TheShiningLight

Preparing the Way of the Lord

Deuteronomy 31 – 34

Deuteronomy 31

Moses gives his last instructions to the people and hands the leadership over to Joshua.

31:1 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.

31:2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

Joshua was faithful to live by every Word of God and no enemy could stand before him.  If the New Covenant called out of spiritual Israel are faithfully diligent to live by every Word of God like Joshua was, we shall enter into the Promised Land of eternal life; for our Mighty God will go before us to conquer every sin and the grave itself.

31:3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations [as an instructional example of God destroying all sin and all of the unrepentant wicked in their due time] from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, he shall [Joshua shall be your physical leader] go over before thee, as the LORD hath said.

31:4 And the LORD shall do unto them [the Canaanites] as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed.  31:5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.

Physical Israel was not to fear but was to trust in God; even so today’s  spiritual Israel is not to fear what any man can do, but we are to be zealous to live by every Word of God; for the Almighty One is the Champion of all those who love him enough to follow him, to trust in him and to live by his every Word.

31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Yes brethren, be strong for our LORD; to learn and to faithfully live by his every Word;  be strong my friends and do not fear what any man can do; for our LORD is victorious over all, even over the grave itself!

31:7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

31:8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Moses then wrote out [or caused to be written] a copy of this book of Deuteronomy and commanded that it be read to all the people every seventh year at the Feast of Tabernacles, to remind all the people in BOTH the Mosaic and the New Covenant of their imperative to obey their Covenant to live by every Word of God, so that they might prosper and receive the promised blessings.

This scriptural instruction to read Deuteronomy at the Fall Festival is widely ignored to this day.  If only we would obey this instruction and read this book of Deuteronomy regularly at the Feast of Tabernacles, we would be reminded of how far we have fallen from our baptismal commitment, and we would be warned of the correction which is soon coming upon us if we remain steadfast in our sins.

31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.

31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,

31:11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

31:12 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:

31:13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

God then speaks to Moses and makes Joshua God’s leader over Israel.  Moses and then Joshua were Judges over Israel as were the leaders of the book of Judges until the nation became a kingdom. 

31:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.

God speaks to Moses and Joshua

31:15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.

31:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; . . .

God foretells the future of the people of physical Israel saying that they would fall away and suffer many things before sincerely repenting and turning to serve God. 

Despite this example for our instruction these same things have happened to today’s spiritual Ekklesia which has also fallen away from any zeal to live by every Word of God.

. . . and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

31:17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?

Because even today’s New Covenant spiritual Israel has forsaken the Eternal to follow their idols of men and false traditions; God will surely reject us into great tribulation (Rev 3:14-22), along with modern physical Israel and Judah.

31:18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.

31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.

31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware. 

God’s two servants will surely remind physical and spiritual Israel to sincerely repent and turn to a zeal to live by every Word of God during the tribulation.

Moses encourages Joshua and commands that this book of Deuteronomy be placed in the Ark to be kept safe for a witness against the people.

31:22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.

Where are the Joshua’s of today; who will help prepare and lead the brethren towards true godliness?  Where are the Daniel’s and Elijah’s, who are strong to cleave to their Mighty One as a Shining Light of example, to show the brethren the ways of the Eternal and the way to life eternal?

31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun [of Ephraim] a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.

31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

31:25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,

31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

31:27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

It is so sad that human beings are driven to follow men; and that a supposedly godly people will quickly follow deceitful men away from God.

31:28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

 

Deuteronomy 32

Not to be confused with the Song of Moses’ rejoicing over the crossing of the Red Sea this Song given to Moses by God and is a warning to the people of physical  Israel and the brethren of spiritual Israel from Almighty God.

God is NOT a respecter of persons, just like he dealt with physical Israel; he WILL deal with spiritual Israel.  Our strong correction is coming and is at the very door.

At that time when physical and spiritual Judah and Israel have been taken in their last captivity for all their abominations with which they have defiled themselves, they shall sincerely  repent and turn to their God; and Messiah the Christ SHALL come to deliver them. 

