Summary: What we need from God before service.
NOW THEREFORE GO
I. Moses Could Not Go Until He Knew That God Was Real To Him.
A. God becomes real when we hear what he say’s.
B. God becomes real when we have felt His presence.
Note these facts:
God has often used fire to symbolize and represent His presence (Exodus 13:21 (quickview) Exodus 19:18 (quickview) Exodus 24:17 (quickview) Judges 13:20 (quickview) 1 Kings 18:24 (quickview) , 38; 2 Chron. 7:1-3; Ezekiel 1:4-28 (quickview) Daniel 7:9-10 (quickview) Hebrews 12:29 (quickview) ).
This was the Shekinah glory, the very presence of God Himself shining and blazing forth in the bush.
The point to see is this: God Himself was meeting Moses. He was manifesting and revealing Himself, meeting Moses in a very special way. Moses needed a deep, intense, unforgettable experience with God. He needed an experience with God that he would never forget as he launched out for God.
God becomes real when we see His presence in the fire.
II. Moses Could Not Go Until He Knew That He Was Real To God.
Did you know that God calls you by your name when he wants you!!
Isaiah 43:1 (quickview)  “But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”
Think about the different ones in the Bible God called out to...
What about Zacchaeus In Luke 19:5 (quickview)  “And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.”
What about Paul Turn to Acts 9:4-5 (quickview)  “And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”
And we can go on and on, the point is this
A. God knew who Moses was!
B. God knew what Moses was!
C. God knew Where Moses was!
And God knows us!
III. Moses Could Not Go Until He Knew That God Cared About Hurting People.
Does Jesus Care?
There are times when we wonder if anyone really cares.
We can know that He cares by...
A. Seeing what Jesus did by His coming.
1. He gave up the glory He had from the beginning.