The heart of God is learned.
What we are about to see as we take a journey into the heart of God has to begin with understanding God as Love.
The journey into this understanding is something experiential, something that you and I have gone through at some point. And that is why we are this side of life able to look back and tell the world good deeds of God.
We say, “this is how He was like for us in the wilderness,” after the crisis has all gone.
His wonderful names are revealed to us and have to find him through his names. He is not more El Shaddai than He is Rapha, He is not more of El Olam than He is El Gibbor.
You have to test who He really is for yourself. Your life song should convey the rhythms of his names.
It is good to notice every time God calls His servant, He creates in him awareness that indeed He has called them. This he does without a voice of contradiction.
He makes one whom He calls know it, that He has spoken. It will take an encounter.
You remember it happened so with Moses. God becoming clearer, that He, I AM, who was God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was the one calling him and giving him a mission that he had to accomplish.
We can see from the encounter of burning bush, He takes the message to elders of Israel to explain the requirements.
But there are facets about God that are not easily understood at the time when He calls, only when He sends.
God will prepare you continuously, even long after He sends you, when you are in the field. You learn through the ministry.
But why is it that in the middle of wilderness of Sinai, Moses once again asks what He could have asked at the beginning?
“Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people,” Exodus 33:13.
And so the Lord arranged for an appointment to answer man’s heart desire, a glorious visitation occurred.
He took Moses and positioned him into a place, in the cleft of a rock and then his goodness passed before him and the Glory of the Lord passed by proclaiming his character. This is awesome.
“And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin,” Exodus 34:6-7.
He has just spoken to Moses about Himself. Essentially Moses will as he go on as a leader, meet situations that as promised, where the LORD will reveal these beautiful names one at a time.
He will show himself longsuffering to stiffnecked Israel, in occasions of rebelliousness.
Moses himself would need mercy when God’s wrath was turned against him and God proved himself merciful. And it went on and on that He who was walking with them, was leading them within a covenant tied to his name. And all his names shepherd us through, all are beautiful names.
We have one greater than David, who become flesh. Jesus descended upon the earth as embodiment of the glory that Moses requested to see and lead them.
We have been positioned not on the cleft of the rock this time, but on the solid ground of the blood of Christ. Christ is our enduring shepherd who exhibit the character of God of Moses. He is who we desire to have in the wilderness.
We learn his heart when we are with him, even when we sin we still find his graciousness and forgiving nature.
Even in time of contradictions our true nature in us He still loves and care. The prodigal son learnt the heart of his father in a way so profound.
He left the father’s abode and returned after he messed his life, but he found the father’s beautiful heart waiting for him. That is something that can only be understood by those who walked out of father’s embrace and returned.
Today you can literally look back at what you went through experientially, and see the deeper dimensions of the fathers heart and you can not get it wrong.
Every single detail in wilderness will reveal one of God’s beautiful names one way or another.
It is not about quoting the Hebrew names of God. It is about experiencing the names of God in a journey through Christian wilderness.
~ Prophet Peter Odhiambo
Prophet Peter Odhiambo of Heart Revival Network International, Kenya is a Prophetic End-Time Minister of the Gospel, preaching in Crusades and open air Revival meetings. The LORD continues to show him the apostasy in the Church and the need to prepare the Bride, fit for the Wedding of the Lamb, as in Revelation 19:7-8.