November 4, Numbers 11:4

Numbers 11:4

‟And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? ”

Here we go again.  The children of God were whining and mingling with those that did not serve Him.  They lusted of the things of the flesh.  Those that are not children of God will lust after things that are in no way holy.  They will want more than they need, they will party and accept things that are unclean to the body.  They will not worship as they should, but they still go to the church house.  But, so shall the Christians/children of Israel.  That is the first thought that this verse expounded on.

After a prayer for guidance and rereading the verse, I saw so much more in it.  So much rebuke, so many warnings, that I said another prayer for our future. There is so much to cover in this verse that to pick and choose will be wrong.

This verse is fairly easy to discern.  “Lust”.  A simple word.  Lust is not always sexual.  It is ‘to have a strong desire’ for something.  Money?  Food?  Something someone else has?  Here is an example, what they were eating or more rightly what they were not eating.  The Lord was providing them manna, but nooooo, that was not good enough for them.

I am going to jump to something some will say is political.  Social welfare.  The Lord was providing them social welfare by providing them with food.  But they got greedy and wanted more.  There is always someone in the crowds that will complain that having enough to get by on is never enough.  You have a multitude of people — and what happens?  That crowd never stays happy long.  Now, they are complaining that their belly isn’t fat enough or the taste isn’t good enough.  So, each time the Lord has given these people something, they want more, or to tell Him how to do it.  They are remembering what they had, but not being thankful for what the Lord has given them for free.

Ⅰ John 2:15  

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  (vs 16)  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

‟mixt   After asking God what He wanted for me to understand with this single word, all I could get was : mixing religions and be fearful of the one church.  Let us look at history, and for example, the Catholic Church.  When the Catholic Church went to new areas to convert what did they do?  They found ways to modify the ‘traditions’ of the people they were converting.  Simply look at Christmas; it is so riddled with paganism that the good Christian chooses to ignore it.  And yes, I love Christmas and all the decorations.  Let’s also look at the Pope.  Who is he really supposed to be?  He was shaped after the idea of the ‘man-god’.   But the Catholic Church hides this well.  What or who is a ‘man-god’?  That is a man who proclaimed he was a god and everyone should listen and do his bidding and even worship him.  Example, the Pharaohs.  If the Pharaohs were carried down the street you were to divert your eyes, maybe kiss his hem.  If he deemed you worthy he might have extended his jeweled hand for you to kiss, or to bless you.  Sound familiar?

Now for our future and this word ‟mixt.”  We are told to expect that our religious leaders will allow the separate Christian churches to join into a one-world-church.  Also, the other idol worshiping churches/religions will be in this church.  Sounds great, right?  So, when a one-world-church has power over everything you believe, is that no different than a dictatorship?  Is that no different than the anti-christ taking over our beliefs?

Notice how the verse states that ‟and the children of Israel also”.    Huummmm, This we will call  ‘falling in with the wrong crowd’.  Yes, people, that happens!  No matter how Christian you think you are, if you hang out with the non-Christian you will start wanting what they want,  start becoming/behaving like them.  Even those members of a church that profess being Christian.  You start accepting what you know is wrong as right behavior.

Ⅱ Corinthians 6:17 

‟Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”

Ⅰ Corinthians 5:6 

‟Your glorying is not good.  Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?  ”

(vs10)   ‟Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, ….  for then must ye needs go out of the world.”

(vs 11)   ‟But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, …; with such an one no not to eat,”

The overview of this verse is that we Christians tend to whine, lust, and over-look everything.  We are overlooking every wrong that is out there, hoping to bring people into our churches.  Our church leaders are not preaching the sins of this world.  They are lusting over larger and larger church membership.  Then when God gives them something good, they want more.

Numbers 11:4

‟And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? ”

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