Moses’ Mountain Top Experience
We’ve all been taught that Moses went up mountain Sinai and spent 40 days and 40 nights. Well, I about to reveal to you what has been revealed to me and when this was taught to me by Holy Spirit Himself I was so excited and so ashamed at the same time and I’ll tell you why. Let’s get started.
Lets start at the beginning in Exodus 19: 1-3 KJV
Exo 19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
Exo 19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
Exo 19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
1 IN THE third month after the Israelites left the land of Egypt, the same day, they came into the Wilderness of Sinai.2 When they had departed from Rephidim and had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, they encamped there before the mountain.3 And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him out of the mountain, Say this to the house of Jacob and tell the Israelites:
In this chapter we see Moses going up the mountain for the very first time to get instruction from God. We also see the children of Israel encountering God up close and personal. They encounter God in such a way that it scares the life out of them and they no longer want Him (God to speak to them face to face ever again. They tell Moses you talk to Him and tell us what He says. So Moses comes down the mountain and consecrates the people and get them ready for the Lord to come down the mountain. Now the Lord came down the mountain and the people stood at the foot while Moses went met and spoke with the Lord on the side of the mountain. Now in Exodus 19:20 The Lord goes back to the top of the mountain and calls for Moses to come up to where He is. In this time God told Moses what to tell the Israelites. This is not the 40 days.
Now we come to Exodus 24:1
In the Word of God, capital letters always show importance, for example, spirit and Spirit. The capital “S” tells us that we are referring to the HOLY SPIRIT ex: “the Spirit of the Lord is upon me” while the lower case “s” tells us we are talking about lesser spirit such as “my spirit longs for you”. This is also the same with words such as “He & he, His & his” This lets us know when we are talking about God or the Lord. The word God SHOULD ALWAYS BE CAPITALIZED WHEN IN REFERENCE TO GOD ALMIGHTY!!!! ALWAYS!
Exo 24:1 Then he said to Moses, “COME UP TO THE LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar.
Now I believe this was an angel of the Lord giving Moses instruction because it does not say the Lord said and it says “he” which tells me that it was a lesser person.
So after getting instructions Moses goes and builds an alter and sacrifices before the Lord and makes a blood covenant with the people according to what the Lord had said. Now the elders and priest were aloud to come with Moses but only to a certain level. When God has you hid on on the back side of the mountain as He had done Moses (teaching, training, instructing & coming into intimacy with God) there are certain people He will allow to come with you but only so far. Then He will do this….
Exo 24:2 Moses alone shall come near to the LORD, but the others shall not come near, and the people shall not come up with him.”
2 Moses alone shall come near the Lord; the others shall not come near, and neither shall the people come up with him
So Moses was Called up higher alone. Now Moses went up on the mountain and now in Exodus 24:18 you see it says he stayed 40 days and 40 nights.
Exo 24:18 Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
.18 Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went up the mountain, and Moses was on the mountain forty days and nights.
Now God gave more instructions to Moses and during this 40 days and nights He gave Moses directions on the building of the sanctuary for God and a host of other things. He even told Moses exactly who He gave the gift to create all these things.
Now we move to Exodus 32:1
Exo 32:1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
Now look at that They have lost their minds while Moses is up on the mountain trying to get things straight for them. Lets keep going…
Exodus 32:7 Exo 32:7 And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.
So we see the FIRST 40 days and nights have ended and Moses comes down the mountain to get the people straight. Mind you he has lost his temper and destroyed the first tablets of stone in which God had written on Himself.
In Exodus 32:31 we see Moses going up to plead for the people
Exo 32:31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
Now in Exodus 33:1-23 we see Moses the Tent of Meeting and his intimate encounter with God, causing the Glory of God to shine upon his face.
In Exodus 34:1-28 The Lord tells Moses to chisel out 2 stone tablets just like the first ones he destroyed and be ready in the morning to present yourself to me on top of the mountain. No one is allowed go with Moses or even be anyplace on the mountain.
Moses went up and did as the Lord told him and The Lord passed by Moses proclaiming His name and goodness before Moses and Moses worshiped the Lord. Then The Lord made a covenant with Moses and gave Moses details of the covenant.
Now look at what Exodus 34:28 says….
Exo 4:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
So we see Moses spent more than just 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Sinai with the Lord. Look at Moses speaking about it himself in Deuteronomy 10:10
Deu 10:10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
)10 And I [Moses] stayed on the mountain, as the first time, forty days and nights, and the Lord listened to me at that time also; the Lord would not destroy you.
So we know Moses stayed on the mountain a total of 80 days and 80 nights and at the end of that time he came off the mountain soaked with the Glory of God shining so bright the people had to place a veil over his face. Exodus 34:29-35
Exo 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
Exo 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.
Exo 34:31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
Exo 34:32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai.
Exo 34:33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.
Exo 34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
Exo 34:35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
I was so excited and ashamed when this was revealed to because we don’t take the time that’s needed to get in the full presence of God we don’t prepare ourselves for Gods presences either. God forbid we be alone! We think we should have a crowd follow us every step of the way. I started studding this because I am been hidden on the back side of the mountain and I wanted to see Moses and the entire experience. There was many more things revealed to me but I was only able to share this with you. This place can often seem so lonely at times but just know God is there Stay put till you get THE GLORY. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES STAT WHERE GOD HAS CALLED YOU AND BE OBEDIENT. GOD IS ABLE!!!! i HOPE THIS HAS BLESSED YOU AS IT HAS ME.