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DISPLAYING HIS AWESOME POWER
"Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Return to Pharaoh and make your demands again. I have made him and his officials stubborn so I can display My miraculous signs among them. I've also done it so you can tell your children and grandchildren about how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and about the signs I displayed among them—and so you will know that I am the LORD.'"
At God's command, Moses has been going to Pharaoh over an over again. Every time God gave him a message to Pharaoh, but He also warned him that he wouldn't listen.
In our text, God explains to Moses why He was doing this – to display His miraculous signs among the Egyptians. Moses and his generation, who experienced all these things, then had to be witnesses to their children and grandchildren, and tell them about all the mighty things God did. Then they would know God is the Lord.
God always has a reason for the things He does.
He wants to display His power in our lives too. He wants us to trust Him to do the things we are unable to do so He can manifest His works in our lives.
When we allow Him to do this, we see His mighty power and everyone around us sees it too. And, like Moses and his generation, we can tell those who haven't seen His power manifest in our lives.
In Mark 16:20 we read: "Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His Word by the signs that accompanied it." The Lord confirmed His Word, displaying His power by the signs He did through the disciples.
He is still doing the same thing in our lives. We discover a truth in the Word. We believe it and stand on it in faith. And the Lord confirms the truth of the Word by manifesting it in our lives.
Anyone who sees His manifested power, and are honest enough to admit only God could do it, will also know and have to admit He is the Lord.
What is going on in your life? Is there something you can do nothing about other than to place it in the hands of God and trust Him to show Himself strong in your behalf? Is there anything happening in your life where God can display His awesome power and show you, and those around you, that He is Lord?
Allow God to do what only He can do.
Allow Him to display His miraculous signs through you if He chooses to do so.
Allow Him to use your life to let others know He is the Lord.
And don't keep quiet about what God has done. Tell others! You never know what your testimony could do in the life of someone else.
PRAY WITH ME: Lord, thank you for displaying Your power and for often using us to do so. Help us to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand so You can do in us and through us what You choose. Make us useful to You and use us to show the world You are the Lord!