Deuteronomy – Part 1, “These Be The Words Which Moses Spake…”

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Deuteronomy 1:1 – Part 1

Deu 1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.

Moses means;

H4872
מֹשֶׁה
môsheh
mo-sheh’
From H4871; drawing out (of the water), that is, rescued; Mosheh, the Israelitish lawgiver: – Moses.
Total KJV occurrences: 766

And comes from the primitive root;

H4871
מָשָׁה
mâshâh
maw-shaw’
A primitive root; to pull out (literally or figuratively): – draw (out).
Total KJV occurrences: 3

Moses represents the law, and it is this law when applied inwardly that “draws out”, “pulls out”, what we really are in the flesh. So when we study this book, I pray God keeps our minds focused on the inward application and what it means to have a second reading of the law, to hear the words spoken the second time. Moses as a child was “pulled out” of the water by Egyptians, and Egypt represents our religious flesh. He was pulled out of the water to be used on the earth – represented by Israel. We know that ‘water’ represents the word of God.

Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

We are initially brought to the word of God by our flesh. God uses our flesh to nurture ourselves, to breast feed us on the milk of the fleshly thought of the word. The beautiful thing, for the elect in this life, is that nurturing from which God has predestined for us to learn.

Exo 2:5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
Exo 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
Exo 2:7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
Exo 2:8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
Exo 2:9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
Exo 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

We have to go through the Babylonian thought on what the word of God is, until God brings us out in an earthquake. We stay in ‘Egypt’ until we are willing to KILL our old man.

Exo 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Exo 2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

It takes this earth-shattering experience that God has planned to remove us from the rest of Babylon in us and outside us. It is when we are willing to die to the flesh that God then gives us our wilderness journey. It is in this wilderness journey that we begin to understand what we are. It takes the whole of the flesh, represented by the 40 years of Israel in the wilderness, until we are ready to have the law spoken to us a second time, before we descend into our promised land. This forty years is not literal to us – it is spiritual. It will take many years for some of us and few for others before they start seeing these things and ourselves as the man of sin. The forty years are symbolic, as is crossing the Jordan, they are parables in the real lives of these people. But these, their lives, these parables, were lived and then written FOR OUR ADMONITION.

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

The Elect of God, those who will be the Christ of Christ to the rest of the world, were predestined to be created in the times during which we each were so that after we are resurrected we would have crossed the Jordan. Our crossing the Jordan is our descension BACK into our world, as He who ascended first descended, so we who have been resurrected must descend back into our world to kill those who must be saved from death by going through and experiencing death. This is a spiritual death to self and all that we thought was good and wholesome about the flesh. The first reading of the law has a twofold plan from God. First, for the flesh to build the second beast, second, for the elect to be put to death, to see their lawless man of sin. God uses the law to puff up the beast, to make him grow to his full potential, until the light of truth comes and we are thrown into the lake of fire, which is the burning of God’s word into new man. It is the melting pot where the new man is created and the old man is killed. This is the process of crossing the Jordan.

Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

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.
2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

But back to Moses’ birthplace, Egypt. Egypt itself is a prophesy of the law being given to the Israelites, to become their taskmaster – the law would start out as something good, like the corn in Egypt, then turn and require more than they had to give. The law becomes a drought to the flesh, after it has rained abundantly, because as the dreams of Pharaoh, the drought the law brings will consume all the good that the law had brought.

Gen 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
Gen 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
Gen 41:3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.
Gen 41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
Gen 41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
Gen 41:6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
Gen 41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

Gen 41:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
Gen 41:18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
Gen 41:19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
Gen 41:20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
Gen 41:21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
Gen 41:22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
Gen 41:23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
Gen 41:24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
Gen 41:25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Gen 41:26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
Gen 41:27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
Gen 41:28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
Gen 41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
Gen 41:30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
Gen 41:31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.

All the plenty which we believe we get from the law will be consumed by it again once we see the word of God inwardly. All the corn of the fleshly law out of which we made our food will all be consumed by the truth. All our fleshly good works by the law will be consumed by the fire of God’s law when seen inwardly. All the fatted kine, which represent our sacrificial meat to God, will be consumed by the lean kine, which represent our crucifixion in Christ. Again, this explains why Moses could not cross the Jordan but Joshua did.

Our flesh cannot enter the kingdom of God, but those who “Jehovah saved”, which is what Joshua means, do cross the Jordan or enter the kingdom of God. Now that we have what Moses represents, where he was born (which is where we were ‘born’) in Egypt. Now that we know that we have to kill the flesh before we can enter the wilderness, we may then go on to see where Moses is while he gives this speech. Look at what Moses grew up having. This is us inwardly, raised by Pharaoh’s daughter, lived a life of ease. We are Moses, Pharaoh’s daughter is the Babylonian. We had all the spoils, all the fatted kine, all the fatted corn.

Now look at Moses, us, in this wilderness walk. We have murdered, we have left children, we are no longer living the life of religious ease, having our works by the law being seen as fatted kine and corn. Now we wander around in our religious wilderness with nothing to eat because our religious meat of the kine is gone, and the religious bread is gone, also the fatted corn. Once you see the word inwardly, it burns up all that you think is yours.

Gen 41:20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
Gen 41:21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

Gen 41:23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
Gen 41:24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

Our religious works are eaten up by the word of God when applied inwardly. While we are seeing this inwardly, we are in our wilderness journey on our way to the promised land if we hold steadfast the profession of our faith, not wavering back to religious works of the law.

Heb 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
Heb 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
Heb 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Heb 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
Heb 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Heb 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Heb 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
Heb 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Heb 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Heb 3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
Heb 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
Heb 3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Heb 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

So we see that they could not enter rest – THE PROMISED LAND – because they never believed God until the end. These people were our examples, their lives were lived for us to learn, they stopped believing that God would forgive them. The truth is that He will never leave us nor forsake us, for in doing so He would deny Himself. This is the message, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called to day”, exhort each other to keep striving, to keep walking toward the promised land while it is called today.

To keep encouraging each other to carry on, while it is today, we are not promised tomorrow, but today we can live as if it is our last. Not everyone that goes into the wilderness will make it to the promised land. I say it again, not all that enters the wilderness will make it … BECAUSE FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD, neither did the original Israelites that came out of Egypt enter the promised land, REST. They represented our flesh.

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Joh 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Joh 6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
Joh 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

These are the words of our wilderness journey, which includes suffering. To eat His flesh and to drink His blood is to deny the flesh, to walk in His footsteps as The LORD grants us the power to do so.

Joh 6:59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. (inside ourselves)
Joh 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
Joh 6:61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
Joh 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Joh 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

The flesh will die in the wilderness journey, and it will never enter God’s Rest. Moses, WE, must be buried in the land of our father the devil, Moab, the incestous son of his father. This is the purpose of our wilderness walk – to kill the old man and to leave him on the other side. He had a purpose, he was needed, but now it is time for him to die and to be buried. We are to forget him and leave him behind, and may The LORD grant us this privilege.

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