Part 1 In the Beginning

By James Oliver Near

08/07/2017

I was out for one of my walks and as I was walking, a thought came to me about “In the Beginning” and John 1 came to my mind, it states this . John 1:1- 3 In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.

Look at what was said here and may the spirit lead you to understanding.

1) In the beginning, the Word existed. (That means the word was already there).

2) the Word was with God (This word was together with God (Elohim) “I and My Father are ONE”

3) He existed in the beginning with God (He was one with God) This is empathized two times.

4) the Word was God (This tells me that Jesus is God)

5) Through him (the Word) all things were made (God [Elohim]

6) and apart from him (the Word) nothing was made that has been made.

Let's look at Genesis Gen 1:1 In the beginning, God created the universe. ISV

So this being has to be (The Word ) John 1 3 Through him (the Word) all things were made, and apart from him (the Word) nothing was made that has been made. It was Jesus Christ who said, these words “Let there BE” To me this is proof that in the beginning it was the WORD who created ALL THINGS

John 1:1 - 3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2 He was in the beginning with Elohim. 3 All came to be through Him, Footnote: a Eph 3:9, Col 1:16, Heb 1:2, Heb 11:3, 2Pe 3:5, Psa 33:6 TS2009

Let look at the footnotes and see if that will help our understanding?

Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: KJV

Eph 3:9 and to make all see how this secret is administered, which for ages past has been hidden in Elohim who created all through יהושע Messiah,b Footnote: b See Joh 1:3.TS2009

Eph 3:9 and to make clear what is God’s way of working out that hidden purpose which from the first has been concealed in the mind of the Creator of all things; OEBus

I can see here in Ephesians the following 1) make ALL men see 2) the fellowship of the mystery from the beginning 3) this was hid in God who created ALL THINGS and that would be Jesus Christ the word.

What was hidden in God? It was the Eternal Purpose in which God (the Father) purposed in and through Jesus Christ. as stated in Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Col 1:16 For by him (Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: This verse helps prove that Jesus, (the Creator) did the creating in Geneses.

Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

2 Pet 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Ps 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. In Genesis does it not say that God said or spoke and it was so.

If we can only wrap our minds around that. And that can only be done by the Holy Spirit of Christ in you. If we try to understand with our carnal mind we will fall so short of the truth. With this I concede that the Word created all that we know. And the Word who is Jesus Christ had an ETERNAL PLAN of the Father which he was to bring into being.

As part of that plan God was creating Himself through us and that is what is said in Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: I see a few things here. 1) God said. 2) Let US meaning that the Word was talking to the Father & the Host, as he brought forth Adam to fulfill or According to the eternal purpose which he (the Father) purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: The Eternal purpose is simple to see here. make man in our image, after our likeness That is the plan of God to make US into His IMAGE & LIKENESS to me this means we will be like God or we will become a co-God with the Father & Jesus Christ. For Jesus is ONE with the Father & Jesus said we are ONE with him. 1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

What is that Image & Likeness ? You have to think in spirit. And here is the answer as stated in John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Here is the very plan truth of what God is Spirit. So ask yourself what is God's Image & Likeness? That is self evident!

The Host

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them”. Who are the Host? As stated above. H6635 צָבָא tsaba' (tsaw-ɓaw') n-m. צְבָאָה tsba'ah (tseɓ-aw-aw') [feminine] 1. a mass of persons.

In my mind this HOST is spoken about in Job 38:7 “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” All of the spirit sons or children of God were there in the Beginning. And Job 38:21 “Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?” It is hard to wrap our minds around that.

In the beginning we all walked with God you can see that through the spirit in Job 38:7 “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” And if we look at Job 38:21 “Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?” You can only make since of this through the spirit. This tells me that all that God (the Word) brought forth included US. So in Gen 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man (Adam) in our image, after our likeness:” All of us were in the US all of us understood the plan. Why do I say that, because we ALL shouted for JOY! In Job 38:7. Gen 2:1 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” The word host means a mass of persons. This would back up Job 38:7 “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

Why we Had to Learn Wisdom & Understanding

I believe one can have knowledge but at the same time not the understanding of how to use that knowledge. When we were with God “when ALL THE SONS OF GOD SHOUTED FOR JOY.” We had all knowledge, but we did not have the wisdom nor understanding of that knowledge . It is the understanding that makes knowledge use full.

