who you are today, now it’s time to move past your past, and embrace and be thankful for the moment. Peace Jacob

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Present Suffering? – Video

Present Suffering? – Video

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

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It’s Beneath You!



IT’S BENEATH YOU!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

But wait there is more!

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death


Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

DEAL WITH IT! GOD’S IN CONTROL

DEAL WITH IT! GOD’S IN CONTROL

Many people believe God doesn’t want us to have trials and testing. Many state God doesn’t want suffering, or hardship, yet to be free from these hard times one must first understand why they are going through what they are going through and find all the good in it! Regardless of your circumstances, regardless of what you are suffering, GOOD WILL COME OF IT! You are where you are for a reason, but that doesn’t mean that is where you will always be. God is in control, and when you know you are God’s son, then you submit everything to the LIFE within you, and the two become one, and NOTHING CAN EVER AGAIN KEEP YOU FROM PEACE OR OVERCOMING! BELIEVE!

THIS THING CALLED LIFE – Part One

THIS THING CALLED LIFE

THURSDAY 1/13/2011

It’s sad how poorly people treat their fellowman. It doesn’t matter if it’s in church, at work, a cemetary, or a newspaper stand. At the gym, the store line your standing in, the red light that just turns green but you paused long enough for the person behind you to scream, to beep their horn with hands raised, as if you’ve killed their best friend and ruined their whole day.

Yes, I paid attention today, so many sad and hurtful things I saw people do, and say. From the teens I encountered, to those much older and even those my age. Some were just disgusted by the things that I said or wrote. Seeing my writings as heretical and never once considering they are simple, analytical, philosophical, theoretical, love notes.

I am nothing more than a man who tries, who cries, and mourns the selfish in the land whose behavior has gotten out of hand, and prays to help in a small simple way.

But this is not my story alone. You all have these feelings, as you sit there reading this at your home. This one thing you know, there are more callous people around you, you may say…but we must always ask ourselves, “Is it them, or is it us behaving this way?”. We need to be self aware, we need to judge our own actions and not those that mock us, point, or stare.

These are some questions to ask, I’m sorry if you feel I’m putting you to task. But I promise it is worth your time. Because we all grow and change when the truth of who we are, we find. So, are you looking to build, or to tear down? To share and listen or do you claim that yours is the only higher and truer ground? Do you think you’re always right, and excuse your many fights, because you believe everyone else is the problem never you? Well my friend, this may not necessarily be true.

We all need to go within and see our sin, which is nothing more than foolish, ignorant thinking. We need to change from this and all will be well. Then we will love God will are our heart and love others as ourselves. We will escape this troubling mindset where we weep, gossip, and gnash our teeth, and we will finally begin to see the plan and purpose of living a life of liberty.

Persecution can come from anywhere. But trust me when I say, your enemies are there to make you better not worse. It may come from people at work. There are those I know, and suppose you do as well, that feel self entitled, like they are better than others, and so feel obligated and empowered to treat you and others like hell.

This hasn’t always been easy for me to say. But let me tell you that their actions and thinking is rooted in insecurity. It’s seed is greed and the need to feed their own ego and sense of self entitlement. Which is why they feel they can blow up, complain, mock, tear down, or throw up all their fear and hate on those that don’t make them feel secure. So their insecurity drives them to drive others to the floor.

Even here, where I simply share my beliefs, in the hopes of helping another find peace. There are those that come to simply tell me, “Desist and Cease!”

Many have said, I’m lost, don’t know what I’m doing or saying. They warned me of eternal damnation for writing about a God of purpose, forgiveness and love. They have told me my heart is with the devil and not with the one above. They say, “Tear down your writings you Satan you, but don’t worry I’m praying for you!”

But all they really want is for me to see God they way they do. Yet a tree is known by its fruit. So if condemnation, pride, hate and debate, is what grows on their branches why should I ever think as they think, or do as they do?

It’s a trap to live a life of pride, it’s actually insane. Chasing titles, or a name, demanding respect and honor, is a losing game. Jesus was one of many messengers that made this plain. When he took the dirty feet of those following him and cleaned each of them the same.

There are far too many NOT acting this way. Which is why I pray they will learn to put others first. It’s so sad to see people literally hating everything they don’t understand. Forget believing in a God of love, they are too busy trying to prove they are above everyone that threatens their beliefs and stance.

So they will attack you if you don’t line up with what they believe to be right.
Just remember it’s only so they can feel better about themselves at night.

Even though this treatment is never right, never try to fight it, because they do this for you, not to you, the sooner you see this, this burden will become very light.

Today is a day where I saw, read and heard many people say things that were not only rude, repulsive, demeaning and cruel, but I saw people trying to rule by putting others under their thumb. Whether it was the young guy filling his work out bottle at the waterfountain not caring about the old man panting away, or the grumpy driver who cut me off when I had the right of way. Or the receptionist that could’t give me the literal time of day, but pointed to the clock behind me, rolled her eyes, as if I was the biggest idiot in the store at the time.

At stores, restaurants and more, today you’re floored by the way your treated when your paying for a service that has truly forgotten the customer is always right. Yes, I know some buyers are wrong, down right mean, and start the fight, but why is it this treatment goes on and on?

If you are to ask, why people continue to act, like they are center of the world and no one else will ever matter. You will find an explanation that will make you sad not madder.

