360 Turn Around By: Kim Warner
Moses was a man raised up for God’s work. He had the advantage of living in the pharaoh’s home and reaping the amenities of God’s grace. I’m sure you’re asking “What is this that Kim is saying?” I’m saying his mother, like Mary, Jesus’ mother knew there was a divine appointment with his life. As we look back in the timing we find that the order was sent out to kill all the male children. Moses’ father and mother kept him hidden and a secret until they couldn’t keep him any longer. His mother set him in a basket and sent him down the river. She knew someone would receive him because she knew the gatherers in that area would be there. The gatherers were the pharaoh’s people. Pharaoh’s daughter was the one that received the boy and raised him as her own in the palace.
Time passed and Moses became a grown man. He observed the beating the slaves were receiving and it affected him. It bothered him so much that hewent out to stop any Egyptian from beating and slavery and Moses killed the Egyptian slave driver. So Moses returned home and the news traveled to the pharaoh. Moses knew that his stay was over. He escaped into the wilderness. The wilderness is merely a state of mind that one retreats to when confused. Until the confusion is mastered you, like Moses will be in the wilderness. Upon Moses’ awakening from this state of mind, he found himself in the home of a man called Jethro who is a priest. Jethro has land and flock he shepherds and also a lovely daughter Zipphorah. Moses married this young woman and so Jethro imparted all his knowledge into Moses. These flock we’ve read about and were thinking they were animals aren’t animals now. Read to gain wisdom, the bible always refers to shepherds as leaders and the flock are the followers.
So Jethro leaves Moses to watch over the flock and they have such a good time in worship that the anointing comes over Moses and, Moses imagines a bush burning and it’s talking to him. So Moses begins to walk up to see closer what he’s hearing a voice coming out of and as he gets closer the voice out of the bush says “Don’t come any closer, Take off those shoes – this is Holy ground you are entering into!” I’m sure Moses said “What is going on?” But God will never allow the human to bring anything of his into his presence and the shoes or sandals present the intellect of man. You can’t take your thoughts to God when he knows all. What good is it, then, that you wouldn’t get the fullness of what the presence is releasing to you? Anyway The word begins to tell him, that his people have been in the wilderness crying for 40 years and Moses, you must go and bring my people out of captivity. Moses is thinking “Me? Why me, and how do I do this?” The word of God responds and says, “I will be with you.” Moses says “Who shall I say sent me, when I go for them?” Tell them I am THE GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
I find this to be very intriguing, because the same place Moses left, because of killing someone, is the same place God sent him back to free his people. Moses was sent back to the scene of a crime he committed to let the people see that God is truly a redeemer. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, or the word came and changed me, it raised me. I’m not who I used to be, I’ve been through the fire, the flood and through the rain and he never left me. I’ve been washed in the blood of the crucified one – I’ve been redeemed. Redemption will always send the example of what is to be. It is the mind and heart of man that becomes the deciding factor in his fate.