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The Disciples of Jesus Christs’ Memorial Portion Korach Num. 16-18

June 11, 2010
This is the Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christ. 
The Memorial Parsha is in the book of Numbers, Chapters 16:1 through Chapter 18:32 
1st Corinthians 15:12-18:  The Resurrection of the Dead

 12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 1415 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

Ezekial 37:15-23:  One Nation Under One King

 15 The word of the LORD came to me: 16 “Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, ‘Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, ‘Belonging to Joseph (that is, to Ephraim) and all the Israelites associated with him.’ 17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.

 18 “When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by this?’ 19 say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim’s hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah’s stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.’ 20 Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on 21 and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding,[b] and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.

The memorial portion starts on Friday, June 11th, 2010 through Saturday, June 12th, 2010.
The memorial portion starts on Sabbath, June 25, 2011. 23 Sivan 5771. 

In chapter sixteen of the book of Numbers the Memorial Parsha begins with Korach confronting Moses. He tells Moses that you have gone too far in thinking that you are the only one that should lead the people. This dissention causes the camp to be split. As you know the camp was divided into four where each family of the Levites would serve three tribes. Moreover, the word of God came unto Moses and unto me saying that the Levites, Aaron and sons would minister unto God; but the Levites would perform duties based on their division: to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the LORD’s dwelling. http://bible.cc/2_chronicles/31-2.htm.

However, through prophecy Moses was getting the tribe of Levite ready for the lord, King David. King David will forever be the King over Israel, the children of Israel. This is fact, but there are so many Christians that want to forget about the fact that this is not theology this is fact. In Psalm 110:1, King David admonishes that his own descendant will be called many wonderful titles like King of kings and Lord of lords and King David responds about the Messiah, Jesus that he shall be from the order of Melchizedek (King of Righteousness and King of Peace). Matthew 22:41-46 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%2022&version=ESV.  This does not mean that in your Christianity that you have to teach that if a person doesn’t come into their religion then they are not entitled to go before the throne of King David. There the Pharisees like, Korach is trying to figure out this one thing “how do I fit in the picture?” I have seen many Christians altogether wipe out the descendants of Aaron by saying “can we all sit at the table of King David, and he is a priest, and we can all sit at the table of King David.” This makes no sense and is false, if you are not from the remnant of the House of David, then you can’t stand before King David. Now the only exception to standing before King David is the House of Aaron. The Order of King David is the Messiah, and this Priest is eternal, not something made up or created. When you see the House of King David restored, then you will know that the end time is fulfilled. Jesus said fulfilled the Law of Moses, and this law will remain in effect forever, because this is the Order of Melchizedek. Now you have an option you can live by grace or by law, but if you live by law you will be required to be judged by the law – this is the covenant God made with the children of Israel, going into the Promised Land. So this does not mean if you are a Gentile you should follow every word of Moses because it may not do anything for you being that you are proud of your nationality, or because of religious oppression you may be living in the Middle East and you may not be able to observe the Law of Moses. However when you do observe the Law of Moses, Jesus said testify in my name. Jesus wanted the Jewish people, the true inhabitants of Israel – the children of Israel, the Promised Land, and the ones that can actually go toe-to-toe with the insurgents and the terrorist and say that all though I have been in exile. I can truly say that this is my land. Jesus says to this person, the greatest shall be the person that teaches my commandment to perform all of the law. Matthew 5:17-20, http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%2022&version=ESV

Moses instructs the people to meet with him on tomorrow and he is very angry. He says to the LORD, that he did not take one donkey from and nor did he hurt them and that He should not respect their offerings. So Moses instructs the people (250), and Aaron to with him tomorrow with the censer before the LORD. The LORD spoke to Moses and said: Speak to the congregation and tell them to get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 16:23). http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=numbers%2016-18&version=NIV.

Moses word came true the next day and the LORD created a new thing and the earth opened up its mouth and swallowed them up with all that belong to them and they went down alive into the pit. Moses wanted this because he wanted the people to understand that these men had rejected the LORD. The LORD has only chosen the Moses and also a fire came out from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering incense.

