Welcome to Parasha Korach (Korah), this week’s Torah portion.
1 Samuel 11:14–12:22;
16 Now Korach the son of Yitz’har, the son of K’hat, the son of Levi, along with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli’av, and On, the son of Pelet, descendants of Re’uven, took men and 2 rebelled against Moshe. Siding with them were 250 men of Isra’el, leaders of the community, key members of the council, men of reputation. 3 They assembled themselves against Moshe and Aharon and said to them, “You take too much on yourselves! After all, the entire community is holy, every one of them, and YAHUVEH is among them. So why do you lift yourselves up above YAHUVEH’s assembly?”
4 When Moshe heard this he fell on his face. 5 Then he said to Korach and his whole group, “In the morning, YAHUVEH will show who are his and who is the holy person he will allow to approach him. Yes, he will bring whomever he chooses near to himself. 6 Do this: take censers, Korach and all your group; 7 put fire in them; and put incense in them before YAHUVEH tomorrow. The one whom YAHUVEH chooses will be the one who is holy! It is you, you sons of Levi, who are taking too much on yourselves!”
8 Then Moshe said to Korach, “Listen here, you sons of Levi! 9 Is it for you a mere trifle that the ELOHIM of Isra’el has separated you from the community of Isra’el to bring you close to himself, so that you can do the work in the tabernacle of YAHUVEH and stand before the community serving them? 10 He has brought you close and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you. Now you want the office of cohen too! 11 That’s why you and your group have gathered together against YAHUVEH! After all, what is Aharon that you complain against him?”
12 Then Moshe sent to summon Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli’av. But they replied, “We won’t come up! 13 Is it such a mere trifle, bringing us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the desert, that now you arrogate to yourself the role of dictator over us? (ii) 14 You haven’t at all brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, and you haven’t put us in possession of fields and vineyards. Do you think you can gouge out these men’s eyes and blind them? We won’t come up!”
15 Moshe was very angry and said to YAHUVEH, “Don’t accept their grain offering! I haven’t taken one donkey from them, I’ve done nothing wrong to any of them.” 16 Moshe said to Korach, “You and your group, be there before YAHUVEH tomorrow — you, they and Aharon. 17 Each of you take his fire pan and put incense in it; every one of you, bring before YAHUVEH his fire pan, 250 fire pans, you too, and Aharon — each one his fire pan.”
18 Each man took his fire pan, put fire in it, laid incense on it and stood at the entrance to the tent of meeting with Moshe and Aharon. 19 Korach assembled all the group who were against them at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then the glory of YAHUVEH appeared to the whole assembly.
(iii) 20 YAHUVEH said to Moshe and Aharon, 21 “Separate yourselves from this assembly; I’m going to destroy them right now!” 22 They fell on their faces and said, “Oh ELOHIM, ELOHIM of the spirits of all humankind, if one person sins, are you going to be angry with the entire assembly?” 23 YAHUVEH answered Moshe, 24 “Tell the assembly to move away from the homes of Korach, Datan and Aviram.” 25 Moshe got up and went to Datan and Aviram, and the leaders of Isra’el followed him. 26 There he said to the assembly, “Leave the tents of these wicked men! Don’t touch anything that belongs to them, or you may be swept away in all their sins.” 27 So they moved away from all around the area where Korach, Datan and Aviram lived.
Then Datan and Aviram came out and stood at the entrance to their tents with their wives, sons and little ones. 28 Moshe said, “Here is how you will know that YAHUVEH has sent me to do all these things and that I haven’t done them out of my own ambition: 29 if these men die a natural death like other people, only sharing the fate common to all humanity, then YAHUVEH has not sent me. 30 But if YAHUVEH does something new — if the ground opens up and swallows them with everything they own, and they go down alive to Sh’ol — then you will understand that these men have had contempt for YAHUVEH.”
31 The moment he finished speaking, the ground under them split apart — 32 the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with their households, all the people who had sided with Korach and everything they owned. 33 So they and everything they owned went down alive into Sh’ol, the earth closed over them and their existence in the community ceased. 34 All Isra’el around them fled at their shrieks, shouting, “The earth might swallow us too!” 35 Then fire came out from YAHUVEH and destroyed the 250 men who had offered the incense.
17 (16:36) YAHUVEH said to Moshe, 2 (16:37) “Tell El‘azar the son of Aharon the cohen to remove the fire pans from the fire, and scatter the smoldering coals at a distance, because they have become holy. 3 (16:38) Also the fire pans of these men, whose sin cost them their lives, have become holy, because they were offered before YAHUVEH. Therefore, have them hammered into plates to cover the altar. This will be a sign for the people of Isra’el.”
4 (16:39) El‘azar the cohen took the brass fire pans which the men who had been burned to death had offered, and they hammered them into a covering for the altar, 5 (16:40) to remind the people of Isra’el that an ordinary person, not descended from Aharon, is not to approach and burn incense before YAHUVEH, if he wants to avoid the fate of Korach and his group — as YAHUVEH had said to him through Moshe.
