If there was one book in the bible that I had to choose to read from for the next hundred years, it would be the book of Proverbs. This book of wisdom contains some of the most profound and life altering teachings one can find. In many cases, it is the key to unlocking many of the mysteries of scripture. Proverbs is a road map to finding the Kingdom (Reign) of God (Spirit of Truth/Life/Love/Power) within, and it is a guide to peace, power, and a perfectly lived life.

With that being said, if there was one book in the Proverbs that I believed everyone should understand clearly, that book would be Proverbs 16. Within this profound simple chapter lies the answers we have all been waiting for. The advice given in this great chapter is a life changer. If the words of this chapter are taken to heart and understood there is no telling what you could do with your life. If one lives by the words written here, no one will be able to contain your joy and nothing will be able to stand in your way. This is why wisdom is called a tree of life.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth WISDOM, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her.

Wisdom in the scriptures is valued above all things… This is the TREE OF LIFE that we all circle around and pray to take hold of. It is WISDOM that breaks the chains of iniquity, wisdom that sets the captives free, wisdom that heals the broken and guides the lost. In all our getting, we are told to GET WISDOM!

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

Wisdom is the PRINCIPLE THING… The question then becomes, what WISDOM must we find?

Is it the wisdom to rule your life? The wisdom to co-exist with others? The wisdom to do what is right? … It is my belief, it is all of these and more. In fact, it is the WISDOM of the TRUTH, knowing the truth and having it operate in your life, that sets a person free. It is the WISDOM of who you are… who you REALLY are… and what that means.

Lately, I have been in deep thought over what I should next write to you all. Within me there was a desire to share something, something of great importance, but what that was I did not yet know.  Over the years I have learned not to force things. We must allow these things to come to us, we must allow the process of birth to take place first within and then when the moment of birth is come, that gift is then to be shared without. So, after days of waiting upon the LORD (the existing one, the one who truly exists) proverbs 16 came to me in a most wonderful way.

I quickly opened this wonderful chapter and began to read. It was then I knew I MUST share this with all of you. So, in this short essay I will, line by line, break this chapter down. Because it is my great hope that understanding these words will in fact change everything for you.

PROVERBS 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.

This first line is quiet interesting, it tells us that the LORD is in control of all things. The word “Lord” in this passage literally translates into “the existing One”… The ONE true Lord. The ONE that is all… As Ephesians states, One Lord, One Baptism, One Faith, One God and Father, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Notice the word, ONE? This means, God is all there really is. We are all ONE with this great spirit of creation. It exists in all, through all, and is in control of all. God is all that really exists. Yet we have all been blinded to believe differently. We have believed that our EGO is in control, and we have allowed our EGO to create new Gods for us to worship, our Ego tempted us much like Jesus in the garden, stating if we worship it, (which most do), then all will be ours… The problem is, the EGO is a liar and the father of all lies. There is no peace to be found in lies, only destruction. Because a LIE only seems to exist. When the TRUTH comes the LIE will be destroyed. This, my friends, is why we suffer.

Everything is from the LORD, yet we don’t believe this. We have allowed our EGO to take over, and we have been filled with fear and greed and lust and hate and every evil thing because of it. This is why we are tormented day and night, because the TRUTH of who we all are is FIGHTING TO BREAK FREE. We will either come to the truth and be broken, or we will be broken by the TRUTH of LOVE. You see, in the TRUTH there is peace but when one is ruled by lies, there is great torment. There is a great war within us. Our Ego fights to keep us focused on everything but the truth. These are the cares of the world (lusts) that strangle the truth. Our Ego keeps us running scared, because when ruled by lies and fear one cannot think clear.

Our FEAR is the root cause of all of our suffering, and there is great torment/testing in fear. Which is why we must embrace LOVE for all, because we are the ALL and the ALL is ONE. When we LOVE we are free, because there is no torment in love.

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.

Now why is LOVE so very important? The reason is simple, if there is only GOD and everyone is one with God, than what we do to others, we in fact do to ourselves. Let’s take that line of thinking a bit farther.

If you HATE your neighbor, you will experience hate. If you are not compassionate to another in their time of need, you will experience the same. If you judge, condemn, tear down, mock, hurt, rob, or murder another you will experience the suffering that goes along with it.

What you do to others, you do to yourself. This is why LOVE is the key. When we love we are patient, gentle, kind, long suffering, meak, we do not strive, we do not debate, we do not condemn, we do not fail, we overcome, we find peace, and we know God as God knows us, as ONE. When we LOVE we have no FEAR, because PERFECT LOVE casts out fear. There is power in LOVE, there is hope, there is inspiration, there is unlimited potential in Love. In fear, there is weakness, anger, regret, sorrow, envy, and every other evil thing.

The problem is we have left our TRUE LOVE, we have LEFT the TRUTH and followed after the LIAR. We have DIED to our true nature and now we suffer. We suffer because rebellion against the TRUTH brings fear and in fear their is torment. When ruled by the EGO, we are selfish and cruel, and we are hopeless. Sadly, we have become a people addicted to the torment of the EGO. We speak more of what we cannot do than what we can, we think more about what we don’t have than what we do. We are lost in the web of lies that the EGO has spun, and we (thinking we are our EGO) believes it is foolish to live any other way, or to think differently. This is the very definition of insanity.

