As we come to Exo. 20:20, we read: “…and Moses took the rod of God in his hands”. The rod is no longer the rod of Moses. It is now the rod of God. The words that will produce signs and wonders are the words of God. Not the wisdom of man but the wisdom and the power of God that is revealed through the word of God. The rod of God in the hand of Moses is now the rod of signs and wonders. Anywhere the rod is available, signs and wonders can happen.
The rod worked
All the signs that God wrought through the hand of Moses in the land of Egypt was by the instrumentality of the rod. He threw the rod on the floor and it became a serpent. Moses struck the waters of Egypt with the rod and the water turned into blood. He stretched the rod over the streams of Egypt and frogs in their multitude leaped out of the streams and ponds. Moses smote the dust of Egypt with the rod and the dusts became lice upon both man and beasts in Egypt. The rod/word is an instrument for signs.
The rod worked in the hands of Moses and Aaron. The word will work in your hand too. The mystery of the rod was a revelation to Moses. Never was the rod to be used anyhow again. It is no longer a cane for the animals. It is now a symbol of power.
The word works
God’s word is not just something to memorize and recite in prayers or put under the pillow at night. The word of God is power. It is an instrument for signs and wonders. It is also a weapon of warfare:
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Cor. 10:4-5).
The word of God is a weapon of warfare that can be used to pull down strongholds of the devil and cast down contrary imaginations that are against the knowledge of God. God’s word is quick and powerful.
The word of God is power. It is also fire. The word of God is like a hammer that breaks the rocks into pieces. God’s word is the secret of doing signs. God respects his word and confirms it in the mouth of his servants. If you want to put God into action, the secret is in the word. It was the rod in the hand of Moses, but for us, it is the word of God on our lips.
This is a part of the series: Knowing God, Moses’ Experience