The Holy Bible is filled with a vast array of biblical characters, but these 10 were carefully selected because they possess certain traits that are enemical to a group setting or herein expressed in this article as the “Camp”.
Achan is a biblical character who is of the tribe of Judah, from the family of Zarhites, and the household of Zabdi.
Achan was a corvertious man, who choose earthly treasures over God’s commandment. (Joshua 7:1)
When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it.”
What will Achan do to your camp?
1. They bring into your camp the accursed things and pollute it (Joshua 7:1).
2. They weaken the strength of your camp (Joshua 7:13).
3. They cause defeat to your camp, and until they are located and caught, your camp will continue to suffer defeat (Joshua 7:4-5).
4. They do not allow the presence of God to dwell ( Joshua 7:12).
5. They trouble your camp (Joshua 7:25).
2. KORAH, DATHAN AND ABIRAM
Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took some men numbering two hundred and fifty to rebel against Moses and Aron (Numbers 16:1-2).
What will Korah, Dathan and Abiram do to your camp?
1. They rebel against constituted authority (Numbers 16:2-3).
2. They have no respect, nor are they loyal, but assume themselves to be at thesame level of authority with those God has placed over them (Numbers 16:3; 12).
3. They are not content with their position, but seek after the seat of their leaders (Numbers 16:8-10).
4. They are ungrateful (Numbers 16:13-14).
Absalom is the third son of King David, who was given birth to by Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur (3 Samuel 3:3).
What will Absalom do to your camp?
1. They create division in the camp, by specializing in stealing the hearts of the people in the group, as they present themselves as a more suitable candidate for leadership, while downplaying the efforts of their leaders (2 Samuel 15:3 -6).
2. They are liars, and they use the name of the Lord for deception (2 Samuel 15:7,8,10).
3. In their quest for power, they have no restraint (2 Samuel 16:22).
Ahithophel was King Davids counsellor from the city of Giloh (2 Samuel 15:12). His counsel was regarded as one who inquired at the Oracle of God (2 Samuel 16:23)
What can Ahithophel do to your camp?
1. They are easily bought over and can be used by your enemies ( 2 Samuel 15:12).
2. They are conspirators (2 Samuel 16:21, 17:1-3).
Haman is the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, who served in King Ahasuerus court, and was promoted above all the princes.
What can Haman do to your camp?
1. They are proud and self centred (Esther 5:12).
2. They are manipulators (Esther 3:8-9).
3. They are oppressors (Esther 3:6; Esther 5:13).
4. They plot evil against the innocent (Esther 3:6, 5:14, 6:14).
5. They have the capacity to cause a leader to make costly mistakes if he/she is not discerning, because of their personal agenda (Esther 7:4-6).
Jonah is the son of Amittai who was sent to the great city of Nineveh to preach the word of the Lord, but on the contrary he fled from the presence of the Lord (Jonah 1-3).
What will Jonah do to your camp?
1. They cause instability in the camp, because they are running away from their calling, and as long as they remain, your camp can never be stable (Jonah 1:4,10).
7. ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA
Anannias and Sapphira where a couple, who were members of the early church in Jerusalem. They belonged to a multitude who believed there were of one heart and soul, hence no one had possessions, but had all things in common (Acts 4:32).
What will Ananias and Sapphira do to your camp?
1. They are not team players, and they violate rules establishing the camp ( Acts 4:32, Acts 5:2).
2. They conspire to defraud the camp, because of their corvertious tendencies (Acts 5:1-2).
3. They are liars (Acts 5:3).
Thank you for reading, please feel free to indicate in the comment section other biblical characters who have certain traits that are enemical to a group setting.
God bless you.
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