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:64- And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
Here God tells them that he will scatter them among all people. This was during the church age. They fell among all the churches. Here they again worshipped the wood and stone gods of man-made temples. Their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did not ‘know’ these gods.
:65- And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
He is calling these seven churches the nations now. Here they do not find rest just as their fathers in the OT law did not find rest. Heb. 4 declares that Jesus never gave them rest. So as the church rejected the true Rest of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and refused the speaking in tongues which Isaiah 28 declares is the refreshing and the rest to the soul, they again do not find rest. Jesus said come unto me and I will give you rest to your soul. They refused to come to Jesus. So they never had anything except trembling heart and sorrow.
:66- And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
Here it tells the condition of the church ‘Israelites’ that they doubt for their eternal life. They never have any true assurance that they have life, so the fear day and night.
:67- In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! And at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! For the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
In the ‘morning’, the time of the birth of the Church at Pentecost, (this is the dawning of the New Day of Grace) they wish it were even, or at the latter part of the OT. But at the even of the Church, the time of the last true Church, the second anointed witness of God; they receive their second judgment and pouring out of the wrath of the Lamb. So they wish now that it was morning and they could start over and find true rest.
:68- And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
This is their final destruction as they have let the ‘ships’ of the ‘church’ take them back into Egypt, or bondage = the law.
Now I will show you the two different covenants in these same Scriptures.
De 5:1- And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. 5:2- The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.5: 3- The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
Here we find that God said this covenant was made with not with their fathers, = Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was made with those of them alive that day as Moses spoke to them. This is that covenant given to them in Horeb.
Ge 9:8- And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
: 9- And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
: 10- And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.11- And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
: 12- And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
: 13- I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14- And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15- And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16- And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
Now this shows that God had established the everlasting Covenant with Noah and every living creature. So what is this everlasting Covenant? It is Grace.
Ge 6:8- But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
So see by grace Noah escaped the judgment of his day. By grace, when Jesus died on the cross he cleansed the whole world; every living creature was now clean.
In Genesis 17 we find that God established the everlasting Covenant with Abraham. But it is not to all the natural seeds of Abraham. Paul bore out that is comes through Isaac into Jesus and then into the true Christians. They are the spiritual seed of Abraham. Paul said if ye be Christ’ then are you Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.
Ge 17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
This covenant is grace, not the Law of Moses.
In this chapter we find that God gave them a land for an everlasting possession. So this could not be the natural Canaan. They were driven out of that land and scattered. Paul told us that Abraham counted himself a stranger there and looked for a city with foundations [the apostles] whose builder and maker is God. He looked for a Heavenly City, the New Jerusalem. This is the land he gave the true seed of Abraham, the children of faith, those in grace.
Ex 6:2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. -: 4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. : 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
Here God told Moses that he had established his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So this has to be speaking of the everlasting covenant, Grace. These are the children of Israel with whom God established his promises. This is the true Christians, the seed of Christ. God remembered this Grace covenant and saved this nation because the true seed of Christ was inside this law nation. The Egyptians keeping them in bondage speaks of the law children.
Ex 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. : 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD. : 9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
Here Moses told them God would deliver them from the ‘bondage’ = law. But He was speaking to the spiritual seed within that nation (see my message Two nations in one). See then that the bondage or law children did not hear for anguish of spirit and cruel bondage. The true seed hears this deliverance message. He promised to bring them [the promised seed, the Christians] into the land he swore to give to Abraham, which is the New Jerusalem. They entered this promised ‘land’ on the Day of Pentecost, when God’s own Holy Spirit took up residence inside them. Glory! But there is more to come to those who overcome the mixed spirit within the seven churches. This is the final and true heritage of the true Children of Christ = the glorified body at our resurrection. This is to be our true inherited LAND.
I know this is a very long message, and I had thought to place this next part into a separate message because of the length. But I think it best to just go ahead with this. It is just too important to teaching this message of the two covenants. I wish I had the means to put this message into booklet form. It will be long enough for this and should be distributed to many people. But I do not have the means to do such a thing. May God provide for this if it is His Will.
Le 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
This is a positive statement saying that the true children of faith will not set up and serve any idols. The main identification of those under law is that they serve idols. All of your holidays are idols. Your manmade buildings, which you dote so much on, are idols. There are many in most people’s lives. But the true children of God will worship Him and Him only. No idols.
:2 Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. :3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; :4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. :5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
The above speaks of both the New Covenant and the Reign of peace of earth.
:6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. : 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. : 8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. : 9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
This speaks of the true ministers chasing their enemies, those of law and causing them to fall by the sword of the Word and thus bringing them into Grace and life. These are the ones he establishes his everlasting covenant with.
:11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. : 12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. : 13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Here he speaks of Jesus, his tabernacle. Those who follow him, He will not hate. This is the people of Grace. He walks among us and is our God and we are his true people. He brought us out of bondage = the law. He broke every yoke off his true people. He set both the sons and the daughters free. The above is to the obedient people of grace. The next verses speak to the disobedient ones who cling to law and break his everlasting covenant of grace.
:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: 16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. : 17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
Here God speaks to those who did not hear his true judgments and obey his grace covenant but went back to law. They will be slain before the NT Ministers and be ruled over by them.
:18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven (seals) times more for your sins. : 19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass: 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. : 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues (trumpets) upon you according to your sins.22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
In the above verses God starts the judgments against the OT people who clung to law and refused Pentecost. These are the seven seals in Revelation. These foolish virgins, the false church, clinging to law will yield no fruit for all their labour. They do the works of men, not of God. They build programs and buildings instead of teaching the Word and converting souls to righteousness. So the plagues of Rev. comes upon them. This happens first at the close of the OT. It will repeat at the close of the church.
:23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; 24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
Yet repented they not of their sins, so God Brings the seven vials upon them.
:25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
This is where God avenges those who reject the grace covenant or the blood of Jesus and his mercy. He sends the Sword of the Word upon them and they are delivered into the hand of their enemy, the NT.
:26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
This is wonderful. The first time I read this and saw what it was saying, I laughed so much I almost fell off my bed.
This is saying that after God has broken the staff of the OT or law bread, that now the ten virgins, the five wise and the five foolish, which is the NT Church, shall now prepare their food for them. Now they cannot eat of the Law of Moses; they must eat of the words of the Apostles.
But since part of the church departs from the truth and walks again after the law, then they became the foolish churches. Thus they are never truly satisfied with this NT Bread. The one oven is the NT. They must feed from the NT teachings. Funny how they thought women could not teach and God makes them eat from these ten women!
:27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; 28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Here God becomes furious at those who refuse to walk according to the NT teachings. He again chastises them seven times.
:29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. : 30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your