Exodus 3:13-14 – “Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” NASB
We have looked at this directive that I received from the Lord in prayer and I feel woefully inadequate to fulfill the charge but am giving it a go. If I can open one eye to one truth, the exercise is worth all the effort and any frustration I experience.
Thus far we have looked at Who GOD is and declared that He IS, He SEES, He HEARS, He KNOWS, He DELIVERS, He SEES, He HEARS, He KNOWS, He Comes to Deliver, He Sends Forth, He is with those whom He sends, He desires Worship, and He IS what we need when we need it. Those are declarations regarding the character and person of God that hopefully will inspire everyone to dig deeper than my superficial address of those traits, qualities, and characteristics.
As we continue it is beneficial for us to consider other things about God to help us fully or grasp who He is in a greater measure. I doubt that any of us could offer enough instruction or information for the human mind and spirit to fully grasp Who He Is.
He INSTRUCTS – – In verse 15 we find God giving detailed directions to Moses as to what He was to do and say to the children of Israel when he got back to Egypt. If you study, you find that each of God’s Covenants and Promises carries with them instructions. Likewise, every Covenant and Promise has a Provision. God instructs and provides. That’s Who He Is!
He Is Incredibly ORDERLY – – In verse 16, God gave Moses the order or process by which he was to operate and proceed. I notice the order of God in many things and in the account where Jesus fed the multitude at the end of the day order was there. Before his instructions to feed them, they were permitted to sit or stand wherever they pleased, now, He has them arranged in groups and fed them with 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish. There is Order in the Kingdom of God and He will never allow us to operate outside His Order. His order unleashes and releases His power.
I ask that you recall the account in 2 Kings 3 when Elisha was giving God’s directive to Israel as they were being attacked by powerful forces. In verse 16 he instructed them to ‘make the valley full of ditches.’ That might sound a little trite, but they obeyed the Word from God and when the arose the next morning the ditches were full of sparkling water. However, when the Moabites looked, they saw ‘blood’ and rushed to their destruction. Preparation always precedes blessing! Always!
He Is The GOD Who PROSPERS – – In verse 21 we find the amazing promise, “And I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.” Jesus said in Luke 12:32 that it was His Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom. In Matthew 6:33 we are promised provision if we will place God before everything in our lives. In Proverbs 13:22 we are informed that God has laid up the wealth of the wicked for the just. Then in 3 John 1:2, the prayer of John was that the believers would “prosper and be in health, even as their soul prospered.” It is God’s desire to Bless us and make us Prosper.
He Uses WHAT WE HAVE – – That is amplified in Exodus 4:2 when Moses was protesting that he was unqualified and God reminded him that He would use what Moses had, not what he did not have. Initially what we have may be small, but God will make it grow and expand as we walk in obedience and trust Him.
He Is The GOD OF MIRACLES – – That should go without saying but in Exodus 4:6-9 God makes this clear. God is a Miracle Worker and a Covenant Keeper. We can trust Him. One of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit is the ‘Gift of Working of Miracles.’
When we know Him as did Moses, we can do incredible things for God. However, Moses, like too many of us, kept making excuses and human justifications as to why he could not do what God said he could. That is why Moses had to be empty of self and that is the heart of the message of John the Baptist, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Even with Saul, the word from God was, “When you were little in your own eyes.”
David was not looking for the job of being King, he was a shepherd. Joshua was the loyal servant of Moses the man of God and God elevated him to rulership. When we lose our self-sufficiency, we are able to move into His sufficiency. When we empty out self that makes room for us to be filled with Him.
The choice is self and our natural abilities or God and His supernatural abilities. The choice is our manipulation and plans or God’s provision, call, development and sending forth. He IS! He SEES! He HEARS! He KNOWS! He DELIVERS! He SENDS! He is WITH US! He INSTRUCTS! He has an ORDER! He is WHAT we need WHEN we need it! He PROSPERS! He is a MIRACLE WORKER! He Uses WHAT WE HAVE!
God makes and keeps His Covenant and He has Promised that we can Pull Down Strongholds! Now is the time to embrace Who He Is, and Believe He is, He can, and He will!
Have a great day!