The Two Mind Sets

Which Are

The Tree of Life

&

The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil

Which

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

By James Oliver Near

10/2016

It is stated in Matt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve Elohim and mammon.

The word master (s) G-2962. kurios, koo'-ree-os; from kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by impl. Mr. (as a respectful title):--God, Lord, master, Sir.

The word Mammon G-3126. mammonas, mam-mo-nas'; of Chald. or. (confidence, i.e. fig. wealth, personified); mammonas, i.e. avarice (deified):--mammon.

1. Matt 6:24 states: “No Man can serve two masters”. What could that mean? I had this very words come to me in dream back in 1992. I was in a large banquette room. As I was looking about a being that stood on my left was talking to me & showing me the room. This room was full of Purple & Scarlet, Mahogany wood work. A very long table with little thrones looking chairs a long the sides. And at the far end a large throne. As I was looking in awe of the splendor a voice spoke from the from end. I could see a figure seated on that throne. I could see where the eyes, mouth, ears, & white apparel & a glow around this being. But it was at the other end of the table. The most amazing part was the Voice of total authority spoke (YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS) then I woke up from that dream. I have always wonder about that dream.

Background

From 1972 to mid 1992 I was in the worldwide church of god. Earlier in the spring of that year. Our minister came over to our house and told me that changes were come down from the church. And that I was not going to like those changes & I would leave the Church. You see from the time I was 19 years old to 40 years old, I believed that the WCG was the TRUE CHURCH OF GOD. I believed that Armstrong was God spokesperson on this earth. He claimed to be the Apostle of God. And He would say don't believe me believe your Bible! In which the spirit of God led me to that church. Which at the time I followed, I was there for 21 years. I learned that God was developing the Family of God. And that we were to become rulers in the Kingdom of God. We were being trained. This Church had rituals of both Old & New, Holy days of the OT. Tithing was a big part of that system. In 1986 HWA Die! & slowly things started to change, but I could not see that. At that time I did not realize that this was a man made organization. And was not the true church of God as I had thought.

That is where I learned (That Flesh & Blood Cannot enter the Kingdom of God. & That which is Spirit is Spirit, & that which is Flesh is Flesh) I thought we were going to be Resurrected back to a Physical Life & that Christ was going to return in a physical way to rule the world with a ROD OF IRON for 1,000 years. And if we did not GET ON BROAD we would be ANNIHILATED which made me Fearful of GOD! This was an IN PART UNDERSTANDING, & Passover/Pentecost understanding which kept the Vail over my eyes.

To prove this read 2Cor 3:13 -18 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. (heart = mind) 16 Nevertheless when it (the Mind) shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

My departure from the System of Babylon

As I began my journey through the wilderness of Babylon. Many of my perception that was instilled in me. Were being challenged. As the Lord open up my mind to see His truth more clearly. I kept think this is not what I was taught! How can that be? But the thought “THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” kept ring in my ears and “HE THAT OVERCOMES”.

My belief in ANNIHILATION was changed or put down with this as I read 1Cor 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive”. 1Cor 15:23 - 28 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

I saw “In Adam ALL DIE” & “In Christ shall ALL be MADE ALIVE” Then (every man in his own order), how can that be if most would be annihilated? Please understand that this was an IN PART UNDERSTANDING that I had & I could not see it! For I have been taught by the Church system of Babylon. Which only has a belief in a “Good God & Bad Devil”! It all stems from the “tree of knowledge of good & evil” out of Genesis chapter 3.

I could see that “ when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” I thought that pertained to Man's System. A big impact on me was “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is DEATH”! Then a thought came to me saying “ If there is NO DEATH then the ONLY THING THAT CAN BE IS LIFE! And with that annihilation was dead to me.

I went and made a visit to a good friend of mine Mr. Leith Cunningham. I was led to go and see him. And we were telling each other of how God took us out of the old WCG. He had close to the same experience. But he told me that he had come to see that God was going to save all mankind. I was open to this new truth. He pointed to that God may be all in all.” If God will be all in all then all had to be saved.

More Truth to come

I use to listen to the Shepherd Chapel, until one day they were studying the book of Ezekiel. At this time I knew that God was going to “RESTORE ALL THINGS” & “Behold, (take notice) I (Christ) MAKE ALL THINGS NEW”.

Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. As Shepherd Chapel reach Chapter 40 of the book of Ezekiel. He just closed the book. I was shocked by this. I knew what the book said about RESTORATION. That was the last time I ever listen to them. They have only a in part understanding & it seem to me they refused to teach the true truth of God's word. WHY? It did NOT FIT there agenda of annihilation! I did not have a problem with the concept that people were going to HELL if they did not ACCEPT JESUS! I did not believe that at all. If you have question about that. Please go on line to www.Sigler.org they have a lot of information about that subject that can and will help you. There you can also have access to J. Preston Eby & Ralph W. Knowles as well as others.& you can go to our web site www.thetruthstandsout.com And with that I stop listening to the False Teachers of Babylon. And I feel I have been led by and of the Spirit of Christ to do so!

A couple of men that God brought to me threw the Internet were J. Preston Eby & Ralph W. Knowles both men speak of about God's restoration of all things. Both point to Genesis and this concept came to me through there work. “God made man (Adam) in His Image & Likeness” They pointed out that God was Spirit! John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. So we were made in that LIKENESS which is SPIRIT!

ALL OF US were taught by a false system of Babylon that we humans were made in His image & likeness. That is we have a head, body, eyes, ears, hands, feet, mind. Etc. But that is not what the Word of God teaches! I have come to see that we have all been in a Strong Delusion. WHY? 2Thess 2:10 - 11 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: Now my thought was what Lie? You can find the lies (in red) in Gen 3:1 - 5 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he (serpent) said unto the woman, Yea, has God said, All of you 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 has said, All of you shall not eat of it, neither shall all of you touch it, lest all of you die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, All of you shall not surely die: 5 For God does know that in the day all of you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and all of you shall be AS gods, knowing good and evil.

THE LIES

Lie # 1 The Serpent, Lie # 2 You shall not surely die, Lie # 3 Your Eyes shall be open, Lie # 4 You shall be as gods, Lie # 5 The image of God is not flesh.

First of all let's understand just where the serpent lives. You can find that answer in Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and DUST shalt thou eat ALL the days of THY LIFE: Just what is dust? God spoke to Adam in Gen 3:19 last part : for DUST (Adam) thou art, and unto dust shalt thou (Adam) return. You can see here that Adam is the dust! Now you can see where the serpent lives “DUST (Adam) you shall eat ALL the days of your LIFE” This also tells us that the serpent has a Life that has a time frame on it. For when there is no more DUST to eat it (the serpent) is finished!

That is hard to wrap our mind around.

The serpent is an allegory of the Carnal Mind under the sway of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Which represents the carnal mind. Or the living soul. Rom 8:6 – 8 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. & in Jer 17:9 The heart (mind) is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. You can see here that Carnal Mind is death. Which is the tree of the knowledge of good & evil. Gen 2:16-17 The Lord God commanded the man: “You may freely eat from every tree of the garden, but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it.” To me this speaks of the mind. To make this clearer Gen 2:9 The Lord God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. John 11:25 - 26 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. 26 Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?

To me this proves the Tree of Life is Christ mind in us. And the Tree of Knowledge of good & evil is the Carnal Mind which is death.

To prove that the tree represents the mind, look at this Phil 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Remember Christ is LIFE = Tree of LIFE. So here we are faced with these facts. There are TWO MIND SETS! 1. The Mind of Christ = Tree of Life. Which is Spirit! For it cannot die. 2. The mind of the serpent or Carnal Mind which is against God. Since all believe that the serpent represent Satan. But Satan = Adversary. An Adversary is something against you.

A personal note: In my life is has always been my mind that got me into trouble! Never have I ever seen a Satan. My mind is my worst enemy it leads me into temptation. This is what we have to OVERCOME & we do that ONLY BY CHRIST for He set the pattern for US to FOLLOW.

Let me bring in the works of the Flesh (Carnal Mind) Gal 5:19 - 21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, (made known) 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. These are the things we do and much of it is without thinking. We just do.

Lets look at the Mind of Christ Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit (Mind of Christ) is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Remember that “Flesh & Blood Cannot Enter the Kingdom of God”. 1Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

If Flesh & Blood cannot enter then what needs to happen to us? We need to be change into what? 1Cor 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, You may ask changed into what? Think about it! What is God? John 4:24 God is a Spirit:

We need to be changed into his 'IMAGE & LIKENESS' Which is SPIRIT! If you can handle this when The Father brought forth the first Adam in Gen 1:26 that was Christ and he was both male & female in spirit. For He Christ brought us forth in Spirit which is both Male & Female. Now I know what you are saying How can that be?

