Summary: We can release the power of God into our lives.
Let It Loose
Exodus 4:2-4 (King James Version) Pastor Ken Crow
2And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
3And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
4And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
Matthew 16:19 (King James Version)
19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
I believe God has given a message here for somebody today. In fact I believe this message is for several of us this morning.
God ask Moses the question, “ What is that in thine hand ?”.
Moses’ most important possession out there in the desert was this shepherd’s rod.
For a shepherd no other item he may possess is as important.
Important as it was Moses did not know the potential of the stick until it was put under the power and authority of God.
No telling what many of us hold in our hand. No telling the unleashed potential in the church world today! All Moses had was a stick. What is that in your hand today? What is this in my hand? Oh we think we have so little! We for some reason sometimes come into a mind of spiritual poverty.
Just look what the Lord has done!
In Psalm 50:10 he owns the cattle on a thousand hills!
In John chapter three he turned water to wine!
In Mathew 15 and Mark chapter 8 he took a few fishes and a little bit of bread and fed thousands!
I ask you this morning what is that in your hand?
AND IF YOU ANWERED THAT, THE LOCATION OF THE “WHAT” IS THE PROBLEM!
As long as the “what” remains where it is the “what will never be any different.
The stick in Moses’ hand would have remained a stick until it dried up and decayed .
We try to change sticks into something ourselves.
Remember our “what”.
We worry ourselves.
We work ourselves.
We do everything we can to make that “what” or our stick turn into something but it just never happens.
The word of God, The Holy Spirit , Jesus on the inside of us keeps telling us to release this thing to God on Holy Ground but we hold on to it oh so tightly!
Matthew 19:21-22 (King James Version)
21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions
The potential this young man held in his hand! Oh if loosed, if released to Jesus!
The young man became offended because he was asked to give.
Jesus did not have to have this young man’s possessions any more than God had to have Moses’ rod.
In both cases it was going to help them a lot more than it was going to help God!
The young man held on to his stick, his “what”.
I wonder sometimes if Moses had held on to the rod if it would not have become a serpent and bit him!