Deuteronomy – Deu 21:1-9 Who is the Unsolved Murder in the Field?

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Deuteronomy – Deu 21:1-9 Who is the Unsolved Murder in the Field?

[Study Aired October 30, 2020]

Deu 21:1  If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:
Deu 21:2  Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:
Deu 21:3  And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
Deu 21:4  And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer’s neck there in the valley:
Deu 21:5  And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
Deu 21:6  And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
Deu 21:7  And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
Deu 21:8  Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel’s charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
Deu 21:9  So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

This set of scriptures is speaking of innocent blood being spilled. All of scripture is speaking of the struggle between the old man Adam in us and the new man in us, Christ. Christ is obviously the slain man in these verses and the innocent blood being atoned for in our world inwardly, our world being the field.

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.
Mat 13:36  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Mat 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Mat 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Mat 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Mat 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Mat 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Christ’s words in us act as a two-edged sword, and that two-edged sword kills within our world. We know from scripture that unless the words of Christ fall into our ground and die, we abide alone, but when that scripture in us kills something in us, it begins to multiply. What multiplied from the death of innocent blood in us is a city. The whole city in us is cleansed. We often say and do things that we do not know are sin – king David called them presumptuous sins.

Psa 19:13  Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

The title in my Esword for this set of scriptures says “Atonement for unsolved murder”, and if left to my flesh I would see this as a historical lessen on how God gave laws for these types of things in the old testament nation of literal Israel. However, we know that “all things are ours”, and these things were written for our examples, so these verses apply to us inwardly.

2Co 4:15  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

1Co 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Having this truth that all scripture is given to us as the elect, and contrary to the lies of the outward world that have been planted in our inward world, these truths are not written to all of mankind in this age. This one false doctrine alone is an example we can use to understand the slain man in the field.

We all believed this lie, but when the light of the truth in Christ comes unto us a “slain man” is found in our field/world, and we see that we have slain Christ. We see this truth, and we call for the elders and judges of the closest city to us, the city of New Jerusalem. They bring a heifer that has never been used for work, and the priests shall bless this truth in the name of the LORD. The elders of that city cut off the head of the animal over running water and wash their hands in the water over the dead animal.

One truth leads to another truth, and as the truth multiplies within us, we get stronger and these truths act as elders, judges and priests within us, judging the things we are being shown about ourselves. The running water in which we wash our hands is the word of God that is always running over us and not still water which grows stagnant.

Babylon taught us to wash in still water, because still water is the doctrine in which they live. Still water is water that never changes and never is clean for in it are all the things that grow in the still water – algae, frogs, and it is a place where things dissolve and rot over time. The water of which this verse is speaking is a running torrent, as its definition implies.

The water in which the elders are washing is from this word “valley” in verse 4:

Deu 21:4  And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer’s neck there in the valley:
Deu 21:5  And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
Deu 21:6  And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
Deu 21:7  And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

The word “rough” before the word “valley”, that has never been eared or sown means:

This gives us the understanding that it is a place which has not been known because it is a place which has not been planted. Now we can see that Christ has been killed in our world by a false doctrine that we did not know. When this is brought to our attention, we wash in the running water of the word and are cleansed from the false doctrine that has been responsible for the murder of Christ in us. I am going to quote from an email I received:

This is an important point because unless we die in our world, we cannot live in the kingdom of God. However, this dying is a daily dying, a daily washing, a daily calling for the elders of our city to wash over the dead carcass. We must see that we are responsible for the death of Christ whether we knew it or not. We must see that we become innocent because once we have come to know the truth, we see that this death was not an accident or happenstance. No, it was predestined from before the world began to cleanse us from our sin.

Mat 26:51  And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.
Mat 26:52  Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Mat 26:53  Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Mat 26:54  But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

In this post by quoting from the BBE:

Whereas the BBE translates it as “no salvation has come to the earth through us, and no children have come into the world.” Of course we know that we must die first as we are told in John 12:24 “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

No salvation has come to our earth and no children (new doctrines of Christ) have come into our world, until we die to the old man in thinking we have something independent and separate from God to offer Him. We must see that all that we are comes from the Creator and that all we have to offer Him is what He has given us.

