Just like on the day of Pentecost did the Holy Spirit rest upon the seventy elders in Isreal. This is when they began to prophesy. It is written, “And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. But 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. And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. And 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 11:25-29)
The Holy Spirit came down upon the people in a similar fashion that He comes upon His people in the New Covenant. The same way that people prophesied then, we can do the same now through the gift of the Spirit. Paul even said that he also wished that everyone had this gift. It is written, “follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.” (1 Corinthians 14:1-5) Therefore, prophecy is a gift that God wishes everyone has. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will learn to listen to You and also do Your will. Only then can people be filled with the Holy Spirit and begin to do Your will. Truly, there are many gifts of the Spirit that people are missing out on because they cannot tame their fleshly lusts. I wish I could bring these people out of darkness and into Your light. However, I know that this is only possible if Your Spirit convicts people of their sins. A well-written speech and a mighty voice mean nothing if You are not leading us. I am so grateful for the dreams and visions You have given me over these years. Only through the Spirit have I been able to prophesy of things to come. Lord, thank You for this gifting. I may not always get these dreams and visions, but am grateful when I do get them. Only You, Lord, understand my life and what I am meant to do for Your kingdom on earth. All I ask is that You use me for Your greater good. Lead me from temptation. Keep me in Your right standing. Have Your way in me. I love You, Lord. Amen.