SPEAK LIFE

SPEAK LIFE!

It’s all about timing and the time is now. This next video I have shared is as another step to be taken, another rung to be held, the power of life and death is in your tongue. However, what does this mean? This next video, this next message I am now sharing is of great importance for us all…

The WORD of God creates… The WORD is TRUTH… the WORD when HEARD gives FAITH… With FAITH all things are possible. YOUR WORDS CREATE!

Our thoughts create words, our words create a vibration, this vibration creates what we call life. It’s time to SPEAK LIFE! Enjoy and please share this video with others, please do subscribe, and thank you for your encouragement and support.
Jacob Israel

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You Are The Lights of The World



You Are The Lights of The World

The whole of Christianity revolves around one common belief and theme, and that is, THE ONLY WAY FOR SALVATION is to have faith and confess in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. Now there is debate over what that means, how one must accept Jesus, whether or not they need to be baptised, when they need to be baptised, what they must do to hang unto that salvation, whether those saved are predetermined, whether it is free will and one must choose, whether only a few are saved or all of humanity it saved. Now if you think that list is dizzying, just wait until you are told what else you have to do by many denominations within Christianity. Well the article I offer today, will prove it is never really “You” (who you think you are) that does the work, it is God. You will see as scripture states that everyone will eventually comes to the unity of the faith, knowledge of the truth and stature of the perfect man. Look to prove that scripture teaches the ultimate salvation of all of mankind is a simple task. Many, many scriptures prove this… below are a few.

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Romans 14:11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

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

There is a growing number of people who believe, that GOD WILL FINISH HIS CREATION in VICTORY. Meaning, everyone will be saved. And as great as that is, I still believe many don’t know what it is they are saved from. Well, if you believe you are saved from place of infinite torture in a place called hell, I have news for you. You are in Hell in this world, when you are ignorant of who you are, who God is, and how God is in control of all things. Hell is the suffering caused by our ignorance, and yes we are saved from this mindset. But truly it is our carnal ego, (who we thought we were) that we need saving from. This is that anti-christ that is sitting on the throne of God declaring himself to be God, (who you thought you were, or think you are, your carnal ego).

Let me give you a short explanation. The Throne of God is your mind/heart. If you believe you have total free will, that means WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE is in fact sitting in the place of God, saying you are God and you are in complete control. The number of that beast is 666… Human beings are carbon based lifeforms, 6 protons, 6 electrons, 6 neutrons. 6 is the NUMBER OF NATURAL MAN. Most people know themselves after their physical body, and the physical world around them. They judge everything outwardly and THAT is the big problem. God is spirit, and the physical is merely a projection of what is happening within. Everything outside of us, is meant to lead us within to the source.

Romans 2
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God


Life is not about what is outside of us, it is ALL ABOUT WHAT IS WITHIN US! And that is what this essay is about. That is the amazing truth that I hope to share. But if you have any questions on some of the topics I have mentioned so far, on this blog I have in-depth papers written, on the anti-christ, hell, salvation, etc… so for the purpose of time, after reading this paper please go to the search bar and search for these essays for more info.

I will state also, all of us have our ideas about the things of God. But truly God’s ways are past our finding out, human intellect and reasoning just doesn’t do the trick. So no degree from a Christian university makes one an authority on the things of God, a collar or title doesn’t make one an authority on the things of God. Only God makes one and authority on the things of God, and he saves this wonderful wisdom for those that seem foolish, for those who you would least expect to hear it from, he saves it for those who do not think highly of themselves, those He gives the desire to. The desire to “Know the truth regardless of the cost”… Then these things MUST CLICK WITHIN, they must be revealed. So how does one know if what I write or another writes is true? Well you SEEK God with a pure heart, asking God to lead, and guide. It is good to study papers, essays, and articles written by men, but TEST the spirits always, seek, and you shall find if they be true. (Including the ones I write, as I am NOT the authority, God WITHIN is.)

To let you know what I believe is simple. I am not like many, who say, you can believe whatever you want, live anyway you want and know salvation… I believe there is only ONE WAY to the Father and that is through the SON. You cannot be SAVED (free from the bondage of this world/carnal thoughts and the cares of this world) unless you come to the knowledge of who you TRULY ARE IN CHRIST, and when you do you will know CHRIST (The Word of God which is TRUTH, the Wisdom and Power of God).

You are saved by knowing the TRUTH, it is the TRUTH that sets you free. It isn’t until you have this wisdom that you will be saved (from yourself/ego).

But how does one come to know that he needs to be saved from the false image of who he thinks he is, when almost every denomination teaches you need to be saved from an event in the future, and that you are saved by an event in the future, meaning you are saved from Hell, and must wait for Jesus the Flesh man to return… I’m sorry to say, you will not find either in this life, regardless of how many preachers, priests, or religious teachers say “the time is close”…

There is so much division in Christianity today. Thousands of different beliefs, hundreds of different traditions, and each denomination seems to be at odds with the other. Each denomination claims to be right. Yet, scripture tells us…

1 Corinthians 1:10
…that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment


And with all the division we see among these churches everywhere, there are fewer subjects greeted with as much passion, and defense, as the divinity, or lack of divinity, of Jesus of Nazareth.

The only thing many seem to agree on, is JESUS CHRIST (the flesh man) being SAVIOR. But they have no idea what this REALLY MEANS.

They focus on the outward man, not the inward man. They put their faith in a man from two thousand years ago, and say THAT MAN IS MY SAVIOR, and never once consider what THAT MAN was truly teaching at all.

1) That as he is the light of the world, SO ARE WE
2) That we MUST do as he did, “become Christ”, death to ourself/ego and resurrection/enlightenment.
3) That he is the first among many
4) That he was the word revealed to men, and that we are living epistles to be read of all men
5) That we are to be ONE with God as Jesus was One with God


Seeing yourself as the SON of GOD, the same as Jesus the man, today is something that is taboo to even discuss. But even Jesus pointed out that even the scriptures teach this, when he brought Psalms 82 to his condemners attention.

Psalm 82:6
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High


We are ALL CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH, the problem is most refuse to believe it.

Now I don’t want to get ahead of myself here. But simply consider that we are all part of the same body. And if the same body, then the same as the head of the body. We are all ruled by God, as my fingers are ruled by the thoughts that precede them and force them to type these words. We are all ONE, AND THE SAME. When we understand this and see others as ourselves and do unto others as we want done to ourselves we will truly become free. LOVE is the KEY!

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”


Notice the words, ABOVE ALL THINGS… love is the highest priority. Is that not evident in Jesus’ teaching?

Luke 10
27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”


But let me get right into this paper already!

Many say the Gospel of John Chapter One holds the key to Jesus’ divinity. So, this is what this paper will be about. And I pray it opens our eyes to what is really being said in these verses. Let us find out, who “Jesus Christ” is and how this man and his story relates to us.

We will do all this be dissecting the words in these verses of John Chapter One and pray the truth of it all opens up to us. As it is the GLORY OF GOD to CONCEAL (Hide) a thing. And Christ (TRUTH) comes (Is revealed) in the GLORY OF GOD (Hidden Truth).

Let’s begin:

JOHN 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


“In the beginning” is straightforward, as the word “beginning” is the same word used in Genesis 1, when God created. However, the rest of the verse, and the definitions of these seemingly insignificant words like (was, with) open the door to an alternate view of this first verse.

The word “was” in this verse translates into “I WAS”, denoting past tense. To truly understand what we are talking about, we must understand that “The Word” is TRUTH.


Psalms 119 “The sum of thy Word is TRUTH”

So we are not talking about the literal man Jesus Christ here. The MAN Jesus Christ didn’t appear on scene until about two thousand years, or so, ago. In fact, in this Chapter, Jesus isn’t mentioned until later… It is the WORD/GOD’S TRUTH that is mentioned here. Which is TRUTH and SPIRIT, which was in the BEGINNING.

