Deuteronomy – Deu 7:5-6 Thou Art an Holy People unto the LORD

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Deuteronomy - Deu 7:5-6 Thou Art an Holy People Unto the LORD

Deu 7:5  But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Deu 7:6  For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

I must continually be reminded by the Spirit of Christ that the scriptures which are written are written for the Elect and for the Elect only. Only those with eyes to see and ears to hear can see and hear what the Spirit says. These words which are penned on paper carry a spiritual meaning which supersedes what a natural carnal mind can comprehend. They cross all languages, all tongues, all nations, all people, because they are spiritual words from God Himself that are meant for spiritual beings. They carry a power that is so much more than the mere carnal fleshly understanding and reasoning. They are spiritual, meant for spiritual application to spiritual beings.

Joh 4:21  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Joh 4:22  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

The flesh of man worships the flesh of man, and we believe we are worshiping God by these fleshly minds. The flesh is a barrier to the spirit as a shell is a barrier to the seed's core. When Christ says that the woman worships what she does not know, He is speaking to Babylon as a whole, the whole of mankind. When He says, "We know what we worship", He's seeing you and me and all of the elect from the resurrection of Christ until today as the "we" which are in Him. He does not even see Himself separate from us because we are His body, His flesh and bones.

Joh 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

"The hour cometh, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet in Jerusalem, worship the Father." What is this hour of which Christ speaks? It is the time or period of suffering of the death of the old man on the cross. Crossing the Jordan River is synonymous with suffering the death of yourself in Christ and the resurrection of life in Christ. These two things happen simultaneously and continuously as we conquer more of the promised land, more of the nations within us. Crossing the Jordan is as the cross itself, because we are in Christ on the cross; crossing from the natural understanding of the law into the spiritual understanding of the law. On this side of the Jordan we understand it naturally. "Hate thy enemy" means hate the person who hates literal Israel, all people who hate literal Israel, who, we are taught in Babylon, are the elect of God, God's chosen people. Once we cross the Jordan and die to the natural way of seeing things, we see that we are the Israel of God in the spirit. All of the other religions that exist or have existed are Babylon, our enemy, the seven nations complete. We are to love them and pray for them. We are now able to see that the enemy of which Christ speaks is not our literal enemy in the flesh but our spiritual enemy. Who were literal Israel's literal enemies? The seven nations. They were told to hate them and love each other, but we know these things are spiritual, and we are to see them from a spiritual standpoint.

Mat 5:43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Mat 5:45  That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Mat 5:46  For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Mat 5:47  And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Mat 5:48  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

We must ask ourselves, "How do we love our enemy within us?" We must know that we were enemies to Christ at one time, and how did Christ love us?

Rom 5:10  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Now how did He love me as His enemy? What is the kindness He shows me as His enemy? He kills me! He puts all of me to death.

Gal 2:19  For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

1Co 15:31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

This is how we love the enemy within; we put him to death. We cannot have life without death. So, the question must be, "How do we put ourselves to death?"

Php 3:1  Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Php 3:2  Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Php 3:3  For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Php 3:4  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Php 3:5  Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Php 3:6  Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Look at all these things which Paul points out about his flesh. This is indeed the height of Babylon, the pinnacle upon which we can raise up ourselves. However, look at what Paul then concludes about his goodness and how he kills himself.

Php 3:7  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Php 3:8  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Php 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Php 3:10  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Php 3:11  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

We cannot attain the resurrection if we are still living! If I am still living in the heavens by my own righteousness, I have never died and therefore am still dead! I have not been born again, seen my flesh as dung, therefore I am still dead and asleep with the world. However, if we are born again then all that comes from us as righteousness does so through the life of Christ living within us, and Christ does not live in the dead but in the living.

Mat 22:31  But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
Mat 22:32  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

So we love our enemy within us by putting him to death. When God brings someone to us from Babylon, that person's doctrine is our enemy, because it is an enemy of Christ. We must know that this person's doctrine is in total rejection of truth, and what we know is in total opposition to what they believe. We must see them both as our neighbor and as our enemy. When we tell them the truth, we are putting them to death and at the same time loving them, for death of the carnal mind is love. But the natural, carnal mind thinks what I call love is actually hatred. How can you say that telling someone that they are born in sin, have no freewill, and that their doctrine is from Babylon is love? Like the parable lesson we are to understand from the man on the cross next to Christ, "Today, I say unto you, you will be with me in Paradise".

