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Deuteronomy 23 – 34

Updated 5 Oct, 2015

Deuteronomy 23

In reference to verse one below: Persons excluded from the assembly for imperfections also has an application in spiritual terms; the willfully sinful and willful commandment breakers, are to be excluded from the midst of  the faithful, as being spiritually imperfect; not being holy as God is holy, by having no zeal to keep the whole Word of God.

John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Christ was saying that we must abide in Christ to bear fruit; and this contains two issues: First we MUST abide in Christ fully and follow others ONLY as they follow Christ; second we MUST indeed GROW spiritually bear fruit.

That is, we must GROW and multiply understanding and righteousness; which is internalizing the very nature of God through the enthusiastic learning and keeping of the Word of God, by the power of the spirit of Christ in us.

We are to be holy as God is holy, and we are to be perfect as Christ is perfect, through internalizing the nature of God by the power of  the spirit of Christ.   Those people barred from entering the temple because of such physical flaws  will later be resurrected whole and will have an opportunity to enter the congregation of spiritual Israel.

Deuteronomy 23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

The term “bastard” in the physical sense refers to an illegitimate child.  In the spiritual sense it refers to one called out to become a child of God, who rejects our heavenly Fathers instruction and correction. 

Hebrews 12:5    And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth [corrects], and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.12:7 If ye endure [accept God’s correction] chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 12:8  But if ye be without [if we refuse God’s correction and insist on our own ways] chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

The descendants of Ammon and Moab could not enter into Israel for ten generations from the day that Israel entered the Promised Land.  This is a physical matter; once the resurrection of the main harvest comes, they will have their opportunity to enter spiritual Israel.

Moab and Ammon had heard what God had done in Egypt and knew about God revealing himself and entering into a Covenant with Israel at Sinai; and they chose to resist Israel and so resist the God who led Israel,  not allowing passage through their land and refusing to sell food and water to Israel. 

Then they compounded their resistance of God Almighty by hiring Balaam to curse them.  And as if that wickedness was not sufficient; when God refused to allow the curse of Balaam and turned it to a blessing, they conspired to lead Israel into sin so that God would reject his own called out people! 

Brethren this is exactly like what Satan has done to the Ekklesia today!  Being unable to resist God and God’s purpose for his called out, Satan has led spiritual Israel into sin with the purpose of causing God to destroy his own called out people of spiritual Israel! 

Whereas those who sinned sexually with the daughters of Moab in physical Israel were destroyed; in today’s spiritual Israel, those who are sinning by committing spiritual adultery against the Husband of our baptismal commitment,  by making little gods and idols 0f men; will be cast into the furnace of great tribulation to afflict the flesh that the spirit might be saved after having learned a great eternal lesson.  

Almighty God the All Wise, is using this latter day situation in the Ekklesia to teach us vital lessons about spiritual adultery and idolatry of men, so that we will learn to exalt and  follow God above all else; while ancient Moab and Ammon were used as instructional examples to help us learn our lessons.

23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

23:4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.

23:5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace [as a type of God not extending mercy to the adamantly unrepentant wicked] nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

Prophetically Ammon and Moab  shall be subject to millennial Israel. Zeph 2:9,

We should always have respect for the Edomites [Turks, Turkmens] and the Egyptians.

23:7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.

23:8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

The Holy God will not co-dwell with any uncleanness. All physical uncleanness is to be removed from the military camp of Mosaic Israel because God was present there, as well as from any Holy Place. This is an object lesson for us that the  SPIRITUAL uncleanness of sin is to be removed from us, because God will not co-dwell with sin in us.  because god will be present within his spiritual Israel, there must be no sin polluting us. 

1 Corinthians 3:16   Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God [with the uncleanness of sin], him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Brethren, those who teach self justification, or that Christ will wink at sin so we need not de concerned, or that we should tolerate willful sin in our assembles: Are sons of wickedness like Balaam; seeking to lead us into sin so that God will destroy his people!

Deuteronomy 23:9 When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.

23:10 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp:

Here we again see the evening associated with the sun set.

23:11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.

23:12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

23:13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

Here is the reason.  The regulations concerning physical uncleanness have their spiritual counterpart.  God will not dwell in the presence of sin.  God’s spirit will LEAVE the self justifying willful sinner.  Let me be absolutely clear:  If we make excuses for ourselves to justify continuing in sin;  God’s spirit will be withdrawn from us.

23:14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

Laws on escaped slaves, usury and prostitution.

This refers to a person who has escaped from a foreign land, and is God’s refugee law.  nevertheless the refugee must sincerely repent of all past sin and pledge to keep the laws of Israel [the laws of God]; and then he may chose his own city or place to dwell at.

