Greetings again my Brethren. Well another year is at hand and life continues. I am amazed at how time passes. When growing up the lazy days of my youth would seem to take years to pass, but now years seem to pass in days. And the promise of the return of Christ is yet unfulfilled. It has been only in the last few year I have changed my mind to where now I believe I will live long enough to see the return of Jesus Christ to the earth. In the past I felt sure that I would never have seen the return of Christ, but now I am not convinced of this. Man continues (me too at times) to fall away from the truth at an alarming rate, daughters and sons rail against parents, nation rises against nation, events in the world are shaping up for a herculean battle of good against evil in which good wins the field for ever. Now please do not write me or call and ask when I do not know, but this I do know Jesus Christ is coming back as He said and I believe it will be much sooner than we expect maybe in the next few years, but I do not know for sure.

Okay back to our series. Let us continue to look at Moses as he became a “nobody” to become a “somebody” in the Bible and in the heart of the Israeli people. Even still today nobody is loved anymore than Moses. This thought is so true in our lives if we desire to be a “somebody” (especially in God) we must become a “nobody.” As a matter of fact the better of a “nobody” we can become (it is a process of learning to humble ourselves and learn of Christ) at the same level we will become a “somebody” no more no less. So this month we conclude looking at a part of Moses preparation for the call of God in Moses life, God had to reveal Himself to Moses. This month we will look at    His purpose or what God does. In Exodus 3 verses 8 and 9 we see God showing Moses his (that is Moses’) purpose in why God has called him into service. “And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8  And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. (Exodus3:8-9) Unless God can show us our purpose in this wondrous Christian walk and in the things He has called us to we will never put our whole heart into the service. God shows Moses His (that is God’s) heart and concern for the people to get buy in from Moses in verse seven then goes right into Moses’ purpose in all of God’s master plan in verse eight. Now Moses knew where he stood in all of this and what role he would play in helping God fulfill His word. So to in our lives. Please do not read this story and think God is talking to Moses alone oh no. Yes here the conversation between Moses and God is happening, but at the same time God is speaking to us in areas. We may not be called to deliver people the Israeli people out of bondage, but we have been called to deliver our self and others out of darkness into the wonderful light of Jesus Christ. We must read stories and parables in the Bible and then ask what is God speaking to me in this story. God never does anything singularly in all applications He is doing many things at the same time and in His word a thought blossoms and a green shoot of truth comes forth to grow into a mighty oak tree. The last and probably the most mysterious part of God’s nature He must reveal to us is His sovereignty or what He can do. Now I do not know about you, but this my friend is far beyond my ability to understand God, but God must be able to get through to us what He can do especially if it is beyond our ability to comprehend how He is going to do something. In Verse 9 and 10 in Exodus 3 we read, “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:9-10)

Again God shows Moses his compassion for the people to get his buy in and then show him His sovereignty and here it is, God is God and we are not. Notice in verse eight God says, “I am come down to deliver them out” and then in verse 10 God says, “I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.” Well, which one is it, God will deliver them or God will send Moses? Can you believe both at the same time. God will do the delivering as Moses goes (a choice Moses made) to Pharaoh. Funny how God’s sovereignty is always tied to man’s choices. Maybe God could have found somebody else if Moses would have said no, but Moses did not. God revealed His sovereignty and purpose, but first God revealed His compassion and concern to get his (Moses’) buy in as God revealed His purpose so He could reveal His sovereignty. At the end of the day God’s sovereignty (as all of His parts of His character and nature) belongs to God we only get to reflect them as we peer into the wonderful glory of who He is as we gaze into the glass (a mirror) of His character and nature of the glory we can behold.

Next month we will begin looking at how Moses a “nobody” raises four objections to his call each of which God has a reply. When God calls we can either say, “yes LORD” (what God is listening for) or come up with an excuse to which God wants no part of. Listen closely my friend do you hear Him call now?