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Mortify the Flesh

Mortify the Flesh Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God. Therefore it shall be, when the Lord your God has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. You shall not forget. —Deuteronomy…

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The Promised Prophet

The Promised Prophet I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. —Deuteronomy 18:18-19 To the present day, Jews recognize this as a prophecy concerning the Messiah. Just as Moses was a mediator who brought the Word of God to the people, so the promised Prophet would be the Mediator who would bring…

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The Lord’s Requirements

The Lord’s Requirements And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good? —Deuteronomy 10:12-13 What does God require of us? This passage makes God’s requirement pretty clear. We are to fear Him (have respect for Him), walk in all His ways, love Him, serve Him, and…

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Proven Through Testing

Proven Through Testing And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna…Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you. —Deuteronomy 8:2-5 In his final instructions, just as…

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Backslidden

Backslidden But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them. —Deuteronomy 4:29-31 Sometimes God’s children backslide and find themselves captive again in the enemy’s…

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No Secret Sin

No Secret Sin But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out. —Numbers 32:23 Forty years of wandering have ended. Israel is now at the border ready to go into the land. But the elders from Reuben and Gad don’t want to go across; they are content to remain on this side of the Jordan. “We promise to send troops to fight until you take the whole land,” they told Moses. “Then we will return and dwell on this side.” Moses warned them that…

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Wisdom and Anger

 Touch of Encouragement for you _______ and timely advice is given in these verses from the book of Proverbs. They state that wisdom is gained by the instruction and counsel of the Lord. The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life: 19 A man of great wrath will suffer punishment; for if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. 20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. (Proverbs 19:19-20) (Read Proverbs 19:1-29) In verse 19, advice is given for those who would try to help those who have…

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd Then Moses spoke to the Lord, saying, “Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be like sheep which have no shepherd.” —Numbers 27:15-17 God has just declared to Moses that his leadership is over and he will not be able to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. Moses knew that sheep without a shepherd would scatter….

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The Battle of the Flesh

The Battle of the Flesh The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor, and the utterance of the man whose eyes are opened; the utterance of him who hears the words of God, and has the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, who falls down, with eyes wide open: “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all of the sons of tumult.” —Numbers 24:15-17 Balak, the king…

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