Turn in your Bibles with me to the book of Numbers.
Numbers chapter eleven.
This morning we want to talk about something that's very,
very important among the body of Christ. And it's very, very
important for those who will lead God's people.
In Numbers chapter eleven we find Moses in a predicament.
The children of Israel are longing for their own life.
Hallelujah. They're remembering (glory to God) those things
that were in Egypt that tickled and pleased their flesh.
They cried unto Moses and they exclaimed that, "We are
tired. We are tired of this manna that has fallen from heaven.
Give us meat to eat. We remember the days when we were
back in Egypt when we used to eat of the garlic and the
onions (glory to God) freely. We remember when we were
able (glory to God) to tickle our flesh whenever we wanted
Moses began to get upset, because the people were so great in
number. So Moses gave God a plan. In chapter eleven and
verse sixteen, it said,
16. 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.
17. And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will
take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon
them; and they shall bear them burden of the people (Let me
say that again. They shall what? Bear the burden of the
people) with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
In verse twenty-four, it said,
24. And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the
Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the
people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25. 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.
Let us pray.
Most holy and gracious heavenly Father, we have come into
this house to exclaim and proclaim that Jesus is Lord to the
glory of God, the Father. We didn't come for no form or
fashion, Lord God. But we came to lift up the Name of Jesus.
Father, I thank You for the Anointing that removes burdens
and destroys yokes. Hide Your servant behind the cross, God,
that Your people would see You and not me. Father, as I
decrease, I ask that You would increase. And let the words of
my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in
Thy sight, oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Now Satan, we command you to be bound. We command
you to loose your hold on God's people. In Jesus holy and
blessed Name. Amen.
It is totally Biblical for there to be an impartation of one
person's spirit to another person's spirit. God planned...
Glory to God. He placed Moses' spirit upon the seventy
elders. Why? To bear the burden of the people.
God could have easily (glory to God) placed another
anointing. God could easily have place another spirit. But
that's what's wrong with the body of Christ today.
Everybody's got their own spirit. Everybody's got their own
agenda. Everybody's got their own vision. Oh, I feel the
Glory of God all over me today.
He said, "I'm not going to give them another spirit, because
it'll only cause confusion." He said, "I'm not going to give
them another spirit." I feel the Holy Ghost all over me today.
"Because it's only going to cause contention. I'm not going
to give them another spirit, because it's going to cause
warfare among the people. They won't know who to follow."
In the body of Christ today, there's a problem. Everybody's
got their own spirit. Oh, you don't hear me today.
Everybody's got their own agenda. Everybody's got their
own special talent. Everybody's got their own special gift.
This is the word He gave me today. Get in the line with the
spirit of your pastor.
He said, "Find seventy." I feel the Holy Ghost all over me.
He said, "Find seventy of the elders whom you know that be
the elders of the people." He didn't say, "Just find anybody."
He said, "Find the ones that you know." You don't hear me
today. He didn't say, "Go get Joe Blow."
He said, "Find the ones that you know that have the strength
that I've given to you, that have the mentality that I've given
to you, that have the tenacity and the intensity that I have
given unto you."
He could have easily given them another spirit. Somebody's
getting a revelation here. Oh, hallelujah. But he gave them
the spirit of their pastor. Give God a handclap of praise in
this place today.
So they did what the Lord told them to do. But how many of
you know just because people receive your spirit, it doesn't
mean they're going to follow instructions? Oh, you don't
hear me today. In verse twenty-six, it said,
26. But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name
of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the
spirit rested upon them...
Now wait a minute. They got the same spirit that Moses had.
It rested upon them.
26. ...and they were of them that were written, but went not
out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
Wait a minute. If I step on your toes, let me step on them a
little bit harder. They had their own agenda, didn't they?
God gave them specific instructions. Excuse me. But they
had their own plan in mind. God said, "Don't prophesy
within the camp." He said, "Go outside the camp." Oh, you
don't hear me today. They had in their mind the way they
thought it should go. They had in their mind the way they
wanted to do it.
