CHARACTER STUDY: MOSES 8

KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 4:10 ” And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue”.

After Moses had made various enquires for God to give him more proofs to authenticate His commission, Moses comes out to say he is not eloquent slow of speech and of slow tongue”. Was this true? Let’s read what the Holy Spirit says about him in Acts 7:22 “And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptian and was mighty in words and in deeds”.

The Holy Spirit reveals these outstanding qualities about Moses yet he claims he is not eloquent. Why was he behaving like this? This should teach us that Moses and for that matter all these great heroes of faith were men and women of like passions as we are. James 5:17 “Elias (Elijah) was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months”. This immediate scripture was about Elijah. He did so many powerful things, yet God says he is like any of us.

Dear child of God we are living in a better dispensation or under a better covenant and must do far better than they did.

Just consider another action of Moses in Exodus 4:13 “And he said, O my Lord send I pray thee by the hand of him whom thou will send’. The next verse says “And the anger of the Lord was kindled against him…”. This was a man who has been commissioned by God to go and do a task. The truth is all he had to do by virtue of the great commission God gave to him, was to go present himself and say what God asked him to say just as another helper would have done. The rest lies with God. I believe our heavenly father gets angry with us when we give excuses for the task, he has given to us to do. That is, to go into the world, preach the gospel, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers and raise the dead. These feats are not to be done by us, neither in our name. All we need to do is to go, present ourselves and say what He has asked us to say. The rest is His business. Healing the sick, cleansing the lepers and raising the dead is His part after we have spoken His word authoritatively in His name.

How wonderful our world would be if Christians would get on the streets, the shopping malls, hospitals and bring healing and restoration to various people who are aching.

 CONFESSION

It is my part to go and speak for Him. I will dedicate my life to doing this work with all my strength, and He would also confirm His word.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Matthew 10:1 ” And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

Mark 16:20 ” And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”

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