Our Teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Deuteronomy 3.1-13.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, UNTO YOUR DESCENDANTS HAVE I GIVEN THIS LAND FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES.
And with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 3.1-13.
In reviewing The Law, Moses told The Children of Israel how they defeated Og the King of Bashan, and Sihon the King of the Amorites.
Bashan was in the Golan Heights area of today. While the Amorites were by the Dead Sea, and south of the Euphrates River. All were on the east side of The Jordan River in current-day Jordan. And The Children of Israel also took all of Gilead which is in current-day Jordan.
They were huge victories, Moses told The People. They did what The LORD Commanded them to do. The Children of Israel killed both Kings, who with all their people came out to fight against Israel. But The armies of Israel killed all their people that there were none left remaining.
And they took and possessed their land and all their houses and cities that were fenced with high walls, gates and bars, beside their unwalled towns. Sixty cities in all. And they took their spoils from their cities. And Israel took all their cattle and livestock.
And the land that Israel began to possess, Moses gave to The Tribes of Reuben and Gad, and half The Tribe of Manasseh.
And Moses said to The People, The LORD Your GOD has given you this Land to Possess it. DEUTERONOMY 3.18
All the land of Canaan was before The Children of Israel to Possess that was to become The Land of Israel, The Jewish Homeland for as long as the earth remains. GENESIS 17.8
And many of those people were huge. The Bible says that the bed of Og, the King of Bashan was fourteen and a half feet long by seven feet wide. King Og was the last of the giants. And many of those giants of the past lived in current-day Israel. DEUTERONOMY 3.11
GOD says through The Prophet Isaiah, THE GRASS WITHERS, THE FLOWER FADES, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER. ISAIAH 40.8
THIS IS SUCH A KEY SCRIPTURE.
The word WITHERS in Hebrew, as in The Grass Withers is YAH’VAYSH.
And the word FADES in Hebrew, as in The Flower FADES is NAH’VAYL.
Meaning, The Grass Withers. It Dries Up. And it Shrivels and Fades Away.
But in Human terms, The Grass that Withers is CONFUSED and UTTERLY FADES AWAY.
The Flower on the other hand Fades. It Wilts and Falls, and becomes Vile.
However in Human terms, the meaning is this. THE FLOWER FADING AWAY IS FOOLISH, WICKED, DESPISED, AND A DISGRACE. IT IS DISHONORED, VILE, AND COMES TO NOTHING.
THAT IS A PORTRAIT OF A BIBLE TEACHER WHO TEACHES FALSE BIBLE DOCTRINE.
BECAUSE THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. THE WORD OF OUR GOD NEVER WITHERS, NOR DOES THE WORD OF OUR GOD EVER FADE AWAY.
But like the grass that withers and the flower that fades away, the Bible teacher who teaches false doctrine that GOD’S Law of Moses, is abolished, is Confused, Wicked, Foolish, Despised, a Disgrace, Dishonored, Vile, and Comes To Nothing.
That is Biblical Teaching.
The False Bible teacher must turn to The Truth and Teach The Truth that The Word of GOD stands Forever. And GOD’S Law of Moses Written in the first five Books of The Bible IS The Word of GOD. ISAIAH 40.8
THE BIBLE TEACHER MUST KNOW, BELIEVE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE BIBLE SAYS, THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER.
BECAUSE THAT IS KEY TO TEACHING AND UNDERSTANDING GOD AND THE BIBLE.
Some 1,700 years before Isaiah spoke these Words, The grass withers, the flower fades, but The Word of Our GOD shall stand forever, GOD made a Promise, call it a Covenant with Abram even before GOD changed his name to Abraham, GOD Spoke these Words to Abram that are written in GENESIS 15.13-21
GENESIS 15.13 GOD told Abram, Know for certain. Know that this will Certainly Happen that your descendants, The Children of Israel will be strangers in a land that is not theirs. That land, of course, turned out to be Egypt. And at the time, GOD was speaking to him, Abram had no descendants. He had no children.
And The LORD continued, And they will serve them. Abraham’s Jewish descendants will serve the Egyptians.
The word SERVE in Hebrew is AHVAHD meaning, Abraham’s descendants will be SERVANTS AND SLAVES to the Egyptians. And the Egyptians will afflict them. They will Humble The Children of Israel as slaves. They will distress them with mental and bodily pain. They will beat them down, and destroy them for four hundred years.
