Deuteronomy – Deu 8:1-5 As a Man Chasteneth His Son, so the LORD thy God Chasteneth Thee

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Deuteronomy - Deu 8:1-5 As a Man Chasteneth His Son, so the LORD thy God Chasteneth Thee

Deu 8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
Deu 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Deu 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deu 8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Deu 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

In the end of Deuteronomy 7:25-26 we read that we were to burn all the graven images of the nations' gods of the nations we are entering. We were and are not to desire the silver and gold on the graven images "lest thou be snared". We were not to bring the abomination, the graven image of the nations' gods, into our house "lest thou be a cursed thing like it". Rather, we should utterly detest it, utterly abhor it because a graven image is a cursed thing. However, the graven image is the image we make of ourselves, and the gold and silver is our works with which we cover the image of ourselves. So to look back, or to think on or speak on, the things done in my flesh as a Babylonian is an abomination. The image that we portray to others by religion is the abomination to God because this image robs God of His glory in the image He has created of Himself in the man Jesus Christ.

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
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.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Christ is the image by which we worship God. This image is not an image made by hands but that which was made by God, Who is spirit. We cannot see spirit, but we have a natural example of that spirit. Just like the wind which cannot be seen, but the consequences of wind can be seen by the leaves being moved, dust floating in the sky and waves being moved. So, too, it is with God The Father. We cannot worship Him in the flesh because we are leaves and claim that we are the wind moving ourselves. We are moved by the Spirit, we do not move the spirit or cause the spirit to move. See how Christ explains Himself and us, who are of Him, born from above, by the wind, the Spirit.

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.
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 and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
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, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
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.

Nicodemus tells Christ that he knew Christ was from God because of the miracles, and Christ responded by telling him that he did not know what he thought he knew because he had not been born again, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God". Nicodemus had not been born again, therefore could not see and did not believe the things that Christ spoke, "If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"

What Nicodemus saw in miracles with his physical eyes is what Nicodemus thought made Christ Who Christ was, but the miracles only help blind the people further from the truth. They did not want to know what the gospel was, they wanted the loaves and fishes, they wanted miracles to see and then believe. Is this not what we do every day as humans? Is this not what we say, "We must see your works before we believe your words." I have condemned many a person to the fantasy of a literal burning hell in my mind when I was in Babylon because of their works. I had condemned myself to that same hell because of my own works, without hope of ever being saved from it. However, if what we see in the flesh makes our decision of life or death, then we are of all men most miserable. It is these very works by which I condemned myself, that God has formed in me to drag me to the knowledge of the truth. These works of the flesh are the very food that will be used to nourish my new man and all the world's new man as they are recreated in the fire of the lake of fire. What God uses to keep us from truth is religion, and religion always focuses on what it can see in the natural, an image of itself which we are told to destroy.

Luk 13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Luk 13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
Luk 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Luk 13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Luk 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Repent from what? What is Christ telling you and me to repent from, because these words are written to us? He is telling us to repent and turn from the ABOMINATION of the image we worship within ourselves.

Deu 7:26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Where is the holy place, and where is the house?

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

The abomination that causes desolation is seeing others, as the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate mingled with his sacrifices and the eighteen on which the tower of Siloam fell, as greater sinners than ourself. This is the abomination which causes God to bring upon us desolations, chastening us by these very thoughts. It is important for us to keep these commandments and to see that all are equally evil and created that way by their Creator for the purpose of recreating us into His image, Jesus Christ. What we call evil He calls good, and what we call good He calls evil. These things are the commandments which we are being commanded to observe today, for today is the day of salvation.

Isa 49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
Isa 49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
Isa 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Isa 49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

The desolation that the abomination causes is hopelessness, hunger, thirst, and slavery. When that abomination is revealed within me, I am set free from the bondage of my idol, my man of sin, and I am able to free others.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Observing the commandments, seeing the commandments is not done with literal eye sight but with spiritual eye sight. This is living, multiplying and possessing the land, which land we are. We are the very land that must be freed from the abomination that causes desolation. That abomination is self-glorification, self-righteousness by the judging of others in the flesh. When we judge others by their works of the flesh and condemn them, we have just pulled the sheet off the man of sin and exposed ourselves for who we really are. We think we are better than others because we don't do what they do or they don't do what we do.

Joh 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
Joh 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
Joh 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
Joh 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Joh 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
Joh 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
Joh 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

The judgments we give to others in our hearts and minds are the stones that we are casting. The acts of looking down our noses at others are the stones that crush others to death. With each stone we cast at them, God tells us;

Rom 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man (of sin), whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Rom 2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
Rom 2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Rom 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Rom 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Rom 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

It is to the shame of the man of sin within me that God so mercifully judges the man of sin within me. He judges me daily, hourly and minute by minute when I judge others according to the flesh. I must be reminded daily that it was these very things by which I judge others that God created within me to use to drag me to the knowledge of the truth. It is, was and will be by my desolations that I am dragged daily to the knowledge of the truth. It is by seeing that God is merciful and patient to me that I can be merciful and patient to them.