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.

When ruled by the EGO we think our actions are justified, but the ONE WHO TRULY EXISTS judges the thoughts and we are either justified by them or condemned by them. God is not mocked what ever a person sows they shall also reap.

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Scripture tells us time and time again that we must take our thoughts captive, to test these spirits (thoughts) to see if they are rooted in the LORD (the one who really exists/truth/love/peace), we are told what thoughts we should entertain… Thoughts of peace, hope, kindness, charity… When we commit ourselves to this, our thinking will change and we will operate out of truth instead of lies. Then we will have a bigger idea of who we are, and when we have this faith, all things will be possible.

Philippians 2:4-6
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

The same mind in Christ, is IN YOU… the same mind that tells you that we are equal to God, for we are ONE. In the Father and the Father in you… With this understanding, you will begin to see that you create the good and the bad that happens in your life.

Many refuse to accept this great truth. Convinced that the bad that happens is not our own doing, but that somehow we are victims of an outside force. Yet, the one who exists within you, who IS you, makes all things FOR YOU!

4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Notice, how the LORD MADE ALL THINGS…FOR HIMSELF! It does not state the LORD makes all things for his creation, but for HIMSELF… Because there only is GOD!

Everything we endure and experience in this life, is a creation of God… The good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly… The creative force within us creates all things through us, and for us. EVEN TERRIBLE THINGS. Because in the end, they will all have served their purpose.

We find in the scriptures that God created, and hardened the hearts of terrible men and women, like Pharoah so a great purpose could be carried out. And PHARAOH is an ALLEGORY of man’s EGO and HIS POWER IS YOUR SHAME…

Isa 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

We have been slaves to our EGO and prisoners in the LAND of confusion and ignorance for too long. The only way out is to boldly declare the name of the LORD to your EGO… I AM THAT I AM… and understand that LOVE is your salvation. To understand that how you judge situations and people will become your experience….Because by how we judge we will be judged… Whatever YOU believe in your heart WILL BECOME!

5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

To exist out of your EGO is to be proud in your heart, and this is a recipe for disaster. You must understand who you REALLY are, cannot hate, and so when you operate out of anything but love, you will be rewarded with the same.

6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

LOVE is the key to peace of mind, TRUTH and MERCY destroys the sin (foolish thoughts) in your heart and keeps you from making the same mistakes again. Which in turn makes the life you are living here more enjoyable.

7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

You will find that when you are at peace with everyone, you have no enemies. But mankind has been tricked into believing the individual matters more than the whole. This is why we see war, poverty, crime, tyranny, abuse, and worse… The more you care for others, the more you will be cared for.

9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

Your EGO may convince you to think that who you are in this world is in control, but it is WHO YOU REALLY ARE that is bringing every one of your experiences into existence. Sow hate you will receive suffering. Make peace and you will know peace. Act selfishly you will always have want and fear. Live humbly and the world is yours.

10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
11 A just weight and balance are the Lord’s: all the weights of the bag are his work. 12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Our thoughts and words have power… OUR TRUE NATURE is LOVE… So it is an abomination to act otherwise. When we transgress who we really are, we create a false reality for ourselves, we create a hell, within which we must suffer. The power of life and death is in our tongue. Our words and thoughts have great power.

14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

When we act out of ignorant rage, we create great hardship for ourselves… When we operate out of wisdom, when we operate out of truth and love we create peace in our lives… If only you could truly believe this, your whole life would change for the better, instead of creating a life of sorrow and pain.

15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

The LIGHT is a symbol of understanding, a person’s countenance is what is before and behind them, it is their experience, when we understand these things we find LIFE… and within this life is joy unspeakable. We must not act foolishly, we must no longer follow our fears and be snared by the lies of our ego. We must think before we speak, and we must test our thoughts before we set in our heart that these thoughts are true.

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

To find the truth within you is the great treasure that has been hidden in the field, as the scriptures state. When we find this treasure we MUST rid ourselves of everything we foolishly valued before it. When we do we find REST!

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

You may say you can’t forgive some, that some do not deserve your love, you may find that you want to hold onto past hurt feelings and say things like, I CANNOT FORGET OR FORGIVE… Well my friend this is the Pride that goes before the fall… You are setting yourself up for more heartache, more pain, more hate, more of the same. But to embrace love erases past wrongs and sets a person free.

19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Why is it better to put others, even your enemies above yourself? Because in so doing you lift yourself up out of your self created hell… we must embrace love to be free… How you think and act determines your experience and shapes your world…

20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

How you handle things decides whether you will find good or bad… it is all in your power. Whoever trusts in the wisdom of Love finds happiness, and will find never an end to what one may know.

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

As above (what you think) so below (what you experience)… this is why the Proverbs state we must understand the power of our thoughts and words, and that the right words are sweet to the soul health to our bones. Now it may seem right to behave how everyone else behaves, to think the way everyone else thinks, but the world’s ways are not our ways… and when we act contrary to our nature, we suffer. Think of the torment of the drowning man who is meant to breath air, how he suffers if he tries to exist in an environment that is not natural for him. If we act out of our nature there are repercussions, and those repercussions are like the water flooding the drowning man’s lungs forcing him to return to his natural and perfect state of being.

