Follow The Signs

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FOLLOW THE SIGNS!

I wanted to kick off the new and improved look of my website, which I hope makes it easier to read and navigate, with an essay I wrote many, many years ago. This is one only a few close to me have seen. It is indeed an eye opener and a reminder that not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord” is for the truth of the Kingdom.

First, I want to personally thank all of you for your great support and encouragement. It is so very needed today, we must all lift each other up especially when facing difficult times. And the times for many have been difficult, which is why I am always available for your emails, comments, and even phone calls. For those who want to email me personally, who are not already connected to me on facebook, please do send it to Thomascalls@aol.com. I so look forward to hearing all you have to say and being there for you in your time of need. Remember, of course, I am only one man and it may take time for me to respond, but I will.

In any event, I have been sharing lately about the Signs of The Times. I have taken some criticism about this but this is nothing new to me and I know that criticism will come, but the truth lasts forever and cannot be moved. Anyone who takes the time to investigate all that I share will see that it is more important now, than ever before, to have faith, to love, to forgive, and to fear not. – I know this is easier said than done, but those who practice make perfect and perfect is a place we all are already seated in to begin with.

In church I was told miraculous stories about Jesus and his disciples. I was also told that one day, I too would be able to accomplish such feats. Many of you reading this today most likely, at some point in your life, believed that one day, like Jesus, you could literally walk on water. Like me, as a child, perhaps you have even dared to walk across the pool at the local YMCA only to find that you can’t do these things regardless of how hard you tried to believe you could.

We are even taught that these stories, these wonderful miraculous stories about how the enlightened could walk on water, heal the sick, speak foreign tongues, drink any poisonous thing and not be affected, and more, are signs of sorts.

It seemed to me when I was younger that many who call themselves Pastor, Bishop, etc, wanted to prove they had this “POWER”. And yes, every church I went too, supposedly had someone who “knew someone” who was healed, or experienced such power, like sight being given to the blind… and that is a beautiful thing. But the question I always had was, do these men and women who make such grand claims have the powers they claim?

Do they have the SIGNS that FOLLOW?

We have for too long been the victim of charlatans like the some big stars on Faith Based TV, who have made an extravagant living supposedly healing the sick and performing these “signs”. Of course, they lack actual tangible proof. And when proof is sought after those that prove it is a con, a sham, a business for liars, as many exposes have shown, these investigators are called instruments of Satan and they are condemned.

And sadly, many who have put their faith in these men and women continue to follow blindly. Yet, many of these men and women, according to me are trying to the enter the kingdom another way.

John 10:1-2
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

And I am one, however, who HAS entered in… 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out….

So, I am here to say, the TRUE MIRACLE isn’t a literal healing or miraculous spectacle, it is actually hiding away within the heart of man. And as I have said time, and time again, is that the TRUTH of these passages of scripture that literally describe such feats, is hidden away within the text.

The things of the Kingdom are a mystery. This is a puzzle people and we are given the noble task of putting all the pieces back together again.

It is the GLORY OF GOD to CONCEAL A THING and the HONOR of KINGS to SEARCH OUT A MATTER!

When the prophet was told to seal up the book. It would take a KEY to open it once again.

Jesus spoke about giving us the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM… KEYS UNLOCK DOORS… don’t they?

Keys are also used to interpret and reveal the mysteries hidden in scripture. Keys are used to solve problems and after decades of study and experience I am now going to share a KEY with you that will forever change the way you see things in scripture. For some this may not be new, but for those new to this site, this will change your life.

Matthew 16:19
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

So did Jesus give us the KEYS to supernatural powers… Can we really bind in earth what is bound in heaven? Well, to a certain extent we can. For example, whatever a man believes he receives. If you believe your life is miserable it will become miserable and vice versa. Now, that my friend is one KEY to living a life of wonder indeed. But how many truly believe that their thoughts and prayers and ideas can influence the world around them? I for one do. But that is another essay for another time. Not to mention, something I have written and spoken about completely over the years. Use the search bar for more.

But the question remains, is NATURAL man able to do what the scripture state Jesus did? Are we endued with the ability to phase through walls, raise people from the dead, and more? Or is there more for us to understand?

Years ago, I would say, most likely… not. Because as you will find with this essay, the more important lesson is to understand the allegorical meaning of these scriptures. However, I will add… I do not believe anything is impossible. And scripture literally agrees with me.

“With Faith ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!” “With God nothing shall be impossible for you”

So let’s take a look at these “signs that follow” those enlightened to the truth and find out what the deeper meaning is.

I challenge you from here on out to approach the scriptures as if solving a puzzle… Look for the hidden treasure within the “field of each verse”.

Let us see with new eyes the meaning of such accounts and learn how we eventually can do the same.

MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Sadly, many today take these words as literally true. Some go so far to “prove their faith” that they hold poisonous snakes and actually drink small amounts of arsenic, to show the world how GODLY and SUPERNATURAL they are. This in my opinion is not the brightest thing to do. That being said, we are not living in the brightest of times. There is more darkness in the land today than many are aware of. And those in that darkness (ignorance) hate the light (enlightenment of truth) but as far as the above scripture goes, the misinterpretation can end here.

