Deuteronomy – Deu 5:21 “Neither Shalt Thou Covet” – Part 3

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Deu 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

For three weeks now we have learned Who our Neighbor is, who His wife is, what His house is, and now we will finish this verse with who the field, manservant, maidservant, ox and ass represent. We know that the field is the world by the parable of tares and wheat.

Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

We know that the literal meaning of this verse is when we covet or desire our literal neighbor’s property. However, the true spiritual meaning is when we covet this world. We know from scripture that the world was created by Christ and for Christ. We were created in this world in and for our individual eon to bring about the plan of Christ. Each and every individual and what their lives hold were created for the very purpose they live out – either good or evil.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
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.

Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

Having said that, we cannot look upon the world and desire it to be any other way than what it is occurring. It is going EXACTLY the way that it has been predestined. Recently in the United States the Democratic party took control of congress. They are liberal, anti-border, for all kinds of transgender, homosexual, anti-gun, and global warming theory-pushing people. There are totally against everything that outwardly the scriptures teach that a man must live literally. They are for giving everything free to people, causing more people to be lazy and live off the government. They believe in universal health care for all, they believe that everyone should own a home, they believe that if you want to call yourself a woman even though God made you a man, you can.

I could go on and on and on, but I will spare you the details. In my self-righteous mind I shake my head and say these coveting words, “if I were in control…”, or “if I ran this show, I’d…”. You see, we can quote the scriptures but it is another thing to believe them.

When I believe that there is a better way to run this world than how it is being run by God, then I am coveting the field of my Neighbor. Will there come a time that these ways of the world are put down and they live according to the truth? Absolutely! But that time will be in the millennium. We are not in the millennium now, we are still in this particular eon. Let me quickly point out that I mentioned the Democrats as though they are worse than the Republicans, but they are not. The Republicans are for war and for taking over other nations, forcing them to live by what they see as a perfect Democratic system. Either way, they are all taken by the wind of a doctrine of confusion. So, coveting my Neighbor’s field is coveting the world and thinking there is a better way. Let’s look at a king who coveted Christ’s field.

Mat 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Mat 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Mat 2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Mat 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
Mat 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Mat 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Mat 2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
Mat 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

So, Herod and “all of Jerusalem with him” were troubled. Why was Herod troubled? Because he thought he would lose his physical kingdom. He thought that God was sending down someone to take his kingdom over and take it from him. Why was all of Jerusalem also troubled? Because they also thought that it was pertaining to a physical kingdom, and they might lose what they were getting from Herod. Let’s see how Herod reacts.

Mat 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Mat 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Mat 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
Mat 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
Mat 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Herod was so bent on stopping God from taking over that he killed who knows how many children in the area Christ was reported to be, trying to kill off the child before he grew to take over the kingdom. He thought, as I once did, that if he were running the kingdom then it was going to run better, but who knows how it would run if this messiah guy took over. What he did not see, because he was blinded by Christ, was that the kingdom is not a physical kingdom, but a spiritual one. The ruler of the kingdom of God will be in the form of Christ’s Christ. Christ as the head, will rule this world during the 1000 years through His very Body, the Elect. The world is being played out until the last body part of Christ is grown to maturity and added to the body of Christ. When that last part has reached maturity, Christ will appear in us.

1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Back to our subject of coveting our Neighbor’s field. If the field is the world and we have a world or eon (aion in Greek) in us, then whatever we are, we are by the hand of the owner of the field. If the field in which we exist is planted to be what it is by the owner of the field, then we have no say in what the field produces. The world in us will produce what the owner of the field has predestined it produce.

We see our lives as being formed by our own choices, but I have never met a grain of wheat that said to me it created itself as a grain of wheat. We are seeds planted in this fleshly world that exists within us. The tares in our lives are planted by the enemy of our lives, Satan, who is used by Christ, Satan’s creator, to bring about tares. The tares represent our fleshly idea of what the righteous worship of God is. I am the one who am not happy with what I am, I am not satisfied with who God has made me, therefore I recreate myself into a vessel that I believe is honorable. A tare is similar to a foxtail, and called a “darnel”. They both look very similar to wheat.
Link to picture showing the comparison of tares to wheat – [https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiol_uP8e3eAhXHnOAKHU6GAYkQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F441845413417539789%2F&psig=AOvVaw3ce6fHrm0oNskRDOOI0VvI&ust=1543178256016048]

When I was boy I remember many times helping our dogs by pulling foxtails out of their ears or between their toes. Often while hunting or fishing the dogs would get the foxtails in their ears and toes, and before you knew it their ears were infected. So we made it a habit to check them for foxtails whenever we came home. This gets me thinking about what tares do. They get in your ears and slowly work their way down into the brain where it finally kills you. Coveting Christ’s field is a foxtail that has been planted by our self-righteous nature which is unsatisfied with the work of Christ, and we become involved in this worlds political system or local government.

