I know, I know, what sort of title is that? The Demonic Was You? Who does Jacob think he is 🙂 In any event, it is true. You either were the DEMONIAC or you ARE the DEMONIAC. Like every story in scripture, it is an allegory ABOUT YOU!

So today I take on LEGION (OH NOOOOOO! Screams the fearful peanut gallery)… Well I am sure many of you have heard the story of the demoniac, named Legion. “I am Legion for I am many” <-insert scary voice.

Many movies have been made about this so called possesed man. Many STORIES have been told about this possessed man. So what and who is this "demoniac".

Mark 5
1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

First let me point out, about the COUNTRY Jesus came into, a great allegory of OUR JOURNEY. “Gadarenes” in Greek translates into “Reward at the End”. Notice when he enters this “country” IMMEDIATELY he is met by someone COMING OUT OF THE TOMBS. (Jesus dealt with many people coming out of tombs, his flesh body placed in a tomb, and many people he actually called “white washes tombs”.)

Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open TOMB; they flatter with their tongue.

He also compared many of the Religious to White washed tombs, looking all clean on the outside but on the inside filled with dead men’s bones… Indeed, many of us have come out of the TOMB of RELIGIOUS IGNORANCE. We walk in those doors and soon we are told we are DEAD in our Trespasses, and that we are SINNERS hellbound, unless we do exactly what they say… And that is of course, to LIVE by the LAW, which was written on STONES. And we end up “cutting” ourselves with these stones. We begin to hate ourselves, we think we are no good, we learn to condemn ourselves for every little thing we don’t do right. We become SPIRITUAL DEAD and wait patiently for someone to rescue us. Because of course, we are told that salvation is “COMING SOON” instead of RIGHT NOW.

But WE WILL learn much about how to be saved, and healed, by the story of the DEMONIAC, which could in fact be a wonderful allegory of everyone of us… Notice what had to FIRST HAPPEN before the Demoniac was HEALED… “He” had to COME OUT OF THE TOMB TO MEET CHRIST… We need to do the same. We need to FIRST COME OUT OF THE TOMB (religious ignorance/vain tradition/man made teachings) and MEET CHRIST/TRUTH.

Today I will focus on the account written in the Book of Luke. And hopefully by the end of this article it will open our eyes to a greater understand of what this story is about. And we will let go of all the spooky things we have believed about it.

Once again, we are about to learn how the story presented in scripture is an ALLEGORY, a PARABLE, a STORY with a Moral to learn. It is, as Jesus says, a MYSTERY. And mysteries are meant to be solved, the truth needs to be revealed. And this story, regardless of how many of you will disagree, is about HUMANITY as a whole. But for the sake of this paper, I am going to write about YOU! That’s right, you either are, or have been, this DEMONIAC. So put down the holy water Father Tom, and stop clinging to that Gold Cross Eunice, because silly superstition has no place at the LADDER. We deal WITH TRUTH here. Well, at least I pray that is what is presented below.

And like always say, I am not the authority on the things of God, God is. So go within, seek God to see if these things be true. Because I could be wrong. I DOUBT IT! But I don’t want anyone to just say, “Hey this makes sense… I want it to resonate in your spirit, and then have each of you ask God, IS THIS TRUE?”

Okay now that I got my disclaimer out of the way, let’s move on shall we?

Now for those of you that are going to say, there was a literal possessed naked man, who broke literal chains, and lived in a literal tomb, and cut himself with literal stones… I say, GET OVER IT ALREADY! These are all SYMBOLS!

Now, granted there may have been some nut running around nude in a tomb, but if that be the case it was only, so the MORAL, and TRUTH, of this STORY can be revealed IN US, TO US, FOR US.

But hey, believe what you want to believe and I am not going to argue over whether or not this story HAPPENED (past tense). Because we are NOT meant to focus on the PAST, unless it is to reveal a PRESENT TRUTH. So don’t look behind you! Look at what is before you.

So choose this day what you will serve, things that literally happened and no longer exist. Which profits you nothing. Or put aside the debate over whether or not things literally happened, and ask God to reveal what these stories mean IN PRESENT TRUTH. This is how we MOVE ON to the HIGH CALLING OF CHRIST.