These essays I write are meant to open the windows of heaven that many religious leaders, and years of indoctrination from family members and friends have closed shut.

Today, we look at Mark 16 in a new light.

Now, while there are a host of false claims about the “signs that follow believers” out there, today I will deal very specifically with those snake handling, poison drinking, tongue speaking believers we read about in scripture.

So, let’s begin:

MARK 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I’d like to simply address this passage in Mark by pointing out that what we are seeing here is what I describe as “word pictures”. 

The author is painting a picture for us. It would be a mistake to take this literally. If one takes this literally, one might find themselves dancing with rattlers, getting bit, and dying because they were trying to prove an egotistical point built upon ignorance.

We must instead seek wisdom…

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

WISDOM is the TREE OF LIFE… We eat from this TREE we are set free indeed!

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Happy also are those with a wholesome tongue (Those who speak out of wisdom). By our words we are judged. Meaning, if you judge your life to be miserable… it will be!

We do indeed have power to shape and reshape our lives, and the world, this you will find… however, it has nothing to do with being able to drink real poison and live… (that would be silly and unwise)

I want you to understand that when you know the TRUTH (about who you, and who others are) it sets you free from the lies you have believed. These lies hurt you, not just physically as is the case for those who believed they could drink arsenic and live, but emotionally as well.

When you have the wrong understanding it is the death (ignorance) of TRUTH, and ultimately who you really are.

Ignorance is not bliss… it is the beginning of every evil thought and deed.

Ever since there was a “Holy book” mankind has grabbed hold of it and used it as a sword. The scriptures warn of this, how many would forsake the truth for the power the LIE offered…. “If you bow down and serve the Carnal Ego of man, you can do whatever you want and step on anyone in the process”… The carnal ego of man (the devil) will also convince you that you can KILL to get what you want, while using the Bible as justification. As evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of years people have been murdered in God’s name, and worse.

Being ignorant of what scripture means is the reason wars have been fought in the name of God, people have been tortured in the name of God, crosses have been burned in the name of God, and people are condemned on a regular basis in the name of God…. And while this one article may not open the world’s eyes and end all of that, perhaps it can open the eyes of some young man in the South who is about to take hold of a rattler at his father’s service.

Jesus said, the Kingdom of God is a Mystery… So when we read about miraculous and supernatural events we must use the KEYS given to us, to see what these passages really mean. Considering, to those without understanding, Jesus only spoke in parable.

Matthew 13:34
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them

So I will try to unlock the meaning of this passage in Mark by using these very same “keys of the kingdom”.

Quick recap: What does a key do? … A KEY opens doors, treasures, gates, and more, as well as locks them. In geography to understand a map once must use the “Key”. For Math a Key is used to solve any and every problem. The same is true for scripture. The KEYS of the Kingdom are tools given to us within the body of scripture, and within our heart(spirit/mind), to interpret and understand what is being shared.

So, why all the mystery, shrouded messages, and allegory, you say?

Well, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a TREASURE hidden in a field (US) and in this life we are given this great adventure to rediscover the very meaning of life, and rediscover who we really are in it. The TRUTH, when found, sets us free from the ignorance of who we think we are, and what we have believed… Mind you, the TRUTH sets us free from all ERROR.

From the moment you were born, the FIRST YOU (Adam) was formed. You were given a name, told what is acceptable and what is not, how to act, what to eat, when to go to bed, to get up, what to wear, what to learn and how to learn it… the list goes on and on. That’s the TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL that we are made subject to. NOT WILLINGLY MIND YOU…

Romans 8:20
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

We were force-fed lie after lie, “good boys do this”, “bad girls wear their hair like that”, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, God in the literal sky, hell, and a host of other nonsense man created to cover their own shame and ignorance. (Fig leaves). By now, you must know this FIRST PERSON you have been formed into is NOT THE SPIRIT you truly are…. Who you think you are is an image, nothing more… and it merely appears to be alive. The LIFE is the spirit within you!

Now, in the ignorance of the FIRST MAN – FIRST YOU – ALL DIE. Meaning, the instant we believe we are mere moral human beings we become only that and we physically die… Spiritually, this is significant because it means WITHIN we DIE as well. “To be carnally minded is death”

1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (power and wisdom of God) shall all be made alive.

If you have a mountain of worries and fears, you can thank the fear that has been passed down from generation to generation for that.

YOU have been POISONED since birth with lies, insecurities, and bias from your parents, friends, and the world at large.

This is why Jesus said, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN! Because the FIRST YOU is an ignorant shame filled, fearful, horns-waggled wretch… BUT THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE! YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD!

And when you see this, you will understand that you don’t need to prove anything by doing the impossible. You don’t need to prove the existence of God by pretending people are being healed, you just KNOW GOD IN TRUTH AND SPIRIT and you LOVE… THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!

The TRUTH of who we are has been HIDDEN WITHIN US. And now is the day when we are being pulled out of such foolishness to REVEAL the TRUTH TO ALL!

After all, it is the GLORY OF GOD to conceal a thing… And CHRIST (power and wisdom of God) does indeed COME (is revealed) in the GLORY OF GOD (the concealed thing) … ahhh but that is a different topic for a different day…

So, let’s us begin to use  the Keys found in scripture to uncover the meaning of …

MARK 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Let’s take it in parts. Let’s start by finding out, once and for all, what DEVILS are. Oooooowww a spoooooky subject, especially since we are just about to celebrate Halloween, which of course, some would go so far to condemn people for celebrating.