The Song of Moses given to him by Almighty God as a witness against physical and spiritual Israel.  Hear ye the Word of the LORD!

32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I  will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my  mouth.

32:2 My doctrine [the teachings of Holy Scripture] shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain [dew and mist] upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children [they are not God’s children but rebellious people]: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

32:6 Do ye thus requite [is this how we reward God for calling us] the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.

32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Physical Israel [Jacob] is God’s portion; how much more then is New Covenant spiritual Israel to be the children of God?

32:9 For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

As physical Israel was chosen by God to be God’s people, God the Father found us in the filth of our sins and called us to him and his son as a spiritual New Covenant Israel (Jer 51:31, Eze 36:26).

32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

32:14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.

32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Jeshurun (Hebrew: יְשֻׁרוּן), in the Hebrew Bible, is a poetic name for Israel, derived from a root word meaning upright, just or straight.  Jeshurun appears four times in the Hebrew Bible — three times in Deuteronomy and once in Isaiah. It can mean the people of Israel (Deut. 32:15; 33:26), the Land of Israel (Deut. 33:5;), or the Patriarch Jacob (whom an Angel renamed Israel in Genesis 32:29):

New Covenant spiritual Israel has also provoked God our Father in heaven and Jesus Christ the Husband of our baptismal commitment, by turning away to follow idols of men and rejecting truth and any zeal to live by every Word of God, to cleave to our own false traditions.

32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods [which today’s spiritual Ekklesia does with idols of men and corporate entities, which we love more than we love to live by every Word of God], with abominations provoked they him to anger.

I will be very bold to write the truth here.  Today’s Ekklesia, the church of God groups, has been misled to exalt men and corporate church organizations as having the ultimate moral authority to bind and loose the Word of God. 

See lessons 101 to 106 on the Sovereignty of God for an explanation of “binding and loosing.”

I say straight out:  This idea that men have authority over God’s Word to decide what they want to keep [bind] or not keep [loose]:  Is a Doctrine of Demons! 

Almighty God decides and Almighty God teaches and commands; and we are to live by every Word of God; so says Jesus Christ!

Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

1 John 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods  that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

Brethren, today’s Ekklesia has forgotten any zeal to live by every Word of the Rock of our Salvation.  We even call God’s Sabbath’s holy; condemning ourselves with our own mouths as we buy in restaurants and employ caterers and run businesses on God’s Holy Time!  

The long suffering patience of God in giving us time to repent from our wickedness until now, does not mean that God’s correction will never come!  Our time of correction is now at hand!

32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

The LORD is beginning to abhor today’s spiritual  Ekklesia for our wicked rebellions against him to follow our idols of men in place of any zeal to live by HIS WORD  (Rev 3:14-22).

32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking [rebelliousness] of his sons, and of his daughters.

32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward [stubborn self-willed] generation, children in whom is no faith.

32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with [by serving idols of men] that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell [God’s anger will burn like the depths of the earth where the elements are molten], and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains [symbolically mountains represent governments: this speaking of the great tribulation wars].

32:23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

32:25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

God will then correct the spiritual Ekklesia and the proud nations far and wide.

32:27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.

Rejecting any zeal to live by every Word of God neither physical nor spiritual Israel today, has any wisdom or understanding concerning the things of God.

32:28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

We must ask ourselves how our enemies could defeat our great nations and fill us with fear, if it is not a correction from God.

32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

The gods of the nations are not like the God of Abraham; yet they will prevail against us.  Why?  Is it not because our God is against us and is allowing our correction?

32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:

32:33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

The nations that will be used to defeat and correct the nations of physical Israel and the called out of spiritual Israel, will themselves ultimately be corrected for their own wickedness. 

32:35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

When we see our idols and little gods of men and false traditions being destroyed; then we will sincerely repent and run to the Eternal, the Rock of our Salvation.  When God sees our great pride in ourselves broken and our sincere repentance he will repent [stop] from correcting us and God will begin to show us mercy.

32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

32:37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,

God mocks our false idols of men, telling us to call upon them to save us.  Can our idols of men to whom we give our substance and seek to hear and follow their false ways, save us?  Not at all!

