More Glorious Than Moses!
In the incredible encounter of Moses with the Lord on Mount Sinai, the Lord speaks of placing limits around the mountain.
Put limits for the people around the moun tain and tell them, “Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death” (Exodus 19:12).
These limits were to stop the people crossing to where the Lord’s glory was manifesting. Only Moses was given permission to go all the way into this glory. In other words, the glory was off limits to the general populace. Throughout the Old Testament it stayed that way. But not so today! The limits are off! We are told in Hebrews 12, we are not coming to the mountain of the Old Testament—the one with limits…
You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear” (Hebrews 12:18-21).
…but to the new mountain—Mount Zion. We are coming to the heavenly Jerusalem.
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly” (Hebrews 12:22).
That which was untouchable is untouchable no more. Jesus brought access and sonship. He released the precious Holy Spirit among us. Paul wrote to the Corinthian church:
Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!” (2 Corinthians 3:7-11)
That which Moses had was glorious, but what comes with the ministry of the Spirit is even more glorious! Paul then speaks of this ministry in depth and starts chapter 4 with this incredible statement: “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart” (2 Cor. 4:1). This more glorious ministry, this limitless ministry, is available to all. But will all avail themselves of it?
A great statement is made in Hosea, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6).
Sometimes ignorance and lack of revelation cause us to miss the best of God. My book, Unlimited Anointing, is part of my personal revelation into the subject of the incredible realm of the anointings of God. Wait! Did I say, “anointings”? Yes, “anointings.” More than one! The dictionary won’t even let you use the word in plural and yet God’s Word itself shows more than one anointing available to the believer.
How did I stumble upon this truth? The Spirit of Truth Himself loves to lead us into all truth and will speak— if we want to listen. Of course, we want to listen! Who wouldn’t? Perhaps many, as every letter to the churches in the second chapter of Revelation begins, “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches…” (Rev. 2:7,11,17). That statement alone tells us that not all want to hear; nevertheless, the Lord wants to speak to all who will.
So, it is for me. The truth came, of course, through my study of the Word; but specifically, when the Holy Spirit spoke to me one day while on my prayer walk and said, “I want you to minister on the anointings of the believer.”
I instantly wanted to argue and wanted to say, “Anointings? You mean anointing!” But I knew the voice of the One speaking. The revelation was on and the journey taking a new direction.
My desire is to share with others as the Holy Spirit reveals more and more truth of what His anointings do. We certainly don’t want to live our lives with less than has been prepared for us. I personally love this Scripture in John:
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right [power and authority] to become children of God (John 1:11-12).
Love it! The door is open! It makes all that God has available. The table mentioned in Psalm 23:5 can be freshly viewed—all we need is revelation of what is ours and the understanding of how to receive it, and we walk in fresh anointing. It is like when the Lord said to Abraham:
Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I will give to you and your descendants forever (Genesis 13:14 NKJV).
Where we are can often be so limiting, but let’s look again and let the Holy Spirit show us all that there is to see. He wants to give us what we see! Are we willing to take off our own limits and step into the limitless arena of the ministry of the Holy Spirit? The Word states so beautifully, “He who began the good work in you, will carry it on to completion” (Phil. 1:6).
God clearly wants to take us into fullness. This is what I want and I pray that I can encourage others with everything I see.