People have been tricked. They believe they are not important, someone lacking and less than they truly are. So, regardless of if they have money driving a fancy car, or are broke collecting foodstamps to trade at the bar, many, oh so many, don’t care about anything but their own misery that they in turn spread like a flu at the mall.

Now the reason this is hard for many is, let’s face it, we’ve have years of others treating us that way as well. But I know we can do better, I know we can forgive, love, encourage and move on. Although it hurts me to see how selfish so many have become, especially those that say, they have come in the Name of God’s Son.

But neither you or I can change these people with our disdain, pain or anger. We can only change re-arrange our own feelings toward them and not care if we no longer belong. To love them and expect nothing more from them is the only way. Perhaps if more do this, we won’t see people starving or war mongering but we will be able to say, “Our brothers and sisters are important, regardless of color or creed, gone are the days of hate and great need.”

Concerning your faith. If you believe a certain way and are passionate about sharing it without shoving it down anyone’s throat or forcing your beliefs in another’s face. Remember you will have critics that will say invariably that you’re an idiot and dead wrong. They will go to great lengths to prove it, even if they have to twist the facts, tear you down, gather an army of yes maen around them to feel better about themselves. But don’t be angry for these poor, sad, insecure brothers and sisters of yours.

They may mock you, and tear you down. But this is because you have done good not bad. This is because you have helped others where they only say they have. It is because you have done what they don’t care to do and so long as you want to make a positive difference, you are the reminder that their hateful, insecure nature doesn’t belong. And so they will come out of the woodwork to shut you up, because your very existence will make their stomach churn. But you will turn and like a parent who knows better than to spurn a child’s acting out, you will say with a whisper not a shout. “I know you’re hurting and are scared, but I hope you’re prepared because whatever you have done and do to me, you’ll soon find in return. Wouldn’t it be better, to stop attacking those you simply believe and say are wrong.

It’s rare to find, someone who cares enough to make the time to return a favor, an email, or a call. Much less someone who is grateful for all you have done for them and for everytime for them you have gone to bat. They may even be the ones that betray you with that kiss and hold up the very rope designed to make you fall.

I saw people lying today, knew of people crying for the way some have treated them or what they heard others say to their face of behind their back. I answered emails, which I really should call attacks, and tried to reach those that only wanted to do me wrong. You see, we must love them where they are, but we also don’t have to be the doormat on which we allow them to stand on for long.

There is now a time, for a people to rise, without name, stature, or the need for others to make them feel better about themselves. That kind of behavior is reserved for those dwellers of hell.

Before these people is as the garden of Eden, they see peace at the finish line and a desert wasteland behind. And those that come against them, with be forced to changed or step aside.

The Truth only hurts, until insecurity, fear, hate, greed, and bias disperse, leaving only the humble and encouraging parts of that person to help others stand tall.

So starting today, I am going to believe and pray that the life we are all living will change.

So come against me, one and all. Say your piece and I will release you from all your wrong doing, but it will be you that realises who is rising and who is not hearing the call. I will see a world of peace, a community of believers, regardless of belief, that link arms and sing songs, about how wrong they and others have been, in the days of Adam’s fall!

JACOB
http://www.jacobisrael.org
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BREATHE AND PUSH – A POEM


Breathe and Push

Change was taking place, something bright, something new.
A life was taking shape, but what is was, no one knew.

No one expected, no one prepared, just another day in another life.
Business as usual it seemed, until something wasn’t right.

Sickness in the morning, a great hunger in the afternoon,
A change was taking place, that much, to her, unfortunately was true.

“What is going on with me? Why do I look and feel this way?”
“Life was better before this happened,” that, she would always say.

“I’m tired, I’m angry, my feet and back hurt too.”
“I can’t sleep, I’m always moody and I don’t know what to do.”
“When will this nightmare end? Please God tell me, what did I ever do to you?”

“I’m not a bad person, so why should I suffer this way?”
“The only advice I seem to hear, is breathe and push when pain attacks my back and legs.”

“I do not want this, I would rather die than live like this another day.”
“Why should I push and prepare myself for anything that makes me feel this way?”

“I can’t take it! I hate it! So one kill me, I mean it, the pain is too great!”
“Nothing is worth this torture I feel, this is all a big mistake!”

Then, in one breath, in one push, in one moment in time.
The pain was gone, the fight was over and then a babies cry.

“Oh my God, she’s so beautiful,” the mother said with grateful tears in her eyes.
She couldn’t believe that after all that pain everything finally felt right.
Wrapped in a blanket, the baby slept as the Mother held her tight.
Her past forgotten, her anger gone, replaced by the joy and hope of having a new life.

We all go through difficult times. We all feel like our suffering will never end. We all wonder why it is we hurt the way we do. But when the pains of life come and you feel like you want to give up, just remember, you never know what may be waiting for you on the other side if you don’t. So, hold on, take a breath, and push through. If you do this, you may just find that your present suffering is nothing compared to what God is about to reveal in you.

Jacob

LET GO AND LET GOD


LET GO AND LET GOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, back to those KIDS and their perfected PRAISE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LET’S GO TO THE GARDEN SHALL WE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And what is this FRUIT that our suffering produces?

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

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

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

We THEN understand.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Peace to you and yours, Jacob
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