Moses – Shocked in the Desert Excerpts

“From Sinai (where they received holiness instructions) to Kadesh-Barnea, the people were wandering. The wilderness was part of necessary discipleship, for growth in relationship with God, but wandering was due to their complaining and unbelief. There is a difference between wilderness and wandering. Jesus was sent into the wilderness, but He never wandered aimlessly.”

“Therein lies the apple awaiting all of us―do we trust that God is good? Do we even believe what God has said? Do we even know what He said? Do we even believe He speaks? Do we think our thoughts are His thoughts? Do we pay attention to our thoughts long enough to try and discern whose thoughts they are or what impact they have on our lives? If we don’t pay attention to our thoughts and discern correctly where they originate, we will never move forward; we will continually be going around the mountains that we face.”

“Resisting His authority will ultimately bring shame upon us. If you are feeling shame, perhaps you have been resisting His authority and doing things your own way. Get realigned to His purposes and He will restore the years the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:12–27).”

“God will destroy your pride to humble you so that you can receive blessing in the end. How often we try and build a persona that works in the world, a likeness that is a phantom image of who God has created us to be. And as we gaze upon the falseness, we begin to worship it because it is our craven heart’s desire of what we perceive as beautiful, successful or even religious.”

“Jesus said we will be required to give an account of every idle word we have spoken. Idle in the Greek language means unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless:–barren, idle, slow. So therefore, we see that what Jesus means is that we will give account for every lazy, useless, and barren word we speak, words that are faithless and do not operate to bring forth fruit in His kingdom.

“In our trials and temptations, God wants to bring us to the next level of authority, but we must listen closely to discern His instructions as it is a new area; we cannot access new territorywith yesterday’s anointing.”

“Remember that the clouds of confusion are just the dust of God’s feet as He is paving the way for us into new territory.”

“Our faith will be tested over and over again as God brings us into situations He has orchestrated for our growth into the destiny in Christ that He has for us.”

“Will we let God shock us and refine our faith so that He can bring life to dead situations in ours and others’ lives, or do we want to be right in our own understanding and stay where we are in our faith walk?”

“God will work with us to show us where we are, trying to get us in line with His purposes, even to the extent of using adversarial means to correct us. In 1 Kings 12:24 (KJV), we see that what seemed a matter of evil against them and a cause for war was actually the hand of the Lord. “Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me.” We would be wise to consider God’s sovereignty when we are in adversity and ask Him the purpose.”