Deuteronomy – Deu 2:19-23 The Giants In Our Lands To Humble Us

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Deu 2:19-23 The Giants In Our Lands To Humble Us

Deu 2:19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
Deu 2:20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
Deu 2:21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
Deu 2:22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
Deu 2:23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)

God leaves peoples/giants/doctrines in our old man that lie dormant for years. He leaves them there for the purpose of using them to humble us later when we get the prideful look and forget the LORD and leave our first love.

Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

There are giants/peoples/doctrines that are seeds which I have sown years ago, like the children of Lot, Moab and Benammi. They have lain there dormant until the ground is rightly prepared to allow them to sprout. The ground will be ready when my religous old man's head gets as big as Goliath's and must be cut off.

1Sa 17:51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
1Sa 17:54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

This is the purpose of the Ammonites. They are left there in the land for the purpose of later, all throughout the book of Judges, being used as God's hand to punish the children of Israel for leaving their first love. It is in God's predestined plan of our creation to use the things we thought were gone to finally destroy our flesh.

I once went to church with a man who said he was a recovering heroin addict. He knew the bible in and out, could quote it from front to back and studied and read more than anyone I had ever met at the time. I learned a lot from him because he normally knew more about whatever subject of which the pastor was speaking than the pastor himself. Anyway, this man led bible studies in our church once a week and knew more than anyone else. But he had a natural proclivity to always bring the study back to talking about himself and not God. No matter the subject, it would always get around to talking about something he had done, his drug use and his days as a gang leader.

It was a joke quietly among the parishioners that he knew a lot, but you'd better get ready to hear a story about a gang incident, or a heroin episode, while he was teaching. It was not a kid-friendly bible study.

I ended up leaving that church, and years later, about five years ago, I found out that this man had gotten back on heroin for just a few days, and they found him dead in the bathroom of a fastfood restaurant from a drug overdose. His wife and children were devastated because they thought he had been clean from drugs, when all along he was quietly using on the side. His constant bragging and self-glorification, which is an example of leaving our first love for incestuous love of ourselves, cost him his life.

God brought his Ammonites back to destroy him, the reason they were left alive in the first place. This is our lesson today and why we must look deeply inside ourselves, as deeply as God will allow us to look, to see what Ammonites still lie within us. Lord willing, we shall prophesy and dream dreams inwardly about ourselves as God reveals His plan to us inwardly.

We can see this in King David's pride and in Samson's riotous living with the other nations' daughters.

2Sa 12:5 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man...

Jdg 14:3 Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.
Jdg 14:4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Jdg 16:30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Both led to their ultimate destruction. But these Ammonites are left alone for the later destruction of Israel. The land they have inherited is a type and figure, a parable of who and what they are. Let's look at the land and find the explanation of the parable of what their inheritance is.

Deu 2:19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
Deu 2:20 (That also [the land itself. a place of habitation] was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

I attempted to find out more about who specifically the Zamzummims were, but they are only mentioned in this one verse. But this one verse is enough to find out how they were intriguing and planning evil things. There are also Zuzims mentioned in Genesis 14:5 when Chedaleomar defeated them after they had rebelled against his authority over them. This is when Lot is taken captive and Abraham rescues him. He was settling in Sodom at the time, and later, after the destruction of Sodom, he settled in the mountains above Zoar (Gen 19:22).

Although these names all sound alike, I cannot definitively say they are all the same. Later this land is settled by Lot's children of his daughters - the Moabites and the Ammonites. I think that we can get a pretty good lesson about what God has grown from this land by the definitions of the Zamzummims. The point is, the spirit that drives these people, OUR FLESH, whoever possesses the land, is not good. This is the point of our study - OUR LAND which we possess. What is in our land? Is it Zamzummims and Ammonites, or are we possessing the land as Israelites.

The Ammonites worshiped the god Moloch

1Ki 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

Moloch or Molech was a god that required human sacrifices to be appeased. Their worshipers would sacrifice their children in fire to appease this god. It is rather like telling your children that if they do not obey God, He will send them to a place were they will burn for all of eternity. This doctrine is the same thing as literally burning your children in a literal fire. Before the children of Israel came out of the wilderness, they were warned not to worship this false god.

Lev 20:2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
Lev 20:3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
Lev 20:4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
Lev 20:5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
Lev 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Lev 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

Now we must ask the question, "Why would God give the Ammonites such an inheritance?" Remember that later the Amorites were used by God to conquer the Israelites when they began to worship other gods.

2Ki 24:2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
2Ki 24:3 Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;
2Ki 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

Jdg 3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.
Jdg 3:13 And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

God uses these Ammonite spirits in us to be dealt with later when we get highminded and think we stand on our own two feet.

Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Rom 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

We have the example of Solomon, who was a very wise man.

1Ki 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

Yet Solomon fell by these gods, just like the Israelites did as a nation.

1Ki 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
1Ki 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
1Ki 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
1Ki 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1Ki 11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
1Ki 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.
1Ki 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
1Ki 11:8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

What are we supposed to learn from all of this? These doctrines must all be dealt with somewhere in our lives. Because they HAVE, THEY ARE AND THEY WILL at some point, lead us away from worshipping God in truth. Our flesh loves to be cherished and adorned, and that is the exact OPPOSITE of what true worship of the true God does. It condemns the flesh, and worships God as seen through the eyes of Christ, the new man.

Our fleshly doctrines are the 700 wives and 300 hundred concubines which God sends to conquer us on a daily basis. They together make up our fleshly downfall, as our own King who has built his temple to God with all the most precious stones of the world. We dress it up like none other and see it as something we have built for God. Our false doctrines call us daily as the wives of Solomon did him. He had to build them their temples for their gods to keep the peace in his house. But keeping the peace by what he was essentially doing was saying, "Let's agree to build you a temple to your god that I don't agree with, but to keep the peace. Let's agree to disagree so that we can have a peaceful house." This is what the world has been trying to do for years. "Let's bow do to each others' gods, whomever they may be and in whatever way they are worshiped, so that we can all get along and form a utopia right here on earth - heaven on earth."

2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2Ti 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. (from within the old man)
2Ti 2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2Ti 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

The conclusion to the matter is that there are many giants and nations in our land, false doctrines, whether known or not, must be dealt with. They are left there when we first come into the promised land, by God, until the time comes we must face them down and defeat them by truth. God is not the God of confusion, so He will expose every false doctrine in our land until the day He is satisfied it is sufficient. Then we draw our last breath. The Zamzummims, the Anakims, the Horims and the Avims must all be killed by the new man until the land does not cry out anymore because of innocent blood being spilt.

Gen 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

All of them are false doctrines, false teachings and lies about Who God is, was and will be. And if they are lies about Who God really is, was and will be, then we have not yet discovered who we were, are and will be in these areas of our heavens. The good news is God knows who are His.

2Ti 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2Ti 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
2Ti 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

The great house is the same as our land. In our land there is gold and there is wood. God uses the wood to make a fire to melt the gold. This means He is purifying us from false doctrines.

1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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