No Gods Before Me

NO GODS BEFORE ME!

There was a time when I was scared. There was a time when I felt powerless in this world. A time when I did not think life was worth living at all.

I made the mistake of thinking, it was all about me. Woe ways me, in fact, I would say and on cue every cloud would turn grey. I was a child in my ignorance then. But like any child, I would grow in spirit, wisdom and strength.

But until that time, like any child, when things went bad I wondered, “Why God?”, and worse still, “Why Me?”, which is the worst thought a person can have.

Because when you don’t believe things should be happening the way they are to you then you have forgotten ( died to knowledge of ) that all things were created for you, and more importantly, BY YOU!

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Col 1:16,17.

The scriptures express our divinity clearly, “ye are gods but you shall die as mere men”… This passage from psalms I opened my novel with.

In fact, my entire novel is allegory for us all to WAKE UP to the truth of who we really are.

Because when we came into this world, an enemy (the lies we hear) planted tares within us and because of this we began to believe we were something we were not.

This CARNAL EGO of as I like to call him, the first idea of who we are,
we die to who we really are and a life of struggle and sadness follows .

To understand this helps us as we walk through this valley of the shadow of death to FEAR NO EVIL… For truly there is no such thing.

There was a time that I was so ignorant and so lost into the “GOD OUTSIDE OF ME” delusion that I was like those children at play Jesus spoke of in scripture…

Luke 7:32
They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace (RELIGION) 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.

Like those children I had ignorantly been convinced that somehow God and I were separate.

I put my faith in this far away God. I feared this far away God. And not only that, I sacrificed for this God.

I even dropped everything and left a rising and super successful career in Television for this God that I had been brainwashed to serve. But not just this “Father God” the pastor and priests had told me about, I also believed in his son a man named Jesus who I was told died for me, who I was told was the only way to know God (or so I was told). So I also put this son before even this almighty God I had been convinced of.

Ignorantly I also wore crosses, had paintings of this Jesus God, and I really believed. I really believed all the people I trusted to tell me the truth about God, like most do so I never questioned, like most do as children at play. Until, the day the lights were turned on for me and I began to see how wrong I had been. And how amazing the truth really was.

The commandments themselves begin with not just a warning of what might happen if we have GODS other than the TRUTH, but promises that one day even the most lost WILL NOT HAVE GODS BEFORE ME…


Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

By the end of this essay you will understand that you have many “gods” in this world and the biggest of which is the person you ignorantly believe yourself to be.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

So much for all those images of fish on car bumpers, crosses on chains, and paintings, statues, and idols of the man Jesus everywhere.

However, this is just the most obvious god we have before the truth. There are many, many more. Everything we put our faith in and serve, from our ego to the almighty dollar is a god we serve.

You see we have all been convinced to worship and serve the creation, not the creator. The scripture teaches us NO ONE has seen God at any time, just as NO ONE can see the THOUGHT within ones mind. The scriptures teach us that God is NOT a Man that he should lie, or the son of man that he should repent, and yet almost every religion teaches us to worship a god who is created in the image of man, instead of embracing the fact that GOD is within everyone and everything, and creates everyone and everything seen and unseen through us.

You will soon see we are given the name (nature of God) and we, like
Jesus should not think that is something that is blasphemous. In fact, we are commanded to NOT take this NAME in Vain… Which means “for nothing” – this command has nothing to do with swearing, but everything to do with giving other gods YOUR worship.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:3-5, 7 KJV)

Let me begin to explain how I was when I was younger. I was not the happiest or most hopeful child, so I began to look for answers. I went to religions tree and swallowed its fruit daily, which actually made things harder for me… (I see this now, but back then I clothed myself with religious pride which made me feel better than others, who did not do what I did (confess Jesus as lord), even though deep down I knew it was wrong to think such. So many of these false beliefs (gods) I deep down I knew was more damaging than good.

This God they taught me to believe in was more like wicked mankind then anything else.

This God demanded follow without question and would punish you unjustly if you did not.

This God was so far away from me and so darn upset with the person that I had become. That I could NEVER earn a place in his kingdom. Back then I believed I had to worship the son he murdered for
Me so I would not burn endlessly.

This is a perverse thing to believe and there is grea

And so I worked the ground of my life in constant misery like Adam after being cast from paradise.

And 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; (Genesis 3:17 KJV)

This great allegory is what happens the day we leave the truth of who we are for the idea of what we have been convinced we are, which is something we are not.

Cursed was the ground for ADAM’S sake… Now, we are NOT talking about the literal ground or earth beneath us. The GROUND is an allegory of Adam’s day to day life in the “first man.” Symbolic of his WORKS on this earth. You see, because of our mistaken identity our life in this world is cursed to bring only sorrow. Truly, if it did not Adam, and WE, would never change.

Through much tribulation we enter the Kingdom.”

How true this is for us all.

Now why is the ground of our life cursed?

The reason is simple.

Like Adam, in the story, we too left the unity of the spirit and followed after EVE (which is the mother of all living, our intellect). Like Adam we swallowed the FRUIT our intellect gave us to eat. Exampled below…

“This is right, this is wrong, you are this, you are that, cant do this, must do that”

This is the cursed TREE of the Knowledge or Good and Evil, whose bastard child is double minded mankind. This is the TREE (branches of thought) that when we become one with this way of thinking (eat its fruit) we DIE (become ignorant) and this is how it happens.

The serpent (the lies we hear since birth) convinces us we can be LIKE God IF, and only IF we eat of this tree…. “You have to do this or that… Or else!”

Now, when you EAT (consume fully what you are presented) you ultimately DIGEST what you have been given to “eat”, and when this happens… You become ONE with it.

That FRUIT becomes you.

So if you eat the fruit of a liars tree, and you take the lies of this world hook, like, and sinker, to heart and you become the lie. The end result of this unholy union is YOU DIE (become ignorant of who you are and what you are capable of) and that brings on a world of hurt for you.

This is why, I once thought a life in this world was a grievous thing. I simply did not know any better. I KILLED the truth within me at the place of the skull (my mind) and yet, the TRUTH of LOVE did not care, because who we really are, knows who we think we are simply KNOWS NOTHING AT ALL!

And how is the TRUTH put to death within us?

Well, as babies our parents told us who we were, who they decided we were to be… “You are Jacob” or so and so. Next they formed us into who THEY were trying to create us to be. They did this ignorantly of course. Blind leading the blind.

