Deuteronomy – Deu 3:1 Og The King of Bashan Came Out Against Us

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Deuteronomy - Deu 3:1 Og The King of Bashan Came Out Against Us

Deu 3:1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

As always we are going to look at the inward application of this verse. What are we to learn from it? How are we to apply it inwardly? How are we to see ourselves as the literal Israelites in this event and see Christ as the center of this war? As usual, we are every person, king, nation and land in the event. The war is inward, and the battle is inward. We must then find out more about who Og the king is, what the land Bashan means to us and what it is inwardly. Finally, what is the significance of this battle that takes place inwardly in us at Edrei? We will start by identifying what the first three words mean which are translated.

"Then we turnedH6437 and went upH5927 the wayH1870..."

H6437 - A primitive root; to turn; by implication to face, that is, appear, look, etc.: - appear, at [even-] tide, behold, cast out, come on, X corner, dawning, empty, go away, lie, look, mark, pass away, prepare, regard, (have) respect (to), (re-) turn (aside, away, back, face, self), X right [early].

The Apostolic Bible Polyglot with Strong's numbers translates this word as the same word in the following verse;

Rev 1:12 And I TURNED to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

So looking back at our verse, we can see that the spiritual beginning, our white throne judgment, is for us to turn and FACE what we are exposed as in 2 Thess chapters 1-2. When John turned and looked, he was already in the kingdom. He 'saw' because he was looking back at his life and seeing it in the seven churches, as a is, was, will be application. As we read two studies ago in Ezekiel 10, the wheels of that spiritual chariot go round and round, which is the meaning for the name OgH5747 - round.

2Th 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Th 1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace and peace go with that chastening grace. The knowledge of knowing that the chastening is part of the work of Christ in me gives me peace in the trouble through which I endure.

2Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
2Th 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

Because of the receiving of the chastening grace with peace, we can then be charitable to others in our Body and handle the troubles which we are enduring from God as part of our being formed into the new man.

2Th 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

God's judgment on our old man through trials (today he is called Og) is a manifest token that God has begun a work in us.

2Th 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

We just saw that the token of God working with us is trials and troubles, so of whom is he speaking when he says it is a righteous thing with God to "recompense tribulation to them that trouble" us? He is speaking of the nations within us, who will buck at anything that humbles them (Mar 5:9).

2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Rest with us in the knowledge that although you are troubled with all the legions within you, that every fiber of your flesh is struggling against the Truth, rest in the fact that these legions will be overcome by God's flaming word. He will defeat all that is troubling you, and that is not conforming to the gospel of Christ, with aionian fire until all those legions are choked to death by the overspreading of the lake of fire (Mat 24:38-39).

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.

2Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
2Th 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
2Th 1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are troubled all over by the constant battle against the flesh. This produces patience and love toward our brothers who are going through the same thing. We have peace in knowing that one day Christ will overcome all those legions in us, and we shall be united in one, glorifying Him when He is fully revealed to us a whole body.

2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Knowing that one day everything in us will be defeated, we should not be shaken in mind by the abundance of troubles. These troubles are the revealing of the Day of the LORD, the preparation for our ascension to Him in our heavens. We should not be troubled by anything that would suggest that the full day of that Day is here because what we have now is the token, the down payment, not the full payment. The troubles we experience are the revealing that we have the TOKEN and not the full payment. This token is for the purpose of showing us who we are in the flesh and for the strength to battle 'that man'.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Our gathering together AS ONE in the LORD will not fully come until we AS ONE see the man of sin in each and everyone of ourselves to the degree that the LORD has determined for each and every part of His body. The full gathering together does not happen until the full revealing of the man of sin in us is revealed at the same time. "For that day shall not come...EXCEPT...that man of sin be revealed." I cannot know good without evil, and I cannot know evil without good. We SHALL BE as God, knowing good and evil.

2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

So he says, "now you know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time." What is being withheld? What did he tell us that explained who and what was being withheld? Who is going to be revealed?

2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

The Spirit of Christ in us withholds His revelation of Himself within us until we see ourselves as the man of sin, the wicked, then we turn, and must be destroyed with every revealing of Christ in us. As He grows brighter and brighter in each and every one of us as a whole, the man of sin is to be put into aionian fire where he is killed daily.

The truth is what is being withheld from us in areas of our lives. When that truth is unrestrained, then shall we see the man of sin in that part of our lives. I normally do not like the easy reading translations, but in this instance The LORD gave them to translate it correctly for the purpose of us seeing the truth brighter.

2Th 2:6 And you know what is stopping that Man of Evil now. He is being stopped now so that he will appear at the right time.
2Th 2:7 The secret power of evil is already working in the world now. But there is one who is stopping that secret power of evil. And he will continue to stop it until he is taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 Then that Man of Evil will appear. But the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath that comes from his mouth. The Lord will come in a way that everyone will see, and that will be the end of the Man of Evil.

I realize that they were seeing these verses OUTWARDLY when they translated them, but because the LORD has given us eyes to see and has unblinded us and stopped our withholding, we can see the man of sin. Then the brightness of Christ destroys that man of sin in all areas of our lives as he is revealed as the man of sin in those areas of our lives.

