Skip to comments.The Rod Is In Your Mouth
Posted on 07/14/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT by Frank Broom
God gave Moses an instrument through which He would do great signs and wonders, a rod. It was God's will to deliver the children of Isreal and his pleasure to show his power on their behalf. And it's his pleasure to show his power on your behalf. With the rod in Moses hand God demonstrated his power to bring his will to pass. But, notice Moses always said what would be done first. He would speak first then God would demonstrate his power. So, Moses words was an important role in seeing God's power manifested. And your words are important in seeing God's power manifested. I believe God is taking us to where we see his power manifested as we speak in line with his will. Notice the first time the people cried to Moses for water in Exodus 17 God told him to smite the rock with his rod and it would give forth water. But, in Numbers 20 when the people cried for water God told Moses to speak to the rock and it would give forth water. God was teaching them to use their words. In Exodus 17:11,12 when the children of Isreal was in battle and Moses held up the rod the children of Isreal prevailed and when his hand was lowered the enemy would prevail, so they held Moses arms up so that they would prevail. And yet, in Joshua 10 when the children of Isreal were in battle for them to prevail Joshua spoke. He commanded the sun and moon to be still and they obeyed. God demonstrated his power as Joshua spoke for God's will to be done.
Notice God is taking man from a rod in the hand to a rod in the mouth. In Isaiah 11:1 "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse." And what rod is that, Jesus(the word made flesh). And what is he going to do, "And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth." Notice the rod is no longer in the hand, but it's in the mouth. When Jesus came notice what he said in John 14:10, he spoke the words of his father and the father in him did the work. Notice he spoke the words and the father in him did the work. He spoke the words for people to be healed and the father did the works. He spoke for demons to be casted out of people and the father did the work. He called for the storm to cease and the father did the work. He spoke and the father did the work. His mouth was the instrument through which God demonstrated his power.
Somebody might say well that was Jesus, but look at Acts 3 where there was a lame man at the gate of the temple. He asked Peter and John for alms(money) and notice what Peter did. He said, "Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk." And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaped up and walked into the temple praising God. And notice Peter's answer to the people, "The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his son Jesus." Notice God demonstrated his power because Peter used his mouth(rod) for God's will to be done. Well, didn't Jesus tell them in Matthew 10:8 to heal the sick, to cleanse the lepers, to cast out demons, and to raise the dead. How were they going to do those things? The same way he did them, by the rod in his mouth, with their words. They were to speak and God would do the work. They would call for the will of God to be done and He would use his power. What are you going through right now, use your rod and watch God demonstrate his power.
Kind of a strange title. Sounds like a quadriplegic fisherman...
Thank you for the reminder. AMEN
No, actually God always spoke to Moses first and told him what to do. Moses then did it. Note that the one time Moses did not say as God told him, but did differently, God still did as God wanted, but Moses lost his right to enter the land.
The lesson of Moses and God, is that we must do EXACTLY what we are TOLD to do. Not that our words have power.
Thank you for the reminder. AMEN
Dont over think it, the rod in Christs mouth is the same as
the double edged sword coming from the mouth of Christ(Rev, I believe and another place). It signifies the power,might and justice that the Lord wields through his word, his judgement, his say-so.
The title sounds like a porn movie.
...or the title of Larry's new book.
Thank you codder too for taking the time to read this article. Thanks!
The point is he spoke first then God demonstrated his power. And the Bible says contrary to your opinion that our words don’t have power. Thanks!
Yes, I agree the rod is the same as the sword in Christ mouth. The rod in Christ mouth and the sword in Christ mouth is the word of God. Well, I can put the word of God in my mouth (which is the power of God Rom. 1:16). Thanks!