This is very good study. I pass this along. May the Creator open eyes & ears.  

James Oliver Near


By Ralph W. Knowles

Part 104.

The Wonderful Experience Of Being Pruned!

''Do you suppose that I have come to give peace upon earth? No, I say to you, but rather division;'' Luke 12:51. Amplified.

''Do you think that I came to bring peace to earth? No indeed! I came to make people choose sides''. Luke 12:51. Contemporary English Version.

''Do you think I came to give peace to the world? No, I came to divide the world!'' Luke 12:51. ERV.

I came to bring division, to cause people to choose sides, to divide the world, is the emphatic wording of the above three translations.

When we are told ''my peace I give to you'' to my way of thinking this is really meaning that in our experience of learning or perhaps guidance & pruning there is certainly a Divine peace involved which is with us always as ''I will never leave you or forsake you'' no matter what realm we are in be it 30, 60 or 100 fold, but we must remember that in our progression even though some of us are destined to the most wonderful things in the future there must be the time of indication in the of pointing out to us the difference between the necessary, the incongruous, the division & the choosing of sides, that is necessary for our advancement into the full realisation of the Most Holy Place wonderful understanding. What method would we think that Divinity would use for our perfection & the increase of our faith in entering into the fullness of the glorious REST that is prepared for the very elect?

''Therefore, a promise being left to enter into His rest, let us fear lest any of you should seem to come short of it. For also we have had the gospel preached, as well as them. But the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.'' Heb 4:1-2. MKJV.

''THEREFORE, WHILE the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it''. Heb 4:1. Amplified.

Sadly many of those Israelites did not enter into their rest at that time because of unbelief which was a metaphorical equivalent of our rest to us today, Interestingly Joshua did not bring the people into the then mentioned rest when he led those of Israel across Jordan into Canaan, which shows us that the true understanding of the reality of the Most Holy Place rest was to be at a future date.

''for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He scourges every son whom He receives." If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father does not chasten? But if you are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then you are bastards and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For truly they chastened us for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. Now chastening for the present does not seem to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are exercised by it. Because of this, straighten up the hands which hang down and the enfeebled knees. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.'' Heb 12:6-13. MKJV.

When Jeremiah was designated to his appropriate calling which was the oversight to the then nations of Israel it was not a sissified task but one that included gumption & at many times much disagreement & enmity which has always been the case with the prophets of old that were called to be obedient to our Deity's plan.

''See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and of the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.'' Jer 1:10. Amplified. Jer 1:10

''See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to overthrow, to build and to plant.'' Jer 1:10. Darby.

The equivalent of this today would also entail the washing away of the NATIONS (beguiling religious understandings) & the vast majority of their past religious concepts. Why? For our Deity is doing a NEW THING! If you have any doubts; Would you consider that a new thing could be accomplished in accordance with what we have been taught by our nations who are in our present case represented by our religious teachers of the past & perhaps present? Now we are in no way inferring that our Deity is holding anything against any of us but is elevating man into to a higher stage of concept of his/our Divine Identity!

No chastening for the present seems joyous but let us keep in mind our Divinity within is actually the Christ consciousness part of ourselves which is not coming to deal with sin Dan 9:24,but for the wonderful perfecting of the saints. Heb 12:5. I repeat sin which relates to – our mistaken lower identityhas nothing to do with what Divinity is doing with the Most Holy Place advocates of today. Below we read a most interesting account of what is to take place not in the third day but in the latter days; Which is when? RIGHT NOW!

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.

This latter day message is actually the salvation to be revealed that both Peter & Paul referred to in the last or latter time 1Pet 1:5, 1Pet 5:1. 2Cor 12 :2-4, to the MANY NATIONS - or ways of thinking – in our world of Christendom today!

The Number Of The Beast Is Actually The Number

Of Man In His Lower Bestial Mistaken Identity!

We are now presenting to you what several reliable translators strongly feel that the following verse is really saying to us today.

''Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate at once the number of the Wild Beast, for the number is that of man. And his number is six hundred sixty-six.'' Rev 13:18 Wuest. 666 This is referring to mankind in the plural & not a man in the singular!

''Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of man--his number is 666.'' Rev 13:18. English Majority Text Version.

Once again the number of MANKIND is a plurality & not a singular person.

''Here the wisdom is; the one having a mind, let him compute the number of the wild-beast; a number for of a man it is, and the number of him six hundred and sixty-six.'' Rev 13:18. Greek Diaglott. = 666. Of a man or mankind in the plural.

''Here is wisdom. Let him who has a mind calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is the number of MANKIND and its number is six hundred sixty-six." Rev 13:18. Concordant Literal Version. 666 The number of mankind which is once again in the plural. How can we determine the real understanding of this man or mankind? The below heading should bring further light on this age old dilemma!

The Lower Corporate Adamic Man As

Opposed To The Corporate Christ Identity!

What does the number of the wild beast represent; look carefully for in the above Wuest would inform us that it represents 'of man' or mankind, the English Majority Translation would say it is the number of man or mankind which indicates a plurality, the Concordant would stress that it is the NUMBER OF MANKIND & to my mind can only be mankind in its plurality; For centuries many have been imagining that one person would appear called an Antichrist, again we would stress that this antichrist that is even now showing itself & will manifest even further & lower is non-other than our age-old adversary or as some would put it, satan or SAW-TAWN which when honestly interpreted, (discounting all beguiling traditional religiosity) is our true adversary which is the equivalent of the lower bestial nature of MAN HIMSELF. The book of the 'revelation from the Christ to John the great apostle' is full of allegories & if you are not aware of it, the many different interpretations that man himself has given to this verse plus others also is astounding. Please notice the number of man is 6+6+6=18. In Luke 13:10-17 we find a significant story of a woman who was bound by an infirmity for 18 years, bound by the teaching of the lower religious man in his deluded religious fleshly identity & in this instance it is depicted by the number 18. This was because of a lack of teaching in the synagogue & this woman did not yet realise to the full extent that in her fleshly mistaken identity 6+6+6=18 the identity of a lower religious self that she herself had been bound; For how long? 18 years which is equivalent to our present subject which is the power & deceitfulness of our mistaken identity 6+6+6=18 or in short 18 years.

When Jesus laid his eyes on this 'woman bound for 18 years' he said ''WOMAN you are released from this infirmity'' then He laid his hands on her & instantly she was released & she was made straight. Notice that she was attending the sadly spiritually empty synagogue which are at times referred to as a WOMAN or WOMEN. The metaphor of this story is that today there are many people who are attending their synagogues or churches, men & women who have had a longing to be set free from their non-effective religiosity & they are aware within themselves that there is more to their spiritual existence than what their spiritually empty leaders are telling them. Our glorious Deity has some wonderful angels & very advanced watchers & may I also add those who are of the election with the LATTER DAY or up to date message for you, that is if you are sick & tired enough of your past or even your present spiritual diet. Our Deity is keeping the word which was promised by the prophets aeons ago.

I ask the question; Does peace always accompany truth? Not always as new & powerful truth will in some way bring division to your, perhaps household or friends & acquaintances, there is always a price to pay, but be aware there is the flip side to what we are declaring & that is you will no doubt make new & wonderful friends & find new & wonderful loving brethren who are on the same path! ''And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?'' Esther 4:14b Amplified.

Also we repeat when the Christ presence suddenly came on the scene & this above woman became aware of her long-time need ''Instantly she was released and was made straight'' both in her body & no doubt her understanding also!

Man G444 αα νθρωπος anthropos anth'-ro-pos From G435 and ωω ψ ops (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being: - certain, man.

Beast θηριον therion thay-ree'-on Diminutive from the same as G2339; a dangerous animal: - (venomous, wild) beast.

Have We Yet Heard His Voice?

''And a voice came out from within heaven, As for you, you are my Son, the beloved one; in you I am well pleased.'' Mk1:11. Wuest. IN YOU I am well pleased!

