By General Deborah Green

Ths message was given Dec. 29, 2016

P RAISE GOD welcome to this broadcast, the name of this message is, “All the Abominable Practices,” and our scripture is Deuteronomy twenty and we are going to be reading here what it is that God spoke to His own people, what it is that God desired and required and also let me tell you that His standards are not obsolete. Lot of people say, “well the New Testament tells us that the ministry of Jesus is love.

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoso believes in Him would not perish.” That believes upon Him, or in Him, means we practice the standard of the Living God. It does not mean that we remain in all the abominable practices that we have been guilty of as sinners. IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE REMAIN IN OUR SINS, AND SAY WE BELIEVE UPON HIM. It means that we turn from the wicked way, we turn from transgression and violation, and we turn fully to the way of the Lord. As I go through this scripture, I want you to keep in mind that the forbidden practices that God prohibited, to His people are still forbidden, and we are not going to take up the ways of the nations that God destroyed under His wrath and take up those ways, and get by with the same on God.

A lot of people think they can live in diversity which is nothing more than perversity which is outright rebellion against God, and that they are forcing God to accept them. I don’t care if you get every law in the land in favor of your sin, it is still sin before God. Because America has chosen to grow contemptuous towards God, and hateful towards God, under the Jezebel covering, we think these practices are all of a sudden forced down God’s throat and He has to recant of His generations of standard demanding, and say. “Okay, I finally see it your way.” Sorry folks it does not work that way. We either play the game God’s way, or hell is the inevitable consequence of our sinful life. Plain and simple, hell is the reward of those who insist and persist in multiplied transgression.

Beginning in verse one of Deuteronomy 20, Amplified Version, and please follow along in the scripture with me, because it is important that we understand the word of God. “When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid of them. For the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt is with you.” We are living in a time when we are not seeing in battle, horses, chariots, but we are seeing demonic powers, under the guise of government demands, under the guise of legal sanctions against the believers in Christ Jesus, of forbidding the calling of sin, sin, etc. In other words the enemy is in a sense the government that has aligned itself with evil.

Now it used to be that the governing factor was aligned with the standard of God. The laws forbid certain practices, the laws forbid the exhibition of public nudity and the exhibition of private parts. Now all of these things are approved by the government, and people have the right to exhibit themselves in all postures of filthiness and their rights are protected by the very same government that once stood for the standard of God.

So in this case when I say “enemies” it is the governmental regulations that dictate morality, which is basically immorality. People say, “well those old Aggressive Christians are opposed to the government.” We are opposed to the government of Satan. That which is of God, we welcome that government, but if the government is of demon forces sent to devour men’s souls, and the standard of righteousness, and eradicate His holiness out of the earth, those things are our enemies. Not because we are looking for enemies, but because they are opposing the standards of the God that we serve.

So He is saying, “When you go forth to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater then your own.” Okay the laws against righteousness nowadays are almost endless. They are forcing children in pubic school to be functioning in dysfunctional decadence. What I mean by that is teaching them perversion. They are teaching them uncleanness, they are teaching them abominable practices.

“When you see horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid of them. For the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt is with you.” So this element of fear of the enemy is ever present to the children of God. It is one of these shall we say perils, dangers, occurrences that come as we seek to obey God. There will always be enemies, stronger, greater, bigger, more forceful, have every thing on their side who are opposing us. But He said “don’t be afraid for I brought you out of Egypt. Remember I am the one who that did that great miracle for you.”

So He is saying you are not supposed to be trembling in fear over what they have according to human standards on their side, because you have me on your side. We are never to forget that our God is greater. But this element, this factor of fear is always present. You see some people they get afraid they throw themselves right into the arms of the enemy, they turn against God, they turn against the people of God, they make up lies, they make up false accusations, they think, at last they will be safe because they have abandoned themselves to the arms of the enemy.

But they don’t realize that those very arms pull them in and give them the KISS OF DEATH. That when they have done that they have separated themselves from the very life that is found in Christ Jesus the Lord and the only life that will stay them throughout eternity in the presence of God. They have chosen instead the death by embracing or going into the embrace of the enemy thinking they find safety, they find death.

It is very strict, anybody who departs from God, and will not repent and return has only death and damnation awaiting them. They do not find some new way, they do not find escape, they do not find mercy because they have rejected mercy in turning from God. So this fear factor is something we are always going to have to deal with. It doesn’t go away because we wish it was not there. Because the carnal beast is always going to be a beast. The carnal factors are always going to war, threaten, incant, despise and hate the Spirit life that is found in Christ Jesus, the Lord.

