Moses Jesus, Deuteronomy, John One discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
His teaching on the Book of Deuteronomy Chapter One Thousand Nine hundred twenty. Okay obviously we're in the Tora just by way of review and we had we genesis exodus. Lucas his numbers. Deuteronomy are the Torah or the Pentateuch and the Greek and of these though we of course in a book. That's really collection of sermons. Where Moses knowing as at the end of his days is reviewing and giving them a final message and so the whole redemptive God's plan redemption was an exodus his his instruction for worship and twenty numbers ten and then their failure faith where they were condemned to a thirty eight years to take thirty eight years? What we should have been eleven day journey in the book of numbers? Finally we get during those after those they have as you call as we review. Before the conquest east of Jordan the King of og the king of Ceylon and arrested him and but we always think of the conquest as being under Joshua in Israel. Proper as we would call or a UH west of the Jordan River but they had several conquest east and they actually setup some cities. We're talking about in a minute. Which is one reason? I want to get this in perspective but we we get to the book of Deuteronomy. The whole the issue here is relationship. Let me surprise you because we were talking a lot. But the laws as Moses continues to review the various laws that were established in exodus and numbers and so forth. It's actually set of sermons and it's really about relationship. The basic message is that God has not changed since then and man has not changed since. Then that's the basic message. Believe it or not. In the book of Deuteronomy as Love Book of Deuteronomy is the book that Jesus quotes from more than any other book. He quotes from each generally Jesus quotes from each of the books of the Torah and attributed them to Moses. So these people who think that Moses didn't write haven't done their homework if you if you believe Jesus scratching up who wrote the book the books most most it. You don't believe indeed scratch. You've got bigger problems in the authorship of the Torah but Jesus quotes from look of Deuteronomy than any other it's interesting during temptations famous temptations. Each one of those responses is a quote from the Scripture in each of the scriptures in that have been around me. And so it's it's not a question of do's and don'ts really deuteronomy actually not about legalism as it would seem so superficial reading. It's actually a lot relationship. and Jesus is the fulfillment of each of these issues and each relationships ships. And I won't go through the rest. They'll be in the notes we'll go ahead and so the book is pretty simple. There should really a group of sermons and then a summary of three sermons. It's really and then some comments that were appended of course by the scribes regarding Moses very final days and so now we mentioned last time eighteen the qualities our prophet and so what we mentioned that under in the gospel of John when they when John the Baptist was east of the Jordan twenty miles from Jerusalem the the Scribes had to send a special investigator investigative team to find out what was going on with such crowds John the Baptist at the Jordan from the temple area that the wanted to find out what's going on now. That's very interesting itself. We realize these people are on foot. There was no rental cars like today in Jerusalem you have around car and twenty mile drive and get to know. These people walked twenty miles to John. The Baptist so many the investigative but when they went there the actually questions. Are you the Messiah. No are you the the Elijah no are you. That Prophet the Prophet of Moses. Of course he said no and then he he was in you. Go on and John One. But this prophet offered of Moses. It's interesting that from Deuteronomy. Eighteen and other passages. There was an expectation. Obviously return of lij mentioned the Malachi in several places and obviously The the Messiah was atmosphere expectation there. But the Prophet Moses Jesus was incidentally interestingly enough fulfillment of that too as parallels between Moses and Jesus he was buried in both of them were spared an infancy both of them renounced royal court both of them both Jesus and Moses had compassion for the people both Jesus Moses Make Intercession for the people in both x thirty four and Second Corinthians three they spoke with face to face and of course both of them were mediators of Covenant Moses and the Old Testament of course Jesus in the New Testament so it's interesting to see those parallels but deuteronomy structures pretty straightforward. I P versus the first few chapters about the failure that they had endured the conclusion of the thirty eight years of wilderness. Just wandering the mutual love that the love of God for the people and the obligations in response in fact. That's really what chapters twelve through twenty seven deal with the obligations of God. God related people. And even though we're not under the law there's many things that will gleaned from that as being God related people and then the alternatives that are before God related people in Chapters Persona thirty and then the final arrangements that for continuity with Moses passing at the end of the book so quick Snapshot Of the Book and of course we are in in Chapters nineteen and twenty tonight so nineteen. We're GONNA talk a little bit about the cities of refuge. We're talking about what a goal is and we'll talk about the principle of Lex Talionis which you know as I for night So forth so but it's interesting what's happening here. Is there anticipating a settlement. They've been wandering for thirty eight years so all the arrangements that they're used to as a crowding nomadic group are starting to shift because they're going after Moses dies are going to be going into the Lion Motor Joshua and so on but they'll start settling and some change is going to start decentralizing the administration of Justice as nomadic tribes of Central Authority with Moses and the priest and so forth. They'RE GONNA have to distribute that. So it's GonNa Change caused some changes under Moses the the alter had become an asylum for someone who killed other person accidentally if you were accused of manslaughter killed someone in those days. The next of kin would come after you but if you were if it was an accidental death what we call manslaughter there with their provisions there was if the if they could make it to the to the to the Tabernacle and the altar itself was a place that someone innocent could find asylum. Well that doesn't work if you're GONNA be spread across the land so we won't. Even the slaying of animals by the way was now. Decentralized Remember Deuteronomy twelve but so the Law of silence had geographical changes going on. So let's jump into Deuteronomy nineteen verse one when the Lord God you have cut off the nation's whose land the Lord I got the Dow succeeded him and Wilson Their cities and in their houses Dow showed separate separate three cities for the in the midst of our land which the Lord Giveth possessing. Now show prepare the way and divide the coasts of I. La in which the Lord thy God give it the inherit in three parts that every slayer may flee there so this is where you're introducing this whole idea Of the cities of refuge the actually set up three already on the east of the Jordan. Going to sit up three more on the west of the Jordan. And these and we'll take a look at these here. I understand that when the tribes go into the land each of the exception of one gets inheritance by lot the divide the land into regions for Judas Indian Benjamin and so forth. And I accept the Levi's the levis did not inherit the land because God was their inheritance but what they did get forty eight cities that were assigned to the Levi's there are actually thirteen of those were for the family of Aaron. The priest themselves nine nine. Were in Judah Foreign Benjamin those were scattered over six but six of these forty eight cities were declared cities of refuge and the they were to have a space of about a thousand Cubans. Call it five hundred eighty three yards if you will beyond the city walls for pasture and raising crops and such purposes in addition to the somebody say the cities. It wasn't just the town they receive some area around the town and the sacred boundary was square. We understand from some archaeological discoveries having the four angles the four cardinal points if you can visualize that we call Diamond Rama's but equal size but with the corners at cardinal points but anyway Four six of these cities were cities of refuge and they were Qadesh checking at Bron. Beezer Brim freemuth. Gilead and talent gone now as we'll see quickly get the picture here but we'll see the text develops the idea. was that if you found yourself in a situation where you'd caused the accidental death of someone you're working in. The example of Moses will use it if the if the head of the accent you're chopping down trees should slip off thing and hit somebody and kill them accident. There's no there's no premeditation. There's no grudge. That's not. Aw that's what we would call an are accurate manslaughter equivalent if you accidentally hit someone in the car or something well if that was the case what you did right then and there you had to find your way quickly to one of the six cities of refuge and if you could convince the city fathers there and there's a procedure that will come to. It was manslaughter not premeditated they would give you a silent. The Avenger of blood the next of kin person that was killed. It was coming after. You could not touch you if you had made it. To the city of refuge we're accepted by them and as long as you remained in the city of refuge. You are safe. It's cutting into your exercise time..