MOSES CALLED THE SHOTS
by Tony Alamo
On the night of the Israelite’s deliverance from Egypt, Moses took the decisive lead. In other words (as the Department of Human Services or DHS would say), Moses began “calling the shots” and because of this fact, he is guilty of controlling the entire nation of Israel. Thereafter, Moses is usually mentioned as being alone insofar as calling the shots. Moses, with divine direction or guidance, didn’t lead the children of Israel the shortest way or the closest way to the Promised Land. I mean, he did not lead them through the country of the Philistines lest, being opposed by this warlike people, the Israelites should turn back to Egypt if opposed by these warlike people. Hence God led the people around by way of the wilderness to the Red Sea (Ex. 13:17-18), through which the Israelites passed in safety while the hosts of Pharaoh’s soldiers perished under its waves.1
On the journey to Mt. Sinai, Moses led Israel through Marah, where the bitter waters were miraculously made sweet (Ex. 15:23); through Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees (Ex. 15:27); through the wilderness of Sin, where the people murmured for want of bread and were supplied with quail and manna (Ex. Ch. 16); and through Rephidim, where the smitten rock of Horeb gave forth water (Ex. 17:1-7). This is where the hands of Moses (the one who called the shots), upheld by Aaron and Hur, inspired the Israelites with courage so that they defeated the Amalekites (Ex. 17:8-16). (Moses and the children of Israel did not obey the Amalekites, but destroyed them.) This was where Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, brought his wife and two sons to Moses (Ex. Ch. 18).
When the Israelites arrived at Mt. Sinai, Moses responded to the call of the Lord God and went up the mountain of God, where he received the message telling the people to prepare for divine communication (Ex. 19:1-13). As the one who called the shots, Moses led the people to the foot of the mountain on the third day, where he received the Ten Commandments (Ex. 19:14-20:17). He then, calling the shots (which the DHS says is evil), conducted the ceremony of ratifying the covenant (Ex. 24:1-8), reading all the “words of the Lord”(Ex. 24:3) and all the ordinances of God (Ex. Ch. 21-23), not the laws of Texas, Arkansas, or any other anti-God state, and not any anti-Christ, lawless law.
Moses (not any secular politician) stayed forty days and forty nights, fasting without food or water on the mountain (Ex. 24:18), receiving the plans of the sanctuary and the details for the worship of God (Ex. Ch. 25-31) as well as the two tablets of enduring stone (Ex. 31:18). In Exodus chapter 32, there is a vivid description of the righteous indignation of Moses at the sin of Israel in their worship of the golden calf, which led him to destroy the tablets of stone and his call for volunteers to kill (not spank) the idolaters (Ex. 32:11-29). We can also read how zealous Moses was in his role of mediator (Ex. 32:30-33:16).
The Glory of God was revealed to him (Ex. 33:17-23), and the tablets of the law were renewed (Ex. 34:1-4). A covenant was made with Israel (Ex. 34:10-27), and after a second fast of forty days and nights without food and water upon the mountain, Moses returned to the people. He covered his face with a veil as his face was shining (Ex. 34:28-35). Moses then (again calling the shots) supervised the erection of the tabernacle and its preparation for worship (Ex. Ch. 35-40). He received the statutes of Israel for the congregation of God (Lev. Ch. 1-7) and consecrated Aaron and his sons for the priesthood (Lev. Ch. 8-9). He executed judgment on Nadab and Abihu (Lev. Ch. 10), and, calling the shots, he gave further regulations to the Israelites (Lev. Ch. 11-27). After this, Moses, calling the shots, numbered the people (Num. Ch.1), arranged the orders of the tribes in the camp and on the march (Num. Ch. 2), and numbered the Levites, arranging for their special calling (Num. Ch. 3-4). Then he gave directions in respect to unclean persons, trespasses, and Nazarites, (Num. Ch. 5-6), received the dedicatory gifts from the princes of the tribes (Num. Ch. 7), consecrated the Levites (Num. Ch. 8), and prepared for their continuing journey (Num. 9:1-10:10).
On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year, the cloud lifted from the tabernacle, which was the announcement that the time to leave Sinai had come. Moses accordingly (once again calling the shots) gave the order to march, and six hundred thousand men, at least as many women, and probably many more children, moved forward (Num. 10:11-33). Mention is made of Moses securing by prayer the quenching of the fire at Taberah (Num. 11:1-3). The Word of God records his complaint of the burden of his duties and the subsequent appointment of seventy elders to assist him in calling the shots (Num. 11:10-30). It also records the sedition of Miriam and Aaron (Num. Ch. 12), the sending out of the spies (Num. Ch. 13-14), the rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (Num. Ch. 16), the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, and the striking of the rock at Meribah (Num. Ch. 20). It described the plague of serpents (Num. Ch. 21), the appointment of Joshua by Moses (the caller of shots) as his successor (Num. Ch. 27:22-23), the assignment of their inheritance to the Reubenites and the Gadites (Num. Ch. 32), and the appointment of commissioners to divide the promised land (Num. Ch. 34). At 120 years of age, Moses gave his farewell address (Deut. Ch. 1).
Moses died at 120 years of age,2 but the work of God continues to the New Testament, and the New Testament continues till the end of time, which is soon. Satan, the devil, and the evil angels that follow him have tried to stop the people of God, but we are still here, and if we are martyred for the Gospel or die, the Word of God will continue. Those who believe and continue on to the end shall be saved and live young forever,3 and those who doubt and persecute Christians shall be damned forever in pain and torment in Hell, then the Lake of Fire.4
Joshua called the shots after Moses, and the born of the Spirit church, the body of Jesus, carries on. Since He (Jesus) ascended into Heaven, we walk in the Spirit, which means we never die because the Holy Spirit, the Lord in us, never dies.
The anti-Christ government says those of us who call the shots as God commands us to do, are evil. However, we obey God, and He gives us the wisdom to run the church by appointing elders and others, as Moses did. An opposing attorney said, “It’s alright to read the Bible, but not to do what it says.” According to God’s law, this would be as the sin of WITCHCRAFT, which is disobedience. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (I Sam. 15:23).
Faith without works is void, dead.5 Have faith in God, and live.6 Say this prayer to God and be saved, so that He can administer Himself, His righteousness into you, thus enabling you to do His work, His will. You can then serve God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength as He commands all of us to do.7
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. 2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus, You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11
You’ve just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God’s Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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Moses Called The Shots footnotes:
1. Ex. 14:21-30, 15:4, Psa. 78:51-53, 106:7-11, 136:15, Heb. 11:29 return
2. Deut. 34:7 return
3. Matt. 19:29, John 3:15, 6:27, 8:31, Acts 14:22, Rom. 11:22, I Tim. 4:16, James 1:25, Rev. 22:15 return
4. Matt. 10:28, 23:33, 25:46, Mark 3:29, 16:16, Luke 16:19-31, Rom. 14:23, II Thes. 2:12, II Peter 2:1-9, Rev. 20:15, 22:15 return
5. James 2:14-26 return
6. Mark 11:22 return
7. Deut. 4:29, 6:5, 8:19, 10:12-13, 11:3, 13:3, 26,:16, 30:2, 6, Josh. 22:5, I Kings 2:1-4, II Kings 23:3, II Chron. 15:12, 34:31, Eccl. 12:13, Matt. 4:10, 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27 return
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return