Deuteronomy – Deu 12:29-32 “You are Going to Take Your Land From Other People”

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You are Going to Take Your Land From Other People

Deu 12:29 "You are going to take your land from other people. The LORD your God will destroy these people for you. You will force them out of that land, and then you will live there.
Deu 12:30 But be careful that you don't fall into the same trap they did! Don't go to their false gods for help. Don't say to yourself, 'They worshiped these gods, so I will worship them too.'
Deu 12:31 Don't do that to the LORD your God! These people do all kinds of bad things that the LORD hates. They even burn their children as sacrifices to their gods!
Deu 12:32 "You must be careful to do everything I command you. Don't add anything to what I tell you, and don't take anything away. (ERV)

"You are going to take your land from other people." We have learned from many studies that those people are not the people 'out there' in the world. These people are within us. They are the many people God the Father had predestined to build up the land we were BEFORE we were dragged to the knowledge of truth in Jesus Christ. Before we were dragged to the knowledge of truth we had built our lives, which represent the land, in a way that suited our many people within us. We shaped our land from things that offended our appearance to other people. We rid our land of all things that made our lives hard, and we did so to make a good life for our people. I have often told you all how I grew up watching westerns. I saw them as people I wanted to shape my land after. I consciously walked the way they walked, talked the way they talked and so on as a child. That false persona gradually formed my land as an adult. Then as I added old country and western music, the land began to take on more of a shape. Everything I did I gave credit to my gods I had placed upon every high mountain, every hill and under every green tree. The mountain that displayed my gods were the tough things in life that I felt I had achieved as a man. I gave credit to all I had attained to my image. I felt I had accomplished everything I did because I had followed the creed of my gods, similar to the one from a John Wayne movie called "The Shootist".

“I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”

Now, obviously I did not see them as, or call them gods, but in fact that is what they were. No matter what hard thing I accomplished, I gave credit to myself, and that "self" was formed after the image of my gods, so I was giving credit to my gods. Recently I watched a survival show where this woman was put through 21 days of survival with no tools. Everything she ate she had to find or kill, and everything had to be made, like fire and housing from nothing. After the 21 days were over and she had completed the days required, she cried and said, "I am so proud of myself because of what I had accomplished, and no one can take that from me." I turned to Lynn and said, "In the lake of fire God will take your so-called accomplishment from her, because He will show her it was He Who gave her everything it took to accomplish what she thought she had done."

"You are going to take your land from other people. The LORD your God will destroy these people for you. You will force them out of that land, and then you will live there."

This verse must be seen inwardly. We must see this scripture, along with all scripture, inwardly. The land is our bodies, the people are housed in our minds and hearts, and from it, our hearts and minds, they must be forced out. We are going to read two quick chapters without breaks, and you will see how we are drawn back to worshiping ourselves and others as gods. Our nature which Christ created is so perfectly made to be drawn to worship something. It has no strength not to worship something, and that something is always self. In a myriad of different ways, the things we worship scripture calls gods.

"And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's. (1Co 2-3)

Every one of us is easily swayed to follow others. We all have a sinful nature that would rather pick up a book and read about the Bible than just read the Bible itself and believe that God speaks to us. He speaks to us to reveal Himself to us, but we are so enslaved to the people of our lands that we are swayed from one doctrine to another by these people who have formed our land. No wonder it takes a lifetime to remove these people from our land. We just read in 1 Corinthians 2:11 that it is by the spirit of the man in us we know the man. All we have to do is look into our past, and it will tell us about who we are inwardly. All I need to do is to see what I am in the Light of Who Christ is. In and of myself I am nothing. Left to myself I will be consumed by the people of my land and continue to follow them. When I was in Egypt, the people of my land followed the Egyptian gods. When I was captured and sent to Babylon, the people of my land just put on Babylonian clothes. They didn't die out, no, they actually got stronger. They masqueraded as something they were not just like the people of the land Israel was supposed to destroy, but allowed to live with them.

Exo 34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
Exo 34:11 Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
Exo 34:12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
Exo 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
Exo 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Exo 34:15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
Exo 34:16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Jos 17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
Jos 17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.

