This is Moses with the two tablets of the Ten Commandments descending Mount Sinai. He is painted as shown by the Father. But Clare has met him in heaven. He is of dark complexion. The ravine on Mount Sinai is now paved with stones up to what is now a stone arch marking the route. It is clearly a tourist route now. This took approximately six sittings in order to get the detail in the figure and the background. But the most revealing correction from my incorrect assumption, was the rod of Moses. It was straight as a rod, not tapered at the bottom or crooked like a branch made into a stick.
So this is how he actually looked in the context of Exodus 31 verse 18. The commandments were written with the finger of God. They were re made by God after Moses threw them in anger and dismay at the base of the mountain – Exodus 32 verse 19, when he saw that Aaron and the Israelites had broken the laws by creating and worshipping a golden calf and other transgressions – Exodus 34 verse 1.
Editors note.., Moses was actually an intercessor … a big time intercessor for the entire nation of Israel. He often appealed before the Father for the disobedient people of Isreal, asking the Lord for mercy for them.., even that the Lord would take away from HIM, so that the disobedient Isrealites would be spared. This is what our Lord is asking us to also do.. to intercede for this disobedient nation and joyfully drinking our cup of suffering for the spiritual good of those who truly need spiritual intervention. Moses offered his own life for the Isrealites.. and they truly didn’t deserve it. This is why Moses was considered God’s Friend.. not just a servant of God, but His intimate Friend. This is what it means to be chosen by our Lord to dwell in His tent with Him.
Shared by Guy Jones