Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday,May 26, 2017
Prin-First it starts with the rejection of spiritual authority on the part of a few and then it spreads to a total rejection of the Lord and Bible doctrine on the part of the whole.
They didn't want freedom because freedom demands responsibility.
1. They said to Moses "you have gone far enough" = which means we've had with you.
2. Then they also said "for all the congregation are holy," = we are just as good as you and can do the job you can.
In a conspiracy there are always those who are jealous, covetous, envious and lustful of what the victim of their conspiracy has.
3. Therefore, the third statement they made - "and the Lord is in our midst;" = we don't need you, the Lord is with us also.
When God does something, it is always a right thing in a right way.
4. Then the fourth statement "why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?" = you make yourself higher than others, you're unapproachable.
Here Korah is referring specifically to the 250 princes, but he is applying it in his subtle way to everyone.
He is deceiving people and using them for personal gain.
He's getting as many individuals involved in this as he can, so that the conspiracy will have some credibility and believability.
a. You give the conspiracy some credibility and believability.
b. You bully people into supporting something that is evil without them even knowing it.
c. You put them in a position of supporting the conspiracy, which is very difficult for them to get out of, unless, they make some drastic decisions --- like separation.
d. You cause them to get involved with the evil behind the conspiracy, which can be used AGAINST THEM in the future to keep them committed to the conspiracy, as well.
What Korah has also done is promise the 250 princes personal promotion when he gets promoted.
"Communication does not mean defense, rather it means to rest our case by stating the truth through facts and appealing to the Supreme Court of Heaven.
Be very careful that you do not become so naive that you will not listen to doctrinal teaching which is designed to protect you from deception."
Question: "Why did God strike Uzzah dead for touching the Ark of the Covenant?"
God’s anger burned against Uzzah and He struck him down and he died.
First, God had given Moses and Aaron specific instructions about the Tent of Meeting and the movement of the Ark of the Covenant, Num 4:15.
This was a means of preserving the sense of God’s holiness and the fear of drawing near to Him without appropriate preparation.
Failing to follow God’s precise instructions would be seen as not revering God’s words when He spoke them through those such as Moses, whom He had appointed.
Secondly, having an independent attitude that might border on rebellion, i.e., seeing and acting on things from a worldly, rather than a spiritual, perspective is disobedience.
The ark had stayed for a period of time at Abinadab’s house; 2Sa 6:3, where his sons, Uzzah and Ahio, may well have become accustomed to its presence.
“Familiarity breeds contempt,” that could apply in this case.
Korah is the type of individual who gets others to do his dirty work while trying to appear righteous to those who really do not know him.
Spiritual disorders can lead to mental disorders.
Spiritual disorders can result in mental disorders unless dealt with properly through the PSD's.
Moses is the leader of the people and the greatest Bible teacher in the O.T. and Aaron who had charge of the ritual teaching of doctrine to the congregation of Israel.
First of all revolution, conspiracy, rebellion, revolt, always start the same way....with a lie.
The word holy is used because in a conspiracy you take a "spiritual word" and attach it to a bunch of losers.
PSA 94:8 Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
PRO 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
In Num 16, we have transference arrogance.
When they said that, this is the human rights gimmick.
The word "holy" qadowsh means ordained, set apart, --- they are saying that they can do just as well in teaching Bible doctrine and just as well in the function of the various things in the tabernacle.
Korah is the one exalting himself above others while Moses was the most humble man in all the earth.
In every organization including Israel, there are those believers capable of being acted upon and therefore led astray by conspiracy.
Conspirators never go around and announce themselves as conspirators.
By propaganda I mean distortion, lies, rumors, and indoctrination or garbage in the soul.