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I Will Be With You
October 11, 2020

I Will Be With You

October 11, 2020

Exodus 3:1 – 4:13

Moses had to learn that work is done by God, not .

Moses’ were showing he thought it all depended on him, not God.

The Message In The Name

Previously Moses knew God as “”.

 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.’” God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.  Exodus 3:14-15 NASB

God’s revelation of Himself by this name revealed that He had the to be available for His people, whatever their needs.

This name declares of God, “I Am all the – within, , , behind, past, and future.

Moses had asked – “Who am I?” But the most important question is who .

Moses realized that he needed to go to both the Israelites and the Egyptians.

The name “I AM” includes all His other .

However – to use this name effectively it requires .

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6 NASB

Moses’ Credentials

Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’”   Ex. 4:1 NASB

Moses feared because of his of authority.

Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.   Acts 7:22 NASB

1st “What is that in your hand?” A ?

God uses the instruments to accomplish mighty .

The staff became to Moses what the Jesus Christ is to us today.

God’s methods are not always to us.

2nd The Lord furthermore said to him, “Now put your hand into your bosom.” So he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. Then He said, “Put your hand into your bosom again.” So he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh.  Exodus 4:6-7 NASB

Leprosy = . Bosom = . Hand = what we .

Thus – the that holds the of God’s power must be a cleansed , which shows a cleansed .

3rd But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”  Exodus 4:9 NASB

4th “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent.” Exodus 4:10-14 NASB

While people seek better , God seeks better who are completely surrendered to Him.

Moses’ only responsibility is to the “I AM”.

Things To Think About

  • God’s
  • God can use anyone in spite of our .
  • God wants us to be , not .
  • God uses our to us.

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