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Deuteronomy 30:15-20 - Entering the Promised Land where heaven and earth are one

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

Moses said to all Israel the words which the Lord commanded him, [15] "See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. [16] If you obey the commandments of Yahweh eloheka that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and Yahweh eloheka will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. [17] But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other lelohim and serve them, [18] I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. [19] I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. [20] Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving Yahweh eloheka, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that Yahweh swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. פ"


Back on Proper 10, Year C (the fifth Sunday after Pentecost), the track two Old Testament reading selection was from Deuteronomy 30:9-14, which leads up to these verses. The same background applies to these verses, as Moses was giving the true Israelites their last warnings, before allowing them to move into their ‘Promised Land.’ If you want to combine the two readings, for a greater perspective, the other commentary can be read by clicking on this link: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 - Final notes on reaching the ultimate Promised Land - eternal salvation.

In the whole of Deuteronomy 30, there are fourteen times Moses stated the combined Hebrew words “Yahweh eloheka,” which has been translated by the translation service as saying, “the Lord your God.” A total of eighteen times Moses referred to “Yahweh,” with four times that name stood alone. That alone says “Yahweh” was the supreme deity of everyone who (spiritually) listened to Moses give these final instructions. The Hebrew word “eloheka” is a second person masculine singular that is constructed in the masculine plural. This means the masculine singular is “your,” which speaks as an individual relationship for everyone Moses spoke to, with the masculine plural being the fact that “elohim” is the masculine plural form of “el” (the masculine singular. For Moses to repeatedly tell the true Israelites “Yahweh” is the source of “your elohim” (which is inward and joined with one’s (the singular individuality) soul, the “elohim” is the “Yahweh elohim” stated eleven times in Genesis 2 – Adam, the Son of Yahweh, hand-made to be the savior of souls many times over, in many at the same time (the masculine plural). Thus, “Yahweh eloheka” is central to understand this chapter and these selected verses.

In verse fifteen, the duality stated by Moses is spiritual history. When we read the truth of that written, it says, “see I have set your face today.” In that, the Hebrew construct word “lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā,” where the root word is “panim,” meaning “face.” This says everyone listening (spiritually) to what Moses said then wore “the face” of Yahweh – the First Commandment being secured. When one has “set your face today,” the voice speaking spiritually is not Moses, but coming directly from Yahweh. All true Israelites (always) wear His “face” and no other.

The duality that comes next – “this life and this good ; and the death and the evil” – must be seen as the ability to see the true Promised Land, which is Eden (not some dusty, rocky, place near the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East). In Eden, Yahweh placed both the “tree of life,” which was “good,” and the tree of knowledge of good and evil,” which reflected the one fruit never to eat, unless one’s soul wanted to be banished from that true Promised Land. To have a Big Brain leading one’s actions means to wear one’s own “face” or the “face” of some lesser god … such as worshipping at the altar of money-grubbing Mammon (all you Hollywood movie moguls whose souls have been sold to “death and evil”). Thus, Yahweh said through Moses, when your souls are individually married to Me and they individually have receive My Spirit, each resurrected as my Son Adam (the “Yahweh elohim”), then you can “see” Eden is where your souls are promised, with the same prohibitions in place – only eat the fruit of the tree of “life” and have eternal “life.” To becomes self-aware means ejection from your ‘Promised Land,’ to suffer are mortals, bound to “death” all filthy from “evil” sins.

In verse sixteen, where Yahweh said through Moses, “that I am commanding you today you all to love Yahweh eloheka to walk in his manner , and preserve his commandments and statutes and his judgments ; that you may remain alive and become great , and will kneel you to Yahweh eloheka .” In this, the aspect of “you all to love” (“lə·’a·hă·ḇāh”) and “to walk in his manner” (“lā·le·ḵeṯ biḏ·rā·ḵāw”) are both statements of submission through holy matrimony of the highest Spiritual kind. This says to “preserve his commandments and statutes and judgments” can only happen when one’s soul is one with Yahweh, subjected totally to His Will. With that divine union, then one will always know eternal life, which is the intent behind “remain alive.” A soul in a mortal body of flesh can only “remain alive” when the flesh can maintain a soul. When the flesh dies, for the soul to “remain alive,” it must be free of all sin; and, that can only be guided by the Son’s soul one with each host soul – the Lord Adam-Jesus. To then “become great” means to cease being poor of spirit by becoming one with Yahweh, His Spirit and His Son (the Trinity). That means each soul must then “kneel” before the Lord of its soul-body and serve the Son of man as his subject in the flesh – following the path of righteousness in ministry to lead others to the same path.

