Deuteronomy – Deu 5:31-33 “Ye shall walk in all the ways [of] the LORD”

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Deuteronomy - Deu 5:31-33 "Ye shall walk in all the ways [of] the LORD"

Deu 5:31  But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 
Deu 5:32  Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 
Deu 5:33  Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

When I was a boy I was taught that it was up to me to make my own path. I watched a lot of westerns, and they all taught me to make my own path, that it was up to me to take the bull by the horns and rule my own life. Later, when I began hearing about God, I was told that Jesus came to help us out of our own bad situations and that now He has given us back the power to fix what we had broken. Then I could not help but mould what I had learned from western movie actors into my Jesus. I didn't see that Christ had created it all and was in control of all. I was taught that He merely helped me, but getting to some golden city in a place called heaven was up to me. If you read these verses above in the flesh, without the spirit of God opening your mind and heart, you will read them and stop at the words, "that they may do them", "ye shall observe to do", "ye shall not turn aside", and "that yemay prolong your days". but when we come to these verses we pass over these words;

Joh 15:4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing

"The branch cannot bear fruit of ITSELF...no more can ye", and "without me ye can do NOTHING".  There is nothing that we can do in and of ourselves, separately and independently of God. We are all at the mercy of God, whether we are given to believe it or not. But when we see, by the Spirit of Christ and His Father, that we are Christ because Christ is in us and the Father sees us as One, then we can see that we are ordained to bear fruit - ordained! And what is the fruit? To keep His commandments. and what is His commandment? That "ye love one another".

Joh 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

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.

He just got through saying that we cannot bear fruit of ourselves, and then we are told to love one another. How can I love you unless He Himself is loving you through me? He is the vine in which the sap of love flows through to the branches and then the fruit of love is produced. What is this love of which He speaks? He says if I keep His commandments I love Him, but if I don't, then I don't love Him. Why speak in parables about it?

Mat 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables
Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

My flesh sees the word love as simply, "You accept me for what I am, what I have created myself to be, then I will accept you for what you want to be." No pressure, no telling someone "I will not call you a woman, because you are a man; I will not agree that we should have open borders and that everyone should be able to just migrate wherever they want; I do not agree that all religions should accept one another and agree to disagree; I do not agree that just anyone can willy-nilly walk up to the King of kings and LORD of lords." This is the meaning of Mat 24:12.

Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

It does not mean that we stop loving and become hard and mean.  No, it means that what we call love is grown cold to the truth. Because iniquity and self-righteousness abounds (Eze 33:13), we stop holding the truth of what is love. Our love is cold to the truth that true love keeps the truth and does not shrink back. The word coldG5594 means to "chill". What does it mean to chill? It means we are no longer hot, we have become cold to the truth, and we have chilled to our love of truth and hang onto self-righteousness. We have stopped vigorously fighting for the truth but have calmed down and stop fighting the fight. We no longer are breathing hard, but gently and without care, also part of the definition of the word "cold", which is only used this one time in scripture. This is why the spirit of God through Paul tells us to "fight".

1Ti 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

1Co 9:26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
1Co 9:27  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Unless you are called and chosen by the KING to approach the throne, you will remain in darkness, cold to the iniquity in you and around you.  So, again what is the love that keeps His commandments? Should we read 1 Corinthians 13 and sway back and forth in some hippy trance and accept the world as it is? No, that is not love; that is hatred. 1 Corinthians 13 is not written to the world, nor anyone outside the Israel of God. It is written to the Israel of God SPECIFICALLY.

Gal 6:16  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

Love is not an ooey-gooey feeling of let all be and accept them for what they want to be. No! Love is kind and love is gentle, but love does not rejoice in iniquity, it seeks not its own, is not puffed up and love rejoices in the truth. The truth is we are a chosen generation before the foundation of the world to be kings and priests of Christ to the world in the lake of fire and before that to rule the world for a 1000 years. These words of love and keeping the commandments are for OUR LEARNING, not the world's. The world will not inherit the kingdom of God because as with us, the world must be destroyed. So, what is love? God sent His Son into OUR world to die for us, so that we would die to ourselves and bring forth fruit unto God. This is love.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

How does this tie into Deuteronomy 5? Because we must see ourselves as Moses/Christ receiving the commandments from God inwardly and then applying them to our world within us. We must bring the whole nation within our tent into obedience to Christ our Head, being saved from death. We are saved from the second death, "whosoever was not found written in the book of life, (in Christ in this eon), was cast into the lake of fire" (Rev 20:15), which is the second death (Rev 20:14) and is for those who were not saved from the second death.

Joh 5:46  For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 
Joh 5:47  But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

2Co 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 

Listen to how these verses are laid out, and see Christ as typified by Moses;

Deu 5:30  Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.

"Get you INTO YOUR TENTS", get inside the skin that covers who you are, Elect, chosen, called to be kings and priests in the kingdom of God. "Get into your tents" and see that the nations are within you, not without. See what is within yourself, and you can then be able to see what is in your brother and then with patience and compassion help him see Christ within his tent, but as for this new man who is looking within;

Deu 5:31  But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.

"But as for thee...Christ...stand thou here by me...for Moses, the law .... he wrote of me". Christ then comes within our tent and teaches us the commandments, statutes and judgments which He will use to allow us to possess Himself and take the name of The Christ. The land to be possessed is Christ.

Deu 5:32  Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Jesus Christ is who moses was speaking about when he wrote the verses we have covered. We read the above verse and say it was speaking to the people, but it was not, it was speaking of Christ observing to do as His LORD commanded Him. It was Christ Who did not turn to the right hand or to the left.