God is SPIRIT and TRUTH. “Your WORD oh Lord is TRUTH”

However, it is the next line, that can shake the foundations of what most have been taught, and it is simply looking at the translation of the word “WITH”.

In the Beginning was the TRUTH, and the TRUTH was “WITH” God.

Here is where, the door opens a bit more for us. The original translation of the word “WITH” (Pro/v) in Strongs Concordance DOES NOT translate to what we know “with” to mean, like I am “with” my wife, or “with my friends”… No, this word “with” translates into something very different.

WITH – 1) To the advantage of 2) towards 3) near – (In fact, the NAS translates this same word WITH as “about, according to, pertaining, in regard to, etc.) This changes the whole meaning of the first line in John.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Let’s translate that now: In the beginning was the TRUTH, and the TRUTH was (pertaining to God, to the advantage of God, according to God, in regard to God, about God.)

Now this actually makes sense if you think about it.

In other words, it means in the BEGINNING was the Truth and the TRUTH was ABOUT GOD. In beginning, The TRUTH of GOD was UNDERSTOOD.

Before ADAM’S (Mankind’s) Fall (becoming Ignorant of God’s Truth and Spirit) – Man knew the TRUTH.

The same was in the beginning with God.

Now this next line is where it becomes a bit more surreal. Because we MUST translate the word “WITH” the same way. Also, we find the word “SAME” translates differently as well. The Word “Same” (Ouutov) translates as “This or These” so really this next line, translates into this below.

This was in the beginning (according to, pertaining to, about) God

– So now we see the first two verses of John appear differently.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Translates INTO:


In the beginning was the TRUTH and the TRUTH was ABOUT GOD. The Truth was God. This was in the beginning about God.

Now to save time, I am going to simply place the Strongs Translations next to the words. So whenever you see a (……) you know in between the (…) is the translated word.

3 All things were made (came into existence) by (through) him (God); and without(apart, separate) him (God) was(came into existence) not any thing(no one) made(came into existence) that was made (came into existence).

Let’s translate:

All things came into existence through God, and apart from God nothing came into existence, that came into existence.

It’s pretty easy to see, that WE AREN’T talking about a literal MAN named Jesus here, we are talking about GOD, not a man from two thousand years ago. Since this TOOK PLACE IN THE BEGINNING.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
translates to
In God was Life.

And, what is LIFE according to scripture?

Proverbs 3 calls it Wisdom and Understanding. “wisdom is a tree of life”

So,

In God was Wisdom and Understanding and this Wisdom and Understanding (of God’s Truth) was the light of men…

The LIGHT of all men, according to scripture, is the wisdom and understanding of God’s TRUTH (WORD) and in Matthew 5, we are called to let our light shine forth.

16 Let your light (Understanding of the TRUTH) so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven

I hope you can see, so far, there really is no mention of a LITERAL MAN from 2000 years ago.

Now before I go any further, I want to be clear, so those reading don’t get all salty, or should I say, lose their flavor… JESUS THE MAN revealed the WORD in HIM. The WORD was his LIFE (wisdom and understanding), so he was in fact the WORD of God. As we are called to be living Epistle, we also are to reveal the WORD of God… So you need to see, just because he was the first to reveal the WORD of God among many brethren, who “would do even greater things than he did”, doesn’t make Jesus the man, someone who is completely different from us, it makes him…

The first-born among many brethren, the first-born among the dead. A PATTERN, which is why we must do as he did. The good news is, I believe God predetermined all of it, so none can fail.

Romans 8:29
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.


But back to JOHN’S GOSPEL… IN CHAPTER ONE, the scriptures are NOT speaking about a LITERAL MAN as many have been taught. We are talking about THAT WORD that was IN THE MAN JESUS.

2 Corinthians 5:19
that is, that God WAS IN Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation


Notice God is IN, God’s ANNOINTED to reconcile the world (Lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes, the pride of life) to HIMSELF (God) – This is all about GOD BECOMING ALL IN ALL. No longer hidden from his creation, but ONE with his creation.

In him (God) was life; and the life (understanding and wisdom) was the light of MEN(plural).

Notice the word MEN… The scripture speaks of God’s LIFE being the LIGHT OF MEN (MANKIND). It really is stating that God’s TRUTH (word) when understood by US helps others to know God, which is in HEAVEN (Which we all know by now, is within us all)

5 And the light shineth (became evident, bring forth light) in(by) darkness(ignorance); and the darkness comprehended(layed hold, took possession) it not.

This last verse, HAS NOTHING to do with the truth NOT being understood by the Ignorant… Rather, this last verse truly translated into…

And the Wisdom and Understanding of God’s Truth became evident by the ignorance of it. And the ignorant didn’t lay hold of it, or take possession and own it.

This is a beautiful picture of the parable of the BLIND man who Jesus saw outside the TEMPLE. Key words here being “OUTSIDE the TEMPLE”. When you exist OUTSIDE the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, you too are blind (ignorant of the truth)…

But back to my point. When Jesus and the disciples saw this BLIND MAN, the disciples asked whose fault it was that he was born Blind. Jesus responded it was no one’s fault, it was so GOD could be glorified, when he sees.

You see we were ignorant of God’s truth for one reason, so God’s truth could become evident because we first became ignorant of it… It is sort of like knowing the LIGHT because you first knew darkness.

How else would we learn? Once again, this first chapter in John, seems to be talking about God and US (humanity as a whole) and not about ONE literal man from 2000 years ago.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

These last verses speak of HOW WE FIRST HEAR about God’s truth.

It is through John, (symbolic of The Law and the Prophets) that bears witness of GOD’S TRUTH (LIGHT), but the man who TESTIFIES of GOD’S TRUTH, that is the LIGHT OF ALL MEN, is NOT GOD’S TRUTH.

You see, we should never mistake the messenger for the message. We should never mistake the LAW for LIFE, or a Man for God’s TRUTH. Man can simply bear witness of the TRUTH, the MAN is NOT THE TRUTH, but it is through the Man, that the TRUTH is revealed. The MAN cannot be the TRUTH, the TRUTH can only be IN (within the thoughts) MAN.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

This line clearly isn’t speaking about the literal world. Because the literal earth, to my understanding, has no ability to reason. So the WORLD must be an allegory of carnal man’s thoughts. For in 1 John, we see ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

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.


The “world” is our Carnal EGO.

John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.


Remember, Judgment begins at the HOUSE OF GOD. We are the house of God. Our Souls, our Sense of being, our thoughts of individuality (in-division-and duality) – remember Christ COMES (revealed) into the WORLD (our ego) to save the WORLD (our ego)

“What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his soul?”

So, God was, and is, IN US, and WE came into existence through God, but We didn’t know God (we didn’t have his wisdom and understanding)

But this is where it gets SURREAL… The translations below for the words (came, unto, received) open up a whole new idea about what this next verse means.

11 He (God) came (appeared, became known) unto (for, to) his own (pertaining to one’s self), and his own (pertaining to one’s self) received (accepted, joined to) him (God) not.

Let be clear about what this verse means to me. I will translate into my own words below.

God appeared for Himself, God appeared to Himself, But God did not accept God as Himself.

John 1, is not dealing with a literal man, but John 1 is speaking about the creation of all. John 1 is dealing with US, all of HUMANITY.

We have lost our understanding and wisdom of who, and what we are. And, the purpose of that, is so the TRUTH of GOD (the mystery of existence, the hope of Glory, which is CHRIST IN YOU) could be known.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The word RECEIVE (Lamba/Nw) here in GREEK, means to take what is one’s own, to take to one’s self, to make one’s own.