''Then a voice came from the heavens, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I have found delight." Mk1:11. English Majority Text Version.

''then said a voice from heaven, 'Thou art my Son, the Beloved, in thee is my delight.'' Mk 1:11. Moffatt NT. The beloved Son is where? IN THEE is my delight!

It may surprise some but it will be by & through these, our great Deity’s beloved ones, that the Theocracy of our Progenitor will be fulfilled. In the mentioning of a theocracy we would mention that there are several types or manners of ruling in this world today. We would first bring to our attention that which is termed as a true Monarchy which is the rule of a solely single person, a king or queen. Then we have what is generally known as Democracy this typifies the government of the people through elected representatives. The greatest of all of these is of course is a Theocracy, the complete rule of Deity! Many would interpret this as a deity that would be ruling its subjects solely from an outward physical point of view, I personally do not in any way believe that the wonderful Godhood in man would be indicating this at all, that is that Deity would be ruling solely in an outward manner especially with His beloved Clones! We have said all of this to show you the importance of the Son the beloved corporate Son, the Son in whom our great Progenitor has found GREAT DELIGHT!

This beloved elected Son is the one who is now in principle even at this very moment caught up to the throne for in the mind of Deity He sees the end from - or before - the beginning & this Son will be fully caught up to the throne to meet & to experience what & where our Deity is, indicating the future ''end from the beginning'' mind to rule or shepherd all nations with the sceptre or rod of iron! Rev 12:5.

''And truly I say to you, You will not see Me until it come when you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.'' Luke 13:35b. MKJV.

''And I tell you, you will not see Me again until the time comes when you shall say, Blessed (to be celebrated with praises) is He Who comes in the name of the Lord! Luke 13:35b. Amplified

The experience of Joseph as below would be a proven witness for what we are declaring!

''Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.'' Ps105:19. KJV.

''Until the time when what he said came about: the word of Jehovah tried him'' Ps 105:19. Darby

''until the time his prediction came true, as the word of the LORD refined him.'' Ps105:19. ISV.

The True Understanding Of Our Oneness!

The corporate soul of every man is actually one, the advanced spiritual man is aware that there is really only one soul, a corporate soul, in our flesh most think that we are separated but there is really only one corporate soul. In reality we every ''being of mankind'' are only one but a corporate ONE!

Why is it that all do not realise this. It is because we are coming out of the Adamic dream or sleep. And Deity put Adam into a deep sleep or dream. Gen 2:21. When did he come out of it? He has been shall we say evolving out of it for generations, now is the time of the great latter day awakening, ''the salvation to be unveiled in the last time'' 1Pet1:5, now is the time of our realisation of truths that have been veiled to us for so long the complete awakening from the Adamic adversarial dream or the lifting up = awakening of our dulled true spiritual intuition! Gen 2:21.

As far as I am concerned I personally do not see any evidence that the Adam man ever awakes from the dream or sleep, only in our Christ experience & then there are stages of awareness such as the 30 fold the 60 fold & finally the 100 fold. Our Deity has a place for all of these & even though many who are now in their separate folds are blinded to their brothers particular place, fold, or understanding all at sometime or another will have the veil lifted; Every man in his own time or order, this will be when those who are of the 100 fold understanding are caught up to the Most High Place of our Deity's throne & then the man-child will begin his reign as the fully revealed Clone of his Deity & hear it the eventual plan of the ages is that not one, I repeat NOT ONE will be left out. Is that pleasing to your spiritual understanding? It is to mine & even though some may think it 60 fold I will utter a loud HALLELUJAH!

Power Over All Of The Enemy!

''See, I have given you power to put your feet on snakes and evil beasts, and over all the strength of him who is against you: and nothing will do you damage.'' Luke 10:19. Bible in Basic English

''Behold, I give you the power of treading upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall in any-wise injure you.'' Lk 10:19. Darby.

