Morning Message of Motivation
Gifts and Callings: 14
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Joshua began serving Moses in his youth. In the book of Numbers, we first hear of Joshua when, Moses became frustrated because Israel demanded meat.
Numbers 11:13-14 NKJV
“Where am I to get meat to give to all these people? For they weep all over me, saying, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’ I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.”
The Lord asked Moses to select 70 elders and bring them before the tabernacle, which was pitched away from the Israelite camp.
Numbers 11:16 NKJV
“So the Lord said to Moses: “Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you.”
The Lord took some of Moses’s anointing and placed it upon the seventy.
Numbers 11:25 NKJV
“Then the Lord came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy elders; and it happened, when the Spirit rested upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so again.”
Two elders didn’t go out to the tabernacle but God still anointed them.
Numbers 11:26 NKJV
“But two men had remained in the camp: the name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them. Now they were among those listed, but who had not gone out to the tabernacle; yet they prophesied in the camp.”
It was reported to Moses that Eldad and Medad were prophesying in the camp.
Numbers 11:27 NKJV
“And a young man ran and told Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Joshua asked Moses to stop them.
Numbers 11:28 NKJV
“So Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, one of his choice men, answered and said, “Moses my lord, forbid them!”
Joshua was overzealous for Moses. He wanted Moses to be the only prophet in Israel.
He asked Moses to stop Eldad and Medad from prophesying in the camp.
Moses corrected his wrong zeal.
Numbers 11:29 NKJV
“Then Moses said to him, “Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!”
Moses wanted everyone to be anointed and gifted.
May the Lord’s anointing rest upon you. May you be selected to support your leadership at all levels. May the gifts of the Spirit manifest in your life, in Jesus’s name.