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Day 27: Miracle-Working Power

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Exodus 4:1-5:21
Matthew 18:1-20
Psalm 22:19-31
Proverbs 5:15-21
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” – Ex 4:2

As far as Moses was concerned, he was just holding a rod. But God wanted to make something clear to His servant Moses: God will take whatever is in your hand, and use it for His glory.

And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. – Ex 4:3

Apart from the word of God, the rod was just a rod. But once God told Moses what to do with the rod, it became a tool for supernatural breakthrough. The rod, coupled with obedience to God’s spoken word, produced supernatural results. By itself the rod was just a piece of wood; but with God’s voice it became a supernatural testimony.

From that day forward, the rod would be a symbol of God’s miracle-working power. With this rod, Moses would part the Red Sea (Ex 14:16). With this rod, Moses would cause water to come out of a rock (Ex 17:6)! God later promised us, through David, that His “rod and staff” would comfort us (Ps 23:4). The rod represents God’s ability to work through whatever you have in your hand to make miracles happen!

So, what do you have in your hand? What seemingly simple things do you have in your possession? What you have matters little; how you use it matters most.


Father, I submit everything in my possession to Your plan and purpose for my life. Use it as You see fit! Everything I have is Yours, because You have given it to me!

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