Friday, June 5, 2015

He Fights For Meek People

"1And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 2And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it. 3(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)" (Numbers 12: 1-3)

In this passage, Moses' own family rebels against their brother and leader.

Moses, the man whom God called out the wilderness to be the mouth and figure for His people, was not only under attack from the very people whom the LORD had delivered out of Egypt, but now he was enduring disrespect from his own family.

First, before anyone gets the notion that God speaks out of people just because, all of it has to do with His Spirit living in us:

"20But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things." (1 John 2: 20)

and also

"7But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." (1 John 2: 27)

There is no Word without His Spirit, and at this time, the Spirit of God was fully resting on Moses, but was also dispensed to other humble people:

"26But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp. 27And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. 28And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!" (Numbers 11: 26-29)

Now, one of the fruits of the spirit is meekness. Meekness is defined:

Meekness: humble, teachable, and patient under suffering, long suffering willing to follow gospel teachings;

To believe the Gopsel (Acts 12: 38-39) is the essence of the Gospel, that God has done all things for us through His Son Jesus, not we ourselves (Ephesians 2: 8-9)

By the way, meekness is a fruit of His Spirit in us:

"The fruit of the spirit is. . .Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." (Galatians 5: 22-23)

and then

"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." (Galatians 6: 1)

Another blessing of the Spirit of God in our lives? Our God fights for us:

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14: 26)

"Comforter" more accurately is "Advocate", and Jesus today seated at the right hand of God the Father intercedes for us:

"Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." (Romans 8: 34)

And He is also our avenger:

"O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself." (Psalm 94: 1)


"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (Romans 12: 19)

Moses rested in the Spirit of God, and God avenged him for the wrong things his family spoke against Him.

Rest in your Savior and Lord today, and know that He is fighting for you.

No comments:

Post a Comment