Thursday, November 10, 2022

RISE UP

Today’s Reading: Numbers 10-11

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A replica of the Ark of the Covenant located at Timna National Park in Israel’s Jordan Valley.

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Key Verse: Numbers 11:14

I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now — if I have found favor in Your sight — and do not let me see my wretchedness!

 

Imagine how excited all the people were as…”They started out for the first time” (10:13). It is plain to see that the emotions they felt were not grounded in faith. Almost immediately they began to complain about the food. They remembered the menu back in Egypt, and they were not happy campers. Complaining always has a ripple effect. Now Moses is complaining to God. God has a solution as He always does. We need to read twice Numbers 11:16-30. Moses’ response was prophetic, “O that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them.” Joel’s prophecy (Joel 2:28) predicted this. Peter quoted Joel (Acts 2:14-21) to explain that God was now doing what Moses longed for. God put His Spirit upon the Lord’s people and they prophesied. What is New Testament prophecy? “The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy” (Revelation 19:10b).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, John the Baptist said of You, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” I ask for today, and every day, that You will immerse me in Your Holy Spirit, and keep me submerged in the Spirit always so that I will constantly speak, “the testimony of Jesus.” Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

When I first became a Dad, I remember reading Numbers 11. There were two “dads” (I’m stretching it a bit here)…Eldad and Medad, who were home, and while they had responsibilities as elders, they had not made it to Moses’ meeting. Nevertheless, God put His Spirit upon them at home, just as He did on those who were in the tent of meeting. They prophesied (11:26) right where they were. I expect God’s Spirit to come upon me when I’m at a meeting, but also when I’m not. Moses was so depressed over the complaints of the people that he asked God to kill him. Then, he and Elijah (who also asked God to take him out of this life) showed up on the Mount of Transfiguration to strengthen Jesus who, in His humanity, needed the ministry of these men. If Jesus needed their company, so do I. I don’t actually expect Moses to show up. However, Moses’ words are showing up before me, and his words encourage me to press on.

Yours for uplifting messages from Moses, Peter, Elijah, and most of all from Jesus!

David

15 thoughts on “Thursday, November 10, 2022

  1. Thank You, Lord God, for Your provision each day. You give and give and give, and we praise You for all we have, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen Rob. I like Davidโ€™s prayer. We really need to be totally filled (submerged) in The Spirit, to cope in the world, especially at this time. Open My Eyes, Lord. I Want to See Jesus – to reach out and touch Him and say that I love Him. – Coming Soon. Blessings

  3. Hello Saints,

    I have an urgent prayer request for my nephew Jon who just phoned me. The Lord knows his situation and I bring it before Him to intervene and bring Jon all the help he needs. Please provide for him and protect him and fill him with a sense of hope and loving care. Please step into Jon’s life and give him everything he needs. In Your mighty Name, I pray. Amen. Thank you fellow Saints. ๐Ÿ™

    • I join you Beverlee in prayer for Jon.
      Almighty God, nothing is impossible for you, may Jon feel you’re love for him, Lord we ask You to intervene in his situation, we ask for Your power to surround and protect Jon, and may your will be done.
      We praise and thank you Lord that we can cast all our cares on You, in Jesus name we pray.

    • I pray that the Lord who already knows Jon ‘s situation will reach out to him and keep him from all harm and danger. Lord I thank you that you hear our prayers and will answer them. Amen and Amen
      Beverlee I am so glad that he cares so must for you that he called upon you for prayer.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  4. Father, I bring Jon and JJ before your throne of grace and I ask that you minister to their present need. Send Your Holy Spirit to help and guide them for He is our Counsellor, Advocate and Helper. I thank you that Jon asked for prayer. May his faith be strengthened through the circumstances he is facing.
    I thank you Lord for this community of believers that prays for one another and I thank you for hearing and answering our cries for help. Amen!

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