Hour of Power with Bishop Elvin Thompson – Numbers 11 – (24 AUG)

Hour of Power with Bishop Elvin Thompson – Numbers 11 – (24 AUG)

[Music] praise the lord and god bless you welcome to the hour of power here at riverside apostolic church in the beautiful city of augusta georgia i’m bishop and thompson along with my lovely wife first lady valerie thompson and we are so glad that you joined us for another episode of the hour of power sit back and relax and amen just get focused on the word tonight praise be to god amen move all your distractions shut your phones down and off if you have to whatever you have to do so you’re not distracted for the next hour so you can really spend time focusing on the word of god and hearing what the spirit has to say uh to you tonight as always we are we ask that you make sure that you’ve got your bible in your hand so that you can follow along as we’re looking at scriptures you want to be able to read those scriptures see those scriptures um for yourself also it’s always a good practice to have something to take good notes with as you are in bible study so that you can go back and 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just know that we’re going to be in numbers chapter 11 tonight i’m going to be looking in numbers chapter 11 so you can get prepared for that on tonight also please remember to share the video out with your family and your friends across your social media platforms we want as many people as possible to join us for this rich word of god only tonight praise be to god amen parents continue to do the necessary things to keep your children safe i recognize that you’ve got to send your kids to school and not all schools are equal amen not all schools are implementing the same level of safety precautions for our children in fact we’ve just been just today we’ve heard one of our local young people has got to quarantine because they came in contact with someone in the classroom last week a man who had coped so another student not not ours but another student had and so the whole class had to be sent home to quarantine for the next 10 days and tell you and that impacts more than just the child and we certainly think about the health part portion of that immediately and pray and hope that the children are safe and then the next part of that is that now parents have got to think about what they’re going to do working parents especially a man child caring and things with their jobs and it i mean it becomes a snowball effect so um just make sure that you’re doing the uh what you need to we also heard from another state another state five minutes after we heard about this one today five minutes i mean literally five minutes i got another text to tell me to pray because another one of our young people in another state had just been sent home with their class because for the same reason they had come in contact with someone in their classroom who had tested positive for covet 19 um as well and so uh i i foresee this is going to this is going to continue and it’s going to even increase and there’s going to have to be some changes that’s going to be made going forward and so i hope that everyone is flexible and preparing themselves man because i don’t i don’t see any way that you know that is not going to continue because not everyone is going to mask mask up and you know the vaccine can help all of us keep from getting severely sick and things like that but the vaccine doesn’t keep you from getting coveted right and that’s one of the things people got to realize it doesn’t keep you from getting covered but it can help prevent you from getting uh deadly sick of covet at least but one of the things that we can do that will do wonders for us is if we can all just wear that mask amen if we are masked up and masked up and socially distant and practicing proper hygiene procedures that will go a long way to keeping us safe and i just hope that i just hope that we can agree on that to just try to uh stemming the tide of this this virus and again i would say the same thing if it was flu or any other type of disease that was highly contagious right any type of that a disease a virus that is highly contagious then there are certain uh practices that we can put in place that can help stimulate the tide and i hope that we would do that rather is covet or anything else because we want our children to be in school as possible and then we’ve got to think about the educators there at the school too who are putting themselves in harm’s way every day so that they can educate our um children and that’s it’s not an easy time to be an educator amen i’ll tell you but i think this this is a good time to be talking about to pay for educators amen because one of the things that comes to my mind immediately is how uh vastly underpaid educators are in these school systems and also other professions are getting a covet pay or a higher pay but our educators they’re not they’re not getting that and they’re there in those schools around children and you know children a man are not always the ones going to practice those uh uh hygiene principles that we tell them to do all the time they’re just children children are going to be children and those educators are there on the front line and i want to say thank you i just really want to say thank you to our educators and all those in the school system and in the school and i’m talking about the workers who are in the school coming in contact with children each and every day thank you thank you we certainly appreciate you and we are absolutely praying for you no matter what your position is if you’re a librarian if you are a city worker custodian work because oh god we don’t even give we don’t even give enough honor to custodian workers in schools and hospitals i mean these people uh are i mean they are really some heroes for what they do and how they do it every day and we don’t talk about them enough but to every custodian worker out there amen bus drivers everybody out there who are trying who’s trying to uh do your best to help our children to be able to get that education right in these tough times our hat goes off to you we want you to know we say thank you and we are absolutely praying for uh each and every one of you amen amen first lady i want uh i’m gonna let you say something and then pray and then i’m gonna come back and kind of introduce where we’re at a little bit and give it to you a little bit because i know it’s near and dear in your heart amen so let’s go for the lord and word of prayer if you will amen to come on and touch and agree with us first lady thompson leads us in prayer sweetheart amen let us pray your heavenly father we come before you all night giving you the praise lord giving you the glory giving you the honor lord we come acknowledging you in all our ways lord god for without you we’re nothing lord and with you we’re all that we can be and more hallelujah lord we just ask you the forgive of our sins lord hallelujah we humble ourselves and acknowledge that we fall short of your glory no matter our heart we try lord that their imperfection their flaws in and throughout us father god we ask you just to have mercy and be merciful unto us father god and just create us a clean heart of god renew our right spirit within us hallelujah sometimes we don’t act the way we should act hallelujah sometimes we don’t say the things that we should say lord and there are times we often we don’t think as we should think lord god but just renew that right spirit within