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

Like our mistakes, our glories, we need never look behind. Once we start dealing in what no longer exists (as opposed to seeing in the LIGHT (truth) what it means) we are like Lot’s wife.

Luke 9:62
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and LOOKING BACK, is fit for the kingdom of God.

It’s time for us to stop with all the vain traditions and beliefs. We need to stop re-creating and re-living what may or may not have literally happened, and move unto perfect understanding.

This essay will show you why we all need to allow the Spirit WITHIN us, to reveal what these “stories” mean, not to recite and re-live these “stories” as if they are literal.

When you are through reading this article, I believe you will SEE (perceive) who and what this Demoniac really is… CARNAL MANKIND!

Don’t believe me, read on as I break this “story” down line by line.

LUKE 8: 26 -And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

The “they” in this story are THOSE in the VESSEL with CHRIST. IS A PICTURE OF US, the BODY OF CHRIST!

But I continue on, Christ had just calmed the WINDS (false doctrines) after being WAKENED out of his SLEEP. This is a picture of THE TRUTH being AWAKENED inside of us and calming all of the fears manmade religion and worldly thinking has placed inside us.

Ephesians 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children (Immature on the faith), tossed to and fro, and carried about with every WIND OF DOCTRINE, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

Here it is easy to see, the WIND is compared to the deciet of CARNAL MAN… This is the GREAT STORM, the disciples (US) need to be SAVED FROM. This storm of LIES, can only come to an end when the CHRIST (TRUTH) within us, is ROUSED FROM SLEEP. (Ressurected from the death of our CARNALITY)

Romans 13:11
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

The instant the TRUTH (CHRIST) is risen in our hearts, we are saved from the MANY LIES religion throws our way. We also learn that we had so little faith.

After this happens, we arrive at a new place, AS we see recorded in this Gospel. The disciples came to The GADARENES, which as I wrote earlier, in the GREEK translates into Gadarenes = “Reward at the END”

Let me translate some other words from STRONGS, for you as well.

LUKE 8: 26 -And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against (On the opposite side) Galilee. (Circuit/Unbroken cycle)

Now, let me place US where the word THEY is, with all the translations in place. And a great mystery unfolds.

And “WE” arrived at a place in (our) lives where (we) understand the REWARD COMES AT THE END of (our) journey. Which is in direct opposition to where we once were (going round and round and round with no hope of finding an end to the hellish storms we face in life/death=our ignorance)

You men of “Galillee” – You people wondering in circles will never find the promise land, until you stop doing what you have always done.

27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.

Yes, like every story in scripture, it is a story about us. We are the VESSEL Christ was asleep in, we are those that WOKE CHRIST UP from within. This is a picture of OUR BEGINNING to understand the TRUTH of who we are, who God is, A GOD NOT TO BE FEARED BUT A GOD WHO LOVES, HEALS, AND FORGIVES.

We begin to understand that all the nonsense religious teachings that told us we were on a one way trip to eternal torture we no longer need fear. We learn the REWARD is found at the END of our journey, and we now find a purpose, no longer trapped in a meaningless cycle/circuit/Galillee.

And when the TRUTH (Holy Spirit/Christ) goes forth, which means (arises) we find ourselves face to face with a “certain Man” – We come face to face with ourself. (The Carnal Man IN us.) The one that had DEVILS a long time… Now a DEVIL is not some spooky monster, see my article on this. A DEVIL is merely a FALSE BELIEF, LIES… The Devil is the FATHER OF ALL LIES, devils WOULD be LIES than wouldn’t they?

We see our NAKEDNESS, as this Demoniac was naked. This is a symbol of living in SHAME. ADAM saw his nakedness and began to FEAR GOD… The Demoniac had the same problem. “Legion” who is MANY. TOO MANY of us, hate ourselves, are ashamed of who we are, and see God as a hateful monster waiting to torture us for all eternity.

But when we EXIT THE TOMB we face CHRIST for the first time. We like the demoniac believe WE WILL BE TORMENTED by Christ. Or Condemned by the Great LIFE AND TRUTH of God, but Christ didn’t come to condemn but to save.