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.
1Ch 29:15  For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
1Ch 29:16  O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.

Our innocence comes from washing in the flowing word of God’s truth that He and He alone created us what and who we are. We did not make ourselves and create ourselves what we are – He did. After He did so, He made a way for us to escape that condition, and that way is following the footsteps of Jesus Christ. His footsteps point to this:

Joh 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Joh 17:8  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Joh 17:9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Joh 17:10  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

Christ’s words, which He gave us, teach us that we are what the Father had predestined Christ make us, and for that truth Christ dies. Because we do not want to believe we are created in the manner we are or who we are, we want to believe we are our own creation. Christ lies dead in our world because we do not know that we have killed Him. He is the living example of the truth. He is the living example of Who God is.

Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

What is that image? It is a daily walking in life knowing that I am what I am, ‘is, was and will be’ because the Father has created me to be what I am, was and will be. For this truth the man of sin in me kills Christ because this truth is so abhorrent to him, to his individuality, that he cannot conceive of such a thought. Because we, as natural man, cannot conceive of such a thought, we nash on him with our teeth because we hate this truth and hate with a hatred so hot that it sets on fire the very fire that will burn all those in the fire that God used their little tongue to create.

Jas 3:1  My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Jas 3:2  For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Jas 3:3  Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Jas 3:4  Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Jas 3:5  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Jas 3:6  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 

That hell is “Gehenna”- G1067, the fire that is meant for all those who are not brought to this knowledge in this age. We must suffer a fire in this life. We must suffer the fire of Hades in this age to burn up all which our little tongue has confessed. We must go through the fire in this eon so that we can walk the rest of the world through the fire of the last age, the aion/eon of the lake of fire. We must first see that we, not our neighbor, has “no salvation…come to the earth through us, and no children have come into the world.” (BBE)

Isa 26:18  We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. 

We cannot see the innocent blood we have spilled until we have seen that we are the actual murderer. When a person is sent to prison, he lives out the sentence of his crime. When that sentence is over, he is released from prison for the crime of which he was convicted. He is now a free man.

We were in prison for the death of Christ. Our sentence is death, the only way we can be free from the prison in which we dwell is to die. The bars of the prison do not open for us until the sentence has been carried out and we are put to death. The whole world lies in death, but does not know it. We all walk around a prison yard, walking in circles and never going anywhere. Every person who enters this world enters a prison of self-righteousness and self-awareness. We are taught about our own self-worth from birth, and we are taught we create ourselves. This lie is the prison in which we live and until the day comes when the warden of that prison calls for our execution, we walk in circles.

Once the sentence is handed down, we die to self and live to God in Christ. We confess daily that we are not free moral agents separate and independent from the Creator, but creations of God through Christ, and we are what we are because He has created it so. Then that process is rehearsed and done over and over every day of our lives, dying to self and living to God through the doctrine of Christ, “The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” The very words we speak are not our words but the words of our Creator. The words that come from our mouth either testify for us or against us, and every day we go through this process of dying to self and living to God.

Every day, if we are in Christ, we find Him murdered in our field. Every day we measure to the closet town/doctrine to the murder victim. Every day we call for the elders and judges of the city, the truths we have come to know of God in Christ, to sacrifice the heifer. The female cow that represents the church in us which has never been used for labor or used as a freewill doctrine. That heifer is brought to a place that has never been planted in us, with a raging water running through it, the word of God, and that heifer is sacrificed there. We then wash our hands over that heifer in the truths of God. We did not know that we had murdered Christ with this freewill doctrine, but then we are cleansed by the word of God by the running water.

Eph 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

That word runs as a torrent through the lives of the elect, and it cleanses everything in its path. It carves deep ravines in our valley where we begin to see places that have never been planted and never been plowed. Each day is a new day where we are freed from the prison of our minds, from walking around in circles in the doctrines of freewill.

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