Why was Moses chosen to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt? I woke up this morning and I kept hearing the words in 2 Peter 2:20, For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. If God saves you from the world and then you go back and you are entertained by the world and become involved in it, then you are like what it says here; verse 21-22, For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. That has to do with iniquity. When God sets you free from iniquity, and you go back and wallow again in that iniquity, there is nothing more that God can do. There is something that takes place that is happening in the United States today. That is, a peasant. A peasant is one who, no matter what you do for them, they go back to being a peasant because it doesn’t take any energy to be a peasant. It doesn’t take any labor to be a peasant. The youth of this generation are living in the basements of their parents’ houses. The easiest thing for them to do is to stay in their own parents’ home and the parents allow them to do that instead of making them get out, buy a home and live on their own until they become men. And if they don’t, they stay peasants.
Now, with that in mind, the children of Israel, when they went to Egypt, what happened to them? They became enslaved, and after 400 years, they slowly drifted from kingship to peasanthood. So for God to bring the children out of peasanthood, He had to take a baby, anoint him as a king, (named Moses), and Moses was given to the kings of heathen, and put in a setting of kingship. Never was he a peasant. So therefore, even though he was fearful of it, he learned to walk in kingship because he was surrounded by those who walked in kingship. So in that way, God was able to bring the children of Israel, and not only that, but for God to remove the iniquity that was in Egypt from the kingship, He had to take Moses to the wilderness away from everybody and develop a relationship of just him and God so that he could come back and confront kingship with kingship. And what is happening in our country is that this generation that is coming up now is a generation of peasants. Their parents started on the road to peasanthood because they rejected taking responsibility and living as bums and developed peasanthood. When Russia became communist, they kept communism alive until all of the people that knew kingship had died and so there was no kingship left and when Russia went down, they stayed peasants to the largest extent. And so if the United States goes another generation with almost no kingship leaders, and that’s what we’re seeing today in our leaders, is that there are no real men that are able to do what needs to be done to destroy those that want to bring everybody into peasanthood and have one little group of kings that know how to subdue the peasants. That’s what is happening. And we are losing our freedoms and the peasants don’t care because they just want to be told what to do and they think that they have a right and that this Christmas-like atmosphere that they live in will stay forever. But when the peasants have fully arrived, the Christmas spirit will be gone and they will be full peasants, not knowing how to come out and be kings upon the earth. So we have this young generation coming on that are bums. And the reason that I say for the young men, they must get out of their parents houses, buy a house by the time they are 18-20 and become men in that season so that they get rid of their peasanthood and they live by themselves to get rid of the iniquities of what brought this nation into peasanthood. If you don’t you’ll be sucked in and you’ll never be prosperous. That’s what’s happening. It is written in the New Testament that He came to make us priests and kings unto Him. If we don’t rise up as priests and kings unto the Lord, which is standing on the promises of God and getting rid of iniquity, we will slip into the laziness of serving this world and every time God tries to lift us out of that we go back into the wallowing of the pleasures and the fleshly things of this world. And we will become nothing.
Zechariah chapter 3 talks about being a priest and chapter 4 talks about being a king. Now, in the Old Testament there were priests and there were kings, but in the New Testament we are both priests and king, because of the removal of iniquity through Jesus Christ. Which was removed in one day, and that one day was when He rose from the dead and defeated satan so that the kingship and the priesthood can be one. And that is what we are contending with yet to this day after years of journey to remove the iniquity within us, that we might be worthy of walking in the righteousness of Almighty God. And He put us in a place where we were in the wilderness in the middle of many people. We were in a wilderness to remove the iniquity that is destroying this nation today. And so as a result of iniquity and peasanthood, we have punks for young people that have no understanding.
Zechariah 2:5-6 says, For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord. Because they didn’t remove their iniquity, God spread them all over the face of the earth. Verse 7, Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. He sent them away to Babylon to remove them from the peasanthood of their lifestyle. Babylon was the leader of the world. And so He said, I’m sending you to Babylon to learn worldly kingship and then when you learn worldly kingship I’m going to come back to you because you are tormented of the iniquity that Babylon gives you and so you’re going to want to get rid of the iniquity. So He says, Ok, you that are kings (Zion), come out of Babylon and save yourself. Verse 8, For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. He said, you were never supposed to go to Babylon, but because you became peasants and not kings, I took you and put you in places all over the nations so that you could see how kings operated. And now, you that are full of kingship, come out and I’ll teach you how to get rid of your iniquities so that you can be kings upon the earth in My kingdom once again. That’s what Moses did. Moses was one of those who God used, put him in a place of kingship, took him out into the wilderness, and then from there he learned to know the Creator and then came back and he set free the children of Israel from Egypt that served many gods. Then in verse 9, For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me. Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: (Zion represents the kingship – that’s where the kings lived in Israel), for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. Now, Moses was not well accepted by the peasants. When he took them out of peasanthood, they said, why did you make us come out of Egypt where we were peasants and they gave us things? Now we are going to die out here because we don’t know how to live any other way. And so Moses found himself in a real mess because the peasants didn’t like coming out of being a peasant into kingship. And you’ll find that attitude today. “I want someone else to think for me.” “I want someone else to do things for me.” Like it says in the scriptures that when they went to the Promised Land, they were going to have to milk the cow and gather the honey. They didn’t want to do that, because they were peasants. They couldn’t think for themselves. We have a nation of peasants that are going into a third world peasant lifestyle, and it will take a king and a priest to get them out.
