"With him I speak mouth to mouth. Even openly and not in dark sayings, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why are you not afraid to speak against My Servant, against Moses?" Numbers 12:8
I will never forget the first time I read Numbers 12. What a display of God’s love for a true servant who seeks out the secret place of God’s heart. We see the father heart of God to defend His own against Moses’ own family. God calls a family meeting. He proceeds to validate Moses by informing his brother and sister He speaks to other prophets in dreams and visions, but not so with His servant Moses, "with him I speak mouth to mouth."
When I read this amazing account I cried out from the depths of my spirit, while abiding in His presence, I too wanted to be spoken to mouth to mouth. I told my Father I wanted to touch His face. I will be satisfied with nothing less.
This may seem rather brazen to some, but not to the Heavenly Father. He desires each of His children to come alone into the "secret place" of intimacy where He may speak to us mouth to mouth. Jesus qualifies us to be joint heirs with Him. The veil was torn in two the day He paid the price for all of us to be wrapped in His robe of righteousness. We may all enter in the Holy of Holies by the blood of the Lamb. God the Father desires intimacy as we do. We were created in His image. He created us for intimacy with Him and then with each other. It is a necessary foundation that must be laid before we can ever experience what He created us for.
Sadly most will live out their lives and never know the intimacy of hearing God speak mouth to mouth with them. The temporal things of this world will keep them seduced and distracted from the greatest treasure in life — coming into the "secret place" with God Himself and allowing a love like no other to flow to you. When we leave His presence it flows from us to others as Moses exemplified.
In Psalm 91:1 David reveals he knows the "secret place with God:
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.."
David uses the verbs abide and dwell. This means we may remain there! This was written before mankind had received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. How much more this is true for us today!
Sadly most will choose as the crowds did in Moses day for someone else to go seek God with all their heart. They will be satisfied to hear the words of God through a mediator. A Sunday morning sermon from a pastor is the extent of their knowledge of God. Many follow different prophets to get a word from God as referred to in Numbers. God tells Miriam and Aaron I speak to them through visions and dreams, but with Moses mouth to mouth.
So I ask you, are you satisfied following God the Father and our Lord and Savior with the majority? Or do you want to be one of the few who doesn’t fear God saying to them when they stand before Him, "Depart from Me, I never knew (meaning intimacy) you?" Their immediate response was to begin declaring all the works performed in His name. Matthew 7:22-23 states:
"Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And the I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness."
I implore you to seek the "secret place" spoken of throughout the Bible, and be satisfied with nothing less. The rewards you will experience will be great now and throughout eternity!
In His love.
Let us invest our time and lives in the only thing we take with us, our children and grandchildren.
(Photos of little Caleb, 7 months, and our newest edition, Catherine Johanna. For Levi and myself it was love at first sight!)