28When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

When WE can only see all of our faults, which RELIGION’S FALSE BELIEFS (TOMBS) brainwashed us to FOCUS ON, and not on the TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE WITHIN… When we see the TRUTH, we believe we are so UNWORTHY OF GOD, this is why the DEMONIAC fell down, and screamed, “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO WITH YOU?” –The STONES of RELIGION we have been CUT WITH, teach us, WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST… They teach that Christ will RETURN (as opposed to being revealed in us) and that CHRIST will KILL AND DESTROY anyone who doesn’t do what those white washed tombs tell you, you have to do. “What have “I” to do with the SON OF THE MOST HIGH?”

At this point in our walk, we are still so IMMATURE in our faith. We can’t possibly grasp who we ARE in CHRIST. We think that we have NOTHING at all to do with CHRIST. Thanks to our RELIGIOUS LEADERS and the WORLD.

Galatians 3-4
“As a child we differ nothing from a slave, THOUGH WE BE LORD OF ALL”

We were taught that Christ condemns, yet NOW we learn that CHRIST did not come to do that. Christ ARISES to SAVE US from our ignorance. That is exactly what Christ does for the DEMONIAC (us in our ignorance). Christ doesn’t TORMENT him as “He/HUMANITY” thinks… NO! He heals!

29(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

Our false beliefs had to be driven out. These lies we believed kept us in CHAINS. And when the TRUTH of God RISES in your heart/mind, these lies are driven out indeed. We are tested in the wilderness of this world until every lie is gone. This is a process. You don’t get your Masters Degree from the Master in one simple lesson/revelation. Like the layers of the onion, each stinking lie needs to be peeled away until you get to the sweet core of your being, (I be n God), which is CHRIST.

30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

The TRUTH within, (WHICH IS CHRIST), get’s US to truly question, WHO WE ARE? 30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name?

And in our ignorance, HUMANITY thinks we are MANY SEPERATE BEINGS, as opposed to being ONE PART, ONE BODY, ONE CHRIST. We believed we were seperate from others, because of the MANY LIES (devils) we believed.

In Mark’s account, he says “Legion, for we are many” – these are the MANY demons/lies that afflict us. Look at what the MANY really are… Enemies, Lies, strongholds, Laws, imaginations, etc. DON’T BELIEVE ME, CHECK OUT THE MANY VERSES BELOW ON THE “MANY”.

Psalm 25:19
Consider mine enemies; for they are MANY; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Proverbs 19:21
There are MANY devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Psalm 55:18
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were MANY with me.

Psalm 34:19
MANY are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

This is the battle in HEAVEN (within us/kingdom of Heaven is within) taking place. The ENEMIES (lies about God and You) “enemies of God”, have nothing to do with LITERAL MEN AND WOMEN, but the enemy of God, is ANY THOUGHT that exhalts itself ABOVE the truth. These are the MANY LIES, we believed. The MANY thoughts/beliefs we have that keep us BOUND, that make our dwelling place (temple) a tomb (death/ignorance). This is why Christ saves us, from thie ENEMIES/DEMONS/LIES/IMAGINATIONS…

2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

Yes, God delivers us all out of our afflictions, which are but for a moment. The question is when the LIES are cast out, where do they go?

31And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the DEEP.

What is this “deep” that these LIES should NOT go?

Psalm 92:5
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very DEEP.

These ARE the works/TRUTHS of the LORD, and his wonders in THE DEEP. When the LIGHT of Christ rises in our heart, we pray to no longer have these LIES in our HEART (Christ’s thoughts are not mans). We want to know the TRUTH no matter what the cost. We don’t want these lies in our thoughts. We pray, “Lord please don’t let me believe lies anymore, please don’t let them take residence in my heart.”

These “devils” are not intelligent beings that are literally having a conversation with Jesus here. It is a picture of how there is no longer a place for these lies IN US. The question then becomes, WHERE ARE THESE LIES (devils) welcome?

32And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

Ah, a herd of swine. Now for those who think these are literal PIGS, you have another thing coming. SWINE are filthy animals that eat anything, even their own feces, as well as living in their own filth. SWINE are an allegory for the CARNAL MAN AND WOMAN of the world.

