I turned 40 in july on the 10th, I decided this december to start reading the bible all the way through to end the year right and start the next year more appropriately. I just found this passage in the book of Dueteronomy chapter 8 it talks about the 40 years which God helped the israelites defend themselves against other nations and kinds of people who didnt believe in God. because I just turned 40 and it is talking about a 40 year period it stood out to me sometimes God uses the bible to speak to us. Then it said as God helped them for the 40 years he was going to help them to get land that had all the things land and build comfortable houses and fertile livestock. strange how I am 40 and getting ready to take a class in sustainable living at the college and work on a drafting degree and get my realistate broker license before I turn 41.
Dueteronoly ch 8 digital catholic bible. 1 Be careful to fulfill all the commandments which I give you today, that you may live and increase, and conquer the land which Yahweh promised on oath to your fathers.
2 Remember how Yahweh, your God, brought you through the desert for forty years. He humbled you, to test you and know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
3 He made you experience want, he made you experience hunger, but he gave you manna to eat which neither you nor your fathers had known, to show you that man lives not on bread alone, but that all that proceeds from the mouth of God is life for man.
4 Your garment did not even fray, or your foot swell all these forty years.
5 Understand, then, that Yahweh has taught you in the same way that a father teaches his child.
6 Observe the commandments of Yahweh, your God; follow his ways and revere him.
7 For Yahweh, your God, will bring you into that good land, a land of streams and rivers, of subterranean waters that gush forth in the valleys and mountains,
8 a land of wheat and barley, of grapes and figs, of pomegranates and olives, a land of oil and honey,
9 a land where the bread you eat is not rationed and where you will lack nothing, a land with iron in stones and copper mines in the mountains.
10 You shall eat until you are satisfied, and you shall bless Yahweh for the good land he has given you.
11 So take care that you do not forget Yahweh, your God, by neglecting the commandments, norms and laws that I give you today.
12 And when you have eaten and have been satisfied, when you have built comfortable homes and live in them,
13 when your livestock have multiplied, when you have silver and gold in abundance, and an increase of good things of every kind,
14 then do not let your heart become proud and do not forget Yahweh, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the house of slavery.
15 It is he who has led you across this great and terrible desert, full of fiery serpents and scorpions, an arid land where there is no water. But for you he made water gush forth from the hardest rock.
16 And he fed you in the desert with manna which your fathers did not know.
He made you experience want and put you to the test, so that it would be for your good later on,
17 lest you say, "With my own strength I have attained all these good things."
18 Remember Yahweh, your God, the one who gave you power to become prosperous, as you are today, in fulfillment of the Covenant he promised under oath to your fathers.
19 But if you forget Yahweh and follow other gods, if you pay them homage and bow before them, I warn you right now that you will surely perish.
20 In the same way that Yahweh destroyed the nations that stood in your way, so will he destroy you if you disobey Yahweh, your God.
kind of cool , I notice it also says "lest you say with my own strength I have attained these things".
this is chapter 7 its talking about all the people who didnt believe in God who were great and powerfull nations that God protected the israelites from. they couldnt intermingle with them or even have compassion on them or God would destroy them the way he did their oppressors. even though its only speaking about the israelites in those days . its what God has done and said before to people who believe in God and sure is odd how it specifically states 40 years and I am really just enrolled in a realistate broker license, my father just recently had signed an agreement for an oil company to drill on his mineral rights and I just a few weeks ago spoke to someone about enrolling in a drafting course to learn to draft building designs. and I am arranging to take a course in sustainable living so I can build my dream home on some land. I just turned 40 and I guess God was just testing me to see if I would obey his commandments like the israelites something I guess I just have to believe by faith God is mysterious.
Its odd to me, this is 7 years after I was discharged from the U.S. army so much has happened in the past few months, even this whole year has been outrageous. now this reading of deuteronomy thing very synchronized. I was born on the 7th month on the 10th day at 12pm half of the day. I was delayed on a 6 month delay to go into the military I graduated on the 7th month in july the same number 7 like the 7 years since I have been out of the military and read this deuteronomy thing which starts in chapter 7 really and its almost I believe it was very close to 7 years 6 months when the comet elanin passed closest to the earth. I was born in 1971 on july 10th at noon if born at that time the star chart number is 6. all these synchronized 7's and 6's is very peculiar. in fact I am 66 inches tall and the letters in my name are all 6 letters first middle,last and suffix. so strange,
also it is strange how it is even in chapter 7 about the 40 years of testing of the peoples faith, It is 7 years after I was discharged from the army and I turned 40 the 7th year like the 7th chapter talks about the 40 years.
ch 7 deuteronomy
1 When Yahweh, your God, has brought you into the land where you are going and which you will conquer; when he drives away before you many peoples - the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites - seven nations that are much more numerous and more powerful than you;
2 when he has given them into your hand and you defeat them, you must destroy them all according to the law of anathema.
