IS THERE A FIG TREE WITH FRUIT AROUND?



IS THERE A FIG TREE WITH FRUIT AROUND?

So today my wife and I are going to do something that is going to seem quite strange to many of you. We are going to visit a QUAKER MEETING HOUSE here in Smithtown NY. Now before you get all LOONEY and think “I knew it, JACOB is LOONEY TOON!”

Well, I’m not! Want proof? Listen to this, “Figgilly figgiilly diggilly doooooo!” You see I am completly sane!

Anywayl, I’m not a fan of any organized religion, but I am a huge fan of learning about them and meeting new people who want to know God. And after the research I did on the QUAKER FAITH you’ll find, it ain’t too bad… But don’t worry about my eternal soul people, I don’t believe I will be joining any new religion in the near or distant future… But for those who be judging I’ll have you know, the Quaker seems to be a peace loving, compassionate, caring, Christ seeking believer, so settle down you Silly Goose Head!”

Paul says it is good to be everything for everyman! This is why for years I have studied various faiths.

You’ll find I have a bunch of holy books I quote from on this blog. I try to hold back, as I don’t want to cause another to stumble… But how else do we meet people where they are at and learn from them, if we do not venture out and see if there be more.

Regardless, there is a reason for everything, even this post today. Which really has very little to do with the QUAKERS and has everything to do with People who hurt us and how this may very well be God’s will!
But I digress, I was led to the QUAKER faith, and it fascinated me. So I studied as much as I could. For no other reason than I just had to find out how they cornered the market on hot breakfast cereal!

BUT SERIOUSLY, I came across their faith quite by ACCIDENT (what I would think was by accident)… But what lately I have learned is Divine Intervention… Which means pretty much EVERYTHING that happens in life, is orchestrated by God.

Amos 4:13
He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth— the LORD God Almighty is his name.

Sometimes even the MEAT-HEAD things we do, God is inspiring IN US. Because it is out these very knucklehead moves that the LORD OF HOSTS brings us closer to the TRUTH.

SIDE NOTE: Ever consider what a HOST is? When you HOST someone, YOU are putting them up in your HOUSE, or BUSINESS, or INTERNET SITE. If you are a Parasite You LIVE off your HOST. Consider this, we are the HOST that GOD lives IN, THROUGH, BY AND FOR. He is the LORD of HOSTS (us) — we are HIS HOST – We are his TEMPLE, He is our LORD. He is at the WHEEL steering people.

So, even when we do something so dumb, like BREAKING OUR KNECK, something I did when I was eighteen… It was GOD that inspired my action to get me to do thus! Because this BROKEN neck BROUGHT me closer to my destiny, which was to be a writer, author extraordinaire… (anyone buy my novel today? hint, hint, hint — http://www.jacobisrael.org )

So, if I didn’t do what I did I wouldn’t be here writing to you all… You see, even our meat-head actions are GODS BEAUTIFULLY ORCHESTRATED PERFECT WILL for our lives. Bringing us CLOSER to our DESTINY and to our PURPOSE. Closer to Him! Remember…

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Oh I know what you’re thinking, God ONLY takes care of the steps of a Righteous man. Well, let me tell you something. God is in control of us all. Good, Bad, and Bob Barker TOO!

Check out Joseph, not Mary’s Squeeze, but the one who got the funky many colored coat! NOW, just look at how foolish Joseph was when he spoke to his brothers after his awesome dream.

He must have sounded sooooo arrogant after telling his brothers about his dream, how they would all bow down before him. And that got his brother soooooo angry, that they wanted him dead, or at least they were going to PANTS HIM for it!

Genesis 37 6-8 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

Just think of how COCKY Joseph sounded to them, when he was alll like… “Listen to me my brothers, you and my Father will bow down before me! Yes, I am the greatest, I totally ROCK! I will rule over you! HA! HA! HA! And did I mention Reuben, you have bad breath and back hair! Simeon I am better looking than you! And Judah you are a punk and I can totally take you out in WII!… I AM JOSEPH HEAR MY ROAR!”

I mean, what older brothers wouldn’t take Joseph and dunk his head in the toilet a couple of times? That’s an older brother’s job, isn’t it? To humble the younger?

Well, that is why the CARNAL MAN, ADAM, IS HERE PEOPLE! You see, these stories are all ALLEGORIES, for us to learn from. Whatever is without is most definately from within.

THE ELDER (carnal nature) is here to HUMBLE THE YOUNGER. This is why Jacob was running scared most of his life. His older, scary, hairy, brother Esau!

The good news is, in the END the ELDER (carnal nature) will serve the YOUNGER (Christ)

These are PICTURES of the TWO NATURES at war WITHIN us. And each of these BROTHERS of JOSEPH are individual pictures as well. Here I will give you a brief history of the 1st Born and 2nd Born –

The HEBREW TRADITION stated that the 1st born NATURAL SON inherits all the birthright and possesions of the FATHER, this is why the BLESSING OF THE FATHER is so important… BUT RIDDLE ME THIS BATMAN? When it comes to the KINGDOM OF GOD, the FIRSTBORN is NEVER THE ONE WHO INHERITS, we always see the 1ST is cast off, for the 2nd!

WHY?

Because, this is an allegory. The NEW WINE is not prefered by the natural man, but the OLD WINE… The 1st MAN is NATURAL not spiritual and this is what NATURAL MAN WANTS but not GOD… this is why we see a trend in scripture. THE 1ST BORN is almost always what I call a DEATH DEALER, someone who brings death or kills, whereas you’ll see the 2ND BORN is always, ALWAYS a SHEPHARD! Sound like anyone we know?

That’s right, the Big Kahuna! CHRIST!

So the 1st Born is the (Killer, ignorant, carnal, first nature of man) and the 2ND Born seems to be the (Enlightened Christ, Shepherd Nature revealed after in man). We see the 1st born and 2nd Born again and again in so many stories in the bible, but because I’m lasy and my finger cramp, Im only going to list a few.

1st Born ADAM (brings death) —- 2nd Adam CHRIST (Shepard- BRINGS LIFE)
1st CANE (death) —- 2nd ABEL (Shepard – pleases God)
1st ISHMAEL (Hunter/slave/death/cast off) —– 2nd ISAAC (Shepard – Life)
1st ESAU (Hunter/Killer) —- 2nd JACOB (ME! LOL … Shepard – Life)

Getting the idea here? These are all wonderful word pictures.

Our first worldly nature is formed out of the DUST OF OUR EXPERIENCE.
Now for those of you thinking about your literal older brother or younger sister, STOP! These are PARABLES, they are symbols… these are NATURES IN YOU at work and WAR! This really has NOTHING to do with being LITERALLY BORN OF FLESH AT ALL!

John 1:13
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Two NATURES, two BROTHERS at WAR – 1st born and 2ND born.

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.

The WOMB is where the CARNAL MAN and CHRIST are birthed from. The 1st born or 2nd! And you see, here we have BOTH inside fighting for control. But no worries, in the END, Christ overcomes the world, so will we.

1 John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

This CARNAL MAN is a tough NUT to crack. ESPECIALLY if you were raised in my house growing up. But I assure you…

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.

So, Joseph’s brother’s took sibling hazing a bit far by wanting him dead, But Joseph was sounding a bit cocky, you have to admit! However, this was ALL really just a SYMBOL of how CHRIST IN US is abused by our CARNAL NATURE and how the CHRIST WITHIN is made subject to this VANITY (OUR NONSENCE) for a time. Until the SOULISH MAN, realizes there is a FAMINE in the land, and humbly returns to the BROTHER (Christ) within, begging for help. This is a picture of how we all fall and return again.

But let us just FOR A MOMENT (how I hate to do this) look at the story of Joseph in literary terms for now.

Well, in this next little story in Genesis we learn how God WAS WORKING ALL the angles in Joseph’s life! He was behind it all. You would think the DEVIL would be behind the scenes getting Joseph’s brothers to act so horribly, but YOU’D BE WRONG! SO SUCK IT UP PILGRIMS, YOU’VE BEEN SERVED!

As we continue to read here, we will learn, it is GOD, that provokes the Jacob boys to such EVIL action… Hey don’t take my word for it… Check it out PEEPS! — This week, I decided to show the world how “down” I am!

After all JOSEPH endured, he understood, his BROTHERS were doing GOD’S WORK! And I hope after this paper you will understand the same.

It really shouldn’t be hard after all, I mean it is written there in black and white in Gen 45. But we know those RELIGIOUS FOLK, using the bible as a BAT but never as a “book” written by the inspiration of God, so we can read, and allow the Holy Spirit to inspire REVELATION within for us all!

You see, Joseph didn’t blame those who abused him, accused him, used him, and flibbity floosed him! He didn’t even get angry with his brothers. He understood they had no power to do anything BUT what God MADE them do. They weren’t acting by their own evil hand. GOD DID THIS TO JOSEPH!

“WHAT JACOB? How dare you say that? God doesn’t get people to do bad things?” Some will say.

ZIP IT YOU! … Jacob says right back at you! (what are you going to do, shut the computer off tough guy/girl…. ooooh I’m scared! Just kidding. I loves ya and wants to hugs ya! (insert smiley face with arms extended for hug)

Well for those who say, God doesn’t make people do bad things… I say… REALLY? What about Hardening Pharaoh’s heart? Hhhhm? And there is that little thing called the Crucifixion? Didn’t Jesus say to Judas… “Go do what you MUST do.” Do you think JUDAS had a choice?” – Jesus was pretty clear, he HAD to be betrayed, which means one man HAD TO BE A BETRAYER!

BY THE WAY: This is also a picture of how our CARNAL NATURE betrays our TRUE NATURE which is CHRIST! This is all the PLAN OF GOD from the beginning. This is why it is not EVIL for God to bring EVIL in the land, people! So settle down. So long as this EVIL brings about the GOOD. — Oh and EVIL is not (listening to a Marilyn Manson Album Backwards – EVIL is ERROR) just so you know!

But I digress:
You would think MURDERING AN INNOCENT MAN (Jesus) would be an EVIL act, RIGHT? However, few “Christians” would say that doing that was EVIL… AND fewer still would say, GOD WAS NOT IN CONTROL!
Because we ALL AGREE, God sent his son into the world to SAVE THE WORLD, so ALL COULD BELIEVE AND I REPEAT so ALL, not some, COULD BE SAVED! God’s hand WAS MOST DEFINATLY behind this EVIL OF THIS SCENE, righhhhhht?

But is it really Evil? If the end result, is SALVATION FOR ALL? And YES I MEAN ALLLLLLL!

Because in the end, it SAVED THE WORLD (meaning ALL!)

Phil 2:10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Some people say, this scene above is a picture of God standing over all of creation, they realize how wrong they are, and confess Christ… Then the Bad religious go on to say, Jesus will say TOO LATE! Now GO TO HELL FOR EVER AND BURN!

The problem is, the last line. THEY CONFESS CHRIST, TO THE GLORY OF GOD! – It does not glorify God to confess TRUTH because you are scared of what will happen if you don’t. To GLORIFY GOD means you understand the TRUTH and your actions and THOUGHTS are a GLORY TO THE LORD.

So much for the ENDLESS SUFFERING THAT COMES AFTER THAT. (see my articl: to hell with hell)

So JUST like JESUS, we learn that Joseph had to suffer as well. And GOD was provoking his brothers and all the tormentors in his life to do so. We learn this in Genesis 45. God was behind Joseph being thrown in the EMPTY DRY/BARREN WELL… (which is a picture of humanity barren soul/ignorance – no truth), then sold him into slavery (bondage of the flesh/sin) then PRISON.

In the end however, JOSEPH held tight, and he RULED ALL OF EGYPT (A picture of how the YOUNGER brother CHRIST rules over mankind’s SOUL the Older).

And what is good for one, is good for ALL! Meaning, the servant is NOT ABOVE THE MASTER! If God sends mean grumpy tormentors into the lives of those guys, guess what? All these jerk pants that are pestering us, are doing God’s will as well!

For those still having a hard time grasping that the evil doers in your life, may be doing God’s will TO BETTER YOU AND SAVE YOU…
Well, check this out NAY SAYERS! When Joseph’s BROTHERS came to Joseph and expected to be put to death for all the evil they had done to him. Joseph said…

“YOU DID NOT DO THIS TO ME… It was GOD!”

Genesis 45
“I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. [a]

After all the evil and all the lies and all the treachery, Joseph says to these Jerks, “Don’t be upset for doing what you did to me, you DID IT TO ME SO I COULD SAVE YOU AND THE WORLD… GOD SENT ME HERE AHEAD OF YOU!… And by the way Reuben and Simeon, I’m still better looking!”

His brothers must have been like… “SAY WHAT, WILLIS?”

But seriously, the most heinous of crimes and God’s hand was behind it all… NEED MORE PROOF? Well, look to the next line. Watch what Joseph says next,

8 “So then, it was not YOU who sent me here, but GOD.

It wasn’t his brothers it was GOD! If only we could get this through our thick heads.

Think about how much more peace we would have. When hard times come, we would not see it through the eyes of sorrow, or grief. We would step back and say, this is happening because it is so a great day of deliverance can come.

Okay, my point with all this is, today I am going to a QUAKER MEETING PLACE… Sounds a bit nutty? Not that QUAKERS are nutty, but how random that is… RIGHT?

Well, not for me. I look at life as the Captain of a ship look at the signs of the sky. When the signs tell me turn left, I am curious to see what will be found down that left turn.

Matthew 16:3
And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

There was a time, years ago, I had a wonderful revelation on the sands of a the sea shore, and no there was no Shelly selling Sea Shells there.
It was the last time I went looking for a man made “church”… I was HUNGRY (spiritually hungry) I mean. Like Jesus was the morning he left BETHANY, which IRONICALL means (House of MISERY)

Like Jesus, I had just left the HOUSE OF MISERY as well, called DIVORCE… I really wanted to be FED spiritually in a church and find a fellowship of believers, as I had been so disappointed in the past with the many congregations I had found and walked out of.

