Deuteronomy – Deu 7:6-10 Thou Art an Holy People Unto the LORD

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Deu 7:6-10 Thou Art an Holy People Unto the LORD

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.

As always, there are two men in these five verses - "holy people" and "them that hate Him".  In the first four verses He is speaking of the new man and all that God has done to create this new man and how He sees this new man. He is holy, he is chosen, special to God above all people upon the face of the earth. God loves us, the new man. We are those to whom the promise was made, the Seed, the recipients of God's love and the subjects of the covenants. So what does this mean to you and me as these special people?  What does it mean to be a special chosen person above all the people that have ever walked the face of the earth? the following verses in 1 Peter explain these questions.

1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Christ was resurrected because He took on our flesh and suffered death. His flesh represented the first born of Egypt, what we were in Egypt as Adam. Christ took on our flesh to redeem us from Egypt, from the flesh, where inside this first born we were held captive as slaves. Our very flesh is the people of Egypt and our carnal minds are Pharaoh. Encased in these bodies of slavery is the new man, laying dormant, dead, until the water penetrates the earth and the Seed begins to grow.

1Pe 1:4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

What we are, who we are, has been inside us all along. We did not know who we were, we did not know we were kings and priests. We did not know we were sons of God. Yet, He knew it. All along we have been kept safe and in secret from the world, secret from our very own flesh. We have been reserved, we have been kept by God until the the day came and we were awakened from the grave, from hades, where we were kept, in judgment until our last day.

1Pe 1:5  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

We are experiencing the last time of our flesh now. We are struggling through the fight between the flesh and the new man, but this struggle is making us strong. This struggle is making us trust in God and not in our flesh. Once the new man is revealed, the old man tries to lay claim to the inheritance by saying he is the new man. But this is a lie, and the struggle begins between David and the Goliath of the flesh.

1Pe 1:6  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
1Pe 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

When Christ appears, He does so after the trials. The trials of battling the flesh's self-righteous giants are what makes the new man grow. It is after seeing that the battle belongs to Christ, Who is our strength, that we grow in the faith of Christ. It is after falling seven times that we see we keep getting back up, because Christ keeps standing us up. After the trials we then see Him. This is the appearing of Christ in our heavens. It is the earnest, the down payment, of the full inheritance when He will LITERALLY appear and we will LITERALLY be changed in a twinkling of an eye into the maturity of the new man.

1Pe 1:8  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1Pe 1:9  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Salvation from what? What are we being saved from? Everlasting death. We will be awakened, we will be resurrected, we are not going to die, but we are going to live. This salvation is now, we are living in the new man and dying to the old man. We are holy people to God in the new man and unholy people in the flesh. I see myself as two men, struggling in the womb, like Jacob and Esau. Two means witness, and there must be two to have a witness (Mat 18:16) of truth. My old man has no shame in bragging to the world who he is, and my new man has no problem witnessing to this in agreement. But so, too, the other way, my old man has no problem witnessing that my new man says he is Christ, and my new man has no problem claiming that he is Christ because Christ is in Him. The two Cherubim on top of the ark are facing each other in agreement of who the other is on top of the mercy seat. Because of mercy, one is not destroyed immediately, and because of mercy the other is saved (Rom 9:22-24). This is the salvation of which Peter speaks.

1Pe 1:10  Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11  Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12  Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
1Pe 1:13  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

We are such loved, holy, chosen, peculiar people to God that all of this was done for us. All the prophets, all the wise men, all the people who lived before Christ, were for us, God's special people. Even the world today is being kept in store for us, until the last part of the Christ is grown into its place in the body after being judged. We must be judged first, be shown what we are, before, who we are becoming, the Christ. This is the first resurrection (Joh 11:26). This is us BEING RESURRECTED.

1Pe 1:14  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

Being holy people unto God has a different meaning than what we were taught in Babylon. He literally says, "Not fashioning yourselves to the former lusts" because when we, as Babylonian church-goers, begin our process we think we can clean ourselves up and that the silver and gold of our deeds are proof of our transformation. However, this is a lie because the Babylonian doctrine tells us that these deeds are done by you, with your freewill changing yourself into a better person. When in the following verses he says "be ye holy; for I am holy", he is not telling me to act a certain way that conforms to religious belief. Being holy is being the Christ by proclamation of God. With that proclamation comes a separation from God. However, we saw it as a separation from the world before seeing the truth. Babylon teaches us that the world is full of sinful people, the truth teaches us that we are those sinful people from birth. Babylon teaches us that "we believe", the truth teaches us that "even our faith to believe is from Him". This is holy living, in all things, in all situations, good or evil, give God the credit as the Creator of it all.

