THE TEMPTATION

THE TEMPTATION

You may be surprised to hear that the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is actually an allegory of the temptations we face each and every day…

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You may be surprised to hear that the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is actually an allegory of the temptations we face each and every day… That is NOT to say that there was not a literal man named Jesus, who was literally tempted in the wilderness. The point to this essay people is this… IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER OR NOT THE STORY IS LITERAL. What matters is what the story means spiritually for us.

A reader shared a great line with me the other day, they said, we need to be mindful of the MYSTERY not get hung up in the HISTORY. YES! So much truth in those words. The Mystery of the Kingdom of God is what we are after, NOT THE HISTORY of what happened.

For example, it doesn’t matter if there was a literal boy who cried wolf or not. What matters is the SPIRIT of the story. I know I use that example a lot but it really does help to make this point. We don’t profit from proving that there was a boy and wolf in the past. We profit when we understand that we shouldn’t lie or embellish because there might be terrible consequences. This, this my friends is what my essays are all about. Sharing the SPIRIT of the story, not simply repeating the history of it.

It is only when we understand the spirit of the story that we find our way. The LETTER (literal understanding) kills, it is only the SPIRIT that gives life.

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

We need to learn the difference between things we can take literally and things we must discern spiritually. And that can be tricky sometimes. However, if we allow the spirit of truth and love to lead us it is easier than you may think. It is true that the scriptures can have both literal and spiritual interpretations.

Example: “Thou shalt not kill” – Of course this is meant to be understood literally, but it also has a spiritual meaning. For you can Kill the Spirit of someone or something just as you can take the life of another.

When David fought Goliath, if you see the story spiritually, you see a Picture of Christ destroying the Carnal man. The symbolism of this story is beautiful, a smooth stone hitting and killing Goliath with one blow to the head (which is symbolic of the mind and how we think), then David taking the Giant’s sword and cutting off Goliath’s head (which is the authority of the carnal man). Whenever we are presented with stories in scripture where someone is cutting off another’s head, whether it is Goliath, John the Baptist, or crushing the head of the serpent, it is always symbolic of destroying the authority and rule of what that “person or thing” represents spiritually.

Every one of these stories is indeed an allegory for our waking life. We learn from these stories literally as well as spiritually. The trick is finding when we should take something at its word and when to look deeper, or both.

Now you may have been told that Jesus, the man, was perfect and did not sin. That Jesus, the man, never doubted and never struggled the way we struggle. Well, if we take the scriptures at their word, we find, LITERALLY, that it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

God does not play favorites, what one must endure all endure.

Romans 2:11
For there is no respect of persons with God.

Mental note: If God is no respecter of persons, we should be as well.

Now, if you really want to take the scriptures at their literal word, JESUS SINNED, just as we sinned… In fact, Jesus BECAME sin for us. Now let us think about how this “Jesus” became sin for us.

AN IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER: The idea of a literal Jesus that is separate and unique from us is indeed SIN (a foolish thought) for us… Something to chew on for later.

Let me explain the ways “Jesus” has become sin for us.

We have been taught that Jesus had a different birth than us, that he had a different relationship with God than us, that Jesus did what we could not do, that Jesus TOOK upon himself the SINS of the world to save us, if only we put our faith in him. But this is simply what religion has sold us, and IT ISN’T TRUE.

The scriptures command that we should not make any image as to what God looks like, talks like, seems like. The scriptures are clear, we are NOT to compare God to a “corruptible physical man”, that we should not Compare God (The creator) with the created, because God is beyond the created thing. We are commanded not to make any image of God, whether birds of the air, fish of the sea, anything in the sky, the earth, or the deep… YET, every religion has its idols… Jesus, the six-foot tall, handsome, bearded, blue-eyed, hollywood man is perhaps the best marketed name on planet earth. But the scriptures if we take them at their literal word tell us this is A HUGE MISTAKE.

Romans 1:22-24
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

Exodus 20:2-4
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth

Yet, you don’t have to go far to see images of God as a man. Just google the word God on an image search and you will see a man named Jesus everywhere, or an old muscle-bound guy who looks like an angry Santa Claus. YET, the ONLY GOD there is, IS WITHIN US… not outside of.

Luke 17:20-22
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’[a] For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

We have been sold a lie. We have been told that in a single man from two thousand years ago our salvation is found. As opposed to understanding that “that man” is a symbol of all of us. For we and he (jesus) are the same. This is when our love is perfected, when we realize this.

1 John 4:17
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world.

It has never been about believing THAT HE IS OUR SAVIOR, or that what he did somehow wipes away all of our sin (foolish thoughts) as many say. There are countless Christians that have believed this who continue on in misery and continue to do horrible things. We don’t find salvation by simply believing that what is recounted in scripture is all literally true, we find salvation by FOLLOWING THE PATH, THE WAY, and FINDING THE LIGHT AND TRUTH that is within us all.

It is about understanding that His way is the only way, his path is our path, a path we must take. We must die to our ego and rise again. We too must Go to our Father, for God is greater than who we think we are. We too must say, Not my Will, But thine be done. We too must lay down our egotistical lives to have the true life within us all to rise again!

Many say Jesus the Man is God. Yet scriptures teach us… God is NOT A MAN, nor the SON OF MAN!

Numbers 23:19
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

Man is an image that God created. And Jesus is an image that man has created in man’s image and called God. That is a big mistake. Because it puts salvation in the hands of someone or something else, as opposed to putting salvation where it needs to be… and that is within us all. The power of life and death is within us all, it is in our thoughts and tongues. Salvation is in the hands of the spirit of Life, truth and love, salvation is God’s and God’s alone.

Now God created Man in His Image, which means, he made mankind the way he thinks he is. In other words, God had an idea of what God could be or is and decided to make man that way…. Now ironically we have done a similar thing. Consider our ego.

Our EGO is an idea or image of who we think we are. However our EGO it is not WHO we are. Our EGO is merely the image we created for ourselves. That alone is a great revelation that I will try to share a bit later, but sadly, I don’t believe many are ready to receive the full extent of it.

So let’s start by unwrapping how Jesus is actually us. What happened to him happened to us, how he came into this world, we came into this world, what he did we do or will do…

Jesus is said to have taken upon himself the “sins of the world”.

This is exactly what WE all have done as well. Didn’t we ALSO take upon ourselves the sins (cares) of the world when we were born. Didn’t we also trade in joy and peace and unity for the nonsense we began to believe was life on planet earth. Isn’t this why we now cry and seek salvation and redemption? Of course it is the same story. Jesus’ story is our story, and our story is His.

I put to you, as I have done many times before, that JESUS THE MAN, whether historically literally true or not, is A SYMBOL for all of us… about all of us. Just as Buddha, Krishna, and any other avatar that has been written about is.

We ALL have SINNED (Thought foolishly) and come short of the Glory of God. Which is the revelation of the mystery that IS God… We all sinned by believing our salvation laid in the hands of another and not the spirit of truth and love, which is God, that is the center of us all.

Did not God say that he is our Savior! That no one else is our salvation, but God alone?

Read this next passage in Isaiah very carefully. Because it is the Truth of who is within us all and who is the ONLY Savior there is.

Isaiah 45:14-15
They will make supplication to you, saying, ‘Surely GOD IS IN YOU,
And there is NO OTHER; There is NO OTHER GOD. (BUT THE GOD THAT IS IN YOU)”
15 Truly You ARE GOD, who hide Yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior!

The Only God and Savior there is, IS IN YOU. This God is a God who HIDES IN YOU!

That’s right, there is no one that has walked this earth who had it all figured out. So many have painted this picture of Jesus as someone who knew everything, as God knows everything… AND YET…

Mark 13:32
But of that day and that hour knoweth NO MAN, no, not the angels which are in heaven, NEITHER THE SON, but the Father.

