Deuteronomy – Deu 16:18-20 Judges and Officers Shalt Thou Make Thee in All Thy Gates

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Deu 16:18-20 Judges and Officers Shalt Thou Make Thee in All Thy Gates

[Study Aired July 3, 2020]

Deu 16:18  Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
Deu 16:19  Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Deu 16:20  That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Last week we ended with these verses.

Heb 6:7  For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
Heb 6:8  But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

We have received the rain that has often fallen upon us, and that rain is the word of God. That word, hopefully, has created a pool in us, and together those pools create a lake where all of mankind will be brought to the knowledge of the truth.

Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

They are cast into the midst of the elect, the lake of fire, which will bring all men to the knowledge of truth. We become the pool of Siloam, where their spiritual eyes will be washed.

Neh 3:15  But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king’s garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.

Joh 9:6  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
Joh 9:7  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Today we will pick up on these thoughts. First, in Nehemiah the name of the man who repaired the gate of the fountain, who built it, covered it, set up the doors, the locks, bars, and the wall of the pool of Siloam is named Shallun the son of Colhozeh. His name means:

H7968
שׁלּוּן
shalûn
BDB Definition:
Shallun = “retribution”
1) son of Colhozeh and ruler of a district of the Mizpah
Part of Speech: noun proper masculine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: probably for H7967

H3626
כּל־חזה
kol̇chôzeh
BDB Definition:
Col-hozeh = “all-seeing”
1) father of a repairer of Jerusalem’s walls during the time of Nehemiah
Part of Speech: noun proper masculine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H3605 and H2374

From these names we understand that the “retribution” of the “all seeing” God comes through His Son, Jesus Christ. Christ hands out the retribution through His appointed kings and priests, who have become the very pool He has built. The retribution from God’s Son will be “all seeing” through the hands of God’s chosen officers and judges, or kings and priests. They will, as Deuteronomy 16:18 says, judge the people with just judgment in the thousand-year reign by a rod of iron.  What the elect have been taught in the feast of booths is that God Himself has predestined us to be molded into an image into which no one can mold himself. Let’s remember the words of Leviticus 23:41-44.

Lev 23:41  And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Lev 23:42  Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
Lev 23:43  That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Lev 23:44  And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

We must break these four verses down by each meaning to understand the spiritual meaning of what we are to learn NOW in this age.

First, the word “generations” in these verses is H1755 and means the following:

H1755
דֹּר    דּוֹר
dôr    dôr
dore, dore
From H1752; properly a revolution of time, that is, an age or generation; also a dwelling: – age, X evermore, generation, [n-]ever, posterity.
Total KJV occurrences: 167

We are going to focus on the word “posterity” and the definition is:

Posterity
POSTER’ITY, n. [L. posteritas, from posterus, from post, after.]
1. Descendants; children, children’s children, &c. indefinitely; the race that proceeds from a progenitor. The whole human race are the posterity of Adam.
2. In a general sense, succeeding generations; opposed to ancestors.

We are Christ’s inheritance, and in us and through us He inherits the world as a whole. We will be used by God to bring to fruition the possession of the inheritance to Christ. The world is the “generations”, the “prosterity”, the “descendants” who must be ruled over for the purpose of bringing all flesh to death. We will do this by knowing the full truth of the plan of God, as it is revealed to us in the coming ages. Our inheritance is to rule and to judge and then to bring to life the world, to be presented to Christ, and then Christ presents it to His Father (1Co 15:28).

Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8  Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; [Jas 1:2-3]
Eph 1:9  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times [the last harvest and after the storing up of corn and wine Deu 16:13, the beginning of the seven days and the beginning of the SEVENTH month, the beginning of the end in the completion of all flesh, the beginning of the thousand-year reign, the feast of tabernacles.] he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance[These are the generations, descendents and prosterity of which we were reading in Leviticus], being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12  That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

We were predestined to obtain the inheritance of Christ “for Him”. The elect of God were specifically created from before the world began. The elect will be transformed by the renewing of their minds, or heavens, (Rom 12:2, Tit 3:5), into officers and judges who would be used by God, through the knowledge we obtained in the aorist tense, feasting of tabernacles, to bring all of mankind to the feet of Christ.

Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

In the feast of tabernacles we are taught who we are in the flesh and how it was through the chastening grace of God in Christ He recreates us into the image of His Son and into the officers and judges of the thousand-year reign, symbolically brought out by crossing the Jordan and ruling all nations with a rod of iron. The feast laws were given to them before they had crossed the Jordan and before they had conquered the land. The purpose of the three feasts is to show the process of judgment upon us now to create us for then. All of what is being said here in Deuteronomy to the literal Israelites is being said BEFORE they have crossed the Jordan River; BEFORE they have begun to reign over the nations of the land.b

Deu 1:1  These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
Deu 1:5  On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

It is on this side of the Jordan, while still living in the booths in which we were MADE to live, that the LORD teaches how to judge. Learning how to judge is learning how to war against the doctrines of the man of sin we have been given to see ourselves as. Because we are given to see ourselves as the man of sin, the Abomination that brings the desolating judgments of God, we can now become the priests and kings who we have been created to be and bring those same desolating judgments upon the world in preparation for the lake of fire for which they will come to see themselves being created. The feasts were intended for them to observe after they had entered the promised land. So, too, it is with us. When the last trumpet is sounded, we will be raised in spirit bodies from our booths, and we will begin spiritually crossing the Jordan. We will then rule the nations of this world for a thousand years. We will be ruling booths. We have already understood what it took to rule our own booths in our wilderness journey, so these must also be ruled until their flesh is put to death literally and they are cast into the lake of fire where they will be tempered by fire to know the truth.

