Welcome back to the Fire Place. On Monday, we started a new aspect of our series on growing in God by discussing about the life of Joseph and his process of growth into the fullness of God’s plans for his life. Today, we shall continue by gleaning from the life and times of Moses, particularly his process of growth into being ready for God’s purpose for his life. In our process of living as believers on earth, it is important for us to note that prophecy is never enough! A man of God once said, any faith that places no demand on you is a reckless faith! The same goes for prophecy. Every prophecy must be accompanied by necessary actions to bring it forth into existence. Such as prayer and fasting, taking responsible actions, etc. No matter the weight of God’s predestined purpose for a man’s life, when it is not backed up by conscious decisions and actions, it will always end in failure! We must be ready to bear the responsibility of the price dimension of God’s purpose for our lives. God cannot be mocked, whatsoever a man sows, he shall reap. Until we start taking necessary actions and get serious with our growth in God, the results of our lives won’t be different from others. Let’s get ready for a life changing journey through the life of Moses. Get ready for the Fire Experience!
The birth of most children of destiny recorded in the bible were recorded to express the peculiarity and fragility that surrounded their births. Samuel’s birth was preceded by seven years of barrenness; John the Baptist’s birth was preceded by a more than fifty year of barrenness coupled with the appearance of an angel of God to his father before he was conceived. The list is endless! Moses’ birth happened in this same version. Being birthed at a very dangerous period for any male child born to the Hebrew slaves, he enjoyed an unusual grace as his mother was bold enough to hide him from every evil eyes for the first three months of his life. Funny how he wasn’t given any name due to the situations around all to ensure that he is far away from every appearance of death. Grace further found Moses as he was literarily led into the arms of Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted her knowing fully well that he belonged to the Hebrew slaves. A lesson that cannot be ignored from the early days of Moses is that, God is always actively involved in the process of growth of His children. He won’t allow any evil to befall them. The reality of this truth is that, if God practically guided us through our early years on earth, what made us stop trusting in His ability to further lead us safely through the journey of life now that we are adults?
If God practically guided us through our early years on earth, what made us stop trusting in His ability to further lead us safely through the journey of life now that we are adults?
Moses continued to grow physically and academically as he stayed more in the Palace. He lived as a prince, definitely trained by the best scholars of his days and most assuredly nurtured in the best most possible way, as Egypt was one of the most civilized Nations of the world at that time. Nevertheless, his root remained unchanged. He was still a Hebrew boy, not also forgetting that God’s covenant was still very strong upon him being from a special tribe in Israel, Levi. This opens up a wide contrast on his academic upbringing, he was being trained in the language, craft and practices of the Egyptians including their spiritual ways of doing things for he was a potential King in that land. On the other hand, he was innocently drifting away from all that he was supposed to represent as a son of Israel. When he reached maturity, as expected he displayed only the kind of wisdom he was trained with. We must understand that, every other knowledge we gather here on earth no matter how important they seem, will amount to nothing without the concrete foundation of the word of God in our lives! Moses, knowing fully that he was Hebrew wanted to defend his origin and in the process, he displayed the stuff he was made of, anger and wrath spoke!
Human education will never be able replace the place of God training His chosen ones for His special usage on earth.
This can be said to be the beginning of doom for Moses, the prince of Egypt as well as the Hebrew slave man. No man can fully pay the price and the consequences that comes with the lack of growing up in God for His divine purposes! If the best education that Moses received could not bribe God enough to waive His principles, then your efforts to boycott spiritual growth today will not work out! If God will use you, He must train you. Human education will never be able replace the place of God training His chosen ones for His special usage on earth.
If God will use you, He must train you
We must therefore be wise and responsible enough to give ourselves intentionally to being trained by God for destiny fulfillment as soon as we realize ourselves in God! Moses would have passed every human test required to start a revolution to lead a new nation out of colonization; but since the principles of God cannot be waived for anyone, Moses had to go through the rigorous process of learning afresh all that he was unable to learn in the house of Pharaoh! The delay in the training of Moses kept the enslaved nation of Israel for forty more years in continuous labour. Believers must understand that, every time they draw back in their process of being trained by God, souls keeps perishing for it. The earlier we start to take responsibilities about our growth in God, the earlier we can be ready for the Master’s use on earth. Get serious!
Believers must understand that, every time they draw back in their process of being trained by God, souls keeps perishing for it.
In the school of destiny, the law of process is one of the most important lesson that must be learnt. God is more interested in the process that births you forth as a witness of His Kingdom on earth than every other thing you will do for Him later! The different stories of generals of faith in the bible displays the continuous interest and attention of God in man’s journey into getting equipped for His use than the results displayed in the end. Noah waited for 120 years before God’s word got confirmed concerning his life. Abraham waited for 25 years for a promised son. Joseph waited for 14 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. God prepares His special weapons in the most unusual ways.
God is more interested in the process that births you forth as a witness of His Kingdom on earth than every other thing you will do for Him later!
Waiting deepens man, it broadens man’s understanding and revelation about God. The test of time is always there to indicate whether we are still pretending or actually ready to carry God’s mandate for our lives. If you survive the process, then you deserve the result! Moses stayed in Midian under the tutelage of Jethro, tending his flock. Once again we see God using smaller tests to train His elects for the bigger picture. Moses had to tend the sheep of his Father in law as God was using this to signify the nation of Israel that Moses would have to lead to their promised land later in his days on earth. How often do you pay attention to the little things God already committed in your hands today? Failing the little tests today might be your life’s report of lack of readiness for the bigger purposes of God for your life.
If you survive the process, then you deserve the result!
Finally, Moses enjoyed the faithfulness of God as He was duly called to become the savior of Israel during his encounter with God at Mount Horeb. We must understand that, our God is faithful. He will never forget our labour of love. He sees it all; the days of hard labour, the nights of unrewarded sacrifices we made in our work for Him and others, and so on. At the right time, God will always show up, this time around He always make the process worth it through the things He commits into our hands afterwards. For Moses, he was to deliver the children of Israel from the hand of the hardened hearted Pharaoh; for Joseph, he was to save Egypt from the seven years of famine by ensuring that adequate preparations are made for the bad days coming ahead through wise management decisions in the years of plenty. Today, we keep seeing the explosion of men that God already trained in the secret place as they go about fulfilling God’s mandate for their lives. The question still remains, where do you stand in all of these? Are you yielded unto God already? Have you started your journey of growth or you are still wasting years like the younger Moses? Make the right decision today. The world awaits your manifestation. Shalom!