By John Bevere
God introduced Israel from Egyptian bondage to captivate them for Himself. within the arid desert He deliberate to bare His nature and how you can them, yet they drew again. How varied are we at the present time? Many confess the Lordship of Jesus and recognize His saving strength, but like Israel, they have drawn again. instead of pursuing His center they've got cleaved to this world's type of worship-the worship of self. for that reason now we have replaced similar to Jesus to be like us. fireplace can modify those pictures. the fireplace we'd like is located within the Holiness of God. God is asking us to attract closer still…to tremble on Mt. Zion…transformed to the touch others
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Many people in the international outreach church had a passion for ministry, and I was certainly one of them. In those first few years of my association with that church I arose each morning and prayed as long as an hour and a half before going to work. I asked God to use me to reach the lost and dying, to heal the sick. I cried out to go to the nations to set the captives free. ” I thought to myself, That can’t be God’s voice. That has to be the enemy. Yet I knew it was the voice of the Lord. I was bewildered: “Lord, how can You say this to me?
Why did God do that? The answer is simple and was no different from the situation with Moses: God wanted to give them time to quiet their hearts so that they would embrace the revelation of God as Moses did. Once they arrived at the foot of Mount Sinai, Moses left the people there and ascended to where God’s presence was. Then the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying: “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel . ” (Ex. 19:3 NKJV). Before we read more of what God said to Moses, I must point out to whom the message was addressed.
I realized that even though we were singing songs of worship, it was not the direction He desired. I alerted the people, “The Lord just spoke to my heart. ” For the next ten minutes or so, you could hear various people crying quietly in the presence of the Lord. From all appearances it seemed the same as the services six weeks earlier, yet I knew something was different and about to happen. About 9:15 the quiet atmosphere suddenly changed. From the back of the building I could hear high-pitched cries.