Living words…

Acts 7:30-38

“And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord  appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him,  saying, ‘I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’  And Moses trembled and dared not look.  ‘Then the LORD said to him, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.  I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.” ’

 “This Moses whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’  is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.  He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

“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. Him you shall hear.’

“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, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,

 Moses is now called by God to deliver his people from Egypt.  Now he moves in the power of God and there are signs and wonders verifying the presence of God.  This time there is no fear, this time there is success at carrying out the task given.  The power of God made all the difference.  Stephen says Moses received living words to pass on to us.  A promise of a savior, who will deliver from bondage and set people free to worship their God.  We have living words to share that can set people free from the bondage of their Egypt and give freedom to worship God in spirit and in truth.  “Him you shall hear.’ “- Moses  Are we listening?   Are we receiving? Are we sharing?

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