Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again.
However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the Tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.
A young man ran and told Moses, ‚ÄúEldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.‚Äù
Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses‚Äô aide since youth, spoke up and said, ‚ÄúMoses, my lord, stop them!‚Äù
But Moses replied, ‚ÄúAre you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD‚Äôs people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!‚Äù
Eldad and Medad! What’s up?!! It doesn’t say why they didn’t go. Why did they stay in the camp? What grace of God was shown to them! Get all the elders and I’ll put My Spirit on them, oh, two elders didn’t come, well I’ll put My Spirit on them wherever they are, they are still elders.
a while back, two guys (Nadab and Abihu) burned unclean fire before the Lord and got cooked, now there are two guys that are not going before God like He asked and they get the Holy Spirit with free delivery!
Eldad and Medad!
buckle your seatbelts
Meydad, may-dawd¬¥; from 3032 in the sense of loving; affectionate; Medad, an Israelite:‚ÄîMedad.
3032. ?ô÷??ì÷??ì yadad, yaw-dad¬¥; a primitive root; properly, to handle (compare 3034), i.e. to throw, e.g. lots:‚Äîcast.
Eldad, el-dad¬¥; from 410 and 1730; God has loved; Eldad, an Israelite:‚ÄîEldad.
so you are telling me, that there are two guys named “God has loved” and “loving and affectionate handling” and God poured His Spirit on them!
doesn’t this just totally show God’s character?! I desire MERCY and not SACRIFICE, says God. He’s not concerned about where YOU are! He can come and meet you even when you’re amongst the common folk in the camp. I’m sure there is a whole lot more to unpack here, but I’m out of time!