Deuteronomy – Deu 14:10 And Whatsoever Hath not Fins and Scales ye May Not Eat; it is Unclean Unto You

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Deu 14:10  And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.

[Study Aired January 17, 2020]

Last week we covered eating fish with scales and fins. We covered how the scales represented pride, and when we see the truth we feed off what we see about ourselves. We covered the fact that all I have ever been, am or will be is by the hand of my Creator. When the flesh takes the glory for what He does, good or evil, he has stumbled over the stumbling block in pride. He has stumbled in thinking he is God and his own creator. However, when we see the truth we learn from the truth about what we are in the flesh and we then are able to feed off that truth.

Mat 24:28  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Whenever the eagle, who have been lifted up on the wings of God, sees where he has crucified the LORD in that great city called Sodom and Egypt, taking credit for anything, he is then able to feed on that meat. We feed off ourselves, for we are Christ. When Christ, the Head, dwells in us we are able to feed off the flesh of the Son of Man by seeing what He has testified against the flesh, “there is none good”, independent and separate from God.

Isa 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Luk 18:19  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Act 17:28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

So, to see this truth, to see your pride of self-righteousness is being able to feed on the carcase.

Eze 29:5  And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

Why does He tell us not to eat any fish that does not have scales or fins?  What spiritual significance does this mean to us? To not have scales, to not have pride, does not mean you do not have pride, but means you do not see your pride. You can’t feed on something that does not have meat to feed on. If we do not see our pride, then we do not have scales. So, we develop scales that are seen in Babylon. Before Babylon we do not see our pride, we are blind to the fact we are prideful.

Lev 26:14  But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
Lev 26:15  And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Lev 26:16  I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17  And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
Lev 26:18  And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:19  And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
Lev 26:20  And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

To whom is He speaking? He is speaking to us, the Israel of God, who are BEING JUDGED. He is not speaking to the Goliaths of the world, which we are before we are dragged to the knowledge of truth. He is speaking to us who ARE SEEING TRUTH.

Gal 6:16  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

These verses are speaking to us, the Israel of God, when Christ enters our house.

Eze 3:1  Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
Eze 3:2  So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

To substantiate what is being said in verse 2, we must realize again that the “he caused me to eat” is in the Hiphil stem H8818, which shows that God is the cause that we, the Israel of God, eat of Christ. We are what we are because He has caused us to know what we know and for no other reason.

Eze 3:3  And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

When we are first given the truth of Christ, the Son of man in us, it is sweet as honey to us. It gives joy and gladness for what we are beginning to see, we are chosen and elected, the sweet as honey part. As we learn we are now to be crucified with the words of Christ/Son of man, “there is none Good”, “the words that I speak unto you (our old man) I speak not OF MYSELF (from me); but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works (He is the One doing the speaking)”, I see that I do not exist. My words/works are not mine but Christ’s. I see that, “I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me” (Gal 2:20), and as Christ said of His Father, “the words we speak, I speak not of myself, but Christ that dwelleth in me, He does the works.” So, we say of our Father, Christ. I see that to be called an elect I must identify with Christ as the One doing the works and I…must be crucified.

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

What is the faith of The Son of God?

Luk 18:19  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 

Joh 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

Only the Israel of God can hear the words of God, because only the priests of the Israel of God carry the Ark of God. They carry Christ in them (Jos 6:4).

Eze 3:4  And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. [The house of Israel, who are chosen and elected out of the world.]
Eze 3:5  For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Eze 3:6  Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand [those without scales]. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
Eze 3:7  But the house of Israel [you and me] will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. 
Eze 3:8  Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
Eze 3:9  As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
Eze 3:10  Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
Eze 3:11  And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

Christ has been sent to the house of Israel in this eon and ONLY to the house of Israel. He has been sent to those who were typified in the birth of Issac, through whom, ‘thy seed shall be called’ (Gen 21:12; Rom 9:7).

Rom 9:7  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Rom 9:8  That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. [We are the children promised to Christ before the world began, as Issac was promised to Abram before Issac’s world began.]
Rom 9:9  For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
Rom 9:10  And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
Rom 9:11  (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Rom 9:12  It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Rom 9:13  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

All these verses are quoted for us to stay focused on the realization that only THE ISRAEL OF GOD HEARS US. We must always remember these facts when reading scripture.

1Jn 4:6  We are of God [because we were caused to be what we are BY GOD’S PREDESTINED PLAN]: he that knoweth God heareth us [Gl 4:9- “or rather, known of God”, hear us]; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Eze 3:12  Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.

What place is He speaking of? The place in our eon/age when we are eating the little book and it tastes as honey at first. It is a place where we begin to see and the truth begins to bud into growth. It is called “Telabib” – a place where the strength of Christ begins to grow in us after the seed has died.

תֵּל אָבִיב
têl ‘âbı̂yb
tale aw-beeb’
From H8510 and H24; mound of green growth; Tel-Abib, a place in Chaldaea: – Tel-abib.
Total KJV occurrences: 1

By contraction from H8524; a mound: – heap, X strength.
Total KJV occurrences: 5

From an unused root (meaning to be tender); green, that is a young ear of grain; hence the name of the month Abib or Nisan: – Abib, ear, green ears of corn.
Total KJV occurrences: 8

When we are a young and tender budding plant the truth is seen as sweet as honey. Like the parable, we “anon with joy receive it”, but as the judgment begins to take place and the crucifying starts, we become the other stages of the seed planted by the Sower. We are choked, we are eaten, and we are scorched. This is where the next verses of Ezekiel take us.

