Tweet: It’s hard for most to distinguish God, View came, Moses used a serpent, water to blood, frogs, and death to cattle for Pharoah to distinguish.
I was talking with Father about the difficulty Christians, and others have in distinguishing between God’s work, and their work. For us Christians, both works require the support of each other to accomplish the over all big picture. If I’m going to complete the call on my life I will need my hand at work in conjunction with the hand of the Father at work. There is no one without the other.
When God sent Moses to Pharaoh to let his people go, you can see the work of both man, and God together: Aaron drops the rod, and the power of God turns it into a serpent. The problem was that the combined work that was first presented did not overshadow the knowledge, and power of Pharaoh. Pharaoh’s magicians did the same thing with their enchantments. They cast down their rods, and their rods also became serpents. Although Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods, you can begin to see the difficulty here of distinguishing between works of God, and works of man.
Plus, Moses and Aaron’s faith at this time will need to build up some more before they will use the power of God in a way that does overshadow anything that Pharaoh’s magicians can do. At first, before they went to Pharaoh, they stopped by the house to show the power to all their friends, and family. Then they went to Pharaoh, and asked him to let the people go, but didn’t show him anything. Pharaoh took away the straw, and made the life of the people harder. Then Moses went back to God for a pep talk before God sent him back with directions to use the power this time-Moses. Wow Moses, you can show the power to your family and friends without being distracted, will you go back this time, and show Pharaoh who ‘I AM.”
If you think about it, long after Moses, the Pharaohs are still here today. Those that do not want to accept that there is a God that has power over their lives. They think that they can do it all by themselves. And we Christians do all we can to help them because we show them such weak use of Father’s power. The reason that we do not show great power to the world is because they show the same power that we show, and a lot more of it.
Think about it. Just like Moses and Aaron stopping by the camp getting everyone excited, but they get to Pharaoh, and he is not moved at all on the first few attempts by the brothers. We get excited also, and make a lot of noise to friends, and family about the new house that God just gave us. Then the Pharaohs of the world look at our excitement in confusion because they have three homes, a big boat, and four cars in the drive way. It is difficult for them to distinguish, and acknowledge that they need what we have, when we the children of God for the most part, don’t have what they enjoy.
Here is the main thing that Father wants from us. Having the material things to that level is not the deal. The deal is that Father wants us to stand up on any given day without a pep talk, and already be ready to cast the rod down. He does not want us caught being out of oil when the bride groom comes through. You never know what’s next, you just must know that father has your next already covered. Here’s something to think about when it comes to trusting Father, he already knows that Pharaoh has a serpent up his sleeve. God, I AM, knew this, but still tells Moses to go, and drop a serpent in front of Pharaoh. You are always operating within a much larger plan with Father than you can see. We are always looking at the tree, while Father is always looking at the Forrest with each of us in mind. You must just know this, so that you will be ready when Father needs you to drop the rod at Pharaoh’s feet.
One last thing that trips us up. Don’t get me wrong, you must be educated. I have over 16 years of it. It got me into some of the best jobs around from Xerox, Sprint, Western-Southern, Cube-Smart, you get it. However, you must know when Father is at work, and trust him to do the work. God sometimes gets credit that he couldn’t count on if the person really had to trust Him. It is difficult to distinguish trusting God when the system is doing so good in our life. You also have as many or more non-Christians that receive blessings from a great job that started with a good education. The system is good to them also.
So, if the system is going to be good to all people, when is the need for God? My word to you is DISTINGUISH.