Remember I said that the Lord God did not create a female. Look at Gen 2:7 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. The breath of life is spirit! If anything does not have the spirit it is dead! Now think about this Heb 2:6-7 But somewhere one has witnessed, saying, “What is man that You remember him, or the son of man that You look after him? “You have made him a little lower than Elohim. a You have crowned him with esteem and respect, and set him over the works of Your hands. Footnote: According to the Greek text - messengers; however, this verse is quoted from Psa 8:5.

Ps 8:4-6 What is man that You remember him? And the son of man that You visit him? Yet You have made him (man) a little less than Elohim, And have crowned him with esteem and splendour. Footnote: a Or – elohim. You made him rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all under his feet,

We were made lower than Elohim or God. That is why Christ formed man of dust. And Breathed life into him. That is spirit. This body is a temporary body to live in. For we are His temple Rom 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised יהושע from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead shall also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit dwelling in you. You are his Temple

2Cor 6:16 And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”a Lev 26:12 Footnote: aSee also Exo 29:45, Lev 26:12, Jer 31:1, Eze 37:27.

This is what the change shall be. We are to be a dwelling for God! But we were lowered to this temporary body. Why? So we can walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Ps 23:4 When I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Remember a shadow is not real. Our perception is not real. We are a sleep. Gen 2:21 So יהוה ( LORD) Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Now this is where the woman comes from. Gen 2:22 And the rib which יהוה Elohim had taken from the man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. Can you tell me where The Lord God (Elohim) ever woke up Adam? Remember Adam is still asleep and in a dream state.

Also you have to understand that God never named Eve. Look at this Gen 2:23 And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of man.” Can you see that it was Adam who named Eve. It was not the Lord God. & That the woman was TAKEN OUT OF MAN! Let's clear up this one thing. What did The Lord God call them. For that look at 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. Here we can see that God refers to both Female & Male as ADAM. WHY? Because both are ONE in God's eyes. Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. & Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

The word subtle H6174 עָרוֹם `arowm (aw-rome') adj. עָרֹם `arom (aw-rome') nude, either partially or totally.[from H6191 (in its original sense)]

KJV: naked.

Root(s): 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.

'Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.'

The word beast H2416 חַי chay (chah'-ee) adj.

1. alive.

2. (hence) raw (flesh).

3. fresh (plant, water, year), strong.

4. (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.[from H2421]KJV: + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

Root(s): H2421 חָיָה chayah (chaw-yaw') v.

1. (literally or figuratively) to live.

2. (causatively) to revive.

3. (specially) to bring back to life (from the dead).

[a primitive root] KJV: keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole. Compare: H2331, H2425 See also: H2416, H2418, H2422, H4241

We have to keep in mind that when God separated the womb (female) from out of man that was an allegory of the spirit which is one & both male & female. This has been over looked by those who only see with the carnal mind. Let's look at Geneses chapter 1. Gen 1:1 In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth. Just to see that there is difference look at John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. Here to me is proof that Christ was with & was Elohim & He was with Elohim in the beginning.

Now we are told that Christ is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. & we are told that Christ Who is the image of the invisible God (Elohim) & the firstborn of every creature & by him were all things created. Let that sink into your mind all things were created by him, And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. You can read this in

Col 1:13-17 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him 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: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

My point is I am showing that Christ was the First Adam in Geneses Chapter 1.Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega,the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Rev1:17 last part Fear not; I am the first and the last:

With that said let's look at Gen 1:26-28 And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and overall the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.(this is added by early translators and does not belong) And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

I have noticed in The Companion Bible the word them, Our, Him is in Italics which mean they have been add and are not part of the original text & this confuses the mind for it does change the meaning of what was said, by Elohim or God. WHY? The Carnal Mind cannot wrap it's understanding around this concept, except it is led by the Spirit of Christ! So let's look at it this way with those words removed below. I hear what you are saying, You are changing the word to fit your understanding. No man led by the carnal mind has all ready changed it. This being that was created was and is the First Adam who is Christ. “the first & last” “the Beginning & the end” And the true meaning is Elohim (God) created out of himself His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. And that is Christ, the word, who created all things. For He and the Father ARE ONE.

Gen 1:27 “So Elohim (this is the Father) created man (the Adam Christ) in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them. And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.

Let re-read this again to make it clearer.

