In the Wilderness: Exodus 19

The Israelites prepare to meet the Lord in Exodus 19. (Click on the link to read the verses.)

Up until this time God spoke directly to Moses and Moses gave the message to the people. Now, God makes a plan to speak to His people.

And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever.”
Exodus 19:9

They had three days. Three days to get ready, to consecrate themselves. They washed their garments. They made themselves ready.

God set limits as to how far the people could come.

And you shall set limits for the people all around, saying, ‘Take care not to go up into the mountain or touch the edge of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall be put to death.  No hand shall touch him, but he shall be stoned or shot; whether beast or man, he shall not live.
Exodus 19:12-13

Almost one week has passed since we celebrated the plan God made to speak to us… to be with us. God’s ultimate plan to make a way for us to hear and believe. His plan hung on a cross and we laid Him in the tomb. Three days we waited, made ourselves ready with the preparations of an Easter celebration.

Only this time it’s different. Because there are no limits when it comes to this saving of us. Jesus left those limitations in the grave, and we now have total access to the Father through Jesus.

Won’t you take advantage of what Christ did today? Find time to be in the presence of God with no thought of limitation. Pray, worship, sing, give praise for a stone rolled away, an empty tomb, the Resurrected One.

For He is risen… He is risen indeed!

Father God, thank You for all You’ve done so we may be called “children of God”! So we may come into Your presence, know Your Spirit’s presence in our lives, and follow Your Son right into Your Kingdom.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *