Deuteronomy – Deu 22:13-21, Part 3 – The Accuser of the Brethren

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Deuteronomy – Deu 2:13-21, Part 3 – The Accuser of the Brethren

[Study Aired February 5, 2021]

Deu 22:13  If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, 
Deu 22:14  And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: 
Deu 22:15  Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate: 
Deu 22:16  And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; 
Deu 22:17  And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. Deu 22:18  And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; 
Deu 22:19  And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. 
Deu 22:20  But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: 
Deu 22:21  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

We need to touch on the accusation by the man of the woman not being innocent and correlate that spiritually to Christ exposing our spiritual whoredom and/or the accuser of the brethren accusing us of sin when there is none. There’s a chapter in the book of Numbers which covers the spirit of jealousy, when a man accuses his wife of being unfaithful, and what the priest does to find out if this accusation is true or not.

Num 5:11  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 5:12  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
Num 5:13  And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;
Num 5:14  And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
Num 5:15  Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance [Eze 33:13]
Num 5:16  And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD:
Num 5:17  And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:
Num 5:18  And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:
Num 5:19  And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:
Num 5:20  But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine husband: 
Num 5:21  Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;
Num 5:22  And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
Num 5:23  And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
Num 5:24  And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.
Num 5:25  Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before the LORD, and offer it upon the altar:
Num 5:26  And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water. 
Num 5:27  And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.
Num 5:28  And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed. [If she conceives seed from her husband after this ceremony, then this means her “thigh did not rot”, which means her womb did not dry up.]
Num 5:29  This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
Num 5:30  Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.
Num 5:31  Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

This actual trespass of a woman being in suspicion of cheating on her husband, is actually speaking of spiritual trespass and is speaking of when we take credit for our own understanding of the word of God and believe we are free moral beings in coming to the knowledge of truth. It is akin to these verses:

Rev 22:18  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Rev 22:19  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Rev 22:20  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

We as the virgin bride of Christ are this woman, and if we lean to our own understanding and take any credit for the things we know, we will bear no seed, no new doctrines of Christ for the body to see, and our belly will swell. The definition for “swell” is:

The word “turgid” means:

There’s the answer to what a swelling belly represents: a bombastic, inflated, pompous manner of thinking! The scriptures we were reading used a better word – the word “iniquity” and the definition by scripture is:

Eze 33:13  When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousnessand commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

From this definition, to be self-righteous is the definition for iniquity, and to have iniquity means you believe in the works of yourself over the works of Christ. This is the reason the offering is a tenth part of an ephah of barley, ten being the number for the completion of the flesh. Barley is harvested in the spring, the first fruits, correlation to our harvest in Christ, the first fruits of the first Fruit.

Rth 1:22  So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

2Sa 21:9  And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.

If we are caught sharing in the glory of God, robbing our Husband Christ from any glory, the completion of the flesh offering is offered, and we drink the water of the word mixed with dust of the temple, our own temple. If we swell in pride from what we have been given in the word, then the curse is shown, and we are convicted of the sin of iniquity, robbing Christ of His glory by lying with the man of sin. At this point we become a curse to the body of Christ and an oath among the people. Self-righteousness is the sin of cheating on Christ by giving glory to yourself, your man of sin, and it will always lead to the same result; a bombastic, inflated, pompous manner of thinking. With this attitude the rest of the body will be turned off, and you will become a curse. The saying “thy thigh to rot” simply means your womb closes up, and you cannot have children. For us, no children means that God does not give us the doctrines of Christ.

Num 5:21  Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thighH3409 to rot,H5307 and thy bellyH990 to swell;H6639

The word “thigh” as you can see above is H3409 and means the following:

From these definitions it is plain to see that when it says that “thy belly will swell” and thy “thigh will rot”, it is speaking of us swelling in pride, and in that swelling of pride God causes us to be a curse, and we are judged. To most people, they would see this as a bad thing, but we must see it as a good thing. We do not want to be seen as pompous and arrogant. We want to show that all that we are, we are by the hand of our Creator and Husband, Jesus Christ. We do not want to take any glory for what we are, and when we claim freewill and free moral agency we are claiming we are separate individuals from our Husband and are not united as one with Him.

This is the same thing that all of society is teaching in today’s modern world. When the jealousy offering is made it is made without oil or frankincense. This is important to note because the oil means it is not given by the spirit of Christ and does not have a sweet smell before God. What this does is separate the wheat from the tares. The offering of barley will expose the person’s iniquity and expose them for cheating on their Husband with the self-righteous man of sin. The water mixed with the dust of the temple, “know ye not that your body is the temple (1Co 6:19)“, “causeth the curse”.

So, when we are drinking of the word of God and mixing it with our own flesh, or carnal mind, as though what we receive comes from us, we are drinking the curse that will cause us to become pompous, inflated about ourselves and bombastic. From this state we can receive nothing from the LORD in new doctrine because our self-righteousness has been exposed. As in all things, this is to be seen in an ‘is, was and will be’ application because we are all self-righteous and bloated in thoughts of ourselves. If this were a one-time proclamation, no one would be saved from eternal death, and all would be lost. If you notice, people come and people go throughout the years. They pop in for a while, pop out and then in a year or two there they are again, because what Christ’s doctrines teach us is not flattering to the flesh or the carnal mind.

It is hard for the flesh to not want to share in the glory in some way, shape or form. So, after a while they fade away and God sends them a trial and they’re back. Once the trial subsides, they fade away again because they are not given to stay in the temple. I have confessed to you all for years now how I struggle with things in my own life and watch the suffering that Lynn goes through. But, I thank God that He, to this day, has allowed me to hang on to one truth – He and He alone is the All in my all. I have nothing to claim, good or evil, and I pray I am always given this spirit and I do not attempt to share His glory. The swelling in pompous, inflated self-righteousness is the evidence of iniquity and the evidence we have hidden our self-glorification. However, through many trials the elect will be purified from this trespass and cleansed in the blood of Christ.

Deu 22:21  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

Stoning the woman with stones is giving the truth to the person caught in iniquity. The stones being thrown are the true doctrines of Christ handed down by the spirit of God which was in Christ. These truths kill the adulterous woman and all with which she has tried to corrupt.

Rev 17:1  And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Rev 17:2  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Rev 17:3  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

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.

We all must be stoned to death before we can live. We must all die to self before we can live to Christ. The judgment of the great whore in each of us is a lifetime judgment. It does not happen over night, but is a day by day judgment. We all swell in pride and arrogance at times, and therefore we must all die daily, we must all drink the water that will cause the curse, and that water is the word of God.

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover the last study on these sets of scripture where we will cover the false accusation by the man and the woman’s innocence.

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