So, as MANY as TOOK HOLD OF WHAT IS THEIR, As MANY as BELIEVED the TRUTH of God and who they were, become SONS OF GOD.

It goes to explain, this has life and truth has nothing to do with Flesh and Blood, literal man or a single man, it has to do with being BORN FROM ABOVE as God’s beloved. He gives US (humanity as a whole) power to become the SONS OF GOD…

Now let me put that in perspective for you… As a puppy is a child of a dog and becomes a dog. As a kitty is a child of a cat and it too becomes a cat…. So is a SON OF GOD, offspring of GOD and becomes a god.

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


Once we believe the TRUTH of God and who we are, then we too become THE TRUTH as JESUS DID.

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.


Jesus was the First born among MANY BRETHREN… He was and is the word, as we too become LIVING EPISTLES to be read of all men. He is the Light of the World, and we too become the same.

“YE ARE THE LIGHTS OF THE WORLD”

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt (tabernacles/dwell) among (IN, BY, WITH) us, (and we beheld (Contemplate) his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The instant we BELIEVE THE TRUTH, the WORD IS MADE FLESH in US. And we test the spirits this way, those that say “Christ is come (revealed) in the Flesh” is of God. 🙂

The TRUTH comes into existence through US, and God lives IN US, BY US, WITH US, and we Contemplate his Glory as the Only Child of God, full of grace and truth.

In closing, I would like to bring attention that no one ever sees God, they are simply made aware of God.

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

It is the SON (Those RISEN WITH CHRIST to understand the TRUTH) that declare God…

And for those who wonder what the BOSOM of God is, they need look no further than the literal world, where we too were nursed with milk by our Mothers. The Bosom is the place where God reveals himself through us, to us, by us, for us… So that we all become ONE.

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Peace to you all,

Jacob

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“The Truth Will Change You”

TEN VIRGINS and TRUTH


TEN VIRGINS and TRUTH

Jesus told his disciples that, “Unto you it is given to know the MYSTERIES of the KINGDOM OF GOD, but unto those that are without “Christ” ALL things are done in parable.”

Now first of all I want to point out two things.

Jesus did NOT say the things of God, or the Kingdom of God are easily, literally, and intellectually understood, quite the opposite. – Jesus said these things are a MYSTERY.

Let’s look at that word mystery, some other words for it are enigma, riddle, secret, puzzle. Mysteries cannot be taken at face value, they must be REVEALED. Now let’s look at the definition.

The literal definition of MYSTERY is: 1.Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain 2.The condition or quality of being secret, strange, or difficult to explain — and I believe the best definition is the one they give for the MYSTERY of Christ 3.A religious belief based on divine revelation, esp. one regarded as beyond human understanding

Now those that were being discipled by Christ. Those led by the spirit of Truth, Christ (The Power and Wisdom of God) is given the UNDERSTANDING of these things. This of course, is NOT done by their intellect or soulish comprehension. This is also explained clearly in scripture.

2 Peter 1:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 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.

The word PROPHECY is a word few truly know the meaning of. People think of Nostradamus when they hear that word, they think of future events, and predictions. But a “PROPHECY of SCRIPTURE” is a true understanding of the mystery of it. And always the understanding (the prophecy) speaks of the CHRIST WITHIN YOU. Your true life which has been hidden, which some have come to realize and others have not. This in essence is what the “parable” of the Ten Virgins which I will soon get into.

So I hope by now you know, PROPHECY is merely the revelation, and true understanding of God’s Glory (hidden meaning of things, and scripture) – Remember it is the GLORY OF GOD to conceal a thing. And this hidden thing is the TRUTH that has been hidden WITHIN US, in his own SPIRIT OF TRUTH. And it is only be realizing the Christ Within that you can have prophecy to begin with, and know all things.

1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge

SIDE NOTE:
I do get a kick out of all the Pastors, Bishops, Rabbi’s, Guru’s, Evangelists, and “Prophets” who give themselves these “Titles” by the way, or proudly wear them because other men have given them to them. A side note: If anyone has a “Title” before their name, Like Bishop, of The Evangelist so and so, or Prophetess or Prophet so and so, it’s a good call they haven’t received the “PROPHECY OF THE TRUTH”. No person who has a firm understanding of God’s grace, and truth, exalts themselves. Instead they humble themselves. They don’t make themselves out to be something greater, or seemingly more important than others. Scripture is clear on this as well.

Galatians 6:3
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself

As a former Catholic (as a young child) I was forced to call the Priest Father, Kiss the Ring of the Bishop, Cardinal, etc… and when I understood that scripture forbid such actions I was quite shocked no one picked up on it. But such is the way of religion.

Matthew 23:9
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven

But I’m not simply pointing out problems with the Catholic Church. This problem is everywhere. Every religious leader it seems, wants to be called Pastor, Bishop, Evangelist, Prophet, Imam, Master, Teacher, etc and etc… I cringe when people write me and call me some of these things, and I immediately reply, “I am nothing but a simple guy who loves to seek, loves the mystery of life, and loves to love and encourage others.” And this IS NOT OF MYSELF! I didn’t give myself this desire, it was placed in me. I thank God for it.

In any event, common sense should dictate to these men and women, that it is pride that makes them believe they need to attach a “title” or “name” to themselves to be taken seriously as a “man of woman of God” – There is no need for such pride. It sends the wrong message to those listening, and corrupts the man. As the scripture verses surrounding the above verse dictate. Carry the burdens or others and prove your understanding of God with your humility, love, compassion, forgiveness, patience, and true wisdom.

Galatians 6:2-4
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

Not only do these men and women, boast a title, they also wear collars, outfits, and fancy jewelery, long chains, etc, to “set them apart from the people who listen”.

1 Peter 3:3-4
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Now I’m not saying it’s not okay to wear nice clothes, dress up, wear makeup, GOD FORBID you think that. I am saying those who claim to know the things of God should not DRESS UP FOR SHOW, there is no need for the fancy robes, gold chains, Bishop’s collars, etc… There is nothing wrong with wearing “your Sunday best”, so long as your Sunday best doesn’t set you above the rest. Meaning, if you are one people look to for understanding the things of God, wear humility, let compassion be your collars, and charity your jewelery.

There was nothing that set Jesus apart from his followers with the exception of his WORDS OF WISDOM. He didn’t look grand that we should be attracted to him, he didn’t have people wait on his hand and foot, in point of fact the opposite was true. The Greatest of All Is Servant to All.

Now that I got all that out-of-the-way. Let’s get back into what this paper is REALLY about.

“Unto you it is given to know the MYSTERIES of the KINGDOM OF GOD, but unto those that are without “Christ” ALL things are done in parable.”

POINT TWO:

Notice, Jesus said “to those” that DIDN’T KNOW THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD “ALL THINGS” I will repeat that, ALL THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLE.

Notice the scripture verse did not state SOME THINGS, but ALL THINGS. Which means, EVERYTHING you read in scripture has more than one way to PERCEIVE it. The Literal which most likely will keep you in chains and KILL your wisdom/life, and the SPIRITUAL which will bring you LIFE (ENLIGHTENMENT).

Now many will say, “NO, SCRIPTURE IS LITERAL. God wouldn’t try to confuse us.”

But please consider, if scripture was easily understood than carnal mankind would have no need for God. And he could then justify himself in killing others, raping others, stoning others, condemning others, keeping slaves, beating women, and worse. NOW DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A GOD OF LOVE TO YOU?

You see every time we see something in scripture, we must SEEK the deeper meaning. By prayerfully considering it, and allowing God to reveal it. In fact, you should EXPECT God to reveal it, if he put the desire in your heart to know a thing, you will know the thing.

