Deuteronomy – Deu 22:13-21 What is the Meaning of “Wrought Folly in Israel?”

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Deu 22:13-21 What is the Meaning of “Wrought Folly in Israel?”

[Study Aired January 29, 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.

Having taking the time last week to cover the importance of “the tokens of the damsel’s virginity” we can move on today and discover what it means to “have wrought folly in Israel”. 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. I want to start this discussion with these verses and from there build on what it means to be innocent; virgin in the eyes of God. Remember we have been “betrothed” to Christ before the world began to be holy and without blame, and because Christ’s wife is as He is, we shall indeed be innocent upon His appearing (Eph 1:11-14; 1Th 4:13-18).

1Jn 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called [Aorist tense – G5686: we are “being” called] the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we [Present tense – G5748] the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear [Aorist tense – G5686] what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1Jn 3:3  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
1Jn 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1Jn 3:5  And ye know that he was manifested [Aorist tense – G5681: being manifested] to take away [G5661 – aorist] our sins; and in him is [G5748 – present tense] no sin.
1Jn 3:6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1Jn 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested [G5681 – aorist tense], that he might destroy [G5661 – aorist tense] the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

It is the foundation of truth to understand the tenses in the above verses. Without them we are stuck in past or future and never see the ‘now’ of scripture and its application. We cannot be the innocent bride and are not presently the innocent bride if we presently do not believe that Christ is in us, which makes us holy and without blame. If we believe in freewill, we are not His and the truth is not in us, and we have been exposed as not having “the tokens of the damsel’s virginity”. Those to whom the truth is IN are being (aorist tense) cleansed from the thoughts of freewill. Those who believe they have freewill and do not believe in the total sovereignty of God over all lives are dead and cannot know truth, presently.

1Jn 4:6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

I was born into my physical family. I did not choose my family or the day I would be born. I was born naturally who I am because two people were joined together to create who and what I am. I did not create myself, nor did I, of my own thoughts, live in a past life where I created myself into this life. Before the day of my physical birth I did not exist. I was unknown to the world and unnamed. I was without a past that others could judge me by, neither did I have a future thought of what I was forming myself into being. I was unknown to the world. However, before Abraham we existed, because before Abraham the body of Christ was in the loins of Christ as the body of Christ, and existed in the heart and mind of the Father. We were predestined before the world began to be in Christ, holy and without blame.

Joh 8:58  Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

My parents came together, and from that union I was made in flesh. They did not know what they were making. They did not know me from my name, my past, or what they had in store for my future. They knew a child would be born, but they did not know it was going to be me. They learned about me as I grew and took on what had been predestined from before the world began. Each one of us were made in the flesh by a union of flesh, but what the flesh has brought forth was what God the Father had predestined it be, nothing more, nothing less. These truths are the “the tokens of the damsel’s virginity”, because it is in this innocent state of holiness and perfection we are seen NOW, in this age. In Christ we are without spot or wrinkle and without blame, for what we are in the flesh does not represent what we are in the spirit.

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

If we live according to the law, then we are without “the tokens of the damsel’s virginity” because we have been deflowered by the law of the flesh. We have laid with someone else and the innocence is lost, because we have believed that the law of the flesh, the seed of the flesh, created me into what Christ wanted as a bride.

Rom 7:1  Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
Rom 7:2  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
Rom 7:3  So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
Rom 7:4  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
Rom 7:5  For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Rom 7:6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Last Sunday our most insidious sin of “self righteousness” was discussed:

This truth is the exposing of how the flesh thinks of itself in its relation to God. Man believes because he has an experience through a ten-second sinner’s prayer that he is now one with God and he can, by his own freewill, keep himself right before God. With this fornicating doctrine mankind is deflowered and exposed to all the “stones and stocks” that he inwardly falls before and lays with.

Jer 3:9  And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

The ‘land is defiled’, means what we try to bring before God is not worthy to bring before God as His bride because we have already lost our innocency through fornicating with doctrines of men – “stones and stocks”. Believing in freewill or free moral agency is exposing your nakedness before the doctrines of men and saying that you are pure. The purpose of these scriptures is to show us that what we are in the flesh IS NOT WHAT WE ARE IN THE SPIRIT. If that same Spirit is revealing to us this truth, then the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead will also raise us from the dead doctrines of man and recreate us into the image of Christ.

