Deuteronomy – Deu 33:6 Let Reuben Live, and not Die

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Deuteronomy – Deu 33:6 Let Reuben Live, and not Die

[Study Aired December 31, 2021]

Deu 33:6  Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.

Gen 49:3  Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Gen 49:4  Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

The first born represents the flesh and what comes from the flesh. The first born child was a murderer, Cain, and he represents what we are in the flesh and all that comes from the flesh. The flesh has its beginning in a lie, and all that comes from it is a lie when we are still in a carnal mind.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

The above verse tells us and reveals to us that whatever comes from the flesh is sin, and whatever comes from flesh in worship of God is sin because it comes from a lie. The lie is that what we are giving God is from our hands and is clean. When I attempt to hand a lie to God in worship, I am making Him out a liar because I am saying there is something good in me, when He says there is not. What I am saying is that I am a wheat plant and not a tare weed.

Cain is the proof of what comes from the flesh and from Satan. What Cain is in the flesh is what I am in the flesh – a murderer. I am a murderer because I murder the truth. Satan says we can be God independent from Him and offer sacrifices of what is good and what is evil. Whenever I think I can offer something good or evil to God independent from Him, I am saying that I am good. Cain thought he could offer something good from his hands and it would be accepted, and that was shown to be a lie.

Gen 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
Gen 4:2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Gen 4:3  And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
Gen 4:4  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Gen 4:5  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

It is when we think we see that we descend into a fleshly worship. It is when we think our eyes are open that we are actually blinded from the truth of who and what we are.

Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Joh 9:40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Joh 9:41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

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.

It is in our fleshly knowledge of good and evil, in religion, that we descend into murder; murder of the truth. We seek the death of the truth because the truth takes all our good works away. It leaves us stripped of anything good.

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Joh 8:40  But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Joh 8:41  Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Joh 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

This last sentence, “neither came I of myself, but He sent me” is how I am to see myself. I did not ask to be sent into this world. I did not ask to be born. I did not ask to be who and what I am. I was sent by the Father to be who and what I am, was and will be. To add to that is to attempt to offer a gift of my own hands, a gift planted, watered and harvested by my own will. What I am, as a sheep to the slaughter, is the gift of Abel. The first born, Reuben, whose name means, “behold a son”, was born from Leah. Leah was the daughter of Laban. Jacob worked seven years for Rachel, and on the night of his consummation with Rachel, Laban switched daughters, and he consummated the marriage with Leah, the sister (Gen 29:16-30). Scripture says Leah was “tender eyed”.

Gen 29:16  And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Gen 29:17  Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

Laban means “white”-H3837, Leah means “weary”-H3812, and Rachel means “ewe”-H7354. From the ‘white’ we get a weary church that brings forth many children. These are children of the Devil, who is the father of the weary road we must travel while united to his offspring in the flesh. We think that what we initially saw in Rachel was what we were going to get; a beautiful ewe lamb who would follow us wherever we went. Instead we got a wife who brings us nothing but weariness and heartache. As her father, she appeared to be beautiful, appeared to be what would bring forth fruit unto God, but instead brings about a life of weariness and troubles.

After working seven years for her in type, after completing my work for what I thought was beautiful and full of light, it has brought about a complete work to show me that what comes from her is weariness. It is in this weariness I am brought to complete and utter helplessness. What I had initially seen as a ewe lamb is brought about by my complete failure. From the ‘white’ comes weariness, but in that weariness I am brought to the ewe that I saw. The ewe is my inheritance as the first born from the dead.

When I am brought from the dead in Christ, then and only then, am I given Rachel, the ewe, that will follow me wherever I go. She is the true church of God. Leah, who was said to be tender eyed (which means weak, fainthearted, and soft-H7390, not ugly) is fainthearted, weak and soft about the truth. From this comes the true church, who is beautiful and well favored. You see the two are the same church, not two different churches, but one and the same when you see them inwardly. Outwardly, they are Babylon and the Bride of Christ, inwardly they are same church. Both are our inheritance, because all is ours.

1Co 3:22  Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

The first born of the flesh is full of weariness and trials. The second wife, the way I begin to see Leah, is transformed into Rachel. I begin to see the curse as the blessing. I am given to see that the curse of Leah was intended for me to experience so I can now see her as Rachel. Years of faintheartedness and weariness is now seen as the necessary path that has to be walked to come to complete rest in Rachel. I cannot know Leah as Rachel until I have been given to see Rachel as Leah. The curse of the flesh is the process we must go through to come to the complete blessing of Rachel, the church of God.

Gen 29:10  And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
Gen 29:11  And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
Gen 29:12  And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father.
Gen 29:13  And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
Gen 29:14  And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
Gen 29:15  And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
Gen 29:16  And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Gen 29:17  Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
Gen 29:18  And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Gen 29:19  And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
Gen 29:20  And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Gen 29:21  And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
Gen 29:22  And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
Gen 29:23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
Gen 29:24  And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
Gen 29:25  And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
Gen 29:26  And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
Gen 29:27  Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
Gen 29:28  And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
Gen 29:29  And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
Gen 29:30  And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
Gen 29:31  And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
Gen 29:32  And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

When we look upon Leah, we see guile, deceit, and we are wearied at the sight of her. This is how I felt about babylon when I was first shown she was Babylon. I hated her. She disgusted me. At the very sight of her, I cringed because I saw her as the root of all my problems. All the deception of false doctrines I saw in her. Now as the years are passing, as I am nearing my seventh year, the completion of how I saw her, she is changing into Rachel. My perception of her is changing because I now see that she was needed to be who she was for me to see her as she is, was and will be as the wife of Christ. I needed to see her as deception so that I can see her as purity. All that she was used to teach me, was necessary to bring about Reuben (“behold a son”). I could not see my flesh as the first born of the flesh until I saw Leah as Rachel. When this change happens, my perception of her changes and I weep for her, instead of cursing her.

Luk 19:41  And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 

The same church that is sent into the wilderness is the same church that is coming down from the heavens.

Rev 12:6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

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.
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.

Having this knowledge, inwardly, Reuben (“behold a Son”) becomes the first born of the spirit, “Behold…bring forth a Son…Jesus”.

Gen 29:32  And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

Luk 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

I can now see that all the first born in me brought forth was for the purpose of bringing forth the first born in the spirit. The flesh of the first born, if left to only see him as coming through Leah, cannot inherit peace, love, joy, the kingdom of God. It is not until we are given to be blind (“if ye were blind, ye should have no sin” Joh 9:41) can we see that it was all, is all, and will be all for the purpose of bringing forth “Behold a Son” in the spirit, and you shall call His name Jesus.

Deu 33:6  Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.

Gen 49:3  Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Leah brings forth the first born of the flesh. When she is seen as Rachel, she then brings forth Jesus. Christ shall live and not die. He is the firstborn, the might of God, the beginning of strength, the excellency of dignity and the excellency of power. For all is created by Him, for Him, through Him and by Him all that is Reuben consists for the purpose of ‘Beholding a Son’. This is the Son you shall behold in the spirit when you are given to see Leah as Rachel inwardly.

1Jn 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear 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.

1Co 13:12  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

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.

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