GODíS MESSAGE TO MOSES
Reading: Exodus 3:10, 4:1-9, 5:1 & 6:1-7
[a] We previously thought of Moses at the burning bush, and how God told him to GO promising His presence and sufficiency (Exodus 4:10-15)
[b] We mentioned and marveled at the fact, that at the same time, God also told Aaron, his brother, to GO and meet Moses in the wilderness. He was to become the right hand man of Moses, and was in many ways the proxy leader of the Children of Israel.
[c] We realised that poor old 80 year old Moses, wouldnít have got very far without this provision of God, in making Aaron the spokesman.
Often when our own government wants to make an important statement about something, it isnít the man (or woman) at the top (i.e. the P.M.) who makes it, it is the minister of this that or the other! BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THEY ARE SPEAKING WITH OFFICIAL BACKING AND AUTHORITY!
THE AUTHORITY OF THE MESSAGE
[a] The message they were to take was DIRECTLY FROM GOD!!
It was quite simply A MESSAGE OF DELIVERANCE!!
[b] They were to go to Pharaoh as GODíS REPRESENTATIVES, and bluntly say, "LET MY PEOPLE GO!"
[c] As simple as it was, it was a very provocative message to a ruler and a people who had a nation as their slaves for 200 years!!
BUT AFTER TWO CENTURIES IN BONDAGE, GOD WAS DEMANDING THAT HIS PEOPLE BE SET FREE!!
[d] Through Moses and Aaron, God was providing the vehicle of deliverance!!
[e] The message was not one of reason or compromise or bargaining -
IT WAS THE COMMAND OF GOD WHICH COULD NOT BE MISTAKEN!!
THE PROVISION OF GOD TO MOSES
[a] "When thou goest.....see that thou do all these wonders.... which I have put in thine hand."
[b] Not only were they to SPEAK THE WORDS OF GOD, but more than that, THEY WERE TO PERFORM THE MIRACLES OF GOD!!
[c] To do that they had to believe God completely - After all, if God had said to Moses and Aaron, "Cast down your rod and it will become a serpent," (as He did in chapter 7:9) and theyíd said, "Oh what a fool Iíll look if it doesnít work," and didnít do it - IT WOULDNíT HAVE HAPPENED!! GODíS POWER WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN REVEALED!!
[d] In Luke 10. Jesus chose 70 further disciples and sent them out, giving them authority to teach, preach, heal and cast out demons.
[e] When they returned in verse 17, they were overjoyed because of the wonderful things they had been enabled to do!
BUT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO NOTHING IF THEY HAD NOT ACCEPTED THE PROMISES AND ABILITIES THE LORD HAD GIVEN THEM, AND TAKEN THE RISK OF PUTTING THEM TO THE TEST!!
[f] It is especially true in this instance, that WHERE THERE IS NO RISK, THERE IS NO FAITH!!
HOW MANY RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN FOR GOD THIS WEEK???
[g] God never calls us to any task, without giving us ample means to face and perform that task!
WE DARE NOT NEGLECT ANY OF THE MEANS AT OUR DISPOSAL. The Scripture instructs every Christian in 2 Timothy 4:5, to "MAKE FULL PROOF" of our ministry.
OUR MODERN COMMAND TO "GO"
[a] Godís message to you and me today is "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature."
[b] That command to GO, is no less real, or no less importance, than was Godís call and command to Moses at the burning bush!!
[c] God needs you and me just as much today to take the message of deliverance to the CAPTIVES - those who are bound in the SLAVERY OF SIN!
[d] A term sometimes being banded about today for those who worship the devil is "SATAN SLAVES!"
But dare I say in this meeting that it can apply to EVERY SINNER!! Some are slaves to drugs, drink, vice, violence, evil temper, gambling, gossip, grudges and a host of other things that are literally blighting their lives!
[e] The devil, like Pharaoh, will not let them go easily - BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS, SHED ON CALVARY casts even more fear into the devil, than did all the plagues into the heart of Pharaoh.
THERE IS TOO MUCH AT STAKE FOR US TO DITHER IN PROCLAIMING THE MESSAGE!
[a] There is no need to be a slave of Satan any longer - it is time for you to BREAK FREE in the power of the precious Blood of Christ!!
OUR MESSAGE TO YOU - IS ONE OF DELIVERANCE, AND GOD SAYS TO THE DEVIL CONCERNING EVERY ONE WHO COMES TO HIM FOR SALVATION - SET MY PEOPLE FREE!!
[b] The devil has no choice - and if you donít know the Saviour tonight then WE CLAIM YOU FOR HIM IN THE NAME OF JESUS, and ask you to lay claim to your salvation now, by receiving Him as your personal Saviour!! John 1:12 says, "To as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the children of God!"
[c] It also says in 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us ur sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
[d] Jesus said of Himself in Luke 4:18, that He had come to preach deliverance to the captives!
IT IS HIS MESSAGE WE ARE CALLED UPON TO PROCLAIM!!
PERHAPS YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN FAILING IN PRESENTING THE MESSAGE THROUGH YOUR OWN LIFE, AND PERHAPS NOT MAKING USE OF GODíS RESOURCES TO DO IT - PUT THINGS RIGHT WITH HIM!!
YOU NEED SALVATION? YOU NEED TO BE SAVED? COME NOW!!
YOU NEED RESTORATION? YOUíVE BACKSLIDDEN? COME NOW!!
YOU NEED SANCTIFICATION? YOU NEED A HOLY LIFE? COME NOW!!