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Bread for strength (II)

By Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Names of some men who God gave to Moses as gifts: Aaron, Hur, Joshua, and Caleb to mention a few. While syhyome of these men brought him relief, others caused him pain. Aaron was the worst.


When God called Moses, he complained that he was a stammer so God raised someone to assist him. Aaron was supposed to stand between Moses and the people.

“Is not Aaron the levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God” (Exo. 4:14-16).

Does it them mean that God could not touch the mouth of Moses to heal him, and turn him into a  great orator? Some God’s ways are strange! If the rod in Moses hand could change to a serpent when he dropped it on the ground and vice versa, It was not impossible for Him to heal Moses ofhis speech problem.
God intentionally chose to give Aaron to Moses as a gift for two more reasons.

I believe God wants everybody to be useful in his house. He gives everyone an opportunity to serve because he is not a partial God. There was an anointing in the life of Aaron that God wanted him to use for His people. Unfortunately, Aaron failed God.

God wanted Aaron to support Moses in order to preserve his life. Moses could not have been able to do the whole work alone without breaking down mentally, physically and spiritually or even die prematurely. Recall that Moses in law, Jethro, advised him against over working himself.
“Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone” (Exo.18:18).

To be precise, God gave Aaron to Moses as a gift so that he will relieve him of some of his responsibilities. It is important to note that God did not just call upon anyone to be a gift to Moses. He called those that would not suddenly want to overshadow Moses but who will run with his vision. Let me quickly add here that there are many Aarons in the church today. I will, therefore point the problem Aaron had in order that those like him will be their guard.

AARON’S DEFECT

When God gave Aaron to Moses, two things happened he was older than Moses.
He also that he was able to do something that Moses could not do, so he immediately saw himself a super star. He forgot that he was give his junior brother as a gift. That was Aaron’s undoing. Let me cite an example in the Bible of an instance where Aaron exhibited these traits.

When Moses went to the top of Mount Sinai delayed to come down, the people said to come down, the people said to come down, the people said to Aaron: “up, make us; for as far this Moses the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.” (Exo.32:1)

By implication, they told Aaron: “you are also anointed. We do not know where moses has gone to. He may not return. The anointing is on you. The people obey you instantly. Take over in your own way. Do not imitate Moses. reate one special “god” the Egyptian anointing. Did Aaron not listen to them? He did not only listen to them but went ahead to quickly grant their request (Exo. 2:2-6). Now the pertinent question is; was that what he was called to serve the people? No of course! He was called to Moses but he ended up stressing him and causing him pain.
The adverse effects of Aaron’s role on Moses
IMAGINE how distressed moses felt. He was on the top of the mountain forty days and forty nights talking with God. During this period he fasted night and day. 40 days dry fast! He must have expected that Aaron would take care of things in his absence.


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