Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 44. The Shekinah glory kills the priests.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Moses was the uncle to Nadab and Abihu, EXO 6:23.
In a state of intoxication, after the fantastic scene in LEV 9:22-24, they took unauthorized fire called strange fire from the altar of incense in front of the veil.
This is a perfect illustration of human viewpoint breaking its way in on God and being totally consumed.
One of the things that characterizes a drunk is sloppiness.
Christ is the light of the world, and Christ was the light in the holy of holies.
God will not allow human works or creature credit to interfere with His divine plan.
God always has commands, directions or mandates.
How much more now that the Shekinah glory is in us should we be precise and accurate in our worship.
In the Old Testament, they died because they did not follow God’s directions precisely.
Many believers are sick physically, weak mentally and some have even died because they did not follow the Lord’s directions precisely, 1CO 11:28-30.
This is the story of Eli’s two sons: Hophni and Phinehas.
The Jews had just been defeated in battle by the Philistines, which was actually judgment for their apostasy and rejection of doctrine.
Normally when Israel was defeated in war it would cause them to turn to the Lord, but in losing this battle instead of turning to the Lord the Jews were looking for good luck.
1. Hophni and Phinehas were killed.
2. The ark of the covenant was taken by the Philistines and put in their heathen temple.
The Shekinah glory or kabodh had departed from Israel because the ark of God was captured and because they had violated every principle of doctrine related to the Shekinah glory.
Learning God’s procedures is especially hindered by the two great enemies of the Christian: ignorance and arrogance.
JAM 4:4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
1JO 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
LEV 22:21 And when a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord to fulfill a special vow, or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted;
ROM 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and “perfect.”
2TI 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling “accurately” the word of truth.
1CO 13:10 - the completed canon of scripture is perfect
JAM 1:25 - the perfect law
ACT 18:26 - the “way of God” is accurate.
2TI 2:15 - the pastor is instructed to handle “accurately” the word of truth.
If your pastor is not accurate in what he teaches then you will not have the accurate information needed to live in the PPOG.