Verse 11-12, And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Which is, the place where the tribe of Judah lived, and Jerusalem was the place He said He would dwell and be their God. Then it says in verse 13, the key verse for chapter 2, Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. Now, can you just stop for a minute and silence your flesh? Be totally relaxed to where you can rest your flesh. It’s very difficult because we live in a world of flesh that is constantly greedy for entertainment and satisfaction. It says, Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. God is beginning to rise up out of His holy habitation and He’s going to cause certain things to begin to take place. And in this study, we’re going to see the things that God is going to do to this nation because He’s allowed the people to make choices and to commit iniquities. He doesn’t accuse anyone. He waits until you’ve committed the iniquities and then He will deal with you according to your iniquities. And if you want to come out of peasanthood then you must allow Him to remove your iniquity and wash you and cleanse you and don’t go back to the worldly fleshly things that make you a pig. And for every person it’s a different thing. That’s the way God works. Most of the world today doesn’t know the ways of God. I just described to you the way out of peasanthood to priesthood and kingship. And we have a nation of Christian peasants. Hear me. We have a nation of Christian peasants because they go to church, they listen to their “king”, and he tells them what to do, and they leave trying to do better. But in God, being better is not His ways. Those are man’s ways that have no value because in God, you don’t do better, you change, from a bad tree to a good one. By following Him and letting your flesh become silent and coming out of the pleasures of the flesh to serve the living God and then become kings and priests unto Him. So God’s eyes go to and fro through the earth looking for those who are willing to be what I just described. He doesn’t care what you’ve done or where you’ve been, what He wants to know is, will you go back to the wallowing hole and live like hell again after He has touched you?
And so here in chapter three is the changing of the guard for priesthood. And this is how He, in His ways, brings us from a peasant to a priest who worships and acknowledges God as the Creator of all things and that without Him we are nothing. Zechariah 3:1, And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and satan standing at his right hand to resist him. A peasant has satan by his side resisting him from allowing him to come out of peasanthood into priesthood because he will lose him if he does. So he’s there to resist him. When people find that resistance they quit and stay a peasant. And then they go back to the wallowing hole of the flesh to please it and try to get some meaning out of life until they die and then go to hell. So the angel of the Lord took the high priest and stood him before the Lord and satan was right there, and he was speaking and influencing the high priest. “Don’t you listen to Him. Don’t you do what He says.” Verse 2, And the Lord said unto satan, The Lord rebuke thee. I want to tell you, when you tell the devil, “I rebuke you,” that’s one of the strongest words that you can use to satan. There is something about that word rebuke that is superior to anything that I’ve ever experienced. Maybe it’s because I believe that word rebuke, like it was here, is just special. And God honors that word. And the Lord said unto satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now in Israel, they have a bush called a firebrand. And when that bush gets lit on fire, it’s very difficult to get the fire out. You’ve got to really work to get that fire out from that branch. I don’t know what it is that’s in it, but whatever it is, it’s very difficult to put that fire out. So that’s the brand that he’s talking about. And it says there, Is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? He said, I’ve taken this high priest out of the fire, out of being a peasant and this peasant is standing before Me and to get him out of that peasanthood is like putting a fire out on a firebrand bush. When that was written everybody knew what a firebrand was. It is very difficult to remove yourself from the iniquity and the life of the flesh to come and enter into the presence of God and be a priest unto Him. So they understood what that meant, that when He said a firebrand, that is a difficult thing to accomplish. It isn’t just a casual thing that you will get out of peasanthood. You have to fight. And the devil is going to stand and resist you, but you must rise up and come out of that peasanthood if you want to be a priest and king unto God. Verse 3, Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. Really?! Why wouldn’t he? He was a peasant. That’s the way God sees peasants. It isn’t just that they don’t have money, peasants can’t lift themselves out of anything because they don’t have the hope or the vision to be anything else. But here, God is giving him a new vision and a hope that he is going to now fight to come out of and grab hold and receive the promises of God. The promises of God are for those who are able to come out of the peasanthood that the flesh took you into. Verse 4, And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Now, it