Through the activity of our consciousness we transfer all the power of the outer world to where it belongs: that is within, this entails dwelling within the centre of our being.

''And so that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the glorious riches of his inheritance in the saints; And what is the exceeding greatness of his power in us as the result of the things we believe, according to the skill of his mighty power,'' Eph 1:18-19. Lamsa NT. From the Aramaic.

''the eyes of your heart having been enlightened, for you to perceive what is the expectation of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of the enjoyment of His allotment among the saints, and what the transcendent greatness of His power for us who are believing, in accord with the operation of the might of His strength,'' Eph 1:18-19. Concordant Literal.

It is interesting to know there is most often a way that a vast portion of scripture can be a metaphor for today's latter day experience!

No weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper!

''For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.'' 2Tim 1:7. MKJV.

''for God gives us, not a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of sanity." 2Tim1:7. Concordant Literal.

When the 12 spies returned from the promised land, both Joshua & Caleb were on their lonesome own-some, they were apparently well outnumbered, our Deitiy's way of judging a matter is not a numerical one but whether we are on the LORDS SIDE; Are we impressed with the number of men who are believing as we do or are we impressed with pleasing our 'enclosed within Deity'? Are we impressed with man whose breath is in his nostrils, or the man who has his being in the Christ & whose life is fully dedicated in pleasing his true Christ I-dentity! Out of all of Israel only Joshua & Caleb & the sons of the 10 spies whose parents said that they would be a prey went over Jordan after 40 years had passed. Read numbers 14:21-38. In verse 21 we read a glorious prophecy concerning the future of today's Joshua's & Caleb's.

''But truly as I live --- all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,'' Num 14:21. Amplified.

''but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD'' Num14:21. NKJV.

I would add, to most of you reading this, this would apply in the sense that the earth that our great Deity fills are the earthen vessels that we are, these are those that ''shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,''

''For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.'' 1Cor 16:9. NKJV.

''for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.'' 1Cor16:9. English Standard.

''He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.'' Ps 18:19. MKJV. Is this not true with many of us today!

''Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness nor shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth with the Word of truth, for us to be a certain first-fruit of His creatures.'' James 1:17-18. MKJV.

''Every gift good, and every gift perfect, from above is coming down from of the Father of the lights, with whom not one change, or of turning a shade; having willed he begot us by a word of truth, in order that to BE US, first-fruit a kind of the of himself creatures.'' James 1:17-18. Greek Diaglott.

In order that to BE US, can it be explained any clearer as to our true complete identity, we as corporate CLONES will be caught up to our Deity's throne, Rev 12:5b.

Gods favour is not for a season but for a lifetime. With long life Deity will satisfy me! ''God has not given us the spirit of fear but power & of love and of a sound mind''.


Deep within the secret of his plan

Hidden from the casual glance of man

God has reserved a work so rare

His masterpiece beyond compare.

In his own season God will expose

That which only now his Son-ship knows;

As rosebuds open, fold on fold,

His masterpiece shall all behold.

6Christ The Antidote Regarding Death

In this special hand-wrought company

Through the coming ages all shall see

That in this present day of sin

God worked such beauty deep within.

The whole universe shall stand amazed

Beholding the Sons whom God has raised

To sit within his throne-room seat,

His finished masterpiece complete.

Dora Van Assen.

Give No Place To The Negative!

This of course to bring us to a higher understanding is a play on the verse ''give no place to the devil'' . As we & others have been proclaiming for some time that the non-religious interpretation is that our adversary or opposing force is really the negative or baser part of ourselves. The lower part or mistaken nature or identity of man, is the man whose ''breath is in his nostrils'' so as our heading would indicate, we are to give no place to our mistaken or NEGATIVE IDENTITY.

''Leave you off from the human, whose breath is in his nostrils! For what account is he?'' Isa 2:22. Concordant Literal.

''Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostril; for in what is he to be esteemed?'' Isa 2:22, MKJV.

