“THE LORD’S TABLE”
March 10th, 2022
- What is “Korah’s rebellion?”
Korah’s story is found in Numbers 16. Korah was a Levite, but not of the priestly family of Aaron. As a Levite, he had had his own God-appointed sphere of ministry, yet he was not content with it. He wanted the ministry and the authority of Moses. He was a prominent man in Israel, and one day came to Moses, saying, “You take too much upon yourself, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourself about the congregation of the Lord?” Numbers 16:3
When Korah said this, Moses fell on his face, knowing God’s judgment would soon come. Moses then proposed a test: each group took censers (for burning incense) and came before the Lord. The Lord Himself would choose which man He wanted to represent Him: Moses or Korah.When they both came before God, the Lord told Moses to step away. Then, the ground opened up and swallowed Korah and his followers. After that, fire came down from heaven and burned up all of his supporters. They all perished because Korah and his followers resented the authority God gave to Moses and Aaron.
When we reject spiritual authority assigned to us and when we speak evil against them, whether we disagree or dislike what they say or how ministry is run or anything that they do for GOD, we are walking in the rebellion of Korah. 1 Sa 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king”.
Korah needed to learn this essential lesson: we should work hard to fulfill everything God has called us to be. We should also respect the spiritual leadership over us and try not to take their place especially if GOD hasn’t called you or given you their position. If you know that GOD has prophetically informed you about your purpose as a Pastor, then it is in your best spiritual interest to begin to learn that role while under leadership and serve!
Serve wholeheartedly; serve without complaining, serve without being competitive, serve without any hidden motive, serve with a smile, serve with no money, serve with happiness, serve when you are sad, serve from your heart because your love for HIM far outweighs your problems, serve when you are going through your storm, serve through the trial and test, just serve!! No great man or woman serving GOD in the vineyard was ever promoted by GOD in their wilderness of murmuring and complaining. If you are complaining about serving in ministry, then your attitude is not toward the Pastor, leadership, it is toward GOD even though the Pastor may not hear your gossip and complaining against them! Pro 17:11 “An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him”.
At the same time, we should never try to be what God has not called us to be.These three men came from quite different backgrounds: Cain was a farmer, Balaam was a prophet, and Korah was a leader in Israel. We commit apostasy (defined : an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith) and operate in the rebellion of Korah when we do this against GOD’S CHOSEN ELECT. Examine one-self! Repent! Fast and Pray! Ask GOD to deliver you from the spirit of rebellion against authority lest you face the same fate as Korah!
In His Name,
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