us lord god be merciful unto us father god hallelujah blood out our sins blood and our iniquities we plead thee but do not block our name out of your book of life hallelujah hallelujah i know every eureka lord god make every crooked place straight within us father god in the name of jesus hallelujah so that we come before you lord we come before you with a clean heart hallelujah with clean hands hallelujah a pure mind hallelujah the right intentions lord god that you can have your freeway of lord god that you can have free course lord god hallelujah throughout us and us father god in the name of jesus we invite you into the hour power on tonight lord god we ask you to move in the mighty way lord god hallelujah in the name of jesus right now lord god let your word come with power let it come with might look good let your word come and just correct us in the air in the ways that we air lord god hallelujah let your word come and be that mirror that reflects so that we can see ourselves lord god not our neighbors lord out not our spouses not our loved ones but we say lord this is me lord god and that will rake in what you have to say on tonight lord god in the name of jesus and lord i pray for all leaders lord god throughout the csra lord god throughout i am lord god in the name of jesus throughout the world lord god those that are teaching and preaching your word lord god given that the divine knowledge and the wisdom that they need to lead your people or god in these challenging times that we just spoke about lord god before lord god the conditions are not the same lord god but you know all and you are wise in all your ways lord god hallelujah teach us how to lead teach us how to counsel teach us how to guide your people order our steps lord god only as you can father god hallelujah let us deny ourselves lord god that you would take the forefront lord god lord we praying for our students lord god we’re praying for our our educators and the staff lord god that’s the quarantine and those that come in and contact lord god and that are exposed and holy lord god protect them lord god be the hedge about them lord god and those who have been touched with the lord god be a healer hallelujah you are the lord that healeth hallelujah and you change not father god hallelujah lord you are worthy of all the praise lord god and we honor you lord god we praise you lord god help us to love as you do lord god help us to build each other up and encourage each other each other in these last and evil days lord god and we are careful to give you all the praise glory and honor in jesus name we pray jesus amen amen hallelujah thank you lord thank you jesus thank you jesus hallelujah hallelujah amen thank you so very much sweetheart and i certainly appreciate that prayer tonight we appreciate each one of you uh being here with us on tonight praise be to god amen what a mighty god we serve praise god amen well we have been studying we started some weeks ago studying we were in the book of philippians we were looking through the book of philippians and we were dealing with the apostle paul writing from his jail cell and writing to the church at philippi and just a man talking to them about how to serve together in the kingdom amen how to serve together talk talking to them about amen how do we as saints work together yes how do we work together to amen do the will of god on the earth and to move the kingdom of god forward how do we do that how do we work together so we’ve been looking at that really through all these uh lessons lately talking about just how we work and serve together and tonight we begin looking in the book of numbers so we begin because i know we won’t finish um also for those who have not been able to be here at us at riverside physically we will not be in the hour of power on friday nights for the next few weeks at least amen we are being the hour of power on tuesday night but not friday night we’ll be in prayer here we we have amen open back up prayer and we want to pray because we believe i believe as the pastor of this church that is praying time that that the church must amen um go back to praying amen i just we need the word and we’re going to be in the hour of power on tuesday night but friday nights we must pray i just believe that it’s absolutely important um that we do so that’s why we say when you come in at five o’clock on fridays come in praying come in ready to pray come in with your mind on god amen we we don’t want to come in talking and small talk all those other things because when we’re in perilous times yes we are in perilous times church we are in perilous times right now we are man i don’t care what no one tells you i believe amen with everything that is inside of me that is holy that we are in the beginning of sorrows we’re we’re beginning to feel so the sorrow yes that god’s word spoke about and and ladies and gentlemen i’m telling you right now i told the church at the beginning of the year and i echo it again today and i’m going to continue to see it until god tells me differently that if you’re not in the ark of safety if you’re not saved it’s time to get saved if you own the ark stay on the ark because i’m telling you right now amen there are clouds over here the storm may not be raging right now but i can start to hear the sound of thunder in the distance and we are in the beginning of sorrows this ain’t no time to get out of the ark of safety this is not a time to step outside the church outside the will of god it’s time to get in there and stay in and i hope someone comes across this lesson and hear me saying this and that they will get a sense of urgency and run come running to be saved the lesson tonight as we go into numbers first lady is something that i know in you and i in our time that we talking as we are spending time and word together and it’s always a very good time when you and i are just talking about the word and what god is showing you in the word what god is showing me in the word and it’s so it is so empowering it is so empowering amen to have a spouse who loves the word talks the word studies the word a man embraces the word of god and you know when you and i have been talking for the last couple days just about the lesson where we want to go and when we believe god has taken us then you shared with me uh recently uh in reference to the book of numbers here in the chapter 11 particularly and why won’t you try to introduce us to numbers a little bit and with god was kind of laying on you a little bit as we and then we’re going to come back and get into um the lesson tonight do you mind sharing a little bit i’ll share a little bit praising everybody as bishops say we always we’re always talking we’re always expounding on the word and as god you know imparts within each and every one of us that’s just something we we do one of the things that we do and uh so in my bible studying this time i’m going throughout the bible but i’m doing it old testament new testament you know the books are kind of mixed in and i was going through the numbers and i told you this one scripture just really grasping of course y’all know numbers one of the five books is a book written by moses that god gave him us dealing with the children of israel but it’s dealing with a time and it falls in line with actually what you’ve been talking about and what you’ve been teaching about serving god without breaking without my brain without complaining right and so chapter 11 actually deals with that a place where the children of israel was at another point when they were complaining when they were murmuring and and god was displeased right not only god but moses and i was sharing that even at the time we don’t realize that you know it’s a really a listen for this time because at that time with god this pleasure there was this instant judgment that came to the people of god and it’s for us to adhere to because even though there’s not instant judgment from god but there’s still judgment that comes from god you know when our consequences are you know when we’re in the wrong place with god when he’s displeased and when god was displeased that moses was displeased and i was sharing with him a lot of times when people see you and you’re in the spirit and you’re warning us and they’re like well bishop really bishop was bishop was on it tonight he was our bishop was really stern or he was you know i said but it’s god it’s god within him he is the voice piece for god and god speaks when he’s not happy with us as a people you know to get certain things in order and let us know if not that there will be consequences not instant like in the days of the children of israel because we’re on the grace and truth and a lot of times i think because we are are living under grace and truth that we feel that okay god is merciful and that there will not be consequences or they’ll be really lenient right because of that but they’re not leaning it god is just long-suffering because we know that god changes not right and that sins thinks it’s a nostril so chapter 11 in the book of numbers really just there’s something within me just really quick and inside of me dealing with god and dealing with him being that consuming fire because that’s how the chapter starts out with god being displeased and instantly on the outskirts of the camp there was a fire that took several people out and the people went to the same person they were monitoring about they went to moses and said we are not going to talk to god can you talk to god and ask god to quench this fire and because because of god where moses and his relationship with the lord the lord took heat and he quenched the fire and a lot of time we got to realize that the fire is questioned our lives and our circumstances not so much so much because of how good we are but because there’s a man and woman of god that are innocent on our behalf and god said okay i’m going to quench this fire i’m going to quench my anger i’m going to be merciful for the sake of my servant and so this was we’re dealing with we’re dealing with chapter 11 we’re dealing with the children in israel we’re dealing with the mixed multitude you know uh we’re dealing with a mixed multitude people that were just there that was of egypt and then when you study a lot of times the mixed multitudes started complaining and when they started complaining about egypt then the children of israel they followed suit so that’s why and the bible tells us just to come out from amongst them and be separate we got to be careful of the crowd that we have you know our inner circle those that have you know access to us because if not then they can really lead us straight and kind of kimble the anger of the lord amen wonderful i mean first lady thank you so very much for sharing that with us on tonight and sharing your heart and some of what god has been talking to you about in uh your quiet time with the lord and that god will speak to you such saints if you spend that quiet time with the lord in the word of god i promise you god will speak to you through that word and god will begin to unfold his will amen and he will begin to give clear direction to to you when you spend that time in that meditation in prayer and studying the word of god i’m so grateful to you uh for sharing that with us and saints as we look at numbers 11 and she’s now brought us into this particular chapter uh amen i want to bypass a few verses and i want to just move all the way down to verse 10. and i hope that you spend time uh in your personal bible study time reading the entirety of the chapter of the book of numbers chapter 11. we’re going to walk through several of several of the verses but imagine for the second time we won’t try to walk through all of them so we’re going to forego the first nine verses and jump right down into verse 10. and amen and i know from a theological uh standpoint it’s never good to jump right into the middle of the text but we want to start at the top but simply for the sake of time we’re going to start here in verse 10. if you turn in your bibles and look at verse 10 it does let’s start right there because she brought up some very interesting interesting points in numbers 11 uh numbers chapter 11 verse 10 uh the bible records these words for us then moses heard the people weep throughout their families every man in the door of his tent and the anger of the lord was kindled greatly moses also was displeased this is this is what first lady was just alluding to this verse that god became upset with the people complaining and it displeased the man of god moses as well and one of the things that we discover here in the text is that when god is displeased and upset the man of god is going to be displeased and upset see if you want to know some time of god upset check your manner guard out amen i don’t care what your church is amen if you’re up under if you’re listen if you’re up under a pastor who is a pastor after god’s own heart if that pastor is a pastor after god’s own heart when that man of god is displeased with the happenings among the people in that congregation ladies and gentlemen you can be guaranteed that god himself is also displeased you say well what if the pastor is out of order then you in the wrong church amen i mean it’s very simple it’s not that deep if you are up under a leader that you cannot trust and you can recognize that you can’t trust if that leader is where they ought to be in the lord making decisions according to the will of god then brothers and sisters beloved you’re in the wrong body you’re in the wrong church what you need to do is go get up under a leader who is a man a woman after god’s own heart because you need that kind of clarity you need to kind of clarity to know that when i see the man and woman of god spirit vexed i know that something is happening that is vexing god’s spirit because the man and woman of god cannot be happy when their god is displeased so you can’t lead god’s people come on zion up in here and be happy in the direction that the people are going if the god that you serve is not happy with the direction that they are going if god’s not happy with his sheep then the shepherd come on side up in here amen shouldn’t be happy with where the sheep is at uh come on zad up in here see you’ve got it and i know something we i know we quote the lord as my ship at the 23rd psalms first lady but make no mistake about it there are times when there are those who own the sheep and they hire shepherd to tend to sheep amen okay the shepherd is working on behalf of the of the owner god is the owner that’s it we are just the under shepherds make no mistake about it we’re just the under chef the other we work for god so that means that if the owner of the sheep are not is not pleased then the shepherd cannot be pleased come on zion up in here so so it is very important ladies and gentlemen you check this text out but the bible says that the anger of the lord was kind of greatly and moses was disbelief god and his manservant was on the same sheet of music a pastor