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Korach: Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christ

June 24, 2010

Memorial Parsha for Jesus Christ, on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Memorial Parsha Korach.
Numbers 17:1-13
 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 2Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man’s name upon his rod.
 3And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.
 4And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
 5And it shall come to pass, that the man’s rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
 6And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
 7And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
 8And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
 9And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
 10And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron’s rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
 11And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.
 12And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.  13Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying? (Numbers 17, King James Version)

“I’m still holding on,” Song by Deborah Barnes with the Luther Barnes and Red Budd Gospel Choir.

In this chapter Aaron is the rod that bears the testimony of God. So many of the others feel that they are adequate to lead against the adversity to settle a new life in the Promise Land, to move the inhabitants out of their very own home. Does this sound familiar well if you look at the oppression against the American Indian, then you have a clue of what is going on with the inhabitants in the land of Canaan, who are fearful of the word of God and choose to defy the word of God.

Once Moses laid the rod before God in the table of witnesses then the sign spoke for itself. Aarons’ Rod was the only one that bloomed, Almond buds. This amazing Rod bloomed to let the world know that the Messiah is on his way. Yet there are so many people that believe that they have the answers for Israel, like the Pharisees that don’t want to listen. If you don’t want to listen then I don’t have an answer for the peace process. There is someone that has the answer, but there will never be any peace until Jesus is seated at the conference table.

Lastly, Aaron’s Rod budded because he would be the progenitor of a lot of fascinating people, not limited to the major prophets of Israel. He is the progenitor of many chiefs and princes, but never a king in the gentile world. A singer said is so right, the gentle Gentile redeemer. Jesus is absolutely the person that the Nations have put their trust in Isaiah 42:1 and Isaiah 9:1 and Matthew 4:12-16. I love you Lord Jesus, thank God for Aaron a faithful servant of the most High God, our LORD God.

Disciples Reference:

Matthew 1:1-25:
 1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
 2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
 3And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
 4And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
 5And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
 6And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
 7And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
 8And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
 9And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
 10And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
 11And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
 12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
 13And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
 14And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
 15And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
 16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
 17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
 18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
 19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
 20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
 21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
 22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1, King James Version)

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