Proverbs 1:5-7
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The respect and reverence of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

If this literal book “The Bible” wasn’t sealed up, MANKIND will never humble themselves. If our Book of DNA wasn’t sealed up, we would become immortal terrors walking the earth as well. This is an unveiling process we are all going to take part in.

Have ever done something really dumb, but at the time you thought you were in the right and had every reason to do what you did; But then, found out the truth of the situation and felt terrible that you had acted that way? Well this is why scripture has been sealed.

The good news is, the TRUTH of IT ALL, is already right inside each and every one of us. Not one single person on the planet earth doesn’t already have all the answers within them. WHICH IS WHY WE DON’T NEED TO GO DOOR TO DOOR TEACHING PEOPLE TO KNOW GOD!

Hebrews 8:11
And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

But for now, ALL things are done in PARABLE. Now let me explain what that means.

A PARABLE is a story that needs to be interpreted; it is one whose moral can only be found by uncovering the mystery hidden between the words written. To understand a parable, one must understand the SPIRIT of which the story is trying to convey. The STORY doesn’t need to be literal, it can be, but the point of the PARABLE is not that it literally happened, but WHAT IT MEANS!

As I wrote earlier, “No scripture is of private interpretation”, which means no one can read it at face value and declare the meaning of it. Our interpretation or understanding of a thing is much different from the interpretation given to us by the inspiration and revelation of it from God. (which once again, I must add, is what PROPHECY is! Not predicting future events)

The good thing is Christ has given his church the keys to unlocking these mysteries, and many of them are found in scripture itself. And when the meaning is uncovered, understanding what the parable means will indeed set you free.

The question is what are we set free from? The answer is our ignorance, our own misunderstanding. You see the reason we suffer, is because we DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER! It’s like we’re walking around in the dark bumping into things, we can’t seem to get anything right, we suffer, we cry, we DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY!!!!! If only we had a SPIRITUAL LAMP to guide us through the darkness of our ignorance, that would be something wouldn’t it? 🙂 Well the truth is, WE ALL DO INSIDE US!

And nothing speaks this better than the parable Jesus gave about the five wise and five foolish virgins. But to truly understand this parable WE HAVE to allow God to reveal it’s deeper meaning. The way I came to understand this, was not any great effort on my part. Not even close!

One day I was thinking, I wonder what that story really means. And then one day, IT SIMPLY CAME TO ME. It started with the though, “go in scripture and see what a lamp is compared to in scripture”, and “what is oil compared to” and “what does a virgin represent”… You get the idea.

So I began digging.

Ezekiel 8:7-9
8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.

When the SPIRIT OF LIFE AND WISDOM with us, brings us to DIG DEEPER we uncover how corrupt the false teachings of the day are. We are amazed and shocked, but we are filled with JOY for all we have begun to understand.

SO LET’S TAKE A DEEPER LOOK SHALL WE?

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

So who are these Ten Virgins, what does their LAMP represent, and who is the bridegroom? The Bible speaks many times of a Virgin, the Virgin daughter of Zion, the Virgin of Israel, the Virgin of Babylon, the Virgin who gives birth to Immanuel (The Lord).

A VIRGIN is a symbol of someone who has not BECOME ONE WITH another, sexually, which can result in offspring. So spiritually, a VIRGIN is one who has not become ONE with a BELIEF SYSTEM that would produce a bunch of ideas about God, whether true or false. Offspring are symbolic of what we create within us when we become one with an IDEA.

For example, someone tells us, it is a SIN to eat meat on Friday. Now if we take what that person says as Gospel Truth, then we produce a CHILD (thought/belief) within that will condemn us IF we do eat meat. Get it? Remember we are dealing with ALLEGORY, PARABLE, MYSTERIES here, that MUST be looked at with SPIRITUAL EYES (UNDERSTANDING).

SO, the Virgin is US before we become ONE WITH IDEAS! Once we take on a bunch of false beliefs and traditions as Gospel Truth then we are no longer VIRGINS! We become like the woman at the well, who has many husbands, and not one of them produced good seed within her. Now, unlike the natural world, we can become VIRGINS again, when we get rid of all our LOVERS (RELIGIOUS VANITY)

For those who think this is still speaking of literal virgins, let me show you in scripture that this is a PARABLE, speaking of how we MUST BECOME AS VIRGINS ready to become ONE (marry) the TRUTH. Look at what Paul said to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 11
1 I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me! 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure VIRGIN to him. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

It should be clear by now, that a VIRGIN is one who has NOT BEEN deceived.

The reason we must be AS VIRGINS is, IF we are holding onto the LOVERS OF LIES, TRADITION, AND RELIGION then we will NEVER RECEIVE TRUTH. We can only receive the TRUTH when we ARE divorced from the lies. Which is a clever way of saying, we don’t want lies no more, we want a relationship with the TRUTH.

Jesus said “he is the TRUTH” now lots of people think that “the man Jesus” is their HUSBAND. These people would be wrong. This is symbolic language, his words were TRUTH, the TRUTH was revealed IN THE MAN JESUS, as it is revealed in those God quickens today.

Truly it is the CHRIST (the power and wisdom of God), the WORD of God that was WITHIN JESUS the MAN that is our HUSBAND. The same spirit of Life that ruled Jesus the man, as he said “I can do nothing of myself” is the same spirit that is within us. This WORD is our true husband, and the HEAD OF THE BODY (BELIEF SYSTEM IN US, AND BELIEVERS AROUND THE WORLD)

This “Husband” talk is not literal, it is speaking spiritually (allegorically). Think of it this way, OUR THOUGHTS rule our lives, essentially OUR THOUGHTS in this case are the HUSBAND. This is why we must put on the MIND OF CHRIST, so we are ruled by the TRUTH, and so the HUSBAND (Christ) will lead the BODY (us). THE HUSBAND WE MUST MARRY (become one with) IS THE TRUTH OF GOD.

2 Corinthians 11:2
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

Christ is not a SINGLE MAN. But the SPIRIT OF LIFE within ALL MANKIND! And when we marry ourselves to it. (become one with this truth) we are led by our HUSBAND and submit ourselves to our HUSBAND (truth) IN ALL THINGS.

So indeed THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS is about humanity as a whole. And it speaks of the TWO NATURES in mankind that are obedient to the truth, and carnal (disobedient).

FIVE WISE – FIVE FOOLS

Remember, the WISE are those that trust that God is in control of all things. And the Fool are those that don’t believe in God being in control. And each of us, have these natures within.

Who we think we are in this world, and who we truly are IN CHRIST.

Now that we know who the Virgins are, let’s move unto the OIL AND LAMP.

The Bible is also clear also about what the LAMP is… It is not a literal Lamp.

Psalm 119 tells us that GODS WORD is a LAMP unto our feet.

So it clear that this LAMP that WE carry is GODS WORD.

And what is GODS WORD? The answer is found in John 17, Gods WORD is TRUTH. (Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.) It is This TRUTH that saves/sanctified us. And of course the BRIDEGROOM is GOD.

1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
But five of these were WISE and five were FOOLISH.

So now the PARABLE becomes clearer. The Kingdom of God is like HUMANITY who hold unto God’s TRUTH and waits to find God.

Let’s again who the WISE ARE: Ecclesiastes 8:5: Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment

So you see a WISE person can DISCERN, he or she can understand. They have the REVELATION of THE TRUTH hidden in parable. They have the interpretation and the understanding.

Now if these VIRGINS are ALL OF HUMANITY and their LAMPS are the TRUTH, Well this parable is teaching us that HALF can understand the TRUTH God pours out upon all flesh, while the OTHER half does not. But this is NOT about literal people here, but natures in man.

James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Within each of us, are two NATURES at war. The Flesh and the Spirit. The EGO and the Christ. The Virgin parable speaks of these natures in man. The EGO may have the LAMP within, but will never understand it. Only the SPIRIT can ALLOW THAT LIGHT TO SHINE. As five virgins left the other five to go WITHIN and get MARRIED (BECOME ONE WITH THE TRUTH)… WE TOO, must leave our ignorant EGO in the world to be free. Our carnal mind can NEVER hear the call of the BRIDEGROOM. Because our EGO is simple, worldly, earthy (the first man = death = ignorant = unable to understand the PROPHECY of truth)

Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

So we begin to see that this is not a literal story of ten literal virgins with literal lamps, instead it is a story about us. And which category we fall into.

Now watch what those with no understanding do with GODS TRUTH that is poured upon them. For it is written, his TRUTH is poured out upon ALL FLESH, but not all have the UNDERSTANDING, not all ARE WISE and become Sanctified WITH IT.

3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

There are some of us, that are unable to take the TRUTH of GOD and because they don’t have the proper interpretation, and don’t truly understand what it means. They don’t have the very fuel (revelation/wisdom) that gives that TRUTH LIGHT! They don’t have the very ESSENSE NEEDED to LIGHT the path, to LIGHT the way around them. They don’t have the understanding and so, they don’t have the SALVATION that comes with knowing and believing in the WORD of GOD, Gods TRUTH.

4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

But those who DID understand what God was teaching them, they were saved FROM THEIR IGNORANCE and their TRUTH was ready to BURN BRIGHT to show the world just who THEIR HUSBAND really IS. They had the OIL which you will see is WISDOM to see the truth for themselves. The others went off to try to buy it. (Sound like people in church tithing and such, doesn’t it?) But God wants us to SHINE THE TRUTH CONTINUALLY!

Leviticus 24
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. 3 Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.

Isaiah 61:3:
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Indeed the Oil, is something that takes time to produce in all of us. It is a process, a difficult one, but one never the less that causes our face to shine with the interpretation of Gods word. As it did with Moses and Christ.

Psalm 104:15: And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and OIL to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

So this OIL that we have in our VESSELS (Hearts/Spirits/Life) is the JOY and it causes our face to shine… WHY? Because we know THE TRUTH, that GOD IS IN CONTROL OF ALL THINGS, so we can rest in that salvation. And we know this GREAT SALVATION only comes through the UNDERSTANDING the TRUTH of GOD. So is there a scripture that says that UNDERSTANDING TRUTH causes our face to shine? SURE THERE IS:

Ecclesiastes 8:1:
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a MAN’S WISDOM maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

So is it any wonder that after Christ was transfigured before them, that he was seen with ELIJAH and MOSES… Could it is be, that this was to show the disciples AS HIS FACE SHINED BRIGHT that he indeed HAD THE INTREPRETATION and TOTAL UNDERSTANDING of GOD. Both of the LAW AND PROPHETS.

Matthew 17:2: And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

So now we can easily see, that the parable of Oil, Lamps, and Virgins. Deal specifically with TRUTH, UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETATION, JOY, AND ULTIMATELY SALVATION.

OIL causes a man’s face to shine (ps 104) – Wisdom (which is a tree of life) causes a man face to shine (ecc 8) – OIL = WISDOM gained through understanding the revelation of the Word of GOD, which is TRUTH.

Now you may not be able to receive this, but isn’t it OIL that is supposed to be LIBERALLY APPLIED to the SICK? Aren’t we supposed to ANOINT OURSELVES WITH OIL… each day. WASN’T EVERY KING IN ISRAEL ANOINTED WITH OIL, BEFORE HE BECAME KING?

Of course WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING (oil) should be liberally applied to our thinking. How else can we inherit the KINGDOM OF GOD, unless we know his TRUTH and understand the PARABLE which is a MYSTERY to those that are without.

The sad thing is both sets of virgins were waiting for God. Both thought they were going to MARRY God, BOTH THOUGHT they would become ONE with GOD. But only those who understand the TRUTH, only those who had the proper INTERPRETATION are brought in to the KINGDOM.

Only those who had LAMPS with OIL, only those who had the RIGHT INTERPRETATION of GODS TRUTH, Only those WITH WISDOM which causes our face to shine… enter in.

But too many people today, are not able to hear the things that the Lord is speaking. Too many people are unprepared. This has nothing of course to do with WORKS, as many teach, but it has everything to do with UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH!

There is a part of you that will accept the truth and become greater than the part of you that cannot. That part IN you will INCREASE and the part that has no OIL will decrease. So even if you don’t understand it all, don’t worry, it is my firm belief that ALL WILL ONE DAY!

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:

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“The Idol” New Death Translation

“The Idol” New Death Translation

THIS VIDEO WILL SHOCK YOU! I don’t think many are ready for what I do in this video, but for those with an open mind. You will see what is really being said as opposed to what some may think is being said. Watch till the end for a surprise and Buckle up you’re in for one ride.

What will happen when the Bible is no longer looked upon as the word of God? And people under that the WORD OF GOD, is not written on paper, but is written on your hearts. That the WORD is truth, it is the SPIRIT WITHIN and not a book without.

The wool has been pulled over all your eyes, It’s time to wake up, it’s time to learn the truth, it’s time to see how easy it is to be fooled by the liars of the land. “Lord, lord they have torn down your altars and I alone remain and they seek to kill me”, “I have seven thousand that have not bowed their knee to Baal!” This video came out of a conversation between Dean Dosher and I. It is not my will to offend anyone, but to provoke them to question. I pray you all see to the HEART of what is said in this video, and not what you believe the video is saying. Enjoy Jacob – http://www.jacobisrael.org

Baptism of Men or God?


BAPTISM OF MEN OR GOD?

I began this essay in hopes of shedding some light on the story of Naaman the Leper. However, like most of my essays I began with an idea, and I end up somewhere else. You see I haven’t written an essay in a while because I haven’t really felt inspired to. So I sat down finally to discuss the book of 2 Kings, but I soon found out the story of Naaman was secondary to a greater truth that needed to be revealed.

As always, this is touching on some sacred calves/cows/idols. Ever notice how similar the word sacred and scared are? Interesting, makes you go hhhhmmmnnnn! Especially since most of these sacred idols/vain beliefs instill a great deal of fear into those who are taught to obey such. Today, we talk about literal water Baptism.

Luke 20:4
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

This question, the religious leader of Jesus’ day could not answer. Well today, it will be answered. What you do with this revelation is between you and the Lord. But as the old saying goes don’t shoot the messenger, but feel free to shoot some comments below.

So, this is what the MEAT of the essay is about, and I pray also your eyes will be open to the allegory of Naaman.

SO, LET’S START ALREADY!!!!!!

If you’ve ever read 2 Kings, you’ve probably stumbled upon the story of Naaman, a great ruler in Syria, who was feared, loved, respected, but who also a Leper… Yeah I know GROSSSSSSS, right? Well, settle down peanut gallery, this is another great allegory for us to learn from. Because the leprosy I’m talking about here is NOT one in the physical realm, even though we know there are some who actually still suffer from this terrible affliction.

A word of advice if you ever need help with something and you meet a Leper never ask them to give you a hand. They might literally give you one! Okay, bad joke, sorry, especially if someone reading here is a Leper. Which by the way, contrary to common belief, is a treatable condition, as is the spiritual leprosy we suffer from at times.

