The voice of Korah speaks discontent. His story is an old one, but as current as today's headlines
Korah and His Associates
Korah, one of the rich leaders of the Levites, and a cousin of Moses and Aaron, felt that he had been slighted and overlooked in the distribution of the highest priestly honors and leadership. He envied Moses and Aaron, and also his cousin Elzaphan, who had been put in charge of the Levites, after Aaron's family had become elevated to the rank of Kohanim (Priests). Realizing that despite his riches and influence he alone could do very little to shake the people's faith and confidence in Moses and Aaron, Korah looked for associates in his campaign against them.
Korah went to the people of the tribe of Reuben, his neighbors in the camping order. Being daily in close contact with them, Korah easily swayed the opinions of their leaders and drew them into his conspiracy. Among the Reubenites were two men, Dathan and Abiram, who since their early days in Egypt had been trouble-makers and the ringleaders of disaffection and rebellion. They were the first to rally to the party of Korah, and they were his most eager agents among their tribesmen. Their experienced and clever campaigning, aided by Korah's riches, influence, and knowledge, induced as many as 250 respected leaders of the Jewish camp to join the rebellion.
These leaders are with us today. They are profiting from the discontent in the camp today. They are using victimization, old wives tales, offense, rumor, innuendo and resentment to cause people to stay in the wilderness. They wander without direction because there is no Moses. There has been a call from the Father for one to rise up. None have yet been raised up.
There have been some pretenders, there have been some actual Korahs. There have been some who thought they might be leaders but fell into the party of Korah. They thought that it would cost them their acceptance among the people to take a stand against the delusion of Korah.
It is exactly this way today. We see the pattern all over again.
I clearly heard the Lord say:
"Many who believed they had a place of leadership in the Kingdom over those wandering in the wilderness I will now set aside. The name ICHABOD "the glory is gone" will be how they are known for the glory of the Lord is gone from them. There was a time when their mission was clear, when they thought they might be among those destined to lead their people out of bondage, but they could not shake the chains of bondage from themselves and therefore forged lies that place people in bondage to this day. These false leaders will be swallowed up into the chasm of obscurity. My prophets know their names. They appear to have some anointing, some touch of God left, but it is all residue. They have been judged by heaven and found wanting. Their works are weighed and found wanting. I will now set them aside."
It is much like the words written on the all at Belshazzar's feast. That same warning is here again.
And this the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This the interpretation of the thing:
- MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
- TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
- PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
God still has a call out for those who are willing to reject the party of Korah. For those who are willing to become the leaders those wandering in the wilderness need so desperately. I do not yet know many names. It will take great boldness.
I can prophesy this, those from whom the mantle has been lifted think they will go on just as they always did. They stand on the verse that the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, that can be true but the mantle that it takes to carry those gifts out is lacking and you become a clanging gong or clashing cymbal.
Those who most need to see or read this work will never ever see it. They long since separated themselves from truth. They live a lie and use lies to build followings. The accusations of the enemy is in their mouth. I would call for repentance but it is too late for them.
ICHABOD is NOW YOUR NAME. Any glory you ever had is GONE..
But God always has a people and right now they are a remnant in the wilderness, my hope is they will find a way out to freedom. The choice is who they will follow. Moses or Korah.