Prophetic Principles, Properties, & Performances-
Blindsided by Justice
As the presidential election draws near, one candidate has recently gone into hiding due to an accidental betrayal caused by a family member’s negligence, revealing evidence of criminal and treasonous activities. Likewise, Scripture is filled with corrupt leaders who were crushed by this prophetic principle and removed by G3D, in ways they couldn’t have imagined.
During their wandering in the Wilderness, Moses and Aaron were repeatedly harassed by the Israelites who complained over every inconvenience that arose and constantly tried to usurp the power and position of the men whom G3D had placed in leadership positions. One of the most infamous moments of political theater was Korah’s Rebellion.
After Moses explained the rules and regulations that G3D had for the Levitical Priesthood and stipulated that only those of the line of Aaron could serve as High Priests, Korah, son of Izhar, led a coup against his first cousins Moses and Aaron. Korah gathered two hundred fifty princes and men of renown from among the assembly and hoped that this large number of famous names would be enough to challenge Moses and Aaron’s legitimacy as the Israelite’s leaders.
Moses understood that the only vote that mattered was that of G3D’s approval, and he convinced Korah and his followers that they should come the next morning so the Lord could decide whose incense He would accept as a worthy offering. The next morning, the two hundred and fifty men gathered with their fire-pans ready, but G3D would not entertain their gifts, and enraged, threatened to destroy the entire Israelite community for allowing the revolt to think they could impeach the leader He had decreed.
Moses and Aaron prayed that the nation be spared and G3D relented with the compromise that only the leadership and those who officially associated themselves with the insurrections would be punished. The ground underneath the rebels’ homes opened up and swallowed their tents and families in a horrifying display and during the ensuing panic, the two hundred fifty high ranking leaders who sided with Korah’s uprising were consumed by Heavenly Fire from the Lord (ref. Numbers 16).
While the Israelite tribes were staying in Shittim, the men began to make sacrifices to the Moabite gods in order to engage in cult prostitution with the Moabite women in the region. They ate the sacrificial meal and bowed before the graven images and yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. G3D sent a plague into the Israelite camp and charged the Israelite judges to put to death those who had yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.
Twenty-four thousand people had already died by the plague and Moses and the whole assembly of Israel were weeping at the entrance of the tent of meeting when Zimri, a prince of the Simeonite family, brought Kozbi, a Midianite temple priestess and princess of an esteemed Midianite family, into the camp. Prince Zimri was aware of all the people who had been killed by the plague and was still contemptuous of Moses’ leadership and dictates.
Phinehas, grandson of Aaron the High Priest, was a mild mannered, patriotic, but peace loving young man. Phinehas would later be recorded as leading a massive military expedition without losing a single soldier, being sent on a peace keeping mission when rumors of a separatist movement arose, ended the civil war with the Benjamites, and according to Jewish legend, was one of the two spies that investigated Jericho. Phinehas was continually seen as a man who cared about his countrymen and tried to prevent unnecessary bloodshed. Phinehas was no blood thirsty warrior, but was zealous for G3D’s Honor, so it would have come as a huge surprise to Prince Zimri when Phinehas grabbed a spear and followed Zimri and Kozbi into their tent and ended the plague with their deaths (ref. Numbers 25).
Israel again fell into idol worship during the reign of King Ahab and his temple priestess Queen Jezebel, who instituted the worship of Baal and Asherah on a national scale, before purging the Prophets of Yahweh from Israel. In addition to her war between Elijah and her false prophets of Baal, Queen Jezebel was infamous for convincing King Ahab to falsely accuse a man named Naboth of blasphemy against G3D and the king, in order to steal Naboth’s vineyard. Prophet Elijah condemned Ahab for this theft and murder, and G3D decreed that King Ahab’s royal line would be annihilated.
Three years later, King Ahab was killed in battle by a stray arrow that pierced through the joints in his armor, an unfeasibly impossible shot (ref. 1 Kings 22). His son Ahaziah inherited the throne but accidently fell from his roof balcony and never recovered, later dying from his injuries after trying to consult the prophets of Baal-Zebub (ref. 2 Kings 1:1-18), that era’s representation of the aforementioned Baal of Peor. Ahaziah’s younger brother Jehoram was crowned king, but Prophet Elisha commanded one of his disciples to instead anoint Jehu, commander of Jehoram’s army, as king (2 Kings 9:1-13).
As leader of the military, Jehoram would have expected that Jehu would have been completely loyal to his administration and family, so would have been shocked when he was killed by Jehu, who also hunted down the last surviving male member of the House of Omri: Ahaziah, nephew to Jehoram (ref. 2 Kings 9:14-29). Jehu would famously confront Queen Jezebel, who had dressed up in all her finery, make-up, and jewelry, thinking that if she was going to die, she would die with the dignity befitting a queen. But she would not be afforded that as her eunuch servants threw her from the window. Her body ruptured with such force that her blood splattered across the walls and courtyard of the castle and her remains were consumed by dogs (2 Kings 9:30-37).
G3D’s Judgment against the leaders of nations can often be swift, terrible, and unpredictable. G3D has many ways to fulfill His Will and will use supernatural events, such as the ground swallowing up Korah and his followers. G3D might use His righteous followers to enact punishment by their own hands as seen in the Zeal of Phinehas. Sometimes, when their crimes are extremely reprehensible, corrupt leaders are struck by freak accidents, or betrayed by those closest to them whom they trusted such as King Ahab, Queen Jezebel, and the Omri Dynasty.
As the crimes of former leaders begin to become exposed, G3D is setting up triggers to enact His Vengeance. Those who challenge G3D’s Will and Ways think that they can escape retribution because they are able to pay off others who are also corrupt, thinking that Justice can be persuaded with the things of this World, such as power, positions, and money. Soon, they will realize that if you think you can blind G3D’s Justice, you will be blindsided by it.
Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT AdministratorFor more prophetic media groups click here