There’s so much activity of the Holy Spirit in the book of Exodus. For that reason, we’ll spend more time in Exodus than some other books.
When the Word of God is spoken and obeyed, it is the Holy Spirit who goes into action to manifest that Word. In setting Israel free from Egyptian captivity, Moses would receive direction from God and the Holy Spirit would manifest the signs, wonders and judgments that came forth. Example in Exodus 7 and 8 God would say: “tell Aaron to stretch out his hand with the rod over the streams and rivers.” He’d do so and the water would turn to blood or the rivers would produce frogs. It was the Holy Spirit who would go into action to manifest these signs that baffled Pharaoh, all of Egypt and literally overthrew his government. He is the Spirit of all manifestation of the Word of God. There was purpose in each of those manifestations. Many of them were judgments towards the idol-worshiping nation of Egypt, which held God’s people in captivity. When the Word of God is obeyed, spoken and acted on in faith, it is the Holy Spirit who swings into action and manifests that Word.
In our day, through the gifts of the Holy Spirit God can give similar words of knowledge and perform all kinds of working of miracles as He wills. (See 1 Cor. 12) We should not settle for less in this new and better covenant, which is the dispensation of the Holy Spirit. We should press in and hunger for Him to move to set captives free and to glorify Jesus more than ever before.
When the Israelites left Egypt, it was the wind of the Holy Spirit that caused the Red Sea to open up and make a way for them. It was the same wind that closed the Red Sea and drowned Pharaoh’s soldiers, horses and their chariots. He is awesome!
As the Israelites proceeded into the wilderness, it was the Hoy Spirit who was present with them as the cloud by day and fire by night. It was the Holy Spirit who manifested the manna from heaven and water out of the Rock. It was the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of wisdom that facilitated proper leadership through Moses father in law. In Exodus Ex 24:1 Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, went up the mountain at the Lord’s summon. When they got there, it says they saw the “God of Israel.” (Exodus 24:9) But the Bible says in (John 1:18, 1 John 4:12) that no one has seen God at any time. Who did they see? I believe they saw the Holy Spirit. In the spiritual realm, the Holy Spirit has form. He is a Person.
Also in Exodus we observe a tremendous example of the communion of the Holy Spirit happening as Moses communed with God. 2 Cor. 13:14 shows us that communion with the Holy Spirit should a major part of our lives, times of undistracted fellowship with Him. Moses would often enter the tabernacle of meeting that he had pitched outside the camp of Israel. He and God would commune together. Also Joshua never departed from there. (See Exodus 33:11-23) The Holy Spirit is the One who makes communion with God possible. Within their discourse, Moses asked God to make sure and go with them. God said: “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” ( Ex. 33:14) The Holy Spirit is the One who communicates the presence of God. He’s the Messenger or Conveyor of the presence of God. Moses prayed: “Show me your glory.” The glory is the manifest presence of God by His Spirit. Moses had a longing and a hunger for the glory of God.
Brethren, what a lesson for us! In seeking after God, don’t stop at your last experience. Every encounter you have had with God is supposed to prepare you for the next one. You can move on to the place of greater impact than you have experienced before.
Like Moses, desire more, desire His presence, desire to see His glory.