DCLM Daily Manna 2 August 2019 – Spirit’s Power For Service, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: SPIRIT’S FOR SERVICE
TEXT: Numbers 11:13-20
KEY VERSE: “And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee” – (Numbers 11:17).
DCLM Daily Manna 2 August 2019 – MESSAGE:
Moses’ desire that the Lord’s people would be “prophets and that the Lord would put His spirit upon them” was eventually fulfilled when on the day of Pentecost, God sent the Holy Spirit down from heaven to abide with the Church “forever”.
The lusting, complaints and murmuring of the children of Israel brought discouragement to Moses who had hitherto endured it all. They had directed their requests to Moses as they wanted to eat flesh instead of going to God. Moses complained to God Who directed him to gather seventy elders who would assist him to bear the burden. He (God) would take some of the spirit on Moses and put it upon them. Moses also was to sanctify the people in readiness to receive the flesh they desired.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 2 August 2019
That seventy elders were to share from the spirit God took from Moses is phenomenal. What Moses lacked in eloquence, God made up by the supply of His Spirit. What a thoughtful God we have! That Moses was a stammerer or Jeremiah was “a child” could not pose any problem to the foresight of God Who “hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise… and the weak things of the world to confound things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27).
Effective service delivery in the church today can only be possible through the Spirit’s power. Peter, who a few weeks before was fearful and unable to stand before ordinary maids who confronted him, could now through the Spirit’s power declare the truth to the Jews and the Sanhedrin. Surprisingly, there are many Christians who profess to have been saved for such a long time and yet lack the power of the Spirit. We must understand therefore that without the power of the Holy Ghost, we cannot be fruitful in ministry and service to God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s Spirit in us affords us the privilege to do exploits in His service.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ezra 1-3
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