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The Three Little Pigs
Mary Jane Sears
Long ago there was an old sow who produced three little pigs. They grew up and were eating her out of their pigsty. They ate just like little pigs. It was time for the three brothers to go out in the world and make their own way. The first pig was quite lazy and didn't like to put much effort into anything. He met a man who sold him some straw and advised him that it wasn't the best material to build a house. The pig couldn't be bothered with listening to wisdom and just wanted to get a roof over his head so he could take a nap. Within a very short time the straw house was thrown together and looked like a grass hut. Along came the neighborhood wolf and he said, let me in little pig. The pig answered, not by the hair of my chinny chinny chin; you are the wolf and you can't come in. The wolf proceeded to huff and puff and blew the house away and devoured the first little pig. It's a dangerous world out there.
The second little pig met a man who offered to sell him some cheap wood and advised him that it wasn't of a good enough quality to build a house. But the pig was stingy with his money and bought the cheap wood anyway. The house was sloppily put together like twigs and soon the pig was ready for his nap. Along came the neighborhood wolf and he said, let me in little pig. The pig answered, not by the hair of my chinny chinny chin; you are the wolf and you can't come in. The wolf proceeded to huff and puff and blew the house away and devoured the second little pig. Things don't seem to be getting any better.
The third little pig met a man who had some good brick that cost the pig most of his money. He took his time building the brick house, brick by brick. Soon it was completed and he was quite happy. All his hard work and effort gave him satisfaction. Along came the neighborhood wolf and he said, let me in little pig. The pig answered, not by the hair of my chinny chinny chin; you are the wolf and you can't come in. The wolf proceeded to huff and puff away at the house, but it was all in vain. The house remained standing. The wolf was very angry.
The wolf devised a plan to get his next meal, which of course was the third little pig. He was quite fond of pork chops, ham and bacon. The wolf invited the pig to go with him to Mr. Jones' turnip patch at six o'clock the next morning. However the pig went at five o'clock in the morning and returned to make turnip pie. The wolf came at six o'clock and was very angry, as well as very hungry, especially when he sniffed the pie in the oven. He didn't get to bring home the bacon and He realized he hadn't been able to trick the pig, either.
The wolf then invited the little pig to Mr. Smith's apple orchard at five o'clock the next morning. The pig rose up early and went to the orchard and seeing the wolf coming, he jumped into an apple barrel and rolled right towards the wolf. The wolf was frightened and ran from it. Arriving again at the pig's brick house, the wolf told him about his escape from the rolling barrel. The pig laughed as he told him that he was inside of it. This made the wolf furious. How was he going to get the pig for his dinner, he thought. I'll climb up on the roof and come through the chimney, schemed the wolf.
Hearing the wolf up on the roof, the pig quickly boiled a pot of water and placed it under the chimney. The wolf shimmied down the chimney right into the waiting pot which was quickly covered over with a heavy lid. Dinner that night was boiled wolf. The third pig ate like a pig. Life was good, not perfect, but good. Now how can we relate this story to the Bible? Bet you think I can't do it. One pig built his house of straw which we could liken to empty religious works. The second pig built his house of sticks which we could liken to good works for humanity. Wood typifies humanity in Scripture.
The third pig built his house of bricks, which was a good start. I liken this house to those who have received the Holy Spirit, maybe cleaned up their pigsty, have enough knowledge to lead a good life and manage to keep the wolf at bay. But just like the pig in our story, his outer surroundings and knowledge that he acquired and used, was still not enough to make him anything other than a pig who lived well.
The Lord requires that there be a change in us. Job speaks of waiting for his change to come. The Lord says He doesn't change. So guess who has to change to come into His image? What do we have to change? We have to change or exchange our carnal minds for the mind of Christ. Not an easy task! I'm sure you've heard that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Another way of saying this is you can't have the mind of Christ woven together with your personality if you prefer to remain a pig. The material that we are made of doesn't qualify us to be the house that God wants built within us. Our material is physical and God works out of His own spiritual substance.
When I first started this story I was undecided whether to call it The Three Little Pigs or "Swine-skins And Wineskins." Swine-skins are what we are in our physical body. We are the untouchables. We are unclean in the sight of a Holy God. That's why flesh and blood can't enter into the Kingdom of God. It is of another kingdom. There are those who are trying to get into the Kingdom of God without shedding their pigskin. They want to take it with them. But the Lord says, no way. You either do it His way or in no way are you coming into the Kingdom of God. Why can't we enter in, in these animal bodies? This animal kingdom was never intended to come into being and our Heavenly Father does not want it to continue, so He sent Jesus to make a way of escape for us. That's another story in itself.
There are those in the occult world who are trying to spiritually ascend in the wrong timeline. The Scripture says they are thieves. They will not enter in because they are using the wrong door. The only door the Father has made is Jesus the Christ. Either you come in that door or you don't come in. There are rules in Father's House. There are rules for ascending in Christ as well. In the occult world, the highest level of ascension is signified by the swine. It is the epitome of a foul stench in the nostrils of God. It is anything but a sweet smelling savor unto the Lord. On the other hand our unclean swine nature being sacrificed on the altar is a sweet smelling sacrifice in His sight. It is sweet incense to Him. Only when our animal nature or mind is sacrificed can we truly worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth as He desires. That's saying to us that without the mind of Christ in us, we are worshiping in unclean, unacceptable flesh and our worship is a lie and in vain; utterly worthless, utterly useless and fit only for the dung hill.
