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Summary: Rebellion

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Numbers 16 v 1 - 4, 23 - 35

1. The Source Of The Rebellion 1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: 2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

Korah's Was :-

A Priviliged Position the great grandson of Levi verses 8 - 11

A Presumptous Position "took men:"

A Preemptive Position 2 And they rose up before Moses

A Proactive Position 250 princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

Here Was a :-

Major Division 250 princes of the assembly

Marked Division famous in the congregation

Mighty Division men of renown:

2. The Course Of The Rebellion 3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

A United Rebellion And they gathered themselves together

A Targeted Rebellion against Moses and against Aaron

A Voiced Rebellion and said unto them

A Resentful Rebellion Ye take too much upon you

A Malicious Rebellion wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

Wrong In Action And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron,

Wrong In Attitude against Moses

Wrong in Accusation wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

Theirs was a :-

Divine Call Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

Direct Call 4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

Distinct Call 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Declined Call 11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

3. The Force Of The Rebellion

1. A Popular Rebellion 19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.

2. A Persistent Rebellion 41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of

3. A Provoking Rebellion 42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared. 44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


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