Read these next lines and see how we actually imagine evil for ourselves because this world (our lusts) and the ruler of this world (our Ego) has convinced us that good is evil and evil is good.

25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

These four passages proclaim the state of mankind’s heart… we have been brainwashed to believe getting ahead of others is our right, that its a dog eat dog world, that nice guys finish last, and that the only way to happiness is the one who ends up with the most THINGS… We have been brainwashed to hate, to lie, to cheat, to do whatever we have to to get ahead… and this is why people hurt today. Because these terrible beliefs we bring to pass by believing this is just how things are. People plot, and scheme as to how they can get someone back for how they have been wronged. People plot and scheme and tempt people to be what they foolishly decided them to be in their hate filled hearts.

30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Our EGO is the cause our suffering, it is that voice in our head saying… hate this person, get that person back, you will never be loved, you will never get ahead, you will never be happy… and when you believe these lies you bring this experience to pass. However, if you don’t… IF you take hold of the TRUTH and understand that… YOU ARE OF GOD… And who you REALLY are IS greater than who you think you are or have been… then you will know LIFE EVERLASTING!

1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

There is nothing that can hurt you but you!

31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

It’s time to RULE WISELY! It’s time to wake up to your RIGHTEOUSNESS! It’s time to let go of hate and fear and embrace LOVE AND TRUTH! Because in the end, it is ALL IN YOUR POWER TO DO SO… one way or another. It’s always been up to you… RETURN TO THE LORD (The one who really exists) and LIVE!

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

Peace to you and yours,
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Hidden Wisdom From Above

Hidden Wisdom From Above

This morning I just had a real strong desire to write. I did not know what to write, in fact the last time I had something that I truly wanted to share, I just didn’t have the time to write it as I started a new job and have been working many hours. Instead I posted a brief “thought for the day” on my facebook about it. It was something that I found to be truly wonderful and yet I was surprised it didn’t get the attention that I thought it would.

As you all know by now, I love it when the “SPIRIT” of the scriptures are uncovered. Because as we all know by now it is the SPIRIT OF THE STORY that gives us life, not the LETTER (literal) understanding of it. We are meant to be ministers of the SPIRIT, of the heart of truth and love, not ministers of historical fact or literal repetition.

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

It is the SPIRIT that gives one peace. It is that AHA moment, when you finally understand what it all means that changes a person’s heart. The focus should never be on the reciting of a particular story or accepting it to be literally true. The focus should always be on what IT ALL MEANS. It is the SPIRIT of the story that has been hidden away within the story that we are destined to share.

We are to share the meaning of the GOSPEL (good news) not simply the repetition of it. What does it matter if you can repeat every single word of the nativity story, if you don’t realize that THIS STORY is YOUR STORY. What does it matter if you can repeat page after page of scripture if you don’t first know what it means?

WHAT IS THE MYSTERY THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN? That is what we must share. THE SPIRIT of the mystery tucked away neatly within the author’s story.

1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory

And this mystery is CHRIST IN YOU! But merely repeating those words means nothing, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU!

Proverbs 26:7
The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

This simple passage reveals a great mystery. The Author is telling you what a LAME man is. Re-read the passage… now what is the LAME man a symbol of?

RIGHT! A FOOL! One who does not know the TRUTH. One who has yet to have the SPIRIT of the PARABLE revealed. One who has yet to have the TRUTH heal his FOOLISH AFFLICTION. And CHRIST (the TRUTH reveals in mankind) HEALS the LAME.

So what I wanted to share recently was the parable of the man with the withered hand. Jesus healed him on the sabbath. This was the short poem I posted, in hopes someone would pick up on its hidden meaning.

When Jesus healed the man with the withered hand, the point wasn’t just to prove that on the Sabbath God had a different plan. The point was to show, that all it takes is compassion for anyone’s hand to grow. This is all allegory you see, for the spiritually and emotionally crippled to be free, all it takes is love and charity. This is why before the man was healed he was first told to “stretch forth his hand”… This for everyone is God’s plan. What we do for others we do for ourselves. This is the key to freedom and how all those hurting will be made well… Our Hand has been withered for far too long, our authority and power needs to be restored so we can begin to sing a new song. We too need to STRETCH FORTH OUR HAND to those in need and I promise when we do our hand that has been withered by lies and greed will be made whole and the peace we have all longed for we will finally see. So today I will Stretch forth your hand, not just for you but for me.

What I was trying to do was show people the SPIRIT of this story. Look, it doesn’t matter one bit whether a man named Jesus literally healed a person’s hand. HOW DOES BELIEVING THIS CHANGE A PERSON? The answer is… IT DOESN’T. All it creates is confusion. Because “as Jesus is so are we in this world.”

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

Now if this be true, then why can’t you or I just go up to someone without a limb, or who is lame and instantly heal them? The answer is, because the literal healing of the person IS NOT WHAT IS IMPORTANT! God only wants two things from us, LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS. If you do this, all of God’s law and spirit is fulfilled.

