A PLACE OF REVELATION
The wilderness is place of revelation. In Exodus chapter 3, Moses drew near a burning bush in the wilderness and received a revelation from God regarding his destiny. The Lord directed him to return to Egypt to deliver God's people from slavery.
God told him, "...put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground" (Exodus 3:5). Moses was told to take off his shoes, not only because of the profound revelation he was receiving, but because God was illustrating that He was going to walk in his shoes, so to speak, until his destiny was fulfilled. God's presence would go with him and would remain with him until his destiny was fulfilled.
In the spiritual wilderness you are in, God wants to reveal Himself to you in a new way. It is a holy place--this desert in which you wander right now. This is where you will receive a new revelation of God's plan. Do not fear, because God is going to literally "walk in your shoes" to take you to your divine destiny.
In Exodus chapter 19, Moses and Israel were directed to the base of Mt. Sinai.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord. (Exodus 19:9)
The people gathered at the base of the mountain and what followed was the revelation of the law of the Lord to Moses.
In Exodus 34, when God's presence was revealed in the tabernacle, Moses and Joshua went up to experience it first-hand. The remainder of the Israelites stood in the door of their tents and watched them.
God wants to reveal Himself to you in the midst of your wilderness. Will you enter into that revelation or simply worship from afar? The greatest revelation God wants to give you is of
Himself. Coming to know Him more intimately is a major purpose of the wilderness experience.
That I may know him , and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. (Philippians 3:10)
Paul went into the Arabian desert for years and John was exiled to a deserted island as a prisoner. What great revelations came from both of their experiences!
The question is, what great revelations does God want to birth in your wilderness?