Numbers 11: 1-3
“… and His anger was aroused. So, the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp” (Numbers 11:1b).
We live in a time and season when many people are full of complaints. The atmosphere is saturated with gloomy faces everywhere. We seem not to know that the fire of the Lord burnt among the Israelites and consumed those that were in the uttermost part of the camp because of their complaints. Today terrible things are happening all around us. Can they be an indication of God’s judgement?
Moses, a man sensitive in the spirit knew what to do; he prayed unto the Lord, and the fire was quenched. With all that is going on around, believers should cry to Jesus. It is written that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much (James 5:16b). When Moses prayed, the fire was quenched. The same grace is available today, if we can but pray. The Lord is more than ready to put a stop to this fire ravaging around us.
The place was called Taberah because the fire of the LORD burnt among the people. We can change the name of our present day Taberah to Rehoboth, where the LORD Himself made room for His children (Genesis 26:22). It will
take you less energy to breathe a word of prayer about those needs than complain about them. We will be refreshed, and assured when we pray than when we complain.
Our God is still the game changer. Take the tolift up your voice to Him in prayer. Your prayers and those of fellow believers can turn things around for us all.
1. Lord Jesus, arise for me and deliver me.
2. Lord Jesus, please change my Taberah to Rehoboth.