I always love asking the Holy Spirit the secrets behind the great men of God whose names are mentioned in the Bible. I may not have many answers but surely He unveils our eyes little by little to see what those characters are that made them exceptionally special.
Each one is unique. There are no two individuals are alike. To each his own. We have been interwoven and created in a very special way, fearfully and wonderfully made and God threw the mold away thereafter. No fingerprints and irises are alike and if you’ve noticed, these two are the most used body parts for identification purposes. Being one of a kind is indeed a reflection of Who our God is. THERE IS NONE LIKE HIM, therefore there is none like you and definitely none like me.
Just as a body has different parts with their corresponding functions, we are likened to those parts. We are the body of Christ who aren’t born to compete but to complement. We have our own rightful place, our own lane to run, our own place to bloom and our own race to finish. We are geographically positioned where we are right at this moment for a purpose and our quest is to discover our part in the kingdom of God.
Moses. Nobody walked like him. Nobody spoke to God like a friend. Israel was acquainted with God’s actions but it was only Moses who knew His ways. He knew the Lord well enough that He even dared to change God’s intent for Israel, though full of fear and reverence.
When God saw how stiff-necked, stubborn and rebellious the Israelites were by melting the gold and molded it into the shape of a calf to worship, He was in fierce anger. “Then the Lord said, “I have seen how stubborn and rebellious these people are. Now leave Me alone so my fierce anger can blaze against them, and I will destroy them. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation.” (Exodus 32:9-10 NLT)
But, SEE how Moses responded to Him.
“But Moses tried to pacify the Lord his God. “O Lord!” he said. “Why are you so angry with your own people whom you brought from the land of Egypt with such great power and such a strong hand? Why let the Egyptians say, ‘Their God rescued them with the evil intention of slaughtering them in the mountains and wiping them from the face of the earth’? Turn away from your fierce anger. Change your mind about this terrible disaster you have threatened against your people! Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You bound yourself with an oath to them, saying, ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven. And I will give them all of this land that I have promised to your descendants, and they will possess it forever.’”
So the Lord changed His mind about the terrible disaster he had threatened to bring on his people.” (Exodus 32:11-14)
Oh wow! Moses knew the Lord’s nature and His ways that He had the audacity to confidently tell God what to do. What manner of relationship did God and Moses had? Notice that after Moses told what needed to be told to God, the Lord “changed His mind”!
Could it be that one character that Moses had was humility? Someone who fully trusts God and is in total dependence on Him. Someone who is fully yielded to His leading and is set apart for His use. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34). I like the Good News Translation version that says, “He has no use for conceited people, but shows favor to those who are humble.” I never came across this verse about Moses’ humility until yesterday and I was in awe when I saw it. “(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)” (Numbers 3:2 NKJV) No wonder no one walked like Moses walked with God with awesome signs and wonders.
The testimonies that Moses had about the glory of God are spoken prophesies to you and me. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. If He could do it then, why not now? In truth, we even have a better covenant established on better promises. It only takes one to believe what God can do to and through us for with God, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
I’m sure all of us experienced our own supernatural breakthroughs and victories. They may not be as magnanimous as Moses’, but the degree that it has affected us and the ones around us must have been unequaled. What we personally experienced becomes our own that no one and nothing can take it away from us. No amount of opposition can talk us out of what we have taken ownership of.
I met a friend who I haven’t communicated for years. When I saw him, I noticed that he was already wearing a hearing aid. In an instant, my heart was filled with compassion for him and just simply prayed over him under my breath.
A few days later, I left and headed to another state. I didn’t know that he sent a monetary gift for me channeled through another friend. When I received it, I felt a strong unction in my heart to send him a message, thanking him for his generosity and praying over him, speaking healing over his ears. And so I did.
Three weeks later, surprisingly I received a message from him saying that his ears were healed! GLORY TO GOD! Indeed, by the stripes of Jesus, ALL our infirmities were healed 2000 years ago!
When we see and hear miracles, they are signs that point to the lordship of Jesus Christ in our lives. They are evidences that God is still on the move, fulfilling His spoken promises. We are not to forget His benefits. We are to remember that healing is our inheritance. These manifested glory of His presence woos us to explore and experience MORE of Who He is.
We are NOT to compare each other’s glorious encounters. Instead, we get inspired and encouraged. We are to discover and pursue what He has personally divinely designated for us. Indeed God has designed and assigned us with divine connections in which we are to be influencers of hope powered by His unfailing love. It is not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God!
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4 NIV)
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for securing our identity in Christ that we are Your beloveds, fearfully and wonderfully made according to Your image and likeness. Thank You for anointing our eyes to see the gift that You have deposited inside of us and calling us to tap into this gift for the benefit of those whom You divinely connected us to. Thank You, Holy Spirit for choosing us to be Your temples, anointed to diffuse the fragrance of Your love and unleashing Your glory and power to the ends of the earth. Thank You, Jesus, for making ALL THINGS POSSIBLE when You said, “It is finished!” Amen!