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Thursday, 7 January 2016

You shall Offer No Strange Fire or Incense Thereon!



Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge – The Bible in Hosea 4:6 says that God’s people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge.


Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.”


“The Destroyer of Mankind”

Hosea 4:1
Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.


Jeremiah 4:22
"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good."


“God's Charges against Israel”

Hosea 4:5-7
So you will stumble by day, And the prophet also will stumble with you by night; And I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.


Isaiah 5:13
Therefore my people will go into exile for lack of understanding; those of high rank will die of hunger and the common people will be parched with thirst.


“The people of God in exile today is a worldwide Breach”


God makes it very clear that His people can be destroyed due to lack of knowledge.


We need to come out of being left in the dark and brought into the Light of Revelation.



Hosea says, My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge (spiritual teaching or understanding, because you have Genesis being the Garden in Eden, means feelings- Adam and Eve felt good, healthy, rich, wise and prosperous (The highest level of pleasure on earth) and they did not have no brain knowledge of fear, depression, pain, poverty, sickness, before the fall of man.


Exodus means seeing, they saw evil in Egypt and cried unto God for a deliverer (Moses) that will deliver them from Egypt. The word Exodus means to depart from a place with a desire to see a new place.


Genesis is your history, your offspring, your origin and the beginning of the development of your DNA, character.


Exodus is the exercising of your obedience towards God) coming from disobedience and entering into obedience towards God).


Leviticus is the changing of your bad habits into good Godly habits of Mind control- thinking, acting and speaking.


Numbers is when God spiritually and physically connects your life to the number of His spiritual and physical inheritance.


Deuteronomy is your spiritual ability to be able to listen, to hear, to receive and to understand God when He speaks in to your soul.


“The greatest commandment”

Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Hear, oh Israel, the Lord our God is one, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart - physical body – life - with all your soul (Air you breath & speech your mouth and with all your strength (your actions, your motives, dreams and desires must serve God's purpose on earth.

“The Work of a Shepherd”


The work of the shepherd was to protect the sheep by anointing them with the horn of anointing oil, so that the flies may not enter the sheep's brain through its ears. There are testimonies about David's life that are not written in the bible, and one of them is that as a shepherd he had to anoint his sheep. There are flies that feed on the brains of the sheep, and when they enter into the sheep's brain through its ears, they start to eat up its brain, and because of the severe headache pains the sheep starts to run around looking for hard rocks, so that it may hit its head on the rocks to stop the pain. As the sheep is violently hitting its head upon the rocks, the scull that protects the brain of the sheep breaks. As David anointed the sheep with oil, the oil stopped the flies from accomplishing their desire, as they slides off the sheep's head, because of the anointing oil.


“The Mind of Christ”


Jesus suffered our Agony. He suffered the violence, He suffered the Bloodshed and the rape. He made the way of our total Salvation. Hallelujah for The Cross!


Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge. They are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark. They keep on dreaming and lying around, and they're lovers of sleep!


Leviticus 10:1
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.



“Death in a Ministry”

Numbers 26:61
But Nadab and Abihu died when they made an offering before the LORD with unauthorized fire.


Leviticus 16:1
The LORD spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron's two sons, who died after they entered the LORD's presence and burned the wrong kind of fire before him.


“Those who draw near to God will know His Holiness”


To find the answer to these questions, we must take heed to a warning from Jeremiah the Prophet at a time when Israel was in rebellion against The Lord God.


Jeremiah 44:17-18 
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem- for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.


Israel had Begun to practice the same customs of the surrounding heathen nations which included worshiping the pagan sun-god and the “Queen of Heaven”. The prevailing attitude in seen above was one of pride, arrogance, and covetousness. This is the very same attitude we see today in the body of Messiah. 


In Jeremiah’s day, presumed to do whatever they thought in their evil hearts to do, Covetousness and a desire for wealth was the motivation for offering incense to the Queen of Heaven and they counted on “cheap grace” to keep them in good standing with God As long as they were sons of Abraham, they saw no conflict with unholy mixture. In Deuteronomy 12 God had already warned Israel not to imitate the worship styles of the heathen nations and then try to incorporate that into the worship of the one true God.


Deuteronomy 12:29
When God shall cut off the nations from before you, wherever you go to possess them, and you succeed them, and dwell in their land; Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before you; and that you enquire not after their gods, saying: “How did these nations serve their gods? Even so will I do likewise.”


And such is the attitude today even among the leadership in the Body of Christ.


“The leadership of the Church”

Leviticus 10:1
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before God which He commanded them not.


Leviticus 10:2 
And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.