So I had gotten up that morning, and prayed GOD let me find one, I am so very hungry for your WORD (TRUTH). I am going to intercut the passage I read and finally understood at that beach after my “fruitless” search that day.

18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

Ironically, here we see Jesus RETURNING to Bethany (House of Misery) to be fed. The very place he left, that made him Hungry to begin with.
I suppose it was foolish of me to think that the very thing that I had left, would somehow miraculously change and be able to bring me life, but I was STARVING for DEEPER INSIGHT into the things of God! I should have considered the words IN-SIGHT which is not spellled OUT-SIGHT… but as you all know, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

So, there I was driving on the Boston Post Road in my 12 year Old Jeep Wrangler which kicks Major But! “Wrangler” another great allegory for my life’s journey.

So, when I saw this huge Church… I came up to it, went it, sat and listened, fell asleep, got up, left, and walk out hungrier than before. I found NOTHING in that “CHURCH” that would nourish me… and I said in my heart… THIS PLACE WILL NEVER PRODUCE ANY FRUIT FOR ME! I knew if would NOT produce FRUIT for anyone ever again. As I walked away that FIG TREE was cursed in my eyes and I knew it would never be a source of life to any who entered its doors. NOW CHECK OUT THE J-MAN’S account.

19And when he saw a fig tree in the way he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

I, like Jesus, was just looking for some SPIRITUAL FOOD… For those of you who thought Jesus was looking at a literal FIG TREE think again, he was looking at ISRAEL! He saw that MAN’S WAYS were bankrupt. Jesus CURSED MAN’S WAYS, as many of us do, because we know that it will bear NO FRUIT FOR US…

You see the FIG TREE is not just MAN MADE RELIGION, but it is MAN’S THINKING and MAN’S WAYS, which are far beneath God’s ways. And when we begin to understand that God in control of ALL THINGS and we let go of all the fairy tales we have been sold over the years from their salesmen of faith and we go to God WITHIN TO BE BROKEN and SET FREE, we too will see as the disciples saw.

20And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

The instant we understand man can not offer us entrance into the things of God, we will quickly stop looking for answers there. As I did. I then drove to the beach, grabbed my handy dandy bible. And read, and within minutes I understood the parable of the fig tree, and I was FULL!
You would think with all the intelligent people that go to some of the mislead “miracle healers” and “RELIGIOUS LEADERS” out there, that they would see through the smoke and mirrors and be disgusted at the work that is being done in the land at the hand of the so called miracle man. (I’m a poet and I DID KNOW IT!)

But even these chooches have their place. So settle down everyone, God has a point and a purpose for them as well, and we must love our inbred brothers and sisters TOO. THE FIG TREE that has no fruit has its place for the moment. And so do the LIARS. Who do you think is inspiring the lying?

1 Kings 22: 23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

That’s right Ya’ll… It just may be GOD PUTTING THE LIES IN THEIR MOUTHS! So, Don’t be hating! Why? You ask… WELL, the lies just keep getting STUPIDER, God knows one day, we all are going to WAKE UP ALREADY! He is doing this, to deliver us!

Who do you think created that FATHER OF LIES to begin with? GOD, that’s who. There is a great work being done in the land today. This is cause for us all to rejoice.

I know we are all going through some hard and difficult times, if you’re anything like me you’re probably regretting half the things you say and twice of the things you write! LOL… But seriously, there is a work being done within us, a humbling process is begun. And yes we may loose our patience, and yes we may cry and we may whine and complain, but THAT IS ALL PART OF THE PLAN!

John 9:2
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

You want to know whose fault it is that we were BORN TO BE SUCH IGNORANT MEATHEADS? Well, it wasn’t OUR fault… AS MOST religious teachers would have you to believe, as if God someone is an incompetant creator, who bumbled around up there in Heaven and Man messed everything up… NO, A SEED MUST DIE TO PRODUCE MANY OTHER SEEDS! DEATH WAS ALWAYS SO WE WOULD KNOW LIFE!

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,

You see, we didn’t WILL THIS, God did. So, we need to stop judging everyone, stop being so hard on ourselves, start trusting that EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALLRIGHT, THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL!
You see we were BORN BLIND (Ignorant of God’s truth) So when we can SEE, GOD would be GLORIFIED!

3Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

So, today my wife and I are going to visit our “FRIENDS” at the local QUAKER meeting house. I have already brushed up my Old English and broke out the only two stereotypes I know of, to try and poke fun at our ignorance at this very cool faith. But if you want to get a bit more familiar, or want to try and get a cool hat like the QUAKER OATS GUY… check out this link below.

http://www.quaker.org/

While in this chatroom yesterday I met an enlightened chap. Who I surprisingly found out was Quaker. For the next couple of hours I consumed all I could about the faith, which is very neat. Coincidently, their views are very close to mine. They don’t judge others, they believe in the CHRIST WITHIN, and see this in other religions as well, and believe in a UNIVERSAL CHRIST in all people, not just some. They don’t condemn, they don’t have a hierarchy, there are no Pastors, leaders, etc, they don’t vote, etc, etc, they were one of the first faith’s if not the FIRST FAITH to recognize the EQUALITY of ALL MANKIND, man, woman, black, white, yellow, green, blue, purple, and striped.

They don’t have typical “church” they have meetings once a week Where everyone gathers and sits in silence to wait upon God, then people SHARE WITH EACH OTHER as they feel led, pray for each other, AND OFFER EACH OTHER MAPLE SYRUP HOT BREAKFAST CEREAL TO EACH OTHER! Isn’t that awesome?

Now this seemed like my cup of tea, even though I can’t stand tea! Unless it is BRISK BABY! So I told my sweet, sweet, Danielle about it, and she was like… YOU’RE OUT OF YOUR MIND, YOU NUT BAG! No, she was like, COOL AND ADVENTURE, and she’s been on Youtube all morning checking it out.

Now, are we going to become QUAKERS? Highly unlikely as I like my Sunday’s to my family, Im selfish that way! But, I pay attention to the signs that led me to my research of the religion, led to my wife and I snuggling and talking and (other things) and then this article this morning, and now a cool adventure waits… will it be akward? Possibly. Will it be weird? I’m sure of it. But will it be fruitful? We’ll see… That, is what I am hoping for… FRUIT! Because, I am hungry again people, and perhaps it is time for me to start looking for fruit in the land today, because the SIGNS OF THE TIMES are saying, THE FRUIT IS BEGINNING TO SPROUT in the hearts of some TREES. The Times they are a Changing. I’m here to shake up the ground and I hope you’re digging it!

PEACE OUT PEEPS! Love you all,

Jacob!

ENTER THE ARK!


ENTER THE ARK!


Many seem trapped in a world of negative and powerful emotions. No matter how hard they try to break free or control them, things only seem to get worse. In fact, they are possessed by these demons. For that is what demons are, (False beliefs, lies, imaginations, basically any thought that brings sorrow and pain to our heart) – see my article “taking up serpents for further info

Ironically those that seem to hurt the most today, are those who possibly think themselves to be set at liberty. They may even claim themselves to be. But their belief of liberty is freedom from some future torture, instead of seeing that they are in HELL already. This is what they need to be set free from. This is where Jesus came to set the captives free, into the world and those blinded to the truth of who they are, and can be IN HIM. Those that claim to be saved, are as sad, corrupt, and hurting as those who never even heard the word Jesus. They are putting their faith in a Man Man system, and not within. So when they say, “I am set free” but still suffer from deep sadness and feel empty it is because they are not free at all. Liberty and Salvation has nothing to do with the future, it has nothing to do with escaping some infinite torture or inheriting some kingdom in the clouds. (Hell = Suffering from Ignorance) (Heaven = Peace, righteousness, Power from Enlightenment of the Holy Spirit) – Freedom is escaping the Lusts of this world and the pain caused by them. Freedom is taking each thought captive and renewing your mind, and becoming the express image of God on earth. No longer being a slave to this world, but a CHILD OF GOD, and KNOWING that is who you are.

The reason no one is free from the curse of the negative emotions, lies, and imaginations that plague them is because no one understands that they are fighting to hold onto an illusion. The illusion they are fighting to hold onto, is who they think they are. And in the end you cannot put off the inevitable conclusion, that your life is not your own. YOU are not who you THINK YOU ARE. The good news is YOU are so much more! The bad news is, it really sucks until you find out WHO YOU ARE!

You may have heard the expression “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” well you’d be surprised to find out this actually came from the Garden of Eden story, even though it was “fruit” they ate, never was there mention of an apple. But, the sins of the Parents do rest on the heads of the daughters and the sons. Our frustrations and negativity can curse our children with the same vanity of thought and hopeless effort we exert. What our kids see, our kids learn and most likely will recreate in their own lives.

Exodus 20:5 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

It is up to us to break the curse that is upon OUR GROUND. You’ll learn the curse sent upon the GROUND for ADAM’S (Mankind’s) sake IS NOT for one man, but for all.

Genesis 3:17 cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

For those of you, who think the GROUND that God cursed was the literal ground, well you have another thing coming.

Psalm 78:2I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:


The scriptures are written as dark sayings. The Kingdom of Heaven is a mystery. This way, we will receive the Revelation of what these allegories mean and be able to apply their meaning to our lives.

So when we read that God cursed the GROUND, it wasn’t the literal earth that Man was toiling in, that frustrated him, it was HIS TROUBLED HEART, HIS WAYS/THINKING. The scriptures teach us the Earth is symbolic of “man’s ways/thoughts”. “As the heavens are above the earth, so are God’s ways above Man’s.”

THE GROUND, is just one of many symbols in scripture for the soul of mankind, our LIVES…

Just like the GROUND, whatever we plant in our heart, water, and nourish will grow. Whether it is love or hate, whatever we care for thrives.

However, you will find, in the FIRST MAN, in the carnal MAN, ADAM, there is a CURSE upon the GROUND (our SOUL) … A curse, that we must break, for ourselves, for our kids.

SIDE NOTE: Children in scripture are also an allegory of our THOUGHTS and BELIEFS. Which explains why God told some Kings to kill the children of other kingdoms, these stories are NOT to be taken literally. God does not change. He does not say, KILL in one second, and then say, LOVE AND FORGIVE your enemy the next. God is NOT MEAT-HEAD like carnal man. — back to our paper here. — And yes, some scripture IS meant to be taken literally, like “Love God, Love other’s” etc… Many stories can be taken literally as well, but it is the SPIRIT of what is written that matters. We need the interpretation, which only comes by way of revelation of the Holy Spirit (God’s Truth and Life)

This curse in the GROUND (our ways/hearts/thoughts) I feel the full weight off each and every morning as I get out of my bed, on a tough day. One, I am sure, you all feel as well.

No matter how hard I try, I still suffer, I still strive, I still say, “Lord, why, why, WHY?”

Remember what the GROUND was cursed to produce again?

Genesis 3:18
It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.


Thorns, and Thistles are symbols of things we emotionally endure, things we suffer when living out of the ADAMIC MAN instead of CHRIST.

This is not a literal passage, as many of you who have gardens know that when you plant something it isn’t Thorns you need to worry about but those darn bugs.

But check this out, something that might blow you away. The New Testament, opens our eyes as to what these Thorns are.

THORNS were pressed TIGHT into Jesus’ head (Crown of Thorns). THORNS strangled the SEED (Word of God) in the Sower Parable.

Matthew 13:22
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.


The above passage and others, reveal that THORNS are the CARES OF THE WORLD and the deceitfulness of riches… And what are these cares? Well let me share some of mine… Our bills, our worries, our fears, our regrets, our insecurities, our anxieties, our hate, our anger, the list goes on and on and on. The deceitfulness of Riches is the belief that if you only have money your problem will finally be over. Hogwash! Look at how many celebrities overdose, kill themselves, etc.

This is the sadness I see in the eyes of the multitudes today. THORNS AND THISTLES strangling the LIFE out of so many. This is the sadness I feel in my own heart at times as well. And there is NO WAY OUT OF THIS IN ADAM!

IN ADAM ALL DIE!

But, today, I have both exciting and shocking news. News that will hopefully opens your eyes, shake some cobwebs loose and help put your feet on the path to freedom.

Now, for some, you may disagree and call me out on what I am about to share, as I myself was shocked. And hey, I could be completely wrong, as I am sure I am many times… ISN’T THIS FUN? … You never know who you can trust! That’s why YOU HAVE TO GO TO GOD AND FIND OUT YOURSELF!

So everything you read here, or hear from the pulpit or Facebook LOL… try those spirits (thoughts) to see if they be of God, and the best way to do that is use LOVE as your measuring stick.

With all that being said, today I do have good news to share and there is much that we have to be thankful for.

Each day, for me, at times, the emotional weight of the things I go through can feel like it is too much to bear. Like having a millstone around my neck and being dumped in the sea… Okay, admittedly I have no idea what a millstone is, or what that would feel like, but let’s be real it would probably stink, right?

Times are harder than before for many. I know this is true for you, as well as I know it is true for me. But I promise you… There is a reason to have hope.

Now if you are looking for someone to itch your ears and say God doesn’t want you to go through this hard time. Or, that you need to BELIEVE DIFFERENTLY AND YOUR SITUATION WILL CHANGE etc, blah, blah, blah! I am not that guy, ALTHOUGH I do believe attitude helps your situation and Faith is important!

I am not one who is offering the secrets of peace and serenity. I am no snake oil salesman. I can assure you those that have come before me have only offered you vapors, mists and illusions. They have sold you so-called “secrets” “best life’s ever’s” and a bunch of other nonsense that will NEVER bring healing to your heart. I promise they are selling you more chains to add to the collection you have gathered around your heart. Because they aren’t telling you the TRUTH!

There is a reason we find only trouble in this world when we crave peace. There is a reason we find enemies where we crave acceptance and love. We truly are fellow sufferers here on our pilgrimage through the valley of the shadow of death.

That is where we are people, in the Valley of the Shadow of Death… Consider that for a moment.

