Exodus 2:14 NKJV Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”
So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!”
In the previous posts, I mentioned that I believed there were at least two reasons that Moses feared when the man said to him, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” I believe the second thing Moses feared was the truth of his calling.
Up until now the call of God has been stirring within Moses and although he probably hasn’t fully realized what that means, I believe Moses sensed the call to help and lead his people. I believe that is why Moses had been out among his Hebrew brethren the day before and that was why he was there again that day. When the man in the wrong here said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us?” I think that rattled Moses to the core. On the one hand, something probably leaped inside him saying, “Yes it’s true, for this reason I was spared. That is my calling and purpose.” On the other hand, he was confronted with the reality of what that meant and the call so clear in his heart was questioned, and the reality and weight of his assignment caused Moses to fear.
Oh that’s silly some may say and perhaps in the case of Moses it is. However we do have an enemy who does try to get us to question the Words of life that God speaks to us through His Word and to our hearts by His Spirit. In Mark 4:14-15, Jesus tells us Satan comes immediately to steal the word sown in our hearts.
Mark 4:14-15 NKJV The sower sows the word. (15) And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown.
When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
Our adversary doesn’t want the Word spoken to you to be fully realized and take up root in your heart. So he immediately comes to challenge that word and try to take it from you. Do you remember what happened after Jesus was baptized by John? The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove came and rested upon Jesus. Then an audible voice spoke from the heavens, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased (Matt 3:16-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-23).” Jesus then goes out into the wilderness and here comes the devil to tempt Him. The
first thing recorded that Satan says to Jesus is, “If you’re the Son of God…” If… if…? God spoke audibly from heaven saying, “This is MY beloved SON…” You see the devil tries to elicit fear and by attempting to get us to question God’s call and/or His Word.
“Am I really called by God?” “Does, He really love me?” “Will God see me through?” Yes. Yes. Yes. You can count on God. In those times where the enemy is trying to get you into fear and question God’s Word for you, do what Jesus did and speak the WORD! God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:18). Hold onto the promise and it will be unto you just as He has said. FEAR NOT!