You see the first idea of who we are, does not realize that we create our fears as easily as our hopes. Whatever mind set we nourish takes root. And until this CURSE is broken, it is past down from generation to generation.

Parents brain wash their children and make them twice the child of hell they are themselves. They give the baby a name, teach it to fit in and believe everything they, the ignorant parents say and believe, and one day that perfect baby believes it.

Next, the world gets a hold of that baby and convinces them other horrible things are true, that simply are not. And this process never ends, until we end it.

And so, that perfect baby, who was filled with nothing but infinite possibility and potential embraces fear, which has torment in it. The baby then becomes the child and man or woman that believes them self to be only the image of a corruptible, mortal, weak human being.

The baby is cast out of his or her blissful peace and catapulted into a world of idolatry.

In the first idea of who we are we all have gods we serve and not all of them go by holy names. We are ruled by these gods we ignorantly worship, we fear these gods, dedicate our life to these gods and are slaves to these gods.

And yet, creation was always meant to be under our foot, creation was meant to serve us and yet we have been brainwashed to serve and worship it.

However, the day will come and for some it has come already where even the idea of ourselves is put under the only one that truly exists to begin with… So that GOD (LOVE) may be ALL in ALL.

That is the day we are patiently waiting for. The EARNEST EXPECTATION of the Manifestation of the sons of God. The entrance into the SECOND MAN, who is LORD of all, with the death of the firstborn man, who is earthy and carnal and lost.

The death of the first born of this world is pictured in the plagues of Egypt as well as many others. Because we are nothing but slaves of Pharoah (which is our shame according to scripture) until that first born of all in this world dies.

There was a time, for me, that life was extremely hard, until the first born was put on notice, and that first idea of me, I realized, was NOT ME AT ALL.

There is no joy or peace in the first man. No matter how hard we try, if we are still in that first cursed man, Adam (which most are), then no matter how hard we try to produce a great life we will always struggle and suffer. Just as Adam did. No matter how hard we work, no fruit worthy of the kingdom will be produced, because it will be a vain, idolatrous pursuit of ego.

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. (Genesis 3:17-19 KJV)

From the DUST (lies and idolatry according to scripture) the first ego man comes and to the DUST this adversary returns.

There was a time when I was ignorant. A time when I was blind and did not see the truth. This is pictured in the many stories of deaf, dumb, lame, and blind people Jesus (the truth) heals in scripture.

In the first man we all DIE to the truth of who we are and we begin to put many gods before us, in the second man we live again in the truth knowing we and God are in fact ONE!

When leave the hellish ignorance of the first man. (1st idea of who we are) for the 2nd man we are put back into our RIGHT mindset, which understands that there IS NO GOD BEFORE US for we are BEFORE the idea of who we are.

Scripture tells us that we are to have the same mind as Christ, who thought it not robbery to be equal with God, which means to have the the mind of Christ is to know you and God are one in the same.

But that time my friends is over.

If you haven’t caught on by now, scripture tells us that the 1st man is the natural man, and the 2nd man is from heaven above.

Now this is a mystery that I have written extensively about.

These are the two men in one bed, the two women grinding at the wheel, these are in fact the two MINDS within us all.

The first man is convinced he is mortal, self absorbed, weak, and ignorant. The first man is FORMED out of the dust (dead flesh/carnal imagination) of the earth (man’s soul). That first NATURAL man is the YOU you THINK you are but are not.

The first man is of the EARTH (temporal/ignorant/ego centric) EARTHY (mortal/finite) – but the SECOND MAN (the second you) is SPIRITUAL (infinite, empowered, loving, united, eternal, with no beginning and end).

You see there was a time I suffered, because I was ruled by that first man. As I said, the first man is NOT the spiritual one, the godly one, no, it is the natural one. Hopefully now, this will help you to understand the following passages from 1st Corinthians…


“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

Now we have been tricked into believing that this second man from Heaven is Jesus only. Oh what a mistake that is.

Jesus clearly taught us, “as he is so are we in this world”. He is a symbol, called the first born among many brethren. If this be literal, then we should know that we and Jesus are exactly alike. As you and I are exactly alike.

I am no better than you, Jesus is no better than me. The difference being, Jesus perhaps understood who he was before everyone else, which symbolically places him in that older brother role for those younger, more inexperienced, and ignorant siblings to learn from.

No, this verse which speaks of the first and last man (Adam), is directly linked to you, me and everyone.

Within each of us there are two nations at war. Two MINDS fighting for control.

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. (Genesis 25:23 KJV)

The LAST shall be FIRST. The ELDER (Older) shall serve the YOUNGER. The last MIND (spiritual YOU) shall take pre eminence over the FIRST (natural YOU)…. Because ULTIMATELY, there shall be no GODS before the I AM that is really you.

Now, of course the older, more comfortable, EGO is what we are used to. And this carnal idea of who we are will fight to the death and even convince you to do horrible things before admitting, who you think you are, what you believe, and everything you have put your faith in is a lie.

No one wants the NEW WINE! Which is why the VESSEL that contains the wine in the parable shatters when New Wine enters it.

The TRUTH is bigger than the VESSEL.

This LORD (which literally means, THE EXISTING ONE) of HOSTS, is the SPIRIT OF TRUTH and LOVE that is WHO we all are, the HOST is who we think we are… And this vessel MUST be destroyed before the TRUTH rises from it’s ignorant death (the life of suffering we endured).

Ignorant before the cross, Enlightened after it. Natural first then that which is spiritual. This is good news for us all, because we all will RISE from the death of our first concept of who we might be.

Pictured beautifully in the words written by John, “and the WORD (thought, spirit, logic, creation) BECAME flesh and DWELT AMONG us.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 KJV)

This is speaking of the day the TRUTH is revealed to you, birthed from within you. The day the SECOND MAN (which is the real you) steps out to say… HERE I AM LORD!

And we CAN’T LOSE!

“All will come to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man!”

The good news is, as we have borne the image of that suffering, sad, lost, first man, we shall also bear the image of the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of GOD. Which is a poetic way of saying, who you were in the first IDEA of you was an earthy, natural man… But your second IDEA of who you are (the second man) is GODS ONLY BEGOTTEN… God manifested in the flesh. One with God. God in you, as you, in this world. And then the two natures become ONE.

This was Jesus’ prayer, and it is now my prayer…

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 17:21 KJV)

This is the HOPE of GLORY, and why it is important to understand this mystery.

AS LONG AS YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE YOUR EGO you will have GODS before the TRUTH… And you will never know who you are or I AM.

