Deuteronomy – Deu 3:14-20 – “And I Gave Gilead Unto Machir”

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Deuteronomy - Deu 3:14-20 - "And I Gave Gilead Unto Machir"

Deu 3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
Deu 3:15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
Deu 3:16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
Deu 3:17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
Deu 3:18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
Deu 3:19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
Deu 3:20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

Jair, whose name means "enlightener"H2971, son of Manasseh, whose name means -"causing to forget"H4519 takes all the country of Argob, which means "stoney"H709, which comes from the root word H7263, which means - "to pile together; a lump of clay; clod".

Now when you put this together as we are spiritually taught to do, we get what the sum of God's word teaches us to do.

This is what we all do. The LORD gives us victories over something, and then we call it by our own name. It's as natural as breathing to take the credit for the victories. It is why as soon as one trial is over another one begins. It keeps us from worshipping our flesh as God.

Deu 3:15 And I gaveH5414 (H853) GileadH1568 unto MachirH4353.

If you will notice, after the word 'gave' there are two sets of numbers, but one is in parentheses. Notice that the number in parentheses H853 says:

'Gilead' is the object, 'gave' is the past tense of the verb give. The reason I point this out is because from God's point of view everything is done, and He already "gave" it to us. Although in time we are being given something of spiritual value, from God's sight, the end from the beginning, it is already done. So, in this particular verse Gilead, the root of which means "heap of testimony"H1567 is GIVEN to Machir, and Machir means;

This is very revealing about what God does to us. In His eyes the end is already here, and our end is to sell ourselves to Him. He has already taken us, and we are already His possession, yet we do not know it. So, what He is doing now is revealing it to us, and in doing so we want to sell all that is ours to buy Christ.

Mat 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

He shows us the treasure which He has hidden in the world. Yea, God has hidden a great treasure in the world, and that treasure is Christ in us. When we are given eyes to see and find this treasure we should want to sell all that is ours. We should want to become Machir and become a salesman. Gilead is representing the world in this parable, and the treasure that is hidden in it is Christ. He is the heap of our testimony.

Son 4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Son 6:5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

Christ is the hidden treasure in us. He is the new man. Then we must ask ourselves, "How do we sell ourselves and buy this treasure?" We do not want to be like Simon the magician and think we can purchase Christ with literal money;

Act 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Act 8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
Act 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Act 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Act 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Act 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

What is it then that we are selling? We are selling ourselves to the owner of the field which has the treasure. We sell all that we thought we were, are and could be, so that we can obtain Christ. We think from our Babylonian teachings that if we stop doing 'a, b, and c', then we have made ourselves right in the eyes of God and have thereby purchased the field. But that is a lie. When we realize that whatever we stop we do so buy the power of God, it takes our purchasing power away. We feel unable to give anything to God for this treasure, and that is how we obtain the treasure. When we are totally divested of anything that is of value, He has then sold us Christ. He wants our lives, not our money. He wants our everything, all we hold as ours, what's valuable to us, our very life and all that it entails.

All of these verses and names of places and people are recorded for our benefit. What is it that we are to get out of all these names? Why did The LORD record them? We learned last week Reuben means "see ye a son", the root word for Gadites means H1413, to "crowd together, assemble for battle or to cut self", and Manasseh we learned means "causing to forget". I ask then, "What is it that The LORD causes us to forget?" Last week we learned from Genesis 41:51 that the LORD is causing us to forget the toil and our father's house.

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.

Why was it important to make us forget our father's house? Because our flesh is so bound to our flesh that we are in need of God's miracle for us to forget. God made Joseph in a way that he was designed to handle being thrown into a pit by his own family/flesh/father's house, being sold into bondage, being thrown into prison, which is deeper bondage than what he was sold into, but then to be brought out to take the throne.

The power of the throne was such that it causes us to forget what we have come through, are going through, and to prepare us for what is coming. This why God has recorded all these names and places so that we can see the power He gives to take the throne, to become the Christ, to feed the people with the corn which was stored away for the days of famine in their land. We are Joseph - whom "Jehovah has added", Reuben - "see ye a son", Gad - "who crowd together" as one Christ, and Manasseh - who "God causes to forget all our toil and out father's house". So it's not about these places, nor even about the people, it's about God recording these people's names and places so that He would show us, you and me, "SEE YE A SON, when ye are crowded together as ONE, forget all that you lost in your father's house, because you are whom JEHOVAH has added". This is our message, not the world's message. These words were written for our benefit, not the world's. When I was in the world I read these verses as just a history lesson and nothing more. But today I am Joseph, Reuben, Gad and Manasseh.

Deu 3:16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
Deu 3:17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
Deu 3:18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.

We are possessing the land now in time, while still in these bodies of flesh. We are doing so for all of mankind, whom we will bring into the promised land. They are the other nine and half tribes which make up the whole of the foundational government of God - twelve. The LORD God has given us this spiritual land before we pass over the Jordan, but we must still fight for their land which they are to inherit. Actually it says we shall "pass over armed BEFORE your brethren." Like older brothers in the Body, who have conquered lands and defeated giants, they are who we are to go to for the knowledge which God has given them to war. They have gone on before us, possessed the land, and now it is up to us to get that knowledge of war from them.

Deu 3:19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;

There are many things which are still in us and will be in us until we draw our last physical breath - those are the wives and little ones. Those are the things in us that still have not grown all the way; that are still feeding from the doctrines of Christ. So, we must be wise as serpents and meek as doves when fighting these wars.

Deu 3:20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

This verse allows us to see that full rest does not come in the eyes of God until ALL OF MANKIND that has ever lived comes into the knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ. Israel is a type of all of mankind, and all of Israel shall be saved from death.

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

The fulness of the gentiles is explained very well in this short question/answer paper on iswasandwillbe.com. Remember, we are spiritual Israel, literal Jews are gentiles in the flesh just like anyone who is not born again in the spirit.

Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Rom 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Rom 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Rom 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

In type we are Reuben, Gad and Manasseh receiving our inheritance on this side the Jordan, believing the gospel now, the rest of mankind is the other 9 1/2 tribes that will receive the gospel on the other side the Jordan in the second resurrection. We have received mercy now, so that we can show them mercy then. We received mercy in our unbelief that we can show them mercy in their unbelief. We are those that are learning to war now, that we may teach them how to war against their giants. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance and He told Noah;

Gen 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Gen 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
Gen 9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

How many people came through Noah since the flood? All of us. We are Israel, and we are going to help all mankind see Christ and defeat the giants in their land.

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