Deuteronomy – Deu 8:7-9 What is in the Good Land?

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Deuteronomy - Deu 8:7-9 What is in the Good Land?

Deu 8:7  For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
Deu 8:8  A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
Deu 8:9  A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

Last week we covered what Christ meant by Deuteronomy 8:6 and how we were to keep His commandments and receive it spiritually.

Deu 8:6  Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

From this knowledge He brings us into the blessings of Him moving us to keep His commandments, walk in His way and fear Him. Those blessings are todays topic from these verses above. Today, LORD willing, we will see what the good land contains, where the good land is and who lives in the good land, now.

Jer 22:29  O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

This word "earth" is Strong's H776 and the word "land" in Deuteronomy 8:7 is also H776. We know from scripture that we are the land, the earth, and that Christ is the "good" earth or land we are possessing. Because He took on flesh and blood just like we have, had desires of the flesh, just like we do, then what makes His land good and ours evil? His land never gave into the thorns that tried to grow. He resisted sin unto death because He had a full measure of the Spirit of His Father. His flesh lusted just as we do, but His lust never CONCEIVED, it never took the lust and desire for sin into His heart. This is the "good land" we are receiving from Him.

Jas 1:13  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
Jas 1:14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas 1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Do you see that lust has to be conceived, as a woman's egg in her uterus must conceive man's seed to have a child, so must lust conceive the sin desired. We can lust and not conceive as Christ did, and that is what He is teaching us now. We can see other people's houses and see them as beautiful or their cars as nice but stop there. However, we can also see people's property and then take that thought and turn it into a conception of sin by desiring things to the point of sin. We live in the land we are conquering, the promised land, and what we are conquering is sin, the offspring of lust. The literal people of the land are symbolism of sin in the promised land we are inheriting. Our lives are the borders of that portion of the promised land that we are inheriting which must be eradicated of sin. This sin, symbolized by people, was born in the land, yet must be killed and removed to cleanse the promised land.

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Our land from birth has been inhabited by the seven nations. These seven nations have planted, watered, and cultivated, and we are here to harvest their labors. We harvest their labors by partaking of the fruit of their land. What is the fruit of their land?

Judgment is the fruit of the land of my flesh, and judgment is the wine that we are to partake. Where does wine come from? Grapes.

Num 13:23  And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
Num 13:24  The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.

Where did these grapes that they brought back come from, where did they originate?

Gen 9:20  And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

These grape seeds originated from the land which existed BEFORE the flood. These seeds are what originally grew in my earth from the beginning, before I was flooded by the water of the word in Babylon.

Rev 12:15  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev 12:16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

That seed was planted in my earth and the nations in me, that orginated from the first Adam, planted them, cultivated them, and my new man now gets to enjoy them...IN JUDGMENT!!! Christ in me is teaching me judgment by the very seed He planted in me from creation, and that seed is the seed of the serpent - sin. "I God create good, and I GOD CREATE EVIL" - Isa 45:7.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Wine is made from grapes in a process called fermentation. After the grapes are mashed and the juices come out, it is then put into a vat where it begins to create pressure. It begins to swell like a woman's belly in pregnancy. This process allows the sugar in the grape juice to burn, causing fermentation, and this is where the grape juice sugars turn into alcohol, and from the alcohol we can get drunk. While in our own land we have planted billions of seeds of grapes from birth, they have come to full age to be picked and this is the reason why we get to be judged. This judgment process is where we learn Who God is and why He made us the way He did. It is where we learn good and evil.

This is only done by the elect. Only the elect can drink of the wine of God's wrath in this eon, because only the elect are judged in this eon (aion - age). After we have drunk to the full, we will then begin the same mashing process of the world's sin in the 1000-year reign and later teach those in the lake of fire to drink of their own judgment and learn Who Christ is and Who God is in His Son. This process is what we are going through now and is called "possessing the promised land". The promised land that is filled with all these good things, "a land flowing with milk and honey", is where we learn to feed on the milk of the word. It leads us to judgment, which, after we eat, is sweet as honey in our mouth but bitter in our belly to the old man, like wine.

Rev 10:1  And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
Rev 10:2  And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth [right foot on the sea of humanity, left foot on the elect who rise from the sea, rise in the first judgment as the cursed - Mat 25:33, we have to be goats before sheep],
Rev 10:3  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Rev 10:4  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not [Seal them up like a vat is sealed up to ferment the wine].
Rev 10:5  And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
Rev 10:6  And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Rev 10:7  But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. *** [Jos 6:1-5 - the knowledge of sin will be revealed when the seventh angel sounds, then judgement]
Rev 10:8  And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Rev 10:9  And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Rev 10:10  And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Rev 10:11  And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

The little book is swallowed, seeing our lives now for the first time and sealed up in our belly, where lusts originate. It ferments in our belly, our lusts, until we vomit it up after drinking too much and the judgment of God pours out of our stomach like the Israelites pouring into Jericho. It is through this judgment process we learn righteousness. The truth is sweet in our mouth, but once it reaches our belly, our true desires and lust, it becomes bitter and causes us to vomit up all that we thought we were. This process is possessing the promised land. We are called grapes in scripture,

Hos 9:10  I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.

We know that wine comes from grapes. First, the grapes must be mashed so that the juice of the grape is released. This mashing process is called "treading out" in scripture. Treading is where the grapes are put into a large container and people walk on the grapes, using their feet to "tread" the grapes down and thereby smashing the juice out of the grapes like a winepress. The winepress that holds the grapes has an outlet at the bottom where the juice from the grapes runs out into a larger container which catches the grape juice. The grape juice is then strained and put into a container so it can ferment. Once the fermenting process is done the sugars in the juice have turned to alcohol, and wine is the result.

