Summary: God ask Moses what do you have: He says a rod? Later the a ROD becomes THE ROD OF GOD? Explore the difference in A ROD & THE ROD.
FORGETING THE TOKENS OF THE PROMISE?
FINDING THAT PLACE NEAR THE HEART OF GOD?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I have two rods before us, can we see the difference in them?
Jill : 11/15/14
I have learned a lot in the last 20 months since Jeff has been sick...
Things that I thought mattered or material things do not mean nothing!!!
I was really bad to sweat small stuff...
For you see, in the end none of that small stuff matters...
Please keep in mind, friends, there is always a lot worse stuff going
on around you ...
My brother is dying and there ain't nothing I can do about it!!!
This is the kind of stuff that matters...
I don't wish anyone this kind of pain...
I. MOSES HAS HAD A TWISTED JOURNEY...
NOTHING HAS GONE AS PLANNED...
1. THE FIRST 40 YEARS--- I AM HOT STUFF, With family, in the palace...
2. THE SECOND 40 YEARS--- I AM NOTHING... back side of the desert..
3. THE THIRD 40 YEARS--- GOD IS EVERYTHING... leading God's plan...
Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
II. PEOPLE ARE THE FICKLED FINGER OF FATE AWARD:
WHAT MIRACLE? MARKED BY THE LACK OF STEADFASTNESS, CONSISTANCY,
A. WHAT MIRACLE?
3,000,000 (3 MILLION PEOPLE?)
x 3 Meals a day?
9,000,000 (9 Millions meals A DAY)
X 365 days (A YEAR)
3, 285,000,000 (3 1/4 BILLION MEALS A YEAR)
X 40 YEARS
131,400,000 (13 1/2 BILLION MEALS IN FOOD YEARS)
B. All in the desert and wilderness, think of the miracle...
C. HOW BLIND CAN WE BE?
SEEMS ALL REFUSED TO SEE THE MIRACLE...
III. TROUBLE: WHEN IT WAS MOSES ROD... my rod --- trouble...
Numbers 20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy
brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and
thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation
and their beasts drink.
9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and
he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water
came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify
me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into
the land which I have given them.
13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and
he was sanctified in them.
IV. FACING THE SOUL'S CONFLICTS...
MOSES HAD BIG PROBLEMS AND THERE WAS NO ONE OR NOTHING THAT COULD
THE HEAVINESS UNDER WHICH HE LIVED DAILY...
HIS LOT WAS HOPELESS AND HELPLESS...
A. What can I do?
Frustration on every side?
Hope seems to fade under the pressure of little menial daily junk?
Exodus 17:12 (KJV) But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under