It’s time we let go of this idea that a man named Jesus was so much greater than we are. That what he did we can not do, when in fact the majority of scripture teaches quite the opposite. We are in fact told very clearly in scripture that if we do not do as Jesus did, believe as he believed, live as he lived, and see as he saw, that we are none of his.

Mark 8:34
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

So let’s put this idea that Jesus was some sort of superman to rest. Let’s start with the fact that he was TEMPTED!!!!

AND LADIES AD GENTLEMEN, to be tempted means YOU ARE DRAWN AWAY BY YOUR OWN LUSTS!

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

That’s right even Jesus was “drawn away by his own lust”. Just as we are drawn away by our lusts.

And what are these lusts? You ask.

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 the long and short of it is, Jesus being tempted by the devil is just another story to help us understand our story.

Our temptations are his and his temptations are ours. Because, IF TRUTH BE TOLD, Jesus is just the name we have chosen to identify the SPIRIT OF GOD’S SON (child) that is WITHIN US ALL.

We have been duped to believe that Jesus alone is God’s son… yet Adam was declared to be God’s son, David was declared to be God’s Son, All of Israel was declared to be God’s son, and we should know by now we are all Israel. We are all God’s son (heir/child/offspring).

Just as ADAM is A SYMBOL of all of mankind in his first nature (ignorance), JESUS (the 2nd Adam/Man) is a SYMBOL of all of mankind rising to his perfected state.

So when we are persecuted, Jesus is persecuted, just as when Jesus was crucified we were crucified.

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

Let’s discuss this above scripture (Gal 2:20). Please re-read GAL 2:20 again if you skimmed over it and then let me explain how I understand it.

“Christ” is our TRUE NATURE, Christ is our “LIFE force” if you will.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who IS OUR LIFE, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

We (who we think we are=how we identify ourselves from others)are crucified with our TRUE NATURE (Christ).

Now that doesn’t mean our sense of being (or ego) no longer exists, we still live our life as the person we believe ourselves to be… HOWEVER we understand that although we seem to exist, in fact it is CHRIST (the power and wisdom of God) which is really living within that idea of who we think we are.

So once we come to the understanding that who we REALLY are is so much more than who we THOUGHT WE WERE we begin living with the faith that we are indeed GOD’S SON (child).

And if God’s child, then we TOO are GOD’S SON… AND IF THAT BE TRUE….

We are the SON who loved “the idea of who we thought we were” so much, that who “we really are and were (God’s son)” gave himself for us.

Okay, I don’t know if I can even really put in words what I am trying to state here.

Let me try it this way. When you were born who you were isn’t who you began to believe yourself to be. You were given a name which you began to identify as you, you had experiences growing up which molded you into becoming the person you began to think you were. But what really happened within, is who you REALLY were and ARE, began to love the idea of who you began to think yourself to be so much that YOU allowed your true nature to be put to death for the one you began to think yourself to be… BUT ARE NOT… Deep right?

In other words, “Christ (your true nature) DIED so that YOU (who you think you are) could LIVE” – get it?

Let’s put it another way.

Elohim (plural/many-as we are many) said, “let US make man in OUR image”, and “THEY” made mankind in the IMAGE of who THEY thought they were. Remember an IMAGE is only a representation of its creator. It may look like the creator, sound like the creator, feel like the creator, but the image is not the creator, IT CAN NEVER BE.

In other words, Your EGO (who you think you are) may look like, feel like and sound like YOU… but it can’t be, because your ego isn’t you. It is merely a representation of who you REALLY ARE in this world. YOUR EGO is nothing compared to who you are. You are so much greater than the image of who you are.

Okay, I know what I am sharing may seem far-fetched. But think about this… Isn’t our ego an image of who we believe ourselves to be? And can’t we, LIKE GOD, repent of the person we then became by destroying that image/person and starting again?

Genesis 6:5-7
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Don’t we all at one point or another in our lives say, “I don’t like the person I have become”, “I don’t like the way I think”, “the way I live”, “I don’t want to be the person I am anymore”, “I want to recreate myself?”

And then don’t we then set out to change who we were to become a new and better person? Don’t we set out to destroy the person we made on the earth with every negative thought and bad habit that went along with it?

Of course we do.

So when I stated earlier that Jesus is simply a representation of who we REALLY are, I wasn’t expressing myself metaphorically, I was being literal about the metaphor of Jesus… who is really US.

Now I have written about this for years, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I say the Temptation of Jesus by the devil in the wilderness is really our temptation to begin with.

We need to first understand that the WILDERNESS that we are tempted in is OUR WAKING LIFE. It is the life we are living right now WITHOUT the full understanding of who we are and what we are capable of.

The wilderness is our waking life which feels more like a journey that goes on and on until we find the promise land.

Think about that for a moment. Isn’t everyone here waiting to die to go to heaven? As if on some journey where the end result is the promiseland?

The irony is WE ARE THE PROMISE LAND. The light and life of God is WITHIN, IT IS ALREADY WHO WE TRULY ARE. And while we are searching high and low for peace outside of us, PEACE has always been within and never far. While we are trying to FIND OURSELVES we have ALWAYS BEEN OURSELVES but refused to believe that.

This world has become OUR WILDERNESS in which we are tempted, because of our EGO (who we think we are).

This world should feel like paradise because we are paradise. I believe it WILL feel this way once AGAIN. the instant we embrace who we really are and let go of WHO WE THINK WE ARE. Our EGO has turned this paradise into a wilderness where we are suffering, struggling to make ends meet, and worse. This is written right there in the book of Isaiah.

Isaiah 14:16-18
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 THAT MADE THE WORLD AS A WILDERNESS.

AND SO, NOW to correct all of this, we have become the VOICE CRYING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS…

Isaiah 40:3
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

The reason we are shouting, “prepare the way of the Lord and to make straight a path for our God” is because we want to live right, we want to know the truth, WE WANT TO BE FREE! So we are actively preparing and taking steps for this great day. The day when the truth of who we are is finally revealed.

So when I state that Jesus’ temptation is our temptation, and our temptation is Jesus’ temptation, I am being quite literal. For Jesus is the name we have given to the salvation of self-realization. Jesus is just the name we used to eventually lead us to the savior that is within us all… SO THAT WHEN WE BELIEVE ON HIM (WHO WE REALLY ARE) WE WILL BE SAVED!

Our journey has never been about putting our faith in another, especially putting our faith in someone from thousands of years ago who supposedly did all the work for us. Our journey is to find that…

1 John 4:17
… as HE is, so are WE in this world.

Your salvation from your fear, worry, doubt, and suffering is not found in believing that some man from thousands of years ago died for you. It is realizing the truth of who you are died so who you think you are can live. And that is why you MUST follow the example laid out before you and LAY down the person you think you are to allow the truth of who you really are to live.

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

To DENY something is to state “It doesn’t exist”. It doesn’t say “deprive” yourself, it states you need to “DENY YOURSELF, TAKE UP THE CROSS AND FOLLOW THE PATH”. To DENY who you think you are, take up your cross from death to life and follow the example laid out before you.

When Jesus was asked, what is the way to the father… He said very clearly. I AM THE WAY.

Now that does not mean you have to believe on him and that it’s all good because he did it already. It means HE IS THE WAY, what “HE” did “YOU” must do, what “HE” found out “YOU” must find out… And you have to BELIEVE this if you will ever have a chance of finding salvation in this world.

And what was one of the first things Jesus found out first before his true ministry began?

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

We too, must understand that WE ARE GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON IN WHOM GOD IS WELL PLEASED! And immediately after we do this, just as the story of Jesus details, we too will be tempted in the wilderness of our lives.

But it is essential that you understand the symbolism of this temptation and not feel compelled to simply accept the Hollywood version as historical fact. There was no literal snake whispering in Jesus’ ear. This is allegory people and my essays have always been about trying to uncover what that means.