Rom 8:11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Any Babylonian pastor or parishioner would say “amen” to the above statement, but what they fail to recognize is that the “quickening” is not of them by their own efforts or thoughts but by the Spirit of God which raised Christ from the dead. We have nothing to do with being made alive because we are being made alive by the plan of God before we existed. What religion does not know as the great whore that sits over many waters (which means she sits on the world) is that we are being created into the image of Christ. We were not created in the past what we shall be, we are being created in the present what we shall be in the future, which in the eyes of God is a completed plan because He exists outside of time and is not bound by time. This is why religion can use the catch phrase “backslider” and place that title on anyone who has stopped going to church services, not reading their bible as they were, etc.

What they fail to recognize is that these things they point out are either being used by God to send the person back into religion because they are not an elect, or He is using these things to chasten a son of God. I have heard the term ‘backslider’ my whole life and have always seen it as a person who used to go to church but now has slipped back into the world because Satan was stronger than God and pulled the poor unexpecting soul back to hell. This term is associated with exactly what we started with, “self righteousness” and we all, if we are the elect, are backsliders in the aorist tense because we all once believed we were free moral agents.

Jer 49:4  Wherefore [why] gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me?

This lie from the serpent was cemented into our hearts by the law of the flesh with do’s and don’ts.

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 [“the woman saw”, is in the Qal stem, “the woman is seeing” (H8799) which means she is “seeing”, Qal stem in Hebrew is similar to the aorist in the Greek] 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.

Then when the law came in, after camping in “the wilderness of Sin”, from mount Sin-ai it only made the lie from the serpent that much more deadly. It made mankind believe they could keep the law and heal their deadly wound, that they could now know between good and evil. What this eating from the tree did was to start the process of “coming” to know between good and evil in the Qal stem. In other words, the first Adam is still growing in the knowledge of evil as the second Adam grows in the knowledge of good. This process was not a one-time in the past act, but is still taking effect today, coming to know, knowledge is increasing, in good and in evil.

The first Adam is continuing to grow in evil believing he is the freewill-being that shapes his own future. While the second Adam continues to grow in good, seeing and hearing the truth of the sovereignty of God and that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD, he knows that all that is being created on the sixth day IS VERY GOOD, and with that knowledge he is resting in the seventh day (Gen 3:22; Dan 12:4; Rom 8:28; Gen 1:31; Heb 4:1-13)

Exo 16:1  And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

Exo 19:1  In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 

It is interesting that the word “Sinai” is made from the root word “siyn”, which is the word used in “the wilderness of SIN”.

These two definitions tell us that while living in “SIN” (in religion) after thinking we came out of Egypt (the world) we are hungry and without meat.

Exo 16:1  And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 16:2  And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
Exo 16:3  And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

From there the LORD takes us to “Rephidim”, resting places that have no water of the word to quench our thirst.

Exo 17:1  And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

From “resting places with no water” we are led by the LORD to the wilderness of Sinai, just at the foot of mount Sinai where the law is given to Moses and where the people meet The LORD.

Exo 19:1  In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
Exo 19:2  For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
Exo 19:17  And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
Exo 19:18  And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

We are led from one place to another by the LORD until we come to the conclusion we can obey God by our own works. We are afraid of the thick clouds and smoke so we are led to create our self-righteousness and thereby lose “the tokens of our virginity” to the gods our flesh loves; gods that give us the attention. We claim we are serving God, and outwardly may even look as though we are serving God, but in our hearts we believe we are the creators of our own destiny and when presented with the total sovereignty of God over every second of our life, we gasp in anger and yell “blasphemy” at the thought.