6 (16:41) But the very next day, the whole community of the people of Isra’el complained against Moshe and Aharon: “You have killed YAHUVEH’s people!” 7 (16:42) However, as the community was assembling against Moshe and Aharon, they looked in the direction of the tent of meeting and saw the cloud cover it and the glory of YAHUVEH appear. 8 (16:43) Moshe and Aharon came to the front of the tent of meeting.
(iv) 9 (16:44) YAHUVEH said to Moshe, 10 (16:45) “Get away from this assembly, and I will destroy them at once!” But they fell on their faces. 11 (16:46) Moshe said to Aharon, “Take your fire pan, put fire from the altar in it, lay incense on it, and hurry with it to the assembly to make atonement for them, because anger has gone out from YAHUVEH, and the plague has already begun!” 12 (16:47) Aharon took it, as Moshe had said, and ran into the middle of the assembly. There the plague had already begun among the people, but he added the incense and made atonement for the people. 13 (16:48) He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped. 14 (16:49) Those dying from the plague numbered 14,700 — besides those who died in the Korach incident. 15 (16:50) Aharon returned to Moshe at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and the plague was stopped.
(v) 16 (1) YAHUVEH said to Moshe, 17 (2) “Speak to the people of Isra’el, and take from them staffs, one for each ancestral tribe from each leader of a tribe, twelve staffs. Write each man’s name on his staff; 18 (3) and write Aharon’s name on the staff of Levi, for each tribe’s leader is to have one staff. 19 (4) Put them in the tent of meeting in front of the testimony, where I meet with you. 20 (5) The staff of the man I am going to choose will sprout buds — in this way I will put a stop to the complaints the people of Isra’el keep making against you.”
21 (6) Moshe spoke to the people of Isra’el, and all their leaders gave him staffs, one for each leader, according to their ancestral tribes, twelve staffs. Aharon’s staff was among their staffs. 22 (7) Moshe put the staffs before YAHUVEH in the tent of the testimony. 23 (8) The next day Moshe went into the tent of the testimony, and there he saw that Aharon’s staff for the house of Levi had budded — it had sprouted not only buds but flowers and ripe almonds as well. 24 (9) Moshe brought out all the staffs from before YAHUVEH to all the people of Isra’el, and they looked, and each man took back his staff.
(vi) 25 (10) YAHUVEH said to Moshe, “Return Aharon’s staff to its place in front of the testimony. It is to be kept there as a sign to the rebels, so that they will stop grumbling against me and thus not die.” 26 (11) Moshe did this; he did as YAHUVEH had ordered him.
27 (12) But the people of Isra’el said to Moshe, “Oh no! We’re dead men! Lost! We’re all lost! 28 (13) Whenever anyone approaches the tabernacle of YAHUVEH, he dies! Will we all perish?”
18 YAHUVEH said to Aharon, “You, your sons and your father’s family line will be responsible for anything that goes wrong in the sanctuary. You and your sons with you will be responsible for anything wrong in your service as cohanim. 2 But you are to bring your kinsmen, the tribe of Levi, along with yourselves, to work together with you and help you — you and your sons with you — when you are there before the tent of meeting. 3 They are to be at your disposal and perform all kinds of tasks related to the tent; only they are not to come near the holy furnishings or the altar, so that neither they nor you will die. 4 They will work together with you in your duties related to the tent of meeting, whatever the service in the tent may be; but an unauthorized person is not to come near you. 5 You will take charge of all the holy things and the altar, so that there will no longer be anger against the people of Isra’el. 6 I myself have taken your kinsmen the L’vi’im from among the people of Isra’el; they have been given as a gift to YAHUVEH for you, so that you can perform the service in the tent of meeting. 7 You and your sons with you will exercise your prerogatives and duties as cohanim in regard to everything having to do with the altar and within the curtain. I entrust the service required of cohanim to you; the unauthorized person who tries to perform it is to be put to death.”
8 YAHUVEH said to Aharon, “I myself have put you in charge of the contributions given to me. Everything consecrated by the people of Isra’el I have given and set aside for you and your sons; this is a perpetual law. 9 Here is what is to be yours of the especially holy things taken from the fire: every offering they make — that is, every grain offering, sin offering and guilt offering of theirs that they turn over to me — will be especially holy for you and your sons. 10 You are to eat it in an especially holy place; every male may eat it; it will be set apart for you.
11 “Also yours is the contribution the people of Isra’el give in the form of wave offerings. I have given these to you, your sons and your daughters with you; this is a perpetual law. Everyone in your family who is clean may eat it. 12 All the best of the olive oil, wine and grain, the first portion of what they give to YAHUVEH, I have given to you. 13 The first produce to turn ripe of all that is in their land, which they bring to YAHUVEH, is to be yours; every clean person in your family may eat it.
14 “Everything in Isra’el which has been consecrated unconditionally is to be yours.