23:15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

23:16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

All sexual promiscuity is forbidden; including homosexuality and prostitution, as well as adultery, fornication and cross dressing for sexual reasons.  All of these things pervert the sanctity of marriage, which is an allegory of what God intends concerning our relationship with him.

23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

The commandments below are blatantly and shamelessly flouted in the Israelite nations and Judah today.  For these sins they shall yet go into another captivity. 

Money gotten through evil deeds is forbidden to be brought into the temple of God as the fruits of sin.  Anything that is even associated with sin is unclean and not to be taken into the presence of God. 

23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog [dogs will try to mount anything including their own males and are a biblical type for homosexuals], into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

This is referring to personal necessities loans and not to commercial loans for the purpose of earning income.  Loaning a billion dollars to build a huge skyscraper or bridge is a far different matter than loaning a person a few dollars so he may buy bread for his family. 

The object here is to prevent personal poverty as far as is possible.  This law prohibits modern credit card interest charges. 

23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:

23:20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

It is better NOT to make a vow, than to vow and not keep it. This actually has to do with lying to or before God by making unkept promises. Our baptismal Marriage Covenant was a type of promise or vow to God to keep all of his commandments. If we then seek excuses to compromise and avoid passionate obedience; we are breaking our marriage vows to Christ.

23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

23:22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

23:23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering [a type of our free will baptismal pledge to follow the Lamb of God withersoever he goeth and to live by every Word of God], according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

The law of gleaning.

This is the law that the disciples of Christ followed in gleaning a few ears of grain as they walked through a field on Sabbath. This is the same as picking an apple as one walks through an orchard on the Sabbath; it in no way justifies paying for goods and services on Sabbath. No payment is made and no preparation, cooking or carrying away is done. We may take what is necessary for the immediate filling of an immediate need, we may NOT steal the man’s harvest.

23:24 When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel [to take away to our home].

23:25 When thou comest into the standing corn [grain] of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle [harvest in quantity] unto thy neighbour’s standing corn [grain].

 

Deuteronomy 24

Laws of Divorce: One may NOT remarry his divorced wife, who has since that divorce been the wife of another.  God allowed divorce because of the unconverted hardness of heart.  This was an act of mercy to allow those trapped in an intolerable situation with an abusive spouse a means of relief.   Divorce was NEVER God’s intention and in the New Covenant where both spouses have God’s spirit divorce is NOT lawful. 

Matthew 19:3  The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

19:5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

19:6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

19:7  They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

19:8  He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

19:9  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

24:2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife.

24:3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;

24:4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

God gives newlyweds a one year honeymoon from government service.

24:5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

You shall not take a man’s tools for any debt, for they are his life and livelihood.

24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man’s life to pledge.

Death for enslaving another in Israel.  The making of merchandise of the brethren by the elders also carries a death penalty. These men who seek personal followings and make merchandise of the brethren will NOT be in the resurrection, unless they repent.

24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

Leprosy referred to any growing skin blemish, not necessarily what is called the disease of leprosy today.  The biblical term leprosy was a reference to skin blemishes which disfigured and therefore made the victim unclean. 

Biblical leprosy is a broader term than the leprosy (Hansen’s disease) that we know today. The Hebrew tsara’ath included a variety of ailments and is most frequently seen in Leviticus, where it referred primarily to uncleanness or imperfections according to biblical standards. A person with any scaly skin blemish was tsara’ath. The symbolism extended to any rot, blemish or mold on leather, the walls of a house, and on woven cloth. Other Old Testament references to leprosy are associated with punishment or the consequences of sin.

In the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, tsara’ath was translated as aphe lepras. These words in Greek implied a scaly skin condition that spread over the body.

Others have suggested that the translation of tsara’ath includes “molds.” The recent discovery of a highly toxic mold (Stachybotrys sp.), which contaminates buildings and causes respiratory distress, memory loss, and rash, lends support to the translation of tsara’ath to include “mold.” As noted, tsara’ath incorporates a collection of contemporary terms, including Hansen’s disease, infectious skin diseases, and mold (or even mildew) diseases. 

The symbolism of biblical leprosy is similar to the symbolism of leaven; which may be very small at first, but which grows and grows until the whole body is covered, or the whole lump is leavened.    Leaven and leprosy are types of sin which pollutes the whole body.

1 Corinthians 5:6  Your glorying [in tolerating a sinner in the assembly] is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven [sincerely repent from all sin, casting it out and STOP sinning], that ye may be a new  [a new sin free spiritual person in Christ] lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:  5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven [continuing in our sins], neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of [purity from sin] sincerity and truth.