There is so much more for us all to learn from these stories when we don’t rely on private interpretation, or should I say “literal interpretation”. We need to rely on spiritual inspiration.

I tell you the truth when I say the spiritual meaning of these stories is life-giving and wonderful. While trying to make these allegories literally true becomes a stumbling block for all.

In addition once you understand this, you will also see that like scripture, our lives are an allegory as well. Whatever we face has a much deeper spiritual meaning for us to learn. This is why the scriptures teach us that God is known by the physical things around us.

But let me get back to the original point of this essay. The Temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.

Because I have an interesting thing to put before you. In the story of the Temptation Jesus is whisked away by the Devil and basically promised that Jesus could have it all, if he would simply bow down and worship him.

Isn’t it ironic that the Christian Church also teaches that if you worship Jesus, your problems will go away and you can be blessed beyond measure?

Matthew 4:8
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

Now I am not saying Jesus is the devil here, I want to be clear. I am saying Man’s EGO is the Devil, and Man’s EGO is tricking you into worshipping someone else to have it all. Now I know there are many that even read this blog that “worship” Jesus… But when tempted in the wilderness, pay attention to the words Jesus used.

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[d] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’

Jesus did not say, it is written YOU SHALL WORSHIP ME (JESUS) AND JESUS ALONE SHALL YOU SERVE… NO! Jesus said very clearly that YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD, YOUR GOD (the devils/egos God), and GOD ALONE SHALL YOU SERVE.

This means people, and PAY ATTENTION… YOUR EGO MUST SERVE GOD! Your TRUE NATURE is in control of YOUR EGO!

WHO YOU ARE TRUMPS WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE!

You are not a helpless victim. You do not need anyone or anything to help you find the peace and freedom you crave. All you need to do is BELIEVE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

The temptation is to turn stones (religious laws) into Bread (life-giving food). The Temptation is to bow down and serve your ego and you can have it all, but your EGO/Devil is your prison in which you have the power to not only escape but put under your true control. The temptation is to believe you are helpless and that only if you bow down and serve another that you will find freedom and peace. The temptation is you can live the way you want without consequences. The temptation is to accept yourself as you are and call yourself perfect when you know deep down living out of your ego is far from perfection. The temptation is to believe everything the media feeds you, to believe if you only have this or that you will finally be happy. The temptation is designed to keep you focused on everything that is outside of you, when everything there is has always been within.

YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR EGO. You are more than you could ever believe. When Jesus said, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” – He was stating a fact that is true for us all.

For God is everything, and Everything is God. You and every single person share something unique and wonderful in common. YOU ARE ALL THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING, AS AM I. The day begins and ends with each of us. We ARE the center of everything, we are IN THE FATHER AND THE FATHER IS IN US…

A good way to describe that is to look at the world outside of you. You are in this world, but also the world is IN YOU… Because the only way the world and everything in it is known, is by how it is processed within. Everything you see, is actually formed within, everything you hear, EVERYTHING OUTSIDE OF YOU is scientifically proven to be INSIDE OF YOU. And with out YOU nothing would ever exist.

I don’t know how many people are truly ready to see past the temptation of putting your faith outside of yourself. But I do know once you put your faith within and accept that you are so much more than who you think you, then you will know salvation and God in all God’s glory.

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

FIND THE TRUTH PEOPLE!

Thank you again for spending some time on my ladder! 🙂
Jacob

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http://www.JacobIsrael.org

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WHAT IS THE MYSTERY



WHAT IS THE MYSTERY

The mysteries of life are as infinite as the questions we have about them. Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” However true this statement may be the mysterious can also be the source of great pain.

This is following entry is the first draft of Chapter one of the new book I have been working on, “Mystery No More”. I just wanted to share it with you all and get your comments and thoughts. I have been very up in the air about a lot of things lately and I am waiting on direction. In the mean time please enjoy Chapter one, of course this is not a finished chapter but it will give you an idea of what I have been working on. I sure hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already, it’s free and it will keep you posted on all the new stuff I write and post here. Jacob

One cannot deny that without mystery there would be nothing to discover, there would be no questions to have answered, there would be no search for meaning and without meaning no one’s life would seem worth living. The unknown can open the door to great adventure, exploration, wonderful discovery, advances in medicine, technology, and more. However, the mysterious can also open the door to superstition, fear and all manner of evil.

The darkness is only feared because one does not know what is hidden beneath it. The instant light swallows the darkness in victory what was once hidden, and feared, is now seen clearly and those fearful thoughts are erased. Spiritually the darkness that gives way to mankind’s fear is their ignorance.

Ignorance is never bliss as some have said. Mankind has long been a slave to it. The powers that be work hard to make sure things don’t change. They want the masses ignorant, scared and easily controlled. Great men and women have been persecuted, mocked, attacked, and killed for challenging the status quo and revealing the mysterious to others. Knowledge is power and those in control would most surely lose their power if the masses began to wake from their ignorant slumber.

Consider religion, for thousands of years it has tricked countless souls into believing they need to follow their religious leaders without question. It is hard to believe that a short while ago, men and women were put to death for simply owning a bible that was translated into English. The reason was simple; keep the world in the dark and their fear will keep them dependent on those who claim to have the answers. Keep people scared of invisible monsters called demons, an infinite place of suffering called hell, keep them fixed on the future and the past instead of the present, keep them waiting for salvation, keep them believing they have no power, and obedient to every religious law they are force fed. Keep them financially strained by taking their money with empty promises and threaten a punishment worse than death for those that dare to seek the truth for themselves or claim there is more.

Great men and women have been persecuted, mocked, attacked, and killed for challenging the status quo and revealing the mysterious to others. Once the truth is known, people will see that they don’t need to do this or that or go here or there to be saved from the pain of this world. Once the mystery is understood people will no longer allow themselves to be slaves of a religious system whose strength is found in their fear. Once the mystery is no more people will be free and will live their lives the way they were meant to live them.

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


Free from your fear, free from your sorrow, free from your shame, free from your regret, free from your doubt and most importantly free to know who you truly are and what you are truly capable of.

Sadly, this freedom which I so easily write about can only be found when the lies of religion have been let go. One cannot be free to be who they truly are if they have been conditioned since birth to believe they are someone they are not. One cannot be free from oppression or persecution if one has been conditioned since birth to believe they have to be dependent on others for answers and direction.

If a person has been conditioned since birth to believe that those dressed in religious garb are the only way to God then those in religious garb can demand anything from the ignorant and treat them however they wish. If a person is ignorant and has been conditioned to believe that the power and wisdom of God is only for a select few then they would never seek it for themselves, much less have the ability to tap into it. In addition, if a person was never to seek the truth for themselves they would remain in ignorant chains without hope. They would remain slaves to a system of control that only profits by keeping the truth far away. They would remain ignorant sheep never knowing they were born to be shepherds.

This is how it has been since the beginning and this is how it has been for far too long.

If the world caught on that they didn’t need a priest, pastor, rabbi, imam, or guru to find their way to eternal life and peace then the control of religion would fade away. If those in the world found out that the scriptures have been twisted, changed, taken out of context, misunderstood and mistranslated in an attempt to keep the masses in bondage, then the control of religion would fade away.

If those in the world found the truth of who they are they would be able to tap into the very source of everything, the world would forever change and the lies of religion and the pain of fear would be a distant memory.

The mysterious is a wonderful, powerful and liberating thing for those that seek and uncover the truth. However, in the oppressor’s hand the mysterious is the very gate of hell itself for those that follow without question.

We all say we want the answers, we all say we want the meaning of life. We all say we want an end to our suffering and a reason to live another day. We all say we want peace and purpose. We say we want to be content and at harmony with others. However, what we say we want and what we believe we can achieve are two very different things.

We have been tricked into believing that we will somehow be damned if we actually dare to embrace the divine. Religion has convinced us to put our faith outside of us, when all along our focus and faith should be firmly placed within.