Back to the DEVIL… Interesting to note, DEVIL spelled backwards is LIVED… A great side note: The DEVIL is the accuser of the brethren… So is Moses (anyone see that?) – but think about it, do you accuse yourself of the things you do in the future of those things you did in the past.

LIVED=DEVIL – That’s just a cool thing to ponder. Moving on….

So, what are these DEVILS, that Jesus and company love to cast out? Are they some spooky demons flying around possessing people, making them vomit pea soup and make their heads spin all the way around? … Are devils spirit beings that possess people to worship Satan by convincing people to dress up as a favorite super hero for Halloween? 🙂 Well, of course not!

Demons, devils, etc, these are not literal evil beings outside of us and Jesus agrees. There are no spooky devils flying around outside of us, fighting literal battles in an invisible realm in the worlds… No one is literally being possessed by creatures outside of them, that go into them…

You see, Jesus said “Nothing that GOES INTO A MAN defiles him.”

People there is nothing OUTSIDE of us can possess us unless we allow it. And NO BEING possesses us, we are only possessed by WORDS. And from birth we have been poisoned with every one of them out here in the world. In ADAM all die… We are all programmed into worshiping fear and suffering. This is why every wicked thought is already in the heart of carnal man, whose mind is on evil all the time. You see our carnal nature is a “hot mess” and we enter sin when we are drawn away by OUR OWN LUSTS, not when we are possessed by things that simply aren’t true.

James 1:14
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

SOOOOO, it is our LUST that TEMPTS US…. Wait a minute! Hold the phone…. I thought only SATAN tempts…

1 Corinthians 7:5
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your inconsistency.

Is it possible that SATAN the father or ALL LIES, is OUR CARNAL LUST? The very same SERPENT placed in the GARDEN (Within us) tempting us to continue to EAT of the wrong tree. (the Temporal world and all its trappings and vain traditions and beliefs)- It is interesting to note, the BRAIN STEM IS called the REPTILIAN BRAIN – and it is in fact hanging on the TREE of our NERVOUS SYSTEM (controlling our sensual sights, sounds, tastes, touch, etc) — Now, that is interesting. The REPTILIAN BRAIN (Brain stem) which is known for dealing with our LOWEST AND MOST CARNAL FUNCTIONS… isn’t science fun?

Our LUST is what draws us away from the truth, our LUST for power, acceptance, wealth, and more… this is why people will believe about anything they are told so long as they can hold unto the idea that “they are somehow more important, or smarter than another” — The ego can make you punish someone for simply seeing things differently, and convince you to turn your back and banish this person, and then pat you on the back for doing such to even your own son or daughter. Ask the Catholics, Jehovah’s witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, etc etc

These devilish beliefs are the cause of our suffering. These devils (lies we believe) cause us to hurt ourselves and others… And so, when we read in scripture that one of the SIGNS that follow the believer is that you will have POWER OVER DEVILS… it really means you have the power to rise above your carnal ego and petty fears.

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils

When you believe the TRUTH, you will be able to share it… as I am sharing it. And when you come upon those who are possessed by lies, you can share that truth and set them free from the lies they believe, which ultimately do great harm.

These “DEVILS” that we are to have power over are not spooky creatures outside of us. They are lies, false beliefs and mindsets we have inside of us… A result of years of brainwashing and gullibility.

Today we see people how far a lie can be taken. People will kill in the name of God. People will kill themselves because they have believed the lies inside them that says “it’s better to end it all”… When Jesus came across people who did not know the truth and they, because of their ignorance stood against him, he said… “You are of your father the Devil” — meaning these people were a result of the lies the carnal ego within man declared them to be. Satan’s seed, is not “Rosemary’s Baby”, the seed of SATAN are the lies people ignorantly believe.

The below scripture describe what Devils and Demons are.

DEUT 36:17 They sacrificed unto DEVILS, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

The people were sacrificing unto GODS THEY MADE UP, Gods they CREATED. God’s their FATHERS FEARED NOT… These devils were creations of the carnal mind. They were false beliefs, like Santa Claus, etc. New religions pop up every day. All a result of the clever carnal ego within mankind. The world is FILLED with DEVILS (False BELIEFS) because of it. And this is why those who have the good pleasure of calling themselves “Believers” are given the power to CAST OUT SUCH!

THE LIES KEEPING MANKIND IN CHAINS need to be revealed and destroyed by the truth.

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;

Notice, the word “Imagination” here. Anything that is MADE UP, make-believe, fairy tales, etc, any imagination that exalts itself ABOVE THE KNOWLEDGE of God needs to be cast down.

DID YOU CATCH THAT PEOPLE?

This means, the MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE IS FOR YOU TO FIND OUT IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD!

Anything that takes precedence in your life, over this… anything you consider more important than this… must be CAST DOWN. We need to cast out the LIES people, rid ourselves and others of false beliefs… these are the DEVILS we are giving power over.

Let me give you a good example of how the DEMONS “LIES WE BELIEVE” are cast out.

