SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Scripture: Luke 10:17-19, 2 Timothy 3
Luke 10:17-19 says, “Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.’ And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority (exousia) to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.’” From this passage we learn that the power of God comes in layers. Layer one is dunamis. But not only does God give dunamis but the devil anoints his servants with dunamis. Moses found that out in Egypt. Pharaoh’s magicians replicated his judgments in the first two plagues. They were able to duplicate the supernatural events they witnessed through Moses but only for a short time. The magicians copied the display of the blood and the frogs but were stopped by lice. 20% of what Moses did was as far as they could go. As judgment escalated they could not match God’s power. 2 Timothy 3 cautions us that we will face the same counterfeit in the last days. According to Paul, we must overcome it the same way Moses overcame Pharaoh’s magicians. Escalating selective judgment was how the Spirit led Moses. Moses saw multiple levels of God’s power! Moses executed judgment on all the gods of Egypt.