FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Scripture: Numbers 16:11-14
Numbers 16:11-14,30,35 says, “’Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the Lord. And what is Aaron that you complain against him?’ And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, but they said, ‘We will not come up! Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you should keep acting like a prince over us? Moreover you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!’” Wolves stirred up the people against Moses and Aaron. Moses brought an indictment against the leaders for violating God’s Word and rejecting His choice. They responded by rebuking Moses and saying, “We’ll never do what you say, in any way, shape or form! None of the things you have told us will come to pass.” Sometimes we see civil war in the church. God is the Ultimate Arbiter. Verse 30 says, “But if the Lord creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected the Lord.” Verse 35 says, “And a fire came out from the Lord and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering incense.” The war continued. In verse 40 we have a memorial to Moses’ prayer in verse 15. Moses appealed to God, because he had not taken and he had not hurt. In 1 Samuel 12:1-5, we find the same appeal from Samuel. In Jeremiah, God said that even if Moses and Samuel prayed, He would not be inclined to forgive this people. But we stand in a place better than Moses and Samuel. So in the New Covenant, we have to fulfill our part. This means, we have to be able to say what Moses and Samuel said, “I have not taken and I have not hurt.” If we can say we have not taken and we have not hurt, we qualify for the full measure of God’s Judicial Hand. And in the New Covenant, it eclipses what Moses and Samuel did. Moses prayed and God created a new thing. He created a sinkhole that swallowed His enemies. Is it possible for God to create a new thing when you and I pray today? It most certainly is and the Scripture guarantees it will. This is the God we serve in the last days. Could a sinkhole open under California’s legislature? We can walk with Him and see what develops! Are we ready? Do we believe Matthew 11:12? If we do, then what we read of Moses and Samuel is certainly possible. God is willing and He is waiting on us. If those leading the Senate invoke the Nuclear Option to put ungodly judges on the DC Court of Appeals, where is the church? Praying God’s Nuclear Option over the Senate is imperative!