This NAAMAN was A LEPER, and wanted a good old fashion healing. So he sends Israel’s king a letter, the King is like, “WHAT, DO I LOOK LIKE GOD? I CAN’T DO THAT!” But Elisha, (the one who followed after Elijah) hears about this and dispatches a messenger to Naaman, saying if he dip in the Jordan 7 times he’ll be healed. Needless to say, he really didn’t want to at first, but eventually he does and all is right in Naaman’s world again…

Many people use this story to coerce people into getting a literal Baptism, (Which, we’ll soon see is a man-made tradition), not a BAD THING to do, but let’s be real people God wants you to be IMMERSED in the WATER (which we need to live) of his WORD. God could care less about that lukewarm still tap water many Religious Leaders dump people in, teaching that afterward WHAMO! They are BORN AGAIN! Ah, but I am getting ahead of myself here, and probably agitating/troubling a bunch of you reading this right now. And by troubling I mean, I am stirring up and troubling THOUGHTS (water) inside you.

John 5:4
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

So I am glad if you are being challenged right now. But trust me, you haven’t read anything yet.

So the popular “Christian” belief out there is, you confess the Literal Name of Jesus, get dunked in literal tap water, and YOUR SAVED!

Well first of all, you aren’t to confess a LITERAL NAME, in fact JESUS wasn’t even YESHUA’S, so if you think by confessing a literal name saves you, your confessing the wrong name. Now, if truth be told, this has nothing to do with CONFESSING a LITERAL NAME.

First let me show you what the translation from the Greek of the word CONFESS is. Taken from the Luke 12:8 Who shall ever CONFESS ME before men…

CONFESS: “HOMOLOGEO” – to say the same thing as, to agree with, assent.

This is a revolutionary idea, because it plainly tells you that Jesus was NOT saying, whoever DECLARES MY NAME (Jesus) is saved. What he is REALLY saying is…

“Who ever SAYS THE SAME THING I SAY, AGREES WITH.”

To be saved, you must UNDERSTAND what Jesus understood, you must SAY what the FATHER and CHRIST says, you must BE ONE, even as Jesus is One with the Father. To confess Christ, is to AGREE WITH CHRIST. To be ONE with Christ.

Jesus is the LIGHT of the world, you must agree that YOU TO in CHRIST are the LIGHT of the WORLD.

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world.

And the NAME we are to AGREE with in Greek. NAME = “ONOMA” 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, i.e. for one’s rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellences, deeds etc.

So, you see it is much more than carnally saying a literal name and proclaiming it. To be BORN AGAIN you must be in complete agreement with EVERYTHING that is CHRIST. You must speak, act, think, live, BE CHRIST to be BORN FROM ABOVE!

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

Now, how do we know if we are walking in the Truth. We test the spirits. And how do we do that? Well watch.

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

Now, for those people still waiting for Christ to return. HELLO PEOPLE, Christ never left nor forsook us. We simply need to have Christ FORMED in us, REVEALED in us as us.

That word COME- “Erchomai” means metaphorically “to come into being, arise, come forth, show itself, find place or influence

Now let’s translate that passage of 1 John 4:3 and see how different it is, from the carnal understanding in the world.

1 John 4:3 (Jacob’s translation) And every Thought that doesn’t completely agree that Christ comes into being in the Flesh is not of God.

So to be BORN FROM ABOVE, means there cannot be a difference between you and Christ. Like a true marriage, you should not know where you end and he begins, the TWO MUST BECOME ONE, and that ONE is the SPIRIT OF TRUTH/CHRIST revealed IN US.

So, NO people you can’t get dunked, say a name, and be BORN AGAIN. However, this is a carnal symbol of what has spiritually begun in you.

So I say PRAISE GOD for even that!

Even Jesus the man was Baptized by John. He did this to fulfil all prophesy. He was delivered into the hands of men, after all. 🙂 I too, went to John to be baptized. I wanted to know God and I believed the only way to do this was to go to a Pastor and then I was told I needed to repent and get baptized. This began my journey in the wilderness where I was tested and tried, but after this I WAS HUNGRY to know GOD more than ever before. religious Churchiosity didn’t feed me what I was looking for. It would be the ANGELS (messengers/messages/thoughts) of God that would feed me, and then I would leave this line of thinking (that God can only be found in Religion) and I began to teach the same.

Many forget that Jesus was a pattern of what we go through. This is why when John baptized Jesus, Jesus said, “suffer it to be so”. Immediately after his baptism, he was driven into the wilderness to be TESTED AND TEMPTED. In the wilderness of RELIGIOUS THINKING we go through the same thing. Let’s briefly look at what Jesus was tempted with, the same as we are.

1) Turn STONE into Bread. – Make the LAW – a daily way of Life, follow it to a tee. Religion tries to convince us to make their LAWS LIFE. Religion tries to get you to live by every word written in the Bible, literally not symbolically. But Jesus knows, we are not to live by literal laws or written words alone, but by Every Word (Truth) that Comes (revealed) from God.

2) Worship Satan (Your Carnal Self) – religion teaches it’s all about what YOU do. And if YOU work hard enough, and YOU do enough, and YOU have faith in YOURSELF then YOU COULD ONE DAY EVEN RULE THE WORLD. (We teach this to kids, ONE DAY you could be president) – But we know that it is Not Us that does anything, but God. “I can do NOTHING of myself” Jesus said. This is why Jesus answered, GOD alone we worship. By putting FAITH in OUR CARNAL SELF (Satan) and worshipping our effort, our works, we are mislead. For it is GOD that WILLS ALL AND DOES ALL for GOD’S GOOD PLEASURE.

3) Throw yourself down from the Heights of the Temple and your won’t dash your foot against a stone. Well first of all, is Satan is leading you to the HEIGHTS of the TEMPLE (You) he hasn’t taken you into the Kingdom of God now has he. This is another great temptation that our Carnal Nature tries to convince us with, that we can have revelation and still live like the “devil” so to speak. That we can continue on in a sinful/ignorant life without our WALK being hurt. Foot dashed against a stone. (Our walk/message/gospel WON’T be dashed by the law) BECAUSE WE ARE NOW UNDER GRACE. This is what we see being taught in Church today. And the SATAN within us (God’s ADVERSARY) – The Flesh is at enmity (Opposed) to the spirit – our carnal nature (who we have believed ourselves to be) tries to convince us we can still live a life of cursing, attacking, backbiting, cheating, stealing, lying, etc. and we won’t be hurt.

Remember in all points we are tempted the same way. The Lust of the eyes, the Lust of the Flesh, the Pride of Life. We saw it when Eve first ate of the FRUIT (what man’s carnal knowledge of what is good and what is evil produces = fruit) when we worship the Knowledge of good and evil, instead of worshipping the LIFE OF CHRIST.

So many forget, that Jesus’ journey is a symbol of our journey. “As he is so are we in this world” 1 John. So just like Jesus, he was baptized by RELIGION (less than the least in the Kingdom) as are we. But after his testing, he NEVER baptized a single person, not one.

So, I am not saying being literally baptized is a bad thing. For many it is the beginning of a wonderful journey, as it was for me. But I AM saying, it is NOT OF GOD, but of MEN. And totally not necessary for salvation. The only two things we are instructed to do by Jesus, was to Love God, and Love Others, and the only way to do this is to confess the Name (nature) of Christ (power and wisdom of God).

First we understand God carnally, then spiritually. ADAM is 1st, then Christ last. Our journey starts with seeing God as a distant angry God who will punish us endlessly, our journey ends knowing God as a Son knows a loving Father, that you and the Father are one.

Now remember spiritual birth is a process just like physical birth, and even after you rise out the grave (your vain imaginings and false beliefs) Like Lazarus coming out of the grave, you still have grave-clothes (dead beliefs) to get rid off… And if you are getting Baptized at a literal man-made church it’s probably a good call that you are far away from being truly Born Again, although, like I said the good news is, the process most likely has begun! But unfortunately many believe this “man-made” doctrine of BAPTISM is the ONLY WAY to be saved. Many denominations like those in the “Church of Christ” seem to have built their entire faith around it.