has to be walking hand at hand with god amen i mean a man a pastor has to be in tune with god how are you going to lead you can’t lead the people huh you can’t rightly lead to people if you ain’t in tune with god see that’s why a pastor first lady pastor first you’ve got to be praying man you’ve got to have a prayer life i don’t know i mean i don’t understand people who who who who are in the position but have no prayer life for them their own i just i’m not here to hey man knock anyone but man if you don’t have a prayer life if you don’t study the word if you don’t love god’s word if you don’t love god’s word and if you don’t love spending time with god alone and personally amen with god if you don’t do that first lady i don’t i don’t know how in the world you gonna be in tune with god amen how are you gonna be amen in the will of god and how are you going to lead the people where god wants you to take the people to if you’re not hearing the voice of god speak to you my sheep know my voice he said my sheep see he distinguishes whose sheep they are god says my sheep know my voice huh they know my voice see the sheep belong to god this church belongs to god every church that is a church amen for real amen uh that church the pastors have to understand that we don’t own the people we don’t own folk amen the folk in that congregation are god’s people come yes he gave us to the church he gave us as a gift to the church oh y’all don’t want to hear me he gave the pastor as a gift to the church praise be to god to do what served them the pastor’s role is to be a servant the greatest servant in the congregation not to be served amen alone it’s okay if you want to be good to your pastor and you should do good things don’t don’t don’t get that twisted you should do good thing but the pastor must understand that we are not to send a man up in thrones in the church as though it’s all about us right come on up in here and forget that we are a gift to the body and that gift to the body has a job to do and that job is to serve the people we serve god by serving his people they are not our people they’re god’s people amen and our job is to make sure they know when god is pleased and when god is not excellent ain’t no good amen isn’t that good come on zion up in here amen sometimes that get lost first lady let’s let’s pick up in verse 11 for a moment let’s pick up at verse 11 for just a moment amen numbers chapter 11 verse 11. let’s keep reading y’all let’s study tonight and moses said unto the lord wherefore has thou afflicted thy servant and wherefore have i not found favor in thy sight that thou last the birth of all this people upon me stop moses what says i done for you to afflict me because you have laid the burden of the people upon me oh god my god amen moses says man i got the burden of these folk i’m down here with these folk man and it’s a burden these folk ain’t that listen these i know that your people god but they ain’t they they ain’t acting too saved right now they ain’t acting too sanctified they focus these folk are tough to deal with god you you i mean they’re your people pray god they’re your folk and your fault god or something tough and i want to know what did i do that that you had to put this burden on me amen because the reality is is that amen when you serve god and have to lead god’s people make no mistake about it people can become a burden because of just what they’re doing to moses as you have so uh clearly articulated first lady they i mean after all god had done and delivered them out of egypt god had given them manna by the time we get to verse 10 god had already given them manna to eat yes he fed them god was feeding them amen but these jokers became dissatisfied with what god was doing for and isn’t that like people today yes how easily we become dissatisfied with the goodness of the lord god they didn’t have to work for the food they wasn’t going hungry listen they had what they would listen they were naked i mean god took care of them so their clothes didn’t wear out come on their shoes didn’t wear out they didn’t have to go hungry he protected them praise be to god and yet out of all that god had done for them in delivering them out of egypt where they had been in bondage for hundreds of years you would have thought that amen after hundreds of years of bondage that amen you would be able to spend at least 10 20 years before you started complaining but no they were so dissatisfied with god that they began to complain about god they began to complain about the leader amen they begin to question moses leadership come on sign up in here and you would have thought hey man these people were just suffering bad the way they were complaining but they wasn’t it and i think sometimes we need to take a look at ourselves and ask ourselves hey man am i being am i am am i complaining and being dissatisfied when i should be rejoicing because what i should what most of the time we should be is grateful amen we we should be so very grateful i think about first lady and saints when i look back over our life and i and i know when you look back over your life and you look back amen generations and see where you have come to amen uh as opposed to where your family was at amen and look at what you came out of and how good god has been to you you would think that there will be no days that you are just complaining and miserable and questioning everything that god does but instead of that here you are dissatisfied with the goodness of the lord you you’re mad at god for being good to you you you mad at god for being and they had been they were now mad at god amen and not only mad at god they mad at the man of god and that tells me first lady that many times when folk get upset with the man of god you’re really mad at god oh y’all ain’t talking to me up in here many times amen when you get upset what the man the woman god is doing and telling you it ain’t them that you’re upset with it’s god but you rather take it out on them then tell god i’m angry come on sign up video because they were scared to talk to god because when all this stuff was going on they said you go talk to god you don’t talk to god on our behalf that’s how people are praise be to god many times first lady you are upset with god but you don’t want to say it’s god so you’re going to take it out on your leadership and and and moses man moses says has to endure this yes he’s got to endure this complaint he’s got to endure folk amen questioning how he’s leading and where he’s brought them to as though amen he’s done something on his own we were talking about this earlier first lady you remember amen god gave them a sign of when to move yes and when to stay denny he did what was that it was the cloud tell them about that it was the cloud it was about the cloud and the scripture tells us sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for a day sometime it was a couple of days and sometimes it was a week and sometimes with months and sometimes it were years so about their moving and wandering in the wilderness but the 40 years was not determined by most it was a turn back up and they knew they could dare not move until that cloud was lifted from the tabernacle come on first lady did you all hear that listen god gave them a sign of when it was time for them to move and when they had to stay put and that was that cloud as long as the cloud rested upon over them they could not move as you said first lady sometimes that cloud rested for a day and the next day the cloud began to