Look at this Prov 1:2 “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; “

Prov 3:19 “The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.” You see wisdom & understanding is the working knowledge that we LEARN OVER TIME!

knowl·edge (nŏl′ĭj) n.

1. The state or fact of knowing: Humans naturally aspire to knowledge.

2. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study: has great knowledge of these parts; has only limited knowledge of chemistry.

3. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned: the extraordinary knowledge housed in the library.

4. Archaic Carnal knowledge.

wis·dom (wĭz′dəm) n.

1. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.

2. Common sense; good judgment: "It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things" (Henry David Thoreau).

3.

a. The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge: "In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations" (Maya Angelou).

b. Wise teachings of the ancient sages.

4. A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.

5. Wisdom Bible Wisdom of Solomon.

un·der·stand·ing (ŭn′dər-stăn′dĭng) n.

1.

a. The ability by which one understands; intelligence: concepts that are beyond the understanding of a child.

b. The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension: Do you have much understanding of calculus? See Synonyms at reason.

2. Individual or specified judgment or outlook; opinion: In my understanding, this is a good plan.

3. A usually implicit agreement between two or more people or groups: an understanding between neighbors over late-night noise.

4. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy: Can't you show some understanding for the poor child?

Adj. Characterized by or having good sense or compassion: an understanding teacher.

You can see by the definitions of the words, Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding all go hand in hand with the plan of God. I will say the best knowledge is experience! As it were the School of hard knocks. Universities teach knowledge in the form of theory. A lot of head knowledge with out the experience to go with it. Other words a working understanding of that knowledge.

When we go through such things as Testing, Trials, Purging, Refining, as through fire. We gain not only Knowledge but Wisdom & Understanding. So that is why we had to be lowered to our present state of being. You might say we were never lowered. But I disagree with you on this. And here is why.

Why were we lowered?

Heb 2:5 18For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7 Thou made him a little lower than the angels; thou crowned him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctified and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church (note: the church is the temple, which is what we are)will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”

Rom 8:19 - 23 “For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travails in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”

Eph 1:4 - 5 “According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”

Eph 1:17 – 19 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that all of you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”

We can see in the above verses that Creation was lowered by God, but was subjected in Hope. And that would be returning to our prior state with God spirit. For we know this. 1Cor 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption”. I repeat Flesh & Blood Cannot Cannot Cannot inherit (Or enter) the kingdom of God. Why God's Kingdom is Spirit! We need to be Re-Member back to that Kingdom.

When did the lowering happen?

Gen 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” I want to make a point here the word [them] has been added and does not belong it the text.

To answer that look at Gen 2:1 – 7 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. “

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” The word host means a mass of persons. This would back up Job 38:7 “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” The word host means a mass of persons.

H6635 צָבָא tsaba' (tsaw-ɓaw') n-m. צְבָאָה tsba'ah (tseɓ-aw-aw') [feminine] 1. a mass of persons.

Gen 2: 5 “there was not a man to till the ground.” Up to this point there was no human or physical man. Why Because John 4: 24 God is a Spirit: What I am saying is Adam in Gen 1: 26 was made in the Image & Likeness of God. And therefore Spirit. We do not see any physical man & woman or children until 4th Chapter of Genesis.

Gen 2:7 LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life At this point man became a living soul. Why did he become a living Soul, which had the the breath of life in side of him that is spirit. For if anything does not have the spirit of life from God, then it does not exists. That is where life comes from, it is the spark that flows through out a living thing. Be it plant, animal, insect, human, or creeping thing.

living (living) adj

1. a. possessing life; not dead

b. (as collective noun preceded by the): the living.

