As we pick up at Acts chapter 7, verse 35, we see GOD’s people initially rejected Moses as their ruler and judge. GOD’s people refused to see and comprehend what GOD was doing for HIS people and who HE was doing through, which was Moses. Once again, GOD’s people were rejecting GOD because they were rejecting the one GOD had chosen, appointed, and anointed for their benefit, to save and deliver HIS people.
Despite the flaw and prideful arrogance on the part of GOD’s people. GOD did not change HIS plans. GOD knew what was and who is best to complete HIS tasks and who would explicitly follow the instructions HE supplied. (Compare to Proverbs 14:12; Hebrews 13:17; Acts 5:29). And that man was Moses. Therefore, GOD was going to use Moses for the purpose to rescue, save, and deliver HIS people from the clitch of Pharoah's hands.
So, here was the people's dilemma. Either they were going to submit and get behind what GOD was doing and who HE was doing it through. Or they were going to refuse to follow GOD’s direction and reject the one GOD has raised up to deliver them. Their plight, if they choose to do the latter, was that they positioned themselves to be in opposition with GOD – refusing to follow GOD’s ways, HIS direction, HIS guidance, and the one HE appointed to be ruler over them. (Compare to Acts 5:39). This was and is so dangerous that they pinned themselves in a position to be removed from the assembly of GOD because they refused to obey. GOD cannot and will not allow the disobedience of a selected few individuals to stop the forward progress of HIS plans to free HIS people. HE needed Moses’ focus to be on doing everything GOD called him to do. And if GOD needed to remove a few men and or women out of Moses' way for Moses to fulfill GOD’s WORD. Then removal GOD will do. Remember, Korah’s rebellion against Moses at Numbers chapter 16.
a rebellious peoplE
In this discussion, we need to explore the hearts, the mindset, and the condition (state) of GOD’s people. How they naturally respond to GOD’s selection – chosen vessel. We need to investigate why their reaction or lack thereof is so dangerous for the assembly of GOD, for people in general, for our communities at large, and even for this world today. We need to understand that we live in a heightened world where anything goes and corruption is the norm – even in our political leadership. This is dangerous. Therefore, it is critical for GOD’s people to know and understand, and see WHO IS GOD USING TO DELIVER HIS PEOPLE TODAY.
People, this means our life or subsequential premature death, if we continue to choose to be blinded by the characteristics of people GOD chooses. That is, the color of their skin, age, gender, experiences, knowledge, influence, how many followers they have on social media or lack thereof. Their likeability, popularity, financial status, etc. GOD knows WHAT HE IS DOING WHEN HE RAISES UP A DELIVER TO SAVE AND DELIVER HIS PEOPLE. But when GOD’s people choose to rebel against the Prophet whom HE has sent, to rebel against GOD, it delays the works of GOD on behalf of HIS people. Things become chaotic and long and drawn out for not only GOD’s people (a delayed answer to your prayers). But also for GOD’s man, the one HE has chosen, which in this case was Moses.
Okay, let’s see what takes place in the next verses and determine what we can learn from it.
Why are the points made thus far applicable? Remember what 1 Corinthians chapter 10, verse 11 says? It reads
I want to expand this discussion on this point but this is not GOD's point of view this afternoon. So, let me move on.
a great exodus they almost forfeited
Thought Provoking: Noticed – no man was a part or involved in this selection process. Compare to 1 Corinthians 12:11, 18, 24 -25, 28.
Look at the complete arrogance and rebellious spirit of GOD’s people who are asking for GOD’s help.
“’ This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, ‘the LORD your GOD will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren….’” (Acts 7:37)
Instead, note what Acts chapter 7, verses 38 and 39 said concerning GOD’s people. They mocked Moses’ efforts to help deliver them by saying. “This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers….”
Did you see that? They are actually saying. Is this not JUST Moses?A man like us? He is no different or better than us is he not? Because he supposedly had an encounter with GOD on Mount Sinai, we now to receive him as our leader and judge? They actually were spitting on the one GOD had anointed as their Prophet because they were blinded by their own self-righteous way of thinking and basing things on how things should be from their perspective. We can expand this point but let’s move on because we need to see and understand their spiritual condition and mindset that affected and spread like gangrene throughout GOD’s entire congregation.
Verse 38 goes on and says, “… the one who received the living oracles to give to us….”
Now, let’s stop right there for a minute. Here, the message or their understanding should be clear but it is not. Again, it says, ‘the one who received the living oracles to give to us.’ What is this ‘living oracle’? If we cross reference this verse and go to Hebrew chapter 5, verse 12. It reads
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
The double-mindedness of GOD’s people. GOD’s people were so conflicted. So confused by what GOD was doing and who HE was doing it through that verse 39 states. Not only did they reject Moses. But … ‘their hearts turned back to Egypt….’
Is this not what we the people are doing today? All over the world, GOD has positioned HIS Prophets to guide HIS people through this tremendous time. To avoid the traps, deception, and lies of this current political administration. GOD has and is exposing their crooked and corrupted ways. And yet, today, we see too many of GOD’s people still choosing to turn their hearts back to the abase leadership we see in our current presidential administration.
So, how did the Israelites – turn their hearts back to Egypt? As Moses was away, sitting before the face of GOD to receive a word from GOD to speak to GOD’s people. The people rebelled and convinced Aaron. The man GOD appointed as Moses’ assistant. To make them another god they could worship and offer sacrifices. That they could celebrate (Acts 7:40-41). Compare to Exodus 20:3.
They, the people of GOD almost forfeited their GREAT EXODUS from Egypt because of their personal ideology. Because they refused to see and understand what GOD was doing? Their ignorance to understand and see why GOD had chosen Moses? They failed to accept GOD’s answer to their prayers because their delivery was not packaged the way they expected.
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