So how does one see that LOVE is the answer in these stories of people being healed?

One must see the parable! One must learn the hidden wisdom of God.

We must look at each word in scripture and find out what they represent. For the sake of time, I will only share one scripture as a description.

Let’s look at that scripture.

Luke 6:6
And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

The SABBATH is when we are meant to enter into REST. Meaning we have no more fear, we have hope, peace, we have stopped our works (vain effort) and we trust in God.

However, here we see that MAN (us) on the SABBATH (when we should be resting) found ourselves to have a right hand that was withered.

Now we understand that CHRIST (The TRUTH/Way/Life) of God is the RIGHT HAND OF GOD… So this must mean, that the TRUTH of God is of none effect in our lives. The authority of Love has withered, when it should be whole. Now watch how we begin to unravel the meaning of the withered hand.

The HAND = One Power, Ability, Influence

Exodus 15:6
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in POWER

The MAN is the story, is always a representation of US. FOR we are the MEN AND WOMEN of scripture.

To have the Power of God withered in your life, means you are not ruled by the TRUTH. When something withers it is first starved of water (doctrine/teaching/understanding). The good news is, there is a way to heal this. And that is found in STRETCHING OUT YOUR HAND.

I hope by now you see that this ALLEGORY is about how the authority and power and love of God is restored when the MAN (us) begins to STRETCH OUT OUR HANDS!!!! Meaning we must LOVE OTHERS! When we do this we are made whole again and the power and authority of God’s truth is restored whole in our lives so we can finally do GOOD!

Because we MUST do good on the sabbath, not evil. We should be resting, we should be loving, we should be trusting, and to do this we MUST understand the SPIRIT of the story. Not just of scripture but of our lives.

Gal 4
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants

The LITERAL is slavery, but the SPIRITUAL iS LIFE! It is time for us to look past the literal and see the SPIRIT of it all.

Every writer loves to delve into allegory as it does more than just paint the picture for you, it allows the picture to unfold into your imagination into something that lives.

Let me explain what I mean by using the classic “Moby Dick” to illustrate. In Melville’s amazing tale, the White Whale and the journey to hunt it down means so much more than just some man trying to get revenge.

For those that don’t know the story, here is a brief synopsis from good ole Wikipedia…

The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab’s boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge.

Now on one level this story tells an exciting tale, but if one were to just take this story at face value, the true meaning would forever be lost. Because this “White Whale” is not just a literal whale. It symbolizes something greater. Whether it is inner conflict or worldly pressures, well that depends greatly on what the reader needs to learn at the moment.

Every element of Moby Dick, as well as many others classic tales, contain great hidden wisdom. That goes also for Ahab’s “Leg” which was more than just a literal leg but the ability to move on, or “The ship”, “The Crew”, “Ishmael” himself, all of which has a deeper, allegorical meaning.

When the greater truth of a story is uncovered the life of the reader can be changed… Or so that is the hope of every author.

Within my novel, The Calling, characters, locations and scenarios all have a deeper meaning. It was my desire for people to read this novel again and again and have the ability to take something new away from it. This is the same way I read the scriptures.

However, if one were to read my novel, strictly as a literal story, sure it would be an exciting ride but they would miss the “LIFE/SPIRIT” of the story, which I believe could truly make a difference in their lives, much like Melville’s tale, or “Tom Sawyer” and of course the greatest book of them all, The Bible (IN MY HUMBLE OPINION).

But how can one experience change and learn this great wisdom from above, if one doesn’t pray for IT and seek after the deeper meaning.

The question is, how do we SEE this deeper meaning? Who holds the keys to unlocking the treasures hidden away from “literal” sight?

Isaiah 48:6
…I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.

We are being shown things all the time. But in the past we didn’t really pay attention. However, today is different, today MANY are waking up. Many are seeing God and the truth of God in a new LIGHT (a new way of seeing the scriptures). Where once people didn’t know how to find the truth within now they are learning that all one needs to do is ask.

“Teach me the Truth Lord, No Matter What The Cost!” – This was my prayer, but that prayer was first a desire that was planted within me. I did not ask for this desire, it was a gift. A gift all of you have been wonderfully given as well.

Psalm 21:2
Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips.

This is the gift of God, lest any man should boast.

Proverbs 25:14
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain

There is no one more anointed than you. There is no one more special or gifted than you. If only people could see that their salvation (freedom from their ignorant suffering and false ego) lies within. If only people could see that the truth of God does not live in others alone and that the truth of God is not for a special chosen lot who people flock to every sunday. If only people could see that the truth of God is not for those who parade around in the churches, wearing expensive clothes, who love the praise of men and the riches of the world…

Luke 20:46
Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts

If only people could see that TRUTH of God is for us all. It is within us all and waiting to be discovered by us all.

Yet, you will never be free, you will never have hope and peace, until you let go of everything you thought you knew about God and sincerely desire the truth of God.

The good news is many of you reading this right now are already there. In addition you also know it was not by your will alone that brought you to this point.

