We’ve been away on some missionary work. We are back. Whenever someone spends a long time with another person, God, or any other spirit, there is an exchange between the two. An exchange is the giving and taking of things from one another. It happens in marriage. When couples have lived together for a long time, they begin to look like one another. Reed Hepler and colleagues describe exchange in human psychology as ” … perhaps the most common type of social interaction. In this form, information is transferred between the parties involved. In other words, it is a social process whereby social behavior is exchanged for a reward that is of equal or greater value to the behavior”. They were not describing the spiritual encounter of Moses, but it does describe what happened to Moses. The longer a time we spend with God, the more we begin to look like him. The people ran away from him. He had to put a veil to cover the after glow so they could endure his presence. We used to see Rev. N. C. Thompson with a glow that we thought cane from Vaseline. Now we know better. He spent time on his knees with God. Are you looking for a change of your visage? Forget cosmetic surgery. Spend time in the closet with God, and come out with the glow. Something must pass from heaven into you. That’s why you will glow. That’s what happened to Jesus at the transfiguration. He began to take on his real visage and came down with power. It your turn now.
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him….. And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. Exodus 34:30, 33 KJV