Deuteronomy – Deu 16:1-8 We Must Die Daily to Our Carnal Mind by Eating the Bread of Affliction, Part 2

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Deu 16:1-8 We Must Die Daily to Our Carnal Mind by Eating the Bread of Affliction, Part 2

[Study Aired May 29, 2020]

Deu 16:1  Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. 
Deu 16:2  Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there. 
Deu 16:3  Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. 
Deu 16:4  And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. 
Deu 16:5  Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
Deu 16:6  But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. 
Deu 16:7  And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. 
Deu 16:8  Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.

When we first started this chapter we concentrated on verse one. We covered how we were to observe the young church keeping the blood on the door posts of our hearts by dying daily, uniting with Christ in the death of the flesh, the first born of Egypt. We reviewed how the new church, new moon, was the light of Christ, and we are to see ourselves in a new light. All Babylonian doctrine must be rejected.

Isa 3:1  For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water

…and all thoughts of freewill are despised as a lie from 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.

We saw that we were a new plant growing up, being resurrected daily out of the Root of the tree that was cut down. We thought we were that tree, that we thought we filled our own lives with the shade of our beasts and fowls of our air until our tree is cut down. Then we see that the LORD God rules in the kingdoms of men and set up over it the basest of men, and I was that basest of men.

Dan 4:20  The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;
Dan 4:21  Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:
Dan 4:22  It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong [in our own eyes]: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.
Dan 4:23  And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
Dan 4:24  This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
Dan 4:25  That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Dan 4:26  And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
Dan 4:27  Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

We saw that once we are given to see this truth, we begin to die to the old man and live unto the new man.

Rom 6:5  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin [serve sin in the thoughts of being your own great tree].

Die to the first born of Egypt and live to the new man by the blood on the door posts, dying to self, the old man. Then in our last study we saw more of the same thing. We saw that the death of the first born of Egypt cannot occur unless the the lamb is killed and the blood put upon the door posts. The death of the lamb is first, then the death of the first born, but although this seems to be outward, it is not. It is inward, and the death of the lamb and the death of the first born are simultaneously occurring as shown by the aorist tense.

Rom 6:6  KnowingG1097 [G5723] thisG5124, thatG3754 our<supG2257 oldG3820 manG444 is crucified withG4957 [G5681-aorist] him, thatG2443 the bodyG4983 of sinG266 might be destroyedG2673 [G5686], that henceforthG3371 weG2248 shouldG1398 notG3371 serveG1398 [G5721] sinG266.

When the revelation of who we are comes from the revelation of Who Christ is, the first born begins his death and the new man begins his life by growing out of the death of the first born. Like the tree growing out of the root of the tree that was cut down.

2Th 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him[inwardly in this aion]
2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come [G5632-aorist] a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed [G5686-aorist], 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.

How can we fall away first and the man of sin be revealed unless there is something to fall away from and something from which the man of sin is compared to? He is revealed because he is seen in the light of Christ. The “falling away” is G646 and means “apostasy”. We see ourselves as apostates when we are shown Christ. This is the true “passover”.  When that happens it is just as the first born being killed and the lamb’s blood being put on the door posts. It happens together and so does our coming into the revelation of Christ and the revealing of the man of sin. We don’t know that we oppose God and exalt ourselves above all that is called God until we are shown it, just like Nebuchadnezzar, who represents us. The word of God acts as a two-edged sword and cuts us with one side to the death of the old man, and then on the other side the death of the old man is seen as the life of the new man. The two-edged sword has healing in its cutting, healing in the death of the old man to the life of the new man in the revelation of Christ. Passing over is the new man in his house, fully dressed, with his shoes on and with his staff in his hand.

Exo 12:11  And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girdedyour shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.

What does this mean to us? What does it mean to have our loins girded, shoes on our feet and a staff in our hand while eating the lamb that has been slaughtered?  These words apply to us now, and they apply inwardly. How?

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [the death angel of Exodus 12 (Heb 2:14)]
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day [the time of the death angel], and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Our loins is our strength and our strength is covered in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

Job 40:16  Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

Isa 11:5  And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Our feet are covered with the preparation of the gospel of peace, knowing that the death angel cannot touch us because we are in our house and the door posts of that house are covered in the blood of the unblemished Lamb of God. His blood is our blood because if we are in Christ, then we are suffering with Him, we are filling up of the afflictions that are left behind of Christ, for the church’s sake.

Col 1:24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Our loins signify our power in Christ, and under His power we were in Christ before the world began. Our feet represent our walk in Christ covered by the walk of Christ as we walk in His foot steps and die daily to the first born Egyptian and live to the new man. Our staff is what guides us while we walk in the power of God and that staff is the word of God.

Psa 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

The word of God comforts us when we know the truth of the power we have in Christ before the world ever began. The peace we have in this power comforts us in the knowledge of the word. It is a guiding staff that allows us to walk without stumbling, without worry of the death angel.

When the rod of iron strikes my flesh, I have hope in the truth that this judgment is for my good as a son and knowing that without chastisement I am not a son. Therefore His rod and His staff comfort me as I eat the flesh of the Son of God in the house He has chosen to put His name. We are that house, we are that temple, we are the body of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. We are being passed over in judgment as the flesh is judged under the rod of iron, but the spirit is being renewed day by day by the guidance of the staff.

