Deuteronomy – Deu 7:11-15 Who Receives the Promises?

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Deuteronomy - Deu 7:11-15 Who Receives the Promises?

Deu 7:11  Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
Deu 7:12  Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
Deu 7:13  And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deu 7:14  Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
Deu 7:15  And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Last week we covered who we were in Christ as the chosen holy people unto God. We saw how the promises were made to us in Christ; not to us in the flesh but in the spirit, because we were seen in Christ in the spirit before the foundation of the world, not in the flesh. The flesh was created to serve as the nations that God would use to mold us into our new man. The promises were made to us as the offspring of Christ, not to fleshly people. So, all the conditions about keeping the law ("if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them") were made to Christ, "The Seed" singular, and to Him alone. They were not made to us as fleshly people because the flesh cannot keep the law.

Gal 3:16  Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to THY SEED, which is Christ.

Gal 3:11  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

If then, the promises were not made to the flesh and we are justified by the faith of Christ, to whom are these promises made? They are made to Christ and to Christ alone. However, we are so united to Christ in the spirit before the foundation of the world that we are to see ourselves as The Christ, the very flesh and bones of Christ Himself.

Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

It is important to point out that we are sanctified and cleansed by Christ giving Himself for us. We do not have spot or wrinkle in the spirit because Christ never sinned, so we cannot sin in the spirit because we are His flesh and bones. We fight daily against the wiles of the devil who whispers that we are not sanctified in Christ, that we are not without spot, that we must do works in the flesh to justify who we are. The Devil is made to purify us by these wars in our heavens, to make us strong in the LORD and the power of His might.

All Babylon has taught us, as the wife of Satan, is that we must have some power in the flesh, too, as gods. We are taught that we can know good or evil in the flesh separately and independently from The God. This is where the armour of God comes into play, to fight against all doctrines of the devil that have us focusing on the deeds of the flesh and not the Spirit. These doctrines do not want us to see that we are the bride of Christ; that we are cherished by Christ, that we are the very flesh and bones of Christ; that we were so loved before the world began, before satan was created; that Christ took on our nature so He would be a faithful and merciful high Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people (Heb.2:16-18).

Eph 5:28  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Eph 5:29  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Eph 5:30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:31  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Christ left His Father and Mother and was joined unto us, His wife. Christ's Father is  God The Father to Him because The Father made Christ after His own image and we are His Mother, because God The Father created the Church that would carry Christ in the womb of His mind until Christ was formed on earth in the literal womb of Mary. The word that is administered to the body of Christ is the milk that comes from the breast of the Mother, the mind of God The Father through The Church. Christ was fed the pure milk from creation, from the mind of God The Father, and therefore was created in the image of His Father. We come from the Church as the offspring of Christ and therefore as Christ's seed are fed the pure word. We are not talking about the literal fleshly Babylonian religions, but Jerusalem that is from above, from God the Father, Who created her for the habitation of His Children.

Psa 22:9  For thou art He bringing me forth from the womb, Causing me to trust, On the breasts of my mother.
Psa 22:10  On Thee I have been cast from the womb, From the belly of my mother Thou art my God. (YLT)

This verse above shows that Christ was God the Father's Son from the womb and that it was the Father Who brought Him from the womb to trust in the milk of the Church, which is Christ's Mother. This is the same thing we go through as sons and daughters of Christ. We are brought from the mind of God the Father before the foundation of the world and are seen in the Seed. That Seed then keeps the promises and commandments, and we are brought forth by faith. However, we must remember that we are His seed, we are His Body, His wife, and His Mother.

Mar 3:32  And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
Mar 3:33  And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
Mar 3:34  And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
Mar 3:35  For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

All this to say that when God the Father speaks these words in Deuteronomy 7:11-15  to keep the commandments, statutes and judgments, He is speaking to Christ as the only One capable of keeping them. The promises of mercy, multiplying, blessing the fruit of the womb, the fruit of the land, corn, wine, oil, increase in flocks, kine, being blessed above all people, none shall be barren, and all diseases and sicknesses taken away is speaking to Christ. God the Father does not give these promises to the flesh, because flesh and blood cannot inherit them, whosoever is entering the kingdom of God. What promises are given to the Seed are then brought to pass by giving the spirit power over the flesh, little by little, to overcome the flesh and to bring those nations in verse 1 of Deuteronomy into subjection to the nation of Israel in us. In other words, Christ is united to His bride, and she comes into unity with Him. She becomes flesh of His flesh and bones of His bones, and He reigns over the nations of the land.

Exo 23:29  I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
Exo 23:30  By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

This is warring against our adversary, the Devil, who goes around like a roaring lion trying to devour us by doctrines of Babylon. The battle is inward, in the heart and mind, where these false doctrines are set up. This is where the armour of God is needed because it wars against our mind about who we are. He tempts us with thoughts of failure, of not holding up our end of the bargain, of being too weak and that we are not trying hard enough. These thoughts lead us into religion and into the grips of Babylon, where daughters of the whore are birthed.

Rev 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

These promises are not made to the flesh but to the SEED, and when that SEED is in us we will trust, by His faith, in His power to protect us from the wiles of the Devil.

