KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 3:4 ” 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.”
Chapter 3 verse 1 says, Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian……” Moses came to Midian because he ran away from Pharaoh who would have arrested and killed him, because Moses killed an Egyptian who was beating up a Jew. Many times, we commit certain acts with sincere minds, yet those acts fall foul of the law. The result may not be pleasant yet God works out something good. If Moses had not gotten to Midian through the result of his action the Lord would not have had him for that divine encounter.
Moses saw a bush burning yet the bush did not get consumed. Please note the bible says our God is a consuming fire. The picture of this burning bush is exactly how we appear in the spirit. The spirit is like fire that burns within us although we are not consumed. We must never underrate the mighty power of God at work in us.
Moses decided to turn aside and look at the burning bush. The bible said the moment Moses turned his attention from other things to observe the burning bush, the Lord called him. Many of us are not having any supernatural encounters because we are not giving God our full attention. God always tells those who are concerned. This is the reason those who fast properly have divine encounters. God always want your full attention so he could speak to you. A man who is occupied or having a divided attention cannot have the spirit communicating with him. Many people do not get anything out of their devotional moments, because they are in such a hurry to finish and go do other things. They only read to satisfy their conscience that they have read something. Such an attitude would not invite the Spirit to give any special package to you.
The Lord asked Moses to put of his shoes from his feet before getting close. Some people have made doctrines out of this act and claim we must remove our shoes before going into God’s house. Now God’s presence is not in a building but in us. Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; He dwells in our hearts. Our hearts must rather be pure.
It is the wrong things we put in our hearts that defile us not the shoe we wear into church.
Everything about God is so important to me, and I give my total attention to him and He also manifests himself to me.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Exodus 3:3 ” And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt”.