32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.

It is the Eternal who slays and who saves for all eternity; and not any corporate church organization or human being.  Let us follow the Eternal to live by every Word of God alone, following men: ONLY as they follow God.

32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

32:44 And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea [Joshua] the son of Nun.

32:45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:

32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.

32:47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing [living by every Word of God] ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

The Song of Warning is Ended; Moses was told to go to Mt Nebo to see the promised land, and to go to the place where he would die.

32:48 And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,

32:49 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:

32:50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:

32:51 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.

32:52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.

 

Deuteronomy 33

Moses before his death blessed the tribes of Israel and prophesied from God about their future.   These things have happened only in part today,  really being prophecies about the Millennium and beyond, when these people will turn to a zeal for God and these blessings will come to the full.

33:1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

33:4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

33:5 And he [God] was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.

I am going to add the Prophetic Blessings of Jacob in Genesis 49 beside the Prophetic Blessings of Moses, to give a fuller picture. 

I will identify the locations of those tribes whose modern identity is certain.   It is obvious that there has been a very substantial mixing of races and that tribal identity refers only to the primary founding peoples.

 

Reuben

Deuteronomy 33:6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.

Genesis 49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: 49:4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Reuben is not to perish nor is Reuben to become an independent nation in his own right because of instability, yet Reuben is to have a large population in spite of being stateless.

The tribe of Reuben migrated from Palestine north into Scandinavia where they became known as North Men [Normans] and separating from Naphtali they then migrated southward and settled in Normandy, northern France. 

Later most of them migrated from France to Louisiana which became a part of the US, and to Canada where they became the Quebecois and Acadians. 

While Lower Louisiana had been settled by French colonists since the late 17th century, the Cajuns trace their roots to the influx of Acadian settlers after the Great Expulsion from their homeland in Maritime Canada, during the French and British hostilities prior to the Seven Years’ War (1756 to 1763).  In the USA those deported by Britain to Louisiana are called Cajuns [French  les Acadiens] or  Accadians. 

Reuben makes up a substantial part of the populations of the United States and Canada.

 

Judah

Deuteronomy 33:7 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.

Genesis 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. 49:9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.  49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Judah has always been identified as the Jews, however today many Jews do not identify themselves racially, but by an affiliation to Rabbinic Judaism. 

Christ will come to Judah at Jerusalem and with him the resurrected king David (Ezek 34 and 37) to whom the sceptre belongs.

 

Levi

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

33:9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

33:10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.

33:11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.

Levi was called out of the tribes of Israel to become the tribe of God.  Therefore Levi is not considered to be one of the Twelve Tribes but remained scattered in both Judah and in the Ten Tribes of Israel.

 

Levi and Simeon

Levi and Simeon were men with strong temper and were not to become nations, they were to be divided and scattered through the tribes of Israel.

Genesis 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

 

Benjamin

Benjamin was a war like  people shedding much blood in Israel during the period of the Judges.  Benjamin would remain attached to Judah and would not be considered to be one of the Ten Tribes of Israel, later – in the millennium – settling down and enjoying the riches of his inheritance, dwelling in a safe place.

Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD [Judah] shall dwell in safety by him [Benjamin and Judah will dwell together]; and the Lord shall cover [protect] him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.  

When God rent the Ten Tribes from Rehoboam, Judah and Benjamin were left together.

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil

 

Joseph

Joseph replaced Reuben as the first born, and was granted a double portion with his two sons each becoming a separate tribe in Israel.

Deuteronomy 33:13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath [the riches under the land],  33:14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon [blessings of great harvest from which came the wheat sheaf symbol],  33:15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills [forestry, minerals and mining]33:16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush [God’s blessings and protection]: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns [H7214 meaning “his strong bull;”  due to the influence of James 1, this was mistranslated as unicorns in 1611]: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim [H7233 great numbers], and they are the [many] thousands of Manasseh. 

The term “strong bull” was deliberately mistranslated as “unicorn” by the king James translators, to insert the modern symbol of Scotland [unicorns] into the Bible, because James, a Scottish king, believed that he was a king from the line of David.