Luk 23:39  And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
Luk 23:40  But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
Luk 23:41  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Luk 23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
Luk 23:43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Not understanding the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Babylon takes this verse and says that every good person, upon physical death, is ushered into a place of sheer bliss and peace. It is not seeing that the same Paradise is a state of torment to the old carnal man's thoughts and is peace to the new man being delivered in the death of the old man. Paradise is Paradise to my new man and hell to my old man. Being delivered from the carnal mind IS PARADISE when you see the truth. Paradise and Abraham's bosom are the same. When Christ tells the man, "Today, I am telling you, you will be with me in Paradise," He was stating a fact that when the man opened his eyes again, he would then begin to be delivered from the carnal mind, and that, is Paradise. Paradise will be the lake of fire, Gehenna to his old carnal mind and peace to his new man. He will be both tormented from the fire of the word which exposes the carnal mind of his old man and also given peace beyond his wildest dreams as he is recreated into the new man.

Luk 16:19  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
Luk 16:20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Luk 16:21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Luk 16:22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Look at the similarities between the words "bosom" and "lake", as in lake of fire;

Apparently a primary word; the bosom; by analogy a bay: - bosom, creek.
Total KJV occurrences: 6

Probably from G3040 (through the idea of the nearness of shore); a pond (large or small): - lake.
Total KJV occurrences: 10

We are either seeing the bosom of Abraham as a place of rest in our new man or as a place of fire in our old man. When those who died in the flesh open their eyes, they will be in the lake of fire, and as they grow in knowledge, the bosom of Abraham. It will be one thing to their old man and another thing to their new man. This is the process we as the elect are going through now in the fiery process. It is not called the lake of fire to us because we are the fire of that lake. We will be the process in which they learn the difference and welcome the death of the old man as Paradise. The fire we are going through as the Elect is the fire of Hades, the fire that the world goes through in the lake of fire is the fire of Gehenna.

Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luk 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Luk 16:25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Luk 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Luk 16:27  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
Luk 16:28  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Luk 16:29  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luk 16:30  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luk 16:31  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

This whole parable is to teach us that the same fire of God's word which torments our carnal mind is the same fire that gives us the peace and tranquility of Abraham's bosom - Paradise. We are the elect now, we are experiencing the fire of God's word as the rich man and the comfort of the word as Lazarus, which allows us to live in the fire. We are being taught to live in the flames as the old carnal mind is consumed and the new man walks in the righteousness of Christ. As the nations of Babylon, confusion, are devoured by the flame, so the new man is being created in the image of Christ. This is loving my enemy unto death. The following chapter out of Isaiah explains the parable of the rich carnal man and the poor new man, Lazarus. While we read this chapter see the negative words against your carnal mind and the positive words for the creation of the new man, but see them both as yourself - the rich man and Lazarus.

Isa 33:1  Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. (old man, new man, rich man, Lazarus)
Isa 33:2  O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. (living by dying in the flames of the fire)
Isa 33:3  At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nationswere scattered. (seven nations of the old man)
Isa 33:4  And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

The locust represent the suffering of the false doctrines being burned out of us.

Rev 9:3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power (like Satan was given power), as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Rev 9:4  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads (the carnal mind of the rich man).
Rev 9:5  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Rev 9:6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Continuing on with Isaiah;

Isa 33:5  The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. (when we are filled with judgment (fire), the LORD is exalted, and the old man brought low, to the grave like the rich man)
Isa 33:6  And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure. (the treasure of being brought low is Paradise)
Isa 33:7  Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. (weeping and nashing of teeth before singing and praising)
Isa 33:8  The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
Isa 33:9  The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
Isa 33:10  Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. (after the fire of judgment, Christ is exalted)
Isa 33:11  Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
Isa 33:12  And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. (the nations within me)
Isa 33:13  Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near,acknowledge my might. (again, old man-far off , new man-near)
Isa 33:14  The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (the new man shall, who acknowledges Christ's might)
Isa 33:15  He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
Isa 33:16  He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. (Paradise)
Isa 33:17  Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. (great gulf)
Isa 33:18  Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? (the old man is gone)
Isa 33:19  Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.
Isa 33:20  Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
Isa 33:21  But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
Isa 33:22  For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. 
Isa 33:23  Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
Isa 33:24  And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

This is how we handle the seven nations, "Ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire."  This is the killing of our old man and the loving of our enemy, and it is how we become "holy people" unto God and recognize how the new man is part of the "chosen special people unto God". The Elect are now walking among the flames of fire and being purified from the carnal mind of the old man.  We have already been burned by the coals of the fire of God's word.

