January 25, 2011
“1 Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of mine among them 2 that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the LORD.” (Exodus 10:1-2) NIV
God never wastes his time! If we can just see that every word, every dot, every coma and every letter in the Bible has a profound meaning we would never take His Word lightly. In these verses, we see that God revealed to Moses three reasons why He is doing what He is, and how:
God Wants to Manifest His Power in the World: God wanted to show off among them. Many of us have the wrong idea of ministry. We think of ministry as hiding in a building doing the same thing with the same people over and over, Sunday after Sunday. We want to be only around Christians and many feel that unless we directly work for an established ministry, we are not considered ministers, at all. So we continue to develop the entertainment mentality as we delegate the fact that God has called each one of us to be vessels of His glory and power.
God wants for us to share with our children the Word and The Testimonies of the manifestation of His power: Our children spend too, much time distracted by the things of the world; but if we introduce God to them as He is and not as religions’ view of God is; we will, without a doubt, have a better nation. It is important that we communicate with our children what the Lord has done, is doing and is yet to do according to the Scripture. We need to share the stories of our mess with our children and give them a clear idea of the places our God delivered us from. Some of us are so busy trying to be perfect and showing our children what we are not, that we forget to exalt Jesus. It is not about us, it is about exalting Jesus and His work in us. Many of our children follow the world because the world is more attractive as the world seems more glamorous and powerful than our pitiful seminary box and religious presentations of a god that does not look anything like the True God in the Bible.
God wants us to individually know that He is Lord: We will never present God effectively to humanity if we ourselves don’t know God as Lord. Many of us like Him as a Savior; as the One that saves us from hell; yet we refuse to see Him as Lord. When Jesus becomes our Lord, then our lives will experience powerful transformations. Out of knowing that He is Lord and treat him as so, we will experience the power of His anointing. So we will manifest not just head knowledge, not just mere entertainment; but the anointing of God that breaks the joke of bondage out of His people. Moses needed that kind of power, without it, he would have been killed from the very moment he dared to stand in front of Pharaoh requesting God’s people to be set free. Pharaoh and the people of Egypt considered Moses a god, for the manifestation of God’s power in Moses’ life was indeed, overwhelming for the most powerful nation at that time.