My dear new friend Jack, who is ill and we should keep in prayer, wrote me, he said, he is more at peace now in his severe illness than he was when he was well… Isn’t that profound? Facing severe illness a man is at more peace that a the peak of health. That says much. In our weakness Gods strength indeed. I also know that may not be true for everyone, but to find peace in the midst of the storm is a blessing indeed. In fact it is in those storms that we wake up the Christ within us, which seems to be asleep.

Matthew 8
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.


And what was it that Jesus says, after being woke up? … WHY DON’T YOU HAVE FAITH?

Matthew 8
26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.


This is a great lesson for us, we have the power, the authority, to calm the storms within and find a place of peace. This is a lesson we must all know, we must all learn how much potential we truly have. We must all learn, that with Faith ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! But withou a storm to test us and get us to wake up that Christ within, we would be forever lost and never find our true nature.

This is the reason we are suffering in this day. This is the day when we are being forced to lift our eyes up above our circumstances. We are being forced to face our fears head on and say, “No more”! We have to rise above our banality. We have to conquer our demons (the lies of worry and fear that plague us). We need to rebuke the winds and sea of trouble and misery and cast them out with the TRUTH (CHRIST). Then we will know, “what manner of person we are.”

We are not like those who can go to an altar call, weep a bit, get pushed over a bit, shake a bit, laugh a bit, dance a bit, run a bit AND FEEL BETTER!

No, we need the FULLNESS! We are the sheep that won’t follow any other voice. This is why, we have NOT been going door to door trying to find the Lord! We are beginning to GO WITHIN!

The FULLNESs IS COME … I TELL YOU, THE FULLNESS IS COME! This is why we are so hurt. We know it with every fiber of our being, we know it, we want it, but we DON’T HAVE IT YET! We know there is MORE and MORE IS WHAT WE ARE AFTER! So WHY LORD? WHY LORD? WHY? WHY DON’T WE HAVE IT LORD?

We are in that NINTH MONTH! We want that baby out already… We are tired of this body we have been walking around in.We are travailing, labor pains, attacking our hearts, day after day! INDUCE ME ALREADY LORD!

But there is no artificial induction in the Kingdom people!

This is such a great day… I tell you, Kings, Prophets, and Celebrity Impressionists have desired to see it and HAVE NOT!

In my life, I have had many people who have hurt me from without. There have been abusers, bullies, co-workers, mean people, Clowns, (Isn’t everyone scared of clowns? :)… but each of these people outside of me represented something within me… The TRUE ENEMIES that were attacking me were WITHIN ME… My real pain came has always come from within. And my deliverance is right there as well. The Kingdom of heaven is within you!

Those that have hurt us, we allow to hurt us over and over and over again. We replay our abuses in our minds. The interesting thing is, our minds do not know the difference. A memory and an event, it is all the same to the brain. THE THOUGHT MAKE EVERYTHING REAL.

The enemies within, are the only enemies we need concern ourselves with are in our own home/us…. A man’s enemy is in his own home!

Matthew 10:36
A man’s foes shall be they of his own household.


However, even our enemies and our ignorance and our lack of faith eventually leads us to peace. Our suffering is a great teacher as well.


Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.


These enemies have all done their part to humble us. They kept pushing us toward our goal. Which is complete and utter destruction of the first man, ADAM. Our enemies seek to destroy US, the PROBLEM IS we have been ignorantly FIGHTING TO HANG ON, instead of saying, KILL ME ALREADY! Kill my pride, take away my ego!

If we didn’t have an EGO or PRIDE, than no matter what came our way, it wouldn’t matter. Oh I know what your thinking, I’m not a push over, I don’t deserve to be treated poorly… well settle down, Barbara! Because God is in control of it all. There is a point to our suffering. And we couldn’t suffer if it wasn’t for this Illusion called THE SELF (Adam). Our fighting to hang onto Adam, is what is causing us this pain. This is why we are being broken down.

SO WE CAN BE BLESSED!

Jesus always BROKE THE BREAD, than after it was BROKEN he BLESSED IT and after it was BLESSED …. HE GAVE THANKS!


1 Corinthians 10:17
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.


NEWS FLASH! We are the ONE BREAD, WE ARE the ONE BODY OF CHRIST that is BROKEN. This is why we are hurt, suffering, persecuted, alienated from friends, co-workers and family. This is why we are misunderstood, attacked, we suffer disease, addiction, anger, rejection, isolation, depression, and the blues and for some even the moody blues (If you are not a fan of their music, that can get real bad).


Luke 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.


We went to Christ and got Broken, and it hurts! But as they say, no pain no gain… and our present suffering is nothing compared to what will follow.

AFTER we are BROKEN, when we are at our lowest, we will look up and see that it all worked together for our good. After we are broken, as the bread was broken, we will see that WE ARE BLESSED, as the BREAD was Blessed, and THEN we too will GIVE THANKS! 

God had to FRUSTRATE YOU! God had to show you, that YOU ARE NOTHING WITHOUT HIM! That YOUR efforts are vanity. The world has been trying to sell us a recipe for disaster and it has given us heartache upon heartache, and it was meant to! The world wants YOU to believe YOU CAN BE A BETTER YOU. The problem is THERE IS NO YOU! There is ONLY CHRIST IN YOU!The YOU, you think YOU are IS A LIE! It is an ILLUSION! A MAN FORMED FROM THE DUST (error) OF THE EARTH (man’s ways)…

We have said ADAM WAS DEAD and GONE, but ADAM is DEAD AND HERE. We need to understand that there are STILL TWO NATURES AT WORK inside of us. There is CHRIST and there is ADAM… We have moments of BOTH.

Hey, I could be like the rest of them, telling you YOU ARE THE CHRIST, ETC, ETC, ETC, and yes you are, and YOU ARE NOT! If you were ONLY THE CHRIST you wouldn’t weep… LOOK, you are FLESH AND SPIRIT – TWO MEN IN ONE BED… One needs to be taken. ONE needs to be LEFT.

Luke 17:34
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.


I know that many of you reading this right now may be drowning in the troubles of your heart. At this moment, you may feel like you, yourselves are lost, empty. That is because THE CHRIST IN YOU, IS YOU, and you are a PRISONER, you are a PRISONER FOR CHRIST’S SAKE… understand that now?

We are TRAPPED in the CARNAL SOUL OF ADAM. But not for much longer as the “elder is beginning to serve the younger”

For many it seems we have entered a day of great sadness and trial and we keep asking, “Father, what is wrong with me?”

But I tell you, “This is a good place to be!”

Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:


God takes every one of his chosen and alienates them. Everyone of God’s chosen has a wilderness adventure. Whether it be David in the cave, Joseph in the well and prison, Moses in the desert and mountain, Jesus in wilderness, etc, etc…

So, this place of alienation, pain, and suffering, this BROKEN FEELING we are all experiencing right now… IS A GOOD THING!

At the moment we find an emotional and spiritual war is raging inside of us… Well, guess what, wars are meant to be WON! And it we can’t lose! As Paul wrote about, the things he sought, he couldn’t find. The things Paul didn’t want to do, he did.

I want to forgive always, forget always and move on, always. I want to let things slide off my back like water of a ducks aaaahhh… you know what I mean. But I find a nature/law at work inside me, as Paul did. I find, a WAR inside me that brings me sadness, futility, weakness, and at times great despair.

Romans 7:23
but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.


Now, let me be clear about what SIN is, I always take a moment to explain this. This has nothing to do with our literal bodies, but has everything to do with our thoughts. SIN is THE THOUGHT OF FOOLISHNESS, to SIN is to Miss the Mark. To SIN is to simply be in Error, to not think clearly, to not know the Truth.

We all crave Love, as my last essay put it, we are all looking for acceptance. The problem is, we are all looking in the wrong place.

The instant we stop looking outside of us for this and start looking within, we WILL be free!

We will NEVER FIND PEACE outside of US. That is the LIE this ILLUSION we call the OUTSIDE WORLD, which is TEMPORAL (temporary) wants us to believe. But temporary things don’t last. And things that don’t last, can’t be trusted. 

2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.


DON’T LOOK FOR THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE! If you can SEE IT, IT DOESN’T MATTER! That is a good rule of thumb! SEEING IS NOT BELIEVING!

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.


We live by FAITH. Faith is not something that is TANGIBLE.

Now look, the world prophets, evangelists, preachers, healers, etc, etc, those “PEOPLE” I’ll just call them. They are selling you all down the river into slavery. They are trying to say you can be free and be happy, by being a BETTER YOU!

But there is not hope for YOU, if YOU, are an ILLUSION, YOU are an egotistical creation, nothing more. The OLDER however WILL SERVE the YOUNGER. One day, we will wake up out of this illusion, and our identity will be found in CHRIST not in the suffering of our ego.

Joel 3:12
Let the heathen be WAKENED, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.


You are all gods, you are children of the most high, but you shall die as mere mortals and fall as one of their princes… Ps 82… We are God’s children, not hopeless men, destined to fail at every turn.

We have forgotten who we are. This is why we must “REMEMBER THE GOSPEL”

John 14:26
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance

We are aimlessly slapping around in the mud of our own hopeless religious endeavors and with each one, we find more disappointment than the last.

Which brings us to NOAH! He had to go WITHIN to be saved didn’t he? He couldn’t find acceptance and approval outside in the sinful world.

There was no RAIN (No Truth)

This suffering and hardship we are all facing is leading up to something beautiful for all of us.

The storms may have just begun, and may indeed get worse, but God is preparing us and we are learning how to baton down the hatches and how to seal up everything so as not to let anything that is not chosen by God IN anymore…

God is going to WIPE AWAY every tear, every fear, every enemy in our minds that has caused you and I the pain over the years. The Flood is coming people, so Buckle up, because it is going to be One Hell of a Ride! Literally!

Let’s look at Genesis 5: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

First of all the Name Noah, means “REST”, I named my son that, which is interesting because at 9 years of age, he has not yet lived up to his namesake, but that is besides the point.

Okay, so here is the cool part. NOAH means REST.

God is giving us REST people. Rest from what you ask?… Look at the rest of the line.

This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

The work and toil of our hands = OUR WORKS

Our Works is what is bringing us the sadness that we so desperately want to be free from. OUR WORKS!

We are trying so hard to get rid of our CARNAL NATURE by using our CARNAL NATURE to d so… Isn’t that hilarious.

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

We trick ourselves into saying we are BORN AGAIN, BORN FROM ABOVE, yet, we are still in the womb people, we are still travailing, that is the message I have for you all today.

That is not a bad thing to say. It is a good thing to say, because birth is around the corner.

We have been sold a lie.

We intellectually understand that WE have Christ IN Us, and we do, and yes Christ IS. But, the First Born Man is still here still fighting for control. This is still making US (Duality) miserable.

Luke 17:34
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.


The BED (you) THE TWO (carnal nature ADAM and spiritual nature CHRIST) both nations INSIDE YOU.

The reason we are still sad, the reason we still suffer and feel so inadequate, is because IN ADAM (CHRIST) is being persecuted, in ADAM Christ is being put to death!

In ADAM,Christ(Which is WHO we “are” Our life) is nailed to the CROSS. And while hanging on that Cross, we feel exposed, we think everyone can see us and our wounds! It is ON THIS CROSS (the moments before we resurrect) that we cry out to God…

Psalm 22:1
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

In ADAM, all men DIE! In the man, we are, dead people… We are suffering! We thought ADAM was gone, but I tell you, not for much longer.

To overcome an enemy, you must first know, the enemy exists.

We have been going around, thinking Adam was gone… That we were BORN AGAIN… but we weren’t. We were only PREGNANT!

CHRIST IN US, was only the HOPE OF GLORY, is has not yet become THE GLORY!

No matter how much we said, it is, we still suffer.

Just because we say something enough times, and really, really, believe it, doesn’t make it so.

The First Man will always be Last and the Last Man will always be First, deal with it buballa!

This is why the GROUND IS CURSED for ADAM’S sake, For MANKIND’S SAKE…  So matter how hard MAN tries to WORK HIS WAY TO HEAVEN, he will NEVER MAKE IT.

The ground is our SOUL and the more we toil and labor to make our lives okay, the more futile it becomes, WE CAN’T MAKE THINGS RIGHT in ADAM!

No matter how many self-help books, Christian, New Age, Jewish Mysticism, Hindu, Buddhist, Holy Books, we read, we will never work our way free from ADAM! Sure we’ll feel good for a moment or two, but the war rages on after that. 

LOOK YOU CANNOT WORK YOUR WAY AWAY FROM WORKS!

Let me briefly explain this verse in Genesis for you:

GEN 3: 17And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

The Voice of the wife = The thought of the soul

A lot of people, overlook the fact that God cursed the ground (our works/life in this world for ADAM’S SAKE (well-being)

Look, if we didn’t have suffering, turmoil, and affliction, in this temporal world, we would be lost in the vanity of our egotistical illusion for eternity.

THIS IS WHY GOD PLACED THE FLAMING SWORD OF SUFFERING AT THE GATEWAY OF ETERNITY… Otherwise, we would enter in as we are, flawed, imperfect, and HELL would be endless. I hope you caught the profound revelation of that.

Look, there is a reason childbirth becomes SO VERY PAINFUL. It tells you when it is FINALLY TIME TO LET THAT BABY OUT!

Noah, is a symbol for us. This study, is a message for us today. That God is sending deliverance.

Ironically, the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” is coming to its end. I say, RIGHT ON!

Genesis 5: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed

God is sending us REST from the work of our hands people. Because our works are cursed. Our labor is in vain. Because if your like me, I’m fed up with being fed up, I’m tired of being tired and I’m ready for brighter sun shiny days!

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

We understand that our former conversation with the FLESH (our carnal mind) needs to be PUT OFF. We need to DESTROY this beastly nature called ADAM. We thought ADAM was gone but we have realized the BEAST THAT WAS WOUNDED IS BACK AGAIN!

