Deuteronomy – Deu 14:21 Part 3, Thou Shalt not Seethe a Kid in His Mother’s Milk

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Deuteronomy – Deu 14:21 Part 3, Thou Shalt not Seethe a Kid in His Mother’s Milk

[Study Aired February 14, 2020]

Deu 14:21  Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

In this verse we have covered how the thing that dies of itself is to be seen as a false doctrine of the flesh; a false doctrine that states we have died to the old man of our own will. This doctrine is a strange doctrine to the Israel of God and is given to the old man, not to be eaten by the new man. The new man is the Israel of God and knows that all things do not die of themselves but have died by the sovereign hand of God according to what He has laid out for all of His creation.  The stranger dwelling in Israel dies daily to what it has come to know as strange doctrine to Israel. The more it dwells within the gates of Israel, the more its old nation’s doctrines die, and it takes on the new nation’s doctrine.

Our old way of seeing things was by nature grown from a freewill-thinking stand point. “I am what I am because of my actions. I make myself or break myself by the actions I freely exercise of my own freewill, pressured by no outside force from anyone. I am my own man.” There are similiar doctrines that say, “My parents made me what I am, where I either praise them for making me what I am or condemn them for what I am.” Also we give credit to our neighbors or cities, our country, or society as a whole for what we are, good or evil. These are doctrines that have died of themselves giving no credit to God for what they are or WHAT THEY ARE NOT.

We covered how we are to see the stranger inside of us and the stranger in the world. We are to see them from the eyes of God; that they are what they are because of the sovereignty of God, just like each of us. Today we will cover the last part of this verse, “thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.”

The word seething means the following:

H1310
בָּשַׁל
bâshal
baw-shal’
A primitive root; properly to boil up; hence to be done in cooking; figuratively to ripen: – bake, boil, bring forth, is ripe, roast, seethe, sod (be sodden).
Total KJV occurrences: 28

The word “kid” means:

H1423
גְּדִי
gedı̂y
ghed-ee’
From the same as H1415; a young goat (from browsing): – kid.
Total KJV occurrences: 16

This verse is telling us not to boil a young goat in his mother’s milk. That is, do not take a young goat, kill him and then boil him in his own mother’s milk. What could this possibly be telling us spiritually? We know from scripture that a kid is a young goat.

Gen 27:9  Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

We saw by definition that “seething” meant boiling. Scripture also tells us, in the positive, that milk represents the first principles of the oracles of God.

Heb 5:11  Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb 5:13  For every one that useth milk [stuck on the first oracles of the principles of God] is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe [a kid, a young goat].
Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil [meaning they ARE skillful in the word of righteousness and are no longer on the milk of the word].

Finally, we all know that milk comes from the mother of the animal as this verse says, “thou shalt not seethe a kid in his MOTHER’S milk”. So, as plainly as we can state it, “Do not boil a young goat in HIS MOTHER’S milk.” To boil something is to make it hot enough by fire that it begins to boil. Boiling meat causes the meat to become tender, and it falls off the bone to which it is attached. We must understand what a goat is. The definition of the kid we saw in H1423 said a young goat, not a young lamb, but a goat. It is important to make a distinction between a goat and a lamb. Remember we are to first see this INWARDLY. The goat is inwardly. The seething is inwardly. The boiling is inwardly.

Mat 25:31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory [our day of the LORD inwardly], and all the holy angels with him [all His doctrines that come with Him], then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: [and the man of sin is dethroned in us].
Mat 25:32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Mat 25:33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

The Shepherd is Christ, and the sheep and goats are all the doctrines in us that must be separated. Christ has given us good doctrines, and He has given us bad doctrines. Some doctrines minister to Christ and glorify Him, whereas others do not. Some are sheep, and some are goats. The good doctrines He has given us see all men in the same state of sin. The good doctrines see all men equally dead in trespasses and sin. These are the sheep. The goats are all the doctrines in us that separate men from men and treat people differently, depending on the way we see God. Like James brings out in these verses:

Jas 2:1  My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Jas 2:2  For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
Jas 2:3  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
Jas 2:4  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

In these verses Christ is separating the sheep from the goats within us. He is destroying the goat doctrines which are based on partiality. In Babylon we see ourselves better than the stranger that does not know what we have come to know, or at least think we have come to know.

Mat 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand [the goats], Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Mat 25:42  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Mat 25:43  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Mat 25:44  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Mat 25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Mat 25:46  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

This last verse we must cover in the TVM because it brings out some very beautiful points.

Mat 25:46  AndG2532 theseG3778 shall go awayG565 [G5695] intoG1519 everlastingG166 punishmentG2851: butG1161 the righteousG1342 intoG1519 lifeG2222 eternalG166.

“And these, (the goats), shall go away” (G565- From G575 and G2064; to go off (that is, depart), aside (that is, apart) or behind (that is, follow), literally or figuratively: – come, depart, go (aside, away, back, out, . . . ways), pass away, be past.

Where do these goats go? They leave us, they depart from us, they are sent away from us as meat that died of itself, unclean. They are seen as detestable and abominable when we are shown what they are. They are seen as a doctrine that must be burned up, and every time they are recalled in our minds after the King has shown them to us, we see them as thrown into the eonian fire, burned up as detestable doctrines. We are delivered from them and become the sheep. We are both the sheep and the goats. We are the goats, but when the truth comes to us and the man of sin is dethroned, we become the sheep in that area of our life. There are plenty more goats in our earth that must be sent away into the eonian fire, and then we will take on the life of a lamb. The goat doctrine goes away and is seen as wood for the fire, and then we are given the sheep doctrine that will minister to the world as Christ. We will see that, although we are Israelites, chosen and elected out of the world, we are still as equally guilty of sin as all of humanity. Because we are given eyes to see, we in fact are worse than the rest of humanity, because we see what they cannot see. Christ has made them what they are, just as He has made us what we are, but both are still the creations of the Creator. My old man is still a goat and will always be a goat, whereas my new man is a sheep and will always be a sheep, Jacob and Esau. When I am shown a goat doctrine within myself…

“except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”

…It is immediately followed by the day of the LORD Jesus Christ in that area of the life. The old man’s doctrine is destroyed by the brightness of this revelation in me and that goat doctrine is cast away into outer darkness. That goat doctrine is cast out of the gate and burned. This process we read about earlier, of the Shepherd separating the sheep from the goats, is an aionios (eon) process that is ongoing, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. This is not a one-time act somewhere in our past but an ongoing process of separating our false doctrines from our sheep doctrines, remaking a stranger into an Israelite. There is an outward fulfillment of these verses at the white throne judgment with the goats being cast into the lake of fire, but today we are dealing with the inward application. Remember, Christ will not show the outward unless we have seen the inward. We cannot see to remove the splinter in the eye of the world if we have not seen the beam in our own eye (Mat 7:3). This takes us back to our verse today and how to apply it first inwardly and then outwardly.

“..Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk”

When I was first dragged to the knowledge of the truth, I went out “seething what I saw as goats in their mothers’ milk” in their Babylonian doctrine. All of us fed on the milk of Babylon, and all of us came out, and are coming out of Babylon, HOPEFULLY. When I was shown the truth, I would confront those of Babylon, strangers, with the fire of the word in a way to boil them in their doctrine. I would act like the sons of thunder.

Mar 3:17  And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

Luk 9:52  And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
Luk 9:53  And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
Luk 9:54  And when his disciples James and John [the sons of thunder] saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
Luk 9:55  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luk 9:56  For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

I would consume them in their mother’s milk not knowing what spirit was driving me to be a so-called defender of Christ and His people. I thought, because I was still a babe in Christ, that God needed me to defend Him, and so I boiled them in their mothers milk, I boiled them by the fire of God’s word boiling their Babylonian doctrine. Now, after years of having my senses exercised, I have learned to leave them alone and let God do what He has planned for them.

Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

I have been taught by God’s hand that when I judge them that are without, God shows me the doctrines I used to hold to, and the fire in my own house burns the wood, hay and stubble by which I am judging others. The words of Christ come to me:

Joh 8:7  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

“He that is WITHOUT SIN among you.” There is nothing in my old man that is NOT “without sin” for my old man was “conceived in sin”.

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

My mother, Babylon, shaped me in her false doctrine of self-righteousness, and she conceived me from her husband’s seed, the serpent.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

In the flesh, we are all shapen in inquity. The doctrines of Babylon are what shapes us and puffs us up as though we are righteous and need to boil that goat in its mother’s milk. However, even Christ did not do that to the self-righteous Pharisees who brought the woman to Him. He did not deride them, He did not yell at them, He did not make a public mockery out of them. He simply stated, “If you are without sin, then you throw the first stone to kill her.” He did not need to say anything else. He allowed their own conscience to correct them from their self-righteous act. I do not need to point the false doctrines of the world out to them in a way to seethe them. All I have to do is live my own life in Christ, and the life of Christ Himself will drag those who are of the truth to the truth. I stand on my principles. I do not take on their doctrines, but I do not destroy their lives because I believe I am holy.

Luk 9:55  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luk 9:56  For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

I do not need to kill those in the world. I do not need to seethe them in their mother’s milk. I need to follow my Shepherd and not worry about them.

Joh 21:20  Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
Joh 21:21  Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
Joh 21:22  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

Don’t worry about what the LORD is doing with others. I have to be reminded daily to focus inward at myself, to make sure my temple is clean, and not concern myself with what God is doing with other people. As long as they are not trying to spread false doctrine, as long as they are not living open lives of debauchery, I am commanded to tend to my life and my own household. The time will come when we will judge the world, but that time is not now, in this eon. The time will come when we will rule the world with a rod of iron, but that time is not now. I am commanded to rule my own world now, and if I can’t keep my own world in order now, because I am so focused on everyone else’s world, I will not be in that blessed and holy first resurrection. I will not be in that blessed and holy resurrection because in my self-righteous judgment of others in this eon. I had been deceived into believing I had already arrived at the resurrection. My faith had been overthrown because I was deceived into believing it had already come in me now.

2Ti 2:16  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2Ti 2:17  And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2Ti 2:18  Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

So, we are not to boil an unbeliever in his Babylonian doctrine by throwing them into the pot over the fire. Our words must be salted and applied to ourselves first, and then we can have peace with one another. But if I have lost my self-purification by seeing what Christ has saved me from, then my salt has lost its taste and is good for nothing. If your salt has lost its saltiness, then it has lost its effective preservative use, and your sacrifice is not received. How can you season your sacrifice to God if your salt has lost its saltiness? You cannot, and your sacrifice is not received. The salt is the word, and Christ in you is the sacrifice. If the word stops seeing Christ as the sacrifice, then you are not preserved.

Mar 9:49  For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Mar 9:50  Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

When the word is doing what it is supposed to do in me and about me, not worrying about what it is doing in others, it will be as a light upon a hill and be seen by all.

Mat 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Mat 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

If the salt of the purifying word is doing what it is supposed to do in my house, I will not worry about the world or others. But, if I believe I have arrived and my sacrifice has already been totally seasoned and I can judge others, then I must be thrown out into the world to be trodden under the foot of men. We all do it, and we all will have to have it burned out of us, but as long as I see myself as the chief of sinners, the salt is still doing its job. I cannot look up to judge those in the world when my own head is held down in looking inwardly at myself. I don’t need to take the time to point out their doctrine to shame them. The truth in me will be the light that shines out to them. They will see the love of Christ, not me, if the love of Christ is indeed living in me.

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover the following verse:

Deu 14:22  Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.