There was a time people believed the Earth was the center of the universe and that the EARTH was flat… Anyone who said differently was condemned as a heretic, and those people who believed the LIE (demon) did not want to hear different. No one wants to admit they are wrong. The ego of man, will not take that lightly.

People would rather continue on in their ignorance rather than question and seek after the truth no matter what the cost.

And yet, the DEMON of a lie (that the earth is flat and the center of the universe) is eventually cast out once the TRUTH IS is expressed and understood.

You see the TRUTH is the only thing that is eternal, the LIE is temporal (temporary). That is good news, because no matter how long the TRUTH lies buried beneath a lie it will always RISE and DESTROY the LIE with the BRIGHTNESS of its coming (revealing).

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:

A better translation for that verse would be: When the truth is known and spoken, the words of truth shall consume the lies believed and forever destroy them.

Like proving the world is not flat by showing someone deceived satellite imagery … Once people are presented with the TRUTH, the DEVILS are cast out.

This is one of the signs that follow… Once the believers SEES the truth… the LIE which seems to be, but truly is not… is DESTROYED.

Revelation 17:11
And the beast that was, and IS NOT

Christ, who is TRUTH, casts out Demons left and right. This is what the stories of Jesus casting out demons really means.

Jesus said, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE… A devil is a LIE… Notice, how Jesus puts those possessed back into their RIGHT MIND (which actually means “RIGHTEOUSNESS”).

Mark 5:15
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind

Many LIES have been cast out of me as well over the years. (SYMBOLICALLY) I too cut myself with stones (I abused myself with the Laws AND lies of Men), and I was in chains (Fear) dwelling in Tombs (my carnal mind) … But these LIES are no longer welcome in me, the TRUTH freed me of the lies, and now only the SWINE (carnal people) have a place for these false beliefs.

So YES, we have power over Demons and we can CAST THEM OUT! But DEMONS are simply the FALSE BELIEFS people have, and it is the SPOKEN TRUTH we have been given (within us) that FREES THEM!

Matthew 7:5
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Before we can cast out the DEMON (LIE) SPIRITS (THOUGHTS) of others, first we must be rid of our own. And believe me, it is easy to find fault in others, as opposed to really searching one’s own heart. The carnal EGO (devil) of man, doesn’t want that. And when you find a false belief, and you know that you know that it isn’t true… PLUCK IT OUT! If anything you believe OFFENDS YOU… If anything you do, brings you suffering or shame, rid yourself of it.

Matthew 18:9
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Now, this above passage is not talking about cutting out your EYE, but your “perception” of a thing. If your perception of God is offensive and condemning to you, “GET RID OF IT”, otherwise you will continue to suffer from the LIES you believe. It’s better to get rid of your false beliefs rather than to suffer because of them.

Galatians 4:30
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.

CAST OUT THE LIES THAT KEEP YOU BOUND! And use the TRUTH AND LOVE to rid yourselves of these DEMONS.

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

When we cast out the LIES in these people, we return them to their RIGHT MIND. And in so doing, we HEAL them. Remember God does not care about the OUTWARD MAN, but the INWARD MAN — THE CHRIST IN YOU.

2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Now let us look at another part of this scripture… the part that states, that we can take up serpents and not be hurt… What is this sign that follows those that believe?

MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Does God give us the power to pick up a rattler, be bit and shake it off without the need of anti-venom? Or is the serpents a symbol of something else? The answer is not hard to find.

Another key I offer to you is using a bible search engine… Look up certain words, and read everything you can about what those words are. For example, when you see the word “serpent”, look for other passages and SEE if the word “serpent” might actually be another “word picture” that describes something else completely.

FOR EXAMPLE: Here it is easy to find the word SERPENT used to describe religious people.

Matthew 23:33
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

How many times did Jesus call the Religious leaders serpents? MANY.

When Paul was adding sticks to the fire and a serpent bit him and he shook it off and was not harmed, do you really think Paul was attacked by a literal poisonous snake? Or could it be that he was sharing the truth and as he did so, some religious people came along and sank their teeth into him? Could it be instead of getting upset, Paul simply SHOOK it off?


Acts 28
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

Look at that again… the PEOPLE were angry and attacked Paul because they “kindled a fire” – THAT FIRE being the TRUTH – and Paul started this FIRE because of the PRESENT RAIN/TEACHING and because it was COLD (NO LOVE IN IT) — This is a story that means to show us a greater truth.

The signs that follow a believer is a FIRE will be started in their present teaching, the truth will be shared, and it will anger some, and the believers may be attacked, defamed, discredited and worse from these “barbarians”, however when BIT this venom has no effect… WE CAN SHAKE THE ATTACKS OF OTHERS AWAY when we BELIEVE!

SHAKE IT OFF! We have power over the lies of Religious men and women.

Is not more plausible that when you believe and know THE TRUTH (Christ) the SIGN THAT FOLLOWS is that you can meet with, debate with, speak with, be condemned by, love, and forgive those who believe lies and preach lies.

We know scripture is clear, the SERPENT was more subtile than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. The serpent is and was a liar. For many years, SERPENT preacher/priests/spiritual guru’s/ and more/ have come and gone in my life. They sunk their fangs deep into me, told me that I was possessed, in error, lost, condemned, I have been called many things… But I always sat back and SORT of knew… they knew NOT what they do. I shook it off.