Aaron’s sons were devoured by the fire of God. And they died, because they were disobedient in offering up strange fire or incense which he had already warned them not to do. God Almighty  had already warned the children of Israel not to offer "strange incense” on the altar in the Tabernacle:


Exodus 30:9
“You shall offer no strange fire or incense thereon”  


In other words, the incense had to be made of the exact spices in which he specified.

“They deviated from the Formula”


If they deviated from the formula of incense in which The Lord God had set forth, they were committing adultery spiritually before The Lord. The word “adulterate” means: “To make impure by mixture.”


The word “strange” in Hebrew here in Leviticus 10:1 is “zuwr” which means: “to turn aside, to be a foreigner, strange, profane; to commit adultery.” 



“What is “Strange Incense?”

“To Commit adultery”


In order to understand this principle, we must first understand the Blue print for the Tabernacle of Moses, given as a Template of worship. Each and every piece of furniture in this Tabernacle points to ouLord and Savior and leads us into relationship with Him.


God commanded that Incense be used in the Tabernacle as a Symbol of worship and it had to be made of the exact spices that he specified with the “exact proportions that he specified”. This is figurative of our worship today. God has given us patterns for worship after the Tabernacle instructions that he gave to Moses.                     


“But this was a shadow of things to come in the future”


Today the Tabernacle represents our bodies, and the incense represents our worship.


“We are the tabernacle”


The articles in the Tabernacle all point to Jesus our Messiah. The “Altar of sacrifice” prefigures The Cross where the Lamb of God Jesus Christ was slain for us offering His Blood as Atonement for our sins. The bronze laver is the Word of God and the Baptism of Repentance. In the Laver, the priest would wash his hands symbolizing being cleansed from “dead works”. 


“Cleansed from Dead works”

Hebrews 9:14
How much more will the Blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.


The water in the laver was like a reflection just as the word of God is like a Mirror in which we look into and are changed into the Image of Jesus.  


James 1:22-24
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.


“The articles in the Tabernacle all point to Jesus our Saviour”


The “Altar of sacrifice” prefigures the Cross where the Lamb of God was slain for us offering His Blood as atonement for our sins. The “bronze laver” is the word of God and the baptism of repentance. In the Laver, the priest would wash his hands symbolizing being cleansed from “dead works.” The water in the laver was like a reflection just as the word of God is like a mirror in which we look into and are changed into the Image of Jesus.


The “Holy Place” the sanctuary, had the Seven Golden Candlesticks the Menorah, which is figurative of the Seven Spirits of God. Revelation 1:20, and the Seven Spirits of the Churches as well as the Seven Feasts of The Lord God. Leviticus 23 commanded believers to be “A light in dark world” 


Revelation 1:20
As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.


Revelation 1:4
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,


Revelation 3:1
To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: 'I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.


Revelation 4:5
Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God;


Revelation 5:6
And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.


And thus the Seven Golden Candlesticks represent assemblies of Christ bearing the light of Christ Jesus. The Incense in “The Holy place” is figurative of our worship and prayers to God.


Revelation 5:8
When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 


Revelation 8:3-4
Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.


The “Ark of the Covenant” is where the Presence of God dwelled. The High Priest had to place the Blood of the Lamb on “The Mercy Seat” in order to be worthy to come into “the Holy of Holies” once per year on Yom Kippur. 


In the Renewed Covenant, the Gift of the Holy Spirit was given after Jesus offered His Blood as Atonement for our sins.


The veil in the Temple was torn in half as soon as Jesus our Lamb died on the cross. This gave us entrance into “the Holy place” God's Presence by Jesus Blood. Not by the blood of bulls and goats.


Hebrews 10:4
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.


Whenever we deviate from this pattern of worship of the Tabernacle we end up with a pagan counterfeit. This pagan counterfeit Yah calls “strange fire”. It is symbolic of worship that we think we are offering to the one true God. The all Powerful God.  But he does not accept it, because we refuse to worship Him within the parameters of His Covenant.


If I could give an analogy here, let’s pretend for a moment that your wife used to wear a certain fragrance of perfume for her ex-lover. But now that she is married to you, you ask her to wear a different fragrance that is pleasing to you. But she instead insists on wearing the same fragrance that used to be pleasing to her former lover. Every time you smell that fragrance it reminds you that she was with another man at one time and it makes you very angry and jealous.


You would say to yourself, “why doesn't she want to please me by wearing the fragrance that I like? Why is she wearing that other fragrance that reminds her of her former lover?” You could not help but wonder if she was still thinking of him and reminiscing about her love affair with him! God feels the same way when he sees that people offer up certain incense to foreign gods and now he is very specific about the incense that he desires. This is how God feels when we want to mix our worship of him with the worship of other pagan deities!


This was the same thing that Aaron did when he made an image of a “molten calf” and then attached the name of our Creator God to that image.
 

Exodus 32:4
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be your gods, O Israel which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.


Exodus 32:8
They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto and said, These be your gods, O Israel which have brought you up out of the land of Egypt.


This concept of “strange fire” I believe applies spiritually as well as physically to us today. This trend of burning incense in today’s culture is pagan ritual to demons which some are doing unawares. Smoking cigarettes and marijuana are also forms of strange fire. These are herbs offered up to other gods in a form of worship. Native American Indians, Eastern Mystics, and African Witchdoctors smoke these herbs as an offering to their pagan deities even to this day.


Our bodies are like the Tabernacle and so if we pollute our bodies by burning hallucinogenic and carcinogenic herbs and plants we pollute the Tabernacle of God with strange fire.


In the Roman Catholic Mass, the priests offer up incense in a censer in the Catholic Mass, even though we are commanded not to offer up incense outside of the temple in Jerusalem where God has chosen to place His name.


“This is total Blasphemy before God”

Exodus 30:34
And The Lord God said unto Moses, Take unto you sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: And you shall make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: And you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you: it shall be unto you most Holy. And as for the perfume which you shall make, you shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto you Holy unto Your God. Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.

Because incense represents worship, God Almighty had exact specifications for how the children of Israel were to make their incense for the Tabernacle. He also stated in the above scripture, that no incense should be burned for “yourselves” or outside of the Tabernacle in Jerusalem where He has chosen to place His name Tabernacle. This means  that the only place where this worship was acceptable was in:



The Templar suppression took place in October. The Occupation of Constantinople (present day Istanbul) was the occupation of the capital of the Ottoman Empire, following the Armistice of Mudros by the Triple Entente of World War I. The first French troops entered the city on November 12, 1918, followed by British troops the next day. The occupation had two stages: the de facto stage from November 13, 1918 to March 20, 1920, and the de jure stage from March 20, 1920 to the days following the Treaty of Lausanne. The last Allied troops departed from the city on September 23, 1923.


2 Chronicles 6:6
But I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

This is also true when we use music for ourselves or any kind of worship medium for ourselves. Music must be offered up to God and not to be used for our own selfish pleasure. Because The Lord God is very specific about what composition of worship he requires. The exact spices) and He is also particular as to where he wants this incense of worship to be offered .in the Jerusalem Tabernacle, then we cannot burn incense away from this temple as some do in pagan religions.


To do this is to attract demons and “strange fire”

“To attract demons”

Calvinism is the most consolidated of the reforms all brought down into one. Their leader John Calvin was a mass murderer who refused to repent on his death bed. He hated the Jews. Is it any surprise that Calvinism simply carried over the central Jew repelling doctrines that the murdering Popes put in place to change the very character of the church so that the Jews would be kept out?

Today modern Christendom is still infiltrated by evil doctrines born in hell, designed to keep the Jew out of the church and salvation and thus fulfilling Satan's plan to delay the coming of the Lord. The coming of the Lord is associated with the salvation of the Jews as can be seen in numerous verses.

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“Festival of Saint Anne (Bord du Mer Limonade)”

After renewing their faith in the mud pit at Plaine du Nord on the days prior, pilgrims go to Limonade. Vodou is an official religion of Haiti, where more than 8 million people practice it. This Afro-Haitian religion is based on the belief that everything is a spirit and humans exist to serve the spirits through different devotional rites and prayers.
During rituals, Vodouists often experience spirit possession and enter trance-like states, which can include eating and drinking, dancing, divination and performing special medical cures or physical fears.Though not widely used, one traditional practice of Vodou is animal sacrifice, which is another way to make an offering to the spirits.



One traditional practice of Vodou is animal sacrifice,
  

“Uncleanness in the Camp”

Deuteronomy 23:14
And you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement. "Since the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and He must not see anything indecent among you or He will turn away from you.


Exodus 3:5
"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.
For the LORD your God moves about in your camp…


Deuteronomy 23:14
For the LORD your God walks throughout your camp to protect you and deliver
Your enemies to you; so your encampments must be Holy.


Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet…


Exodus 19:17
And Moses brings out the people to meet God from the camp, and they Station themselves at the lower part of the mount.


The Philistines were afraid. "A god has come into the camp...


1 Samuel 4:7
"A god has come into the camp," they said. "Oh no! The Philistines were afraid, for they said: “A god has come into the camp.” And they said, “Woe to us”


When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God…


Genesis 32:2
When Jacob saw them, he exclaimed, "This is God's camp!" So he named the place Mahanaim.


Revelation 20:9
They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people,


The city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. ...


Job 33:17
To turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,


Job 36:10
He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil.


Job 36:15
But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.


Daniel 2:19
During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of Heaven.



God Bless

Josie Hagen

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