The mysterious became a weapon used against us, because religion convinced us we weren’t allowed to question or seek for ourselves, and because of this we never found the very thing we wanted the most.

There is a voice inside of us telling us there is so much more. There is a believe deep within us that understands all will be well. There is a picture we have of what life can be, free from suffering, free from shame and fear, and we want desperately to find it. Yet, we find within us the inability to do so.

The apostle Paul wrote about this in the book of Romans. He, like many of us, had a picture of what life should be. He believed there was a golden path that each of us could walk with faith. He believed there was a way to rise above heartache, doubt, worry and fear. He believed we could be perfected in the here and now, not the hereafter. However after years of trying to find that perfect state, that peaceful existence, he wasn’t yet able to possess it. He fought the good fight of faith and continued to press on to the mark of that high calling, but the promise of perfection and peace eluded him. This is something we can all relate to. Nevertheless, it is also something that we can, and will overcome. In this world we may find heartache, we may suffer and yes we may have fear and doubt, but we will overcome it all the instant we lay hold of the truth hidden within the mystery.

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:13


If we have the promise of eternal life and joy unspeakable than there must be a way to find it. God is not a liar, nor is he the author of confusion, so we must be able to enter into abundant life and find that promise land of God’s rest.

To do this, we must first dare to go beyond what we have been told is true and uncover the truth for ourselves. We must go beyond the veil of religion and worldly literal understanding to uncover the mystery of God until this mystery is no more.
The key that is needed to do this is found in a simple verse of scripture that many of you know well.

“And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables” Mark 4: 11

The kingdom of God is not a place far, far, away, and you will soon understand it is not a literal kingdom at all. It is a mystery within us and mysteries are meant to be revealed. We must look beyond literal interpretation and embrace the spirit of the story itself. To understand the mystery of God and our very existence one must begin to see everything in scripture and in our waking life as a symbolic representation of our spiritual reality. The truth has been hidden. Our purpose is to find the truth for ourselves and then reveal this wonderful treasure to the world.

“To make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God”
Ephesians 3:9


The book of proverbs tells us, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of Kings is to search out a matter.” We must go beyond commonly held beliefs and traditions and enter into the holiest of holies. By finding the spirit of the story, whether in scripture or in our waking life, you will find the very essence of truth and love. We must see things through the eyes of God and this book will show you how.

You will soon see that the bible is not just a retelling of historical events or a collection of books written about specific individuals. The bible is in fact your story, it is your book. Every character is you, every situation is yours, and when you understand this you will begin to unravel the magnificent reality of you truly are.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

Jesus once said that if you continue in his word, which is truth, than that truth will set you free. This freedom is more wonderful than one can imagine. It is freedom from your fear, from shame, regret and doubt. It is freedom from insecurity, self-loathing and most importantly it is freedom from the ignorance that has trapped us all.

We have all been lied to, programmed since birth to believe we are someone we are not. We were told what to believe, how to act, who to vote for, what to wear, what to eat, what to say, what to think, who to friend, who to war against, who to embrace, who to shun, who to love, who to hate, when to cry, when to laugh, every aspect of our lives has been controlled. We have been slaves to our ignorance and this yolk has been heavy.

It is time to find the truth, to let the lies go, to embrace who you truly are and who God is. It is time to unlock the unlimited potential that waits within each and every one of us. It is time to see the scriptures in their true light. It is time to begin your journey out of the bondage and fear of religion and enter the heavenly gates of wisdom, which is the tree of life.

“Wisdom is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.” Proverbs 3:18

As written in the second book of Timothy, understanding the scriptures makes you wise unto salvation through faith. However few know what salvation truly is, fewer still understand what one needs to be saved from and it most surely is not some a place of endless suffering as many have been taught.

We need to be saved from our ignorance. We need to be saved from the mystery that has us trapped in a world of darkness so we boldly enter into the light of possibility, faith and love.

There are many mysteries in scripture that will be revealed to us all when we seek, but the greatest of all mysteries is the mystery of who you are.

“Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.”
Gospel of Thomas


It is time to rule and reign, to live the life you have always dreamed. It is time to learn who you truly are and what your life is for, to understand the mysteries of scripture until the mystery is no more. And those who dare to seek are the ones who find. So seek already!

CHURCH OF FACEBOOK


CHURCH OF FACEBOOK

Below is a thread that began on my page a couple of nights ago. One of my friends asked me to post it on her page, I thought I would share the whole thread here as I know there is a lot of great stuff in here. My friend Dean, told me he once came across a woman’s post (he didn’t remember her name)… but she said on facebook: “why pay for the hotdog of religion when people are giving away juicy steak for free.” — I really love that, and have learned so much over the last two years from all my wonderful friends on here. — So please enjoy this, and please add to the conversation here in the comment section. Enjoy Jacob ( I did not edit this, so excuse any mistakes. 🙂

Jacob Israel: ‎”It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing” = God’s glory is to hide something. Christ (the truth) comes (literally means “reaveled”) in the hidden thing. We have this TREASURE HIDDEN in our EARTHEN vessel. What did God conceal? “Isaiah 45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour”…. No longer I (ego) that lives. Because you give away all you have (all you think you are) to obtain the TREASURE that is HIDDEN in YOU

Glenda Jolly: got it..love it…saving it….much love and healing..keep us posted

Anastacia Hatcher: will be praying 4 ya. thanks 4 the fire balls.

Jacob Israel: Christ comes in The Glory of God = The Hidden thing which is God is revealed by the Power and Wisdom of God… which is WITHIN us. Because our LIFE (God is Life and Love ) is HID in CHRIST (The wisdom of God) – Christ (the wisdom of God) is the Hope of Glory (The hidden thing (God)
meaning – The Wisdom of God in you is the hope of understanding that God is HIDDEN IN YOU! “Ps 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations” — look who else inherits the nations…. Revelation 21:7 “He” that overcometh shall inherit all things

Gayla Masterson: Word/ God/ Jesus/ Us= One. As One you are healed you just need to catch up to it for it is done. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Jacob Israel: When GOD wakes…. OVERCOMES your EGO, God will be ALL IN ALL. Everyone and all things is GOD’S INHERITANCE

Joe Danna: Oh, what must be waiting to be known.

Glenda Jolly: Jacob it is a gradual awakening yes?

Jacob Israel: Glenda, when we wake up from natural sleep, most times we fight it, othertimes it is gradual, for some sick of a NIGHTMARE it is QUICK! 🙂

Jacob Israel: Now here is the riddle? – If God inherits all things, and if we overcome inherits all things… who are we? And what else must be overcome beside the Veil of who we think we are, which God is HIDDEN within. … Hhhhmmmnnnn 🙂 … And who REALLY does the OVERCOMING? …. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil (THE VEIL/EVIL), but overcome evil (THE VEIL) with good — GOD IS GOOD.

Glenda Jolly: He/God/us – Word/God/Jesus/Us=One. God rises up and overcomes.

Glenda Jolly: God does the overcoming..I can of myself do nothing…right?

Jacob Israel: Jesus said “I” (Ego of Jesus) can do nothing of My “self/ego of Jesus”

Joe Danna: How can we do something that’s already unchangeable/Omnipresent? It was never done in our time/space concepts. It just is. So we need to stop “doing” and just BE (still and know I’m God).

Joe Danna: Is=Mother Ra=Father El=God

Christine Ikenberry Molina: AMEN!! AMEN!! AMEN!! I think some will “leave out” the part where Christ must wake / rise / be formed in you in order for the spirit of God to “Dwell in you”, in order for you to have “eternal life”. They forget that “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground AND DIE, it abideth alone: but IF IT DIE, IT BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT.” There is a “resurrection” that must take place. And when HE IS RISEN, we are RISEN WITH HIM! Then we come to know THE POWER of HIS RESURRECTION… by having “part in” THE FIRST RESURRECTION. PTL!! Good luck with your surgery tomorrow, Jacob, and GET WELL SOON!! So you’ll be able to take of that little one that will be arriving soon. It is getting close, isn’t it?

