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Moses' Wish [Part 1]

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September 20, 2022 6:00 am

Moses' Wish [Part 1]

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Pastor, author and Bible teacher Alan Wright sometimes is just this simple is just change the definition of fighting against change the game Alan Wright welcome to another message of good news will help you see your life in a whole new life excited for you to hear the teaching today. In our series called Moses is presented for an older church in North Carolina not able to stay with us throughout the entire program to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. Yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries so as you listen to today's message. We encourage you to go deeper as we sent you today special offer. Contact us at that's pastor out or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on this later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright as I start every message by asking, are you ready for some good news because of so much bad news in the world that we hear and and the word gospel means good news and also there's something that happens when you kind of ready your heart by saying yes and I'll leave it up to you whether you want to do so in an exuberant and enthusiastic way are not are you she says is delighted to share his own life with you his own joy with you his own spirit with you. He is delighted to take that which should been exclusively reserved for him and share that rich endless blessing with you when a series on Moses and Moses has many great leadership moments in his life moments where he is raised to staff a Red Sea has parted and millions of people have walk through on dry land. He has had moments where he has lifted his hands in prayer and when he prayed the people prospered in battle, and when he quit praying they would start losing the battle. He has had moments in which he has encountered God on the mountaintop alone received the word of God.

He has seen God pass by in his glory, and Moses has many many moments that have established him as one of the greatest leaders of all time. But the story which we read today. It could be overlooked. This little moment to highlight it today because I think it's Moses greatest leadership moment.

It's a numbers chapter 11 that's the fourth book in your Bible numbers chapter 11. Once again, the people have been complaining this time that they have no meat like they had when they were slaves in Egypt. Amazing how you can look back on slavery and it can seem appealing how distorted the heart calms and the people are murmuring and Moses is weary of all of this and God is in numbers chapter 11 going to pour out his spirit not only on Moses but upon 70 other elders and this is the story we pick up reading in Numbers chapter 11 verse 16 Numbers 11 verse 16 and the Lord said to Moses, gather for me 70 men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them and bring them to the tent of meeting. 11 take their stand there with you and I'll come down and talk with you there, and I'll take some of the spirit that is on you and put on them and they shall bear the burden of the people with you so that you may not bear it yourself alone and say to the people, consecrate yourselves for tomorrow and you shall eat meat for you have wept in the hearing of the Lord and then jump up verse 24 so Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord, and he gathered 70 men of the elders of the people and place them around the tent. This is the portable kind of tabernacle, the tent of meeting the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the 70 elders as soon as the spirit rested on them, they prophesied that they do not continue doing now two men remained in the camp, one named Al dad and the other named made that in the spirit rested on them. They were among those registered but they'd not gone out to the tent and so they prophesied in the camp.

So these are two men that had been appointed as elders and were supposed to go to the tent of meeting. This portable tabernacle, but they didn't.

They stayed in the camp and nonetheless the spirit had come upon them and their prophesying now just in the midst of the camp. Verse 27, and a young man ran and told Moses to tell dad and my dad are prophesying in the camp and Joshua the son of nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth said my Lord Moses, stop them, but Moses said to him, are you jealous for my sake.

With all the Lord's people were prophets that the Lord would put his spirit on them, and Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp. I'm the youngest of three boys, and it is been told me numerous times that when I arrived home as a newborn, fresh from the hospital. My middle brother Mark would've been two years old at the time. Upon seeing me said, why did we have to get him and that it has been pointed out that has been been trying to figure that out ever ever sense two years old why we have to get him and there's a lot in that little toddler's statement, because by the time he was to he'd already figured out this world that in this world there is limited time limited resources and limited attention that you can receive that the parents have limited time and resources and now 1/3 thing has come into the house that is likely to consume some of that scarce resource of parental time, affection, and not to mention toys that will be played with and other things. Why did we have to get him see he had figured out that in this world that had been because things are scarce, that if you get something special for yourself then you need to not only hold onto it, but you need to leverage it so that you can make something out of it.

What I'm saying is what we've learned is if you have some special skill then don't tell everybody else how to do it but leverage that to make income because you can do something that other people can't sue. It's like saying the magician doesn't give his secrets away because you want.

If you have something special and magical about who you are, then you can certainly leverage that whatever you do don't share.