Revelation 13:3
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

5And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

We have suffered greatly of late, we know something has to change. And we come to the ultimate conclusion, that we MUST DIE TO OURSELVES. We must die TO OUR SELF EFFORT, TO OUR SELF HELP, TO OUR SELF BELIEF, TO OUR “I AM CHRIST, YOU ARE CHRIST, WE ARE GOD, AND GOD IS US”

6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart

We look back at our lives, through the eyes of Christ now, through God’s eyes, and it hurts us, that we created this monster, this FIRST MAN…

We REPENT of this PERSON we have become… and we say I NO LONGER LIVE! But this time, I MEAN IT!

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


We have been decreasing, not by our own will but by His will. We haven’t had much choice in the matter. Own suffering has made it so. We have been ground to bits lately. We have been put under Christ’s feet. And that is a good place to be, because ADAM would never go there himself.

The wise Sage Billy Joel, said, “We didn’t start the fire” but the Fire is doing its work. So roll with the punches baby, take your medicine, stop with the self-help, stop trying to better ADAM, kill him already, sneaky devil that he is.

So it’s time to enter that Arc, which is the KINGDOM OF GOD, the CHRIST WITHIN, and SEAL IT UP as the FLOODS OF HEAVEN wipe away every ADAMIC THOUGHT from the EARTH (your thinking).

Its time to enter the arc, and be set free, because a new world awaits us all!

I meet you all in your present suffering, my love is toward you all, as is my turkey and candied yams, but not the banana bread that’s all mine… deal with it!

Peace, Jacob
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MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR? … REALLY?!


MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR? … REALLY?

You may have heard the expression, “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, and while that may be true, I like to say “whatever doesn’t KILL OUR CARNAL NATURE hasn’t done it’s job.” You see, our enemies and hard times are not there to destroy us, they are actually there to reveal who we truly are. And that is done while the illusion of our ego, and the ignorant faith we put in temporal things, is chipped away.

Those who hurt us are actually there to better us. They are like God’s chisel chipping away the unnecessary stone…

My suffering over the years has made me a truly compassionate and forgiving child of God. I thank God for that. I thank God that although I don’t feel like the “Mighty Man of Valor” He recently reminded me that I am. I thank God, that He knows me to be thus, and, if God says it people, IT IS FINISHED and TRUE!  

This nonsense that we are suppose to be sooooo very strong because we have God, has got to stop! That is the very disease eating away at us all. The instant we understand it is okay to say we are STRONG IN OUR WEAKNESS… then we will be strong. For in our WEAKNESS God’s strength is perfected.

LET THE WEAK MAN SAY HE IS STRONG! And the weak man can say this because he has been tried and tested.

Isaiah 48:10

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

But I do know, we learn by the things we suffer. So, this teaching, that God doesn’t want us to suffer, is very damaging. Because if you are told, God doesn’t want you to suffer and then you are suffering than it MUST mean God doesn’t love you…

2 Thessalonians 1:5

Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

Our suffering is ONLY in relation to how far we stray from God’s truth. Everything I am enduring or have endured is to AWAKEN in me what I have forgotten and bring me into this UNION of the spirit again.

It should not bother us, when we are forsaken by man. But it does. It should not bother us when we are persecuted for no other reason than we love, but it does. It should not bother us that there are so many meatheads in this world, but there are!… So I just need to remind all of you, myself included… That HE that began this GOD work, will complete it in Victory. We will not be left in this suffering. The sooner we learn what it is we are meant to learn, the sooner we will be set free.

Psalm 16:10

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

This brings me to the point of this essay… After all the rumbling, lightning, after surviving the terrible storms, after the HELL after the HELL FIRE (suffering I endured)… God spoke to me in A STILL SMALL VOICE… don’t take my word for it.

1 Kings 19:12

And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

You can’t always find God in Hell, even though, David said, he is there in our Present Suffering when we make our BED THERE!

But it is after our SINS (foolish thoughts) are CONSUMED by the FIRE (It is after we are CONSUMED BY OUR SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THESE TERRIBLE THOUGHTS OF SUFFERING) — It is after all of this, that God finally speaks…

It’s hard to hear God, or to focus on positive and encouraging thoughts when your circumstances are hard or people are coming against you. Many don’t even understand why it is some people just simply seem to hate them.

Matthew 10:22

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

I have read those words in Matthew before. But the people that were hating on me I never preached to. I’m not a bible thumper “church”. I keep my views to myself.

Years ago I went around “Killing Egyptians” no longer. Which is allegorical for going around and telling people YOUR A SINNER REPENT!

In fact there is a good portion of people who ONLY think of me to be a kind hearted man. They have no clue I am who I am.

My neighbors Bob 91 and Ruth 83, both big time Catholics, well I have been cutting their grass for years, shoveling their drive way for years, trimming their bushes etc, and yes its for free… And for years, they have been trying to get me to go to their Church, because they have no clue that I know what I know. You see, they are settled in their beliefs and I do not feel led to try and change them, that is God’s job, they are a sweet couple, and I think it is wonderful that they worry about my soul. So I humor them, and take their flyers here and there. But my point is, people don’t hate me because I go around saying Christ this and Christ that, it is because of what is IN ME!

“GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD”

This blog is the only thing I share, and when I do share what I share verbally, it is with those I am compelled to, or those who find me, or I find…

So, recently I have learned that my whole life, people have hated me not because they knew my beliefs, BUT because of who I AM inside.

From childbirth Jesus was a marked child. As was I. As are many of you reading this now. Remember the murder of the innocents!

There are people that just can’t stand you and you probably go out of your way to be kind to them and they hate you the more for it!

My only advice is to forgive them, steer clear, they know not what they do… If you can, part company. If you can’t, be kind, don’t think the worst. Judge not, lest you shall be judged.

I know that in many cases, with me, I must love them and think higher of these people who have hurt me, and my family, so. Every time I have prayed for my enemy, every time I have decided not to speak terribly about my enemy, every time I have seen my enemy coming to me with the extended hand of a friend, I have seen God change their heart. This is truth!

But I also have learned, that as I have grown stronger in my faith, so has the strength of my enemy.

Isn’t that something. The stronger I become, the stronger my trial becomes… He who endured until the END!

It is just like working out, “Church”, the resistance doesn’t get lighter. God only heaps on more weight for what is to come… So put some more spiritual whey protein in your blender and blend some up!

So there I was, sad, last Sunday night. Thinking, I am going to press delete on this blog.

The world isn’t ready for the things I still have yet to share. And believe me, I have some THINGS STILL TO SHARE! wink wink nudge nudge!

And then, in the quiet of that late, late, Sunday Night at 9pm… GIDEON APPEARED!

Not literally people! That would only happen if I had a mega Church, or had a book to sell… wait a minute I do have a book to sell… I mean, GIDEON DID APPEAR TO ME!

Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket, Gideon appeared… In a RAYYYYY OF LIGHT!!!!! He said, Jacob, My Man, what’s the deal bro?… Okay… just kidding “Church”

In any event, the Midianites were attacking the Israelites and all hope seemed lost. Everyone was running for their lives. Poor little Gideon, was scared out of his mind. Hiding!

Judges 6:11

And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

So Gideon was THRESHING WHEAT…

Of course everyone knows what Threshing wheat means.

NEITHER DID I!… No worries, that is what Ask.com is for… To thresh wheat is to violently shake or disturb the WHEAT to GET THE SEED OUT!

Does that sound familiar?

Okay, let me try that again.

To THRESH WHEAT = To Violently Shake/Disturb/CAUSE TO SUFFER to GET THE SEED OUT

One more time.

To THRESH WHEAT = Your suffering brings out the SEED = CHRIST IN YOU!

Ahhhhh, so there is a point to these mean people OR jerk pants, as I like to call them, after all!

Hey Jesus said, if the plant isn’t producing fruit, violently mess up the earth around it, throw a bunch of crap on it and see what happens.

Luke 13:8

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

But that isn’t the revelation I received at that moment. It was the fact that Gideon was soooooo scared of his enemies, that he was going to HIDE THE SEED!

That blew me away. It was that I was sooooo scared of MY enemies, that I was about to do the same. 

I was hurting so much, I wanted to just get away from it all.

I was scared that so many were attacking me, my home, my family, my livelihood, because of my faith, and I was about to HIDE THE SEED (TRUTH). The very SEED that had COME out of all that I had ENDURED over the years. All the revelation I had been given, I was going to HIDE IT. Keep it to myself.

What was the point? I was sick of everyone!

Then within minutes of thinking this, I was brought to GIDEON! Isn’t that amazing?

Think about where GIDEON was THRESHING THIS WHEAT. Think about where the SEED was being VIOLENTLY SHAKEN (abused) SO THE SEED would come out. It was THE WINEPRESS.

Have you ever wondered why WINE is such a wonderful symbol of the SPIRIT OF GOD?

You should do a study of how wine is made.

Look at all the steps involved. It is a wonderful parallel of the steps we go through spiritually.

The WINEPRESS is symbolic OF THE PRESSURES of LIFE that SQUEEZE the SPIRIT OUT OF US – This is where the SEED is THRESHED from the WHEAT.

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.

The grape can never understand why it needs to be picked, smashed, squeezed, scrapped, left to stew, scrapped again, strained, flipped, drained, bottled, and left to sit… but when it is finally uncorked and drank, the joy that SPIRIT gives to others is far beyond what that grape could have done before any of its suffering.

So we too, cannot grasp that our present suffering will pave the way for something awesome down the road. But it does and will. And we need not be scared of where we are or what we face!

Judges 6:12

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.

Gideon looked up at that Messenger and was like, “What? Are you kidding me? How can you say God is with me? Have you MET MY MOTHER IN LAW?”

It is hard for us to think that God is behind our suffering. And that God is going to use what we learn from this or that, to deliver us from our present suffering.

It is our SUFFERING that produces that perfect pearl of peace in our heart in the end. So we must TRY AND HOLD ON AND COUNT IT ALL JOY!

Matthew 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Remember how the pearl is formed? The constant suffering of the Oyster forms the PEARL. Then, when the OYSTER DIES the PEARL is revealed for all to see. The same is true for us. We will suffer, and suffer, and suffer, and suffer, until we finally overcome this world and die. Then our PEARL (the Kingdom of HEAVEN) will shine for all mankind to see.

Just a quick note to tell you what the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is. The word KINGDOM literally translates into REIGN, not as a Literal Kingdom or Castle. So it should read as “The REIGN of HEAVEN” instead of “The Kingdom of Heaven” … And HEAVEN is above the EARTH as God’s ways are above MAN…. HEAVEN is symbolic of the HIGHER TRUTH OF GOD. So the Kingdom of God = When the Higher Truth of God Rules You.  

When the HEAVENS (Understands God’s ways/truth) OPENED for Jesus he heard (understood) “Behold my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”

These are words we all NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES OF… God is well pleased with us.

We, though, presently suffering are in no way less loved by God. Even as I sit here writing this, I feel like a wretch, I feel lonely and lost. I feel like a big knucklehead whose feelings get hurt at the drop of a dime, I feel like no one is on my side, and that is a sad place to be… But as I feel this way, I also understand that this is the road God has chosen for me to walk at this time.

Perhaps I am a bad student at times, perhaps I am not a quick on the pick up at times, or perhaps, as my “therapist” says all of the abuse I have suffered makes it hard for me to get over the way people treat me at times because I want so desperately to have love from those God is trying to show me I don’t need anything from at all!

It is not the love of Man we need. It is the LOVE OF GOD! This is perhaps the hardest of all lessons to learn. Which is why, this lesson hurts the most. Think about it. We crave love from others, but it is not the love of others that will heal us, it is the LOVE THAT IS WITHIN! So those that hate us, and hurt us, are our greatest teachers, the pain they cause, drives us closer to the truth that we can only count on one thing in life, that the only LOVE THERE IS FOR US TO FIND IS WITHIN!

This is the path that God has chosen for us. I thank God for this path. I will walk in it. I will stand tall with me head raised. I won’t be ashamed of what I know to be true, or what I say or what I do. I will take my lumps like a man, I will cry when it is time to cry, and laugh when I have reason to laugh. This road is for my correction, for instruction, for patience, for insight, because God loves and corrects his children in ways we don’t understand and don’t always appreciate.

Job 5:17

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

At the onset Job seemed to have it all together and his suffering seemed so cruel, until the truth of his heart was revealed. In the end, Job was blessed beyond belief and his suffering did not compare to his blessings.

We too, will find this to be the case. Weeping may last for the evening but pancakes and coffee is there in the morning, and one day, you’ll have joy as well!

We may not feel like a MIGHTY PERSON OF VALOR who is God’s chosen to SAVE THE DAY! We may not feel like we will overcome our troubles and our enemies (most of which, if not all of which are within) but we will!

There is a reason we feel weak and small. There is a reason we are tired and scared. There is a reason we look like fools and are mocked and scorned. It is because WE ARE BLESSED PEOPLE! SO REJOICE!

1 Corinthians 1:27

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.

I want to end this essay with a great Chapter from the book of, 2 Corinthians 4

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;  But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  

LISTEN TO THIS LAST LINE PEOPLE! We don’t need to be sharing with everyone! Not everyone can hear the words that be coming out our mouths!

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal!

Don’t look to what troubles you, look to what God is trying to tell you. Learn from your suffering, hang on, and soon you’ll be free, you Mighty Person of Valor YOU!

 Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org

“The Truth Will Change You”

I want to dedicate this article to my beautiful Danielle. I dedicated my novel to her and the kids, but it really is just us, the kids, and God, against the world, and them are good odds. She is my love, my life, my heart, and I pray I can become an even greater man to her than I am today. 🙂

ITCH MY EARS ALREADY!


COME ON, ITCH MY EARS ALREADY!

This weekend I wrote this article but wasn’t sure if I was going to share it. But tonight I was feeling FRISKY!!!!!! So listen up people because this one may get ugly!

