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1 The Rebellion of Korah Numbers 16

2 2 Rebellion against God Jude 5-11 Israel in wilderness (5) Israel in wilderness (5) Angels (6) Angels (6) Sodom and Gomorrah (7) Sodom and Gomorrah (7) Defiled, who reject authority & speak evil of things that belong to God (8, 10) Defiled, who reject authority & speak evil of things that belong to God (8, 10) Cain, Balaam and Korah (11) Cain, Balaam and Korah (11)

3 3 Rebellion against God Numbers 16 The Rebellion of Korah: The Rebellion of Korah: Korah, Moses & Aaron were first cousins (Exo. 6:18-21) Korah, Moses & Aaron were first cousins (Exo. 6:18-21) Korah’s rebellion & its aftermath – almost 15,000 died (Num. 16:49) Korah’s rebellion & its aftermath – almost 15,000 died (Num. 16:49) Rebellion happens today… Rebellion happens today… WHERE DO WE STAND?

4 4 The Rebellion of Korah Numbers 16 Against God, 16:1-3 (11, 30); 26:9 Against God, 16:1-3 (11, 30); 26:9 God’s order: God’s order: MOSES (12:6-8) MOSES (12:6-8) AARON (3:10) AARON (3:10) LEVITES (3:5-9) LEVITES (3:5-9)

5 5 The Rebellion of Korah Numbers 16 God’s approved leadership (16:3) God’s approved leadership (16:3) Opposed (16:12-14) Opposed (16:12-14) Not of self (16:28) Not of self (16:28) cf. Elders (1 Tim. 5:19; Acts 20:28; Heb. 5:4) cf. Elders (1 Tim. 5:19; Acts 20:28; Heb. 5:4)

6 6 The Rebellion of Korah Numbers 16 God’s blessings of service ignored (16:8-10) Psa. 84:10 God’s blessings of service ignored (16:8-10) Psa. 84:10 Levites cared of the tabernacle (1:47-53) Levites cared of the tabernacle (1:47-53) Kohathites: Furniture (most holy things) (4:4-20) Kohathites: Furniture (most holy things) (4:4-20)

7 7 The Sin of Gainsaying Jude 8-11; Titus 1:9-11 “ To speak against, gainsay, contradict, to oppose one’s self to one, decline to obey him, declare one’s self against him, refuse to have anything to do with him”

8 The Sin of Gainsaying Jude 8-11; Titus 1:9-11 Against Moses & Aaron (16:3, 12-14, 28) Against Moses & Aaron (16:3, 12-14, 28) Envy, Psa. 106:16 Envy, Psa. 106:16 Pride & ambition (16:3, 10; Heb. 5:4) Pride & ambition (16:3, 10; Heb. 5:4) Service is great, Matt. 20:26; Jno. 13:12-17 Service is great, Matt. 20:26; Jno. 13:12-17 Not content…wanted priesthood (16:10) Not content…wanted priesthood (16:10)

9 9 The Sin of Factiousness Psa. 106:17 (Gal. 5:20) Selfish ambitions (factions), 16:7 (Phil. 2:3-4) Selfish ambitions (factions), 16:7 (Phil. 2:3-4) Dissensions (divisions), 16:11 (1 Cor. 1:10; 3:3) Dissensions (divisions), 16:11 (1 Cor. 1:10; 3:3) Heresies (parties), 16:16 (1 Cor. 11:19; 2 Pet. 2:1) Heresies (parties), 16:16 (1 Cor. 11:19; 2 Pet. 2:1) Carnal tactics that respect man above God, 1 Cor. 1:11-12; 3:3 Carnal tactics that respect man above God, 1 Cor. 1:11-12; 3:3

10 10 Influence of Factiousness Num. 16:2, It grows It grows 250 leaders (16:2, 35) 250 leaders (16:2, 35) Congregation (16:41; 1 Cor. 5:6; 2 Tim. 2:16-17) Congregation (16:41; 1 Cor. 5:6; 2 Tim. 2:16-17) Do not go along with (16:26); 2 Jno Do not go along with (16:26); 2 Jno

11 11 God Punishes the Factious Num. 16:30-33 Wicked, Psa. 106:16-18 Wicked, Psa. 106:16-18 Sower of discord (Prov. 6:19) Sower of discord (Prov. 6:19) Works of the flesh (Gal. 5:20-21) Works of the flesh (Gal. 5:20-21) Woe to them! (Jude 11) Woe to them! (Jude 11)

12 12 A Clear Warning for Us! Don’t be complainers (1 Cor. 10:10) Don’t be complainers (1 Cor. 10:10) Factiousness promotes opinions, not the doctrine of Christ (Rom. 16:17) Factiousness promotes opinions, not the doctrine of Christ (Rom. 16:17) Humble ourselves before God & His ways (Isa. 55:8-9, 11) Humble ourselves before God & His ways (Isa. 55:8-9, 11)


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