Gen 1:27 “So Elohim (this is the Father) created man (the Adam Christ) in his (The Fathers) image, in the image of Elohim created he (the Adam Christ); male and female created he (the Adam Christ). And Elohim blessed, and Elohim said unto (the Adam Christ), Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”. Now what is the image of Elohim or God? John 4:24 Elohim is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The point is that the Father is Spirit! And that Spirit is BOTH Male & Female, And are one! For God is ONE. Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: You can see that the LORD is ONE! That means even Spirit is ONE. Both Male & Female & that to the Carnal mind is very hard to handle.

Let's move on

We are the Temple that Christ is and has built for him to dwelling. This is what is said here in

2Cor 6:16 And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”a Lev 26:12 Footnote: a See also Exo 29:45, Lev 26:12, Jer 31:1, Eze 37:27.

Now where did this dwelling place come from?

Gen 2:4-7 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven. 5 And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah 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 Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


The Temple

This is the Temple he is building, Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also restore life in your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.

1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Cor 6:14-17 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Note: The Lord is ONE SPIRIT! That Spirit is BOTH Male & Female. So that make God, Elohim, & LORD Elohim both male and female.

WE ARE THAT TEMPLE

2Cor 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Now let's look at Gen 2:7 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.

Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Gen 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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 shalt surely die.

Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Gen 2:19-20 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.

Here we can see that the LORD God FORMED the beast of the field. & That Adam gave Names to all. And there was nothing for a help equal to Adam. So what happen next? Gen 2:21-25 And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Notice: that God caused a deep sleep fall on Adam. And it does not say the Adam ever woke up. So he is in a dream state where he remains to this day. God made or formed woman OUT OF MAN & that Adam is the one who Named Her not God. Woman is the female side of the spirit that is in Adam manifested as a living soul for that is what the Adam was a living soul. At this point I believe that they were both spirit. Why! They were not lowered yet.

Rom 8:19 All Nature awaits with eager expectation the appearing of the sons of God. 20 For Nature was made subject to imperfection — not 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. 22 We know, indeed, that all Nature alike has been groaning in the pains of labor to this very hour. 23 And not Nature only; but we ourselves also, though we have already a first gift of the Spirit — we ourselves are inwardly groaning, while we eagerly await our full adoption as sonsthe redemption of our bodies. OEBus

Note: To have re-demption means to get back to what we had before the disruption of the earth. That is before the Foundation of this age of Flesh. Before we were lowered to this dimension we all shouted for joy.

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

Ps 139:13-16 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

God even called Cyrus his anointed to do a job. A years 100 years before the fact.

Isa 45:1-5 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

Jer 1:4-5 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. We can see by these verses that Our God has taken great interest in our life in this lowered state. Let these verse sink in your mind. This is how much God knows about you. Everything! You & I can take great comfort in that.

And look at what Christ said here in John 17:1-5 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you: As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:21-24 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me. And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.

All of these verses point to the fact that God knew us before this lowering to this Flesh or Carnal Mind. Remember that Christ return to the Father who is SPIRIT! You can see that in John 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me. Christ said “that I came OUT FROM YOU! John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

This is our beginning also

This is our beginning also, We were made spirit just like Christ. And what he is we are the same. Once the spirit of Christ opens your mind to see this, a great peace comes over you.

Let me add this to the mixed here. John 10:30 I and my Father are one. John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, All of you are gods? And here is where it is written in Ps 82:6 I have said, Ye are elohim; and all of you are children of the most High.

The word of & from have the same meaning. I am from my father. I am of my father

And look at this in Gen 5:1-2 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of (from) 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. So God looks at both male & female as being one and that is Adam. And out of Adam came the woman who is still Adam in the eyes of God.

As we were lowered we died as it were to God. Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, YOU shalt not eat of it: for in the day that YOU eat thereof YOU SHALL SURELY DIE. Because we believe that we are separated from God. That is why Adam hid.

And our minds are veiled by the Carnal mind that we have. To the point that it is Against God. The serpent is (a representative of our Carnal Mind) and always has been our adversary. And this serpent is the god of this world which is man under the influence of the Carnal Mind which is the Adversary. And we have made this serpent out to be a being. Why? So we can have a way out an escape goat as it were. But as long as you are in bondage of the first or second realm of understanding.

