This is a continuance of a teaching mentioned in the post: Testimony of Hearing from God. (Edited: I spoke incorrectly. I had thought this was a continuance of a teaching, but it was not. It was a warning to me. I will leave the areas of truth and remove what I thought God was saying to me on this topic). I pray these lessons and confessions will bless you, in Jesus name. Amen.
Leviticus 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
When it comes to this strange fire, there are a few different views of this. I.e. A couple of verses later, the Lord talks about not drinking wine or strong drink, and then coming into His presence, lest you die. We can say that Nadab and Abihu may have been drunk. We can also say that they were unclean. There is another view that they took fire from another source than the altar, thus offered strange incense burning on this fire. We can see many different avenues the Word takes us on this, but the absolute rooted truth as to why they died with this strange incense offering was – “..which He commanded them not.”
They offered strange incense that the Lord did not command them to do. He did not tell them to do this thing, but they did it anyways. I always ask the question of why. “Why would they do this?” They were the sons of Aaron, priests that ministered to the needs of the tabernacle. When I put myself in their shoes, it seems that they took an action that appeared to be a correct action to them, but it was not something the Lord told them to do.
In the same sense, some actions I take in life, which appear to me as guided by God, are rooted in my own emotions, my own thoughts of the situation, etc. In such a situation, the Lord did not command me to do it. Offering strange incense..
There is nothing wrong with helping someone. There are things that are a given because the Lord has already spoken in His Word. Minister to the widows, children, homeless, etc. Love thy neighbor. If I see a widow who could use someone to talk to, I should do it because I love God and He has already spoken on the matter.
Lord, I pray for discernment in doing your will, and not mine. I need your voice, not mine. In Jesus name, amen.