3 Do not make any covenant with them or have compassion on them.
4 Do not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons, or taking their daughters for your sons, because they would seduce your children to abandon me and adore strange gods for which the anger of Yahweh would burn against you, and then he would destroy you.
5 On the contrary, this is what you must do: destroy their altars and break their sacred pillars into pieces, demolish their poles and burn their idols.
6 You are a people consecrated to Yahweh, your God. Yahweh has chosen you from among all the peoples on the face of the earth, that you may be his own people.
7 Yahweh has bound himself to you and has chosen you, not because you are the most numerous among all the peoples (on the contrary, you are the least).
8 Rather, he has chosen you because of his love for you and to fulfill the oath he made to your fathers. Therefore, with a firm hand Yahweh brought you out from slavery in Egypt, from the power of Pharaoh.
9 So know that Yahweh, your God, is the true and faithful God. He keeps his covenant, and his love reaches to the thousandth generation for those who love him and fulfill his commandments,
10 but he punishes in their own persons those who hate him and he repays them without delay.
11 So keep the commandments, the norms and the laws that today I command you to practice.
12 If you observe these norms, if you keep and practice them, Yahweh will be faithful to his Covenant and will show you the love he promised to your fathers.
13 He will love you, bless you and multiply you.
He will bless you with many children and abundant harvests: wheat, wine and oil; he will multiply the young of your cattle and of your sheep in the land that he promised your fathers he would give you.
14 You shall be more favored than all the peoples; there will be no sterile male or female among your people or in your livestock.
15 Yahweh will remove from you all infirmities, he will not let any of the plagues of Egypt which you have known fall upon you. But he will inflict them upon those who hate you.
16 So, destroy all the peoples which Yahweh, your God, will put in your power. Do not have pity on them or serve their gods: this would be a trap for you.
17 Perhaps you will say in your heart: "These nations are more numerous than I am, how then am I going to drive them away?"
18 Do not be afraid, remember what Yahweh, your God, has done with Pharaoh and with the Egyptians,
19 those terrible trials which you saw with your eyes and the marvels and signs, the strong hand and outstretched arm with which Yahweh, your God, has freed you.
20 He will do the same with all the people whom you fear. Yahweh will even send wasps to destroy those who remain and hide themselves to escape from you.
21 Do not be afraid of them because Yahweh, your God, is in your midst. He is a great and terrible God.
22 It is he who will drive out these nations little by little before your eyes. If you were to destroy them all at once, the wild beasts would multiply and cause you trouble.
23 Yahweh, your God, will give these people over to you and he will fill them with fear until they all perish.
24 Yahweh will give their kings into your hands so that you may strike out their name from under heaven, and nothing will stand before you until you have destroyed them.
25 Burn the images of their gods and do not covet the gold or silver that covers them. Do not take it for yourself lest you be trapped by it, because Yahweh hates it.
26 None of these shall enter your house, for as they are accursed, the curse might return to you. Regard these as abominable because they are indeed "anathema" or accursed.
its also strange how 9/11 was in 2002 .. 9 years after 9/11 comet elanin was conjuct between the sun and earth close to 9/11. I enrolled in flight school and started on 9/26 the exact day the comet was conjunct with sun and earth. My father signed papers to let a mining company drill oil on or around 9/11 this year, this is what it says in chapter 9 of deuteronomy .
I think like in chapter 9 of deuteronomy definately american where either the new people it was talking about or some of those new people coming to a new land and also since I am 40 and read this my 40th year about the 40 years of testing then the inherited and got wealth and land from God that maybe where it says they didnt inherit because they were a faithfull righteous people because they were rebellious but because it was part of Gods plan so even though my parents are baby boomer greasers and hippies and unrighteous I am going to inherit anyway or something. I dont know thats what it seems like to me no way to know for certain just have to trust God on this one.
1 Listen, Israel: you are to cross the Jordan today to take the land of greater and stronger nations than yourself, nations with grand cities whose walls reach up to heaven.15 I, therefore, went down from the mountain, from the summit which was burning, holding in my hands the two tables of the Covenant.
2 They are a great people, they are tall - the Anakites whom you have seen and of whom you heard it said that nothing can overcome them.