So, our lives, as grapes, are for the purpose of being trodden down, mashed to juice, allowed to ferment, and then made to drink of our very own wine; bitterness. In our mouth the sweet wine tastes good, but once it has hit our belly, it becomes bitter. Take this concept that we are going through and see how God will use us to tread the grapes of the world, mash them into juice, ferment them into wine and then fill their cup with the judgment of God. We are going through it now, in this eon (Greek: aion), for the purpose of doing it to them in the lake of fire.

Rev 14:14  And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Rev 14:15  And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe [the first resurrection, no mention of clusters, this is the first fruits].
Rev 14:16  And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. [the Elect]
Rev 14:17  And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle [This is the second resurrection].
Rev 14:18  And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
Rev 14:19  And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 
Rev 14:20  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs [Isa 43:15-17 horse's power, Furlongs - G4712- a race, race course, which means to the designated pre-planned end).

People are the grapes and we are the winepress that is the instrument used to squeeze the truth out of them by showing them who they were, are and will be. Blood and grape juice are symbols of each other as we can see from verse 20 above. When Christ drank of the cup, He drank of the cup of the wrath of God up to a "furlong", to the point predestined. He drank judgment for the world.

Mat 26:26  And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
Mat 26:27  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Mat 26:29  But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

There is so much symbolism in those four verses that our minds cannot contain them. It is good that the Spirit of God can and can translate them for us. The cup is the cup of judgment, the juice is the result of the treading out of the grapes, which means Christ is drinking that cup for us. He took the cup and GAVE THANKS for the cup of judgment. That in itself is huge, that He thanked God for the judgment He was about to receive.

Then, He hands the cup to us and says "DRINK YE ALL OF IT". He took a drink of it, we fill up on the rest of it and it is sweet in our mouth and bitter in our stomach. His body drinks the rest of the cup, we fill up that which is left behind in the cup of the afflictions of Christ in our flesh for the body's sake, which is the church.

Mat 20:22  But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
Mat 20:23  And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Col 1:24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Then He says about the cup, "For this is my blood of the new testament." This cup of judgment which He drank is the cup of suffering for the sins of the elect and the cup of suffering for the world in the lake of fire. The suffering of which we must partake as the body of Christ, is for the purpose of filling up the rest of the suffering of judgment left in the cup. Thus, Christ will use His body to bring the rest of mankind to the knowledge of truth through them suffering the judgment of God in the lake of fire.

Isa 26:7  The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
Isa 26:8  Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
Isa 26:9  With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

As the body of Christ, we must suffer the judgment of God now on our flesh. We must be trodden under foot, now, squeezed of all the sins in us, now, so that in the thousand-year reign, after all the elect have been resurrected (the first sickle, first harvest), we can come together with the rest of the body of Christ, who are currently asleep, and be united as one body. This thousand years will be a time when all we have learned, and all they have learned will be united together to make the whole. This whole will then be the wine press which will press out the wine from the judgment of God on the rest of mankind.

The thousand years is that pressing time, to press out the last remaining juice of the grapes that will run into the vat, the lake of fire. Just like the streams running off the mountains into a lake to fill it up, which mountains stand for judgment,(Exo 24:12), so the juice from the treading will run into the lake of fire where all mankind will be judged and saved from death. This whole process is symbolized by the literal Israelites taking the cluster of grapes and seeing them as a witness of the sin of the land. The Israelites taking over the land is a symbol of the elect treading out and conquering all of the world in the thousand-year reign, and treading out the last of the sins of mankind and making them wine for the lake. Again, let's read Revelation 14;

Rev 14:18  And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
Rev 14:19  And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 
Rev 14:20  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

The gathering of the grapes is the gathering in of the last of sin in the flesh, filling up the cup.

Rev 18:1  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Rev 18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 18:5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Rev 18:6  Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

This whole study and all that it contains is what Deuteronomy 8:7-9 is all about. For in this conquering of the nations is the judgment of God within us now and the judgment of the world in the lake of fire. The promised land IS CHRIST, for in knowing Christ we know His Father. Judgment of our land now IS THE GREATEST BLESSING AND PROMISE WE COULD EVER RECEIVE. Unless we are judged, we cannot know Christ and His Father. He washes our feet by judgment, and without that judgment we cannot be part of Him.

Joh 13:3  Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
Joh 13:4  He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
Joh 13:5  After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Joh 13:6  Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
Joh 13:7  Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Joh 13:8  Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
Joh 13:9  Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
Joh 13:10  Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
Joh 13:11  For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
Joh 13:12  So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Joh 13:13  Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
Joh 13:14  If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
Joh 13:15  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Joh 13:16  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

Our feet must be clean before we start stomping grapes. We cannot get into the press and become the pressers unless our feet have been washed first. This means that during our life in this eon, He will stomp all the sin out of us to make us a good acceptable wine to others. We will be the new wine. We are first put through the winepress of Christ to be purified, and then we are used to put the rest of mankind through the winepress.

Joh 2:10  And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

Deu 8:7  For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
Deu 8:8  A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
Deu 8:9  A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

All of these promises about what we can obtain in the promise land come through judgement. We see it in the flesh as if they just walked through the land picking big grapes. This is not true. They fought every inch of the way, every step was a step of war on the people of the land. If we are given to see this inwardly now , we will possess Christ, our promise land. It is time of judgement and that is the most beautiful thing a man can ever receive. May God be merciful to us in this eon and judge us, and tread out every ounce of sin in us, that we may be an acceptable drink offering to Him.

1Pe 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

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