Matthew 7:6
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before SWINE, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Proverbs 11:22
As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

SWINE are the lost ignorant masses that have no understanding, discretion, wisdom. They will eat whatever slop (DOCTRINES) is thrown in front of them. They do not discern between what is right/true and wrong/lies.

33Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and were choked.

When the TRUTH rises in our heart, we are set free from all the lies that kept us in the bonds of shame (pictured as nakedness, earlier). We begin to see the LIES in those around us, the many religious lost.

The LIES that once possessed us (we believed) we now see in so many others. And we realize they will DIE (continue in their ignorance) the longer they are possessed (believe) by them.

In this account we see them, RUNNING VIOLENTLY toward the SEA… And what is the SEA again people? (The unrepentant, ignorant thinking of carnality, death and hell)

Revelation 20:13
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

There is no LIFE in the SEA. This is why JESUS walked ABOVE it, he NEVER fell in like Peter did (That dirty SINNER lol). Jesus FISHED men out of the SEA, as shall we. WE MUST FISH MEN OUT OF THE IGNORANCE OF THE WORLD AND RELIGION. “I will make you fishers of mankind”

So of course, once the SWINE believe these lies, they would run for the SEA. IT IS WHERE THE DEAD DWELL (where the ignorant exist).

The good news is ONE DAY, there will be no more SEA.

Revelation 21:1
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Like the Demoniac in this “story” when we no longer look above for Heaven or below our Feet for the Earth (Physical 1st heaven and earth) a NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH opens up to us, a NEW UNDERSTANDING AND TRUTH WITHIN. When this happens, there will be no ignorance, there will be no place for DEATH.

But back to the rest of the story.

34When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.

This happens to many of us today, as well. Once we are delivered from the bondage of religious and worldly chains, once we RETURN TO OUR RIGHT MIND (The Mind of Christ). We flee from Babylon and all of its beliefs. And when the Religious leaders of the world SEE that we have been released from the bondage of their lies, they DEPART from us. They want nothing to do with us.

Try telling any legalistic Priest, Pastor, Evangelist, Rabbi, Iman, etc that that God will deliver everyone, and has a plan and purpose for everyone, and will make “EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S TIME”. You will see how quickly he departs from you, or asks you to depart. And so is the same for us, the FORMER Demoniac.

We were once blind, lost, dead in our ignorance. Then Christ rose, the Truth inside of us, cast out the lies. We saw others in the world who SWALLOWED these very same lies whole. And when those that FEED THEM (Shephard/Pastor them), when the swines RELIGIOUS LEADERS see we are in our RIGHT MIND… they get scared.

And why wouldn’t they? The Day of the Lord is a scary day! When the TRUTH comes, it shows you everything you once believed is a lie. Many don’t want to give up their man made churches and temples, many don’t want to give up their vain traditions and beliefs. They would rather remain with the pigs then with the Truth.

35Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

And the same will happen to you. If you understand the words of this paper, than you have been delivered as the Demoniac.

The Christ In You will begin to shine bright. But you MUST remember, many, many, many are NOT where you now are. That doesn’t make you better, it just means you are where you are and they are where they are. We are not to make judgments against the unbelievers, we are to love them and understand that they are limited for the moment in their understanding.

So if you are kicked out of your churches or temples or mosques for your new understanding. Leave without a fight. Don’t get upset, don’t be hurt, PRAISE GOD FOR IT!

2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

You have been set FREE from the YOLK of religious LIES (DEVILS). Don’t allow yourself to be entangled in it again. The Truth In You has no place with the Lies of Religious Man. So leave when asked, as Christ left.

37Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear

Now here is the good news, THE FEAR OF THE LORD is the BEGINNING of WISDOM. Remember the SOWER scattered the SEED everywhere. Even in places most would think the SEED would NEVER grow.

Even though your one time brothers and sisters in Church, may reject you. The TRUTH has still been planted in their hearts by your witness. And God’s word does not return void.

So rejoice if you are rejected or persecuted for being delivered from the many lies that kept you bound and existing in death (ignorance)…

The TRUTH WITHIN you is a GREAT LIGHT that will draw all mankind, once it is LIFTED UP WITHIN YOU.

