In His presence (2), by Gabriel Agbo
Look at what happened in Exodus 19; when God decided to come down on Mount Sinai to meet the children of Israel. He first told Moses His intention of bringing them out of Egypt: to be a special treasure, Kingdom of priests and a holy nation to Him. After that, He told Moses to go and purify the children of Israel for He would come down to meet them, “Go down and prepare the people for my visit. Purify them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothing. Be sure they are ready on the third day, for I will come down upon Mount Sinai as all the people watch (Verse ten). When Moses came to them he relayed God’s message, and I love the words he used for that, “Get ready!” Bringing down God’s presence needs a conscious arrangement. It takes a process. It involves obedience, discipline and purity. Moses told them, “If you desire it, then put yourselves in order. Purify yourselves! They did just that and heaven came down.