Doesn’t it make more sense that when we know the TRUTH if we meet a SERPENT preaching lies (venom/demon) we can endure their false teachings and slander and not even feel be hurt by it all… – OR do you believe that this scripture is stating to prove we believe we must get bit my literal poison snakes and not die?

LOOK, we can hear all the lies from these snakes, we can visit with those who believe their lies, we can have the lies shouted into our ears and watch them on TV and yet, the poison that comes out of these serpents mouths, the LIES of the Religious and Worldly can not hurt us anymore. Because we KNOW THE TRUTH.

Which brings us drinking any DEADLY THING.

First of all… let’s look again what PRODUCES DEATH, before we get into this.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death

That’s right, once again, DEATH = IGNORANCE = BELIEVING LIES

And again… “the wages of SIN is death” — And from other essays I have written by now you should know that SIN simply means to miss the mark, or to miss the truth… proverbs calls the thought of foolishness SIN…

Once again, DEATH is the result of IGNORANCE — LIFE IS WISDOM AND BEING ENLIGHTENED TO THE TRUTH

SO, if the serpent is the LIAR, than the poison must be the LIE! And once again, we find this in many places in scripture.

Romans 3: 11
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used DECEIT; the POISON OF ASPS is under their lips:

You see, DECEIT = LIES = POISON to the SPIRIT, WHICH produces DEATH (ignorance, carnal thinking). Notice how their THROAT (where our words become vibration) is called an open tomb… meaning THE LIES THEY SPEAK invite people to experience the DEATH (ignorance) they exist in. This is why Jesus said of the deceived Pharisees, “you scour the earth to make one proselyte and make them twice more the son of hell you are yourself.”

For those who DON’T know the TRUTH, and only know LIES we find “poison” under their lips. We find poison on their tongues. Not LITERAL poison mind you… LIES!

PSALMS 58:
3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, SPEAKING LIES. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:

It’s all there in two verses, the WICKED (IGNORANT) speak LIES, and these LIES ARE POISON, and it is like that of a SERPENT.

It should be very clear that another SIGN that follows believers is that the Lies of Man and this world cannot hurt them.

The Devils (False Beliefs) the Serpents (Those who spread lies) and the Poison (The lies themselves) cannot hurt those who believe… Nor can those who are enlightened to the truth speak these lies, or believe them anymore… IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!

BELIEVERS have been given a NEW MIND, and it is the TESTIMONY OF CHRIST. And when you are given the TRUTH will be given a NEW TONGUE! A Cloven (separated) Tongue of Fire… Your WORDS (sword) will be separated from the lies of the world and they will be like a fire burning down the lies inside of all mankind.

These are the NEW TONGUES we are given. Not gibberish, God is not the author of Confusion.

MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

These New tongues are actually our NATIVE language. THE TRUTH can only be heard by those who KNOW this NATIVE LANGUAGE OF TRUTH. Which, basically means… WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH FOR WE COME FROM IT, and when the time is right we will RECOGNIZE it AS TRUTH! To some of you reading this essay, the words I write make such sense. They are great confirmation. To others, it sounds like a foreign tongue.

To others, we, like the apostles before us, might even seem like drunk fools. Many people won’t be able to understand the words of the Kingdom, which is why it is so important for us to INTERPRET the TRUTH carefully and without condemnation, with patience and in all meekness.

Not everyone will agree with this paper I have written, but that’s okay, one day EVERYONE WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT SHALL SET US ALL FREE FROM THE LIES OF THE WORLD!

This is why when Religious people attack me, I shake it off, it doesn’t hurt me. When I am told I am wrong and that I must believe what others say, I drink that poison in and it doesn’t hurt me because I know the truth and it has set me free. And when I see people who are spiritually sick and hurting, I can tell them, it’s going to be okay, and that Truth spoken becomes the very OIL (wisdom) that can heal them.

Our words do not return void… Whatever we put out there returns to us, and accomplishes what we sent it out to for to begin with.

So don’t throw that Holy Water on someone who you think is possessed, they are merely confused and ignorant of the truth. Love them, comfort, and lead them into TRUTH and watch those LIES (demons) disappear. Put down that Rattler Bob, John, and Ruth, be like the STICKS;that are bundled together and hear the truth just don’t bite the messenger like that “viper” did when;the preaching got to hot to handle. And stay;away from any and all POISON that causes you to fear.

There is torment in fear and God has not given us the spirit of it. So that means… FEAR IS A LIE and you, the believer, are meant to CAST IT OUT! Because these are the signs that follow!

I hope this study has blessed you. Forgive any spelling mistakes, I write very quickly and don’t revise much. Please, please, please SUBSCRIBE, SHARE AND LET THE WORLD KNOW WHAT YOU THINK… This site and everything I share here is free, please feel free to use it an anyway you would like by simply crediting this site, so those you share with can find everything else this site has to offer. Much love to you and yours, Jacob

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LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY


Note to reader: You HAVE to read this, there is something in this paper that will blow your mind away. So don’t give up, stick with it, I promise you will be amazed at what God reveals to you.

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

It is the land of promise, the Land Flowing with Milk and Honey. Mmmmnnn sounds yummy doesn’t it?