 36God says (And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying),
 37Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.
 38The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. (Numbers 16:36-38, King James Version)

At the end of the chapter the people complained on the next day about killing the people of the LORD. But, Moses and Aaron turned toward the tabernacle of the meeting and suddenly the glory of the LORD appeared. The LORD tells Moses to get away from the congregation because he will consume them (v. 45). Moses tells Aaron to use the censer with fire from the altar and make atonement for the congregation and the plague has already begun. After had made atonement for the people he had stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped. The people that died from the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred and the additional two hundred and fifty that died in the Korach incident. (v. 46-49).


In closing the children of Israel learned in a very difficult way that the memorial is that “no outsider, who is not a descendant of Aaron, should come near to offer incense before the LORD, that he might not become like Korah and his companions, as the word of the LORD had come unto Moses, and not Korah, or another Christian religion. Although Jesus is a descendant of David, and the Pharisees asked how can you be his lord if you are his son? Many times in the house of Israel we don’t know each other, the people are blind to one anothers status and well there is a divided Kingdom to this day. However, we all know who we are, and some of us can go before the throne of David and some of us can’t. Nevertheless, God has taken vanity away from us all because even the princes of Israel shall fall like men. We each have a wonderful spiritual heritage and our God is more than able to give us love and to usher us to a permanent and eternal and loving home, so don’t worry about your discouragements and your set backs i.e., disease, drug addiction, poverty and homelessness – eternal life is waiting around the corner. Jesus said you have to be born again to receive eternal life and your righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees. 

So in this Memorial Parsha Korah we not only learn about the fact that it is okay to eat meat, but what types of meat are acceptable to the Kingdom of God, for the Priesthood on earth. The priesthood on earth is not the final judgment that you will get on earth about the foods that you should or should not be eating. I mean I have seen people eat squid (octopus), eel etc. Moreover, some of you are using different ingredients to make meat, imitation meat (tofu). So now you will know what the steps God took to make Kosher meat and bring the Israelites through the wilderness from a vegetarian diet, from Parsha Beha’alotcha (Numbers 10-12).
Now to things must occur before the final judgment, the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom of Israel must be fully restored by the second coming of the Messiah. So some of you that deny he fully exist, then you fit in with the goat, because the sheep well they do listen by going to church on Sunday. No one can teach you faith, right now you are constantly being transcended into a faith being through the Holy Spirit of God, and he is now your teacher. Many religions do not teach about the grace of God, and this is just what it means that no matter how many buildings that you walk in only God can give you the perfect peace that comes with understanding. I have heard people say to me, that I lack understanding and I am just a Sadducee, (a descendant of Zadok). I tell them, I changed DNA; I get my understanding straight from the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that he would give me another Comforter, that I would have less of him and more of the Holy Spirit. I no longer do what the former oppressor lets me do. I read my bible, and I follow the word of God. I know how the church is structured; I don’t have to worry about what the 1st century church would have done.
Now the word of God shall come to pass, and I won’t have to rebel against the children of God, in the prophetic and chosen positions of leadership, as Korah gathered against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16:1-40). The word of God, in the House of God, shall come to pass, and I will not rebel against my God and complain saying you have killed the people of the LORD Thy God for the glory of the LORD will appear to reaffirm the good works that I do in his name. Matthew 25:11-13, 37-46. This is what you ought to feel every time you have church in your heart or enter God’s house, that you as a stranger are under one law, the perfect law of God.
In closing, Chapter 18 speaks direct to Aaron and tells him that you and your sons shall the bear the iniquity related to sanctuary. Now when you look at things not only is their disobedience but many people worship like their foreign occupiers taught them how to worship, i.e., Muslim occupation and Pharonic as in Pharisees similarities etc. So you should see that the people are sitting in darkness and have gotten far away from the teachings of the word of God. Right hear in this chapter, God says that you and your sons shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary. There is only one family and one Priesthood t hat is responsible for the priesthood Amos 3:2. After God brings you out of Egypt, you model your religion after Pharaoh with the lake of fire and the god Re, etc. Even the forced removal of 45 million slaves out of Africa to be slaves in America because this was your promised land that were ill-treated and their descendants doomed to perpetual second class citizenry to this day; genocide is misconceptions of the Bible that did literally doctrine for the Canaanites who did not convert into the truth. God is speaking in this passage and he is saying that you will be accountable for your service in the House of God.
This is an amazing Parsha because there is accountability in the service of God. As soon as you get the word of God out of your mouth or manifest a gift you should not be met with rebellion and strife. I should not have to worry about robbery rinks, unethical tactics of co-mingling funds, fraud, and arguing with pastors against pastors for the duties of service. There is honor in the service of God. Paul says let a man that wants (Romans 2:5-11). I don’t have to worry about the gossip, the fact that you have no idea what I feel, or what I think, because you are not in love with Jesus, you don’t know him, so you say so well that makes us non-sisters and brothers, then so be it. As Jesus said, anyone who does the will of the Father is my brother and my sister, you have to be born again, you have to be a child of God (Mark 3:31-35). Thank God, Glory to God in his highest praise, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you.

