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What is the Moses mandate?

What is the Moses mandate?

The Moses Mandate: This is from Appeal to Heaven 2018 Session 3.

Dave Kubal is the President of Intercessors for America. He has been in ministry for over 25 years. He served Christ through Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he last held the position of Vice President of Training and Leadership Development. As the President, his vision is to mobilize a multi-generational army of intercessors. He has a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business from Wright State University in Ohio. David earned his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He is married to his high school sweet heart, Kris. They have three children and reside in Purcellville, Virginia.

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What is a prophet? Is Jesus the rejected prophet?

God had told Moses that someday He would send another prophet to Israel, “and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him” (Deuteronomy 18:18).

Jesus was the prophet who fulfilled that prophecy (see Acts 3:22; 7:37). Jesus fulfills all the requirements for a prophet in title, word, and deed. He is the ultimate prophet in that He is the very Word of God Himself (John 1:1).

Jesus came as the Prophet of God. Jesus speaks for God. Jesus sees Himself as The Prophet of God.

Who is God? Is God Infinite? Is He Self-Existing, without origin or end?

God IS. That is the revelation of the scripture. This one of the essential attributes of God. The infinite nature of God simply means that God exists outside of and is not limited by time or space. 

Infinite simply means “without limits.” When we refer to God as “infinite,” we generally refer to Him with terms like omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence but this attribute of God being infinite stands apart from the other attributes of omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence.

Consider this revelation to Moses:

Then Moses asked God, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what should I tell them?”

God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the Israelites: The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation.

Exodus 3:13-15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 

The fact that God is self-existent — that he was created by nothing and has always existed forever — is perhaps one of the hardest attributes of God for the believer to understand. In our limitedness, grasping the nature of our limitless God is like holding onto water as it rages down a river. Indeed, Tozer writes this about the confusing, head-spinning attribute of God’s infinity:

‘To admit that there is One who lies beyond us, who exists outside of all our categories, who will not be dismissed with a name, who will not appear before the bar of our reason, nor submit to our curious inquiries: this requires a great deal of humility, more than most of us possess, so we save face by thinking God down to our level, or at least down to where we can manage Him.”

Here are some scriptures that describe this:

  • “And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:17
  • “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure” – Psalm 147:5

In his article on Christianity.com, Dr. Adrian Rogers writes about the self-existence of God:

“The name Jehovah is used some 6,800 times in the Bible. It is the personal covenant name of Israel’s God. In the King James Version of the Bible, it’s translated Lord God. Not only does it speak of God’s strength, but also it speaks of the sovereignty of God and the goodness of God. The root of this name means “self-existing,” one who never came into being, and one who always will be. When Moses asked God, “Who shall I tell Pharaoh has sent me?” God said, “I AM THAT I AM.” Jehovah or Yahweh is the most intensely sacred name to Jewish scribes and many will not even pronounce the name. When possible, they use another name.”

Because God is infinite, He is also said to be transcendent, which simply means that God is exceedingly far above creation and is both greater than creation and independent of it. What this means is that God is so infinitely above and beyond us and our ability to fully comprehend that, had He not revealed Himself, we would not know or understand what He is like.

Thankfully, God has not left us ignorant about Himself. Instead, He has revealed Himself to us through both general revelation (creation and our conscience) and special revelation (the written Word of God, the Bible, and the living Word of God, Jesus Christ).

Therefore, we can know God, and we can know how to be reconciled to Him and how to live according to His will. Despite the fact that we are finite and God is infinite, we can know and understand God as He has revealed Himself to us.

God is God

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Our Mission is training believers to live a victorious life through biblical Truth, experiential discipleship, and family relationships. 

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Will we take Jesus seriously?

The religious scholars and the average Jewish person of Jesus time on earth thought they took “the Law”, what Moses wrote, very seriously. Jesus knew that Moses wrote about Him. He also knew they didn’t take that seriously and so discounted much of what Jesus had to say.

We read the Bible but do we always take it seriously? Jesus demands that we take the Bible and what He says seriously. It seems like more and more, some churches and the religious elite are discounting scripture and what Jesus says. We can’t do that.

It is a matter of life and death. God has a goal for us. We must take God seriously. God is God. His Word stands true for all time.

“If you won’t take seriously what Moses wrote, how can I expect you to take seriously what I speak?” ~Jesus 

John 5:45-47 (The Message Bible)
Moses and the ten commandments
Moses and the ten commandments

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Susan Pons grew up in Valdese, North Carolina. Prior to her marriage, she performed professionally on stage and dinner theaters. The mother of four and grandmother of six, she and her husband, Larry, direct Christian Training Center, International, a ministry dedicated to the restoration of families. She has loved her life.

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Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Learn more here.