The first you, the earthy you, is going to suffer and feel week and powerless to change things. But we must remember, this will not be forever. Because the second you, which is the spiritual manifestation of who you REALLY are in this world is waiting to be BORN AGAIN.

“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”

The kingdom of God that everyone has convinced you is some golden paved paradise in the sky, is actually “righteousness, peace and joy”. It is ruling and reigning in unison with the spirit of truth and love that is within you, and that IS you.

The word KINGDOM literally translates into “to rule” and God is LOVE.

So the mystery of the Kingdom of God is being ruled by Love and ruling WITH love. Yet, the natural first man cannot receive this.

Because to the natural man to love unconditionally is foolishness to them. So the message of this essay, the things I am about to share, and have shared, for some, they won’t believe it, or receive it… They can’t.

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

The natural man, which I have also called the carnal man, or the ID, or the enemy and the devil is corrupt, and it sees itself this way.

This is why there was a time when I was miserable and worshiped
many of the false gods religion, tradition, and society trained me to worship.

So, just like some of you, I too have been ruled by heartache and pain. But I was set free from it all.

I, like Paul, was SET on the road that was straight and put back into my right mind… And now I too have become that voice in the wilderness trying to make the paths of others in this world, straight and narrow, so they too may enter in and SIN (think foolishly) no more.

For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. (Matthew 3:3 KJV)

So, be of good cheer my friends, because in an instant, in the twinkling of your eye, you will see the mystery and you shall wake up and be changed into the one you were destined to be… THE ONE THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN YOU AND ME! And in that instant you will take hold of that cross and breathe in the possibility, that YOU ARE THAT GREAT I AM and you will be whoever you want to be… Because in that moment you become free. And you rise out of the death that has become of your life, waking up from your monotonous ignorant sleep as if a loud trumpet had sounded.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:46-52 KJV)

So the time of my idolatry and suffering is over. And yes, it took time to get there. And yes, it isn’t easy or pleasant. In the first man nothing is easy or pleasant but it is through our tribulation that we finally enter in.

There was a time when life was very difficult, but no longer.

It is because of all of my sufferings, all of my pain and disappointment that prompted that SEED WITHIN ME to WAKE UP. It was because I could take it no longer, that I realized I never needed to take it to begin with.

I had been tricked. The TRUTH of who I was which I traded for the lies of who I began to believe myself to be, brought only suffering for ME! And so my suffering and hard times had to be.

The kingdom of lies called my ego had become a stronghold, a prison, secured tight. So only through the demolition of this ignorant palace could the joy I have now be found.

One day, you too will know that every bit of heartache and heartbreak paves the way for the LIFE you were born to live. And yes, it can hurt to get there.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God

Such is the tale of fallen humanity. And what was it we fell from? Truth, Love, Purpose, Unity, and Joy. But as the scriptures state, he that ascends to heaven is he that first descended into the lowest pits of hell.

If you have ears to hear this… In order to be exalted, one must first be abased.

And so our FALL proves essential to our RISING ONCE AGAIN.

And it is TIME TO RISE AGAIN my friends!

For out of all my suffering, out of all my heartache and pain I found joy unspeakable, faith unshakeable, and a vision of how truly awesome this experience called life can be, is, and always has been.

For out of that darkness came light, out of the abandonment and abuse came unity, kindness, and strength. Out of the ignorance that had become of my life came a wisdom so great that against the better judgment of most trapped in this world, I had to share it with everyone…

This is proven in the fact that you are reading my essay here today.

When one has finally found the LIGHT, one does not hide it under a barrel.

And once, these “mysteries of the Kingdom of God” which is right thinking, peace, and joy, came to “LIGHT” within me I knew what had been hidden could be hidden no more!

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. (Luke 8:17 KJV)

It’s harvest time people. The SEED is come to life, and it’s fruit, which is love, joy, peace and more has no law to put it to death. Once alive again, nothing can put this

This joy I now have, this love I now feel, this peace that embraces me, this goodness that leads me, this FRUIT is evidence that NOW is the TIME TO HAVE NO GODS BEFORE ME!

Now is the time to put that SICKLE in! Now is the time to CAST YOUR NET on the RIGHT side!

Joel 3:13
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

People are so very lost today. Every moment, or every day seems a grievous thing. This is how it was for me as well. For that is the DEATH that has become of our lives. But I tell you rejoice, for that SECOND MAN within you and me, that great treasure hidden in the field of your life, is going to burst forth and with it, salvation comes.

The truth has been hidden…

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

And now that you are searching out what matters the truth is revealed.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

You are dead in Adam and you are alive in Christ…

Ye are gods… Arise oh god and judge the nations by having no GOD before the TRUTH of LOVE and the only one who really exists… YOU!

I hope you enjoyed this essay, please do subscribe, and share this with others. The Truth Sets You Free!

Peace to you and yours, Jacob

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

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THE TRUMPET SOUNDS – FEAR NO MORE!

THE TRUMPET SOUNDS – FEAR NO MORE!

This short powerful mini documentary will take your breath away! You have been lied to by this world your whole life, you have been fed a constant diet of fear, worry, shame, greed, and pride. Because of this cruel brainwashing you took upon yourself the sins/lies of the world and WHO YOU TRULY ARE IN ESSENCE DIED… but that is about to change!

You are more than you know! This short mini movie will open your eyes to a great enemy hiding in plain sight. “Roaming to and fro seeking whom it may devour”. This “enemy” disguises itself as “god” and most worship this liar as god. For your enemy is most certainly the god of this carnal ignorant world. Yet, this enemy is not your god anymore… because now the truth you have begun to see clear.

This enemy, your adversary, the devil is also called the carnal ego/id of mankind. This is the JUDAS that dines with you, sits at the table with you, and betrays you for THE LOVE OF MONEY AND POWER. This “enemy” is the root of your fear and it has stolen your life away with it.

The “god” of this world, the devil, the serpent, which is man’s carnal ego or the “ID”, is the very enemy people have been worshipping their whole lives unaware. Because of this few know how to truly live their life. Life has become more of a chore, it is about suffering and fear and worry and doubt instead of righteousness (right thinking), peace, joy and power…

HOWEVER, THAT IS ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE!

It’s time to wake up to the new day we are in and LIVE our life!

After watching this video you may just see “SATAN, FALL LIKE LIGHTENING FROM HEAVEN (your higher thinking)!”