Jos 24:14  Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
Jos 24:15  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve [Don’t get fooled by the word “choose” – look at the choices he gives them from which to choose. The choice is to choose God, but in verse 19 He tells them they CANNOT serve God.]; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. [The self-righteous whore loves the ending of this verse because she always sticks her whorish forehead high in the air and says, “as for me and my household” as though she has freewill to choose good when she is laying naked under every green tree fornicating with every Baal doctrine there is.]
Jos 24:16  And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
Jos 24:17  For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
Jos 24:18  And the LORD drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God.
Jos 24:19  And Joshua said unto the people [Listen to what Joshua tells the people and is telling our self-righteous flesh], Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
Jos 24:20  If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
Jos 24:21  And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.
Jos 24:22  And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.

The very thought that we think we can serve The LORD is as filthy and blasphemous as we can get. It is the height of self-glorification that we think by the law of the flesh we can even come close to serving the Creator of our very lives and every second of those lives. It is blasphemy at its core and the very thing God has ORDAINED WE BE CREATED FROM!  It is seeing this as the height of idolatry that we begin our creation into the image of the Son of God and see ourselves as the Bride of Christ, who is Chaste and innocent. It is the seeing of our losing of our virginity to the idols of our hearts we are created into a chaste virgin. What an extraordinary plan our God has planned for us! It is coming to see the truth of our whorish ways in the flesh we become the virgin to whom Christ has been betrothed. We are dead to the law of the flesh in trying to bring forth fruit to God and alive as the innocent virgin bride of Christ, who is holy and without blame. We have died, from trying bring to forth works to God by the flesh through religious doctrines of men, and have rested in the life of Christ, Who is forming in us His very mind. With this understanding let’s read these verses again.

Rom 7:1  Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
Rom 7:2  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
Rom 7:3  So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
Rom 7:4  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ [who and what is the body of Christ of which Apostle Paul is speaking? (Eph 5:30)]; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
Rom 7:5  For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Rom 7:6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead [the “that” which is dead is our first husband, the law of the flesh] wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit [serve in newness of Spirit means we are now innocent virgins before our Creator Who created us innocent from the the very thing that made us guilty.], and not in the oldness of the letter.

If we are given to see ourselves as Sons of God in the new man, holy and without blame, then we are innocent, chaste virgins in the spirit. We are what we were predestined to be before the world began – our world and the world as a whole. Two people came together to make us what we are in the flesh. They had no idea who we were and no idea who we would become. However, in the spirit, in the Mind of God the Father, He KNEW WHO WE WERE, He knew by His union to Christ He would call each of us by name and each of us had a life already planned for His glory. We are the children He created to rejoice over and be proud of, for we are the image of Christ, perfect and without blame. NOW…ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD. We have come to know what Christ’s mind is when His mind says that all He is, was and will be is by the hand of His Creator, the Father. That same mind is being given to us day by day, and by this spirit we are being created into the image of Christ, by the breath of God which Christ is giving to us. 

Gen 2:7  And the LORD God formed [H8799-Qal stem, forming man] man of the dust of the ground, and breathed [H8799- Qal stem – (which means it has no relation to past or future; it is) breathing into our nostrils the breath of life, which is creating us in His image, “And creating is the Elohim humanity in His image. In the image of the Elohim He creates it. Male and female He creates them.” (Gen 1:27  CLV)into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:8  And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. [Eden being the perfect life He has planted, we live in while being created into this image we are now seeing, as the virgin wife of Christ, who is being formed from the whorish wife. We can not become the virgin wife until we see the other.]

This is not a past creation but a creation in progress, a process where we are being created to know the truth, and in knowing the truth, we are seeing Who God the Father is, was and will be. We are coming to see that He is not the monster religion has made Him, but a loving God Who has created His Son’s wife through His Son and through that wife, Jerusalem from above, will all mankind be created in the lake of fire and come to be the children of the virgin bride of Christ. Although she has all the children of the world, she still remains innocent and without fault because the marriage bed between her and her Husband, Christ, is undefiled; there is NO SIN.

Gen 1:27  And creating is the Elohim humanity in His image. In the image of the Elohim He creates it. Male and female He creates them.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth [We are seeing a new heaven and new earth from the one we were seeing through religion (G5627- aorist)]: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away [passing away; our first husband is dying, passing away (Rom 7:1-4)]; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
Rev 21:10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain [No more Mount Sinai, the law of the flesh], and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Gal 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Heb 13:4  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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