Fire From The Midst
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian.
And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn."
So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!"
And he said, "Here I am."
Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
I was in prayer a few days ago and waiting on The Lord, when I heard His response, “Look to the burning bush.” Now this was possibly the first Bible story that I — and many of us — had heard, and God’s message to Moses from the midst of the Holy Fire was “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
This was God’s personal message to Moses, but it becomes a personal message to each of us — He calls us by name — and what it speaks to you or me is as personal and individual as each of us are. Take off your shoes; let nothing come between your walk with The Lord and His Holy Ground. What that means for you will no doubt be different from what it means to me. The when and the where will enter in also. The why is simply that each of us needs The Holy Spirit passionate fire speaking to us.
We are the bush, the wood — natural living beings; prickly and stubbornly clinging to our spiritual desert — and His Holy Fire in us does not burn or consume us, for it is gentle, yet giving new life; speaking wisdom and truth, discernment and guidance, even without our realising the fact. He wishes to lead us out of that desert, and into holy ground, into His life.
Moses was set a task by the Angel of The Lord (The Messenger), and each one of us will also be given direction in this way. Open yourself to His Voice in the midst of the fire — His Holy Spirit speaking to you in your innermost being.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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GEORGE and GILL STEWART