Moses had desired to do right, to help his people, but it turned wrong. Now he was far away in the wilderness shepherding a flock.
As a young person I desired to do good, to make a positive difference, the problem though was I needed help myself. I was messed up because of sin.
Moses had a lot to learn, and as a husband, Father, and Shepherd, God was preparing Him but what He really needed was supernatural transformation.
Suddenly far in the wilderness at the mount of Sinai, Moses had a divine encounter. An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of the bush. This, of course, got Moses attention and he came closer. God now spoke to Him and revealed Himself personally.
Moses had known of God but did not know Him personally.
In August 1995, the spirit of God took a hold of me and brought me to a revival meeting 15 miles from my home. I could not leave my seat when people were asked to come forward, I did and God touched me, and I was never the same again.
A desire to do good is not enough, one must have a transformative encounter with God to be changed and in order to be a change agent. Nothing we do for God will amount to anything unless it is done through God.
What the church needs is the baptism of 🔥, as Psalms 104:4 says, "he makes His Messengers winds, his ministers a flaming 🔥." Like Moses, we need to encounter God and be transformed so others can encounter God through us, ask God now to set you on fire, in Jesus Name.
God saves us and calls us. We were not just saved to escape Hell, we were saved to save others.
The Lord spoke to Moses in the burning bush and revealed His calling. We are called out of the world for a divine purpose. All we have been through has been preparation for such a time as this.
There are people oppressed crying out for deliverance, God is looking for people willing to answer His call to come to the rescue. What God has taken us through He enables us with His power to take others through.
Moses problem to God was the "who me," syndrome. He didn't feel qualified, he felt insignificant, He felt ill prepared. We need to understand whom God calls, He qualifies.
When we feel not able we just got to realize He is able. As Moses protested God said, "I will be with you." This is all that matters. Since God is with us, all things are possible. God would not call us if He knew we couldn't do it.
Worship is the key for it envokes God's presence. As long as we remain in worship God is at work.
It is not wrong to question God! God would rather us be honest with Him than not share how we feel. He understands our humanity and that because of our fallen state we have fear, doubt, and insecurities. He wants to answer our questions, He wants to reassure us our call and His ability to enable us to do His will.
The children of Israel were so far from the days of Joseph they didn’t even know God. Moses protested to God, “who am I to say you are? God replied, say I Am Who I Am, and I Am has sent me to you.”
The Egyptians had many gods, so who was this God. Moses was to reveal the one and only God, the I Am, Meaning He is it, the one true God, who proves Himself by His works.
God now instructs Moses on more of what He is to say. We got to remember we are God’s messengers. Our job is to just give His Message it is not our job to make people believe it. We are just the mailmen, to deliver it, and go. When people reject the message, we are not to take it personally, they are really rejecting God.
God prepares Moses by revealing the struggle that will go on between Pharoah and God’s word, that His mighty hand will first need to be revealed to Egypt before he lets the people of Israel go. Yet, eventually, Egypt will let them go with all kinds of gifts as well.
What we learn from Moses is as we answer the call, which is always much bigger than ourselves, it is okay to question God, in so doing He answers and prepares us, reminding us that we are just the vessel, and as we trust Him and simply follow orders, He will perform and do what He can do.