2. having the characteristics of life (used esp to distinguish organisms from nonliving matter)

3. currently in use or valid: living language.

4. seeming to be real: a living image.

Did you see having the characteristics of life, and seeming to be real.

soul (sōl) n.

1. a. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.

b. This part of a human when disembodied after death.

soul (səʊl) n

1. (Theology) the spirit or immaterial part of man, the seat of human personality, intellect, will, and emotions, regarded as an entity that survives the body after death.

2. (Theology) Christianity the spiritual part of a person, capable of redemption from the power of sin through divine grace

3. the essential part or fundamental nature of anything

What we are seeing here is a different type of body here. Gen 2:7 “LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life At this point Adam had a different form which was of DUST and became a living soul in which Christ put that essential part in man (the Breath of Life) which is spirit. This made Adam a temple which God dwells in. Paul tells us in 1Cor 15:44 “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.“

Which came first? That is stated in John 4:24 “God Is SPIRIT!” That is what came first. I know many well argue that point. But in the Beginning“ Gen 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him.” So that is the spiritual body that Paul spoke of. Is this what we will be raised back to? Paul stated it this way. 1Cor 15:42 - 44 “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”

Why does Paul state. First there is a question it is 1Cor 15:35 “Some one, however, may ask ‘How do the dead rise? and in what body will they come? 20cNT

1Cor 15:35 - 37 “But some one will say––How, are the dead raised? and, with what kind of body, do they come? EBR That is the subject! And what is Paul's' answer to that question. 36 Simple one! What, thou, sowest, is not quickened,(made alive) except it die; Paul is telling us that the natural has to die! 37 And, what thou sowest, not the body that shall come into existence, “

The State of Spirit

Gen 2:18 - 20 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

We are not told how long Adam was in this state before Eve came on the scene. During this time Adam named all the animals that the Lord God brought to him. We need to remember that Adam has one with God at this time & had ALL Knowledge of God. But Adam did not have the UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO USE THAT KNOWLEDGE!

We Are

So what are you? Since all came out of or from the Creator, then we are Creator's for we are what the Creator is. And that is Spirit. John 4:24 God is Spirit: then let his worshipers give him worship in the true way of the spirit. BBE That is stated very plain and means what it says. So if God (Creator) is Spirit then all who are brought forth from that being or Out of that Being is and always has been the same and that is spirit! You cannot argue that point. } Major Note: Remember that the Creator's just Spoke or said “Let there be!” And it was so. We as Co-Creator's do the same thing. We can create both positive or negative thoughts and I believe the Great Creator makes it so. Our words are honored and made so! Mk 11:23 “ it will be done for him.” {

NAKED

What happen that man found himself NAKED ? Gen 3:7 “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” UKJV

We see 1. There eyes were OPENED! 2. They KNEW that they were NAKED! They tried to make themselves whole again or right, by covering up with fig leaves

Gen 3:10 – 11 “And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?

This is the first time that we see mankind trying to make themselves right. And we see man's use of condemnation . We need to realize that this is product of the Tree of knowledge of good & evil

This action did not come from the Creator or God. It came out of man's Carnal Mind!

Here is proof Christ said, Matt 15:18 – 20 “ But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; (heart = mind) and they defile the man.” 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

Matt 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can all of you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart (mind) the mouth speaks. UJKV

So what we see in Geneses is the effect of the carnal mind at work. And it all comes from the “Tree of Knowledge of good & evil” What did the Creator say to Adam? Gen 3:11 “And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree,” This tree is a representation of the carnal mind it is referred to as “the serpent” (I will say I have come to see just how much our carnal mind deceives us, It has set up this whole world. In my mind it is part of the strong delusion, which includes the concept of a satan, heaven & hell and many other rituals, we claim will some how bring us into the good grace of God. People have come to believe the confusion of our carnal mind which is “Our Mistaken Identity” If we had a clear mind of Spirit (The mind of Christ) we could see that what we believe is a false hood of the carnal mind or serpent. Remember Adam was put to sleep by the Lord God. And I do not see any where that the Lord God woke up Adam. The Carnal mind makes an assumption that Adam was. But Adam is in a dream state.