And we know that happened in Egypt. The Jewish People remember that well at their Passover Seders every year.
GENESIS 15.14 Then The LORD GOD Said to Abram, That nation that your People will serve, I will Judge. The Hebrew Word for JUDGE is DAHN, meaning, GOD will execute JUDGMENT upon the Egyptians according to Law. GOD’S Law. The Law of Moses.
We know what happened in Egypt. GOD destroyed Egypt and the Egyptian people with plagues and wonders. And then He killed their entire army, and Pharaoh, when The LORD caused The Red Sea to fall on them. EXODUS 14.8
And afterward, The LORD said to Abraham, Your descendants will come out with great wealth. And they did. The Bible says, The LORD gave The People favor in the sight of the Egyptians when they were leaving Egypt on foot for The Promised Land, so that the Egyptians granted The Children of Israel their requests. So they emptied Egypt. EXODUS 12.36
GENESIS 15.15 And The LORD said to Abraham, And you shall go to your fathers in peace. You shall be buried in a good old age. Abraham died at the age of 175 years. GENESIS 25.7-8
Abraham was about eighty years old when GOD told him the future of His People.
GENESIS 15.16 But in the fourth generation, that is after four hundred years of slavery in Egypt, GOD said, Your People will come here again. Your People, The Children of Israel will come here to Canaan again. Canaan was where GOD was speaking to Abraham. And Canaan was where Abraham and his wife Sarah were living when GOD gave Abraham these Promises.
And, as GOD said, The Children of Israel did come to Canaan. Canaan was The Promised Land. And The Children of Israel fought the Canaanites, defeated them, killed them, and possessed their Land to become Israel’s permanent Homeland as GOD promised Abraham.
We’re reading that history now in The Book of Deuteronomy. These Words that GOD spoke to Abraham were about 776 years before The Children of Israel, some three million strong, walked from Egypt to Canaan to conquer and possess the Land of Canaan that GOD renamed The Land of Israel. Just as GOD Covenanted with Abraham. It is Written.
And this is very important. GOD told Abraham the reason The Children of Israel would kill the Canaanites, and drive them out of their land, and possess it was because of THE INIQUITY of the Amorites.
The Amorites are another name for the Canaanites. GENESIS 15.16
GOD said, But in the fourth generation Abraham’s descendants, The Children of Israel, shall come here again. For the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet FULL.
The Word FULL in Hebrew, as in, The INIQUITY of the Amorites is not yet FULL, is SHAH’LAYM meaning COMPLETE. And in this Scripture, COMPLETE also means, TO BRING TO AN END.
Complete has a number of meanings. But in this teaching about the Canaanites, the iniquity of the Canaanites WILL BE COMPLETE and COME TO AN END when The Children of Israel come into Canaan and drive the Canaanites out, and kill them as GOD Commanded The Children of Israel.
That is when the iniquity of the Canaanites came to an end because there were so few Canaanites left.
INIQUITY in Hebrew is AH’VONE meaning Perversity, Depravity, Evil, and Sin. All the crimes of the Canaanites are punishable by death, even today, unless the person or persons Believe in Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and Repent, and turn to GOD and live their lives according to GOD’S Teachings, Laws, and Instructions that are written in GOD’S Law of Moses. ISAIAH 53.10, EZEKIEL 18.21, ZECHARIAH 12.10, ROMANS 5.11, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ETC.
But for some crazy reason, the church has abolished The Law of Moses by teaching false doctrine that Jesus Christ abolished GOD’S Law of Moses at His death.
GOD GAVE MOSES HIS LAWS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FACE TO FACE. AND MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD. HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER. EXODUS 25.21-22, EXODUS 33.11, DEUTERONOMY 34.10, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 8.39-40, 56-59, JOHN 12.45, 49, JOHN 14.9
The jesus whom the church says abolished The Law of Moses is not The Jesus of The Bible, but another jesus. 2 CORINTHIANS 11.3-4
THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE IS GOD. THE ONE GOD OF CREATION. HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, JEHOVAH ELOHIM, THE FATHER.
