(23) Moses’s great invitation



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How could Moses live while, judged to be killed? why was the burning bush not consumed? what this denotes to? how Moses changed? what’s the name of God?

Moses Is Born

(And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So, the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.) (EXODUS 2:1-2)
Moses has been born in secret and was ruled to die like the same as the Christ. So, this is the way of God inside the long sadness he rises us with the light of his glory.
(By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child: and they were not afraid of the king’s command.) (HEBREWS 11:23)
Hence, by faith of God, we should hide our good doings not to become a hunt by Pharaoh, Satan.
On the other hand, his mother had a great faith, that she was not afraid of Pharaoh, rather, she put her hope upon the almighty God.
(But when she could no longer hid him, she took an arc of bulrushes for him, put the child in it. and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. And his sister stood afar off, to know what should be done to him.) (EXODUS 2:3-4)
So, he was owed to his mother with his life who, inherited her faith to her daughter.
(Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river ‘s bank and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it.) (EXODUS 2:5)
So, his beauty was the real reason behind his saving upon the hands of Pharaoh’s daughter. 
(And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold the baby wept, so she had compassion on him.) (EXODUS 2:6)
So, the Hand of God has the real power upon the events of our lives, since he procured that the Pharaoh’s daughter goes to the river at the same time, Moses was on it to save him from death.

Moses flees to Midian

(Now it came to pass in these days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew and he killed the Egyptian.) (EXODUS 2:11,12)
So, it might be that he passed a great inner combat between his comforted life in the palace of Pharoh and his unknown future with his people.
Hence, he went out to miss his people, but it might be clear that he was not knowing how? or when?
(When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled and dwelt in the land of Midian.) (EXODUS 2:15)
(Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water. Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them.) (EXODUS 2:16,17)
(Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Ziporah his daughter to Moses.) (EXODUS 2:21)
So, God did not refuse Moses to his wrongdoing, but entered him into the desert to train him in the school of God till it’s time to implement what was previously prepared to save his people.

Moses at the burning Bush

(And the angel of the Lord appeared to him a flame of fire from a midst of a bush. So, he looked, behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.) (EXODUS 3:2)
So, this day was unique and glorious to Moses, since he became old aged and lost much of his enthusiasm but dear reader, it might be that it was the right time as to God.
So, it is again the way of God, his plans might delay for some people, but eventually they become true.
So, the burnt bush was a great symbol for the mystery of incarnation, the unity between Theology and humanity in Jesus Christ.
(Then Moses said, ” I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn?”) (EXODUS 3:3)
(So, when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, Moses, Moses” and he said, “Here I’m.”) (EXODUS 3:4)
I guess that God waited for Moses’s response to talk to him directly.
(Then he said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.”) (EXODUS 3:5)
(Moreover, he said, “I’m the God of your father- the God of Abraham the God of Isaac and the God of Jakob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.) (EXODUS 3:6)
(And the Lord said, “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.) (EXODUS 3:7)
(Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”) (EXODUS 3:10)
(But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.”) (EXODUS 3:11)
Here, dear reader observes the great conversion in Moses’s personality; instead of depending on his power to kill, to Moses who says who am I?  
(So, He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on the mountain.) (EXODUS 3:12)
So, as God said to him, I will be with you, so He tells every one of us; the workers of his word, I will be with you.
(Then Moses said to God, “Indeed when I come to the children of Israel, and they say to me, “What’s his name?” what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I’M WHO I’M?”) (EXODUS 13,14)
At this time, there were lots of Pagan Idols each one had a name, what pushed him to ask, what’s your name?
I’M WHO I’M means I’m the only God and I’m the being, and there’s no one else. and he ordered Moses to say so to the children of Israel.
(“Thus, you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jakob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’) (EXODUS 3:15)
Tawfik, S. (2022). Moses’s great invitation. www.orthodox-beliefs.com
Source is THE HOLY BIBLE NKJV. Arabic New van Dyck text C. The Bible Society of Egypt. Fifth Edition Third print2019.ISBN 978-1-84364-188-9. Printed in China.
References: -1- Moses, the great in Prophets. For Father Priest Dawoud Lamie.
Reference 2- EXODUS AND LEVITICUS – (Second part from the church Encyclopedia)

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