The TRUTH sets you free from the lies you believe about yourself and others. When the DAYSTAR rises in your heart you will know which voice to listen to, which words to bring forth, which thoughts to manifest and which thoughts to cast away and you will FEAR NO MORE.

Please enjoy this short mini movie called “The Trumpet Sounds – Fear No More” and enjoy a poem I wrote on this topic called, “Two In One Bed” – the double minded man is unstable in all his ways. It’s time to be of ONE MIND, ONE HEART, ONE SPIRIT, ONE TRUTH, ONE LOVE, AND ONE LIFE TOGETHER! Please do share with others and subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already. Much love to you and yours, Jacob


“TWO IN ONE BED”
There are two voices in everyone’s head.
The quieter voice is always the better choice, because the louder offers only fear and dread.
The quieter voice is love and truth, the louder voice will lie to you and make you wish you were dead.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
This is why you must find the quieter voice today.
The louder voice will shout and pout and will do everything to make you believe these thoughts are actually coming from you.
The Louder voice will demand action, demand revenge, and will always make you do what you should not do.
The quieter is your hope, salvation, and great reward, this you will find.
The louder will grind hope and peace to powder if you allow it each and every time.
This is why the still quiet voice you must find.
You can choose to win or lose, whether to fall or rise.
The loudest is the room is always wrong, while the one who thinks before he acts and speaks is wise.
So take your thoughts captive and see whether they be true or lies.
In the end, my friend, you will thank me, because the quiet voice is peace, power, purpose and perfection finally realized.

FISHERS OF MEN

fishers

FISHERS OF MEN

Mark 1:17-18
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18 And STRAIGHTWAY THEY FORSOOK THEIR NETS, and followed him.

In the gospels there is a wonderful story about how Jesus found men toiling under the sun trying to catch fish, but only catching some, with their nets.

Many have taken the story to mean that Jesus came over and told them that they should give up on their careers, follow him and spread the gospel instead. But this my friends is not only what this story means. In fact, what the revelation of this story could mean for your life is quite profound.

You see, not everything that you read about in Scripture is as it seems. There’s a hidden treasure that when revealed can change the very lives of those who read the stories to begin with.

For those of you new to “Jacob’s Ladder” you will find much of what I write here deals with the hidden mystery of scripture. For it is the SPIRIT of the scriptures that give life (enlightenment) to the reader. As the apostle Paul wrote, “the letter/literal kills”. The MEANING/SPIRIT of the story teaches a person something, while focusing on the literal aspects of the story (which were never meant to be taken that way) kills the very LIFE/ENLIGHTENMENT found within the revelation of what that story means.

So much of what we read in the scriptures are an allegory. Which is why Jesus said clearly to his disciples in the gospels, “it is given to you to know the MYSTERIES of the Kingdom of God and unto them who do not have this insight ALL THINGS are shared in PARABLE”.

Now does this all mean that there were not literal events that happened that we read about? Well, that is not really the point is it? What REALLY matters is what a person gains from the story. I often use the parable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to illustrate this point. It does not matter whether there was a boy or a wolf, what matters is the SPIRIT of this story, which is of course that one should not lie or exaggerate.

The same is true for the events surrounding these “Fishermen”. It does not matter whether there were literal fisherman or literal nets, what REALLY matters is WHAT THE STORY MEANS FOR US. What TRUTH is hidden within these verses. What is it that “GOD” is trying to say hidden within the context of these stories? That is what matters!

After all…


It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25:2 KJV)

The TRUTH is hidden within these stories and it is our great honor to find these treasures for ourselves. The revelation of which, comes only when one looks beyond the literal story until the spirit of the story clicks within and is revealed. When this happens it is like the “lights go on” and one finally understands the depth, and freedom, of the revelation that was once hidden within what seemed to be a pretty cut and dry story or a man telling a bunch of other men to follow him.

Now when this revelation hits it is like a LIGHT finally shining in a dark place allowing an individual to finally move about with the confidence, and wisdom, of where they should go next.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:19-21 KJV)

Now I do want to point out that the truth can’t be forced. It must come from deep within, it must be revealed. And when the TRUTH is revealed it is like being healed of blindness spiritually. The TRUTH gives SIGHT to the blind, EARS to the deaf, strength to the lame, a tongue to the mute, brings to life what has been dead/ignorant, casts out the lies/demons that possess men and women, and much, much more.

We see this happening time and time again with every “miracle” Jesus performed. It DOES not matter whether they were literally healed or not, what mattered is that they HEARD THE TRUTH and UNDERSTOOD THE TRUTH.

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

So it is the TRUE MEANING of this story that I wish to share today…

What does it really mean? Why did these men leave their chosen profession and forsake their nets? Are their nets symbolic of something else? Are the Fish A METAPHOR for more?

The answer to all of these questions is YES, YES, AND AMEN!

For years we have taken this story to mean that men and women everywhere should leave everything BEHIND to go out and preach the “message” their particular church says people must adhere to. Basically, bad religion has given people the idea that they should give up on all of their responsibilities to further religion’s agenda/message. Because “saving souls is more important than time with your family, friends, interests, or current employment.” The irony found when Jesus tells the bad religious elite… Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. (Matthew 23:15 KJV)

Bad Religion takes scriptures and twist them. Scriptures like Luke 18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. … Bad Religion has used these scriptures to manipulate people into focusing on serving bad religion and bad religion alone regardless of how many families or lives are torn apart in the process.

And the ignorant fish in the sea take the bait and believe these passages are literal… but as Paul states, “These things are allegory!”

Sadly, people today have taken these things literally and have used even these scriptures to justify not living up to the responsibilities of being a parent or spouse. A great example of how the LETTER/LITERAL kills.

The tricks, snares and nets of religion can convince people that they would be rewarded for such nonsense like leaving jobs, homes, family and friends behind to serve Bad Religion’s version of the Kingdom of God. Which they present as some FUTURE award… when the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND GOD has always been and NOW EVENT.

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

The salvation of our souls is finding this RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND JOY within us. This is HEAVEN ABOVE. A higher form of thinking. RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY are not found in selfish ambition, but by LOVE! If truth be told this HEAVEN that Bad Religion is selling today does not exist!

BEHOLD THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU. The POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD (Christ) saves us from the lies/nets bad religion has cast upon us to control us.