Deuteronomy 24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.

24:9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.

Love Thy Neighbour Laws.

We must not take back again by force what we have lent for immediate personal needs, but must wait until the person is able to repay.

24:10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

24:11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.

We must not hold any personal collateral beyond the sun set.

24:12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

24:13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

We must pay out wages to our workers at the time agreed without any delay.

24:14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

24:15 At his [appointed pay day] day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

Every person is to be held responsible for his own conduct; to receive his reward or punishment.  The same law is true spiritually.  When you stand be for God you will be held responsible for your own actions for good or for bad.  You will not be able to shirk saying “I was only following this or that person.”   What will you then answer when you are asked why you followed some person and did not fully follow the whole Word of God?  You will be speechless before your judge who will say to you:  

Matthew 7:23   And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

7:24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

7:25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

7:26  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

7:27  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Deuteronomy 24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

All judgment is to be fair and just and equal for all; and we are to be merciful to the needy and the helpless.

24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

24:18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

We are to be merciful and generous to the needy.

24:19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

24:20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

24:21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

24:22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

 

Deuteronomy 25

A maximum of forty lashes is proscribed for evil doing, and a fair and honest judgment must be rendered.

Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

25:2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his [in front of the judge] face, according to his fault, by a certain number.

25:3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile [would be totally humiliated and lose all the respect due him as a human being] unto thee.

The laborer is worthy of wages, and he should receive for and according to; his efforts. especially those that labor in sound doctrine. 

1 Corinthians 9:9   For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

9:10  Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

9:11  If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

1 Timothy 5:17  Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 5:18  For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

Deuteronomy 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

A man shall provide a son for his dead childless brother. This is because the land was given to each family as a permanent inheritance; and the inheritance genealogy needed to be maintained.

25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

25:6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.

25:7 And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.

25:8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

25:9 Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother’s house.

25:10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed [he shall be called a man of disgrace].

The book of Ruth shows that this duty of a husbands near kinsman then passes to the next nearest of kin

The below is not a reference to a loving fondling of her husband, but to an act of violence against another. The severity of the penalty is because such an injured man is to be cut off from the holy place through the blemish of the injury, and may be denied reproduction for the rest of his life due to the injury.

25:11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:

25:12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.

Again the Law of Love for neighbour is seen.  This is the issue of cheating others by manipulating measurements.  The spirit of this law is that we are not to be deceitful or to use ANY method to be dishonest and to deceive others.

25:13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers [different weights and measures with which to cheat others] weights, a great and a small.

25:14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.

25:15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

25:16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Later king Saul did much against Amalek, although he sinned in saving their cattle.

25:17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

25:18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

25:19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee [victory over the Canaanites]  rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of [utterly destroy] Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.

 

Deuteronomy 26

The law of the offering of the first fruits of the harvest; which is associated with the Wave Offering [beginning the spring harvest]. .

The Wave Offering representing Christ, and the first fruits representing the first fruits of the spiritual harvest of humanity.  

The physical first fruits are holy to God, representing in type the first fruits of the spiritual harvest of humanity.  The spring harvest was to begin with the Wave Offering representing the resurrection, ascension and acceptance of Jesus Christ as the first of a harvest of many brethren.  Then the first fruits of the harvests were to be brought to the temple to be placed before the altar and then eaten with the priests in rejoicing over the blessings of God for the physical harvest, and the spiritual harvests of humanity.

Deuteronomy 26:1 And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein;

26:2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.

26:3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us.

26:4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God.

26:5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

26:6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:

26:7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:

26:8 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:

26:9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.

26:10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:

26:11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.

The tithing for the poor.

26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

26:13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them.

26:14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning [during the burden of tithing], neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me.

26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Today most  governments take far more than 10 % on every third year for the poor; which fulfills the purpose of this commandment. In another couple of years the tribulation will be upon us and there will be no tithing at all in a collapsed economy. 

When he comes Messiah will establish a new economic order restoring true godly financial systems, nevertheless we should be generous in helping our brethren in need.

Our baptismal covenant is to keep all of God’s commandments, in both the physical letter  and in the spirit and intent of those commandments. 

When we agree to be baptized, we are committing ourselves to keep the whole Word of God and to live by every Word of God, and to follow no man no matter what that man claims about himself; if he does not faithfully teach us to be zealous to keep every Word of God.

Our Baptismal Agreement

26:16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

26:17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:

26:18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;

26:19 And to make thee high above all nations [as spirit kings and priests teaching and ruling all nations]  which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.

 

Deuteronomy 27

The people are again encouraged to keep all of the commandments of God: For possession of the land [For the faithful New Covenant called out, the Promised Land of Eternal Life] is absolutely dependent on keeping all the commandments of God with enthusiastic passionate zeal and love for our Husband!

Deuteronomy 27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

27:2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister:

When they enter the land they must list the laws of God [the laws of the Land of God] on a monument at the border.

27:3 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.

27:4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.

An altar is to be built at the entry of the Promised Land and peace offerings representing the people reconciled to and at peace with God, living by every Word of God is to be set up.  [At this point the tabernacle is with the people and so the law about not sacrificing away from the tabernacle is not broken.] 

The altar is to be built of whole stones not cut out by the hand of man; which is reference in Daniel two when Jesus Christ comes to strike Babylon on its toes and destroy that evil system.  The stones of the altar are representative of Messiah the Christ the Rock of our Salvation.

27:5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.

27:6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings [representative of wholehearted obedience and service to God] thereon unto the LORD thy God:

27:7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings [representative of being reconciled to and at peace with God], and shalt eat [the peace offerings] there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God [at their entry into the Promised Land given to them by God; which is an allegory of the entry of the New Covenant called out overcomers, into the spiritual  Promised Land of eternal life, through faithfully following the Mighty God]

The people of physical and spiritual Israel are never to forget that their place in the Promised Land is absolutely conditional on their faithful zeal to live by every Word of God.

Deuteronomy 27:8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

Notice here very plainly how hugely important the keeping of all the commandments is to our Great God. 

Our baptismal commitment is to keep all the commandments of our espoused Husband, to live by EVERY Word of God, as we enter voluntarily into a marriage covenant of espousal to a spiritual Husband.

Whether we are chosen to be changed to spirit and enter a final formal marriage with Christ in eternal life, or are not chosen; is entirely dependent on whether we love him enough to zealously “be a DOER of the Law” now,  and diligently DO WHAT God COMMANDS!

27:9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.

27:10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.

Moses instructs the Levites to loudly declare  blessings  for obedience and cursing’s for not diligently living by every Word of God.

27:11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,

27:12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:

27:13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

27:14 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

Physical idolatry has its spiritual application in making idols of corporate organizations and making idols of men to follow them in place of living by every Word of God.

27:15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.

The spiritual application below is disobedience to God the Father, and not living by His every Word.

27:16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

This refers to not loving and doing good to others.

27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Spiritually this refers to teaching false doctrine to lead others astray. 

27:18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

This refers to the perverting of godly judgment.

27:19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

This refers to shaming one’s father, as a type of spiritually bringing shame on God the Father.

27:20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he uncovereth his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Spiritually this refers to our fidelity to our spiritual Husband Jesus Christ above all, and the rejection of all false ways and sinful abominations.

27:21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.

27:22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

27:23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Spiritually this refers to the sin of Balaam in taking a reward to lead the people astray from God into sin and so spiritually murdering them.  This is a great sin in the Ekklesia today as they lead the people astray from God in pursuit of the reward of numbers and income.

27:24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.

27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

And some foolish and ignorant people say that God’s law is not a Law of Love! God’s law is defined as “Love for God” and “Love for our neighbour” as Jesus Christ clearly defined the law from his own mouth!

God IS love; God’s law IS love: BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!!

Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

23:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

23:38 This is the first and great commandment.

23:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

23:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

Deuteronomy 28

In this latter day, Israel [the Anglo Saxon peoples] and Judah are under the protection of God so that God may fulfill the promises he made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. 

We have been given choice blessings and we have responded by filling our lands with abominations and great rebellion against the commandments of our God. 

Therefore hear the warnings of God as recorded by Moses.

At this moment there is a great regional war brewing in the Middle East.  God will give Israel and Judah one last victory!  After which [if they do not repent and turn from their sin] they shall be taken into a new captivity, as soon as Peace and Safety is declared 1 Thess 5:3. 

The Blessings For Obedience to all of God’s commandments 

We have been blessed and made the chief peoples on the earth for the past several hundred years.  Now God is preparing to correct Israel [The Anglo Saxon people] and Judah one last time in preparation for the coming of Messiah the Christ. 

Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

28:3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

28:5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

28:6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

28:9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.

28:10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

28:11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

28:14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

The curses for disobedience, or compromising with any of God’s commandments; which are beginning to fall upon the people of God [the New Covenant spiritual Israel]  and physical Israel [the Anglo Saxon peoples] and Judah, as a final warning; and which are about to climax with a final captivity after the coming LAST victory over our enemies in this dispensation. 

