Deuteronomy – Deu 3:11-13 “And This Land…Gave I Unto The Reubenites”

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Deuteronomy - Deu 3:11-13 "And This Land...Gave I Unto The Reubenites"

Deu 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
Deu 3:12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
Deu 3:13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

The first thing which comes to my mind after learning about who Og represents is, "What part of me is the first to take this land before I enter the actual promised land? Which Israelite son and sons am I at this point in my revelation of Jesus Christ in me?" We know from these verses that we are talking first about Reuben, then Gad and then half the tribe of Manasseh. To lay a foundation of what we have inherited, we have covered who Og is and what the land represents. So now we must understand who we are at this point of our growth in the Body of The Christ. I read the birth of Reuben and found something very interesting which I had never considered, nor ever knew, because I did not know what I do now about Og, Shion, Arnon, and Hermon. Here are the verses about Reuben's birth.

Gen 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
Gen 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

"...when The LORD saw that Leah was hated..." This is why Reuben was the first to receive the land. I know that scripture says it was for much cattle they were given the land, but the cattle was a by-product, a fruit of the meaning of his mother's name. Let me explain: here's the meaning of Leah's name.

It is when we have been tired, weary and grieved from the man of sin do we then possess the land. It's not when we are singing psalms and praising Jesus. It's when we have battled day after day, been beat down, tired, lonely and weary from fighting the flesh that The LORD of those battles gives us victory to possess something of value. Reuben's cattle are the sacrifices which he has made. They represent his spiritual worth. This is the definition of Leah's name. It was not until we see that the man of sin is hated that the LORD of man opens the womb to bear a witness, a son. This is truth that none but the broken can receive. It says of Leah that she was "tender eyed", not too much to look at. Yet the tender eyed is what received and bore the first child. Why? Because it is a spiritual meaning we are reading of the nature of our God and how He sees things. Every little detail is another line about which we are reading of the character of our God. Leah is us in our broken state. Leah is us when we know we have nothing to look at that would cause others to want us or to say, "look at that beautiful person of God". The LORD arranges our beauty to be like His when He was in the flesh;

Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

He makes us uncomely so that we have nothing in which to glory but what He creates;

Gen 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

She knew that the reason she bore a child first was because she was afflicted and not loved. Wow! That is an amazing revelation to me that we are able to see just from her name alone. We know when the revelations are going to come, when we are given to see the ugliness of our old man and the afflictions that revelation brings.

Psa 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psa 30:6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
Psa 30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
Psa 30:8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
Psa 30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
Psa 30:10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
Psa 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
Psa 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Leah was not given physical beauty so that what she brought forth could not be contributed to her for something that caused her to be loved. What she brought forth was "from the LORD" and from the LORD only. Jacob never wanted Leah from the beginning. He was tricked into sleeping with her on the night he thought he would be with Rachel.

Gen 29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
Gen 29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
Gen 29:24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
Gen 29:25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

Jacob never wanted Leah. She was unwanted from the beginning, yet she was the one whom God used to bring forth the first child we are studying today - Reuben. Leah is the Body of Christ in type and figure. She is unwanted, she must be sneaked in to the tent, and she is the one who brings forth the first born. Like Leah, Mary was an unknown from a place no one would think the First born would come, Nazareth. Yet, like Leah, she does not have a husband. She is espoused to a husband, God, and does not know it, for the purpose of bringing forth the first-born Christ to inherit the land. The land is also a type and figure of our land which we are inheriting, a land flowing with milk and honey;

Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Deu 26:9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.

The milk is the word of God that we read in His book, which is sweet in our mouth but becomes bitter in the belly of the old man when it becomes meat.

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Rev 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

As the first born to inherit Christ, we are possessing this land which was once possessed by Og, our old man. We are the first to possess it because God has predestined that the low things of the world, the tender eyed, possess the land that no flesh should glory in his own flesh but in the power of God. Our inheritance is not physical land but being made partakers of Christ's Body. At first it is through the milk of the word, but then that word, which was sweet ot the mouth, becomes bitter to the desires of the flesh, the belly. The belly represents what the old man desires and what he likes.

Pro 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

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:

At first we think that this is good that it's sweet to the mouth, because we see ourselves as being forgiven from our sins. However, as time goes on and we remain in the Word, it becomes bitter to the old man because he realizes that his life is over, and the word becomes a cancer which is moving through his body slowly, to kill him. He wants to be glorified, and this does not glorify him but causes him to be hated. We see ourselves as tender eyed, as Leah - weary, tired, faint and disgusted. THIS IS INHERITING THE LAND. This is Reuben.