“When you come near to the battle,” it says, “the priest shall approach and speak to the men, and shall say to them, hear oh Israel you draw near this day to battle against your enemies. Let not your minds and hearts faint, fear not, do not tremble or be terrified and in dread because of them.” So in other words, grab hold of yourself. Do not give way to this heavy spirit of fear. Don’t do it. Because if you do, you are useless in battle.

“For the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight, for you against your enemies to save you. For the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to save you.” So we see that God’s intention was to save Israel. He knows the enemies are bigger, He knows they are greater, He knows they are stronger, but He also knows who is His, and He knows who He has chosen, and He knows who it is that is serving Him.

IT SAYS THAT HIS INTENTION IS TO SAVE THEM, TO SAVE YOU. So God does not allow us to enter into a battle as His people that He arranges to see us destroyed. The enemy will tell you God is doing it this time, honey you are done.

“The officers shall speak to the people saying, what man is there who has built a new house, and has not dedicated it, let him return to his house lest he die in the battle and another man dedicate it. What man has planted a vineyard and has not used the fruit of it, let him also return to his house lest he die in the battle and another man use the fruit of it. And what man has betrothed a wife and has not taken her, let him return to his house lest he die in the battle and another man take her.”

What he is saying is if you have another allegiance, get out. If your allegiance is to these other factors and you are not whole hearted for the Lord, go back to those factors. Because why? Because you will be a HINDRANCE in the battle. Because you will be double minded. What does it say of the double minded? They are unstable in all of their ways. It says the officers shall speak to the people and say to them, if this is pulling on you, and you want that, and you are going to be so fearful you will die in battle, you will die in battle. You won’t be able to get that thing your heart is longing after then you are not all the way for the Lord. It says, “go back to what your heart longs for, go back to your interest is centered on.” If it is not the purpose of God, if it is not the plan of God, if it is not the desire of God, then really you are not worthy.

He said He was going to save His people so why is He saying to these, “lest you die in battle?” You know why they will die in battle? Because their allegiance is not fully with the Lord. Are you hearing me, when we see people under the forces of darkness, the enemy forces etc. and we go through these battles we have been through year in and year out and we see people die spiritually why do you think that has happened? Because they had other interests. It wasn’t because God said, ‘okay I am going to kill you off because I don’t like your face,’ it was because their heart was not single unto the Lord. They had other interests, they had become dead branches. Because we must continue to abide, abide, abide in the vine. Because if we are not abiding in the vine, we can die in battle.

“The officers shall speak to the people and say, what man is fearful and faint hearted, let him return to his house, lest because of him, his brethren’s minds and hearts faint as does his own.” It is very clear, your fear, your double mindedness, your love of the world, your desire for the things carnal can affect others. In other words you are a contaminate in the day of battle.

So it is saying, “GET OUT OF HERE!” That is true even now, we are in the final stages in this land of a battle that has drug on for almost thirty years and the same principle applies, if you have other interests, if you are trying to save your own behind then you don’t belong on the front lines. If you want to keep your life, you are going to cause others to lose their lives because you are contaminating. We have to follow God, with the motivation of do or die. We have to be determined that no matter what way, He leads that we are right behind Him. We are going to go for it no matter what the price. So He is telling the ones who are not willing to put their all into battle, that you are going to affect others by your double mindedness, by your desire to keep your own life, by your love of other factors.

“When the officers finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders at the head of the people.” Remember that modern critics say there is nothing in the Bible that implies God had an army, there is nothing in the Bible that refers to a militant people for God. Here it says, officers, commanders, hello? Some people need to read their Bibles more carefully before they open their big floppy chops about things they know nothing about. “When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.” I thought they came to kill them off, I thought they came for war.

“If that city makes an answer of peace to you, and opens to you, then all the people in it, shall be tributary to you and they shall serve you.” In other words, they are surrendering to the Lord. What were all of us we were all basically enemies of God, who given the call to repent, surrendered to God and became one of His. When I lived in sin, when you lived in sin, we were His enemies. When we were given the call to repent, which makes us at peace with God and we surrendered to that we became part of God’s people.