John 12:32
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
And isn’t that exactly what happened in this “story”?

Once you raise the TRUTH (CHRIST) up from your SOULISH NATURE, ALL will be drawn.

38Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

For the moment, it may seem that your new found understanding is falling upon deaf ears. For the moment, you may be attacked by others, torn down, mocked, but soon what Christ has done will be PUBLISHED (remembered) throughout the whole CITY and those that, for the moment, act as your enemy will soon return to greet you as a friend.

Peace to you all,


                   THE OTHER SIDE

This weekend I wanted to do something different. Instead of doing a paper on a particular subject, I decided to take one chapter out of the book of Matthew and see what interpretation comes to me with it.

I didn’t know what to write this morning, but felt like I needed to. As a writer you get that itch and its needs a scratching, so I began to think about what would I share… One of the things that came to mind was where Jesus said he had “no where to lay his head”. That was about 5am, I went about my usual routine and then sat to write, forgetting the thought I had.

Then when going through some of my older papers I noticed I had a page title MATTHEW CHAPTER 8, I opened it and there was nothing but the chapter, no insight, no notes, no nothing… But then, I SAW IT! The very thing I had originally thought about this morning, “foxes have holes, but Jesus had nowhere to lay his head.” Now if you have learned anything about me, you know, I do not believe in coincidence. There was a reason I thought of this scripture this morning, and there was a reason why I found it one hour later.

So let’s see what comes out of Matthew 8 this morning. Enjoy! Matthew 8

1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

Christ, we know by now is the TRUTH OF GOD. Well when the TRUTH comes down from the mountain. It is symbolic of a “HIGHER SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING”  coming down to us. This HIGHER TRUTH which is Christ is now in our midst, our grasp, our understanding.  And when this TRUTH is revealed to us, we see how “sick’ we were before it.

2And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

A leper is a great symbol, it is the disease of the FLESH, and it is incredibly contagious. As a lie spreads quickly, so does Leprousy. The individual covers in leprous sores and scales as the Flesh rots away until death.

 Scripture teaches us in Ecclesiastes that “scales” are a symbol of our “Carnal Pride”. When the TRUTH is revealed to us, we see how SICK we are. Let’s face it before CHRIST, we are all sick in the FLESH (our carnality) and when the TRUTH of GOD is revealed to us, we want to become clean (MADE WHOLE)

3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

The Hand is a SYMBOL of one’s authority and position. Christ sits on the RIGHT HAND of the FATHER. Moses led Israel out with his HAND. This is why we see the allegory of the Christ healing the man with the WITHERED hand on the Sabbath. I even used this wonderful allegory in my novel, where the lead character’s teacher “Mr. Brooks” has a withered hand. Being symbolic of how the first spiritual teachers we have in life are stunted, and do not have the AUTHORITY of GOD. But Christ is the embodiment of GOD’S TRUTH, and it is only the TRUTH that can heal the DISEASE of the FLESH (carnal mind) –And the instant we embrace this GOSPEL, the instant the TRUTH OF GOD is revealed to us, we want to be made WHOLE. And the process begins. You see, the TRUTH casts out the LIE, so once we UNDERSTAND the MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (that is CHRIST within you/is you/as you). You are no longer under the curse of the Law and Flesh. But to be healed of your PRIDE AND CARNALITY you MUST understand that GOD IS IN CONTROL. You must submit to God’s authority. As Isaiah puts it in Chapt 46, “I am God and there is none else, I am God, and there is NONE like me. Declaring the end from the beginning.” … We must understand this to be made whole, for the life we live before the TRUTH is REVEALED to us, is an illusion, a lie. Indeed the first nature of MAN is dead/ignorant, all ego and no truth.

But when Christ comes down from that mountain, when the Truth is revealed to us from the heights of HEAVEN WITHIN, then we say… “it is no longer I that live, But Christ” as Paul said, and our DISEASE of the FLESH (IGNORANCE) is healed by recognizing its authority in our lives. “I can do nothing of myself” in other words. 