In Isaiah is the best example of what HEAVEN, and what EARTH, is…

Isaiah 55:9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

HEAVEN = God’s Thoughts/TRUTH = PEACE
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

EARTH = Man’s ignorant/carnal thoughts

God has thoughts of peace, power, and a sound mind. God does not give us the SPIRIT OF FEAR, yet man’s ways are below God’s ways… And one of the greatest NETS Bad Religion has used for far too long is FEAR. “Do this or that OR ELSE!” But the TRUTH delivers us from these nets, as Jesus delivered these men from their nets.

It is the TRUTH that sets a person free. No NET is needed to DRAG anyone to the truth. It’s YOKE is easy, it is not the NET/YOKE OF RELIGION which is a heavy burden. Jesus said, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest Matthew 11:28 and again when Jesus said… For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30

THESE NETS THE FISHERMEN WERE USING BECOME THE YOKES AND BURDENS we all suffer with today. Which is why we are told to… Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

There was no joy, peace, and righteousness/right-thinking found in casting net after net into the sea of ignorance we call this world for these men. This is the reason that when the TRUTH (Jesus) appeared to them they were ready to FORSAKE their nets once again for all and become fishers of men!

So it becomes clear, the story of the fishermen leaving their nets behind to follow JESUS is a symbol of so much more. Every piece of this story is rich in meaning and hope. These NETS have more to do with the lies of religion and this world than literally catching fish as you will soon see.

As Micah recalls…

Micah 7:2
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright/honest among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a NET.

You will soon see these NETS are everywhere today, and they mean one thing for those caught and that is DEATH/SUFFERING. While the captors can enjoy the spoils of the catch (their money and devotion).

You see these FISH HAVE GOLD INSIDE! Controlling people means more than just devotion and blind faith, it means their wealth is your wealth. BAD RELIGION knew this and JESUS KNEW THIS.

Jesus proved this point when the religious leaders demanded temple tax and he told his disciple to catch a fish (which you will soon see is an ignorant person) and take the gold from its mouth.

Matthew 17:27
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

BAD RELIGION wants that money, and to get it you had to HOOK or SNARE one of the ignorant fish/people in the sea to do so.

Let’s talk about some of those NETS
1) Net of FEAR- HELL, DAMNATION
2) Net of PRIDE – you are better than others
3) Net of Prosperity – You will be healthy and wealthy
4) Net of Power – You can become a super human
5) Net of future reward – You go to Heaven and it is all worth it
6) Net of Family or Friend pressure – If you aren’t like the bad religious you can’t be with them
7) Net of miracle healing
8) Net of prophetic words – people telling you they have heard from God directly

The list goes on and on… and they are ALWAYS CASTING THAT NET OUT ON THE WRONG SIDE

It’s all about money and power for the Bad Religious, and those NETS had to constantly be mended, because they were easily broken. Which is why in each encounter in the Gospels we see the fishermen either using their nets or tending to their nets. These NETS were important to their financial well-being. Yet, immediately following their encounter with this man Jesus they all left their nets. Mind you, they did not just leave their nets, they FORSOOK them.

Now why is this important? You may ask.

Well, these NETS by now you should see offer nothing in return but DEATH for fish. The NETS these fishermen were used to make their living is still practiced today, until the TRUTH shows up and shows them a better way.

Jesus came along and showed them THAT better way… the WAY… THE TRUTH… and LIFE! Jesus promised to make them fishers of men instead.

The difference being what Jesus offered did not mean death for these “fish/ignorant people” it meant life. And this LIFE was something that bad religion and politics has stolen away from them all.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

So you see, those who have gotten the masses on their bad religious hooks, and caught the unaware in their bad religious nets only came to steal from those they catch and in return kill their true hope and peace.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
For MAN also knoweth not his time: as the FISHES that are taken in an evil NET, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

These thieves continue on this day using their lies and promises and fear to keep the ignorant FISH buying into their religious and political lies. These thieves who say as long as their FISH do as they say, give, obey, serve, make followers and don’t question, promise that when the FISH are finally in the grave they will finally enter the gates of heaven.

But these thieves that call themselves religious leaders offer nothing but the death of a fulfilled life. No one, and I repeat no one can enter into the kingdom of heaven under their rule. Mainly because they have twisted everything we read about in scripture into something else. They have created a fantastic narrative that only offers them the power and wealth they crave.

These thieves make false promises and put on grand shows tickling the ears of those who hear and like a net dragged in the sea anyone they catch finds nothing but promises that are never kept, pride, bigotry, intolerance, greed and much worse. One can never find Righteousness (right thinking) Peace, Joy and Power in corrupt thinking. And anyone who tries to enter into the kingdom any other way but through Loves gate and denying one’s self, the same becomes a thief and robber as well, who too will find themselves dragging the allegorical net trying to kill more in the name of a god bad religion made up.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:1, 10 KJV)

But Jesus showed them a better way. He revealed the truth to them and he did so using the bait of love and a more abundant life.

So right away they left their nets and followed him. They followed him not for worldly gain but for that peace that surpassed their current understanding.

I would like to state that they did not just leave their NETS behind to follow Jesus, they FORSOOK their nets!

That is quiet an interesting word used to describe them leaving their nets behind, if that is all we are meant to take from it. Let us look at what the word “Forsook” means.

Forsook in Greek – Aphiemi
Literal meaning: “to abandon, leave desolate SO ONE CAN GO FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.”

This word, “forsook” offers us insight into the deeper meaning of the disciples leaving their nets to become “fishers of men”.

To get to the place of wisdom, to return to their first estate, to move from their current understanding to where they truly wanted to go they had to leave the LIES OF BAD RELIGION behind.

The apostle Paul spoke about this very thing, when he considered all he had learned from religion, all he had done in the name of religion, he called DUNG! Paul knew the snares and nets of bad religion as well as anyone. Paul and well as David knew how deadly these NETs could be. He knew a NET of LIES cast unto the ignorant fish of the world, meant death and hell (ignorant suffering)for the people.

Psalm 35:7,8
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

The “FISH” by now, you should understand are symbols of the ignorance holding MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE captive. It is their carnal ignorance.

Jesus compared ignorant men and women to FISH, when promising to make his new recruits “Fishers of Men”.

Jonah was swallowed by a GREAT FISH, and resided in the FISH’S BELLY for three days much like Jesus did in the belly of the EARTH. Here we see a connection that must be made. The first obvious connection is that the belly of the fish is also a symbol for the belly of the earth, which we also now know from earlier, is also a symbol of MAN’S CARNAL WAYS AND THOUGHTS. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Gods ways higher than man’s, God’s thoughts higher than man’s thoughts.”