Jacob Israel: The trap is thinking who you think you are (your ego) is God. Who you think you are you must Deny – meaning you don’t really exist as your Ego, Your “Ego” Is not really you. So trust that all things are happening exactly as planned. All things work together indeed. You (your ego) will never be like God…God is hidden in Your Ego, and for many their Ego right now is their god. (god of this world = our lusts, all that is in the world (lust of the eyes, flesh, pride of life))…. Your Egos god is a your Ego (A projection of your Ego)… Your Ego made a god in It’s image (wrathful, angry, hypocritical, not in control, impotent, doesn’t finish anything in victory, jealous, etc.) But the ONE TRUE GOD, which is OUR LIFE, is merely hiding behing the VEIL/EVIL (ignorance) which is man’s ego… “The Veil that is to say, the flesh (carnal thinking/ego” – and the good news, is “that which was, and is not, and yet is” doesn’t really exist, and a lie (who you think you are) only lasts until the BRIGHTNESS (enlightenment) of Christ’s coming (The power and wisdom of God is uncovered, revealed, risen)—- SOOOOOO, ‎”Let go of YOUR ego” for you wafflers out there.

Joe Danna: The ego is just a shell of encapsulated thinking within the One. There would be no sense of limited ego identification, or anything, without the One. The One is in ALL and all is in the One (In you I live and move and have my being). There is NO two sides. There are degrees of wakefulness all within the One. We never really left. Only our sense of identity can be misplaced…and I certainly am not fully SELF-Realized like Jesus and the Avatars. I can’t think who I think I am is God because God is Omnipotent and “I” can’t even control my digestion.

Marie Baker Can you please put this link on my page? I can copy your post but, not all the comments… SPEAK BROTHER~ PS. Pray all is well with you and fam~

Wanda Lee Farlow: There is some might good word here,wow wow ,wow, and truth wow

Ann Trapp Hall: Fabulous!All of you are awesome! I have tasted and have experienced incoruptiblity.. It is amazing and it is all God no us. Prayers for you Jacob.There is still time for that miraculous healing . Come on God..

Dawn Davis Hairston: God Hid Himself in us…..The us who we think we are (ego/carnal man) doesn’t even exist,,,its an idol….and when we (god) rips/ removes that …The true Christ in us is revealed!….good stuff Jacob….great comments too

Suzette Swart :‎….yes, who we think we are does not exist, it is a lie…’The Carnal Mind is no longer within the New Creation, it was crucified with Christ- Golgotha, the place of the Skull, WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST. Then why do we have carnal thoughts and reasonings, because those thoughts of the first Adam are spirit that are outside of us now, that come against us… People think they are not changed because these thoughts come, but the body and soul still maintain contact with the “WORLD” ,, from which these thoughts come to rule the body and soul as they had in Adam just before the fall and all mankind before the unveiling that Christ was slain before the foundation of the world. Those thoughts are just rememberance of the former way of life, but if not taken captive, we will believe they are still our present state, but they are not, they are a lie. (Joseph Black says it very well) JACOB, ALL THE BEST FOR TODAY! Bless you Jacob Israel!!! Awesome thread!

Daniel Fraser: I agree Jacob, The Christ & our Father is hid from the world in all of us, & it is our place to reveal Them to the world. Jesus said in John 14:23 that Him & His (or our) Father will live in us.


Joe Danna
: ‎…and there will be many who are surprised on that day.

Ann Trapp Hall: Right on Suzette.. Daniel that is so true we are the book of Revealation.

—- I hope we all continue to share and learn from each other. Just want to say thank you all for being in my life. Even those who never comment at all. Much love, Jacob Israel

THE PRINCIPAL THING

THE PRINCIPAL THING

Over the years many Christians have been taught that the most important thing for them to do is to go around and get people to come to their particular churches, and then get them to confess Jesus as Lord. It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, Jehovah Witness, Mormon, Non-denominational, shoot the list goes on and on, there are so many division in this faith we call Christianity, but the point is, every single denomination teaches the same thing, “get those people to our faith, and get them to confess Jesus.” Now of course, each have different ways of doing this, different means of getting people into “heaven” as they say. For the Catholics its infant baptism then confirmation, for the Church of Christ baptism as an adult is the key, for the Pentecostal’s it’s all about confessing and then getting “spirit filled”, as if somehow the spirit of God is outside of us just waiting for us to say, “Come on in.” For many Evangelicals it’s the same, it’s the sinner’s prayer. You simply ask Jesus to come into your heart. Which of course places the spirit of God’s son somewhere far away, and renders God’s spirit powerless unless you first ask for it and want it. Let me let you all in on a little secret, God doesn’t need an invitation, and the Son of God is closer to all of you then you have ever thought. In fact, this essay is about getting that understanding for yourself. Because it is Wisdom and Understanding that brings you into the Kingdom of God, which by the way is NOT some Kingdom in the sky like the palaces and kingdoms man has made. The Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU, and scripture tells us clearly what it is.

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

The word “Kingdom” in fact doesn’t mean a literal kingdom, but denotes a RULE OF AUTHORITY. The literal translation is “Reign or Rule”. Here is the Greek word for it, “basileiða” and it’s definition, royal power, kingship, dominion, rule not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom

I know that alone is a wake up call for some of you, but look it up. The Kingdom of God, simply means the RULE OF GOD, and that is WITHIN YOU ALREADY. But back to our essay.

So, for many the key is getting people to come to their places of “worship” and getting them to go up for an altar call, or to “accept Christ in their heart”. Then some churches, ironically will put these people through a training program and test them to see if they are “ready” to truly be baptised in their churches tap water. But the question I have, and you should have, is this what God meant when we read about preaching the Gospel. Is the good news to simply accept a man from two thousand years ago into your heart, get dunked, go to Church, tithe, and scour the earth to find others to join that church?

Matthew 23:15
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

Back in the day, it wasn’t much different. It was all about getting people to join the club. The problem Jesus saw with this is that these religious leaders were actually doing more harm than good.

Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Is Solomon right, could the same thing be happening today? Are religious leaders really bringing people into the Kingdom of God, which is the Rule of God, which is the Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Power of God’s spirit? Well, for many that I know in the “religious system” the answer is no. Of course that doesn’t mean that everyone that goes to man-made “church” is in error, but let’s just say many, many people are missing the PRINCIPAL THING, many are missing the TRUTH, many are missing SALVATION. In fact, many people believe they are saved from some future event, they think that since they literally said “Jesus is Lord” that their afterlife is secure. How wrong they are. Salvation has nothing to do with avoiding a place of infinite torture (since such a place doesn’t exist read my article “to hell with hell” or “lake of fire revealed” for more info on that topic). No Salvation is for the HERE AND NOW!

Luke 19:9
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham

2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Yes, SALVATION is for the here and now. And if truth be told Salvation and Resurrection go hand in hand. In fact they are two sides of the same coin. Because to be Saved is to be Born from Above, and to be Born from Above (which means, a higher understanding of the things of God), is to be Resurrected. And like salvation it is in the HERE AND NOW!

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

So if we are not saved from some scary place after we literally die, what are we saved from?

Revelation 12:10
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

We are saved from our CARNAL OLD MAN, the FALSE IMAGE, the FATHER OF ALL LIES, we are saved from OURSELVES. The reason is, we have become ignorant of the TRUTH of who we are in Christ. We have forgotten who we are and believed ourselves to be something we are not. Ephesians puts it beautifully, both how we became LOST and what is done so we are SAVED.

Ephesians 4
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Notice what the problem is, and was? Our understanding, like the Gentiles of past, was DARKENED. In other words we no longer understood the Light of the Truth, and because out understanding was Darkened, because we became ignorant we became ALIENATED from the LIFE OF GOD through our ignorance. And we began to believe God was somehow far from us, angry at us, we believed ourselves to be unworthy and because of this insecurity and fear we began to act ignorantly.