So the same principle in this enactment when you declare war against Satan’s house, you are likewise calling for peace. Because you are giving the sinners the opportunity to repent, to accept the way of God. So you see that MERCY CALLING GOES FORTH, that desire of God to see men and women, and children brought into Him was present then, it is present NOW. First as we see here God exhibits His mercy, He is not saying slaughter every one, but He is saying give them the chance to come in, to surrender. When we repent, we surrender to God, to do it His way not our way.

“But if it refuses to make peace with you and fights against you then you besiege them, and when the Lord your God has given it into your hands, you shall smite every male with the edge of the sword.” In other words, kill off all the males who are carrying the seed of life that refuses to repent. Back to the factor of the importance of the male, God says, “KILL THEM.”

“But the women and the little ones and all that is in the city, all the spoil in it, you shall take for yourself. You shall use the spoil of your enemies which the Lord your God has given you.” He is saying because these men fail to accept the offer of peace, kill them off. But you can spare these women and children and the possessions, but going on,

“So shall you treat all of the citizens that are very far off from you that do not belong to the cities of these nations.” There are certain nations that God had marked for utter destruction, there are other cities that are near to those nations or in the proximity of those nations that if they will accept the call of God to repent and surrender to God, they will be found acceptable. There is even a rule for if they refuse, kill off the males.

“But in the cities of these peoples which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance you shall save alive nothing that breathes.” So it is talking about the people of the land they are not going to save any of them, they are not to save the ones that God has marked for destruction. DO NOT LET YOUR EYE PITY THEM, do not find a reason to keep alive only one or do not find a reason to keep the king like Saul did, or to keep the livestock, or to keep anything when God says “utterly destroy.”

“But you shall utterly exterminate them, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perrizites, the Hivites, the Jebusites, as the Lord your God commanded you so that they may not teach you all the abominable practices they have carried on for their gods, and so cause you to sin against the Lord.” What is He saying? Don’t learn their way, utterly destroy them. Extinguish them, exterminate them.

“For all their abominable practices” that they have done for their gods, that they committed. So when we want to keep culture alive, of nations that have been brought to devastation, ruination, annihilation by God, and we want to go back and resurrect those cultures, and say, oh this was a wonderful practice that they did to the goddess Diana, and this was a wonderful practice that they did to the god Zeus, this was a wonderful practice where they burned their babies alive, this was glorious where they aborted their babies, and this was wonderful where they had child sex, and all of their orgies and we want to resurrect the practices and we become abomination unto God.

This word abomination, abominable comes from a root word which means, INHUMAN. So if the abominable practices are inhuman then that means they are demon inspired practices. You are either going to serve Jehovah God, the one true God who remains through Jesus Christ the Lord or you are going to serve the devil and his demons. When you give yourself over to abomination, abominable practices, the things that God has forbidden, you are giving yourself to be ruled by demons.

There is a vast majority in this land that are under the Jezebelian covering of hatred for the standard of God, who are committing abomination, they are under the lordship, the governing hand, the rule of demon powers. They are demon possessed, they are demon possessed. They are possessed of devils because they doing the inhuman practices, the abominations that the demons demand them to do.

Abominable means inhuman, nasty, and disgusting, vile, loathsome, highly unpleasant, disagreeable, very bad, and hateful according to Webster’s dictionary. So the whole set of demonic powers that are under the Jezebel rule are very hateful towards the people, the standard, the truth, the dictates of the Living God.

“So that they may not teach you, may not teach you all the abominable practices.” Don’t save one of the practices, don’t save one remnant of them, one cultural tradition, get rid of them all. “They have carried on for their gods and so cause you to sin against the Lord, your God. When you besiege a city for a long time that you war against to take it, you shall not destroy the trees, using an axe on them for you can eat their fruit, do not cut them down for it is a tree of the field of a man that it should be besieged by me. Only the trees which you know are not trees for food, you may destroy and cut down that you may build siege works against the city that makes war with you until it falls.”

That city will fall because God has determined it, ruination will come because they have withstood God. When you see the ones who have proudly, defiantly paraded themselves in their abominations, who are promoting the defiling of the innocents, who are promoting the eradication of Christianity, throughout the land, who are seeking to devastate and bring to ruination anyone who stands for Christian righteousness and the principles of God, do you think they will be in victory forever? Do you think they will reign and kings, queens and lords and princes forever? NO because the time God demands their eradication, and destruction is at hand, and God’s standard remains, and God says ALL OF THEIR ABOMINABLE PRACTICES MUST BE DONE AWAY WITH. AMEN.