We need to understand just who & what our adversary really is & make the the transition from our past 30 & 60 fold way of thinking to the Most Holy Place understanding which is only within ourselves for man is actually the Temple of Deity that Temple which is not made with bricks & mortar or hammer & chisel but that which is made without hands. Our enemy is the one who has his ''breath in his nostrils''.

The Importance Of Our Calling!

''And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better things for us, THAT THEY WITHOUT US should not be made perfect''. Heb 11:38-39.

Remember that you account & amount to more than you maybe realise, many of the great ones of yore know that without us, yes without you & I who are coming into their own, they, those who are waiting cannot be made perfect without us; do not underestimate your latter day calling. Let us earnestly take our position & realise that we are called to be as we are informed in the verse, ''you are the head and not the tail'' also you are ''above and not beneath'' Deut 28:13. Also ''Your adversary is under your feet'' Rom 16:20. ''Greater is our Divinity who is in us, than our adversary who is part of this world'' 1Jn 4:4. ''We are victors and not victims'' 1Cor 15:57.

''And the anointing which you obtained from Him is remaining in you, and you have no need that anyone may be teaching you, but as His anointing is teaching you concerning all, and is true, and is no lie, according as it teaches you also, remain in Him." 1Jn2:27. Concordant Literal.

Recognising The Shadows For What They Are!

''We must try to become mature and start thinking about more than just the basic things we were taught about Christ. We shouldn't need to keep talking about why we ought to turn from deeds that bring death and why we ought to have faith in God. And we shouldn't need to keep teaching about baptisms or about the laying on of hands or about people being raised from death and the future judgment. Let's grow up, if God is willing.'' Heb 6:1-3. Contemporary English Version.

As we have mentioned in the past, there are many verses that would equate to our position today so we are now applying the above verses to our Most Holy Place understanding. Our Great Deity who from the very beginning ordained it that we be & are CLONES of Spirit & is actually US. Job 38:7. ''in order that to BE US, first-fruit a kind of the of himself creatures.'' James 1:17-18. Greek Diaglott.

We are not trying to be difficult for argument sake but the original, word for word message that was given in the day of Paul or Peter or John was not the latter day message that Peter was referring to in 1Pet 1:5. 5:1. ''the salvation to be unveiled in the last time''. When the great apostle Paul mentioned that he was ''caught up to the third heaven'' 2Cor 12:2b, he mentioned that it was not yet lawful or - the proper time - to be uttered or to be shared in that day & age, there is a time for all things, now is that time for what Peter, Paul & John had seen for the future, yes that latter time is now. The time of the basic doctrinal understandings are actually over for many but unfortunately the ''letter which kills'' still has a priority amongst many, this does not by any means suggest that those who are of a different persuasion to ourselves are forsaken but ''every man in his own order or time''. Our Deity's love & concern for all men will never waver. So we need to have an open mind & recognise the shadows for what they are.

In Colossians when Paul was referring to the Sabbath day he mentioned.

''Such things are only the SHADOW of things to come and they have only a symbolic value'' Col 2:17a. Amplified.

All of this has to do with the wonderful experience of being pruned, pruned from the ''the basic things we were taught about Christ'' and we in choosing to leave that which is behind we press toward the prize of the HIGH CALLING

''I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.'' Php 3:14. Amplified.

''to press on to the goal for the prize of God's high call in Christ Jesus.'' Php 3:14, Moffatt.

''I am pursuing on for the prize of the call from above of God which is in Christ Jesus .'' Php 3:14. Wuest.

We Are Making The Transition From The Man Who's Breath Is In His Nostrils

To The Eternal One Within Who Has Never Yet Needed To Breathe!

Which Equates To Crossing The Line Of Trying To Attain

And Letting That Which Is Within Appear As Outward Form!

Ralph Knowles, June 2017.

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Trust that this finds you in the high fellowship of God & His blessings. To those who are open hearted & are listening, blessings to you. There is always a higher place in God to be realised within. This is something that is never ending.

A very good teach on 3 day understanding. Jon