BEGINNING OF DEMONSTRATION OF GOD’S POWER
So the Lord said to Moses: “See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My armies and My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.” Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’ ” So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the Lord commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; and the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. And Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as the Lord had said (Exodus 7:1-13).
Here we can see the power of God and also the power of the devil. The Word of God opens us up to the various powers that are out there, and if we are not careful, if all we are looking for is miracle, we can miss God. I believe the Word of God is written for our learning. Satan performed the same miracle that God demonstrated through Moses and Aaron, but because Power of God is greater, all their own rods that were turned to serpents were swallowed up by the Rod of Aaron. God showed His supremacy over the power of the devil. So many problems we face today are as a result of not having discerning spirit. If we focus on the things of this world alone, one can easily fall into the trap of the devil. He has many followers that he had equipped with different spirits that can do magical things, if we don’t seek the true God, the desire to have things of this world can plunge one to more problems. There were stories of people looking for fruit of the womb, and when taken to the false prophet, one demanded that sleeping with him will open the way for her to be pregnant. Out of desperation, she did and that was the way she got hooked up with this false prophet. Another story talked about a false prophet asking a barren woman to eat human waste and she would be pregnant. There are so many ways the devil can entrap people seeking instant solution to their problems. Children of God, the Bible is the Word of God and is true and complete. If you know the Word of God you will examine very well any suggestion given to you by other people. At times, those who appear to be friends are actually your enemies in disguise. The Bible says, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error (1 John 4:1-6).
Therefore children of God do not seek after instant gratification, or instant miracle, but seek after God, who is Supreme over all situations. When you seek Him, you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart. He is a good God and His own miracle is an everlasting one that will give you everlasting JOY. When you study the word of God, the Spirit of God will teach you all things and you will know the difference between Truth and Error (Deceit). My prayer is that the Lord will continue to guide us, instruct us, and keep us under His watchful eyes and we will not fall into the trap of the enemy in Jesus Name, Amen. Remain Blessed.