Deuteronomy – Deu 9:1-6 “Hear O Israel: Thou Art to Pass Over Jordan This Day, to go in to Possess Nations…”

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Deu 9:1-6 "Hear O Israel: Thou Art to Pass Over Jordan This Day, to go in to Possess Nations..."

Deu 9:1  Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven, 
Deu 9:2  A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak! 
Deu 9:3  Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee. 
Deu 9:4  Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee. 
Deu 9:5  Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 
Deu 9:6  Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people. 

Last week we learned that we were not to become high-minded and pompous because we have been called Elect. We learned that all sufficiency comes from God through the power of God in Christ Jesus. He is creating a new man inside us who is being created after His image. This image is an image of Himself, Who was made in the image of His Father.

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;
Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Col 1:21  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Col 1:22  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Col 1:23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

This image is being created in us. When literal Israel entered the promised land and conquered the inhabitants of the land, they were an allegory of Jesus Christ defeating the world as a whole. Now He is going through each and every border of our lands, individually, and defeating those inhabitants in our lands. We each represent a segment of the promised land, and in the end the promised land is the whole world itself being conquered. The 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes represents the entire world being brought under the power of Christ through His 12,000 of the tribes of Israel. The word "of" in the next few verses is also translated "out from among" or "from out among" (G1537). What these verses are telling us is that the elect are being chosen out from the world, and the world is represented by the nation of Israel as a whole. Then comes the end when all men are saved, the great multitude that no man can number.

Rev 7:3  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 
Rev 7:5  Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Ofthe tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:6  Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:7  Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Ofthe tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:8  Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Ofthe tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:9  After this (After what? The elect are sealed.) I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Rev 7:10  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Rev 7:11  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 7:12  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev 7:13  And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 
Rev 7:14  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 7:15  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
Rev 7:16  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
Rev 7:17  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Right now the LORD is conquering our lands within us, and each of our lives and those who have gone before us, represent a section of the land. Within that land are inhabitants which must be removed. While intimately fighting these inhabitants with hand-to-hand combat we learn who they are and how they are defeated. It is up close and personal. The reason this is taking place is so we can recognize those enemies in the lands we are going to conquer in the lake of fire, the lands of the great multitude.  This is what Christ meant when He said;

Mat 10:23  But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

We will have been battled hardened and able to defeat these same giants in the lands of others. Now, if you take these thoughts and see them in yourself and how the battle is won, you can give thanks to God for being your sword and shield.

1Ch 5:18  The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.

1Ch 12:8  And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

He becomes my sword and buckler, and He does so in wisdom and understanding. My battle weapon which is described as a sword and buckler is the word of God and the shield of faith. Through the word of God we are able to destroy the inhabitants in our land and at the same time deflect the arrows of the enemy by the buckler/shield of faith.

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.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Pro 2:1  My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Pro 2:2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Pro 2:3  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Pro 2:4  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Pro 2:5  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Pro 2:6  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Pro 2:7  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Pro 2:8  He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. 
Pro 2:9  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Pro 2:10  When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Pro 2:11  Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

The next few verses will tell us what the knowledge and wisdom of God keeps us from doing. This keeping us, is delivering the enemy into our hands, conquering the borders of our promise land individually and as a whole. The evil man is us, our own man of sin and the woman is the Babylonian church that has seduced us.

Pro 2:12  To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Pro 2:13  Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Pro 2:14  Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Pro 2:15  Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
Pro 2:16  To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Pro 2:17  Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
Pro 2:18  For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
Pro 2:19  None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Pro 2:20  That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
Pro 2:21  For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Pro 2:22  But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

This last verse where the wicked are cut off and rooted out is what is taking place daily within each of us. Each of us have a piece of the whole land, each of us possess a portion of the land that is to be conquered. When our portion is conquered and we draw our last breath in the flesh, our border has been conquered and the next Israelite portion of land is gone against. This is happening inwardly now in each of us. We each represent an Israelite, and we each represent a portion of the whole Israelite nation. When all our lands are conquered, then will come the end when we will squeeze out the last remaining inhabitants in the thousand-year reign. After that, we will be used to then defeat the entire land as a whole, the entire world's population that has ever lived, in the lake of fire, the great multitude.  We will have become battled hardened, know what and where the enemy hides and how he wars. We will then defeat all nations of people and tongues that have ever lived, and the land will have been purged from all sin. Then...

1Co 15:24  ...cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Co 15:25  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Co 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Take all these scriptures and thoughts and remember our verses today.

Deu 9:1  Hear, O Israel [you and me]: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day [today is the day of salvation from the enemy of the day], to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
Deu 9:2  A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak! [Rev 13:4]

It is important to know who the Anakims are and who they represent. This verse says we already know them. The word is H6062 - descendant of Anak, which comes from H6061 - Anak, which comes from H6060 - a necklace (as if strangling)-chain, and which comes from the primitive root H6059 - to choke. Why is this important to know? Because the enemy is not a beastly hairy creature with long fangs and horns lurking in the shadows. The enemy is the cares of this world our flesh lusts after, being deceived into thinking we have control over our own lives.

