KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 3:12 ” 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”.
The Lord assures Moses that He would be with Him. This is all the assurance he needed to get. God will be with him as he goes about the task God has given to him.
My question to every one of us today is; what is the difference between what the Lord told Moses and what He said to us in Matthew 28:20? “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world Amen”. The Lord Jesus told the disciples that all power (authority) in heaven and on earth has been given unto me”. He says Go ye therefore. He says He has all the authority in heaven and on earth therefore we must go and make disciples of all nations. Nations in this context is talking about various groups of people. It could be people of the same tribe, work, school, class or a whole nation. Any form of identifiable groups is referred to as nation or “ethros” in Greek.
We would learn that when Moses had this assurance of the Lord’s presence with him, he went and did great exploits in Egypt. We also have the same assurance and there is nothing more that we need again. We must go with that assurance of His presence with us, and likewise set men free from Satan’s power.
When the Lord called Apostle Paul, he said the following to him. Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me”. This commission which was originally given to Paul, is given to every Christian too. Our ability to fulfill it is to be aware that the Lord is with us and He will do whatever He says. In Mark 16:20 the disciples after the Lord had commissioned them, the bible said “And they went forth and preached EVERYWHERE, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs and wonders following. Amen”. The Lord worked with them because He was with them, and He is also with us now. We must never lose awareness of that.
The Lord Jesus who has every authority in heaven and on earth is forever with me in whatever I do for him. I will never be afraid to act in His name.
Matthew 28:19 ” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them” in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
John 20:21 “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you”.