Eldad and Medad were invited to Moses’ leadership meeting, but for some reason, they couldn’t make it (Num 11:26).
Where were they?
Were they in their tents…visiting family…held up in the camp somewhere, attending a crisis?
The Bible doesn’t tell us.
What we do know, is this:
The same Spirit who was moving in Moses’ meeting, fell—simultaneously—upon those who couldn’t make it to the venue.
“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 listed, but who had not gone out to the tabernacle; yet they prophesied in the camp.” (Numbers 11:26, NKJV)
Today, I believe the Lord is encouraging many: the Holy Spirit is with you! God’s power is in your room!
An Unusual Pentecost Celebration
This weekend, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday.
And here in Australia, we are still under COVID-19 restrictions, unable to meet in our churches. No matter what is happening for you right now, let your heart be lifted up in expectation.
Wherever you are, the Holy Spirit is coming to you in a fresh visitation.
Touched Through an Online Church Service
It was August 2018, and Malcolm and I were at home. Due to being unwell, we were participating in our church service online.
We sat in front of our TV, as our senior pastor preached from John 11, on “Jesus the Key of Resurrection”. 
As Pastor Russell closed his message and the worship band returned to the stage, he began to exhort us to no longer have a “surviving mindset”.
- He likened this, to looking at situations in our lives as though they are on life-support systems!
Suddenly, I had a flash back, to a long-forgotten vision from 16 years before.
Time was Running Out
2002. It was our first ministry appointment here in Australia.
This engagement was the reason—or so we thought at the time—that the Lord had called us here from New Zealand.
We had been Divinely led, sent and appointed.
It was the culmination of 15 years of service with this one organization.
But far from the flourishing we anticipated, the ministry in Australia was existing on borrowed funds.
We soon realized that our time was running out.
Later that year, I wrote a letter to our prayer supporters. In it, I shared a prophetic vision:
“I was standing in a hospital room, looking down at a figure on an operating table that I knew to represent [the ministry we served]. The figure was wired up to a machine that was an artificial life support system.
My husband was working hard as a “doctor”, to keep the ministry alive, while my attention was being drawn to the cord that connected it to the power supply. In my fatigue and frustration, I contemplated pulling that plug out.
But then, I saw a third Person in the room; it was the Lord! We had been so focused on the “figure” on the bed, we had failed to notice Him. At this time, Jesus stepped forward and declared, “I am the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were (Rom 4:17).”
18 months later, broken-hearted, we knew God was instructing us to resign from that ministry appointment.
It was time to start over.
God’s Power was in Our Room
Now, 16 years later, our pastor was exhorting us about seeing situations as being on “life support”.
He declared, “Jesus is coming in His resurrection power to bring life!”
God’s presence—already tangible in our living room—became stronger around me.
And then, Pastor Russell made a declaration of cutting off the life support cord.
It seemed the power of God, the Holy Spirit, rushed at me in full force.
In that moment an unseen cord was cut. I felt as though an “umbilical cord” was being severed.
The presence and power of the Holy Spirit was so strong, that I began crying and laughing simultaneously.
Afterwards, I said to Malcolm it was like a freight train hit me!
That day, we weren’t in our church gathering. We were at home, watching our service via YouTube, on the television.
I went straight to our computer and searched for “life support system” in our files. It came up with the prayer letter from 2002, describing the vision of our ministry being on a life-support system.
And one of the Scriptures I mentioned in that letter, was the very one Ps Russell had just preached on.
But that’s not all.
Just a few weeks earlier, my husband had received prayer at a conference, to have the cords of expectations and responsibility from that previous ministry cut off from him.
I had sincerely believed this didn’t apply to me.
But, God in His mercy revealed a problem, and set me free.
And we have experienced a permanent shift since then.
God’s Power is Not on Hold
If we have come to rely upon “being in the room” of a gathering for our healing, our deliverance and our impartation of the Holy Spirit, then by implication we are saying this:
“Opportunities to be where God’s power is being released are scarce right now.”
But this is not the case!
God’s power is not on hold.
The Holy Spirit is not limited to times, locations, or people.
He is visiting you in your room!
And as the wave of the Holy Spirit comes with a mighty force, he is washing away strongholds and disappointments of the past. He is coming with mighty acts of healing and deliverance.
God is coming with mercy, grace and power.
You are Chosen, Loved and Included
Remember Eldad and Medad—the elders who couldn’t make it to Moses’ meeting?
The Holy Spirit came upon them where they were, and regardless of whatever they were doing in that moment!
We read, “…they were among those listed”. 
You are on God’s list! You are chosen and included.
And the Holy Spirit is ministering to you in a fresh encounter.
The name Eldad means “God has loved” and Medad means “loved, affectionate”. 
You are His beloved!
God’s power is not on hold!
He is visiting you, wherever you are.
The Holy Spirit is coming to your room.
 We are at home with Planetshakers Church, Melbourne, Australia. Our senior pastors are Russell and Sam Evans.
 Listed. The word is kathab and means listed, written, recorded, enrolled. Strong’s H3789.
 Eldad and Medad: See Strong’s H419, H4312
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