Radiant Leadership: Reverencing the Glow of God's Anointing

Ex. 34:30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

I remember as a child, after having been in many powerful church services where God’s glory was manifested through the preaching of His servant, that a certain type of fear would come over me.  It wasn’t a fear of terror, but of reverence that I had for God’s presence.  I also noticed that when I would get around the servant of God who was used so mightily of Him in the service, that a similar fear of the preacher’s presence would be there.  At an early age, God put within me such a reverence for God’s presence, and for the men He chooses to use, that it is still with me today.  Perhaps this experience is a modern day example of what had happened in our selected text.  Moses, the servant of God, had been in His presence for so long, that his face literally shone with the glory of God.  Therefore, as a result, the people were afraid to come near him.  Often is the case that when a man of God preaches under the Divine unction of the Holy Ghost, that the congregation becomes a recipient of the glory of God, as it shines through His chosen man.  This also instills into the hearts of God’s people a genuine reverence for God’s presence and God’s servants.  It should be this kind of preaching that we seek, encourage, and welcome in our churches today; the kind of preaching where you can tell when the preacher has been with God.  Sadly, it is too evident today that there is less and less of that kind of preaching.  May it be our prayer that God would send us shepherds after His own heart, and that we would heed the Word as God speaks it through His men!  We ought also to pray for God’s men who are truly anointed, that He might give them the grace to fulfill their ministry without becoming discouraged in the way.  Let us pray for that preacher who, like Moses, lives under such an anointing and feels he must wear a veil in order to have a social life; that is, he feels like he can’t really be fully himself around others, because they get all funny on him when he allows himself to communicate freely in all places and at all times what God puts in his spirit.  These kinds of men are few and far between, and if you know one yourself, pray for him that he will always glow for God!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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