Deuteronomy – Deu 28:1-14  And all These Blessings Shall Come on Thee

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Deu 28:1-14  And all These Blessings Shall Come on Thee

[Study Aired September 24, 2021]

Deu 28:1  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
Deu 28:2  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
Deu 28:3  Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
Deu 28:4  Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Deu 28:5  Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
Deu 28:6  Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Deu 28:7  The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
Deu 28:8  The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Deu 28:9  The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
Deu 28:10  And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
Deu 28:11  And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deu 28:12  The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
Deu 28:13  And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
Deu 28:14  And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Last week we covered the “if” in the first two verses above and hopefully established that the “if” is there to blind the flesh further into believing it is responsible for what it cannot do. We ended with the knowledge that when change takes place, it is not based upon the desire of the person independently from The Creator but a creation from the Creator in the heart and mind of a new creation. We did not create the flesh in which we live, and we do not recreate the new man. God is the Creator, not us.

As we ended last week’s study, we saw that “if” the spirit of God that raised Christ from the dead lives in us, then that same spirit will form a new creation in us. That new creation then will do as its Creator has created it to do; seek the will of its Creator for the sake of worshiping its Creator. Watch how Apostle Paul comes to the new creation and how he starts by putting down the desires of the flesh.

2Co 5:12  For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
2Co 5:13  For whether we be beside ourselvesit is to God: or whether we be soberit is for your cause.
2Co 5:14  For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2Co 5:15  And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away [G5627: aorist tense, passing away]; behold, all things are become new [G5754: perfect knowledge of truth, when truth is given. This is why this “become new” is in perfect tense.].
2Co 5:18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation [We have to be reconciled because we are separated from Him in how we see Him from a carnal mind.];
2Co 5:19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2Co 5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Having this knowledge is where we receive the blessings we read about in our verses today. Lest we become distracted by works, and attribute the completing of the works to the flesh, we must be sure to attribute all things to the All in all.

We are enslaved to the carnal mind at first so that we are deceived into believing the works are a creation of our own will. This is why we are told in the above verses that the world is being reconciled to God and that their trespasses are not being imputed to them. How can their trespasses be imputed to them when it is the Creator Who creates all things, as the verse above just said “all things are of God”. If we are given to see that all things are of God, then we will have the peace of the blessings and not the curse of the cursings. We must partake of the cursings before we can partake of the blessings, for the cursings are just as much a part of the creation as the blessings, as the flesh and the spirit are.

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

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47  The first man is of the earth [the carcase, the flesh], earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven [the eagle, the spiritual man].
1Co 15:48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, suchi>are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Wherever the curse is, there will be the eagles, the blessed, feeding off that carcass of the curse. All the blessings of our verses today “shall come on thee, and overtake thee” if we are given to see God as the All in all. However, we all know the story; Israel did not listen to the LORD, we do not listen tot LORD, Adam did not listen to the LORD, etc. We can go on and on and on about who does not listen to the LORD, but it is in this disobedience that we learn obedience. Again, the eagle is feeding off the carcass.

As we first must bear the image of the earthy – a smelly, bug infested, bloated corpse who swells up from the gases that are in him to serve other gods – so we swell in pride in the worshiping of the dead men we see as gods. The great orators of the old time hell and fire preaching took me for years and with pride I would say that these were the true men of God, as I clutched my huge bible under my arm. I was deceived into thinking I could keep the commandments of God and did not know that I was a dead man. I did not know that whatever power God gave me to keep the laws outwardly were given me by my Creator to deceive me more into believing I knew between good and evil.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
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 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.
Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

To be blessed by God is to know that He and He alone is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. If we are given to know this truth, we will see the blessing come upon us while we go through the cursing and see that God is in the process of recreating us into the image of Jesus Christ. Christ had to first become the curse before He became the blessing.

All the blessings which are enumerated from verses 3 to 14 are to be seen inwardly in the way we are given to see what is taking place in us, to then be revealed outwardly. What God has planned for us, to be the kings and priests of the thousand-year reign, must first be preceded by the curse of the natural. The more the curse increases, the closer the blessing is to being revealed.

Mat 24:33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

We think in our carnal self-righteous thoughts that if the religious leaders of the world take over,we are going to get better. The truth is that is not the case; we are not going to get better. Did I get better before the truth came to me? No, I got worse and worse until I thought I could get no worse. What causes the blessing of the thousand-year reign to be ushered in, is this complete collapse of all things. It will get so bad that even the world will be looking for the ushering in of the new kingdom.

