DRIVE

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“DRIVE”

“DRIVE”
What is salvation, the choir sings, what is it that the future will bring?
Will it be gates of pearl, will it be great wisdom making sense of the pain in the world?
Will there be streets of gold, or treasures untold, will life’s mystery unfold before our once uninterested eyes?
When the cold ground settles and dries, and time has forgotten the tears once cried, over the grave that swallowed what you once called life.
What will it be for you and me? Will we finally be free? Or will be wish we had a chance to do it all over again?
Asking for forgiveness from a dear old friend, connecting with a relative before the end, giving to help those living with struggle and pain, forgetting what it means to blame, complain, or to remain in the sad cycle of should of, could of, would of.
Will we wish someone had dished about the secrets to this here thing called life? Wouldn’t that be nice? Waking up in the morning and no longer longing for things to finally go your way, to simply wake up and be excited to say, “This is going to be a most excellent day!”
That sounds like salvation to me, declared the choir director ignorantly while directing the congregation to the wrong tree so when they leave they’ll forget to see what is in front entirely.
The rear view mirror has never been clearer but it’s an illusion that does not exist anymore. This is what mirrors are for, to keep us looking on what is behind until we become so blind we can no longer find the hunger and passion that we’ve convinced ourself to ignore, even though it put us in the driver seat to explore.
Perhaps, when we’ve come to the end, and this sad choir is our only friend, we’ll see we were always free even though we behaved as comatose slaves who prayed for a savior delayed eternally.
It will be then, our hand will extend, to grab hold of the steering wheel of life all over again, loving ourselves, enemies and friends, living for the moment and forgetting the past while still creating memories that last.
Finally in the driver seat driving and having a blast!
-Jacob Israel

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ARE WE GOD?

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ARE WE GOD?

That’s some title, is it not? An attention grabber for sure. However, a very important question to ask. A question that I have held off posting for many, many years. The reason is this very important question strikes fear into the hearts of people everywhere. We have been conditioned for so long to believe that such a question was off-limits. Not just off-limits, mind you, but we have been taught that to ask this question is the most blasphemous thing a person can do.

Have you ever wondered why that is?

What if the reason we have been conditioned to not ask this question is because the question itself may prove to be the very thing that sets us free?

Now I could post all sorts of scriptures that would make many second guess what they had been taught about God to begin with.

For example: That God is somehow far from them… when scripture teaches us that God is within us, through us, and is us. For God is all that exists.

1 Corinthians 8:6 – yet for us there is but ONE GOD, the Father, FROM WHOM ARE ALL THINGS and WE EXIST FOR HIM; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him (CHRIST).

We (who we believe ourselves to be) exist for GOD (the only one that really exists) and WE (Who we believe ourselves to be) exist THROUGH Christ.

The SON (who we are in this world) makes the Father known. And why does the SON (God’s creation) do this? … Because no one has SEEN God at any time.

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

You can’t SEE the SEER people. The SEER declares the ONE who sees. This is hard for me to explain and make plain here as well, which is why I have held off so long from posing this question before you all.

Ponder this for a moment: Who is the one seeing out of your eyes? Is that you? Now take it a step further, who is the one who creates the dreams you have at night?

SURELY, you believe yourself to be your conscious mind. But your conscious mind is so much smaller than your sub conscious mind. In addition your conscious mind is IN your subconscious mind, and your subconscious mind is in your conscious mind… and news flash people…. Your conscious mind and subconscious mind are BOTH IN YOU.

No one can know the subconscious mind (for lack of a better title), but the conscious mind makes the subconscious mind known.

I know this may be a lot to take in and may seem like a stretch. Nevertheless, the point of this simple essay is only to get you to question…. WHO AM I? AM I IN CONTROL? WHAT IS THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

When the disciples asked Jesus to show them God, to make God tangible and understandable to them… what did Jesus say?

John 14:9-11
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me

Jesus said, IF YOU HAVE SEEN ME YOU HAVE SEEN GOD! He said God is IN him, and he is IN GOD. He said, even the words he spoke came from God (not WHO they thought Jesus was).

Let me explain that for a second. Jesus understood the truth. That HE AND GOD were ONE and the same… That the “Jesus” part was a creation or the SON (offspring) of GOD (THE ONLY ONE WHO REALLY EXISTS).

Another way of understanding this mystery is to look at our own sense of being. Who we believe ourselves to be in this world, our names, our pet peeves, our likes, our dislikes, our hang ups, etc… that is a creation of WHO WE REALLY ARE. Who we are in this world is who we CHOOSE to be in this world. We can easily change who we are. We can change our names, try new things, we can do whatever we want, become whoever we want… we are in control of who we project into this world… In other words, who we project into this world is our offspring. Who we project into this world is our creation, our child… And the only way for others to get to know the REAL US is by the CHILD (our creation) to express who we really are. Because no one can really know who we REALLY are, all they can is WHO WE DECLARE TO THE WORLD.

