Pastor Francis Chan Says ‘I’m Not Moses,’ Encourages People To Reach Their Own Mountain Top
Pastor Francis Chan wants to make it clear that he is not Moses and doesn’t want people to rely on him to hear a word of God.
While preaching at the Church in the Son in Orlando, Florida last week, he revealed that he has played the part of a Moses figure in the past. However, all of that changed recently.
“I’m used to playing the part of Moses in many churches, many conferences, many retreats, many gatherings. And the Lord revealed something to me tonight, just a couple hours ago,” Chab revealed during the sermon. “He said, ‘Francis, you’re not supposed to be Moses. You’re not supposed to go up on that mountain top and have everyone go, ‘What’d He say?’ See, something happened at the crucifixion: The veil was torn.”
Chan, the former pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, encouraged people to start connecting with God for themselves instead of relying on a word from the preacher.
“I’m not your Moses. [You can’t ask] when I come down and say, ‘What’d He say? You’ve been with Him.’ No,” he said. “Why haven’t you been with Him? I’ve been dreaming of a gathering where everyone’s been up the mountain and then we all come together.”
Last week Chan appeared on the Relevant podcast where he revealed that a recent trip to Israel changed his view of American Christianity.
“What kind of message have we been preaching here in America? Has it been the true Gospel,” he asked. “Is my mind warped just because of the world that I live in? How can I escape from it?”
After retracing the footsteps of Jesus and his disciples, Chan also reflected on his own personal faith.
“You start to think, ‘What would Francis Chan have done at that moment?'” he said. “‘Would I have followed Him to the cross? Or would I have backed off? This is real Christianity; this is as real as it gets.”
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