Okay so here’s the deal, no one likes bad news, right? Everyone wants to be told, hey everything is going to be okay, you don’t need to suffer, God doesn’t want you to be sick, God wants to be rich! “BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED!” …

Okay, first, let me address, the whole “By his STRIPES we are healed line.” – Jesus learned obedience through the things HE SUFFERED! Okay, news flash people, the servant is NOT ABOVE THE MASTER, what is good for the King is good for his joint heirs! How can we be healed by another’s stripes, you ask? Well, when you are CRUSIFIED WITH HIM, His stripes are actually YOUR STRIPES. As we are all ONE in Christ Jesus, and if we are ONE, then HIS STRIPES ARE OURS and VICE VERSA!… Too much?… Okay, I’ll try and explain this one in another essay, but pay attention now because I’m about to write one of the most “UN – itchiest articles of all times”

Many people won’t like this one. But just because you don’t like, don’t make it any less true! Nah Nah na na Nah!

I have titled this essay, “ITCH MY EARS ALREADY!” I would love to tell you, my F.I.V. infected adopted stray cat Oreo gave me the idea when he came up to me this morning and jumped on my keyboard until I gave him the old scratchity scratch, but Oreo does not get this honor.

The idea for this paper came to me when driving to the store. I turned on the car radio, which is always programmed to the Christian Radio station because all other music is of the devil! And anyone who says different, is of the Devil too! … Kidding folks settle down in the peanut gallery. As it turns out, we have a pretty awesome Christian Radio station out here that plays amazing music in the morning because I gotta have me my Kirk Fraklin and Third Day! Not to mention RICHIE RIGHTEOUS, WHO IS THE BOMB DIGGITTY DOOO!… But did I get my southern gospel size helping of Christian tunes tonight? NO!

Like all Christian radio stations, time is purchased by preachers to further the “good news of the Gospel”, or at least whatever their “version” of it is… And we all know, how different VERSIONS there are… Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholic, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Trinitarian, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah, there are more divisions in the Christian faith then in any other major religion. But they all have one thing in common, many of those who grace their doors all crave a good serving of that down home FEEL GOOD PREACHING!

For years, I had thought the “Itching ears” passage in Timothy, spoke of the “damnable heresies” we all know and love and share door to door, especially like the nice Jehovah’s Witness ladies who came a knocking yesterday asking me if I “knew the Truth”… “What is Truth?” I replied with a smirk on my face and then graciously took her flyer…
Well, I believed those “damnable heresies” to be false beliefs, false doctrines, vain traditions etc… But tonight, I understood for the first time, what this passage in Timothy really meant.

2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

It sounds like a bad joke… So I turn on the radio and I hear this big name preacher screaming, “I am telling you God is doing something… If you have given up on your family, don’t! If you have lost your children, get ready to find them again! If you have suffered, if you have hurt, if you feel like you can’t TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!” — Insert big audience reaction, … “Then get ready, because GOD IS DOING SOMETHING! He is going to turn it all around for you, he is going to heal you, he is going to bring that loved one back, He is going to give you every little thing your heart desires!!!! Because GOD IS GOOOOODDDDDD!”

Then it hit me! I said to myself, “He’s telling them, exactly what they want to hear.” I mean sure, who wouldn’t want to hear everything is going to come up roses when all you smell is the manure of life piling around you! And I got sad, because I knew he was lying to them all.

WHAT JACOB? … Yeah, I know, we all want to believe that God is going to make everything all right, and YES, I promise one day, we will come to stature of the perfect man and the knowledge of the truth. And that day, we won’t care what we have endured, we will have learned to endure it joyfully, because we will have understood that it works patience, and that our present suffering will be as nothing compared to the glory revealed in us later…

But right now, itching people’s ears is not setting anyone free. Promises of hope mean nothing to those who continue on in their illness, thinking, “If only I had more faith.” Empty words mean nothing, to those who continue giving more than they can afford to only find their home foreclosed on.

This man’s words were empty. Thousands of people were in that audience, and I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that for thousands of people, things were not going to miraculously turn around over night. The reason, is because our lives, our troubles, our circumstances are more lessons for us than they are plagues that God does not want us to endure. What we suffer actually brings us closer to God than never having to struggle to begin with. And when we negate the importance of our struggle and our suffering, and say, God does not want thus in our life, weu miss the most important thing God is trying to teach us.

Hebrews 5:8
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

There is no greater teacher than the pain of a mistake. If you have ever done anything foolish, and God knows I have… Like that time I tried to impress the kids in my neighborhood by sticking my tongue to the frozen flagpole and ended up stuck there until the fire department came. I became the laughing stock of the town. Thank God, My wife finally forgave me for doing that last year…

My point being, when we do something foolish that causes us pain, we think… DUH! I’LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!

For someone to say, that God doesn’t want us to go through what we are going through, does a hell of a lot more harm than good.

Here’s the reason, you’re in the situation to begin with. So what are you chopped liver? What is God like, “Well I don’t want Jacob to be stuck to that flagpole but he just needs to have more faith?” No, to say that God does not want this or that in our life is to say God is not in control. And believe me, the CONTROL is all about our REAPING WHAT WE SOW… But, we’ll get to that.

And then you have those miracle healers, you watch them on TV and its like a miracle a minute, people cured from cancer, jaundice, back problems, but never gullibility (I wonder why that is?) Listen diseases go into remission, I have Crohns, asthma, and terrible gas (insert smiley face) — Now if God is all about healing the FLESH (which he wants to perish) how come amputees don’t have their arms or legs miraculously grow back. Can God not handle this feet? Of course he can. But the point is, what we suffer is what is healing us to begin with. And once we learn this, it makes our disabilities easier to handle.

Now am I saying, God doesn’t heal? Of course not, but its not, “BE WHOLE IN THE NAME OF JEEEESSSSSUSSSS!” and then you fall over to the floor and some over weight men in three piece suits, two sizes to small, pick you up, stick a microphone in front of you, and you say… “I’m healed!”

Now, birth is a process, so is healing. Cut yourself and see how long it takes. It heals, sure, but not in one instant. And whatever is bound in the earth is bound in heaven… Whatever is without is within. If you want TRUE HEALING, If you want a way out of your suffering, find the cause, the way any good doctor does. There is a reason, Jesus is called the good physician. A Physician finds the source of a problem and gives you your medicine! SO WE HAVE TO LEARN TO TAKE OUR MEDICINE and not go to these knucklehead multimillionaires to gets our ears itched.

If you heal the inside first, the outside will follow. These are words to live by.

I mean really what do you think Jesus, who is TRUTH, was going around and healing? The Blind, the Deaf, The Lame, The Leprous, the Demonic and The Meatheads.

Scripture is an allegory “Church”, I am not going to argue over whether or not, he literally healed anyone, as it doesn’t matter at all if he literally healed anyone, as God looks to the INWARD MAN, not the OUTWARD MAN. The Outward man Perishes, the Inward Man is renewed!
I had a conversation with a dear friend who told me, “God doesn’t want people to shrivel up and die.” I replied, “Name one that doesn’t.” It is determined, that this flesh body, this temporary Buick we are driving around in perishes. WE DO NOT! But, we learn a great deal through this wondrous pilgrimage that has been set before us. We learn through the things we suffer, so why not learn to enjoy the ride and learn from the signs along the way.

Many religious leaders today are promising all sorts of awesome things instead of telling us that we reap what we sow, that we must endure until the end, that “through great tribulation we enter the kingdom”, that “he who does not pick up his cross” is none of His!

No, the preachers talk about healing your club foot, finances, relationships, health, family, and when that’s not enough, they throw in the future bliss of eternal buffets in heaven, std free relations (notice I didn’t use the “s” word). And, of course, my favorite, being poofed away to the clouds while God torments those evil chooches who got that dreaded chip implanted in their hands so they can buy food at the grocery story, HOW DARE THEY!… (I think I should add a good old fashion LOL for that last one.) I mean the truth is so much easier to believe than the lies this world will feed you.

Is there not a greater comfort knowing you are suffering for a great purpose, than believing God doesn’t want that for your life? Would you rather believe God has somehow overlooked this minor detail called Crohn’s disease and abuse, (which I suffered from both)

When people told me, God wanted me to be free from Crohn’s, I thought, “Than He must not be a very powerful God, because I’m in intensive care right now enjoying my third blood transfusion”.

Now I want to add, that I have been symptom free for three years now. What has changed? Has God healed me? Sure, why not? And if I get sick again, did God give it back to me? Sure, why not. The Lord giveth and the lord taketh away… BUT ONLY BECAUSE I NEEDETH IT… and because in the end, like Job, I am DOUBLEY BLESSED and I’m not talking double your pleasure, double mint gum blessed, I’m talking, unity of the spirit…. But if I am meant to suffer a terrible death to further my journey to the Kingdom, what choice do I have but to accept, if the Lord gives there is good reason, if the Lord takes away there is good reason. Whether I live or die, I do ALL UNTO THE LORD.

You know usually, I like to break down the scripture and show the allegory of it. But these scratching scratchersons are doing the world and their so-called flock a terrible disservice. And I will tell you why. There is a way out of suffering and our pain. And that is by LEARNING OUR LESSON.

Paul learned the hard way. I learn the hard way. I hope you all aren’t like me. Listen, because, I’m about to give you the keys to the Kingdom here!

WHAT JACOB? HOW DARE YOU? ONLY JESUS CAN GIVE THOSE KEYS OUT? – He gave the keys to us, and now I am going to give ONE MASTER KEY to you all!

I HOPE YOU STAYED WITH ME, because IT IS WORTH IT!

You cannot BELIEVE your way out of your situation, you must change what it is that got you into your situation. In other words, You are reaping what you have sown! I KNOW, I KNOW, there are people suffering with terrible diseases right now, who were probably sweet as pie in this life. And my carnal nature wishes it weren’t so. But my higher nature, understands there are greater things at work here, that many of us aren’t ready to accept. But we never truly know what has gone on, do we? We don’t truly know, why one is blessed and one seems cursed. If God does not respect one over another, then why are some born with privilege and others without. Well, I’m afraid, I’m not ready to share that one with you. But I am ready to share, what Jesus shared. And it was ALL OVER HIS MINISTRY!

I learned this lesson, when I tried to get a free lawnmower bag from the Home depot because a year earlier my lawnmower didn’t come with one. I didn’t believe they would honor my purchase, so when I told them I bought it and it didn’t have the bag, well, I just left out the little detail about it being a year old… I didn’t lie to the guy, but I wasn’t completely honest and I could have been… The instant I left, the thought came to my head, clear as day “The lawnmower is going to break” … One week later, I had to spend two hundred dollars as the mower broke down, and I returned that bag… But learned the lesson of reaping and sowing. A MASTER KEY.

I want you to think now about everything Jesus taught.
1) Forgive your enemy
2) Love those that hurt you
3) Pray for those that persecute you
4) Give to those that steal from you
5) Live by the sword die by the sword
6) Reap what you sow
7) Give and it shall be given
8) Forgive and it shall be forgive
9) Show mercy and mercy will be shown
10) Love and be loved

Look the list goes on and on. Now, think about it. Why would Jesus say, you reap what you sow and then say, forgive you enemy… Well, if you reap what you sow, your enemy you brought on yourself and if you don’t forgive this enemy and you return violence for violence, it is like your throwing the karmic ball back into play.

Yes, that’s right I used the word “Karmic”, what you got no love for the Buddha? Everyone loves a half naked guy who smiles with a big fat belly! … Or is that just me? (snicker, snicker)

Jesus was teaching us the way into the Kingdom, and the ONLY WAY IN, is to DO UNTO THOSE AS YOU WANT DONE UNTO YOU!

Think about that verse. “Do unto others, AS YOU WANT DONE UNTO YOU” – he understood, that our thoughts, our words, our actions, are causal and there will be a rebound effect. So, he implored everyone, to take their lumps joyfully as their reward for doing so would be great. The reason, is IF THEY DIDN’T, they don’t break the CURSE!

Jesus was simply was teaching that whatever comes around, goes around. This is a great lesson, if you can bear it. There is a purpose for your suffering. You are not going through hard times for no reason at all. And you will not be going through these hard times for ever. Once you learn whatever it is you are meant to learn from these hardships you will see these burdens fall away.

When our actions get us into trouble, there are consequences. The appropriate course of action is to admit your fault, not blame some outside entity and continue on in your sin.

Now Jesus wasn’t saying stay in an abusive relationship, continue to stay where someone is hurting you, quite the opposite, on the cross he forgave everyone, rose above them and never hung with them again! Hung was a poor choice of words I admit. But thank God he did for us all! The Pattern Son. And now we must Hang on our CROSS! Not go to some millionaire preacher to tell us that God doesn’t want us to hang on it.

So yes things may stink for the moment, but take a moment to ask God what you are meant to learn from them. See where you can love. See where you can forgive. See where you can step out in faith. We all have hard times, we all suffer, and we all will overcome, but there is only ONE WAY TO DO THIS!

It is through the straight and narrow gate of Love!

So the next person that tries to scratch your ears for you, you can tell them to scratch something else… your nose.. because… well, because, it’s, it’s itchy of course.

Try LOVE on for size and watch your true healing begin.

Peace out!
Jacob

Who is Jesus’ Mother Anyway?

mary

WHO IS JESUS’ MOTHER ANYWAY?


When the disciples came to Jesus to tell him that his Mom and brothers were trying to get to him and couldn’t, Jesus did something that, if anyone did the same to their literal Mother, they’d never hear the end of it.

He basically said, look Mary and the fam aren’t my mother and brother, ONLY THOSE who do the will of my Father are my Mother and brother…

This reveals a great mystery to us… And sheds quite a bit of light on what it means to HONOR Mother and Father… Let’s take a look at that scripture.

Matt 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

This reveals a great mystery over who ACTUALLY GIVES BIRTH to Christ!

 Who really is Christ’s mother?…  Because you see, Jesus said while pointing out at those who were following him, “Behold My Mother” then he goes on to explain that those who do the will of God is the same as brother, sister and mother.

Now what does this mean spiritually? Well it means, that THOSE who do the will of God, GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST.

Remember the Hope of Glory, is not Christ coming to you OUTSIDE YOU, it is  CHRIST IN YOU…  Not outside you, not far from you, not returning to you, not forsaking you unless you do this or that… The hope of Glory is CHRIST IN YOU! The revealed mystery of God. – And when you understand this mystery, you will do GOD’S WILL.

So the question is… How do we do the WILL OF GOD? The answer is all over scripture, and it is not by keeping man made tradition, tithing, or handing out tracks at your local bus stop… Here is the ONLY WAY.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The WILL OF GOD is to have our THOUGHTS RENEWED. The WILL of God is for us to know the truth of who we are, and who everyone else is in relation to us. For we are ALL ONE in Christ.

So here Jesus is telling us, His Mother, Brother, Sister, etc, are those that DO THE WILL OF GOD, they are those who have HAD THEIR MINDS RENEWED, to prove what is Good and Acceptable  and perfect (whole) in God.

Who is the Mother of Christ? Those who know the truth, those who do the will of the FATHER are those that GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST… They are the MOTHER of Christ, they are the brother and sister of Christ… Our literal families are a wonderful representation of the spiritual… But the LITERAL is not the SPIRITUAL.

46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Much like our literal Mother, a seed must be planted, a process begins as that seed grows, great labor pains ensue, the child is birthed and slowly grows and matures…. This is EXACTLY what happens SPIRITUALLY with CHRIST IN US.

Christ’s Mother is an allegory for OUR SOUL… our sense of being… In scripture this is represented by the literal mother of Jesus Mary which ironically means “Man’s rebellion” in Greek… Out of Man’s rebellious spirit the truth is planted, grows and becomes the Christ… A seed must first DIE to resurrect and produce many others.

This is all a picture of how Christ is RISEN in us. Christ IS risen IN US the instant we do GOD’S WILL (we enter the Truth)

Let’s take a look at how scripture describes how Mary was impregnated… THE HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOWED HER….

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

So after the HOLY SPIRIT overshadows Mary, the HOLY thing born is called the SON OF GOD…

Now if the MOTHER of Christ, are those that do the WILL OF THE FATHER, that must mean when the Holy Spirit overshadows US, when the TRUTH of God becomes greater in us and overshadows the truth of our carnal soul, then the CHRIST is concieved inside us.

To better see a picture of this, lets take a look at another place in scripture where this “OVERSHADOWING” happens, to better understand how this is also speaking of us.

ACTS 2: 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

When we are overshadowed by God’s Truth (Holy Spirit) we are Baptised into a new name, the name Christ and the SON OF GOD is birthed inside us.

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

And when CHRIST is birthed inside of us, that day the world knows that Christ is in the Father and the Father is in Christ and they (who are ONE) become ONE in us, with us, as US.

Many see Christ Jesus, ressurecting outside of us, even though, we are clearly told we are his body… We are told he is the fistborn of the DEAD. Most take this to mean, the literal Jesus was literally dead and he was the first to literally rise from it… But let me offer an alternative view.

The ONLY DEATH we need to rise from is the DEATH OF SIN (carnal ignorance) – we need to RISE from the DEATH of ADAM. And when we do, we enter the WILL OF GOD… You see ADAM’S DEATH was his exiting the will of God, for the ways of the world (lusts eyes, flesh, pride of life)… and all of humanity are DEAD (carnal/ignorant) in this world… But those that RENEW their minds, will find, CHRIST RISING INSIDE.

For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

1 Cor 15:  20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Notice the word “DEAD” it does not say, Christ is RISEN from HIS DEATH, but from the DEAD (HUMANITIES IGNORANCE) – And then the rest of the sentence takes the nail out of this ignorant coffin.

…and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

THEM, is PLURAL… Christ RISES from HUMANITIES DEATH and he Becomes the FIRSTFRUITS OF THEM that SLEPT (were ignorant)

 21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

Notice, the word “MAN” here is not a singular word, but plural…By MANKIND came DEATH (IGNORANCE AND REBELLION) and by MANKIND also comes the RESSURECTION (ENLIGHTENMENT) of the DEAD (IGNORANT MAN)

 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

For those who don’t think everyone will experience this, look at the verse above… ALL DIE IN ADAM (ignorance) ALL LIVE IN CHRIST (TRUTH)

When the TRUTH overshadows the LIES we have believed, then INSIDE OUR SOUL the SEED OF CHRIST (TRUTH) is born. Then the process begins, until CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL.

So truly, we, who have the TRUTH, and are in God’s will, are Christ’s Mother, Brother, and Sister.

Oh and I know what you’re saying… there is only ONE MOTHER OF JESUS, and she was a LITERAL VIRGIN… Now, I’m not going to arue this point, as a Virgin, in every religion and philosophy and mythology is used to descibe the birth of a savior. A Virgin, has not had “relations” with mankind… Having sex is a symbol of giving birth to a child, the seed being implanted in the womb… Symbolically, a Virgin does not have MAN’S SEED but God’s seed, in other words, only the TRUTH is planted and birthed. But let’s also look at the other allegories used for the “Church”

Matthew 25:1
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

In this parable, we see the VIRGINS are a picture of those waiting for their SAVIOR to IMPREGNATE AND MARRY THEM.

In fact, all over scripture you hear the word Virgin, Virgin of Zion, Virgin of Babylon, Virgin of Israel, Virgin of etc and etc…

So when people came to Jesus saying, his mother and brothers were here to speak with him. He pointed to all the believers and said, “THOSE THAT DO THE WILL OF GOD ARE MY BROTHERS, SISTERS AND MOTHERS”

Jesus was teaching a great lesson. For indeed, we are the VIRGIN that gives birth to our SAVIOR (Immanuel) = which means “God WITH US/IN US”

This is the Hope of Glory, Christ IN YOU, not outside you. — This is why I write these papers, hoping it opens the eyes of your understanding, so I too can say, as Paul said.

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you

It is all about the INWARD not Outward. Remember the Kingdom of God DOES NOT COME WITH OBSERVATION.

You see, when we understand the symbolism of us being CHRIST’S MOTHER… then this next passage in Isaiah truly hits home.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

The word BORN translated from the HEBREW, means (to bear, bring forth, beget) — Literaly WE bring forth the CHRIST WITHIN. We are infact the Mother’s of Jesus as well as the brothers and sisters.

I just want to add, this paper, as all of my other papers in no way are discounting what literally happened or did not happen. I simply want to explain what these literal or non-literal stories reveal about the spirit of God and how, by understanding them, we can grow in grace. So, I do not say Mary did not exist, nor will I say she wasn’t a virgin, but I will say, that the only thing that matter to me, is that I am the VIRGIN that gives birth to Christ TODAY!

Peace to you all,
Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org
“The Truth Will Change You”

The ANTI-CHRIST AND YOU, FRIENDS TILL THE END

 antichrist

“THE ANTICHRIST AND YOU, FRIENDS TILL THE END”

Note to reader: I haven’t edited this yet, I wrote this quick this morning, so please forgive any spelling and grammar mistakes.


LET’S BEGIN:

I was going to title this paper, THE ANTICHRIST AND YOU, A LOVE STORY! But I didn’t think anyone would get it. Even though, man really loves this CARNAL BEASTLY NATURE we call the ANTI-CHRIST. Soooooo, moving on

We’ve seen THE ANTICHRIST in the movies, we’ve heard about him on the news and on TV, mainly on Christian TV, or really bad re-enactments on the History channel. We have been warned of the big scary monster that will stand in the Temple and declare himself to be God. The dreaded evil being that will force all of mankind to get tattoo’s/marks.micro-chips/ etc. etc. of 666 on their hands and their heads, without which man will not be able to buy or sell.

“DON’T TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST!!!” the religious scream! He is the Monster of the Abyss, The Antichrist, the Son of Perdition, THE BEAST, THE EVIL ONE that may even trick the Saints to fall down and worship Him! And when this Evil Monster called the AntiChrist is revealed… THEN, our Savior riding a white horse, or a cloud, or lightning, or fifty other different descriptions in scripture (allegory)that tell as to how Christ will come. And when CHRIST COMES, He will destroy this terribly awful creature of Hell with the Brightness of his Glory. — That much is true, but not how most believe.

Okay, let me start this essay by saying, what a bunch of steaming NONSENSE! This ANTICHRIST doctrine is today. I mean, Holy cow people, seriously, the Antichrist should be taken AS LITERALLY as a the woman who lived in a shoe. (Although the later is more realistic)

If anyone actually takes the time to study and find out just what this Abomination of Desolation is, they would find, THERE IS NOTHING TO BE SCARED OF! This ANTICHRIST is merely our CARNAL EGO NATURE and I’m going to show you, why.

If you don’t believe me, read on friends of mine and you’ll find ample proof and valid explanations as to why this spooky campfire story needs to be put to rest already. As God hasn’t given the spirit of FEAR!

Even though, “The AntiChrist and You are friends Until the End”… Meaning, we just don’t want the ANTICHRIST NATURE to go. We cling to it, for we don’t know that the ANTI-CHRIST is actually who the ignorant THINK THEY ARE.

But today, we move onto to maturity and get over these fairy tales. For no other reason than I am sick and tired watching movie, after movie, showing the most perserse images to depict this “antichrist” character, when it should be obvious it is MAN ALONE that is perverse in all MAN’S (CARNAL) ways.

I mean really, watch some of these movies already. “Drag me to Hell” “Hell Raiser””Constantine” oh man the list goes on an on. Then you have those “christian” scary movies, like the hogwash of “Left Behind” not Kirk Cameron’s best work, the Beast, or Mark of the Beast, or blah, blah, blah… Such fear inspiring pieces of cinema and not one of them is even close to true. As I said before, God does not give us the spirit of fear, So fear tactics aren’t from God, but men… And Carnal man is, as Archie Bunker used to say, “Ehhhh MEAT-HEADS”

On Halloween my wife and I watched the most disturbing movie ever, called “Antichrist” starring Willem Defoe, what a horrible and perverse film. I mean sick, sick, sick… I covered my eyes most of the time, hoping there would be some pay off in the end, but of course, there was none that wouldn’t make the average human being vomit! Gross! — I’ll be right back… Have to take a shower after thinking about how wretched that film was…

Okay I’m back:And smelling all Irish Springy fresh.

So let’s dive into this error and pile of yuckiness disguised as Church teaching.

Jesus said, “Nothing that goes INTO the man defiles him, but it is what comes out of Him” – Jesus understood, that IN the heart of man already is every horrible and wretched thing and I don’t mean that week old dominoes pizza you found in the corners of your college dorm room couch and ate…

This is the CARNAL NATURE of Man that is GROSS, and it’s name is ANTICHRIST.

This paper is going to tear apart every one of the scriptures dealing with the topic and hopefully we’ll all put this ANTICHRIST garbage to rest. 

I am saddened by the perpetual lies that inspire fear in the lost children of God, and more to the point, I am tired of those who “claim to know God” who preach on the subject as if there is some coming future doom that we must all be scared of. The Future is bright people, so put on those shades! <— Thank you Timbuk3 for that song! “Timbukwho?” the “Church says” … google it!

You see, most go to Man Made Church to be inspired and lifted up. For many times are very hard and they want comfort and hope. They want to know God. The reason is each of us have a hunger inside to know our Father and our TRUE NATURE. We all want to know the “meaning of life”…  But you go to some of these churches and they spend weeks teaching on the End Days, the Rapture, Armageddon, the Rise of the Anti-Christ, and people sit there petrified and worry that the world may be coming to an end.

Where is the peace they searched for? Where is their hope?

What these knucklehead fear mongers offer is hope for the future ONLY AFTER DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, or being whisked away. All of which is nonsense. Not a word of it is true. Salvation is not about tomorrow, salvation is for the here and now.

There is a big name pastor, who will remain nameless, this guy goes so far as have HUGE MURALS posted with artist renderings of the “antichrist” and he is sure, that this terrible war and monster is soon to come. He says scripture is speaking of Russia, China, Iran, Iraq, the US and others, as if he has somehow mystically un-coded the bible and now he wants to bring it to the world. And his misled flock sits there and eats it up, just like a teenager who goes to scary movie for the thrills. Only then to be tormented by nightmares and ignorant fears because these disturbing images and stories are dangerous to man’s psyche. These knucklehead beliefs inspire irrational fears, much like the fear of snakes, heights, close areas, or spiders, and prejudice, elitism and more.

If only they knew the truth about this AntiChrist and War WITHIN that is REALLY going down, they would rejoice and have a good laugh.

Then there are other conspiracy junkies (religious fanatics) who go so far as to say our President, the Pope, or Putin, or some other world leader is this dreaded Child of the Devil. Well if you are one who believes in a literal antichrist then that all may end after reading the rest of this article… that is, of course if these people make it this far.

Something I have learned about people and their beliefs, is they would rather hold onto the most monstrous lies than ACCEPT THEIR ERROR and be set free from it.

 John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

What this means is that people who are ignorant don’t want to come to the Truth, otherwise their BELIEFS are exposed as false. No one wants to be wrong, unless it is me in my house, because, according to the kidies I am always wrong. 🙂

Well, if your one of those people that believe this hogwash… TOUGH! Because I’m bringing the heat this morning and for some it may going to hurt.

TAKE YOU MEDICINE! TAKE IT! TAKE IT! 🙂

It is high time, the liars of the land WAKE UP from this nightmare they are spreading. The IGNORANT BELIEFS about the rapture, antichrist, Armageddon, etc are coming down. They already came down in my life and many others, now it’s the younger brothers and sisters turn.

 Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

You can consider me just another Angel coming along to say, YOUR CONFUSION IS DONE! Your great BELIEF SYSTEM OF LIES has made TOO MANY PEOPLE IGNORANT. TOO MANY have BECOME ONE with this HARLOT (False beliefs/idolatry/lies) SYSTEM (Religion). There have been many “angels” writing about this topic since before the dark ages. You can always look to William Blake for some great prose on the subject, and the potential of mankind’s imagination.