2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Who are "them that perish", that "receive not the love of the truth", that God has sent a withholding of truth, blinding them with "strong delusion" that they would "believe a lie" and finally that they might be "damned"? The answer to all those questions is - the whole world. Each and every one that has ever been born has the working of Satan within them with all powers, signs and lying wonders of who they are. This is the withholding of truth which God uses to blind us from who we are as the man of sin and not allowing the revealing of Christ. This IS THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY THAT WORKS IN EACH AND EVERYONE OF US.

2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

"Sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth" is the taking away of our blindness and seeing the truth of who we are. This is when "He Who now lets, will let, until He be taken out of the way." When Christ answered the question from the disciples of "why do you speak to them in parables" and Christ said because it was not given to them to know the truth, but to you it is given, He just removed His blinders from them and "LET" the truth come through to us of who we are in the flesh, the man of sin. He shows that we are chosen out of the called unto sanctification of the Spirit of God and belief of the truth He has spoken of us and of Himself.

2Th 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
2Th 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
2Th 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Now, do you see that we have TURNED and are "ASCENDING UP" to meet Christ on (the meaning of 'went up'H5927), THE ROAD (the meaning of 'the way'H1870) to THE "FRUITFUL PLACE", (the meaning of 'Bashan'H1316) to defeat the man of sin called Og in this story of our journey to the promised land?

Og - H5747- Probably from H5746; round; Og, a king of Bashan: - Og.

H5746 - A primitive root; properly to gyrate; but used only as denominative from H5692, to bake (round cakes on the hearth): - bake.

How is something baked? In an oven by fire, the fire of God's word, which cooks us until we are ready to be consumed by God. This is telling us what we learned earlier that you cannot know Jesus Christ as KING of kings while you are still blinded by the idea that you are a king of your own fruitful place. We cannot know Christ until we have been shown we are the man of sin. Why are they round cakes and not square? The roundness goes back to the study we did in Ezekiel where we learned about the wheels going around and around yet still moving forward. This was the way we keep going over something by the Spirit of God and still move forward in the knowledge of God.

Then finally, the battle takes place at the fruitful place. We learn to war as the children of Israel and as our Father, Who is a man of war.

Exo 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

For those who don't believe we advocate war, they are wrong. We do war against the false doctrines in our heavens, and then when the day comes, we war against all the false doctrines of this world. That day's time and date is unknown to all. No one knows except the Father;

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

However, we do know a couple of things which The Spirit teaches us from the flood of Noah's time. We will know it's close because of what happened in Noah's time;

"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month..."

On this day, which we all will have, "the same day were all the fountains of the great DEEP broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened" (Gen 7:11).

What are the fountains of our deeps which are broken up, and what are our windows of heaven which are opened? When we see that we are the man of sin our 'deep' is opened, and then we see the Son of Man coming in our heavens with great power and glory. Our deep is in darkness until this day, as God created it, until He moves upon it by His Spirit, His WORD.

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

When we as a body, as a whole unit, are of ONE MIND totally with no other doctrines, then we are in the Ark, the mind of Christ, as a body, the eighth, the new man. Then the fountains of the truth about ourselves and those that still live in the world will open, and the windows of our heavens will open AS ONE CHRIST, and we shall be united, as when the water breaks in a woman's womb before the child is born.

How was Noah lifted up? By the flood waters of the deep and the water from heaven. How shall we be LIFTED up to meet The LORD in the clouds? By the waters of the word that open our deep, and by those waters we are lifted off the earth to meet The LORD in the clouds. Our feet will not be on our ground, but we will be ascending. Our HEAD will be in the air but our feet won't be on the earth. The waters flooded the earth totally, over all the tallest mountains, which put the Ark in the clouds at thousands of feet in the sky. Why is this symbolism important? Because you can see in your mind's eye that when our tallest mountain is covered with the water of God's word, then are all that are in our earth are dead and all that lived on it is drowned. The new man now descends, when the waters subside, to REPLENISH the new earth.

Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

This is the principal we are to see in Christ's words;

Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Christ compares His coming to the flood of Noah's days, where the flood waters took all the people away, and Noah was left safe in the Ark. The waters of God's word have already taken all of us away in the form of our old man. There is not a person who lives or has lived who has not been taken away by truth. Whether they lived in the jungles of Africa 1000 years ago or today in Manhattan, the truth has taken us away in our own worship. From the truth of nature that shows us the truth, to the truth of God's word when we read it, we have no excuse. Every human being has seen it, and every human being has been taken away. This knowledge is called BASHAN, the fruitful place where we replenish the earth which was destroyed by water and will soon be destroyed by fire.

2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Bashan is fruitful because when everything has been flooded, when the waters subside the ground is very fertile. It is the same with fire. The forest grows best after a fire has come through and burned up all the undergrowth, and the ground is made fertile. Then when you plant seed, it grows faster and better. It's now fruitful, the purpose of fertlizing and why God fertilizes us through water and fire. He drowns us in the fire of His word, and this process lifts us up in the Ark (the mind of Christ) to the clouds to meet those who have gone before us, to meet the LORD in the air as ONE BODY.

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