And unfortunately, religion perpetuates this darkness. As the scripture states, making the congregation TWICE THE CHILD OF HELL (ignorance) that their leaders are. Most churches only reinforce the belief that you need to work for God’s approval, when the OPPOSITE is true. We need to stop believing we are in control and simply put off the WORKS of the OLD IGNORANT MAN and come to the knowledge of the TRUTH OF WHO WE REALLY ARE!

Ephesians 4
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

We MUST come to the measure of the STATURE of the FULNESS of CHRIST. We must become the PERFECT MAN. And you can’t do this if you only believe there is one from two thousand years ago. We can’t do this if we continue to believe Jesus is somehow special and we are not AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD. And we only come to understand this when we put off the former conversation of the OLD MAN, when we stop accusing ourselves and condemn ourselves and others, when we finally LOVE GOD, AND LOVE OTHERS, and our love is perfected. When this happens we understand, there is no difference between Jesus and Ourselves, in fact we are all ONE.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world.

If you have brothers or sisters, you don’t esteem one greater than another. The First Born isn’t somehow better than the middle child or the youngest. They are all the same.

Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (siblings).

Now, I know this is new for a lot of you. Jesus was condemned for saying he was God’s son. Years later, Christians said, okay, “It’s okay for Jesus to be God’s son, but he’s special and we are definitely not (as he is).” – You see today a greater mystery is unfolding. Many are coming to the knowledge of the truth and the stature of the perfect man. Many are beginning to see that Jesus is the pattern son, meaning we are the same, his story is our story, what he did we must do. And no I don’t mean literally be crucified, but spiritually we are to crucify this Flesh (carnal thinking).

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Look at that verse carefully. Jesus took up the Cross, so must we, sure that is easy to see. But what you are missing is the most important part… YOU NEED TO DENY YOURSELF (old belief/ego/carnal nature).

Now this doesn’t mean DEPRIVE yourself which many have taught. It doesn’t mean that at all. In fact the definition of the word a DENY according to any dictionary is to “REFUSE to acknowledge something or someone EXISTS” – (de·ny/diˈnī/Verb 1. Refuse to admit the truth or existence of (something).

Now that opens the floodgates of revelation for those who have eyes to see. If any many will come after me, he must first deny that HE AS HE THINKS HE OR SHE IS does NOT EXIST! And then after the great revelation that who you think you are is nothing, and doesn’t really exist, you TAKE UP THE CROSS and you put that old nature to death and FOLLOW THE SAME PATH AS JESUS. – This my friends is how salvation is found, it is in PUTTING OFF your former beliefs and the belief in who you once thought you were and understanding that YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD! And if a child a JOINT HEIR IN ALL THINGS!

Ephesians 4
22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

We have to stop thinking of ourselves as less than, and start seeing ourselves through the eyes of grace. We need to stop condemning ourselves and listening to people who say “you aren’t worthy, you’re worthy of hellfire you darn sinner.” We need to stop listening to people who say, “Do this, join us, and you’ll be saved.” Because the truth is not found there and it never will be found there.

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven

You can say Jesus is your Savior until you’re blue in the face. You will never KNOW SALVATION in you don’t know who you are in CHRIST, and the only way to do that is to DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER. And notice how Jesus DOESN’T say, whoever does the WILL OF THE FATHER is my servant or slave.

Mark 3:35
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother

Once again we see, Jesus saying, WE ARE AS HE IS, brothers and sisters. The question is, what is GOD’S WILL?

John 7
16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but His (FATHER’S) that sent me. 17If any man will do GOD’S will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

To do God’s Will is to know the DOCTRINE OF GOD, to know the TRUTH of GOD! This, this is the principal thing. This may come as a shock to you, but the PRINCIPAL THING, means MOST IMPORTANT THING. And according to the scriptures, the PRINCIPAL THING IS WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.

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

This is what we MUST get. WISDOM! It is a TREE OF LIFE! We MUST understand who we are and DENY who we thought we were to know Salvation. I know many will say, “Oh this is gnosticism!” and to be honest it doesn’t matter what you think, what matter is what you know and can confess!

When Jesus was saying “I am the way, the truth, and the life”, he was saying YOU MUST BE AS ME. He wasn’t saying worship me Jesus, he was saying BELIEVE IN ME AND WHAT I AM TELLING YOU! Many looked to Jesus (the man) as being the most important thing there is. The Rich man said…

Matthew 19
16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God

Jesus always pointed to God, always pointed away from himself. He taught us how to pray “Our FATHER” not as some churches have you praying “our jesus”. We must come to the understanding the ONLY HOPE for our salvation is WITHIN US ALREADY! This is the mystery that has been hidden. Not Christ outside of you, but Christ within you.

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

Yes my friends it is all about wisdom and understanding. Some will say NO! It is about Christ, to which I will point out what Christ is….

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God

To which I will point out what Christ BECOMES for us.

1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

OF HIM YOU ARE – in Christ Jesus! Jesus means (God is Salvation) – And in understanding you are God’s child and in no need of having to WORK YOUR WAY TO HIM. God delivers you IN HIM, through wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

The very SPIRIT of God is WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING! When God’s spirit is revealed in you, it is UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE IN GOD THROUGH CHRIST that delivers you.

Exodus 31:3
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

So many people are waiting for their savior to come. They wait and they wait. But the longer you believe in salvation outside of you to come, the longer you will be deceived. Many are questioning to this day, WHEN WILL JESUS COME, and they did the same thousands of years ago.

Luke 17
20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

In other words, STOP WAITING AND LOOKING IN THE SKY and start looking within, because salvation is here and now. And it is only found in understanding and having the faith that WITHIN YOU is every answer you will ever need.

Jesus never said, I MADE YOU WHOLE… He always said “YOUR FAITH” made you whole.

Luke 8:48
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace

It’s time for everyone to stop listening to mankind and religion. It is time for people to turn to God and ask God to teach them the truth, to lead them into the truth. You don’t need to check with your Pastors or Religious teachers to find out if what God is revealing to you is truth, you simply need to continue to ask God and seek God and have faith. Because it is your FAITH that makes you whole. And that FAITH comes from the CHRIST IN YOU! The POWER AND WISDOM of God WITHIN YOU!

This is what every single apostle, disciple, prophet, etc, desires for you to know.

Colossians 1:9
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding

Like them, I too want you to know the TRUTH, I desire to know the TRUTH. But the only way to know the TRUTH is to have WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING.

Psalm 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

And why does God desire us to have WISDOM and TRUTH? Why is WISDOM the principal thing? Because without it, you can never be free.

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

The TRUTH is, YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD and you died (became ignorant) as Adam did when he began to think he had to do something to be like God, when Adam was like God all along!

So pray for wisdom already! And don’t go to man for it, go to God!

James 1
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Jacob
http://www.JacobIsrael.org

“The Meaning of Life?”

THE MEANING OF LIFE

There is so much suffering and pain in the world. There is so much pain and suffering in our own lives. We hurt each, we think the worst of each other, and we wonder why the world is in the state that it is in. We have forgotten the truth of who we all are, we have become attached to our imperfect ego and this enemy is trying to keep us from the very peace, power, and hope we are all meant to have. The good news is, we all will eventually have this. unfortunately, the chisel of our suffering must chip away every lie we have believed until only the truth of who we are remains. Enjoy this video.

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YOU ARE GODS!



YOU ARE GODS!

I am going to start by saying this essay will only make sense to a select few. But for those who can grasp the words I am about to write, I will say, you are a chosen lot, and either stark raving mad, or incredibly blessed, but either way, you will find it is of your own doing, and choosing.

