FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD
His Grace Sir Godfrey Gregg DD
To our beloved Patriarch and Bishop of Starlight of Israel Healing School Sir Darrindel Hoyte-Johnson, Patriarch McGillvary and the Queen Abbess of London, England; Matriarch-Elect Hon. Janet McClean, Crowned Queen Abbess Dr. Jacinta Albert-Patrick, Queen Abbess Dr. Patricia Hackshaw, Cardinal Sir Eric Alleyne, brothers, sisters, friends and well-wishers greetings.
God’s name is as mysterious and massive as He is.
The God Who Introduces Himself
For forty peaceful years, Moses leads the bleatingly quiet life of a shepherd, until one day he is mesmerized by an ever-burning bush. God speaks out of the flames. He has seen the abuse of His people in Egypt, heard their anguish. And He is sending Moses to rescue them.
Moses stutters and fumbles through his excuses. “What should I tell the people if they ask me what Your name is?” he asks, overwhelmed. The Ancient of Days reveals His personal name — I Am who I Am. Moses has nothing to fear — the mighty God is going with him. For credibility and to calm Moses’ anxious heart, God gives Moses the ability to work three miracles. Still unconvinced and insecure, Moses asks God to send someone else. Frustrated, God explains that He has already sent Moses’ eloquent brother Aaron to help. The brothers join up during Moses’ journey back to Egypt.
Once in Egypt, they meet with the elders of Israel, who believe their message. God has sent someone to rescue them. But when Moses and Aaron go before Pharaoh, he doesn’t believe. Pharaoh tightens his grip on the people and makes their work-burdens heavier. God reassures the fearful Moses — His powerful deliverance is coming. Moses was very slow to speak, but Aaron was the spokes person. You see God always have a back up. When you fail to trust God the plan is never shut. I recall how elements tried to shut the Mystical Order and God on whom the foundation is laid step forth and as we say moves in like a mighty flood and destroyed them. You will never win God in any fight. The hard man Pharaoh lost the battle and Moses came out victorious.
Whenever God is coming to your place of abode there is protocol and we have to follow. It is not what you want to do, but you have to follow His instructions. So this brings us to our scripture for today. Let’s read together..
Remove your shoes, Moses. Heaven is meeting earth here. The ground you’re on is holy. – Exodus 3:5
The shepherd Moses asked an audacious question: “Who are You, really? What is Your Name?” And the everlasting, invisible God-King, who could have forever kept Himself as the uncreated mystery, did the unthinkable. He answered. He shared His personal, eternal name. It’s a heavenly handshake. A cosmically lopsided “How do you do?” How stupid we can be at times? We question everything because we are not in the position. It is not about us but a higher power. We need to learn how to listen and hear the truth of God’s word.
Before the murderer-shepherd had the opportunity to do anything to prove himself, God told him who He is. He shared a piece of his heart. Are we willing to hear from God today and to share ourselves with Him? This is your moment and opportunity to tell and show what you can do for the Lord. Don’t blame me and hate me for not obeying the word of God. It is you as the individual standing before God, you alone in need of prayer that moment. I trust that you will hear from God as you read this email and answer the call in your life.
Our first names label our essences; sharing them is a gesture of intimacy, of closeness.
God’s name is as mysterious and massive as He is. I Am who I Am. The message is clear: “I don’t need anything from you, Moses. I am God. I am the ‘I Am’ — the eternal, self-existent One. I could accomplish anything I want to do without you. I don’t need you, Moses. But I want you — I want you to know Me. Here is My identity, a little of My heart. Now that you know that about Me, let’s walk on.” This is what God wants to tell all of us, to let us know who He is and what He can accomplish with us. Yet, He doesn’t need us to do His job.
God desires to share His heart with you. Sometimes we feel unworthy to have a close relationship with God, but there’s nothing we could possibly do to lose His affection. Romans 8:38-39 tells us that nothing could ever separate us from His love! Join with me in building up this ministry. Anyone that needs to be a part of this come with me. Is your name written down?
As you experience God’s Word through reading and studying the word of God, you’ll see His divine fingerprints from beginning to end, even in the most unexpected places. Let the Lord be your guide and you will see the promises of God.