BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2019.
TEXT: Numbers 16: 15-27
KEY VERSE: Numbers 16:26 “And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.”
They do not understand the ways of God, hence when people are appointed to the office of leadership and other positions, they always try to analyze qualifications and skills of such elected candidates according to the pattern of the world and not after the operations of the Holy Spirit.
They were using their human reasoning to analyze the qualifications of Moses and Aaron; they were not mindful of the many times the Lord had proved his acceptance of Moses by displaying mighty works through him. At the very beginning of his assignment, Moses was interviewed by the elders of Israel; the Lord authenticated His presence with him right there in their presence by turning the rod into a snake, He also proved His presence with Moses by the display of several signs in the land of Egypt.
God confirmed His appointment of Moses through the display of power on the night of Passover when He instructed the Israelites to apply the blood of animals on their door post; this led to their great deliverance from bondage of 430 years. He also demonstrated His power through Moses at the Red Sea, when all hope seemed lost, and the host of Pharaoh had caught up with the Israelites by the Red Sea, by the hands of Moses, God made a way of escape for the people and gave them complete deliverance from their long time captor by giving them a mass burial in the bottom of the Red Sea.
They failed to acknowledge the presence of God with Moses when He descended upon Mount Sinai and spoke with His servant Moses and handed to him the commandments. They seemed to forget that when the Lord God spoke to the people and they could not bear it, this same Moses was the one they pleaded to mediate between them and God in order to receive God's message.
They chose to ignore all these evidences and follow the dictates of their carnal mind by levelling false and provocative accusations against the man of God. These three were not interested in the purpose and plan of God for His people, all they were interested in was to promote themselves and make their names great, by occupying the office of the high priest.
The same evil is still going on in the church of God today. People with uncircumcised hearts strive for significant positions in the house of God. They have no regard nor respect for the presence of God, neither do they care to maintain or promote peace in the house of the Lord. All they are after is how to elevate themselves and sit in the highest position of honor in the church.
Thought for the day:
They promote great division in the house of God.
Song for the day:
What a mighty God we serve, Alleluia.....
Bible Reading for the day:
Jeremiah 40-42; Hebrews 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA