The Moses mentality

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The Moses mentality Their loss of faith in God and Moses was over emphasized and had it not been for Moses’ mentality, the end was definitely certain for them.

The Herald

Dr Nick Ohizu-The Voice of God

The Moses mentality is the mindset developed and applied by Moses to overcome the challenges faced on their way to the promised land. 

Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s house and got to experience the prosperity of Egypt.

However, after he was pursued by Pharaoh and lived in Midian, he was met by God and commanded to bring Israel out of Egypt.

That came to pass because of his persistence, faith and the manifestation of God’s power through him.

As they finally left Egypt but Egypt refused to leave them as we know that Pharaoh mobilised his army to pursue them.

The Egyptian army caught up with them at the Red sea thereby inflicting a lot of fear on the Israelites. 

They were stuck between a rock and a hard place and they lifted up their voices and cried to Moses.

Their expression of doubt was very clear as they chose to rather be slaves to the Egyptians than die in the wilderness. 

Their loss of faith in God and Moses was over emphasized and had it not been for Moses’ mentality, the end was definitely certain for them.

However, Moses kept calm and responded to two million fearful people expressing his confidence in God’s ability to pull them through.

His mentality was revealed in his response to the Israelites in Ex 14 v13 “But Moses told the people, Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today.

The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14  The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” 15  Then the LORD said to Moses, Why are you crying out to me?

Tell the people to get moving!

16  Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground”[NLT].

Every family needs a Moses.

The person who can become an anchor in stormy seas.

The person whose faith can override the doubt of a million people.

The person who will remain confident in God in the face of danger and the person who is willing to take the step of faith to provoke the achievement of the impossible.

Below are important principles to apply in order to develop this kind of mentality.

Don’t allow the fear from others to affect you: Apostle Paul said in 2.Tim.1.12, “that he knows whom he had believed” there’s a big difference between believing in God and believing God.

A lot of Christians believe in God.

That means that they agree in the existence of a supreme being, but only a few actually believe God , which is having an unwavering confidence in God’s ability to deliver you.

Israel believed in God but never believed God.

Not believing God will make people like Israel to end up casualties of Pharaoh.

It is very important to note that believing in God alone is not enough.

Your faith needs to be stretched enough to provoke a miracle.

People with the unwavering confidence in God like Moses will live to see their faith moving the hand of God on their behalf to achieve the impossible.

Pharaoh is not all powerful, Pharaoh represents life threatening challenges that a child of God might face.

But we  know that there’s a God that is more powerful that any “Pharaoh”.

All you need to do is believe in his ability to deliver you.

Be careful who you cry to:  Whenever we are faced with challenges, the expected action of humanity is to cry to someone for help.

That is true but it might not work out for good to the children of faith.

When Israel saw the Egyptians, they cried to Moses.

However, when Moses saw the Egyptians he cried to God. If God cannot help us, nobody can. I have no problem with seeking human help but I have learnt in my journey of faith that crying to God first and let Him direct the person he has chosen to help.

When God met Moses at the back of the desert, he told him that the cry of Israel had come up to him and he had come to choose Moses to go and deliver them.

Can you see that crying to God works? When someone stops crying to God and start crying to man, it is a sign that they’ve lost their faith in God’s ability to deliver them.

A lot of people backslid during the pandemic with the conclusion that God is no longer powerful but I believe that God is here waiting for us to call upon him in the day of trouble and he will deliver us.

Dr Nick Ohizu is the senior pastor of The Empowerment Ministries and The President of the Empowerment School of Wealth both located in Graniteside Harare. He is a successful entrepreneur with vast experience in leadership, mentorship, business and marriage consultancy with a mandate from God to change lives and bless people.

He can be contacted on 0772304917.

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