15 “Everything that comes first out of the womb, of all living things which they offer to YAHUVEH, whether human or animal, will be yours. However, the firstborn of a human being you must redeem, and the firstborn of an unclean beast you are to redeem. 16 The sum to be paid for redeeming anyone a month old or over is to be five shekels of silver [two ounces], as you value it, using the sanctuary shekel (this is the same as twenty gerahs). 17 But the firstborn of an ox, sheep or goat you are not to redeem; they are holy — you are to splash their blood against the altar and make their fat go up in smoke as an offering made by fire, as a fragrant aroma for YAHUVEH. 18 Their meat will be yours, like the breast that is waved and the right thigh — they will be yours. 19 All the contributions of holy things which the people of Isra’el offer to YAHUVEH I have given to you, your sons and your daughters with you; this is a perpetual law, an eternal covenant of salt before YAHUVEH for you and your descendants with you.”
20 YAHUVEH said to Aharon, “You are not to have any inheritance or portion in their land; I am your portion and inheritance among the people of Isra’el.
(vii) 21 “To the descendants of Levi I have given the entire tenth of the produce collected in Isra’el. It is their inheritance in payment for the service they render in the tent of meeting. 22 From now on, the people of Isra’el are not to approach the tent of meeting, so that they will not bear the consequences of their sin and die. 23 Only the L’vi’im are to perform the service in the tent of meeting, and they will be responsible for whatever they do wrong. This is to be a permanent regulation through all your generations. They are to have no inheritance among the people of Isra’el, 24 because I have given to the L’vi’im as their inheritance the tenths of the produce which the people of Isra’el set aside as a gift for YAHUVEH. This is why I have said to them that they are to have no inheritance among the people of Isra’el.”
25 YAHUVEH said to Moshe, 26 “Tell the L’vi’im, ‘When you take from the people of Isra’el the tenth of the produce which I have given you from them as your inheritance, you are to set aside from it a gift for YAHUVEH, one tenth of the tenth. 27 The gift you set aside will be accounted to you as if it were grain from the threshing-floor and grape juice from the wine vat. 28 In this way you will set aside a gift for YAHUVEH from all your tenths that you receive from the people of Isra’el, and from these tenths you are to give to Aharon the cohen the gift set aside for YAHUVEH. 29 From everything given to you, you are to set aside all that is due YAHUVEH, the best part of it, its holy portion.’
(Maftir) 30 “Therefore you are to tell them, ‘When you set aside from it its best part, it will be accounted to the L’vi’im as if it were grain from the threshing-floor and grape juice from the wine vat. 31 You may eat it anywhere, you and your households; because it is your payment in return for your service in the tent of meeting. 32 Moreover, because you will have set aside from it its best parts, you will not be committing any sin because of it; for you are not to profane the holy things of the people of Isra’el, or you will die.’”
Haftarah Korach: Sh’mu’el Alef (1 Samuel) 11:14 – 12:22
B’rit Hadashah suggested readings for Parashah Korach: 2 Timothy 2:8–21; Y’hudah (Jude) 1–25
1 Samuel 11:14–12:22;
14 Then Sh’mu’el said to the people, “Come, let’s go to Gilgal and inaugurate the kingship there. 15 So all the people went to Gilgal; and there in Gilgal, before YAHUVEH, they made Sha’ul king. They presented sacrifices as peace offerings before YAHUVEH there, and there Sha’ul and all the people of Isra’el celebrated with great joy.
12 Sh’mu’el said to all Isra’el, “Here, I have done everything you asked me to do — I have made a king over you. 2 There is the king, walking ahead of you; but I am old and gray-headed. There are my sons with you, and I have walked at your head from when I was a boy until today. 3 So here I am; now is the time to witness against me before YAHUVEH and before his anointed king. Does any of you think I have taken your ox or donkey, defrauded or oppressed you, or accepted a bribe to deprive you of justice? Tell me, and I will restore it to you.” 4 They answered, “You haven’t defrauded or oppressed us, and you have accepted nothing from anyone.” 5 He said, “YAHUVEH is witness against you, and his anointed king is witness against you today, that you have found nothing in my hands?” They replied, “He is witness.”
6 Sh’mu’el said to the people, “It was YAHUVEH who appointed Moshe and Aharon and who brought your ancestors up from the land of Egypt. 7 Now, hold still; because I am going to enter into judgment with you before YAHUVEH regarding all the righteous acts of YAHUVEH that he did for you and your ancestors.