Jonah is an allegory of the SPIRIT MAN trapped within the IGNORANCE OF THE CARNAL MAN (fish). Look also what the BELLY OF THE FISH is called by JONAH… HELL!

Jonah 2:1-3
2 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of HELL cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

In this verse we see the Fish’s Belly also called the belly of HELL. We know that HELL is the word used to describe the suffering that accompanies ignorance. The FISH are those that are ignorant and lost to the ways of this world (lust of eyes, flesh, pride of life).

We also find that Jesus was found in the belly of the EARTH.

Matthew 12:40
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the fish’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

We are also told that when Jesus died he entered HELL (Ignorant suffering) to set the captives free in 1st Peter 3.

THE BELLY is also a punishment for the SERPENT (carnal ego man) who goes about on his belly digesting only dust/lies. The BELLY is a great symbol for the “womb of the carnal mind”. The BELLY of the FISH is a person’s carnal lust and ego. This is why we see the lying serpent cursed to go about on his belly.

Genesis 3:14
And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

THE BELLY is a symbol for the “womb of ignorance and carnal thinking” indeed as Job puts it… Job 15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their BELLY PREPARES DECEIT.

But just as JONAH was freed from his ignorant hell, just as Jesus was freed from the sins of the world that cast him into the depths of the earth/hell/grave, just as these fishermen were delivered from their miserable lives, so also are we when we stop trying to rule over others, make money from others, or get others to do what we want them to do. The instant we forsake the NETS of our past and become fishers of men ourselves by sharing the truth without wanting anything in return, then the heavens open up and we find the rest Jesus promised.

There are those who kill their FISH – The bad religious do this. There are those who fish men out of their ignorant despair and offer them life and hope.

When Jesus asked them to follow him he was leading them to the kingdom of heaven, and I pray we can do the same for others! Which are we? Fisher of Men or Killers of Fish?

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

IT’S TIME FOR THE FISH TO COME OUT OF THE WATER! IT’S TIME TO HELP OTHERS WALK UPON THE WATERS INSTEAD OF DROWING IN THEM… ONCE WE PULL THESE FISH OUT OF THEIR IGNORANCE, THE HEAVENS WILL OPEN UP AND THEY TOO WILL KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF.

Matthew 3:16
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

It’s time for Bad Religion to forsake their nets, let’s help them all become fishers of men by showing LOVE!

Jacob
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BREAKFAST WITH DEAN – Reincarnation?

BREAKFAST WITH DEAN

Early one morning, I and my friend Dean Dosher spoke about the possibility of re-incarnation, universalism, who all of humanity is, and how we are finished in perfection. I decided to record the conversation, which usually lasts about 30 minutes or so, every day or so, last night I edited the conversation down. So much ground in covered in these eleven minutes, that you may have to watch this many times, to grab hold of what is said. Philosophy which literally means the LOVE OF WISDOM is something, so many people are hungry for. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? WHAT IS THE POINT? WHO ARE WE? You’ll have to watch and find out, and you may be surprised in the end, to find out, if we know or not. 🙂 Enjoy

My Reply to why ALL MANKIND is SAVED!

WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?

This below comment, I posted on a friends facebook page and then my own. I didn’t think there was anything so terribly out of the ordinary or special about the comment, but it has really sparked a great conversation, and I was so surprised to see how many people were interested in hearing more, after reading this simple commentary on Facebook… I hope you enjoy it! Peace Jacob

My Reply as to what I believe! All mankind Saved.

A wonderful lady on here that I am friends with, always has something wonderful to say… Now we do believe differently, but unlike many others, she has recieved me for who I am and what I believe (I think she has at least, I know she would if she didn’t know) In any event… she posted something wonderful… I am going to share that. And then repost my comment, without mentioning her name out of my great respect for her, and because she has the best smile I have ever seen 🙂

Here is her post:
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. You need to believe it to receive it. What do the universalists do with that?

HERE IS MY REPLY

Hey (You) first I want to say I am NOT A UNIVERSALIST… A universalist believes all roads lead to God… I believe ALL ROADS LEAD TO CHRIST, WHO leads us to the father. Because there is only ONE WAY TO KNOW THE FATHER, AND THAT IS BY HIS CHILD…

So, not a Universalist here, but I do believe God finishes his creation in victory “he saw all that he made and said it was good” –

I personally believe God is not a failure, and that his arm is not slack that it cannot save, and for those who understand that Nothing can thwart God’s will, “neither him that runneth or willeth but God”, and for those that understand that it is GOD’S WILL that ALL BE SAVED and come to the KNOWLEDGE of the truth and the stature of the perfect man…

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth…

I don’t believe you can know the father without knowing who YOU ARE in the SON. But I do believe that ALL will CONFESS CHRIST and SUBMIT to Christ In Them, as it is written…

Phil 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
— Now look at that next line, TO THE GLORY OF GOD – Lots will say, then it is too late. But no man knows the hour or time, or God’s ways for they are above ours.

11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Every – means Every… I believe that out of ALL the father gave the son to save, as Jesus put it, “I lost not one save the SON OF PERDITION” – remember who the Son of Hell is (The antichrist spirit/betrayer with in the heart of the religious, who would rather betray the love of God for money, than think better of God and others)

I believe that ALL of creation will sing praises to God, That GOD BRINGS in ALL — If the firstfruits (christ) be holy than the whole harvest is holy)

Also Romans states ALL THE GENTILES will be grafted in, and than ALL ISRAEL shall be saved. (that’s also pretty much everyone)

To believe that God is inept and cannot accomplish his goal, to make man in his IMAGE (CHRIST) – In CHRIST we ALL (EVERYONE) live breathe and have our existence, is to state God is not God.

To say God gave man free will, which I challenge anyone to show me what choice Moses, Joseph, Pharoah, Jonah, Jesus etc had… but let’s say Man has free will, meaning a WILL OUTSIDE OF GODS…

Even though Jesus said, “I can do NOTHING OF MYSELF”

But even if God leaves it up to mankind. What does a Good parent do for their children, correct them, teach them, or give up on them?

We don’t know how long life is, what happens after we die, we only have speculation, God is not mocked whatever a man sows he shall reap… Who is to say that God doesn’t have this very principle in place (If he wants us to “choose” him) – Even though Jesus said “You didn’t choose me, I chose you” and also IT IS WRITTEN “No ONE can come to the SON unless the FATHER DRAWS HIM“… But lets say God is not Soveriegn, that it is NOT ABOUT FAITH but about our WORKS (WHAT WE SAY AND DO) — Don’t you think OUR GOD is big enough to correct us justly, teach us correctly, and not be a HYPOCRITE.

