Deuteronomy – Deu 16:1-8 We Must Die Daily to Our Carnal Mind by Eating the Bread of Affliction

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Deu 16:1-8 We Must Die Daily to our Carnal Mind Through the Bread of Affliction

[Study Aired May 22, 2020]

Deu 16:1  Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. 
Deu 16:2  Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there. 
Deu 16:3  Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. 
Deu 16:4  And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. 
Deu 16:5  Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee: 
Deu 16:6  But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. 
Deu 16:7  And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. 
Deu 16:8  Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein. 

Last week we covered how we are to observe the new young tender church, which is the bride of Christ. We saw that this new church is brought forth in the night, and she is the reflective light of her Husband, Christ. We also saw that the passover which we are to observe in this new church shows us the LORD is passing over our new man and is killing the old man, which is the first born, Babylon, typified by living in the land of Egypt. As always we see that this is an inward application, and we must see ourselves as Christ, and the blood on the door post is ours from the sacrifice of self. The sacrifice of the passover is Christ, without blemish, and it is regarding Him dying on the cross for our sins and freeing us from everlasting death, typified by the death angel.

Gal 1:4  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

The act of dying daily applies to us personally, inwardly, every day, all day. “Dying, you shall die” is how it reads in the literal translation (LITV). We must die to the spiritually dead carnal man within us who thinks he is alive by his own acts of religion. We are already dead spiritually, but the new man dies daily to the ways of the spiritually dead man. His thoughts on life and God are from the spiritually dead, and his interaction with his own kind comes from that point of view. However, if we are “quickened” then we begin to see things in the light of Christ and stop seeing the way the dead see it, and we will on a daily basis die to the dying.

Gen 2:17  but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, dying you shall die. (LITV)
Rom 8:6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Christ’s death starts that process in us because we are resurrected in Him, and we begin to see why He died. We cannot appreciate His death if we don’t see that we were dead in trespasses and sins.

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Christ is the perfect sacrifice and typifies the passover in regard to our sins. We could not die for ourselves at the time because we were already dead in trespasses and sins. A dead man can’t die, but once we were quickened by the death and resurrection of Christ, our spotless Lamb, we can then see. We can now see why He died for us and that we were helpless and dead to any truth of what we were and Who God is. Listen to these five verses.

1Co 15:36  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Col 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

1Pe 3:18  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

The first four verses are all in the present tense, “except it die”, “who were dead”, “when we were dead”, “being dead”, but the last verse referring to Christ is in the perfect tense. We are presently being put to death, and we are presently being resurrected in Christ. Both the death of the lamb and the death of the first born are happening in the present tense. Not 2000 years ago, but presently, we are now being quickened, or made alive, resurrected perfectly. It’s daily because daily we are being shown who we are and Who Christ is. As we learned last week, we must die as the first born Egyptian and the blood of the perfect lamb put on the door post of our heart, daily.

Now, let me say this. An unblemished lamb in the negative means that the lamb is unblemished by “good”. It is as good an evil as it can be. In the beginning when God created all the animals and beasts, He created the serpent in the garden, and on the sixth day He saw all that He had made and said:

Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Even the serpent was perfectly made a serpent, unblemished from good in himself. For something to be totally evil it has to be unblemished from any good, and the serpent was unblemished in his evil from good. It is a blemish to his evil to be stained by good. Mankind was created evil, and there is no blemish of good in him.

Mar 10:18  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Why couldn’t they hear His words? Because, as with all of mankind, they were created a very good sinning machine. They were of their father, the devil, who was created a liar from the beginning, not able to abide in truth because he was created a very good sinning machine unblemished from his evil by good.

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.

In the flesh, we are the first born, a perfect unspotted lamb of evil that cannot abide in the truth. We lie, cheat and steal because we are created after the image of our father in the flesh, who from the beginning was a murderer. There is NO TRUTH IN US because we only know how to lie. We lie because we speak of our own goodness when there is no goodness in us. We do not – CANNOT – see that all we are is evil from natural birth. we are being presently made alive by our death. If we are not seeing the core of our unblemished from good lamb, then we are still dead in trespasses and sins. I have told you all several times that I was baptised three times, recommitted my life to Christ untold times and still had no idea of who I was. I was not being saved, I was running from hell. I did not wake up one day and say, “I love Jesus and I am a sinner.” I had been dragged to the Babylonian church because I was told I was going to hell, and I wanted to escape it. I knew early in life I was an evil little miscreant. I knew that what came hard to others was natural to me, but I never knew I was created evil. I was told I was making myself evil by the deeds I was doing. That’s a lie also. My deeds testified of who and what I was created and I was and am, if left to myself, a “very good” child of the devil, unblemished by goodness.

What we call evil God sees as good, and what we call good God calls evil. We are “like a lamb” with two horns in our own eyes, but we speak as a dragon. How does a dragon speak? He speaks of his own works.

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.

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.

The devil is a murderer from the beginning of his creation because he kills all that he sees as good. Good is evil to him, and evil is good. This is why all religions are a lie, because all religions that have ever been start off with a lie, “You have freewill and you make yourself evil or you make yourself good” and “God created us good and we corrupted ourselves.” These are from the origins of our father the devil, who lied to our Babylonian mother and told her she was a god independent from the God.

Luk 18:19  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

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.

He told her she had good in her, and that was a lie. We cannot know what good is unless we are good. Vice versa, we cannot know what evil is unless we are evil. As does all of mankind, created good sinning machines, we lie, cheat and steal from God to make ourselves righteous before others, and they do the same to us. We all know it’s a lie, but we cannot help ourselves from trying to pretend we’re not as messed up as we really are to put on a good front before our neighbors. However, if we are called and chosen to be the first born and the lamb in this life, then we come to know who we are in the flesh and who we are in Christ.

1Co 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

In Deuteronomy 16:3 it says “thou”, but we are the “thou” it is speaking of that shall eat the unleavened bread of affliction for seven symbolic days, seven being the completion of judgment of the days of our lives in the flesh. This eating of the unleavened bread is not a literal seven days to those who know the truth but a complete life of “unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” of the judgment of who we are in the flesh and who we are in The Christ. Seven symbolizes the complete judgment of the flesh, seeing ourselves in the true light of Christ in comparison to the true light of who we are in the flesh. See the study on the study of the number seven is here.

Christ is the living bread that gives us light and nourishment to the truth.

Joh 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Joh 6:52  The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
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.

We need not eat from the fruit of Babylon anymore. Our mother’s fruit is the fruit of lies, given to her by the serpent who told her she could eat whatever she wanted and never die. Her whole bread is taken from her within me, when I am given to see the truth of who and what I am and who and what she represents. We are Jerusalem and Judah, if we are created to be Jerusalem and Judah.

Isa 3:1  For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, [Everything I thought I knew is gone, everything I thought I knew was a lie.]
Isa 3:2  The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Isa 3:3  The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
Isa 3:4  And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

I was told shortly after my supposed conversion that I could save souls for Jesus and that I had the truth. All I needed to do was to go out and tell them. How many stories have you heard of how people were saved in some miraculous way and went out saving souls, not knowing ANYTHING AT ALL, babies ruling over princes? Babylon in us loves this doctrine because it tells us we are in the fullness as soon as we are so-called born again. It tells us that as soon as you come up out of the water you know it all. Don’t read the old testament, just the new, and you are an evangelist for Jesus! I wonder what happened to Apostle Paul, because he disappeared for years, and there no record. All we know is he went to Arabia (Gal 1:17-18).

Isa 3:5  And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. 
Isa 3:6  When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
Isa 3:7  In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
Isa 3:8  For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
Isa 3:9  The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Isa 3:10  Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Isa 3:11  Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Isa 3:12  As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Isa 3:13  The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
Isa 3:14  The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
Isa 3:15  What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Isa 3:16  Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Isa 3:17  Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
Isa 3:18  In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
Isa 3:19  The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
Isa 3:20  The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
Isa 3:21  The rings, and nose jewels,
Isa 3:22  The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
Isa 3:23  The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
Isa 3:24  And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
Isa 3:25  Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
Isa 3:26  And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

This chapter just described the killing of the first born of Egypt and the applying of the blood on the door post. It also applies to the eating of unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. To see ourselves as this chapter just described in truth is sincerity. To claim the substitutionary death of Christ 2000 years ago and not seeing it inward in the present tense is a lie and not the truth. We are to be eating this unleavened bread inside our own home with the door shut to Babylon. The door posts of our hearts are sprinkled with the blood of the unspotted lamb after we personally kill it. In killing it we are acknowledging that we must die as the first born Egyptian. We are dressed, with our staff in our hand, shoes on our feet and are to eat every bit of the lamb. Nothing is to be left. That means that while we are in this darkened world, we are closed up and unseen until the day star arrives and we are revealed to the world. Satan is bound in the pit, represented by the Red sea, and we reign and rule for a thousand symbolic years inwardly until we cross the Jordan and begin the reigning of the world. For now we must reign over this flesh and eat the bread of affliction in sincerity and in truth about who we are and Who Christ is, was and will be in us.

Next week, LORD willing, we will continue with these verses and connect them to what we studied today.

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