His Jurisdiction began in the Beginning…(Note: this is a reprint from a blog I have prepared for HISjurisdiction, a website still under construction)

In the Beginning there was GOD

Written by: Skip Barland

October 25, 2012

The name of this website is “HIS Jurisdiction,” and our purpose here is to introduce you to Truth.

What is Truth?

For some people their view of “truth” could be defined as some philosophical perspective or viewpoint; or it could be one’s belief system that has its roots based on some secular or religious perspective; but for us on this website our faith and our belief, as was also the faith and belief of our Founding Fathers, is that “TRUTH” is neither a philosophy nor is it a religion, but it is a Person.

It is our first purpose at HIS Jurisdiction, for those of you who have not yet had an encounter with, or have not yet met this Person, is to introduce you to this One who stands on the stage of history, whose birth even marks the division of our calendar (between B.C. and A.D.) in two sections, B.C. indicating the period before His birth; and A.D. the period after His birth.

This Person was born in a manger, in the city of Bethlehem over 2000 years ago, as a Jewish baby, and His name in Hebrew is: Yahshua Ha ́Mashiach (translated: Saviour the Messiah—Anointed One).

You may know Him as Jesus Christ.

For some He is merely a great philosopher, an historic figure, or a teacher; for others His name is only used in vain, as a profanity; but by His own admission, as He describes Himself in His Word, which is the Bible, He is so much more than any of those things.

Whatever your opinion may be of Him, by His own admission He claimed to be “the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and to be the ONLY access to the Father, both in this life and also in eternity!

John 14:6

 6 Jesus answered, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. The only way to the Father is through me.”

John 10:7-18

Jesus Is the Good Shepherd

 7 So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the door for the sheep. 8 All the people who came before me were thieves and robbers. The sheep did not listen to them.9 I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture. 10 A thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I came to give life—life in all its fullness.

    11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. 12 The worker who is paid to keep the sheep is different from the shepherd who owns them. When the worker sees a wolf coming, he runs away and leaves the sheep alone. Then the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them. 13 The man runs away because he is only a paid worker and does not really care about the sheep.

    14 “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me, 15 just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I give my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not in this flock, and I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd.17 The Father loves me because I give my life so that I can take it back again. 18 No one takes it away from me; I give my own life freely. I have the right to give my life, and I have the right to take it back. This is what my Father commanded me to do.”

Whether you believe it or not, one thing is sure, and that is our Founding Fathers certainly believed that, and they based the formation of our Republic on that Truth; and they also authored our founding documents on that foundation, that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the One true God; and that what we call the Holy Bible is in fact the inherent (without error in the original tongues) and inspired Word of God.

  • Did you know that out of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 27 were ordained ministers and 54 of 56 were solid Christians, and only two were agnostics (not sure of God); and yet those two agnostics are the ones the media always holds up as examples of the faith of the other 54?
  • Did you know that the first English Bible printed in America was ordered by the Congress of the united states, to be used to teach reading in the public schools; did you know the Ten Commandments were posted in all the public schools; and that each of those schools started each day with a prayer to God and also the Pledge of Allegiance to the Republic for the united states?

Like it or lump it that is our history; and yet it is a history that is virtually ignored in our public schools today; and they have even gone as far as to bar the teaching of Biblical principles, and have made it illegal to even have the Ten Commandments posted, let alone taught!

Our present form of “government,” as it exists today, is not a government at all; but rather as of 1871 (The Act of 1871) we have operated as a Corporation, and ever since both our Republic and our U.S. Constitution have been set aside and have remained dormant, until March 30th, 2010, when the Republic for the united states of America was reinhabited.

At one point in our history, just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in a reply to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government our Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

Well the truth is we have not kept our Republic at all; Instead as we look at our history, our country being bankrupt coming out of the Civil War, at the direction of the Rothschild’s Banking Cartel, the forty-first Congress (in 1871) changed our de jure Republic into a Corporation.

“The date is February 21, 1871 and the Forty-First Congress is in session. I refer you to the “Acts of the Forty-First Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62. On this date in the history of our nation, Congress passed an Act titled: “An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia.” This is also known as the “Act of 1871.” What does this mean? Well, it means that Congress, under no constitutional authority to do so, created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, which is a ten mile square parcel of land.”


This de facto U.S. Corporation is definitely NOT the government that our Founding Fathers envisioned and started back in 1776!

It is our purpose on this website to also teach this history, and the necessity of our bringing our nation back to its original de jure (lawful) foundation, as a government of the People, by the People, and for the People; which government is neither a “Democracy,” and nor should it be a “Corporation;” but rather it is a Constitutional Republic!