Once Islamic Extremism in the Middle East is crushed and a regional peace deal is achieved; the abomination will be set up in the Vatican and when he goes to the Holy Place 75 days after being set up doing miracles the captivity of our people will begin with the occupation of Jerusalem and spread from there to all of Judah and will include the defeat of the Anglo Saxon peoples. 

This is a long list of the horrors that will come upon us for the overspreading of our many abominations; which curses could easily begin in the next two or three years. 

28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

28:16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

28:17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

28:18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

28:19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

28:20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

28:21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

28:22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption [wasting away], and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

28:24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

28:25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

28:26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

28:27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

28:28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

28:29 And thou shalt grope at noonday [seeking solutions in confusion of mind], as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

28:30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

28:31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.

28:32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.

28:33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

28:34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

28:35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.

Because we serve idols of men; we shall be made to serve men.

28:36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

28:37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

28:38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

28:39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.

28:40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.

28:41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.

28:42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.

28:43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

28:44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

28:45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

28:46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things [Because we will not zealously serve God during the abundance of God’s blessings we shall be given over to they curse to humble us.];

28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

28:50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

28:53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

28:54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate [meek and timid], his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:

28:55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.

28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

28:57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;

28:59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful [great], and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

28:62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.

A final captivity

28:63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

28:66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:

28:67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

Right now the nations of Israel, both physical and spiritual, think obedience to God a little thing. The Israelite nations [including spiritual Israel] are immersed wholeheartedly in sin and about to receive God’s just correction in its fullness; while the people of God continue to idolize men and count their espousal to Christ, as meaning that they are to obey lovers who claim to come in his name, rather than their commitment to obey their God and obey the scriptures.

The brethren are relying on their false traditions instead on the commandments of their Husband.  The Ekklesia of the New Covenant called out is now also facing the strong correction that Moses warned us of and the Christ in Rev 3 warned us of.

 

Deuteronomy 29

Moses recites some more history with an more exhortation to obedience.

Deuteronomy 29:1 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.

29:2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;

29:3 The great temptations [miraculous wonders] which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:

God reveals to Moses the need for a New and better Covenant as promised in Jer 31:31 and Eze 36: 24.  Once Judah and Israel [the Anglo Saxon peoples] have been humbled in the final correction and are made ready to live by every Word of God; Messiah the Christ will come and deliver us.

Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

36:25  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

36:27  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

36:28  And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

36:29  I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

The forty years in the wilderness

29:5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.

29:6 Ye have not eaten [your own bread but ate manna] bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

29:7 And when ye came unto this place [Bashan (Golan); north of Moab on the east side of the Jordan river] , Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:

29:8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.

29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.

At this point Moses tells the people that their fathers did not enter the land because of unbelief and disobedience even though they were in a Covenant with God. He then tells the people that God is renewing the Covenant with them as he did at Sinai, as they go to enter the land; he makes it clear that if they turn away like their fathers they will be removed from the land: For possession of the Promised Land is absolutely contingent upon faithful obedience to their Marriage Covenant Husband.

This very same thing is true of the New Covenant called out of spiritual Israel . Our entry into eternal life and the right to receive the promises of God, is absolutely contingent on our faithful obedience to our New Covenant Husband.  God does not take spiritual adultery and a faithless wife lightly: He is a jealous God and will NOT tolerate the sin of doing what men and organizations say above doing what he says.

If we turn back into spiritual Egypt and slavery to the god-king of worldliness and wickedness:  We shall surely be rejected, as were all those who sought to return to Egypt.

29:10 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,

29:11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:

29:12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

29:13 That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

29:14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;

29:15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:

29:16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;

29:17 And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)

29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

If we deceive ourselves that this will not fall on us because we are such good folk in our own eyes; these things will still come upon us if we are zealous for our own ways above any zeal to learn and to passionately live by every Word of God..

29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness [intoxication with pride] to thirst [the lack of the waters of God’s Spirit, and the Word of God]:

29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.

29:21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:

29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;

29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:

29:24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?

Brethren, this day let it be known that we, the spiritually called out of the New Covenant; have turned from the Husband of our baptismal espousal to follow idols of men. 

It is for our great zeal to blindly obey our corporate gods and idols of men, and our great LACK of zeal to follow and obey the Husband of our baptismal commitment to live by every Word of God, that we will be rejected by Messiah the Christ Rev 3:15 and cast into great tribulation, that by afflicting the flesh God might perhaps save us spiritually.

29:25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:

29:26 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:

29:27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:

29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.

