Deuteronomy – Deu 22:6-7 Spiritual Meaning of the Bird’s Nest

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Deu 22:6-7 Spiritual Meaning of the Bird’s Nest

[Study Aired December 18, 2020]

Deu 22:6  If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:
Deu 22:7  But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

What does a “nest” represent in the spirit? A nest is a place of dwelling, the place of safety, a place of strength, the place of comfort and the place where the mother comforts the young.  First the positive application:

Deu 32:11  As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

Job 39:27  Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
Job 39:28  She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
Job 39:29  From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

Psa 84:3  Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.Psa 84:4  Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
Psa 84:5  Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

The spiritual application is that a nest is the altar of God, the kingdom of God, where we rest, are safe and get our strength. Inwardly, we are being taught to look from the Rock, Christ, over our own earth and see things “afar off”, the end goal of the plan of God in our lives. We are to see that the kingdom of God is the house in which we dwell and where we are strengthened as an Eagle feeds her young.

Now the negative application:

Isa 10:5  O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Isa 10:6  I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Isa 10:7  Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Isa 10:8  For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
Isa 10:9  Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
Isa 10:10  As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
Isa 10:11  Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
Isa 10:12  Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
Isa 10:13  For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
Isa 10:14  And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
Isa 10:15  Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Isa 10:16  Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
Isa 10:17  And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
Isa 10:18  And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
Isa 10:19  And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.

Our old man does not see from afar because he is made, as the axe and as the saw that believe we are the ones who move ourselves as instruments. We believe that we are our own axe and saw and that we see the goodnesses of our lives as eggs for the picking by our own freewill. We see ourselves, our own lives, as the Assyrian in the above verses, who typify our old man. Our old man is the rod of the LORD’S anger against our flesh in the sense that the old man’s carnal mind believes he can make the new man into what he thinks he should be. He is sent against our hypocritical Babylonian doctrine by God because all that we think within ourselves is evil and evil continually.

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

This evil is a continual, unrestrained lusting against the knowledge of God. This evil is not so much outward literal manifestations of sins of the flesh but an inward evil that continually lusts against the knowledge of the truth of Who Christ is, was and will be in all lives.

Mat 15:10  And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
Mat 15:11  Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Mat 15:12  Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
Mat 15:13  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Mat 15:14  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Mat 15:15  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
Mat 15:16  And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
Mat 15:17  Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
Mat 15:18  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Mat 15:19  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: [Sins of the flesh manifest in the natural, to expose the spiritual thoughts of murder, adultery, fornication, etc., against God. The natural exposes the spiritual way our thoughts of God are only evil continually, because we hate God and therefore murder His prophets with our words. We commit adultery against God with our false doctrine of freewill, and we lay with any doctrine that exalts our own thoughts of ourselves as little gods separate from  the God.]
Mat 15:20  These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

Riches spiritually represent what we think about ourselves, how we see ourselves and what we think we have accumulated or stored up FOR God. In our study today, eggs and young birds, represent those riches, in one aspect.

Isa 10:13  For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: [H47-angel, bull, chiefest, mighty (one), stout [-hearted], strong (one), valiant.]

Isa 10:14  And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

When The LORD exposes our high places where we have made a nest, a resting place for our self-righteousness, we are to take the eggs, the young ones that represent the offspring of the “dam”, the false doctrines of the bird’s of the air, which is a parable of the evil spirits that fly around in our heavens. This word “bird” is also translated “fowl” and represents the evil spirits that fly around in our heavens, laying eggs and hatching young ones.

Deu 4:15  Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
Deu 4:16  Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Deu 4:17  The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
Deu 4:18  The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Deu 4:19  And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Deu 4:20  But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

This is what we are learning today; how to remove those eggs and young from the nests that the fowls of heaven have made in our “tree” or “ground”, which are the same thing. “I see men as trees” (Mar 8:24), and we are made of the “dust of the ground” (Gen 2:7).

“…If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground,…”

The question is, “If we are to remove the eggs and young, why don’t we just take the dam, and stop her from laying eggs?” Because we need the dam to continue to lay eggs so we can continue to feed off the dam. We are learning to recognize the eggs and young because we have understood what a nest looks like, and by understanding what a nest looks like we can easily find the eggs before they hatch and start new fowl.

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.

How can I learn to spot a nest in my brother’s tree unless I have learned what a nest looks like. Christ gave us the same example in a parable.

Mat 7:1  Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Mat 7:2  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Mat 7:3  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:4  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

This truth is brought out in these verses, remembering that the plague is as the eggs, the spreading or continuing of the false doctrines of evil spirits that fly around in our heavens.

Lev 14:33  And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Lev 14:34  When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
Lev 14:35  And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:
Lev 14:36  Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house:
Lev 14:37  And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall; [which correlates with, those who “snuck in unawares” of Galatians 2:4, snuck in under the walls like a plague, seeped in through the ground, which means it flattered the flesh, and brought in their false doctrine, THAT THE LORD HAD PUT IN THAT HOUSE.]
Lev 14:38  Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days:
Lev 14:39  And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;
Lev 14:40  Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city: [These stones have an inward application of tearing down our own house, but it also has a future application to those who will be, as these stones, “cast” into an unclean place. That place is the lake of fire where they will be purified from the plague that corrupted the house [Rev 21:27, Rev 22:15, Rev 21:8 and Anyone who claims themselves as having freewill is a liar.].

