“So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain. And no man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.” So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.”
Exodus 34:2-4 NKJV
It seems to me like this is a come up higher instruction.
After digging into Exodus 33, I found myself in chapter 34 and the only name I could coin for that chapter was “an appointment with God”.
Moses spent so much time with God everyday at the tent of meeting and then one day God just gave instructions – come up to the mountain. Come and meet me at so and so time.
It wasn’t just an invitation to fellowship with God, it was an invitation to come up higher and into a deeper fellowship with God.
For some of us God is giving us that same instruction right now and if we will be sincere, He has been doing it for a while.
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”
Revelation 4:1 KJV
See the first thing God showed to Moses when He met God was Himself.
“And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord . And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord , The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”
Exodus 34:5-7 KJV
When God makes an appointment with you, He wants to reveal Himself in a new way to you. He wants you to go into deeper into knowing who He is.. into His personality, into His character. He wants to give you a reintroduction into who He is.
But we have all sorts of reasons why we can’t come up higher. Our laziness, fear, issues with not knowing where to start.
But see what Moses did?
He just showed up the next morning. That’s where to start from. Just show up and meet the appointment with God.
If you read down the chapter you will also see that God gave instructions to Moses after His revelation of Himself. There may be certain instructions that are tied to our next level in our climbing up higher. And till we get to the mountain we may not hear what God is saying.
Is it easy? No. But one man did it and I believe it was just based on his hunger and desire for the Lord.
Are you hungry for God?
Do you want more?
Father, help me to meet my appointments with you. Help me to climb up higher to get to the mountain where you want to reveal yourself to me.
Lord give me hunger and unquenchable thirst for you!!
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Luke 11:13 NKJV
At the women at the well, we have been on a fast with prayer asking for more with God.
The 31 days are almost over but we are getting set to end with 7 hours tongues on Saturday July 29th 2017.
In Lagos. Feel the need to join us? Mail me at email@example.com
Love you all.
Till our next online Bible study,