Mat 13:22  He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Deu 9:3  Understand therefore this day [again-every day is 'the' day], that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire [which we are being made] he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Deu 9:4  Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
Deu 9:5  Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deu 9:6  Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

The correlation between the literal Israelites going into the promised land and conquering the inhabitants and the 12,000 sealed from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel, who conquer the entire world, the great multitude, is too obvious. Why are we sent into our own lands, and why must our own lands be defeated? Due to the wickedness of the people of our lands, they must be defeated. Take that same principle and see it in the literal world. Why are the 144,000 sent into the world? Because the world lies in wickness.

1Jn 5:18  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
1Jn 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
1Jn 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
1Jn 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

The whole world lies in the wickedness of worshipping themselves - "keep yourself from idols". Our whole world has lain in wickedness, but the LORD has conquered our lands for His people to inhabit. As I said earlier, each of our lives are portions of the promised land. Each life is a border, a space of time in the space of land that we occupy for the purpose of conquering it for the great multitude to occupy.

The only ones from the literal nation of Israel who were allowed to do battle in the literal promised land were those from twenty years old and upwards. All of the rest of the people, the women, children, elderly and lame did not war. These people represent the great multitude. The families support the warriors, as we are supported from Babylon in all the LORD used them to do, such as all the academic work they have done.  There was a comparison of the 144,000 we talked about earlier in the book of Numbers. So many were taken out of each tribe who were able to go to war; men twenty years old and upwards, a total of 603,550.

Num 1:2  Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;
Num 1:3  From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.
Num 1:4  And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

Num 1:46  Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

The number 6 represents mankind (multiplied 10x10x10x10x10=100,000) going through the process of judgment (3), and witnessed by the number 55, by grace through faith-completion repeated 5 times, 603,550. This is the same idea as the number 144,000, the unity in the witness of the completion of the creation of all mankind through these 144,000, the land of all mankind being conquered by these.

Our study today is a reminder of last week's study, "pray we never forget" from where we have come and from where we are going and mainly the power behind both. May God be merciful to us and never remove His Word from us, for His Word, Jesus Christ, represents God to us.

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.

We were who we were because He created us that way. We are who we are now because He is recreating us this way, and we will be who we will be because He has created us to become that way also. All power to be or not to be comes from the Creator, of Whom, we are NOT. This last thought is the core of where the battle lies.

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
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.

The woman represents Babylon, and it tells us here that she saw the fruit was good, it was pleasant to the eyes, when she saw it was a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took the fruit and gave it to Adam. The results of us seeing the fruit as making US WISE, good for food and pleasant to the eyes, is slavery.

Psa 137:1  By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Psa 137:2  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
Psa 137:3  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 
Psa 137:4  How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
Psa 137:5  If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
Psa 137:6  If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Psa 137:7  Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
Psa 137:8  O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
Psa 137:9  Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Seeing the fruit of our life as being from us, one to make US wise independent from our Creator, to feed us from our own well, as though we had a well separate from our Creator from which to drink, is the greatest slavery we can know. To think of anything as being from us as an individual, separate from our Creator is the greatest deception from our Creator through Satan that has ever existed.

Jer 4:10  Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

Jer 20:7  O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

The following verses with which we will end this study are speaking to us, the 144,000 if you can receive it. Each description in each verse is speaking to you and to me. We are Jerusalem, we are Judah, and we are the sottish children. We must be decimated from all thoughts of individuality, of independence from God, and from seeing ourselves as gods independent and separate from the true God. We being gods comes from knowing that all knowledge and wisdom comes from the God. We must become "the man" that has to be judged to completion through the witness of grace through faith. We must become the 603,550 who enter the promised land first, to fight the inhabitants. Instead of us eating the pleasant fruit which makes us see ourselves in a distorted light, we eat the fruit of bitterness, of judgment on our man of sin. It is bitter to my stomach, my desires, but it is sweet to my taste, for it exalts the Creator as King of kings and LORD of lords.

We must rid those lands of all the cities they have built with gates up to heaven. Those gates have closed our minds with the idea of free will and free moral agency. Praise God for all that He has done in us and for us, in creating us as we were, are and will be. The land will be conquered, but we must ask God to never let us lean to our own understanding.

Jer 4:1  If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.
Jer 4:2  And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
Jer 4:3  For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
Jer 4:4  Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Jer 4:5  Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. 
Jer 4:6  Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.
Jer 4:7  The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Jer 4:8  For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us. 
Jer 4:9  And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.
Jer 4:10  Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.
Jer 4:11  At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
Jer 4:12  Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. 
Jer 4:13  Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. 
Jer 4:14  O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Jer 4:15  For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.
Jer 4:16  Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.
Jer 4:17  As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.
Jer 4:18  Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.
Jer 4:19  My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Jer 4:20  Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. 
Jer 4:21  How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
Jer 4:22  For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Jer 4:23  I beheld the earth[the "my people" from the above verse], and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 
Jer 4:24  I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
Jer 4:25  I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
Jer 4:26  I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
Jer 4:27  For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
Jer 4:28  For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.
Jer 4:29  The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. 
Jer 4:30  And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. 
Jer 4:31  For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers. 

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