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Part 2

In the Beginning

By James Oliver Near

10/16/17

In part 1 this is where I left off:

Remember in the Creators mind Adam is one, both male & Female & what did the Creator call them 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.

We know Adam is dust, we know the Adversary dwells in the dust, we know 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.

Let's look at what Sin is?

Sin in short means TO MISS THE MARK that is what it means.

Strong's # G-266. hamartia, ham-ar'-tee'-ah; from G-264; sin (prop. abstr.):--offence, sin (-ful). # G-264. hamartano, ham-ar-tan'-o; perh. from G-1 (as a neg. particle) and the base of G-3313; prop. to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (fig.) to err, esp. (mor.) to sin.--for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.

When I was in what I thought was the true church. They said that Sin is ? And pointed to 1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And then they would tells us that the Law was in Exodus 20:1 – 17 There is a list of the TEN COMMANDMENTS God spoke to Israel. (a physical nation) I remember the old church emphasizing “Remember the SABBATH! & the Yearly Holy Days in Lev 23:1- 44 here you can read them. Of course all of these were a shadow of things to come. And I will add better and greater things in Christ. That church was a very ritual base system, like most of systems of Babylon's churches are.

The very first command

To my mind the very first command of the Lord God is in Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou (you) shalt surely die. That looks like a command to me. “Lord God commanded” “You shall NOT eat of it” why “You shall surely die” 1. God knew that when, Adam did eat he would not be under the spirit mind but, under the carnal mind. Let me state, if we are not one with spirit, then we are dead to God. Rom 8:6 “For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.”

2. And that Adam would become hostel toward God. Rom 8:7 “Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” 3. That Adam could not please God. Rom 8:8 “So then they (US) that are in the flesh cannot please God.” 4. God knew that he would have to redeem man from this mind set.

Look at what Paul understood: Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” So The Lord God Redeem us through Christ the savior of all mankind. This is what John said in 1John 4:14 - 16 “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” In the above it states “he is none of his” what does this mean? To me this means if one is not led by the spirit then that person is being led by the flesh. And we know this of the flesh. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” & “For to be carnally minded [is] death;” This is why we are not his. We need to raised up or resurrected by Christ to his level of existence which is spirit. “ But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.” And that is in your mind. This is where our change comes. It is the Mind. Let this mind be in you that was in Christ

The Eternal Purpose of God

This is the eternal purpose of God, to bring us back to a Spirit mind. When this happens 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.” We are told very plain by Paul 1Cor 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” So much for trying to make oneself right with God. The Flesh Cannot Please God. Nor can Flesh enter the Kingdom of God. Why? That is simple, God is Spirit, God is Love.


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In order to be in God's presents, we have to be like him. Gen 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” And just what is that? John 4:24 “God [is] a Spirit:” This is what we have to be change into. We will have the mind of Christ instilled in us. And I mean everyone in this world shall have the Mind of Christ. At that point in time we will, ALL BE ONE WITH GOD!

Remember what sin means? Sin = “missing the mark”

John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, (missing the mark) and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:9 Of sin, (missing the mark) because they believe not on me; John 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. (In my mind, the only prince of this world is Adam, not satan, devil, serpent. It is only man under the carnal mind.) Jesus said, here in John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Can we bear the word of God?

1. the world of sin,(missing the mark) 2. of righteousness, 3. Of judgment.

