When it comes to Cannabis, prohibitionists always cite the law. Every Christian who ever challenged me regarding whether or not Cannabis is ok cited the law. "It's against the law. End of discussion." ...presuming Jah requires obedience to secular law.
Ok... back to basics. WWJD? Yes, JahShuah obeyed the law. But therein lies the question and the answer: What, exactly, is the law?
A law revered (respected/worshiped - same meaning) is that which controls you. Whatever controls you is the law. That controlling law is your government. Same thing. JahShuah's title is "Lord". This is 'adown in Hebrew, meaning sovereign, i.e. controller (human or divine).
Controller = Law = Government
The first Commandment:
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
(Exodus 20:3, KJV)
"Gods" is the Hebrew word 'elohiym, meaning deity or magistrate. A magistrate is external government. Thou shalt have no external government. Let's see if this aligns with JahSuah's teaching...
The priests of JahShuah's day were looking for a messiah figure to set up a new government; the kingdom of Jah. JahShuah corrected their gross misunderstanding of the kingdom:
And 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*: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21, KJV)
Observation is from Greek parateresis, meaning inspection, i.e. ocular evidence. JahShuah said it isn't observable in this way - via external eyesight - because that's not where the kingdom is located. The kingdom, and it's king, are found within InI. The government of InI, then, is that which reveals the kingdom via inner vision or insight rather than external sight. We must look within to find the kingdom within. This is a matter of confusion (Babylon) for Pharisee types who cannot or will not see.
So why does nearly every government on Earth oppose the use of Cannabis among the people? Prophesy. The prophet Isaiah divined the future (our time) and made it absolutely clear where the government of Jah is found:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7, KJV)
Many have taken this to mean that Jesus, the 2000 year old man, will bear the burden of governing the world someday when he comes again. But who looked to see what is/was actually upon his shoulder? A dove rested upon his shoulder at his baptism indicating the Spirit of peace. Do doves govern mankind? No? What then is the Spirit of peace? Let's look closer...
What is upon the shoulder of any human - standard clothing - is called the yoke. The yoke is the part of the clothing which drapes over the shoulder. JahShuah had a very specific yoke and he told us, The People, directly, bypassing all worldly magistrates:
Take my yoke upon you... and you will find rest in your breath.
English "Spirit" is from Greek (New Testament) and Hebrew (Old Testament) words both literally meaning Breath.
The zeal of the Lord will do this. Hemp is upon his shoulder, and "Zeal" is the Hebrew word qin'ah (kin-aw'), from qana' (kaw-naw') - a varient in Hebrew for Canna, that is, Cannabis: the Spirit, that is, the Breath of Peace.
Cannabis (Hemp; Ganja, Weed, Marijuana) is the yoke of JahShuah; that which governs him; that which yokes him, and InI, to Jah. It yokes InI to the kingdom within allowing us to perceive whatever Jah has to say to InI. Thus, Cannabis itself is the very government of Jah: that which yokes InI to the kingdom within so that we know the true law for ourselves; Jah law; Natural law; the only law. According to the First Commandment, this alone is to govern InI.
Did JahShuah agree?
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. (John 5:19, KJV)
Sons (and daughters) do only what they see the Father doing, not what they see the local magistrate doing. And this knowledge is not seen or acquired externally via the magistrate's realm. The kingdom is found within via insight, and Cannabis is the yoke which takes Ini within to reveal it.
Cannabis is incense. Even the simple definition of the Hebrew word for incense reveals the focus:
"Incense" is from qatar (H6999), meaning to smoke, i.e. turn into fragrance by fire (especially as an act of worship), identical with qatar (H7000), meaning: to inclose. To INclose.
...that is, to enter the kingdom within (and thus be guided by Jah alone).
This is why worldly governments fear Cannabis. Cannabis IS the government... of the Most High (also a revealing expression) for your mind.
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees (the folks currently in false charge) a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles (with his magic weed). If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans (external government) shall come and take away both our place and nation. ...Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death (effecting Prohibition). (John 11:47-53, KJV)
The took counsel together to murder the Son. Where is the Son?
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; (Isaiah 51:12, KJV)
Overstand. Cannabis is the government of JahShuah; the government of Jah; the Spirit of peace. His religious mandate is Take my yoke upon you.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
against such there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23, KJV)
Because there is no higher authority.
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