• Face to face encounters: the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. Ex 33:11 NASB
  • Utter Obedience: Moses did everything just as the LORD had commanded him. Exodus 40:16 BSB
  • Extremely humble: (Now the man Moses was very humble (gentle, kind, devoid of self-righteousness), more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) Numbers 12:3 AMP

He chose God

  • By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible. Heb 11:24-27 NIV
  • Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. Col 3:2 AMP

He had an encounter with God

  • Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Ex 3:1-2 NKJV
COMMENT: Others also had encounters, see footnotes below.

He used to spend time with God

  • Now Moses used to take his own tent and pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with His own people]. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the [temporary] tent of meeting which was outside the camp. Ex 33: 7 AMP
  • But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Mt 6:6 NKJV

He was rewarded

  • Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. Deut 34: 7 NKJV
  1. Choose God Now 2 Cor 6:2 
  2. Encounter God through worship Jer 29:13
  3. Walk with God through Quiet Time Ex 33:7

Foot Notes

*Others who had encounters:

Saul OT –> started to prophesy 1 Sam 10:10

Saul NT –> got transformed into Paul the Apostle Acts 9:1-22 NKJV

Others who had wilderness periods:

Joseph: Dreams to Prime Minister – 13 years

David: Anointing to King – 10 to 20 years

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