8 “After Ya‘akov had entered Egypt, your ancestors cried to YAHUVEH; and YAHUVEH sent Moshe and Aharon, who brought your ancestors out of Egypt and had them live here in this place. 9 But they forgot YAHUVEH their ELOHIM; so he handed them over to Sisra, commander of the army of Hatzor, and to the P’lishtim, and to the king of Mo’av; and they fought against them. 10 But they cried to YAHUVEH and said, ‘We sinned by abandoning YAHUVEH and serving the ba‘alim and ‘ashtarot. But now, if you rescue us from the power of our enemies, we will serve you.’ 11 So YAHUVEH sent Yeruba‘al, B’dan, Yiftach and Sh’mu’el and rescued you from the power of our enemies on every side, and you lived securely. 12 When you saw that Nachash the king of the people of ‘Amon was attacking you, you said to me, “No, we want a king to rule over us” — when YAHUVEH your ELOHIM was your king. 13 Now, here’s the king you have chosen, the one you asked for. See, YAHUVEH has put a king over you. 14 If you will fear YAHUVEH, serve him, obey what he says and not rebel against YAHUVEH’s orders — if both you and the king ruling you remain followers of YAHUVEH your ELOHIM — [then things will go well for you.] 15 But if you refuse to obey what YAHUVEH says and rebel against YAHUVEH’s orders, then YAHUVEH will oppress both you and your leaders.
16 “Now therefore, hold still; and see the great deed which YAHUVEH will perform before your very eyes. 17 Now is wheat harvest time, isn’t it? I am going to call on YAHUVEH to send thunder and rain. Then you will understand and see how wicked from YAHUVEH’s viewpoint is the thing you have done in asking for a king.” 18 Sh’mu’el called to YAHUVEH, and YAHUVEH sent thunder and rain that day. Then all the people became very much afraid of YAHUVEH and Sh’mu’el. 19 All the people said to Sh’mu’el, “Pray to YAHUVEH your ELOHIM for your servants, so that we won’t die; because to all our other sins now we’ve added this evil as well, asking for a king over us.” 20 Sh’mu’el answered the people, “Don’t be afraid. You have indeed done all this evil; yet now, just don’t turn away from following YAHUVEH; but serve YAHUVEH with all your heart. 21 Don’t turn to the side; because then you would go after useless things that can neither help nor rescue, they are so futile. 22 For the sake of his great reputation, YAHUVEH will not abandon his people; because it has pleased YAHUVEH to make you a people for himself.
5 But there was a man named Hananyah who, with his wife Shappirah, sold some property 2 and, with his wife’s knowledge, withheld some of the proceeds for himself; although he did bring the rest to the emissaries. 3 Then Kefa said, “Why has the Adversary so filled your heart that you lie to the Ruach HaKodesh and keep back some of the money you received for the land? 4 Before you sold it, the property was yours; and after you sold it, the money was yours to use as you pleased. So what made you decide to do such a thing? You have lied not to human beings but to ELOHIM!”
5 On hearing these words, Hananyah fell down dead; and everyone who heard about it was terrified. 6 The young men got up, wrapped his body in a shroud, carried him out and buried him.
7 Some three hours later, his wife came in, unaware of what had happened. 8 Kefa challenged her: “Tell me, is it true that you sold the land for such-and-such a price?” “Yes,” she answered, “that is what we were paid for it.” 9 But Kefa came back at her, “Then why did you people plot to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The men who buried your husband are at the door. They will carry you out too!” 10 Instantly she collapsed at his feet and died. The young men entered, found her there dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 As a result of this, great fear came over the whole Messianic community, and indeed over everyone who heard about it.
This is from Prophecy 105, YAHUVEH said to put this up on all Prophecies from now on: I warned you a long time ago Elisabeth (Elisheva) not to name this Ministry after a man or a woman even before there was a Ministry. I put it in your spirit for none of this has been done by your hand, none of this has come forth from your mouth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUVEH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of the RUACH ha KODESH your IMMAYAH that has given birth. If it had only been by your hand it would have failed long ago. It is by the SHKHINYAH GLORY’S Wind that blows across this earth, the Holy Wind of Revival, it is not by your breath or it would have failed. (Isaiah 42:8)
June 15, 2018
Torah Portion: The Abomination of Strife and Division
Prophecy 1 Judgment Starts At The House Of YAHUVEH!
Stop dividing your churches by colors. I see no color. I am all races in one. Stop judging one another by outward appearance. For where the spirit of prejudice is, MY RUACH ha KODESH (Holy Spirit) will not stay, will not dwell. Instead, evil spirits will be allowed in. You have been warned.
Sherrie, [Elisheva Sherrie] you have not known what you are going to type from one word to the next. Give this prophecy to all those who have ears to hear, let all others remain deaf. I am coming for a church without spot or wrinkle. What is holding ME back is the very thing that should be bringing ME back, MY church, MY People, MY pastors, MY ministers. I hate pride. It’s one of the 7 deadly sins, yet MY own pastors who carry MY anointing think they build the church, they own the church and they have to control the sheep. I alone am the only Good Shepherd. Yours is to be the finger that points the way to ME, YAHUSHUA.
Pride, great pride, has crept into even the temples that I have poured MY anointing out upon. Who has the bigger congregation, the most money? This sickens ME. Who wins the most souls? The jealousy and covetousness are in MY own temples. This sickens ME. You say, “When is YAHUSHUA coming again?” I say, “I have been waiting for the church, the temples, to clean themselves up.” Stop bickering amongst yourselves.
