Communication From God
Desire which is focused upon the Lord will open a door of
communication with Him.
Moses had an intense desire for God. "Show me Your glory,"
he pleaded in Exodus 33:18. We have evidence that this desire
moved within him in his early life. When Moses was young,
God communicated with him, for he was aware then that God
had called him to deliver his brothers from Egyptian bondage
The burning bush was one of the methods of communication
from God to Moses(Exodus 3). At Mount Sinai, God called Moses
to Himself for a very lengthy communication. According to
Exodus 24:16, Moses ascended the mount and waited there in
His presence for six days.
"And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai,
and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh
day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the
This extensive communication lasted 34 days, probably without
interruption day or night, since Moses neither ate nor drank
during that time (Deuteronomy 9:9). It appears that Moses
did not sleep during this time for it would be hard to sleep
with God that close.
God sometimes leads us into the fire in order to clean us
out. Communications follow the burning of the dross. If we
do not properly respond to the fire of God by failing to surrender
to Him that which He is seeking, then the communication which
God intended will not occur and great loss will result.
Once communication is established however, a messenger is
born. This messenger becomes God's mouthpiece to those who
have not met with Him, as Jesus testifies.
"The Son can do nothing of himself, but what
He seeth the Father do: for what things soever
He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
For the Father loveth (phileo) the Son, and
sheweth Him all things that Himself doeth:
and He will shew Him greater works than these,
that ye may marvel" John 5:19-20.
Without communication, Jesus would not know what his Father
is doing. If He did not know, how could He accomplish His
Communication is crucial. We must have it - even if it means
experiencing the wilderness for a time to bring us to the
place where we realize our need to hear from Him.