Deuteronomy – Deu 1:3-5 This Side of Jordan

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Deu 1:3-5 "This Side of Jordan"

Deu 1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;
Deu 1:4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
Deu 1:5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

Sihon, the king of the Amorites, was defeated by the Israelites when they asked for passage and king Sihon would not allow them to pass but rather came out to battle against them. Sihon, if we can receive it, is our old man. We are trying to make peace with him at first when we are babes in Christ, but he will not have it. He wants control over his own land. The verses below bring out who Sihon is and why he represents who we are in the flesh.

Deu 2:25 This day (our day of the LORD inwardly) will I begin to put the dread of thee (the THEE is Christ in us) and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven (our heavens inwardly), who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Rev 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Deu 2:26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth (which is H6932 and is from H6923 meaning 'beginnings') unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
Deu 2:27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
Deu 2:28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet; (no man might buy or sell lest he have the mark of the beast - Rev 13:17)
Deu 2:29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
Deu 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
Deu 2:31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.

Rom 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

God is not here to save our flesh, and He hardens our flesh so that He can then destroy it, as He is doing here with our old man, Sihon.

Deu 2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
Deu 2:33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.
Deu 2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:

This is that war in our heavens, where the true battle takes place. This is where Sihon, which means "warrior (BDB dictionary H5511), wars against Christ. This is our leaving Kedemoth, our new beginnings of a new KING and a new kingdom. This a totally new man where Christ is LORD of our lords and KING of our kings, over all that we were in the beast and all that we are now in Him. This is where we now begin to learn that we can claim nothing as ours, neither our religious good works nor our evil works.

Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Sihon, king of the Amorites, dwells in Heshbon and according to the Strong's Concordance, HeshbonH2809 is the same as H2808 and means "account, device, reason". This is where our old man dwells, in his account of things, reason of things and device of things in what he believes is his own kingdom. He does not reguard the God of his fathers because he believes he is the one who is in control over his own destiny. This is why Israel, Christ, is able to conquer him. He is void of the strength to fight against his CREATOR.

Then we set out to destroy Og the king of Bashan which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei.

OgH5747 is from H5746 and means to "gyrate" - to revolve on or around a center of axis, to circle or spiral. And he dwells in BashanH1316, a fruitful place for himself. It is fruit of the flesh and for the flesh. It is works of the flesh upon which Og, our old man, a second witness, gyrates. His axis is his flesh and his own appetites upon which he goes around and around, always learning but never able to come to knowledge of the truth. That's why none can buy or sell unless they have his mark, because he is the center of his own world. When we first have our day of The LORD, the strength of our old man is broken, and God begins to give us power over him and all his ways. We are both Sihon and Og; they are two, a witness to who we are in the flesh. (Just a note on the word Bashan. If you look up the following scriptures they will explain why Bashan is described as fruitful: Isa 2:13, Isa 33:9, Jer 22:20, Jer 50:19, Eze 27:6, Eze 39:18, Amo 4:1, Mic 7:14, Nah 1:4, Zec 11:2.)

Both of these are the beginning of our freedom from the man of sin. which must take place on this side the Jordan before we descend into the land of giants where we will learn to have peace in a land of war.

Deu 2:31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) [The three scriptures above are saying the same thing.]

We cannot conquer the giants now in our land nor in the millennium until our Sihon and Og are defeated in the wilderness. It is in this wilderness journey of judgments during which we are prepared for the millennium, symbolized by the promised land. Our lives now, in the flesh, are the predestined days of our wilderness journey, where we as a whole body, united as one, each member seeing himself as Christ's members, are taught that we cannot enter the promised land in the flesh as individuals. After we have been brought to victory in the exposing of the man of sin, we are given the victory over Sihon and Og as a whole and are ready to enter the millennium as a Body united as the One Israel, the man-child Who will rule the nations with a rod of iron (Rev 12:5).

Heb 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
Heb 3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Heb 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

The flesh cannot believe and will not enter the rest of God. As long as we have any confidence in the flesh, we are not victorious over Sihon and Og in that area of our lives/land. Those who died in the wilderness are a type and figure of our unbelieving selves. Those to whom God gives the victory over Sihon and Og are our new man that enter the promised land. The promised land is the beginning of our millennium internally, then literally, where we will be given power over the giants of the land in this literal world. We will be changed, in a twinkling of the eye, at the trump of God, and we who are the dead shall be raised incorruptible.

From the birth of Noah to when the promise was given to Abram was approximately 1000 years. From the day after the flood to the exodus of Israel is another 1000 years and from the time the literal Israelites crossed the Jordan to the time they were conquered by Babylon was approximately another 1000 years. First, the natural then the spiritual, is the pattern.