move and that said that ilford has to move other times that cloud rested for weeks or months and even years at time but as long as that cloud remained right there they couldn’t in other words they couldn’t move to god move they couldn’t doing that bishop why we ain’t doing it bishop when we gonna do that bishop i thought why it’s taking so long we can’t move to god moves we can’t move until the cloud moves until god got into the anointing moves they understand and sometimes because you’re not the leader you don’t understand that but moses being the leader having received direction from god knowing that i can’t move without amen that cloud moving because if i move without that cloud i’m moving on my own and if i move on my own i’m bringing these people into a position amen where they are unprotected and on their own come on sign up and help i can’t take the people somewhere god is not taking them if god don’t take us if god don’t lead us we can’t go down come on zad up in here how are you gonna know what moses how you gonna know god gave me god said when the clouds move ladies and gentlemen there are times when i can feel the anointing sin it’s time to move to this place or it’s time for us just to do this right here and it may not make any sense to the body of christ come outside up here but there again you’re gonna have to trust the man of god that he is able to what see amen the sign and know when god is saying it’s time to move yes there were times when they had to just sit there and it wasn’t no amen on the calendar when they just said okay uh on the 6th of september we’re moving amen on uh august the 3rd we’re going to stay put no no it was whatever god said see that’s what you’re gonna understand that whenever god sees it whatever god says whenever god says and whatever god says that’s what we’ve got to take our direction from we cannot take our direction from amen uh the environment we can’t take our direction from amen uh the television we can’t take our direction ladies and gentlemen by what’s happening in the world we’ve got to hear from god we’ve got to know when god says something all and again this comes right back to this because i know that what many people would question is what if the leader is wrong huh if you’re up on the leader that you can’t trust no more than that you know you up under the wrong leadership come on zion i wouldn’t be up under a leader that i couldn’t trust because my soul is too important to play with i wouldn’t be i don’t care who it is bishop thompson or anybody else if i didn’t feel i can trust them come on up in here and and and you would think israel would have trusted moses because they have no reason not to i mean moses gave up everything to come down there he gave he gave up every and i want you to know many pastors and leaders give up everything to serve that church truly sold out they sold out there are many pastors who can go on and do some other great things in the world but they give up their dreams yes to follow god’s dream for them y’all they talking to me up in here they give up their dream to help you accomplish your dreams you know how many pastors are helping the saints accomplish their dreams while they put their dream on the back burner y’all talking to me up in here moses literally put his life away and said okay here i am god i’m here to be used by you we don’t think about it moses had a wife he had children come on the family but yet he was at the back and call of the children of the israel but you don’t no one even talk about what mrs moses must have felt like to hear her husband get talked about to see her husband get criticized right to hear people talking but they talking about killing moses they folk talked about killing moses because amen they didn’t like where god had them in and that’s something they made and it gets to the point where god what moses says to them moses said listen listen god why you don’t why you put this burden on me having to deal with these folks know it all do it their own way that’s how moses will feel it they want to tell me how to lead hello mo so moses moses said unto him love why why you don’t afflict the why have you afflicted me come on pick it up first lady in verse 12. he said have i conceived all these people have i forgotten them that they should say unto me carry them in like bosom as a nursing father buries a second child unto the land which thou square swears unto their fathers when should i have flesh to give unto all this people for they weep unto me saying give us flesh that we may eat moses said god now where am i supposed to feed all these people they got him all messed up my mother said that wasn’t where i’m supposed god what am i supposed to do these folks are complaining and crying about what you don’t give them to eat and they want some meat they ain’t happy with the manner they they they sick of the manner and they they crying out for some meat and god that’s six hundred thousand foot men that’s over six hundred thousand fitment that anyone count the rest of the people there are millions of people out here god and how i gonna be able to take care and satisfy what they are looking for also what am i supposed to do with your people god read first lady i am not able to bear all these people alone because it’s too heavy for me i’m not moses said i can’t bear this alone see that’s what i’m trying to tell you see this one in terms of serving see that’s why it’s important that everybody in the church understand their role in the church see you’ve got to understand where you fit in in the church and perform your role the way it needs to be performed because moses said i can’t do this alone and every pastor who’s a pastor and got a congregation a special congregation that is growing and thriving right that pastor has got to come to the point where they say to themself i can’t do this alone i can’t do everything that needs to be done in the church man come on a pastor is crazy to run around like a chicken with a head cut off trying to do everything i got you got to get that to open the church you got to then get there and play usher at the door couples add up video you got the plate you you you you got to be the custodian and go down and make sure the restrooms are clean and the floors are vacuumed then come on zad up in here hey man then you got to play deacon praise be to god amen hallelujah amen attend to the maintenance and everything else that’s going on and make all the calls for the church at the end you got to step up a man and get the microphone and be the be the quiet sometimes get on the keyboard and peter and be the musician so now you got to be the musician you got to be the choir you got to be the nurse you come outside you have to be the nurse you got to you got to you have to have the nursery you got to do at some point when you’re going to have time to get to the word when you’re going when you’re going to have time to spend time with god so you can feed the people see sometimes pastors spend so much time doing all this other stuff that they don’t spend time in that word or in prayer and then when they get up there they have nothing to say and there’s no power there’s no anointing come on sign up in here amen and and after a while that’s when pastors say i’m burnt out you’re burned out because you’re doing stuff you weren’t supposed to do that was stuff you’re supposed to give to other folks to do and come on zion up in here moses said i can’t do this by myself come on first lady and if thou deal us with me kill me i