almost appears like he stood there and God just caused it to leave. But that’s not the way it goes. That causing him to remove that iniquity takes a battle and a fight. You’re fighting the depths of hell to get out of it into the land of the living. He says, take off the old garments. Now he says, behold I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. He didn’t put clothes on him yet, did He? No, He said, I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Now, to get new clothes, He didn’t wash the old ones. He removed the peasant and He said, now you change and wear these. Change and wear these. That is going from a bad apple tree to a good apple tree. I removed that bad apple tree. A bad apple tree, no matter what you do, will still produce bad apples. So you don’t get better, you have to change and take the new tree. That’s being born again. And I’ll clothe you with a change of raiment. Verse 5, And I said, Let them set a fair miter upon his head. So they set a fair miter upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by. And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, The charge is the new tree. You have to keep that new tree. You’re going from a peasant to a high level of fellowship with God. So, if you will walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge. To walk in His ways is to let Him cause your worldly iniquities to leave. If you’ll do that, and keep His charge, or commissioning, or the place that God has created you to obtain, Then thou shalt also judge my house. See, people say you can’t judge. But you can’t judge until you’ve been born again and keep the charge and commissioning and know God’s ways, then you can judge. He said, I’ll let you judge My house. And shalt also keep my courts. In the important decisions that need to be made, you are My courtroom. And I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. You will join in the kingdom of God of kings and priest that are also doing what He is commissioning you to do. But it may be a different venture than what they are, because everybody is unique in the kingdom of God. Verse 8, Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. Joshua, you’re the high priest, and the ones that you stand before and teach, that sit before you, they are men wondered at.
Now, in John 15, Jesus is the vine, not the branch. Let’s turn to Isaiah 4:2, In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. Escaped of Israel. What does that mean? That means that the escaped from Babylon, from the peasanthood life and have come into priesthood and kingship. Verse 3, And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: Jerusalem is the priesthood, and Zion is the kingship. And so those that escape that peasanthood and live in Zion and in Jerusalem, they are to be called the holy ones, every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem. Those that are living in God are in His kingdom. And they are the living. Verse 4, When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. The filth of the daughters of Zion has to do with in Zion the daughters pleased their flesh and were king peasants, because they never learned kingship, they just pleased their flesh. So He washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood, that is, those that killed the prophets that stood before the Lord. He purged Jerusalem of the blood of the prophets by destroying them that destroyed God’s spokespeople. He removed them by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. In the spirit of judgment and burning, God brings no more prosperity to you and in fact, you pine away and becoming nothing, slipping into peasanthood. And they can’t escape without God removing them from the peasanthood. You can’t escape because it takes the Lord to do that. Verse 5, And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense. That is beginning to walk in the supernatural like the children of Israel did in the dessert. They had a cloud by day to keep them cool in the desert and a flame of fire by night which was their night light. They had lights at night long before electricity was. They could see where they were going. The glory of God will be in that place and they don’t even need walls because He will be their defense. What has happened to the United States? We are allowing the peasanthood of leadership that we have today is allowing wicked people to come into this nation to destroy it and bring it into peasanthood. And the peasants that vote in peasant leaders don’t know any better because the only thing they know is peasanthood. They don’t know what it means to be a leader in the presence of the living God which is priesthood and kingship. They don’t know how that works. And so they think it’s wonderful, but it is the mind of man and not the mind of God. The mind of God is, that He will destroy the wicked people and He’s going to bring judgment to those who allow them to come in, through the spirit of judgment and also of burning, which is, they will pine away to nothing. If you take a big log and put it in the fire and it starts to burn, it keeps burning and gets smaller and smaller and turns to ashes and is gone. That’s what is going to happen to the wicked. And God is rising out of His place now, and those that choose to rise and come out of that peasanthood will be allowed to be kings and priest unto the living God if they will keep the charge.
