The calling of God to Moses was great indeed and could only be accomplished by continued trust in the Lord God Almighty. Otherwise, if His faith was weak, then another person would have been used in the effort of freeing the Israelite people from the hands of the Egyptians. Just like our own callings from God, it is up to us to fulfill them or not. Now, with Moses, it was amazing to see how he started out and then ended his journey. However, to tell you what Moses did, let us first look at what happened in the beginning. More specifically, what happened when he entered the mountain of God. It was this time in his life that his faith was not grounded yet, but still God saw his potential and desired to use him. As he stepped foot into this mountain, he could not stop staring at a bush that was on fire, but was not consumed. This was when the Lord God or 1“the angel of the Lord”, appeared to him in that bush. It was then that he said, “draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5) 1“I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.” (Exodus 3:6) And this was the reason why God appeared to him. He said, 1“I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians.” (Exodus 3:7,8) Because of the afflictions of his people, Moses was to rescue them, by God’s hand. It is important to note that Moses was only God’s vessel in His plan.
You may ask why God responded to the needs of his people. Well, it wasn’t just because they were afflicted, but because they called upon Him in prayer for help. God told Moses that 1“the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.” (Exodus 3:9) So yes, God cares about us and it hurts Him to see us be in pain and go through trials, however, when we call upon His Name in prayer, this is when He responds to our needs. And you may wonder how he responds. Well, it can be a miracle, but it can also be through people that God puts in our lives. This was the case for Moses. He was a person that God had watched over the years and it wasn’t until this time that he was ready for his next steps with God in His life. Although he was only a man, God was to be the instrument in His life, in order to accomplish His mission. Now, you may ask if Moses questioned anything in regards to what he had to do, and that answer is yes. He 1“said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11) God’s answer was something so amazingly simply but perfect in every sense of the word. He said,1 “certainly I will be with thee.” (Exodus 3:12) Just knowing this changes everything. For, we don’t have to do everything on our own, for God is doing the work inside of us. He just asks that we are used as His instrument. He then does the speaking and the actions through us. For Moses, he just needed to allow God to stretch forth his hand and smite Egypt, and then the people would go free. For us, we also trust that as we go forth in faith, that He will do the work.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will all be ready to receive Your calling for our lives. Yes, Lord, I know that the day that I gave my life to You, was the day that my life new life began. And doing this, I am ready to go all in and serve You in any way that You would please. May Your presence rest upon me and give me the strength I need to fulfill Your mission in my life. I trust in You, Jesus and need Your guidance and direction through the Holy Spirit. It has been made known to me how lost this world has become and it is saddens me to think of where their destiny will be, if they were to die in their lost state. Therefore, I am willing to devote my time and effort into searching out the lost and finding the one person who is willing to come unto You. Even if I have to speak to thousands of people and only lead a dozen of them to You, I know that Your work has been done. In these things do I give You all the glory. I am not deserving of any praise, but give it all to You, my Lord. Take my willing hands and use them for Your glory. Teach me to walk in Your ways, that Your light may shine forth. I desire that every person that I encounter will know that I serve You, Lord. They need to know that there is salvation in Your Name Jesus. And if any of these people are interested in discussing why, I am happy to witness more of Your abundant truths from the Bible with them. I love You Lord. Your ways are my ways. Simply lead me to where I need to go and I will obey. I am Your witness and am here now to bring souls unto You, Jesus. May all the world know that only You can save them. You have the power to free us from our sins and lead us from death and unto life. I trust in You, Lord and I say these things in thy holy Name, Jesus. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Exodus 3 (KJV)
1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.
19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.
22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.