At the Mountain Top
"Up, make us gods, which shall go before us;" (Exodus 32:1)
At the mountain top, great commandments were revealed. At the foot of the mountain amidst the Israelites an idol was made. One great principle is seen here. When you want to serve God, the devil prepares his trap to defeat you. Therefore watch and pray. Obey your husbands and parents in the Lord. Remember God first! Israelites who made idols came under a curse and never entered into the promised land. What wonders God did amidst them! How He fed hundreds of thousands of people, divided the sea, in an uninhabited land! He defeated great kings, people gave them gold and silver. They followed them and praised them. Now they were betraying God. But Moses showed them the spirit of God here. "Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin-; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written" (Exodus 32:32). Moses lived on the highest plane. Christ lived there. It was on this plane He prayed in Gethsamane 'Not my will O God.' Here we see Moses also on the highest plane. Moses' people were on a very low level. When we meditate and study the Word in the morning, we rise and we come to a place where we touch the fringes of Heaven. The Spirit of God lifts us to that height, when we read God's Word. Then you too like Peter will say, 'It is better we stay here.'
"Behold, I send an Angel before thee... obey his voice,... then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies,.... and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee." (Exodus 23:20-33). "Obey his voice". It is difficult. You can't eat and sleep or play as you want. "My Angel is with you, Obey him," God says. Vs. 26 When you begin to live on this plane, the angel of God is with you. Nations around you will be afraid of you. Vs. 25. Are you ready to live on that plane? God brought out the best in Moses. He reached the level of Calvary and showed the nature of Christ. Anything connected with Calvary is beautiful and challenges everything that savors of self. When you are transformed you transform every evil to good.