Korach, from the Tribe of Levi and a cousin of Moshe and Aaron, decided that being part of the Levitical priesthood and ministering in the Mishkan was not enough of an honor. He wanted to be a high priest like Aaron. He wanted a democracy where the majority rules rather than a theocracy governed by those Elohim chooses. So he gathered a group of men, leaders of the community, and in their sin of arrogance and pride, they rebelled against Moshe.
Parashah 22: Vayak’hel (He assembled)
The instructions given to the Israelites are sometimes referred to as ‘The Mosaic Law.’ Though that delineation differentiates the Torah from other laws like man-made traditions or even the ‘law of sin and death,’ it has been wrongly interpreted to mean ‘the law that came from Moshe that has nothing to do with anyone who isn’t Jewish.’ In truth, Moshe was only the intercessor between Elohim and the Israelites and did not make any commands or instructions.
The Shining Fallen One
Yeshua witnessed the entire event that happened in a moment: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). He became known as satan in Hebrew, not as a name, but ‘a temptation that must be overcome.’ His shining stones turned into the shimmering scales of a serpent. He came to Havah in the Garden where he once was the protecting keruv. She had to choose whether she was going to ‘trade’ with him; whether the goods he was ‘peddling’ were worth the price.
Halloween – All Hallow’s Eve
Unfortunately, the world has contaminated the minds and hearts of many believers accordingly. Rather than being transformed by the renewing of their minds, they play with the fruitless deeds of darkness rather than expose it for what it is. We should be praising God for calling us out of darkness into His glorious light not paying tribute to the darkness (1 Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1).