We make peace with our sin. We make excuses for why we are what we are, and we use scripture to justify our sin. We clothe our sin in false humility and twist scripture to justify what we are doing. When I was captured by the so-called "Reformed" doctrine, I used the phrase, "God knows I am just flesh; He knows I am weak." I used that phrase to justify whatever I was doing wrong. I also would say, "God predestined this sin, therefore I am free from the guilt of it." I had no humility, no eyes to see that the sin was the punishment. When we are given over to sin, to follow the people of our land, it is because we are making peace with them. We are to fight daily against them until they draw their last breath, which is the death of the flesh. When our flesh has stopped breathing, our heart has stopped pumping, then and only then, have we won the battle over the people of our land.

1Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The enemy is the enemy of righteousness. He hates Christ, he despises giving Christ all the glory.

Act 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:
Act 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
Act 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
Act 13:9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
Act 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

The people of our land are this "Elymas", whose name means "wise man"- G1681- Thayer. The flesh believes that it knows what is best for itself and needs not ask God for direction. The people of our land worship other gods, other doctrines that are based on what we believe we have taught ourselves and how we become "wise men". This is what we must fight daily. This is the urge which must be cast down.

2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2Co 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

It is easy to to tell a Canaanite from an Israelite. The Israelite will not take glory in anything he has done, and the Canaanite will attempt, subtly, to share the glory with God. You can hear it in your voice to others, you can see it in your judgment of others. He is subtle, he is meek, he is wise as a serpent. He tells you all the good things about yourself, puffs you up, and then he, through flattering words, eases you into giving yourself the credit he has deceived you into believing you deserve. A Canaanite is easy to spot because he is always telling you what a good person you are, and telling you all your good qualities. This spirit is the spirit of anti-Christ. It is exactly that; ANTI-CHRIST and pro-flesh. It agrees that God is sovereign, and then caps it off with, "But you have freewill."

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

All "the glory of them." You shall be glorified if you only admit you have freewill. In claiming freewill, you are worshiping Satan, you have given him his desire.

Joh 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Joh 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
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.

What was it that identified them as being children of the Devil, Canaanites?

Joh 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Joh 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Joh 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

They did not, could not, see themselves as being sin. They gave all glory to their free will, and that free will made them servants of sin and therefore children of the Devil. This back and forth is not about the Pharisees; it's about us. We are those Pharisees. We are the ones arguing for our rights as Abraham's seed. A few years back I made the statement, "Our greatest enemy is ourselves" and a person piped up and said what I said was wrong because it says we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities.

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.

My point was that the person you see in the mirror is the child of the devil and hence is prodded and poked by doctrines of the devil. Satan wants us to worship ourselves. He wants us to claim free will, for in doing so we are worshiping him. The glory of the world will be yours if you only fall down and worship him by claiming free will. My flesh does not have a will of its own. I don't wrestle with the literal flesh, but with the carnal mind that governs this flesh. My flesh and your flesh are born with the doctrines of the devil in it, it is from conception, sin.

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

The flesh gives birth to more flesh, it desires an image of itself, not an image of God. We don't have children so we can have an image of God, do we? We have children because we want to carry on OUR IMAGE, not knowing that image is only going to worship itself and thereby Satan. When God made the statement about Adam...

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

...He was prophesying of Christ, not the literal man, Adam. Adam sinned, Christ did not. The second Adam was made in the image of God for He knew that whatever He did, He did by the will of His Father.

Joh 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
Joh 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

Joh 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

When Christ is formed in us, we take on this same mind, the mind of Christ. Our works are not our works. Our words are not our words.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works , lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

"Not of works" or the will of man, the flesh. Not from freewill decisions, but from the will of God.

Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

There is no greater peace than to know that we are of God and that Christ lives in us. No peace is greater than knowing that He Who has begun a work in us will continue that work unto the day of Jesus Christ, which is when this flesh has taken its last carnal breath. We must be careful to maintain good works and those good works are founded on this one principle: all that have been, all that we are, and all that we will be is from our Creator. If that doctrine is deeply founded in us by God, then no weapon formed against us by our enemy shall prosper.

Isa 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

We will set at a table in the presence of the enemies of our land with our HEAD, Christ, anointed with the Spirit-oil, and our cup will run over. We will walk through the valley of death while in the flesh and yet fear no evil, for we will know Christ is with us. His rod to the back of our flesh comforts us in that we are chastened of the LORD because we are His children.

Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

His staff, the Spirit of God, will guide me all of my days in this flesh.

Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Joh 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

In the end we will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever (1Co 3:16).

Psa 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psa 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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