We left off at the place where Moses, rather God, challenged KDA Inc and their boss the devil to a divine confrontation. He sent for Dathan and Abiram who were not there, but they refused to come and to make matters worse, they sent a cheeky message to the man of God (12-14). I have never really seen Moses become vexed, but he frothed here and instructed God to ignore their offering (15). Now it just dawned on me that Moses really thought that God intended to listen to KDA Inc! He gave them their instructions for the showdown (good movie – lights, action, cut). God was holding His peace and quietly grinding His teeth because the next day when the upstarts showed up in His Face (18 – 21), He announced His plan to destroy the entire congregation. Now they had had the nerve to assemble the congregation of Israel at the door of the tabernacle. The Spirit told me to tell the people that it is one thing to vex the man or woman of God, but it is another to get Him vexed! I could just imagine them gathering the people. Ok Moses, we have a show of force. You are outvoted. We can shout the loudest! Now God came down in His cloud. He turned up all right, but He was fuming in anger. He was not about to do signs and miracles on the behalf of Korah, Dathan and Abiram! He had come for judgement! He told me also to tell the people that it is a dangerous thing to connect with people who are fighting against or speaking against Him and His anointed because you will “enjoy” the fringe benefits of His anger. The Lord told me to tell the people too that in His mercy, He sometimes gives the KDAs in the body of Christ some rope so they could either play themselves out (becoming bolder in their folly) or they could repent. Sometimes, He holds back the judgement for a season and allows them to operate in the cloud of glory as if He has given them permission. This is to test the maturity of the flock because He already told us to beware of false prophets since they are known by fruits. He said too that if He used to operate with the manifestation of wrath as in the wilderness, some of you would be dead by now. He says the problem is that the prophets are so lenient and begging for mercy, aggravating His case! If you think He always destroys immediately, see the scenario in Ezekiel 8 and 9. He also told me that Num 16: 22 is an important principle to follow. Moses was a true intercessor for the sins of the people. Korah, Dathan and Abiram had already been warned yet here was the man of God still interceding for them. Finally, the destruction of the rebellious ones will be an uncommon one and God will not let His people forget. The earth opened up and swallowed Korah, Dathan, Abiram, their houses, followers, children etc. This was at Moses’ request. Furthermore, God sent fire to consume the 250 men offering strange incense before the Lord. Do you think the rebellious Israelites had seen enough? No! Next day they were at it again. The spirit had lingered and gotten into them so that they started their litany of complaints again. Satan did not want anybody to enter the promise land to destroy his strongholds and he knew how to use them against themselves. This was the strategy. God said too that He knew that Korah, Dathan and Abiram did not have what it took to lead the people although they thought they did. They were self appointed and not ordained by God for the role. See the example of the early church in Acts 13? Blessings!