by Benjamin Munsell on January 22, 2020
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: AND THE ANGER OF THE LORD WAS KINDLED AGAINST THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. Joshua 7:1. Notice here the Lord is treating the whole camp of the Jews as One. When one sins, they all suffer, until the Sin is dealt with as the Lord directs. In today's wording, this is not about someone not paying their taxes, or not giving their tithing, as in holding back "payment", this is about going into The Masters House and outright Stealing what the Master Owns, and even worse, being dumb enough to think the Master won't figure it out? Today, in your church, how are things going for you? Is the Rock Solid Gospel Of Christ being Taught, Preached and Lived Out in the church? Are people coming to Christ, AND STAYING, to Grow in Christ and in His Body? Or is the preaching wimpy, the teaching mediocre, and people go out the back door just as fast as they come in the front door? IS THE FEAR OF THE LORD, HIS PRESENCE, AND HIS BLESSINGS MISSING FROM YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP? Have the Pastor, Deacons, Preachers, Teachers and Joe-Sheepers ever gotten together, all at one time, on their faces before the Lord to ask Him to corporately Examine them and tell them what's missing, and what He, the Lord, wants them to get rid of??? This is Humbling to Believers, and  humiliating to the goats. When Achan and his complicit family were stoned to death, YOU BETTER BELIEVE THE FEAR OF THE LORD FELL ON THE CAMP, BELIEVERS AND NON ALIKE. Are you ready for The Fear Of The Lord to fall in your church, on His Terms, with His Results??? Will you Praise The Lord, even when He removes a cancer from your congregation, even when it hurts? It's getting serious Folks, the Lord is on the move and He's hauling out the "trash". Can you say, "GOoD riddance" to God Haters, Gossips, Liars, and Thieves? God's calling your church, to, Be Blessed.