CHARACTER STUDIES: MOSES 48

KEY SCRIPTURE: Numbers 14:5 ” Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.”

Numbers 14 is a follow-up to the story of the report of the twelve spies to the promised land. Ten gave an evil report and two who were Joshua and Caleb gave a good report.

The children of Israel believed the evil report instead. Why were they prone to believing the negative report than those who gave the positive report? The answer is in verse three “And wherefore has the Lord brought us unto this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a a prey? Listen to what. they said ” God has brought US here to fall by the sword, OUR wives and OUR children” They were inward looking, and so judged God to be planning their destruction. They believed a lie. These people fell to the original deception of the devil. In Genesis 3 Satan speaking through the serpent told Eve in effect that ‘ God does not want you to be like Himself ‘.  This is the root of all unbelief. Believing a lie of the devil

According to John 8:44 Satan is a liar and every word he says is a lie. Revelation 12:9 reminds us that Satan has deceived all men. He has succeeded in making men believe an untruth about God. Well, the root of such a deception lies in placing self before God. Dear child of God decides one’s and forever that you would always place the WORD of God before self. Do not be deceived, GOD IS BOUND BY HIS WORD, AND WILL DO EXACTLY AS HE HAS SAID

These people spoke of returning to Egypt. This was an abomination. This caused Moses and Aaron to fall on their faces. That act was a sign of absolute faith in God and also a demonstration of humility. They fell before the people. Moses was a man of great faith and humility. This was the secret to his greatness. May we learn from his example

The people also spoke of stoning them. These Israelites were so stubborn to the point that, they wanted to stone Moses and Aaron. The bible said the cloud of glory representing God’s presence descended. God will always manifest His glory anytime men stand for Him against the popular view of the multitude that are unbelieving and rebellious. Take a stand for the Lord no matter how much everybody and everything is opposing the word of God. God will not fail you. He will honour his word.

CONFESSION

I believe the word of God. I place God’s word above every situation I face. God honors His word always. His word is a delight to me

FURTHER STUDIES.

Hebrews 13:5-6 ” Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”.

Psalms 119:89-90 ” Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.”

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