The People Afraid of God’s Presence
18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”
20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.” 21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. (Exodus 20;18-21 NKJV BibleGateway)
In the evening of the day of the US Presidential Inauguration, 20th January 2021, which I didn’t watch, I attended a zoom meeting with Catch the Fire Church, Farnborough. Pastor Christopher Bird invited us to focus first upon Exodus 20;18-21 and then spend time ‘soaking’ in the Lord’s presence.
However, immediately upon reading the last verse I instinctively exclaimed, “That’s where Trump’s gone!” – that is, into a personal, closer time with the Lord. Now please do not think I’m equating Donald Trump to Moses but realised the American would have the opportunity for spending quality time with the Lord in preparation for his return!
I recalled Moses had already been up Mt Sinai (chapter 19), returned to the people and presented them with ‘Ten Commandments’ the Lord had given him (Chapter 20:1-17). BUT whilst he was away, the people ignored those requirements for holy living as His l people and gave themselves up to idolatry and unashamed behaviour. It also involved rebellion against not only Moses as their leader but also against the Lord as their God (Exod 32). Upon his descent from the mountain the rebellion came to the ‘golden calf’ climax right in Moses’ face. He told them to choose whom they were to follow and thus separate themselves. Very tragically, three thousand rebels lost their lives and the Lord told Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.”
Many years ago, when I was deeply into New Age doctrine and practices, I’d seen in a dream that dark cloud riven by supra-natural thunder and lightning, indicative of God’s awesome presence and been filled with fear. Therefore, I could relate personally to the peoples’ fear in that extract from Exodus 20. However, now there’s no fear for me being with the Lord as a blood-bought, born-again Christian.
All that scriptural background brings me to the associated revelation of that insight into Donald Trump’s ‘sabbatical’ withdrawal with the Lord indicates that events will get much worse in America as its leaders will take it much deeper into rebellion against the Lord. That is, they will personally pay the heaviest price in their names being blotted from the Lamb’s Book of Life! And God will bring His judgement upon the dis-United States of America…
Last night I happened to note and played this short video of Perry Stone.:
At 2:20 mark in referring to 2016, he tells about the Hebrew meaning of number ’45’ for President 45 Donald Trump. At 3:46 Perry says there’s nothing special about ’46’ but then notes the meaning of the Hebrew sounds for ‘Biden’ = “Alas, Judgement!”