3 But today you will see Yahweh, your God, crossing the Jordan before you. He will destroy them all and he will subject them to you. Then, you will seize the land from them and make them perish, as Yahweh promised you.
4 When Yahweh, your God, has destroyed them in your presence, do not think: 'Yahweh brought me to this land and gave it to me because of my own goodness.' Yahweh drove those nations out because of their wickedness.
5 It is not by your merits nor because you are good that you will conquer the land: Yahweh will deprive them of the land because they have done evil, and also to fulfill the promise he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
6 Know, therefore, that Yahweh has given you your inheritance, this excellent land, not because of any merit of yours since you are a rebellious people.
7 Remember and do not forget that it was because you rebelled that Yahweh became angry with you in the desert, for you have been rebellious towards Yahweh from the day you left Egypt until you arrived here.
8 Then at Horeb, you provoked his anger and he was ready to destroy you.
9 When I went up the mountain to receive the slabs of stone, the tables of the Covenant that Yahweh made with you, I stayed on the mountain for forty days and forty nights without eating or drinking.
10 And Yahweh gave me the two slabs of stone written with his finger, containing all the words that he told you on the mountain, from the midst of the fire, on the day of the Assembly.
11 And when Yahweh gave me the two slabs of stone, the tables of the Covenant, at the end of the forty days and forty nights,
12 he said to me: "Go down from this mountain at once because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have become corrupt, they have suddenly abandoned the way that I taught them and they have made an idol for themselves."
13 And Yahweh also said to me: "I see this people; they are a rebellious people.
14 Let me alone and I will destroy them and wipe out their name from under heaven. And out of you, I will make another people more numerous and greater than they."
16 And I saw that you had sinned against Yahweh, your God, and that you had made a molten calf.
17 How suddenly had you turned aside from the way which Yahweh had taught you! Holding the two slabs with both hands, I hurled them down and broke them into pieces in the sight of all.
18 Then I fell prostrate before Yahweh and, as before, I passed forty days and forty nights without eating or drinking, for the sin which you had committed by doing evil in the sight of Yahweh and arousing his anger.
19 I was afraid that the wrath and anger of Yahweh against you had reached the point that he wanted to destroy you. And Yahweh listened to me, once more.
20 Yahweh was also very angry with Aaron and he was ready to destroy him. In the same way, I interceded for Aaron also.
21 Regarding the sin, that calf which you had made - I threw it in the fire, broke it into pieces and ground it until it was fine as dust. Then I threw the dust into the brook that flows down from the mountain.
22 At Taberah and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattavah, you provoked the wrath of Yahweh.
23 And when he wanted you to leave Kadesh-barnea saying,"Go up and take possession of the land that I have given you," you rebelled again. You did not believe Yahweh nor did you want to listen to his voice.
24 You have been rebellious against Yahweh ever since I have known you.
25 So, I lay prostrate before Yahweh for forty days and forty nights because he said he would destroy you.
26 I prayed to Yahweh and said to him: "O Lord God, do not destroy your people and your inheritance, whom you redeemed with your might, whom you brought out of Egypt with the strength of your hand.
27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; do not look on the stubbornness of this people, or on their wickedness, or on their sins,
28 that it may not be said in the land from which you brought us out: 'Yahweh was not able to bring them to the land which he had promised them. He does not like them, so he brought them out of Egypt to slay them in the desert.'
29 Do not forget that they are your people and your possession whom you brought out of Egypt with your great power and outstretched arm."
actually it was 8 months after 9/11 when I enlisted chapter 8 of deuteronomy, 6 months delay graduated on the 7th month from basic, I am however 7 generation american since revelutionary war, 6 generations oregonian first was oregons first senator who was president of the senate luther Elkins, 12 generations since the mayflower.
I dont know if this has any thing else to do with this 40 synchronocity but new years eve was dick clark's 40th new years eve celebration's anniversary. His first was the year I was born. wouldnt think much of it accept of all this other number 40 stuff with the bible on christmas eve.
I just figured out before today after church on new years day of my 40th year that like the israelites were tested for 40 years to see if they would obey Gods commandments and statutes then given land and riches by God. when paul gave the laws of God to the gentiles it was 40 years times 40 years when the gentiles came to america 1613 which is basically 40 times 40 seems I am thinking its very likely God tested the Gentiles for 40 times 40 not being of the original holy people but as the israelites Gods people were brought into a new land after 40 times 40 and established Gods statutes here. though like the israelites after rebellion and other evils God makes things happen to sift through the wheat and only take the good ones.God is mysterious