Lev 14:41  And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:
Lev 14:42  And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall plaister the house.
Lev 14:43  And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plaistered;
Lev 14:44  Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
Lev 14:45  And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
Lev 14:46  Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.
Lev 14:47  And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.
Lev 14:48  And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
Lev 14:49  And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Lev 14:50  And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
Lev 14:51  And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Lev 14:52  And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:

Lev 14:53  But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.
Lev 14:54  This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall,
Lev 14:55  And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,
Lev 14:56  And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:
Lev 14:57  To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy. [the law of leprosy is the same law for unclean, false doctrines that are brought in unawares by false prophets, leprosy is being infected with false doctrine, and we MUST take false doctrine very seriously, cleansing it whenever the LORD exposes it. The smallest hint of false doctrine must be eradicated and not stood for at all costs. If we don’t cleanse it from our own house, the whole house will be infected.

There is a lot said in those verses and how they apply to us today, inwardly. We must first take note that the first verse we read said that the land we have come into is the land of Canaan, and we were given this land by the LORD to possess. Then we must take notice that the “plague” was also “put into the house” by the LORD.

“When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession” (Lev 14:34) [The LORD God gives us our bodies to possess, that are in Canaan, the world, and He puts the plagues of false doctrines in our house; but, because we have been given the land, He exposes the false doctrine to “he that owns the house”, each individual. When it is exposed we are to go to the Priest, Christ, Who is in each other, and tell them about this doctrine we have discovered. Christ, in the elect person you have told, then leads you to cleanse your house with the scriptures. If we resist the cleansing, we then take our false doctrine to others in the body and infect the whole house; in which case the stones that are infected by the false doctrine must be given over to Satan and removed from the body, the house. Then the LORD replaces those stones with new stones, new houses, new elect, to rebuild the house that had to be torn down.]

So, the plague did not grow on its own as a bird does not grow an egg of her own freewill. When we see a plague in our home, we are to go to the LORD and confess that we see a plague, a false doctrine. We are then told to completely empty the house, our house, and then the Priest comes to look at what we are given to see. We are emptying all that we can see that we have put into the house, emptying all of ourselves. However, the plague of leprosy can go deeper than just what we see about ourselves. It goes far beyond that and into what we cannot see about ourselves. The plague spreads to other “stones”, other people in the body, and when that happens the stones must be removed, because they are stained with the color of the plague, red and green.

Here is an excerpt from the studies on the meanings of colors, for both red and green:

What this is telling us is that the plague has spread to other parts of the house, and the house must be “completely” shut up for a symbolic seven days. The house from which this plague started must be torn down and all materials removed from it. A similar example was when the plague was found in our house a few years ago, that had been growing under the surface for seven years, it was found that it had spread to many of the stones, so those stones had to be removed and put outside the camp, the place for the unclean, so that the plague did not continue to spread. All those who agreed with the false doctrine were removed, and the house they had built was torn down completely.

Lev 14:40  Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:
Lev 14:41  u>And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:
Lev 14:42  And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall plaister the house.
Lev 14:43  And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plaistered;
Lev 14:44  Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
Lev 14:45  And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
Lev 14:46  Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.

We are that house, and we were broken down, and all that was offending this house were carried away into a place “OUT OF THE CITY” to an unclean place. Not only do we represent the house that was torn down because the plague stayed, we also represent the house that is cleansed and the plague is eradicated.

Lev 14:48  And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

This is where we get back to the birds.

Lev 14:49  And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Lev 14:50  And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
Lev 14:51  And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Lev 14:52  And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:
Lev 14:53  But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.
Lev 14:54  This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall,
Lev 14:55  And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,
Lev 14:56  And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:
Lev 14:57  To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.

The bird that is killed is the eggs or the young birds and the living bird is the dam, the mother. she is let go into the fire because there in the world she will make another nest and lay more eggs. This allows us to keep eating eggs and young birds in the spirit before they grow, as the LORD shows us another nest and another nest and another nest…The dam is allowed to go into the world, the field, and there build more nests to lay more eggs, so that we can be shown those nests and feed off them.

Mat 24:28  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

The dam is let go just as the evil spirits are let go to go out and build more nests, like scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians 11:19, but what is happening is as they build the nest, we find them and feed from them. This process is what we know as “growing”.

1Co 11:19  For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Eph 2:21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

2Th 1:3  We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

The dam is not taken because she is let go so she can build more nests, and we are shown where those nests are by the LORD so that we can take the eggs. This is done inwardly in each and every one of us and to each other as we grow in the knowledge of the LORD, because we are not ignorant of the devices of the enemy.

Col 1:10  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Col 1:11  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

2Co 2:11  Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

A bird builds a nest for the laying, hatching, and nourishing of her young. If that bird is an evil spirit, we will be given the eggs and eat them. We will let the spirit go because we need to find out where she builds another nest. She is not taken yet because she gives life to what we feed off, as the evil spirits are used by God to chasten us and from that chastening grow into the image He has predestined we grow into.

Deu 22:7  But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

May the LORD continue to show us where the nests are built in our trees and in our ground so that we can take the eggs and the young and feed off them. He allows the bird to go free so that He may show us where she builds another nest, and each time she builds a nest she is exposed for the leprosy, plague she is. The thing is, she builds the nests with sticks, wood, hay and stubble, the very thing the works of the flesh are made of.

1Co 3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13  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. 
1Co 3:14  If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15  If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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