2.4: The Nature of the Mentality (Pneumatology)

2.4. The Nature of the Mentality (Pneumatology).

We believe that the Mentality of Separation, or Holy Spirit as it is commonly called, is in the unity of the eternal Godhead, and is one with the Father and with the Son and of one Infinite Mind (Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13:14). He is the Comforter, the Paraclete, the Instrument of the Baptism of Fire, Whom Christ promised that the Father would send in His authority that His people might have the Mind of Christ abiding (John 14:26). He convicts the world of sin or failure, of justice, and of judgment (John 16:8). He testifies of the reputation of Jesus (John 16:14). It is the Mentality of Separation that makes evil manifest. He quickens them that are dead in trespasses and failures, and opens the blind eye and dead ear to behold the Lamb of God that takes away the failure of the world (Eph. 2:5-6). 

Coming in the name and with the authority of the risen and ascended Savior, He is the precious pledge of the continued love and care of our exalted King. He takes of the things of Christ and shows them, as a realized possession, to the believing mind (John 16:14). Dwelling in the hearts of believers (John 14:17), He opens their understandings that they may understand the Scriptures, and becomes, to the humbled and surrendered heart, the Guide, Comforter, Support, and Separator, writing the immutable laws and principles of divine establishment on the hearts and minds of His little flock, bringing the good will of God to our remembrance.

2.4.1. The Anointed in Us. 

Christian Separatists affirm that true Christians are indwelled with the Mentality of Separation, the Anointed in us. We believe that this indwelling of the Anointed explains the ever-present abiding of Jesus Anointed, Who declared that He would never leave or forsake us (Heb 13:5). We further proclaim that it is through this means that we are known of God or that God knows us, so that the intimate communion shared by Adam in the original Paradise with God can again be restored to Adamic man.

“If we love one another, God remains in us, and His honorable brotherly love having been perfected in us. By this we know that we remain in Him, and He in us, because of His Mentality He has given us” (I John 4:12-13 AST).

“But if the Mentality of the One having raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One having raised the Anointed from the dead, will make alive your mortal bodies also, through the indwelling of His Mentality in you” (Rom. 8:11 AST).

“Guard the good deposit through the Mentality of Separation indwelling us” (II Tim. 1:14 AST).

“Do you not know that you are a house of God? And the Mentality of God dwells in you?” (I Cor. 3:16 AST).

“Or do you not know that your body is a house of the Mentality of Separation, which you have from God, and you are not of yourselves? You were bought for a price; then give reputation to God in your body” (I Cor. 6:19-20 AST).

“But we have the Mind of the Anointed” (I Cor. 2:16 AST).

“Let this mind be in you, which also was in Anointed Jesus, Who in God’s form did subsist” (Philip. 2:5-6 AST).

“For we are a house of the Living God, even as God has said, ‘I will dwell in them, and walk among them …” (II Cor. 6:16 AST).

2.4.2. Characteristics of the Mentality. 

The Scriptures record the following characteristics of the Mentality:

  1. The Mentality of Separation (Rom. 1:4)
  2. The Mentality of Truth (John 14:17)
  3. The Mentality of Wisdom and Understanding (Is. 11:2)
  4. The Mentality of Counsel and Strength (Is. 11:2)
  5. The Mentality of Knowledge and Godliness (Is. 11:2)
  6. The Mentality of the Fear of God (Is. 11:3)
  7. The Mentality of Judgment and of Burning (Is. 4:4)
  8. The Mentality of Favor (Heb. 10:29)
  9. The Mentality of Life (Rom. 8:2) 
  10. The Everlasting Mentality (Heb. 9:14)
  11. The Mentality of God and of the Anointed (Rom. 8:9)
  12. The Mentality of God and of Reputation (I Pet. 4:14)
  13. The Mentality Which Hungers to Envy (Jac. 4:5) 
  14. The Mentality of the promise of the separation (Eph. 1:13)
  15. The Comforter (John 14:16)
  16. The Oil of Gladness (Heb. 1:9)

Furthermore, only the Mentality has known the things of God (I Cor. 2:12) and the Mentality searches all things, even the deep things of God (I Cor. 2:10). The Mentality distributes different gifts of the Mentality as He purposes to our advantage (I Cor. 12:4-11). The Mentality Himself is an intercessor Who pleads our case with groanings that cannot be uttered (Rom. 8:26). He searches our hearts and intercedes on our behalf (Rom. 8:27). The Mentality will teach and remind us of all things (John 14:26). The Mentality speaks to the Body Politics and to those having an ear to hear through the Scriptures (Rev. 2:7). 

The Mentality is sent into our hearts to make us sons of God (Gal 4:6-7). The Mentality guides us into all truth and he announces the things of the Anointed to us (John 16:13-14). The Mentality witnesses to us concerning Jesus (John 14:26). If we are led by the Mentality of God, we are sons of God (Rom. 8:14). The Mentality appoints Overseers in the Body Politic (Acts 20:28). “And coming, that One [the Mentality] will convict the world concerning failure, and concerning justice, and concerning judgment” (John 16:8 AST). The Mentality remains with us forever and abides with us and in us (John 14:16-17). The Mentality fellowships with us (II Cor. 13:14). The Mentality dwells in us (I Cor. 3:16). The Mentality can be insulted, lied to, and blasphemed against (Heb. 10:29, Acts 5:3, Mat. 12:31-32). 

2.4.3. How the Mentality is Obtained. 

Christian Separatists believe that the Mentality of Separation is obtained through the washing and regeneration of the mind, which the New Testament calls the Baptism of Fire (See 9.1.1.). The Bible teaches clearly that there is not just one filling of the Mentality of Separation, but that there are to be many fillings of the Mentality of Separation. Paul and Peter both are recorded in the New Testament as having been filled with the Mentality more than once. Being filled with the Mentality is, therefore, a continuous, day-by-day process.

2.4.4. Where the Mentality is Revealed. 

We believe that the Mentality of Truth is revealed to us in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, as contained in the original autographs. There is and will be no other form of revelation. We are, therefore, instructed by John to “not be persuaded by every mentality, but test the mentalities, if they are of God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world” (I John 4:1 AST). And so Christians are to be continuously “receiving the Word with all readiness, examining the Scriptures daily if these things are so” (Acts 17:11 AST).

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