Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“God Appointed Leadership”
Text: Numbers 16:5
“and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him. That one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him.”
“God Appointed Leadership” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God Appoints and Confirms His
God appointed His Leadership of Israel in Moses, the senior authority; Aaron, the delegated authority under Moses; and the tribe of Levi, the delegated authority under Aaron.
Not valuing the honor and privilege of this delegated authority Korah rose up in rebellion against Moses and Aaron. Korah resisted God’s Appointed Leadership; and he, his family, and all those who did not separate themselves from him, to a horrible death, swallowed up alive into the pit of hell.
Stephen testified of this rebellion before the religious leaders of his day:
“This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,
whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt,
“You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.” (Acts 7:38,39,51).
The Initial Response of Prayer of Moses to Korah’s rebellion demonstrated the type of leader he was. A Servant Leader, just like our Commander and High Priest Jesus Christ, God’s Righteous Servant:
“He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.”(Isa.53:11).
Moses was a Servant Leader, a Leader that serves the best interests of those they lead. The best interests of Israel including Korah and is crew was to confess and repent of their sin of rebellion; that’s what Moses prayed for - and that’s what our Commander prays for, and that’s what you and I must pray for as God’s Righteous Warriors. Timothy shows us how to do this whether our God Appointed Leaders are operating in Obedience or in Rebellion against God:
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1Tim.2:1-4).
God’s Authority Is Absolute and Permanent.
He Delegates Conditional Authority to Mankind based upon Obedience to His Commands.
He sets up Leadership Who Obey; like Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Saul, David, and Solomon.
He sets down Leadership Who Do Not Obey;
Korah, Saul, and Solomon.
The Warrior’s delegated and Appointed Leadership Will Be Challenged by those you and I lead. The appropriate response to every challenge is NOT to defend ourself, but to “fall on our face, and pray for those who challenge us, to see their wrong, confess their sin, and repent of their sin.
The Warrior must Always Remember they are a Servant Leader modeling the Ultimate and Perfect Leader Jesus Christ, Who Prays For You and I Continually.
We Are God’s Appointed Leader and we’re expected to Practice His Style of Servant Leadership At All Times! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,