Deuteronomy – Deu 16:18-20 They Shall Judge the People with Just Judgment

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Deu 16:18-20 They Shall Judge the People with Just Judgment

[Study Aired June 25, 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.

In the last six studies we have learned several things about who we are in Christ. We have studied who Christ is and how He operates inside us and what the feasts represent inside us. In the first study of this chapter, we learned that the month of Abib meant…

To “Observe, (H8104- means to guard or hedge about)  the month, (H2320- new moon-new church) of Abib, (H24- fresh, young ears) and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month, (H2320-new moon-new church) of Abib  (H24- fresh, young ears) the LORD thy God brought thee forth (H3318 in the hiphil stem H8818-meaning the LORD thy God is the causative action of the bringing forth out of Egypt) out of Egypt by night (in the new church- new moon, month of the tender plant, Abib).

This “being brought forth out of Egypt” is synonymous with growing up as a tender plant out of dry ground, or out of Babylon, which is Egypt.

Isa 53:2  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

We are that new church which grows up out of Christ Who is the original tender plant; we are His skin and bones. He grows into a Tree, and we grow from that Tree.

Eph 5:30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Then in the next study, we learned how to judge ourselves as evil and what we called good was actually evil.  We saw all things created on the sixth day, including evil, were “very good” in their relation to working for good to bring about the plan of God in Christ. We were created “very good” sinning machines.

“Last week we covered how we are to observe the new young tender church, which is the bride of Christ. We saw that this new church is brought forth in the night and that she is the reflective light of her Husband, Christ. We also saw that the passover, which we are to observe in this new church, means seeing the LORD is passing over our new man and is killing the old man which is the first born, which is Babylon, which is typified by living in the land of Egypt. As always we see that this is an inward application, and we must see ourselves as Christ. The blood on the door post is ours from the sacrifice of self (I die daily – 1Co 15:31). The sacrifice of the passover is Christ, without blemish, and it is regarding Him dying on the cross for our sin and freeing us from everlasting death, the death angel.”

Gal 1:4  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Concerning our dying daily it applies to us personally, inwardly, everyday, all day. “Dying, you shall die” is how it reads in the literal translation. We now understand the daily realization of how we must die to the spiritually dead, carnal man, who thinks he is alive by his own acts of religion. We are already dead spiritually, but the new man dies to the ways of the spiritually dead man, daily. His thoughts on life and God are from the spiritually dead, and his interaction with his own kind comes from that point of view. However, if we are “quickened” then we begin to see things in the light of Christ and stop seeing the way the dead see it and we start dying daily.

Gen 2:17  but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, dying you shall die. LITV

Rom 8:6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Christ’s death starts that process in us because we are resurrected in Him, and we begin to see why He died. We cannot appreciate His death if we don’t see that we were dead in trespasses and sins.

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.

Christ is the perfect sacrifice and typifies the passover as regards our sins. We could not die spiritually for ourselves at the time because we were already dead in trespasses and sins. A dead man can’t die, but once we were quickened by the death and resurrection of Christ, we became alive by the death of our spotless Lamb. We can now begin to see. We can now, in the aorist tense, see why He died for us and that we were helpless and dead to any truth of what we were and Who God is. Listen to these five verses;

1Co 15:36  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Col 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

1Pe 3:18  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

The first four verses are all in the present tense, “except it die”, “who were dead”, “when we were dead”, “being dead”, but the last verse regarding Christ is in the perfect tense. We are presently being put to death, and we are perfectly being resurrected in Christ. Both the death of the lamb and the death of the first born are happening in the present tense. Not 2000 years ago, but presently, we are being quickened, or made alive, resurrected perfectly. It’s daily because daily we are being shown who we are and Who Christ is.

As we learned last week, we must die as the first born Egyptian and the blood of the perfect lamb put on the door post of our heart, daily. Now, let me say this. An unblemished lamb in the negative means that the lamb is unblemished by “good”. It is as good an evil as it can be. In the beginning when God created all the animals and beasts, He created the serpent in the garden, and on the sixth day He saw all that He had made and said:

Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Even the serpent was perfectly made a serpent, unblemished from good in himself. For something to be totally evil it has to be unblemished from any good, and the serpent was unblemished in his evil from good. It would be a blemish to his evil to be stained by good. Mankind was created evil, and there is no blemish of good in him.

Mar 10:18  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Why couldn’t they hear His words? Because, as all of mankind, they were created a very good sinning machine. They were of their father the devil, who was created a liar from the beginning, not able to abide in truth because he was created a very good sinning machine unblemished from his evil by good.

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 are, in the flesh, the first born, a perfect unspotted lamb of evil that cannot abide in the truth. We lie, cheat and steal because we are created after the image of our father in the flesh, who from the beginning was a murderer. There is NO TRUTH IN US because we only know how to lie. We lie because we speak of our own goodness when there is no goodness in us. We do not, NO, CANNOT see that all we are is evil from natural birth. We are being, presently, made alive by our death.