And you stand on the law, & ritualism & practice the tradition of men. This is what happens to you. 2Cor 3:14-18 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same Vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which Vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the Vail is upon their heart. (heart = mind) 16 Nevertheless when it (the mind) shall turn to the Lord, the Vail shall be taken away. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

You can see here when your mind turns to Lord, that Vail is taken away. And it is Lord that takes away the Vail. This only done by the Spirit. It is the Lord that removes those thing which stand in our way to have liberty in Christ.


The Two Mind Sets

Mind Set # 1. If we stand in the flesh that is the tree of knowledge of good & evil we will produce the works of the mind as stated in Gal 5:19 - 21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, (made known) 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.

You can look around you and see the effects or the defects of a world control by that mind. Jesus said this. Matt 15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

Matt 15:17-20 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart (Mind); and they defile the man. For out of the heart (Mind) proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

Mark 7:18-23 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without enters into the man, it cannot defile him; Because it enters not into his heart (mind), but into the belly, and goes out into the draught(sewer), purging all meats? And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart (mind) of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. There is no mention of these attitudes coming from a devil or satan being.

Matt 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. What did people do in the days of Noah. Let's look at Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart (mind) was only evil continually. There are some italics words here. Remove them for a better understanding. Let's look at Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart (mind) only evil continually.

And we wonder what is going on in this Earth. It is the Carnal Mind that is out of control. Our Adversary unchecked by the Spirit of Christ which is in EVERY MAN, WOMAN & CHILD and is in our MIND held back by the Carnal mind which is the God of this world & Our Adversary!

All that we see man do is a product of that mind set. “Good & Evil” This is why we can not learn & Are prone repeat our mistakes over & over! And the world Missing the Mark (Sin) is what is happening to our world gone astray. Jesus Said, John 16:8-14 And when he has come (speaking of the Spirit of Truth), he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and all of you see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world (Carnal Mind) is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but all of you cannot bear them now. 13 Nevertheless when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

Sin = Missing the mark a Greek term. In other words Our mistaken Identity = the Carnal Mind = Our Adversary = Sperent, Satan, Devil, Dragon. Only a few have know the Mind of Christ.

Mind Set # 2. Is the Tree of Life which is Christ Jesus for He said, John 11:25 - 26 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. 26 Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?”

Scripture states that the Trees were in the midst of the garden which is another way of saying our Mind. And it was the Tree of Life that was not partaking of. And it is in the midst of our Mind, the most Holy Place in side of us, in our Temple. This is where the carnal mind controls us and set it self up AS god. For we are the anti-Christ, the Man of Sin,

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.

Rom 8:6 In order to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

The Tree of Life which is Christ has never been used by the whole of man. Man is NOT UNDER the Mind of Christ which is the Mind of God. But has the power to have the Mind of Christ Phil 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Here you can see we have a choice to have which mind set is in control. So the Carnal mind by the will of God has to be purge. And that you will not be able to stop! For God so will it for us. You see we were lowered made a little less than God. And it was by God doing. And it is ONLY God who can and will bring you back to God. That is His will for you. Ever man IN HIS OWN ORDER!

This is the Mind of Christ & the Father which is stated in Gal 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit (This is the Mind of God) is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh (Carnal Mind) with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

If we all had the Mind of Christ in its Fullness we would have a world of peace. Mic 4:1-4 But in the last days it shall come to pass, the mountain (Government) of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains (governments of man), and it (God's Government) shall be exalted above the hills (Nations); and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain (Government) of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they (the nations) shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken.

This would be the result to the whole world. And the best thing is that IT WILL COME for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken. The only question is Do You Believe It!

Now it comes down to your part. Christ said, Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, (missing the mark) and that ye receive not of her plagues. We do reap what we sow! Man has proven that for 1,000 of years.

If we sow the Spirit of God or the Kingdom of God. God will bring you out and give you a Higher Level of understanding in the Third Day. Which is NOW!

Remember the Day for a Thousand years & a Year for a Day principle. 2Pet 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Now look at this and ponder what it means. Hos 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

Now focus on this: Hos 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. In the Third realm of understanding this means. We have had 2,000 years of Christ working to REVIVE US! Or WAKE US UP OUT of the sleep that was put on Adam. That Vail that has been on our minds all of our life. We are going to be RAISE UP to HIS LEVEL which is Spirit!

The major Question is what Christ said: John 11:25 - 26 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. 26 Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?”

May Christ OPEN UP OUR MINDS TO SEE, SO BE IT!

By James Oliver Near

10/12/2016