Deuteronomy – Deu 1:9-18 “I Am Not Able To Bear You Myself Alone”

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Deu 1:9-18 "I Am Not Able to Bear You Myself Alone"

Deu 1:9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:
Deu 1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Deu 1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
Deu 1:12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
Deu 1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
Deu 1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
Deu 1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
Deu 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
Deu 1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
Deu 1:18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

Seemingly, it appears that the literal people of Israel became so great in number that Moses couldn't handle all of them coming to him for advice about their problems, so he appointed rulers over them as judges to handle these problems to take some of the burden off himself. But the truth is that he is speaking of the old man that has grown to such a degree in people that it takes a new man to rule over him. We know that this happened once before, and The LORD destroyed them, because it was not a new man but the old man trying to rule himself.

Num 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
Num 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
Num 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
Num 16:4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

Num 16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
Num 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
Num 16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

These men in this case were men who came to Moses and not Moses coming to them. These are laws coming against the law of God and trying to be a law unto themselves.

What Moses is actually saying when looking inwardly is what Christ admonished the Pharisees. The law is broken in many other ways other than just the ten commandments. If all you see is the literal ten commandments, then you've been blinded by the words. Moses gave many other laws than just the ten commandments, but these laws all revolved around and were founded on the first ten commandments. So when Moses says that God has increased you to such a degree 'that I cannot bear you alone', he is saying that there is much more sin in you than the law can bear. Let me explain this statement.

Since mankind has been on this earth, we have taken what was good and perverted it to be something bad, obviously as part of the plan of God. The law is no exception to that rule. The law says don't commit murder, but we hate others within our heart with a smile on our face and claim righteousness because we didn't do the literal act. The law says 'do not covet', yet how many times a day do we desire inside of us to have what someone else has, and again no one ever knows it. Since our own individual conception and birth we have increased to such a degree that the literal law cannot bear us. We have increased to a "1000 times" more than what we were from birth. We have taken on ways and personalities that are so much more than what we began as, we have reached the whole of the flesh.

To witness to these things, Jesus met a man that lived among the dead, and when He asked him his name he answered:

Mar 5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
Mar 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

"My name is LEGION; for we are many" - that is what I am in the flesh. We've all heard of the term "multiple personalities". Well, we all suffer from it. Each and every person who has ever been born suffers from it, because every person that has ever been born has an unclean spirit like the man on the island of the Gadarenes.

We have figuaratively ripened to where we need to be picked. That harvest is the end of our world within each and every one of us; it is the time of judgment when we are shown what we are, swine, and are judged in the lake of fire.

Mar 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
Mar 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
Mar 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Mat 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

The tares and the swine are the same thing.

So moses is saying that at that time the Israelites had come to a place were they were ready for judgment, and he alone could not judge them all individually. Let's look inwardly at ourselves.

When I was growing up as a boy, my brothers and I would ride around in the back of my dad's truck, from fishing hole to fishing hole. We rode our bikes all over the country without a worry in the world. We felt free and never worried about the police or having a fishing license, or breaking some law. But since that time we now have laws upon laws upon laws and amendments to those laws and amendments to those amendments. The government charges us to kill animals given to us by God. We have to pay (not in Kentucky, but in other states) to hunt animals that freely roam around on our own property. My point is that the more people populate the world, the more laws that are instituted to accommodate the masses. The more people there are, the more laws are broken.

This same principal applies inwardly: the more we grow in years, the more doctrines, theologies, ideas, heresies, and folklores we carry around within us. These are "tares". These things must be judged by more than just the literal ten fleshly commandments. And this is what Moses, who represents the literal fleshly law, is saying when he says to appoint wise men to judge over them. The wise men represent the new spiritual man who CAN bear the intricacies of the cumbrances, burdens and strifes of the old man who is under the law of commandments (vs 12).

1Co 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. (Because the Corinthians were still judging by the old man and never knew it.)
1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (Because that is judging according to the spirit, not knowing anything but Jesus Christ and HIM crucified.)
1Co 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
1Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: ("The words that I speak unto you, the new man, are spirit and they are life" - Joh 6:63)
1Co 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (None of the princes of my old man knew the hidden wisdom of God, for had I been able to know it, I would not have crucified Christ in me.)
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (This statement includes me crucifying Christ. That, too, was prepared for me to do (Act 2:23.)
1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. (How can Esau know Esau without the spirit of Adam? Remember, he was red all over, which represents AdamH132 that came from AdamH119. How can we know the things of the Spirit unless we have the Spirit of Christ, the second Adam?)
1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1Co 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (And with that mind, which represents the captains and wise men, we judge all things of the old man but cannot be judged by him, for he, the old man understands not the things of the Spirit.)

We read all that to say that the captains over thousands, the captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties are the many ways the new man in us judges the old man. The literal fleshly law cannot bear who we are, because it is possible to keep those fleshly laws OUTWARDLY. But the Spirit exposes what we are inwardly, where the man of sin sits upon the throne of our heart ruling and reigning. The Spirit exercises judgment without partiality over the old man, no matter how righteous his acts may appear. Remember, the law is not made for a righteous man but for the unrighteous (1Ti 1:8-11).

Deu 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
Deu 1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Before we can start our millennium journey across the Jordan we must be able to judge righteous judgment between our brother, the old man and the new man. We must see ourselves just as real as the literal brothers Esau and Jacob, we must see ourselves struggling to overcome our older brother's reign over us as the first born. Yet scripture tells us that "the elder shall serve the younger", this is NOT speaking of the literal, it is speaking to our fleshly old man and Christ in us, the new man. Did it apply to those two brothers at that time? Obviously it did, but if that's all we get, and all of Babylon gets that, then we have been blinded by our older brother, and he still holds the power as the first born in our life.

Gen 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
Gen 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Gen 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
Gen 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Gen 25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Gen 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
Gen 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
Gen 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Gen 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

When we cross the Jordan we are dying to ourselves and being created into a new man. We have borne the years of the wilderness journey, we have been chased by our Egyptian habits, we have crossed the Red Sea, we have been given the literal law to show us who we were, and now standing at the precipice, getting ready to give it all, we cross the Jordan and come up out of the grave and begin to inhabit the land. Crossing the Jordan is synonymous to the following verses.

1Co 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: (remeber the man on the island of the Gadarenes who lived among the dead, who represents us)
1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: (he was created and sown in dishonor on purpose and for the purpose of raising him in glory)
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. (The nation of Israel in us is sown in Egypt a natural body and then after coming up out of the Jordan we are being raised a spiritual body. all a type and figure of the spiritual Israel , of which we are.)
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.(this is crossing the Jordan by the literal Israelites , us being raised from the dead in spirit , and when the millinium starts and we begin to reign upon this world).
1Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

When we cross the Jordan, it is a type and figure of our death to the flesh and resurrection to a new man. For the first thirty years of Jesus, the man's, life He was under the literal Mosaic law. When He was baptised in the Jordan it was a symbol of the death to His flesh which was under the law to the flesh and the new life that was led by the law of the spirit. His life is also a type and figure of what we will experience during the 1000 year millennium.

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