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

So the SPIRIT within us, the “Lord” (existing one/one who truly exists) projects into this world the person we believe ourselves to be. And Jesus knew this well. Jesus understood that who he was in the world was simply the “child” of the God within us all… He wouldn’t dare say I AM GOD… yet he understood that God was LORD, that he was ONE with God and if ONE… then there is no other. This is a mystery and one that is hard to explain.

Who everyone knew Jesus to be in the world, who Jesus knew himself to be in this world WAS NOT GOD. He made that clear when he told the rich who was searching for answers, “there is NONE that is good save God”

When Jesus spoke to the disciples they couldn’t bear to hear this. They couldn’t grasp this. The disciples saw a man named Jesus and believed HE WAS GOD in the Flesh, people make this same mistake today. The belief that God is somehow separate from them…

Jesus wanted desperately for them to know the truth…. He even prayed that they would know that they were all ONE.

John 17
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Who we have believed ourselves to be is the creation of who we really are WITHIN. It is the IMAGE of who we really are… An image is not the source but a representation of the source.

“Let US (PLURAL) make MAN in OUR (PLURAL) IMAGE”

Don’t WE (who we really are) actually create who we want to be for others to see? Don’t we all do that?

We do it so often that sometimes it’s hard for us to keep track of who we really are, because we are so busy creating the image of who we want to be… BOTH CONSCIOUSLY AND SUBCONSCIOUSLY… And that is the reason the world seems to be in the mess it is.

Now let’s take that though a step further. First we create who we project into this world (who we think we are) and then we CREATE physical representations of (who we think we are) into this physical world as well by having children.

My wife and I said, “wouldn’t it be wonderful to create a child in our image”… and we then begin the joyous process of having children. WE CREATE HUMAN BEINGS. This begins within us and we then birth it out into this physical world. Then we go so far as to FORM those CHILDREN into WHO WE WANT THEM TO BE… Which in effect makes it hard for them to TRULY KNOW WHO THEY ARE… which is THE SAME AS WHO WE ALL REALLY ARE. Because there is ONLY GOD.

The word “Lord” in Greek, we defined literally means “THE EXISTING ONE, THE ONE WHO EXISTS”

When Moses dares to share GOD with Pharoah… what was the NAME OF GOD AGAIN?

“I AM” – “I EXIST”

BE STILL AND KNOW I AM GOD!

Think about this for a second. God can never forsake you or leave you?

WHY? you ask… Because YOU CANNOT FORSAKE OR DENY YOURSELF (who you really are within)… And it doesn’t even matter if you don’t believe what I am writing is true… because you can’t deny who you are to begin with.

2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

What if this is the key to our freedom? Could it be that we ALL are GOD in a manner of speaking? That we are all many members of the ONE BODY WHICH IS GOD?

1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the BODY is ONE, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are ONE body: SO ALSO IS CHRIST.

And if that be true is it so far-fetched to think that we all ARE projecting who we think we are into the world and creating all the wonderful things and terrible things we experience… because we simply believe that is what is supposed to be.

Is it possible that we create our own suffering and create our joy? Is this possible? The scriptures seem to back up this belief.

Proverbs 23:7
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

Job said, he greatest FEAR came upon him. Is it possible that our thoughts create our world? Is this why the scriptures warn us that the power of life and death is in the tongue?

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue

Consider something on a tangible scale… Look at your wall… now imagine a beautiful painting there… Can you not simply be imagining this and desiring this, create this and manifest this into your world?

Didn’t Jesus say, “with FAITH NOTHING shall be impossible to you?”

Matthew 17:20
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

BELIEF is the KEY to creation. Let me tell you why.

WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE.

If you don’t think you have power to calm the storm, YOU CAN’T… because you have created you inability to do so. If you BELIEVE you can turn your situation around, YOU WILL. If this wasn’t true then why would the scriptures point us in this direction?

Mark 11:24
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them
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IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL RECEIVE! But if you don’t want to believe these words, then look to your lives and ask yourself if anything in your life that has happened was something you couldn’t believe would happen… Then ask yourself, is anything that you want in life but don’t have something you truly believe you can have.

For years I have lived a life of saying I would do this or that before I found myself doing this or that. That goes for the good and the bad. Because if I am truly honest with myself… this is the story that I told myself and believed so what other story could be played out before me.

Few people are ready to grab unto the belief that their every waking moment is a creation of who they are to begin with. The problem is most are creating only fear and misery in their life… because they have been programmed since birth to believe that they are no good sinners and that they are incapable of saving themselves from their own ignorant creation.

