Horn of Oil Day 5
27 And the Lord said unto Moses, write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
28 And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
Moses, a diligent leader for the Kingdom of God, did not find God’s people praying and waiting for him as he first descended from the mountain alone after seeking God for direction beyond the Red Sea. Unfortunately, after forty days and forty nights, he found God’s people had been disobedient during his absence. The Israelites had just witnessed one of the greatest miracles of all times but lost their faith in the wait. Then Moses, filled with anointing, after being in the presence of the Lord, became so disappointed in the people of God that he threw the tablets containing God’s instructions and they shattered. The people had broken the laws of God!
The setting for our scripture is when Moses returns to God to ask the Lord for another chance to receive HIS instructions after the people of God broke the first ones. Moses was pleading with God for a do over and offered himself as a sacrifice on their behalf! (Exodus 32: 30-33) Sound familiar? Have you ever had to go before the Lord knowing that you broke HIS instructions, and had to ask for a do over? Have you ever offered yourself as a sacrifice so that someone else can have another chance?
Like Moses, and just like Adam and Eve, all believers can find themselves breaking the laws of God. It doesn’t matter how long you have been in church, how well you pray, how dedicated you are, how obedient you have been in the past, or how much scripture you recite, ALL sin and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Moses found himself in a place needing redemption from the Lord. Unlike the garden, Moses was willing to humble himself, confess the sin before God and offer himself in sacrifice (fast) to receive forgiveness. Moses fasted to demonstrate to God that he was willing to sacrifice his flesh to hear and be obedient to the Spirit of God. His fasting was a purposeful sacrifice to seek access to a fresh start, to save his relationship with the Lord and regain access to God’s personal advice through HIS instructions. Moses knew he would be lost in the wilderness without direction and instructions from God. Isn’t that exactly how we feel when we have broken one of God’s commands? We know we need God’s guidance and direction, or we will be lost without HIM. HIS relationship is invaluable to us, so we find ourselves crying out, “Lord, may I please have another chance?”
People of God, the Lord is aware of your daily trials and HE knows all about your responses to life’s disappointments. (Psalm 139: 1-6) Our horn of oil today scripture shows us that God already had a plan for how he was going to redeem Moses and HIS people so they would still have access to HIS love and advice. Moses and the people were not lost due to their sin. Praise God! You can see God never left the mountain, HE was there waiting to save, waiting to deliver, waiting to restore. All Moses had to do was to climb higher in his humility and offer true, sacrificial repentance to be redeemed. Sound familiar?
Yes, our Heavenly Father is the same God yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) New Testament tells us that God loves us so much that HE wants to always be there for us in our time of trouble, when we find ourselves outside of the law and needing a do over. HE wants us to have access to a plan for redemption once and for all, a plan that can save HIS people from the wages of sin. (John 3:16)
The plan is here and active for believers today. It was revealed through HIS son Jesus! Believer’s our New Testimony is, God did not give HIS instructions to us on a tablet of clay, like he gave Moses, that could be broken, could be easily thrown down and shattered. Our Heavenly Father gave us HIS Word, HIS Instructions, HIS Advice in the flesh as one who lived and dwelt among us and now in us. God gave his people, HIS only begotten son, Jesus, the Word of God, to be the Christ. (our redeemer) (John 1:14) Jesus was the human sacrifice that took away the sins of the world! What can wash away our sin, nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Thank you, Jehovah for planning our way of escape from eternal destruction. Bless you Lord God for all should bow and attest to your glory, your astounding omniscience. How great thou art to devise a plan that shall remain effective for all eternity. A plan that shall not be broken! Death could not even break God’s plan for us. Christ rose again from the dead to send back his Holy Spirit so that God’s Word, God’s Instructions, God’s Advice can now live within us. Hallelujah! Now the Word is written on the tablets of our hearts through the Holy Spirit, so we won’t sin against God. (Psalm 119:11)
The Lord loves to mend what is broken and reassure us that all is not lost. (2 Peter 3:9) Jesus is going to keep HIS promise to us even when HE has to be patient with us and wait. HE wants no one to perish so HE will wait for you to come to HIM and repent.
Let us repent during this fast for all sins committed known and unknown.
Fast and repent!
Our scripture shows us that the Lord God is there waiting to forgive and repair what was broken. Moses went before God, humble, willing to sacrifice his fleshly desires(fasting), to confess the sins of the people and receive forgiveness from the Lord.
Use this fast as a gateway for repairing, restoring, and reclaiming access to all that the Lord Jesus has accessible for you. Fast and repent! The Lord is waiting for you to ascend to HIS presence to have a one on one with HIM. In that secret place, Jesus will discuss your redemption package.
Daniel Fast Day 5- Fast and Repent, God is waiting for you!