YESHUA THE MESSIAH SAYS SO HIMSELF. SO DOES THE TANAKH, THE OLD TESTAMENT, IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN ISAIAH 9.5, AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN ISAIAH 9.6. ADD TO THAT MESSIAH’S OWN WORDS IN JOHN 12.45, 49, AND JOHN 14.9
NOWHERE DOES THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE TEACH THAT JESUS ABOLISHED GOD’S LAW OF MOSES. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE. NO ONE CAN ABOLISH THE LAW. NOT EVEN GOD HIMSELF. BECAUSE THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. DEUTERONOMY 32.1-2, DEUTERONOMY 12.32, ISAIAH 40.8
Let’s look at these Words that GOD Spoke to The Children of Israel that stand today, yesterday, and forever in LEVITICUS 18.24-30
THAT IS A LESSON AND A WARNING FOR ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH.
GOD’S WORD STANDS FOREVER. SOMEONE SHOULD POINT THAT OUT TO THE FALSE BIBLE TEACHERS BY SHOWING THEM ISAIAH 40.8. AND PETER REPEATS THOSE VERY SAME WORDS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IN 1 PETER 1.23-25
ADD TO THAT NUMBERS 15.14, 15, 16, 31, AND 1 JOHN 3.4
HERE’S A SIMPLE TEACHING. IF ANYTHING DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE LAW OF MOSES, IT IS WRONG.
BACK TO GENESIS 15.17 The smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between the animal sacrifice pieces was GOD Ratifying His Covenant with Abraham. Making GOD’S Covenant Official, Permanent, Valid, and Everlasting. That The Land of Israel belongs to The Jewish People for an Everlasting Possession.
So, we know that Israel’s history of slavery in Egypt took place. And that GOD delivered Israel out of Egypt after four hundred years of bondage, as GOD said. We know that GOD drove the Canaanites out of their land. And that GOD gave the Canaanite land to Israel for an Everlasting Possession. But unfortunately, many peoples and nations strive to drive The Jewish People out of their Eternal Homeland Israel. But to no avail. One day those enemies of The Jewish People will meet their GOD, for Judgment! GENESIS 12.3
GENESIS 15.18-21 The same day, The LORD made a Covenant with Abram saying, Unto your descendants have I given this Land, from The River of Egypt, to The Great River, The River Euphrates. The Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. Those were peoples and nations living in the land of Canaan.
And those are The GOD-Given Boundaries of Israel. And those will be the boundaries of Israel from a River in Egypt to The Euphrates River when THE LORD GOD, MESSIAH YESHUA Returns from Heaven with His Holy Ones to establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel for one thousand years that will be like The Garden of Eden.
- So, for those huge numbers of Bible teachers who teach that Jesus has abolished GOD’S Law of Moses, and The Law of Moses is The WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, that is just plain dumb, and dangerous. A teaching for losing one’s Salvation. Especially for the teacher who does not change. PROVERBS 3.1-2, PROVERBS 7.1-2 PROVERBS 13.2, 13, 14 VERSE 2 THE TRANSGRESSOR SINS BY VIOLATING GOD’S LAW OF MOSES. 1 JOHN 3.4 MARK 13.31 YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER. AND MESSIAH’S WORDS WILL NEVER PASS AWAY BECAUSE THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER. ISAIAH 40.8
ACTS 5.32 GOD GIVES THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THOSE WHO OBEY HIM. THAT IS, THOSE WHO OBEY THE WORD OF GOD THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES. ACTS 6. 3, 4, 7 VERSE 4 THE MINISTRY OF MESSIAH’S DISCIPLES AND APOSTLES WAS TO MINISTER THE WORD OF GOD. AND THE WORD OF GOD INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.
VERSE 7 NOT THAT THE DISCIPLES ADDED TO THE WORD OF GOD. THEY DIDN’T. THAT IS NOT LAWFUL. BUT THE NUMBER OF MESSIAH’S DISCIPLES WHO HEARD THE WORD OF GOD, AND TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD GREW AND MULTIPLIED GREATLY IN JERUSALEM.
AND MANY KOHANIM, THAT IS MANY JEWISH PRIESTS WERE OBEDIENT TO THE FAITH. THEY BELIEVED IN MESSIAH YESHUA, AND OBEYED TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES. DEUTERONOMY 4.2
The Bible Teaches that GOD has given The Jewish People The Land from The River of Egypt to The Great River, The River Euphrates. That is The Land of Israel. And those Borders will quickly return to The Jewish People when The Messiah Yeshua Returns from Heaven with His Holy Ones. And GOD will restore that Land for His Jewish People and all non-Jewish People who belong to Messiah Yeshua.
And the Land will be like The Garden of Eden.
AND THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER. ISAIAH 40.8, GENESIS 15.13-21, ISAIAH 51.3