The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.” Then Moses told the Lord what the people had said.

We have noted previously how Moses serves as a model for preacher – leaders in the church today. He meets with God, hears His voice and passes on His Word. We know for sure that Moses was not perfect. (He had his moments!!) Nevertheless, he had about him a spiritual authenticity that might otherwise be described as ‘the anointing.’

Let’s not miss the importance of this point: a leader may or not be articulate. (Moses clearly felt that he was not). He/she may be obviously gifted, or otherwise. But if they endeavour to walk with God and bring His Word to the people of God, these same people will recognise a certain indefinable something about them, and have confidence in them. They will sense that this man/woman is ‘real’. There is no substitute for that, whatever we call it! It lies at the core of genuine ministry.