Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Why Was Aaron Punished With Moses (Num 20:12)?"

"Why Was Aaron Punished With Moses, even though it was Moses who committed the sin Num 20:12?"
The reason was not because Aaron sat quiet but because he was acquiescently active. After all, like you rightly quoted there is a time to speak but a time to be quiet. It is not guilt by association but guilt by silent participation because they are present when the evil is taking place. Participation is not only in actions but in gestures and premeditation. Remember that in Exodus 4: 14, God made Aaron, Moses’ mouthpiece. Aaron rescinded from his position as the mouthpiece; thereby, assuming the punishment for sentinel who abandons his post or the modern day Christian who neglects his gift.

Take for instance, when a president does not say anything when his people are killing indiscriminately, he will be judged later for not doing anything because it was his position to stop the killing. Because Aaron was more the public speaker, God had appointed him into that position to help Moses when facing the crowd. Rather than assume his position and play his role, he abandons it or stays aloof. Aaron would have assumed his position of addressing the people while Moses spoke to the rock. With Aaron not saying anything, Moses spoke in his poor communication skills. In the face of evil, there is no neutrality; either you are with God, or you are against Him; either you build or you scatter.

Jesus judged the same action with the servant who buried his talents (MT 25:14-30). Just like the servant, Aaron was trying to play it safe not to offend the people. Just like Jesus shows that the servant was judged because of his self centeredness is the same way Aaron gets judged. Aaron was judged for staying quiet so that he will save his face with the hungry and thirsty Israelites. It was a tacit endorsement because, "He that does not object, consents by staying quiet."For example; if you see people acting racist, but you say nothing, you are actually a participant in their evil. If you see people who are stealing from the government, but you say nothing because it is not your business, you are actually a participant, according to the Lord. Edmund Burke once said, " The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Therefore, God will not be indifferent with modern day Christendom that sits and watches how God is being taken out from our schools, and they say nothing. Satanism is forced down to the masses, and the Christians say nothing. Your silence may be politically correct, but it may not be good to God. You must remember these verses:

Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

Until then, remember He is watching!

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

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