Moses' face was unveiled, for he feared God. He didn't wear
a veil over his face. God spoke to him face to face. He was
in an intimate relationship with God. God was able to trust
Moses with His secrets. Therefore, Moses was able to talk to
God on an intimate level.
In Psalm 103 and verse seven, He made known His ways to
Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. There's a difference
in God making known His ways to someone, and His acts to
someone else. His ways are His secrets to His covenants.
And they were revealed to Abraham. And they were revealed
to Moses. But He only revealed His acts to the children of
In these last days, God wants to reveal His ways to the body
of Christ, and not only His acts. It's easy to see the acts or the
miracles that God is performing and God is able to perform.
But it's another thing to be in the Throne room of God. It's
another thing to be able to see the heart of God for God's
people. Glory to God.
Because Israel did not fear the Lord, they were denied
intimacy with Him. You see, when we don't fear the Lord,
we are denied intimacy with Him.
But Moses feared God, so Moses was able to come into the
secret place of His pavilion. And God hid him. And God
talked to him. And God began to show him His hinder parts.
God wanted to know that this relationship was a divine
relationship. It was a covenant relationship. He made known
His secrets to Moses, but only His acts to the children of
It's kind of like us knowing the President. You see, we can
only know the President's accomplishments and his
provisions. But it's those that are around him all the time that
know his ways.
You see, you can see somebody and how they act, but until
(glory to God) they reveal themselves to you, you won't know
their ways. I don't know about you, but I don't want to just
be a Christian that goes to church, a Christian that knows the
Word of God, and a Christian (glory to God) that knows, you
know, line upon line and precept upon precept.
I want to know Him in the fellowship of His suffering. I want
to know Him in the power of His resurrection. I want to
know Him (glory to God) intimately. I want to know Him. I
want to know Him like Moses knew Him. I want God to be
able to say, "You know, I trust you. I can't show you My
face, but I'll show you My Glory." You don't hear me
tonight. I want to see the Glory of the Lord. And in His
Glory, His secrets will be revealed to me. You don't hear me
When the Glory of the Lord fills the place, He reveals His
secrets to His friends. When the Glory of the Lord fills a
place, He reveals His heart to His people, so they will know
that what's going on in the earth and what He's about to do,
they won't be in the dark; they won't be in the closet. They'll
know what's coming down from the Throne room of God.
The Israelites did not know the whys of God's covenant.
They did not understand God's motives. See, if you don't
understand God's motives, then you'll believe that God is
unfair. God said, "I'm more than the world against you, if I
be for you."
But if I don't understand His motives, then I'll always have a
problem with what He does. I'll always have a problem with
His intentions. Oh, you don't hear me today. I'll always have
a problem with the things that He desires for my life, because
they won't line up with what I desire.
But see, when I fear the Lord, I will understand His motives,
Elder Bernie, I'll understand His intentions. Elder Harris,
when I fear the Lord, I'll understand His desires. And I can
make His desires my desires. I can make His will my will.
And it won't bother me at all. Hallelujah. Because I
understand and I know that He wants the best for me.
Israel only perceived God's character as it is displayed in the
natural world. They often mistook His message for taking
and withholding when they did not precisely get what they
You see, in the body of Christ, we take God as, you know,
always taking from us and always withholding from us, when
we don't understand what God is doing. But God is trying to
prepare a way for us that the canker worm don't know
nothing about, that the fowl of the air don't know nothing
about. You don't hear me. He's trying to take us down a path
that no man knows about (glory to God), that it'll be between
me and Him alone. Hallelujah to Jesus.
When I fear the Lord, I don't worry about Him taking
anything from me. I don't worry about Him withholding
anything from me, because I know that He's going to work it
out for my good. Yes, He is. Hallelujah. Jesus. It's going to
work out for my good. Hallelujah. No matter what it looks
like, it's going to work out for my good.
It is possible to know God by just observing what He does in
the natural world. But the Bible says in Luke and four that
God is a Spirit. And His ways are hidden from the natural
world. So that's why I don't just want to know Him in a
When we look at Lot, Lot was counted as a righteous man,
because God delivered him out of Sodom and Gomorrah. But
if Lot had been in tune with God, if Lot had been the friend of
God, God could have talked to Lot himself. He wouldn't
have had to talk to Abraham. You don't hear me today. If
Lot really feared the Lord, God would have talked to him
intimately about himself. And he would have got out of
Sodom and Gomorrah a long time ago.
He talks to them that fear Him. His secrets are with them that
fear Him. Lot was like a carnal Christian of today. We still
have a worldly mentality, but we believe in Jesus. But our
actions and our ways show forth (glory to God) that we are
still on the milk and not on the meat.
But it's when I fear the Lord, whenever there's going to be
something different in the land, whether it be blessings or
whether it be judgment, my God is going to come and sit
down and talk to me. He's going to converse with me. He's
going to speak to me from the Throne room and tell me all
about it. God is a Spirit. And His ways are hidden from the
In First Corinthians chapter two, verse six through verse
eight, it says,
6. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:
yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this
world, that come to nought:
7. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto
That wisdom is ordained and is laid over for them that fear
Him. We know the mysteries (you don't hear me today) that
are in the Spirit, because we are of the Spirit. And we're not
of the flesh. The Bible said that they had known that He was
the King of Glory, they would not have crucified Him. But
their wisdom was of the world. It wasn't of God.