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

We are not wrestling aginst our flesh but against the wiles of the Devil, who tempts our flesh to eat of the forbidden fruit so that we can be gods independently and separately from The God. That fruit then sends us into the shame and exposes our nakedness, and that sets up the opportunity for the Devil to lure us into religion, to cover our own nakedness, that we think we have created, with fig leaves.

Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Gen 3:10  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Gen 3:11  And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

The promises are made to Christ and to Him alone. When He united to us as one flesh, we became beneficiaries of those promises because we keep them in Christ. We become those who sin not and who cannot sin. Below is the revelation of keeping the commandments, judgments and statutes when we are united as one in Christ.

1Jn 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
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.

Not only are we called the sons of God, we are called the sons of God NOW. Being united as one with God, and being a son of God tells us we are in the process of being purified, for God cannot sin, and if we are His offspring, united to Christ as His children, then we cannot sin when our purification is complete.

1Jn 3:3  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

But here is the caveat: "every man that hath THIS HOPE in him".. If you are still thinking there is something you must do to be a son of God, then you do not have the hope. If you still believe that there is something in your flesh that you must do to become a son then you are still accounted as unrighteous. These doctrines are unrighteousness because flesh and blood cannot perform a righteous act.

1Jn 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1Jn 3:5  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

We know that the law was given to show us we are sin in the flesh. We are sinful from creation. If you believe that the promises were made to Christ and not your flesh, then you have been begotten again, and are righteous. If you believe that you have to keep the law in the flesh you are still in unrighteousness and have not heard the gospel of Christ. This is where the devil sinned from the beginning, telling Adam and Eve that they could be as gods. He gave then a parable of the law in the fruit and when they ate of the law, they saw their nakedness.

1Jn 3:6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

If we abide in Christ, then we sin not. We are accounted as whole in the spirit. If we say we have not sinned in the flesh, we sin, and we lie and do not know the truth. If we say we can make ourselves sinless by keeping the law in the flesh we are still blinded and dead. The sin of thinking you can make yourself righteous before God in the flesh is the transgression of the law. However, if you have the Spirit of Christ in you, you know that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (Joh 6:63) and that you are purified in Christ's righteousness and not your own.

1Jn 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

"Let no man deceive you." The man of sin within me will listen to the lies of satan and think that there is something good in my flesh that can attain the righteous judgments of the law. This is SIN singular, not sins plural. This is the Satan Influenced Nature that tells me that I am holy by my own actions, that I can be a god independently and separately from the One and Only God. I am righteous because Christ has made me righteous. It is His created covering that covers my sins of the flesh, not my own making of a fig leaf.

Gen 3:21  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and THEY sewed fig leaves together, and made THEMSELVES aprons.

1Jn 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

"Doth not commit SIN" - singular, believe in his own righteousness. The Seed is in us, and we are created to know that all righteousness comes from Christ, and we are dead in trespasses and SINS-plural without him. "In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil."

My old man, who is the child of the devil, commits sins in the flesh, but my new man never commits sin - singular by trying to cover those sins of the flesh by works of the law. IN THIS are we manifested what we are, children of God or children of Satan. We are indeed both, but when the truth comes to us, the deeds of the flesh are covered by the covering of Christ.

Eze 16:8  Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

This covering is the righteousness of Christ, and that gives us the right to proclaim our sinlessness in the spirit. Our sins of the flesh are covered by the sacrifice of Christ, and we are now accounted as one with Him. We are now partakers of the covenants because we have kept the commandments, statutes and judgments in Christ, the Seed, to Whom the promises were made.

Gal 3:16  Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Gal 3:17  And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Gal 3:18  For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Let's read our verses again and read them as God the Father speaking to the Seed, to Whom the promises were made.

Deu 7:11  Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
Deu 7:12  Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
Deu 7:13  And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deu 7:14  Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
Deu 7:15  And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

The "THEE" is Christ. Whoever does not receive the promises through Christ but tries to come in some other way "hates His Brother" Christ and is dead in trespasses and sins of the flesh. His sins plural are not covered. The "Thee" is Christ, but the flesh is the "all" that hate Him. The flesh has sickness, disease, and is barren from producing fleshly children to Christ. The flesh is sin, and sin cannot enter the kingdom of God.

1Jn 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 

Mar 3:32  And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
Mar 3:33  And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
Mar 3:34  And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
Mar 3:35  For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

These promises are the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes in the fulfillment of the law in Christ. Those who believe in the fulfillment of the law in Christ are those who sin not. Those who do not believe in the fulfillment of the law in Christ are those who "doeth not righteousness" and hates his Brother.

Rom 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

The words "the end" of the law in this verse means "the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state".

G5056
τέλος
telos
tel'-os
From a primary word τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): - + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411.
Total KJV occurrences: 42

What the purpose of the law was set out to do has been accomplished in Christ. In that accomplishment the elect are whole and without sin. The promises are fulfilled, and we partake of those promises being in Christ, united as a man with a woman, the two being one member.

Eph 5:31  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

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