CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL December 11, 2021. (WHEN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD COMES DOWN)
TOPIC: WHEN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD COMES DOWN
Read Numbers 11:18-30
18 Then you shall say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the hearing of the LORD, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was well with us in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat, and you shall eat.
19 You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days,
20 but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have despised the LORD who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever come up out of Egypt?” ’ ”
21 And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole month.’
22 Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for them?”
23 And the LORD said to Moses, “Has the LORD’s arm been shortened? Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not.”
24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD, and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tabernacle.
25 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.
26 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.
27 And a young man ran and told Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
28 So Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, one of his choice men, answered and said, “Moses my lord, forbid them!”
29 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!”
30 And Moses returned to the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
MEMORISE: and it happened, when the Spirit rested upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so again (Numbers 11:25b)
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 the Lord comes down, God gives 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 speak His mind concerning the future.
When the Spirit of God came upon Samson, he was so powerful that he did superhuman feats. Imagine him killing a lion with his bare hands and removing the gate with its bars of a city and carrying them on his back with bare 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 become 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 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 Spirit of God would fall afresh on you for great exploits, as fire fell on Mount Carmel to answer Elijah in Jesus’ name. Amen.
1. Holy Spirit, come afresh on me, right now, in Jesus’ name.
2. Lord, let the presence of Your Spirit, anointing and power never depart from me.
3. 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
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE