徒 Acts 7:30-36
30 “After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. 31 When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look, he heard the Lord say: 32 ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.33 “Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 34 I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.’35 “This is the same Moses they had rejected with the words, ‘Who made you ruler and judge?’ He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36 He led them out of Egypt and performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the wilderness.
From the outset there was no communication between God and man other than through Christ. We have nothing to do with God unless the Mediator is present to purchase his favor for us.
The church of God is never free from affliction in the world, but despite the fire of persecution its continual state is depicted in this passage.
The true foundation of faith is having God as its author; he must unequivocally declare that it is he who is speaking. Again, since Satan is walking about all the time, insinuating himself with many strange tricks, and has many ways of deceiving us, especially since he makes false claims to God’s name, we must be very careful of his wiles.