In verse seventeen, Moses spoke as Yahweh warning: “if he or she will turn away your heart so not do you hear ; and are drawn away , and worship gods other and serve them .” Here, it is important to realize that once a soul has received the Baptism of Yahweh’s Spirit, purifying a soul so it can resurrect His Son’s soul within that virgin womb, that state of being lasts forever, with the gift of eternal life gained. This means this warning relates to the ministry of those to whom Moses spoke, as their yet unborn sons and daughters would be the focus of this verse. The “if” condition is relative to those new bodies of flesh being born and receiving souls, which are not yet married to Yahweh and granted eternal life. In those cases, the parents and relatives should teach their children to take the path to divine union; but it is up to each individual soul to choose one’s path in the flesh. Therefore, there will be those who “will turn away” from marrying their souls to Yahweh, so their “hearts do not hear” the guidance of His Son within. They “will be drawn away” towards worldly pursuits “and worship other gods and serve them,” not Yahweh. This is the danger that always exists in the world and why Moses kept the children of Israel in the wilderness for forty years; so, two generations of new bodies of flesh would show this natural rebelliousness and the way Yahweh rejects those rebels from His midst, as Moses and Aaron would execute His Commandments to punish those not worthy of the name Israel.

In verse eighteen, Yahweh makes the promise through Moses: “I make clear to you today , that [mentioned before in verse seventeen] to perish you shall perish ; not you will be long days over the land , which you pass over the Jordan , to go in there to take possession of .” The element that repeats “perish” is a statement of mortality. The flesh housing a soul that is unclean, from a soul serving other gods, will die and the soul will then be judged to repeat life in the flesh (reincarnation), so death is a repeated experience (not eternal life). The element of “days” relates to the light of truth that comes from being led by the Son of Yahweh, from within one’s soul, as the Lord over its flesh. Those “days not you will be long over one’s flesh (the land)” says one will be unclean and unmarried to Yahweh. The element of “passover the Jordan,” this would be when they would cross the Jordan by Joshua and the passover feast would be recognized. The meaning of “pass over” is to escape death and receive eternal life. So, to “pass over the Jordan” without being covered with the blood of the lamb (the soul of Jesus as Lord over one’s soul-flesh), then entrance into the ‘Promised Land’ will have the world “take possession” of one’s soul, because one has chosen death over eternal life.

In verse nineteen there is another set of dualities stated: “heaven and earth life and death.” This is the duality of mankind, where each is the union of “heaven and earth” as the soul and its flesh. The soul is “life” and the flesh is “death.” This truth is stated by Yahweh as “against you,” meaning either “heaven” or “earth” either “life” or “death” will be the path one takes, with each soul responsible for its choice. The choice will then bring either a “blessing” or a cursing,” with that duality reflecting the “blessing” if a soul chooses marriage to Yahweh and eternal “life.” The “cursing” comes if one chooses to serve its “flesh” and seek the pleasures of the world. Yahweh then strongly recommends “choose life , that both may live you and your descendants .” Here, the aspect of children becomes totally dependent on their parents having chosen “life,” in order to teach them the correct path to take.

Verse twenty then takes this recommendation, because all who are listening to Yahweh through Moses are souls married to Yahweh and reborn as His Son. As such, the verse reads: “that [following the recommendation] you may love Yahweh eloheka , that you may obey his voice that you may cling to him ; for he your life and the length of your days , that you may dwell in the land that swore Yahweh to your fathers , Abraham Isaac and Jacob to give them .” here, again, the aspect of “love Yahweh your elohim” is a statement of divine marriage, where the objective of all marriage is to give birth to new life. That new life from “love of Yahweh” is “your inner elohim” or the soul of Jesus as your soul’s Lord. To “obey his voice” means to be guided by the whispers of Adam-Jesus within (the Christ Mind); and, “to cling to him” means to be ‘doubly fruitful’ from the soul of Adam-Jesus joining with one’s host soul (two in one body of flesh). With this Son of Yahweh one with one’s soul, this determines one’s soul to be saved and granted eternal life, so one is always led by the light of truth (so the sun is always shining as bright as day). To “dwell in the land that swore Yahweh to your fathers” means “to live as a soul in flesh” that has no influence over that soul. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob all surrendered their self-importance to serve Yahweh fully. That commitment was soul based and spiritually connected. It was not a bloodline of physical properties. Thus, Yahweh says one who is truly able to be called “Israel” – “Who Retains the el of Yahweh” within – can truly be called a descendant of those named.

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