Deuteronomy – Deu 5:21 “Neither Shalt Thou Covet” – Part 2

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Deuteronomy – Deu 5:21 “Neither Shalt Thou Covet” – Part 2

Deu 5:21  Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

I have always wanted to build my own house, and that’s a desire we’ve all probably shared at one point or another. To design the roof’s shape and slope, plan the living room with open faced cedar beams, plan the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms is a process about which Lynn and I have often dreamed. What is a house? A house is a place of rest for us. It’s where we are comfortable and the most relaxed. No matter where I go in the world, I always say the same thing when I get home, “There’s no place like my own home.” My bed, my pillow, my chair, my own stuff is where I feel rested. All of this is just an analogy of the spiritual. We’ve learned Who our Neighbor is, so where is His house?

1Ch 28:1  And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
1Ch 28:2  Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:
1Ch 28:3  But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
1Ch 28:4  Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
1Ch 28:5  And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
1Ch 28:6  And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

Is this the literal temple where God dwells?

Heb 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Heb 9:13  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Heb 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

The natural is first, then the spiritual.

1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

In King David’s prayer to the Israelites, he said something that I caught years ago but never grasped until these last few years. I couldn’t see it spiritually back then.

1Ch 29:10  Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
1Ch 29:11  Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
1Ch 29:12  Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
1Ch 29:13  Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
1Ch 29:14  But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
1Ch 29:15  For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
1Ch 29:16  O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
1Ch 29:17  I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
1Ch 29:18  O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
1Ch 29:19  And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

When David gives this prayer about a literal temple, he says things that we are to see spiritually about God’s true temple, or house. Everything we have, everything we don’t have, everything we give or don’t give, our very words of praise, all come from God. We are not giving Him anything that is coming from us, nothing. So where is His house, where does God dwell?

1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Rev 21:3  And I heard 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.

God dwells within His people. We are the temple of the Living God. Together we make up the house of God, as one whole unit, united together in thought and mind. So, we are the house of God as a body. We have established in the previous weeks that Christ is the Neighbour, and His wife is the Church. Today we are establishing that the place of rest, in the house of God, in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, He is the spiritual equivalent to Solomon and is the One Who builds our house of rest.

Heb 3:1  Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Heb 3:2  Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
Heb 3:3  For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
Heb 3:4  For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
Heb 3:5  And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
Heb 3:6  But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

As long as we are given the strength to hold onto this principle, we shall endure unto the end. This principle is not to trust in anything else but what Christ has done, is doing and will do in our lives – not trusting in our own works, not trusting in our own glory in any way, not doubting that what He has promised, He will perform. When we think we need to add to the finished work of Christ in any way shape or form, we are coveting the house of our Neighbour. What we are saying is, “I like this idea of building my own house. I like this idea of making my own place of rest.” These thoughts are coveting the house of God. Because only Christ is the builder of His own house, we have nothing to offer Him. When we think we can contribute to the finished work of Christ by something we do, we have left the house of rest and are outside the house looking in.

Heb 3:18  And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Heb 3:19  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

There is no rest for unbelief. It takes you away from the finished work of Christ into the works of your own hands. The reason Gideon’s army was whittled down to 300 men. Only 300 men lapped the water, and all the rest kneeled down to the water and drank. Their heads were not up looking while they drank. They were more focused on feeding themselves with water than watching as they drank. Their eyes were not focused on the prize, but on their own needs. The 300 men brought the water to their mouth. This shows that these men were focused still on the prize as they drank, they did not take their eyes off what lay ahead. (Jdg 7:5-6).

Heb 4:10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Heb 4:11  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Heb 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Heb 4:13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Heb 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore COME BOLDLY unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

You cannot come boldly to the throne of grace to receive rest if you still do not believe the promise that we are kings and priests in the kingdom of God during the thousand years of His reign. How can you believe that you still have to do something when the Doer of all things has already done it? He has already declared that we are His sons, the sons of the most high God, now. We have that promise in down-payment form by the sealing of the Spirit of God. This dowery is a pledge by God to us that when the millennium starts, we will be completed to rule as kings and priests. If you do not believe this promise, then the deceitfulness of sin has been used to blind you.

Heb 3:13  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

The deceitfulness of sin has blinded you into a “new deep, dark, hidden” doctrine which says there is still more that you must do to enter the house of God. “The one time death on the cross by Christ for His people was not enough, and you must die again to make it better. You are equal to the those in the second resurrection.”

We are not equal to those in the second resurrection, we have been chosen and elected by God the Father in Jesus Christ before the world began. Out of all the people of the world who have ever lived or ever will live, we are chosen to be His kings and priests in the 1000 year rule, where we will be trained to rule and govern for the lake of fire. Gideon’s army started out with 32,000 men, and only 300 were used to defeat the Midianites. This is to relate to us that though we be few in number, that is a good thing. The more people, the more the doubt. We must not covet the rest of God through not believing in the finished work of God in Christ.

If we are desiring something that belongs to God (His house of rest), then we are not in that house and are still working ourselves to the kingdom. Christ died once for us, and He rose once for us. He has secured a place of rest, a house that He built for us to rest. We are resting now because the day will dawn when there will be much work to do. We are dead in Christ once, and we are risen in Christ once. That one-time death is progressive, as is the resurrection. We are being created by this progressive one-time work of Christ in us. The rest of mankind that does not partake of this progressive one-time death and resurrection, will experience the second death after they are spiritually resurrected and HURT, put to death in the lake of fire. We are not hurt of the second death because we do not partake of the second death, which is the lake of fire.

Rev 2:11  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

When we do not understand this principle of the lake of fire being the second death, then we do not understand that we are already resurrected in Christ. If you are in the lake of fire then you are hurt of it. We are that house of fire that has been built by Christ, that is used to hurt those that are cast INTO US.

Oba 1:15  For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
Oba 1:16  For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
Oba 1:17  But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
Oba 1:18  And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

All of those who are not found in the book of life are cast into the lake of fire, which is typified in the house of Jacob and in the house of Joseph. If we look closely at the above verses, it teaches us this very principle. The word “heathen” in verse one is also translated “nations”- H1471 and the word “house” – H1004 is also translated “temple”, let’s see what these verses are telling us with this thought in mind.

The day of the LORD is the fiery judgment we endure in this life before we die and are resurrected. It is the day we see ourselves as dead in the spirit, stained by the flesh and totally void of anything good of ourselves. After the white throne judgement (Rev 20:11-15), all the nations of the world are cast into the lake of fire. When they are cast into the lake of fire they are being cast into us, who are represented by the temple Jacob and Joseph in the above verses. He uses Jacob because Jacob represents the election of grace (Rom 9:13, Rom 11:5), and He uses Joseph to represent our kingship in Christ as rulers over the nations in His house (Gen 41:40). When it speaks in verse one “as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head”, it is speaking of the day of the LORD to those in the lake of fire. The fire purifies us from thinking we possess anything in and of ourselves. It destroys us from seeing ourselves as producing anything good or evil. When it returns upon our own head it is telling us that we are shaken from our death of self identity and self worth. The word “head” in this verse actually means – H7218 – “to shake”, as the head is the easiest to be shaken. We are shaken from our death of self worth and begin to drink of the trials of Jacob and Joseph, seeing our lives as predestined by the hand of God for the purpose of trials, for the forming or creating of our new man.

Oba 1:16  For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

As we, the first fruits, have drunk of the Word of God and been tried by the fiery trials Christ predestined in our lives to make us what we are, so the nations of the world shall be burnt by the fire which we possess in our house as the whole body of Christ. There are many verses that when brought together represent our whole body as a complete fire. Each part of the Body of Christ represents another part of the fire – mouth, eyes, feet, chest, etc. (Rev 1:14; Rev 4:5; Rev 8:8; Rev 9:17; Rev 9:18; Rev 10:1; Rev 11:5; Rev 14:18; Rev 16:8; Rev 19:12). Once we have drunk of the fire, which is the wrath of God on our old man, simultaneously we are resurrected from that death and progressively walked through every detail of our life. It is no longer a life lived without regard to the will of God, but a life lived by the revealed will of God. This is the inward application for those living in clay vessels now, going through the kiln of trials, but an outward reality for those who we will walk through this process in and as the lake of fire. When this is accomplished, “They shall be as though they had not been.”

Oba 1:17  But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

We are mount Zion; we are the people that make up this fiery mountain that is thrown into the sea of men;

Rev 8:8  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood.

We shall possess their possessions because we are the Christ of Christ conquering all nations by the fire of God’s Word that is Spirit within us, His house, His temple, His lake of fire for the destruction of all flesh and carnal mind of the flesh. The flesh wants and desires to be Christ without Christ. We covet His power, His glory, and we do so in so many ways of which we are not aware, this is the purpose of the fire.

The fire burns up what we possess and totally consumes all that we thought we were. But remember, lest we fall into a snare of freewill, we were created in flesh to be what we are – good and evil for the purpose of recreating us into spirit beings who see it all as from Christ, for Christ and finally for the glory of Christ’s Father and our Father, the One and only God. This whole process is creation taking place in the natural for the spiritual. We are being created inwardly by destruction of our outward. While we are being destroyed outwardly ,we are being formed inwardly, as for us now, so to for the rest of mankind in the lake of fire.

Oba 1:18  And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

This is the end of all flesh when the house of Esau is no longer remaining, and so is the possession of the Philistines, the fields of Ephraim, the fields Samaria and Gilead. The captivity of all nations that have ever lived by Israel is represented in the Canaanites. Our very own captivity shall be the power that will bring all nations into captivity to the King. It is when we are brought to a place of complete captivity to the King as a whole Body, then we shall be used by our Head to use that truth to bring the rest into captivity, which will bring salvation from the the captivity of the flesh.

Eph 4:8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

And when salvation comes, it comes through the saviors who have been saved from captivity. They shall judge the power of Esau, the flesh of all mankind, which is salvation from that very flesh.

Oba 1:19  And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
Oba 1:20  And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
Oba 1:21  And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

Flesh can act in many different ways to produce a coveting of the house of Christ, but no matter what it is doing to covet that house, it will never succeed. Because it’s very coveting, which is a captivity of the flesh, flesh will turn to its own deliverance in the lake of fire, through the knowledge that Christ is all in all. At that time captivity will be made captive by the King Who led us into captivity for the destruction of the flesh, which is salvation.

Next week we will continue in this verse and cover the rest of what belongs to our Neighbor.

Deu 5:21  Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

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