Deuteronomy – Deu 9:7-12 Remember How You Provoked the Lord

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Deuteronomy - Deu 9:7-12 Remember How You Provoked the Lord

Deu 9:7  Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
Deu 9:8  Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
Deu 9:9  When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
Deu 9:10  And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
Deu 9:11  And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
Deu 9:12  And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

Last week we covered the fact that the reason our world within us is judged is because of the wickedness of our worlds. It was not because of something good in the flesh but because of the wickedness of the flesh are we judged.

Deu 9:4  Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
Deu 9:5  Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deu 9:6  Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

1Jn 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Today in our verses we again told, and will be told a lot more times, not to forget how we, being wicked, provoked the LORD in many ways. We are not to forget who we are, and remember how we became this way - BY HIS CREATION. That's right, we are to know from where we have come and Who created us that way and for what purpose. He reminds us that when we are given the law to show us who we are from creation, we take that very law and form a god out of it. The law shows us we are dead, but the woman in us, Eve, says it shows us how to live, and we eat the lie of that fruit.

Deu 9:15  So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.
Deu 9:16  And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

Before we can even get the law into us, we are already making a god out of ourselves. We take all the works we have done in the flesh, works predestined in our book, good and evil, and use them as the gold standard to make our god. We wrap ourselves in our own sacrifices and make a god out of them.

Exo 32:1  And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Exo 32:2  And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
Exo 32:3  And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
Exo 32:4  And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 32:5  And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
Exo 32:6  And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

We are to see these acts of the people as our own acts. We are to see the wickedness we are and just how marred we were created. We cannot be gods judging the world when we can't see who we are from creation. We are being made kings and priests from a marred vessel. We are being formed as clay from a marred state. Creation is an ongoing process. We were not created one time 6000 years ago and that's that. No, that's the lie.

Rom 9:17  For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

We are being created every day, every minute, every second from a marred place.  Our creation is in the aroist tense. It just is, we are what we are, at every minute what He intended us to be, nothing less, nothing more. This principle applies to the Elect, but also to every human being who has ever lived or will live. All lives have come from the mind of God through Christ, and every second of each life has already been created, whether they are alive or still dead.

Jer 18:1  The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Jer 18:2  Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Jer 18:3  Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Jer 18:4  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Jer 18:5  Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Jer 18:6  O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

The wickedness which drives us to do what we do comes from our heart, a heart formed by our Creator, not from ourselves. This evil heart is a parallel or a parable of what God created IN OUR garden of Eden. He created the man, the woman from the man, the beasts of our field, the fowl of our heavens, and He created the serpent IN OUR GARDEN OF EDEN for the purpose of corrupting. He created the serpent to corrupt. He created him to communicate evil (1Co 15:33). Did not he do what he was created to do? "Ye shall be as gods", "you shall not die" were the lies Adam and Eve and all of us swallow.

Isa 54:16  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 

Pro 30:19  The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

Gen 1:20  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Gen 1:24  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Gen 1:25  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Gen 1:29  And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Gen 1:30  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

This is a parable of who we are in creation from the hand of our maker. When He gives me the law that exposes who I am, He does it so that I take that law and make an even more wicked vessel. I make myself a god independent from the true God. I make myself a god, and I make the way I want to be worshipped, in 30,000 different denominations of Christanity, not counting the thousands, if not millions of other religions and sects of religions. It is all accomplished for my own corruption, from the hand of my Creator.

Isa 63:17  O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, andhardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

Let's take the time to break down these following verses.

Pro 16:1  The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

The very preparations in my heart, the very fomulations I formulate for plans of what I believe is right for me, right for my neighbor, evil for me, evil for my neighbor, whatever thoughts I have and the answer that comes from my tongue, good or evil, are FROM THE LORD.

