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At The Crossroads Of Death And Life



It’s a scary and sobering reality to actually come face to face with the consequences of our actions.

For some, by the time reality sinks in, things are so far gone we can barely remember how we got into the mess we’re wallowing in. For me and my family, it was almost that bad.

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but many, many years ago my husband struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism.

Nothing we tried, no counseling, no interventions, no prayer meetings could pull him out of the destructive cycle he was in.

The addiction was destroying him and everything that got in its path, including our marriage and family life.


But God…

He had better plans.


It reminds me of the story of the rebellion on Korach from Numbers 16 & 17.

It all started with Korach, from the tribe of Levi rising up in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron...

Really though, they were rebelling against God himself.

And what started initially with Korach and two other men, Datan and Aviram, escalated to include him, Datan and Aviram, and 250 other leaders of the community of Israel!

And the consequence of this mass rebellion was death...

And not just one painless sweep of death.

But a supernatural move that continued to spread until a divine intervention entered the scene.


Scripture says that the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up Korach, Datan and Aviram their households.

Then fire came out from Adonai and consumed the 250 men who joined the rebellion!

And if that wasn’t enough, the acts of these men brought about more complaints from the community and more destruction; this time, in the form of a death dealing plague.


During this last sweep of destruction, something beautiful happened. A divine intervention…


Numbers 16:46-48

Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has started.”

So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them.

He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.


You see, Aaron, the High Priest, ran into the midst of the assembly with holy fire and the incense of intercession to bring atonement to the people and stop the plague of death.

His intervention became for the people the crossroads between death and life.


This is a beautiful of picture of what Messiah did for my family. In the thick of addiction and destruction, Messiah who is our holy High Priest entered into our desperate situation in a supernatural way. He healed my husband of all his addictions in one days time and truly became for us the crossroads between death and life.

Before that day, death ruled the ruins of my marriage and family.

After that day, we slowly started to walk in the abundant life prepared for us by Messiah Yeshua; unhindered by the crippling effects of addiction.

Thankfully our story didn’t end in death like the stories of so many others who struggle in the same way. The rebellion of Korach teaches us two things:

-That the effects of rebelling against God can be scary and grave.

-But also, just as Aaron threw himself in the midst of a sinful assembly to save them, Messiah is ready and willing to do the same for us today. No matter what our rebellion looks like; be it addiction, lust, homosexuality, self hate…

He is interceding for us now and ready and willing to be for us the crossroads between death and life.


Hebrews 7:24-25

But because he lives forever, his position as priest does not pass on to someone else;

and consequently, he is totally able to deliver those who approach God through him; since he is alive forever and thus forever able to intercede on their behalf.

Praise, praise, praise❤️ Shavua tov beloved ones.




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