Joh 5:19  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Joh 5:20  For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
Joh 5:21  For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

Now when you read this last verse we can see why Christ said that Moses wrote of Him.

Deu 5:33  Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Moses did not walk in all the ways the LORD commanded him, and it was because of not walking in all the ways the LORD commanded him that he did not get to enter the promised land.

Deu 3:23  And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
Deu 3:24  O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?
Deu 3:25  I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
Deu 3:26  But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
Deu 3:27  Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 

However, Christ did keep all that the Father had commanded Him, and He did cross the Jordan, He was resurrected from the dead of the flesh on this side the Jordan and crossed into everlasting life on our behalf. It was Christ Who did exactly what His Father commanded him for 33 1/2 years and then laid down His life for us and crossed the Jordan into Galilee.

Mat 28:6  He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Mat 28:7  And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

Mat 28:16  Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
Mat 28:17  And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Where is Galilee? And what is Galilee? It is our tent, it is looking within the heathen circle in which we live, look at the definition for Galilee;

G1056
Γαλιλαία
Galilaia
gal-il-ah-yah
Of hebrew origin [H1551]; Galilaea (that is, the heathen circle), a region of Palestine: - Galilee.
Total KJV occurrences: 63

Christ crossed over to dwell within His people, and in us He lives and moves.

Act 17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Act 17:25  Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Act 17:28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

When scripture tells us that Christ ascended into the clouds , it is speaking of His people;

Heb 12:1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Isa 60:8  Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

We are the clouds, and all those that were elect before us are the clouds into whom Christ ascended so that we would be the water above the firmament which brings down rain to the earth.

Gen 1:6  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
Gen 1:7  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmamentfrom the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Gen 1:8  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

And where is Heaven or the kingdom of God?

Luk 17:21  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

We have been divided from the earthly waters and evaporated up into the kingdom of God. When Christ returns, we will be literally evaporated up so that we can then rain upon the earth during the millennium (1Th 4:13-18; Rev 20:6). These words of Moses about Christ have entered our tents, and it is there in our tents we are taught and instructed how to fight the good fight. We are taught that the flesh does not have a heart after God and that unless He Himself recreates us into vessels of mercy, we will stay vessels of wrath, fitted to only carry water on this earth, that are stagnate and grow moss.

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:
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,

Our earthly vessel will only see things from an earthly location and not see things from the heavenlies. This is the true meaning of dividing the waters from the waters;

Gen 1:6  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

The firmament is for the purpose of dividing the waters. So what is the firmament itself? What is a firmament?

H7549
רָקִיעַ
râqı̂ya‛
raw-kee'-ah
From H7554; properly an expanse, that is, the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky: - firmament.
Total KJV occurrences: 17

H7554
רָקַע
râqa‛
raw-kah'
A primitive root; to pound the earth (as a sign of passion); by analogy to expand (by hammering); by implication to overlay (with thin sheets of metal): - beat, make broad, spread abroad (forth, over, out, into plates), stamp, stretch.
Total KJV occurrences: 11

So what is the purpose of the firmament? Its purpose is to pound us into shape, to stamp us, to stretch us, so that we are lifted up above the earth and seek those things that are from above. Without the trials through which we are to walk, without being ground to powder, we will take comfort from the knowledge of this earth, the waters below the firmament, and we will never be in the clouds. We will only be here on earth drinking the knowledge of the earth, the wisdom from other earthly vessels which are vessels also made to be destroyed. To be in the spirit is to mean you cannot be destroyed, because one cannot catch the wind.

Joh 3:1  There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh 3:2  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  (cannot be above the firmament)
Joh 3:4  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (below the firmament) and of the Spirit (above the firmament), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh (that which is below the firmament is water below the firmament, earthly); and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.(that which is above the firmament is water above the firmament, heavenly) 
Joh 3:7  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Joh 3:9  Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Joh 3:10  Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Joh 3:11  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know (we who are above the firmament),and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.(because the flesh is below the firmament) 
Joh 3:12  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
Joh 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Joh 3:14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

The rain that falls to the ground from heaven is soaked into the ground, but the mist which is evaporated from the earth and sent to the heavens above the firmament is then sent back again. Unless we are given to look within our own tents and shown we are nothing separate from Him Who created us, we will always only drink the waters from the earth. But, if we are shown that we are vessels of wrath in the flesh, then we will be evaporated into the heavens of the spirit and be recreated into vessels of mercy - vessels of a cloud that brings the rain in due season to the dry ground which has been beaten and pounded by the firmament that separated us from the truth.

Deu 11:14  That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
Deu 11:15  And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
Deu 11:16  Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
Deu 11:17  And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

These verses of Deuteronomy 5 outlining the 10 commandments culminate in us looking to Christ to Whom these commandments pertain, and then looking within our own tents where we see that we are vessels full of holes that cannot hold onto the rain water. However, once we are given the ability to look inward, we are given to evaporate into the heavens, above the trials, the firmament, and become rain for others to drink who are still below it. We keep the commandments because we are in Christ our Head, Who has not turned to the right hand or to the left. He has not turned to the right hand, those who are to inherit the kingdom nor to the left, to those who are not to inherit the kingdom. He trusts in His Father, and in doing so, He only does what His Father has taught Him to do. He takes credit from no one.

Mat 25:34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Mat 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

So it is with the commandments; we take no credit for keeping them, for it is not us but the spirit of our Father which moves us to do or not to do.

next week, LORD willing, we will begin the study in Deuteronomy chapter 6.

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