CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
📆 Saturday, December 11, 2021. – International Mountain Day.
WHEN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD COMES DOWN
Read: Numbers 11:18-30
Numbers 11:18-30 “Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it.
You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days,
but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’
Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”
The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”
So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the tent.
Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again.
However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.
A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!”
But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”
Then Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again.
Whenever the spirit of the Lord comes down, great things happen. This has always been the pattern. The Lord caused the Spirit that was upon Moses to come upon the seventy elders and they prophesied. Even, two of the elders who were not among them when they assembled, also prophesied (vv.25-26). This implies that when the Spirit of Lord comes down, God give extraordinary ability such that we begin to do what we are not able to do before. That is what we call anointing-divine enablement from above to do the humanly impossible. God takes over the anointed, i.e.the one upon whom the Spirit of God descends, such that he become like Him and do things like Him. His life and nature naturally comes upon him, and he begin to live to please Him. He also begins to speaks His mind concerning the future.
When the spirit of the Lord comes upon Samson, He was so powerful that he did superhuman feats. Imagine him killing a lion with his best hands and removing the gate with its bars of a city and carrying them on his back with best hands. When the same spirit came on Saul, the prospective king of Israel, he also amazingly prophesied.
When the spirit of the Lord comes upon us, we becomes the friends of God, and He confides in us like He did in Abraham, telling us His plans. To prophesy is the grace to utter the word of wisdom and knowledge because of the benefit of knowing what is ahead because of the of the gift of prophecy. When the Spirit of God comes upon you, you will begin to know the end of certain events, whether personal or national. Living to please God becomes easier as you manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
As you go throughout today, which commemorates International Mountain Day, the Spiritof the God would fall afresh on you for great exploits, as fire fell on mount Carmel to answer Elijah in Jesus name. Amen.
- Holy Spirit, come afresh on me, now, in Jesus name.
- Lord, let the presence of Your Spirit, anointing and power never depart from me.
- Holy Spirit, take control of services in our churches as of old, to change lives on regular basis.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Daniel 3:15 – 5:10, 3 John 1:2, 1:14, Jude 1:1 – 1:8