4And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Many question why after Jesus healed someone, he always said, “tell no one”. Here is the reason. The HEALING is WITHIN, and the understanding that these men and women came to, could NOT be understood until God drew others to the same Truth.

It is actually good advice. When I first came to some understanding, I went around telling everyone. Needless to say, few, if any at all were ready for such things. And I was attacked for this beautiful Gospel I had been given.

Instead, Jesus says, go and show the TRUTH to the PRIEST and to offer the gift that Moses commanded… Now this was a CLEANSING process, which always had to do with TWO ANIMALS, Birds, Lambs, etc… You can find the account in Leviticus 14. But I believe the point Jesus is making here, is there is no QUICK FIX. Even though we have been cleansed of the LIE (sin of our CARNAL MIND/FLESH) there is still a process we MUST go through. And part of that process, in Levititus we find, is cutting off all our hair (Our self effort and strength), clothes must be changed and cleaned (we need to wear new beliefs) etc… For those who think there is a POOF, your whole! Well, there isn’t.

Sure, there is A POOF when we are told the truth, we recognize it, understanding it, but it may take many, many years for us to WALK IT.

The big lie is looking at these “miracles” as something you can find at some Miracle healing crusade, it just doesn’t happen that way. This is why we have great reason to hope and not get discouraged. It is a process, even though the TRUTH has been revealed to us, we still have to go through the steps to bringing what is WITHIN, WITHOUT… and when that happens, WE BECOME THE LIVING EPISTLE read of all me. We become the TESTMONY.

5And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Now what is interesting is the definition of some of the words in this passage. Capernaum, for example literally translates into “Village of Comfort”. When the Truth is revealed to US, our COMFORTER (Christ/Holy Spirit) does come indeed, and we enter into to a place where we are brought to remembrance all things. This CENTURION which means “Ruler over One Hundred” or a soldier in the Roman Army, has a SERVANT. The one who SERVED him, he recognized was of great importance to him. “the greatest of all is servant to all”. His SERVANT was sick with the PALSY. Palsy which translates into PARALYTIC, is an allegory for us to learn from.

This servant had no ability to MOVE, to WALK, He was WEAK. – The symbol here is that THE SERVANT is CHRIST IN US, and before the TRUTH was revealed we had no hope for this SERVANT OF ALL, would be able to WALK/WORK/SERVE again.

This does not have much to do with a literal servant and literal Roman guard, but it has everything to do with Faith. The Guard understood by looking to the natural world and order of things, he learned the same would be true of spiritual things. As God created the temporal world to teach us and lead us to His Great Truth and Nature and Unity of Spirit. 

The Centurion knew that as He was in charge of others and only needed to say “do this” and others would do it. That in the spiritual he only needed to Believe, and this Great Truth that was Revealed In Him, would strength the SERVANT WITHIN. It was not the Centurion good works, study of scripture, or even his devotion to a church that gave him this favor, it was his UNDERSTANDING and FAITH. A lesson we all can learn from. But few do today.

11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

This great message, this great understanding, OUR HOPE OF GLORY will be revealed to MANY! And some today, will embrace their TRUE NATURE in Christ. But we will see many others will not, in fact they will fight the good news tooth and nail.

12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The outer darkness is a wonderful allegory… NO, IT IS NOT SOME PLACE OF INFINITE TORTURE… It is exactly what it is called, OUTER (outside) DARKNESS (ignorance) – There will be many that will put their faith in the EXTERNAL WORLD and in their own works. They will not see that God is in control AND within… They will not submit to the Truth that is within, they won’t seek this TRUTH/SPIRIT OF GOD to heal them. Instead, they will rely on their self effort, their own strength, which is why they find WEEPING and GNASHING OF TEETH. Which is another way of saying, suffering, backbiting, gossip, lies, sadness, they will find more testing instead of rest.

13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

This is why the CENTURION, who was NATURALLY looked upon as the enemy of ISRAEL was a picture of the Grafted ISRAEL, understanding that his own EFFORT was worthless, and that the TRUTH REVEALED could do all things. Notice, Jesus didn’t say I HEALED HIM… Jesus said, “as you have believed, so be it done unto you” …

We must realize in CHRIST ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, and that WITHOUT FAITH nothing is possible at all. Without faith we cannot please God, and if we cannot please God, we will not be PLEASED. (anyone catch that? :))

14And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.

