Summary: God is sending us echos from the bush in the hour we are living in.
ECHOS FROM THE BURNING BUSH
EXODUS 3: 1-6
3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
We remember how Moses was put in the river in a in a little ark or basket when he was a baby because Phar-aoh had charged all his people that every son that was born was to be cast into the river to drawn.
He had been hidden in the mothers home for three months, because she saw that he was a goodly child.
Even upon birth, because of the plan of God, he was seen as someone special.
When Moses was placed in the river, his sister stood afar off to see what was going to happen to the little baby.
Phar-aoh’s daughter came down to the river to wash and found the little ark with the baby in it.
The Bible says she had compassion on the baby because he was crying. His sister told the woman she could go and find a nurse for Moses and she told her to do so.
And of course you know the story, she went and got the baby’s mother to be the nurse. And she even got paid to him.
Let me just pause and say something to someone right now.-----That child or that grandchild that you are worrying about most every day of your life will be all right if you will just give him or her to God this morning.
I believe God is showing us in this example, just as He took care of Moses, He can take care of the one that is on your mind right now just the same.
Put him or her in the ark of prayer and place it in the river. Come on church, in the River the bible says there is peace, joy, and comfort. (glory to God)
Turn loose, like the mother of Moses did, and let God show you what He can do.
You know how the story goes. Moses grew and was taught and lived in the house of Phar-aoh.
Then he took up for one of the Hebrews, ended up killing an Egyptian, was seen in the act and had to flee for his life.
The Bible says that he had to flee from the face of Phar-aoh to the land of Midian.
In that strange land, Moses found at a well and later married one of the seven daughters of the piest of Midian.
In the process of time the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage they were in and they cried out to God. And He heard their groanings and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The Bible says that God looked upon the children of Israel and that He had respect unto them.
Church, He remembers the covenants He has made with us in His word and He will stand by them if we do what we know we are supposed to do.
One day Moses led his father in laws flock to the backside of the desert. The Word said he came to the mountain of God. ( I’ve been there----in the backside of a desert at the mountain of God)
I know what it is like to be away from people, away from what they call church, away from what they call a move of God, away from what they call getting saved and all the other things that the modern church is doing in the hour we are living in.
On the backside of that desert, God was able to get the attention of Moses and speak to him. On the backside of my desert, God got my attention, He spoke to me, and for the first time in my life I knew there were more important things in life than what I had been doing.