Let me tell you something. I've been in this ministry for
twelve years, and I've only been pastoring a couple of them.
Some people got the notion that all they can do is get that
anointing overnight, and you got it. Baby, you ain't got it yet.
Know all about the Spirit. You don't know nothing about the
Spirit. All you know is that you got your own agenda.
It's a hard word, but it's a true word. Get in line with the
vision. Don't have me come and looking for you. You come
looking for me.
He anointed seventy. But let me tell you what else happened.
Look in verse twenty-seven.
27. And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said,
Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
28. And Joshua the son of Nun, (in verse twenty-eight) the
servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said,
My lord Moses, forbid them.
He expected Moses to jump out at them. But Moses
recognized the spirit that was in them. Oh, you don't hear me
today. He said (glory to God),
29. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake?
Wait a minute. "You're coming to tell me, but you don't have
the right spirit." It's tight, but it's right. "You're coming to
tell me, but I'm not upset about it. You're upset about it."
Joshua said, "Lord, forbid them."
Moses said, "Wait a minute. You don't have to be jealous for
my sake. Because everybody that gets your spirit is not going
to follow instructions."
Oh, let me say that again. Everybody that gets your spirit ,
everybody that gets your spirit, everybody, Prophetess
Deanna, that gets your spirit, everybody, Minister Gaul, that
get's your spirit is not going to follow instructions. They're
going to do it the way they want to do it.
Moses was a man of much wisdom. He understood that of all
that the Lord had called to come, to get anointed with his
spirit, he did the math, sixty eight out of seventy ain't bad.
Listen to me. When you see me around here loving on folks,
I love on them right where they are. I know how they are.
But I'm in my prayer closet to change how they are. See, the
problem comes when pastors begin to get upset, and that flesh
gets to rising. And even though you chose seventy, only
sixty-eight were mature enough to do what they were
supposed to do.
But if he went out and he lashed out at them, Elder Tucker,
then it would have caused more warfare than was already
When you're in a place of authority, you've got to learn how
to use wisdom. You want to know why people leave churches
hurt? Because most of the time the pastor didn't act in
wisdom. The Bible says the sheep will grow up with the
goats. They'll be all together. And every now and then a
goat will turn into a sheep.
He chose seventy. And out of the seventy, two of them were
In Second Kings chapter two... Will you go there with me?
Second Kings chapter two and verse nine. It says,
9. And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be
taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a
double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless,
if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto
thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
The reason he said that was this: if you were able to see me
when I go up, that meant that you were in a place of maturity.
Let me say that again. If you were able to see me when I
went up, that went that you were mature enough to get a
double... Oh, you don't hear me today. ...to get a double
portion of my spirit. But if you're not mature enough, you
won't be able to see me.
That's why he said, "You asked a hard thing." Do you know
what place he had to be in order to get a double portion of
Elijah's spirit? He had to know the spirit in and out. He had
to hear from God every single moment of the day. There was
no time for his flesh. There was no time to tickle his flesh
because he had to do double the miracles that Elijah did. He
didn't have time for foolishness.
Don't ask for a double portion of nothing, unless you know
what your asking for. Many people have asked for a double
portion of many women of God's spirit, and they had no idea
of what they'd been through. And as soon as the storm
started raging in their life a little bit, as soon as the cloud
forms, and the rain ain't even fell yet, they start hollering and
screaming and crying and kicking. But they want a double
portion. Who am I to in this house today?
He wanted a double portion of Elijah's spirit. But he had to
be mature enough to receive it. Some of us just want our
ministry, but you're not mature enough to get it yet. And you
don't want to follow Elijah until that day. Let me say that
again. You don't want to follow Elijah until that day. Let me
say it one more time. I don't think you got it yet. You don't
want to follow Elijah until that day.
