What’s In Your Hand? God Wants To Super-Charge It!
-Moses And The Burning Bush
(Exodus 3:4-7, 10) When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” (5) “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (6) Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. (7) The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. (10) So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
(Exodus 4:1) Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”
Q. What’s that in your hand?
A. “A staff”
(Exodus 4:3) The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it.
Stick becomes super-charged, supernatural, powerful, a symbol of authority.
1. For Moses: Sake
-Approval of the call – re-instatement
(Ephesians 1:4-5) For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
2.For God’s Sake
-Empowerment of the plan
(Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
3.For The People’s Sake
-Lift and liberation
(Luke 4:18) “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
(Ephesians 2:10) For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.