Room at the table for all

Monday October 2nd, Numbers 11: 26 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. 27 A young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp."
28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses' aide since youth, spoke up and said, "Moses, my lord, stop them!" 29 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!"
Too often we see the church of Jesus prophesying the idea that “some” of the body of Christ is blessed and has been gifted with the spirit, and some has not. What we are attributing to God is the equivalent of saying that some of your children, (this assumes that you have children, if not, roll with it), will be allowed to sit at the table for supper tonight for a wonderful home cooked meal with all the trimmings, while some of your other children will be left in the streets to beg. You wouldn’t do that, so why is it so easy to attribute this attitude to God? It is because we tend to see God’s world as being as finite as is our world. God’s world can, and does, reach out way beyond our ability to grasps. Through Jesus, Moses’ wish for all God’s children to have the gift of the spirit is a reality. Some just don’t know it yet. Our job is to help them wake up and live the reality of the gift.


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