He didn't go before Elijah. He came after Elijah. That is so
awesome. He already had the mantle. Because in the first
part of it, the Bible said that when Elijah passed by Elisha
when he was out with the oxen doing what he was doing, the
Bible said Elijah passed, cast his mantle on him.
Wait a minute. "I got the mantle." But you ain't got the
spirit. You got to have the spirit to go along with the mantle.
They worked together. If you don't have the spirit, you wind
up going out there being reckless, because you don't know
what operates in the mantle.
Putting a spirit from one anointed vessel to another is
Biblical. Go with me to Luke chapter one. In Luke chapter
one, verse twelve, it said,
12. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear
fell upon him.
13. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zhacharias: for thy
prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son,
and thou shalt call his name John.
14. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall
rejoice at his birth.
15. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall
drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with
the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
16. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the
Lord their God.
Wait a minute. Look at verse seventeen.
17. And he shall go before him in the (what?) spirit and
power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a
people prepared for the Lord.
He proclaimed the birth of John the Baptist. But John the
Baptist would come with the spirit of Elijah. The spirit of
Elijah was being birthed back into the earth in John the
But how many of you know what Elijah went through? I'm
fixing to give somebody a revelation. The Bible said that
Elijah ran from who? Jezebel. Jezebel caused him much,
much turmoil. Jezebel put fear in the man of God's heart.
Jezebel was controlling, conniving, and she was even a
murderer. You don't hear me yet.
The spirit of Jezebel has come into the church today. Jezebel
wants to pretend like she's under submission. But all she's
after is control. When we talk about Jezebel, most of the time
(glory to God) we think about a woman. But Jezebel spirit is
a "it" spirit. It can jump in a man, and it can jump in a
Jezebel ain't the caked up lipstick on somebody's mouth.
Jezebel ain't the short skirt that somebody's wearing. Jezebel
is a spirit sent to take out the man of God.
When we think about Jezebel, we can't help but to think about
Ahab, her husband. Let me tell you about him. Ahab was a
hen pecked husband. His wife had all of the control over
everything. And he couldn't do nothing except he checked
with his wife first.
But yet and still, he was the king. Oh, you don't hear me
today. His wife wore the pants that he was supposed to be
wearing. But since Ahab couldn't get control in his own
house, Ahab undermined every woman that's in authority
outside of his house. Ahab has a problem with every woman
that's over him.
In the body of Christ, they can't stand for a woman to be over
them. Why? Because they have an Ahab spirit. And at
home, they won't want to try to control nothing. The woman
has control in the house. And when she says, "Jump," Ahab
says, "How high?" He's intimidated by her. Oh, I feel the
Holy Ghost today. If you got a Jezebel, you got to have an
Ahab running around somewhere.
I remember a time, old times, when the woman would take
care of the stuff at the house, and the man, he would go off to
work. But even though she was there at the house, when that
husband came home, it was all about him. You don't hear me
today. When that man came home, all she wanted to know
was, "How was your day? How was it going on your job?"
You don't hear me yet. She understood the order of the
house, "God, my husband, then me, then my children."
Now it's the wife. It's the children. My, God, maybe God
might get in there somewhere. And Lord forbid the husband
should have any control at all. It's a Jezebel and Ahab spirit.
And it's in the body of Christ.
So there was a Jezebel that tormented Elijah. There would
also be a Jezebel that would torment John the Baptist. Do you
hear what I'm saying? If the spirit of Elijah came back into
the earth, then the spirit of Jezebel came back into the earth,
because Satan wanted to do something to counteract what
God was doing.
In the book of Mark (go there with me) chapter six... This is
what He gave me today. In Mark chapter six, looking at verse
seventeen, when they heard about Jesus, they thought that He
was John the Baptist coming back from the dead. But let me
tell you this little story in verse seventeen. It said,
17. For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John,
and bound him in prison for Herodias' (Jezebel, for Jezebel's)
sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
18. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to
have thy brother's wife.
He sounds like Elijah, telling people about sin, doesn't he?
19. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would
have killed him; (Herodias was Herod's wife) but she could
20. For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man
and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he
did many things, and heard him gladly.
21. And when a convenient (or a strategic) day was come,
that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high
captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
22. And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and
danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the
king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt,
and I will give it thee.
23. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me,
I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
24. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall
I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
When we look at Jezebel, Herodias was her twin sister. She
came with the same spirit that Jezebel had. Jezebel told Elijah
that, "I'm going to take you out." And when we look at what
Herodias did, she took out John the Baptist.
If you are going to get an Elijah anointing, you better look out
for Jezebel. Let me say it again. If you are going to get an
Elijah anointing, you better look out for Jezebel, because
she's on her way, or it's on it's way to take you out.
There are many women that carry that Elijah anointing also.
You better look out for Jezebel, because she's coming after
you too. She don't discriminate. She's bisexual.
Listen. God has called people to this ministry, to get this
Elijah anointing. But when you get it, you better keep your
eyes open, because Jezebel is after you. Jezebel wants to
destroy you. Jezebel wants your head on a silver platter.
When you look at Baptist churches a lot of times... And I
don't want to say Baptist, but traditional churches, it seems
like they flourish with people. Because what you do behind
closed doors, can't nobody see it no way.
You want to know why prophetic ministries grow so slowly?
Because everybody don't want somebody in their business.
There's a difference.
In Columbus, Georgia, there are ministries here that have a
counterfeit Elijah ministry. Up front they'll minister to you,
but in the back they'll burn candles against you. Oh, it's
tight, but it's right.
But in a real Elijah anointed ministry, everybody eventually is
going to be able to see something. And if you're truly
seeking the Lord, ain't nothing's going to be able to be hid.
You don't hear me today. God will give somebody a dream
about it. Oh, you don't hear me. You can't tell the people to
do right, and you ain't trying to do right.
The seventy... I feel Jesus in this house today. They had
Moses' spirit. In these last days, you'll see Jezebel all over
the place. But there was a man of God in Second Kings nine.
And his name was Jehu. If you're going to carry the Elijah
anointing, you'd better have a Jehu somewhere.
In chapter nine, verse twenty-one, through verse twenty-six, it
21. And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made
read. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah
went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu,
and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.
22. And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said,
Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as
the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are
23. And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to
Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.
24. And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote
Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his
heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.
25. Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast
him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for
remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab
his father, the Lord laid this burden upon him;
26. Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the
blood of his sons, saith the Lord; and I will requite thee in this
plat, saith the Lord. Now therefore take and cast him into the
plat of ground, according to the word of the Lord.
Jezebel has soldiers that want to make peace with you. They
want you to close your eyes to what's really going on.
In verse thirty-one through verse thirty-three, it said,
31. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri
peace, who slew his master?
32. And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is
on my side?, Who? And there looked out to him two of three
33. And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down:
and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the
horses: and he trode her under foot.
34. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said,
Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is
35. And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her
than the skull, and the feet ,and the palms of her hands.
36. Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said,
This is the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servant
Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the field in the portion of
Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:
37. And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face
of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say,
This is Jezebel.
If you are going to carry this Elijah anointing, then you better
have a Jehu around you. Jehu had no fear about Jezebel. You
see, I'm not the type of person (glory to God) that's got to
have somebody to help me, because I'm the type of person
that'll do it all by myself if I have to.
So being that type of person, I not only want God to give me
that Elijah anointing; I wanted God to give me that Jehu
anointing, so that when Jezebel comes in the place, I don't get
fearful and turn tail, and run away. I can (glory to God)
trample her under feet myself.
This is what I'm trying to explain to you. There are words
that are preached from a pulpit, and they're like a puzzle.
And as you get the pieces of the puzzle, you begin to put the
But sometimes we get a little itch, and we want to do the thing
before the puzzle is complete. Get all the pieces first, and put
the puzzle together. And once you've put it together, then
you'll be mature enough to do the thing that God has called
you to do.
Give God a handclap of praise today.