We see something similar in Daniel: Dan 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins,(missing the mark) and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (that would be the temple, which we are that temple)

This can only be fulfilled by Christ

The list above can only be filled by Christ. For man in the state of the carnal mind cannot pleased God! 8:8 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Now that includes everyone on this earth or in this earth. All of the Adam carnal race can never come close to fulfilling the list above. The main reason, WE were lowered by God into this present state of being. That can be seen in Rom 8:20 “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,” In hope of what? To be returned or reconciled with Christ in the spirit dimension. See 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.” The hope was stated in Gen 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

John 6:38 “For I (Christ) came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” God the father sent Christ to do His (The Father's) will. We can see part of that business Christ had to do. Remember this Rom 8:8 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” So what pleased The father? Ha, It was the Only begotten Son of God, the very first born from the Father which the Father give the Son a great purpose to fulfill “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:”

We have been made a little lower than spirit

Since we have been made a little lower than spirit see Heb 2:7 “Thou madest him a little lower than the angels;” Let me reword this “You made him a little lower than the angles” That should end the argument of man in a fallen state. No we were LOWERED to this state by God, in order to fulfill His eternal purpose of “Let Make Man In Our Image & Our Likeness” You see, You are a temple of God! 1Cor 3:16 “You know that you are God’s sanctuary and that God’s Spirit lives in you, don’t you?” ISV

1Cor 3:16 “Know all of you not that all of you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”UKJV

1Cor 3:16 “Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you?” TS2009

1Cor 3:16 Do not you know that you are God’s Temple, and that God’s Spirit has his home in you? OEBus

1Cor 3:16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and the Spirit of God dwells in you? LEB

I added, verse 17 here to show something to you. 1Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are. KJV

The word defile & destroy have the same Greek word. Which means Phtheiro 1. To shrivel or wither, to spoil, to ruin Phtheiro G5351 (Mickelson's Enhanced Strong's Dictionaries of the Greek and Hebrew Testaments)

G5351 φθείρω phtheiro (fthei'-rō) v.

1. (properly) to shrivel or wither, i.e. to spoil (by any process).

2. (generally) to ruin.

3. (especially figuratively, by moral influences) to corrupt (i.e. deprave).

4. (passively) to perish (as a result of spoilage or corruption).

Your Carnal mind

If you read this with your Carnal mind, you may well think God will destroy or defile you. And from what the churches teach, your Carnal mind well believe what you have been taught.

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So let ponder this. First of all YOU are the HOME OF GOD! Second YOU are HIS TEMPLE! Third The TEMPLE of GOD IS HOLY! Let's ask a question, Why would God destroy his home? Think about where you live. If it becomes defiled by dirt, or a storm breaks a window or wall or roof. Do YOU TOTALLY DESTROY YOUR HOME? NO NO! You have to clean it up or repair it! You have to MAKE REPAIRS to YOUR HOME! You have to CORRECT WHAT IS WRONG! Look at this 1Cor 3:11 - 15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. KJV Remember this Heb 12:29 “For our God [is] a consuming fire.” KJV

Think about what is above here.

1. Christ is the ONLY Foundation there is NO OTHER! 2. If we build with sound material like Gold, Sliver, Precious Stones these represent the fruit of spirit. And when God's fire heats the up the sound material they become purer & stronger 3. If we use Wood, Hay Stubble these represent the works of Flesh. And the Fire (God) removes those thing which are temporal 4. “because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.” Remember God is the Fire, these are destroyed by God. But what happens to the person? “If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire1. That person shall suffer loss of the wood, hay, stubble ONLY! 2. That person “he himself shall be saved;” Did you see that, YOU SHALL BE SAVED! Not Destroyed as the churches teach. 3. And it is the FIRE of GOD which does this. God is only clean out HIS TEMPLE for you were made in that Image & Likeness. And God will not destroy his own children ! Why? 1Cor 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are a shrine of God, and that the Spirit of God within you doth dwell?” EBR Rom 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me (US) free from the law of sin and death.” KJV

Remember the One place where the Lord God was in a bush. You can find that in Exod 3:2 “And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush [was] not consumed.” The bush burned with fire, But the bush WAS NOT CONSUMED! The same happens with us. If you look at the lake of fire in revelations Rev 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” You will notice that the works of the flesh is what has it's part in the Lake of Fire. But what happens to the person? “If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire

ONLY CHRIST DOES THIS

1. to finish the transgression,

(In my mind the transgression was in the beginning. So Christ had to take that to it finished state)