Eze 3:13  I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
Eze 3:14  So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me. 
Eze 3:15  Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

The name “Chebar” is from H3529 and means length and is from H3528, which means, “properly extent of time, that is, a great while; hence long ago, formerly, hitherto: – already, (seeing that which), now.” It from this great length of time, from our birth, we have been in captivity, but the release of that captivity has “budded” and the “ear” of Corn that has died, Christ, is beginning to show in our lives. It is sweet to the mouth of the new man but becomes bitter to the flesh. It is bitter because the flesh begins to see its demise in this birth of its younger brother, who has been promised the world. Now we will watch this play out in the next few verses, the struggle between the old man and the new man; the struggle as the younger brother is born and the older brother dies. The individuals in the next verses of Ezekiel are these very two brothers and yet they are in the same shell with the inward struggle of putting the flesh to death, and by doing so the new man lives on. This process becomes bitter to the old man but is still sweet as honey to the new man, Christ. The old man is not going to go quietly. When Christ, Who is our Watchman, enters us, or when Christ opens our eyes to see that He IS IN US, we begin to see the sweetness that we are the Israel of God and then the bitterness of what we must suffer to be the Israel of God. As we have covered before, it is a cause from God, before the foundation of the world. It is a “hiphil” – a cause of God, that WE WILL SUFFER DEATH, not a question or a choice, we WILL SUFFER THE DEATH OF OUR OLD MAN. It is not a choice, but a STATEMENT OF FACT. Just as matter of fact as we all will literally die. Remember, while reading the following verses that we are the wicked and the righteous.

Eze 3:16  And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 3:17  Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Eze 3:18  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 3:19  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

When Christ shows me somewhere in my life where I am stealing the glory from God in my self-righteousness and I dismiss it as not important or ignore the warning, I must suffer worst flames than the flames of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Mat 10:14  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Mat 10:15  Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

Whether I heed the warning or not, the inhabitants of that city are going to die. But when we are granted repentance, the fiery judgment is not as bad. We are going to die, but as we grow we are taught to take the judgment when it is shown rather than put it off until the flames are hotter. Christ warns us and therefore He is guiltless, but our old man is stubborn and rebellious and has to be dragged to the cross.

Luk 12:47  And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Now the next man is called “righteous”. We know that no man is righteous, so He must be thinking of something else, right? He is speaking of the wicked that thinks he is righteous. He is speaking to the same man in the preceding verses, the wicked. Look at the first word, “AGAIN”- H7725, it is speaking “AGAIN” to the same man. Both are “iniquitous”, self-righteous (Eze 33:13).

Eze 3:20  Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 3:21  Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

When it is revealed that we are taking the glory of God as ours and receiving praises of men or praises of self and do not repent, we have been warned. Whatever works we are doing, if we know that they are the works of God, we are not in sin. But, if we claim the smallest part, we are in sin and have been warned. God will not share His glory of being “God, the LORD” of all of His creation.

Isa 42:8  I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Warning the wicked and warning the righteous man, is warning the same man. The wicked man thinks he is righteous, and that makes him wicked, and the righteous thinks he is righteous which makes him wicked, and that’s the point. The righteous man is the wicked man when he thinks he is righteous and commits iniquity, and the wicked man is the righteous man because he thinks his righteousness proceeds from himself.

Eze 33:13  When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness [self righteousness], and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

Self righteousness is not what we think it is, and it is what we think it is. Here is what we think it is.

Luk 18:10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luk 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luk 18:12  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luk 18:13  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luk 18:14  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

We are right to see this as self-righteousness. Here is another self-righteousness we don’t see as equal to what we think it is.

2Sa 6:5  And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
2Sa 6:6  And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.
2Sa 6:7  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
2Sa 6:8  And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.
2Sa 6:9  And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

All Uzzah was doing was stopping the ark from falling off the cart. He thought he was doing a good thing. He naturally thought that he needed to help God’s ark not fall from the cart. He thought, as we all do in our self-righteousness, that God needs our help in areas of His creation. Both the Pharisee and the Publican are the same man, as the righteous and the wicked are the same man, because there is “none good” and there is “none righteous” (Rom 3:10-23). If I do not know that I am self-righteous and full of pride (scales), then I will not be able to feed off myself because I am an abomination. This is why we are to abstain from eating anything that does not show us our scales. False doctrines like Philosophy and such teach you that you are inherently a good person and you can make yourself whatever you desire. This is not having scales because they teach you doctrines to trust in yourself as the creator. All religions of the world, from Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhist, and any other religion you can think of, teaches you that you can save yourself from some sort of doom if you only do a, b, c, and d. They all teach we are born in a state of “equipoise”, a balance between good and evil, and we must fight to be good and to be evil. The popular belief is that Adam and Eve were created in this imaginary state and were swayed, against God’s wishes, to do evil and tip the balance of all of God’s creation toward evil. This very thought shows us we are created wicked and makes us blind from the truth of God’s total sovereignty over all of His creation. This is eating fish without scales, not seeing their own pride.

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