Prophetic Word: The Lord Says, ‘Greater Things Shall You Do’ by BETTY KING for Charisma News
The Lord showed me something unique, about the authority of the believer in this season and the preparation that comes for that authority to be effective.
“Moses decreed to us a law, the inheritance of the assembly of Jacob. He was king over Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together. Let Reuben live, and not die and let not his men be few” (Deut. 33:4-6).
Here, Moses makes a statement over Reuben about life, attraction and influence. The importance of what Moses declared over him cannot be overstated. Reuben entered into the world accompanied by—and thus named—words based on pain and relief.
As a man, Reuben did the unthinkable by sleeping with one of his father’s concubines. In fact, as his father, Jacob, was passing into eternity, he released the father’s blessing over his sons:
“Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power. Unstable as water, you shall not excel, because you went up to your father’s bed; then you defiled it—he went up to my couch” (Gen. 49:3-4).
Oh, the weight of carrying such a curse because of your willful mistake of defiling your father’s bed!
Now enters Moses, stage right, into the matter of the ages.
Moses was sure to become the deliverer of Israel, but before walking into this destiny, Moses was a callous murderer. He was exiled to live with a Midianite for 40 years. The providence of God was duly at work as it wasn’t just any Midianite but a priest. He was therefore exposed to spiritual matters, disciplines and truths that would sustain him in days and years to come. It was divinely appointed that he would spend his “wandering and seeking” years in that specific priest’s tent. This is what is meant for the “steps of the righteous to be ordered by the Lord.” He could thus relate to the theophanies of God that was to come—such as the burning bush—because his senses and discernment had been honed in the presence of his father-in-law.