In this weeks, Haftorah 1 Samuel 11 through 12

The prophet Samuel is a descendant of Korach, and upon Gods granting a request, he is directed by God to install a man name Saul (from the tribe of Benjamin) to be king over the Jews. King Saul is anointed as King by Samuel and is officially crowned King of Israel. King Saul was crowned king in the presence of the LORD God. A sacrifice was offered, the fellowship offering to help stimulate the fellowship with one another. In addition, the celebration of King Saul was great at the second, or the reaffirmation of Saul as King of Israel.


Then Samuel installs Saul as King at the urging of the people. Next Samuel, the prophet reads a passage from the Memorial Portion of Korach from Moses stating that his leadership has been exemplary. Samuel also encourages the people not to play the harlot with the nations and worship false gods, their wooden and gold idols.

Disciples References:

A. Matthew 22:41 : For Matthew 22:41-45, Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44; B. Matthew 22:41 : Matthew 22:34; C. Matthew 22:42 : Matthew 1:1, 17; D. Matthew 22:43 : Rev 1:10; 4:2; 2 Sam 23:2; E. Matthew 22:44 : Acts 2:34, 35; Heb 1:13; Psalm 110:1; 1 Cor 15:25; Heb 10:13; F. Matthew 22:45 : Rom 1:3, 4; G. Matthew 22:46 : Luke 14:6; H. Matthew 22:46 : Mark 12:34; Luke 20:40

Other Disciple References:

Psalm 110:1
Matthew 22:41-46
Mark 11:4-11
Jeremiah 29:15-19
2 Chronicles 31:2
1 Chronicles 23:28
1 Chronicles 24:6
Ezekiel 34:17
1 Kings 2:45
Jeremiah 44

Recommended References:

LorilawsPreservere.com. November 6th, 2008. Jesus Tells us about the Final Judgement. http://lorilawspersevere.com/2008/11/jesus-tells-us-about-the-final-judgement/

Guarding the Sanctuary. Parsha Korach. Sabbath, June 25, 2011. Korach – קורח : “Korah”
Torah : Numbers 16:1-18:32. Haftarah : 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22. Gospel : Luke 18:35-19:28. http://ffoz.org/resources/edrash/korach/guarding_the_sanctuary.php. 

Parasha: Balak. Sabbath July 9, 2011. Never Argue with a Donkey.  Balak בלק. Torah : Numbers 22:2-25:9. Haftarah : Micah 5:6-6:8. Gospel : Mark 11:12-26 © 2011 First Fruits of Zion, Inc. | All Rights Reserved Printed from: http://ffoz.org/resources/edrash/balak/never_argue_with_a_donkey.php

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