And the angel of the Lord appeared to Him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Exodus 3:2
God is a holy being, His presence likened to fire and in order to proceed into His throne room one must be cleansed from sin and iniquity. Moses first experience with God was approaching a bush on a mountain that was ablaze with holy fire.
As he drew near, God spoke and told Moses to remove his sandals because he was on holy ground. When we worship God we are entering His holy presence and He must be treated with all honor and respect, for He is worthy of all praise and glory, being enthroned above the heights of the clouds in unapproachable light. From the midst of His holy presence Moses received a revelation that he would become a deliverer of God's people from their bondage in Egypt.
When we enter true worship with thanksgiving, praise and adoration, God's Spirit will often times speak that which God is wanting to tell us in revelation or through the gift of tongues and interpretation or prophetic utterance. Within His presence is fullness of joy and unspeakable glory as we worship the Most High God!
"Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." Exodus 3:5
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin