Deuteronomy – Deu 3:8-9 God Helps Us Take Our Land

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Deu 3:8-9 God Helps Us Take Our Land

Deu 3:8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
Deu 3:9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

Last week we learned that when we conquer Og, we conquer more of the old man. We are to face him without fear and without worrying about what he knows, because the LORD fights for us. God comes through our land as an Angel, in our minds and hearts through the mouths of other Brothers and Sisters, to take possession of the false doctrines that are still within us. After getting this possession, we begin to take control over particular lands that were once controlled by Og, like Arnon and Hermon, which is also called Sirion and Shenir. We saw in a previous study that the name Arnon meant "to shout for joy"-H769. Now we are going to cover what Hermon is within us.

The name Hermon has, as does all of scripture, a negative and positive application in its definition. We will cover some of them to establish what Mount Hermon should mean to us as spiritual Israel. The first person who comes to mind whom scripture teaches was devoted to religious uses unto destruction in the negative and positive was Samson.

Jdg 13:2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
Jdg 13:3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
Jdg 13:4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
Jdg 13:5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

It's obvious from these verses that this child was "devoted and consecrated" to The LORD. This child's mother is instructed not to drink wine or strong drink or eat anything unclean, which represent false doctrines. Why is she told that? Because she is united as one to a "hornet". Zorah is the place she lived with her husband Mamoah and Zorah's name means:

Jer 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

Isa 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
Isa 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

So we can see why she is instructed not to drink wine or strong drink, and we can see that this child was separated unto The LORD for the beginning of the destruction of Babylon within us. Before I was brought to the knowledge of the truth, before any of us were brought to the knowledge of the truth, we had been separated unto The LORD. Part of that consecration was being covered in the womb of false doctrine and lies. The LORD Himself consecrated each one of us to see truth after we have been drunk on the wine of false doctrine. We have to be stung before we can identify with what the sting feels like. Samson later does all those things that his mother was told not to do: He drinks wine, he handles dead bodies, he eats from dead things, and he loves women from other nations, which represent other doctrines.

Jdg 13:24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.
Jdg 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

The Spirit of The LORD MOVED Samson between hornets and inquiry. We have learned that Zorah means hornets, and we will now learn that Eshtaol means:

Samson in us is moved by the Spirit of The LORD to inquire about and be drunk on false doctrines for years of our lives. It is what we desire, it is what we love, as Samson loved women from other nations.

Jdg 14:2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.
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.

We do not know at the time we are joined to an unclean doctrine, a woman of the unclean, because it is what we were driven to inquire about of the hornets that stung us. We were drunk on the wine of Babylon and didn't feel the stings of the hornets. But this was all of The LORD as part of our separation and consecration unto The LORD. It will be the very thing that The LORD uses to not only kill the false doctrines in us but also kill us. Although we are consecrated as the Christ now, the whole of humanity also have, is and will travel this same consecration unto their death and life.

We all know the end of Samson's life. It would seem to the carnal mind that it was a waste; all the seemingly wrong he did, and I have heard sermons as such, but all of it was ordained of The LORD for the destruction of the Philistines. It was a way that he was consecrated to the LORD unto destruction. In the end he dies with the Philistines, but that is what was supposed to happen, because in his death he killed more Philistines than in all of his life.

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.

It is a curse to the flesh to be separated. Because our flesh does not want to do anything but eat and drink, it's all it desires. In our consecration we learn to die to the flesh, we learn the flesh is like an old rag we carry around which always smells. Judas was also a man separated, consecrated unto the ministry for the purpose of death. We all want to look at Judas as such a creep, such a turncoat, but that is what he was consecrated to be and nothing he could have done could have changed what he was.

Act 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Who did God use to deliver Christ to the Jews in the DETERMINED COUNSEL AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD? Judas. Who delivered Judas to Satan? Christ.

Joh 13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Joh 13:22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
Joh 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Joh 13:24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
Joh 13:25 He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
Joh 13:26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Joh 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
Joh 13:28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
Joh 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
Joh 13:30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

It is hard for me as a man to conceive these following verses apply to this exchange in John, but they do, and they will.

Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

When Christ handed the sop to Judas after He dipped it, it was a prophesy that Judas had been baptised into death, that he was a piece of bread that had to be used for the betrayal of Christ. Christ knew who would betray Him, because He created him for that very purpose;

"By him were all things created"

Christ created Judas and Judas' heavens, his earth, his visible and invisible thrones, powers, dominions, and principalities. Christ created in Judas all these things to bring about what Judas was at the end of his life. Judas did not create himself. Christ created him, and we are Judas. We all would have done the same thing Judas did at that literal time if God had created us for that specific purpose. We may not have been created the literal Judas, but we are consecrated to be Judas in points of our own lives. Because we all betray one another, in doing so we betray Christ. Judas was consecrated unto the revealing of the man of sin. It is a consecration unto this revealing as much as it is the revealing of Christ. Remember we cannot know Christ without first knowing the man of sin.

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:

Judas was one of the twelve. He was there when Christ did miracles, he was given power over the spirits to cast them out, he sat with Christ for 3 1/2 years, walked with Him, talked with Him, and Jesus WASHED HIS FEET, and yet all it took was his time of revealing when Christ gave Him the sop and said "to whom I give the sop, WHEN I HAVE DIPPED IT".

Why not just hand him a piece of bread, why did He have to dip it? The word "dip" means:

First Christ identifies who will betray Him by the dipping, the staining, then the scriptures say "after the sop (staining) Satan entered into him" and then Christ says to Satan, "that thou doest, do quickly". Christ pointed out to Satan who it was he was going to enter and then tells him to go do what he does quickly. So, I ask myself, what does Satan do in his being, what was he created to do? He is the destroyer in God's hand. The scriptures show it in Job and in John who exactly Satan is and Who it is that gives him his orders "to do".

Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

How did God move against Job? He did so by sending His hand, Satan, against Job.

Job 2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

As Job was put into the hand of Satan, so was Judas. Judas was consecrated for the purpose of housing Satan so that Christ would be betrayed and killed, without which betrayal and death we would have no hope. Without the betrayal of Christ by Judas which led to His crucifixion we would still be in our sins. Without me being created to house Satan in the form of my carnal mind would I be able to know Who Christ is. I cannot know the joyful shouting of knowing Christ in Arnon unless I go through the consecration unto death in Hermon. Christ left us an example of this process, and we have it recorded in this verse;

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him (Arnon) endured the cross (Hermon), despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

He had Arnon before Him, and in doing so He was able to accept His consecration unto death - Hermon. We are Christ's Christ, and therefore we must see ourselves as doing this same journey as the literal Israelites, who represent us.

This next verse tells us that the Israelites call Hermon, Hermon, the Sidonians called it Sirion and the Amorites called it Shenir. Why the difference names?

Deu 3:9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

From the definitions of both H8303 and H8149 we learn that this place is a high place, a peak covered in snow. Snow represents purity, and redemption.

Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

The Sidonian and Amorite names of this place reveal what they did not know inwardly. This consecrated death on the cross of Christ is redemption and purity for us, death is life, and life is knowing God and Jesus Christ.

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

These descriptions of Hermon are for us to see inwardly our old man Og and our new man Israel. It is not a shame to see myself as Samson or Judas, but a privilege. Without me seeing myself as them, I am just a dead man walking around with no hope of ever possessing truth in this life. I will see myself as better than the other guy, not quite as bad as that person, certainly not Judas. We are fighting to possess Hermon everyday, for in it we have joy and singing, in it we have peace with God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.

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