“I will not go with you”

 “I will not go with you”
Scripture: Exodus 33: 1-5
It is time for us to challenge ourselves by examining our ministerial personalities and duties, as well as our behavior and character.
1. Moses is described as the meekest man on earth.
2. Moses is also described as the deliverer of Israel from the house of bandage.
3. Moses had one of the most prosperous relationships with Jehovah God, as he went in and out of the presence of Jehovah God regularly. He had interactive conversations with the Lord.
4. Moses, irrespective of his personal encounters with Jehovah God, did suffered some challenges.
5. The fact that he had interactive conversations with the Lord did not give him unlimited freedom to get familiar with the Lord.
6. The Lord still demanded his glorious respect and honor. He is holy and righteous.  No room for compromise with disobedience and flawlessness.
7. Beloved, let’s reason together: at what point will the Lord withdraw from a man whom he has chosen to operate  at this level?
Precicious ones, come let’s reason together …. it’s not a matter of pride or boast.
9. It’s a case of helping one another to fearfully walk with the Lord.
10. What will cause the Lord to withdraw from our ministry or church?
Scripture declares the promise of the Lord:
 “I will be with you forever”
John 14:16-18 NKJV
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
11. The Lord promised to be with us forever. This promise is based on certain conditions.
12. This conditional promise is connected to his commandments.
13. If God so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) then, why will he not be with us?
14. One more time we face another condition related to obedience by choice – not by force.
15. If we choose to believe,  then we shall enjoy the benefit of his love…. hahahahaha.
16. Likewise,  the promise to be with us forever is also based on obedience by choice and not by force…. hahahahaha.
17. The spirit of truth will abide and dwell with us, if and when we accept his love by obeying his commands.
“If you love me, keep my commandments.”
Precious ones, let us careful refer and relate to the Scriptural word of God with fear and trembling.  For God cannot be mocked.
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
(C) 2017 Dr. Pauline Walley-Daniels