Deuteronomy – Deu 17:14-20 Turn not Aside From the Commandment, to the Right Hand, or to the Left

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Deuteronomy – Deu 17:14-20 Turn not Aside From the Commandment, to the Right Hand, or to the Left

[Study Aired August 7, 2020]

Deu 17:14  When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
Deu 17:15  Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
Deu 17:16  But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
Deu 17:17  Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
Deu 17:18  And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
Deu 17:19  And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
Deu 17:20  That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

We all should know by now that the bible speaks of two men, the old man and the new man. It is detailed in parables like Ishmael and Issac, Esau and Jacob, and Saul and David. These people’s lives are detailed for us to see how this struggle is laid out. The old man always wants to be the king, return to Egypt for power (typified by horses), and until we are dragged to the truth, that old man is in fact the king of our world. However, once we come to the truth, we are given another King, and that King is Christ. He begins to show us how He was ruling and reigning in our lives before we ever knew it, and we are NEVER told to go back to Babylon, Egypt for power, or return to relying on self for the power to obey God.

What happens when we begin to come to the knowledge of truth or a least a semblance of it in Babylon? The old man puts on new clothes. He takes off the old clothes and puts on a new garment; at least this is what we appear to do. By God’s design, we attempt to return to Egypt, to sew a new piece of clean cloth on a old cloth, or we begin to put new wine in old skins.

Mat 9:16  No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
Mat 9:17  Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Old garments, old bottles and old wine are the doctrines of Babylon we have received from Babylon which we think will cover us, house us and all we know. What does any of that have to do with what we are talking about in regards to a king? It has everything to do with it. We are all born in Egypt, in the flesh, in sin, desiring to do whatever we think we desire and then we get religion. God makes us all, the elect, go through some sort of Babylonian system to make us see that we cannot make new what is old. Old being the old man. The old garment represent the old man’s righteousness, or what he thinks is his righteousness. The old wine represents the law of the flesh and the way we judge according to the flesh. We cannot know right judgment until we have a new bottle that can contain that new judgment.

Here are the verses that show that a garment is talking about righteousness and wine is speaking of judgment.

Rev 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Rev 14:10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev 14:11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

A new king in a new land, with the same heart, is coming into Babylon and part of the process we, the elect, must all go through to come to know the truth. We think we have been changed because we are not doing the outward actions we were doing before we were sold into Babylon. This makes us believe we have changed. Yet, just because we are not doing what we were doing before when we lived in Egypt, does not mean our hearts have changed. Remember, we are sold into Babylon, we do not go willingly.

Jer 20:4  For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
Jer 20:5  Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.

We are sold into Babylon first and in Babylon our king is our old man. But, when we are freed, we are then given a new King, Christ. Christ then becomes the King Whom the LORD has chosen to be our KING. We do not chose our King, God The Father has chosen Christ to be our King. And He will never tell us to go back to Egypt for power.

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

Joh 15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

We initially don’t know the difference between the king we served in Babylon and Christ our King now. And we do not know the difference until we are shown the truth and the coming of the LORD begins in our lives.

1Co 1:4  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
1Co 1:5  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
1Co 1:6  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
1Co 1:7  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1Co 1:8  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

I really like the way this verse lays out about “the coming” of our LORD Jesus Christ. The words are G602, and here is their meaning:

G602
ἀποκάλυψις
apokalupsis
ap-ok-al’-oop-sis
From G601; disclosure: – appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.
Total KJV occurrences: 18

Here is the root:

G601
ἀποκαλύπτω
apokaluptō
ap-ok-al-oop’-to
From G575 and G2572; to take off the cover, that is, disclose: – reveal.
Total KJV occurrences: 26

The revelation of Jesus Christ in our lives is taking the cover off what we see about Who Christ is, was and will be, and seeing Him in all aspects of our life. Often we feel so downtrodden about sins which have manifested in our lives that we forget this is also a revelation. We are taught in Babylon that sin is a wall between us and Christ, and will stop Christ’s work in our life. This is a lie, and this covering must be taken off our eyes before we can have peace in all things. I was told once by a so-called Pastor, who I know now was a soothsayer and a prophet of Baal, that if you had any sin in your life of any kind, it would separate you from God. He told me that sin (he meant sins of the flesh, because he did not know about the sin of self-righteousness which was making him speak), would act as a wall and keep us from communing with God. He did not know these verses.

Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I listened to this message from him and from every other false prophet on television, radio and in churches. What this doctrine does is create an image that you have the power to force God away from you, that you have the free-will power to sin or not to sin. This doctrine is straight from the lying mouth of an evil spirit OF THE LORD.

1Ki 22:20  And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
1Ki 22:21  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
1Ki 22:22  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
1Ki 22:23  Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

I knew two men in my life that were given over to this lie. One told me, when I was talking to him about the Jesus of religion, that he had tried to be a good Christian, but he couldn’t stop sinning. He went on to say that he wanted to serve God, but because he couldn’t stop sinning like other Christians, he just stopped going to church. He told me that he just figured he was going to hell, and that was that. He had no hope at all; he had been totally given over to that lying spirit.