So, here we come into this moment and Moses his life where Moses has been the man a Moses is the man of faith and power in wonderworking miracles and the man who meets with God. The man upon whom God's spirit rests and we come to this scene, in which Moses is so tired and weary from all these complaints from all the people. The Lord says I will give you wonderful gift I will pour out my Holy Spirit upon 70 elders as well. And they're going to experience my presence. And so it happens that they are experiencing God in ways similar to the way that Moses had experienced God, but Joshua comes running and he assumes that when Moses hears about this that other people are prophesying that Moses will tell them that they have to silence they have to stop all of this. How shop Joshua must've been at Moses his response.

He said you jealous for my sake. Is that what that all of the Lord's people prophesied and that he put his spirit upon them all.

In other words the light. Joshua was saying Moses, stop them. Aren't you afraid that if other people start experiencing the spirit that something is going to happen to your leadership. And as my mother said no I'm not worried about that, like Joshua, saying, but aren't you afraid that there going to try to take something from you know says I'm not worried about that site jobs and aren't you afraid they're not go prophesied as well is you that they might they might get some revelation that you hadn't had before and she worried about that mother know I'm not worried about that and goes until until finally you Joshua must break through to him that something extraordinary is going on here in Moses leadership that he not only is not threatened by the fact that other people are experiencing the anointing of God, but he is delighted that it's happening and wishes that every body would experience the same thing. I wish every body would be filled with the Holy Spirit to show you today.

First, sort of a more natural level just how is we think about this one moment and Moses leadership, how it points out some corrective thinking about how we view competition and how it is that we look upon others and look upon our life and we want to show you the sword in the natural. What a beautiful thing was going on in Moses heart. But then I want to show you what really is the heart of the matter what it is that Moses sees that Joshua didn't see and then finally and most importantly, I want to show you how all this points to Christ because the author of Hebrews chapter 2 refers to Moses this is Jesus is the superior Moses.

So everything you see in the life of Moses is foreshadowing something about Jesus. So we have some extraordinarily good news. Wonderful, powerful, good news that JAlan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series like something is holding you back if you lack an important scene that could change everything.

Is there someone you love hissing stock. Now what's missing blessing. All can override you can learn how to embrace a blessing to Pastor Ehrenreich's new book, which became an enzyme number one best seller after its recent until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries. Once singeing I thank you for your donation. Make your gift today discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today we will singeing again special offer.

We are happy to send this to you as our banks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor out and work today's teaching now continues once again is the first think about this with me and this is a little bit more in the natural sense of things. Just what's going on in the character of Moses and how this is so important also for us, just some simple principles here, but did first is the site Moses was a profoundly secure human being he had experienced so much of God.

He had been with God. So many wonderful things that happen with him. He had spoken the word of the Lord so many times that that sense of inward wealth transcended any notion of competition with these elders when you have enough inward wealth, then things that might bother somebody else.

Don't bother you always chuckle the story heard years ago of an older guy was in big luxury car thing and he was slowly trying to begin the turn into the last remaining parking place in the shopping center and as he is trying to pull in some youngster in a compact car just darted in and stole the parking place, and the young guy gets out and looked at the old man. He said sorry you gotta be young and quick to do that pops without blinking an eye. The older guy just kept on pulling into the parking place with his big old luxury car and he just kept pulling in until he mushed that compact car and shoved it up over the median and out of the way and the old man got out of the car and dusted himself off and winked at the boy and said and you gotta be old and rich to do that sunny if you got enough you can do some things that other people can't do. Moses was not operating out of a sense of inward lack like I have got to be the special one because he had such a deep inward security. The idea here is that because Moses had so much of an encounter with God.

It didn't threaten him that somebody else did win and was my wife's little girl. This is one of the famous stories it's told I may not get every detail. This right but believe that the family was in the car and nose driving but there was there was a policeman.

It pulled them over and there was a traffic citation and as the policeman laughed and everybody has that frustrated feeling of boy got a ticket and after a little while and just piped up little girl and she said well I'm not inviting him to my birthday party. The reason that story is so funny is because it would've been hard to explain to little and that he doesn't want to come to your birthday party.