Lev 23:41  And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

The word “generations” being those who are inheriting the thousand-year reign, the feast we are feeding on is the knowledge we have received in our feast of tabernacles. We are able to rule them because we were taught how to rule in this age. The seven DAYS represent the coming to the “completion” (seven) of light in the Day Star, Christ, to begin the thousand years, represented by the word “year”. That feast outwardly begins when the fullness of times has come. We will then, in spirit form, feast on men, and in doing so, we will be “celebrating” the feast of tabernacles “IN” the completion of the light (seven days) which will be once we have entered our promised land, which will be the SEVENTH month. Here are the new testament verses that bring to light the truth of the statements above.

Rev 19:17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun [The day, as the seven days of the feast]; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; [These fowls, in the positive, are what we know about the evils of the flesh of the world in the sense we are given to judge them for their ignorance of truth. We have learned how to judge because we’re judged first. We are portrayed as wicked fowl to the world because to them we are indeed wicked because we are forcing them to live by the law, as we were, while still in booths.]
Rev 19:18  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. [All flesh is being judged, a celebrational feast for us, from the greatest to the smallest, from the free to the slave, all are being judged by the law to bring all men to rebellion against Christ and create an occasion for the destruction of all flesh.]
Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Rev 19:20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev 19:21  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Eph 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

The word “celebrate” in Leviticus 23:41 means:

H2287
חָגַג
châgag
khaw-gag’
A primitive root (compare H2283, H2328); properly to move in a circle, that is, (specifically) to march in a sacred procession, to observe a festival; by implication to be giddy: – celebrate, dance, (keep, hold) a (solemn) feast (holiday), reel to and fro.
Total KJV occurrences: 16

This sacred marching in a circle is exactly what Israel did when they crossed the Jordan and started marching around Jericho. This marching in a circle is “CELEBRATING” the Sun of Righteousness revolving around the earth, around the flesh of all mankind in the beginning of the thousand-year reign. All mankind will begin to be ruled by the gravitational force of the Christ, who will be revolving around the earth, the flesh of all mankind, and forcing them to be BE RULED BY A ROD OF IRON.

This “FORCE” will keep them bound to the earth and unable to try and soar above the earth. This force will make them to know the truth that they are being ruled by God and God alone. However, as we learned in the “feast of tabernacles” this force does not “convert”. No human being, alive in the flesh, can be converted in his heart by the law of the flesh. All flesh is sin in and of itself. The flesh is sin and all that comes from it is sin. What we have learned in the feast of booths is that we were forced to believe, we were DRAGGED to the truth and now are being taught that our flesh will not be saved. Any victory we get over this flesh is through the power of the Spirit of Christ which lives within us and in earnest, in a portion. As individual parts of the body, we do not have the spirit in fullness. The whole of the body, connected to the Head, does and will rule as a whole during the thousand-year reign. The thousand-year reign is for the purpose of God to seek an occasion to bring all flesh to an end through death. When there is no more flesh, then there will be the age of the lake of fire. Here are the verses to Israel celebrating, marching around Jericho, a parable of us celebrating around the world in a feast of tabernacles.

Jos 6:3  And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
Jos 6:4  And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
Jos 6:5  And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

Examine what the first three words of Leviticus 23:42 mean, “ye shall dwell”:

H3427
יָשַׁב
yâshab
yaw-shab’
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry: – (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing), ease self, endure, establish, X fail, habitation, haunt, (make to) inhabit (-ant), make to keep [house], lurking, X marry (-ing), (bring again to) place, remain, return, seat, set (-tle), (down-) sit (-down, still, -ting down, -ting [place] -uate), take, tarry.
Total KJV occurrences: 1081

“Ye shall dwell IN booths seven days.” Inwardly we saw this meant we would come to the completion of the judgment inwardly concerning who we are in the flesh. Now outwardly, this has to do with us dwelling among the world’s inhabitants in spirit bodies judging them by the rod of iron of God’s word and all for the purpose of the one last great rebellion, where all flesh will be brought to an end.

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 
Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

As we encamped them and walked around them for a thousand years, so also they will be gathered together against us, to encamp the Christ. As the fire came down from God and burned up the sacrifices of Elijah and testified against their gathering together against the LORD’s anointed, so, too, will this fire come down and burn up the sacrifice – all of mankind.

1Ki 18:37  Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
1Ki 18:38  Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1Ki 18:39  And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.
1Ki 18:40  And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal [the beast and false prophet of Satan]; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

We are made judges and officers in our gates, because we have been taught to judge righteous judgment from The LORD, in all our tribes inwardly. He has given the elect this knowledge for the purpose of training us up to judge the world (1Co 6:2) with just judgment, outwardly, throughout the literal tribes of the earth. We have been taught not to wrest judgment by respecting persons for the gift they give us. The flesh has offered us, inwardly, pleasures and gifts, but we have been taught not to take these gifts, because they cause us to wrest judgment for the flesh’s benefit. So, outwardly we will not respect the flesh’s gifts. The desires of the flesh blind the eyes of judgment and perverts the words of the truth. That which is altogether just before God we will follow in judging the world, and we shall live by that just judgment and inherit the world which God has given us. Let’s end in reading these verses again in the light of what we have been taught.

Deu 16:18  Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
Deu 16:19  Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Deu 16:20  That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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