29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

 

Deuteronomy 30

The compassion of God at the sincere repentance of the people after their humbling correction in this latter day; will bring Messiah the Christ to rule all nations and teach them the way to peace with each other and reconciliation with the God the Holy Father in heaven!

Deuteronomy 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,

30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

30:4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:

30:5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

Below is the New Covenant prophesied by Moses and which was later prophesied in Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36.

30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

30:7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.

30:8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.

30:9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:

This New Covenant is also conditional upon obedience to all of the commandments of God; yet God will strengthen his people by turning our hearts from stone to flesh and writing his law on our hearts, which will be softened by the addition of his Holy Spirit as it is written in Joel 2:28

30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

If we commit to a diligent keeping of all of God’s commandments, we shall be given the Holy Spirit of God and strengthened to keep the Word of God. 

30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

Possession of the physical Promised Land is absolutely CONDITIONAL on our obedience to the word of our God!  Therefore the lawbreakers:  WILL BE DRIVEN OFF THE LAND!

This practical physical driving out of the wicked is an allegory of the spiritual:  possession of the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life, which is also absolutely CONDITIONAL on our passionate love of God and our diligent obedience to him and all of his commandments!

30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

30:17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

30:18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

God through Moses, set before the people a choice to obey to life or to turn away unto death. the choice was theirs: Today the choice is ours. Will we turn back to our God in diligent, faithful, zealous, passionate, obedient, enthusiasm to keep his commandments; or will we choose the easy way of wickedness that leads to our correction and destruction?

30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

 

Deuteronomy 31

Moses gives his last instructions to the people and hands leadership over to Joshua.

Deuteronomy 31:1 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.

31:2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

Joshua was faithful to live by every Word of God and no enemy could stand before him.  If the New Covenant called out of spiritual Israel are faithfully diligent to live by every Word of God like Joshua was, we shall enter into the Promised Land of eternal life; for our Mighty God will go before us to conquer every sin and the grave itself.

31:3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations [as types God destroying sin in his faithful] from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, he shall [Joshua shall be your physical leader] go over before thee, as the LORD hath said.

31:4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed.

31:5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.

Physical Israel was not to fear but to trust in God; even so spiritual Israel is not to fear what any man can do, but to be zealous to live by every Word of God; for the Almighty One is the Champion of those who love him enough to follow him, to trust in him and to live by his every Word.

31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Yes brethren, be strong for our LORD to learn and to faithfully live by his every Word;  be strong my friends and do not fear what any man can do; for our LORD is victor over all, even over the grave itself!

31:7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

31:8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Moses then wrote out [or caused to be written] a copy of his address for the people and commanded that it be read to all the people every seventh year at the Feast of Tabernacles to remind all the people of the imperative to obey their Covenant Husband and keep all of his commandments so that they may prosper and receive the promised blessings.

This scriptural instruction is widely ignored to this day.  If only we would obey this instruction, we would be reminded of how far we have fallen from our baptismal commitment and  be warned of the correction that is soon coming upon us if we remain steadfast in our sins.

31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.

31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,

31:11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

31:12 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:

31:13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

God then speaks to Moses and foretells to him what shall come upon the people; and Joshua is made leader.

31:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.

God speaks to Moses and Joshua.

31:15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.

31:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; . . .

God foretells the future of the people of physical Israel, the  future of spiritual Israel being foretold in the New Testament; that they should fall away and suffer many things before sincerely repenting and turning to serve God.

. . . and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

31:17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?

Because even today’s New Covenant spiritual Israel has forsaken the Eternal to follow their idols of men and false traditions; God will surely reject us into great tribulation Rev 3:16, along with physical Israel and Judah.

31:18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.

31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.

31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware. [God’s two servants will surely remind physical Israel and those of spiritual Israel in tribulation of Deu 32 Song of Moses]

Moses encourages Joshua and commands that this book be placed in the Ark to be kept safe for a witness against the people.

31:22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.

Where are the Joshua’s of today who will help prepare and lead the brethren towards true godliness?  Where are the Daniel’s and Elijah’s, who are strong to cleave to their Mighty One as a Shining Light of example, to show the brethren the ways of the Eternal and life eternal?

31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.

31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

31:25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,

31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

31:27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

It is so sad that human beings are driven to follow men; and a supposedly godly people will quickly follow deceitful men away from God.

31:28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

 

Deuteronomy 32

Not to be confused with the Song of Moses rejoicing over the crossing of the Red Sea this Song given to Moses by God; is a warning to the host of Israel and the brethren of spiritual Israel by Almighty God.

