Deuteronomy – Deu 2:6 Ye Shall Buy Meat of Them

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Audio Links

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Deu 2:6  Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.

Edom is the religious old man from whom we buy. Before we can progress, we must buy from the beast so that we can die and be resurrected. We must first obtain the mark of the beast, preservation of the flesh, before we can identify what it is. God Himself tells the Israelites to buy meat and water from the Edomites, their brothers, and this buying meat and water is identifying the mark of the beast. This buying and selling is all that we obtained while in Babylon by works and not by faith.

Rev 13:15  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Rev 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

We all must first acknowledge that we have worshiped our beast. We cannot go any further into our wilderness journey until we have acknowledged that we have, we do, and we will worship the image of our beast. I'm not talking about just outward manifestations of sins of the flesh, but inwardly, in our snake-den holes, where we portray to others what we are not for self-aggrandizement and self-worship. Our flesh desires the affection from others (the pulling of gravity) in "atta-boys", "you did good", and  all these sayings give us a "little credit" for the work of God. We take credit for naming things what we name them, and that leaves us thinking that we don't need God for everything.  We can make decisions on our own. This is brought out in the beginning.

Gen 2:19  And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast (The LORD God formed them not the man, not of works lest the man can boast) of the field (the field is the world in us Mat 13:38), and every fowl of the air (unclean spirit, Lev 20:25); and brought them unto Adam (mankind in me) to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Gen 2:20  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air (even to the unclean fowls that were created before Adam on the 5th day), and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Then after naming all these things that God created, we say:

Isa 10:13  For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
Isa 10:14  And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
Isa 10:15  Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.

This is all the fruit of the lie, of the serpent, which IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST. This is buying and selling the lie of the serpent, paying with our worship of the beast and selling that same lie to others as it was sold to us. This lie claims we are free moral agents from birth created in a moral state of perfection without fault and able to make decisions separately and independently from The God. Furthermore, this lie states that the corruption comes from us making decisions that corrupt our way and that it is up to us to find our way back to perfection, WITH JESUS' HELP. Although we have corrupted our own way (the lie continues), we still have a vestige or mark of truth left in us that allows us to make our way back with good decisions. We don't have it all. We still need A LITTLE HELP, but God created us perfect and requires us to come back to Him on our own freewill. He does not force anyone because He is a gentleman. These are the lies that we buy and sell all of our lives which prove we have the mark of the beast, which proves we are dead spiritually.

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
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.
Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

We must remember that the very fruit about which the serpent lied was named "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" by God. God named the trees, not Adam. However, God had Adam name the serpent, 'serpent', for the serpent was created from the dust of the ground by God, just as were all the beasts of the field which God had brought to Adam to name.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

So the very serpent that was named a serpent by Adam was the beast of the field who deceived Adam. Adam was deceived by what he was supposed to rule over. He in turn was ruled by what he was supposed to rule. This is the first glimpse into us being a son of God and at the same time a son of the devil. God creates the beast in our field (our serpents inwardly in our world), tells us to rule over them, and in turn we get ruled over by them . This is done by God to show us that we do not rule anything without Him putting those beasts into subjection to us by His command, by Him bringing the beast TO US (Gen 2:19).  Although we name them, the very thoughts that come to our minds as names are from Him, Who even creates our thoughts.

Pro 16:1  The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Having said all that, we must answer the question, "How do we get ruled over by that which we are supposed to rule over?" And the answer to that question is given in the scripture.

1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

When God gave the law of "thou shalt not eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil", it caused our imperfect nature with which we were created to arise. We must remember that we are being created, not that we were created in a one-time act.

