Exodus 3:1-12, “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consume”
Angels are supernatural creatures that exist in the heavenlies serving as messengers from God and as protectors for His chosen people. In this case, the Angel of the Lord was a visible manifestation of God, possibly the preincarnate Christ. The flame of fire was the glory of God’s presence, the Shekinah, which transformed everything and everyone it touched. This fascinated Moses that he drew closer to see. Exodus 3:3, “And Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt“. As God draws you out, His drawing creates a thirst in you to want to know more, and the more you draw closer, the more He shows you what later becomes the desires of your heart.
First point, I have learnt that even the desire to worship and serve the Lord is not my own but His, He plants it there. John 6:44, says, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him,…”. Had the Lord not drawn Moses through the burning bush, he would have not seen it. Second point, God came to where Moses was. God came to Moses through the commonplace, which becomes special and holy when touched by God. Spontaneous combustion was not unusual in the desert, but a non consuming flame was an extraordinary and commanding event. God had to come to us to save us.
Moses desired to come closer and explore this magnificent sight not knowing what to expect. This is what I call beginning in the flesh not really knowing what awaits you or knowing who is behind this awesome sight. Exodus 3:4, “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 I am“. Is it possible the Lord could show us something only for us not show any sign of interest? We get used to every day’s life, get comfortable and anyone who might want to disrupt our comfort is someone we want to distance ourselves from. Comfortable to only come to church to worship, that’s about it, not involved in any ministry, not reaching the lost who are still in Egypt under bondage because you and I are safe in the land of the Medianites where God has appeared to these people and to us many times. He turned to see and God called him out.
A man in the making is a man who sees, desires, draws closer to see clearly what is there. If you watch closely, you will find that God is in control of every step, He is the One that draws.
Exodus 3:5 “Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” I believe the first thing God taught Moses was His nature, His Holiness right before introducing Himself. The ground was holy because God who is Holy was present in it. This is also an indication that where God’s presence is, He makes that ground holy. I can now understand why born again Christians can be called holy, God who lives in them is holy. Wow. A man in the making learns that God is holy and therefore comes in reverence in His presence. To continue, blessings Ev