2. to make an end of sins, (of missing the mark)

3. to make reconciliation for iniquity,

(this a way of saying to make things right. Or to restore us back to the beginning)

4. to bring in everlasting righteousness,

(Since we are the temple or dwelling place of God. Christ has made all things new and we will have the mind of Christ in us to the full & we are spirit just like He is.) Jn 4:24

5. to seal up the vision and prophecy, (To me this means, when Christ walk through the solid rock as a full spirit not having any carnal mind at all. Only the mind of God. For he is ONE with God. & if he is ONE with God so shall we be.)

6. to anoint the most Holy.”

KJV: anoint, paint. (the word anoint means H4886 מָשׁחַ mashach (maw-shach') v.

1. to rub with oil, i.e. to anoint.

2. (by implication) to make holy, to set apart unto God.

3. (also) to paint.

[a primitive root]

As you can see anoint can mean to make holy & to set apart for God. But also it can mean to paint. Since we are the dwelling place of God. Think of this. When we go into a dwelling i.e. our home. We can paint the whole house and it looks very refreshed. Or we can totally restore the dwelling. By cleaning, repair & paint it. The rooms take on a new feel to them. This is what God does to us, He restores us to a new state or back to what we had with him before the world was. Again Jn 4:24 God is Spirit. & Remember this, Rom 8:8 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”

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Also 1Cor 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”

So what happens to all this restoring that God does to us? This is the answer 1Cor 3:23 “ And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.” KJV See the answer? “And YOU ARE CHRIST'S” For we shall be like He is!

1Cor 15:51- 57 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead (In my Mind, the dead, Are all who have been LOWERED into the FLESH.) shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?

1Cor 15:56 - 57 The sting of death [is] sin;(missing the Mark) and the strength of sin (Missing the mark) [is] the law. 57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” KJV Focus on the last part “God give us (You & Me) the VICTORY through CHRIST! It is a done deal! Please quit worrying weather you are going to make it or not. God will be ALL in ALL. And that my friend is everyone who ever lived or shall ever live. That is the Eternal Plan of God. And it is Christ who was given that job to do. And Christ said “Let there be” and “IT WAS SO

We are the dead.

We are not on the same plane as God exists or on his level of living. And in God's eyes we are dead to that dimension on the other side of the Vail. When Christ came out of the tomb, he walked through the solid rock. The only reason for the stone to be rolled away was to let the physical people see that he, Christ had changed into a spirit being as he was before and was not bound by this dimension that we find ourselves in. In 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.”

When I read in Gen 2:21 “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept:”

At this point we were lowered into the -Carnal MindedOur Mistaken Identity - Rom 8:20 - 21 For Nature was made subject to imperfectionnot by its own choice, but owing to him who made it so — 21 yet not without the hope that some day Nature, also, will be set free from enslavement to decay, and will attain to the freedom which will mark the Glory of the Children of God. 20CNT Rom 8:23 And not Nature only; but we ourselves also, though we have already a first gift of the Spiritwe ourselves are inwardly groaning, while we eagerly await our full adoption as Sons — the redemption of our bodies. 20CNT

The “our bodies that is mention above, we can see that in Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: Let me drive this point home. John 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: KJV John 4:24 God is Spirit; 20c NT. If God is Spirit, and we are made in His IMAGE & LIKENESS, then that is what we are also SPIRIT!

Hos 6:1- 3 Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help. 2 After two days he will give us life, and on the third day he will make us get up, and we will be living before him. 3 And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.

In my mind the two days are referring to the 2,000 years since the time of A.D when The Christ was born as a child. Isa 9:6 “For to us a child has come, to us a son is given;”. This time - after two days - is the season that is right now! The Latter rain is now ''watering the earth'' or pouring water on our earthen vessels even as you read these very words. This is the wonderful time of the ''after two days He will revive us quicken us, give us life'' We are given ASSURANCE that these words are taking place in the above, ''His going forth is prepared and Certain as the dawn''.


