Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

1. “You have gone far enough” = which means we’ve had with you.
2. “for all the congregation are holy,” = we are just as good as you and can do the job you can.
3. “and the Lord is in our midst;” = we don’t need you, the Lord is with us also.
4. “why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?” = you make yourself higher than others, you’re unapproachable.

He’s getting as many individuals involved in this as he can, so that the conspiracy will have some credibility and believability.
a. One — they say to God —- “Take your spiritual gift that You have given me and keep it Yourself!

1CO 16:22 If anyone does not personally love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha or under a curse until the Lord comes back.
The conspirators try to recruit so many other frustrated believers to give the conspiracy some credibility and believability.
b. To get people involved you also 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.

They should have known that the Lord will handle any problems with those in positions of authority, not them.

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.
Uzzah’s punishment does appear to be extreme for what we might consider to be a good deed…..you know holding up the ark so it would not fall……
Because accuracy is the order of the day.
God loves when we follow His commands even when don’t understand “WHY” the Lord says what He does.
First, God had given Moses and Aaron specific instructions about 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.
Notice how David took men with him to collect the ark, rather than allowing Abinadab and his sons to bring it to him.
It was to be borne upon men’s shoulders, and carried by Levites only, and those of the family of Kohath, Exo 25:12-14; Num 7:9.
Here is the lesson, Failing to follow God’s precise instructions would be seen as not revering God’s words when He spoke them through Moses whom God had appointed to be in charge.

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.

Thirdly, that is a directly violation of Joh 3:2-23; 2Ti 1:15.
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.

There’s an old saying, “familiarity breeds contempt,” that could apply in this case.
PRO 20:25 It is a snare for a man to devour that which is holy, and say rashly, “It is holy!”

It means to become familiar with the character and nature of God and the things of God.
They didn’t mind taken prosperity from the leader—-oh that was OK……

The sad thing is that they did not just quit on the leader…..but they quit on the congregation and then finally the Lord!
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.
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.

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