Is God, a God of Love or a God of Wrath?

There is a beautiful account in the book of Deuteronomy wherein if interpreted without revelation may look like a story of God having two personalities. What am I talking about? Let's read on.

Below is a beautiful account of God's mercy and compassion and love to His people.

GOD'S HEART TOWARDS ESAU'S DESCENDANTS


"4 And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brethren, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. Therefore watch yourselves carefully. 5 Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. 6 You shall buy food from them with money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them with money, that you may drink.

7 “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.”" ~ Deuteronomy 2:4-7

GOD'S HEART TOWARDS THE PEOPLE OF MOAB


"Then the Lord said to me, ‘Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession." ~ Deuteronomy 2:9

GOD'S HEART TOWARDS THE PEOPLE OF AMMON


"And when you come near the people of Ammon, do not harass them or meddle with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot as a possession." ~ Deuteronomy 2:19


When you read the three accounts above regarding the people of Ammon, the people of Moab and the descendants Esau you will notice that God extends His compassion and mercy towards these groups of people. He even specifically instructed the children of Israel not to harass them or meddle with them. Much more He also instructed them to bless the descendants of Esau by buying food and water. It's interesting to note that they use money back then. Let's continue to read further.

A SUDDEN CHANGE OF HEART?


"31 And the Lord said to me, ‘See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. Begin to possess it, that you may inherit his land.’ 32 Then Sihon and all his people came out against us to fight at Jahaz. 33 And the Lord our God delivered him over to us; so we defeated him, his sons, and all his people. 34 We took all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed the men, women, and little ones of every city; we left none remaining. 35 We took only the livestock as plunder for ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we took." ~ Deuteronomy 2:31-35

"So the Lord our God also delivered into our hands Og king of Bashan, with all his people, and we attacked him until he had no survivors remaining. ~ Deuteronomy 3:3

"And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king og Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city." ~ Deuteronomy 3:6

QUESTION


So why did God allowed the children of Israelites to completely annihilate the people of Heshbon and Bashan when He had favor on the people of Ammon, Moab and the descendants of Esau? So even the women and the children are also annihilated? Why is God displaying a sudden change of heart? Or was He?

Let's look further into this together shall we.

You see God doesn't play with words or waste Bible page. The reason why He put that account in there is significant for us to search it out. To let us know the mystery and hidden meaning behind it. Names, places, race hide a meaning.

THE IDENTITIES OF OG AND SIHON AND THEIR PEOPLE


In this Biblical account it was specially mentioned in Deuteronomy 2:18 that Sihon is an Amorite. Why does that matter? It matters because there is something worth looking into that phrase.

"Rise, take your journey, and cross over the River Arnon. Look, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Hesbon, and his land. Begin to posses it, and engage him in battle." ~ Deuteronomy 2:18


How about Og of Bashan?

"For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead (Is it not in Rabbah of the people of Ammon?) Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the standard cubit." ~ Deuteronomy 3:11

"And at that time we took the land orom the hand of th two kings of the Amorites..." ~ Deuteronomy 3:8

So we have established that these two kings: Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan are of the race of Amorites.


So now let's let Bible interpret the Bible shall we? Let's look at the characteristics of the Amorite race.

Amos 2:9, "Yes it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of cedars, and he was as strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.


Can you see it? These race of people are super humans! Og king of Bashan himself is a remnant of the giants! A tree is tall much more a cedar tree! So these race of people are literally giants or in their blood rans the faulty Nephilim gene. That means their blood is already tampered. They are no longer of pure human bloodline from the Adamic line. Let me repeat these are no ordinary humans! That's why they need to be annihilated, yes even the little ones included.



Why is there a need to?

Because God loves you. God didn't have a change of heart after all. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He did it out of mercy, out of love, out of compassion for you and me.


How can I say that?

In the first place God created man. Period! For Salvation to happen to save man from eternal damnation Jesus, the Son of God, had to come as a man. He didn't came for half human half Nephilim beings. He came for man. Why do you think there's a strong concentration of these half Nephilim half human beings in the Promise Land? It's because the enemy of our souls knows that the Savior will come as a man from Abraham's descendants.

God loves you. He loves you so much that it is necessary for Him to purge these creatures from the face of the earth. Your blood is precious and your soul is precious to Him. You are worth saving for and you are of much more value than those half human half Nephilim beings. Imagine the earth filled with those creatures up to this day. There won't be any hope for all of us. Jesus Christ hadn't probably come. And everyone would possibly be destined to the lake of fire. But I'm glad God did what's needed to be done. 

Interpretation without revelation leads to justification of hate. 

God is not an angry God. He is just. He had to do that to protect us, our precious bloodline. He did it because He loves you and me. You and I are of much more value.

Glads Jane

1 comment:

  1. The first time I read about these slaughters in the bible, I was shocked and confused and questioned God's judgment but thank God He revealed to me what you are teaching in this post. The Lord wanted the nephilum destroyed. Somehow the existence of the nephilum has been twisted into a work of fiction, a clever plot from the devil to make God appear cruel when in fact it was God's mighty hand of protection. I am glad there are pastors like you who are not afraid to address these biblical questions because this is a nugget of truth that has impact on understanding the bible and how to interpret certain scriptures as well as understanding what types of things could occur today and what could be hidden from our knowledge. Thank God the Father for Jesus who gives us truth, light and life and guides us out of this dark world.

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