pray thee out of hand if i have found favor in thy sight and let me not see my righteousness he says what first lady and if thou deal us with me kill me i pray thee out of hand if i have found favor in thy sight let me not see my riches y’all know what moses is saying right there first lady but moses is telling god right there moses telling god god if what i’m saying right now if i’m in my flesh talking to you then god you punish me moses said what i’m saying to you right now god about these folks if it’s just my flesh talking then god i want you to go ahead and take care of me punish me right now a couple sign up video moses is telling god god you know i’m for real you know i’m right about what i’m saying he said you know i ain’t in the flesh you you every time somebody complain don’t mean that in the flesh all right come on side up and hear about sometimes amen with the complaint is valid there is a reason for the complaint praise be to god and moses ain’t talking to everybody else he’s talking to god him and god having this conversation so before somebody look at moses and say i can’t believe he’s talking moses talking to god who else he gonna talk to first lady if he can’t talk to god and tell god his heart if he can’t talk to god you because a pastor can’t go and tell everybody how you feel it the pastor can’t call everybody up and start talking to him about how i’m feeling about my church if you do praise me to god you for the cause of being a problem that pastor a pastor better learn real quick amen you can’t get on that phone call and brother pastor down the street and everybody else to talk about what’s going on in your church and saints i’m telling you that not only can the pastor not do that you can’t do that you can’t be get on that telephone and going to other places talking to other folks about a man your church in a negative light and complaining about where my church is and even the folk at my church doing listen if you got to talk about it tell god stop talking to everybody else learn to be silent learn to stop being a gossip a man and stop telling the business of the church a pastor has to know that i don’t want a man uh a man to be feeling a negativity about my congregation about the saints in this congregation yeah we’re not perfect we’re imperfect people praise be to god yes i get frustrated and yes i get tired but they still hours and at the end of the day i can’t go and tell everybody all the negativity that’s going on in my church if you’re going to talk about your church talk positively tell the good stuff that’s happening in your church tell about amen the great things god is doing tell about the souls that’s being saved tell about the lives that’s being transformed tell about deliverance that is happening tell the good thing you’ve got to learn to stop telling folks well i just told my friend well that was the wrong one because they had 10 more fries other than you and when you told them they told at least one of those other friends and they gonna tell at least one more of their friends so what you did was just tell at least five folk when you told one person do you understand that you can’t go talking all negative about your church and i don’t know who i’m talking to right now but i’m going to tell you right now if you have been talking to other folks about your church and it has not been positive you really need to repent and i’m not just talking about riverside whatever church you in if you have been telling other folk outside your church my god one thing is to talk to people in your church you shouldn’t be doing that amen but when it goes outside and you’re talking to people outside of that congregation now learn to talk to god and leave it there hallelujah amen [Music] glory oh glory moses said i would say god if i’m in my flesh then you go ahead and punish me if i’m in my flesh i’m having trouble hearing you mother said if if i’m in my flesh go ahead and tell me right now god because there are times when i am in my flesh and i tell god if i remember flesh god you just got to let me know and sometimes god said you are let let’s just tell the truth there are times when i go to god say god now if i’m in my flesh when i’m feeling right god say you are in your flesh huh yeah see now don’t tell god that if you don’t want the answer if you don’t want god to be honest with you then don’t talk to god talk to god because all god can do is give you truth because right god god cannot lie uh glory so god said god sometimes said yeah that’s that’s your flesh now get get it together but that time when god said no you write about it and when he tells me that i release it and now everybody know i’ll release it amen i’ll release it in on hold back praise be to god amen i’m going to tell you what god said whether you like it or not come on first ladies go to verse 16. we ain’t got 10 minutes and the lord said unto moses gather unto me 70 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 you know read on first lady 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 the burden of the people with thee that thou bear it not thyself alone moses told god i can’t do this by myself god say you don’t have to i say you don’t have to do it by yourself moses stop trying i love god man look at that even after moses said you know if i’m wrong punish me punish me the lord didn’t even address that god didn’t even address god just god just you know how moses knew that he was okay because god didn’t address that god just said okay lord moses and the lord said the next thing you read it and the lord said to moses gather me 70. you know what god said god said moses i know you’re right the human you’re mad and i’m mad too give me 70. god say moses you mad and i’m mad too go give me 70. get get get me 70. now watch this first lady and saints amen i think this is a good way for us to get rid of clothes tonight but watch this god says god says to moses he’s a moses he’s a go gather me 70 men of the elders of israel whom you know you know them to be elders watch god watch how god is confirming the leadership of moses god didn’t tell moses just go get me 70 men and i’m gonna pick the ones and you go get the ones i tell you god said go get me 70 that you know come on zan why because god knows something that he’s trying to teach us that a leader is a fool to put somebody in leadership up under them that they can’t trust you better put somebody with you that you can trust yourself god said most you go and get folks that you know don’t go get somebody you don’t know and put them in that leadership position i’m telling you right you want to have some more products watch what god tell mo god said moses you go and get 70 men whom you know them to be elders watch what you come on saying first of all amen the pastor act like he don’t want to make it see listen if i got to serve i’m going to serve a folk i can trust if i can’t trust you then i i can’t put you in position and if you’re in the position and i feel like i can’t trust you i’m going to remove you out of the position and every pastor ought to do the same thing because it’s not because you want to have a yes man see because i can trust you don’t mean i want you to agree with everything come on inside but because i can trust you i can trust that when you disagree with me come on i trust that when you do disagree with me it’s coming from the right place i i can trust you when you do disagree with me you’re not trying to help me accomplish what you what god told me to do you’re not trying to come