Who are you?-NOT-Who were you?
Exodus 1-3/Acts 22-24
2:3-4 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
3:2 Suddenly, the angel of the LORD appeared to him as a blazing fire in a bush. Moses was amazed because the bush was engulfed in flames, but it didn’t burn up.
:5 “Do not come any closer,” God told him. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground.”
:7-8 Then the LORD told him, “You can be sure I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries for deliverance from their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come to rescue them from the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own good and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey–the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites live.”
:12 Then God told him, “I will be with you. And this will serve as proof that I have sent you: When you have brought the Israelites out of Egypt, you will return here to worship God at this very mountain.”
22:10 I said, “What shall I do, Lord?” And the Lord told me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that you are to do.”
OT Flash Points
Moses, who are you?
I have heard the groans
Go and lead
I will be with you
NT Flash Points
Saul, who are you?
Get up and go
I will tell you what to say and do
Repentance – open and vocal, with tangible marks of change
This is the only way to supersede the memory of past behavior
Your wife or husband or siblings or friends or co-workers or boss, Christian or not, will always remember the old way you were unless you openly confess your humiliation and accept the challenge of the life of Jesus in you