2Co 4:16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Our “outward” man is the first-born Egyptian who is dying under the shadow of the death angel and the “inward” man is Christ in us, the Israel of God whose door posts are covered in blood, who’s dressed and ready, and who are eating the flesh of the lamb.

Joh 6:53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Joh 6:54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:55  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Our new man is passed over in the sense we live by the death of the first born. The more the death angel kills of the Egyptian in us, from Pharaoh’s first born to the maiden’s first born, to the beast’s first born in us do we live. The more we die, the more we eat of the flesh of the Son of man.

Deu 16:4  And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.

When the morning comes at the beginning of the 1000-year reign, we will have eaten all of the flesh of the Lamb of God. We will have gone through the judgment of the first born Egyptian in us, and we will have filled up the seven plagues of the wrath of God upon the old man. There will be no more old man left to die, and the Lamb will be consumed, and we will be transformed into what we have been going through all  this time.

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth [new heart and mind and new spiritual body-the Israelite who was in his house covered by the blood, dressed and all the lamb had been eaten]: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away [the first born, the old man is dead]; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Deu 16:5  Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
Deu 16:6  But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

Sacrificing the passover within our gates is judging according to our fleshly knowledge. The gates represent the place of judgment and authority.

Pro 31:23  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

We cannot sacrifice by our creeds and doctrines of Babylon what only God can sacrifice by showing us our old man and revealing Christ at the same time. If we think we can sacrifice ourselves, then we do not need Christ and we have the power to be our own gods. We have not seen the abomination of who we are, and that is the cause of the desolating judgments we are going through.

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:) [We are the holy place (1Co 3:16)]

We have not been given to see that we were created evil for the purpose of recreating us into the image of the Son of God. Our evil experience in this life is for the purpose of being created into what we have been predestined to be – like Christ.

Ecc 1:13  I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens:it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it. (CLV)

1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

We have not been given to see that we were not just created thousands of years ago but that we are being created as the scriptures say we are.

Gen 1:26  And saying is the Elohim, “Make will We humanity in Our image, and according to Our likeness, and sway shall they over the fish of the sea, and over the flyer of the heavens, and over the beast, and over all land life, and over every moving animal moving on the land.
Gen 1:27  And creating is the Elohim humanity in His image. In the image of the Elohim He creates it. Male and female He creates them. (CLV)

This creating is in the “Qal” stem (H8799) which means it is continual and ongoing, and the Creator is the “causative” action Himself and not the creation through fabled freewill! This is the passover. The death angel passing over the carnal mind of the elect and killing all that He saw as from himself, and at the same time giving him life through the light of this truth to transformed, recreated into a new man, after the image of his Creator, Jesus Christ.

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [The unblemished lamb, the sacrifice, from which daily is eaten and the blood applied to the door posts of your heart, knowing that the more we die to the old man the more Christ is growing in us, and it is all by Him and for Him.]
Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

My old man is sacrifced daily by the renewing of my mind and my new man, who is BEING created into the image of Christ, is growing daily as a child in the womb of his mother.

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
Rev 12:2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Rev 12:3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Rev 12:4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born [the death angel].
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.

The death angel stands before us daily as we are being delivered from Babylon, Egypt, and daily he is given to try us and used to make us strong just like Job, who in the end received double of what he had lost.

Job 42:12  So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job [Put your name in the place of Job] more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
Job 42:13  He had also seven sons and three daughters.

Daily, hourly, we are delivered from the death angel by the death of our old man. He is given to overcome the old man, but in doing so he is allowing our new man to be recreated into the image of his Creator. We are being blessed by the death of our old man because unless he dies in this life to his rebellious thoughts of a free moral agent having freewill, he cannot in this eon be formed into the image of his Creator.

Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

All of mankind will be saved from death and created into a new vessel. However, if you are given to see it now in this age, then you will not have to go through the fire of the lake of fire in the age to come. Instead, we will be kings and priests to Christ, ruling and reigning for a 1000 symbolic years.

Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 

This is the meaning of the parable of the “passover” in Deuteronomy 16 and Exodus 12. The shadow of the death angel passes over our old man in this life to kill him as the first born of Pharaoh. It is done for the purpose of giving life to the new man, who is being recreated by death into the image of his Creator, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Creator, because God the Father gave Him that authority.

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.

“By Him are all things BEING created” because in verse 16, after the word “created”, which leaves us thinking in the past, we are informed that the word is in the “AORIST” tense – is, was, and will be. We are being created by the death of the first born into the life of the new man. We are GOING through the passover hourly, daily, and minute by minute, if we are an elect. Therefore…let us examine ourselves to see if we are indeed eating the passover or are we still in Babylon feeding off the leeks?

1Co 11:23  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1Co 11:24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me [every minute of the day].
1Co 11:25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. [every minute of the day]
1Co 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
1Co 11:27  Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
1Co 11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
1Co 11:29  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation [judgment – G2917] to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
1Co 11:30  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1Co 11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 

Thank God we are judged in this life, and thank God He has granted us mercy to see what we see and to hear what we hear, IN THIS AGE. We are seeing, hearing and eating the passover daily.

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