From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the remnant of God that is still trying to worship in the wrong tabernacle!!!!! I beseech you by the mercies of God: Come out from among them and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing!!!!! JUDGEMENT IS HERE!!!!
. Numbers 16. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and 250 of their closest friends, wanted the priesthood when the priesthood was not theirs. Men whom God had not set in the office of the priest, wanted the priesthood anyway.
. Numbers 16:40 says that no stranger is to come near to the Lord to offer incense before the Lord.
. burning incense before the Lord is a type of worship.
. Ezekiel 44:6-9. And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you all your abominations, in that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when you offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations. And you have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves. Thus saith the Lord God; no stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
. Numbers 16:21. The Lord was going to consume Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and their friends.
. verse 22. Moses and Aaron interceded for them.
. verse 23. the Lord spoke and said: tell the congregation to get away from their tabernacle!
. verse 26. Moses said unto the congregation: Depart I pray you from the tents of these men. and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.
. verse 27. so they got up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram on every side.
. verse 30-33. the Lord made a new thing and the ground opened up and swallowed them up. these men had provoked the Lord.
. verse 35. a fire consumed the 250 men. men of distinction. well known among them.
. evidently the congregation had agreed with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and their 250 friends. evidently the congregation had liked things the way they were. these men were men of distinction. well known among them.
. verse 41. but on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, You have killed the people of the Lord.
. verse 44-45. the Lord was angry and said: Get away from them. Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. Moses and Aaron fell on their faces.
. verse 46-50. and Moses said unto Aaron, take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the Lord; the plague is begun.
. and Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. and he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
. get up from every tabernacle where there is sexual sin and money is worshipped. worship led by priests that are not priests. on altars that are not altars. to gods that are not God.
. let us humble ourselves and worship HIM.
. it could be that true worship will again stop the plague in Israel.