We know that the great “I Am”, who is God, visited Moses as a flame of fire on Mount Sinai. Jesus also said he is this same God of Abraham. However, few people also know that Jesus is also called an “angel of the Lord”. This claim is true and we will find this out in the following verse where God spoke with Moses. It is written, “and the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” (Exodus 3:2) The Father also directed the Israelites to give heed to His Son, who is Jesus, which we know as an angel of the Lord. God said, “behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. ” (Exodus 23:20,21) Please note that this angel has the power to forgive sins, which only God can do. This makes total sense since Jesus is God.
The Father continued and spoke of the Israelites listening to Jesus’s voice and said, “but if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” (Exodus 23:22-25) The same way that the Father sent His Son to earth to lead us in the ways of righteousness, He sent His Son during the times of the Old Covenant also. The truth is, Jesus is still able to cause our enemies to flee when we trust in Him. However, we must worship the Lord, our God, alone for Him to be on our side. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, all I desire is to listen to Your voice and also do what You say. There are so many evil forces out there and I need Your help in extinguishing them from my life. Don’t allow me to get wrapped up in to things that I will later regret as time goes on. If there is any sin in my life now, please remove it. Cleanse me from within, Lord. Forgive me of all my sins. My desire to be made clean and have You pardon my transgressions is real. God, if there is anything in my life that is not for You, remove it. I am speaking of anything that is taking my time away from You, then bring them to my mind. Many people have strange gods in their lives because they have chosen to live a life that is foreign and worldly. To these people, I must ask if they have not heard You say, God, that we are to be separate from those people of the world? This is the truth, for the Bible says this. Put Your Spirit in us, God, and help us live differently. Shine brightly before us. I trust in You, Lord. I believe in You, God. I love You. Amen.