I quote this from Ralph W. Knowles “Part 107 At Last A Full Day Is On The Horizon!”

Accepted Religiosity Cannot And Will Not

Ever Identify The Truth Of The Strong Man!

''No one can enter into a strong one's house and plunder his goods, except he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.'' Mk 3:27. MKJV. ''Nay, no one can go into a strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.'' Mk3:27. Weymouth. If the strong man is to be bound & his house spoiled before the millennium we had better first find a strong man whose identity is not tainted with accepted religious tradition. In the past the above text has been well used to show us that the strong man or the enemy must first be bound before we can move into his house & spoil his goods. Please let us first consider that we who are espousing the Most Holy Place position must realize that we ought to be far from following the accepted 30 or 60 fold norm of Bible understanding. Allow me to explain further!

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When we read in 1Peter. ''whom God in His power is guarding through faith for a salvation that even now stands ready for UNVEILING at the End of the Age.'' 1Pet 1:5. Weymouth. Or in the latter days. ''which inheritance has been laid up and is now kept guarded in safe deposit in heaven for you who are constantly being kept guarded by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be REVEALED in a last season which is epochal and strategic in its significance.'' 1Pet1:5 Wuest. To be revealed when? Could this last season be referring to the latter days? No doubts whatsoever! ''who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.'' 1Pet1:5. American Standard Version. Or in the latter times or days.

If we can keep in mind that as the book of Revelation is full of allegories, so are the first three chapters of Genesis. Do not ever expect that you can arrange the first three chapters of Genesis into chronological order, it is an impossibility as it is full of metaphors.

** Most importantly whenever it mentions the serpent it is always representative of the carnal or natural mind. Now the strong man or - serpent - is none other than our lower or mistaken identity, do not ever expect to gain acceptance or respect with those who are in traditional thinking with this understanding. The serpent, the carnal or the natural mind is the true non-religious identity of the STRONG MAN! If you have an open heart for end-time revelation you will receive this!

It stands to reason that there must be some that our Deity would call beforehand to share this message with others before it fully comes to pass so as to prepare those whose eyes are being & will be opened. Usually when it is foreordained that certain ones are to become aware of deeper further truths we find that a gem will be picked up here & there by different writings & maybe DVDs etc. I repeat, I for one do not believe that ''accepted religiosity will ever identify with the real truth of the strong man''!

To further enhance that this is the time that these things are to be shared we read in Micah as below.

The Latter Days?

''BUT IN the latter days it shall come to pass that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be

established as the highest of the mountains; and it shall be exalted above the hills, and peoples shall

flow to it. And many nations shall come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the

house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways, and we may walk in His paths. For the law shall go forth out of Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.'' Micah 4:1-2. Amplified.

''Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law - or the message - shall go forth, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.'' Micah 4:1-2. NKJV.

Both of these translations indicate to us that these things are happening in the LATTER DAYS! Now it stands to reason that in these days that we are in, that our Great Deity would be preparing a people such as never have been seen on this earth before this, they will have an understanding & experience of faith that far excels all that have gone before us!

In the beginning man was made ''to rule over the fish of the sea & over the birds of the air & over every living thing that creeps'' Gen 1:26. But now there is a further great promotion this time the complete man is in the process of being formed to rule over not the fish & birds etc, but over all the nations with a sceptre or rod of iron. Rev 12:5. This can be also translated ''shepherding with love and firmness''. Reach out & use your faith & you will not be disappointed. End of quote”

Truly, there is a lot more to come in understanding what lies ahead for us. A thought, It is stated, That we WILL BE LIKE HIM! To me that means we will be able to do the very things Christ has done. We will go to some planet a say “Let there be, and it will so”!

May the great Creator, Open ALL MINDS! To His TRUTH! So be it!

James Oliver Near 10/16/17