Moses and Jesus

There was a concept made so much clearer in a small portion of a recent DVD Sermon I watched so here are the thoughts that came from that.  Moses used to regularly walk into the “Most Holy Place” in the Tabernacle to talk face to face with Jesus Christ, yet Aaron his brother “The High Priest” was very limited and restricted in his access, and that was to be only once a year and on Yom Kippur or “The Great Day of Atonement.”  Exodus 34:34 “But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel [that] which he was commanded.”  Leviticus 16:2 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy [place] within the veil before the mercy seat, which [is] upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.” 

Aaron was limited in his “direct access” and had to live more by Faith than by sight, but Moses on the other hand, had, and could, do both, he had his unshakable Faith, but he also had that rare position of friendship with God to be able to go in and face to face commune with Jesus Christ.  We do it all by the Prayer of faith, through the veil as it were, but Moses was a face to face man.

Jacob had this wonderful experience as found in Genesis 32:30 “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”  Enoch was blessed also with a wonderful relationship as found in this verse Genesis 5:24 “And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him.” Noah from this verse shows that he was also a “God walker and talker” as found in Genesis 6:9 “These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God.”  Did Noah actually see God’s face in his walk and talk, I am not sure, but communication between them is obvious. 

We have more Moses statements as in Exodus 33:11a “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” Deuteronomy 5:4 “The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,”  Deuteronomy 34:10 “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face”

Quote; “After slaying the Egyptian, he [Moses] saw that he had not understood God’s plan, and he fled from Egypt and became a shepherd. He was no longer planning to do a great work, but he became very humble; the mists that were beclouding his mind were expelled, and he disciplined his mind to seek after God as his refuge. He recognized the presence of God in his surroundings. All nature seemed to be filled with the presence of the Unseen One. He knew God as a personal God, and as he meditated upon His character, he grasped more and more the sense of His presence. He found refuge in the everlasting arms. God talked with Moses face-to-face, as a man speaketh with his friend. The bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness shone into his heart and into the chambers of his mind. God was his refuge; God was his dwelling place, his home. . . . By faith you, like Moses, may endure as seeing Him who is invisible. The Lord desires to give you a precious experience. God has a work for you to do. You may seek after a higher sense of eternal things. God is nigh unto all them that call upon Him with the whole heart. What are the advantages and honours that the world proffers you when compared with the privileges of the sons of God? . . . The shades of darkness will soon pass away; the morning cometh; the conflict is well-nigh ended. There is a crown of life laid up for everyone who has been a partaker with Christ in His suffering. {CTr 98}

Quote; “It was the mighty Counsellor who was enshrouded in the pillar of cloud and fire, and who was beholding the encampment of His people. It was He who corrected them in their evil ways, and encouraged them to trust in the living God to lead them safely to the Land of Promise. They were continually under the eye that never slumbers nor sleeps, and yet they murmured against Moses, the man whom God had appointed as their visible leader, and to whom Jesus Christ talked face-to-face, as a man talketh with his friend. Notwithstanding the fact that the Lord wrought through His servant Moses, yet when the enemy tempted Israel to evil surmising, jealousy, and fault finding, they did not resist his temptations and stand firmly for principle”. {CTr 108}

We the Redeemed also get to see and to experience this “Face to Face” as found in these verses; 1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”  Revelation 7:17 “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”  Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”   

Dear Reader; the opportunity to meet God Face-to-Face is being held out to us all, so it is now down to the question; how many of us are actually going to accept this amazing and “Forever” offer of a Face-to-Face relationship; so will you, right now?