What does it mean “naked” ?

High Roads defines it this way:

na·ked (nā′kĭd)

adj.

1. Having no clothing on the body; nude.

2. Having no covering, especially the usual one: a naked sword.

3. Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage: the naked ground; naked tree limbs.

4. Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment: the naked facts; naked ambition.

5. Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element: a look that was naked of all pretense.

6. Exposed to harm; vulnerable: "naked to mine enemies" (Shakespeare).

I highlighted what I feel pertains to being naked. It is a spiritual condition. We need to think with the Spirit of Christ. Since the Flesh cannot enter the spirit kingdom of God. Being naked in the flesh has no meaning because it cannot enter the kingdom period! So “naked” has to mean being naked in the spiritual since. Adam and that includes Eve. Gen 5:1 – 2 “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Not formed.

The above verse show us that The Lord God refers to BOTH Male & Female ADAM That ends the war over who is the better one. For in the eyes of the Creator Both are the same. “Hear O Israel the LORD GOD IS ONEAnd so are mankind all one that is male & female. And Adam's are the temple of God everyone is the same in Creator's mind.

Being NAKED in the eyes of God means = The Flesh Uncovered & ExposedFor out of the heart (mind) proceed evil thoughts” I will add good & evil comes out of our mind. In my minds eye it does not come from a serpent being known by the carnal mind as satan . It is only our “mistaken Identity” it is nothing more. Our true Identity is Christ. And that is a mind set. Which has two parts to it. You are controlled by one or the other. One leads to eternal life of spirit. The other leads to Death of this carnal way of life. The good news is EVERYONE WILL BE CHANGED into spirit. That is part of the Plan of Christ.

Back to Geneses the two trees in the midst of the garden are a representation of the Spirit Mind of Christ & a representation the Carnal Mind of man. These manifest in our action, & emotions.

In the end the Mind of Christ is the victor and we all become Christ beings for we will be like him.

The choice

I believe the serpent is the carnal mind of man. And the mind of man is more SUBTILLED than any BEAST that God made. Just look at what mankind is capable of.  And I have come to the conclusion that the Carnal mind of man has built what we see around us “the Great Babylon which is a mystery).

Gen 3:1 - 5 Now the serpent * was more subtil ** than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. KJV

* Subtil means cunning, to be bare or naked.

H6191 עָרַם `aram (aw-ram') v.

1. (properly) to be (or make) bare.

2. (as a derivative) to be cunning (usually in a bad sense).

{used only in the derivative sense, through the idea perhaps of smoothness}

[a primitive root] KJV: X very, beware, take crafty (counsel), be prudent, deal subtilly.

** H5172 נָחַשׁ nachash (naw-chash') v.

1. (properly) to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell.

2. (generally) to prognosticate.

[a primitive root] KJV: X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment, learn by experience, X indeed, diligently observe

Gen 3:6 - 7 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. KJV note: this is the first time man tried to make themselves right.

The Two Works of the Mind

One the Works of the Flesh or let's say the the work of the Carnal mind or the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. Which are in Gal 5:19 – 21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. KJV

The Works of Spirit or the fruit of the spirit or the Work of the Mind of Christ or Spirit or the Tree of Life. Which can be seen in Gal 5:22 - 23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. KJV

When we are under the Spirit of Christ the scripture says we are NOT UNDER THE LAW! Look at Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Once you beginning to understand that we have been living under a mistaken identity and that OUR TRUE IDENTITY is Christ, let's us crucify the FLESH or mistaken identity (Carnal Mind along with it's control). Look at Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Jesus said, [ Evil Thoughts DEFILE MANKIND] Matt 15:18 – 20 “ But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; (heart = mind) and they defile the man.” 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

