Portrait of Moses

During the fall and winter seasons I have gone outside into the cool and crisp night air to look into the vastness of space. No clouds can be found, the stars look like diamonds on black velvet and the full moon reflects the light of the sun that hides behind our planet.

The thoughts of the Psalmist come to mind and I think who am I and who are we that God is mindful of man? The stars, so beautiful in reality are infernos of fire with power and energy beyond our ability to comprehend. The Bible says God placed each one into the heavens with His own hand and that He knows each star by name.

Thousands of years ago a man stood before a mountain. He was watching the top of the mountain as a blazing inferno was filling the sky with fire and smoke.The man was Moses and the inferno before him was the awesome power of the presence of God displayed on the top of the mountain. The power of the stars in the heavens was brought down by the hand of God and placed on the mountaintop.

Then God took one small flame from HIS fire and touched a bush on the side of the mountain. This bush burned but was not consumed by the fire. The bush caught the eye of Moses as the fire danced within it drawing Moses closer so he could see what his mind could not believe.Moses came forth into the HOLY Light of Gods fire to be changed forever by the spiritual fire of the Holy Spirit.

After 40 years of herding sheep and goats in the desert Moses was ready to be used by God to shepherd Gods people. That day long ago before the Mountain of God, Moses was touched by the Holy Spirit with Spiritual fire and changed to become the first type of prophet that God ultimately promised would come to His people many centuries later with the promise of making them Blameless before a Holy God.

Almighty God has been preparing throughout the ages, a people in whom no sin can be found. A family of believers that God the Father will give as a love gift to His Son Jesus.

How awesome is the power of natural fire that God has created and given to us. Fire cleans, purifies and re-creates…that is its purpose as designed by God. But the power of Gods Spiritual Fire given as a gift by the Holy Spirit will purify you and guarantee you Eternal Life in Heaven.

Have you caught the fire? Not the physical fire but the Spiritual Fire of God given by the Holy Spirit? Do you stand far away from it because you know it will change and recreate you?

Are you holding on to this world with all your power and forgetting all the while that you are a citizen of Heaven, not earth. You know what God wants to do, to change you, but you fear the change because it comes at a cost? For Moses that change caused him to live in the wilderness for 40 years. There the Potter molded the clay until it was ready for use. Then the Holy Spirit touched him and changed his heart… and Moses began for the first time to really live, with purpose.

In Deuteronomy 34:10 God said in reference to Moses, “Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.” Moses is referred to in Acts 3:21-23 when the Apostle Paul quotes Deuteronomy 18:15, “The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me (Moses) from your brethren (Nation of Israel); to HIM (Messiah Jesus) you shall give heed to everything He says to you. And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet (Jesus) shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.”

(Without faith in Christ you will enter Hell not Heaven).

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