*Morning Message of Motivation*
*Gifts and Callings: 15*
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Moses himself records his early interactions with Joshua, in the book of Numbers. Joshua began as one of Moses’s young assistants who was extremely zealous for Moses. Joshua didn’t worry about 68 people prophesying at the tabernacle, because the tabernacle was placed far from the people.
Numbers 2:2 NKJV
“Everyone of the children of Israel shall camp by his own standard, beside the emblems of his father’s house; they shall camp some distance from the tabernacle of meeting.”
Joshua was troubled by 2 people prophesying in the camp, because the people would see that other people apart from Moses could also become anointed prophets. Joshua urged Moses to stop the prophetic move in the camp. Joshua was being jealous on behalf of his leader. This is a problem of followers who don’t want anybody to shine as brightly as their leader.
Numbers 11:29 ESV
“But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”
Joshua had a teachable spirit, so he accepted the correction of Moses.
2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”
We receive correction from human fathers and we should also receive God’s correction through spiritual fathers also.
Hebrews 12:9 NKJV
“Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?”
Joshua’s teachableness helped him overcome his mistake and also make progress.
When Moses needed 12 leaders to spy out Canaan, he readily chose Joshua also.
Numbers 13:1-2 NKJV
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”
May you and you children make great progress in the shortest possible time. May you be teachable. May your promotion come quickly, in Jesus’s name.