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Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

By Eric Carlson on June 26, 2024

Numbers 20:1-8. The people of Isra’el, the whole community, entered the Tzin Desert in the first month, and they stayed in Kadesh. There Miryam died, and there she was buried. 2 Because the community had no water, they assembled themselves against Moshe and Aharon. 3 The people quarreled (Vayarev: to strive, contend, debate, make complaint, to quarrel) with Moshe and said, “We wish we had died when our brothers died before ADONAI. 4 Why did you bring ADONAI’s community into this desert? To die there, we and our livestock? 5 Why did you make us leave Egypt? To bring us to this terrible place without seed, figs, grapevines, pomegranates or even water to drink?” 6 Moshe and Aharon left the assembly, went to the entrance of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces; and the glory of ADONAI appeared to them. 7 ADONAI said to Moshe, 8 “Take the staff, assemble the community, you and Aharon your brother; and before their eyes, tell the (vedibartem: to speak, declare, converse, command, sing) rock to produce its water. You will bring them water out of the rock and thus enable the community and their livestock to drink.”

This is Israel’s second encounter with a water crisis.

Exodus 17:2-7. The people quarreled (Vayarev: to strive, contend, debate, make complaint, to quarrel) with Moshe, demanding, “Give us water to drink!” But Moshe replied, “Why pick a fight with me? Why are you testing ADONAI?” 3 However, the people were thirsty for water there and grumbled against Moshe, “For what did you bring us up from Egypt? To kill us, our children and our livestock with thirst?” 4 Moshe cried out to ADONAI, “What am I to do with these people? They’re ready to stone me!” 5 ADONAI answered Moshe, “Go on ahead of the people, and bring with you the leaders of Isra’el. Take your staff in your hand, the one you used to strike the river; and go. 6 I will stand in front of you there on the rock in Horev. You are to strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so the people can drink.” Moshe did this in the sight of the leaders of Isra’el. 7 The place was named Massah [testing] and M’rivah [quarreling] because of the quarreling of the people of Isra’el and because they tested ADONAI by asking, “Is ADONAI with us or not?”

Dissatisfaction, when unchecked, becomes an intense desire, resulting in lust that leads to Sin. Not just sexual-it can be lusting after Egypt, after material things, idolatry, anointings, attention, and even relationships! The Golden Calf incident at Mt Sinai was the result of dissatisfaction in waiting 40 days for Moshe to return- get the picture? When we lose sight of the many things for which we should be thankful for, we become murmurers and complainers darkened by unholy thoughts.

James 5:9. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers, so that you won’t come under condemnation – look! the Judge is standing at the door!

Even Yeshua’s disciples were infected with murmuring. It’s hard to comprehend the event that occurs right after a day of the supernatural. In John Chapter 6 we see that Yeshua took “five loaves of barley bread and two fish” and multiplied it to feed 5000 men. In traditional Hebrew culture, only the men are counted so if you take into account their wives and children who were there it was probably more like 10-15,000 people that were fed yet the Talmidim find fault.

John 6:41-43. At this the Judeans began grumbling about him because he said, “I am the bread which has come down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Isn’t this Yeshua Ben-Yosef? We know his father and mother! How can he now say, `I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Yeshua answered them, “Stop grumbling to each other!

Despite Yeshua’s correction they persisted and continued to Grumble. Let’s place this in perspective-these were not the unsaved. These were disciples who believed, and they were grumbling about what Yeshua had just said! They could receive the food and rejoice in the miracle but grumbled at the teaching that was coming from the master Himself,

This persistent Grumbling spread like cancer and many talmidim turned their back on Him! There’s also some rebellion here, even then, 2,000 years ago there was an unwillingness to follow God’s mitzvah’s and commands. It led to offense which caused them to be separated from God! Grumbling and murmuring kills! Let’s look at another example. In Numbers 13 the 12 spies are sent into the Promise Land to reconnoiter. Ten came back with a slanderous negative report. Grumbling and murmuring are always negative, it’s never a positive report.

If a person has engaged in grumbling, they must recognize it for what it is and take reasonability for their actions or they will become angry and bitter, making the situation worse. The moment we open ourselves to grumbling we immediately become open to destruction. The world is wicked, unjust, unfair, evil, and dying-plenty of reasons to grumble but we are not to focus on those things. When it comes to God’s word, one can say it’s all about the details. Scripture didn’t earn its power and reputation by skirting around the specifics. Instead, its deep calling unto deep, providing a thorough examination of human nature, morality, and spirituality. Each verse is packed with intricate details that paint a vivid picture of life’s complexities.

Scripture holds details in high regard!

Proverbs 27:23. Take care to know the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds.

This verse isn’t just about taking care of livestock; it’s an analogy for paying attention to every to every detail, to pay attention to every aspect of our lives so that all that we do and say reconciles to the word of God! As Yeshua said in Matthew 11:15: “If you have ears, then hear”. We have a profound revelation in the smallest of details. King David and the High Priest Tzadok placed the priests into 26 periods of service, or as veterans know it a watch section in I Chronicles 24. Section 8 was Aviyah’s section:

I Chronicles 24:10. the seventh for Hakotz, the eighth for Aviyah,

We see this same section mentioned in:

Luke 1:5. In the days of Herod, King of Y’hudah, there was a cohen named Z’kharyah who belonged to the Aviyah division. His wife was a descendant of Aharon, and her name was Elisheva.

Attention to details, Adonai reveals the supernatural in the small details! The Aviyah division is the division that Z’kharyah was in, the father of Yochanan (John) the Immerser! We know when the Aviyah division was ministering in the Temple! This reveals to us when Yeshua was born! Jonathan Cahn did the research which is recorded in his message “Mystery of the Mikurah”! Mikurah is the Hebrew word for Origins/Birth/Nativity/Source. Mikurot Meshiach- the Birth of Messiah! We have two references of when the Aviyah division was ministering in the temple, one before Yeshua was born and another after He was born which pinpoints exactly when Z’kharyah was ministering in the Temple, pinpointing when Yeshua was born!! The 1st of Nisan! Religion says there’s no possible way to know when Yeshua was born, so they can keep their manmade traditions when the details of truth are in the Word of God! Lord in Yeshua’s name I thank You for revelation and truth in the details! Adonias attention to detail is nothing short of Supernatural!

Blessings,

Rabbi Eric S Carlson