Exodus 24:16 Even If

Exodus 24:16 (KJV)
And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Based on this passage, and many others like it, I have to wonder if most of today’s Christians, including preachers, ever really hear from heaven. After God had already prepared Israel to hear from Him, God’s glory rested on the mountain for six days. Six days Moses waited before God called him. And then Moses was on the mountain with God forty days and forty nights. 

  • That long, Moses communed with God to get the message. 
  • That long, and the people transgressed. 

How many preachers never get God’s message because they believe it’s up to them to keep the people from sinning?

Sin is never the right action. But neither is haste. People fed shallow doctrine but forced to conform to church behavior are no better off than people who have heard no truth. It is much better to get the message directly from God and deliver it to those prepared to listen to it, even if it is a fewer number. 

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Exodus 24:16 Even If

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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