Here the allegory continues, Peter’s House is symbolic of the TEMPLE of the LORD. His BODY is Peter’s house and WITHIN this “HOUSE” … His Mother was SICK. The Mother GIVES BIRTH to a person, the MOTHER is a picture of Mankind’s Soul/sense of Being, and IT WAS SICK.

The Mother was not MINISTERING to others, she was laid UP, much like the Centurion’s servant (useless)… But when the TRUTH was revealed WITHIN Peter’s HOUSE (Understanding)….

15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

Notice where Jesus touched her “the Hand” – He restored HIS AUTHORITY within. The TRUTH healed the MOTHER (Man’s SOUL). No longer would she produce disease, the SOUL would now minister the TRUTH… You see, we cannot be fruitful if our SOUL (who we think we are) is ILL. We need our SOUL and God’s Spirit to TOUCH, to become ONE. Then we will be ready to share the GOOD NEWS to the world, to cast out devils (false beliefs) and heal the sick (ignorant)

16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Think about that last line. CHRIST TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES… BORE OUR SICKNESS. This again, is a great mystery. For our LIFE is HID WITH CHRIST…In other words, CHRIST IS OUR LIFE. And because we have been separated from CHRIST in our THINKING, Christ DIED  because we began to believe we were something and someone that we were not.

For example, if I am the son of god and I begin to believe that I am merely a sinner, failed mortal who will die, the Truth of who I am DIES (I become ignorant of my TRUE NATURE) …

You see, when we began to believe that the EXTERNAL TEMPORAL world was truth, and that WE (our ego/antichrist) were god – The TRUTH (Christ IN us) was made subject to this VANITY, and had to BARE our sickness and infirmities (ignorance and suffering).

But when the TRUTH comes to us (revealed to us) we can be healed. All the lies we once believed are cast away, all the things that kept us from peace are disposed of. As Ishmael was cast away so Isaac could inherit the Kingdom, so we learn to rid ourselves of our First Natural Carnal Nature, so the CHRIST WITHIN can rule and reign. For that day we learn, it is not longer I (Jacob) that live, but CHRIST.

18Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

When the CHRIST (truth) is revealed IN US, we see those around us. We understand that not all of them are ready to hear what we hear(UNDERSTAND). We are told NOT TO TELL OTHERS of the miracle that has taken place inside of us, and we listen.

Here we see Jesus telling the multitudes to LEAVE HIM and go to the OTHERSIDE… In scripture we see the “Other side” as being the opposite of Truth… Remember the Good Samaritan, those who lacked the truth and charity passed along the “Other Side”… And like Jesus we must not try and force anyone to come and stay on the SIDE OF CHRIST, for not all will embrace such things at our whim and will.

We need to let them go, the Lord will deal with them as God dealt with us. No one can come to the Son unless the Father draws them, anyway. Jesus knew this, this is why he said, “get away from me” … Like Jack Nicholson in a few good men, Jesus could have screamed “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” and, few this day can. But the good news is all will.

19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

So many will say they want to know God, they want to know Christ, they want the Truth and nothing but the Truth. But Jesus understood, as we MUST understand, NOT EVERYONE in the WORLD is ready to follow this great MESSAGE wherever it will lead us. Even those who the world would think, would follow God, like the  SCRIBE we see here… But Jesus knew better.

20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Jesus knew, and we must understand also, that there is plenty of room in a man or woman’s heart for lies, false beliefs, and misconceptions, but the SON OF MAN has nowhere to lay his head. – Now this can be seen two different ways. One way is there are many that will not take on the Mind of Christ…

HOWEVER, the words SON OF MAN, give us another angle to look at this verse from. You see the SON OF GOD finds rest, but the SON OF MAN, will NEVER FIND REST. The Child of NATURAL MAN will never find rest, it is only the CHILD OF GOD that enters into this rest…

So we learn two things from this very revealing verse.