God is NOT a respecter of persons, as he dealt with physical Israel; he WILL deal with spiritual Israel. Our strong correction is coming and is at the very door.

At that time when physical and spiritual Judah and Israel have been taken in their last captivity for all their abominations with which they have defiled themselves, they shall sincerely  repent and turn to their God; and Messiah the Christ SHALL come to deliver them. 

The Song of Moses given by Almighty God as a witness against physical and spiritual Israel.  Hear ye the Word of the LORD!

Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I  will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my  mouth.

32:2 My doctrine [teachings of scripture] shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain [dew and mist] upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children [they are not God’s children but rebellious people]: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

32:6 Do ye thus requite [Is this how we reward God for calling us] the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.

32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Physical Israel [Jacob] is God’s portion; how much more then is New Covenant spiritual Israel to be the children of God?

32:9 For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

As physical Israel was chosen by God to be God’s people, God the Father found us in the filth of our sins and called us to him and his son as a spiritual New Covenant Israel, Jer 51:31, Eze 36:26.

32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

32:14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.

32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Jeshurun (Hebrew: יְשֻׁרוּן), in the Hebrew Bible, is a poetic name for Israel, derived from a root word meaning upright, just or straight. Jeshurun appears four times in the Hebrew Bible — three times in Deuteronomy and once in Isaiah. It can mean the people of Israel (Deut. 32:15; 33:26), the Land of Israel (Deut. 33:5;), or the Patriarch Jacob (whom an Angel renamed Israel in Genesis 32:29):

New Covenant spiritual Israel has also provoked the Husband of our baptismal commitment, by turning from following him; to following idols of men and rejecting truth and any zeal to live by every Word of God to cleave to our own false traditions.

32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods [Which the Ekklesia does with idols of men and corporate entities (which we love more than we love to live by every Word of God) today] , with abominations provoked they him to anger.

I will be very bold to write the truth here.  Today’s Ekklesia, the church of God groups have been misled to exalt men and corporate church organizations as having an ultimate moral authority to bind and loose the Word of God as they decide. 

This is the authority they claim in clinging to the obviously [and admitted by the Rabbins]  unbiblical Rabbinic Calendar and claim for their many other false teachings.  “We have the authority to decide” they claim. 

I say straight out:  This is a Doctrine of Demons! 

Almighty God decides and Almighty God teaches and commands; and we are to live by every Word of God; so says Jesus Christ!

Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

1 John 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods  that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

Brethren, the Ekklesia has forgotten any zeal to live by every Word of the Rock of our Salvation.  We even call God’s Sabbath’s holy condemning ourselves with our own mouths as we buy in restaurants and employ caterers and run businesses on God’s Holy Time!  

The longsuffering  patience of God in giving us space to repent from our wickedness speaks of the many tender mercies of our LORD.

32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

The LORD is beginning to abhor the Ekklesia for our wicked rebellions against him to follow our idols of men in place of any zeal to live by HIS WORD.  Rev 3:14-22

32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking [rebelliousness] of his sons, and of his daughters.

32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward [stubborn self-willed] generation, children in whom is no faith.

32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with [by serving idols of men] that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy [send them into captivity of another people] with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell [depths of the earth where the elements are molten], and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains [mountains = governments: this speaking of the great tribulation wars] .

32:23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

32:25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

God will then correct the proud nations far and wide.

32:27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.

Rejecting any zeal to live by every Word of God; neither physical Israel nor spiritual Israel have any wisdom or understanding of the things of God.

32:28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Then we must ask ourselves how our enemies could defeat us and fill us with fear if it were not a correction from God.

32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

The gods of the nations are not as the God of Abraham; yet they prevail against us.  Why?  Is it not because our God is against us and corrects us?

32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:

32:33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

The nations that will be used to defeat and correct the nations of physical Israel and the called out of spiritual Israel, will themselves be corrected for their own wickedness. 

32:35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

When we see our idols and gods of men and pride are destroyed; then we shall sincerely repent and run to the Eternal, the Rock of our Salvation.  When God sees us broken and repentant he will repent [stop] of correcting us and begin to show us mercy.

32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

32:37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,

God mocks our idols of men telling us to call upon them to save us.  Can our idols of men to whom we give our substance and seek to hear and follow their false ways, save us?  Not at all!

32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.

It is the Eternal who slays and who saves for all eternity and not any corporate church organization or human being; let us follow the Eternal to live by every Word of God alone; following men: ONLY as they follow God.

32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

32:44 And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea [Joshua] the son of Nun.

32:45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:

32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.

32:47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing [living by every Word of God] ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

The Song ended; Moses was told to go to Mt Nebo to see the Land, and to go to the place where he will die.