against me you’re trying to help me to do what god has asked me to do and so you’re not trying to hurt me you’re trying to help me and the only way i’m going to know that is that if i can trust you but if i can’t trust you then i got the question when you disagree with me oh y’all y’all ain’t talking to me up in here god y’all ain’t talking to me up in here mo god said moses you get seventeen you go get 70 million couples whom you know to be elders of the people and officers over them and then watch what god say and then god says this to him first lady he says and bring them to the tabernacle of the congregation you bring them moses that they may stand there with you he says now most you go get the 70. you choose them you pull them out ones that you already know and you bring them to the congregation and when you bring them there that they can stand where with you not in front of you moses somebody may have missed that no no moses i’m not giving you 70 so they can get in front of you all right their job is to stand with you their job is to stand beside you people better understand you that’s why i don’t care what nobody tell you in this time and age we’re living in ladies and gentlemen you cannot overrule the authority of the of the pastoral leadership in the congregation god they put you over the pastor all right well i don’t know where we get this mindset that god put you over the pastor listen when you can no longer serve under a pastor and you can no longer be up under that pastor for whatever reason you feel it’s time for you to pack your bags and go because you can’t ever be the person in charge of the pastor you don’t have that right i don’t care what you tell me what what scripture you put out there is no biblical amen proof uh amen or support for saints deciding that they gonna take the congregation and be over the pastor no your job is to serve with the pastor god say you get them they’re gonna stand with you they’re gonna stand with you they’re gonna stand on what you’re teaching you don’t come to that church and teach something different you stand on what moses teaching oh y’all ain’t talking to me moses is a monotheistic one god preacher you don’t come and start preaching trinitarian doctrine come on zion up in here and talk about where i feel but don’t nobody care what you feel you was chosen to stand with moses not in front of moses some folks who got issues in a man with leadership and being led don’t like this kind of teacher because people have filled them with that poison that well whether the man of god ain’t wrong if god didn’t call you to be the man or woman of god sit down somewhere sit down somewhere go get yourself in order and pray for that leader and if you can’t pray for that leader leave that church and go find somewhere where you can but what you do not do because you will have god to a man come against you you don’t come against that pastor and if one pastor start talking against another pastor with the saints you don’t brought a man you don’t brought a curse on your congregation yes you can’t do that it’s out of order god says go get them that they may do well in verse 16 standing with you okay verse 17 first lady and god said i will come down and i’m going to talk with who come with me i’m going to come down i’m going to talk to them 70 that you bring with you moses i’m gonna come down no i need you to go get them so i can have a talk with them huh i’m talking to moses so who’s gonna talk to the 70. moses you better come over here first lady god said get the 70s so they can stand with you so i’m gonna talk to you and they’re gonna hear me talking to you but i ain’t gonna talk to them you’re gonna still have to turn around and give it to them y’all ain’t talking to me up in here you say but i can hear god it ain’t a matter can you hear god but you’re gonna have to take that direction from god amen divine order of the leadership on earth god has said divine order for leadership within his church and even though you may know something god said i’m going to give it to that pastor and that pastor still got to turn around and give it to you god said when i come down moses even though the seven is standing up with you but i’m gonna talk to who you’re talking about no i didn’t write that in your book god that’s your bible guys i’m gonna talk to you moses now that’s some folks say i see that god god got to talk to everybody no god said when it comes to the leadership of that congregation now when he’s talking about the leadership of your family then god gonna talk directly to you when it comes to the leadership of your family that’s right you the leader of that family god gonna talk to you but when it comes to the leadership of that church congregation god’s gonna talk to who he put there as the pastor that’s right and tell him now give it to my people because that’s been his order from the beginning speak to you i ain’t speaking to them huh i ain’t gonna speak to them if they were that great they just stopped the folks from complaining oh you ain’t talking to me in the congregate you’re elder ain’t you it’s who to say you weren’t talking with the folks against moses that you weren’t talking against god with the with the folk y’all supposed to be the elders in the congregation god said give me seven of these elders in the congregation come on zion up in here and god said i’m gonna talk to uh i’m gonna talk to moses not them man y’all better read this bible then god told him this i will take of the spirit moses i’m gonna take of the spirit that’s on you and i’m gonna put some of it on them yes so what spirit they gonna get well i got that spirit god said i’m gonna give you give them your spirit so the spirit they got is part of moses spirit you got the spirit of your leader moses all right i can tell amen more about a church’s about a church pastor when i see their members that’s why i talk to our members like i do because you don’t just reflect you you reflect me huh amen see folks aren’t able to tell that you’ve been with moses you’ve been up under paul come on with you they ain’t gonna bat a burden by themselves they ain’t gonna take over and run it in place of you he said but they gonna bear the burden other people with you so what does god say god says you pick out some that you know that they can stand with you i will come down and talk to you i will take some of the spirit that is on you and they will not bear the burden of the people without you come on zion up in here watch what god is saying god is setting order now church god has not forsaken the divine order of the congregation now i know folks say well what about the elders that’s supposed to be they are elders god show you right there he told moses give me seven eight people who are elders he said go get seven eight people and they’re gonna serve with you but there’s still got to be a point man that’s still got to be a leader yes now if you think that you can lead a man uh the house of god like a democracy you’re in trouble huh no when we come to this church praise be to god we take advice from the elders but then at the end of the day who god is gonna hold accountable is for who we put in that seat as that pastor yes huh that’s why you ought to be praying for your pastors you ought to do everything you can to make the pastor’s burden lighter and when that pastor chooses and selects you and put you in a position then you ought to understand that that’s an honor and that you ought to understand that they didn’t do that lightly and that if they put you