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Numbers Chapter 16

Numbers Chapter 16

Omniscient – You know everything.  You know Korah and Dathan and Abiram and what is in their heart.  You know what they want.  You know they are correct and that they are holy.  You know Moses (Jesus) is very angry.  You know what You will do and what will happen.  You know what Moses (Jesus) will say.  You know they will still grumble against You.  You know what Aaron (Gabriel?) will do.  You are all-knowing.

Omnipotent- You can do anything.  You swallow up 250 people.  You start the plague.  You kill 14,700 besides those who died on account of Korah.  You made Korah and Dathan and Abiram and You put it into their hearts to have the priesthood and to ask why.  You are Jehovah god.  You know me.  You know my heart.  You put it into my heart that You had them ask why.  Will I be swallowed up for asking questions also?  Will I be cut off or plagued because I understand Korah’s question I want to know also?  The sons of Israel are afraid but they are not listening.  You are all-powerful.

Omnipresent – You are everywhere.  You are in the angels midst and in the sons of Israel’s midst.  You are at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  You are here with me.  You are in my heart.  You are in Your Word.  You are all-present.

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You are tomorrow morning.  You are the next day.  You are 3,000 years ago.  You are today.  You are forever and ever.  You are time.

Immutable – You do not change. Why do we exalt ourselves above the assembly of You?  Why do the Levites (or perhaps the Seraphim Angels) exalt themselves above the assembly of You (perhaps the sons of Angles or the sons of Israel).  They each took his own censer and put fire on it, and laid incense (joy) on it.  They got back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.  They and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol.  Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which the men who were burned had offered.  Aaron (or Gabriel) put on the incense and made atonement for the people.  He took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.  You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You do not need any of Your creation to exist.  It is Your creation who needs You for existence.  You choose.  You decide.  You make Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.  You make Moses and Aaron.  You make up my existence.  You make up Your Word’s existence and Your plague.  You make up the censor’s and the incense and the fire pans existence.

Self-Sufficient – You do not need any of Your creation to bring about Your will or Your purpose.  You choose to use Korah, Dathan, Abiram, Moses, and Aaron because it is Your good pleasure, not Your need, that governs Your choice.

Infinite – There are no limits or bounds to Your person or dominion.  There are no limits to whom You may consume.  There are no limits or bounds to what You do.  You are without limits.

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach Your creation about Yourself and Your throne.  The Seraphim Angels took action and they rose up before Jesus.  When Jesus heard this, He fell on His face and prayed for the Seraphim.  Jesus said to Korah, “Hear now, you sons of angels…You have gone far enough.”  Dathan and Abiram are afraid of Jesus.  Then Jesus became very angry and said to You, “Do not regard their offering!”  Then You wanted to consume them but Jesus and Gabriel stepped in.  Then Jesus arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders of angels following Him, and he spoke to the congregation to separate themselves from Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.  The ground split open and swallowed up 250.  Your angels are afraid but not listening.  They are holy and to remember.  Your glory appeared to all the congregation but Your angels still grumbles.  You plague them.  Gabriel took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.  14,700 besides those who died on account of Korah died by the plague.  My LORD, aren’t angels immortal?  They don’t get sick and die do they?  Are they plagued?

Sovereign – It is You who consumes them.  You plague them.  You are in complete control and You are doing Your foreknown plan!

Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  You separate Korah, Dathan, and Abiram for Your purpose.  You say to Eleazar, the son of Aaron (Gabriel?) the priest, that he shall take up the censers out of the midst of the blaze, for they are holy, and have him scatter the burning coals abroad…  since they did present them before You and they are holy.

Gracious – You show the sons of Israel, the sons of angels Your favor by not consuming them and dealing with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram and the offenders.

Merciful – You show compassion by stopping.  Gabriel returned to Michael at the doorway of the tent of meeting, for the plague had been checked.

Righteous – You are always right and You teach the right way.  Accept everything You tell me and do not grumble against You.  Do not rise up before Jesus or Michael.

Longsuffering –You are patient with Your angels and slow to anger.  You consume them but You have Gabriel.

Just – You punish the guilty, cover sin, and reward the righteous.

Loving – You love Your angels and give them everything they need.  You take care of them.

Good – You give Your angels a part of Yourself and teach them about You and Your throne.

Wise –Your wisdom causes You to do the things You do.  Your wisdom is higher than my wisdom.  Your thoughts higher than my thoughts.

Truthful – You always speak the truth.  You say to separate ourselves (themselves?) from among the congregation, that You may consume them instantly.  You speak to Jesus (Michael?) to speak to the congregation to tell them to get back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.  You speak to Jesus (Michael?) to say to Eleazar, the son of Gabriel the priest, that he shall take up the censers out of the midst of the blaze.  What You speak is reality.

Faithful – You always do what You promise.  You consume the unrighteous.  You plague Your people just as You said.  “For THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE YOU DISCIPLINE AND YOU SCOURGE EVERY SON WHOM YOU RECEIVE.”

Wrathful –You will destroy all unrighteousness.  Those who died by the plague were 14,700, besides those who died on account of Korah = 14,950.  You want to consume them all and separate Moses and Aaron (Michael and Gabriel?).

Jealous – You will not share the priesthood or the Levites or the sons of Israel who are rightly and morally Yours with any other creature.


Incomprehensible – I am afraid to ask it.

Vessel, who is the vessel of God? 

2 Kin 4:3; Ps 31:12; Rom 9:22; 2 Cor 4:7; 2 Tim 2:21; 1 Pet 3:7; Rev 2:27

Ex 25:6; Ps 23:5; Ps 45:7

·       What is oil?  Ps 55:21; Matt 25:4; Luke 7:46

·       Is a vessel a body?  A spirit of flesh?  A mold?  Bowls?  Bowls of God?

·       Is a man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work, able to teach who?

·       I am the weakest vessel.

·       The oil of joy

·       Oil represents joy

·       What represents love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?

·       Peace offerings = peace?

·       What is incense? 1) any of various substances producing a pleasant odor when burned.  2)  pleasing attention, praise, or admiration or 3) to make very angry; fill with wrath

·       Censer is an ornamented container in which incense is burned but CENSOR may be a prayer of praise.  Censor is an official with the power to examine (God’s judgments perhaps?) the sons of Israel’s behaviors to remove or prohibit anything considered obscene, sinful?  To supervise public morals.  4) an official in time of war who reads publications, mail, etc.  to remove information that might be useful to the enemy.

·       Censor is a part of the unconscious that serves as the agent of censorship where unpleasant ideas, memories, etc.  are kept from entering consciousness, except symbolically as in dreams.

·       Incense – Ex 30:7; Lev 2:16; Num 7:86; 1 Sam 2:28; 2 Kin 14:4; 1 Chr 23:13; Heb 9:4; Rev 8:5

·       Censer Ezek 8:11; Rev 8:3; Rev 8:5

·       Would Censor be self-control?  Altar of Incense is the fragrant aroma of prayer and the censer is the bowl of self-control?  If incense are prayers, what are sacrifices?  I thought sacrifice were prayers and alms.  Maybe Incense is God’s Anger, God’s wrath.  Burned incense on the high places – prayers to foreign gods?

o   Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before the LORD You, to minister to You and to bless in Your name forever. 

o   And the smoke of the (God’s wrath) incense (prayers) with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.

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