Rom 8:19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

We naturally look for a new leader or leaders to get society back on track, to make new laws that will help us all get back on track. This is carnal thinking and not the thoughts of our LORD. It is the exact opposite of truth. Does our skin get better as we age? No. Does a person get in good health before they die? No. Things must get worse, much worse, before change comes. It will get so bad that men gather around a house where a new man has entered into just to fulfill their sick, demonic desires, which is figurative of all our old doctrines surrounding the new man in us.

Gen 19:4  But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
Gen 19:5  And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

All the blessings we are reading this morning are what will come when we know the truth, when we are given to “listen diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments.” Being able to observe all these commandments does not come naturally. It must be supernaturally given to us from above; “all these blessings shall come on thee“.

Act 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

A few weeks ago we covered how the holy spirit of God is His word in truth, not an apparition, not a ghostly figure but truth in its most holy form, from the mouth of God, Jesus Christ. This holy spirit only comes to the elect, to show them truth, and from that truth they are then moved by it to worship God in truth and to bring forth fruits unto repentance. The fruit of our body, of our ground, cattle, etc. are the results of the truth, not an action taken by the flesh independent of the Father, for all things are of Him. If we have good fruit, good works, they are the results of God, not of us.

When a wolf runs down a deer and eats it, it is not the actions of the wolf independent of the Creator, but the fruit of the truth that has been designed in the wolf. The wolf does not eat melons and tomatoes because he was not designed to eat melons and tomatoes. He was designed and moved to eat what his Creator has put in his heart to desire – nothing more, nothing less.

We are the same way in the flesh, the old man, and in the spirit, the new man. The old man desires the things of the flesh, and the new man desires things of the spirit. When I was ignorant of truth I desired to fight for my free will because I was given to believe that my free will was holy to God, that God had created me with this free will so that I could then bring forth fruits of myself to Him, and He would be pleased because these works showed Him how much I loved Him. Again this was a false doctrine, a lie that fed my flesh. So, having this understanding of where the works come from, whether good or evil, let’s look at our first blessing that comes from knowing that all things are of God and by God and for God.

Deu 28:3  Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

So, where is the city, and where is the field? The city is the new Jerusalem, the mother of the elect, from where we are blessed to eat from the truths of God and drink the living waters freely; freely meaning, without any further consciousness of sin.

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

This new Jerusalem is from ABOVE, outside of the flesh, from God, not from man. Being a citizen of this city means that we are walking in the spirit and not in the flesh. It means that it has been revealed to us through the word that we are the chosen elect, who have been called out of the world being created to be kings and priests for the thousand-year reign. It is from the waters that flow from this new Jerusalem are healed, recreated from the carnal mind that saw God as a carnal man.

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

To see a new heaven and a new earth is to see things from the spirit and not from the flesh. Seeing things in the spirit means we are seeing things in truth and how they apply inwardly and not outwardly. It is new to us because we were taught to always see things by our natural sight; what we could touch, what we could taste, what we heard literally. Now we are seeing things from the perspective that all things we see literally are for learning in the spirit. For example, I was enslaved by God in my flesh to strong drink for the majority of my life. I was a drunkard in the flesh, but that was not the issue.

What was the issue was my drunkenness in the spirit. I was enslaved to the doctrine of Babylon and was drunk on her false doctrines. So, what was in the spirit was revealed, made manifest, in the flesh. This is the principle we are to use to see things in the spirit, from the new Jerusalem. My old thoughts of bad free will choices independent from God have disappeared and been replaced by the truth that God was responsible for enslaving me to literal alcohol to show me, as an elect, the drunkenness of the false doctrine of Babylon. I am being given a new heaven and a new earth from above.

My old way of thinking is passing away and the sea of doctrine from mankind that puts the blame on the creature has also passed away. This is “listening diligently unto the voice of The LORD thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments.” It is partaking of the blessing, and if we are partaking of the blessing, we are seeing the New Jerusalem coming down from God, OUT OF HEAVEN. This means we are seeing things in the spirit. We are seeing that we are prepared by God to be what we were, are and will be for His glory, as this next verse says:

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.

When we are seeing the holy city, the New Jerusalem, we are seeing the true Church, we are seeing true religion. When we begin to see these things, we begin to hear things differently. When I hear the word drunkard, I no longer see an outward stumbling drunk but a person staggering around on false doctrines of his earth that he learned from the sea of men from which he came. God predestines the literal manifestation of drunkenness for us to see the spiritual.

As this becomes a truth to us, because it is happening in aorist tense, we also begin to hear (in aorist tense) out of heaven a GREAT VOICE saying to us that God has always been with us and is with us and will always be with us. In this truth we come to see the blessing that all we have cried over, mourned over, wrestled with was from God for the purpose of recreating us into what we shall be in the thousand-year reign. If we are given this truth then there are no more tears, no more death (because of the law of the flesh), neither sorrow, nor crying, nor any more pain because what we saw in the flesh, according to a carnal mind, is passed away. It is passing away (in aorist tense) because we are learning daily, growing daily, overcoming daily. Listen to the next set of verses.

Rev 21:3  And I heard [G5656: am hearing] a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away [G5627: passing away].
Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said [G5627: He is saying], Behold, I make [G5719: presently in this age/aion] all things new [in the way we see the truth]. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6  And he said [G5627: he is saying] unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end [the beginning of all that we are, were and will be]. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely [unto him with eyes to see and ears to hear that God is the Alpha and Omega of every life].
Rev 21:7  He that overcometh [Presently: G5723, in this age, overcomes because he was given to overcome (Mat 13:12)] shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

What is it that is presently overcome in this age? Everything! What we saw as former things are passed away because we know that whatever was, happened because the Father has ordained it to be – period! He makes all things new in the way we see things from the past, present and future. He makes it so that we see that He was in control all the time when we thought it was our freewill choices. In doing so, we receive, because it was ordained for us to receive of the fountains of life freely. He that is given in this age to know this truth shall be overcoming the false doctrine of this age and will be those who, in the future, will rule all nations with a rod of iron.

All those who do not come to this truth, who were not ordained to know this truth in this age, God will keep out, presently, in this age, and reserve them for the lake of fire. There all the fearful, unbelieving doctrines of Babylon, based on freewill, will be burned out of them. Notice below how all the things that are describing those who do not enter the New Jerusalem are all one thing, not many things. To be fearful is to be an unbeliever. To be abominable is to be a murderer. To be a whoremonger is to be a sorcerer, and to be an idolator is to be a liar. These all represent the same thing; the false doctrine of believing we have a will independent and separate from the will of God: Fearful because I am basing my salvation on my fleshly works; Unbelieving because I don’t believe the truth. Each thing listed in the next verse are not the same thing, not separate things which keep us out of the New Jerusalem, but eight different descriptions of the same thing.

Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

When we are given to see that the blessings come from the cursings and that all of them are from the predestined hand of God, there is no more fear, no more pain, no more sorrow, but peace of mind in our heavens, and we begin to see the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven, from outside of our flesh, and we begin to partake of the living waters.

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, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Rev 21:12  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel [remember, not literal Israel, but spiritual, for he is not a jew which is one outwardly, but he is a jew which is one inwardly (Rom 2:28-29)]:

Rev 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Why is there nothing that great city that defiles or works an abomination or makes a lie? It is because those who are in New Jerusalem have been given to overcome the false doctrine of freewill. They have been given to know that all things are of God and by God and for God, and all things work together for good.

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

To know these truths is to have peace that surpasses all understanding, and to have that peace is to be dwelling in the New Jerusalem, drinking of the fountain of life and understanding that all things are, were and will be for the glory of God. This and this alone is listening diligently to the voice of the LORD our God and observing TO DO all His commandments, which He has predestined we do. This is the fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:1-14, having this truth written in our hearts and minds, and revealing that we are those written in the book of life.

We do not have our own book for we are written in the Book of Life. To have your own book is to believe you have free will, and to have your own book is to be cast into the lake of fire where that book will be dissolved and they will be saved from eternal death by seeing their lives were also predestined to be what they were. To observe and do all the commandments is to be blessed to see that we must live out the cursings to receive the blessings. We come to see that the four horsemen must ride through our lives, that we must partake of the seven plagues and that we must die to the thoughts of freewill before we can live unto God.

Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 5:1  And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Rev 5:2  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
Rev 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:4  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:5  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Rev 6:1  And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Rev 6:2  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Rev 6:3  And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Rev 6:4  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Rev 6:5  And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Rev 6:6  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Rev 6:7  And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Rev 6:8  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

We come to see truth by going through the plagues and by the horsemen riding through our lives. We come to walk in the streets of the New Jerusalem by going through the plagues and by suffering the loss of all things from the four horsemen riding through our lives. It is through seeing that these things are inward that we come to see the New Jerusalem descending from the heavens from God. When we are given to see that all things in our past, present and future are works ordained by Christ, we are learning to walk in the streets of the golden city, drink from the fountains of life and eat from the fruit of the tree of life.

Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Rev 22:4  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

>We have nothing to fear!

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