1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

These natural examples are for our learning of the spiritual. Their lives were for our learning.

1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

We know that the 1000 years is 10x10x10 which are the three stages (progress) of judgment until the completion of the flesh. The first step in the process of judgment was the time period leading up to the flood, then the time period leading up to the exodus and then the time period leading up to the captivity in Babylon. We are judged from the womb (Psa 51:5), we are judged in Egypt Rom 1:18,19), and then we are judged in Babylon (Rev 17:1) [3 steps of judgment each equalling roughly 1000 years].

We must experience all three of these steps of judgment before we are freed from sin by the birth of Christ in us; as the literal, so the spiritual (Joh 8:36). They were freed in the Ark, a type of Christ; they were freed by Moses, a type of Christ; then we were actually freed by the birth of Christ in us, where we are freed from the flood, from Egypt and then from capivity. The 1000 years are just a symbolic time of the leading up to the final stage of judgment, a time where God seeks an occasion to destroy all flesh.

Deu 1:5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

We know that Moab was the child of Lot's first-born daughter, who, along with her sister, took turns getting their father drunk so they could have sex with him, so they could have children and preserve their father's seed. [The destruction of the cities of the plain where they had lived led them to believe they and their father were the only people left alive (Gen 19:31).] These two children are another witness of the man of sin and preservation of the flesh by Babylon, the mother of harlots.

Gen 19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
Gen 19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Gen 19:37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
Gen 19:38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

So the children of Israel are on this of side the Jordan, still in the land of Moab, their flesh and the land of our father, the devil. However, now we have been given the victory over Sihon and Og, and God is preparing us to cross the Jordan to rule the nations within us with a rod of Iron. God then tells us this:

Deu 1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
Deu 1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
Deu 1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

"You have dwelt long enough" is the same as saying "you have been taught enough to be prepared to go to the mount of the Amorites and all that is around the mount of the Amorites, to the land of Canaan and begin to possess it." This possessing the land is the beginning of bringing all our false doctrines into the obedience of God. The following verses are the same things Moses is saying, but in the spirit for the spiritual.

2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2Co 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
2Co 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.

They are preparing to go to war in the literal promised land, and Paul is taking that same principle seen in the spirit and by the Spirit and applying it for us to learn spiritually. The strongholds are like the walls of Jericho, where they walked around the city until God had the walls fall. Our walls of Jericho as a body are cast down when we as a body are united as ONE in Christ. We are given a readiness to revenge all disobedience in thought that relies upon one iota of the smallest reliance on the flesh for anything and not Christ.

We must remember that the same God that created us created the giants that are in the land we are inhabiting. This is the key to defeating them. How can we defeat the giants if we believe the giants exist of themselves and by themselves, as we believe about our sins?

If we believe our sin is our sin by our own power, then why would we ask God for the help to defeat those giants in our land? He has nothing to do with our sin if we believe in our false doctrine of free will. It is a fallacy to believe we brought it upon ourselves, therefore it is up to us to defeat them, not God. In the false doctrine of free will, we are taught that God's holiness has nothing to do with evil, therefore He cannot even look upon us when we are in OUR SIN. But scripture teaches us that God creates the evil, just like the giants that represent our sin.

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

The 'rest' of the promised land comes from resting in the total creation of God, not in just what we believe God has created. Scripture clearly teaches that all things were created by Him and for Him;

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

These verses are what shows us what holiness actually is. He shows us that to truly worship God and to worship Him in holiness, we must give Him the credit for the creation of ALL THINGS. This is where the 'rest' originates and where freedom from the sins of our lives occurs, the defeating of the giants in our land. This is what Moses is telling the literal Israelites before they enter rest. The law shows us what we are from creation, and what do we do? We take that very law and make ourselves gods, little gods, separate and independent from the God who rules our own heavens and earth and who gives us light, to our own earth which we believe we control. But the truth is written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the worlds are come (Deu 1:8).

Deu 1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

He has created the land, created the inhabitants, created us and now SETS THE LAND BEFORE US IN THE TRUTH THAT HE WHO CREATED IT, CREATED US TO HAVE THE VICTORY OVER IT. THIS IS THE REST OF GOD that none but those with eyes to see and ears to hear can enter, behind the holy of holies with the curtain ripped wide open from top to bottom.

Mar 15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
Mar 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

The evil which God created, to bring us to the knowledge of Who He is in comparison to His creation, was not only created by Him but was destroyed by Him in the flesh of Christ. He, and He alone, was able to destroy what He created.

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
Job 14:2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Job 14:3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

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