This week Warren Hodge spoke part four in the series Amongst Giants.
Moses – A giant of a leader.
Moses faced 3 giants in his life to become a giant of a leader.
- Moses himself
- The people he lead
1. Egypt the all powerful enemy
Oppression is never fair.
If you are in power and you abuse that power you lose your spiritual authority.
Moses was adopted into Pharaoh’s home through his daughter, but he was not one of them. It had issues and problems. Moses had a stutter, he was inferior.
It doesn’t matter if you have issues and problems, it doesn’t matter you are not completely adequate.
2. Making the right call
The giant within.
Moses had the opportunity to do good while under Pharaoh’s roof, but by one act of violence he cut himself off and put back the deliverance of Israel 40 years. Still Moses is classed as the greatest leader in the bible, bar Jesus.
Stupidity is not something which excludes the great. God says your stupidity and mistakes are not the end. God can fight the giants for you. The giant within must be faced first.
Moses then lived a mediocre life. Moses was given another chance to deliver the Israelites.
God has not given up on you, God has not given up on your vision.
God hears the groans of His people.
God calls us to begin to act.
Moses rehearses his failures. (we all do the same). DON’T MAKE GOD ANGRY.
Sometime we tell God we can’t do it, we won’t do it, it’s too hard.
God had a Plan A – To send a stutterer to go to Pharaoh, and then used Plan B – His brother spoke for him.
Moses faces Pharaoh – Facing the giant we have avoided.
Moses was facing pressure from Pharaoh and from The Israelites.
No matter what the situation, he kept the vision and kept on course. Consistency & faithfulness gain respect.
Delivered… but… the people rebelled.
3. His followers become the giant
They complain about everything.
Moses the giant begins to emerge
Slowly Moses learns Gods way.
Leadership is not something you do on our own.
The more you lead the harder it gets.
Moses the great prophet. Deut 34:10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.
God had overcome all of Moses giants and made him a giant.
And then the promise Deut 18:15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brother. You must listen to him.
Jesus is that prophet. He had to face the 3 giants. The greatest being SIN, of which he overcame for us.
Have you the courage to let God deal with your giants?