Who is the number one evangelist, prophet, pastor, church? I am telling you through this prophetess, listen to her. Judgment starts at the house of YAHUVEH! Then I will deal with the heathen. This sickens ME. I long to cradle you all in MY arms, and instead you bicker and insult one another because of your gender. I choose to use who I choose to use. The humblest I will use in a mighty way.
I choose to use this vessel because she thinks she is the weakest of the lot, but I say once again, I will use the humble and meek, those who no one thinks I will use for MY power shows up best in weak people. Others know it is not of them and they don’t boast. For they know it is only MY anointing that breaks every yoke, fetter, chain, shackle and bondage. It is not by your might nor power but by MY Spirit. Thus saith YAHUSHUA, “I chose to come as a babe, the weakest of all to prove, don’t look on the outward, look on the inward! The anointing knows no gender, race or age.”
The RUACH ha KODESH (Holy Spirit) uses willing, obedient vessels of clay, not those that shout, “Use me because I am so beautiful, I am more holy than the rest.” I will not use those who think they are gold; I use those that know they are broken vessels of clay but mighty warriors for YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH.
Prophecy 121 Is YAHUSHUA Just Savior? Or Is HE Lord GOD Almighty
For united you stand and divided you’ll fall so stay united, you need one another. You know not what is going to happen this year.
But MY beloved daughter it is I that put those words in your mouth, “I’m staying in the ark for it’s here that I am safe”. It doesn’t mean the storms will not batter at the doors and try to drown you, but what it does mean is I AM in the ark with you. And I will not allow the storms to drown you.
Satan fears when one of you pray, how much more when all that I have gathered there pray together for everyone is anointed. But still I must say this: no one with the spirit of rebellion can remain. For rebellion is like a form of witchcraft and if anyone says, I demand to have it my way then I will have to send them on their way for it is like a leprosy. So, MY darling daughter you have fought the spirit of rebellion. All of you fight the spirit of rebellion and only know through MY NAME, MY BLOOD can you win that battle against the spirit of rebellion. For satan is the first to have rebelled; lucifer said he would have it his way. Now he tries to corrupt those who are MY children with the foul stench of the spirit of rebellion wherewith that one spirit, a legion can come of demons to torment, to possess, to oppress.
Do not allow the spirit of rebellion to come in. When you see it, cast it out! Laugh in the devil’s face. You will see! You will see! You will see! And this goes for all the YDS I speak this Word forth: laugh in the devil’s face!
Test the spirit that speaks means hold every thought captive! Is it I, YAHUSHUA, that would speak forth these words? Is it I, YAHUSHUA, that would give you these thoughts? You will see MY treasures how many times you will have to admit it is either your flesh or it was satan. But either way if I would not speak this, do not receive it.
Son, lay down your pride. Be willing to cut those barbed wires off your heart. All of you were brought forth by MY own hand. All of you have suffered for MY Name’s sake. All of you have warred together, laughed together, cried together. I have invested so much. There has not been one accident that has come to that sanctuary.
Prophecy 107 Hang On! Hang On! Hang On! Don’t Loose Your Blessed Hope!
Do not fall into satan’s traps. The only chosen ones that count on this earth are those who are washed in the shed Blood of YAHUSHUA MASHIACH. It matters not what race you are. It matters not which language you speak. It matters not what color your skin is. Do not fall for the spirit of racial discrimination. (Isaiah 56:7) But I have given you eyes to never see color, but look how many dreams satan fills you with, where you are to notice the color of the skin. This is not I, so rebuke the spirit of racial discrimination.
An Ethiopian Jew is not a guarantee to a trip to heaven. Only through the shed Blood of YAHUSHUA. Only in the obedience of MY Word. Only in the Name of YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH are MY chosen ones. There shall be all different kinds of tongues and nationalities in Heaven. I am the one that chooses the color of the skin, but again it has nothing to do with the spirit within. For I love all nationalities. I love all kindred in tongues. Those who belong to ME have the blood of YAHUSHUA MASHIACH, but this does not mean the biological bloodline must be of Hebrew origin. It means they have the spiritual bloodline of YAHUSHUA MASHIACH.
Remember, these are the ones who are adopted and these are the ones who are grafted in. If this were the case, then everyone with Hebrew blood coming from their bloodline then all would be guaranteed a way to Heaven. A guarantee to Heaven and yet look at Israel. Look at Jerusalem. How few of a remnant have accepted YAHUSHUA as MASHIACH and until they do, they are doomed. They will not see Heaven. They know the Torah. How few obey the Torah. They know which day the Shabbat is. How few honor that Shabbat. It is more than just taking a rest. It is more than just a ritual. YAHUSHUA is the Lord of the Shabbat.
Woe be unto those who teach the false heresy, the false doctrine that say no blacks will be allowed in Heaven. They will know and they (those who have already died) have already felt the deepest level of hell. I judge not MY beloved ones on the color of their skin or their nationalities. For I created each one (as an) individual.
If I wanted you all to look alike, I would have created you all to look alike. I am not a boring YAHUVEH. If I wanted you all to have the same personality, I would have put all of you in the same category of the (same) personality. I created each one of you, each one of you down to the very strand of your hair.
