WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
Scripture: Exodus 34:10
Exodus 34:10 is God’s response to the cry of Moses for the nation of Israel to be God’s adopted family . We read God’s response in Exodus 34:10. “And He said: ‘Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.’” Moses said, ‘God, take us as your people’ and God said, ‘I’ll make a covenant to do just that.’ I will make family relationship available by covenant! And everyone will know that I am among you because I stand in your behalf against opposition. I will do yaw-ray.’ That is translated awesome but it really means fear-inspiring, terror-inspiring events. I will terrorize people who choose to do evil.’ Where is that in the church today? Where is the glory that terrorizes evil-doers? Why is it that when most ministers talk about the glory as if it is exclusively some pastoral anointing to heal, or some goose-bump experience that descends during worship. Miriam, the sister of Moses knew better! Experiencing leprosy straightened her out. When God is in corrective mode, the glory is often an atmosphere that would terrorize and at times includes an anointing to kill. It can be the anointing to put people in the grave. The early church had it. The book of Revelation declares it to be our path.