Romans 9:16
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy

This is great news. This is reason for us all to stand up and shout…

Psalm 62:1
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation

No matter what we are going through, regardless of where we are, THE HAND OF THE LORD is WITH US and there is a work taking place within us that no one can destroy.

Isaiah 14:27
For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Now that is great new, isn’t it? WE CAN’T FAIL PEOPLE! No one is too lost to be found, no one is to hurt to be healed, no one is to consumed with anger to forgive, NO ONE IS OUTSIDE OF THE PURPOSE THAT IS WITHIN US ALL.

Sure it may take time for others to see the Light, but that doesn’t mean the light isn’t within them already waiting for their experiences to open the door of their understanding so they can see it and express it to others.

You see God makes everything beautiful in its time. More importantly, God has ALREADY done it.

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time

Isn’t it time for us to stop arguing over what is literal and what is not. Isn’t it time for us to see to the heart of God so in turn we can show the heart of God to others. It is time for us to finally have HOPE!

Romans 5:5
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

GOD IS LOVE AND TRUTH! And the HIDDEN WISDOM of God is found in every story, in every life, in every situation, in every heart, in every minute or every day. So seek the SPIRIT of the story, not the letter of it all. Seek the WISDOM from above and remember what God’s wisdom truly is.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

For those that want to condemn others, persecute others, tear down others, this is the path to a life of despair. But for those who love all, accept all, and stretch their hands toward all… this is the wisdom that is above all.

It is my great hope, that this WISDOM which is PURE, PEACEABLE, GENTLE, EASY, FILLED WITH MERCY, WITHOUT PARTIALITY, AND WITHOUT HYPOCRISY… it is THIS WISDOM I pray you will seek, as you seek the SPIRIT OF IT ALL!

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This paper is going to discuss the GARDEN of EDEN in great detail. It will show you where, and what, this GARDEN is. How ADAM/EVE (mankind/us) was cast out and how we can and will return.

I also will touch briefly on a revelation that hit me yesterday that ties in great with the GARDEN… That is the relationship between HEROD and JESUS. Let me start with that and I will transition into the Garden, Promise!

Like all my papers, take a wild guess what HEROD and JESUS represent… The story of the war WITHIN US! If I have said it once, I have said it a Kabillion times, the BIBLE IS OUR STORY.

That’s right Herod and Jesus is another wonderful allegory of how our “outer man” or “ego” or whatever you want to call the DEAD MAN (Ignorant carnal first state of man) and our INWARD MAN (Christ) are at odds. How the OUTWARD/CARNAL/ANTICHRIST nature of MAN wants to kill the TRUTH of who we are! The story of Jesus coming into this world, how Joseph and Mary had to flee and how Herod wanted this “Messiah” dead is a wonderful allegory for what is happening within each of us.

(Disclaimer: This is NOT to say that there wasn’t a literal Jesus or Herod. So settle down those in the Religious Peanut gallery. What I am saying is NONE OF THAT MATTERS. So let’s look at what does, the REVELATION of scripture)


Galatians 4:29
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

We see this in the stories of ESAU (Flesh) wanting to kill JACOB. Ishmael and Isaac. Cane and Abel. The list goes on and on. The FLESH profits nothing, to be carnally minded is DEATH, so of course the FLESH (ignorant/carnal thinking) will always want to put to death the SPIRIT (which is LIFE and peace). In other words, WHO WE THINK WE ARE is KILLING who we REALLY ARE.

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other:

Romans 8:7
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So what is this telling us?

Well, that the CARNAL MAN (who we thought, or think, we are), The EGO who who believes to be the master of the universe, the one who believes “they are in control”, the EGO man is the ONLY ENEMY of God there is.

This CARNAL/EGO MAN is a creation of all of our experiences and brainwashing in this world. We were taught in this world to put our faith in our senses. (Sight, Touch, Taste, Smell, Hearing) and yet the Sixth sense is “I SEE DEAD PEOPLE” all around because of it!

The instant mankind was cast out of the GARDEN and starting living/existing OUTSIDE of THE GARDEN instead of WITHIN IT. Mankind DIED, they became scared of God, hid from God, in the BRANCHES AND TREES, (which I will explain in detail later) – MANKIND lost their unity of the SPIRIT and DIED (BECAME IGNORANT)

This is the FALL we ALL took place in. And it starts everytime we are born in this hellish world(lusts of the world).

We began to believe we were Joe, Bobbie, Tabitha, etc. etc… we began to believe we “our EGO nature” is all there is. And the way we began to believe this was by eating from that TREE in the MIDDLE of the GARDEN we were told NOT TO EAT FROM. So what was that TREE? … Slow down there Tonto, I’ll get to it.

Let me frist start any explain where and what the GARDEN of EDEN really is. So we can put all of this “looking for the real location of Eden” behind us. I know if this TRUTH got out, the History would be peeved, well at least they could still look for the remains of the Arc. (I’m being sarcastic “church”.

So, I’ll explain what the GARDEN OF EDEN is, then I’m going to get all SCIENTIFIC on you. Now pay attention because this is REALLY AMAZING. I learned this years ago and thought it much more than a coincidence, back then. But like everything else I write, today was the day for me to write it and share it with you all. Then it WILL BE up to you to go to GOD WITHIN and see if it is true. (NEVER take the word of a MAN, Let every man be a liar, but let GOD BE TRUE.)