So let’s start our essay already with everyones favorite VILLAIN – THE ANTI-CHRIST. Let’s begin at looking at the ONLY VERSES in the bible that actually call this “Carnal Nature” IN Mankind the “ANTI-CHRIST”

When we take these scriptures in context and throw out all the garbage false teachers have added (PROBABLY BECAUSE they have watched the exorcist, or The Omen, one too many times, then it will be easy for you to see, who the ANTI-CHRIST is… And you may not like finding out the truth because it takes the blame off some so-called monster of the future, and puts the responsibilty smack dab in the middle of you… Unless of course, Christ has already kicked Him Out Of Your Temple (soulish thinking)

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

Okay, first of all, let’s point out that this literally was written over a thousand years ago… John here was stating that the “Last Time” was back then. And he was right, as the “Last Time” is always RIGHT IN THE HERE AN NOW… It is the Last Day or Your Ignorance, and the First Day of Christ (truth).

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

But to REALLY understand what John was writing about, when speaking of this “Last Time” we must start two verses earlier, to see what John is really talking about.

 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

John is saying we should NOT LOVE THE WORLD… Well, he is not talking about the literal world, but the THINGS OF THE WORLD.

So IS he talking about the air, dirt, grass, mountains, trees, bushes, animals, etc… AH NO! Look…

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Hope you are getting a clearer understanding now. The WORLD that John is talking about is MAN’S CARNAL THINKING, the Lust of the Flesh, the Lust of the Eyes, and The Pride of Life. – This is the WORLD he is talking about, not the LITERAL EARTH. The WORLD is a symbol, for all man EXISTS IN (Man’s THOUGHTS) – And IN MAN’S CARNAL WORLD, is lust of eyes, pride of life, and lust of flesh – (Eve is tempted with this, Jesus as well) – In fact, this is what all of us are tempted with. “when we are drawn away by our own lusts”

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever

So, we see here, that MAN’S CARNAL WORLDLY THINKING will, WILL, WILL, PASS AWAY, and all of MAN’S LUSTS with it…  Only the THOUGHTS OF GOD remain forever.

This is good news. For a moment, God has allowed the WHEAT to grow up with the TARES (Inside our Thinking) for a moment! But at the END (End of Man’s Ignorance) His angels gather and bind every Tare and burn them away. 

The TRUTH destroys the LIES.

So far, it doesn’t appear that John is talking about some spooky supernatural being does it? Of course not, people, he is talking about the NATURE IN MAN that needs to be destroyed. The NATURE that is in opposition to the TRUTH OF GOD. John is talking about those who are RULED BY THE FLESH which is at war with the SPIRIT.

This is the ONLY WAR that the bible is speaking of. The WAR WITHIN. And yes, there are literal wars in the world, but that is simply because MAN IS STILL BEING RULED by the LUSTS WITHIN.

 So now we get to our first mention of the ANTICHRIST.

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

Now watch, as the AntiChrist – Man’s Carnal Nature is exposed as simply being those that do not know the TRUTH. “Next verse same as the First”

 21I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.  22Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

Look, “church”, the “ANTICHRIST” in black and white are those that DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH. They aren’t literal demonic monsters… but men and women who, because they are ignorant of God’s truth act in monstrous ways… Hitler, a great example of that. 

When man is conditioned to believe a lie about anything, it is hard to depart from it. This is why I titled the paper, “The AntiChrist and You, friends until the End” … People outside of the wisdom of God, in their error and possession (false beliefs) do some pretty monstrous things. But the antichrist isn’t some creature possessing them to do it, Mankind’s own carnal egocentric nature is what motivates such awful behavior.

 William Arthur Ward wrote “If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” <— By the way, I have no clue who that is.

Evidence of this random quote I pulled from the internet, you’ll find all over scripture. “Whatever a man believes in his heart that he becomes.” – You see our THOUGHTS CREATE. I will have an essay on the power of our thoughts in the future, but for now, I want to show you how MAN’S CARNAL thought give birth to the most horrific images, and these images give birth to the most horrific actions.

 Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art. I say the later.

Let’s move on, to further prove this ANTICHRIST is nothing more than the person we believe ourselves to be (as truly we are ONLY CHRIST to begin with)

 Now one of the reasons, people see this “antichrist” figure as someone who is COMING in the future, is the misunderstanding of the word used to explain how the ANTICHRIST is REVEALED. In many scriptures, the word that is used is “COME” SEE BELOW.

1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

So a person could teach that this ANTICHRIST is COMING IN THE FUTURE, if they didn’t bother to check out what the word “COME” really meant when translated from the Koine Greek… The give away, that this has NOTHING to do with the future is in the next line.

and even now already is it in the world.

So how can something COME and already BE IN THE WORLD NOW? Well, when the word “COME” is translated it becomes pretty clear.

COME – “ERCHOMAI” – Definition and proper translation is: ARISE, BECOME KNOWN, BE UNDERSTOOD, BE REVEALED.

So, now lets’ look at this verse with the RIGHT EYES. You see, this is how the Antichrist (Carnal Nature In Man) can COME (Be REVEALED) and BE IN THE WORLD.

This has nothing to do with a literal man coming onto the Global scene and deceiving the whole world. I MEAN REALLY PEOPLE, think about it.

This ANTICHRIST is said to STAND IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD and DECLARE HIMSELF TO BE GOD… And there are millions that believe, a Literal Temple is going to be built, and some Guy is going to stand there and say I AM GOD WORSHIP ME!

First of all, consider what TEMPLE this ANTICHRIST reigns from…. WE ARE THE TEMPLE! Hello? Is this thing on? Check, check, one, two, one, two.

We are the TEMPLE OF GOD, Our CARNAL NATURE (who we thought/or think ourselves to be) is SITTING ON THE THRONE OF GOD, DECLARING HIMSELF TO BE GOD.

Don’t believe me? Well, most people will say, “YOU HAVE TO CHOSE GOD” Basically, that means that we believe WE ARE IN CONTROL, not God. ß Sorry guys, that is the ANTICHRIST speaking in you.

Matthew 24:15
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

This is why, we are told to FLEE from this sort of thinking. The INSTANT we realize that our EGO is the ANTICHRIST, that who we THINK WE ARE, is actually the enemy of God, we are to FLEE from this thought process.

There is a scripture that says, once the ANTICHRIST is REVEALED, Christ comes and destroys it with the BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING (REVEALING)

Think about that without the scripture staring you in the face. THE INSTANT you understand that your CARNAL EGO is the ENEMY, that is when IT IS DESTROYED, because the TRUTH which is CHRIST takes the throne from that moment on to rule.

This story of the end of the world, the battle in heaven, the war to end all wars is an allegory for the FIGHT between the TRUTH OF GOD (which prevails) and the LIES OF CARNAL MAN. The FLESH is at war with the SPIRIT. Now look below.

2 Thes 7 For the mystery of iniquity (antichrist) doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Notice the word MYSTERY! This is not a literal thing here. This is why the WHOLE WORLD IS DECIEVED. The carnal ego of man is the SIN OF ADAM, it is the FALL, it is leaving the TRUTH OF GOD and who we are “CHRIST IN YOU” for the belief, we are mortal men and women who are in control of our destiny. (antichrist)

Here we see, this WICKEDNESS (Ignorance) is already at who… Notice the next line, he who letteth will let (he who allows it will allow it and be ruled by it) UNTIL PEOPLE, it is taken away. God will deliver humanity, this is what Jesus taught us by dying on the Cross. Our salvation is when we too die of this ANTICHRIST in us.

 8And 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:

As I stated above, once we realize there is no spooky monster posing as a politician or world leader, but is actually OUR CARNAL EGO, once this is revealed by the TRUTH OF CHRIST, that the TRUTH OF CHRIST (who is out LIFE) will consume it and destroy it. The LIES we believe fall away, and never take hold of us again.

10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

It is not about some literal man we need to be saved from, it is the LIES in our HEAD, we need to be saved from. IT IS THE TRUTH that sets us free.

 Oh I know what your thinking, (if you still want to hold onto your scary beliefs) … WHAT ABOUT THAT MARK and 666.

Okay, let me address this quick.

Rev 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Okay, let me get rid of the scary word BEAST here for you. Any lover of poetry would see the symbolism here of a BEAST. “Oh Jacob, you Beast you!” ß My wife could use these words to describe me while ravishing her…. Dinner. (Come on, people, it’s a family show)

To act Beastly is to act CARNAL, like an ANIMAL. But don’t take my word for it, scripture tells us plainly who the “BEAST” IS… that we all worship, or have worshipped. Take a look:

Psalm 49:20
Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish. (The ignorant man, the one who doesn’t know TRUTH is like a BEAST)

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Look at that, just as I have been stating. God will REVEAL the BEAST nature in man, and consume it, replacing it with the TRUE KING CHRIST!

2 Peter 2:12
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Jude 1:10
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

Okay, by now, you get the point. The BEAST/ANTICHRIST = Man’s Carnal EGO! But let’s continue with the whole BUYING AND SELLING with the mark of the beast. You know, all these preachers and prophets love to talk about THE CHIP! ßinsert dramatic music.

YES, THE DREADED CHIP…we must NEVER TAKE! It amazes me, how even I once believed this conspiracy nonsense, I BOUGHT IT hook line and sinker… Did you catch that. When I was IGNORANT I BOUGHT the nonsense, they were selling.

 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

The right hand (Judgement/authority/works) and forehead (thinking) – but what is this MARK… THE MARK OF THE BEAST (carnal Man)

Well, we have all heard the expression, the ANIMAL MARKS his territory. So on one hand, this MARK could simply be the ACTIONS AND THOUGHTS associated with such ignorant thinking. This MARK is how we KNOW who the BEAST is. And how do we know, well by the WORKS OF THEIR HANDS and the THOUGHTS IN THEIR HEAD.

To MARK something, means to NOTICE IT.

Psalm 37:37
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

The buying and selling here, is a clear reference to what was going on in the Temple. The buying and selling of the SACRAFICE. People were buying and selling, and unfortunately, the SACRAFICE which is actually CHRIST is being BOUGHT AND SOLD today.

Refer to my article called “Reed Swaying In The Wind”

In a NUTSHELL <– Appropriate vessel for such thinking.

Look, you don’t have to go very far to find Jesus books, tee shirts, oils, gum, dvd’s, cd’s, etc etc… Jesus is bought and sold in almost every man made church today… BUT NOTICE, ONLY THOSE WITH THE MARK OF THE BEAST WILL BUY IT!

Did you catch that “church”… if you DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE, you CAN’T BUY AND SELL what they are BUYING AND SELLING. You know it is all VANITY and IDOLATRY and HOGWASH.

Christ isn’t for sale, only a BEAST would think you could Buy or Sell God. Now, it should be BLATANTLY OBVIOUS by now, that the ONLY ANTICHRIST is CARNAL MAN’S EGO… It is OUR FALSE IDENTITY, it is who we THINK we are, our EGO, not who we TRULY ARE (Christ IN You)

The only Monster there is, is the MONSTER within MAN’S CARNAL EGO… But once, we understand, that WE (ignorant egomaniacs) are the ANTICHRIST… then THE TRUTH can set us free!  

One last thing I want to point out, which should be so obvious I can’t believe the LIES OF MAN has blinded so many of God’s lost tribe. The next verse TELLS YOU in PLAIN OLD ENGLISH (I use KJV) who and what the ANTICHRIST is…

 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

IT IS MAN!!!!!! 

“So now you know and knowing is half the battle” ß G.I. Joe

Now go spread the word.

Jacob

http://www.JacobIsrael.org

The Truth Will Change You

THE PRODIGAL WILL RETURN

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THE PRODIGAL WILL RETURN


I’m sure, if you made it to this blog, you have heard the story of the prodigal’s return. You’ve also been taught that this is an allegory for all of us. I used to believe that to be true as well. And yes, to certain extent it is. We all have gone astray and have had realized how bankrupt we were without God, and how lost we were without God’s TRUTH (Christ revealed in us). Even though, God had His hand (authority) on us every step of the way. 

Most don’t believe this of course, not many will go on record and say, “God is in control of everything, even our ignornace!” … well Paul did for us, in the book of Romans 8, he says “The Creature (Our souls) were made subject to VANITY, NOT WILLINGLY, but by REASON of HE who SUBJECTED US also in Hope. You see, even our frustration and pain has a point.  The story of the prodigal is beautiful illustration of this. As the Father allowed the Younger to go into the FAR COUNTRY to learn that only in the Father’s house is there peace, life, and sustenance.

So, we all have seen the story of the Prodigal as a picture of US…  However, about six months ago I came to another great understanding of what this story represents, and who these TWO SONS are.

First the cliff notes, Jacob Israel style!

The prodigal story tells the tale of two brothers and a wealthy Father. One brother stays with the Father and endures the trials associated with laboring in the Father’s fields… The other, the younger of the two, goes buck wild, takes his inheritance, and parties like it’s 1999 all over again. The younger, after what must have seemed like the hangover of the century, comes to his senses. After losing everything and being forced to eat the same pig food he fed pigs with he finally decides to return to Dad and beg for Papa’s forgiveness. He finds the Father was actually waiting for him in the field. A picture of how God never takes his eyes off us, and waits patiently for our return… So the younger, gets to his Dad and says “I’ve sinned against you and heaven” the Father doesn’t condemn him, in fact he throws the younger brother a big party… Now if this was an episode of “Intervention” the counselor would not suggest such a thing, we wouldn’t want the younger brother to relapse now would we?… HOWEVER, the celebration is an allegory, as well as the story as  whole. So the Father demands, “KILL THE FATTED CALF, GET HIM A ROBE AND HIS FAVORITE BUNNY SLIPPERS AND PUT A RING ON THAT SKINNY FINGER OF HIS!” – Everyone of these things you’ll learn are symbolic, beside the Bunny Slippers, they are just awesome and comfy cozy… So, we cut to:  Older brother coming back from working the fields… He hears all the hoopla and gets heated, “DAD!!!!!” He says, “I am the best son in the whole wide world and you never threw me a party!”… The older brother’s jealousy seems petty to the reader, instead of being happy for his brother’s return he stomps his feet like a little whiner baby. His Father has to remind him, “All that I have is YOURS.”

