Exodus 33:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, "Depart and go up hence, thou and the people whom thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, `Unto thy seed will I give it.'
(Almighty God is still putting the blame on Moses, but He is also making a promise to Moses that He will keep his Word and honor the covenant that He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.) 2 And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite"
(Think for a moment about this promise that God is making to Moses. Many of these six different nationed peoples were believed to be children from the second influx of the fallen angels, and they were thought to be the giants in the land that God promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These six groups of people were still residing in the land, and God is telling Moses that when the time comes that the children of Israel are to enter into the land, God will remove them for them. "I will drive them out." Though the children of Israel believed that they were giants, in fact they were not giants. Four hundred years had passed from Abraham's day, and those giants had died off.
There are no giants in the land today for those pursuing an active ministry that God is leading over. God will go before us and clear the way for His Word to be brought forth.)
3 unto a land flowing with milk and honey. For I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiffnecked people, lest I consume thee on the way."
(Our Heavenly Father was cautious that if these children of Israel did what they did before, He would wipe them all out; kill them right there in the wilderness. It is good to have our Heavenly Father on our side and in good standing with him; and these children of Israel are not in good standing with the Lord, after their orgy session with the golden calf, and Aaron's false religion.
Remember they bought in to that spiritual filth without any prompting. "Stiff-necked" is a term that comes from an animal that will not allow himself to be yoked. God called the children of Israel "stiff-necked" because these children of Israel would not obey Moses and God's instructions, and they could not be disciplined.)
4-23. Moses' Fifth Descent.
4-6. Stripping of ornaments.
7-11. Yahaveh. Removal.
12-23. Yahaveh. Manifestation.
4 And when the people heard these evil tidings they mourned, and no man put on his ornaments.
(They took off all their golden earrings, and ornaments they received from the Egyptians, and sobered up. They knew that God was mad at them.)
5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, "Say unto the children of Israel, `Ye are a stiffnecked people.
(These have to be humbled; but an afflicted people is an object of Divine favor. Cp. 2:24,25; 3:7; 4:31.)
I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment and consume thee. Therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.'"
(Take a look at what people value today, and how they act when they wear their gold and silver, and do the things that they do. We are in the end times today, and God wants you focused on Him, not that glittery stuff you hang on your ears, and around your neck, and the rest of the merchandising of Satan's system. The jewelry and luxury things of this world might draw His attention as to what side you really are on. Satan's church will sit a queen in these land days, and lose sight of who she is.
Revelation 19:5-7 "For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her; for she saith in her heart, `I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.' "
It's alright to love man and jewelry but do they take a closer spot in their heart and mind that our Lord. Any sign or anything on your being that would detour you, and take away from your complete respect for our Heavenly Father, especially when He is mad at you, is flirting with eternal death.)
6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.
7 And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it outside the camp,
(In presence of corporate failure God withdraws Himself. Typical of our own day. Those who seek Him must "go forth to Him". Cp. Heb. 13:13.)
afar off from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass that every one who sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was outside the camp.
(When the church door is open, its time to be there. The point here is that it's what takes place within the walls of the house of God, that makes it a church. If God's Word is not taught there, then it is nothing but a Beth-aven, and house of emptiness. If some preacher is telling you that you don't have to understand parts of God's Word, that is not a house of God. Why would you listen to any man that is so ignorant that he knows more than God. If God warned you through His Word that Satan is coming first, and that we are to prepare for that sixth trump by sealing the truth of God's Word in our minds or we would be taken by Satan's beastly system. Then some man comes along and tells you that you will not be here, and today many Christians actually take the word of such a lie over God's Word. Some times it is hard to believe that people are that stupid that they even listen to such fairy tales that are being taught in church houses today.
We are living in the end times, and how could anybody living in these end times calling themselves a Christian, listen to any man telling them that you don't have to understand the book of Revelation, The books of the Old Testament dealing with our generation, and then take the fairy-tale babel that flows from their mouth. If you take the book of Revelation and read chapter one to that six year old child, and that child will understand what is being said. Even a child knows that it is talking about symbols. The church is a candlestick, and seven candlesticks stand for seven churches. And so on. Some of what is taught today in churches is even more hard to believe than what Aaron taught. The alarming thing is that people that call themselves Christians today stake their eternal souls on such lies and dogma that goes against the Word of God. There is nothing new under the sun, people like to play church.)
8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle.
9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses.
(The people had seen this cloudy pillar before and they knew that it was God in the tabernacle with Moses. Would this make a believe out of the people today, well it didn't this stiff-necked bunch. These people literally observed the presence of God in this pillar as He entering into the holy of holies.)
10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door; and all the people rose up and worshiped, every man in his tent door.
(So now once they saw this cloudy pillar of God, something that they could see coming into the tent, it became time for worship. People today are not different, they have to see something with their eyes to focus on God with their mind. But did they go to meet God? No they stayed at home in their tents.)
11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face,
(To emphasize the communion in the presence of corporate failure; this must ever be individual and personal.)
as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he returned again into the camp; but his servant Joshua,
(See 17:9. He had not been in the camp; an when Moses went out Joshua remained in the tent.)
the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
(In the future when Moses was taken from the children of Israel, Joshua will be the one God chose to lead the people into the promise land. Joshua will also be one of the spies sent out to spy the land, and he came back with a good report. Did the people believe his report, no, they listened to the ten spies that came back with their lies.)
12-23. Manifestation of Yahaveh.
12,13. Request (Positive).
14. Answer - Presence.
15,16. Request (Negative).
17. Answer - Grace.
18. Request (Positive).
19-23. Answer - Goodness.