Now if this were to be literal, I would prefer a land flowing with cookie dough ice cream, hot fudge, peanut butter and jelly waffles and a tall glass of cold skim milk… But by now, I’m sure you’re aware, this “Land Flowing With Milk and Honey” is an allegory.

Some will say, the “Milk and Honey”, represents abundance. Well… THEY ARE WRONG! HA HA! Take that you, wrong believing person you! 🙂

Look, the problem is, these people consider this abundance to be “temporal abundance” like food, clothing, riches, a roof over their heads. Now trust me, God knows what we need physically, and God provides, unless we somehow are reaping what we have sown and for the time being need to learn a lesson or two.

But God always cares for us, and believe me, God is in control of ALL THINGS. And ALL things work together for our good. But let’s get back to the Promise Land.

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

This was the promise God gave to his people Israel when they were in the bondage of Pharaoh and the Egyptians. If you read my article on “The Plagues of Egypt” you would understand the allegory of Egypt, Pharaoh, and the Plagues. But for those who haven’t read it, I will simply translate what the word Pharaoh means, “Their Nakedness/shame.”

You see, Israel, LIKE US, were/are slaves to their Nakedness, to their flesh, to their shame and carnal nature. They were in the chains of ignorance, as are many in the world today. And yes, I am in some of those chains myself. For I know in part for now. You see, it is our shame, created by our DEATH (Carnal ignorance) that becomes our taskmaster. We condemn ourselves, we hate ourselves, some even kill themselves. It is because PHAROAH (their nakedness/shame/ignorance and fear) is ruling the roost.

Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

This is what we need to be saved from “Church”. We do NOT need to be saved from some infinite torture down the road. Which of course, is a bunch of nonsense created by Meat-heads who were out to make a buck at the expense of the ignorant peasants around them. Unfortunately, many still believe in this “controlling fear tactic” today. And we wonder why there is so much hate and pain in the world?


Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge.

Now I’m going for SHOCK FACTOR right now, so buckle up!

Most who believe that they are SAVED right now. They believe this because they said a few words, did an altar call, got dunked in some water and started to work for their Religious Temples, Churches, etc… Well guess what, THEY AREN’T SAVED! They are so far from being saved it is ridiculous.

Ridiculous, because it is their very belief that they are SAVED by their man-made rules, traditions, and hogwash that they don’t SEEK AND FIND the PROMISE OF GOD, which is TRUE SALVATION.

They ask Christ INTO their heart. As if Christ exists outside of them. Never once realizing the Hope of Glory which is CHRIST WITHIN!

Not only that but most do not even know what it they are saved from. Because religion has poured so much pride, fear, and guilt into them. Mainly Religion uses FEAR, not only of FUTURE DAMNATION, but of excommunication, expulsion, etc… many churches, temples, mosques will kick you out if you don’t get in line and do as the Religious Leaders say.

The Religious, Atheist, and Carnal don’t realize they are already condemned to begin with. That is the irony. It is their false salvation belief that is keeping them in the chains of HELL. Not the Hell they are so scared of. You see, Hell is NOT a place where a GOD OF LOVE sends people to be tortured endlessly, HELL is where those “Who don’t believe and know God” exist in right now. Even those, who don’t miss one church service and pray every night can be DAMNED, if the know not the truth (Christ in them).

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

And we are all guilty of this. No man is born without SIN. Our physical parents brought us DEATH, our SPIRITUAL parents God and Christ/Wisdom, gives us LIFE!

1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

This is the good news. Especially for those hearing the WORD OF TRUTH in this day. And I don’t mean WEDSNDAY, I mean the DAY OF THE LORD.

And yes “The Day of the Lord” is a scary one. But NOT the way many have taught it. The Jews believed their Messiah would come and give them a great kingdom and then utterly destroy and torture their enemies… They rejected Jesus, because he came and said, “Love your Enemies, Forgive them, Pray for them” – Now here is wisdom, the Jews were wrong for thinking that the Messiah would come and DESTROY THEIR ENEMIES… Well don’t most Christians believe this is how the Messiah will come again? Some preachers go so far as to say Jesus is a blood thirsty murderer, that the blood of the “Christians” enemies will reach the Horses Neck (of course this too is allegory) but don’t tell the Carnal Religious this. They want their God to murder and torture their enemies, because their heart is filled with such. They are not saved!

Now look the DAY OF THE LORD, is not some future event where the moon literally turns to blood, stars literally fall from the sky, etc…

Now before I get into this next part, I want to give my usual disclaimer, I am simply a man who wants to know the Truth of God. I am not a Pastor, Prophet, Rabbi, Evangelist, Priest, etc. who will say, “what I am teaching is word!” I believe all of these words to be true but you must always seek God and Christ Within if anything I write troubles you. Especially this next part.

Read Acts 2, you will see Peter says…

Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh…. 19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

We see here CLEARLY, that the SUN and MOON are allegories. Peter is explaining to the crowds that when the HOLY SPIRIT came upon those men and women in the Upper Room, (When God’s truth was understood and revealed)… Peter said, it was the day Joel spoke of, that SCARRRRRRY DAY of the LORD, he explained, had just happened.