Another man told me that he was not going to start going to church until he was serious about stopping sinning. He thought in his darkened-from-truth heart that he had the power to stop himself from sinning. He thought that all this time he was sinning willfully, and someday he would just stop sinning willfully and change himself into a Christian. The bible does say that “iniquity” separates us from God, BUT TO whom is He speaking? He is talking about His very own people, not those who are not His people in this eon. Here are those verses that speak of separation:

Isa 59:1  Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Isa 59:2  But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Isa 59:3  For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
Isa 59:4  None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Isa 59:5  They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
Isa 59:6  Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
Isa 59:7  Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
Isa 59:8  The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
Isa 59:9  Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
Isa 59:10  We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
Isa 59:11  We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
Isa 59:12  For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
Isa 59:13  In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

What separates us from God? Iniquity. What is iniquity? Self righteousness.

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

When we are self-righteous, thinking we are standing on our own two feet, on our own power to serve God, we are given over to do one of two things. Either we deny we have sin by claiming we have reached some utopian bliss, or we call iniquity good, and good evil. Our lives in these earthen vessels are so uniquely put together by particles that we have no idea who we are until “the cover is lifted”. This lifting of the cover is called “the coming of the Lord Jesus” in our lives. He doesn’t come down from a rock called heaven, but He lifts the cover that has been hiding Him all along, the veil is ripped, and He is revealed. In other words, our heavens are opened. We are freed from the bondage of Egypt/the world.

Mat 27:51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Mat 27:52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
Mat 27:53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection [apply the inward coming of the LORD], and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Rev 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Gal 4:3  Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent [G5656: Is sending – aorist tense] forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

These verses are revealed even more in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ in our lives when our book is opened, which is the book of life, and our names are read. It is at this time the four horsemen, the power of God, begin to ride through our lives, and we begin to be judged righteously without adding to or taking from this right judgment.

Rev 6:1  And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Rev 6:2  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Rev 6:3  And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Rev 6:4  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Rev 6:5  And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Rev 6:6  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Rev 6:7  And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Rev 6:8  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell [G86-hades, not Gehenna-G1067] followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Rev 6:9  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: [This is the death of the above verse.]
Rev 6:10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Rev 6:11  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. [The white robes represent the righteousness of Christ in whom we are told to have faith until we are made whole.]

Remember all of the above verses and the next verses are speaking of an inward earthquake, an inward darkness of all we thought was true and holy in our religion, in which we stood by the power of Egypt, the power of the flesh.

Rev 6:12  And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Rev 6:13  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Rev 6:14  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Rev 6:15  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Rev 6:16  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Rev 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

This is that great revealing, this is that great day of the LORD, this is THE COMING OF THE LORD INTO OUR LIVES. It will happen outwardly, it will happen ordinally, and it will be literal, but not “…until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” We are a body, the body of Christ, and we shall suffer death and hades until the whole body is complete. Then and only then, the man child will be birthed into the literal world to be seen as the King chosen by God to rule the world.

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.

When our names are read, we begin to come to know who we are and what we are. We come to know the is, was and will be of life. We come to see the king of Babylon has been ruling us and that he has been teaching us power from Egypt, from the world. Babylon gets all its power from the world, from Egypt. The horses represent the power of the flesh.

Psa 147:10  He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

When Christ, Who is our King, comes riding through our lives we begin to understand that what has separated us from the truth was God Himself, not our own personal, free-will sins of the flesh. They are the fruit of the great sin, iniquity, but God had separated us through the lying spirit of free will, the horses of Egypt.

1Ki 22:22  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

The Prophets of Baal, the prophets of Satan, teach us to rely on the flesh, and it is our own free will that has separated us from God. This lie has us spending our lives trying to make up for sins of the flesh and never seeing the sin of self-righteousness. The root of the tree still grows and still regrows into a greater tree than it was before because now it has a new garment with which we believe we have righteously covered ourselves.

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.

The roots are left in the GROUND, in ourselves, and we believe through the lying spirit that we derive our strength from that ground. When the four horsemen begin riding through our lives, we are beginning to see the truth of the power of God over our lives. We then come to see that what we were, are and will be is all from the power of God. This truth begins to break the power of the king of the flesh, and God Himself begins to strip the flesh from the sins of the flesh because the root of self-righteousness is being dug up by the roots. This process begins as is recorded in 1 Samuel. Saul represents the kingdom, the flesh and David represents Christ.

1Sa 18:6  And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
1Sa 18:7  And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
1Sa 18:8  And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
1Sa 18:9  And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

This is where the battle begins and where the old king begins to lose his power to the new King, the rightful King of the nation in us.

1Sa 16:7  But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
1Sa 16:8  Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
1Sa 16:9  Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
1Sa 16:10  Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
1Sa 16:11  And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
1Sa 16:12  And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
1Sa 16:13  Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

Christ has been anointed King in us, and Saul has been rejected. Christ has been chosen to be our King. He will not have us go back to the flesh for the power to serve God, because Christ is our power. He is our Creator, He is the chosen King over all of creation in us and over all that has ever been created, past, present and future outwardly.

Rev 4:8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Rev 4:9  And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
Rev 4:10  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 
Rev 4:11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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