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by Norman P. Grubb

So we get these devastating periods in all these menís lives. Here is Moses, he followed God out with his heart, left everything, even the great deal the world had to offer, in order to be Godís servant in delivering the people. And God threw him on the dust heap for forty years and made him do the one thing, which is an abomination to the Egyptians - tend sheep. Of course, he had the same red line of life inside him, which he held throughout the period. We know that is where he had full sight of his inability. So you see that he had to learn a further lesson than that lesson of a mere outward consecration. He had to give up something more than things - he had to give up himself. You canít give up yourself until youíve first seen yourself. Then came the union.

The union was pictured to him in a perfect way. He saw a common bush aflame. What puzzled him was that the bush didnít go out. He looked again. Why didnít it go out? The bush was not consumed. And then the Divine voice came out of the bush, ďI am.Ē In essence God said to him, ďNow you can see, Moses; you can see the relationship for which you were created. This relationship is really a fact about you, but you cannot see it, or havenít been able to see it as yet. You are a common bush. And in the common bush lives the Divine fire.

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