But what REALLY happened? Is it allegorical? You bet your sweet asparagus its allegorical.

So let’s look at that Parable for a moment shall we?

Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

They all came together in the UPPER ROOM (Higher consciousness). They were seeking MORE. And the TRUTH came (revealed) to them. The TRUTH was REVEALED as a RUSHING MIGHTY WIND…

And no! It wasn’t A LITERAL WIND. “Church” Wind is an allegory for DOCTRINE, TEACHING, INSTRUCTION.

Ephesians 4:14 : That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine,

They were being TAUGHT by GOD, and then they were given CLOVEN (Separated) tongues.

Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now unless your into sci-fiction, I hope you DON’T believe their tongues were literally split down the middle and caught on fire. I’ll write it again, This is ALLEGORY “CHURCH”!

A separated (cloven) tongue is a LANGUAGE and UNDERSTANDING that is separate from the WORLD (Carnal understanding). And these words of TRUTH that they know spoke PURIFY (FIRE) those they speak to.

And NO! They didn’t begin speaking different languages so those in foreign countries could understand them, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS A MYSTERY, Jesus ONLY spoke in Parable, it is the SPIRIT that reveals the TRUTH… They were NOT speaking foreign languages at the same time, they began speaking their NATIVE TONGUE (which is TRUTH)

First of all, if everyone was speaking at the same time in literal different languages, no one would understand anything. That really is beside the point. However, there is a great treasure hidden away, in the meaning of these “places” that heard their “native tongue” – Which again is GOD’S WORD (TRUTH).

So when you hear those stories of people all of sudden speaking perfect German or Hebrew, etc… it may not be true.

God opens the minds and hearts of those in every city in every country, so there will always be someone to speak the TRUTH, in a literal native tongue, so there is no need to give someone the “magic” power of speaking a language they don’t know.

But I also want to point out something about Tongues. As I used to “speak in tongues” as well back in the day, when I was taught that was “evidence” of the Holy Spirit. Even though, now I know, evidence of the HOLY SPIRIT is the remembrance of TRUTH (God’s word) and it doesn’t say anywhere that it is speaking what appears to be gibberish. Putting that aside, let’s remember what “Tongues” are for…

1 Corinthians 14:22
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not

Tongues are a SIGN. And we learned in my Jonah article, there is NO SIGN given, but Jonah’s. (which is coming out of our carnal thinking and knowing the TRUTH/CHRIST) – This is the SIGN to unbelievers, SPEAKING THE TRUTH.

Now here is the problem, many won’t be able to understand the TRUTH, unless it is broken down for them (interpreted) that is why if you speak the wonderful WORKS of God, you must interpret it for those who are hearing it. Otherwise it will make no sense to them.

The last thing I want to put out about Tongues, is they are ONLY mentioned in 1 Corinthians, nowhere else in scripture (that I’m aware of) was this talk about speaking a literal language you don’t know. Now, I do know that “Tongues” will cease, so perhaps this understand of literally speaking in other languages has ceased for me, and I no longer believe it to be what I used to believe it to be, however. I believe the NATIVE TONGUE that each man heard, was the WORD OF GOD.

But let’s look DEEPER at how God gives us our NATIVE TONGUE (The WORDS OF THE KINGDOM). By looking at the meaning of each of those places that HEARD the wonderful works of God.

Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians,

This is going to blow your mind! Here are the STRONGS definitions of these words.

Parthia = “a pledge”, Mede or Media = “middle land”, Elam = “eternity”, Mesopotamia = “between two rivers”, Judaea = “he shall be praised”, Cappadocia = “province of good horses”, Pontus = “the sea”, Phrygia = “dry, barren”, Phrygia = “dry, barren”, Egypt = “double straits”, Libya = “afflicted or weeping”, Cyrene = “supremacy of the bridle”, Rome = “strength”, Judah = “he shall be praised”, proselytes = “a newcomer”, Crete = “fleshy”, Arabia = “desert or barren”

Those are the meanings of those that HEARD THEIR NATIVE TONGUE (truth) Now let me put this all together for you and it will give you chills. Mind you I am doing this in the exact order as it is written. You will see this is another hidden treasure showing us God will bring us into the Land of Promise.

“A Pledge (Promise) was made in the middle land of eternity between two rivers (Truth and lies). In the Province of Good Horses (Saints) God shall be praised. In the Seas (carnal mankind), in the dry and barren, in the double straits, those that are afflicted and weeping shall know the supremacy of God’s bridle and Strength. GOD shall be praised by the newcomers to the faith, by the fleshy and the barren.”

Now, I dare you to tell me that is NOT a wonderful coincidence. Then I dare you to tell me that there actually is such a thing as COINCIDENCE!

So now, what was that PLEDGE, or PROMISE, that God made to those dwelling in between heaven and earth, between lies and truth?

The PROMISE is the PROMISE LAND! A Land Flowing with spaghetti and meatballs! I mean, Milk and Honey!

Before I close, showing you exactly what the MILK AND HONEY represent and are. Which has NOTHING to do with temporal abundance, but spiritual abundance… I want to point out that when the TRUTH OF CHRIST hits you, it knocks your socks off, and it gives you a new mind, new words (tongue), and praise God a NEW LIFE!