Next thing you know we are coveting His manservants, maidservants, His ox and His ass. The manservants and maidservants are the people of this world who are enslaved by their Creator to do what He has predestined they do. But we don’t think that they are doing it right according to our religious doctrine. But they did not make themselves blind; they were created blind and servants to sin. Unless their Creator has predestined their eyes be opened, they will remain slaves to sin in this eon.

Joh 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Joh 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
Joh 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The elect of God see themselves as the wheat and the tares. They know that they can produce nothing of themselves and are by nature children of wrath;

Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

When we judge people unjustly, forgetting that they are what they are because they were, as we were, created to be taken and destroyed, we are coveting the field of our Neighbor – inwardly at ourselves and outwardly at others.

2Pe 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
2Pe 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
2Pe 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
2Pe 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

When we covet our Neighbor’s field we are in essence saying that what we see with our natural eyes is not what we believe is right and must be changed or remade. There is nowhere in scripture where God the Father or Christ commands us to go change the world. We are never told to change the world out there but see that the world as it is, is exactly what He has predestined it be. Christ has chosen to sacrifice the world for us, they are sacrificed for our learning (Rom 15:4), and we are to learn how God has predestined things the way He has to make us a peculiar people unto Himself.

Rom 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? (Dare we ask God why He chose to make us kings and priests and them slaves?)
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump TO MAKE one vessel unto honour (the elect), and another unto dishonour (the nonelect)?
Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: (inwardly our flesh and outwardly the nonelect)
Rom 9:23 AND THAT he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, WHICH HE HAD AFORE PREPARED UNTO GLORY
Rom 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

We were vessels of wrath fitted to destruction in the flesh just like any other person who has ever walked this earth. God had planted us in the Good Ground of the Body of Jesus Christ. We were created in Christ before the world began as His peculiar people, chosen to be kings and priests in the kingdom of God. We grew up with the appearance a tare but God saw us in Christ and sacrificed those tares on the cross with Christ. Now as we walk in this world, being in the world but not of the world, we are shown how we are tares in our field, and as we are shown these tares we seperate them from the wheat and burn them in the fire of God’s Word. The manservant and maidservant are God’s servants doing what He has predestined for them to do.

It is not my duty to change them now but my privilege to open their eyes when they are the elect pulled out of the world. When they are the elect, God Himself will bring them to us, and we then can be used of God to open their eyes. But it is not our job to proselytize to the world but only those who will be used by God to rule in the 1000 year reign. We are to preach the word in season out of season, and when the time has come to be fulfilled, God will bring them to the gates of the city. The labor of the ox and the caring of the load of the ass is God’s. He has labored to bring about our rest, and He has carried us on the cross as His burden. The labor we do now is to enter that rest, and the burden we carry is our own cross.

Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Mat 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. (this is a staggering verse. It is saying that no man can know the Son or the Father unless the Son reveals it to them. unless the Son reveals Himself to someone through His word they will remain a manservant or maidservant)
Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Christ is our Neighbor, the world is His field and all the inhabitants are His manservants and maidservants. Whatever labour it took to get me to where I am today was by the predestined hand of my Creator, and whatever beast of burden He has used to get me where I am today is by the predestined hand of my Creator. He created the world, is creating the world and will create the world to bring about the right circumstances for the birth and life of His Elect. All things are ours:

1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
1Co 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

The difference between a servant and an elect is that we are told what The LORD is doing and a servant is not. A servant is left in the dark;

Joh 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for ALL THINGS that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Joh 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

So, we are chosen by Christ to be His Elect. We need not worry about or covet over what is going on in the world by the servants, because it has been revealed to us that the end is what is going on and the end is what we are being trained for. The time when we will be called to take over this world and reign for a thousand years with a rod of iron. We need not worry about what is happening in our world, because it is all being worked to the glory of God. Whatever we are experiencing is for our good and edification. If it were not needful, we would not be going through it.

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover the following verse;

Deu 5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

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