MONDAY, APRIL 9
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-3
Normally we think of the creative in a Priestly application. We think of God recreating body parts, creating things we need and creating blessings. Sometimes, the creative has to be applied in a Kingly, judicial way. When we find ourselves assaulted to the point of destruction, then Numbers 16:1-3 becomes a blueprint for how to act, how to conduct ourselves, how to judge and how to pray. Verses 1-3 state, “Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men; and they rose up before Moses with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation, men of renown. They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?’” Korah, Dathan and Abiram stood against Moses and turned the entire congregation against them, challenging Moses’ leadership. In such a situation, Moses only has one appeal because he is totally outnumbered. When we find ourselves outnumbered, whether it is by antichrist judges or politicians abusing their authority and decreeing abominations, whatever the situation, we must realize that we have a covenantal, judicial appeal before the Throne that belongs to us. The promise is to give us divine intervention so that God’s eternal purpose can be accomplished and that our ministry is not aborted. Our prayer is simple: “Lord, do to them in double what they decree for us! Let double come down on their heads!” Moses found himself in just such a place and prayed accordingly! May we follow his example and gain parallel results!