Stewardship Of Government Part 2
Apostolic Voice of Reformation
God's Spiritual GovernmentTeaching by Apostle Rina Bekker
4) God appoints leadership to assist the steward.Note that in time God appointed 70 elders to assist Moses. God took of the Spirit that He put upon Moses and gave it to the 70. God did not take from the 70 and give to Moses.
Numbers 11:16,25, "And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them: and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
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."
Reading further in the book of Numbers we note also that everything the 70 did was under Moses’ direct oversight for God appointed him as the steward responsible to finish the work. Moses did not control them, neither did they work apart from him. It was Moses that gave the nod when all things were done according to the pattern God showed him and then God confirmed it.
In this we see that the fellowship of the elders with Moses was unbroken as we also read of the stewardship of the apostles of the early church, that the church continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine AND fellowship (Acts 2:42).
Everything the Lord does is a testimony of Himself. By this lesson God teaches the 21st century church three things:
- God will call and appoint many into government to work with the steward of His house.
- The flow of government: from God to the steward of the house to the appointed elders, to the people.
- The Spirit of the Lord rests upon the government of God as long as they stand with the steward-not against him as we see preached from Peter and Jude, that the church should not despise government (2Pet.2:10: Jude 1:8).
What did we learn: The Spirit of the Lord rests upon the government of God as long as they stand with the steward not against him.
"For the things of this world are darkness and works a lie. But that which is from above is your light. Blessed is the man that perceives, for His grace has opened his heart, and his lips bring peace."
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