Friday, February 6, 2015

Have You Disappeared Into the Cloud?

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Then Moses climbed up the mountain, and the cloud covered it.  And the glory of the lord settled down on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days.  On the seventh day the lord called to Moses from inside the cloud.  To the Israelites at the foot of the mountain, the glory of the lord appeared at the summit like a consuming fire.  Then Moses disappeared into the cloud as he climbed higher up the mountain. He remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 24:15-18 (New Living Translation)

As you begin to climb the Mountain of the Lord, you will hear first words of discouragement from those whose lives are lived to please themselves and not God. But as you go higher on that mountain voices of jeering and ridicule will also attempt to pull you back away from God. The enemies of God who stand in the Valley of Sin and watch you ascend toward Heaven will hope to see you fall from that Mountain and be destroyed. But then, one day like Moses you will "disappear into the cloud as you climb higher up the mountain."

The place of greatest blessing and most glorious relationship is in the Cloud on the Mountain of God! It is a place that the world below cannot see! Yes, you are to live as an example to those who don't know Jesus, but don't be afraid to step into the Cloud and hear the Word of the Lord as you bask in His presence!

And as you climb the Holy Mountain, remember that there will come a time when you must step into the Cloud where no one can see you except God Himself. And while you are there, you will see no one but God!
Moses didn't stay in the Cloud. He returned to the people. But because Moses had been in the presence of God, he was empowered by God to lead the Children of Israel to the Promised Land.

Power for the ministry to which God has called you does not come from education, preparation, planning, or fund raising. The Power to do what God calls you to do comes from being in the Cloud with Him! And don't forget that ever since Jesus returned to the Father, the Holy Spirit has been dwelling in His people. The Cloud is within you!

"Lord Jesus, help me today to disappear into the Cloud so that I may hear the voice of God in everything I do. And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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