God will only reveal intimacy to those that fear Him. The
children of Israel did not see the wisdom or understand it,
behind all that He was doing, being God. So they were
constantly out of step with Him. You see, if we can't get an
understanding and if we can't get wisdom about what God is
doing, we will always be out of step.
Have you ever seen soldiers in line, and they start marching?
Have you ever seen a soldier out of step? It just don't look
right. And it begins to mess up everybody that's behind them.
It just don't just them up, but it starts to mess everybody else
up also. Those that don't fear Him will never get an
understanding of Him.
Moses quite often knew why God did the things that He did.
This is what we call understanding, when you understand why
God does the things that He does. Moses often knew what
God would do before He did it. This is called wisdom. The
Bible says in Psalm 111, verse ten,
10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good
understanding have all they that do his commandments...
When we fear Him, He calls us friends, and He reveals His
heart to us. He reveals the why of His covenant. He reveals
His intentions and His desires of His heart. We come to know
Him not by His acts, like Israel did. But we come to know
Him by His ways. He said, "My ways are not your ways, and
My thoughts are not your thoughts."
He was telling them that, "My ways and My thoughts are
much higher than you, but you can get in a place with Me
where My ways will be your ways and My thoughts will be
your thoughts." And you won't know exactly why you're
doing the things you're doing. All you'll know is that you got
an unction from the Holy One; and you know all things. And
God is moving on you to do whatever it is that you're doing,
and you're going to do it.
After Jesus departed in John fifteen, verse fourteen through
fifteen, Jesus said,
14. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
He said, "No longer do I call you servants." Now listen at
this. "For a servant does not know." Let me say it again. "A
servant does not know." Let me say it again. We need to just
stop trying to be servants all the time, and we need to get into
the realm where we become a friend. Because a servant does
not know. A servant does not know. He can try to know, but
he does not know what his master is doing.
But I have called you friends; for all things I have heard of
my Father I have made known unto you.
Friendship with God is conditional. It's conditional upon
whether or not we do His commandments. It's conditional
upon whether or not we fear Him or reverence Him in the way
that we're supposed to reverence Him.
There was a season that the disciples walked with him. Three
and a half years they walked with Him. And all that time He
called them servants.
There may be a season in your walk with God where He's
only calling you a servant. But after a while there should
come a time in your walk where He should say, "This is My
friend. And I'm going to tell him the things that I'm doing."
They had to prove themselves worthy of being called friends.
Oh, I feel the Holy Ghost.
Peter in all of his carnal ways made it to be a friend. You
don't hear me. Every time he turned around, Peter was doing
something. Peter was rebuking the Lord. But at the end of
the thing, God was able to call him His friend. They proved
themselves, that they feared the Lord.
In John six and sixty-six, there were other disciples, but they
left Jesus. But these stayed, causing them to go to another
realm, and causing them to go to another dimension in God.
People of God, God is speak to us. He's saying, it's time for
us to go to another realm and a new dimension in Him. You
see, when He can call you His friend, it doesn't matter what
enemy tries to stand in your way. Your friend has got your
back, your side, you front, your overhead, your underneath,
whatever it is, your friend got it.
It doesn't matter what anybody says. It doesn't matter, Sister
Tasha, about what anybody does, if He's your friend. My
God, my God, my God. If He's your friend, you don't have
anything to worry about. But He won't call us friend until we
Three and a half years the disciples walked with Him, three
and a half years, being rebuked, being chastened, being
ridiculed by family, ridiculed and persecuted by the world.
But all of a sudden, Brother Stuart, they came to a place of
See, He won't call you His friend until you mature. Because
He's liable to do something that you don't understand. And if
you're not mature enough to handle it, you'll fall out of
friendship with Him. You'll begin to say, "He ain't right."
And just like the friends that used to be with us, when they
did something that we didn't understand or we didn't like, we
cut them off, didn't we?
So many Christians in the body of Christ are cutting God off.
The Bible says that there'll be a great falling away. So many
Christians are falling away from the faith, because they don't
have an understanding of God's ways.
I want to know His ways. I want to know why He does the
things that He does. I want to get into His heart. I have the
mind of Christ. He told me that already. But I want to get
into the heart of God. I want to know when He's pleased.
For He told Jesus, "This is My beloved Son," when he was
being baptized of John, "In whom I'm well pleased."
I want to know when He's pleased with me. I want to know
when He's angry with me. I want to know when He's upset
with me. I want to know when He's at pleasure with me. I
want to know. I want to know. I want to know.
Tonight you may be in a position that you don't even know
your own ways. Everybody else can see your ways, but you
always think it's somebody else. The Bible says consider
Once I learn how to consider my ways, and I began to fear the
Lord, then He'll begin to reveal His ways to me. But if I can't
consider my own ways, how can He tell me and reveal to me
His ways? For His ways are holy. His ways are righteous.
His ways are full of integrity. I have to make my ways line
up with His ways.
Tonight consider your ways. You know how you are.
The fear of the Lord.