I gave each one of you the DNA that you were born with. You are so fearsomely and awesomely made. I am the one, your Abba YAHUVEH that has determined the number of chromosones in your body, the number of atoms that hold you together and molecules. I, YAHUVEH, I not only know the number of hairs on your head. (Matthew 10:30) I know the number of hairs on your body. I know the number of hairs on your arms. I know the width of your nails. I am the one that put the lines in your palms. Each one of you are so awesomely made.
Torah Portion: Genesis of Discord and Strife
Prophecy 112 Don’t Focus On The Fallen
Because I can’t hear this GOD of my salvation the way that you do [Elisabeth (Elisheva)] then I just throw these words back at you because I can’t walk Holy, because my hands are drenched in sin, because I succumb to the temptation. Who are you that say that you can’t?
So I hate you with a hate because you show how filthy I really am. I hate you with a hate –and I curse you daily— where once I called you friend because you showed me the path to Holiness and you showed me the path to Truth. But I now hate you, you Ringmaiden, because you show me a Light from Heaven. You lead me to a new relationship with YAHUSHUA MASHIACH. But because I prefer the darkness –for the light blinds my eyes— I hate you.
Leave me alone and let me live in darkness(1John 3:19). Leave me alone Amightywind Ministry. My sins I do not want to see. Leave me alone. Yes, I started out on the right path. Yes, I tried to forsake sin. Yes, I tried to live for this YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH. But it’s too hard to follow HIM. Leave me alone. I want my sin. I brand you a liar. You can’t be a Prophet for I am not one. You cannot be Holy. How could this God live within? I brand you a liar, otherwise I would have to admit I am the liar. I point my finger and say, ‘you have to be a sinner, you have to be as filthy as I am’. I try to judge you by my own standards and I don’t care what your God says.
So leave me alone Amightywind Ministry. I don’t want to hear I’m unequally yoked. Instead, I’m going to brand your Ministry as an evil joke. I’m not going to worry about standing before YAHUVEH for HE’S all mercy and all love. Away from me Amightywind Ministry I don’t want to hear that I have to live in Holiness. I hate you Elisabeth [Elisheva]. I curse your name more each day. I gather with the enemy each day who plot your life to slay. Oh, but I still call myself a Christian. Who’s to say that I’m not? For I know who Jesus Christ is. I know the price that HE paid on Calvary. And see, that’s all it takes. It doesn’t matter if I am Holy. It doesn’t matter if I live to sin. It doesn’t matter that I rebuke you and all the truths in this Ministry, I still belong to HIM.
So away from me Amightywind Ministry, I want no part of your anointing ‘no more’. I put my hand to the plough and I tried it, but I want no part of it anymore. Where once I embraced you as a friend, I embraced you as family, I even supported your Ministry –no matter how loud you yelled and say, ‘this Ministry does not belong to me but it belongs to Heaven’. I smiled and I said, ‘it’s still your Ministry’. And I even planted seed financially. I figured I might buy a few blessings if I was nice to you. But no more, no more, it’s just not worth it.
I see how the others around me are blessed and I get angry and I shake my fist. I see how the faithful, the holy, the obedient, the repentant who walk the path of Holiness embrace you and I am jealous for that love. I am jealous because I do not have what you have. And I hate you and I hate what this Ministry speaks forth, for it has shined its light upon my darkness. And I just want to hide –knowing that I’m not part of YAHUSHUA’s Bride because the requirements are far too high. And deep in my soul I know through the Great Tribulation I shall go and the price I will have to pay, because I refuse to listen to you this day.
Torah Portion: Death And Separation: The Consequences of Strife
Prophecy 86 Away From ME You Disobedient Bride!
For truly I have spoken forth. Does not your entire body have to operate in unison? Can one foot say it is going to walk to the left and the other foot say it is going to walk to the right? Can one side of your mouth say I am going to speak out of one side and the other on the other side? This is what it is like when I try to deal with a disobedient so-called Bride. I say, “Walk this way” they say, “No; I want to walk that way.” Do you remember when I said, “It is the last call for the Bride?” Do you know how many are missing it because they refuse to listen to MY voice? I am not an earthly husband, when I give an order I expect it to be followed. When I say, “Lay it on the altar of sacrifice,” I expect it to be put down.
Do you know how many still smoke cigarettes? Do you know how many still get drunk behind closed doors? Do you know how many still read porn? Do you know how many have lust in their hearts? And yet they say, “I want to be part of the Bride.” Away from ME you disobedient so-called Bride! When I tell you to lay everything down, when I tell you to lay your finances down, when I tell you to join together with the others, to depart from the unbelievers, when I tell you that lightness and darkness do not go together. Instead you keep going trying to find a prophet for your itching ears. Well, you’re not going to find it here.
This Ringmaiden will speak forth MY truths, she will not compromise. You think you hate her now, those who are not of ME? You haven’t seen anything yet.
