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The Three Signs of Moses

February 28th, 2020

“And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.” (Exodus 4:9 – KJV)

God had given Moses three signs to reveal to the children of Israel in the case that they did not believe that God had truly appeared unto him. The first sign that God gave to Moses was that of a Serpent. The Lord said to Moses, “What is that in thine hand?” Moses replied, “A Rod.” The Lord then said, “Cast it on the ground,” and when Moses did so it turned into a serpent, and “Moses fled from before it.” As Moses fled, so humanity without the power of the Spirit of God will flee when confronted with the powers of darkness! (Exodus 4:1-2; Acts 19:13-16).

What did this sign mean? What was the Lord trying to say here? I believe the Lord was telling Moses that he was going to come up against the Powers of darkness. Egypt was a nation that was wholly taken over and ruled by demon spirits. Even though the Pharaoh would claim to be in charge, in reality it was demons!

After the Rod turned into a Serpent, and a venomous one at that, with Moses fleeing, the Lord would then tell Moses, “Put forth thy Hand and take it by the tail.” (Exodus 4:4 – KJV). Again, The Lord is revealing something to Moses, and to us as well! The Lord did not tell Moses to crush its head, for that time was yet future as Jesus would crush the head of the serpent (i.e. Satan) on the Cross (Gen. 3:15; Heb 2:14-15), but he told him to take it by the tail! In other words, Moses was now given Power over Satan, and would go into Egypt with the Power of God behind him!

Child of God you are no different…you have the Power in the Name of Jesus to do God’s work in this world! (Mark 16:17)

The Second sign that God gave to Moses was to take his hand, and place it in his bosom, and bring it forth again (Exodus 4:6). When he did so his hand became filled with leprosy. Leprosy is a type of sin, which is the cause of all the problems in the world. When Moses reached his hand into the folds of his garment, and then pulled it out again the Lord was showing him, and us what is in the heart of every man, woman, boy and girl- it is sin. Job said, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). The Lord then commanded Moses to place his leprous hand back into his bosom once again, and pull it forth, and when he did his hand was restored as before. We see in this particular “sign” what only Jesus Christ can bring about as it concerns the salvation of the soul…He alone has the power to cleanse our hearts, and make us white as snow!

The third and final sign was that of the Blood. Moses was to take water from the Nile River, which was the source of life for the Egyptians, and pour it forth. Once poured forth it would become blood on dry ground. The idea is this: the only answer for Satan, and the sin that he causes, is that the source of all life would need to be poured forth; that Life was Jesus Christ! He is the source of all life, and it is by His blood that we are delivered from sin and from Satan!

The story many years ago was told of an eleven year old boy who one day stood up in his father’s congregation. His father had been in need of musicians to play music and bring glory to God. The Pastor asked his young son, “son if God gave you the gift of music, would you use it for His glory? “I would," the young man replied. That young boy would grow up to be one of the greatest Christian singers, and musicians of all time, writing such songs as “Soon and very soon,” “Jesus is the answer,” “Through it all,” and one of my personal favorites “The Blood will never Lose its power”...That young boy to whom God gave the gift of music to was Andrea Crouch.

Here are the words to "The Blood will never lose its Power", and let us be reminded of its truth that there is no sin that it cannot cleanse; and as the blood was given as a sign to dispel unbelief from Israel that God had in fact appeared to Moses, so let it sooth your doubts, and calm your fears today!

God’s Luv & Best to you! In Christ –

Verse 1: The blood that Jesus shed for me, way back on Calvary; the blood that gives me strength from day to day, it will never lose its power.

Chorus: It reaches to the highest mountain, it flows to the lowest valley; the blood that gives me strength from day to day, it will never lose its power.

Verse 2: It soothes my doubts and calms my fears, and it dries all my tears; the blood that gives me strength from day to day, it will never lose its power.

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