Now I’m about to make a bold proclamation here. So forgive me if it offends, but it doesn’t make it any less true. When the Pharisees asked Jesus if he be of God or not, he asked them a specific question about John the Baptist.

Matthew 21: 24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 26But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

Many can’t answer this question, much less the religious leaders of Jesus’ day. Here is the reason. If they say John’s literal baptism is off Heaven then why aren’t they doing it? If they say its man-made, they are scared because SO MANY think literal water Baptism is of God.

Well, I’m not going to be like those Pharisees, I’m going to tell you plainly what this water Baptism is after… IT IS AFTER MEN, IT IS MAN MADE, IT IS A VAIN TRADITION! It is NOT from HEAVEN, but from the EARTH (soulish realm)

I know this may come as a shock for some of you, but here is why WE MUST understand if John’s Baptism is of GOD or MEN. If you CAN’T tell the difference between a carnal traditional symbol and the Truth, then you CAN’T know the TRUTH OF CHRIST.

Matthew 21: 27And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

If you can’t tell the difference between MAN MADE DOCTRINE AND TRADITION you can NOT KNOW THE THINGS AND AUTHORITY OF GOD. It is as simple as that.

Now, I’ll show you why I know the baptism of John is of MEN, and not of God.

1) John NEVER entered the KINGDOM. He was less than the least in the Kingdom of God. Which means John the Baptist NEVER entered into the true REIGN OF HEAVEN. He was under the LAW. He could not bring a teaching from HEAVEN if he NEVER entered into the heights of its understanding. This is why he was in the wilderness and not the land of promise.

Luke 7:28
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Clearly, we see here, John is a picture of the religious man. The greatest of men, but worse than the least in the KINGDOM OF GOD. He never entered into the Kingdom. This is why John fasted often and Christ didn’t. This is why John lost faith and didn’t know if Jesus was Christ or not when he was in prison. John condemned, Jesus never condemned. John was in the wilderness, Jesus was in the Promise. John was under Law, Jesus was under grace and truth.

Now if you can’t tell what is a man-made doctrine, then how are you to know the authority and truth of Christ?

So I will answer Jesus’ question to the Pharisees. The Baptism of John was OF MANKIND! A VAIN TRADITION, but a powerful SYMBOL of what is to come.

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Ever wonder why Jesus NEVER BAPTIZED with water? AND – Jesus came to ONLY do the WILL OF THE FATHER! If it was the will of the Father to Baptize, Jesus would have, as he could only do God’s will.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to DO THE WILL OF HIM that sent me, and to finish his work.

If it was God’s will to literally baptize men and women in literal water, he would have done it. But he DIDN’T. Jesus ONLY did the things he heard our Father told him to do. And to FINISH the complete work of God.

Jesus came from God to DO GOD’S WILL. Now, if Jesus NEVER LITERALLY BAPTIZED WITH WATER, and literal water BAPTISM is the will of God and NOT a MAN MADE TRADITION than Jesus didn’t finish the work, and did NOT do the WILL of He who sent him… But we know JESUS DID fulfill God’s will, and the work is COMPLETE.

John 19:30
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

AND JESUS NEVER ONCE BAPTIZED OR FASTED! BTW, fasting is a symbol of going without the word of God/bread and water of life. Once again not a man-made tradition that is take literally. If you enter the Kingdom (rule) of God, and understand the TRUTH you will always be filled, in within you a well of LIFE GIVING WATER (TRUTH) SPRINGS.

John 4:2
Though Jesus himself BAPTIZED NOT, but his disciples.

So if Jesus did the ENTIRE WORK and WILL of God, and DID NOT BAPTIZE then one can simply deduce that THE BAPTISM OF JOHN is NOT FROM GOD!

WOW JACOB! DID YOU ACTUALLY WRITE THAT? Yes, I did. Can’t believe it myself, mainly because this essay was supposed to be about NAAHAM. But, like every one of these essays I go where I am led, call it spiritual A.D.D.

Now, am I saying we should just stop literal water baptism? Well I’m not about to declare anything. God gave SAUL into the hands of DAVID to kill, and David WAITED.I AM NOT GOING TO SLEY SAUL (religious thinking) God will and is. However, for me and my house I will serve the Lord. My wife in particular was never baptized the way many in Christianity have been baptized. Does that mean she is NOT SAVED? Of course not, what a foolish thing to say, or think, Jesus died once for all.

Look there was a time people believed if they didn’t literally circumcise their children on the 8th day, they weren’t “saved”. However we see that ABRAHAM was justified by his FAITH long before his literal circumcision. A man is NOT justified by his works, but by his FAITH. And it is impossible to please God without it.

And in the new testament, we learn that literal circumcision was only a symbol, and not to be taken literally.

Romans 2 28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

You see, it is not of WORKS (what we physically do) but what GOD does. We are NOT justified or saved by ANYTHING WE DO.

Galatians 2:16
Knowing that a man is NOT justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Let me briefly explain what a LAW is in a nutshell. A LAW is something that you are told you HAVE TO DO OR ELSE. Now the LAW is good, but we are NOT justified by the LAW, but by FAITH. The LAW shows us, we can’t WORK OUR WAY to GOD.

A literal BAPTISM is a WORK of MANKIND. As John brought it and JOHN was the LAW MAN. Saying do this or do that, or else.

CHRIST baptizes with FIRE (THE SPIRIT). Now we saw many of Jesus’ disciples baptizing, but Paul didn’t, he never worried about such things. He understood it was a symbol, and he said, we should LEAVE THESE THINGS to move unto the PERFECTION in Christ.

Notice again, what PAUL calls DEAD WORKS. (death = ignorance/carnal beliefs)

Hebrews 6 1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; NOT laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2Of the doctrine of BAPTISMS, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Dead/Ignorance Works = Baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment (In the Literal sense of course)

Now, look if you are getting literally Baptized good for you. I was, when I was scared that I would burn forever if I got hit by a car and died and wasn’t literally baptized. You see FEAR drove me to do this, it has nothing to do with what God wanted, it had everything to do with what that proud ignorant Pastor wanted. This is why when you ask many “Christian” leaders how their service went they answer, “We had one hundred salvations this morning. We led hundreds to the Lord, Praise God!” They say. Foolish, Vain, Arrogant, and Deceived. And most can’t even see this, even though the scripture is clear.

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

Look it’s not a bad thing to get water baptized. I’m not saying don’t do it. Do what you feel led or pressured to do. Either way, it tells me you want to know God for one reason or another. THANK GOD FOR THAT! But don’t you dare think, you, or your Pastor has done something to help SAVE YOU!

John 15:16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

When we enter the absolute faith that God is in complete control, we enter into God’s rest. When we cease our labor and effort and rely only on God, when we stop believing there are things we NEED TO DO, as opposed to letting patience have its perfect work then we will be in union with the truth/Christ (Then we will be CONFESSING CHRIST). Then we will know the peace that has alluded us for so long.

The problem is, people refuse to GIVE UP the IGNORANT belief that they are in control. They say, YOU MUST DO THIS, YOU MUST DO THAT!

Religion just adds fuel to this fire. It gives you, and teaches you, a list of do’s and don’ts that you MUST FOLLOW or else. But you will NEVER enter God’s rest in this system of thought. You will always fail, because your WORKS are DEAD.

Hebrew 3 10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 12Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

The heart of UNBELIEF is the heart that says, MAN SAVES HIMSELF. And literal water baptism is yet another man-made tradition that needs to be understood simply as a symbol, and NOT a NECESSITY!