Deu 3:12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.

It is important to understand why scripture points out that it was FROM Aroer, BY THE river Arnon, and the meanings of those names brings out why;

It is pretty obvious what the spiritual thought we are to have is about where we are brought when we are given the inheritance of Christ. That place is a weary, tired, desolate place of nudity, where we see ourselves as standing before God naked and ashamed. It is FROM Aroer, a naked and desolate place spiritually, which is by the river (water) Arnon do we begin to see our land.

Arnon, we learned in another study, is a place of shouting for JoyH769. It from this place of complete weariness and desolation, where we see ourselves as naked and without strength, that we begin to shout for joy from what we have obtained. We shout for joy in Gilead (H1568/H1567) which we learned was our heap of testimony. We actually learn to see that the heap of testimony which the LORD has against our flesh, Og, of his complete nakedness, brings us to this place of shouting with joy because we have been taught that unless we see ourselves as naked and destitute of anything good, unloved by our husband because we are tendereyed. We cannot possess the land Christ, Who is all and all of all things we were, are and will be. Below are the verses written with the meanings of the names instead of the names.

Deu 3:12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from seeing ourselves as naked and destitute of anything good (Aroer), which is by the inheritance (river) (Arnon), and half promotion (mount) of the heap of our tesitmony (Gilead), and the cities thereof, gave I unto unto you who see yourselves as sons (Reubenites) and to the overcomers(Gadites).

Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. (seeing ourselves as naked and destitute of anything good)
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (inheritance)
1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: (inheritance)

1Pe 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. (Promotion)

Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: (heap of testimony)

1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (See ourselves as sons of God )

Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (overcomers)

Half the promotion threw me off until I saw that we are only given this eyesight in a limited form, as seeing through a glass darkly. We've only been given a down payment. We don't have the inheritance in full as long as we are in flesh.

1Co 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

We are able to see ourselves as sons when we see ourselves as naked and destitute of anything good in the flesh. We are then able to shout for joy at the part of the inheritance which we are able to see. The 'heap of our testimony' is that we are nothing without Him Who created us in whatever state we are in; whether Og, or Reuben.

So the inheritance is not a physical land, but a spiritual possession of Christ. Wherein this possession we grow more and more into the knowledge of Christ, as we are shown who we are in the flesh, Christ grows within us and the old man decreases. We cannot see Christ without first being shown the man of sin we are. We cannot possess the promised land of milk and honey until we see Og as bitter and loathsome. We cannot have one without the other. Like the coin that Christ asked whose inscription was on it (Caesar's), we must give unto Caesar what was Caesar's, see him as naked and destitute of anything good, that is his inheritance, give what belongs to him.

Mat 22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
Mat 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
Mat 22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
Mat 22:20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
Mat 22:21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
Mat 22:22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

The tribute which belongs to our flesh (Caesar) is that it cannot offer anything to God that is not by God. This is the greatest tribute you can give to the flesh. If we want to honor God, then we must give to the flesh its tribute and title - the man of sin.

Deu 3:13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

The name Manasseh means "to forget", (H4519) given to him by his father Joseph.

Gen 41:51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
Gen 41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

So we see that this second inheritance is given to Manasseh in Gilead and Bashan, the kingdom of Og. We know that Gilead means 'heap of testimony', and Bashan means 'fruitful'. If we read the above underlined sentence, we see that God was saying what would happen to them through the name of Manasseh's brother Ephraim, for the meaning of his name means "God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction". We become fruitful in these shells of skin which cause us so much affliction. Our carnal minds drag out the appetites for the flesh, and we go on our bellies feeding off the flesh. But once we see what we are in the flesh, we see that the dung the flesh has left behind fertilizes the ground of our new man, and we become fruitful.

One of the greatest revelations I ever had was when God showed me that I was made a drunk, literally in the flesh, because it was a revelation of what I was in the spirit. First the natural, then comes the spiritual. I was drunk on the doctrines of Babylon and staggering around without hope. Looking back we can feed off that, and then we can become Manasseh and Ephrain in one, because we can forget "all my toil" and become "fruitful in the land of my affliction".

Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

One last note. Did you catch the numbers of the verses which we just went over and how they witnessed to our subject? Deu 3:13 and Php 3:13 - the process of judgment (3) and rebellion (13). There's no such thing as a coincidence, we are going through the process of judgment upon our rebellious old man.

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