KHANDIE'S KORNER - "July 14, 2003"

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Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)

"When the Lord God Calls"

“And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.  And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand?  And he said, a rod.  And He said, Cast it on the ground.  And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.  And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail.  And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:  That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.  And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom.  And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.  And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again.  And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.  And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.   And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dray land.  And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.   And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth?  Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the blind?   Have not I THE LORD?  Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.  And he said, O my Lord, send, I prey thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.  And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, is not Aaron the Levite thy brother?  I know that he can speak well.  And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.   And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.  And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.  And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.”  (Ex  4:1-17) 

Here in the book of Exodus, is the story of the beloved Moses and the work the Lord had called him into. 

Moses was a most humble man,   called by God to do that which in the natural appeared seemingly impossible, but indeed by the power of Almighty God, led an entire Nation of people out from under the bondage and slavery of Egypt as was commanded by the Lord, and into a land flowing with milk and honey thus fulfilling the promise of the Lord for His people Israel. 

When Moses first received the call of the Lord confirming that he had been chosen to “lead the children of Israel”, he reacted as many of us would and have reacted to our own callings, that being with great hesitation and apprehension.  Rather than immediately accept the words of the Lord WITHOUT questioning, he instead began to give excuses as to why HE believed he was not qualified for what God had called him to do.   

If we read through his many excuses, we will notice that he focused more on his incapability’s rather than God’s power to work through him, much like many believers today.  He begins first by questioning his “self-worth” in saying: WHO AM I that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”  Already his focus was on how “inadequate” he thought he was, and how “great” he believed Pharaoh to be.  Even after the Lord God assured him that he would indeed be with him, Moses still sought for more excuses.   “What if they ask your name?  Who am I to say sent me?” “They will not believe me nor my words and will say, ‘The Lord have not appeared unto you’.”  On and on Moses went, with a determination to somehow convince the Lord that he’d chosen the wrong vessel.  Trying the Lord’s patience with each excuse, Moses finally gives his last in saying: “Lord, I’m not eloquent, I’m slow of speech, and I have a slow tongue…”  And even when the Lord promised Moses that he would be with his “mouth” and teach him what he should say, he still pressed on in begging the Lord to send someone else.   It would appear at this point the Lord had had enough of Moses’ excuses as the word says the Lord’s anger was kindled against Moses, thus he instructs Moses to speak the words HE gives him, to his brother Aaron, and Aaron would then be the spokesman for the people.  At anytime the Lord could have told Moses to forget the whole thing, and could have instead chosen Aaron who was not “afraid” to speak to the people and would have probably gone forward without hesitation or question.  However, Moses was THE LORD’S CHOICE.  For God saw something in Moses that even he could not see.  All that Moses considered to be “inadequacies” were PEFECT for the Lord to Glorify HIMSELF through.  God was not looking for “greatness”, but for someone HE could be GREAT THROUGH.  He was not looking for eloquent speech, but for someone who would simply open his mouth and allow the speech of the Lord to flow through.  He was not looking for perfection, but for someone HE COULD PER-FECT!   Thus, Moses was the absolute PERFECT vessel to be used of the Lord to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.  His humble heart was pleasing to the Lord.  His lack of desire to be seen of men, and glorified by man was exactly what the Lord was looking for, as then ONLY GOD would receive the Glory for the demonstrated miracles. 

Moses is like MANY today in the Body of Christ, for “when The Lord God Calls” we often, as Moses did, give excuses as why we believe we are not “fitting” for the position.  We begin instantly looking at ourselves, our limitations, our inability’s, and often with our speech try to convince the Lord that HE  who’s ALL KNOWING, ALL SEEING, ALL POWERFUL, THE GREAT I AM, has somehow made a mistake in choosing us.  The moment he gives a vision as to what he’s called some to do,  we begin to dissect it weighing out the all the pro’s and con’s, and because we are unable to physically SEE the possibility in the “natural”, we instantly begin to view the whole vision as IMPOSSIBLE, and some even begin to question whether the vision was from the Lord at all.  “Perhaps it was my own wishful thinking (some may say), how can I really be sure this is the Lord’s call, this is HIS will for my life?”   If ANY vision is way beyond your reach, where there is absolutely NOTHING YOU CAN DO to bring it to pass, and the fulfillment of that vision would bring GOD GLORY and NOT YOURSELF, then you can rest assure it is given by the Lord.  If he thought you somehow could do it ALL on your own, he would have not chosen you for the pride of such a one, would end in ruins.  But, when the Lord God Calls, he will often give the most impossible assignment, to the most ordinary, least likely person that through such a one, HE and ONLY HE would be glorified.  

Thus, “When The Lord God Calls”, it would be wise to answer His call in total surrender, remembering that The Lord KNOWS the end to all things.   You were called and ordained of the Lord while you were yet in your mother’s womb.  What may look impossible to you, IS POSSIBLE with Him for it will not be you, but HIM WORKING THROUGH YOU to bring that which he’s birthed in you to pass and ALL for His Glory.    Therefore, be not concerned with the “how’s, why’s and what if’s” for that which he’s spoken to you, He will surely bring it to pass.  Worry not as to who would believe and who would not, for those who have EARS to hear, WILL HEAR!   Give no thought as to the “when and where”, but rather utilize the available time given in building up and feeding your spirit that when the time comes that he says GO, you will move forward with boldness and not look back.  Remember to think not of your inability’s, but rather focus on HIS ABILITY!

“When The Lord God Calls”, ponder not, question not, but ANSWER QUICKLY…..YES LORD!!

I love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!

May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always…….

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