Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. 16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.
17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp.” Exodus 32:15-17
Israel’s biggest threat was never the warring nations that surrounded them and often invaded their borders from the outside. The biggest threat to the nation of Israel was “revival” from the false prophets within their own gates. Moses is on the mountain of God. He has been given the covenant law from God. He has had an encounter with God. He has been handed the blueprint for revival that would lead to reformation. Moses hears the noise of false prophets. The false prophets of Israel had their own “revivals.” Their message had strong public appeal, their message tickled the ears of those who had “itchy ears”. Their leader Moses, was out of sight, out of mind. They worshipped the creature rather than the Creator. The nation of Israel substituted the worship of God, with their own idols made by human hands. The sound of peace was substituted for the sound of war in the camp. Moses was experiencing revival on the mountain top while the nation of Israel was playing war games with the devil in the valley. God is waiting to bring revival to our nation on the people of God becoming the worshippers of God. You cannot have an encounter with God without having a face to face encounter with your own depravity of sin. We are all worshippers. We all worship something or someone. I’m praying this morning for you to turn your heart and mind to the Redeemer of your soul. I’m praying for the bells of peace and joy to ring in your heart today.