But, I believe that you will give a big “WOW” after reading this.


In the middle of the GARDEN, GOD placed ADAM (which I hope by now you understand is an allegory for all of MANKIND.) In fact the NAME ADAM in HEBREW is translated as MANKIND!

Okay, so back to the GARDEN. MANKIND was place INSIDE it. And inside the GARDEN there was a TREE that MANKIND(ADAM) was forbidden to EAT THE FRUIT OF… Now see if you can catch this.

Before eating the FRUIT (what this forbidden tree produced) of this TREE in the MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN, Mankind ONLY existed INSIDE/WITHIN the Garden. They were one with God and everything, there was no pain, fear, guilt, they were naked and were not ashamed. But AFTER eating the fruit of this cursed TREE in the MIDDLE of the GARDEN, Mankind began LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE GARDEN, and OUTSIDE of this Garden there is no peace. (Some of you caught that, for those who didn’t, continue on… por favor!)

Is man his body, flesh, blood and bones? Or IS MAN HIS thoughts?

ANSWER: Man is the SPIRIT/THOUGHTS that exist WITHIN his BODY.

I will simply explain this using scripture. So you see MAN is not the OUTWARD FORM, but really MAN exists WITHIN the OUTWARD FORM or APPEARANCE. (note: This will tie into Herod and Jesus soon)


MAN is made in the IMAGE OF GOD. Man is made in CHRIST. We become/are the body, mind, of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

People are blind to who they are IN CHRIST, because of their EGO/CARNAL thinking. God only has ONE CHILD (Mankind) and that ONE CHILD are all either DEAD IN ADAM or ALIVE in CHRIST.

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

CHRIST is our LIFE SOURCE. Man and CHRIST are ONE. The problem is the CARNAL MAN (antichrist) thinks “He or She” is separate from God and everyone else, he lives in the TEMPORAL SENSUAL WORLD, he lives and exists OUTSIDE of HIMSELF (CHRIST).

Religion even places God, Heaven, and Christ OUTSIDE of us and says Jesus is STILL TO RETURN. Man places the TRUTH far away, when the TRUTH is WITHIN and always has been WITHIN. The problem is, if you are DEAD IN ADAM (ignorance) you don’t know who you are and you are living by your senses in the temporal world. You exist OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF (Christ) … But when CHRIST who is our LIFE is revealed to us/appears, we live and exist ONLY WITHIN.

CHRIST is our LIFE. Christ is the IMAGE of GOD. And where is CHRIST FOUND AGAIN? …. WITHIN US!

Colossians 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

I went through all of this to SHOW YOU, that MANKIND (ADAM) was PLACED WITHIN the GARDEN of EDEN.

In other words, Mankind is not his body or anything EXTERIOR. The CARNAL MAN puts his faith and hope in everything outside of himself. The CARNAL man loves looking at themselves in the mirror, making muscles and all sorts of nonsence… (Or is that just me?) snicker, snicker… But CHRIST IS WITHIN us.


Okay with that all said and done.

Genesis 2:8
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

What do you think that GARDEN is “CHURCH”, the ONE Man was PLACED INSIDE.

If MAN is not Flesh, as the FLESH profits nothing. If MAN is the SPIRIT within the BODY. Paul says we are to know NO MAN after the Flesh, but after the SPIRIT!

I shouldn’t really even have to explain this, but MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR FORM, Man lives WITHIN the exterior form. But that doesn’t mean that MAN LIVES WITHIN where he should, and that is the cause of all the suffering in this world and our lives.

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

Catch that? Suffering presently because we put our faith and trust outside of ourselves, but the GLORY IS REVEALED IN US…

I digress, if MAN is NOT the EXTERIOR form. And we know MANKIND’S LIFE is CHRIST, which is SPIRIT not flesh and bone. Then MAN was PLACED within this BODY/FORM.

Isaiah 1:30
For ye shall be as a garden that hath no water.

I’ll come right out and tell you this…. The Garden is YOU! It is YOU, YOU, YOU! YOU are the GARDEN that CHRIST WAS PLACED IN. And DIED IN! And shall RESURRECT in.

John 19:41
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre

Where was CHRIST crucified again? GOLGATHA (The place of the SKULL) – The TRUTH was killed WITHIN US, in our MINDS. This is why, there was a GARDEN, and in that GARDEN A NEW TOMB.

John 19:41
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre

Translation: “Now in the place where our TRUE LIFE was put to death there was a BODY, and in this BODY a TOMB.”

Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

Where CHRIST (Our TRUE LIFE) was crucified there was a GARDEN and A TOMB. And CHRIST IS WITHIN. Killed at the PLACE OF THE SKULL. The Hope of Glory is not CHRIST coming OUTSIDE, but being REVEALED WITHIN.

WE, our BODIES, EGO’S, who we THINK WE ARE is the GARDEN of EDEN. God planted this GARDEN so he could place HIS IMAGE inside it TO TEND IT.