If God says there should NEVER be an end to OUR FORGIVENESS, and that we SHOULD LOVE OUR ENEMIES… Why wouldn’t GOD who is perfect (who knows how to treat his children better than us) LOVE HIS?

Love the world SO MUCH he gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON that whoever BELIEVES and scripture says ALL WILL, and not only that, but submit to Christ to the GLORY OF GOD… Don’t you think it is possible, that a God of Love, could change a persons heart as easily as he Hardens it (Pharoah)

There is so much false teaching, there are so many lies we have been sold over the years, I trust a God of Love, one that has a plan, one whose mercy endures forever, who’s plans and will MANKING cannot thwart God’s will…

1 Timothy 2:3-4 …God our Savior; Who will have ALL mankind to be saved…


John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world

Christ didn’t come to CODEMN but to save… because it is GOD’S will that ALL WILL BE SAVED! Everyone, it is written, will come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH and the STATURE OF CHRIST. Everyone!

But I will leave you with this last scripture…

Ephesians
1:9 when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God’s merciful purpose 10 for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it–the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the WHOLE CREATION to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him

So I agree, that anyone who thinks YOU DON’T HAVE TO BELIEVE won’t recieve, I will HOLD OUT HOPE, that scripture is true and that ALL WILL BELIEVE AND RECIEVE and GOD’S CREATION is finished in victory, and EVERYTHING HE MADE GOOD AND WORTHY OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING.

But I am NO UNIVERSALIST…But I do question, why I think HIGHER OF GOD’S PROMISE AND SOVEREIGNTY and LOVE and COMPASSION than a majority of Christians who believe a majoriy of those God created will be LOST, or worse still cast into some place of infinite torture… (Which by the way does not exist) – But why? I question do most people believe our Perfect and Wonderful and Almighty God is a Callous Hateful Vindictive God?

If we would never do this to our children, if we would always love and NEVER give up on our children, Is God more Righteous than us by giving up on his own, who he created, placed in the Garden, created the enemy, made us subject to vanity (romans 8:20), and proclaims YOU CANNOT COME TO THE SON UNLESS you are drawn… I mean why? Why would anyone think God is going to fall short? That everything he made is some cosmic mistake… No, Our God is in control. And that is why I do not think less of anyone who believes differently, who does horribly, or who condemns because they worship a god who condemns…. The truth is, ALL WILL COME TO THE TRUTH this GOD PURPOSED and will bring to pass, and NO ONE CAN LOSE!

But we all will reap what we sow, and this is how God teaches his children to stop touching the hot stove.

You know I love you(awesome persomn whose name I will not name :)), I really wanted to give you a heartfelt response and say I AGREE YOU CANNOT RECIEVE without BELIEVING, but I have faith that ALL WILL BELIEVE, not just because it is clearly written… The only thing destroyed is “hell, devil, anti-christ, false prophet, and every name (which translates directly into NATURE – NOT A LITERAL NAME) but every NATURE that is NOT written in the BOOK OF LIFE (Life has many natures, love, forgiveness, patience, charity, peace, joy, etc. ect) but the NATURES IN MAN that are NOT WRITTEN IN LIFE (CHRIST) will be destroyed… The natures of GREED, HATE, BIAS, CONDEMNATION, etc etc…

And remember GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE (LAKE OF FIRE) – Christ baptises with FIRE…. FIRE is good, we ALL have out part in THIS LAKE OF FIRE, it just doesn’t hurt those that ARE RISEN TO KNOW, GOD IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL!

GREAT TOPIC!!!! I sure hope my answer will not be seen as something negative, but an honest heartfelt answer as to why I believe, GOD WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT KNOW IT (1st Tim 4:10) Jacob 🙂

— AN ADDITION

There has been a great discussion on my friend’s page. A couple of points were made, and I was asked by my friend to respond. Without posting there comments (as my answers pretty much sum up what they wrote) I wanted to add it here for those interested. Enjoy.

HERE IS MY REPLY:

Wow, what an outpouring, and in such a loving way! It’s rare to see such a thing, that says a lot about you Gaye and the company that is drawn to you… It would be very hard for me to answer everyone, I will say, without posting the address, I do have a blog with over 90 essays, videos extra, that I have (if you friend me, or simply google my name and blog) you’ll find it… I think every single concern is answered in many of those essays… But I will answer a few people briefly…

@(PERSON 1) I in no way minimize God’s judgment, quite the opposite, I made it very clear, we all reap what we sow… I simply say, we don’t reap MORE than we sow, and that in God’s CORRECTION (which hurts indeed) we are brought to the knowledge of Christ. Many Christians preach that life is supposed to be filled with candy, that God doesn’t want anyone sick, doesn’t want bad things to happen… Yet, that undermines the very judgment you speak of. God is in control of all things, and it is through MUCH TRIBULATION we enter the Kingdom. believe me when i say, YOU HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR CROSS it is the only way, many “christians” don’t even understand what this means, and preach against it, tickling people’s ears, filling people with religious pride that They did something good so they are saved, and others are beneath them because they did not… But when you understand that God is in control of everything, and it rains on the just and unjust, and that even as the scripture’s state, “the wicked are God’s sword” – that even bad people in our lives, like Pharoah, or Joseph’s brothers, are there to further us into the Kingdom, then you REST in God. You understand what is happening to you IS HAPPENING FOR YOU, and that is judgment. Judgment means to SEPERATE God from the World, this is the allegory of the sheep and goats, wheat and tares, the TRUTH in us and the LIES in us, the NATURES IN US, is what is being Judged… and JUDGEMENT BEGINS IN US, “the house of the lord” – we are all being judged, and we all, I believe and hope and pray, (because like I said, I am NOT the authority and always leave the possibilty that I could be wrong) but I believe with all my heart, God is capable of doing what he says he wants, and that through ONE MAN’S DEATH (ADAM) – all Mankind died (became ignorant) and HOW MUCH MORE, buy ONE MAN’S SACRAFICE AND LIFE shall ALL BE MADE ALIVE… So I take pretty much everything literally and allegorically.