You can see what happens when there is disobedience from those who are called to be MY Bride. I don’t care if you give a billion dollars. If you are disobedient I will say, “Away from ME, this doesn’t impress ME.” I don’t care what sacrifice you lay down, if you are not obedient to YAHUVEH, if you are not obedient to ME, I will say “Away from ME you are not MY Bride.” The time is short, the time is seconds away from MY coming for MY beloved Bride. No time to play games, no time for pew warmers, no time for the lukewarm. Truly I spew them out of MY mouth.
You say, “Oh YAHUSHUA, you never would talk to us like this.” You forget I was a lamb but once, now I am a Lion. I am a balance in all things, as MY Abba YAHUVEH is. WE are almighty in love and WE are almighty in war. Did I not curse the fig tree that did not produce fruit? What makes you think I have changed? I went to the cross for you; I gave MY Life and MY Blood for you and you say, “You ask too much of me, I can’t give up my sin.”
Then don’t expect to be MY Bride. Does not the Word say, in the end time the Holy shall be more Holy and the unholy shall be more unholy. Behold the end times, for it is here. No more time to cast your pearls before swine. Go to those I tell you to go and if they do not receive the truth, shake the dust off your feet and go on.
There are those that are meant to be here (in France with us). They haven’t just let you down. They let ME down. They put their jobs before ME, they put an unsaved loved one before ME, they put their children before ME when I told them that their children would be fine. They put the money and luxuries that they wanted. They don’t care that you left everything behind. They don’t care that you don’t have a home. They don’t care that you don’t have a vehicle, they don’t care that you left everything for others.
Oh, but I have a Bride that will care and oh I am bringing them to you. They will be blessed and they will be honored to serve you.
“Korach son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and certain Reubenites — Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth — became insolent and rose up against Moses.” (Numbers 16:1–2)
In last week’s Parasha/ Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, the seeds of rebellion were sown as the Israelites threatened to replace Moses as their leader.
So great was their fear of the giants in the Promised Land, and so great was their unbelief that they would be able to overcome those giants, that they wanted to forsake the promises of YAH and return to Egypt.
In this week’s Torah study, the rebellion continues with the mutiny against Moses’ leadership by a man named Korach (קֹרַח), which means baldness, ice, hail, or frost.
The Abomination of Strife and Division
YAH loves peace and the Ruach HaKodesh /Holy Spirit dwells in peace /shalom.
YAHUVEH hates strife, discord, and division between brothers, calling the one who sows them an abomination:
“These six things YAH hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: … one who sows discord among brethren.” (Proverbs 6:16, 19)
To highlight this sin, the Scripture portion this week is also called the Parasha of Machloket /Strife,since Korach created division, strife, and disaster within the community through his rebellion, discontent, and dirty politics.
In fact, the name Korach is derived from Korcha, which means split.
With an utter lack of humility, Korach, who was a Levite, rose up against Moses, joining forces with Datan and Aviram, who were from the tribe of Reuben, along with On, son of Pelet, and 250 respected chieftains from the Israelite community.
But what charge did the rebels have against Moses?
They accused him of exalting himself over the community:
“They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, ‘You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and YAH is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of YAHUVEH?’” (Numbers 16:3)
In fact, this sin that they accused Moses of was, in reality, their own sin. Sadly, many are guilty of such self-deception and projection.
It is vital to realize that people often unknowingly judge others for the very sins that they themselves are committing.
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” (Romans 2:1)
Moreover, wicked people don’t necessarily realize that their deeds are evil, having internally justified themselves that their way is the right way. This in no way negates the seriousness of that sin, however.
The Genesis of Discord and Strife
Wisdom calls for discerning the underlying motivation of a brother creating strife before making judgments and issuing condemnations. And this is just what Moses did.
Moses knew the reason for Korach’s discord — the dark desire that lurked in his heart to exalt himself and the Levitical priesthood to the position YAHUVEH had expressly granted to the Aaronic priesthood.
Since YAHUVEH Himself had made the priesthood and outlined the duties of the Levites, they acted in rebellion against the authority of YAHUVEH.
Moses pinpointed the problem when he said, “Hear now, you sons of Levi: Is it a small thing to you that the GOD of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the work of the tabernacle of YAHUVEH, and to stand before the congregation to serve them; and that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you?” (Numbers 16:8–10)
Not too long before their rebellion, YAH chose the Levites to be caretakers of the Holy Tabernacle — the structure and its vessels — as servants to the Aaronic priesthood.
While all Levites serve YAH, Aaron and his descendants held the special appointment of being able to approach the altar to perform sacrifices. The Kohen HaGadol /High Priest could even enter the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant stood, a status that would certainly stir some hearts to great envy.
Moses pointedly asked the group, “Are you seeking the priesthood also?”
The Word of YAHUVEH warns us against this sort of self-aggrandizing ambition as it brings with it great evil.
“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” (James 3:16)
Envy and selfish ambition cause all kinds of trouble in our personal lives, not only at home or at work, but also in congregations and fellowships as those who are neither qualified nor anointed vie for positions YAH never intended them to occupy.