The richness of the British/American peoples are obvious and cannot be denied.  They are truly descended from Joseph and have inherited these blessings.  That does not mean that they are ruled by a monarch of the House of David today! 

Joseph [the Anglo Saxon people; are the British and American people] would fight many, many wars, and receive mighty blessings of good things.

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: 49:23  [They will have many enemies and much war, but will be blessed by God with great strength over their enemies.] The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; 

49:25 Even by the God of thy father [Abraham], who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

 

Zebulun

Zebulun is to dwell by the sea and is prophesied to be converted in the millennium.

Deuteronomy 33:18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.  33:19 They shall call the people unto the mountain [during the millennium they will call people to come to the Temple Mount; probably referring to Zebulun bringing people with ships]; there [at the Ezekiel Temple] they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

Genesis 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

 

Issachar

Genesis 49:14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 49:15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

 

Gad

Gad will be overcome during the tribulation but at the coming of Messiah he will overcome and sincerely repent.

Deuteronomy 33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.  33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.

Genesis 49:19  Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

 

Dan

Dan shall leap from Bashan [Mt Hermon or Golan], he shall have his own nation and shall vex his brothers This speaking of the Irish [Dan]  fight for independence from the British [Ephraim]. 

The Patriarch Dan was born from the handmaid of Rachel, Bilhah. Rachel was in envy of her sister Leah. She wanted so badly to bear a child for Jacob, that she gave him her handmaid to bear a son. That son was Dan. When he was born she said, “God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.” (Gen 30:6). he meaning of the word “Dan” is “Judge” (Strong’s #1777 “judge”). 

When Israel took possession of the promised land, the tribe of Dan was allotted its tribal inheritance in the South Western area of that land.. Dan was situated on the Mediterranean Sea, and included the busy port of Joppa, next to modern Tel-Aviv (Joshua 19:40-48).

Many Danes later left the land sailing from Joppa in ships while others migrated Northwards to Laish, and called the city Dan, after their father, see Judges 18. The northern city Laish, now called Dan, by the tribe of Dan, was about thirty miles inland from the ancient busy port of Tyre.

In the 1200’s B.C., before Dan went to Laish, in a song commemorating a great Israelite victory, the Judge Deborah lamented that during the battle, the “men of Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan [River], and [asked] why DAN REMAINED IN SHIPS?” (Judges 5:17). 

Dan was divided into two halves as an early migration by ship to Ireland was later followed by a second migration from Laish after the Assyrian captivity, ending up in Denmark. 

The western Irish half tribe of Dan has vexed Ephraim, while the eastern Danish half tribe has been a peaceable nation. 

Deuetronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

Genesis 49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.  Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

 

Naphtali

Naphtali is to be known for wise words.

Deuteronomy 33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south. 

A Hebraism for a long sea coast; Naphtali immigrated to Norway [the west] and /Sweden [south of Norway.

Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

 

Asher

Asher shall be strong, be wealthy and have access to oil.

Deuteronomy 33:24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.  33:25 Thy shoes shall be [he will walk on; possess] iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

Genesis 49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

All Israel and their nations will be blessed of the Eternal in the Kingdom of God.

 

Brethren, these prophecies are only in part for now, given  because God had promised these blessings to our forefathers.  They are to be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God in their fullness, when all Israel repents and turns to the Eternal with a whole heart.

Jeshurun (Hebrew: יְשֻׁרוּן), in the Hebrew Bible, is a poetic name for Israel, derived from a root word meaning upright, just or straight. Jeshurun appears four times in the Hebrew Bible — three times in Deuteronomy and once in Isaiah. It can mean the people of Israel (Deut. 32:15; 33:26), the Land of Israel (Deut. 33:5;), or the Patriarch Jacob (whom an Angel renamed Israel in Genesis 32:29):

Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

33:29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

 

Deuteronomy 34

The scribe then writes a conclusion to this book concerning the last few days of Moses life  and his death.

34:1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,

34:2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,

34:3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

34:4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

34:6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

34:8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, [until the coming of “That Prophet” Messiah the Christ].

34:11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,

34:12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.

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