January 23, 2011
“8 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 9 ‘When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.’
10 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. 11 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: 12 Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.” (Exodus 7: 8-12) (NIV)
I know that many times, the enemy looks big and intimidating. Sometimes we are facing situations so, against the odds that we feel that the path to victory is blocked. The Word of God is a book that not only shows us the Love of God, but also His incomparable and unmatchable power. It is amazing to see the magnitude of God’s power compared to the devil. God is able to beat the enemy in an effortless fashion.
There was an exhibition of power between Moses and the Egyptian magicians’. In these versus, though we see Aaron’s snake devouring the snakes of those magicians, the magicians were still able to imitate the miracle. We later see that these magicians were able to imitate the water as blood and the plague of frogs. However, this was as far as they could go, for the Lord was just getting started.
I am so glad that I serve such a powerful God and proud to say that I am on His team. The next time the enemy throws something at you, remember that it doesn’t matter how big and powerful the enemy seems to be; God can and will devour whatever the enemy is able to produce against you.