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Phinehas had to act like God

(…continued from part one…)

II)       The ‘javelin’ he used is rômach (ro’-makh) meaning: ‘to hurl i.e. spear, lance.’ Phinehas did what Cain (whose name speaks of javelin), the first born of mankind would not do. Phinehas did not fail to protect God’s word and His people. God is no respecter of persons, ergo, the judgment began, possibly with the back of the Israelite -a misrepresentation of God’s own Israel- through the belly of the Midianitish –a representation of heathenish practice of religion– woman. ‘Belly’ in Hebrew is: qôbâh (ko’-baw): ‘maw, stomach (of sacrificial victim); belly (of woman), the abdomen (as a cavity).” The word qôbâh comes from qâbab (kaw-bab’): ‘to curse, to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words).’ God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil.


                God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil. God’s Church is a woman. The Midian woman is the falsehood of religion. The Israelite knew how Jehovah hates idolatry. His audacity was quite inexcusable. There is no mercy for a wanton disregard for God’s word. His Word is an Eternal Personality: Jesus Christ; who was, who is and is to come; the Almighty. Amen.


            Verse 10 of Numbers chapter 25 says, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 11) Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.  12) Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:  13) And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” Many times the reason why certain actions are taken is not out of retaliation or bitterness of ill will. Divine indignation calls on one who is sensitive to the directive of the Holy Spirit to address certain issues. Consequences, as a matter of divine adjudicatory exigency, must be faced sometimes. Punishment. Jehovah is not an unforgiving Entity. Equity demands a satiation even from the Ultimate Judge, not because He is subservient to circumstances but simply because it is the law of His eternal Word. The Eternal One will not break even His own law. Amen.


            It does not surprise me that Phinehas had to feel so responsible. Good people of God should emulate him, not by killing any offender of God’s word, though. Phinehas is the Hebrew pı̂ynechâs (pee-nekh-aws’): ‘mouth of brass or mouth of serpent -which comes from peh (mouth) and nâchâsh (serpent).’ Brass is a scriptural symbolism of judgment. Christians serve as judges of the righteousness of the LORD, their God. Phinehas is the son of Eleazar i.e. el‛âzâr (el-aw-zawr’) meaning: ‘God has helped.’ You cannot do work in His vineyard without His full backing. The Holy Spirit continually infuses you with His divine energy. And without the knowledge of the True Light, Jesus Christ, you lack the wisdom to carry out God’s judgment. Phinehas is well rooted in the name of his grandfather, Aaron, called ‘ahărôn (a-har-one’) in Hebrew and means: ‘light bringer.’ The beam of His light uncovers every iniquity upon which fairness of judgment must consume. Amen! What God’s child does is just to beam the light of Scripture on any issue. Any act of scriptural negation is of the enemy of God. Simple.

Phinehas rid Israel of idolatrous lust

            This is the spiritual credentials of God’s enemy who comes under the gavel of righteousness. Verses 14 and 15 read, “Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15) And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.” Zimri is the Hebraic zimrı̂y (zim-ree’): ‘my music.’ Lucifer, by experience, knows that the very moment he began to sing songs of his own was when he began to drive himself into perdition. Zimri sang and danced to the music that would not eulogise the Creator. Zimri allowed the Devil to provide him with the tenets of his own earthly father called Salu. In Hebrew Salucan besalû, salû’, sâlû’, or sallay (sal-loo’). It has a definition of ‘weighed’ and it comes from sâlâh (saw-law’): ‘to make light of, toss aside; to hang up, that is, weigh, or (figuratively) contemn.’

 The sting of death is sin (1Corinthians 15:56)

                As a matter of fact no Israelite is expected to be this far drawn into apostasy. Zimri refused to be an honourable Simeonite. Simeonites or shim‛ônı̂y (shim-o-nee’) are descendants of Simeon which means: ‘harkening.’ He forsook the words of Jehovah and joined himself to the despicable heathenish Cozbi kozbı̂y (koz-bee’). Cozbi means:my lie, falsehood.’ Falsehood of Satanism is an affront to the eternal existence of God. Cozbi’s father is Zur i.e. tsûr (tsoor): “rock” i.e. precipitous edge of cliff. The ways of falsehood always treads on the dangerous, pathetic paths of precipitousness.

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.


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