21And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

The CHILDREN of NATURAL MAN are too hung up on natural things. They always mistake the NATURE (spirit) for the NATURAL, The Messenger for the Message (Spirit).

A man or woman is not the body in which they inhabit, they are the SPIRIT within. If a disciple cannot get past this, how could they ever follow the TRUTH? If they believe they must BURY THEIR DEAD FATHER, they are DEAD (Ignorant) themselves.

23And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

This picture of the great storm and Jesus asleep, is the picture of US in the world. The Book of Revelation reveals that the SEA is mankind’s ways, nations, etc… The ways of the world. A SHIP is what is used to travel those seas. The SHIP is also compared to a good women in proverbs, and we see the woman is the one who gives birth, perhaps another allegory of our SOUL…

And when the TRUTH is ASLEEP inside of the ship (Our Soul) Meaning we are ignorant of it – STORMS come, WINDS (false doctrines), waves (Mankinds ways and thoughts pounding us) –

So the disciples STIRRED UP THEIR FAITH… and WOKE CHRIST UP. This is what we must do, WAKE UP the CHRIST WITHIN. This is the HOPE OF GLORY. When the TRUTH is alive and working in our lives, the storms of life become calm to us. We learn there is nothing to fear at all.

 28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

Here we see the OTHERSIDE again. This means the WORLD (lusts of flesh/eyes and pride of life) Jesus (The TRUTH) was revealing itself in GERGESENES – which literally means “a stranger drawing near” 

These demoniacs as they were known, are nothing more than STRANGERS to the faith. Notice there were TWO (duality), where there should be ONE in CHRIST. But they were COMING OUT OF THE TOMBS… This is actually a wonderful thing, as the TRUTH is REVEALED it draws the worldly men and women out of their old beliefs, they start to come out of the LIE.

29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Here shows the IGNORANCE of what the RELIGIOUS have taught us all. That JESUS comes to TORMENT instead of SAVE. We see this again and again in scripture, anyone who is “possessed” believes that the TRUE CHRIST will Torment them, instead of save them.

Think about what is taught today is a majority of Churches andReligions in the world… When the SAVIOR comes, those who do not follow will be TORTURED or HORRIBLY PUNISHED… This is a great lie. In fact it is because of this lie, that we are suffering. “according to your faith be it done unto you”… But these demoniacs did not know the TRUTH. That Christ has come to the world not to condemn it but to save it.

So what were they possessed with, that would make them think such things? LIES PEOPLE, FALSE BELIEFS, nothing more. Not spooky invisible monsters. So the POSSESSED come out of the TOMB (Carnal nature), and Jesus does NOT TORMENT them, instead, he casts the LIES out of them. So they come to their RIGHT MIND.

30And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 31So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

These lies are only welcome in the SWINE now. The SWINE are a picture of those who will believe about any slop thrown in front of them. The SWINE believe these lies, and guess what, they end up destroying themselves. Because the LIE brings Death, where the TRUTH will life.

32And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

Those that believe the LIES and FOLLOW the LUSTS OF THE WORLD will run quickly and dive deep into the traditions, and vain beliefs and ways of mankind. And yes, they will perish (become ignorant) in the waters (beliefs/lies)

33And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

Now this many of you reading right now have probably already experienced. Once someone on the “Other side” is FREED from the lies they have been fed over the years, the False Prophets, Teachers, and Shepherds, become angry… They think the work done in those delivered and saved is not of God, but many will say it is the work of the devil. Like some who have read my articles and most likely believed the same.

34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

And this is the sad state of affairs today, most of the world is so lost, they will believe these blind guides and kick out the TRUTH to continue on in the LIE. The darkness hates the Light, because it shows them their ways are evil (wrong). And no one wants to be wrong, do they?

So, don’t be offended if few, if any at all, will rejoice in your new found freedom in Christ. Do not be upset if you are attacked because of the liberty that has been revealed in you, as it was to so many before you.

Rejoice, and again I say Rejoice, because those on the OTHER SIDE will one day allow the TRUTH to be revealed WITHIN. And then there will be only one side, and that is CHRIST’S SIDE, out of which COMES A RIVER OF FLOWING WATER OF TRUTH!

Peace Jacob