HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
In Exodus 33, we find a fascinating story of the people of Israel who were camped out in the desert, waiting to go into the promised land. During that waiting period, Moses would pitch a tent outside the camp, which he called “the tent of meeting.” It was here he would spend time seeking the Lord.
Each time Moses left the camp to go to the tent of meeting, the people would stand at the entrance of their tents to watch him as he passed by. Now, this is a guy who was facing some major mountains. He had enemies to fight, battles to win, and a nation to lead. And as he walked out of the camp, there had to be a million things on his mind. He would have passed by people awaiting his decision, people needing wisdom; there would have been as many complex problems as there were people in the crowd. But despite all his responsibilities, Moses left all these distractions behind to go to the tent of meeting and spend time in the presence of the Lord.
The Scripture says, “ And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.” (Exodus 33:11).
In Hebrew, the word used for “face” symbolizes not just someone’s appearance but also the very essence of who that person is. It identifies who they truly are. Moses did not simply seek the hand of God; he sought to know God.
This time of fasting hasn’t merely been about getting an answer but about drawing closer to God than ever before. If we are going to see battles won and mountains moved, it will be our nearness to God that makes all the difference!
As we finish these 21 days, if we have made it our goal to get closer to Him, we will see mountains moved! I did find what I was seeking after and I am sure that you have met your goals also.
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp. 8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. 9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. 10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.