There are some who are spiritually ascending in swine-skins rather than in new wineskins as the Lord has directed. A new wineskin is the mind of Christ matured in a new creation man. Jesus said you can't enter into the kingdom with the old wineskin because in reality it is swine-skin. The old wineskin is our carnal mind contained in this filthy flesh. No matter how you wash it, put a bow on it, or perfume it; it still stinks. It is unclean as the scripture tells us. Swine was not to be touched by the people of God. In other words, no animals allowed in the Kingdom of God. The priests in the Old Testament killed and sacrificed the animals on the altar. It was symbolic of our animal nature that has to be killed and sacrificed. Jesus, the pattern Son, fulfilled this requirement as an example for us. He killed the carnal mind He was born with by spiritually starving and subduing it, and then allowed His physical body that had contained it, to be sacrificed.
He rose from the dead because He had overcome His carnal mind while in His flesh. Jehovah looked upon the dead carcass and saw only His own reflection in Jesus, which was the mind of Christ and caused Him to arise as the first born of the new creation man. Jesus, the Christ, is the Head that is still awaiting His body. The Son of man has no place to lay His head, He said. The body is coming together though. Our Heavenly Father is knitting us new wineskins in the form of our Christ mind and we will soon shed these pigskins forever more. We will contain His mind and become a son in the Kingdom of God, just as He originally planned back before this unclean physical and animal creation came into being. That's also another story.
Did you ever meditate upon the story of Jesus in chapter 5 of the book of Mark where the King James Translation says Jesus cast the demons out of a man and sent them into the swine?
What really was happening was that the man had begged Jesus to cleanse him from the torment he was experiencing because he was in the highest place of false ascension, and unable to get out. It's called the seventh (completed) energy center and it's symbol is the swine. Some people ascend to that high place of evil spiritual ascension (mountain) via the occult and evil works. Still others ascend to that place via the good side of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They do it through prideful works and religious ritual. But our good works and rituals done out of our carnal minds is as filthy rags to our Heavenly Father. Our self righteousness is not acceptable to Him. No matter how these people ascend spiritually in this false timeline, the fact of the matter is they are still pigs or swine when they arrive there. They're still a herd of swine. They are still in their animal nature with carnal minds and they are unclean in the sight of God.
Wild boars or hogs in the natural are very dangerous. A hedge hog or a hedge pig is an Old World nocturnal insectivorous mammal having both hair and spines that they present outwardly by rolling themselves up like a porcupine would. It is defined as a military defensive stronghold or obstacle like barbed wire is. The Scripture in Matthew 7:6 warns us not to cast our pearls before spiritual swine because they will trample us under their feet (put us under their authority) and then turn on us and rend us. Pearls typify wisdom in Christ. To rend, means to do violence to those in Christ by tearing apart their hair and clothing as a sign of anger or insanity. The god of this world wants the anointing energy that hair symbolizes in Scripture, and clothing is symbolic of the woven garment typifying the mind of Christ that is hated by the carnal mind. Those ascended to the high degree of evil that the swine typifies desire to steal our spiritual energy for the purpose of usurping the Kingdom of God. They want to seize, hold and possess unlawful power and authority by force. The god of this world is known in Daniel 11 as the god of forces. Rend also means to pierce with sound. The obscene lyrics and music of popular songs are polluting us like a swine flu. They would kill Christ in us. This is not a video war game that's going on. This is a battle unto death; this is Armageddon and it's happening now even if you don't know about it.
We're up to our necks in slop and what's worse is that most of us haven't the faintest desire to get out of it. We're content as a pig in a pig pen rolling around in the slop. There was a Christian deliverance book written called "Pigs In The Parlor" that addressed our spiritual condition. As a natural example of this spiritual condition, people are actually wallowing in mud baths and "pot belly" pet pigs are being kept in private homes. "We" are the pots of 11 Kings that have death in their bellies. Only the addition of Christ can purify us and make us holy as He is. The prodigal son was made aware that he was indeed a pig eating the slop of the world and dying in the process. He knew his only salvation was to return to his Heavenly Father and come into submission to Him. We would be wise to come to this conclusion as well, don't you think?
The wolf in our story was boiled and consumed. That's an appropriate analogy of what's going to happen to Satan, who is typified by the roaring sea in Scripture. Our Living God, described in Scripture as a consuming fire, is going to boil Satan's sea until she is evaporated. You might say Satan is in a pickle. It's not only her pig's feet that's going to be pickled. A mighty purification process has to take place within us. We're the pots that contain Satan, the poison in our unconscious minds. She has to be dried up and ultimately this mirror world that reflects what's inside of man will be purified as well. The new house or new creation man will be glorious when the Lord is finished with us. He always completes what He begins. He is the Alpha and the Omega; our beginning and our end.
The Lord invites you to come and dine
Don't sit and pine
However you must leave your swine
That's wrapped around your spine
If you want to be mine
Mary Jane Sears