32:48 And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,

32:49 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:

32:50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:

32:51 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.

32:52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.

 

Deuteronomy 33

Moses before his death blessed the tribes and prophesied from God of their latter days when they shall become many independent nations on this earth

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

33:4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

33:5 And he [God] was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.

Here I am going to add the Prophetic Blessings of Jacob in Gen 49 beside the Prophetic Blessings of Moses to give a fuller picture of each tribe in the latter days.

33:6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.

Genesis 49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: 49:4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Reuben is not to become an independent  nation in his own right because of instability. This tribe became a part of the people known as Normans and settled in Norman dy in northern France; later most of them migrated to Canada and became the Quebecois and some ended up in the US where they are called Accadians.

33:7 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.

Genesis 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. 49:9  Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 49:12  His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

33:9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

33:10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.

33:11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.

Levi and Simeon were men of temper not to become nations and are to be divided [scattered through] in Israel

Genesis 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Benjamin [The Vikings, Norwegians] shall be a fearsome people which shall settle down and enjoy the riches of his inheritance, dwelling in a safe place.

Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil

Joseph replaced Reuben as the first born and was granted a double portion to become many nations.

Deuteronomy 33:13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

33:14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,

33:15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,

33:16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Joseph [The Anglo Saxon British and Americans] shall be warlike and fight many many wars, and shall have mighty blessing of good things.

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: 49:23 [They will have many enemies and much war, but will be blessed by God with great strength over their enemies] The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob;

49:25 Even by the God of thy father [Abraham], who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Zebulun is to dwell by the sea and Issachar by the mountains.

Deuteronomy 33:18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.

33:19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

Genesis 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

Genesis 49:14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

 Deuteronomy 33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.

33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.

Genesis 49:19  Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Dan shall leap from Bashan [Golan], he shall have his own nation and shall vex his brothers This speaking of the Irish [Dan]  fight for independence from the British [Ephraim]. 

Dan

The Patriarch Dan was born from the handmaid of Rachel, Bilhah. Rachel was in envy of her sister Leah. She wanted so badly to bear a child for Jacob, that she gave him her handmaid to bear a son. That son was Dan. When he was born she said, “God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.” (Gen 30:6). he meaning of the word “Dan” is “Judge” (Strong’s #1777 “judge”). 

When Israel took possession of the promised land, the tribe of Dan was allotted its tribal inheritance in the South Western area of that land.. Dan was situated west-Northwest of Judah; Dan’s territory was on the Mediterranean Sea, and included the busy port of Joppa, next to modern Tel-Aviv (Joshua 19:40-48).

Many Danes later left the land sailing from Joppa in ships while others migrated Northwards to Laish, and called the city Dan, after their father, see Judges 18. The northern city Laish, now called Dan, by the tribe of Dan, was about thirty miles inland from the ancient busy port of Tyre.

In the 1200’s B.C., before Dan went to Laish, in a song commemorating a great Israelite victory, the Judge Deborah lamented that during the battle, the “men of Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan [River], and [asked] why DAN REMAINED IN SHIPS?” (Judges 5:17). 

Dan was divided into two halves as an early migration by ship to Ireland was later followed by a second migration from Laish after the Assyrian captivity ending up in Denmark. 

The western Irish half tribe has vexed Ephraim, while the eastern Danish half tribe has been a peaceable nation. 

Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

Genesis 49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.  Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

Naphtali is to live west and south of Judea and is to be known for wise words.

Deuteronomy 33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.

Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

Asher shall be strong all his day, be wealthy and have access to oil.

Deuteronomy 33:24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

Genesis 49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

All Israel and their nations shall be blessed of the Eternal in the Kingdom of God.

Brethren, these prophecies are only in part for now, and are to be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God when all Israel repents and turns to the Eternal with a whole heart.

Jeshurun (Hebrew: יְשֻׁרוּן), in the Hebrew Bible, is a poetic name for Israel, derived from a root word meaning upright, just or straight. Jeshurun appears four times in the Hebrew Bible — three times in Deuteronomy and once in Isaiah. It can mean the people of Israel (Deut. 32:15; 33:26), the Land of Israel (Deut. 33:5;), or the Patriarch Jacob (whom an Angel renamed Israel in Genesis 32:29):

Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

33:29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

 

Deuteronomy 34

The scribe then writes of the last few days of Moses life  and his death.

Deuteronomy 34:1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,

34:2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,

34:3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

34:4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

34:6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

34:8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, [until the coming of “that prophet” Messiah the Christ].

34:11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,

34:12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.

 

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