If we are not seeing the core of our unblemished-from-good lamb, then we are still dead in trespasses and sins. I have told you all several times that I was baptised three times, recommitted my life to Christ untold times and still had no idea of who I was. I was not being saved, I was running from hell. I did not wake up one day and say, “I love Jesus, and I am a sinner.” I had been dragged to the Babylonian church because I was told I was going to hell, and I wanted to escape it. I knew early in life I was an evil little miscreant. I knew that what came hard to others was natural to me, but I never knew I was created evil.

I was told that I was making myself evil by the deeds I was doing. That’s a lie also as my deeds testified of who and what I was created, and I was and am, if left to myself, a “very good” child of the devil, unblemished by goodness. What we call evil God sees as good, and what we call good, God calls evil. We are “like a lamb” with two horns in our own eyes, but we speak as a dragon. How does a dragon speak? He speaks of his own works.

Rev 13:11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

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.

The devil is a murderer from the beginning of God’s creation because he kills all that he sees as good. Good is evil to him, and evil is good. This is why all religions are a lie, because all religions that have ever existed start off with a lie, “You have freewill and you make yourself evil or you make yourself good” and “God created us good and we corrupted ourselves.” These are from the origins of our father the devil, who lied to our Babylonian mother and told her she was a god independent from the One God.

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Satan told Eve she had good in her and that was a lie. We cannot know what good is unless we are good. And vise-versa, we cannot know what evil is unless we are evil. As all of mankind, created good sinning machines, we lie, cheat and steal from God to make ourselves righteous before others, and they do the same to us. We all know it’s a lie, but we cannot help ourselves from trying to pretend “I’m not as messed up as I really am” to put on a good front before our neighbors. However, if we are called and chosen to be the first born and the lamb in this life, then we come to know who we are in the flesh and who we are in Christ.

1Co 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

In Deuteronomy 16:3 it says ‘thou’, but we are the “thou” of which it is speaking who shall eat the unleavened bread of affliction for seven symbolic days, seven being the completion of judgment of the days of our lives in the flesh. This eating of the unleavened bread is not a literal seven days, to those who know the truth, but a complete life of “unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” of the judgment of who we are in the flesh and who we are in the Christ. Seven being the number that represents the complete judgment of the flesh, we see ourselves in the true light of Christ in comparison to the true light of who we are in the flesh. See the study of the number seven.

Christ is the living bread Who gives us light and nourishment to the truth.

Continuing in the next study, the 130th study, we learned:

“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 by our creeds and doctrines of Babylon sacrifice 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 experiencing.

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)]

At that time in our lives we have not been given the ability to see 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 that the Creator is the “causative” action Himself and not the creation through fabled freewill! This is the passover. The death angel is passing over the carnal mind of the elect and killing all that He saw as from himself. At the same time man is being given life through the light of this truth to be transformed, recreated into a new man, after the image of his Creator, Jesus Christ.”

Then in the last three studies we covered, the “passover” (Deuteronomy 16:1-8), the “feast of weeks” (verses 9-12) and then the “feast of tabernacles” (verses 13-17). In these sections we learned that all three of them were the process of judgment that we, the elect, must go through to learn judgment. Inwardly, first, we must see the death of Christ on our behalf, the passover, which leads us to our death.

In our own death is the blood put upon the door posts of our own house, of which house we are (1Co 3:16) and the death angel passes over our new man. Christ is the First of the first fruits from God. Then in the feast of weeks we learned that we are the fruits of the fruit, we are the feast of weeks. This means that we are emanating Christ and are in the second harvest. Then, in the feast of tabernacles, we learned that we are in booths, created by God to show He has brought us out of our own Egypt and out of our own Babylon. It is where we learn how that we do not participate in this feast until we have gathered our corn and our wine to store as being from God, not from us. We saw that these represent the unleavened bread of affliction and seeing that from birth we are under the wrath of God. Here is a quote from last week’s study as a refresher.

“The feast of booths is very important for us to understand because it keeps us focused on the spiritual and not the natural. The feast of booths is to have us focus on how we were in bondage to the Egyptian doctrine of freewill, but now we are being delivered from it. We are daily being delivered from the corruption of the fleshly mind into the spiritual mind of Christ. What does it mean in verse 13 when He tells us that we will observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, “AFTER THAT THOU HAST GATHERED IN THY CORN AND WINE?

It is because the corn represents the death of the flesh by the wine of the indignation of God upon our flesh. The corn represents all that we think we are, and the wine represents the wrath of God upon that very work of the flesh. The corn is what we think we have planted and not Christ, and it is by this very corn that we make the bread of affliction.”

Gathering in our corn and wine tells us that we have put away all thoughts of having a harvest that belongs to us. It is gathered by what God has given, and it is stored to give back to God Who gave it to us. It is not from us, it is a work of God.

1Ch 29:11  Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
1Ch 29:12  Both riches [corn] and honour [wine] come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. [Riches, honour, corn or wine are all the same, and are all reigned over by God, are in His power and might, and He makes them great and gives them strength. By saying He gives them strength and power, intimates that if He does not give them the strength and power, then they don’t have it.]
1Ch 29:13  Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
1Ch 29:14  But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. 

So, in the feast of tabernacles, it to be seen as in the aorist tense. We are still in these “tents, booths, or tabernacles” but seeing out of them we have been delivered from Egypt. We cannot be partakers of the feast of tabernacles unless we have been given to have gone through the feast of weeks. No other human that has ever existed has gone through these three feasts except the elect, the Israel of God. Look at the wording of Leviticus 23:42 and 43.

Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 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.

Who was MADE TO KNOW that THE LORD GOD made then to dwell in booths, in skins of flesh? ISRAELITES – not Canaanite, Amorites, Medonites, Americans, Africans, Europeans, or any other people, only Israelites were given this knowledge. Who are Israelites? They are those who were predestined before the world began to be conformed to the image of His Son. What is the image into which we are being conformed? It is knowing that whatever we were, are or will be, whatever comes our way, good or evil in any situation, has come from the hand of our Creator for our creation process. That is being an Israelite. How do we become an Israelite who is able to partake of the feast of weeks? Only by the Hand of God, when He, through the knowledge of Christ, drags us by the nap of our neck to the truth can we be considered a true Israelite. We do not will it, we do not want it, we do not strive for it. We are dragged to the truth because God has predestined it be for His own glory.

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw [DRAG-G1670] him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

He has began that work in the life of His Son, His image, in the feast of passover. Then the Son does the same to us in the feast of weeks and completes it in the feast of tabernacles, where we are given to see what our deliverance is. We “SHALL” dwell in booths, ALL that are ISRAELITE BORN, and know that it was Christ, through the power of His Father, that has made us what we are, and it was by His power we were delivered from the bondage of the Egyptian thought that we were our own gods, separate and independent from the One and ONLY True God. It is ONLY THE ISRAELITES that are given to know they dwell in booths in this life. All others will not be given to see they were in booths until they are in spirit form and their booths destroyed. We are given to know it WHILE we are still in these booths. All other’s booths will have been destroyed before they come to know what we are KNOWING NOW. That is a very important distinction to realize, the difference between a Israelite and a Babylonian. Now having covered those studies and that it was through judgment we came, are coming and will come to the knowledge of truth through the three feasts, we can now see that the reason for this process is to make us judges and officers, kings and priests in the thousand-year reign.

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.

Rev 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

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.

After reading and studying Deuteronomy 16:1-17, after going over the three feasts, I started reading verse 18 and stopped. I could not help but ask, “What does this verse have to do with all that we just read in the previous 15 verses. Why does He now tell us “Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates”? What do judges and officers have to do with the three feasts we just covered?” Because we are not reading about LITERAL Israelites, but spiritual Israelites, I came to see that all of this was part of our creation process to create us kings and priests to reign in the thousand years following Christ’s appearing.

The purpose of the three feast is 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; BEFORE they have begun to reign over the nations of the land.

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 the Jordan, while still living in booths in which we were MADE to live, does The LORD teach 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 we have been created to be and bring those same desolating judgments upon the world in preparation for the lake of fire where they, too, will come to see themselves as being created.

Next week , LORD willing we will cover this subject through these verses of Deuteronomy 16:18-20. Where, first we are set up in verse 17 with the word blessing- H1293, which is also translated “pools”.

Psa 84:5  Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
Psa 84:6  Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
Psa 84:7  They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

This verse allows us to look into what comes from going through the three feasts, blessings which we in turn give back to God. The corn and wine we gather comes from the trials we must all go through and then give to God in the lake of fire where we judge the people given to us. We become the blessing, the pool, the lake – which means small pond-G3041 – which God will use to baptize the rest of mankind into the knowledge of the truth. The rain of the word creates pools in us and then when we are gathered together we become a lake, where the rest of mankind is brought to know the truth. We can see this in Hebrews 6.

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 fell upon us, 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.

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

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.

We are the pool of Siloam to the world that is by the King’s Garden, with the stairs THAT GO DOWN from the city of David, The new Jerusalem to the world, where they will be given to SEE by washing in the pool of Siloam, which pool is us, the officers and the judges, the priests and kings.

Next week, Lord willing, we will bring these things together in such a way we can see how these things apply outwardly during the thousand-year reign.

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