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ACTS 7: 30-37
And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.

When Moses saw it, he marvelled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him, saying,
'I am the God of your fathers - the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'
And Moses trembled and dared not look.
Then the Lord said to him, 'Take your sandles off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
I have certainly seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.
This Moses whom they rejected, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one God sent to be a ruler and deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.
He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years...

At the end of Moses' 40 year wilderness experience and just prior to the manifestation of the Lord's signs and wonders, we see the emphasis placed on reverence in the burning bush encounter with the Lord. This is significant.

The tidal wave of the end-time revival with its accompanying signs and wonders will be spear-headed by servants who are humble (dependent on Jesus Christ) and have great reverence toward Jesus Christ. This is the fruit of the work done by God in the wilderness.

When Moses was in Eqypt, he did things in his own way and strength. He moved in the flesh. It took God 40 years to completely remove Egypt from his life. He did not come into the Lord's ministry with the power and prosperity of Egypt backing him. The world had no part in his life.

When one does anything in the flesh, irreverence is shown towards the Lord. If we praise God with all our might or do exploits by faith and yet in the flesh, irreverence is shown towards Him. Even love shown apart from a manifestation of His presence is an abomination to God. This is removed in the wilderness of God. All things must be done in Him and in His anointing. Nothing is to be done in the flesh.

The irreverence - through the flesh and the world, which characterised the charismatic move - chiefly in praise and worship and in faith, has been removed in the wilderness of God.

ISAIAH 6
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

And one cried to another and said:"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!" And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out out, and the house was filled with smoke.Then I said:"Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of
unclean lips
;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts."Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.
And he touched my mouth with it, and said:Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged...And He said,"Go and tell this people:...

But yet a tenth [remnant] will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So the holy seed shall be its stump.

The whole earth will be filled with His glory in the coming outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Holiness and reverence will be present. A remnant will remain and fulfill His purposes.

'Unclean lips' also refers to everything of the flesh. Positive confession is of the flesh and is regarded by the Lord as unclean too.


JUDGEMENT COMES ON IRREVERENCE

DANIEL 5 - THE WRITING ON THE WALL

Belshazzar showed irreverance by bringing vessels from the temple into a drinking party. This was the last straw. Judgement was to follow and the kingdom was to be removed from the king.

Similarly, irreverence in the charismatic move by the manifestation of the flesh and the world have brought judgement on the move. The writing has been on the wall for some time now.