One way of looking at it is… Your CONSCIOUS mind is the seed giver… An allegory of this is ADAM if you will… Your SUBCONSCIOUS MIND is a sense EVE the MOTHER OF ALL…

When the conscious mind and subconscious mind are of one accord, they are perfect, WHOLE… they are God manifested in this world.

Philippians 2:2
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

One MIND, one God, ONE baptism, One Spirit, ONE…

The problem is the conscious and subconscious mind have been separated, the subconscious mind was taken out of the conscious mind’s control… Just as Eve was taken out of Adam. The big trouble started when the subconscious mind began listening to the wrong HUSBAND… Our ego began talking to our subconscious mind and now we find our greatest fears coming upon us… because we deal more with thoughts of fear and worry and doubt and BELIEVE them to be true, more than we believe that we HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE. So in essence we are ignorantly creating all the time… JUST NOT THE THINGS WE DESIRE. We only create the things we BELIEVE will be.

Another way or looking at it is our subconscious mind is as GOD and our conscious Mind is as ADAM… and there was a time both were one accord and NOW they are separate.

These ideas I put forth, are simply ideas… but well worth pondering.

However just as our EGOTISTICAL IGNORANT thoughts can impregnate our subconscious mind and manifest it into the world… so can OUR CONSCIOUS mind do the same…

This is what the scriptures mean by taking on the mind of Christ, killing off the anti-christ… etc.

We have forgotten the truth and there has been this “veil” between the truth and who we think we are in this world. But this veil is taken away the instant we take up that cross.

2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ

Let’s put aside all of our religious indoctrination and the fear that goes along with it for a moment. Let’s dare to ask ourselves the really hard questions.

Like, why is it sometimes we start hearing a song in our head and all of a sudden there it is on the radio. Why is it we daydream of an old friend we haven’t heard from in years and then WHAMO they call? Why is it we dream of things before they happen, think of things before they happen? Why do we constantly say to ourselves “I knew that was going to happen.”

What if there really is more to us then we know.

Let’s look at the facts.

Where is God according to scripture?

1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth IN you?

Point to your temples people… God is ruling right there from his throne… in his KINGDOM. And where is God’s kingdom?

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

God exists IN his TEMPLE which is who you project into this world. God creates the Temple which is who you project into this world. God exists in his Kingdom… which is WITHIN YOU (who you project into the world).

WHO YOU PROJECT IN THIS WORLD is the TEMPLE OF GOD… AND GOD IS IN THE TEMPLE… and this TEMPLE you can tear down and rebuild at will…

Matthew 26:61
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

According to scripture GOD exists WITHIN YOU (who you think you are)… Just as the subconscious mind exists within the conscious mind and vice versa.

You are truly the beginning and the end of your life. You are the very center of all things IN YOUR WORLD. Everything everywhere exist outside of you, but has to exist WITHIN you for you to experience it. WHY IS THAT?

What if you dared to look deeper? What would happen if you dared to take responsibility for everything that happens in your life? Now… what would happen if you began to CREATE and ACT… as opposed to simply believing you are going along for the ride.

Your experiences are dependent on your choices and your choices are dependent on what you believe can and cannot be accomplished.

The god of this world is YOUR EGO… Your ego is the one that tells you that you are powerless and that you have no control. Your ego created a god outside of you, far away from you, a god that you cannot see, hear, or feel… your ego has led you out of the garden of Eden (which is you)… You ego has you focused on everything outside you as opposed to turning within. And it is this GOD OF THIS WORLD (your ego) that has blinded us of the GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST (awakening)

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.

Jesus said… if you want to know the way to the FATHER… then look at me. Jesus said I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE… Jesus also said so is everyone else.

AS GOD IS… SO ARE WE

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.

I wrote this article not to say I am God… but to pose a question to all of you… IF YOU AND I AND EVERYONE WAS GOD how would that change the way we live our life?

And for those that say we should not question such things… I will remind you of what Jesus said to his disciples.

Luke 11:9-11
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

My prayer has always been “Teach me the truth no matter what the cost.” Because it is only the TRUTH that can set us all free… The question I have now is… Just who am I praying to? If the only God there is, is within me to begin with.

It is important to note that being one with something, and understanding that that “something” is all there really is, does not make you that “something” as well …

The YOU you ARE in this world is a projection of something so much greater than who you believe, and know yourself to be… Who you are in this world is a “HOST” for something much greater than you, hiding away within you, pulling the strings, the ghost in the machine. The LORD (EXISTING ONE) OF HOSTS is another name for “God” in scripture. But make no mistake about it, “No one has seen God at anytime…” YOU CAN’T SEE THE SEER after all.

Which is why, the greatest of all prayers is… “Not my will be done Lord (existing one) but thine!”

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JACOB
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