Why do you think Mary after, Jesus’s resurrection supposed him to be a GARDENER, the one who TENDS to the GARDEN (US)

The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Reign of GOD’S TRUTH/Christ) is WITHIN. And look at what it is compared to.

Luke 13:19
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN/CHRIST is all WITHIN US. We (who we think we are) is the GARDEN. And here the REIGN OF GOD’S WAYS is pictured as a TREE that GROWS into a GREAT TREE. (This TREE allegory will soon blow you away)

Because believe it or not this has SCIENTIFIC MERIT! Which I will soon get to.

So the GARDEN IS US, CHRIST is within us. So how did we begin to look for salvation outside of us? When did we begin to exist OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES (The Garden) instead of being one with the SPIRIT OF TRUTH within… Well let’s go to the beginning… Literally.

In GENESIS we see how ADAM/EVE were ONE until a deep SLEEP (ignorance) came upon MANKIND. a quick note, GOD DID THIS. He made MANKIND IGNORANT. There is a reason for this.


God did this because he knew it was not good for MANKIND TO BE ALONE (ONE)… So he separated the SOUL OF MAN from the SPIRIT OF GOD. Now we believe there are many, when truly there is only CHRIST.

WE are the GARDEN that all of this takes place IN.

What and who is the TREE OF LIFE (CHRIST) = WISDOM is a tree of life.

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

What is the TREE that kills? What is the CURSED TREE that when EVE AND ADAM ate from the fruit of they DIED (Became IGNORANT)? You ask.

Well both of these TREES are WITHIN US.

Genesis 25:23
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Now here is where the SCIENCE of our anatomy makes you go, COOOOOOL!

When MANKIND ate of the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, he DIED. Which means, Mankind (adam) became ignorant of his connection to God and everything. He was CAST OUT of the Garden.

This is pictured today as how all of us exist. We put our faith in what we see, touch, taste, smell, etc. That is what “we believe” is REAL TO US. And so we are LIVING outside OURSELVES (THE GARDEN) but in this exterior existence there will be no peace or freedom. Only thorns (cares of the world and lusts thereof)

So what was this NASTY TREE Mankind ate from that messed us up?

Well if we are the GARDEN PHYSICALLY, then the TREE in the MIDDLE OF US physically, would be called the NERVOUS SYSTEM!

WHATEVER JACOB! (Don’t believe me? Read on, IF YOU DARE!!!! Dun dun dunnnnnnn!)

It is interesting that our senses which is also our curse is in the Middle of us. It even looks like a TREE smack dab in the middle of us, don’t you think?

Here is a brief scientific explanation of what the NERVOUS SYSTEM does. And I clipped this from Kids Health. I figured a child like explanation was better for me, because I am not really that bright (insert smiley face)

ANATOMY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: “If you think of the brain as a central computer that controls all bodily functions, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. It does this via the spinal cord, which runs from the brain down through the back and contains threadlike nerves that branch out to every organ and body part.”

NERVES THAT BRANCH OUT? — Well, there is another revelation waiting there “CHURCH”. BRANCHES.

Jeremiah 33:15
In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

You see, a BRANCH in scripture is an allegory for a THOUGHT, or THOUGHTS. And yes, once again SCIENCE backs this all up. Check it “CHURCH”

“Neurobiologists have gained new insights into how neurons control growth of the intricate tracery of BRANCHES called dendrites that enable them to connect with their neighbors. Dendritic connections are the basic receiving stations by which neurons form the signaling networks that constitute the brain’s circuitry”

DENDRITES look like the branches of a TREE. Looks almost like a FOREST of BRANCHES, doesn’t it. This is why they are called the BRANCHES. “Branches of Thought” — It is also another reason I subtitled my NOVEL, THE CALLING “A VOICE IN THE DEAD WOODS”

The DEAD WOODS – being an allegory for MANKIND being lost in their CARNAL IGNORANT THOUGHTS/LIES/IMAGINATIONS.

Now here is where is gets COOL and WEIRD. This DENDRITIC CONNECTIONS are what makes our THOUGHTS… BRANCHES = THOUGHTS. Now watch this.

John 15:5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

CHRIST is our LIFE, we (OUR THOUGHTS) are the EXPRESSION of that LIFE. Now wait it gets better.

John 15:2
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Every THOUGHT rooted in OUR LIFE’S TRUTH grows and flourishes. But every THOUGHT (BRANCH) that is NOT rooted in this LIFE will be destroyed!

This has nothing to do with literal people being cast into infinite torture and burned endlessly. HOGWASH! This scripture has to do with how God redeems us with the TRUTH. Every DENDRITIC CONNECTION, every BRANCH, every THOUGHT that doesn’t produce the FRUIT OF CHRIST will ultimately be cast away.

Remember, WE ARE THE GARDEN. Christ was placed INSIDE the GARDEN to TEND IT.

John 20:15
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

But CHRIST (the TRUTH) died the INSTANT MANKIND’S SOUL followed after the SNAKE HANGING on that TREE (NERVOUS SYSTEM) in the middle.

Now here is where it gets REALLY weird. There is LITERALLY A SNAKE hanging from that TREE (The nervous system). It is called the REPTILIAN BRAIN. Don’t believe me? Well, look it up, or just read on, yet another scientific paragraph I clipped for you.

