Moses' picture for knowing God, Moses' experience

Knowing God is a process

What a relationship Moses had with God! God promptly defended him right in the presence of his adversaries. God announced that Moses was in a special category of prophets. “with him will I speak mouth to mouth” (Num. 12: 5-8). Moses had a deep relationship with God.

Knowing God is a process. Moses related with God and knew God at a great depth. We too can relate with God and walk with God at a great depth like Moses did.

The process of knowing God starts from knowing yourself as a sinner and asking God to forgive you your sins in Jesus name. Then, your sins shall be washed away and forgiven. You will now have eternal life (John 3:3,16,)

Salvation in Christ is the starting point in the journey of knowing God. At salvation, the link between you and God is re-established. You can now relate to God as a son. Salvation triggers off the process of walking with God, which is also the process of knowing God.

Paul prayed in Phil. 3:10 “That I may know him…” Is there a yearning or longing in your heart to know God? We can learn from Moses. As we go through the process of Moses’ discoveries of God, we too shall discover more of God and know God better in Jesus name.

Moses, a man born in adversity

“And there went a man of the house of Levi and took to wife a daughter of levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son. And when she saw him that he was a godly child, she hid him three months.” (Exo. 2:1-2)

The children of Israel were dwelling in safety and plenty in the land of Egypt until there arose a king that knew not Joseph (Exo. 1:8). This king cared not for what Joseph did for Egypt. All the seven years of plenty and the seven years of famine were now a matter of history. This new king had no flare for history.

There was a security council meeting. The only issue on the agenda was how to curb the excessive growth of these Joseph people. It was observed by the king that if Israel greatly multiplied, they could join the enemies on the day of battle to secure their own freedom. So, the king said “Let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply..” (Exo. 1:10).

The new Pharaoh took three bold and drastic steps to annihilate the Jews but the more he tried, the more the people greatly multiplied. God’s people have always been known to thrive better in the midst of adversity. The anointing of God on God’s people converts adversity to prosperity. Adversity is not to break you. It is to propel you.

A dangerous time to be born

The first step pharaoh took was to afflict them with hard labour. The more they were afflicted, the more they multiplied and grew. After the day’s hard labour the men took consolations in their wives and the results were overwhelming. The next step was an instruction to the midwives in the ministry of health to kill at birth, any male child born to the Jews. This plan could not work either because the midwives feared God. Out of frustration, Pharaoh now came out openly with his third and final plan. A decree was rolled out:

“Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive” (Exo. 1:22)

This was a dangerous time to be born. Any male child born to the Jews must be thrown into the river. Failure to carry out this order can attract severe punishments from the Egyptian Government. Women were afraid to conceive.

Moses in a basket on Nile river. Knowing God, Moses' experience

Moses was born

No one wants her child offered to the river goddess. It was a real period of adversity. Two Levites got married at this time, and when the baby came, he was a boy. Trouble! The child was too good to die. He was hid for three months but the baby would cry for everything. “How I wish this baby could understand” said the mother. Anyway, the baby was given up. He was carefully laid in an ark along Pharaoh’s daughter’s path. At the end of the day, he ended up becoming the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. His own mother nursed him for a fee. This is the child Moses. Moses was born in a period of adversity but the devil could not terminate his destiny.

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