God confirms his word
Moses and Aaron went and gathered all the elders of Israel and delivered the message to them. Aaron told them everything God spoke to Moses and did the signs before them. The people believed! God confirmed his words.
“And the people believed and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped” (Exo. 4:29-31).
The people believed and rejoiced, bowing their heads in worship. Moses had earlier said they will not believe him nor hearken to his voice (Exo. 4:1), but God said they will believe (Exo. 3:18). Now, they believed. God won. It was a happy ending and a new beginning. It would have been terrible if the elders of Israel refused to believe Moses. They necessary had to believe that God sent Moses before they could give him their support and submission to lead them. God confirmed his word.
We were going for evangelism in a village some years ago and we met somebody who told us “do not waste your time; they don’t believe the gospel in that place”. We told him we were not wasting our time by going to that particular village. God had sent us and we were sure they will believe. When we got to the village, the people believed. They rejoiced at the word and we had fruits from this village that are still abiding till today. What a joy when the people believed! Knowing God is a process. The more we fellowship with God, the deeper we know God. Our God confirms his word.
God confirms his word with signs following
As the disciples went preaching the word, God confirmed his word with signs following: “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:20). God confirms his word. If God has given you a message, do not be afraid to declare it. God will confirm his word as you go in obedience.
At this point in the life of Moses, there was no going back. He was not the same person again. His knowledge of God had increased tremendously. Knowing God is a process that can never finish. We keep on knowing God more and more as the days go by. Moses in his lifetime knew God so much that God could distinguish between him and other prophets. God said of Moses:
“And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” (Num. 12:6-8).
Our prayer should be Lord, that I may know you as I ought to. Knowledge is power. The more of God you know, the more of God’s power you can access and exercise. The closer you are to God. Can God speak of us like he spoke about Moses? That means we still have a long way to go in building our relationships with God.
That I may know him
Paul prayed a prayer in Philippians 3:10. He said: “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”. There was a longing in the heart of Paul to know more and more of God. Do you also have a longing in your heart to know God? You will need time to fellowship with God. As you walk with God, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, God will reveal himself to you. The Lord blesses you as you keep discovering God.
This is the last of the series: Knowing God, Moses’ Experience.