“The R-complex consists of the brain stem and the cerebellum. Its purpose is closely related to actual physical survival and maintenance of the body. The cerebellum orchestrates movement. Digestion, reproduction, circulation, breathing, and the execution of the “fight or flight” response in stress are all housed in the brain stem. Because the reptilian brain is primarily concerned with physical survival, the behaviors it governs have much in common with the survival behaviors of animals. It plays a crucial role in establishing home territory, reproduction and social dominance. The overriding characteristics of R-complex behaviors are that they are automatic, have a ritualistic quality, and are highly resistant to change.”

The REPTILIAN brain is bascially our lowest ANIMAL LIKE NATURE. The beastly qualities found in man. When we are seduced away by this, the LOWEST PART of our TRIUNE BRAIN (Limbic system, neo-cortex, Reptilian cortex) – We exist in the LUSTS OF THIS WORLD.

This is the SNAKE (our basest carnal thoughts) that is constantly trying to get us to bow down and worship him. And the most enlightening phrase in the above article is that the REPTILIAN BRAIN is highly resistant to change.

THE FLESH (sensual/carnal thinking) hates the SPIRIT (Truth,God, Our LIFE/CHRIST)

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

ONCE MANKIND started EATING (assimilating their knowledge) through the FRUIT (SENSES) provided by the NERVOUS SYSTEM (TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN). Mankind began to exist OUTSIDE of themselves, and it was the SNAKE that got us to do so.

Think about your life. What brings you comfort and joy? What makes you feel stable?

I would lying if I were to say, I didn’t care what people thought of me. I would be deceiving you all if I were to say that when I am hurt by people it doesn’t get me down. I would be lying if I were to say the weather and my circumstances don’t dictate my mood. I would be lying to you all if I said, “I don’t care if I’m in debt” and if I said, “I don’t feel safe with more money in the bank, I feel safe because I TRUST SOLEY IN GOD.”

Here is my point, even with ALL OF THIS understanding, that the TRUTH is WITHIN and that the answers are not WITHOUT. I myself find it hard to RE-ENTER the Garden of God while my EXTERNAL (CARNAL MAN) is fighting to keep me focused on the FRUIT of the TREE (NERVOUS SYSTEM).

But the TRUTH is within us all, and we will OVERCOME THE WORLD, because CHRIST IN US overcame it first. But why is it so hard to just ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM once and for all! Why do we struggle, suffer, etc, etc?

Well, there was placed at the GARDEN entrance something to KEEP US from re-entering in again.

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

What you’ll find interesting is these CHERUBIM are also woven in the VEIL that keeps people from the holiest of holies. These CHERUBIM are also on either side of the MERCY SEAT, keeping the MERCY SEAT in DARKNESS/SHADOW.

So let me tell you what these CHERUBIM are. The TRANSLATION for CHERUBIM is “IMAGINERY CREATURE” – which means, THEY DON’T EXIST.

This CHERUBIM is WHO WE THINK WE ARE. I know this is a lot of take in. But our CARNAL EGO is what keeps the TRUTH hidden WITHIN. It is our CARNAL EGO that keeps us LIVING OUTSIDE THE GARDEN (US) instead of WITHIN (where God and Christ sit)

Isaiah 37:16
O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between/WITHIN the cherubims.

Where else does God dwell “church”? … IN US!

Hebrews 9:5
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

A SHADOW blocks the LIGHT. The CHERUBIM keep the TRUTH HIDDEN within. This is what is keeping us from ENTERING INTO ETERNAL LIFE. (to know God and who we are)

This is why we must DIE TO OURSELVES (OUR EGO) You see, it is this COVERING CHERUB (flesh/carnal ego) that is keeping us from entering in.

Which brings us to HEROD and JESUS.

HEROD wanted JESUS dead. The ORIGINAL meaning and translation of the word “HEROD” from the GREEK, means “Outer covering, appearance” and Heroic.

Isn’t that something. HEROD – the OUTER COVERING/APPEARANCE/MAN’S FLESH wants to KILL Christ.

Remember, Herod was only a TEMPORARY KING set up by CARNAL MAN. He did not want to stop being in control. This is a symbol of why MANKIND teaches and believes “they are in control”, this antichrist nature in MAN wants to KILL the TRUTH for fear of losing control.

And while HEROD was on the hunt for CHRIST. Christ was forced to go HIDE IN EGYPT. (Bondage of the Flesh) – And it wouldn’t be until the OUTER COVERING CHERUB/HEROD (Man’s carnal nature is KILLED OFF) that CHRIST can RETURN to be revealed to ISRAEL.

Matthew 2: 19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. 21And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

So there is our entrance again into the GARDEN. The Hope of Glory is CHRIST WITHIN US, this is our TRUE NATURE.

For we were baptized into Christ’s death in the GARDEN, GOLGATHA, in our THINKING. But we are also RESURRECTED with CHRIST IN LIFE.

So stop eating from that TREE WITHIN. Stop putting your faith in the SEEN, FELT, TASTED, AND HEARD, and start putting your faith in the UNSEEN.

Romans 8: 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.


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