Monday, November 6, 2017

The Chronicles Of The Door Series book review

I've read the stories in the Bible many times and wondered what did the angels think while watching this play out. Some times I wondered what was going through God's mind as He sat there knowing what would happen and the effects that would ripple through time because of it.
In the Chronicles Of The Door series by Gene Edwards, you get to see behind the curtains of heaven during some of the most memorable stories in the Bible. Mr. Edwards gives us a glimpse of what may have been some of the reactions of the ethereal world to the events that play out in the mortal world.
Start with The Beginning and read the other side of Creation and the Fall. The Escape follows when God chose a man and a family and gave an Eternal Promise. As angels fight the powers of darkness, The Birth tells of when God left the realm of the Immortal to walk as a man. Then read as the greatest battle occurs between that of Death and the Lamb of Life in The Triumph. But, that's not the end! The Return tells the end of the story; the Culmination of the plan that was laid out before time began- the Land, the Lamb, the Lineage, and Lucifer all find out their place in Eternity.
Even though these books are part fiction, I got a huge blessing from reading the things that my mind had a hard time conjuring on it's own. If you've ever wanted to understand the heavenly conversations about some of the timelines in the Bible, then reading of these events from Mr. Edward's perspective.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Whose I Am (poetry)

Jesus, Master, whose I am,
  Purchased Thine alone to be,
By Thy blood, O spotless Lamb,
  Shed so willingly for me;
Let my heart be all Thine own,
Let me live to Thee alone.

Other lords have long held sway;
  Now, Thy name alone to bear,
Thy dear voice alone obey,
  Is my daily, hourly prayer.
Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
Nothing else my joy can be.

Jesus, Master! I am Thine;
  Keep me faithful, keep me near;
Let Thy presence in me shine
  All my homeward way to cheer.
Jesus! at Thy feet I fall,
Oh, be Thou my All-in-all.

- Frances Ridley Havergal

Friday, November 3, 2017

Believer's Heritage- A Prophecy Fulfilled

God had chosen a single man and given him a promise. Abraham was called by God to leave his home and go to the place that God would choose. God promised to make a great nation out of his lineage and also promised to bless and curse people according to how they treated his lineage.
Genesis 12:1-3- Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
The last part of the blessing was a promise that all the families of the entire world would be blessed through his offspring. We call the promises given to Abraham the "Everlasting Covenant".
Psalm 105:9-10- Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
This everlasting covenant was an eternal promise from God.
Psalm 89:34-35- My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
God brought the children of Abraham through many things before he finally gave them Caanan, the Promised Land. Why did He make them go through these things? Why make them wait so long to obtain the promised possession?
Genesis 15:13-16- And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
God made them wait because the Amorites who dwelt in the land hadn't surpassed His longsuffering and mercy. Once God had enough of their sins, He would bring the children of Abraham into the land to wipe out the heathen and obtain the possession.
Once the Jews were in the Promised Land, they started a cycle of obeying God and then falling away to worship false idols, getting punished with invading nations, repenting and begging God to save them, obeying God for a time and then falling away to worship false idols again.
God had promised to bless them if they followed Him and obeyed His commandments, but He also promised to curse them if they rejected Him and turned to worship false gods.
Leviticus 26:32-33- And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Deuteronomy 30:1-3- And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
This cycle continued through the time of the Judges of Israel until the end of the time of the Kings of Israel.
By this time God had had enough! He was going to let the people go into captivity for a long time until they learned their lesson! In 606 BC the Babylonian Captivity of Judah happened. This was after the Assyrian captivity of the lands of Israel. The Jews were ripped out of their Promised Land and forced into a heathen land on the ninth of Av (Jewish calendar date).
Hosea 3:4-5- For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
But, God's promise to Abraham had not been forgotten.
Ezekiel 36:20-24- And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
In time, God brought the people back to their land. They rebuilt their temple, but they never regained their king or their prince! Their land was under the rule of first the Babylonians, followed by the Persians, then the Greeks, and then the Romans (and this is when history changed forever).
After 500+ years, the time had come for one of God's promises to Abraham to be fulfilled- the Messiah, the Son of the Lord God Almighty, came to Israel. He fulfilled all of the prophecies of the Old Testament, and was rejected by the religious leaders of the Jews. When He arose as the Lord Jesus Christ and was still rejected by the leaders of the Jews, a new destruction happened.
In 70 AD, Rome came into Jerusalem and on the ninth of Av again destroyed the city and sent the children of Abraham into captivity, this time to the ends of the world.
Now, they were without a king, without a prince, and without a temple and a priest. The prophecy of Hosea had been fulfilled.
But, God hadn't forgotten His promise to Abraham.
In 1891, the father of modern Zionist Movement, William Blackstone, petitioned the world Governments to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Following in his steps, Theodor Herzl published his book, The Jewish State: A Modern Solution To The Jewish Question, in 1896.
Luke 21:24- And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
God was sending His chosen people out of the Promised Land until the time of the Gentiles was  fulfilled. Just like the iniquity of the Amorites, there is a time period that the Lord is giving the Gentiles to repent of their wickedness. Many will be saved during this time, both Jew and Gentile crying out to God to wash their sins clean by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
This multitude will make up a unique people known as the Church, or the Bride of Christ.
The country of Israel, or Palestine as the Romans would change the name to, would now be ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Seljukes, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Ottoman Turks, British, and then the current inhabitants, the Jews.
An interesting note is that the Muslims didn't capture Israel until AD 638 and they only ruled until the Ottoman Turks lost their control in AD 1918. This defeat was brought on by the British, with the Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour issuing the Balfour Declaration which prepared the land of Palestine (Israel) for the return of the Jewish people.
Ezekiel 37:11-12, 21, 25- Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
Near the closing of the time of the Gentiles, the Lord will again bring His people the Jews back to their Promised Land- and that is what is happening right now!
After World War II, the United Nations was created to take over for the League of Nations. In 1947, the UN voted to give a small partition of land in Palestine to the Jews. Even though World War I prepared the land for the Jews, the hearts of the Jewish people were not ready to go there. It was the Russian Pograms and the Holocaust of World War II that prepared the Jews to go back to the land of Israel.
The Jews were trying to establish a country of their own in Palestine in 1948, but they were being threatened by the armies of Arab and Egypt. God used the President of the United States of America to fulfill this part of His promise. President Truman was the first to recognize the nation of Israel as it's own country on May 14, 1948; a nation that had been out of existence for over 1,800 years was again reborn!
The prophecies of many of the Old Testament men of God have been fulfilled; even though it's taken two millennia to do so, God's Word has come to pass just like He said it would!
But soon, the time of the Gentiles will come to fruition, God is going to call His Church out of this world and turn His attention again to the Jews, Jerusalem, and the nation of Israel. Israel will again have a king and a priest, but this will only be the beginning of their sorrows.
What Daniel prophesied will then come to pass.
Daniel 11:21-24- And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
The time of Jacob's Trouble will begin. A man who many will accept as the promised Messiah will stand up and peacefully take rule, but it won't last long! God will begin to pour His wrath on man, beast, and nature. The world will become what the post-apocalyptic movies never could imagine!
But, this will only be the beginning.
Revelation 13:1-7- And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
The peaceful ruler will be killed, and then he will resurrect after three days. But he won't be the same for he will be possessed by the devil- Satan in the flesh!
And this will start the Great Tribulation!
Daniel 9:27- And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
All of his peaceful promises will be thrown away, and he will become the most destructive dictator the world has ever known! His tyranny will reach to every corner of the globe, and his corruption will decimate every place on earth!
Daniel 11:36-39- And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
This man will set up an image and expect everyone to worship it or die!
Revelation 13:13-18-  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Everyone knows that 666 is bad! But, whoever doesn't take this mark and worship this false idol will be killed. This is known in Daniel as the Abomination that maketh desolate, or the Abomination of Desolation.
The Jews will almost be wiped out! The world will be terribly destroyed. But, God will not forget His promise to Abraham!
Isa 13:6, 9, 11- Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Jeremiah 39:17- But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.
Joel 1:15- Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
Joel 2:11- And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
The Lord Jesus Christ is going to come in and save His chosen people. He is going to set up His throne in Jerusalem and bring the Jews back to their Promised Land!
And, He's going to fix the entire world!
Isa 65:19-25 KJV] 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
The Lord Jesus Christ is going to make a paradise that's like the garden of Eden!
"Fairy Tales!" you may say, but let me ask you- Has any other nation that has been wiped out for almost two millenia ever come back to the exact spot they use to be and live with the same language, the same name of the country, and the same capitol city? Because, Israel has! God said it way back in Abraham's time, Moses' time, David's time, Daniel's time, and it came to be.
Are you really willing to bet your life on a chance that this is all coincidence?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Choice Isn't Yours

I was talking with a Calvinist the day I wrote this, and this guy was pretty messed up. Calvanists believe that you cannot choose to be saved; God chooses who will be saved and who will be damned. You are drawn into salvation by God if you were chosen to be saved, and those who are chosen to be damned cannot get the grace of God.

I quoted Romans 10:13- For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. And, he claimed that "whosoever" didn't mean what I thought it meant.
Well, the word "whosoever" is found 183 times in the King James Bible. And, from the context it looks like it means anyone. When I went to Webster's 1828 dictionary it said any one; any person whatever.
But, let us look at a different verse, shall we? II Peter 3:9- The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. In that verse "any" and "all" are used. I'm wondering if he thinks that those words don't mean what I think they mean?
Webster's dictionary says that "any" means some, an indefinite number, an indefinite quantity. And, "all" means everyone, or the whole number of particulars.
Ezekiel 3 speaks of a man who sins and dies in his sin that he suffers the consequences of his own actions, but if someone doesn't tell them they're sinning that someone is also held accountable. In Ezekiel 33, he goes on to say that a sinful man can turn from his sins and a righteous man can become wicked. It's not God forcing them to change!
James 1:13-14- Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
God is not going to force a man that is doing right to sin! He doesn't tempt us to sin. The world, the flesh, and the devil tempt us to sin. So, God isn't going to force someone to be righteous or wicked.
In Joshua 24:15, Joshua tells the children of Israel to choose who they were going to serve. They had the choice.
The man said that God hardened Pharaoh's heart in Exodus 6, and that Pharaoh had no choice in the matter. But, Pharaoh had known what the previous ruler had done. He had the chance to free the Jewish slaves when he took the position. He had already made up his mind that he wanted to keep them slaves. God only furthered his choice by giving him commands that He knew Pharaoh was too proud to obey. God hardened Pharaoh's heart because Pharaoh had ALREADY made the choice.
You have a choice on whether or not you accept Christ as your Savior. You have a choice as to whether or not you will live your life as a Christian telling others about God or for yourself. God will not force you to do what He wants of you!
Proverbs is full of verses that warn us not to choose the way of the wicked. Why include those warning if we didn't have a choice in the matter?
He then tried to use Romans 8:28- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. He said that you have to be drawn by God, or called, and that you only think you chose after you were drawn by God.
Let's look at the context. This chapter is talking about us living through the power of the Spirit of God (Romans 8:1) and not living through the desires of the flesh (Romans 8:8); we are adopted into God's family (Romans 8:15) and we should act like it (Romans 8:17) though we don't look like it (Romans 8:19-21); we are waiting in hope for the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8:23); we are in the flesh so we don't know what we should pray for (Romans 8:26) so the Spirit of God inside of us prays to God for what we need (Romans 8:27); so we can know that everything we go through (Romans 8:28) is to help us become what God designed (Romans 8:30); so don't worry about what you are going through because God is not going to be there with you (Romans 8:35-39).
People look at predestinate and think it means the person- God predestinated the man to be saved or not. That's not what it's saying! It's the position that's predestinated. If you chose to accept Christ as your Savior then you will have the Holy Spirit placed inside you and you will never have to worry about what you go through because the end is a glorified body in heaven for all eternity!
If you marry a king, you are predestined to be a queen. The person? No, that choice wasn't made until the king made it! But, the position- whoever he chooses will become queen. But, the woman can turn down the proposal- she has a choice!
Don't take what anyone says for face value! Look up the verses; check out who is talking, to whom are they talking, and of what time are they speaking. The Bible has Old and New Testament. It has Jews, Gentiles, and the church of God. It has saved and lost sinners. And, it has different things to say to each of these people during different times in history!
II Timothy 2:15- Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
There are divisions in the Bible. You're going to have to study to get it right. But, the blessings that come along with this work are worth it!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Israel In The Wilderness- Part 21


God had one more task for Moses to accomplish before he died.
Numbers 31:1-2- And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
God wanted vengeance on the Midianites. He told Moses it was time to go to war again.
Numbers 31:3, 6-8 - And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian. And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand. And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males. And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Joshua led the battle, and they won. They won the battle because it was what God wanted them to do. If you go around picking fights that God doesn't want you in He's not going to bless you! God blessed the children of Israel because they listened and obeyed.
Numbers 31:49-50- And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us. We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.
Not only did God help them to win the battle, but He also made sure that no one from the army of Israel died. This was a miracle, and the people wanted to show their appreciation to God by a thanksgiving offering.
Numbers 31:54- And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.
Now the children of Israel had a good sized piece of land that they had taken over. The Lord had promised to lead them into Canaan, the Promised Land, but some of the tribes liked where they were.
Numbers 32:2,4-5, 16-18- The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying, Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle: Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan. And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones: But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land. We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.
The tribe of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh asked if they could stay on the East side of Jordan. They promised that the men of war would go over the Jordan River with Joshua and help all the other tribes to get their inheritance in the Promised Land, and then they would return to where they were now and it would be their inheritance.
Numbers 32:20-22- And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war, And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him, And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.
Moses told them that God would bless them if they kept their promise. Then he sat down and wrote about all of the things that had happened to God's people- starting with Creation until then.
Numbers 33:2a- And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD:
Then Moses gave them to the Hebrew children.
Deuteronomy 5:1; 6:2, 7- And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 31:1-2, - And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
Moses wanted the children of Israel to remember all that they learned while he was their leader. Then he wanted to encourage Joshua to follow the Lord's instructions and to lead the Hebrew children in the way that God would have them to go.
Deuteronomy 31:7-8- And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 32:48-52- And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession: And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people: Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
God called Moses to view the Promised Land from a high mountain. Moses would die in that mountain. After 120 years of life on this earth, his time would now be over.
Deuteronomy 34:5-7- So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
God buried Moses' body in that mountain.
This is the eulogy that the chidlren of Israel gave Moses.
Deuteronomy 34:8-12- And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses. And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.