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Mt Horeb

Did you know that God spoke the ten commandments Himself to the Children Israel from Mt Horeb before He wrote them down in stone tablets?

It is written,

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

Exodus 20:1-3

But,

“And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”

Exodus 20:1

Reading chapter 20 of the book of Exodus is quite a revelation. God wanted to speak to His people in person but His people were too afraid to hear His voice. Instead, they begged Moses to go up onto the mount of God and hear His voice for them. That is why Moses received that law written by the finger of God in stone.

Today, so many people are acting like those Israelite’s who drew back in fear at the sound of God’s voice. Like fearful Israel, many want someone else to go up and receive the word of God for them.  Instead of hearing the word of God themselves congregations want ministers to talk with God and then bring back His message to them because the actually fear being around Him themselves.

There is a difference between going up on the mountain and drawing away from God in fear.  The difference is that Moses received enough revelation by being in God’s presence to pen the first five books of the scriptures while those at the bottom of the mount only received ten commandments written in stone. It was only later, after Moses wrote down the revelation that everyone came to know, in written form, what the Law Giver experience first hand.

I am so utterly weary of people drowning themselves in scripture when the higher way is to hear the word for today directly from their Father. What ever happened to hearing God for ourselves?  What ever happened to knowing God through experiencing Him ourselves?  Here is a truth,

 

“The word was only written down because God’s people refused, out of fear, to hear His voice.”

 

The Bible, though it be the word of God, is not how YHWH originally intended to communicate with His people. It is a back up, a secondary way, a compromise only given to God’s people because they would not hear His voice.

A child who knows God by experience is better than a Bible scholar who only knows God through study.  A new convert who simply obeys God’s voice is better than a pastor who only obeys to the limit of his understanding.

Friends, in Christ, it is not what you know but whom you know. Revelation is based upon personal experience with our God. When the children of Israel were in the wilderness they had to gather manna for themselves in order to live.  It says in the word that “My sheep hear my voice…” Therefore, we all have a personal duty to listen, hear, and to obey the voice of our Master and this duty cannot be “farmed out” to others.

We, as God’s people, need to resist the urge to draw away from His voice.  We can no longer afford to send others to go up and receive God’s revelation for us.  We have been brought to a holy place before His mountain and it is time that we, after having sanctified and purified ourselves, go up and hear what He has to say with open hearts and minds PERSONALLY.  Yes, the presence of the Almighty will make us tremble but it is the only way to truly experience the full effect of what He is saying for His word is a living, creative force.  Coming down from the mount, Moses glowed with the light of creation after having seen only the hinder parts of God, while those at the foot of that same mountain, without that light, fell into sin and worshiped a golden calf. That is the difference between being in or away from God’s presence.

God is calling you to come up the mountain because He has much to show you…mysteries of the past as well as glories of the future. Will you dare, like Moses, to believe God and see His hinder parts? We you resist the urge to give in to fear and cower with the unbelieving majority at the foot of the hill? Will you decide to make that journey to the high places in Him? The choice is yours.

There is a great revelation coming that will flood the Earth with the knowledge of God such as mankind has never seen since the days of Pentecost. As the darkness grows His light of creation will banish every delusion that seeks to engulf God’s people and we will truly become a beacon of hope set on a hill for all the world to see.  Amen.