September 3, 2009
If you know anything about Moses you know that he and God had a special relationship. Moses had a special meeting place for him and God to meet, called the tent of meeting ( Ex 33:7-11). When he and God were talking a pillar of cloud would sit outside the entrance and all the people would know that he and God were communing and would worship during their encounter, bringing an agreement and anointing of unity, power and reference to the camp that is irreplaceable and cannot be accomplished through singular worship.
So, we know that Moses was a man of effective prayer. Moses was a man that knew God and talked to him face to face. Moses was a man that God love and trusted and he made time for God and when God’s presence began to envelop him he dropped everything to stop and talk to his maker and bask in the heavenly presence that cannot be manufactured on earth.
I believe Moses learned this tough lesson early, in the days of his youth when he went forward without the presence of God. I know Moses had altered his approach after having tried to “save” his fellow Hebrew and ended up killing somebody himself, he learned there was nothing he could do without the presence of God. The presence of God I am sure made an indelible impression in Moses’ spirit when God appeared to him in a burning bush to give him instruction and to tell him the purpose for which God had raised him up. You see, Moses did not move without the presence of God being absolute.
Right after meeting with God on the mountain and receiving the ten commandments, Moses came back to a people who were backslidden, stiff-necked, disobedient, and obviously void of God’s presence. God cursed the children of Isreal and then sent a plaque and the next thing he did was tell Moses to . “Set out from here, you and the people that you have brought up from the land of Egypt…..but I will not go in your midst since you are a stiffnecked people, lest I destroy you on the way…”
Can you imagine Moses’ horror in hearing God give him instruction to go but letting him know that his presence would not be with him? Have you ever considered the fact that the people surrounding you may be repelling the presence of the true and living God? Are you conscious of whether His presence is even with you?
Moses was not willing to go anywhere or do anything (even when God himself asked him to do it) without assurance that God was with him. Do you know how important the presence of God is? According to the word of God…His presence brings:
Protection and Provisioon Gen 28:15, 20
Deliverance and transformation Acts 7:9
Prosperity in the face of adversity Gen 39:2
Favor with ungodly authorities Gen 39:21
Success Gen 39:23, I Samuel 18:12,14 2 Kings 18:7
National Protection Num 14:8
Blessings Num 23:21
Courage Judges 6:12
Encouragement 1 Chron 28:20
Confidence Ps 118:7; 2 Chron 13:12, Jer 20:11, Zec 10:5
Evident Favor of God Luke 1:28
Miraculous Power Acts 10:38
Are you lacking or in need of any of the above….then you need to pray the prayer of Moses, “
“IF YOUR PRESENCE DOES NOT GO WITH US, DO NOT SEND US UP FROM HERE..”
Ask God to make His presence known in every situation so that you can operate in the peace, prosperity, power,purpose, and provision that he desires…
Not sure you have God’s presence….just check for joy. “In His presence is fullness of joy..” No joy, no presence…ask Him today to station his presence in your dwelling.