For this next person, I wanted to share their comment to me, and then my response:

PERSON 2:
I was reading a scripture the other day in Revelation about how God will send the angels to come and some will be thrown into the lake of fire and some not. So it is clear that there will be a separation. I’ll try to find and post it on here…. Matthew 13:47-50 (Amplified Bible) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a [a]dragnet which was cast into the sea and gathered in fish of every sort. When it was full, men dragged it up on the beach, and sat down and sorted out the good fish… into baskets, but the worthless ones they threw away.So it will be at the close and consummation of the age. The angels will go forth and separate the wicked from the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) And cast them [the wicked] into the furnace of fire; there will be weeping and wailing and grinding of teeth

HERE IS MY RESPONSE:

@ (PERSON 2) it’s interesting you use a literal parable to describe something as literal, I’m sorry I didn’t mean to not answer you, I just saw your comment now. – First off, THE SEA is a symbol of THE WAYS OF THE WORLD (Cares of the world) Which… is death. This is why JESUS walked above the sea, and could calm the storm… He said I will make you fishers of men, meaning we will literally fish people out of the death and depths of their ignorance… now the Kingdom of God is WITHIN us, in this parable it is described as a net… and the Kingdom of God is RIGHTEOUS, PEACE AND TRUTH, AND POWER in the Holy Ghost… And this seperate the GOOD (Truth) in US with the Bad (Lies) in US.

Now before the scripture you mentioned, remember Jesus compares the Kingdom to many other things. THE MOST IMPORTANT of which I believe is to a PEARL OF GREAT PRICE (pearl comes out of long suffering) – which — Pay attention to this next line, “when one finds THEY SELL ALL THEY POSSESS to have it” – In other words, when you understand the TRUTH OF GOD (Kingdom of God) you get rid of every false belief you once held… We cannot serve two masters. But let’s look at the scripture you posted.

47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

First of all, GOD TRIES US ALL in the FURNACE OF FIRE… this is how we are set free of our idolatry.

Isaiah 48:10
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the FURNACE OF AFFLICTION.

(Through this tribulation we LONG SUFFER to find that PEARL (KINGDOM OF GOD which is WITHIN US, not coming with observation)

This is the way GOD CHOSE to seperate us from the lies of the world, and YES when we are afflicted we weep and complain (gnash teeth)

James 4:9
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Now the END OF THE WORLD, doesn’t mean the LITERAL WORLD… But the world is THE LUSTS IN MAN…

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.

So at the END OF OUR LUSTS, the TRUE MESSAGE (angel=message/messengers (literal translation) – At the END OF OUR LUSTS the TRUE MESSAGE OF GOD will come forth (be revealed) — and guess what, the DAY OF THE LORD is scary… It is a day of darkness, where you understand you don’t know a thing, and every foundational belief you once held is shaken… SO YES, when the TRUTH OF GOD is revealed to you, you will SUFFER until you GET RID OF EVERY FALSE BELIEF you once held.

Remember, we are held over the hottest part of the flame, as silver is, and we are only released for it, when the SMITH sees HIS IMAGE clearly in it.

So in any event, when you really take the scriptures and search the other scriptures for witness of the words, like Furnace, Fire, etc… it becomes a lot easier to see the Truth of God, which is Salvation of all, through so great a plan, that the ONLY ONE LOST is the SON OF PERDITION (the adamic ignorant carnal antichrist nature in man)…

In any event, I hope this adequeatley explained that scripture for you. Peace. Jacob

Thank you all so much for being so supportive and loving and understanding we are all where we are, and if we be teachers we MUST BE long suffering, meak, gentle, loving, not seeking to strive, etc… And so far so good. Much love to you all, peace Jacob

AND SOME MORE

—- Here is some more response from comments made: This one focuses on Rev 20:15, where it says, depending on the translation that Every name not written in the book of life is cast into the Lake of Fire… First my response to what the word Name – really means.

“ONOMA” is indeed the correct greek word for Name which means “the name is used for everything which the name covers, everything the thought or feeling of which is aroused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, remembering, the name, ex. for one’s rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellences, deeds etc. ” — It is the total NATURE of that PERSON … of course we say, Jesus and if we look at it literally, there are a lot of Jesus’s out there, but they all have different characteristics… So instead of believing in the name, we believe in the nature of that name… EVERYTHING the name covers…

Look at how dictionary.com translates NATURE when it applies to PEOPLE… reality, as distinguished from any effect of art: a portrait true to nature. 8. the particular combination of qualities belonging to a person, animal, thing, or class by birth, origin, or constitution; native or inherent character: human nature. 9. the instincts or inherent tendencies directing conduct: a man of good nature. 10. character, kind, or sort: two books of the same nature. 11. characteristic disposition; temperament: a self-willed nature; an evil nature.

So even with Onoma we are talking about the NATURE of the PERFECT MAN CHRIST. Or the NATURE of the ADAMIC man.

Like you said, we’re on the same page. And I don’t get to caught up which bible is perfect or not, they all have mistranslations, additions, deletions… which is why the spirit of revelation comes in handy. 🙂

— Now here is a complete breakdown of Rev 20:15

Revelation 20:15 Anyone whose NAME was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. (Some translations leave the “Name” part out) This I grabbed from the NIV…

But a GREATER MYSTERY is revealed when… you translate each of those words from the Greek.

15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

WHOSOEVER translates from the Greek into (whatever/whoever)

NOT means Pretty much NOT

BUT FOUND: wow, when you translate FOUND… it opens your eyes. It doesn’t mean, found, like you find a chapter and verse in a book… It means:

FOUND= to come upon, hit upon, to meet with
after searching, to find a thing sought without previous search, to find (by chance), to fall in with those who come or return to a place
to find by enquiry, thought, examination, scrutiny, observation, to find out by practice and experience to see, learn, discover, understand

FOUND, basically means, the person sought and found – It is the REVELATION of CHRIST.

WRITTEN: means TO DESCRIBE, or EXPRESS, OR WRITE

BOOK: Translates into SCROLL (which we are meant to eat, which many saw in visions)

LIFE (ZOE) one of my favorites, means TO BE ALIVE, to live, breathe, be among the living

CAST means: to throw or let go of a thing without caring where it falls

INTO means: INTO

LAKE means: a harbour, haven

FIRE means: FIRE (God is a consuming FIRE)

Now watch what happens when you put them all together.

“Whoever or whatever did not find after searching the expression of LIFE (christ) is let go without worrying where it falls into a haven of God’s consuming fire!”

And the very next verse, after this is Rev 21:

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

Like you said Christine, it is the FIRST NATURE OF MAN (adam) that is LET GO OFF, And burned (to keep with the allegorical theme) AWAY.

in adam all die (1st man is last) in christ (2nd man) all are made ALIVE (All find the expression of Christ)

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!