Isa 6:6  Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
Isa 6:7  And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

We will become the coals which start the lake of fire in which all of humanity will be purified:

Isa 47:14  Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. (it will not be a comfortable fire but a consuming fire)
Isa 47:15  Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee. (nothing in our old man will be able to stand before the truth)

The Elect will be the very flames that will act as the fire of the lake of fire which will kill the enemies of God by revealing their old carnal man and showing them the Paradise of seeing the King in His beauty and His might. The death of the old carnal mind and the life of the new man in the lake of fire happen simultaneously, like the death of the rich man and the death of Lazarus. We are dealing with the nations of thoughts in us now by acknowledging the power of Christ as King. By this knowledge our old man's altars are destroyed, his images are broken down, his groves, where he worshiped under every green tree is cut down, his graven image is burned by the fire of the Truth, and that is Paradise to the new man. The truth that Christ is, was and will be the power of all things and by Him all things consist is Paradise to my new man and Hades to my old man, simultaneously. You cannot see Paradise without going through hell at the same time.

Daniel has this process laid out in the story of the three Hebrew men. Nebuchadnezzar is the king of Babylon, and last week we learned that he represents Satan;

Jer 27:6  And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant (Satan); and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.

Luk 4:6  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them:for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

In the story of the three Hebrew children, who represent us in the process of judgment, (signified by the number three) they are gathered to be punished for not bowing down to the image of Nebuchadnezzar, which is the flesh.

Dan 3:14  Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
Dan 3:15  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Dan 3:16  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
Dan 3:17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
Dan 3:18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Dan 3:19  Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Dan 3:20  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:21  Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:22  Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Dan 3:23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

This is the same image we see in Revelation 13.

Rev 13:14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

When we are given eyes to see and ears to hear the truth, we stop bowing down or falling down to the image and receiving his mark.

Dan 3:23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

This refusal brings the fire of Babylon, which is the purifying process whereby all of Babylon's doctrines are burned up, but we are able to stand in the fire because we possess the truth. We are able to stand, but standing means we are dying to the false doctrines and living unto God. The old man, Nebuchadnezzar, is brought down, and the new man is lifted up, able to walk in the flames because of the righteousness of Christ;

Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

The fourth is Christ because He makes us whole. We are able to walk in the fire without our clothes being burned because our covering, clothes, are the righteousness of Christ;

Dan 3:27  And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 

Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

At the same time we are in the fire, we are living to Christ and dying to our old man. We are Lazarus and the rich man at one time and the three Hebrew children and Nebuchadnezzar at the same time. We overcome the mark by having the mark;

Rev 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Rev 15:2  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

We get the victory over death by going through it, the same as going through the fire. We get the victory because we able to walk in it. Death's strength was the law of the flesh, but it has lost its hold because we have died to the law of the flesh by the body of Christ. The law of the flesh is hell to my old man and Paradise to my new man.

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1Co 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.(walking in the flames of fire)
1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.(this putting on is being clothed in the righteousness of Christ and removing the righteousness by the law to the flesh)
1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

This process of putting on the righteouness of Christ is the putting to death of the old man at the same time. We are in Hades in the old man and in Paradise in the new man. The old man sees the righteousness of Christ, and there is a great gulf between Christ's righteousness and our old man's; a gulf which cannot be crossed because flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seethAbraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luk 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Luk 16:25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things (Rom 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?): but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.(Rom 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin).
Luk 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

The truth will not be mixed with a lie. The doctrines of Babylon will be burned out of us as we go through the hades of Babylon and the Paradise of truth;

Rev 14:8  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Rev 14:9  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Rev 14:10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 
Rev 14:11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

In this study we can see the process of killing the nations within us/the rich man and becoming holy people unto God/Lazarus. We can see ourselves as the seven nations and as the Israelite nation, as the man of sin and the son of God. We can also see ourselves as the seven angels who are clothed in righteousness and have the seven plagues.

Rev 15:1  And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
Rev 15:2  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Rev 15:3  And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 
Rev 15:4  Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Rev 15:5  And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Rev 15:6  And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
Rev 15:7  And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
Rev 15:8  And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. 

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover;

Deu 7:6  For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Deu 7:7  The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
Deu 7:8  But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Deu 7:9  Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Deu 7:10  And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

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