It is sort of like if you're going to give a dinner party and you're thinking about who to invite me just go ahead and let you know that the president United States. If you don't invite him. His feelings are not going to be hurt because he's already invited to so many parties that he can't go to them. So he's going to be okay if you don't invite him. He's not going to get all upset when I was just out of college I did two years of of youth ministry and the hardest part in the youth minister's job is really the summer time when you take all these trips when you are responsible for a group of young humans and you need to bring them back safely to their parents and in the midst of it. Make sure that they have a wonderful encounter with Jesus and you plan all of this and you take the trip and the bus breaks down and the sun beats on you and your your your so on. With all of this and at first summer of youth, instruct all those trips and we got to August and I'm just worn out with it all in 1/7 grade girl came to me and she said you are so lucky I can't stand you your so lucky. I said I am yeah you get to go on all the trips see if somebody had said to me Alan were not will let you go on the fourth of the five trips it wouldn't hurt my feelings already had plenty of trips I didn't hurt Moses feelings that somebody else was encountering God. These two deep we secure and inwardly wealthy or something like that to bother him. He had been used by God to raise his staff and watch a red part was he going to be threatened. This somebody else gets a little taste of prophecy. So inward wealth transcends spirit of competition secondly is talking of and in the natural here that wisdom transforms competition.

The wise person doesn't make enemies out of people that are supposed to be on your same team. These are the people that Moses had appointed these are the people he got going to help Moses things the people that he wanted to be alive in the in the power and the unction of God. They were me. There's a natural competition that emerges between fathers and sons.

It manifested itself in my little boy always wanted to wrestle. So we get down onto the carpet just wrestle and or something is good in that father and son just wrestle a course father.

I could have it any moment crushed the little toddler but the father doesn't crush the toddler is just letting the toddler press against the father and like you all make you stronger by being order press against me a little bit so there's something that is sort of natural about that, but occasionally when a father misunderstands this and starts thinking that the child is the opponent that something terrible happened. I was down one of our outreach events on a Saturday afternoon a few years ago at the Bethesda center for homeless and we had a tent set up, you could come over and receive prayer and during the bit of time that I was there a man named Jimmy came over and I got the opportunity to talk to him is a sweet man and he told me not only that he needed prayer, but he told me his story.

Jimmy had been a machinist, even an expert welder and things have gone horribly wrong for him and I was homeless. What happened said, well, my father was a kind man and never told me he was proud of me never told me he loved me was always competing against me is that the competition was always to see who was making more money.

So my father always wanted to compare how much he was make and how much I was making a set of course it was hard to make as much when I was young, but then I really got good welding I was making a lot of money is that for a period of time I was beating him said, but then he got a promotion and he was making more money than I was and he started belittling me about this and he started riding me all the time about it and I I would. I did know how to make any more money and so finally I just sold drugs and I was incarcerated because of this, and ever since I've been out. I'm not to get on my feet and therefore he was homeless.

How confused of a dad is that things teaching on Moses his blessing your life great vision for your rights, free grace and encouragement.

It's free pastor got away like something is holding you back if you can important see what could change everything. Is there someone you love hissing stock.

Now what's missing blessing can override you can learn how to embrace your Pastor Alan writes new book, which became an Amazon number one best seller after its recent until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries once to send you the I thank you for your demos make your gift today discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today.

We will send you a special offer.

We are happy to send this to you as our banks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor at work or take away here with Moses Wishon in the story here were putting the bookmark. This person you know when we see that kind of sad competition. Father and son are just missing the whole essence of what love and fatherhood really is all about, because you want the best for someone else when you really love them. And so when when Joshua comes a Moses is other people prophesied in inputs like are you jealous for my psyche said I wish I would say this is one of those moments of leadership that is just so profound because 012. You come that point where your your so secure that you're not threatened by somebody else's giftedness you not really come to that deep place of security in Christ and this is wisdom and it changes the way that you think about life and change the way you think about competition. It it is a beautiful picture and I think that Joshua learned something that day and the goals of Moses were being fulfilled. So he was glad about that and all of this.

Ultimately, Daniel prefigures Christ. He's the greatest leader in human history.

And he was the one who actually said you'll do great things I've done so, the nature of God is that his glory is not diminished when his children flow in his own power and mercy. Instead it enhances his glory and and something personal. If you only caught part of today's teaching. Not only can you listen again why also get a daily email devotional matches today's teaching delivered right to your email inbox free. Find out more about these and other that's pastor Today's good news message is a listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries

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