in that position it’s because they believe they can trust you to do the job and they want you to do the job see i empower people to do the job i want you to do the job i don’t want you to do the job without having to second-guess yourself without questioning me and coming back to me every day about every do the job if i didn’t think you could do it i wouldn’t put you in any position come on zion up in here leaders if you put a person in the position then give them the authority and power to do what you put them in a position to do and support them doing that i’m gonna support you doing that because i’m gonna hold you accountable doing that just like god holds me accountable for how i serve and how i lead the people when i choose someone and put them in position then understand i’m gonna hold you accountable that don’t mean i’m mad at you because i tell you that you can’t serve maybe you ain’t doing the job and i can no longer trust you to get that done so i got to put somebody who can help build this burden all right i got to have some if you if you ain’t in that position of not doing your job and you hold in that position then what’s happening is part of the burden that i was supposed to give up has come back to me so now i’ve got that burden the leader now has that burden when you don’t function in the role that god has put you in then that burden has to fall on somebody else’s shoulders have y’all ever noticed that in your own job when somebody don’t do their job that it falls on the shoulders of everybody else that’s right the burden is going to have to be carried if you don’t carry your load somebody else have to but we’re on the battlefield you got to carry your own load that’s why we used to make people have to do rough marches with certain amounts on the back i need to know you can carry your load because if you don’t carry it we just can’t leave that equipment out here we got to pick up my yolo and our load and carry that low listen say don’t make somebody else have to carry your mode ain’t that good i think that’s a good way to end tonight say don’t let somebody else have to carry your load hallelujah now some of y’all are used to people micromanaging you well sign right here put an eye a dot on the eye cross that t right no how about this do the job do what you’ve been assigned to do and i found this first lady i’m closing if you do what you have been called and positioned and assigned to do you won’t have time to do somebody’s job you sure won’t have time to worry about it i can tell you right now i can tell you that i got too much to do that i don’t have time to do the usher’s job i don’t have i don’t have time to do the praise leader’s job i don’t have time to do all that i’ve got to do what god called me to do we call that stand in your lane oh glory amen saints of god when you stay in your lane god told the elders let’s make sure you understand your lane your lane is to help moses but i’m still talking to him that’s the man it’s called order all right we got the move hey man we’ve got the move we got the move we’ve got the move listen i’m telling y’all to go back and rehearse this lesson this is a powerful lesson we’re going to pick back up we’re not even i mean we’re in it but we’re in numbers chapter 11 and we’re going to pick back up to you tonight uh back here and we’re going to pick up in verse 18 we’re going to pick up in verse 18 on tuesday night but i’m telling you right now praise be to god amen god is talking about how we serve ladies and gentlemen i’m here to tell you right now amen we need to check ourselves god’s been good to us and yet do we not still complain huh i mean god give us calls man i man liz i remember being a young man riding a bicycle to school thinking about myself lord i can’t wait to get a call huh and when i got that raggedy car the the hood messed up and everything on there man you couldn’t tell me nothing huh oh it wasn’t fancy it wasn’t nothing that everybody else would run out and want to buy but it was mine and i was grateful and you got to learn to be grateful for whatever god gives you if you give your manna then eat the manna and be quiet in jesus name all right we got to get up out of here praise be to god amen may god bless you and keep you we’ll be back on tuesday night friday night we’re going to be in prayer listen let’s uh for our praise team members uh for those on the praise team for those who would like to be a part of the holy convocations praise team if you want to be on part of the praise team for holy convocation they are currently planning a rehearsal for saturday yes at 11 that time may change i don’t know i’m letting the other pastors work some stuff get back to me amen but currently that’s supposed to be a mandatory rehearsal amen for that first rehearsal it’s gonna be mandatory for anyone who wants to be on the praise team amen so that we can begin to get things uh in order praise be to god it’s not mandatory that all of our praise team be there but if you want to be there if you want to be on the praise team don’t come later talking about i want to be there praise be to god and don’t talk about nobody didn’t invite me right now i’m calling you to want be one of the seventy come on zanna i’m calling you to be one of the seventy if you wanna be one of them praise be to god because there’s gonna be an expectation for you if you’re gonna be on there and amen as i told some in meeting uh recently about the praise team for holy convocation what their job feels is to follow my direction to see where the lord is leading me and to bring the praise and worship where god is leading me in other words hey man i don’t want to come in just singing i want them to sing in tune with god has me taking the fellowship so we’re looking at that right here at riverside saturday 11 a.m currently uh more to follow if that should change we’ll put it out before saturday hey man okay ladies and gentlemen we’ve got to get up out of here tonight don’t forget if you like to come alongside of us as a paraplegic you can do so by giving through cash app or you can give through text to guild you can also now go to our website our website www.riverside apostolicchurchofagusta.com once again www.riverside apostolicchurch of augusta georgia.com if you go there and go to the bottom of our page you’ll see a donation link there and you can just click that donation to make it through paypal i think it’s out there now and you can make it through paypal so you’ve got multiple ways and always always if you would like to smell your amen offering in you can do so by mailing to riverside apostolic church 1649 sweet b gordon highway augusta georgia three zero nine zero six amen what a mighty time so we have been in numbers chapter 11. numbers 11 we really went through and we’re going to pick up with numbers 11 and 18 numbers chapter 11 verse 18 next tuesday we’re stopping right now in 1617 pick back up on verse 18 on next tuesday praise be to god amen well listen as we get ready to go remember here the riverside apostolic church we continue to say we are walking in the same spirit and we are walking in the same step we declare that there is one lord one faith and one baptism as we continue to walk in the same spirit of faith may god bless you and may heaven continue to smile down upon you in jesus name god bless you and good night [Music] you
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Hour of Power with Bishop Elvin Thompson - Numbers 11 - (24 AUG)

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