12 And Moses said unto the LORD, "See, Thou sayest unto me, `Bring up this people,' and Thou hast not let me know whom Thou wilt send with me. Yet Thou hast said, `I know thee by name,
(Cp. Isa. 43:1; 49:1. In the presence of corporate failure all is individual, cp. 2 Tim.2:19.In 1 Tim. we see corporate rule, in 2 Tim. we see corporate ruin. Hence, 2 Tim. is individual throughout.)
and thou hast also found grace in My sight.'
(Or, favor. All is of grace, cp. 34:9 &c. Noah, Gen. 6:8. Abraham, Gen. 18:3. Moses, 34:9 &c.)
13 Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy way,
(Different from Your works. Cp. Ps. 103:7. "Ways" are esoteric, "acts" are exoteric; we must go "outside the camp" to learn "the ways" of Yahaveh.)
that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight; and consider that this nation is Thy people."
(Sure God gave Moses the tablets of the law giving the ten commandments, but they were all busted up in pieces. God took the time to write them Himself with His own finger, and polish them to shine. And there they were in a heap in many pieces. So Moses wants to know what God is going to do about this.)
14 And He said, "My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest."
(If this verse be punctuated as a question, then we can understand v.15, "shall My presence go with you, and shall I lead you into rest?" as much as to say, How can My presence go with you after this rejection of Me?)
15 And he said unto Him, "If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and Thy people have found grace in Thy sight? Is it not in that Thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, I and Thy people, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth."
(God is being very good to Moses here, as He will be to Joshua also. He is promising Moses that He will take care of their enemies, but you have to be willing to follow Me.)
17 And the LORD said unto Moses, "I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken; for thou hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee by name."
(God will renew the covenant, but there will be added restrictions that will strengthen those that were already in existence.)
18 And he said, "I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory."
(Now that the people have proven that they can't be trusted, Moses has to know that God is with him, and can be counted upon in the future.)
19 And He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before thee; and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee, and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy."
(The glory could not have been endured; grace comes first, glory is reserved for the future. This is a prophecy leading to the time of Christ; if you repent and love the Lord, God will love and show mercy; and those that are stiff-necked and will not follow the Lord and go their own way, He will not show mercy to. It is up to God who will have His mercy and who will not. If you think that you can mess around with His scriptures and play with the heathen traditions and doctrines that go against His Word, you will not find mercy with God. God can read your mind, and He knows your very thoughts. He knows if your love is true and genuine or a fake.)
20 And He said, "Thou canst not see My face, for there shall no man see Me and live."
(So stop and ask yourself why no man can see God and live? Paul told you the reason in I Corinthians 15:50.
I Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
This is a mystery that had not been talked about prior to this time. "Flesh and blood" are "corruption", bodies that age and die: while "incorruption" are bodies as the angels have, that don't age, never get sick and have the ability to remember into that first earth age, and see the things of heaven completely. God is in the kingdom of heaven: heaven is where God and his children are after death of these physical flesh and blood bodies. God is in a different dimension than these flesh and blood corruptible bodies are in. There is no way for flesh man to view into that other dimension, and as long as your flesh heart is pumping that blood to your flesh body, you will stay and reside in this realm or dimension. We know you have to die to see Him, However Jesus told us that when you have seen the Son you have seen the Father also.)
21 And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock.
22 And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by;
(So what Rock is this that God will cover or hide Moses in? That Rock that we stand on is Jesus the Christ, that came in the flesh, died on the cross, and was in the tomb for three days. He came out of the tomb and ascended on the fortieth day into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. If you are in Christ, you are standing on that Rock even to this day, in these end times. That Rock is Jesus Christ. It is on Jesus Christ, the church of God is built, and that Rock and church will withstand any weather that comes against it. Jesus Christ is our foundation to happiness, and to eternal life. If you are standing on the Rock, then you must make a stand for the Rock. Are you standing on that Rock.)
23 And I will take away Mine hand, and thou shalt see My back parts, but My face shall not be seen."
(When you see the Jesus you see the Father, when you hear Jesus' Words, you have heard Father's Words. This is why the Word is so important for that is How you and I receive our instructions from God. Sure the Holy Spirit came to be our Comforter, and open our minds to the truths of His Word, but you still have to study the Word and ask Him to open your mind to that truth.
John 14:13 "And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it.
You do the asking and God will hear your prayer and do what you shall ask to fulfill your need. Why, that Father may be glorified in the Son. Is your prayers for your glorification or Fathers? So how do you prove your love for Jesus and the Father? By keeping the commandments of God.
John 14:14 If you love Me, keep My commandments."
Mankind was made in the image of God, and place on this earth for a very short time. God told his children that "let's make this flesh man just like we look." This is why when you have seen Jesus in the flesh you have seen the Father. Jesus told you, "When you have seen Me, you have seen the Father." The God the Father was in this dimension, in the flesh, He is the Word that became flesh and dwelt amongst us. Jesus was born of flesh woman, from the womb just as you and I came into this world age. Jesus Christ is the "Only Begotten Son of God".
So as we see from this, no matter what tribe or nation you belong to, man in his flesh and blood body is a stranger here on this earth. Your life is but a vapor and you are just passing through this earth age. This world age is not our home, but earth itself will be our eternal home, as we read in Revelation 21, where the new heaven comes down on this earth, and it is here where we will spend eternity with our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember we are speaking of two different realms, the physical of these flesh and blood bodies: And the spiritual, where God and His angels, and all those that have passed through this earth age in their flesh bodies and died are. We will be in this realm until God calls us home to Himself. It is sin to make this time shortened by your own hand.
God placed your soul into your physical body at conception, within your mother's womb, and He has a business and purpose for you while you are living in your flesh body. We are to allow God to do the leading in our lives, and we are to be obedient to His instruction, that come only by and through His Word, and the opening of our minds to it by the Holy Spirit of God. God gave Moses a glimpse into the future at the Rock, our Lord Jesus Christ.)