The Magic Wand

The 10th plague was significant for so many reasons. The Passover Lamb in Exodus 12 is a great foreshadowing of the New Testament Passover Lamb Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 5:7). God’s desire for His people is so evident in His faithfulness to His Word throughout the ages.

It is amazing reading through all of Moses’s communications with God and with Pharaoh during all those plagues. There is so much there. Moses had his ‘work’ cut out for him. The thing to see in all this is that even though he had the ‘rod’ he couldn’t just wave it and make it all go away. He couldn’t wave the rod and immediately set the Israelites down in the promised land. He probably wished he could. Wouldn’t you just love to be able to do something like that? Getting over a million people out of one land into another is an amazing feat. Those million people had free will and their enemies had free will. There were many opposing forces. The logistics must have been mind boggling!

Walking with God through this world, is a moment by moment event. Prayer is not a ‘push notification’. Prayer is continuous and a faithful mindset. It is a big deal and a two-way system involving listening and responding.  Perhaps that is what is behind Paul’s exhortation in 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

17 Pray without ceasing. (Link)

Moses took on the big deliverance task by staying on it step by step. He continued to go to God for each stage of the plan. This is a great lesson. Most times things of God take time and consistent looking to God. Often people have short attention spans and quit. They either blame themselves or God and then ‘cease’ from believing and sticking with Him to see the deliverance.

It is one thing to go to a big revival meeting or fellowship, hear a nice sermon and feel blessed. It is quite another thing to wake up the next day and grab life by its tail and truly walk with the power of God. Moses was a great example of putting one foot in front of the other and taking the walk with God.



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2 responses to “The Magic Wand

  1. So true. We expect instant everything, including spirituality. But good fruit takes time and effort, and plenty of grit.

  2. g

    Faith, hope and love………

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