You see a lot of people are living their lives in such a limited way. They believe that they have no control over things. Some believe they can never get away from people who want to hurt them, never meet the right guy or girl, never catch a break, never find health, nothing (They believe) works out for them. And so they are always hurting and always in despair. And so, because of their belief, they are the complete perfect image of what they believe themselves to be. Isn’t it true? Those that are always sick, and believe they are always sick, are always sick. Those that are always the victim, say they are always the victim, are always the victim. Those that never get ahead are the very same people who believe they can never get ahead. IS THIS A COINCIDENCE? IS IT JUST THE TRUTH? OR… Are they creating the life they are living? Is their belief perpetuating their sorrow?

Mark 11:23
…WHOSOEVER… shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says.


If you look closer, everything thing you say about your life is true. The people who have such confidence that they can accomplish everything and have no doubt, accomplish what they believe they can accomplish. Those people who believe life will never get better, find that their lives never get better. I know there are people reading this essay right now, that are probably in a bad way. They have terrible trials, and believe they will never get ahead, and they won’t. So long as they believe this, and say this to others.

Romans 10:10
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.


It is lack of faith that destroys us. Our thoughts are like seeds. Whatever seed (thought) we nourish grows. So if we believe we will fail, why would we ever win? If we believe we will never get ahead. How can we ever get ahead. Stop for a moment… Have you ever once considered that WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE WORLD IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE CREATED FOR YOURSELF AND THE WORLD?

Colossians 1
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For 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:


Many read this passage, and think that this means ONE MAN, Jesus Christ. But they cannot see that…

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.


If the IMAGE of the INVISIBLE GOD makes all things, and all things have been given and put beneath the IMAGE OF GOD. And as it is written, by the IMAGE OF GOD all things were created in Heaven and Earth, visible and invisible, ALL THINGS were created BY THE IMAGE … FOR THE IMAGE. Did you ever stop and think who the IMAGE OF GOD really is?

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.


Whether you can hear this or not, WE (HUMANITY) are the IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD. We are the MANY MEMEMBERED BODY OF GOD’S SON (Child). MALE AND FEMALE God made HIS SON (Children). I know this is hard for many to grasp, because you have been taught that only JESUS is the SON OF GOD. And so Jesus was and Is, but you must also understand SO ARE WE! This is why Jesus is quoted as saying, “Greater things than these shall we do” Jesus was the WORD of God. The LOGIC AND WISDOM of God made flesh (tangible) and WE are the WORD OF GOD, LIVING epistles to be read of all men. There is no difference between us, THIS IS WHAT WE MUST WAKE UP TO. Because, we are creating the HELL or HEAVEN we are living in, whether we know it or not. Because ALL THINGS visible or invisible are made by the IMAGE OF GOD, which we all are. THIS IS THE MYSTERY.

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:


THE WORD CHRIST! Simply means “the annointed one of God” “the annointing of God” – CHRIST is our LIFE, our LIFE IS HID IN CHRIST. Meaning….

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.


Right now, we don’t TRULY KNOW who we are. We only know in part, we only know a little bit. We don’t know the TRUTH of who we are, until that REVELATION comes… Then we shall KNOW as we are KNOWN… Which literally means, we shall know WHO WE REALLY ARE.

Psalm 82:6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.


Who is the BEGINNING AND THE END? — all of us! Do something for me. Think of what you, I, and everyone else in the world has in common… Everything begins and ends with us. (As it is written, everything begins and ends with the SON (IMAGE)… All any of us can say with absolute certainty is “I AM” — All we know for sure, is WE EXIST! That is a great mystery. But consider, when you close your eyes, does not the world go away. When you open them, does it not return? When you wake up, does not the world appear? When you go to sleep, does not this world go away? When you dream, do you not create new worlds in your sleep?

All any of us can say for sure, is “I am”… I exist. For all we know, everyone around us, is simply a projection from within us. In fact, science even backs this up. Everything going on outside of us, is actually HAPPENING WITHIN US…. We just percieve it to be outside. But everything is taking place within the MIND. At the place of the SKULL (where the TRUTH of who we are was put to death) – But I am getting ahead of myself.

At this point in time, we are lost. We don’t know the TRUTH yet. And so we suffer a great deal. We suffer because we don’t know OUR TRUE LIFE, OUR PURPOSE, we don’t know WHO WE ARE!

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


But even our present suffering aren’t worthy to be compared, to what will come out of them. FOR ANY NIGHTMARE to stop, it must get so bad that the individual wakes from it. The same is true for our waking life, until we realize we have been creating a life of misery for ourselves, until we realize that whatever we sow (think, speak, or do) is what we shall reap, we will continue to suffer. BUT WHEN WE WAKE UP TO THE TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE, and see the limitless possibilities that we can create, because ALL AUTHORITY was given into our hands, THEN WE WILL BE FREE!

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God is come (revealed), and hath given us an understanding, that WE may know (BECOME ONE WITH) him that is true, and WE ARE IN HIM that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life


Think about it, WE ARE IN CHRIST, CHRIST IS IN US. – For something to be both in something and that something to be in what is in it, that means, it is entirely that which is IN and OUT. In other words, ALL THERE IS IS GOD, and we (humanity) are HIS SON (CHILD). We are a corporate body, all of us, we are all the same, and yet different. We are ALL ONE, but we believe we are seperate. “It is not good for man to be alone” – This is why, the soul was created. So the ONE could become the MANY IN THE ONE, and the ONE IN THE MANY.

Look, I know this may be too deep for many of you. But think for a moment about what the meaning of LIFE REALLY IS.

What if? You were in control of your life. As scripture states, “everything was made by the son for the son through the son” and if we ARE that SON (corporate body of Christ) – Adam (Humanity in Ignorance) Christ (Humanity Enlightened) – that perhaps we are collectively creating this world, by what we believe about ourselves and others.

Imagine for a moment, that you, and everyone here, is GOD’s CHILD… and if a CHILD OF GOD, then a god, as well. Capable of doing all that God the FATHER has done. What if, that is what is happening here. That where once there was ONE, GOD said, it is not good for MANKIND to be alone, so we (elohim) gave each of us an individual soul, identity, and in so doing, we entered human form and DIED.

To be carnally minded is DEATH

We are in the valley of the shadow of DEATH, right now. Because physically, we are all approaching physical death. But spiritually we are also dead, because we became IGNORANT the moment we entered human form. We FORGOT that we are GOD’S CHILD, that YE ARE GOD’S AND ALL OF US CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH. This is why we MUST REMEMBER!

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


What is we forgot who we were, because we created a new reality the instant we starting thinking about what is right and what is wrong. What is good and evil. What if all of the suffering in the world, the violence, the terrible deeds, we all collectively created, so we would wake up and understand compassion, love, and truth, instead of hate, prejudice, and greed?

What if we placed God far from us in our imagination, as opposed to remembering that we are in God, and God is in Us, and we are actually one, and we began to dwell in this world, that we believe is the only reality.

But think about it…. This reality, is it NOT OF OUR MAKING? Have we not created the good and the bad? The war and the peace? Is this world, not under our complete authority? Are we not in control? Can’t we collectively say, NO ONE SHALL STARVE, AND IF WE SAY THIS WILL ANYONE EVER AGAIN STARVE?… ARE WE NOT OUR BROTHERS KEEPER?

IS THIS WORLD NOT A PRISON OF OUR OWN MAKING? Are we not in HELL? Yes, we are, it is the grave, because the LIFE which is CHRIST, died the INSTANT we forgot we are CHRIST. We forgot the WAY to the FATHER, is by BEING THE WAY (ONE SPIRIT that is IN US ALL, and IS AUS ALL) WAS THROUGH THE SON. (US)

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


Now many, believe this passage means. You cannot come to God, unless you believe in a man from two thousand years ago. But I say to you, you CANNOT know God unless you BECOME THAT SON OF GOD yourself. You cannot KNOW GOD until you understand, YOU ARE THE WAY, YOU ARE THE LIGHT. There was a time you knew Jesus after the flesh, but NO LONGER.

