FEELING EMPTY and POWERLESS
by David Wilkerson
Moses was possessed by God. When he lived in Pharaoh´s house,
he refused to be called Pharaoh´s son: "Choosing rather to suffer
affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures
of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the
treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward" (Hebrews 11:25-26).
There is no doubting God´s touch on Moses´ life while he was in
Egypt. He knew he was called to deliver Israel; in fact, he assumed
the Israelites would recognize him as their deliverer when he killed
the Egyptian slave driver. Stephen testified of this: "[He] struck
down the Egyptian. For he supposed that his brethren would have
understood that God would deliver them by his hand" (Acts 7:24-25).
Instead, Moses had to flee Egypt because of his action. By the
time he left he was totally sold out to God, although he had no
idea he was about to hide on the back side of a desert for forty years.
What does this wilderness period in Moses´ life represent? It is
a time that many God-possessed servants face. You may be one
of them, feeling that you are stuck in a place far beneath your
abilities. Moses was just such a servant. He had a mighty call
on his life and he dreamed of doing great works for God, yet he
was in a wasteland with no apparent future.
While Moses was convinced he had no voice and no message,
God was working behind the scenes. One day he set a bush on
fire and spoke from it, "Take off your shoes, Moses. You´re on
holy ground! Now you are about to see great things in your service to me."
That burning bush was the fire of the Holy Spirit moving through
a natural object. Likewise today, God wants to reveal more of
himself to you so that others around you will realize, "That
person has been with Jesus." As you seek him with renewed
intensity, you will be turned into a new man, a new woman.
Just as it was with Moses, your best days are still ahead.
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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of theFather, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Matthew 28 : 19
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