These words come to us from Moses before his passing away; they are some of the words of testimonies attesting to the Lord’s faithfulness he is speaking and leaving to God’s people, so that they can grasp their own personal trust in the Lord, once he is gone. The Lord gave Moses similar words of encouragement to speak, in Exodus 19: 4 – 6a: saying, “You yourselves have seen what I (God) did to the Egyptians (who were pursuing to destroy), and how I bore you on Eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself (for total protection). Now then if you will indeed obey My Voice and keep My Covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a Kingdom of priests and a Holy nation.”
In these following Scriptures we have a phenomenal (partial) conversation recorded between God and Moses, in Exodus 33: 11 + 14 – 17: saying, “Thus the Lord would speak to Moses Face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. Then He (God) said, “My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then he (Moses) said, “If Thy Presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Thy Sight, I and Thy people? Is it not by Thy going with us, so that we, I and Thy people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are on the face of the earth?” What an awesome promise we have of the Lord’s very Presence among His people, showing them to be God’s own distinct possession among all the peoples of the earth.
These words have been confirmed through the Prophets throughout the centuries, as we read in Isaiah 49: 26b: says, “And all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Isaiah 54: 17: says, “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me declares the Lord.” Proverbs 18: 10: tells us, “The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower (Place of Refuge); the righteous runs into it and is safe.”
Dearest Holy Lord Jesus: thank You so very much that the entire Bible is full from cover to cover of God’s Words of admonition, for people to run to You for temporal and Eternal safety, and Salvation. Come by Your Holy Spirit, and pour of Your Holy discernment upon us, that we may know the urgency of the times in which we live, so that we may know your ways; so we may know Thee, and find favor and be pleasing in Thy Sight, and thereby be under Your Divine Protection. Glory to You alone!