Numbers 11:16-17 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And 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.
God told Moses to gather 70 men. He told Moses that He would take of Moses’ spirit and put it on them so that they could help bear the burden of the people since Moses had already acknowledged that he could not bear the people alone.
Numbers 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
If from the early days of Moses ministry we see that he couldn’t bear the burden alone why is it that we do not take the time to consider that God’s work today requires that we train men to do the work. Discipleship
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
is just a repeat of what God told Moses to do. If you are to have a successful ministry and really reach and impact the world you will have to perfect the saints for the work of the ministry for the edification of the body or church.
Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Commit now to train men and women to carry the load with you so that we can more effectively reach the world with the gospel message.