ARMED WITH A STICK
Ex. 17:5 ¶ And the LORD said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go.
Moses was on the verge of an incredible journey, a journey of trials and temptations in the wilderness that would last 40 years. It was a journey of danger and responsibility, and the only thing that could sustain him was an encounter with the Holy One of Israel. Moses endured the challenges that he faced “as seeing Him who is invisible” (Heb. 11:27). Armed with just a stick, Moses stood on the edge of the Red Sea and looked straight into the face of the most powerful empire that the earth had ever known. This meager instrument was all he had, but it was the tool that the Lord gave him to use against the Egyptians. In the same way, God will give you the tools that you need to deal with the problems in front of you. I have no idea what trials you are facing today, but God knows. What I do know is that the only way for you to endure whatever problem you’re facing is to have a heart-encounter with the invisible God. Despite the circumstances, you can endure by seeing with your heart this God who is invisible.
How can you have this kind of experience in our modern world? It’s really quite simple but difficult at the same time. Like The Lord told Moses, stand still and see the salvation of God. We must be still. What does that mean? Somehow, shut out the noise and cluttering your life. Somehow, get in a place so quiet and wait. Yo will surely find your invisible friend.
Before his experience with the burning bush, Moses tasted a life like no other. He had dined on the finest foods and partaken of the finest drinks from all over the world. However, Moses had never tasted anything like the One who appeared before him on the back side of the desert. He had lived in the greatest luxury, but it could not compare to the riches of God’s presence. Moses had seen the power and authority of Pharaoh, but he had never witnessed such power and authority as he did on the day that he fell on his face before the great I am. From that day forward, Moses walked with his unseen friend. His unseen friend was there, touching him, speaking to him, empowering him, and equipping him for his journey.
Today, this unseen friend is still here. The Holy Ghost wants to walk with you, just as He walked with Moses. Have you been in the fire and heard the voice of God? Have you set your eyes on this unseen friend, this awesome God? Everywhere Moses went from that day forward, he saw this One who is invisible. Maybe today is the day you will stand still and see this invisible God.