Death and Separation: The Consequence of Strife
“Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, ‘We will not come up.’” (Numbers 16:12)
Korach sinned by coveting the more prestigious role of the Aaronic priesthood, rather than that of Levitical servanthood. Unlike Datan and Aviram, he had the courage to confront Moses directly, face to face.
During this confrontation, Datan and Aviram seemed to remain in their tents. They sinned by rebelling against Moses’ authority over them as YAH’s divinely appointed leader. When Moses called for them, they replied, “Loh na’aleh /we won’t go up.”
Ironically, those who refused to “go up” to negotiate peace with Moses ended up “going down” to their deaths. The earth swallowed them up as well as their families and Korach’s family alive.
“So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.” (Numbers 16:33)
The other 250 in the group, who were offering incense to YAHUVEH and, therefore, elevating themselves to the position of the Aaronic priesthood, were consumed by fire. (Numbers 16:35)
The firepans on which they were offering incense were pounded into copper plating for the altar, a visible warning for the Levites to stop encroaching on the Tabernacle and assuming the responsibilities of the Aaronic priesthood.
It also served as a reminder to the community of Israelites that sowing strife, questioning YAH’s leadership, and exalting themselves to positions of leadership ultimately lead to their own destruction.
“A worthless person, a wicked man … he sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.” (Proverbs 6:12–15)
WISDOM and GODLY Company: Avoiding the Korachs of Today
This rebellion of Korach the most perilous moment for Israel during its wilderness journey, remembering Korach as the “Torah’s professional troublemaker and the most famous rabble-rousing Jew of all time.”
Pointing to the negative example of Korach as a “peddler of hatred,” the leaders caution that we should not befriend evil people/
al titchaber im rashah. Indeed, Proverbs 13:20 counsels that “a companion of fools will suffer harm.”
This is one of the main lessons that we may learn from this Torah portion.
King Solomon /Melek Shelomo, whose very name comes from the Hebrew word for peace /shalom, advises us to find wisdom, which prevents us from following wicked, devious people:
“Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.” (Proverbs 2:12–15)
In fact, in this Torah reading, Moses warned the people of Israel to move away from the tents of Korach, Datan, and Aviram lest they be destroyed by YAH’s judgment of their sin, as well:
“Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be swept away with all their sins.”
Paul confirms this sage advice of King Solomon and the Rabbis: “Do not be misled. Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
That is not to say that we should not minister to those who are caught in sin.
YAHUSHUA ate with and talked to sinners and social outcasts — tax collectors, prostitutes, adulterers, beggars, and lepers. He loved them enough to share the Kingdom of YAH with them and called them to repentance and holiness.
He did not, however, allow their sinful desires and behavior to influence or deter His holy purpose. And He did not allow any outside influence to taint the holiness of His calling.
Likewise, we should not allow strife, jealousy, self-aggrandizement, or any other sin to taint our calling as royal children of the Most High King.
And rather than being jealous of the power, prestige, position, or possessions of others, let us be content with what YAH has given us.
“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Timothy 6:6)
With YAHUVEH as our Father and Friend, we can trust Him to meet our social, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
As we’ll see next, being humble and gentle are two Godly ways we can avoid strife.
Choose Humility: A Solution to Strife
The truth of the matter is that Moses did not exalt himself over Korach and the others; it is YAH who raised him up into the position of leading Israel out of Egypt.
It was not his own desire to be the leader of Israel; rather, he was a leader of Israel as an act of obedience to YAHUVEH. He was not in that position due to self-aggrandizing ambition or a desire to rule over others.
Even in that exalted position, Moses was called the most humble man on earth (Numbers 12:3), and we are told to humble ourselves as well.
Walking in humility is being willing to walk in obedience to our calling — whether YAH is requiring us to wash dishes or serve in a position of leadership or wash dishes while in a position of leadership.
It also means allowing YAHUVEH to exalt us in His perfect way and time — not to exalt ourselves out of jealousy or discontentment, but to be content in our status today. (1 Peter 5:6)
Choose Gentleness: Another Solution to Strife
In addition to contentment and humility, we are not to seek a showdown or create a power-struggle; we are to seek harmony and peace, allowing YAHUVEH to judge between people.
The Bible tells us that “a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)
We must remember also that we all see through the glass of YAH’s mysteries dimly (1 Corinthians 13:12). One day, though, when all truth is revealed at the Second Coming of the Messiah, it may be effortless to live in a world without strife or division while our Messiah reigns from Jerusalem.
May we all learn to walk in greater humility, contentment, and gentleness towards all people; and may YAHUVEH bring unity and peace between brothers, as it is written, “Hinei mah tov umah na’yim; shevet achim gam yachad —Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1)
In these Last Days, YAHUVEH is moving among His people to physically and spiritually restore them.
pray for the end-time salvation of the Jewish People.
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.” (Ephesians 4:4)
Shabbat Shalom from AMIGHTYWIND!