Pro 16:2  All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

He has so deceived me by creating me wicked that I think the thoughts in my heart come from me. I think, because I was created to think, that I can make myself good. God has already weighed the spirits that fly around in my head to balance out WHAT HE HAS PREDESTINED I DO. My thoughts are what He has predestined me to think to bring about His predetermined goal. When I am created with new eyes and ears to see and hear these truths, I can then trust that my life was created by my Creator to do exactly what He desired. This is standing before the throne, which is in the temple, and we are the temple where the throne exists; the throne of God where the tribunal of Christ is handed out through His Christ. Each of us stand before this throne when we are given eyes to see and confess that every idle word that has ever come from our mouth has been written in our book. We give an accounting to Christ as our maker and Creator of all that we are. We can take credit for nothing!

Rom 14:7  For none of us to himself doth live, and none to himself doth die;
Rom 14:8  for both, if we may live, to the Lord we live; if also we may die, to the Lord we die; both then if we may live, also if we may die, we are the Lord's;
Rom 14:9  for because of this Christ both died and rose again, and lived again, that both of dead and of living he may be Lord.
Rom 14:10  And thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? or again, thou, why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand at the tribunal of the Christ;
Rom 14:11  for it hath been written, 'I live! saith the Lord — to Me bow shall every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God;'
Rom 14:12  so, then, each of us concerning himself shall give reckoning to God; (YLT)

We will give an accounting of the life He has created for His glory.

It may not go according to the unclean fowl He has created to fly around in my heavens, my thoughts, but it will go according to the predestined rising of the Sun in my day and the rising of the true church, the Moon, in my nights. It will all go according to what He has planned in those evenings and mornings that make THE DAY.

Pro 16:3  Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

If we have been born again with new eyes and ears, then we can begin to see that whatever comes our way, every day, does so by the predetermined hand of our Creator. This is committing our works unto the LORD and which establishes my thoughts.

Pro 16:4  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

If we cannot see this truth and exactly what it says, then we are proud and believe we have an independent will, separate from our Creator. That really is saying, "I am my own creator and whatever I will is what makes me the I Am of my own life. I give an accounting to no one, for I am my own god. No one created my days. I created them exactly how I desired." This is the height of the marred creation we are destined for, BEFORE we are recreated into a vessel of honour.

Pro 16:5  Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Pro 16:6  By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

The most merciful thing God does to us is judge us. In doing so, He shows us what we are from creation, and seeing that truth cleanses us from any hope of trying to be righteous in and of ourselves. It cleanses us from self-righteousness, which is iniquity (Eze 33:13). When we see this truth, we depart, by the power of God, from the evil of inquity.

Pro 16:7  When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Once we have these truths created in us, God then allows us to be at peace with what He has created and why He created us marred at first, to recreate us into vessels of honor. My enemies are the truth. To be told I am evil, to be told that I was conceived in sin (Psa 51:5), to be told that all my goodnesses, all my right doings in my eyes, all my good deeds are filthy rags, is what the flesh calls evil.

Isa 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Isa 64:7  And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

When I see that all I am in the flesh, all my past sins, were predetermined to happen to bring me to the place where I am void of all hope of being right with God, then and only then has He brought me to a place of being born again. I can then see that all that I learned in Babylon, all the preachers from whom I have learned false doctrine, all the sins of my flesh God predetermined in my life to bring me to this place of utter destruction, was the most beautiful gift my Creator had given me. For it is in this crushing place we look up. We stop looking down at our earth for help and look the only direction a man on his back can look, upwards to His Creator. This is what God wants us to see about ourselves in the nation of Israel. When we are given the law to show us what we are, we take that law, by God's predetermined plan, and form it into a god. We corrupt even the goodness of the law that was given to the lawless, (1Ti 1:9). This is what the molten calf was all about; taking what I thought was my good works and forming it into a god.

Deu 9:12  And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

Did they do it on their own separate from their Creator, or did their Creator create it in them, in us, to seek an occasion against the flesh? Did God create us evil so that He could destroy the flesh, and by the destruction form a new man? This is exactly what He is doing.

Jdg 13:1  And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.
Jdg 13:2  And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
Jdg 13:3  And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
Jdg 13:4  Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
Jdg 13:5  For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

We can see from these first descriptions of this holy child, that the mother could not even drink wine or eat anything unclean. This in itself is setting her up for failure, for her flesh to be blinded. Not drinking the wine is not drinking judgment, and unless we are judged, we cannot see. God has this planned out for our learning. Telling us that we are holy when we are not is God's way of seeing the end from the beginning.

Jdg 14:1  And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.
Jdg 14:2  And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.
Jdg 14:3  Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.
Jdg 14:4  But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Who do the Philistines represent to us as spiritual Israel? Self-righteousness, self-proclamation, self-exaltation. The name "Philistines" comes from the root word "palash" H6428, to roll in dust or ashes, as an act of mourning. Take that thought and see it in ourselves in Romans 7.

Rom 7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Rom 7:8  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
Rom 7:9  For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
Rom 7:10  And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
Rom 7:11  For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
Rom 7:12  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Rom 7:13  Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
Rom 7:14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Rom 7:15  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Rom 7:16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Rom 7:17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Rom 7:19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Rom 7:20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Rom 7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Rom 7:23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Rom 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
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.

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:5  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh(build molten images of our own sacrifices); but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Rom 8:6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God [and failures in sin should remind us of this fact daily].
Rom 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

The Israelites building the molten image was for the purpose of God seeking an occasion against them, the purpose of the law. Samson was to be a holy man, a Nazarite. Yet he drank and slept around with all the self-righteous doctrines he could find, paralleled by the Philistine women. Why did he do it? It was the way God was seeking an occasion to destroy the Philistines, our fleshly ways of seeing ourselves righteous. When our eyes are opened to this truth, the first thing we will do is hear the corrupt communications of the serpent in us.

"....With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches..." (Eze 28:4-5)

What we have been given as good, we will turn into evil. But as all things it is for the purpose of creating us more into the image of Christ. We begin our entrance into the promised land through the wisdom that comes from Christ, and while there we are overcome and defeated by Babylon, dragged to another country, and then return from where we have been taken. Again, for another stage of our creation. It is from this capture and defeat is Christ formed in us as a child and we begin to grow into the man child. And it is there in this captured , defeated place, paying taxes to our master, does the virgin bride conceive and give birth to the man child, Who will grow and fill my earth with His offspring.

Gen 15:5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Gen 15:6  And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

God tells us to never forget what got us where we are, the predetermined hand of God in Christ Jesus our LORD. To give an accounting that all that I am, I am by the hand of my Creator, good or evil, dead or alive, is to never forget where we originated. Giving an accounting is not as Babylon told me, we would all stand before this big throne on this rock called heaven with my entire life, minute by minute, played out across a movie screen in the sky, while all of creation watches my shame. God is sitting on the throne, a myriad of demonic angelic host poised over me, waiting to drag me to a literal hell where God, Who created me, would then sentence me to an endless life of burning torture. This is what we are to never forget was wicked about our land and its gods. We are told we should never forget God has redeemed us from this belief system of Babylonian lies on top of Babylonian lies, all superstitious fairy tales, woven by The Creator's perfect architect, Satan, who slithers around on our rock and we never know how.

Pro 30:18  There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
Pro 30:19  The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Pro 30:20  Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

We are here in the promised land because He created it so. We were in the desert because He created it so. We were in the land of the Chaldeans, because He created it so, and before that we were in the garden of Eden, because He created it so. Wherever we are, have been or will be, we are, have been and will be by the predetermined hand of our Creator, Jesus Christ. This is what it means to give an account before the throne of God that is in the temple, of which temple you are.

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Rom 14:10  But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Rom 14:11  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Rom 14:12  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Every knee that has ever been bent in walking through life will bow to Him. Every knee will stop bending in walking and bend in complete and utter adoration for what God did in Christ in creating them. Every tongue will confess to God that Christ had predetermined their lives, and there is nothing they can claim as theirs. All accounting of their lives belongs to their Creator, Jesus Christ. This is what we are to never forget, now that we are entering the promised land of that thought. He died because only He was alive, we were all already dead. We are risen in Him, from the dead, to life. Do we see that? He died for what we could not. He suffered for what we could not. He walked a walk we could not. Why? BECAUSE HE CREATED IT ALL, WE DIDN'T. Only The Creator has the power to create life. We were dead; we couldn't have created ourselves alive. We are what we are because of Him and Him only. May we never forget that thought now that we are entering the promised land.

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