For those of you who are unclear as to what the difference is between a “Democracy” and a “Constitutional Republic,” we all can remember seeing westerns on TV or in the movies, where a lynch mob has voted to hang some poor cowboy; that is an example of what a “Democracy” is, where the majority rules by popular vote.

Then at the last minute the sheriff comes along and says “NO,” this man is by law entitled to a trial by jury; and so that is an example of what a “Constitutional Republic” is, where the actions of the government hinges and is limited to what is for us the highest law in the land, which is our U.S. Constitution.

Certainly we should be able to understand that in order to have jurisdiction over any realm you must have the power and authority to enforce that jurisdiction; and it is our position that there is no higher authority or power in either heaven or on earth, that is greater than that of the Creator; and since He is our Creator, and we did not create ourselves, it is mandatory, if we want His blessings and favor to rest upon our nation and upon us as individuals, that we pay close attention to the way He has ordained that His children should operate in the earth.

That is also why our Founding Fathers created our Republic and all of our Founding Documents based on the Bible.

Biblical Principles: Basis for America’s Laws




Sovereign authority of God, not sovereignty of the state, or sovereignty of man

Mayflower Compact, Declaration, Constitution, currency, oaths, mention of God in all 50 state constitutions, Pledge of Allegiance

Ex. 18:16, 20:3Dt. 10:202 Chron. 7:14Ps. 83:18, 91:2,Isa. 9:6-7Dan. 4:32Jn. 19:11Acts 5:29Rom. 13:1,Col. 1:15-201 Tim. 6:15

Existence of objective moral values, Fixed standards, Absolute truth, Sanctity of life

Declaration (“unalienable” rights—life, etc., “self-evident” truths)

Ex. 20:1-17Dt. 30:19Ps. 119: 142-152Pr. 14:34Isa. 5:20-21Jn. 10:10Rom. 2:15Heb. 13:8

Rule of law rather than authority of man

Declaration, Constitution

Ex. 18-24Dt. 17:20Isa. 8:19-20Mat. 5:17-18

All men are sinners

Constitutional checks and balances

Gen. 8:21Jer. 17:9Mk. 7: 20-23Rom. 3:231 Jn 1:8

All men created equal


Gen. 1:26Acts 10:34, 17:26Gal. 3:281 Pet. 2:17

Judicial, legislative, and executive branches


Isa. 33:22 (See Madison)

Religious freedom

First Amendment

1 Tim. 2:1-2

Church protected from state control (& taxation), but church to influence the state

First Amendment

Dt. 17:18-201 Kgs. 3:28,Ezra 7:24Neh. 8:21 Sam. 7:15-10:2715:10-312 Sam. 12:1-18Mat. 14:3-4Lk. 3:7-14, 11:52Acts 4:26-29

Republican form of government and warnings against kings but in favor of Godly rulers


Ex. 18:21Dt. 1:13Jud. 8:22-231 Sam. 8Pr. 11:14, 24:6

Importance of governing self and family as first level of governance

First, Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments

Mat. 18:15-18Gal. 5:16-26,1 Cor. 6:1-111 Tim. 3:1-5,Tit. 2:1-8

Establish justice


Ex. 23:1-9Lev. 19:15Dt. 1:17, 16:19-20, 24:17-191 Sam. 8:32 Sam. 8:15,  1 Kings 3:28, 10:9Mic. 6:8,Rom. 13:4

Fair trial with witnesses

Sixth Amendment

Ex. 20:16Dt. 19:15Pr. 24:28, 25:18Mat. 18:16

Private property rights

Fifth Amendment

Ex. 20:15,17

Biblical liberty, Free enterprise


Lev. 25:10Jn. 8:362 Cor. 3:17Gal. 5:1James 1:251 Pet. 2:16

Creation not evolution


Gen. 1:1

Biblical capitalism not Darwinian capitalism (service and fair play over strict survival of the fittest)

Anti-trust laws

Ex. 20:17Mat. 20:26,25:14-302 Thes. 3:6-151 Pet. 2:16

Importance of the traditional family

State sodomy laws, few reasons for divorce

Ex. 20:12,14Mat. 19:1-12,Mk. 10:2-12Rom. 1:18-2:161 Cor. 7:1-40

Religious education encouraged

Northwest Ordinance

Dt. 6:4-7Pr. 22:6Mat. 18:6Eph. 6:4

Servanthood not political power

Concept of public servant

Ex. 18:21Rom. 13:4Php. 2:7

Sabbath day holy

“Blue laws”

Ex. 20:8


Restitution laws

Lev. 6:1-5Num. 5:5-7Mat. 5:23-26


Whatever your belief system is and whatever your opinion may be regarding the existence of God, our history and the above chart will show that our Founding Fathers built our entire Republic, and also they authored our Declaration of Independence and our U.S. Constitution all based on a foundational faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the inherency of His written word, which is the Holy Bible.