One day, people will realize that God is in control, not them. When they give up the Reigns for the REIGN (Kingdom) of God, then they will REST! Oh and what a wonderful day this WILL BE.

However, I want to reiterate, to be Born Again from ABOVE is a process, much like a literal pregnancy, it takes time. At first when the word of life (Christ) is conceived (resurrected/risen) within, you may not feel a change, you may be excited (I’m saved, I’m saved) you may scream because some religious leader told you so, but you are far from that moment when CHRIST is TRULY DELIVERED/REVEALED in YOU.

This is a process people. You can’t just say LORD, LORD and enter into the Kingdom (rule/reign) of God, you need to be broken first. You need to be humbled, you need to learn that you are not, and never have been in control. You must find out that the only anti-christ there is, is the anti-christ that is you (who you think you are).You’re ego, your self-will, your SELF is in HELL (ignorance/grave) and Christ is right there WITHIN that HELL, speaking to all of those trapped by their vain imaginings.

Christ is WITHIN THE TEMPLE teaching, DAILY. Christ is IN YOU teaching daily.

Like Joseph and Mary, you will not find CHRIST among your kinsfolk (religion and tradition)… you must RETURN to JERUSALEM (teaching of peace) and then you will learn, that Christ is only about GOD BUSINESS, which is TRUTH and SALVATION. To try to find Christ anywhere outside of the TEMPLE (your heart/mind/within YOU) is an fools errand. The same person is called a thief and a robber. Because you are trying to steal the Kingdom from God.

John 10:1
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 good news is those that ENTER GOD’S REST, the same BECOME THE SHEPARD OF THE SHEEP (Christ) – When you enter in, you become CHRIST as CHRIST becomes YOU.

John 10: 2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

You see CHRIST is the DOOR we enter, and when we enter CHRIST, we become CHRIST.

John 10: 7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

I know this is a hard saying. But look, we become the body of Christ, the mind of Christ, and are given the name of Christ, what is left? Nothing. We must DENY ourselves, we must understand “who we think we are” is not who we are, and we must understand, who we are, is who we have always been. GOD’S CHILD!

Now, here is the good news. God’s will, WILL be done. His WORD will NOT return void, it will accomplish what it was sent into the world (carnal mind and lusts) to do (save). However, to deliver that Christ Child, to manifest that CHILD OF GOD, that IS THE TRUE YOU, hurts!

Through much tribulation we enter the Reign (Kingdom) of God. There are lots of bad habits and formed thoughts/imaginations God needs to break… And so, I am FINALLY going to use this example in 2 KINGS to show how stubborn we all can be.

Because if truth be told, as with every character in scripture. Naaman, is yet another example of us, before coming to the knowledge of the Truth and the Stature of the perfect man.

What I am basically going to do here is take the chapter break it down, hopefully the Lord will open my eyes (understanding) and yours as I do so… So, let’s start shall we?

2 Kings 5
1Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

Let’s start by pointing out that the name NAAMAN means PLEASANTNESS, and he was Captain for the King of SYRIA which means EXALTED. Our Carnal nature loves being exalted, raised above everything else.

NAAMAN is perfect picture of MANKIND today, life on the outside seems perfect, a man of title one who demanded respect, loyalty and service, after all he was IN A PLACE where he was EXHALTED, and his life seemed pleasant. He had power, money, servants, but the man was a LEPER.

Now before going any further, I want to give you the definition of Leprosy: Having or consisting of loose, scurfy SCALES. SCALES? Isn’t that what covered PAUL’S eyes when he was BLIND. Which needed to fall away before he could SEE?

Yes, LEPROUS SCALES are a big problem. And a wonderful ALLEGORY! They saw Leprosy as a DISEASE OF THE FLESH. And isn’t that exactly what we all SUFFER from, the FLESH (carnal mind/pride) – Isn’t that exactly what we ALL need to be delivered from.

So what does scripture say about SCALES? Glad you asked.

Job 41:15
His SCALES are his PRIDE, shut up together as with a close seal.

Aren’t FISH covered in SCALES? Aren’t we supposed to be FISHERS OF MANKIND. Pulling them out of the SEA (IGNORANT WAYS OF THE WORLD)? And do we not, get rid of the scales of the Fish before we can eat it (become one with it)

Yes, SCALES are the CARNAL man’s PRIDE. This is what had to fall away from PAUL’S EYES before he could SEE (Understand the truth of God)

So when we see, many Lepers in scripture Jesus healed. And with new eyes, we see this as a symbol of how the TRUTH of GOD (word) cleanses man’s CARNAL PRIDE (which is a disease of his flesh).

In the process, few want to leave the old wine (carnal understanding) for the new (spiritual understanding). Very few are willing to give up their SELF WILL AND EFFORT. They want to be god themselves. And like NAAMAN they can be pig-headed and proud.

2And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. 3And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

Notice, that the PROPHET of God is what could heal NAAMAN’S leprosy. And what is PROPHESY again?

Revelation 19:10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The Testimony of Jesus is the SPIRIT of PROPHESY. And what was the testimony of Jesus. TO BE BORN AGAIN AND TO WORSHIP GOD! To take on EVERYTHING THAT IS CHRIST.

So this is what heals MANKIND’S LEPROSY, the WORD of God, which is the TRUTH, and with it you are BORN AGAIN! So, truly this is a picture of Man needing to hear the WORD of God (TRUTH) to be healed/saved.

4And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel. 5And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

Like most THE PROUD believe salvation can be bought. Can we say TITHES AND OFFERINGS anyone?

6And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. 7And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

The one ruling ISRAEL at this time. Is a picture of the SOULISH CARNAL man ruling over the CHRIST within. He very much believes he is mortal and can do nothing to heal or save.

8And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel. 9So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

Naaman comes, the proud man comes showing off all his power, and Elisha doesn’t even greet him. Instead a messenger tells Naaman what to do to be saved and healed. But do Naaman listen? Ahhhhhh nope!

11But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

He was upset Elisha didn’t greet him, he was too proud to give up on HIS WATERS (HIS BELIEFS)… He thought he WATERS (THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS) were just fine. Why on Earth should he leave his OLD WINE for this NEW WINE. “THE HECK WITH THIS” Naaman said and took off angry.

How many of us, after being told everything we have believed is wrong would take that joyfully?

13And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather than, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

But a simple servant (greatest of all) pointed out what an arrogant fool he was being. “what can it hurt, he says it can heal you, shouldn’t you at least DIP IN?”

14Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
Seven we know is the number when God FINISHED creation. Naaman, as much as it troubled him, as hard as it was to swallow his pride, said, “I don’t want to be this proud sick leper anymore, I’ll do it.” So he left his OLD WATERS AND WAYS and followed a new voice and a new way. And this CLEANSED HIM. Now notice, his flesh was like a little child. Like Paul, the SCALES FELL AWAY but still he had a childish understanding of the things of God. He still had so far to go, as did Paul. (a child shall lead them)

15And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

Now Naaman understood, there is no GOD in the EARTH (man’s soul) but in ISRAEL (The Christ within)

You see this story is a story we can all learn from. The waters (understanding, teachings) you have bathed in – been immersed in – cannot heal you. Water Baptism and man-made works cannot save you.

So I say, come on over to the Jordan, dip in it seven times, until you are whole.

Step out of BABYLON PEOPLE, ask God to reveal the Truth to you, no matter what you lose. Those that seek to save their life IN THIS WORLD (THE LIFE IN THEIR LUSTS) shall lose it.

Don’t be like NAAHAM, dying of a prideful disease. I know you think your ways and your religious teachers ways are the only way. But I am telling you there is a better way. And that way is to give up your works!

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jacob
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