Now it is a MIGHTY WIND (TRUTH/TEACHING) and many will run from it and want nothing to do with it. Most carnal men and women don’t want to give up hating, debating, worrying, tearing down, and most importantly, they don’t want to give up CONTROL! They don’t want to KNOW THE SUPREMACY OF GOD’S BRIDLE. They don’t want God to be in control, they want to be god themselves. That is what is happening today is Religion everywhere. Man is teaching Man how to be a god themselves (Read my article on the Tower of Babel for more clarity on this)

Carnal man does not want to believe in a God of Love and forgiveness. Because if they do, that means, they must LOVE AND FORGIVE.

No, carnal man wants to believe in a God that condemns and punishes those that do not agree with Him. Why? You ask… So then THEY TOO can condemn and punish those that don’t agree with them!

Nevertheless, when the TRUTH HITS YOU, it changes everything. Look at what happened to Paul, he was STRIKEN BLIND. When the TRUTH comes (is revealed to us), we realize we know NOTHING ABOUT GOD – get it? We understand how BLIND we really are.

However, most today, do not understand that THEY are the ones that are LOST AND DAMNED (which isn’t what the literalists of the world think that means).

These Lost “Dead Men and Women walking” will actually condemn those with the TRUTH as Paul did, before his conversion. They would rather say, GOD WILL NOT SAVE ALL MAN then take a moment to say, “Lord if this be true please show me?” Most believe God’s arm is slack that is cannot save, even the most lost and ugly. They will say on one hand God finishes his creation in Victory, and then say only a small percent of God’s creation will know Him.

Meanwhile, in the land of HEAVEN and TRUTH, we know “Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess Christ (God’s Truth and Spirit) as Lord TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER!

And what GLORIFIES GOD people? Read on.

Luke 18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

So for those who say, God is glorified when the Ignorant of the world are sent off to an eternity of torture, the bible says, GOD is GLORIFIED when those that did not SEE (know Him) received their sight (understanding/wisdom) – This is how God is glorified, when the BLIND (Ignorant) SEE (Have the revelation of CHRIST IN THEM)

That is the GOOD NEWS, that GOD will deliver ALL from the Bondage of PHAROAH and the EGYPTIANS… God will deliver us ALL and SAVE us ALL from the Hell of our IGNORANCE, PRIDE, and Carnal EGO.

And there is but ONE way to that Salvation and that is CHRIST, which is the TRUTH of God. WHICH IS IN YOU! Not coming in the CLOUDS outside of you.

The CLOUDS are the WITNESSES of TRUTH.

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of WITNESSES.

This is how Christ comes (Revealed) – The TRUTH sets us FREE from WITHIN.

In the Gospel of Thomas there is a great line that Jesus says, “If you bring forth that which is within you it will save you. If you do not bring forth that which is within you it will destroy you!”

But Salvation is more than just believing IN CHRIST, to be saved you MUST BE IN CHRIST, and CHRIST IN YOU!

Ponder those last words. For, if you are in something, and something is in you, who are you?

When you find this out… THEN YOU ARE SAVED!

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

Pay attention to that last line. THE TRUTH SETS US FREE. Not a believing in a literal man, but believing in the WORD OF GOD that is revealed in a literal Man. You will not be saved by religion, tradition, tithing, or anything man-made or created by man.

Okay, so after writing six pages this morning I will finally get to the point of this essay. Call me “Captain Segway”!

Salvation is of and from God, it is by HIS GRACE and our Faith in Christ that we are SAVED… And to get there, we have to inherit the promise land.

Exodus 3:8
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey

So what is this land that God delivers us for and brings us to? Is it a literal place? Is it a good job, new car, nice home? Or is it something better even than that? To understand this further we must look at what scripture tells us the LAND, MILK, and HONEY actually is.

Let’s first look at Honey:

1 Samuel 14:27
But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.

(The taste of this honey, gave Jonathan revelation… but revelation of what?)

1 Samuel 14:43
Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die
.

(It is the Revelation that he must DIE. We must DIE to our CARNAL EGO)

PROVERBS 24: 13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: 14So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

It should be pretty clear, that “Honey” is the Knowledge of Gods Wisdom.

Isaiah 7:15
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Eating (assimilating = Becoming one with) this “Honey” (God’s wisdom) helps us to know how to refuse EVIL (lies) and Choose Good which is Truth.

AND NOW FOR THE MILK!

Isaiah 28:9
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

You see to get to the “Honey” (Understanding we must die to ourselves and become one with God’s truth) we must be weaned from MILK. So, it stands to reason, “MILK” is something we start off with before coming to complete HONEY (Enlightenment)

1 Corinthians 3 1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

You see here, MILK is fundamental teaching, so rudimentary that the carnal can glean from it. (Look at all those big words I just used LOL)
MILK is the rudiments of understanding. Milk is for BABES in Christ. Newcomers to the Faith.

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

So Israel wasn’t entering a LITERAL LAND of ABUNDANCE at all. This PROMISE LAND is our PROMISE LAND as well. And God will bring us into it.

The LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY. God will teach us as babes, lead us into maturity, and gives us the greatest of all gifts, the ENLIGHTENMENT of CHRIST!

Hope you enjoyed this one! Leave a comment for a brother will ya?
Jacob

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