When God speaks
God speaks of the end from the beginning. The assignment looks so easy with wonderful things at the end of the tunnel. This is the nature of God. He know the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end.
“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” (Exo. 3:12).
Moses was still very much uncomfortable with God’s call upon his life. He was yet to accept the call. God told him not to worry, “I will be with you”. Moreover, I will give you a sign to assure you that I am the one that sent you. After you have brought the people out of Egypt, “you shall serve me upon this mountain”.
What a consolation! The inexperienced Moses thought the job should be very easy then. That was why he was very angry with God after Pharaoh increased the burden of the Israelites instead of just allowing them to go and worship their God as simply requested by Moses and the elders of Israel.
Moses was soon to learn that this is one of the ways of God. God always speaks of the end right from the beginning. You are left to fill in the gap between now and then with your obedience, courage and experience of faith. Jesus told the disciples “Lets get to the other side”. He never explained that they were to go through a storm and what they were to do in the storm. They were left to figure it out by faith. Their faith failed. He only came to their rescue by the divine act of mercy.
God reveals the end for a purpose
When God calls a man, He will tell the man where he is taking him to. The called is now left to make the journey hard and long by unbelief or make it interesting and swift by his acts of faith.
There is always a finishing line in any race. There is a goal-post on each side in a football match. The finishing line and the goal posts must be known before the commencement of the game. This helps to maintain focus and also know when a goal is achieved. Nevertheless, the athletes or players are left to figure out what will happen between now (beginning of the race/match) and then (end of the race/match) with their skills.
Daniel 11:32 says “…The people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits”. This means exploits in ministry is dependent upon the level of our knowledge of him who called us. The more knowledge of God we acquire, the more exploits we can do. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6). The lack of knowledge destroys. The Israelites that were destroyed in the wilderness did not have a right knowledge of God. When you know God, you are as bold as a lion. The three Hebrew children in the furnace of fire knew the God they served.
Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits
The journey to the Promised Land should have taken few mouths, but it took years because of their lack of the adequate knowledge of God. As a result of the evil report of the ten spies, the whole of Israel except Joshua and Caleb threw whatever they knew about God to the winds. This is because they did not have a right knowledge of God. God judged them. They all perished in the wilderness except those who believed God and had faith for victory. All Israelites that lacked faith did not eventually get to the end of the race that was set before them. We have known much about our enemies. It is time to start knowing God.
“A wise man is strong: yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength” (Pro 24:5). The only way to gather strength for your assignment is to gather the correct knowledge of God. The more knowledge of God you possess, the stronger you are in the lord.