Glory and Judgment
Leviticus 9:24-10:2 And there came a fire out from before Yahuweh, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces. 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 Yahuweh, which He commanded them not. 2 And there went out fire from Yahuweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahuweh. READ 3-7
They were not even to mourn them.
READ Acts 4:31-37; Acts 5:1-11
The Glory of Yahuweh was there in them not about them. Joses gives an offering from his heart and received accolades, Ananias and Sapphira get jealous and greedy and die immediately, just as Nadab and Abihu. The Glory of Yahuweh was present and growing just as in Leviticus. Judgment was swift. Let's prove this point.
READ I Samuel 2:29-31
Not only Eli's sons died and the Ark of His presence went out of Israel but Eli also died and received the eternal curse. Now their sin was for a long time. The judgment was not swift because God's glory was not coming but going. Israel forgot The Fear of Yahuweh! For twenty years the ark of His presence was gone. David brings back the ark but irreverently, and Uzzah dies because God smote him. II Samuel 6:6-11 READ.
Leviticus 20:7-8 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am Yahuweh Your God. 8 And ye shall keep My statutes, and do them: I am Yahuweh which sanctify you.
He sanctified them and He sanctified you. So choose: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Temperance.
I Peter 1:13-22 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of person judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Father, prepare us by Your Son's Spirit and our obedience by faith in Your Word to receive the glory. Be quick to chasten us that we may repent and live by the Fear of Yahuweh. May our eyes be open and ears ready to hear Your voice of correction.
Halle lu YAH Yahuweh our King