FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
Scripture: Exodus 4:17, 17:9-16
God said it to Moses pretty straight in verse 17, “And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.” There is a Rod which has been bought and paid for that Rod goes in our mouth. And with it we shall do the signs. The signs point to the harvest. The signs were necessary to bring the nation out of Egypt. The purpose of the rod was to give a harvest. That is the Judicial Christ in action. But today we do not see much of it because the Rod is not activated. But God is activating it in some people. In the past year I have watched it happen. The question is if, like Moses in verse 20, we will take the Rod and start to use it. Will God answer us? The New Testament Rod of Iron is released in prayer. When God answers, we have our sign. Moses told Joshua to choose the men and go out to war with Amalek. Moses stood up and raised the rod. When the rod was raised, Israel won. When it was not, Israel lost. That passage is a clear picture for us – “All of these things were written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world have come.” Is it not in there as an example? When we lift the Rod, we get the victory. When we do not use our Rod we lose. And today’s church has been losing for quite a while. The reason is believers have been preached out of the use of the Rod. And that has to change – let it change now! Use the Rod the Lord put in your hands like David. Use the Rod by praying like David prayed. Memorize Davidic Psalms, and when that Holy Spirit push comes, pray!