1Pe 1:15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1Pe 1:17  And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 
1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
1Pe 1:22  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Do you see how He compares corruptible seed with the vain traditions and the incorruptible seed with the blood of Christ? What we see as religious, He sees as vain and corruptible. Our very best in the flesh is corruptible silver and gold in the natural, but what God the Father has given us before the foundation of the world is incorruptible, and that is what makes us holy.

1Pe 1:24  For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1Pe 1:25  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
1Pe 2:1  Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pe 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Pe 2:3  If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pe 2:4  To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1Pe 2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1Pe 2:7  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1Pe 2:8  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 

Being part of Christ makes us holy before the world began. Our holiness does not come from our works. Our works are a product of our holiness. What Babylon taught us was works was actually not works but lies. What Christ calls works is what comes out of our mouth and shows in how we live our lives, how we judge those around us, those in the body and those out of the body. We just read in the last line in the above verses that those who do not believe were "appointed" to reject Christ. This is living out the word, confessing that those who do not believe were apointed not to believe. How can we judge them in an evil manner when they have no control over their unbelief? We believe the truth because we were chosen to believe, chosen in Christ before the world began, not of ourselves, but by Him Who called us, not of any works which we have done, but because He set His love upon us, period.

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Why did God the Father choose us from the rest of the world, from among all the people who have ever lived or that will ever live? Because He wanted to! No apologies, no regret, no shame, because God created us in Christ when He created His Son, and He does not give apologies for what anyone thinks about it.

Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Can we wrap our minds around what we are being told about who we are? Can we imagine what scripture is testifying concerning what God has planned for us? My mind cannot fully comprehend who we are in Christ. We are so important to God that even the creation itself is waiting for us to be revealed. Can you imagine that?

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

This is why we are told not to take a second of our time to listen to the doctrines of Babylon. "Come out of her my people."

Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 18:5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

"Come out of her" means exactly that, separate yourself from all those who do not know the truth. Scripture tells us that this Babylonian doctrine shall grow worse and worse unto the end;

2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

"Come out of her my people" is not Christ ASKING me to leave her. It is Christ COMMANDING me to leave her, commanding me to leave the whore of all nations. This is works of righteousness, this is the gold which is precious in the eyes of God. We are the called of God, a chosen people, priests and kings of God, made for His good pleasure and we shall reign with Him during the LITERAL symbolic thousand years and become the fire of the lake of fire which will be the fire of Gehenna to the world's old man and the bosom of Abraham to their new man as they are recreated into new people. We have been given this calling if we have recieved it, if we have laid hold of what we are. In the flesh we are no different from any who have ever been. We are all in the first Adam and like Adam, conceived in sin. We are the down trodden of the world. We are poor literally; sickly, literally; not very educated, literally; scum of the earth, literally and everything that the world despises. Yet, we are the King's children, God's created loved ones, we were created to bring praise to the Creator of the universe. We are strong in the faith, we are convinced in the truth and we are confident that the God Who created us to be His chosen peculiar people will bring it to pass in His timing. We must never forget "all is ours".

1Co 3:21  Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
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;
1Co 3:23  And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

We are chosen and elect in Christ, our new man, but our old man will suffer the death and will never be resurrected. He will die and never enter the kingdom of God. He, the old man, hates Christ, hates the fact that his works are counted for nothing. It is this man that is repaid for hating God. He pays with his life. From that death comes the life of the new man beholding himself in the mirror as the reflection of His LORD;

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.

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

These are promises that none but the 144,000 receive, none but the kings and priests of God receive. The 144,000 number is a symbolic number. It is the equivalent of 1200 x 120 out of each tribe.

Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

The number twelve represents the government of God, the Father being established by Christ, and the 144,000 is the government of God being established in totality. This is the number that establishes the rulership of God being seen and witnessed to the world. We are those who will bring that government to fruition. Out of all the families of the world which have ever lived, ever walked this earth, from the greatest to the smallest, from the richest to the poorest, we will be the governing power over them to bring about the glory of God the Father. We will show all of humanity who their Creator truly is, was and will be. This who we are now in time and will be in the future, LITERALLY AND ORDINALLY. What we see in the literal mirror will be no more, but what we see in the mirror of Christ when we read about Him is who we will be. We will know as we are known! We are the elect and chosen of God, and we should hold onto that like nothing we have ever possessed before, because this is a treasure that none but God's children possess.

Mat 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Mat 13:45  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Mat 13:46  Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover the following verses;

Deu 7:11  Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
Deu 7:12  Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
Deu 7:13  And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deu 7:14  Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
Deu 7:15  And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

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