We have a lot of opinions that are bantered back and forth about this subject, but the best resource we have in order to correctly discern the truth is to look to the various writings of our Founding Fathers on this subject of the importance of FAITH in God and our obedience to God’s laws in order that we might have a successful continuation of our Republic form of government.

Here are a Few Declarations of our Founding Fathers

and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible

(This list is by no means exhaustive; many other Founders could be included, and even with those who appear below, additional quotes could have been used.)

John Adams


The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.1

The Holy Ghost carries on the whole Christian system in this earth. Not a baptism, not a marriage, not a sacrament can be administered but by the Holy Ghost. . . . There is no authority, civil or religious – there can be no legitimate government but what is administered by this Holy Ghost. There can be no salvation without it. All without it is rebellion and perdition, or in more orthodox words damnation.2

Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company: I mean hell.3

The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.4

Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. . . . What a Eutopia – what a Paradise would this region be!5

I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.6

John Quincy Adams


My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ and I cannot cavil or quibble away [evade or object to]. . . . the whole tenor of His conduct by which He sometimes positively asserted and at others countenances [permits] His disciples in asserting that He was God.7

The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made “bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” [Isaiah 52:10].8

In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.9

Samuel Adams


I . . . [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.10

The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe [Proverbs 18:10]. Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better.11

I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world . . . that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the holy and happy period when the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and the people willingly bow to the scepter of Him who is the Prince of Peace.12

He also called on the State of Massachusetts to pray that . . .

  • the peaceful and glorious reign of our Divine Redeemer may be known and enjoyed throughout the whole family of mankind.13
  • we may with one heart and voice humbly implore His gracious and free pardon through Jesus Christ, supplicating His Divine aid . . . [and] above all to cause the religion of Jesus Christ, in its true spirit, to spread far and wide till the whole earth shall be filled with His glory.14
  • with true contrition of heart to confess their sins to God and implore forgiveness through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior.15

Josiah Bartlett


Called on the people of New Hampshire . . . to confess before God their aggravated transgressions and to implore His pardon and forgiveness through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ . . . [t]hat the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be made known to all nations, pure and undefiled religion universally prevail, and the earth be fill with the glory of the Lord.16

For the rest of the list, click on this link: http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=8755

So what is your response to all of this and how do you stand in your faith; in your relationship with your Creator?

Whether or not you will believe what I am about to say will be predicated upon whether or not you believe, as did our Founding Fathers and countless other Christians down through the centuries, that the Bible is truly the inherent Word of God?

This message of the Gospel was much too important to leave it to happenstance, so God has given us the Holy Bible to be, not just the foundation of our Faith, in giving us doctrines and reproofs for correction, but also it is our roadmap, a book of instructions, left here on earth, in order to show us the way to Salvation, and to give us direction in our life, as to what God expects of us.

As you can see from the above video, God has provided us with many proofs as to whether or not the Bible is in fact the inspired Word of God; but the greatest proof of all, as to whether this is true or not, will be had when you actually begin to read it and apply it to your life.

This is the path that the Bible tells us to take, through the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, in order that we may know that we have eternal life (1 John 5:13); that we have been forgiven of our sins, and are now reconciled back into God’s family.

This message and this truth applies to every individual who has ever lived, or ever will live.

The Bible says that every man will one day have to stand before his creator and give an account of the life they lived while on earth.

For the unsaved that judgment is called the “White Throne Judgement.”

The Bible tells us that ONLY those who have accepted the Gospel’s message of Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ will be exempted from this “White Throne Judgment.

As illustrated in this picture (below), for those who have accepted the Gospel and have been born-again, Jesus’ substitutionary and propitious sacrifice and atonement on Calvary’s cross paid the price for their estrangement and their sin; which is the only means of salvation that is available to anyone.

The Bible says that Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

To deny this gift is to have to be accountable for your own sins without the benefit of a Saviour, and believe me you don’t want to be in that position!

But God being the fair and just God that He is, if you have chosen of your own free will and volition to live your entire life having either rejected or having ignored the Gospel’s invitation for reconciliation, then God will not force that on you in eternity, after you die; and so it will be your choice to face eternity alone, without benefit of God’s forgiveness that can only be had through faith in Jesus Christ.

So then, the question is, what must I do to be Saved?

To start with, you must realize that you are a sinner.

It matters not how good, bad, or indifferent you have been in your lifetime, the Bible is very clear on this point, that we have ALL fallen short and have missed God’s requirements and standards for reconciliation apart from our standing in grace by faith, under the covering and shelter of our one and only Saviour, Jesus Christ.

This is not just man’s opinion, and it’s not just my opinion, or that of any particular denomination or religion, but rather this is what God has said and has written in His Word; and since He alone is God, He gets to make the rules.