In other words, the ONLY WAY to GOD, is THROUGH US. No one can know God except through the SON, who is ONE with God, and can only do what GOD TELLS HIM TO DO, say what God tells him to say, because they are ONE. And if they are one than they are not divided. And if they are not divided then they are the same. And if the same, then both ARE IN CONTROL OF CREATING.

God said, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE
Man says, Let’s get our groove on and MAKE A CHILD in OUR IMAGE

Do you see? Can you see?

Whatever is bound in heaven is bound in earth.
Whatever you believe YOU CANNOT DO, YOU WILL NOT DO!

Whatever is loosed in heaven is loosed in earth.
Whatever you believe you can create from the inside out, you will CREATE!

This is probably one of the most confusing and most important papers I have ever written. But it is TIME to ARISE out of our sleep, and understand who we are, and what we are capable of.

Now, look, I’m not SAYING you can walk on literal walk, or perform great and mighty miracles like turning a walking stick into Moses’s snake… that is all allegory.

Everything that we create, MUST be done in the paremeters of what we collectively have agreed this earth to be, governed by certain laws like gravity, etc. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT! We can do ALL THINGS WITHIN these parameters. In other words, if we believe certain things will happen, it will ALWAYS SEEM as a strange and a peculiar coincidence, because it HAD to happen in ways you can wrap your mind around. CHANCE, COINCIDENCE, RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE… These things we believe happen. And so it is by our BELIEF in these things, that these things happen. You see, you don’t need to worry about HOW things will manifest in your life. You just need to BELIEVE THEY WILL, and they WILL. It has to go along with the natural order of what we believe this place to be.

This is why so many marriages fall apart, for so many years we have been force fed lies, and condemnation, that for years all we have collectively created for ourselves this hell. But when two or three are gathered in one accord, when you and your husband or wife, believe you marriage will be blessed, then you will both act as if it is, and it will BECOME! United you both have to BELIEVE your marriage can work for it to work! And if you both do this, the greater your marriage will be. This simple example, is what we need to put into practice with every area of our lives. We MUST understand that we are CREATING OUR PAIN and our PEACE. WE ARE THE ONES AT THE HELM, because there is ONLY ONE SPIRIT.

Ephesians 4
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


This is the GREAT MYSTERY that has been hidden from our lives. We are ALL THE ONE, and the ONE IS ALL. This is why Ephesians 4 states we MUST ENDEAVOUR to keep the UNITY OF THE SPIRIT in the BOND OF PEACE. Because we are ALL ONE, in Christ, In God! So whatever we believe, we create!

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


Many of you have probably thought you were very intuitive at times in your life, when things happen, and you say “I knew that would happen” – Have you ever once considered, you had absolute faith that would happen, and that is what happened? Have you ever thought, that perhaps YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?

Ephesians 1
21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.


You see we are ALL CHRIST, and when we understand we are CHRIST, that EVERYTHING IS PUT BENEATH OUR FEET (Our belief and testimony and witness) – Blessed are the FEET of those that bring the Gospel. (the Good news of who we all are).

Now, you may say, I have heard this before… This is like the SECRET! Well, you couldn’t be farther from the truth. You see you cannot change the WILL of another, only GOD in them can do that. So while you want to create harmony at your work place, you must realize that others are also creating. This is why, many times you imagine things will happen, and they do, but it happens a bit differently than you imagined. You see you MUST NOT CREATE out of SELFISH NEEDS OR GAIN. You MUST create for the greater good. You must think GOOD THOUGHTS, not terrible ones. It is the only path to salvation for yourself and the world. You MUST completely submit yourself to GOD WITHIN… Meaning you MUST UNDERSTAND, it is no longer YOU that LIVE but CHRIST, and CHRIST only does what the FATHER DOES. And so, as one of our children grow up to become a father as well, so too, we the child become the Father as well.

1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.


So first we must understand, that we are the SON. That is the only way to the FATHER. And we must understand that everything is created by the SON, for the SON (us) and whatever we SOW we REAP. If we create suffering we will reap suffering, if we judge a person to be terrible THEY WILL BE TERRIBLE. This is why we are told to pray for our enemies and ONLY THINK ON GOOD THINGS!

Like I said, this is not The SECRET, or some other new age nonsence teaching… this is the truth, when you begin to live your life for others, and see others as yourself (For in fact that is who they are) then you begin to create a masterpiece of a life. You can do and become anything you want, so long as it helps spiritually evolve the whole.

Because we are ONE and so we must be out for EVERYONE. You can’t live a perfect healthy life, if you allow a gangraneous toe to get worse in its situation. You HAVE to take care of the part of your body that is ill, for you to finally live a perfect healthy life. So what does this mean? It means what Paul said.

1 Thessalonians 4:15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming (revealing) of the Lord shall not precede them which are asleep.


We can’t be wealthy at the expense of someone being poor. This is not resurrection, this is merely something we will have to deal with in the next life. We must learn to LOVE OTHERS as we LOVE OURSELF. Because EVERYONE is indeed a reflection of ourself. We can change things, with Faith ALL things are possible. We must understand who we are, and why it is so important to understand this.

We are all ONE, and the ONE is God.

Romans 11:36
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.


So create your life differently, a kingdom DIVIDED cannot stand. And right now this world is SO DIVIDED that the entire world has fallen. We MUST realize who we are IN GOD, WE ARE THE IMAGE OF GOD. CHRIST IS OUR LIFE.

If we believe most people are out for themselves, will we ever see a world where everyone is out for others?
If we believe there can never be peace in the world, could we ever see peace in the world?

HOWEVER!

If we wanted to help others and believe others wanted to help others, would it not be possible that since we collectively agree it is better to love than hate, share than steal, help than hurt, that we would indeed live in a peaceful, thriving world, where no one worries again?

First everyone must believe this about themselves and others, and then others would have to do the same, and you see, it would only follow that everyone could change this world in ONE MOMENT.

What if your lack of faith in the goodness of others, is the reason their is so liitle goodness in others?

What if your lack of faith in people paying you what you are worth, or honoring you for being you, what if your lack of belief that you can change the world, is keeping you from everything you believe YOU COULD NEVER BE!

BUT WHAT IF YOU DID BELIEVE?

What if everyone reading this essay, began to understand that from the moment they stopped reading this essay they could, as an artist applies paint to the canvas, begin to create their lives in the direction they want to create it… But here is the twist, since we are ALL ONE, and ONE is THE ALL, we cannot DENY OURSELVES… So even if there are some that do not believe, OUR FAITH can help them. OUR LOVE CAN DRAW A MULTITUDE TO CHANGE!

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


So UNDERSTAND your dreams can never be completely fulfilled or created unless your desires are for the good of collective, the ONE, US, God’s SON (Humanity) – Who, I will remind you, was given complete rule and dominion, to create, to name, to live, to do as we list.

Romans 13:11
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.


We still have so much to reap that we have already sown. So if you begin to think on these things “Peace, hope, charity, etc” and you still find difficulty and pain, it is merely because you have been creating the bed you have been lying in, and there may still be some thorns to get through. But IF from this MOMENT! You begin to take captive your thoughts, and BELIEVE that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! And you begin to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself, if you continue to do this, than you will see YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. The DESIRES OF YOUR HEART were given to you by God, and the only thing stopping you from reaching your desires is the thought that it is impossible. BUT FOR THOSE WITH FAITH NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

Psalms 82
6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

If you can hear this, and you begin to judge properly (decide what should be and what should not be) you will inherit everything, for EVERYTHING IS YOURS TO BEGIN WITH! So create, believe, love, and above all else, LOVE GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART! BECAUSE GOD IS YOUR HEART!

Jacob
http://www.jacobisrael.org
“the truth will change you”