Isa 49:6 And now he says, "You are a very important servant to me. You must bring back to me the tribes of Jacob. You must bring back the people of Israel who are still alive. But I have something else for you to do that is even more important: I will make you a light for the other nations. You will show people all over the world the way to be saved." ERV

Jas 2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
Jas 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

We find this mercy in remembering all the ways that the LORD is merciful to us, daily showing us our man of sin and daily saying to us, as He said to the woman TAKEN in adultery, IN THE VERY ACT, "NEITHER DO I CONDEMN YOU, GO AND SIN NO MORE." We see that the woman taken in adultery was a parable of the Pharisees we are and shows us that by our religious, self-righteous doctrine we are taken in adultery against God, IN THE VERY ACT. The verses we are studying today are for us to see ourselves, looking back to what we were in our thoughts before God opened our eyes.

Deu 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

The Spirit asks me these questions when I read these verses, "Are you humbled?", "Do you judge others the way you wish to be judged by the law of liberty?", and "Do you see this as keeping the commandments of God"? "Or are you still acting as the man of sin, thinking you are sitting on the throne?" "Have you seen that you are the abomination that has caused the desolation of God to be poured out on your self-righteous man of sin"?

Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

It is in the full utter end of my man of sin, the abomination, that God has determined, predestined that we shall suffer. In this patience of knowing we are suffering the judgment of God now, in this eon, do we possess our souls.

Luk 21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: (within us)
Luk 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Luk 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
Luk 21:13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. [A testimony that is true, "Yes, I am all these things and more, but these things are what I was brought through by the determined end of my man of sin, by God to make me desolate. I do not deny what I am in the flesh, because to do so is to deny the gospel; that it was these very things which were written in my book did God use to recreate me. TO DENY MY SIN, AS WRITTEN IN MY BOOK, IS TO DENY GOD HIMSELF AND TO DENY CHRIST'S GOOD WORK IN ME, THIS, THIS IS THE GOSPEL!!!"]
Luk 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
Luk 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Luk 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Luk 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
Luk 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
Luk 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Deu 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deu 8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Deu 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

This is the gospel of Christ. This is keeping the commandments of God in Christ Jesus, my LORD. And if anyone bring any other doctrine other than this, and they will and have, receive them not into your spiritual house. Do not invite them into the temple of God, of which temple you are.

2Jn 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2Jn 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

God is returning the captivity of all mankind through us. We are the firstfruits which will drop seed into fertile ground that will bring forth a harvest. God had predestined this whole plan, and it is going exactly the way He has predetermined. We are the Servant because Christ was THE SERVANT, the first begotten from the dead. We are the first fruits from THE FIRST FRUIT. We are the seeds Christ carried in His Ark to be planted after the waters subsided.

Jer 2:3 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Gen 9:8 And God spake unto Noah (Christ), and to his sons with him (us), saying,
Gen 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Gen 9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
Gen 9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
Gen 9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

Christ planted in us, His Sons, the Seed of Himself that would populate the entire world. He planted in us His image, the Image which we are to worship, that all that we have ever gone through or will go through was predestined and formed by the Creator for the purpose of recreating the earth, of which earth we are. Christ is the God that created everything in each life that has ever lived. It has been written, that through these lives we are recreated into new creations that will bring forth glory to God.

Isa 49:6 And now he says, "You are a very important servant to me. You must bring back to me the tribes of Jacob. You must bring back the people of Israel who are still alive. But I have something else for you to do that is even more important: I will make you a light for the other nations. You will show people all over the world the way to be saved." (ERV)

This "I will make you a light for the other nations. You will show people all over the world the way to be saved" is the replenishing the earth that God commanded Noah, who was a parable of Christ, and His sons, a parable of us. This is keeping the commandments of God, observing to do all He has commanded. This is how we were humbled by sin, how we walked for forty years in Babylon, to show us how we worshipped ourselves, bowed down to ourselves, our own image, and it was to teach us that we live by every word that has been spoken by God as He reads our books out loud everyday.

Psa 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
Psa 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Psa 139:17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! ESV

Deu 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

Mat 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Christ showed us in this verse that even though we were hungry in the wilderness, the food we get is from the word of God. The word of God is the daily manna we are to feed from and not store up inside ourselves. Trying to remember what we should speak leads us to believe it is coming from us, and it will begin to rot and stink. Whatever knowledge we have, whatever scriptures we remember, comes from God Himself. We do not have a memory, we have what He has spoken for us to have, nothing more and nothing less.

Exo 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Exo 16:16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
Exo 16:17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
Exo 16:18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
Exo 16:19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
Exo 16:20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
Exo 16:21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

Manna is the parable of the word of God. It is the parable of us eating the flesh of Christ, which is the word of God (Joh 1:1). When in times past I memorized the word of God, it made me prideful because I thought it was coming from me, it began to show the worm I was and began to stink of self-righteousness. We get exactly what He has predestined we receive every day, none less, none more, all for the edifying of the body of Christ and for the growth of His body. When He sends trials our way to form us more into His image, the word we received the previous day melts away, and we are given new word, new mannna to carry us through this day. It is the principle we were told by Christ about worrying about yesterday and tomorrow.

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

May God continue to feed us daily His WORD, and may we continue to keep THIS commandment and so fulfill the will of God in Christ Jesus our LORD, Who reads our book daily. He keeps us from worshiping the idol of our heart, ourselves as God.

Eze 14:7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
Eze 14:8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

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