Summary: God spoke to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Even in Genesis. God spoke to Abraham and other patriarchs in the Old Testament. God spoke to prophets, kings and judges. God spoke to the early Church. Jesus spoke to his disciples and the risen Jesus spok
God Still Speaks Today
(Have you heard him speak lately?)
Exodus 3 we find Moses in the desert of Median. Moses had lived in elegance and was now herding sheep in the desert. He had gone form the sublime to the simple, son of Pharaoh to sheepherder. It was in the desert that God gave a special calling to Moses. Isn't it usually during the desert times of our life that we hear God's call?
According to Acts 7:23, Moses was 40 years old when he killed the Egyptian fighting with a Israelite slave, and 40 years old when God spoke to him from the burning bush.
In the case of Moses it was while in the desolate desert that God called him out of a burning bush. Moses saw a burning bush. Bushes sometimes have spontaneous combustion in the desert, but this burning bush was unique. This bush didn't burn it. This bush was like an ever-lit candle on a birthday cake. You blow it out and it comes back after each blow. This bush was like wood fueled by butane.
How did Moses react to the burning bush. Did he say, “Behold! Look a bush burneth!, or, “verily a bush burneth?” He probably aid, “Wow, what a strange burning bush! I'm going to check that effervescent bush out.”
Moses went over to investigate and God called to Moses from within the burning bush. “Moses,” “Moses.” Moses answered, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer, “ God said, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this he hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
From this passage we can glean several teaching of the Lord.
I. Whenever God calls you He has a Purpose
Exodus 3:7-8 “God said, I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have herd them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey.”
God is always involved with His creation.
“I have seen.”
“I have heard”
“I am concerned”
“I am come down.”
“I will send you.”
Moses, may have thought, “Great, now those Egyptians will get what's coming to them. Praise Jehovah, God is going to deliver His people out of bondage.”
But then the purpose of God's call became clear. “Moses I am sending you to Pharaoh to being my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
What was Moses' response? “No problem, I'm your man. I'm ready to go.” No Moses said, “Hold on, You said You were going to free the children of Israel.” “Why are you saying to me, you go?”
God said, “Moses I am sending you.” “I have come down, Moses I am sending you.”
God spoke and Moses listened. Has God spoken to you lately?