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Daily Seedings: Man’s Vision


Man’s Vision

Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.” — Exodus 3:3

God revealed Himself to Abraham as God Almighty and said, “Walk before Me and be blameless” (Genesis 17:1). In the Hebrew, El-Shaddai means the “All-sufficient One.” When Abraham had this Divine revelation, there came with it an enabling to walk before God and be blameless.

But to Moses, God revealed Himself as Jehovah. Jehovah means the “Self-existent One who reveals Himself.” It is the covenant-keeping and redemptive name of God. This name was so sacred to the Hebrews that they never spoke it. It is translated into our English as Lord.

At the time God revealed Himself to Moses as Jehovah, Moses was in real need of this revelation. Israel was in Egyptian bondage, and Moses was chosen of God to lead them out. God reminded him of His covenant to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give them the land of Canaan for an inheritance. This was too much for Moses. God had to intervene, and Moses had to see the God of ability and covenant-keeping.

When God was able to get Moses’ vision off the natural and centered upon Himself, He could intervene to do the seemingly impossible. Because of this revelation, through the rest of Moses’ life God was able to give him this marvelous supernatural ministry in bringing redemption to Israel.

 

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…one of the early 20th Century’s prophetic voices still speaks today…” — Jack W. Hayford

Reprinted with permission from Daily Seedings: A Devotional Classic for the Spirit-Filled Life by Ivan Q. Spencer (selected and edited by Edie Mourey), Furrow Press, 2008.

For more about Ivan Spencer, see “Following in His Steps” by Edie Mourey.

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Category: Living the Faith, Winter 2020

About the Author: Ivan Q. Spencer was a pastor, educator, and Pentecostal pioneer. In 1924, he founded Elim Bible Institute to train young men and women for last days' revival ministry. As graduates left Elim and pursued national and international ministry, he formed Elim Fellowship in 1932 to commission and credential graduates. Ivan received his training for ministry from Rochester Bible Training School in Rochester, New York. He attended the constitutional convention of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in May of 1943 and served on the Board of Administration for the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America from its inception in 1948. Ivan died at the age of 81 on August 17, 1970. His life of faith was chronicled in Ivan Spencer: Willow in the Wind by Marion Meloon. Two posthumous publications contain Ivan's thoughts on faith: Faith: Living the Crucified Life and Daily Seedings: A Devotional Classic for the Spirit-filled Life.

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