Rom 7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Rom 7:8  But sin (the Satan Influenced Nature that was in my creation), taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence (evil desires). For without the law sin was dead. (Our dust-of-the-earth nature was not KNOWN, was not SEEN, is the meaning of 'dead'. We did not see ourselves as corruptible until the law was given to show us who we were. The purpose of the fruit was to show us the serpent.)
Rom 7:9  For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (we were alive in the sense we did not know we were corruptible, but we were already dying.)
Rom 7:10  And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death (life comes from death).
Rom 7:11  For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

It caused a beast of our field to arise and question the validity of us dying because of eating something we have found to be....

"...good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise..." Gen 3:6

It is at the stage of the giving of the law that our created flesh arises and eats what we think is good, although we don't know what is good up to this point. We have not yet experienced good because we have not yet experienced what we see as evil - the law. We say that this thing is "good for food", but we don't know what good is. How can we know what good is up to this point unless we have experienced evil, and we have not yet experienced evil.

How does the beast of the field which I named tell me something is good unless he knows the difference between good and evil. He saw in us what he could not have - dominion - AND LUSTED for that dominion, and that became an evil to him; because of the law that he was a beast, and we were a man.  He was able to see it as an evil because he was cursed already as a beast of the field. He had not been CURSED ABOVE ALL cattle as of yet, and CURSED ABOVE ALL beast of the field, as of yet, but nevertheless being created as a beast of the field was a curse, AN EVIL TO HIM. Being created from the dust, the same dust as the beast, is being created in a curse.

Gen 3:14  And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

The way he was able to see it as a curse was to see man after he was created, and man was given the dominion over him as a beast of the field. This action made him lower than man, and that law became evil to him. This whole scenario is played out in each and every life that is lived out in its garden of Eden, which is the time frame lived out in our aion. The law is to us as Adam was to the serpent; it has dominion over us as long as we LIVE (Rom 7:1). (This allows us to see how Satan will be redeemed because he will die to the curse of the law in the lake of fire (Rev 20:10 [YLT])

Upon the entry of a law the serpent arises and feeds off our flesh and questions the validity of the law. Our flesh is supposed to be in subjection to our spirit, our heavens, but because of sin in our flesh being created from the same corruptible dust as the beast, it desires to have more than what it has and lusts against its Creator. Our flesh "sees the fruit as good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and it will make US wise" as gods separately and independently from our Creator. This is what we actually desire more than anything - to be cut loose from the dominion of God and to be our own god, as the serpent desired.  We desire more than anything to be free from God and to rule our own universe, TO BE SEEN BY ALL as smarter, prettier, taller, anything, in any way to be free from all rule and authority and be the god of my world.

What we don't see, can't see, is that the fruit which hangs upon the tree is cursed, for it also came from the ground and hangs from a tree.

Gal 3:12  And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them (but we can't LIVE in the law, for by the law we are dead).
Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (cursed is everyone that hangs upon a tree, and the fruit hung upon a tree is Christ, and those that eat of Him shall curse his own flesh.)

Joh 6:53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

Christ knew that when we ate from His flesh , the fruit, we would die to the flesh and be made alive in the spirit. Life comes from death.

Rom 5:10  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

2Co 4:12  So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

1Jn 3:14  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

Rev 2:10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

We have to buy from the Edomites of our flesh before we can die in the wilderness to have life in the promised land. The meat and water from the Edomites carry us into the desert to die. Earlier I stated:

A good example of this naming of things is today when society's masses gravitate to the idea that just because a man is born with certain parts and a woman is born with certain parts that doesn't make them a man or a woman.  The idea of calling them man or woman is actually offensive. Because the man may not see himself as a man, even though he has the genitalia of a man, he may see himself as a woman and vice versa. To agree with such ideology is acknowledging you do not have the victory over the mark of the beast.

Rev 15:2  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

This is the mark of the beast, which is the mind of the carnal man that is still focused on the flesh.  What flesh sees as good for food, pleasant to the eyes of the flesh, and good to make the flesh wise is calling a man a woman and a woman a man. However, we must all buy from the Edomites of our land until the day we die in the wilderness in the lake of fire and come out a new man.

Other related posts