And so this is where the road home begins for ALL of us:

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10

“… for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23

 Realize you will face JUDGEMENT because of your sins.

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE JUDGEMENT:” Hebrews 9:27

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:12-15

 Realize you CAN NOT save yourself.

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; …” Isaiah 64:6

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, …” Titus 3:5

 Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins.

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, …” 1 Peter 2:24
“… Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,” Revelation 1:5

 Simply receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal Savior

“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:” John 1:12

“…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:30,31

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Salvation is trusting and receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior. It’s trusting in the fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary to pay for your sins! It’s realizing there is absolutely nothing whatsoever you can do to save yourself and completely trusting in Jesus Christ to save you! It’s not any church that saves. It’s not baptism, not good works, not sacraments, not repenting, not praying through, not enduring to the end, not living a good life, IT’S NOT ANYTHING YOU CAN DO!

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is the gift of God:
NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Now isn’t that plain?


Are you now ready to make a commitment?

Then pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.

Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary and paying for my sins. I come to you now, Lord, just as You said in Your Word, the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.

If you just prayed that prayer, according to the Word of God YOU ARE SAVED! HALLELUJAH!

You say, but I don’t feel any different. Guess what? Your salvation does not depend on your feeling. It ALL depends on doing what God SAID!

God said if you receive and trust in Jesus Christ you are saved. Notice it does NOT say you “might” or “could” be saved, but “shall be saved”. YOU ARE SAVED!

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED. Romans 10:13

Didn’t you just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Look at what John 3:36 says! It says you HATH EVERLASTING LIFE! Not “maybe” or “hope so”  BUT HATH… meaning YOU ARE SAVED!

He that believeth on the Son HATH EVERLASTING LIFE: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36

Friend, if you prayed the prayer and received Jesus Christ YOU ARE SAVED! You did what God said AND GOD CANNOT LIE!

In hope of eternal life, which God, THAT CANNOT LIE, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2

What to do next?

1. Start reading the Bible. Read the gospel of John. Then read the New Testament. Then start in Genesis and read the whole Bible. And when you finish the whole Bible start over again. Read your Bible every day. Three chapters a day (about 10 minutes) will read it through in a year.

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4

2. Start a prayer life. You say, I don’t know how to pray. Just talk to God like you do anybody else. There’s no use to get pious and pomp before the Lord, He knows all about you anyway. Get a notebook and start a prayer list. Put down your friends and loved ones that need to be saved. Pray for both the de facto U.S. Corporation and for the Republic; pray for  our current interim president, James Timothy Turner; pray for our country, for a great awaking to fall upon the church, and for revival to spread across our land.

If you have any needs, whatever they may be, health, financial, marriage problems, it doesn’t matter, ask God to help you. Pray about EVERYTHING. Open the door of the day (morning) with prayer and lock the night with prayer. You can not pray too much. In your day by day activities pray. At work pray. Driving in the car pray. Wherever and whenever pray. Decide that prayer is going to be your life-long friend.

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

3. Tell somebody about Jesus. Go tell someone when you get through reading this that you just got saved. Tell your family. Tell your friends. Tell the world! Try to find someone everyday you can tell about Jesus.

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:42

4. Fellowship with other Christians. Find you a local Bible-Believing church.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25


This is an open forum where we look into and investigate the Rhema Mysteries of God's Word; and also other issues of importance for our day and time.

2 thoughts on “His Jurisdiction began in the Beginning…(Note: this is a reprint from a blog I have prepared for HISjurisdiction, a website still under construction)”

    1. Hi Tibor,

      Not to worry, you are in good company. I also used to be a heathen as well, as one who had no knowledge of and had not yet been introduced to the God of the Bible.

      I was even raised in the church; baptized as an infant, and confirmed at age 13, at which time I stopped going to church. I guess I figured I made the club.

      I also had a hard time relating to all those Bible stories about this man, Jesus, who lived 2000 years ago, and did all these miracles; when I and others need to see and experience them today.

      This is true for ALL of us, Tibor, in that we don’t know what we don’t know, until we are taught; and so how can you believe in something or someone unless you first are introduced and have an encounter with Him?

      I have had that introduction and I have since both seen and experienced miracles in my own life.

      I found out that belief in Jesus, and being a Christian, is far more than being religious and going to church on Sunday, rather it’s about first having a viable and real relationship with a sentient Being who happens to be both our Creator and God.

      I’ll have to tell you my story some day if you’re interested?

      In the meantime I hope you won’t mind if I keep you in my prayers, because what God has done for me, He also will do for you.

      In the meantime I enjoy your company and I like talking to you, as one who is a former heathen. 🙂

      Looking forward to seeing you soon at the Cafe.

      Bless you,


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