So why this parable? … Well, in Luke’s gospel Chapter 15, a bunch of publicans and sinners came near to hear Jesus. (To understand the things of the kingdom)

Luke 15:2: And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

Them BAD RELIGIOUS loved to condemn the J-man. It’s sad really, when you think the same thing is going on today. Unfortunately, dear old Solomon was right in saying, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Whatever was back then is alive and well today.

The irony is many religious leaders, and devote church goers will in one breath condemn the Pharisees behavior, and then in the other tell you, “You better not get involved with anyone who is NOT A BELIEVER”… This elitism and prejudice is welcome and encouraged in Bad Religion today. NOT in the Kingdom of God I assure you.

Many of the Bad Religious, will even use scripture to justify such behavior… Mind you, they have no clue as what these verses they are quoting really mean. Like the one below.

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

Oh sure, at first glance you might think the unbeliever is someone who just doesn’t know God. But,  consider what a Yolk is… A YOLK is a restraint/bondage that is used to CONTROL AN ANIMAL… In this case, the UNBELIEVER would seek to control the BELIEVER… Now, how many people do you know OUTSIDE MAN MADE RELIGION that try and control you with a bunch of nonsense? Not many… You see, the UNBELIEVER in this case, are the BAD RELIGIOUS — Side note Church: when I say “bad religious”, of course I’m not talking about YOU 🙂 … or am I? Just kidding, Jacob loves you as God loves Jacob people!)

So the UNBELIEVERS are the IGNORANT RELIGIOUS TYPES that condemn you and tell you, do this, do that! GROWWWWWWLLLLL! 

The UNBELIEVER here is NOT someone who hasn’t been baptized, or confessed Christ as Lord. The UNBELIEVER is the opposite, the Unbeliever is the Bad Religious person who ignorantly heaps a bunch of traditions, laws, and error on top of you, so you will have no joy in life at all.

The worst of which, is condemning you if say, you fall in love with someone who is not a “Christian.”

Now, listen Church, if you look at people as saved and unsaved you have missed the message of the gospel! So catch it now!

Peter worried that he couldn’t hang with those who were outside the faith. God gave him a vision, and rebuked him. Peter was all like… “No God, nothing unclean has ever touched my lips!” — MEATHEAD! Think about it, God says, KILL AND EAT and Peter is like, NAH! I don’t eat that stuff, meanwhile you know darn well, Peter was going back for seconds and thirds at the Bacon Buffet right before Paul called him out… Mmmmnn Bacon is GOOOOD!

Anyway, God whacks Peter upside the head with a vision. All the beasts, insects, basically everything and everyone God created, and God says to him…  Acts 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

He then goes on to explain… “God is no respecter of persons” – You see God doesn’t esteem one better than another, like Man does. 

But now I’m about to throw all of you a curve ball… You’ll find, what is good for the goose is good for the gander, whatever the heck a gander is! (Just Kidding, being the gooseologist I am, I know full well what a Gander is) but that has nothing to do with this essay here. 

What I mean is, if God doesn’t think higher of Pharisees than others, than he doesn’t think higher of the “others” than he does the Pharisees.

You’ll find at the end of this study, the Prodigal returning has more to do with the Bad Religious Pharisee types than it does with those who have come to the knowledge of the truth after being ignorant of it.

I want to really hammer this point home, God does NOT want us to stay away from people who do not know “Jesus”… Obviously, Jesus hung out with, ate, and drank with, sinners and publicans and we are cut from the same cloth. God wants us to accept, love, forgive, and guide all the people of the world…

But we are warned not to be UNEQUALLY YOKED with the laws and false beliefs of the Pharisees of the day.

So marry who you want to marry, just make sure you love each other. And when someone asks you, “Is the person you are dating a believer?” tell them, ZIP IT YOU! … Just because a person doesn’t belong to your local man-made church, does not mean they are not a believer. A person who loves and does not condemn, who forgives and accepts is more a believer, that someone who tithes, goes to church, helps with the annual food drive, etc, and has not love.

Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves

You see, although many would have you to believe that YOU somehow have to allow Jesus to enter your heart, (As if he is somewhere out there beyond the mikyway waiting for YOUR INVITATION)… Listen up, Christ is the LIFE in you already. Christ is the LIFE and LIGHT of all men, which shines in darkness. Even those who do not understand this LIFE, can unwittingly share the love of Christ with others, as Christ is their LIFE FORCE to begin with. Paul understood this, which is why he wrote about it, in Romans chapter 2.

Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness…

God has a new covenant with us today. He is writing the law on our hearts. All will know God the scriptures say. If only more believed this. Now I know what you’re saying… But Jacob, DON’T WE NEED TO ACCEPT CHRIST AS OUR LORD! … What do you think?

Christ is the TRUTH AND THE ONLY WAY to the FATHER… If you don’t UNDERSTAND and SUBMIT TO CHRIST you will NEVER BE FREE! So yes, if you don’t believe on the NAME (nature) Jesus (God’s Truth/Salvation Revealed in Man) than how could you ever be free? … Think about it! So yes, I believe without a shadow of a doubt that WE MUST and WILL! That’s good news people, spread it! 

Back to our Prodigal story.

So the Mean Religious Leaders of Jesus’ day had a problem with Jesus hanging with what they considered the dregs of society…

Luke 2:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

You see, Jesus (The TRUTH/WORD of God revealed as MAN) does not lose ONE of those the Father gave him to save. “out of all you have given me Father, I have lost not one.” – the only one lost is the SON OF PERDITION (the carnal nature of man) –

The Pharisees did not believe God would save EVERYONE. But here Jesus is showing them, with worldly things, how God is better than man, as man would go after one of his lost sheep, God will go after all who have gone astray…

Now if people believed this, than they would stop looking at others as saved and unsaved. They would understand, that those people, who at the moment seem so far from God, will eventually be FOUND AGAIN.

Which brings us to the Prodigal story.

(For those who have not read it, here it is below. For those who know it, SCROLL PAST AND CONTINUE ON.)

 11And he said, A certain man had two sons:  12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.  13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.  14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.  15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.  16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.  17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,  19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.  20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.  21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.  22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:  23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:  24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.  25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.  26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.  27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.  28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.  29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:  30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.  31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.  32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

It has been taught that this is the story of US. How we are the prodigal that finally returned home…  And the Church says, WE KNOW JACOB, YOU’VE SAID THAT ALREADY…  Settle down people, I’m getting there.

So we’ve been taught, it’s about US (the remnant) …  But I tell you, NAY! (Don’t you love how some people break out the old English to sound all spiritual and such…)

NAY!!!!! I SAY, TODAY, WISHING IT WAS MAY, SO I CAN GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY, IN THE HAY! <— Too far?

No!!!! It’s NOT ABOUT THE REMNANT! It’s NOT ABOUT THE FIRST FRUIT, or FIRST STRIPE, or FRUITSTRIPE GUM.

You’ll soon see, the Prodigal is actually those BAD RELIGIOUS LEADERS. The PRODIGAL are the PHARISEES, the ones we all love to condemn… WHAT? Did I just write that? YES! I did.

Many of you, who have come to this page, have probably had your unhealthy share of condemnation for your differing beliefs. But did you ever stop to think about how far down your nose, you look at those BAD RELIGIOUS LEADER TYPES?… I have, and if you’ve seen my Publicity Shot, you know, My Nose is a BIG ONE to look down! …

So, if you  see the Pharisees of today in a negative light, as I did (Until the parable of the Prodigal become clear to me). Then you may change your tune after reading the rest of this article.

Let us remember, God is no respecter of persons. He does not think higher of one than another. This is why Jesus said on the cross, “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.”

A child who can’t read isn’t condemned for not knowing how. The child is loved and encouraged and taught. The same is true, for all of God’s creation. The Pharisees included.

We cannot think higher of ourselves, just because we have a grander view of God’s plan. We cannot condemn those who we seem to be charlatans or fear mongers, even if they put Plastic Gold Confetti in their hair and tell everyone that God is pouring out his spirit as Gold Dust, or even if, the Pharisees say, God told me to kick him square in the gut to cure his cancer, (Which one of these KNUCKLEHEADS did.) Look, we can’t look down on them, because their total meatheads who haven’t had the truth revealed to them yet. We have to roll the way Jesus rolls, when looking at others who are ignorant and in SIN (error/foolish thinking)

Luke 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.They are like kids, they are IMMATURE, they are the YOUNGER SON, they don’t know any better. So even though, in a round about way, I am sort of mocking the SIGNS AND WONDERS BRIGADE, I really have not animosity toward them. They are my YOUNGER BROTHER after all, and THEY WILL RETURN! 

Just because their ways are false. We have to stop being like the OLDER BROTHER who is whining and complaining and carrying on when the younger brother finally comes home from whoring around and feeding the pigs. All you pastors of The Way know, deep down, you just WISH YOUR CONGREGATION was as big as the Prophets of Baal today… You’re all working those fields, tired, weary, persecuted, struggling to get by, then when the Big day comes, we find out the Prophets of Baal realized their mistake, they humbled themselves before God and God says, LET’S ROCK N ROLL!

 I used to look at some of these big name healers and preachers in such a negative light. I saw them taking advantage of so many people who truly needed to hear the things of God. There was a part of me, that thought I was better than them. Perhaps, there still is a remnant of this pride in me. FATHER REMOVE IT, but keep my wicked sense of humor in tact! Today, I admit, I still can’t stomach to hear things that I know are not true. But like Jesus, we must not condemn and hate those who are merely ignorant of the truth. As they are blind for a moment.

Romans 11:25: For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.  26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Paul understood this as well. He was telling those who understood the truth, “Don’t think you’re any better, just because right now they can’t understand what you understand. God has done this, so he could have mercy on all… ALL WILL BE SAVED, when God takes away their sin.”

Even the mean old Pharisees, will have their SIN (foolish ignorant thoughts) ripped away and will be “brought to the knowledge of the truth.”

So, truly, this Prodigal Story is about those who may be, right now, fleecing the flock. They are the YOUNGER BROTHER who took the money and ran. Don’t believe me? Well keep reading, ye of little belief!

Let’s rip each verse apart, and see what falls out.

13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living

A younger son is not as MATURE as the older. This is symbolic of understanding. The Younger does not have the experiential wisdom of the older. So we see that the YOUNGER is a picture of someone not as mature in the faith.

This SON (as we are all children of God) took his journey into a FAR COUNTRY, Symbolic of being far from the Truth. LEAVING THE KINGDOM OF GOD as depicted in Jesus’ parable of the man who went into a Far Country and almost lost his property in the process.

1 Kings 8:41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake.

So the IMMATURE in the Faith, leave the TRUTH of God, for RIOTOUS living. And what is this symbolic of?

 2 Peter 2:12-14 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

Here we see those that spend their time on RIOTOUS LIVING are actually those TEACHING LIES and deceiving people. They claim the truth of God yet only teach COVETOUS PRACTICES… Does that sound like any PHARISEES we know?

 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

The FAMINE is symbolic of a lack of TRUTH. You see,  In Babylon you don’t get much Fruit, Meat, or Milk… but I hear they have a mean rice pilaf! Okay, of course, the famine in the land, means there is NO TRUTH.  One day, even these Religious leaders who have left the truth of God to teach lies, will find out how VAIN their beliefs and traditions are.

The FAMINE in the land has always been a symbol of Carnal Man coming to his senses and going to God to be fed.

15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.  16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him

Notice, how the YOUNGER BROTHER fed the SWINE. PIGS have always been a symbol of man’s ignorance and dangerous beliefs. PIGS will eat anything you feed them. This is why the LAW forbid the consumption of pork. Not because literal pigs are the devil, but because it is a SYMBOL of NOT BECOMING ONE with IGNORANCE. Also, a Pig Doesn’t have  A CLOVEN (separated) HOOF! Symbolic of not having a SEPARATE WALK from the world.

The YOUNGER BROTHER (the immature deceiver who left the truth/kingdom of God) is seen FEEDING these swine. It is easy to see, that the YOUNGER BROTHER is an allegory of the PHARISEES who are feeding the IGNORANT a steady diet of whatever SLOP (lies/error/vanity/bondage) they want.

17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  

What a great line… WHEN HE CAME TO HIMSELF – For those that can receive it, this means “when HE understands who HE is!” = “Christ IN You” … When he REMEMBERS AND UNDERSTANDS he is a SON OF GOD, he will want to return to Daddy!

When this YOUNGER SON came to his RIGHT MIND (The mind of Christ), he understood, that in his FATHER’S HOUSE there is enough BREAD (truth) and without the TRUTH he is as good as dead (CARNAL).

When you look at this parable through different eyes, it is easy to see, that the YOUNGER BROTHER are the RELIGIOUS ELITE who are IGNORANT today. And the OLDER BROTHER are those God has quickened to understand the Truth, and that may be YOU FRIEND OF MINE READING RIGHT NOW… That is of course, if you made it this far… Glad you’re still with me.

Now, I know, I have been guilty of condemning people who teach lies in the past. Nevertheless, when I understood that I was being like the OLDER BROTHER and condemning my YOUNGER BROTHER (immature religious leader/deceiver) for the ignorance of his ways… I repented.

I understood that it doesn’t matter if I have held the truth longer, and endured persecution by these Religious Pharisees.

How could I say to God, who loves all and is NO RESPECTER of persons… “DAD, HOW CAN YOU THROW A PARTY FOR HIS RETURN?”

One day, even those who are the most lost, and most destructive in the world, will come to understand how bankrupt they are without CHRIST. They, like the Younger Son, will feel that they are not worthy to return to God after they have wasted their inheritance on HARLOTS (Lies/Idolatry) …

However, when they return, and THE PRODIGALS WILL RETURN… God is waiting with open arms.

So, for all you OLDER SONS and DAUGHTERS out there that are suffering the heat of the day. Pray for your Younger brothers return and Thank God, because ALL THAT GOD HAS IS YOURS, AND YOURS IS HIS…

Stop talking bad about them, stop thinking bad about them, and stop hating them… Don’t be hating Church, just  FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!

Peace Jacob

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