Micah 4:1-2, But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Let’s go up to the mountain, mount Zion. Because it’s going to come from them. God put Zion on top of a mountain and Jerusalem on top of a mountain, that is, a high place upon the earth. And he said, from those two places My words are going to come, and not from the peasants that are down in the valley trying to squirm out a little bit of food to eat that they can then have pleasure in the rest of their lives because their lives are meaningless and have no value. Verse 3, And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Why is that? Because the children of God rise up and speak the word of the Lord from Mount Zion and Jerusalem, the temple mount, and they will prophecy the word of the Lord and bring judgment, not by physical, but by the spirit that will cause this earth to obey the commands that come from God’s holy people. Verse 4, But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; Now, I didn’t answer what the branch is yet. But to God, Jesus is that Branch, because God is the vine, the Branch is Jesus, and we are the fruit. But to us, Jesus is the vine, we are the branch, and the fruit is bringing people to know God. And so, there’s two different things the branch represents, and if you don’t understand to know which one is for which, you get confused in what it says. But everyone is going to sit under his vine, that is, he’s going to sit under the teachings of Jesus because on that vine they are grafted in as a branch that will bear fruit for others that are learning to eat until they can be grafted in and become fruit bearers. And under the fig tree, which has to do with solid food. And none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. They will be protected. Even now the viciousness of the media and all of those things that try to remove God from this nation, they will be silenced and removed from any authority upon the earth. And no one will be afraid because you’ll be able to sit under your vine and under your fig tree and eat from the prosperity that the earth labors to give you and that it comes from the living God who is the Creator of all of these things and none shall make you afraid. The Lord has spoken it, and it is soon going to happen. Verse 5, For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. Wow. There it is. You want to know what it’s going to be like in the thousand year reign? There will be people who won’t serve God, but they can’t do anything because the Lord said they can’t. Verse 6, In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted. What is that? In that day the Lord will assemble her that halted – that stopped trying to come out of being a peasant. He’s going to break the power of it and if you will, you can come out of it even though you yourself didn’t have the strength. Had you had the strength you would have gained a great victory and a great reward in heaven for all eternity, but if you can’t do that, God is going to break it for you if you choose to come out of it. He will set you free so you can come out and be part of the kingdom of God but will not have the level of authority of those who were able to come out and defeat satan and his kingdom. Verse 7, And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
Now, let’s go to verse 11. Verse 10 talks about even going to Babylon, and you will be delivered from Babylon, which is Nimrod, the one who fought against the things God wanted to do. Verse 11, Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. There will be those who will try to destroy Zion, the kingship that God sets up. Verse 12-13, But they know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth. God is giving us the ability to beat in pieces the kingdom of satan so that those who want to follow satan will not have power or authority anymore and it is weakening every day because they’re losing their power upon the whole earth. And one day, those who are kings and priests will have total victory over the earth and then we won’t need to build that wall between Mexico and the United States. But right now, we need it. Isn’t that kind of neat? He’s going to give us something to thresh, and to destroy the kingdoms and the things that satan does to keep his people peasants upon the earth. Some places call it in dungeons and prisons, chains upon them, to loosen and to set them free. Isaiah speaks of it, but here Micah sees it as well.
Micah 5:6, And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. Nimrod opened entrances of hell for the children of satan to come upon the earth and do great harm but God’s people that live in Zion and in Jerusalem are rising up to thresh this earth to destroy the entrances that allowed satan’s army to destroy and to stand before Joshua. And the Lord says, I rebuke you. When the Lord says to satan I rebuke you, he’s toast.
Let’s go back to Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. Ok, that stone with the seven eyes is Jesus. The stone that destroys satan’s kingdoms is given to us to destroy. That stone is a threshing instrument that crushes satan’s kingdoms so that the people on earth cannot use any more the powers of satan to get their way. And they become nothing unless they change and take the charge that God will give them if they choose to come out of it. That’s why God is a righteous God. He will give everyone a chance, no matter what they have done, if they choose to come out and keep the charge, they can be saved. That’s the grace of God. And the seven eyes are the seven spirits, or the seven senses that you receive when you are born again, like the five senses that God gave mankind when we were created. The eyes, ears, taste, smell and feeling. Those five senses were given to us that we might communicate in this world. God gave us seven eyes to be able to see. You see, my feeling is an eye, so that it can be pitch dark and I touch something and I see that there is something there. People who are blind from birth never actually see anything, but they see with the other four senses. And God gave us seven, which is a perfect number, to be able to see and to know Him and to communicate in that world of being born again. We’re not zombies, we are not people who are peasants. When we’re born again we’re called to be kings and priests, so He gave us seven eyes to see. And if you ask most of the pastors around, they wouldn’t even know what the seven eyes are. That’s because they aren’t using them and don’t know anything about it. So their spiritual warfare is worthless because they beat the air not seeing what they are doing. Matthew 15:14 says, Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. But for those who are born again and are committed to keep the charge of what God gave, He opens and sets before them the seven eyes of God and that stone that crushes and destroys satan’s kingdom. Not physically, but spiritually. It’s not by might, nor power, but by His spirit. Verse 10, In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree. That is, those who live in the land of the living. Jesus said, My yoke is easy and My burden is light. I’ve found it so. Lord, thank You, for raising up a royal priesthood.