Matt 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can all of you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart (mind) the mouth speaks. UJKV

Matt 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart (mind) bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. KJV

Paul said, in Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Gal 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Why? Gal 5:13 - 18 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you are not consumed by one another. 6 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

There are ONLY two ways to walk in our life. 1 By the SPIRIT. 2 Or by the FLESH. If we do not come to see what our True Identity is then we are on a downward spiral to total corruption. We need to remember that the WHOLE of Creation was lowered by God. It was NOT the doing of satan! See Rom 8:19 – 23 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not willingly, but through Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

Let this sink in to your mind. Wrap your mind around this. Let the spirit tell you the truth! Rom 8:20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not willingly, but through Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails together until now.

Can you not see the whole system of man was created by our carnal minds. Can you not see “As we think. So we are” Adam was in a deep sleep, and I do not see where Adam ever woke up from that sleep. We only assume Adam did. But is that the case? Look at this scripture Prov 23:7 “for as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Prov 23:7For as the thoughts of his heart are, so is he:” BBE

Prov 23:7For, just as he hath thought in his own mind, so, he is: EBR

Prov 23:7 for as he thinks within himself, so he is. ISV

Look at these words.

Isa 57:19a. KJV. ''I create the FRUIT of the LIPS''

''For assuredly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,'

and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.'' Mk11:23. NKJV.

''Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not

doubt at all in his heart (mind) but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.'' Mk11:23. Amplified.

In actual fact as the I AM wills - or speaks - things into existence so we too can speak things into existence. This will be a shock to some. But spirit that is in you which is Christ can do this. The Question is do you believe? Is it possible that we are something that we are not? Can it be we have been mis led by our carnal mind. I am a strong believer that in Genesis when Eve was thinking about the tree of good & evil that she examined in her mind all the words that God had said. I believe that in her mind she heard a whisper in her own mind which is represented by the serpent. Which I firmly believe was the carnal mind.

Before you condemned my thoughts, you might want to look closely Gen 3:6 - 7 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. KJV

Once again Isa 57:19a. KJV. ''I create the FRUIT of the LIPS''

Look what Jesus said,

''Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not

doubt at all in his heart * but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.'' Mk11:23. Amplified.

* We know the heart also means the Mind.

We also know the the trees were in the midst of the garden or in the center. And the garden represents the mind.

Where does the Adversary dwells?

Rev 2:13 I have known thy works, and where thou dost dwell--where the throne of the Adversary [is] --and thou dost hold fast my name, and thou didst not deny my faith, even in the days in which Antipas [was] my faithful witness, who was put to death beside you, where the Adversary doth dwell. YLT

Look at Gen 3:14 “on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;” YLT

Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.

Gen 3:14 So Jehovah God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all beasts, and more than every living thing of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. VW

In my minds eye this is very simple. The throne or seat that the Adversary dwells is in the dust.

Let's answer this question What is Adam? Gen 3:19 last part states “ till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.And God speaking to the Adversary or serpent in Gen 3:14 “on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;” YLT & Gen 3:14 “you shall eat dust all the days of your life” VW

Once again The Lord God told Adam for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.” So this is how I came to see where the Adversary seat is. IT IS IN US! We are the dust the Adversary eats, ALL the days of it's LIFE. Since we have a time limit place on us by the Creator. The Creator pass that on to the serpent or Adversary (carnal mind). Remember when God talks to the Adversary in Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan [Adversary]came also among them. [God's sons or children] Gen 3:14 you shall eat dust all the days of your life VW Gen 3:19 last part states till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.

Job 1:7 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Remember in the Creators mind Adam is one, both male & Female & what did the Creator call them Gen 5:1- 2This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

We know Adam is dust, we know the Adversary dwells in the dust, we know it the Adversary has a lifetime.

So now you know where the Adversary lives & moves. Guess what it is in you! In your very Carnal mind.

Written by James Oliver Near 08/07/2017