Pentecost (01): The Glory of the Kingdom in All Nations
Pentecost: The Glory of the Kingdom in All Nations
Against Racism, Kinism and Segregationism
For Miscegenation, Mongrelism and Mixing the Races
Numbers 11:24–30 - So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. Also, he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and stationed them around the tent. 11:25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again. 11:26 But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (now they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp. 11:27 So a young man ran and told Moses and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 11:28 Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, “Moses, my lord, restrain them.” 11:29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!” 11:30 Then Moses returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel.
The Kingdom is not from “Our Kind“ - One reason we do not want to share the glory of the kingdom with others is our our pride and prejudice. Like young Joshua who would restrain/control the very Spirit of God if he could to only alight on Moses and his kind. Moses understood it.
The Kingdom is for all Ethnic Peoples/Nations - God has promised that all the nations will worship Him (Ps. 2, 22, 67, et al). Revelation 5:9–10 declares: “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more